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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MM6OUM TOL. LI—NO. 16« Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGEg Published bally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY riVB CENTS West Told Of Threat From Reds British Official Warns NATO Of Soviet's Might By EDDY G1LMORE PARIS (AP) — A high British officer warned the' West today the Soviet Union's military threat has never been greater but said he does not believe the Russians want to start a world conflict. Speaking to the defense ministers of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Gen. Sir John Whiteley, Britain's member on NATO's three-man executive standing group in the Pentagon, said: "The Soviet's military threat to NATO has never,been greater tlnm it is today." Then he added-: "I don't believe the Soviets want war and ihey will probably try to avoid it if there's an adequate deterrent." Gen. Whiteley said Russia has achieved spectacular successes with jet fighters and bombers, with nuclear weapons and with submarines. Greatly Strengthened "Their progress" he declared, ''has been much more than we had foreseen a few years ago." On the ground, he said, the Red army is "Greatly .strengthened in quality and equipment. It is in much better shape than ever before." The British officer said the Russians have mastered the production problems 01 manufacturing jcl arplanes for the H-bomb tine. ••They've got a much better ail- force than ever before." he said. Whiteley said the recent announcement by Russia and her satellites of reduction of their armed forces by 800,000 men means no significant lowering of their ability to launch an attack. He said this was bcause he quality of weapons and trained soldiers havn materially improved in the U.S.S.R. Created Temptation Generated by Soviet smiles at last summer's summit conference and elsewhere, the "Geneva spirit" hns created a temptation for some Western governments to cut defense spending and reduce military service. — The ministers began their three- day discussion well aware that it was the strength of NATO which may have brought about the milder temperature of the cold war. Britain's decision of last week to reduce her armed forces by 100.000 men by March 31, 1958, however, could set a fresh example for other members. The United States already has in swing a reduction . of armed forces to 2,850.000 men by mid- 1956, a cutback from 3,685.000 at the peak of the Korean War. At Last, NCPC Of '55 Begins • The twice-delayed 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest was held up briefly again this morning, but nobody minded — this time it wasn't rain. The contest, scheduled to start at 10 o'clock, didn't get underway until about 11 because of the heavy registration of entries. Despite this only about 100 pickers — considerably fewer than usual — whipped through the 40-acre contest site on Ruddle Road in quest of the $2,500 in cash prizes. Winner of the event was to be $• • : ——— named "World Champion Cotton THEY'RE OFF — Nearly 100 sets of nimble fingers began picking away at the cotton in the National Cotton Picking Contest site this morning as the 16th annual contest got underway. Shown here is the start of the 1955 contest which was twice delayed by rain and wei weather. (Courier News Photo) Dulles Tells Legionnaires; US' Geneva Aim: To Meet Soviet Obstruction and Exploit Harmony MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said today the United States will go into * this month's'Big Four foreign ministers conference with two sets of plans: One to meet any Russian obstruction and the other to exploit genuine Soviet harmony moves. Dulles also said in a foreign policy address prepared for the 37th Annual Convention of the American Legion: t 1 World opinion eventual]*' will "We can then confidently move' of Great Britain, Prance and Rusi -. ...,., ! _,_ ...:„ meet Qt Gene v a beginning followup to the Big conference of last force Russia to relax its grip on Germany and to liberate sat- duce and control the instruments on lo international measures to re-: sia will of death." Dulles said. Oct. 27 Four summit Tilts country, he said, must be| summer, prepared neither to rebuff any au-l Friendly Policy thentic Soviet move toward easing, Du| , es (old the lcgionnaires So . fusions .nor^to cxp^s^the^Umtedj v , e( po , k , y a[ prcsent ls to -appear ^ mingle with all the Perhaps, he said, the So- ellite peoples in Eastern Europe. 2. Soviet acceptance of President Eisenhower's plan for aerial in- spcrlinn and exchange of military blueprints would provide the basis vicu )jui for further international disarma-j States to later "mortal danger."