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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 6, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI—NO. 166 BlytheviHe Courier Blytheville Daily Ne« Blytbeville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHBA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS In Spite of Violence; Riot-Beset Foundry To Remain Open By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW-CASTLE, Ind. (AP)—The Perfect Circle Co. said in a public meeting today it has no intention of keeping its riot-beset foundry here closed. _ . » "We are just not in a position President's Staff Talks Hopefully Of the Future Another Cheering Report on Ike's Condition Issued By ERNEST VACCARO DENVER f/R—Another cheering bulletin came from President Eisenhower's bedside today. He had 8"/ 2 hours of sound and refreshing sleep. The President's recovery from his heart attack progressed to the point that his staff began to talk hopefully of the future. The 7 a.m. Denver time medical bulletin said: "The President had another good night. He slept soundly and almost continuously for a'/i hours, from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. "He awoke feeling refreshed and , to close that plant," Company attorney Clyde Hoffman told Mayor Paul P. McCormack at an emergency conference between Perfect pircle and representatives of the ClO-United Auto Workers. The union retorted immediately that it could not guarantee agalnsl a repetition of yesterday's rioting if the plant reopens. Eight persons were shot yesterday as 5,000 union sympathizers advanced on 100 non strikers barricaded in the three-story red brick foundry. Mayor McCormack opened the first union-management meeting in more than a month with a quotation from the Bible. The robust, bald-headed chief executive of this city of 18,000 people read from 1st Romans, 2nd Chapter, which begins: "Therefore you have no excuse, oh man, whoever you are, whe'n you judge another ..." .The plant was closed today and tightly ringled by national guardsmen who were sent in after midnight by Gov. George N. Craig- Mayor McCormack presided at the conference. In urging an immediate truce in the bitter strike. McCormack called this "the darkest day New Castle hns had since 1917 when we relaxed. The President's condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." The private opinion, which no one would put into words for quotation, was that the crisis hns passed, and that the President soon will be Inking a firmer hold on administration policy. Comiilete Examination Saturday A complete examination is scheduled this weekend when Dr Paul Dudley While returns to Denver. He will join the staff of presidential physicians lor ft thoroughgoing check at Fitzsimons Army Hospital. White, the noted Boston heart specialist, will fly. here Saturday with Sherman Adams,, assistant to the president and his chief administrative deputy. Adams flev, for meetings of the National Security Council and the Cabinet. The President, who will be 65 on Oct. 14, is doing so well that Adams no longer hestitales to present him documents requiring signature. Eisenhower signed four such papers yesterday and Sec IKE on Page 2 had a tornado here." That, he added, was the last time the state militia had been sent Into this eastern Indiana town of 18,000 persons. Streets Barricaded Six hundred National Guardsmen with rifles and walkie-talkies barricaded the streets around the struck foundry today. Two halftracks with weapons aboard were nt the plant entrance. Two tanks were in reserve at the New Castle Arniory. With the plant closed, the union 'made no attempt to post pickets. The guard was sent in after the mayor proclaimed a state of limited emergency. The shooting broke out yesterday as demonstrators gathered from throughout Indiana, marched on the little plant, which normally employes only 260. The union said the nonstrikers fired first. The strike over wages and a union shop began July 25. Tension and disorder has mounted steadily since. The dismissal of 35 pickets Tuesday apparently touched See RIOT on Page 2 Karamanlis Picked As Greece's Premier ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Constantine Karamanlis, popular and dapper Cabinet colleague of the late Premier Marshal Alexander Papagos, moved quickly today to form a new Greek government. King Paul picked Maramanlls to* ' take over the government reins. The nation, meanwhile, mourned the passing of Papagos, who died Tuesday night after a prolonged gastric ailment contracted in a Nazi concentration camp. Sorrowing- Greeks filed through Athens Cathedral to pay their last re-j spects. Aeeping women knelt to kiss the bier. Built Koads Karamanlis, 46, tall and handsome, is considered one of the