The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1955 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI-NO. 145 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS FAMILIAR SIGHT — Charles Abbott, the swift Chickasaw fullback, re-enacted this scene several times during: last night's 39-14 victory over Osceola here. In picture, Abbott is reeling off 36 yards In second quarter to set up Blytheville. touchdown. Osceola's Jerry Hill tries for the stop. (Courier News Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — A special American Legion committee has termed "utterly without foundation" charges that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization is comniy- nistic. Summarizing an 18-rnonth inv^es- tigation of the controversial TJ r^ ( affiliate, the six-member group said- in its report: j "UNESCO is not favorable toward world government is -not atheistic and ... is in no sense [ or degree communistic." * j The special group thus placed j itself at odds with the legion's: Americanism commission which has said it has evidence there are number of Communist sympathizers in UNESCO. The 40,000-word report was made last May 5 to the Legion's national executive committee which - 11 months ago refused 51-6 to send a representative to the U.S. Commi.- sion for UNESCO. A printed cop; of the report became available today. The report is destined for-sub-, mission to the Legion's national} convention in Miami, Pla., 'Del. I 10-13 where it may stir up a fight. over acceptance or rejection. | Seaborn Collins, the Legion si national commander, was out of i town and couid not be reached/for: comment. ,* j To Convention j The report discussed more than! j two dozen charges against [ i UNESCO and said it found none to' i be borne out by facts. Among thej ; charges: j '_ 1. That Alger Hiss called in a . . . • Communist front organizaiton to senhower for an early second-term announcement they said will help them get better GOP j help the state Department plan 1 candidates in state and national races. { UNESCO. Hiss is a former state; In advance of a breakfast conference with the President the GOP chairmen who flew ; Department official who served ; here last night from Washington were unanimous in expressing belief Eisenhower will run j ^"n^"^."^/^ p a s?edgovern-; ! merit secrets to a prewar Scvioii -* The President ha- left this ques-j spy r j ng . The leaibn committee j lion up in the air with a declara- sa id "there is no'record of any) tion that the condition of his health] activity by Mr. Hiss in connection! "•with the formation of UNESCO."! [ 2. That the late Harry Dexter ! White, onetime high treasury official described by Airy. Gen Brownell as a Russian espionage j agent, gave particular attention to the establishment of UNESCO at GOP Leaders Pressure Ike For 2nd Term Announcement By JACK BEI.L DENVER iAP) — Republican slate chairmen built up pressure today on President Ei- 1 Legion Gives UNESCO Clean Bill UN Body Not Communistic, Committee Says Bonn Stands Pat On Prisoner Issue Russia's Bid to Establish Relations Is Turned Down By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) — West Germany reiterated emphatically today in a storm session with Soviet leaders that it would not establish diplomatic relations with Russia until the German prisoner of war question is settled. Heinrich von Brentano, West German foreign minister, stated the German position anew in a meeting at Spiridonovka Palace that lasted more than three hours. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer emerged grim-faced from the working session, without comment. Von Eremano spoke after Soviet| have answered that no one in West! but that the German people looked Premier Nikolai Bulganin said thej Germany would think of speaking j on them with disgust and added Soviet Union is not holding any- with such a great power as the! "Soviet troops when on German German prisoners of war but has! Soviet in its custody 9,626 "war criminals whose sentencing was a humanitarian act." ' Union from a position of German people themselves. The positions of the two governments after today's session was announced at a news conference presided over by Leonid Ilyichev, Soviet Foreign Office press officer. Bulgamn set the tone of the openinsr working meeting when he! new relationship. Adenauer's warned by implication that Ger--| sition from the first has been that! soil also committed certain acts." strength. "Who Is To Blame" Bulganin then emphasized again Nikita S. Khrushchev, Soviet the Soviet stand that German