The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 1, 1956
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, FEBRUARY 1, 1WJB BLTTHSVILLB <AKK.)'_COURIER NEW» PACK THREB Mid East Oil Big Factor In Eisenhower-Eden. Talks By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — Oil is the big factor underlying the talks of President Eisenhower and British Prime.Minister Eden this week over what to do about the Russian threat to the Middle East. Two thirds of the world's proved reserves of petroleum lie under the sands of that area — nearly 100 billion barrels, one of the world's richest prizes. United States could get by easily There is keen rivalry between | panics operate in the region. American and British, companies operating in the Middle East. Western Europe relies more and more on Middle East oil to meet its fast-growing demand for power to run its industries. And Russia doubtless eyes the area with keen interest—not only as a peacetime prize but also because military experts believe that Middle East oil might prove a prime essential to her in another world war. Some 22 American oil companies are interested in the Middle. East. British, Dutch and French com- The daily output approaches 2% million barrels. The annual take is around one billion dollars. Western Europe, which once looked to the Western Hemisphere for most of its oil, now gets about four fifths of its supply from the Middle East. If this should be cut off, either by Communist penetration or by war, Western Europe would be hard put to find a quick alternate source. American companies profit richly hy t.hpir pi-Hr.ptlmR nlltnut in the Middle East. But if the source should be cut off by war, the through speeding up its own production (now held back by state regulations) and by importing more from Venezuela and other Western Hemisphere oil fields. It's the peacetime development of the Middle East that interests American 'oilmen most directly. They have rich oil concessions there. And they have been building pipelines to get oil to the Mediterranean, expanding their oil tanker fleets, and putting up refineries in feed the fast-growing demand of European industries for power and European motorists for gasoline. Mrs. R. E. McCullough and daughter Vivian entertained with a surprise birthday supper Thursday night complimenting Mrs. Nlta Halfacre and Miss Patsy Joe Gibson. The table from which the supper was centered with a hugh birthday cake, iced in white with Nita and Pat written across the top. The honorees were presented with gifts. Present for the supper were Patsy Joe Gibson, Mrs. Nita Halfacre, Mrs. Leonard Sandusky of Leachville, Mrs. Amos Decker, Miss nez Whitney, Miss Ova Dee Plagg and Mrs. Bobbie Barker. .. Miss Melba Cornish, senior in the Manila High School, was elected F.F-A. Sweetheart of the Manila chapter by secret vote in assembly. Five girls were nomiated by the F.F.A. members for F.F.A. sweetheart. They were Wanda Whitney, Linda Bassett, Marcia White, Judy Wright and Melba Cornish. •, Melba is a senior this year, retiring Harvest Queen, and '55 FFA sweetheart. She was assistant editor of the annual staff last year and editor this year. She was also editor-in-chief of the Lion's spotlight for six weeks and is a feature writer. The FFA boys have made their sweetheart a bracelet. Melba will compete in Blytheville with other Sweethearts for the County Federation Sweetheart. A Valentine party will be the setting for the selection of the Future Homemaker's beau at the Blackwater Gym. Feb. 6. The FHA girls have nominated the i following boys: Tommy Hatcher, Lemion Davidson, Larry Robertson, Elton McCann, Jackie Shrable, R. L. Hicks and Carol Morris. These boys will be judged on appearance, personality and talent. Miss Margaret Hart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hart and a student at 'Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, has been elected vice president of the Wesley Foundation at the college. State Game Warden J. T. Harris announced that he will show a colored film on game fish, Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Manila. High School Gym. The intermediate group of the BTU of First Baptist Church enjoyed a hamburger supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Carter Friday night with 28 members present. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webb are sponsors of this group. Miss Polly Tucker was in charge of the games during the social hour. Special guests at the party were Rev. Richard Vestal, pastor, R. T. Huskey, Cecelia Henderson and Martha Ann Lawhorn. The Sunnyland Home Demonstration Club met Friday at the home of Mrs. Claude Smith with a good attendance. The hostess was presented with a gift and the door prize went to Mrs. Clyde Cook. Mrs. Holliman, county Home Demonstration Agent, gave a discussion on "Where Your Money Goes." Mrs. Riley Dunkin had a painful accident Friday afternoon when she started to get out of her car and shut the door on her hand, breaking the second finger on the right hand. She was treated at Dr. Johnson's Clinic in Blytheville. The Nellie Dyer Circle of the W.S.C.S. will have a picnic style supper in the recreational hall of Methodist Church Thursday night at 7 o'clock. i The Manila P.T.A. held a pep rally at the Manila School Library Monday night. Mrs. Guy Bubenstein and Mrs. Tom Steele were in charge of the program. Janice Sue Vassar has earned though competive examination the honor of representing Manila High School in statewide judging for $1,500 and $5,000 scholarships, it was announced Monday by General Mills, sponsor of this home appreciation program. Mrs. Charley Meacham, who has been a patient in Baptist Hospital in Memphis for several days, was dismissed Thursday and will go to the home of her daughuter, Mrs. Vernon Miles, in Newport for an extended visit. Miss Georgia Lee Poe of Houston is spending several days with her mother," Mrs. Emma Poe, and her sister, Miss Neldean Poe. Miss Kathryn Cullens, student at Arkansas State College, is ill at her home and will not return to school this week. Mrs. Everett Brown underwent surgery at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Her condition is reported as improving. Celeve Button underwent surgery it Harris Hospital in Caraway Thursday. Mrs. Ernest Bedwell Sr. who has been visiting relatives in Pontiac and Detroit, Mich., returned to her home Saturday morning. She was accompanied by her daughter and husband, Mr.' and Mrs. James Godley, her brother, Ed Ashabranner, and a niece. Mrs. Kenneth Matthews, all of Pontiac, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. William Fox and sons Ricky and Gary spent Sunday in Summerville, Tenn., visiting Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, who recently moved to Summerville from Manila. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Homer and 1,000 GUNS WANTED! 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 _ "I Sell That Stuff' ~ Phone 2-2089 ^ Visit Cenny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division son Billy Jean are spending this week in Blytheville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steven John, While Mr. and Mrs. Johns are on vacation in Ft. Myers, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fradenberg left Sunday morning for Ft. Myers, Fla. after spending a few days here attending to business. In 1947 Gerald Costner was a passenger on a plane going from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba, when he struck up an acquaintance with a feUow passenger, Theodore Carley of Syracuse, N. Y. They immediately formed a friendship' and spent three days in Havana seeing the sights together. They went their seperate ways but kept up a correspondence through the years. In 1949 Mr. Corley decided to pay a surprise visit- to his Arkansas friend. When he arrived, Mr. Costner had just left on his honeymoon. A disappointed Corley returned home. Thursday Mr. Corley arrived . in Manila to again surprise Mr. Costner and to invite him to go on a short vacation to Mexico City. He almost missed him again. Mr. Costner and wife were packed and ready to leave for a couple of days to visit with Mr. Corley, then Mr. Corley would accompany them to Florida for u. few days then he and Mr. Costner would go on >o Mexico City for the planned surprise vacation. Tailor Needed The Money MANCHESTER, N.H. (fl>)—Ths is a story of a prudent tailor and a would>be_gunman whose bark was worse than his bite. ( . A young man walked into Andrew Kamatas'. tailor shop, pulled out a gun and said: "Give me your money or I'll kill you." Police sajd Kamatas opened the cash register and told the gunman to take what was in it—about $2. The tailor then ran out of the store. The thief shouted after him: "Come back or I'll kill you." Kam- tas returned. Then the would-be robber left— without the money. 