best dressed men in Greek politics. Under Papagos he was com- municalions and public works minister. He became one of the most popular men in the country because of a sweeping road-building program. His selection last night was a surprise, since one of Papagos' last acts was to name Stophan Stephanopoulos, foreign minister and deputy premier, as acting premier. The son of a poor tobacco farmer. Karamanlis studied law at Athens University. He has served in Parliament since 1932, except for the period of John Metaxas' dictatorship and wartime occupation. New Dodge For Showing Dodge ushers In push-button driving with its 1956 models which go on display at 61 Motor Co. here tomorrow. There is no kind of gear shift or drive control lever in the new Dodge system, which hns only a series of btittoni for a genr selector. Dodge also has, as optional equipment, a record player which plays through the car radio. In Its IKHJ lines, Dodge has carried Its forwnrrt look to even bolder, more dramatic tornu, < S. T. Jennlnti ARK-MO EXECUTIVE — S. T. Jennings has assumed manager- ship of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's Blythevllle-A District. Rapid growth of the utility has made it necessary to split the Blytheville district into two units. Veteran District Manager J. V. Dates will head the B district which headquarters here and Includes nearby outlying towns. Planning Group Meets Tonight Blythevllle's City Planning Com. mission will convene tonight to hear William S. Bonner of the University of Arknasas Planning Division, Commission Chairman John McHaney announced today. Prime Items of business, McHa< ney said, will be major .street plan nlng and coning, plus consideration of the proposed contract between the city and the University ot Arkansas for planning work which will be done under « Joint federal city sponsorship. CARUTHERSVILLE FAIR OPENS — Joyce Atwill, queen of Carut'.;2rsville's American Legion Fair, cuts the ribbon to open the five-day event. Also pictured are (from the left) James T. Ahern, fair president; Senator W. Stuart Symington, prin- cipal speaker; Miss Atwill; Dennis Cain, Caruthersville Legion Post commander; Congressman Paul Jones of Kennett and J. R. Hutchison of Caruthersville. Caruthersville Fair Opens for Its Annaul Five-Day Run of Fun By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — The 22nd annual five-state family party started as pretty Joyce Atwill, of Portageville, queen of the fair, snipped the ribbon yesterday afternoon to open the gates wide on this year's five-day Pemiscot County American Legion Fair at the fairgrounds here. * * * Symington Points To Farm Trouble Asia-Arab Bloc to Fight Algeria Debate By-Pass By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)— Leaders of the Arab-Asian group in the United Nations, whose campaign to bring the Algerian case before the U. N. Assembly sent France walking out of the Assembly, made known today they will fight any move to bypass debate on the issue. Ahmad el Shukairy, head of the Syrian delegation, told a reporter he was aware behind-scenes plans were in the making to avoid debate on Agleria at this session in the hope this would persuade Prance to return to the 60-nation body. Vital Question "We certainly will oppose any such move if it comes out into the open," Shukairy declared. 'Algeria is a vital question that must be considered hilly." The Assembly's Political Committee, which is to take up Algeria first, postponed setting a date for the opening of the debate on the explosive issue. At its opening meeting yesterday, the committee decided to lead off its debate with the atoms-for-peace program and to avoid at this stage scheduling the other Hems assigned it for debate. Israel was reported working on a plan to sidetrack debate on Algeria and ask the World Court to rule whether the U.N. is competent to deal with the issue. It was considered doubtful, however, that such a move could get sufficient support. The French government Insists Algeria is an integral part at metropolitan France, rather than a colony or protectorate, and therefore outside the competence) of the U.N. Assembly. The Asian-Arab bloc contends It is the Assembly's duty to discuss Algeria under the principles of the U.N. Charter in -favor of freedom and liberty. It was the general feeling that the next three or four weeks of Political Committee debate would be taken up with atomic energy and the related issue ct atomic radiation. But Offers Only Two-Pricing As Solution By MAX STRUM CARDTHEHSVILLE— In an "off the cuff" talk made at a dinner at the American Legion Pair here last night. U. S. Senator Stuart Symington, lashed out at the farm program, administration by Secretary of Agriculture Benson, declaring that a workable plan for upholding