re-i Communist party chief, answered unification as a question for thej sharply that he categorically de- j nied Soviet troops committed any again. Reds' Arms Query Puzzles Committee By FRAXCJS W. CARPEXTKR UNITED NATIONS. N. V. iAP) — U. N. disarmament subcommittee members puzzled today over a Russian query whether President Eisenhower's blueprint exchange plan means conventional as well as nuclear arms. The question was put bctfon; the •}• subcommittee lust inclit by Soviet Delegate Arkftdy A. Sobolev. Harold E. Stassen, disiinnamc-iii ad- visfir to Eisenhower, did .not answer at the time. Later American circles said they did not understand what Sobolev meant. It was the flr?t time 'he Ru.v-ian delegate has asked a direct, question in the talks here about the Elsenhower plan. He kept silent on Moscow's attitude toward the plan. FIRST EXTRY—The Paducah, Ky., Jaycees. v:ho annually sponsor an entry in the National Cotton Picking Contest's beauty pageant has come up with the first entry this year. She is Miss Patricia Ann Foley, 19, of Pembroke, Ky. Patricia Anne is a student at Murray State Teachers Coliege, Murray. Ky. Winner of the pageant will be awarded a $250 cot- ion wardrobe, an expense-pa id trip to Havana and a 10-day modeling course in Memphis. Second prize will be a $200 wrisuvatch and third prize will be a 4-piece set of luggage. Joiner, SeMo Men Are Killed Two Lose Lives In Auto Wreck Near Lepanto I | LEPANTO — Two men d:ed as a : documents showed the asency^wasi rcsim of in j ur i e s received in a car-; many should not attempt to bargain from a position 01 strength "If someone speaks from such a position." he was quoted as saying, "there is no sense in negotiations here. 1 ' Emphasized Stand Adenauer was then reported to The Russians have also been in-! atrocities on German soil. He stim? that an exchange of am- called Adenauer's remark "offen- bassadors with West Germany! sive" and said "it compelled me to make this statement." Then he added: "Who is to blame that these people failed to return to their relatives? If many Germans per- with West Germany should be the first step in the the war prisoners return must be negotiated as a first step. In the heated exchange, Bulganin ished and even more Russians said the Germans still held" had! died, who is to blame? We didn't been convicted of serious atrocities! against the Soviet people. Adenauer said there had been atrocities committed under Hitler cross the border. It was not we who started the war." Soviet troops thai, continued hos- See BO.V& on Page 8 Dick Payne Elected By I Toastmasters and the slate of the world nnd the nation will determine his decision at Ihe proper time. Before they left Washington, the chairmen sent Eisenhower a message saying they were "looking forward to supporting you again in I05fi" and adding: "We like Ike better than ever." National Chairman Leonard W. Hall told a news conference here. not established at San Francisco, i tr ~ U ck crash ~at the junction of state : last mcht he looks for the same ; but at London, and that White had! highways 135 and 118 near here- iickct as ,m 19a2. including Vice no t "the remoti President Nixon. He said he think? 'will San Francisco mittee said a. in 1945. The com-1 smdv of UNESCO! any Domo-i fin 1956i by a' than he- did in ,. and that While had; highways 135 and l •test connection ' with! early this morning. Another was i >'• j critically injured. ' Report on Publications [ James Harmon. 37, of Senath. As for UNESCO publications, the! died instantly in the crash and Mel-, report, said they ranged from "the' ford Franks. 25. of Joiner, died • T „ .. , .... boring- to ... the interestmelv in-; later in a Memphis hospital. I Hall sa,a_lt appear, to mm that; formative< ,. but were - as subver .| Another Critica , ; sive at worst as the taies of Hansj E _ c AHrpd of Padpll- M iss.. | Christian Andersen.' j passeneer in the car driven by! The special committee - author-1 Frnnks ~ W3S cr uicallv injured and Eisenhower rrntic nominee creator margin 1952." US and Red China Agree On Release of Civilians GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Red China reached final agreement today on the release of American civilians. The agreement was reached at the 14th meeting between U. S. Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson and Red Chinese Ambassador Wang Ping-nan. A Red Chinese spokesman said* • alter the meeting negotiations on| . ,.. ... the question of detained civilians: H|yfnCYlll6 TrOITtOnj Bride of Five Days Loses Life in Crash Near Harrisburg p had been concluded and the talks f j would continue on the second item! of the agenda. ! Details of the agreement are to j be disclosed jointly by the two! BULLETIN GENEVA <.