The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MORTH1AST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 1M Blytheville Courier Blytbeville Daily N«m BlythevllJe Herald ItoiMippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 Published Daily EIGHTEEN- PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS DRESSED UP BAND — BIythevffle High School's band, nil dressed up in their bright new maroon and white uniforms paraded for photographers and cameramen this week. The new uniforms, purchased with contributions by Blytheville residents totaling more than $8,000, with some still to come in. were unveiled for the lirstjf. public showing last Friday night at the Blytheville-North Little-; Rock football game. Head majorette this year is Nancy Harris. Bob Lipscomb is band director. (Courier N'ews Photo) Bonn Nervously Eyes Sov let- E. German. Pact BERLIN (AP) — Deep in Communist territory, West Berlin today nervously eyed the new Russian-East German treaty. In Moscow, where the new pact was signed yesterday with the announced purpose of restoring East German sovereignty, East Germany's Communist boss Walter Ulbricht threatened a new traffic squeeze on West Berlin. -+ Ulbricht. deputy premier and East German Communist party Red China issue Tabled: UN Charts Agenda, Maza Is Elected Eastern U. $., Mexico Survey Storm Damage At Least 166 Dead In Mexico; 5 Killed In North Carolina By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While Hurricane lone whistled] lonely over the Atlantic today, i shattered towns in North Carolina! and Mexico counted a sad toll of death and damage wrought by her sister storm. Hilda." 1,500 Attend First Night at the Fair By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) secretary, talked with correspondents after Soviet Premier Bulganln and East German Premier Otto Orotewohl had signed the new pact in the Marble, Room of the Grand Kremlin Palace. Ulbricht warned j Mexico was left with that new traffic measures around 155 dead and 100 missing Berlin may be necessary "unless th~ government of West Germany and West Berlin abandon their cold war attack against our iCommu- Judging Starts; 'Thrillcade' On Stage Tonight The Northeast Arkansas District Fair opened for its 1955 showing last night'be- fore an estimated 1,500 cash customers. With summery weather due to longer for at least a few days, and only a chance of rain in the forecast, crowds at this year's fair are expected to reach near-record figures. Last night's opening crowd, while not particularly large, was about normal, Rawleigh .Sylvester, iair secretary, said today. "We weren't dissatisfied with the turnout," he said. Judging got underway today with the first full day of activity at the Walker Park fairgroimas and the first of five nightly shows is scheduled to begin at 8 o'clock tonight. First Show Tonight Opening; for a two-night stand will be the death-defying feats of i Aut Swenson and his "Thrillcade." This two-hour show will feature ] dare-devil driving acts such as roll- ] overs, jumps, both j with automobiles and motorcycles, i .The "ride of death" in a small som- ! : ersau].Ung vehicle, and many other i icts on wheels. , | " Following the two performances j pf "Thrillcade" another show will! come in for a three-night stand, Fri- \ day, Saturday and Sunday. This j will be "Stars Over Ice," the first ice-skating show ever to be held | in Biytheville. Tivoli Mid-way Show will rth throughout the week. Judging of various divisions JUDGING BEGINS — Judging began this morning in some divisions at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair. Two judges are shown above viewing a display in the Main Exhibit Building 1 . Fair weather indicated good crowds for the show throughout the week. (Courier News Photo) Peron Forces Accept Rebels' Peace Terms By SAM SUMMERL1N BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina's rebel forces today won a peace agreement—ap- how : parently with unconditional surrender—from the loyalist followers of Juan D. Peron. or ! The rebels established Maj. Gen. Eduardi as provisional president of the nation. least i the Gulf port of Tampico and surrounding area where Hilda hit. Continuing floods threatened to raise this! tt> start today. Hogs, poultr yand toll. With refugees crowded to'-j beef cattle will be judged tomorrow, gether and water supplies doubt-! Judging in the Flower Department were fearful of! tomorrow wiSi be for best center- cooking, handicraft, clothing and flpwers got, underway with first winners due to be announced during the day. Livestock Judging Starts Livestock judging, beginning with ] dairy cattle this afternoon, was due i state radio said ihe two sides had A brief communique did not disclose Peron's fate, but the rebels in their four-day revolt gave as one of their conditions pf surrender the handing over of the man who ruled Argentina for a decade. The last authoritativ? information had him aboard a Paraguayan gun-boat in Buenos Aires harbor. The communique read over the The U. N. General | ful, authorities said 1 epidemics. nlst German Democratic Republic." An East Berlin broadcast the Russians had agreed to end! In North Carolina, which tooki and