The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 30, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 30, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAS'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 187 Blytheville Courier Blytlieville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blyiheville Herald BLYTHKV11.1.K, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, (KTOBKR ;ill, 193-1 K1CHT PACKS Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Second-Half Attack Pays Off for Chicks With Tight 7-6 Win For the second consecutive time, the kicking toe of Kenneth Fisher spelled the difference between victory and a stalemate last night as Blytheville's Chickasaws came roaring from behind to nudge the Wildcats of Clarksdale, Miss., 7-6 at Haley Field. • - nt-after kick,* - Democrats Mount Frontal Attack Against Ike; President to Start 'Chain Phoning' Fisher's perfect poi his 12th in a row, furnished a happy j ending to Blytheville's first Dad's Night program and one of the most exciting evenings of football that the aging Haley Field Stadium has seen in many a day. Fumbles Hurt After a lacklustre first half that saw the Chicks fumble away two scoring opponents and have another slopped by a pass intersection, Coach Russ Mosley's Tribe came back lighting mad after the intermission to t\irn in their best ground offensive showing of the season and overtake the Wildcats who had gained 6-0 margin in the second period. And it was the Chicks' big guns, Fisher, Charles Abbott and Danny Edgrnon, operating behind a fired- up line that did most of the damage. Fullbacks Roil Alternating at fullback on practically every other play, Abbott and Fisher ran as .they have not run before this season, through gaping * holes in the Wildcats' inner defense that were opened by a solid line. And Edgmon played his usual hard-running game, knifing through (he opposite side on single wing spinner plays and handoffs from quarterback Bobby Jones from the sliding T. But up until the third quarter the , game \vas all Clarksctale's. Backs Move The Wildcats showed the Chicks a pony backfield that could move and a line that need not apologize to anyone. Clarksdale'a man of tre hour was Bob Franklin, a loB-pounder who operated like a master at T quarterback. The ever dangerous Franklin, who ran, threw, kicked and did slight of hand acts with the football, was just about the Wildcats' entire offensive show. But he was enough. During the first half he filled the air with passes although most of thi/m were without success. And when he wasn't throwing, he vas amusing himself by sidestepping would-be tacklers as he hula- hipped his way into the Chicks' secondary on keeper plays that fooled everybody. Second Half Better But after two quarters of wondering, the Chicks caught on Lo Mr. Franklin's pranks and kept, him pretty well in check during the second half. Know Your Ballot Referred Act No.2'85 Would Hike Liquor Tax to Aid Fairs This Is llie fourth and last of a series dealing with Uie measures (o be voted on at next Tuesday's general election. By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Do you want to tax liquor drink ers and cut down on liquor wholesalers' price mark-ups to build additional facilities for livestock shows and county fairs? That's the question you'll have to decide when you vote at next Tuesday's general election on referred act No. 285. If you favor a slightly increased liquor tax and a reduction in wholesalers' permitted earnings, ou'11 want to vote for Act 285. K you oppose the lax and think the wholesalers' mark-up should stay where it is, you'll want to vote against the act. The law now says that the whole- Election Clerks, Judges Named Commission Asks Those Selected Respond to Call Election clerks and judges have been named by Mississippi County's election commi.s.sion to serve in the forthcoming general election and • the commission has issued an appeal that those appointed serve. Such service, the commission pointed out in releasing the list of clerks and judges, is as rujch a part of civic duty as service on a sHlor shall add 13 per cent to what liquor costs him to determine his price