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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 18, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 151 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New§ Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,1954 Line Play and Pass Defense Are Factors NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Blytheville Chickasaws proved their metal when the chips were down here last night as they sloshed from behind in the second quarter to defeat the highly-touted North Little Rock Wildcats 20-7. The entire first half of the garni was played in a steady downpou that slowed the Chicks but had lit tie effect on the Wildcats whi looked like world beaters in th early minutes but fell apart at thi seams when Blytheville's big for ward wall finally started rolling in the second half. The. Chicks had to call on al their horses to pull the game ou of the' fire.. North Little Rock scored first, after six minutes of the first quarter had gone by the block but the Wildcats lead was short lived. The Chicks came rolling back in the second period to score two touchdowns on long runs by fullback Charles (Bug) Abbott, one on a 50 yard return of a pass interception. BlytheviUe All The Way And from there on it was the Chicks all the way. The Wildcats couldn't muster a sustained drive after that and their passing, which was their strong point during the first half, was bottled up by alert Chick defenders. All in all the Chicks played a sorry first half. They appeared to have a hangover, penalty-wise and fumble-wise from their lost weekend at Osceola last week. Time after time what appeared to be the makings of a good drive was stopped by penalties and fumbles. But the thing that counted was that the Chicks came through when it counted and walked off with their second win of the season, Good Running: Fine running by Abboti, Co-Captain Danny Edgmon, Freddie Akers and Kenneth Fisher, who saw his first action of the season, and some pretty fair ball handling by quar- ter'cack Bobby Jones, sparked the Chicks' high-geared offense. But it was the line play that spelled the difference between victory and de- fea,. Ailen Shanks, the Chicks' big right tackle, roamed ail over the Wildcats' secondary all night to lead the line play. But he had plenty of help from Co-Captain John Fong, ends Fred- the other halfback, Henry Roberts, broke loose to move to the Blytheville 8 as Chick defenders looked on. A five-yard offside penalty moved the ball to the three from where fullback Tommy Worrell plowed over. Young kicked the extra point. The Chicks tried vainly to get their vaunted offense in gear on (See CHICKASAWS on Pa«re 5) * * * Condition of Chick End Is Still Unknown Freddie Rounsavall, an end on Blytheville High School's football team suffered a back injury in the game at North Little Rock last night that resulted in temporary hospitaliaztion. Rounsavall was injured in the second half of the game while tackling a North Little Rock ball carrier. Dr. L. L. Hubener of Blytheville, who attended the Chick player on the sidelines,, said this morning that he did not believe young Rounsavall was seriously hurt but ordered an x-ray "to be certain." However, a check of Little Rock and North Little Rock Hospitals this morning failed to reveal any information as to his condition. EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday Bitter Intraparty Squabble Develops in Democrat Ranks Duck Island in Lake Ontario, after die Hodge. Freddie Rounsavall and meeting with British Foreign Sec- Drane Adams, guard Jodie Hall and - center Danny Cobb who did some fine line backing. It took the Chicks two full quarters to get their offense to rolling. In spite of the 13-7 half time score, the Wildcats almost completely controlled the ball during the first half. 31 to 13 The Chicks ran 13 offensive plays during the first half and picked up taut one first down while the Wildcats ran 31 and picked up 11 first downs. The Wildcats got their only touchdown on a 45-yard drive after six minutes in the first quarter that was given an able assist 'by a pair of Blytheville penalties. Taking a Blytheville punt at the Chicks' 45, quarterback Dennis Young warmed up his flipping arm. to start North Little Rock's aerial circuits. His very first throw was dropped by chance to go all the way on .he interception but couldn't hold on to the rain-soaked ball. Then Young flipped to halfback Buddy Roberts for 14 yards to get things going. Buddy Roberts and Substitute f or E DC Not Fully Set, Duties Says WATERTOWN, N. Y. (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said today no acceptable substitute for the European Defense Community plan had been fully developed but that he hoped for something to "justify a preliminary meet- ng" of foreign ministers late this month. Dulles flew here from London for •*» ~weekend rest <at his cottage on • Negro Woman Held in Slaying Meeting Planned On German Issue LONDON (AP) — A call went out today for a nine power conference to seek a way to bring West Germany into the Atlantic Alliance, as the United States and Brit ain urged "full equality" for the former Reich. + Secretary of State John Foster Dultes and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, conferring in a long session here yesterday, decided that the meeting of foreign ministers should be held in Lon- Nationalists Hit Reds Heaviest Blow TAIPEH. Formosa (v?)