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...3 ' PAGES TODAY Tht Public Inrertsfls Tfce First Concern Of Tfcii Ntw»pop*r IOCM ' FayeltevlJle .aruT vicinity f ·By fair -and warmer toiiiiht. morrow .partly clOTidjr ind.'.con- tlniied mild. High temperafafe yesterday «8, loV 3«,-JI a.'m. ft- day 88. Sunrise S:$2, auniei 7:00: VOLUME'90, NUMMR 215 Praia lM»d Wire FAYETTEVIUE. ARKANSAS. SATURDAY EVfNINO, APRIL 26, HS7 AC, King ami NEA hatum HHCI HVE'CENTS U. A. Aid Said VitalToPanama Ambassador To U.S: Tells Of Nation's Crisis Agri Day Speaker Lauds Efforts Of ' Arkansas Workers The University's mission to Panama may well spell the difference between' economic success or failure to that country, its am- · bassador to the United States, Roberto Huertematte, declared in a keynote Agri Day speech at .the University this morning.. Describing the situation facing, Panama as one of "serious economic crisis," Huertematte declared that the success or failure of the present program by ;he .University', mission to Panama under the Point Four program will mean -the economic life or death of the nation. The speaker said Panama has been linked economically to the activities of the Panama Canal Zone for many years. The country was saved from bankruptcy years ago "only by the greatly increased employment made necessary in the zone by defense operations, he said. After the war, when employment started falling off, the country went into a deflationary spiral, he asserted. It became apparent a Jew years ago, he continued, that I re-orientation of. the nation's economic life to embrace the development of agriculture had become necessary- The ambassador -ifcid that it is apparent that his nation cannot exist on its urban activities and that'll must develop its agricultural facilities in order to reach a sound economic basis. , In order to reach_this basis, the speaker said, it 'is necessary to transform jungle lands into-f^arm lands without the usual in-between, steps. He said that it is clear to Panama leaders what must be done, but because they do not have the experience they do not know how to do the job. The coming of the Arkansas mission/"was-.like the lighting of a lamp in a dark room," the speaker said. It has meant "great awakening" to the county. He also paid high tribute to the members of the commission which is headed by Dr. Robert Bartholomew, for many years head of the University agronomy department and later associate director of the Agriculture Experiment Station. The ambassador was educated In the United States and is a Yale University graduate. Awards Presented At University Agri Day A certificate of merit--the first ever awarded . by the University Agri' Council--was presented to Charles Hickman; College of Agriculture student from Huntsville, at the annual Agri Day convocation today, " The certificate was in recognition of Hickman's work in organizing an intercollegiate judging contest held yesterday in connection with the agri. celebration. Four Arkansas colleges participated in the .contest. . Who's Who certificates were awarded to eight outstanding seniors in the College of Agriculture: Leon Brunk, Siloam Springs; Matha Williams, Garland: Charles Hughes, Gilham: -Ann Wiggans, Fayetteville; H. A. Turney, Higden;' A. D.'Stanley, Mt. Ida; Tom Rose Festival Queen Greeted By Officials City leaders this morning greeted Miss Sarah Grace Martin, one of the seven princesses of the annual Little . Rock- Rose Festival, and about 25 other visitors frpm Little Rock at the City Administration Building. Mayor Powell M. Rhea, Clint Walden, president of the Chamber of Commerce,, and Heruan Tuck, chairman of the C. of C. Entertainment Committee, greeted- the visitors. · . v Marine Sgt. James Hendrix was Miss Martin's escort. Her maids were Miss Mariam Jow and Miss Hazel Thalheimer. The visitors presented gifts to the mayor and made him an honorary citizen of Little Rock. The Chamber of Commerce presented a dozen roses to Miss Martin.. ·The festival will'be held May 1-3 in Little Rock. Groin Docks Wrecked By Fire Huge columns of smoke rise thousands of feet into th? air at Vancouver, B. C., in one. of