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To City Subicribtri: If you fail to get your Star please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p.- m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 241 Hope Bowie Knife Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom ot This Pago liar of Hope, 1M«, f>r«u 192> Coni»lld«t*d Jm. \t, HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1961 Cost of Living Shows Increase During June WASHINGTON fAP>—The cost of living rose two tenths of 1 per cent in June to reach a new high. The Labor Department reported the major factors in the rise were increased p/ices for used cars, gasoline and household textiles. Ewan Claguc, commissioner of Former Resident of Hope Dies R. M. Biimfon. fl:'. a former rc'sidcnl of Hope, died Sunday al Scminolc. Okla. Survivors iix'ludc his wife, Mrs. Ealey Brunson: Iwo sons. Luther of Scminolc and Harold of Sea-! side. Calif: three sisters. Mrs.! Plumcr Mercer and Mrs. Minnie; Mercer of Burlcson. Texas, and! Mrs. Joe Martin of Sprir.-g Hill Kennedy Will Unveil Berlin Plan to Nation labor statistics, told reporters non- foow commodities were the largest factor in the rise, "although food went up to some extent," He said fruits and vegetables generally rise at Ihis time of of year. Claguc called attention lo a rise in Ihc net spendable earnings of factory workers. After four months of steady rise in Ihc buying power of factory wrafccrs in June reached the rcc- orcr levels previously set in June and December of 195!). Few Cities j in Arkansas Vote Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Several hot fights highlight today's Democratic municipal primary elections in Arkansas, in which cities chose mayors and other city officials. Paragoukl's five-term incum- op- Refugee Flow Into Berlin Curtailed ,9 By CARL HARMAN BERLIN (API—A Western official said today tightened control by Communist police has succccl- cd in cutting down Ihc flow of refugees into West Berlin. "More people arc trying to come now," he said, "but fewer are gelling through. It used lo be thai one was slopped by every twa. that made it, but now it's ncm*er onc-for-onc." Other sources, however, minimized live role of police controls in checking the refugee flow. They pointed out that many who planned to flee after school ended July 8 have probably made il by now. A large numbre of young people are among the refugees. The official who watches the refugee flow carefully for a We'sl- cr^ mission in Berlin, said the numbers arriving arc still somewhat above normal even for this peak vacation period. Over the wekccnd—Saturday afternoon lo Monday afternoon— the arrivals numbered 2,575, but it was nearly 3,000 Ihe weekend before. The Western official said Com- munisl police seem lo be doing cwu'ything short of actually slop pinR trains to check Ihc stream. Their difficulty is compounded by the fact that Berlin is a main rail transfer point for East Gt'r- many and would-be refugees can by tickcls within the country then flee when they reach there. Hundreds of subway and elevated trains go from East Berlin lo Wesl Germany everyday, and it is virlually impossible to check ev'jjjiy passenger on each one. In addition to troubles wilh the youth, the Reds art also having difficulties with farmers who insist they want to get out of collectives. Neucs Dculschland, the official daily of the Easl German regime, told loday of a meeting at Brue- senhagcn, northwest of Berlin, where Communist orators tried in vai>i to gel the farmers' consent lo*itay. The Communists tried to convince them that in West Germany farmers are losing their land to rocket bases and military airfields the farmers admitted, they do nol wanl Ihis lo happen to them "but they would not take back their withdrawal applications," Ncues Dculschland said. East German farm land was cojjpclivizcd in the spring of 10«0. In theory, any farmer can withdraw. In practice il lakes great courage to buck official Communist policy. There have been persistent reports of farmers trying bent, C. A. Wood, is .being posed by J. Doyle Yopp, a former county official, and