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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 164 BIytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News BIytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily • Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Purge of Top Peron Aides Is Reported 20 Generals Arrested By New Regime By BRUCE HENDERSON BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP} — Argentina's new government today was reported purging lop military leaders under deposed dictator Juan Peron. Arrest of some 20 generals was reported by unofficial sources close to the army. They appeared to have been picked up mainly to prevent any aid to Peron should he seek to make a comeback. There was speculation the generals would be retired ultimately, since apparently their only error in the eyes of the new governmnl was having: obeyed the orders of the previous regime and protecting it. Although there was no confirma tion from officials, other sources reported those under arrest eluded the former army commander in chief, Gen. Jose Domingo Molina, and the rest of the 14-man junta which took over the gogern- ment after Peron resigned and during its few days of rule in Buenos Aires negotiated the peace with the victorious rebels. The peace resulted in installation of MaJ. Gen. Eduardo Lonardi as provisional president. Lonardi has said he would hold elections for a new Congress as soon as the voting rolls can be prepared Put Down Rebellion Maj. Gen. Franklin Lucero also was reported under arrest. It was Lucero who rallied army forte to put down the abortive June 16 rebellion. From the Asuncion. Paraeua> private home where he is a i lost K guarded exile, Peron in a brief writfen statement to nmvsmcn indicated he still hoped to return to Argentina — and politic?. The ex-die! a tor said he would "not move a finger in political affairs, but will live a purely private life as Juan Peron." But he added significantly: "When I do (indulge in political affairs), I will return to my country." The fallen dictator emphasized his intention to stay out of the; limelight in Paraguay: j "I have come to this generous' country as a simple citizen, drawn I by its lively sympathy and my! great love for its people to live i alone my private life. This does! not permit'me to make statements! or lend myseli to any publicity.) "From now on I am only Juanj Peron, an ardent admirer of Para-j guay. I ask you to pardon me. I: do not wish to violate a rule which I have set [or myself decisively." .He relaxed here at the private home of Ricardo Gayol. an Argentine businessman living in Asuncion. The residence has a swimming pool and formal gardens. No Secret The new Argentine government made no secret of its distaste for Peron's proximity. But the fallen night. He slept from 9:30 p.m. to •>:30 a.m., when he awoke feeling ;>.ted and refreshed. "His condition continues to progress satisfactorialy without complication." After writing his vice president ast night to carry on affairs of .he National Security Council and he Cabinet, Eisenhower last night had been reported "in a cheerful nood" after a "good day." The uneasiness created by word Sunday night that the chief execu- ive didn't "feel as well as usual' evaporated after physicians found no evidence of fatigue. Dr, Paul Dudley White, Boston ieari specialist, reported "every- hing goes well" at the sickbed on he eighth floor of Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Birthdays Next Week This is the second crucial week n the aftermath of the coronary hrombosis the President, who will 65 Oct. 14, suffered Sept. 24 at the Denver home of his mother- in-law Mrs. John S. Doud. By the weekend, barring compli- Some 600 administrative tele- : cations, his doctors look forward phones may be controlled through Base Gets New Dial System A dial telephone system, in most respects just like that used in BIytheville, went into operation at BIytheville Air Force Base yesterday. But to citizens of BIytheville who want to call anyone at the base, the procedure will be to dial POplar 3-3931 which will connect them with the base switchboard. The switchboard operator will ring any office requested. An operator will be on duty at the base 24 hours, Capt. D. L. Lundstedt, base communications officer, stated. Two will work the board during the busier hours, he said. UN Looks to Menon To Relieve Tension President Refreshed After Another Good Night; Writes Nixon By ERNEST B. VACCARO DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower was reported iv tri ho fan lino "roct ar\ anrl vafvnplinrl" iff<-,»- n tmnrl today to be feeling "rested and refreshed" after a' good night's sleep. A 7 a.m. MST medical bulletin Tom the bedside