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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOBM VOL. L—NO. 178 Blythevllle Courier Blytheviile Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 4th Juror In Sheppard Case Named Extra-Marital Affairs Again Brought Up CLEVELAND (AP) — A fourth Juror was seated tentatively, today in the first degree murder trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. He is Thomas J. Solli, a railroad foreman, the father of three children. Previously accepted for jury duty in the trial of the 30-year-old osteopath charged with beating his pregnant wife, Marilyn, to death, were a housewife, a steel plant timekeeper, and the manager of a hardware store. For the second day. references to extra marital affairs of the defendant were voiced during the questioning of Solli. But again Judge Blythin refused to allow any detailed searching of the minds of prospective jurors as to their attitude toward sex in relation to testimony that might be introduced later. Yesterday, the name of Susan Hayes, former associate of Dr. Sheppard at Bay View Hospital in nearby Bay Village, was introduced. Statement Claimed The state claims it has a statement from Mis's Hayes, 24-year-old medical technician, that she was intimate with Dr. Sheppard more than once last spring while they were in California. During examination of Solli, defense attorney Fred Garmone pointed newsmen out to Solli and said: "They cause me a little fear sometimes when I get up here to examine Do they have any effect on you?" "I'm shaking a little bit," Solli conceded. Two men and a woman have been tentatively seated to hear the first degree murder charges against Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. 30-year-old osteopath. Ten other jurors, including an alternate, remain to be chosen. The name of Miss Susan Hayes, auburn-haired and a star prosecution witness, popped up yesterday as defense attorneys argued unsuccessfully for permission to ask prospective jurors their views on adultery. The slate claims Miss Hayes, a pretty, 24-year-old hospital technician with a cute spray of freckles across her nose, has admitted she was intimate with Sheppard last March while both were in California. Four months later, July , Sheppard's blonde and pregnant wife, Marilyn, 31, was nuof dubdl- geoned to deatli in their home along Lake Erie. j Wh^ Are They Here? Sheppard, Who pleaded innocent, maintained his wife was killed by a bushy-haired man who also knocked him unconscious in -\ battle that raged through the Sheppard home and ended on the lake shore outside. Defense Counsel William J. Cor- risan, told Common Pleas Judge ! Edward Blythin that "some people consider a sexual crime or sex deviation even worse than murder" and later declared, "I know that in the evidence they (the state) will bring in testimony on extra-marital relations. . ." Waving an arm toward some 50 reporters packed in the rear of the courtroom, demanded: "What do you suppose all of these people are. here for, these reporters. . .? They're here because there's a sex angle in it. . ." The argument came up when tiie judce sustained an objection to a question Corrigan put to Edmund L Verlinger, a 29-year-old hardware store manager who was the third .juror selected. Corrigan asked: "Suppose evidence is produced that the defendant had affairs with another woman, or women, would that produce in you ... a feeling of ill.will towards the defendant that would prejudice you?" Defense Attorney Fred W. Garmone first injected the name of Miss Hayes into the trial. While questioning Mrs. Elizabeth A. Borkc, a plump housewife and mother who was the second juror seated, Garmone asked- : "Have you ever heard of or do See SHEPPARD on Page 3 I-: BLYTHVEILLE 1954 FOOTBALL QUEEN AND COURT—Shown above are Blythevllle High School's football queen and her court of six maids. They are, from left to right, first row, Queen Mllly Ann Bradley, Carmen Gary and Gail Whitsill. Back row, Gena Gaines, Donna Stnnfield, Mclba Jones nnd Rene Hays. The girls will be presented at the homecoming game Friday night at Haley Field. (Courier News I'liolo) D-Y May Top Senate Debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Langer (R-ND) said today the controversial Dixon-Yates power contract may take the spotlight away from the McCarthy censure issue in the Senate session opening Nov. 8. The North Dakota senator is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and head of Its Antimonopoly subcommittee, which has been investigating the Dixon- Yates proposal to feed private power into lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Describing himself as a "bitter opponent" of the proposed contract, Langer snid in an