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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI irriT T *Tn <™ Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader VUL. L—NO. 163 Blythcville Daily News Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLK,'ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1954 EIGHT PAGES Except'sunday 1 ' SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 'Cotton Ball' Sets Record NCPC Officials Plan Program For Picking Event Tuesday Rain failed to dampen the spirits of some 1,000 persons who last night turned out to put a not-so-finishing touch on the 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest at the annual Cotton Ball. Ordinarily, the Cotton Ball is the i Commerce associates today were AT COTTON' BALL — Bandleader Tex, Beneke (below) was greeted by National Cotton Picking Contest Queen Janice Bowles at the annual Cotton Ball last night. An estimated 1,000 persons packed Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park (above) to hear the Beneke band at the dance which has been termed largest in Blytheville history. (Photos by Child Art Studio) Agreement Reported Reached On W. German Rearmament GOP Seeks to Block Nevada Senate Vote the the last event of the two-day festival. However, since rain forced postponement of the actual picking, scheduled for yesterday morning;, the contest won't come off until Tuesday morning. busy plotting entertainment Tuesday's picking contest. Picking Starts at 10 Registration begins at 7 a.m. and picking will get started at 10. Paul Lloyd's aerial demonstration will go "•But last night's Cotton Ball at on at 13:05 flnd Blytheville High Walker Park's Main Exhibit Build- J School band and folk singers will ing probably was the biggest dance ! be °" hanci for other special en- in Blytheville history. j tertamment. _,,-,.. „ „ i. The big western rodeo, which Contest Chairman Kelley Welch to ^ Thursday _ ge ' ts going said the dance reached the "sell-i at l and will run3 ai T oun( f tv 5 out" point when about 900 tickets ! hours were gobbled up in advance. [ "Then," he said, "we sold some: Queen of the 1954 Contest. Miss more and set up more tables." ! J . anice Bowles, will be here to crown Tex Beneke's orchestra played for i tne > wor!cU champion cotton picker the affair * ! at Wa ^- :er , Park grandstand. However, Contest Chairman! Entire event * frce and °P en to Welch and his Junior Chamber of! a11 - . Mr - Weleh emphasized. . . j Plans are being made to provide ] additional entertainment and, Mr. ^ | Welch stated, chances of landing I a "name" entertainer are good. Yesterday afternoon at Walker Park grandstand, about 2,000 persons heard Tennessee Gov. Prank Clement, who was introduced by Jaycee Charles Moore. on yesterday's program were songs by the McDonald Brothers quartet and the annual Clothing From Cotton Bags Contest. NATOTops In Europe, Chief Says DENVER (/Pj — Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, supreme allied commander of Norih Atlantic deiense" forces, said today Russia would be; "beat-en very badly" in the long run : if it were to launch an all-out, ax- tack on Western Europe at this time. Gruenther, here for a conference with President Eisenhower, alfo told ' a news conference that within the next three or four years—given West German troops find atomic.- weapons —the Western Allies would stand a • "reasonable good chance" 10 step any Soviet onslaught at the outlet. Problem Gruemher. who Uslksd to newsmen before his meeting wnh the President, was optimistic about "he chances of working out a new Defense alliance against communitm. despite the fresh obstacles which have arisen at the London conference. Ke emphasiz3d. however, that the problem of brirnir.g \Ve>i Germany into an alliance- s;!i---::a:ury to France is a tou?h one from a political standpoint. [keS!iou!d Recall Dixon-Yates Deal in Its Entirety-Clement By THE ASSOCIATED TKKSS Nevada Republicans say they'll seek court action in state's 17 counties to keep a U. S. Senate race off November ballot. The Nevada Supreme Court ycstor- declined to rule on the qn^iion. ——— ^ -p llt , QQP wan t. s t 0 block n vole beciUhSL- U might yivc mm t her Dei.iornil the sent of the lute Sen. Pnl McCaiTiin. Without ft vote, a Republican would hold the sent by appointment. Stumping' the Northeast for the COP, Vice i President Nixon said last night the Communist issue should be taken out of politics. This could be done., he said, if voters .support the Elsenhower administration. Addressing a OOP rally at Norwalk. Conn., Nixon suit! the administration has a better record than the Democrats in dealing with the Communist problem because "we had no Communist skeletons in our political closet." Democrat AdJni Stevenson last nit-hl called Nixon "the most eloquent gloom and doom prophet In America today." At a Rockford. III. rally for Sen. Paul Douglas ID-Ill), Stevenson said Nixon "has told us every thins else must be forgotten to secure a Republican majority in Congress or else tlie Republican party will be doomed." Appointment Mude In Nevada. Republican Oov. Charles Russell yesterday appointed Reno attorney Ernest Brown to McCurnm's seat. If there is no November vote, Brown will hold the sent until January 1957. An election would pit Brown against Alan Bible, another Reno attorney and a protege of McCarran. Should Bible win. he would then take over McCarran's seat from Brown. The GOP -H Supreme Court injunction la bar tlie certification of Brown and Bible as November candidates. The high court refused to act, saying the Republicans "have remedy in the lower courts," Bible was named the Democratic candidate yesterday by the state Democratic committee. GOP National Chairman Leonard Hall said yesterday Democratic Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell should apologize to Nixon "for calling him a liar or remove his signature" from it statement of campaign ethics both chairmen signed last month. Hull snid Mitchell called a Nixon statement about the administration's security risk program "an Tennessee's youthful governor, Frank G. Ciement, yesterday loosed some scath-, ing blasts at the "Dixon-Yatcs power dea;"' and at the Eisenhower administration's |Republican E^eT^Br---^'^''^!? haiifUing of that comroversial issue at a press conference held 'during his whirl-[carran's successor, stall ? nemo- 'crats say the scat should be filled McCarthy Jury To Change Seven Senators Are Serving By Appointment By JOE HALL . WASHINGTON (Al?) — The "jury" of senators which will convene Nov. 8 to pass on censure of Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) may undergo some changes before there's a showdown vote. The uncertainty of the jury's makeup results from the large number of senators serving temporarily by appointment because of deaths. Nine senators have died in the 83rd Congress, an unusually high number. Hlchcsl Senate authorities said last night the total of 10 appointees—the 10th is Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel (R-Calif), named to succeed Vice President Nixon—was the highest in their memory. At least seven appointed senators could be displaced by successors elected Nov. 2, but it is uncertain in each case whether the elected successors would actually take office before the censure vote. How many new names might go on the Senate roster can't be predicted now because ill nobody knows how long the censure debate will last and (2) different states have v Tying dates for sending their special election winners to Congress. Nov. 23, for example Ls one state's date. Could He EiRhl The number of appointees who , . , could be displaced might increase! 0111 ™ 1 " llc ' He sakl to eight if a special election is held ! "'"responsibly based his charge- in Nevada to fill out the 1951-57 j on " misquotation, term of Sen. Pat McCarran, who ' Secretary of Commerce Weeks died Tuesday. wind visit to BlytheviHe. "I think the Dixon-Yaies deal is one of the most outrageous attempt-s ever made to take advantage of the needs of the peorile and exploit 'heir needs to the \\ine of millions o' do!I&r5 of taxpayers' money," Gov. Clement said in answer 10 reporters" quesions at the Hotel Noble p:e.-5 corift rc-nce. Three Injured in Odd Dual Accident Here addressed a GOP dinner in Kansas City niglit and urged the election of a Republican Congress • instead of taking a chance on those who might scuttle things." and i Weeks said the country, now has Spaak Says France And Allies in Accord LONDON (AP) — France and her eight allies have reached full agreement on a system of controlling West German rearmament, Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak said today. * Spnak made his comment to newsmen in leaving Lancaster U.S. Will Send Expedition To Antarctic Area Navy Will Direct Project to Explore Strategic Region DENVER UP) — President Eisenhower's headquarters announced today the United States will send a small Navy-directed expedition to the Antarctic, an area of great potential strategic importance in the event of war. The announcement said the decision to dispatch an Icebreaker to the southern polar area "is in line with continuing United States Interest In the region." The expedition will set out soon and remain four or five months, the White House said. It added that In addition to mapmaking and collecting scientific data, the exploring party will study supply problems which will fnce a U. S. group to take part In 1057-58 in an international geo- Rcophysics program in the Antarctic. The White House said "no permanent shore bases