| fl . lcnd i v ment controls. " " ' I Dulles and the foreign ministers; Speculation Ends; Molotov to Attend Geneva Parley MOSCOW iAP)- or -Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov | ver . world. I viets have a proverb something like the American one which says: "If you can't lick 'em, join "em." In his speech Dulles the United States loves peace, but "not peace at any price." He declared: "There is no nation in the world. which is more utterly dedicated to peace than is our nation." Dulles said Russian leaders have "rapidly changed their demeanor." But, he added, "we cannot tell whether what is now going oni marks a genuine change of purpose | whether it is merely a maneu-l Picker" and receive $1,000 in cash at 4 o'clock. Other awards, in addition to the open division, will be given in the women's division, the over 65 division and the youth division. Women's winner receives $250 and winners in the other two divisions get S50 each. The grandstand show begins at Walker Park at 1 o'clock and will continue until judging is completed and winners announced at 4. Gathings Here Feature of the afternoon will be a speech by E. C. (Took) Gathings of West Memphis, First District Representative to Congress. Other highlights include Smiling Joe Roper and the Melody Boys gospel singers, Sammy Barnhart and is western band, and a fashion show of entries in the "clothing from cotton bags contest." Ruthie Returns Ruthie Jane Wasson, University of Arkansas student from Harrison, selected queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest at the beauty pageant Sept. 29, was scheduled to be present at today's activities to take part in crowning of the winner. Until the floodgates opened up on Blytheville the night before the contest was originally scheduled, chances were good for the largest number of entries in the contest in many years, P. D. Foster, general chairman, said. Advance entries was above average, but after the two postponements, most of the pickers who had registered previously failed to show up for the event this morning, he said. But fairly large registration this morning ran the entry list to near the 100 mark. New Cotton Estimate: 13,928,000 Bales WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department harvest-time report today estimated this year's government-controlled cotton crop at 13,928,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. This figure is 1,055,000 bales more than the 12,873,000 bales forecast by the department a month ago. It compares also with 13,696,000 bales produced last year, 12,952,000 for the 10-year (1944-53) average and with the government's goal of about 10 million bales. This year's crop, as" was last year's, was grown under rigid federal planting and marketing quotas designed to prevent the accumulation of additional surplus supplies. Supplementing this year's production is a carryover supply oi about 11,100,000 bales from past big crops. Ike Resigned to Long Period of Recovery By ERNEST VACCARO DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower continued to progress satisfactorily today as he cheerfully resigned him. self to a long period of recovery and convalescence, which may keep him out of the White House the rest of the year. "The President had a very good* ————— \V. II. Wyatt said today he will leave by air Oct. 25 for the Geneva Bigj Four foreign ministers' conference opening two days later. No Clues Found In Manhunt FBI, SeMo, Missco Officers Join In Search for Convict CARUTHERSVILLE — Pemiscot • county authorities said this morning that Walter Eldrige (Bob) Rice, who escaped from the Jasper County, Mo., Jail after being accused of attempted murder, remains at large. Rice, 31, of Caruthersville, broke jail Aug. .30 and local authorities got the idea this weekend that he was hiding out near his brother's home six miles south of here, near the Mississippi River levee. Saturday morning, sheriff's deputies rushed to the levee and questioned the brother,' Charles Rice. He was booked Saturday night for an improper automobile license and assisting a criminal. He is in the county jail here. Arkansas State Police and county oflicers from Blytheville joined ; Missouri's Highway Patrol in the j search Saturday afternoon. Woods Searched An FBI ngent from Kennett joined forces and a State Patrol plane from Sedalia was used to canvass farmland and woods in the area. Rice wasn't found so the manhunt continued Sunday and the plane was used to look over the river from Caruthersville to six miles .south. At least two more P. B. I. agents helped cover the territory Sunday night. Haytl and Caruthersville police were on the lookout for the five feet, eight inches, 167 pound man, who lists his occupation as musician and laborer. Rise has brown eyes and dark brown, curly hair. He has