said: "The President had another good complications." In a 10-rninute business conference yesterday with his chief deputy Sherman Adams, the President signed a letter to Vice President Nixon asking him to carry on the meetings of the Cabinet and security council. He also signed a memorandum See IKE on Page 12 Could Influence Asia-Arab Bloc In Colonialism Issue By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Observers at U. N, headquarters looked to India's V. K. Krishna Menon today for a move to ease tensions caused by the French boycott of the General Assembly. debate Algerian demands for in- Mc-non, Prime Minister Nehru's chief foreign affairs adviser, was listed to wind up the Assembly's policy debate. As a top leader of the Arab-Asitxn bloc, he could do much to influence fellow ami- colonialists to ease up on the Algerian issue until France cools off. Although India voted against the French in the Assembly ballot to the center, Lundstedt stated, point- hopefully to a period of convalescence which will enable Eisen- ing out that there are only 30 hower to move into a more active phones on the base at present. direction of government Some of cabling equipment is The expectation is that he will owned by the Air Force, but the be flown to his farm at Gettys . vpmninriff i 1 ? nwnpri nv Sntirnwp<;t- I i _. ,-._ ^ ... NEW PHONE SYSTEM FOR BASE — Col. Gordon Timmons, Blytheviile Air Force Base commander, is shown dialing the first number over the base's new dial system as Communications Officer Capt. D. L. Lundstedt looks on (top photo 1. In lower picture, A 2/c Jack Tanner and Mrs. Virginia Davis, chief operator of Southwestern Bell here, check out new switchboard as Captain Lundstedt and R. N. Moore, Southwesiern's local manager, look on. (Courier Xew.s Photos) ern Bell and was installed by Western Electric. Presently, the board is manned by Air Force personnel but two girls have been hired, Lundstedt said, and are due to take over around Oct. 15. The dial system is used for infra-base conversations. A crash alarm and intercommunication systems are due to be installed within the next few , months. Export Surplus, Gathings States Congressman Speaks To Members Of Burdette Group Exportation of surplus agricul- . . _„ ..._ ._ , ., ....,__ -_ 0 _-_ , ture commodities is an imperative strongman was taking his own ( ville, Term., was sentenced today to 33 years in prison for de- ' need for the United states farmer Turncoat Draws 33 Year Sentence BERLIN (AP)—Pvt. Tommy R. Woods, 24, of Rogcrs- n : : — '-•• -'- for a period of recuperation during which he will be able, to confer with administration advisers on matters requiring his early attention. And at 8:45 p.m., White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty reported the President ' had a good day" and added: No Evidence of Fatigue "There was no evidence of fatigue. The President had supper and again visited (for the third tinie during the day) with Mrs. Eisenhower. His condition continues to he satisfactory without In the Sixth Inning: Dodgers 1, Yankees 0 FIRST INNING DODGERS—Gilliam rolled out Rizzuto to Skowron. Reese filed to Cerv in center. Snider ground out Martin to Skowron. No runs, no hits, none left. YANKEES—-Rizzuto popped to Campanella. Martin popped to Gilliam. McDougald looked at a called third strike. No runs, no hits, none left. SECOND INKING DODGERS—Campanella rolled out Martin to Skowron. Furillo fouled to Skowron. Hodges walked. Hoak bounced out Martin to Skowron. No runs, no hits, one left, YANKEES—Berra flied to Snider in center. Bauer rolled out Zimmer to Hodges. Skowron hit an automatic double that bounced into left field crowd. Gerv rolled out Reese to Hodges. No runs, one hit, one left. THIRD INNING DODGERS — Rizzu'.o scooped up Zimmer's sharp grounder and threw him out. Podres bounced out to Martin. Gilliam walked on four pitches. Reese lined to Cerv. No runs, no hits, no errors, one !eft. YANKEES — Howard flied to Snider. Byrne was called out on strikes. Rizzuto walked on four pitches. Podres' first two pitches to Martin were low causing Bessent to start warming up in the Dodger bull pen. Martin punched a single to right, Rizuto stopping at second. Manager Walter Alston came out to talk to Podres. McDougald's slow grounder hit Rizzuto as he slid into third and the runner was automatically out. McDougald was credited with a single. No runs, two hits, no errors, two left. FOURTH INNING DODGERS — Snider missed third strike for Byrne's first strikeout of game. Campanella hit line drive double into left field corner for first hit off Byrne. Furillo dribbled slow bouncer to Uizzuto and was out on throw to Skowron. Campanella moved to third. Hodges singled to left field scoring Campanella