The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 1, 1955 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 162 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! Tough Pine Bluff Just Too Good for Chicks (See Additional Story on SporU Part) Turning a pair of breaks into touchdowns within the space of a few minutes in the third er last night, the Pine Bluff Zebras came from behind to deal Blytheville's Chickasaws quarter their first defeat of the season, 18-7. The .largest, crowd of the season overflowed Haley Field to watch the Big Eight Zebras from Pine Bluff put on a,fine exhibition of football that-was just too much for Blythe- viUe'a-hard-fighting Tribe. itofc Zebras were big in the line and'faat in the backfield. ; ,,.;, Briilslnf Contest It was a tough, grueling defensive throughout most of the game, picking 11 first downs to only four for Pine Bluff. The Chicks ran 48 offensive plays to only 26 for Pine Bluff, but, thanks to Royce White's 75-yard touchdown sprint in the fourth quarfcr, both came up with identical figures on net rushing—is? yards. Blytheville, in command through- battle';all the.way featuring hard! out the first half with a hard-hit- blocking and vicious, bone-shearing tackling. The Tribe simply didn't have the reserve manpower to cope with the bigger Pine Bluff squad which was able to bring fresh, experienced reserves into the game in the second half to keep the terrific pressure on Blytheville-whb had to go almost all the way with its starters. Even though-they were in good condition, the Chicks were run down by the rugged, hard-fought contest. Pine Bluff also was in exceptionally fine condition. Except for a few lapses by the Chicks, which the opportunistic Zebras converted to their own use with lightning like thrusts, the game was a bruising defensive contest. Good First Half Blytheville controlled the ting slashing grounl attack led by Charles Abbott, Freddy Akers and Bobby Jones, punched out 127 yards with short jabs and permitted the Zebras only 30 yards. But the Chicks couldn't hold the ball in the last half when they drove within range and lost possession oi the ball three times on fumbles—all three at crucial times. TO Drive Blytheville started its touchdown drive at the opening of the seconl a quarter from its own 31. Strict power plays from the single wing and split-T. with Akers and Abbott carrying the load on the hand- offs and Jones working the quarterback keeper, worked to ball to the Pine Bluff 18.. Two key plays were runs of 10 and _ ball 17 yards by Abbott. The latter was'a fumble. * * * * a crunching charge that carried three tacklers for about eight yards. An unnecessary roughness penalty against the Zebras moved the ball to the three and Abbott powered over on the second try. Akers converted anl the Chicks led at half- Pine Bluff got It« first big break shortly after the second half started when Blytheville's James Privett intercepted a Zebra pass on the Tribe's 20 and returned to'the 30. A clipping penalty on the return set Blytheville back to its three. The Chicks were unable to run it out and Abbott's attempt to kick went awry, going out of bounds on the Blytheville 15. The Zebras scored three plays later when Rex Hardister darted over from the 10. Lightning struck twice. Abbott never found the crazily- bouncing kickoff and Pine Bluff got it on the 33. One play was all they needed—a touchdown pass from Ferguson to Evans. Final score came on White's quick dash for 75 yards In the final period after Blytheville lost the ball on Ike 'Relaxed' After Signing Documents; Has Restful Night DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower's physicians reported early today that he enjoyed "a good night's sleep" and was "relaxed and comfortable" after signing UVo federal documents which put him back in business at the helm of his administration. As Eisenhower's top aide, Sher- appomtmenis in his room on the condition: "The President .-.-. FREDDY GETS STARTED — Steady little Freddy Akers, Chitkasaw halfback picked up ten yards on the Statue of Liberty linndoff from Charles Abbott In the first period last ni^ht, Scythe-like bioolcini; of Blyt'-eville's Jimmy Gee sprung Akers here. (Courier N'ews I'lioto) man Adams, set up shop at the Denver White House to lay the groundwork for the Presidents gradual return to greater personal activity, the doctors issued this 7 a.m. Denver time bulletin on his „.