to the retailer. That 13 per cent Us designated as mark-up, from which (he wholesaler must pay his operating costs. Whatever Ls left is profit. The retailer adds his permitted mark-up — the amount doesn't matter for purpose of this discussion — and the result is what the consumer pays. Under Act '285, the wholesale mark up would be reduced to 10 per cent. His cost plus the 10 percent would be his selling price to the retailer. The act further would provide for a new liquor tax of three per cent of the wholesaler's selling price. The measure specifies that this tax — in addition to others already . collected — would be passed oil j wny he had "encountered to the consumer for the benefit of | »sm. belief and confidence" that new buildings and facilities at coun- ! the Republicans will win continued ty fains and district and stale live- (control of Congress. lOPecpletoGet Phone Call From White House By M.UtVIX L. ARIUHVSMITH WASHINGTON (APi—Prob ieienl Eisenhower, happy o\ci his gcl-ouUhe-vole tour of four stales, was reported ni cly today (o try personally to set off a nationwide "telephone your neighbors 11 cam paign to win votes for Republican congressional candidates A Republican official said Hint starting at 11:35 a.m. EST Elsen- hower will start telephoning 10 "pinin ordinary" persons around the country. The President will ask each to vole and to phone the same request to 10 others, lie said, to touch off a "pyramid system" aimed nt reaching- every citizen who might go to the polls next Tuesday. The GOP informant declined the use of his name. He was not n member of the President's stall, but it was kaown the idea of chum phone calls in a drive to turn out a big pro-OOP vote was getting serious study at the White House. Pleasantly Surprised Eisenhower tried out the idea on an audience at Wilmington, Del., last night at the conclusion of his swift aerial tour into Ohio; Miehi- an, Kentucky and Delaware. He said in advance of the 1.400- mile trip that he was making it lo try to dispel wind he termed puzzling' voter apathy. But he told a police-estimated crowd of 4,000 at the Wilmington Atvnort that he ( had been pleasantly surprised — that instead of apathy all aloim the jury. stock shows. AL glance, it might seem that the three per cent taken off the wholesaler's mark-up would be replaced by the three per cent tax and that would balance each other without any added cost to the consumer. That isn't the case, however, as the respective three per ceni calculations Would be based against different totals, For the simplest possible ex- "Defensivcly, there' were many standouts for the Chicks but probably the brightest of these was Polls will be open from 8 Jimmy Gee who played offensive | until 6:30 p. m. Tuesday. center for the injured Danny Cobb I Persons in order to be eligible to sample, suppose u wholesaler now and middle linebacker on the Tribe's i vote must reside in their township j pays SI lor a half pint of some 5-4-2 defense. j 30 clays, county for six months and Gee was in the Wildcats' hair all I must have lived in Arkansas for one night as he refused to be budged from his assigned spot, but shined the brightest on pass defense, hauling two of Franklin's throws! qualified electors to stop touchdown bids and knock-! as a maiden voter ione ing down a couple more. j become 21 since April 10, 1954 76-Yard Pass Play ! ptete qualifications fov voting Tues- An end across pass play on the! day. fifth play of the second quarter! Herr arc clerks and judges, by that caught the Chicks with their i townships: defense d o w n, accounted for j Uurdette Township Clarksdttle's lone tally. And it was! Burdette—Judges: Tom Callis. C. a beauty, the entire play covering: p. Tompkins, Hays Sullivan,; alter- 76 yards. i nates-. W. C- Thornton. G. A- Hale, At the quarter turn, the Chicks ; Homer Tate. drive into enemy territory was [ clerks: H. P. Jumper. Airs Jim stalled nt the 40 and Fisher puul-j T h o m p k i n s; alternates- Lloyd ed into the end zone for an auto- Koonce, P. L. Austin, matic touchback. From the Clarksdale 20 Franklin put the ball in play with a one yard loss on a fumble but on the next play Blytheville was