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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHBABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 194 Blythevllle Court* BIythevIlle Dally New« Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS New East-West Crisis Arises At Big 4 Meet By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — The hard, emphatic words of V. M. Molotov announcing Russia's firm rejection of all Western offers of German unification by a free vote precipitated a new East-West crisis today. + Speaking with the obvious au- Democrats Gain Some Ground In Off-Year Voting Chandler Returned To Governor's Chair In Kentucky Race By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrats registered off-year municipal election gains in Indiana. Pennsylvania, and Connecticut yesterday and scored sweeping .victories in races for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Philadelphia. Republicans made gains here and there but the net results in many areas favored the Democrats. The two feature races went according: to advance expectations. In Kentucky, A. B. "Happy" Chandler made a political comeback by defeating Republican Edwin R- Denney ET the governorship. Chandler, a former U. S senator and baseball commissioner, returne^ to the governor's j tough declaration — something no; post, he last held in 1935-1939- He impossible in View of past Sovic 1 thorlty of the Soviet government —he had just come from Moscow the '---let forign minister indicated to the Big Pour conference yesterday there are only two kinds of Germany that interest him, divided Germany or a Communist- dominated Germany. The speech astonished U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Fore i g n Secretary Macmillan and French Foreign Minister Pinaj who had been built up to expect some concessions by Molotov's remark, he was bringing from Moscow "better baggage." They immediately adjourned the session to consider what to do anc say next. Meet Today They arranged to meet today to make a choice between two courses — formally accepting Mo otov's stand as final, or trying to devise some formula to keep the talks here going. French spokesman said the whole conference had failed and that as far as his government is concernec 'the Geneva talks could end now." Other Western diplomats did not support this view. They pointed out that disarmament and othe points on the agenda, had not ye been dealt with on the ministerla level. Barring some conciliatory , ges ture by Mololov to follow up hi: had been out of political office for tactics — these conclusions seemed 10 years. Dilworth Wins In I'hilly In Philadelnhia. 57-year-old Richardson Dilworth, a veteran Democratic warhorse. swamped Repub-, lvorkel . lican W. Thacher Longstreth. a J5- m Wcst Germlinv . T, lis . cou .| year-old political neophyte in win- £ ]ed wUh Russl! ,. s b j d , or umver j ning election as mayor of ha tone- jn the Mjddlf Eas[ , hl . ol|Rh sa , e of| inescapable: 1, The cold war is still on in B ^ ^ay. The Soviet Union not onlv has thrown its full power be^ c unist East O crmay. N'E\V UNIFORMS — Blytheville High School band majorettes also came in for their share of attention when some $8,000 was raised for new band uniforms. The majorettes were just a little late in receiving theirs. Head Majorette Nancy Harris models the uniform she'll wear at Friday night's homecoming game here. (Courier News Photo) Jackson Will Seek Recount of Ballots 4,000 Voters Set New Record Mayor E. R. Jackson asked for. a recount today as Blytheville voters continued to blink unbelievingly at election totals which gave Toler Buchanan a delicate, six-vote victory over the incumbent Jackson. More than 4,000 voters set a city record in the tight battle. In any event, the whole thing Cooper and Ed Cook will represent, should be settled Friday when County Election Commission is to him before the Commission. Buchanan carried Wards One and meet decide" whether Jackson is| Two while Jackson showed his entitled to a recount and, if it so-strength in Wards three and Four votes actually go about the busi- as 4.050 persons cast votes in estab- ness 'of counting ballots again. lishing a new voting high for tin Final coxmt yesterday was 2,028 city. son. Jackson said, for Buchanan and 2,022 for Jack- 'I have not conceded the election to Mr. Buchanan. There could have been six honest mistakes made In counting ballots and I will petition the Election Commission for a recount." Buchanan Statement ."I am happy that a majority of the people of Blytheville have chosen me to head their city government during the next two years. "I am sure we may look forward to two years of progress In many areas of our government," Buchanan said this morning. County Election Commission, chairmaned by Jesse Taylor of Blytheville, and made up of D. Fred Taylor, the Republican member of Osceola, and Johnny Crain of Wilson, is to meet at 9:30 Friday morning. Up To Commission At that time, the group will hear Jackson's bid for a recount anti i rule as to whether it