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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTll|AST ARKANBAg AMD SOOTHIAST tOMOUBI VOL. LI-NO. 148 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WENESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1956 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS WHERE CHILDREN' DIED — Seven-year-old Roy Edward Sipes and his brother, Jerry Know-land Sipes, 4, were burned to death in this car last night near the Arkansas Weight Station »t the State Line. Their auto was parked and was struck from the rear. When a punctured gas tank became ignited, fiames enveloped the car. (Photo by Cullison) Two Children M eet Deatk In Burning Automobile Two small children from one Blytheville family were burned lo death about 8 o'clock last night when the car in which they were riding with their parents caught fire after being struck from the rear, by another car one-quarter of a mile south of the state line. Both cars were traveling north. „ Victims of the near-end collision were Boy Edward Sipes. 7, and his , brother. Jerry Knowland Sipes, 4; f.oii.o.'. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sipt-s.: Chlckasnw Courls. Bl.vfhevilleT The j glpes' infant daughter, Sharon Kay.' was uninjured. Donna Jean Sipes. 25. mother ol the victims, and Mandie K. Sipes, 58, Uwir grandmother, were "rcst- inR comfortably" at 11:30 a.m. today in CUtckosawba Hospital. The younger Mrs. Sipes was being treated for severe shock and Ihe victims' grandmother suffered burns about the feet and logs and a possible head injury. The father and grandfather. Alfred SIpcs, were treated and released. The accident occurred when n 1051 Buick driven by the victims' father, hnd slopped behind a truck on US Highway 61 just south of the Missouri state line and was hit from the rear by a 1946 Ford driven by Amado G. Martinez. 24, transient cotton laborer irom Caruthersville. Tank Punctured The impact punctured the fas tank of the Sipes 1 rar and the leaking gas ignited and set the car on fire and the two brothers burned to death before they could be rescued. Martinez and Uvo passengers in his car. Juan Trevino and Dlomcio Trevino. left, the scene of the accident and were picked up three hours later. Martinez returned alone to the weighing station and his two pas- stngers were found a short distance from the scene. They sulfercci only minor cuts and bruises and are now being held in Mississippi County Jail pending completion of investigation. Trooper Gene Mabry. Arkansas State Police, who investigated, said this morning that investigation of the accident is still in progress. Another Turncoat May Be Released ALDEN, Minn. (AP) — The mother of turncoat GI Pvt. •' Richard Tenneson said last night she received a letter from j her son saying he will return home from Red China. Mrs. Portia Howe, who said'she as saying, "It won't be long now." received the letter with "mixedl The 22-yenr-old soldier was one emotions." quoted her son's letter jot a score of American Ols who refused repatriation from Chinese Communist captivity at the end of the Korean War. She said Tenneson's letter read in part: "Coming Home" "I am coming back to the States, coming home, but my friend, the Army, will see to it that I don't Accident Victim's Father Dies Ed Chandler To New Post E. E. Chandler, agricultural gent In north Mississippi County Irom 1948 to 1950 and tor the past two years an editor for the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service in Little Rock, wiD become agriculture information specialist for the International Cooperation Administration, effective tomorrow. Chandler, his wife and two daughters will spend two wneks in Washington, D, C., before leaving for Karachi, Pakistan, where he has a two-year assignment as agricultural advisor to the ^Ministry ol Agriculture. The new appointee holds degrees In agriculture and journalism from the University of Missouri. While studying at Missouri, he edited 8 digest published by the School of Journalism for an editors' association. For two years he was Garland County agent and wss an assistant agent for one year in Missouri. i A Leachville father dropped dead \ of a heart attack yesterday morn' ing. just .a few days after his ! daughter was killed in an automo- j bile accident in Nashville, Tenn. i Double funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. for Harry Allen Nunnery, 59. and his daughter, Mrs. Nadine Clayton, 30. Mrs. Clayton, who had been making her home In St. Louis for the I