The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 8, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 142 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1954 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Nationalists Continue To Hit Reds U. S.-Supplied Jets Take Port in Strike TAIPEH, Formosa (AP) — Chinese Nationalist warships and planes — including U. S.- supplied F84 Thunder jets teamed up again today to pound possible Communist invasion bases on the mainland, the Defense Ministry announced. It was the first time Nationalist jets have been in action against the Reds. The ministry said bombs and shells rained for the third day on Communist batteries which have shelled Quemoy, Nationalist island just off the coast opposite Formosa and on bases where the Reds may have been massing junks for an invasion. Gen. Chang Yi - ting. Army spokesman, said he had no information on reports that two former TJ. S. destroyers took part in the bombardment of Amoy and other Communist bases within gun range of Quemoy. Dalles to Formosa The destroyers, turned over to the Nationalists last month, are the former USS Hilary P. Jones and the former USS Benson. Even as the Nationalist sea and air attacks continued, top government officials conferred on plans for a five-hour visit- to Formosa tomorrow by U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Some Nationalist sources cautiously predicted that the threat of a .Communist invasion of Quemoy. if one actually did exist, has diminished since Nationalist attacks began this week. The Nationalists have said their combined attacks are in retaliation for the Red bombardment. The Defense Ministry said yesterday's assaults scored direct hits on 2 Communist gunboats, damaged another, sank 4 motorized junks and more than 10 wooden 680 000 bales. It compares also Eight Nations Sign Pact Treaty Warns Reds J E . Germans Against Aggression 'Quote' By ROBERT EUNSON" V^ilwiV MANILA (AP) — Eight nations of the East and the! West signed a collective security pact today which in effect warns the Communists against any further sion in Southeast Asia. It took just three days for the United States. France, Great Britain. Australia, New Zealand, Thai- SEWER (PATCH) WORK — Some of the difficulties in struggling along without a sewer system" were being encountered this week as Blytheville's growth began to assert itself. In photo at left, line running from new residential development in north Blytheville is shown. It will run sewage into old, overloaded septic tank for the time being. At right, workmen install septic tank arrangement for Central Metal Products factory building. Company began moving .in this week. (Courier News Photos) Residential area is being de- tie in conveniently with overall Blytheville sewer plan, when and if tliat becomes a reality. Very little activity has been reported in connection with formation of a southern improvement district necessary before area veloped by J. E. Stevenson. Jr., who conferred with City Council and Little Rock Engineer Max Mehlburger 'prior to running line. Line will serve three new streets of houses in process of development. Mr. Mehlburger is the engineer hired by City Council to draft plans for a sewer system for Blytheville. He assured builders line will work can begin on city's new sewer system. City's voters approved Sl-02 million bond issue for new sewers on May 18. 11.8 Million Bale Cotton Crop Seen WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department oday estimated this year's government-restricted cotton rop at 11,832,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. This estimate is 848,000 bales less *• han last month's forecast of 12,- | _ vessels. It said more than 100 military junks were damaged. The attacks have concentrated on Amoy, big Communist island base just a few miles inshore from .Quemoy, and on nearby island strongpoints. British Freighters Caught A British freighter was caught in Amoy's outer harbor during Tuesday's aerial attack, but escaped with only slight damage from machine gun bullets and shrapnel, the vessel radioed Hong Kong today. The skipper of the 1,900-ton Inchkilda reported that his ship Was strafed and bombed by "unidentified aircraft." He asked Royal Navy protection in leaving port and heading back to Hong Kong. There was no indication what action if any the navy would take. A spokesman in Hong Kong for Williamson and Co., owners of the Inchkilda, said there were no casualties. Red C h i n a's Peiping radio claimed three Nationalist planes were shot down and 20 others were damaged in yesterday's attack on Amoy. An official army spokesman here heatedly denied a published report saying there were indications the Reds would try to storm Quemoy. "I'm getting tired of denying one lie after