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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 128 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1954 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS USTakesHand In Bid to Settle EDC Dispute BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The United States stepped into the impasse here over the European army plan today in a desperate effort to negotiate a settlement. Special Ambassador David K. Bruce, the United' States' expert on European integration problems, flew in from Paris unannounced last night. He arrived as the foreign ministers were locked in a marathon eight-hour session trying to hammer out their differences over France's proposed changes in the European Defense Community treaty. The meeting did not break up until after midnight. Secret Talks Bruce met for an hour this morn- ning with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and then went to see Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, chairman of the six-nation conference. Bruce conferred next with Luxembourg's Premier, Joseph Beck, and then spent an hour with French Premier Pierre Mendes-France at the French Embassy. All his calls were cloaked in secrecy. A German spokesman • said the main purpose of Bruce's talk with Adenauer was to bring about a reconciliation between him and French Premier Mendes-France on EDC. West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg already have ratified the European array pact. France and Italy have not. Bargaining here the past two days has failed to bridge the wide gap between the army plan in its MDDC WORKERS MEET — A meeting of the Missouri Delta Development Commission's executive committee (membership: 16) in Campbell one night brought out some 35 workers who came at 7 p.m., stayed until 11:30 laying plans for the organization's program. (Courier News Photo) 83rd Congress Ends; Victory Claimed by All In Four-Point Program. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last in a series of three articles explaining the formation and activities of the Missouri Delta Development Commission.) By GRAHAM SUDBURY, JR. (Courier News Staff Writer) Preparation, education, organization and stimulation — these four points have been pegged as the immediate objectives of the Missouri Delta Development Commission by its president, Dr. Frank L. Sisson, Jr., of Sikeston. To Dr. Sisson and his co-workers, the next steps to be taken hinge on these aspects. President Sisson sized it up this way: Preparation—"We must prepare for our active program in seeking to attract industry, through taking consensus of our selling points and determining methods of expounding the program to best advantage." Education—"We will continue to stress the purposes and objectives of the MDDC, and feel that public acceptance will follow an explanation of our basic goals throughout the area." Organization—"We must build an original form and France's new active organization structure wit h a proposed version. Unwilling to admit defeat, the foreign ministers assigned a committee of defense, legal and economic experts to meet again today to try working out details of a compromise proposed by Gelglan Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak. Final Attempt The ministers planned to take up the compromise plan in an afternoon session. This probably will be the final attempt at a settlement in the parley, which had been scheduled to end yesterday. Spaak's formula calls for taking up unsettled issues after France and Italy have ratified the treaty. But French Premier Pierre Mendes-France feels a pledge to reopen negotiations later is not enough to help him get EDC approved by the balky French Parliament. Only Spaak seemed optimistic after the breakup of the long session this morning. He said, "We foundation in each of the 74 incorporated towns in the seven- county .area. In essence, the MDDC will be a seven-county Chamber of Commerce." * Stimulation—"We want to stimu- BHS Marching Bond to Start Drills Monday The Blytheville High marching band will begin school drills at 10 a.m. Monday in the band room, it was announced today by Band Director Robert Lipscomb. The band will be organized at this meeting and begin preparations for the football season, Mr. Lipscomb said. Prosepcts are good for an 85- piece band, he said, "but we will have a lot of new recruits which late the program of the MDDC with immediate action. With our goal of 525,000 for the operational budget during the first year set, and solicitation under way, the next step is to raise the money." PLANNING and selling the MDDC is a task that involves many conferences on the part of the participants. The most recent meeting of the group's executive committee, a group of 14 members, brought out more than twice that number of MDDC workers. Following a luncheon at the Pol- Mac Hotel in Campbell, which began at 7 one night early this week, these dead-serious Missourians with the eye for industry talked MDDC for four and one-half hours, until 11:30. Many of the workers in attendance had goodly distances to drive before reaching their homes spread throughout, the Bootheel area, but as one commented at the meeting, "This work has to be done." An expert in the industrial location field, Don Foster of Foster Associates, Belleville, 111., told the group that