The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 17, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS r VOL. LI- THE DOMWAHT NKWBPAFBI OT HOWIBMW AMCAN8AI AMD BOUTlMAWr MMBOORI -NO. 151 Blytheville Courin- BlyttvevtlleD«UyN«wi Bljthevllle Herald Mississippi Valley L»d*r BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1955 TEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Wood Answers Street Queries 'Mayor Didn't Know Of Renting Machine' City Engineer A. L. Wood today said Mayor E. R. Jackson "didn't know anything about" the blacktopping of the Udell Newsom driveway and that Newsom has now paid in full. • Wood in a statement to the Cour- ment. ier News today, cited blacktopping I He said his contact with Jackson on a street where Courier News Editor Harry A. Haines lives to point out that he doesn't always get all the money needed for a blacktop job. He said that Haines had paid, however. Wood said he took it on himself to rent out the blacktop spreader, which was purchased with city money at a cost of $4,500. Says Council Okayed It was only a mention of the job and the Mayor referred him to the engineering department. Newsom also pointed out that he offered to pay for the work while it was in progress. Cites Charges "But they told me they'd have to figure the exact amount I owed, so I couldn't pay then. However, the bill has been paid now, and from I the way they charged for rent of However, he said, last year he j the machine. I think we paid plenty." contacted a majority of city Council! he slated. Newsom had reference to the fact that $10 an hour rental was charged from the time the equipment left the engineers' office. Council members became concerned over tise of the equipment on out of town jobs and yesterday said they plan to restrict its use to the city in the future. They'll have a chance to do that when they meet on Sept. 27. Chicks Roll Over Wildcats by 14-0 BUT IT DIDN'T HELP — Freddy Akers made a graceful interception and returned it 30 yards on a twisting run, one of the neatest of the night, but it went for naughi when a clipping penalty against the Chicks put the ball back on the Blytheville one-yard line. Akers had a net of 117 yards for the night, North Little Bock's team .net was only 89. (Courier News Photo) members to get their permission to rent out the machine. "Aldermen White. Crafton. Walker and Buchanan all said it was okay with them to use the machine out of town, Jodie Nabers (no longer on the Council) was chairman of the street committee at the time and he said we could rent out the machine." Wood said. Toler Buchanan, Ward Two alderman, however, today hotly denied he j was ever consulted about "taking any city equipment out of town." Wood collected Newsom's yesterday and it came to $72.50 for rental on the machine and labor. Wood said he never sends the machine out of town when it's needed in the city, but "*'e don't have enough work here to keep it busy." Referring to the block where Haines occupies a home. Wood stated that block is some $200 short in funds. Haines and R. L. Warren, who collected the money for blacktoppinp memter™^ Buo3 < 34 > of Stockton, Calif., who arrived at the frontier after five u> get one-hair of the money before years eight months imprisonment, work could start and that those pay- •—•-•• • ..»,-- ing only half should sign notes which would mature in six months and be non-inlerest bearing. Set Policy Tough Defense Shines as Tribe Gets Win No. 2 ;- Sporting some great defensive work by the entire team ; together with their usual good blocking and hard running, ; ; BlytheviUe's Chickasaw football team ground out a decisive ' 14-0 victory over North Little Rock at Haley FieliJ last night Mn their first game of the season against a Big Eight foe. The '.capacity crowd was estimated at 2,700. There were 2,382 paid admissions, school officials said. Conditioning also paid handsome the North Little Rock four and Red China Frees Another US, One Italian Prisoner By DAVID J. ROADS HONG KONG (AP) — Continuing their slow-motion turnover of 10 American civilians they had promised to release at once, the Chinese Communists sent a third man across the The Reds also released an ailing Italian bi-shop who said he had been a prisoner in Communist China since 1951. Buol, former operatoins officer Council, in a session this spring, for the American-owned Civil Air decided on this • policy for payment j Transport was In" high spirits. He of blacktopping work! ) told welcoming American and Brit- Wood said he was pointing out jsh officials tha this years of con- Ihis situation to refute any un- imement had not been too rouph dmtanding