The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of MORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 160 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Aides Optimistic as Ike Continues to 'Progress' DENVER (AP)—A bedside bulletin reported today that President Eisenhower had very g "^ verv good Boy and Girl Scouts Tell Of Fund Drives Two former Community Chest agencies — Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America — announced dales for their fund drives. Their action came on the heels of a decision to abandon the Community Chest plan in the citv. Oct. 10 is the klckoff date for Eastern Arkansas Boy Scout Council and will signal the beginning of the campaign in Blytheville and in most other Mississippi County towns. The Girl Scouts plan to get their drive rolling on Oct. 23, Mrs. Glenn Ladd, president of the Lone Troop Association, annouced today. No Goals Told Neither group has announced a local goal or local chairmen to head the drive. However, both expect to make these announcements, together with other details of their campaigns, soon. Both hope to conclude drives within one week. North Mississippi County District Chairman James M. Gardner said the goal for Eastern Arkansas Council has been set at $43.600. Blytheville's money, he pointed out. "will go lor salary ol the full time field executive who makes his home in Elylheville and will pay the city's share of expenses connected with operation of Camp Cedar Valley and Council's central record office. Last year, the Boy Stouts submitted a request to the Chest board for an appropriation of 54,003. This was trimmed to 53.600 to make it fit the Chi-st budget, which \vi\s fiRhtmf: to hold the line, and the subsequent storltice oi Chest contributions nelU'd the Scouts jtiit about $3.000 even. night. He slept almost continuously under the oxygen tent from 9 p.m. to 6:15 a.m.' This was from MaJ. Gen. Howard M. Snyder. the President's personal doctor, and Col. Byron E. Pollock, chief heart specialist at Fitzsimons Army Hsopital, where Eisenhower has been confined since his heart attack last Saturday. The doctors have been saying that rest and sleep are essential to repairing the chief executive's damaged heart and putting him on the road to recovery. Thus the some nine hours of sleep last night appeared to be an encouraging sign. Restrained Optimism On the basis of a procession of similar bulletins over the past few days, an atmosphere of increasing but still restrained optimism has developed here about his condition. There still is an inclination here to say that Uie President probably will cut himself loose from politics and turn down any attempt to induce him to try for a second term. But in Washington, where practical political aspirations may outweigh actual medical considera- m tions, there was a surge oi hope attorney, "doesn't want! today that the President still might continue contributing nead the GOP ticket in 1956. Vickrey Asks Contribution Halt Fund Now Enough To Pay Secretary Until February CARUTHERSVILLE — James A. (Tick> Vickrey, Pemiscot County's In the Sixth: Yankees 4, Dodgers 2 Yankees. FIRST INNING DODGERS—Oilliam went down swinging. , ., , Reese swing at the first pitch and raised a soft fly to Bauer. Bauer came in fast for Snider's fly to right which was held back by the wind. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKEES — Bauer smashed a hard grounder past Robinson for a single. McDougald struck . out and Bauer was doubled up trying to steal second on Campahella's perfect peg to Zimmer. Noren flied to Snider. No runs, one hit, no errors, none left. Brooklyn.... ; ...,.. .000 000 11 40 people to money so that he can keep his secretary, Mrs. Billy Jack Davis. The prosecutor said contributions have reached S686. enough to pay These hopes were pegged in part to reports that a Cabinet member has told a group of party money raisers there is no definite reason} for thinking Eisenhower can't run! again. j Rep. Oliver P. Bolton (K-Ohio\i the secretary's salary to early February. Contributions received include $204 directly to Vickrey. $314 to the | recently recovered from a heart Hayii Herald and $168 to the Slecle' attack UimseU, wrote Eisenhower Enterprise. • I he was looking- forward to "next From SI to S50 j fall with you again at the head of The unsolicited contributions, ; our team." ranging from SI to $50. began! \ 0 Pain Since Tuesday I SECOND INNING DODGERS—Campanella fouled to McDougald in front of the Dodger dugout. Furillo walked. - -' Hodges flied to Bauer in short right. Rizzuto scampered out to short left and made a back-to-the plate catch of Robinson's high pop. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. , / 1 YANKEES — Berra was hit on the right arm by a pitched ball. Collins struck out. Howard struck out on a full count. Berra going on a hit and run appeared caught at second on Campanella's perfect throw but Zimmer dropped the ball for an error as Berra slid in safely. Martm became Loes' third straight strike out victim, missing a fast pitch. No runs, no hits, one error, one left. THIRD INNING BROOKLYN — Zimmer ground out to Rizzuto. Loes struck out. Gilliam hit a high fly to Noren in left field. No runs, no hits, none left. YANKEES — Rizzuto singled. Byrne hit into a fast double play, Zimmer - to - Reese - to • Hodges. Cerv struck out. No runs, one hit, one left. FOURTH INNING BROOKLYN — Reese doubled to right for first hit off Byrne. Snider singles, out at second trying to stretch hit. Reese scores first run of game. Campanella walked. Furillo files to Noren. Hodges flies deep to Noren. One run, two hits, one left. NEW YORK — McDougaid singled to right centerfield. Noren hit into double-play Noren to Reese. Berra singled to left center. Collins took first on Loes 1 first walk. Howard singled to left driving Berra home to tie score. Collins stopped at second. Martin drove Collins home with ground single to left. Robinson batting for Rizzuto hit by pitched ball loading bases. Coleman running ior Robinson. Byrne singled over second driving: in Martin and Howard. Bessent replaced Loes. Bauer grounded out Zimmer to Hodges. Yankees lead 4-1. Four runs, five hits, two left. FIFTH INNING BROOKLYN — Coleman at shortstop for New York. Robinson stopping at second. Kellert batting for Besesnt hit into double play, Coleman to Martin to Collins. Robinson moved to third. Gilliam singled to left scoring Robinson Reese called out on strikes. One run, two hits, one left. NEW YORK — Spooner pitch- Ing for Brooklyn. McDougald struck out. Noren walked. Berra singled to left centerfield, Noren out trying to advance to third, Gilliam to Robinson. Collins struck out. No runs, one hit, one left. tbVycar for the'prosecutor's ^embers and state chairmen! J | brought out that their widespread ! Indecision over who would be the j secretary. Vickrey said 41.000 which was appropriated has been almost completely exhausted as Mrs. Davis gets S15Q per month. Sam Buchanan, County Court's presiding judge, and Vickrey exchanged angry words Sept. 12 when the Court voted against further appropriations. County Court makes out its an- mini budert duriccc the early part of e:'.ch year and various appropriations will probably be made around the time that the $686 is exhausted. strongest person the party could j tap next year in the event Eisen-' hower removes himself. Vice President Nixon was mentioned more frequently than anyone else. James C. Hagerty, the Presi- France Tells UN: NATO, US Troops Vital to Europe Bj- MAX HARRELSON UNITED''NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)—France declared today p«5meni-s press secretary, sam uiai - that it would firmly oppose any European security system Eisenhower has suffered' no pain! which would mean the dissolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Tuesday, that he no longer j Organization and the withdrawal of United States forces from Educators Meet In Osceola !0sceo/a IChurch 100 I Years Old i is running a temper a lure, that his morale is high, appearance good and there is no feeling of depression. For 13 hours yesterday there was no need of im oxygen tent for the chirf executive. At times during the day he listened to soft recorded music. KoiH 1 of the omsiiinuing heart spec hi H.MS here or on irall across Uie country is discounting the pos-jhgju-t of Europe, sibility of ft relapse or even an-j j or O f insecurity, other attack. None will say. atj only West Germany this point, that the President is out of danger, "over the hump. Europe. In a major policy speech, French* Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay also told the U.N. Assembly his government considers the re- establlshment of German unity is "the essential condition for a return to • a normal situation in Europe." "The division of Germany," he said, "coast it utes, in the very permanent fac- Misslssippl County Education As-itfrian CJiurch—oldest active church sociation will hold its first meeting ; :n Mississippi County—Oct. 9. of the school j -^ P- . 