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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 197 Blythevtlle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUte Daily Newi Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Block and Tackle Pays Off for Chicks Again #* # * * ¥ * * And Newport Falls by 39-14 Score NEWPORT — Using a combination of unbeatable single-wing characteristics, hard blocking, bard tackling and bard running, Blytheville's Chickasaws smeared taint all over the District I1AA championship trophy here last night as they clobbered Newport's Greyhounds 39-14 in their final outing, of the 1954 season. The Greyhounds, pre-season choice as the kingpins of the District IIAA race, were unable to cope with the hard-hitting Chicks who wanted this game and got it with a linimum of trouble. Newport, by virtue of the Chicks' unwillingness to particiapte for the district "paper championship," in all probability will go on the records as the 1954 District 2 titleholder but the Chicks left no doubts in their minds as to who the kingpins of the district are. They hit the 'Hounds with everything in the book as they walked off with their eighth win of the season against a single loss. Edgmon Paced Attack It was a near perfect night foi the Chicks. They executed their plays beautifully, blocked as they haven't blocked all season and had the Greyhounds' alleged "dream backfield" a mite gun shy before the second quarter came to its end Co-Captain Danny Edgmon, play h;j his final game for the Maroon and White, paced the Chicks to the victory. Running like a warhorse, Edgmon churned his powerful knees for three touchdowns to leac Dixon-Yates Deal To 84th Congress? Atomic Energy Group Set For Windup Hearing Today WASHINGTON (AP) — Atomic Energy Committee members gathered for a windup public session on the Dixon-Yates contract today amid fresh signs the dispute over the private power project will boil over into the new 84th Congress. Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY), chairman of the Senate-House group, said he hoped to finish open hearings on the contract, finally signed yesterday, wjth further testimony from top Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) officials. Tomorrow, he said, the legislators may be called into Closed session to decide whether to grant a quick go-ahead on the project as P r e s 1 dent Eisenhower has asked. . , Strauss on Stand On tap for questioning today were AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss, AEC General Manager K. D. Nichols, acting Comptroller General Frank H. Weitzel and R. W. Cook, the AEC's acting assistant general manager for manufacturing. Cook signed the contract for the AEC yesterday after the comis- sioners approved it 3-0 with some last-minute changes aimed at making its terms more favorable to the government, Signing for the private utility, the Mississippi Valley Generating Co., was Edgar H. Dixon, whose Middle South Utilities Inc. and the Southern Co., headed by E. A. Yates, created Mississippi Valley to carry out the contract. Dixon and Yates said in a joint statement they had entered into the contract at the suggestion of the administration, and that '.the possible earnings are too small to make it attractive as a usual business venture." * Sell to TVA , Under the contract, Dixon-Yates would build a lOT-million-dollar steam plant at West Memphis, Ark., whose output would go into Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) public power lines to replace electricity TVA Is supplying to atomic plants. The AEC would pa about 20 million dollars a ear for the power, with the contract to run 25 years and 20 years beyond that if the government wishes. Administration supporters say the contract is a fair, economical way of getting needed power without over-expanding the gtvernment run TVA. Opponents, mostly Democrats, have called it a "giveaway" and a step to cripple TVA. Ceiling Announced changes in the contract yesterday included a provision for a $600,000-a-year ceiling on Dixon-Yates earnings and a stipu- See CONGRESS on Page 12 Paps Pull Off A 20-14 Surprise They Stop West Memphis' Two-Year Win Streak WEST MEMPHIS — Coming from behind on some beautiful passing and running, Blytheville's Papooses snapped the West Memphis' juniors winning streak here last night, handing the Junior Blue Devils a 20-14 setback, their first in two seasons of play. Paced by fullback Robert Pulley. w':o scored two of Blytheville's three touchdowns, the Paps won the game on fine come-fvom-behind play. After spotting West Memphis seven points in the first period, the visiting Paps rallied to knot the score late in the period on a 10 yard plunge by Pulley that.was set up by a series of pass completions bj quarterback Charles Coalter Coalter plunged for the extra point. 