The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1955 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 20, 1955
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(ARK.) COURIER NEW! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER », 1906 Till Murder Trial Testimony Begins By SAM JOHNSON SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — The stale of Mississippi sets out today to prove that two white men killed a 14-year-old Chicago Negro boy who allegedly made offensive remarks and whistled at a white woman. The evidence appeared to be heavily circumstantial — so much so the state doesn't plan to ask the death penalty. Only two more jurors must be picked before the prosecution un- Commodity And Stock Markets- New Yorit Cotton («:» awtatlnn Oct ....... 3258 3263 Dec ........ 3282 3287 Mar ........ 3262 3270 May ........ 3273 3284 3258 3280 3262 3273 New Orleans Gorton Dot ........ 3256 3261 3256 Dec ........ 3282 3288 3282 Mar ........ 3214 3279 3274 May ........ 3274 3283 3274 325S 3284 3265 3262 3271 3281 Chicago Wheat Sept 199 199'i Dec .... 201% 302)4 Chicago Com Sept .... 131 132 Dec .... 13154 13Hi 197'i 200',-!, 130% 130% 197V!, 2009s 131K ISO's Chkege Soybeans Setp .... 224V, 226 224 225)4 Kov .... 222)4 224% 222"/i 223)4 Jan . 226 229 225 228 Nov .... 224 228 224 226 New York Stocks A T and T ...... ........... 180 7-8 Amer Tobacco ............ 78 3-4 Anaconda Copper ......... 78 5-8 Beth Steel ................ 162 Chrysler ................. 90 1-2 Coca-Cola ................ 136 Gen Electric .............. 527-8 Gen Motors ............... 141 1-2 Montgomery Ward ........ SO 5-8 N Y Central .............. 46 3-4 Int Harvester ............. 38 3-4 Republic Steel ............ 53 5-8 Kadio .................... 48 1-2 Socony Vacuum ........... 62 Studebaker .............. 97-8 Standard of N J .......... 139 1-8 Texas Corp ............... Ill t-4 Sears .................... 104 5-8 TJ S Steel .............. ... 60 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. tf!--USDA — Hogs 10,000; slow to moderately active; mostly 25 lower on 190 lb up with spots as much as veils its case against silent Roy Bryant, 24. and his balding half- brother, 36-year-old J. -W. Milam, who talis readily but seldom smiles. State and defense attorneys operating in the shirt-sleeve heat of a crowded courtroom, agreed yesterday on 10 jurors for the all- male, all-white jury. Through the tedium of juror questioning, the principals in this publicized case sat quietly, frequently abandoning their silent contemplation of the steamy proceedings to tend their 2-year-old sons, whom they held on their laps for a time. Their wives were also in the courtroom. The two men are charged with killing Emmett Louis Till, who allegedly whistled at Mrs. Bryant after offensive remarks. Big Mystery The big mystery is what happened between the time Till was taken from the home of his sharecropper uncje Mose Wright until the time the youth's body was found floating in the muddy Tallahatchie River a few miles to the north. The state says Bryant and Milam bludgeoned Till, shot him to death and disposed of the body by weighting it and dropping it in the river. Bryant and Milam say they let the boy go unharmed. One source close to the case said the state has no witnesses to actual events. Dist. Atty. Gerald Chatham said he would not ask the death penalty "since a substantial part of the state's evidence is circumstantial." Principal state's witness apparently is Wright. 64-year-old uncle who said three men took his nephew away under protest at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 28. The body was found three days later. Wright, a short, thin negro who is proud he has never before had any dealings with the law, heard Till had -inde some remarks or wolf whistles at Mrs. Bryant, 21. The incident allegedly occurred Aug. 24 in Bryant's country store Money, a community near Greenwood in adjoining Leflore County. Postal Service Has Big Deficit WASHINGTON (#)—The Post Office Department said today it ended the 1955 fiscal year $362,700,000 in the red. Releasing its annual financial re- 50 off; around 375 head U. S. 1 and porti the department said this was an improvement of $29,200,000 over the previous fiscal year, which ended with a $301,900,000 deficit. Postal revenues totaled $2,349.500,- i 000 last year, up $88,400,000 from' the preceding year. Expenses were $2,712,200.000, up $59,200,000. 2 grade 200-225 lb averages to all interests at 16.75; bulk 200-2GO lb Including 16.25-50; majority 140-170 lb 14.25-15.75; 100-130 lb 12.25-13.75; sows generally steady; under 400 lb largely 14.50-15.75; 400 lb up 13.25-14.25:. Cattle 8,500; calves 1.700; steers opening slow; occasional sales choice steers steady 22.00-23.00: not enough done to definitely establish trend: commercial cows steady; mostly H.00-12.00; bulls and vealers steady; cood and j choice vealers 19.00-2-5.00; a few] prime 25.00-27.00; scattered sales I common to good stocker and feed-j er steers steady at 14.00-17.50; util-j ity and commercial bulls 11.00-1 12.00. 