past year, was the mother of two i daughters and two sons, ail of | whom live in Leachviile. She was ; killed Saturdy night, i Services will be conducted in I General Baptist Church at Paw- i heen with the Revs. L. C. Glenn and Vernon Cunningham in charge. I He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cordelia Rogers Nunnery: one son, Leonard Nunnery, Granite City. 111.: six daughters. Mrs. Ella D. Anderson, Granite City, Mr?. Beaulah Buck. Ferguson, Mo.. Mrs. Ocie Lee Pierce, Flint, Mich., Mrs. Naomi Mize. Leachville. Lou Ann and Barbara Jean Nunnery, Leachville; three brothers, Carlos Nunnery, Leachville, Wylie Nunnery, Hoi- comb, Mo.. William Nunnery, Bronson, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Wilson, Bronson, and 13 grandchildren. Pallbearers will include C. L. Giles, Robert Sharp, Pete Sharp. Milford Cox, A. B. Zumwalt and Paul Cude. Burial will be in Leaclv'ille Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. Drift Planned WASHINGTON Ml - Two major AFL unions, the teamsters and' the machinists, have agreed on a new (300,000 organltmg drive among tht estimated million employes of i Joduitqr. Oil Import Curb Wins Praise AUSTIN, Tex. HI — Senile Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson has expressed gratification, that Defense Mobilization Director Arthur 3. flemming Is acting to curb oil Imports. Flemmlng yesterday told 18 oil importers that the Influx of foreign oil was getting out of hand and asked curtailment after Sept. 21. "It Is obviously needed now," Sen. Johnson said, "and I hope he follows through In the event the situ. ation li not resolved when dndlta* tzrtm." his get that far. "It won't be long now. On Aug. 23 a representative of the Red Cross General Society came and guaranteed that it wouldn't be too long. "My request was to leave China. I first asked (the Red Cross representative" to go to India, but it wasn't possible, then to go home. Judging from the world situation. I'll probably be going home." Of the original 23 American POWS who elected to stay in Red China, five not counting. Tenneson have changed their minds and a sixth was reported by the Communists to have died. Of the five who have returned, Claude Batchelor was sentenced to 20 years and Edward S. Dickerson to 10 years in prison on charges ol collaborating with the enemy. The other three, recently returned through Hong Kong, are being held by the Army for court-martial action. Tenneson gave .s a reason for leaving China "that certain weaknesses in my character make it very uncomfortable and impossible to stay." He added in the letter: "Why I am coming back is indeed a big question. I am not entirely sure myself, but there is pne thing for certain — no matter what I say, I'll get put away." "Prayers Answered" Mrs. Howe said she felt two different ways on reading the letter from her son. She said She, felt "thankfulness to Ood that my prayers were being answered," And she said she spoke a prayer that "both of us would be given the Wisdom and courage to face a trial If he has one, and to do it in a dignified manner." She said she did not know -vhat action the U.S. Army might take against Tenneson. Mrs, Howe, whr • lives in this Southern Minnesota town with her husband and her twin son and daughter, Eben and Jan, said she didn't know what Tenneson meant by "certain weaknesses'' in his character. She said that she knew little about his current thinking since she hadn't seen him since before he was captured May 11, 1951 juat uutfc at UM Mb PmlM IB torn, NCI'C BEAUT1' — II — Pat Brown, 17 year old beauly from Osceola, will represent Osceola In the Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest event Sept. 29 here. She's Miss Osceola and was a finalisi in the White River Water Carnival this year. She's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Kearney. Manila Readies For Industry MANILA—Manila Industrial Development Co. was organized here this week to help Manila along toward its goal of getting 250 new jobs by 1958. The corporation was set up so the city can qualify under an act of the 1955 General Assembly which provides assistance for towns seeking to get industry. At a mass meeting Monday night 21 board members were chosen to be. trustees of the "250 by 58" movement, the incorporators along with their duties as directors of the new MIDOO. • Representatives of the merchants, property owners, and employees were named to the board. They are: Merchants: Richard Jolllff, B. J. McKlnnon, Herman Alston, Guy Rubensteln, William .Borowsky, B. A. McCann, and J. E. McMasters. . Property Owners: I. D. Shcdd, E. C. Flceman, Hugh Miles, A. A. Tipton, C. L. King. Joe Hornbcrgcr, and C. W. Tipton Employees: N W. Wagner, Jr., Roy Alhabranner, Tom Stecle, W. R, Crow, W. O. Fox, Elizabeth MUM, Wtbb. ' Adenauer Home; Believes Bulganin Will Keep Word U.S. Satisfied WithBonn-Soviet Parley Outcome Officials Believe Adenauer Made Best Bargain Possible By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEE WASHINGTON <£V~United States officials feel that German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer made about the best bargain possible in his talks with Russian Premier Nikolai Bulganin. He agreed to opening of diplomatic relations between Bonn and Moscow in return for the promised freedom of German war prisoners held in Russia. Authorities here said the establishment of diplomatic relations would not prejudice forthcoming negotiations on German unification. Secretary of State Dulles, in coope ration with British and French foreign ministers, plans to make demands for German unification the first business of the West when the Big Pour foreign ministers meet at Geneva Oct. 27. Didn't Surrender Obligations Adenauer told a news conference in Moscow he had not surrendered anj: of West Germany's obligations to NATO and the Western European Union. The formal communique made no mention of the release of Germans still held prisoner by Russians, but Adenauer said he expects the first of them to be released almost immediately. He said some will be granted amnesty. Others will be turned over to be dealt with in accordance with German law. Adenauer's ....mission .to . Moscow, climaxed by announcement of the deal he made with Bulganin yesterday, is regarded here as opening a new era in relations between the Soviet Union and West Germany. But aside from the prisoner issue it leaves major East-West problems unresolved. The problem of German unification is foremost among these in the new of the U. S. government. Declined Comment The State Department declined any immediate comment on the German-Russian agreement pending receipt of complete details. But Adenauer's intentions in go- Ing- -,to Moscow had been fully discussed with American represen- See U. S. on Page 12 Germans to Be Freed; Bonn, Russia to Resume Relations BONN, Germany (AP)—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer returned to Bonn today from his histronic talks with Soviet leaders and declared "I do not doubt that Premier Bulganin will keep his word to release Germans still held in Russia." The 79-year-old West German leader was given a triumphant welcome home from the talks in Moscow where he agreed to establish diplomatic relations between West Germany and the Soviet Union. On the Soviet promise to return+~ Oerman war prisoners — of prime importance to the German people —Adenauer said: "Premier Bulganin told me that even before I arrived in Bonn, action to return the German war prisoners would already be started. "Bulganin, as well as Khrushchev (the Communist party boss) further declared that if other Germans are still held in the Soviet Union, we can submit a list of their names. "They will then try to find them." Adenauer proudly told hundreds of enthusiastic West Germans at the Bonn-Cologne airport: Hope for Return "We can, therefore hope that the German war prisoners and all others still held in prison there will return soon to our fatherland." He made no direct comment on reunification of Germany, the big issue upon which no apparent progress was made in the five-day conference In Moscow. But he hinted at future negotiations in these words: "It was no easy conference. It will afford an opportunity for further talks over political and all other questions. The German delegation stood solidy in Moscow for our fatherland." Just before his departure from Moscow Adenauer issued an informal invitation to Bulganin to visit him in Bonn. Official circles in the West Ger-man-capital were eagerly awaiting a detailed explanation of the surprise German-Soviet agreement to establish diplomatic relations. To Brief Cabinet Adenauer is expected to brief his cabinet tomorrow on the Moscow agreement, which has to be proved by Parliament. There had been little rejoicing tative on the German delegation, Carll Schmid, will also tell his party eaders what happened There had been ittle rejoicing , when the news was announced j that Moscow and Bonn had agreed to establish diplomatic relations. Instead, West German politicians and Western