The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 3, 1955 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 139 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally News Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Rat-Tat-Tatim-BER An oak tree, 20 inches in diameter, is cut down by shells from a .30-caliber machine gun at Grayling, Mich. Demonstrating the weapon's fire pow- er are members of Michigan's National Guard on maneuvers at Grayling. Stennis Says Demos Got Ike's Foreign Policy Off Ground By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (A?) — Sen. Stennis (D-Miss) said today that Democrats in Congress ground." " 'resident Eisenhower "off the ground" toward a change in foreign policy which hasi Quari Weather Postpones Bendix Race Feature of Big Air Show Set For Tomorrow By VEEN HAUGLAND AP Aviation Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bendix Trophy event, highlight of the opening day at the National Aircraft Show here, was postponed today because of poor early morning weather conditions. Officials of the show said the rest of the opening day program might have to be canceled if the weather didn't improve. The early morning sky was overcast and the forecast called for occasional rain or drizzles during the day. The Bendix. a race of. six North American F100C Super Sabres 2,324.9 miles from George Air Force Base. Victorville. Calif., was rescheduled for tomorrow. The planes were expected easily to break the transcontinental speed record of three hours. 46 minutes 33 seconds, held by a Republic P84F Thunderstreak, a plane considerably slower than the FIDO. 3-Day Show Big crowds were expected for the opening day of the three-day show, which officials described as the greatest peacetime display of military aircraft ever assembled. The group exhibits occupied five huge hangars and extended on the airfield for a mile and a quarter. Benjamin T. F r a n k 1 1 n , the show's general manager, said it was the greatest display of air power ever assembled in one place in the history of aviation. Louis Inwood. Philadelphia's director of aviation, added that the TROUBLE SPOT — Newsmap above spots the Gaza Strip in Egypt where most of the recent flareups between Arabs and Israelis have taken place. Most of the activity was seined this week by a U.N. cease-fire. New Flareup Along Tense Gaza Strip Coolie Named in Probe Of India Airliner Crash Formosan Charged with Aiding In Mishap that Killed Red Envoys By DAVID J. ROADS HONG KONG (AP) — British police have issued a murder conspiracy charge against a Chinese now on Formosa — in connection with the crash of an airliner that carried eight Red Chinese officials to their death last April, Sixteen persons perished when the Air India liner plunged into the South China Sea April 11 while en route to the Asian-African conference at Bandung, Indonesia. and said he had worked s a coolie' said there was no suggestion of cleaning airliners stopping in Hong Kong Left May 18 British police in this crown colony announced last night the warrant had been issued and said the man sought had fled to the Chinese Nationalist island of Formosa. They said they had asked authorities there to return him to Hong Kong. Stopped At Hong Kong No other details were disclosed. | Three of the 19 persons on the The plane's last stop before it | plane—two Indian crewmen and an plunged into He left Hong Kong by air for Formosa May 18, officers added. Aboard the crashed plane were eight members of Red China's delegation to the Bandung conference. Kong. Immediately following the crash, Red China charged that "secret agents" of the United States and Nationalist China had sabotaged the plane In an attempt CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — An; to assassinate Red Chinese Pre.,.., n i; ,,™ n ,!/*n™<> aH^L-oH mier Chou En-lai and other Com- Israeli armored force attacked an Egyptian post in the northern area of the Gaza Strip today, an official Egyptian spokesman said. He claimed and "utter nonsense." 22 Israelis were b el i e v e d! ™ s ,ff Red chma of killed and many others wound- j ed, with no casualties report- the sea was Hong! Air India ground engineer travcl- 1 ing as a passenger—survived. At the time of the crash the' Red Chinese radio also charged the "plane disaster" was "the result of long indulgence by the British authorities in Hong Kong of the criminal activities of U. S.