The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 26, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 182 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEpNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Sewer Bids To be Opened Tomorrow Blytheville's long wait for action on a sewer construction program will be at an end tomorrow when the city opens bids on approximately $1 million in sewer system improvements. At 2 p.m. tomorrow in City Hall,* bids will be opened for the estimated $650,000 backbone system and treatment plant and for installation of laterals in the northern and southern sewer improvement districts. Bids will be taken, the city stated, as separate jobs and in aggregate. However, it is expected that one overall bid for the two districts and backbone system will be lower. Bond Sale Friday Then, on Friday at 10 a.m., bids on bonds to finance the system will he opened in City Hall. These two simple actions will be the final steps before construction actually begins on replacing the dangerous and antiquated sewage "systems" the city has been saddled with for years. More than five years ago, the statd Health Department was issuing repeated warnings to the city to do something about its sewage disposal units. Warning Dr. A. M. Washburn of the Health Department told a mass meeting here years ago that "you're going to continue to have outbreaks of inter- tinal diseases in Blytheville as long as these outmoded septic tanks empty practically untreated sewage into open ditches around the city." At various times over the past 15 years, civic leaders have expressed concern about lack of treatment of the coihmunity's sewage. On May 18. 1954, voters approved the system which Is being instituted now. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chick Coaches Not Looking for Pushover in Hot Springs . . . Chicks Still Rank Fifth in Stale . . . Three Schools Punished by NCAA for Code Violations . . . Sports . . . Pages 10-11 . . . . . . Osceola' Billy Walters Making Friends for State In Washington . , . Page 2 ... Courier News- Magazine . . . Page 8 ... Doctors Meet Here Tomorrow The 106th semiannual meeting: of First Councilor District Medical Society will convene in Blytheville's Hotel Noble tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. On the program are a number of addresses by medical specialists, dinner, activities for wives of members and a golf tournament for the doctors. Highlighting the 2 p.m. program will be addresses by Dr. C. H. Snyder, chief of pediatrics at Oschner Clinic, New Orleans, and Dr. George Beckman, also of Oschner's. Business Session, Too Dr. Curry Bradburn, urologist of Little Rock, and Dr. Roger Bost, Fort Smith pediatrician, Will round out the medical discussions in the afternoon session. Dr. Eldon Fairly, president of the district and Wilson physician, and Dr. R. L. Johnson, president of the County Medical Society, will speak briefly. Election of officers and selection '• of a site for the spring meeting will conlctide the business meeting. The district is composed of Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Po- nsett. Randolph and Mississippi' Bounties. j Wives of the doctors will be entertained by the Auxiliary to the Mississippi County Society from 2 ;o 5 p.m. The Succulent Bob While Quail Call of 'Bob White' Echoes on Otis Jarrett Farm Every morning at daybreak the air around the Otis Jarrett residence east of Promised Land is filled with the familiar "bob white" call for more than 503 quail. The Jarrett's began the hobby of quail raising in early February after reading; an article about it in a farm magazine. They purchased 12 pairs, which have since produced about 600 offspring. They began with the idea of just raising enough for their own needs, but it has since grown into big business. Including their first birds, incubators, and miscellaneous equipment, it took about $500 to put them into business. Jarrett made the cages himself. Mrs. Jarrett said an incubator was necessary, as the hens would not set in captivity. Their 12 pair started laying within a week after their purchase, and by April they hatched out 150. Tenn days later 35 more chicks were hatched out. Quail mature in about 16 weeks. Baby quail are no larger than the end of a man's thumb, and during the first three weeks must be handled carefully. The Jarretts feed their quail only game bird feed. They sell grown birds for $18 a dozen dressed or £3.50 a pair for breeding purposes. Besides their quail, they keep a few pheasants and white silky bantams. Mrs. Jarrett says quail raising is a 24-hour job, but she says, it's one of the most fascinating hobbies anyone can have. They plan to go into it in an even