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ffll Kni INTRIST · THJE FIKST CONCERN OF THIS NIWSMKR Associated Preit Leastd Wir» VOLUME 90, NUMBER 176 AP, King and NEA Features FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEMUARY Segregation Court Hearing Is Opened Arkansas Laws Are Challenged In Test Case Federal Judges To Moke Decision Which Will Affect Schools Little Rock - (/P) - Three federal judges today began hearing testimony on litigation aimed at banning segregation of white and Negro school students in Arkansas. The special three-judge Federal Court was one of the stipulations of Harold Flowers, Pine Bluff, Ark., Negro attorney, i n f i l i n g lawsuits contesting educational facilities Negroes receive at Fordyce and Hughes schools. The suits challenge. constit-i tionality of Arkansas' laws on segregation and demand t h a t Negro schools in. the two districts be on par with those attended by white students. ' The Fordyee district is in Dal- Jas county and Hughes Schorl district is In St. Francis County. Flowers originally had planned to file five segregation suits, but has decided to await outcome of the Fordyce and Hughes litigation before proceeding with the other cases. Hearing testimony is U.S. Circuit Judge Walter G. Riddick if the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal District Judges Thorpas C. Trimble and Harry J. Lemley of Little Rock. Flowers said he turned down a compromise offered by directors of the Fordyce and Hughes school districts in hopes, of settling the - case fbut-~qf. court. Flowers said the Hughes 1 directors offered to Four In Family Electrocuted In Georgia Field! Douglasville, Ga.-(/P)-A fathci mother and their son were electro cuted one after another yesterda in a futile attempt to save a sec ond | son from a fallen high-tcnsio electric line. A third child narrowly escape., the same fate.,lt stopped just shor of the deadly power line afte seeing the four members of hi family in the tragedy. The dead were Tommy Chapman, his wife Esther and their sons, Charles and Bryan. Police said one of the children vandered into a field where the high voltage line had fallen. As he leaned over to inspect the sizzling hue, it snapped across his waist and killed him. The others died in succession as they tried to pull one another a w a y ' f r o m the deadly wire. College Widening Job Under Way Work. Started On Highway Project Work is under way on the widening of College Avenue for 650 Jet between the intersections with Sast Rock and East Center Streels. The project, under supervision' of he state Highway Department, is n. connection with conslruclion of the Highway 71 by-pass through South Fayctlevtlle. The street, which narrows just WMLWRKAJT-- Faye'.tevllle and vicinity ..partly cloudy tonight with strong sduthi erly winds. Tomorrow Increasing cloudiness with rain in the afternoon and colder. High" temperature yesterday 43; low 34; noon today S3. Sunrise 7:01; sunset 8:03. met «vi CINTS Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Wilson were honor guests'at a dinner in the Greenland dining hall in the basement of the gymnasium Friday night. Here they are shown after they had received several gifts. Dr. Wilson, right, thanks the large group present for the courtesies shown to the couple. The building housing the gym and dining h a l l was presented school svstem (TIMESFOTO). Parts Of Truman Diary Included j In New Book construct two new schools for Negroes in the district, to improve facilities for Negro High School students and to. abandon several one and two teacher school houses. He said the Fordyce district offered to ask voters in the 1954 · school election to finance a bond issue for improving Negro educations 1 . facilities. Attorneys for the two school districts declined comment. City License Sales For Trucks Lagging Badly Truck owners don't have to purchase state truck tags until July if they don't want to, but they must have their "city windshield stickers bought by the end of this month if they want to escape penalties. Some sort of . misunderstanding must be holding up sales of city truck licenses, because hardly any have been purchased by truck owners so far. The deadline is the same for truck and passenger car alike -so far as the city is concerned. Auto license sales are about normal, officials at the city collection office report, but they say truck license sales are dragging. The collectors cautioned* that there ,,,,. l n ^ u ,, will be no extension of time for last resort." buying. -- south of the courthouse and again just soulii of Ihe county jail, will be widened along its east tide, bringing the two-block stretch up to the width in front of the courthouse. The paving will be approximately six, feet wirier t h a n at present between Mountain and fiock and three feet wider than it is now between Center and Mountain.. Utility poles were removed from the right-of-way last week. Trees and sidewalks are to be removed this week before-actual widening operations are started. Segregation Settlement In Little Rock Sought Little Hock-(/P)-A "peaceful negotiation" toward ending segregation in the Little Dock schools will be starled by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This was' announced yesterday ··' '·"- u " at a meeting of the Little Rock I declared, chapter of NAACP which conduct the campaign. Thad D. Williams, president of the Little Rock group, said that every effort will be made to ban segregation of White and Negro Washington-WJ-President Tru nan keeps a diary and he's goin, o let the public take a peek a t next month. The diary is pasmodic a f f a i r with entry dale t irregular intervals. But it maj ontain some interesting back round of events whose historj is been only partially lold. Excerpts from the diary, plus, onerous quotations from presi- ential meinos, notes and speeches vill appear in a book called "Mr 'resident," due out in March. I s the work of William Ilillman, ormer newspaperman and now a adk commentator and o.'ficial of ic Crowell - Collier Publishing Company. Rut- the- president has een.'.a willing collaborator.. He lold reporters 10.-daysi_ajjG.._hc. wants them to buy a copy. Simple Honesty Needed, Says Herbert Thomas Little Rock-M'hHcrberl Thomas of Fayelleville, a member of the Arkansas Highway Audit Commission said yesterday in Little Rock that a smaller Highway Commission would help solve some of the problems of the agency charged with spending the stale's road building money. A smaller H i g h w a y Commission "would be a good slart," he declared, but "one dishonest man at the head would be worse lhan 12, if that was the condition." Thomas saict he thought a revision of the adminislrative policy in the Highway Department is needed. "I think we need simple honesty Police Chief At Springdale Quits Springdale Police Chief S. R "Cy" Phillips today submitted hi resignation to the City Counci asking t h a t it become elfectiv March 1. Phillips, head of the Springdal force, for the past six years, said i a letter to the Council that he i resigning for "various reasons o a personal nature," and asked tha immediate consideration be give; the: request .sqVlhal he-may 'he' 're Heved-fr'om-hisTiuncs-b/TWfo'f'ch ] .Alderman L o f t o n ' Brogdon chairman of the Police Committee said Ihc resignation would be act cd on'by his committee and then by the entire City Council.. Mew England Hard Hit By Heavy Snow Chicago-(/Pj-Wind-whipped snow logged New England transporla- ion today after an ^all-day fall ·unday buried the re2ion under a lankct six.to 20 inches deep. The storm took at least five ves and forced the closing of the ig Maine turnpike because snow- lows couldn't keep up. State Po- cc said between S O O ' a n d 1^000 ersons were stranded along the urnpikc. About 200 spent the students by "peaceful negotiation" but said: "If we can't do it peacefully, we will take the case to court as a Scooters To Attend Training Course Here Adult Boy Scout leaders in thi area will attend a "training coursi for trainers" Wednesday night ji the Hospitality Room of Arkansa Western'Gas Company in Fayctte vllle. Stanley