The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1954 · Page 1
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Saturday, September 25, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MZWSPAPBI OT MOKTH1AST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MXSSOU1H VOL. L-^NO. 157 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Published Daily Except Sunday Chicks Down Rams 21-7 in Home Opener Single Wing Power and 5-4 Defense Bring Tribe Win A combination of single wing power and a 5*4 defense that, though erratic, was rock-like when it had to be, guided Blytheville's Chickasaws to a 21-7 victory over the Frayser, Tenn., Golden Rams at Haley Field last night in their first home showing of the 1954 season. The victory was the Chicks' third straight of the season and their 57th under the tutelage of Coach Russ Mosley, who is now in his sixth year as Chick mentor. A disappointing crowd of 1,401 paid to. see the Chicks open their tome season, according to school officials. . , ' As in their two previous games this season, the Chicks started slowly. After a scoreless first quarter •which saw the Golden Rams play their best football of the night, the Chicks finally got rolling. The Tribe scored twice in the second stanza and once in the third- and Prayser's lone touchdown came in the closing minute of play ; Pickle No Pickle As expected, Frayser showed Blytheville a club that was much im- U.S. Demands $1.6 Million for Loss of B-29 Russia Asked to Pay For 1952 Incident or Go to World Court WASHINGTON Iff)—The United States today formally demanded that Russia pay $1,620,295.01 damages for shooting down an air force B29 plane off Hokkaido, Japan, on Oct. 7, 1952, or else agree to submit the dispute over the incident of the World Court. The fate of its eight crewmen is still unknown. A 24-page note- presented to the Foreign Office at Moscow by Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen asserted that the Soviets were completely responsible for destroying the unarmed plane, "Sunbormet King." Russia, was also accused of withholding Information about the fate of the eight crewmen. The Ameri- proved over the one that was shellacked by the Chicks last year.. -Operating from the split-T, the Rams were guided by brilliant jail handling and running of quarter L back Bob Pickle, who was everything but what his name implies. And he had a couple of hard- running helpers in fullback Glenn Briggs and halfback William Stacy. Both are sizeable lads who furnished the power to go with Pickle's ball handling. . Offensively, the Chicks looked good when they finally got rolling. Paced by Co-Captain Danny Edgmon, who put on a fine running performance for the home folks, the Chicks' offense ground out 244 yards in 39 plays along the turf. Edgmon led the Chicks in the yardage gained department, stepping off 102 yards in 10 carries. Hot and Cold Defensely, the Chicks ran hot and cold. Their big line, which should be much more formidable than it is, took turns of steaming up and then deflating as Pickle and Co. scampered for an even 100 yards in 41 rushing attempts. Up front, the Chick stickouts were guards Jodie Hall and Bo Huffman. GUARD HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION — Foundation "work on : the guard house .at the Blytheville Air Force Base is shown above as it nears completion. Fraser Construction Co. of Ft. Smith was awafded the contract for the structure, which is to cost $40,855. The same company-also is building the crash and fire station on the base. (Courier News Photo) lop Crowds Expected As Fair Hears End Top crowds of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair to date were expected to pass through Walker Park gates today arid tomorrow as the fair concludes its 10th annual run. 4-H Club activities and the annual Kids' Day highlighted yesterday's fair program. The final showing of the variety act program in front of the grandstand was scheduled for 8 tonight and auto races will be run- off tomorrow afternoon. The fair is slated, to close at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Winners in the 4-H cattle judging events held yesterday included the following: Dairy Cattle David Wallace, Craighead County, 1; James Thornton, Clay, 2; Linuel Tate, Clay, 3; James Walker, Randolph, 4; Troy Jennings, Clay, 5; ends Freddy Rounsavall and Fred- \ Bobby Couch, Craighead, 6; Ronald Lee, Randolph, 7; Harold' McClel- landland, Greene, 8; Cecil Wimberly, Clay, 9; Edward Elder, Craighead, 10; David Ozier," Clay, 11; Carl Hall, Greene, Ronald Ishmual, Craighead and Larry Frazer, White, tie for 12th; Ivan LaFerney, 13. Beef Cattle ' Individual winners—David Poole, Independence, 1; Jimmy Hamilton, Independence, 2; Joe Finney, Independence, 3; Charles Hollis, Clay : 4; Joe Runsick,. Jackson, and Wayne dy Hodge and tackle John Fong who, when they wanted to, roamed the Rams' backfield like they belonged there. The Chicks mixed a little split-T with their Notre Dame box offense that kept the Rams' defense pretty well scattered. And Bobby Jones looked good in running the options. The . Chicks drove 76 yards in the second quarter for their first touchdown with a couple of nice The Roving Secretary cans contend that a • Soviet boat was seen in the vicinity of the crash in time to pick up survivors. Still another major point made by the note was to deny Soviet claims to the Habomi islands, which are within sight of the east coast