The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 13, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 172 BlytheviUe Courier Blythevillc Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevlUe Herald BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FP/E CENTS Wear the Re'd Feather — Symbol of Giving (A Courier News Photo Feature) General Solicitation of '54 Chest Starts Armed with information that nearly one-fourth of the goal has already been met, volunteer workers this morning opened the general solicitations phase of Blytheville's 1954 Community Chest campaign. The general solicitations division was kicked off at a dinner meeting of volunteer workers at Hotel No-; ble last night. Approximately 70 workers attended the meeting. Goal for the 1954 campaign is , §24,2813. Harvey Morris, general chairman of the 1954 campaign, reported at last night's meeting that 22.7 per cent of the quota was lias already been reached by volunteer workers in the advanced gifts division which got started last week. 55,500 On Hand Workers in that division to date have reported solicitations totaling 35,535, Mr. Morris said. Worth Holder, .secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, last night gave the volunteer workers their campaign kits and briefed them on the method of soliciting contributions. Mr. Holder urged the workers to complete their solicitation calls this week so thai the campaign may be completed as soun as possible. To Report Tuesday The first report meeting for the general solicitations phase is sche- (duled for 4:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Y. Principal talk of the night was made by Dr. W. T. Rainwater who urged the workers to go all out in an effort to reach this year's "We came lo Blythevillc U our own choosing," Dr. Rail told the workers, "and we be proud of our city. And we (Uota. rough hoiild hould Administration Keeping Sharp Eye on 'Dog' Repercussions D-Y Contract Termed 'Risk-Free Guarantee ST. LOUIS (AP) —.The Post-Dispatch reports provisions of the long-secret Dixon-Yates contract give the private power combine "a virtually risk-free guarantee of earning nine per cent on invested capital of 5 1/2 million dollars.' The newspaper, in n copyrighted ing Office and, except (or minor dispatch from Washington by Richard Dudman yesterday, said it had ohVfttned access to a copy of the controversial contract. "Examination of the new draft gives support to charges of its opponents that it provides a virtually risk-free proposition for the Dixou-YiUee group," the Post-Dispatch said. The newspaper said examination of an Oct. 1 draft of the proposed contract, described as the ninth draft in three months of negotiations, disclosed these main provisions: 1. The Dixon-Yates group may figure federal income taxes into Its "basic capacity charge" to the Atomic Energy Commission, including any future increase in income taxes. No Responsibility 2. Without consent of the AEG, the Dixon-Yates group mny pledge transfer the contract at any time to pay debts connected with construction of a $107,250,000 steam-electric power generating plant at West Memphis, Ark. 3. The private utilities group is freed of responsibility If it ever fails to deliver electricity because of "cause beyond control of the company" but the AEC must do the kind of work In this drive to make Blythcvilie proud of us." Tolcr Buchanan, chairman of lust year's Red Feather campaign and j chairman of the board of directors of this year's drive, also spoke to the volunteer workers at last night's meeting. keep up its payments to the private group as if service had been continuous. The Senate-House Committee on Atomic Energy wns told last week by the ABC that the AEC has approved the form of a proposed contact under which the Dixon-Yates private combine would turn elcc- ;ric power into the public power lines of the Tennessee Vnlley Au- .horlty. The joint committee has postponed until after the Nov. 2 general election Its hearings on the -jolitically hot issue of the con- ract. Copies Mulled The newspaper said copies of the revised contract were mailed to nomburs of the Joint committee Monday. Rep. W. Sterling Cole, the committee chairman, said at his home n Bath, N.Y., last night that he Iliad mil seen the revised contract. He said he would not prejudge it, adding that "any advance criticism of the contract must necessarily be politically inspired. 