A. Mate, assistant dj. rector of Boy Scouting Servic from the National Council of Boj Scouts of America, will assist in the training session. Similar sessions will be held Tuesday night in Harrison and Thursday night in Fort Smith for Scouters in those areas. Some of the Scouters from the three one-night sessions will attend a weekend training course ·t the Yates Ranch Presbyterian camp near Bonanza Saturday and Sunday. Those who attended the tamp will then train Scouters in their own districts, Bus Driver In Mexico Attacked After Crash Mexico Cily-OT-A bus driver turned his head last night to talk to a passenger, and lh! bus careened down u line of trees outside Mexico City. Eight persons were killed and 31 Injured. Spectators attached the d r i v e r . with sticks and «ton«s. Police saved him al- thouih they were also beaten. Minimum Salaries For Teachers Recommended Little Rnck-(/Pj-The Legislative Committee of the Arkansas Education Department has recommended m i n i m u m salaries for Arkansas teachers--starting at $1,570 a year. The recommendation will be submitted to the AEA Council March 27 and if approved, will go to the 1952 General Assembly. The m i n i m u m salaries recom- fnended Saturday ranged from $1,570 for a teacher with two years college training and no experience, to $2,700 for a teacher holding a master's degree. s m p e onesy at the administrative level," h e ' n i S n ' . a t a Kennebunk gasoline J ' ' 'station and restaurant. : . .Buses were Jalc. Airline opera- lion was suspended. Several farm homes in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were isolated. HAC Spends Only Part Of Its Appropriation Little Rock-m-Thc Arkansas Highway Audit Commission has spent only $57,108 of its $125,000 appropriation. The state auditor's record showed Salurc-ay the payments made by the HAC during its first seven months of operation went to: St. Louis auditing firm, $42,810; 4 AC Attorney Cooper Jacoway, 55,000; Kansas City Engineer W. M. Spann, $4,095, and soil pavement tests, $3,814. Arnall Appointment Confirmed By Senate Washington - (If) - The Senate! confirmed by voice vote today j President Truman's nomination of Ellis G. Arnall, former governor of Georgia, as price stabilization director. Prison Terms To B e , Asked For Ex-Klansmen V/hileviile, N. C.-(/P)-A government prosecutor announced today that prison terms, and not the death penalty, would be asked for 10 former Ku Klux Klansmcn I they are brought to tria next monlh. They ars charge? Joel Carson, Convicted Of Murder, Is Free Third Sloyer Found To Be Out Of Srote Prison Little Rnck-M'1-Joel C.-.rson. j convicted of murdering a Stale 'Hospital guard in 1938, Is on f u r - lough from the Arkansas peniten: tiary. He is the third slayer whose ' freedom from prison has come to j light recently. . Tuck Bishop, serving a l i f e scn- | tcnce for shooting four men to death on a Springdalc street in 1943, was released on Christmas furlough. He has not returned to the penitentiary and now is listed as a fugitive. Last week State Parole Director W. P. Ball confirmed t h a t Hubert 3yler had been at liberty on fur- 'ough since May 3, 1951. Bylcr ivas convicted of second degree nurrier for k i l l i n g Izard County Sheriff J. L. Harber in 11)45. He .vas under 21-year sentence. When questioned about Caron's stalus today, Ball said he vas furloughcd by Governor Mc- lath last August 2 on the rccom- ·icndation of the state Parole ·.oard. Ball said the furlough was ^commended because Carson's rison record was "good." The furlough has been extended three times, Ball said, u n t i l March : 3. at which time Carson will be eligible for parole. Governor McMath last month commuted Carson's sentence (mm life to 21 years. On March 8, Carson will have served his "mini- · mum sentence" of 13 years. A m i n i m u m sentence is the time a convict must serve alter having received time credit for good be- ' havior while in prison. Ball said Carson was credited with eight years good behavior time. Famous 24fh Infantry Is Sent To Japan Seoul, Korea -IIP)-.The - galla 24th Infantry Division/! first fight 'arid' first to-lose ; a"-' man the Korean W a r / h a s been take out of combat arid sent to Japai Maj. Gen. William F. Dcan- now a Red prisoner--led the D vision;into the war in early Jul- 1950. It was w i t h d r a w n from th central front almost 20 monlh ater. In t h a t time "the old pro fcsslonals" had earned a dls .inguished unit citation, si Hcdals of Honor and hundreds o )thcr decorations. Now on Japan's Honshu Island he 24th togclhcr wilh the hattl easoncd U. S. First Cavalrv Di 'ision, is charged with the defcns f Japan. Phone Refunds Due Under Decision By State Supreme Court Murry To Broadcast Approved Rate Ultlc Rntk-l/Pi-AUv. Gen. lUr 'iiirai ,,i, n . 11- :.. ... i - (flff A3f A I Ifl/l AT Amount Asked L i t t l e R n t k - l / P i - A U y . Gen. I k r Murry will make a statewide radio address tonight to di.-icus:- Ihe Highway A u d i t Commission'? p u b l i c hearings and "other thlncs." His address is seen as a response : to a speech made by Governor I M c M a t h Iwo days before Ihc HAC opened Its hearings on operations of Ihc Stale Highway Department. Murry declined to say whether his ."perch v.-ould touch on his po- illcal plans. He is considered _ ·andirlalr for the Demorratlc gub- ·rnatoria! n o m i n a l i o n a l t h o u g h he lasn't announced o l f i r i a l i y that he vould run. Governor Mc.Math also s exacted to make a third-term bid. ( I n raycltcvillc. llarliu Station KfiHH Manager Fred Stevenson said the Faycllcvillc s l a t i n n w i l l broadcast Ihc speech s t a r t i n g a t He's Not From Mars I with k i d n a p i n g and violating civi a TM rights. All were arrested Saturday. The ar r ests followed a scries of reported floggings by nighl riders in Columbus and nearby counties Louisiana Names Governor Tomorrow; Tax Reductions Pledged By Judge Kennon New Orlc»n S -OT-Gov. Earl K by seven Independent, eliminated i ,,,,,,,,, My , ,,,,, BI , omce ,,,, · I In the first Democratic primary , received reports of nine cases of Long confronts a coalition of stale Democratic factions in a test of power tomorrow when Louisiana ilectj a new governor. He Is back- ng Carlos Spahl, former judge ol Salon Rouge, his hand-picked hoice M his successor. The state rom rom s Rabies Outbreak In County Serious Bcntonvillc-(Specia]i- C o u n t y Sanitarian Robert Bogle Saturday termed the rabies outbreak in Bcnton County as 'serious. Bogle has asked that officers enforce an Arkansas statute that requires all dogs to he immunized against rabies at least once a year. Violators may be fined from $5 to $25. Deputy Prosecutor Charles Gncio has asked Sheriff John Black to "crark down." Bogie says t h a t his office hns J a n u a r y 15. rabies in the county and thai " -- - ···· muu-.-s m mi: coumy and mat 211 Kennon is pledged to (ax reduc- ! county residents arc t a k i n g the lions nnri proposed to take great i Pasteur trealmenl as a' prevenla- spenrting powers from the gov- t l v o measure. crnor in order to make Iho legis-i * laturc Independent. Spaht has; Oracle Fields Wed promised lo continue the program i Isle nf Capr|.(/I'|.Gr«cic Fields m tint i T miff lnn1nJf«.u iu. f-tn i . . _ ... . Mini Warmer Weather Seen or Next Few Days Little Rock-W-Thc last trace f a heavy bul short-lived snow- torm melled away in Arkansas londay. Warm sun and clear skies rough! relief to snowbound North \rkansas, hit by the sudden snurl f w i n t e r Saturday. The U.S. Weather Bureau at itlle Rock said warmer weather on tap for the stale for several ays. No precipitation is Indicated. Most of Ihe snow melted Eun- ay. The Arkansas State Police eported all roads' ii, good con- lion. ritain Will Detonate A-Weapon In Australia _ n himself. Appeals Judge Robert Kennon ' Mlnden, In Norlh Louisiana, is Independent candidate, backed , ' M" S ' '"S 11 " 11 " 8 lh " $5n - a - ! v i v a d n u s B'Slih Vrtc'rin of stage month old age pension*. He says and r rrcn, and Boris Alpernvlcl tax reductions arc not posslh'le without sacrificing some present governmental benefits. and tr.rtcn, f