The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 141 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blythevtlle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 195S TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS GOP Pressure For Ike to Run Gets Stronger By MARVIN L. AKROWSMITH DENVER (AP)—Republican party pressure on President Eisenhower to run for re-election is building quite a head of steam. Vice President Nixon stoked the Miss America Beauties Ready For Competition Contest Officially Opens Tonight With Gala Parade ATLANTIC crry, N.J. '# — They're here and they're ready for battle. Forty-nine lovelies from throughout the nation primped today with their sights set on the Miss America 1956 crown and the host of prizes that go with it. An illuminated parade—with 80 floats, 27 bands and a fleet of cars —officially opens the pageant tonight. The public will get its first glimpse of the contestants then. But first the beauty queen hopefuls were slated to pose in swim suits for newsr.eel. television and newspaper photographers. And then comes a round of rehearsals to prepare the girls for the pageant parade. Tomorrow night will begin gre- 4 boiler ilres well yesterday with his statement that those closest to Eisenhower—and "the overwhelming majority of Republican leaders" throughout the country—are more optimistic than ever that he will agree to be a candidate again. And the pressure almost certainly will mount several degrees Saturday when GOP chairmen from all 48 states confer with the President here to map party strategy for the 1956 presidential and congressional campaigns. Met With Newsmen Nixon met with newsmen at Eisenhower's vacation headquarters after he had discussed national security problems with the President for about an hour. The vice, president said he and Eisenhower | ing on is M. N. Nunn Jr Red China to Free Nine U.S. Civilians talked no politics whatever, but Nixon had plenty to say on that subject afterward. He said in his opinion Sen. McCarthy .(R-Wls) is "through" as a political threat to Eisenhower and as "a major derisive force*' within the Republican party. McCarthy, said Nixon, was such a force last year at the time of congressional elections when the senator was firing sharp criticism at Eisenhower. In those elections the Republicans lost control of Congress. "Our political history shows,' Nixon said, "that when nn Individual takes on the top man and wins, SOLICITATION'S BEGIN •— Jaycee Bil! Williams fright) is shown accepting the first contribution to the 1955 National .Cotton Picking Contest from M. N. Nunn Sr., of the Nunn Provision Company. Look- who with his father operates the firm. Solicitations lor this year's contest began this week. Holiday Traffic Death Toll Soars Past 400 Mark 430 Are Reported Killed on. Highways; Over-All Total 599 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A heavy toll of traffic accident deaihs was made by American motorists during the three-day j Labor Day weekend, exceeding ad- Announcement First Break In Deadlocked Conference GENEVA (AP)—Communist China notified the United States today that nine American civilians detained in China, including six women, were now free to return home. Red Chinese Ambassador Wang Ping-nan told U. S. Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson at their 13th meeting that two other Americans could leave at once if they asked for exit permits and a third could leave within two or three months. The two ambassadors have been meeting at intervals since Aug. 1, negotiating the of 41 Americans imprisoned in China or denied j exit permits. The announcement by Wang was the first positive result of the talks since they began. There was no indication when the Chinese Reds would release the Americans not mentioned Wang's list, but the ambassadors Hmlnary swimsuit, evening &pwnj he tthe individual) grows. But Israel and Egypt Struggle to Keep Shaky Gaza Peace JERUSALEM (AP)— Israel and Egypt struggled today to vance predictions and the toll for the 1954 holiday. Reports still trickling in today ( showed 430 persons died in traffic! agreed today to continue their se- mishaps between 6 p.m. local timeicret talks on. Saturday. Friday and midnight Monday. An! Only Partial Identification additional 80 persons drowned andj American delegation members j were able to find only ! identification for McCarthy Comments McCarthy, at Apple ton, Wis., las* msfht replied: "I don't believe