5 special morning and afternoon Mayes. county \«hw" r sip?rvi5or. i services will note the occasion. The Mrs Phillip McRae. Wilson, will I afternoon program will feature a give a report of the workf-hop held Historical summary of the church recently at Arkadnlprtia and Her- : and an open, house, br-rt Smith O-ceola. will report ' Former ministers and members of on the National Education Conven-, the church have been invited to Ho,, 11 he program and the public is in- Miss Olive Masters, language i "ted to attend, arts specialist, will speak 10 the group. A fish fry honoring the new teachers will conclude the meeting The a.ssociation's officers are president. Mrs. McRae. Wilson: vice president, Jerry Haley, Lu^ora: secretary. Miss Mnxine Latting. Wr-st Ridge; treasurer, John Mayes. Blytheville. OSCEOLA—Preparations are being made for celebrating the 100th j " m even lha , he (s improvmg anniversary of the First Presby- j definitely and steadily. j But ior five consecutive days, they say, Eisenhower has been re- acttnEr normally and ''without complications" to a type of heart He also declared once more that ' France recognizes only one legitimate German government—the West German government at Bonn. "It does not consider it possible," he said, "to place on an equal footing a legal government attack from which the large majority of victims eventually recover. Key Words The worn? "without complications" arc the key, significant: practical reasons, be put into ef- phrase. The absence of complica-| feet," he said, lions is encouraging to Eisenho\v- Musi Have Guranli and de facto authorities.' 1 The French leader firmly ruled out the Soviet proposal for the reestablishment of German unity by stages. "The Soviet formula cannot, for DW! Charge Costs 5100 ! er's physicians. | Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Boston heart expert who was flown He also declared .there could be ' no European security based simply 11-European defense pact upon nn a In a state case heard this morn- j dent 5ays tnat complications ing Crews Court. Rutus i Municipal Court. Rutus i com( , a ; ly lim( , in thc first was found guilty of driving wct , ks af f cr a hcart seizure . while under Uie influence of Intoxicating liquor and was fined S100 and cosi.s .;nd 24 hours in iail. Sunday to examine the Presl-U. lthout solid guarantees/such as canl, hose con t a ined in the NATO pact and the Paris agreements which •rmit West German rearmament. Pinay expressed particular ob- I is lhc perioci in which nn am i c ted hcnn ;,. discarding dr.maged mus- P jections to any security arrange- migh t ( re eie the pres- I cle tissue and forming a scar. ' Eisenhower still has nine days; ent divi « ion o f Germany to go on that critical two weeks' j perirmnen t arrangement. period. His "moderate" coronary thrombosis—a blood clot in a heart DISCUSS SEAL DRIVE - Rev E. H. Hnll (Right), chairman of thc county Tuberculosis Association, and Dr. Bldon Falrley of Wilson, this year's ChMstmns Seal chairman, got together yesterday to map their campaign. Dr. Pali-ley Is the first member of the medical profession to hcsd Uie drive. (Courier Newi 1'hoto) artery—struck in the early morning hours last Saturday. Some of the bulletins from the presidential bedside at Fitzsimons Army Hospital mention satisfactory "progress." Others speak only of a satisfactory "condition." Consistently they include the phrase "without complications." The French minister was the first of the Western. leaders to speak since their private strategy talks which ended yesterday. Red Divisions To Leave Korea TOKYO (<P) — Communist China said today it will pull six Red army divisions out of North Korea next month. The Chinese divisions usually have about 10,000 men each. The announcement came in a broadcast over Peiping radio. Peiplng did not say how ninny troops would remain in North Korea. Coffee Prices Due to Fall WASHINGTON W)—Coffee prices should tumble before the year's end, more than erasing the. recent retail price boosts which ranged up to 4 cents a pound. This was the consensus today of trade observers here, who noted a world surplus of coffee is expected and new harvests start coming to market In November and December. . Prices might break even before November, the observer said, should coffee-growing Brazil soon go ahead with a long-rumored currency devaluation which would make her coffee cheaper in terms of U.S. dollars. 