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To City Subicribtn: If you fail to get your Star please telephone, 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. 62ND YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 235 Knife Star For Weothcr Report See Column at Bottom of This Page l»or of Hope, I89», Pr«l 1»2T Coniolldofed Jan. II, If2* HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1961 Momhor: The A««el«tcd Pr«» & Audit Rureau of ClreuloMont Av. N<* Paid Clrc'l 3 moi. amlln* March Jt, 1*61 — 1,511 PRICEScCOPY Jury Should Get Garret! Case Today U. G. Gan'ctt took the stand in his own behalf here this morn- inng at t'hc trial of the former county judge on charges of misuse of public funds entered its second and possibly the final day. Defense testimony was completed this moi'ning and the arg- mjjftnts arc scheduled to begin at 1 p. m. The jury should get the case by midafternoon. The former judge was indicted by a grand jury on June 22 on charges of allowing claims in violation of a state law and failing to pay over public funds. Charged with him were his secretary during his -term, Mrs. Wanda GrimmeU, and a local oiJ_and gas distributor, L. E. Po- Mrs. Gnrnmcit is charged with embezzlement or grand larceny by bailee, and Mr. Potcet is charged with obtaining money under falso pretenses and forgery. Prosecuting AUorncy Roycc Wciscnbcrger and his special assistant, James 11. Pilkinlon, completed their case yeslerday.Boycl Taekett, Tcxarkana attorney, and C^V. Nunn, Jr., former Hope city attorney, represent Mr. Garrett. The former judge told liow many times he paid claims out ot his own pocket when the county was out of money and would later collect from the county. The prosecution charged that Killed When Truck Hits Bridge CHEYENNE WELLSN Colo. — Billic Ei\t Mctllock, 82. of Mill berry. Ark.. was killed when his truck hit «'i bridge on U.S. •!() early today. His wifen Mary L. Medlock, 2!!n received leg injuries and was in Cheyenne Wells hospital. The stale patrol said a (ruck driven by Mccllock rolled over aft cr il struck a bridg near this eastern Colorado town. ALC to Clear Audit Backlog LITTLE HOCK <APi—The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to clear up a backlog of audits completed by legislative: auditors. These include the audits of the state Labor Department. Mdiac Sanatorium. Oil and Gas Commission, Game and Fish Commission and the Vocational Training Schol aot Pine Bluff. a sum of ¥1,141.01 was paid three No Protests, City to Paw Sewer Plan A comparatively small group attended the city's hearing on the proposed increase in sewage rates yesterday at City Hall. The meeting wa.s called by'tho Board after the city had sold $210,000 worth of revenue bonds Contract Let forBoisd'Arc Game Preserve The Arkansas Game & Fish I Commission let contract ycster-1 clay for completion of (lie Bois d' Arc project. Low bidder was the A. K. McBridc Construction Co. of Fort Smith. His bid was $80,7!>7.:!0. according to Gus Albright of the G. & F. Thin preserve 'is located t'hi'ec miles southwest of Spring Hill and calls for a levee 15 feet high and 12,000 feet long. The contractor has 200 working days in which to complete the job. Some Work has been done on the project. It is not very likely that the project can be completed Mi is year, according to Mr. Albright, who pointed to the weather as a jkcy factor. Right now the area j is too wcl lor construction to; start. ! This preserve has been one of the key projects of the llcmp- sl«nt Wildlife Asrfoeialion and when completed will give this area a fine 'hunting and fishing site. with which to inslall many Lime Pays the Farmer Real Well CHOSEN - PROJECT MERCURY ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. Grissom, chosen to be the pilot of the second buborbital training flight from Capo Canaveral, Fin., Wednesday aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket, leaves a gantry elevator at launch complex 56 following flight simulation conducted about a week ago. — NEA Tclcpboto it , ., , _, _ n *i.*« ii i< t^i i \.\j 41 jo Ltd i imcs by the county to L E. Po- lhc oriaina| scwa . , incs U he an e Lime returns about $0 for each dollar invested by the farmer,! .«*, lhc oil and gas dealer, and 1 ^ ^'^ y " " "•""""" I™ 11 !!* U ! CoulUy Aacnl Calvin .1 the former judge owes this '^cnvards Ihe Board announ-! Sect" ils *""* ""'"'^ ced its intentions ol revising the) Mr. Caklwell points out that sewer fees, selling minimums of, "all of us know that loday the tlio'l the former judge money to the county. Al one lime during 'his tesli mony Mr. Garrcll charged thai the only person not confused alxml the whole case was W. S. Atkins, local s attorney _ whom _ he average for tho months of No" vcmber, December and January. said was behind the whole tilling. Deputy Prosecutor Pilkinlon admonished the former Judge not lo bring personalities into Cue case. She grand jury was called into $1.25 per month for resiliences efficient, farmer is Ihe only one, mercial 'houses _aml industries, or I able to meet competition aiid remain in business. If today's farmer plans to be in business tomorrow, then he must employ every 25 per cent of your water pro- position was explained during session on May 11 and returned, jmembers of the Board invited ,.