flowers, and best arrangements; fore peace negotiations began that reached "complete accord" and the loyalist forces had "accepted the points stipulated by the rebels." I pieces, including vegetables, fruits: The rebels had announced be- Assembly sidetracked for another year the perennial question i ui e joint control they have main-j -ne brunt of lone before she veered j of driftwood and novel containers, j they would accept only an uncon- of seating Red China and prepared today to chart an agenda j tained with the German Reds over | out to sea, five persons were dead! Friday's judging in flowers will be j ditional surrender. for the current session. Overriding demands by Russia's* —• Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, that the Asian Reds get a seat, f *»*»*« r f nUnn the Assembly adopted 42-12 a U.S.|V*UUlCf VvUllU/f motion to shelve the question until j ; 1956. IFestival Set In its opening session yesterday,; the 10th Assembly also unanimous-1 _ ~L Q iy elected Chile's Jose Maza as ils if'Q[' \JCT, O president. j Molotov made his bid lor Peiping j 12 minutes after the session began in a mild speech contrasting sharply with the explosive utterances Soviet delegates have made on the Issue in previous assemblies. It was the sixth straight year the Russians have tried to unseat the Chinese Nationalists in favor of the mainland government. Supported by Nutting Henry Cabot Lodge Jr:, who dismissed at 2 p.m. Friday in order See FAIR on Page 18 rail, canal and highway links be-1 and property damage was in the; of roses, and dahlias, (ween West Berlin ind West Ger-j millions. i..-.ny. However, the Russians! Missed Xew England reserved control 01 Allied traffic.! lone turned to a northeast course! including the three air corridors! yesterday and missed the northern! to the West. coastal states that for two days Repealed Demand had steeled themselves against the Ulbricht also repeated the standard Communist demand that Bonn abandon its plans for rearmament within the North Atlantic Treaty Lonardi formerly commanded I Blytheville public schools will be j Argentina's 1st army. Peron advancing tropical storm. lone skirted New England,> still i busy repairing damages of the; earlier Hurricane Diane, by 140: . Alliance if it wants Germany] miles or more. Only riin and wind! COOTER — The seventh annual i reunified. gusts up to 45 miles per hour hit; The Moscow communique at the Cotton Festival sponsored by the Lions Club and High School at Cooter will feature the crowning ot south Pemiscot County's cotton queen in the one day event, Satur- end of the negotiations said the Soviets and East Germans had agreed both West and East Germany must be represented at the the coast. No damage was Bounds Held For Circuit * Court in SeMo ported. spoke for the United States while [ wlu j ake place at the hlgh scri ool Secretary of State Dulles listened, announced he would not debate the issue. But he countered with day, Oct. 8. Miss Mary Jo Hampton, reigning = queen since her selection last year,! .-f r u ^ t f u j = discussion" of the! Hurricane Hilda spent herself will release her crown to the one | German question was to result. ""' J "' '" "~ "~ "~ selected this year at the talent show | Thls was „ new s ov j e t bid for and queen crowning ceremony which j me long-rejected Western recogni- The Washington Weather Bureau.) CARUTHERSVUiE — Raymond tracking lone over the open sea,' Bounds, charged with first degree reported she is still a dangerous! murder, was bound over to Circuit brief resolution stating that the auditorium at 7:30 in the evening. Miss Hampton will ride the queen's float which visits south Pemiscot County towns during the Assembly decides not to consider atternoon Tnc (loats (or the parade at its 10th session proposals <°! wl r ill assemble at 2 p.m. According to M. S. Powell, super- ntesdent of schools and chairman ecxlude Nationalist China seat the Reds. British Minister of State Anthony: Nutting quicklv supported Lodge of the queens contest and talent and said Britain felt, as she did show, nine contestants are entered that debate at this stage i and a number more entries are ex- last year, would do more harm than good. Indonesia, which abstained last year, voted this time against postponement. Others the U.S. motion White Russia, vpting against were Burma, Czechoslovakia. Denmark, India, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the Soviet Ukraine, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Abstaining were Israel, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, »nd Yemen. Would Relax Tension Molotov made his plea on a conciliatory note, declaring that the Big Pour Geneva conference had created a "more auspicious" atmosphere for the current session, for the current session, he said the Assembly could further relax International tension by giving Reden China her "legitimate rights.' 