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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 140 Blylheville Courier Blytheville Daily Ne\ Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS SUDDEN BLAZE HITS CAft — Fireman Roy Moore was the first man on hand with a hose this morning when this 1955 Chevrolet was heavily damaged by fire. The car. which belongs to H. 1. Cook, Negro of 829 Shivers, caught fire while a Sullivan-Nelson mechanic welded an axle housing. Fire Chief Roy Head slated. The mechanic, w. C. Morris, received medical attention for burns. (Courier Xews Photo) Federal Civilian Payroll Up S168 Million Report Shows Wor/cmgmen. Saluted As All of America Observes Labor Day WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and labor leaders saluted the workingman as millions of Americans today enjoyed their final, Labor Day fling at summer vacationing. President Eisenhower said Labor %• J£ if Holiday Death Toll Expected To Set Record Day is set aside "io salute the men and Women who with their heads .hands and hearts produce the wealth of the nation." "In honoring the nation's workers today," the President said in a special message from his Den- : ver, Colo., vacation headquarters, "we reaffirm our devotion to the nation itself—which over the years, and decades, American workmen have built.'' Eisenhower's secretary of labor; James P. Mitchell, announced thai the nation set an employment record again in August when some 65*2 million Americans, had jobs. August thus became the third straight month to register a new employment peak. Waste of Skills In . another Eisenhower message which Mitchell released yesterday, the President declared discrimination, sgainst hiring older workers must be ended. Denying workers jobs "merely because they happen to be over 45 years of age," he .said, causes "a waste of valuable skills and talents." AFL President George Meany and CIO President Walter Reuther, j in their statements for the three- day holiday, predicted that the ssheduled merger this Decem: Ike, Nixon Discuss Security Problems Israel-Egyptian Violence Is Expected to Be Aired By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH 416 Already Dead; 310 Are Killed On the Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's Labor Day weekend traffic death toll reached the 310 mark far ahead of schedule today, and a safety expert predicted a grim new highway slaughter record. The count at 10 a.m. (CSTJ stood: Dead in traffic 310. Drowned 51. Other mishaps 55. Over-all total 416. The holiday accident death survey began at G p.m. (local time) e \ Friday. It will cover the 78-hour DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower interrupts a holiday rest today for a top seer"! conference with Vice President Nixon on important national security problems — probably including the Israeli-Arab violence. The Labor Day meeting at the summer White House was pictured by Nixon himself as one which would deal with important security matters. j of their giant \ mean a siepup in union political WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal civilian payroll climbed 168 million dollars above ! activity the fiscal 1954 total to $9,621,000,000 in the year ended last June 30, a Senate-House commit- j ch f e f O f t ™ united Mine Workers Union said in a CBS-TV-radio in- that, "unless something .is tee reported today. The report, "by the Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures, \ also showed that the Eisenhower administration has leveled off federal employment after; making some cuts in its early months in office. Russians Release 3 U.S. Prisoners •f It said the number of civilian employes averaged 2,367.290 in iis- I cal 1955, just 487 under the average j of 2.367,777 listed for the previous ' year. A prcholiday estimate fay the National Safety Council was that 400 would be killed in auto accidents during the weekend- But today, Ned H. Dearborn, safety council president, said traf- ,- i fie deaths are virtually certain to is disturbing in the fu- exceed the 400 estimate and the former Labor Day weekend traf- But the vice president also told newsmen that his trip from Washington had no emergency aspect. In reply to questions about the reason for today's conference, Nixon said on his arrival here last night that it