The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1955 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 27, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 183 Blythcville Courier lilytheville Dally News Blythevllla Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Tax-Exempt Groups Get Re-Check IRS Examining Organizations' Tax-Free Status By FRANK O'BKIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is examining "at least the more controversial" cases among more than 32,000 organizations it lists as tax-free. This was learned today from an informed source in contact with revenue service headquarters. Revenue service officials and their Treasury superiors said they couKi not discuss the matter at this time. However, it was learned tax officials are giving increasing con 'sideration to the question of what yardstick to apply to an organization with possible political interests when it asks for tax-exempt status. Whether this will result in wholesale review of al l . past exemptions is not yet decided, according to available information. Secrecy Curtain Meanwhile, it also was reported that the Justice Department has told the Treasury 7 it should get authority from Congress before carrying out a long-rumored plan to open to public inspection documents filed by organizations to which revenue service grants tax exemption. The federal government accords tax-free .status to religious, educa r-nal and charitable organizations. A person familiar with the plan said removing the secrecy curtain from tax exemption applications and tax returns of such organizations would ••>(>•' their aims, back ers and details of their finances. The Internal Revenue Service recently revoked tax-free privileges involving two controversial organizations—the American Institute ofj Pacific Relations and For America. The IPR was investigated by the. Senate Internal Security subcommittee in 1951-1952. Afterward, the! Senate group said in a report the! IPR had been infiltrated by Com-! munists and that its activities hadj adversely affected the interests of the United States. This was denied ••;• officials of the IPR, who describe their organization as a nonpnrtisan institution for scholarly research and discussion of Far Eastern problems. The service also recently denied contributors to For America th.' right to deduct such contributions for income tax purposes. For America describes itself as a nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonpartisan organization dedicated to alerting public opinion to what it con- sders dangers this country faces It is headed by Clarence Manion. former dean of the Notre Dame Law School, and by Gen. Robert E. Wood of Chicago. U. S. 61 Claims Another Life By H. L. YEAGER (Courier News Correspondent) STEELE—Death continued to vide pemiscot County's highways yesterdayhvhen it claimed its sixth traffic victim of the week. Dead was Irma Brown, 40, Negro, who was killed instantly about 5:50 p.m. when the car driven by her husband. Manual, attempted to cross U. S. 61 in front of an approaching freight truck. The crash occurred at the intersection of the business route of 61 where it crosses the new US 61. one mile out o£ town. Manuel Brown, 43, was given a 50-50 chance to survive. Clementine Brown, his stepdaughter, suffered serious internal injuries, and Sylvestine Williams, grand daughter of Brown, was less seriously injured as was R. C. Clay, 18, another passenger in the Brown car. Earl John Shott of St. Louis was driver of the truck, preliminary examination showed him to be uninjured. Brown said he stopped at the intersection and preceded only after his stepdaughter told him to "go ahead." Shott stated that the Brown car suddenly pulled into the highway in front of him. Front door of the Brown car had to be torn off to remove the body of Irma Brown. The Browns reside on the Isaac Smith farm near Maplewood, about three miles from the scene of the accident. They were returning from a trip to Steele for supplies after picking cotton during the day. Brown said he and his wife had about "ten children, from large to small." State Patrolman E. A. Moore investigated and was assisted by Bill Stanfield, Steele night watchman. (Photo by Yeager) Chamber Lists 24 Nominees A five-man Chamber of Commerce nominating committee has nominated 24 Blytheville business men for two-year terms on the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. according to Jada McGuire, Chamber manager. Ike Begins Drafting State of Union Report DENVER (AP) By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITII President Eisenhower called two aides to