The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 16, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP HORTHBA8T ARKANSAS ADD SOUTHEAST MMSOUJU VOL. LI—NO. 150 SljthevUin Courier filyttievillt Herald Mississippi Valley Lead* BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Red Chinese Release Two U.S. Civilians By DAVID BOAM HONG KONG (AP) — Red China today released two American civilians — the first of 22 the Communist* have promised to free. One of the two asserted h« WM guilty of spying for the United States. # Released were Walter A. Rlckett of Seattle, t. Fulbrlght tcholar 1m- Prisoned July », 1M1, on «ptori- »*« chirgM, and the ReT. Rarld W . Rlpiey, M, Chicago, dean at the Roman Catholic Ftt Jen University in Peiping. He wa> arrested on spying and sabotage charges In July 1951. Rickett said, after crossing the border into this British crown colony: "I was engaged in espionage work and there was a (Korean) war. I was an agent for the U.S. government. I collected military information." Ricketi's wife Adele, when released by the Reds last February, said she was guilty of spying. She Reds Will Accept Ike's Arms Plan Tells Ikt Odds Favor Acceptance Of Geneva Proposal BJ- MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER arold E. Stassen praised the Communists highly. She reitereated that today after her husband was freed. Appeared Brainwashed American officials said last spring Mrs. Rlckett appeared to have been thoroughly "brainwashed." Rfckett is a former U.S. Marine Corps language officer who speaks Chinese and Japanese. "We have waited four years and three months for this day," said Father Higney. He wore nn open nightshirt and a crew cut. He was in good health Both talked briefly it the border with Richard Tomlin, American Red, Cross representative, and a reporter permitted into the, area BS a representative for all news agencies. RScfcett praised both the Chinese and American Red Cross. country and the Soviet Union to "* haven't been speaking Engllsn exchange blueprints on military {or a !on S lime." he said, establishments, and to agree to He said he confessed to cspion- told President Eisenhower today he believes "the odds are" that Russia will accept the President's plan for the United States and the Soviet Union to exchange military blueprints, and agree to mutual inspection. Stassen, the President's special assistant on disarmament problems, conferred with Eisenhower for a half hour after flying from New York to report- on the United Nations disarmament talks. To Exchange Blueprints A U.N. Disarmament subcommittee has been studying, among others, the proposals Eisenhower outlined flt the Geneva Big Four conference. That plan calls for this mutual aerial inspection of such establishments. The U.N. subcommittee has expanded its talks to age IS days after he was arrested July 25. 1951—13 months after the start of the Korean War. Include ground inspection. I "* collected the information and At a news conference after his M wns K»nty," he said in a low, meeting with Eisenhower, Siassen steady voice, was asked whether he was optimistic lhat Russia eventually will nccep: "some form dent's plan. Geneva PI Stnssen replied, "the odds Said Reds Lenient Rickett wore gray slacks and a of the Prcsi- gray-brown shirt, his hair was untidy but he was clean shaven. He carried a small shaving kit. "The Chinese government was that they will" accept Uie plan. A btt later, Stnssen emphasized that he was talking about acceptance of the plan E outlined by the President at Geneva and not "some form" of it. SUissen has been serving as deputy U.S. representative at meetings of the U.N. Disarmament sub- commltec in New York. [ lenient with me. They could have sentenced me to 10 years but gave me only six and released me after four,' 1 he said. "I'm afraid 10 years Is a long time in anybody's life. Considering the situation, I was treated excellently. At all times my treatment was the same as the other Chinese prisoners, but jmmitec in new IOFK. . . r • The talks, which grew out ot the ^elgner I was given more food.' Geneva Big Pour conferencee, have , Asfced whether he feels he has been going on for more than two been indoctrinated by the Reds, weeks. There have been reports I R ' ckett replied, "I have read th American officials feel that so\lct I chineseii P a P cls i flnd progressive Union representatives are giving' Articles." serious consideration to Eisen-! Ho snid ne passed military in formation to unnamed U.S. consu lar officials and to a British Embassy second secretary whom he identified as Ted Youde and to Dutch legation employe he named as Miss Helen Van der Hofen Presumably the latter two were in Peiplng at the time. Rickett said he stayed behind when the Reds overran the main land because "the political situa tion was .such that I felt I couk learn more about the Chinese.' FIRST SHOWING — BIytheville will get the first public showing; of the new High School band uniforms at tonight's Blytheville-North Little Rock football game. Shown above with Band Director Bob Llpscomb are (left to right) Kay Henderson, Joe Hughes, Billy Caldwell, Nicky Weedmani D. L. Webster and