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1M PUMIC INTIRRT · TM FIRSt CONCIRN Of THIS NEWSPAPER Associated Pratt Leased Wire AP, King and NEA Features IOCAI WtfCACT--· Fayetleville and viclnlt/, cloudy with snow today. Tomorrow partly cloudy and warmer. Temperatures today from 33 to 40, · low this morning 25. low tonight about 25 to 30. Snowfall five Inches up to mid-morning. Temperature it I I a.m., 28. VOIUMI 90/tlUMMR 175 FAVETTEVIllE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY iVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1952 MTICI FIVI CINTI View Of Campaign Data Denied To MAC Suggestion To Revamp Road System Heard Smaller Commission, Recodification Of Lows Are Proposed Little Rock-f^PJ-Revamping Arkansas' highway system has been suggested as the only way to bring about gool roads in the state. This was one of several suggestions offered to the Arkansas Highway. Audit Ccmmis5itn at its final public hearing here yesterday. The 'recommendations came from Chief Engineer Alf Johnson, for 25 years with the Arkansas Highway Department; f o r m e r Highway Director J. C. Baker, who held 'that post under three governor?; William M. Spann, Kansas City consulting engineer, and P. G. Wilson of St. Louis, chief auditor for the HAC, Their composite opinions called for: 1. A revised Highway Commission with a maximum of five members instead of th« present 12. A proposed constitution to set up a five-member commission with staggered 10-year term." will be voted on at next November's general election. 2. Reduction of the highway system from the present 9,723 miles to 7,700 miles or less. 3. Recodification of all highway laws into a single basic highway statute, covering purchasing, the aize. of the road network, definition of responsibilities, creation of a merit system and fixing authority at all Highway Department levels. 4. Decentralization of engineering administration from the Little Rock headquarters to the maintenance districts. 5. Increased salaries to encourage-new technical employes to enter state service. 6. Modernization of accounting CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN Auto Goes Off Driver Injured In Accident Allen L. McFaddin, 21. suffered back and ankle injuries about 11:30 last night when his sedan plunged through the railing of the" west Fork bridge on Highway 16 east, dropped 15 feet to the ground ·nd landed on its top. The injured man was brought to the Veterans Hospital by ambulance. This morning a hospital spokesman said McFaddin, whose address is. Route 2, complained of injuries to his back and one ankle and was to undergo X-ray examination today. His general condition appeared "very good." Sheriff Bruce Crider said McFaddin apparently lost control of his 1948 Plymouth on the snow- covered bridge, skidded sideways, knocked out six 'guard rail supports and plunged off the bridge approach. Mrs. Earle Bates Dies; Funeral Monday Morning Mrs. Earle Bates, 65, died last night in a Houston, Texas, hospital where she underwent surgery a week ago. The body will he returned by .Watson Mortuary funeral coach, and funeral service is to be co'nducted Monday at 10:30 a. m., at the Central Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Edward Brubaker. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The former Lela Cook, she and Mr. Bates were married June 6, 1»IO. . In addition to her husband, she In survived by a daughter, Mrs. Quenton Kendall of Washington. D. C.; a son, Clinton Bates of Baytown, Texas; three grandchildren; and- a brother, Ira Cook of Faycltcvillo. The Watson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Greece And 'Turkey Approved By NATO Washington -(If) -Greece and Turkey's entry Into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been approved by all 12 member nations. Th« S t a t e Department an- ·ounced that Italy's acceptance cslorday of thj protocol complet- I 'he lineup. Belgium and France ·d iwnt theirs In the day befor*. FAYETTEYILLE WINS STATE CAGE TOURNEY Fayetteville was awarded the 1952 state high school A Boys basketball tournament by the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Athletic Association at a special meeting held in Little Rock this morning. The committee also, considered bids from Joncsboro and Little Rock. The tournament will be held the /second weekend in March with finals tentatively scheduled for March 8. Pairing's and final arrangements will await the results of the state's district tournaments. The district tourney for District One, of which Fayetteville High School is a member, will be held at Harrison, February 