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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 182 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New» Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKAKSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 25. 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Both Parties Gird for llth Hour Spurt Battles Flares For Control Of Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS The campaign for control o: the 84th Congress today rollec into its final week with both parties planning an llth-hour speedup of efforts to lure vpt ers still straddling the politi cal fence. The Republican National Committee announced yesterday that some 100 prominent Republicans will make more than 250 speeches in 36 states during the closing days of the campaign. GOP efforts will be climaxed on election eve by a "get-out-the- vote" appeal by President Eisenhower. National economic conditions, a prime issue in the campaign, will be reviewed tonight by Eisenhower in a nationally televised "nonpartisan" talk from Washington. Vice President Nixon, the most active of the top GOP campaigners, will speak today in Nevada, Arizona and Idaho. The "big names" among the Democrats who will contribute to the campaign finale include Adlai Stevenson, the party's 1952 presidential candidate, and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate. Nixon yesterday told newsmen in Salt Lake City that he believes the GOP campaign is now "in exactly the right position." Both Parties Confident He said the campaign "has been gaining in intensity and Interest and if this keeps up the Republicans will win the Senate and keep the House" in the Nov. 2 balloting. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas said yesterday in Minneapolis that a 10-state swing has convinced him his party will wrest control of Congress from the GOP. Nixon said Saturday the Communist party is fighting desperately for an anti-Eisenhower Congress. He said this was partly be cause the Democratic party has "tolerated" the Red conspiracy and many of its candidates belong to a "left-wing clique." In Salt Lake City, Nixon yesterday commented on a recent Stevenson statement that the vice president is directing a GOP campaign that can be described as "McCarthyism in a white collar." Nixon called this a "typically snide and snobbish innuendo ot- ward the millions of Americans who work for a living in our shops and factories ..." Nixon said the so-called blue collar workers "have a much keener and clearer understanding of the threat of communism at home than he (Stevenson) has displayed during: his public career ..." In Tampa, Pla., the GOP candidate for governor died yesterday after an illness of several months. He was J. Tom Watson, 68, a former Democrat. President to Hold First Cabinet Meeting on TV Expanded Program Starts at Special School An expanded program of music and art is underway this year at Lange School for Exceptional Children, operated under the joint supervision of Blytheville's Junior Auxiliary and Blytheville School Board. One of the first steps in development of a broader emphasis on music was acquisition of a piano. Four members ol the AuS- ilitary alternate in teaching pupils fundamentals of music. In the photograph above. Mrs. Dale B. Briggs (seated at piano) leads youngsters in group singing with Mrs. Velda Willingham, teacher at the school, standing at right. Others who help with the music program are Mrs. John Cau- riill, Mrs. Worth Holder and Mrs. Kemper Bruton. One of the major goals of the art program is teaching of crafts which might some day aid these children in earning a living. Present plans call for work in basket weaving and leather work, with hopes that a hand-operated loom might be added in the future. Assisting in the art program are Mrs. James Lee Brooks, Mrs. Jer- ry Cohen. Mrs, Jack Cuadra and Mrs. R. E. Greene. Also receiving new emphasis this year is the health program. Health and hygiene fundamentals are being taught under the direction of Mrs. Freeman Robinson nnd Mrs. P. E. Utley- The Auxiliary's general chairman for the school this year is Mrs. Max Usrey, Jr. Orval Faubus, Pratt Remmel Plan Big Week LITTLE ROCK W — Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of Arkansas swing today into a heavy pre-election week schedule of speeches and personal appearances. Democrat Orval Faubus opposes Republican Pratt Remmel in the Nov. 2 general election. Remmel. Little Rock's young Republican mayor, plans to wind up a tour of Arkansas' 75 counties with a visit to. Faubus' home county — Madison — Saturday. The schedule: Lee County, today; Critlenden County, tomorrow: Mississippi. Wednesday: Clay, Thursday; Randolph. Friday: Carroll and Madison, Saturday: Pulaski, Nov. 1. Specific dates and places for Faubus' appearances were not available. However, Jim Bland, Faubus' campaign manager during last summer's Democratic primary, said Faubus will make personal appearances over the state. He also said the Democratic