The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 13, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 14T Blythevttle Courier Blytneville Dully New§ Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday - SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS CHECK FOR PINK BOLLWORMS — Inspector A. E. Harris and an associate are pictured as the» stopped a St. Louisan at Missouri's pink bollworm check station one mile north of the state line. Souvenir cotton stalks, pick sacks, bolls, etc., are taken from tourists entering Missouri at the point. Stations at Arbyrd and Neeleyville will be opened soon. Of 300 vehicles checked during the first ten hours of inspection, eight were relieved ol cotton. (Photo by Yeaier). 'Hatchet Committee' Named To Oust Morocco Sultan By JOSEPH E. DTNAN PARIS (AP) — Premier Edgar Faure's'cabinet today named a four-man "hatchet committee" to dispose Sultan Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa as the first step in a reform program for Morocco. The four ministers are to supervise the d ecision staled in a letter to the sultan from France's President Rene Coty. Coty promised the monarch an honorable exit and a generous financial annuity. . . : 4 This was France's answer to terms set by the sultan in an earlier letter to Coty, He demanded guarantee that pro-Nationalist former Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef, would not be restored to the throne. On this- point, according to reliable informants, the French government was vague, replying merely that France has no intention of reestablishing Ben Youssef Post Office Waste Scored by Solon CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) said today "many qualified observers believe 250 million dollars can be saved by elimination of waste" partment. If this is so, said the senator In* a speech prepared for the annual meeting of Associated Third Class Mail Users, "it is unfair to the taxpayer to do nothing about it and then require the users of the mails to pay for such waste through Increased rates." Johnston did not specify in his prepared remarks the time period Involved in the "waste" of 250 million dollars, but an accompany- in the Post Office De- Zoning Fight To Council Expected to Top Tonight's Agenda Latest zoning conflict to develop ing press release from his office j in regard to residential and commer- spoke in terms of that sum per year, jeial property in North Blytheville Johnston snid the Senate Post| w in t, e one "of the major items on Office and Civil Service Commit-j the agenda at City- Council meeting tee, which he heads, will make! tonight. an intensive investigation of the' petitions bearing 140 signatures which were circulated by opponents to construction of a grocery store and trailer court on Highway 61 near Highland will be presented to Council. The petition asks that Council take action on the building permit granted lor construction of the grocery department looking tor inefficiencies and ways to improve service "Ruinous Levels" He said the Eisenhower administration had put "the severest pressures" on Congress to raise: rates "to ruinous levels." i President Eisenhower and Postmaster General Smnmerfield have! and court and call a public hearing repeatedly urged a boost in rates to wipe out as much of the postal deficit as possible .The deficit was 362 million dollars in the recent financial year. on the issue. Petitioners will be represented before the Council by attorney Mar- most i cus Evrard and Graham Sudbury. The store and court are being Johnston said one question his committee would consider is whether the postal service should oe treated as "purely a business" c as a "service to all the people. Free Sen-Ices He said Congress had decided that numerous uneconomic services should be performed free, because of their worthwhile nature, and also that the department has a long list of nonpostal servii to handle. "We should stop calling the cost of these needed services a deficit," the senator said. "Post Office Department off I cials have made a bogey man of the postal deficit. "If they would only announce- as they should—that their department creates more in wealth, taxes and employment than any . other federal agency, people would realize that for millions spent, billions are earned." Osceo/o PTA Meets OSCEOLA — Osceola's Parent- Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the new school year In the elementary school building tonight at 7:30. , Following the meeting there will be a reception for new teachers of the Osceola School District. Dan Reid is 1955-56 president of the PTA. construction by L. D. Wade, owner of the property. Wade has stated that the property was