that blacktopping was physically, but "morally I was ail paid for in advance. He said J treated badly." those still owing in Haines'. neigh- [ Buol immediately asked about borhqod have not signed notes. j his wife Sue, who has been keeping Newsom said he felt it "only! an anxious vigil in Hong Kong ever fair" to point out that he didn't through Jackson's office In working out details for having his driveway blacktopped with city equip- Russia Gives Military Base Back to Finns MOSCOW WV-Premier Bulgarian j }arnily ha ,,; nE hls release as Id today the Soviet Union has j hap p lest day 0( my u fe ." decided to return Portckala military base, near Helsinki, to Finland. The Russians have held the 152 square-mile enclave under a 50- Forces of Peron Claim Victory In Argentine Revolt By SAM SUMMERL1N BUENOS AIRES (AP) —- Troops loyal to President Peron claimed today to have crushed two major rebel strongholds in predawn battles and said a strong force was at the gates of a third. The tide thus appeared to be swinging sharply to the side of Argentina's strongman in the bloodiest rebellion he has faced in nine years of power. The key points reported seized* _ ..... by the loyalist forces are the big| naval base at Rio Santiago in j southern Argentina and the army '• post nt Curuzw-Cuatia in Entrej He also sent a tciegram to his RJ OS province about 32 mines north _.,,„ i.. „.-.._ u.- .«»«— «= "IT,,. O f Buenos Aires- A few hours later, the pro-Peron war machine was reported to have rolled up to the gates of rebel- since word arrived that he was to be freed. Mel By Wife Soon alter he crossed Ihe border, Buol was joined by his wife Sue, wiio had worked tirelessly to win his release. With tears in her eyes, she raced into her husband's arms. "Doesn't he look wonderful!" she exclaimed. Buoi was clean shaven and had a fresh haircut. "the "I and want to express my thanks appreciation to everyone, large and small, who contributed towards the amelioration 01 condi' year lease as a military base since tjons aml {o a]] ^^p responsible the Soviet - Finnish armistice of! 1944. The arrangement for the 20-, mile-long peninsula on the Gulf of! Finland, 20 miles southwest of Hcl-j sinki. was confirmed in the peace treaty of 1947. Alter the Finnish-Soviet war of 1939-40, the Russians took Hango Peninsula on the Baltic, southwest of Porkkala, under 30-year lease \ fov my release," he said. Happily chewing gum, Buol wore sports shirt and faded knee j pants. He said he had lost 'about 30 pounds during his ordeal but looked fairly fit, In contrast, the Italian prelate, identified as Bishop Alphonse Perroni. was so weak he had to be base, but swapped Hango 1944 for Porkkala. [ A Finnish delegation headed by [ President Juho K. Pnasikivi and) " in j carried across the Schumchun how flny Premier Urho Kekkonen came to Moscow this week to try to gel Porkkala back. Bulganin said that the Soviet Union was returning the • base because of the "friendly relations existing between Finland and the Soviet Union and the favorable prospects for. their future development." in his right mind should want to cb back there," Perron! said, mo- the direction of Red Mother Lawyer AUSTIN. Tex. (.-?t--Mrs. Mary Joe Carroll, mother of n 19-year-old pre- law student in the University of Texas, was among 121 new lawyers admitted to the bar in Texas yesterday. Buddhist Pioneer Dies MILL VALLEY, Calif. (^—Sandor Alex While, 69, one of the first Americans to become ft Buddhist clergyman, died at his home yesterday after a long illness. tioning China The p'-nlate said six or seven Americans had boarded his train at Hnnkow nnd probably were now in Canton, 80 miles from Hong Kong. Buol's release came just 24 hours after the arrival of two other Americans—Waller A. Riokett. of Seattle, a Fulbriqht scholar, and the Rev. Harold W. Riimey of Chicago, Roman Catholic educator. Both had been held since 1951. To Release 10 All three were set free as a re-: suit,"of the Geneva negotiations be-' I ween representatives of the United States and Red China, The Chinese agreed to release a* once 10 of 41 American civilians held. Twelve of the 41, not actually un- de- arrest, are declared by the Chi-; nese to be free to go when they: choose. The other 19 may appeal to the British charge d'affaires in For Coast Of Florida held Cordoba, strategic city of 350.000 in central Argentina 400 1 miles northwest ,of B.uenos Aires, I Bureau said today that the south- MIAMI, Fla. (£•}—•The Weather and demanded tha* the insurgents surrender. The loyalist forces, which threatened a powerful attack, were identified as the 4th infantry regiment and the 3rd antiaircraft group, which