The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1954 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 8, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 168 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLVTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1954 FOURTEEN PACKS Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS HOLY LAND PANORAMA OPENS SUNDAY — Shown above Is part of the Holy Land Panorama which opens Sunday in the building located at 124 West Main St. In this world's largest built-to-scale miniature model at Palestine, 85 sections are marked and described in the printed guide given to each person viewing the panorama. Gomic Book War Pledged by Educator Miss Turner Tells Rotary Periodicals Are A veteran Blytheville educator yesterday promised an all-out frontal assault on comic books and obscene literature. She said she'll ask City Council to take steps to keep certain publications out of the hands of the city's children. Speaking was Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, longtime supervisor of elementary schools in Blytheville and long respected for her work with elementary age children — both Negro and white. Brandishing a handful of horror and sex comic books, Miss Turner deplored their wide circulation in Blytheville. Hazards "I am as concerned with the mental and emotional safety of our children as we all are with their physical safety. "These," she said holding up Man For Rape of Girl of 12 LEACHVILLE — A 27-year-old carnival man is in county jail in Blytheville today raping a 12-yead girl last night. Horace Bodie. Jr.. nf Aiken. S. the specimen comic books, "are mental and emotional hazards which must be removed. "These comics create an atmosphere of cruelty and deceit. "They are an invitation to illiteracy — the language found in them is a distortion of. what we call the English langunge and certainly will do nothing but degrade. "This type of publication stimulates unwholesome fantasies among the very young. THey ere- L ate a disrespect for the faw, por- I tvaying policemen its slow-thinking persons who are easily ciuped. "Desperate Love" "These publications desecrate love, marriage and the home life which we think sacred," Turner stntcd in unleashing her attack on the publications, which include some ramies and illicit literature. Of the latter, she said. "The things shown in them are inconceivable to most adults." Miss Turner said her crusade is predicated on bestivins public sentiment in roRiird to the books, Foresees Action 'When enough mothers become Manv scenes from both the Old and New Testaments have been produced by Joseph and Salvatore Gauci. two brothers from the Island of Malta who worked on the model almost 12 years. The exhibit will be open every afternoon and evening for a limited period. Holy Land Exhibit lo Open Sunday Display Will Be In Main Street- Building Here The magic city of Jerusalem. with its many gates and walled- in wonders, is a center of attraction nt the Holy L<md nanor.tuna [ ooening Sunday at 124 West Main St. Built on five hills, the city reproduced here in replica of the scene witnessed by Christ, His Disciples, its residents and travelers in Biblical times. The lack of uniformity in construction of the great wall surrounding the homes and dwelling places themselves invite intercrt. Seven Tribes Joseph Gauci, creator of the panorama, explains that the city is the product of seven tribes, each employing its own type of architecture to conform with its hnbits and living customs. Each of these tribes built up a section of the wall, with a gate in each section. Golden Gate These* Hates arc mentioned in the Bible and other historical rec- CricketCame, Sciw,CIuttered Then Left chnrged with j concerned about the availability of old Leachvilte i these things." she stated, "I think we will get some action." Mayor E. R. Jackson, a Rotari- C-, told officers that lie had rela-jim, came by following the address lions with the girl but with her [ and pledged city cooperation with consent. ! Miss Turner's efforts. The incident occurred when Bo-j Lilly News Service, she said, al- j of visitors that moved in on Blythe- die took'the girl for a ride in his'so has pledged its cooperation in I ville a couple of days ago. By ROWLAND FAI'ST (Courier News Staff Writer) Tn you don't recognize the fellow, he is one of the thousands after picking her up at the ] keeping ^undesirable comic books carnival grounds in Leachville. ;ic-ioff the news stands, cording to information from the j Lilly is the top distributor of sheriffs office. (periodicals in Blytheville. VI hope to contact every group 1 , , On returning to the carnival the; He is Mr. Cricket, posing for a portrait. The big bumps at the base of his antlers are eyes. The mournful appearing charac- Three Negro Children Lose Lives Flames Hit Home Near New Liberty A Negro father was burned this morning as he pulled his dying one-year-old child from their flaming home near Ne\\ Liberty. Two other children of the family also perished in the flames. Arnold Johnson, at Ohickasawba Hospital this morning, was burned when he cnnvled through a window and brought (he infant out. The child died within a lew minutes. Dead were Robert Conley. 