Robert White. Uniform hatsjhad not arrived this morning but were due to arrive in time for the game. Game time at Haley Field IB 3 o'clock. (Courier News Photo) East German Premier Arrives for Soviet Talks By RICHARD KASISCHKE MOSCO\V (AP) — The Russians prepared a welcome today for East German Premier Otto Grotewohl. They hailed East Germany as a sovereign state and brushed aside Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's claim his government speaks for all the Germans. Soviet negotiations with Grotewohl follow up those Adenauer concluded only three days ago. Soviet Premier Bulganin, who, headed up the Soviet side in the bargaining sessions with Adenauer, not expected to take part for the time being at least in the talks with Grotewohl. The Soviet news agency Tass disclosed last night that the 60-year-old Soviet leader was ill, but did not specify his ailment. bower's Geneva proposals. 79 Attend Health Clinic Held Here Some 79 children attended two health clinics yesterday under the joint sponsorship of the Department of Public Welfare and the Health Department, Two doctors and nine nurses supervised the crippled children's clinic *t First Christian Cnurcn and the rheumatic fever clinic at the county health unit on the Court House grounds. The crippled children's clinic at' traded 73 children and six attended the rheumatic fever clinic. Mrs, Clara Ambrose, Mississippi County nurse wu in charge of the clinics. Dr. John Christian, orthopedic •urgeon with the crippled children's division. Little Roclc and Dr. Al Stone, pediatrician, examined the children. A total of 104 invitations were issued to children In the county to attend the clinic. Women of he Lake Street Methodist Church prepared lunch for the group, under the direction of Mrs. Jinimie Sanders, and Mrs. S. C. Owens assisted Dr. Stone. Mrs. Otis Austin was In charge of transportation for the rheumatic fever clinic and Mrs, Mabel Lunsford assisted Dr. Christian. Mrs. Earl McGregor and Mrs. Taylor, Rebeknh Lodge, were In charge of the dressing rooms. Local and state Health Unit workers n nd Locn 1 and sta t e wel fare workers also served during the clinic. Scout Court Set for Oct. 10 The North Mississippi County district's Boy Scout Court of honor will be held Oct. 10 at a site still to be nnmed, according to Floyd White Scout Held executive. Meeting last niRht nt the Rustic Inn, the dlstrlcls 1 iicout leaders also set a Camporce for Oct. 29 it Big Lake. The district's annual meeting will be held Oct. 20 at a place yet to be named. Bill Stelnscck and KeKnneth Richardson are co-chairmen (or till meeting. Ellis Heads AEA Membership Drive W. P. Ellis, superintendent of schools at Luxora, has been ap pointed chairman of membership committee of the Mississippi County chapter of Arkansas Education Association.. . The appointment was made by Mrs. Phillip McRae, of Wilson, president of the county organization. Rep. L. R. Autry. superintendent of schools at Burdette, was named co-chairman. Reports on membership from each school in the county will be asked at a meeting of the county organization Sept. 30. Aim of the group is /or 100 per cent membership. Eye, Ear Test Plan at Osceola Osceola's Junior Auxiliary will continue its eye and ear testing in Osceola public schools, Mrs. Prank Edrlngton, welfare chairman, announced today. Other projects to be Investigated by the Auxiliary during the year include cod liver oil plan for school children, assisting in the education phase of the cancer program, a children's aid center, a teenage canteen and assistance In blood typing of,residents as part of the civil defense program.' Mrs. Wallace Hoke, Thrift Shop chairman, announced that the shop will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. /fee's Best Wishes DENVER (fl — President Elsen- liower today sent good wishes to the people of Mexico on this anniversary of the independence of thnt nation. Bulganin was not on hand for the opening today of another set of Soviet negotiations, with a Finnish delegation headed by President Juno Paasakivi and Premier Urho Kekkonen. The Finns hope Jo get back the heavily fortified Porkkala naval base, 20 miles southwest of Helsinki, which the Russians have held on a 50-year lease since the 1947 pence treaty formally ended the Russian -Finnish hostilities of World War II, The meeting with Grotewohl was seen as a Soviet move to reassure the East German Communists that Russia had not sold them out by negotiating with Adenauer. The Soviet-West German talks resulted in agreement to set up diplomatic relations between the two governments and, according to Adenauer, an oral promise from Bulganin to release German prisoners held in Russia since World War n. Two Claims Rejected The Russians set i he stage for the Grotewohl talks by rejecting two claims Adenauer had made before leaving Moscow: the Bonn legitimate regime was CD the that only German government, and <2) that a final settlement of Germany's frontiers must await tile peace treaty. -*The Russians declared through Tass that Adenauer has no more to say about , Germany's final borders than East Germany. They also pointed out that the East Germans