The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1955 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 8, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLl (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER t, Testimony Begins In Mississippi's Till Kidnap Case By SAM JOHNSON GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — An elderly Negro sharecropper and a teen-age farm hand, who said they fled lo Chicago for safety, are expected to testify today before a grand jury considering kidnaping charges in the famous Emmetl Till case. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:30 quotations) Dec 33" 336 ° 334() Mar '.'.', 3222 3270 3222 May 3103 3H9 3101 July 2911 2955 2911 New Orleans Cotton pec . Mar . May July . 3340 322S . 3102 . 2911 3358 3335 3275 3228 3149 3!0! 2956 2911 Chicago Wheat Dec .... 205 205" B 203% May .... 203ii 203' 2 202 Chicago Corn Dec .... 129V 4 129% 128>i May .... 137 137 135% Chicago Soybeans Nov 235'i 235 1 Jan .... 239-i 239" ? Mar 242 ¥4 242'i July .... 240 240Vi 232% 236!i 239% 238% Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Mt—tUSDA)—Hogs 11,000; steady to lower; bulk mixed TJ, S. 1, 2 and 3 grades 180-220 Ib 13.50-75; several lots 1 and 2 grade 190-215 Ib 13.85-90; about 100 head 14.00; mixed grade 230-280 Ib 13.00-50: 140-170 Ib 13.00-75; large share at 13.25-50; sows 400 Ib down 12.5075; heavier sows 11.75-12.50; boars over 250 Ib 8.50-10.00; few lighter weights 11.50. Cattle 6,200; calves 1,300; lower on sters, heifers and mixed yearlings; Virtually nothing done although a few small lots medium and good quality stacker and feeder steers 16.00-17.00; cows utility and commercial 9.00-11.50; canners and cutters 6.50-9.00; largely 8.50 down; bulls utility and commercial holding at 11.50-13.50; vealers good and choice largely 22.00-26.00; individual head prime to 29.00; commercial and good 14.00-21.00. Testimony 01 Mose Wright, 64- year-old uncle of the 14-year-old I Chic:u!0 Nt'LM'o ahdtlrlod by twoj while men, and IS-ycar-oM WiHii'i Reed forms liie lirart of the suite's | case at;:'.in.-t the !wo men. Tiie two Nr-nroos arrived in i Grcemvood SuncUiy mi;h! from Chicago and said tlif'V hnd no fear of j beiii£ harmed. :tl'hoti£h both snidj they fled Mississippi earlier for' fear of beinr killed. The Leflore County Grand Jury, working through a heax'y docket 3359 yesterday, delayed until today con- 3205 sideraiion of kidnap charges 313!) ; ncainst 24-Yfar-old Hoy Bryant and 2944 i his half-brother, John I \V. Mihmi. No Xeiri'OL's CalliMl The 20-mun. ;tn-\viuu> ^nmd jury 3356 will decide whether Bryam or Mi- 3273 i lam will stand trial. No Negroes 3138 i w( , rc called on the 64-mnn jury 2948 j pane i ,-,'om which the grand jury I was picked. I Dist. Atty. Stanny Sanders said the jury's decision will be released in its final report, probably Wednesday. The grand jury could indict them under one of two Mississippi kid- naping statutes. One provides the death penalty, the other carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, in the event of conviction. Bryant and Milarn are free on $10,000 bond each. A trial jury in adjoining Tallahatchie County found them innocent of murdering Till. The trial, six weeks ago in nearby Sumncr, was one of Mississippi's most famous cases. Writihl and Reed fled Mississippi nfter testifying at the trial. Wright said he plans to remain in Chicago. Reed plans to finish 204 202'i NEWSPRINT (Continued from Page 1) price to $130 a ton, delivered in New York. Other companies have announced boosts of from .$3 to $5 a ton, bringing their prices in the $129 to $131 range. The general price for newsprint prevailing the past three yours has been $126 a ton, delivered in New York. Paragould Gets Emerson Plant PARAGOULD, Ark. (/Pi — A ?300,000 plant to employ about 350 workers Will be constmctcd here by the Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co, of St. Louis, the firm and the Paragould Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday. Construction on the plant, which will manufacture motors used in laundries, will bek'in Fob. 1 on a .site south of Paragould. The first, unit will have 60.000 .square feet of floor space with another 30,000 spare feet to be built later. The plant is scheduled to bepiu operation next May or June with ubout 250 workers—approximate! v 100 additional workers to be hirer' at a later date. The Greene County Imlusinal SlOO.OOO for the plant' with three Parnffoulti bunk.s handling financing. high school and then attend college on a Si.000 scholarship given by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, Identified Wright identified Milnm and Bry-* ant as the two men who roused Till from bed about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 28 and took him away because he allegedly made off-color remarks and wnlMvhiritlcd nt Mrs. Bryant, Reed testified (hat he saw Milam with Till several hours iiffer Bryant and Milam said they released the Chicago Negro Boy. The scene was a phinlation run by Milnm's brother, Leslie Milam. Reed testified. Officers testified the two white admitted inkiny Till from Wright's farm shack in nearby Money, but said they freed him unharmed when they found he was the wroiuT Noarn. A body pulled from the Tulla- hatchlc river Ihnie .days Niter. Wright nnd ihe boy's mother. Mrs. Mamie Bradley of Chicago, Identified it us Tilt's body. But defense attorneys presented three wiUic^.