The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 22, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEW8PAP8B OF MOBTHEAOT ABKAN8A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 179 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1955 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Still Seized By Officers Near River Musgrave Bar Raid Led By Sheriffs Crew A Blytheville cafe operator was charged with illegal manufacture of liquor yesterday after sheriff's officers seized a still in the woods of Musgrave Bar. Sheriff William Berryman identified the man as Ollie Hollls, 63. HoUis. Bfl-ryman said, was seized when sheriff's deputies and State Troopers raided the still in the remote area of Musgrave near the Mississippi River. They found a two-barrel (100 gallon) cooker and four barrels of mash. Officers Waited Berryman said his men had eye on the still "for some time. However, he said this was the first time they had been able to catch anyone at the still while the cooking process actually was under way. Berryman's deputies — Holland Aiken, Clyde Barker, Cliff Cannon and Herman Lane—seized a washtub which contained eight gallons of whiskey at the stiiL Berryman said there were several cases of empty jugs on the premises as well as a quantity of chopped corn. He said the still might reach output of 100 gallons a week, il production were pushed to capacity. Saar Prepares For Crucial Vote Accusations Fly In Wind-Up Of Bitter Campaigning By GODFREY ANDERSON SAARBRUCHEN, Saar (/Pi—Pro Europe and pro-German forces hurled accusations of trickery at each other today as each tried to sweep in final votes before tomorrow's plebiscite. "No lies and insults are strong enough to silence the truth," declared Saar Premier Johannes Hoffmann in a final appeal to "Europeanization" forces. "Tomorrow (fce Saarlanders will be their majority give their votes for security of their families, conciliation between people!; and peace in Europe." The "German H o m e'l a n d L igue," grouping the three parties seeking the Saar's return to Germany, countered with an appeal for discipline because "no one can doubt the victory of the German parties." "Traitors" Each side called the other "traitors." The Hoffmann forces accused the pro-German groups of betraying both the European idea MOONSHINE EQUIPMENT — Deputy Sheriff Herman Lane inspects the 100-gallon cooker and a small keg which officers took in a raid on a corn whiskey still at Musgrave Bar yesterday. Ollie Hollis was charged with operation of the unit. (Courier News Photo) Political Pot Simmers: Demo Hopefuls Strike Heavily on Farm. Issues By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adlai E. Stevenson stirred political talk among Midwest Democratic leaders,yesterday with a strong endorsement of 90 per cent of parity price supports for basic farm crops. Sen. Kefauver (Tenn), another prominent possibility tor the Democratic presidential nomination next year, also hit heavily on the farm problem in his first major political speech of the fall. And New Yorks Gov. Avereil Harriman, likewise talked of for the Democratic nomination .was billed for a major address on farm matter. 1 ? tonight. None of the three possible Demo- :-atic candidates won endorsement from Henry A. Wallace yesterday, however. Wallace, a onetime New Deal Cabinet member and vice president under President Roosevelt who now calls himself an independent, snid in South Salem, N, Y., he favors President Eisenhower for president again next year "to further the cause of world Admires Stevenson Wallace, the Progressive party nominee for president in 1948, said he had "the greatest admiration and respect for Stevenson. Ke- auver and Harriman. But Eisen- lower "represents more than any other man the worlds hope for peace, Wallace said, and "this outweighs all other considera- ,ions. Eisenhower conferred 25 minutes yesterday in Denver will Atty. Gen. Brownell, a top administration political strategist. But Brownell said there was no talk 01 politics, and elsewhere on the Republican political scene there Direct Kennett To Blytheville Road Is Seen in Offing Contracts for the asphalting of three miles of State Highway 1151 from Gosnell north to the Missouri-Arkansas state line are expected to be let within the next few weeks, according to Toler Buchanan, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Highway Committee. It could lead to a new Blytheville-Kennett route. Girl Scout Services Set They'll Celebrate Their 'Week' Sunday * Buchanan said today County Judge Philip Deer is working to obtain a right of way for the improvement. When it is .secured, the surfacing contracts will be let. If Missouri officials approve surfacing a four-mile extension of Dimklin County Route IT to the Arkansas state line, the new road would connect with State Highway Morocco Government Hits Snag Independence Party Refuses Its Support