his hospital room today try, said he thinks the Eisenhower administration will dismiss Benson as agriculture secretary next year in an effort "to save face" with the farmers. nominees to two-year terms on the Chamber's Board of Directors in an election next month \vhen ballots are distributed to chamber members. The 12 men elected will serve on the board through 1056 and 1951. The nominees are J. A. Bryant, Hugh Caffey. W. R. Campbell, T. ^'M! Negroes Disclaim Political Activity Two Negroes, who said they represent the Colored Ministerial Alliance in Bl.vtheville, today disclaimed any credit for fostering a . hand bill which attacks the admin- H. ° Chapman, Walter Dny, Foy I isiralion of Mayor E. R. Jackson. Etchieson. Oscar Fcndlcr. R. A. Get- | m a statement signed "The Mintle, Joe Greeson. Dr. J. C. Guard. | isterial Alliance and Colored Citi- Hank Haines, Riiey B. Jones; jzcns of Blythevillc." the group states Clyde Kapp. W. R. Lawshe. E. R j it is having nothing to do with M:\son Johnny Marr. Harvey Mor- | "mud throwing.'' ris. E. A. Porter. Josh Pruitt. Riley "Whoever is fleeted to various of- R.'cjuick. Gilbert L. Sniythe. Har-; flees, we only hope they will be a old Sudburv, S. E. Tune and Eric i friend to us ail," the statement con- Whitley. " 'eludes. Manila Man Killed Instantly When Hit by Picker's Hopper MANILA — A 45-year-old Manila man was killed instantly yesterday afternoon while working on a mechanical cotton picker north of Manila. James Edgar Wright was killed when his head and neck were crushed by the hopper of a cotton picker, Coroner E. M. Holt saici. The accident apparently occurred about 1 p.m.. shortly after Wright returned to work from lunch, Holt said. Wright was operating the cotton picker on the farm of Odell Holsclaw. His body, pinned between the basket and the tractor engine, was found by Holsclaw and Willie Cathey when they went to the field about 3:30 to see how he was getting along, Holt said. Reconstructing the accident, Holt said Wright apparently had stopped the picker to work on the motor. He apparently lifted the basket by the hydraulic lift and crawled back over the tractor and under the basket which contained about 600 poutxit at cotton. In doing so. Holt said, he apparently tripped the hydraulic lever with his foot, causing the basket to fall on his head and neck, crushing his jaw and, strangling him. Funeral arrangements i are incomplete pending arrival of relatives. Wright was the son of the late R. T. (Kid) Wright, former Manila constable. Survivors include his mothd', Ms. Belle Wright of Manila; his wife, Mrs. Lucy Wright; three sons, J. E. Wright Jr., of .Detroit. Bethel Wayne and Eugene Wright of Marked Tree; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Moody and Miss Ma- cicl Wrfght of Trnmnnn. Rebecca and Mnrcclle Wright of Manila; two brothers, Floyd Wright of Manila, Lonnic Wright of Pearln. Ill ; and four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Harris and Mrs. Mary Cullen of Manila, Mrs. Katy Harrison of Cardwell and Mrs. George Grable. Howard Funeral Service of Manila ia in charge. Long A Foe A member ol me Agriculture Committee, he has long criticized Benson and the administration's flexible price support program for farm goods. Johnston said hat even if it cost, five billion dollars a year, it would be better to return to the Democratic-sponsored high price support system than let farmers "go under" as he said is happening to them now. To Stay In Capital Benson announced aner a White House conference . .yesterday that he will remain in Washington next month "to direct the continuing preparation of recommendations to Congress designed to strengthen, improve and reiine the present agricultural program." Vice President Nixon was understood to have been at the White House at the same time as Benson, leading to speculation that Nixon hat. a hand in Benson's change of plans. Benson had said less than two weeks ago he still expected to go on a European tour next month in an effort to promote U. S. farm exports. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS; Clear to partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon and tonight; Friday partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers; cooler-Friday afternoon. High tills afternoon upper 70s; low tonight low to mid 40s, MISSOURI—Increasing cloudiness this afternoon and tonigh with mild temperatures; partly cloudy with showers or thunderstorms Friday; considerably cooler west and north Friday low tonight 50s southeast to 60 northwest; high Friday 60s northwest to around 80 southeast. Maximum yesterday—81. Minimum thin morning—41. Sunrise tomorrow—6:17. Sunset today—5:12. Mean temperature—61. Precipitation 24 hours (7 n.m, to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation .inn. 1 to dnte—42.98 This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—73. Minimum Ui'.i morning—60. Precipitation J»n. l to d»te—31,40, he is eager get the ball rolling on a preliminary draft. For his first conference looking toward that draft, he called in retired Mej. Gen. Wilton B. Per- for a start on the January State of the Union message outlining his legislative program to The recuperating President quite likely won't, be back at his White House desk on a real working basis until about the time the annual message goes to the lawmakers. __ ° .- * But associates say 1 Benson Under Fresh Fire from Democrats By .IOHX CHAIMVICK WASHINGTON (AP)—Secretary of Agriculture Benson came under fresh fire today as he abandoned plans for a European tour in order to work on farm program recommendations to Congress next year. Sen. Olin D. Johnston iD-SCi, "I haven't found one farmer in picturing Benson, as unpopular! South Carolina who is for Benson." with farmers throughout the conn- the senator said in an interview. Soviet, West Chiefs Open Geneva Talks German Unity, European Peace Tops on Agenda By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER* GENEVA (AP) — Russia and the Western powers opened another historic, and not too hopeful, conference here today to see whether they can agree upon a formula for unifying | Germany and securing permanent peace in Europe. Foreign ministers of the Big* Pour nations settled down to work in the council room of the Palace of Nations at 4:13 p.m. Secretary of State John Foster Pulles, Foreign Secretary Harold MacmiHan of Britain and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay had agreed beforehand to press Russia's V. M. Molotov to accept German unity on Western terms. They were prepared to confront the Soviet diplomatic chief with a two-part program, offering to guarantee Russia against German aggression in future if Russia will agree to merge East and West Germany through nationwide free elections. The Western ministers are convinced a free German vote would be overwhelmingly anti- Communist. Wants NATO Killed Barring a reversal of established Soviet policy, Molotov was expected to insist that before Germany cun be unified new conditions must be created in Europe by abolishing the North Atlantic Alliance and building: up a new European wide security system. But looming before the foreign ministers—although not taken Into account in preconference planning —was the fear that Middle East tensions would flare into full-scale shooting war. New frontier clashes between Israel and Egypt have heightened these fears, as did recent shipments of Communist arms to Egypt from Czechoslovakia. Officials in Washington today described the Middle East as the most critical theater in the cold war. State Department spokesmen said that ^American Officials Say Middle East Is Most Critical Area By JOHN SCAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Top American officials said today the Middle East has become the most critical theater of I the worldwide coid war. Two More Ballots Fail to Settle UN Council Seat Fight By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)—The U. N. Assembly failed to break its deadlock over a hotly contested Security Council seat today as it resumed voting after a week's recess. sons, who is in charge of White House liaison with members of | ister Congress, and Kevn McKann his chief speech writer. They will get his ideas on the legislative program at a brief neeling'. then return to Washington to begin actual writing of the message. Aides said it still is too early to tell whether Eisenhower will be sage in person. The Presiden's recovery has progressed to a, point where he now is doing more and more unassisted walking from his bed to an easy chair and back again in his room at Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Will Carry GOP Banner It wasn't until last night that anyone really close to the President ventured to discuss in public the possibility that h t may not be candidate next year. Addressing a Republican rally in his home Uew Jersey county of Somerset, Benrard M- Shanley, Eisenhower's appointment secretary and former special counsel, said the President "knows he will get well." Shanley then went on to say that "no matter what the president's decision in 1956 is—whether he will carry the Republican banner or not—certainly all our people will accept "at decision." Shanley conferred briefly with Eisenhower at the hospital tost See IKK nn PIIRP H Audio-Visual Course Begins A course in audio-visual aids, which is being sponsored by Arkansas State College, will begin in Blytheville Junior High School tonight at 7 o'clock. The course is open to teachers, church workers and anyone else they had new information Soviet bloc sources have made several approaches to Israel about supplying arms to Israeli forces. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Harold. Macmillan and French Foreign. Minister Antoine Pinny were expected to protest to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov about the arms being sent to Egypt since they deem the Russian govern-, ment responsible. To Make Protest Israeli Premier Moshe Sharett headed here from Paris to make his own protest lo Molotov and to press for Western arms and protection for Israel. He conferred in Paris yesterday With Dulles and Macmillan. These two and Pinay were reported to have decided against, See BIG FOUR on Page 6 Election Clerks, Judges Named Five Communities Due to Vote On Officials Nov. 8 Mississippi County's Election Commission today released listings of clerks and Judges for the Nov. 8 election. Hours of voting will be 8 a.m until 6:30 Jesse Taylor, commission chairman, announced. Here is the roster of clerks and judges. Dell Judges — E. M. Woodard, L. M. Moody. ^. F. Brcnvntee; alternates— Henry Goza. Billy Keener, E. W. Noland; Clerks — H. R. Crawford, Noble Gill; alternates—James Tidwell, F. W. Fesmire. liiixora Judges—C. B. Wood. W. L. Hanna, R. H. Hottck; alternates—J. M. Majors. J. L. Falnm?an. R. C. Langston; CliTks-H. E. Stanford. W. P. Eiilis; alternaies-J. R. Gathings. f^" 1 lwo m °' e ° al ° * Today's initial ballot was the 10th since the Assembly first tangled two weeks ago over the ieat Which formerly had been held by eastern European countries. The candidates for the seat are the Philippines, backed by the United S tales! and Yugoslavia, supported by Russia and the British Commonwealth countries. The vote on the loth ballot was 30 for the Philippines and 24 for Yugoslavia. Three delegates were absent and three abstained. To be elected a candidate must receive two-thirds of all the votes cast. llth Ballot Failed The 1Kb ballot was unrestricted that is not limited to the Philip' pines and Yugoslavia. It failed, however, to produce any significant change. The vote was: Philippines 30, Yugoslavia 25. India 1 On the 12th ballot, also unrestricted, the Philippines received 32 votes, Yugoslavia 24 and India 2. Britain's Sir Pierson Dison then proposed that the Assembly postpone further voting- for 10 days. U.S. delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. opposed this and suggested that Phillip George. Keiser Judges—H. p. uunnivan. coleman Crews, H. H. Spain; alternates—H. M. Brock. Gayden Jernigan, E. W. Watson; Clerks.—W. M. Taylor, Jr., Ray Langston; alternates — W. T. Crews Jack Zook. Bl.vtheville, Ward I, Seay Motor Judges — Bob Copeland, Harold Wright, Fred Rutherford; alternates —T. R. Bailey. James Barksdale, C. See ELECTION nil Page 6 interested in audio-visual training, the second visit. Napier Cleared Of Manslaughter CARUTHERSVILLE — W a r r e n I Napier, Bragg City grocer, was freed | from a manslaughter charce yester- ' day after preliminary hearing before Magistrate H. C. Walker of Kennett. The grocer has been granted a change of venue from Judge Sam Corbett of Caruthersville. He was charged -'i" 1 the P jitol slaying of Robert Holmes. 24, of Bragg City, after an argument over change. Mrs. Napier told the court that she had given Holmes change from two dollars on Oct. II and that he camo back later the Same day and demanded change from five dollars, which he said he had given her. Officers reported witnesses said that Holmes made a grab at money in the cash register, while Mrs. Napier had it open, and that Napier fired one shot. Napier took the witness stand and claimed that he thought Holmes was about to grab his wife. Half a dozen customers were in the store at the time of the Incident and they said that Holmes had his right hand in his pocket, as if he had a weapon there, throughout Council Race Set In Osceola Unlisted as an aldennanic contest in Osceola is a Ward Three fight between D. N. iPee Weei Morris and C. W. Watson. These informants said Russia and its Communist allies undoubtedly plan to stop up pressure in the months ahead, mainly by channeling weapons to Arab countries such as Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Also expected are new Soviet offers of economic aid. Diplomatic icials said it was