it is a choice between destroying Ike by a front- si assault and rubber stamping and approving every mistake the administration makes. and talent competitions. They will j w - hen vou ma fce a frontal assault i maintain a shaky peace along the tense Gaza frontier, last /or three evening. if you Io ^ e ym , arp ,hrough. And! Finals on TV j [hal is what happened on this | Israel apologized yesterday for With the field narrowed to lOi&suc." } the oniv clash reported along the semifinalists by Saturday nieht. I McCarthr Comments I border since boih notions renewed Judges then select five finalists. | .._>,'...,... .; ._.,.._ ...... j their cease-fire pledge Sunday. The and finally a new Miss America j will be crowned before P. nation-' wide television audience. ! The current queen. lx-e Ann Meriwet-her of San Francisco. *.vt!IJ crown her successor, who n^o i "I feet Unit regardless of what reaps n 550.000 harvest in and personal appearance fees. Charmers from all of the states; s ' urt 't" except Nt?w Mexico. Wyoming anri • cslkti Washington ore competing, along; senator has with girls from Chicago, the DLs-1 competence trict of Columbia, Hawaii and Can- government regardless of which ada. ! party i* at fault—and that I intend After recistering yesterday, they to continue doing." donned official badges and scat-] As for Eisenhower tercd to their separate rooms in 17; again, the President beachfront hotels. Special Float In tonight's procession along this resort's famed boardwalk, nil of the contestants but Miss Pennsylvania—Palm Ulrich of Sinking Spring-—- will ride in convertible autos. Miss Pennsvlvania plans to ride on a special float. torpedo the peace talks. In the subsequent daily violent incidents an estimated 60 persons on both sides were killed, nearly Israelis said one of their patrols j 100 were wounded, and two Egyp- had crossed into the Egyptian-held j lian vampire jet fighters were shot Strip Sunday night "through | down over Israeli territory. The mistake." two nations agreed late last week ERvpt said the patrol of 20 sol- to Burns' request for a cease-fire. diers" opened fire on an Egyptian! They renewed their pledge Sunday outpost. Two Israelis were killed I after flghtin? broke out again and a third taken prisoner in the I Saturday, but each said again-they ensuing- clash. The Egyptians said hvould shoot back if attacked. is hnd on what Nixon frontal assault, every j they SU [* ere d no casualties. The;. , \ duty to expose in- returned the two bodies to Israel j Nothing Taken, But and wrongdoing in! yesterday. ~"~ Longest Sleeting Delving back into the recent • daily violence along the Gaza bor- r u n n i n 8 de . the U.N. Egyptian-Israel armi- himseU to!d| stjce C0mmission he i d the longest i meeting of Us history yesterday. ' After H hours the commission's French chairman, P. X. Giacomae- pi. ruled that, both nations had violated their 1948 armistice in the initial incident Aug. 22. a clash between an Israel patrol r.nd an Egyptian outpost near Gaza. 89 died in miscellaneous accidents I for an overall total of 599. This compared with a record! Americans listed hieh of 461 and record overall total j of 658, both set in 1951. The 1954' traffic toll was 364. 400 Predicted The National Safety Council had predicted 400 would die over the holiday. Today Ned Dearborn, council president, said in a statement: "The toll, thank heaven, stayed below the all-time record for Labor Day. ... It is of small comfort- to anyone who sincerely believes that this wholesale slaughter on the highways need not and must not be tolerated. "We hope and believe that extra effort on the part of everyone be-| tween now and Christmas will hold; down the year-end holiday toli." Council statistics show that 32; other persons are injured for every] traffic death. Also, for every three persons killed, a fourth dies later' of injuries. This year's, holiday toll also _ topped ihat'bf a nbnholiday wee'k-j end tabulated last month for coin- Wang. Listed for immediate departure were: Miss Emma Angelina Barry, a young girl living in Shanghai with her mother, a white-Russian who was not an American citizen. Ralph Sharpies Boyd, Shanghai representative of the North American Syndicate, born in Washington, D..C., in 1891. Mrs. Juam'ta Byrd Huang, a Southern Baptist missionary married to a Chinese citizen, born Mount Olive, Miss., in 1904. Robert Howard Parker, a retired partial businessman born in Philadelphia, some