penalized five yards for offside. Then right end Chris Carruth, got in behind Jones at the 40 and alternates: J- Franklin hit him .squarely with a' Hannah, pass. Carruth set sail down the! Luxova Township—Judges: east sideline with Akers in hot' brand of whiskey. He adds 13 per cent or 13 cents year. j niaking the price to the retailer Possession of a poll tux receipt 81.13. Reduce the mark-up three (most will be listed in the list of per cent — or three cents — and qualification j the price to the retailer is SI.10. who has: But the three per cent tax the consumer would be called on to pay wouldn't be based on the wholesaler's original dollar as were the previous calculations but on the wholesaler's price lo the retailer — or $1.10, Three per cent of $1.10. of course is 3.3 cents against three cents at, three per cent of SI. So the total tax to the consumer i be selected would be increased by 3-10 of one ordinary" "If everybody votes, we're in, Eisenhower declared, touch ing off a round of cheers., Then, den ling with the more practical problem of persuading citiezns to got oh It I s, p h eoel President said: "You know, if everybody in this audience would KO home this evening: and start calling up—would call up 10 voters and them to call 10 voters, you cover the .stale of Delaware with every man, woman and child in it in about two hours. fc Calculated Slight inns "You would reach millions in that time. That is what we want." Presidential associates siucl later the chief executive had marie no idle, spur-of-the-moment .suggestion. The St, Louis Globc-Democra! said in a Washington dispatch thai, in addition to 10 calls by Eisenhower today, party leaders expect the 33 Republican uovornors will start a similar telephone campaign in their states. The GOP Informant s^iri the SEEKING THEAT . . . FOK OT1IEUS — Un- IIIK Halloween doorbells In der sponsorship of Blylheville Council of Church for Parcels for Peace — Women, many children oi BlylhcvHEc will be rlun- torn coutunc-s. of clothing rs for war- Calling at I hi? homo of Mrs. Ralph Nichols urn Kent Coifiiiiiu, Mike Cook, Tommy Barnc.v and Tummy Brannum. Clothing they ft) I led through !he "trick nr treat." will be lunicd In at t.he World Crnnmunily Day ubscrvimw at First MeUindial, Church Friday. The; H:0(J p.m. (imgnun will feature GI-OVKI: Sisler, Commercial Appeal wnl.f.T who rrn.-ntly loured the Far Knsl, us speaker. An olIVriMH will Ik 1 taken (n w to tlie Christian Wmnen'.s Program for Pi-ad.'. Weather AP&L Wil Tactics Altered Over Protests From Some — A. By JACK BEU, WASHINGTO NtAP) frontal attack by the Democratic high command on President Eisenhower appeared today to represent a last-minute switch in campaign tactics over the protests of some party members. ; National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell put an official stamp on the new tactic yesterday by accusing Eisenhower of joining in what Mitchell called a "Red smear" of Democratic candidates for Congress. While there was no public complaint from party members, it was learned authoritatively that Mitchell had overruled some Democratic leaders who cautioned against attacks on Eisenhower despite the President's own burst of campaigning just before Tuesday'! voting 1 deadline. Some Democrats evidently believe that Eisenhower's popularity remains at such a level that voter resentment might cause direct attacks on him to boomerang. These Democrnts were said to have ar- Riied that lo hit at the President would only help publicize his ap- icnl (or iv Republican Congress. nut Mitchell overrode this advice at a news conference yesterday. He called EHscnhower's actions "shameful"—a much stiffer te rm thn n any which had been employed previously in the campaign by any top Democrat, including A dial E. Stevenson, the 1052 presidential nominee. Mitchell made It clear that the strategy had been carefully bought out, saying beforehand he .viuittid to road his charges from a prepared stiUcmont. Then, in obvious deference to the division of. Democratic views, he ducked questions as to whether he was trying o in like Elsenhower the Issue In the Se* DEMOCRATS Page 8 Farm Bureau AKKANSAS — Gciicnilly liiir mul culrl lln.s itiU-riLuuii. Hum;!it, and •Sunday, the IOWI-M 2t',~'M with sca!.