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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAFBR OP NOBTHIABT ARKANSAI AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 171 Slythevllle courlw Blytheville Dally New filythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Letdtr BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dailj Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Iran Joins Middle-East Defense Major Gap Closed In Anti-Red Chain TEHRAN. Iran (AP) — Iran lined up officially today with the Western - backed Middle East defense alliance, closing a major gap in the anti-Communist world's defense chain south of the Soviet Union. The Iranian government announced its adherence to the Baghdad PACT, which already unites Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and Britain in a mutual defense agreement. With Iran, the Middle Eastern group forms a solid land belt from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas. The North Atlantic Alliance extends the chain on acres southern and western Europe,the Atlantic and North America. Needs Parliament. OK Premier Hussein Ala announced he had sent a Foreign Ministry official to the Baghdad headquarters of the Middle East pact with a note advising that the Iranian government would submit its adherence to the treaty to Parliament for ratification. Approval of both houses of Parliament is necessary, but the Shah's strong support oi the treaty was believed to assure its ratification*. Before Geneva Meet Opening the Senate Oct. 8, the ruler said: "It is fitting that my government take the necessary steps and precautions for the defense of our frontiers as well as for safeguarding the rights of our country." One informed source said Iran would formally announce its joining the alliance "before the Geneva conference" of the Big Pour foreign ministers, scheduled to open Oct. 27. The timing, said the source, stemmed from an "obvious" reason—presumably a desire to strengthen the hands of the Western Big Three at the parley. Iranian adherence to the pact is certain to arouse the ire of her Soviet neighbors on the north. MADE IN 1732 — This rare old antique silver paten was given to Wilson Methodist Church by Mrs. Marie Wilson Howells in memory oi Mrs. Dora Davies (Aunt Dodie) Merrell. The paten, on which communion bread is served, was made in Dublin, Ireland by Samuel Walker in 1732. It is considered a fine example of rare early Irish silver. Walker was one of the most prominent of the Dublin silversmiths of the early part of the 18th century. Figure of large cat is family crest of Lord Clanricarde, the original owner. Harvest Report Indicates: 7955 Crop Production May Surpass '48 Record By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's crop production, may equal — perhaps even surpass — the record volume of 1948, if favorable late season growing and harvesting conditions continue another month. This was the gist of the October crop production report issued late yesterday by the Agriculture Department. Who Would Succeed Him? Prosecutor Shot AtAshdown r Ark. I one can -say when the Chancellor "can resume his ofiicial duties." Pressures at home and abroad to take West Germany out of Ihe Western camp made the condition of the leader who put his nation in that camp a matter of acute ASHDOWN, Ark. ! .ft — Prosecutor | concern. R. Coker Thomas of Ashdown was| The Chancellor has never pub- shol to death on the Courthouse ij c i y designated a political heir. Political observers agree there would be no smooth transition of Thomas was sending to jail was | authority in Bonn — such as hap- Adenauer's Illness Causes Speculation By BRACK CUKRV BONN, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's serious illness has touched off a wave of speculation over who would succeed him if he left the political scene in West Germany. The 79-year-old leader is in bed-f indefinitely with a "slight" case of bronchial pneumonia. His doctor said yesterday "there is no reason for special concern" but that no Former Mental Patient Held in Courthouse Slaying Square here early last night, and former mental patient whom arrested for the killing. Circuit Judge Bobby Steel said today that Spence Purlow, 61, would be charged with first degree murder for the slaying. Sheriff Audry Thrash said Furlow was being escorted to jail when he whipped out' a revolver, shot pened when British Prime Minister Eden succeeded Sir Winston Churchill— unless Adenauer should resign and designate his own successor. With his towering prestige, the iron-willed old man probably could pick his heir if he should step , ,, , , Thomas in the heart and fired two voluntarily. There was little shots into a group of men standing nearby before he was subdued by Thrash and Deputy Eddie Craig. Thomas died instantly. No one else was injured. Thrash said that Purlow, who lives alone on a small farm near here, drove to Ashdown in a horse- drawn wagon yesterday afternoon. The sheriff said Purlow, armed with a shotgun, created a disturbance and boasted that he was going to "get" a half dozen Ashdown men and that "blood would run ankle deep before I'm through.' Made Threats Thrash said he look the shotgun and escorted Furlow to a physi- cii'ii's office for, an examination possibiity of this unless his convalescence stretches out for months. The