of the! Pa., in 1873. for release by I Howard Lischke Ricks, manager of Bills Motors Branch in Shanghai, born in Boscobel, Wis,, in 1888. Mrs. Howard Lischfce Ricks, his wife, born in Shanghai in 1894. Miss Eva Stella Dugay, known as Sister Theresa, a nun in the Carmelite Convent in Shanghai, born in New York City in 1893. Mrs. Nadesha M. Romanoff, a white Russian living 1 in Harbin who became a naturalized American citizen in 1937, place and date of birth rot known, Miss Irene N. Romanoff, her daughter,'born in 1940. Free to Leave Wang said that Bishop Edward Walsh, head of the Roman Catholic See RED CHINA on Page 12 Washington news conference: early in August, that the state of • his health next year would be a! major factor in making up his j mind. j So. newsmen asked the vice pres-I ident yesterday; How is Eisen- 1 bower's health? ! "I have never ?eon the President j look beucr," Nixon replied- "I.feel 1 that he is in tip-top shape physi-' to decide which side opened Joiner Bank Is Hit Again Mystery Civilian Questioned After Release by Russians By TOM REEDY BERLIN (AP)—A civilian handed over to U. S. control by the Russians after seven years in Soviet labor camps was questioned closely today to determine his claim to American citizenship. U. S. officials said that Frederick Charles Hopkins told "so many different stories" that his actual citizenship could be open to question. The man reportedly said yesterday after the Russians released him that he was from New York City. Pravda Tabs Nixon For the third timp this \ear. a branch bfinb at Joiner has been U is impossible Jn my^npimon hi| by bu ,-e lilrs . *, . ^f William Berryman fire | cfilly and mentally in his attitude ] toward his job." And the job. Nixon added, "has j become easier" for the President "the longer lie is in it." He said the President has it so well organ- turn over ! first." Giacomaggi said. Egypt said she lost four killed | i ported today | nothillg when that burglars got the y entered the j nnd^mne ^wounded in the Aug. 22 banl _ ^ mTiet i me during last night, r i . .,.,„ ^^ ^_ ^ e mtru ders weren't able to force open the vault and got nothing. They gained entry in the same incident, while Israel reported two of her soldiers were wounded. Withdraw from Talks Two days later Egypt withdrew _ . aides and | from talks with Israel which Can- concentrate personally "on theiadian Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, great and Important issues." I the U.N. truce chief, had organized He stressed that he had no in- in an effort to ease tension in the side information about Eisenhow- Gwza area. The Egyptians charged er's 1956 plans, but he said the j Israel was trying to use military j robbed of about S10.000 on manner as did burglars last winter — by raising the window above an air conditioner. The bank, Joiner branch of Mississippi County Bank, has been two The first to sipn the pageant register yesterday was Miss South Dakota. Connie White of Cnmstota, and the last was Mist North Dakota, Mary Ann Gibbs of Crosby Miss Vermont, Phyllis R- Reich of Bennington, showed Up with a boxer dog on a leash. Miss Mon- lima. Bertn Huebl of Missoula, a | ized that he now can blue-eyed blonde who tips the secondary problems to scales at 97 pounds, was concerned about her weight. And Miss Oklahoma. Ann Campbell of Oklahoma City, wanted to make certain the pageant orchestra struck up the . , strains of "Oklahoma!" when she j impression is general in the Re-i action to affeci the outcome 01" the j previous occasions this year. displavs furniture she designed in i publican party that the President! talks. Israel in turn accused Egypt Last attempt was Aug. 4. when the talent competition. ' Sec GOP on Page 12 ' of provoking the Aus. 22 ciash to two brothers, William and Charles Anderson of Augusta; entered the bank and by force of arms took $8,088. William was captured later the same day and S3.600 of the money recovered. Charles Anderson is still being sought by the FBI. First robbery , of the bank was early this year when the bank was hit for SI.990. The theft was made during a weekend when the bank was closed. j parative purposes. An Associated Press survey of deaths during the Aug. 19-22 weekend showed 385 traffic deaths, 67 drownings and 85 violent deaths for miscellaneous causes. , ! Some safety experts contend the j high holiday tolls in recent years ! can be attributed in part to an I inadequate road, network to handle i the large number of automobiles j in operation. ; The National Safety Council es-. timated 60 million motorists were on the highways yesterday atter- noon and last night in 25 million, vehicles. ! $20.5 Million Sckolarship Fund Set Up for Nation's HighSchoolers CHICAGO tft— The largest independent college scholnrship program in the history of American education was announced today. The program .backed with initial funds of 20 ! 