bigger way next year. Strobel to Be Quizzed In Building Inquiry By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators today called Public Buildings Commissioner Peter A. Strobel for questioning about his management of the government's vast public building operations. Strobel, a partner in the New York engineering consultant firm of Strobel & Saltzman, was summoned before a House Judiciary subcommittee investigating businessmen in government. Opposition, for Osceola Mayor First in 20 Years Chairman Celler I.D-NY the subcommittee wants to find out if there is a "possible conflict of interest" between Strobel'.s private business connections and his role as public buildings commissioner,, a General Services Administration position. Denied Charge Strobel has previously denied using his $14,800-a-year government post to further private interests, and Celler did not 'specify what be had in mind. Celler told newsmen the subcommittee was interested particularly in'handlimc of "vast sums of money involved" in the public building construction program. .He said Strobe! was a "very important factor" in the program. The commissioner of federal public buildings supervises constrm - tion of new buildings, sclectin, architects and contractors; negotiates contracts; administers the yovernmem's lease-purchase law Products Co. Monitored Processing Clay said he "monitored" processing- or' a quarter million dollars fast tax Writeoff application through the Commerce Depart- Monday filed for mayor in Osceola, thus becoming tne first opponent ______ ^_. ____ __ ...... ____ __, _____ incumbent Mayor Ben Butler has saidj while he acted as an official of the! ever had in nearly 18 years as Os- Hyatt Will Face Butler In Election One late entry produced a new political contest for Mississippi County voters during late stages of filing for the Nov. 8 municipal elections, but that one created a race for a position not contested for 20 years. Jim Hyatt, Osceola attorney, National Production Authority See PROBE on Page 14 Luxora Gets Sewer System Goal of 40 Years Mayor Siiman Says LUXORA—Mayor Moses Siiman today termed Luxora's recently completed 886,500 sewer system highly satisfactory and added "it's what Luxora has been trying to get for 40 years." The new system was put into operation^ recently climaxing a lengthy campaign to obtain the first .sewer system for the city, The system, which pumps untreated sewage directly into the Mississippi River, was constructed by Worth James Construction Co., Rock with the firm of as engineers. Revenue bonds used to pay for the construction are being retired through monthly payments by householders with the monthly sue was raised by a newspaper columnist last Sept. 2, Strobel said his firm was not'taking any con tracts with the Public Buildings Administration. A subcommittee staff aide said that Strobel & Saltzman has no contracts with, the Public Buildings Administration, but has some subcontracts with firms which are government contractors. The subcommittee called up Strobel on sudden notice after temporarily sidetracking its Inq- ir; into "WOCs"—businessmen serving as government officials "without compensation" while still remaining on the payrolls of their own companies. It yesterday heard .testimony from John C. Clay of New York, assistant to the executive vice president ol the National Starch minimum being $2. for acquiring buildings constructed; of Little _ with private capital; and directs !Haws and Dvre of Little Rocfc all federal building management activities. Appointed by Jkc Strobel. an appointee of the | Eisenhower administration, was) named to his present post July 1, 1954. At that time, a GSA spokesman told reporters. Strobel severed all management connections with his firm but us sole owner of the com- p-ny continues to receive income from it. He sa'd Strobel's private income is "much less" than the $190,000 a year Strobel made as acting head of the company. When the conflict of interests is- ceola mayor. Butler was first elected mayor in 1937 as an unopposed candidate and has been returned, without opposition, every two years since then. No Others There was no other late political activity in the county as the Monday midnight deadline arrived, leaving Blytheville as the only other community in the county with prospects of active campaigning. Blytheville has a two-man race for mayor and three contests for City Council positions. Mayor E. R. Jackson is seeking re-election with opposition from Toler Buchanan. Ward One Alderman W. L. (Bill) Walker is opposed for re-election by K. M. Larkin. Two now contestants are running for Buchanan's Ward Two post. They are Jimmy Stevenson and J. Cecil Lowe. A Ward Three race pits incumbent