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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Ot HORTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI6SOUW VOL. LI—NO. 148 filythnllle Courier . Blythevllle DtUy N«m Blyth«vill« Herald Mississippi v»ll»y Uwter BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MON.DAY, SEPTEMBER 12, J1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVS CENTS Release of 10 Prisoners By Reds Awaited By DAVID J. ROADS • HONG KONG (AP) — Jubilant relatives began collecting in this British crown colony today to await arrival of 10 American civilians whose quick release has been promised by Red China. It was not known just when the» -• • •• • •—' 10 would cross the border into Hong Kong, but a Peiping radio broadcast indicated they may already be heading for freedom. When their release was decided, three of the Americans' were be- lived to be in Peiping, three in Foochow, two in Canton, one in Chunking and one in Shanghai. Since all were expected to cross the border together, they would have to meet at some assembly point — probably Canton — for the train trip to Hong Kong. Mrs. Sue Buol, who arrived here from Taipei, said she "had not been able to sleep a wink' 1 since hearing that her husband. Lawrnce was among the 10. She said she had been busy since she got here checking "every possible avenue" for the date and time of her husband's arrival but she had "not been able to find out a darn thing." Mildred Lovegren, daughter of the Rev. Levi O. Lovegren, said she was "all-aglow" when she received a telegram yesterday from her father datelined Chungking, which read, "Expect me very soon." Awaiting Arrival Lovegren's wife also was await-! ing his arrival. She and Mildred have lived, in Hong Kong for the pnst three years, doing missionary n-ork among refugees. Other relatives waited back the States for the prisoners return. Five Injured In Two Wrecks Near Hayti Woman, Two M*n Hospitalized In 3-Car Crash PASSENGERS LIVED — Two passengers escaped the remains of the 1950 Ford shown above with lacerations of the face and body when the car was struck from behind near Hayti Saturday. •Hie car rolled over several times before coming to a halt upside down. Mrs. Cordie Mae Hula of Caruthersville was driving with W. A. Joplin of Caruthersville as a passenger. (Photo by Sanders) By SONNT SANDERS Courier News Correspondent HAYTI — Five persons were injured in two automobile wrecks near here early Saturday afternoon. Three were injured in a three-car accident which occurred at the Triangle Boat Club Road at the halfway point in the six mile stretch of U. 's. Highway 84 between Caruthersville and Hayti at 1:40 p.m. Mrs. Cordie Mae Hula, 38, Caruthersville waitress, received lacerations of the body. Russell Vernon Hannah, 27, Hayti laborer, sustained a head fracture, thigh bone fracture and a gash above (he left eye. W. A. Joplin, Sr.. 67, Caruthers. ville farmer, a passenger in Mrs. oj Hula's car, received lacerations of the face. In Yonkers, N.Y., Mrs. Adele! In a 2 p.m. accident at the western edge of Hayti. William Walter Petty, 42, and Luther Petty. 32, both farm laborers of near here, received minor facial cuts. she recently had a "long letter''* Missouri Highway Patrol troop- from her husband and that he! ers said the three car accident hap- Austin Rickett, herself a prisoner in Red China for three years, expressed happiness that her husband Waller is among the 10. She said "seemed fine." pened like this: The 35-year-old graduate student. ^j rs _ Hula made a left turn and who praised the Reds when ?he Hannah's 1950 black Buick. which was freed last February and was described by U.S. officials as "thoroughly brainwashed," said, "I made the comments then and t=till have the same feeling." Negotiations at Geneva between representatives of the United States and Red China involved blue Ford hit the left side of the, . ,_,.--- _, » » Buick, causing the Ford to turn | The President's precedents-et.*- nround and stop in a ditch. The i ting conference here over the Hannah car skidded 329 feet, ac- wee kend with the Republii qboui 41 Americans in all. Free lo Leave The Chinese first announced that 12 Americans against whom no foimal charges had been placed v.ere free to leave when they ihose^ Then they announced tha t 10 others in prison or under house arrest would be let go in a few days A joint U.S.-Red Chinese announcement said machinery had been established so the other 19 could "expeditiously exercise their right" to go home. A source in Geneva said the Communists hnd declared their willingness to re- leaf e all the American civilians "in due course." The Communists' official New Cninp News Agency sa id today the derision to release the 10 was made in consideration of their of- I'enses and their "fairly good" behavior while in prison. It gave this report on their cases; ' The Rev, Harold W. Rigney, 54. See REDS on Page 12 was on the wrong side of the road, trying to pass, smashed into the rear of the car, causing Mrs. Hula's 1950 black Ford to turn over several times before stopping upside down in a ditch. Hannah's car skidded and a 3954 Humphrey Tells World Bonk: U.S. Aim--to Keep Free World Prosperity High ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — U. S. Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey told the free world's economic leaders today prosperity runs high outside the Iron Curtain and U. S. policy is aimed at keeping it that way. * He spoke to 300 delegates at the opening session of the 10th annual meeting of the board of governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The annual reports of the 58- nation bank and fund were released simultaneously. They noted record breaking economic activities in most parts of the non-Communist world. The optimism, was tempered, however, by inflationarj threats found in some places. Eugene R. .Black, president oi the bank, warned less-developed countries against overexpansion that might cost economic stability Ike's Health Factor In 2nd Term Plans By JACK BELL DENVER (AP) — Republican strategists said today President Eisenhower's own evaluation of his health next spring may determine largely whether he runs for a second term. ' . cording to skid marks, before stopping. Front and left side of the Buick was damaged. Speeding Claimed The right fender of the Ford wasj chairmen of 48 states, the Dis of Columbia and Hawaii left tech-! nically unanswered the S64.000J question of whether he will run j again next year. ] But many of those who attended j damaged. Driver of the Ford was j reached this conclusion: SJCoofer Truck Driver Found Dead in Yard Charles Townsend, 33. Caruthers- viile used car dealer, who was not injured. Highway Patrolmen said the cars were going in excess of 65 miles per hour. Mrs. Hula said she gave a hand signal. The cars were all headed in the direction of Hayti. Hannah said he had been in Caruthersville talking with Townsend about buying the 1954 blue Ford and that Townsend was following him to show him hpw it would run. Hannah said they were not racing. Townsend said that Hannah passed him and squeezed in too closely between the cars. Investigators were Troopers Ed See WRECK on Page 12 Pressure for Red China In U.N. Is Increasing By JOHN* M. 1UGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of more friendly behavior on the part of the Chinese Communists will increase pressure in the United Nations to give Red China a seat, diplomatic experts predicted today. American and British officials art? confident that a showdown on the issue, on which Washington ana London are basically divided, cnn be n voided again this year in the U.N. General Assembly meeting: which opens next week. Eu! even the most optimistic no side understandings' in the agreement. Press Officer Henry Suydam -'aid, "We expect it to be done. We have no reason to doubt that it will be done." The Geneva talks which produced the decisions on release of have grave doubts that the prob-j vious agreement almost any issue lem can be put off again nextj of jpommon interest to Peiping and Washington may be raised by either U.S. Ambassador U. Alexis •Johnson or China's Wang Ping- May Be Alive Johnson is expected to press for infrrmation on almost 500 American soldiers who disappeared during the Korean War and some of whom may still be alive in Chi- IIPSC prisons. But the Peiping radio said only yesterday that this idea "has been proved by facts to be pure fabrication." Other issues which may be brought up include Korea, Formosa, the possibility of a general International conference on the Far East t and Secretary of State Dulles' request for a declaration from the Red Chinese government renouncing the use of 'force. Discussion of these issues may go on for months. They will provide a further testing of Red China's policies. . They will also afford opportunities for Red China to create a more favorable world year if the Chinese continue to improve their relations with other countries. The latest step was their agreement announced at Geneva to let all American civilians still held in Rea China, including those in prison, come home. There u'as a parallel, f a c.e saving assurance that Chinese in this country who wish to do so could go to Red China. They have actually been free for months to go to Red China, and many have done so. Can Give The United States «lso agreed that the Indian Embassy could give resistance to any Chinese who did not feel he could get a fair deal by contacting United States government authorities directly. Similarly, Red China agreed that the British Embassy could assist Americans Cuitflin. behind the Bamboo The State Department said it w»s "delighted that all the Amer- iCKn civilians in China are going to be permitted to leave," nnd said there art "no bidden mean-1 public opinion. If the President feels next spring; COOTER — Earl Hall, 54-year- that he can take on four morel old truck driver, was found dead years in the White House without Sunday morning about nine o'clock danger of physical incapacitation. I in the front yard at the J. B. Mc- he will be a candidate. Republicans who t alked with Eisenhower spoke of his outward physical fitness and reported his "bubbling enthusiasm" about Republican party prospects next year, They said they think the odds are heavy that he will run again. Wants to Wait Geurge k i n n e a r. Washington state chairman, put it succinctly when he said in an interview he believes Eisenhower wants to determine for himself several months from now whether his physical stamina is such that he can withstand another four years of the kind of strain to which he has been subjected. "The mere fact that he is keeping himself in tiptop shape supports