RABAT, French Morocco (AP) — The possibility of forming a new Moroccan government was clouded in uncertainty today by refusal of the Istiqial (Independence) party to give its support. Istiqial is the largest and most, influential nationalist party in thej French protectorate. Its refusal could make it impossible to form a Moroccan government representative of all shades of opinion— part of the plan of French Premier Edgar Paure to restore peace after two years of bloodshed and turn over to Moroccans a share of government functions. Some observers said, however, that Istiqial was merely holding back in order to gain a bargaining position for more and bigger jobs in the new government. Delayed Decision Si Hadj Fatmi Ben Slimane, 57- year-old moderate nationalist, has been asked by a new regency council to head the new government as premier. But he had been delaying his decision until he learned whether Istiqial would participate. Mehdi Ben Barka, leading member 01 Istiqlals executive committee. in announcing the partys decision, insisted the only legitimate UN Rebuffs Russia On Arms Debate Soviet May Carry Case To Political Committee By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Rebuffed by the Disarmament Commission in her demands for an immediate U. N. airing of the arms question, Russia indicated today she would carry her case before the 60-nation Political Committee. The 12-nation Disarmament Com-* — . ^^..^-^ T . _ mission rejected last night Soviet authority formation which of could authorize government was Mohammed Ben Youssef, nationalist sympathizer who was kicked off his Sultans throne in 1953 by the French and exiled to Madagascar. Failing the return of Ben Youssef to his throne, Ben Bark"a said, the only alternative would be the calling of a Council of Ulemas— religious leaders. He demanded the ignoring of the pro-French Sultan, Mohammed Ben Moulay Arafa, who replaced Ben Youssef only to be exiled in his turn to Tangier. Violence Continues Violence continued meanwhile. Three demonstrators among See MOROCCO on Pape 10 Heart Expert Checks Ikes Recovery DENVER (#> — President Eisen- Bivtheville's Ministerial will cooperate with the city's Girl Scouts in special services which will observe Girl Scout Week here Sunday. Services will be held in First 151 there and provide an all-weather jhower underwent thorough new ex- up Alliance ; direct route between Blytheville Air ! animations by some of the nation's! Delegate Arkady Sobolevs de rna.nds that it pave the way for a U.N. debate now on grounds ii would merely complicate the four power foreign ministers talks which open in Geneva next Thursday. Sobolev called for yesterdays meeting of the obmmission attempt to get it to issue a reporl which would automatically bring the arms question before the assembly. But the members declarec they would need considerable time to study the 18-inch high pile of disarmament records just released by the disarmament subcommittee which has wound up six weeks of secret talks. Will Call Meeting The commission also smothered Sobolevs request that it meet nexl Wednesday apparently so he could continue efforts to get out a report But observers pointed out that since Sobolev becomes chairman of the group Nov. 1, he undoubtedly will call a meeting. It has been generally understood that disarmament would not be disqussed in the U.N. until after the Big Four had a chance to discuss the issue at Geneva. But Sobolev told reporters he saw no reason why the question should not be debated here before or during: Geneva. "Abandoned Goals' Sobolev charged that President Eisenhowers mutual inspection plan failed to deal with reduction of armaments or prohibition of atomic weapons. He declared the United States appeared to have abandoned disarmament goals. U.S. Chiei Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., denied the charge. He said Eisenhower had told him repeatedly "that he will embrace any program of disarmament which is far and workable and which is equipped with a trustworthy inspection system. Observers speculated that Russia's feverish anxiety to have disarmament debated now might be motivated by a desire to use the U.N. as a sounding board for arguing points she intends to bring at Geneva. , wa.s relative quiet. I One exception: In New and West German Chancellor Kon- California* Gov. Goodwin Knight rad Adenauer who backed it. The said he would be a ' favorite son pro-German parties accused (heir opponents of betraying their German homeland and making the Saar "a colony of France." The voters, after three months candidate for the 195B GOP nomination if Eisenhower does not seek reelection. An aide said after Knights, news conference statement, however. of incessant campaign oratory wHIj that this does not mean the gover- vote Sunday. But the results will | nor is seeking the presidential determine the. fate of a proposal by the seven-nation