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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, LI— NO. 186 Blythevllle Courier Blythcvllle Dnlly News Blythovllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS MONDAY, OCTOBER 81, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Five Hurt In Local Accidents Weekend Crashes Take Toll Five persons were injured, two seriously, in, six traffic mishaps in the Blylheville vicinity over the weekend. Ida Mae Pittman, Blytheville Negro, was still unconscious this morning and listed as critical at Chickasawba Hospital from a head injury suffered In an accident on Highway 61 Saturday night. A Negro boy of Blytheville, Willie Riley, 13, was in serious condition in Blytheville Hospital. He was struck by a car following a two-car collision on Ruddle Road yesterday afternoon. Ida Mae Pittman was injured in a car-truck crash four miles north of Blytheville on Highway 61 at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in which all three persons in the pickup truck, Mr. and Mrs. King Oadberry and Mrs. Gadberry's father, Pred Rigby, also were injured. Concussion Mrs. Gadberry suffered a. broken arm and two broken ribs. She was still in Chickasawba Hospital this morning. Gadberry was dismissed from the hospital yesterday after treatment for cuts and lacerations. Rigby was treated for cuts but, was not hospitalized. Ida Mae was listed as "critical until improvement is shown" by attending physicians. She suffered a brain concussion. She was riding in a car driven by another Blytheville Negro, Johnny McBrlde. State Trooper Ben Gavins reported McBride apparently came upon the rear of a slow4raveling car and swerved into the left hand traffic lane, meeting the pickup truck driven by Mrs. Gadberry headon. Willie Riley was in Blytheville Hospital this morning suffering multiple fractures, contusions, lacerations and abrasions. He was listed as serious bui not critical. The youth was hit when picking up pecans on Ruddle Road by a car driven by Charley Hoy, Blytheville Negro, who was charged in Municipal Court with driving while under the influence of intoxicating beverages. The case was continued to Saturday. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the 1000 block on Ruddle Road when the car, driven by Foy, struck the rear of a car driven by Johnny Sanders of Blythe- vilie, careened across the road and into a ditch, striking the youth. l,eg Broken A Mexican farm laborer. Hino Josa Gregorio, .suffered a broken lep Saturday night when struck on the Air Ba.se road near Go.snell by a car driven by Vernon White. White and a taxicab driven by Doc Privett were meeting on the highway when White's, car struck Gregorio who apparently was walking in the middle of the road, Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken reported. The accident appeared unavoidable, Aiken said. Gregorio. was still in Walls Hospital this morning. A three-car accident occurred on Highway 61 in front, of the Razorback about 12:45 a.m. Sunday when cars, driven by Clarence Crosskno of Blytheville, Rt. 2, Walter Nave of 320 Franklin, and Calvin George of Blytheville Rt. 3, collided. I Another collision at 16th and Harmon Streets yesterday involved Macmillan Urges Russia To Lower News Barriers GOIILINS . . . LURKIN" EVERYWHERE — Space men, Indians and just plain "hants" will be waiting on every street corner tonight, as the spirit of Halloween once again lakes over the city's youngsters. In full costume and getting ready to spring into action are Michael Bruton and Gary Fan 1 , who were participating in a Halloween party this morning, \Cmirier News I'ho to) Molotov Wants Big 4 Talks On Egypt's Future By ARTHUR GAVSHON GENEVA (AP). — - Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov today neared the climax of a campaign by which Russian influence has leapfrogged to Egypt — Africa's gateway. The payoff Molotov is believed to want is a Big Four discussion on the future of the area with the Arabs and Israelis sitting in. That would give the Soviets a voice in Middle Eastern affairs. Israel's Premier Moshe Sharett was to see Molotov today to protest te sale of arms to Egypt by Communist Czechoslovakia. -The New York Times said Is- Ellender Says Price Supports Alone Wont Solve Farm. Problem PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Chairman Ellender (D-La) of the Senate Agriculture Committee said today he saw no chance of the problem of low farm income being solved by Knowland Says Primary Needed if Ike Doesn't Run By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (Ap) — Sen Knowland R-Calif. said today that if President Eisenhower isn't going to run again "the Republican Parly and the counlry are entitled to have suffici- ienl time to make an appraisal of other possible candidates." Knowland, who has been mentioned as a polunlial aspirant for the GOP nomination, said in an interview he Ihinks anybody who wants to be the party standard-bearer ought 10!