The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 17, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 150 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Excepc Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS METAL PLANT INTERIOR — Here is an overall photo of the Central Metal Products Company's Elm Street plant which is completed except for some utilities installation and finishing work in the office area. Most of the work now in progress is concerned with preparing for installation of machinery. Tin's picture of the 51,000 square foot building was taken from the north end of the structure. (Courier News Photo) Dulles Confers with Churchill Reds Claim 'Valuable Results from. A-Blast MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union announced today it has exploded "one of a type of atomic weapons" with "val- Sailor Faces Murder Trial In Fatal Beating PLANT INSPECTED — Abe Yeddis (center), of Kansas City, vice president 'of Central Metal Products Company, was in Blytheville yesterday on an inspection tour of the firm's nearly-completed plant here. Mr. Yeddis is being shown an automatic buffing machine ready for installation by Plant Manager Jim Gatlin (left) and Maintenance Supervisor Merle Justus.- The firm plans to have all equipment moved into the building during October. (Courier News Photo) As Campaign Opens A formal charge of first degree murder was filed against Rudy Hickman of Little Rock in Walnut Ridge yesterday by Prosecuting Attorney W. J Arnold. Hickman, an AWOL sailor, is charged rvith bludgeoning Kenneth - aylor, 31-year old Walnut Ridge science teacher, to death with a pistol butt Sept. 11 and robbing him of $9 and taking his car. The next session of Lawrence Couz:ty court is scheduled to begin Oct. 11: -Jurors are being subpoenaed now. according to Sheriff D. S. Foley of Walnut Ridge. Sheriff Fole told the Courier News this morning that some of the reports from various sources about the incident had quoted him with statements he had not made. One of these reports, he said, stated that Hickman was currently being questioned about the body of an unidentified man found in'the Mississippi River near Blytheville Sent. 4. Hickman has not been Questioned since Monday, he said, and no connection was found between him and the unidentified man then. Theft Suspect Returned from California KANSAS CITY (£) — Harry S. Truman said today he was willing to do anything he can in' the Democratic campaign this fall, "but not all I want to." Speaking at his first news conference since his illness last June, the former president pointd out "I'm still under the doctor's control, with the assistance of Mrs. Truman and Margaret." He said he was planning to speak at a Democratic rally here Oct. 16. Truman will not attend a party rally at Indianapolis Saturday night, but said he was sendin a • message to -Stephen Mitchell Beacon Baptist Church Names New Minister The Rev. J. J. Johnson will conduct his frist service here Sunday as pastor of the Beacon Baptist Church. He succeeds the Rev. Jim Gresham, a state Missionary who has been serving, as pastor. The Rev. Mr. Johnson, a native of Arkansas, came here from Ellington, Mo., where he has been pastor for the past year. Prior to that, he was pastor of a church in Jonesboro. He has been in the ministry for the past 37 years. He and his wife, who reside at 1050 Holly, have two children, William B. Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Raymond G. Carter of Birmingham, Ala. 32 Dead, 207 Missing As Typhoon Hits Korea SEOUL (£>) — A Pacific typhoon which hit Korea Tuesday left 32 persons dead and 207 missing, South Korean officials said today. Most casualties and damage were along the mountainous east coast where-torrential rain* flooded large areas. chairman of the National Democratic Committee. His news conference was a chatty session, marked by many quips. As to his health he says he was "feeling very well"; was back up within two pounds of his normal 172 and that he was taking his usual morning walks, but only about a third of the distance he usually traveled before his operation last June. "I'll be glad when the doctor gets,his foot off my neck," he commented. He expressed regret that he would not be able to march with his old buddies in the 35th Infantry Division reunion parade at Kansas City, Kan.,- Oct. 2, but added "there's thing." a every- Truman will speak at the reunion memorial service after the parade. The former president said he also regretted he would not be able to answer the "five bushels" of get well cards he received. Asked if he had any comment on the November elections, Truman said "I never was a pollster or a prophet." Asked about the Maine election, h^ obsp-v^J that "it always has been said that when the "Ma'.ne vote percentage goes down the Democrats elect a Congress." The former president usually comes down to his office two days a week, and sometimes three. He said his illness had not put the completion of his memoirs behind first time for schedule. He said he'd have the "It sure will .gripe me to have)job done about the first of the next to ride," he addd. year Arkansas Gl Awarded Medal Of Honor for 'Incredible Valor' WASHINGTON W) — An Arkansas soldier has been awarded the Medal of Honor for "incredible valor" that cost his life, but saved his company during a bitter night battle in Korea. He was Cpl. Charles L. Gilliland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Gilliland, Yellville, Ark., the 73rd announced Army winner of the nation's highest military honor r» the