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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHBAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 143 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS AUTO DAREDEVILS L- GRANDSTAXD SHOW — Part of the grandstand show at the Northeast Arkansas Fair this year will be Aut Swenson's internationally known Thrlllcade. automobile dare-devil show. The two- hour show will be featured Wednesday and Thursday nights, Sept. 21 and 22. Broadjumping new Fords (shown above) from one ramp to another, almost 100 feet through space, and over another car racing underneath will be only one of the 30 events of the Thrlllcade. Driver of the flying Ford is Jimmy James of Chicago. Alabamans Retaliate Against Signers Of Integration Petitions SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several signers of a petition tie- manding racially mixed classrooms have lost their jobs here in the first showdown on the threat of "economic reprisals" against Southern Negroes clamoring for integration. — -» Reports indicated more than half the 29 signers have been fired NATO Eyes Greek-Turk Difficulties By JOSEPH E. DYNAN PARIS (AP) — Turkey assured the North Atlantic Treaty Organization today that all possible measures are being taken to prevent recurrence of anti-Greek rioting. This came as reports* from Athens said Greece was canceling participation in NATO maneuvers as a result of anti-Greek violence which erupted in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and night. With relations between the two! NATO nations at their lowest point in years because of differences over Cyprus, NATO Secretary Lord Ismay summoned the NATO Council into special session. signers since the petition was filed last week with the Dallas County School Board. Most of those who did not lose their jobs are self-employed or unemployed. Alston Keith, chairman of the Dallas County White Citizens Cotuv cil, estimated 16 of the 29 signers have been fired in a "spontaneous reaction" of white employers to the filing of the petition. Integration Demanded The petitions demanding immediate classroom integration have been filed with school boards in several Alabama counties by local chapters of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored Peo pie. Ruby Birmingham, southeastern NAACP secretary, said her organization will investigate the. dismissals here "and take whatever measures are determined to alleviate such pressures." "It would appear that the White Citizens Councils of Alabama are Izmir Tuesday! going to follow the pattern of economic pressure set by the councils in Mississippi," Mrs. Hurley add|ed. Pressure on Others A source here who declined to be identified said "pressure' also being brought against the self- employed signers. He said two Cotton Estimate Upped To 12,873,000 Bales WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department today forecast this year's government-restricted cotton crop at 12,873,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight on the basis of j conditions Sept. 1. CROP IM43A1 XXX SEPT. This estimate is 145.000 Delegates representing the 15 nations in the Western defense organization met for almost two hours behind closed doors. No communique was issued butj down offers - bv their employers to persons who attended said Mehmet j gt ^em re t a j n their jobs if the\ AH Tiney, Turkey's permanent rep. j resentative on the Council, in- Negro barbers whose names were on the petition have been told to find new locations for their shops Three Negroes said they turned formed fellow members his country would remove their names from the, petition. W. E. Snuggs, superintendent .„—,^_ -• .. — --- ., ^, j^. snuqgs supcriiiicimem ui was taking all measures to prevent Se]ma cjty s - hoo , Si said four othcr Adenauer Arrives For Moscow Talks By RICHARD KASISOHKE MOSCOW (AP) — West Germany's Chancellor Konrad. Adenauer flew into Moscow today for talks with Kremlin leaders which may prove a turning point in East-West relations. Premier Nikolai Bulganin greeted the 79-year-old Chancellor, but Nikita S. Khruschev, the Communist party boss, was not among the welcoming Soviet delegation. Other high Soviet officials, present included Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and Deputy Premier Mikhail Pervuhkin. Diplomats from East and West crowded the airstrip. The stern old Chancellor stepped* Communist-Style Brainwashing Tried On US Servicemen from his gleaming Super Constellation to begin crucial conferences on the future of Soviet-West German relations which could influence the entire course of world history, In an airport statement on leaving Bonn, Adenauer said he was going to Moscow "with the best intentions of doing everything possible to further world peace and to restore the unity of Germany and to reach agreement] for the return of our prisoners of; war." I "Our goal is to serve the cause of peace, not only in Europe but in the entire world," he declared. tiolrcar^™^™^ brace them against mistreatment at the hand of a ruthless members of his delegation on the