Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 2, 1954 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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aOJSK^i ? ."w* «a - 1 - * V* -vlft* ,t •' ft- To City Subscribers: If you fail to get your Stef please telephone 7-3431 by 6 p. hi. and a special torttet will deliver your paper* iftfL nJ?> ft off x?mti Star ftftt tha station fending High 65, Low &BTH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 245 Mat of Hop* 1IW, PMii tM* afi. 1»/ 1*2* MOM, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, *UJUSt 2/1954 '—'— : '—' " f T '"'''' '*""'•' ""5? : f M Ai»icl«t*a Pr*M ft Audit Av Nrt >«W CM1. 1 MM. CfldlAfi Matth tl, OUR DAILY BRfAO Sliced TKIn by The Editor A!**, Hi Washburrt fou Voted for Cherry and Honest Roads: How Now Can Turn Arkansas Back tb the Political Pirates? l*iv ' Two years ago the voters of Arkansas nominated Francis ^-.herry OS their governor to reform a state government that |*WaVshot through and through with waste and graft. \ He was nominated by a margin of 100,000 votes, for r/me'scandals disclosed by the Highway Audit Commission's Wirings in January and February 1952 were fresh in the i>ublic's. mind. I Therefore when Governor Cherry sought renomination • In the July preferential primary it seemed unnecessary to „ jive him editorial endorsement and financial help. A seo> I .bhd.term is traditional in Arkansas for office-holders who j ie'rve without scandal—and the Cherry administration is l),bs clean as the proverbial hound's tooth. • l-f But the political pirates who were put off the ship or Instate two years ago are making a desperate bid to come 'atapard again—headed by Orval Faubus, highway com- 'jmission chairman under Cherry's predecessor. They are tyniqal-enough to believe the public has either forgotten, bV'Vtow'condones, the graft that the Highway Audit Corn- mission exposed in their handling of public road money. • Orvdl Faubus said in his preferential primary campaign -—and I heard two of his broadcast speeches in full—that ['.Sherry "has taken the Highway Department away from 1 the people" and "I am going to return it to the people." But let us look at the record of what the Highway Audit 'Commission turned up on Faubus and his cronies. The fol- '.'Idling are excerpts from Associated Press dispatches published in this newspaper, as dug up from our bound files: On January 30, 1952, the Highway Audit Commission .heard testimony that $2,961 which Monroe county residents had given Highway Commissioner Charles Adams bf Hughes for proposed work on the Indian Bay road tum- ped up in a political campaign fund instead. Quote: "'. "Instead of going into the state treasury, witnesses said, the money wound up in the second term c^m- ' paign fund of Gov. McMarh. Two checks, totaling ^$2,961, were introduced. They had been indorsed by .TAdams and re-indorsed in the name of 'Henry Woods, - campaign manager.' " When Faubus and his allies were running the highway |- department "close to the people" some^folks had an easy I.Ttirne selling the state unneeded supplies at exhorbitant I bribes. In the same issue of The Star, January 30, 1952, J-.the-Highway Audit Commission heard testimony, that: |;;'(Quote) •''1. Highway Commission records fail to show auth- . onzation or approval of the department's spending I 'Cp.about $525,000 for stockpiling materials during ., •/ 1950. .. ^, «ral' .,v ,• "2. On June30/1951, the highway department hod pbout $362,000 worth of the road building materials on hand, with one stockpile containing crushed rock sufficient for 7$ years, x x x "6. Exhorbitant*profits were made by the principal . vendors of the materials." And this testimony from an AP dispatch in The Star of February 1, 1952. (Quote) * "A road contractor testified today that he paid W. M-. Treadwell of Morrilton, a member of the State • Alcohol Control Board, $10,850 commission on ' crushed rock he furnished for a road project in Pope county. "Ernest Freshour told the Highway Audit Commis' ' sion that Treadwell suggested in 1950 that he .increase his bid for furnishing crushed rock to allow 'him, (Treadwell) 70 cents per cubic yard for truck rental. "Freshour, who with three brothers operates a con- I- ^tracting firm at Swefit Home, near Little Rock, said P'V-that he agreed because 'we needed the work, were |f-~ „. heavily in debt—and still'are—and we felt like that - was the only way we could get the job.' " Prettv nice—a commissioner in one branch of the state government picking up a personal profit of $10,850 doing