The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 5, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 165 Blytbeville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1954 TEN PACKS Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS New York Harbor Tied Up by Strike Of Longshoremen Wage Dispute Becalms Huge Port for 2nd Time In 6 Months NEW YORK (AP) — A strike by longshoremen in a wage dispute today tied up the world's largest and busiest port for the second time in six months. Tugboats still were operating senting steamship lines and steve- and big liners were able to dock, but there was nobody {o unload the cargoes. There was no immediate prospect of a settlement between the International Longshoremen* Assn. an independent union, and the New York Shipping Assn., repre- doring firms. Aid Planned Baltimore and other East Coast ports, laid plans to handle cargoes expected to be diverted from New York as they were during a 29-day walkout last March and April. The American Export Liner Independence, first large ship to arrive since the strike started last midnight, berthed without difficulty at Pier 84, Hudson River and 44th Street. Tugs nosed her to the piei where, non-longshore em- ployes of the company handled the lines and the passengers' luggage. The Cunard Liner Queen Mary docked later in a similar manner, John P. Oehnn, vice president of the American Export Line, arriving on the Independence from a Mediterranean vacation, told newsmen a long strike would mean permanent loss of port business. Police, mounted and on foot, patrolled the waterfront. 159 Piers Hit All 159 p;ers along the port's 350-mile wwaterfront except military docks in Brooklyn and Staten Island appeared to be hit by the strike. Strikers, wearing hastily- scribbled sandwich signs reading, •'ILA officially on strike," picketed all piers at which ships were berthed, with the exception of military piers exempted from the strike. The Hudson River piers, where most luxury liners dock, are usually manned by the ILA's big Local 824. This local was the first to report a unanimous vote last night in favor of a strike, rejecting an employers' contract offer. i Report of a similar vote quickly followed from Anthony (Tough | Tony i Ana:;las\a, boss oi Brooklyn j locals with 2,500 dock worker grade, is expected to make possi- I members. Other locals throughout ble the closing of the last gap in lne nuge port quickly fell in line the Western defense fine acros-; [ , ln[i xno rUy before midnight ILA southeastern Europe. Although both j president William V. Bradley unitary and Yugoslavia are strongly | noull(;e d thai 13 locals had followed anti-Russian, they had refused to me un ion's wage scale committee Yugoslavia, Italy Sign Trieste Pact Long, Bitter Dispute Finally Is Settled By STAN SWINTON ROME (AP) — Italy and Yugoslavia formally settled their bitter nine-year dispute ove;- the Trieste free territory today and agreed on its division between them. The division virtually coincides with the occupation boundarier established in 1945, with Italy getting the key Adriatic port of Trieste and Yugoslavia retaining the zone she has occupied since World War II. The settlement, signed in London at noon today and announced simultaneously in Rome and Bel- cooperate militarily in the past because of their rivalry over Trieste. Balkan Alliance Next? The next step may be inclusion of Italy in the Balkan antiaggres- sion alliance Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey signed in August. The agreement wa.s a triumph for U.S.-British diplomacy, which prodded the two Adriatic Sea neighbors through long negotiations in London, Washington, New York, Rome and Belgrade. The two nations' ambassadors to Britain, Manlio Brosio of Italy and Vladimir Velebit. signed the accord in the British capital. It was there that the agreement was drafted into its final form. "A great day for Italy," said Premier Mario Scelba as he told his Cabinet formally of the agreement this morning. "I am Very happy, h"e added. "FN WE ARE going back into Trieste." Shortly after the Cabinet approved the agreement and instructed Brosio to sign it. Trieste itself went on a flag waving anthem singing holiday. About 4.000 Triestini of all ages gathered in Piazza Del Unita (Unity Square) to hear announcement of the settlement. The people were in high, good humor. 