The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 17, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 175 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVB CENTS Col. Ford Leads 1st Jets To Blytheville Base Col. Thomas R. Ford, commanding officer of the 461st Bombardment Wing, Moroccos New Council Urges Peace By CARL HARTMAN RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's new regency council held its first meeting today and appealed for "calm and serenity" in this terror-torn French protectorate. Th* four-man council met in the Imperial Palace as France pressed an official charge that Moroccan rebels had fired across the border from Spanish Morocco upon French units. The charge was the latest in an acrimonious exchange between France and Spam over Whether the rebels are operating back and fourth across the border and receiving aid from Spanish Morocco. The first business ahead of the council is to appoint a prime minister to organize a representative government. Ben Slimane, former governor of toe holy city of Fez and a moderate nationalist, was widely mentioned for the post. French Premier Edgar Faure's government finally set up the council in the hope it would lead to an end 'of two years of terrorism and the beginnings of popular rule. Immediately it was in the middle of a fight between the protagonists of of two ousted sultans, a nationalist sympathizer and his successor who hewed to French mendsnip. Spain Complaint! The charge that French troops had been fired upon from Spanish Morocco was In response to a Spanish complaint that France was threatening peace. Spain threatened to take a complaint to the United Nations if the French did not quit talking about alleged Spanish aid to Moroccan rebels. Spain is not a U.N. member hut presumably she could get some of her friends to push any action she desired. Resident General Pierre Boyer de Latour in a press statement said the troop* were fired upon Oct. H but did not shoot back across the border. Since Oct. 1 French troops havej been engaged in a good-sized opera- | led the first flight of jet bombers into Blytheville Air Force Base today, marking a historical point in ac- tivalion of the light jet bomber base.. Approximately 1,000 persons watched Col. Ford as he landed his B57B to become the first to pilot a jet into reactivated World War II base. Col. Ford's craft was accompanied by another of the same type. They arrived in the vanguard of four T-'A'.i jet trainers and the remaining 10 B57B's which make up the tactical aircraft of the 764th Bomb Squadron. The flight of T-33's and the 10 B57B's arrived several minutes after Col. Ford. Over Town The Colonel, who flew here this morning after spending last night at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, flew over the base and over the city before landing, The flight of 10 jet bombers also flew over part of the city in making their circles of the field. All planes arrived over the base on schedule. Visitors and Air Force personnel were permitted to inspect the ships and talk to air crews following the landing. Air Force officials entertained their guests and the press at a luncheon at 12 o'clock and conducted guided tours of the base afterward. The 764th is one of the tactical squadrons of the 461st Bombardment Wing, Light, which will complete its movement to the Blytheville base during coming months. Col. Thomas R. Ford Arrives in B57B jet Visitors Greet Col. Ford and Inspect Blytheville's First Jeti Republicans should "drop" Vice President Nixon as a 1956 presidential possibility because, Rauh said, the independent voter will "never swallow him.' Democrats they are the And: should remember '•party of liberalism angle along the border of Spanish border. Getting Spainsh Aid Speaking unofficially, the French have charged repeatedly that the rebels are getting aid from the Spanish side of the border, that the guerrillas are trained at a camp at Nador. Spanish Morocco, and that a hospital for their wounded is have never won elections for them across the border. The Spanish gov- j in the past, any more than they ernment has denied these charges, j will in 1956." Boyer de Latour's press statement was the first official recital of the French charges, it declared: "It is notorious thai Moroccan dissidents have found help and refuge GOP is Urged to Drop Nixon From List of Likely Candidates By THE ASSOCIATE!) PRESS Prospects for the Republican presidential nomination figured prominently in political talk yesterday. A/id "advice" to bolh parties came from Chairman Joseph L Rauh Jr. of Americans; for Democratic Action, a political action group espousing New Deal and "Fair Deal" princi- • pies. Rauh told a New Jersey state ADA convention: ! Inside Today's Courier News . . . Razorbacks' Ground Attack and Pass Defense Standout in 2720 Texas Win . . . Only Three Teams Left at Top After Weekend of Upsets . . . 