would deal with'the items on the agenda of a National Security Council meeting to be held in Washington on Thursday. Nixon will preside at tha tsession in the President's absence. •'It is customary not to disclose the items on. an NSC meeting agenda, but they (the Thursday session items > are matters which customarily come before the NSC," Nixon said. N T o Comment on Israel The vice president was asked specifically whether he and Eisenhower and the Security Council la- ter in the week, would discuss the j fresh outbreaks of Israeli-Arab violence in the Near East. Nixon, who will visit that area In November ,replied he was not at liberty to talk about specific matters to come up, but he added with respect to that 1 situation: "Everybody irt Washington is watching developments very closely and we are hoping that the pres-'l ent crisis will begin to iron out in j thr near future." i Reporters got the impression that .the troublesome situation in the Near East quite likely would j be touched on by Eisenhower and j Nixon. But there was no indication whatever it would be the foremost l topic at their conference. j The NSC is the government's top 1 policy making unit on this nation's # * security program. Anderson Too Nixon was accompanied from Washington by Dillon Anderson, the President's special assistant on national security affairs. Also along was Theodore Strei- bert. chief of the United States Information Agency, who will see Eisenhower after the meeting with Nixon. Streibert is making his monthly report to the President on the activities of his agency. In response to questions, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said he did not know whether—as one published report said—Streibert was , planning to advocate a new U. S. propaganda program to counteract Russia's done tha 1 . ture, the country can look forward to a continued period 01 reasonable prosperity." Strike Settled Appropriate to the occasion, a week-old strike of 20,000 Bendix BERLIN (AP) - However Sen. Byrd (D-Va>. (he! Aviation Corp. workers wa; committee chairman, said the pay- j tied last mght. It was roll and employment comparisons] See LABOR DAI on Page 12 between the two years were not entirely accurate because of some minor changes in reporting pro-! The Soviet Union today released three Uedures made by government S>>-- other Americans who spent years in captivity. They were turned over to U. S. Military Police here. The Army confirmed their irienti-.fr . — : tics as Wilfred C. Cumish. 39, of! Amosbury, Mass., private reported; missing in Vienna inure than seven; years ago; Murray Fields, 36. ofj Brookly from a ... . Germany in 1948; and Frederick! Charles Hopkins, a civ whom the U.S. Sta;e sfivs it has no information. Sent (o Hospitals ! LEACHVILLE - A 13-year-old The three men wore sent to the'^th died in Rodman's Clinic here A rim- hospital here for checkups. ; yesterday of gunshot wounds in the An Army f-pokesmar. ?;'.id al' pea red to be in miiiri health, that all three would be held in- communiciirio until it is decided what action io take against the two .soldiers, both of whom are lined as deserters. The Russians announced on Autr ago: Murray Fields, 36. o yn. N.Y., who disappeared!/.. Hlinfinfj a constabulary unit in West 1 1 11 I III/Hilly d Frederick! . . . ivilian about: /\ »- flfJOnf Department; " V-V.IWV-1II jlropical Storm Threatens Texas 'Gladys' Now Only TOO Miles Off Mexican Coast i ap- bU! s:oniarh saici to have been inflicted i;: n dove huntinc accident near ill !'('. Dead is Alien Baker, son of Mr. ;tnd Mrs. Joe B.iker of Leachville. He dieci short!'.' after his nrrival 20 truil they would rele.ise t-um;.;i and Fields'after thi: U.S. Einl)a.->v had determined from other return-, ees that they actually were in «p- livtty. The Russian.-. ai?o said they , would hand over Hopkins. i Four Wrecks > Are Reported j Four minoi accidents marreci the| weekend iraiiic picture in Blytht-. ville, • Shnnly .before 10 a.m. today at the j intersection of 2l'sL and ROM* Streets, j a car driven by Eugene Halter, Chi- j cago. 111., collided \viih a cur ciriv- i en by Robert Huston Farmer. Hu- i ion. Calif. • Both cars suffered minor (lam-; apj but both had been moved when j olncers arrived. | About noon Saturday near the : intersection ol Chickasavba and I 6th. a 1955 car side-swiped a HoJ j pickup truck. The car was driven j by Marsha Blackard, 104 E. Rose, j and the truck was driven by Billy Crump, Route 1. Luxora. The car's left front fender and front bumper and headlight was damaged while the truck was undamaged. Saturday evening at 5:30 at the intersection of 5th and Ash Streets a car, driven by James McCalough, Chicago, was stopped nt a rod traffic light when it was struck in the rear by a car driven by Robert Mitchell, Nettleton. Damage was limited to bumpers of both cars. Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Ash Streets and Hospital Alley, a car .owned by Woodrow Sanders, 2323 Marguerite, was involved in an accident with a car driven by J. B. Cunningham, 4115 Franklin. The Sanders vehicle left the accident before officers arrived ,and police have charged Sanders with leaving the scene of an accident. Hand That Feeds Him SAN FRANCISCO (/P) — A 500- pound Bengal tiger reached through the bars of his cage at the Ringling Bros, nnd Burnum & Bailey Circus yesterday and clawed a meat cutter for menagerie animals. Suffering from ft gnshed arm, Charles Red Oswald, 47, of Stmbury, Pa., WM l*ken to a hospital. Acforditis: to reports, you::;; Baker was killed by a blast [mm the 16 Etaupc shotgun of his hunting Cfjmpaniori, Johnny Jackson Jr.. 1 '^. ? 011 o I Mr. and Mrs. .5 ohnny J.ick.'-on Sr.. oJ near Leachville. The two lad? were hunting in a -nvbe.'iR licio on tne jackson farm two miles north of here yesterday shortly nfier noon, according to Deputy sheriff Floyd Burris. Detail.": o f the accident were not known entirely. Burris said. He >;iid the Jackson youih was so upset he could hardly talk. The youngster ran to his home to seek help after the accident. The Baker youth, who lived until arriving by ambulance at the clinic, was struck in the left side under the arm by the shotgun diarpp. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Leachville Daptist Church by the Rev. Harold While. Pallbearers include Hershel Johnson. Hollis Thurmond. Bernard Baladge, Johnny Swihart, Joe Wheeler and Dee Keith. Burial will be in Leachville Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. Other survivors include Maurice Baker, a brother, and one sister, Jo Ann. Cie.S. The payroll figure for fiscal 1955; reflected only a small par: of the' pay raises Congress voted for most of the government workers last June. These increases will have their full impact on payroll costs in fiscal 1956, the current year. $325 Million Annually The pay raises totaled about 3-5 million dollars annually for one million civil servants and about 170 million a year for hat a million postal employes. The remain- ine federal, employes are mostly industrial workers, generally paid! at hourly rate.'. Byrd said those were some of i hi' factors which made the fiHo-.l 1955 dollar payroll larger than for I be p IT ceding" year: "Numerous unpublicized wa^e ,, board raises" were siven federal i Labor Day holiday in the south mdm-:ri;il employes over the coun [Texas resort area, headed for t-v in the iris; vfir i Mexico with winds estimated at ''•-.\ 'o.hQ.imtM "q'ninimr in auto-^ 50 miles an nour at lhe Center. ' At the same time, Hurricane fie death record of 461 set in 1951. '"This will be the worst Labor Day weekend in history," Dearborn said. The traffic death rate of 120 a as averaged throughout, the Labor Day weekend so far, was well ahead of the year's average through July, which was 93 a day. In a comparable nonholiday test period, 6 p.m. Friday. Aug. 19, to midnight Monday, Aug. 22, traffic deaths totaled 385 ;drownings 67 ana miscellaneous accidental deaths' 85, for a total of 537. The record over-all toll of accident fatalities for a Labor Day- weekend is 658. set in 1951, the record for any three-day holiday is 805, set over the Independence Day weekend this year. Despite Cease-Fire: New Fighting Crackles Across Gaza Frontier I BROWNSVILLE. Tex, i-fi — The i Tropical storm, Gladys, ratling to| ward a point on the Mexican coast : less than 100 miles south of [ Rio Grande Valley with the threat of heavy rains from moisture 1 sucked up 'ov n( ? r swiriinc center : The stnrm. which had already i driven thousand? of vacationers i from Pncire Island and ruined ihe Frenchman s IS Bayou Store Hit by Fire I CAJRO Egypt (AP) — New firing