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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 193 Blytheville Courier Blyttieville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1954 EIGHT PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Chicks Crush Messick by 35-13 Score Memphians Can't Match Ferocity of Local Attack By GEORGE CLARK (Courier News Sports Editor) Blytheville's Chickasaws wrapped up their second consecutive undefeated and untied home football season in a neat package at Haley Field last night as they lowered the boom on a pack of Messick Panthers from Memphis to the tune of 35-13. Getting the jump on the Panthers at the start, the Chicks scored almost at will as they hung up their seventh win of the season and their third in a row. . Best Show It was by far their best offensive showing of the season as they moved over the ground for 346 yards and added 69 more overhead in four UN Atomic Resolution Completed Measure Seeks Endorsement Of Ike's Plan UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Western representatives today put final touches on a resolution seeking U. N. endorsement for President Eisenhower's plan, for peaceful sharing of atomic energy as diplomats anxiously awaited Russia's reaction to the program. The resolution—for submission to the U.N.'s fiO-Nation Political Committee—was drafted last night by seven' Western nations which have been negotiating on atomic energy- It is expected to ask: 1. Pull U.N. cooperation in developing the international use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. 2. The U.N. to call an international scientific .conference next year to discuss the possibilities of ai. atomic agency. 3. The conference to advise the U.N. on progress made towards peaceful atomic production by nations who have developed nuclear energy or have uranium resources. A U.S. spokesman said the resolution was written by the United States, Britain, Prance, Canada, Australia, Belgium and South Africa. He said presentation of '.he document was being held up until some receive authorisation from their governments to c o-sponsor it. The atomic debnte got off to a quick start yesterday with an outline of the Eisenhower plan by U.S. Chief Delegate Henry Cflbot Lodge Jr.. and endorsements by Britain and Canada. But the discussion slacked off as everyone wailed to see what the Russians would do. U.N. sources said if the Russians delay their reply, the political committee may have to turn to some other item on its crowded agenda and come back to the atomic issue later. The main question appears to be whether Russia will insist on outlawing ail nuclear weapons as a premise to taking part in any international atomic pool. The Russians recently reversed their stand on this by agreeing to out of six pass completions for a grand offensive total of 415 yards, the most yardage picked up in a single game this year. And to add to the brilliant offensive showing, Kenneth Fisher, the Chicks' kicking wizard, ran his string of consecutive point after touchdowns kicks to 17 as he got all five. He has missed but once all year. Good Field, Too But it wasn't all offense. Not by a long shot. Blytheville's big forward wall, led by guard Jodie Hal!, tackles Allen Shanks and John Pong, stopped the Panthers cold, allowing them but 119 yards along the ground and all but 60 yards of this came in the second half against the reserves. The Chicks' blocking and tackling was crisp and the sound of popping leather was drowned out only by the grunts of recipients of the Chicks' well-placed shoulder pads Everybody Plays Every member of the Chicks' 40- man squad saw service in the runaway. Coach Russ Mosley started clearing his bench midway Hi the third period as he tried to nold the score down with the third stringers seeing practically all the action in the fourth quarter. On all but two occasions, the Chicks scored every-time they got the ball during the first three periods nnd only once while the regulars were on the field were they lorced to punt. Messick fielded a big team but It appeared to lack sadly In football know-how. \ However .a fumble on the very first play of the game sat the Panthers back on their heels and'they were never able to fully recover in the face of the Chicks' on-rushing defenders. Co-Captain Danny Edgmon was the Chicks' offensive leader of the night as he barrelled for 134 yards in eight curries and three touchdowns, all in the first half. Alters Over JOO Mark And while Danny was fattening up his yards per carry average, the remainder of the Chicks' starting backficld were getting their share. Little Freddy Akers turned in