37-Yard Run West Memphis went ahead again n the second period when Stanle% Martin rambled 37 yards for hi second touchdown of the night. The extra point try was good. But the Paps recovered a fumble on the West Memphis 31 later in the quarter and Coalter passed to lalfback Ed Moore for the touci I down to pull within one point ol West Memphis at the half. The winning touchdown came in the fourth quarter with Pulley going 48 yards to get the counter and Coalter plunging for the extra point. The victory was the Paps' sixth of the season against two losses and it closed their 1954 season. the scoring and was the Tribe's biggest ground gainer as he stepped of." 120 yards in 11 carries. And Edgmon hnd plenty of help. Kenneth Fisher, also a senior, and Charles Abbott came in for their share of the offensive honors Fisher bulled his way for a net gain of 75 yards in 18 carries and two touchdowns and Abbott, playing left halfback for the injured Freddie Akers, picked up 64 yards in nine carries, scored one touchdown and set up two others. Line Play Tops But the real credit goes to Blytheville's linemen. It was the line play that spelled the big difference between the two teams. • The expertly-conditioned Chick forwards tore huge holes in the G.^yhounds' forward wall for Blytheville's backs to barrel t'irough. And defensively they were superb, allowing the Greyhounds' highly-touted offense but precious little yardage. Newport garnered but 133'yards through rushing all night and nearly half of this came in the fourth quarter after Chick reserves had taken over. To single out any individual de- lensive stars of the nights-would be nigh impossible. The entire forward wall played a bang-up ball game and the secondary defense was equally good. Bulldogs Tamed The Chicks' blocking was the best of ttv; season. r £ime after time, Chicks backs found themselves all alone on the touchdown trail as the Tribe's deadly blocking had the field cluttered with orange- clad Greyhounds. But even in defeat, Newport was not without its slickouts. Earl Rawlings, a speedy 150-pound sophomore who opera ted at left half, the Greyhounds' chief offen-' sive threat. He led Newport's ground gain-1 ingiiwith 86 yards in 12 carries mid was the only one who could go against the Blytheville regulars. Lloyd (bulldog) Woodman, the boy about whom the Chicks heard ,he most in pre-gnme talk, was iclcl to a measly 25 yards. FAMOUS NAME ENTERS AIR FORCE — A 17-year-old lad With the most famous name in World War I, Alvin C. York (right), walked in to the Air Force recruiting -office in City Hall here yesterday and began proceedings with Master Sgt. J, w. Blaylock (left) to enlist. Though a native of Missouri, York has lived for the past several year in Tennessee, home state of his almost-legendary namesake of World War I fame. ' In recent months he has made his home with his sister, Mrs. Lewis Freeman of Calumet. Alvin doesn't know whether he was named 1'or the famous Sgt. York or not However, he said, he did know that his middle name, Claude, came from his maternal grandfather. Council to Get Comics Code PTA City Council Approves Regulations on Publications Blytheville's City Council of Parent-Teacher Association has mapped out plans to lake its comic book fight to Cit ouncil — probably at the Nov. 23 meeting of the group. Council The PTA yesterday* . And the Greyhounds showed the Chicks a fine defensive tackle in 105-pound Billy Co7npton who sub- narined his way into the Blytheville backfield on numerous occasions to stop Chick runners with beautiful shoe-string 1 tackles. Old Plays .Work The Chicks used two of the oldest ilays in the book, the statue of See CHICKS on- Page 6 Lad, Polio Victim, Thinks His Police Dog Is in Blyibeville By GEORGE ANDERSON Jouric News Staff Writer Anybody seen a big German po- much to find out where "Plash" now so he can bring his son see him. lice dog named "Plash"? • He doesn't want the dog back. If so, you could do a Memphis I In the letter he said, "My son youngster just recovering from] Frederick, the one who has just poliq a great favor by letting us know. A. request for information about the dog came to us from J. O. Cunningham of Memphis, by way of B. F. Brogdon of Blytheville. In a letter to Mr. Brogdon, passed on to us, Mr. Cunningham had polio, is just crazy ,o see this dog again, and I wonder if you would ask around Blytheville and possibly ask one of your friends on the newspaper If they would keep their eyes open to see if they could find out where this dog is. There is no question about getting the explains the situation surrounding I dog back, because I made it very the dog and his son, Frederick's! desrie to see "Flash" again. Here is the story as we understand it: A year ago the Cunninghams, who then owned "Flash" decided that hew as too big and boisterous for their family and so