-ca, including: a doctor and an umleitukrv. who said the body could not. luve bei-ii Till's because it hud brcn in the water at least, cicht dny.s. .Jurors s:iid the contradictory identification fmured sirongly in their venilei 'of innocence. Seeks Word of Uncle Word hn.s come to the Courier News that Mrs. Ruth (Knitrht) Hile.a. Box M. C'ollcqedalc. Tenn., is seeking her uncle. Walter Blanks, who is believed to have lived in ' Blytheville. Mrs. Rilea said she lived ;it the home of her aunt, Mrs. Id;i Berry, in Paragould until 1922 when she moved to Jacksonville-, Fla., to live ! with her [;iih<M-, Joe L. KniahL I Mr;;. Berry is a sister of the i missing nuui and Ins wife' name is [ Aria Bhmks. Any information concerning', the whereabouts of Mr. and Mrs. Blanks should be forwarded (o Mrs. Rilea at the nhove address. Services Set For 17-Year-Old Naomi Denton Naomi Josephine Denton, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uunion of Blythcville, died here yesterday after an illness of 19 months. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in New Liberty Baptist Church by the Revs. Orvul McGuire and Harold Ray. Burial will be in Elmwood Ceme- t-cry. She leaves her parents, Mr. and .Mrs. Car! Denton; two brothers, Thomas Denton, Blyt.heville, Billy Denton. Maiden, Mo.; five sisters, Mrs. Sybil Upton, Mrs. Ruth Pearson, Shirley Denton. Lou Ellen, Denton, and Marcia Denton, all of Bly- thpville. PaHbt-avcvs wiH include \V. P. McGaughey, W. T. Langley, David Crump, Jimmy Koonce, Russell Eu- bank.s and Eugene Cable. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. MoryG. Spann Rites Tomorrow OSCEOLA — Services for Mrs. Mary G. Spann, veteran Mississippi County school teacher, will be conducted in First Methodist Church here at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow with burial in Harrisburg. Mrs. Spann, who taught at schools in Luxora and Keiser for many years, died yesterday at her home here. She was 73. Born in Wells Point, Tex., Mrs. Spann spent most of her life in Mississippi County. Survivors include four sisters, Miss Nettie Gray of Osceola, with whom she made her home, Mrs. J. W. Gant of Harrisburg, Mrs. T. Gray, Johnson of Washington, D. C,, and" Mrs. Hal G. Stacy of El Paso, Tex. Pallbearers will be members of the Board, of Stewards of First Methodist Church. IKE (Continued from Page 1) lion's legislative program for the year ahead. Dr. Snyder said the President has not indicated to him whether he has decided about running again. Snyder added that he had not heard Eisenhower discuss the matter with anyone else. White was asked whether he would seek a second term "if you were in the President's shoes." "I haven't enough Information yet," White replied. "I would want to know how I might face those problems in the next few months before making a decision." The decision, White added, will bo one for Elsenhower to make by himself after the doctors have advised him later as to whether his recovery has been complete. Wants to Stay Snyder hinted that after a stay at Gettysburg the President might move to a warmer climate for fur- thfir convalescence. But other White House aides said later that Eisenhower wants to remain at his farm unless the doctors decide such a move is necessary to facilitate recovery. The President will be attendd at Gettysburg by Snyder only on a roqulnr basis. White plans to visit the farm in about a month for a new check on recovery progress. Starting next month the physicians plan to let Eisenhower travel 25 'miles from Gettysburg to his Ciiteoctin Mountantn retreat at Thurmont, Md., to attend Cabinet and possibly National Security Council meetings. Tomorrow the President will be at the hospital to President Carlos Castillo Armas of Guatemala. Texas yarn-ties Texas, duo to its position, size j nnd .shape, 'ins a m'cat variety of j climatic conditions. It has inoun- oinbracint. 1 ; ;tn arra 01' IGS.HOfi squnrc mile:;, which is H per cenl of (he entire natinn. Parked Car Smacked In an accident at 7:45 p.m. yesterday in tfie 700 block of Cherry Street, H car driven by A. L. Collins, Cooter, driving west, struck a parked car belonging to Lerny Mid- clleton. 1120 W. Ash. The parked car was facing east. The pnrked car sustained damage to the front fender, headlight, bumper nnd grill, Collins' vehicle sustained slight damage to the front end. WAC AT WORK— Private N'aiicy G. Lynch, Cambridge, Masa H pats the finishing touches on a. poster in the Training Aids Branch of The WAC School. Fort McClellan, Ala. Here are made •vfeual training aWs wed in instructing WAC basic trainees, clerical workers, non-commissioned officers, officer candidates, and odken In basic and advanced courses at the new WAC Center. SEGREGATION (Continued from Page 1) the park business before allowing a breakdown in segregation in the intimacy of the playground." One of the court's actions directed that an order be issued granting Negroes admission to Atlanta's public links. H. M. Holmes, a Negro physician and father of two of the three plaintiffs in the two-year-old case, said he and hfs sons "appreciate the decision beyond all expression." "Know It Is Right" "We know that it is right that we should be allowed to play on the city courses as taxpaying citizens," he said. "We understand how to play the game of golf and understand the courtesies of the game. You can be sure we will do what is