The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1HI DOMINANT NTW8PAMR OT NORTBKA8T ARKANSAS AMD •OO7HBAST MI68OUM VOL. LI—NO. 156 BVytheville Courier Blytheville DaUy Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Ifvttt BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1955 ' SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Rain Threat Doesn't Chill Fair Spirits It was "kids day" at the Fair today, but it started out in a rather damp atmosphere. But the rain that fell during the night and morning was not expected to dampen many spirits — even those of Northeast Arkansas District Pair officials. That is, unless the rain continued through the day. Fair officials, with a careful eye to-'the threatening sty, were optimistic about prospects for attendance during the remainder of the Fair's run. "Best Thing" "If the sun comes out by noon it (the rain) will be the best thing that has happened," Pair Secretary Rawleigh Sylvester said this morn- Ing. a three-day run, 'replaces Thrill- cade, which completed Its stay last night before a crowd of about 1,000 persons. Final grandstand show Sunday will be held at 8 p.m. this year Instead of the usual Sunday afternoon showing. All judging has been completed and winners in each division named, Sylvester said. {Winners in all divisions will be published in the Courier News beginning tomorrow.) Yesterday's attendance was estimated at 6,000 by Sylvester. That "It's a fair manager's dream to | was about 1,000 more than the have rain on Thursday night and p rev ious day and brings the total clear weather on Friday," he said. f or ^ ne fj rs t night and two full days If the skies cleared, wet cotton fields were expected to bring farm workers and families to the fair today in near-record numbers. The forecast was not optimistic, with leaden skies, more scattered showers and lower temperatures predicted for this general area, though the immediate threat of rain appeared to be dissipating somewhat at noon. Schools were to be dismissed at 2 o'clock this afternoon in order for the students to take advantage of kid day activities and specialties. It was also "4-H Day" with livestock judging by youths occupying almost the entire day. Yesterday was "FFA Day". New Grandstand Sliow The grandstand show tonight FFA WINNERS — Shown above is the winning FFA booth at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair. It was entered by the Manila FFA. Attendance continued to grow at the Fair yesterday with rain threatening to dampen "Kids Day" today. (Courier .News Photo) to about 12,000 persons. "\Ve expect another increase today with the peak attendance coming tomorrow," he said. "We believe the overall attendance will top last year," he added. Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . Paps Bounce Poplar Bluff 30-13 for First Win ... All Mlssco Teams in Action Tonight | . . . UCLA-Maryland Tiff Tops j Saturday's Grid Menu .... Sporls . . . Pages 8 and 9... . Fall of Peron Makes Small Will be "Stars Over Ice," Biythe-i Change In South American Politi- ville's first ice skating revue. An i ™' Way . . . Paje 10 ... Dial- outdoor portable rink is being! erected in front of the grandstand j tor the show. "Stars Over Ice," scheduled for a-Prayfr Religion Spreading Acrosi Nation . . . Past 7... Agri Department Experts Predict Steady Farm Prices By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Department economists predicted today that the general level of farm prices — a big political issue — will decline little if any more on this year's crops. Farm prices now average about 6 per cent below a year ago. Democratic leaders have sharply criticized the Eisenhower administration for the price setbacks, saying present farm programs are inadequate. — ' In a monthly report on the de- Bundestag Acts Soviet-W. German Relations Okayed BONN, Germany (AP) — The West German Bundestag unanimously approved the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union .today. The vote was made by a show-i of hands. The ratification of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Moscow" agree-1 ment with Soviet Premier Bulgan-! in ended a two-day debate during \ which the 79-year-old government ; chief said the new trend in German ! Russian relations "offers the pros*| pect of future easing of interna-1 tional tensions and national unity j in freedom to Germany." Erich Onenn:uier. leader of the Socialist opposition similarly told the lower house of Parliament normalization of relations between West Germimy and Russia "can banish for, a long time the danger of a hot war." Won't Deepen Division Arkansas Gets General Rain Rainfall Is Heavy In Some Sections; Blytheville Gets .28 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Marked by a deluge in the southwest part of the state. Arkansas last night had its first general rain in more than two months. Before the vote, the floor leader | Rainfall measurements topped of Adenauer's Christian Democrat- 'wo inches throughout southwes ic Union, Heinrich Krone, said Arkansas, and rose to 3.8 inches at De Queen. However, some areas got little income a Te™^nanclarpTThe gisi of £ulianin's personal message to Eisenhower came out last night and eiiirm nf fat-™*,,-,. ,. Q ™ n !