The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 2, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 136 Blytheville Courier Blythevtlle Daily Newf Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Israel Okays Gaza Strip Cease-Fire Tense Frontier Quiet After Agreement JERUSALEM (AP) — Only one minor incident was reported along the tense Egyptian •Israeli frontier last night after Israel announced conditional aceptance of an appeal to end fighting. An Israeli military spokesman at Tel Aviv said Egyptian infiltrators blew up a well shortly before midnight near Yad Mordechai, an Israeli settlement northeast of the Egyptian-held Gar Strip. It was in the Yad Mordechai area that Israel yesterday claimed two Egyptian jet fighters were shot down by Israeli planes. Israel last night announced acceptance of a U.N.-proposed cease- fire. , provided "all attacks by Egyptians In whatever form will cease." Ordered Observance A spokesman for Egypt's Palestine Department said in Cairo that Egypt has not relied to the bid- But he announced that Egyptian troops have been ordered to observe a cease-fire. Pointing out that Egypt agreed Tuesday to the cease-fire proposal by Canadian Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, chief of the TJ. N. Truce Supervisor}' Commission, the spokesman said he did not know if It was necessary for the Cairo government to send a new reply. The spokesman disclosed that Burns arrived in Gaza this morning for a first hand investigation of the Israeli attack on Khan Yu- nlx. a rail center in the strip. The UnlUd States and Britain had strongly backed the U. N. truce supervisor's peace appeal. The Israeli announcement came as estimates of casualties in thej past nine days of ficluinp in ihe [ of T5.000 nonoperating employes of Three" payouts will be available. Gaza area reached as high as Gljthe Pennsylvania Railroad. Presi- Like Chrysler and the other bigj killed and 9! wounded. The toll j dent Eisenhower yesterday set up j com panies, American Motors of-j TEACHBRS GET TOGETHER — Supt. W. B. Nicholson, Mrs. Dorothy C. Crowley and Dr. J. E. Windrow are pictured as they appeared at a meeting of teachers in the Blytheville district yesterday. Dr. Windrow is director of public services at George Peabody College, Nashville. He spoke to the teachers on the value of public relations programming. Mrs Crowley is his assistant. (Courier News Photo) One Strike Settled, Another Postponed: American. Motors, UAW Agree on New Contract U.S. Probes Mississippi Vote Charge Negro Rights Said Violated In Election WASHINGTON (AP) — Atty. Gen. Brownell promises to take "immediate and vigorous action" if he finds that Negro rights were violated in Mississippi's Democratic primary elections last month. But two Mississippi leaders have indicated they don't think anything wrong will be found. Brownell disclosed late yesterday FBI agents are already conducting an investigation. "Reports indicate," he said, "that in some counties Negroes were refused ballots when they allegedly failed to answer correctly .several irrelevant and frequently illegal questions. ''In other counties the indications are thai ballots cast by Negroes were apparently not counted and that Negroes were kept from the polls by threats and intimi- daiion." Denies Violations Torn Tubb, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee, which conducted the elections, said Brownell "has a perfect right to investigate. Not that he'll find anything, though." And Atty. Gen. J. P. Coleman, who won the Democratic nomination I'or governor, said he knew of BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One big strike was settled quickly today and another, scheduled for midnight tonight and affecting 35.000 workers, was postponed. The CIO United Auto Workers and the American Motors Corp., maker of Nash and Hud•s. reached an agreement just about eight hours after a strike of 24,00 employes began. son cars, In New York the CIO Transport will be ai Workers Union postponed Us strike! more than ii!ab!e Sept. 15, 1957, a year after the "Big soared when Israeli troops in halftracks blew up an Egyptian mm "tary headquarters at Khan Yunis in the Egyptian-held Gaza region Wednesday night. Punishment and Warning Israel described the raid n, s punishment (or previous Egyptian an emergency »;S£SrH ; ± = ^.ss^s ticn for GO days. The union wants hieher wages and - shorter hours. American Motors thus became the I'irst of the so-called ''Little Three" of .settle wiili the auto industry to CIO on the "Big attacks and a warning against future hoj-Millies, The Voice of Israel radio .said 40 Egyptians were killed and 40 wounded at Khan Yunis. It said the attackers "could easily have occupied the entire Gaza Strip." Egypt reported 10 of her men killed and 12 injured, \vhile private; ypnr of the three-yea: contract. informants put the Egyptian Souses; include? a wacc hike of 6 to at 17 dead and JO wounded. An Israeli spokesman said one a Hacker was killed and eight wounded. The