the worst fires to hit the city. Millions of dollars .worth of grain and several hundred feet of dock were destroyed by the flames. . Wilkinson, ' Forrest City, and *Grace Patterson, Alpena. Agri Student Association keys were, awarded to Jim McGhee, Piggptt, manager of the. association; Boyd- Smith, Green Forest, business manager; Tom Wilkinson, Forrest City, editor of the Arkansas Agriculturist; Bill Hestlr, Wattensaw, and 'Bill Clowery Mori- tice'llo. · _' Anti-Racket Drive By Reyenw McrrPiys Off Kansas Clty-W)-Collection of $1,350,00 in taxes and penalties in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma inri Arkansas has been' recommended is · result of the Bureau of Int e r n »1 Revenue's anti-ticket drive. Nation Open To Atom Attack, General Says Senator Long Agrees With Former Head Of U.S. Air Defense Washingt-in -(£·)- Senator Long (D-La) said today Lt. Gen. Ennis C. Whitehead "did not go too far" in testifying yesterday that U.S. defenses against.atomic..bomb attack are dangerously 'weak."V , Whitehead told the Senate'Pre- paredness subcommittee: "I think that a well planned, well executed, surprise attack on the United States would succeed beyond the fondest hopes of its commanders." He late.- testified he had intended to limit his testimony to the state of defenses existing 10 months ago, whep he retired as commander of U.S. aerial defenses, and that he meant an "atomic attack." But the general said he still believes air-defense planners "are gambling" with U.S. security, rather than taking "calculated risks," as they describe it, in de- laykig a, swift'build-up of a full 143-wing Air Force. " Force Not Large Current strength of the Air Force is - ;stimated · by Pentagon sources at 05 wings, not all of which are equipped with the most modern aircraft. WhiteheadV testimony caused, syebrow-raising among some subcommittee members, and Chairman Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) reminded him twice that he was free to reserve any of his testimony until some later closed-to- the-public meeting. "I don't, believe the general went too far." Long told a reporter. "I think. he performed a public service." Michigan Prison Riot Investigation Planned Jackson, Mich. -(/ rousing storm of criticism surged back andi forth today-over handling of the Southern Michigan*Prison,riot.' A series of investigations resulted from the four-day mutiny which cost the lite of nne prisoner, wounded nearly a score of Inmates and guards and left some two million dollars damage In its wake. Gnv. G. Menncn Williams, who approved the 11-point sgrccment on prison reforms demanded by 170-odd convict rebels, sharply reprimanded the young psychologist who negotiated the surrender terms. Sentenced To 12 Years For Shotgun Slaying Benlon, Ark,-(/p)-A Saline Coun- t.v Circuit Court jury today convicted Curtis Willis of second degree murder in the shotgun slay_ , ,, , . , , , i Ing of his father-in-law. R. J. Rodnck, special agent In The Jury, after deliberating for charge of the four-state district, tald no figure on the amount ac-. tually collected by the bureau , could be given, ' Since the drive started In April, 1D5I, the Intelligence division nil 894 cises and hai 777 more , en the bookt, Rodrlck Hid. Ill hours, assessed a penally of 12 years' in the state penltntiary, (Willis, ,18, a truck driver, orl»lnally wa» charged with first- decree murrijr. His father-in-law, D. W. Cooper, was killed following a family quarrel near Benlon last month. Russell Opens Campaign On Constitutional Rights Note Atlanta-(/P)-The campaign ef Sen. Richard B. Russell for the Democratic presidential nomination was launched last night with cheers, confusion and a stand for internationalism and states rights. There were two versions of the speech Russell was to deliver at the i50-a-plate dinner formally opening his campaign and the senator' followed neither throughout; While Russell made a" strong effort in both versions distributed to newspapermen to rise above sectionalism, just before he went on a radio network, James S. Peters. Georgia Democratic Executive Committee chairman, declared: "The South will sit