commercial when he purchased it In 1946 and has been used as such since then. Other itesm of business expected to come up tonight include a report by the street committee concerning use of city surfacing equipment, consideration of new street projects and consideration of a new subdivision. Council meeting will start at 8 p.m. in Municipal Courtroom at City Hall. Dallas Schools Sued by NAACP DALLAS, Tex. lifl — A suit to force the .Dallas Independent School District to allow 28 Negro children to attend classes with white students near their homes was on file here today. Federal Judge William H. Atwell set a hearing in the suit, filed yesterday by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, for Friday morning. NAACP Atty. U. Simpson Tale said the Negroes tried to enroll in the white schools and were refused admission. Dr. W. T. White. Dallas school superintendent, said he planned to continue segregation in local schools while a study of the problem continued. 'Cotton Locking Vital Saks Factor' American cotton must bring three Actors to bear If 11 Is to sell abroad —merchandising, quality and competitive price—Foy Etchieson, Bly- thcvllle cotton buyer told members of Burdette's Agriculture Club last night. Of the three, lichieson stated, the Itst Ingredient Is going to be moat difficult to come by. "1 don't see how we can compete with MNttoo'a |i p*r 4t* labor which they uae to raise cotton. Then they can ship to Japan which uses H-ccnt per day labor to finish the cotton product. "There U no way our American mills can compete with th> type of low wage," he stated. Ktchieson also spoke on changinf trends In cotton production and the changing demand In regard to staple ia power. Moroccan Nationalists regard Ben Youssef, whom the French ousted and exiled two years ago, HS the legitimate ruler and Moulay Arafa as an usurper. The French have promised the Nationalists to bring Ben Youssef from Madagascar to France^ pending a final decision on his future. Approval Unanimous- The four men appointed by the cabinet are Vice Premier Gaston Palewski, Pierre July, minister for Tunisian and Moroccan affairs. Justice Minister Robert Schuman and Overseas Territories Minister Pierre-Henri Tcitgen. The plan to remove Moulay Arafa, replace him with a three- man regency and introduce new measures leading to more self-government for the protectorate was approved unanimously by the cabinet last night. A spokesman for the Nationalist Istiqlal party in Morocco predicted today that Moulay Arafa would leave voluntarily before the end of the week, probably on Friday. His prediction was in contradiction to a flat statement from the Sultan's palace that he is determined to stay. Morocco was generally quiet. Moderate nationalist leaders urged their followers to be patient, saying at least a partial victory was at hand. Terrorists had called for a general strike but response was slight. Primary Condition ,The. ouster of Moulay Arafa was the primary condition laid down by Moroccan nationalists for any settlement in the stormy North: African protectorate. French offi-i cials gave no indication of how! they expected to get the Sultan j out of the palace in Rabat. j Shortly after the Cabinet agreement was announced, spokesmen for Moulay Arafa said in Rabat: "In these circumstances, His Majesty once more has solemnly affirmed his determination to remain on the throne until God decides otherwise." Pierre July/ minister for Tuni- See MOROCCO on Page 5 Dock Strikes Hit All Of East Coast Walkouts At All Ports Are Called by ILA By JOHN BAUSMAN NEW YORK (AP) — Dock strikes spread along the East Coast today as the result of a bid by top union officials here to tie up shipping from Canada to the Mexican border. To back up its week-old strike in New York, the -.independent International Longshoremen's Assn. ordered 70,000 longshoremen in East and Gulf Coast ports to leave their jobs. The order was a desperate bid to interest the federal government in the union's long-standing- feud with the Waterfront Commission of New York harbor. In some ports longshoremen went along with' the order readily. In others, they hesitated. There were reports that observers expected most of the sympathy strikes that do develop to last only a day or so. During the night, strikes were called in Philadelphia; Wilmington, Del.; Boston; »nd Jacksonville, Fla. Must Be Approved In other ports union leaders said any sympathy strike would have to be approved by the locals involved. At Halifax. N.S.. a union official said he had received the ILA's telegram., "which I understand is a strike order." However, he added, "we cannot interfere with the regular business of the port." In Houston, Tex., local