3 Italy Calm At midmorning, Italy was taking the news of the agreement calmly, despite Fascist and Ci munist opposition to lhe settlement. Extraordinary police forces were on duty in Rome, Trieste and all major cities. , The Fascists oppose the compromise because Italy doesn't get all the territory. The Reds are against it Moscow- is. Under the agreement: \. The port oi Trieste and the Sec TRIESTE on Page 3 I lhl recommendation dissenting vote. without a single Mrs. Miller ToHeadB.H.A. New Group Holds Its First Meeting Mrs. Clair Miller Was elected president of Blytheville Hairdressers Association at the organizational meetine held last night at Modern Beauty Shop. Others elected and Installed were Mrs Jnnie Ross, first vice-president; Mrs. Dee Mclllwaln. second vice-president; Mrs. Ophelia Boyd. secretary; Mrs. Charlie Johnson treasurer. Mrs. Elan Miles of Hot Springs, state president of the association, installed the ofiicers at the meeting attended by some 25 persons. Guests at the meeting was Mrs. Iris Belcher, of Little Rock, state vice-president, and three representatives of the Tennessee Hairdresser's AssociaUon. Giving a demonstration before the ^ronp was Fredrick, television hair stylist of Memphis. Regular meeting night was set as the first Monday in each month "cut w hiie plans were discussed for send'<""• Img representatives to the state con- i v ention in uittle Rock Oct. 30 through Nov. I. Air Force jens New Office Here Twelve Leave For Induction Into Army Twelve men left from Mississippi County for induction, into the armed forces tociny. according to Rosie Saliba, Mississippi county draft \JPeflS /VSW The quota was for 15 mm of»hich. H reported, three transferred to other boards, one failed to -eport and one transferred here !rom another board. Fourteen of the men The Air Force today completed! were volunteers. arrangements for opening a per-i The next call will be for 25 men manent recruiting station t in Blytheville. M/Sgt. J. W. Blaylock has been named as head of the office which vv'ill open tomorrow on second floor o! City Hall. Sergeant Blaylock is making Blytheville his permanent residence and plans lo buy a home here. Even with reactivation of Blytheville Air Force Base, he said, the office In City Hall will remain open. Normally. Sergeant Blaylock will maintain 8 to 5 office hours. on Oct. 11 for physical examinations. Thos.e leaving today were: Walter T. Duncan and Columbus C. Richmond, both of Dycss; Waylen E. Jobe of St. Louis; Albert B. Fairfield, Richard H. Daniels, Howard R. Johnson and William H: McLeod. all of Blytheville; Sam H. Eaton of Osceola; T. J. McAfee and Bybe D. Alexander, both of Wilson; Marcus D. Johnson of Little Rock. ' . Failing to report was Richmond Perkins of Chicago, 111. Five men were listed as delinquent by the board and unless they con- Trips to other Mississippi County I tact the office within 10 days their towns will keep him out of the of- cases will be turned over to fcder- fice at times, however. al authorities, it was reported. "Right now." Sergeant Blaylock Kenneth S, Aycock of BIythe stated, "the Air Force Is particularly interested in high school graduates In lhe 19-26 age bracket who arc Interested •vlallon cadets." vllle; Virgil Ed Brown of Manila; Elton Bledsoe of Osceo!°; Jack Robert. Clements of Walnut Ridge; becoming [and Robert Daniel Nichols of Ukl- an, Coll/. 54 Cotton Pickinc Event Gets Startec OFF TO A GOOD START — Approximately 150 pickers swarmed into the field east of Walker 'Park this morning to try for prizes in the 15th annual National Cotton Picking Contest. Police Chief John Poster fired the starting gun while NCPC Qncen Janice Bo\vlrs oi Memphis, to Uu' chief's left, looked on. The Blytlievillc High School band stood on [ho road Ivhincl the pi.rKcrs as hundreds of spectators watched. (Courier News I'hOlO) Mrs. P. M. Pride RitesWednesday Native of Mississippi County, She Was Member Pioneer Family Mrs. Plumie Morris Pride died suddenly Monday afternoon at Chicknsawba Hospital. Becoming ill at her home Sunday, she was removed to the hospital before the fatal heart attack at 1:10 p.m. Her husband, Joseph Peebles Prtde, who has been ,in invalid for 10 years, is critically ill at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis, where Mrs. Pride had been spending most of her Ume recently. Member of a prominent Mississippi County family, she was b&rn at Osceola C9 years ago. The daughter of the lale Mr. and Mrs. Lyman A. Morris of Osceola, she was the granddaughter of the Rev. . Francis C. Morns, the first minister