candidate plans a number of radio and television speeches. Bland said tape recordings made at the Democratic State Convention will be broadcast, also. )emonstration Women to Meet County-Wide Session Set for Walker Park Tomorrow A county-wide meeting of Home Demonstration women will get under way at Women's Exhibit Building at Walker Park tomorrow, when, n nearly day-long program will be run off. A business session will get things started at Pot luck dinner Skeppard Trial Juror In Middle of Quizzers CLEVELAND (AP) — A tentative juror in tiie Sheppard murder trial was quizzed by both prosecution and defense today on his attitude in the case. Tlio.mas J. Solli, a railroad track foreman, was asked by Defense Atty. William j. Corrigan: "Did you ever make the statement that if you got on the jury you would burn Sam Sheppard?" Replied Solli, "Aw, no sir." Corrigau said he and the wife of Defense Atty. Fred Garmone re- will occupy the noon hour and the ccivcd telephone tips to that effect, principal parts of the program will from a woman who said her bus- begin at 1:15, according to Mrs. band works at the "same place Gertrude B. Holliman, county home you do." demonstration agent. The juror replied, "I must have Mrs. James Roy, Blytheville at- a lot of enemies." torney, and Bill Stoviak, of Jonesboro's Arkansas Employment, Security Division office, will be principal speakers. Others on the program will include .Elizabeth Bristen, a 4-H girl; and Mrs. Aaron Williams of Lost Cane. Special entertaniment also has been planned. Discussion in the business session will revolve about the county's program to raise S5QO for the 4-H house at University of Arkansas. Only about S20Q of this amount is due, the County Home Demonstration clubs having already sent $300 to the project. The 4-H house is maintained at the University for the use of outstanding 4-H students over the state. They 'rive in the home on a cooperative basis, saving considerable money over residence in rooming houses or dormitories. Forty jirls stay there each year. Wolf Arian Dies In Little Rock Was Apparent Victim Of Burglars in Capital Wolf Arian, 70, former Blytheville junk dealer, died this morning at St- Vincent's Infirmary in Liitle Rock of he»d injuries Assistant Prosecutor John J. Mahon said (hat he also had received a phone call, but to the effect that Solli "would never be for a deiUh sentence." But Solli declared, "No sir, I never said that." He was told he could return to the jury box. Relation Noted Solli w;)s questioned because it had been learned he and another tentative juror were related by marriage. This interlude came as the first degree murder trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, 30, opened its second week. He is accused of bludgeoning to death his wife Marilyn, 30, last July 4 in their Bay Village home. ! Edmund L. Verlinger 29, says his wile's uncle is a brother-in-law of Solli. Verlinger said the relationship would not affect his judgment. Twelve jurors were tentatively seated in the trial's.opening week, but all of them are subject to peremptory challenges by the state or the defense.' Each time the number of jurors is reduced to 11 by a challenge, process of seating another juror bcgias again with the examination of prospective jurors. Each side then has two more .Iiidge Edward Blythin concrn- Irales on every word spoken to jurors hy prosecution and defense attorneys in the murder trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. When jurors fail to understand ;iU«r- neys' long, involved questions, the judge takes over, phrasing the question in clearer terms. Farrell Rites Conducted Today Mrs. Edins, Traffic Victim's Mother, Also Buried Services for Mrs. Bernard Farrell of Blytheville and her mother, Mrs, James Edins nf Newport, were conducted this afternoon near Newport after Mrs. Fiirrcll was killed in a traffic accident Saturday night and her mother died of R heart attack upon hearing the news. Mrs. Farrell died instantly when she fell under the rear wheels of a truck driven by Charles Hanks, 54, of Osceolu, while, .she wits crossing Highway 61 at McHaney Road to telephone her mother, according to E. M. Holt, county coroner, The accident occurred when .she ran across the road from behind a parked truck and into the path of Mr. Hanks' vehicle. Gene Mabry, state policeman, .said. Failed to Avoid It Mr. Hanks swerved oil the pavement, but failed to miss her. he said. Charged with involuntary uutn- slaughtor, Mr. Hanks, an employee of Ark-Mo Power Co.. w:is rch-iiM-d on $1,000 bond. Date oi the hearing has not been set. Upon hearing of the accident, Mrs. Edins, who \vah ill from a iiearl ailment, suffered another attack and died. Services for both were conducted today at 2:30 p.m., at Hallow Chapel near Newport with burial in the church cemetery. Holt Funeral Home in charge, Born at Newport., Mrs. Farrell, 41, moved to BIythcviifc 15 years a«o when her husband came here to work for an amitHJinent company. She is .survived by her husband, nd . two brothers, Uly<:s Ferguson . of Newport and of Mariannsi. day at his junk yard near McGehee. Ark. Mr. Arian, father of Mrs. Sidney Platt of Blytheville, has been unconscious since he was discovered by a passerby at his Junk yard. received i challenges to use against the rnnte. Another trial week could be con- Chest Gets 50 Percent Of Goal Blythcville's Community Chest j j campaign passed 50 per cent ol its | j goal today as volunteer '.corkers of America]] Legion hii Arthur Ferguson Inside Today's ' Courier News . . , Chicks-Clarksdale Tilt Friday U» Honor Dads . . . Porks Played to Take Rebels by Surprise—And They Did . . . Southern-Cal and Ohio State Eye Rose Bowl . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9 ... ... A Tax Must for This Coun- iy . . . Editorials . . . Page 4 ... , . , After the Flush, a,Quick Trip Down . . . First of a Three- part Series: The Great Mario . . . Pape 3 ... . . , Missouri Prison Officials Maintain TIpht Dump on Convicts , , . PllRC 9 . . . Desha County officers .said Mr. Arian apparently was slugged and robbed of between S200 and S3CO and left unconscious more than 24 hours before he was discovered. i j yni i Mr. Arian operated a junk yard j ] ast ' j U ]V. 4" for a number of years prior to mov- William ing to McGehee. ! .sumed in the tedious sparring and i Asst. County Prosecutor John J. ' Mahon said lit? believed it would i be Friday afternoon before the t jury is complete. Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, the 30- : year-old defendant, is charged j with first degree murder, accused 1 of hacking to death his wife, Mari- lakcfront home their Took Gathings To Speak Here neared the end of the second week of their solicitations. Campaign officials reported this morning that a tital of SI2.266.S5 has been contributed to date. This is 50.5 per cent of the campaign's goal of S25.280. Here is a breakdown of lotal solicitations to date by divisions: Division 1 (Advanced GiHsi—*6.- 970 Division II (Kmployersi-S607.25 Division III <Commcvi:;al 1,000 Goal For Dud Cason Blytheville's Dud Cn.> and J. Corrigan, white- maned head of the defense staff, gave no indication of whether he planned to use all his six challenges. Mahon said the prosecution i Public Service l— $2.173 would use "some ... I don't know I Division IV 'Government and how many." | Education)—$458 No .Comment | Division VI (National Firms)— Congressman E. C. (Took) Oath- ; "i the county jail, Dr. Sheppard j S230 ings of West Memphis will address refused to comment on a story in Division VII (Rrsirlcntiab—Sl,- members of the Blytheville Kiwanis a local newspaper about his dead 827 Club and their farmer guests at wife. the weekly meeting of the club In The story related details about ! Ca ' n P ai 8n workers also announc- Hotel Noble Wednesday noon. i her life as recalled by a cousin • cd "" ll tnc following worker* have Mr. bathings will be featured Dr. Keith Wclgle. Dr. VV -Igle called i lcccived Prizes as team Ifaderr '-- of 1.000 members by Oct. 30 in its j current membership drive. j F. A. White. Jim Stovall and Ed . Rice are heading the membership committee. Legionnaire. 1 ) hitviiiK membership; books are requested to tuni in their j paid memberships immediately. ! Here are service dato.s winch' muke a veteran eligible to join the Legion: 4-6-1017 through 11-11-1918. 12-7-1041 through 0-2-HI45. 6-25-1950 through 7-27-1054 Men who have served these dates are qualified come Legion members. Dulles Reports On European Defense Plan WASHINGTON f AP) — President Eisenhower today arranged for the first nationally televised and broadcast cabinet meeting in history (o hear Secretary of Slate Dulles report on conferences lending to the West European defense agreement. It will be at 7 p.m. (EST) tonight 6 p.m. (CST). The White House announced Jie.se arrnnpement.s even as Dulles was (lying buck from Europe to•d a special airport ceremony nnd a personal welcome from the President. Dulles was due in nt noon. Eisenhower planned to greet him at planeside—n welcoming gesture he has extended to no other government official since taking office. Over the weekend. Eisenhower had hailed the agreements signed in Purls as "a great deal more than Just u diplomatic victory . . . It is an historic step." The president also had called the cabinet meeting for 7 p. in. Coverage Requested The White House said radio and television networs had requested opportunity to cover the extraordinary cabinet, meeting and Eisenhower had decided Dulles' report ".should be given to nil the American people at the same time ft is given to the Cabinet." Press Secretary James Hagerty said NBC and CBS radio and television networks will carry the Cabinet meeting from <fl to 6;30 p, m. CST) and Hint ABC will re- Broadcast H by radio at <8;30 p. m. CST) Hngei ty sit id the full Cabinet would be present, except for Vice' President Nixon who is campaigning in Idaho for the Nov. 2 election, and Foreign Aid Administrator Harold Stasscn, who is in Europe. Hagerty said the President would open the