of Hokkaido, the northernmost main island of Japan. The attack occurred near the Habo- mais. Reds Claim Possession The Soviets, claiming possession of the island by right of wartime Yalta agreement, alleged that the American plane violated Russia territory. Russia also contended that the bomber had opened fire on Soviet fighter aircraft—which the United States has denied. Under the Yalta agreement, the Soviets were given control of the Kurile Islands, stretching northeastward of Japan. But the Japanese contend that the Habornais do not fall under the Kuriles and therefore should be restored to Japan. The United States protested the- attack twice immediately after it occurred two years ago. It insisted that Russia make reparation for damage and rejected Soviet statements that there was no information about the fate of the eight crew men on the aircraft. Today's long note was a legalistic document reviewing the whole record of charges and countercharges and calling for a formal Soviet reply. Dulles Off for New European Meeting By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles flies to London tonight for a crucial meeting with French Premier Mendes-France and other European leaders on prompt measures for rearming West Germany. Benton, Independence, tie for 5th; Kenneth Parr and Janies Petit of Jackson, tie for 7th; Jimmy Zirkle, Craighead, 9; Tommy Myers, Jackson, 10; Ralph Stevens, Craighead, arid Leslie Haley, Clay, tie for llth; Donald Luttrell, Jackson, 13; Richard Davis, Jackson, 14; Billy Arrington, Craighead, 15. Team winners— Independence County: David Poole, Jimmy Hamilton and Joel Finney, first; Jackson: Kenneth Parr, James Petit- and' Joe Runsick, second; Clay: Charlis Hollis, Leslie Haley and Finley, third; Craighead: Billy Arrington, Ralph Stevens and Jimmy Zirkle, fourth, Additional -winners in. the Flower Department announced yesterday include the following: Specimen Rose Red — Mrs. A. S. Harrison, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Viola Morris, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. Arthur Rushing, Blytheville, 3. . .. • White — Mrs. R. A. Copeland, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. Morris,. 3.. . .Pink — James E. Price, 1; Mrs. Lee Stiles, Blytheville, 2; Mrs. Ross Stevens, Blytheville, 3. Yellow — Mrs. Joe Ferguson, Blytheville, -2; : James Price,- 3. > Multicolor—Mrs. R. L. Johnson, Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Morris, 2; James Price, 3. Other Classes Best exhibit tea roses — Blytheville Garden Club,. 1; Mrs. Stiles, 2; Mrs. Ferguson, 3. Best exhibit florabundas —- Juanita Ferguson, 1; Mrs. Joe Ferguson, 2. Large dahlia Miss Jewel Lee, McCarthy Probe Group Guards Report Closely few Details Out But Key Question Still Under Wraps By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) —- A special Senate investigating committee took elaborate precautions today to guard the secrecy of its 60,000-word verdict on censure charge against Sen. McCarthy. A few details about the general makeup of the report came to light, but the key question was.still under, wraps: Do the unanimous findings declare for or against the controversial Wisconsin Republican? Senate leaders yesterday shelved plans for a politically explosive pre-election Senate session on the censure move. They agreed instead to hold off the start of the session until Nov. 8, the week after .the Nov. 2 nationwide congressional elections. This decision promptly set off some political sparring, with Republicans generally hailing it and Democrats 'declaring they are ready to .bring the censure issue to a showdown vote right now, if that were possible. UN Assembly Puts U.S. ^B • ^^^^ •• ' • ' A-Plan on Priority List The Unanimous Report- .date was fixed as the in- He is reported going with a sli ghtly hopeful, yet highly cautious attitude about the chances of successful agreement at the nine-power conference opening Tuesday. . Dulles has no detailed plan o his own, associates said. But it understood that—like British Foreign Secretary Eden and West German Chancellor Adenauer—he feels a solution should be found by tying Weather Clear Street Needed for NCPC Parade Chief of Police John Foster- and National Cotton Picking Contest Parade Chairman Bob Warren joined today in pointing out that Blytheville's Main Street must be • cleared for the parade which comes up on Thursday. Current plans call for blocking off Main from Lilly to Fifth around noon. National Guardsmen of Company M are to assist City Police in clearing the streets. "Cooperation of all citizens in keeping their cars off Main Street Thursday will be appreciated not only by my committee but. by. everyone who wants to see the parade," Mr. Warren said. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with-a few showers extreme north portion, no important temperature changes. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy extreme north, mostly cloudy elsewhere this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; a lew light showers central and south portions today and in south tonight. Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yestcrday~88. Sunrise tomorrow—5:51. Sr.nset. today—5:53. Maan temperature (midway between high and low—76.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — today—none. Precipitation alst 24 hours to 7 a.m 35.6S. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—88. Minimum this morning—<W. Precipitation January l to date — M.M. Pleas of Guilty Entered in White Slave Ring Case NEW ORLEANS Uf) ~ U. S. District Judge Herbert W. Christenberry said he will sentence six men Wednesday on charges of conspiracy in operating a prostitution ring in which airplanes were used to transport the girls over an eight-state area. The men pleaded guilty yesterday to the charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Mann Act. Assistant U. Sr Attorney Richard Baldwin has termed the case the "biggest white slave case since the Lucky -Luciano arrest." The ring operated in Florida,! South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas. Alabama, Louisiana and! Mississippi, officials said. West Germany into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is said that Dulles does not know whether, in .the showdown Mendes-France will go along with this kind of solution or will insist on delaying NATO. German entry into Vogue Plan The French Premier has advanced a plan which, State Department officials say, is vague but apparently relies mainly on the 1948 Brussels pact as a safeguard against reborn German militarism. Dulles' associates consider two unanswered questions of fundamental importance: 1. Is Mendes-France sincerely seeking a quick and workabls solution to the German problem? Or, because of deep French fears of German rearmament, is he really intent on stalling off a decision indefinitely by engaging in prolonged negotiations? 2, If Mendes-France wants and joins in an agreed formula, will he ae able to get the French Assembly to back hjm up and ratify it? The present crisis began three wekes ago when the French Assembly shelved a plan for a European Defense Community. The project would have pooled French and' German military strength and controls in Europe, thereby, giving France some power over Germany's future military development. Germany Takes Priority One major feature of the EDC plan which Dulles considered of vital importance was its provision 'or a supranational authority — a step toward unity among the free nations of Europe. Dulles has now decided that,'much as he would like to save this feature n any new plan, the urgent, need to begin the formation of 12 German give West Germany sovereignty and divisions must take priority over everything else. Informants said that Dulles is prepared to use much patience in trying to get full French cooperation. He feels that any reasonable plan with French cooperation is far more desirable than some alternative arrangement reached over French objections. Yet his aides have recently spent almost half their working hours considering ways or rearming Germany, without French cooperation, if that is finally decided on. A U. S. diplomat said that it Is a safe bet that Dulles would buy any Blytheville, 1; Mrs. Walter Wood, Luxora, 2. Miniature dahlia — Miss Lee, 2; Mrs. Stiles, 3. Small dahlia—Mrs. L. W. Smith, Blytheville, 3. Best exhibit dahlias — Miss Lee, 1; Mrs. Smith, 2. Tri-color (pink roses) — James Price. Judges were Mrs. H. V. Sewell and Mrs. Otho Edgington, both of Kennett, Mo. Swine Winners Named Entries in the swine, department could almost have been classified by breeder as well as breed, with each breeder making clean sweeps in various divisions. John Hess of Blytheville took all awards—11 first prizes and eight second — in the Berkshire showing. In the spotted Poland China division. Bailey Brothers of Lake City was the only winning entrant. In addition to the grand champion boar and sow, Bailey entries also won six first prizes and seven second place premiums. Milton Burks of Burdette took all premiums for Poland China entries, including four first prizes, one sec- and, one third and two grand champions. Duroc entries by L. H. Autry of Burdette won all awards in that division, including nine first-place awards and five second-place premiums. This included the grand champion boar and sow. vestigating committee, headed by Sen. Watkins (R-Utah), completed what Watkins announced was a unanimous report of findings on a censure resolution by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) and 46 supporting charges. The charges were fired at McCarthy by Flanders and Sens. Fulbright (D-Ark) and Morse (Ind- Ore). They accused him 6f misconduct including contempt of the Senate, slurring fellow 'senators, abusing an Army general, and illegal use and solicitation of secret government documents. Watkins and his five fellow committee members ordered the verdict made public Monday, but took extraordinary precautions meanwhile against any "leak" as to its See MCCARTHY on Page 10 AEC Prepares New Weapons For A-Tests WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commission is readying a new set of weapons tests at its Nevada proving grounds next winter. The AEC came out last night with an announcement of a "series of atomic tests commencing early in ' 1955, probably about mid-February." David Poole and Bud Ounter 01 Ranchers, miners and others in Blytheville were heavy winners in the Hampshire division. In addition to showing the grand champion boar, Mr. Poole's entries won seven first place awards and two second place ribbons. Mr. Gunter's entries received one first, three second, one fourth place awards. The grand champion Hampshire sow was shown by the only other winner, R. D. Nash of Blytheville. Winners in the fat barrow competition-included 180-220 Ibs.—Au- ;ry, 1 and 3; Poole, 2 and 4; Hess, 5. 221-280 Ibs.