already had signed away prewar German territory east of the Oder-Neisse Line to Poland and Russia. Tass made clear that the j Soviets do not consider the frontier ' subject to further dickering. (Official circles in Bonn said they had anticipated this Russian reaction to Adenauer's claims. They said the Chancellor had put the points on record so it would not appear he was surrendering the German position on unity and settlement of the frontiers to gain other points.) At Potsdam Conference The Oder-Neisse Line was laid down at the 1945 Potsdam conference. It was then agreed that sub. ject to a final peace settlement Poland should administer those parts of prewar Germany lying east of a line from the Baltic Sea just west of Swinemunde, along the Oder River to its juncture with the Neisse River and from there to the Czechoslovak border. In addi tion, East Prrusia was divider between Poland and Russia. The Communist party newspaper Pravda also indicated the way was being cleared to give East Ger many credit for release of the German war prisoners. The party organ published a letter from East German Presi dent Wilhelm Pieck formally ask ing - Soviet President Klement Voroshilov for release of all stil' held. The letter was dated Aug. 31, almost two weeks before Aden- r uer came to Moscow. All this was seen as a Russian move to counter any propaganda effect Adenauer might have on the Germans by contending his efforts had furthered the German cause. Leader Blasts Eisenhower Again; Denies Smear Tactics LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. George M. Leader of Pennsylvania says that if President Eisenhower is the Republican candidate in 1956 the Democrats "are going to need sharp weapons, well laid on." "I want to make it clear that I am not calling for a smear campaign, for personal abuse," he said, but "I am calling for a normal exercise of the two-party system." Speaking last night at the second of two $100-a-plate Democratic fund-raising bafiquets, Gov. Leader said that "if Mr. Eisenhower Is a candidate, he will be running on a record he himself will point to with all of a candidate's pride. "Our duty will be to review that record as we see It — to point to its failures as well as its successes — to illuminate those places where Dwlght D. Elsenhower has been a less than perfect president of the United States." See Related Story Pags 5 "Dwight Eisenhower is no constitutional monarch," said Gov. Leader said it will take sharp weapons "to penetrate the screen is responsible for an administration "incapable of sympathy for the farmer, the workingman, and the small businessman." Leader said it will take sh to"pt s henrpn99 w5o6, ene trnte creen of protective armor that has been put around Eisenhower" and added: "Harry Truman's broad ax alone won't do it. Neither will Adlai Stevenson's rapier thrusts. Every Democrat . . . has a part to play in this work," The young governor, filling in for former President Truman, swung a faw hatchet blows liinv self. "There Is no Bensoa farm policy that Is creating an agricultural depression. It is an Eisenhower policy. There is no Brownell security policy that has built up a shocking crew of government-paid informers and perurjcrs. It is an Eisenhower policy." "No Hobby Snafu" "There was no Hobby snafu on the polio vaccine. It was the El- senhower administrations snafu. "The Humphrey blooper thai cast the Treasury * billion dollars in corporate taxes, the Humphrey hard money policy that gave us a quickie recession, are misnamed. They are Elsenhower's responsibilities, Eisenhower's blooper, El- senhower's handout to the banks.' If the President isn't aware of what his aides do, Leader suggested, "A 'I Slept Here' sign should be ordered for the White House, for the Doud house In Denver, for the Gettysburg farm, »nd perhaps even the Burning Tree Country Club." Saying the administration Is building "a millionaires' party, Leader declared farm income has dropped 2.1 billion dollars since 1952 and 5,600 small businesses went broke in the first six months of 1955 — "the largest number In 14 years." Labor has ' no representation in the administration and has held Its own only because of its militant leaders, he said. 7 Negroes Entered In State Colleges By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least seven Negro undergraduate students have been accepted for previously all-white classes in Arkansas' tax-supported colleges for the fall term. Dean N. p. Hazelbaker of Arkansas State College at Jonesboro announced today that three Negro Jonesboro residents have been enrolled as freshmen. It was announced yesterday that two Negro students have entered the College of Engineering of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and that Arkansas Tech at Russellville and Henderson State Teachers College , at Arkadelphla have enrolled one'Negro freshman each. The university has accepted qualified Nogroes In Its graduate schools and in certain special classes since 1948, but until now none had been mtered in a strictly undergraduate college such us engineering. 