tattoos on his arms and body and may be armed. Law enforcement officers assisting included Clyde Orion nnd Albert (Spud) Walker, PemiscoL deputy sheriffs; Herman Lane Short and Holland Alken, Mississippi County, Ark., deputy sheriffs; Ben Gavin and Gene Mabry, Arkansas State Police; Jeff Hickmjin, Ed Kfilsey, Missouri Patrol troopers, nnd Euless Slanfield, Caruth- ersvllle policeman. The veteran Soviet diplomat made the disclosure to Lester B. Pearson. Canada's foreign secretary, during n luncheon which the visiting Canadian gave Tor Molotov at. the Canadian embassy Molotov's announcement stopped cold speculation in Western riiplo^ ma tic circles here that his self-! criticism, published in the latest issue of the mgazine Communist might mean he wouldn't be going to Geneva. The Old Bolshevik has admitted making: a mistake on an obscure point in Communist ideology, and Western diploma t-s here today were trying to guess what is afoot. Possibilities mentioned ranged from a shift in Soviet foreign policy to a new struggle for power in the ruling circle. "The ideological point, riu.sed so obscure that it serins his not on foreign policy that he milled error. ad- Vickrey Calls UtleyFire Arson Case CARUTHERSVILLE — The Wednesday morning; fire that demolished Hubert Utley's Place, a night club at Holland, "was definitely arson.'' according to James Vick-i rev> Pcmiscot county prosec In telling of eventual freedom for East Germany imd the Soviet sat-, cllitcs. Dulles said there are "some skepiics" who doubt such changes $13,700 YMCA Goal Scheduled Vickery said investigation lias! shown entrance was gained throiiKn isia side door and two five-gallon oil | re-! cans were emptied in the padlocked j can be brought about peacefully. He added: Conclusion Not Justified "History does not justify this conclusion. The recent liberation of Austria came about primarily because world opinion insistently demanded it as a step which represented elemental justice. In the same way world opinion will act as' a compulsion on the Soviet Union to relax its grip upon East Germany and to permit the unification of Germany. ,,,,.,- . "Also, T believe that world opin-, r-mincr"! ion will compel the restoration ot: munity Chest agency which this "i national independence to the cnp-j year is conducting its own campaign live states of Eastern Europe." > in view of the fact that there will Dulles, who was scheduled to fly; be no 1955 Chest drive, (o Denver after his speech to dn-; Kickoff for the event will be on cuss foreign policy problems with; Oct. 18 ant j sponsors hope to clos- Officials Hope To Conduct Drive Within One Week i A $13,100 goal for BIytheville's! YMCA was outlined today by \V. H. ! Wyatt, general chairman of the fund-raising campaign. The Y is another Blytheville Com- Eagle Court For Boy Scouts Glen Ray Boyette To Get Top Award .. Glen Ray Boyett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyett, 501 S. Lake, will receive Scon ting's highest award tonight when he gets his Eagle badge at a North Mississippi County District Court of Honor. Boyett is a member of Blytheville Boy Scout Troop 31. which is sponsored by Dud Ca.son Post of American Legion. Kenneth Richardson is the Scoutmaster. District Chitirman James Gardner is to preside over tonight's session which gets under way at 7:30 in the Legion Hut. Blytheville Troop 36 will assist in the Eagle Court, first held in Blytheville in years. Other Scouts from various troops will receive various awards at the j court also. pretext amusement house. cantaiion can only be a JJICU-.M; Hnmorinc-nt, iiu.«, e . ! about the outcome of the foreiL- for disassociating Soviet foreign! No arrests have been made and I ministers meeting policy from a man with whom the! 0 |fj cers sa j t j Po.'-idium does not niiree, one Wesiern observer. Confessed Mistuke is a mystery why; want to burn the • anyone would place. Authorities indictaed that Better Know Trade two possible reasons are. being. He added that there was no checked without much evidence! ATr . NTA ,# . ]nrt . mith ™apparent reason for "such a quick! !hus fiu . i ATLANTA iff 1 ,—A locksmith u<... .solution «< discrediting a man who] The night club hasn't been in to , W01 ,' k f'"! y tnd f, y s ? he f UK has b,en foreign minister for 15 operation lnce it m padlock ^/^^^ hTb^ 5 Ti 500-word letter priiHcd by ^.tV^^^ o^i^r^ the marine Communist, Molotov ; _. .. ; stalled a tine old oak dooi .inci .. confessed he had made a mistake in a speech to the Supreme Soviet Feb. 8 when he referred to the Soviet Union as a country where "the foundations of socialist society already exist." What he should have said, he explained, was that the Soviet Union has already built a socialist society superstructure and is ready to proceed to