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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 15, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 174 Blytheville Courier BlylhevlUe Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS of casualties among: the well-warn ed residents, most, of whom sought cover in places of safety. In response to fi radioed appeal from Mayor Ernest Williams of Myrtle Beach, a resort halfway up the South Carolina coast, Gov. James F. Byrnes ordered the Conway Tank Battalion to duty to prevent looting. It is composed of several officers and 50 men. All Myrtle Beach telephone lines were down. 'Considerable Metal Plant Moves Into New Home Work got underway this morn- Ing for the moving operation by he Central Metal Co. from its temporary location at the Air Base to its new home at Mathis and Elm streets. Pictured above a machine is unloaded from a truck at the new plant site. At left, the machine is pushed into place with the aid of a hydraulic fork-lift inside the building. Moving operation was being carried out as quickly us possible, a company spokesman said, so that production in the new plant could commence Monday. Another company, the Blytheville Tool and Die Co., which was sharing the air base hangar, was expected to start moving this afternoon to the old Grapette Co. building on West Main. The tool company furnishes the necessary dies which the used by the metal company in their operations. (Sec additional picture nn page 14.) {Courier News Photos) MP&l Formally Denies Stietenroth's Charges WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Power and Light Co., indirectly a parly to the controversial Dixon-Yales contract, has filed a special statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission but failed to win its speedy approval. The company's statement was given the SEC yesterday as a formal reply to charges by the firm's former treasurer, J.D. Stietenroth, that it kept "two sets of books" and had inadequate financial reserves. The company entered a flat denial. The statement was offered as an ameneded registration of. a 4' 2 million dollar stock refinancing which Mississippi power want-s the SEC to approve. The company asked SEC's okay on the amendment before nightfall Bui lhe commissioners turned this down afler a 40-minule meeting. SEC action on such filings usually takes about 20 days. Contract Not Signed Mississippi Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of Middle South Utilities, Inc., one of the two private companies making up the Dixon-Yates group. The Atomic Energy Commission has negotiated, but not yet put into effect, a disputed contract under which Dixon-Yates would build an electricity - generating plant which would send power over Tennessee Valley Authority public power lines. Mississippi power fits into lhe arrangemenl in that It would be obliged to furnish powe for TVA distribution under certain circumstances, and as a Middle South subsidiary would have to take part of any excess energy from the proposed private power plant at West Mephls, Ark. Mississippi Power has also been drawn into the picture as a result of Stietenroth's lengthy teslimony at a Senate Antimonopoly Subcommittee probe of the Dixon-Yates plan. Only One Set Claimed In yesterday's statement the firm termed Stietenroth's charges "without substance or foundation. "The company does not keep two sets of books," it said. "The only set of books maintained by the company is kept in its general office at Jackson, Miss." The utility also said It had reviewed Its depreciation reserves tnd considered th.-m "reasonably e"—a conclusion, it said. Enthusiasm High for Holy ^and Exhibit Crowd enthusiasm for the Holy Land panorama on display at 124 W. Main Street continued to run high today as the unique exhibit entered its sixth day of public showing here. Coment from yesterday's viewers ranged from just plain "wonderful" to "A rnastc;rpiece of | workmanship really religiously false representation stock registration is punishable by a $5,000 fine or five years imprison- ent or both. The proposed stock issue itself has no direct bearing on the financing of the Dixon-Yates contract. of certified public accountants hired to check its books. On another charge by Stieten- roth — that Mississippi Power had failed to disclose that it was offering to buy the North Central Mississippi Electric Power Assn. — ye.s- terday's filing made this proposal I portrayed." a part of the ofiicial record. j The exhibit, which i.s an exact While Mississippi Power hus j detail O f the Holy Land in the denied