will grant one. If it approves the recount move, it will open boxes on the spot and begin the new count. Taylor stated. Jackson said attorneys Claud time GOP . stronghold by 132,000 votes. The remainder of the Democratic ticket, with one exception, swept into office with Dilworth. Longstreth had received the per- See DEMOCRATS on Page 5 Bids Taken On6I,Man/7a Cutoff Work Arkansas Highway Commission today received bids on reconstruction of U. S. Highway 61 between Blytheville ant! Osceola and for surfacing of the Manila- Monette cutoff road. Ben M. Hogan Co.. of Little Rock was announced as apparent low bidder on the 61 job. He submitted a S455.905 bid. the commission stated. D. F. Jones Construction Co., of Little Rock was apparent low- bidder on the Manila-Monette cutoff with a bid of 5348,948. The U. S. 61 work, will be on the "old" road and does not involve work on the Lake David- Biytheville bypass road, on which construction was scheduled to begin this fall. Communist arms to Egypt, indicates her expansionist policies are still operative. Spirit Has Collapsed" 2. The "Spirit of Geneva." born at the summit conference here in July, has collapsed like a balloon. American Press. Officer Henry Egypt Says Delays in US Aid Forced Buying of Red Arms Previous high, set in 1951, was 3,600. Buchanan edged Jackson in Ward One, 770-752. He picked up his largest margin over the incumbent Fluoridation Takes Beating by Voters An ordinance to fluoridate Blytheville's city water, passed last July by City Council, was quashed yesterday by Blytheville voters by the heavy margin o( 2,026 to 1,382. The measure, brought to a vote by petition after the Council had passed the ordinance, was defeated in all but one ward. Ward Two approved the plan by a vote of SCO to 518. in Ward Two where Buchanan got 692 votes to 576 for Jackson. Jackson carried Ward Three, 480368, and Ward Pour, 191-174. They split the absentee box, Jackson getting 23 and Buchanan getting 24. New Councilman There will be two new faces on City Council as of Jan. 1. K. M. Larkin defeated Bill Walker, the incumbent, for Ward One post. 723 to 675, and Jimmie Stevenson beat Cecil Lowe, 734 to 460. The latter \vere after the seat vac ted by Buchanan. K. M. Larkin cumbent E. M. Terry defeated Jimmy Lentz, 408 to 226, for a Ward Three Council seat. Jimmy Slcvenwm Samuel F. Norris, unopposed for In other action Leslie Moore was j the city treasurer's post, also wa: unopposed in Ward Four and In- i elected. sters to consider free elections to less Middle Easl. Egypt's declaration was an effort to refute a remark I: retarv of State George Allen to the effect Cairo suddenly turned to the resile. Secretary while negotiating with Washington. Station Manager Shot by Robber remark by U. S. Assistant' ward 4 Communists for i Absentee . Totals . * May Ask Kmbargo i i In a dispatch from Washington. the New York Herald Tribune said the United States was giving top- level consideration to asking the! . n a ; 427 331 310 392: 325 439 413, 283 ' | jj j 385 307- | 314 239:', | jj | 241 385 : ; j 360 221 | jj | 480 368!i I : 498 226 : | | 191 174.J I •: : ! ! | 23 24 ' :| I 2022 2028'i 723 675 7.14 400 498 226 j | one' contrary to to the relaxing effect j of the Geneva spirit. One Western! i.,f, , !• diplomat said, If this is the kind j At jfOte 11110 of Soviet policy we are up against it is a good thing to know .it." 4.The impact of the opposed East-West policies on public opinion inside Germany is a critical consideration. At the moment Western leaders sen) confident of popular German j support for their insistence on a reunified Germany free to choose its own political system and foreign alliances. But Molotov challenged this con- , . , .,,,,,, fidence. ! Arkansas-Missouri Statelin.e was wounded in the hand and leg, . (als Tfte Heram Tnmmc sam „„, The western diplomats werej hy a pistol shot last night when Irving to thwart an attempted | Soviet Unlon ]' ikely would veto the i e ^ ni'tnnrl vnVvhovw Aliccrmri mil Vmriiips sairl Iflrtav. n- Federal Judge Orders •H™I?^SF35i3 Turncoats Released \l have been worked out in consulta- A Blytheville man who operates a service station at the: tion with Britain anci France sn inp was u'niinrlpd in (he hanrl and leQ i Ge . ne ^^. al __ .. !_? e . es eln , c !V._ t SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three turncoat former U. S. to match Egyptian purchases from soldiers who once renounced "the land of McCarthyism and Czechoslovakia. ; McCarranism" for life with their Communist Chinese captors The embargo plan was said to | were free today — but their future was uncertain. Tile Army, acting on orders of a See BIG FOUR on Page Caruthersville Shoe Factory Strike-Bound CARUTHERSVILLE — Some 450 employees of Brown Shoe Company here wenl on strike at 7 a.m. yesterday and continued to picket the shoe factory today. i.;:ket troups of four each are* working two-hour-shifts, a union representative said. Caruthersville strikers are among 9,000 Brown Shoe employees on strike for higher wages