The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 23, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 206 Blytheville Courier BlythevlHe Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Contracts For Negro School Let Three Firms Awarded Jobs At Bid Opening Bids for the proposed $215,722 Robinson Addition Negro elementary school were opened yesterday by Blytheville Board of Education and construction contracts were awarded to Joseph T. Stryker, Portageville; R. L. O'Bryant, Morrilton; and City Electric, Blytheville. U. S. Branson, architect, said he "hopes" construction will begin within 30 days. It depends, he said, on federal approval of the contracts. Stryker was awarded Ihe general contracting job at, S168.736; O'Bryant will do the plumbing and heating at $37,211; and City Electric will install the electrical system for $9,169. In each case the bids were the lowest submitted. Branson, and his associate. A. F. Heinicke, will supervise the work. Contract Approval Needed The contracts must go to the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency in Ft. Worth for approval, Branson said. Allowing for certain governmental study and routine he said, "we hope to see construction underway in less than 30 days." Construction of the school at 16th and Washington streets will require no more than 300 days according to contract. Branson said the jobs may be completed earlier, depend- Sw SCHOOLS on Page 2 UN Begins New Arms Cut Talks Little Expected To Come From Discussions UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The U. N. Disarmament Commission launched new talks today on the stalemated question of arms reductions and preventing a nuclear war. I Few delegates felt the new round would produce real results in view' of the breakdown of the Big Four foreign ministers' Geneva meeting. Diplomats were curious whether Soviet delegate Arkady Sobolev, who presides over the 12-nation commission this month, would echo the sentiments of Russian Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov at Geneva. Molotov gave the Western ministers no encouragement their tentative program for afresh approach t' global disarmament would ever get anywhere. To General Assembly Veteran observers predicted the commission would run through the annual report of its five-nation sub committee, then dump the whole The Bounty of the Lord Baghdad Parley Ends; Anti-Red Chain Formed By ALIAN JACKS BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Ancient, fabled Baghdad embarked today on a new role as a headquarters in the round-the-world defense chain against Red aggression. Leaders of the four other Baghdad Pact nations headed homeward from Iraq's host capital after completing a blueprint Cor the new organization which from headquarters here will oversee their military, political and economic cooperation. Besides Iraq, tile alliance in-*- — ^ —• VHQ Building Profit HelpsPullCityFrom Brink of Red Ink eludes Turkey, Pakistan, Iran and) Britain. The United States already; has begun ''military anJ. political I liaison" with the group, sending Ambassador W. J. Gallman and. Adrn. John H. Cassady to the inaugural meeting as observers. Launched originally by Turkey and Iraq, the defense chain along the Soviet Union's South Asian frontier links up with NATO through the membership of Britain and Turkey in that Western lineup, and with Southeast Asia's seats via Pakistan and Britain. To Visit Beirut Underlining the five nations' hopes of enlarging their group in the Middle East, British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan juggled his homeward, itinerary to visit Lebanese President Cam Hie Chamoun in Beirut. Neutralist Arab opposition led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia so far has kept all members of the Arab League except Iraq out of the pro-Western group. In a communique last night at the end of the two-day meeting, Macmillan and the premiers of the four other pact nations announced plans to set up this organization patterned on the NATO and SEATO high commands: Permanent Council 1. A permanent council in Baghdad, probably consisting of the four other nations' ambassadors to Iraq. 2. A military committee of the chiefs of staffs of the five countries. 3. An economic committee of representatives from each government, probably the economic coun selors of their Baghdad embassies. Delegates said a parent "Council of the Baghdad Pact" also would ,be established, made up of the five foreign ministers. They added it would hold its first meeting in Tehran in April. A spokesman said the United States for the time being would confine its liai.son to military and political aspects. "Thou Crownest the year with thy goodness; and the paths drop fatness. "They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills rejoice on every side. "The pastures are clothed with Hocks: the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing." — Psalm 65. Bountiful indeed has been the harvest of this area during the past year. Ami on every hand .ibout the co:ii:n;inity. thanks will be given tomorrow the day when, each year, the Thanksgiving holiday points up the generosity and goodness of the Lord. (Courier News