The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 19, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 177 Blythevtlle Courier Blythcvillc Dully News Blythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Loader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIYE CBNTB Of County Elections Blytheville Is Seen As Political Hotspot Blytheville shaped up this week as the only town in Mississippi County facing much in the way of political fireworks during the coming campaign and municipal elections. " Except for Blytheville, only Osce- Before Top-Level Talks: Anti-Force Pledge From Red China Needed--George By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. George (D-Ga) said today the United States should require a pledge by Red China against the use of force in Asia before agreeing to high-level discussion of major Far Eastern problems with the Communists. George, chairman of the Senate*. Foreign Relations Committee, previously had put no specific conditions on his July 24 suggestion for an early meeting between Secretary of State Dulles and Foreign Minister Chou Eii-lai. He said then, during a radio-TV interview, that such a high-level meeting should be held within six months. He said in a telephone interview he now supports Dulles' position that any near-summit meeting must await the conclusion of ambassadorial talks under way in Geneva. Not Exhausted Dulles told a news conference yesterday Communist China has formally raised the question of new high-level meeting with the United States. But he said the possibility of some agre can ements between Ameri- and Chinese Communist special ambassadors have not been exhausted. He made it clear he does not want to elevate the talks ments. Dulles said U. Alexis Johnson, the U.S. Ambassador had proposed that the Peiping regime renounce the use of force as a means of settling international disputes. He intimated this might open the way for higher level efforts to ease tensions in the Formosa Strait area. Backs Stand George said he backs this stand. "There are some matters before the ambassadorial conferees thi ought to be concluded before any further steps are taken," he said. "The Chinese Communists first should release the American prisoners they have promised to free nnd they should give some accounting of the more than 400 soldiers who remain unaccounted for after the Korean War. "If they will do these things and make a public pledge to give up th; use of force in any settlement of the Formosa issue, then we should be prepared to go ahead with a high level conference." West-Dixie Demo Coalition Seen By Mansfield Says May Join Forces on 1956 Presidential Platform WASHINTON I/?)—Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said today it is a "reasonable assumption" Western and Southern Democrats may join forces on a presidential candidate and platform in 1956. "The South and the. West have a community of interest in many fields, including economics," he said in an interview. "I am satisfied that from a political stand- j are interested fn getting the kind of platform and candidate most acceptable to all elements of the party." Little Support The idea even of a Southern coalition wa.s drawing little sup- ia (.| port, however, at a conference of Southern governors at Point Clear, Ala., though some supported the suggestion, others showed a growing wariness toward it. The plan supposedly would give Dixie a stronger voice at the nominating convention. Mansfield, saying he has no candidate at this time, expressed the opinion that Adlai E. Stevenson tops the field of prospects now so ola has a contest already slated, anc it is for an aldermanic position. However, candidates have until midnight, Oct. 24, to file for office in the municipal election of Nov. 8 in Blytheville, Osceola, Keiser, Luxora and Dell. Other municipalities in the cpun- ty do not have elections this year. Cities of the Second Class Manila, Leachville and Joiner, have municipal elections in even years at general election time. City Races Blytheville and Osceola, cities ol the First Class, divide their slate of officers and have municipal elections every year, and incorporated municipalities — Luxora, Dell and Keiser-—have municipal elections on off-yearj Blytheville's ballot will give voters a choice in mayorality candidates, aldermanic candidates in at least two wards and an opportunity to accept or reject a proposition to fluoridate the city water supply- All told, the'local election should generate more political heat than has