- Chiang Kai-shek agents." It assert- ed among Egyptians. The spokesman said the Israeli attack was led by four armored hall-! tracks-carriers having wheels in front and caterpillar tracks in the rear. The spokesman said two of the vehicles were destroyed. He said the Israeli force also at- j tacked the refugee camp .of Al- munist Chinese delegates to the Asian-African meeting. The United States rejected the charge, terming it "ridiculous" Britain ac- seeking to make political propaganda out of the crash without Waiting for- a proper investigation. Police identified the man named in the warrant as Chow Tse-ming possible sabotage and that "appropriate precautions" were taken to prevent molestation of the passengers at the airport. On May 27 the Hong Kong government announced that an Indonesian inquiry committee had "established that an explosion in the wing" of the airliner "was due to sabotage." The investigation was carried out by Indonesia because the plane crashed off Sarawak, Borneo, not far from Indonesia. The statement said it seemed "probable" that the explosive device employed was placed in the aircraft at Hong Kong." The three survivors had reported the crash was preceded by a ed that Hong Kong officials had | "muffled explosion." They said the failed to heed warnings that an attempt might be made to sabotage the plane here. The Hong Kong government said it had been informed by the Red Chinese that trouble might be made by Chinese Nationalist sym- explosion came from "an extraneous source wholly unconnected with the structure of the aircraft." Hong Kong police began an immediate investigation of the crash and a reward of 100,000 Hong Kong dollars (817,600) was offered for pathizers when the plane stopped I the arrest of any persons respon- here. The government statement' sible. Gen. the air and on the les Speaks At a presnow dinner for foreign i air attapijes last, night,. Air Force Me Arthur Says He Saved Hirokito from Trial No Longer Prevailed The unofficial cease-fire which had kept things calm Thursday and yesterday no longer prevailed. got President brought face-to-face discussion with Russia of international problems. Stennis, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, took exception to aenaie. secreta^'DonaTd~A"QueriesTe~-!" First word that violence was again Republican Policy Committee charges that Democrats had supported Eisenhower's foreign! clared t £ at W eapons'have become! erupting today on the Gaza front- policies "because tllCV simply did llbl dare to do Otherwise." I so powerful that it would he sul-!«r after a two-day lull cae from "I think it is clear," Stennis said ' !..... • . *— in an interview, "that Sen. Georpe (D-Gai and others- got the President off the ground in the international area, 1 ' George, chairman of the Senaic Foreign Relations Commniee, was an early, prominent advocate to a top-level big power meeting this year. The chiois of st:;te subsequently did meet :it Geneva. Stennis also look Issue with other points the GOP Policy Committee laid down yesterday in a blueprint lor next vt'iir's bat tit. 1 \vilh the Democrats for control of Con- Accused of Wrecking The 26-page compilation of sup- pest ed speech-m a kine mater ml. sent to Republican .'erui'.oi's, accused Democrats in Conuress of "wrecking Eisenhower'5 proposals on school, highway and atomic ship construction. It assailed what it termed former President Truman's refusal to admit Communist infiltration in government, lashed out at "bribery" in his administration and called his party's high-support farm program "suicidal." \Vhile the GOP committee called Congress' rebuff of the Eisenhower highway program "an excellent exnmple of Democratic wrecking." Stennis said he hadn't -seen any efforts to work out either highway or school consume lion legislation. The Mississippian said the administration had made "no serious effort to adapt it? plan to the highway problem at the state level." And, he added, Congress wasn't represented on the commission headed by Gen. Lucius Clay which drew up Eisenhower's road build- Ing plan to be financed through long term bonds. T!an Defeated The bond financing plan was de- iealed in both Senate and House last session. House Democrats also lost n move for a highway program with money to be raised through added taxes. Stennis said that "instead of obstruction, it was a case of Congress having to work out a practical bill without proper help and planning by the administration." He predicted the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass a highway bill next year. In its blueprint, the Republican committee called on party speakers to refute the contention that Elsenhower "would be better off with a Democratic Congress." And. while the document made no mention of whether Eisenhower will run again next year, it proceeded on the theory that the best wny to win back control of Congress is to urge all-out support foi his program. . . Tn tills connection, the committee said, without elaboration, that Senate Republicans "were 92.5 per cent - strong for the president's homefront program, Democrats only 45 per .cent." Congressional Democrats left State of Siege Bill Is Signed by Peron NEW YORK (AP) Gen. Douglas MacArthur says he personally saved Emperor Hirohito of Japan from trial and execution after his name was placed on the list of accused World The list was drawn up by "some countries other than the United States," MacArthur This footnote to history of the postwar days was made by the general