-P. — Red China announced today that Americans now in China are being: freed to return home—10 of them "within a few days." A bride of onlv five davs lost her life in an automobile Gov. Averell Harriman ,.01 New York is "coining forth strongly ns> a presidential candidate" but he; "doesn't care" whom the Demo-j Fides ni 4 p.m. — 11 a.m. EST —! in what an American spokesman; . described as a -substantial an-! accident near Harrisburg yesterday and a three-year-old niece nouncemem." of her husband has yet lo recover from a coma which she- suffered as a result of the collision. Meet Again Wednesday The ambassadors: who have been meeting at intervals since Aug. 1, oi Conventional Only It was recalled the United States already has said the Eisenhower proposals included eonvemionnl armaments, such ns ordinary puns and cannon. Sia.^son is expected to try to clear up the question when the subcommittee resumes meetings next Tuesday. Sobolev also asked Stnssc-n what the United States meant by pht-ing a reservation on all plans on disarmament before the Geneva conference. Sobolev asked whether this meant the United States has disavowed these plans and has gone back on the work of 10 years. Stassen repeated his explanation that the reservations meant ihe United States is not, now reaffirming the plans or discard me them, but is holding them on the shelf while study is being made to see whether the presence of atomic weapons can be detected by scientific devices and what controls can be instituted. Dick Payne is new president Blytheville's Toasimasters Club. Other new officers, who will be installed Oct. 13. include Marvin Razor, vice president; Bill McCaughey. vice president; Toler Buchanan, secretary; Bill Racier, treasurer; Jimmy Richardson, sergeant nl arms. Lerov Middlcton. Wallace Smith and Carl Wickland were inducted as new members. Bill Hrnbovsky is outgoing president. crats nominate. Meeting ized by-the 1953 and 1954 legion j j s j n Baptist Hospital'in Memphis. ! agreed to meet again Wednesday Worthwhile" Sue Jobe Enters Hospitality Contest Miss Sue Jobe. ruimerup, in this year's Miss Blytheville contest, is representing Blytheville in the "Miss Hospitality" contest at tonight's professional football game in Little Rock. Sue is being sponsored by the Blytheville Jaycees. sponsors of the Miss Blytheville contest. A student at Memphis Stale, she was accompanied to Little Rock by her mother, Mrs. Paul Jobe. Winner of the "Miss Hospitality" contest will be crowned between halves of the New York Giant-Chicago Bears football game at War Memorial Stadium tonight. , The contest Is sponsored by the Little Rock Jaycees. Postmaster Indicted LITTLE ROCK Ml — Mrs. Rcba M. Swaim, 53, postmaster at Aly in Yell County, has been indicted by a Federal Grand .Jury on a charge of embezzling $279 in postal funds. First Cold Front Hits Midwest n\ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The season's first big cold front bore down on the Midwest from Canada today breaking a brief but record hea: wave. Litiht snow fell in Cut Bank. Mont., and the mercury slid to 33 decrees as the big chill moved in. Chicago, which sweltered in 951 degree heat Friday, a record high] for the date, awaited a near record low reading in the 40s by Sunday morning. Temperatures were abnormally high in the advance of the cold front. A few points in eastern Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin had overnights lows in the 80s. Along the West Const, early morning readings were in the 50s. Scattered showers and thundershowers sprinkled an area from southeastern Colorado northeastward to the Upper Great Lakes region. Although he said he expected no! announcement .by the President of hi-- intentions he regards the meeting with the state chairmen as worthwhile because 'whenever you meet with the President, you come away with something of value." Some GOP chairmen hadr.'i give.