70 Mexicans Killed CELAYA. Mexico </Pj—A speeding passenger bus overturned and rolled down a grade near here, killing 10 Mexicans and injuring 26 others. Obituary Walter Sides Dies; Rites Are Today CARUTHERSVILLE — Services of Walter Lee Sides. 67, well known Pemiscot County farmer of near Caruthersville, were to be conducted at 3:30 this afternoon front First Baptist Church by the Rev. S. G. Shepard and the Rev. Floyd V. Brower. Graveside rites were to be held by Masonic Lodge 461, Burial was to be in Little Prairie Cemetery with H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge, Mr. Sides died suddenly Sunday night at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Haytl. The son of the late William and Emily Sides, he was born Dec. 25, 1887, in Tippah County, Miss. Mr. Sides moved to Pemiscot County in 1897 and attended schools here. He was married to Miss Annie Entrikia at Olive Branch, Miss., on Dec. 27, 1911. He was a Baptist and a member of the local Masonic Lodge. Mr. Sides was an ardent fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Sides, Caruthersville; two sons, James Ralph Sides, Caruthersville, Robert Lee Sides, Detroit, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Nelson Creech, Wardell; Mrs. .Don K a r w i c k , Caruthersville, Mrs. Royce Welburn, Paragould; a brother, Shirley Sides, Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Pike, Hay- tl, Mrs. Allie Tipton, Horn Lake, Miss., and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were to be Junior Turnage, Frank Speight, Harvey Slentz, Harry Barker, Harold Creech and Lennie Watkins. Services Today At Caruthersville For Mrs. Hall CARUTHERSVILLE — Services for Mrs. Virgie Bennett Hall, 74, were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Caruthersville. The Rev. D. K. Foster of Big- gors, "Ark., and Rev. S. G. Shepard, Caruthersville, were to officiate. Burial, under direction of LaForge Funeral Home, was set for Little Prairie Cemetery here. Mrs. Hall died suddenly at 1:30 Monday morning at her home at 202 East Fifth. She had been ill for several months. The clothing store clerk was born Feb. 18, 1881, in Concordio, Ky., and moved here in 1900. A Baptist, she was a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. Her husband, Charlie Hall, died in 1953. Mrs. Hall is survived by a daughter, Miss Garnett Hall, and a brtoher, Lee Bennett Hall, both of Caruthersville, Reward Offered REWARD OFFERED—12 NEW YORK (#•)—Executors of the estate of financier Serge Rubinstein have offered a S25.000 reward for evidence leading to conviction of the person or persons who strangled him in his Fifth Avenue mansion last Jan. 27. FAIR (Continued from Paf« 1) explained Is that the livestock section is opened to anyone thi« year. In the past it has been closed to Arkansas residents. Judging in some areu will get underway tomorrow with all judging expected to be completed by Friday. Kids Day Friday is Kids Day at the fair. All students will be admitted free with special prices on carnival rides. A "pig scramble" will bring the day to a close Friday evening. FFA dairy and livestock judging is scheduled for Thursday afternoon with 4-H cattle judging set for Friday. "We want to emphasize that the heirloom show is not a hobby show or an antique show," Sylvester said. It's just an exhibit of old heirlooms which may or may not have much commercial value. There will be no cash prize in this division, he said. All entries v.'ill be well-protected under lock and key while on exhibit. Reports indicated that warm, partly cloudy weather will prevail during the next few days with scattered thundershowers possible in parts of Northeast Arkansas. MOROCCO (Continued from Page 1) to convene in New York. Paure's aim was to have a decision on the plan in time to prevent criticism from the Arab-Asian bloc. Under the French plan the preS' ent Sultan, Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa, will move to Tangier— willingly, the French hope—while the new Moroccan government negotiates with France on amendments to the 1912 Treaty of Fez. This treaty established France's protectorate over the country. The amendments would be designed to give Morocco .limited self-rule within a French-Moroccan political partnership. Negro Deoths Rosie. Williams Services for Rosie Williams, 59, who died at her home on Lilly 'Street, were to be conducted at 12 nopn today at Morning Star Baptist Church by Rev. S. A. Parker. Burial was to be in Mount Zion Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include her husband, Will Williams; two sisters, Estelle Jenkins of BlythevUta and Janie Russell of Chicago. lola Bailey lola Bailey, 73, died Sunday at her home in Joiner. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Caston Funeral Home, are incomplete pending arrival of relatives. GobelVWife' Asks Divorce LOS ANGELES (/P)—Actress Jeft Donnell says she intends to sue her actor-husband Aldo Ray for divorce. He is a bachelor at heart, she said, and has asked her for a divorce for some time. They separated Friday. She is well known as George Gobel's television wife. A powerful Air Conditioner INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER'S '200,000 SWEEPSTAKES! No jingles to write. No puzzles. Just come in and get your.IH, Sweepstakes Ticket. 500 lucky people will win their choice of a famous International Harvester refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner. Easy. Come in for your Sweepstakes Ticket-NOW! 250 prim will b« awarded In Sweep- •tok** doting Augutt 15, 1952, ond 220 prize* will b« awarded in Sweepitakot doting September 15, 1755. Winneri will be chowi by blindfold drawing*. 1 DELTA implements, Inc. 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Jn sweeping changes, the junta named leading army men to replace Peron appointees at the head of the nation's police forces/ An announcement said division Gen. Felix M. Robles had resigned as director of national security and been replaced by division Gen, Andelino Bergallo, commander of the 3rd Army and head of the Buenos Aires garrison. "Military, police and gendarmerie forces" were put under Bergallo's overall command. Brig. Gen. Norberto Leoncio Mania was named to replace Miguel Gamboa as chief of the federal police, and Brig. Gen. Benjamin Sanchez Mendoza was ordered to head the national gendarmerie. "Both will take charge immediately," the announcement said The communique termed without foundation an earlier report from the government radio that the rebels had threatened again to bombard the oil refineries 35 miles southeast of Buenos Aires because "hostilities have not ceased." It was the rebels' threat at noon yesterday to fire on the oil installations that apparently induced Peron to quit and the army commanders previously loyal to him to propose peace talks. Peron's whereabouts remained a mystery, adding to the general con. fusion and uncertainty. Reports that he was in the Paraguayan Embassy or in Asuncion, Paraguay's capital, were denied by that country's ambassador. (In Santiago, Chile, the government palace instructed personnel at Los Cerrillos Airport and the police to watch for the possible arrival of one or more Argentine planes. There was speculation Peron might arrive on one of the planes to seek asylum, but no Argentine diplomats or government officials were at the airport, and the control tower said early today it had made no contact with any Argentine planes.) Big Question Mark One big question mark was whether the rebel commanders— .scattered from the central Argentine city of Cordoba, 400 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, to Bahia Blanca, 325 miles to the southwest—could unite and exploit their advantage. There also was speculation as to the future course of the junta, all U.S. P»f* » est centered on what the United States and Russia would have to say in the policy debate. Secretary of State Dulles will take the floor Thursday, Molotov the following day. Molotov's decision to attend the Assembly gave rise to speculation Moscow plans to bring up important questions. Disarmament ie the major single topic before the Assembly, but the delegates TC not expected to take it up until after the Big Four thre it out in Geneva. Some diplomats speculated that Molotov might follow up Russia's agreement yesterday to give the Forfckala naval base back to Fin* land with demands that the United States also relinquish bases in foreign lands. Many also iooked to Molotov for the first concrete indication of how the Russians would vote on Eisenhower's plan for mutual armament inspection by air. At last night's session of the Disarmament subcommittee, Russian delegate Arkady Sobolev cited as examples of Soviet good faith both the Porkkala agreement and announcement of a 640,000-man cut in Soviet armed forces. Harold Stassen of the United States came back with a demand fo rfuller information on what is going on behind the Iron Curtain and with statistics of huge cuts in American armed forces since World War H. The Assembly's agenda also is expected to include such explosive items as Arab-Asian differences with France over Morocco and Algeria, the British-Turkish-Greek squabble over Cyprus and the U.S.