leaders held a special meeting when the! New York order arrived, but adjourned without ' announcing any! decision to act on it. At least a temporary interruption of operations in the Norfolk, Va.. area was assured, by sched-. uling of a mass meeting that would i pull the men off their jobs. Pre-' sumably they will then decide whether to stay a%vay or go back to work. . ILA headquarters- Here' .'calle'd for a general walkout despite court orders against a strike and con- Bonn-Soviet Talks Enter'Decisive Day' 61 WORK PROGRESSES — Workmen were busy yesterday forging final link in the new segment of US Highway 61 in southern Pemiscot County This view of the work was made where the new highway nears the old 61 route one mile north of Steele. It will be access point for traffic of that area. New highway also may be entered one mile South of Steele. (Photo by Yeager). Gains Potent 'Hilda' Strength; Threatens Cuba, and Bahamas Segment of 61 Nearly Complete Work Progresses On Ten-Mile Route In Pemiscot MIAMI, Fla, (AP) mile winds over a small tempt of court ->ctions facing union leaders. Union conflkt with the New York New Jersey Waterfront Commission erupted in p strike last Wednesday. The commission was 590 miles southeast of Miami. set up two years ago to police] was expected to continue its west- - Hurricane Hilda now packing ,90- area near its center, moved on a westward course today that threatened eastern Cuba and the southern Bahamas with high tides and heavy winds. The eighth tropical storm of the year moved south of Great Inngua Island and at 11 a.m. was centered It labor on the docks. Inside Today's Courier Hews No Letup This Week for Chicks Pair of Linemen May Become 1955 Porker Heroes . . Indians Open Crucial Series with 'Jinx' Senators . Sports .. Pages 8 and 9. . .Shortages May Put Damper on Some Industrial Output . . . Page 2.. NAACP D«s a Switch Over Period of Yrarj . . . Editorials . . . Pages 6 . . . there. If Hilda pursues her present path, she ill skirt the north coast of Cuba tonight and possibly move inland. Four Previous Four previous storms born in that area hammered Florida during the past 30 years. The great 1926 hurricane that raked Miami came from there. So did the 1928 storm that moved inland at Palm Beach and Okeechobee also came from that area. All of them blew up in September except the 1949 hurricane, which was in August. If Hilda moved fast enough to catch, a low-pressure trough extending southward from Cape Hat- countries around the teras, she would swing more to the island's population of; north and away from Florida. I ward movement at about the same forward pace for another 12 hours or more. Storm forecasters in the Miami Weather Bureau advised interests in the southern Bahamas and eastern Cuba against rough seas, high tides and gale to hurricane force winds this afternoon and tonight Passed Turk's Island Great Inagua, about 650 miles southeast 01' Miami, is the site of a big plant where coarse salt is extracted from sea water and shipped to world. The about 2,500 is mostly native. Strong winds blew throughout I the night at Turk's Island as Hilda I passed about 60 miles south of But if she misses the trough— and her slow pace indicated she might—she could head for the Ike Seems to Enjoy Playing His Political Guessing Game By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower seems to be enjoying himself these days keeping folks guessing whether he will run for a second term. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman used to have a lot of fun hiding their political intentions the year before the election, and Eisenhower likes to toss out a "teaser" once in a while too. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy and mild this afternoon', tonight and Wednesday. High this afternoon low to mid 80s, low tonight mid 40s to mid Ms. MISSOURI: Fair to partly cloudy and warmer most of state this afternoon and tonight. Southwesterly winds 35 to 40 miles per hour west and north portions this afternoon diminishing tonight. Wednesday generally fair. -Warmer south portion. Low tonight upper 60s north- veil to mid 50s southeast. High Wednesday upper 80s extreme northwest to 90s elsewhere. Minimum yesterday—80. Minimum thu morning—M. SunrlH tomorrow—5:42. Sunset today—0:10. Mean temperature—82.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 .m.)