8WC Tangle j May Clear This Week . . . Sports . Pases 10 and 11... . . Courier News Magazine . Page «... in the Spanish zone of Morocco." and that and timidity Nixon's name cropped up in New York with the arrival of California's Gov. Goodwin J. Knight I'or his announced plan to lead delegation to the state's publican National Convention next year as a nominal candidate lor president, even, if that pitted him against Knight Nixon-pledged slate. "Not a Candidate" Knight said "I'm nnL a candidate for president" even if President Eisenhower doesn't seek re-election, and "Nixon is all right with me if he's nominated. It depends on what the President's wishes are." a series of speeches at GOP meet-j New York's Republican Atty. imrfi. Knight had been criticized by! Gen. Jacob K. .Javits said on a Nixon supporters in California for! TV program it would be "logical" ARC Not Planning 600 Attend SeMo Democratic New Fund Drive Group's Meeting at Sikeston to assume his state's GOP delega-! tion to the convention world offer! former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey! as a "favonte son" candidate for president. Harold E. Stassen. the President's special assistant on disarmament, said on a separate TV program that "I do not consider myself a candidate" even if Eisen- US' Far Eastern Prestige Hurt By Lacy's Quitting hower doesn't run. ( Sen. Butler (R-Mdi said it will be hnrder for the GOP to win if Eisenhower doesn't seek re-elec-' lion, "But I think it can be done." Solid South WASHINGTON u?i — The Red i GJC.S srys it h?s no present plans! emergency flood relict • SIKESTON — Six-hundred repre- ner wore David Btenton, chairman for anoi'irr fun ' nn;:r:i j. .;\.r.. h Eunkcr, Red Cross pres- idem, snid; ! the Bool heel Democratic Club's din "It is too efii'ly to estimate howl ner meeting in honor of Thomas C mirh additional money we will hnvej lirnnintrs Jr.. Missouri's senior U. S. to sp?nrt to help the new storm vie-! frnator. at the Armory her Satur- tims. It nuij- run into several mil-1 day night, lion dollars." sentative.s of all H counties, includ- i of the Tenth Congressional District j doesn't run. ii:T Pomiseot, in the Tenth Conpres- j Democratic. Committee, and J. V. By MURRAY FROMSO N SEOUL '3i — American prestige in the Far East hn.s not be enen- hanced by (he sudden resignation of U. S. Ambassador William Lacy. Despite the Stale Department's explanation that L;icy had asked Gov. Lawrence Wethcrby of Ken-; lo be recalled because of riysen- tuckv, at Point ~lear. Ala., for a' ter ^ tnere is niountln* evidence that quiet Korean pressure, not ill- conference or Southern governors' - g responsiWe . that opens tomorrow, said today • the odds favor the South voting solidly Democratic in 1956. And. he told newsmen, he sees Adlru Stevenson as the winner in president in) balloting if Eisenhower 38 Are Dead As New Floods Ravage East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A three-day battle of the elements eight miles high rained death and property destruction of many millions on six Northeastern states over the weekend. The toll of persons known or presumed dead rose to 38. The sun broke through leaden clouds in New York City and other areas today and the New York Weather Bureau said at 11:15 a.m. that the worst was over. From his sickbed in Denver, President Eisenhower issued assurances of aid to the storm-stricken sectors. Val Peterson, director of civil defense, boarded an army plane to inspect the flooded areas and report back to the President. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, civil defense units, police and firemen toiled throughout the weekend in rescue and salvage efforts, but their work is far from done. The American Red Cross said about 6,900 families have been affected in the storm areas—3.200 In Connecticut, 1,500 each in New York and New Jersey, and 700 in Pennsylvania. Dozens of bridges and roads are washed out, rail transportation is snarled or suspended, power lines are down, and struggling citizens in many communities face the danger of contaiminated drinking water. Up to 11 Inches The three days of rainfall ranged from 3.75 inches in New York City to more than 11 inches in Danbury, Conn. This compares with a high of 17 inches in some areas during Hurricane Diane last Aug. 18-19. Officials said deaths and property damage would be far below that caused by Diane. That hurricane produced flash floods which caught communities unprepared. In the latest storm, residents had time to make preparations which saved lives and property. Disaster teams, tested by Diane, swung into immediate action this time. Hardest hit in the current catastrophe was rich Fail-field County in Connecticut, a commuter area of New York City. Forty-eight towns