The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 161 Blythevtlte Courier BlyllKville Daily Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPTf FIVE CENTS 200 Killed As Janet' Hits Mexico Killer Storm Blows Self Out; Death Toll 400 By JACK RVTLEDGE MEXICO CITY (AP)—Disastrous new floods roared down on Mexico's Gulf Coast today in the wake of Hurri cane Janet as the killer storm beat itself out against the Sierra Madre Mountains. The worst of three hurricanes that smashed into east Mexico this month, Janet already had killed at least 200 Mexicans plus 200 • other persons on Caribbean islands. In the storm's wake, torrential rains swelled rivers already flood- Ing from the northern Tamaullpas state to Veracruz. The toll 01 dead and displaced was expected to rise hourly. The three big trans-Caribbean hurricanes — Gladys, Hilda and Janet — already, have caused an estimated 600 deaths in Mexico. Property damage is reckoned at some 200 million dollars, almost halt the national government's Course Obscured Janet's course was obscured during the storm's late hours by the havoc Its 120-mile-an-liour winds wreaked on communications. Nautla, a port of 1,500 persons about 75 miles north of Veracruz, was the only populated place In the path. It had just reported a growing gale and high water when connections were abruptly cut. Veracruz, important port of 120,000, had braced itself for the full force of the hurricane. Janet capriciously sidestepped th2 city, but accompanying rains and excessively high tides inundated the port, only four feet above sea level. Main streets were under several feet of water. Tamplco, already under water from the two previous hurricanes and the flooding Panuco River, reported a new rise in waters. Exhausted from their three-week battle against winds, floods and disease, thousands abandoned the city in a mass exodus. Flood Supply Dropi Tamplco's food supply was dropping dally, medical supplies were low, and both typhoid and dysentery had broken out. More than See JANET on P««e 16 SeMo Man Gets 20 Years In Rape Case CARUTHERSVILLE — Raymond William Cook of near Sieeie was \ sentenced to 20 years in the state j prison at Jefferson City after pleading guilty to rape in Pemiscot County Circuit Court here yesterday afternoon. Cook, the father of five children, was charged with forcing sexual relations with his M - year - old daughter. The farm laborer is separated from his wife who lives in St. Louis with two of the children. Cook pleaded guilty to neglecting the three children who lived with him In a case heard in Magistrate Court Aug. 8 and the children were given temporary placements in local homes. The 14-year-old, oldest of the children, told the people she was staying with that she had been criminally assaulted by her father. Albert Paul Davis, Braggadocio /arm laborer, was sentenced to two years in prison after he entered a guilty plea to second degree burglary. Davis was charged with stealing a television set from a home on.the Braggadocio farm of Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde Orion. In other action, Leon Chism, Hayti plumber, was given freedom Irom n parole on a manslaughter charge, Chism was paroled after being sentenced to two years for manslaughter about three years ago. Floyd C. Prince of Portageville was fined $100 and $20 costs and given a stay of execution on a six- month jail sentence for drinking while Intoxicated. He also pleaded guilty. Arthur Goodman, Circuit Judge from Kennett. said he would hold court here again on Oct. 8. NCPC Postponed By Torrential Rain SHE'S THE QUEEN—King Cotton named Miss Ruthie Jane Wasson of Harrison, Ark., as his queen last night. The IB year old Tri-Delt of the University of Arkansas won out over a field of two dozen at Blythcville High School auditorium.^ She succeeds Janice Bowles of Memphis as queen' of the National Cotton Picking Contest. (Courier News Photo) In the Sixth: Dodgers 6 Yankees 2 FIRST INNING T YANKEES— Cerv rolled Podres to Hodges. MasDougald filed out to Snider. Berra filed to Furillo. No runs, no hits, none left. DODGERS — Gilliam Died put to Mantle in center. Reese walked. Snider struck out. Campanella got his first' hit of the series, a long home run to center field scoring Reese. Furillo flied to Mantle in right. Two runs, one hit, none left. SECOND YANKEES—Mantle crashed a. homer lo center field. Skowron doubled down le.ft field line. Howard rolled out Robinson to Hodges. Martin struck out. Rlz- zutto singled to left scoring Skowron and went all the way to third when throw from Gilliam bounded away from Campanella. Turley