yesterday, the 10th anniversary of Japan's'surrender. It came during a friendly meeting with Japanese For- .n-| man said Egyptian and Israeli forces | j Minister Namoru Shigemitsu, here on a four-day visit, in 'due? engaglnS ^ S Hirohito, MacArthur said, was* The Israeli spokesman said the i cide for any nation—or group' of : Jerusaime, where an Israeli spokes- nations—to use force against a: other nation. Quarle?' attentive audience eluded the air attaches of the U-S.S.R. and of two Communist satellite nations, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. "The world must know, in all certainty, that while we will never blow. i duel began after Egyptian outposts and Hirohito, ' to assume full responsibility j conduct in the' j " Both settlements are near Egyptian-held Gaza Strip. Both last strike ihe first blow, we will if night and the night before. Israeli struck most assuredly strike baik sources said. Egyptian infiltrators a decisive blow." Queries .said. [dynamited wells. But thai was the Queries said '.lie air ?how should' only violence before today's re- BUEXOS AIRES (AP) — Buenos Aires' 3-1 2 million residents were under n ".state of siege" today as President Juan IX Peron pressed his new drive to eliminate opposition to his i convince the visitors "there should i ported attacks. regime. I be no question about our ability j SI ' * Peron last nieht signed a bill putting the state of siege into effect. .It suspends constitutional guarantee? He quoted the emperor as saying ! at the time: "I wish to assume : full responsibility for every event connected with the prosecution of th n war. I assume responsibility for the actions of every military 1 commander and every statesman j of Japan. Whatever your judgment I is as to what my fatf may be. go | California Head to maintain our world position mi The two-day lull had followed; MacArthur said that when Hiro- air power." j nine days of violence in the area; m - lo '' s name appeared on the list. He added that the weapons to in whiQh the estimated casualties; ^ e violently protested " ~ J — be displsyeri and riemor.strated are ranged as high as 61 dead and 91 " " permitting the govern- so powerful that, regardless of the wounded. ment to hold indefinitely i victor, mankind would be the loser- Israel announced Thursday it "and my protests we're .heeded in Vv'ashing- ' ton and finally everywhere." Would Call for More Troops Labor Day Death Toll Rises Slowly By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths mounted slowly today although motorists were on the highways in heavy numbers celebrating summer's last holiday weekend. Twenty-seven traffic deaths had* — — been reported early today. No i rirownines had been reported, and j only two miscellaneous deaths, for ] idental deaths. Continues LOS AN 7 GELES '.fi — Southern I California's hottest heat wave con-; tinues today, in Ihe wake of 10 deaths, more than 100 cases of heat and sent it to the president for his signature. Ii applies only to Buenos Aires, the capital. The ent ire country already Is under a "state of internal war," prospi achieving' a stable and lasting world peace." Cites Growth Quarles noted "astonishing strides" by the Soviet Union prostrations and mounting losses; in poultry and agriculture. j And the Weather Bureau pre- j i diets more sizzling heat today and! Eomoi TOW. A high of 104 was forecast here today. "no device untried In their efforts to undercut the President's domestic program and embnrnss him personally," U declared. applied in September, 1951, alter I Improving "its technical position in an abortive revolt. The state of; recent years in aeronautics, elec- internal war gives the same pow- tronics and atomic sciences. Thus, ers to the government, but it is an emergency act. The state of siege is a constitutional measure. Mi-cllngs Outlawed | conferences at Geneva. A set of rules for conduct under! The newly-appointed Air Force the state of siege included a ban' chief said that of nil the events at Yesterday the mercury boiled up: on "unauthorized meetings or dem-l the Geneva conference. President to 108 in Los Anecles. It hit 110! oastrations in public streets and: Eisenhower's dramatic plan for the day before—an all-time high. I those realized behind closed doors I the exchange of military blueprints Wednesday the maximum was 101.! when they are for purposes other! and facilities for mutual air recon- Scorchln'g temperatures have in-[than cultural, social, commercial) naissance was the most ^ dramatic tensiiieci several damacing fires. [ or sports. One of them yesterday cost the! Also prohibited was "printing. Traffic Case is Appealed The case of Fontain •ssitated an additional million m jd n jght Monday. , troops successfully to carry out the j occupation of Japan. 