The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 2, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 189 Biythe BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1964 TWELVE PAGES SSgaffiff SINGLE COPY FIVE CBNT3_ Early Reports Indicate Vote over U.S. to be Heavy Democrats Safe Voting Here Moderate at Noon Voting at Blytheville'.s six polling places was running considerably slower at noon today than was the case in other recent General Elections, but the size of the turnout was considered moderate on the basis of present and previous issues at stake. The photo above, showing tw? phases of the voting procedure was taken at City Hall. The couple at left gives names to judges and receives their ballots, while the \vo- man at right has marked her ballot and deposits it in the box. A survey of balloting showed that 575 ballots had been cast. That is the exact figure shown by a Courier News co.unt at noon August, 10, this year in the Democratic runoff primary. The last time voting was so light- in a genera! election was in the off- year balloting of 1946 when only 141 had voted by noon. The votine was running behind ' the new count of the 1952 general election when a record of 1,400 ballots had been cast. That was almost three times the' usual noon vote. President Eisenhower's strong showing the country and a Light race for governor between Sid Me- Math and Francis Cherry apparently were the major cause for that heavy vote. In the 1950 general election, tho See VOTING jn Page 7 Today Ends GOP's Top Effort in State By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS Arkansas' voters cast their ballots today in the people's choice between a Huntsville newspaper publisher and Little Rock's mayor for state governor. Last minute appeals for votes were made last night by Democratic nominee Orval Faubus and Republican candidate Pratt Remmel. Faubus, 45-year-old newspaperman and former Huntsville postmaster predicted he would win by a large margin. Predictions of victory also came from Remmel, Little Rock's mayor. Today s vote will climax one of •&• the hardest fought campaigns between Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Arkansas' modern political history. The Republicans generally are conceded to hold unpredictable strength in their threat to traditional Democi'atic domination. Vote estimates ranged as high as 400,000 before the polls opened today. Record Poll Tax A record 561,000 poll tax receipts permitting voting had been sold. This year has'been an unusual one for the Democrats who during the past 10 days have conducted a hard campaign, a chore which— looking back at least to the turn of the century—has heretofore been unnecessary. Confidence that the 39-year-old Remmel would be elected was expressed yesterday by Verne Tindall of Stuttgart, Rommel's campaign manager. "There is a great silent vote, which I believe is composed of Democrats who are going to vote for Remmel," Tindall said. Faubus said the election would "leave no doubt." He predicted victory by a wide margin. To Fly Home Faubus wa.s scheduled to fly .to Huntsville today to cast his ballot. He planned to return to Little Rock about 2 p.m. Re.mmel, who relumed to Little PICKETING Metil Comp iiu RESUMES, — Picketing lesumod at the Central pi iiit on M tlhis Street yesterday and picketers Judge Harrison Quits Bench Here Health Is Given As Reason by Venerable Jurist Circuit Judge Zal D. Harrison rev f:Ued today that he has resigned from the bench due to ill health \viiile a Blytheville attorney \vas se- lectee', tliis morning to serve in his stead during the tor mof Circuit, Court which is now in session, Oscar Fcndler was chosen by the local bar to act ;is presiding judge in Judge Harrison's absence. According to slate laws, when a judge is ill an acting judge may be selected after 10 a.m. on the second dtiy of court. Planning to retire at the end of his present term which would have expired Dee. 31, Judge Harrison found it necessary to resign earlier. Longtime Judge He hiis served as Circuit Court judge for the past 12 years after holding office as district prosecuting attorney and Mississippi County judge. H. G. (Charley) Part low, district prosecuting attorney, is candidate, without opposition, for the circuit, court vacancy. Court was recessed at noon today for lunch — after selecting a jury and beginning the arraignment of defendants. Oply a few cases remained to be reviewed alter court was called following lunch. No Strong GOP Threats Foreseen In Dixie ATLANTA Wi—Democrats in 11 Southern stales appeared virtually certain to elect 7 governors. 