had sped to the key point from Santa Fe barracks. Other eastern coast from Melbourne, Fla,, northward through North Carolina should consider itself under a formal hurricane alert. Hurricane lone, a dangerous storm now containing winds above 100 miles an hour, spun slowly northwestward over the Atlantic from loyalist troops also were reported I a position about 500 miles east of converging on the key rebel com- Miami, and could affect some portion of the alerted area by Sunday which j afternoon or night mand. Another crucial encounter would play a big part in determ-j ining .the outcome of the rebellion j the Miami Weather Bureau's hurri- fourth attempt to oust Peron since! cane center, said lone had slowed the unsuccessful June 16 naval-led i to a 10-mile forward pace and kicked dividends for the Chicks as they threw up a tight defense while shaking loose for two quick touchdown drives about midway in the game. Coach Russell Mosley went all the way with his starters, using only six replacements. Fine conditioning permitted the Blytheville gridders to hold up through the entire game while North Little Rock, despite two-platooning on offense and defense, were showing signs of hard- fought game and the heat in the second half. A-A Boys Once again it was the A-A boys for the Chicks—Abbott and Akers— with a big assist from sophomore halfback Ed Moore and outstanding blocking by Bobby Jones which told the tale of the Tribe's power-packed Notre Dame box offense. Freddy Akers, whose running and passing were big items in the attack, led the Chicks' 254-yard rushing assault with 117 yards and completed two passes good for 45 yards, one setting up Blytheville's first touchdown. A running pass, good for 34- yards, from Akers to Moore, who had replaced the injured James Privett, put the Chicks within firing distance on the North Little Rock 17 shortly before the half. B.lytheville had started the drive from its own 48 after a Wildcat kick. On the next play, speedster Moore broke around left end on a wingback reverse from Akers, picked up beautiful blocking from Jones and guards Jodie Hall and Bo Huffman and went into the end zone standing up. Akers converted both after this score and the third period TD, Dazzling Display Co-captain Abbott put on another dazzling display with his crunching runs from fullback and vicious tackling as outside linebacker. He showed a third outstanding last night blocks split-T pitchouts used for the first time this season, Abbott and Akers also had a major hand in the Chicks' second score. The TD came in the opening minutes of the third period as Abbott made a fine 20-yard return on the opening kickoff back to the Blytheville 47. Akers. Abbott and Privett picked up a first down on the Wildcat 42 to set the stage. Afcers took a pitchout from Jones and with a great block by Abbott toured right end for 19 yards to the 23. Then Abbott, on a delayed buck, found a big hole in the line and blasted his way through the secondary for 23 yards to score standing up. Fumbles Hurt The Chicks, but for some "early- season" type mistakes and fumbles deep in North Little Rock territory. with some bone-shattering as he led Interference on Cecil Gentry, storm forecaster in i might well have scored two or three | more touchdowns. The Tribe penetrated the Wildcat revolt, appeared imminent in the higher the velocity of winds whirl- .ng around her center. The American Red Cross alerted specialists at Jacksonville flatlands around the big naval base of Puerto Belgrano and the port of Bahfa Blanca. This area is about j disastei „,«.„...„.„. ~ 325 miles southwest of Buenos j to be ready to move to any spot Aires. where lone may strike. Reinforcements Brought Up The government sped troop reinforcements to the scene to back up the 5th infantry regiment in the Punta Alia sector. Punta Alia is a city of 26,000 midway between Puerto Belgrano and Bahia Blanca. Mnj. Gen, Frtmkliu Lucero, Peron's "commander of repression," said there was ''iranquility" in the country except at the isolated rebel-held points. He said there were only two key points of insurgent resistance left, Cordoba and Puerto Belgrano. A proclamation by Lucero, read See FORCES OF on Page 10 "Hurricane Condition 1" was ordered by the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. This restricts training operations and causes planes to be sheltered in hangars. Ike's Nephew to Wed FLORALA, Ala. (ff)—Milton Eisenhower Jr., nephew of the President, marries Sally Ann Booth of Florala here tonight. The nuptials ore scheduled at the First Baptist Church. President and Mrs. Eisenhower aren't expected to attend. and got inside the 20 two