The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 26, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS tm DOMWAUT HEWBPAWR or NOKTWMT ARKANSAS AWP *ovm*n icuaooiw VOL. LI—NO. s l 57 Blytheville Courier Blytheville DaUy News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published rJaiir Hcapt Sunday SINGLE OOPT FIVE CENTS IKE'S CONDITION UNCHANGED Physicians Say NEW ENGINE ARRIVES — Blytheville's new aerial truck for the Fire Department arrived yesterday from the manufacturer, Peter Pirsch Company. The truck has hydraulic-powered ladder that extends 65 feet into the air in any direction. Mayor B. R. Jackson (right) and Fire Chief Roy Head are shown 'inspecting the intricate piece of equipment. Final tests will be made tomorrow. (Courier News Photo) Slav Secretary Speaks Out For Cut in Arms Spending UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (AP) — Koca Popovic, Yugoslav foreign secretary, proposed today that nations agree not to increase their spending on armaments until they can agree on a disarmament program. He told the U. ft. General Assembly that the improved international situation had helped the outlook for disarmament. Dr. E.Stanley Jones Visits City for Pair Of Religious Talks Noted evangelist and religious writer Dr. E. Stanley Jones was scheduled for a pair of speeches in BlytheviHe today, capping his appearance here with an 8 p.m. address at High School auditorium. Dr. Jones, who has written more^.. than 15 books dealing with religious and philosophical mnitrr?, ;s the world's foremost proponent of federated church His talk this will bi> tvn- tcred about (hat topir- j)!i^;.',; ,; t a united Christian from as a \vorla-j wide force against evil. i Annual Mission I Todav nt noon, he spofcp lo o\er 100 businessmen at a special lunch- Because of this progress, he went on, "we cannot help wondering whether it might, not be possible to reach as of now some form of agreement at least not to increase expenditure oa armaments and armed forces? "Is not the very fact that some countries have gone further, in this respect, that is, that they have begun reducing their armed forces or their military budgets, evidence in H?elf that conditions have matured for such n step as this?" It was the first policy speech by Despite Ike's I Units: It's Business as Usual At Capitol; NSC at Reins By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)—The United States government went to work on a business-as usual policy today despite tl^ loss of President Eisenhower's active leadership for an indefinite period. , . The National Security Council now becomes the most important policy-making agency in the government. A strong advisory group, it now affords the mechanism through which Vice President Nixon may act in some degree as a substitute president, and others can share problems which otherwise would be the President's. , To a lesser degree the Cabinet*. __^_^___^_^———^^—— also provided a continuing body to . carry on the admiration, po,, ^^1^5 SO^Hf To Help in Phase Of Traffic Survey Volunteers are being sought to help stage part of Blytheville's first comprehensive traffic survey tomorrow. And the general public is being asked to volunteer a little cies. • Assurances that the domestic and foreign policies and operation* of the Eisenhower administration will go forward without a hitch came quickly yesterday from Nixon and three Cabinet secretarles4- Dulles oi' State, Humphrey o Treasury and Benson of Agricul ture. ' Eisenhower retains the full pow ers of the presidency, but man; of his responsibilities and much more of the work load that normal ly would be his can be delegated to others. Could Sign Paperi Even while recuperating from the heart attack which struck him Saturday, Eisenhower presumably couid sign papers and make those decisions Important enough to be brought to his attention. At Denver, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said the Justice Department has been asked to decide what powers may be delegated. The Constitution provides tha the vice president take over In case of the removal of the Presl dent, his death, resignation "inability to discharge the power and duties of office.". Only when a president has diet has a vice president ever taken over, however. No president try and the Soviet Union -normal- ^J^ the , possibll|ty WM ^ cussed after President Woodroft Wilson suffered a stroke Oct. 2 eon at Hotel Noble. He uddrossed thi 1 group on pvsngetism. His Blythi-ville