The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 7, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIB8OUBI VOL. LI—NO. 142 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Hall Predicts Landslide Win For GOP in'56 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — National Chairman Leonard W. Hall predicted today a "landslide victory" for the Republicans in 1956. But Senate and House campaign committee heads said it will not be easy for the GOP to win control of Congress. - - - * Hall said in a talk prepared for the opening session of a campaign school for Republican state chairmen that if the GOP can get its machinery operating effectively at the precinct level "we can loolc forward to a victo'ry ol landslide proportions in 1956, not only for the presidency but In recapturing control of both houses.' 1 Sen. Goldwater <R - Ariz) and Rep. Richard M. Simpson <R-Pa), chairmen of the party's Senate and House campaign c o ni m i 1 1 ese agreed in other prepare:" talks that control of Congress can be won but said it will require hard work. "Today our Republican party has great assets." Hall said. "We have the magnificent and dedicated leadership of President Eisenhower and the rest of the team which has made good government the rule rather than the exception in Amer- Touring US Solon Tells of Incident With Red Officer With Pistol at Head, He Was Detained In Moscow Suburb WASHINGTON UV-Rep. Holt (R- Calif) reported today he was detained for more than an hour in a suburb of Moscow last Wednesday by a Soviet army lieutenant, who held a cocked pistol at his head. Holt said he was accompanied American Embassy en a visit to see a suburban school. ica for the past three years." Cited Prosperity He spoke also of "the greatest P«Wrtty this nation has ever and said it has been achieved "while the country has L "-"- - A HEARTBREAK—Verne Walrafen, H, fondles his 10-week-old, puppy and bids it a sorrowful goodby as he waits on an Emporia, Kan., street corner to find a new owner for his pet. Within an hour another lad took the pup, the one remaining of a titter of three, and bought its collar Irom Verne for a quarter. He said he left his diplomaticj been at peace. car. driven by a Russian employe of the American Embassy, and. asked permission of three teachers to photograph them and the school building.' Took No Pictures When permission was refused. Holt said, he took no pictures. But] ^™ a ' v , or a Saturday morn ing when he returned to his car ,.:e| k ' f , discusslon O f~ campaign Soviet army lieutenant appeared! While Hall said nothing about the possibility that President Eisenhower will run again, many of the state chairmen made it clear they feel the President's presence on the 1956 ticket is essential 10 victory The chairmen will fly to Denver, Colo., at the close of their classes and demanded hir. identification I plan? with Eisenhower. - , . ,! Some GOP leaders said they passport and identification card of; (hink me presld(;l , tial invitation im- the embassy official. j pljcs lha( Eisenhower intends to He said the officer "took out hi?; ,; C - e j; another term, revolver, cocked it, held it a foot. ^ s f ar Hs ^c battle lor control from my head and ordered me out, O f t h e senate is concerned, Gold- of the car." j water said. "We start out . . . with At that point, Holt said, a poilce-j , he car ds stacked in our dlsad- man of Uie rank of captain ar-i vantage." He said this was true rived and. told the American's party they could go. Released by Colonel because B of the 15 Democratic seats at stake next year are in the South while the Republicans can "Finally the soldier ordered thei count as "sure" only a "very few" cop away and he left, against our of their n seats to be contested, protest." Holt said. "The soldier stuck the gun Trospccts Improved Goldwater said, however, that "Republican prospects have definitely improved since the 1954 election" when Democrats wrested the car window again and ordered us both out. "I was at the point of saying 'Let's go' when a colonel in the! con t ro j of* both houses from the Red army came down the road,; QQP_ pushed through the crowd, and saidj To help in House contests. Stmp- we couJd go after looking at my; son an nounced a series of meet- passport and the embassy official's; m?s at "neighborhood levels" Identification card." j \\-ould be held in 94 congressional Suit for Back Pay Sets Off Talk of New IRS Scandal WASHINGTON (AP)—A former Internal Revenue Service official is suing the government for $26,823 in back pay, charging he was fired in 1953 for refusing to "whitewash" an unfavorable character report" on a key figure in the tax collection service. i The suit has been filed in the U. S. Court of Claims by Edward E. Hoppe, now a Dallas lawyer. US Asks New Look At Arms Control UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)—The United States is pressing for a new look at the whole problem of international arms control in .the light of scientific developments which may have made previous