another," said Lt. Gen. Chang Yi Ting . Truck Rolls Over Head of Small Child A 20-month-old boy was acci- dently killed this morning when a farm truck driven by his older brother backed over the child in the yard of their home on the Russell Gill farm south of Roseland, according to E. M. Holt, county coroner. Pablo Quiroga, Jr., did not know the child, Quilliermo Quiroga, was behind the truck, Coroner Holt said, and the baby died from a head injury. Pablo Juiroga and his six children have been coming to the Gill farm from their home in Mercedes, Tex., at harvest time for the past several years, it was reported. The child's mother is not living. Funeral services will be held at graveside in Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Dagwell Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with Holt Funeral Home in charge. The child is survived by his father, three brothers and two sisters. with last year's crop of 16,465,00( bales and with the. ten-year (1943 52) average of 12,448,000 bales. Under a control program embracing planting allotments and marketing quotas, the departmen had sought to limit production to about 12 million bales. Carryover Large Supplementing this year's production is a carryover stock of about 9,600,000 bales from previous crops. It was this large reserve supply that invoked the production controls—measures which will be continued next year if approved by growers voting in a referendum later in the fall. Officials have forecast market demands for cotton from this year's supply at 13,700,000 bales, or about 1,300,000 bales more than from last year's supply. The department said the yield of cotton was expected to average 255 pounds per harvested acre compared with 324.2 last year and 272.1 for the ten-year average. The condition of the crop as of Sept. 1 was reported at 69 per cent of average compared with 76 per cent a year ago and 72 per cent for the ten-year average. 3 Per Cent Abandoned The department estimated that Faubus Says Race Cost Only $7,320 LITTLE ROCK Ml — Orval Faubus says his successful bid for the Democratic nomination as governor cost $7,320.48. His expenses: Filing fee, $750; radio and television, $2,611.50; newspapers and circulars, $1,286.98; postage, $882; secretarial help, $600 and $540, miscellaneous. 3.4 per cent of the acreage in cultivation on July 1 will be abandoned for harvest. This would leave 19,285,000 acres for harvest. In an accompanying report, the Census Bureau said 1,693,749 running bales from the 1954 crop had been ginned prior to Sept. 1 compared with 1,165,618 to the same date last year and 1,458,384 two years ago. The percentage of plantings to be abandoned, the acreage for harvest, the condition of the crop, the acre yield and production, respectively, by states included: North arolina 2.3 per cent abandonment 5,071,000 acres for harvest; 77 per cent of normal: 336 pounds per acre and production 400,000 bales. Missouri 1.9: 456,000; 77 :3S5, and 375,000; Arkansas 1.7; 1,705,000; 61; 317, and 1,125,000. Ginnings to Sept. 1 this year and last, respectively, in running bales by states included: Arkansas 3,944 and 2,234. The department said continuing abnormally hot dry weather in ail areas of the cotton belt, except the Far West, caused the sharp reduction in production prospects. The reduction was sharpest in the central belt, particularly Mississippi See COTTON on Page 10 Busy Court Day In Caruthersville Charges of First, Second Degree Murder Are Scheduled By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE—Cases to be brought before Magistrate Court here Thursday morning will include charges of first and second degree murder. Lloyd Booker of Holland will be brought before the court on charge of first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Thurman Norrid in front of Holland pool room Friday night.. Norrid, a Hayti, Mo., truck op- rator, was taken to Walls Hospital in Blytheville after four .45 calibei bullets smashed into his body. He died early Sunday morning in the hospital. 510,000 Bond Booker was originally charged with felonious asault and relased on 55,000 bond. After Norrid died. Booker was charged with first degree murder and released on a $10,000 security bond pending the preliminary hearing Thursday. It is interesting to note the manner in which Booker was apprehended. Paul Moore, a Missouri Sate Highway Patrolman, stopped him for driving without a muffler on his car. It's reported Booker told the patrolman, "I shot a man," while the patrolman had not associated Booker with the shooting. Frances Charlene Cherry is to be brought before Presiding Judge Sam Corbett on a charge of second degree murder. She is charged with killing Granville Cherry, the father of two, after she said he criminally attacked her while they were alone at