The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 20, 1954
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW Phenix City Votes Today Under Arms National Guard To Watch Over Polling Booths PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Phenix City voters who once felt the clammy grip of rack eteer rule elect a new city commissioner today under the protective guns of watch ing National Guard troops. And during the day, a racket- busting grand jury ending a two- week recess was to resume its investigation of widespread vote frauds in another election, the Democratic primary last May. Two heavily armed National Guardsmen, part of the milita'ry force that has ta'ken over law enforcement in once-wicked Phenix City under limited martial law, were assigned to patrol each of the city's 11 voting places from 8 a.m. when the polls opened until they close at 6 p.m. They were ordered there by Gov. Gordon Persons to show "the rest of Alabama and the nation that Phenix City can have an honest election." Only one seat on .the three-man city commission was at stake, that of the veteran Commissioner A. L. Gullatt "who declined to seek reelection. Mayor .Elmer Reese and Dr. Seth Floyd, the other two members, hold over. Reese is already under grand jury indictment for wilful neglect of duty because of the wide open gambling which flourished in the notorious Chattahoochee River dens in the lush days before the slaying of crime-buster A, L. Patterson brought on the present cleanup. Five candidates ran for Gullatt's place on the city governing body— which pays $155 a month for the part time work it requires. They are Tom Corley, Judge John A. Freeman of the Russell County Inferior Court, Grover F. Harden, Dr. Clyde M. Knowles and Wade H. Marlowe. Meanwhile, the emergency grand jury which has already written 559 indictments in the first two phases of its vice purge came back to hear the first of perhaps 100 witnesses under subpoena. A source close to the jury, said < the witnesses, whose names haven't been disclosed, have been identified chiefly with the election complaints. THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Malcolm Greenway, Pltf. vs. No. 12,645 Tommie Jackson and Minnie Matthews, Dfts. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Commissioner in Chancery, will, pursuant to the order of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, rendered on the 30th day of July, 1954, in a cause therein pending wherein Malcolm Greenway is plaintiff and Tommie Jackson and Minnie Matthews are defendants, on the 12th day of October, 1954, offer for sale at public auction at the south door of the Mississippi County Courthouse in the City of Blytheville, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, to the highest and best bidder the following lands and property located-in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi Coun- COMEDY ACT — The comedy team of Low, Kite and Stanley will app e a r in the grand stand show to be presented at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair here Sept. 21 - 26. These stair - stepped co m e d i a n s range in height from three feet, two inches through five- live to seven feet, nine inches. Among their comedy skits is a takeoff on the Andrews Sisters. Tito Opposes Joining NATO But Cooperation With Organization Possible, He Says BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (#) — President Tito says Yugoslavia should spurn any invitations to join NATO because the Atlantic pact "is increasingly assuming a political hue — a struggle against communism." "We are painted a Socialist hue," he told a rally in the Slovene village of Celje yesterday, and "there is no place for us in a bloc which has an anti-Socialist. tendency." He added, however, that cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was possible and would be continued by his government. In addition to receiv- .ng Western military aid, Yugoslavia is allied in a mutual defense pact with Greece and Turcey, both NATO members. Referring to his Communist regime's relations with Iron Curtain countries, Tito said he would 'gladly accept any gesture of good will" by Russia. Yugoslavia has been at odds with the Soviets and their satellites since Tito broke with the Comin- ! orm in 1948. but he has remained a staunch Communist. American informants in Rome pointed out that the Yugoslav leader's apparent overture to the Kremlin did not indicate a switch in policy as he has made similar itatements before. The sources aid Tito has not softened toward Moscow, but actually has turned his back on recent Russian friendship gestures because he feels the Kremlin still wants to interfere in he internal affairs of nations which come into its orbit. Today y, Arkansas, .to-wit: Lots One (1) and Two (2) in Block Six (6), Wilson's First Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Said sale will be held between he hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon n the date aforesaid and will be made to the highest bidder on a Tedit of three months. The pur- ;haser at said sale will be required to give bond, with approved ecurity, to secure the payment of he purchase price and a lien will e retained on said lands further o secure such purchase money. WITNESS my hand this the 17th ay of September, 1954. GERALDINE LISTON, Commissioner in Chancery. 