interview that full-blown debate on it is likely to come when the Senate meets lo decide whether Sen. McCarthy iR-Wisi should be censured. Censure Issue to Shrink? "In my opinion," he said, "the McCarthy censure issue will shrink into insignificance in the fight to prevent a few private utility companies from getting a monopoly of the electric rates in Southern states. "It will be a knock-down, drag- out fight. I intend to speak on Dixon-Yates. Testimony before my subcommittee shows that if the philosophy of Dixon-Yates is carried out, REA (the Rurrl Electrification Administration) and TVA would be wiped out." Under the Dixon-Yates contract ordered by President Eisenhower, the Atomic Energy Committee (AEC) would buy power from a private utility group for delivery tt, the TVA at Memphis, Tenn. This power, to be supplied by a 107- million-dollar plant to be built at West used Memphis, Ark., would be by TVA to replace a like amount of power TVA supplies to Ten-Year-Old Order Binds PSC, Says AP&L LITTLE ROCK (AP,) — The Arkansas Power and Light Co. has charged that the Arkansas Public Service Commission is bound by a 10-year-old order of a different set of commissioners in determining the outcome of the company's current rate increase request. AF&I. is .seeking approval ol its "reasonable rale of .rctu " ' "'" application for a S3,800,000 annual rate increase. The higher rates already are in effect under bond which guarantees repayment to the consumer should the PSC deny the increase. Willis Holmes of Little Bock AP&L attorney, told the commissioners that the company was presenting its case in the belief that an order issued .June 21 1944 which established for AP&L the "prudent investment" rate base and the Cotton Crop Indicates Parity Will Stay at 90% WASHINGTON (AP) — Unofficial crop figures strongly indicate the support price for cotton next year will remain at 90 per "cent of parity. per cent for investments in the power company still was binding on the present commission. The 1044 order, issued by a former set of commissioners under the same utility law, ordered the power company to write off $3,000000 from its books for rate-making purposes . Holmes said it was the company's contention that the old order "is binding." 0. D. Longstrcth, Little Rock city attorney, declared that f the idea prevailed "this hearing is all a waste of time." Denies U-Y, Interest During yesterday's session, the company, presented testimony cie- .signed to show that: 1. No direct financial interest is maintained by the AP&L in the controversial West Memphis power '"Bunder the proposed rate in- c:ro;) . sc> g 4i4 8 per jent of the u,n- ™mw would pay than three ntomic Installations. Critics have contended the private power will cost the government more than would the .same electricity if supplied by TVA. They argue also that (.he contract may be the entering wedge in n campaign aimed at destroying TVA. TVA Confined? The Eisenhower administration, on the other hand, says the proposal i.s n reasonable and practical way of supply needed power to tin area, and that it will afford time to restudy the future role of TVA, The Council of State Chambers uf Commerce, which repiT.simls 31 .state and regional chambers, made public l(i:;t nif-ht a slatcim/nt saying tlio Di.xon - Yato.s contract "would tend to keep TVA within its own urea, and Uuil is what concerns tiic public power ad\ot;»to.s." A report prepared by the council's research director, hlu^ene l'\ Rinta, said the proposed interchange of power would meet the needs of both EC and TVA "without entailing the expenditure of over 1DO million dollurs of the tux- payers' money (rj serve needs of both AEC and i VA "without entailing the expenditnre of over 100 million dollars of the taxpayers' money to serve needs around Memphis." Dulles in Paris to Fulfill Plan for W. Germany Calls on Allies to Transform 'London Hopes' into Realities By JOSEPH E. DYNAM PARIS (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, arriving here, by piano today from Washington, called upon Allied leaders to transform the "hopes of London" into the "realities of Paris." Dulles arrived for a series of meetings which are expected to enlist a rearmed West Germany into the Allied defense setup as a member of a revived Brussels treaty and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In a brief statement at Orly * —' ill-field, the secretary cited the ^ j ^ ^^ f City Chest Drive At Halfway Point supports for cotton and other basic! The Agriculture Department, in : would seriously effect a S98.OWJ.000 suppoub lu uuuu m determining the support level for j expansion program evisioncd by a crop under the new law. will use j the company during the next four a complicated