The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1956 · Page 3
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MONDAY, JAJIUART 30, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Fire at Church Social Is Fatal To Ten Women Nine SHU Missing As Blaze Destroys Crowded Auditorium (Continued from Page I) detected In a duct. "Several of the fellows got up on a ladder to put It out. All at once the flames burst out. You might say It was an explosion. Trie firp engulfed the guys on the ladder for a minute-. I don't.know what happened to them." Like scores of others who squeezed through the steel-framed windows of about 18 by 30 inches, cuts from Barthelme suffered broken glass. Another of the lucky ones Was Mrs. Veronica Sparrow, who lives in the surrounding Brooklyn Park section. "I could feel the flames on the back of my neck," she said. "' kept saying "This is it, this is it. All I could think about was ; friend of mine who was there with four small children. Then finally 1 got pulled out of a 1 door," Calm And Collected Brooklyn Park firemen, first of some 35 companies to respond, logged their first alarm at 5:1( p.m., 50 minutes before the five- hour celebration was scheduled to end. "Some man called us from the hall and said he wanted to report a 'small fire,' " said Lt. Charles Doegen. "He sounded very calm and collected." Doegen said the tar - paper- covered wooden roof was ablaze throughout by the time he arrived on one of the first engines. "The whole thing went up in 15 minutes," he added. Only the white-paited walls were standing as he spoke. Inside, firemen and survivors searched the blackened, smoking ruins for victims. Fallen, charred beams were strewn over a thick mat of soaked ashes, oyster shells and twisted steel folding chairs. Mar May July Oct Commodity And Stock Markets- York Cotton 3462 3465 3458 3461 3412 3416 3402 3403 ....... 3313 3317 3304 3306 3169 3173 3156 3160 New Orleans Cotton Mar 3464 3467 3460 3460 May 3414 3416 3402 3402 July 3310 3317 3302 3302 Oct 3170 3171 3157 3161 Chicago Wheat Mar .... 209% 210% May .... 205% 20634 Chicago Corn May 128% 129',4 132% 133% 209% 205% 128% 132% 210% 206% 129% 1331/4 Former Resident- Dies in California A former Blytheville • resident, Mrs. H. H. Hicks of Monterey Park, Calif., died Saturday In Los Angeles. Mrs. Hicks often visited this city as guest of .Mrs. B. P. Gay and other friends. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. p. H. Pena of Monterey Park,-and Mrs. Harry Patton of Greenwood, Miss.; a son, Noel Hicks of Los Angeles, and a sister, Mrs. Hamp McCleskey of Philadelphia. Services are to be conducted at 10:30 tomorrow morning at Wilson Carter Funeral Home in Monterey Park. Chicago Soybeans Mar . .. 247% 248'/2 247% 248% May .... 250 251?;, 250'/ 4 251% July .... 250'A 252 250>/ 4 251% Sept .... 2411/; 242% 241 Vi 242% New York Stocks A T and T 183 1-2 Amer Tobacco 80 5-8 Anaconda Copper 67 1 -2 Beth Steel . 153 3-« Chrysler 75 3-8 Coca-Cola 124 1-2 Gen Electric 54 1-4 Gen Motors . 43 1-8 N Y Central 41 Int Harvester 37 Republic . Steel 45 Radio « 1-8 Socony Vacuum 66 5-8 Standard of N J . 148 Texas Corp 1M Sears 33 1-8 U S Steel 54 Wet Weather, Fnur IKE (Continued from Page 1) mon interest in the world. These problems include: 1. Eden would like to relax trade controls and expand commerce with Red China and the Communist bloc generally. Elsenhower Is described, as strongly opposed. 2. Eden would like to bring the long struggle over seating Red China in the United Nations to an end,, although he may not press the issue forcefully since this is an election year here. Eisenhower is on record as strongly opposed to Red China's U.N. membership. 3. Eden wants American support in his argument with Saudi Arabia over the Buralmi oasis and surrounding land which may produce oil. Eisenhower had resisted becoming deeply involved. The United States has a huge investment in oil lands which Saud: Arabia controls. r 4. Eden would like to see some kind of agreement to "restrict and regularize" tests of atomic weapons. Eisenhower does not fseroee the possibility of such agreement although Dulles said recently that the United States also would like to have it. He said no formula which would surely work had been found. Negro Deaths Arthur Chapman Services weer conducted this morning at eleven o'clock for Arthur Chapman. 