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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 127 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 1.8 Inches of Rain Falls Here; Entire Area Gets Soaking Weather of Next Few Days to Tell Exact Value of General Showers Yesterday's 1.8 inches of rain couldn't have fallen on a more welcome group of folks than it found in Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri yesterday, but for many farmers more rain is needed. Just how much value the general showers will have is largely de-i pendent no the weather of the next: few days, County Agent Keith Bil-i brey pointed out today. "Many farms I have inspected need more than 1.8 inches of rain if they are to make a real comeback. That is especially true of beans, which, in many cases, I feel need three inches of rain within a space of three or four days,' 'he said. In other words, yesterday's rain could be of even greater value should it be followed by another in the next few days. In relation to cotton, Mr. Bilbrey stated, the rain and cooler weather which accompanied it should slow premature opening of bolls and help in filling out young bolls. He pointed out it is practically too late for new cotton to make into open bolls before frost. Fine for Some However, for other farmers the rain was fine. Some farms, especially in areas of west Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri, have had occasional showers while the remainder of the area was burned under the summer sun. For many of these, this latest shower was a God-send. The rain was quit-e general. Here's a rundown on it, most places getting a minimum of one inch and a maximum of two: Frenchman's Bayou—About one and one-half inches. Wilson—Approximately one inch fell last night. Joiner—About one inch fell last night. Keiser—Over an inch fell as rain came out about 6:30. Osceola—Inch fell during night. Luxora—Approximately one inch, perhaps more. Leachville — Good rain began around 5:30 p.m. and continued into night. Caruthersville — Very good rains into night. Portage ville. Marston. Sikeston and Cape Girardeau also reported! good rains. Li I lie Hale Florida Dies in Osceola Services Scheduled To Be Conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tomorrow OSCEOLA — Services for Mrs. Lillie Hale Florida, mother of Osceola's Florida brothers, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Osceola by the Rev. Percy Herring, with burial in Memorial Park in Memphis. Mrs. Florida died late yesterday afternoon at her home here at the age of 82. Wife of the late George T. Florida, Mrs. Florida was a Baptist. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Mason, Miss Virginia Florida and Mrs. J. B. Strickland; and four sons, Thomas P. Florida, James H. Florida, Andrew J. Florida and George H. Florida, all of Osceola; two brothers. C. P. Hale and S. P. Hale of Madisonville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. National Funeral Home of Memphis will be in charge. Active pallbearers will be Bruce Ivy, Spencer Driver, Ben Butler, Sr., C. M. Radcliffe, Ray Morgan and Fred Taylor of Osceola, and G. A. Robinson and A. E. Scott of Memphis. Adjournment Neor Senate-House Conferees Reach Agreement on Social Security Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate-House conference committee reached agreement today on a compromise social security bill extending coverage to more than 10 million additional persons, and raising benefits and the taxes to pay for them. *. . * » * .,» T^ n i c TOTI The bill, last major piece of legislation holding up adjournment of Congress, was to be rushed to passage at noon, then sent to the Senate for final congressional ac- tion. The conferees settled their major difference by agreeing to put under compul s o r y coverage 3,600,000 farm operators as asked by President Eisenhower. MDDC LEADERS CONFER — Conferring with Don Foster (left) of Foster Associates, Illinois industry-location firm, are (left to right) Dr. Frank L. Sisson, Jr., of Sikeston, president of the Missouri Delta Development Commission; Glenn Cashdollar of Campbell, first vice president; and Glenn Eaker of Hayti, manager of the Pemiscot- Dunklin REA Co-Op and a member of the group's executive committee. The four talked of the Bootheel area's future following a recent meeting of the MDDC executive committee at which Mr. Foster was guest speaker. (Courier News Photo) This represented a capitulation on the part of the Senate conferees and a victory for Rep, Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) and his House group. . Sen. George (D-Ga) told reporters he had refused to sign the conference report because of the decision to include the farm operators. He held the proxy of Sen. Byrd (D-Va), the other Democratic senator on the conference, and said Byrd also would not sign. Asked if he would oppose the report in the Senate, George said merely he would vote against it, indicating