The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS irnr T XT/-* *eo Blytheville Courier Mississippi VaUey Leader VUlj. JL—JNU. 108 Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE; ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1954 Published Daily TWELVE PAGES Exceptsunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS CENSURE MCCARTHY Howling Japanese Typhoon Leaves 1,500 Persons Dead Hokkaido Lashed by Winds;! 1,000 Die When Ferry Sinks By JOHN RANDOLPH TOKYO (AP) — An estimated 1,500 persons perished in a howling typhoon which struck northern Japan last night. Nearly 1,000 died when a huge sea-going ferry capsized. The bodies of 17 Americans have been recovered so far and perhaps 50 more are missing, officials announced. G. B. Segraves, Osceola Lawyer, Dies; Rites Today Civic and Church Leader Succumbs to Cerebral Ailment OSCEOLA—Services for G-. B. Segraves, Sr., Osceola attorney and. civic and church leader who died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, were conducted, at 2:30 p.m. today at the First Methodist Church here by the Rev. W. O. Scroggins, Jr., pastor .assisted by the Bev. Paul Galloway of Tulsa, Okla. Burial was in Violet Cemetery •with Swift Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Segraves was stricken with a cerebral ailment Sept. 17 and had been a patient in Methodist Hospital since then. Born near Newbern, Tenn.. Oct. 19, 1881, he was the son of the late Sherrod and Helen Taylor Segraves, He came to Osceola in 1911' to be associated with Osceola Hardware Co., which he and the late Joe W. Rhodes, Sr., later purchased. Studied Law at Night After studying law at night in Mr. Rhodes's office, Mr. Segraves was admited to the bar in the early 1920'S. A leader in the Methodist Church, Stewards and a former chairman of the . board. He was a charter member and past president of the. Osceola Rotary Club,, a charter member of the Osceola Masonic Lodge and a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of the Mississippi County Board of Education and served on the Osceola School Board for many years. Mr. Segraves was chairman of Selective Service Board "C" throughout World War % IL He served for several years as chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Grassy Lake and Tyronza Drainage District Number Nine. Was on C. of C. Board . A member of the Board of Directors of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, he also was secretary- treasurer of the Osceola Broadcasting Corporation and served as attorney for the Mississippi County Bank. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. See SEGRAVES on Page 5 + Authorities said 590 bodies have been found and estimated that 500 will be recovered from the capsized ferry. Associated Press Correspondent Robert Eunson, who .flew to Hako- date, said the search for survivors has ended and rescue squads are lining up bodies of the dead on rough straw mats in an old seaman's center. The great storm, generating winds up to 110 miles an hour, without warning. apparently had whirled harmlessly into the Japan Sea when suddenly it curled back and struck the northern island of Hokkaido almost without warning. The- result was Japan's greatest maritime disaster. Giant waves in Tsugaru Straits sank five big ferries, four of which carried no passengers, and hundreds of small craft. A fire virtually wiped out Iwan- ai, a city of 23,000 on Hokkaido's west coast, and police reported disastrous landslides and floods throughout Hokkaido. Communications and power lines were wrecked. Rail lines and highways, were blocked. The most terrible disaster occurred in Hakodate harbor, where the big ocean ferry Toya Maru, carrying. 1,252,. passengers and crewmen, smashed into rocks and turned turtle. Forty - three railroad cars were hurled about inside the hull. A survivor described the stricken vessel as "a hell on earth." The first newsman to reach Hak- odate harbor used a similar phrase in describing it—"a sea of hell." Eyewitnesses said the sickle- shaped haroor and- its mile-long coast resembled a great naval disaster scene of the Pacific war. Wrecks of five ships and literally hundreds of small craft littered the beach. The sand was dotted with bodies, many wearing life jackets which had failed to save their lives in the raging surf. Smashed lifeboats, shattered timbers, oil and all the flotsam and jetsam of a sea disaster covered the beach. "We've got a terrible thing up there," said Col. John C. Randolph commander of the U.S. Air Base at Misawa, who fled over the