The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1955 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 15J Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dully News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS NBA Fair Set For Opening Tomorrow Some $8,000 in cash prizes, 20 different exhibits and an automobile daredevil show should be enough to keep visitors to the Northeast Arkansas District Fair here occupied, but in case-fair-goers find time on their hands, there will be the Tivoli Exposition Shows on the midway and the "Stars Over Ice" show on the final three days of the program. and be filled with agricultural displays. The fair starts tomorrow runs through Sunday, according to Raleigh Sylvester, fair secretary. Pair visitors will have an opportunity to register for many additional prizes such as bicycles, a power lawn mower and a pony. Zfl Counties Represented Exhibits from 20 different Northeast Arkansas counties will offer a comprehensive picture of how people in this section of the state work and play. •The various exhibits will range from a display of weapons used by the National Guard to the esthetic arts and flower exhibits. One unique feature of the displays will be the heirloom exhibit, for various mementoes of bygone days. This exhibit will be well- guarded and equipped with plate Blase and locked. These precautions should be sufficient to warrant the exhibition of some of the area's roost prized souvenirs from grandma's jewel box. needlework and flowers, along with a cooking and canning display. The PHA,-4-H and FFA groupi will have individual displays together with the home demonstration club. Two Bit Shows There will be exhibits by educational and commercial groups and a farm implement show demonstrating the latest in agricultural machinery. Of special interest to the ladies will be the handicraft exhibit, food preservation and needlework competition and the National Crochet Contest. Entertainment-wise, the daredevil auto show will be presented by Aut Swenson with his "Thrillcade". On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Pair Week, the beautiful "Stars Over Ice" show will be featured. The National Guard's Military Exhibit, being presented at the fair for the first time, will be sponsored 7th American Prisoner Freed By Red Chinese Baptist Missionary Gets Release On His 67th Birthday HONG KONG WPt—An American Baptist missionary held prisoner by the Chinese Communists almost five years crossed Lhe border to freedom on his 67th birthday today. He was reunited here with his Wife. It was her 65th birthday. The Rev. Lcvi A. Lovcgren of Cherry Grove. Ore., was 'he seventh American civilian freed by the Chinese Reds since Friday. The Communists promiwd during recent negotiations with the United States at Geneva to release American civilians still in China. Shouts of "happy birthday" greeted the Rev. Mr. Lovegren as fie came across the bridce between Hontr Kong and Communist China. His wife Ida and daughter Mildred were wailing m the police station on the road to the city, Entering the station, the grnymi; missionary stopped and stared silently nt the two women. Then they rushed into one another's arms. As the family left (he police station, 70 newsmen sang "Happy Birthday to You." Three American Roman Catholic priests — Fathers Frederick A Gordon of Somerset, Ohio: Joseph E. Hyde of Lowell, Mass., and Lhe Rev. Jnines G. Joyce—arrived on the train from Red Canton yesterday. They had been held under house arrest more than Uvo years by the Chinese Reds. Father Gordon was accused of shielding revolutionaries, Father Hyde of spreading propaganda and Father Joyce of collecting informa- 'tion on airfields. The Rev. Mr. Lovegren. who was arrested in Chungking in January, 1951, and sentenced to five years on charges of spying, said the Communists cooperated in getting him to Hong Kong in time for his birthday. The Nettro exhibit building will by Blythevllle's Company M. In addition to a helicopter, to be flown from Little Rock, the display will include a 75mm recoilless rifle. 