Koren fighting. The medal will be presented to his parents on a date to be announced later. The story of Gilliland's heroic ast stand on the night of April 25, 1951, was told by one of his comrades, Sgt. 1-c Edward G. Bunn of Flint, Mich. Gilliland, then a private first class, was manning an automatic rifle covering a narrow defile when the Chinese Communists launched a heavy attack. Gilliland's position bore the brunt of the assault. One of his assistants was killed, but the Arkansas soldier continued to rake the swarming Reds. When two of the Communists clipped into the American perimeter, Gilliland leaped from his foxhole and killed both with his pistol. Returning to his post, the soldier was wounded in the head, but he refused medical aid. When the unit was ordered to fall back Gilliland got permission to stay behind and cover the withdrawal. He was last seen alone holding the enemy at bay. The official citation accompanying the award said his action prevented the enemy from completely overrunning his company's position: "Cpl. Gilliland's incredible valor and supreme sacrifice reflect lasting glory upon himself and are in keeping with the honored traditions of the military service." uable results.' The brief announcement by the official news agency Tass said the test ''will enable Soviet scientists and encjineArs to solve successfully problems of defense from atomic attack." Tass gave no details on where the explosion took place or what type of weapon was involved. The announcement said: "In accordance with the plan for scientific research work, trials of one of a type of atomic weapons were carried out in the Soviet Union during recent days. "The aim of the trial was the study of an atomic explosion. 'The trials produced valuable results, which will enable Soviet scientists and engineers to solve successfully problems of defense from atomic attack." In Tokyo, the Kyodo News Service reported that the rneteorologi- -cal laboratory of Kyoto University had recorded unusual instrument readings Aug. 26 similar to those observed when the United States made atomic tests at the Bikini Atoll. • : -Kyodo said a student at the laboratory reported a laboratory manometer, or pressure gauge, gave the readings on that date at 8 a.m. (Japan time) and again at 1 p.m. There was no immediate reaction to the Russian announcement from American officials. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, with President Eisenhower at his Fraser, Colo., vacation spot, said the President had been notified. Hagerty added that any comment would have to corne from the Atomic Energy Commission. No Comment"frtfitr^&EC •--• Lewis L. Strauss, the commission's chairman, sa ; d in New York City he had no statement to make. The State Department likewise "refused comment. Rep. W: Sterling Cote (R-NY), chairman of the Senate - House Atomic Energy Committee, said at Hammondsport, N.Y.: "I feel mat at the present I should confine my remarks to raising the question 'Do we need any further evidence of the real intent of the Soviets toward world conquest?" Today's communique from Moscow was the first official word in a year on atomic tests inside Russia. In August, 1953, the Russians claimed that in a series of tests they had touched off a hydrogen bomb explosion of great strength. The AEC confirmed that the blasts See REDS on Page 5 Britain's European Defense Plan Studied LONDON (AP) — John Foster Dulles flew into London today for hurried talks with Prime Minister Churchill and Anthony Eden on Britain's new plan for rearming West Germany. NewBidforUNSeat By Red China Seen WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials are preparing for a one-day, sudden death struggle over Communist renewal next Tuesday of Red China's bid for U. N. mem- Harold Hill, 32, of Mississippi County was placed in county jail in Blytheville yesterday after "being returned here from California by Sheriff Wililam Berryman and Deputy Charlie Short. Hill is charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with a safe burglary at the Idaho Grocery in Bassett in the spring of 1953. Extradition papers were cleared in a court hearing in Los Angeles county. Calif., Monday, Sheriff, William Berryman said, after Hill' new Scout hut. tried to fight returning to this coun- Hut Is Dedicated At MiSliaan Ridge Scout Meeting Over 100 Boy Scouts and their leaders were on hand in Milligan Ridge last night when North Mississippi County District held a fall mobilization, court of honor and dedicated Milligan Ridge troop's bership. The simple strategy, which has been effective in most of the 150 fruitless attempts by the Communists to unseat Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist delegates, will be to avoid a showdown vote on the issue. Instead, the fight is planned on a move to defer action. A quick settlement of the perennial question would clear the way for policy statements next week and thus free Secretary of State Dulles in plenty of time for the proposed meeting in late September of nine countries on the question of German sovereignty and rearmament. Dulles Speaks Tuesday Dulles, now visiting Europe to confer with German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, has announced plans to attend the opening session Tuesday of the U.N. General Assembly, meeting at New York City. He will address the 60-nation assembly, probably Thursday. America's new U.N. delegation, headed by Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., was called to the State Department today for swearing in exercises. The five representatives and five alternates were briefed yesterday by State Department officials on what to expect. The usual attempt by Communist China to gain the seat now held by Nationalist China was forecast as the probable first clash between the free world and the Communists. 