in Mississippi County and founder of the Presbyterian churches at Osceola and Bassett. Married in 1007 Mrs. Pride was graduated from Osceola High School and Mississippi Synodical College at Holly Springs, Miss. She was married to Mr. Pride, a civil engineer, March 31, 1907 in Osceola. They spent their early married life in Osceola and Blytheville. wehre Mr. Pride established Pride- Pairley Construction Company, and later resided in Memphis before returning to BlytheVIle 27 years ago. They marie theii home in Pride-Subdivision which Mr. Pride developed. Early Leader A member of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Pride was active in civic and cultural affairs during the development of Blytheville. In later years she devoted her spare time to her flowers and pets. She leaves her iiusba nd; two daughters, Mrs. Oliver W. Coppedge and Mrs. C. C. Councille; one son, • Joseph Peebles Pride, Jr., all of Blytheville, and seven See PRIDE on Page 3 Was/imgfon Protests On Race Issue Spread By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Demonstrations against racial integration in the public schools spread in Washington today but the situation eased in neighboring Baltimore, scene of noisy disorders for the Junior Red Cross Here Is Lauded A scrapbook on American government, prepared last school year hv Miss Monta Hughes' ninth --I'ade civics classes at Junior High School, has been lauded by Midwestern Area headquarters of American Red Cross. A volunteer project under the sponsorship of the Junior Red Cross to be sent to children in Turkey, the book and those responsible for it were cited in a letter received here by Mrs, Julia Hara Lion, executive secretary ol the Red Cross, from Miss Martha Skinner, chapter correspondent for the Midwestern Area of Red Cro.^s. Miss Skinner said a page by page analysis of the book had been made and sent to all Junior Red Cross chairmen, executive secretaries and Red Cross field workers in Arkansas and Oklahoma to encourage other schools to undertake similar programs. Throughout, all her years of Red Cross work, Miss Skinner said, "I hflVT> never known (a book like this) to create as much interest and enthusiasm as this one." About 110 students in three classes Look part In the project which was organized and sponsored by Mrs. Jerry Cohen, chairman of Lhe junior Red Cross, with the help of Miss Hughes. past several days. Strikes and picketing were reported at eight Washington schools including Anacosiia and McKinley high schools where youngsters maintained a defiant attitude despite pleas from school officials and police patrols on duty. The demonstrations started there yesterday. A new demonstration was staged this morning at all-white Eastern high school with several hundred pupils taking part. Strike action was reported at five junior high schools. Students Return In Baliimore school attendance increased with the situation apparently returning to normal alter student strikes, picketing and mass protests over the integration of the races in schools. In New Y o r k, Thurgood Marshall, special counsel of the National Assn. for the Adviiliue- n.cnt of Colored People, asked Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownel! Jr. to make it clear that "the full force of the federal government" stands behind efforts to desegregate the schools. Marshall .said demonstrations ! County Baptists Plan Meeting Leachville Site Of Associutionul Session Thursday Thirtieth annual meeting of the Mississippi County Baptist Asso- clnllnn will KG\, umlor wiiy Thurs- dny nt 10 ii. in nt the New Providence Baptist Church, Lc-achville, according to the Rev. D. B. Blcd- .soe, moderator and pastor oi the Wilson First Baptist Church. Continuing through Friday niter- noon the conclave 1 will end with a sermon, "Evangelism In Our Day," by the Rev. Jarrel An trey of Paragould. The annual senurm will he delivered by the Rev. Guy McGcc of Manila and tne fioctrltil speech by the Rev. Harold White ^ of Lftiichviltc. The Mississippi CVumly associa- over desi'^rciiation at Miilord, | lion is composed of 3J1 churches Del., Baltimore and Washington I with the following officers prcsid- wert- to threaten local school of- I inn, the Rev. Mr. Bledxoc, modcr- ficials and prevent Nc^rp children from "exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to attend dc.scfsrelated schools. "This unlawful action has come about solely by reason oi the provocation of an organization known as the National A.ssn, for the. Advancement of White People." Marshall said in a lelf'i>rarn lo Brownell lust night. Problems Discussed In Washington, n yronp oi white students arranged to meet with Principal Richard E. Bish of the McKinlcy school and di-scuss problems arising from the Supreme Court ruling outhuviim segregation in the public schools. The sUKlmils were a mom; ISO who walked out at McKinley yesterday and demonstrated for three quarters of an hour. In u noisy session several pupils demanded the 419 Negroes at the school be sent c:.