stepped-up violence in the Gaza area, n 6-by-3G-imie strip of Three" contract pattern. Layoff Plan The ssreement included a layoff plsn. wacp increases and other beliefius the union termed a 14- ccnt-an-hotir package for the firs! It 60 to 65 per cent of regular take-; home pay for up to 26 weeks of! idleness. Studcbaker On Strike j Tiie UAW ha.s noi settled with j the other "Little Three" companies:! —Sludebaker-Fackard Corp. and; Kaiper Motors Corp. Studebaker's j 9.000 employes struck yesterday, I refusing: to extend a contract thai \ expired Wednesday night. New Band Uniforms Delayed Blytheville High School's 100- piece marching band won't get to i show off Us brand new uniforms at ] no violation of anybody's rights in connection with Mississippi primaries. My services attorney general will be used to State of Siege Supports Peron's Fight with Foes Power to Annihilate Enemies Is Granted by Senate's Action By BRUCE HENDERSON BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Congressional approval of a "state of siege" for Buenos Aires today bulwarked President Juan Peron's new drive to crush his opposition. The all-Peronista Senate unanimously okayed the bill last night after the Peron-dominated lower house voted it through 109-12 in compliance with Peron's demand for emergency powers to "annihilate" his foes. Peron was expected to affix his * signature today, transforming into' law the measure affecting the capital's 3 !••> million citizens. The whole country was placed under a state of siege for 13 days after the unsuccessful navy revolt against the government June ' 16. The new restrictions applied only to Buenos Aires, however. Psychological It appeared the chief effect of the measure would be psychological since Peron already had the special powers under internal country 'state of war" clamped on the in September 1951 after military men staegd another abortive revolt. Both "states" suspend constitutional guarantees to permit the government to hold anyone indefinitely without trial and deny them the right to win freedom under habeas corpus proceedings. However, the state of siege is a constitutional measure, .while the state of internal war was an emergency act ago for the adopted three years first time in Argen- the limit in vindication of Mississippi's good name." Coleman won the nomination for governor, equivalent to election in the southern state, in a runoff primary contest Aug. 23. More than 360,000 votes were cast for him and his opponent Paul Johnson. It is not known Mississippi's 22,000 registered Negro voters voted in the Aug. 23 runoff or in the original primary a month ago. Many Complaints Brownel! said he has received] ... ____ many complaints that "registered uty Santiago Carlos Fassi charged and "qualified" Negroes were de-j that Peron's speech tina's history. Provoked Uproar As the House of Deputies rammed through the bill, Aogel Enrique' Peralta, who represents the powerful pro-Peron General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in the House, said the state of siege how many of j would last "as long as necessary— " "" ' until we eliminate tl ie last danger of troublemakers." government proposal pro- May Not Run But... Eisenhower Likely To Play Active Role In 1956 Campaign By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower was pictured today as most likekly to play an active role in the 1956 presidential campaign whether he runs for re-election or not. Eisenhower aides said privately* he is determined to try to guide the Republican party along the "dynamic conservatism" lines he has said it must follow to remain in power. The President's deep interest in the party's future was pointed up yesterday in the Summer White House announcement that he will confer here Sept. 10 with the Re-1 publican chairmen from all 48 states. Will Ask Him To Rim They will be accompanied from an earlier Washington meeting by Leonard W. Hall, GOP national chairman. And it is being taken almost for granted that the party The - - — voked an"upro'a'r from the 12 Rad-i leaders will "appeal to the President ical party members, the only oppo-1 to bid for a second term, sitlon in" the House. Radical.Dep- ... Presidential associates here said " Eisenhower is as intensely inter- ted in trying to help the Repub- " Con- the de-|th' a t Peron's speech proclaiming . _ nied the right to vote in both con-1 reprisals against his opponents the i Means recapture control of tests . i night before had been designed to) gress next year as hejsm keeping If his Investigation "discloses | "incite to crime and destruction," - " • """ ft hat any citizen has been deprived j bu t he was drowned out by Peron- •t his" constitutional r i g h t s," | jsta deputies chanting "Peron, "immediate I peron!" ill follow." j. OllH-r developments on the labor j today that the company making the j 'ul : front included: 'uniforms will not complete themj'hr« cents .111 hour, plu.s additions! 6- cp-l'i'. n : .>.