Stietenroth's statements j days of Jesus, was constructed publicly on previous occasions, the j by Joseph and S'ih'atore Gauci amended registration had the effect! Years of work were required of a sworn statement. That's be- to complete the panorama. Here are a few samples of the written comment from yesterday's viewers: "Wonderful. Beautiful," Audie Johns, Blythevillc. "Very fine, an inspiring exhibit," Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stevens, Blytheville. "A very thorough reminder of Bible history," the Rev. J. Louis Eminert, Blytheville. | "Exceeded a 1 1 expectations, ; Its .beauty is astounding," Jack I C. Owen, Blythevillc. Stevenson Said 'Eager' to Run EAU CLAIRE, Wis. Iffl— Ar ... cial of the Christian Science Moni-j tor said yesterday Adlai Stevenson:— • r*-// f •*• \ not only is willing hut is "eager" , LfUfttp it/// Critical for the Democratic nomination for! President in 1956. MEMPHIS. Twin. f/P, — Political Max Gilslrap of Boston, assist- j leader E. H. Crump remained ant managing editor of the newspaper, made the comment in a speech before the Northwest Wisconsin Teachers' Association. Gilstrap said Stevenson had told him personally of his plans to run. critical condition today for the 10th consecutive day. Crump. 80, is suffering from a severe heart disorder. His condition has becme progressively worse .since he was placed on the critical Methodist Churches Here To Observe Layman's Day Methodist Churches in this area will observe annual Layman's Day Sunday in connection with n nationwide layman's progrnm. The First Methodist, Halt Moon and Wesley Memorial Methodist churches will conduct special .Sunday morning services. Speaking Sunday at First Methodist Church will be J. W. Adams on the topic "A time for Decision", Morninp prnycr will be given by vance of Layman's Day throughout this section of the state. Stress is placed on he importance of lay leadership in the Methodist Church. Guests nt the service will be the Rai.nbow Girls along with their advisors, C. W. Alford and Fred Boyette, Kay Blackard and Pat Speck. Howard Vance, lumber dealer and contractor of Serlgwick Ark., will be guest .speaker at special morning services at Half Moon at 9:45 a. m. Ja-'- Rob'"son wuilo ether men if i and V.'fslcy Memorial Church at 11 MurderHearing For Bragg City Negro Delayed CARUTHERSVILLE - Preliminary hearing for Tim Banks, Bragg City Negro, on a charge of murder, v as continued in ( Magistrate's Court here yesterday until such time when n court reporter can be made available. Banks is charged with fatalh shooting another NeRro Elvie Kicci- 0111, near Bragg City Monday night. In oilier action yesterday, Lee Castle, Negro, charged with felonious assault, waived preliminary hearing and was ordered held to await Circuit Court, action. Sammy Pool, •Negro, charged with felonious assault, was ordered held to await circuit court action at his preliminary hearing. Preliminary hearing for Marion D- Johnson on a charge of robbery was continued until Oct. 21, as was preliminary hearing for Odell Drown Negro, charged with felonious assault. Jerry Smith, Negro, was ordered held to await Circuit Court action on a charge of felonious assault as was John Shannon on a charge of grand larceny. 5,000 McCarthy Reports Sent Out WASHINGTON Iff — About 5,000 copies of the Sept. 27 report by r special committee which urged the Senate, lo censure Sen. McCarthy have been distributed to the pub lie, an aide said today. This is about the same number reported distributed by Senate Investigations subcommittee which returned a split decision on Aug. 31 on its probe of the row between McCnrrriy and top Army officials. The Senate meets in special session starting Nov. 8 on the censure recommendations. The McCarthy- Army report did not require Senate action. Cotton Farmers Vote Dec. 14 On 16 Per Cent Cut Next Year Vicious Hurricane Hazel Crashes into Carolinas WILMINGTON, N. C. (AP) — Hurricane Hazel, with winds of more than 100 miles an hour, smashed into Carolina's coast today and moved inland. The big storm and the crashing waves it generated tore up coastal installations and aeach homes from Myrtle Beach, S. C., to the Morehcad City, N. C,, area. There were no immediate reports •:— — • "We're going to have considerable, damage , along the water front," Mayor Williams said. "That's usually followed by lots of looting." The tropical storm, which wrought heavy damage and loss of life In Haiti Tuesday, struck the U.S. mainland a severe Wow, but towering waves caused more damage along the coast than wind. After Hnzel turns northward Shortly before 