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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 169 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily Newj Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1054 TEN PAGES. Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Blytheville Cops Fourth in Row Whitehaven Felled 35-14 By Chicks After three weekends of erratic football, Blytheville's Chickasaws really got steamed up last night as they ran roughshod over a good Whitehaven, Tenn., team 35-14 at Haley Field. The" victory was the Chicks' fourth straight of the season and their seventh in a row in their current winning streak which includes three carry-over triumphs from last year. The unbeatable combination of hard running, good ball handling and wonderful defensive play by a line that refused to yield to a pair of bone crushing Tiger backs, brought the Chicks the victory. Best Showing It was by far the Tribe's best France's Premier in Final Appeal Wants Vote Of Confidence On London Plan PARTS (AP) — Premier Pierre Mendes-France turned to the nation today for support of his demand that Parliament give him a vote of confidence on the London plan for German rearmament. He planned at. least one radio talk and a concerted effort to whip balky deputies into line before the issue comes to a vote Tuesday in the National Assembly. Dramatically halting what threatened to become an all-night debate, Mendes-France told the assembly last midnight it must either agree to the nine-nation plan or get a new government. Staking the life of his Cabinet on the results of the vote, he warned deputies that if they voted him out they might have to face new national elections. The London agreements would permit West German rearmament as part of an expanded Brussels treaty organization and would give the West Germans full membership in thc North Atlantic Treaty Alliance. They were drafted as substitute for the French-rejected European Defense Community Plan. Mendes-France took a tough line with the assembly, which has held up German rearmament since 1950. He told the deputies he would accept no resolution beyond simple endorsement of the London agreements and hifi own speeches in thu debate. The Issue, he said, was one of confidence in his gov-1 ernment. Security Upheld Acknowledging justification for i French fears of German reara- ent, the premier said the seven- nation European alliance proposed i in the London agreements would give France more security than i even EDC had offered. I In his pica for national unity, See FRENCH on Page 10 : Burglars Again Strike Osceola $450 Is Taken In Twin Break-Ins showing of the year. They did everything well. Their tackling and downfleld blocking was plenty sharp and the backs ran like they haven't run before all season. But the biggest part of the credit goes to the Chick linemen. Except for a brief interlude in the final period when the reserves had taken over, the Chick defenders kept the Tigers' offense well throttled and a magnificent goal line stand on the one foot line in the second quarter, broke the Tigers' backs. Two Aces In fullback Johnny Shepherd and halfback Jimmy Champion, the* Tigers showed the Chicks two of the finest backs they have seen all year. Shepherd is a bull-type runner with ample speed and good driving power and Champion, a 10-second man, is a breakaway runner deluxe with speed to burn. But they didn't have too much opportunity to really show their stuff in the face of a Chick line that roamed the Whitehaven backfield all night. Offense Clicks With Kenneth Fisher, Danny Edgmon and Freddie Akers leading the way, thc Chicks' vaunted offense clicked for two touchdowns in the first half and two more in the second before Whitehaven ever broke the ice. Akers led the scoring With three touchdowns and Edgmon got two. The other two members of the starting backfield, Fisher and Bobby Jones came in for their share of the honors, too. Besides picking up 67 yards in 14 stabs at the line, Fisher's fine kicking toe accounted for all five extra points and his punting was lethal. Jones quarterbacked the team well and his blocking was sharp. Defensively, it Would be practically impossible to single individual stickouts. The entire line, including numerous subs, played well with tackles Allen Shanks and John Fong and guard Jodie Hall leading the way. Akers to Edgmon Scores Blytheville's first touchdown came on the prettiest play of the night, an Akers to Edgmon pass that carried 55 yards. After six minutes and 54 seconds of punt swapping in the first qnnr- ter. the Chicks wound up with the ball on their own 34. Edgmon on a reverse went for nine and Bobby Jones sneaked for the first down at the 45. Then Akers, behind a solid blocking shield, cooly flipped to Edgmon at the Whitehaven 45, Abbott, jarred