26 to March 1. The winning bid by Fayetteville was submitted by John Barnhill, Arkansas athletic director. Five-Inch Snow In Area; Roods Open The heaviest snowfall of the* winter--and one of the few--fell in Northwest Arkansas last night and this morning, reaching an estimated depth of five inches in the Fayetteville-Bentonvilfe - Harrison area. The low at Fayetteville was 25 degrees. Although the snow continued falling steadily throughout the morning, highways and city streets remained passable as the flakes turned to slush on contact with the pavement. The wet, clinging snow-* apparently was causing little damage to power lines and wires, but telephone cables fared Jess well. The Southwestern Gas and Electric Company reported little difficulty over the Northwest Arkansas area. But Southwestern Bell Telephone Company said two circuits between Fort Smith and Little Rock--which connect Fayetteville with Little Rock--were either out or very noisy. At Harrison the State Police reported temperatures just below the freezing point, with approximately four to five inches of snow before noon. As at most other Doints, however slowly rising temperatures were keeping highways open. The State Police said highway traffic was moving slowly buJ steadily, throughout Northwest Arkansas. Buses and trucks were traveling between Fayetteville and Fort Smith without great difficulty despite considerable snow on the mountains. The snowfall extended into Oklahoma, with the Miami. Okla., police reporting conditions there similar to those at Fayetteville. The Associated Press said as much as three inches of snow fell at Morrilton in Central Arkansas. Heavy snow fell in Little Rock, but molted rapidly. Moving eastward, the snow reached Blytheville and Paragould- by mid-morning. Only a trace of snow was reported in the southern sections of the .slate, but there was some light rain. The prediction for tomorrow called for slightly warmer and cloudy weather with melting snow. ' Judge Waring, Foe 01 Segregation, Retires Charleston. S. C.-(/P)-Federal District Judge J. Waties Waring, bitter and outspoken foe of segregation in the South, stepped down from his bench here yesterday. The judge ended his 10 turbulent years on the bench with no public ado and the remark, "I have no statement; I'm just retiring." It was Judge Waring's decision that opened the South Carolina stale Democratic primaries to Negroes. In last year's Clarendon County, S. C., school segregation case. Judge Waring was the only dissenter as a three-judge- court held that segregation did not violate the Hth amendment as long as equal facilities were provided for both white and colored. The judge, according to a Charleston paper, sold his house here and will move to New York City.. 300 Fanners An J /*!· · Attend Clinic At Springdale Discussions Held On Strawberries, Tomatoes, Cucumbers Springdale - (Special) - More than 300 farmers in Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma attend-cd a strawberry, tomato and cucumber clinic yesterday at the American Legion Hut. The event was sponsored by the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, with specialists from the University leading the discussions on strawberries for the opening subject. Carl Rose, Washington County agent, said the outlook for the season is in his opinion almost as good "as the peak season of 1942, partly because of the predicted smallness of the While County area crop in the southern section of the state, and increased acreage · in"* Northwest · -Arkansas Prices, Rose said, indicate good returns lor inspected berries because there is less in storage at this time than in former years, and the demand should be good. Gordon Barnes, extension entomologist of the University, talked on insect control. The advantage of inspection for greater profits, and the market outlook on tomatoes was discussed by Clay Moore, followed by Dr. V. M. Watts and Dr. John Bowers of the University. The growers were told how to prepare the ground, select the right type of soil, choose seed, spray, fertilise and cultivate tomatoes. A discussion was held on the lack of canning tomatoes because of the good prices paid for green wraps. At the noon hour, the farmers were the guests of the Chamber of Commerce for luncheon at the CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN llteCjimlet »y ; THI OBSERVE! ! The furor created lasl weekend over reports of cheating on examinations at the University didn't set well with lots of folks. The original story, appearing in the Trave' .