Photo) an, !d For 'hone Calls controversial question into the lap of the General Assembly. About ihe only common view the Western Bip Three and Russia held Pemiscot Lists 25th HighwQv Death in 1955 Tkaitksgivmg in Korea: HAYTI—James Ellison Wren, 44, of Sikcston, was killed when his automobile ran off the highway near here at 9:50 p.m. yesterday. The fatality \va& the 25th on Pemiscol County highways in lt?55, move than double last year's total Ol 12. Wren was driving a 19-57 Chevrolet, about two miles north of HayM time of the' 'Thank God This Is Shooting War,' G/s Say By GENE KRAMER WESTERN FRONT, Korea (AP) — Move than 30.000 American soldiers will observe Thanksgiving camped in the bleak hills of Korea guarding the 2 ^-year-old armistice. j Council approved paying htilf of an cspmatecl S300 survey cost to 1 establish its easements and rights ] of w:iy along certain property where : it now has sanitary and storm A GO-year-old husband admitted . .Municipal Court today he had •on trli'p'-oning a young nurse for liiL-.s" but he said she agreed, will- c;ly. to go with him. His arrest was part of a police j nimtorutiurk .against a reported'sewers, j \.Kiospreart wave of, insulting tele-j Drainage District 17. which also, !. ijhone calls to local women. | holds .-nsement in these areas, is • j In court without attorney was; cooperating and will participate in! ' Harry Lewis. j the cost. j Municipal Judfje J- G. Sudbury] i aid he \\ould study possible sent-i Traffic problems discussed during i i I\C-,-R on Lewis' plea'of puilty to dis- ' the session included the Lake Street turbni'4 the peace and would sent- bottleneck at Sudbury Schoo 1 mce the man Saturday. The judge' increasing congestion ; -oi''.I"M!<rl ihr R5 n /l bond. Street. Thanks to a net profit of more than §14,000 from the sale of Veterans Housing Quarter buildings, the city of Blytheville, though still shaky financially, can face 1956 with a shred more confidence. As of Oct. 31, the city has over $61,000 in its various funds, according to the financial statement handed out at Council meeting last night. Here's how the $61,000 is earmarked by funds: General: $31,000 Street: 511,000 VHQ: $14,000 Parking Meter: $2,000 A simple resolution on the part of the Council can channel the $14,000 VHQ money into the general fund. However, the city has already borrowed £20,000 from the county which last year turned back $41,003. Thus an estimated half of it has already been dumped into the general fund. The city also owes its parking meter fund—specifically earmarked for street widening—$17,500. VHQ Funds Help Status of the $14,000 in the Veterans Housing Quarters fund is still in some doubt. Civil Aeronautics Authority previously has exercised control over all funds coming to the city by way of the air base. The $14,000 resulting from sale ot the VHQ buildings will come in very handy and come close to making up the $20,000 already borrowed from the county. Notes Due Due next fall will be a $12,750 note on the new fire truck, with another note just exactly like it falling due in the fall of 1967. In all probability, Council will have to postpone indefinitely paying back its parking meter fund the $17,500 in spite of the fact that street widening ranks high on its agenda for coming years . . . this in connection with efforts to pour oil on the city's troubled traffic waters. That $11,000 in the street fund is earmarked for street purposes and as such can't be diverted to meet contingencies without special Council approval, which would be forthcoming only with reluctance if at all. Accounts payable as of Oct. 31 were 86,000 and last night, Council approved purchase of two-way radio equipment for the Fire Department. This is to cost S3.400 and probably will be payable early next year. Council Ties Up Loose Ends City Council gathered up some loose ends last night in a session marked both by its unanimity ail d moderately long agenda. Among other things, Council postponed action on various traffic problems in view of the traffic survey now under way by Traffic Engineer George Barton of Chicago. Mayor E. R. Jackson pointed out a number of problems facing the city. Among them is trie fact that Blytheville must find a new city dump. Using: Base It has been using a remote area of Blytheville Air Force aBse to burn and dump its trash. Naturally, BAPB is anxious to .remove the health and. fire hazard, Jackson reported. Councilman Leslie Moore, Jesse White, E. M. Terry and K. M. Larkin, who'll take his Council seat Jan. l, were named to a commitee to find a new site. Collection of sewer fees presents another problem, Jackson pointed out. City Clerk's office, Jackson told the Council, can't possibly handle collections under its present organization, in which Clerk W. I. Malin has only one office clerk. A committee of aldermen Toler Buchanan, White. Moore and Terry was named to try to come up with a solution. and r Walnut; Osceolo Court For Armed Trio Sheriff William Berryman said today that armed robbery charges against two AWOL .servicemen and their woman companion will be filed in Osceola District of Circuit Court. The three, Kenneth Preston Blue, about 20: Marvin Henry Parson, 22, was the general feeling that jirma-| 01: Highway 61 at tlv meats should be reduced and the! nmdenu danger of atomic war eliminated. Favors Ike's Pl:tn The United States insists that the only practical way to make a start tov.'avds disarmament is to adopt Eisenhower's plan lor reciprocal U.S.