^°^ rael has been told by a Soviet satellite government that in the event of war Egypt would not honor her obligation to readmit Britain to the Suez Canal '"\se. May Become Friendless The dispatch said the satellite diplomats asserted that unless Israel refrained from choosing sides in the diplomatic conflict arising from Soviet moves irt the Middle East, she might find herself friendless in the event of war. It said the satellite representatives! warned that Israel would be un-i wise to protest too much over the sale of n mis to Egypt. Mnlotov Listened Molotov has used some naked maneuvers of power politics to draw near to the Middle East prize of which the Soviets have long dreamed. The moves have included a supply of Soviet bloc arms and an offer of Russian economic aid to some Arab countries. This has put Molotov in a strong bargaining 1 position at this Big Four conference, which originally was set up to deal with basic affairs of Europ(.The New York Times said Is- Mololoy sat back and listened politely when British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan and Secretary of" State Dulles railed in (urn over the weekend to protest farm price supports alone. This was his view, he said, whether they be high price supports advocated by some leaders of his party, or the Eisenhower administration's flexible supports. Supports under the present system are costing nearly a billion dollars a year. Other Measures Neeedd Supports, Ellender added, must be accompanied by other measures designed to help dispose of surpluses, to control production and to take some land out of production. The chairman gave these views as his committee prepared to start a. second week of hearings in agricultural areas to get farmer views on what might be done to make agriculture more prosperous. Hearing Today A hearing here today on problems of Northwestern wheat growers was preceded by hearings last weekend in grain, cattle, hog and dairy producing areas of the mid- west. Explaining he did not' wish to prejudge results of the hearings— which also will take in the South west, the South and the Northeast — Ellender said one thing stands out from last week's hearings and that is "that neither flexible nor rigid price supports, in themselves, w"' solve the farm problem." ___^__ Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chick Cage Squad Begins Drills Today . . . Hogs' Chances of Good Season Look Brighter . . . Sports . . . Pages 12-13 . . . . . . Regardless of Election City Faces Dilemma . . . Editorial . . . Page 6 ... Can E-stes' Handshaking Win Dixie Democrats' Heart',' . Page 5 ... Lack of Real Issues Should Make 1956 Campaign a Pretty Dull One . . . Page 3 . . . be willing to test his strength in state primaries and conventions. To allow time for campaigning Harry S. Truman and Gov. Averell before such ronu-.sts. he made it: Harriman of New York. clear—although he didn't say so! Should Announce directly — he thinks Eisenhower Sen. Douglas (D-I1I), who has ought 'to announce his intentions announced support of Stevenson] son is "the right man in the right ! for the 1956 nomination, said hej place at the right time for the before the Chicago rally. Another Stevenson supporter, Gov. George AT. Leader of Pennsylvania, said, yesterday Steven- not later than T an. 1. Knowland declined to say whether he will be a caiHidatr if Eisenhower step aside. But lie indicated strongly that if he does de-j cide to run, he may challenge', Gov. Goodwin J. Knight for control i of California's 70-vote delegation j to next year's GOP convention, j Knight said recently that if the; President doesn't run. he will be-j come a "favorite sou" candidate! although he said he wasn't mak- r ing a serious bid for the presiden-; thinks Stevenson might to make a : Democratic party." He spoke in a formal armor cement of his p/-.ns! TV interview. Dulles emerged from an hour long meeting with the Soviet diplomat apparently wHb no apnu'ance the flow of Red arms will be halted. Word was spreading here that Egyptian Premier Grmial Abdel Nasser is thinking of ilying to Geneva after Sliarett leaves tomorrow to present the case of the . . _ 0 - . , _ Arab world to the Big Four. The With MOlOlOY County F B Plans Annual Meeting What to do about the farm situation will be the topic on the tips o£ hundreds of tongues Thursday night when Mississippi County's Farm Bureau chapter gets together for a barbecue and its annual meeting. Annual meeting is the time the *—— chapter adopts its slate of resolu- _ t .. Caruthersville Has Set Plan For Halloween tions which will be forwarded to the state meeting. Thursday's meeting will be held in the Women's Exhibit Building and will get started with a barbecue supper at 7 o'clock. Reports from various FB committees will be made, state convention startegy will be plotted and new officers for 1956 will be elected in other action at the session. Dulles to Dine Moyse Jones Jr. of Memphis and j ttal nomination. Tom Smith of 1619 Harmon. Both ; Worked Tog-ether