^es to be given in 1956 r,nd 1557. The UAW previously had estimated the value of the Ford. General Motors and Chrysler package land, came after negotiations be-1 settlements at more than "0 cents tween Egypt and Israel on easing! an hour "he first year. The Amer- tension broke down Aug. 24. i jean Motors settlement also tilt- Clnshes or raids acro. e ^ the borc'^r have occurred daily since then. fered in the timing of ihe stan CHICAGO — International Har- vepipr Co. and the UAW are necci- Tiafina lor a new cent raft. About 40,000 employe? are involved in 18 plants in.6 .states. BALTIMORE—The AFL Interna- tiona 1 A^sij. of Machinists .struck against six Benriix radio plants. The union seeks a pay raise and "juniority and better all-around working conditions," About 3,000 Sept. 9 Osceola-Blytheville came Rt Haley Field Stadium. Brownell declared, Clyde Kapp, chairman of the and vigorous action Band Parents Club, was informed I Civil rights laws make it unlaw- ' fill to conspire "to injure, oppress, •eaten or intimidate any citizen j in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution and laws of tiie United States." Thev also guarantee that an in- Sol Prank Uniforms Inc., of San ; dividi ; al shall not be deprived by official action of such basic rights as those of liberty and property, due process of law and equal protection under law. Brownell said it also must be j before Sept. 12. Currently, an sfi.QOO campaign to pay lor the uniforms is being concluded. of the layoff pay plan. The benefits! employes are involved. Russia Fears US Armament Check Plan Aimed at Spying UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Britain has taken steps to calm Russian fears that the West plans to use proposed disarmament inspection teams for spying. Tiiis was learned in diplomatic quarters as the U. N. Disarmament subcommittee members took a breather today after a week of closed talks. The subcommittee will resume work Tuesday. Informed sources said the Brit-fr.-- -—— ish have made it clear any control organ set up will be strictly that and not a spy nest. The Russians reportedly seem to feel that the reason the West wants a control organ with wide powers is to set up a spy organization Antonio informed Kapp that "all of the uniforms are in work and are protrressing nicely. However, v;e do not want to rnsh these uniforms and sacrifice quality . . . We will try to make shipment by 12th of Sept. Cotton Group Postpones Meeting i in order they may be used in Blytheville's first Big Eight game. which comes off at Haley Field on Sept. 16 when North Little Rock comes to town. By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent PORTAGEVILLE—A meeting to the | determined first whether the fad- i orean ize a naitonal cotton produ- eral government has jurisdiction j ce ;r s . organization — the American • Constitution ! Co tton Producer Associates—has lecause j keen postponed to around Sept. 15 •e con- -•--'- -tests for federal offices. the White House in GOP hands- ardless of whether he is the Kapp said he is writing another: in the case under the Constitt plea that every effort be made'That question comes up bee to ship the uniforms by Sept. 10; ths primaries did not involve the Soviet Union. Anthony Nutting, Caruthersville Fair Queens Set For Swim Suit Event on Sunday CARUTHERSVILLE. — . Ten Southeast Missouri towns will British minister of state was known to have be represented by 27 young ladies offered assurances to the Russians, He reportedly said that in the early "Miss 1955 American Legion Fair," stages it would not go into atomic installations. Must Satisfy Self He also insisted that the control organ, in which the great powers would have a hand, must satisfy itself at each stage that it can handle the next stage before it in 'he beauty contest to name moves on. This means, was learned, that confidence would be built up by stages as the control organ gained experience in ite work. The Russians finished the first week still silent on President Eisenhower's plan for an exchange of military blueprints and aerial inspections. Area's Milk Prices on Rise Price of milk In the midsouth nren hns advanced this week. Milk delivered to the homes in Blythevlllc has been selling for 23 cents per quart. Now It costs 34 and 25 cents . . Retailers explained their price from the wholesalers has gone up. The dairies and wholesalers point out that they are paying the far- mera 46 cent* mot* per hundredweight ol mi*. Norman Shaln, director of the contest, said today. The queen will be selected before the fair opens and will reign over the event to be held Oct. 5-9. In a preliminary showing, most of the entrants will be presented in a "swim suit revue" Sunday during the speed boat racing program to be held by the Triangle Boat club on the Mississippi River three miles east of Hayti. The races will begin at 2 p.m. with the revue to take place at 3:00. The girls meet at ruthersville and be taken to the race site in a motor cruiser. Contest entrants taking part will be from