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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 14, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS .. .. .__,„.,....«™« A « vr/iDTnraAfeT APKANRAS AVH SnTTTHEAflT MIS6OURX VOL. LI—NO. 247 Blythevllle Courier BJytheville Daily Hewn Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIS6OUBI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. JANUARY 14, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 11 Brinks Gunmen Indicted 46 Indictments Are Returned By Grand Jury BOSTON (AP) — Eleven ex- convicts have been indicted — two in absentia and one .posthumously — foT~parlidpalioii in the $1,219,000 Brink's robbery, the Jan. 17, 1950 "Theft of the Century." A Suffolk County grand. jury returned the indictments— 46 in all- after .listening to Joseph (Specs) O'Keefe, 47, described, yesterday the fantastic planning that went Into the largest cash haul in the nation's criminal history. The FBI listed the case as "solved 1 'Thursday with the .arrest of six of the group. Two already were in jail for other crimes, another died of natural causes a. year ago and two more were missed in the swift roundup. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover asked public aid in apprehending the two suspects still at large— • James Ignatius Faherty, 44, of Boston and Thomas Francis Richardson, 48, of Weymouth. 148 Counts The story told by O'Keefe, himself an oft named suspect in the Brink's robbery, resulted in the indictments— containing 148 counts and 10 alleged offenses— against: Stanley A. Gusciora. 36, now in a Pittsburgh jail; Joseph S .Banfield, 45, now dead; ' Anthony Pino, 48; Michael V. Geagan. 47; Vincent J Costa, 41; Joseph F. McGinnis 52; Adolp'h Maine, 44; Henry Baker, 49; Richardson; Faherty; and O'Keefe himself, who was brought from s Springfield jail to testify. O'Keefe told this startling story of the fabulous theft: The robbery had been planned for a year and a half and durhlg that time, the robbers made frequent visits to the Brink's plant at night to remove locks from doors, have keys made for them and return them without the single night watchman becoming suspicious. The robbers didn't need help from the inside— no Brink's em- ploye was on the job because the ROADBLOCK FOR POLIO — American Legionnaire Marshall Blackard, above, collects polio-fighting contribution from Mrs. Orval Gude and family in Blytheville's March ol Bimes campaign. Legion cooperated in drive with a road- block' solicitation at Main and Division. Four stands, two on Main and two on Division collected "tolls" from passing motorists. Charles Brogdon furnished coffee to Legion men as they frosted in nippy morning air. (Courier News Photo) us lo ock in Petitions Seek to Place Ike In New Hampshire Primary By NORMAN ABELSON CONCORD N H (AP) — The deputy secretary of stale was expected to decide today whether there are enough valid signatures on surprise petitions to enter President Eisenhower's name in New Hampshire's March 13 presidential preference primary. Harry E Jackson told newsmen he will make his ruling after completing a check of papers filed unexpectedly last night by Maurice J. Grant, a Manchester automobile dealer. Grant's action jolted the state's — : —— organized Eisenhower forces who ^^^ _^ | Governors to Play \Aajor Roles In Presidential Race group -had keys to "every the Joint," Didn't Get Share O'Keefe said he decided to talk because he didn't get his share of the loot. But, Boston newspapers hinted there were other reasons why he decided to tell all to the authorities. The newspapers quoted unidenti- See BRINKS on Page 8 Deliberations In Murder Trial Begin BULLETIN Raymond Bounds, 25, was found guilty of second degree murder this morning. Jury recommended he be sentenced to 20 years in Missouri State Prison. Judge Fred Henley did not set date for sentencing, pending defense attorney*' stated intention to file for -new trial. Bounds remained free on 515,000 bond. CARUTHERSVILLE — The jury in the first-degree murder trial of Raymond Bounds, 25, received the case at of Gobler 11:17 last night and after being "put to bed" for the night resumed closed-door deliberations this morning. Bounds took over the stand yes- that he killed , at Gobler last Labor Day when Welch came toward him with a concrete block. previous testimony, it was an argument developed be- plan to file similar papers of their own Monday. •Jackson said Grant's petitions carried the signatures of 70 persons from the state's second congressional district and 54 from the first. But, he added, "there appeared to be five cases in the first district papers in Which a husband had signed his own name and that of his wife, or vice versa." Jackson said he discovered "three definite duplications" in telephone checks last .night, but Was unable to complete his investigation by telephone and closed his office at 9:30 p.m. (CST). Grant, who expressed surprise that the validity of the signatures was challenged and offered to file "thousands more if necessary," issued this brief statement: "As one of many New Hampshire Republicans, I am interested in learning if our President, Dwight Eisenhower, is to seek re- nomination. Backed By Governor . 