The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 24, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 156 BlytheviUe Courier Blytheville Daily New* Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Begins Slugging At Demos for First Time in Campaign Partisan Crowd Cheers Attack; President Speaks to AFL Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , President Eisenhower .came out slugging last night for the first in the young political campaign — and his partisan California audience loved it. An estimated 18,000 persons gathered at the Hollywood Bowl cheered wildly as Eisenhower told them a Democratic victory in the congressional elections Nov. 2 would lead to "endless political maneuverings, stagnation and inaction." Fresh from the friendly atmosphere of the Hollywood Bowl rally, Eisenhower turned today •••to face what likely would be a more reserved audience — " the national convention of the American Federation of Labor at nearby Los Angeles. Talks to AFL The President was scheduled to wind up a three-day speechmaking tour with an informal talk to the AFL meeting which only yesterday adopted by voice vote a resolution which held the Eisenhower administration "guilty of many crimes of omission and commission." The resolution accused the President of "failure to redeem various promises made during the campaign two years ago, particularly the promise to remove the union-busting provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act." The AFL resolution urged a big turnout of workers to vote for candidates friendly to labor. In his speech to the Hollywood Bowl rally, Eisenhower dropped the reticence which up to then had marked his campaigning. He declared Republican defeat in the November elections — and loss of contril to the Democrats in the 84th Congress — would lead to a "field day" in Washington politics.. He said his administration has "kept faith with the American people" and he claimed its record adds up to "compelling reasons why this great program requires the election of a Republican-led Congress." Eisenhower _ got a hearty welcome, both at" the Los Angeles International Airport and along the 20-mile motor route to his downtown 'hotel. The crowd at the- rally gave him a long and loud ovation when he was introduced by Gov. Goodwin J. Knight of California. A "We Like Ike" chant swept the throng, delaying the start of Eisenhower's *• * # speech for a brief time. Return to Denver After his appearance before the AFL, Eisenhower was scheduled to return to his Denver, Colo, vacation headquarters. Since leaving there last Wednesday, the President has visited Montana, Washington, Oregon and California. Everywhere, big crowds turned out. He spoke first in Missoula, Mont. See IKE on Page 5 Memphis Firm's Bid ts Lowest on Air Base Project Bid of $1,031,725 Submitted for Seven Barracks, Mess Hall Apparent low bid on construction of seven. airmen's dormitories and a dining hall at.the Blytheville Air Force Base was the $1,031,725 proposal received yesterday from L and M Construction Co. of Memphis. Bids from L and M and 17 other construction firms were opened yesterday afternoon in Little Rock by the Corps of Engineers. The L and M bid was the only one under the government estimate of $1,043,110.55 for the job. Five Arkansas firms, including Ben White and Sons of Blytheville, were among the bidders. Second low bidder was Texarkana Construction Co. with $1,054,119 and third low was the $1,062,138 bid submitted by O'Brien and- Padgett of Memphis. Work is due to start in 10 days on- the two-story frame buildings. Each will house 133 men. The. 296-rnan dining hall will be of one-story frame construction and will have 17,000 square feet of floor space. The work will include interior and exterior utilities, drives, parking areas and curbs and gutters. The contractor will have 3&0 days in which to complete the work. DIVING FOR CHICKS—Here's Nixon Sees GOP Victory in Election INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — The Eisenhower adminis tration, says Vice President Nixon, is destroying the Commu nist conspiracy in the United States and he predicted the Re publicans would retain control of Congress. In the final speech of a campaign swing through the crucial Midwest. Nixon last night called upon Democrats and Independents who helped ' elect Eisenhower in 1952 to vote for Republican dates. congressional candi- "Simple' ' "It's just as simple as that," he said. "If you're for President Eisenhower and his program, you vote Republican; if you're against him you vote Democratic. Nixon declared the administration "has finally put the Reds on the run in America." Asked at a news conference on his arrival here about GOP chances for keeping control. Nixon said a "united and vigorous" campaign will assure a Republican victory. The vice president made no specific reference to the farm price and unemployment problems, on which Democrats count heavily in their campaign to take' over control of the House and possibly the Senate as well. Four Issues He said the main issues in the Nov. 2 election could be summarized in four words — Korea, con- trols, communism and corruption. Nixon credited the administra tion with ending the Korean fight ing and declared that "the Tru man-Acheson policy got us into war — the Eisenhower policy go us out of war." ' He charged the Truman admin istration with creating a "runaway inflation" despite controls on the nation's economy. He said the ad ministration has cut governmen spending 12 billion dollars in ; years, given the people a tax cut of T 1 ^ billions, and restored