vehicles were damaged. Knowland and Knight worked to- At 3 p.m. yesterday a three-car collision occurred at Broadway and Chickasawba. Vehicles driven .by Moser Saia- zar of Armorel, Daniel L. Robertson of 431 East Davis and Bill R. Croft of 314 Wilson collided at the intersection. Farmer FoundDeadj^ In Ditch Truman v,ho had said on four' West is disturbed at Nasser's ac- occasions between April and Au- Uon in gra bbing the Soviet arms .ru.st that he would back Stevenson, said in Chicag" Saturday that that he "never told anybody that I Hoover fro Aid Library Fund LOS ANGELES W—Former President Herbert Hoover will be a sponsor for a dinner to raise funds for the Harry S. Truman library being built at Independence, Mo. Prominent California Democrat Edu'in W. Pruiley made the announcement Saturday that the former Republican President will help in the project. Pauley is fund raising chairman for the Truman library commute in the southwest. Const ruction began last spring. JOINER—A whitton fanner was found in a roadside ditch near here would support anybody for the I Democratic presidential nomina .ion." After a hotel visit with Stevenson. Truman said he "advised" Stevenson to announce his candidacy for the 1956 nomination. But See GOP on Page 10 lure. If he conies here he may, without wanting to, find himself arguing on Molotov's side. GENEVA tiPI — Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov invited Secretary of State Dulles and top members of g . , -- ------ - , . , Western policv makers are wor-j the U. S. delegation to dmn with - ried by Ihe Soviet bid for j n - . . him tonisht at his villa. The Amer- flucnce in the oil-rich Middle East: icans accepted, and an area where their air and! The meeting will afford them an sea lanes to Asia and Africa pass.; opportunity for informal discussion They believe the move increases i of the progress of the Big Four con- j th ahvavs high danger of new. lerence and the Middle East situfl-j See MOLOTOV on Page 10 ' lion, | CARUTHERSVILLE — Halloween will be celebrated in a supervised manner in this Missouri town tonight, according to church and school officials. All school children were given free tickets to two local movie theatres today. Remainder of the program: For high school students—a party at the high school. For seventh and eighth graders— a party at South Side School. For younger children—a party ai the Methodist Church which is sponsored by the Methodist, Epsico- pal, Presbyterian and Christian churches. i Direct Travel Link with Red Capital Asked Bv JOHN' HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan urged the Russians today to drop their barriers against news and radio broadcasts and to grant direct air links with Moscow to stimulate travel. Macmillan asserted the issue of free passage of ideas between East and West is more important than i' sometimes appears. He noted there have been "hopeful developments" in the East recently in this respect, but said much more can be done. He observed that: 1. The Russians should "reflect on the fact" that the revolutionary reasons for the barriers now perhaps are outdated. 2. The West will be unable to present its viewpoint so long aa "news from Moscow is carefully edited and controlled and our broadcasts Jammed." 3. Restrictions on travel, including the "artificial ruble rate," almost bars individual visits to the Soviet Union. To Introduce Proposals Macmillan said that later he would introduce proposals to step up freer movement between East and West through direct air links with Moscow. Western airlines have been trying for. years to get landing rights In the Soviet capital. Only a Finnish airline has been granted this right, and that only recently. The British foreign minister spearheaded the Western attempt to get some fruitful discussions under way In the conference which has been bogged down on its principal topic—German reunifica- ton and European security. Macmillan said his government is "most ready to consider ai\ proposal" that would lead to Increased trade and exchange with the Soviet Union. U. g. Secretary of State Dulles also is prepared to challenge the SnvieLs to lower some of the Iron Curtain barriers. The foreign ministers agreed to take up the uestion of the Soviet Union's economic grip on Eastern Europe and the jamming of Western radio broadcasts inside Russia at the outset of today's session. Both sides were reported hopeful that in this field at least some progress could be made toward reconciling East-West differences. Dulles will fly to Madrid tomorrow for talks with Spain's Generalissimo Franci ) Franco, and five clays later will meet Yugoslav President Tito at his Adriatic re- See BIG FOUR on Page 10 . , , . , r i luutiu ill tt lUiiuaiuc uiii^ii iiciii uti t: gcthcr earner to elect a shite of- nj , d d apparentl y of California Republican party «IIK:I-I f epublican p over some who were listed supporters of Vice President Nixon, i Wheeler Gibbs, But Associates snicl they doubted j* 1 *' 1 about 55, was j in Joiner | Thought- He Was Prowler: nut, Associates sani mey uuuuieui—- — -^ ' — > M , . . . this arransement would' conlinouj Saturday. They said he had been \ A / • / \/ ' I I i A ' I I ' ' C i If Knowland bids for the nomina-i drinking. \A/ / f £k K I I I C /I/I I / / I H H H / TP SHOT/ ^fflCin tion and Knisht retains his "fa-! He wns found in a ditch about' ]fy /J £T I \ t L i J /YlLLLLUI tCit/ C JL/Ul Lj/ltLt/ L vorite son" ambitions. i two miles from Joiner. His face / I O^'S'I'KR BAY, N. Y. (AP) — William Woodward Jr., millionaire sportsman ami socialite, siiffiri'iMiiiy ''from! ivus"™" evidence oi°")iiys'ic;ii "vio-; w ' as s l'°l '' ea[ l yesterday by his beautiful blonde wife. Between hysterical sobs she told police Knowland .-.".id he isn't yoing to i *™ Partly in water. tell his future plans until Eisen-J Coroner E. M. Holt s;iid ther hower recovers hi.s hna . to assess the political situation j drown. He MI id exposure would have ( Sen. Ketuuver (D-Tenni told ; i; U- be the cause of death. Democratic rally in Muskegun. j Holt noted, however, that the ; l rt attack to be in a position! lence and that the man didn't; she had mistaken him for a prowler. The death was marked down idenlal pending lurther inve:-. ation" by Nassau County Dist Mich., Saturday night that soundman had a broken hip, which. Holt | A;ty. Frank Gulotta. Republicans in what lie described I said, must have occurred in an un- ! Tilc p ro m j „ n „ t Woodwards, the party's "right wing" arc ".scheming to get President Ei.scn- ; ie, Md., near Washington. D. C..|liome. from his banker father, who died! The ill 1953. The couple also shared an inter- anrl his w j( Cr nothing. Hoxie Suit Jurisdiction Is Settled LITTLE ROCK <Ji—U. S. District Judge Thomas C. Trimble ruled today that he has jurisdiction to try the Hoxie. Ark., school integration controversy. est in big game hunting. On an eA- isuni manner. i ^r^' 'li>' years and the parents! pcdition to India several years ago, The coroner .said clo.se examina- . nf - tv/0 children, had returned j Mrs - Woodward bagged several bower out of office before his term! lion revealed no bruises to the skin j ] lome fi- om a party in honor of the trophies, proving herself to be a the area where the hip was | Duchess of Windsor about Kefauver will be one ot the; broken, lie s;skl Gibbs was on ihe .speakers at a peinomuie meeting| opposite side of the ditch from in Chicago Nov. 17-19 when 195GJ the road. convention plans will be discussed. Both the coroner and sheriff Wil- Also on the program arc Adlaii Ham Berryrnan, who investigated, Hours before the shootins. two trade shot. 1 It double-bav- Returning home at 1 n.ni ins pec. ted the house, found all secure, and went to bed in their s m- The library will cost two million! E. Stevenson, the 1952 presiden-'ruled out foul play, Holt said. dollars. I tial nominee, former President Docket Heavy After Weekend Floyd Abels and Charles Winfrey, judgment. pleaded guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor in state cases heard in Municipal Court. Both were fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Roy Owlngs plended guilty to the same charge and was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail. Charles Howard forfeited bonds on three separate charges of driving without a license, possessing untaxed whiskey and speeding. The bonds were $19.75, $62.50 and $19.75. respectively. Alias warrant* were is- aued. The ca« of Carlton Stites, charged, with assault with a deadly weapon, wa* continued to Nov. 1A for Josh Moore was fined S25 for Negro Woman Shot in Stomach A Negro woman, shot Saturday Voociwarcl. 3u, was the owner of ; the racehorse Nashua. Mis wife, Ann, 32. an ex-mod el in Kansas City and New York, shared his j enthusiasm for racing and was seen with him by millions who watched on television the $100,000 match race in which Nashua beat Swaps, winner of the Kentucky Derby, in Chicaco last Aug. 31. Ilig flainr Hunters Woodward inhfvi'nd Nashua and reckless driving and Lavcrt Srik-; night on Ash Street, was listed as j the famous Eclair stables at Bow- vins forfeited $19.75 n a speeding!-fair" by Walls Hospital officials charge. Jones T. Cngle forfeited a bond of $30.75 on a charge of speeding. . In city cases heard Uus morning, Joe E. Commander was fined $50 and costs after he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. Ponce V. Leopold wns fined $23 and costs and sentenced to one day in jail on a charge of petty larceny, Ramirez Pedro forfeited bond of S3G.75 on a petty larceny charge and this morning. Alpha Mne Arnold, 20, was shot in the lower abdomen about 7 p.m. Saturday night in what t,evi Bratton Jr., claimed was "accidental.'' The. Sheriff s office was holding Brallon today lor investigation. ; Hospital officials said the bullet was removed and the woman was Improving. Bratton, who lives on the Billy Driver farm near Half Moon, gave Alias warrant was issued in this r'lmsclf up to city