71 ,who died Thursday, at Home Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Manuel Marioneaux, Jr. officiatting. Burial was at Burden Burrow Cemetery. Livestock , NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. l_fl_(USDA)—Hogs 11,500 ;active; barrows and gilts 25-50 higher than Friday's average; sows mostly 25, spots 50 higher; bulk mixed 180230 Ib barrows and gilts 14.2515.00; several hundred head mostly Is and 2s 190-225 Ib 15.10-25; latter highest since Oct. 28; mixed grade 230-270 Ib 13.25-14.50; few mostly 1 and 2 around 230 Ib 14.15; 270-310 Ib mostly 2s and 3s 12.50-13.50; 140-170 Ib 13.25-14.50; few 120-140 Ib 12.25-13,50; sows 450 Ib down 11.25-75; heavier sows 10.50-11.00; boars over 250 Ib 6.25-7.50; lighter weights to 8.50. Cattle 5,200; calves 700; virtually no early sales steers, heifers and mixed yearlings; cows 25-50 higher; utility and commercial 11.50-12.50: individual commercial up to 13.00 and above; extremes 13.50; most canners and cutters 9.00-11.00; top cutters to 11.50 in extremes; bulls unchanged; utility and commercial 12.50-14.50: v.eal- ers strong to 1.00 higher; bulk good and choice 24.00-30.00; few high choice and prime 31.00-34.00; commercial to good 16.00-24.00; culls and utility 10.00-16.00. Pour traffic accidents were reported by the . police department over the weekend. Three occurred on Sunday. A. P. Pate, of Route 3, struck a telephone pole with his 1955 Ford at T2Q3 W. Rose. Extensive damage to the right side of the car was reported. At Walnut and Franklin, H. B. Bracey, of 828 E. Main, and Norman Davis, of 105 W. Magnolia, had collision with their cars. Minor damages resulted. At 20th and Ash, Louis Ledbetter, of 212 W. Vine, and Jimmie Ovalls, of 621 W. Chickasawba, were involved in a collision. Police said Ledbetter's car failed to stop when ; applied his brakes. Saturday, extensive damage resulted when cars driven by Ruth May Bell and Jerome Walls collided. Accident happened at the intersection of 11th and Chickasawba. WRECK WEST (Continued from Page 1) country pact. "How can we hope," Eisenhower asked, "that the present situation would be cured merely by -repeat- such a treaty ing those words . He added that "might indeed work against the cause of peace" by creating an illusion that all is well. An indication of Moscow's probable official reaction came from Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, who told Western correspondents at Prague, Czechoslovakia, that he found it difficult to see how anyone could reject a friendship treaty. Elsewhere in Europe, reaction was generally favorable if unofficial. Turned Tables "The president has smartly turned the tables," said the Conservative Sunday Times in London, "on what is s?nerally interpreted as a somewhat clumsy Soviet at- gmpt to drivo a wedge between In Municipal Court A man originally charged with a petty theft violation in connection with a missing truck was remanded in Municipal Court today to the county for investigation for grand theft. He was Tony Bratton. Circuit Court charges pend investigation by the assistant prosecuting attorney. Saturday, two speeding bonds were forfeited. They were those of Bobby Joe Webb, $19.75, and Bobby Lee Regan, $10. Britain and the United States on the eve of the Washington talks." That.was a reference to Prime Minister Eden's scheduled arrival here today for policy conferences with Eisenhower. Der Tag, a Berlin newspaper which leans toward Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democratic party, praised Eisenhower's reply. Congressmen Support It Members of Congress generally supported Eisenhower's reply, drafted with the help of Secretary of State Dulles at a White House session Friday evening and dispatched to Moscow within three days of the receipt of Bulganin's proposal. The two active candidates for the Democratic presidential 'nomination, Adlai E. Stevenson and Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn), agreed with Eisenhower. Stevenson said at Phoenix, Ariz., that the spirit of peace and cooperation "will be furthered by deeds, .not more documents." At Indianapolis, Kefauver termed Bulganin's offer "political and propaganda warfare." Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Foreign Eelations Committee said he agrees wholeheartedly with, Eisenhower's stand. "One hundred per cent right," said his opposite number in the House, Rep. Richards (D-SC). Another apparent Soviet propaganda attempt to cloud the Eisenhower-Eden meeting also made little headway in Britain. Soviet Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev, in an interview with the Moscow correspondent of London's killed were thrown onto the highway while the others remained in Banker and Son Found Dead HOCKPORD, m. W)—A prominent Rockford banker and his 36- year-old son were found shot to death yesterday. State's Atty. Robert E. Canfield termed it "an apparent murder and suicide" but declined to comment further. The bodies of George H. Arnold, 59, vice president of the Illinois National Bank & Trust Co. for 23 years, and his son Robert were found by the elder Arnold's wife Rose. They were four feet apart in the two-car garage of the family EDEN (Continued from Page 1) President." Eden was asked whether the Middle East problem would figure prominently In the Washington talks. "I would say that is just one of the topics we've come over here to talk about with our American friends," he replied. "I believe we can make some helpful contribution." "We are in favor of the unification of Germany and we haven't changed our policy," he said in reply to another question. After visiting Washington, Eden and his party will go to' Canada. eight-million - circulation News of the World, charged Eisenhower had blocked a British-Soviet agreement on some things at the summit conference last July. British diplomats in London denied the charge and said Eden's government was paying no attention to it. house—a showplace near the Rockford Country Club. George Arnold had been shot once in the right temple. The son had been shot three times—once in the back of the head, once behind the right ear and once above the right ear. A .22-ca!iber revolver was found at the feet of the banker. A note which police believe was written by the son and addressed to his mother was found in a pocket of the father's trousers. It read: "Dear Mom. I'm sorry for what happened, Bob." Young Arnold, a graduate of Northwestern Naval and Military Academy in Lake Geneva, Wis., recently was discharged from the Navy.. Mrs. Arnold, who spent the afternoon at a hospital where she was a volunteer worker, found the bodies on her return home. Felice said she was too hysterical to be questioned immediately. Formosa Press Hails Rejecteion Of Soviet 1 Treaty TAIPEI, Formosa I* — Taipei newspapers today hailed President Eisenhower's rejection of the Soviet proposal of a 20-year friendship pact with the United States. The independent United Daily News said the rejection was sound and judicious and "a step in the correct direction toward world leadership." The Chinese Nationalists' official Centra! Daily News said Eisenhower's reply "pierced sharply right into the wed of the Kremlin's in- Reoson for Doubt MANILA Wl — Immigration officials ordered detention today of three Chinese students, explaining it this way: In 1947 the students were admitted to the Philippines to enter first-year high school, without any grade school credits, and had been in the same class nln» years "without any apparent prog- gress in their studies." trigues." The official China Daily News urged Eisenhower to stand firm against any pleas by British Prime Minister Eden for concessions to Red China. Federal Civil Payroll Down WASHINGTON (Si — The federal civilian payroll totaled 2,343,688 in December, a decline of 18,470 jobs as compared with November, the Senate-House Committee on nonessential Federal Spending reported today. Sen. Byrd (D-Va). committee chairman, said this was the fourth consecutive monthly decrease in U. S. employment and brought the net decline for the first six months . of fiscal 1956 to 40,600. The fiscal j year began last July 1. CLEANER! FASTER! MORE ECONOMICAL! 