E. M. Terry against Jimmy Lentz. Leslie Moore is home free in Ward Pour. Osceola has one race for City Council. C. C. Danehower, present Ward Two alderman, is opposed for re-election by Edward Teaford All candidates in Mississippi County's three incorporated mimic- See ELECTION on Page 14 Work Scheduled For Highway 61 Two major highway projects for Mississippi County came into sharper focus yesterday with advertisement of bids by the Arkansas Highway Department for $5.4 million of new construction. Biggest item for the county is the Mississippi County residents. Ike Asks Reds To Match U.S. Peace Efforts By ERNEST B. VACCARO DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower .today invited Soviet Russia to match American conciliatory efforts at Geneva and lay the groundwork for the peace and progress "for which the whole world longs." Jf the "new spirit" evidenced at * ¥ ¥ * * * tht summit conference at Geneva plan to widen and resurface a 13- mile stretch of Highway 61 between Blytheville and Osceola. The other project for the County on which bids were asked was as phalt surfacing of the Manila-Mo. nette cutoff. The stretch which permits east-west traffic on Highway 18 to save several miles by missing Leachville is 6.3 miles long. Bids on the work will be opened at Little Rock Nov. 9 at a meeting of the Highway Commission. The 13-mile Blytheville-Osceola project is only half of the work planned for Highway 61, and the other portion also will vitally affect, 70,000 Hiqh School Students Vie for College Scholarships CHICAGO W—A nationwide talent search got under way today in 10,000 American high schools. The prizes are ?50 four-year college scholarships for the country's most promising seniors. More than 50,000 youngsters are taking examinations in their high schools that will narrow the field for the scholarships. It is the official start of the biggest privately financed scholarship program in the history of American education. The Notional Merit Scholarship f rp., set up Inst summer with 20-mlllion-dollar grant t from the Ford Foundation and a' $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corp. of New York, is conducting the program, Besides scholarships financed with its own money, the corporation Is administering scholarships given by the Sears-Roebuck Foundation nnd Time. Inc.. publishers of Time and Life magazines. The cc.poration said other business organizations are planning eventually to take part, increasing the size of the program in future years. The students competing were picked by their local principals as the most promising 5 per cent of each senior class. The 4,000 seniors who survive this first test will be eligible for a second examination Jan. 14, 1956. Top scorers on the January test will be screened by a board to pick the scholarship winners. The winners will receive from $100 n year to $2,000 a year to attend any college of their choice. The amount depends entirely on financial need rather than how the youngsters finish in the examinations, All the candidates are -taking the same two tests, designed to show their ability to take advantage ol advanced education. Four Depart For Induction Four Blytheville men left for Little Rock today for military induction, according to Rosie M. Saliba, clerk of the local Selective Service Board. Those reporting for induction were: Robert Lee Robinson, Bobby Harold Forrest, Calvin "Whoit Sipcs and Ebb Campbell, Jr., all of Blytheville. Airmen Leave Crippled Plane KENDALL, England .Wi—Eleven U. S. Airmen were reported safe today after parachuting from their B29 near here. Two port eii^inns conked out over the Irish Sea. but the big craft tiok the men 50 miles inland. The four-engined bomber, assigned to the U. S. 53rd Weather Re- connaisance Squadron, was on a training flight from the American base at Burtonwood. What's in a Name PLAINWELL, Mich. MV-Violet, Rake, proprietress of the Ply Inn. was given a suspended fine of MOO for permitting too many flies in her restaurant. A state inspector said: "We found-the place full of flies." New Giveaway Twist HENIERSON, Ky. WV-A new give away program makes its debut .it the polls Nov. 8. Each voter here and In Henderson County will receive a ticket entitling the voter to a chance on a 195fi automobile Spokesmen for both the Republican find Democrat parties approve the plan. three months ago is real, Eisenhower said, the foreign ministers will seek solutions for the reunification of Germany and clear away other barriers to peace at the four-power conference opening tomorrow. The President spoke out in a statement issued from his sick room on the eighth floor of Fitzsimons Army Hospital, where " is progress toward recovery from a heart