extremely unlikely the Soviets would heed Western plas to stop arms shipments to prevent a potentially disastrous Arab-Israeli arms race. Approached Israel In fact, there was some evidence the Russians might be trying to nent trouble by spurring on both sides. The State Department said yesterday it had new information ,hat "approaches have been made ay Soviet bloc sources to Israeli representatives," apparently with the idea of supplying war gear to the Jewish state too. No Concrete Program The Western Allies appear to have no concrete program for countering the Soviet moves. The State Department is reported to feel its main role—for the present, .t least—is to watch developments carefully while urging all concerned to remain calm. Home top U.S. officials, however, are known to believe such a wait- and-see policy will be insufficient to meet the Russian challenge. They believe urgent priority Attention should be given to the Middle East, perhaps in the shape of stepped-up American aid to Arab nations for irrigation and other development projects. CAA Approves Airport Site Mayor Informed Of Group's Decision The Assembly voted 21-18 in favor of Dixon's proposal and the meeting was adjourned. Fifteen countries abstained. The Soviet of the postponement. llth Hour Moves The Russians took llth hour measures to strengthen Yugoslav's bid for the seat. As the General Assembly prepared for the new round of ballot- Civil Aeronautics Administration has approved the site recommended by Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Committee which is working for establishing of a Municipal Airport here. Mayor E. R. Jackson today said he has been advised .by William Johnson Jr., district CAA engineer in Oklahoma City, that the Armorel Site is acceptable to CAA for a Blytheville airport. Johnson and Ralph Lee met with mg, C R«ssia"circu I iate'd'wk"rnTngTthat,! the Chamber's Aviation Committee the outcome would test the "Geneva (Oct. 12 and 13 to mspcct the area, spirit" on tlie opening day of the Jackson said that Johnson, in his crucial Big Four talks. letter received here today, said CAA In an unusual step, the Soviet dele-! is especially anxious that Blythe- gUion circulated an article from the j vine's new municipal airport is sit- Communist party newspaper prava- I uated so it may be expanded for da charging the United States «thU»-"ne feeder, service facilities, exerting "crude .pressures" in push- ! He said CAA will prepare a master Morris pointed out today that ling an Asian power for a seat the S plan for determining the amount of he had filed against Watson in | Soviet claims belongs to an East ' area required for a city landing faci- the municipal election of Nov. 8. European power. I lit.y. ^_ Relatives Seek Lad's Whereabouts A two-stnte search was on today for a 15-year-old Blytheville lad who relatives say hns been missinR from his .home here since Monday nitiht,. Gerald Yonngblood left his '.•nine at 816 Dixie at 7 p.m. Monday presumably to visit a playmate. He has not been seen since. The youth's brother, Allen Youngblood, notified the Courier News of the youth's disappearance yesterday Afternoon. He said he has talked with police in Blytheville. Little R~-k and Nrrth but has heard nothing of his brother. He described the Youngblood boy as being 15 years old, five feet tall and weighing 110 pounds. He Is of slender build nnd has an inch-long scar on his left cheek. At the time of his disappearance, Gerald was wearing blue jeans, a gray and yellow shirt, n reversible Jacket blue on one side with small white check on the other, and brown high-top work shoes. Allen Youngblood snld his brother could have gone to visit a friend In Joplin, Mo., or relatives In North j little Rock, Flue Blufl or Morrllton. UDC DIVISION OFFICERS — An election of officers this morning concluded the Arkansas Division of United Daughters of Confederacy Convention which has been held here this week. Pictured are four of the ten division officers elected today. They are (left to right) Mrs. Thomas Dodson, Batesvlllc, first vice-president; Mrs. Ellis Enst, Marked Tree, president: Mrs. James Fall, West Memphis, corresponding Secretary, and Mist Mnmie Evins of Little Rock, second vice-president. Those officers not pictured are Mrs. J. R. Dickey, Little Rock, third vice-president; Mrs. Jesse Montgomery, Marlanna, recording secretary; Miss Nina Oats, Port Smith, treasurer; Mrs. Loy England, Magnolia, registrar; Mrs. Eunice Walker, Van Buren, historian, and Mrs. Margaret I,ee, Little Rock, recorder of crosses. (Courlw Newi Photo)

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