Portageviile, Holland, Maiden, Kennctt, Warden, Caruthersville and Hayti. Special guest at the revue will be Miss Betty Sue Ellis of Carnthersville, queen of the 1954 fair. Queen of the fair will be chosen this month by nn out-of-state panel of Judges who will make their selections from photos submitted by the girls. Winner will receive $100 nnd all other entrants will be given gifts. Entrants are: Nancy Miles Williams, Muriel Johnson, Judy Ynrbrough, Jo Ann Boll, Alma Jo Curtis, Libby Chrls- tlnn. Wendell Lee Smith, Carole Jane Hill, Annette Noble. Berenice (Bun- niet VanAusdall. Bonita Mitchell. Trellis Mercer. Peggy Sue Rushing. Evelyn Klinkhardt, Shirley Ann Fox, Carol Rhea Thrower, Mary Jo Hampton. Juanita French, Wanda May Samford. Willie Vaughn, Mary Nell McCulloch. Henrietta Suddarth. Barbara Ann Lllsk, Barbara Barham, Jan Davis, Joyce Atwill, Glenda Malone. Retail Sales In Area Up ST. LOUIS m—Sales at department stores in the Eighth Federal Reserve District last week averaged 13 per cent, higher than for the comparable period last year. The gains ranged from 14 per cent in the St. Louis area to 10 per cent in eighth smaller cities of the district. Sales were up II per cent -in Little Rock. Ark., and Memphis, Tenn., and 12 per cent at Louisville, Ky. 'For the four weeks that ended Saturday, district sales were 10 per cent over the comparable period in 1954. Bond Forfeited Jesse Slewart forfeited a $5 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of running > red traffic light. Forgery, Uttering Charge Is Filed Forgery and uttering charges were filed in Circuit Clerk's office Integration By 1956 Asked At Walnut Ridge WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. tft— Integration by 1956 has ^ asked in a petition to the School Board of this northeast Arkansas town. and will be held in Memphis, according to Hilton Bracey. vice president and executive director of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association here. The meeting had been originally minimum, set for this weekend but, was delayed because of minor technicalities of setting up the association's charter under Tennessee laws. Headquarters of the group will be in Memphis. ^ candidate. j Rep. Richard Simpson of Penn-| sylvania, chairman of the House! Republican Congressional Cam- 1 paign Committee, plans to attend! the" Denver meeiing. There is an outside possibility Eisenhower will give the state. leaders a clue to his plans. But! the general expectation is that he will wait until next spring before announcing whether he will run. To Improve Technique James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said the Denver conference and the earier Washington session were being arranged to improve GOP campaign techniques, stimulate organizational activity and broaden political action to create greater enthusiasm among party workers. Meanwhile, the vacationing President continued to take it easy— with official business kept to a The organization will be set up initially to incorporate five states' cotton producers' associations. The five states will be Missouri. Arkan- Mississippi and .led that two other Last evening he enjoyed getting together at a downtown hotel with a aroup of men with whom he frequently plays golf at the Augusta National Club in Georgia. He | stayed overnight in the hotel s WILL VISIT—Howard J. Wisehaupt, nationally famous business analyst, will be in Blytheville the week of Nov. 28 to conduct a three-day Courtesy Clinic. In 28 years of lecturing, Wisehaupt has talked in more than 600 ciie.s throughout the Western Hemisphere. Hayti Man New ASC Chairman CARUTHERSVILLE — Charles W. Reed, Jr., of Hayti, has been elected Pemiscot County chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, He was elected, along with other county officers, by the township chairmen. Other officers are Douglas Riddick. Portageviile, vice chairman; Lawrence Little, Steele, regular member; H. P. Till, Warden, first alternate, and Charles Albert Paris, Braggadocio, second alternate. Presidential Suite instead of returning to the home of his mother- in-law Mrs. John S. Doud. The group planned to golf today at Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club, and to stay on here as the, '°n, President's guests over the Labor Holiday Traffic Rush Is On Gordien was charged with forgery of a S20 check on First National Bank on April 19. A second ! charge of uttering was also filed j against Gordien for endorsing the check over to the Blytheville Curb Market. Gordien, who was arrested Aug. 30 by Deputy Sheriff Charley Short, is being held in Mississippi County jail. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Pair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday with slowly rising temperatures. High today mid to high 80s; low tonight upper 50s to low 60s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy northwest, generally fair elsewhere this afternoon and tonight; wsrmer west and north tonight; Saturday partly cloudy and warmer over most o( state; widely scattered thundershowers northwest tonight and northeast Saturday; low. tonight 50s southeast to the lower 60s northwest; high Saturday 80s northeast to 90 .southwest. Maximum yestcrclny—00. Minimum this mornint;—58. Sunrise tomorrow—5:34. Sunset todny—6:26. Monn temperature—74. Precipitation 24 hours 17 n.m. to 7 tt.m.)