The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 23, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 181 BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Va!lcy Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1954 EIGHT PAGES Published Dnily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS QUEEN' MILLY AND COURT — Reigning over Blytheville's homecoming football victory over East High of Memphis last night were Queen Milly Ann Brndley (center) and her court, (left (o right), Rene Hnys, Gena Games, Carmen Gary, Bail Whitsitt, Donna Stanfield and Melba Jones. Crown-bearer was Queen Milly's brother, Johnny Bradley. Flower girl Clara Lowe Thompson slipped off before photo was made. (Courier News Photo) Chickasaws Edge East High 7-6 in Homecoming Contest Fisher's Kick Provides Margin for Fifth Victory Blytheville's Chickasaws got seized by another bad case of fumblitis last night and the usually potent Tribe barely escaped with its scalp as it eeked out a narrow 7-6 vordict over a surprisingly strong East High eleven of Memphis. It was the Chicks' homecoming, end Fred Hodge roaming in the and the old grads who were in the stand probably left the game with a good ease of ulcers after watching the Chickasaws piddle away scoring opportunities via the fumble route. But nothing .should be taken from the visiting Mustangs. The Chicks were expecting a fairly easy time with the'Mcmphians who have won only two games all year. But Hie Mustangs showed the Blytheville fans a couple of hot-shot backs that stood out in spite of a line that didn't give them too much ! help. They were J ini But ler, a 190- pounder who lias plenty of speed to go with his drive and a .scat- back by the name of Bryan Lewis, a break-away runner deluxe. Butler and Lewis were the main flat and hit him with a bulls eye. Hodge fell into the end zone for the six pointer thai counted. Fisher made it 11 straight extra points and 12 out of 13 for the season to get the Chicks' seventh point. For a few minutes it looked as if thtit set the Chicks off, but they weren't through fumbling. They held for downs at the East 49 and moved for a first down to the 35 only to see the drive stopped by a fumble recovery. They held the Mustangs again in their own territory and took over on downs at midfield and again started goal- ward. Another Fumble With Edgmon and Fisher leading the way, they drovn to the East 15 in just five plays but again they fumbled the chance and East H] h recovered wing and between them they: ;md controlled the ball for the re- accounted for well over half of East I maindcr of the half 7T yavds rushing. The Chicks generally known as cogs m the Mustangs T and single | nft - iiy High's yavds rushing. Fifth Victory Tne Chicks n last half ball club, .saw the tables turn on them after intermis- See CHICKS on Page 5 It wa.s the Chicks' fifth victory of the season against one defeat but the narrow victory margin over a team that is tied for the cellar in the Memphis Prep League, undoubtedly will cost the Chicks in statewide prestige. The Chicks appeared to be still j let down from last week's hectic j showing in Mobile. Statistic-wise! they played their usual ball game, j grinding out 239 yards on the ground and adding 25 more through the air. But the .story is told in the fumbles and fumbles recovered departments. Blytheville fumbled a total gressional elections, of eight times and on five of these About 150 top Republicans keds Aim: to Work Through Dems—Nixon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vice President Nixon says he has a "secret memoran dum" of the Communist party that shows it is "determined to conduct its program within the Democratic party." At almost the same hour Nixon spoke last night, Democral Adlai Stevenson accused Nixon ol eading a Republican congressional campaign that can be described as McCarthyism in a white collar." Nixon told a GOP rally at Butte, Mont., that H memorandum to California Communist leaders said that under the two-party system "The first attempt must be to fight out the issues within the ranks of the Democratic party." The vice president said the Communist party is tfying to "make its policies the policies of the Democratic party." Stevenson, at a party rally Milwaukee, snid Nixon is "back at he old reliable again—Commu- lists in government," He contended Nixon has "repudiated" President Eisenhower by trying