1 Nationalist Chinese Foreign Minister George Yeh reported that if «ny delegation should be unseated, "It should be the Soviet Union hcr- lelf." Molotov's resolution to seat Pel- ping never reached the voting stage. Lodge blocked tin*, by proposing that the Assembly decide to vote first on his motion. He was supported 41-10. Tills year's proposed agenda — which contains several hot East- West questions and bitter colonial Issues — went to the 15-rlatlon Steering Committee today for an initial going over before the As•M U.N. M ri*» II- i peeled. Five prizes,' ranging from a U. S. bond to S5 cash are offered j in the cotton picking contest at 10 a.m. Contest groups are arranged for men, Women and children. Four prizes, ranging from $25 to 510. are offered for best floats in the parade. In the queen's contest, gift certificates will be awarded to first, second and third winners. The amateur talent contest, will be limited to twenty entries. Awards of »15, $10 and $5 will be given. 2,240 Get Salk Shots at Hayti HAYTI—A total of 2,240 children received Satfc anti-polio vaccine shots at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital here Inst week, according to health officials. The children from Caruthersville and Hayti included 380 who received booster shots. Geneva Bie Four foreign minis-l storm and advised caution for all! Court without ball after preliminary meeting next month if a l shi PPinff in 'he area. At 5 a.m. j hearing yesterday afternoon before i „ Magistrate Sam Corbett. Bounds is accused of fatally shooting Omer Welch, 38, of near Gobler, after they had been gambling and drinking near Gobler on Labor Day. An eye witness, Benny Neal Taylor, said he saw Bounds, who's 25 and from near Gobler, shoot Welch with a 12 gauge shotgun. Claude Cooper, BLythevilie, attorney for Bounds, said Taylor admitted he kicked at but didn't hit Bounds immediately prior to the blast. Cooper said Bounds should be charged with manslaughter or second degree murder. Other witnesses, Glen Frankum and C. F. Brannon, said hey saw Bounds approach the shed where the shooting occurred. They said he had a shotgun with him. James 'Tick' Vickrey .county prosecutor, represented the state, tion of,the East Germans An American official in West Berlin said the Soviet-East German treaty "has an ominious ring for the future of Berlin." Soviet retention of control over Allied traffic and the air corridors was seen as nn indication the Russians will not try to disrupt four- power control of the city. A West- See BONX on Page IS Club Sets Date For Minstrel Show Blytheville Kiwanis Club has set Oct. 20 as the date for its annual benefit minstrel show, it was announced today. Date for the benefit show was announced by Kiwanian Elbert Johnson, general chairman of the event. Johnson stated that tentative plans call for the one night performance to be held in the Blytheville High School auditorium. AH proceeds from the club's annual project go to underprivileged children's work. Committees for the minstrel have been picked, Mr. Johnson stated, and were to be announced at the weekly meeting of the club today. Again this year the show will be directed by T. P. (Doc) Dean. Five Sent for Draft Physical Exams Five Mississippi County men Iclt this morning for Little Rock to take their physical »«mln«tlom (or military service, according to Rosle M. Salibft, clerk of the locftl •elective Mrvic* bouU. Those going to Little Rock this morning were: Thomas Ralph Prince nnd Graham Sudbury Jr. of Blytheville; Arvol Eugene Smith and David Swift Laney or Osceola, and Billy Horrii zook of Keller. early yesterday in the north central mountains of Mexico, but rain- swelled floods still harrased stricken cities behind her. At Tampico, an oil port of 110.000 persons, the port captain said the exact number of dead and missing may never be known, due to the "greatness of the catastrophe." Erowah Man Hurt in Wreck OSCEOLA — Andy Wilmoth. 21, son of Mr. and Airs. Bob Wilmoth of Etowah, was injured last night when his car went out of control on a Highway 61 curve at the north edge of Osceola. Wilmoth was treated at Osceola Memorial Hospital for a fractured jaw, lacerations of the face and injuries to his lower teeth. He was later transferred to Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Traveling south on the highway about midnight, Wilmoth reportedly lost control of the car on the curve and was thrown out the rear window and into Richardson's Junk Yark when the vehicle struck a tree. tired him in 1951 on suspicion of: plotting against the government.. Again in 1952. Lonardi was mentioned in a group reported taken prisoner in an alleged plot against the Peron dictatorship. He is a 59-year-old artilleryman. Gunfire sounded in Buenos Aires only a few hours before the peace was announced. Tank guns blasted) apart, the main headquarters of the Alianza Nacionalista, Peron's strong-arm alliance. Later, security forces were 'reported to be occupying an Alianza 'branch eight blocks from the smoldering headquarters. Identified As Leader At the start of the revolution. Gen. Lonardi in a broadcast had identified himself as "the leader of the liberating revolution." He declared Argentines "will not resign themselves to following indefinitely the caprices of a dictator." As the peace negotiations neared a climax today, the junta used tanks to blast out 400 of 500 heavily armed diehard followers of the ousted Peron who remained aboard a Paraguayan gunboat tied up at the docks here. The