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Monday, November 8, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 194 Blytheville Courier BlythevlUe Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevtUe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS No Warning Before Attack, Say US Airmen One Dead Following Shooting by Red Jet TOKYO (AP) — Tea U. S. Airmen, rescued after an attack by two Russian jet fighters, charged angrily, today that the Reds pounced without warning on a U. S. photo plane mapping northern Japan and shot it down in flames yesterday. The 10 men parachuted to safety moments before their big four-en- gined BB29 smashed into a house in northern Hokkaido, a few miles from the Russian-held urile Islands. An llth crewman drowned in the sea after bailing out. Today, in Tokyo, Capt. Anthony P. Feith, the plane's skipper, told a news conference that his plane was "never closer than 15 miles" to Russian territory. Asked why since his plane was armed he didn't return the Sire, I'eith said "I would have liked to." But he said his first thought was to complete the photo mission. Not to Be Criticized His group commander, Col. Albert Welsh, said Peith was not to be criticized. "I would compliment before I would criticize," Welsh said. Welsh said plane commanders have standing instructions "to fire if fired uponi" but added "there must have been some misunderstanding (In this case)." However, Welsh warned that attacking planes will get "a different reception in any future incidents of this kind." •Peith told newsmen he radioed for help and learned later that U.S. fighters were in the area within moments—even before all the parachutes hit the ground. In Washington, the State Department said it was protesting the incident to Moscow. In Tokyo, Gen. John B. Hull, U. S. Par "East commander, said the direction of the crippled plane's fall "completely negates" any possible Soviet claim that the plane was over Russian territory. He accused the Russians of a "piratical" " Capt. Anthony P. Peith, the RB29 captain, said his plane was "never closer than 15 miles" to Russian territory. Peith, 35, of Chester, Pa., said: "I was approximately nine miles off Hokkaido and was never closer than 15 miles to the area the Bus- See PLANE on Page 14 Peace Prospects Bright, Ike Says By MARVIN ARROWSMITH BOSTON (AP) — President Eisenhower declared today prospects for enduring peace are the brightest in years. And he again voiced hope his "atoms for peace" plan will inaugurate a "new phase" of U. S. relations with Russia. "To attain . enduring per«.' must ever be the goal of our f policy," the resident said in a speech prepared for delivery at a meeting of the National Council of Catholic Women. The chief executive sounded a call for better relations between nations on the heels of another incident straining relations — the shooting down of a V. S. Air Force photo - mapping plane by "two Russian-built MIQ-type fighters." The Air Force described the attacking planes that way in announcing the episode yesterday. It occurred Saturday off northern Japan. The State Department has pro- County's Fs, Constables Listed Election Commission Releases Township Officeholders Election results of last Tuesday's general election were certified by the Mississippi County Election Commission with the filing of the minutes of their Saturday meeting with the County clerk here Monday. Listed were newly-elected constables and justices of the peace who will take office January 1, 1955. The justices of the peace and constables and the townships in which they serve are as follows: Burdette — Hays Sullivan and Tom Callis, justices of the peace. Fletcher — A. E. Teaford ana Richard Thomas, j. p.; W. A. Wood, constable. Monroe — W. P. Hale, C. G. Alexander, Bob Greene, Malcolm Levenstein, j. p.; C. C. Cannon, const Golden Lake — R, E. L. Wilson. III. D. O Anderson, j. p.; Oscar Wilson, const. "ecan Point — Charles Friend, E. R. Childs, Sr., J. p.; N. J. Graves, const. Scott — H. C. Smith, Blythe Clark, j. p.; C. F. Elkins, const,. Carson Lake -- E. H. Burns, J. L. Tranum, j. p.; J. M. Hosford, const. Dyess — Troy Stanberry, S. A. Christman, j. p.; Troy Stanberry, const. McGavoc — Charles Felts, L C. Crawford, j. p.; A. E. Sadler, const. Little River —J. H. Lunsford, Emmett Clark, j. p.; Owen Miller, const. , .. Big Lake - W. F. Wells, J. C. Chapin, J. p.; Lee Baker, const. Bowen — W. H. Richardson, J. W. Richardson, j. p.; J. C. Pruitt, const. Neal — C. B. Gauff, Perry Defries, J. p.