9/20-27-10/4 By NORMAN WALKER LOS ANGELES Iff) — The American Federation of Labor opens its annual convention today on a political keynote that organized labor cannot win the United States Senate in the November elections, but may carry the House. An advance report by the AFL's Executive Council conceded there is "little likelihood .of having a clear, pro-labor majority in the Senate after this year's election." But the AFL's top governing group was highly hopeful of some labor gains in the Senate, where only a third of the members are up for election, and in the House where all members face the voters. "There is an exceptionally good chance," the council's report said "for Labor to make substantia gains in this election if the workers of the country* can be prevailed upon to register and vote in full strength in what is- generally re garded as an off-year election." To Hear Meany The convention was to hear an opening address by AFL Presideh' George Meany and an afternoon speech by the labor spokesman of the Eisenhower administration, Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. A demand for a 35-hour week — to replace the present 40-hour we'ek provided in the wage hour law — was proposed by the AFL counci to the* convention as a way o: spreading work to combat the unemployment situation. The council also called on th convention to ask Congress to increase the law's present 75-cent an-hour minimum wage to $1.25 to fatten worker incomes and to augment consumer purchasing OPENS 6:30 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY N1TE! RAIN OR SHINE! LAST TIMES TONIGHT [TECHNICOLOR JOY ™ c ESTHER AH0Y! PLUS TWO COLOR CARTOONS ADMISSION 50c CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENTS Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature HOWARD MUSHES P r**. n n ROBERT MITCHUM-JEAN SIMMONS ARTHUR HUNNICUTT couldn't say HO EKAI MIOMIUN • WALLACE fMO • KATWM WAIMH —AND— WALTER WANGER Pictures, Inc. Presents ROBERT CUMM1NGS i, An Eagle Lion Films ?el±aie< Metro News Admitted for 2 - 50c Tickets —AND— JENMFKR JONKS WAlNrt MO*. II tfllAif Plus Cartoon "Safety Second" TUES., WED. ? & THURS. Double Feature * FIBBER McKE I MOLLY EDGAR BERfiEN i "TRAPPED" With Lloyd && Barbara BRIDGES PEYTOTf ALSO CARTOON Piano-Playing Hormel Heir Jailed 10 Hours LOS ANGELES (AP) — An early morning arrest put George A. Hormel n, musician and meat packing fortune heir, in jail for 10 hours in a narcotics case highlighted by an encounter between arresting officers and HormeTs friend, actress Rita Moreno. Hormel, 26, divorced from French actress Leslie Caron, is free today on $1,500 bond on a habeas corpus writ returnable Thursday in Superior Court. At a press conference arranged by her studio last night, Miss Moreno, who wasn't arrested, said, "When the officers said they were O'Grady and O'Connor, I thought it was a gag. But I didn't kick him. I just pushed him in the stomach and slapped his right hand." ' Sgt. John E. O'Grady, of the police narcotics detail, who was in the arresting party early yester day with Matthew O'Connor, state narcotics inspector, had a different version. "I was met by 100 pounds of wildcat," said O'Grady, claiming that Miss Mareno kicked and struck him. She told newsmen, "If I had known they were policemen wouldn't have fought them." Hormel was arrested in front of his Laurel Canyon home by the officers who said 'they found 13 marijuana cigarettes above the sun visor of his automobile. He had just come from a night club where he plays the piano with a trio. O'Grady said a parking lot near the night club had been under investigation for several weeks as 'a hot bed of marijuana peddling." The ruckus with Miss Moreno occurred after the officers and Hormel entered his • house. Miss Moreno, asleep on a couch, was awakened. It was while O'Grady was trying to examine her purse that the set-to occurred. He said he looked in the purse, anyway, but found nothing unusual. Hormel, booked on suspicion of narcotics law violation, said, "I don't know how the cigarettes got in my car. I certainly did not put them there. "I have never been a user. I power. Unemployment was labelled by the AFL council as labor's number one problem. The AFL leaders told the convention's 700 delegates that the nation's jobless probably totals more nearly five million than the 3,245,000 officially counted as unemployed if those workers temporarily laid off and working only part time are included. The "convention shaped up as one of the most harmonious in many years. Delegates were "due to adopt a plan for arbitrating or submitting to neutrals all disputes between rival unions which for years have plagued the AFL. -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen •l^^apKVV««M^Adb**M***BWW»4BV< AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature filmed in «tiic« in« jrtitnttl k; WARNER BROS. ^T—. WCOFKOMCK UNITED STATES PICTURESmum FJJD) wwura IT WARNER BROS. V7 -WARN ERPH ONI C SOUND —AND— ALSO CARTOON TUBS., & WED. Double Feature 1ACK M0»£t MtOBUCTlONS MKUITt —AND— FEMALE j ctnrt ALSO SHORT am not at present and will never use narcotics of any description." Hormel, known as "Georgie" in the music world, added that "I've been around narcotics a good part of my life and know others who use it, but because of what I have seen I know enough to stay away from it." His- attorney, Bentley Harris, said Hormel "most assuredly intends to plead not guilty to any charges." Coed Admits Kidnap Story Was Big Hoax BOSTON {.