The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 8, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 198 Blytheville Courier Blythevlllc Daily Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Publlihed Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Noon Vote Total Tops That of '53 The "noontime barometer," that little poll which sheds but faint light on the city election, found the 1955 vote running slightly ahead of that in 1953 when Mayor E. R. Jackson came back into the mayor's office. In 1953 lit noon, 1,082 persons had voted. This year, 1,126 had cast their ballots by that time. The Jackson - Toler Buchanan riiayorality race was expected to generate enough heat to turn out a record Blytheville vote of about 4,000. But the cold weather mas- cut the anticipated total. Here are noontime totals, by polling places: City Hall-205 Seay Motor—188 Noble Gill—203 Water Co—207 Moore Bros.—81 Fire Station—242 Arkansas Votes On Local Issues Mayoralty Races Top Tickets In Many Localities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Voters today elected city officials «nd, In some cases, decided on 1m- p rtant Issues In Arkansas. The Little Rock mayoralty race apparently drew top interest. Little Rock Mayor Pratt Rem- rnel, who ran for governor on the Bepublican ticket last year, tried for his third term. He was opposed by a newcomer, Democrat Woodrow W. Mann. Other cities holding: elections for mayor included Hot Springs, Camden, Harrison, Forrest City, Blytheville, Osceola, Rogers, Hoxie and Stuttgart. Referred Ordinances Two referred ordinance were on the ballot at Little Hock and three at Fayetteville. At Little Rock, petitions of opponents referred to popular vote measures for installation of downtown parking meters and for a permanent increase In^water rates to finance a new supplemental source of supply. At Fayetteville these matters were being decided: Fayetteville: authorization for the flouridation of city water, purchase of additional traffic signals and annexation of property adjoining the city. North Little Rock voted on a proposed bond issue for a new public library building; Morrilton on one for a swimming pool. Larcenv Case Brings Fines In city cases heard this morning in. Municipal Court, Sauceda V. Rogelio and Avil.t Juventino both pleaded guilt:' to charges of petty larceny and were fined $35 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours In jail by Judge Graham Sudbury. In state cases heard this morning, E. E. Gooch, Marvin Barch and Joe Pascal all forfeited $19.75 bonds on charges of speeding. BUS FOOTBALL ROYALTY — Miss Betty Crocker (back row center) will be crowned football queen at Blytheville High School's homecoming game at Haley Field tomorrow night. Attending Queen Betty will be maids (back row left to right) Billie Sue Gee, Donna Stanfield, Patsy Edrlngton and George Ann Byrd. Front row — Elizabeth Abbott and Mary Ann Tompkins. (Courier News Photo) Segregation Ruled Illegal And; Some Southern Leaders See End To Public Parks, Swimming Pools 16 Die in Crash SEOUL UP) —Sixteen children were killed and 12 injured today when a South Korean fitrhter plane flown by a training pilot crashed into a crowded elementary school near Taegu, the South Korean air force said. Newsprint Price Is Going Up Again Bowater, Others Say Their Costs Have Increased NEW YORK (•?.)—Bowater Paper Co. has increased the price of its icwsprint by S4 a ton, effective )ec. 1, it was announced todfiy. Bo- ,,-atev became the eighth company to raise the price in the latest round f increases. The company, sales representative for Bowater Mills at Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and Calhoun, Tenn., lotified publishers cusomers by let- er. The letter said, in port, "wages and the price of everything that goes into the manufacture of newsprint, such as wcod, chemicals, machine wires, machine clothing, etc., have gone up. Our mills have informed us that in view of these increased costs, they must increase their prices." The rise came one month after Sir Eric Bowater had predicted higher prices for newsprint "within the forseeable future." Sir Eric, head of the parent Bowater Paper Corp. Ltc. of London, had said higher costs would make an increase necessary. The' increase will bring Bowater's See NEWSPRINT on Page 14 By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Some Southern leaders feel that the U. S. Supreme Court decision outlawing racial segregation in places supported by public funds may mean the end of most public golf courses, playgrounds and swimming pools in the South. Others believe that the problems created by the decision will be worked out gradually. Reactions to the Monday decision of the high court follow the same general patte-'n set after the ruling in May, 1954, that held that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. Leaders in the deep South expressed heartfelt opposition while those in border states were more amenable. The court, in separate unanimous actions, affirmed a decision holding racial segregation illgal in public parks- and playgrounds, and ordered Negroes admitted to public golf courses. The decision did not apply to privately owned recreational facilities. Herman Talrm.dge, former governor 01 Georgia and an active leader for segregation, said "it will probably mean the end of most public golf courses, playgrounds and things of that type." But, he added, "the city (Atlanta) could sell these facilities to private individuals at its discretion." Gov. Marvin Griffin of Georgia echoed his predecessor's views and threatened to close state parks to prevent their integrated use, saying: "Co-mingling of the races in Georgia's state parks and recreation areas will not be permitted or tol- erated. Forcing of the issue in courts or subsequently through attempted usage can only result in the abandonment or disposal of such facilities. "Such court action as that brought against the city of Atlanta by a handful of disgruntled Negroes. manipulated by the NAACP, is disservice to their own people. Every effort has been made by the city of Atlanta to provide