in the region, and in western communities south of Waterbury, felt the brunt of the ravaging flood waters. Most of these areas had been spared by Hurricane Diane's punch which ripped up other Connecticut cities and towns. The storm blew up in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras, N. C., Friday morning. By night it had centered over the New York metropolitan area. There it paused, pinned down by high pressure center over northern New England. As a result there has been a continuous feed of rain-bearing southeasterly winds over the Northeast. "Taperinp-Off Process" The Weather Bureau likened the situation to a grim football game h the defense (.high pressure area) refusing to budge before the offense (low pressure system). ' i Ernest J. Christie, meteorologist charge of the New York City Weal her Bureau, said today "we ire in a slow tapering-off process ' He said there would be occasional rains tonight and tomorrow, but they would not be heavy. State by .slate, here is the situa- Sec FLOODS on Page 14 Supreme Court Rules Oaklawn Franchise Illegal LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court today ruled that the present franchise under which Oaklawn Jockey Club operates horse racing at Hot Springs is void. * That means the Arkansas Racing Commission may now open three Ike to Meet With Radford, Wilson Today President to Get Bedside Report on National Defense By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER IjR — Recuperating President Eisenhower takes a look today at how things are going in tht national defense field after passing a few more important milestones toward recovery over the weekend. Secretary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were flying out from Washington for a military affairs conference with the President at Ftizsimons Army Hospital. The meeting — Eisenhower's fourth at the hospital with administration leaders — is part of the program of steadily increasing official activity the doctors are permitting. Sessions with other key government men are scheduled for later in the week. Had Good Xiuht Weath uer NORTHEAST ARKANSAS —Pair and cool this afternoon and tonight With a few spots of light frost; Tuesday fair; a little warmer Tuesday afternoon. High this afternoon mid to high 60s; low tonight upper 30s to low 40s. MISSOURI—Frost warning west and north; partly cloudy exu'cme east this afternoon otherwise generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; cooler northeast tonight with scattered frost west and north; low tonight generally in the 30s; high Tuesday 50s extreme northeast to 60s elsewhere. Maximum Saturday—69. Minimum yesterday—40. Maximum ycstcrrtsy—(H. Minimum this morning—40. Sunrise* tomorrow—fl:OB. Sunset today—5:23. Mean temperature—52. Precipitation 24 hours (7 n.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dnte—42,86. Trill I>att Luit Yenr —Maximum yesterday—65. Minimum thin morning—42, Precipitation Jftn. 1 to ditt-31.M. j Carmine G. DeSapio. New York. 1 Distria of Misc-niri^ attended Coiiran, New Madrid's county pros-1 D( , m0(;ratlc national committee-: man who is pushing Gov. AverpI) HaiTlman of New York for president, said after a West Coast trip that he found a "surprisingly" large amount of pro-Harriman feol- Inc in California. Sen. Ellender (D-Ln- said he hopes Hamman. once a foreign aid administrator under President Truman, does no; State Senior J. F. (Pat) Patterson ol Cnnithcrsville, chairman of the Boothecl Democratic Club, said thai Hcnnings said that the election of a-Democratic Congress last fall ended Republican control of the foreign policy of President Eisenhower and State Secretary John Foster Dulles. Patterson quoted Henningsas saying a Democratic victory in lf)54 was necessary to make a Big Four meet- in? possible. Frank Clement, governor of Tennessee, attended the meeting and talked about Dixon-Yates. Clement repeated previous statements that Dixon-Yates is a giveaway deal for New York bankers to finance a project with government guarantee of whatever is considered, according to Patterson. Other dignitaries attending the meeting included Missouri Attorney General John M. Dalton and Congressman Paul C. Jones, both of Kennett; Lt. Gov. James Blair; State Secretary Walter Toberman; State Treasurer Hubert Bates; State Auditor Ha,skell Holinan; Mark Hnllo- rnn, St. Louis, Missouri's national cominitteeman for the Democratic party, and Wllber Daniels, Fayette, chairman of the Slate Democratic Committee. Assisting Patterson with the din- British Flotilla Leaves Red Port LENINGRAD iff*) — The visiting British naval flotilla sailed today after a 12-hour delay because of bad weather. The sailing ended a four-day good-will visit during which British sailors were boisterously feted by thousands of Russians. Because ol high water in the river Neva the Schmidt, bridge in central Leningrad was lifted at noon to allow the British warships to pass. The bridge is rarely raised and there were choking traffic jams today. A six-ship Soviet fleet on reciprocal good-will mission to Britain left Portsmouth today after a visit of similar length. Reminds Motorists Of Their Wifely Duties Casual observation : Sign on the back of a truck seen Roing through Blytheville this morning read: "Don't Just sit there. Nag at your husband." His resign!!I ion, predicted in Washington last week, shocked U. S. Embassy sources here and in Tokyo. ' | Korean, pressure a^aip..