the dollar to full value. The vice president said the "Reds are on the run" in Americ because the administration has strengthened laws against subversion and driven Communists from government jobs. Nixon called the Truman administration "scandal-ridden with its mink coats and deep freezers" but declared that Sen. Capehart (R- Ind) now is uncovering "the real scandals" in his probe of the Federal Housing Administration. "We clean up, we don't cover up," he said. Change of Venue, Continuance Granted in Two Murder Trials By SONNY SANDERS (Courier News Correspondent) CARUTHERSVILLE-Two first degree murder charges were tried before Judge Sam Corbett in Magistrate Court here yesterday and while the other was continued. A change of venue was granted in the preliminary hearing for Maggie Covington, 39-year-old Caruthersville Negro who is charged with the fatal shooting of her husband, Jew Covington, at their home here flept. 6. The change of venue was asked by the *tat«. Judge Henry c. Walker of Kennett, i* to be called on to conduct the hearing but no date has teen set. Preliminary hearing for Lloyd Booker, Holland liquor dealer who is charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Thurman Norrid, Hayti truck operator in" Holland Sept. 3, was continued until Wednesday. Booker is charged with shooting Norrid in front of a pool hall in Holland. The case of Lee Castle, Caruthersville Negro, charged with felonious assault in connection with the shooting of a Negro man and woman Sept. 4, was continued until Sept. 29. In other action, four inmates of the Caruthersville jail were bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of attempted jail break. Leo Grills, Robert Curtis, Charles Crittenden and Harrison Duncan, Jr. The attempted break occurred Set CARUTHERSVILLE oa Faft f Japan Mourns H Bomb Victim Fisherman, Symbol Of Hatred and Fear Of A-Weapons, Dies TOKYO Iffi'— Japan plunged into almost hysterical mourning today over the death last night of a 40- year-old fisherman who has become the nation's symbol of hatred and fear of atomic weapons. Newspapers ana radio broadcasts were virtually turned over to news of Aikichi Kuboyama's death. Much of the comment was anti-American, but not violently so. A U.S.-educated Japanese newspaper editor said only the death of an Emperor could have commanded similar attention in the nation's press. , Kubdyama was one of 23 fishermen accidentally dusted by radioactive ash in ILS. H-bomb, tests at Bikini March I. Japanese doctors said he died of jaundice resulting from radiation sickness and Japanese physicians who performed an autopsy fixed radiation sickness as the fundamental cause of death. No Final Judgment A U.S. Army doctor who watched the autopsy, Lt. Col. James L. Hansen, said he "could not disagree" with the preliminary findings. He added,' however, that he would want to await a complete pathological examination before making final judgment. Some U.S. scientists have said Kuboyama's jaundice could have resulted from a hepatitis infection introduced through blood transfusions. No U.S. doctors were allowed to examine carefully either Kuboyama or the other fishermen, all of whom are still under treatment here. U.S. Ambassador John M. Allison sent his personal sympathy tc Kuboyama's widow, along with a ;heck for one million yen (about $2,700). "While no sum of money can compensate for your loss it is the desire of the government of the United States that something 'be done to make life easier for you and your children in the future,'" Allison wrote. Foreign Minister Katsuo Okazaki said after a special Cabinet meet- ng that a tentative damage claim f five million yen ($13,500) for the Kuboyama family was discussed. The United States has offered r apan one million dollars in dam- ,ges for the 23 crewmen and for ther losses resulting from the Homb tests. Japan is.reported asking five to seven million dollars. 1 what tackle Allen Shanks hopes to do a lot of tonight when the Chicks take the field against Frayser, Tenn., in their first home showing of the 1954- football season. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Haley Field. (Courier News Photo) Flanders Will Okay Vote Delay WASHINGTON GB — Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) said today he would not protest if a decision is made on "reasonable" grounds—to delay until after the election Senile action on his move to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). It was announced yesterday that no decision would be made for at least several days on when to call the Sc-nate back into session on the politically touchy question. There were signs of swelling sentiment among some senators campaigning for re-election to defer the session until after Nov. 2. Flanders, in a telephone interview from his home in Springfield, Vt., said "I am disappointed" at the announcement of a further delay. Earlier, it had been widely rumored, without official confirmation, that the session might be set for next Wednesday. Flanders said he supposed a storm of protest from within the ranks of Republican senators had much to do with the delay, and that he is now less confident of a pre-election vote on his resolution to censure McCarthy's conduct as tending to bring the Senate into disrepute. 