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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 164 Blythevtlle Cornier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1954 TWELVK PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS W. Europe Welcomes London Act' Hope for Quick Ratification Of Pact Expressed LONDON (AP) — Western Europe today generally welcomed the momentous decision by the United States and her allies lo free and rearm the 50 million West Germans and weld them solidly within the Atlantic alliance* against aggression. Aside from expected leftist op position, statesmen and newspapers voiced prayerful hopes that the historic "London Act" signed here yesterday by the nine foreign ministers will be put speedily into final treaty form and will win quick approval from the hesitant French Assembly and other member parliaments. Wasting no time, French Premier Pierre Mendes-France and West German Chancellor onrad Adenauer hurried from the conference closing to Paris and Bonn and began organizing their campaigns to win the key ratifications from their deputies. Assembly Called In a surprise move, the French leader called a National Assembly session Thursday afternoon to hear his report on the London meeting. The deputies had been on vacation since their rejection of the European Defense Commu- rfity Pact Aug. 30 set off the chain of crisis events which culminated in yesterday's agreement. Mendes-France was reported "four fifths sure" the Chamber of Deputies would approve the sweeping new plan to rearm West Germany. One high French source said the Premier would stake his government's life on the outcome by making the Assembly vote an issue of confidence, something he refused to do for EDC. Adenauer scheduled a report to his Cabinet today nnd to Parliament tomorrow. None of the parliaments can act, however, until experts incorpora te the London agreements into treaties for signing, probably late this month. Smooth Sailing Seen In the legislatures of the other conference nations—Britain, the United States, Canada, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luem- bourg—the agreements are expected to have smooth sailing. Similar approval Is anticipated from the other six NATO members: Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Iceland and Portugal. The Communists, as anticipated, blasted the parley's outcome. The government-controlled East German radio accused U. S. Secretary of State Dulles of using the stronges,t possible pressure and blackmail on his allies. Adenauer's chief opposition at home, the Socialists, stuck to their theme that Germany should be unified before any alliance with the West. Socialist Chairman Erich Ollenhauer said the London declarations, contain nothing calculated to unify the divided nation. j But the general West European < reaction was summed up by the independent Times of London. Tt that yet has been devised for build- practical and promising scheme termed the agreements the "most security." HOLY LAND DISPLAY TO BE HERE — Salvatore Gauci is seen setting up miniature Holy Land display which will be shown here beginning Sunday in the old Planters Hardware building on Main Street. Proceeds, af- ter expenses will go to Blytheville charitable organizations. The 1 to 5 p.m. and ing brought here display will be open 7 to 11 p.m. r.nd i by Courier News. from be- The 44-foot model of. Palestine weighs several tons and it has 11.5C7 sections. Not just an immobile panorama, the Gauci brothers' creation has animated figures which are operated by thousands of clock and watch mechanisms, miles of piano wire and leather belting. Several hundred tiny electric light bulbs are required to illuminate streets, houses and other buildings in the panorama. Trained in religious matters from the childhood, on the Mediterranean Isle of Malta, Joseph and Salvatore Gauci have made their exhibit of the Holy Land their life work. Figures in the exhibit re-enact the 33 years Jesus was on