J. T. Brown, former manager of tin 1 Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Guy Brown of Fayctlo- ville has opposition from former Mayor . Austin Parish, the man he beat in Ihe 1!)5!) Democratic primary. Pine Bluff Mayor Offic Lites is opposed by Guy Goodman. At. Van Bnren, Mayor Allen Toolhakcr is opposed by Kcndal Smith. Four men arc in thc race in El By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGON (AP) — Prcsi- i dent Kennedy unveils to the na- |linn tonight a broad plan for step-! I ping up defense against the j , Communist threat to Berlin and j I throughout Ihe world. I In advance of his !) p.m. EST j Radio - TV broadcast, Kennedy I scheduled his usual Tuesday ! morning White House meeting with Democratic congressional leaders. This gave him an opportunity to brief his legislative chiefs on points he will cover in his speech and in a formal message to Congress Wednesday. Informed sources said Kennedy's strategy was - sol lo provide for a slep-hy-slep Western Mombcr; The AMoclntod ftett A Audit Rur«au ol Clreulotlont Av. N* Paid Clrc'l 3 mot. ending March 11, 1*«1 — J.SJ1 PRICE 5c COPY Castro Releases Passengers of Hijacked Airliner BRITISH JET—A new jet airliner, the "BAG One-Eleven," shown in drawing above, is now being built by the British Aircraft Corp. • Powered by two rear-mounted turbofan engines and designed for shprt-ljtuil work, the aircraft will cruise at 540 m.p.h. and carry up to 69 passengers. It is described as the jet successor to the Viscount, which is familiar to many American, air travc 1 strengthening as Communist pres- jsures mount on Berlin and a long- jlerm increase in ability to counter j ! the Reds should they turn on the heal elsewhere. ' This involves a boost in the U.S. preparedness program above Ihc $4:i billion Kennedy has already asked for Ihc military this year, I bigger arms contributions by the Alderman | North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- j ;tion allies, and further teamwork among the allies in diplomatic, political and economic tactics. Press secretary Pierre Salinger said Kennedy himself did most Dorado. Mayor Roy Goudy seeks jof thc speech writing as the President and his aides worked on tonight's address. Among I hose slopping off al the j While House Monday were Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk, Secretary of Ihe Treasury Douglas ! Dillon and Walter Heller, chair- when Mayor j man of the President's Council not seek re- of Economic Advisers. The attendance of Dilland Heller led to speculation thai Kennedy might want lo raise laxes to cover Ihc expanded program. Thc President has been reluctant lo seek further taxes, on grounds this slows Recovery "and"'the economic pickup already under way will bring iii added revenues. One major item in the Kennedy package is civil defense. Informants said the chief executive wants to raise to around $300 million—triple his present budget —the federal outlays for preparedness against any Soviet attack ' on the United Slates. This apparently would include large i j scale installation of shelters \ against radioactive falloul from atomic blasts. Military proposals prepared for While House consideration reportedly included stepping up a second term but is opposed by oilman Monroe Ilunsicker, Alderman Joe Carroll and David S. Pruitl, a retired federal employe. At Conway, City Clerk Walter Dunaway runs against butane dealer W. D. Moore, for Ihe mayor's job, vacated Edgar Parker did election. Another retiring mayor, James Newton of Russellville, watches from the sidelines as C. A. Hughes, a retired Arkansas Tech faculty member, runs against Le- moync M a c k c y, a restaurant owner. Runoffs, if needed, will be Aug. 8. Other mayor's races include: McGchcc: Incumbent Joe C. Crowder and Roy Buddenburg. Morrilton: Virgil D. Poteel and Dr. Thomas H. Mickey. Newport: Incumbent Bill Duncan and T. J. Walden. Searcy: Incumbent Leslie Carmichael and Glenn W. Jones. POTENT INTRUDER—The U.S. Navy's newest light attack aircraft, the Grumman A2F-1 Intruder, packs a heavier punch than the B-17 Flying Fortress of World War II fame. The two-place