—J4. Precipitation Jan. 1 to d*te-^38.3). Tkli Ditt Uit YfU Maximum y««t*rd*y—S3. • Minimum thin morning—Sf. Freclptutlon January 1 to datt — He tossed the latest one yesterday in the wake of a 235-yard drive right down the middle of the fairway. He was playing golf at Green Gables Country Club, a few miles west of Denver, and this episode took place on the 'Oth tee. As the President's ball came to rest, former Gov. Dan Thornton, a top notch golfer himself, let out a low whistle in admiration and remarked to the spectators: "Gentlemen, We the Colorado air that gave him that strength. He never could do that in Washington." Eisenhower shot a grin at Thornton and came back with: "Another good reason for getting out (of Washington), huh, Dan?" And the President's grin seemed to get a bit broader as he noted newsmen scribbling clown his remark: There was another Thornton comment that had a good bit of political Interest. Elsenhower has said the state of his health next year will be one factor he will t»ke into account ii. deciding whether to run again. At the end of the first nine holes Thornton reported that the President hid ttllied I 41, five over pur but better Ulan the Elsenhow- er average. "It's pretty tough to keep up with this man," Thornton declared. "I teU you, he's really In good shape." And that Is pretty much the theme of others who have visited wltk tb* Prt*M*M km •*«• *• started his work-and-play vacation Aug. 14. Present Indications are that he probably won't return to Washington until sometime after the middle of October. Last night the President, Mrs Eisenhower and her mother Mrs. John S. Doud attended services dedicating a pulpit which they presented to the Corona Presby- terian Church. The church, completed last year, replaces one at which the First Lady attended Sunday school classes as a girl. The limed oak pulpit was dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Eisenhower's father; two of ner sisters; nnd Doud Dwight Eisenhower, the President and the First Lady's son who died at about the age of 2 shortly after World War I. By H. L. YEAGEK STEELE—Seventy mites of com bined new highway construction ani repairs on D. S. Highway 61, be ginning eight miles north of Steeli and extending southward to French' man's Bayou will be open to traf fie, minus construction stops and detours by Oct. 1 according to construction superintendents. Good weather conditions hav overcome some of the delay caused by excessive rairts earlier. New bridges at seven points from the state line to Fernchman's Bayou will be completed within, perhap two weeks, according to A. L. Burr a superintendent with Mississipp Valley Construction Co., contractors Burr, making this statement the Yarbro operation, north of Blytheville, expected some ol the high' way detours to be opened sooner. The 10.7 miles of improved U. S 61 in south Pemiscot County is within about three miles of comple tion, and there is probably that i will be opened to traffic the firs week in October or near that date All depends on the weather, A. E Nance, district state construction engineer, W. L. Pollock, resident- engineer, and Logan Mason, superintendent with the C. H. Atkinson Construction Co., said when they were contacted. F. M. Moore, resident superintendent for Crumpcker & Son Construction Co., was further up the road seeing to the finish of tne gravel and mat roadbed onto which the concrete is poured. Crosses 61 The paving machines crossed old U.S. 61 Thursday where by-lanes into the old highway make the north entry into Steele, one mile distant. The direct route to Holland, Steele See HIGHWAY on Page 5 Adenauer, Bulganin in Private Talk MOSCOW (AP)—West Germany Chancellor Adenauer and Soviet Premier Bulganin conferred privately today as the Soviet-West German negotiations went into what a German spokesman called their "decisive day.". After the two leaders had talked an hour 45 minutes with only their to paides present, it was announced that a plenary session scheduled for this morning had been postponed until afternoon. Western diplomatic -circles generally doubted that anything concrete would result from the parley which began last Friday. But a German spokesman commented: "Since we meet again this afternoon, there is always hope. It is always good when discussions continue." The Chancellor had a long talk with Bulganin and Soviet Communist party chief Nikita Khrushchev last night at a glittering banquet given by the Russians. German press spokesman Felix von Eckardt said the discussion at the party might give a "certain lift" to the conference. No Indication Up to this morning, there was no indication any sort of agreement would result from Adenauer's visit. "We are now just where we started, 1 ' Von Eckardt said yesterday. After the Kremlin receptoin last night the only delegation member from the Socialist opposition. Carlo Schmid," told reporters the results of the conference tfere See BONN on Page 5 County's RE A Co-Op Has Annual Meet US Gets Wreckage SEOUL (.