1 am confident, however, that it will be a good contract in the best interests of the public welfare." The Post-Dispatch also said H learned the contract has been ) approved by the Federal Pow^r Commission, the General Account- Holy Land Crowds Y/ax Enthusiastic Reports from the Holy panorama, now open at 324 W. Main Slroet, continued to show crowd enihiishiMii tocUiy. Co^rtrucLed Ov.v.'h years of effort by .Joseph and S.ilv.itori! Gnu- ci. t";e pnnornmi! is unique in ils ex-ct detail of the Holy Land. It i: .sV-D''.v:n» in B'viheviHe for a lim '.' r*' Mrie ;*nr! I s . open daily fro-.i l to 5 -.ind 7 to 11 p.m. Here is a sampling of wriuen comment?; left at (be exhibit ycs- tercl-iy: • "I saw it in Memphis in 1935 ;<mi it \v-s -so wonderful, I wanted to see it an.Lin." Mrs. M. P. D'ay. "I \vHi n lot more people could se it. U's \voiv;U-rful." - Chftvlcs E. Seomon, Little Rock. "Wondcviul . . . " G. L. Heyde, Jackson. Mo. "Very be;tuutul." — Malcolm Griffin, Deli. Democrats Victorious In 'Indicator' Election JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska swung strongly Demo cratic yesterday in its general election — which in recent years has proved an accurate indicator of national trends. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks Stress Blocking- and Tackling in \Vorkinj? for Murphy Hlffh. Retain Fourth Spot in Stale Poll . , . American League Owners Approve Shift of Athletics to Kansas City . . . Sports , . . Pages 8. and 9 ... . . . Sliawncc Hiifh School Leaders . . . Courier News Photo Feature . . . Page 7 ... . . . News of Men in the Service ... Pajre 12 ... . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . Pape 3 ... . . . Power Issue Tops Senate Race In Oregon . . . One of a Series on Key Campaign Trends . . . Page 2 ... . . . The Postwar Trend . . , Editorial!! . . . Page «... The political pendulum, which iVc-nt the other way in 1952. swung back lo glve>E. L. Bartlett an inert :t:singly wider margin for re- i election a.s delegate to Congress ' line! assure his fellow Democrats : overwhelming control of the IcgLs- Huure. The political divisions in which Anchorage anci j-'rnrbanks are lo; c'ated apparently elected a solid liO Democrats to the legislature. It is a complete reversal from fheir [election of 17 Republicans and 3 {Democrats in 1952. ! In the three out of four divisions , (districts) reporting, Democrats : were leading Tor seven Senate j seals and the Republicans for ! none; the Democrats for 19 House [seats and the Republicans 2. Rei turns were lacking only from the remote second (Nome to Bar row > division, On unofficial returns from 9T of the territory's 263 precincts, but including almost .ill Ihe lart;e ones Bartlell had 9.443 to 3,fi39 for Mrs Barbara Dimock, ft Republican member of the legislature from Anchorage. That boosted his slice of the vote to 72 per cent, coin| pared with 55 per cent he pulled Jin winning the 195'^ election'from j Robert Reeve, an airline operator. ! CHint! the claim that "as Ala.v ka goes, so goes tne nation," Bartlett predicted in a midnight .statement that the mounting Dr-mo- cratic margins indicated a national victory for the party next month. 6 Die in Train Wreck ELST. Netherlands W—A speeding die«el express crashed into a commuter's train here today. At least six persons were killed i\nd 15 seriously injured. Among the dead was the engineer of the express. .NEW RECIIL'ITER — M Sgt. J. W. Blaylock heads the Air Force recruiting office which recently was opened in Blythevilk- Sgt. BlayiocK, who will make ni.s home here, normally will maintain 8 to 5 oiiice hours in hi.s City Hall office. (Courier .News Photo) Negro Is Held In Murder Case Shooting Victim Dies in Pemiscot Memorial Hospital CARUTHERSVILLE— Tim Banks, BragR City Negro, fs being held in the Pemiscot County Jail here today on suspicion