10 a. m. the Norfolk. Weather Bureau reported occasional rain squalls were accompanying the mounting' winds, which averaged 35 miles per hour and whlz/.ed up Lo 50 miles an hour in gusts. Heavy Unlit over North Carolina, the bureau said, she will travel up into east- Vern irgtnla "somewhat west of Norfolk," bringing maximum sustained winds of 50-60 miles per hour "with gusts above 75 miles per hour between 2 and 4 p. m." The hurricane should leave Virginia and cross the central part of Chesapeake Bay Inte this afternoon, forecasters said. Coastal Virginia, they predicted, will experience heavy rain squalls during the afternoon, but tides this orning were expected to be only a little ore thitn one foot above normal. Late this afternoon, after the storm center has pafised north of Norfolk, winds will become westerly or northwesterly, slowly diminishing, the bureau said. At 8 a.m., the Weather Bureau spotted the eye of the hurricane, carrying the highest winds, a.s 40 miles south-southeast of Myrtle Bench and moving north-northwest at 25 to 30 miles an hour. The hurricane winds spread across n path of about 120 miles wide. The dangerous wind.s swept out some 80 miles in advance of the center. The winds nnri Miles they Renovated tore at the coastline and damaged shore installations and communications ns they struck. Tide Hiffh The Weather Bureau suUl (.he high tides would continue for .some time in the Myrtle Ik-ach arc;!. Myrtle Beach i.s a resort community about halfway up the South Carolina coast. Hurricane warnings were hoisted ..11 the way from Charleston, S.C., to the Virginia Capes, but the Bureau said only gale force winds would be experienced at Charleston. Torrential rain accompanied the Uorm and heavy rain foil nvt-r n large portion of the two states. A special advisory Irom tin; Washington Weather Bureau said the storm was expected to turn .lorthward and move across North Carolina, central Virginia and pas:; a short distance west of Washing- ion this afternoon. First to suffer .as the hurricane See HURRICANE nn J':iji'' U State Aide Reports On Formosa Today WASHINGTON (AP) — Asst. Secretary of Slate Walter S. Robertson returns today from a mystery mission to Formosa reported to have dealt with limiting Nationalist forays against Communist China. *•— ; There was no lulvnnce comment XI ^* 'I f *t Three Civil Suit Claims Filed Here Total $81139 From Robertson, the Slnlc Department's top Fi\v Eastern affairs official, nor from department spokesmen here on the precise purpos of heis sucldn trip to confer with Nationalist Genernlissslnio Chiang Kai-shek. There was reason to believe, however, that the United States would like to see tlyUUug between the Communist and Nationalist Chinese kept to an absolute minimum. Robertson left here last Saturday, but hts mission was not an- nun need until Monday. The State Department said then he would confer with government officials "on current and prospective United Stales nid programs." Contradiction Apparent Upon his departure from Formosa, Robertson himself appeared to coiilrndirt this nt least to the extent that the department had implied the aid diiy:iissUm was the .•iok' purpose of his trip. flu said ho had "examined the .situation throughout [he Far Eastern iirt'u and exchanged views ns i\i moans of coping with various probles in tho region." He remarked he would rport Chinese Nationalist views to Secretary of State Dulles here. Dulles, presently on vacation, Is due back at his desk Monday. Robertson spent liltk; more than H (lay on Formosa, He .saw Chiang three Lies for u total of about ffiur hours, ills decision f fly to Forosu mine nt the end of lust week. Two things which had ht\npom:d during the week may provide the clue to Ills decision. First, It became known in Tni- prh, the Formosa n capital, that Chinese air attacks against tho Cninnninists had slopped. They hud been undertaken .snvrral wt'ck.s earlier after tin; Iltds had begim attacking the Nationalist island of Quemoy, just oil the mainland. No Purpose Second, it wa. 1 ; learned in Washington that suggestions had been made by the U.S. government that there appeared to be no purpose In eontinmnK the bombing since the Hod bombardment of Quemoy had rased okf. Formosa newspapers immediately t(j»k the line that the United Slates had .sot up restraints on I Chlan:;'K operations. The papers i then recalled imposed when ' United Nations forces in Korea Sec FORMOSA on I'iiRc 14 Fatal Accident Brings Case For $50,000 Three civil suits filed In Circuit Court yesterday In Blythevllle involve a total of $81,139 In claims by the platnUHs. Damages