his farm home near Stubtown, three miles southwest of here, Thursday afternoon. Frances has been free on a $2,000 security bond pending Thursday's hearing. Other Cases Lee Castle, a 68-year-old Negro is scheduled to be brought before the court on a charge of felonious assault. Castle is accused of shooting two quested to display their American j Ne 8' roes at ni5 home here Saturday lags during the fair and cotton picking contest. Mr. Holder stated the new decorations will be erected next week in time for the opening of the fair- Merchants Get Street Bunting To Be Used for Fair, NCPC and Other Civic Events New street decorations for the Northeast Arkansas District Fair and the National Cotton Picking Contest have been purchased by the Retail Merchants Division of the .Chamber of Commerce, Worth Holder, Chamber manager, announced today. The new decorations consist of whiteway banners in red, white and blue colors carrying out the "welcome" theme. Any Occasion Mr. Holder explained the new decorations were not purchased exclusively for the fair and cotton picking contest but can be used for any occasion. The new decorations will be Tected on all whiteway poles in the business district, Mr. Holder said. Merchants are also being re- which is set for Sept. 21. In previous years merchants ivere required to rent decorations :rorn a private firm. night. Shelton Paul was shot in the lower portion of his leg. breaking a bone. Willie Mae Patton received only a flesh wound. Also to be brought before tha court for preliminary hearing, along with numerous persons charged with traffic violations .is Milton Peoples. He is charged with felonious assault. ! Peoples was arrested in connec- i tion with a shooting in front of a I Negro church in Hayti Friday night. W/tness for McCarthy Tells of Name Calling WASHINGTON (AP) — A witness at the McCarthy censure hearings testified today he heard Brig. Gen.. Ralph W. Zwicker mutter "you S.O.B." at Sen. McCarthy at a land, Pakistan and the Philippines j lhQ area - ^ okids the eight na= tions militarily and economically, and declares each party will meet [the "common danger" of armed attack in the treaty area or against any member "in accordance with its constitutional processes." public hearing in New York last Feb. 18. — * Lawton First William J. Harding Jr.. New York City salesman, related the alleged incident. Harding was called as the second witness as Edward Bennett Williams, attorney for McCarthy, began presenting the senator's defense against the censure charges. One charge is that McCarthy abused Zwicker. Williams called as his first witness Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton, former commander of Ft. Monmouth. N. J., and sought testimony from him about a private conversation with Zwicker. Lawton declined to testify about the conversation. He cited a directive by President Eisenhower forbidding disclosure of private con- de Castries Paper Claims General Says US Wants War BERLIN (AP) — East Germany's leading Communist newspaper today quoted Brig. Australia's Richard G. Casey I Gen. Christian de Castries as aggres- to reach complete accord. The treaty hangs a big "no trespassing' r> sign on small nations in was first to sign the historic document. He began affixing his signature to the various copies at 5:02 saying the war and Americans want "one must fight p.m. v4:02 a.m.. EST). The documents, about inches, were bound in dark blue leather. The ministers signed with individual gold pens. Casey was followed by France's a i] American attempts of ag- 12 x is gression." "One must also fight SEATO," the commander of the Dien Bien Phu fortress was quoted as saying in a purported interview published Guy la Chambre, New Zealand's j by Neues Deutschland, officiaTor- T. Clifton Webb and Pakistan's Sir j gan of the Soviet zone's Socialist Mohammed Zafrullah Khan. 'United (Communist) party The entire Philippine delegation j The paper said De Castries was then signed, led by Vice President | interviewed by its correspondent in Carlos P. Garcia, chairman of the conference. Area Defined The Philippine delegation, dressed in native tagalog shirts, was followed by Thailand's Prince Wan Waithayakon and Great Britain's Lord Reading. John Foster Dulles, U. S. Secretary of State, who sponsored the meeting, signed at 5:18 p.m. Garcia banged his gavel and de- North Viet Nam, Dr. Fritz Jensen, last week shortly before the Communist-led Vietminh released him. De Castries, now in Saigon awaiting transfer to Paris, has talked only briefly with newsmen since his release. The French have refused all requests for interviews with him. Neues Deutschland claimed the French general 'said he was content with his treatment in Vietminh. clared the 5:22 p.m. conference closed The "hands off" warning to the Communists defined the treaty at j captivity and that he considered JHo Chi Minn, the Indochinese re- ! bel leader, "one of the greatest men of our epoch." versations within the executive j area as "the general area of South- 1 (D ? Casfcries durin £ *"« four nt j. . _• • _,.._,...