formula. The for- j years. mula's prime ingredient is the i Company officials also pointed ratio of total supply to normal sup- ' out that the utility was facing piy. Could Decline For cotton, the maximum ratio is 108 per cent. Support will rc- 'Risks' Were Holdovers from Truman Era PHILADELPHIA U)—Vice President Richard Nixon says all but! various special threats—such as government competition. Also cited were the effects a recession would have on industria] grows over 108 per cent of normal Supreme Court in Delaware Gets Integration Issue WILMINGTON, Del. UP) — Tills border state's explosive segregation dispute, Involving the integration ot 10 Negro high school students at the previously all-white school at Mllford, rested today in the hands of three members of the State Supreme Court. An appeal was taken to the court yesterday from Vice Chancellor William Marvel's order granting a temporary injunction to permit attendance by the Negro pupils with the 1,662 white students In the southern Delaware combined elementary-high school. aem rticnaiu INJAUII anya an UUM o — — ._ , one of 164 State Department em- supply, however, then the support ployes removed as security risks level could decline to as far as were holdovers from the Truman administration. That one, he told some 3,000 diners at -. SlOO-a-plate Republican fund-raising dinner last night, "was a 90-day temporary employe who lost his job the moment that his security check was complete." Nixon said the information came from the Civil Service Commission report which showed that 6,296 security risks "were removed from the federal payroll" during a 13- month period ending June 1954. The vice president said he cited the figures to prove what he called this "fact": "That the Truman administration failed miserably to deal effectively with communism In the United States and that the Elsen- hower administration has succeed. ed magnificently in cleaning the mesa they left." up main at 90 per cent when total! demands; the effect of expansion supply is 10,8 per cent, or less, of ion the company's financial stnnd- normal supply. II total supply , ing and the overall reflection of the recent political campaign which j AP&L officials described 'as "tin- j fortunate." If the company's contention that the entire picture hinges on the 1944 order prevails then the PSC would be limited in Its present actions to determining whether AP&L qualified for a rate Increase under the 1944 order. 82 1 /:; per cent. Right now unofficial crop estimates Indicated a 104 per cent ratio for cotton: Total supply looks like about 18 million bales and a normal supply of about 17',4 million bales is in prospect. This would forecast 90 per cent supports in 1955. Blytheviile Man Comes Home Sgl. Eric L. Ray of Blythevllle is among the 2,382 servicemen aboard the A'rmy transport General W. A. Mann due to arrive In Seattle tomorrow from the Far East. Sgt. flay is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Eric .Ray of 2312 Kenwood Drive and the husband of Mrs. Dorothy Bay of 809 Pecan. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks Sec More "T" Against Memphis East HlRh Friday . . . HoK-Kcbel Rivalry One of Holiest In South . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and.9 . . . . . . Osrcola News and Fca- lure . . . I'atfe 7 ... . . . Rrlttah Doe.k Spreads . . . Pa»re S . . . . . . Wilson's Remarks . . . Editorial* . . . IMge 6 ... Manila Man Is Held on Fraud Charge A 23-year-old Manila man was arrested in Kermett, Mo., .Sunday night on a federal charge oi fraud by telegraph wire. Elmer Wcssie Stephens WHS ar- rcMted by Kcnnelt nlrtht Police- Chief Ernie Klrkman. Highway Patrol SgV. J- I- I'fitiy and an FBI ntfent on a. federal warrent issued Sept. 21 by the U. S. Commissioner in Mobile, Ala, Stephens i.s charged with defrauding W. L. Hammond of flo- bcrtfidrtle, Ala., of. more than $2,000, Sheriff Jack Barnes said. He was alleged to have borrowed some money from Hammond to drive a truck to Missouri, where he was. to buy hay and take H back to Alabama. The sheriff said that according to a letter received from Hammond, a wire had been received from Stephens that tires and wheeh of the truck had been .stolen and he needed more money from Hammond so he could replace them and return to Alabama. Stephens is being held in Dunklin County jail at Kcnnett Kwait- ing the arrival of a U. S. Marshall from St. Louts who will transfer him to St. Louis for arraignment. vast network of interrelated problems Uu-UtoiUs to the restoration ! of German sovereignty, the joining iciRelher of West Europe for u tnensured defense and the solidification of NATO." The secretary will me<H British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Kdeii, French