„ had a good night's sleep. He slept continuously from 10 p.m. to 6:20 a.m. "He feels relaxed and comfortable this morning. "His temperature is normal. His pulse and blood pressure continue to be stable and satisfactory. "The President's breakfast this morning consisted of apple sauce, oatmeal with skim milk, poached egg, a strip of beef bacon, a slice of whole wheat toast and a glass of skim milk." Opened Office Adams came in by plane last night to open his office on the second floor of the Lowry Air Force Base administration building, across the corridor from Eisenhower's executive office. The first week passed since the President, who will be 65 on Oct. 14, suffered an early morning attack of coronary thrombosis last Saturday at the home of his mother-in-law. Mrs. John S. Doud. While doctors will keep their fingers crossed for a second, potentially dangerous week, the absence of any complications cheered his family and staff. The President took the first small but significant step toward return to active command last night. He approved two lists of Super-Carrier Forrestal Ready to Join US Fleet By ELTON C. FAY PORTSMOUTH. Va. (AP) — The carrier Forrestal. mighty sea-roaming airdrome for atom-bomb warplanes, was ready today to join the fleet. Only an afternoon commissioning ceremony — with speeches and flag raising and the captain's command to "set the watch" — was needed before the largest warship ever built became a unit of the operating Navy. State Department foreign service * * * Doctor Clarifies His Statement Has No Objections ' " To Ike's Running, Specialist Claims BOSTON W — Dr. Paul Dudley White, eminent heart specialist who was called to Denver after President Eisenhower's., heart attack, last night said "I would have no objection whatsoever to his running again." Dr. White's statement was issued in, Boston because of "possible misinterpretation" of a statement he made earlier yesterday on the NBC television show "Today.'' During the prom-am. Dr. White said that if he were Eisenhower he "wouldn't want to run" for a second term. Dr. While's voluntary statement \ here, last nitfht .said: -• i He died of head eighth floor of Fitzsimonfi Army Hospital. Routine Appointment* The appointments themselves were routine enough, cleared by Secretary of State Dulles and checked by Adams, but the action assumed significance as the first business transacted by the Chief Executive since he was stricken. Adams didn't see the President last night. The President's physi- See IKE on Page 8 Rain Didn't Hurt The Cotton Ball Gay Crowd Dances In Affair Which Usually Is Finale Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the crowd which pushed into Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park last night for the Cotton Ball, which is supposed to wind up each National Cotton Picking Contest. But the rain had done its damage. Thursday night's downpour washed out the actual Cotton Picking for the second year in a row. A gay crowd danced to the rhythms of the band of Don Reid until the small hours. Took Called Home Yesterday at noon, Congressman E. C. (Took) Gathinqs was unable to fill a scheduled speaking engagement at the Mayor's Luncheon. Gainings appeared at Hote! Noble to explain that his father in law j had pased away in Forrest City i and that he had to leave Blythe- j ville immediately. ! P. D. Gathright, Jr., state Junior j Chamber of Commerce president of j Little Rock, filled the speaking j gap. I Mayor E. R. Jackson presided, over the session and introduced va- j rious visiting and local dignitaries, including two visiting mayors, i Charley Bates of Steele and Herb; Sanderson of Jonesboro. France Orders UN Delegation Home * * » . » » * • § -; Algeria Rebuff Is Reason UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The French delegation to the U. N. Assembly WM ordered home today and the permanent French representative in the U. N. planned to follow in 48 hours, a delegation spokesman announced. He could not make clear on the basis of present information whether th« withdraw*! would be permanent, he said. The French delegation walked out of the U. N. yesterday after a one-vote margin ordered France's rule over Algeria taken up in Assembly debate. But the spokesman said it was* impossible to say whether' France is quitting the U.N., and departure of other members of the permanent delegation will be held up until clarifying orders come from .Paris. One high French delegate told reporters last night "we might" quit the U.N. altogether. French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay and the party which came with him to attend the opening of the 10th Assembly session were packing their bags for a flight back to Paris tonight. Their departure had been scheduled before the walkout. Herve Alphand, France's new permanent representative who tookj remove°him as part of a plan designed to bring peace and his seat in the security council ^ measure of self . ru i e to this troubled North African Pro- Morocco Sultan Yields to Pressure, Resigns Throne RABAT, French Morocco (AP) — Sultan Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa quit his palace at dawn today and flew to Tangier. He apparently yielded to French pressure to tectorate. Negro Worker Andrew Wigfall Was Employed By Sanitation Department Andrew Wigfall. about 65, Negro city employee, died in Blytheville Hospital this morning a short time after being struck by a panel truck. Hayti Baby Killed In Own Driveway interpretation of a recent comment of mine. Statement Questioned I think or would recommend thr the President could undertake to run for a second term. "This impels me to make a full explanation of a remark that ha.