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BLYTHEVIU,E (ARK.) COURIER WHDNBSBAY, JAHTTAOT W, Up Ike Begins Second Year; Thriving' on Challenge of Job By MARVIN L, ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower started hit second year in office today, and a close associate said "he's thriving on the challenge" of the big job ahead. Cabinet members, Republican purty officials and White House «t«ff members Arranged to present * iurprlse gift to the President at • ceremony in hl« office commemorating the first anniversary of his inauguration. Otherwise, the 63-year-old Chief Executive's day shaped up pretty much like scores of others during the last 13 months. He scheduled a breakfast conference with Secretary of State Dulles •who flies to Berlin tomorrow for the Big Pour foreign ministers conference, A Cabinet business session was listed just ahead of the anniversary ceremony. These meetings ordinarily are held on Friday, but this week's was planned for today because of the special occasion. People who have worked with Eisenhower in the White House report that he seems to be in top physical condition and in a cheerful frame of mind. One aide who sees the President many times a day said Eisenhower "probably hates" some of the detail of his Job and that he isn't very happy about having to attend all the social functions he does. This aide, who asked that his name be withheld, also said the President chafes somewhat under the confinement of the presidency —althoush he has traveled 36,474 miles since his Inauguration. HOLLAND NEWS By Mr». EH Hampton, Jr. Trial of Ex-Dierks Bank Official Begins; Woman Is Acquitted By CARL BEM, ASHDOWN. Ark. MV-The prosecution today began another attempt to get a. conviction in the estimated $185,000 shortage discovered at the now-defunct Bank of Dierks 16 months ago. The state of Arkansas brought Thomas F. Westbrook, former vice president and cashier of the bank, to trial in Little River Circuit Court this morning on a charge of misapplication of bank funds. In the same courtroom late yesterday a Jury of 11 men and one woman freed Mrs. Opal Slmlng- ton. the bank's former assistant cashier, of » ch»rge of forgery. About • year ago, a Federal Grand Jury Indicted both defendant* on numerous counts growing out of the shortage. Some charges were dismissed in federal court on technicalities. The district attorney dropped the others. Thai was where the state stepped into the case. Prosecutor Colter Thomas filed a total of 45 charges against Westbrook and Mr«. Simington. The first charge tried was the one which ended yesterday In Mrs. Simington's acquittal. After hearing two days of testimony the Jury deliberated only 6 mlnutat. Thomas has said he plans to prosecute all the charges. The 47-year-old Mrs. Simtngton wag charged with forging a $3,300 check, payable to "cash", on the account of Mrs. Emma Kesterson, a depositor at the Bank of Dierks, on April 30, 1952. Taking the stand as the final de- fense witness, Mrs. Simington denied that she had written the check or had even seen it before it was introduced by the state Monday. State Revenue Commissioner Vance Scurlock, who investigated the bank sh'ortage as an FBI agent, had told the Jury he showed the check to Mrs. Simington in 1952. He testified that uhe admitted then that she wrote the check "to take cure of other shortages" at the bank. RESOLUTION To Whom it May Concern: A meeting of the Board of Directors of Wilson School District No. 25 of Mississippi County. .Arkansas, was held at, Wilson in Mississippi County on the 11 day of January, 1954, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. All members of the board had due notice of the time and place of said meeting and the purpose thereof, and the following members were present to-wit: J. E. Grain. J. H. Grain, R. E. Lee Wilson, III. J. R. Forrester, and T. M. McClendon. Being a quorum. The following Resolution wns adopted: Be It resolved that, this school board in accordance with provisions of Act 384 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1953, will file application with the State Board of Education for n loan from the Revolving Loan Fund tn amount of $16,000.00. to be evidenced by a Certificate of Indebtedness and to be retired over a period of (I years from revenues accruing to opernt- ng fund. The proceeds nf the loan will be used for: Building Whltten School. Following a week in the home of her «on and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mr». O. E. Merrltt, Mrs. Mary Merrill returned Monday to her home in St. Louis. She had ac- conpanled Mr. and Mrs. Ch«rle« Moore of Helena, Ark., who also were guest* ot the Merrltt home. At Kennedy Veteran'! Hospital n Memphis Lowell Parrlsh will remain a few week! longer for treatment. Mr«. Parrlsh and Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Jackson were his guests Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moulton and bnby girl Debbie hae returned, homr, after a few days with the former's grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Board J Stivers, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence j Stivers and the Joe Lester*. Week-end visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kcnleys were Mrs. Arthur Cohoon and son, William, of St. Louis who accompanied Raymond Kenley, a guest at the Cohoons the past few days. En route they were Joined by Sammy Kenley, student at State Teachers College in CnpeOirnrdeau. Thursday night Mrs. Beeda Roaers was hostess, assisted by Mrs. Cecil Kenley, to the Adult Class Baptist Training Union social in Mrs. Roger's home. Clara Herrn was a guest of her roommate, Monda Duvall. Arkansas State College student of Jonesboro. at Monda'« parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Duvall, last week end. Marine Cpl. Sammy Lester, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lester, ii at WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlcka- •awba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Dr. Carl Nles and Dr. Edna Nles Plaintiffs, vs. No. 12594 Russell Carter, et, al. Defendants. The defendants, F. P. Carter, Charles Carter, Frank Carter, and Mrs. Cella Conover, are hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plantlfs, Dr. Carl Nles and Dr. Edna Hies. Dated this 19th day of January, 1954. OERALDINE LISTON. Clerk By Opal Doyle, D. C. Frank C. Douglas, Attorney for Plf. Great Lakes, III., awaiting final discharge a.'ter it 30 day leave with Ills parents. Cpl. Lester served In combat during the latter phase of Korean war and received a medal for Injuries sustained during that time. Dorrls Goodman has returned to Instruct In thi, local high school after receiving hl« degree at Memphis State in December. Having Joined the school faculty and teaching during the late summer term he was relieved by Mrs. Mary Rogers who substituted during his absence. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Bunch, Mrs. Kate Bunch and Mrs. Lloyd left Sunday for California where the latter two will remain for the winter at Mr. and Mrs. Sam Este.s in Torrance. Mr. and Mrs. Bunch will return the first, of February. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Kenlp.y anil visiting granddaughter, Vickie Sue Bunch, were Sunday guests in PortaReville at Mr. and Mrs, E. S. Workman's, whose daughter, Sherry, was celebrating her 10th birthday with a small party. South-bound travelers this week end include Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Jones nnd three children who will leave Friday or Saturday for Florida to join Mrs. Elmer Jones, who spends her winters there. The Jones will remain two weeks. Mrs. Wallace Cox shows marked improvement after treatment at Ration Clinic In Manilla. Mr. nnd Mrs. Robert F. 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