enemy. By LEWIS GUL1CK WASHINGTON (AP)—Communist type brainwashing is being deliberately dosed out to American fighting men to help nonstop flight from Bonn, to the Soviet capital. Foreign .Minister Heinrich von Brentano headed one party, the Chancellor the other, j The rest of the 116 delegation members had gone earlier by train. The planes, chartered from West Germany's L/uIthansa Airline, had 1 American pilots, German copilots and Russian navigators, radiomen and interpreters. First Session Tomorrow Adenauer and his staff will have their opening 1 session with Soviet Premier Bulganin and Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov tomorrow. Test Plot Tour Set for Tuesday Osceola, Marie Experiments to be Viewed by Farmers A tour of the Marie alfalfa test plots and the Osceola cotton test . , plots will begin at Marie Tuesday The Moscow talks-expected to a 1;30 p m _ County Agent Kelth last five or six days — *u i the any new violence. Only A Report Georges Extinaris, the nent Greek representative to NATO , . See NATO EYES on Page 7 ' Ol d ?" 1B s0 ' Negroes who signed the petition have withdrawn their names and a fifth has announced the intention more than the 12,728,000 oales forecast a month ago. It compares with the government's production goal of 10.000.000 bales, with last year's crop of 13.696.000 bales and with the ten-year f 15)4453' average of 12.H5-.000 bales. This year's crop, as was lust year's, is being grown under rigid l.i acreage allotments and marketing, 69 per cent a year ago and 73 pen bales quotas designed to cut down on] cent for the ten-year Sept. 1 aver' production until surpluses from: age. tost crops can be reduced. j The yield of lint was forecast Reserves and surpluses from 1 at an acre average of 374 pounds past crops .ire at a near-record! compared with 341 pound? last Hoxie Segregation Forces Challenged level of 11.100,000 bales. 81 Per Cent Above Normal j erase. The department said condition of tl-.t crop on Sept. 1 avernRcd 81 per cen! of normal compared with: HOXIE. Ark. (AP) — The Hoxie School Board has dared pro-segregation forces to go to court in their fight to reverse year and .279 for the ten-year av-|a board decision putting Negroes and whites in the same classes. Attorney Bill Penix announced it the controversial inte- policy adopted by the „, . i Biibrey announced today. first between leaders of the West, Bilb inte(J out tnat all far _ German RfP^' c J^^ametj mers are "not only invited, but urged" to attend the tours. At the Marie test- plots, they will view work on aifalla testing as well Union. They also will be the first between top Western and Russian statesmen since the Big Four summit conference at Geneva in July. Adenauer entered the Soviet-j suggested conference fully pre-1 pared to withstand any. Russian 1 efforts to wean West Germany away from its key spot in the Western Alliance. No agreement on the issue of j some experiments which have been conducted on crop rotation on black land. Biibrey said some of these tests Also at Marie, the farmers will see soybean variety trials. Wilt ExDerinets At Osceola, work has been going German reunification was expect- | m fm severa , years in re i a ti 0 n to ed. The meeting was regarded openly in the West as a preview of Soviet intentions at the conference of the Big Four foreign min-| UN Council Studies Gaza Strip Dispute The acreage for harvest was estimated at 16.514,000 acres, indi-j last ni; rating thai 3.4 per cent, of the acre-! gration . age in cultivation on'- ; July 1 had j board for the summer session will been abandoned. | be retained when school reopens The production of American-' in Novpmber Egyptian type cotton WHS estimat-| "A Little Rock attorney and oth- ed'ni 43,700 bales compared with] ers speaking for an organization 45,700 indicated a month ago. 42.-| called White America, Inc., have 100 Ia5t year and 29.600 for the) threatened us many times with ten-year average. j court action, challenging the le- Tne per cenf of the July 1 acre-i gality of integration," Penix said. abandoned, the acreage forj "Since they persist in such chal- Arkansas. There was little public reaction at first. But opposition, spurred determining best defense against verticiliurn wilt. > In connection with his work, tests on various fertilization formulas Ad u r planned to trv to de ' ^ ave Deen mac * e in addition to ex- termine the Soviet Union ; s readi-j periments on depth of plowing, vanes* to accept an East-West set- ™t'es, '<f h ° rt ° f seed bed prepar- I tlement in Europe that would in- fi ™ n and other cultural factors. '•• dude unification of Germany, al- ™<= S rou P «''» m °« '<>, the ° s - rj- o ; lne yield per acre and the indicat- § \ ed production, respectively, by By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. V. (AP) — The Western Three sought Security Council approval today for a tighten- j states included: ing of border restrictions to prevent new Israeli-Egyptian fighting along the Gaza Strip. The United States. Britain nnd eminent supported Burns' plan lor France asked Council resident T.. a border barrier. There was no F. Tsiang of China to call the ll-{ official reaction to the proposal nation group togeiher to bolster'; from the Egyptian government, pence efforts of Maj. Gen. E. L. M. i harvest, the condition of the crop, Arkansas 1-5 Tennessee 1.8 per cent I — J: ac W I»QQIC!