plans obsolete. This was disclosed yesterday by* Harold E. Stassen, President Ei-i senhower's disarmament adviser, I who declared that all U.S. positions; Hoppe was formerly assistant commissioner of internal revenue. i At the time of his dismissal he ] headed the service's inspection unit, set up to guard against cor ruption within the service. Hoppe said in his petition thai his dismissal by Commissioner T Coleman Andrews was approved by Secretary of the Treasurj KumrUirey and the Civil Sen-ice Commission and was "based political considerations." His lawyer, John P. Witsil, satd H o p p e—a Republican-appointed veteran of 34 years in the servici was fired solely as "a matter political expedience:/' because he refused to tone down "a critica adverse report on the new political appointee," Appointee Not Named Thursday and he felt the Russian: now are held by Republicans andj b ( government should have time to 31 by the Democrats. ' make an apology. on United Nations sub-j disarmament, now; J. H. Cram, Allene Word Are Married South Mississippi County planter and political power, Jim H. Grain i of Wilson, was married at Holly | Springs, Miss., yesterday to Miss j Allene Word of Osceola. j Grain, long a political power in : the state and presently a member: of the Arkansas Highway Commis-1 sion. is 67 years old. He had been I a .widower for several years. Miss Word, an attorney and former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (1947), has been Grain's lawyer. She is 47. Tile bride's brother-in-law and sister. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Thomas, accompanied the couple to Holly Springs. Noting that, the OOP needs a net d(s , gam of 15 seats to control the £ prop osals House, Simpson told he state | ^ previously chairmen: "This w,ll not be eas> ^^ ^ ^ He called on the other members — Russia, Britain, Prance and Canada — to prepare and present to the subcommittee their "post- Geneva" positions on arms inspection and control, which he said must be the foundation of any disarmament plan. Informed quarters said Stassen pointed out that both Russia and the Uniled States had agreed in recent months that no plan had yet been devised which could prevent the secret manufacture of atomic and hydrogen weapons. Stassen was reported to have suggested that all countries put their scientists to studying the problem of atomic detection, \Vhile the Disarmament subcommittee confined its efforts to such practical inspection proposals as President Eisenhower's plan for exchanging military blueprints and aerial checkups. to do, but with the proper campaign it can be done." Blood Is Needed By Woman Here Men are needed to give blood at Chickasawba Hospital where a Blytheville woman will undergo an operation next week. Blood is being banked for the woman who needs eight pints to her credit before the operation is performed. Persons of any blood type may donate blood, which will be credited to the woman. If possible, donors should call at the hospital between the hours of 7 ft.m. and 5 p.m. 'Cotton for Everything NCPC Parade "Theme "Cotton—For Everything." That's the theme of the 1955 National Cotton Picking Contest parade. And it won $5 for Its originator, Mrs. Bernita G. Moir, who Is secretary-receptionist at Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce office. Announcement of the winner of Uie contest to name the parade Was made today by Joe Ewing, parade chairman^ Sikeston Gets Toy Industry SIKESTON — Missouri Delta Development Commission landed its most significant industry for the Missouri Bootheel here this morning when Don S. Foster, executive secretary of the group, said a toy manufacturing concern will locate in Sikeston. It will mean a million-dollar payroll and jobs for about 150 right off, he said. The job total may climb to as high as 380 in the future, he stated. Frank L. 'Sisson, MDDC president, said work on remodelling a Sikeston warehouse will start Oct. 1 and the industry is due to open in j the near future in this structure. Mexican Labor Force for State Set at 23,000 LITTLE ROCK WV-Mexican nationals aiding the cotton harvest in Arkansas may number 23,620. James L. Bland, state Employment, Security Division administration, said yesterday the federal ESD had increased the allowance from 18,005 after protests from Arkansas cotton growers. Blytheville Man Heeded Call: 'Build a Church 1 A powerful Christian zeal and a deep conviction that he Is doing the Lord's will has motivated T. C. Cochran, 900 Dixie St,, Blytheville, in an effort which would put the faith and courage of many people to the acid test — he's building practically single- been working for three years on a highway maintenance crew In Michigan, when, a few months ago, he received what he considered a definite "call" to build his church. So he returned to Blytheville to start his new work. ItM buikUof,. wUcb fe being church handed. Cochran had erected directly behind Cochran's home, Is a one-story, 40-by-32 foot structure with imitation rock outside facing. The