-„ Ihe indictments about six weeks |t cs l s and suggestions. The city's later. ' Before the grand jury session four civil suits were filed ugainsl Garrcll to recover money and properly which the plaintiffs contended belonged lo llempslcad Actually this amounts to an in- known efficient production prac- crease for practically everyone, tico. He must not forget Lo have Al yesterday's meet ing City li'is soil tested and apply the nee- Manager Garland Medders and icssary lime to maintain an adequate pll for maximum crop production." Liming is the first slop in re- question and answer session. Ap- storing soil fertility. It supplies! parcntly, those preset were satis- essential foods, calcium and mag-1 ficd and there was no,suggestions'ncsaim. Liming boosts Ihe effici- as to other plans to finance thejcncy of both manue and com-i I project. | mercial fertilizers. Lime improves Thesesuits were filed by | The Board will officially vole j plant 'yields and'legumes simply hVlwrirrlc n nntit Piintm* ntirl ».•> i:., n • ,. I L ... * . ° .. . . B. W. Edwards, a contractor, and j on an ordinance setting up the M»nroe Kent, a farmer. They new rules. j are members of a citizens group which paid some $1,300 for a special audit of county records. This audit was made available lo the graiiu jury. Taylor, Ark. Bank Robbed of $3,000 TAYLOR, Ark. — A pistol wielding bandit robbed a branch bank of $3,000 here today and escaped in a slolen car. Officers said lhc man locked the bank manager and an employe in the vaull before he fled. Delails were incomplete. 'J'iie description of Hie gelaway car matched that of a car report ccl stolen Monday in Louisiana, of fleers said. The ank was a branch of the First National Bank of Magnolia. J. A. Cofield 43, Dies at Little Rock Joseph A. Cofield, 43, a former resident of this area, died yesterday at Lilllc Rock. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Collier Cofield, a son. Joe Wayne and a daughter, Linda Ruth all of Little Rock; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. "Harmon Cofield of Hope and two brothers. Norman ot Montgomery, Ala. and Kenneth Cofield of Dallas. The body will be returned hero for burial. Herndon-Corneliib will announce arrangements. Weather Experiment Station report for 2^Jioiirs ending at 7 a. m. Friday, iflgh 90, Low 05; Total JBB1 precipitation through June, 24.90 inches; during the same period a year ago, 22.24 inches. will not grow in a soil with a low calcium supply. Liming granulates the soil, improves tillage and drainage and speeds the decay of organic mailer and Ihe j formation of humus. There simply; is no subslilue foii limestone in I correcting soil acidity and cor- j reeling soil aeidily raises the pll value and increases your yields and profits per acre. Land Damage Is Worth $325,000 WEST MKMPIIIS, Ark. (API- Jack W. Rich, a West Memphis real e s t a I e developer, was awarded $325,000 in Critfendcn Circuil Court Monday for damages to two sections of land used hi the construction of Interstate Highway 40. The stale Highway Department claimed the 44 acres was worth $(i!),000. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Central, southeast and southwest: Clear to partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with chance of scattered afternoon thundershowers \3jjdne8day. Highs today mid 90s. Lows tonight upper 60s to low 70s central, upper 60s to mid 70s soul"cast and southwest. Northeast and northwest: Clear to partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with a chance of widely scattered (hundershowcrs. Highs today low J to mid 90s northeast, in the 90s i northwest. Lows tonight upper 60s i lo low 70s northeast, mid 60s to 1W 70s northwest. ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy (his aflernon and tonight with a chance of thundershowers in extreme north portion. Wednesday partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers, mostly in northwest p o r I i o n. Continued warm. Highs today in the 90s. Lows tonight mid 60s to mid 70s. J ; £;hs Wednesday in the low 90s Continued on Page Two I MISS ARKANSAS — FRANCES JANE ANDERSON, MISS Pine Bluff, was named MAS Arkansas at reremonies in Hot Springs. She will represent Arkansas at the Mist^America in Allciniic Cily, N. J. Mj^j Anclci ..un '.vun over 42 beauties. — NEA Telephotq Race Trouble Continues in Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .Police were out in force again today in Chicago's racially tense