night' that "to be a live, active community, a town must uro- duce more than it consumes .Pro- School duction above and below the ground pre- I is the formula for an economically Stabbing of Estranged Wife MANILA — A fast-traveling car slammed into a concrete bridge abutment three- fourths of a mile north of Beecham's Corner here early this morning to end a grisly, hour-long argument, stabbing and flight in the death of an estranged couple. Army-McCarthy Probe Senators Seek Agreement GOP, Demos Plan To Defend Record By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) — The 83rd running of the con gressional steeplechase reached its climax late last night with just about everyone claiming, "My horse won." * Even before the windup, the ! White House claimed top honors ' for President Eisenhoxver and the Republican party. It said 65 legislative proposals wore Eisenhower's colors this year and that only 11 finished out of the money. Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, declared that Con- f Cynthia Taylor Wallace, 37-year-1 lace then said, "Yes, I'll let you Id mother of three, believed to j get your breath," and cut her have been dead since receiving critical stab wounds about 4 a.m. in Paragould, and Scott Wallace, 52, Manila highway department employe and carpenter, were killed. According to Greene County Deputy Sheriff Bill Hyde of Paragould, Wallace came to the home of Mrs. Blanche Bishoff of Paragould, with whom Mrs. Wallace was staying, about 4 this morning and stabbed his wife, who had begun divorce proceedings, then threw her into his 1951 Chevrolet and sped out of town toward Manila. Mrs. Bishoff told the Courier News this morning that Wallace kicked in a locked screen door to force entrance to her home and accosted Mrs. Wallace while Mrs. Bishoff looked on. Mrs. Bishoff said Wallace pulled a Jong-bladed pocket knife and stabbed Mrs. * allace four or five times in the chest and back, then dragged her from the house and into his car. Tells of Stabbing- In the yard of the Bishoff home, Mrs. Bishoff reported. Mrr. Wallace, gasping, asked her husband to "let me get my breath." Wai- went through all the questions I will mean a lot of work on the part without reaching a deadlock" and added he still had "some hope." Mendes-France told reporters, "Things are going badly." West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, emerging from the session tired and drawn, said, "What good can you expect at such a bad time." The French Parliament still has not ratified the treaty, 27 months after it was signed, and Mendes- France says it never will unless his proposals are accepted. He wants, among many other things, to delay for eight years the supranational features of EDC whereby an international commis- See EDC on Page 10 of old and new members to field a good marching band." He said band members unable to report for this session should "notify him to facilitate assignments of positions in the band. the Christian side of denominations repre- farmers Asked to Check Truck, Trailer Lights State Trooper Gene Mabry this morning asked Mississippi Count}' farmers to check all farm trucks and trailers slated for fall use for j dustrial prospects are determined, licenses and lights. • i Mr. Foster suggested preparation successful community or area. "When industry inspects an area, it looks for life—are all sented? How are the schools—are they fully accredited? Are there sufficient hospital facilities? Is there a wholesome civic life in the community and area—are there outlets for self expression? The welfare of the employe, in this day of razor- keen competition, has become most important to industry because of the importance of avoiding a high turnover in employment," Mr. Foster said. * * * PROGRESSIVE local government, adequate sanitation and other factors also came in for attention from Mr. Foster. With all these points. checking out favorably, better production and better relationships will be the reward of the industry locating in such an area, he told the MDDC members. Once in- State laws and safety regulations set forth specific requirements for such vehicles, he added. and delivery of individual briefs outlining advantages of the area See INDUSTRY on Page 10 Osceola Wins Traffic Award For 2nd Year For the second successive year, Osceola has won the American Automobile Association's award for having gone through the year without a pedestrian fatality or injury. The AAA award was presented Thursday to Mayor Ben F. Butler and Assistant Chief of Police Alex Wiley by Ray Morgan, Jr., a member of the Arkansas Automobile Club and safety chairman of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. throat, according to Mrs. Bishoff, who said Wallace had been drinking at the time of the attack. Greene County Sheriff Chester Shirley, notified that Wallace was heading toward Manila, his home, called Mississippi County Deputy- Sheriff Lee Baker at Manila and New Social Security Bill Is Passed Meets Requests up Wallace. this morning told him to pick Deputy Baker said that as he was leaving his home, a passing motorist stopped and told him the Wallace car had hit the bridge abutment near the entrance into the city. Baker said the car was demolished when it struck the abutment, and that the motor was pushed under the front seat. William White of Blytheville, who witnessed the accident, pulled Wallace and the body of Mrs. Wallace from the wreckage. Baker said Mrs. Wallace was dead at the time her body was removed from the car, and Coroner E. M. Holt Said following an investigation this morning that in his opinion she had been dead before the accident occurred. Dies of Injuries Wallace died 30 minutes later at Fox's Clinic in Manila of a crushed chest, broken neck and internal injuries. Deputy Baker said Wallace was conscious following the accident and talked as he was removed to the clinic, but did not disclose whether Mrs. Wallace was dead prior to the accident. . Mr. White was out of town today and could not be reached for questioning, but told investigating of- Meeting Held In Effort To Break Deadlock By G. MILTON KELT WASHINGTON (.