—Bailey Brothers, 1 and 4; Autry, 2 and 3. Pen of 3 light barrows—Autry, 1; Poole, 2.. Pen of 3 heavy barrows—Autry, 1; Baily Brothers, 2. Champion barrow—Autry. Southern Nevada and southwestern Utah were warned of the impending tests which AEC said "will conform generally with those previously conducted in Nevada." Presumably, AEC scientists are planning to- try out improved and perhaps new types of atomic weapons for the battlefield use. Since the mightier hydrogen bomb' test blasts have been touched off only in the AEC's Marshall Islands proving grounds in the mid- Pacific, it was expected the new Nevada test* would be confined to nuclear fusion, or "atomic," devices. Officials have spoken recently of the "constant improvement of our weapon posture" and of a growing variety of atomic weapons. No Discussion Held on Placing Item on Agenda UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (AP) — Without discussion, the U. N. Assembly today pul on its agenda with'a priority tag the. Eisenhower atoms-for- peace plan today. It sent the proposals to the key political committee where it will be fully discussed. No one spoke as the Assembly President Eelco N. Van Kleffens, called for .discussion, on whether to put the item on the agenda. The United -States and the Soviet Union, which agreed yesterday on this action," did hot ask for the floor. "The action means that the Assembly will .give early consideration to this item, which is hailed by some delegates as the most important before this ninth session. An American source said the U. S. delegation would ask .the assm- bly's 60-nation political committee early next week to make the plan its first order of business. The source described it as a natural to open the committee debates, beginning probably the middle of next week. -. .-., ;- • The Assembly assigns questions to the committees, but each committee determines its own erder- of business. . Discussion of the plan got a surprising assist yesterday from the Soviets. Russia's Aiidrei Vishinsky not only insisted in the steering committee that the atom item go on the Assembly agenda, but called for a unanimous vote in recommending its consideration. Yishinsky Denies Reejctlon Vishinsky denied TJ.S. statements that the Soviet Union had rejectect the atom pool plan, proposed by President Eisenhower last December in a speech to the U.N. Vishin- sky said the Kremlin wished to resume talks on the idea. U.S. Secretary of State Dulles presented a further four-point study and training plan to the Assembly Thursday, which emphasized atomic power techniques and methods of fighting cancer. He said the United States and other countries would develop the program even if Russia refused to cooperate. : • • • Vishinsky, hinting at a tack he may take in committee debates said the atom pool idea would no solve the question of atomic weap ons. He called again for a ban o he use of mass destructive weap ons but gave no indication wheth er the Soviet Union would insist on such' a ban as a prior condition t oining the U.S.-sponsored pool. Today's Assembly session wa called to approve the 67-item agenda so the seven committee can begin organizing and get tc work. They, begin their work under boy cott threats from both Britain and France, voted down yesterday bj the Assembly on so-called colonia questions. Cyprus Vote Studied The Assembly agreed 30-19, with 11 nations abstaining, to consider Greece's request for a U.N.-au thorized plebiscite on the British IT'S COTTON CORSAGE TIME — Cotton corsages, the trademark of the National Cotton Picking Contest, soon will be seen about Blytheville where the 15th annual contest will be run off Friday. Miss Rosemary Monaghan is,pictured examining the corsage which identifies her as an, ambassadoress of cotton. (Courier News Photo) By MARVIN JL. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — Does the new zip President Eisenhower has started putting into his campaign for a Republican Congress mean the GOP high command is worried about the outcome ; of the November elections? ruled Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Greece says the inhabitants of the island want to unite with her. British representatives said they would not attend debates on the issue. Britain maintains the question is an internal matter, outside the ujrisdiction of the international organization. She says such a plebiscite might bring dangerous dissension. The French indicated they would not take part in any debates on Tunis and Morocco, France's two North African protectorates. Both areas have been the scene of terrorism waged by independence seeking nationalists. The Assembly hear Indonesia's also agreed to claims to West New Guinea, despite protests from the Dutch. The Netherlands retained West New Guinea when it granted sovereignty in 1949 to Indonesia. Forfeits DWI Bond Tom Vance forfeited bond of $111.75 in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving: while intoxicated. Negroes Set for Demo Committee LITTLE ROCK Orval Faubus, Democratic nominee for governor, says he hopes the Arkan"will name some outstanding Negro leaders as members." That means there probably will be Negroes on the party's state committee for the first time in history. It is unlikely that the committee, which is composed mainly of Faubus supporters, would fo against the wishes of the nominee. See DULLES on Page II i j^ubu*' atatemofit follow* tbt Its membership— of the