-;t him stems from a fear that Lacy was assigned to Seoul to watch noxi year's crucial election when Presi-j Syngman Rhee will seek a! third term. Denied Charge This is fear based on County's Two Scout Units Will Merge Mississippi County will become a •smple Boy Scout district Thursday according to recent state- Today's 7 a.m. bulletin from the hospital reported that: "The President had a good, sound ight.'s sleep of more than eight hours. He awoke refreshed and cheerful. 'His condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." Wilson and Radford were meet- ng- with the President in the wake of these encouraging- new developments in his convalescence from Sept. 24 heart attack: 1. For the first time since he entered the hospital, Eisenhower ^ | on Saturday was out of bed and '* sat in an easy chair for 15 minutes. Yesterday he was in the chair for 30 minutes — and he got. a report there on the new floods ravaging- the Northeastern states and on the federnl government's relief activities. Attendants lifted the President from his bed and back again. Through his chief aide Sherman Adams. Eisenhower later sent word to the stricken areas that all necessary step.s will he taken under the disaster relief laws to provide help for the ilood victims. 2. The President's physicians announced that daily cardiograms Commission may now sealed competing bids—including one from Oaklawn—for a new franchise. And it may mean that next year's racing meeting could be delayed beyond its customary February-March dates. John G. Cella of St. Louis, president of Oaklawn Jockey Club, has declared that no other group will be permitted to use the club's Hot Springs plant. If another bidder should be awarded the racing franchise and Cella should hold to his stand, it would be necessary to construct another track. Just how long this would take is uncertain. The Supreme Court said the current Oaklawn franchise is invalid bacause it was granted, on April 13, 1954, to extend for 10 years from May 14, 1955. Provisions Violated At the time Oaklawn held an earlier 10-year franchise which didn't expired until May, 1955. The Supreme Court said the law was specific that only one franchise could exist in any county at any time and that a franchise start.-, _ ed from its date of issuance. Both these provisions were violated, the court said. Oaklawn Jockey Club sued to prevent the present Racing Commission from opening bids for a new franchise last May. PuLaski Chancellor Guy E. Williams at Little Rock ruled for the club, holding it had a valid franchise. The Supreme Court reversed this holding and dismissed the club's suit. Before the suit was filed, Oaklawn and two others submitted sealed bids for the new franchise. One other bidder was identified as Eastern Racing- Association, which operates Suffolk Downs at Boston. The third bidder has never been identified. At, one time a spokesman for Eastern said it was no longer interested because of the Htigaiton, However, all three bids are still held here, Dr. Ed Dunaway of Conway, chr.irnmn of the Arkansas Racing Commission, said today that the court's decision was clear and that a meeting would be held soon to open the bids. To Ask Reconsideration However, William J. Smith ot Little Rock, attorney for Oaklawn. said a petition asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling would be filed. Smith has 17 days to file this motion for rehearing. Until this is done and the court has passed on the motion, the case still officially hasn't ended even though petitions for rehearing- are seldom granted. The 1954 franchise to Oaklawn, , . , which has operated the state's only — tracing heart repair progress; j lorse — no longer will be taken because ! that he figured in the 19fi3 Philip-! "icnts of Eastern Arkansas Council. pine election when Pi evident Ra-' Parent organization of the districts. mon Magsaysay came lo power, i Heretofore, the county has been "Is it true Iliat you've come to divided into a northern and south- of thn steady improvement in his condition. Thai decision came 24 hours after Friday's cardiogram See IKE on'paue 14 win the Democratic nomination because he is "the type away all we've got." Korea to . get rid qf Syntrman