# — The Communists have returned the wreckage of an unarmed U. S. Air Force training plane'they shot .down Aug. 17 near the demilitarized zone. The pilot, Lt. Guy H. Bumpas of Jackson, Miss., was seriously injured and his observer, Capt. Charles Brown of Bast Louisville, Ky., was killed. Bumpas returned Aug. 23, Mississippi County Rural Electric Co-Operative Treasurer Charles R. Coleman, Osceola, reported the Co-op's total revenue for the past year was $311,913. Reporting at a recent meeting of the organization which was attended by some 2,000 persons, Coleman said the co-op's expenses for the year were 5236,736, leaving a net operating capital of $75,176. It was pointed out that the cooperative, which serves 4,344 members in Mississippi County, is steadily reducing its debt to the federal government. Manager H. C. Knappenberger said registered membership in the co-op, which is limited to one per family, was 578 yesterday. Coleman's report showed that the Rural Electrification Administration advanced nearly $1,100,000 to the co-op for construction of power lines. Slightly more than $164,000 had been repaid up to Jan. 1. President Charles Lutes, Ely the- ville, said the membership has become stationary "because we have achieved area coverage. We are serving everybody in our allotted territory who want electricity." He pointed out the need for heavier lines. Heavier demands mads by widespread use of air conditioning will place added burdens on the lines by next summer. Recently re-elected to the co-op's board were Lutes, Coleman, Vice President Tom Callis, Luxora; B. B. Threlkeld, Manila; Loyd Shelton, Osceola; Claude Duncan, Route 3, Blytheville; W. E. Hagan, Route 1, Blytheville; C. W. Garrigan, Blytheville; J. B, Johnson, Osceola; R. L. Houck, Luxora, and Earl Wildy, Leachville. Vickrey and Judge in Hot Exchange of Words By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE— Angry words were exchanged here yesterdays after two of the county's most prominent Democrats Locked in a Cure to Head Board of Trade Blythevllle's Board of Trade elected a new slate of officers for the coming year al an election yesterday In the Board of Trade rooms on South Second Street. Elected to * one-year term were E. J. Cure, president; B. B. Goodman, vice president; J. P. Lent!, secretary-treasurer. Elected to the board of directors were Poy Etchieson, Farris McCalln, Burton Settoon, Ray Price, Charles C. Ltngston, J. F. Montandon, L. H. Welch. B. B, CM and ft. D. Hugh**. verbal battle in county court yesterday morning. Prosecuting Attorney James A. (Tick) Vickrey and County Court Presiding Judge Sam Buchanan exchanged cross words during debate as to whether $150 should be appropriated per month to pay for a full-time secretary for Vickrey. The County Court ruled 2-1 yesterday that such appropriation should end. Shortly after taking office last January, Vickrey requested that he be appropriated money for a secretary and in March the Court appropriated $1,000. vickrey said all of this will be spent as of the end of this month. C. W. Reed III, associate judge from Haytl, raised the question at the Aug. 2» County Court meeting as to whether additional fundi should be given vickrey for a tec- retary. In the oMuUlmt, Vlckny bed *U 24 members of the County Democratic Party Central Committee to sign a letter asking for t!50 to be appropriated monthly for a prosecutor's secretary. Buchanan, of near Caruthersvllle, and Basil Bark&dale, associate judge from near Caruthersvtlle, voted against the pay for a secretary while Reed voted for it. No Such Implication Vickrey suggested to Buchanan that by denying the request he Was "in effect telling the Democratic Committee to go to hell." Buchanan said he never told the Committee any such thing and wa&r.'t implying It now. In the conversation that followed both men used harsh words and said "go to hell." The men accused each other ol being political enemlei during separate interviews last evening. Vickrey claimed Buchanan was afajiut him lor numeroui reaion*. Buchanan said that last January Vickrey attempted to have »4,200 appropriated annually so he could hire himself an assistant prosecutor, John Fowlkes of Caruthersvtlle, as well as a secretary, Mrs. Billy Jack Davis, of near here. The presiding judge said Vickrey knew his salary would be about M,See VICKREY on Page i Italian Floods Leave 4 Dead ROME (*l — Pour personi were dead today and many others injured in wind-lashed floods la much of south central Italy. Dozens of villages were flooded. Winds at Messina reached tt m.p.h. Southern Italy, which DM few trees, Is especially suMtptlbM to damage from the quick from aewvjr rain*.

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