11 senators and about 100 representatives in thr stMiernl olfction today. The South was still dominantly Democratic. A strong two-parly ^ystem remained only u pleasant hope for Republicans. All indications were Uirre t n chance for a repetition of the 1952 revolt which saw President Eisenhower sweep Virginia, Florida, Texas and Tennessee into the Republican column. Four Million About 4'j million citizens were expected to vote. A total of lOli House scuts were tit stake and ( only half a dozen or so were in | doubt. Democrats were making strong bids to recapture four of six seats held by Republicans. Voter interest was reported spotty. Only a few of the congressional races and some proposed changes in state con.stitiilionfi attracted real attention. Among House seats in question wore Uvo in Tennessee, three in Virginia and one in North Carolina, all now held by Republicans. Traditionally Republican east Tennessee was expected to return Republicans to its two House posts. Democrats, however, waged vigorous contests to recapture the other four. Chances Slim In Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana. Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, Republican candidates filed for about lifl seats, but their chances were considered slim except In two Florida races. The only real contest over a Senate sent in the South was in South Carolina, where two Democrats were competing. State Sen. Edgar Brown, nominated by the Slate Democratic Committee after the See DIXIE on Page 1 outside the plant's main doors. (Courier News Photo) Picketing Gets Started At Central Metal Plant Strikers, who last week caused some labor unrest at the!stationed at Okinawa. Central Metal Company plant here, were back on the scene! Besides Major ReeclRr - shc is fil '-.'... . . . vived by another son, John today with three men holding down a picket line. According to plant officials, the crs weer alleged to have been fired picketing began yesterday at 2!fo: attempting to organize a unio: p.m., but at 10 o'clock thjs morn- at the, plant. Rock yesterday after completing • avoided this morning's cold winds by huddling in this automobile his tour of the state's 75 counties, was to Vote in the capital city. During a radio speech last night Faubus said the campaign was remarkably "free of personalities as far as the two candidates are concerned." Efforts happily have failed he said, on the part of a splinter group or two to divert the -voters from the main issue of the campaign. Refers to Committee This reference to "splinter groups" apparently Included the Citizens for Clean Elections Committee. This Remmel-supporting group charges that Faubus has concealed from official agencies information which should have been revealed concerning his brief association with defunct Communist- branded Commonwealth College near Menu, Ark. in 1935. Faubus Saturday released without comment a telegram from Sen. Olin D. Johnston of South Carolina, the wire said that Faubus had been cleared both for "securities nnd qualifications' by the Civil Service Commission before hts appointment as Huntsville postmaste The Citizens for Clean Elections, last night, released copies of What It said was a telegram from U. S. Civil Service Commissioner Gforgc S*« POLITICS oo Page 7 R. L. Reeder Passes at 68 She Taught Two Generations of Blytheville Children Mrs. R, L. Reeder, retired Blytheville school teacher, died this morning at Blylhcville Hospital following a brief illness. She was P8. Mrs. Reeder, who for 30 years was a\member of the faculty of the Blytheville school system, had li-ved in the Blytheville area for 51 years. Born In Lexington, Tenn., she moved to the Promised Land community in 1903. At the time of her death .she was making her home at 125 South First St. Mrs. Reeder and her husband, the late Robert Lee Reeder, wrrr very pctive in First Baptist Church and ; plilyc(1 an , mportanl part in tte j construction of the church's first brick sanctuary. "Miss Jessie" During her tour of duty with the Elytheville school system faculty, Mrs. Reeder taught the third Rrade and was more familiarly known as "Miss Jessie." Funeral services were incomplete today pending the arrival of her son. Ma). James R. Reeder who is County Farm. Bureau Has Annual Meeting Mississippi County Kami Bureau took care of its annual business last night when about 150 members of the 3,000 county members convened in Osueola's elementary school. Here arc a few of the items of continued attention. Hays Sullivan of Burdetto was named president lo succeed Bill Wyntt of Number Nine. Mr. Wyntt was nominated to the sUUc board to succeed Clmrlcy Hose ut Hoseland. The bin resolutions committee filed its liMi^lhy report and had it accepts 1 ! by the membership. An additional resolution, commending Mr. Rose lor his long mine years) service on the state board was passed. Reports The group aIso henrd a report from its outgoing president and a speech by C. L. Stanford, executive secretary of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Other officers elected include Earl Wildy, Lcachvlllc, first vice president; Allen Scgnivcs, Osceola, second vice president; Charley Brogdon, sccretiiry-trensurcr. Omitting all but bare essentials, bore Is a rundown on resolutions which tin county proup will forward to the .state convention: Coflaii Wo believe DO percent of parity Is a rciisoiiiihlc request. Farmers are willing to control production 10 «et ti. We recommend acreage be left at IH.1 million for 1955 and deplore closed dour agreements as used In H)f)-l increases. County allotment. 