Sinilhwcsl. Side where 20 while persons have been injured by roving gangs and 71 Negroes arrested in the past 10 days. Groups of Negro youths continued to roam the drab, run-down area near the Harrison lli;;h School despite the presence of a task force of about lliO policemen Monday. A 17-year-old while youth w;is grabbed by three Negroes about his own age while on the way to work, dragged into an alley near Ihe school, slashed, knocked down and kicked. However, he wos not injured seriously. Police said two Negro youths, seized a half block from the scene, carried a length of lire chain and a bollle of wine. Another Negro was arrested for flinging rocks at passing cars, police said, and eight others wen 1 picked up for refusing to leave a si reel corner. Detective Charles Glass told a coroner's jury the fatal .shilling of a 17-year-old Harrison Negro pupil last Wednesday appeared (o have sparked the forays by young Negro j;;mgs. Al Bilo.xi, Miss., Walter A. Bailey, supreme vice president of the Ku Klux Klan. said he wired Ihe mayor of Chicago (hat the KKK offered its help "in every way possible." Bailey did not elaborate, lie also charged Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy "has turned his back on the while people of the nation. Therefore, il is the duty of Ihe white people of the nation who are oppsed lo integration to form a slid wall of resistance." At .Jacksn, Miss.. City .ludge James Spencer convicted the 20 "Fredm Riders" on breach of the peace charges. This brought to 2-14 tin. 1 lolnl convicted since' the riders began challenging Mississippi's century-old segregation laws May 2-1. Five riders who left New York last Thursday were refused counter service at a (.'liatlano.ua. Ten., restaurant for hall an hour after the counter was closed. Then they were escorted out by four uniformed policemen and departed in a private car. Al Montgomery. Ala.. l.'.S. Dial. Ciiurl Judge Frank M. .Johnson Jr. withheld act inn on a new re- nue.st for an injunction lo prohibit organi/.ed Freedom Hides in Alabama. He directed opposing attorneys to present written bcicfs before he makes a ruling. Six Columbus. (!a.. Negroes \\ere arrested on charges of violating the state's tins stating law in an unsuccessful ;ittcmpt lo desegregate Columbus city bu^cs. Police said they sal in Ihe front area ot two buses and refused lo mo\ e lo the rear \\lie,n ordered to do so. Hospital Bonds EL DORADO. Ark. >.\P> - A low hid of -4.1 per cent was sub; milled by Dabbs Sullivan Co. of ; Little Ruck Monday on si.-I million worth ol boiuU lor a count;, hospital. The biul money will be | used \\ilh Hill Burton tunds lo build a. ^2.1 million lacilily. House Fire Fatal to Texarkonion TF.XARKANA, Ark. <AP>—Mrs. Christine Martin, 41, died in a lire which destroyed her home Monday. Police said gasoline with which she was cleaning her floors wa.s igniled by a pilot lighl or stove and exploded. The house was on U.S. Highway 112, about lour miles east of here. Russia Told Threats Against Berlin Is Jeopardizing Peace Big 3 Allies ACL to Split Surplus in Two Weeks LITTLK ROCK (AP) — Two weeks from loday the Arkansas Legislative council begins thrashing out Ihe problem of how $12 million in surplus stal e funds should be spent. II could be a long, harrowing process. And il could delay the start of a special legislative session on finance past the middle of August. The council decided Monday lo allow any agency or institution lo air its views on how the money should be spent. Afler the hearings, the council will make; recommendations lo the legislature. The ground rules for the hearings are fairly simple. The door will be barred lo no one, and Ihe council may consider reducing budgets of any stale agencies lo provide additional construct ion funds. The council lias asked all agencies and instil in ions which would have received funds from the governor's $7(i million spending program to prepare lo rejustify their needs in view of the reduced amount of money available. The $7li million program wa.s killed by the voters and the slate Supreme Courl. The court ruled a $1-1.5 million omnibus spending bill unconstitutional, and voters turned down a $(iO million construction bond issue. There was some controversy in the council's Monday meeling as to the scope of Ihe Aug. 1 hearings. Some said const ruction items should be given priority but Little River Rep. Marion Crank said such an agenda would shut oul agencies w anting noil construction money. Also, some legislators wanted Ihe council lo limit itself lo consideration of Ihe surplus funds and construction money. Bui no limit wa.s placed. In the next two weeks, Ihe council will .gel all the fiscal tacts it can from Ihe comptroller, who will also round up u report on unexpended l!i(ii)-iil funds. The big job of the council will be sifting real needs Irom wanl.s. Legislators who led opposition tu the bond issue and oinnibti.i act were not present at Monday's council meeting. One of Ibem, who asked thai his name not bo used, said lie and others intended 'o submit iheir spending pro- po.