Premier Pierre Men- iUw - Prnnce nnd West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in the Palais ric Chaillot this afternoon to end the Allied occupation of Germany and to restore Its sovereignty lo the Bomi Government, Tomorrow Dulles will attend a nine-power conference to amend the Brussels treaty, and on Friday, with other members of the NATO council, will vote on Western Germany as the 15th NATO i.iember. Decisive Importance The secretary described this series of meetlnu-s as "of decisive importance from the standpoint of peace, security and freedom In Europe." He nddcd: "At the recent London conference important decisions were taken as to how these problems should he resolved. Now the tusk IK Lo translate those decisions into final executive acts. "I am well nware of the diffl- ciillles of this llowtn-m-, the parliamentary and public reactions lo the London accords provide new Impetus and the intense and con; structlve labor of our experts mark good ndviuwcs." "Thus." tho secretary concluded, "(he hopes of London mny become the realities of Paris. That will be our dedicated" The soKf.ton to end Allied occupation of West Germany Is expected to 1)0 a smooth one, but H was learned that at least Iwo minor problems remain for settlement. Could Ke-Oeciipy One Is the dofin'tion of the emergency situation which would entitle Hie three Western powers to resume their occupation. The other c[)iicern.s conditions under which the Allied troops are to remain in Genrmny. But American and other sources predict a prompt agreement, Yesterday Mcndes-Fnmce and Adenauer met for eight hours to discuss the Saar and a variety of economic subjects. Informants said the two made proK- re.s.s on the question of I lie Snnr territory, which Mende.s-Prance has tied in with a solution of West German rearmament. The two leaders were said lo be nrarinj? agreement, on a plan to place the coal-rich Ka»r under She authority of the projected West Kiiropnan Union —thft new name lor (be revived Brussels organization—• so far BS Us foreign affairs are concerned. Parliaments in all countries must ratify the fign-eim.-nt.s before they can become effective. ISO P-AKvn Studied The We.'itcrn Hi if Four ministers will examine 180 parses of detailed A drive toward a $24,280 goal for BlylheviUe's 1954 Community Chest noarcd the hallway mark today as volunteer workers began their second week of solicitations. At the first general report meeting at Blytheviile Y yesterday aft- L-moon. workers reported a total of $10,674.09 solicited to date—44 per cent of the goal. However, the report was a llttla disappointing to campaign officials. They had expected the drive to go past the halfway mark at the first report meeting, Nefrro Division Opens Following yesterday's report meeting:, the eighth, and final phase ol the 11)54 campaign—the Negro Division—was kicked off at a dinner for volunteer workers at Harrison Early Git Ahead of 1953 100,552 Bales Ginned By Oct. 1, According To Government Report Another drouth year nnd quick cotton season has scut curly cotton KinnliiKs In Mississippi County Honi'lnK for the third .straight your, according to Bureau of Cen.sus, U. S. Department or Commerce figures released today. The Census Bureau reported today that a total of 100,052 bales of cotton were ginned In Mississippi County from the 1954 crop prior to Oct. 1. In the same period last year, n total of bales were Kinni:d in the county, the Census Bureau's figures reveal. Nationally, the Census Bureau reported gimilngH to Oct. 1, 1D54 at 5,091,377 running bales. Seen: 12 Million The national report Hated an indicated total production of la,511, 000 bales and an Indicated yield per lien! of 311 pounds. National ginning. 1 * to Oct. 1 lasl your were 6,!i4l,5GQ bales and 5,709,770 In 1052. In commenting on the 195-1 iiic.s, County Af;ent Keith Bllhrey stated that tho Oct. 1 ginning figure for Mfs.sta.slpp! County was "very interesting," "I don't know why the ginning.' would be so much larger llils yeai than last," he said. "Both yciin- were drouth years and both seasons were early." "We have fewer Mexican laborers in tin: county this year but more mechanical pickers," he explained. a'.irecmenls West German rights. The detailed pacts wore |prepared by exports who haver been imeetlnf,'' since the nnd of the re- j cent London conference on West - C'H-nmin n'-.irmaim'nt. i Plans ('.'ill for accords to !)(• added to the still unnitlfiod ilicc-' Bonn Peace Con tract, which WHS 'tied to the defunct European !