1 Day Service on laundry picked up! 2 Hour Service on laundry brought in! (Includes wash shirts and pants finished when quested. • Also 1 day Dry Cleaning Service 1,000 GUNS Highest Prices Paid . . . also will buy Hardware, Dry Goods and Grocery Stores! No Deal Is Too Large! ROBBINS WHOLESALE CO. Manila, Ark. Phone 214M G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division their vehicles. The woman and child are believed to have died almost instantly. Twenty-nine persons were killed on Pemiscot county highways last year, compared with 12 for 1954. (Continued from Page 1) bama Highway Express of Birmingham. The Injured Hospitalized at Hayti was lonna Lucky, 48, wife of the car driver. She has minor lacerations of the forehead. Treated and released from the hospital were Sammy Pool, 42, Matthew Sprigg Sr., 30. husband of the dead woman and father of the dead child, and Matthew Sprigg Jr., 7. Lucky said he was coming from Portageville to Caruthersville on Highway 84 when his car began to skid sideways and into the path rf the oncoming truck, traveling east from Caruthersville. Witnesses said that when the left front of the truck collided with the right front of the car, which had swerved to a 90 degree angle from its proper position on the road, both vehicles plunged into a ditcn on the car's side of the road. The'bodies of the two who were Centrally Located For. Easy Shopping JL)ortn.y (-ft Cot, \evlon Remodeled HI-WAY DRUG Prentis Holder. Res. Phimuclit * Mrr. Charlei Brogdon, owner Main at Division Phone 2-2019 VOW CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MARY WITH A CLOTHESLINE . . any mor. than x <xi can Ittep a tornado from hitting your home. But you can buy imuranc* - ttw right kind, in rhVfigM amount. Wt'll b* fllad to adviM. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE JLDO. Pho. 3-6868 from McCaughey Jewelry ELGIN MARLENE A liny watch at a tiny ELGIN IAKEVIEW Shock-resistant and wot»rprool*.«55 22 paniton bractlet motchti perfoc McCaughey Jewelry l«a W. Main St. (In CUy Dru» Store) Blythevllk, Ark, UCTI Crouthers Plantation — Scene of Sate Paul B. Grout hers, owner and operator of large farm properties in Southeast Missouri, has sold 5,700 acres of his land, and now has for sale— 31 TRACTORS & EQUIPMENT Trucks, Cattle, Hogs, Corn, Hay & Seed Starting Promptly at 10:00 A. M. Paol B. Crotrthers, Owner THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1956 31 - TRACTORS - FULLY EQUIPPED - 31 NONE OLDER THAN 1950 MODELS 14 M and Super M Farmoll Tractors 2 1952 G John Deere Tractors 1 1955 Caterpillar D-4 Tractor and Blade 1 Ferguson Tractor 8 Model A John Deere Tractors 1 John Deere R Diesel Tractors. Same os new 1 Caterpillar D-2, very good condition 1 H Farnwll; 1 1954 Ford, large size 3 COTTON PICKERS - 3 Self-Propelled COMBINES 27-I.H.C. & JOHN DEERE 4-row CULTIVATORS 18- TRACTOR PLOWS 6-I.H.C. & JOHN DEERE 4-row PLANTERS 30-FARM TRAILERS all sizes 12-TRACTOR DISCS all sizes 6-3-row TRACTOR BEDDERS 10—TRUCKS, LATE MODELS, TRAILERS, BOBS & PICK-UPS ALL OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO FARM 5,700 ACRES 100-TONS COTTON SEED - 200-TONS ALFALFA 7000-BUS. CORN 500 CATTLE 400 WHITEFACE STEERS BEST QUALITY 70O TO 9OO LB. AVG. QUALITY 6OO LB. AVERAGE 400 HOGS TO BE SOLD At 1:00 P.M. Cattle and Hogs will be auctioned off by the pound, sold in graded trailer truckload lots, and will be weighed on foot at Sikeston, Auction Co., in Sikeston, Mo. TERMS CASH, and nothing to be removed until paid for. LUNCH ON GROUNDS PAUL B. CROUTHERS Owner CROUTHERS PLANTATION Auctioneers: COL LENZIE BECK & COL, JOE McCORD LILBOURN, MISSOURI Clerk: WOODROW BECK Ringmcn: BOB McCORD & CECIL CRABTREE Cash.er: JAMKnM '*J52f ^{J For Further Information coll Col. Uniie Beck or Col. Jo. McCord, Sikeiton Mo.; Bill B.xkr, Sale, Manager, Overbrook 8-2734, Lilbourn, Mo.; W. A. "Burt.r" LoM, Shop oitd Field Manager, Crourher. Plantation, Lilbouni, Mo.

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