earth, beginning with the nativity scene at Jerusalem. City-Wide Election Promises Action Only Blytheville's City Clerk — I. Malin — Failed to draw opposition as filing deadline ended Saturday niglil for the Nov. 2 general and municipal election. Last-minute opposition for the rather rare feature of a really actlon- potision cf city attorney and Wf.rd ' " -----Four aldermen brought about the Police Continue Their Search Still No Trace Of Hit and Run Driver of Saturday Blytheville police today packed municipal ballot. Attorney Joh Up Q. W. Coppedge filed against incumbent Charles Lipford for the I Principal features will be a four- Ward Four aldermnnic post nnd ^ay hcrse racing meet-, a free grand- Caruldersvilie's Fair Set to Annual Event Will Get Started V/ednesday Afternoon CARUTPIERSVILLE, — The -nst finmml American Legion Fair will open for a rive - dpy run in Legion piirk here Wednesday. young attorney Bill Stcinsiek ca out against Elbert Johnson, another young Blytheville lawyer who is making his first bid for reelection. A three-man affair is on tap for voters in Ward One. Seeking incumbent Jesse White's .'-eat on City Counicil are the Rev- Harold U. Thompson, Sr., and bull- stand variety show, a large carni- vnl midway, demonstrations. The event will officially get underway with an opening ceremony at the Seventh street Rate at l p. m. Wednesday, at which Miss Betty Sue Ellis, queen of the 1954 fair_ will officciate. James T. Ahem, president of the 1954 NCPC Heads into Second Lap with Picking Tomorrow Pickers Vie For $2,500 in Prize Money The 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest will turn into its final lap tomorrow with the awarding of $2,500 in pn/e money and the selection of a world's champion cotton pick er. Contest sponsors—Blytho\illt s Junior Chamber of Commerce—wore foiled by the weather in their attempt to bring the picking off on Schedule Friday. But the remainder of the bist yet' 1 contest— including dam-i-s nml the beauty pageant—came off Thursday and Friday, Plenty Left There's still plenty left, Contest Chairman Kelley Welch has pointed out. Picking Tuesday will begin at 10 a. m., three hours after registration opens. Contestants will pick for two hours prior to nn air show while is to be staged by Paul Lloyd. Blytht-ville High School band and folk singers will be on hand lor morning entertainment. Rodeo at 1:00 At the Walker park grandstand at 1 o'clock, a western rodeo [jets started. Queen Janice Bo;yle.s will leave tier classrooms at Memphis State long enough to be on hand to honor the winner and mode! Maid of, Cotton wardrobe selections. McDonald Brothers Q u n r t e L . popular spiritual singing group, las been obtained for the grandstand show. Mr. Welch stated. The quartet, .SHII& at. Friday's grancistnnti .show prior to an ad- Iress by Tennessee Governor Frank Clement, principal speaker QUKKN TO RETURN — 1054 National Cotton Picking Contest Queen Junice Bowles will be back in town tomorrow when the national event, unfolds. She is shown above in one, of the Maid of Cotton wardrobe fashions. Queen Jimlm will join local models lu showing the wardrobe at Witlker Park tomorrow. (Courier News Photo) lit the contest. Other ontfTtiiintncnt Is being pl- anntMl by Mr Welch. The winner of the picking contest probably will bo announced around 4 p. in. tomorrow afternoon, bringing to a clone the 15th ultima] contest. Prc.-iK and television coverage of the «vent ]jr«mist!K t,o be heuvy. WHBQ-TV WMCT both arc to have photographers nn hiind iigidn , A national farm publication Us due to have n photographer present to make full color pictures for a future Issue of the magazine. Bareback nnd .saddle brunco riding, calf-roping and bull riding will \ja features of the rodeo, along with the rodeo clowns. ., _ ........ _ .............. ._ ............ der Harold Wright. Mr white a fair's board of directors, said there longtime council member, is also in : has teen more demand this year i presented raCC ' '" Two Americans Seek Asylum in E. Germany BERLIN (AP) — Two American brothers who vanished mysteriously from West Berlin early last month themselves a Communist news conference No Issues? lipd Iheir searrh for the driver of J0die Nabers. one-half of Ward I continued growing interest in ^ d ,!!"".J e ?.'.?'__ f ° r .l h ,!, d "™ , 0f ! Two's aldermanic representation,| annual event." ' the! . the hit-and-run car which was involved in an odd dual wreck on West Walnut Street Early Saturday Chief of Police John Foster said this morning his department so far has found no trace of the driver of the car which struck C. S. Birmingham's wrecker in the 500 block on West Walnut as it was hauling an- j other car away from an earlier col- j in the form of Kemper Burton, Mr. Nabers also running for re-election The fair is an activity of cot County L^ion Post No. 88 Out in Ward Three incumbent | lo financ(! post c!nrit able programs Rupert Crafton,^ another ^Council | and ot her expense. Currently, a portion of the pro- reeds are being used to pay for a new Legion hut constructed a year _ _ ago on the fairgrounds, and to im- JH rst "Indication "of"their "where- prove the grandstand. abouts since West BRr | Jnors rc . 40,000 Attend veteran ,is finding his position [ chftllf-nged by Jimmy Lentz. Thus far. no real issues have emerged in any of the races as candidates have kept mum. "The dream of European u;.Uy is ing a free Europe in peace and said Dulles in a statement Issued started on the road to reality," as he took off from London for Washington. "Built Well" "We have built well for the fu- ] ture of Europe," .said British Foreign Secretary Anihony Eden, the organizer of the conference. See CONFERENCE on I'age 5 hit-and-run phase of the accident, was reported in satisfactory condition at the Chickasawba Hospital this morning. "All we know is that the car is believed to be a grey Plymouth," Chief Foster said. But he added that police were continuing their search. Was Towing' Car Mr. Birmingham's wrecker was towing a 1954 Oldsmobile owned by J Rouen Johnston which was invol- Memphis May Get D-Y Probe MEMPHIS — The probe of v itwii nilltll na _ i , 111VJI - M Wdle South Utilities. Inc., by the ecf in a wrecT with'Tc^-Triven "bv • S ^^!. C Antimon °P oI y subcommiu. * Germany. The men arc William Henry ! Starr, 30, an electrician, and Pcmls- j j amcs starr, 31, nn oil worker, both formerly of We.stvillc. N.J. They had bncn living In Germany more than a year and a half. The brothers were presented at a .specially-called press conference in East Berlin which provided the Independent Cotton Estimate Up Slightly Increases in yields of the 1954 U. S. cotton crop were forecast today by Orvis Brothers and Co., New York cotton brokers who supply crop information. The Oct. 1 figure as relfw.scrl by • out on the morning of Oct. 8 (Fri- The fair annually draws some 40,000 people from four states-Ark- ported they .saw the East German highway patrol arrest them Sept. 7 on the autobahn. WilllaiTi Henry Starr, speaking , for the pair, told correspondents ansas, Tennessee. Kentucky and Missouri. Ahern said new traffic control! they delected hec.-tu.se they "disa- metliods used for the first time last!greed with the ruling clique in the year made it possible to mqye the ' United States" and its policy. lar;;e number of people and automo-1 Feared "Arrest" biles into and out of the fairgrounds j "if we had dared lo say this in more rapidly than ever before. | West Berlin, we would have been The racing meet will open at 1 , arrested nnd brought back to the p. m. Thursday. October 7. There | United States to face trial there," will be five races each afternoon j he said. "We love America and the diploma t.s hat! entered the Four conference in Berlin winter with Intention.-; of wec it. lh<; company .showed a 12.3 million yield coming up. When urv.K n-lonsr.