*, student newspaper, was reprinted widely in Arkansas papers -nd carried by the Associated Pi CM outside the state. While efforts are being made to try to correct the cheating situation, there is also some resentment at the Traveler's publication of the story--on the claim that it was "bad publicity." One U.A. official is reported lo have urged that censorship be placed nn the student paper to stifle such unfavorable stories in the future. Final Goodbye to Kin$ As Body Leaves London The gun carriage bearing the body of King Gcoi'sC VJ ol 1 KllKlJind leaves Westminster Abbey as the funeral procession starts for Pari- dinaton Station in London. Might, walking behind t h e sun carriage arc the Duko of .Windsor (admiral's uniform, foreground; the 16-ycar- old Duke of Kent (top h a t ) ; the Duke of Edinburgh ( N a v y uniform, rear); and the Duke of Gloucester, the late kind's brother (beside Edinburgh), and Sir John Crocker, adjutant general of the armies (upper left.) (International) Many Tasks Face Queen, Including Choice Of Royal Rank And Title For Her Husband Wilsons Honor Guests At Program Which Opens Greenland Gym, Dining Hall "Only in this country could a thing of this kind be accomplished," said Circuit Judge Maupin Cummlngs last night at Greenland, where he spoke at the formal opening of a new gymnasium and dining hall presented to the school system by Dr, and Mrs. G. W. Wilson. Dinner was served by home' economics students, and a basketball game was played following the dinner program. Robert Barnes served as master of ceremonies, introducing several special guests who Included Mrs. Roberta Fulbrlght of Fayetteville. He related a number of stories durin« the dinner hour. Little Miss Janice Sue Yoes plnyed two piano solos, and a quarlet composed of Mrs. Kelly Webb, Mrs. DcVoc Whilelcy, Arthur Martin and Arnold Anderson, with Vernon Anderson at the piano, sang several numbers. Sheriff Bruce Cririer welcomed the-visitors In a brief talk. Judge Cummlngs pp.id special tribute to Dr. Wilson, pointing out the .nselfishness of the doctor and Mrs. Wilson in spending their money lo help the community by conslrucling the needed building and presenting It to the town. "Not one cent of federal money went Into this project," the judge said. "It Is all the result of private enterprise. Nowhere else In the world but In America rnuld It happen." A number of Rifts were presented to Dr. and Mrs. Wilson. Good Neighbor Dinner Slated At Farmington Tickets Sold By Students; Program Is Arranged The Fnyclleville Chamber nf "ommcrcc will conduct its next Good-Neighbor Dinner A\ Farming! on High School nn' Wednesday at fi:30 p.m., Harrcll H a l l , chairman of (he Area Development Committee, in charge f -the Good Neighbor dinners · pi ogram, announced this 1 morning. Sixteen high school students from Farmington wci e in Fayetteville yesterday to sell tickets for the 'Good Neighbor Dinner to Fayetteville b. sincssnien. The students, who worked in pairs, were accompanied by Fayetteville businessmen on their solicilatin-i of the city. On the night of the Good Neighbor Dinner, Farmington will go on the air over Radio Station KGHH with a program nf i n f n r motion on Farmington for Northwest Arkansas. Farmington people on the program will include Fred Kerr, SM- pcnintcndenl of schools; Scolty Scult, president of Lions Club 1.1 Farmington; O. L. Williams, president of F a r m i n g t o n School j Br.ard; Mrs. R. R. Rusher, presi-i Hcnl of Farmington P.T.A.; Victor Williams, captnin of Farmington basketball team; and Jimmy Estes, president of Farmington} 4-H Club. I Clint Waldcn, president of tl-c Faycltcvillc Chamber of Con. mcrcc, will be the spokesman for Fayeltcville on the radio program. This is the third Good Neighbor Dinner which has boon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce* during the past few months. Good Neighbor Dinners have taken place at Elkins and Huntsvillc. Future plans rail for dinners . t Lincoln, West Fork and Greenland. Finally, an all-county meei ing in Faycttcville will take place the latter part of May. Alarm Iir Answered Firemen were called to the Jack Johnson home on Highway 4S oast fit ];10 p, m, yesterday when a flue f i r e threatened to sol fire to the rest nf tho house. An engine company from Central Station stood by for nn hour until the dpnRT WR.S pnst. Ffwn TV Sets Wa*hiriftlAn-f/f'M)calcrft received nearly two million fewer trip- vision Kcls lant year than In 1950, London-{/P)-Quecn Elizabeth II faced a host of duties today, following burial yesterday'of. her.fathcr, Kfng George VI, Before she takes a holiday in recover from the strains imposed upon her by the death