The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 16, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 199 BlythevlU* Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 195-1 TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Fuibright Says Knowland's Senate Speech 'Dangerous' Britain Follows U.S. InOfferofA-M aterials UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Britain joined the United States today in earmarking a quantity of atomic material for use under President Eisenhower's atoms-for-peace program to build experimental reactors in other countries. British Minister of State Anthony Nutting told the General Assembly's 60-nation Political Committee that Britain had allocated 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of fissionable material to be added to the 220 pounds set, aside by the United States yesterday. . The announcement came as U. N. delegates hailed the U. S. move as the biggest step forward since President Eisenhower first conceived his plan to use atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Meanwhile, Russia and the Western delegates continued private talks on a series of Soviet amendments to a seven-power resolution outlining plans for an international agency which will hadle the distribution of the fissionable materials. Soviet Plan Rejected Informed quarters indicated the Western countries had turned down the main Soviet amendment — to place the agency under the Security oCuncil, where Russia has the veto. U. S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., nowever, expressed confidence that the seven- power resolution still might be approved by a unanimous vote in substantially its present form. This leaves the exact relationship of the U. ,N. and the agency to be determined by negotiations, but suggests that the two be linked in the same manner as the V. N. and Its specialized agencies. 30-40 New Reactors Informed sources said the fissionable material offered—estimated, to be enough to make at least one atomic bomb—would provide enough fuel to run 30 or 40 new reactors. Prance's atomic spokesman, Jules Moch, said there now are 32 reactors in existence outside Russia and her satellite nations. Lodge had announced Nov. 5 that the United States stood ready to conclude bilateral agreements with other nations to furnish fissionable materials for atomic reactors. But few delegates here thought Washington would act so quickly. In a terse aside to Russia's Andrei Vishinsky. who hud charged that the United States had "nar- Plymouth Shows '55 Line Here Increased horsepower body keynote the 1955 and new Plymouth which goes on display at T. I. Seay Motor Co., here tomorrow. Horsepower-wise, here's how the Plymouth engines lineup: 117 six; 157 V-8; 167 V-8 and a modified version of the latter which steps up to m. Plymouth Sedans are 10 inches longer and 1.7 inches lower. Both front and rear seats are wider. Wrap-around \vindshields, pushbutton door handles and a lower silhouette are other significant changes. Plymouth engineers point out the 1955 car- is all new and the produc'. of three years of research an-1 design. The '55 line is made up of 12 T8 Workers Set Hew Mark In Solicitation Mississippi County TB Association workers yesterday sel a new record in soliciting business firms when they collected SI.243. That was more than S300 over Ihe previous one-day high. Some 45 volunteer workers representing Blytheville churches and civic organizations helped in yesterday's campaign. Other workers will continue solicitations next week under supervision of Mrs. Max Usrey, business division chairman. Bids Are Token On Post Office Bids are being received for miscellaneous repairs and masonry pointing on Blytheville's Post Office, Postmaster Ross Stevens said today. Interest! persons . may secure copies of specifications from the postmaster. Bids will be opened In General Services Administration offices In Dallas on Nov. 23. rowed down" Ihe scope of Eisenhower's original plan, Lodge voiced hope that the U.S. offer would "once and for all remove from the mind of all any confusion as to hbw specific the United States atoms- for-peace proposition really is." To Participate Only U.S. sources indicated the fissionable materials would be ear- See ATOMIC on Page 12 LionelBarrymore Oldest of Famous Family, Succumbs Acting Career Was Qne of Longest And Most Illustrious HOLLYWOOD Uft warm-hearted Lionel Grumpy, Barrymore, who had no stomach for the theater but was long one of the most illustrious of actors, died last night. He, was 76. Stricken at home Sunday night while reciting the "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Macbeth," the senior member of acting's "Royal Family" had been in a coma 19 hours at Valley Hospital. A complication of ailments included arthritis, which, after two hip fractures, had forced him to use a wheel chair and crutches the past 17 years. Dr. John Paul Ewing said heart congestion was the. immediate cause of death. Only Ethel Barrymore, a year younger, survives Lionel in the famed family of stage and screen. Their brother John died in 1942. Radio Fame Radio fans rememoer Lionel's portrayals for yeaj-s as "Mayor of the Town," as narrator of the Sunday night Hall of Fame and his annual Christmas enactment of Dickens crusty "Scrooge." His last movie was J'Lone Star," in 1951, with Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. Dore Senary, head of MGM, the studio where Barrymore has been under contract, said his death "is a loss to the entire world of the theater. . .He was a great actor and a wonderful man." But of his own talents Lionel