plane carries thirty 500-pound bombs in clusters of three. The all-weather Intruder is designed to take oft from an aircraft carrier with its 13,000-iiound. bomb load. It also carries nuclear, weapons. Mildew !s Found in This Section Alford Against' Mobilization Files Appeal of Sentences LITLE ROCK (AP) - Arnold E. Edcns of Paragould has filed an appeal with the Arkansas Supreme Court from prison sentences totaling 17 years for false pretense and overdraft. Eden was sentenced lo 11 years on May 26 for fraudulently obtaining a rice dryer belonging to a Peach Orchard family. Me was sentenced to six years for iving one member of Ihe family an overdrawn check for $11,000. Edcns filed only a partial record of the two Grenc Circuit Court convictions. A Supreme Court spokesman'said the complete record would be filed later. Dowrcuy miluew. a very scrio-ny fungus disease thai attacks all cucurbit crops including encumber, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin, and squash, was found the I in southwest Arkansas over Ihe regular armed forces by 100,000 men or more, including a couple of Army divisions and a Marine division; a higher stale of National Guard and reservists preparedness and some rise in weapons production. The Army now has 14 divisions, the Marines 3. | weekend. Under 1 favorable conditions the disease can completely destroy a crop in a matter of three or four days. McCoskiU Church of Christ Meet Balls' Chapel Church of Chrisl, near McCaskill, will hold a revival meeting from July ISO through August (i with services daily at (! p. m. Wallace Alexander of Delight will do the preaching. All Around Town •y The Star Staff LITLE ROCK (AP) — Rep Dale Alford, D - Ark., suggcsled j Monday night. Jhal reported plans by President Kennedy lo partially mobilize Ihe armed forces is an attempt to grab more power for the federal government. In a speech to a civic club, Alford said, "Whether the concept of assumption of emergency powers is in good faith or whether it is a conspralorial quest for Ihe increase of national power, thc end result is the same — a dictatorship from Washington." lie said Ihe people for Ihree I decades have been deprived of invention by keeping the plants'j (heir rights through emergency covered with a fungacide is the j powers given Ihe federal govern- most effective measure of control, meal. For further mlormalion and de-1 Me. said if some forces must, be tails please refer to Extension; mobilized lo meet the Berlin eri- Leaflcl No. 152 "Control of Diseases of Watermelons, Cantaloupes, and Cucumbers," at your county Extension 1 office. Formerly a Milkmen? and numbers' are white on a background. •reen IIcmp.st,cad 4-11 club members 1 ; who left for 4-11 Club Week at! the University of Arkansas, Fay-1 ctvillc, arc: Becky Willis, Eliz-l abcth Smith, Mclba) Evans, Pat At Forl Hood, Texas'. Cadel Jor- Butler, Sandra Wright, Palsy i ^ L. Franks, son of Mr. and Mrs'. Smith, J. W. Self, Dennis Polk,' L >' M11 Franks of Hope, and Cadet Henry Rowc, Reuben Evaiw,Jerry; Royce S. Weisenbergcr, son of Ingram, and adult cotinselor.Mrs. ! Mr - ynd Mrs - Ho - vtu Wcisenberg BLYTIIEVILLE, Ark. (AIM - Thc information officer al lilylbe- ville Air Force Base ran an informal poll after last Friday's space shot. Tne question: Who is Virgil Grissom? One answer was thought provoking: "He is a real nice guy. He used to be my milkman." sis, all should be mobilized in an all-out effort." He recommended thai, foreign aid be abolished and the money used to further equip the armed forces. Storms Hit Parts of a Wide Area I to withdraw—but none that they Arnold have actually been permitted to do so. Wcscrn experts blame collectivization for many of thc supply difficulties in East Germany that haVe. flow been helpin of refugees increase Ihe lo Ihc West. Farmers were promised an eight- . f" lcsm ". n s ™ hour day, and many of them are , Hl ° h . [< ldclll - v taking the promise seriously— .spceling the even at peak work periods when facilities of Klipsch they are traditionally in the fields from dawn to dusk. and Mrs. Middlcbrooks, and Agerts' C1> - iiro lakll 'S six