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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 11, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 170 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dnily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS AT HOLY LAND EXHIBIT — Approximately 200 persons filed through the Holy Land exhibit presented by Joseph and Salvatore Gauci in the Mendes-France After Okay on London Pact PARIS (AP) — Premier Pierre Mendes-France pushed ahead today with his drive for quick National Assembly endorsement of the London agreement to rearm Germany. He claimed an "important majority" would back him tomorrow in the parliamentary vote, which would unseat his government i£ he lost. Seven-Inch Rain Floods Chicago, III. Hundreds Are Homeless As Waters Rise CHICAGO (AP) — Torrential rains dealt devastating blows to Chicago and communities in northern Illinois and northern Indiana over the weekend. Transportation, both rail and highway, communications, and power were disrupted by the early October rainstorm. Rainfalls ranged up to an unofficial 10 inches in some Chicago areas. Hundreds of families were driven from their homes in Chicago, the southwestern suburban area and in the Hammond-Gary area of Indiana. Thousands of homes were flooded as Chicago was pelted with the heaviest ratrifall in nearly 70 years. Water covered highways in many parts of the storm belt. Trajn service on four major railroads was halted by waters from the Chicago River which overflowed tracks at the big Union Station. A tieup of many Chicago industrial plants was in prospect after a quarter of the main source of electric generating capacity was knocked out. River Reversed The flow of the Chicago River. Which runs through the center of the city, was reversed for five hours last night to halt the flooding of buildings on the edge of the downtown district. Damages from the storm were estimated unofficialy as high as 10 million dollars. But some city officials said an accurate estimate could npt be made Immediately. Oov. William G. Stratton ordered heads of the Illinois National Guard, state police and state highway system to survey the flood situation for possible emergency action. The Coast Guard. Red Cross, police and city street employes worked around the clbclt to alleviate the flood situation. Many streams in the northern part o! the state were nearing flood stage. The rains pelted the chicagoland area for nearly 30 straight hours ; starting about 5 p.m. Saturday and ending around 10 p.m. yestei- day. The official rainfall measured more than 6 inches. The 5.57 inches in 24 hours was the heaviest for a 24-hour period in Chicago since 1885 .Yesterday's weather was fair ly mild, with temperatures in the 60s. Partly cloudy, with a chance of a few showers, was today's forecast. Communities in northern Indiana in the Hammond-Gary area — were hit hard by the storm. The Hammond area was declared in a state of emergency by Mayor Vernon Anderson. Several towns in northern Illinois, where the Illinois River was reported near flood stage, reported rainfalls of from 4 to 6 inches. Hundreds of persons were evacuated from their homes in southwestern suburban areas as well as in the Hammond area, which is about 20 miles southeast of Chicago. The Little Calumet and Wolf Lake overflowed in the northern Indiana region. In the Hammond Britain's top delegate to the U. N. j French opinion." area, all residents of Munsler— i General Assembly prepared a list some 5,000—were aleried to move. I Ql searcn | nfi . questions today to test Highland. Whiting Robertsdale and , sincent of new Russi]in dis . southeast Gary also were battling soumeasi * i armament proposals which appear "to meet some Western demands. The British delegation chief, Minister of State Selv/yn Lloyd, led off the speaking list as the Assembly's 60-nation main Political Committee launched its disarmament } debate. The debate, expected to continue for about two weeks, links a Brit- i ish-Fronch plan ac! copied in principle last June by the j United States with a similar proposal offered the U.N. ten cie.ys ago by Russia's Andrei Y. Vishin- Nine cases were brought before j s ky. Municipal Court this morning in-' eluding four charges of driving [ while intoxicated and three] charges of speeding. ! Harvey Brinkley was fined $100 and costs nnd sentenced to 24 » \ building: formerly occupied by Planters Hardware. The exhibit will be open daily from 1 to 5 and 7 to 11 p.m. (Courier News Phito) ASSIGNED HERE—Lt. Charles E. Sell, Jr., is to be assigned here as assistant project engineer at Blytheviile Air Force Base. He is to report in about two weeks, Little Rock District Corps ol Engineers has reported. A graduate of West Point, he was stationed at Pusan, Korea, for 15 months. Soviet Sincerity On A-Proposc!s Is Tested UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. >.fl — floodwaters. The Chicago River rose five feet last night before engineers reversed the flow. The overflow poured into the