will be established". The United States so far has re- fruined from slaking any claim to territory in the .south pole area, )ut the importance of the region In the event of a war with Russia long has been under study by military eperts. The Soviet Union, too, has recognized the strategic value of the Antarctic and has .sent one exped- iition there without making a claim to territory. The White House announcement did not say who will lead the Navy expedition and officials on hand iiere were unable to provide that information. Retired Adm. Richard E. Byrd, a veteran Antarctic explorer, has announced he plans to return »ntl there was speculation he will head the expedition. by special election Nov. they've picked a candidate. Brown j"both peace and a steadily incrcas- is the GOP choice if an election Ls ; in^ prosperity." Another cabinet member. Secrc- German Red Reported As Joining West House following . nn afternoon re- strictod session of the nine power conference on freeing and rearming West Germany and linking her In tlie West European defense alliance. Newsmen asked him whether his compromise proposal for controlling German rearmament had been adopted. He replied: "We discussed so much I cannot say what, formula was adopted. But we have nn agreement." Spaak's first plan had called for sharing control of German rearmament by the North Atlantic Tre™y Organization nato) and n new C "ct'' 8eCl SeVe " n ""° n Brussels Lost night. ' however. French Premier Pierre Mendes-Prance unexpectedly rejected this and plunged the conference into crisis nien Spaak. U.S. Secretary of State John Poster Dulles and Lester earson. Canada's foreign min- ster, submitted new plans for solv- Three persons are for treatment of injuries Polio Rafe Reported Down WASHINGTON* .-T —Tile Public Heaith Service says las: years ;:o- :io rate dropped sharply belav. 'Me 1S52 :?cord and :s ?::o*.v:r.2 a slight irnrrovf-mfr.i. this yesr. Issuing a sumry.sry of i"'S3 *'.£- ures or, nctiiabie ci;=o?..-es ve-;-,r- cay, ::ie Kf:ai*h service said there were 35.592 po^:o c.-s-^s :r. ;r.o r.:-::or. ;ha; year cbninsrea with the 5 :n !£52. It listed trie J^r;. l-S-'pt 25 io:al for y£, : .r as 26.347 cs?:s 26.444 for the ^air.e If-5-i period. In I&55, it said, there '.\ere 22.3 pc-iio cases per 100.0CO persons c-:o.j- pared «-;ih 37.2 in 1&52. Clement declared. "It. is contrary w public inieresi and I wish very two automobile accidents. much ;iuu the president would or- involved in both wrecks. rer ir recalled in us entirety." The private vs public power con- Dorothy Perry, daughter ,1 Mr. rrovr-.-.-;.' "v.;ich h;;s mushroomed in ?-nd Mrs. E. L. Perry of Biythe- reeeir. -,vo.i:5 monopolized the half- - ville. received ?. lip laceration and ho;:r quest ion and nr.Siver session lost several front ieeih. in Chitkasawba Hospital today received early this morninn in with one o'f the automobiles even though a successor may h;,ve been elected the previous Novem- Air Force Looks Into Lost Plane po-a-er p^"t st ::; the rsprcsscd h:s approval cf a decision yesterdav by ren. ".Viilisrr. Lar.ger (Rep.. X.D.). chairman of a Senate :r.ves::g.-s::n? the Atomic Energy Cc:;;on"s r.ecotiaiions Mltri the D:xcr.-Yates power combine (Middle South Utuittes Company!, ;o s-.fcn-.:: ;es:irr.ony of the committees r,*ar:r.?5 io tr.e Justice Dtpart- is under treatment broken ribs. C. S. Birmincnam o: 3iy;hsv:lle i> t;:icer observation foiio-.v::]:; treatment for ^cajp lacerations, ^.r.c cut? and bruise:-;. lhai all were doir.e ss v;e!i as could be e>:pec:ec. Tr.e extern o'. M:>.~ N'oc-"> injuries was not kno-o.'n C;=r? driven by Robert D. Johr.=>"on ?.::c Jnc.-: Ei*:o" collided ai the corner of Eighth ar.d Walnut about 1:20 a.m. Hiss Perry was riding in the Johnston car while Miss Noe was ber. ft p licenser in the Elliott car. Most years the question of C. S. Birmingham wan called io b;!e.- A!:er towing Mr. car to :he 500 bloc*: on Wr:I:;\r. r.e noticed some trouble r;r.c .-topped office only until a successor elected and qualifies. Different i be in the best interest That's different from the tenure i our citizens." of elected senators. They serve un- | Humphrey, appearing at a Uni- til the end of the term, when a new versity nf Texas tax institute, os- Congress comes in in January, timated the new tax law. would wrecker. When he stepped ;ro:r. ti.e '.vrt-cker's cr.b. he was s:r;jck oy .111 unidentified automobile. Mr. Elliott's car is a to:-! :-,-.s "vv.-.:!p Mr Johnston's c. ; r r^cer.v;ci Approximately Sl.OOO dr::r..^e. .--'> corcinc to the .iiromoixip s;rf-nc:':5 to which they \vere taken. ap- ! poimees v.-ould make little differ- : ence. because Conure.