him loose with a nice block and Danny was long gone to pay dirt. Fisher place kicked the extra point, his first of five for the night. That was all the scoring in the first stanza but the second period wasn't a minute old until the Chicks had another. A pass intereference penalty set up this one. Held in check for the third straight time by an onrushing Blytheville line, the Tigers punted to the Chick 49 in the waning seconds of the .first quarter. On the last play of the period Edgmon, on a delayed handoff, circled end for 12 to the Whitehaven 41. Then on the first play of the second quarter, the officials ruled a Whitehaven defender interfered with end Freddie Hodge, who tried lor, an Akers' pass at the 15 and the 15 yard penalty moved the ball to the 25. Hand Off Works Then Edgmon, on a beautiful piece of ball handling, faked to Fisher clown the middle, handed off instead to Akers and Freddie legged it around end to score un(See CHICKS on Page 6) FISHER ALMOST GETS FREE — Powerful Kenneth Fisher, the Chicks' 190-pound senior fullback, almost went all the way for a. score in returning a fourth quarter Whitehaven kickoff last 1-' 1 -- „, _ ' -L night. Photo shows him bclnR pushed out of the bounds on the Tltier 40. The Chicks won 35-14. (Courier News Photo) Loans for Irrigation Are Now Available Churchill Warns: Don't Taunt U.S. Tells Britain; Isolationism May Well Be Result BLACKPOOL. England (ff) — Prime Minister ' Winston Churchill today warned the Western world- including Britain's left wing Socialists- to avoid taunting the United State, into n policy of isolationism which he said would condemn all Europe to Russian conquest. The 79-year-old statesman, addressed the Conservative party annual conference, pledged himself to work "while I have life and strength" for a system of peaceful coexistence with the Soviet Union based on Western strength and unity. His promise appeared to spike rumors that he mended soon to retire. May Deter Reds Churchill said the Russians could- readily overrun the whole of Europe but for America's superior .strength in atom and hydrogen bombs. "That superiority, while it is maintained, will be decisive deterrent against a communist aggression." he said. Churchill looked hale and hearty despite his years. The convention gave him a five-minute ovation nnti he beamed with smiles. The old war leader said the West's decision to free and rearm West Germany to buttress the Atwell become milestone in . peaceful co- lantic alliance monument "may nd our march toward . existence" with the Soviet Union. Emphasizing that the West must deal with the Russians from a position of strength and unity, he urged the Free World to extend the hand of friendship to the West German people and "let Hitler take his shame to hell." He said Germany?' "fearful deeds" in the past would never have happened if Hitler had not had "despotic personal power." F. H. Crump Weaker MEMPHIS, Tenn. \fft — Veteran political leader E. H. Crump, critically ill since Wednesday, was "somewhat weaker" early today, his physician said. Crump, 80, is suffering from a severe heart disorder. County FHA Office Ready » To Accept First Applications Government-backed loans to farmers for the purchase of irrigation equipment are now available, Farmers- Home Administration officials in Mississippi County have announced. Legislation approving lending of* — money for the purchase of irrlgn-| tion equipment in the south was okayed several months ago. This is the first announcement that the loans arc now available, however. At a special meeting in Osceola this week, it was pointed out IVmt county FHA offices, now located at Dyess, will be moved to Osceola next week. Here on Wednesday Blytheville's PHA office has been closed, but D. G. Griffin will be in Blytheville in the old FHA office in City Hall on Wednesday of each week. With the exception of about $11 million, ali loans Will be insured loans. That is, the money will be made available by insurance companies, with repayment guaranteed by the j damages—to Join in taking the clis- government. p u (, e t 0 u, e international Court of All loans, the FHA pointed out Justice will ' ' " ....