50 and 30 caliber machine guns, mortars and rocket launch- ens. Ammunition for each of the u-rapom and Held equipment n<?d i by combat infantrymen aUo will | be included in the exhibit. I Company M personnel will be on j hand at all times, to demonstrate ! and explain Uses of the weapons, j So circle the dales on your cal- j cndar from Sept. 20 to 25 and make I plans to atU'iid the big Northeast > ArXnnsas District Fall 1 at Blytheville's Walker Park. Kansas City Men Charged In SeMo fheit FAIR BOOTH PLANNED — Officers of Blytheville's Co. M, National Guard, are shown above preparing plans for the Company's military exhibit io be on display at the Northeast Arkansas Pair which opens tomorrow. The exhibit will include a helicoptper, heavy weapons and small arms of the infantry. Officers making plans for the exhibit, the Guard's first at the NBA Pair, are (seated, left to right) 1st Lt. George C. Ford Jr., Company Commander William D. Presnell. (standing, left to right) 2nd Lt. John J. Duclos and 1st Lt. William P. McCormick. (Courier N"e«'s Photo). Russia Again Calls For U. S. Forces To Leave Europe Argentine Rebels Refuse Peron's Truce Invitation lone Lashes Coast Of Carolina; Heads North into Virginia HATTERAS, N, C. (AP) — Hurricane lone swept inland over the North Carolina coast today and headed northward. Beaches and inland cities took a pounding from the violent winds and high tides. Rain deluged the area far ahead of the storm center. The Cherry Point Marine Air Station recorded gusts of 107 miles an hour as the tropical storm passed almost directly over the base. The big storm headed for Virginia and hurricane warnings were up all the way from Wilmington, N. C., to Atlantic City. The rest of the! East Coast all the way to Provincetown, Mass., on the tip of Cape j Cod, was under hurricane alert. ! Torrential rains flooded streets and highways, tore out communication lines isolating many communities and the high tides, and ! pounding waves ate at the North j Carolina beaches already hit three | times by hurricanes in less than a | year. j Telephone Lines Down I lone came ashore just east of 1 Morehead City. N. C. Telephone # Hilda Unleashes Full Power On Flooded Tampico 125-MPH Gales Lash Rich Oil Port; South Texas Gets Rain By RICHARD KASISCHKE MOSCOW" (AT* TAMPICO, Mexico W)—Hurricane Hilda, with winds at her center of 125 miles an hour, pounced on this I already flooded^ oil port today. Small buildings toppled, along .with lines were down, but scanty radio I reports indicated damage there was ' not too serious. At 8 a.m., the Weather Bureau located the center of the storm j trees and signs. near Cherry Point. She was travel- Ra i RS that had fallen since yes- ing north-northwest at 12-15 miles! terday increased in intensity. Elec- an hour and was expected to con- tric power f aUed and it Wa g feared tinue on a course between north-1 communications would west and north for the next 12 hours. After that the storm was expected to veer to a more north- northeast course. This would put the storm center at the Virginia line this afternoon ] go soon. President's Offer For Negotiations Is Turned Down By ROMAN JIMENEZ MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Juan D. Peron offered today to negotiate with the Argentine rebels, but they refused to talk unless he submits his unconditional resignation. The Argentine state radio repeat- * edly announced that Army Minister Gen. Franklin Lucero, on Peron's orders, had invited the revolutionary command to start conversations. A later broadcast from the rebel fleet in the River Plate said the insurgent command rejected the invitation. The broadcast from Buenos Aires said the decision to seek negotia tions was taken because of insur- BULLETIN BUEKOS AIRES '.fl — President Juan D. Peron Insisted today on resigning. The-Soviet Union IS Wasting'no time The storm center at Cherry Point | fld - — ... -bout 140 miles souta-south- CARUTHERSVILLE- i Frederick Freidly and William Cari ter, 28-year-old Kansas City, Mo., ' men. have been bound over to Cir< cuit Court on charges of burglary and larceny by Magistrate Sam i Corbett. j Bond of S3,000 each was made on i n charge of stealing an unknown > amount of jewelry from Howard ' Fender's jewelry ?tore at Stecle. ' Bond was set at $3.000 each on a ! churire nf taking some personal . property from Alfred Haying's dry i cleaners nt Stecle. i They will be held in county jail < here until the additional bail is : posted. Authorities indicated they I are expected to make bail any| time now. { Houston Bounds and Benny Neal ; Taylor, both of Gobio-r, were found ; sruilty of gambling with dice on i Labor Day and upon picas of suil- | ty were fined $25 each and costs • and given 30 days suspended jail ] sentences. j They were accused of gambling > with Richard Bounds, 25, of Gobler, 1 who is being held in county jail ) pending preliminary hearing Sept. j 20 on n first degree murder charge. j Raymond Bound? is accused of fatally shooting Omer Welch at the gambling scene. J. C. Jefferson was bound over to Circuit Court for illegal voting at j Hayti last week. He was committed to jail after failing to post S500 bond. Jefferson is accused of voting while he had lived in Hayti for only four weeks. The prosecution argued he wasn't a citizen. ! in renewing its call for American troops to quit Europe in the j wake of Russia's promise to return the Porkkala naval base ' to Finland. ! Hard on the heels of Russia's tions," could return home and DC I concession lo her Baltic neighbor, : cleared of guilt if they came back the Communist party newspaper; repentant "to an honest life of i labor and ftoi become useful mem- Pravda commented: "There can be noubt lh.V. the abolition by other powers of military bases on foreign territory would be an importnm contribution to the further relaxation of international tension and won hrlp to create the necessary conditions for ondine the arms drive." Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov v.-as expected to take the same lack before the United Nations Assembly, opening tomorrow New York, as well bers of the socialist society." This appeal to esilees and See RUSSIA Page 14 M Manslaughter Charge Aaainst Mexican Dropped in the Big The State of Arkansas this morn- b i ing, on a motion of Deputy Prose- Four foreign ministers conference ( culjng Attorney A s (TDdd) Har _ in Geneva next month. : rison _ dismissed the involuntary Necessary Prelude In another phase of the compli-| d j G - Martinez. 24. ^and cated diplomatic maneuvers under j way in the Soviet, capital, the gov-; " a sweeping; 3r canceling. citizens convicted of collaborating with the; Germans during World War U. \ TJiis was viewed here as a nec- i manslaughter charge against Amado G. Martinez. 24. and entered charges of driving while under the ernment announced amnesty reducing sentences of Soviet essary prelude to the expected | influence of intoxicating liquor and leaving the scene of an accident. The charges are in connect ion with the death of two Blytheville youngsters Tuesday night in a rear-end collision involving two : cars just south of the Missouri- Arkansas state line. official announcement of amnesty j Martinez 1 two passengers in the for German war prisoners still held! car j unn Trevino and Dionicio by the Soviets. Their return was> Trevm0i nave oeen charged with pormised West German Chancellor (i eav i n g me SC ene of the accident Konrad Adenauer during his visit.; and public drunkenness. Rain was falling in extreme south Texas. The lower Rio Grande! Valley, still damp from rains \ dumped two .weeks ago by tropical! storm Gladys, braced for more] rains, high tides and possible -:=st of Norfolk. 1 Record Flood Tsmpico started feeling the ef- were hour. Highest winds near the center " estimated at 120 miles an! fecis of the hurricane yesterday, i Gusts grew in. intensity all night, During the last few hours, the | lashing the downpour through the Weather Bureau said, winds of > streets. more than 100 miles an hour had j Cloudbursts and backed-up water been reported in southeastern North Carolina. Gusts then were up to 54 miles at Norfolk. The heavy rains already have spread into southeastern Virginia and will continue to reach out as much as 250 miles ahead of the hurricane center. Big Tides Forecast from tides and have swamped huge sections of the city. Gladys' torrential rain set off j a record flood. The waves and high tides backed up the Panuco River floodwaters, which spewed out and covered j some 20 new sections of the city, i Only one highway was open for j relief measures. Rail,lines are out | ' gent threats to bomba rd Buenos aires and the city of Eva Peron. Resort Shelled Rebel naval forces had announced the bombardment of Mar del Plata, a seaside resort town 400 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, and a threat to shell Eva Peron, the capital of Buenos Aires province, only 35 miles away. Claim and counterclaim from each side continued to cloud the exact situation of the revolt, Which began Friday. The broadcast seeking negotiations, first heard here at noon, was repeated regularly every few seconds . after that. With the announced purpose of averting bloodshed, it asked that fighting cease at the present lines. There was no immediate reaction from the rebel fleet in the River Plate. The rebel station at Puerto Belgrano declared that Mar del Plata had surrendered to rebel forces through the Uruguayan consul. , The broadcast, from the fleet said Mar del Plata had been shelled by the cruiser Nueve de Julio, boueht by Argentina from the United States four years ago. A broadcast said fighting- began in the See PEROX Page 14 10th Street Paving Set To Begin Paving of Tenth Street tatween the High School and Highland Street is scheduled to get underway immedia tely, according to Second Ward Alderman Toler Buchanan. "We're going to pave just wiiare we've got the money paid," Buchanan said today, stating that the remainder of the street will be surfaced as soon as property- owners