gave the dog to a Dr. Lovvorn, Memphis veterinarian who operates an animal hospital. Later the dog came into the possession of a soldier from Blytheville whom Dr. Lovvorn is unable to Identfy. All that Is known IB that the soldier said he Intended to give the dog to his father, a night watchman in Blytheville. Where's Flash Mr. OuiuUngh*m would Ufet vary clear that he is Just too much dog for our family, but it would be nice If I could locate the dog and take Frederick up to see it." The dog has one identifying mark — he lost the tip off of one ear, Mr. Cunningham says. There Is at least one German police dog in Blytheville named "Flash" which should not be confused with the dog being sought by the Cunninghams. This is one owned by Paul Lloyd of 1512 Hearn. The Lloyds' "Flash" has been raised by them since It was a pup two years ago. Well, that's the story. Know anything about the Memphis "Flash"? II you do, five m a, ring. ' H K A I) S CAMPAIGN' — Alvin Huffman, Jr.. Jast night was named fund campaign chairman of the 1955 Red Cross fund drive lor Chick a .saw bii District. The appointment was mader by Chapter President Siegbert Jie.del at a regular meeting of, the executive board. (Courier News Photo) adopted the Santa Barbara, Calif. 'comic bnok code" and intends to present it to the City Council fov .ction. Probably acting as spokesman for the group will be Elementary School Supervisor Winnie Virgil Turner who has spearheaded the drive on obscene and horror literature. Here is the code as adopted by the PTA Council yesterday: Sexy, wanton comics should unt be sold. No drawing- should show a female indecently or unduly exposed and hi no event more nude than a bathing .suit commonly worn in the United States. 2. Crime should not be presented in such a way as to throw sympathy against law ami justice or to inspire others with the desire for imitation. No comics shall show the do lulls and methods of crime committed by a youth. Po j liccmcn, judges, Government of- fiinls and respected institutions should not be portrayed as stupid or ineffective or represented in sui'h a way as to weaken respect for established authority. 3. No scenes of sadistic torture ihould he shown. 4. Vulg; r and obscene language should never be used. Slang should he kept at a minimum and used only when essential to the story. 5- Divorce should not be treated humorously nor represented as glamorous or alluring. 6. Ridicule of, or attack on, any religious or racial group Is never permissive. Miss Turner said she probably ill present the code at the Nov. A Council session, but stated that, .should other business burden the Council agenda, she'll delay until the following meeting. 'I want them to feel free to take their time and discuss this problem," she stated in explaining the reason for a possible delay. She said that Publishers Distributing Corporation has informed W. W. Peek, its agent here, that four of their comic books will be eliminated from Blytheville. PTA City Council is made up of presidents of each PTA. Five in Family Shot to Death SALINA, Kan. i/K—Five members of a family were found shot to death in their Salina home today nd authorities said it apparently wa.s a case of murde.r and suicide. The victims were Roy Henry, about 35; his wife, Kay, about 30, and their children, Scott Thomas, 4; Ronnie Henry, 6 and Mary Lynne, about 2. Police found a note, apparently written by Henry which rend: "Letter to mother nnd Salmans In mail." Paper Says Ike to Run AKRON, Ohio f/P)—The Akron Beacon Journal said today President Eisenhower has promised Republican leaders to run for reelection In 1956. This promise was made, said the newspaper, at a highly secret meet- Ing at the WhIU: House shortly after the election. The article dirt not specify the date nor name any of the party leaders at this meeting. Fire Department V/il! Burn Grass The Blytheville Fire Department will burn as much dead grass as possible Sunday to eliminate some of the danger In a serious fire Retting started from the dry weeds. Fire Chief Boy Head said this morning. Every year the abundance of dry grass is a problem in keeping down fires, he added, and "on Sundays we try to burn as much as we can while we can keep it under supervision and control." Three grass fires were extinguished by the fire department yesterday at 802 and 921 South Lilly and 910 South Lake. No property damage was reported. Chest Drive Ends Monday That's When Cleanup Phase Will Begin, Chairman Points Out Harvey Morris, general chulrmai of the Community Fund campaign today urged all volunteer worker. in the 1954 drive to complete thei solicitations this week so that the clean-up phase of the drive can be started Monday. Mr. Morri.s roporled that UK drive to date stood at 72.1 per crn of its goal with a total of $17,520.0. reported solicited to date. The campaign's