Western European Union 'o "Europeanize" this little territory tucked in between France and Germany. If the majority vole ygs. the Saar will become the first embodiment of a united Europe—a supranational state, smaller than Rhode I Island and with a population ofj nomination. He s;iid it is in line with Knight's previous declaration — criticized by backers of Vice President Nixon—that he intends to insure an uncommitted California delegaton to next years Re- publcan Na tonal Conventon, Gained Initiative between 900,000 and a million, See SAAR on Pa/fc 10 Chancellor Pses At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK IJ) - Chancellor Rodney Parham of the 1st Chancery District, halfway through his first term, died yesterday at his home west of here. He was 62. Judge Parham, chancellor of the district which includes Pulaski, White, Prairie and Lonoke Counties, had been ill since undergoing surgery last July. He was elected to a 6-year term In 1952. Stevensons support of the 90 per in] cent of parity program, telegraphed (o the Midwest Democratic farm conference meeting at Dos Moines. Iowa, prompted some of the party leaders to say Steven- at the conference. Others were said to be supporting Harriman for president and Kefauver for vice president. The farm question is shaping up as a major issue in the 1956 campaign. Democrats have been plugging for rigid, high level supports to bolster sagging farm prices, while the Eisenhower administration has abandoned this in favor of a sliding, flexible scale of federal price props. Parity is the price said to be fair to farmers in See DEMOCRATS nn Page 10 Methodist Church 3:30 p.m. from 2:30 until Force Base and Keimett. Such a road would make the distance from the air base to Kennett 22 miles. Via this route Blytheville would be 25 miles from Kennett, a reduction of about 12 miles from the present shortest route. The highway proposal grew out of . , „ ., -„ i need for some 400 off-base housing Fifteen troops in full uniform will| unit5 in the area fw mimary & £ be present for the first of what is hoped will be an annual custom. The committee of the Ministerial Alliance which handled arrangements included the Rev. O. M. Sanford, the Rev. Harold Eggensperger and J. P. Garrott, who worked with Mrs. Glenn Ladd of the Lone Troop Association. The public is invited to be hand for the services. Think You Have Troubles? GALESBURG, 111. OP}— A cot in a prison cell looked mighty restful son forces had gained the initiative yesterday to Clarence E. Byerly, 31. Here's what happened Thursday: Byerly underwent minor surgery. Mrs. Helen Byerly divorced him in Knox County Circuit Court. He married Mrs. Ruth I. Jolley, 42, rooming house operator, in a hospital ceremony in which his ex- wife was an attendant. • Yesterday Byerly was taken to Ihe state penal farm in Vandalia to serve a six months sentence for driving his car after his license had been revoked. New Dentist Will Help Ease Situation in City The dental squeeze felt in Blytheville during the past several months by dentists and patients tlike i« due for some relief next week. A new dentist will begin his practice here and another will open a new and enlarged dental clinic. The new dentist is Dr. Vernon, who will be located In the Lynch Building. Dr. Vernon expects to have his office in operation by Tuesday. Dr. Charles Craig, who has moved his office from the Lynch Building to a new clinic in the 500 block on Chickasawba, will be open for ap- potntmento early In the week. • • • , Opening of the new practice and ; the new oiink rtoukl e«e Uie atl-J nation that h^s been rather tight here recently because of the increased population and departure in April of Dr. Don Smith, now in the Armed Services. Since Smith left the city has had only three white dentists. Besides Dr. Craig they are Dr. Fred R. Child and Dr. Orlic Parker. Two Negro dentists, Dr. King H. Nunn and Dr. T. H. Keith, also have practices here. Dr. Craig 1 * new clinic, originally scheduled to be opened today, will not be ready until next week, he said. Tlw nine-room building contains a reception room, two office*, utility room, laboratory, dnrk room and three operating room*. Dr. Craig has a new dental hygienist. Miss Eleanor Day of Memphis, who will work Jn his office and handle teeth cleaning and X-ray work. She studied at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. Dr. Vernon, a native of Little Rock, also attended the University of Tennessee Dental School at Memphis, graduating in September. A native of Little Rock, Dr. Vernon attended Little Rock Junior College and the University of Arkansas prior to World War II. After being; discharged from service, he resumed his studies at Southwestern University at Memphis and later attended Memphis State before entering dental school. He is married and has a son, five. thrv.'Rh h!s family will not move h^rfi uiiUl the IkAt of UM