->':[en;-,e Community Treaty. The com- stituic for a peace trenty officially i ending thi> war between Germany ;uid the Allies. i No .such peace treaty can be ! written now hPt-ausf; no agreement I can be worked out with the Soviet i Union. West Germany cannot he completely Independent until a fi- iKil peace treaty is drafted. The Allies, for example, will keep spe- ; ciitl rights in divided Berlin and will n-tain the right to take action : in the of an emergency In• sidfi Germany. I Dulles left Washington cautiously hopeful that France will agree to ail the proposals under dlscus- ! .sion. I Adenauer summoned the leaders Sep. JUG FOUli on Page 3 Little Rock 'Sold Out' For Ark-Ole Miss Game LITTLE ROCK im-Thia city's hotels and tourist courts reported today that all of their rooms have been reserved for Saturday, when Arkansas and Mississippi meet In one of the nation's top football games. Advance ticket sales Indicate that a crowd of 35,000 f«n» will attend the game between the two unbeaten unlvcrsitlcl. Leachville Schools to Open LEACHVILLE — Roy Dawson. superintendent of the Ijeachvlllc Schools, has announced the fall session of school will begin Monday. Lee Waddell of Manila has been added to the list of teachers and will Instruct tlie Junior and Senior High In math and history. He will also teach a class In physical education. The raster*! of teachers arc complete nnd classwi will assemble at 4:30 a, m. State Cotton Two-Thirds Harvested LITTLE ROCK MV-Arkansas' cotton harvest Is about two-third. 1 completed In wine and •arly three-fourths finished in others. The weekly report of the F<xl- ;ral-State Crop Reporting Service Mild grains, .sorghums and lute bay crop:; arc .showing excellent, proyrcs.-i after the recent rams. Th(; rice crop is four-fifths harvested nnd the early soybean harvest is Hearing com- plf'tlou in .some counties. High School last night. According to figures released by Chamber of Commeree this moru- Inu, the $10,(J74.0II (or 44 per cent of the goal reported to date wns given by only 31 per cent of the totiU contacts In the campaign to date: Division I (Advanced Gifts)—$6,970. Division II (Employees)— $W. Division III (Commercial and Public Service)—$1.360.50. Division- IV (Government and Education)—$307. Division VII (Residential) — |1,523. .... .' Health Unit Is Keeping Busy in '54 The three-quarter year report from the North Mississippi County Health Unit announced today by Mi's. Annabel Fill and Mrs. Ctuva Ambrose, county health nurses, showed .some 1R.G83 individual shuts nnd vncelniittons were given up to Sept. 30. A totii) of 0,552 completed shots for typhoid and 1,971 were vaccin- ntf}fl for .smallpox while a total of 1,150 .shots for tetanus, dipther- ia »nd whooping cough were nd- minisfcred. Twenty cases 1 of communicable diseases were investigated including typhoid, polio, meningitis and tetanus. Second grade children taking the Sulk nnU-polio vaccine, numbered 800. Home nnd office visits to known cases of venereal disease was 24G; Uilji'rcuJo.sis Vi.sit.s totaled 2(33. Medical examinations were given to 28 anU-pai'lum.s while 102 medical and nursing visits were made U> '1Q CKSI;S. Premature babies given home nursing .service numbered seven with 90 children examined in well child clinics and 8fi given nursing service. Six children were placed under medical cure after being given Vision tests. Twenty-five new crippled children were admitted to medical service; home and office visits numbered 142; eiifht children with rheumatic fover were placed under medical care. A tolta of 124 clinic's and conferences were held in north Mississippi County health unit at Blylhe- ville while "36 were held at Doll, ]f» at Luxora, two at Armorel, and nine at Burdette. Inspections made by the county s;i nit.iinan to public eating establishments, food stores, schools, hotels, public sewers, etc., numbered 455 With 34 conference:; held with officials, icHehers. mayors, mid owners ol establishments. NEW ARMY RECRUITER — SFC Murl'D. Ring has been assigned as new Army recruiting sergeant for Mississippi County. Sgt. Ring has opened his recruit- Ing office In the City Hall here. The Army vccrultinR office IB open dnily from 8 a-m, to & p.m. Weather ARKANSAS — Increasing cloudiness cool this afternoon and tonight a little warmer Thursday; occasional rain northeast Thursday. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy east and south considerable cloudiness northwest through Thursday with scattered thundershowers west tonight and west and north Thursday; warmer east. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterdiiy—65. Sunrise tomorrow—6:11. Sunset today—5:19. Mcnn temperature (midway bfltweon hlRh and low)—32.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thin datt — 27.80. This Dale tiisi "Your Maximum yesterday—88. Minimum this morning—M. meipivtillou January I to d*,W —

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