he planned no fight to block it. The Senate and House versions of the bill were in general agreement on new benefit scales and on raising the tax base from S3,600 to $4,200. Their only major difference lay in just which additional workers should be covered by the legislation. House Hollows Ike Eisenhower asked that about 10& million more persons be brought under social security, in addition to the approximately 70 million now covered. The House largely went along with this, although it voted to bring under the system only half of the 2,600,000 farm hands included in the administration request. The House also balked at including 150,000 doctors. The Senate gave the administration full coverage on its farm worker request, but refused to approve inclusion of 3,600,000 farm operators or 500,000 professional people such as lawyers, doctors, engineers and accountants. One of the Senate conferees said privately neither side had given an inch on the coverage provisions. But various compromise suggestions were made informally yesterday. The nub of the dispute appeared to lie with the farm operators. German Troops Vital In Europe, Ike Says i No Shortage of Help In Organizing MDDC (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of three articles explaining the formation and activity of the Missouri Delta Development Commission.) By GRAHAM SUDBURY, Jr. (Courier News Staff Writer) Numerous men lent a hand to the Missouri Delta Development Commission in its embroy stage. Once the organizational ball was rolling, there was never a shortage of manpower to push the MDDC through to a successful inception. r ____±_— + Experts in the field of industrial development have been brought in from time to time to help guide efforts of the commission members. One of the first to be called on was James D. Idol, head of the industrial section of the Missouri Resources and Development Commission, who told the Bootheel area leaders that if they wanted industry, community leaders should or- Registration Scheduled for Students Here Registration fo junior and senior high school students here will be held Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, W. D. Tommey. and high school principal, said yesterday. Seniors will register Tuesday at the high school, juniors Wednesday and sophomores Thursday. Registration hours will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Students who cannot register on these days can register Friday, Mr Tommey said. The junior high school registration schedule calls for seventh graders to register Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and eighth- graders beginning at 1:30 p.m. that day. Ninth-graders will register fro"m 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday. All will register at the junior high Honorary pallbearers include Dr.j sc hcol. L. D. Massey, Dr. W. J. Sheddan, j -r'n e 1954-55 term is scheduled to Melvin Speck, D. A. Siler, Louis Johnson, Godfrey White. L. K. Harwarg, Harold Ohlendorf, Donald Wertz, 0. E. Massengill, Jimmy Farris, Frank Williams. E. H. Burns, Jack Wilson, C. E. Dean. C. B, Wood, Sr., J. A. Pigg, C. J. Lowrance, Jr., Ed Teaford, C. M. Fairiey, Dr. Morris Nichol. Roy Ware, William C. Ayres, Harry Matlock, Tal Tongate, D. S. Laney, Dane Fergus, R. H. Jones. Bob Reidy, A. F. Barham. Sr., Faber White, A. W. Bowen, L. W. Walters, Shippen, Abe Liverant, Herbert R. C. Bryan, E. L. Bowles, Lloyd Godley, Tuck Glascoe, and Ernest Mann. Roy Bartlett of Butler. Mo., Wyatt Wilkerson of Summerville, Tenn., Lawrence Primm of Blytheville, Frank Wheeler of Marion, Bill Barber and John Cooper of West Memphis. Morris McKinney of Jonesboro, Rufus Branch of Joiner, Jimmy Little, Wade Quinn, Vance Alexander, Louis McGee, Warner Washington, Charles Blaylock, Gordon Meeks and Herbert Glaz- cr, all of Memphis. G/ Bill to Be Renewed WASHINGTON (£>)—GI bill of rights benefits granted some Korean War veterans expire today but President Eisenhower is expected begin Sept. 3. New Bill to Aid Schools Near Federal Bases WASHINGTON Iffi Communities with overcrowded schools near some 300 federal installations soon to finance new construction. A spokesman for the Office of Education said today a release on new applications for school building money will be circulated once President" Eisenhower signs a bill now at the White House. The bill would extend the law authorizing federal aid to schools in areas where enrollments are swollen by the children of federal workers. The President is expected to sign this bill in View of support from Commissioner of Education Samuel Brownell. A delay of from three to four months in honoring applications is expected, however, as compared to other years. This, said an Office of Education spokesman, is due to failure by this Congress to appropriate funds and a provision In the bill to sign into law a bill extending' 'nrbiddinp: the use of any money them" for another year. j left over from past appropriations. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Braves Can Do It Yet If All Goes Well . . . Olson Solid Favorite to Retain Middleweighr Title . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and 7 ... . . . Farm News and Keview . . . Pages 8 and 9 ... . . . Half Sprite, Half Woman: Unusual Early Life Is Big Cause of Mysterious Quality in Audrey Hepburn . . . Fourth in a Series of Five Articles . . . Page 3 ... . . . Who's Confused , . . Editorials . . , Page 4 ... ganize and set up a collective, long-range program to sell the nation's industrialists on locating their plants in Southeast Misouri. Mr. Idol said the area had "potential unlimited" for certain types of industry. "The counties in the Missouri cotton area have peculiarities from an industrial aspect which are seldom found elsewhere," the Resources and Development worker pointed out, noting that one of the section's biggest selling points could be Southeast Missouri's abundance of water of various types, at- j tractive to chemical and textile industries. The principal "rule of thumb" in seeking industry, Idol said, is to remember that ''industry goes where it thinks it can make the most money. * * * MAX STURM, a Hayti newspaperman who had recently done a series of articles on industrial development in Northern Mississippi for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, told the interested Missourians of a highly successful plan utilized to bring 23 new industries to a 21- county area in Mississippi in one year's time, and urged creation of a similar program. A full-time industrial contact man, needed in the Mississippi type program, known as the "Tupelo plan," would be impractical for individual towns, but feasible' for a Bootheel-wide organization ,he pointed out. State Senator J. F. (Pat) Patterson of Caruthersville, an early booster of the organization, said he thought Southeast Missouri could do more through community cooperation to bring in industries than could be done by individual efforts of the area's towns. Harlo Dunn, named chairman or the new organization's planning committee, stressed what was to become one of the MDDC's cardinal precepts: that it was not a move to supplant any present organization, and that the group would work with, not take the place of, industrial commissions and chambers of commerce in the various towns of the seven-county area. Time of Decision '•WWK^C. • . • Reached on Plan For Revised EDC West Germany Rejects System Proposed by France President Reports On Foreign Aid WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower told Congress today a firm defense of Western Europe against Russian attack will be impossible without German troops to bolster the line. In a report on the government's foreign aid program during the first six months of this year, Eisenhower again appealed to France and Italy to approve the European army project which would make it possible to add German manpower to Europe's defenses. ''The EDC (European Defense Community)/' he said, "offers the best solution for the difficult problem of integrating German armed forces into the European defense system. "No measures to defend free Europe from Soviet aggression can be fully effective without participation." Ministers Argue The President's statement came as foreign ministers of West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy were arguing in Brussels with French Prime Minister Pierre Mendes-France over new French objections to the plan. France and Italy alone of the six countries have not ratified the plan. Eisenhower said failure to approve EDC during the past six months covered by his report constituted "the most serious single obstacle" to a successful European defense. Congress last night sent to the White House a bill .providing 55.243,575,795 to run the foreign aid program another year, including both military and economic assistance. The President told the congressmen that, as part of its drive to bolster the free world, the United States shipped $1..700,000000 in weapons and military supplies during the first half of 1954 to friendly governments. He said this raised the amount sent overseas since the military Faubus Is 'Officially' Nominated LITTLE ROCK (£) — Official returns of the Aug. 10 Democratic primary show Orval Faubus defeated Gov: Francis Cherry by 6,911 votes. The total official vote was 375,775. The totals: Faubus 191,343; Cherry 184,432. The official figures showed a ballot total of 831 more than the last unofficial returns and sliced Faubus' margin over Cherry by 77 votes as compared to the unofficial figures. The Associated Press stopped tabulating unofficial returns the day after the election with all but 13 of the state's 2,328 boxes reported. The totals were Faubus, 190,966; Cherry, 183,978. That was a vote total of 374,944 and gave Faubus a lead of 6,988. State Democratic Secretary William P. Bowen will certify the official totals to the State Democratic Committee at