been the case here in several years. Ward Two Battle Mayor E. R. Jackson has announced his candidacy for re-election with a statement defending his administration during the past two years, while Second Ward Alderman Toler Buchanan has filed in opposition to Jackson, claiming the present administration has not supported progressive measures for the city as it should have. A contest has developed for Buchanan's Council position-from the Second Ward with J. Cecil Lowe opposing James R. Stevenson. Ward I incumbent W. L. (Bill) Walker is seeking re-election and is opposed by K. M. Larkin. Jimmy Lentz has announced for E M. Terry's Ward III post. Terry earlier stated he would not seek reelection, though more recently he To Help Kids Kiwanians Plan Their Minstrel Show run. In Ward IV, Leslie Moore is running to retain his position and is unopposed to date. Aldermen whose terms are not up until next year include Jesse White, Ward I; Kemper Bruton, Ward II, Rupert Crafton, Ward III; and Charles Lipford, Ward IV. Osceola Race Osceola's only contest so far is lor the Ward II post now held by C. C. Danehower. He is opposed by Edward Teaford. Mayor Ben Butler is unopposed in his bid for re-election. Incumbents Dr. W. J. Sheddan in Ward I and C. W. Watson in far as the West and South are! Ward III, also are presently unop- concerned. Stevenson was the 1952 ! posed, us is Miss Johephine Mon- nominee. But amidst JOINS HUSBAND IN AP — Airman 1/c Nellie L. Pippin joined her husband yesterday as a member of the US- Air Force when Blytheville Air Force Commander Col. Gordon Timmons administered to her the oath. S/Sgfc. Lester C. Hill, her husband, looks on. Nellie has always gone by her maiden name as far as AF records are concerned. She'll be assigned to aero-medicine duty and her husband will join her, in all probability, after she receives orders. Nellie was in the Air Force from 1951 until 1953. Sergeant Hill is non-commissioned officer in charge of ground power engineering for the 764th Bomb Squadron. (Courier News Photo) Big Atomic Step: Particle Which Annihilates Basic Unit of Matter Found By RENNIE TAYLOR AP Science Reporter BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Atomic science took another big step forward today with the announcement of the discovery of a particle which annihilates the basic unit of all matter. The discovery was made in experiments utilizing the University of California's biggest atom smasher, the bevatron. It was announced jointly last night by Prof. Ernest 0. Lawrence, famed nuclear scientist, and the Atomic Energy Commission, which financed the 9-1/2-million- clollar machine. The new particle, sought for a! exciting new discoveries about the some of the uncertainties in the generation by researchers, is the antiproton. Although it is a powerful annihilator of matter, it constitutes weapon, world. Instead, it opens up the way for threat new hazard to the a super- nature of matter. Conceivably some of these may lead to great new practical achievements of the future. Clears Up Uncertainties Its immediate value, said Prof Lawrence, is that clears up tague for city treasurer. what he called a' A full slate of candidates has fil- wealth of material in the Demo- ed for positions open at Keiser ,eld, he said lie would not discount the possibility that Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson i D-Tex) might become a figure around whom Southern and Western Democrats could rally. i Traffic Cases Hit Low Point Blytheville Kiwanis Club \vi!l present its annual benefit minstrel from the stage of Bljtheville High School! of .519.75 on a charge of speeding in I hough none has opposition. P. B. Wilson is asking re-election as mayor, J. W. Amos is running for town marshal!, Robert F. Nichols has filed for city treasurer and James Bowles, Roy Langston, Minor Taylor. H. P. Mills and A. R. Pace are seeking aldermanic positions. A slate of candidates has announced for Luxora where no opposition is expocted for any position Moses Sliman has announced foi re-election as mayor and Gerald S. Tolbert C. Pinklpy forfeited bond j Chafin will run to retain his job a* Hoxie Integration Case Goes to Court By TOM DYGARD LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The first significant integration case in Arkansas goes into Federal District Court here tomorrow with both sides seeing it as a chance for a psychological victory, and little else. auditorium tomorrow night. ' a state case this morning in Mu- Curtain time in the all-local tal- i nicipal