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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMB DOUWANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI fclythevllle Her»Id. Mississippi Valley Leader VOL. LI—NO. 188 Blythevllle Courier Blythcville Dally New« BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS US to Set Up Antarctic Activity Unit Admiral Byrd To Have Charge Of Planning By C. VATES McDANIEL WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing U. S. interest in the South Polar region has developed tentative government plans for a "permanent unit for antarctic activity." Retired Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, a Veteran of polar expeditions, was designated today ns "officer in over-all charge" 01 all U.S. antarctic activi'' jes and was directed to prepare plans for a permanent program. The disclosure was made in a letter to Byrd signed by Reuben E. Robertson, deputy secretary of defen.se. Robertson said he was acting" by dirrection of President Eisenhower on the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Navy. Byrd told a radio audience in September the area "is becoming more and more important where world strategy is concerned." He noted that the Soviet Union already claims "a good deal" of antarctic territory. He also advocated the establishment of permanent human settlements there. No Claim Made Although the United States has sponsored several expeditions to Antarctica — and Is starting another this year — it never has made any claim to territory there. It likewise has never recogniezd any claims made by other countries which have sent expeditions tr the frozen wastes. The Defense Department, making public Robertson's letter to Byrd, gave no indication that any territorial claims are planned now. Filing 1 of such claims would be a logical development, however, in a long-range permanent program. Byrd earlier had been designated officer in crmrge of the expedition beins started this fall in preparation for the International Geophysical year 1957-58. To Advise Men—View with Alarm- Band together, men, or you'll fall victims to these latest creations of California's men's clothing designers. They were recently unveiled at a sliow in Palm Springs. The one at left is a sport shirt that focuses your attention on the neckline — if you aren't blinded first. Its design is taken from an optical illusion pattern used by graphic arts designers and physicists. The frilly number at right by Val Desco is called a "bosom shirt." la cotton and silk it has polka-dot ruffles in crimson or blue. One model repeats the polka dots on the cuff. Shirt is supposed to be worn with a tuxedo. A maroon velvet tux, that is. California Primary Likely To. Provide Test for Adlai By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Adlai E. Stevenson may put most of his primary eggs in a California basket in his expected race for the 1956 Democratic presidential nomination. Stevenson is reportedly ready to announce his candidacy at a caucus of Illinois Democrats in connection with a three-day national party rally beginning in Chicago Nov. 17. While he probably will not be* prepared to discuss campaign details then, associates said Stevenson has decided to enter selected primaries, of which the June 5 California contest, could be the most critical. The former Illinois governor won the 1952 nomination' without ven-i luring into contested state primaries. But friends said he ' recog- He was instructed to advise andlnizes the necessity of fighting it help other government ngencie? in the preparation o'f any laws that might be necessary to \set up a "permanent unit." within the government to coordinate antarctic matters. He will exercise wide pervfsion over politic;! 1, scientific and legislative aspects of U. S. activities in the antarctc. The icebreaker Glacier left Norfolk, Va., yesterday as the lead vessel of the current U. S. expe- See U.S. on Page 10 be out next year with soirle other potential aspirants for the nomination and welcomes the chance to show \vhnt V can do as an intensive campaigner. Will Pick Battlefields However, the Stevenson strategists will pick their own battle-1 fields. They intend to pass up the! March 13 New Hampshire pri-! mary, where Sen. Estes Kefauver I of Tennessee trounced President j Truman before the latter an-! nounced in 1952 that he wasn't running again. Kef auver, who reiterated today he hasn't made up his mind whether to run next year, can be expected to enter the New Hampshire ]ists. His friends also are eyeing the April 3 Wisconsin primary, the May 8 Ohio test and possibly the May 29 Florida contest. The word I'rom the Stevenson Van Buren to Fight School Integration VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — The Van Buren School Board, after a closed session "last -night, announced "that it would "fight" a suit filed in U. S. District Court at Fort Smith seeking to force racial integration in public schools here. Nov. 11 Set As Dismissal Date for Ike Eisenhower Has Date with Mitchell Today By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITII DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower's doctors, satisfied with his recovery progress, have picked Nov. 11 — one week from Friday — as a target date for letting him out of the hospital. The tentative decision, subject to leviett' at a full scale medical consultation this weekend, was made known by the White House as the President, arranged to confer today with Secretary of Labor Mitch- pi!. Mitchell is the eighth Cabinet officer (o come to Denver for a hospital conference with Eisenhower j-ince the chief executive's Sept. 24 heart attack. The other two members of the Cabinet — secre- :ary of Commerce Weeks and Secretary of We '"are Folsom — may visit him here next week. James' C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said Fitzsimohsj Army Hospital physicians have discussed with both the President ind Mrs. Eisenhower their tentative plans to let him fly back to Washington Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Awaits Conference Hagerty told a news conference .ate yesterday "it's a good guess" Britain Quits Plan for Buffer Zone in Europe By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Highly placed Western officials at the Big Four conference said today the British government, in response to American urging, has abandoned its plan for an East- West buffer zone as it was originally put forth. 44 Aboard Killed As Airliner Falls In Colorado Field By CORDON G. GAUSS those plans wl there will be hold. But he added no final decision Long Docket Scheduled For Court camp is that he will permit his name to gi on Land Leveling Show at Manila MANILA — A demonstration land-leveling equipment wiJJ sponsored by the West Mississippi County Soil Conservation District at 9 a.m. Friday nt the Bill Brown farm located one mile south of Manila on State Hi^hwav 77. The demonstration will give farmers an opportunity to observe available soil moving machines in! Podges of party organization sup- operation and get a better idea ot P° rt - but> wi!1 stav out of Oh i° ~~ J their particular needs in farm equipment. Some 20 pieces of farm machin- i son entry into Florida, where Ke- erj' will be shown at the demonstra- | fauver got only 5 of the state's 24 tion which is open to the public, convention votes in 1952. But un- Refreshmems will he served at the less both go in there, Stevenson's major collision with Kefauver and other hopefuls now appears likely to come in C lifornia. Only Aspirants Since Gov. Averell Harriman of New York has said he won't en- A lengthy docket before the fall -+ J. J. Izard. president of the boai-d, did not specify just what resistance the board contemplated but he said that the board's attorneys would be appointed at later date. The suit was Hied Oct. 28 behalf of 19 Negro students by attorneys for the NationEil Association for the Advancement of Colored people. The Van Buren board and School term of Chickasawba District Cir- Supt. Everett Keliey were named cuit Court, criminal division, Judge > as defendants. Charles W. Light presiding, brought the following pleas during the opening session: Benny Joe Rogers, carnal abuse, plea of guilty to assault and battery, fined $25 and costs. Coy Wolford, plea of guilty to t'be' Mi'rch M "««"«»• «*«*: F ™ nk »» Pen- Minnesota ballot, where he has Wisconsin. There is some talk of a Steven- nington plea of guilty to burglary; Don Pennington, plea of guilty to burglary. Jeffry Johnson, charged with burglary, plea of not guilty. . Edwin Shelton, plea of guilty to charges of forgery and uttering; Joe Reed plea of guilty to charge of burglary, Billy Branch, plea of guilty to burglary; James Ma this, plea of not guilty £o burglary charge. James N. Moore, charged with burglary and grand larceny, plea i of guilty; Larry Gilbert, Presley, ! plea of guilty to burglary and grand Garni; Cancelled In other action, the board cancelled a scheduled football game with Joplin, Mo., Nov. 11. Coach Clair Bates, commenting on the cancellation, said, "We've! dcicded that since the suit, was I brought up, it would be best play only segregation teams unti the case is settled." Van Buren already has fulfillec its scheduled game with Fnyctte ville, a team also with Negroe. on its squad. Supt. Keliey said that it was from publicity about cancellations with Fayetteville by other teams that it was learned Joplin had a bi-racial squad. Joplin and Fayetteville played last week. Tiie