2 Milton Conley, 14 months, and Mary Conley, four months. Their bodies were found at tile front door of the four-room frame home. Picking Cotton Johnson and his wife were pick ing cotton in a field behind the house. Though they made their first fu( in their oil stove lust night. tlu\ told Coroner E. M. Holt they turned off the stove prior to heading for the cotton field this morning. Around 9:30 however, they saw smoke and flames coming out ot the house and rushed to it. It v. v then that Johnson made his rescue attempt. Charley Lutes, who farms in the same neighborhood, said he and several others tried to carry water to the fire, but "it was just too far gone." The home was destroyed. Johnson's house was or. the land farmed by James Middleton. French Open Debate On W. German Issue Lions Club Aids Sight Program Makes Gift of New Eye Instrument To Junior Auxiliary Blytheville hands with Lions Club joined the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary this week in helping guard the eyesight of district school children. The Lions purchased an eyc-lrat- Ine instrument to be used by the Auxiliary in iU testing of the eye;i ol elementary school children in Blytheville's district. ; I'KESIDENT VISITS II1JI1E — E. LnMar Buckner .left, of Ogden. Utah, president of tho United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, was greeted by Mayor IS. R. Jackson yesterday afternoon when a Blytheville delegation visited the Jaycee club room hero. Looking oil is Kclley Welch of Blytheville, Mr. Buckner was ac- compelled by Arkansas Jaycee President Mike Mcroney of Payette- vllle. Milking; a tour of the stnte Mr. Buckner and Mr. Mnloncy were flown lo Pine Bluff yesterday afternoon by Ernest llalsell, ol Blytheville, after their plane had a tire blow out on arrival here. Others in Hie dek'Bation erecting the visitors was composed ol Frank Harshlnan, J. T. Sudliuri' and Worth Holder. (Courier News I'hulo) Chest Drive Starts With Advance Gifts First teams of solicitors hit the streets yesterday as the annual attempt to raise a Community Chest'goal got underway. Advance gifts section workers will be followed by gen- cral solicitors next week. This year's Chest goal ol $24,280't- is Ulenticiil with thai, of year. Ulythevilie's campaign, under direction of Harvey Morrl.s is synchronized with Chest, campaigns over (he nation as cotiumniRie.s everywhere attempt to nmk orris many times and are the Described by authorities (is t.he sources of many an interesting- "latest" in modern screnninR de- tale. * vices, the instrument went into Of the seven, the Golden Gate I service at LaiiRe school yesterday i miiltiplirilv of leaser drives is the best known. It was built by children in grades three through Solomon for the Queen of Sheba| S j K nrc tested in each school in the ! ; one of i) "" ii - u " o v " •"" • , nf iriiiiK in Rtvitipvillp inri ip)t M-cr ana nis compatriots succneucu girl told some of the operators that. 01 adults, m Hijlncuiie ana tell f,.j. f htenmir q few residents ind R^diP hnri vrtttPrt hiM- »nd the men I ^em what many of their children j'" fn = n _ tcnm & a , Io V. 1 ^, " f . " . ter ancj n i.s compatriots .succeeded and tell - • . ' ' Bodie h:\d rnpeil her ivnd the men, ^u^r^yd^S cS 1 '-"- -e they ,,„ Jo.n I in* ^.r urnv = d vWt h» eiiniinrn<*ri ' ne m gointi to the iiuthoritics and; uming the cncKet plague nut, They toldI Deputy Burris th-it • 3 skin B for" action in ridding i hc ;slories replaced fish tal iney toici uepuij mniib '"«".^ ty of undcs j rable publications/'! little exaggeration was neened. he staled. during the 10th century, with two doors, the one on the right for kings, and the other side for peasants. Both sides of the gate now are blocked off with stone by the Mo- hammedans according to their belief that when the gates are opened, Jehovn will appear and judge all nations. Other Gates On the northeast is St. Stephen's Gate,, the first Christian martyr, who was stoned to death by the unbelievers. The Damascus Gate opens to the north, and is the gate through which Christ, bearing His cross, passed going to Mt. Calvary for the crucifixion. At the extreme western ends is the Jaffa Gate, or "fish gate," where the ancient Arab prophecy stated "he who will free Jerusalem from the Turks will humbly enter the Holy City and shall be had joined the '.'carnival southeast Missouri about a week ago. A Leachville doctor told the Courier News tin's morning that his examination of the girl showed that she had been raped. Formal. charges had not been filed by noon today. The sheriffs office is investigating the case. Deadline Near /or State And District Candidates LITTLE ROCK tft - Wednesday midnight i:; the deadline for district and .state candidate;; who wish Was Father of Mrs. Dick White of City Funeral services for Charles