the income of the farmers and the disposition of agriculture surpluses is yet to be found. He said, "I do not^believe Secretary Benson has represented i riculture." Declaring that other Industries are continuing to prosper under the nation's booming economy while farm income is declining, he warned that 'the whole economy of the nation cannot' be sound unless all segments are sound." The dinner, at which Symington was a guest of honor, wns held in the Legion Memorial building on the fairgrounds a short time after the Senator and Miss Joyce Atwill of Portngeville, Mo., queen of the fair, hnd cut a ribbon across one of the fair's entrances to officially open the event for its 22nd annual run. The dinner was attended by some 57 farm, businessmen and political leaders of the arcn. Talks on Cotton Symington talked more on the cotton program than on the federal agricultural program as a whole He said that over the years the cost of the cotton price support program alone figured out at one cent per year for each citizen of the country. He said the total cost of all farm price support programs runs around 35 cents per year per citizen. He added that the government has dumped more money into Indo China at no benefit to the United States than it hns spent in 20 years on the farm price support program. He went on to explain that other industries in the nation ask for federal aids In the form of wage- hour laws, and other devices to protect their income, so agriculture has a right to ask for protection too. He pointed out that "too many" people in the cities and non-agricultural areas "do not understand that there Is a farm problem." He declared that "we have given away over $92 billion to foreign nations, so that they could have American dollars to buy American goods, but it doesn't work out that way." He said often U. S. dollars are used by foreign nations to support their Internal economy and to buy from other nations where the prices are lower. Two-Price Plan Describlnc a White House con- fee SYMINGTON M F«f« J While midway rides and carnival sideshows were busy there was speculation as to whether United States Senitor Stuart Symington, a Democrat from Missouri, would be a candidate for the presidency. Notice? ble was the absence ol bingo. Prosecuting Attorney James (Tick) Vickrey said yesterday afternoon that bingo was a lottery prohibited by law. He said that Sunset Amusement Co. of Excelsior Springs, Mo., was notified three weeks ago not to set up bingo tables here because of the law. No Bingo Vickrey, who -is a member of the American Legion, said that more than a dozen local civic and church groups weren't allowed to have bingo throughout the past nine months because of the law. Senator Symington repeated statements similar to prior ones made elsewhere since widespread publicity in Missouri recently about the possibility of the state's junior senator running for the high office. Symington told the Courier News, "I am not interested and I am not available." During his speech in front of the grandstand before the free show. Symington made a short talk in which he said "congratulations on your fair ... I look forward to it every year." To Memphis A select group attended a special dinner for Symington between the 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting and 7:30 .speech. Symington left this morning for Memphis. A four-day racing program, in which $2,625 will be divided in prizes, began this afternoon and will continue through Sunday. Portions of the free grandstand show are presented between races with the full show produced each evening, except Sunday. Miss AMU, "Miss American Legion Pair," will be crowned by Missouri Attorney General John M. Dnlton of Kennett during a beamy pageant to begin at 1 tonight. Other queen contestants will participate in the event. Miss Atwill will receive a $100 check from the American Legion and Harper's' Jewelry of Caruthersville will present her with a Rift. See CARUTHERSVILLE on Page 2 Morocco Fighting Continues; Some Rebel Units Surrender By CARL HARTMAN RABAT, French Morocco (AP) — White flags went up today over small villages in ths mid-Atlas Mountains and along the Spanish Moroccan frontier, indicating that some rebel tribesmen are ready to call it quits. French officers on the spot were not optimistic that all trouble was ending. Fighting still continued at Ti2i Ouzli, in eastern French Morocco near the frontier of the Spanish zone^ J. P. Pride Rites Friday For Joe Pride Engineer, 76, Dies . In Kennedy Hospital After Long Illness Sen-ices will be conducted Friday morning for Joseph Peebles Pride, widely known veteran engineer, who died Wednesday aftrnoon at Kennedy Hospital in Memphis. He was 76. Dr. Harvey T. Kid, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate for the service at Cobb Funeral Home at 10. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Samuel P. Norris, Jerrj' Cohen, John W. Meyer , Connie Modinger, Harlan Webb, Dean Webb. Henry Patterson of Osceola and Albert Taylor. Honorary pallbears will be Wnde Jeffries. Jack Finley Robinson, J. Farris McCalla, Eddie Saliba, E. B. Gee, W. M. Scruggs, E. C. Pntton, W. ,W. Shaver. C. M. Gray, U. W. Moore, Leslie Moore, Dr. J. E. Bcas- ley, Dr. M. L. Skaller. Jim W. Fields, Fred Patterson of Osceola, E. A Rice, Theodore Logan, C. A. Cunningham, J. W. Maloncy, A. F. Dietrich, Louis Applebaum and Doyle Henderson. . A leader in development, of engineering projects in this area, Mr. Pride was born at Pride station, Ala., the son of the late William Melville Pride and Susan Key Prid?. War Veteran Reared at Pride Station, he served in the Spanish-American War. His first engineering position with Ehloloh National Park Commission before going to Memphis where lie was with the Memphis Park Commission in the building of Overtoil Se« PRIDE on Page 2 Although' the military situation* seemed to be getting slightly better, the political situation worsened both in Morocco and in Prance. In Paris Premier Edgar Paure fired four Oaulllst critics of his North African policy, including Defense Minister Pierre Koenig. There was speculation whether the Cabinet could survive the break. In Kabat, a French colonial group known as the "French Presence' 1 insisted they had a promise from Resident Gen. Pierre Boyer de latour that he would not put fully into effect the reform program outlined by the government in Paris. There was no confirmation from the resident general, who . was touring the troubled areas in the vicinity of Fez. Troops from Boured and Tizi Ouzli fought through ambushes and past mountain marksmen yesterday and finally linked up with Moroccan cavalry from Aknoul. They beat off a series of mass attacks that began Saturday against the triangle of outposts along the border between French and Spanish Morocco. But the French were still menaced by the rebels holding positions in the surrounding mountains. Both sides apparently hnd been reinforced for a hard fight in the area where Abd el Krim, the veteran warrior, scored successes in the Riff w'ar more than 30 years ago. Taza, a city of 39,000 46 miles south of the border, was crowded with hundreds of refugees from isolated outposts In the area. Most were women and children, and some were from villages to the south and west, indicating the French feared the fighting would spread to heretofore peaceful areas. The French Cabinet was called into session in Paris to see if it could stick together long enough to get its MoiTocan reform program back on the track. Birthday Set For Church Here Beacon Baptist Church will observe its second anniversary Sunday with a homecoming service. Luncheon will be served at the church and an ordination service has been scheduled for the afternoon. The public is invited, the Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor, stated. Harrison School Girl Reports on Meeting Jimmie Louise Hughes, national president Horr.ernakers of America, reported to members of the faculty and student body at Harrison High School yesterday on her recent trip to Washington. She presided over a joint meeting of the executive council and executive board meeting of NHA at the YWCA Building in Washington and took part in various other activities of the group while in the Capital city. Mexican Flood Death Toll Mounts By JACK RUTLEDGE MEXICO CITY 1*1 — The death toll in flood-battered Tampico mounted today to 326, by unofficial count, »s the relentless Panuco River went still higher. Reports from upriver communities of a sharp drop held out some hope of relief for the stricken port within 48 hours. But there were fears the Inland rains of the past week would continue, sending the river's headwaters climbing again before Tampico could get a respite. As Mexico grappled with a major disaster beyond the limits of its strained resources, U.S. armed forces and relief nsencles handled most o( Uie rescue and relief oper- ations at Tampico. Mexican efforts have been concentrated largely on relief to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Hurricane Janet killed an estimated 200 persons last week and wiped out three towns. At Tampico, the aircraft carrier Salpan took the lead In the most intensive American relief campaign ever staged In Mexico. The U. S. Army, Air Force and Marines, plus the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, poured food, clothing, medicine and other supplies into the stricken city of 110,000 and the surrounding area. The aircraft carrier Slboney was en route from Norfolk with 12 large helicopten, while Uie