bounced out Robinson to Hodges. Two runs, three hits, one left. DODGEKS — Hodges filed to Cerv in right. Robinson singled 10 center. Anioros was hit on hip by Hurley's pitch moving Robinson to second. Podres beat out a bunt down the third base line fill- ins the bases. GUUam walked, forcing Robinson in with tie- breaking run. Tom Morgan replaced Turley on mound for Yankees. Reese walked on four pitches torcing Amoros home. Snider forced Podres at plate, Skowron to Berra. Campanella lined out to MacDoucald. Two runs, two hits, three left. THIRD INMKG YANKEES — Cerv struck out. McDougald rolled out Gilliam to Hodges. Berra popped to Hodges. No runs, no hits, none left. DODGERS—Furillo lined a double against left field wall. Hodges bounced out McDougald to Skowron. Robinson popped out to Mar- See SERIES on Page 16 Harrison Beauty Is New Queen All Activities Delayed Except Dance Tonight The deluge loosed on Blytheville last night called a halt to National Cotton Picking Contest activities, but not before judges had selected pert Ruthie Jane Wasson of Harrison to reign as queen over the event. General charman P. D. Foster last night ordered postponement of the contest as more than two inches of rain flooded Blytheville streets and the picking .site east of Walker Park. This Is the second straight year the contest has been rained out. * Last year, rain .during Friday ' morning forced postponement of Gathings Father-in-Law Ditt in f arrest City FORREST CITY, Ark. UP}— Scott L. Kirkpatrick, Forrest City postmaster and father-in-law of Rep. E. G. Gainings D-Ark., died here early today. Kirkpatrick, 71, had been confined with a heart condition about three weeks. A native of Ripley, Term., he moved to Arkansas in 1908. He was county judge of Lee County, Ark., for four terms during the 192% and became Forrest City postmaster In 1942. WINNING FLOAT—Boy Scouts of Troop 31, the American Legion troop, used the same motif they won with in 1954 to take first place In yesterday's National Cotton Picking Contest parade. They got a $150 first prize for their efforia. (See Other Courier News Photot on Page ). 3 col outlines F-l the picking contest for a week, Dance Goes On All activities scheduled for today were cancelled with only the Cotton Ball tonight going on as planned. The dance, slated for the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park, will feature the music of Don Reid and his orchestra. The Blyt-ieville-Pine Bluff iuuv- j , - ,. ball game scheduled for Haley! and hoping for the best Field tonight, will start 15 minutes E. R. Jackson. Center of Government Shifts Back to Denver Toler Buchanan Mayor Candidate Second Ward Alderman Toler Buchanan today became first candidate to announce for Blytheville's office of mayor ! when he leveled charges of "stalling, procrastinating, delaying at the administration of incumbent Leachville Man Gets APA Post TOP TRIO — National Cotton Picking Contest Queen Ruthie Jane Wasson is flanked by her two alternates. They are Barbara Gurley of Memphis tieft), who is second alternate, and Ann Akers of Harrison, first alternate. (Courier News Photo) Macmillan Voices Mid-East Warning , earlier than usual at 7:45 in order to get the game over before the dance gets well underway. Only a luncheon for E. O. (Took) Gathings and other dignitaries was held as scheduled. Gathings, who was to have been principal speaker at festivities this afternoon, was 'scheduled to- speak briefly to the luncheon group at Hotel Noble. Harrison had a near monopoly on top places in last night's beauty pageant. First alternate to Ruthie Jane was Miss Ann Akers, also from Harrison. Second at alternate was Miss Barbara Gurley of Memphis. Honey-Blonde Ruthie Jane, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wasson. Is a honey-blonde, blue-eyed beauty with a tiny wellcomposed figure. The five foot-three inch queen, whose ambition is "to get married and have four kids," is a wasp-like G. A. Hipp, LeachviHe, was elected chairman of district 15, of ihe Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association at n dinner meeting last night at- Rustic Inn. j other officers elected were Phillip I will lie on any country which introduces any new and disturb- Baii, Blytheville, vice chairman and! j n g factor" iiito the delicate Middle East situation. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — British Secretary Harold MacMillian declared today that "a heavy responsibility Harold Wood and Prentis Holder, Blytheville, were elected legislative j committeemen. Guest speakers included Hunter Hollaway of Lake Village, president-elect of Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association, and William B. Smith of Little Rock, secretary- manager of the state organization, Embattled Morocco Sultan Offers to Quit RABAT, French Morocco (fi — Embattled Sultan Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa offered today to quit the Moroccan throne If he can turn his powers over to a member of his own family. The first public break In the 71- year-old ruler's determination to keep the post the French .him two years ago came gave after French Resident General Pierre Boyer de Latour du Moulin ordered the arrest of his chief aide, protocol chief Aber Rahman cl Hajoul. Ckastl by rolte* El Htjoul sped off In his whit* Cadillac before dawn toward Dasa- bogo 37a, two jteploadi tl pniict to hot pursuit. Boyer de Latour charged the protocol chief, a European- lied man In his mld-30's had exercised "inadmissible pressure" on the Sultan, who refused to quit. Although Moulay Arafa attemp- ed to put conditions on his long- expected departure, his troubled hold on the throne appeared to be drawing rapidly to an end. , French Premier Edgar Faur'es government has promised Moroccan nationalists to remove the old man as the first step in a settlement to end the violence In the North African protectorate and XlV* It tome measure of self-rule, II Hajoul rorredt >tb f raf t«H. This appeared to be a reference to the disclosure that Egypt had reached an agreement with Czechoslovakia to exchange cotton for weapons. It was Ihe (ivst time that the issue had been raised even indirectly before the U. N. General Assembly. Macmillan told the Assembly in n policy speech that it is clearly] of Manila were the duty of the United Nations to Rock tonight to allay and moderate .the ill-feelings between Israel and her Arab neighbors. Warned Russia •"In this intractable issue," he said, "the duty of men of good will is lo try to develop the necessary confidence on loth sides for an ultimate settlement to be reached.'* Earlier this week Mncmillan and U. S. Secretary at State John Foster Dulles issued a joint statement calling on rill countries —including the Soviet bloc — to refrain from taking any action which would upset the ballnnce of military strength In the Middle East. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Pawzl retorted with a. sharp declaration that no country had the right- to interfere in Egypt's defense steps. Missco Men To LR. Meet B. A. Lynch of Blythevilie. Ben Bi-tler of Osceola and William Pox to be in Little ntte'nd the first meeting of the state-wide 100 man advisory committee to the Arkansas Industrial Development Council. Principal speakers will be Gov. Orval Faubus and AIDC chairman Wnithrop Rockefeller. Levee Collector Here on Oct. 10 Mrs. Emily Trammel, collector for St. Francis Levee District, announced today that she will be in Blytheville's Court House on Oct. 10. She usually is in the city on Oct. 1, toil this year due to illness was forced to change the date. i. She will be located at the east end of the Court House on the first floor. In a strong indictment of city government, Buchanan said in a prepared statement, "Members oi the City Council have found it necessary to take over the reins of government in many respects because they have become convinced, reluctantly, that they could not depend on leadership from the mayor's office. "With no program forthcoming through the months, Council has had to take the initiative in city government. "Properly, the Council has the right to look to the mayor for leadership. This has been denied that body." Platform Turning to his platform, Buchanan laid out these planks' "Immediate action to face up to the task of providing the city with 21 inches at the waistline. Her oth-| p roper zoning laws must be taken. er measurements are 35 above and impetus must be given the sewer 34 below. Ruthie Jane, a sophomore dramatics student at the University of Arkansas, represented Delta Delta Delta Sorority in the contest. Her father has the Cadillac, Oldsmobile dealership at Harrison. Her new title is only one of several picked up this year. She was named Lady of the Lake at Bates- vllle's water carnival and was run- nerup to Arkansas' Miss Universe in the contest at Jonesboro. Miss Akers, also a University of Arkansas student and representing Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, is 19. A music major in voice, she See NCPC on Page 16 program. "Revit.tlization of a police department sadly lacking in trained and efficient leadership must be undertaken without delay. These are all matters of pressing concern. "The present