-• U.S. Says Reds Lied About B50 WASHINGTON W*—Thc United States today accused Russia of having "willfull yand knowingly" lied about the shooting down of an American B50 bomber over the Sea of Japan in July, 1053. It fifed n formal damage claim for $2,- 7«5,492.B4. At the same time the United States challenged Russia—if the Communists deny liabilities for the OSCEOLA — Two burglaries caused a loss of $450 cash, all told, [ to two firms here last night which] were entered through rear win-1 dows. \ Entrance to bapides Army Surplus Store was gained through a large window fan after the wire guard had been pulled off. according to the sheriff's office. A total of $400 in cash was reported to have been taken from the store, Deputy Cliff Cannon said. ' Across the street from the Lapides store, burglars took $50 cash from Pat's Coffee Shop. En-, here, was also gained! Rt Los Angeles tonight. Eisenhower Stevenson Is Taking Over Spotlight Now By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrat Adlai Stevenson today takes over the campaign spotlight from President Eisenhower, who last night urged the election of a Republican Congress lest the nation find itself in "the ditch." Stevenson will address a Demo- jcratfc rally in the Hollywood Bowl a back window, this time vent, trance through one used for a stove pipe Deputy Cannon pointed but. City and county officers are investigating the two break-ins, which could have been done by the same person, he said. County Draft Quota Is Set Mississippi County Draft Board, No. 47 must furnish 17 men in No-j Democrats wanted a vote be. two weeks ago made a political talk from the same platform. A Lift The Democratic cause got a lift yesterday from the Nevada Supreme Court. The Jurists ruled the state must vote Nov. 2 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Democratic Sen. Pat McCarran. . Republicans had tried to block a vote, hopeful that the appointtee bf Nevada's Republican governor would serve the remaining two years of McCarran's term. vember for induction into the armed forces, according to Col. cause they hold a 3-2 edge over the GOP in the state registration Hansel T. Winters, state director lists. of selective service. Candidate* A total of 38R men are scheduled Candidates in ih" election will to b« dratted from the whole state, i be Democrat Alan Bible, * Mc- Carran protege, and Ernest Brown, a Reno attorney who will hold the seat at least until January by appointment of Gov. Charles Russell. Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential candidate, stopped briefly at Oklahoma City yesterday, en route to Los Angeles. He was installed as an honorary chief of the Kiowa Indians. Nixon, who introduced Elsenhow- er at Denver, spoke at Orceley, Colo., earlier in the day. He told a GOP rally that the "Eisenhower cause" Ls "bigger than the Republican party" and "Is one all Americans can and do support," John Roosevelt, a son of the late Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt, made a Chicago appearance yesterday In behalf of the OOP. "I'm backing all Republican candidates," Roosevelt «aid. bear 4.5 per cent interest. Maximum loan to an Individual farmer is $25,000 and maximum length is 20 years. Must Be Secured All Joans under the program, FHA stated, must be adequately secured. It is expected that most be secured by renl estate. Second mortgages wil. be accepted where they furnish adequate security. Tenants will be eligible for the oans providing they can secure a "satisfactory" IQ-year lease and ihow adequate collateral. If a loan doesn't run for more than seven years, it is possible to secure it with a lien on chattel property, FHA said. County FHA supervisor and the county board will determine eligibility of applicants. In the event a farmer is able to obtain a satisfactory loan from some other source than FHA, the latter will not make or guarantee the loan. All Phases Covered Loans may be made to cover all phases of irrigation including land leveling. Farmers who plan on pumping out of natural streams or drainage ditches will be faced with other difficulties. FHA will demand a clearance with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when the farmer plans to use a natural stream or lake for a water source. In the event ditch will supply the water, the farmer must convince FHA the wa ter source is reliable. Actually, the picture in regard to these water sources is not too clear. Arkansas has yet to pass a water rights law which would go far toward tolling the farmer just what rights he would have to water in nearby ditches and streams. Ike Says Demo Victory Will Bring told War' President Makes Bid For Congress Stare Cotton Crop Estimate Up 60,000 LITTLE ROCK 1*1 - Cotton production, aided by ideal harvesting conditions, is up 60.000 bales from thc Sept. 1 forecast, the Crop Reporting Service said today. Cotton production now is estimated at 1,185,000 bales, the serv- Icer eport said. This Is compared to 1,548,000 produced last season. The report said that under good conditions 48 per cent of thc total crop had been ginned by Oct. 1 compared to 30 per cent ginned by th« tarn* lilt* la 185J, I P NVKR (AP) — President D °nho\\cr, vigorously pressing the Republican campaign for continued control of Congress declared last night he loic ct *a cold war of partisan politics" if the Democrats lake over. Speakiivv to n nationwide television-radio nudiencc nnd n cheering capacity crowd of 5,500 