of $50,000 are being asked by C. J. "Casey"' Owens and the estate of Juanlla Owens for the death of the latter in a highway accident Sept. 27. Defendant Carl Deaton is charged In the milt with driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to have proper brakes on his vehicle and driving while ' •'.toxicated, The head-on collision which occurred on Highway 77 about three miles south of Manila resulted Ir the deaths of Mrs. Owens, 28, whr was a passenger in a pick-up truck driven by H. H. (Red) Oilers, 48 also killed. Of the total sum asked In thi suit, $500 was listed lor mcdicn payments and funeral expense whili the remainder is for loss of income, and mental anguish suffered by thi plantlff, Mr. Owens. In anoUit;r tmfflc iuu;idf;nl, HRV man and Inez Tinker ack n total o $211,93!) mi two counts of damage from Mrs. Trudy Touchstone am Walter Woodruff. The clnim showed on the firs count $300 for loss of earnings b> Mrs. Tinker and $10.000 Injury I Lor to« while »n tuUHUormt $10,000 was asked for mental anguish. On the .second count Mr. Tinker seeks $(i'J9 medical expense and total of $(i,000 punitive damages In a third case the F. B. Joyncr Realty Co., brought suit against J W. Rnyder for $2,200, and Interest on commission. U is charged in tin complaint that a verbal contrac was made on July 1 for the company U) sell some land for Mr. Rayilei at a price of $110,000 and tin: company would receive a 2 per cent commission. II, WHS further claimed that when n client, was round that Mr. Rayder declined to sell. Major Farm Speech Tonight Cooter Cotton Picking Contest To Be Tomorrow e Ends Eight-Week Work-Play Vacation DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower ends an eight- week work-ami pUy Colorado vacation today and heads back to Washington via Indianapolis, where tonight he makes a (major farm speech the Republicans hope will win them votes. COOTER, Mo. — Cooler's cotlon I - r))( , p,- f: ,-ltlc>nt and Mrs. El.sen- pickinK contest to pick the l"P. i,,, wl . r , iiolh well rested and roluc- cotton picker of the area, will he j l . inl U) ],. : , V( , W( . rc scheduled to held tomorrow with picking sche-! |;|k( , (|(f fron| [ j()w| . y A |,. p orc e dulcil to start at lll'.SO ii.m ' •t! to start at 1(1:, W a. m. Ba ^. at , p m . im] to arr t ve in lie champion picker will be do-: , nr]j , tn ]js , lbtmt 5:50 p m . id In the two-hour contest which | Th( . jr pj . jv , |t( , p , anC( the Co , um . win end at 12:30 p. m. , : ijjnc, is dm- in Washington shortly A full .schedule of post-contest; ,„,„! inj|ln , M activities, including the crowning '"'' " '...-'' .. tldrttvi ,,, B utler of a cotton festival ju«n win m ^^^ .ddre. a^Butlu- the remainder of the daj,. , fj]is ^.^ JR ])ejn( , bJJIcd hy lhe A parade IK scheduled for V. /30 Whil( . , IO ,, SO as "nonparUsnn" .but p. m. to be followed by a PTA din-j R , s on fm imp(jrUim congressional ner at 5 p. m. ! campaign issue—the administra- The dinner will precede the: ' 8controvcrslll , fttrm pro . crowning of the festival queen which is scheduled for 7:15 p. m. fa™" 1 - fi . Qp ^ R([[ Son of AF Chief • Parachutes to Safety Pofio Coses Increase FRANKFURT. Germany f/l't- Hoyt 8, Vandenbcrg Jr,, son of the late chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force, parachuted to .safety today b. " ikfi 8,000 feet and was slightly Injured p And the Republican National Committee Is fooling the bill for a half-hour nationwide radio broadcast of the address (NBC) and a GO-sUition, 15-state farm bolt tele- east (On Mont). The President will start sponk- ; »l fl p.m., EST. that wa& not disputed by a firm > the church will assist In the obser-1 o'clock. WASHINGTON (if,— There \rerc 1.758 new polio cases lust week, 471 more than In the corresponding when he landed In an open area wee'., a year ~-,a, fr- ,?ubltc Health Service reported today. Force, parachuted to safety today »»K » L » I*-" 1 -. 1JOV before hU SAbre Jet fighter crashed i "wpHc the "nonpartisnn' label, near Frankfurt. He balled out at OOP farm area leadens arc count- In^ heavily on the President to bolster the party's cnmpalRn to clce- to'thc'vlMaBe of Bavlsclihclm, hr ' l 'l) control of Congress In the ' Air rorc« offlcalls said. ' Nov. a elections. Last night the President celebrated his (Hlh birthday at a dinner at :i downtown hotel with Mrs. Eisenhower and a small group of close friends. Birthday gifts have poured in from all over the nation. 