board also accepted the resignation of U. S. Marshall Jaj Neal who had served on the boare until the hospital doctors and the President's physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, have conferred this weekend with Dr. Paul Dudley White, noted Boston heart specialist. White will arrive Saturday or Sunday for his foUrth examination o f the President since he was stricken. At the time of his last visit, Oct. 22, White said Eisen- lower would be able to leave the lospital sometime in the Nov. 512 period if his recovery continued to go as well as it has. The possible time of discharge was narrowed a good bit yesterda\ when the White House announcet that President Carlos Castillo Ar mas of Guatemala will visit Eisen hower at the hospital, Nov. 9, i week from today. To Take Rest When he does travel back East Eisenhower will remain in Washington for a few days nf rest be fore going on to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., for further convnl? cense. The farm is 85 miles north of Washington. Mrs. Eisenhower will observe her 60th birthday Nov. 14. and Hagerty said there's been discussion of having the President and the First Lady arrive at Gettysburg in time to celebrate the anniversary there. LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A four-engine DC6B New York-to-Seattle United Air Lines plane crashed on the windswept northern Colorado plains last night in near freezing weather, killing all 44 persons aboard. The disaster was the airline's* second in this area within a month. Unlike the UAL crash which [ killed persons Oct. 6 when likely to fight it out at the ooxos. Stnf.e Aity. Gen. Edmund G. Brown California's top Democratic vo;^ get'or, is budy or<ianizinq; a Sec STEVENSON on Page JO WINXER — Elizabeth Brister, daughter of Mr. untl Mrs. V. M. Brisier. Rt. 3, is district 4-H winner in leadership, the Agricultural Extension office in I ''tie Rock announced today. She was named secretary of the state 4-H Council this summer, and is County Council president. She's a six- year veteran of 4-H work. (Courier News Photo) Lsr any primaries, Stevenson andj larceny "efjiuvrr appear to be the onlvi ....„;' „ , . ' . , i since 1937. Nenl explained that he i-Kpirants with nation-wide appeal Will Walkpr charged with assault did not fcel he Jd riRljtfl iiiv •»"" ^XX^JK —" ^ "•"« «"" "» '""' mons issued for bondsman. "oiirt while 1 Harold Vowell, plea of guilty to! ,.., , T ~ i oh K?^sr™™? ZKJ\ ™™ '*»"™ ° M ^ «™ ->* h of not guiltv. James Taylor Bloate and Edgai Giv?,n. charged with robbery, entered pleas of guilty. Cases Heard in Court Robert A. Crompton was fined $200 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail in Municipal Court ihis morning after he pleaded guilty to charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Elbert Wilson was fined 510 on a speeding charge. In a state case, George R. Murley's hearing on a charge of driving while under the inflence of intoxicating liquor was continued to Friday. Bond was set at $150. Murley is also to face a charge of resisting arrest in court on Friday. Bennie Williams forfeited bond of $19.75 on n charge of having an improper vehicle license. Halloween Burglars Are Still Sought HAYTI—Pemiscot County authorities revealed today that no arrests have been made in connection with the Halloween robbery of $3,300 from ft HfiyM woman Monday night. Two armed men, wearing false faces, knocked on the door of a Haytl home at 10:30 Halloween night. . When Mrs. Sarnh PrnncM Viy»- reet opened the door, ttu men lord- ed their way In and opened a safe In which she kept her savings, authorities said. * A law enforcement officer said yesterday afternoon, "The men hat! apparently looked over the house beforehand and knew where the money was kept." The men. who appeared to be about 30, addressed each other as, "Charlie" and "Mack", authorities Willie Gene Daniels, plea of guilty to charges of burglary and grand larceny; Herschel M. Gordien, plea of guilty to charges of forging antl uttering. Jesse Lee Gardner, plea of guilty to charges of burglary and grand larceny. Albert Gracia charged with receiving stolen property entered plea See COURT on Page 10 Son Questioned In Attack on Dad R. B. Atchley of Wilson. Rt. 1, was reported improving today from shotgun wounds suffered Saturday, according to Deputy Sheriff Dave Young. Young said Atchley's 14 year old son, L. B., told the deputy he shot his father.. Atchley was listed as improving by Kennedy Veterans Hospital officials today. Young said the shooting incident occurred at the Atchley residence on the Dr. N. B. Ellis farm near Richardson Landing. He said the boy shot his father during a family quarrel In which the father threatened Mrs. Atchley with a .22 caliberr