-Soviet inspection and exchange of military blueprints. The Russians concede that inspection is vital, taut they have made clear they have no intention of supporting the Eisenhower plan unless it is made to suit Soviet demands for abolition of atomic weapons and step-by-step arms inspection. A St-ite Highway Patrolman in- vpMig'.H'.ntt the accident said he had stopped Wren earlier in the vicinity of Strcle and warned that, he \v;is driving with only one headlight. . At the accident scene, investigating officers said the driver went off the highway into a ditch. Funeral arrangements are incom- The 24th and 7th Infantry divi sions, grouped just south of the armistice zone, are providing nearly one .pound of turkey for each man, with such trimmings as shrimp cocktail and. oyster dressing. Spokane, Wash. Many soldiers said they were thinking about happier past and future Thanksgivings ai home. Many were helping support Kurean orphanages. Korea Forgotti-n Some soldiers, many were plete. Wren recently moved to; North Korea Most of the troops, just back from strenuous field maneuvers! teens and early 20; wili eat in their own Quonsetl mess halls. But dinner will be' in ken to a few on duty in bunkers 1 and outposts overlooking the de- nilitarized zone and Communist: Sikeston from Tiptonville, Tcnn. Included in the survivors is a brother. Woodrou' Wren, of Blytheville, who has four children. Gathings Suggests 2 Price Cotton System WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Gathings fD-Ark) suggested today a two price system for cotton might be the answer to problems besetting that industry. Gathings, chainnnn of a House Agriculture subcommittee on cotton, said such a proposal may be considered next yenr as one of several possible approaches to new farm legislation, A two price system generally Involves a federally guaranteed price for each farmer's share of the domestic market. The rest oi his| production would be sold for whatever it migh' bring on the export market. A cotton farmer now grows as much as he can on his acreage allotment and receives support on the entire output if mnrkct prices arc below levels set by the gov- ills production." eminent. In recent years U. S. colton production has been increasing despite acreage cuts. The result is an increasing surplus. Under a two price plan, Gathings told a reporter, a cotton farmer would be allotcd his share of the'domestic market of around nine million bales of cotton. "Then if he believed he could compete wit) cotton growers in Pakistan he Egypt Iran could grow more cotton," Gathings .said. "If he finds he can't compete then he'll voluntarily cut back Happier Pasta On the lips of many, like Lt. Ed Pa lion, were sentiments such as "thank God it is not a shooting war." Fallen, 22, was a former minor league baseball - player at Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and colder this afternoon and tonight; Thursday fair and cool. High this, afternoon near 50; low tonight upper 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI: Mostly clear windy and rather cold this afternoon; clear tonight and Thursday with diminishing winds and colder tonight; low tonight near 15 northern border to the 20s south; high Thursday generally in the 40s. Maximum ycsterdfty—73, Minimum this morning—-15. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:42 Sunsrt torlny—4:52. Mcnn vtimpernlure—59. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a,m. to 7 p.m.)—.70. Precipitation Jftn, I to dale—47.84. Tills Oatf l.asl Year MAxlrmim yrKtrrrtny—61, Mini "Htm thl". mol'nln —.12. Precipitation JHU. 1 to dati—32.74, Former Manila Man Injured In Carrier Accident A naval officer, formerly a'. Manila, has been injured in an aircraft accident that took the lives of six men. He is Lt. Comdr. Curtis A. Weaver, Whose family has moved to Jonesboro. The accident occurred abortrn the carrier Ticonderoga in the Mediterranean Monday night, the N;iv> reported. A jet fighter, nUempUn:'. lo land, failed to catch the arrc 'ing gear, jumped over Uip barricade and skidded down the deck. Weaver was listed as cruuMlly injured. this Thanks ii ivi IIL; with ;i that Korea has been for<-= ihe folks at home. Cpl. Tells ,J. L:ilondP. Ifi. knkec. III., was on duty at ba^;>,e(i bunker per-rinu th powerful tele.srnpe nvcr th itnrixed zone. He s;nd: "We are foi':oiien. If it -w:i for mail. I don't know \\-\\.i\ would tin. The first uvo tiav imorostino; here, br -liter 'H;;' the same." At Kemprr Bruton's suggestion, j Council deferred action, pending •„„„„„ _ v ., _.. mite had been beseteed by some- < nrommendaiions of the traffic sur-: b otn of Ft. Lewis. Wash.; and Mrs. timos-oijS'. nic tel.