3 In Nurslne The other colleges involved also had restricted undergraduate attendance to white students. Besides the engineering students, three Negroes have been enrolled in the university's School of Nursing at Little Rock. The School of Nursing Is classified as a part of the university's graduate Medical See 7 NEGROES on Page It FFA Begins Ad Soles Campaign Blythcvllle's Future Farmers' of America club ha.s begun a map campaign to sell calendar advertising 'or an PFA calendar. Thirty-two arts will b« sold by FFA boys it »W tftch. Curbs Sought On Asphalting Out-of-Town Jobs Are Cited City Council members indicated today they will take steps to halt the practice of using city equipment outside the city limits. They made particular reference to the city's $4,500 asphalt spreader, purchased last year. Use of the blacktop spreader on* — Udell Newaon's circular driveway touched off the topic. Newson lives near Dell and recently city workmen put asphalt on the driveway which encircles his home. This morning Mayor'E. R. Jackson referred a Courier News query regarding the job to City Engineer A. L. Wood, a Jackson appointee. Wood said Newson hasn't paid for the job "yet" but stated that 'Til get the money before nightfall." Mayor Jackson pointed out the city had rented the asphalt spreader to a contractor for use on four bypass bridges while new bridges were constructed on US 61 in the county Wood said he recalled that $700 rental for the distributor was collected from the state contractor. He said the city also sold the builder "a little" asphalt, but that for the most part, they supplied their own When it was pointed out that citizens of BIytheville desiring blacktop must pay in advance, theoretically anyway. Wood pointed out thai he couldn't collect from Newson in advance because he didn't know how much he would owe. Favor Restrictions But five Councilmen contactec this morning were firm in their opinions that city equipment shoulc be used in the city only. Some Councilmen pointed out thai the city's grader has been rentec out before when there is no need for it in town. First Ward's Jesse White said of use of the asphalt spreader on out- of-town -fobs, "I don't like it." All Councilmen contacted disclaimed having any knowledge thai the machine was going to be used on the Newson job. First Ward's W. L. Walker pointed out that a resolution is now ready and probably will be presented at next Council meeting Sept 27 at which time Council .will oe .asked to take action governing use of blacktopping equipment. Walker said, "As long as this machine is needed in town, it shoulc be used in town." Wants Wide Controls Second Ward's kemper Bruton said today he is of the opinion thai "some procedure should be set oul which would put limits and restrictions on use of this equipment, both in the city- and in connection with any possible out-of-city job.?, i think such a procedure also- should govern payment and collection of funds for use in blacktoping. Toler Buchanan, also of the Second Ward, stated, "It is my understanding that Council a year ago passed a resolution in which we recommended that city equipment not be taken out of town. "This came up when a group from BIytheville who own homes in the Lake Norfork area asked that some blacktopping work be done over there. "I still don't think this equipment should be taken out of town. 1 E. M. Terry, of the Third Ward, said he "strenuously objects" to use of the equipment outside the city. Therefore, five aldermen contacted this morning definitely were favor of restricting use of the equipment. This would virtually assure passage of any such measure at the Sept. 27 Council meeting. Larceny Suspect Held in Missouri Coy Wolford, Leachvllle, who was picked up last night in Missouri in connection with the theft of'jewlery and firearms from the Billy Steed Store, Leachville, has signed waivers and will be brought to Mississippi County Jail from Kennett this afternoon. Wolford, who was released on bond recently for thefts in southern Mississippi County, is being booked on a charge of burglary and grand larceny, according to Sheriff William Berryman. Retail Sales In Area Up ST. LOUIS (£>) — Department store sales in the Eighth Federal Reserve District rose 5 per cent ast week over the same week last year, but 'at Little Rock sales dropped 14 per cent. No reason for the sharp drop at Little Rock was given by the St. is federal reserve bank, which reported the figures today. At Memphis and Louisville sales ncreased 9 per cent and at St. Louis they were reported 5 per cent higher. Child Hangs Self MEMPHIS, Tenn. IjR—While Mr. and Mrs. Billy Grnham Watched a drive-in movie last .night their 14- month-old daughter Karen hanged herself in the back seat. Police said she apparently climbed on a pillow and put her head out a partially opened side window. The pillow slipped, leaving her head trapped Klween the window glaso Mid Argentine Army Officials Call For Peron to Resign BUENOS AIRES (AP)—Circles in close contact with the army said today unnamed officials in the army had called upon President Peron to resign. NCPC BEAUTY, III—Sue Vaughn. 