right." Atlanta officials declined to express any opinion about the ruling or say what they would do, pending further study. South Carolina's Gov. George Bell Timmerman Jr, said "there will be no mixing of the races in! our state parks." Timmerman in-j dlcated last July he would favor closing the state's park system rather than allow integration. At Birmingham, Ala., City Commissioner Wade Bradley said he would vote to shut down all city parks and swimming pools before allowing intermingling of the races. "T think intermingling: definitely would lead to bloodshed," he st\id. Plans Changed In Richmond, the attorney general's office said Virginia's plan In appeal a park segregation suit would not be changed by the court's decision. But Atty. Gen. J. Lindsay Almond Jr. conceded that under the terms of the ruling racial segregation can no longer be enforced in state-operated parks. Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin of Maryland said he saw no reason why the state should question the ruling. Atty. Gen. William B. Rodman of North Carolina declined to comment until he reads the court record. Atty. Gen. Richard W. Ervin of Florida said the decision had "multiplied our problems." He said he believed they will be worked out in time, however. Jim Nance McCord, Tennessee conservation commissioner, said he wlil ask the state attorney general's office for an opinion before formulating a new policy on state park segregation. j William A. Fordham, president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP, said his group has no, immediate plan to follow up the ruling. He said he-expecled existing movements for use 01 hfaches in Snrnsota and St. Petersburg, Fla., would continue. I No Architect Yet For Health Unit CAROTHERSVILLE — The Board of Trustees of the Pemiscot County Health Department decided Monday night not to hire an architect yet. Instead, they are going to make more specific plans as to construction of a proposed 5100,000 health center building. . Hewitt and Royer, Kansas City, Mo., architects, had applied for the job. Dr. S. B. Beecher, county health officer, said that the five members of the Board want to get their ideas in order before hiring an architect. W. W. Chism, chairman of the board, said state authorities have notified him that federal funds might be available to pay half the cost of the building provided the other 350,000 can be raised locally. Tucker man Gym Burns TUCKERMAN, Ark. (/P) — Fire destroyed the big Tuckerrnan High School <n'mnE.'sr'm rnd workshop last night with the lops estimated at $100,000. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Caruthersyille Hosts Student Gathering CARUTHERSVILbE— Caruthersville High School will be liost to the Southeast Missouri Federation ot Student Councils at their 10th an- ruial meeting here from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, according to Barry Trainer, president of the local Student Activity Committee and president of the district student councils. Libby Christian, vice-president ot the Caruthersville SAC, estimated that 150 high school students will attend the meeting. While CaruthersvilLe is in charge of the morning program,. Morehouse will conduct the afternoon program, which includes panel discussions. Entertainment for the morning program consists ol students participating in the recent talent show at the school here find the CHS mixed chorus, directed by Edgar Ailor. A report ou the national student council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday morning. Principal Edward Shelton will welcome the students from 22.schools. The Rev. J. L. Sennett will deliver the invocation and an address will be given by The Rev James DeWolfe. Schools expected to send representatives are: Steele, Hayti, Camp- ebll, Morehouse, Bloomfield, Puxico, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Delta, Doniphan, Jacson, Gideon, Advance, Parma, Ironton. Lendwood, Charleston, Sikeston, College High of Cape Girardeau and Hlmo-Pornfelt. Barbara Mutton Weds PARIS & DIME STORE heiress nnrbarn HutUm slipped out to suburban Versailles locluy and married her sixth husband, one-time German tennis star Baron Qottfreld von Cmmm. Draft Quota Set LITTLE ROCK wi—The Ark»n»»i draft call for December Is M4, Stale Selective Service Headquarters announced today,.. The November call was 378 nnd (he December, 1954, call was 278. BIG FOUR (Continued from Page 1) proposals were in the making. May Soften Opposition These hints were that. the Soviet might soften its opposition to free all-German elections in some way, and accept parallel negotiation on reunification and European security provided the West would agree to neutralize Germany. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Macmil- Han and French Foreign Minister Pinay have said that if Molptov would accept here the .principal of German unification through free elections, it would be possible to turn that problem and European security over to four-power committees with instructions to report back to a new foreign ministers conference next spring. This, at least, would avoid a complete breakdown of ngotia- j lions. Dulles is known to believe that in about two years Russia can be j brought around to a German unification plan acceptable to the West if the United States, Britain; and France maintain their unity and military power. 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