Union Station basement, the See FLOOD on Page 2 Municipal Court Gets Seven Traffic Cases * The National Council of the powerful Socialist party, which holds 105 seats in the 027-member Assembly, scheduled a meeting tonight to set the faction's policy on the nine-power proposals. Disapproval The National Committee of another major assembly group, the Popular Republican Movement iMRP). disapproved the London accords yesterday but left their Deputies' Committee a final decision on how the. 88 Assembly members from the party should vote. The MRP, whose leaders include former Foreign Ministers Robert Schuman and Georges Bidault, had led the unsuccessful fight for Assembly approval of the European Defense Community (EDO. The party contends that the London proposals do not contain enough of the international control of German rearmament which EDC would have provided. Split The Socialist council who had backed EDC and expelled three top leaders from the party who voted against that treaty. A 50-50 split in the party's deputies on the EDC vote was one of the factors in its rejection in August. Mendes-France apparently anticipates a sizable hacking from the Socialists and MRP, • no matter what their party commands decide. The Premier is certain of solid opposition from the Assembly's 100 Communists and fellow travel- era. Agreement Seen Mendes-France voiced his confident expectations yesterday in speech at Pont Saint-Pierre, in his native Normandy. He told his audience "a large area of agree* ment has appeared" in the Assembly debate on the London agreements. "It is particularly refreshing to note not only that the debate took place in an atmosphere of conciliation and dignity," he said, "but also—and above all—that an important majority has now appeared which is ready to agree on an issue which had so deeply divided Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chisks anil Paps Face Tough Foes Tills Week . . . Game and Fish News . . . County Teams Have Full Grid Schedule This Week . . . Sports . . . pages 10 and II ... . . . Settlement in Trieste . . . Editorials . . . pafc I! ... . . . Peace, Purso Issue in Illinois . . . One of a Scries on Key CampaiRli Trends . . . pace 5 . . . N'e\v German Army Beins liesisve-l for Atomic War . . . page 7 ... Hazel Swings Slowly Along In Caribbean But Some Islands Are Threatened By Hurricane MIAMI, Fla. W 1 )—Hurricane Hazel iwung slowly into a critical position today where for the first time larg'e land areas were under direct threat from the violent, six-day- old storm. The giant tropical disturbance changed course from Its previous west-northwesterly path and struck oft toward the northeast during the night. It was moving slowly, at only about eight miles an hour, with peak winds of 115 miles i hour whirling around its center. At 10 a. m., it was centered 750 miles southeast of Miami, Threat to Islands The Negro Republic of Haiti on the Island of Hlspanola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, was under direct threat Port An Prince, the Haitian capital, was 220 miles to the northeast of the- center. "Hurricane winds should be fell in Haiti during the day unless the storm again comes to a halt 01 changes course," said Leonarc Pardue, meteorologist in the Miami Weather Bureau. "More important to Haiti is the probability that torrential rains ii iUs mountains will cause serious floods. Most of Haiti's cities anc towns are in valleys protected from the wind but wide open to flood-waters rushing down out the nils." A slight change in course, and this is possible with the .slorn moving so slowly, would carry the wind-and-water threat to eastern Cuba, where the biggest city if Santiago de Cuba and, farthei east, the U. S. Navy hns a base at Guantanamo Bay. The northeasterly course woult place Florida and the western Bahama. 1 ; in the clear if it is con tinned. A more northerly course would carry the threat to the cen tral Bahamas, nnd a swing back to its old northwesterly course would bring a storm alert to Flo rida. Ea.stern Jamaica, too, may fee gale force winds but only a chang of course would take full hurrican winds to that British Caribbean Figure on Federal Security Removals Raised to 1743 Official Count lsUpl,314 Since March WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration today raised to. 1,743 its official :ount of federal workers fired ir resigned with subversive lata in their files. The figure vas up 1.314 since last March. The number was reported by the livil Service Commission as of nst June 30 and covered the period ince President Eisenhower's new ecurity program went into effect .lay 28, 1953. The count has become a hot political issue. Vice President Nixon has said •epeatedly the administration has removed "Communists, fellow ravelcrs and security risks" from he government, payroll, "not by he hundreds but by the thousands." Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell hns challenged Nixon to name a single Communist et out under the program. Mitchell contended Nixon Is lumping real subversives With such persons as ioose talkers and drunks. Total: 2,611 The new tabulation listed the 1.743 "separations" ns cases In which the employes' services were 'terminated." or who resigned, with their files containing "infor- nation indicating, In varying degrees, subversive activities, subversive associations, or membership in subversive organizations." Altogether, the new tabulation showed 2,811 cases of "termination for Information under B (A)." That reference was to the section of the Eisenhower security program covering such matters as sex perversion, felonies and misdemeanors, and all other types of derogatory material, along with information relating to subversion. Under the same "8 (A)" heading 4,315 were reported as having resigned before determination of their cases. That total of 6,929 separations compared with 2,480 reported last March. The first figures put out In tubular form last March 1 showed only 2,427 off the government payroll under the security program, 383 of them under the subversive section. The table, however, did not Include Defense Department Humes, which came in a couple weeks later. No Distinction The Elsenhower security program substituted for one Unit had been in. effect under the Truman administration. Unlike the prcvl- Scc SECUniTY on Page 2 Stevenson Sees Shift To Demos I'REl'AJIATION FOK RED FEATHER KICKOFF — Harvey Morris (second from left), Community Chest fund campaign chairman, goes over some details with ills fellow workers prior to the kick-off dinner to be held tomorrow nlnht at 0:30 p. in. at Hotel Noble. Aiding in the prepara- tions arc, left to right, Worth Holder, Mr. Morris, John Caudill, Mrs. Shelburno Brewer, Aubrey Boyd, and Toller Buchanan. Volunteer workers will receive soliciting instructions and work kits at the dinner for opening the campaign. Wednesday. (Courier News 1'hoto) G.B.SegravesJr. Dies Suddenly Death Follows By 15 Days Demise Of His Father OSCEOLA graves, .Ir. — George Basil Se- 41, prominent Stlltt- Kart lawyer, died suddenly nl the home of his mother here about 7:40 yesterday morning. His death came Just 15 days after the: passing of his lather, a civic and religious leader In the community. He had bi'cn spending week-ends here helping to settle his father's estate. Mr. Segravcs was born In Osccola and was graduated from Osce- old High School in 1920 at the age of 15. He was the youngest graduate In the history of the. school. He attended Southwestern In Memphis and rcceivod his law degree from the University of Arkansas. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Before entering Army service during World War II, he was u travelling repre.sontallve of the Office of Price Administration. Following his discharge Irom the Army he practiced law In .Stuttgart and lias served as deputy prosecut- lr\K attorney for Arkansas County. Ili: was a member of the Arkansas County Bar Association and thu Arkansas Bar Association. He was a member of the Stuttgart Methodist Church and of the Stuttgart Rotary Club. Survivors Mr. Sogravcs is survived hy his wife ami two chMdn.-n, Georg Potential Payroll: $1,500 Weekly Tool and Die Firm Is Ready to Move Officials of Hie BlylhovUle Tool and Die Co., Blythe- villc's newest industry, today wore completing plans for moving from their temporary quarters, at the air base into their ALBUQUERQUE MM—Adlal Ste vcnson said last night he had "noted a tremendous swing toward thi: j rjasil Segravcs 111 and Joyce Se- Democratlc party." [graves of Stuttgart; his mother. "" ' Mrs. Lucy Pulllam Kcgravcs; 11 sister, Mrs. Wuync Oilman ot Conway, ami a brother, II. A. Se- Crump Still Critical MEMPHIS, Tenn. W) — Edward Hull Crump, the 80-year-old man who has boon the political "boss" in Memphis for nearly 50 years, remained in critical condition to- dny. He has been under treatment at his home for severe heart disease. He was listed as "critically, ill" last Wednesday. Successive hulle- tins by his physicians have all said "weaker." I think the Democrats will win control of the House by 30 or 40 seals," lie said. The 1952 Democratic presidential '.Braves of Oseuulii. nominee said he could not speculate | Funeral services were conducted on his party's chances In the Sen-| from the First Methodist. Church •Uc in the November election "as to j of O.sccola at JO n. ill. today by the the numbers but I think the Dwno- [ (lev. W. 0. KcrnMlns. .Ir., pastor. new home al 2012 West Main St. * * * , Central Metals Is Set to Move Plant to Bo In Production Within 60 Days BlylhavUle'K new Industry, Central Metal Products Co., will move Into j Its new $250,000 homo this weekend, company officials have announced. "We will move Into the new build- in K Oct. 10 and 17 and expect to foe in production within 00 days," Jmnes Giitlin, plant manager, told the Courier News. The inetnl firm, which manufactures metal trim for' automobiles and home appliances, has been in production in Uwi muliv hangar iit, the air base since lust June while construction of Its new home on South Elm Street was bring completed. Hiring of personnel for the new factory has already started and as of Friday n total of -18 persons had been employed. .At full production, the plant IK expected to hire about, 2f>0 persons. High Court Pays Tribute to Jackson with striking Roland Hunt with his ai^omobile Saturday afternoon on ij^juth Lake street. ceived bruises WASHINGTON '.