The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1955
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VAGI FOUSTEBM BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1958 Mississippi's Wolf-Whistle' Murder Trial Opens Today By SAM JOHNSON SUMNER, Miss (AP}~Sheriff s deputies searched spectators for weapons today as they •ntered the courtroom for the sensational "wolf-whistle" trial where two white men accused of murdering a 14-year-old Chicago Negro. Sheriff H. C. Strider said he has received more than 150 threatening letters "telling me I wouldn't live through this trial." "They're not scaring me," he declared. No plea {or a death sentence is expected. Dist, Atty. Gerald Chatham said he would not question prospective jurors on their opinions of death as a penalty for murder. That apparently means the state will not ask for a death sentence for Roy Bryant. 24, and his 35- year-old half-brother J. W. Milam. Commodity And Stock Markets- Hov Yoik Cotton Deo M.y May 3277 3297 , 3281 . 3290 3282 3300 3281 3291 3270 3284 3267 3276 Ntw Orleans Co»t«it Oct ....... 3278 3280 3262 Dec ........ 3295 3300 3285 Mar ...... 3291 3291 3278 May ........ 3288 3291 3278 3265 3287 3281 3266 3286 3285 3286 Cktccg* Wheat Sept .... 198!i 198s; Dec .... MOM. 201% Chicago Com Sept .... 128% 131 Dec .... 128& 130% 1971/2 200 128% 128% Chicago Soybeans Sept .... 22JK 224% 222 NOT .... 218'/, 221 218 Jan .... 222ft 224 222ft Nov .... 220 223"4 220 1S8',2 201 V, 130% 223% 218% 226 223"/4 Now York Stocks A T and T 181 1-8 Amer Tobacco 781-2 Anaconda Copper 80 1-4. Beth Steel 1645-8 Chrysler 81 5-8 Coca-Cola 1361-2 Gen Electric S3 3-8 Gen Motors H2 1-2 Montgomery Ward 90 7-8 N Y Central 46 5-8 Int Harvester 387-8 Republic Steel 54 7-8 Radio 1-8 Socony Vacuum ........... 62 1-4 Studebaker ............... 101-8 Standard of N J .......... 140 Texas Corp ............... Ill 3-4 Sears .................... 107 7-8 I TJ S Steel ................. 60 3-4 The minimum penalty for murder is life imprisonment. Bryant and Milam are accused of murdering Emmett Till, a husky negro lad who allegedly sounded a wolf whistle fit Mrs. Bryant, wife of the grocery operator in nearby Money. Only Qualified Voters Selection of an all-white, all- male jury began today. Only qualified voters can serve jury duty and Tallahatchie County has no registered Negro voters. Women do not serve on Mississippi juries. A speedy, drama-packed trial is predicted by county officials and defense attorneys. In the race-consciou's. agricultural Mississippi Delta Negroes outnumber whites as much as 4 to 1. Sumner residents seem to resent the national publicity given their town since the crime began in neighboring Leflore County. The trial is held in Sumner (pop. 550) because Tin's body was pulled from the muddy Tallahatchie River a quarter of a mile Inside Tallahatchie County. Till's uncle, sharecropper Mose Wright, told reporters yesterday that five minutes time might have prevented the slaying. Till almost missed the train in Chicago for the vactition trip to Mississippi. "He liked to got left," Wright said. "If he'd been five minutes later, he'd have missed it." But tlie hastily dressed boy caught the train just in time to be the victim and central figure in the most sensational trial in recent Mississippi history. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (if!— (USDA)Hogs 14,000; generally steady on all weights and grades barrows and gilts; bulk 200-270 Ib including few over 250 Ib average and comprising mixed lots No. 1, 2 and 3 grade 16.50-75; large proportion of these 16.60-75; 180-190 Ib 16.00-25; 140-170 Ib 14.25-16.00; 100130 Ib 12.25-13.75; sows very uneven; under 400 Ib 14.50-15.50; over 400 Ib 13.25-14.25. Cattle 8,700, calves 2,000; open- Ing sales beef steers fully steady; •everal loads choice 22.25-23.50; utility and commercial cows 10.0012.25; canners and cutters 7.509.50; bulls and vealers unchanged; utility and commercial bulls 12.0014.00; good heavy beef bulls 11.0012.00; good and choice vealers ie.00-M.00. Air Group Protests Cuts WASHINGTON W>> - The Air Assn., a private group that often nets as an unofficial mouthpiece for that service, says any Air Force budget cuts likely would be "dangerous ventures into calculated risks of national security." Gill Robb Wilson, assieation president, said yesterday there are no apparent nreas in which cuts could be made without seriously affecting the current buildup to 137 combat-ready wings. Ike Leaves For Another Fishing Try By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER yp) — President Eisenhower left the summer White House today for Praser, Colo., where he plans at least five more days of trout fishing and another crack at the job of head chef, a role he loves. He went by automobile on the 70-mile drive northwestward from Denver to the ranch on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide. The weather was cloudy after a night of rain and hail storms. Praser's 30-degree reading early today was the coldest reported in the nation. High in the oRckies where he will be the guest again of an old friend. Denver investment banker Aksel Nielsen. Eisenhower spent five days at the Nielsen ranch shortly after arriving in Colorado Aug. 14 for a work and play vacation. Pishing for trout is the President's main mode of relaxation at Fraser. But he also takes along his golf clubs and gets in some practice with his irons in the cow pasture. Obituary Woodring Rites Are Conducted Services for Clyde Woodring. father of Mrs. Harold Nunn of" Blytheville, were conducted at 2 p.m. yesterday at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge by the Rev. W. P. Hays, of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jonesboro, and