a meeting next month and Faubus will be formally declared the Democratic nominee. Faubus will run in November against whatever Republican or independent opposition develops. Mrs. J.S.Hughes Dies Here; Rites To Be Tomorrow mother of BRUSSELS, Belgium LW— French j _ about $6,700,000,000 to European Premier Pierre Mendes-France today reached the time of decision on whether compromise is possible in his dispute with France's five European army allies over the shape of their proposed military pool. Two long sessions of the six nations' foreign ministers yesterday confirmed the two hostile points of view. Mendes-France told the parley the European Defense Community plan as presently drawn stood no chance of ratification by his Parliament. West Germany's Chancellor K o n r a d Adenauer turned down French proposals for turning EDC into a looser military coalition. Today's talks centered on a Belgian plan which would permit the ministers to break off their meeting without formally admitting downright disagreement, and without taking final action on the French proposals. Setback Certain The main objective for Germany, Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg was to save the EDC treaty in its present form. NCPC ENVOY IN WYOMING — Rowland Faust (right). Courier News staffer, who is using Ms Western vacation to help publicize the National Cotton Picking Contest, is shown above ai he presented an honorary "NCPC Goodwill Ambasador" certificate to Mayor Howard Leik of Casper, Wyo. Also given the mayor wer« miniature cotton bales and a cotton corsage for Mrs. Leik. In reporting on his activities, Mr. Faust wrote of some' qualms he felt about plugging cotton in Wyoming, one of the nation's larg« wool-producing states, saying that he "treaded lightly when among the sheep ranchers." (He added that this is a "Courier News photo, although the shutter was triggered by the mayor's secretary.") 2 US Divisions to Be Pulled Out of Korea SEOUL (AP) — Two U. S. infantry divisions — the aid program'began'to S^ooToooTooo | 25th and 2nd — will be pulled out of Korea "in the immediate countries. New military aid agreements with Japan and Pakistan, he said, have helped strengthen anti-Com- niunist defenses in the Far East. But. he acknowledged that Communist gains in Indochina represent a "serious military setback" for the free world. Jets to Formosa He said that in order to block further Red' drives it would be necessary to strengthen the economic base of Far East countries, thus permitting: them to build up their armed forces without dangerous strain on their economies. He reported the United States is re-equipping the Chinese Nationalist air force on Formosa with jet warplanes and that some of the tactical units being created should be ready for action this fall. Present aid programs, he said, also involved improving antiair- defenses on the island stronghold as well as a better "communications wing." About 700 million dollars of the in military future," the Army announced today, but they will not be transferred as units. Two other American divisions scheduled to leave Korea before men with long service in Korea priority. The 25th Division, which came to the Far East from Hawaii. returns to Hawaii's Schofield Bar- the end of the year hare not yet been identified. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, 8th Army commander, said there will j racks. The 2nd will be stationed in be "considerable shuffling" of • the United States. It formerly men in the 2nd and 25th to give • was based at Ft. Lewis, W r ash. — I Remaining U.S. divisions now in ' Korea are the 3rd, 7th, 24th and 1st Marines. A U.S. regimental combat team now stationed here is to be pulled out, and the number of support troops unquestionably will be cir:. The 1st British Commonwealth Division is expected to be sharply City Police Investigating 2 Burglaries Two burglaries were being investigated by city and county officers reductd. South Korea Protests SI. 700,000.000 shipped overseas during the period Mendes-France insisted only the j he said, went to Far East coun- amendments he has proposed could tries. win his Parliament's approval for He said shipments to the Far the treaty. j East now are at an all-time peak At best, the conference promised j and will continue at this level for a bad setback for Western pol- i some time. icy. Led by the United States ; The President gave this break- and Britain, all the allies except j down of the numbers and types of France have united in deeming i weapons shipped overseas to all West Germany's speedy military 1 countries over the past four years: Previously announced plans call today following break-ins at Cotton; for leaving two U.S. divisions plus Boll "Restaurant and Scott's Service, one division of U.N. and U.S. Station here Wednesday and ; troops to bolster South Korea's 20- Thursday nights. i division army. About "s20 was believed taken at^ South Korea has bitterly protest- both