government so far was running smoothly with Vice Chancellor Franz Bluecher serving as active chief. But Blu-cher is not even in the line of succession. He is a leader of the No. 2 partner in the government coalition, the Free Democratic party, and not a member of Adenauer's big Christian Democratic Union. If Adenauer is suddenly removed from the helm, three names out official speculation stand here as possible successors: Finance Minister Frit?, Schaeffer, Economics Minister Ludwig Thomas had been called. Hiidj Erhard and Foreign Minister Hein- after the prosecutor questioned Fur-j ,-j C h von Brcntano. low briefly at the Com 1 (house (old 1 , powerful Figure him "Well, you'll just have to go to' jail," the Sheriff related. Thrash said he had started across the square to the jail with Furlow when the farmer pulled a ,22-caliber revolver from "somewhere in his clothing." and began firing. The sheriff said an earlier search had failed to reveal the revolver. Judge Steel, who came here from his Nashville, Ark., home today, said Furlow would be given a hearing sometime after Thomas' funeral, which is set for tomorrow afternoon. Steel today appointed Gordon Carlton of De Queen, Ark., as special prosecuting attorney to succeed Thomas and said that Carlton would handle the Purlow case. County TB Group Meeting Is Set Mississippi County's Tuberculosis Association will have Its semiannual meeting at Hotel Noble tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. Speaker will be Dr. Duane CHIT of Memphis. On the program are Dr. Alfred Vise, James Gardner, Mrs. James ElsUnder, Joe Evans, William Summervllle, Dr. Bldon Pairley and Dr. R. L. Johnson. Schaefier. 67, is one of the most powerful figures in the Adenauer administration. He is regarded as a financial wizard, and the Chancellor has given him virtually a free hand in charting the govern- r.ent's fiscal course. He would receive hearty support from the conservatives. Erhard, 58. is a professor turned politician. He masterminded West Germany's phenomenal Industrial recovery. He is the most popular and best known member of the Cabinet. Von Brentano. 52, bounded into political prominence last spring. Adenauer, giving up the post of foreign minister which he held In addition to the Chancellorship, picked Von Brcntano for the job. Since then the Chancellor has given strong signs of favoring Von Brcntano as his successor, but he has never spelled this out publicly. Fluoridation Meet Tonight Organization Purpose of Session An organizational meeting to form a Community Council for Fluoridation will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Hall. Representatives from 37 organizations in Blytheville are expected to be present for the meeting. The council is being formed to conduct an active campaign in favor of fluoridation of the city's water supply. The issue will, be decided by public vote in the forthcoming general election, Nov. 8. C. M. Buck will preside at the meeting as temporary chairman. The council, when organized, will elect its permanent chairman and formulate further plans. Principal speaker at the meeting will be Glenn Kellogg, chief engineer of tli Sanitation Department, State Board of Health. + At any rate, the volume of farm production—crops plus livestock products—-via be the largest in history for American agriculture, the department said. The huge output will supply all anticipated needs and add to the government's seven billion dollar stockpile of surplus farm commod ities. The department reported that rains In September fell over much of the Midwest and Great Plains to provide a favorable seedbed for grains to be harvested next spring and summer. largest on Record Contributing heavily to the large crop output was livestock feed grain tonnage, 6 per cent larger than last year. Added to carryover stocks from previous years, the feed grain supply is the largest oi record. This big supply is reflected in lower prices than a year ago and in expanded production of hots and poultry products. This year's tonnage in feed grains is down about 6 per cent, largely because of government crop restrictions. Favorable Conditions Favorable conditions in September brought increases in production estimates for cotton, hay, sorghum grain, rice, peanuts, tobacco corn and dry beans. Slight decreases were reported for soybeans, flaxseed, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugar beets and hops. The report emphasized that the South is making a great recovery from last year's drought. The area j is harvesting large nrops of cot- j ton, tobacco, peanuts, and sweet ' potatoes. The output of milk and eggs in September set new records for that month. • A department farm labor report said agriculture is harvesting this year's near-record crop with about 3.3 per cent fewer workers than a year ago. But farm wage rates were said to be about 3 per cent higher. Fourth Candidate In Memphis Race I German Army Bill Approved MEMPHIS W) — Another candidate for mayor got into the race last night before the midnight qualifying deadline, making it a four- man field. Ben T J. Colby. 