attack was reflected yesterday in the publication of the first closeup photographs since his seizure Sept. 24. Garnett was strong, Homer reported, and "his manner is relaxed but spry and chipper." Followed Conferences The President voiced hope Russia will respond in the same "genu-j ine spirit of conciliation and accommodation" to the proposals the United States will submit along with Great Britain . and Prance and with which the Republic of West Germany has been kept abreast. The President's statement fol lowed two conference" here with Secretary of State Dulles before the latter's departure for Europe and a letter to the Cabinet backing Dulles up 100 per cent in his negotiations at Geneva. "The world hopes," the President said, that the conference he attended at Geneva did, in fact, create a "new spirit" which will make possible future solutions of world problems. He repeated his belief that the "acid teFt" will come at the new conference when the foreign ministers tackle "concretely" the problems which, if unresolved, "create tension and'dfihger." Dulles said after his last talk with Eisenhower that the two share a "measured hope" for concrete progress. While he said he did not anticipate "spectacular results." he looked for progress on German reunification and on increased contacts between East and West. And he hoped the foreign ministers could clear away some of the misunderstandings that have arisen over the disarmament issue. Big Three Studies Mid-East Problem; Leave for Geneva By PRESTON OROVER PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France completed harried consultations on problems of the troubled Middle East today —• then left Paris for Geneva. * There the Big Three, U. 8. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, French Foreign Minister Antoina Pinay, and British Foreign Secre- tury Harold Macmillan tomorrow will begin the first round of Big Four talks with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov. The whole of their final day here was concerned with Middle East affairs and observers were ready to wager that the main' accomplishment of the Geneva meeting would be some sort of decision on what to do about the newly critical problem. Grocers Warned About Potatoes Health Department Regulation On Coloring in Force Retail and wholesale grocers in Mississippi County were warned today to begin getting rid of artifi- cally colored potatoes. Their sale is against State regulations. Health Department County Sanitarian W. R. Summerville explained that the regulation dates from April 1953, but that a, Pulaski County restraining order upheld enforcement Cor two years. Now, the restraining order has been revoked and the regulation once more is in full-force. Nov. 15 Deadline However, Summerville stated, gro-~ cers are being given until Nov. 15 to get rid of these potatoes through regular chnnn_'ls. After that date, merchants found with articifically colored potatoes will be subject to the penalty provisions of the regulation. Summerville pointed out that coloring referred to is not necessarily Bt Lilt? Ulatll ImilllUIIL. 1SSUL', t> *!-«>-•. «•<-%* i.\J *" »mu iib\,t,oo»i uj' Asserting he and Dulles "think [dangerous, but is used to conceal alike with respect to these mat- This project calls for construction of two additional lanes on the 13-mile stretch between Marion and TUiTell in Crittenden County, to provide a four-lane divided highway for the highly-traveled road. The department also asked for j bids on this project yesterday. j This is the second step taken by > the Highway Department for mak- ] ing the West Memphis - Turrell I stretch a four-lane highway. A rail-1 way overpass near West Memphis for the new two-lane roadway already is under contract. lei's" which they have reviewed together, the President .said of the proposals by the Western Nations: Promote Peace damage to the potatoes. South Viet Nam Now a Republic SAIGON. South Viet Nuni (,?)— Premier Ngo Dinh Diem today sol- I emnly proclaimed South Viet Nam ; a republic and became its first president. j Diem, who came to power in the ! midst of chaos and despair j year, won 98.2 per cent of the vole ; in a referendum Sunday. The ac- ; tion deposed ex-Emperor Bao Dai ; and made Diem the new chief of i stale. j A constitution is scheduled to be adopted next month, and soon after a general election will name the nation's first legislature. Talked With Leaders Throughout the day the two principally concerned, Dulles and Macmillan, talked with each other and vith Middle East leaders, principally Moshe Sharett, premier and foreign minister of Israel. Dulles had a 20 minute talk also with Eatim R, Zorlu, interim foreign minister of Turkey. "We had a fair