> — UDCIIS Burns. U.N. truce chief Burns, who already has won new-j cease-fire promises from both; sides, suggested setting up a physi-i cal barrier Inside a neutral zone! , six tenths ot a mile wide in which; \JJ\ mQIH FlSTC neither party could erect defenses j or deploy patrols. Burns urged placing barbed wire along the! frontier last November but Egypt declined to cooperate. 6-Polnt Resolution The three Western Powers drew up a six-point resolution after Burn-ssent in a report on the latest violence, which began with Israeli seizure of an Egyptian post about A new ladies' ready-to-wear store open on Main Street yesterday. It is Marilyn's Ladies' Shop at 119 West Main. The shop will feature several nationally advertised lines at popular prices. It \vill be opreated by Mrs- Lloyd Florman and Mrs. B. Florman. Hostesses at yesterday's opening three miles east of Gaza Aug. 22.j wer( , M ' iKes IaNe J, Su dbury, Eve- The three-power resolution calls |j Bowcn . Louise Lovelady, Diana on both sides "forthwith" to takiv all steps necessary to restore order in tile Gaza area. It endorses Burns' recommendation that "the armed forces of both parties should be clearly and effectively separated by measures" such as those he proposed. The resolution further: "Declares that freedom of movement must be afforded to United Nations observers in the area to enable them .to fulfill their functions. "Calls upon both parties to appoint representatives to meet with the chief of staff and to cooperate fully with him to these ends." in Jerusalem, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said his gov- Traffic Cases Heard in Court Billy C. Holifield forfeited $19.75 on a charge of having an improper vehicle license in a state case completed In Municipal Court this morning. • Elvis A. Cresley forfeited > $19.75 bond on a speeding charge. The case of Mona Brooks, charged with driving » motor vehicle without the owner's consent, wu Crews and Mrs. Susie Rast. Toastmosters To Vote Tonight Harry Bradley. Dick Payne and Elbert Johnson, are candidates for president of Blytheville's Toastmasters Club which will choose between the three at a dinner meeting at Hotel Noble tonight. The clubs will meet at 7 o'clock in the hotel's Plantation Room. Bill Hrabovsky is outgoing president. New members Leroy Middleton and Wallace Smith will be inducted at tonight's session. Job Chanaes At Steele PO STEELE — Three Jobs are involved in a trade by carrier and clerk personel of Steele post office. J.' A. Wallace, who after 30 years as rural carrier will be eligible for retirement next year, replaces Clarence Poteet as clerk. Potect takes over rural route one which was served by E, B. Elley. Currier Elley is now Installed us nnrrler on route two, prlorly served abandoned ; 570,000 acres for harvest; rendition 85 per .cent of normal; yield 481 pounds per acre anr* production 525.000 bale?: Missouri 1.6; 3S9.000; 85; -181 nnd 390.000; Ar kansas 1.5 ; 1,453,000; 86; 438 and 1,525,000. In an accompanying: report, the Census Bureau said 1,388.380 running bales of this year's crop were ginned prior to Sept. 1 compared v;Jth 1,694.702 ginned to the same • IrtiP last year. The ginnings by states this year and last, respectively, included. Arkansas 2,604 and 4.009 running bales. The department said that compared with a month ago, prospective production is up about 650.000 Uale? in Arkansas. 250,000 in Tennessee and 500,000 in Missouri. The department said that although the set of lower bolls was light, the excessively large plants in this year's crop fruited heavily during" August. The size of bolls was said to 'ie generally larger than average. The department said the crop continues from a week to ten days late with a large number of ii mature large bolls vulnerable weevil and worm damage. lenges, we have advised White America that we are ready and willing to meet them in any proper local, state or federal court. Should Abide by Court "They should also declare that they will accept wholeheartedly any final decision of the court which may be rendered in a law suit challenging integration in Hoxie schools." The board adopted integration last summer after the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. It was the first such action in east Harrison Girl To Washington Jimmie Louis Hughes, Harrison High School home economics, student, will leave Sunday for Washington. D. C. where she will attend the national executive council meeting of New Homemakers of America, Sept. 12-16, and the aNtional Conference on Citizenship, Sept. 19-21. She was named president of the NHA group in June and will preside during the general sessions. Seventeen states are to be represented at the meeting. Chief Justice Earl Warren will be honorary chairman at the citizenship conference. Helen Nunn, Harrison home ec teacher, will