„,. •.«!„*;,-„ preparations were under way today to make public the text from the Presidents vacation headquarters. that Bonn could never recognize the Communist regime oi East Germany. He added that if Bui-j more than a "sprinkle." ganin believed the East Germans The state's last previous genera NPCP BEAUTIES — VI AND VII — Two Tennessee beauties were added to the growing list of entrants In the National Cotton Picking Contest Beauty Pagennt today. They are Miss Dixie Aleta Jeter (top), of Millington, Tcnn., and Miss Sarah Lee of Memphis, Miss Jeter, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. £, Jeter Jr., attends Memphis State College. She is sponsored by Phi Mu Sorority. Miss Lee, daughter of Mrs. H. H. Higbcc, !s 17, a senior at Whltchaven Hiih flcbool. Her sponsor Is Modtls by Cathy oi Mempiii*. were behind him, he should allow free elections there. Krone denied that the new relations with Moscow would deepen the division of Germany. If that was the case, no member of the Bundestag would be able to vote for the Moscow agreement, he declared. "Victory for Russians' 1 Ollerihauer had his criticisms of Ihe Adenauer-Bulganin agreement. He said it was a victory for the Russians which appeared to be leading to a hardening of the divisions of Germany. He called on the government to make concrete proposals to the Geneva foreign min-. isters' conference next month on a i European security system and German reunification. The Socialist chief warned that unless Bonn took the initiative vigorously there was danger that (1) the cold war would continue in Germany even if it ceased elsewhere, and (2) East and West might agree on a security system based on the continued split of Germany. Soviet Frees 31 Prisoners BERLIN (#) — The Soviet Union today released 31 prisoners, including 12 Frenchmen and 15 Germans, the German Red Cross reported. Officials said the prisoner transport also included two Belgians, a Swiss and a Dutchwoman. Oil Discovered Near Gaza Strip TEL AVIV, Israel «l - The first discovery of oil In Israel was reported today. Development Minister Dov Joseph told a news conference the strike was made at Heletz, 30 miles sown of Tel Aviv and only 8 miles from the Egyptlaa-luld OUH atrip. rain occurred July 17-18, the U.S Weather Bureau at Little Rock said. Beneficial Last night's rainfall was termed beneficial for fall-seeded sma! grains and winter legumes, bu possibly harmful for Arkansas' major crops, cotton and rice, now in harvest. Miles McPeek, agricultural stat istician at Little Rock, said cotton which was rained on might be downgraded because of discolora tion. He expected no damage to rice unless from winds. The rain could, of course, hole up the harvest for both crops, said McPeek. Showers Continue Scattered showers were continuing today. In addition to De Queen's downpour last night, other rainfall measurements included 3.6 inches at Mount Ida, 3.56 at Camden, 3.23 at Mena, 3.2 at Nashville, 2.52 at Hope, 2.25 at Texarkana, 2.14 at Fort Smith, 1.75 at Newport, 1.17 at Little Rock. .70 at Payetteville, .33 at Walnut Ridge, .28 at Pine Bluff and Blytheville, and .09 at Flippin. Cloudy skies and continued rain were expected to keep the temperature down in the 80s throughout Arkansas this afternoon. The low mercury readings early this morning ranged from 65 degrees at Payetteville to 73 at Walnut Ridge. Usrey Submits Low Bid For BAFB Lighting LITTLE ROCK (#) — Max ,O. Usrey, a Blytheville contractor, has submitted the apparent low bid for installation of taxiway floodlights at the Blytheville Air Porct Base, Army Engineers here announced yesterday. Usrey's bid was *47,356, the Engineers snid. The government estimate mand and supply siiuation for farm products, the department's marketing service said that seasonal price declines may occur for some commodities. But it said, "Much of the general price adjustment to increased supplies this season have already taken place." Price drops this year, the report added, largely reflect market reactions to prospects of a record output of agricultural goods. Big Crops Blamed In a separate report yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board's monthly bulletin blamed the declines on big crops in recent years, overhanging surpluses owned by the government and on the cutback in federal price support rates for this season's grain harvest. But despite a decrease in fnrm sltion of farmers remains relatively strong," the report added. The two reports were made public as the National Agricultural Advisory Commission