comparable parks. The same is true for the state. "While I can not speak for city officials, I can make the clear declaration that the state will get out of See SEGREGATION on Pa^e 14 USDA's New Cotton Estimate Placed at 14,843,000 Bales WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department today estimated this year's government-controlled cotton crop at 14,843,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. This estimate is 915,000 bales more than last month's forecast of 13,928,000 bales. It compares with the department's production goal of about, 10,000,000 bales, with 13,696,000 produced last year and 12,952,000 for the ten-year 1944-53 average. The crop exceeds the goal un- der a rigid marketing quota program because of extraordinarily high acre yields. The department has proposed an even more rigid control program next year calling for a 4 per cent reduction in plantings from this year's acreage allotment, cotton supplies are at a near-record level, reflecting accumulation of surpluses from past crops. The census bureau report showed these bales ginned by states prior to Nov. l, 1955 compared with the number ginned prior to Nov. 1, 1954: Arkansas 1,146,768 and 1,038,808; Missouri 298,192 and 348,826. New Robinson Addition School This is the architect's drawing of the new elementary school which will be located on the corner of Washington and 16th Streets. It will contain 12 classrooms and a "cafetorium," combination gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium. Bids are due to be opened in the Superintendent of School's office at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. Contract must be approved by Housing and Home Finance Agency district office in Fort Worth, Tex., before contracts are let. Architects U. S. Branson and A. F. Heinicke said today there is some doubt the structure will he completed in time for classes next fall, though that is the dale the School Board hopes it will be ready. Building will replace present Robinson Addition elementary school. West Optimistic As Molotov Comes Back to Geneva By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov returned to the Big Four conference today from top level talks in Moscow. Western leaders believe a remark he made in the Soviet capital about bringing "better baggage" with him meant his three-day talks there had softened Soviet opposition to Germany's early reunification. American authorities also specu-* lated he might be ready to put ai more 'friendly front on Russia's attitude toward President Eiaen-l bower's proposal for reciprocal aerial inspection of military instal-; lations in the United States and the Soviet Union—while renewing the Soviet demand for prompt outlawing pf atomic, weapons. Molotov, who went to Moscow last weekend and participated in the celebration of the Bolshevik revolution anniversary, indicated there last night he mi^ht be bringing new proposals to Geneva. "Better Bagg-age" Answering a question at Kremlin reception, he said: "I arrived in Moscow with good baggage and I am leaving with even better baggage because I heard a good many things here." Told of Molotov's remark Soviet Premier B u 1 g a n i n commented with a smile, "that is exactly right." Molotov added he thought it possible for the Geneva meeting of foreign min" 'ers to produce East-West agreement, saying, "why should we have gone to Geneva if we did not think we could reach agreement." "Of c o u r s e," he continued, "there will be certain difficulties on some questions. But you know the Russian proverb, 'Moscow was not built in one day.' Whatever the Russian's next move may be, it seemed clear the conference was going into a critical phase and that Germany was the heart of it. German diplomats converged on Geneva to share the climax. The belief Molotov would spring some dramatic new proposal at the conference session today, the first since last Friday, rested on two points. First, his position here on Germany to date, has been defensive and contemplates division of the country indefinitely — a position unpopular in Germany. • To recoup from the propaganda disadvantage it would seem he must produce a more positive statement on Soviet policy which might contain real or only apparent concessions. Second, Molotov's lieutenants, even in advance of his remark about "better baggage," were stimulating -peculation among East European newsmen that new See BIG FOUR on Page 14 Ike Will Address Nation Twice On Day of Dismissal By MARVIN L, ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower will address the nation briefly on television and radio when he checks out of Fitzsimons Army Hospital Friday and again when he arrives in Washington that afternoon. Israel Minister To Renew Bid For U.S. Arms Sharett to Come To Washington To Plea for Aid JERUSALEM Foreign Welch Foster Dies Here At Age of 63 Services for Luther Welch Foster, 63, will be conducted in First Methodist Church chapel at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Harold Eggensperger. pastor. Mr. Poster, a Republican party leader in the 1 county for years, died at, 6:25 p,m. yesterday after a long illness. A native of Trimble, Tenn., he had lived here since 1914. For nearly 35 years, he had boen Minister Moshe Sharett will go to the United States this week to renew Israel's bid for amrs. A Foreign Ministry spokesman explained the request arises from renewd Israli - Arab border clashes and efforts by the Soviet bloc to penetrate the Middle East through arms and economic aid for Arab states. He said: "Previously, we had been favorable to a limitation or restriction of armaments to the Middle East. Now we ask for the right to a balance in armaments." Talked With Dulles He made it clear Israel now wants arras equal to the reported multimillion dollar shipment Egypt has begun receiving from the Czechs. Sharett already has taken his views to Geneva where he saw Secretary of State Dulles at the Big Four foreign ministers conference. The bloodiest Arab-Jewish battle since the 1948 Palestine War just underscored Sharett's warning at Geneva that the period 01 war in the