his best performance of the year getting 114 yards in 13 tries, Abbott ran but seven times but be picked up 36, Fisher bulled his j way lor 24 yards in six jaunts and lobby Jones, who again mixed the 1 well with the Notre Dame box, j got nine yards in two tries. But one o fthe most satisfying factors of the game was the end Play. Drane Adams and Chuck Langston, who started at the flanks, turned in top performances as did subs Freddy Hodge. Jimmy Earls. Freddy Rounsavall and Jimmy Bratcher. Kdgnion Scores The Chicks lost no time in get- tins stnrted. Guard Jodie Hal! Sec TRIBE Pitge 5 ALTKUSA ORGANIZED HERE — Eighteen charter members and many other guests were on hand in Blytheville's Hotel Noble last night for the organizational meeting of the Blytheville Altrusa Club. Pictured above are (seated) Mrs. Anabel Pill, board member; Mrs. Clara Martin, presi- dent: and Mrs. Nell Gordon, vice-president; (standing) Mrs. Ben Mays, board member; Mrs. Josephine Rollison, treasurer; Mrs. Betty Riules, secretary, and Miss Willie Stephens, who cnme here to organize the group. (Courier Nuws 1'hoto) On hand to handle last night's installation and organizational procedures were members of the Crittenden County Altrusa Club. Other guests included City At- torney and Mrs. Elbert Johnson. Mr. Johnson represented Mayor E. R. Jackson, who was out of town. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. w- R. Lstwshe, Mr. and Mrs Tolcr Buchanan und Mrs. Ben Harpole, rcpresentinR R o I a r y, Lions and Blylheville's Junior Auxiliary respectively. Eleventh-Hour Effort Made To Halt Jane Russell Film Eleventh-hour efforts to get the Jane Russel picture, "French Line," banned in .Blytheville were still under way today despite a reluctance on the part of some members of the town's re-discovered censorship board. The Rev. J. H. Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and leader of the drive to prevent showing of the film here, said today he is still endeavoring to get the board to meet a,nd view the movie before it opens for public showing at the Mox Theatre tomorrow for the first of a four-day run. An ordinance has been discovered which sets very plainly the provisions of a board of censors in the city and defines its rather broad powers. Actually, censoring of a movie or play in Blytheville is a simple thing, It'wfiS discovered later yesterday afternoon. A city ordinance sets up a perpetual censorship board with all members serving in ex-officio capacities. Members Members are chairmen of the boards of First Methodist. First Baptist, St. Stephen's Episcopal. First Christian and First Presbyterian churches, president of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, Woman's Club president, superintendent of schools and secretary of the Red Cross. Membership came as news to practically ail the persons named above. City Attorney Elbert,S. Johnson, wlio uncovered the ordinance, said that W. J. Pollard had no comment to make in connection with the board and evidently doesn't intend to be active in any of the board's'censorship Moves, should such be forthcoming. Other board members in off Ihe record remarks expressed varying degrees of reluctance to sit in judgment of the picture. Way Han Movie According to the ordinance, the board must merely ask for a private showing and then either approve or disapprove the movie, * or any other sort of public exhibition. The board, the oi;iliimm:e status, may see the movie privately upon request, It, is required to call a meeting upon petition of 20 voters. The Rev. Melton says he has many more signalurrs thnn Unit to petitions requesting banning of the movie. If the board disapprove/; of the movie, it may -simply order it not shown. If the order is defied, a fine of up to S50 and revocation of license Is provided as a penalty. The later would mean end of operation In the city for a movie manager for the period of revocation. Any three members of the board may call a meeting of Ihe group. Preparations Made For Censure Session WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders planned last- minute talks today on procedure for the Senate's special session amid predictions a final vote on whether to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) will come in a week or two. meanwhile were reported arranging strategy -meetings with senators friendly to his cause. McCarthy lias said he plans a detailed presentation of his side of the case for the benefit of the public, but has declined to call it a defense. The Wisconsin Republican has predicted the Senate will vote to censure him at the sessiin starting Sheppard Trial Judge Hits Defense