To City Subtcribtn: If you fail to get your-Star pleas* telephont 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. ~& Hope Knife Star For Weather RcporJ See Column at Bottom of This Pago ND YEAR: VOL 62 — NO. 234 Hat of Hope, 1899, Proti 1927 Coniolldaftd Jan. It, 1*2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 17, 1961 Momher: The Anoclflttrt Pr«f« A Audit Human of Circulation* Av. N« Paid Clrc'l J mot. •nrtln« March II, 19*1 — J,SJ1 PRICE 5c COPY 2nd American Spaceman Has Been Selected By BEM PRICE CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —Virgil I. Grissom, a 35-year-old Air Force captain, was named today as the astronaut chosen to make America's second penetration into space. Selection of Grissom, from MittJicll, Ind., was disclosed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration less than 24 hours before he was due to take a 115-mile high flight aboard the space capsule called "Liberty Boll 7." The other candidate for the honor of following Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shcpard Jr. to the threshold of space was Marine Lt. Co'.^John H. Glen Jr., 39, of New Concord, Ohio. 1 Shcpard made his pioneer flight —a similar high-arc trip up and down—on May 5. The Soviet Union won the race lo get a man into space when Ma.j. Yuri Gagarin rode a spacecraft in orbit amend the earth on April 12. LI. Col. John Powers, spokesmen for the astronaut team, told a ijfews conference the weather prospects for Tuesday loked good. "Everything at this lime looks A-OK," Powers said. Both men received their prc- f light physical examinations Sunday afternoon after spending most of the day doing nothing save a little surf fishing. Meteorologists were keeping a sh;jpp eye on a high-pressure area over the Caribbean which was driving high cirrus clouds ahead of it. So far it docs not appear that cloud cover, which would hamper capsule recovery from the IT'S ALL OVcrt - CHAINED AND IN HANDCUFFS, Dclmar Spooner, 25, is led to jail by law officials in Bond, Colo. He is charged with the murder of two, and was captured in a 225-member posse hunt. — NEA Telophoto Perjury Charges Are Dropped HOT SPRINGS. Ark. f/\P) Pros. Ally. David Wellington said he had dropped pur.jury and blackmail charges against Mrs. Dorothy Skaggs Poulas of Teeum- seh, Okla.. a former employe of the Garland County tax collector's office. But he said she still is charged with converting public funds to her own use. Whittington said the case would be set for trial soon. The charges grew ol" of a I'JfiO investigation of the collector's office. Chicago Beaches Are Having Trouble With 'Wade-ins' by Negroes, 11 Arrested CHICAGO (AP) — Antagonism between while bathers and police and a scuffle in which a while pass close enough lo i teen-ager was carried unconscious cause postponement of the launch, however. The flight will be mankind's third trip into space in prcpara- tidf for true space travel. The first man to reach the threshold of Ihc heavens was Soviel Maj. Yuri A. Gagarin, who orbited the earth for JOB minutes al a maximum altitude of 187 miles on April 12. Gagarin was followed into space by U.S. Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shcpard Jr., on May 5. Shcpard's Jsg m 'nly~ Two suborbilal trip and the one schcd-1 j| CH wc ' ro ul%t Tuesday will be almost idcn-' Heat At the time of launch some 75 scientists and technicians will be packed into the conlrol blockhouse about 50 yards from Ihe 7ii,000-pound-thrusl Redstone missile with its Iwo-lon space capsule. None will have a more exacting job thiit Dr. Kurt Debus, director, Launch Operations Direc- to*»ic, Marshall Space Flight Center, Muntsville, Ala. Despite the tons of electronic equipment to detect anything wrong, there will be cighl seconds during which Debus, German-born rocket expert, will simply look al Ihe flames billowing from Ihc Redstone's engines and make up his mind whether all is going well. .1^ Debus detects any signs of thrust decay he will push a button which will send the man-carrying capsule 2,000 feet into the air and then parachute him lo safely. The flight of the Liberty Bell 7, like that of Shcpard in the capsule called "Freedom 7," is designed lo gather information on equipmcn land pilol behavior as a prelude lo a U.S. cfforl lo send a^ian on an orbital flight around the globe. Jf all goes as planned, the capsule and man will be plucked from Ihe sea by