weeks training Calclwell and Wade Bcnc-i al thc Arm >' Kcscr'vc Training Corps (ROTC'i summer camp . . . the (raining will end July 28 . . . the. training places special cm- phiais on t ! he duties of a .second lieutenant . . . bol'h arc Hope High graduates and attended the University of Arkansas . . graduating recently from officer candidate school at the Naval Base, Newport. R. 1. was Navy Ensigiv Dorsey A. McRae 111, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey McRae, Jr., of Hope. Calvin field. Mr. anci Mrt. J. L. Toylor ol Houston are visiting Mr. and Mrs'. Paul Klipsch . . Mr. Taylor, chief the Audio Center Sales Co.. is in- plant and laboratory & Associates. Weather '"<£• I Experiment Slat ion report for 24-hours ending al 7 a. m. Tuesday, High I!!!, Low (ill, predpit-.i- lion .0« of an inch; Tola! JU01 precipitation through June, 24.HO inches; during Ihe same period a year ago. 22.75 inches. Dr. Lynn Harris Hew two local boys lo Fajc.tteville for Ihe Slate Amateur Golf Tournament sponsored by Ihc Jaycees . . Charles' Carver aiv;l Mickey Baber are entedre in compel il ion. Sunday night someone Threw a switch under aparkal boxcar near the. Missouri Pacific scales . . . the person was seen and police were notified . . they were unable to find the. man or boy. Many folks will be going Tcxarkaivi tonight lio bear Farm and Ranch Magazine Editor Tom Andersc-i} speak al thc Texarkana College at H o'clock . . there '„ no admiss-ion charge. 10.67 Inches of Rainfall HitsDierks DIERKS. Ark. tAP'--A lolal of It).07 inches of rain drenched this southwest Arkansas town Monday, flooding portions of Ihe community and causing eight families lo be avacualed for a short time. City Marshal Robert Moore said there were no injuries and apparently damage was not extensive. | However, some streets were I damaged and a roller skating '•"••' ' homes sullered ! rink and some water damage. Rock Creek and Holly Creek, both of which run Ihrough town. ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and continued warm and humid with isolated afternoon and evening * Continued on Page Two The city's new are geing up am provc.meiU . . . street ihe markers i i a \;iM im- street names overflowed into yards, washing away fences. I the .ninth parl *•!' luwn, traffic was halted for scv- Some :!0 applicants passed lhe>'i'al hours because ot high water. Arkansas Bar Examination with i Electricity was knocked out for a results ol last week's tests being: r ™' minutes. posted Ncsten'ay . . . the. group, ^ llltl and debris was lell .includes: Robert D. Ross. Billy, street ami in .-.ome hoii.-e,- iF.ug bert nr ]Va-;o. Graves, Jr and Oscar Alot Hope. ; tlie rain receded. Moimed and the in the uhen creeks By HE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stormy weather bit areas in the 'Midwest ami Ihundcrslorms broke lout in scattered sections in the East and South today in the wake of heavy downpours in parts ol Texas and Arkan.-as. Warm and humid weather clung to wide areas in the eastern third ol the nation. ; Most severe weather during Ihc night was in norlhern Missouri and central and soul hern Illinois. \ Heavy rain, hail and high winds, hit wide sec-lions a.s a belt ol lluuulerstoms moved inlo the region. Tornadic winds were report. I'd in Ihe Chc.-ur. 111., area smith east of SI. Louis. Flash flooding was expected along some river.s and streams in southern Illinois and easl-ccn- Iral Missouri. Thunderstorm!- also rumbled across extreme southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, in scattered sec-lions in thc Northeast and in the west-central Plains states. Rainfall during 24 hours al Dierks, in southeast Arkansas, measured lU.(i7 inches and !i.-l inches at Carter's Valley, Tex. Temperature.