150 Failures Red China's persistent attempts to win U.N. standing have resulted in 150 failures, counting committees of the U.N. Assembly as well as four tries in vain at each of the past four fall sessions of the Assembly itself. Members of this country's U.N. delegation, with Lodge as chairman, are Sens. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) and J. William Fulbright (D-Ark), C. D. Jackson of New York City and Charles H. Mahoney of Detroit. Alternate representatives: James Phillip Nash of Austin, Tex.; Ade M. Johnson of Tacoma, Wash.; Roger W. Straus and Mrs. Oswald B. Lord, both of New York City, and career diplomat James J. Wadsworth, who is deputy to Lodge. ty for trial. He was arrested in California by the FBI and held on a warrant from here, the sheriff said. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks Battle North Little Rock Tonight . . . Paps Lose Practice Tilt . . . One in a Crowd . . . Si>orts . . . pages 8 and 9 ... . . . Farm News and Review . . . Pages 10 and 11 . . . . . . Campaign Activity Quickens: Gop on page 2, Democrats on page 14 ... Forty boys received 100 awards at the .court of honor with four Star badges and one Life award being | connection with the shooting Caruthersyilie Shooting Case Is Continued CARUTHERSVTLLE—Lee Castle, 6S-year-old Negro, was brought before the Magistrate Court here Thursday morning on a charge of felinious assault and the case was continued to next Thursday's Magistrate Court session. Castle was arrested Sept. 4 in made. On the court were J. D. Wells, Ted Bourzikas, Bill Clare, J. C. Lowe, and Jim Cleveland. Explorer Post 42 and Troops 42, 56, 22, 38 and 223 were on hand. E. A. Rice, district camping chairman, gave the dedicatory address. The Miligan Ridge Troop, headed by Raymond Powers and assisted by adult leaders, served "Milligan Stew" to the group. two Negroes at his home here. Shelton Paul was shot in the lower portion of his leg. breaking a bone, Willie Mae Patton received a flesh wound. Preliminary evidence was heard Thursday by presiding Judge Sarn Corbett. and is being held in the county jail. Rep. Smith Seen As Next Speaker West Memphian Gets Support of Incumbent For Legislative Post LITTLE ROCK W)—Rep. Charles (Rip) Smith of West Memphis probably will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives at the next session of the Legislature, informed political observed predicted today. The prediction came after Smith received Oie;public support of Carroll C. Hollensworth of Warren, who has held the post for many years. Smith was a supporter of Gov. Francis Cherry in the summar primaries, while Hollensworth was identified with the opposing Orval Faubus camp. The support of Hollensworth was believed to be an indication that Faubus would support Smith for the speaker's post. Faubus turned back Cherry's bid for a second Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the Aug. 10 runoff election. The Democratic candidate usually is assured of election in one-party Arkansas. However. Faubus must turn back the challenge of Pratt Remmel, Little Rock's Republican mayor, before he can be sure of election. From his home at Warren, Hollensworth said: "Mr. Smith has practically all of the members' pledges, and it is evidence that he is the selection of a vast majority of the members of the 60th General Assembly. "I want to take this opportunity to compliment the House members on their selection of Mr. Smith. I have served with him many years. He is an experienced representative; a man who is very popular with all the members and is an able and expert parliamentarian. "I know he will cooperate with the new administration to the fullest extent. "I think we are fortunate in his selection." Church Group's Spanish Course Begins Tonight The Blytheville Council of Church Women will resume its course in Spanish at 7:30 tonight at the First Presbyterian Church. The 12-week course is sponsored iy the Blytheville Council as a part if its migrant labor program. The lasses began last spring and are be- ng conducted to help merchants and other citizens of Blytheville bet- er understand the Mexican farm laborers here for the cotton harvest. Miss Dana Dinkins, Blytheville ! teacher who has had experience KINCAID, Kan. OP)—Six elderly | dealing with Mexicans in schools in persons died today in a lire that j the Southwest, will conduct the swept rapidly through a nursing i classes. Bond of S1,OQO has been set for 1 home on the outskirts of this small ! Classes will be held once a week Castle but he has not made bond eastern Kansas town. j for 12 weeks and will be open to One other patient was burned se- i the public. A fee of $6 for the course riously. Three escaped safely. ' is being charged. 