Court. ent show is set for 8 p.m. j The minstrel is an annual fundraising project of the Kiwanians with all proceeds going 10 the club's work for underprivileged children, Again this year the show is under the direction of Kiwaninn T. P. : 'Snakes' Cause Blaze A fire in a trailer load of cotton "snakes" at the rear of Wade Furniture Co., 112 W. Main, yesterday recorder. Aldermen Aldermanic candidates for five positions open are C. B. Wood Sr. R. C. Langston. Jesse Brown, G. A. George Jr.. and Murray Richardson. At Dell the situation is still unsettled. Mayor dine Dobbs is mov- . , illfa outside the corporate limits of (Doo Dean with Mrs. Charles. Bros-1 at 2:30 p.m. brought the city nre | Dell aml wi n noL be ai -,] e Lo run don serving as musical director. Ki-1 department into action. j again( it is understood. Fire Chief Roy Head said the ' i trailer, owned by Pickcry Salvage In addition to the minstrel, sever- j Co.. Memphis, was parked in an al musical specialities are also on j alley at the time firemen arrived the program. j on the scene. The fire was brought Tickets are on sale in downtown! under control and then the trailer wanian Elbert Johnson is general | chairman. BlythevUIe at Owens Drug Store or I was moved from the alley nnd the may be purchased from any Kiwan- | extinguishing job was finished. ian. They also can be purchased chief Head estimated the loss at at the door tomorrow night. Admission is 75 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. $500. The blaze was presumed caused by a carelessly tossed cig- aret. F. W. Fesmire, presently town marshal, said today he is considering running though lie has not made a final decision yet. J. T. Tate, city clerk and recorder, said he expects to run again though he has not filed. Members of the five-man Town Council. aU of whom will be up reelection, have not announced their candidacy. Vickrey Clamps Down on Liquor, Beer Sales By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — Pemis- cott County's "cleanup" prosecuting attorney, James A (Tick) Vickery, is continuing to wage his war against all types of crime within the county. Three persons are scheduled to appear before Magistrate Sam Corbelt tomorrow morniing for preliminary hearings on charges of violating state liquor laws. Two are accused of a felony, selling liquor without a license, while the other is charged with selling liquor to a minor. Another person was accused of selling liquor without a license and waived preliminary hearing Insl week. A fifth man pleaded guilty recently to selling beer on Sunday. Scheduled for preliminary exnmi-j nttioM Thursday art Curry Laval, I Bobby Williams and James Hill. Laval, charged with selling liquor without a license, is out on $500 bond. Vickery said he is accused of selling two-half pints of whiskey at the American Legion Fair on Sunday of last week. Laval is a Caruthersville bartender mentioned in injunction suits filed by Vickery shortly after the prosecutor took office last January. The bartender works in Climax Bar, which is one of the local saloons restricted by the injunctions against seven of the county's gambling and or liquor spots. A provision of the injunction, which prohibited women from enter ing the Caruthersville establishments, was removed from Climax and Doc's Bar last month. Bobby Williams, Hayti bartender, is out on a $500 bond. He Is charged with selling spirits to a minor. The spirits were nine cans of beer, Vickery said. James Hill. Hayti Negro, has made $500 bond on a charge of selling liquor without a license. He allegedly sold three cans of beer. Claude Stallions, Steele cab driver, has waived preliminary examination and is awaiting Circuit Court action on a charge of selling liquor without a license. He's free on $1,000 bond. Charlie Duckworth of the McCarty community pleaded guilty last week to selling beer on Sunday and was fined $50. The prosecutor, who was elected after a fierce campaign in which ho promised to rid Pemiscot County of its gangsters, said stnte agent from Jefferson City played a great part in the arrests. He Indicated that similar proceedings are in the making. j The case concerns Hoxie. a town-! of about 2,000 people in east Arkansas, which integrated about 25 Negro pupils with 1,000 while children last summer. After a brief calm period of integration, the roof tell in on the School Board members who ordered integration. To date, the School Board members have been asked to rescind the order, have been asked to resign, have been sued for nllgcd policies and, they say. have been threatened with violence. Last- week the School Board succeeded in »ettmg from Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble a temporary injunction restraining pro-segregation lenders from interfering with plans for integration. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, just four days before Hoxie children return to school from their annual cotton harvest recess. Only Psychologically . The National Association for, the Advancement nf Colored People, which says it hasn't officially e tered the squabble at Hoxie, sc it as important only psychologi- ally. Wiley Bvanton of Pine Bluff, member of the Legal Redress Committee of (he NAACP, say: Hoxie could become an example— a precedent—for other school districts that now are .shying away from Inking a definite stand on racial integration. When we net \ornc examples — that is. when we get some Federal Court rulings in favor of integration—we think it will become contagious and other districts will integrate without trouble." Branton says. Except for being an example Hoxie apparently has little importance in the NAACP scheme of things or in 'he plans of White America, Inc.. a group that has fought Hoxie integration. Amis Guthridge, a Little Rock attorney and leader of White A- merlcn,. inc., says, "All towns look alike to us," but he adds that a victory at Hoxie would be considered "a very definite victory for us." Branton says (he NAACP has stayed out of Hoxie officially because of the relatively small nu;n- :>er of Negroes involved. There are other Ciises that need NAACP help Traffic Mishap Told by Police In an accident at Ninth and Main collided with a car driven by Mrs. Catherine Oenning, 502 Maple St. Mrs. Wilson was driving south on Ninth Street and Mrs. Oenning wa.s traveling east on Main Street at the time of the accident. Tiie front end of the Denning car and the right side of ihf Wilson theory of nuclear structure. In this respect, he added, it is comparable to the filling in of a key word in a cross word puzzle — it permits the operator to go ahead. In Washington, a nuclear physicist said discovery of (lie antiproton increases the prospects of releasing — in controlled fashion — vastly greater energy from the atom than now is possible by the fission process. The physicist, not associated with the Atomic Energy Commission, said the discovery improves the chances of tapping energy from the nuclear heart of the atom by an "annihilation process' ruther than by fission or "atom splitting." "What you would have to do," the scientist said, "would be to devise some means of getting a steady .stream of antiproton particles and use them to bombard the atomic nuclei so they would strike protons. These would be annihiin t ed a nd perhaps 99 per cent of the matter involved in the annihilation would be released as I energy," j In the fission process only about one tenth of 1 per cent of the total 1 mass is converted to energy, and I yet, that produces an A-bomb explosion. Antiproton The new particle Yugoslavia Bids for UN Council Seat By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Yugoslavia today sent a note to all members of the U. N. General Assembly formally announcing it was running as a "compromise" candidate against the Philippines for a seat on the Security Council. The note was the first active * — —, noie was step the Yugoslav delegation had taken to win the seat, although it received 28 votes to 29 for the Philippines last Friday after the Soviet bloc dropped Poland as candidate. Both the Soviet bloc and the British Commonwealth countries are supporting Yugoslavia, while the United States still stands firmly behind the Philippines in what appea red to be a losing fight. The Yugoslav note said: "Many delegations have expressed the desire to elect a compromise candidate to the Security Council after the deadlock between th Philippines and Poland and have proposed Yugoslavia as such a candidate. To Stay in Fight "Yugoslavia, sharing the spirit in which this proposal was made, has decided to accept it and consequently is a candidate for the Security Council." With the United States staking its prestige on a Philippine victory, the Asian country's veteran delegate, Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, voted he would stay In the fight until the end. U.N. circles felt Romulo's chances faded after Britain passed word she was openly supporting Yugoslavia. A British spokesman denied reports his delegation was openly campaigning for Belgrade, but several diplomats said they had been approached. The Russians switched support to Yugoslavia last Friday when their original candidate, Poland, fa iled to win the required thirds majority after four ballots in the 60-nation Assembly. The Yugoslavs quickly narrowed the Philippines' lead and on the sixth and final ballot yesterday the vote stood 29 for the Philippines and 28 for Yugoslavia. Federal Debt Reduction Need Cited DETROIT (;?)