details, by the TVA. The Mississippi Valley Generating Co. was formed by the DU- on-Yntos group to build and operate the West Memphis generating plant to supply SOO.OOO kilowatts of power to f l'VA In exchange for the same amount TVA now supplies to the AEC for use at Pa- ducnh, Ky. Ike Forces Hoping For Counter-Action By MARVIN L. ARROWSMlTf! DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower and his political lieutenants today kept a sharp eye on the stormy repercussion to Secretary of Defense Wilson's unemployment "dog" story and hoped to counteract Republican, Democratic and labor criticism. The White House clearly it worried about what effect Wilson's remarks — which lie says were distorted and are being used for political advantage by the Democrats— will have on the Nov. 2 congressional elections. The concern at the President's vacation headquarters here became evident yesterday when Eisenhower himself came to Wilson's the building committee Investigate condition of the buildings and recommend action on the roofs. The new fireplugs will be installed In alleys behind First National Bank, City Hall and Noble Hotel. They've been needed for years, Fire Chief Roy Head told the Council. Cost to the city will be $75 per year, payable to Blythe- vllle Water Co. Routine Tin Morn In approving the current tax structure — 5 mills for general fund, 1 for City Hall bond retirement, 1,8 for hospital bond retirement, .1 for flrermins* pension and 1 for library — Conncilmen pasucd a routine resolution. Curbing will be installed on Sec- nnd Stretil at the Mouthwcstc cor- iicM- of Ash and Second. Police Chief John Foster suggested tills after Second Ward Aide rnian Tolcr Buchanan reported Unit vehicles In this locale were parking so close to the building as to force some pedestrian traffic Into the street. I'etltionn No action was tiikcn on two petitions brought before the Council. One sought to prevent establishment, of a trailer camp In the 500 block of South First. But First Ward Alderman White said the matter has been settled between persons living in the area. Another ^roiip came forward with n petition calling for usual residential building restrictions In the 900 block of East Main. The petition sought to make builders of cmnmerclftl or industrial structures advertise before IXMHH tfiven » building permit. Mayor Jackson sit ({Rested the building committee invesURiUe the problem and make a report to the Council. Flue-A-Meters Fine-A-Me tors will go on 00-day trial in BlythcvHlu shortly. They arc little red boxes located In each block which contains parking meters. With an envelope-ticket, overpsirking fines are payable °* I at the downtown boxes, murder in connection with the j Council heard them explained by fatal shooting of another Negro! a Flnc-A-Mcter salesman last near Bragg City, ~~~ —— night. Routine Business For City Council In an all-business session last night, Blytheville's City Council voted: To conlinue operation of Veterans Housing Quarters at the air base. To install three new fire plugs. To maintain current tax rates. Mayor E. R. Jucksou reported night. He offered the free 90-day to the Council Hint work on the roofs nt VHQ is needed. However, after passing n resolution extending city operation of the unit. Council directed' the mayor to let trial and told Ihe Council it would Increase the "take" See COUNCIL on * * parking Nearly Three Miles Blacktop Added in '54 Mayor Jackson Reports to Council On Street Program Nearly three miles of Blythevillc streets have been black topped since .Jan. I, Mayor E, R, Jackson tokl members of City Council last nltfht. Just lust night's Council meetlnR broke up, Muyor Jackson brought out the report, saying, "I want you to hetir this because I'm proud nf It." Actually, 14,72B feet, of gravel si reels, have been black-lopped since Mayor Jackson took over on Jnn. 1. Mo., Monday I Trial in Connection with Death Of School Teacher to be Nov. 8 WALNU7 RIDGE, Ark. I ft - The trial of 21-year-old Rudy Hickman, charged with the slaying of a Walnut Ridge high school teacher, has been set for Nov. 8 in Lawrence County Circuit