from third with first run of game. Hoak grounded to third and was out McDougald to Skowron. One run, two hits, one left. YANKEES—Berra flied to left center and was credited with a double when Snider and Gilliam both stopped short and let the ball drop between them. Bauer flied to Furilio in right, Berra held second. Skowron grounded Svc SERIES on Page 12 dependence, Nehru's government has praised the Paris government for giving up the small colonies France established in India in the 17th century. Called Delegation Home Following the decision to debate the Algerian issue, France called home her representatives at the Assembly and then her permanent delegation to the U.N. The French Cabinet decided, however, to hold on to France's permanent "big power" seat on the Security Council and her place on the Disarmament Committee and subcommittee. The French had more bitter comment about the Assembly vote to take up .Algeria. Jules Moch, French delegate to the .Disarmament subcommittee, labeled the decision to debate the Algerian demands lor independence "a flagrant violation of the charter the French government, could not accept.' 1 The French contend Algeria is a domestic "matter — not a foreign holding subject to U.N. intervention — because under the French constitution it is an integral part of France rather thaji a colony or protectorate. The French charge U.N. discussion of Algeria tampers with France's territorial integrity. Moch said the only reason he wa s continuing to serve on the Disarmament subcommittee was "because the French government attaches such paramount importance to the question of disarmament," Rebuffed .4g-ain The Assembly rebuffed another colonial power last night, voting 31-18 to take up Indonesia's demands that the Netherlands give up Western New Guinea. The Dutch made no move to emulate the rench boycott but Foreign Minister J. M. H. A. Luns told reporters he regretted United States' failure to support his government on the issue. The United See U.X. on Page 12 Rain KO's N plea before passing ^e penalty, which included time about disclosing his plans. Some reports said he would go to San Bernardino, summer resort about 30 miles from Asuncion, or to Villa rrica. about 150 miles southeast of here. However, members of his en-[ tourage said Peron was very tired j and did-not plan to move for at; least a week. j There have been suggestions he; niir^ht go to Spain or Switzerland.! Except for such attention as the! armed guard of police and Tommy-j gunners beiore the Gayol mansion; attracted, Asuncion's residents ig-j nored Peron's presence. Pedestrian J traffic was barred from the street! MEMPHIS IJi — A young, un- in from of the house, but street-j marked gunman "who knew his cars operated as usual. business" robbed a wealthy Gin- Ohio, serting to Communist East Germany. A U. S. Army court-martial de- dishonorable discharge, was the liberated 25 minutes on Woods' j maximum. It is subject to review guilty The Gi/esf Robbed 0t $8,000 At cinnati. businessman In Buenos Aires. President Lonardi scored publications which. . , have been crying stories on ab °'" S8 ' OM m a plush ncar dOWn Peron's alleged love affairs. The Argentine press secretariat issuec a statement on Lonardi's order? saying: "The provisional does not look with by higher authorities. Woods did not lake the stand. When the court's law ofiicer asked him if he fully understood the implications of his pica, he replied in a clear voice: "Yes, sir." He did not appear to be shaken by the stiff sentence. He smiled and joked with spectators as he ieft the court, telling them, "Take it easy." Disappeared Last Year . "Voods disappeared from his West Berlin unit March 1, 1954, and spent 16 months in East Ger- j many. Shortly after his disappear- govern men I approval • notices and commentaries published by some organs on the private life of the ex-President. The government believes that criticism . . . should be on a high plane and constructive." Since Peron's overthrow two weeks ago, newspapers and magazines have been devoting much space to reports that the 59-year- old Peron had recently married a 19-year-old girl RS his third wife and had intimate relations with a 16-year-old girl. Arkansas Bar President Dies LITTLE ROCK tf» — Shields M. Goodwin, 56, president of the Arkansas Bar Association, died unexpectedly last night while visiting at the home of friends here. Goodwin, a native of Warren, was a member of the firm of Goodwin and Riffle of Little Rock. He was the son of the late William Shields Goodwin, who served three terms as a Congressman from Arkansas. town motel early today. Chief of Detectives M. A. Hinds idemil led the victim as Marvin A. Bobbitt. 