meeting, explain why ho had called the .special session, and explain that It was being televised and broadcast so the American people could .see and hear Dulles' report immediately. Hagerty said he expected Dulles would give his report on the European agreements off the cuff, and, If time permitted, El.senhowcnuid other Cabinet members might as questions or discuss the agreements. The agreements pnve the wiiy lor restoration of freedom to West Germany and for rearming West Germans and bringing them Into i (.he Western defense alliance. ' Kepuhir Room Hiigorty snid he did not know whether the Cabinet members would continue in a closed session after the nationally televised meeting. The meeting will be in the regular Cabinet Room at the White Hon.se. Hiigerty said a limited group of news reporters and pho- togrnphers will be permitted in the room. Dulle.s arranged to report personally to the President, in ariv.mce of the Cabinet meeting. Then he was expected to t;i<;kle immediately plans for conferring with German Chancellor Adenauer, due here in midweek; arrangements for replying lo " Hus- .sia's latest bid for a four-power meeting; and probably .several j Far Eastern issues. Dulles left Paris Saturday night, jit the conclusion of four hectm day.s of conferences and .stopped [;y Bermuda for a day of work iaiid rest. Before leaving Paris he ! .sent Eisenhower a preliminary re- iport which the President read 1 while visiting Gettysburg, PH.. I Saturday. | Dulles said the arrangements on Mendes-France Seeks Support for Economic Ties with W. Germany PARIS (AP) — A determined French Premier Pierre Mendos-Knmee pushed his program for i'ar-reaching economic accords wilh West Germany today, moving quickly to follow adding German strength to up the Paris agreements Western defense. In a fireside radio clmt la.st night, the Premier told his countryinoi "France and Genmmy uvc two countries who.se neiirness to one iQtlier and whose resources and production require their clo.se association l Hi.s talk ciune a day alter the foreign ministers of 15 Western mi- .ions signed protocols to three treaties designed lo make West Oer- nnny a free and equal purtnet" In Ihe Western alliance against the Negro Is Killed in Accident Woman Is Apparent Hit And Run Victim County officers uvc luvcsliguL today the death of n Negro woman who died us the result of an apparent hit-iiml-riin automobile accident early this morning on the Tomato road i!bout, a mile and a half south of Highway IB near Armorel. The dead woman, Ethel PriviU, wns found around 1:40 a.m. today by her husband, Marlim Prtvltt, while he WHS walking home along the road, according to the shoritf'a office. Both had been visiting at the home uf a Irlend and the husband left lo return home a short time alter his wile. She was in Ihe road when her husband found her. She died of .several heitd frac- ture.s, F,. M. Holt, county coroner, said. The injuries could Imve been caused by beiiiK struck by an auto- liobile. county officers .said, Mitrian PrlvHL is being held In county jftil for questioning. Merchants To Hare Meet Then-, will be a meeting of the Retail Mcrchfints Division of thii Chamber of Commerce In Municipal Conrl, room nt City Hall tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The iiHTtintf \VH.H called by Hardy Aston, chairman of the Retail Merchants Division. Among iU'm.s of bu.sini'.s.s k> be tiisaissvd will be th« Christmas pti- ratlr; and a fall business promotion. threat of Red aggression. The Paris agreements must be ratified by the national parliaments of the countries concerned. Western diplomats hoped this could be accomplished by mid-1955, but they looked for some rough going with the Soviet Union in the months ahead. Russia moved within a lew hours after the agreements were reached Saturday, calling for a Big Pour conference In November on a German peace settlement. Obstacle Removed Mendes-France told his radio audience the signing of nn agreement Saturday with West German Chancellor Konrad Adennuer on the future of the rich Saar Valley removed that obstacle to French- German cooperation. Reminding the French Wiat West Germany Is their beat customer and "second most important provider of goods." the Premier said the two countries need each other. 'Because of this," he said, "w« are determined to conclude ao- assure permanent markets for French wheats, sugar, milk products, etc. "It Is also useful to encourage associations between French and erman business and financial in- tcrsts with the aim of making the best of our respective resources, increasing production, and making research to find markets elsewhere In the world." The Premier .said the agreement to Europcnnize the Sanr within the French economy "satisfied rights and interests of France In a way we had called for in vain for a very long tiie." He said the Saar agreement was "not achelvcd without puin," but d Iscounted fears held in some French quarters that close economic cooperation would give German efficiency supremacy. It was not ju-st a