- Urcd Irost loni^ht. M I S S O IJ It i -. I'iirily cloiKi.v . i through Sunday with Kfj;iUm:d huh! : ram or SIMM'.' slmwcrs nor' iinn i extreme north this itltcrnoun ui : evening; no dc-ctcltd change in ictn- i i-craLuri:. Minimum llihs moniin.: iil. r-\t VA.U. T T in /—i g<«# p"& cj i RateHikeRejectionttJS LITTLI'] ROCK (AI J ) — Arkansas Power and l.i^lil Co. yesterday lost the first round of ils bailie for a s:i,!)l)(),000 permanent rale increase when Ilic Arkansas Public .Service Commission rejected Ihe company's application. Election of Officers And Resolutions Principal Business •t>lpu;itlon lust :M Fletcher Township Luxora. City — Judges; C. B. Wood, R. C. Langs ton, Russell Bowen; alternates: Abe Liverant. Harry Stanford. Jessie Brown. Clerks: Ray Olive, C. P. Powell; .. Flannigan, W. L. per rent. What that, would mc;m in See AMENDMENT Page 8 call are not yet decided but will names of the 10 Ei.-.C'nhowcr i.s to from a list of "plum ^mei'Hriiixs who hnvti written him about the conyre.s.sion- al campaign. pursuit but he crossed into the end zone untouched. Franklin, who did See CHICKASAWS Page 5 Gosnell-Line Road Is Eyed By Commission R. L. Houck, Willie Howard, j. M. Castillo; alternates: J. E. Davis, R. N. Forbes. R. B. Lan^ston; Clerks: R. W Dyc.-s, A. B. Ro- relle; alternates: James DeSpain, W. R. Tale. Victoria—Judges: C. W. Hoover. Gilbert Lynch. £eke Pollard; alternates: W. P. Ellis. Harry Anderson, Floyd McAdams, Clerks: Jack Milligan, J. w. Hill; alternates: Gilbert. Sealon, F. A. Taylor. Monroe Township Osceola Tov n.ship—Judges: Jas- The GosnclI-State Line highu'ay came tip for some attention by the Arkansas Highway Department per Thompson, Boyd White, Alton ye.stcrelay. i Ohiuvood; alicmatcs: M. E. Pope The Highway Commission authorized Highway Director Herbert EloMdge to determine right of way requirements for improvements on the road. The three-mile .stretch is on state Highway 151. Australia Is Explorer Topic World traveler Mrs. Winifred Walker will pre.sent a travelog on Au-iralm at meeting of the Explorer'- Club at Hotel Noble tonight at 7::iO Mrs. Walker, who twice has cir-i Joe cnmii;i\icnted the globe, is a native ! nates: D. S. Crane, Ed Simmons, O oi Australia but became a naturalized American citizen after her marriage to the Rev. John C. Walker of W. C. Mason, J. O. Crosswaite. Clerks: Mrs. Joe Hughes, Mrs. Jap White: alternates: L. C. B. Young, Hiram Alexander- Ward One— Judges: Stanley Carpenter, R. E. Fletcher, Jim Hyatt; alternates: R. W. Reedy, Dan Reed, O. w. Knight. Clerks: Joe Martin, Walter Manchester; alternates: Mrs. B. B. Womblc, Maggie Barbiers. Ward Two — Judges: J. A. Pigg. Nathan Weinberg, W. N- Thomas; alternates: Emmet Dunn, Herbert Hobbs. Ira Wright. Clerks: Hugh Copeland. W. B Stewart; alternates; Mclvin Lapides, Louis Lnpidcs. Ward Three— Judges: Bruce Ivy, Rhodes, Ralph Wilson; alter- j lull Crew Works At Central Plant; i . i [ Walkout Ceases I As Men Give Up Vigil at Factory PicsHli-iit H. K Iliichie Hlt'if! wniilcl bf jipjjcjilHl ri.s. When a.skcd If AP- Republican tc f'ratt H'-i "rlcljr.-jitrd" ers to Hicir Toledo, O. She is known as "America's ace woman rmematORrapher" and has . filmed travekigc of many lands. M. Fairlcy. Clerks: Dane Fergus, Roy Morgan; alternates: Searcy Mcars. Sam Hodges. Kelser City— Judges: J. K. Chllds, Bruce Wilson. W. T Crews; allci- gee ELECTION Put » "TRICK OR TREAT" FOR A CO6f> CAUSE Miss Helen Hamilton, youth director at First Methodist Church, hands out supplies to Glcnda Lewis, left, and Roger Sudburry for use in collecting contributions for the United Nation's Children's Fund. -Sponsored by First Methodist and Wesley Memorial churches the "trick or trcnt" project will be conducted by the jrouth groups Sunday uight bt- twccn 5;30 and 7 p. m. Money collected will KO to the U. N. Children's Committee to provide food, clothing ;md medical supplies in 82 foreign countries. The participants may be identified by black and ornnKe-armbands with the letters U. N. I. C. E. F. on them and will be currying milk cartons with .similar bands, (Courier News I'holn) Applicants for jobs fit. thr plant lined up in t.he of lice this niorninf,' tn a wait Ihdr turn. Some of those ;n:ci;ptrd for Jobs WPIT iMti to report for work mi M'lndny while olhf'f.s arc to report TiK';:d;iy With thr addition nf the new •Aorkors Monday, the number oi men r-mpluyrd nt the plant will surpass uiiy previous total .since tlu- company bOR.'in operation hrrr, a .siiukf.sinan for the plant s.