'If his name is on the New Hampshire ballot, all of us who have signed these petitions will work our hardest to see New Hampshire give President Eisenhower a tremendous vote of confidence March 13." Gov. Lane DWinell, leader of the organized Eisenhower forces, told a newsman he plans to carry out his previously announced intention of filing Eisenhower's name ~* 9:30 a.m., EST, Monday. "My prime interest," said the governor, "was to see that filings were mad? to enable the President's name to appear on the ballot "Whoever filed ... is incidental. The reason that the petitions thai I had caused to have circulated were not filed today was that some of them were not available. "Petitions filed by Mr. Grant or anyone else serve the same purpose ... I want to make it very clear I feel I have no vested ta- terday. He said Omer Welch 38, in said tween the two dice game. as a result of a James Boykins of Gobler said that on the day before the shoot- Ing he heard Welch say, "There will be trouble with Bounds." They had had a dispute over • a house, Boykins said. In his closing statement to the jury, Prosecuting Ally. James Tick Vickrey asked for a conviction but did not specify whether he wanted the death penalty. Edwin Branch, Orville McMunn, Carson Smith, Coble Riggs and Charley Dorris, all of Gobler, testified for Bounds. The defendant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Bounds, said they believed their son had no .premeditated intention of killing Welch. The state called.two witnesses to the stand yesterday morning and rested Us case at noon. 2nd Soviet Ship In Antarctic MOSCOW W—The second Soviet Antarctic expedition ship, the Lena, was reported today to have reached the fringes of Antarctica. The vessel's command expects to be soon in the 'area where it will gather its first research data. The flagship Ob has already been along the Antarctic I<p pack for a wee*. Members of tl» «<P«<»"nn nave landed; equipment unloaded ' »nd search Is being made for a suitable site for * permanent ax- terest in the filings." Grant's maneuver apparently caught other Eisenhower boosters off guard. An extremely 'reliable source told The Associated Press that once Dwinell's petitions were formally filed, the President was prepared to specifically approve ihe use of his name, thus offering an indication that he might seek another term. When the required 100 signatures are submitted, state law provide for the secretary of state to notify the President and inform him t,ha' See PETITIONS on Page 8 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy this afternoon, to night and Sunday. Warmer this aft ernoon and tonight. High this aft ernoon,-upper 40s ito low 50s; low tonight,-mid to.high Me. MISSOURI—Mostly, cloudy an windy this .afternoon; a llttl warmer east and south, turnln colder northwest, by evening, ac companied by increasing norther] winds; considerable cloudiness to night and Sunday; turning m u c colder west and north tonight an over state Sunday; shifting wln< tonight; low tonight around 1 northwest to 30 southeast; nig Sunday 20s. north to around 3( south. \ Maximum yHt«rdarr-45, Minimum thli morning—». SuntlM tomorrow—7 M. sunwt today—1:11. —,. FreclplutloB M houn 7 a.m. M a.m.)—nona. . ' Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— nont thl> Dtlo Uit Ytar Maximum yMt«r(i«J'—10. Minimum thU nornl . 1 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON -(AP)' — 'At least'25 'of the'nation's '41 overnors appeared today to be headed toward major roles in ie choice of this year's Republican and Democratic presi ential nominees. * Still others will, step into the pic ure before the August nominatin jonventions. Almost every one of the 21 Re publican governors now is counte is a supporter of President Eiser hower if he decides to seek a sec ond term, and four have starte ictively organizing delegate slate o support him. Some—but not a —seem likely to go down the Ita for any substitute candidate th President suggests if he himse -1. R. Portion Dies Today n Paragould Haywood Riddle Parttow, father f Circuit Judge H. G. (Charlie) artlow, of Blytheville. and well- known Paragould lawyer and civic eader, died at his Paragould home oday. He was 79 years of age- Mr. Partlow had been in ill health for everal years. Services have been scheduled for p.m. Sunday at Paragould First Baptist Church. Burial will be in /inwood Cemetery. Mr. Partlow was born in Leban- n. Term., Feb. 18, 1816. He came Paragould in 1907 and served o Superintendent of City Schools or five years. He was the first uperintendent of Education Greene County and was elected to wo terms as city attorney in Par- gould. 