Group By WILLIAM NEWKIKK CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge's threat of a six-day : week for Ihe Sheppard murder trial faced defense lawyers nr-totiatc for a step by step re- [ ( Oc | a ,, | )c cause of their long cross examination of the state's d u c 11 o n of convcutioi-al arma-: - J - ° ments. wjlh a ban on nuclear we*- pons at the halfwa> point. Hooligans Hit Poland Again VIENNA, Austria tfft— Teen-age "hooligans" have wrecked the largest movie theater in Breslau in the latest episode of this kind to. be reported from Communist Poland. Warsaw newspapers arriving here today said the hooligans—the Communist term for rowdies—started a fight with another group led by a local track star. Two men were injured and the theater wrecked before police arrived. Polish newspapers have complained almost continuously for the past six months against teen-age violence. Weapons, Traffic Charges Are Heard In three cases brought before Municipal Court this morning, Will Alexander Was fined $100 and cost and sentenced to 24 hours in jail on a charge of driving while in- toxica.ted while Ray Harrington forfeited $11.75 bond on a similar charge. John Henry Barnes forfeited $61.75 bond on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. As the third week of the trial closed yesterday, Defense Atty. William J. Corrignn still was doggedly questioning Deputy Coroner Lester Artel.son, who had been on the witness stand all day. And the attorney said he .would need at least another hour Monday to complete his cross examination of the witness. Judge Edward B 1 y t h i n announced that if the pace of the trial continued to be slow, he might start holding Saturday sessions. Court sources later said the six- day court week is never popular with either lawyers or jurors. The grueling session yesterday appeared to be just about as hard on the defendant, osteopath Samuel H. Sheppard, as on the witness. Sheppard, accuse^ of clubbing his pregnant wife to death last July 4 after an affair with a pretty hospital technician, fought hard for control as some of the more gruesome details of the slaying were discussed: While Corrigan was questioning Adelson about the wounds found on the battered head of Marilyn Sheppard, tbe defendant gripped his hands, bit his lip and closed his eyes tightly. His mouth quivered as the attorney used such terms as "splintered bones," "split skull" and "layers of bone." The jurors divided their attention between the witness on tfce McCarthy and his staff members. Monday, saying only a few mem- — V - :1 ~ l --' ber.s of the 96-ma n "jury" will go into the proceedings with an open mind. With the opening date only three days away, Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas ilcw into Washington last night for a Saturday conference with Senate Majority Leader Knowland of California on what order of procedure to follow. Time and place of the meeting were not announced. Staff Recalled One main .subject Knowland and Johnson were expected to take up is whether they cnn set the early target date some senatois are asking for a showdown vote on the censure Issue. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, told reporters "I personally will be disappointed if it (the special session! lasts more than a week." He said the Senate Is reconvening to do "one specific, thing"—dispose of a special committee's report recommending that McCarthy should be censured on three counts. Sen. Flanders (R-VU, Who in- stand and the defendant. Once, several turned their heads away quickly as Sheppard looked up and faced them with misery in his eyes. Corrigan, whose relentless ques- itiatcd the censure niove v told re- tinning hammered Adelson into | porters "I will arise and protest" making nervous and somewhat defiant answers, tried to discredit the autopsy the deputy coroner made of the body. if Senate members interrupt the proceedings with speeches on other subjects, "this is serious business and the Senate should give ft The lawyer lold, a reporter later: \ undivided attention," he said, al" " ' "The police and these people from the coroner's office simply went out to that Sheppard) hou.se and decided that Sam Sheppard killed his wife. After that, they never made an attempt to see if anyone else did it." Corrigan got Adelson to concede the coroner's office made only a microscopic test to determine whether the victim had been raped, and did not make a chemical- examination. The lawyer pointed out a certain pattern in the head wounds that killed the osteopath's wife, suggesting that a pronged weapon like a rake could have been the weapon. Shepard has insisted his wife