Ifle. Investigation is continuing and a quoted Mn. Vlmeet w uylng. bearing will be held. Young said. pending: in fodera expires next year. Refused Students Keliey .said Fort Smith had fused to accept 21 Negro students from Van Buren this year because of crowded conditions. However, he said the Van Buren School District Ls paying tuition for 14 students at the Fort Smith Negro high school. Van Burcn's sole school for Ne- gores has classes from the first through the ninth grades. The superintendent said 84 students presently are attending that school which Is staffed by three teachers, one of whom also serves as principal. The total district enrollment is 2,610, he said. Manila Woman Hurt in Wreck Mrs. Ed Brown of Rt. 2, Manila, was reported resting comfortably in Blytheville Hospital this morning after being injured in an auto accident yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Brown was In a car with her daughter, Mrs. Sybil. Foster en route to Armorel when Mrs. Foster lost control of the car on a curve. The resultant plunge Into a dilch :ft Mrs, Brown with extensive accretions or the scalp and possible •hc.st Injuries. Mrs. Foster was reported unhurt. Legion Post Endorses Fluoridation Dud Cason American Legion Post last night went on record as favoring fluoridation of Blytheville's water. plane smashed into Medicine Bow Peak, near Laramie, Wyo., this accident happened over comparatively level country a few miles east of the Colorado Rockies. The Medicine Bow Peak crash was the worst commercial air lines disaster in United States history from the standpoint of lives lost. Chief Gilbert R. Carrel of the Colorado Highway Patrol said he was advised an explosion occurred on the plane before last night's crash. Strewn Over Mile Wreckage and bodies were strewn for a mile over a plowed field and a pasture six miles east of Longmont. The. scene was about 32 miles north of Denver's city limits and about 30 miles east oi scenic Rocky Mountain National Park. The crash time was fixed at 9:03 p.m. EST by Jake Heil, fann- er on whose land the wreckage was scattered. The plane left Denver about 10 minutes earlier and was 20 minutes behind schedule. United Air Lines reported. A company official said H was on course toward Cheyenne, Wyo. He said the DCGB had a cruising- speed of about 300 m.p.h. and was capable of carrying 64 passengers. 3S Passengers Thirty-eight of the victims were passengers, including two UAL stewardesses on vacation. The crew consisted of Cnpt. L. H. Hall, pilot; 1st officer D. A. White, cot: S. F. Arthur, pilot-engineer; ind Peggy Peridicord and Jacque-i ine Hinds, stewardesses, all of Se-| ittle. ... i The flight No. 629, originated hv New York at noon anti made a • stop at Chicago before it landed in Denver. It was due to stop in Portland before completing the trip at Seattle. Jury Hands Out 21-Year Term Maximum Fixed In Carnal Abuse Case in Court Here It took the jury only 20 minutes today to arrive at a verdict of guilty in the carnal abuse trial or Perry Todd of near Gosnell. The jury returned a verdict of guilty a few minutes before noon and sentenced Todd to 21 years in the state penitentiary — maximum penalty under the law. The Circuit Court jury had heard testimony and statements of attorneys for a day and-a-half before tiiking Uie case to te jury room about 11:30 today. Daughter Involved Todd was charged with the carnal abuse of his 12-year-old daughter which resulted in her pregnancy. Jury foreman Russell Phillips handed Judge Charles W. Light the verdict. The jury can either recommend or fix sentence as it sees fit. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A. S. (Todd) Harrison gave closing arguments for the state this morning. He was followed by defense counsel Ed Cook. Prosecuting Attorney Terry Shell of Jonesboro made the rebuttal for the state. I * These officials said Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov therefore was trying to breathe life into an already dead Trojan horse by his sudden support of the idea of a semidemilitarized zone along the East-West frontier. The proposal was first put forward by British Prime Minister Eden at the July summit conference here. The United States, however, feared th Eden plan would freeze the division of Germany and fix the present status of Soviet satellites in Europe. As a result of a shift in the British position two or three weeks ago, the informants said, Britain, France and the United States now support the creation of a buffer zone only after Germany is unified. On Same Side They said Molotov apparently hoped to put Britain and Russia on the same side of one issue at least, and thus divide Britain and the United States by his adoption of the earlier British plan. Fresh evidence of Molotov's