'His work in civic affairs includ- ng organizing chapters of DeMo- ay and Rainbow girls. He was an ctive Mason. Survivors include his wife, Alice B. Partlow; two sons, six grandchildren and five great grandchil- Iren. Sons are James Knox Partlow of Paragould, and Judge Partlow liant Cyclotron Ready TOKYO (f)— Japan's largest cy- :lotron, capable of generating 15,300,000 electronic volts, has beei completed at Kyoto University'. Chemical Research Institute, Kyodi Mews Service said today. Body of 5th Missionary s Located All Are Buried In Ecuador Jungle Valley By JORGE JUKADO QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — he bodies of five U.-S^ mis- onaries massacred by savage Indian tribesmen they had oped to convert to Christiany, were buried,in Ecuador's ungle yesterday near the tripped skeleton of their lane. The search for the missing men ame to a grim close, when rescue arties found the fifth body in the emote Curaray River Valley. The others had been located the ast few days by air and ground earchers combing the jungle habi- at of the primitive Auca Indians Grady Parrott, president of the Missionary Aviation Fellowship, nnounced the fate of the five who pparently were attacked just after adioing "here come a group 01 ucas we have not known before." At least one of *he missionaries ad been run through by a primi- ve lance. The dead men were Peter Flem ng, Seattle, Wash., Nathaniel aint, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., ames Elliot, Portland, Ore; Edward McCully, Milwaukee, Wis., nd Roger Youderian, Lansing; Mich. Plane Is Monument Abraham Vanderpuy, president of the Inter-American Fellowship if Ecuador, said the missionaries' Piper plane, "Wings of Mercy", vlll be left at the death scene as •a witness of their sacrifice." Searchers said the Indians had stripped the craft and ripped the fuselage. The mission group had been try ng to win the Aucas' friendship he past four months. They had made numerous, flights over an Auca settlement along the river and dropped machetes, beads and other trinkets which apparent- 1 delighted the tribesmen. , Finally the party landed on a' river bank and set up an advance jase of operations. Fleming's diary told of the group's first contact with the Aucas. By sliouting in the Auca tongue, they lured two men and a girl—all nude—from the jungle. The natives did not seem afraid, ie said. "Today," the diary said, "is a :reat day for Christ's evan- doesn't run. In the Democratic camp, forme Jov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Dlinoi already has enlisted the public sup sort of five governors to his rac :or that party's nomination. The include Govs. George. M. Leade of Pennsylvania, Abraham A. Ril icoff of Connecticut, Orville L Freeman of Minnesota, Luther H Hodges of North Carolina , an John F. Simms Jr. of New Mexico "Inactive Candidate The Stevenson strategists a Is hope to swing Gov. Robert B. Me> ner of New Jersey, Gov. Orv Faubus of Arkansas and others ii to their lineup before the Chicag convention next August. Gov. Averell Harriman of Ne York describes himself as an "ii active" candidate for the nomin lion. He has had some nice word from Gov. Raymond Gary of Ok! homa, but'otherwise has displayi little strength among his gube natorial colleagues. Gov. Frank J. Lausche of Oh is a favorite son candidate with th object of controlling his state's p tent delegation and looking ov the field at the convention. La sche has had a pat on the bai from Gov. Allan Shivers of Texa who doesn't like Stevenson. Gov. G. Mennen Williams Michigan also is expected to win up in the favo'rite son class W See GOVERNORS on Page 8 Solon Asks Ike s Position on 'Brink Of War' Statement By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Democratic wAomnuiurx vrt r, — o™«~ — - ..... senators today predicted "lots more debate" on Secretary of State Dulles' contention that his "brink of war" policy had blocked a Red China in the Korea. Indochinese and Formosan crises. Sen. Mundt Soys Ike's Farm Plan Will Give Sagging Prices Big Boost By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mundt. (R-SD) said today that farm prices and income "should Bet not. one. but four inai iarm yiruc& emu un-umc on^u^u £,-•»- .*«.- ~.-~, — ---or five shots in the arm from the new administration farm Pg Informants in Quito said it was the third attempt by. missionary groups to convert the Aucas who enow little of modern civilization. Prayers for the victims were said last night in Quito's Evangelist Church. Expressed Regret In Cincinnati, Ecuador's ambassador to the United States, Jose R. Chiraboga, expressed his government's regret over the tragedy. "My government and the people of Ecuador • are absolutely sorry and distressed about the fate of the missionaries," he said. In Portland, Elliot's father. Fred Elliot, read reporters letters from his son telling of the mission's nc .