The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 11, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 170 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllls Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY rrva CENTS Brother Act Repeats In NCPCfor'55 The brother team from Monette made history repeat itself yesterday at the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest when they repeated as winners in two of the four divisions of competition. Carroll E. McAfee was crowned World's Champion Cotton Picker for the second consecutive year. And for the second consecutive year he picked up $1,000 of stylish, green United States legal tender. Carroll's younger brother, Jerry, also repeated his 1954 feat by pick- Ing up the winner's share of $50 for topping the youth division. A Blytheville woman, Mrs. Louise Daniels, won the Women's division and the $250 cash that went with the title. W. H. Clifton of Wardell won $50 in the 65-years and older division. Hot Hands The McAfee brothers, long noted for their cotton picking prowess, together picked a net total of 146.7 pounds of cotton during the two- hour contest. Carroll's winning total was 92.3 pounds and Jerry's net was 54.4. An indication of how much better the cotton is this year is shown by the fact that Carroll won last year with a net total of 79.2 pounds. The 25-year-old Korean veteran has been working in Detroit during part of the past year and returned to his home near Monette to help j his father, Clyde McAfee, during harvest season. They farm 40 acres in Craighead County. McAfee said he was going to put his winnings in the bunk. That's where most of last year's prize money went, he said. Former winners of the cotton picking contest also placed second and third in the open division. Roy C. Peterson (1952) of Blytheville, pocketed $250 for picking 91 pounds and placing second; and Morris Ware (1941)" got $100 as third place money. He picked 89.1 pounds. Other Featured Other activities during the afternoon yesterday included a fashion show of winners of the "clothing from cotton bags contest," sponsored by the Blytheville Jnycettes. hillbilly music and singing and a speech by- Congressman E. C. (Took) Gainings of West Memphis. Gainings, speaking on the problems facing cotton farmers and agriculture in general ,said, "something is going to have to be done to get the farmer out of the squeeze he's in." Gathings spoke of the various proposals that have been made for disposing of the huge cotton sur- been complicated by a light bron- plus now on hand. chial pneumonia." These included an increase in use Thus was the first indication that| of cotton throughout the world, sale the Chancellor is seriously ill. He! of cotton abroad under Public Law has been confined to his home for! 430. increases in population which the past five days. ; will mean increased demand for First announcemrnts ,=aid Ade- cotton and sale of surplus on the niiuer was sui'lerinQ only from a world market at competitive cold. This diagnosis was later i prices. amended to tonsillitis, nnd yester-j Use of all of these methods must day In "feverish bronchitis." j be cultivated and increased, he Iiuimates witd he became chilledl said. during a nicht drive from Luxem-j Gathings mentioned the newest bourns? to Bonn last Wednesday! cotton crop estimate for this year after hi? daylonsr conference with 1 and said the one million bale in- French Premier "Edaar Faure and; crease probably would mean anoth- Foreign Minister Anioine Pinny on-er acreage cut next year of proba- the Saar plebiscite. [ bly five per cent. Family Concerned \ot Working After hi? return he looked pale He pointed out that the system and tired. of acreage controls hasn't been Even before today's announce- working and that some oilier meth- ment, Adenauer's illness hadiod should be tried. He .urged insti- alarmed his friends and family. Ilej union of a two-price system. is subject to colds and this is hisj Grandstand crowd and number second serious ihis year. j of entries in the collon picking con- The Cologne Stadl Anxei'J See ADENAl'KK on Page 14 Mrs. Louise Daniels Adenauer Has Pneumonia But West German Chancellor Believed Not Seriously III BONN, Germany '.f—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer has pneumonia. his doctors disclosed today. A special medical bulletin issued by two physicians said the 79-year- old West Germ a n government chief's "feverish bronchitis has Ike Dulles In Policy Conference Session Is Milestone For President By MARVIN L. ARROivSMlTlI DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower awoke "refreshed and cheerful" this morning preparatory to holding his first government policy conference since his Sept. 24 heart attack. He arranged a hospital meeting with Secretary of State Dulles to discuss international affairs. The 7 a.m. medical bulletin from the President's bedside reported: "The President slept soundly last night (or eight hours. He feels refreshed and cheerful this morning. "His condition continues to progress .satisfactorily without complications.'' The session with Dulles, dealing mainly with the Big Four foreign ministers' parley ouenmsi Oct. 27 in Geneva, marks the first presidential step buck toward active direction of O. S. foreign policy. Advance indications were that Dulles would call on the President during- the morning at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, spend about 15 minutes there, and then hold a news conference at the Denver White House at Lowry Air Force Base. Flew from Miami The secretary flew here last night from Miami. Fla., where he addressed the annual convention of the American Legion. He said iherp the United States will KO to Cuts in Cotton Supports And Acreage Seen WASHINGTON (AP) — Expert* agreed today that cuts in the tevel ot 00*00 pcfet supports and in the national cotton acreage allotment are probable for 1956. The acreage allotment, they; in view of the big surplus on hand figure, will likely be set at between 17 million and 17V 2 million acres] compared with the 955 allotment ; of 18,200,000 while the support price | may range somewhere between 75 j and 86 per cent of parity. The i 1955 svpport price is 90 per cent. I The clincher came yesterday! with an Agriculture Department! report estimating the 1955 cotton! crop at nearly 14 million bales i and the average yield per acre at a record breaking 402 pounds.! Due Oct. 15 ! Agriculture Department experts ; and others closely in touch with the situation agreed that it adds : up to a smaller acreage and a drop in price supports from the present level of 90 per cent of parity — barring, of course, any change in the present laws. Secretary of Agriculture Benson must announce by Oct. 15 the national cotton acreage allotment. Cotton farmers then vote in mid- December on whether to accept acreage and marketing restrictions. In setting the national acreage allotment the secretary considers the the prsent supply, the new crop, probably domestic consumption, probably exports and the carry-over which will exist on Aug. 1, 1956. A year ago he concluded that the 1955 crop should be held to 10 million bales and accordingly set the acreage at 18,200,000 acres, calculated to produce such a crop on the basis of the national average yield per acre. He cannot, under law, call for a crop under 10 million bales. J Percent Increace However, despite the acreage cut from 21 million acres in 1954, the 1955 cotton crop is estimated at a whopping 1 13,900,000 bales. In other words, an Agriculture Department expert pointed out, despite a 14 per cent cut in acreage, there is a two per cent increase in production over last year. Consequently experts figure that Benson again will call for a new crop of 10 million bales. Mathematically, since the per acre yeild has been increasing steadily in recent years—it was 374 pounds last year — fewer acres will be required to produce 10 million bales In 1956 than in Thus department experts are looking for a 1956 national cotton acreage allotment somewhere the neighborhood of 17 million acres, a drop of more than a million acres from 1955. As to the probe ble 1956 price support, the picture isn't quite so definite. Under 90 Ferrer* But authorities say the level wM be under 90 per 'cent of parity m> lese, of course, Oongrew enact* and the President signs new legislation to replace th« present flexible support program with a maft- datory 90 per cent program. One department spokesman zaid the 1956 support level, wider pre** ent law, may be somewhere between 75 per cent of parity and 86 per cent of parity. Much depend! on what estimates of consumption and exports are used what th« 195$ crop estimates show next January and how a mathematical set-aside allowed by Congress for cotton i* applied.' But all signs point to an ei44» mated carry-over next Aug. 1 of around 12 million bales, compared with this year's carry-over of 11,100,000 bales. An increase m en- ports could alter the picture. Last year, at the urging of Rep. Abernethy (D-Miss) and other members of Congress, Benson announced in advance of the referendum that cotton probably would be