100,000 Bales Classed Here Blytheville's cotton classing office of the'U. S. Department of Agriculture today passed thc HX),000-bale murk. • E. R. Mclnnes. manager of the local office, said the 1056 crop is "a little late, but moving at a very rapid rate right now." The Blytheville office serves farmers of Mississippi and four olher Arkansas »«. U.S. Traffic Death Toll Is Up 1000 CHICAGO OP 1 — Heavy summer vacation travel has boosted the nation's traffic death toll to 1,000 more than it was at the same time last year. The National Safety Council said today this year's death toll for eight months was 23,470. compared with 22.430 last year. August deaths (3.600t alone jra !? % ^^^- Ul> . The last quarter of the year, the council said, normally is the worst because of bad weather and earlier sundown. The council urged cautious driving and walking for the balance of 1955. Viewed from Rain Again Threatens NCPC Event National Cotton Picking Contest officials cast an anxious eye skyward today with the threat of rain lurking ominously in the partly clouded heavens. Rain tomorrow would mean postponement of the contest for the second straight year. But meanwhile, they turned to more pleasurable pursuits. Namely this afternoon's opening parade and selection of one of the lovely young ladies entered in the beauty pageant to succeed Miss Janice Bowles as queen of the National Cotton Picking contest. The parade was due to start at 3:15 today and the -beauty contest is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the High School auditorium. Entrants in the pageant had been trimmed to 24 today, Jaycee contest chairman Harry Farr said today. The girls will represent seven states. Schedule Told Farr today announced the following entertainment scheduled for the pageant. Kemper Bruton will be master of ceremonies and Miss Emily Damon will provide organ music. Other entertainment will be provided by Miss Jane Pater and Bill Leach of Jonesboro and the Rocky Smith dance studio presenting Qail Brogdon and Ronnie Etchieson as the dancing bale and boll. A preview of tomorrow's fashion show also is slated as part of tonight's program. Original stage setting was designed by Mrs. Jack Cuadra. Be'auty contestants were feted with a luncheon at Razorback at noon today and will be enertained at a tea at Blytheville Country Club following the parade. They will meet judges at the tea. Judges Judges for the contest are Col. Gordon Timmons, base commander at the Blytheville base, Gordon D. Murphy, Jr., American Legion Arkansas National Executive: Mrs. jimmy Spotts of West Memphis, president of Arkansas Jaycettee; and Bill Muncrief, Jaycee National Director. One of the contest entrants, Miss Diane Burns of Forrest City, is a grand-niece of w. M. Burns of Blytheville. Registration for the cotton picking contest tomorrow began picking up rapidly at Chamber of Commerce offices in City Hall today. Officials expect from 150 to 200 competitors for the 52,500 in cash prizes being offered. Activity tomorrow begins with final registration and instructions to![jj|_ pickers prior to start of the contest •g ua ~ y ''an ambassador, Juan R. Chave.'-:, insisted Peron still was REIGNING QUEEN — Miss Janice Bowles of Memphis, queen of the 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest, dusts off her crown ai she prepares to present it to the winner of tonight's NCPC contest. The queen contest is scheduled for Blytheville High School Auditorium at 8 tonight. Peron Reported Flying to Spain BY BRUCE HENDERSON BUENOS AffiES (AP)—Reports spread in Buenos Aires today that Juan D. Peron had left for Spain, but the Embassy said the Franco government had not granted him asylum. The embassy said it knew noth- g of the reported departure of ie deposed president. The Para- at 10 o'clock. General Contest Chairman P. D. was in Memphis yesterday to appear on Barbara Walker Hummers Home Show on WHBQ-TV. He Along with dancers from Rocky Smith's studios and 1954 NP- CP Queen Janice Bowles, plugged the event on video. Demo Leaders Meet Next Week CHICAGO (JPj—Democratic party leaders will meet in Chicago Monday and Tuesday to discuss party organisation and' 1956 prospects as they might be affected by President Eisehnower's illness. Neil Staebler. Michigan's Democratic chairman, is chairman of advisory group. Neil Roach, ,««cu llu - = mileage stand-[executive secretary of _ the national point, the council said, the accident [committee, was in Chicago making picture is much more favorable, j arrangements for the two-day con- Travel figures are available for j fcrence. only seven months, but they show , travel was up 7 per cent and deaths • BlytheYllle Man Meets "" "" for the produced a figure of 5.8 deaths for; each 100 million miles, the lowest seven-month rate on record. Important Course TOKYO MV-The Tokyo YWCA is sponsoring a course on Japanese culturt, including a lecture on "How to Bow." after 55 Years A Blytheville man met his 85 year old uncle this week for the first time in 55 years. W. M. Crowe of 2233 Peabody said his uncle, E. M. Crowe of NashviUe, departed today for Hot Springs after a visit here. W. M. Crowe is a retired school superintendent. aboard ti Paraguayan gunboat in Buenos Aires harbor. Chaves, said