at the head of the table or I will be damned If we Will sit at all." The 54-year-old junior senator from Georgia was forced to edit sharply whichever copy of the speech he was'using to avoid running beyond his allotted 50 minutes radio time. In the pared down version the senator, a veteran of 20 years In Washington, asserted "we must preserve/our constitutional government 1 ' and "protect the sovereign states against over concentration of powers in the federal jrovernmenV* « Calm Holdup Man Lools Fort Smith Grocery Of $1,200 Without Alarming Customers Grain Shortage^ Probe To Skip Side Issues Washington-(jP)-Almost everybody concerned ' seemed willing today to forget about a "who's- telling-the-trutfi" side issue in order to get" on with the main business of probing shortages of 'government-owned grain. Senator Aiken (R-Vt.) said it was time for the Senate Agricul' ture subcommittee to quit wasting time and give full, attention to finding out how government-owned grain disappeared, and. to work out a way to prevent its happening again. The group is specifically looking into -4he grain shortage program of the Commodity Credit Corporation CCC. Chairman Ellender (D-La) said "we wasted a lot of money calling witnesses here" to testify about an alleged attempt to cut in two government officials--both now dead--on profits from a grain storage operation at Camp Crowder, Mo. Communists Ousted Berlin-yPI-Nearly 10 per cent of the 1,600,000 membership of East Germany's ruling Socialist Unity-Communist party has been ousted in.' an 18-months purge completed'today. Fort Smith, - (/Pj - Police arc searching for an armed robber who^.caimly Vheld .up a arowded "grocery .stow! Here"last night.Tie escaped with ahoul $f,200 in cash. . Chief of Police D. H. Looper said about 40 customers were milling around the store at the time of the robbery, unaware of what .was happening. The store, one of a chain, was Golf Brothers' No. 7. Chief Looper said the Robber took a sack of bananas to the checking stand. As the checker. Mrs. Geneva Springer, was weighing his purchase, the .bandit pulled a pun and ordered her to hand over the cash from the register. W h e n - t h e robber left her stand and casually strolled to the other checking stations to relieve them of their cash. Mrs. Springer dropped to Ihe floor. She crawled the full length of the store to a telephone in the meat market and called' the police. , However, by the time the police had arrived, the robber had entered the store office, taken 1 the loose cash there and disappeared. Army ROTO Inspected Lt. Col. Charles C. Fargo, of the Inspector General's Department; Fourth Army Headquarters, Fort,Sam Houston, Texas, made a formal inspection of the Army ROTC u n i t . at the University Thursday. After his inspection he conferred . with ' .Tee Covinston, U. A. provost and -acting president. Aluminum Power Pact May Be Amended Soon Washington - (/P) - The Power Commission is considering an amendment to the power contract for thi proposed 35,rmilUon-dollar | njuminujn fjlant'near.Arkadelphla, | Ark. No details of the amendment are available. It was submitted yesterday by parties to the contract--the Southwestern Power Administration, Reynolds. Aluminum Company and Arkansas Power and.Light Company. Reynolds' Vice President Walter Rice said, "We are hopeful of Setting a fins! decision early next week." . , For the largest, prettiest selection nf dresses. sh"p Hunt's. (Adv.) Figures In Groin Probe V. M. Harris (left), a Fort Scott, Kan., grain dealer, lells a Senate agriculture subcommittee In Washington t h a t a government surplus property official now dead demanded a share of his proflls ftn.storlng train at Camp Crowder, Mo. Harris (aid he understood the cut was to be divided among three-mtn, Including Glc.n Yancey ( r i g h t ) , a one-time covernmem »mriioye In Kansas City, Yancey later told the committee the arranuement was "news to me." (AP Wlrcpholo). Hope Oil Strike Can Be Averted Voiced New York-(P)-A federal mediation spokesman says he is "hopeful" a threatened strike by some 100,000 nil workers can he averted before a Tuesday midnight deadline. The spokesman, who asked not to be identified, said the Federal Conciliation Service is giving "priority" to about 25 separate mediation efforts in various parts of the country. Grand Jury Probing Costello's Conviction New York-W)-Gambler Frank Coslcllo has made a brief appearance before a federal grand jury probing "possible irregularities" in the two juries at his contempt of the Senate trials. U.S. Attorney Mylcs .I.