helicopters from the aircraft carrier, USS Randolph. from the beach Sunday marked the second weekend of organized integration "wade-ins" at Rainbow Beach. y . Eleven white youths were arrested by a police task force of 250 men, commanded by Capt. James Hackctl, which patrolled the South Side Lake Michigan Beach. Weather j^xpcriment Station report for 24-'iiours ending al 7 a. m. Monday, High 74, Low (it!; Total weekend precipitation 4.02 inches; Total! Nine were charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful as- others, both juven- in the custody of their parents. Those arrested wore among more than 500 while youths who jeered officers and a mixed group of some 175 integration demonstrators iit Ihe traditionally all- while public beach. The demonstrators arrived at midday and sal down in the sand among the 10,000 persons sunning and swimming iit Ihe three-block- long beach between 75th and 7l!lh streets. The groups of white youths began walking among the demonstrators and crowding around policemen. Then they began a short chant: "Go, go, go." As Haekctl and his men moved in to break up the youths, a I!)- ycar-okl kicked one officer and struck at another. Several officers, w^5h nightsticks drawn, grabbed and subdued the teen-ager who fell unconscious to the sand. He was carried to a police squad car and whisked off lo a police station. The youth later told authorities he was not knocked unconscious by police clubs but passed out in the excitement. He sad* he suffered from epilepsy. The kicking incident came as the integrationists were leaving the beach. All departed peacefully and no flareups between white persons and Negroes were reported. However, the scuffle touched off angry murmurs in Ihe crowd. Hackett then grabbed a portable loudspeaker and commanded: "The crowd on the beach constitutes ;in unlawful assembly. You will disperse or be arrested in the name of the people of the state of Illinois." 200 Rebels Killed in Viet Nam -If By JOHN GRIFFIN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Government troops driving into! ii rebel stronghold southwest of | Saigon killed an eslimated 200 Viet Cong Communists over the weekend in one of the bloodiest battles of the seven-year guerrilla war. Military authorities said 107 Viet L'nng dead were counted after the three-hour pitched battle in the swampy Plainc cles Jones —Plain of Reed.s—about GO miles from the capital. They added, however, that several hundred Reds fled toward the nearby Cambodian border carrying numbers of dead and wounded. Government losses were given as 12 (lead and about GO wounded. President Ngo Dinh Diem's I over the stale, but no major forces are giving a new twist to the- hit-and-run war. seeking out the rebels in offensive mop-up operations in territories where the Communists arc strong. Government sources claimed a major victory in Sunday's battle that sent a big rebel band fleeing toward the Cambodian border, carrying some of their dead and wounded with them. About GOO Viet Cong regulars, armed with French and American weapons sei/.ed earlier from gov- eminent forces, were lured into a trap when they tried to encircle 4.50 inches, an army company. After fierce lighting, the out- numb^rcd rebels succeeded in breaking away and retreated over the marshes. Ten Viet Cong were taken prisoner and G!i heavy and light weapons seized. It was the second major offensive operation launched by the j government in an attempt to wipe lout terrorist strongholds. 9 Inches of Rainfall in Some Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One of Arkansas' wettest summers in years got even welter this weekend. And the rains are expected t o continue al leasl through Tuesday. Rivers are on the rise. Bridges and roads are washed out in part of northwest Arkansas. And at least three funnel clouds were reported aloft in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma Sunday night. More than nine inches of rain fell at the town of Fulton in southwest Arkansas Saturday and early Sunday. Officials in the town of 350 population said there were no reports of major damage. A thunderstorm buffeted northwest Arkansas Sunday night, leaving 2.HO inches of rain at Springdale in less than two hours. Several creeks and streams overflowed, washing out some secondary roads and small bridges. The village of Monte Ne southwest of Rogers was isolated for a time Sunday night. Water