—Nationalist Chinese, flying American built Thunderjets,. teamed up with bombers today in the heaviest air action against the Chinese Reds since the vest pocket war in the Quemoy area flared up 16 days ago. A communique said the raiders attacked Communist shipping off Fukien — the province opposite Formosa — with excellent result. It claimed four gunboats were damaged, one so seriously it probably sank and that a 1,000-ton tanker was destroyed. retary Eden and deciding that a nine-power conference should be ' held late this month to consider j how to bring West Germany into j the Atlantic alliance. i Dulles said in a statement as he i alighted from the plane that he felt "confident that we can continue to count on the Federal Republic of Germany to pursue policies of wisdom and moderation. Share Views He -said he believed the American people generally shared the views of Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany that German sovereignty should be restored. It is apparent, Dulles said, "that there is no adequate substitute for the European Defense Community. Nevertheless we must do the best that we can. Many minds are resourcefully studying what next steps are in order. "We hope that sufficient preparatory work can be done within the coming week to justify a prelim- 35-Year-OId Man Fatally Stabbed In Armorel Dispute Willie Mae Pugh, 28-year-old Blytheville Negro woman, is in county jail here today after being arrested this morning in connection with the fatal stabbing of A. L. Duckins, 35, Negro, at Armorel last night. Duckins died as the result of a But Battle Hidden By Optimistic Show By JACK BELL INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats maintained a national optimistic attitude today despite a bitter intraparty battle which threatened to present Adlai E. Stevenson a cut-price audience tonight for a congressional campaign kick-off address. don late this month. < Dulles "flew back to the United States last night. All 14 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also are slated to get together about Oct. 15 to study the crucial problem of German rearmament. NATO headquarters in Paris called yesterday for the meetinb but did not set the exact time or name a site. Paris has been suggested. Athens and Ottawa also have been mentioned. Invitations To Be Sent The British Foreign Office announced it would issue invitations at once for the London meeting. They will go to the United States and Canada as well as to the six nations which had considered pooling their armed forces in the now- defunct European Defense Community — France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The conference will be able to take up actual methods of linking Germany with NATO, diplomatic nformants said, because French government already agreed in principle to such a tieup. The French want written guarantees, however, that British and American troops will remain on MISSISSIPPI COUNTY BEAUTIES — Here are Mississippi County's two entries in the pageant to name the queen of' the 15th annual National Cotton Picking Cotnest. At left is Bertha Ann Gaines.. third place winner in the Miss Blytheville contest this year. At right is Miss Betty Spiers of Osceola. Bids for Six Air Base Warehouses Opened A Shreveport, La., firm submitted the apparent low bid yesterday when proposals from 19 construction companies were opened by the Corps of Engineers in Little Rock in connection with rehabilitation of six warehouses at the Blytheville Air Force Base. Gray Construction Co. of Shreve- , submitted a bid of 5127,000 while a Stevenson, scheduled for an appearance at a luncheon of Indiana editors and a major speech tonight, had little advance notice of what appeared to be a squabble between his supporters and the Democratic organization regulars for control of the party machinery. This conflict had progressed to the point where Stephen A. Mitchell, national chairman, told a reporter his organization had been forced to halt the printing of tonight's formal program, featuring Stevenson as the principal speaker, to insert a picture of former President Truman. Stevenson, former Illinois governor, was the party's 1952 presidential nominee. His picture already was in the program. Frank McKinney, former national chairman, said in a separate interview that the Mitchell organization, which controls the national committee, had failed to sell the 1,000 seats at a SlOO-a-plate dinner