state's six closing session of the state convention here yesterday. The convention adopted a resolution directing the State Committee to add six persons to one from each districts. Rice WM not mentioned in the resolution, but Fred Picleens of Newport, chairman of the convention'* Resolutions Committee, said th* purpose of the resolution was to permit the committee to add groes and he said he thought that would '.'depend on the interest manifested by Negroes in the various districts." He added that two Congressional districts—his home Third District and the Second District—had small Negro populations. He said Negroes are "members of the Democratic Party, have been voting for years, and are entitled to recognition." Aides to the President here a the summer White House provid no clear cut yes or no answer. They and Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall concede in advance of the four-state poll tical tour which Eisenhower com pleted yesterday that the party' candidates were "running scared. But they also insist that doesn' mean they actually are fearful th Stevenson Notes Ike's Pleadings' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrat Adlai Stevenson took note last night of President Eisen flower's larger role in the cam paign and contended the Presiden is pleading for a Republican Con gress "to save the Republican party.' Stevenson, who'll address Democratic rally . at Minneapolis tonight, told an Evanston, HI. audience that Eisenhower is saying, in effect, 'give me a Republican gress to do what we couldn't do with a Republican Congress." "The nation can't be saved that way," Stevenson said. Stevenson spoke last night in behalf of Sen. Douglas (D-I11) who is opposed for reelection by Republican Joseph T. Meek. The 1953 Democratic presidential candidate said it is hard to know what Meek "stands for except day Dy day expediency. Expediency is the policy of the Republican party." Stevenson said the GOP-control- ed 83rd Congress "stood for disorder, incompetence and impotence." Senate epublican Leader Know- and of California yesterday listed the impending election as the ma* or factor in deciding to convene he Senate Nov. 8 to consider, whether to censure Sen. McCarthy :R-Wis). Action at that time would be 'in an atmosphere free from pre- election tensions," Knowland said. A special Senate Committee that considere the censure move by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) announced yesterday it has completed a unan- mous report on th- issue and will make it public Monday. Flanders ontends McCarthy's conduct has ended to bring the Senate into dis- epute. Vungortr Cow 0/ts MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (JP)-~A hang* ver from a kerosene drinking spree as just too much for Paul Flynn's ow. She's dead. The cow got into a washtub filled 1th kerosene recently and guz- tbra to Ilv* gallon*. Democrats will recapture control of Congress. They say it's good psychology to run scared to avoid, overconfidence. Then why did Eisenhower start slugging'" for the fii-st time during the campaign in his Los Angeles speech Thursday night after -showing so much restraint for weeks? Two Part Answer The answer you get in talking- to men around the President here is in two parts. First, they say that with Congress as evenly divided politically as it is now that there naturally is some rear concern that the Democrats may win control in November. They add, however, that the concern is by no means new and that, therefore, is not a major factor in the more vigorous fight Eisenhower has started to wage. They say a more important reason for the step-up in the President's pace is in the second part to the answer—timing. The entire campaign, Eisenhower associates say, was planned the way it has been going. An easy start, gradual gathering of steam, and then the climax in the weeks remaining before Nov. 2. According to those associates, it was in the cards from the, start that the President would build up tempo as he went along." They recall he was criticized in some quarters early in the 1952 presidential campaign for not waging a more vigorous fight. But as the duel with Adlai Seve- enson progressed, Eisenhower became more outspoken. And that, apparently, is the course he is following this year in the congressional campaign. Names Names Certainly he did quicken his. pace with a rush in Los Angeles, after indicating- earlier in .Montana, .Vashington and Oregon that he was about to do so. In these three states this week in advance of the Los Angeles address, the President began naming Republican congressional candi- Qates'from the speakers platform or the first time. He had said months before that he would do no barnstorming for ndividuals. He still hasn't, but he has begun to mention this candidate as "my good friend" and to peak of that candidate in terms L record of support of the admini- tration. Until the Los Angeles speech, Eisenhower had made no blunt, inging call for election of another Republican Congress—and he had ossed scarcely a brickbat at the Democrats. In Los Angeles he did both. He aid loss of Congress to the Dem- )crats would lead to a "field day" i Washington politics, and to stagnation" with the White House lepublican. He declared hi* administration'* ecord adds up to _ "compelling eason why completion. of .this reat orogram requires the tlec- •cc EI8£NHOW£K ••*•§• *

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