Eben nggtitt, 70, of Marianna are to be caused vexation to one and all dur-| ca i ]ed Allah Nebi." The prophecy was fulfilled in 1917 when Gen. Allenby, of Great although | Britain, strode through the entrance after capturing the city. The Zion Gate, on the southwest, was not. used much, hut, it is near here where David's tomb is shown in the miniature scene. The last opening in the wall Is SHOPKEEPERS went throufih n regular routine every morning by i conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Most taking broom in hand and sweeping up a large pile of exhausted pests from the sidewalk and brush- in? them into the gutter. In some places the hapless bugs were caught under-foot and left like a carpet on the sidewalks. Irritated humans looked for some way to clear their homes, stores and places of business of the migrating crickets. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Marianna. Mr. Daggett. father of Mrs. Dick people sprinkled poison around the doors and fronts of buildings and swept up the dead bugs each morning. to qualify for the November gen-j J. White of Blytheville and promi- eral election. t nent Eastern Arkansas attorney for! ONE MAN WAS seen to use B Secretary of State C. G. Hall, in j nearly half a century. i blow torch on the brick walls of a announcing the closing dates yes-1 Mr. Dapsett died Thursday morn-j building to rout the black, creeping ing nt a Hot Springs hospital after j mn . sses between the bricks, a brief Illness. j ^ one O f trie hospitals, a porter He represented the fifth genera-! met | a vacuum -cleaner to suck in terday. said also that county can. didates must file by Oct. 18. Inside Today's Courier News , . . Chicks Battle Whilehaven at Haley Field 'at 8 o'clock Tonight . . , Paps Lose First Game to WhHehaven Juniors . . . Undefeated Razor-backs After Third Win . , . Sports . . . pages 10 and 11 ... . . . Farm News and Review . . . pages 8 and f) . , . . . i Demor.rnts Ex peel lo Gain Minnesota , . . page 3 ... . , . Industry and Atomic Power . . , Editorials . . . page 4 ... tion of a family which had been engaged in the practice of law since 1783. His father came to Lee County in 1873. Mr, Dagfcett was born there and was a former Bar Association president. Survivors, other than Mrs. White, include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Lockwood DagRett; a son, John L. Dag-i gett of Marianna; two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Clark, Solon, O., and Mrs. Lawrence Shurlds, Marianna; two brothers, J. B. and M. B. the varmints and then scratched his head and asked, "Now that I got them what am I going to do with them?" One of the attendants came to the rescue with some used ether which was sucked into the cleaner with the bugs. Then a hole was dug in the ground and the bag of sleeping crickets dumped in and covered over. • • • IT HAS ALWAYS been considered that a cricket made noise by Dnggctt, of Marianna; two .sisters, j rubbing his hind legs together, I Mrs. Griffin Smith of Little Rock j was told by one pretty young lady, and Mrs. C, A. Howard of AUIcboro. but this is not true, .she said. Mass., 10 grandchildren and a great- When T a.skcd why, she said that grandchild. . See CRICKETS on Page 14 the Sheep Market Gate, or "needle's eye gate," where the camels had to get on their knee:; to pass through. This was the only entrance left open at night. Pepsi Plant Moves Again Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., made homeless by a fire last month, Is on the move again. The firm will occupy the old Blytheville Motor Co., building at Walnut and First streets on a temporary basis, plant head Jlm- mic Sanders stated today. Within 60 days, the firm hopes to return to its old location at 312 W, Ash. A new building at Elm and Mathis streets is expected to be ready for occupancy In March. 20 Children Die in Japan TOKYO (/P>—Twenty picknicklng children are missing and feared dead in a cold mountain lake where their sightseeing boat capsized today, the newspaper Asahl reported. Red Cross Meeting The monthly meeting of the Red Cross board will be held at the chapter house next .Thursday at 7:30 p.m., according lo Siegbert Jle- del, chapter president. district. Doctors Teach ('In.sses Dr. James C. Guard and Dr. Milton Webb were in charge of an instructional course for Auxiliary members who'll be operating the Instrument. Parents of children whoso eyes are found defective are to be notified throuRh the office of tho superintendent of schools. Parental follow-up was stressed by Mrs, Rainwater who salt) the Auxiliary will nttenipt, to provide glasses where parents can not afford them. Auxiliary members who'll be ac- See LIONS CLUB on Page 14 Itrpnrt Ch;irl''.s C/i'Mrhin is hiniilli vance Mifts section, Mr. .stated, and ha.s promi^d a by -1 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday iiluht :it (1:30, general solicitors ami their chairmen will n^ ad- Morris report J. W. Meyer, J. E. Stevenson Are Elected J. W. Meyer last nlijht was elected prp.'ildi-nL