- been quoted (somewhat out of cor- text). She is the first of five big car- her limping- back to port, were be- riers on the way, marking a new hind her. Ahead are weeks of era in the Navy's air power role. "shakedown" cruises, to familiar- The Forrc-stal's testing' days, in- ize the 3.500 men and officers of eluding an embarrassing' time, her crew with the .intricacies of when shi'ift bearing trouble sent handling a ship displacing about 7(3,000 tons when 'fully fueled, » I ^ j equipped and armed with a hun- Navy ends ri!cd pianes / Estimates of the Forrestal's cost have varied since the Navy announced on July J2, 1951, the award of a contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding: and Drydock Co. to construct the first supcrcairicr. $200 Million Currently, the Navy is using a figure of about two hundred million dollars. Costs of. subsequent Forrestal class ships will be less, the Navy says, estimating that the price tag for the fourth ship, the Independence, will be about $189.311,000. All the statistics of the Forrestal, like her cost, are massive. Including the "angled" portion of the flight deck, the Forrestal Ends Search For 11 Fliers MIAMI, Fla. M'I—The Navy today ended its organized search of the Caribbean Sea for a missing hurricane hunter plane and the 11 men who disappeared aboard it a week ago in hurricane Janet. Ships and planes which scoured many hundreds of square .miles oi sea south of Jamica were recalled. Hereafter only investigative flights will be imide when floating debris other objects are reported by passing ships and airplanes, the Navy reported. All results so far have been negative, searchers reported, The hurricane hunter, first ever to disappear on a storm mission, apparently was lost inside the area-of Janet's heaviest winds. The plane was last heard from at 8^33 a.m. EST Monday. It reported then that 11 was entering the wall of winds surrounding the center of hurricane Junet, the season's most vicious storm that swept has a width of 252 feet . . Horsepower totals more than 200,000 . . . Each of the four propellers is the weight of a two story building or 22 feet . . . Seven air conditioning systems providing enough to condition two Empire State buildings. . . The main flight deck Is almost a quarter of a mile long .. . The tip of the folding mast (so the ship can go under the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York Navy Yard) is 187 feet above the waterline . . . The "Island" superstructure -is the through the Caribbean and Into height of * 10-story building. Mexico, leaving a trail of about 400. As part of the "coming out" dead «nd thouwnd homelcn. par* for th« ForresUl, the Navy planned some spectacular air shows today—weather permitting. To Fly N'on-Stop Six Cougars from the carrier Shangri-la off the coast of California were to fly non-.stop. through mid-air refueling, to the East Coast, with a fly-over above the Forrestal. Another part of the show called for n fly-over by tile Navy's newest and most-boasted plane, the huge, jet-powered XP6N Seamaster. .. The Forrestal has four steam- p&wered launching catapults— twice the number of other carriers. Taken together with the angled deck design, this means that the carrier will be able to put planes into the air and land others fat- See FORRESTAL on Page S Traffic Tops Muny Docket In state cases heard this morning in Municipal Court, Paul Trevino pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence,of intoxicating liquor. He was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail. Joe Louis Thomas forfeited two bonds of ,$lfl.75 ench on .separate charges of having no 1 vehicle license and not having a driver's license. John Jenkins forfeited two bonds ol $19.75 each on separate charges of ha'vlng an Improper vehicle license and having no drivers license. V/p.Ker Johnson forfehel a S'9.'i5 bond OD a tpccdlng charge. "I would like to respond, in an--when an automobile run over him swer to many questions coming in j in his driveway of hi.- home at <04 today, concerning the possible mi.s-j S. Third in Hayti yesterday morn- ; ing. i Owen Starnes, Hayti policeman, said an inquest WPS beeun this; morning and was fxpecfpd to last • This was in response to the j into the afternoon. It is br'ntr con-! ever-recurring query as to whether: ducted by Chief Deputy Clyde Or- 1 ' ton and State Trooper Ed Kclsey in . the absence of Cormier John German. ! Burial wilJ be in Alabama. i Junior Cooper, World War II vet- | eran and son of Virgil Cooper,, is j j being questioned in connection with! i the incident. j "I indicated that I. personally.. Neighbors discovered the child in | as Paul D. White, would have no; the driveway, sreat desire to undertake such a strain as that imposed upon a President of the United States or America. "This remark could, and probably already has ben. interpreted! as meaning that I would give such advice to the President. "Far i'rom it. "If the President has a good recovery, us he seems (o be on (he way to establishing, find if he desires to continue his present