<l its A ri'iiorl, it IIMW.W a 12.01! biilu Official crop osUiiKilc HI tin- Department of Agriculture, l.s Integration Protests O'"iu' by yielrliiiK more 1 in Suptwn- in Orvis' report, attiichps much im- K}i!:ni[:t' to the upcoming U. S. crop . for four days, totaling 20 races. ! American people and will not rc- ' . Purscs will 'total $2,625 w'.th trn- j turn as long as America is gov- ie hit- '*'"' "P rolMbl J'" move to Memphis ra late this week, Sen. Estes Kefauver I n Morris Wins Portrait Title At Memphis Jack Elliott at the time of til ana-run accident. ^ ! He stated he stopped his wreck-^' D " Tcnn> said yesterday. I er in the 50;j slock on Walnut to • e scnalc)r sald subcommittee | turn off the ignition of the Olds- ™ ulEel Sidney Davis had flown i mobile ° ack to Washington after talking i "All I know is that it was a Ply- with several ""identified callers j mouth, probably a 1947-48 or 1949 " 30ut operations of Mississippi ; I model. As I eot" out of my wrecker Pover & L ' eht Co and the Arkan- [ I1 looked up and saw him coming ; sas Pom -' r & Ul!ht Co - ' | and realized he uas going to hi;; Both utilities are owned by Mid- ; I me. I jumped up on the running • dle South, a New Yo: Samuel F . Norris. Blytheville board of my wrecker and the car hit company which is a pi businessman, has received anoih-: my wrecker nhout the left front ure > n 'he Dixon-Yates power er honor in a hobby he took up | fender." Mr. Birmingham said. .group. several years ago. ' Chief Foster said that Officers • Kefauver said he did not work His oil painting won first prize I Bertie Vastbinder and Mervin Gil- \ closely with Davis in interviewing in the portrait division of the Mid-Ills witnessed the hit-and-run acci-i tne potential witnesses and could South Fair in Memphis. i rier.t but were unable to stop the ' n °t identify them or estimate how Titled "The Age of Dignity." the 1 car. phics for the following feature j erneri by this clique." ccs: Farm Bureau Derby, the last He spoke in English and his re- race on Saturday afternoon. October marks were translated into Gcr- 9. ami the Amerinnn Lc;;ion Derby, man by a woman interpreter. the last race on Sunday afternoon, i starl . Ka(d the brothers had been WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of white students demonstrated at two Washington hifjli schools today in protest against the admission of Negroes. About -HJU out of 1,250 students i Court's dc'cis.mu last May holding at Aiiiicoslia high milled acros.s ille -sc^relation is un''ori:.!ituticiiiiil. street from the school, jet-ring and j The ymin^. 1 U-r.s milled itruund booing at plea.s by their principal iouf.side flic iMcKinhry school fouild- to go to classes. The sc were booed as they entered the jcipal, persuaded them to re-fnier ! dines from the one in September," biiihliiu'. More boos went up as other white pupils v;ent to their cl:i:-:.srooins in orderly lashion. "This hitter .sy.,Uin Ins proven to be litr nn ire ;iccur;it.e. and usu- iiljy ettincs Idirly close. "II tJi»i October L'.stiinate i.s higher than the one in Suptcniber, the liiml crop very likely will be evoa linger than She October estimate. "Conversely, the actual produc- classes. UH; for three r|iiarti-r;, ol an hour i ,jcm probably will be smaller than -hool'.s 43 Negro sUHM'nt:, j until Dr. Charles E. Jlhih. the prill- the October estimate if it itself de- Oct. 10. W. D. Denton nea oy Alia- i m* i ork holding IPflC^pC /lu//7V trinnipal tig- ' ««?J5JJ nTf'JY At Age of 73 ', many there were. portrait is of a 96-year-old woman. | Two persons. Miss Mary Noe and j Middle South and the Southern With a white shawl draped about j Miss Dorothy perry, were injured i Co. form the Dixon-Yate-s combine her shoulders, she is seated^ m a j in the accident at Eighth and Wai- I now negotiating with the Atomic Energy Commission to build a, 107- LUXORA - Walter D. Denwn. At McKmley hl^li, nbout 150 brjy.s ;md nirl.s statjcfi ;i .similar dcinon- | Mnititm but were persuaded to ! enter the building ;ind .