scene. In the town of Iwanai, 90 miles north of Hakodate, 32 persons died in a fire which destroyed 3,000 of the town's 4,500 houses in a few minutes. Forty-four persons were RECOMMENDED Committee Report Urges Reprimand On Two Counts WASHINGTON (AP) — A special Senate investigating committee recommended today that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy "should be censured" by the Senate. In a report prepared for the Senate, the stenember committee said McCarthy had treated the Senate and one of. its committees contemptuously. It said further that on another count — his alleged abuse of Brig. Gen. Halph W. Zwicker, "the senator from Wisconsin, Mr. McCarthy, should be censured." As for three other broad charges considered in nine days of hearings, the committee said it feels they "do not, under all the evidence, justify a resolution of censure." The Senate will convene in. special session Nov. 8 to consider th« committee's recommendations. The Senate itself will decide then whether to vote to censure or NCPC BEAUTY ENTRANTS — Miss Barbara Saracini (left) of Poplar Bluff, Mo., will be among the entrants competing for the title of Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest when the NCPC beauty revue opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Senior High School auditorium. Miss Saracini, 18, currently reigns as Miss Poplar Bluff and was named an alternate in the recent Miss Missouri contest. She is sponsored in the NCPC event by the Poplar Bluft Junior Chamber of _ Commerce. Another recent entrant - is Miss Barbara Anderson (right), 21. A native of Nashville, Term., the blue-eyed, red-haired Miss Anderson is now working in Memphis. Cotton Picking Contest To Get TV Coverage National Cotton Picking Contest, which comes off on Thursday and Friday of this week, found itself in for more of television's limelight this week. Big Three Discuss Farm Census Heads Named Crew Leaders Picked For Missco Work Appointment of crew leaders for the agriculture census to begin in Mississippi County Nov. 3 were announced today by Homer M. Cook of Jonesboro, census field supervisor. They are • Mrs. Ruth Afflick of Blytheville, who will direct 18 enumerators in North Mississippi County, and Mrs. Alberta L. Taylor of Osceola, who will head another crew of 18 in the south half of the county. Mrs. Afflick and Mrs. Taylor will receive a week of training at the census agriculture field. office at Jonesboro beginning Oct. 4. The agriculture census will be conducted by the Bureau of Census of the Department of Commerce., As crew leaders, Mrs. Afflick and Mrs. Taylor will train and supervise enumerators, plan and allocate work assignments and review enumerations. injured and others are missing, authorities said. Hakodate was without light or power. Emergency generators were put into operation to floodlight the disaster scene inside the breakwater, where the oily keel of the Toya Maru was 'visible above the still-churning water. -Japan's maritime safety force reported one other ocean freighter sunk, five grounded and one dam- [ aged in the storm. Man Injured When Struc By Auto Here /fisfoV Today's Courier News . . . Richest World Series to Start Wednesday . . . Five Games Slated for County This Week . . . Game and Fish News . . . Sports . . . Pafei I and t . . . . . . Arkansas Farmers' Cash Income Continues Slump « , . rage I . . . . . . Russia's New Attitude . . . Editorials . . . Page 4 ... An 87-year old Blytheville resident is doing "as well -as to be expected," according to the attending physician following treatment in CMckasawba 'Hospital for several broken ribs after being struck by an automobile on the 2400 block of West Rose yesterday afternoon. The injured man, Steve D. Edwards, was crossing the street when the accident occurred. Charles Freeman of Sikeston, Mo., driver of the car ,said he blew his horn when he saw Mr. Edwards in the middle of the street and started steering his car off the shoulder of the road. Mr. Edwards started to run and was struck by the car as he reached the shoulder of the »treet, Mr. Freeman said. No charges have been filed in connection with the case and the incident was termed accidental, according to Police Chief John Poste*. The number of ribs which were broken has not been determined because it would not be feasable to WHBQ-TV told contest official; they will have a cameraman here for the two-day event, with a 15- mintue show coming off at 10:15 Sunday night. WHBQ's film will be made accessible to CBS, in case the latter wishes to use it. WMCT