-.Lane said ' Costello went before . the grand jury f o r ' " f i v e or 10, minutes" yesterday Lane did not disclose further defaiLc · . -.. The grand jury, a s p c c ' i a l rackets panel, has been looking into the two Costello trial juries since April 14. Judge Summons 65 Lawyers Into Court Hnllieburg, Miss.-M*)-A judge seeking legal counsel for two persons charged with murder ordered the appearance of every lawyer In Forrest County--about 85 of them--iti his court todav. Circuit Judge Burkltt Collins ordered Sheriff Ah Payne In bring the attornnys into court after the judge was unable ycntordny to find lawyers lo represent the nair. The defendants are Elaine Froan. 33-ycar-nld Salt I.nke Cl»y woman, and Luther Carlvlc Wheeler, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla. Insurance Head Named Hot Springs, Ark.-(/!')-Thc new president of the Arkansas .Association of Mutual Insurance Agents Is Harold Lewis of Clarksvllle, New I.eatH PrnMenl Lnkc Placid, N. Y.-MVMrn. tl 1 Leslie Allen of B u f f a l o Is Ihe new : president of the Association of ' J u n i o r Le»RUM «f America. JTL Employes In Kansas City Join In Strike 'Company Waits For Union Officials To Make First Move Operations of the strike-ridden Jones Truck Lines wore further curtailed yesterday with a walkout at the conrernV Kansas City offices. The strike oriolnated Monday at the compcnv's headquarters at Springdale and at the JoplirJ, Mo., office. The striking workers are members o f . t h e American Federation Taft Appears In Control Arkansas GOP / · ' . " . · : Speck Hints He Habit Too Much: After 23 Years Chicago-(/P)-Mrs. Olma Hansel. 43, testified in Circuit Court yester- of Labor Teamsters, C h a u f f e u r s ' day her husband, Fred; 48, a truck and Warehousemen's Union. With the.Kansas City, walkout the idle workmen number well over 100. with almost that many trucks at a standstill throughout a* seven- state area. A company" spokesman this mornins termed the Kansas City walkout a "sympathy strike." Tht/ workers at Kansa? City , apparently have no complaints of their own, the. spokesman said,- but arc striking in support of the other drivers. No word* as to the cause of the strike had come from the Union at noon tod ay, and the company apparently was prepared to wait for the U n i o n , to make the first move. All shipping consignments on hand at the Springdals and Joplin offices a* the*4ime of the strike have ,becn delivered and the company is presently accepting no ntfw items for shipment In this area. An unconfirmed report this morning indicated that the workers were dissatisfied with the pay schedule as set* up under a new Interstate Commerce Commission permit recently granted the Jones Trucking concern. Cancer Drive Kickofl Scheduled For Monday Members of Beta Sigma I'hl, Fayetteville business girls' sorority, will canvass the city Monday and Tuesday nights in te?m* of two to launch the drive for cancer funds here. They wll'. begin their ^anvaks- Ing after a kickolf dinner Monday evening. All-'authorized cillyast- ers ' will have identific'alinfi 'bo'tfi' from v Bera Sigma Phi and from the Washington Society, County Cancel Persons -jvho wlsji lo contribute lo the drive arc requested fn leave their porch lights on until 9 p. m. Monday or Tuesday night. Dr. Coy Caylor is chairman of the county society, and Mrs. Joe Larlamore Is county drive chairman. Chancellor Closes Glenn Dairy Case The Glenn's Dairy case Is closed «s far as Chancsry Judge Thomas F. Butt Is concerned. Judge Butt yesterday afternoon accepted a report by the Arkansas State Health Department and discharged the department, as defendant In the case, from further duties. The case arose- In December when the Health De.lartment removed the A