38, a farmer, filed as an independent. Already in the i 500,000-man defense force. ring were businessman Edmund! By the usual unanimous Orsill, former Mayor S. Walkins ! Overton and Dr. J. B. Smith, an! optometrist. BONN, Germany {ft —The Bunde- stag gave preliminary approval today to the first pe'rmanent bill for thr buildup of West Germany's vote. Kiwanians Elect Arkansas Man LITTLE ROCK (/P) — R. E. Kyle Sr. of Elaine. Ark., was elected president of the Missouri-Arkansas District, Kiwanis International, at tho annual district convention here yesterday. He succeeds R. E. Coughenour of St. Louli. Friends in Need BOSTON l.fl — Nine men showed up at the home of Patrolman Vincent Kennedy yesterday and began painting his house. Mrs. Kennedy, whose husband is in a hospital with paralytic type polio, expressed surprise. The men explained. They said the house needed painting and they wanted to do it before Kennedy was released from hospital next week. The lower house sent the "soldier's bill" to the committees for further study at the end of the first reading. Two additional readings, during which serious opposition may develop, are required for final passage. In an effort to prevent revival of the militarism which helped lead Germany into two World Wars, the soldier's bill forbids political party activity by military personnel. The soldier's bill Is part of a mass of permanent legislation to be submitted to Parliament to replace the temporary "volunteers" law." That authorized the recruitment of the first 6,000 volunteers. Red Chinese To Free 47 Americans Cases of 19 Other Prisoners Being Examined TOKYO (AP) — Communist China said today 47 Americans behind the Bamboo Curtain are free to leave any time they apply for departure and said it is examining the cases of 19 other Americans accused of crimes. The official Peiping radio quoted People's Daily, the official party newspaper, as saying the 47 have not applied for exit permits. The broadcast said that in accordance with its agreement with the United States at Geneva, Red China "is now examining their cases (the 19) one by one according to Chinese legal procedure and . . . ivill inform the British charge d'affaires In Peiping of the results." To Act For Americans Under the agreement the British diplomat was selected to act for any American wishing to leave Red China. Diplomatic officials in London said the charge d'affaires, Con O'Neill, has opened new talks with the Red Chinese regime aimed at speeding release of the 19 Americans. Recently Released They said O'Neill has not been allowed to see any oi the 19. The Red Chinese recently released 10 Americans through Hong Kong and two more reportedly left Shanghai today by ship for Japan. The announcement was coupled with a repeated charge that the United States is stalling in ambassador-level talks at Geneva, refusing to discuss matters other than the exchange of civilians. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks' Ranks Thinned by Injuries . . . Paps Play at Newport Tomorrow Night . . . West Virginia, TCO Lead in Passing. Running . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9'. . . ... Big Political Question: Who Is Harry Truman-Backing*. . , Page 5 ... Ike-Dulles Talk Bolsters US' Big 4 Position By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats today viewed President Eisenhower's sickbed talk with Secretary of State Dulles as a dramatic bid to emphasize the absence of any U. S. foreign policy lag on the eve of the Big Four conference. Dulles flew back to Washington last night after cussion .of eight 25-mimite dis- key points with other points he < said had been taken up with the President. It was reported, however, six other potentially critical problems Eisenhower at Denver. The secretary described Eisenhower's suggestions as "extremely helpful." More tangibly, the conference produced Eisenhower's interim reply to a letter from Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin which had criticized Eisenhower's proposal to where he talked with Egyptian swap U.S. and Russian military data as a step toward disarmament. To Allay Fears But an underlying purpose of the trip was described by diplomatic sources as an effort to: 1. Allay Western fears that Dulles will be in a weakened position at the Oct. 27 foreign ministers' meeting in Geneva on account of Eisenhower's relaxed hold on the reins of leadership as he recovers from his Sept. 24 heart attack. 2. Head off any Russian attempt to blame Eisenhower's illness and consequent loss of close contact with foreign affairs as the reason for any East-West disagreements at Geneva. Dulles appeared anxious at a news conference he held in Denver yesterday to underscore Eisenhower's role in their bedside chat. It was just like any other foreign policy talk with the President, he said, and added: 1 'He was interested, alert and helpful with respect to all the matters we discussed." Dulles said he may go back to Denver before leaving Oct. 22 ior Geneva. He has an appointment Oct. 20 with key congressional leaders, whom he will brief on Geneva policy. Talked About Preparations Aside from the Bulganin letter -ettHca said h^ talked with-Eisenhower about preparations for the Big Four meeting. But he would not, say anything about the six Canada and Russia Talk Trade Treaty MOSCOW (AP) — Canada and the Soviet Union announced today they are negotiating for a "most favored nation" trade treaty and for cooperation in other fields, including scientific research in the Arctic. Soviet Press Raps Dulles' Miami Talk of primary concern to Dulles at this time include: 1. Asst. Secretary George V. Allen's report on the troubled Middle East. Allen came back Friday from a rush trip to Cairo leaders who contracted to buy arms from Communist Czechoslovakia. 