- Floyd Burris, const. Canadian — A. J. Harshman, Arthur Vance, j. p.; E. L. Hale, const. Hector — C. ,C. Marrs, D. Brownlee J p.' F. W. Fesmlre, const. HicKm&n - W. E. Hagen, Rex Hughes, j'. p.; Max rtay, const. Clear Lake — Ira Koonce, Vance Dlxon, ]. p.; Charles Lutts, const. Chickasawbn — P. E. Cooley, Oscar Alexander, B. A. Lynch, Rlley Jones, j. p.; Arch Lindsey, const. Whltton — A. A. Banks, R. E. Pugh, j. p.; W. I* Aycrs, const. GOP-Demo Harmony Hits Dissonant Note WASHINGTON (AP) — The postelection theme of harmony between President Eisenhower and the Democratic 84th Congress echoed some dissonant notes today in the wake of an exchange between party chairmen and new statements by Democratic leaders. Democratic National Chairman * Stephen A. Mitchell said yesterday in a statement that Vice President Nixon should "retract and apologize for his campaign excesses." If Nixon continues, Mitchell added, "I hope that the President will take the opportunity to disassociate himself from such character assassination by public disavowal." Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall replied of Mitchell's remarks: "This is in the worst possible taste and in the worst possible public interest" coming at a time whenj Hall said, responsible leaders in Congress are pledging cooperation. Ike Criticized Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas who will be majority floor leader when the Democrats organize the new Senate, in January, publicly criticized some of President Eisenhower's campaign remarks at a news conference Saturday. He also set out certain conditions for cooperation of Democratic congression- during the next two al leaders years. If the Republican administration wants Democrats to cooperate then it must lonsult with them in advance of making final decisions, hi. said. It was learned that Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California later proposed periodic conferences between Eisenhower and both Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress. "The President now has had his little fling In the political arena," Johnson said, referring to Eisenhower's campaign statement that election of a Democratic Congress might bring on "a cold war of partisan politics." Too Strong At his postelection news conference, Eisenhower said that statement was too strong for what he had in mind. Johnson said talk about a "cold war" because of the political division is ridiculous and added: "If there is a cold war, the Democrats are not going to provoke it." He declared also that "many Democrats deeply resent the charges and unjust accusations made in the last campaign." In his attack on the GDP campaign, Mitchell said that "Republican leaders, led by Vice President Nixon, spread defamations from one end of the nation to the other during the closing days of the campaign, when It became clear that the Eisenhower record was not t;ood enough to win the election. He accused Nixon of vilifying Democratic senators. Hall said Nixon had authoried him to ask Mitchell "to name the time, place or circumstances oi any 'vilification' of any senator. ' Sailor Killed In Auto Crash Accident Occurs On Highway 61 Curve At White Farm OSCEOLA—One sailor was killed and another was seriously injured when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tree at the sharp curve on Highway 61 at the Godfrey White and Sons Farm north of Osceola Saturday night. William H. Schulte, 25. was dead on arrival at the Osceola Hospital while John N. Magda, 25, driver of the car, received serious head injuries. Both men were stationed ftt the Naval Training Center, Memphis, Term. No Witnesses There were no witnesses to the accident, which occurred about 9:30 p.m., Dave Young, deputy sheriff, said, however, it appeared that the car—a 1950 Nash—went straight through the curve and smashed head-on into the tree. Both men were taken to Osceola Memorial Hospital where Magda received treatment beiire being transferred to the Naval Hospital in Memphis. Schulte's body was returned also. BOQ Building Next for BAFB Engineers Will Ask For Bids on Nov. 18 Invitations Tor bids on a bachelor officers quarters building at Blytheville Air Force Base will be asked on or about Nov. 18, Little Rock District Corps of Engineers has disclosed. Big opening has been set for about Dec. 16 with work to begin within 10 calendar days after date of letting. It is to be completed in 180 days. The building will be a two-story, wood frame building containing approximately 22,000 square feet , Asbestos cement shingles will finish the exterior wall and forced hot-water heating will be used as the building's central heating system. Re m me I Off for Europe NEW YORK UP) ~ tittle Rock Mayor Pratt Remmel left here by plane with a group of municipal administrators for a four-week tour of Western Germany. Osceola PTA's Fashion Show To Be Enlivened by Local Talent Osceola— A fashion show of a different type from the usual run of fashion shows will be staged Tuesday night at the Oweola Ele- mentray School at 7:30 with the Osceola Parent-Teachers organization sponsoring the event "Harvest of Fashions," will be the theme of the show, which will include fashions for men as