rn- reer—which would be, of course, to the great benefit of this country and the world at large—I would have no objection whatsoever (o his running again. "But that remaias still for the future to decide." here only last month, will go back for consultation. Will Be Vacant , France's seat in the Assembly thus will be vacant when the Assembly resumes Monday. The move was ordered in an j overseas telephone conversation between Pinay and French Premier Edgar Faure and announced first by Faure. There was no definite information whether the order included the withdrawal of Jules Moch, French socialist leader ,and disarmament envoy now engaged in U.N. disarmament subcommittee talks here. The French delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay, stalked out of the Assembly hall last night after the 60-nation group in the 900 block on East Main, voted 28-27 with five abstentions} Wigfall, an employee of the Sanito upset the steering committee 1 tation Department, died from in- ruling to skip debate on the issue j juries suffered when he was struck of Algerian independence. f by a panel truck driven by W. ^ As a parting shot, Pinay told. ; Long of Blytheville. the Assembly France would consid-1 Long told investigation officer that er null and void any action the j Wigfall appeared to have fallen organization takes on Algeria, j into his truck while he was passing "I do not know tomorrow what j a parked garbage on which Wigfall the consequences of the vote will be on the relations between France and the United Nations," he added. Belgium's Foreign Minister Paut- | Henri Spunk warned earlier in the j Th e c jt_ r iruck was parked on the debate that if the Assembly over-i n0 rth sicje of Main Street headed turned the steering committee's! southeast. Wigfall walked around recommendation, it would push J t he truck on to Main Street as the France to "extreme positions" and!p anp j truck started to pass the make other members think twice; f j t . y truck, about staying in the U.N. Without Surprise Pinny's announcement that hi.' ;;overnmenf would ignore any As- apparently sembly decision came as liule sur-;'he panr: prise, 'it ha.s been Franco's policy in the past to boycott U.N. debate headl on colonial questions affecting her was working. He gave City Officers Fred Hodge and Quincy Richardson this account of the accident: As Long's truck neared Wigfall, th" Ni'tiro appeared to have reached for the garbage truck nnd then he fell into the path of An i •stie.ition is continuing. Sen. Aiken Soys: W. Y. Nosh Dies At Joneshoro WtefulPs head -struck the left .lit, and ft'iidrr of the paivl truck. The Neyrn was cither knnrkfd The vote came after a week of or draiieert .some 30 feet by Uie intensive behind the scenes cam-i panel truck. Long told officer* iru^ninc by the Arab-Asian na-' The panel truck driven by Long Uonk to get an airing for the ex-1 is owned by Eubanks Flooring Corn- plosive independence question. |pany. Informed sources said a .break 1 in the usually United Latin Amen-j ciin bloc helped kill France's hopes, of keeping the item ofi the agenda.' Six of the Latin American republics voted to overturn the steering committee rulinp'. V. S. Backed France Greece, who lost out. in her attempt to net the Cyprus question debated this year. also voted ngainst the colonial powers. The United States, Britain and (he smaller colonial powers lined up with France, as did n number of Latin American and European nations. When the Algerian qur-non firsi There were reports, however, that Moulay Arafa may have held out until he won a successor of his choice. A French military plane flew tha Sultan from Rabat to Tangier. Reports from the international zone city, technically a part of the Moroccan empire, said it was believed Moulay Arafa would go di- •ectly to a villa he recently purchased there. The aged Sultan left his sprawling, dusty palace grounds in & g line of official automobiles just as the sun rose over Rabat's great mosque. • Riding in the back scat of a big American car, he headed for the capital's airport at Sale, just across the Bou Regreg River from Rabat. His motorcade consisted of 12 automobiles.-. Received Honors At the airport he received the military honors due a monarch. Then the 74-year-old Sultan and his .party took off in a French military plane. None in the party disclosed their destination. The French government worked out a plan with Moroccan Nationalist leaders for Moulay Arafa to quit his throne and turn his functions over to a three-man regency council. This would be followed by granting the protectorate a measure of self-government. Moulay Arafa had stalled the program, however, by clinging to his throne, and it still was not clear whi-t conditions were provided in his departure. The semi-official French Press AiM-nry. in a declaration read over ihe Rabnt radio, said Moulay Arafa hud named his cousin, Mou- h,y Abdallah Ben Moulay Abdel Hiifid. to "take over affairs relative in the throne." The broadcast cliri not explain immediately what this involved. Hafid about 50. is a, See MOROCCO on PaRe 8 Farm Depression 'Scarecrow issue' By EI)WIX B. IIAAKINSON WASHINGTON i AP) — Sen. Aiken iK-Vti said today that "most Democrats and even a l'e\v Republicans, are trying to •ame up in the sieenn'i co.mmi- S |., m p Cl | e ,h e country into believing Iliere is a serious farm depression." hospital here today. He was 78. Nash served as sheriff from 190812. 