6 Elderly Patients Killed in Blaze t The British foreign secretary met the U.S. secretary of state soon after Eden reported for 90 minutes to Churchill and the Cabinet on his own flying tour of West Europe to drum up support for his plan. Dulles flew here from Bonn, where he conferred with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on German sovereignty _and rearmament. In a joint airport statement in Bonn, Dulles and Adenauer made no specific mention of, Eden's plan to link a rearmed West Germany to the Brussels Pact and NATO. Sovereignty Planned They said instead that West German sovereignty should be "restored with all speed." They added that Germany's participation "in full equality in the system of collective security" should be considered as "soon as practicable- with the other interested governments, and following a NATO ministerial meeting-, should be trans^ lated into concrete action. Eden told reporters last night he" had reached a "wide measure of agreement" in his talks with the leaders of France, Belgium, Hoi- 1 land, Luxembourg, Italy and West Germany. But he cautioned that the "practical aspects of the enterprise are far from simple. ... A good deal of work remains to be done before a solution can be presented to the world." The main hurdle. Eden faces is to try to reconcile French anxiety for controls over German rearmament wife U.S.-backed German -demands for; :full~sovereignty. • .-' Two Points •-:--T&e-British, plan for ..rearming West Germany was drawn "iip after the French National Assembly killed the European Defense Community Treaty to set up a six- nation unified European army.; It hinges on two main points: 1. Bringing the Germans and Italians — both wartime enemies— into a streamlined version of the 1948 Brussels alliance of Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Each ally would be pledged to aid another under attack, and the new grouping would form a basis for promoting the political unity of Western Europ. 2. Giving the Germans full membership in the t North Atlantic Treaty 'Organization subject to certain safeguards designed to block runaway German rearmament. These safeguards would aim at stopping the Germans from mak- *~See DULLES on Page 5 Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, mainly in south portion; little change in temperature. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy through Saturday with scattered thundershowers northeast portion tonight and extreme east Saturday; cooler northeast and extreme north Saturday. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunrise tomorrow—5:45. Sunset today—6:05. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—83.5. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 24.25. Thij Dat; Lait Year Maximum yesusrday—94, Minimum this morning—58. Precipitation January 1 to date — Pilot W/io Turned OverMIGIS Enters College By VERN HAUGLAND NEWARK, Dei. tf) — Kenny No, the former Communist pilot who flew a MIG15 jet fighter from behind Korea's Bamboo Curtain a year ago—and collected a $100,000 reward — enrolled this week as a freshman at the University of Delaware. From Gen. Mark Clark, the man responsible for the award, came hearty congratulations. "He's doing the right thing," Gen. Clark told the Associated Press by telephone from Charleston, S.C., where he heads the military school. The Citadel. "It's wonderful that he is using the money wisely—and I am sure he has good advice. "He has seen communism — knows what it is to have to live under it. I send him my warm regards and wish him all kinds of success." The world's most unusual college freshman lined up with 575 other I beginner* at registration desks Wednesday, in this quiet college town. He donned the blue-and-gold Class-of-'58 "pinky," the cap which freshmen traditionally have been reo.uired to wear on or off the campus. And he moved into one of the ivy clad red brfok "frosh" dormitories overlooking the university's pleasant, tree lined lawns. As a freshman, he may not own or drive an automobile. He'll learn about other underclassmen's limitations as he goes along. At his dormitory the huskily built, broad faced 22-year-old Korean was found in typically collegiate slacks and sport shirt. He was polite, agreeable — and reticent. He lived up well to the "No" part of his name. No pictures, no story, no comment. "I wish very much to be considered as any other student," No said. "I don't like for people to read about me and see my face in I the newspapers. So I would rather ' not talk if you are a writer." The young Korean lieutenant flew into fame by delivering to the U.S. Air Force its first complete and undamaged MIG at Kempo Airfield near Seoul Sept. 21. 1953. He said at the time that he had known nothing of the $100,000 reward. No said his sole purpose then was to "come to a free country because over years I long to be free." Gen. Clark, as U.N. commander in chief in Korea, had offered $100,000 to the first Red pilot to bring in a MIG, and $50,000 for later ones. Some persons argued that since the Korean fighting had ended before No made his escape, the reward no longer applied. Clark, from Charleston, said he felt No was entitled to the reward. "There was nothing in the offer about an armistice intervening," he said. Clark had given the matter no thought, there really was no reason why No couldn't have enrolled at The Citadel instead of Delaware — except possibly for the language difficulty. , "We have cadets from South America, and we can provide assistance in Spanish — but we have no one here who speaks Korean," he said. When No, waiting in Okinawa, decided he wished to use part of j his new fotune for a college education, the State Department canvassed the field and sent him literature on the four best prospect* — one university from each geographical area. No chose Delaware, with uii 1,900-student enrollment and Itr location in a town of 10,000, because he wished to go to a smaller school, in a smaller town. Newark has on« main business street a few blocks long, one U*»t4», JM l«rf« MOtM.

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