also has indicated it will have a cameraman on hand. Today, three Blytheville High School majorettes — Milly Ann Bradley, Sue Jobe and Mary Alice McWaters — along with Harry Farr of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will appear on WMCT at 5. Tomorrow at 1:30 on WHBQ-TV, the contest's dancing cotton doll and bale are to make another television appearance. Both County Judge Philip Deer and Blytheville Mayor E. E. Jackson have formally proclaimed this to be Cotton Week in recognition of the contest. . Contest Chairman Kelley Welch announced that Paul Lloyd will give a 15-minute demonstration of crop dusting at the contest site at noon Friday. It is the, first- such demonstration scheduled for the contest, Mr. Welch pointed out. Pemiscot Slaying Trial Postponed CARUTHERSVILLE — The trial of James McCrary, charged with first degree murder, which had been set for today, has been postponed till Nov. 15. Court officials said the trial was rescheduled because it would be difficult to obtain a jury during the harvest season. A trial in July ended with a hung jury. McCrary is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Dixie, on a Hay- street. Sept. 13,, 1953. He is a Hayti farmer. By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) — The Big Three foreign ministers began a hurried round of private talks here today on the grave issues facing the nine-power conference on German rearmament and Western defense. U.S. Secretary of State Dulles conferred with France's Premier- Foreign Minister Pierre Mendes- France, the key figure in the crucial parley opening tomorrow. Dulles talked earlier with Gen. Alfred Gruenther, supreme allied commander in Europe, who broke off his visit to NATO maneuvers in Germany to fly here and consult with the leader of the American delegation. British Foreign Secretary Anthony -Eden also called on Mendes- France. Initiative Needed will do very good and useful work at the conference," he said. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was due today from Bonn. Dulles conferred for three hours with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden over dinner at the home of U.S. Ambassador Win- See BIG THREE on Page 5 An informed source said Dulles told Mendes-France that while the United States has a great stake in European defense, the Europeans must take the initiative in organizing that defense. The source said Dulles also told the French Premier the U.S. delegation is here to be' "as helpful as it can." The West European peoples looked to the opening of the nine- power parley tomorrow with a grim conviction that their security was in the'balance. London's'liberal News Chronicle set the tone, saying success of the conference was a "matter of life or death." U.S. Secretary of State Dulles flew into London last night and urged the West to move quickly in bringing West Germany into the Atlantic alliance. "If we don't move rapidly — things could fall apart," Dulles said, adding, "we come here hopeful of good results because it is imperative there should be good results." Dulles, Eden Confer French Premier Pierre Mendes- France flew in from Paris soon after Dulles. "I am quite sure we Armorel Knifing Fata! to Negro Negro Woman's Home Is Scene of Second Stabbing in 10 Days A 20-year old Negro man died on arrival at Blytheville Hospital Saturday night from a stab wound in the abdomen, according to E. M. Holt, county coroner. J. C.. Buckner died of internal injuries received when he was stabbed in the stomach, he said. The incident occurred at the home of Annie Bledsoe, Armorel Negro, and Buckner was brought to Blytheville in an automobile by Lonnie Avoid, Coroner Holt said. Details of the slaying were not known, he said, but the sheriff's office -is investigating. Sheriff William Berryman was not available this morning. It was at the home of Annie Bledsoe that another Negro man, A. L. Duckins. 