-als onl\ tu the special session. "We'd be I'olish lo do ainthing but sit (ijjit lor Ihe time beniL;.' he said, "the lime lo acl is when the special session convenes." The governor must call the session. He once mentioned lhal it might Marl the middle ol July, then Ihe firsl el AuguM. (hen Ihe middle ot August. -Now the e\;:.l starling dale is anybody's guess. Communist Troops Ring All of Berlin By JOHN O. KOEHLER BONN, Germany (API— Soviet and Communisl East German armcc forces have sel up a military ring around Berlin, .sources close lo the Bonn Defense Ministry said today. The informanls declared the Communists have about. G7,!iOO troops and morn than 1,201) tanks stationed in a girdle 10 miles oul side the city. So far the Communists have given no signs of snnppig thci ring shut around the city. But it helps add psychological pressure; in (lie current .Soviet diplomatic offensive. The. East Germans also arc building antiaircraft rocket bases in (U'o rings around Berlin, OIK- 25 miles and the other !>() miles from lhc i.'ily center, the sources said. Some of the bases, containing Soviet rockets, were reported already complc'lcd and manned by Eas;l German soldiers. The informants gave I his breakdown of Communist military manpower slalioned around Berlin: Soviet army—one lank and two molori/ed infantry divisions and five border security battalions willi a total strength of about 'M,r>oo men and yoo tanks, East. German army—one division, four regiments and one bat- (alion totaling 1-1,000 men with 200 (auks. Alert police—units of 4,000 men li() lanks and I;M armored cars. .East German border police- four units totaling 5,000 men equipped with lit) tanks and about JiM armored cars. The Soviet forces were reported equipped with heavy TIO and the medium T5-I tanks, as well as- heavy artillery, antiaircraft and antialnk guns and rocket, launchers. The informants said the equipment of the East German army i.s .similar. The West German Defense Ministry estimates the Communists can also call upon about HO.OOO militia men armed with light in- lanlry weapons. The militia arc located in East Berlin. A tola! of 11,000 Allied i roops are stationed in West Berlin as a symbolic force. These could be reinforced by ;j,ooo West Berlin fieri police armed with tight infantry weapons. The regular West Berlin police force totals 10,000 men, including traffic squads and detectives. The Communists can mobilize an armed force of about 1,400 000 »>en in all of East Germany, in- eluding about 400,000 regular So- wet troops. The Western powers have about I'^l.OOO in West Germany, including about 250,000 U.S. soldiers Faubus Likely to Attend Meet LITTLE HOCK 1) — Guv. Or val E. Kanbus said today he will allcnd a meeling of southern gov ernor.s in Jacksonn Miss., Wedncs day if as many as five other exec vitives go. I am going to make some calls, Kaubus (old newsmen. ion 1 will know whether I am going or not.' Space Venture Is Delayed by Weather By HOWARD BENEDICT CAI'E CANAVERAL. Fla. (AIM —The United Stales' .second man- in space shot is now scheduled for (i a.m., Eastern Slandard Time Wednesday, having been delayed by the arrival of high buttermilk clouds.. Air Force Capt. Virgil 1. Grissom, the astronaut ticketed for the rocket ride, look the news of the 24-hour delay calmly. When Grissom, 1)5, was awakened shortly afler I ()::)() p.m., Monday night and told of the postponement, lie shrugged, then went, back lo sleep. The news came lo Grissom just 2',-i hours before he was to begin his medical checkups and don his 20-pound space suit. The postponement on !la- advice of a special team of U. S. Weather Bureau experts came as something of a surprise since all predictions up to 6:30 p.m. had Continued on Page Two Wildlife Picnic Plans Are Made The planning committee of tho Hempslead County Wildlife Association met last night in tho Chamber of Commerce offices to make final plnns for the annual fish fi'y lo take place Thursday night, at 7 o'clock in the Coliseum at Fair Park. All members and their immediate households are invited to be present. .President Dorscy McRac, Jr., has arranged for an entertaining program with such persons as Dale Wylie, president of the Arkansas Federated Wildlife Association; Gus I'ngh, commissioner for this dish-id of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; and Wayne I lampion, also of the Commission, expected to be present. Nelson Cox, secretary of lhc Game & Fish Commission, will be present. Jl would be appreciated if I ho Jadies of the organization would bring either a cake or pie for Ihe fish fry, and the men will do all the potato-peeling, cooking and serving. Be sure lo attend the fish fry Thursday