appearance is oiii* on us annual tour he makes in behalf of his goal of a federated church. A freewill offerim: \\ill be i^^'ii at (his cveninc's session. From H \v:ll ( be taken nil local cxprnKs in con- . nection with bringing Dr. Jones ;o the city, the remainder will go to the Association lor a United Church of America. Several BlyihcviUc churches u sponsoring the two talks here. 28,000 Visited District Fair Saturday's Crowd Was the Largest With one of the largest Saturday crowds in recent years, and an additional estimated 4,000 yesterday, the Northeast Arkansas District Fair completed its 1955 run last nitrht with an estimated total of 28,000, fair secretary Rnwli^h Sylvelser said today. "All in all, we consider it was a successful fair," He said. "The e\ hibits were bolter than usual and if it had not been for the Friday rain, our overall attendance would have topped the average for the past few years." Biggest single crowd was Saturday when approximately 10,000 persons were on the grounds. Attendance at the "Stars Over Ice" show Saturday and Sunday nights was below expectations, Sylvester said. Bicycles given away at the grandstand yesterday went to Nancy Jo Cuminings of Manila and Philip Stovall of Osceola, Rt. 3. Two Mexicans Killed by Train WILSON—Two,unidentified Mexican farm laborers were killed about 5 p.m. Saturday south of here when they were struck by a Frisco freight train. Deputy Sheriff Cliff .Cannon salrt the two victims were walking down the track nnd apparently did not hear the approaching train. Three other men walking with the victims were uninjured, Th« dead men were employed on the Grain Brother* farm near here. iaed'-'-^tplomfttic relations at meetings of their leaders, including Popovich, in Belgrade last summer. Contributing io Cooperation Popovich citep that step as well as Us partnership in the Balkans A alliance wiUi Greece and Turkey as its contribution to wider cooper- 1919. He finished out the 17 months of his term and survived for three more years. The three Cabinet members gave their assurances yesterday as the> left Washington for Ottawa anc economic and trade talks anon and lessening tension. Canadian officials. Popovich reiterated his state- Know Their Tasks merit last, year that the countries] Dulles told reporters that of the world had to coexist or face ?enho\ver has "forged the alternative of general destructive war. But he said the better situation was putt in; NCPC BEAUTY VII — Ruthie Jane Wasson, 18 year old of Harrison. Ark., and University of Arkansas student, will represent the .University's Delta Delta Delta chapter in the National Cotton Picking Contest queen competition Thursday night. She is a former Miss North Arkansas, Miss Harrison and Lady of the Lake at the Mississippi Valley Water Carni- vaK Named Premier PARIS 0P) —The French Press Agency soys ex-King Nordon Sih- anouk has been named premier of Cambodia for a three-month term. The former King had said previously he would hot take the -job. The dispatch from Phnom Penh, capital of th Idochinese kingdom, gave no reason for hi* change of mind. cotM-U'tue pioblerns r.i a political plane and removing :ne military and idoolosk'fil aspects from them. The Uniicd Nations, he said, had already done much for cxpiestcnce. "It. is the United Natio'ns which has. in a very real sense, helped make the world sale for coe tcnce," Popovich said. Appeals for ''normalized" diplomatic relations have been one feature of Moscow's new talk pursued since with West German;' and repeated in Soviet Foreign Minister V, M. Molotov's policy speech in trie General Assembly last Friday, Japan is the newes Moscow target on that line. Scheduled to speak after Popo vie was Greek Foreign Minister Stephan Stephanopoulos, still smarting from the Assembly turn down Friday, when his appeal to rut self-determination for the British colonial island of Cyprus ( the agenda Was defeated 28-22. Greece and Turkey are members of the eastern wing of NATO and also have their own Balkan Alii ance with Yugoslavia. Both lineups have been badly strained by the Greek demands for Cyprus which has a large Turkish minority — and the recent devastator anti-Greek riots in Turkey. Capitalistic Touch TOKYO apan's Communist party has taken up that old capitalist pastime of baseball. The party has formed two teams on its newspaper Red Flag. Team colors: red, white and blue. With Ei- team" of his top officials who know their respective tasks. This team, he added, can carry