- were VO or higher in the muggy air in most ol Ihe eastern third ot (he nation excluding the ilreal Lakes region. Similar readings were reported in the Plains stales. One Creditor Seizes Six Cuban Planes MIAMI Fla. (AIM—Une relentless 1 creditor, Ervvin Harris 1 of Miami, has snatched six of Fidel Castro's aircraft varying from one-engine crop dusters lo a DCS airliner. Harris also briefly all ached a $:i.!i()(),()l)l) jel. in which Castro himself flew to New York for a United Nations appcarande but Cuba got that plane back'. Not so Ihe DC-:!, a C-4(i cargo plane, a military Cessna and Ihree ei'op-diisling planes — all of which were flown lo Florida by hijackers or defectors. Harris also has sei/ed and liquidated huge quantities of lard awaiting shipment to Cuba. The Miami advertising man, armed with a federal court judgments, whittling clown a $42!l,0()l) debl which the Cuban Tourist Commission incurred for tourist business promotion. The DCH was a Cubana Airlines craft diverted by hijackers from an intra-Cubaii I light, with 20 persons aboard. Fourteen of I hem asked asylum in the United States when they reached Miami, July ',',. Harris earlier had al (ached a hijacked Cuban C4(> which also landed at Miami. lie got three crop-clusters in one swoop when the duster planes landed in Hie Florida Klys July canning lour refugees. July 2\ Cuban defector flew a military- marked Cessna to Ihe Keys and it also was taken by Harris. British in Interest, Tax Revision By TOM OCHILTREE LONDON' (App — Britain l hosting the bank rate to 7 per cent and increasing purchase and excise l:i\i.'s by IU per cent of the oa.-ling rales to light inflation and protect gold and dollar reserves. Sclwyn Lloul, chancellor ol the exchequer, notliied the House of Common.-- of these arrangements today. The bank rale, which has been .1 per cent, governs interest i oarge.s ihiongbonl Britain, raisin 1 .: the rale serves lo lighten MAIM1, Fla. (AIM — Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro today released Ihe passengers and crew of an Eastern Air Lines plane hijacked over Florida ami flown lo Havana. Pan American World Airways received word of Ihe Cuban Leader's decision from its agent in Havana and put. a DC7B and crew on standby al Miami .International Airport. The Swiss embassy in Havana had been trying lo arrange for the return to Miami of the passengers and crew. An embassy spokesman said its efforts were hindered because of Ihe Castro revolutionary celebration. Tentative plans for Ihe airlift called for the PAA plane to lake off al 2 p.m. (ESTi and return to Miami about two hours later. Kaslern officials consulted wilh Pan American over arrangements for the flight. Reports from Havana said passengers were generally in good spirits despite delays in unwinding the red tape to allow (heir release. No one aboard was hurl when the Eastern Air Lines plane was diverled to Havana Monday. Passengers and crew spent the niuht at I be Havana airport, holel. Cuban officials said a passenger on Ihe plane seized control because be had been repeatedly forbidden by the U.S. officials lo go lo Cuba. No mention was made in a Havana radio account of the fact that the pilot was forced lo make the flight here al gunpoint, nor did Ihc radio give the passenger's name. It said he feared reprisals against his relatives in the United Stall's. The Cuban government seemed lo have no objection lo allowing the passengers and crew lo return promptly, but Swiss diplomats, who handle U.S. affairs here since Ihe break in diplomatic relations found all government offices closed for the celebrations marking Hie anniversary of Fidel Castro's revolution, hat delayed the necessary official permission lo leave. A Swiss spokesman said Ihe embassy hoped lo gel Ihe passengers aboard a Pan American Airways flight to Miami but. a Pan American spokesman said a special flight might have to be ar- angcd. The line's regular flights re jammed with.Cuban refugees. The Eastern Air Lines prop-jet ]|eclra was on a flight from Mi- imi lo Tampa. New Orleans ami )allas wilh nil passengers and a row of five Monday when an nidenlified passenger pulled a ;un and forced Ihe pilot to fly o Havana. Prime Minister Castro was sail o have no object ions lo rel lining the passengers and crew a.s won as arrangements could be nade. His government reportedly in- ends, however, lo hold the plane inless Ihe United Stales turns jvcr six Cuban planes thai have )een seized in Florida lo satisfy :i legal judgment against the Cu>an