* up hope Eisenhower would, indicate by his actions, if not by his words, that he is ready to head the 1956 ticket unless there are unforeseen developments. Several state leaders said an early announcemer* would help: them considerably in getting the; election campaign under way. Sev-' eral said they have found-political-! ly attractive prospects, whom they would like to have on their ticket! fo/ state and congressional offices,! conventions — said a search of! state trooper Wayland Spear re- ; 10 years of Communist Daily Work- porte d the accident occurred about; 1:15 a.m. today when the truck 1 Dead is Mrs. Ethel Marie Powell, coma at 11 a.m. today, they report- Lamey, 19, who had made her home driven ! er editions turned up ."surprisingly ' few" references to UNESCO The Leeion group said Russia) the Franks' car. had had no part of UNESCO until" last year. )rt was signed by Chair- j. '' Spe... commander from Iowa who now; {ravelin 1 lives in New York City, and the; and tne= car Wfis soins east on five other members: Jacob Ark of; Highway 118 The 'accident look New York. Paul M. Herbert of; p i ace eight miles £0llth of Lepanto Ohio, Rev. Gordon L. Kidd of New! an d three miles ea?t of Tyronza. See LEGION on Pape 8 ed. Lamey Said to Be OK Lamey was admitted to the Harrisburg hospital, but doctors said preliminary examination showed no serious injuries and they expect to release him today. morning. in this area all her life. Under a previous understanding,! She and her husband of Tuesday settlement of the question of] —Perry Lamey — were returning Harmon collided with ; detained civilians would automatic-! from their honeymoon in Hot ally take the talks to the other! Springs. Both went into a ditch and broke' item of the agenda: "Other prac-j Tney picked up Lamey's niece .. utility pole causing a several- : tical matters at issue between the, Rebecca Joyce Griffin, in McCrory] Mrs. Lamey was dead on arrival The report was signed by Chair-; hoilr power failure in the area. i two sides." ! and were bringing her to Steele! a't the hospital. man Ray Murphy, former national; Spenr reported tne mick wa? ! The Re d Chinese have been an-: wnere srie Lives." Rebecca was taken ] Another car was involved in the north on Highway 135 xious since the talks opened to' lo a Harrisburg hospital where she ! wreck, but its occupants—two young failed to regain consciousness. ' men from Harrisburg—were not in- Doctors there said her condition) Jured. is serious, a description reiterated! Lamey. originally from. McCrory, . „ , , bv officials at Baptist Hospital in now works in Indianapolis, Ind. and Allred were taken to , '" rno T "' r ™ ~->"™" ' - H Baptist Hospital in a Murphy am- i bulance and were listed a? critical- j ly injured. The hospital later reported that Franks died at 7:20. Hotel Is Scene Of Small Fire A fire in a closet on the second this morning. . The semi-trailer truck was owned by L. R. Raney Seed and Feed Company of Senath. : lertch ihis item, under which they' ' might bring up anything from increased trade with the West to a Formosa sen lenient or admission to the Uniiod Nations. , Number Fluctuates j A similar delayed announcement! at the end of ihe last meeting of I the ambassadors on Sept. 6' if his where gh morning . she hadn't recovered from taken thls the One of these. Chairman Wendell' wh-u Kowboy Kapers Show Is Today "Kowboy Kapers", western vaudeville show, starring Chuck Wyatt and His Kowboy Karavan will be presented at 3 p. m, Saturday at the Btytheville Armory. Sponsored by Company M. Bl.v- llieville's unit of the Arkansas National Gunrd, the show . fcntures western singers, comedians nnd ropers. Many Blylheville merchtmts have Ivee tickets for distribution to youn- He Sen. Morse, after canvassing sentiment in Oregon, from his r ecent attacks onf nee ment was sent to the scene. from his recent attacks on the ] Chief Head said it would be dif- President "nnd start having some! fJcult to estimate damage immedi- See GOP on Page 8 ately. reported Chinese readiness tc let 12 civilians go home, the first positive result of the talks which opened Autr. 1. Johnson originally presented Wang a list of some 40 Americans in prison, under house arrest or : : denied exit permits. The exact I number involved fluctuated from : time to time as the circumstances | of the persons concerned changed. Wreckage of B29 Found; All Aboard Are Feared Lost TOKYO I.