the theory that he would like to run agtr'n to carry out his program," Kinnear said. Ray Bliss, Ohio state chairman, said he thinks while Eisenhower's appraisal of his health is a major factor, he agrees with GOP strategists who think it is too early for the President to say what he intends to do in 1956. Not Much Help Eisenhower wasn't of much help in his weekend, conference with the state chairmen. He spoke about the philosophy of the Republican party but when he got down, to the second term question fyc was so elusive nobody was sure" just what he meant. He said he likes the GOP "more than ever." But he said it is not and should not become—as even the most ardent party, leader now; concedes privately—"dependent on' one man." He said that "humans are frail —and they are mortal." For this reason, he said the Clure home, three doors from the Hall residence. Hall had resided Cooler thirteen years. Hall's .38 caliber pistol was lying near his body. Coroner John German of Hayti stated that, a final report on his death will await ballistic test of the gun in that no one was reported to have seen Hall commit the act. Members of the McClure family heard the shot, but thinking, it might be a truck backfiring, it was a few minutes before they noticed Hall's body in the yard. They informed other neighbors. Mrs. Hall stated that her husband had left -their home a short time before nine o'clock. She stated that he had been in ill health for some time suffering a kidney ailment, also that he continually worried over debts he owed. Hall is survived by his wife and their two sons. Earl, 10, and Harold, 8, and a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Arthur Pierce of Winter Park, Fla. Also surviving are his father, Emmet t Hall of Linnville, Tenn., one brother, Roy of Abington, Va., three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Colvin of Columbia, Tenn., Mrs. Marshall Sparks of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Walter Spoontz of Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. from the Church of Christ in .Steele conducted by Alton James, pastor. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Howard Funeral Service of Blytheville in charge. Baruch Cited NEW YORK tfl — New York City said the party mem-l cited Bernard M. Baruch yester- never "pin your flag dfl y as a "distinguished American bers should so tightly to one mast that if a ship sinks you cannot rip tioff and nail it to another." Catholic Services To Bt in New Chape/ Father Amos Enderlin, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, will not begin services at Blytheville Air Force Base until the new chapel there is completed, probably around Nov. 1, it was announced today. Until that time, Chaplain Don M«xfield stated, Catholic personnel will attend services at Immaculate Conojipttoo. whose dedication to the cause of world peace and freedom has gained him the gratitude and re- -spect of all peoples," Mayor Robert F. Wagner presented the citation to the 85-year-old financier at the 15th annual observance of I Am An American Day. Black urged governments to'allow private enterprise to undertake development projects whenever possible. In his speech today Humphrey said: At Record Levels Bonn, Soviet Ministers Fail to Break Deadlock Adenauer and Bulganin Meet Today to Discuss Major Issues By RICHARD X. O'MALLEY MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign ministers of the Soviet Union and West Germany met for an hour and a half today and a German spokesman said afterward no agreement had been reached on subjects dividing the two nations. Felix von Eckardt, West German spokesman, said the foreign ministers will make separate reports at this afternoon's meeting of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Premier Nikolai Bulganin. Foreign Minister Heinrich von* • Brentano and V. M. Molotov met ^^ Ark-Mo Power Co. Tells of Changes In Organization to discuss "concrete proposals" to be presented later to Adenauer and[ Bulganin. While Von Eckardt declared no progress had been made and that basically the normalization talks were at the same place they were when they opened last Friday, a somewhat more optimistic view was advanced by Leonid Ilyichev, tht- Soviet press chief. Ilyichev told reporters the foreign ministers had a sincere exchange of opinions and "judging from the fact they decided to report to their heads of government, one can judge that there were some results." Still Far Apart Von Eckardt said the two countries were still just as far apart as ever on such questions as the German war prisoners, reunification and .means of establishing normal relations. A iuil session of both delegations was scheduled for the afternoon. The German delegation has tentatively scheduled its departure for Wednesday. A spokesman told reporters the next 24 hours probably would show whether the parley was dead or not. The outlooK appeared gloomy. The positions of the two govern"Business activity is at record ments on the two main questions l.evels throughout most of the; chancellor Konrad Adenauer had world. World trade is at a high! pose d—the prisoners and reunifi- snd healthier volume. Prices are: ca tion—were just as far apart as more stable There has beenj a ^ ^ ne Oll tset of the conference. a sharp reduction in government-i soviet Premier Bulganin de- ally imposed barriers to financial and trade transactions. —"Genuine progress has thus been mad 2 during these 10 years (since the founding of the bank and fund in 1946) toward the fund's objectives of strengthening economies, removing restrictions, and promoting a more realistic and freer system of healthy exchange and trade. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. today announced a number of changes in its organization. It attributed them to "exceptionally rapid growth and expansion." The company will: 1. Divide its Blytheville district into two units; 2. Reassign certain key personnel, and 3. Acquire additional office space for its home offices here. clared at the grim Saturday ses- slon that he considered it "inexpedient*' to discuss the prisoner question and that he wanted the East German regime to take part' prime reason for ^organizational Firm Credits Air Base In Expansion Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., today credited Blytheville Air Force Base as a principal factor in "just about doubling" in size and facilities of the company's Blytheville district. Extension of natural gas facilities to Dell, Manila, LgacnvUle and Monette was offered as another such talks. and expansion work. Stumbling Block In the Blytheville district alone, Adenauer has. reiterated through the company is serving approxi- hls foreign minister that he re- mately 15,000 customers, nearly 2,000 gards the prisoner problem as a In the United States, we have sturn bling- bloc in the roa'd to enactec a three-year extension of] the rciprocal trade agreements | program, permitting a gradual and' realistic approach to increasing; tually beneficial trade . . .umeao! Most important of all. we have strengthened and increased the. high level of economic activity in: the United States, vided an increase world's goods Basis for Continued Growth See BON'tf on Fa£e 12 of which are natural gas users added during the past four years. Leachville Woman Killed s, and thus pro- : J I A/ I ;d demand for the j ft yy fQ^K Mrs. Nadine Clas-ton ,a former "The over-all prospect is thatj L< , ac hville resident, was killed the dollars available to foreign countries should provide a basis for a continued gro%vth in mutually tually beneficial trade The value 01 our total imports of goods in 1954 was more than 60 Per cent above the 1947-49 level, and in 1955 our imports are still higher ..." The World Bank and the fund an automobile accident Saturday night in' Nashville, Tenn., it was learned here today. Mrs. Clayton had been making her home in St. Louis for the past year. She was 30 years old. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hairy Nunnery, Leachville; two daughters, Sharon and Susan Clayton and two sons, Jerry and are lending agencies created after| Diu : v clavton , all of Leachville; iho ,,,„,. .„ !,„!„ ,.=*,„„ „„„„,„„!,. sij . j. lsterS| - E)la p Anderson, Granite City, 111., Mrs. Buleah Buck, Ferguson, Mo., Mrs. Ocie Lee Pierce, Flint, Mich., Mrs. Naomi Mize, Leachville., Lu Ann and Barbara Jean Nunnery, Leachville. Services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at Pawheen General Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Leachville Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. Pallbearers will include C. L. Giles, Robert Sharp. Pete Sharp, Milford Cox, Robert Reeves and Paul Cude. the war to help restore economic activity. In its I0th anniversary report the bank said that "given an adequate measure of economic" and political stability, the prospect is for further expansion in economic activity and improvements in living standards." The fund, although noting the rise oi inflation in some Latin- American nations, and trade balance difficulties in Great Britain end most nonindustrial nations "Further considerable progress has been made in the direction of freer and less discriminatory trade Increases in impor which liberalization measures havej permitted have, in general, not created balance of payment difficulties . . . Further Lowering of Tariffs "It appears there will be fuither lowering of (U.S.) tariffs and other barriers to trade . . . Prospects for continued improvement (in trade) are, in general, goocl." The fund noted exceptional production increases in Great Britain, France, Western Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Italy and Norway in 3954. It said Japan and Mexico had outstanding achievements to report in checking inflation rnd restoring their currencies and trade to sound 'levels. The World Bank said its loan commitments were at a record level of 410 million dollars in the fiscal year which ended June 30. Since it started, the bank has iihcie loan commitments, in 37 countries totaling 12,300,000,000. >i2 Traffic Cases Fill Municipal Court Docker Terry Not Candidate for Re-election Council two years ngo with the ... . primary purpose of working in M ISi. t S"JS S?X the interest of seeing the city g et Third Ward Alderman E. M. (Buddy) Terry, who is complet- cil said today he will not run for re-election In November. In a statement to the Courier titn, itrrt Mid bt no lor U» * new sewer system . This, he pointed out, now seem* WoodroR' Sanders, charged with leaving the scene of an accident, was fined $100 in Municipal Court this morning. Fifty dollars of the fine will be suspended during good behavior. Charlie Ford forfeited bond of $111.75 