olaces Police Chief John Fos- \ ed the withdrawal. Some 10,000 ter said this morning. : Koreans paraded in Pusaxs today The restaurant, on North Second; and other groups demonstrated in aid i street, was entered throush a large i Seoul and Inchon. fan window at the rear of the build-; Yesterday the ROK government ins;, and between $10 and S20 taken [ mobilized 100,000 persons for a pro- sometime last night. . ! test "ally in Seoul. The service station, on West ! Taylor said today the 2nd Divi- Highxvav 18. was entered Wednes-1 sion is to be reorganized as a day night. It is believed entrance j small escort unit of about 1,000 was gained by lifting the rear door i men who have completed their latch through a rear window. About'. normal overseas tour. He said the S20 was taken from a cash box, a: 25th would include men report to police said yesterday. No definite leads had been un- contribution essential to their de- i 34. 733 tanks and combat vehicles; See EDC on Page 12 See IKE on Page 12 covered .and investigations continuing at noon today. were Congress Voted Mere $53 Billion To Run Government This Year with varying portions of their overseas tours completed," An 8th Army spokesman said, however, that men with almost enough time to be sent home will be pulled out of the 25th. Weather By JOE HALL WASHINGTON W — Congress Mrs. J. S. Hughes, Hughes, Blytheville! voted a mere 553,909,000,000 to run School teacher of j the federal government this fiscal Miss Monta Junior High many years, died at 1 a.m. today in Chickasawba Hospital, Mrs. Hughes was born in Millington, Tenn., in 1878, moving to Tipton County at an early age. She lived there until the death of her husband about a year ago when she came here to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church in the Brighton, Tenn., community. Other survivors include another daughter, Mrs. R. W. Irby, Memphis; a son, Woodson Hughes, Brighton; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services are to be con! ducted tomorrow afternoon at vear — the smallest total since War. At the same time, the lawmakers cut only about $2,600.000,000 from the $56,554,000,000 in new cash requested by President Eisenhower in his budget for the year ending next June 30. $5.5 Billion Drop This year's appropriations fell about $5,500,000,000 below the $59,498,000,000 voted by Congress last year after thje Republicans returned to power. And they were only about half of the post-World War II record total of 101 billion voted in 1951. after the Red attack on South Korea. Congress wound up its appropriating for the session yesterday when first the House, then the Senate, passed a compromise foreign aid funds bill totaling $5,243,575,795. The measure lays heavy stress on military defenses, much less on economic aid. in providing $2.781,499,816 in new cash and re- appropriating $2,462.075,979 in carry-over funds to bolster the free world against the Communist threat. Although this totals about three quarters of a billion dollars less than the President asked, the 10 Cabinet-rank departments and dozens of independent agencies; $1,659,000,000 in a huge supplemental catch-all bill sent to President Eisenhower Tuesday; and $8,800,000,000 to pay the interest on the public debt. Deficit Predicted Although Congress voted just under 54 billions, the President has estimated that spending will reach 565.570,000,000 this fiscal year. With revenu* expected to hit $61,642,000,000, the anticipated deficit would be $3,900,000,00. The biggest cuts this year were made in defense and foreign aid requests. Slightly more than a billion was lopped from the $29,887,- LOCAI, INDUSTRIAL commis-1 M?,cedorn> Methodist Church with j the year the nation started in ear- House voted in favor 188-77 and j 00,000 asked by Eisenhower for the Senate sent it on to the White j tne armed forces, and 650 million House without a record tally. i from the $3,438.000.000 in new cash Besides foreign aid, this year's j requested for military and econ- 8*« INDUSTRY M F»f* 12 burial la tht churcb **»» w> rebuild its military might i total included regular funds for the 'omic assistance. ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday with widely scattered thundershowers except few local thunder- stors extreme north this afternoon and tonight; no important temperature changes. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy today, tonight and Saturday with scattered afternoon and night time thundershowers; warmer west ar.d south central tonight and over state Saturday. Minimum this morning—-459. Maximum yesterday—100. Sunrise tomorrow—5:25. Sunset today—6:42 Mean temperature (midway b«tweea hlf,'h and low)—84.5. Precipitation last 24 hours (7 *.m. to 7 a.m.)—1.S3. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tnl» daw — 28,45. This Date Uwt Y«f Maximum yeterday—83. Minimum this morning—M. Precipitation J*£?£i? t *> 34.7«.

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