'JTicy Include two calves for his Gettysburg farm in Pennsylvania—one a Black Angus, the other a Hereford; trotll rods and reels; an old scolch bellows for lhe farm fireplace; and outdoor barbecue equipment, also for use at the farm. Aides said Elsenhower Is going back to Washington more rested and relaxed than he has been in a long time. He got In a lot of golf and fishing, but the White House emphasized he did a lot of work too. Week Tabulated It put out n tabulation statlnK among other things thM In the cluht weeks: The President spent the great majority of all the weekday morn- Ings at work in his Lowry Air Base office. He worked a couple of SuiK'ays loo, Including one when See EISENHOWER « F»f< H 10 Million Bale Quota for 1955 Set by Benson WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's cotton farmers will vole Dec. 14 on an Agriculture )epartmcnt proposal that vould reduce marketings Of he 1955 fiber crop about 16 >er cent below this year's restricted level. ' Secretary of Agriculture Benson esterdny set the 1955 crop mnrket- nff quota nt '0 million bales, the ninlmum permitted by law, in a nove to restrict production and •educe a current surplus. By comparison, this year's crop, also grown under controls, had . jeen estimated at 12'/ 2 million >ales. The previous year's produc- lon was 16,400,000 bales. Two-Thirds Vote Needed To become effective the Benson iroposal must b approved by at east two-thirds of the growers voting". This year's control program won approval by a majority of 04 per cent. Growers never have rejected quotas on cotton. To implement the quota program, Benson announced that tho icpurtmcnt will nllot acreage planting shares totaling 18,113,208 acres. This year, 21,379,000 acres were nllotert, but only mi estiated 20 lllion were planted. In 1953, when there were no controls, fnrers planted nearly 25 million acres. The control progra carries strong economic weapons for compliance. If a farmer oyerplants hia flllotmcnt, he must pay a cash penalty equal to 50 per cent of the parity price on the excess cotton. Parity is a standard for by law to be fair to fnrers in relation to their costy, Support Denied Furthermore, growers who plant more than their alloted acres are denied government price support onn,s, not only on cotton, but on other crops they grow. Benson said farm legislation required him to put cotton quotas at the lowest level permitted by law because of a currant excessive reserve supply of 9 million bales, accumulated largely from a big crop in 1953. Me estimated the total supply for the current year at 21'/a million bales and the market demand— domestic and export—at 13,(100,000 bules. The secretary did not announce the support rate for the 1955 crop. This year's production Is being supported at 90 per cent of parity. Under new farm legislation, supports for cotton and some other major crops may range next year from 82'. a to 00 per cent of parity, depending on the size of supplies. The larger the supply, the lower supports may be. However, Benson has indicated that the support rate for tho 1955 cotton crop will be "about 90 per cent" of parity. .Special Quota Benson also proclaimed a marketing quota of 30,000 bales for the 1955 crop of extra long staple cotton, a specialty type. Tills is the same quota set for this year. His announced also that 46,154 acres will be allotted for planting of this type cotton. A referendum or the long staple cotton will be held on the same date as that for the other cotton. Approval hy a two-thirds of those voting is required to make thr quotas openuive. Benson said individual farm allotments will be made before the referendum so that tanners will know how the program will affect them. Should growers reject the cotton quotas, price supports would, drop to 50 per cent of parity and would be available only to those farmers who planted within all crop allotments Resigned them. Weatlxr ARKANSAS — Fair, cool this afternoon and tonight; a little wann- er northwest portion Saturday; low tonight 35 north to 40 south with scattered frost higher portions O/,arks. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy north and east this afternoon and tonight; otherwise mostly fair this afternoon through Saturday; occasional showepR this afternoon northeast and east-central portions scattered frost tonight. Minimum vMs morntnR— VI. Mnxlmum yesterday—75, Sunrise tomorrow—fl:07. Sunset today—528. Menu temperature (midway between hlKh and low)—585. Precipitation Intit 34 hour* to 7 a.m. today—.40. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to this date — J7.80. This Date l.Mt Y«H Maximum yesterday—B4. Minimum this morning—40. Prcclplltutoa January 1 to daU -~ U.28.

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