entrance to the church will be on McDaniel Street, Just north of Dixie. Asked what prompted -him to give up a good-paying job and return to Arkansas to build a new Pentacostal Church of God, Cochran sold: "The Lord said,, 'Go build a church. If you don't someone else will'." Has Paator Cochran, whose only assistance will) the project comes from four members of the congregation and "anyone else who wants to lend a head." began construction on Aug. 1 and he hopes to have the church ready for use by Sept. 25. Paul Kirkindall, of the Blytheville Church of God, will conduct services in the new church. Cochran said he plans to have three services each week. The usual Sunday morning service, a Sunday evening service and a midweek service will highlight the church's program. Those most helpful in the construction have been Cochran's son- in-law, Bert House, who spent his week's vacation from his cotton seed mill job working on the church, and J. W. Crawford, 0. E. Morgan and Dick Burnes, mem- ben at UK ohuroh. Commie Plot Is Blamed For Turkish Riots By ALLAN JACKS ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Violent anti-Greek riots have swept over Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey's largest cities, causing millions o£ dollars worth of property damage. The government imposed martial law on both cities last night after a four-hour wave of destruction and yet uncounted casualties. It was able to lift the state of siege today, however. A communique issued in Ankara, the capital, said Istanbul and all of Turkey were "objects of a Communist plot and incitement." It was the ' ! vst outbreak here stemming from the dispute over the future of the strategic Islam' of Cyprus, the British colony ii the Mediterranean which once belonged to Turkey. Greece demands that the islanders be allowed to vote for union with Greece, but is opposed by Britain and Turkey The Turkish government has declared that if Britain gives up Cyprus it should be returned to Turkey. No Agreement Reached Turkish Foreign Minister Patin Rostu Zorlu announced in London today that a nine-day conference or British, Turkish and Greek foreign ministers on this issue had ended without agreement. The communique Issued in Ankara implied that Red agents had inspired the mobs of young Turks last night, playing on their resentment of the Greek demands for Cyprus. It expressed sorrow for the disorders and regret for the grave damage to shops, homes and other property owned by persons Greek descent. It promised speedy compensation.and added: "All necessary steps have been taken and will be taken to restore immediately public peace and order violated by these incidents." Istanbul and Izmir — formerly Smyrna — both originally were and have retained lopulations through- Greek cities large Greek out Turkish history. Premier Adnan Menderes flew Mystery 'American' Now Claims He Is German National BERLIN (AP) — The mystery "American" the Russians freed Monday now claims he's a German. U. S. officials say they're not convinced of that story either. Gobler Man Held In Shooting CARUTHERSVILLE— Raymond Bounds, 25, of near Gobler is being held in Pemiscot County jail here on charge of first degree murder. Bounds is being held without bond. He is charged with fatally shooting Omer Welch, 40, with a 12 gauge shotgun about 1 p.m. Monday. Chest Goal Set At $25,000 The 1955 goal for the Blytheville Community Chest Drive has been sei at S25.000—the same as the 1854 goal, according to Alvin iBo) Huffman, who was elected chairman of the Community Chest Board, yesterday at a meeting in City Hall. Huffman said the Board, in deciding on the budget of this year, is planning a campaign to reach 100 a copyrighted Washington dispatch per cent of its goal. The drive fell calling the affair "a major political 20 per cent short last year. scandal" which "will almost cer- The intensified effort LS beine put "»«*? produce repercussions from forth because the 19 different par- the White House ticipating asencies will need more] Hoppe said Andrews and Deputy funds to carry out their projects: Commissioner ^0. for the coming year. to Istanbul from Ankara last night to take charge personally of the restoration of order. Even before martial law was imposed, troops and marines, some in tanks, moved into the ancient metropolis on the Bosporus to quell the thousands of rioters. Violence on Cyprus Cyprus itself was the scene of violence and armed police guarded the Greek consulate against any- by - The shooting took place in a vacant building near Bounds' Liquor Store near Gobler, according to Prosecuting Attorney James A. (Tick) Vickrey. An inquest held with Coroner John German Monday night indicated Welch was shot following a crap game and an argument, Vickrey reported. Neal Taylor, also of near Gobler, was present during the shooting and testified at the inquest. Vickrey described the shooting Witsil, in a telephone interiew' shepherd was shot to death while from Jefferson City, Mo., where tie' tending his flock near the