well as for women and children. Mrs. Joe Applebaum Is In charge of arrangements. Miss Margaret Mofflt's dancing pupils will add a special note to the show. A jitterbug number by Lana Joe Applebaum with her escort, Victor Cox, Jr., and Lynn Mann and her dancing partner Marty Hasford, promises to be one of the highlights of the evenings' entertainment. Male Qu»rtet A barber shop quartet will feature four of Osceola's leading male singers, Billy Jo Carlisle, William Bard Edrlngt-n, Elbert Lensure and Henry Jimes Swift. Also on the tested. Elsenhower made no mention of the incident in his prepared text, but declared: "It is not paradoxi- :al in our peaceful efforts that we maintain powerful military forces. For in a world partly dominated by men who respect only guns, planes and tanks, these weapons are essential' to our survival." 12th Anniversary The President, noted he was speaking on the 12th anniversary of the landing of the first American troops North Africa during.World War II. "As we look back on that day, and on the most terrible war in human history, we again resolve that there must never be another war," Eisenhower declared. "Today the fathers and mothers of our land rejoice that the possibility of peace Is more promising than at any time In recent years. "All of us are profoundly thankful that the terrible spectre of war looms less threatlngly over all mankind." the President said the struggle for a lasting world peace must be waged through the U. N. and in every other possible way. Then he declared: "I Itnow all Americans are hopeful that our proposal for an international pool of atomic energy resources in negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union. "I deeply believe that, regardless of the Soviet decision, the cause of peace will be further as we go along with friendly notions to turn this new science to the arts of peace." The United States sent Russia a new note last Wednesday In another effort to get together on the President's atomic -pool plan. The note was in response to Soviet indications of willingness to negotiate. Needs Compassion In appealing for a better international understanding, Eisenhower said that "above all we need the religious quaJity of compassion— the ability to fee! the emotions ot others as though they were our own." He added: "If mothers in every land could teach their children to understand the homes and hopes of children in every other land- In America, in Europe, in the Near East, In Asia —the cause of peace in the world wolud Indeed be nobly served." In an obvious reference to Russia without mentioning it by name, Eisenhower said: we have seen a "In our own time vast natlon-which today threatens the family structure with in its own boundaries and fail miserably. In the attempt. "But in our land, it is larscly through the family that our national character is formed. Americans love fair play, bravery, hard w.irk. and believes in human brotherhood because American fathers and mothers by precept and example, teach these virtues to their children. "So long as these ennobling qualities are passed from generation to generation In America, our nation will remain strong and secure and great." He t said the government must "never rest in its task of serving the American home-through social security, tax relief, and through dealing with 'the growing problem of Juvenile delinquency.'" He added that to keep America strong, "our government must have a heart as well as a head." CottonEstimate Is Increased; Now 73 Million WASHINGTON I/P) — The Agriculture Department today estimated this year's government-restricted cotton crop at 13,206,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight, Tliis estimate is 695,000 bales more than last month's forecast of 12,511,000 bales. It compares also with 16,465,000 produced last year and with the 10-year 1943-52 average of 12,448,000. This year's crop was grown under rigid federal planting and marketing controls designed to prevent an Increase in large reserves accumulated from past big crops. A crop of about 12 million bales had been sought. program is a tap dance number by ' Anne Applebaum. Barbara Leasure i and Marion Beckham. [ Models for the show , will be [ Mrs. W. B. Edrington, Miss Sue Wilson. Miss Bettye Claire Bowles, Miss Carolyn Bobbins, Miss Pati Brown, Miss Melba Jones, Miss Lynn ' Edrington, David Wilson, Jim Herndon, J. E. Harrison, Bill Joe Cox, Lennie Welborn, Becky Welborn, Lee Young, Sally Edrington, Linda Leasure and Diane Welnberg. Mrs. Owen Massey will act as Commentator. Mrs. Elbert Leasure and Mrs. David Pendergrass will be pianists. Mrs. Nathan Welnberg will assist Mrs. Applebaum. Mrs. Bill Joe Edrington . Is ticket chairman. Mrs. Zeke Pollard Is in charge of publicity. Script for the show was written by Mrs. Leasure. Mr. O. M. Becfcham, Mrs. Jesse Olascoe and Mrs. Roy Cox