The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1959 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 6, 1959
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI wn no —XMU. 18 Mlsshdppt Valley Le*der BlytherUle Courier Blytoevule BertJd Blytheville D«Uy New» BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1959 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Resting pile* of pilot-less Navy let. Soviet Protest Clouds Upcoming Geneva Talks Housing Unit Faces Job Of Cleaning Up Clean-up crews were at work today clearing away the last of debris from a crash of a Navy training plane which took the life of a child at Blytheville Air Force Base Saturday. Navy investigators from Mil-1 lington Naval Air Station also were at work trying to determine the cause of a flame-out that forced Lt. Edward Holmes, 37, to ditch his plane just west of the .base, shortly after noon Saturday. Services for the child were held this morning at the Base Chapel. Father Thomas Reynolds officiated at the mass of the angels for Mary Clara Black, 4, at 11:30 a.m. The child was killed while riding her tricycle outside her home. An older sister, Mary Angelina, escaped injury when she went into the house just minutes before the training plane plowed into the Capehart housing unit. Damage Air Force officials said today that two units were almost totally demolished from the impact of the plane and several others received major damage from flying debris. Officers investigating the disaster have called it a miracle that more persons were not injured, and have credited the picturesque weather with clearing the area of inhabitants. Narrow Escapes Sgt. and Mrs. Gilbert F. Kerlin and children left shortly after dinner to go to the base firing range. Ten minutes later the plane nosed into their house, com- Person to Person plelely destroying it. Sgt. and Mrs. V. R. Bynum were eating dinner when the plane crashed into Iheir house and came to rest a few feet from the dinner table. Mrs. Byrum received a cut on her leg,.but the rest of the farrv ily was uninjured. The plane came into the housing unit from the southwest and cut a path through the south portion of the area. Only two units were struck directly by the plane, but the Black home and several others were struck by the plane's wings. Car Struck A wing of the plane cut a corner for the unit occupied by the Blacks and completely demolished their car, which was parked in the car port. Details of the plane's movements have been vague, but of- cials have said the engine flamed-out at about 11,000 feet. The pilot reportedly set the utomatic pilot, heading the ship or Big Lake and then bailed out. For some reason the automatic ilot mechanism failed and the Mane turned back toward the >ase. Holmes parchuted to a point lear Yarbro and was picked up an Air Force family was fishing near there. He was uninjured and returned to Memphis Saturday night. He is a civilian flight instructor at Graham Air Force Base in larianna, Fla., and was flying 'lit of Miltington at the time of he crash. The body of the Black child will be sent to E. St. Louis this afternoon and burial will be there, toward Funeral Service is handing local arrangements. Velma Sharp Address: 420 S. I6th. Place of Birth: Newport, Ark. Lived in Blylheville 10 years. Been an operator eight years. (Often he»rd, seldom see* «re the telephone operators ol «ny lawn. !• thb teriet, jtm'tt gel • look »4 y«n telephone operator who'works In (he Blyihf.vlllt «i SMlbweMtn ML) Sen. Long Sees Trouble In Louisiana WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La) said today that school integration difficulties encountered in Little Rock and Virginia are only a "drop in the bucket" to those which would result in integration were attempted in Louisiana. Against Violence Asserting he is opposed to violence and doesn't want to encour age it, Long said that anyone fa miliar with conditions in Louisiana could predict trouble if integration were tried in the state. "I think," he added, "that the great majority of our good colored people don't really want integration. What they want is good schools and decent schools for their children. "It's not our local colored people who are stirring up this trouble—it's paid agitators sent down from the North...! do hope that our good colored people will be sensible enough to not heed the advice of those agitators and those troublemakers ... I hope thai neither white men nor colored men heed the advice of those peo- pie." Likes Johnson Long made his comments in an address for radio broadcast in Louisiana. Asked about the Democratic presidential prospects for 1960, Long said that there are a number of prospects and that ..most Southerners "kind of prefer Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) out of those being considered." Do Reds Want Settlement? By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A renewed Soviet protest over a U. S. plane flight into Berlin raised new questions today about Soviet willingness to settle German problems Moscow accused the United States- of deliberately violating Berlin corridor regulations with the aim of wrecking chances of agreement at the Geneva big power foreign ministers conference slated to start May 11. The State Department declined comment pending a study of the note, but U.S. officials informally reected the Soviet contention and denied any violation. Prole»t Flight The Red protest referred to the March 27 flight to Berlin at 20,000 feet altitude of a' C130 U. S. air