ratln? from Glenn's products. William Glenn! operator, appealed to Chancery Court and sot a temporary order restraln- ing the Health Department from carrylne out the downgradlnt;. The order later was made permanent "as related to and blued upon the facts existent at the tlmt. of the temporary order." : In making the order permanent more than a month ago, Judge Butt termed the' downgrading "Irresponsible, arbitrary and without basl» In fact," He.ordered the iHealthi Department to report to him on Glenn's plant. This report was filed with, the judje yesterday, and after accepting it he concluded the cause'.of action. . . , , ; This anparehtly leaves the dairy and Health Department just'wh-ere' they were before the downgrading. ·. · ' ' Red Gunners Destroy Eight Allied Aircraft Seoul -OPl- Communist ground fire knocked down eight' Allied wnrplanes during the week ended Friday, Far East Air Forces said today. That number matched the toll of Red MIG15 jets shot down in air combat by U. S. F-86 Sabre lets during the same period, One Sabre jet was lost in the air fighting. In Its-'weekly summary the Air Force said three other Allied planes failed to return for 1 unknown- causes. One dov/ne-'. plane was Australian, the others American. The Red loll was put at eight MIGs destroyed, two probably destroyed and eigfit damaged. "Bold" Move Hinted To Break Truce Stalemate Munsan, Korca-(VP)-The U. N. Command today was reported planning a nc-.v and posibly bold move to break t h e . Korean truce talk stalemate as the Communists agreed lo a f u l l dress meeting of armistice ('.clegations Sunday. There was no indication what Ihe Allies will propone when the delegations ol admirals and gsn- crals meet. It will be t h e y first plenary session since February II). driver, had struck her-every day during their 23 years of marriage. "Did I understand you right?" asked Judge John T. Dempscy regarding the daily blows. . "Absolutely," replied Mrs. Hansel, who was in court seeking an order for temporary alimony. · Demosey ordered Hansel to pay her 025 weekly during her 'null for. .divorce and enjoined Hansel from striking his wife. , . ; Nunan Ordered To Meet With House Committee Washington-(/P)-Former . R.ey- enue Commissioner Joseph "D.- Nunan, Jr., was uAder stern orders today to meet his twice-delayed date with House tax scandal investigators. . - .: Following an independent medical check of Nunan's health after his own doctorj said he was too ill to appear, Investigators late -yesterday dirctcd the'former top tax official-to be on hand for questioning May 5. .Some members intimated the.v expected him to-appear, "or else." The "or else" in such a case might mean initiation of contempt of Congress proceedings. House Passes Bill To Up Immigration Quota Washinglon-W-The Senate today had a House-approved bill to erase all racial barriers to U."S. citizenship a n d - t o raise the annual immigration quota to 154,657. That is 380 more than now permitted c-.itry. The measure, approved by a 206 to 68 standing House vote yesterday, would wipe out present laws excluding f r o m naturalization Japanese, Indonesians, Burmese, Siamese a£d some Pacific Islanders. The C;nnte judiciary committee has approved a similar measure, not. yet considered by the Sen ate. Boys Club Building Fund Benefit Show Scheduled For May 6 At Root Gymnasium A two-hour benefit, entertainment performance will be given Tuesday, May 6 in Root Oym under sponsorship of the Exchange Club lo raise funds .for the Fayetteville Boys Club. The show, "TV ."tars of Today,"-features 14 self arid 2.1 per- '«rmors on Ihe slase. Two performances arc scheduled--a mntl- nee nt 3:30 p. m. and an evening show at B p. m. Mistress of ceremonies will be Haul Randall, billed as a "one- girl fathlnn show." Acts Include Don Rey and hi: Hammond organ; | Johnny Towell, rube comedian; Ihe Aristocrats, soft shoe dancers Teddy Mitchell,.female contortionist; Ernie Smith's "miracle dogs" Vcrn pnd Dpttic, jugglers; I h e Seven Coeds, a girls' tumbllnf act; the Eliht Pagaqn Girls; and Iho Atomic Speedsters, a roller skating act. Adult tickets may be obtained from members of the