1 ' I The general described Climb Rapidly Accidental death reports usually Teachers Meet In C'vllle build up slowly and climb rapidly i storv CARUTHERSVILLE— Dr. Bascom Hirohito »•, 'the man who contributed thej during ihe late hours of the holiday , most to the happy results which period. .! S"the main speaker at the Pern- In an Associated Press survey . .^ ^^ ^^ moeting for director of the graduata jt Memphis State College, came after the signing of the peace Hollis.! treaty." 1 said, mutual respect of each; oharged with driving while under j He said, however. that Hirohito's Cri I * - • • iiscot Countr teachers' meeting for for a nonhohday weekend o, sin ,. instructors at the Rodg- lar length. Aug. 19-22, 38o tiaffic _ other's strength was surely in the; the"infiuerice"oF'intoxlca;lnc~ liquor, j part "has never been adequately deaths were reported. Deaths from ; background of the recent summit was appealed to Circuit Court this or fairly portrayed." One of those all types o£ accidents totaled 537 ! • - ----- - - at MacArthur's Waldorf Th e toll for the three-day I9a4 general public has so much sound rheatre here Thursda y. He said that he's amazed the morning. This was Hollis' second i present imilar charge within Bond was set at S250. The case of Lyle .Sawyer, Lepanto, charged with window peeping, was continued to Oct. 3. lives of five persons and injured 11 others at La Habra, 22 miles southeast of here. The day before a fire at San Dimas. 25 miles east, destroyed 12 homes and damaged scares of others. 10 Arc Dead Five deaths were directly attributed to the heat on Thursday and five more yesterday. Several elderly persons who collapsed from heat prostration were in critical or serious condition. Losses in poultry and rabbits were so staggering that a Los Angeles County Farm Bureau official appealed to National Civil Defense Director Val Peterson to declare this a disaster area, permitting farmers to apply for disaster loans. It was estimated that scorching temperatures had killed three million dollars worth of chickens and rabbits. Damage to vegetable and fruit Ste HEAT WAVE on Page » Some to Close On Monday Most of the offices In the Mississippi County Court House, as well as Blytheville's two bunks will be closed Monday In observance of Labor Day. However the offices In City Hail, Including the police and fire department*, will remain open. distribution, divulging or possessing publications of subversive nature." Peron said his government will impose order at all costs and Flora May Jones was fined S50, and costs after she pleaded guilty i souri. The "and certainly to us in the United, M a chargl , of assault w ith a deiui . States Air Force the most signin- ly weapon | time also foreign minister. J. W. Woods forfeited a S10 bond I Yesterday. Shigemitsu, linked l a charge of speeding. j arms companionably with his con- Thomas L. Jefferson forfeited j queror of 10 years ago. cant.' 1 Quarles said that for the first time in 10 years there has. as a| ^ result, been opened an avenue of j bond, of S19.75 hope (or a workable plan for eas-!,i oe Williams forfeited warned his foes they are "in dan-1 ing tensions and pointing toward: bond on a charge of failure ger of drowning themselves." j a stable peace, * ' yield the right of way. They shook hands and smiled a similar each other. for speedine and the gen- LaD0 r Day weekend was 539 from ! confidence in teachers and the pub- inference all accidents, including 364 in i lie school system and yet doesn t ; want to support it financially. > Story said more money is spent Day weekend was 652 ^ in; annua jiy on alcohol and tobacco sm-ren'deT'wIT'sVnedh". also*/high fw the PW^'VYsimiHr''^^''/^ vfof'the' r s ±"<™ at that The greatest three-day hohday' A s.mtla, , e. I accident death toll was 8Cb for the Independence Day holiday period this year. Unusual efforts are being made to control traffic and cut down month, I Towers suite recounted i eral's words after the col with Shigemitsu broke up. | traffic. Ten years ago yesterday, Mac-| The record high for a three-day Arthur'accepted Japan's surrender) J' 0aJ ° 01ThJ f t>p<< * ^JJ t , hl ,,\. rar " wa , on the deck of the battleship Mis- Ike Gets Photo of Zhukov's Family to| "Glad to see you. It has been a long time. Glad to see you," said MacArthur. Should Be Released By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER, l/P!—Remember those wedding gifts President Eisenhower sent to Soviet Marshal Georgi Zhukov's daughter? Well, the President now has a thank you note from Zhukov and a color photograph of the marshal and his family. And that, said the White House in telling about it, ought to be a "pretty good rebuttal" of published reports that the Russians perpetrated a whopping hoax on Eisen- Gcncvn Big Four hqwer at the conference. The reports were thnt Zhukov— he and Eisenhower got to be good friends after World -War II—not only had no just-married daughter but apparently no daughter at all. Two Daughters The 10 by 12 .Inch handsomely framed photograph which Zhukov, (he Soviet defense minister, sent to the President shows two daughters, both appearing to be In