which the party hoped to chalk up in a drive, to relieve what Mitchell has said is a financial pinch for Democratic candidates all over the nation. Few Takers McKinney, who once was Truman's favorite national chairman, said that tickets for tonight's Stevenson dinner address are being hawked without too many takers at $7.50 each. He said he and banker friends ha,d supplied most of the $100 contributions that had been registered. Mitchell said he had no doubt that "a "former official" of the committee was a tt e m p t i n g to make him and Paul M. Butler, In- j _ diana national committeeman and fi n the Nov. 2"general election the South Bend attorney who may be vice president intensified his criti- in line to succeed Mitchell as national chairman, look bad on Stevenson's appearance here. The contrast which Mitchell said lis critics hoped to draw was with the sell-out audience which greeted Truman here at a testimonial dinner for McKinney last Oct. 10. Truman stayed at McKinney's home and had many kind words to say about the former chairman, who is an Indianapolis banker. Mitchell said he thinks the Nixon Hits Trumanism' As Issue V. President Says Question Same as in'52 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vice President Nixon singled out what he called "Trumanism" here last night as the big 1954 campaign issue. He called on the-same voters, "Republicans, Democrats and independents", who sent President Eisenhower to the White House in 1952 to go back to the polls and give him another Republican Congress in November. . In a speech at a $100-a-plate Republican fund raising dinner, Nixon said the issues now were the same as they were in 1952. The issue, he said, is the "Eisenhower record versus a return to Trumanism." On a 31-state_carnpaign tour he _.. said he was waging'for the sole Durpose of helping elect a working- Republican majority in Congress port submitted the aparent low bid of $125,534. Second and third lowest bids were submitted by the only two Arkansas firms represented. C. and B. nstruction Co. of Hot Springs bid of $132,016.11 was submitted by Ben White and Sons of Blytheville. Government estimate for this work was $136,682. This project includes rehabilitation of six one-story warehouses, each 48 by 192 feet. Renovation of the structures will include new asbestos siding, insulation, windows, i doors, heating systems, wiring, deep stab wound that^ grazed the j the continent and German rearma- ~ " ment will not be allowed to run rampant, the sources said. Eden suggested the nine nations heart, according to E. M. Holt, county coroner. The incident occurred when Willie Mae and Duckins, her common law husband, became involved in a Bishop is Guest At Holland Church !rooring and repaMng and replac ~ Building Opening inary meeting of the foreign min- ^family argument at the home of isters of the countries concerned during the week following that. Annie Bledsoe, Armorel Negro, Weather "It would be a mistake to "as- ! jj£ ut 3 a - m " De P ut y Holland Aiken In the fight which followed after they left the house. A. L. was fatally wounded and Willie Mae received cuts on the hand and arm, it was reported. Duckins' body was discovered about 7 a.m. a short distance from the Bledsoe residence, the coroner said. Willie Mae was arrested at her home in Blytheville this morning by Deputy Aiken and Gene Mabry, state policeman. this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with widely scattered showers and thundershowers. No important temperature change*. MISSOUBI — Mostly fair, warm and humid this afternoon .tonight and Sunday; low tonight 65-75; high Sunday 86-95. Minimum thli morning—73. Maximum yeeterday—93. Sunrise tomorrow—5:4«. Sunset today—6:03. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—83. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jim. 1 to thU date — 24.35. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum this morning—65, Precipitation January 1 to date — M.Tf. , surne that any acceptable solution has been fully developed. It would be an even greater mistake to adopt a negative approach which would result in the disintegration of what has been built, since the war, out of the sacrifices, the efforts, the aspirations of many." Sovereignty Necessary Dulles said Adenauer "has been zealous to find ways whereby German rearmament would be so integrated into a single European force that it could never again serve German militarism." Dulles added: "However, he feels that it is no longer possible to withhold sovereignty from Germany until European unity is achieved;, also that there can no longer be deferred the preliminary steps which will permit Germany to exercise the inherent right of individual and collective defense. "I informed the Chancellor that his views in these respects were fully shared by not only President Eisenhower, but by the Congress, and, I believe, by the American people generally." Demos Name Secretary