of her father, and her «ud- den ascension of the British throne, she must make several decisions. She must rhnose rank and title for her husband. Palace sources believe he will receive the tille of prince consort and be raised in precedence to rank ahead of all in the kingdom except the sovereign. Queen Victoria, the greal-gi cat- grandmother' of both Elizabeth and the duke, set the precedent by conferring this title and rank to her husband, Albert. The duke now is outranked by his son, who, as eldest son of the sovereign, became Duke of Cornwall the moment the king died. F,l izabnt h must also consider plans for her coronation. A likely time fnr it is early summer, in- as much as she decreed mourning unlil June 1. She must select more t h a n 20 senior members of the staff to run the royal household, ancl'ffr-! range to move into Buckingham I Palace. London sent nf the m o n - j arch, from her present residence! in nearby Clarence House. | Duty will keep her in London for several weeks. Then she is expected to go to one of the royal estates lo rest. Elizabeth anrl her husband drove j back together in yesterday's dusk! (mm Windsor immediately a f t e r : the burial of Iho king in 51. George's Chapel. Her mother · and her younger sister. Princess Margaret, returned! to Buckingham Palace, 'where! they rested today. | The duke of Windsor, who \ marched behind his brother's coffin yesterday, will return to Now York early next week. Auditor Finds Unusual Amount Of Bonds Issued Little Rock-(/l')-Thc Arkansas Highway Audit Commission's chief auditor says the state issued about $800,000 more road bonds t h a n necessary last July. P. G. Wilson, in his f i n a l appearance at the HAC public hearings said that Act S of 1IH9-- the M j M a l h highway bond law- provided that the seven million dollars in bonds could be issued when money In (he Highway Department's construction account dripped below 13 m i l l i o n dollars at the start of a new fiscal year. The witness related that before tins fiscal year way conclude'!. Iransfcrs to'nling $10^7."),000 wore Ki,idr from the conslruclion account to the maintenance fund, tin:; r.vlurinK the balance In the construction fund!, 1 below the 13 million, m a r k . He said Hut $(1,200,000 in bonds would have been all t h a t was necessary lo comply with the act without the transfer. Growing Of Grasses And Legumes Subject Of Countywide Session At The Legion Hut Aboul 200 f.ti-i and f a r m impi rmers, business tended the final of four sessions in Northwest Arkansas here yesterday at the Legion Hut. The meeting was designed for a discussion of the growing of grasses and legumes for seed producliori imd permanent pastures and meadows. Sessions were held in the morning and in the afternoon. Walter Ramcy,'chairman of the picmcnl. dealers at- j -t- · -pi nal of four sessions I W I D S I he In Divorce, Too Los Annoics-l/l'l-Shirlcy Jeanne Ocorg'' and Glorya Ray George 20-year-old twins, are identical in everything--even divorce complaints. They charged their husbands, Woods Declines To Bare Record At Hearings . Commission Will \ Write Report Of Public Sessions Little Flock-Wl-The Arkansas Highway Audit Commission.today turned to writing a report on public hearings on operations of the' slate Highway Department. The commission wound u p . t h e hearings here yesterday. Developments Included: 1. Refusal by Governor Me-. Math's political and administrative lieutenant, Henry Woods', to open I h ? records of campaign con- tribulions to Ihe commission. 2. Tcslimony . from Arkansas Highway Commissioner Truman Baker, a close political friend of McMalh, Ihnl he thought he had lived up to his oath of office. ·3. A statement by HAC Chairman R. H. DFckcnhorsl thai Ihe "amount of good to come frcim Ihls audit depends on the publie? 4. Dismissal of Atty. Con.'Ike · Murry's services wllh the commission, seen by political observers as paving the way for possible announcement as a candidate for governor. . San Expenditure! Legitimate Woods, a former Federal Bu- I rnati of Investigation agent, · Is | McMath's executive secretary. His 1 mnnaerd MeMath's. I94S and 1950 i campaigns. ~He agreed to discuss · with the commission any specific ; Item In the governor's campaign accounts.' . · . But he said ho didn't think'.a' full examination of the record?, came within the power framed, the commission by the legislature.; Woods told'the commission'that any expenditure*, were' for "legitimate rjunpal.cn' expenses" and then disclosed that some of., the money was spent; ' . . · · : ' . , ' . . ' . · ' L In Garland County . where McMa.th'srlaw partner, .Clyde 'E. Brown'was defeated for "circuit j judge in 1950. . , - . , .