who won her heart as a radio're- pairman, were married today in St. Stephen's Cathedral. London-MVBrilain announced loday she will detonate an atomic weapon for tiic firsl time this year. Her experts reporlcclly believe it is more efficient than any yet produced in the United States. The test will he held in Australia--presumably on the Woo- mora rocket range in the isolated Central Desert, where guided missiles already have been tried out. Poultry Market -- The poultry market today as reported by Iht University of Arkansas Institute of Science and Technology and the Dairy ant] ''oultry Market News Service of he U. S. Department o! Agricul- ure. Northwest Arkansas m a r k e t bout steady, demand lair to good, ·olumc of Irartlng normal, «up- )llc» reported Improved In most ninls, with some buyer« reporting xccssive offerings. Prices paid f a r m up to 2 p. rn., 28-20 ents a pound, mostly 29 cents. Ford Worker* Strike Windsor-, Onl.-f/P)-Nlne thousun I workers al the huge Ford of Canada plant struck lint night lo ba-.-h mi demand* on wage* and worl.- Ing conditions. I Over $2,000,000 To Be Handed Back To Subscribers Looking something like a planet jnvi s . yrfe Constitution Hall (background), Washington, is T/Sgt Daniel Murphy of Pittsburgh. He is demonstrating the "Ho.ipl-Copter " ,, one-man helicopter strapped to the shoulders like a knapsack 'nnri capable of flying a f u l l y armed man. This Is an actual model, taken from inside Ihc hall where I t . w a s displayed .as part of an exhibit of Navy firepower and technology. ' . THI OUHIVR .While, waiting'for Athletic Di- ector John Barnhlll of the Unl- crsity to announce In Little Rock i Ihc successor to Presley As- ew, Razorbaci; basketball coach, vill he. Fayettevillc citizens lo- ay were speculating al some cngth o n , the new appointee. ng the names most promi- ently heard was that of Coach ick Humbert of the football caching s t a f f . Dick's.reply to a uestion about .11 was lhat "I've card lhat, too, but lhal's all I now about it." ederal Power In Mine Safety Is Sought Washington - M'l - Secretary of j ilcrior Chapman said today ales h a v e failed to cut down al mine disasters and Ihc l i m e , as come to give the federal gov- ! ernmcnt power to close unsafe mines. Chapman lold the House Labor Committee that two recent major I explosions f a t a l to 12S men "would not have occurred" If Ihc federal government had a u t h o r i t y to enforce its recommendations. Allies May Fail To Meet Quotas New Plan Will · Be Introduced' Lisbon; Portui-Hl-f/Pi-The North Atlantic Council's temporary council committee of "wise men" reportedly is going to tell its bosses Europe'.; economy can only support 75 per cent of the SO to 60 divisions the A t l a n t i c Allies had hoped to raise by 1953. Informed sources said a supplemental report from the committee also would lower air strength targets, hut would say that naval, goals can be fully met. The new report by W. Avercll l l a r r i m a n 'and representatives of the 11 other North Atlantic Treaty Organization members was prepared after each government had replied to the temporary committee's original blueprint for rearmament. The new plan goes before the NATO Council when it meets here Wednesday. At Least 20 Persons In State Die Violently L i l l l c nwk-/Pi-At least 20 persons died violently in Arkansas d u r i n g the week ended Sunday mic'.niKht. Tr.nf fie m i s h a p s claimed 10 lives. Little rock-(/P)-Thc Arkanjaj Supreme .':ourt today approved a $3,177,000 a n n u a l raie in'reasa for SoLlhweslcrn Bell Telephone Company. . ., This figure Is a reduction from the J3,005,. r )DI increase fixed by the Arkansas Public Service Commission and upheld In Pulaski Circuit Court.. The Supreme Court ordered th« case sent back to Ihc commission with ' instructions to fix ihe increase al the lower figure. The "company originally asked i Increase of s o m e $4,000,000 annually. Subscribers will receive refund! --the difference between the rate tfxcd by the Supreme Court and hat whjch had been asked by the company. They have been p'jyinj on the higher rate since September 21, 1950. , The difference between the rate j p a i d and the.rale approved by the Supreme Court Is approximately $J,423,000. annually or $2,134,500 u p ; t o the present. The increase, granted by PSC January 20, 1051, Is the second in Arkansas since end of World War II. An increase of l.B million (tot. !