LITTLE ROCK Cfl — Prank E. Robins Jr., Conway publisher, apparently will be the new secretary of the state Democratic Committee. The Arkansas Gazette today predicted his selection, and associates of Orval Faubus, the Democratic nominee for governor, si id unof- Student Group Officers Installed CARUTHERSVILLE — The Student Activity Committee of Caruthersville' High School held its annual installation assembly yes- meet to consider a substitute for EDC soon after the French Assembly torpedoed the unified army plan Aug. ,?n, but the United tates and West Germany indicated they were not ready for such talks. Two Quick Trips The agreement to hold the London conference was reached after Eden made a six - day swing through key European capitals, outlining new British proposals, and Dulles made his whirlwind trip to Bonn and London. Dulles met Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in the German capital and saw Eden and Prime Minister Winston Churchill during his one day stop in London. A joint communique issued after the Dulles-Eden meeting said the two ministers exchanged views "in the light of their recent journeys on the. situation caused by the French assembly's rejection of the EDC" "They agreed," the statement said, "upon the need for speedy- ing of structural framing members. Also included will be grading, mulching and turfing of areas around the buildings and installa- HOLLAND, Mo. — Bishop Ivan tion of drainage culverts. The work is to be completed in Lee Holt, who attended the recent thwarted attempt to keep Tru- cism of the Truman administration in his swing across the former president's home state of Missouri. Clean Up Cited He said 34 million citizens voted in 1952 by the greatest majority in American political history to get rid of the "mess" under the Truman administration, a mess he said was made up of Korea, communism, controls and corruption. He said in its first 20 months the Eisenhower administration had made big strides in "cleaning up man's picture out of tonight's the mess in Washington but there printed program also was intended to emphasize the contrast. Truman wrote Mitchell a letter is a lot more to be done on the constructive side." Applauded frequently fay some publicized here yesterday in which 1 9C o O f • the party faithful who the former president said that President Eisenhower needs a Democratic Congress to "go down in history as a successful president who helped save the free World." No Cooperation staged a flag waving demonsfr-a- tion before he began to speak Nixon said thac ^g^ Presiden { Eisenhower gets a Republican Congress his program "will be stymied." During" the Eisenhower adminis- has ended and "for the first time 12 years the world in which live is at peace." last night that prejudice on a local church level is the greatest drawback to religious unity today. Bishop Holt was guest of honor by the Corps of Engineers, Another set of bids, for construction of seven airmen's dormitories and a dining hall, are scheduled to at the formal opening of the Hoi- i be °P ened b y the Engineers Sept. land Methodist Church's new ed-1 2 ^- ucational building. i At the world Council of church- Cited for Contempt es' ecumenical conference in Evanston, Bishop Holt conducted one I of the union communion services. The $28,000 eductaional building opened last night includes a dining room, kitchen and four class- local fight between dissident Democratic leaders. There was ample evidence, however, that this family argument TOKYO L-B — A Diet committee | S 065 to the heart of a struggle be- dominated by Prime Minister Shi-i- ween divergent elements for con- The Truman argument was that ! tration, he said, both the war in Republicans in Congress would not [Korea and fighting in Indochina support the Eisenhower foreign has ended anri "fnr th*> fir** ««,«» policies of co-operating with friendly nations and only a Democratic Congress could assure such a j "The Truman-Acheson policy got result. jus into war," Nixon said. "The Mitchell said he agreed fully j Eisenhower-Dulles policy got us with this thesis and there was no • out of war." indication Truman himself had any j The vice president said the gov- knowledge of what Democrats | ernment is spending less money generally regarded as primarily a Jin the field of foreign aid today but despite the cut in spending the nation is stronger militarily. Cut Cited Nixon, who turned toward South Se« NIXON' Paye 8 geru Yoshida's political foes cited j tro1 of tf 16 party machinery after him for contempt today when Yo-i Mi ^ cne11 retires shortly after the shida refused for the second time j November elections in which control of Congress will be determined. Mitchell generally represents rooms. In addition, the sanctuary i in a week to appear for question- has been extended to the full depth i ing. of _the church building and the! The 75-year-old prime minister — 0 —.-„, .