>R—The senatorial "jury" that probed the McCarthy-Army controversy planned a major effort today behind closed doors to break through barriers of discord and agree upon a verdict. Chairman Mundt (R-SD), who presided at the hearings by the Senate Investigations subcommittee, said failure to agree would mean a lapse of weeks or months before the group's seven members could meet again. Prospects for agreement - "are not good, but they're not hopeless.'' Mundt told a news conference last night. Sen. McClellan of Arkansas, senior Democrat on the subcommittee, said he considers it is "not possible to agree" today. He's writing a proposed statement of ficers following the accident that i what he thinks the hearings showed the Wallace vehicle appeared to be but said. "It isn't quite finished." Semo Irrigation Fiefd Day Set The Pemiscot County irrigation and drainage field day will be held on Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. This fact was carried in a farm page story of yesterday's Courier News, but the head on the story gave another date. Drainage and irrigation projects having difficulty on the highway before weaving into the abutment. Mrs. Wallace was clad only in a nightgown when thrown in the car in Paragould, and had the bloody garment on when removed from the wreck, according to officers Several of the knife wounds were See WKECK on Page 10 Negro Injured In Car Wreck Richard Robinson. Blytheville Negro, received minor about injuries his car ran off Highway 61 near Dogwood Ridge and hit a tree as he dozed at the wheel. Robinson was alone in the carj at the time of the accident, ac- will be viewed on the Gide"on-An- j cording to State Trooper Gene Some senators have said privately there has been delaying friction within the subcommittee, some of it because of sheer xveariness in the hard grind of the Congress windup, and some due to resentment against alleged efforts to "steer" the findings. Wider Probe Meanwhile. Chairman Watkins (R-Utah) of a special bipartisan committee that will hold a new and wider investigation of McCarthy, scheduled a conference (with McCarthy's lawyer to discuss procedural and other matters. Watkins said he does not plan to propose a postponement of his group's public hearings from their gress had passed a program embodying "the basic principles the party was elected to put into effect." "I think, a majority of the people will favor that program." he said. But the Senate's Democratic leader, Lyndon Johnson of Texas, said he believes the actions of the GOP-controlled Congress will get a thumbs-down response from the voters in November. Campaign Fodder "I think they will choose the Democratic way of life," he said. Johnson predicted Democrats will find campaign ammunition in the administration's farm, tax, labor, power and business policies. All House terms expire this year and 37 Senate seats will be filled in November. Congress adjourned last night but the Senate is subject to recall sometime during the fall to consider a special committee's report on a censure move aimed at Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Members of both houses viewed the session as strenuous—particularly senators who had put in about double a 40-hour week for more than a month. Sen. George, the Georgia Democrat who tops all his colleagues in years of service, called it "the toughest Senate session" of them all. The final week was rough for both houses. Some half dozen major proposals were sped to the White House. COMMUNISTS — An anti-Communist bill was one fast finisher WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill liberalizing and extending the social security system just about as President Eisenhower wanted. The measure aroused some pre- adjournment political bickering but both House and Senate snouted approval of a compromise version late yesterday and the bin—final major legislation of the 83rd Congress—went to Eisenhower for his expected signature. It will increase present and future benefits to retired persons and survivors, boost taxes to finance the higher payments and bring an additional 10 million persons under the 20-year-old system. This was one of the key bills ia the Eisenhower legislative'program and one from which the Republicans expect to reap a political harvest. Particularly is this true since th« increased payments to 6& million persons now on the rolls will go out about the first of October, when the fall campaign for control of Congress will be in full swing. Democrats, hovever, insist voters will not forget that the the bucked by the administration. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) produced it, seemingly from the blue, as a Democratic answer to the Republicans, who charge Democrats have been "soft" toward communism. Few members of either party were inclined to oppose Humphrey's bill in this election year. The Justice Department, however, objected to Humphrey's original plan to not only outlaw the Communist party but to treat individual Communists as crimin- system originated under a Democratic administration and Congress and that the Democratic party has fought to expand " it. Farmers Brought In The bill will extend social security coverage to nearly all working people in america, whether they are employed by others or are self-employed. The biggest new group brought into the system comprises 3,600,000 farmers and 2,100,000 additional farm hands. Farm coverage aroused a last- minute controversy in the Senate over the bill as finally worked up by a Senate-House conference. The Senate had excluded farm operators, but House conferees stood firm on this point and finally won over to their side the three Senate Republican conferees. Sen. George (D-Ga). senior Dem- als. The department — and Presi- ocratic conferee, was not happy dent Eisenhower — viewed this as a threat to anti-Red laws already in operation. Sex'eral Bounces After bouncing several times between Senate and House, the proposal was modified to strip the party of legal rights without making party membership in itself a i mem of the population had been about the outcome. He shouted to the Senate that social security was intended to protect industrial workers and the like, but never the self-employed, such' as farmers. The chief administration argument for coverage of farmers and their workers was that this seg- scheduled Aug. 30 starting date, [ criminal' offense. This compro-1 seriouslv neelected in the past as rwit rnrir l*a. ftr\f\f +*f\4- *-t*i* *,.± +\ . . . _ ~ ! " , 3 ^^ " **—?« **o but that he does not rule out the possibility that the subject will be mentioned. special committee will look mise passed the Senate 79-0 and See CONGRESS on Page 10 far as social securitv cerned. was con- derson Farm, about 4V> miles south ! Mabry, who investigated Hobin- \ into charges leveled at McCarthy -- - - - !_-- . . .... of Gideon. ^^ • t I WiUCill/. Here s Story Behind That Long-Term Want Ad: N eg son was examined and dismissed at Walls Hospital following the accident. as p oss ibie grounds for ensure action by the Senate. By GEORGE ANDERSON (Courier News Staff Writer) If you are like most people, you read the classified page of the paper almost as regularly as the comics, sports or society page. There seems to be something about want ads — whether or not you want to buy, sell or trade something — that attracts the interest of most people. Perhaps it's just the natural curiosity of the species that makes it so. Whatever it is, we've got it, too. Thus, we have long been intrigued by a small ad in the "For Sale" section of the Courier News classified page. This is what it says: Tom's Ca'e. Reason lor selling: owner in ill health. Wishes to retire. Ph. 3-9602. Now, here is an interesting puzzle for you inveterate want ad readers: How long has this little item been running in the paper? If you read the page religiously, you will know it's been a long while, though chances are you will underestimate the time. • • » IT'S NOT improbable that the ad has set a new record for the number of consecutive days printed in the items for sale column. After wondering about It for some time, our curiosity finally gnined the upper hand and we began a search of the files, seeking the edition in which it was first published. This task was no* so tedious as it miarht seem {•,... ., ;3 ,. c ,~ 0 ..,.. ,j, ;V p , vere given * tip on the approximate Tom Xenos . . . he'll keep trying date it started, and (2) the chore was speeded immeasurably by the use of the Courier News' new microfilm filing system and viewer. This search revealed that the ad first ran in this paper on. Oct. 8, 1952. Since that time it has appeared, almost without change, in practically every issue of f'-" paper. Only occ —ion- ally has it missed a day or two before being renewed. The first ad, only slightly different from the one in today's edition, read as follows: "Tom's Cafe, 419 W. Ash. Reason for selling, old age. ph. 9602." * * • WITH THIS discovery in hand, we departed to said cafe with more questions in mind. Here is what we found: "Tom" is really Ferdinand Temotheos Xenos, and he was born in Zante, Greece, in the year 1890. That's the way the name reads on his citizenship papers which he received in 1923. But since coming to America he has been just plain "Tom." That was in 1912 when he was 22 years old. "I landed in New York April 21, 1912, and two days later I was in St. Louis working in a brick yard," Mr. Xenos said. He also had worked in a brick plant on the little island of Zante, off the coast of Greece, before coming to this country. Mr. Xenos moved about quite a bit during the first years in America. After one year in the St. Louis brick yard, he went to work for a railroad and lived in many different places during the two years that followed. * * * IN 1915, he first came into contact with the restaurant business and has been in it ever since. "I started in a restaurant wasNns dishes and Bopping the floor. me! ;~fr I became a j See XENOS on Pagt 10 I ro School Registration Set Ike, Mamie Off for Colorado Mundt said if members of the WASHINGTON (.