-.ev;lu:re. There are 598 while pupils at McK;n!oy. Sec SKfJKKGATION on Pa^e 3 ator; the Rev. P. Herring of Osceola, vice-moderator; the Rev. J. E. Rihcrtl oi Uixovn, clerk; IT., H. Cook of New Liberty, troaruiror; nnd the Rev. John I). Genring of Blytheville, missionary. Oilier speakers include Dr. H. E. Williams of Walnut Ridgf. U>e KRV. Ralph Douglas of Little Rock, C. H. SfMiton of MnnUcelio. Dr. L. B. Golden of Little Rock, the Rev. Ralph Davis of Little Hnck and Dr. B H. Duncan of Little Rock. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Razor-hark Prep for Ilay- lor . . . OJdalinma Tultcs Over As Nations' Top Team . . . Sports . . . I'iitfcs fi and 7 ... . . . Klythcvillr'N Citizens Show Political Interest . . . Kilitorials . . . PJIKC 4 ... . . . Democrat Mopes ftising in Wisconsin . . . One. of ;i Scries On Kc:y CoiiKrcsMuna! Campaign T Ft mis . . . I'".iRt; HI ... Ex-Champs In Fight For Title Estimated 150 Pickers Enter Belated Contest An estimated 150 pickers began moving down their appointed cotlou rows at 10 o'clock this morning as the 195*1 National Cotton Picking Contest got off to a belated start. Originally .scheduled for Friday, the contest was postponed duo tu Arkansas first general rnins in months. And this morning content spon- KWS nervously scimuecl cloudy nnd nviUi'iiiiiK skies. But before the starter's gun llrcd at 10. the .still cloudy skies seemed to offer no threat of ram .at least for the two-hour duration of the contest. Winner Later Though actual picking ended at noon, it will be much later this afternoon (probably around -1:30) will be crowned. Judges will have to .supervise weighing and then judge picked rows and cleanliness oi cotton before relirlni; to the Walker Park grandstand office where they'll figure final point to till. 1 -;. .1 mines Field judges tire Walter Daniels, when the world's best coll on picker Henry Hoyt, .Johnson Hlackwell. J, W. Rayder, Johnny Young. Gruver Acting {is row judges are Charley fogdtui, Mr. Duulels and Jimmy Smuthertnait. Charles LangsLon, George Uila- hunty and E. A. Stacy are graders While pickers, their friends and families nwnit the decision, Kelley Wei'. 1 .!'., (ic.neral coutcst chainuan, and other Junior Chamber of Commerce officials have planned iin iift- crnoon of eiUertaininent. Janice Bowles, Memphis State College freshman and mieen of the ][)5-l contest, will be on hand to preside over the; event. She also \vill be .seen modeling Jiclect.ion.s from the Maid of Cotton wardrnbi' sent here by the National (,'Mi.iun Council. 1'he Flat Creek rodeo i.s set lo show later in !he afternoon, too. (•'firmer Champs Every former champion with the; exception nf three were listed on the official roster of entrants In today's contest. Missing wt-re Harold Mason, the HMD tmd fiir.t winner; 1342 winner KUjah Gordon, HarrisbiirR, Ark., Ncyrn, and Viivic Mote, Black Oak, who won in 1!VM. . Tliat means l.iiat, Morris Ware (ID-ID HuleviK-', Miss.; Wesley Buck MMIiJ, HorncT.svlllc, Mo.; Bill Adams (IMS), l.eachvillf: Kiigi-ne .S h i n a u 1 t (104M8), Blythoville; John Kt\ Anderson (1949-50^, Bragg j City, Mo.; Johnnie Johnson <19. r >n, j Cbrksdale, Miss,, and only othet ' Megvo to' win, and Midrolm Gram- llntf, of K^nnctt. Mo., last vour'a v/mtjcr all were present. Mrs. Charlc-s Knit.x, BlyltifvlJIo, j won the women's division Uie past, j two years, also i.s entered tills year j U'kcr E. Woudlioase, Hlyl.lH'Villr: and twice winner in the over-65 division, is again present. Wiley Favors Pact WASHINGTON WPj — Sen. Wiley fR-Wis) said today he thinks the Senate would quickly approve the new nine-power agreement to rearm West Germany if the adrnin- i istrfttion should suwnit it at next I 01011 UV» tefislOD. "THINK IT WIU, UAIN?" — Nntlniml Cotton Picking Chairman. Kollcy welch, right, and Hurry I"IUT look al the grey clouds that covered Die suii prior to the bediming of lhe contest and discuss the