wa.s killed by o bushy-haired man who knocked him unconscious when he went to her aid. During recesses yesterday, the defendant spent much of his time reading a book. The book was "Meditations from a Prison Cell," by F. Odin Stock well. though he acknowledged that any senator may speak on any sjbect he pleases. Flanders estimated It would not take more than two weeks to get a vote on censure. Knowland already has announced he and Johnson have agreed tentatively that the Senate should not try to act at the special session on legislative matters. Sen. Watklns ' R-Utah;, who headed the committee of three Republican and three Democrats which recommended censure, called the group's special staff back to Washington to help him prepare for the special session. Watkias and Sen. Case (R-SD), secretary of the committee, are to meet with the staff during the day to perfect the resolution they will hand the Senate Monday calling for an official reprimand for McCarthy on these three counts: , That McCarthy Ui was In con- 8w McMAKTHV Faf* • ' Mental Patient Confesses Sex Slaying oi Nurse Body of Assaulted Student Found In Laboratory KALAMAZOO, Mirh. W- state police .said loriay n p:HirtH at Ihe Kalamazno State Mental Hospital had confessed the KPX slaying of 21-ycar-okl mmse Marily Kraai last night. The patient is Loui.s Maurice Smith, 18. committed l.o (he hrwpi- lul from Parchment, a Kahunnxoo suburb. Detective Chief Victor Rock said Smith confessed before taking a scheduled lit; detector te.sl,. Hospital workers found the body of Marilyn Kraiii in the locked hydrotherapy laboratory of the ho.s- pital administration building after a search, started when .she failed to meet other nurses for .supper. Coroner Horace Cobb snid the tall, blonde nurse had been criminally assaulted and then .strangled with a red, hospital issue necktie. Most of the girl's clothing had been ripped off, but slate police said there were no .signs of a .struggle in the laboratory where her body was tound. The only outward sign of violence was the girl's bruised throat. Police .said a hospital employe and a patient have boon taken into custody for que.stioning. Both may take lie detector le.sts today. Davies Firing May Start Big Public Controversy Diplomat Not FoundDisloyal, Dulles States liy JOHN M. HIGIITOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The security firing of veteran dip lomat Paton Davies, Jr., on grounds of "lack of judgment, discreption and reliability" threatened today to become a new center of public controversy. Secretary of State Dulles, announcing the immediate dismissal of 11 key figure in the 10-year-old dispute over America's China policy, snld yesterday he was affirming the unanimous findings of special five-man security board. Dulles said neither he nor the panel found Dnvies "disloyal In the sense of having any Communist affinity" or that he "consciously helped" an enemy of this country. Dulles announced he had decided with the board that, "U\e continued employment of Mr. Davies is not clearly consistent with the Interests oi notional security." Won't Content Decision Davie-s, who had been cleared seven times under the Truman administration, announced he would no. contest the decision. But he declared in a statement he did not feel there were "adequate grounds" for it. OnvieK had been in the diplomatic service 23 years, much of the time in China. He got the wovd of hln dismissal in a personal talk with Dulles and shortly before a public announcement. The announcement did not say on what specific points In Dnvles' record the decision against him was based. State Department officials wefe unable to say what elfect the mlasn! would have on Davies' tlrcment benefits, but the New York Tiinos said tie losea those benefits which lie otherwise could have col lected In less than four yenrs. Davies, 48, has been a diplomatic and political storm center for yenrs because during the latter .stages of World War If he urged that the United States take firm steps to "revitalise" Nationalist China's Kiinmlntant'. State Departmenl records already published show that Dnvles said such a revitalized party could be a ".significant force" In a coalition government with the Communists— a measure designed to forestall outright Red conquest. "Reform" Sought If Chiang Kai-shek's party could nol be "reformed," .Davies said, the United States should consider trying to win cooperation from the Chinese Reds. Diivles has been criticized by those who claim U.S. officials did not do enough to help the struggling Chiang regime while It still wiis on the mainland and that this contributed to the Red victory there Laut year. Sen. McCarthy (H-Wis) .snld Ihe Elsenhower administration ".struck out" by not firing Davies The possibility of further controversy In the Davies affair arises from several factors: 1. Diivics said he had asked Dulles to make public "the whole record on my case, Including my 1051) recommendations that we seek a preventive showdown with the Soviet Union." This was the first hint that lie had made such a proposal. 