police after re- Hernandez Caslldo forfeited bond of $36.75 on a petty larceny charge and alias warrant was Issued. turning to his home Saturday nlffht, and wns turned over to county officials. Explosion Rips Oil Refinery WARREN, Pa. i,?,—Fire— started by an explosion and fed by oil- swept a. $500,000 path of destruction through the Seneca division of the United Refining Co. yesterday. The explosion — a blast that rocked the neighborhood and shattered windows — occurred in either a chllllnff tank or the pump house. lip erive h"'; no! been determined relied shotgun that felled Woodward just inside the doorway of hisj ij 0t [ In case ihe ' should come bedroom about 3 a.m. Police arrived at the low, rambling 15-room home on the RO-acrc Woodward estate soon after the shooting. Mrs. Woodward, crying incoherently into the telephone, he kepi a pistol beside his she, the shotgun. tion of the Hoxie schools be dis- thfiy missed. Then the jvidge started immediately hearing an application for a preliminary injunction against three pro-segri'g'.Uion organizations and a group of individuals. The requested preliminary injunc- Freed by Reds HONG KONG '.-P) — Four Americans, including a Fulbrigiit scholar who said she had made a "full confession" of acts against the Communist government, came back from Red China today. They were Mis.s Harriet Mills of Now York, who confessed to "acts inimical to the government of China," the Rev. Armnnd Proulx, 59- ypur-oki Jesuit priest of Lowell, : Mass., Mrs. Nadeshdn Romanoff, • a While Russian who became a nat- j uralized AnieriiMii m lfl.T7, and her J 15-yt>;ir-olri daughter. Irene. Mi^s Mii'.s walked over tile border from Reel China, and the others i arrive:! later on the British f reign t- i ef Hanyimg from Tientsin. Mrs. Woodward later recalled that her husband advised her to shoot first and ask questions later if she .should .see the housebreaker. Violation Charged JERUSALEM ( An Israeli Military spokesman ciiarged Egyptian, troops backed by automatic fire crossed into Israeli territory cast of Gaza Strip today. He said an Israeli unit drove the Egyptians hack across the armistice line. No casualties on the Israeli side were reported. The gun wus a .38 caliber pistol. 1 No one was hurt. watchman, who heard the shots, also notified police. HHd Ills Body The sobbing, hysterical wife was found on the floor holding the Hie- less, unclothed body of her husband in her arms. Police questioned her as she struggled to control her weeping Doctors finally gave her sedatives and forbade, furtl.er questions. From her fragmentary answers and from questioning of others, police put together this story; At tho party for the Duchess of Windsor, given by Mrs. George F. Raker of nearby Locust Valley, both the Woodwards had talked about a prowler being: In the neigh- hnrhoocl. They believed he hurt nl- | ready made two attempts on their | two-car coition Thursday. Educator Killed GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. 1,41—Sister Marie Celeste, 63, head of, the sfiiensc department and dean of women (it Aquinas College since 1947, died In St. Mary's hospital vfsicrday of injuries suffered In ft Weather tion —which on final hearing could be made permanent — would re-[ place a temporary restraining order i issued earlier agaiust interference with the schools. Effect, of a restraining order and an injunction i are similar but courts make a tech- j nical distinction between the two. I The judge held today that he has j jurisdiction in the case since tlie j pro - segregation defendants are | charged with an effort to force vio-1 lation of the U. S. Supreme Court's [ integration decisions. j W. H. Gregory, an attorney for , the defendants, said he would file an exception to the judge's ruling, thus making an appeal possible. Gen. Dean Retires SAN FRANCISCO (/P)—An impressive ceremony at the Presidio marked the retirement today of MaJ, Gen. William F. Dean, Korean War hero, after 32 years in tho Army.. , He has been deputy commander ot Uie tjUi Army. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS —Fair and. warmer this afternoon, increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms <md turning colder late Wednesday. High this afternoon, low to mid 60s; low tonight upper 30s to low 40s. MISSOURI—Fair and warm this afternoon with increasing cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with occasional litjht rain northwest and a few scattered showers east and south Tuesday; colder northwest and \vcs' central Tuesday; low tonight 50 southwest; 35-40 northwest (o upper 40s southeast; high Tuesday 50 northwest to the 70s southeast. Maximum Saturday—60. Minimum Sxinduy—38. Maximum yesterday—58. Minimum this morninx—33. Sunrise tomorrow—6;20. Sunsi'L todny—5:08. Mean icmpnrnturo—^5,5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. rreclpltuUon Jim 1 to date—41.84. This DiilP Last Yrxr Maximum yostrrdny~53. Minimum this mornliiK'—35

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