of ntyllievllle Real Estate Board. Oilier officers Include Kemp WIHs- cnhnnt, vlee president, nnd Johnny Mil IT, Necreliiry-treasurer. In Pine Blull, J. K. .Stevenson, . was iiiiim-tl reMional vice prL'.skk'nt Wither at' Hotel Noble atom; with | whrn the Arkim.siix Rnil Kslnle As- .snchttion elected officers In its annual convention. ill Y Board to Meet Che:-;l workers for Hie, annual bit; kickolf dinner. On Wednesday, they'll begin their campaign. Agencies sharing in the Community fund are Girl Scmil-s, Boy Seoul s, H]y4hi'vil!e Library, Hh'h School band, Piin'iH-Teacher j i.heville cl;ilions. Klemenlary Hook Fund, i be held Monday at 4 p.m. in the HlytJi«:villf: Y. High School glee; Mayor's office ante-room at CAly cltiU -;<>niil welfare. Goridiellows j Hull, it announced this moni- and United Defense Fund. ' m^. i-tiiiiiir mef.' of the Bly- Y lioard of directors will NEW EVE TESTER — Biythevillfi'H Junior Auxiliary eye-testing program (jot :> boost from the city's Lion Club this week when this new oyc- tcsllng instrument was placed in use. Lions President L. E. Old examines his club's contribution to th« Auxiliary program In the photo above, as Mrs. W, T. Rainwater, standing, visual screening chairman, and Mrs. Jack Hale examine eyes of Pamela Craflon at L.inge School. Pamela is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Crafton. (Court* cr IVewE I'hoto) Schuman Fears Withdrawal From Alliance By CARL HARTMAN PARIS (AP) — Former French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman declared today a rearmed Western Germany would be tempted to withdraw from the seven-power European alliance agreed upon at London. He ( maintained Germany would be more closely tied to Western Europe, n.s it would have been in the six-power Europenn Defense Community he hnd helped plan. Schuman spoke in debate in the French National Assembly, where government supporters seek pas- snge of a resolution endorsing tho work of Premier Pierre Mendes- Fvnnce in London and expressing confidence in his ability to negotiate formal treaties. Vole Possible Tonight A vote may come late tonight or tomorrow unless Mendes-France makes the decision nn issue of confidence. In that case the vote would have to be postponed until Monday. He will speak at, the close of the debate. The London conference decided to widen the old Brussels pact of France, Britain, Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium to Include West Germany and Italy. All but Britain would have been In EDC. Said Schuman : "Unless we make a start at uniting Europe we will have lost an exceptional chnnce to create 'a strong, prosperous and independent continent under French leadership.' Care must be taken, Schuman added, to Insure 1 that if and when Germany is reunited It does not buck out of Us obligations. He declared 11 already is being said outside France Unit reunification of Germnny would reopen all the questions settled at London. Mewles-France Praised He praised Mendcs-Frnnce for bringing back from London a British promts to keep four divisions on the continent. But, he complained, not enough wius done iyt London to restore confidence between France and Germany. He suid the basis of the London iigrecments was th Idea of controls on armament. This he crlt- tcl/od as "negative." Control;), Schuman said, "are tho expression of mistrust. Even if they are effective and nondiscrim- imitory—and I am not sure Unit in this ease they will always be KO — they build nothing. They merely prevent .... controls arc humiliating. They are the reverse of confidence." NewCotton Estimate: 12.5 Million WASHINGTON MV-The ARi'I- culturc Department today esti- matod this year's government-restricted cotton crop nt 12,511,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. This estimate is 079,000 bales more than liist month's forecast, ol 1UJ:{2,000 bales. It compares also with last year's crop of 16.4C5,- 000 bales and with the ten-year 1943-52 average of 12.448,000 bales. Under a rigid production control prouram, the Agriculture Department sought a crop of about 12 million bales. Controls were Imposed with approval of.jrowers in a move to prevent the accumulation of burdensome cotton surpluses. The department reported the condition of the crop on Oct. 1 was 71 per cent of normal compared with 77 per cent this time last year and 72 per cent for the ten-year Oct. 1 average. Weather ARKANSAS—Generally fair With rising temperature this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Warmer west and north this afternoon nnd tonight and over state Saturday. Low tonight near 60 northwest to near 50 southeast. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunrise tomorrow—6:01. Sunset toduy—5:33. MCKII toinpuroture (rnlt!r/uy between high nnct low)—60. Precipitation last 24 houri to 7 a.m. totlny—none. [Teclpltnilon Jnii. I to thli date — 27.31. This Dale Last Year Mnxlmum ycslcrdny—69. Minimum this morning—46. Precipitation January i to O*t« — 35,23.

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