2. It appeared probable that the Foreign Service Journal, a magazine published by foreign service officers, would also ask publication of the record on the ground that the Dulles announcement yesterday did not make the Issues clear for the future guidance of U.S. diplomats. Also asking publication was former Ambassador George F. Kennan, whom Dulles retired la-st year In conseque :nce of differences over policy. Kennan called Davies' dismissal "ill advised." 3. Democratic party leaders, returning to power in the next Con; grcs.<;, nave indicated they intend to I investigate security firings If the Ho.spi.al officials said a nn« of | levies dismissal (alls Into that cat, keys known to be in Miss Kraal's j c K° r y- ^__ possession yesterday also was ~~" missing. The keys gave access to several hospital laboratories and wards. Police said her a.ssailant inny have taken the keys and then locked the girl in the laboratory to prevent early discovery of her body. Rlley Stewart, Kalamaoo police detective, theorized Miss Kraai may have gone to the laboratory to pick up something she forgot. Her assailant apparently K nibbed her by the throat and forced her into the laboratory, ho .said. Hospital employes told police they heard no screams or indications of a struggle, Hospital Safety Director Charles Mindcman ordered a scorch for Miss Kraal when three fellow stu-, dent nurses said she failed to meet Set SLAYING Negro Dies In Parked Car A Negro man, Hlckman Dlclt- man. 75, died while sitting In a parked automobile on the 400 block on Ash Street this morning, waiting to go to the fields to pick cotton, according to the sheriff's office. It appeared the man died of natural causes, it was reported. After eating breakfast at a cafe on Ash Street he got Into the car to await departure to a farm where he was to pick cotton. The .sheriff's office was notified about 7:15 a. m. that he died a few minutes after getting into the vehicle. The body was taken to Canton Funeral Horn*, , Senators Agree New Congress, Ike Can Work We// Together WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate veterans of opposing parties agreed today that President Eisenhower, a Republican, and the new Democratic Congress should be able to work harmoniously the next two years. Sea. Russell of Georgia, one of the several Southern Democrats In line for Important . committee chairmanships when his party takes over, sounded this theme In discussing prospects for legislation under the new 84th Congress. "Of course there will be some differences,'" he said In an Interview, bxit the Democrats will give Elsenhower "fair consideration on his legislative proposals even though we may have some ol our own to offer." Alken Optomlstic Sen. Alken of Vermont, Republican chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee In the last Congress, seemed $qually optimistic In telling a reporter: "We had n pretty good record In the 83rd Congress and I think there's a, good chunce of improving It in the 84th." The two legislators .spoke after the new post-election harmony wave yesterday had surged forward at least for the time being, on two fronts. In Washington, Eisenhower called congressional leaders of both parties to a Nov, 17 conference on foreign policy. Senate Majority Leader Knowland of Cali- fornla satd after a White House conference the President was eager to get on "cordial and constructive" working terms with the Democrats. Raj-burn, Johnson to Meet In Bonhanv Tex., Democratic Leaders Rep. Sam Rayburn and. Sen. Lyndon Johnson held a 15- mim^te meeting in Rayburn's law office. Johnson said afterwards the maintain a united country rather than to have constant bickering among different groups." Rayburn said cooperation "will depend quite a bit" on the administration's attitude—"if they want to go along with us tbe Democratic House will gr» full force on all measures for the benefit of the country." Both made It plain, however, that they will oppose the administration where they think necessary nnd that they don't like what Rayburn snld was Republican speechmakers' labeling of the entire Democratic party as "pinks" and "leftwlngers." Rnyburn will be speaker of the House when the new Congress organizes in