2. Dep. Asst. Secretary Robert D. Murphy's report on his talks with Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Tito has complained that U .S. officials are too bossy in administering U.S. military aid inside Yugoslavia, 3. Communist progress in identifying communism with Asian- African opposition to colonialism. 4. France's North ambassador U. Alex Johnson's efforts, in negotiations with the Red Chinese at Geneva, to win freedom for 19 Americans still imprisoned inside China. 6. Greek-Turkish quarrels over independence of the island of Cyprus from Britain. Eisenhower Resumes Command of Nation's World Peace Program By ERNEST B. VACCARO DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower took command anew of the American program for world peace today as medical bulletins reflected increasing progress along the slow road to complete recovery. MOSCOW f/P) —Soviet newspapers | ganin and Communist Party Sec- today classified Secretary of State j re tnry Nikita S. Khrushchev before Dulles' Miami speech as "counter j continuing of Geneva". They! The in their trade talks a "considerable de- This was revealed in a joint communique published in the Moscow press following the departure of Canadian Foreign . Secretary Lester B. Pearson. Pearson arrived in Moscow a week ago for conferences with For- Christian Church since 1928 and now eign Minister V. M. Molotov. He spent last night in the Crimea with vacationing Soviet Premier Sui- Cecil Lowe Enters Aldermanic Race Veteran Grocery Store Operator Only Candidate J. Cecil Lowe, veteran Blytheville grocery store operator, today announced his candidacy for alderman from BlytheviHe's Second Ward. He thus becomes the enly candidate for that position, which is now held by Toler Buchanan, who is opposing; Mayor E. R. Jackson this year. Fifing deadline, City clerk W. I. Malin pointed out, is midnight on Oct. 24. The election will be on Nov. 8. Longtime Resident Lowe came to BlytheviHe 35 years ago, is married and has two sons. He has been active in Boy Scout and the order of the Silver Beaver, work, receiving a 25-year service pin He has served as North Mississippi County District Boy Scout chairman ..and is a member of Order of the Arrow. He has been on the board of First te the spirit printed a Tass dispatch from Wash- '• ington saying Dulles tried "to sow : distrust of the peaceful policy pursued by the U.S.S.R." : This was the only report pub- , lished here on Dulles' address to | the American Legion convention. j This marks a change in signals, j The policy recently in the Soviet : press has been to print extended excerpts of such speeches and give Soviet readers an opportunity to judge the contents, Fravada, at the samp time, de- ' clared the unification of Germany can be brought about only by p.nor establishment of the Sovict-spon- ; sored system of collective European \ security in this both East, and Wesi, ( Germany would be members. Prava- j da denounced the western view that i German unification is a preronrii-| tion for establishment of a security j system. I world tour, communique said Pearson and Molotov had readied g]•(?(.» of agreement in principle" and that the nog oti a lions would be continued soon in Ottawa. The "most favored nation'* principle requires each nation to give tin other's exports the .same treatment it yive.s those from its most favored trade partner. Canadian .sources indicated Canada would a^rcr to lower its di.scriminatory t;iriff.s on Soviet shipments in re- is chairman of the official board there. He's also been an active Kiwanian, having held several offices in that organization. During the summer, he worked on the high school band uniform campaign. A member of the Chamber ot Commerce, he has worked on Community Chest drives. •+ At 7 a.m. medical bulletin carried the familiar cheerful note: "The president had another good night's sleep of eight hours. His condition continues to progress satisfactorily without, complications." His 25-minute bedside conference with Secretary of State Dulles yesterday produced a new letter on disarmament to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin. And it brought another warning the United States will not reduce its military power without guarantees Russia will do likewise. The President's heart stood the conference so well that his brother Dr. Milton Eisenhower, president of Penn State University, was invited to fly in today for his first visit since the President's heart attack Sept. 24. Won't Be Disclosed What Eisenhower Wrote Bulga- nin, in a page and a half letter, will not be disclosed until the Russian Premier has received It in Moscow. But Dulles told a Denver White House news conference: "We do not anticipate any reduction of our total power unless we can be sure that there is a corresponding reduction elsewhere." Dulles said this, in elaborating, under questioning, on his assertion that the President approved a speech the secretary made along these lines to thr American Legion convention at Miami Monday. Eisenhower's letter to Bulganin, which Dulles said he will forward today, was an "interim" reply to one from the Soviet Premier last