basic opposition to German unification, except on his own terms, came in a report from an oft-the- record briefing of Communist bloc correspondents by Leonid Hyichev, the Soviet press officer here. Some of those present quoted Ilyi- chev as saying "there will be no German unification" at this conference- The Soviet delegation later denied he had said it. U. S. Secrtary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Macmillan and French Foreign Minister Pinny returned to battle with Molotov over German unity and European security today after a one- day recess in the conference be- j cause of the All Saints Day holiday ' in France. Secretary Dulles used the interlude to confer in Madrid with Gen- ernlissimo Franco. Dulles said his conversations there were "most interesting and most satisfactory." Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto Artajo said they had discussed the entire international situation and found themselves in "complete agreement." To Continue Arms Sale On the Middle East diplomatic front it, was reported on excellent authority that Molotov had told Israeli Premier Mo.sbe Sharett, as well as Dulles and Macmillan that the sale of Communist arms to Egypt would continue. But he was said to have promised this flow 01 weapons -would not be al- See BRITAIN' on Page 10 r . . .„ The plane broke up and two sec-. Legionnaire Bill Hrabovsky spoke Uons tf)re ho]es four feel d in i l rOUP ~°" fL UOndatlon , af i er !the earth and burned. The nose-[ which Dr. Orlie Parker and Dr George Vernpn, both dentists, were available to answer questions on the proopsal which will be on the city ballot in Tuesday's election. In other action at last night's meeting, Bill Meharg w.as awarded a pair of shoes by F. A. White in recognition of obtaining 100 Legion memberships. It- was announced thai, the Fifth District meeting has been .scheduled for Harrisburg on Nov. 23. 1956 Oldsmobile Is On Display More power, Starfirc styling and a new smoothness in its automatic transmission are the improvements which Olsmobile points to with pride in its 1956 line. The new Olds, which is on display at Horner-Wilson Motor Co., has a re-designed front end, with an airfoil type grille. Oldsmobile again is accenting the low, swept-back silhouette and has retained its panoramic windshield Tail lights have been restyled along with the rear bumper contour. H. G. Partlow, Jr. Set to 'Break the Bank' Lt. and Mrs. H. G. Partlow Jr., will be contestants tonight on the television quiz show "Break the Bank" from New York City, it was learned here today. Lt. Partlow is stationed with the Army at Fort Monmouth. N. J. The couple lives in Eatontown, N. J.. with their three-months old daughter Laura Ellen. The program can be seen here on Channel 13 at 8:30 p.m., tonight. They were selected for participa- ,lon on the show following an interview recently with producer Jack Rubin, who also produces '$64,000 Question." Lt. Partlow is the son of Judge and Mrs. H. O. Partlow of Blythe-Ille. Mrs. Partlow Is the daughter f Mr, and Mrs. Herbert Shlppen of Osccola. several hundred feet north—didn't catch fire but was badly smashed. A pilot's cap lay overturned near the wreckage. A woman's forearm dangled limply out of a pile of debris. A man's leg lay grotesquely under some 1 :t metal. Scattered bodies were covered with tarpau-j ; lins by rescuers. j I A young- Catholic priest moved; ; through the arer administering thej| last .sacrament, guided only by a' j flashlight. Hell said lie and bis famih heard "sort of an explosion" and added : "Then we ran outside and it Sec PLANE on Page 10 Area Under Tornado Alert MEMPHIS, Tenn. M'i — The Weather Bureau, in a bulletin is- sui'il at ihSO a.m., forecast locall) severe thunderstorms with a chance of a tornado Ihis afternoon in northeast Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, soiithrasl Missouri, west Tennessee ami extreme northwest Mississippi. Weather NOKTIIKAST AKKANSAS: Partly cloudy and luniinc raider this aft- frnoo'n; much colder tonight; a Tew local lliimdwsloniis '.his afternoon; Thursday partly cloudy and cold. 70s, Lou 1 tonight mid to high 30s. till:; rnnnilnu— K2. HnnrlM- uiinonow--<i:'.!2. HiiliHfl todiiy-.-S:0(5. Menu li:in|UTiitlirr-67.5. Pi-cclpiuiUou 2-1 hours (7 a.m to ..in. I— .02. I'rtclplt.itlon Jnn. 1 to date —44.86. This Date I.asl Vi-ar Mil xl run in vcstcrdftv-.fiO. Minimum i'.Hf. mornliv -27 Precipitation Jun. 1 w Ufltc— 31.73. DOWN TIIK SIJDU — BlyUicvilli- Fire Chief Roy Head tries out one of the two slide poles Installed In ne.v fire department quiuten at City Hall. Work is progressing rapidly on the second-floor UvlnR quarters for the city's full-time lire fighters. (Courier News Photo)

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