-Uii'-je their [protest meeting in a cla^.rrmm. j Thf McKinley hiL-h mretnm lat'-r >" il * I broke up in t;onfmiun, with :,ome| t: ''" I student:-, apparently v.';ilkur r nut <m ,' -'*' ; j.strike and others u^rr- ,nt; lo let | J 1 ''" U rominit.fff <li.srn,<:s th.. .situation I with trie jirmripnl. I-'Irst Trouble It wn. 1 the first SIKH of I rouble i , ov-r the L.MIC in tin- nation'. 1 ; rap- j had blasted the London nine-power j (lal( whjch has m , xcd v;h|U; , md I conference and alleged American j rf> iSludcntK - h , s vcar for the ! espionage activities in East Gcr-i fir;;t Ujn(i r , ; ,,. , ;.,. Pro.Md'.'nt le.'icicr.s lir.ve said ih^y liopeil the di.slnct'.s plfin for ending racial .'iOi-'ret^jition v/oukl become ;i model for iictirjn under tbe Supreme i working in the electrical equip! ment field, had been in Europe j about two years and bad repent the ' last year in West Berlin. j East German government pre.s.s : chief Fritz Eeyling cut ."hort quc-.s- | tions from newsmen, claiming the press conference had bei-n called i for other matters. Beylina: eiirlier -hotjl ., y -s, ;ind liiiit;hiiif;." | lcy lii^,h, ;i vocjitloiml I in norlh'-;ts!. Wii.sluntifon. ! fiirolliiifnt ol ;tuoiil. 400 No i.; n---y. iinr] (Jfjfj white pupils. The , .-ca once v/u;-. ;i f;i:-,hiniial)ic rfrsi- (i ' j n I i;i I .section, but Negroes h:tvc: Iv-i-n tdfiviii'^ uilo it in incrr'.v-mu niiinb*;i'.s in inui't: recent yrnrs. ribs and possible internal injuries Ker condition was reported as "fair" this morning. high back chair with hands folded | nut and are hospitalized in her lap. The subject i? the' asawha Hospital. Miss I erry suf-: milUon-dollar po*.ver plant at West mother of J. Albert Endcrlin ofj f p reci lip and moui h injuries and ! Memphis, Ark, Water Valley. Miss., and who for- ...... t merly resided in Blytheville. The portrait is being displayed in the Woman's Building of the MidSouth Fair, along with other winners. Entries in the art division for amateur painters was unusually heavy this year, according to those in charge. Mr. Norris entered only the one painting in this contest. He previously has had .paintings displayed at Brooks Art Memorial Gallery and at Hotel Peabody during National Art Week, and has won a number of blue ribbons at the Arkansas District Fair here. He also has painted portraits of a number of Blytheville people. He studies with Sergei Bongart, Memphis artist and teacher who ir ' j was reported as "better" this morn-1 The controversial plant would , ri ! * n S- : furnish power to the Tennessee Miss Noe suffered several broken ; Valley Authority to reph.ee TVA ; ,_„......__ electricilv SW i tcned to lhe AEC's ; Paducah, Ky., atomic installations. j Kefauver flew to Oregon, where he was scheduled to speak in behalf of the Democratic campaign. He returas to Washington tomorrow when the subcommittee, of which he is a member, resumes its hearing. Woman Freed After Hearing CARUTHERSVILLE — Maggie Covingion, Caruthersville Negro woman, was released Friday from a charge of first degree murder j 5,000 See Suicide in a preliminary hearing before! NEW YORK Magistrate Court here. A 66-year-old j woman, believed to be the widow Henry Walker of Kennettjof a naval officer, jumped seven ,.. _.,,,_ . . ruled the:-e was insufficient evi-1 stories ear iy today many. American officials couM furnish pioneer Luxora resident and mail; m t ] e information about the past carrier ,d:ed at the Osceola Mem- | history of the Starrs or their aclivi- orial Hospital in Osceola last night i tiwi since they arrived in Germany following a heart attack Feb< 2 - I953 He was 73. Car f ' 0 " mi „ 'At the time of their reported He was born in Luxora and had lived there all his life. He had been . a mail carrier in Luxora for the { , in amo dca , past 3C years and prior to that had .