35, was fatally stabbed by Willie Mae Pugh, 28-year-old Negro woman Sept. 18. Willie Mae is being held in county jail in connection with the slaying. noncensure. Adoption of a resolution of censure would amount simply to a public febuke of McCarthy and would not, of- ,festirnerl vny oae of his senatorial privileges. The- special committee's report ran to 68 printed pages, a total of around 40,000 ords. Much of the text as devoted to a summary of the evidence. In a concluding summary of recommendations, the committee said: "For the reasons and on the facts found in this report, the select committee recommends: "1. That on the charges in the category of 'incidents of contempt of the Senate or a senatorial committee,' the Senator from Wisconsin, Mr. McCarthy, should be censured. "2, Thar tne charges in the category of "incidents of encouragement of United States employees to violate the la and their oaths of office or executive orders,' do not, -under 'all the evidence, justify a resolution of censure. "3, That the charges in the category of 'incidents involving receipt or use of confidential or classified or other confidential information^ from executive files,' do not, under all the evidence, justify a resolution of censure. "4. That the charges in the category of "incidents involving abuse of colleagues in the Senate," except as to ihose dealt .ith in the first category, do not, under all the evidence, justify a resolution of censure. 5. That on the charges in the category of 'incidents relating to Ralph W. Zicker, a general officer of the ^Army of the United States/ the Senator from Wisconsin Mr. McCarthy, should be censured." Further, the committee recommended that the Senate change its rules and ban one-man committee hearings except hen the full committee, by majority vote, has directly authorized a single member to hold a hearing. • The group proposed . also a rule forbidding disclosure of testimony taken in a closed session unless authorized by a majority vote of the committee. McCarthy's alleged abuse of Gen. Zwicker was in a closed, one-man hearing in- New York last February. Zwicker was commander ofj Camp Kilmer,. N. Y. McCarthy! called Zwicker before him as a witness in connection with - an inquiry into the honorable discharge No Comment Yet From McCarthy But His Attorney Says Lengthy Fight Slated in Defense From the ASSOCIATED PRESS There was no immediate comment this morning from Sen, Joseph. B. McCarthy on censure recommendations of a special Senate committee, but McCarthy's . attorney, Edward Bennett Williams, announced that McCarthy would make a "vigorous and lengthy fight" on the Senate floor in defense against the committee recommendations. A copy of the report was deliver* ed to McCarthy's office at 9 'a; nU but some time later the -senator's office staff said he had not seen the report, so x far as they knew, and that ""he ~was r not-expccCCd to come to his office today. McCarthy is suffering from a sinus ailment and has been taking daily treatments at Bethesda/ Md.^ Naval Hospital. He went to .the hospital this morning for a treat? ment. Williams said he expected McCarthy and other senators to present vigorous .arguments on 'the Senate floor — including many which were barred by Chairman Watkins (R-Utah) during the censure hearings themselves. . • McCarthy has several warm supporters in the Senate, and a vigorous debate is in prospect. Williams told a news conference, "of course, we think the report is wrong where it recommend* censure." Estimated Attend Fair Ike 'Cooks Own. Beef Stew for Denver Friends By MARVIX L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (#) — President Eisenhower, playing the role of supervising chef, invited more than 75 guests to a beef stew lunch today. The guests included several longtime friends who have been Eisenhower neighbors the many years he has been spending Colorado vacations at the home here of his mother-in-law, Mrs. John S. Doud. Invited, too, were quite a few Denver business men who are golfing pals of the President. Also asked were a couple of fellows who make a living at golf and give Eisenhower a few pointers — Ed Dudley, the pro at the Augusta National Club in Georgia and at Colo(Rip) Arnold, pro at Denver's Cherry Hills club where today's luncheon was being held. The President also i n v i t e a move him for x-rays at this time, about 40 newsmen Who have been Attending phjiictan Mid. covering activities Here. Ht said they were to have a half holiday today and' gave instructions that everything at the luncheon, except the beef stew recipe and guest list, was off the record.' Close friends of Eisenhower have been telling for years aj)out his beef stew, a ritual-like preparation usually several days in the making. The recipe the White House made public is for 60 people, but assistant White House press' secretary Murray Snyder told apprehensive newsmen enough stew was being cooked to provide even "seconds' 'for the more than 75 guests. Here's the recipe: prime round stealr — something considerably better than the "stewing meat," the Whit* House calls it. Also eight pounds of small Irish potatoes, six bunches of small carrots, five pounds of small onions, if