month throwing cold water on the President's disarmament plan. Made at Geneva This was an offer, made at the summit conference in Geneva, to exchange military blueprints with rium C a n a d i a n products, es- Weather ARC Board to Meet I NOIiTIIKAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight ami Board of Directors of American'Thursday: scattered thunderstorms Red Cross. Chickasawba Districl. this afternoon: cooler tonight; will meet at 7:30 tomorrow night Thursday fair and cool. High this et the Red cross chapter house.'afternoon low 80s; low tonight low Chairman Siegbert Jiedel announced : today. At Bragg City Argument on $5 Purchase Leads to a Deatfi BRAGG CITY—Robert .Stevens Holmes, 24, was fatally wounded by a pistol shot last night in a Brngg City grocery. Pcmiscot County's Chief Deputy Clyde Orion, said Warren Napier, owner of the store, is being questioned in connection with the shooting. According to reports pieced together by Orton, Holmes, about 6:4,1 p.m., rntfired the store nnd bought about live dollars worth of groceries. He later claimed he had not received his change and returned to the store. It was then, Orton reported, that Holmes nnd Napier began arguing. During the. argument, it was reported, Napier's wife brought a pistol to her husband. The shooting occurred, Orton said, when Holmes reached into the Napier cnsli rcRlster. Holme* wu taken to County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced (lend on arrival. A bullet from a 38 caliber Smith and Wesson entered his left chrst and passed completely through his body. H later was found In the store. A coroner's inquest was scheduled for today. Raymond Ings of Haytl and.Coroner John German assisted Orton in the investigation. MISSOI.'KI — Partly cloudy this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms south and extreme cast; moderate shifting winds dimini.shins tonight; generally fair tonight, and Thursday; much cooler west and north this afternoon and over (lie state tonight; cooler southeast Thursday; low tonight near 40 extreme north to 50s south.; high Thursday 60s northwest to near 70 southeast. Maximum yrsLorcJay—85. Minimum this morning—5fi. Sunrise tnmonow—fi:0-i. SmiMtt today—5 20. Menu t.Kiipt-niUirtf—70.3. Prerlpltntlon 2-1 hours (7 a.m. to 7 in. )— none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dnte—42.20. This Dale I-ist Yrar Mfixlmum yesterday—88. Minimum this morning —71, Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—30.74. "My only interest in running." he , the Soviet Union and allow mutual stated, "is to make Blyiheville a j aerial inspection to assure the car- more attractive, healthier .and more ryinpr out of agreements, prosperous town in which to live." Dulles said that he and the Pres- He said lie is not connected with j ident collaborated drafting the letter, which may be followed later by a more detailed answer. Bu- g;inin's letter, he said, was very long and "raised a great many intricate and technical questions which are stiJI under study." Sherman Adams, the President's chief deputy, will be unable to attend the National Security Council meeting 1 tomorrow, but, flying back with Dr. Eisenhower, will be any political faction. Osceola JA's To Sell Fruit OSCKOLA — The Osceola Junior : projects aimed at benefiting young-. sters here. The group will begin .selling fruit three days a week at the Junior in Washington ior. Friday's Cabi- meeting. High and elementary schools. The fruit will be sold at cost during morning recess periods Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The project was undertaken in response to a request by Osceola superintendent H. L. Stanfill. The club also will assist with the crippled children's clinic, scheduled for Nov. 3. Eighty-six children are expected for the clinic. Doctors checked the President thoroughly after Dulles, left the longest conference Eisenhower has attempted since his seizure. The conference covered the agenda for th foreign ministers' meeting opening »t Geneva Oct. 27, the Bulganin letter and six other topic?, including Soviet activities See EISENHOWER on Tape 12 Hutchinson to Manage Cards ST. LOUIS (fly-Fred Hulchinson. pointment last Friday and the rea- former Detroit manager who led i son for today's news conference had Seattle to the Pacific Coast League jail but disappeared by the time the championship this year, today was named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Hutchinson wns given a two-year reporters gathered at the Cardinal office. Hutchinson announced his coach- Ten '>' M 00 ". former Cardinal . . . ,,,,-,] ^tar; Johnny Hopp, and Bill posedel. contract at an undisclosed salary. pos( ; dcl is , A carryover from the The , replacement of Harry, The Hat Walker with the 36-year-old Hutchinson followed by five days the appointment of Prank Lane as general manager of the club, a seventh place finisher this past sea- eon. The new» that Lane had decided on Hutch as his field boss leaked carryover Walker regime. Walker took over as Cardinal manager from the fired Eddie Stanky last May only to see the Cardinals go on to their worst finish In 36 years. The big, square-jawed Hutchinson, longtime pitcher with Detroit, replaced Red Rolfe M Detroit man. out, within hours after Lnn«'» up- lager July », 1M«.

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