Court. Hickman will be tried on a first degree murder charge. Sheriff D. F. (Rosie) Foley has said Hickman admitted clubbing 31-year-old J. Kenneth Taylor the night of Sept. 11 after he hitch-hiker! a ride with Taylor on Highway 17 between Walnut Ridge and Newport. Hickman was arrested in Blytheville Sept, 12 by county officers before Taylor's body was located. Sheriff Foley said Hickman Is In jail at Newport. He was recently at the. State Hospital In Little Rock for observation, but no report on the examination has been released. HIckman's defense attorneys will be Dean Morley, former FBI chief of Arkansas and also n former stale revenue coirrnlssioner, and Max HowelJ, both of LHUt Rack. E.J. Cure's Mother Passes Word was received here last night of the sudden death of Mrs. C. F. Cure, Sr., mother of Blythcvilie cotton buyer E. J. Cure. Mrs. Cure, who was 75, died at, her home in New Orleans. Mr. Cure has departed for New Orleans. Survivors Include another son, 0. P Cure, Jr., of New Orleans. Funeral arrangements are incomplete Elvie Riedout died at 10:35 this morning in the Pemiscot County Hospital at Hayti from ;i shotgun wound in the right side, believed by officers to have been inflicted by Banks. Hearing Tomorrow Preliminary hearing lor Bank.s is scheduled for tomorrow in Magistrate's Court here, According to the sheriff's office, the snooting occurred in a house occupied by both Riedout and Banks near Bragg City. The shooting was reported to officers by Riedout's wife. Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde Orton and two members of the Missouri Highway Patrol, vSgt. Pelty and Trooper Hickman, investigated the shooting. T. H. Rainwater Dies Suddenly He Was Father Of Dr. W. T. Rainwater 0,000 Feel (Iravcl In Addition, more than 0,000 feet of dirt Kln;ets have hcon grsivclod In thiit time, the Muyor pointed nut. Top bcncflclnrlcs of the hltick top proicrnm were Mcllnncy Road. Elm Strent, Lilly Street and Walker Park with 2,500, 4,188, 1,000 and 3,225 feel of blnck-topplng rcspeo tivfly. Brnu-Iey Street, with 2.500 feet of gravel, nnd Mnthis Street, with 2.050 fpfit, are tops for Kmvcl streets. Other streets winch received htiicktop include Lacleck;, Walnut, 20th, 10th. A.sii and 21st. Other recipients of new gravel include .Jnck.son, Carolyn, Roberts, .Simmons, ]7th, Washington, 10th, Howard and 10th. defense and sought to soften tbt Impact on the hard-fought Republican campaign to keep control of Congress. The chief executive acted M criticism of Wilson came from fc few GOP candidates for Congress, from Democratic opponents, and from CIO President Walter Reuther nnd AFL chief George Meany. Reuthor Rejected In effect rejecting Heather's demand that Wilson be made to retract his statements or be ousted from the Cabinet, Elsenhower expressed confidence In his Cabinet member in these words: "I never have found him In tbft slightest degree indifferent to human misfortune." The furor the President was attempting to quiet was touched off by Wilson at a Detroit news conference Monday. He said then he has "n lot of .sympathy" for the unemployed, but always had "liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed, dogs." Then he added: "You know, one who'll get out Hiiri hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell." In the aftermath, critics contended that was an unwarranted slap at the unemployed. Wilson, former president of General Motors Corp., fired back yesterday with a statement that h« intended "no Invidious comparisons, nor Insinuations likening people to dogs in any sense." He added: "I am sure that the distorted version of what I said in being used by the people of the adverse political party trying to capitalize on a misinterpretation of the full meaning- of what I actually said." The secretary said he related the "bird dog vs. kennel dogs" story to underscore that "I admired spirit and initiative" In hunting for Jobs. At Elsenhower's headquarters here the reaction on the part of his aides seemed to be to regard the Wilson episode as one of the bad "breaks" that turn up in almost every campaign. Ciirefnl WnU'h A presidential