Rhee?" one Korean politic inn ern district. Council President Ben T. Laney Colombo Plan Nations Meet SINGAPORE f/P)—The Colomb" Plan nations opened a conference here today amid authoritative rr- ports Britain was prepared to almost quadruple its contributions to the Asian development program. For the first six-year period nf the plan donor nations have contributed about three billion pounds —about 8Vj billion dollars—to carry on economic development schemes. Britain has Riven 2.800,--- pounds for each of the first six years. At the opening session R. G Casey, foreign secretary of Australia, and Lester B. Pearson nf Canada, two donor nations, emphnsi/'-d they were in favor of continuing inc development plan. Indonesia, I he policy seeks any new lest tier in Ko. rea. Nevertheless. Rhce is 80 years asked him bluntly. Lacy denied il. I st ' lt < ic i that "after two years of con- There is no indication that, U.S. I sideration, the District Realignment ' Committee has recommended with the Council Executive Hoarding ap- 1 old and had a glandular operation I Proving, the creation of a single i last spring. The possibility exists] district to serve the area of Missis- that Lacy was sent to Korea partly! S 'PP' County." to look for new leadership in the! First meeting of the Mississippi . event of Rhec's death. When Lacy arrived here he t;ot what amounted to an official snub, ; Rhee had objected to his appoint* j ment on grounds of youth and in- : experience. Lacy is 45. His pro-, deccssor, Ellis o .Brings, was loj Cofut/iersv/V/e Kiwanis years older and had served in sev- DJ n • L. » Lt eral ambassadorial posts. "Ian PanCOKC Breakfast Only last Thursday Lacv told me CARUTHERSVILLK — The annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is set j County district will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at. the Rustic Inn. J. E. Dews, council vice president,, will be the speaker at Thursday's meeting, Laney said. in Rn intcrviow * th ; rft to scnd nim ho me _ H , ookpd bct . no plan tci* lhan he did last summer. As for his dysentery, he has suffered from it for years. Only five months ago he was assigned to Korea, ft known substandard health area, in spite of it. Those tilings are well known here, and the general Inference Is that for one reason or another Philippines and Ceylon Joined in ( Rhee found Lacy unwelcome and stressing the need to carry on pro-1 that the State Department JccU launched in the last six years. I seen U hit Way, hns for Saturday, November 5, at Top Hal. Cafe here. Advance tickets are now being sold by all Kiwanians, according to Jack Hubbnrd. ticket chairman. Proceeds from the Pancake Day will be used for Kiwanis' child welfare fund, which furnishes medical care and clothing for needy children. Dr. Carl DoHoff Is general chairman of the project. Y Workers Meet Tomorrow City Division workers in the YMCA fund drive will meet at the Y offices in City Hall at 7:30 tomorrow morning. Coffee will be served the workers before they receive solicitation assignments. Big gifts division of the fund drive is already in full swing. race track since racing was legalized in the miri-30's, was granted by a racing commission appointed by former Gov. Francis Cherry. Bids were asked, but Oaklawn was the only bidder. Early this year a member of the present commission, appointed by Gov. Orval Faubu.s, a?ked for a ruling- on legality of the 1954 franchise. Chief Assistant Atty. Gen. Kay Matthews said it was illegal. Gas Leak Blamed HAVANA. Cuba ./?i—Leaking gaa is blamed for a violent explosion which destroyed a two-story building in downtown Havana, killing at least eight persons and injuring 50. Police estimated property damage at 5500,000. Traffic Charges Bring Fines Richard Eugene Gaines was fined $100 and costs this morning in a state case heard in Municipal Court alter he pleaded guilty to charges of driving on the wrong side of the road tind failure to yield the right of way. Lester Wilson pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under Die Influence of intoxicating liquor. He was fined $125 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail. In a city cnse Willie Alston pleaded guilty to a similar charge and was fined $125 and costs and sentenced to 34 hours in jail. Rufus Hudgens pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor anil was fined $125 and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Five men — Miller Colernan, Wayne Crouch, Robert Miller, Charlie Whirl and Frank A. Hynes — forfeited bonds of $19.75 on charges of speeding In state cases. Mitchell Walker forfeited bond o( $10.75 on a charge of operating a vehicle with an improper license. In a city case Otis Howard was fined $10 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding.

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