prepared to \vind up a two-day conference today on what steps, if any, it believes the administration should take to bolster farm income. Secretary of Agriculture Benson has asked the 18-member bipartisan commission, appoinied by President Eisenhower in 1953, for its ideas on what the government might do to put more money into of declining prices adjustments in prod' high postwar levels. Temporary Assistance After yesterday's closed commission meeting, a Benson aide said it appeared necessary to "buy time" with some temporary farm assistance program until the administration's new flexible price price support system has taken hold. One major proposal under consideration was that the government pay farmers to take surplus land duced. out of crop production until price- depressing surpluses have been re- The marketing service report to be the second largest of record, noted crops this year appear likely while livestock production is expected to put the combined output of all farm commodities about 3 per cent above the record volume produced last year. Molotov Urges West Reduce Armed Forces By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov today called upon the Western powers to reduce their armed forces and liquidate their foreign military bases without waiting for an international agreement on disarmament. At the same time, the Soviets- leader told the U.N. Assembly that Russia is giving careful consideration to President Elsenhower's proposal for an "open sky" policy of mutual aerial inspection Russian and U. S, territory. He submitted a resolution urging the Assembly to endorse a study of the Eisenhower plan, along with proposals submitted by Russia, Britain and Prance. In a major policy speech, Molotov pointed to recent Soviet reductions of military forces and the surrender of the Soviet naval base of Porkkala to Finland. Then he called upon the other big powers to show by similar deeds that they really want to end the world arms race. "Such a course," he said, "would undoubtedly best meet the need to call off the armaments race, build up confidence among nations and end the cold war." Speaking of the Eisenhower aerial inspection plan, he said: Recognize Importance "We recognize the importance of the President's proposals. We regard (hem as an expression of a sincere desire to facilitate the solution of the important problem of international control and inspection. And it is from this point of view that we are engaged in studying this proposal and its various aspects." He said that Russia was particularly interested in finding out whether the Eisenhower plan would contribute to a reduction of armaments and to the outlawing of nuclear weapons. Molotov challenged a statement by Secretary of State John Poster Dulles yesterday that "limitation of armament is virtually unattainable." "This statement," See MOLOTOV on he said, Page 16 * , FIRST CLOTHING 'ENTRY .— First entry in the National Cotton Cotton picking Contest's "clothing from Cotton bags" event is shown above being modeled by Miss Pam Smith,.daughter of M/Sgt. and Mrs. Wayne Smith of 1517 Hearn Street, With Pam are Mrs. George Anderson Uefn, president, and Mrs. Joe Warren, vice president, of the Blytheville Jaycettes, who are conducting the clothing contest and fashion show this year. The dress was submitted by Mrs. Charles Rhodes Jr., or Kingsland, Ark. (Courier News Photo). Bulganin Urges Incorporation Of Eisenhower's Arms Plan PHASER, Colo. (AP) — Soviet Premier Bulganin has urged that President Eisenhower's plan for mutual aerial inspection and exchange of military blueprints be incorporated into a general disarmament program. ' Grant for Planning Here Is Confirmed f> and downward! with the help of the University of Arkansas, Jno. C. McHaney, iuction from the chairman of Blytheville's City Planning Commission, said today. Aid$ Flood Victims NEW YOR RXfl — Australia has contributed 550,000 to the American Red Cross Eastern states flood ordinance; 4. Major street system study; 5. Preparation of plans for a; A letter received by McHaney from William S. Bonner, head of the University's city planning division, said Blytheville had been authorized a federal grant of S2.788— S288 more than had been sought. The University will provide an additional $288, and the City of Bly- j theville will provide S2.500 already] T £ £• f*nca approved by the City Council- | I rQlllC ViUSc That makes a total of S5.576 forj use in the Blytheville planning pro- j cram, McHaney pointed out. ~ Blytheville's federal grant was announced recently as a part of a grant to four Arkansas cities. Starting Date Bonner. in his letter .stated the University planning division has scheduled Oct. 1 as the starting date for work, on the Blytheville project. He said he would be in Blytheville early in October to make arrangements for getting the program underway. Robert Barbour, of the U. of.A., planning