crackled across the Gaaz Strip last night. Only a few ; hours before! Israel and Egypt had assured the U. N. Truce commission they would stand by their cease-fire agreements "but would shoot back if attacked. The Egyptians charged 20 Israeli troops invaded the Egyptian-held Gaza Strip at i:60 p.m. and began firing at midnight at Egyptian troops in Tabet Ei Assra. •The Egyptians returned the fire*- —— ~ ' killing four Israelis. Egypt's com-j munique said. It added there were no Egyptian casualties. There was no immediate comment from Israel on the charge. But the Egyptian communique said after Egypt informed the truce I commission of the Israeli penetra- I tion. the Israeli Foreign Office "de-1 j nied it had information regarding) 1 the reported troops." 1 r . T also charged that five is-1 Embassy were beaten by a crowd of rock throwing Japanese, Two U. S. Marines Attacked in Japan TOKYO (AP)—Two American Marine guards at the U. S. maf.c pay raises was granted dur-; ing the ve.ar for length of service ! F>°™ Prowled the distant Atlant- InVado" among civil service and 1 ic. so far from land she threatens ' only shipping at the present. May Get Stronger The bureau warned that Gladys may pick up strength as she sun-s over open water. f),,, ^i orm sent out n brood of , qua lls alone the Mexican: available this morning. Gulf Coast. Winds of: Mary Roberts who operates the store which is located on P™peu5 no?\al workers. • "There was an increasing num-> bcr of high-priced personnel * in- ; eluding 1 scientists, etc.) during the' year." The committee also reported: that U. S. civilian employment in j July totalled 2.384.49'-*. an increase; ot 204 over June. This was the' sixth monthly increase in succes-; sion and the longest sustained rise; since 1952, in the Truman adminis-i tration. ! The committee also said 318,074 j {Q ^ fect above normal. foreipn. nationals worked for U. S. i ^ne Weather Bureau said about 200 Fire of undetermined origin raz- i ed a grocery store and service sia- tion just south of Frenchman's' Bayou shortly before noon yesterday. The Mary Roberts General Merchandise Store and Texaco service station, two nn;es north of the Mis- sissippi-Crittenric-n County line and about, halloa-mile :.th.of Frenchman's Bayou on Highway 61 was burned to the ground by the blaze which apparently started about 11:30 a.m. No estimate of the damage was raeli tanks were reported on the Egyptian side of the frontier at j Sheik Moran. Appeal From U.N". The chief of the U. ,N. Truce the embassy police revealed today. The Marines said the Japanese ( L Flynn Jr. of Boston and Sgt. started it; the Japanese police saidj William C. Fedasko of New York, the Marines were at fault. An embassy spokesman said the Commission. Canadian Maj. Gen. < E.L.M. Burns, had appealed to the; I uvo nations to renew their cea^e-1 ; fire pledge after fightintr was re-j ; newed in the Gaza area Saturday.; | Egypt charged Israelis attacked j • two outposts on the Egyptian side. ' of the frontier and claimed the ; invaders suffered "numerous" casualties. | In its reply toBurns* appeal, Israel's letter said it look full responsibility for execution The incident, which happened Tuesday, was not revealed until i news queries today. The Marines were Cpl. William Parking Meter Vote in Hayti Marines gave this version A speeding Japanese taxi brushed them as they were walking home from their post, in civilian clothing 1 . The cab stopped and they argued with the driver. Other Japanese joined in and a fight staretd. The Marines ran for a nearby police box. Threw Stones The crowd followed and began throwing- stones. The police forced This was 5,03' and. Texa.« 30 to 40 miles an hour swept out ; some 350 miles to the northeast of, J^'"-'" ."^^h^"^^^!^^^^^",* th The' n area from Corpus Christ, I morn^o\o^r & home at Far- south braced for tides 3! rest City. The store 1S usually open on Sunday. She was unavailable for comment today. Clark lives in Texas. the HAYTI — Citizens of Hayt! sro to the i the polls at City Hal! tomorrow; the .M ar i nes ou t. one was knocked • (. 1 c-se-fi"e"'ord7-s "i«ucd last week i to decide whether parking meters down by a club-wielding police- i bill reW-i-ed ••i''"s iiili richt* ot self-' wil1 be installed in Hayti's business, mRn and W . 