-nd. Applications an.- a/:cf:pi'-d through the Arkansas Employment. Gflkc only, he said, and only a certain number can be tnken nt a time; bf- c.'iust: eiich man has to be trained for a specific job. None of the workers who had walked off thn job Thinwlny and .stayed Rroupeti around a lire no ITJ.S.S tiie street from thn plant were In evidence this morning.. Jim Pierce, charged in Municipal Court yesterday with violating the state freedom to work law, made i tJie $500 bond yesterday afternoon and was released Irom the custody of the sheriff. Preliminnry hearing on the is ,-ict for Nov. 6, to determine If evidence warrants binding Mr. Pierce over to the Circuit Court for trial. The charge Rrew out of another charge of disturbing the pence In connection with hit-- alleged thrcfu.s to a man v-'ho he stopped from ent- | Annual nict'ling of the entire AP.vf ' '»enibrvt>hip ° [ Mississippi Couiv ''''ty'.s !'';irm Bumm gets .st;irled at 7 o'clock Monday nlfrnt m the El- emcntary .School itt Osccnla. Filrrimn of oft leers, adoption o( re,solijj;on:i, supper and a liilk by one of the !in;;i's most eiilcruming iilU-v-iliniK-r speakers »ve on tup. Resolution will dcnl with different ph;i:-,e:-, nl Hit: ruUon and soy- lir-iin \if()}:ri\ir\i, :i Icmithy one per- tiiinlnt; to research and another on wiitor rights. Tho:-,<* ii'IupU'd sit Mfjiuhiy nitrht't? incntini will b<* lor warded to the .state Farm Bureau convention in Link 1 Rock on Nov. 22 and 23. Stale resolutions are parsed on up to the national Farm Bureau ;md become it part ol national policy. In election ot officers, the members arc due to select a duct'e>sor to Hill Wyntt, who Jiiis served ;is past ctllc.s thn qurs- ihout the present commission jworkinif for the bi.-:-,t mterc.M oi j the people of Ark,tii;,;is. ' "When I'm elected, 1 intend to i re-appoint the .same com mi:-.--.ion {and support them as long as they have this .same interest." The rommi.ssion, by its unani- rnoiis ruling, c'jt off heanng.v on AP&L'.s application alter nothing but company testimony had been heard and upheld a motion by its own if-rhnlcal sliiif. The technical .staff contended that A PAL had included in it,s rate base about 31! million dollars which doesn't properly belong there. New Hen ring Problem The rate biisc i.s the investment on which the company expects to earn a return. cring the plant to apply for a job. A .spokesman for a group of Bly- thevllle. business men, who met yesterday and called for action by the law enforcement officers to protect worker.! who entered the plant, sold that they arc happy to ?cr the rtRhts of the workers to work protected. . In effect, the comuu.ssum ruled that Ihe company, by its own testimony showed it is not entitled to a rate Increase. Proceedings, apparently will go back to the commission for further hearings If the Arkansas Supreme who desire j Court wets Ilie case and rules thai IUJ8 commission erred. Four Boxcars Leave Rails Near Qsceoia Knur boxritrs of the Frisco's 836 nvinht trnin, the Redball Express. jumped I he I rack and overturned smith of Osceola'& city limits early lod:iy, causing a tie-up of rail traffic for severn] hours. Frisco officials ht're saiti this morning. No personal injuries were reported in the derailment and track damage was reported as "very AliRht." Ciiuse of the derailment was not revealed; Two southbound FreiKhbs \vera held up by the derailment, a company official said, as well as the 805 southbound passenger train and. [he 808 pnsseiiRer train. Both northbound and southbound trains had to wait in Blythevllle and O-'iceola while wreckage was being cleared and the line restored. The derailed freight was northbound from Mnvtphls. to^SV. Lout* fU Die ume of

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