negotiations ivere proceeding for Peron's departure. The gunboat Paraguay, and Us sister ship, the Humaita, remained anchored in the harbor with two Argentine gunboats standing by. Peron has been aboard a Paraguayan gunboat for more than week, and the supposition had been that he was going into exile Paraguay. But the new government of provisional President Eduardo Lonardi had been described! as opposed to letting Peron stay' in that neighboring country tooj scattered Peronlsta party or of Uie Communists. But he added that representatives of labor, business and industry probably would be included on the junta. It appeared that the junta would serve for some months. Lonardi has promised to hold elections as soon as the electoral process can be arranged, but this is expected See PERON on Page 3 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday with widely afternoon and evening long. As the report that Peron had gone the govern- to Spain circulated, ment took steps support and give broaden Us shot in the arm to the nation's slowly reviving democratic political life. Consultative Junta Interior and Justice Minister Eduardo Busso announced a four- party "consultative junta" would be formed to advise Provisional President Eduardo Lonardi and his in the 70s. Cabinet until a new Congress is elected. Busso said four parties — the rad- ideal, Democratic, Socialist and Progressive Democratic — had agreed to serve on the junta. Each \vas expected to contribute tour representatives. The minister made no mention of ousted dictator Juan Peron's thunder showers; cooler Friday afternoon. High this afternoon mid to high 80s; low tonight low to mid 60s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and southeast and extreme south tonight; cooler west and north tonight and over the state Friday; low tonight around 50 northwest to the 60s extreme southeast; high Friday generally Maximum yesterday—88. Minimum this morning—68. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Sunset today—5:57. Mean temperature—73, Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to ' p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. I to date— 38.68. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—94. Minimum this morning—153. Precipitation Jan.. 1 to date—28.04. Took Gathings Reports New Grass Threat to Drainage A species of star grass is the newest threat to Mississippi County's agriculture, Congressman E. C. (Took) Gathings told members and guests of Manila's Lions Club yesterday. Gathings laid u. S. Department of Agriculture experts »re to arrive in November to begin study of the problem. The aquatic growth is choking Buffalo Ditch now. Land owners In the area said sluggish drainage as provided by the ditch last year cost them a« much M 35 percent on certain cropland. Gaining* said, the USDA was *mai*4 to (lad ttar (raai In this area. Previously it has been a problem only on the east and in a small portion in the southern part of the state of Washington where it has been noted in irrigation ditches. Asks for Study Gathings said two men should spend the next three years in the county studying the problem. However, he said the Bureau of the Budget won't give the USDA that kind of money. He said the grass easily could spread over the St. Francis drainage system and create an even greater problem. Col. E. B. Downing, Corps of Engineers' District Engineer of West Memphis, said CE hM Investigated the problem and even has done some experimental work on it. He said information revealed that some chemicals would kill the grass, but that experiments showed them to be very dangerous to use and that he couldn't recommend them until after further study and tests. Downing said CE, too, needs more money if It Is to make headway on the problei.i. Paul Jones Present Gathings and Congressman Paul C. Jones of Kennett, both members of the House Agriculture Committee, promised farmers they would continue to work to get a solution of thc problem. Among landowners who reported to Gathings on damage caused by the resultant slowing of drainage were Henry Hoyt, Bruce Byrd, Rust Crowell, Howard Perkins, Earl Wlldy, Fred Fleeman, Lee Bearden, J, L. Swihart, Delbert Hooker, D. C. Wright and others. Others on hand for the meeting included Dan Portis and T. J. Brigance, chairman and secretary o* Darlnage District Seven; Fred Pleeman, John Bearden and Eart Wlldy, commissioners of District 16; County . Judge Phil Deer; County Agent Keith Bllbrey; J. W. Meyer and O. a. Redman of District 17; Fred Haywood, engineer for District l«, and others from southeast MlMOUrt and and Northeast ArkanjM,

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