diplomats expressed surprise that an agreement hda Se ADENAUER on Page 12 Longshoremen Vote To End Dock Strike NEW YORK (AP) — New York's disgruntled longshoremen today called off a protest strike that has played havoc with East and Gulf Coast shipping for the past eight days. A meeting of more than 5,000 dockers stamped a cheering okay on a plan designed to let them air their grievances before a citizen's committee. The action means an end to a multimillion dollar tie-up of cargo movements. The stoppage had hit not only New York but also ports throughout the East and South where thousands of longshoremen walked out in sympathy yesterday. The International Longshoremen's Assn.'s ire was aimed not at employers but at the Waterfront Commission, an official, bi-state policing agency. Citizens Committee Formula Trying again and again in its efforts to win the ears of legislation governors and even Washington, the stormy ILA seized on the citizens committee formula proposed by State Sen. James F. Murray Jr.. of New Jersey. ILA President Williav V. Bradley came out for the plan in advance of the meeting. But with the ILA's tradition of kicking over the leadership traces, there was no foregone conclusion the rank and file would go along. The Union was under heavy pressure to end the walkout. Three court injunctions have been issued against the strike. Bradley has been ordered to appear in New York State Supreme Court today to answer a contempt action stemming: form one of the Injunctions. The shipping industry has announced it will follow up the in- junction with a damage suit for 10 million dollars or more. Mountains Slow Hilda; lone Spotted MIAMI, Fla. tfl — Hurricane Hilda, weakened by her encounter with the towering mountains of eastern Cuba, moved off that rain- drenched island into the Caribbean Sea today with a good chance of regaining her full strength. Reports from Cuba were sketchy but storm forecasters here said the eastern end of the island undoubtedly was pelted with heavy rains. Hilda's top winds, which were estimated at 90 miles per hour when she moved into Cuba, had dropped to 60 to 75 in squalls near the center as she left Cuba at Cape Cruz and entered the Caribbean. "It is very likely that the storm will redevelop over the Caribbean," Pardue said. "It has been our experience that a hurricane hardly ever dies over tropic seas." A special bulletin from the Weather Bureau at San Juan, Puerto Rico, reported that a new tropical storm, "lone," has developed in the Atlantic 1,400 miles southeast of Miami. Doctor Delivered Speaker, Not Speech A Blytheville physician last night tat In a meeting and listened to a talk on urology. The speaker wu a young man whom the Blytheville dotcor brought Into thl« world about 30 years ago. Dr. I. R. Johnson, at a session of the Mississippi County Medical Society latt night In Oaceola, recalled he delivered the apeaker, Dr. William Morse, now a prac- tnstructor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Dr. Morse is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse ol Blytheville. Approximately XI member* of the society were on hand for the meeting at Osceola Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lew Phillips, of Blytheville Air Force BaM, and Dra. W. O. Oreen and I. L. Carlton become City Council Okays Wade Building Plan City Council last night defeated a motion to revoke building permits granted L. D. Wade for construction of a grocery store and trailer court on North Highway 61 just south of Highland Street. That was the major decision made by Council among numerous votes taken by the group during the lengthy session. Following arguments by attorneys for petitioners and for Wade, and statements by some Councilmen, Toler Buchanan submitted a motion that the permits already granted Wade by the City Engineer be revoked and he be given 30 days in which to advertise for the permit. The motion was seconded by E. M. Terry. Score: 5-2-1 Vote on the motion was five against, two for and one pass. Voting "no" were Leslie Moore, Charles Lipford, W. L. Walker, Jesse White and Kemper Bruton. Buchanan and Terry voted "aye," and Rupert Crafton passed. Other action taken by the Council included passage of a motion setting the tax rate for Blytheville for 1955 (to be collected in 1956). Millage approved is the same as last year's which totals 8.9 mills, Maximum for city's is 15 mills. Breakdown on the millage rate includes: City General purposes .... 5 mills City Hall Bond Issue 1 mill City Hospital Bond Issues 1.8 mills Firemen pension and relief .1 mill City Library _. 