on with full effectiveness permitting "ample time" for the President to recover without jeopardizing the nation. He said he himself planned to continue with preparations for the Geneva Big Four foreign ministers' conference opening Oct. 27. Humphrey, also emphasizing the team aspect, told newsmen, "You can count on the functions of the government continuing in the absence of the President due to illness the same as they would continue in any other temporary absence . . . The same policies will be carried out in the same way." Benson said there would be no change in agricultural programs. Nixon, at his home here, said the administration team will carry out Eisenhower's "well-defined foreign and domestic policies," and added: "I emphasize that both Cabinet meetings and National Security Council meetings will go ahead in the same way as if the President had not had "his illness." These assurances were designed not only to prevent the development of any feeling of alarm in this See CAPITOL on Page 14 Yom Kippur Ends Today NEW YORK (/P) —Yom Kippur, the final and most sacred of the high holy days which ushered in the Jewish New Year, ends at sunset tonight. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, began at sundown yesterday for Jews around the world with 24 hours of prayer and abstinence from food and drink. cooperation, too. ExpecfantMother Killed in Wreck SeMo Accident Fatal To Young Woman Near SteeU 87 H. L. YEAGER STEELE—Mrs, Pearllne Lewis of Denton wa* instantly killed Sunday morning when the car In which she was riding itruck the iron rafls of the bayou bridge near Denton. She suffered a broken neck and internal injuries and was pronounced dead when she reached the offices of Dr. Turner In Steele. Mrs. Lewis, 26, was live months pregnant. The car was driven by Clente Mendoza, with whom Mrs. Lewis and her sister. Mrs. Earline Williams of Denton, had obtained a ride home from Sieele. Mrs. Williams stated that they had known Mendoza in a fruit harvest. Mendoza lost control of the car about 150 feet before he reached the bridge. The right side of the car struck the steel banisters, tearing off a door. The car slid some 30 feet to the other side of the bridge. Mrs. Lewis was pulled from the wreck by her sister, who stopped a passing car. The driver, whom she did not know, brought Mrs. Williams and her sister to the clinic. Mrs. Williams stated that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. According: to a telephone call to the sheriff's office, no charges had been filed against Mendoxa up to Sunday night. Mrs. Williams suffered minor cuts and bruises. Mendoza had the fingers of his right hand cut off and suffered oth : er not serious injuries. Mrs. Lewis is survived by her son, Jimmie D. Williams, 8; her husband, Roy Lewis ,who was working n Tennessee; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Woodruff, who reside on he Ross Thompson farm, northwest of SteeLe; two brothers, Earl and Erwln of Steele, and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Venable, and Mrs. Earline Williams, both of Denton. The bodj' will be taken to Haleyville, Ala., Monday and funeral arrangements are being made for Tuesday from the Arlin Baptist Church, according: to her mother, Mrs. Woodruff. German Funeral Home of Steele s in charge. A. H. Koert of Traffic Enginees George W. Barton's office is in town to gather information on Blytheville's flow of traffic. And he needs some 20 or 25 additional volunteers to assist in making traffic counts. Guardsmen on Hand Koert said today that, about, 12 men of National Guard Company M have volunteered to help, but more assistance is needed. Persons willing to aid in the work should telephone the Chamber of Commerce office at 2-2013 by noon tomorrow. There will be a general meeting of all ..volunteers. At 1. p.m. tomorrow at City Hall "where assignments will be handed out. Women Welcomed Koert said women can handle the jobs, some of which involve walking and some of which do not. Self-addressed, postage paid cards will be left on most of the automobiles parked in downtown Blytheville tomorrow afternoon. They are another facet of the survey and motorists are being asked to help by filling out the cards and mailing them. Such questions as reasons for parking downtown, destination of driver, origin of trip and duration of parking period all may be answered on the card which utilizes a check list device. Cooperation in mailing these cards will aid in pinpointing certain traffic problems and could lead to their solution, Koert pointed out. • President Spent Restful Night By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower's crack team of physicians reported today he had "a comfortable night" and that his condition "remains stable. 