junta, which was headed by Gen. Jose Domingo Molina, broadcast a warning that any violence would be met sternly. The capital city had been tense but generally free of violence since the revolt began last Friday. Broadcast Warning:, The junta broadcast a warning Rotary Official To Speak Here Fred Huaon of Heber Springs, district governor of Rotary International, will be in Bljrtheville on his annual visit tomorrow. He will attend a meeting' of committee chairmen and the board of directors at 10 a.m. tomorrow and will speak at the regular luncheon meeting of the club at noon. before dawn that armed bands of civilians were roaming the streets "trying to provoke trouble." The government said the army would take "severe measures of repression'* against them. The communique did not identify the bands but they were believed to be diehard supporters of Peron, possibly rallying for an effort to return him to power. Peron himself was a refugee See ARGENTINA on Page 18 NCPC Cotton Ball Tickets Selling At Record Rate Tickets for the Cotton Ball, climaxing the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest, are selling at a record rate since they went on sale Monday, dance chairman Bill Steinsiek said today. The Cotton Ball, with Don Reid and 'his orchestra, will be held at the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park, Friday night, Sept. 30, at the close of the two-day event. Tickets and reservations can be obtained at Kelley's Friendly Shoe Store. Pri<*e is $4.50 per couple. Drive-In Sets Formol Opening Mr. and Mrs. Del Qreb, of Coleman, Wis., former residents of BlytheviUe, today announced the formal opening of Greb's Tastes Freeze Drive-in at 647 East Main. Formal opening of the establishment will b* Thursday. Mr. Oreb, formerly connected with Blytheville Canning Company, and more recently connected with canning plants In Minnesota and Wisconsin, hns leased the burlding by W. A. (Bill) Walker. Mild Summer Bows Out After One Final Fling Summer did a sizzling bow-out in Blytheville yesterday as the mercury here climbed to the highest m.irk of the year. According: to Ivy W. Crawford, Blythcviilc's official weather observer, the mercury climbed to a torrid 98, topping the year's previous high by one degree. And, according to the calendar, today is the first day of autumn. NCPC ENTERTAINMENT — "Smiling" Joe Roper and the Melody Boys Quartet, one of the nation's leading singing groups from Little Rock, has been signed as one of the entertainment features scheduled for the grandstand show at the National Cotton Picking; Conteit Friday, Sept. 30. Blytheville Church Women Get Migrant Program Started A program of recreational, edu-[dren will be announced later. cational and religious activities, designed to benefit Mexican migrating farm laborers in this area, will get under way here Saturday under the direction of Miss Cassandra Stockberger, a member of the staff of tbe National Council of. Churches. Sponsored jointly by the Nation' al Council and the United Church Women of Blytheville, the program will be conducted in a manner similar to last year's program. The Center, which is in the Jaycee building, will be open on Saturdays from 2:00 to 9:00 P.M. and on Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Recreation facilities will be available at the Center, as well as sewing equipment and religious information, and English classes, if desired. Little Park, through the ration of the Y. M. C. A., will be available for soft ball games. The Saturday evening program will also include a worship service in Spanish led by Reverend Mitchell Sanford, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church. Churches cooperating with the United Church Women will furnish volunteer workers to be present during the hours the Center is open. Family nights, which include recreation, films and worship, will be held three nights a week. Miss Stockburger and volunteers from the cooperating churches will go to camps and to areas in which there is a concentration of migrants families. Dates for church schools lor cbil- Miss Stockburger will visit churches in this area which are interested in the Ministry to Migrants program. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with widely scattered thundershowers Thursday, little change in temperature. High trill afternoon mid 90's low tonight mid 60's to mid 70's. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy northwest, considerable cloudiness elsewhere this afternoon and tonight; scattered showers and thunderstorms' south and east; Thursday partly cloudy north and west, considerable cloudiness southeast with scattered showers and thunderstorms extreme southeast; llttltt temperature change; low tonight 5560 northwest to the upper 60s.ex- treme southeast; high Thursday 70i northwest to the lower 3d southeast. Maximum yesterday—M. Minimum this morning—4ft. Sunrise tomorrow—5:48. Sunset today—5:59. Mean temperature—83.3. Precipitation 24 hour* (7 *.m, i* f p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tiftt*—• M.11. This Date I.Mt T«*r Minimum yesterday—M. Minimum this morning—<J3, ' Precipitation J*a. 1 la OM

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