__ .,_. it _- _.. i months TO MARTIN'S William branch of the government. Lawton said he was taking his stand .on advice of "various counsel" at the Pentagon. Williams protested that the Army was "gagging" Lawton without justification, but said he would not demand that the censure investi- east Asia, including also the entire territories of the Asian parties, (Mac) McKenzie, veteran , gations committee order Lawton Blytheville clothing man, has been named assistant manager of Martin's Men's Store here, effective Friday morning. Mr. McKenzie has been in men's clothing business for over 26 years here. (Courier News Photo) Traffic Mishaps Reported Here Two traffic accidents were re- Dorted by city police this morning n which two of the cars involved eceived some damage. Delane Higginbothan of Leach- ille and James L. Davis of Jones- ioro were involved in a mishap yes- I Council has banned the sale or erday morning at Main and Divi- j display of crime, horror and sex ion causing some damage to the i cornic? - Violators are subject Crime Comics Banned OKLAHOMA CITY (Jl—The City Dig Deep (In Trunk) for Drama Group Instructor Thurman Rowlett and the members of his dramatic and speech groups at Blytheville High School are asking citizens of Blytheville to dig down deep . . . but, fortunately enough, not in their (the citizens') pockets. It's that attic trunk which commands the attention of the dramatic group. They want old evening dresses, draperies, bed spreads, shoes, hand bags, etc., for use as props and costuming in forthcoming productions. Mr. Rowlett's Thespians, talented in other ways. too. will dye, cut and sew the materials gathered in this drive to suit whatever purpose their plays demand. Persons interested in contributing clothing and other materials may have someone call for them by telephoning 2-2786. Collection point for the materials is the residence of Mrs. Harry W. Haines at 025 Chickasawba, where donations may be left. to testify. Chairman W a t k i n s (R-Utah) said, however, the committee should consider that question on its own. Watkins ordered a recess of the public hearing at 11:10 a.m. EDT while the six-member committee discussed in closed door meeting whether it should direct that Lawton answer questions. Williams told a reporter during the recess that unless Lawton returned to the witness stand McCarthy himself would be the next witness. Williams said the investigation could end this week — a view that Sen. W r atkins also gave some support to. Was in Audience Harding told the committee that he has lived in New York for 60 years and conducts a small sales agency. "I am a salesman," he said. Harding then related he was in the audience on the morning of Feb. 18 when the McCarthy In! vestiga tions subcommittee was conducting hearings on the case | of Maj. Irving Per ess, labeled by- McCarthy as a "Fifth Amendment Communist." j He related that McCarthy asked I Zwicker to stand up and answer I several questions. When Zwicker I sat down, Harding testified, "1 ! distinctly heard him mutter under |his breath: 'You S.O.B.' " | Harding told the committee Zwicker then turned to two officers See MCCARTHY on Page 10 and the general area of the South- ,, . , west Pacific, not including the L_ _.„ Pacific area north of 21 degrees 30 minutes north latitude." The last definition would extend the treaty -just north of the northern tip of the Philippines, but short of Chinese Nationalist Formosa. The treaty stipulated that other countries could join. The pact, consisting of a preamble and 11 articles: imprisonment dropped from 154 to 138 pounds. Alter his release he told newsmen in Hanoi on rice, had been kept in solitary confinement and had suffered from dysentery. ) The Red organ alleged that De Castries, asked what he thought about American aid in general and SEATO in particular, made these statements: "The Americans have lots of war material which they want to sell | ment, patterned after the ; tralia-New Zealand - United States 'mutual defense pact (Anzus), "to meet the common danger" of armed attack in the treaty area or against any member according land 80 per cent of their economy 1. Approves a military agree- works for war _ This mealis ^y want the guns to go off. If they cannot produce more war material, a crisis breaks out and they are lost, "This is the true face of Ameri... .. , . . . , can aid. The so-called defense" o: to the constitutional provisions of Western culture is onlv the respective countries. I Council Established ! i , j i 2. Calls for consultation and co- ; I operation among members to de-1 SEATO." | velop economic measures "de- j signed to promote economic stability and scial well - being" in Southeast Asia. 3. Establishes a council which •'shall be so organized as to be able to meet at any time" to carry out the treaty terms. 