-P — The U. S. Air Force said tonight there were apparently no survivors of the 13 B29 crewmen Superior! CALGARY. Alta inch of snow fell and last night. It melted as it hit the streets. willing to release was imprisoned or under house arrest. Two of them Wane said, had not applied ,for exit permits, Ihe issue was now (# — Nearly an! narrowed down essentially to the here yesterday j release of 25 Americans in prison 'Should Have Fired MacArthur Earlier'-Truman missing in their __ None of the 12 persons the [since Thursday night. Chinese said Tuesday they were The Air Porce said an unope ned parachute found 80 miles south of Miyako Island belonged to the missing plane. Miyako is some 200 miles southwest of Okinawa.. Unopened rafts, oxygen bottles nnd flight box lunches were found Friday in the same area. Air Force, Navy and civilian search units are fanned out over a 20,000-squa re-mile a rea. The plane was last heard from at 8 p.m. Thursday while on a routine run. almost and three others under house ar- I rest. CHICAGO (fl— Former President; duct of the Korean Wai- Truman says he wishes he had A questioner asked why U. fired Gen, Douglas MacArthur two years sooner. That, he said, Is the only "repentance" he has had for removing: MncArthur as, supreme com mander in Korea April 11, 1951. The 71-year-old Truman, who recently canceled two California speeches, reportedly because of his health, made the statement In a qiiesllon-and-nnswer period following: an address before the Executives Club of Chicago yesterday. The former president fired MacArthur on grounds he was "unable to give wholehearted support" lo Ihe pollries of the U. N, and Ihe Truman administration in Uic con- N. forces in Korea did not drive to Uie Yalu River "as MacArthur said they could 1 ' instead of halting at the 38th Parallel. "MacArthur never wns ordered to stop at the 38th Parallel." Truman retorted. "There were a million and a half Chinese between him and the Ynlu River and he couldn't get through them." U. N. forces had reached the Yalu earlier in he war, only to be forced back when China entered the conflict. A MacArthur aide in New York said there woulri be no immediate p not making kings in Missouri, T comn:enl. fivr.i the general on Tru-j can tell you that." man's remarts. ' D*S»pio's New York office later Still plugging Adlai E. Stevenson, issued a statement quoting Truman for president, Truman told a newsj as saying, "when I made that re- conference that New York's Car-' mine DeSapio Is not a "king maker" in Truman's home state Missouri. DeSapio, head of the New Y rk City Democratic organization, reportedly favors Gov. Averell Harriman of New York for a presidential candidate. Asked if he regarded DeSapio as a "king maker"—n figure powerful enough to make or break n possible candidate—Truman replied: "I don't know anything about making kings in New York—he's mark it was meant to be facetious. I referred to Mr. DeSapio as lead- of er of New York in the same sense I that I retain for myself the leader | ' ship of Missouri. But seriously, in no sense are either of us king makers." Truman reiterated he would not accept the 1956 Democratic nomination under tiny circumstances. He said Stevenson telephoned him from New York and. that ' told him if he announced for president I would be for him." Truman described Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas, who bolted the 1952 Democratic convention as Se« TRUMAN OB P»f« • School Ends " TEXARKANA, Tex. Iff) — The first Negroes admitted to a previously all-white school here have been enrolled in Sacred Heart Ca- thredal classes. The rector, Rev. Walter Bojnle- wlcz, said yesterday the four Negro children, all Catholics are in the first, second and fourth grade*. There is a Catholic church for Negroes here but no Catholic school Mtcliwlvely for Umn. Mrs. Lamey leaves her husband; her mother, Mrs. Pearl Powell; four brothers. Travis Powell. Joe Powell, James Powell., Jon,esboro, Ga., Lacey Powell, Jonesboro ,Ga.; one sister, r^trs. Mary Lee Garrett, Siluria, Ala. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of God with the pastor, the Rev. L. A. Holt, officiating. Burial is to be in Dogwood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, cooler Sunday afternoon. Monday partly cloudy and mild. High this afternoon mid 90s, low tonight upper 50s to low 60s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy with shifting winds, scattered thunderstorms, and much cooler west and north portions this afternoon; fair and continued hot southeast; clearing north and partly cloutly south tonight with scattered thunder, storms southeast; Sunday partly cloudy southeast and fair elsewhere; continued cool; low tonight 40s extreme northwest to upper 50s southeast; high Sunday low 70i northwest to near 80 southeast. Minimum yesterday—97. Minimum this morning—M. Sunrise tomorrow—5:40. Sunset today—6:15. Mean temperature—82.5. Precipitation 24 houn (7 «,». M T a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—M.IT. This I»te Kit Yeir Maximum yesterday—92. Minimum this morning—80. Precipitation January 1 lo d*M •• MM,

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