accompany her. Son Accidentally Kills Mother By II. L. YEAGER HOLLAND—Services were held In Church of Christ here Wednesday for Mrs. J. A. Cochrnn who died Monday at Milford, Hid., from injuries suffered in a truck accident. She was 52 years old. Mrs. Cochran was crushed between a building and a truck driven by her son, John of Haynes City, Pla., when she was Sitting near a doorway nnd the brakes on the truck failed. The v son did not see his mother until the truck was within a few feet ot her. A coroner's inquest and the state patrol Investigating found the accident to be unavoidable. Mr. and Mrs. Cochrnn, who resided fit Holland, had been In Ukhi<H>B following UM cbtriy bu> vest and had moved to Milford for the tomato harvest. The son, who had not seen them for several months, found an opportunity to visit them brie y on a trucking trip out of Chicago. Besides her husband she is survived by seven sons. John of Haynes City, Pla., R. B and Talmage of St. Louis, Charlie, Buddy, J. V. and John Jr. of Holland, and four daughters, Mrs. M. J. Robinson of St. Louis, and Luddle, Lizzleten and Mary Nell of'Holland. She Is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Lettie King of Holland and 14 grandchildren. Services were conducted by th« Rev. Truman House, pastor. German Funeral Home of Steele was In charge «"•! Interment was In Mt. HOB OimcMry. called "unfavorable ati publicity." built up until some white students were being withheld from school. School officials would not say how many. Of the .some 1.000 students, about 25 are Negroes. The school operates on t year system, with a summer term that gives rural children time off to help during the harvest season. ; prime Western at. the foreign ministers' j Agenda Broadened j At Adenauer's insistence the Russians agreed to broaden the agenda to include discussion of. ' German unity and release of Ger-j ceola project immediately after leaving Marie, Biibrey said. Luxora Names New Postmaster Perman Rogers. Luxora, recent prisoners held in Soviet; graduate of Arkansas State College, Field Artillery Group Organized labor camps. The Soviets origin- e.Uy proposed the meeting to dis- Jonesboro, has been named acting postmaster at Luxora. the establishment oft The former principal of Luxora trade and cultural re- j Elementary School was appointed to la'tions between Bonn and Moscow, the postal position effective Sept. 1. The Russians have consistently cuss only diplomatic, What was formerly the tank company of the 376th Regiment this week became Battery B. 797th Field refused any solution of the Germani Mayor Has GuCStS question that would leave a united ' - . _ Germany linked to the West.! From Capital City Adenauer wants his country ;i:ed under conditions permitting i {lew into Manila thls morning ,„ : all of Germany to belong to thej be gllests of Mayor E R . Jackson | Atlantic Alliance, as West Ger- thj3 noon at a Bi ytlleville Rotary commander of the old tank com- j many does now. club luncheon. There was strong speculaton Ttle V i 3i t ors are boosting ticket that the, Soviets might offer to pull I sales for L jttle Rock's annual pro Artillery Battalion. Capt. W. D. Tommey. who was \ pany. also will be commander of Four visitors from Little Rock , the Field Artillery unit. Many opening now exist in the unit's table of organization for enlisted men, Tommey stated. Only one opening for an officer is now available, he stated. The unit has ordered a 105 howitzer, a truck and some radio equip- , East Germany and unify; foott>all game Saturday between j the country if Adenauer would j ' tne New york Giants, coached by ree to a neutral role outside the; Arkansas' Jim Lee Howell. and Atlantic Alliance. ihe Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ment, he stated. Battalion Jonesboro. headquarters are at War I Vets Meet Sunday A meeting of World War I veterans will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Hut, 228 N. 2nd St., to explain a bill already in Congress which would give all World War I veterans age 60 and over a $100- per-month pension. Interested World War I veterans should bring their discharge papers. All such veterans are invited to attend regardless of their residences. Cow Missing From Form Here Information was being sought today by the Sheriff's office In connection with the theft of a cow from the C. B. Etchieson farm on North Highway 61. The cow, a 10-months old heifer, weighing approximately 400 pounds, was taken some time during last night. It was red and white. The truck In which the. calf was cirried away apparently sat at the sld« ot the highway for some time, Deputy Sheriff Charley Short said. Information obtained will be con- trrn!hl. he said. HM JMB k IMM Nine Men Off For Army Duty BSytheville Selective Service Board Clerk Rosie M. Saliba announced the names of nine men who left yesterday for the induction center at Little Rock. They are Oscar Aldridge, Willie Jr. Aldridge. Hurshell Gene Priest, Loyd Calhoun and Augustus Stravr- thers. all of Blytheville; Edward Vaughn, James Robert Little and Franklin Dee Shoemaker, all of Osceola; Bill Ervin