possibility of rnln. The picking contest, originally scheduled for lust Frlilny, hud to be ]>oslnoncil until totlay beauise of a downpour which lasted most of the day muddying the field. The clouds soon cleared, however, nnd everyone at the picking site was drenched with swent caused by the hot awn and high humidity. (Courier News I'hojo) City Chest Drive To Open Thursday The first phase of lite 1054 Community Chest Drive gels underway Thursilay morning as workers in the Advanced Gifts and Professional Division begin their calls, Ilarvuy Morris, campaign chairman announced this morning. CARUTHKRSVIMJ; QUEEN — Caruthersvllle American Legion Pair Queen Betty Ellis took a quiclc trip through the Courier News shop yester- day. She Is flanked by W. W. Chism fright) nnd C. W .Foley. The Fair opens tomorrow. {Courier The Advanced GUIs phase of the drive will lie officially opener] with a klekoir Im'ttUfnsl fur nil workers In this -llvlslon ::i Hotel Noble at 7 a. m. Thursday, Mr. Morris staled. C'.onl for this yunr's nnrnpntgn Is $25,212. Mr. Morris nlso stated Hint a similar kiekoll supper at 7 p.m. will be held at Hotel Noble: next Tucsdny which will officially kickoff the major plinse of tin; <;nm- puign, the General Solicitations Division. Immediately following the two kh:kofl;. workers in Hie two divisions will hcgin making their culls. "We arc stressing to all volunteer:; workers tiif importance of wrapping the campaign up as saun as possible," Mr. Morn:-: stated. Nov. 1 'Jlcislnir I>iili: "Wliile we. tiave utjt atlcmpted l.o set any date on which lo close the campaign, we are aiming at Nov. 1 as the closing date." He stated tile final report meel- ing lor the 1351 drive lias been tentatively set lor the week ol Oct. 25. At the same time. Mr. Morris also announced the list of volunteer workers for the \KA drive. This year's drive is broken, clown Into eight divisions with each division headed by a "major." Work- Inn under each major will be captains, each with [ivc-mcmher teams. The division are: ADVANCED GIFTS AND I'KOFKSSIONAI/ diaries C/.eseliin, major Team cnptaln.s: Russel Hays, Riley Jones. Bob Porter, Kendall Berry, Frank Nelson, and Alvln Huflman, Jr. f-MI'I.OVKKS A. II. Boytl, major Team captains: Bob Bay. Joe Gree.son, E. R. Jones, A. L. Boyll, M.J. O/.mcnt, nnd C. L. Keliy. COMMERCIAL AND rUHLIC SEKVICES R. M. I-ORan, major Team captains: George Hubhard, Jr., S. E. Tune. Dale Dunlap, Bob McHaney, Emery Francis, Larry Kat?.. George Clark, A. S. Harrison and ,Iohn Burnett. GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION Kcllh Illlhrey, major CLUItS AM) ORGANIZATIONS Harry Bnulley, major NATIONAL FIRMS AND CHAIN STORES John Ciimllll, major RESIDENTIAL Mrs. Sliellnirne Hrewer :'ncl Mr>, V. E. Scott, co-majori 'I'eam caj)tains: Mrs. Vernon •niomasson. Mrs. J. W. Adams, Mrs. R. A. Nelson, Mrs. T. A. Woodyartl, Mrs. W. R. Campbell, Mrs. Jess Horner, Mrs. H. L. Hal-sell. Jr., Mrs. Jack Marsli and Mrs. Thomas Bogun. Kiwanis Plans Its Minstrel Annua! Event Set- For October 28 D;ife for the Blylhcvillc Kiwanis Club's annual brnclit inin.sirol shnw hns been set as Thursday, Oct. 'J8, club officials announced today. The all home talent minstrel shnw is sponsored annually by the club with all proceeds goinn to the club's underprivileged children work. WMler D;iy. i^encnil dv.univ.m for the . f :how, said !h;H ;r-;nin this year the minstrel will be held in Blythevilic Hiffh School auditorium. Tickets for the event arc expected to go on sale tomorrow, he saict. Thf> .show will be under the direction of T. F. fUrjci Dean with Or. Mliton R. Webb .serving as musical director. Weather ARKANSAS — Scattered showers and thunderstorms in extreme north and partly cloudy with widely scattered afternoon thundershowers elsewhere through Wednesday cooler extreme north tonight. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy extreme south and mostly cloudy central and north through Wednesday with showers or thunderstorms north this afternoon and tonight and over north and west Wednesday. Minimum mornJnK--71. Maximum ycsierdiiy—02. Sunrise tomorrow—3:58. Sunset toduy—5:39. Mflim temperature (iniflwfiy between hiKlv awl low—tu.5. Prcclpltiitlon lust 24 hours to 7 a.m. todny—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this data — 27.31. This Date Last Yenr Maximum yestordny—S3 Minimum this morning—63, Prcclpltntlou January i vo dat* -* S5.33.

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