mayor has known of the return of the Air Base ever since he re-entered office. "Yet the influx of service families \vill be upon us without the city taking steps to meet its obll- Ciuions and prepare for our increase in population and the needs of the newcomers and older resi- Sce BUCHANAN on Page 16 Toler Buchanan Red Radio Attacks Ike's Arms Check Plan By JOHN M. HIGIITOWER WASHINGTON Ifl— Moscow radio broadcast* provided new evidence today that the Soviet Union has in fact rejected President Elsenhow- er's proposal for an exchange of •erlal inspection and military blueprints in advance of an agreement on a complete, global disarmti- ment program. While avoiding criticism of Eisenhower, Moscow broadcasts recorded l»re are beginning to attack It u an "Inspectlon-wlthout- arms-reductlon plan." WMM 8pee4 Up Output One broadcast contended it would tend Instead to speed up arms output It one nation found itself lagging behind the other. Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin sent the President a long personal letter last week in which he raised many objections to the plan. He did not object to the principle, but argued that the steps Elsenhower proposed should be taken as parts of a fully developed arms reduction system. Eisenhower's Idea has been to short-circuit the lengthy negotiations ncccssnry to develop a global program and get the United States and Russia to take directly the simple and dramatic actions he outlined as a means of creating world confidence in their peaceful Intentions. Seeks Permit To Use Lot For Trailer Prank Grigsby has applied for a permit to locate a house trailer on a lot he owns at the intersection of Eighth and Walnut streets. A trailer has been parked on the lot for weeks now, but neighbors in the area challenged the move. Councilmen and Mayor E. R. Jackson told a delegation at Tuesday night's Council meeting that they misadvised Grigsby on locating the trailer. They said they had forgotten provisions of ft city ordinance which sets out procedure for locating a trailer In a residential area. Second Ward's Kemper Bruton said Tuesday night the ordinance provides that if any formal objection to the trailer is received, a permit must be denied It. Guilty Wta Heart/ Earlls Alexander pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under Uie influence of Intoxicating liquor in Municipal Court this morning and was fined $100 and costi and sentenced to M hours In J»U. Adams Takes Papers to Ike's Bedside By ERNEST B. VACCARO DENVER (AP) — The direction of government shifted back to Denver today as President Eisenhower continued to improve from his heart attack and his chief deputy flew here from Washington. One of his principal physicians added to the growing evidence Eisenhower will retire at the end of his present term by saying if he were the President he "wouldn't want to run again." Dr. Paul Dudley White, asked whether it would be possible for the President to run again, told a television audience: "Many things are possible that may not be advisable. It is up to him" to make the decision. He may or may not have complete recovery. If I were in his shoes I would not want to run again, having seen the strain." Another Good Night A bit later, in its customary T a. m. medical bulletin, Eisenhower's doctors at Fitzsimcns Army Hospital reported he enjoyed "an excellent night"—their first use of that word since his heart attack last Saturday. Previously they have termed his nights "com- fortable'' or "very comfortable." For the first time also, the medical men said the President spent the night outside an oxygen tent, sleeping "almost continuously from 9 p. m. to 6:30 a. m." Heretofore he has been spending most of the day outside the oxygen tent but See GOVERNMENT on Page 18 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday with scattered thundershowers, cooler this afternoon and tonight. High this afternoon Mid to high 70s, low tonight mid SO* to mid 60s. MISSOURI—Fair to partly cloudy north, considerable cloudiness south this afternoon, tonight and Saturday with scattered showers or thunderstorms south this afternoon and tonight and extreme south Saturday; much cooler this afternoon; cooler south and central tonight; low tonight Mi northwest to 50s southwcait; high Saturday la the ',0s. Mixlmiim 7Mtcrdmr—M. Minimum thii moraine—*. Sunrlie tomorrow—I:». SunMt today—S:4fl. Meftn temperature— 19. Precipitation M boun (7 >.n>. M f Precipitation Jan. 1 M <uto—41.«. Tkh Date tail Year Maximum yeaterday—13. Minimum tnli momlnt—"• Jen. 1 » !•«•—HJ*.

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