to make -instead * of the * Eisenhower Ike Swings Campaign Tour to Pennsylvania WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower forays into politically important Pennsylvania today in a stepped up drive to bolster the Republican campaign for the Nov. 2 con- Pennsylvania—officials, party leaders and candidates—were invited to hear the President and eat his beef stew recipe at, a luncheon on Eisenhower's 189-acre f arm near Gettysburg. Eisenhower planned to travel by auto to the .site near the historic battlefield, about a two-hour drive from the capital. Pennsylvania Democrats have been whooping a victory cry in advance of the election day showdown. They say they have a good chance to unseat five or more House Republicans—enough to give the Democrats control of the now narrowly divided House if the party holds its own elsewhere. And they claim a good chance to get the governorship for the second time in 70 years. Republicans say they see no occasions, the Mustangs recovered. And one of the fumble recoveries gave East High its touchdown. As it turned out, the kicking toe of Kenneth Fisher wa.s the difference. But the real star of the game was the Chicks' Danny Edgmon. Edgmon Outstanding Edgmon's beautiful runs kept the Chicks In the ball game as he ate up 131 yards in 16 curries. Little Freddie Akers. the Chicks' triple threater, gave Edgmon some fine assistance. Freddie picked up 55 yards on the ground and completed two pii.s^e.s, one for the Tribe's only touchdown. Fisher, who ran hard, got 38 yards in seven attempts and Quarterback Bobby Jones added 10 yards hi carries. Defensively, the Chicles ran hot and cold. They .stopped the Mustangs' twice inside the 20 and once they held for four straight downs inside the 10. But at other moments they looked confused. But, it wa.s fumbles that really hurt. Two .sustained drives were stopped deep in East High territory, once on the 11 and once at the 22, by fumbles and it was fumble by Edgmon that gave East High its touchdown. Score Called Back The Chicks got their lone tally on the third play of the second quarter but they- had to score twice before they got a counter. The touchdown was set up on a fumble recovery by end Drane Adams who fell on the loose ball at the Mustangs' 25. On first down Edgmon cut inside end and lumbered for eight yards to the Mustangs' 17. Then on a pitchout from quarterback Bobby Jones off a T play he got the first down at the 12. On the first play of the second quarter Akers broke down the middle for five and then fullback Kenneth Fisher, running like he hasn't run all year, cracked over from the .seven. But the officials called the play back and doalt the Chicks off a. five yard illegal motion penally ' now In the Jury box. such shift in this normally Republican state where they -currently hold a 19-11 edge in congressional seats. They predict they'll win the governorship and perhaps pick up some House scats. One Day al White House Eisenhower was heading for Pennsylvania after only one day In the White House. He politicked in Connecticut and New York City on Wednesday and Thursday. He returned only one week ago from an eight weeks \vork-and-play vacation in Denver. On the way to his farm, Eisenhower planned to -stop off at the Pennsylvania monument on the Gettysburg Civil War battlefield and speak briefly to townfolks. This was a late addition to his schedule. The guest list for the luncheon See EISENHOWER on Pajrc 8 record—the major campaign issue Smear Blitz Changed Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell yesterday nc cused the GOT? of "a desperate last-minute smear blit* designed to .stave off the defeat they feel ii their hearts is facing them." His .statement held Nixon and GOP Chairman Leonard Hall responsible. Avercll Harriman, Democratic candidate for -governor of New York, was the target last night foi a campaign blast from retiring Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey, in a radio-TV talk, accused Harriman of helping engineer in 1925 a securities deal in Poland "out of which Harriman and his associates made millions of dollars and the investors lost millions." Harriman called Dewey's char "more distortion and smear." John P. McGrath, Democratic state campaign manager, said payments to investors were halted by World War II because the properties involved were in German hands. New Charge Made A new Republican charge