persons at a GOP rally 'in Denver Auditorium after gelling a report from party congressional lenders on their plans to step up (he campaign tempo, the President said: "History shows that .when the executive and legislative branches are politically in conflict, politics in Washington rims riot." The President wli.s interrupted at least 42 times by applause, which helped to run his TV-radio address overtime and caused him lo be cut off the air abotit a half minute before he completed his text. j The 30-minute progran) carried by 158 TV channels and 534 radio stations from coast to const was paid for by thc GOP National Committee, and the networks held to the time limit. Not First Time Tu New York, n .spokesman for CBS said stopping transmission nt the end of paid political time was "En line with long standing procedure," but he said he didn't know if It had been done before in Uic case of a President. From Los Angeles, however, ciune word Eisenhower was cut off Sept. 23 when he ran over four minutes while spenklnff on a rndio-TV hookup at a Hollywood BiAvl rally. Brondenoting .spokesmen In Los Angelo.s also siiicl they cut Elsenhower us they would any sponsored program. In his Denver speech. Eisenhower, cautioning nbout what he culled the dangers of n November election outcome putting Congress under Democratic rule and leaving the White House Republican, declared: "You know perfectly well thut you ju.'it can't have one car with two drivers at the steering wheel iind expect to end up nny place but thc ditch—especially when the drivers are .set on going in dlf- fei'ent directions." Elsenhower said voters who put the Republican administration in U.N. to Gel It I power in 1952 "got results" they In Washington, thc State Dcpnrl- wanted, and he appealed for two ,ent made the note public , im i ! more ycnrw of GOP control of Con- nnnounced that U.N. Amlmssudor H rcs * il) carrv ouL thc rcst of nis Henry Cabot Lod[;e Jv. has been program. instructed to circulate the text Howling Ovation among the members of the U.N. "A cold war of partisan politics Security Cowicil. \ between the Congress and llu: ex- It was the second time that the \ etmtive branch won't give us these United States resorted lo this ex-|go;ils," he declared. traordiunry procedure in pre.ssiriR what is clearly a campaign to net satisfaction from the Soviet Union for the destruction ot American aircraft. The first iastunce wits two weeks a^o when Washington asked some l'/2 million dollars for a B29 shot down off northern Japn in October, 1052. There have been n number of cases where Soviet fighters attii'-H-d U.S. planes near Russian borders, jgrcs.s and .state offices, The incident in todny'n formsil j Thc Udders conferred with the diplomatic note occurred on July 'JO j President fw an hour before his last year and resulted in 16 Amcri- jspec'ch and at a news conference cans dead or missing. ' Sec EISENHOWER, on Page 10 Ambassador Chat le.s delivered the 17-pay note to the Soviet Foreign Office In Moscow today. E. Bohlen American Kisenhower got a hew/ling ovation when he was introduced at (.he rally here by Vice President Nixon,* who voiced confidence'the Republicans still will be in the control saddle when Congress moels in January. Eisenhower was flanked on the .speakers platform by a group republican congressional lenders and Colorado GOP candidates for Con- Courier News Honored By Press Association Blythcville Courier News yesterday was honored by Arkansas Press Association, which proclaimed it tops for general excellence in the rotary press (larger daily) clnss in the state. Awards were mtule at a luncheon in Little Rock which APA has ench year in connection with the Arkansas Livestock show. It was the first time the Courier News had entered APA general competition. The Pine Bluff Commercial captured the C. E .Palmer award for outstanding community service and finished second to the Courier News for general excellence. As winner of the general excellence award, the Courier will receive the Arkansas Democrat trophy, set up for winners of this award. Winner of the Sweepstakes Trophy was the Northwest Arkansas Times of Fayctteville. The Russollville Courier Democrat was named tops among th« smaller dally papers. UN Loyalty First, Employes Are Told By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — U.N. employes, including 1,556 Americans, were told today to put loyalty to thc U.N. above loyalty to their own countries. They were warned at the same time to steer clear of revolutionary activity aimed nt the forcible overthrow of any government—and even of "active criticism of n gov- Magistrate Hears Assault Charges Seven Identical Cases Come Before Judge Sam Corbett By SONNY SANDKHS CAUUTHEnSVILLE — Seven felonious luunult cases were brought before Magistrate Court hero Thursday