business with another branch ... the common name for which is graft. , And this final excerpt from the log .of the Highway Audit Commission, an AP report in The Star of February 16, 1952. It has to do with the recommendations given the HAC by four non-political experts on how to get rid of such graft. The four were' Chief Engineer Alf Johnson, with the State Highway Department for 25 years; former Highway Director J. C. Baker, who held that post under three governors; William M. Spann, Kansas City consulting engineer; and P G. Wilson, St. Louis, chief auditor for the HAC. Here is the AP report on their major recommendations: . •• "1. A revised Highway Commission with a maximum of five members insteqd of the.present 12. A proposed constitutional amendment to* set up a "five-" - ' member commission with staggered 10-year terms will be voted on at next November's general election. XXX ' "7. Removal of politics from personnel administration and road placement." That amendment was adopted by the voters, and under Governor Cherry the State'Highway Commission and Department have operated autonomously, building roads instead of political fortunes. Trunk Highways U. S. 67 and 70 are being reconstructed clear, across the state. And the time-table on secondary or local roads is being followed j.n a faithful and business-like manner also. One of the roads Hempstead and, Nevada counties have been interested in for many-years is State No. 4, which has a gravel gap of 12.57 miles between the-Hempstead county line and Rosston. This is now under contract for new base, with the asphalt hard-surfacing contract to follow in 140 working days. Folowihg is the official record'on this No. 4 project: Aug. 25 ,1953—Programed by the State Highway Com-' mission. ' ,, Sept. 9, 1953—Sent to Nevada county for acceptance and right-of-way-work. •"' * r Oct 26, 1953—Accepted by the county and returned to the commission. Oct. 27, 1953:—Accepted by the commission. May 1954—Sent to the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads >" for approval. June 29, 1954—Approved by the U. S, -Bureau of Public Eight Persons Killed in Accidents McClellan Asks Committee to Draff Charges WASHINGTON I/PI -- Sen. Me- CiellaH (D-Ark) suggesed today the citation of a special Scnste corrttrfittee to draft formal charges against Son. McCarthy (R-Wis) with the aim of a vote before Congress ^adjourns. McClellan termed it a 'better procedure" in his view than others advanced so far, but 'said he 's not committed to it and would go along 'if a better one is suggested." ' . McClellan made his suggestion in an .interview. He's the senior Democrat on McCarthy's Senate Investigations .subcommittee, and the man to whom many Democrats look for quartet-backing on issues^ involving McCarthy. McClellan said the resolution by Sen. Flanders '(R-Vl) to censure McCarthy is not specific. Tmf not passing Jin^. ludgrnent . ~ { ^ on whether he should be cehsured ... -.„,., ,„„„ ',„,,,. ^,...^ n Faubus Admits He Some Time at Commonwealth AP&L Rate Hike Hearing in Progress By The Associated Press \ LITTLE ROCK (ffi — Complain ing customers of Arkansas Powei 1 violently over the weekend .bringing the total in Arkansas to nine for the week ended last midnight. Traffic was responsible for six deaths, and two persons clied i.i accidents with cotton d u E I i n» planes. Earlier in the-'wcelc there was one drowning. in & Eight persons in Arkansas died & Light Co. may have forced ear- McClellan said of the Wisconsin senator'. , But: if ths Senate dees bring a censure: resolution to a vote, he said, it .{should be a resolution containing ; specific accusations giving the person or person? named 'a fair 'opportunity to enter a defense."-^ Any. senator who is censured should have specific charges to iswer? and the Flanders 1 'resolution "does not now meet that test," McClellan said. 'I - I'think the better procedure would >i>e to have a committee vote out specific charges at this ses- ville, Ark.,' was caught between his parked truck and 3 passing ait- tomobilo Saturday wlicn the two vehicles collided on Highway 27D near Malvern. Roberts died later from injuries suffered in the collision. - ' Virgil Southerland, S9, of Malvern, driver of the car,-has been charged with, negligent homicide; He was quoted as saying he did not see the truck. .Tommy Lee Hall, 30, of Parkin, was killed when a car overturned near Wynne. Hall was a passen j,er in the car driven by his brother. sion o% Congress." He said he thought it would be wise to assign such a task to some special committee of cenatorb