-?;— Brief memo- near the home of his secretary, rial services were planned by the {Mrs. Ei.sie Douglas, he went to Supreme Court today in tribute to jher apartment seeking help and Justice Robert H. Jackson, who i died there shortly after the ar- Mr. Hunt re-Uied of a heart attack Saturday, i rival of his phvsician, Dr. Hill the head and He was 62. i Carter. leg. according to police reports. John Jones was fined S100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail on a charge of driving while intoxicated while Carry Regan and Thomas Ross forfeited bonds of $122.25 and $123.75 respectively on similar charges. Forfeiting $19.75 bonds were Paye Kennedy and Kobert Bradshaw on speeding charges and Roosevelt Ross for misuse of driver's license while August Strawther forfeited $10 speeding bond. W. L. Gates! forfeited $36.75 bond on a charge of smoking in bed. Flooded Airport 'Open' CHICAGO OT—Pour feet of floodwaters on the runways of Howell Airport near the suburban Blue Island didn't quite shut down operations. A seaplane landed to scout the are*. It was probable thp court would cancel arguments scheduled to be heard today. Jackson had been a part of the official life of the capital for 21 years and a Supreme Court justice for 13. He had suffered a light heart attack last March. Brought to Washington by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he was the solicitor general who argued before the Supreme Court the validity of much of the sweeping leg- Fied M. Vinson. Nurne.s first mentioned Included those of retiring Gov. Thomas E. Dcv/ey of New York and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, but associates of the President dist a i counted the likelihood of either The body will lie in state . funeral home until noon tomorrow. '™' n , bel " K named ' Services will be held in Washing: T "I 1 ™ 1 "™. w " c ton (Episcopal, * would bc choscn islation days. of the early New Deal He won international recognition years later when he took leave from the Supreme Court to serve as chief U.S. prosecutor at the War Crimes trials of major Nazis at Nuernberg after World War II. He had driven to Washington from his home at nearby McLean, Cathedral at 3 p.m. tomorrow, conducted by the j Rev. Alfred St. John Matthews of i St. John's Episcopal Church of I McLean and the venerable Albert JH. Lucas, Episcopal archdeacon oi Maryland. The body will be taken to Jamestown, N.Y., Jackson's home, with burial on Wednesday at Frewsburg N.Y. Jackson's colleagues on the Supreme Court will serve as honorary pallbearers at the Washington services. The was no solid speculation as to the man President Eisenhower would name to succeed Jackson in what will be his second appointment to the high court. Elsen- Va., Saturday to shop and go to hower named Warren a year ago his office. Stricken while driving to succeed the late Chief Justice that no one be chosen until after the President returned to Washinton next weekend from Denver, Born At Spring Creek, Pa., Jackson grew up in the Jamestown area and attended Albany (N.Y.) Law School for one year. He began practice without obtaining a law degree. Coming to Washington at 41, he served successively as chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Bureau, solicitor general and attorney general before Roosevelt named him to the Supreme Court in October 1941. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Irene G. Jackson of McLean, son, Wtliam E. Jackson of New York City, and a daughter, Mrs Mary G. Bowdbin Cralghlll Jr. of McLean, crats will take control." He spoke at a press conf'-'miu: during a brief stop here on his way to Taos. N.M.. where he plans to spend five days at the ranch of atcphen Mitchell, the Democratic national chairman. Jr. Graveside .services were to be conducted In Stuttgart at 3 this afternoon by tin: Hev. Young Wai- ace, pastor of t-he. SUtttgart Presbyterian Church. Swift Funeral Home is in charge of nrrange- Aclive pallbearers were Larry Before coming to Albuquerque, j Smmr?