•?h-Miss Nancy Plummer, 23, a Radcliffe College student from Warren, Pa., has admitted that her story of being kid- naped, doped and robbed was a hoax. The pretty graduate student was the object of a wide search from last Wednesday until late Saturday night. An alert patrolman spotted her in a garage. Her first story was that she had been taken away against her will. Later, she said she had "blacked out" in a department store, but she also changed that story. Under questioning by police, she said that actually she drew 14 books from the school library and took a train to Portland, Maine, for some quiet study in a hotel. LITTLB LIZ— People don't often think olike" —except when It comes to buying wedding presents. Mobile Shop >r.AND ,RAPIDS, Mich. rome Kozminski, 31, partially paralyzed World War n veteran, has a gift shop on wheels — a small trailer attached to his car. It features '"'oils he makes. Pennsylvania Hit by Three Tornadoes DUSHORE, Pa. L* — Three-hit- run tornadoes struck near three communities in North Central Pennsylvania last night, knocking down power lines, damaging roofs and causing extensive damage to at least two farms. No casualties were reported. State police at the Dushore Barracks said the storms "seemed to set down on two farms and then take off again." They left behind a splintered woodshed and silo, levelled pig pens and fallen trees. One cow was killed. The weather bureau at Harrisburg said state police reported the three tornadoes through its station at Williamsport, A spokesman said the bureau had no information of its own about the storms. An American Airlines DC6, carrying 74 passengers on a flight from Chicago to New York, reported running into turbulent weather over western Pennsylvania. The plane turned back and landed at Relax In Air Conditioned Comfort Cleveland after baggage was • Memory PaYS Off spilled from racks onto seats and! ' * two women suffered minor in-' juries. Another plane, a Trans Canada Airlines flight from New York to Toronto, returned to Idlewild Airport after its pilot said he was unable to get around thunderstorms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PEARL HARBOR (AP) — A good memory paid off for both the government and Frank G. Medeiros, veteran of 31 years service as an army civilian employe. Me- deiores remembered an old water line in time to save the government $31,480 on a new project. H« received a $275 cash award. The apple blossom is the state flower of Arkansas. Read Courier News Classified Adi. WHEN COLDS MAKE HIM CRY- DOES MORE When a cold ma&es your child miserable, be needs a medication that does more than just work on his chest. He needs Vicks VapoRub — because it acts two ways at once: 1. VapoRub relieves muscular soreness and tightness, stimulates chest surfaces. 2. At the same time, VapoRub's special medicated vapors also bring relief with every breath. Y.ou can't see these vapors, but your child can jeel them as they travel deep into the nose, throat and large bron-' chia! tubes. Congestion starts breaking up. Coughing eases. Soon he enjoys warming relief that lasts for hours. So when colds strike, use the best-known home remedy to relieve such suffering— 5 Vicks VapoRub. Rub on Kef/ef ..'..'. Breathe in ftfrficf MON.,&TUES. Shows at 7:15 & 9:15 p. m.| Jane WYMAN Rock HUDSON Barbara RUSH In Lloyd C. Douglas* "Magnificent Obsession" Color by Technicolor WED., & THURS. "Bad For Starring Charlton HESTON Lizabeth SCOTT Dianne FOSTER '4,900 IN CASH PRIZES Sept. 30-Oct.1 Held in Blytheville — Mississippi County — World's Largest Rain Grown Cotton Producing County DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Penney, salesman for SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. located on Walnut & Railroad Streets? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing: the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" ... will featiire PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs 1 I I AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 pan. for Ritz & Boxy Program Announcemenls LAST TIMES TODAY TYHOHE POWER TERRY MOORE MICHAEL RENNIE 2a 4 Divisions- Open Over 65 Attractions • BEAUTY REVUE — Sept. 30. $1100 in prizes. • STYLE SHOW — Featuring Clothing from cotton bags. • COTTON PARADE. • COTTON BALL — Night of Oct. 1. Tex Beneke and his orchestra. • STREET DANCE — Night of Sept. 30 • FREE RODEO AND ENTERTAINMENT Paramount News and Selected Shorts •Tues. 'Wed. 'Thurs. *Fri 20th'Century-Fox's production in 1 Address All Inquiries to: NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Sponsor-id by Blythtyillt Junior Chambtr of Commtrct Takes yo« beyond the treacherous torrents of Los Concheros.... beyond the land of the Slack Sand I GARY COOPER at HOOKER SUSAN HAYWARD a< LEAH RICHARD WIDMARK Original sin... drawing them like a magnet to this place... to each other! In the wonder of 4-TRACK. HIGH-FIDELITY STMEOfHONlC SPUME -in, HUGH MARLOWE • CAMERON MITCHELL Produced 5y CifNtedSy CHARLES BRACKETT-KENRY HATHAWAY *».*,» FRANK FENTON dyn i Story t>i f<t4 fttteiKi #* «'"« Par. Ntws & Cincmascopt Short 'Fartw«ll Symphony*

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