2 million dollars is designed to locate young men and women of high aptitude arid enable them to go to college regardless of their financial menus. The program will be handled by a corporation which will make an annual nationwide search for talent st the high school level. The financial support of business and industry will be encouraged. Selection of winners will involve H nationwide scholarship competition in which all 01 the approximately 25.000 secondary schools in the United States, public and private, will participate on an equal basis. Plans for the program were announced by John M. Stalnaker, Caruthersville to Act On Fluoridation Bids CARUTHERSVILLEl-Clty Cou- nil may decide tonight whether to purchase $2,000 worth of fluoridation equipment from Wallace Company of St. Louis, according to Mayor Dyer Byrd. The Mayor said that the bid for equipment has been approved by the State Health Department, Jefferson City. About three months ago Council voted to install fluorldation equipment n'ter insistence from the Junior Ch*miw* of Couuntrc*. president, and Laird Bell, chairman of the new National Merit Scholarship Corp. Directly to Colleges Between one third and one half of nil the funds invested in the program will go directly to colleges and universities selected by the award winners on the basis of free choice. Stalnaker said the corporation's initial working funds came through grants by the Ford Foundation imd the Carnegie Corp. of New York and are earmarked for use in these ways: Ten million dollars will be spent at the rate of one million a year for four-year national merit scholarships to high school students In Ihe nation adjudged most capable of benefiting from a college education. Eight million dollars will be used through a 10-year period to match contributions received from corporations and other donors for the purpose of establishing additional scholarships. Two and one half million dollars will cover the costs of administration for a 10-year period and cover the cost of developing and operating a nationwide selection program. • Cost of Education Grant Stalnaker said each scholarship granted will carry an annual supplemental "cost of education'' grant to the colleges and unlversi ties selected by the scholarship winners—the siipp'?nent loughly equalling the cost of tuition. Bell said only about half of the upper quarter high school graduates are going on to college and added: "Without new measures to locate the best brains among our youth and encourage their further education in large numbers than at present the nation will fall far short of developing its vital sources of talent and leadership." Dr. Robert E. Wilson, chairman Sec FUND on Page 12 Notionalist Flog Planted on Amoy TAIPEI, Formosa (.ft — Daring frogmen planted a Chinese Nationalist flag Saturday on the beach of Amoy. a Communist island, and it was still flying there at sunset yesterday, according to local press reports. The exploit was in celebration of Nationalist China's first Armed Forces Day. Anti personnel mines were planted around the base of the flagpole. The press speculated the mines and fear of Nationalist gunfire from Quemoy Island, six miles away, made the Reds afraid to approach the flag. Revolts Reported In Red China TAIPEI. Formosa IW—An official ;{Nationalist Chinese news agency I reported today that more than 3.000 1 persons are in active revolt in the northwestern areas of Hunan province on the Communist Chinese mainland. The report came from the Ministry of Interior's Tatao agency, which claims underground contacts. The Defense Ministry could not confirm the report, but it appeared plausible in view of the increasing number of reports put out by the Reds themselves about so- called "counterrevolutionary activities." Those in revolt. Tatao said, were persons whose relatives had been executed or oppressed by the Reds. Half had organized themselves into an armed guerrilla force. The other half, were using poison and other means to kill Communist officers and political workers. Enroute Home HONOLULU W—Japan's Foreign Minister Mamoru Shlgcmitsu arrived here last night by plane en route home from his American tour, Sub It Sought MANILA tfl — Philippine army planes and navy ships today were ordered to search for three unidentified submarines reported moving southward off Itbayat Island off the northern tip of the Philippines. Slnil'ar previous vr-ovts of tii'ima- rloes have never be«a confirmed. Gladys Turns Into Mexico; Texas Spared BROWNVTtLE. Tex.