goal is $25,280. However, Mr. Morris reported tha some 1.150 prospective donors have not contributed to the drive and li added that these persons must I contacted if the campaign is to reach its goal. He urgcti that an volunteer work ers contact as many of their remaining prospects as possible ant to make a firml report by Monday so that the clean-up drive can started. All solicitation curds must Ix, turned in by Monday, he .said, re gardless of whether or not the prospective donors have contributed 01 pledged. Leachville Fire-Try Told Shades in Junior High Set Afire LEACHVILLE — Three window shades fn the Junior High School were reported to have been .sot, fire o while the building was closed last weekend. It is said by unconfirmed sources that it was an apparent attempt to set fire to the building, that the i inflammable shades vtzrc. burnt all the way up to the ceiling, but no further damage wa.s done. The week-end preceding, the building was entered and record books of the te:fchers were carried off and the superintendent's desk was rifled, according to Floyd Burris, deputy sheriff. No confirmation could be made this morning of the reported arson attempt. , Blast Hits Lepanto School LEPANTO, Ark. f/P) — The new boiler room of Lepanto High School's »50,000 auditorium was destroyed yesterday when the boiler •xnloded. There was no Immediate c&tl- mat* ol the damage. Fourth Hunter Killed BRINJCLEY, Ark. Wt ~ Donny Ray PulHam, 14, hunting near Holly Grove, Ark., with an uncle, yesterday was found dead of gunshot wounds. He was the fourth person to die as a direct result, of the deer hunting season. The uncle, W. A. Mul,hishaw of Holly Grove said the hoy was left at a Lawrcncevlllc church, three miles south of Holly Grove, early .n the morning and did not answer the horn call at noon. Donny .Ray was the son of Mr. and Mrs, Aaron I'ulllfim of nrlnktay. The boy was f;;uml by Game War- f dea Robert Houghon. Watered - Down Censure Readied McCarthy's Pals Prepare Measure By JOHN C1IAUWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dirkscu (R-I11) said today a substitute tor a resolution to censure Sen. McCarthy has been "shaped" in an effort to compromise the bitter fight over the Wisconsin Republican's conduct. Dirksen ncclincd to disclose the accept and then to table (and thus ' kill) tlmt portion of the resolution, ' Case said. He added tlmt "if we got that far, the Somite itself might disavow' 'McCarthy's treatment of Gen. Zwicker "and that would nature of the substilulo. He would not .say whether lie Imd discussed it with McCarthy, There have been persistent reports that McCarthy's friends were working on a resolution which, while combining some mild criticism with some words of prnise, would prove acceptable to a majority of senators. To Kcplace Censure It would be offered in place of the resolution of censure unanimously recommended by n special committee of three Republican nnd three Democratic senators after nine days ol public hearings earlier in the fall. That committee, accused by McCarthy of acting like the "unwitting handmaiden" of the Communist party, said he had shown contempt for a Senate elections subcommittee that investigated his finances in 1951-52 and had abused its members. It also recommended that he be rebuked on the ground that he ti bused Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker. a decorated combat veteran, in questioning him at a one- m«n lienring last Feb. 18 and culling him unfit to wear the uniform of a genenil. McCarthy has predicted he will be censured. Dirksen sniti he would not offer the .substitute resolution until members of the special committee have finished .statements about the cen-- sure case. No Apology Chairman Wntkltus (R-Utnh) and Sen, Case spoken. McCurlhy Indicated yesterday he would nut tulopl t sutfKcsUon by Case that he apologize for what he had said about the elections subcommittee. Case tolci newsmen that if McCarthy wore to "retract" on the Semite floor whut lie had said about the clcelllns subcommittee and it.s members, he felt the angry wrangle over the proposed CCMI- sure might be quickly ended. "If he indicated any regret he hud uttered those words, it would be : ; (R-SD) already have wash that out." There was ni Immediate indication whether Case's views were -shared by Hie full Watkins committee or by a Senate majority. . No Retraction But McCarthy indicated he was in no mood to retract the criticisms lie has hurled at the elections subcommittee. He has accused it of being dishonest and of stealing the taxpayers' money. "If I were doing everything over today," he .said In reference to the elections subcommittee. "I wiuld not do it any differently." He sounded a little more conciliatory, however, in respect to his description of Sen. Htndrickson (R-NJ) as "a living miracle ... with neither