^.s usu. r ili> •' - U '- (J:! '' J ' goes home before election time and Jon:i?;on's doesn't come bad* until January. Senate authorities say a ?pec:al election victor can be sworn in once the state has certified him as i the winner. In any that wouldn't be until a number of days after the Xov. 2 election. Nov. 23 in N". C. In North Carolina, for ir..=:» the certification date is Nov. 2?,. Thus Sen. Alton A. Lenr.on. now falsely .s n Costing that the aomin-, cal parties fled to West Berlin this istratmn's tax program might not \ week to escape arrest. of all oi i The anti - Communist service, j winch specializes in news and rumors from the Soviet Zone, identified the official as Karl deputy district chairman in the East zone Christian Democratic party. IWE said East zone security po- | lice had ordered Paulsen to report : on a Catholic meeting held last : month in Fulda. West Germany. ! The secret police ordered bis ar! rest after checking other reports ; and finding the: one Pau!.-cn hand- . «..,-,, jjtLino iui SOlV" Ing the deadlock. Concessions Made Mendes - Franco mid German Chuncellor Konrnd Adenauer both made concessions on the key Issue of arms control, informed sources said, and the nine conferees returned for n second restricted session in the afternoon. "Things seem lo be going well," Winlhrop Aldrich, American ambassador to Britain, said at tha wlndup. Dulles. Mendes-France, Adenauer and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden Immediately went into a separate session on the problem of German ' sovereignty. They were expected to announce a declaration of intention of ending the nine-year allied occupation of West Germany. Before the nine-power conference broke up, the ministers took n breather on the large balcony, of Lancaster House overlooking the street. Dulles and Pearson were seen in animated conversation. They were Joined a few minutes later by Dutch Foreign Minister Johan Beycn, Spaak and Luxembourg Premier Joseph Been. Shortly afterward Eden came through the large French windows of the conference room carrying a sheaf of papers. All the Ministers conversed and then returned to the conference room Last night Dulles came up with "dark horse" solution in hope of breaking the deadlock. In general it called for control of German armaments by the proposed enlarged Brussels alliance. Pending its creation armaments control would be in the hands of the occupation powers — Britain, the' United States and France. This morning Dulles had a private talk with Mendes-France. At one point Dulles was reported to have asked testily of the French premier: "Just what are you after —everything?" The ministers then went into a regular session, where Mendes- France's attitude w;is reported "tougher than ever." Eden, who has been in a "peace negotiator" role during much of the conference—which was called Paulsen mainl i' "<• ilis suggestion—then pro' posed the executive session, at cost corporations a net tax m- increase of 664 million dollars this year. one Hairdressers To Meet Here holding a seal by appoinTri;'-:.' but Hairdrej-.sers hi- re will mf-'-t at 8 p. m. Monday at Modtrne Bf-au- ty Shop. Ill North Secor.d, to reorganize a Blytheville unit o{ tjie Arkan^a.s Hairdressers and Cosrno- to!-->Bi,stf. A«.ociation. Mrs. Elah Miles of Hot Spnr.?:-.. pn-.s:dr-!it of the state a.v-'x:iation •A-:Ii be prc.sent. Th*- mc-etiri; will which each minister has only assistant. Informants said at this session Mendes - France yielded on the French definition of what areas np-ir Co' territory would be our of bounds fur manufacture of weapons or mass destruction. m turn. Adf-naller pave his coun- ed in" was false. Friends ""warned lry ' s I )ip<i ? c not <° undertake man- hirn and he slipped into the West- ul; "'»""e of ABC weapons—atomic, ern sector Thursday. IWE said. bacteriological, chemical and pos- IWE reported earlier this week sibl y others. that a ranking official of the East Struvc Hc-nsel. U.S. assistant German Liberal Democratic party secretary of state who was Dulles' also had asked for political asylum adviser at the morning executive in West Berlin, claiming he was session. >.ud afterward "it looks bout to be arrested. He was iden- very guod." Spaak told newsmen tificd Werner Wurche. Sec MCCARTHY on P.-IRC R 'm open to all hairdressers Integration Efforts Bring Violence Weather - ier.i for possible prose- Against Negro pupils attending a cu::or.. Maryland high school yesterday. Should Advise Public and in Delaware pro-segregation Wren s.<ied what he thought forces haiied the removal of Ne- Ticclci re-suit I'rorr. this groe.s from a white school. :r.e goverr.or said, "I have r.o -xZj About 400 while aduivs and teeno: s-r.a; the Justice De- agers staged a demonstration in LOS AXGELES .?—A:r Force fne —eckase of a B24 rr.i;5:r.g wrh 12 men for more than II years. Two couples hunting Indian relics discovered a-.e piar.e vrr«c:-:a«e ar.d nil do. It scattered htimar. bones on Sar. M:?