—The staff director of the Senate-House Economic Committee said today reduction of the federal debt should precede any new general tax reductions. Grover W. Ensley, the director, expressed this personal view in a speech prepared for the 48th annual conference of the National Tax Assn. Ensley said it appeared the time was rapidly approaching when federal revenues will exceed spending. That is because, he said, expenditures including the all-important the anti- aL current levels, while tax receipts Ike and Dulles Discuss Geneva Conference Plans Soviet Sincerity Is Topic of Bedside Talks By MARVIN L. ARROWSMTTH DENVER UR— President Eisenhower, getting around a bit in a wheel chair now, meets with Secretary of State Dulles today for discussion of what the chief executive has termed "the acid test" of Soviet sincerity. Dulles flew in from Washington last night for another hospital conference with Eisenhower on United States preparations for the Big Four foreign ministers parley opening in Geneva .Oct. 27. This is the secretary's second meeting with the' recuperating President in the last nine days on that subject and other foreign policy matters. Dulles was accompanied from Washington by Livingston Merchant, assistant secretary of state for European affairs. At a Washington news conference yesterday, Dulles said hs agrees with Vice President Nixon that there i& t mo're chance for practical steps to ease East-West tensions at the Geneva conference than at any other such meeting in the last 10 years. Dulles "IsT returning to Washing-" ton immediately after his talk with Eisenhower to brief congressional leaders on Geneva strategy. Yesterday, for the first time, the President was lifted from his bed into a wheel chair and taken to an open terrace for 30 minutes of sun and fresh air. Heretofore he had been either in bed or in a, stationary chair for his airings on the sun deck. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, reported that Eisenhower was "quite happy" about getting- into the wheel chair, and that he had hospital corpsmen "wheel him all a r o u n d" the terrace. The President's other activities yesterday included: 1. Issuance of a proclamation designating Oct. 26 as a national day of prayer. Eisenhower urged all Americans to invoke divine blessings "upon the efforts of all men who strive for a just and defense outlays are being staoilized 1 lasting peace." Congress, in a 1952 f _ ^ resolution, provided for annual proton or negatively charged 'pro-j continue to climb in a booming eco- designation of a national day of ion. It [iroton. the counterpart of the prayer. car were damaged, accor police reports. But, if the Ftoxie .School Board; rescinds its Integration order, "ofj \ve would be in immediately See INTEGRATION on Pafe 3 j Girls' Spirit Large, Though Profits Small ti M1( , 11 , ,. |iv , But "the emergence of such a sur- i 2. Qualification f Pennsylvania •dinu'^to ! olcrlncal rliargp"niid V'th'^'mam' l llus in tne coming year should not ar.d Massachusetts regions newly I btiildim* block of all the elements! If ' ad necessarily to the conclusion j hit by floods for federal aid. The that, it iiutoinaticiillv justifies tax! President also assured New Eng- reductions," the economist said. j land governors his administration "A tax cut next January in the I is determined "to assist the state face of a booming economy would be inflationary." The spirit of Rc-tl Cross got a m nature. A tram which inc ;ded Dr. Owen Chamborlnin, Dr. Emilio Segre, Dr. Clyde Wiegand and Dr. Tiiomiis Ypsilantis produced the h netv particle by bombardins a cop- j per atom with ordinary protons refreshing lift here yesterday — I very hi"h energy. 6.2 billion volts " "-• ---'• : - ' Out of this bombardment, they! 1QC£ I 'JO I- IS if not much gain in monetary support. Two Blytheville young ladies, aged 10 and 7, turned over to Mrs. Julia Harralson. executive- secretary of the Blytheville Red Cross, the money they had raised selling lemonade in their homemade lemonade stand. The youngsters were Norm a Jean Kittany. dnlighter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Kittany, and Mary Helen Oakley, daughter of i atomic Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Phillips. ! X-rays They said they wanted the money to go for Red Cross flood relief. The contribution: fiO cents. said, came a proton pair, one! SeCll HCfe TOaQV positively charged, the other neg-j ative-.