other times without netting any points. But great defense by the entire team, led by Hall, Gee, Huffman and Nelson, holding the Cats to 89 yards rushing was a major factor in the game, "It was a fine team victory," Coach Russell Mosley said. "It would be hard to single out any individuals." Abbott's kickoff was taken by Roberts on his own 15 and returned to the 25. Waggoner gained four on a handoff from the Wildcats' sp!it-T formation and Worrell picked up three to "the 32 with outside linebacker Abbott making Boys Held in Stoning Death Sheriff William Berryman today said that three youths — two from Joiner, one from Biirdette — are being held and charged with murder in connection with the death of a Blytheville Negro woman who was hit with a rock on July 9. Bond was set by Circuit Judge H. O. Partlow flt $5,000 each. Berrymnn listed the youths as Hugh Mahoney, 18, Joiner; Jim- role Koonce, 18, Joiner, and Milton Bulks, 17, BurdeUe. They are being held In connection with the death of tattle Mnc Ollllatn, SO, who was hit In the eye with a rock thrown by eomeont . riding In « pickup truck. She was taken to a hospital, where it was deemed necessary to operate on the eye and remove it. During or Immediately after the operation she died of a heart ailment. That was on July 11. Since then, police have been tracing down Ihe smallest hints of clues in efforts to solve the crime. Berryman, however, released no details as to how he happened to bring charges against Ihe three youths now In his custody. They are due to appear In the October term of Circuit Court's Criminal Division where Ihey .will be charged with flrst degree murder. the stop. Hodge broke through to slow Worrell. Abbott applied the clincher yielding only one yard. Justice, the Cats' long-kicking specialist, booled 38 yards and Akers returned it to Blytheville's 39. On Blytheville's first scrimmage play. Abbott drove around right end on a reverse from the single wing for nine yards. Akers lost two as Cerrato broke through. Abbott picked them up again but it wasn't enough for the first down and Abbott kicked 32 yards to the North Little Rock 32. First Break Blytheville. got its first break then when Jodie Hall pounced on a Wildcat fumble on a pitchout on North Little Rock's 22. Akers drove off right tackle for eight yards to the 14, Abbott got two on a 'reverse and'Hodge loped eight y»rd» on an *na around to Blytheville's first first down of the game. It looked like the big Maroon was on the way. But the Chicks drew a five-yard penalty for backfield in motion on the nest play and an Akers to Hodge pass failed. Then the Tribe forfeited their fine scaring opportunity when Privett lost the ball on an attempted reverse and the Cats recovered on their own 15. Waggoner got three yards to the 18 but ran into Gee and Hall at that point, Roberts' pass try failed and Worrell could get only three. Pass Intercepted Justice'booted another fine punt which was taken by Privett on hi; own 40 and returned to the Blytheville 48. Akers, on the Tribe's first attempt from the split-T, picked up three. A pass to Hodge was incomplete and a 30-yard running pasr try from Akers to Hodge was intercepted by Justice on the North Little Bock 20. Eagle sped five yards before Gee made a nice stop. Waggoner was halted by Nelson and Hall at the line and Justice's kick was returned by Akers to the midfield ABBOTT GETS IT STARTED — Charles Abbott wasted little time in serving warning on North Little Rock as to what they could expect as he shook off this tackier early in the first period and rambled on for ten yards. (Courier News Photo) stripe. down via a 15-yard assessment Abbott powered six and one, an 1 against the Wildcats to their own Akers to Jones pass was incom- 30. The first period ended with Afa- plete but the Chicks got their first! See CHICKS on Page 6 With 72-Hour Week City Police Department Turnover Is Decried Better salaries, shorter hours and a halt to the possibility of a departmental house : cleaning after each election were'listed today as the primary needs of Blytheville's Police Department. Hudson R. Hamm, the man the city has hired to review its police facilities, was the author of the suggestion. Hamm said he plans to begin 4 working with the police department early in February. In his letter he stated that "all the work we propose will not accomplish the desired objectives of the continued turnover of police officers results after each municipal election." He said, "specifically the pro-, posed assistance is in the following' areas: ' i "i. Tralfic training lor the en- ! tire police department. "2. Installation of a basic records system. "3. Preparation of traffic operational policies. "4. Preparation of a recommendation-type report on present and future police needs." "Conditions'- Listed Hamm then went on to say that on some of his visits here he made observations on "conditions which need improvement." Here are those "conditions" as he listed them: 1. Additional police officers. 