covered the county road lo Rogers and trees felled by the storm severed telephone wires, .Some homes were reported floded in that area. Monte Ne will be covered by 14 feet of water when the new Beaver Dam is completed on White River northeast of there. The funnel clouds were reported aloft near Fayelleville, the border city of Chotcau, Okla., and Miami, Okla. Central Airlines said one of its flights from Joplin, Mo., to Fayelleville turned back to Joplin because of one of (lie funnels. Apparently none of the storms touched down. About :«) cars were reported .stranded a (Lake Alalanla near Rogers when small bridges leading to ;i recreation area were washed away. No serious: flooding was reported in any town. Al Magnolia, 7.!):! inches of rain was recorded in the a4 hour period ended at. I', a.m. Sunday. All Kl Dorado, (i.44 inches was recorded in the 24-hour period ended at (i p.m. Sunday. The Weather Bureau said rivers and streams are on the rise flooding is expected. Officials at Magnolia said the rain was the heaviesl in 40 years. A few families lefl their homes because of high water but returned within a short time. A few business buildings on the western edge of the city suffered waler damage and firemen were called to pump out the floded basement of the city hospital. Rain was general over the state. Ciimdcn reported 5.(i5 inches and Index, on the Red River between Texarkana and Hope, reported Will Build If Money Released LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Jake Sklar of Little Hock, president of the Arkansas Association for Retarded Children, told leaders of the organization to make clear to pin-outs that construction on new buildings at the Arkansas Children's Colony will be resumed as soon as the legislature reap- pi'opriales $.100,000 tied up in the state treasury. Construction was halted because of lack of money in April and the $'100,000 was contained in Hie omnibus financing act ruled uneonsliluliona! by the Supreme Court. JFK Soon to Decide About Calling Guards By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AIM — President Kennedy probably will decide within the next two or three days whether lo call in reserves and National Guardsmen to Bolster the nation's military readiness, Jf he decides (o issue the call, I he will have to determine also how many men are needed and how much extra money. Sen. Mike. Mansfield of Montana, Ihc Senate Democratic leader, told a newsman the President may have reached his decision by Tuesday when he holds his weekly liiei'ling will) Democratic Congressional leaders. When Deputy Secretary of Defense lioswell L. Gilpalrick announced last, week that such a move was being considered he said this was the most obvious way lo beef up the military forces quickly enough to deal with such immediate problems as Berlin. But he said this was only one of jnany possibilities being considered. A Pentagon spokesman .said that a review of readiness ordered by the President probably would go to the White House about, the middle of the week. This left open the possibility that Kennedy might decide on Hie callup question before he gets Secretary of Defense Robert S. MeNamara's detailed report. Kenedy asked more than a week ago for a Pentagon report, on the availability and readiness of all convent.ioual forces. Pentagon officials said the review was not based alone on the question of Berlin but on the "whole svorld situation." Kennedy can act svilhoul permission from Congress but he would have to declare a emergency to mobilize reserves. Pentagon figures show thai about \A million reserves are available in the ready reserve category. Big Three Allies All Send Notes to Russia About Berlin Stand West Intends to Maintain a Free Berlin Foy Mammons 67, Retired Coach, Dies Fny Mammons. Sunday in a Little Me was a retired and teacher. He G7, died early Rock hospital, foolb;ill coach served various That Policeman Was Startled Arkansas schools 27 years. Me brought grid prominence to every school were I in coached. In l!)2, r > his Pine Bluff Zebras won the national high school Championship. Me coached at Oiiachila College prior to coming to Hope where lie served 1 II! years. Hope's football sladium is named for him. Coach Mammons retired ' in the mid HMO's bin. caine out of retirement (luring the war to again guide the Bobcats whom he carried to grid heights many years. He was a member of