63, who came here Oct. 1 to look into the possibility of opening a cleaning establishment. Hinds said the bandit knocked on Bobbitt's door was admitted and stuck a pistol in Bobbitt's face. The' gunman then bound Bobbitt, put adhesive tape over his mouth, cut the telephone wires and made off with $2,200 in cash, $4,100 in travelers' checks, and two diamond rings valued at SI,550. Bobbitt told officers it took him 20 minutes to get free and notify police, He said after the bandit left he heard a car drive away and the roar of the motor indicated it was a large automobile. The businessman said the gunman "knew his business." of | ance. the official East German news agency ADN said he' had a3ked for political asylum. He was returned to U.S. territory last July by Russian authorities. In addition to being charged with desertion. Woods was also accused of associating himself with East German Communist organizations which advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government, and with urging Pvt. Gerard R. Pepin, of-Auburn, Maine, in January 1954 to desert and affiliate himself with Russian authorities. Army authorities said Pepin rejected Woods' urging and has since been discharged. He was reported living in the United States. and there is a good possibility that progress can be made toward that end, E. C. (Took) Gathings, of West; Memphis, Representative of the First Congressional District, told the Burdette Agriculture Club last night. Gathings. who has been on an extensive visit in Mississippi County during the past several days, spoke to members of club and their guests following a dinner meeting at Burdette High School. Discussing his recent trip to Europe and his efforts there to determine what can be done by the government to facilitate sale of surplus commodities abroad and ease domestic market conditions, Gathings pointed out that the European nations Won't buy from us because they can't sell their goods in the U - S - SAN FRANCISCO W — The San Must Buy More [ Francisco County grand jury has "I think some way should bp i indicted Betty Jean Benedicto. found to let their goods come in! hefty Stockton blonde, for t he here over that (tariff) wall, and *u the same time let them get the money needed to buy our godos," he said. He said the attitude all over Europe is, "When are you going 'o j buy more of our products?" ( "It's the same story all over Europe," Gathings said. None of the nations over there want to lose Rain again dealt the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest a lethal blow today, washing out the event for the second time in less than a week. P. D. Foster, Jaycee general chairman for the contest, announced today the contest has again been postponed and will be held Friday or Monday, depending on the weather. There was a strong possibility that the contest could not be held Friday with continued cool and rainy weather forecast for tomorrow and Thursday, with clearing weather due sometime Thursday. Plans for entertainment during the contest day remained the same as originally scheduled. Contest sponsors pointed out that within their memory this is the first time the event has been postponed twice due to rain. Woman Indicted For Kidnap Of Marcus Child 3 New Polio Cases Reported LITTLE ROCK W ~ The state Health Department said yesterday throe new polio cases reported in Arkansas last week boosted the years' total to 15!) cases, compared felony kidnaping of 2-day-old Rob- i to 285 reported by the correspond- ert Marcus from Ml. Zion Hospital ' last Sept. 19. Conviction carries a possible penalty of 1 to 25 years. Local Men, One Firm in U S Court Two BIytheville men and one BIytheville firm appeared in Federal Court in Jonesboro yesterday. Only one, Edwin Calvin Stiles, 28, was sentenced, however. - - — • •* Stilos, pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzling money from Farmers Bank and Trust Co. here. n Elected At Luxora LUXORA — Roy L. Vaughn last I a »d -J 1 ' 1 ^ ^ ! p 54 night was named president of Luxora's Com m u.n i t y Development Council which had its second meet- | Charges stated Stiles took $5.1)00 from the bank between May 12. 