The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 13, 1954
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Gen. Van Fleet Says U.S. Faces Possible Catastrophe in Asia WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. James A. Van Fleet says the United States has failed to capitalize on free world strength in the Far East and faces the strong possibility of a catastrophe in Asia. Commodity And Stock Markets— \ New York Cotton (12:30 quotations) Open High Low Close Oct 3444 3449 3440 3443 Dec 3477 3484 3474 3477 Mch. 3516 3522 3511 3512 May 3535 3543 3532 3535 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 3441 3449 3440 3445 Dec 3480 3486 3476 3480 Mch 3517 3519 3514 3514 May '. 3539 3542 3535 3538 Chicago Soybeans Sept Nov Jan Mch Chicago Wheat Sept ... 217y B 217y 8 Dec ... 22iy 4 221% 219% Chicago Corn Sept ... 165 165 Dec ... 155% 156y 4 163'/ 8 154% 1543/4 New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) A T and T 170 1-2 Amer Tobacco 61 Anaconda Copper 41 1-4 Beth Steel 78 3-8 Chrysler . 64 7-8 Coca-Cola\ 114 3-8 Gen Electric 43 Gen Motors 81 1-2 Montgomery Ward 72 1-2 N Y Central 207-8 Int Harvester 32 1-2 Republic Steel 64 7-8 Radio 32 7-8 Socony Vacuum 481-4 Studebaker 17 Standard of N J 95 3-4 Texas Corp 74 5-8 Sears 70 U S Steel 54 3-4 Sou Pac 46 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 1.11. tf)— (USDA)—Hogs 10,500; active; choice 200-260 Ib. 21.00-25; with 21.00 most freely paid price; load choice No. 1 and 2 21.35; part load around 270 Ib 20.75; 180-190 Ib, 20.50-75; few 21.00; 150-170 Ib. 19.2520.50; 120-140 Ib. 17.75-19.00; sows 400 Ib. down 18.00-19.50; few 19.75; heavier sows 15.50-17.50; boars 11.00-16.50. Cattle 9,000; calves 2.500; choice kinds above 1,100 Ib. average and some average and high choice yearlings finding good demand at steady prices; a few sales good and choice about steady at 20.0024.00; average and high choice lots 24.00-25.50; heifers and mixed yearlings in liberal supply, some good an choice 21.00-24.00; about steady cows opening steady; few utility »nf commcercial 9.00-12.00; canners anf cutters 6.00-9.00; bulls unchanged; utility an commerc- cial 12.00-13.50; canner and cutter bulls 8.00-11.50; vealers opening steady; slaughter calves in liberal supply finding little demand; few high choice and prime vealers 21.00-22.00; good and choice 16.0020.00; commercial and good 12.0016.00. WRECK Continued from Pag* 1 told officers that his truck ran off the road onto the shoulder after passing over the bridge. Buchanan said he tried to whip the truck back onto the pavement, but the truck jack-knifed and careened to the left side of the road and plunged down a 10-foot embankment. The truck turned over but stopped upright. The kingdom of Tonga is north of New Zealand, near Fiji and Samoa. "Our real strength in the Far East rests in Korea, Formosa, the Philippines and Japan," Van Fleet said in a copywrighted article in the magazine U. S. News and World Report. "Southeast Asia has little to offer in either military or moral strength. "But in the eastern area of strength, we have 1. prevented Japan from rearming, 2 isolated the government of the Republic of China and 3. immobilized our power in Korea by an armistice. "So, now Red China with complete immunity in the north and east, is free to 1. consolidate within, 2. move south against weakness and 3. talk tough at any and all conferences." Kept Secret Van Fleet, former commander of the 8th Army in Korea, said he wrote the article a year ago but did not make it public. Now, on his return from a presidential mission to Korea, he said, it "is just as timely as when written." 'Denouncing the armistice in Korea as one of political expediency. Van Fleet said the loss of Korea and Indochina to the Communists would mean that they would "irresistibly overflow" Japan, Formosa, Thailand, Burma and the Philippines "probably without firing a mortar," and he added: "Once the free world-is shut off from these priceless raw materials . . . what hope remains for the Middle East, for Africa or for Europe or for us: As a soldier I can only admire the brilliant simplicity of their battle chart." Van Fleet termed the Korean armistice a profound mistake which "the American people . . .should greet . . . with a sense of shame." "For an armistice is indicated only when a political settlement is in sight," he continued. "And clearly, to me at least, we had no basis for the Kremlin's major plans remained, unchanged. . . Ignored Lessons "In our obligations to our United Nations Allies, I see nothing which compelled us to surrender to the Communist Chinese the initiative in the war. An'd with these distant U. N. political committees in command of our battle lines, we had to put aside all the great lessons we had learned from American military history ... "Our superb fighting men plus the equally superb divisions of the Korean Republic might-' have engaged and destroyed the enemy. Instead they became pawns of that