— Tropical storm Gladys, apparently weakening but still dangerous, hung over Mexico near Tampico today after turning away from Texas, her; rains posing flood threats to a '.vide area. The wayward storm turned away from Texas last night and the Weather Bureau said the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley apparently was spared. But the bureau warned that squalls still could j cause isolated flash floods along the j Rio Grande. Squalls with winds ranging up to j 50 miles an hour were occurring \ all along the lower Texas Coast. Weatherman said Glodvs' future movement was uncertain, but she was expected to drift slowly southward, remaining over land and weakening slowly. That would send her rains sloshing toward Mexico City, where she has caused the worst floods in the capital's recent history. Negro Day Co re Center Is Open The Day Care Center, for Negro children, is open again for the llth year. The center, sponsored by the Blytheville Social-Art Club to aid working mothers, is located at 623 South Second Street. The center will be under the direction of Linetta Roberts. Romayer Haley will be supervisor. Activities include supervised play and training in good health habits. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to any child above the age o{ 18 months. A small fee will be charged. New Members Named To School Faculty Three new members to the Blytheville public school staff were announced today by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent. Two were at. Blytheville High School: Mrs. Betty W. McHaney, English; and Miss Sue Porter, science. The third was Mrs. Aleene B. Nlelsoo, maibenuttict. Hopkins is in the custody of intelligence agents. He is in good health in spite of his long years .in camp, doctors said. He was handed over by the Soviets yesterday along with Pvt. Wilfred C. Cumish, 39. of Amesbury, Mass.. and Cpl. Murray Fields, 36, of Bayside. N. Y. Both soldiers had been missing since 1948 and may be tried as deserters. They were under guard today in the Army hospital until medical examinations are completed. Know Nothing of Grishman Tiie three said they knew nothing about a report another American by the name of Grishman was in Soviet hands and was about to be released. The report came from Austrian repatriates in Vienna last week. Officials said that Hoptins apparently had some reason for clouding his past and they had not yet discovered what it was. One authority said the man "acts and talks like an American." Army spokesmen said it was presumed all three had been held in various slave labor camps for the pas* seven years. The three were turned over to a U.S. State Department official, A. E. Dubois. at the Soviet consulate in East Berlin. The Russians had said earlier they would be released at Karlchorst and a U.S. liaison team had gone there to get them. Dubois, who had gone to the consulate to pick up a visa, was stopped by a Soviet official, who said: "By the way. will you sign this receipt for these three Americans?" Signed Receipt Dubois signed and took the three to the U.S. provost marshal's office in West Berlin. They were arrested immediately and sent to an Army hospital for examination. Cumish and Fields said they needed medical attention. Hopkins said he was in good health. All three are scheduled to be screened by Army's interrogators after several days medical treatment. The Army indicated that both soldiers might be subject to court- martial for desertion. In view of C u m i s h ' s military intelligence work, officials were anxious to learn what he might have told the See CIVILIAN on Page 12 As 'Reactionary' By RICHARD KASISCHKE MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Communist party newspaper Pravda says Vice President Nixon is "one of the American reactionaries" trying to reverse the trend established at the summit conference in Geneva. Pravda said yesterday Nixon's. speech Aug. 29 to the Veterans of| Foreign Wars in Boston was "permeated with a