have i charge oi the decoration*. Final Blood Test For Salk Group Wednesday has been set as the day for the third and final blood test of the second, third and fourth grade children who took the Salk anti-polio vaccines this summer, according to Mrs. Annabel Pill, county health nurse. x Only the 104 children who have participated in the two previous blood test will be tested, Mrs. Fill said. The test will be made at the county health unit. Atlantic Flight Ends PARIS UP) — San Francisco song writer Max Conrad completed his first nonstop flight across the Atlantic yesterday, landing his light two-engined i Piper Apache safely near Paris 22 hours and 23 minutes after taking off from Hev York'! Idlewlia Airport. Senate Meets to Decide MCarthy Censure Issue BROOM SALE STARTS — The annual Lions 7 o'clock. Shown above getting a head start arc Club broom sale, to help [inmme lire nro«p's sight Uofl to rluhl) L. F,. Old, P, D. Foster, Jr., Dick conservation program, begins tomorrow night at Celtic and Paul Hughes. (Courier News I'holo) As Bolsheviks Celebrate Bohlen, Malenkov Dine, Talk mln- MOSCOW (AP) — Soviet I t«ry Parade lasted only 20 mil Premier Georgi Malenkov and utcs this your, and an air shn U. S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen dined at the same table last night and talked seriously for half an hour afterwards. The occasion was a big Krcm- ^^ .„„„,., lin banquet celebrating Ihej j,. l '",| n d'"Malcn'kov, amid the hub- 37th anniversary of the Bol-i i,ub of UK- pm-ty lor 2,000 nmkinu shevik Revolution j Soviets nnd foreign diplomats, was The traditional Red Square mill-1 the first time the two hud gotten was canceled because of an over- sky.-A spceeh by Defense Minister Marshal Nikolai Bulganin avoided the usual blasts :it the Unilcd St.-iles. Tlie conversation between Boh- Senator Predicts He'll Lose Says He Won't Stop Red Hunt Regardless By ED CREAOH WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate convened in extraordinary session today to consider censuring Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis), and McCarthy himself forecasting the vote will be against him, said he nevertheless will continue his fight against communism. Predictions as to when the Ben- ate might get around to voting ranged from two weeks or osup- ward. A delay developed just before the Senate convened on the mechanics of getting down to ths Issue. The special committee which ha* recommended censure of McCarthy decided to wait until Wednesday before drafting a formal resolution of censure. Ah&ence Cauaefi Delay Chairman Watklns (R-Utah> said the decision of a delay was due to the absence of one member of the special committee, Sen. Brvin (D- NC), who remained at home because of tlie death of ov. William B. Umslead of North Carolina. ' Watklns said he would go ahead, however, and present the committee's report. It wan made public when the group decided unanimously several weeks ago that-Mo- Carthy should be censured lor contempt of a Senate subcommittee and for abusive language to an Army officer, Brig. en. Ralph W. Zwickor, who was a witness last winter before McCarthy. McCarthy's assertion that he would kcup fighting communism even if censured came just before he went tp the Senate floor. He said he would continue "fight- Ing the dirtiest fighters In the world until the Communists win or until we die." The Wisconsin senator had been presented the patriotic service medal of tht American coalition. Receives Signatures He also was presented 22 bound volumes containing over 275,000 signatures of persons in 40 states Sec MCCARTHY on Page 14 Censorship Battle Continues to Rage What began as an effort to ton a Jane Russell movie here has now evolved as a move for revilaliration of the town's censorship board as church groups have swung behind the campaign. The Rev J H Melton, pastur of tlw showing here of any movies Calvary Baptist Church, told the ] which have been banned In Mem- Courier News this mornlni! hu will i phis." present a petition Irertnna 400; lie said he linuifinctl censorship names to Superintendent of ,Si:honls| nl films will he one topic of the W B Nicholson another px-olficio I Ministerial Alliance meeting on the censor board member. In an at-1 first Monday in December, tempt to get a meeting of the board ! Hannc-il In Memphis illed. | "The French Line" Is one of No Meelinj; , m;my moving pictures which have Thus far, there has been no j i,,.,. n forbidden to be shown in meeting of the board which is set Memphis. up by a hitherto unpublicized ordi- Mr, Nicholson, like all other nance. . j members of the board, who hold Meanwhile, the Jane Russell pic-[their positions by virtue of being lure "The French Line ' was in] officeholders in various churches Its second day ol exhibition at the) and civic groups, was surprised to Mox Theater. I learn he was a member