and full discussion," said Sharett on emerging from the XJ. S. embassy residence where Dulles made his headquarters during his three-day stay. ~Asfced'if "he~h"a"d~hiade any progress in getting promises for arms to balance the shipments of arms from Iron Curtain Czechoslovakia to Egypt, Sharett smiled and said there was nothing definite to report. "We will meet again in Geneva," he said. Late For Plane The long talk with Sharett made Dulles late for his plane and he took time as he left the residence only to tell reporters he had haS a "full talk"with the Israeli leader and that he had discussed "Middle East affairs in general" with Zorlu. The Western foreign ministers gathered here Sunday preoccupied with strategy for the Geneva conference. Yesterday the plans of the United States, Britain and Prance for the four-power meeting were approved by the foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Big Objective German reunification was set 1 out as the No. 1 objective for I the Geneva talks, beginning to. __ , .......... : morrow. ccful progress for which the whole j form Chambers of Commerce offi- [ Dulles announced that he will world longs for." j cials of Northeast Arkansas a bout; go to Communist- Yugoslavia Nov. The president also conferred yes- \ the objectives of the Little Rock 6 for a meeting with President terday with Secretary of the In- i meeting and to urge their partici- i Tito. The Soviet Union has been tcrior McKay and Sherman Adam; pntion in next month's workshop. ; openly woohvr Tito since Stalin's the President's chief deputy. j Local officials this morning ex- i death. Dulles will be the highest In the Adams conference, the [ pressed the hope that the Blythe-: ranking American ever to visit the Use of non-toxic polishing or coating materials is yet permissable. Summerville stated, as long as these materials aren't used to cover damage to the vegetable and do not "These will be designed to pro-| con t a in coloring agents. mote a pence of justice, with in-' creased security and well-being for all. They will reflect a genuine spirit of conciliation and accomo- dntion. If the Soviet Union responds in a similar spirit, much progress can be made. That is my personal hope, and I am confident nt is the Chamber Officials To Attend Meeting O. E. Knudsen. vice president of Blytheville 1 Chamber of Commerce and Jada McQuire, Chamber mana- wilh ! gcr> wil1 attend a meeting tomorrow in Jonesboro in connection with ?. Chamber of Commerce leadership workshop to be hold in Little Rock hope of the American people. "We -shall all of us follow eagerness the developments at Geneva, for they will go far to demonstrate whether the 'spirit of Genva . marks a genuine chance and will j Nov. 10. actually be productive of the p<*a-! Tne -Jonesboro meeting is to m- President, accepted the resignation j ville group would be well represent- of J. Hayden AHdrcdge, veteran < cd at Little Rock, member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, effective Oct. 31. And lie received a reconimenda- See IKK on Page 14 Marshal. Sharett arrived here Sunday More information will be released; France, Britain and the United in the Chamber of Commerce bul- Stales to counterbalance the ship- letin which will be published this i ment of arms to Egypt by Czecho- weekcnd. | See BIG THREE on Page 14 Bonds Forfeited Eileen Dobbin and Sarah Murrels both forfeited $30 bonds on charges of petty larceny this morning in Municipal Court. Judge Graham Sudbury also is- sed alias warrants in both cases. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS; Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight; Thursday fair and mild; cooler Thursday night. High this afternoon mid 70s; low tonight mid 30s to low 40s. MISSOURI — Generally fair and mild through Thursday; increasing cloudiness, windy Thursday -afternoon; low tonight 45-55; high Thursday around 80. Maximum ye.stercltiy—71. Minimum this mornlnn—41. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:16. Sunset todny—5:14. Menn temperature—56. ProclpUntlon 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to riale~42.D8. This Date Last Vear Maximum yoslftrclay—77. Minimum thl.s mornlnK—(10. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31.50, CIIEKR FOK ILL CHILDREN — These Eighth Grade Junior Tri-Hi-Y girls have been busily addressing get well cards to children at the state tuberculosis sanitarium at Booneville as a project of the county TB Association. They are Sarah Lou Moody, Jnne Terry, Peggy Cochran and Ltndfc Dover. They're officers of the group, which also gave a hand in preparing mailing of annual TB Christmas seate. (Courier News Photo)

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