on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Leon Hunter, charged with a similar offense, appealed his case to Circuit Court. His bond was set at $150. Charles C. Morgan forfeited a »10 bond on a speeding charge and James Rodgers forfeited a $5 bond, on a charge of running a red traffic light. In state cases heard this morning, Horace Williams forfeited bond of $19.75 on a speeding charge. J. W. Spain forfeited a J19.75 bond on a similar charge. Charles W. Doss was found guilty of his second offense of driving while under the influence of Intoxicating liquor within the pa»t year. He was fined $2*0 and 30 days In jail. 1100 of the fine is to be suspended on good behavior and 19 days of the Jail sentence was »u«- The company moved its home offices from Broadway and Main to its present Fifth Street location in 1948. Its local payroll now' runs over half a million dollars annually, company spokesmen said. In addition to its general office, it maintains in Blytheville a transformer repair shop, meter department, auxiliary generating plant, two district line and tree trimming crews, and a billing department. The month billing handles department each more than 50,000 bills for the 26 local and district offices which serve 24 Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri counties. BlythevUle district now will b« known as Blytheville-A and Blytheville-B districts. The latter will be supervised by J. V. Gates and vill include company operations in the towns of Manila, Leachville, Monette, Luxora, Osceofa and Wilson. Gates, a veteran with Ark-Mo, will maintain his headquarters in Blytheville. New Executive To manage the Blytheville proper area, Ark-Mo is bringing in & T. Jennings, who has been manager of the Mammoth Spring District. His promotion becomes effective as of Oct. i. R. M. (Bob) Jamison, industrial engineer for the company here for the past nine years, has been promoted to district manager at Mammoth Spring, succeeding Jennings. Addition of natural gas service and expansion of its other departments has led Ark-Mo to act to acquire more space for its home offices. The company has leased the second floor of the Health Building directly south of its present general office on North Pfith. Work has been started on remodeling the interior of the building \vhich will include ten offices, a reception room and model kitchen demonstration room. Offices for the new Blytheville-A district also will be located in the building. Due for remodeling soon, is the local service office of the company, in the downstars unit of the Tom Little building at Main and I Fifth. Memphis Mayor Frank Tobey Dies of Attack MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mayor Frank T. Tobey, 64, died yesterday before he could start a re-election campaign in which his successful plan to halt the Dixon-Yates power plant promised to be an issue. His announced opponent, former Mayor S. Watkins Overton, a Dixon- Yates foe, has criticized Tobey's action to build a municipal generating plant rather than accept private power through TVA lines. Tobey was stricken with a heart attack last. Wednesday. He slipped j into a coma Saturday and never regained consciousness. Funeral services were scheduled for this afternoon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, of which Tobey was an elder. Survivors include the widow, Kennett Festival Beg ins Tonight KENNETT—The week-long Kennett Fall Festival, with a "Parade of progress" theme, begins tonight. The Festival will combine livestock shows, homemaking exhibits and other traditional country fair features with a modern exhibit on atomic power plants from the American Museum of Atomic Energy at Oak Ridge, Tenn. Other features will include carnival rides, concession stands and wrestling matches. Leading the float parade will oe a 100-year-old calliope,' owned by Harry Shell, of Farmlngton. Uranium Mapt WASHINGTON (fl—For 50 cents, any would-be uranium prospector can ,uy a government map show- Ing areas known to be richest in the atomic-age ore. Secretary of the Interion McKay announced, availability to the public of the son and a daughter. Backed By Crump Tobey began his career in the Memphis city government in 1924 as chief of an engineering survey party. The late boss E. H. Crump backed Tobey, then a city commissioner, for mayor \vhen Overton split with Crump in 1953. Tobey was best known nationally for his part in the yearlong fight by public power advocates against the Dixon-Yates contract. With Tobey's death, Overton is rated a strong contender. He declined comment on whether he can or will change the city's present plans if elected. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. High this afternoon low to mid 80s, low tonight low to mid 50s. . MISSOURI — Fair through Tuesday; warmer north and west central this afternoon and over the entire state tonight and Tuesday; low tonight near 50 southeast to 60 northwest; high Tuesday lower 80s southeast to near 90 northwest. Maximum Saturday—93. Minimum Sunday—M. Minimum yesterday-r81. Minimum this morning—47. , Sunrise tomorrow— 3:41. Sunset today—fl:12. Mean temperature—S2.5. Precipitation 48 noun (7 a.m. to f a.m.)—.14. Precllptatlon Jin. 1 to dtt»-M.lf. Thii mte utt Year Maximum yesterday—N. Minimum this morning—M. PrccipltttioB January 1 to 4*1* <•» M.M.

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