the Rev. W. T. Westmoreland, pns- tor of the First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. Mr. Woodring, a life-long resident of Walnut Ridge, had been employed by Arkansas-Missouri Power Company for 35 years. Survivors, in addition to his daughter, include his wife; three sons, Carroll Woodring of Tampa, Pla., Paul Q. Woodring of New Orleans, Troy Lee Woodring of Campbell, Mo., and eight grandchildren. Persons wishing to remember the family,have been requested to do so through a memorial to St. Stephens Episcopal Church here. Navy ROTC Exams Set Tenth annual competitive examination for high school seniors who desire to attend college and train for careers as officers in the U. S. Navy, will be held throughout the nation, Dec. 10, the Navy Recruiting Station at City Hall announced today. Applications for the NROTC program are available now and they must be filled out and submitted by Nov. 19. Male citizens between the ages of 17 and 21 can apply for the NROTC aptitude tests. Applications are available at high schools, colleges, the Navy Recruiting Station here or direct from the Chief of Naval Personnel, Washington 25, D. C, 7 1 Czechs Killed VIENNA (/P)— Nine convict workers and two civilians were killed in a coal mine accident recently at Krcava, in Communist Czechoslovakia, the Free Europe Bulletin reported today. Services Todoy For Mrs. Belisle Services for Mrs. Martha Belisle, 84, who died Saturday at Manila Nursing Home, were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Louis Emmert, pastor of First Church of Nazarene. Burial was to be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Belisle, longtime resident, o* Blytheville, lived at 101 West Cherry. She was born in Indiana. There are no known survivors. HILDA (Continued from Page 1) were jammed by refugees. . Squalls In Texas In Texas, the fruit and vegetable- rich lower Rio Grande Valley spent the night getting ready for Hilda's backlash. Rain started yesterday afternoon. A squall line moved in before da\vn and the barometer started falling at Brownville, Tex. The Weather Bureau warned that squalls with winds 25-40 m.p.h. were expected as far north as Corpus Christ!, Tex. Heavy rains were expected to spread into the lower Rio Grande Valley area today and probably on northward in the lower Pecos Valley and Edwards Plateau tomorrow. Reds Want Gospel LOS ANGELES UP) — Evangelist Tommy Hicks, just back from preaching in Russia, says the Soviet people are hungry for the Gospel. "If we could put on the 'Voice of America' broadcast just 30 minutes a day of the straight Bible message, I'm sure it would do more good for America and the peace of the world than anything else we could do." he said. IONE (Continued from Page 1) fe shelters in schools, churches and community buildings as the storm approached and passed. The fear of floods equaled that of wind and tides through the East and Northeast, where rampaging rivers toot more thtvn 200 lives and caused untold damage after August's Hurricane Diane dumped torrents of rain on Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Forty-three had died a week •arlier when Connie crashed ashore over the Carolinas and moved northward to Pennsylvania and New York, ahere watir also caused the greatest loss. MO Million Loss North Carolina's greatest loss in those two hurricanes — estimated upwards of 40 million dollars — came from flooded croplands. Pennsylvania's various state agencies and civil defense organization were alerted by Gov. Georgr/ M. Leader as the Weather Bureau there warned of possible new floods. North Carolina's Gov. Luther H Hodges, who hopped a jet plant- home from the Chicago Governor 1 .^ Conference as Connie approached flew back from a Virginia meeting yesterday and drove immediately to Morehead City for a first-hand view of Zone's destruction and the area's needs. With Hodges went Thomas H Goodman of Tliomasville. Ga., Southeastern regional director of civilian defense. Well inland from the sparsely settled Pamlico and Albemarlr sound areas of North Carolina, high water caused trouble early. The flooding Neuse and Trent rivers, at New Bern, closed U.s Highway 17, main New York to Miami route, and U.S. 70, main route to the Cherry Point Marine Air Base. Church of God Revival Starts A youth revival at the Church of God opened last night, under the direction of the Rev. 0. C. McCain. Rev. McCain, who is former Church of God Sunday School and youth director for Arkansas, now holds a similar position in Virginia. Services will begin each evening at 7:30 and wlil feature special singing by the McCain trio. Mr. and Mrs. James McFall are in charge of the singing. The public |« welcome M. all the icrvicct. the biggest penny in the world It buys more than 500 glasses of safe, palatable water supplied by your public water supply system. Yes, the penny you spend for water has the highest purchasing power in the world. For less than ten of these pennies you get a ton of water delivered right to your faucets. Yet few of us stop to consider that this convenient, reliable, low-cost service is due to the efficiency of America's public water supply systems. A good water supply rarely receives public recognition because, like good health, it is taken for granted. But it is the community's greatest asset, guarding health, life and property. ille Water Co, ''Water Is your cheapest commodity' PERON (Continued from Page W streets of the city, which has a population of 100,000. Threat to Ports Another rebel broadcast warned that Eva Peron, capital of Buenos Aires province, will be bombarded shortly. The reported assault on Mar del Plata could be the curtain raiser to the rebel's oft-repeated threats to bombard Argentine port cities