also was made in the Rhode Island campaign for governor. Dean J. .ewis, the GOP candidate, said in televised speech that the Democratic attorney general, William E. Powers, tried "desperately to cov- up" for the former chairman of a now insolvent insurance firm. Democratic Gov. Dennis Roberts, who is seeking reelection, called this a "deliberate falsehood." Powers termed it an "unscrupulous political smear." In Pennsylvania, Eisenhower today will be luncheon host at his Gettysburg farm to the state's Republican congressional candidates. On Monday night, the White House announced, Eisenhower will make a nationally televised "nonpartisan" speech on economic conditions. Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay last night charged In St, Louis that "the Democrats have never yet solved the unemployment problem without war." McKay, addressing a GOP rally, said the Eisenhower administration has gone from a war to a j See REDS nn Page 8 ' W. Germany Taken Into Defense Fold Saar Issue Settled at Last Minute Bv JOSEPH PARIS (AP) E. DVNAN The Western Langer Says AP&L Made 'Blunder' Filing Lawsuit WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ungcr (R-lnrt) said today the Arkansas Power & Light Co. "made a major blunder' Senate investigation of the the term "Wall Street crowd. The North Dakota Republican predicted that public reaction to the suit will be swift and negative. Defendant, in the slander suit, is Arthur E. McLean, a little Rock banker who told the Lunger subcommittee Thursday that Arkansas Power was "the most corrupt and ruthless corporation thnl ever oper- Allies took defeated West Germany into the defense fold today moments after France *md her traditional enemy wrote a hectic lUh-hour compromise settlement of the ong-festering dispute over the Saar. French Premier Pierre Mendcs- ran.ce and West German Chanccl- or Konrad Adenauer initialed an :reemcnt to give the rich Sanr border area, German by language ,nd custom but closely tied to the French economy, a "European" tatus—at least until the long- awaited peace conference for a reunified Germany. TJils accord, which remained in doubt almost to the last minute, •emovcd the final obstacle to the iigiiing: of other Allied treaties lammered out here this week and n London last month. Agreement Signed Under glaring floodlights in the French foreign ministry's gold and vliitc state dining room, the for- :ign ministers of the Western Big "hree then joined the Chancellor n signing' an agreement to end the Ulied occupation of West Germany nd to restore all but full sover- fgnty to the West Germans. A principal factor in winning the :w agreements wn.s n jy the United States and Britain keep troops on the European ontinent indefinitely. These gmtr- ntees were given—to soothe ap- reheiLsive Frenchmen—at the ..ondon conference late in Septem- "r at which the basic outlines of European foreign ministers fol- owed up the sovereignty iigree- lent with the signing of amendments to the 1948 Brussels Alliance •hfch establish a "Western Euro- can Union" linking Britain, 'ranee, Belgium, Holland, Luxnm- ourg, West Germany and Italy. Replaces EDO Their action, adding two former nemy states to the original five- ower treaty, replaced the ill-fated uropnan army plan as a frame ork for West German rearma- lent, less than two months after he death of EDC in the French ational Assembly. In today's eaty and with their new sever- gnty, the Germans received the ght to rearm. The West Germans simultane- usly renounced war as an instru- ent of national policy, particular- In connection with claims to lost •cas in the East, and stepped illingly into an inter-Allied sy.s- m setting strict controls on the •oduction of arm.s and the move- ent of troops in Germany for the st of this century. Another agreement fixed a ceil- of 12 divisions on the new Gnr- an army and placed it tightly un- the orders of the supreme al- commander, Gen. Alfred M. ruenther. The Germans also edged themselves not to rce to achieve the deeply desired unification of their country. The signature ceremony for-gaii 3:25 p.m. and was completed 3:56 p.m. rhe ministers, except Adeiumer, en moved to NATO headquarters the Palais de Chniilot annex, j myM . lf/ . Mrs _ ni^" and Mr. St. here the H member nations wen: | C |, im> wfi ,. r , d( , ud wfH . n , h|1 p[(H(;( , sign an agreement inviting West [ nn .j Vf , f , iiml Mr . Bk-< ; rlM ;.l