brains nor guts." This wus the way he spoke of See MCCARTHY on Page 12 In Marilyn's Bedroom- Windows Locked, Officer Testifies CLEVELAND (AP) — The first police officer to enter the bedroom where Marilyn Shcppard lay slain said today he found no signs that anyone had entered from outside through a window. Fred P. Drcnkhnn, a patrolman in suburban Bay Village, said only one of three bedroom windows was open when he Inspected the room shortly after Mrs. Shcppard was clubbed to death on July 4. Dust on Sftl The screen of that window was securely latched and there was dust on the window sill, the policeman testified. The other two win dows were locked. In previous testimony in the victim' s husband, Dr. Samuel H. Shcppard, 30 .his defcn.se attorneys had injuctcil ( the posKtblllly someone might, nave come into the murder room by climbing an apple tree »t the rcnr of '.he home and enter tnic tlirough a window, Sheppnrd has maintained: stead- fnslly thtil his wife wna ben ten tn death by a bushy-haired Intruder, and that he was "clobbered" unconscious when he tried to help her, No Struggle Scene Drenkhan also stiltl be found no evidence of n .struggle In the bedroom at the lakcfronl home, but noted blood specks on all four walls and on a closet door. "Were there any signs of entry of the win- Thomas J. whatsoever on any dows?" prosecutor Pari'ino asked. uiiei eu uio.se WUIUH, u wuimi. i-iuimu H«M u. very easy for the Senate to| "No," the witness replied. The patrolman salrt there was a second bed in the room. "What was the appearance of the second bed?" Parrlno asked. "It was open," the officer replied, "and there were specks of blood on the .sheets." • Parrlno asked if there was any evidence that anyone had slept la the second bed. O jcclinn Quashed "No," the witness replied, "it ( looked as if it had just been opened' to prepare it for someone coming to bed." "As you examined all the contents of Unit room did you find in that room any evidence whatsoever of n struggle?" "No, Uiore wnSn't," the patrolman replied after a defense objection wa.s overruled. Drenkhan testified that in the living room of the house a secretary de.sk had the three lower drawers pulled out. Papers, ho fiuid, were strewn on the floor. The fourth, top drawer, was closed, he said. "Otherwise, the appearance of the room seemed normal," the officer said. Drenkhan, a social as well as police Irlcml of Dr. • Shcppard, had been testifying before the Veterans Day recess halted the trial. TB DRIVE STARTS — Business solicitations on the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Associa- tion'R annual campaign gets started officially Monday. Ark-Mo Power President C. C. Czeschin presents company check of $100 to Mrs. J. F. Brownson (center) and Mrs. Speck McGregor, representing Legion Auxiliary, first soliciting group to get signed up. (Courier News Photo) Hanging Fouls Investigation BALTIMORE W>—The hanging of 45-ycnr-old married man wanted or questioning about the slaying f a 14-year-old girl, complicated ollcei nvestigation of the case to- ay. The girl, Carolyn Loretta Wasi- ewskl, jaz/.-loving, hoy-crazy teen- ger who relied on adult makeup nd slang talk to appear older, was rutally beaten Monday night. Her early nude and battered body was ountl Tuesday morning on railroad racks under a bridge In northwest altlmore, about eluht miles from cr home and a vacant lot where olicc say she was slain. Among the dozens o friends and cquaintancc: of the h'gh school irl police wnntnd to question was Ralph B, Qarrett. Ford Alters Prices DETROIT (/P)—The Ford Motor Co., has announced price adjustments — upward and downward — on 1955 model cars and trucks which go on sale today. Compared to 1954, changes in suggested delivered retail charges at Dearoorn mnge from a reduction of $33.86 for the custom ranch wagon to an increase of $64,32 for the eight passenger country sedan. Man Dies Beside Deer OUA.CHITA, Ark. (IT)— Tho owner of one of the oldest businesses in Sparkman, Ark., was found dead yesterday beside a deer he had killed. The dead man was Identified as Jess Leamons, 68,. He has been •ulferto* from a heart ailment. Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon and Saturday. No important temperature changes. MISSOURI - Generally fair this afternoon and tonight, increasing high cloudiness Saturday. Continued mild except turning a little cooler northwest by Saturday evening. Low tonight in the 40s. High Saturday 60s extreme northwest to the 70s cast and south- Minimum tills morning—43. Maximum ynsUTday—75. 8unrl.su tomorrow—6:30. Sunset today—4:58, Moan l cm pi-ra tu re (midway between lilgli and low—59. Precipitation alst 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this data — 30.23. Tills !),itc Last Year Maximum yesterday—72. Minimum this morning—37. Precipitation January 1 to d*t« — 36.70.