1 The 7 a.m. bulletin also an-. nounced that the President would be examined again later in the morning by one of the world's foremost heart specialists, Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston. The latest word on Eisenhower's condition came afetr his doctors had described his Saturday heart attack as "moderate" — neither mild nor serious. That medical report was put out by the doctors yesterday afternoon. BULLETIN DENVER Ifl — Dr. Paul Dudley White said today that barring unforeseen complications, President Eisenhower's prospects for recovery from his heart attack "are reasonably good." He told a news conference immediately after a final examination of the President that if Eisenhower's progress continues at its present rate he would be "physically able" to serve a second term. Today's terse advisory note was telephoned from Fitzsimons Army Hospital by White House press secretary James C. Hagerty. It said: "The President had a comfortable night. "His condition remains stable. "Dr. White will see him again this morning." It was signed by Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, the White House physician, and by Col. Byron E. Pollock, chief of heart services at Fitzsimons. From Everyplace Prayerful wishes for speedy recovery of the President, who will be 65 Oct. 14. poured into the temporary White House from all over the world. At Fitzsimons Army Hospital, where Eisenhower was taken Saturday afternoon, there was no thought of the tremendous political impact of the heart seizure which stunned the nation and people all around the globe. That concern—and It is huge— was left to Republican party leaders who until the President was stricken had almost unanimously refused to entertain the idea that he might not be available for a second term. Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, an eminent heart specialist who flew to Denver, said: "Even if this is a mild case (and See -IKE on Page 14 * * * , 5 More Freed U.S. Civilians In Hong Kong Total Released By Red China Now Stands at Fourteen By GENE KRAMER HONG KONG (J?i—Five American civilians arrived in Hong Kong today after long, detention in Red China. Of the 41 whose release the Chinese Communists promised during the talks at Geneva, 14 have now reached freedom. The five, who arrived from Shanghai aboard two British ships, were: Dilmus T. Kanady, 36, Houston, Tex.; Robert Howard Parker, 83, a native of Philadelphia; Emma Angelina Barry, 13-year-old daughter of an American father and a white Russian mother; Mrs. Marcella Munsterman Huiezr, Wolcott, Ind.; and Eva Stella Dugay, 62, a Carmelite nun from Boston known as Sister Theresa. Belgian Too Also returned from Red China to Hong Kong today was Roger DevRiendt, a Belgian soldier wfco went over to the Reds five days after the Korean armistice was signed two years ago. He arrived on the daily train from Red Canton. Kanady, who was imprisoned by the Communists 4',2 years on charges of tax evasion and black market operations, was in serious physical condition. He was taken immediately to a hospital. The Communists had operated on him for phlebitis, a circulatory ailment. Kanady was the last of 10 imprisoned Americans the Communists promised at Geneva to free immediately. The other four were among a group of 12 Americans previously denied permission to leave Red China. The Communists said at Geneva no charges had been filed against the 12 and they were free to leave. The Chinese Reds also promised the "expeditious" release of 19 other American civilians held in China but none in this group has been returned. Sister Theresa was reported suffering from bronchitis, asthma, arthritis and seasickness. Humphrey Is Logical Choice As Power of Administration By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The undetermined, possibly lengthy, convalescence ahead of President Eisenhower may test sharply the team spirit o£ which the administration is proud. _ Osceola Lecture To Be on East Mrs. Merrill Parish Hudson of Memphis will give a lecture Wednesday In Osceola at 2:30 p.m. in the Masonic Hall on her impressions of Japan and the Philippine Islands. Tickets for Mrs. Hudsons lecture, which Is under the auspices