First. Methodist Church and the Century Bible Class, and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include hi.s wife.Mrs. Frances Welch Mammons, two sons, Foy Mammons, Jr., of Knoxville. Tenn., Jimmy Dick llam- inens of llmilsvillc, Ala.; three daughters, Mrs. H. II. llerrod of Richardson, Texas, Miss Helen Troy Mammons of Mope, and Miss Beryl Judith Mammons of Little Rock; a brother, II. M. Mammons of San Francisco. Funeral services will bo held at 10::i() a. m. Tuesday at First •Mel'hodisl Clinrc'li by the Rev. Rul'ns Sorrells, with burial by Oakcrest in Hose Hill Cemetery, Mope. CHHISTCIIIIRCM, F, n u I a nil (AIM — Geraldine Slaiitlerwiek limped into a police station after a crash on her motorcycle Sunday and asked the desk sergeant: "Can you lend me a hammer, please'.' 1 want lo pound my leg straight." The 22-year-old girl explained lo the startled policeman that she had lost a leg in a childhod accident and it had been replaced by an artificial limb. The policeman produced a hammer. Miss Slamierwick straightened up her leg and walked Jauntily out. German Girl Wins Title of Miss Universe By JACK SIMMS MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AIM— Willowy Marlene Schmidt, a green-eyed beauty with a big, disarming smile, bade farewell to I many of her trslwhile competitors today and got busy on her new job—being Miss Universe of J'JOL The 24-year-old German, selected by a panel of international ex- perls as "Urn most beautiful girl in the world," reigned .supreme at Sunday night's coronation ball. Faubus Undecided About Meeting LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. jOrval E. Fauhus still wasn'l sure ! today whether he will altend a i meeting of Southern governors al i Jackson, Miss., Wednesday. ' "I just don't know yet," he told newsmen when asked about (he j meeting, which was called by : Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett. | Barnett called the meeting for a discussion of governmental problems peculiar to the South. Series of Car Wrecks in Rain Here A series of accidents were investigated by City Po-liee over the weekend, most of them occur- ing during a driving rainstorm. About I:'15 p.m. Saturday an auto driven by Jo Ann Stark slop- lied at. a red light, and was hit from behind by a car driven by Mrs. John Tucker of West Helena. The Tucker car wast hit from hi: hind by another driven by G. B. Cook of Blytheville. Officers Moses and Ward reported considerable damage lo all I'hroe. Also Saturday at 1:115 p.m. an auto driven by Mrs. W. C. Bruner collided with a truck driven by Jack Simpson. Mrs. Brunei- was pulling out of the driveway. Mr. Simpson suffered minor cuts, ae- coVdlng lo Officers Ward and Moses. At 1:50 p.m. Salurday cars driven by George Pete Stinson of North Little Rock and Billy Campbell of Blevins, collided on Hast Third causing considerable damage. Officers Clark and Rowe charged Campbell with ha/ardous driving. Cars driven by L. V. Landers Jr. and Donald Woodward collided with damage resulting to the front end of both vehicles. Officers Shirley ami Ilollis c'hargcd Landers with having no drivers license. It was the of I be tojilli test. final official event annual beauty con- All Around Town •y The Star Staff struck over the Most persons left Ihe beach. precipitation during July through|Hackcll later rescinded the order the Kith, 7.20 inches; Total l%l!«»'l Police allowed u few while precipitation through June, 24.UO I families and a number of bath- inches, during the same period a! L 'i'- s lo use the beach area. year ago, 22.24 inches. ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon, tonight and ((Borrow with .scattered, mostly afternoon and evening thundershowers. High today mid 80s to mid DOs. Low tonight, mid 50s north to 70 south. High Tuesday upper tiOs to mid !)0s. LOUISIANA: Partly cloudy and warm today, tonight and tomorrow with scattered, mostly afternoon and evening Ihundershowcr.s. High today 80 to !)2. Low tonight 01! lo 7 1» Continued oa Page Two The four-hour "wade-in" was organized by Ihe Congress for Racial Equality, Ihe Negro American Labor Council, the West A\a- Jon Community Association!! the I Positive Action Committee for ^quality and Ihe Temporary Woodlawn Organization, borhood group. The beach is about from a West Side area of in which racial unrest last week. Police said |h dale district was quiet Sunday. Twenty white persons have been al lacked by loving gan. 1 ;/, (il youthful Negroes in the district. Cicero Spates, 81, of Saratoga, Dies Saturday Cicero Spates, 111. a retired farmer of Saratoga, died Saturday in a local ho'pilal after a Ion 1 . 