-..; , 2. In Conway · County to help elect Rep. Ira Long and'Sheriff Marllp Hawkins, friends of- the administration, who were encoun* cring opposilk : In the 1950 (en- , era! election, · · .1. In the 1949 special election to icin win approval of Governor · McMath's plan for issuinc J2J.- 100,000 In highway construction Tonds. · . , Questioned by Jiroway . . HAC Attorney Cooper Jacoway questioned Woods..from a nre- parrd statement, which said in part: · . I am sure you are, familiar with the fact that much of the tcslimony presenled. before this commission by witnesses has been that the directives for the operation nf many phases of the .Highway Department have come directly from you and your office, that you have been an active participant in the designation of vendors, contractors and other beneficiaries of the activities of the Hlghwa; Department. . thai' : you likewise have been an active participant in the collection of funds from vendors and contractors, doing business with the Highway Department. · ' "I think because of the testimony that has been given here that it is natural that questions of grave doubt have been raised.in the minds of members of this commission and In the minds of the. nublic as to the propriety of these transactions and whether or not all these funds were needed or used solely for campaign pur- I tlic brothers Kills and Joseph j noses.' supervisors of the soil com.crva-! nc '"' K °- wiltl crucll ' in i l p n t i c a l ! K«niln»tlon Denied lion district, opened the mooting | «mp!ain!s yeslcrday. The t w i n s ] Wood , w . s , 5 ked about the and J. E. Crilz gave the invoca- sal lhcy wc ' e mai ' r ' cd °" tne ; Indian Bay Road fund matter, and lion. Wesley J. Gordon, rcpre-! * amc llily aml s cP a TMted the £ rt mc |[ HAC auditor P. G. Wilson senling thei Fayetteville C h a m b e r ) Aly - | might examine bank and olhei of Commerce gave Ihe welcoming i The ( : eorge brothers are not | records for details of this transac- address. Orrin IlenbCit spoke on i twins, hut Ihry Doth work foi the j lion. Woods rejected this proposed planting of grasses and legumes | slate and live in Sacramento. The; examination as he did all others, for seed production and pcrman-1 couples were married on C h r i s t - j He said a written endorsement cnl pastures. E. M. Cnleman t o l d , mas F.'.o of ID30--in r. double ring ; of "Henry Woods, campaign man-* of Ihe assistance provided by the i ceremony. PMA program. i J. II. Davis, stale inspector "''400 A t t e n d C h u r c h apiaries, gave a lively talk on the _ _ use of beer, fur p o l l i n a t i n g le-| R a l l y m ROgCfS gumes and f r u i t s , and showed col- I orcd motion pictures to illustrate his lalk. At the afternoon session, \V. C. Hogers-'Speciali-Abotil 400 persons representing every church in 'he ncnton County Baptist As»0' ciation attended on associations) aocr" on one of the checks In th« rase was not his antf he did not know whose it was. Woods said t h a t wasn't unusual because aide! in the campaign finance offici oltrn endorsed checks and de posilcd them. Previous testimony was thai group of Monroe County citizen) raised $2.981 to finance Improve- Armfield of the A. T. Kcrrell I ,.. llly hcld a)1 ,| ay J. C ,, CI . !BV In I ment of the Indian Bay Road, but Company showed illustrations a n d : rindorF. The Rev. Kdgar William, that the money wound up In Me. spoke on "Seed C l e a n i n g , r.iiulp-; so,, of Little Hork led the meeting.' M n tn's campaign fund ment." .1. A. Kel'.cy and It. M.; Ministers fiom all over the *'.:itr; WnoH» and State Hl«h Marshall of HIP International were present as speakers. Harvester Company spoke n n d : " ' "· yhowed pictures on " H a n c s t i n K : Negotiations Hroken Off and Combining Grass and Legume Seed," and Robert Andoron of i the stale Plant Bo.ird. spoke on {"Sect 1 Testing and Certification." ! Other meetings thin wcrk wore i hold in Hrnton, Carroll and Madl- I son counllM. Tehran, Iran-OTj-The prcndcnt of the I r a n i a n Senate said today Premier Mohammed Mossadefh and a f i v e - m a n mission from the International Bank have broken off negotiations to settle Iran's cosily oil dliput* wltfe BriUl* Woods and State Highway Com* mlssioncr Charles Adams, wb* has offered to refund the mbne.) personally, are defendants In ' civil law suit In which Mui'tl seeks .to recover th« moMy til t h e stale. ' . . . : ' · ftaker Hlihway Cammliilonw.'ttktt a Starcy, Ark., (tlto 4**ltf, CONTWUW en MM '

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