communism. Politically Dangerous Such an error, he said, was theoretically and politically dangerous, and n contradiction of numerous official party decisions. The Supreme Soviet to which Molotov spoke was the one at which Georgi Malenkov resigned as premier and nlso confessed faults. One Western diplomat said It wns a "peculiar lime" for the foreign minister to ndmit errors publicly, .fust before Ihe Geneva inert ing. This source ad',!ed that he wondered if Molotov would represent the Soviet Union there. Even if he does go, the diplomat said, he has been downgraded to "just n messenger boy." One Wesiern diplomat pointed out that Mololov has nlwnys been; associated with ft "hard foreign; policy" toward the West, while Ihe Soviet is now pursuing a ".smiling"! .policy. His Feb. 8 speech wns still j along the hard line, but It was attorney. Utley was shot down in n gang- 50-year-old lock on his store Saturday. But when he got home he cii^- . land style killing last March. His j covered he'd left 'the keys to i!u murderers remain at large. ' lock inside the store. it within a week of that date. Wyatt pointed out that the coal lias been set at the same ligui'e the Y requested of the Community Chest for this year's operation. Group Chairmen Here is a list of group chairmen named by Wyatt: Big gifts, J, W. Adams; .commercial and industrial. C. W. Kapp; schools, Harry Furr and i he Rev. Harold Eggensperger; chain siorrs, Milton Howard; city division. John Cnudill, James Terry. Bill Williams; residential. Mrs. Walter Day; «ov- See YMCA on PUR*-' IB Man Jailed After Commandeering 3 Vehicles, Drivers in 3-State Ride HARRISON, Ark (,<PJ — A sik-ni young man thought it over in jail here today at the end of what police said wns a hectic three- state trip during which the prisoner commandered two taxicabs, a farmer's automobile and their drivers. Police Chief Hulen Martin identified the man who surrendered without resistance when stopped, as Max W. Mueller II, 21, of Memphis. Martin said Mueller forced his unwilling chauffeurs at gunpoint to drive him from Memphis to Cardwell, Mo., then to Harrison and to Green Forest, Ark. Memphis Police Chief J. C. Mnc- dona Id said Mnuller recently was pnroled from P Georgia prison where he had served time for robbery. Macdonald added that, IIP wanted to question Mueller the $8,000 robbery at a Memph:.- motel Wednesday of M. A. Bobbit of Cincinnati. At Hnyli Mueller refused to discuss his journey, but Chief Martin gave this accounts: In Memphis Saturday ni;;li;, Mueller posted $100 bond with a tnxi company for a trip to St, I.oiu.-. About 100 miles from Memphis, nt Hayti. Mo., Mueller pulled a sun on driver Harry Gowan and nr- derod Gowan to drive south to Little Rock. Near Cardwell. Mo., Mueller ordered Gow&n to stop at a faun house, the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. James H. Sifford. He bound Gowan nnd Mrs. Sifford with adhesive tupc nnd forced Sifford to drive him to Harrison In Sifford's nutoniobilc At Harrison, Mueller handed snf- ford $10 with which to purrhn'-e gasoline for the trip back home, locked the fanner in the car trunk nnd called a taxi. Freed Self Mueller transferred his belongings — a suitcase, a duffle bag and several boxes — irom Siflord's car to George Eddings' cab and directed the driver to la?!: him to Green Forest, 20 miles away. Police got on the trail as a result of Eddings' phone call to his office to nsk the fare to Green Forest and Siffords' call to police when he freed himself from the car trunk with the aid of a tire tool. Benton County Sheriff Joe Mean.s and Stnte Trooper Leon Clinton stopped the taxi near Gateway, on the Arkansas-Missouri state hue. FBI Agent A. M. Bryant at LiMle Rock snicl federal authorities wrre Invcstlgnllng to see whether Mueller would he charged with Interstate kidnaping. Chances of Ike Running Again Said'50-50' CORONA DEL MAR. Calif. (/?)There is an "even. 50-50 chance thauj President Eisenhower win run for j re-cU'cMon," .says J. Howard Pyle, .1' i presidential assistant. j ' The former Arizona governor did | I not. elaborate on Ihe statement, :ni ITCSSUIL; Orange County Republi-j is u-stmby oxi.Tpt to say: If God will spare this man for j ; us for 11 few more years. \vp will see . I a ni'\v ,'ra of in'i>iT.:Hion;t! peart 1 ." : • Pyle .said the Democratic party; I \vil.l put :in e.siimatrd 25 million dol- | -s m the 1956 campaign while "the | Republicans will do well to muster •three million doUars." The rp.npei , lor GOP suece.