1 , illness. lie is sim ivcd by his wife. Mrs. l.uia Spates of Hope: two sons, Glen of Dallas and Lahroy Spates of Mope: four daughters. Mrs. Bill Ccolin of Phoenix, Ari/.: Mrs. ,]. A White of Dallas; Mrs. Rich ard Mai!in of Little Ruck: Mrs. Glen Olds of New Castle. Wyo.- iiiic brother. J. M. Spat; 1 .-- of O'j.dcn. Ark : and a sister. Mi 1 .--. Esther Walkup ot Saratoga. Services were held at :i p. m. Sunday at Saralo'.'.a Churdi o.f Chrisl with Milton fieating. Burial The weather blow at Hope causing considerable tree;] and some roofs was reported injured could be determined terrific , weekend; damage to- bill no one . . . >-o far Oakcrest Jackson . . . although a tornado funnel was sighted by Oakhaven residents Ihe town got only heavy rain . . . the funnel seemed to just disintegrate as il passed ov-. er the community and swooped down on Hope . . . the Experiment Station reports a lotal of i 4.1)2 inches ut rainfall during tin •'weekend, the major portion com ing Friday night with high wind* ... for the entire month of July through 7 a. m. Monday. July 7. I'lie station reports 7.2!! indies of trees and repairing Ihei 1 ' aillfu! . 1 . there are still plenty i Mortuary sustained the heaviest damage when two large oak trees! wre toppled during the Friday I night rainstorm . . . several local streets were blocked by falling trees and debris littered the entire city . . power lines' were down all over and city crews worked all day Saturday' rcmovin lines . The (all, silver-blonde from Stuttgart met today with officials of the four-day contest to complete plans for personal appearances ami promotion during the coming 12 months, "I'm very happy it'.s over,' Marlene said in reference to the Salurday nillit judging, "but i still can't believe it. It seems like everything happens too quickly." Le.s.s than one month ago, she took leave from a $r>4-a-weck job j a.s a research engineer for an electronics and radio firm in Stuttgart. She plans to return to that job when her reign ends. "This is like fairyland to me," the 5-fool-K Marlene said in reference to her three-room executive •suite in Miami Beach hotel. She will remain here two to three weeks, return to Germany lo visit relatives, then come back to the United Stales to fulfill commitments of the pageant winner. of yards littered with limbs throughout the city . . . out on the Shover Springs-Country Clul^ cut off road six head of cews were kil'cd by lightning . . t'liey were under a tree, reports the owner, 1 J.lulm Bill Jordan, who said the I've wasn't! damaged much . . . Stale Police reveal that someone get stuck (in the bank of Heel River had to leave his car . . . Peebles of- when he returned for il Saturday w;is b\ Hern- the ear was in Red River . . . the dun l':)!' i lory. !'c';!i" in Sara 1 "; 1 :! ci'ine- IMII!; had e.r.cJ into (he river . . the owner reportedly was a Mr. Jo Ann Carrigan of Washington. Ark., i.s among :>:) --indents who have been nominated for membership iiite the Louisiana State University chapter of Ihe national honor society Phi Kappa Phi . , . election to Ihc organization is considered as hi.uh an academic honor as a student can receive . . . all ol Ihe nominees are senior students who are- candidate* I"! 1 decree-; in the summer sessioutu 1 graduate slit June this vcar. Less iii.ni ,1 year ago. Marlcne i boarded a train in Bresslau and .] crossed the Iron Curtain into West Germany. Her mother and a 17-year-old sister made a similar trip Ihc previous day. Her father died as a Gorman soldier on Ihe Russian front during World War II. Selection of the German entry was a popular one with Ihc other girls. Marlene. endowed with a :iii'.--2:i-;;ii ligure, was mentioned inure often than any other delegate in an informal poll of con- tsetanls' choices fur Ihc title. Ruseiiiarie Frankland of Wales, first runner-up: Adriana Gardia- zabal of Armietina. second runner-up: anil Sharon Brown, Miss U.S.A. [ruin Mindeii. La., also predicted in advance Marlc'iie would linisli among the lop ii\c. .Mi:.: (. .S A., wa.