from both - Parties 'who have had the least to do'' with rows involving McCarthy. McClellan emphasized that "it is not^rny tought to delay" in suggesting creation of a special com- •*:• . , . , • ' July 22, 1954':—Contract awarded for grading,'minor structures, and gravel base, 12.57 miles, $153,129.41. Base contract time limit 140 working days, immediately after which contract will be let for blacktopping. Hard-surfacing of this gap in No 4 represents fulfillment of a promise to connect up vital roads without regard to politics, and to treat all geographic areas fairly. No. 4 cuts across southern Nevada county. But No. 24, crossing northern Hempstead county, also is under contract from Prescott to Blevins,,and the blacktop will later be extended to Nashville. And Highway Director Eldridge has pledged that the Hope-Blevins road, northernmost section of State 29, will be blacktopped in 1955. Contract has been let for blacktopping State 55 from Mineral Springs south to Saratoga, Howard county, with eventual extension to Fulton, Hempstead county. And $24,000 worth of regraveling work is now under .way on State 73, connecting Hope and Columbus. This is a record of accomplishment. Faubus engineered a 28-million-dollar bond issue ... few roads . . . much graft. . But Cherry's is an action .without debt and without graft. lier hearings on tha utility's pending request for a rate increase. Lewis Robinson, chairman of the state Public Service Commsston yesterday said his commission will open hearings today to investigate charges that AP&L's increased rates are out of line. AP&L appealed to the PSC-for a rate increase two months ago, When the PSC suspended the increase, AP&L utilised, an Arkansas iaw 'which permits public utilities to increase their rates under bond pending a hearing. AP&L posted bond of one million dollars «md the increased rates went into effqct this month. Robinson, who earlier had said the 'hearings probably would be held next .My, says the "terrific inerest" in the rate increase might cauSu the ,PSC to, put hearings on their docket for a dale "before fall." By Th'e, Assoc&j^lf'j Gubernatorial., j^^?44' Faubus oi'HuatsvlMHbclaV 1 spent sevetaWdayffonUhgcfcj of Comm«n{|t.^nac4; i$oftV . ..11* *^..%4._ „:?',• V£f. **J£i£K j£.3*K* wealth College elected president 1 Mo,,. , But he > said he;Jldn' r tt4 the v school, or ' , there' and rjettftned >6^Wf^ * t ">*'«"" f * A ' mittee. f Eonald Charles; Faither, 52, of Arkadelphia, was killed in an overturned car. Officers said Hall apparently lost control of his car on a gravel Toad near Hollywood, Ark. , , Both accidents involving cotton dusting planes occurred Saturday. A 50-year-old Negro — Charles Thomas — was killed when he was struck by a propeller '' of a plane pre'paring to take off , at the, Ruben, Bredlow plantatipft 50 miles Prices >rop, Grocery %tces Don't LIVINGSTONE l-jWASHINGTON Iff! — The House Agriculture Committee formally reported today what housewives al ""jdy know: grocery store prices iain at near-record -highs do- gtg a sizable- drop ir. fnrni •ipes.V . public a statistical study trend in farm prices and costs, the committee far, almost none of the |lpwer- prices received by farmer? 1951 l ( as been passed on tc food poneludod: - r . „„.. . ip the form of lowei retail food costs. if declines in farm prices gre' ejcpected as mora , livestock " livestock products come to and government price levels are lowered. however, from these lower unless recent tenden se marketing and prpc charges are curbed." somewhat less nps t ..t r< ?ni the housewives' t, .e yegterda/ from Bcp^rimeni, wine; god^ will te in ptegtt during thf r^raainlnf n.|)s of im »»4 th«t price ~ department output ol porfc, ve»l, lard processed fruits end somt'. vice 78 Local Youths Attending State . 4-H Club Meet Eighteen Hempstead county* 4-H Kib members, and leaders' left Hope this morning to attend the itate 4-H Club Week at' the Uni- 'ersity of Arkansas in Fayetteville The delegates will return Friday. Each member of the group will participate in special activities luring the week. About 1,000 4-11 !lub members, representing all Ar- tansas counties. will attend the wenty-third annual meeting on the campus at the University, •The outstanding county members ! rom Hempstead include Marshall F$owe, county council president; Charles Beck, county ' council secretary-treasurer; Joseph Rowe, I vehicle sprayed •flF n »T n ll Omimll - 1Vff n n4V.n 13 n IlU, With ITlUddV Wflt( Hope Family in Accident in Texas .Lawrence Sparks and family es Turkey Visitor Entertained at Park