diplomatic caucus." Van Fleet said he does not believe the Russians would have come to the aid of the Chinese Reds had the U. N. war effort been extended to bomb Chinese bases. "During the next two or three years." he said, "it is inconceivable that they will risk major war while they still lack the atom bomb stockpile and those intercontinental bombers necessary to knock us out. . . . "But if we still have time. I don't say that time is on our side . . . "We have been solely preoccupied with preparing for that full- scale, global war which may never come, and have been blind to the tepid wars which the Kremlin is winning, and which now threatens to outflank the free world. "If this trend of the last eight years continues, we would lose World War HE long before it begins." KILLING Continued from Page 1 for questioning. When confronted with the evidence of the blood-stained car, clothes and Taylor's identification papers, Hickman told officers where he had left the body and where he had thrown the .32 caliber automatic pistol used to beat Taylor. The pistol was thrown into weeds near the abandoned car as he walked from Highway 18 to the Cotton Belt Railroad track, which he followed into Blytheville. Arriving at the boarding house around 3 a.m., he went to the room occupied by Wise and went to bed. Mr. Wise said Hickman borrowed a pair of pants from him and took a shirt without his knowledge. Receiving word that officers were unable to locate the body, Lawrence County officers took Hickman back to Hoxie where he pointed put the route he took Saturday, night down Highway 67. He led them to a dirt road on the Baker \ farm where the body lay under an oak tree in the edge of a bean field. The officers were shown where he dragged Taylor from the car and left him about 25 feet from the dirt road. Location of the body showed that dead when left and had crawled it was possible Taylor was not five to ten feet back toward the road, W. C. Bryan, Lawrence County coroner said. The Baker farm is located in the edge of Jackson County about a, mile south of the town of Alicia. Guardsmen Called Out National Guard members were called out to help direct traffic and hold back more than 200 interested bystanders from the scene of investigation. It is not known how Taylor and Hickman met Saturday night, although people in Walnut Ridge who knew Taylor said that he seldom got out of town with" his car. and" was in the habit of parking in South Hoxie near the intersection on Highway 63 and 67 to watch the traffic. Hickman is the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hickman of jittle Rock, where they moved after leaving Blytheville about seven years ago. His parents in Little Rock report- id his being absent without leave rom the Navy base at Treasure Island, Calif., about four weeks. Taylor, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Taylor of Clarksville, Ark., had taught science courses at Walnut Ridge, nine years. He also was superintendent of transportation for the school. He was a graduate of the College of the Ozarks at Clarksville. I i . \~» *>.# ;.-.>;:{$ u:: -Hp? t' **'** •«l^ *^ s . FLY-IN RESTAURANT—With food on his finger tip, Randy Page feeds "Little Wee." a young robin in his Mission, Kan., home. The bird has been getting his meals in this way for about six weeks. Every night he flies off, but returns in the morning to chirp until he's fed. WHITE Promoted Franklin Hunt, former Blytheville resident now of Waltham, Mass., has been promoted from salesman to assistant buyer of the children's shoe department of Grover Cronin, Inc., the firm has announced. Read Courier News Classified Ads. (Continued from Page 1) rich Wilhelm Luebke, wifose forces have run the state since 1950 in partnership with the Refugee party, said today he would also invite the Free Democrats to join in a new government unfse his commanf. The Free Democrats already are Adenauer's partners inn the national coalition government. Luebke blamed the CDU's loss, of strength on uhe French National Assemblys' rejection two weeks ago of the European Army treaty, in which Adenauer had promised would restore West Germany's sovereignty, and rearm it as a partner in Western defense. Until the final seat distribution wa5 announced, Socialist spokesmen indicated they had hoped to form their own coalition government inn Schleswig-Holstein. Rev. William Mitchell Rev. William Mitchell, 85, died suddenly while delivering his afternoon service at New Bethel Baptist Church yesterday. He was founder and pastor of the church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives. Caston charge. Funeral Home is In Free Book on Arthritis And Rheumatism How to Avoid Crippling Deformities An amazing newly enlarged 44- page book entitled "Rheumatism" will be sent free to anyone who will write for it. It reveals why drugs and medicines give only temporary relief and fail to remove .the causes of ;he trouble; explains a specialized non-surgical, non-medical treatment which has proven successful for the past 35 years. You incur no obligation in send- ng for this instructive book. It may be the means of saving you years of untold misery. Write today to The Ball Clinic, Dept 4204, Excelsior Springs, Missouri. $$$ SAVE $$$ SEE ALVIN Before you buy new furniture—Before you buy used furniture—Before you sell your used furniture for cash —For liberal allowance on trade-ins . . You Will Be Glad You Did ! ! ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Main St. Blytheville, Ark. Phone POplar 2*2302 HOT DCG/ DELICIOUSLY SEASONED WITH OUR CHILI AND CHOPPED ONIONS TAKE HOME SACK—6 FOR $1 DRIVE IN HOPE...At Last Looking around in the first AA meeing I found clean- shaven men — all well dressed* talking and laughing— they seemed to be doing the thing I really wanted to be doing. They were all sober; that looked a little odd too, for I knew a lot of the fellows there: some lawyers, a doctor, several cotton men, two line men, one insurance man, a railroadman and others- They just could not be sober. After looking around, I found some of these boys had not had a drink in 3 or 4 years. That I just could not believe for I had drunk with them and they just did not go that long without getting "oiled up-" But they had really been sober for that long. I sat through that meeting. Listening to several talk about their drinking problem. I still said I could quit any time I wanted to; so I quit on my own—but was drunk in two weeks. I returned to the AA meeting after my spree, and this time I listened a little more... I stayed sober 3 months.. Boy I knew I could do it! Still on my own terms I attended another AA meeting and stayed sober 6 months attending regularly the weekly meetings. I soon found a close fellowship in those meetings—I found men that understood me, they could talk to me about alcohol and I did not resent them doing so because they only talked about themselves. I did a lot of thinking—my mind had begun to clear up and I started to find out what made me drink. I found out too much—1 got drunk again- It was more than I could understand; so back to the bottle again. Attending meetings regularly I continued to grow into the program of Aloholic Anonymous, and after 5.. years of continued growth, I finally accepted the second step in our program; "Come to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore our sanity.'* That was 28 months ago. NEXT WEEK: "THE PAST 28 MONTHS" (acceptance) ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyone Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8 : 00 p. m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. (Continued from Page 1) reported to have about the situation rests in the fact that air bases satisfactory for the use of American jets are available on the big island of Formosa. The 90-mile stretch of Formosa Strait represents, from the jet pilot's point of view, an entirely satisfactory zone for climbing to combat altitude during the. comparatively.short run to the area of Quemoy. No American planes are now based on Formosa, but they can be flown there in quick time from big U.S. air concentrations on Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Secretary of the Air Force Talbott commented yesterday the United States has the capacity to defend Formosa with air power available "not on Formosa, but Formosa is not far from our bastion on Okinawa." Talbott, appearing on an NBC television program, said also he doubts that the Chinese Nationalists will have the power to defend Quemoy If the Chinese Reds use all the airpower they have. (Continued from Page 1) often worked closely with the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, which kept itself abreast of his work. He was bom in Oeceola on May 1. 1898, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Rotary Club, St. Francis Levee Board, Agricultural Council of Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Masons and Shriners. Headed Gin He was president of Fanners Co- Qp Gin at Osceola. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jayne Conway White; two sons, John Binford White and M. Boyd White, both of Osceola; two daughters, Miss Lllewellyn White of Osceola and Mrs John Oscar Connell, Clarksdale, Miss.; one brother, Jap White of Osceola; one sister, Mrs. George C. Snyder of Charlotte, N. C., and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will include Charles Lowrance, Stanley Carpenter, D. Fred Taylor, Tal Tongate, Jim Pittman, Ben F. Butler, J. A. Leech and William Huxable. Honorary pallbearers will include Jesse Wooten, J. P. Norfleet, Vance Norfieet, Henry Hicks, Gerald Deering and Dr. Mallory Harwell, all of Memphis; Ellis Woolfolk, Tunica, Miss., J. H. Grain, Wilson; J. Luther Snyder, Charlotte, N. C.; Charles Rose, Roseland; Owen H. Mitchell, St. Louis; Stewart Yantis, Chicago; Rufus Branch, Pecan Point; Jim Tom Smith, Clarendon: Frank King and Frank King, Jr., Germantown, Term.; Dean Lippert Ellis and