1S ki( , ked bj . thc crmvd i defense 'if attacked." " " ! district. | before police reinforcements ar- j Israel insisted its forces had i After City Council's debate of, ,-ived. "scrupulously maintained" its ; the question for several mont.is. j The spokesman said the Marines promise that there would be "no; it is decided io let the voters aeci-. handcuffedi were put in a police opening of fire or any other formjde. 'car. They said the mob spat of of unprovoked violence." Fine, Sentence Are Handed Out Jeff Bates, who pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating licnior in Municipal Court ths morning, was fined S250 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail. His driver's license was suspended for six months and $100 of the fine is to be suspended during good behavior. Billy N. Bclford forfeited $10 bond on a charge of speeding. Arthur Williams forfeited the same bond on a similar charge. The ease of Garvln Hatlcy, charged with reckless driving, was con-' tinned to Wednesday and bond was sol nt $61.75. Alva B.,Insko, charged with carrying a pistol as a weapon and disturbing the pence, was lined 115 and costs after he pleaded guilty u charged. Two AreChcrged In Death Of U.S. Newsman SINGAPORE I.TI — A Chinese and an Indian, Ong Ah Too and Sup- piah Subramanian, were charged today in Singapore High Court with cansm; the murder May 12 of Gene Synionds, Southeast Asia manager of the United Press. Tne pair were charged alternatively with being members of an unlawful assembly responsible for Symonds' death. They pleaded innocent and trial was fixed for Sept. 12. Symonds, a 29 - year - old from Dayton, Ohio, died of injuries received at the hands of a mob demonstrating in support of a strike. of Bro\vn?- I ville. at the bottom tip oi Texas. | nt 4 a.m. (CST). I Last year, a tropical disturbance j moved 'inland south of Brownsville, and in'o the Upper Rio Grande. Cotton growers in the area were Valley where it touched off rains j reminded Saturday that all cotton- that ' caused devastating floods.} hauling vehicles — trucks, trailers. However the Brownsville Weather | etc., are required to have a license Bureau said it was unlikely that j and a light or a reflector as safety Glatlvs would follow the same precautions. p a jj 1 " Troopers Gene Mabry and Ben Near Brownsville As small craft along the Texas coast were warned to stay in port, it appeared Gladys would go inland about 75 to 100 miles south o f Brownsville. The storm was moving at 7-10 Cotton Men Reminded , Of Vehicle Laws Gavins of the Arkansas Stale Police Kaid that a careful check will be made to enforce these safety measures. at City officials said several com- j them, swung through the windows Reply Same panies Slave expressed interest in I and insulted them. They were tak- ,•.".;.„ vininilv the'** project and suggested that the j en to a police station where they tgypts repo was \iuuauj 1 meters be put in at no charge ad I were, released to embassy custody same. The Cairo government an-j (hcn co ii ec tions would be split equ-j i', hours later. miles an hour. Occasional rain wn.s falling as far inland as Weslasco, Tex., ISO miles up the Rio Grande Valley. Out in the Atlantic. Hurricane See GLADYS on Page 12 Council Meeting Off CARUTHERSVILLE— Tonight's City Council meeting has been post-poned because of the Labor Day holiday, according to Mayor Dyer Byrd. The meeting is now set for 7:30 tomorrow nighgt at City Hall. Quake Cracks Walls in California nounced it stood by the cease-fire agreement "provided Israel takes a similar stand." A government spokesman charged Lsrael with "several aggressions against Egyptian armed forces and Palestine Arabs" since the cease-fire. He added that in the event of "fur- I ther Israeli aggression, Egypt will | take steps for the defense of her- i self and the % lives of Palestine I Arabs, resorting to methods sanc- ' tioned by law and respected by men." In Israel, meanwhile, an Israeli fighter plane forced down a U. S. Air Force transport yesterday with a warning machine-gun burst. The plane, en route from Cairo to Ankara, Turkey, with a U. S. military mission, was allowed to proceed after the 12 men aboard were questioned at Lydda Airport. An Israeli Foreign Office official said the American pilots ignored radio orders to land at Lydda for a check. ally between the company