^President Ei- McCarthy-Army "jury" can't agree senhower left Washington this j on a report now he will *5k them morning for a work-and-play stay j to choose irom among these possi- j n Colorado, where he'll plan a jble courses: i speaking campaign to help fellow I l. Recess until sometime after [Republicans win firmer control of mid-September, when he would call j tne next Congress. _ . , .. • them back into session. j rhp Pr^iripn- o'nri >rr« vicar, Registration dates for Negro jun- _.,.., . ,. . L ^residem and .,ir*. Eisen- ior and senior hfeh school students j „ 2 " Cal1 of negotiations until the hower leit Washington National were announced today by Leo Jef- i Senale reconvenes—which it plans Airport aboard his plane.the Columbine, for the ei-i-hour flight to Denver. As the President paused in his fers, principal of Harrison High 1 T in J. he , fa11 or wimer to receive School i tne >> a tkms committee's report. Juniors and seniors at Harrison \ 3 ' Lec the Republicans and Dem- match. The First Lady traveled in a grey outfit. A second plane was waiting at the airport when the presidential craft took off under gray, rain laden clouds, to carry a group of White House aides and officials who will staff the chief executive's working office at Lowry Air Force Base. Denver. One of Eisenhower's first chores on arrival will be to draft a half- hour speech on what he regards will register Monday through i ocrals try to .f£ re ® on separate re- j short walk to the gangway to j as administration accom- Thursday and seventh through! portsby I "'" 1 """" tenth grade students will register 1 4 - Have Aug. 30-31. All registrations will be held at Harrison High School from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on those days. ports by mail polls. j speak to an acquaintance, Mrs. member — four j Eisenhoxver turned back to say Republicans and three Democrats i that "I'm in a hurry" while pho- write a separate verdict, and Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered thundershowers most numerous in afternoon and evenings; no important temperature changes. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy today, tonight and Sunday and scattered thundershowers west late today or tonight and mostly in west portion file them together as a single document. Mundt termed this the least desirable of the four. tographers took their customary departure pictures. The President wore a brown suit, shoes and tie and hat to plishments. The speech will be televised on all networks and broadcast over ABC at 7 p.m., CST. Monday. CBS radio will record it for transmission at 8 p.m. NBC and MBS will rebroadcast it at 8:30 p.m. Can Gird Globe in 48 Hours,SaysAF By VERN HAUGLAND AP Aviation Writer OMAHA W — The Strategic Air Command, global striking arm of the U.S. Air Force, says its jet bombers could fly nonstop around the world in less than 48 hours. SAC pilots are eager to make the try, but their commander. Sunday. Not much temperature! Gen - Curtis E - Lemay, frowns on the idea. No Point "Why?" said Lemay to an inquiring reporter. "What would be the point? Why- waste the taxpayer's money?" Brig. Gen. William (Butch") Blnnchard, SAC's deputy director of operations, told the Air Force Association <AFA) at a briefing <U change. Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunrise tomorrow—5:25. Sunset today—6:41. Mean temperature (midway between hl£h and low)—80.5. Precipitation lost 24 hours (7 a.m to 7 a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan, 1 to this dale — 28.45. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—88. Minimum this mofnin;, 62 Precipitation January i to date — 34.71. hours off the flight time of the Lucky Lady any time they wanted to." The B50 medium bomber Lucky Lady II, a modified Boeing B29 Superfortress, encircled the globe nonstop, 23,452 miles, in 94 hours in March, 1949. It was refueled in flight four times, and averaged 249 miles an hour. SAC pilots of Boeing B47 medium bombers at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.. and elsewhere have been coaxing their superiors for many months to let them set new globe-girdling records. The six-jet B47 has an average speed well above 500 miles an hour, and is erage of one refueling operation each five minutes of every 24 hours, around the clock — "and 99 per cent of our refueling efforts are successful." Crew Size Disclosed Blanchard also disclosed that the eight-jet Boeing B52 heavy bomber the first production model of which made its initial flight this month, will have a crew of six, twice that of the B47. A SAC information officer said this was the first public disclosure of the size o* the crew required by the B52. The huge jet bomber, capable of higher and faster flight than the B47, eventually will re- rendily refueled in flight. Blanchard said SAC C97 tankers have transferred 15 million gallons SAC headquarters yesterday that i of fuel to aircraft in flight already j as, earfier tills" month and pro- 1 the SAC bombers could "knock 50 j this year. He said there is an »v-1 duction hM be«a place the 10-engine Convmir B36. The last B36 came off th« Convair assembly line at Fort Worth. Tex-

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