St. Joseph Hospital .soon after arrivu in filing a two million dollar slander suit against a witness in a e controversial Dixon-Yates power contract. Langer, chairman of a Senate antimonopoly subcommittee carrying on the probe, a newsman a "Wall Street crowd" prompted the 'filing of the suit in Little Rock "with clear intent of intimidation" of witnesses critical of the proposed contract, which hai come an issue in the current political campaign. Langer did not spell out who he meant bv thn tni-m "Wnll .Qh-nnt nrmin] " told with the has ii ted within the bounds of the state." Arkansas Power officials indi cated the suit—which accuses the banker of making "malicious, false and slanderous statements" abou AP&L— is not based on McLean's Senate testimony, which Is prlvl legcd, but on his past statements Motion to Reject Rate Hike Studied LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Objectors to tiie proposed Ar kansas Power & Light Co. rate increase yesterday asked thai the company's entire petition be rejected without additional hearings as the last of the company's witnesses left the stand Former Osceola Man Shoots Two, Then Kills Sell Fatally Wounds Step-Daughter, Son-in-Law in Memphis Oliver Marshall St. Claire, 38, Memphis motel operator formerly of Osceola, committed suicide after fatally shooting his .step-daughter and her bridegroom at his home in Memphis insl nlHhl. .He shot and killed Edwin M. BleclMoe, 20, and his wile of throe days, Mfii'fjarel E. Bled.soe, 17, while they were; visiting in his home at Chickasjiw Courts Mold because his p-dauKhler hud eloped to Iler- n;indo, Miss., to marry after he or- ered her not to until .she hud j ompleted .student nurses training, Mi'mphi.4 police said. St. Clfiii-e formerly operated the Twin Gables ni^ht dub on High- ny (il South at Osceola. Si. Clfiin: apiifitird normal upon 'iiriiiK newfi ol the nmmaKe from ihc yf)iui!4 couplf and invited them to visit him mid Mrs. St.. Claire, which they did. The .shootinn took place when Mrs. St. Clairr- left the house to yu clown the street for Mtndwichfs while the others watched tdr-vlfiion. After shooliiiK the; youiif- couple with a .22 caliber target pistol. St. Chiirc telephoned the police find >.aid, "I have ju.sL committed a double, murder ;md I am K"iiiK to kill The Public Service Commifisioii is conducting hearings in the powei company's application for a $3,000, 00(1 permanent rate increase. J. T. Blcwsler nl Pine Bluff, head of APM/.s rate department wa.s the last company witness. The motion for rejection of the application without further hearings was taken under advisement by the PSC, chairman Lewis Robin son said. Meanwhile, lie said, cross examination of the company wttnes- se. c ; would begin next Wednesday. Ally, Gen. Tom Gentry, representing some protcstiuiLs to the application, objected on t h e Krounds that he needed at least 10 daysl, o prepare lor cross examination, Kucess Oiled AL 15-ininute rece.s-K was culled by the commission. When It re- turnr'd to tin; hearing room, Robin- .son announced that the cross ex mninaUon would bCKtn ni-'xt Wednesday. Gentry, if he believes he nutrd.s more time for cross examination after the commission stall has finished its questions may then have his motion considered, Robinson said. Gmilry ban intervened against the increase on behalf of the state id a tfroup of state-supported cof- Iei4(.-.s. He, with city attorneys opposinK the boost on behalf of their muncipiilitii-.s, have indicated Ihey will attempt to show that the small consumer is bclny expected to boar an inrrjuiiuble portion of the 1 nuni' for the benefit of the: larger user. The pro!.e.slant.\ in moving lor an immediate denial of the company's application, contend that by APAiL'.s own testimony it has shown that no r.ilt-; was needed to ;ttir;tct investment capital or to siSMirr? continued payments to bondholders and returns to stockholders. in a years long feud with the company. McLean Welcomes Suit Informed here of the legal action against him, McLean said "I welcome the suit. . . . They are •asking: for the works—they're going to set it." •Lunger reacted explosively when he heard of the suit. Pounding the table, the senator shouted "we are not going to allow Dixon-Yates or anyone else to bluff, scare or intimidate witnesses." The North Da- kola senator snid his subcommittee would assign its chief counsel, Sidney Davis, and