F.xcharige Club Monday or at the box,office Through ticket sales to merchants children will be admitted fr« In the afternoon, and Veterans' Hoi- p l t a l ' piUtntt will b« admitted (ret it nlfht. Republicans Cheer . Ohio Senator In ;^, Ejjflit At Socwlism ^ ·L)ttle'VHock'-0h i Sup'portfra-, of Sen; Robert A. ; Tatt for the Republican presidential nomination appeared"; today to be'ln. full icon-. rol of the Arkansas -:State · OOP Convention as delegates prepared 10 choose' four representatives:-,to she- national parlay, . ';. . : . .:c" A cornhiittee composed.of iTatt lacker; wai named yesUrday --to nominate four delegates-it-larfe and .their alternates to: the Republican . National' Convention. The Taft fa'ctiori'.wai in, a fight- Ing mood and their candidate did what he.could to .cheer them on in a speech, lail'hifht.' '-;'·'··**· Making a bold hid for support n Di:flxritie Dixie, Senator Taft .old the cheering, partisan' crowd hat the'lssut'bf "the eominf election is "liberty against Socialism.-" And he expressed^ his belief in" states' right!",- "' · · · - . - - ' - ·'"' ''*' Taft ipoke in the Joe T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium--named · or the late Arkansas senator and. Democratic leader. ' ' r"-'.' ! If the Nominating Committee offers any backers of Gen, Dwlght .' ). Elsenhower or'other candidatei 1 o the convention as potential delegates It apparently: will be in an'.' effort to prevent a fight on the . convention floor. But even.thlaj . conceulon on.tne part of the Taft: faction appeared .unlikely., .' "If they (Ehwiitiower fofceiT-'' want.-a flim, let's give It to them and 'clear Uij Atmosphere," stoutly- remarked y;Charle», W. Ivey of ; .ladteon County, S. member of th« Nbmina'tini comrniitee. Nobody j dJreerited; but twblmemberi jrey- ously had lufteited that "msyHk' ve ought to give-the Eiiephower people a delegate or two to avoids 'tietion." Speck Fsrtli Sarprlee ' The Elsenhower forces, headed y Jeff Sp»ck of Frenchman 1 ! Bayou,, have ; conceded thai; the ' convention it'.pro-S'aft, but.previ.ii ously they, had prbmiied a battle- royal to obtain' delegates; for the general.; ' '·'"· ·''.".."''-, '-i'-.y:--'.-,-/.,Then ( yesterday, : Speck;J also: ' spoke of "party harmony"-' .tat went so far.as-to say he was with-, drawing as a candidate: for'Vthe, 3OP gubernaiorlil nomlnitigh. However, later in the day, Speck said he might reconsider. The Nominating Committee was ~ set to recomiriend-Speck '.for the nomination when · he msTde; his. surprise announcement off - the. floor. , · ' Eight Republican presidential ' electors.also were, named by the" Nominating -Committee and 'Will , ae voted on today. Four Major Points ;-.-' Senator Taft broke down his address into four major points: (1) a belief i- states rights; (S) an invitation to Southerners to support the -Republican candidate; :(3) criticism of the Truman' admin- . istration's domestic and · foreign policies: and (4) a promise to rei store America's air supremacy over Russia if elected president. "I believe that the Republican!. should make a direct presentation of their principles to the voters throughout the South and that in November they should conduct an all-out campaign in all Southern states." said the senator. "Whether any fovmal coalition is possible may be doubtful, but I feel confident we would have the support o( many millions of Southern Democrats. . .. '" "Liberty against Socialism is the Issue. On that issue the Southern Democrats, stand with the bulk o» the Republican party, demandint that we resume progress in tht« couptry under th,6se "principles which He at the .very bails, of the Declaration of Independence-and the Constitution." ' ' i ' '·_-.', Store Owner Slugged,' ^ Robbed Of $1,000 ' Magnolia, Ark.-O^-John Thomn Pickler, owner operator of Kck- Icr's Department store In nearby Taylor, Ark.i'reported'he-wif slugged and .robbed of $i;wO Isrt night. . . . , . ' · ' . · · , ' Pickler. tald he- -win between two itacks -oJ, llw, when wo auaf him. One of them i' the Jlw, knocklii* Hid. His only d« men .wai that they and/ one man WM

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