of the In- But the Rev. Mr. Melton pointed out that his campaign Is now tak active censor board. uui umi. INK uiiinii.iiK.i ..i »» "I have been advised that as suing on the form of a battle to (jell perintendcnt of schools I am a censorship for all future Blytheville | mcmljcr of the board, but that's movies. (about all I know about this sltua- "If we are unsuccessful .In our tlon. I don't know of any authority :florts to get this hoard to meet, I r have to call a meeting of the we probably will return to City Council with the problem of censorship," he stated. Would Adopt Memphis Cnilc Other comments this morning Included one from the president of Blythcvllle's Ministerial Alliance, who said he thought pictures ruled unfit for Memphis audiences shouldn't be shown In niythcvlllc. Dr. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, pointed, out that ho couldn't spcnk for the Alliance, but predicted "we will try to get some action to prohibit I ported. Superintendent Nicholson said. Any three members may call a meeting of the board, according to the ordinance. 50 Convicts Escape NAHA. Okanawa I/PI -• Fitly or more Oklnawans escaped from Naha Penitentiary during a wild riot by some 850 convicts last night and at least 37 prisoners still were at larec tonight, a U. S. official re- together .since Stalin's death. Questioned Inter by reporters, the American envoy gave uo Illnl what they talked Ubout. He sale only: "No bil.slne.s.s was transacted." An hour-long talk thiit Malenkov and Communist Party Secretary Nlkltii Khrushchev had with Yugoslav Ambassador Dobrlvoje Vitlic a little later .stirred almost as much curiosity us the Bohlcn-Miil- enkov talk. Earlier anniversary .speeches by Soviet leaders hud hinted at a revival of friendship with Yuboslavia, the only Communist country outside the Soviet bloc Two Day Affair The gain dinner party, In the Kremlin's ornate St. George Hall, wound up a two-day celebration of Russia's biggest holiday. Bohlen .sat with ?7 other guests at the main table. Included were the members of the Soviet Prcsid- ium nnd the British, French, Indian. Burrne.sp. Indonesian. Polish and Communist Chinese ambassadors and their wive.s. Five hundred others ate from buffet tables around the hall, and the feast wa.s spread In a .series of other rooms. The honored guc-sts raised their wine and vod'ca in 15 formal loa.sls while an Intrigued, eavesdropping throng hovered about their table. Foreign Minister V. M. Mololov, smiling host at the affair, proposed that "both Soviet and American diplomats .should strive for better understanding between our two countries." Bohlen complimented Molotov as the "most experienced diplomat in this room" and drank to his "next visit to Washington." The American envoy then leaned back in bis chair and pointed out to reporters that this actually was not an Invitation. Molotov told French Ambassador Luis Joux that he wanted to drink Sec RUSSIA on Page 14 Highway 158 Work Slated Gravel fro Be Placed West of Luxora The State Highway Commission today announceeci authorization for the placing of additional gravel surfacing of State Highway 158 which runs from Luxora west to Victoria. The surfacing work will cover approximately 12.B miles of the road at an approximate cost of $14,000. In announcing the authorization, the Highway Commission announced that the surfacing work vouki start In the near future, A similar authorization has been made for the same type surfacing in Mississippi and Crittenden Counties on Highway 77 from Hif, r h- | way 14 to U. S. Highway 61, a dis- i tancc of approximately 14.5 miles, 'at an estimated cost of $44,000. Advertisements will be placed at :in early date for purchase of materials for the jobs. After bids are received and contracts let the ac- 1 tua) work will be done by the district maintenance crews under the supervision of G. E. Nunnally, district superintendent. Court Upholds Missco Verdict Arkansas Supreme Court this morning affirmed a $700 Judgement, awarded Ralph E. Wilson of Osce- oln ugalnsl Louise Moore. The judgment was appealed from Osceola District of Mississippi County Circuit Court. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; no important change in temperature. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon and tonight and north portion Tuesday; partly cloudy south Tuesday; not quite as warm northeast and extreme east tonight and Tuesday. Minimum Sunday—10, Maximum Saturday—69. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunrise tomorrow—6:28. Sunset tortny—5:01. Mean temperaturu (midway between high and lowl—59,5. Precipitation last 43 hours to 7 A.m. —none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 30.23. This Dxte Lasl Year Maximum yesterday—49. Minimum this morning—32. Precipitation January \ to date — W.70.

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