of Calvary Episcopal Church Auxiliary, can be obtained through Mrs. Fred Jacobs of Memphis, formerly of Osceola, for 50 cents. A t«a will follow the lecture. City Asked to Give Land VHQ Property Sought by AF The City of Blytheville has been asked to return the Veteran's Housing Quarters'at the Air Base to the Air Force; it was learned here today. Air Force officials have told the city thftt U needs the area for construction of the proposed 400-unit housing project for • families of Air Force personnel. Keprcsr.!itntlvc Due Joseph Wheeler, civilian employe of the office of the Chief of Staff, Air Installation Office, USAF, Washington, D, C., who said Uw original plan for 300 units has been Increased to 400, will be here tomorrow and, together with officiaU of the Blytheville base, will meet with members of the City Council tomorrow night te discuss the situation. Mayor B. R. Jnckson sold today, "In order to get the base reactivated, It looks like the government Is going to have to h«ve that property, but it's » decision for Uit City Council to make. "Personally, I see no other w»y out," Mayor Jackton uld. The city purchased the housing, property can be sold. quarters In June, 1953, from the] Public Housing Administration for M.SOO. Thert i« Jtlll |4,300 owing on th* property on which the city has a loan with PHA. That »4,300 will have to be paid off before' the Air Force on accept U» property, since the government cannot accept property with a lien on It. It li tstlmaUd by tome city authorities that the remainder can be paid Mill? U tha kulldlOM « Uw 1M Added Plans have been drawn up for the 400-untt project at the base with the housing quarters property as. a part of the area. The 100 units added to the original project were made available by appropriated funds. The other 300 were approved under Title 8. Failure of the city to return the property to the Air Force would result In considerable delay In moving personnel to the bast, Air Force officials pointed out. The process may make Secre-^ tary of the Treasury Humphrey more than ever the team's strong man. Three great matters in which the President normally speaks the deciding word may be left to "committee government" to decide. These are military, foreign and budget policies. Since no government policy can be implemented without money behind it, military and foreign policy decisions boil down to budget decisions, where Humphrey speaks loudest. President Eisenhower has fallen ill just at the time of year when all the departments and agencies of the government are making up their individual budgets for presentation to the Budget Bureau. Disputes over spending levels that cannot be settled between Budget Director Rowland Hughes and department or agency heads are usually passed on directly to the President, or indirectly to him through the National Security Council. This year, the Council decisions may carry even more weight than usual. Made by President Final budget decisions usually are made In mid-December by the President. Secretary Humphrey publicly expressed the conviction late In August .that the administration "can and should" wipe out the now projected 1%-bllllon • dollar deficit for this fiscal year, thereby balancing the federal budget for the firit time since 1951. It was reported, and never denied, that Secretary of Defens* let HUMPHREY M Faf« M Raeder Released BERLIN (if)— Erich Rstder, grand admiral of Hitler's navy, was released from Spandau War crimes prison today. Serving a life sentence for war crimes, the 79-year-old former fleet commander was freed because of his age and feeble health, Allied sources said. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers and occasional rain; no important temperature changes. High this afternoon near 80; low tonight high 50s to low 60s. MISSOURI—Mostly cloudy this afternoon and tonight; occasional light rain or drizzle east; partly cloudy Tuesday; scattered showers southeast; cool this afternoon; warmer northwest tonight and north and extreme west Tuesday; low tonight 55-60; high Tuesday tower 70s northwest to 60s southeast. Maximum Saturday—SI. Minimum Sunday—80. Maximum yesterday—7». Minimum this morning—37. SunrlM tomorrow—5:31. Sunwt todny—5:52. Mean temperature— W, Precipitation 24 hours {7 ».•. to f p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dat*—3*.tt. Thli Date L»»t Yrmr Maximum yt«t«rd»7— M. Minimum thli mornint—«. rrttipiutlott Jan.

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