tomatott, tfere* «•*• lons of beef stock made from marrow bone with a bit of meat on it, salt, pepper, and a bunch of bo- quet garniture, made of thyme, garlic and bay leaves. With the ingredients ready, you start your beef stock two or three days ahead of your beef stew party. At Cherry Hills it has been simmering since Saturday. Several hours in advance of the dinner hour put in the stew meat and cook it slowly in the beef stock until tender. Cook that mixture until the vegetables are done. Then draw off two gallons of beef stock and thicken it slightly with beef rue. In this case, the rue is a mixture of about a pint and half of the fatty substance on top of the beef stock, and about a pound of flour. The rue should simmer 10 to 15 minutes before being used to thicken the stew. After it ha* *immered,- pour ft of an Army dentist who McCarthy described as a "Fifth Amendment Communist." The resolution of censure agains McCarthy was introduced by Sen Flanders (R-Vt). Specific charges were filed by Flanders and Sens Fulbright (D-Ark) and Morse (Ind Ore) . Altogether, 40-odd charges — some of them overlapping — wen lodged. The special committee appointee to consider them was made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) was named chairman. and Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), vice chairman. Other members were Sens. Case of South Dakota and Carlson of Kansas, Republicans, and Sen. Stennis of Mississippi and Ervin of North Carolina, Democrats. Five Categories The committee reduced the numerous charges to five general See McCARTHY on Pag e 5 The 10th annual Northeast Arkansas District -Fair came to a back into the stew. Then let the hole concoction simmer for an hour and a half and serve. One other guest invited to today's luncheon was Secretary of Agriculture Benson, who told a meeting of the American Meat Institute and the United Fruit and Vegetable Association in New York the other day that the purpose of the Eisenhower beef stew lunch was to promote sales of meat and vegetables. The President took it easy at the Doud home yesterday after he and Mrs. Eisenhower attended services at the Corona Presbyterian church. Snyder reported the chief executive "quite happy' : about what he termed "tremendously enthusiastic" reaction of GOP leaders to ( the stepped-up campaign Eisen| hower waged in the Far West last j week for election of another Re' publican congress. Six Are Fined In Traffic Cases A total of $419 was collected in Municipal Court this morning on six charges of traffic violations and two charges of petit larceny. John D. Smith, Charles H. Phipp* and Jimmie Palmer were each fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail on charges of driving while intoxicated. Bonds of $19.75 were forfeited by Domingo Rocanearo on a charge of operating vehicle without proper lights and George Neal on a charge of having no brake*. Harold K, Hombt forfeited 16 bond on a charge of running a red light. Arroza Morales and Zunigao A. Jose were both fined $3(5.75 on charges of petit larceny in connection with shoplifting in tht Black and Whito fttort 8aturd*jr. . close at Walker Park here at 6 p.m. yesterday after a» estimated 45,000 persons had passed through the fairgrounds gates during the six-day run. As usual, top crowds of the six- day run appeared over the week end. Throughout the fair, night crowds exceeded daytime attendance. even on the week end. Although exact figures had not been compiled this morning-, R. E. Blaylock, secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Association, said total attendance was estimated at 45,000. The last of the variety act shows was staged in front of the grandstand Saturday night. Auto races that were scheduled for yesterday afternoon were cancelled when a sufficient number of drivers failed to show up. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; a few showers • extreme north this afternoon; not much change in temperature. . MISSOURI — Generally lair this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonight; Tuesday mostly cloudy, showers or thunderstorms west portion late tonight and mostly west and north portions Tuesday. Minimum. Sunday—OS. Maximum Saturday—S|. Minimum thl* morning—0T. Maximum ye«t«rd»y—81. Sunrlw tomorrow—4:53. Suimt today—5:30. M«*a t«mp«rature (midway k«tw««* high and low—77J. Prwlpltation iMt 4S boun M 7 ».*» d*y—non«. Precipitation Jaft. 1 «• Ms TUfe Dal* Uit Tear Maximum yett«rday—M. Minimum this moratai—47, Juuatf 1 *

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