'Rock 'n Roll' Brawl May End Race Mixing in Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. W) — The board directors of Chattanooga's Memorial Auditorium, where a "rock 'n roll" dance exploded into a brawl between Negro dancers and white spectators Monday night, will be asked to adopt a resolution banning the mixing of races at dances there. Tommy Thompson, auditorium manager, said last night he will recommend the action because "the mixing o{ races ' at these dances is a dangerous practice and should be stopped before an unnecessary tragedy occurs." The dance, featuring nationally known Negro singer Roy Hamilton, blazed into a furious bottle and chair throwing melee that required every available city and county policeman, both white and Negro, to put down. At least three whites and three Negroes received minor injuries and nine Negroes were arrested. Disorderly conduct charges against eight of them were dismissed in Ctiy Court yesterday, but public drunkenness charges against three of them brought $50 fines. A 17- year-old Negro girl was scheduled for a juvenile court hearing. Police declined to say what caused the outbreak, but several witnesses reported it came after a nonperforming member of the entertainment group sat down in the dress circle, reserved for white spectators. An unidentified Negro sought to remove him and a fight, joined by some Negro dancers, followed. Rejected Youth Accused Of Slaying Pretty Nurse BOSTON HI—A love-struck youth* today was accused of shooting to death an attractive student nurse who had rejected him as a suitor. Miss Rose Marie Da Silva, 18, of Brockton was slain in front of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital nurses' home as three companion student nurses looked on in horror. Shortly after the shooting last night, Charles Atwood Jr., 21, of East Bridgewater, walked into a police station and admitted the slaying. He was booked on "suspicion of murder." Police Lt. Warren Blair quoted Atwood as saying that he tried for about an hour and a half yesterday to win back the affection of Miss Da Silva. He said that after the attractive, dark-haired nurse refused him, he waited outside the hospital and as she came down the front stairs, fired several shots at her.. Hospital attaches rushed out and carried Mis Da Silva inside. She was dead with five bullets in her head, neck and chest. Blair said Atwood told him that he kept company with Miss Da Sil va last year but she left him for another youth. Atwood was given a medical discharge, Irom the Army because of a nervous condition after service in Korea. Until two weeks ago he was employed In. a Brockton shoe factory. 2 Sisters Die In Home Fire EAST LOS ANGELES W) — Trapped in an upstairs bedroom, two young sisters were burned to death yesterday while their baby sitter tried vainly to rescue. them with a ladder. Dead were Gloria Lujan, 4, and her sister, Luisa, 5. The fire started when a can of paint thinner ignited in the kitchen. Mrs. Bessie Long, 41, who was watching the children while the mother worked, said she carried a 10-month-old brother, Carlos, to safety. She called for the girls to follow her, she told sheriff's deputies. Instead they ran terrified to an upstairs bedroom. Mrs. Long tried to climb an outside ladder to the bedroom but the flames repulsed her. Ancient Chinese Customs Not For Modern Marriage LOS ANGELES (ffi —Chinese-born Hollywood film actress Marie Tsien has obtained a divorce from Ernest Tsien, Vancouver, B. C., importer, who, she says, held fast to the ancient customs of their native China but took advantage of modern telephones to make her conform. "I am now an American citizen," Mrs. Tsien testified, "but my husband wanted me to be like the women in China. He wanted absolute obedience and he had to know where I was every minute away from him. I had to report to him by telephone many times a day." The Tsiens were wed in Shanghai in 1947. She is 25, he 40. Era Ends For Railroad DENVER (If) — An era ended in blowing snow and cold at 6:01 p.m. yesterday. The Union Pacific Railroad's No. 86 passenger train . to Omaha chuffed slowly out of Denver's Union Station, the last steam- powered passenger unit to make the run. Up now shifts its entire Denver passenger operation to diesel-electric power. The first locomotive on the frontier run arived here June 24, 1870. Shady Invitation DeVALLS BLUFF, Ark. (ffl—The sign outside Jack Huffman's place reads: "Hundreds of well-shaped kneez. Come in and feel around." There's a simple explanation, of course. The knees are cypress tree knees, cut in the White River bottoms. Boiled and peeled, they make unusual ornaments. TERRIFIC TONNAGE More than 25,000,000 tons of freight were unloaded by the United States Army at Yokohoma, Japan, during the first three years of the conflict in Korea. SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty women — and men,, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! I Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or swap and — for 'expert services. ... Get the classified shopping habit, now. ... we will help you write the Ad! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVIIIE COURIER NEWS Death Knell Sounds For Jalopies LONDON (/P) — A death warrant appears to be on the way for thousands oJ Britain's "old crocks"— prewar cars still chugging manfully on overcrowded roads. The government is framing a new law to force owners to submit the jalopies to stringent safety, tests. Those that don't get by will be refused a license. The postwar car shortage and a 50 per cent sales tax have kept new cars out of reach of many people. A pilot testing scheme carried out by the government has shown 97 per cent of pre-1946 vehicles have major faults making them unfit for the road. Some trade sources have estimated the new law might force two million of the five million vehicles now used in Britain off the road. Others put the figure lower but still in the hundred thousand bracket. National Spelling Champ Honored GRAITE CITY, 111. (*)— Sandra SIoss, only 13, last night received an honor that has gone to- civic leaders and steel company presidents in past years. She was awarded the annual Civic Achievement Award trophy to the Associated Retailers and Civic Assn., inc., of the Tri-Cities, which includes Alton and Venice, 111. Sandra was picked by the businessmen for this honor because she was the national spelling champion of 1955. Good Intentions SALT LAKE CITY (fP)— The Utah Road Commssion got a letter, unsigned, from someone in Butler, Pa., which read: "For stolen road sign." With It was a $5 bill. Officials said most road signs, depending on size,-are worth from $2.25 to $50. "WATER BEES" Honey bees carry water as well ; honey. Special carrier's bring it to the hive, dole it out, seal it in cells, or even act as storage tanks themselves until the water is needed. Coughs (or Fast Effective Relief, use Train Hits Car; Five Are Killed MEDIA, Pa, (<?}—A Pennsylvania Rail Road commuter train collided with an auto at a grade crossing near here yesterday, pushing the car for a quarter mile and killing all five occupants. The crash occurred 6CO yards In the little community of Secane in Delaware County. A PER spokesman said flashing signals at the crossing were operating and added the cause o fthe accident has not been determined. The dead wore identified as Joseph Serafini, 68, of Secane; his daughter Mrs. Emily P'ascenvo, Drevel Hill; and her two children, Joseph, 5, and Donna 3; and Mrs. Esther Menedetto, 58, also of Drexel Hill. Bl Yunque tropical rain forest, a 3500-foot mountain in Puerto Rico, has an average annual rainfall of more than 200 iches. Late Find COLUMBUS, Ohio UK — Fifteen years ago, John Blackburn, now of Alexandria, had his 17-Jewel pocket watch stolen In a Columbus burglary. Yesterday, detectives located the watch in a routine check o£ pawn shops. Blackburn got it back. Hersholt Under Knife LOS ANGELES UK — Actor Jean Hersholt was recuperating today In St. Vincent's Hospital from a major operation performed yesterday. His doctors said he could go home in about a weeic ana resume "at least some of his work" in three or four weeks. FOttMED FIRST REPUBLIC First republic in the New World was formed by the Eleutherian Adventurers, wliu made the first attempt at permanent settlement in the Bahamas during 1647. Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 1% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 YOU CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MAftf WITH A CLOTHESLINE . . any more than yo. can keep a tornado from hitting your house. But you COM buy insurance — the right kind, in the right amount. We'tt b« glad to advrse, NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. Pho. 3-6868 Own Your Own Own your own home and pay less each month than you are now paying for rent. This is the offer that we make to you. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. These homes are complete with all fixtures including bathroom, kitchen sinks and hot water ' heater. They have been completely remodeled inside and out and will make you a home that you can be ^proud of. If you own your own lot you need no down payment. All you pay are the moving and closing costs which ordinarily do not exceed $300. We urge you to come out today. There is no obligation. Our office is open from 7 AM to 6PM. Delta Home Investment Co. OPEN WEEKDAYS AND SUNDAY 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. Blytheville A.F.B. Opposite Gosne/f Phone 3-3369

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