associate who u.skcd not to be named said it would take several days to evaluate the extent of the impact. Ha said the situation would be watched cnrchilly nncl dealt with as Its develops. Meanwhile, Eisenhower kept busy with other political strategy iitmcd ftl attracting favorable attention to the OOP drive to maintain control of Congress. He arranged to put In more work today on a .speech he wil make In Indianapolis Friday night on a major campaign issue—the administration's farm program. The half-hour speech in Butler University at P p.m., EST, will be curried by 60 Du Mont television network stations and the time will tie paid for by the Republican National Committee. The White House said, plans are alfio being made to purchase radio time. Du Mont .said Ihe telecast won't See, ICISEN'UOWER on Page i -* Sec. Wilson Claims Remarks 'Distorted' DETROIT (AP) — Secretary Wilson, defending himself against what he calls "distortion," says his press conference remarks about dogs were meant as offense to no one. "And for anyone to imply that I did. or under any circumstances would think that way," he said, "is a complete distortion of the facts." He charged Democrats with trying lo "capitalize on a misinterpretation." Secretary Wilson's offhand reference to bird dogs and kennel dogs in talking about unemployment WALNUT RIDGE - Terry H. Rainwater, father of Dr. W. T. Rainwater of BlytheviUe, ciifid at 6 a.m. today at, his home here, A resident of Walnut Ridge for th': past 29 years, he was 50 years old and a member of the Methodist Church. A land owner, he also] here Monday set up a storm, had Interest, in cotton gins and a l CIO President Walter Rcuther, wholesale grocery firm. prote.sting to President Eisenhow- He Is survived by his wife, Lena | er .demanded a retraction or that Rainwater of Walnut Ridge; a son, .Dr. Rainwater of Blythcvilie; six ( brothers, J. L. and Orval Rainwater Ttf Little Rock, R. H. Rainwater or Walnut Ridge, Dr. E. H. Rainwater of Springfield, Mo., Clifford Rainwater of Monroe, La., Luther Typhoon Toll Confirmed TOKYO i/fl—The ra^inK typhoon that CRpsi/ed and sank five ferries at Hakodate Sept. 26 took a confirmed death toll of 1,218, with 10B still missing, the Japanese National Railways snld today. The announcement said there w«» aaJr Ml wrvlveri. Rainwater of Dallas, Tex,; four sisters, Mrs. Georse Kent of Hoxie, Mrs. Vera Ounncr of SprlnRfldd, Mo., Mrs. nick Newton of Chicago: Mrs. Glenn Burner of Poplar Bluff Mo.; four Krandchlldrcn. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Church, Burial will be In Lawrence Memorial Cemetery with Gregg Funeral Home In charge. Arrangements wer« not oompl«i« till* morning. the defense secretary quit public life. Democrats denounced Wilson. Even some Republicans were critical. Statement Issued Yesterday, after 24 hours of tumult, Wilson Issued a statement saying he "certainly intended no Invidious comparisons." "I am .sure," he said, "that the distorted version of what I -said Is being used by the people of the adverse political party trying to capitalize on a misinterpretation jf the full meaning of what I actually said." Earlier, President Elsenhower defended Mi Oablmt jnMnbw. *• said he had never known Wil.son to Ije "in the sliyhU'.st decree Indifferent to human misfortune." In annnuncjiiK the president's See WILSON on I'iiRe 5 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers mostly in east portion this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; turning cooler Thursday. MISSOURI — Increasing cloudl- oeas this afternoon; partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Thursday with scattered showers northeast and east central portions tonight and southeast portion Thursday. Minimum this mornliiR—64. Maximum yesterday---80, Sunrise tomorrow—6:05. Sunset Uiduy—5:28. Mean temperature {midway between DlKh nnd low)—72. Precipitation last 14 hours *o 7 ft m. today—ru'l'c. P reel pit fit Ion Jan, I to tht* daM — 27.31. This Date Last Yttr Maximum ye.iterdny—85. Minimum this morning—10. Precipitation January 1 W 4*4* —

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