village is vacationine, refused to name the! of Chaios. "political appointee" but said that! Britain has moved to forestall Hoppe will name him takes the stand" in the law suit. The attorney said the appointee now holds a high post in the In- ' ternal Revenue Service. . j Andrews and other officials de-j clined to comment on Hoppe's ; charges. The Justice Department,! which is defending the suit, has! possible demonstrations by pro- Turkish elements there. A Turlnshj as follows: The three men, Bounds, Welch and Neal, apparently enticed fourth party (unidentified) to "when he! any more serious outbreaks on Cy- See COMMIE on Page 12 Steele Judge Airs Complaint until mid-October to file an answer. | Mayor Says Argument The New York Herald Tribune| i p.J vn » e Affair rnl-0 tho =Mn- nf Hnnnp'^ suit in I IS rrivaTB «IIUM broke the story of Hoppe's suit inj Since the community Chest drive \vas only 80 -percent subscribed last year, contributors are asked to increase their donations by 20 per cent. A general fund drive chairman will be named in the next few- days and the dates of the drive will be announced later. Yesterday Harvey Morris. 1954 fund chairman, was named a director of the chest board and Riley B. Johnes was re-elected treasurer of the Community Chest. To Visit Russia LONDON l.fl — The British government announced last night that an official British agricultural delegation will visit Russia from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair with little change 'in temeprature this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; high this afternoon mid 90s; low tonight upper 50s to low 60s. MISSOURI: Pair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; cooler north and central this afternoon and east central tonight; warmer west and north Thursday; low tonight around 55 northeast to 55-60 elsewhere; high Thursday W-90 east to lower 90s west. Minimum yesterday—M. Minimum this morning— M. Sunrise, tomorrow—5:38. Sunset today—6:19 . Menn temperature—79. Precipitation 24 houra (7 a.m. to 7 n.m.)—none. .Precipitation Jnn. 1 to dnte—38.17. This rule l.ait Year Maximum yeaterday—92. Minimum this morning—72. Precipitation' January 1 to dale — 37.M. Gordon Jr. first tried to get him to tone! down "derogatory informs had turned up about the pointee. Hoppe said that when he refused, the officials at first asked for his resignation and then, on Oct. 7, 1953. fired him. He contended this was a viola- See SUIT FOR on Page 12 By H. L. YEAGER STEELE — Police Judge H. Ballentine appeared before the City Council at the regular meeting Tuesday night seeking to defend himself in statements made in the ,„ ,m,P'local weekly newspaper to the ef- , ,' h ! feet that the council and mayor , had given him a reprimand at the neW ap- _»;»,,* nna mnnth actn Meters Killed In Hoyti Vote HAYTI — Parking meters won't be installed in Hayti's business district as a result of yesterday's election. Mayor Le Roy Bain said lats night. Bain said 297 votes were cast against the meters while 142 persons voted for them. The mnyor said additional enue for Street maintenance to have been obtained from the meters but now it is not known where that revenue will come from. This week's City Council meeting was postponed to next Monday night, and the problem probably will be discussed then, Bain said. rev- was meeting one month ago. Ballentine went into some detail, referring both to incidents and city ordinances. He also exhibited the letter written under instruction f)i the mayor and council, which in substance" called attention to cer- tions in behalf of cooperation. Mayor Charles E. Bates was terse" in his reply, stating, "You have the letter — it recommends suggestions and the matter of 'reprimand 1 is between you and the newspaper." The mayor was evidently prepared in his answer. "This stuff is setting old to me; aJl that I ask and the council which I think will agree with me, is that the city ordinances be followed." He stated further that the council met to discuss any situation which concerned the city, and that their transactions were mainly "suggestions and orders," and he with aldermen at this time Joining him in similar statements did not appreciate or think H helpful, for these matters to be pointed out and See JUDGE on Page 12 qrap game in the vacant building. After the game, the man left and the three remained to divide the money. An argument ensued arid Bounds and Welch started fighting. The fight was broken up by Bounds' father. Bounds then went to the liquor store for the shotgun, returned and shot Welch. The men had been drinking heavily, ' according- to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's office. Bounds was arrested Monday by Chief Deputy Clyde Orton and Trooper Jeff Hickman of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The case will be brought before Magistrate Court tomorrow and date for preliminary hearing will be set. The Soviets released the man as Charles Frederick Hopkins, an American civilian, along with two soldiers who had