Sen. J. W. Fulbright, Fay- etteviUe; Fred Peters, Miami, Fla.; ( Barney Garrison, Gaston N. C; Harold Ohlendorf, Jimmy Farris, Jack Wilson, Guy Butler, Guy Driver, Hale Jackson, L. C. B. Young, Charles Coleman, Ralph Woodruff, Dr. L. D. Massey, Dr. W. J. Sheddan, Dr. Don H. Blodgett, David Laney, Joe Cromer, Richard Cromer, Arthur Bowen, Balis Segraves, John Whitworth, Vance Cartwright, J. B. Strickling, C. B. Wood, Faber White, Henry Patterson, Guy Bryant, H. M. Alexander, Chester Danehower, T. P. Florida: R. C. Bryan: A. J. Florida, G. T .Florida, H. E. Phillips, Everett Burns, Lloyd Godley, Bob Morrow, Herbert Shippen, Louis Lapides, O. E. Massengill, Dan Reid, and E. H. Riley, all of Osceola, and members of Osceola's Rotary Club; Jesse Taylor, Harman Taylor, E. M. Regenold, H. C. Bush, H. H. Houchins, Russell Phillips, E. B. Gee, J. Louis Cherry, B. A. Lynch, C. W. Afflick, Harry W. Haines,. A. G. Little, Bernard Gooch, all of Blytheville. Five Trucking Firms Forfeit Traffic Bonds Five trucking firms forfeited bonds of $125 each in Municipal Court this morning on charges of violation of state trucking laws. Ryals Transfer Co. was charged with hauling for hire without a j permit with improper lease; Central and Southern Co., was charged with no identification on truck; Cincinnati Corrugated Container Co., was charged with nauling for hire without a permit; Leonard Brothers Transfer and Storage Co., was charged with hauling without a permit and L. D. Schriber and Co., was charged with improper lease. In other action, Edward Jarrett and William Rice each fined $100 and costs and sentenced to a day in jail on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and John Horrison forfeited a bond of $120.75 on a similar charge. Hershell Brimhall forfeited a bond of $19.75 on a charge of operating a taxi without a chauffer's license and John Shanks forfeited a bond of $19.75 on a charge of speeding. Postmasters Hold Seminar at Wilson WILSON — Mrs. Alma Hamden, Wilson postmaster and president | of the Northeast Arkansas region j of the Arkansas Association of i Postmasters, presided at a seminar of Northeast Arkansas postmasters held here Friday. State postal officials attending included W. R. Sanders of Little Rock, district manager of regional operations, and R. H. Ogden, assistant manager. State association officers, present included Harold Jenks of Piggott, president, and Joe Hornberger of Manila, secretary. Clean and peel fruits and vegetables on paper for easy disposal of the peelings. No mess to clean from the sink. IKE Continued from Page 1 is the military member of the council an he was on hand for yesterday's meeting — the first ever held outside Washington. ' But what he recommended with respect to Quemoy — and what the council decided — remained a deep secret when the members headed back to Washington by plane last night. The U.S. 7th Fleet is under longstanding orders to protect For- osa, the islan bastion of the Chinese Nationalists, from any assault by the Chinese Reds. The big unanswered question has been — and still is—whether those orders also call for defense of Quemoy, which has been under shellfire attack from the Red mainland. Dulles, who flew here from th». Far East yesterday, repeatedly declined to say categorically just what orders the 7th Fleet may; have received, or will receive, in connection with Quemoy. "That obviously would not be ia the national interest," the secretary declared. He did add: "I think that the question of the defense of Quemoy is primarily a matter related to the defense of Formosa, and it is being considered and studied in that light." His assertion that American military might can turn back any Red Chinese assault on Formosa came in response to a question as to whether the United States has any plan for retaking Formosa if it should fall to the Communists. He termed the possibility of such a development "so totally and utterly remote" that he doubts such a plan exists. Then Dulles went on to say: "I am convinced, in the light of all I know, that it is not possible for the Chinese Communists, under any circumstances, to take Formosa as'against such, opposition, at ve-would interpose." DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Swearengen owner of ELECTRONIC LAB, 111 W. Walnut Street? . . Who else is employed there? The more folks with whom yon "yet acquainted "—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BT THEIB NAMES" i* mort important "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" , . . will feature PEOPLE, thoM friends of jours at our places of business who serr* jour daUj needt! I ! . Box 281 — OSCEOLA, Arkaniat Meets Thursdays — 8 P.M. Room 204, Over City Hall Phontt 933 or 889W WATCH For the Announcement of an Unprecedented, Price Slashing Sale of Men's Fall Suits To Be Announced at an Early Date in the Courier News MEAD'S 111 MAIM STRUT ,^n^9w &QFtGnly999l> fr rr9&9fr C'WrPWHP

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