Ogle- thorpe. an American trnnspor, wns reported loading additional food at Norfolk. Lt. Col. M. C. Quillen, airlifl operations officer in charge of joint U.S. Army-Air Force transportation, announced that the Hth Air Force has airlifted approximately 280,000 pounds of food and clothing to Tampico since Oct. 1. The .U.S. 4th Army's headquarters In San Antonio, Tex., an. nounced It was preparing additional equipment for «ir ahipmenl requested by the Red Cross and U.S. Navy. Included are water purification units, power generators and field equipment. Army personnel were being sent to oner at* and maintain UM equipment. Monday New Date For National Cotton Picking Contest If the weather cooperates, the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest will finally make its run, after two postponements, next Monday, Oct. 10. Dr. Duan* Caff County TB Meeting Set For Oct. 13 + P. D. Poster, Jaycee general chairman, said this morning that prospects for rain later today were too great to attempt holding the contest tomorrow. The forecast was for clearing weather again tomorrow and continued clear through Monday. This will be the longest delay ;n holding a contest In the 16-year history of the event. All activities during Monday morning and afternoon will go on U originally scheduled, poster said. Took to Speak E. C. (Took) Gainings, First District Representative to Congress will be principal speaker at the Walker Park grandstand during the afternoon. Other entertainment will include the Jaycettes' "clothing from cotton bags contest", Smilin' Joe Roper and the Melody Boys and Sammy Barnhart and his pickin' and singin'. Registration for the picking contest will continue until 9:30 a.m. Monday with instructions to pickers scheduled at that time. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. and at 12 noon, winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Queen of this year's contest, Miss Ruthie Jane Wasson, will be present to plant a buss on the winner's cheek. Speaker for the annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will be Dr. Duane Can 1 , thoracic surgeon of Memphis. A native of Michigan, Dr. Carr did undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and took his MD at Harvard. He will be speaking to the group Oct. 13 when it meets at 1 p.m. in Hotel Noble. Resen'ations may be made through the county office here. After interning at New York State Sanatorium, he received clinical training in thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan and became a professor in surgery in charge of thoracic surgery at University of Tennessee Medical School. Since that time he has been in charge of thoracic surgery at Baptist and John Gaston Hospitals in Memphis and is consultant in this field for every other Memphis hospital. Weather ..NORTHEAST ARKANSAS- Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers or thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight, clear- Ing and cooler lote tonight and Friday. Highest this afternoon low to mid 80s; low tonight upper 50s to low 60s. Maximum yesterday—83. Minimum this morning—70. Sunrise tomorrow—5;59. Sunset today—5:38. Mian temperature—76.5. Precipitation M hours (7 «.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation J«n. 1 to date—41.11. This l»lr l.«>t Year Maximum yfstorday—93. Minimum this mornlng~72. Preclpllntlon Jan. 1 to U«l«—3M1. Traffic Coses Heard in Court D. L. Stipes forfeited a $10 bond on a charge of speeding in Municipal Court this morning. j. W. Williford and Charley Woodson forfeited bonds earlier this week in state case* on charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Williford's bond was $120.25 and Woodson's was $122.25. Waymond Brown was fined $100 and costs and 24 hours in jail after trial on a similar charge. Michael B. Ethridge and Miller Thomas both forfeited bonds of S32.25 on charges of having improper vehicle licenses. Adolph Guajardo and James P. Jackson both forfeited bonds of S19.75 on charges of having improper vehicle licenses. Isiah Bunson forfeited two bondi of $19.75 each on charges of running a stop sign and failure to yield the right of way. W. D. Harper forfeited a bond of $19.75 on a charge of having an Improper license. Morsie Lev! Carr forfeited a bond of $19.75 on a charge of having no driver's license. In city cases, Arrendonno Oilvan was fined $26 and co»U atfer he wu found guilty pf petit larceny. Pedro Aqulla forfeited a $6 bond on a charge of parking on th« wrong side ot the itreet. Costly Four-Bit* CHICAGO (IP* — A federal court Jury convicted Frank Boyd, M,' • lubstltute clerk In U» m«ln port office, of iteallng M cent* from a letter. Judge John 1". B*mw s»n»- enced him to * y«r »nd • 4»r » prlion.

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