2. Reduction of the work week from 72 hours to "at least" 48. 3. Improved police salaries and tenure of office for police officers. 4. Establishment of a basic records system. 5. Additional floor space. 6. Written policies and procedures, "which are necessary to uniform police operations." 7. Considerable training. To Start Feb. 1 Hamm, of the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University, stated that he had talked with George W. Barton, a traffic engineer also retained , by the city, and "we are both convinced that the police phase of the project should not begin until after some physical engineering improvements have been effected. "The public, civic organizations, official family and the police themselves will be more receptive when the improved physical changes are instituted and understood. "Therefore as Mr. Barton plans to begin operations on or shortly after Nov. 1, we plan ,to start the police program in early February." Drivtr 'Snakebit' BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (/T>—It does not pay to stop to kill a rattlesnake on the highway. Eugene Allen of Bristol, Ga., slowed his Auto to kill .the snake and a pulpwood truck imft*hed into the rear end. Buigonmon Hcmd: Soviet, E. German Talks Get Started MOSCOW (AP — The Soviet Union and East Germany opened negotiations today in the Kremlin, Premier Nikolai Bulganin, look- the divided country, ing tired after his recent illness, was on hand, as was Communist party chief Nikita Khrushchev. There has been no disclosure as to what the negotiations will cover, j but observers noted Soviet Foreign j Trade Minister I. G. Kabanov tvas present^ There has tion the conference, which followed by only .a few days Soviet negotiations which Chancellor Konrad Received by Bulganin The delegation was received earlier by Bulganin, an East German spokesman said. "He looked quie recovered from his illness," the spokesman said. Bulganin was absent from the ] welcoming ceremony when the East been soeculv Germnn delegation arrived yester- ueen spetAUJ 0 ,,,.; nf w Q ,, ;i . *„<>,,„,, T QCC said Sovict News Agency Tass earlier he was ill. One Soviet official premier work. told was U.S. diploma the suffering from over- Adenauer of West Germany, would include the question of German war prisoners and reunification ofj The East German group is head- I od by Premimer Otto Groewohl and includes East German Communist party Secretary Walter Ulbricht. Tye Kremlin call preceded the official opening of the Soviet-East German negotiations. Flood Damage Estimate Set WASHINGTON (iP> — Industrial plants in the six Northeastern states hit by hurricane-flood last month suffered damage totaling some IS' million dollars, the Commerce Department reported. In making this' first preliminary estimate of actual losses, the department said yesterday silt and debris are still .being dug out ot hundreds of plants but much equipment earlier reported destroyed has been found in rcstorable condition. Connecticut, with 72'i million dollars worth, accounted for nearly half the total losses reported. This does not include damage to homes, highways and other nonindustrial facilities. Meanwhile the Treasury announced it is guaranteeing 90 per cent ol a, 10-niilllon-dolLar, 10-year loan a group of banks Is making to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co. to restore "the heavy damage suffered by the railroad during the recent floods." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Clear to partly cloudy, little change in temperatures this afternoon, tonight, and Sunday. Monday partly cloudy with little change ID temperatures. High this afternoon, high 80s to low 90s; low tonight, upper 50s to low 60s. MISSOURI — Generally fair with little temperature change this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; windy northwest this afternoon; low tonight 60s southeast to 70-75 northwest; high Sunday In lower 90s. Minimum yesterday—92. Minimum this morning—81. Sunrise tomorrow—5;-15. Sunset tortay—fi:05. Mean temperature—-76.5. Precipitation. 24 hours (1 ».m. 'to T ».m.)—none. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to dutn-MJl. This Hale Last Year Maximum yesterday—95, Minimum this morning—72. Precipitation January Ho d*to -».•§,

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