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. "\V. Vaughn, will be West Memphis' entry in the Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest competition. A student at Northwest Junior College, Senatobia, Miss., she is sponsored by the West Memphis Jaycees. Y's Summer Plan Contacts: 25,000 Some 25,823 contacts with Blytheville's younger citizens were made during the three summer months in which the BIytheville Y operated, according to a report released yesterday by the Y Board of Directors. Some 12,173 BIytheville youngsters attended the Y summer play ground program, some 600 boys and girls were registered in the program, according to the report. The game room in City Hall ranked second as the best drawing attraction. The room showed an attendance of 7,434 for 79 days of operation. The junior High Social Club attracted 597 during 12 Friday evening sessions, while 25 chaperones gave time to the project during the summer. In sports, 697 young people used ;he Y tennis courts at Walker Park. :n addition the Y sponsored three baseball leagues. The Pee Wee league embraced eight teams with a total of 140 boys and had a composite participation of 1,945. The men's softball League had 6 ,eams, 94 players and a composite jarticipation of 649. The four-team 3 ony League played 32 games, of which six were out-of-town con- ests. Composiite participation in his activity was 1,233. * There was no official confirmation. Federal police headquarters near the Congress Building were evacuated, possibly indicating fear of an attack. Peron was reported to have gone to the Army Ministry about 3 a. m. This report came on the heels of government announcements that armed rebellion had. flared at three key centers in the interior and had been "rapidly" crushed. The government also declared a terrorist plot had been smashed in Buenos Aires with the arrest of 100 civilians. This was the fourth reported plot aimed at upsetting Peron since the major revolt of June 18—just three months ago today. Balaguer Said Leader The state radio said "it is un- derstood'' the chief of the rebel forces is former Gen. Dalmiro Felix Videla Balaguer, who was accused Sept. 8 of leading the Rio Cuarto garrison in a conspiracy which was crushed. Four days later, Gen. Balaguer was reported under arrest, but this never was confirmed officially. Despite earlier government announcements that the situation had been "fully dominated," there still The surrender of 300 rebel troops in Entre Rtos Province was announced. A state of siege—virtual martial law—was extended to the entire country. Previously this applied only to Buenos Aires. Peron proclaimed the state of siege and the House of Deputies, completely dominated by pro-Peron Deputies, approved it in Just five minutes. There was no oincial account of casualties from the revolt but it appeared that some bloodshed must have" resulted. A policeman was reported shot to death in the Belgrano District of the capital. Identify of his attackers was unknown but they may have been linked with the plotters ir the capital city, - Spe«:h Not Made Peron had been scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. to leaders of the General Confederation of Labor the workers' organization. An hour after the speech was scheduled for radio broadcast it had not been maee . An air of quiet tension prevailed in the capital, where anti-aircraft guns were mounted at strategic points, including Ca.-;a Rosada, the pink-colored building where Peron has his presidential headquarters. On the outskirts of Cordoba, the big provincial cap' al in central Argentina, elements in an air force technical school tried to seize control. Fighting raged there, with loyal troops of the 3rd Infantry Regiment launching a dawn attack against the entrenched rebels. The government said it was also in control of the situation at Curuzu-Cuatia, a town in Corrlente Province north of Buenos Aires. Unrest was reported also in Rosarlo, Argentina's second larg- olf- aip opu latity, wit estc hano est city, with a population of almost a half million, 170 miles north west of Buenos Aires; at Santa Fe, 100 miles north of Rosari; and at Parana, 235 miles northwest of See PERON on Pape 18 He Didn't Show PHOENIX, Ariz. W! — The city 'ired one of its laborers, claiming ic failed to show up for work. The aborcr appealed the dismissal to he City Civil Service Board »nd he board agreed to hoar him yes- terd&r. He tailed to show up. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Clear ;o partly cloudy with little chang* n temperature this afternoon, to- light and Saturday. High this afternoon low 90s, low tonight upper 50* ;o mid 60s. MISSOURI—Mostly fair with little temperature change this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; windy northwest portion this afternoon; low tonight 60s southeast to 70-75 nortlnvest'hlgh Saturday in tht 90.1. Minimum yeitcrduy—M. Minimum.this morning—M. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42. Sunset today—6:W Mean, temperature-—71. Precipitation 24 hour* (T ft.m, t* T a.m.) none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to d»t»—»,X Thii Date Lau Year Max 1mvim ynterdajr—M, Minimum thin morning— tt. fT«CiptWHQft jMtttMff 1 M 4

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