[ Arthur M acorn. Tommy Mc- and Joe Rhoades of Stevenson told Arizona Democrats ] ^^^ Nelson A. M. Hayes, Kiiy- • " fund-raising dinner in ; moml ^UaVs, and Cl Phoenix: ; 0 f Stuttgart, "In addition to casting a critical ] o.sceola. eye upon the Republican party,) i-ionorary pallbearers were mem- the voters should examine the rec-j bcrs of the Arkansas County Bar ord of the Democratic party as the >. Association and members of the minority party in Congress." [ Stuttgart Rotary Club. The Democrats, he said, "took [ • the lead in exposing deficiencies oi the 'new look' in the defense program" and "fought staunchly and in most parts successfully to take the monopoly aspects out of the Atomic Energy Act revision." Officials of the company, a dlvis- of the K-Vun Machine and Tool Co., Indianapolis, Ind., announced yesterday that they had leased the building formerly occupied by the Orapctlo Bottling Co., nnd would move Irom their present location In the main hangar at the Air Buse next Weekend. Came In July The new tool company came to Blytheville last July and set up shop In the same hangar building with the Central Metal Products Co. While It Is a separate concern, the Kny-Vnn subsidiary was brought to Blythevllle by Central Metal for the purpose of making tools which the metal company will use In the manufacture of metal .stripping for automobiles and home appliances. Dues Other Work Dlythcville Tonl and Die Company is operated by Hubert and Malcom Hale. While the tool company was brought here primarily for the purpose of making tools for Central Metal, it will also do contract work for other concerns, Hubert Malcom stated. In Us Blytheville operation, the firm will employ between 10 and 12 men, Mr. Hale stated, with about 50 per cent of the labor to be skilled. At peak production, Mr. Hale siihl, the firm will have n weekly payroll o( approximately $1,500. President Gets Report On GOP Senate Race DENVER CAP) — President Eisenhower arranged another political conference today lo receive a report on ft phase of the Republican campaign to keep control of Congress. Autry Slated For Program L. H. Autry of Burdctte Is one of a panel which will participate in the Sixth Arkansas Congrc.s.sion- 1 al Forum in Little Rock on Nov. EJ and 10. .State Representative Autry, long a fonder in Arkansas' lower house, will join with Senator John Mc..~ v .- ,.., .— .cicllan and J. W. Futbrlght In dl.s- sas Supreme Court today said that | cuss t nK political matters before the only the Legislature has authority stftte ' S top Indu.strallsts and busi- to dispose of .valuable property owned by the state near Hot Springs. The unanimous decision reversed a ruling of! Chancery Court, second division, which said that the Resources nnd Development Commission had such pow- Court- Says State Can Sell Plant LITTLE ROCK The Arkan- ers. The property, Including 31 acres and a partly completed Industrial plant, was given to the state by WcfttlnghouAe Electric Corp., jn Dec 30, 1&53 after the company changed plans which had led to start the construction. 8,000 at FFA Convention KANSAS CITY </H — Farm youths from all the 48 states and Hawaii gathered here today for the 27th annual convention of the Future Farmers of America. For the 8,000 expected for the four-day convention the event will m.irk the highlight of their year's nativities In vocational agriculture projects. SUrtiiig the final wt;ek of his Colorado v/ork-a nil-play vacation, the President scheduled a meeting with Hen. Frank Barrett, Wyoming Republican. From Barrett, Elsenhower was to get the latest word on the campaign progress of the party's candidate for the U. S. Senate, from Wyoming, Rep. William Henry Harrison. Former Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney, defeated by Barrett in 1952, is Harrison's Democratic opponent in a close race. Full details on Eisenhower's plans to step up his personal campaign for election of another OOP- led Congress in November may be disclosed at the Denver White House this week. He plans a farm speech somewhere in the Midwest, possibly in Illinois or Indiana, and another major campaign address in the Washington area, but there has been no official announcement on the place or date of either talk. HLs final address of the campaign will be a "get out the vote" speech election eve, Nov. 1, probably from Washington. Murray Snydcr, White House press secretary, said the reaction of the public and OOP leaders to the President's nationwide television-radio address Friday night continues to be "generally very favorable." In that speech, Eisenhower en- visioned a "cold war of partisan politic. 1 ;" breaking out in Washington if the Democrats recapture control of Congress. In reply, Sen. Lyndon Johnson anil Rep. Sam Rayburn, Texas Democrats who lead the minority See EISENHOWER. <>" I'agc 2 Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday; .scattered tlumdershowers extreme north and widely scattered mostly afternoon thundershowcrs elsewhere. MISSOURI—-Considerable cloudiness mis afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; .scattered showers and thunderstorms; locally severe thunderstorms with heavy ruin and strong winds northwest nnd extreme north this afternoon and tonight. Minimum Sunday—55. Maximum Saturday—88. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunrise tomorrow—6:03. Sunset today—5:31. . , Mean temperature (midway between hlRh and low)—72. Prrcipltntlon last 48 hours to 7 a.m. today--none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this data — 27.31. This Date I.nst Year Maximum yeflterday~87. Minimum this morning—53, Precipitation January 1 to ttatt — i

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