- j-g ; e p>: catv to ioo; _ tel Island. 55 rr.iles_ west of _Sar.:a 2 ,_ d -J;- y adrtse the public of re- threatened. Or.e of them, Leon Barbara. The Air ror« s. V c yes- £ . J ; ii 0 ; „ ;,;;; iTl ~ . ; ,- ; n-,estiga- Tr.ompsor.. H. was hit in the face. ::cn and ?.ppra:s?.l of it." His assailant, 24-year-old Jack 10* he thought the power Zimmerman, later was fined S100. issue axild be resolved,; More Fines r.eni said, "I don't think, Three other men were fined 525 TK-O officers from the Air Ma- anyor.e what is going to hap 'each for disorder!-.- conduct. Some tene! Command at D.iy:ir.. O.. -ave r;-r.. but I thir.:-: m-v-ons of reopl" Negro students were o.cor^eri ;o .-:r.&- vra; 5ho..:d happen om- . siety by police, a minister and z See CLEMENT OB Paje t (teacher. D , THE AS S° CMTE D PRESS i The high school enrolled NC-LTO^S by lawless forces." .pli-shed by September of next vear - oiice action thwarted threats for the first time this year. There [ A group of about 200 citizens ap- : The board said segregation is peared at a district school board being ended with "full public co- meeting in East St. Louis. 111., to operation and acceptance of both protest increased o f • white and Negro pupils, teachers Negroes i n the Centc-rv;i!e Grade and parents." The Topeka board School near East St. Louis. Paul Chilly, spokesman for the are now 36 in an enrollment i.780. j Attendance at the Milford. Del., ! High School returned to normal : after the removal of Negroes. All j except about a third oi the white i was defendant in one of the segre- i cases on which the Supreme terday it eratcr bomber which the Lib- disappeared Asied after leaving Salinas Air Force Bsse co—r-c jciy s, 1943. G( ::;; c teert dispatched :o idsr.;i:>- and return the remains. i , _ .Pupils had been boycotting classes. : group, said about 100 have trar-s- j Court .-jled In May. has a rr.oral Baluniore ana three Negroes leav- , Milford's new school board, re- ferred from an all-Negro school to j Florida sent another sort of brief , into tne deal i..g Southern High School were versing a stand taken by a pre-;the Centerville school, which has : to the court. Atty. Gen. Richard! vious board, decided io remove 11 (had a few Negroes for years. A W. Ervm filed a 243-page dccu- ; Negroes who had beer, assigned to committee named by Chilly meets mem which said Florida's school ; the high school. i with the local school board Monday system would be endangered by 18-Mile Haul j to discuss the protest. an immediate end to segregation It seemed hliely that t.-.ey would j The Topeka, Kan., Board of Edu- or bv "a decree of a period of be sent to an all-Negro school at; cation has filed a brief with the short delay." Dover. 13 miles aw,-.>. In Dover a j U.S. Supreme Court stating that The brief asked for broad powers member of the school board. J. the cr'irt need not issue d>5f-T<- of discretion v~;tod in lo-nl school gation orders for Topeka because , atu ion: ics to determine aflminis- '•>o!ui:o:is are being found." He s;t:d Adenauer made "a great cbn- rt'ssion." It seemed certain that the con- Jeier.ce would carry over until tomorrow. Dulles had planned to ! take a plane for Washington to- nidi! but an American official inrii- ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy to- caied a delay was in the works night and Sunday with widely scat- : following introduction of Dulles' tered. mostly afternoon, thunder- • "dark horie" plan, showers. No important tempera- The Dulles plan reportedly calls ture changes. for the establishment of an agency. MISSOURI —Considerable cloud- under the enlarged seven-nation ir.ess this afternoon, tonight and Brussels alliance, to control Gc-r- Sunday with widely scattered show- man armaments. This, generally, ers or thunderstorms. No decided is what Mendes-France desires, ic-mperature change. j Dulles also is said to have recommended that decisions of this agency be on a two-thirds basis and not a rigid unanimity rule— as the French have sought. The U.S. secretary proposed that Leon TarburMKi. -.alkd I to discuss prevention oi'tenorura | racial integration will be accom-i Iralive procedures. \ Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunrise tomorrow—5:55. Sunset today—5:44. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—74. Precipitation last 24 noura to 7 a.m. today—1.38. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—39. Minimum this morning—(52. Precipitation January 1 to date — 'until the Brussels organization be- I gan functioning, arms control po\v- jers in Germany be in the hands tof the occupying nations—Britain, • the United States and France. During this Interim period, he I See CONFERENCE on Face *

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