1954 I Other officers elected were Mrs Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble sentenced Stiles to five years. Douglas Mcllwain of here entered a plea of not guilty to charges of j producing eight stalks of marijuana C D. Smith, vice president, nnd Le- i Mrs. Benedicto did not appear be- iiiR week a year aco. New case? occurred in Ashley, Benton and Columbia counties, the department, said. without having paid special taxes. _, , i He will be tried during ihe regular Brou-nlee, secretary-treasurer. ! tmn Qf ^^ Cffllrt Qn ^ First Committee appointments were! Monday after Thanksgiving, made at the session and action on j Blytheville Soybean Corporation various projects is anticipated in the < pleaded not cu'ilty to charges of near future. I violating federal agricultural laws. Represented last night were the; it's case ,too. is to be heard dur- PTA, Rotary Club, public schools, i m g the November term of court. churches and the home riemonstra- | . tion club. ] Seeks Citizenship NEW YORK tf»-BuddhIst leader Denpa Rabache Tagsier, 32-year- old brother of the Dnlnl Lama of Tibet, has arrived here to seek American citizenship. He fled Communist-controlled Tibet to India in 1950. Dulles Warns of Mid-East Arms fore the grand jury yesterday. She is still under observation in the psychiatric ward of San Francisco Hospital. their already small dollar balances. I She was taken to the hospital two But, Gathings said, since re-writ- day . s «Bo after she swallowed sev- b -•---• - era! small wire clips pried from her cot in a city jail eel!. She was arrested after turning the kidnaped baby over to a Catholic priest Sept. 27. The baby was unharmed. Hoxie Board Named in Suit Weather ing this year of Public Law 4RO, the See PERON' on Page 12 WASHINGTON </P)—Secretary of State Dulles said today he has told Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov that Communist bloc arms deliveries to the Middle East "would not contribute to relaxing tensions" in the world. Dulles said that when he was recently at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York he discussed the Middle East problem twice with Molotov. He said ho spoke to Molotov to . lhe effect that "from the standpoint of U. S. relations with the Soviet Union, such delivery of nrms would not contribute to relaxing tensions." Red Czechoslovakia has contracted to sell military equipment to Egypt in return for cotton, rice and other Egyptian product, 1 *. Dulles told his news conference today that he thought Egypt and Czechoslovakia had not yet completed details of the deal. He said he does not know how much or what types of equipment nre involved. Therefore, he said, he docs not yt't know what the effect would ho in starting a Middle K«.st arms race. Get US Gram NEW DELHI Ml — The Indian government announced today its acceptance of 20,000 tons of r;r;nn from the United States for free dis- : tributlon to flood sufferers. j WAI,NUT RIDGE, Ark. l.fl—The ! fight by pro-segregation forces ' against the school board order 1 which integrated Negroes and whites in classrooms at. nearby HOXIP. reached Chancery Court here yesterday. But the suit, filed by Amis Guth- ndgp — Little Rock attorney had While America leader, did not mention the specific issue of inleeration. The suit charged "illegal purchases nnd snles" and "Illegal" hiring of relatives of members of ihe Hoxie School Board and asked the court to enjoin "all five directors" from serving on the board. Ignored Petition The school board, which had In- Envoy Named BARCELONA, spnin OP — The- Spanish Cabinet today named Kdn-i vilcd n court fight. Integrated ardo Proper de Callejon, consul [ nljont 2fi Negroes with a .student Rfinernl in Washington, to be am- horiy of some 1,000. Although bassa4or to Canada, I classes were recessed two weeks \oitTHKAST ARKANSAS— Con- rab]o cloudiness and mild this early to allow rural pupils to work at home during the harvest, sea-. sic j son, the board announced it would a f le rnoo:i, tonight and Wednesday. not rescind its order when school | H iqh this afternoon mid to high reopens .this month. ! 80s; ]mv tonight in the 60s. Last week, the board ignored a. MISSOURI — Cloudy with rain petition signed by some 50 dis-l an d drizzle this nftcrnpon and to- trict school patron for an enier-j ; Wednesday partly cloudy ex- gency meeting to reconsider in-; trenio south, mostly cloudy with tegration. Guthridge. who present-! scattered showers or thunderstorms ed the petition, promised when the i elsewhere; little temperature board failed to meet he would take! change; low tonight near 65 north court action. to upper 60s extreme south; high The suit filed in Chancery Court ,Wednesday near 70 north to 80 yesterday asked: j south. 1. That the board be ordered to) Maximum yehtrrday—85. "meet at once with school j Minimum tins moming~6S. patrons.'' Wants Refund 2. That [he court order B. B. . Vance & Sons, a lumber and build- Inp ninteritils company, mid Howard Vance (o repay $952.43 to I he Hoxir school district on the Sec IIOMK on Page n round tomorrow— 5:58. Sunsfit today — 5 --10. Mi;nn teniporftture— 75. Precipitation 24 hours (7 ».m. to T . Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 41.41. This Datr Ust Year Maximum yi\strrdfty- !'3. Minimum tills inornlns-70. Prcclpllritlon Jan. 1 to d»l«— B9.71.

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