'Tf senators who are running for re-election feel that way," he said, 'Tm not going to run counter to their wishes. But there should be a private canvass by the leaders among all the incumbent senatorial candidates before they finally Democrats. I think that will be done." Flanders said he has not been See MCCARTHY on Page 5 4-H Boys Stage Cattle Judging Events at Fair 4-H Club members from throughout Northeast Arkansas staged their beef and dairy cattle judging contests today at the District Fair at * Walker Park here. Today also was Kids' Day and* _ school age children were admitted free to the fairgrounds. Future Farmers of America chapters from this area held their beef and dairy cattle judging contests yesterday, which had been designated FFA Day. Following two nights of fire- Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday widely scattered thundershowers north and west and a little cooler northwest Saturday. •MISSOURI—Generally fair south becoming partly cloudy north this afternoon; partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; warmer south and foshida Visits Emperor : iOKYO W») — Prime Minister higeru Yoshida today paid a fare•ell viait to the Emperor. Yoehida eaves for Canada Sunday on A good will trip to »even countries. east central tonight. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—80. Sunrise tomorrow—5:50. Sunset today—5:55. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—65. Precipitation la*t 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this d»te— 25.63. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—87. Minimum this morning—56. Precipitation January 1 to dat* — HM. works displays, the variety show opened last night in front of the grandstand. It will be repeated at 8 tonight and tomorrow night. Auto races will be the entertainment feature Sunday afternoon. Closing time for the fair is 6 p.m. Sunday. Fair officials said today that attendance is about on a par with last year. Heaviest attendance is expected during the weekend. (Photos of winning entries in various departments and other lists ,of winners will be found on Page 7.) Number Nine Home Demonstra- ion Club's exhibit was second slace winner in the community booth competition and the Gosnell club's entry placed third._ These standings 'were inadvertantly reversed in photo captions in yesterday's edition. Additional winners were announced yesterday in the Art Department. They included the fol- owing in the Juvenile Division. Over 12 Years of Age Charcoal — Charles Hinson. 1, 2 and 3; pastels — Arden Cuadra; pen — Carmen .Gary, 1, Harold Hill, 2 and 3; pencil, Charles Hinson, 1, Dorothy. Willingham, 2; water color — Charles Hinson; oil painting — Phillip Hord, 1 and 3, Charles Hinson, 2: cartoons — Charles Hmson, 1 and 2, Bob Wil- See FAIR on Page 5 2 Aldermanic Races Due in City Election Two Blytheville residents filed as candidates for city council positions, according to W. I. Malin, city clerk J. O. (Jimmy) Lentz filed as candidate for alderman of Ward Three and will oppose Rupert Craf ton, the incumbent. Filing as candidate for alderman of Ward Two was Kemper Bruton. He will oppose incumbent J. L. Nabers. Deadline for filing for the Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 3. U.S. Presses New Plan For Atomic Agency Dulles Details Plan In U N Assembly UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States pushed new plans today to set-up an international agency to foster peaceful use of atomic power, with or without Russian cooperation. Secretary of State Dulles <«*&+lined the four-point proposal in a major U.S. policy speech, in the ninth U.N. General Assembly yesterday afternoon. , Developing the ideas set forth in President Eisenhower's speech to the U.N. last December, the secretary called for: ; 1. Creation of an international agency to include "nations from all regions of the world." Dulles sa:2 it is hoped the agency Will start work "as early as next year." 2. Holding of an international scientific conference under U.N. auspices next spring to consider the "whole vast subject" of the peaceful use of atomic power. Training School 3. The opening in the United States early next year of a reactor training school "where students from abroad may learn the working principles of atomic energy with specific regard to its peacetime uses." 4. Invitations to a "substantial number" of foreign medical and surgical experts to work with atomic energy techniques in U.S. cancer hospitals. Dulles's proposals brought immediate expressions of approval from many other U.N. members. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., chief U.S. delegate called for a quick meeting of the U. N. steering committee to put the' proposed plan on the Assembly's agenda as an "important and urgent question." -The -top-level UJ*. executive, group in a hurried session after 'Get Acquainted 1 Contest Rules Easy to Follow Scratching your head about how to enter the "Get Acquainted" contest? Here's all you do: On a plain piece of paper, write firm name of the advertiser, then, beginning with "A," list the names of pictured employes. It's that simple, evidently the simplicity has been confusing. Neatness, originality and promptness of each entry will be important in selecting a winner. Prizes of $50, $25, $15 and $10 will be awarded. Deadline is 5 p.m., Sept. 27. Dulles spoke broke its five-day week plan and scheduled a meeting on the atomic plan for Saturday. The 15-nation committee, which decides whether to include items in the agenda, includes the United States and Russia. Debate on the agenda item may show what position the Soviets intend to take in the later Assembly debate. Russia's Andrei Vishinsky declined to discuss the speech with reporters. New Talks Sought Dulles' speech disclosed that the Russians on Wednesday asked for new talks on President Eisenhower's original proposal. They had given it a cold shoulder