·)·»· yearly was granted in October, ,1048. No appeal was taken from the PSC order. ; Southwestern Bell' has announced that it will seek »tlll a third'Iriercas* Because of rising,, equipment and labor costs. No titan .has .been mentioned. Special Deal For Two Stale CHies Father And Two Children Injured When Cars Colllide Near Prairie Grove On Highway 62 A r'ayetteville mari and his two small children were injured yesterday a f t e r n o o n when their pas- sengei car collided w i t h another automobile and overturned on Highway (12 near Prairie Grove. n. F. Nne, .10, of Highway 71 lorlh, and his two children, Janice, wo, and Tommy, four, were taken o tho Elizabeth Hospital al Pralrlc Srnve. Noc suffered thock and leg njurles, while hl.i d u u n h t e r Irc- ·elved a severely lacerated fore- lead. The son utiffned larerittions about the hc«d and face. State Trooper Wayne Hyden said I Noc was d r l v i n e oast about three miles east of Prairie Grove at 4:,1.'i p. m., when he attempted to pass an old model car driven by Donnic (ihcllon, 16, Prairie Grove, just as Shelton made n left turn, The two cars collided, Shcllon's ikldding 125 tect before coming to rest. The Noe car turned over and slid 100 feel. Hyden said the accident occurred nenr the crent of « hill, and booked Nne on a charge of Improper passing. An unidentified passenger In Shellon's cur escaped Injury, Shelton also was not hurt, * Little Ttock-Wi-Tlie cities of Lilllc rtocTt and Forl Smilh got a special deal today in the Arkansas Supreme Court decision In the Snuthweslcrn B e l l Telephone Company rale case. The high courl ordered Ihe Public .Service Commission to con* side- the · two cities' contention thai they arc charged rales higher than Ihoso charged by Southwest! ern Bell In cities of gpmparatlv« size In olhcr states. The Supreme Courl commcnlcd lhal the Issues'"' raised by the iwo cities were-"dit- tmcl from all other questions 1 ' in the rate case. 1 The court said that the latest rale schedule filed by the company classified Arkansas cilies H servd inlo clghl groups, based on the lype and number of phones, arid the larger the cily, ihe larger lh rale charged for an individual phone. Little Rock and Fort Smith arc in tho highest-charge group. Southwestern Bell, the court said sought to justify the higher charge iiy the statement lhat the "more phnncs In a city, the greater the cost per phone. In reply, kiltie Rock and Fort Smith iwlntcd to figures from some other cities Borvcd by Souch- 1 western Bell. The Supreme Courl i cited this example: Oklahoma City j has 123,033 phones and one-parly lesidcncc subscribers Bay $3.75 per month: Little Rock has 57.670 phones and comparable subscriber! would pay $6 per month. Under Ihe latest court action, Southwestern Bell said that it had to charge higher rates in Lltlle Rock and Fort Smllh to make up its lojsra in the smaller exchanges in Arkansas. "Thus It jecms that Southwestern Bell meets itself in a circular argument. First it says 'the more (phones Ihe more costs,' and then isays 'the larger places must pay i for ihe smaller places." [Banking Committee To Vote On McDonald Washington-oTVchairman May-bank ID-SC) called for a Senate F l a n k i n g Committee vote, t o day on President Truman's con- trovcrslal nominalion nf Harry A. McDonald lo head the Reconstruct I lion Finance Corporation. Maybank declined to predict whether Ihe group would recommend con- flrmalion. He snid, however, he saw "no good reason" for any fur- Iher delay on meeting the Issue. Tht WMtMr-- Arkansas -- Increasing cloudiness and \varmer thli. »Hernc*n and tonliht. Tuesday icatterM showers; colder In northwtit portion*

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