for preliminary examination. Three were bound over to thc next term of Circuit Court. Geraldino Klncannon wns brought IIP fore Presiding Judge Stun J. Corbett, Sr., for preliminary hearing on a clmrKi! of felonious assault and was bound ever to the next term of Circuit Court, which will be held In November. Miss Kincnnnon posted $300 bond Preliminary examination for Dfiwey McKefi, rlmrgfid with felonious nssault, was held and he was bound over to the next term of Circuit- Court. Bond was sot at $530. However, he did not innke bond and was commuted to the Pcmiscot County Jull. Ruth PhfjpH wiuven preliminary examination on a felonious assault and was bound over to llie next, term of Circuit C pasted $500 bond. Preliminary hearing for ernment." The ndvice was given In a new 16-page handbook on behavior titled, "Report on Standards of Conduct in the International Civil Service." The report came from the nlne- incmbcr International Civil Service Advisory Board, ft permanent body created by the 1046 General Assembly, It wns directed nt the 5,187 em- ployes of thc U.N. here and-nbroad and the 5,000 or so employes of 10 affiliated specialized agencies In Washington, Montreal, Paris, Rome, Geneva and Bern. Latest figures from the U.S. mission here Indicate 1,550 American citizens are employed by the U.N. and 763 by the specialized agencies. Obligation Cited In case of any conflict between national nnd international loyalties, the report said, "the conduct of thc international civil servant must clearly reflect his obligation to the international organization." "Any appearance of disloyalty lo that organization," it'added, "Must considered status." incompatible with The staff member will find this Idea easier to take, it cleared, if he reflects that, "from the long- range point of view, legitimate national interests can only he served hy ... the successful progress of the international organizations" toward world pence nnd prosperity. If he can't take it, the report went on, lie should quit. All staff members, the manual emphasized, "are, during their period of service, international officials" and "must clearly understand that they are not, in any, representatives of a national government or of a national poli- Leeicy." Castle. Caruthersville Nr;gro charg- wil,h felonious assault,, was continued U) iu:>:i Thursday. The following persons charged wlf.h fflonioiiK assault were found not guilty and were dismissed hy the court: Chester Smith, Pete Kelley. and Leon Hunter, EXHIBIT READY TO OPEN—Salvatore Gaucl adds finishing touches to the Holy Land exhibit which opens in the old Planters Hardware build- ing on West Main tomorrow. Tomorrow's showing opens at 1 o'clock Thc exhibit Is showing here under auspices of thc Courier News, which will turn its share of receipts over to local charities. In the scrapbooks of the two Oaucl brothers — Joseph and Salvatore — may he seen these comments: "A most unusual .spectacle. It U u ottering at •xtrnordlnarjr merit." — Edmonton Journal. "To describe the Gatici model would he to rob you of the joy a visit would excite." — New York World. "Gaud's exhibit is the most inspiring and Impressive spectacle seen In Chicago." — Chicago Tribune. ''We can't all go to the Holy Land, but If anyont get* th« op- portunity to see Gaud's model, It's the next thing to it." — Detroit Free Press. "Ltves and moves In glorious panorama before your eyes. Whether you're young or old, Interested in history or the marvelous mechanical and artistic effects, you must see this wonderful .spectacle." — Los Angel c* Times. But in the interest of good relations with governments, it said, no U.N. employe should "engage in any active criticism of a government or In any activity which undermines or discredits its authority." It went on: Advice Given "Any direct or indirect activity with a view to the overthrow of a government l:y force, including incitement or advocacy of such overthrow, is one of the gravest forms of misconduct." The board had thin further advice for international civil servants: Hi "Try to understand and be tolerant of different points of view . .. to work without prejudice or See US on I'ngc 10 March of Dimes Drive Is Short The Emergency March of Dimes In Mississippi County fell some S484 short of its goal, according to final receipts announced yesterday hy Elbert Johnson, March of Dimes chairman. A total of $1.516 was donated during the emergency drive which was held from Aug. 16 to Aug. 31, Mr. Johnson said. The county's unofficial goal in the drive was $2,000. Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Warmer this afternoon. MISSOURI — Generally fair through Sunday. Warmer today ana in southeast portion tonight and Sunday. High today In the M>. Low tonight In Uu ft*.

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