Trecce, Burdette. The board announced that it would request five men to report for physical examination, Sept. 21. German Spy Ring Cracked KARLSRUHE, Germany (fly-The cracking of a full-fledged spy ring in the West German Foreign Ministry was disclosed today Just as Chancellor Konrad Adenauer took off for Moscow. The federal prosecutor's office here confirmed the arrests of "several officials" suspected of working for Soviet and East German intelligence services. Unofficial reports said they were suspected of providing forged passports for Red agents to infiltrate Weil Germany. The names of those arrested and Ihe exact number were not dls- Blindfolding . . . forced marches, barefoot . . . questioning for long hours, with little rest or water and no sleep . . . These are some of the "rather rough brainwashing procedures" Pentagon officials said yesterday, servcemen are being put through, They said all branches of the armed forces have such training courses to prepare for a possibla grim life as a prisoner of war. The men are trained also in means of avoiding" capture. Under the military code, a revised Version of which was proclaimed by President Eisenhower Aug. 18, the serviceman is told to 3void capture if at all possible. And if he does fall prisoner, he is to avoid "to the utmost of my ability' 1 telling the enemy more than the historic requirement of name, rank and serial number, "E and E" Training Defense Department sources told of the "E and E" — escape and evasion — training of some servicemen yesterday after Newsweek magazine published a stark account of such a course at Stead Air Force Base outside Reno, Nev. The Newsweek article, by its reporter Peter Wyden, told of trainees forced to spend hours in a dark hole, up to their shoulders in water, or in a "sweat box" where a man could neither stand, sit or lie down. Trainees were served uncooked spinach and raw spaghetti and given frightening but harmless electric shocks. Wyden wrote, and they got rough verbal treatment: They Talked "A major who let slip that he had only an eighth-grade education, and a lieutenant whose membership card in Alcoholics Anonymous laid him open to ridicule about his weakness for alcohol, were hammered until they talked just to end their humiliation. "A bachelor lieutenant, badgered until he became convinced he could not find a girl because his face had been deformed in a childhood accident, finally broke up in tears." The Air Force .declined comment on Wyden's account but said that if it is accurate some changes may be made at Stead. It summoned the base commander, Col. Burton E. .McKenzle, to. Washington check on the story. Newsweek said it- was accurate and had been cleared by the Pentagon. Wyden Wrote that "some 29,000 men have safely withstood the 17- day course" at Stead and that none of the trainees have formally complained of their tough treatment. McKenzie, himself a prisoner in See BRAINWASHING on Page 7 Lack of Adult Leadership Said Hurting SeMo Scouting By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — The Scouts need to double the number of their adult leaders, according to Kenneth Sellers of Caruthers- viiie, Mound District chairman of the Boy Scouts of America. Sellers said there are 418 Scouts in the district which comprises Pc-miscot County and Portageville in New Madrid County. An additional 400 boys In the area want to become Scouts but can't because of a lack of adult leadership, Sellers stated. While a membership campaign is being conducted in the remainder of the Southeast Missouri Scout Council, such a campaign can't be carried out here, he said. The district chairman said that persons who "enjoy working with youths" are drastically needed In the program. Besides Scoutmasters for additional Boy Scout troops and Cub- masters and den mothers for Cub Scout packs, leaders are needed to organize the area's Explorer Scouts, Scout units in the Mound District are in Caruthersvllle, Hayti, Steele, Holland, Cooler, Braggadocio, Wardell and Portageville. There are 'SOD Boy Scouts, 133 Cubs and 85 Explorers In the Mound District, Sellers s»ld. Counting Cub fioout deo laaUui*. Utw* M* MB adult leaders, he continued. During the present membership drive elsewhere, each Scout is trying to get one new member. If interested adults were available, every Scout in the Mound District would probably be able to get his quota, Sellers emphasized. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. High today mid to high 90s; low tonight upper 50« to low 60s. MISSOURI: Generally fair thii. afternoon, tonight and Friday. Cooler extreme southeast this afternoon. Warmer north and central tonight; low tonight 55 southeast to around 60 northwest. High Friday upper 80s southeast to around W> northwest. Minimum yesterday—97. Minimum this morning—«T. Sunrise tomorrow—5'3B. Sunset today—fl:17. Precipitation U hours (7 *K. to T a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. t to date—JI.17. This Date tail Yew Mitxlmum yesterday—88,' Minimum this morning—70. Precipitation January 1 to <UI* — 17.11.

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