transport plane. The Soviets say Western flights to the Communist- encircled city must not top 10,000 feel. While U.S. disagreement with India Must Steer Careful Course, Nekru Cautions NEW DELHI, India (AP) — As the fugitive Dalai Lama continued his slow journey into India on foot, Prin.e Minister Nehru cautioned that India must steer a careful course between treaty obligations to Red China and sympathy for the Tibetan rebels. The young god-king of Tibet and his party of near India's the Soviet charge was evident, the qeslion remained as to what response to make. Foreign ministers of the 15-nation NATO have just concluded a three-day meeting with avowed determination to make Ihe Geneva talks as fruitful as the Soviets will allow. Defend Berlin A final communiue Saturday declared the NATO members' united determination to defend Western rights in Berlin. At the same time, it reaffirmed readiness to negotiate an honorable settlement of German problems. In a television discussion Sunday, Britain's Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd and France's Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville held out prospects that the Geneva meeting will have enough results to lead to a summit conference. NO SHOES ALLOWED — Barefoot in Burma, U. N. Secretary- General Dag Hammarskjold visits the Great Shwedagon Pagoda near Rangoon. All visitors to the shrine must remove their shoes. Scientist Would Create 'Hell Fires'on Earth By ALTO\ BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer BOSTON (AP)—A scientist today declared we ought to create "hell fires" on earth, just to see what happens He warned the Soviet Union is probably trying to do it. — first. Union Wants Shorter Week SEATTLE If, — West Coast longshore leaders today proposed a 35-hour work week, reduced retirement age and higher minimum wages to help meet "displacement of men by machines." Officers of the International Longshoremen's & W are housemen's Union said in a convention report that labor can help main- lain employment by seeking "fur ther reductions in the work week without reductions in pay." Wet Prediction TOKYO (API-The weatherman came up with some bad news today for Crown Prince Akihito. "Cloudy and occasional rain" is the forecast for April 10, the date of the prince's wedding to Michiko Shod*. SAC Chief Wants More Jet Bombers WASHINGTON (AP)—The chief o£ America's strategic bomber fleet contends plane and missile production must be boosted if the United Stales is to maintain the power to deter the Soviet Union from war. "We have the deterrent posture today. We can lose it tomorrow," Gen. Thomas S. Power told a House Appropriations subcommittee in a closed-door hearing Feb. 13. A heavily censored transcript of his remarks was made public Sunday. Power, head of the Strategic Air Command, called for faster and greater production of B52 and B53 manned jet bombers and Atlas intercontinental ballistic missiles Asked how important he vieww his recommendations, Power re plied: "I think you are just risking the whole country. That is how im portanl I feelil is. If you do no deter (the Soviets* nobody is go ing to win a thermonuclear war.' Mishap Kills 20 KARACHI, Pakislan (AP) — Twenty persons were killed am 11 seriously injured when a bu. plunged down a 400-foot ravine in mountainous West Pakistan Sun The hell fires would be labora- ory temperatures of 10.000 to 0,000 degrees — 2 to 12 times otter than Ihose usually pro- .uceri on earth. New Chemistry Out of research with them :ome an entirely new chemistry - perhaps vastly more powerful rocket fuels, strong new mater- als, slrange new chemicals. A research jump inlo these 'hell fires" was urged by Dr. Aristid V. Grosse, president of the Research Institute of Temple University, at opening sessions of the American Chemical Society's 135th national meeting. "We simply don't know much about what happens in chemical and physical reactions above about 5.000 degrees," he said. Discoveries "But temperatures above 10,000 degrees might lead to new fuels, rocket propellents, and materials able to resist tremendous heat." "Our national security could be involved, if these high temperatures do hold secrets to new fuels and new chemicals. "The Soviet Union is ,rying to leapfrog us in the missile • race, and probably is working hard on facilities to create ultra-high lem- peraturcs." Really high tempcraliires can be created by furnaces focusing the sun's ray, by some rocket mot- lors, and by plasma jets, or streams of gases created by electric arcs. Joblessness In Decline, Ike Hints WASHINGTON (API-President Eisenhower hinted today that unemployment in the month ending March 15 showed a gratifying decline. The hint came after Eisenhower had conferred for about 35 minutes' at the White House with Secretary of Labor Mitchell. Calls For Figures Press Secretary James C. Hagerty volunteered at a news conference that the President called Mitchell in to get a report on the government's latest figures on joblessness. The statistics will be made public Tuesday by the Labor and Commerce departments. Hagerty, after talking with Eisenhower, said the President believes that the figures for the month ending in mid-March "will be gratifying and of great interest to all Americans." •Pretty Good' Asked whether that means that the government will report an improvement in the reduction of unemployment, Hagerty replied only that the new statistics are "pretty good." The last official government count of the unemployment was 4,749,000 for