yew, tu Mid. civilian personnel working at the air base. There about 400 units at the Base but this is only about one- half the number required. It is estimated that some 3.000, military and civlian persons will be i <*' estimates of prospects for th' working at the base when it gets : prpslden t's complete recovery, into full operation. Farm Problems Behind Us, Benson Says The new highway would open the entire Kennett area, including Senath, Hornersville. Arbyrd and Cardwell, as a residence possibility for the base. Presently there is some debate as to which of two routes should be improved. M. S. Gwinn, district engineer. State Highway Commission, with headquarters at Sikcston, favors the extension of county Route NN two miles to the Arkansas State line. This route would connect with an unpaved Mississippi County road two miles due north of the Blytheville Air Force Base. State Highway 15! route runs northwest from the air base and. run three miles to the stale line. It will be paved under present plans. If Dunklin County route TT is completed to join Arkansas Highway 151 at the state lino, it will require paving about four miles of road in southern Dunklin County and the construction of three small bridges. but will provide an all-blacktop rond j c °sts and sentenced to 24 hours in from the base to Kennett. Jail this morning after he pleaded Gwinn said his proposal would be [ R . llUfc y in Municipal Court much cheaper since it would involve leading physicians today as he began his fifth week of hospitalization from a heart attack. j Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Bos- [ ton heart specialist, joined the prp- j sidential staff of doctors at Fitz-: Simons Army Hospital after fly-j ing in from the East. .Col. Thomas j W. Mattingly. heart expert at the Army's Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C., accomanied him to Denver. Dr. White scheduled a news con-; today most of |the American farm- ference for later in the day to : er's postwar adjustment problems make a public report on Eisrr,- j are "now behind him." bower's progress and give his lat- j -The fanner has faith in the future." Benson said in a speech prepared for a farm-city week lunch| eon at the Agriculture Department's reserach center here. "He has reason to believe that BELTSVILLE, Md. tary of Agriculture W — Secre- Benson said little TVA' Blocked Arab countries have given what seems the final thumbs-down to the U S.-backed Jordan River development plan — a TVA-type river valley power and irrigation project. Special Ambassador Eric Johnston ias been promoting it for nearly two years. In his "selling" trip just ended, he failed to persuade the Arabs to accept the plan. Agreement on practically all technical questions had been reached, but politicians feard the Arab public would accuse them of indirectly recognizing the state of Israel. The hava and 5121,000,000 project would linked Israel, Lebanon, Syrii Jordan in common use of River Jordan waters. Its main features are shown on map above. Israel would receive H billion cubic feet of water annually, Jordan 27 billions and Syria 1.5 billions. This would irrigate 104,000 acres of land in Israel, 123,000 In Jordan and 7,500 in Syria, what is feared now is that Israel will resume the Jordan River project it quit, .under U. S. pressure, two years ago. Thia would add new tensions to a region already in an explosive state. \Girl Scout \Drive Starts On Tuesday lytheville's Girl Scouts wi their fund raising drive Tues- Princess Margaret Said Still Undecided By STANLEY GODFREY LONDON (AP) — Princess Margaret hasn't made up her mind to say "yes" to marriage to Peter Townsend, reports from court circles said today. New-Area . _ _, , reason another 25 million customers will be added to his list in the next 10 years. | "He has reason to believe- that i his present troubles will be re- isolved. . ."' _. ,, .,,,-,.,,, .,i L. i Benson made only brief mention Blytheville's Girl Scouts will bo-; o/ the , 5evere cost _ price squeeze" ... . ; , ,, •-, , and an "overproduction jam" in Missouri State Highway Commis- [ day it was announced today. : wh!dl hp SJ)id the farmer u ht Adult leaders and troop commit- . He d( , vot( , d most of nis talk to a tee members are to meet early; dj . scufision of tne Rreat progrr?Si Tuesday morning ro map out plans : lechnolopica] and otherwise, which for the morning's work. ' 1]p _ Sil j d Money will be u.sed to promote thp ; mn( jc Girl Scout program in Blytheville and, to maintain the Scouts' Little House at Walker Park. No goal has been set, Mrs. Glenn Ladd, chairman of the Lone Troop Association, stated. American agriculture has i . recent years. He also sought to show how city dwellers and farmers are interdependent. Smiling and waving, the 25-year- old Princess and the divorced commoner drove their different ways from a private party in Bohemian Chelsea early today. It was