Picnic relrilcK, Reds Battle in River Delta By LOUIS GUILBERT HANOI, Indochina (UP)French troops and Communist Iridochinese supporters fought each other with bare fists and bamboo sticks in the Red River Delta yesterday, the French high command said today. French authorities feared serious trouble lay ahead because the Communists had Interfered only with- Viet Namese civilians attempting to flee Communist rule. The ^trouble started yesterday when unarmed French patrols were ordered^ to tear' down Red flags in dozens of tielta village^. They met fierce resistance in many cases, AncUat Keo, Jewell Harrison, f was killed when the tractor'he was driving and a cotton dusting plaric collided. The plane was coming in for a landing when the accident occure<jL Four Commie Leaders Jaile i ' !,V ' '» ! '' < by FBI Agents as soon as \ho3 nature of,<tl ' He said '1 va& chostin^headp 1 ! ,roup, y interested; ir^Fe'ci-tti|in|^ :rom Arkansas..^" ?I »"- '-"* Faubus'', it has qff campaign.'*^ job between, him.: Cherry., j ^ k ' s Faubus'd had "ever^a.Pe'ni Commj fast .** * , - , statement FaubusbffJ Rock. Jfj t 6A>' iFaubusJsa; heiJgY#<U)«l{<~ _i_.ii__t_l -iCiL 1 By 'JAMES sloner Jose mostly from women, Since the cease-fire went into Miss Fahire Ozek of Bursa, Tur ikey was honored with a picnic at i- Fair Park last week, Miss Ozek caped . serious injury Saturday when the ..auto in which they were riding'" s}dcid'ed on wet -pavement and overturned down a 20 foot em- told of the customs, habits and living conditions of her country. Mrs. - II. E. Patterson, council president, presided during a short business meeting. It was voted to effect July 27 the Reds have been putting lip triumphal arches, draped with tha colors o* Red China and Russia, over principal delta highways. A French patrol want 'i|to an area east' of Hanoi, armed with bamboo sticks on a mission to o'e- stroy all Red flags fluttering from village doorways. bankment northwest of Ft. Worth charter a bus to State Home Demonstration Council meeting at Fayetteville August 30 - September 3. Any HDC member desiring near pecaitur, Texas. The Hope family was enroute to New Mexico to visit relatives. Thcyj to nin ke the trip is asked to make Wanzell Martha Reilly, :ims Petre, Mary Ida , Adams. Evelyn Adams, Thomas Burke, Jack Ruggles, Janette Fincher, Sandra Burke, Carolyn Sue Hicks, o.nd Larry Allen. Leaders attending are Billy Jack Coffee, Mrs. Arlis Adams, Mrs. Atonroe Stuart, county extension stenographer and Mrs. Lorraine Wylie, Home Demonstra' tion Agent, Morse Says Truman Gave Him Data WASHINGTQN , 'Sen. Wayne L. Morse (ln<JOre) told " the "Senate tp4ay ident Truman gaye him » when. Pres- se cret document during the 185? political campaign to reply to a speech by Dwight J3. Elsenhower then RepubJican presidential aw, plan to make the journey ne:$t Week, Mrs. Sparks was driving the nuto and • was , blincjed when a passing vehicle sprayed the windshield with muddy-water. She touched the brakes and the vehicle skidded out of control on the wet pavement- They all escaped with minor bruises. The auto was badly damaged. On the local scene an auto driven by Leo Hartsfield's daughter was sideswiped by an unidentified old model car near, tne Highway ?9 and Country Club road Saturday. The vehicle was slightly damaged. City police are investigating On Highway 67 past of Prescott S^turda^y night two persons, Igor Fregory Gray, 26, Shreveport and his wife, Nathalie, both naturalized, citizens who came to the U. S. from Poland, were seriously hurt wtyjn their auto went out of control and hit an embankment. They were ts^en to a Prescott Hospital for treatment. Troopers Henry Guy pownjnfi investigat- $5.00 deposit with Mrs. Patterson or a'seat reservations before August 13. Plans were made for a party to be held at the coliseum in Fair 3 ark in October and the Harvest Festival to be held in Noverber, >The song leaders and recreational leaders from the different HDC were in charge of the program, Mrs. William . Schooley, Victory HDC, told of the Recreational Wor kshop held at Aldersgate in Little Rock in May. Mrs. Earnest Cobb, Green Laster HDC, told of the Health Conference held in Little Rock. Pot luck was served at }yjipr?e made the djscjogure in reply to Senate J]tep,u,bUc4n Leader wjyi»m F. Kn,owlan4i who reveal- a.b«u,t ed. ^hc- feUasluep at the Thunderstorms Strike Several Midwest States By United Press Thunderstorms and a tornado Strike Idles Three Major Airlines By The Associated Press Strikes today shut down American Airlines, the nation's largest air carrier! threatned