cnse of dividing present limited markets, he said, but to "enlarge our fields of activity and out' markets." Opposition Seen In addition to Soviet roadblocks in the way of Allied plans for West Germany. Western diplomats also expect Monties-France to run into stiff opposition in getting some features of the agreements through the French National Assembly. Large segments of the French people in the past have opposed Ihrfe things contained In the accords the West Germans will be able to create a general stnff of the army level, form military units lit the army group level for integration with the other Allied "orccs and enter directly Into the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- on. These factors may sway some votes, hut associates of Mendc.3- uH'e sny he is expected to pre- MKNDKS-FRANCE on Page 12 See DULLES on Pajjc 12 One Assault, Army to Issue New Series of PW Charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army probably will issue this week a new series of court-martial charges against soldiers accused of collaborating with their Communist captors or informing on their fellows while war prisoners in Korea. The expected additional court-, "general dLscharye" method, martial cimrKC.s are ajnonn -10 ' After imestioning about 3,200 of- casc.s -still being Inve.stiKated by j fleers and men who were released the Army. All will involve men i by the Communists, the Army still In service. l.said. It found approximately 335 An Army spokesman .said an- ! instances where further "inten- durinR be- speaker on the club's annual Farmer's Day program. Mr. Oathlngs will discuss farm legislation offered during the 83rd I Congress and after this report he will conduct a question and iir.j»*ji 1 forum. the first week of solicitations: he. witty and "one of the most human persons I ever knew." A jailer delivered a reporter's note asking for comment, but Dr. Sheppard sent It back after scniwl- :./4 l -ii t'u- biit-Y. "Ho ijoinnr:.' at . ,• ._,,• n.J t:f.s !nr the mv.-n See SHEl'I'AED on Pa»« it'- | and red scarfs to the women. Bill Hrabovsky, Dale Dunlap, Joe Greeson. George Clark. Mrs. Shel- bournc Brewer and Mrs. J .W. BAFB Engineer Gets Citation Lt. Charles E. Sell. Jr.. who will report tomorrow as assistant project engineer at Blvtlieville Air Fora Base, has been awarded it citation and commendation ribbon with metal pendant for meritorious service In Korea. The citation was presented by Col. Stauntnn firoun, I.ltlle Rock Ulstr.cl ].:i '• .. at Die weekly •UM meeting of district oJflctaU. Cases Heard Eight charge* of traffic violations and one caw: of assault, with a deadly weapon were brought before Municipal Court this morning. The case of Tubby Ubillc, charged with a.s.snult with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of Jo* Anez of Luxora, was con- tmiicrl '.:r,ti! tomorrow. He is hcUt In city Jail with bond set at $100. EUKcne Ricves forfeited $19.75 bond on a charge of having Improper llghus while Robert Heibeck forfeited a similar bond on a charge of speeding. Rny Larrcn forleitud H'Xl'lb limirt on a charRc of driving while intoxicated and Wayne Hicks was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail on a similar charge. Forfeiting ,$10 bonds on chnrges or spcfdinp were Jfimr-s Alexander, . Robert Smith, Lucus Jack.son and j Robert O- Farme*. announcements of charges could be expected "very soon." The courts- martial will be conducted at various Army arenas where the men are now stationed. It appeared that the.se new cases will be predicated, like previous ones, on alleged offenses committed by American soldiersiwhile in enemy prison camps. Tiie Defense Department, tiwas disclosed In material which became available today, is making detailed disclaimer of any idea that there was "repudiation" of promises of immunity from prosecution given prisoners before they returned if they were found to have j committed illegal acts. The Army's announcement of j j forthcoming action against additional servicemen—none of whom was named—came Saturday night. It said that in addition to four courts-mnrtliU Which have resulted in conviction, It has discharged from the Army 15 persons — a dozen fired with "undesirable din- charge" orders and three others taaed out by UM noncommittal sive investigation" wns warranted. 01 thai number, the 40 cases remain. in ite Saturday announcement, the Army made a point of saying that "no one in any position of authority had evor promised U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution for offenses .committed while they were prisoners of war to Communist hands." Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy, warmer this afternoon, slightly warmer tonight: Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers west snd north, turning collier northwest portion. .MISSOURI — Mostly cloudy Tuesday with scattered showers or thunderstorms tonight and north and east Tuesday: colder extreme northwest Tuesday: low tonight in the 50s: high Tuesday 50s extreme noflhwett to tbe Wto souttwaat.