1 ; should be on 11 percent of croplnnd basis. Supports on KLMid should be continued. Improvements in Mexican labor pacts arc needed. Soybeans We strongly veeommeml beim support prices be continued and thut tin 1 support loan be comparable with cotton seed. We commend past efforts In bean research and we recommend n permanent soybean committee and .icsc.irch chairman to give the crop We feel premiums should be paid for extra clean and dry (below 12 percent) ben us in view of discounts when beans have trash and excess noisture. Water • We favor n water rights will which will not affect existing rights to pump water from any stream or ditch, will provide for fair distribution of water, will provide for bringing water Irom oVr sources into any stream with use of such water to be determined by costs involved, will not affect underground pumping of wnter. Grain Storage Necessary for the success of any support program is storage. We urge continued USDA support of this program. ACP We recommend continuation of payments for vetch seeding. County committee should be authorized to disburse funds from county office. DiulniiKc Districts Some feel the work could be Improved if districts combined. We recommend a committee bo appointed to study the drainage programs and consider consolidation. Itcseuroh am! I'Jtlncallitii University of Arkansas hasn't been able to keep pace due to limited funds thus, we lose many of our, lop research men. We recommend Unit appropriations for research and ex tension work bi; raised lo n point comparable with neighboring .slates. We ask the Legislature to specifically earmark funds for thla purpose. Research In tills county has been sleadlly expanding due to finest working relationship between the University experiment slalion personnel and tin; Farm Bureau. We recommend pilot research In IvrlgaUon 'and work in soybean research. 'Both Parties Should Be Happy Ike, Stevenson Led in Get-Out-Vote Campaigns WASHINGTON Wl — America's millions chose today between Republicans mid Democrats to control the new Congress. And first n'lHyls from the polling places indicated neither party had reason for concern over voter apathy— something both hnd said they Mow much the last minute get- out-the-vole prodding by President Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson and other leaders on both sides had to do with it wsu-, uncertain, hut fragmentary early surveys suggested heavy ballot boxes. Both parties liacl Insisted in advance that such reports would be good news for (hem. Made Up Minds Actually there was no certainty Hint even the heat of the closing drives by the two parties had much to do with it. All along there had been some observers who clung to the view the voters had already made up their minds and were Indifferent only to the pollticitns pleas. Whatever the reason, sample checks In New York and in the environs of Washington suggested reason to revise upward the advance estimates of 45 million votes. In New York, despite rain and cold, approximately 15 per cent of the registered voters In Manhattan and the Bronx were reported to have cast ballots by 0 a.m. In 11 few scattered districts the percentage of those voting by 9 o'clock was us Wish as 20. From Brooklyn, however, the voting was reported "very, very light." Voting Slow 'The voting was slow and election officials suggested that meant split tickets. "Extremely heavy" was the report on early voting in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Wash- See ELECTION on I'ags ' last nl-ht succeeding Bill WyrUt .right, of Number Nine. Other of- mry-t~r. Holy Land Open jOnly for Few More Days Six Cases In Muny Court ing. only signs of life along'the picket line were three men huddled in a car which bore signs reading "On Strike. Teamsters and Chauffeurs, AF of L Local No. 574." The car was parked In front of the plant on.Mathis Street. "No Effect" James Gatlin, plant superintendent at .Central Metal, said this morning that the picket line was having no effect on his employees. "They aren't paying any attention to it." Mr. Gatlin toltl a reporter. "We haven't lost a single man since this thing started." Labor difficulties at the new factory started last Thursday when The following day the strikers were Joined by some 15 or 20 others who set up a vigil outside the plant after applying to the National! Labor Relations Board for authorization to picket. tnto Court | Last week's labor difficulty got; into the local courts when one of! the strikers, Jim Pierce, was ar-j rested for violation of Arkansas' freedom to work law. He Is charged with threatening another worker who sought to work at the plant. IDs preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 6. Shortly nfter noon Friday, the Reeder of Kennett. Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. D. G. Moore of Prom- ^jised Land and Mrs. J. B. Briscn- dine of Fresno. Calif. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Rice Game Saturday is the BIG one tor lings . . . R»- zortiacks retain No. 4 spot in grid Poll . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9 . . . . . . Campaign didn't t« according loJkc's wishes . . . Pace P'S of various key .„.., „ — ., , , t a 11 employees walked off their Jobs strikers at the plant gave up their i ^ u ' r( ! ', as a sympathy move alter nine oth- i vigil and left the plant site. ' experience* sccoiii jilt-war hullilInK spurt . . •, a tiourlcr News Photo Fea- .3 . Six Court The panoramic model of the Holy wf re Land, will be on exhibit here for i fcitft(] crises tried in Municipal yesterday In which fines levied and some bonds fnr- only a few morn days, according ^ J \ drivins . officials of the Courier Nfiws, spon- j soring orgi in BlylhevUle. included two charges of while intoxicated, and ,^X STiSlch.™, of reckless driving, speed_ w _icvil\e. !inn, havlni! no driver's license and Since lit opening here Oct. 10. the I pcut | arc cny. minutely detailed scale model ol the | Uayti McDanlcl forfeited $111.75 Holy Land, created by Salvatorc and | ^^ m a ^^ of , JrlvlnB whl|c Intoxicated while Leon purcn was fined $10 lor public drunkenness after the charge was reduced from driving while Intoxicated. George Stringer and Edward Stanford both forfeited $19.75 bonds on charges of having no driver's license and speeding respectively, Joseph Gaucl, has averaged well over 100 viewers a day, and has received enthusiastic cndorsemcm from everyone who has seen it. The exhibit is being shown at I'-H W. Main. Hard Freeze Due hard freeze of the winter tonluht, j while Robert Lee Turner forfeited with the temperature scheduled to j 5175 bond O n a charge of reckless drop as low as 18 Ucurces at somn t,] r | V | n(t ""The'mercury dlppe" - '"•• ">'«l ™ •"*"-" w " s "" cd W5 a "" at some spots early this morning, costs and sentenced .0 one day in but the light snow predicted for the northern part of the state failed lo appear. Jail on charge of connection with shop Hays' Store. larceny in lifting County 4-H Champs Named Pour Mississippi Members have been County 'i-H named county charm*-ji> boys and Kirls and will represent the county at the ninth annual Arkansas 4-H Club ConKre.-s which opens Thursday in LitMe Rock. Named county champions for North Mississippi County were Robert Davis of the Gosnell club mid Elizabeth Brisfer of the Yarbro club Named champions in South Mississippi County were Pete Cox of the Dyess Club and Marilyn Lutes of the Burdettc club. County champions are decided on achievement reports of 4-H'ers during their participation In club activities. Gross Fire Extinguished The city fire department was called to me corner of Eleventh and Asli streets yesterday afternoon to extinguish a Brass fire, accnrdiiiK t Fire Chief Roy Head. No property damage was reported. Weather As Goes Hart's. . . HART'S LOCATION, N. H. tfl The first election returns In the nation today gave Democratic candidates n (1-4 edge over Republicans In this tiny mountain village In traditionally Republican New Hampshire. The polls opened seconds after midnight and closed at 12:09 a.m. at [after all 10 registered voters cast ballots. ARKANSAS — Hard freeze with lowest temperatures 18-28 tonight; generally fair and cold through Wednesday. .MISSOURI — Pair and continued cool tills afternoon and tonight with hard iree/.e over most of state again. tonight; Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer; low tonight la the 20s; high Wednesday 45-50. Maximum yflstcrd.iy—CO. Minimum tills mornlnn—27. Maximum yesterday—54. Hiinrlsi; tomorrow—43.5. Sunrise tomorrow—6:22. Sunset today—5:06. Mr-fin temperature (midway between lilKh and low)-43.5. rrcrlpltatlon last 48 hours to 7, —trace. Precipitation Jim, 1 to this date — 30.0:1. This Dale Last Year Maximum yesterday—77. Minimum this mornlnK—43. Precipitation January 1 to data — 3.S.TO.

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