division, will have primary It was learned in Washington that , Bulsanin also told Eisenhower the I proposed disarmament program j should provide lor prompt renun- j ciatioii and abolition of all atomic weapons. A third chief point understood to have been made by Bulganin was that the program should apply to all military bases of both Russia and the United States, including those on foreign soil. In advance of Eisenhower's scheduled departure from Fraser for the Denver White House, aides said the Kremlin leader's note might be released for publication by the day's Land use survey; 2. Land usejend-or it might be held up until plan; 3. Preparation of a zoning) Confirmation has been received here of the federal grant for its city planning program being undertaken responsibility for the Blytheville program, he said. He Listed six phases of the plan- relief fund. Ining program: The timing depends on when th» residents get.s a go-ahead from ,v who is in New York for the j united Nations General Assembly meeting. Drafting Reply Meanwhile, the chief executive was drafting a reply to Bulganin. It will be made public, an associate said, "as soon as it can be made ready," but probably not before next week. . . , _ n,- • At Eisenhower's Rocky Mountain m Municipal Court this morning / and was fined S100 and costs and \ £ ^.J^. ^^ ^ ^ " Bours m J au - secretary, still declined any direct comment on the content of the Bul- ganin message, which the President received Wednesday. But sources elsewhere said it deals with Eisenhower's Geneva Big Pour proposal that the United States and Russia swap military blueprints and agree on mutual aerial inspec- See BULGANIN on Page 16 Ernest Harrison pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor In state cases heard this morning, Thomas Eidell and H. .W Martin both forfeited $125 bonds on charges of hauling for hire without a permit. William E. Davis forfeited bond of S19.75 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with defective brakes. Roy Woods forfeited bond of $19.75 on a speeding charge and Esaw Lucky forfeited the same bond on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license. Jury to Get Till Case Today SUMNEB, Miss, l.fl — Attorneys for two men accused of murder- Ing a Chicago Negro boy rested their defense at 10:22 a.m. cst today. The defense finished its case after presenting six character witnesses, three each • for 24-year-old Roy Bryant and his 36-year-old Half-brother, John W. Milam. Attorneys are expected to begin ar- gmuents to the jury before noon. " Defendants did not testify. Circuit Judge Curtis Swango again overruled defense motions "or a directed verdict of Innocent. .Recen Ordered The judge then ordered a brief reccw befort state prosecutor! begin their final summation to the i MlTfJMlfurl. UM atftU and closes the final arguments. The defense argument is sandwiched between the state's arguments. The half-brothers are accused of murdering Emmett Louis Till, 14- yenr-old Negro, and dumping his weighted body into the muddy Tal- lalmtchie River. Defense attorneys appeared confident the all-male, all-white jury would free Bryant and Milam— principally, they felt, as a result of testimony by three defense witnesses attacking the identification of the battered body as that of Til. State attorneys privately voiced doubt they would get * guilty verdict. Face KMiup Chunrn Acquittal, however, doesn't end UM publkittd TUl «*M. Ttw de- fendants also face kidnap charges. The state rested its case yesterday. Mrs. Mamie Bradley, Till's widowed mother, gave the trial a dramatic moment yesterday afternoon. She cried as she looked at picture of the .body. She said it was her son "beyond a shadow of a doubt." But three defense witnesses cast doubt. Sheriff H. C. Strlder of Tallahatchie County said the body appeared to have been In the river "at least 10 days, if not 15." A country undertaker, H. D. Malone, estimated the time In the water at 10-26 days. Dr. L. B. Otken, » physician from nearby Greenwood, put the SM 1114. « P*f* 1* Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, scattered showers and thundershowers this afternoon, cooler. High this afternoon low to mid 80s, low tonight mid to high 60s. MISSOURI — Clearing northwest cloudy elsewhere this afternoon with showers southeast; fair north and considerable cloudiness south tonight; generally fair Saturday; cool this afternoon; cooler tonight and considerably cooler north; low tonight 40-45 extreme north to 50i south; high Saturday generally In the 70s. Maximum yesterday—67. Minimum this morning—39. Sunrise tomorrow—5:49. Sunset today—5:5«. Mean temp«r»tMre—M. precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to f p.m.)—.3d. Precipitation Jan. 1 to datt—M.M. Tkta I»u but Ytu Maximum yesterday—75, Minimum this morning— 30. JM, 1 id <

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