4. Defines the treats* area to include all of Southeast Asia and the western Pacific sector but not Nationalist China's stronghold on Formosa. 5. Supports "continuous and ef- a propaganda trick. Therefore one must fight all American attempts of aggression. One must also fight More Prizes For Negroes At NEA Fair fective self-help and mutual aid" among member nations to resist armed attack and prevent subversive activity directed from outside the country. 6. Upholds the charter of the United Nations. The economic framework of the treaty may prove the most effective step in gaining stronger support for democracy in Asia. Red- See SEATO on Page 10 "The Negro Department of the Northeast District- fair shows signs of being even better than last year," Clarence Freer-an, manager of the department, stated today. Premium lists have been revised to add more products, he said, and one division has been completely revised to allow more exhibitors and to provide better competition. The educational exhibits division now will include not only schools but community organizations such as churches and clubs. to Davis vehicle. Mrs. D. Webster and Mrs. O. C. tone were engaged in a mishap his morning an Clear Lake Road ausing damage to the Stone car. $20 fine. November Draft Set WASHINGTON WV-The Defense Department called yesterday for 23,000 Army draftees in November. This quota has been renewed each month since July. SEATO Belittled Red Activity Blocked BOGOTA, Colombia 0?i — An article barring international communism from political activity was put into Colombia's new constitution yesterday by the Constituent SEOUL I.?)—South Korean Prime Assembly. Minister Pyun Yung Tai today belittled the new Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and called South Korea "the only true ally of the United States" in the fight against communism. Ike Plays After 'Reasonable' Report DENVER (/P)—President Eisenhower, feeling good about a "very reasonable" preliminary report on his health, kept his work docket light today and hoped to get-out for another round of golf. For one of the few times since he arrived in Colorado Aug. 21 for a business and play vacation, the President had no scheduled callers at the Summer White House at Lowry Air Force Base. Press Secretary James C, Hagerty told newsmen that sometime during the day Eisenhower probably would reply—reportedly with A "no"—to a demand by Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) that the United States sever diplomatic relations with Russia. Hagerty reiterated that the President's answer to a telegram from the Senate majority leader Sunday would not be made public here. There has been speculation that the chief executive was irritated because Knowland made his message public before it arrived at the Summer White House. Knowland's demand for breaking relations with Russia was prompted by the weekend attack on a U. S. Navy patrol plane by Soviet fighter craft. One man was lost and nine survivors were rescued. Knowland called the episode another example of Russian arrogance and aggressiveness. The President got in a round of golf at Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club yesterday after an overnight stay at the Fitzsimons Army Hospital here, where he went for his annual physical checkup. When he got back to his office from the hospital, he flashed a broad smile and told newsmen he lelt "fine, fint." Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy widely scattered thundershowers Thursday and south this afternoon and early tonight; no important temperature changes. MISSOURI — Generally fair today and tonight; partly cloudy Thursday; cooler southeast tonight; a little warmer west and north Thursday. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—88. Sunrise tomorrow—5:38. Sunset today—6:17. Mean temperature (midway between hi<?h and low—79. Precipitation last 24 hours to a.m. today—.80. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 24.25. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—89. Minimum this morning—55. Precipitation January "i to date — 34.78. MOUNTAINS OF MAIL — Chamber of Commerce workers get in the act in helping promote this year's National Cotton Picking Contest. Shown above are Mrs. Bernita Mbir (left) and Mrs. Dorothy Demon stuffing envelopes with in- vitations and entry blanks for the cotlt«* to b* sent to some 650 Chambers of Commerce to cities throughout th« cotton belt. (CoHrivr N«w§ Photo)

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