—none. Precipitation Jon. I to date—38.17. Thl! D»le I.MI Year Maximum yesterday—86. Minimum this mornnlg—61. Precipitation January 1 lo dal« — 17.U. schools without regard to race , states. North Carolina and South Day weekend. mlnr " i Carolina, have expressed interest in the organization. He said they will: .. .. probably join the group shortly j Donations Piling Up after it is formed. The corporation would be formed to promote and protect the interests of this country's cotton farmers. Five directors from each state ; sent to Wiley A. j Bluff. Ark., Negro j Branton, Pine , attorney &nd a member of the state Legal Redress Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Walnut Ridge's School Board last week voted to maintain segregation. J. L. Bland, president of the will be invited to attend the Memphis meeting. At that meeting, a national president and an execu- o. Lj. ULtulu, iJiiiaiucut <ji v">- •• Walnut Ridge School Board, and j live director, will be elected. Also Supt. A. W. Rainwater were not | to be elected is a vice president available for comment. Advisers Named TOKYO (Jl—Defense chief Singe- masa Sunada today named 11 men who played a major role in Japan's Pacific war to a new and tentative military advisory camp. He said the five former generals and six ex-admirals would advise him personally, but he might ask the Diet to give the group official status later. 'But Who Wants To Live?' CARUTHERSVILLE — A Missouri Highway Patrolman recently stopped a speeding motorist who had his car going 90 miles per hour. On the rear bumper (if the nu- tomobile were two signs which ie»d, "Slow down and live." from each state. NEW YORK !,fl — The Office of Civil Defense of New York City has asked that food and clothing donations for flood-stricken areas be temporarily suspended because CD storage facilities now are taxed to the limit. The CD office | says the Salvation Army will con-! nonholiday period, of 78 hours sur- CHICAGO tf) — Summer's last weekend lured motoring millions to the highways today. Other millions traveled by train, airplane, bus and excursion steamer for outings over the three-day Labor Day holiday. The National Safety Council estimated that 40 million cars will be on the move sometime over the holidays. And, it estimated, 400 will be killed in traffic accidents between 6 p.m. tonight and midnight of Labor Day. Such a toll would be 15 more than were killed in a comparable tinue to receive its centers. contributions at I veyed by The 1 Aug. 19-22. Associated Press Heat Wave in California; 4 Dead LOS ANGELES (*l — Southern Californians braced themselves for another scorcher today in the wake of yesterday's record high temperatures which were blamed for four deaths and 57 cases of heat prostration. The mercury zoomed to 110 degrees In Los Angeles, cracking a 64-year-old mark by one degree. Nenrby Tujunga recorded a sizzling ,120. And on the nprmally torrid Mojave Desert it was a comparatively cool 90 to 103. More heat was forecast today, with a high of 108 expected for downtown Los Angeles. Homes Burned Searing winds tanned a brush fire In San Dlmas, 25 miles east of here, which engulfed 18 homes and blackened 300 »crcs. Farmers In Interior valley* re- ported that tens of thousands of chickens had succumbed to the heat, 12,000 at one ranch in suburban Bellflower. Commercial flower crops also were damaged. Several downtown offices closed yesterday afternoon. San Diego County authorities said the 104-degree heat there was a major disaster to the multimillion-dollar poultry industry. A farm bureau director. Warren Hooper, estimated that nearly 6,000 chickens and turkeys dropped dead in their pens. Several persons were treated in Santa Monica for burns on the soles of their feet, received as they raced across the oven-hot beach sft"nds to the water. Tar BoUf At neighboring Torrance,. city construction projects wer« halted when concrete set before it could be poured and tar boiled in the streets. Los Angeles consumed a record amount of , water yesterday—692 million gallons. Officials said there was a plentiful supply for the area. Dozens of autos stalled on freeways, their engines vapor-locked. Minor traffic snarls resulted. Hundreds of people spent last night and the night before In parks and on the beaches. Temperatures remained In the 9"s and high 80s at night. Authorities attributed four deivthi to the heat yesterday, second day of the hot spell. Victims were Clifford Hollls Ince, 46, Qlendale; Mrs. Juared Petra, 57, Highland Park; Charles Harris 45, Los Angeles; ami Mrs. Emm* Gate, IT, lot Angeles.

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