strained Middle East has increased. Hardly had he returned from Geneva and Paris than the fighting flared at the Israeli-Egyptian border in the El Auja-Nmma zone about 50 miles south of Gaza. The Denver remarks—the President's first to the country after seven weeks of hospital convalescence—will be at Lowry Air Force Base a moment before he walks up the 17-step ramp^to his private plane, Columbine in. And his equally informal talk in Washington will be at the Military Air Transport Terminal at National Airport when he steps from the plane there. Eisenhower's doctors announced here yesterday he will leave the hospital Friday. He will spend the weekend resting up in the White House after arrival in the capital, then journey by automobile Monday to his farm at Gettysburg-; Pa., for a further recovery period of perhaps six weeks. No Time Set No specific time has been announced yet for the President's departure from Denver or for arrival in Washington. The major TV and radio networks are planning "live" coverage of his remarks to the nation. The White House made no immediate announcement on the nature of the chief executive's projected remarks, but indications are he will express personal thanks for the flood of "get well" messages he received from all over the world, and for the prayers offered for his recovery. Indications are, too, the President will get a warm farewell from, the people of Denver when he travels from the hospital to Lowry Air Force Base Friday morning—and a warm welcome home when he arrives in Washington. There is a good deal of information available about the going- home ceremonies, but still none at nil on the big political question of I the moment — Eisenhower's 1958 chairman of the county .Republican Commit tee. He was I veteran also. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bill Foster; a brother, John Foster, Blytheville Chief of Police; and a sister, Miss Minnie Foster, Blytheville. Pallbenrrrs will include John Fields. Dick Gettle, Richard Becker. R. B. Stout, Bill Pollard and En Bnrum. Burial will be in E!mwood Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Air Reservists Get Promoted Six members of Flight E. 9855th Air Reserve Squadron of Blytheville have received orders from Air Force Rf serve headquarters in Denver notifying them of their promotions. Moving from second to first lieutenant are Chester A. Caldwnll, Jr., Henry J. Dodd, Harry C. Parr and Elbert S. Johnson. Elwood V. Wilson has been promoted from first lieutenant to captain. Richard Prewitt and Jnmes Maxwell of Osceola previously were promoted to captain, lit. Col. Wendell M. Phillips, commander, announced. The flight plans. May Be February The President's doctors said It will be late January or early Feb- r-.;-"_ before he can make a sound decision—solely, from the standpoint of his physical condition—on whether to seek reelection. Dr. Paul Dudley White, the famed Boston heart specialist, and Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, El- senhower's personal physician, made that prediction at a news conference yesterday. White did suggest that the President may already have made up his mind about whether to run again, but the doctor also said the chief executive would have to wait until January or February to make any decision based on whether his heart could stand the strain of another four years in the White House. Such a decision, White said, will have to come "after he has exposed himself to considerable more strain than he has yet." An annual period of strain comes in late December and early January when the President and his aides are preparing his State of the Un- Reynolds of Hayti seeks j ion and budget message and mapping details , of the adminlstra- See IKE on Page 14 Dismissal Asked In SeMoSuit CARUHERSVILLE— A motion to dismiss assault and battery charges seeking a total of ^5,000 in damages in a civil action agaisst a World War | Missouri Highway patrolmen has been filed in Pemiscnt County Circuit Court by tfie law firm of Ford and Ford of Kennett. Paul Moore of the Hayti zone of the patrol claims in the dismissal motions filed by Ford and Ford that the .suits against him are vague and and Walter Ark., seeks need to be explained more fully. The motions also state that the Circuit Court has no jurisdiction in such cases. J. R. $10,000 for damages Randall of Piggott, $15.000 for damages. The two claim, in informations filed by Raymond Klemp and the law firm of Ward artd Reeves, all of Canithersvillc that they were mistreated by Moore while he was in uniform, is now pursuing a course on administration. Phillips slnterl, pointing out that members nrft receiving one day's pay for ea h two-hour assembly. Another night is being formed Phillips stated and enlisted men and officers interested in the program may contact him at 3-9091. 'Lead' in Bioff Slaying Checked PHOENIX, Ariz. W) — Officers were working todny on what they term "the hottest lend yet" in the bomb-slaying of Willie Bloff. It is also the only lead they have mndc public in any detail. Sheriff L. C. Boies disclosed last n:ght that an underworld bomb expert is, reported to have been in Phoenix at the same time the former Hollywood labor racketeer died in a tremendous explosion, and left n few hours after. An order has been sent out to arrest the hoodlum, Boles said, out he refused to name him. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with little change in temperature. High this afternoon in the 50s; low tonight in the 20s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy northeast, fair west and south this if- tornoon; clearing northeast tonight; cooler southeast this afernoon; warmer northwest and west central tonight and over state Wednesday; low tonight 30-35; high Wednesday 55-60. Maximum yesterday—60. Minimum this morning—M. Sunrise tomorrow—«:2«. Sunset lort&y—5;01, Mean temperature— 44. Precipitation 24 hoiin (T a.m. to T p,m.)—none. Precipitation JAM. t to dote—45.1$, This Date Lait Yew Maximum y«terrt»y—16. Minimum this morning— 43. PrvclpiutiOD J»a. l w (tat*—31.N.

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