in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois ant! , , Indiana. Twenty-one plants in 18 cities are striking. Raymond Lee, vice president oi Local 224 of the CIO United Shoe Workers of America, said negotiations between union and company officials in St. Louis this week failed to end with acceptance of a contract. Hugh Finley, president of Local 3S4, attended the St. Louis meeting on Monday. Statement Upcominr Virgil Zoller, superintendent of the Caruthersville factory, indicated »n official statement from company headquarters will be released today. Brown Shoe is the second largest «hoe manufacturer In the world. International Shoe Company, the largest, is plagued by 17,000 strikers in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Kentucky. The unions demanded a 12 per cent increase in two years—8. per cent now and 4 per cent next year. Brown Shoe originally offered a 10 per cent wage Increase over a three year period—5 p«r cent now and 2',i per cent In each of the succeeding years. Brown Shoe's final pre-strlke offer was a two-yew contract providing for » 5 pr cent increase now with 25 to Attend C of C Workshop In Little Rock >n additional 3!4 per cent next year, iminedlaltly. A chartered bus with 25 Blytheville business men aboard will leave here at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow to attend the U. S. Chamber of Commerce workshop at Little Rock's Lafayette Hotel. Indications are that Blytheville will have the largest per capita attendance of any city in the state at the -workshop, according to R. M. Logan, Blytheville Chamber of Commerce president. Tt is estimated that between 350 and 400 Arkansas business men from all parts of the state will attend the workshop — the first such meeting ever held in Arkansas. Tile meetings will last from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The bus will leave Little Rock on the return trip about 4 p.m. The 39-passenger bus will make a breakfast stop In Jonesboro where It will pick up about ten Jonesboro businessmen for the trip to Little Rock. There nre scats still available on the bus for any Blytheville members who wish to make the trip. Interested Chamber of Commerce members should contact the Chamber (it Commerce office «t 2-2012 armed robbery, Missouri authorities said today. embargo proposal in the Security . ,, , Council but that such action would Henry Neal, owner of Meal's money after getting him out in the; " expose Ru e s i a t 0 (he world as a Standard Station, was reported by dark. Prosecuting Attorney James: munitions mer chant bent on gam- ' A. (Tick) Vickrey said. | Wing ^ the Uves and security But Neal grabbed at the gun and j 0 ( millions of people." scuffled with the holdup man , Blytheville Hospital officials today to be "resting fairly well" though •he was listed as "serious." Neal \vas shot in a scuffle with a Negro after the Negro had entered the station about 6:15 p.m. yesterday and forced Ncal to walk out behind the station at gunpoint. State and county officials were still investigating the armed robbery attempt this morning. The assailant got no money, Hugo Neal, brother of the wounded man, said. | i jderal judge, yesterday released Otho G. Bell. William A. Cowart and Lewie W. GriL^s irom Ft. Baker S'.ockatle. As photographers and reporters crowded around, Coward. 22 of NETTLETON. Ark. l<m — Two j Daltnn. da., said as spoksmaii; others were among (he four can-! for the three: dates vestrrdav for mayor of this! "We feel 110" Brother Wins Over Brother Ben Butler Retains Job At Osceola OSCEOLA—Mayor Ben Butler retained iiis hold on the top executive j position in Osccola today after de- about American! fcatin^ iiis first opponent in 17 We're Three shots were fired, Vickrey said, but it was thought only one struck Neal, hitting his hand and then entering his leg near the knee. Possibility that the Negro then ran to a car parked nearby was being investigated today. Some reports indicated there may have been others in the car seen parked nearby . ., , . The car reportedly drove out on- Hugo Neal said he drove up as ! ^ hc , aded somh s .. bl -° tl l e . r ,, a . n , Cl S!? ST™ 11 ^ toward Blytheville. The Negro \vns described as light. hi 'around behind the building, but thought nothing of it, since the saw nothing amiss at the time. ; 'Grahs Gun The Negro apparently took Neal to a dirt road behind the station •with the intention of taking his Check, Traffic Cases on Docket The state case against Charles R. Tolbert, charged with oVerdrafting on a bank account, was continued to Saturday in Municipal Court by Judge Graham Sudbury.thls morning. Bond in the case was set at $500. J. H. Mills was found guilty of driving while under the Influence of intoxicating liquor. He was fined SIOO and costs and sentenced (o 24 hours in jail, In a city case, Ethel Mills pleaded guilty to a similar charge and was fined SH5 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Conrad Emmanuel Lee pleaded guilty to a charge 61 driving while under the influence of Intoxicating liquor. He was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours In jail. In a city cnse, Kenneth West forfeited a $19.75 bond on a charge of 1 speeding. Butler polled 719 votes to 329 for northeast Arkansas town, and one, j,,M, ra the same as always, ne re j yci)1 . 