and the j SAN JOSE, Calif. W-The San Andreas fault, an earthquake- devil that continually threatens northern California, stirred slightly Inst night. Walls cracked nnd plaster fell in the Santa Clara County Jail here, canned food flew .from the shelves of groceries, plates scotted from under forks of diners, plate glass windows shattered nnd a number of chimneys lost their stance. Quakc-coascious Callfornlans remembered 1906 when the San Andreas quake and fire wrecked San Francisco. At least two women fainted, although no injury from this stirring was reported. Felt In 100-Mile Area Most of the damage was in San Jose although the tremor was felt over a 100-mile area, from Mount Tamalpais north of San Francisco to Holllster and Watsonvllle south of San Jose. . Seismologist W. C. Marion at (he University of California said the quake centered 50 miles south of here nl Hollistcr nt 7:01.12 p.m. Marion and Father Weber nt Santa Clara University gave the quilke a Richler rating of 5.5 but Or. Charles F. Rlchter, who de- veloped the rating system, said at California Institute of Techonology at Pasadena that the intensity was more nearly 6. Under the Rlchter system, the 1S06 earthquake had an 8.25 rating. The San Andreas fault is the xvorld's longest known crack in the earth's crust, a line extending up most of the California coast. It, tllps, when enough stress builds up. That's s\n earthquake. Jailers here mdved trusties and women prisoners from the second and third floors to the lobby. They also stationed men ready to un- Stt QUAKE on Pafe 12 Japanese Version A Japanese policeman told this story: The two Marines attacked both the cab driver and bystanders and fought police who rushed to the scene. He said they were "almost . ^ ,„ „, i: coherent and appeared drunk." Some argue that numerous foim-J ^ embassy spoke sman said the two were examined anr? showed no City. While some people think the meters would solve a parking problem others say farmers wouldn't trade in Hayti but would go to the country stores where there are no meters. ers presently trade here instead of going to nearby towns of Caruthersville. Steele, Kennett and Portageville, where there are parking meters. Red Cross Stops Fund Campaign American Red, Cross has called halt to its campaign _ to raise funds for flood-stricken northeastern states, Siegbert jieriel, Ohick- asawba District chairman, announced today. Jlcdel pointed out that the quota ot some $10 million has been exceeded. He said he has been advised by Ellsworth Blinker, national ARC president, that arc necessary. no further funds Negro Is Held For Beer Theft A 28-year-old Blytheville Negro, Jesse Garner, was being held in County Jail today for the theft of beer and cigarettes from two wholesale distributing companies Friday night, Sheriff William Bcrryman reported today. Garner wll be charged wth burglary and grand larceny, Berrymah said. He was arrested early Saturday tollowing the breaking Friday night. Garner is charged with taking 14 cases.of beer from the Harry Bo- Ran Distributing Company, 506 West Ash, and three cases of cigarettes fron-. the Fred S. Saliba and Company at Second and Rose streets. All of the beer and most of the cigarettes were recovered, Berryman sold. Garner entered Saliba's through a door nnd broke n window to gain enrty at Bogan's, he said. He used a car to carry the beer awny. signs of intoxication. Fedasko had seven stitches taken in a facial cut. Flynn suffered a cracked elbow. Both have been returned to duty. Japanese police have ordered a new investigation. Both U.S. and Japanese sources said the fight may have come from language difficulties. Weather X 0 R T H E A S T ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy with little change in temperature this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Wednesday partly cloudy and mild. High this afternoon upper 80s to low 90s, low tonight upper 50s. Maximum Saturday—83. Minimum yesterday—37. Minimum yesterday—88. • Minimum this morning—53. Sunrise tomorrow—i :36. 3uqsel today—6:22. Mean toninvratun;—73, Precipitation 24 hours (1 a.m. to T a.m*)—notie. Precipitation Jan. to date—38,17, This Dale Last Y«ar Maximum yesterday—102. Minimum this morninjf—*>• Precipitation Janupary 1 *o d»U —

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