^s. he luwerieci. is to i "uo out house-to-house, and pfrson- I to-pcrson and tell the truth about ; te party." j Former Noble Hotel Owner Dies in Virginia E. F. Lampkin, former owner of Hotel Noble here, died this morning ru Chiirlottesville. Va., it was learned here today. Mr. Lnmpkin. who was born in Georpiii. purchased the Noble from Mrs. Sybil Noble January, 1954, nnd sold it to the present owner, J. H. Parke. in April of this year. Mr. Lampkin still owned three hotel."' in Arkansas at his death. Funornl arrangements were Incomplete. night's sleep of more than eight hours," a 7 a.m. MST medical bulletin said. "His condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." The prospects he will retire at the end of his present term were heightened, however, by expert medical opinion that it is impossible to say now whether he will be "physically able" to run again. While progress from his heart attnck of Sept. 24 has been satisfactory, and his morale is high. He has agreed to a decision of his doctors to keep him at. Fitzsimon; Army Hospital for about anothr month. These things became clear as the aftermath of a Sunday news conference at Lowry Air'Force Base, Dr. Paul Dudley Whire, noted Boston heart specialist, speaking for himself and the President's bedside doctors, said 1. The President will not fly to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., for at least four weeks and maybe not until the end of five more weeks. 2. Eisenhower is not "100 per cent" out of danger and it still is "too early to say" whether he will have "a complete recovery," but he has passed the period when complications normally would occur. "President Happy" 3. He thinks it should be "close to the first of the year" before the President goes back to the White House. j 4. The President is "hnppy" at; the hospital and will need a bit of! work—such as his conference next! Mason DayC Blytheville business- Tuesday with Secretary of Stutej ]ms been named ch!lirrnan Dulles — to keep him from! , , "bubbling over" and to -protect! for tne 1956 March of Dimes in his heart from the effects of his! North Mississippi County, overactive brain." Announcement of Day's appoint- Thc President, who will observe men( . was made by A _ s _ (Todd) chairman of the Mason Day Mason Day Is Dimes Chairman He'll Head Drive In North Half Of County co-owner of R. D. Hughes Clothing Two Forfeit Traffic Bonds John Robert Hurt and Tfx Haynos both forfeited bonds of $122.25 on charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor in state cases hoard in Municipal Court this morning. In a city case, the trial of Walter Brown, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, was continued to.Thursday. Bond was set at $150. Charles McGuirt forfeited a Sit) bond on a speeding charge in the only other city case heard this morning. In state cases, McKinley Matthews and Leo Archie McKenzie both forfeited $19.75 bonds on charges of having improper vehicle licenses. ,Len Arthur Rounsaville forfeited two bonds of $19.75 each on separate charges of having no driver's license and having an improper vehicle license. John W. Johnson forfeited a bond of $19.75 .on a speeding charge nnrt Charley Walker forfeited a similar bond on an improper passing charge. $23.000 Spent Harrison pointed out that during the past, ye;ir 40 polio patients of Mississippi County have been aided by the March of Dimes program. This aid cost more than $23.500 and patient aid through the chap- iter will moan an additional. $7,500 jtay tin" 1 end of rho year, Harrison said. { Other county campaign chairmen .will to 1 named in the near future by I Dnv, Harrison said. Weather Seek Men in Coofer Theft, Beating CARUTHEHSVILLE — Pemiscot. men when they robbed him at Coot- County authorities said Sunday afternoon that investigation is continuing into the $800 robbery around 1 a.m. Sunday of last week. Arthur M. iPnp) Hinson of Cooler last Ihe sight of his right eye ns the result of n beating by Uw two I erul men. Hiason told investigators the men were waiting In hiding at his homo after ho had closed Ms pool hull. Since Hinson gave "a pretty good description" of the culprits, sheriff's deputies have been questioning scv- XORTHKAST ARKANSAS; Clear ! to partly cloudy and a little warmer 1 this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; Wednesday partly cloudy and mild; high this afternoon mid 70s; low tonight low to mid 40s. MISSOURI—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; a little warmer' .south and east central this afternoon; low tonight 50s northwest to 45-50 southeast; high Tuesday middle 80s northwest to near 80 southeast. Muximum Saturday—7t. Minimum Sunday—41. Maximum yesterday—75. Minimum this morning—45. Sunrise tomorrow—6:03. Sunset todny—5:32. Menu temperature—60. Precipitation 2-1 hours (7 a.m. to T p.m.)-.09. Pn'fipitnilon Jfln. 1 to date—4220. This Hate Last Year Maximum yesterday— 86. ) Ml»I "mm ihla mornliiK- 55. precliiHuUcm Jan. 1 to date—M.I*.

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