^-i.-ed to complaints from. 1 some House Republicans and others that farmers suffering from low prices needed "an immediate shot in the arm" to addition to long-range benefits envisioned under the proposals of President Eisenhower .and Secretary of Agriculture Benson. But Sen. Olin D. Johnston CD SO expressed doubt that the various administration proposals "will work without first returning to 90 per cent of parity supports"^! plan strongly, backed by many Democrats. "The Democratic-controlled Senate Agriculture Committee will revise the program so it can really help the farmers," Johnston pre dieted. Members of Committee Both Johnston and Mundt an members of the committee, which now Is considering the nine-poin program Fisenhower proposed u a special message Monday. Chairman Ellender (D-La) said the committee has agreed- to rush action on four points in an omnibus bill," While leaving foui others for later action since they would involve expansion or rev! sion of programs already m ef feet. The ninth point, already ap proved by the Senate Finance Com mittee, was cited by Mundt a' "probably the first shot." He sale it would involve "a refund of, 60 million dollars of federal taxe now paid (each year) on gasoline used on the farms." Another prompt boost for farn aides "while touring the country v(th the genate A g rlou it ure Committee last fall." • plans to convert the Aucas. "We would like to reach this tribe," one passage said, "these people are killers. They do not have so much as a word for God in their language, let alone a word for Jesus." McCully's father, Edward Me Cully of Milwaukee, said his son 'had a sincere love for the Indians :mong whom he worked." Ciyil Circuit Court Opens Here Monday Mississippi County Circuit Court, civil trial division, opens in the courthouse here Monday, Judge Charles W. Light, presiding. Session,will sit for three weeks with cases scheduled Monday through Thursday only the first week. Trials begin at 9:30 a.m. each day with two or three scheduled daily, income, Mundt said, should resul from "a stepped up governmen program of buying pork products' for which Benson said 85 million dollars has been earmarked. Mundt said the new "soil bank payments," under wheat cotton and which corn rice grower oun^" ... __ could get additional payments b not planting their land, "also could put a billion dollars into farm in comes this year if Congress act quickly." Fulbright Wants Cotton Support Price Revealed Says Congress Must Know Before Acting on Ike's Plan WASHINGTa Nlffl — Congres needs to know the support pric for the 1956 cotton crop before can act on President Eisenhower proposal to change the base fo government loans on the crop says Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark). Fulbright said yesterday that h had asked Secretary of Agricultur Benson to announce the suppor price immediately. The President has proposed tha the loan base be changed from middling to average grade an staple. Reduction "It is my understanding th such a change would result in . . . "reduction in the ootton price support of about 3'/2 cents a pound" Fulbright told Benson to a letter. Pointing out that the large cotton surplus would allow Benson to cut the loan level this year for cotton to 75 per cent of parity, as compared to 90 per cent in 1955, Fulbright said the two proposals together could mean a total reduction of 9 cents a pound in support prices. Such a cut "would be more than cotton farmers could stand," he said. Favorable Import New plans for "reducing our price-depressing surpluses are certain to have a favorable impact upon both cash and future prices of basic commodities," the South Dakota senator said. He listed also a proposed expansion of the federal program of providing milk for school lunches. Johnston called the Eisenhower- Benson proposals a belated bid by Republicans for farm votes this fall. "It obviously comes very late in the Republican tenure of office and too close to the impending elections to give any evidence of good faith," he said. Johnston said most of the Republican proposals had been advanced previously by Democrats "or were picked up by Benson's A«a—>->^~»—. I ' im.,.. ...,— ....urn. i • — NBW OOSNELL SCHOOL — Above Is architect's drawing of new $U1,«0.8J Qosncll school building for elementary students. Bids were opened Dec. 113 and contracts awarded The seven-classroom Mruotw* nW to toMfcd on vt*Ntt Mtoool wmudi. U scheduled to begin this month with completion set for next Au- gu«t Dan F Stowers Is architect. Because of school's proximity to Blythevilia Air Force Base, federal government contributed ^C Resumes Weapons Test LAS VEGAS, Nev. (/P) — The Atomic Energy Commission resumes tests today seeking to determine if atomic weapons can be exploded ac- ientally. iVeather permitting, the AEC said the first test will occur during