- They shot .t at a speed of I better than 100.000 miles per second. They traveled only a few feet, (hen collided and vanished. Just what happened in this dis- i appearance is not yet known. Dr. j have incorporated various safety! i Sejrrc said,' but they probably features, many of which are now! I turnt'd into mesons, which are standard equipment. j I short-lived breakdown products ofj Pushbutton drive, available on! The 1056 De Soto went on display at Motor Sales Co. here today. ; Severn! models feature increased i horsepower — 255 in the Fireflite i and 230 in the Piredome — and all j and people of the Northeast . in developing adequate protections ajrainpt future flood and hurricane losses Inside Today's Courier . . . Abbott and Akers Lead Chickasaws' Attack . . . Carter and Smith In Lightweight Title Go Tonight . . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and 11 ... . . . Board of Health Dentist Discusses Questions on Fluorlda- tion . . . Page 2 ... The Miracle of the Church of All Nations . . . Page 8 ... What Ails Britain II . . . Page 7 ... Weather Gliastiy Slaying of Teen-Aged Boys Probed CHICAGO W— State, county andj merits of the youngsters from the Northeast Arkansas—Fair and a! little warmer this afternoon, city police today pressed their widest inveKligiUion of its kind a quarler century as they sought to .solve the ghastly slaying of three young boys whose naked. "_ | mutilated bodies were found piled night and Thursday; high this after! m « lorf?sL dllch noon high 60s to low 70s; low to- j night mid to low 40s. Missouri — Generally fair this aft- noon, tonight and Thursday; warmer west this afternoon and over state tonight, and cast Thursday; low tonight generally in the 40s; high Thursday in the 70s. Mnxlimim yc!iter<lay--02. Minimum this mornlnn —35. SunrUe tomorrow—firm. Sunset today—5:2). Moan temperature---18.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 .m. i—none. 1'rcclpltution -In". 1 to dntc-42 94. This Date I.asl Year Mnxlmtim yrslortlny- -72. Minimum this inofnlrii; --:i8. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31.50. Authorities blamed the crime on e if her a madman or a gang of The boys—Robert Peterson, 14, John Schue.sslfir, 13, and his brother Anton Jr. 11 — wore strangled and beaten, apparently Sunday nifiht. a 'cw hours after they set out from their homes for a downtown movie. Their bodies, with legs intermingled, were discovered yesterday in Robinson Woods, just outside Chicago's northwest limits. Woods Scoured A hundred law officers scoured I ho wonds today for duos. Other police were tracing mov«- auhesive tape and then dumped in the forest preserve. Victor Livingston, a liquor salesman, saw the bodies when he parked his car in the forest preserve to eat his lunch. The oldest boy, Robert Peterson, had been slashed across the head 14 times, probably with an ax or a hunting knife, police said. The coroner's office said the Schuessler boys had been hit on their faces with what appeared to be the tint side of a knife. But Dr. who could commit such an act as j Jerry Kearns, coroner's patholo- this one is one to whom the act itself is a gratification of the sex time they left their middle-class neighborhood on the Northwest Side to see the Walt Disney movie "The African Lion" in the Loop Sunday afternoon. An autopsy last night indicated the boys had been dead 36 to 40 hours when their bodies were discovered but thnt they had not been molested sexually as first believed. However, Dr. Harry R. Hoffman, an associate of the Cook Counly Behavior Clinic, said: "The person "Work of Madman" Coroner Walter E. McCarron called it "the work of a madman" or a gang 1 of older boys. He theorized from marks nnd dirt on the bodies thnt the , boys were held cnptive in "some filthy place," bound ind gagged with strips oil gist, who examined the bodies, said strangulation caused the death of all three. The brutal murder brought heartbreak into the homes of Anton Schuessler, -II, a tailor, and Malcolm Peterson, 40, i carpenter. Anton and John were the Schuessler's only children. Robert was one of four children. All tfiret te« 9LATIN0 M P*f« I

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