1 mill A request by the Blytheville School District that the Council hold a public hearing at its Oct. 11 meeting- on the school's request that part of Brawley Street adjacent to Robinson School be closed was approved. Max Reid submitted the petition. The school district has purchased seven lots in the block across Brawley and south of the present school for the purpose of constructing a new, enlarged Robinson School, first of a series of construction projects. To Close One Block School officials are asking that Brawley be closed in that block and taken in as part of the school property. The concerned area is between 16th and 17th Streets. City Planning Commission submitted a map and a resolution laying out a basic plan for future street development in Blytheville and requested the Council approve the plan as a basis from which the commission would work in the future. Commission spokesmen, Frank Douglas, Wendall Phillips and Chairman John C, McHaney explained that state law requires adoption of some such basic plan by the City Council before any zoning action can be taken by the Planning Commission. Council voted to delay action on the map until the next meeting, scheduled for Sept. 27, to afford some councilmen time to study the state law. Max Mehlburger, Blytheville Council Box Score City Council last night: Refused to revoke building permits for construction of grocery store and trailer court on North Highway 61. * * * Voted" to" pu t~u{i s ,twb"way stop light at Lange School. * * * Approved tax rate for 1955 city taxes (unchanged from last year). * * * Adopted resolution calling public hearing on closing part of Brawley Street. * * * Voted to oil South Franklin Street and build sidewalk on Mathis Street from Elm to the Railroad. * * * Accepted recommendation on schedule of ratings and starting salaries for Fire Department em- ployes. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy with little change in temperature this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. High this afternoon near 90, low tonight upper 40s to low 50s. MISSOURI: Pair south, partly cloudy north this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; southwesterly winds 30-35 miles per hour west and north portions thlt afternoon; warmer northeast this afternoon, otherwise little temperature change; low tonight near 70 extreme west to 60 cast; high Thursday 90-96. Minimum yesterday—80. Minimum this morning—W. Sunrise tomorrow—4:43. SunMt todfty—6:00. Mean tempttnture— 83.S. Precipitation M hour! (7 l.m. to 7 a.m.)—nonf. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—39.31 Tkli Date tut Y««r Mailmum ywtenMr—M. Minimum this mornlnn—41. Precipitation January 1 to 4fttt — consulting engineer for the sewer program, announced that he has completed construction plans for the system and has filed them in City Clerk's office. He said all plans are complete and are awaiting only completion of financing arrangements before construction can begin. Council will meet in an adjourned session Sept. 27 when it is expected that assessments for the improvement districts will have been completed. Construction Near When final assessments are in, only the selling of bonds will remain before construction on the sewer system can get underway. Council passed a number of. resolutions concerning street work and traffic control. It approved a request by repre- lentatives of Lange School PTA for installation of a two-way stop light in front of the school on Main Street to be operated in the morning, at noon and when school Is dismissed. Improvement of the drainage situation in the school yard and prohibition of parking in front of the school also was assured by Mayor E. R. Jackson. Construction of a sidewalk on Mathis Street from Elm Street to the Railroad for the benefit of Har- See'. COUNCIL on Page 12 City's Traffic Survey to Begin On Sept. 27 George W. Barton, Northi-Mtern University traffic engineer retained by the City to remodel the clty'a traffic system will begin preliminary surveys and traffic counts Sept. 27 and 28, Alderman W. Kemper Bruton laid today. Further surveys bjr ttw Arkanui Highway Department in connection with the overall project will b* conducted on Highway! ft and M on Oct. 10, Bruton aatd. Barton li due to arrive in Blrtb*- ville Sept. X to la? plana lor HM aurvey. He hu wqueated tttt M <* MM W to M perioM to Mp wtth tW Interviewing and collating fea* wii to i

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