operations of Reynolds Metals Co,, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of aluminum, and cut off most in Ilk deliveries in the greater Cincinnati area. The AFL Air Line Pilots 'A?sn. struck the airline Friday midnight for an eight-hour day. Directly involved were New York-Los Angeles nonstop transcontinental flights the union said sometimes run as' long as v njne hours. The ALPA also poised strike threats against Trans Wprld Airlines and United Air Lines but said it expected to take no immdiate strike action agpjnst those lines. The American shutdown reached lull effect yesterday a-' 1 a" planes were grounded uoon reaching home bases, The airune employs 1,200 pilots. The strike of another sirline— West Coast Airlines — by the AFL Air Line Agents Assn., has been deferred pending resumption of negotiations today. The walkout originally was .set for last night."'* 6 '' top Copmunlsts j. only, one .block 'ttohi 1 "fhe j Capitol Building" by'' fiftli Was arrested 1 in Three men and a woman, were taken by TBI agents lo- f city l j ail here for fingerprinting, then to the county jail. Commissioner Neff said a preliminary hearing would be held 'Aug. 16., ' " f> The arrest of the four, along'jwitfy that of Mrs. Patricia Blau in Los Angeles, was announaed jt\ Washington by FBI Director J.' Edgar Hoover, U. S. Atty. DonaM 12, Kelley said all wera arrested pn •warrants issued hero 'nnd ing them with violation, of the Smith 'Act. ' ' That law under'which a total o£ 115 Communist party f,unntionar»es have been arrested since 19^0, makes it a crime to teach or ad- Continued on Page Two 1934$p ioleW "Plnfol r.ame the orgian. ing the-'begjlr,,,., elected' preside Assqciatioif ^- i was *»**%'^*f single .s^udqntUMS fcpfp^;?my;-j%r^ an4< could ;noM$ lection J*f g.VJj ; r'Hojveve^'-; that "memo'ere wore very^nf > . A i 1 -/ W* 1 struck 'in : the nation's midsectlon, but. most Midwesterners were glad to accept the thunder -and light ning along with cool wcathpr and crop-saving rains, The twister struck Burke, S. D., Ipst night,- injuring two persons \\lien .the funnel hit their truck. Damage" was estimated at betwen $75,000 to $100,000 as the tornado knocked out power a^d communications, lines, and destroyed a filling st'a'tipn and ? mink farm. Winds p| from 55 to 60' miles per hour whipped rainstorms ih parts of Texas, Kansas, Oklahema and Missouri. A Thunderstorm dt 'Phone Workers Get Increase A new contract agreed • to Supday by Illinois Bell Telephone: Co. and vhe CIO Communication Wortcjers pf America will gjve 8.QOO operators, clerks and §v>pervlsprs a wage of 4-6 cent? an hour. The 300 A contract Is subject • to by employ^? Jr. of Chicago.. Conpordia, lefp more, than Attorneys Seek .; -• w Release of Slayer ; ' * J<1 ~*d CLEVELAND,., Q,, (UP) -O/ tomeyst'for Dr. Sarnue^ Sheppiwr.., accused* of the July 4 'slaying of his, pretty wife Marilyn, went into court today, in an effort to obtain hjs release on ft write of habeas corpus, Defense Attorney William J. Cor. rJgan filed the writ in the court of Common Pleas Judge Frsjnl? J. Mcrriek, C'orrigan contended ,4hat She>pard's arrest Friday nTght \va& illegal since the warrunt?-\V!»s signed by Bay Village Council President Gershom M. M. Ba'rber; who acted for Mayor J. Spencer ouk,, The lawyer said it'iv^ ille/\ gal* for a justice of the pe^cft'tei delegate his authority to someone else, j, . f >' ' p*5ft tiph, ypvRi 1 * All Around the Town By Tht W*r|lt|« JJ . campaign Gar fishing on Little River seems to be picking UP with more an£ more" interest , • • • yesterday David Waddle and Reece Ch9mb les ? pulled in a giant seven footer which probably weighed between J50 an<» 175 pounds. an inch. fl| rain an4 Columbia, Mp,, jncbejs pf rain «ver a hour perjpo}, dropped ftom N? w England southeastward over thi 4 Misspuri yalley to ]\Iisspuii aM Northern Arkansas, Aipng the At lantic ' Coa?t another cool front puhed |touihwar4 into Sputh Una- - . v Dr, Alice Bavtow Pvowr>, s|s pf Mrs. EH?abeth PrWch^rd Hope, is spending the summer the Spencer hotel of eji^tauq New York site of U»a ^«st'e torial cyltural resort. •> , two months and ''' than pne month PS AuJ^rey' Goodwin pi n,e»r vtjie brought in a l}g pqujjd i^eion Saturday, t^e leEgest jn this p-eg tW^, r, G«94win tos b,qe) melooj ior,ft.»v»ro good ,^' w ?4r '^ . Mayor Jphp L. Wilson' §?jd 'twfa t^ie regular CJty Counctt, njs to\- Tue84^>j4s^ v ^ be ^w ; . r . «# m^m&m , be on Tuesday, A^us^ ,17^, £lfc' ,. «? W ji 3%i(a« R S^r^r fe ^ ILi» D u v fc_ iii^-i.

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