been prisoners of the Reds for seven years. The civilian said then he was from New York City. Last night, after extended questioning by U.S. intelligence officers, the Army command in Berlin said in a statement Hopkins now claimed to be Klaus Frederick Glaubitz, a 27-year-old German national who had been in Soviet hands since 1947. "U.S. authorities are continuing to check his story and status," the announcement added. He is still being held incommunicado. Speaks Good English American officers commented that the man spoke excellent English in a manner not characteristic of Germans,. ..They said he obviously is older than 27 and that his story of capture by the Russians Was vague. One source said he thought the man still might turn out to be an American, perhaps one who is wanted by police in the United ing whether to court-martial them.. States. The two soldiers, Pvt. Wilfred C. Cumish, Amesbury, Mass., and Pvt. Michael Feingersch, alias Murray Fields, Jamaica, N.Y., are being held incommunicado in an Army hospital while getting medical checkups. They disappeared from their units in Western Europe in 1948 and the Army is investigating whether to court-martial them. Egyptians in Prague VIENNA ifi — An Egyptian dele- , gation arrived in Prague yesterday j Johnny Gann forfeited $19.75 bonds Driving Charge Is Appealed George Roberts, found guilty on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating' liquor, appealed his case this morning to Circuit Court. His appeal bond was set at S250 by Municipal Court. Dee Mcllwain, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, was found not guilty of the assault charge but was fined $10 for disturbing the peace. Lawrence Parker forfeited a S36.75 bond on a reckless driving charge. Lorenza Thomas forfeited bonds of 319.75 each on charges of speeding and driving without an operator's license. Three other persons, Clarence H. Carlson, Jr., William H. Ames and f,iri.matter! askin" for uggev <° negotiate the purchase of Czehc-j on charges of speeding, tarn matters. asKin-, iui susb^ n ,i n ,,,i, rn iii n ~-i n -i, ..... nf ii«i-roll. a™,,* -cv,rrf .?,• fnrfoiK Caruthersville Set to Fluoridate Now C A R U T.H ERSVILLE- Clty Council last night unanimously approved purchase of flourida- tlon equipment from Wallace and Tierman, Inc., of St. Louis for H.973. A representative of the company, Harry N. Morrison, told Council members that the equipment was automatic and was like equipment Installed at Kennctt and Cape Ql- rardeau. Alderman Cliff Smith's motion to buy the equipment was seconded by Obye Colter. During the meeting Mayor Dyer Byrd Mid, "There's a serious doubt in my mind if it's the thing for the city of Caruthersville to do, but the public wants it and we're here to serve the people." Council unanimously passed a resolution to .advertise for sale $40,000 worth of bonds, which were approved by a special election in June. The bonds are for the city's hnlf in buying right-of-way for the new bypass highway at the western edge of Caruthersville. Council set next regular meeting, Oct. 3, for opening the sealed bids OB fee bond*. oslovak rolling stock and other rail- Amos Ford, Jr.. forfeited bond of way installations, the Cezch radio I S19.75 on a charge of running a reported. traffic light. Miss America Entries Begin Contest Grind ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP)—The nation's top charmers today prepared for the hectic whirl of preliminary competition that will lead one of them into the throne as the new Miss America. With the pageant now officially under way after a glittering boardwalk parade, the 49 entries be divided Into three groups for tonight's first round contest's in swim suit, evening gown and talent categories. The preliminaries continue tomorrow and Friday nights, with the girls rotating In the three events. On each of the three nights, judges will announce the winners in the swim suit and talent divisions but not the evening gown. The girls also will be Judged for personality, but these results are kept secret. Thousands of spectators lined this resort's famed boardwalk to watch the mammoth parade last night In which the Miss America 1956 hopefuls made their public debut. Scorn of Ulumioaud lloato »ad bands rolled along the two-mile line of march, but it was the girls that drew the attention. All but two of the contestants rode in convertibles. Miss Pennsylvania, Pam Ulrich of Sinking Spring, rods in a float entered by her horn* state. And Miss Texas, June Prlch- ard of Seymour, who Is a rodeo performer, paraded on a palomino mare. June and Miss Idaho, Judy Voilen of Boise, sported cowgirl outfits while all the other girls wore evening gowns. The current Miss America, Le« Ann Meriwether of San Francisco, was enthroned on a large float near the head of the parad*. The field of beauties will be narrowed down to five finalists by Saturday night. And then, before a nationwide television audience, UiM America ItM will M oboMO.

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