regime. Thc passengers and crew were Ijeing held under close police guard and newsmen we're prevented from talking lo them. Reporters saw them from a distance when they landed al. Havana's Jose Marti Airport. No one appeared lo have been injured in the incident. One of the passengers was Luis Rodriguez. No. t contender for the world welterweight boxing championship. He was en route to Dallas for a fight Thursday night with Curtis Cokes. Because the Foreign Ministry was closed for thc anniversary festivities, the Swiss Embassy said it also bad not been able to present a U.S. demand for re turn of the plane and the personnel which the Slate Department rushed lo Havana as soon as it was informed ol the incident. Switzerland has represented the U.S. government in Cuba Dag in Tunesia to Try to End Bloodshed By RODNEY ANGOVE TUNIS (AIM _ ll.N. Scrctary- General Hay llammarskjokl continues talks loday with Tunisian President llabil) Boiirguiha necking ways to ease I lie bitter (.elision U'l't by the bloodshed at Bi- llammarskjold had a three-hour session Monday night, wilh Boiir- guiha which a Tunisiidi official described as exploratory. The II.N. chief was tight-lipped when he emerged from Bourgui- ba's seaside summer palace 10 miles outside the capital. 'Ills only comment to newsmen was that he had not scheduled a visit, lo the city of Bizorto, which the French in four days of bloody fighting captured before a cease- fire call from Hie U.N. Security Council slopped Ibo shooting. The secretary-general, who described Ihc crisis as "a matter of urgency," was reported to have luld officials he could not foresee bow many days his mission would lake. U.N. sources ill New York saiil llammarskjold vas expected lo return Thursday. A Tunisian delegation source at I.N. headquarters, in New York laid another Security Council scs- iion on Bi/erlo was virtually ccr- ain late Ibis week. The Tunisians accused France of flouting the council's resolu- ion, which also called on both sides lo return to their prebaltle' wsilions in Hi/erle. French gov- nimeiit sources have said 'ranee would not pull back until I be Tunisian government guarnn- oos her Tree communications to mil between I ho various instill- alions of her huge naval and air iase al Bi/erle. Bourgniba has demanded that France give up the base immedi- ' alely and also give Tunisia a piece of Ihe French-held Sahara. The fighting erupted last week after Ihe Tunisians laid siege to the land approaches lo the base and senl a flag-planting expedition inlo I be Sahara beyond the Tunisian border. The French and Tunisians. con« tinned lo swap charges and .still had not agreed on a site for meeting lo negotiate a permanent cease-fire. Negro Killer Is ' < Held at Hospital LITLE HOCK (AI')_ William Sliuller Joe, 22, Negro of Malvcrn who killed two persons and wounded five in a shooting spree il Malvern las.'l month was judged! 'wilh psychosis" by the Slate Hospital and held for treatment. Joe said he was angry because lie had to wail for service al an Employment Security Division office,. Arkanscin Killed in Oklahoma Havana and Washington severed diplomatic relations. The Federal Aviation Agency in Florida was the first to sense .something wrong aboard the Klcetra when the agency's radarscope showed Ihe plane make a sharp turn off course about 20 miles southwest of Pahokee. Fla. The agency's report was picked up by the North American Air Defense Command iCORAD) at Colorado Springs. Colo., and the Homestead, Fla. Air Force Base was ordered to send up a lighter lo intecept the S3'--million airliner. SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A Searcy, Ark., man moving to Broken Arrow was killed Monday night in a one-car accident one mile west of this eastern Oklahoma town. tie was identified a.s Clifton E. Lawrence 4H. Trooper Don Mengzer said Lawrence was in an aluo driven by his wife. Ora Mae, 34. he car went out of control and ran off U.S. (il and smashed into a bridge. Mrs. Lawrence was critically hurt and their daughter, 15- ince | year-old Donna, was seriously in- -••? •***"' there's nothing as peimanent as a temporary tax.