- arre . sl - thcy wcrc cirjvinR a car tl) had remcd from a Wcsl Bcr . engaged in farming. Two days later, a mysterious ! phone call advised the dealer the \ Funeral services will be conduct-| car would be found parked on a cd at the First Baptist Church in ! West Berlin street and that the Luxora at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow by : firm could keep the 200 marks the Rev. James Riherd assisted by! ($48, i e ft as a deposit. The dealer the Rev. W. L. Diggs and the Rev. j recovered the car at the spot. John Seaton, American authorities made sev- Burial will be in Luxora's Cal-' eral inquiries to the Russians in came to Memphis several years jdence presented to hold the charge j before a gaspinp crowd of 5,0001 Richard Thomas, Harry L! Scott. .go from Europe. lover to Circuit Court, (near Tinies Square. Berlin on the whereabouts of trie brothers but got no answer. The brothers appeared at the E,\st Berlin news conference neatly attired in dark suits. Western newsmen noted they appeared pah, but otherwise in apparent good health. An East German official, Deputy Cabinet Minister Albert Norden, . ,.,.j -, . | reported the brothers told Soviet 1 Frank Scott and Sam Meadows, 'zone authorities that American houn Cemetery with National Funeral Home of Memphis in charee. He is survived by his wife, Mrs, Bessie Hayes Denton, of Luxora; two sisters. Mrs. F. M. Bonds or Luxora and Mrs. Ora Hill of Memphis; and one brother, William Denton, of Luxora. Pallbearers will be L. K. Collier, Leslie Hill. Olie Hill, W. E. Head, Decrease Noted In Pol! Taxes When the November 2 Rfrni-ral plecMon roll around 13.674 people in Mississippi County will be f]»;i]ilif;d voters, according t/> information from the county clerk's office. Tho.se who paid poll taxes before the Oct. 2 deadline are qualified lo vote in all elections until Oct. 2, 1955. ConvictNabbed For Hayti Theft Missouri Pen Escapee | Apprehended in Cape ; Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks and Taps Both I'lav \Vliltcliiircn Tills \Vci-k . . (iaint- and Fish Nev.s . . . Sports . . . |iai;rs X and !!... . . . 'raft's Voice .Still Echoes in Oliin . . . One of Serii-s on Key Cimnri-ssioiial Campaigns . . I" Be 3 . . . Tin- Future of Fill!, Jr. . . . Kclitiirials.. .pa;;e 1... Weather CAfUJTHERSVILLE - Luther: Jfick:-;on, Negro, an e,sc;ipee from \ Missouri State Penitentiary at Jef- AKKANSAK — Partly cloudy this , ...ternoon, tonight and Tuesday fer.son City, was being held at ; v , lth Wldely .scattered mostly aftor- ICape Girardcau today after his; noon thuntiershowers; no important arrest there Saturday in a car! temperature chant;e-s. stolon from Hayti Friday evening. ! MI f' )nl ! ~ Clol ' d - v , throu S h , , * " i TuMlay wun scattered showers or Jackson was apprehended by i thu.uiprslorms west and north this Cape Oirardean city police late j afternoon and over most of state Friday niRht on n charee of dnv- j toniRlu and Tuesday: colder north" Ine while intoxicated. Officers then | tonight and over north and central discovered that he was in posses- j Tuesday. sion of a driver's license issued to Mr.i. F. M. Campbell of Hayti. A phone call to Mrs. Campbell Tula! tax receipts issued this j verified the theft of the car Friday year arc 450 less than the 14,124 last year. North Mississippi County issued 8.305 tins year which Is 281 less than 195:! total of 8,580. Decrease in South Mississippi County was recorded at 169 less than the 19M total of 5.538 as compared to this year's 5,309. '• and plans were made to return the car and to turn Jackson over lo Pemiscot County authorities. But before he could be moved, it was learned that he hud escaped from the penitentiary. Prison authorities were to transport him from Cnpe Glrnrdcau back to Jefferson City today. Sunday—73. M,txl:num d;iturduy-~ftS. Miiiimu mtljis morning—70. .Maximum yesterday—Pll. .Sunrise toinonow—5:58. Hunsfti today—5;-10. Mean tcmpcrnlurL 1 ( mttiw.iy between huh and !o\v~8l 5. I'reclpiMtion t.ist 43 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 W this date — 2731. This Date Lut Tear Maximum yesterday— Qt. Minimum this morning—04 Precipitation January 1 to date —

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