February- This was an increase of 25,000 over January. reached Towang. isolated northeast frontier, Sunday at about the same time Ihe Hed Chinese were installing the rival Panchen Lama in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Tribesmen Cheer As the exiled ruler neared the approaches to Towang Monastery, hundreds of tribesmen adorned with colorful sash-decorated hats and silver swords sent up a cheer. It was believed the next slage of the journey, to Tazpur on the Bramaputra River in Assam stale, would take another six days. Much of the route must be covered on foot, since it lies through more of the rugged Himalayan country over which the Tibetans fled from the Communists after the failure of the revolt in Lhasa. Five-Day March After five days of marching they can switch to Indian army jeeps at Bamdilla, in the foothills 68 miles from Towang. and farther along to an Indian air force plane which could take the fugitive ruler and his top aides to New Delhi or wherever the Indian gov ernment wants them. Nehru told a news conferencf Sunday that the Dalai Lama prob ably would not stay near the fron tier. Nehru has said the Tibetan spir itual and political leader will bi treated as an "honored guest". Hi made clear the Indian govern ment will recognize him as spir itual leader of the Tibetan Budd hisls but will not let him form government in exile. Coexistence Nehru told his news conferenc his government is stiU faithful to s frealy of coexistence with Red :hina, although India is "obvious>' interested and concerned about vhat happens" in Tibet. India, he said, must arrive at a lalance among three main considerations in meeting "difficult and embarrassing situations already created that may continue." The considerations, lie said, are !l) India's security, (2) her desire .0 maintain cordial relations with Red China, and (3) the Indian leoples' strong sympathy for the Tibetans. Peiping coupled its announcement of the Panchen Lama's elevation to the Dalai Lama's throne with the announcement that the 21-year-old puppet would attend Ihe National Peoples' congress in Peiping April 17. Cautious Germany's foreign minister. Negro Burns In House Fire John Crenshaw, a 70-year-old Negro, was burned to death early Sunday morning when his two- room frame home on S. Elm was destroyed by flames. Fire Chief Roy Head said cause of the fire is not known. Crenshaw is survived by three brothers, Joshua, Will and Robert Crenshaw, all of Blytheville; seven nieces and seven nephews. Services will be held at 11 a. m. tomorrow at Crumpler Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Pickins will officiate. Burial will be in New Heinrich von Brentano, cautioned against expecting loo much from the Geneva parley but .found "some optimism" in the fact that the Soviets have agreed of the talks. In a separate TV interview Gen. Lauris Norstad said the forces under him as Supreme NATO commander in Europe are not adequate for the full scope of ' their mission to defend Europe. Norstad wanted his present 21 1-3 divisions expanded to the planned 30 divisions, and more modern weapons like Honest John rockets. Suggestion NATO Secretary General Paul- Henri Spaak spurned a suggestion (hat he go to Moscow to negotiate in behalf of the West. He said that would be quite impossible because the big powers have interests involved in the German question which they must defend. Spaak indicated that if the troops of the Big Three Western allies are attacked, he believes the other NATO nations will jin in the common defense. Secretary of Defense Neil McEI- roy and Gen. Nathan Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the United States would strike back with everything available — including missiles and ground units—if the Soviets attack in force. Cemetery. Hope TEEN-AGERS! Don't Miss This Timely Survey in... GILBERT'S 'WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK 1 There is a normal decline of unemployment b e t w e e ,1 February and March in the neighborhood of 250,000 to 300,000. Guard Group Wants Change LITTLE ROCK (AP)-The Arkansas National Guard Assn. has recommended a change in active duty requirements for Guardsmen to help student-soldiers. The association, in a resolution, recommended two separate three- month active duty periods instead of the present six-month tour. Weather Delinquency Jumps TAIPEI (AP) - Juvenile delinquency on Formosa is increasing at an alarming rate. Mei Ko-wang, dean of the Central Police Academy, told a discussion meeting today criminal offenses by juveniles increased by 200 per cent between 1953 and 1958. He said the charges included murder, robbery and dope addic- Ition. THE NATIONS YOUTH CHOOSE THEIR OWN OSCAR WINNERS Oil Pag* 3 ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday, a few thundershowers northwest portion late Tuesday, lowest tonight 55-62, highest Tuesday in 80s. MISSOURI — Mostly fair today. Not quite so warm south and central portions. Partly cloudy tonight. Warmer north portions. Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday. Maximum Saturday—10 Minimum Sunday—40 Maximum yesterday—OT Mtntmum this morning—M Mean temperature—fil.75 Sunset today—6:25 Sunrise tomorrow—S:3» Precipitation last 48 hour* (T i.m, to 7 a.m.)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to tbta d»t« —14.93 Csni triers vllie River Sfeg* — Jl.» up .4 Tills Diy A T <«»r Af« Uaxlmum yesterday—70 Minimum this morning—-flo Precipitation Jan. 1 to th* data -H.M

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