January. Johnson, also a Texan, Is slated to succeed, Knowlnnd as Senate majority leader. More Top Officials Called in D-Y Case WASHINGTON (AP) — More top government officials were called today to testify in support of the controversial Dixon-Yates plan to feed private power into the lines 'of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Rep. Cole tR-NY), chairman of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, punned the group's study of the proposed contract with an unusual Saturday session. Recalled for additional testimony in the third day of public hearings were Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission and K. D. Nichols, AEC's general manager, New witnesses summoned were Herbert D. Vogcl, recently appointed TVA board chairman, and Frank H. Weltxel, acting comptroller-general. Gore Testifies Cole told a reporter he hopes Caruthersville Court Hears Varied Cases By SONNY SANDERS CAIIUTHERSVILLE — Chester Smith was brought before Magistral Court here Thursday on n charge of felonious assault filed Nov. 2 and was bound over to the Circuit Court. Smith was given his preliminary hearing and the eveldcnco was believed sufficient for him to be bound over. Bond was set at $1,000 but he did not make bond and Is being held in the Pcmlscot County Jail. R. T. Harris and Casey McGec were bound over to Circuit Court following their preliminary hearing on a charge of robbery. They each made *500 bond. Herdls Giles, charged with felonious assault* waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court. Roosevelt White, accused grand larceny, was dismissed the state, James Knight, also charged with grand larceny, was discharged after the evidence had been heard. The cases of J. B. French, charged with forgery, and Oscar Almeida, accused of seduction of a female, were passed. The preliminary hearing for Marlon D, Johnson was continued to next Thursday. Johnson Is charged with robbery. Only a few minor violations were on the rather light docket. November 11 Veterans Day Blytheville merchants are urged to fly their flag* on Nov. 11, which has been designated as Veterans Day by Oov. Francis Cherry. Notification of the .setting aside of the day was received by Gilbert Mann, Dud Cuon Post American Legion Commander. The day will honor veteran* of all warm Mr. Mann itatcd. to finish with government witnesses today, then go on to hear opposition testimony next week. Ono bitter foe of the Dixon-Yates proposal, Sen. Gore (D-Tenn), testified yesterday. Another critic, Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn), said today President Eisenhower could show his willingness to work with the Democrats who will control the 84th Congress by withdrawing the Dixon-Yates contract. He suggested the President "tear up the contract and start all over from scratch." The Dlxon-Yatcs proposal, center of a 13-day senate debate last July nnd a bitter issue in a number of congressional campaigns, provides for construction of a 107-mil- Hon-tlollRv private power plant in Arkansas to supply fiOO.QOO kilowatts of energy to TVA at Memphis. Tliis power, which would be used to serve TVA customers in the Memphis area, would replace a like amount of energy TVA sup- pliee.s to atomic plants at Paducah, Ky., and Oak Ridge. Sharp Exchange Critics contend the proposal would cost the government over four million dollars a year more than If TVA built Its own new power plant. They say the plan is an attack on TVA. Supporters say it is the best way to get the needed power. Yesterday's session brought sharp disagreement between Cole and Gore about the ability of Congress to kill the contract which P r e s i dent Eisenhower ordered AEC to negotiate. After Gore urged the committee "not to deny the whole Congress the opportunity to consider the contract," Cole declared, "there is nothing Congress can do to stop it." Another witness at yesterday's session, Chairman Jerome K. Kuykendall of the Federal Power Commission, revealed that FPC approved the contract 4-1 despite opposition from at least two of its staff officials. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight, a little wanner Sunday. MISSOURI—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; warmer this afternoon; little change in temperature tonight and Sunday. Minimum this morning—35, Maximum yeatordfiy—58. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:26. Sunset todfty—5:02. Mean lempurftUjvc (mUlway between high nnd low)—46.5. Prcclplinllon last 2H hours to 7 a.m. — none. Prcclpltntlon Jan, I to this date — This Date Lust Year Maximum yesterday—35, Minimum ttUB morning—78. Precipitation January 1 to dat« — W.70.