until President Peron resigns. The short wave broadcast, heard here prior to the rebel 'transmission, said port and oil depot installations in Mar del Plata were hit by shells. Earlier the Peron government said it had launched an attack on Puerto Belgrana, a rebel stronghold. A communique said "complete normality" prevailed over the country except for "centers of resistance in Puerto Belgrano and Cordoba," but this claim was disputed by rebel radio announcements. A rebel broadcast from Puerto Belgrano, big naval base 350 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, declared the 2nd Army Command had joined the revolt — now in its fourth day — and had seized control of the western province of Mendoza . The broadcast claiming to come from the provincial capital, the city of Mendoza, claimed anti- Peron forces also were in control of the neighboring provinces of San Juan and San Luis. Capital Blacked Out Announcing the attack on Puerto Belgrano, the government said, "Very superior army troops are converging from several directions of the nation in order to stamp out this last seditious redoubt.". It said "cleanup operations" were resumed at Cordoba at dawn. Buenos Aires went through its second consecutive night blacked out under the threat of rebel bombardment. Two deadlines set by the rebels for Peron's resignation passed yesterday without the promised attack. Meanwhile, three big warships — presumably part of Argentina's oceangoing fleet — moved up the broad River Plate, which runs alongside Buenos Aires. Their mission was a mystery. A rebel- controll«d fleet of river warships has been standing by in the Plate and some reports said the river vessels were awaiting the support of the heavier guns of the ocean fleet. Both sides have claimed the loyalty of the fleet. Most of the larger ships were on maneuver in the Atlantic when the revolt started Friday. The government for the ^econd time announced last night that it held Cordoba, provincial capital of 350,000 persons in- north central Argentina. It admitted, however, that the "insurrectionist command still maintains some centers of resistance. *' Pro-Peron forces first claimed they were in control of Cordoba Saturday. The government radio, explaining why fighting there had not ended as previously announced, said later loyalist forces took their time because they "did not want to aggravate the suffering of the civilian population." Rebel broadcasts derided the government claims. Still in Control • Government broadcasts asserted the "activities of the mutineers are more by radio and propaganda than real," and declared the "coi> stitutionai government remains strongly in control of the situation." The state radio said, "There is no doubt that the seditious movement was patiently prepared with great foreign help adverse to the constituted authorities." "This is clearly evidenced by the fact that their information service is organized only from the exterior," the broadcast said. It charged information favorable to the rebels was "spread abroad" immediately, while attempts were made to "distort the official resolutions or communications.*' Telephone communication with Argentina was disrupted yesterday afternoon and correspondents in Buenos Aires were permitted to send out only government commu- niques and other official information. The government said an uprising in Tucuman was put down by loyalist forces but gave no indication of the size o£ opposition strength. Tucuman is some 700 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Rebel forces in the vicinity of Bahia Blanca, a big port near Puerto Belgrano, cut the gas pipeline to Buenos Aires from oilfields in southern Argentina. The govern- RUSSIA (Continued from Page 1<> fugees appeared to be part of the Communist world's big campaign to coax such citizens home from abroad. Four Kinds The decree provided four kinds of amnest yfor those held In the Soviet Union: (1) immediate freedom for those serving 10 years or less; (2) sentences over 10 years cut in half; (3) freedo mfor those in exile or deportation for having served in the German army or other Nazi units; and (4) and end to investigations and trials of collaborators, still being prosecuted. Although the Russian leaders have admitted to Western correspondents that they promised Adenauer to free the German prisoners, there has been no such announcement to the Soviet people. Westerners here presumed the Russians ment termed the move a "cowardly act" and appealed to housewives to use gas only for essential tasks. Gas is widely used for industrial as well as household purposes in coal-short Argentina. could not have made public ouch a concession to the Oermnni unless they first showed mercy to the Russians who collaborated with the Invaders. The Russian agreement to release the Porkkala base, which commands the gulf of Finland approach to Leningrad, was made In negotiations with Finnish President Juno Paastktvi »nd Premier Urho Kekkonen. American sources at the United Nations pointed out that Soviet retirement from the Porkkala base will only move the Russian forcei 30 miles across the Gulf of Finland, while U.S. withdrawal from Europe would roll the American* back 3,000 miles or more. US Jet Crashes, Five Are Killed TOKYO WT—A U. S. Shooting Star jet orashed into several Japanese houses today near Hachioji, 50 miles west of Tokyo, killing four Japanese and .the 1 pilot. Par East Air Forces said the plane was on a test flight from Takota Air Base outside Tokyo. An investigation is under way. The pilot's name was withheld. HI6H I'LL TAKE THE PLAID VOGUE From You'll exclcim, "Great Scot!", when you see this array of plaid Sportsters.' 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