^« choir loft and chancel redesigned. • went ahead with plans for a world j Democrats who want Stevenson for Other guests last night included tour starting next Weekend, appar- their party's nominee in 1956. But me Rev J. C Montgomery, su- ently ignoring opposition efforts to Stevenson is not expected to be perintendent of the Poplar Bluff' block his departure. See DEMOCRATS Pa?e 8 US - ROK Relations Near Showdown Cohen Awarded Ditch Contract Work Due Monday On Link Between By MURRAY FROMSO.V and GENE KRAMER SEOUL L?!—U.S.-South Korean relations are more strained now S. J. Cohen Co, of Blytheville will terday at the school. Edward Shelton, the school's principal, installed Julie Hawkins as the organization's president. She installed the remaining of- icers, who included Carolyn Bookout, vice president; Ellen Wilks, secretary; Lee Bennett Jones, treasurer; Elizabeth Christian, reporter; Jackie French, historian; nd Jane Ellen Markey, scrapbook keeper. Other committee representatives are Al Pounds, Phyllis McClanahan, Larry Gilmore, Barry Train- r, Jane Kindred, Jerry Dudley, oe Johnson, Connie Parrott, Sue Chris Mehrle, Mary Emma Mere- :ith, Ann Going, and Lowell B. Foster. Superintendent of Schools Del- action and favored the early con- than at any time since the critical yenmg of a preparatory conference days just before the armistice was to consider how best to associate | signed-and there are signs that the German Federal Republic with i a showdown may be near ati ° nS ° n a baSiS ° f full equality." The proposals Ede n outlined this week call for a new Western European alliance much looser than the one-uniform army envisaged by EDC. Britain would play a full role, and the grouping would be a part of NATO. Forfeit Speeding Bonds Three persons forfeited bonds in Municipal Court this morning on charges of speeding. Howard Howell <"nd Edward Gammett forfeited S10.75 bonds refusing to discuss the situation publicly, U.S. officials here and in Tokyo have indicated in private that American patience is being worn thin by Korean grum- , bling over U.S. military and eco- j nomic policies. One responsible official said he would not be surprised to see President Syngman Rhee "Tell us i to get out of Korea lock, stock and barrel." The time is drawing near, he said, when the United States might consider such an oi;der a bluff— and call it. A top U.S. diplomat told newsmen that Korean officials have Am e,can program. Korea has insisted for a year or more that it should take over the spending of aid funds. But two other problems appear to be the source of recently mounting tension: 1. South Korea refuses to accept the new U.S. military strategy of redeploying ground and air forces for instant retaliation in the event of a Communist attack anywhere. 2. South Korea insists on remaining almost wholly aloof from Japan, her closest neighbor in the Western camp. ROK generals have accused the United States of "hesitating to give us the minimum weapons of self defense." Other officials have charged that the United States is abandoning their country to the to Communists by withdrawing four provide mobility. Gen. John E. Hull, U.N. and U.S. Far East commander, and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, 8th Army commander, have assured South Korea that it will not be abandoned. After 40 years as a Japanese colony, Korea is determined not to become tied to Japan economically or militarily. The United States, committed to help both nations, would like to see undeveloped Korea buy consumer goods from Japan. It would save American dollars. But South Korea refuses to buy from Japan. There have been indications Washington has adopted a new get tough policy for South Korea, if it should be necessary. And it is a fact that negotiations for a briefly on coop-j while Eugene Mueck forfeited a; thrown up -several deliberate with the SAC. |$10 bond. (roadblocks" in the path of a suo vast new military aid program have been shifted from Washington air j to Seoul—to be handled by U.S. officials who have been on the U.S. military expert* axgu« that | scene ail along. divisions and some I ar Fountaine and State Line ditches into the Floodway below Highway Bids were opened in Drainage District 17 offices yesterday and Cohen's bid of $25,915 was low. Only two bids were entered. W. K. Ingram Construction Co., of West Memphis, bid $37,890 on the job. Apparently, District 17 will b« paying only a little over $1,000 on the ditch. Missouri drainage districts, which figure some 52,000 acres of their land stand to benefit, put up $24,000 and the Corps of Engineers kicked in $40, COO to take care of work on the Floodway below the point of entry for the new ditch. Spokesmen for District 17 earlier said some 3,200 acres of MiMis- sippi County land will benefit by the new ditch, which will run 11 miles through the New Bar Pits on the eastern fringt at ttot JMf Lak* bottomland*. .-I

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