hire former Gbv. Slcl McMath of Arkansas to help with McLean's defense, If this con be done legally. He ordered hiis staff to prepare an opinion on this piont. McMath testified yesterday that AP&L used money and influence In 1952 to defeat his try for a third term in the Arkansas State House. This happened, McMath snid, because he favored the building of a steam power generating plant by a group of cooperatives. McMath saia the private utility was "the most powerful polftical influence in Arkansas ... an unhealthy influence, not conducive bo good government." Arkansas Power is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Middle South Utilities Inc., one of two firms which make up the Dixon-Yates power group. Lunger's subcommittee hn.s been looking Into a proposed government contract under which the Dixon - Yates group would build a 107-niillion dollar power plant at West Memphis, Ark., to serve un area of east Tennessee over Tennessee Valley Authority lines. Contract Not Signed This private power would *e- [jlace TVA electricity which would be used instead at government atomic plants in Tennessee and. Kentucky. This contract, though not yet signed, has been approved in form by the AEC and is to be scrutinized next month by the Senile-House Atomic Energy Commit- Sec POWER on Tape 8 Holy Land Exhibit Story Of a Lifetime to become their 15th ermany ember. Moscow Respond* These achic vein en ts, which <itl- d German manpower to Allied •ength in defcase of the West, oked a quick and more than co- cidental response from Moscow. While the treaties were being Sec GERMANS on PJIRC 8 with'jiit j'HRfitiling coM.sciou.sness. Funf-nil arrangements were ; complete this mnrniiif.',. The bodies of Mr. SI. Claim u Mrs. Hicd.sof: were taken to National Funeral Home while Mr. filedsoe w.-i.s taken'to the Kr-rnodle Funeral I Home at Wynne, Ark. First Week of Dr. Sam's Trial Shows Long Road Ahead CLEVELAND (AP) — After | defense would say how many chal-| a fnlr and impartial jury. That, five clays of healed arguments lc " Bes they plan to use ' but Judge) he said, would be the real test of Over subjects raneing from d Blythin said he doubted j whether the trial should be moved . _ J .. '&' 6 .""'"I that more than four jurors would to another county. sex and Susan Hayes to the effects of publicity on a jury, the Sheppard murder trial was in a weekend recess today with 12 jurors tentatively picked, and challenging likely io start Monday. Dr. Samuel Sheppard, a slender, handsome osteopath, is accused of bludgeoning his pregnant wife to death July 4 after an affair some weeks earlier with Miss Hnyes, a cute 24-year-old hospital technician. Court resumes Monday when state and defense attorneys can )C,;in using their six peremptory | challenges each to dismiss Jurors they feel are not qualified. There are seven women and five men be excused. After the challenges have been used and the excused jurors are alternate must be replaced, chosen. Then with the final jury seated, one more legal step remains before the state can start its case. That Is a motion for a change of venue, introduced by the chief defense attorney, William J. Corrigan. Corrlgan, starting a theme he repeated constantly in the first five days of the trial, contended publicity given the case by newspapers, radio and television had made It Impossible for Sheppard to get a fair trial in Cuyhoga County. The 12th Williams, Juror is Mrs. Luella divorcee and mother of. four grown children. She Is the only Negro tentatively seated on the jury. The other juror picked yesterday was a letter carrier, Gerald L. Llcderbach. The court used up 30 of the original panel of 66 prospective Jurors, excusing some " for illness and others because they had fixed opinioas on the guilty or innocence of the defendant or were opposed to capital punishment.' One of the panel members excused yesterday was a pretty brunette, who admitted'she discussed tho cnrc all week with friends and I relatives, despite Judge Blythln's Judge Blythin refused then to order last Monday not to talk about decide upon the motion until after ! It at all. back to the 12. Akers then spotted I Neither the prosecution nor the Jan attempt had been'made to pick] *'or 'aiiubeyms his order, Mrs. Betty Marie Parker was liable to a contempt citation. But the judi-e never mentioned this, although he sternly reprimanded her. She had been getting along splendidly