supported at 90 per cent of parity. This year the situation isn't nearly so clear nnd Benson may not be able to give much information on the likely price support level in advance of the Dec. 15 referendum, a department source said. Gruenther Urges Integration Of Free Europe s Air Forces PARIS (AP)— Gen Alfred M. Gruenther today urged the free nations of Europe to integrate their air forces to meet any suprise attack by Russia. — Speaking to the defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the supreme commander described the present air command system as "archaic." The integrated a ir force com--" n.and he advocated would allow the West to be alerted and get off the ground with much greater speed than now possible. Gruenther said the integrated command should be divided into four main areas: Northern European, Central Europe, Mediterranean and Britain. Under the present Nato setup the various air forces are under national control. This also applies to civilian warning systems. A spokesman present at. Gruenther's closed meeting with the ministers at his headquarters said, the integrated plan has not beenj Algeria, presented to all the countries in With the volved. but added: Behind Schedule "I imanine it will go forward rather quickly." Gruenther told the ministers that in quality and quanity NATO was behind planned schedules, but Faure Faces 2nd Africa Policy Test By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — The National Assembly turned its attention to troubled French North Africa today for the second time in less than a week, opening a three-day debate on Premier Edgar Faure's plans to suppress nationalist violence in Communists the only rights that the 1,230,000 residents of European origin enjoy. Withdrew Delegation The Algerian French, for exam- inction favoring the Algerian tionalists, Faure was expected to win a grudging endorsement for test were greatly reduced from ; the Geneva foreign miniMers con- See BROTHER mi I'aKc; 14 See IKE. IHUXES on 1'ase 14 | FAMILIAR XCI'C SIGHTS — Pretty girls nnd smiling farm boys with a handful of money are becoming the trade marks of the National Cotton Picking Come.-i. The 16th in the series was run off here yesterday and Ruthie Jane Wasson. 1955 Queen of the NCPC. was on hand to pose prettily for photographers. Grand champion was Carroll McAfee who shows his SI.000 prize money to brother Jerry who was tops in the young.ster>' division. (Courier News Photo) ^ Morocco, but! of France's delegation to the U. N. unlike them Algeria constitutioiml-l General Assembly after it voted Iv is a part of" Franco itself. The'; 28-27 to debate the Algerian situa- bulk of the deputies nriiher want! lion. The walkout was widely popu- BlythevilleY Fund Drive Gets Started First phase of the Blytheville V's f fund drive gets started tomorrow when the Big Gifts Committee sets its portion, of the campaign underway. The general campaign i .scheduled to start Oct. 18. Goal for the drive is $13,700. J. W. Adams is chairman of the Big Gifts Committee and asked members and workers In this phase to meet at the Y tomorrow morn- OETS EAGLE AWARD — Olcn Ray Boyett, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyett, examine the Boy Scout EaRle badge which th« youngster received nt a court of honor last night. Qlen Ray Is » member of Troop 31. sponsored by American Legion. Troop 36 assisted with the court. (Courier News Pholo) Mission Begins Oct. 23 At Catholic Church A mission at Immaculate Conception Church will open ct. 16 and be in operation through Oct. 23, Hie Rev. Amos H. Enderlin, the pastor, announced today. Services will be each evening at 7:30 with a short lecture at 6:30 and 8 a.m. ma-sses. The Rev. Maurice G. Kennedy, CSSR, and the Hev. Joseph Pisfr, CSSR, of New Orleans will conduct the mission. They'll also be available during the week. Non-Cathpllcf arc Invited lo attend the services, the Rev. Mr. Enderlin stated. Three Depart For AF Show his policy of military action! pie, elect, 16 deputies to the against the terrorists and gucr- French National Assembly while rillas | the Moslems—more than six time* The A s s e m b 1 y has approved j "••> numerous-name only 12. ,.,"",""tnrtV'v n~rt"i home, rule for France's other North! One strong sentimental factor m ,, VnrnhTh'iv'wn dI wir/but I African territories, the protecto-l Faure's favor was his withdrawal 11. we piooaou \\nuiu \\in, DHL M . ,_ . . ....... ,_...! ,,r i^ -.- ^^i^^o.i^r, .