- fourth runner- up for Ihe international title. Riders Back Home, Claim a 'Victor/ ST. LOUIS (AIM _ Fmir "freedom Riders" who visited Arkansas last week today wcrc back in SI. Louis, from where they launched their bus-riding assault on Southern segregation last Monday. The week-long trip was a mixture of arrest, stalemate and successful desegregation. In Little Rockn Ark., the group Wits arrested and sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine. The city judge suspended sentence when they agreed to leave Ihe .slate without milking further integration attempts. hi Shreveporl, La., they were met by more than liO state, parish and city law enforcement officers but made no atcmpl lo enter the bus terminal. Then, upon leaving a day later, they entered the whit 6 wailing room and left only after Continued on Page Two MOSCOW (AIM — The Ulillcd Slalc.s loda.v handed to Ihe Russians President Kennedy's reply (i Premier Khrushchev's memorandum on the German problem und Berlin. Immediately afterward. The French delivered a note on Ihc same question, and the British did likewise. None of the Western Big Throe embassies would disclose contents of Ihe communications. The U.S. embassy declined even In .say communications had been delivered but Ihe French and British confirmed they had bcon. The notes are not identical. The American one is a straight, reply to the memorandum which Khrushchev gave the President ill Vienna early in June.- The French and British notes set forth I heir own views on Germany. II is nnilcrslood all three, re main firm on mainlenance of their war-won rights in West Berlin. The Khrushchev memorandum, handed lo President Kennedy .'it Vienna June 4, declared the Soviel Union would sign a .separata peace treaty with Communist Kasl. Germany before the end of the year if there was no agreement on signing up wiUi both ger- inanys. A Soviet-East German treaty would jc-opanli/0 rights of Did United Stales. Britain and Franco in West Berlin and access to .that city via land and air corridors across 110 miles of East German territory. Western .statesmen have mado clear Ihey intend to maintain their positions in Berlin, where the Big Three Weslern powers have token garrisons lolaling 11,000 men. BERLIN (AIM — Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin called OH Chancellor Konrad Adenauer today for bipartisan talks oil safeguarding Berlin against Communist action. Brandt, a Socialist, is seeking to re-place Adenauer, a Christian iDemocral, in the West German election Sept. 17. In ;in interview with Uililxcl- lung. Germany's widest cireii' lated daily, Brandt said the Christian Democratic administration .should call together all parlies represented in parliament. He suggested the parlies work together on thro problems: 1. How to safeguard Berlin; 2. How lo "make a reality of our right lo self-determination"— in oilier words, how lo get free elections in Red-ruled East Germany; I). How Germany can take part in the debate on disarmament.' ,' "We must do something," Brandt said. "The West must not read lo Soviet ad- I mean is a politico! counter-campaign of Former Resident of Hope Dies in Texas Saturday Mrs. Wilson Skinner, 40, formerly of this area, died Saturday al Mount Vcrnci). Texas, while en route home. She hail been visiting in Murfrcesboro. Ark. She lived iit Perrytoii. Texas. Survivors include her husband, three sons. Jerry, Larry, and Paul Skinner of Perrytoii, six brothers, llesterly Mickey of El Dorado: Otho and Uufus Hickcy of Perrylon: Scut I Mickey of Delight; L. J. Mickey of Crowley. La.; Archie Hickcy of Murfrcesboro: two sisters, Mrs. Violet Hunt of Springdiilc. Ark.: am Mrs. Audio Smith of New Buflalo, Midi. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Iterndon- Corn clius Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cant ley Cemetery near Prescutt. always just viince. What offensive, a the West." A record flow of refugees from Communist East Germany brought some 4,000 into West Berlin over the weekend. With tension building up, the refugees apparently feared that it might .soon be too late lo leave, Thinks GOP Could Carry Arkansas WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans have a good chance of carrying Arkansas in the t'Jfil presidential election, says I. L, Potter, head of GOP activity in the South. And, he adds, the state is a GOP ••Shoo-in" in 11)08. Pollcr said the GOP'.s strongest point in Arkansas is the leadership ol Winthrop Rockefeller, the new national eommitteeman.
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