under questioning by Defense Atty. Fred W. Oiirmonc until he started asking her whether she discussed the case in telephone calls. While Judge Blythin's eyes grew wide In surprise, she told of talk- Ing about the trial this week with her siiicr, "my girl friend" and finally with nearly all of the 55 women with whom she works al a factory. During the five days needed to pick a tentative jury the 30-year- old defendant sat in the courtroom with few outward signs of emotion. He hud wtivm smiles for his father and two brothers, who also are osteopaths. Most of the time he sat quietly watching his lawyers anil the Ihree assistant prosecutors while they | (jnixxed prospective jurors. Occasionally his eyes drifted to the 50- odd newsmen, who took up most of the spectators scats in the .small courtroom. His expression seemed reproachful then. Ills slender fingers usually were locked and held under his chin or out a few Inches from his face. Sometimes he would close his eyes itmi squeeze tightly with hl.s elapsed hands in what appeared to be moments of mental stress. Indicted on a first degree murder charge last Aug. 17, Dr. Shep- mrd has maintained steadfastly that his 31-year-old wile was killed by a bushy-haired Intruder who knocked him out when he tried to d her. His wife, Marilyn, mother of his x-.vr.u-olc! .son, uas (uin- months pregnant when her bloody body Wa.s found In their suburban Bay Murder Hearing Ends in Acquittal ARKANSAS CITY, Ark. Wl — A [jury's acquittal of Cecil Rice has written H legal finish to a throe- ye;<r-ohl southeast Arkansas' mystory: the disappearance of Agnes nice. Alter hearing testimony tor thrci days, the jury ol II men and one woman deliberated 32 minutes be fore deciding last night that Rice was not guilty of beating his wife Agnes, to death and throwing her body into the Mississippi River. He had been charged with first degree murder in Arkansas City division of Desha County Circuit Court. Mrs. Rice's body never was fount!. Marriage Affirmed BEIRUT, Lebanon M>>—The third and final elaborate Moslem ceremony last night affirmed the marriage of Saudi Arabian Prince Ta ial, brother of King Sand, and Mounn Sohl, daughter of the awd- atod Lcbanesp Premier Rmrt Solh. She Is a cousin of the current Premier, Saml Solh. Weather ARKANSAS — Pair this nftcr- iioon, lontkht mul tomorrow with 10 Important temperature chungcs. MISSOURI — Fair this after_ noon mid tonight; increasing cloud- Village home on (he shore of Lake ness Sunday; low tonight 45-50; Sec SIlEiTAR*) un Tage 8 (high Sunday In the 7US. Nearly 55 years ago on the littlo .find ol Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, two .small boys sat at the knee of their mother and listened intently Ji.s .she described the Holy Land and recounted the story of Christ, Nightly they listened and each nijjht they met \\ new character from the New Testament or heard ol a new incident'in the life of that Alan who brought Christianity to earth. So impressed were they with the beauty of the .stories and the colorful heroes and heroines that they bcyan enrving from wood crude figures which represented persons who lived centuries before. These images, when arranged in the scenes described by the first reporters who wrote the New Testament., brought the story of the Holy Land to lift 1 . Joseph and Salvatore Gaud were merely playing with toys, a.s all boys do, but their game WHS the foundation of an exhibit vith which they have shared a Holy Land brought to life with millions o( persons all over tho world. First Hand Study Several years later Joseph, now a young man, went to Palestine as a member of un archaeological expedition. There he saw the cities and towns described by his mother, and. the topography of the land and the customs oi the people practically unchanged during the 19 centime* which had passed since the death of Christ. Meanwhile, Salvatore became an electrician. An innate aptitude with minute construction work that required detail and patience was developed into an art. As he followed his profession, he recalled the toys of his childhood and the old interest in Palestine was reawakened. When Brother Joseph returned ifter five years in the Holy Land, the two young men emigrated to lanada and there, in the North woods, they opened A small shop met went to work. Cednr and ebony from See HOLY LAND M *

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