an all previous talks. Dulles said the Soviets took the step when they learned he would talk about atoms for peace. The U.S. secretary said the Soviet Union had in effect rejected the plan last April when it said substantially it could not agree to it unless the United States joined in a "paper ban" on use of atomic weapons. "The United States remains ready to negotiate with the Soviet Union," Dulles told his intent audience. "But we shall no longer suspend our efforts to establish an international atomic agency. . . . "I would like to make perfectly clear that our planning excludes no nation from participation in this great venture. As our proposals take shape, all nations interested in participating and willing to take on the responsibilities of membership will be welcome to join with us in the planning and execution of this program." Britain's Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd said his country would join such a group. tjnofficially, it was said that all seven countries so far consulted by Dulles had agreed to come into the agency. Besides Britain they include France. Canada. Belgium, Portugal and South Africa. SEEKS NGPC TITLE — Ml» Mildred Johnston, 18 - year -old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R, A. Johnston of. Manila, ' will b« among the entrants vying for the title of Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest /in . the NCPC beauty revue at 8 p.m, Thursday in the Senior High School /auditorium. Now a student at ArKansas State College, Miss Johnston was crowned Miss Manila earlier this year. Mental Test Ordered in Fatal Beating By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK tf) — The nial Democratic .State Convention takes up today a proposed resolution which could be the first step toward a role for Negroes in the official party organization. Also slated for the final convention session were speeches by Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Orval Faubus and Sen. J. William Fulbright. The Democrats have long wooed Negro votes, but up to now Negroes have not been represented in the official councils. The resolution was recommended last night by the convention's Resolution Committee without discussion. Possibly some committee members didn't know what it might portend. Without any reference to race, it merely says that within two weeks after adjournment of the onvention today the State Democratic Committee shall meet and ncrease its membership—now 51 congressional district, bien- Resolutions Committee Chairman Fred Pickens Jr. of Newport said the resolution would permit the state committee if it wishes to add Negro members - something that organized Negro Democrats have long been seeking. The convention, which opened its sessions at noon yesterday, also received from the Resolutions Oiceo/on Named to State Democratic Committee From the Associated Press A new state Democratic Committee was named by the Democratic Convention today. Only Mississippi County resident named to the new committee wai Miss Alenc Word of Osceola. Tom Harper, Fort Smith attorney, was elected chairman of the committee, Frank Robbins, Jr., Conway publisher was chosen secreta- rv and Mrs. Helen Riddick Wilson of —by tix pertoot, ou* from «acb Woodaon WM named vic« chairman. Committee a proposal that the 1955 General Assembly be asked to pass legislation requiring public utilities to "make a convincing shov/ing of reasonable need" before being permitted to rais rats. That would halt the presently legal practice of increasing rates under a bond guaranteeing refunds if the rebates should be ordered by the Public Service Committee or the courts. The Resolutions Committee voted to disregard a petition presented by two Little Rock women delegates, Mrs. Mary Oliver and Mrs. William A. Snodgrass, seeking an investigation of alleged irregularities in the Aug. 10 Democratic primary, In which Faubus defeated Gov. Francis Cherry for a second term nomination. Yesterday afternoon the convention delegates heard Mark Woolsey of Ozark, the temporary chairman; Congressman Wilbur Mills, the permanent chairman, of Kensett, and Sen. John L, McClellan— •M DEMOCftATl •* Fagt * WALNUT RIDGE—Rudy Thomas Hickxnan, 21, of Little Rock, accused of slaying a Walnut Ridge school teacher Sept. 18, was transferred to the State Hospital in Li tie Rock for observation, according to D. F. Foley, Lawrence county sheriff. Hickman was taken to the hospital late Wednesday, he said. The order committing him to the hospital was issued by Circuit: Judge Andrew Ponder of New Port. Since his capture in Blytheville Sunday, Sept. 19, Hickman has been held in several Northeast Arkansas jails, including Newport and Jonesboro. County officers arrested Hickman on Main Street in Blytheville Sunday for questioning about, the disappearance of Kenneth Taylor, Jl- year old science teacher at Walnut Ridge. Sheriff Foley said Hickman admitted clubbing Mr. Taylor to death with a pistol and throwing the body out of Taylor's car in a soybean field about 17 miles south of Hoxie or. Saturday night. Officers were led to the spot where the body was left by Hickman Sunday afternoon. He was formally charged in Law* rence County with first degree murder and robbery. Inside Today'$ Courier Ntws . . Chicks Play Frayser In Pint Home Game Tonight. .. Pap* Beat Burdette 35-H for Second Win OC Season ... Sporte,.. pages I and t. . . Farm News and Keview . . . .. Northeast Arkansas Pair Newi and picture* ... page 7 ... . A Peaceful Atomic Program . * • . Iditorial* . . „ f*ff* • • • -

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