their eighth date .in nine days since Townsend flew Lome on a vacation from his air attaches post Brussels. Snuggling deep into the collar of her blue mink coat, Margaret was driven away from the six- hour party in a borrowed limousine shortly after 1 a.m. Her own stately Rolls-Royce was damaged in a collision, but the royal garage wasn't saying where or when. The 40-year-old Townsend waved said the farmer's "pre- Fines Levied, Bonds Forfeited Albino Lopez was fined £100 and her off and then hurried home sent difficulties stem in part from | himself. The couple were dinner thp miracles of production he was i 8"ests of Mr. and Mrs. Michael iaspiiTd to achieve during World achieve War n and the years immediately following when much of the free world depended on him for food and clothing." the construction of one bridge instead of three. Train Blown Up; 11 Are Killed RANGOON, Burma (J) — A band of 300 rebels blew up an armored train 90 miles south of the Burmese capital today and killed 11 people. The rebels blew the train off the rails with a mine nnd then opened fire from both sides of the wreck. Seven of the casualties were police. Three policemen were killed in charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. John Stipp forfeited a $10 bond on a charge of speeding. In state cases, three men — Harold D. Rogers, Glenn McArthur, Jr., and Billy Harold Miller — forfeited bonds of $19.75 on charges of speeding. Monday Is UN Day Mayor E. R. Jackson today proclaimed Monday, Oct. 24, United Nations Day In Blythevllle. The proclamation was Issued in connection with Monday's worldwide observance of United Nations Day. The observance in Blythevllle another rebel raid on nn outpost ! will be a quiet one, .mainly con- nrnr T (v*ngoo, 200 mllos north of frrnnri with (! piny of llnRs, and i speech* at club meeting*. Women Cops Out of Ammo OKLAHOMA CITY UPh-Six Oklahoma City Misses ran out of ammunition yesterday — and city motorists were tickled pink over their plight, The women in question are members of the Oklahoma City Police Department, assigned to oversee downtown parking. They ran out of red parking tickets. Seal Sales at BAFB Christmas seals of Mississippi County's Tuberculosis Association go on .salfi nt Blytheville Air Force Base Dec. 1, Louis McWaters, city chairman, slated today. McWatfirs said the seals will bo snld dr'-iiif* noon hour nt thn base I dining hull. Brand at their three-storied Geor- house. Member of Set Mrs. Brand is the former Laura Smith of a wealthy British bookstore family and long a member of the "Princess Margaret Set. The Princess is odmother to her infant son. The report that Margaret is still making up her -fnd whether to accept Townsend .as n husband cnme from nn informant in court circles who is in a position know. larger before her. The greatest of these obstacles is the risk of damaging the monarchy by flouting the established Church of England which bars the remarriage of divorced persons whose former mates are living. "At this moment of personal decision she is realizing,' 'said the News Chronicle, "that if she marries she risks plunging her church and her family into a controversy which could damage them both." The Evening Standard said Margaret must weigh "the conflict between her personal right to marry whom she pleases with the views of church leaders on divorce." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS, Clear to partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Monday Ths source said Margaret been given a free hand by sister. Queen Elizabeth II. partly cloudy and somewhat cooler. High tliis afternoon low 80s, low tonight upper 40s to low 50s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy northwest, mostly fair elsewhere; cooler 'o | extreme southeast this afternoon; partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; Queen Mother Elizabeth to see as much of the flying ace as she wishes while making her decision. The liberal News Chronicle also reported there Js "growing evidence in court circles there will be an early announcement of Princess Margaret's engagement." HIM Wavered Several months ago Margaret was reported firm In her resolve to marry Townsend, but she was ' said to have wavered when (hp i conetituUonal difficulties loomed! had j warmer north this afternoon over her and state tonight, southeast Sunday; turning cooler with increasingly northerly winds north and extrem* west Sunday afternoon; low tonight around GO southwest, 50s elsewhere; high Sunday 60s extreme northwest, 60-65 southeast. Maximum yesterday—84. Minimum this morning—-W. Sunrise tomorrow—8:12. sunset today—5:17. Mean temperature—M.5, Precipitation 24 hour* (T a.m. to T p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to d>M—«.M. This Dale Lut Teif Maximum yesterday—M. Minimum this morning—40. rrecifxuuou JM. i to «*W-M.M,

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