pay their share to the City Clerk's office. Issue of paving the 10th Street came into the limelight last week when residents of the area protested use of city blacktoppinff equipment outside the city limits. City Councilmen last week indicated they would take steps at the next Council meeting to halt the practice of using the equipment outside the city. Paviog of the street will begin at Highland. "We're going to start at Highland and go south to the alley north of Spruce," Buchanan said, Then, we'll pave a section south of Moultrie Drive to the alley. That's all the money we've got 100 per cent of." That is a strip approximately three blocks long and another one- half a block. "As soon as people pay in th« other areas we'll get them paved," he said. Weather Tides up to 8 and 10 fee: above. normal were forecast near [he j and planes and ships were held storm center to the north and east! at bay by the storm, and as much as 3 to 5 feet above] Schools and public buildings normal in some sections well in j See HILDA Page 14 advance of the hurricane. j "All precautions should be con-j turned for protection of life and j property against dangerous winds, high tides, heavy rains and local . flooding caused by this hurricane," the Weather Bureau warned. Rains up to six inches were forecast as the storm moved relentlessly toward the northeast Where last month's Connie and Diane caused tragic floods. Cape Hatteras already had recorded 4.78 inches and Wilmington had 4:60. Waves and tides chewed for the third time in six weeks at the North Carolina beaches. Protective sand The amnesty decree by the judge Graham Sudbury contin- j dunes, hastily erected after Connie Presidium of the Supreme Soviet jued Martinez' case to tomorrow also said Soviet citizens who were | in order to give the defendant a exiled or deported on collaboration chance to decide whether to seek charges, or who fled abroad . and j counsel or to face trial without a served in "anti-Soviet organiza-: lawyer. and Diane, were again washed away. Power lines went down, j Beach residents and vacationers j alike by the hundreds took refuge ; See IOXE Page M NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; little change in temperature. High this afternoon low ;o mid 90s; low tonight in the 60s. Maximum Saturday—91. Minimum Sunday—62. Maximum yesterday—93. Minimum this morning—60. sunrise tomorrow—5:44. Sunset today—6:02. Mean temperature—76.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to i n.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—3S.31. . This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—93. Minimum this morning—75. Precipitation January 1 to date—25.66. Work Is Underway On New City Directory Work has begun on a new up-to-date city directory for Blytheville. Publication of the directory was approved last week by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The directory will be published by Mullin-Kille Company, in association with the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has no financial connection with the work, accord- ins to R. M. Logan, president, but is "interested in bringing to Blytheville regular directory service. Some of the items to be included, many of which are not found in most directories, will be designation of home ownership: telephone numbers arranged by streets, alphabetically and numerically; a complete rural route directory; designation of the number of children under 18 in each family; a classified business directory, with national trade names: a preface section containing pictures of leading business and professional men and women, buildings, points of interest and scenic spots. The master directory will go to business firms with a special householders supplement to be presented to selected homes. The directory is expected to b« completed in about six months. Come to the Fair Activity At Walker Park la preparation lor U>t Mortheaat Ar- kansas District Fair picked up spc«d today us all the varied facets ot the big show got ready to show their wares at the grand opening tomorrow at i p.m. Entries in all divisions o( Judging at the (air. from grandmother's wild cherry preserves lo pure-bred cattle and swine, were pouring into the area today from some 94 Northeast Arkansas counties. In the photo at left, the West Ridge Home Demonstration Club members are shown setting up their booth In the Main Exbtbit Building. In U» lower picture of thi center wctloo, workers for Tivoli Shows get ready for »« carnrnl opcntac. only place that seemed untouched despite all the hustlt »od bu»tl», was the livestock, where life just rocked along u iau»l. (C Newi Fholot)

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