spirit of intolerance and attacks against the U.S.S.R., the i Communist! People's Republic of China and the people's democracies. . ." The Pravda article was the strongest attack on a U. S. government spokesman in . the Soviet press since the July Big Four meeting induced a more moderate tone in political comment. The blast against Nixon contrasted sharply with the Soviet paper's previous publication without comment of excerpts from President Eisenhower's Philadelphia speech in which he sadi the phia speech in which he said the United States, would not agree to perpetuation of the division of Europe as the price of the peace it seeks. Cites Efforts Pravda said the Soviet Union has been making great efforts since the,.summit meetint to lessen international tension. It cited the announced demobilization of 640,000 members of the Soviet armed forces and sharing of atomic knowledge as examples. The newspaper continued that certain reactionary Americans were trying to reverse the Geneva trend despite the fact "President Eisenhower said it was an historic meeting and good work was done there. 1 ' It said: "Nixon was not loath to give cur rency again to fabrications of cold war proponents, who long ago lost moral and political credit, such as i the story about a fantastic Iron Curtain of 'barbed wire, mines and machine guns' with which the U.S.S.R. and the people's democra- cies allegedly have walled themselves off ... or the legend about Communist subersive activity and espionage." "Fabrications" The two "fabrications" cited by Pravda were among five roadblocks to world peace Nixon in Boston said only the Soviet leaders See MXOX on Page 12 Ike Schedules Conference On Youth Physical Fitness DENVER «>—President Eisenhower today called a conference here to chart ways or solving "a serious problem"—how to build the physical fitness of America's youth. Vice President Nixon will preside at the meeting Sept. 27-28 at Eisenhower's vacation headquarters at Lowry Air Force Base. The President himself will receive the conferees' recommendations and speak at a dinner concluding the sessions. The conference will bring together about 80 persons from such fields as sports, education and government. It will follow up a luncheon which Elsenhower gavo in Washington last July 11 to get th^ ball rolling. Headliners from all branches of sports attended that White House meeting, and the gensral conclu. sion was that American young' sters had shifted to an alarming extent during the last 36 years from active participation in athletics to the role of Spectators. The consensus was that that situation has been a big factor In the increase in Juvenile delinquency. It also was blamed in part for failure of many hundreds of thousands of youths to pass physical fitness tests in the World War n draft. Police Nab 11 Speeders Ely the ville's police force clamped down on Labor Day speeding and this morning 11 persons forfeited bonds on speeding charges in Municipal Court. The folio wins persons forfeited bonds of. $19.75 on speeding charges: Alvin Bowman. Clarence Smith, J. W. Deaton, Wilbur Eatman, Berry Blanchard, Joe Durman, James C. Rowden. Billy Gene Johnson, Burly S. Halbrook, Donald Quarles and Mrs. Marylyn Booker. George Roberts pleaded not guilty on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and his bond was set, at S250. Eugene Bird forfeited bond of S122.25 on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Harold Warden forfeited bond of $19.75 on a charge of operating a, motor vehicle after dark without lights. Elmer R. Strangs and John C. Buchanan forfeited bonds of 319.75 on charges of running a red traffic light. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy with little change in temperature this afternoon and tonight; Wednesday cloudy to partly cloudy and a little cooler. High this afternoon upper 90s; low tonight mid to higgh 50s. MISSOURI—Fair this afternoon tonight and Wednesday; turning coaler north this afternoon and over state tonight; low tonight upper 40s north to mid 50s south; high Wednesday 80 north to W south. Minimum yesterday~W. Minimum this morning—M. SunriBe tomorrow—5:37. Sunset todfty—6:M. Mean temperature—7<.5. Precipitation 24 hbura {7 a.m. to T a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. to d»t«—M.17. TItli Date Uit Year Maximum yesterday—103. Minimum this morning—73, Precipitation Januiry 1 to (!»t* — H.M.

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