their and Sasha, about 6, the marshal'* early twenties. And in the accompanying note the marshal points out one of them, blonde Ella, as the girl who was married in July. The picture, received by the President a few days ago through diplomatic channels, does not show Ella's new husband. But Zhukov's note, the White House said, names the bridegroom as Kliment Petrovich Voroshllov. The new son-in-law's name Is the same as that of the president of the Soviet Union. But James C. Hngerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, said he had no information as to whether they are related. In addition to Ella the picture— taXen in an attractive but unidentified garden—shows the marshal's buxom wife, Alexandra Dlevna, and her beaming spouse. It is dated August, 1955. Started at Geneva Grouped around them are the two daughters—the other girl's name Is Era—Jourl Alexandrovlch Vasllevsky, who is Era's husband; granddaughter. Sasha's parents are Era and Jouri. The whole episode started during the preceding month at the summit conference in Geneva. Eisenhower' and Zhukov had not seen each other for nearly 10 years when they met at the opening session of the Big Pour. Also on hand for the reunion were Soviet Premier Nikolai Bul- ganln and Niklta Khrushchev, the Communist party boss. Khrushchev told Eisenhower that him again that the marshal passed up staying on In Moscow for the wedding of his daughter, Ella. That evening the President was host to Zhukov and other members of the Soviet delegation at dinner. It was there that Eisenhower gave Zhukov two wedding 1 gifts for the daughter—a portable radio and a pen Inscribed with Elsenhower's name. And It was a couple of weeks fee IKE on Faf> * The general told Shigemitsu, who as sentenced to seven years as war criminal, that he believes all military war criminals World War II now in prison should be released in custody of their own governments. He also said that he personally SM MacARTHtlR on Page 8 One-Third Flood Quota Reached The New England flood relief fund of the American Red Cross in Zhukov had been so eager to see chickasawba District has grown by $75 since the last report in Thursday's Courier News. Recent donations have brought Blytheville's fund total to ?311— 35.7 per cent of the district's $870 quota. Most recent donors to the fund are: $25—Fred Fleeman; $10—Mississippi County Lumber Co., Uzell S. Branson, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Farr, and Mr. and Mrs.' Phillip a. Hord; $5—E. H. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. E. 'J. Cure. traffic deaths this holiday: county's Negro teachers was. conducted at Washington High School here. Dr. Earl Dawson, acting president of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, told the Negro instruc- In Michigan, 450 National j tors that teachers should be !n- Quardsmen have been called to i spired to better their education so help state police control traffic at i they can help their pupils more, danger points Eight airplanes and! Oarleton Pulbright, Cape Glrar- two helicopters also will be used, j deau, state supervisor of Southeast In the Chicago area, airplanes also i Missouri, spoke at both meetings in were being used to spot traffic j favor of passage of Missouri Ref- jams and radio reports to police j erendums One and Two in next in squad cars. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy with slowly rising temperature this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Monday partly cloudy and mild. High today mid to high 80s; low tonight low to mid 50s. MISSOURI: Fair east, partly cloudy west this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; little temperature change; low tonight 50s east to 55-55 west; high Sunday In 80s. Mnxlmum yeslortlfiy—84. Minimum this morning—33. Sunrise tomorrow—5:35. Sunset tpdny—6:24. Meim temperature—68.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jnn. I to clnte—38.17. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—64. Minimum this morning—62, Precipitation January 1 to dat« — month's state election. He said passage would result in more money for school purposes. Paul Archibald, superintendent of Hayward-Concord school district, was elected president of the county teachers' association during the afternoon session of the Rodgers* meeting. Thomas Mock, Caruthersville, was elected first vice president. The Negroes elected delegates to the Nov. 2-4 state teachers' meeting in St. Louis. They elected Flossy* Young, Haytl, classroom teacher, and Elmore Nelson, Hayti, Central High School principal. Other speakers at the white session included State Sen. J. P. Patterson, Caruthersvllle; H. L. Strunk, director of field services for Southeast Missouri State College, Capi Girardeau, and Floyd Hamlett, county school superintendent. Alonzo Rcdmon, JefTerson City, superintendent of Missouri Negro schools, also spoke at the Negro meeting.

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