-Soviet .breach over charter revision through which the United States hopes to break the membership deadlock caused by Soviet use of the veto power. of whom were close associates of Peron during his days in power. The group, originally reported as having three members, today emerged as a four-man command, with ,Gen. Jose Domingo Molin, the army commander in chief, mentioned as its president. The other members were Gen. Emilio Forcher, commander of interior forces; Gen. Angel Juan MnnI; and Brig. Gen. Carlos Wirrth, army chief of slai'f. Peron'.s resignation was accompanied by that of his Cabinet, among them his war minister, Maj. Gen. Franklin Lucero. who had! brought the dictator through thci abortive June 16 revolt. \ RED CHINA (Continued from Page » said Miss Perkins. Wearing summer dresses, both women appeared in good physical and mental condition although tired. Asked how she felt, Miss Perkins replied: "For a woman of 63, I think I look pretty well." The women were arrested separately on sabotage charges at Samkong village, near Linhsien, south China, in February 1951. They were kept in separate rooms in the same buildings — in Sam- kong, then in Kukong and in a Canton prison — and finally met on Sept. 11 when they were called before a Red council in Canton. They were told then they would be deported. Refused to Lie Miss Berkins said the first time she was called up for questioning, the Communists "told me if I would tell on others, they would treat me lightly, but if not 'we may shoot you or treat you very cruelly.'" "I replied," she continued, "You may shoot me tomorrow but I will still tell tlie truth." 1 "We are no spies, we are missionaries," she declared, tears welling in her eyes. Miss Middleton said she had "signed some papers which I believe were confessions in 1952 or 1953." he said she wrote "some things from my point of view — that I was a Christian and that I was sorry if I had said anything contrary to their belief." "I probably had done things contrary to their ideas," she continued, "but as a Christian, I would never go back on God." She declined to be more specific, saying she feared to bring down reprisals on Chinese friends. IONE •• (ConMniMd from Pif* H hard hit, and torrential rains ttlU were expected In some partt of Mexico. Hatf Form lone, with her wind-power down to only about half the original force of 120 miles an hour, thrashed about for several houri early today off Norfolk and then took off for the open sea. The Northeast was savagely assaulted by floods touched otf by hurricane Diane a month ago, and had eyed lone's approach with gravest misgivings. Diane's floods took nearly 200 lives and wrecked property worth many millions. However, as noon n e a r e d, weather men had all but written off the possibility that lone would veer back toward the coast. Strong northwest winds from Block Island to Cape Hatteras, N. C., were the worst effect expected. lone, the season's ninth hurricane and whose name means "to go" in Greek, was the most unpredictable of this year's tropic- spawned storms. At every stage it was difficult .to tell where she'd head next. As a consequence, the whole eastern seaboard was kept in a state of nervous tension. Well Prepared PROVINCE, R. I. <#)—The New England Telephone Co. was well prepared for Hurricane lone. It announced that not only were the usual measures taken to protect stock and keep service going but the cafeteria refrigerator at the main office "is full of hamburger." replenish his back-to-school wardrobe with... AIL- Here are proud additions to our superb back-to-school collection. These wonderful CHIPS 'n TWIGS slacks take to water again and again, and come up looking new everytime. See them all ... they're here now! soft sanforlan flannels A ilurdy blsnd of 85% wool ond 15% Nylon. In 6 big colors; Charcoal Black, Charcoal Brown, Bankers Gray, Brown, Skip- •- Bl'», Light Gray -I ne Hockmeyer "texturoys" Givei' hardy, rugged wear, ond then lomel With elastic sides, easy-to-adjult ittf cuffs. In fall's latest colors and patterm. Everything for Men an MARTIN Football Correction In yesterday's Football Contest Game No. 24 should read: North Carolina St. vs. Duke SAVE CASH INSTEAD OF BUYING TRADING STAMPS! When a cash and carry grocery handling trading stamps claims (hat .stamps are "free" — don't believe it! He can't absorb the cost of stumps and stay in business—-so, he recovers (heir cost in higher prices for items not usually advertised. Safeway's policy is to keep everyday grocery prices at least 3% below those of "trading stamp grocers". This means big cash savings to Safeway customers. And Safeway's weekly specials mean more cash savings. This Ad Effective Wednesday, Sept. 21st Pet or Carnation, Canned Tall Tins Tall Tins Tall Tin 25' 23 C 39 C 101/2 01. Tin Milk 2 It's Baby Pure—Cherub Miik 2 Gold Cove—Chum Salmon Campbell's Delicious Tomato Soup Oven Fresh Busy Baker - 23 C Great Northern Cello. Beans ^ 27° Armour's Star Pure Lard -I 24 Detergent Tide, Parade v 29 C PONT FORGET! S»feway will meet the lowest advertised price of every competitor —Item by item-day tiy day In Blytheville. Quality considered. Oven Fresh Crackers for «cnea. palm, ctti, colm, hud»cl»i. kltn b • r • k l, 117 Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment tnlliblt 11 ;«nt fitontt «.•»! «u»t« C. O. INtTH PROnOCTI CO.

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