daylight-hours at the test site, some 76 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The program is to determine what can happen in case of accidents the handling and storage o: weapons. atomic ments attributed to him in a Life Magazine interview led Sen. Humhrey CD-Minn) to demand last ight that President Eisenhower ay whether he approves of Dulles' losition. Humphrey said to a statement he remarks were "indiscreet" arid howed "callousness toward world pinion." He had told the' Senate n hursday that Dulles was playing politics .with foreign policy." Dulles also was confronted with a suggestion from Sen. George (D- Ga) that he back away from the administration's proposed 1 o n g- ange foreign aid program or risk ' osing bipartisan 'support In Congress. Conferred With George The secretary conferred ,seri- arately yesterday with George, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ), an administration supporter;, and Sen. Knowlahd CR-Calif), Senate minor- ty leader and like Smith a member of the foreign relations group. None discussed With reporters In detail the scope of the conversations. George said, however, it would oe "most untimely" for the secretary to push in Congress the administration request, for approval of a 10-year program of foreign aid to supplant the present year-to- year plan. "We are far more certain to maintain bipartisanship if that is not done," George told reporters. Through a State Department spokesman Dulles approved yesterday, as correct in substance! remarks on which Life Magazine quoted him this week. They included -a statement that - tiie administration had "walked to the brink" of war three times and averted it by "strong actions." . He credited It to a policy.,of "deterrence," which he described as the "necessary art" of going "to the verge without getting into war." New Bask Humphrey said the article, taken literally, "in effect expounds a new basis for American foreign policy" and "comes precariously close to rejecting the traditional American conviction that we must never strike the first blow." He said such statements "sap the vitality of . our alliances and dull the edge of our foreign policy." British newspapers of varying shades of political leaning have criticized Dulles sharply in the wake of the magazine article. The first Russian comment came early today when the Moscow radio quoted an editorial in the gov- saying Dulles' brink of war re- ernment newspaper Izvestia as marks "can be regarded as open encouragement of war-like statements on the part of American generals and admirals." Humphrey told the Senate Thursday that what Dulles said in the magazine piece was at odds with some of his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier in the week. If this continues, Humphrey said, he will ask that the committee make public Dulles' testimony behind closed doors. But chairman George said that "If what the secretary of state tells our committee can't be treated in confidence, we won't get very far." Humphrey said Dulles painted "too rosy" a picture of the world situation before the foreign relations committee and declared "the country Is not begin given the facts." Ford Cautious About Reynolds School Plan LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State Education Commissioner Arch Ford greeted the unique Reynolds Metals Co.'s school construction financing plan with pronounced caution yesterday, but the promoters of the program said they were being deluged with inquiries from school superintendents. Ford said he thought the 30- to 40-year period set out in the program for repaying construction costs of new buildings was too long. Building could become obsolete before they were paid for, he said. Dr. Robert Chandler, a member of the University of Virginia faculty, who has been appointed to direct the Reynolds' program, said he and the firm's executive vice president, J. Louis Reynolds, had received numerous telephone calls about the plan. To Hold Meetings Dr. Chandler, a former Arkansan, said he hod canceled plans to return to Richmond, and would hold a series of meetings with district schools superintendents be ginning today. He also will meet ' ' ------ ' ing today. Jo* M* Education Monday. Aside from his disapproval of the time element, Ford said he thinks the plan has "sufficient merit to deserve consideration." Reynolds proposes to act as agent, without charge, for any school district in the nation which needs new construction. The firm would arrange for .financing, design, construction and equipping of bulldigs according to the needs of the Individual districts. Private Financing Financing would be provided by, private sources, which would lease the completed buildings to the school district* over the 30- to 40- year periods. .Lease payments would be applied to the cost of the building until the dt»lrl«l

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