« *v,n IT w .. • can 1 !, guarantee this %viU always S be the same in the future." [ The supreme allied commander said greater efforts, not lesser ef- • forts, iirn needed. "If we get, into H war. there's no prize for'second host," he said Gruenlher said much new thinking is taking place in NATO con- 1 cermnsr the greater dispersion of airfields \vith smaller number of iHicraft. assigned to each field. i The defense ministers 1 confer: encp yesterday heard British and j American air and iijival command- to let tile trrr ory go nor give its eight million Moslems the same Jada ivIcGuire, Secretary-manager of Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce: E. M. Regenold and City Attorney Elberi Johnson left by plane today for Eelin Fir Id. Fla., to attend'a Ninth Air Force firepower demons [ration. The group will see a demonstration similar to that viewed earlier this year by Chamber President tt. M. Logan and B. A. Lynch. ers warn that Russian military miuhl was increasing constantly. u:\rtirularly in jet planes, submarines and nuclear weapons. The speakers qualified these warnings, however, by saying they do not believe the Russians want war-- at lea.-n no! a.s lonq as there is a strong deterrent in the West. FFA Honor To Joiner Lad He'll Get Farm Degree Today Newcomers Club Plans Studied Mrs. Woodrow Sipniin lias •bed) appointed hostess for the Newcomer Greeting Service in Blytheville. Mrs. Sigmln pointed out that a Newcomers Club is to be organised at a later date. Inside Today's Courier News . . . riiirks Prep for Miilvcrn; AhlHttt Sprains Ankle . . . Michigan Moves Ui> to Top of Grid Rankings . . . Sports . . . Piiffes in iincl II ... , , . (ieneva Forecast: Moscow in Stronger Spot to Frustrate Allied CUms . . . I*:IRR 8 ... C'nsh Receipts of State's Farmers Ahead of 19M . . . Page 7 ... Joseph A. Musick Jr., Joiner Future Farmer of America, this afternoon will receive his American Fanners Degree today in Kansas City. He will he one of 375 outstanding young farmers who will get the highest, degree of achievement , in the FFA. Each will receive a gold key and a S75 check at the 28th annual convention of the FFA which is being attended by delegates of 48 .states. Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Speakers today were to be Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson and Presidential Assistant Harold E. Stasscn. Franco, and the deputies would be reluftani, to '-opudiate the government on any question connected with it. The grim daily reports of terrorist activity in Algeria continued to flow across the Mediterranean. At Bouderba!;i a dozen rebels armed with Tommy guiij and rifles shot down a native municpal councilor n the market squnre. At Douar Soulmla 15 terrorists set a grocery .store ajire and cut a, 17-year-old girl's throat. Near Marnia the bodies of three kidnaped Moslems See FAl'KE on Pape 14 Weather Seasonal Slump? In a state case heard in Municipal Court this morning. Ivy Leo Folder forfeited a S5 bond on a charge of speeding. Highway Department Helps with Traffic Study Arkansas Highway Department, personnel today was continuing It.s origin-destination study of incoming and outgoing traffic on South Highway 61. AHD is cooperating with GCOI-RE Barton, the traffic engineer hir- ed by (lie city, in conducting a survey of Blytheville traffic movement. The current study by AHD wns begun yesterday and is only a part of the data being gathered in the project. AHD electronic traffic counters also have been and will be busy counting vehicles, it was pointed out. All AHD findings will be forwarded to Bnrton for use in his final traffic report on Blythoville. j NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear- to partly cloudy this afternoon, u>- . night and Wednesday with scat- I tercel thunderstorms Wednesday. I High this afternoon mid 80s; low | tonight high 50s to mid 60s. | MISSOURI — Generally, fair and ,mi!{i this afternoon with southwest- j erly winds 35 mph or higher west jand north; a little warmer southwest; partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered showers northwest tonight and scattered .showers or thunderstorms most of state Wednesday; warmer most of state tonight and cooler west and north Wednesday; low tonight 55 - 65 high Wednesday near 70 northwest to lower 80s southeast. Maximum yestt'rrliiy—83. Minimum this morning—19. Sunrise tomorrow—6:03. Sunset today—5:31. Mean temperature— 66. Precipitation 24 houra (7 »,m. to I p.m.)—none. Precipitation .Inn. 1 to date—48.*). This Datp Last Year Mnxhmmi yesterday—80. Minimum thin morning—SS. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to d»te—W.7J.

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