1928-32 and 1948-52, bcinji elected each time on a "reform" pint- form. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gerald Harvey of Midland.} Tex. Funeral services will be held here tomorrow afternoon. . Frr.nce's stand that Aluen:i i- a part of nu'tropolilan Fr;mre and thus a domestic issue omt.-uii> the competence of the UN. Assembly A hisli French aoverninent spokesman said in Pans h;.st nn:ht Pinny's reaction to the Assembly vote'certainly reflected the (.(fii^l; attitude in Paris. !!•• said Premier j EcU-ar Faun- probablv would ' vcne his cabinet the situation. crow political i.-.-ue • :UM>, simply is not true." said Yf-terday's report placed the A'.ten, the senior Republican on 1 i;i>i-.i>ral level of farm prices at 85 the Sennit- Agriculture Committee: per cent of parity as of mid-Sep- :md a strong supporter of the : lember. P.'.ntv is the price said Eisenhower administration's farm, by law to be lair to the farmer in program. j term-; of his costs. While a number - . Aiken spoke in an interview !ol-|0f ',!nKiiu- lowing the Agriculture Depart- ; the /north today to study! mrnt'r i-enort .vDiiterilay that pricesi was .->! 'of farm products climbed 1 per! of Sept. ro.^e in price during onlv one — grapefruit — at parity or better ai Hope Fades for Trapped Miner ELY. Minn, l.fl—Grim iron min-i Diggers said there was virtually i wailed as rescuers ers dug steadily 1.300 feet undor-i no chance that Olinsek could still from ihe Itith love ground today, but held little Impel be alive as they tackled debris of they would find alive a fellow ! rocks and mud for trace of him. worker trapped more than 32 hours by a mine shaft cave-in. Two of three miners entobed The ordeal Marolt. married four children, through his brother: j tunneled up The 'lead pipe shoved through the pile of ore, dirt and mud gave __.____._.l cent between mid-AiiBust and micl-j September. The hiLTease reversed a four- month decline in farm prices, but .still left them about -1.5 per cent below tho^ of a year ago and some 21.4 per cent, below the February 1951 record high. However prices paid by farmers for goods and services continued a moderate decline, decreasing one third of one per con! during tbe month to place the mthiw-fourth of one per cent hclow the level of a year Weather was 'recalled 'byi them speaking contact. They knew! and the father of I help was on the way, but they j Co Pioneer Mine was Joe Olinsek j hear the pipe they were sending 43 married and the father of two i to us coming through. But when children. I thc v turned the compressed air on Two Rescued Albert Mnrolt, 41, and Toyvo Hill. 55, offered humble thanks to God and a team of rescuers when they were pulled to safety hst through the pipe we thought it was the finish. Spoke Through 1'lpe "It sounded Just like another cave-in. The hissing was all around nigiil after being trapped 24 hours jus. It was awful. In the dnrl- recedes of one of 'he' Helpless In a space 40 feet by »., in tne dart. es o om .. llnu ,', 1 . c o( w ,.,at happen?:! to their to a le m leaded by mining cap. | friend, Ollnsck, Marolt and Hill] Sec HOI'E FADES on Paje » Sunday." Knglnpcring Know How Hill and Marolt were buoyed by the voice of Johnny Muhvltch, follow minor who was involved tn :> similar accident years ago. "Thank God you're nlive," Mvih- vich toki them through the pipe. "We'll get you out. Just sit tight." I,atr;\ Hill credited the rescue deepest un ' world. Guatemala Police Kill Three Reds GUATEMALA, Guatemala Ml — Police clashed yesterday With members of a Communist underground, killing three. The communists were surprised while putting up posters in the town of Olimplca. Government officials said It was tlie second clash with communists In three days. They said orders have been isstted to police to start a systematic crackdown on red cells. SOUTHEAST AKKANSAS: Clear l« partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight, Sunday and Monday. Hl5h this afternoon upper 'HX, low tonight upper 5te to low 60s. MISSOURI: Fair northeast, partly cloudy south and west this afternoon und tonight; a little warmer extreme north this afternoon; Sunday fair north and partly cloudy south; low tonight lower 40s northeast 'to near CO southwest; high Sunday upper 60s northeast to lower 70s southwest. Muxlmum ycBterdity— It. Minimum thla morning-—5». Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Snnspt today—5:45. Mean temperature—flf Precipitation 14 Hours (7 ».n>. t» f p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jim. 1 to dKt»—41.41. This Date I.»»t Year Maximum yesterday—83. Minimum this mernlnK—72. Precipitation J»n. 1 to i

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