5 hv ,, 2 _j ,„;„-„„-,. , of them was elected. in the most democratic country in, In Geneva, the United States and Th( , w j nn( , r lvas gen H. Flowers. : thr world." Britain were reported arranging He polled 158 votes, defeating in- Grieg.-. 23. of Ni-ches, Tex., typi-;his opponent, Jim Hyatt, in Osce- rally said nothing. j ola's first race for mayor in 20 years. Bell. 24, of Hillsboro. Miss., de-; in Osceola's only aldermanic con- rlnivd in an emolion-charsed voice tes[ ^ D N (Pee Wee , M 0n .j 5 (j e . "I'm ^'Oinii to do everything , high level talks within 48 hours toicumbem J. T. Roberson. who got ' low- chart their next in color, weighing about l f '°i Middle East, pounds, about 30 years old and j dressed in khaki pants and shirt' and wearing a tan jacket and tan Russia's diplomatic tbo Middle East. Diplomatic officials in the Swiss, ===== city said high priority was being given to a suggestion that either President Eiscnhowr or British Prime Minister Eden or both ap-i peal directly to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin for Russian cooperation in maintaining peace in the. cap. The gun was apparently a small caliber pistol, about .25 caliber, Vickrey said. Weather 1352 Asked US The Egyptian statement (?ave this account of Cairo's arms netioitions: Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser, first asked for n. S. arms in October 1952 but by October 1955.) "not a single piece of military equipment" had been received from the United States. Nasser warned U. S. dor Henry Byroade l Egypt would shop behind the Iron Curtain lor armament If certain Inside Today's Courier News . . . Duok Hunting :it Rip Lake lU-st in Years . . . Homermiiinff Spirit Soars at Blytheville Ilish School . . . HORS Apaln Face Old Texas Jinx . . . Sports . . . P.iges 10 and 11 ... . . . Daiifrrrnus Mid-East Situation CiriMv from Visit of Shepilov . . . Our of a Scrips . . . Pa^c 3 . , . Cherry Still Undrrided About Political Future . . , Pa&e 8 . . . " iii mv power in destroy com-! municipal balloting in the county outside Blylheville. How long vhey remain free is a qur.stinn Candidates in other communities vot ins , Dell, Luxora and Keiser, were unopposed, though there waa Monday that civilians cannot he, smal ,. scl , e write-in activity. »3S™« H<——'="*• "'• And the turncoats are civilians.! Osrrala — Alderman: Dr. W. J. dishonorably discharged afler thcyi Sheddan, Ward One; Edward Teare f u s e d' repatriation nt Pan-j ford. Ward Two: Miss Josephins munjom. Kora. in January. 1354. However, the federal government may still enter the case ! and try them for treason. NORTHEAST AHKANSAS: Partly Joudy this .afternoon, tonight and I military needs were not filled by Thursday a little warmer tonight, the United Slates. Washington s re- - -action was a demand for 27 mil- r 1 ^ 647 Explodes in Air Over Texas Town; Crew Missing Tex. Mi—One of the Sunset today—5:00. Menu tffm|wrat!irp~ -3fi •*> PrcclpUnllon 24 houn. H ft m. to ' p.m.)—none. Precipitation .Tnn, 1 to dnt*> —45.1-'i. This Date l..isl Yoar Mftxlmnin vr.itordr.iv --79 Minimum UV-* i»^ -vili^ --lii Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31--M. nhi-governed Czechoslovakia. Egypt Is reported to be receiving submarines and shiploads of fight- ei planes, tonics, and hftavy Runs under this clenl. was ninny hours overdue on Thr Etryptbn snlvo in the diplo-; rmi'ino trnininc, flight. At, Biyns. offictM'S refused concodo it was n Biggs piano although reporting one of their B47s, attached to the 97th Bomb Wing, See M1U-EAST M I'aic J The 300,000-pound cralt, wttfa a wingspan of 116 feet, normally carries a crew of three-all officers. The wreckage was spread over a mile and a half and five large pieces of wreckage burned well into the morning. What happened to the crew was a mystery. Early this morning, searchers wore unable to find any- on who parachuted and found no bodies or pieces of bodies. Tile explosion rocked this part of Texas for many miles.. It blew doors open and rattled windows. It lighted the sky as far away as Waco, 36 mile* to the northwest. Montague, city treasurer. Keiser—F. B. Wilson, mayor; J. W. Amos, town marshall; Robert P. N'ichois, city treasurer; James Bowles. Roy Langston, Minor Taylor. H. P. Mills, and A. R. Pace, aldermen. Luxora—Moses Sliman. mayor; Gerald S. Chafin, recorder; C.B. Wood. Sr., R. C. Langston, Jesso Brown, G. A. George Jr., and Murray Richardson, aldermen. Dell—Charles Kcnnett, mayor; J. T. Titte, recorder: Noble Dixon, James Tidwcll, Glenn Cook, BlUjr Keener and Ed Hardin, Fire Desfroys (stand KOBE, Japan W) — An early morning (ire wiped out a village on ft tiny island in the pictureaqut Inland sea today. All 110 houses In Mlnamikue community on Nu Island were destroyed, report* Hid,

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