-phone eal'is. j ve >'- j Atha Smithson, 21, former River- f * * vale. Ark., waitress, are in county Council decided to bypass requests j jail here. ou - from a firm which is publishing a I They were arrested in Black Oak ;citv directory. (Monday on suspicion. They sue- The firm began by offering the | ceeded' in locking Marshal Jack nty a $2.000 deal, which later was | Williams in his own jail cell, and 10 si.000. Final figure men- i then h?ld up a filling -station at .rdL-tte The soldiers were cap- is he coiULictcd police who toi drier to tell tli'-' man she would 20 wkh him. Police would be suikc-d nearby. .she contacted police who told her the CD Her she would .meei him in her car, which was parked in tlv; J^™ '^ nl^'^"n3^tn"h."n \ Lewis Everybody Takes Holiday-Including The Courser News Dnwntown Rlythvvillc will close up tomorrow f«r Ihft ThiinkNffiv- injT .Holiday—including- UK- Courier News. City, county, state and fctlrra! offices, lianks anil business eslah- Ushnipiit'i will he closed for the natinmvidc observance. The Courier News will (v-kc uue of its three anmiiil holiday. At, abnu; 8 p.m cntiTi'd iht 1 i-;: 1 . 1 unci poiice nishi'vi from CO\.T of the jtarase. Thfy arrested him on a rhargf: oi disturb- iiiu the pt.'iice and kept him all nifiht m Jail. Lewis was n-leastid \atrv on $500 bond. Police Chief John Foster said fo- a;iy the department is receiving more complaints. "The callings arc ifd, would <ntnrantre thej mber of city directories Council said, "\o thanks." tured here. Mrs. Siniihson was taken from a bas at L-.-^hville. The woman implicated the men in a series ui" hoW-uns and bieak- ins during a trip from the west ; A sewer bond resolution got per- ! coast. . fu:--ir:-y approval as did another! Yesterday. FBI men questioned routine resolution dealing with ap-| the three prisoners relative to car pi-oval of sale of the VHQ buildings. \ thefts. When charged formally in '• ... j Qsceola. the three will be trans- , ...,,.. . ! Another annexation move was ap- ' ported to ihe Oci'ola district jail. . s!iU soins on." lw said. His depart- ! proved. H cleaK with an East End They are booked hero for armed • ment. he said, is continuing to fight ( Development Co. subdivision in East! robbery while the investigation is . tiie menace. See COUXC1L on Pape 2 I being completed. Ex-Football Star Named to NLRB For Safety's Sake, Avoid 6AFB Construct ion companies waking on buildings and roads at Blytheville Air Force Buso have asked residents not to visit 'he installation in this period of building nr.ii inclement weather. BAPB relayed their request. Some roads are dangerously inaccessible nnd excavations, causing rerouting of official traffic, ar? underbuy. Weekend construction, on an overtime basis, is scheduled. Traffic hampers that work. Biise officials also warned visitors of the ha/in'ds of the parking aprons ;nicl runways. Prrsnr.s have been advised not to approach parked or moving aii'ci'alt. Other than for security reasons, safety is a bifi factor. A child could easily l>e sucked into the jet Intake op-nin"^ of'i- cluls billet. Hy 1 NORMAN WALKKR 1 WASHINGTON .^-One Thanks- _,iviiit, r Day more than 40 years asio! a young Brown University foot-j bnfl player stood f;ist while the "i-oiit Jim Thorpe of the. Carlisle Indians came thundering on. "He'd bear rlnwn on you like !i hurricane." savs Steve Bean, "and! you'd shut your eyes, take n dive and hope, for the best." J This i.s the .same Stephen Sibley Bean, now a fi3-year-old attorney, whom President Kiscnhowor has just, appointed to be one of the, five members of the National Labor Relations Board. Those days at Brown, "where they probably remember me better as a football phiyer than as a student," are long gone for Steve IVun. T-ll I,:m- AuUiorlly No\v '> .-. (i y.-, nr- oe-tini^d try- nig to unravel complex cases In- volvlng the Taft-Hartley federal labor law. Eisenhower reached d' wn among the NLRB's trial ex-j a minors, who conduct hearings and m-ke preliminary findings before t-»soK rcnch the full NLRB, to I pu k Roan to be a bossrd member.! Bean's half dozen years as a trial examiner in both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations gave him a liberal education in the insj and outs of the complicated T-Hi law. lie conducted hearings in! more than GO cases, had fc\v ro- versa Is by the NLRB Itself or in Ihe courts. Once, ni'tcr the NLRB sustained one of his cases, it was reversed j by a federal appeals court. The Supreme Court reinstated Henn's views and quoted his reasoning in the high court decision. "I like to think I call them down the middle." Bonn said in nn interview. "1 led my iunctlon as a bon rd member will be to carry out the law as written, as I've tried to do as a trial examiner." Bean estimates his decisions ran about -1 against employers. But he Rays: "Whether you find in favor of a co m p a n y or a union doesn't matter in my mind, it's what you think 'he law requires." Before coming to the NLRB in 1950. Bean had .served in both world wars, been an insurance company lawyer and later counsel for plaintiffs against insurance companies "because I wanted experience on both sides of the fence." Born June 17. 1892, at Woburn, Mass.. Bean was educated at Brown and Northeastern University of Law. Bean, a six-footer, now weighs ft few pounds more thnn, the 180 he likes but feels he's "IN good shape." His Utaniitg hair to gray*

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