night. All Around Town I ho "Dallas Judge" film has' been returned [„ Hope and is ^liable b, civic organixalions, '-own Ben Daniels said today the film was made by Lloyd Guer'» . . . if interested contact the Chamber of Commerce office. | Ray Lawrence of Hope. has Joined the Nashville Crcc.il I'ro: duct ion Association and will move to Nashville around August i Ray managed the Chamber 'of .Commerce here and lor about :eight year, handled the Stilton Livestock Commission sale barn until il uas sold recently- to Ihe Brown Bros. tie holds a .MS degree f|-,,m Ka.q Texas 'State Teachers College . . Mrs. Lawrence is the termer Ro.xie Sutton . . . they are Baptists. Denvil Ross and Dean Hamilton attended a Ja\cee President's Seminar Sunday at the Lalayellc Hotel in Little Rock. Clinton Engines Corporation has appointed two Arkansas as authorized service sla- ) lions in Hempstead County jlhey arc Appliance Repair,' 22:i >£• Third St., and Baker's Easy I J ay Store, K. Second St. . as service representatives, the local firms will carry a complete jline of repair and maintenance for the air-cooled, low horsepower engines made by Clinton. Wendel Wood, manager of the !Northwestern Public Service Co.. : announces the appointment of jDorsey A. Collins, formerly of (Hope, as chiel accountant of the jNorlh Platte. Neb., office |-Mr. Collins started with Norlh- j western in (he gas service cle- :Partment. later transferring lo Ihe accounting department as a division clerk . . on January 1, jlfkiO, he was promoted to division j accountant. . . Mr. Collins i.s a ;mcmbcr of the Jayeees, having I served as \ice-presidenl. coached a Little League baseball team and is a member cf Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Send Notes in Harmony Move By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AIM — The United Stales, Britain and France (old Hie Soviet Union loday it. is jeopardizing world peace and endangering the lives of millions by its threats against West Berlin, The Western powers completely rejeeled the Soviet Union's claim dial it can wipe out their Berlin rights simply by signing a scpnr- ale peace treaty with Communist; East. Germany. At the same time I hey offered lo Iry lo work oul n "negolialed sel I lenient of the unresolved problems of Germany." Should I he Soviets press the crisis, Ihe U.S. note said, the "in- Icrnaliona! dispute arising oul of Soviet claims would have lhu gravest effect upon international peace and security and endanger. Ihe lives and well-being of millions of people." For this menace to world peace, Ihe note said, Ihe Soviet Union must hear full responsibility before all mankind. Al another point (he U.S. note declared: "There is no reason for a crisis over Berlin. If one. develops it is because the Soviet Union is at- Icmpling to invade the basic, rights of others." Tim notes were delivered in Moscow Monday and made public simultaneously loday in Washington, London and Paris. The orio here was given out at the whito House as a reply to a memorandum which Soviet Premier Khrushchev handed President Kennedy at their Vice conference June 4. "All the. world will plainly sec," Ihe United Slates asserted, "'Phut misuse of such words as 'peace' and 'freedom' cannot conceal a Ihreat to raise tension to the point od danger and suppress the free- (lorn of those who now enjoy it." The warning was coupled with an offer (o Iry (o settle the crisis by negotiation on the principle of self-determination for Ihe German people. Similar! y, the British and Krench noles left (he door open for negotiation. France declared that the Soviet Union cannot unilaterally alter lh« present status of Berlin, including (he occupation of West Berlin by the United Stales, Britain and France. Specifically France rejected the Communist contention that Berlin i.s properly part of (he territory of Communisl East Germany. The British note rejected the Continued on Page Two Alcoa Sends Welcome Sign to the City The City of Hope has just received three 2<!"xliO" scot'chlito signs reading "Welcome lo Hope" The signs were furnished by Alcoa Aluminum Company as a bonus lor using aluminum streel markers throughout the city. Th« scotdilite sign was furnished 1 by the .Minnesota Alining & A1anu< facturing Co. w'ho participates with Alcoa in this offer of free signs to communities using ulumi- reflectors. The Board of Directors ill their meeting Monday afternoon decided thai two of (he signs should] be placed on Highway G7 and the third, sign on Highway 2U at the southern edge of Ihe city limits. The signs will be erected within the next few days and will marls these three entrances with welcome signs that will be attractive, ;ind can be read day or night. \ W 4V/. . )^X V<\ . . Summer heat need not keep yru o\vnK.e any more. A noisy air conditioner can do it just OS well.

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