said: "I have managed to get along all these years through a series of undeserved promotions and by fraud." This was in a book, "We Barry- mores'," as told to Cameron Shipp, in which the senior Barrymore observed also: "I was born with a conviction, to which I still hold, that anything resembling work is a nauseating spectacle." The Barrymore-Drew clan to which he belong ' had first appeared on the stage in 1752. Lionel was born in Philadelphia to the celebrated theatrical team of Maurice and Georgia Drew Barrymore. He made his debut On the New See BAP.RYMORE on rage U Other Solons Puzzled By GOP Leader .WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen Fuibright (D-Ark) said today Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) engaged in "dangerous talk" yesterday when he told the Senate "ultimate Communist victory" would result from "coexistence and atomic stalemate." Two other members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee— Senators H. Alexander Smith (R- BULLETIN WASHINGTON W) — Secretary of State Dulles said, today he believes Elsenhower administration foreign policy adequately covers present needs and he knows of no emergency requiring an, extraordinary review. He thus appeared at a news conference to place himself in opposition to the call voiced yesterday by Sen. Knowland (R- Calif) for a congressional review of policies to see whether a "basic change in direction" is needed. Dulles also appeared to dispute Knowland's contention that an atomic stalemate between the United States and Russia could mean the weakening of the free world through "nibbling aggression." NJ) and Sparkman (D-Ala)—said they were puzzled over the point Knowland was trying to make. Knowland is the Senate Republican leader. Fuibright said it was "dangerous talk" to suggest that the United .States could see no possibility of working out a peaceful solution of pressing world problems. He cautioned that this country could lose the cold war "by losing the allegiance of India and other nations through our emphasis on military power." He urged "a lot less talk and a lot more responsibility" in the foreign and military policy fields. Direction Questioned Know!and called lor a congressional inquiry into "our foreign and defense policy to find out where . , . it will take us and whether this clear and present danger which appears to me to exist is such that a basic change in the direction of our policy is warranted." Sen, Lyndon B. Johnson, the Senate Democratic leader, approved the idea of a policy review and he said: "I'm afraid today that we are weaker than we See FULBRIGHT on Page 12 Snow Tractor Hit by Burglar A carton of cigarettes and $25 in cash was taken from Snow Tractor Co., last night, according to the sheriff's office. A window in the back was opened to gain entrance to the building and exit was made through the back door. Desks in the oflice were ramsack- ed and the safe was beat upon with a hammer, J. M. Snow, said this morning- Nothing else was found to be missing. The incident occured sometime after 8:30 P- m. and 7 a. m., he said. New Technique May Be Break in Cancer Fight By ALTON' L. BLAKESLEE ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) — Human cancers can be made to shine with a bright red warning light for easy detection, a medical team announced today. This may prove a great breakthrough against cancer. It could lead to a pretty sure way of telling whether a person has cancer, whether it has spread in his body, where all the cancer is located. It might also -create a new way of carrying radioactive atoms to cancers to destroy them. A chemical obtained from human blood is injected into a person's veins. This chemical, porphyrin, lodges In cancer tissue. Red Light Then when body tissues are examined under ultraviolet or invisible black light, the porphyrin shines with a red light of danger as bright as a woman's lipstick. So far this method has outlined entire cancers In a few human bodies, telling surgeons the extent of the cancer . for complete removal, Doctors D. S. Rasmussen- Taxdal, Grant E. Ward and Frank H. J. Pigge of Baltimore told the American College of Surgeons. There Is hope that the porphyrin can be combined with iodine so that It would show up under X- rays. That would mean a person could have the injection, then be X-rayed or fluoroscoped to see if he has cancer, and where it is. The porphyrine-iodine -presumably would go to any places where the cancer had spread in the body and reveal those locations lor lifesaving treatment. This spreading action, called metastasis, is one reason why many people die of cancer. The original cancer is removed, but its seeds already have spread elsewhere, take root and grow. Could Carry Cure Another possibility Is that radioactive atoms could be attached to porphyrin, and be carried to the sites of cancer to root them out with lethal radiation. Easmassen-Taxdal, now spending a year at the University of California Hospital, soke for the medical team from the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland. Pigge, head of the team, has long been Interested In porphyrin. SOME GUM, EH CHUM? — Miss Rose Barber examines chewing gum found deposited on the bottom of a table being replaced at Woods Drug store. The table, which has been, in use ior the past 10 years, is among those being replaced by new models during some redecoratlon work. Gum was as hard as a brick. (Courier News Photo) New Efforts Underway To Modify Censure GOP Senate Leaders Plan Test Vote on Compromise Soon WASHINGTON (AP) • Two Republican Senate leaders said today efforts are underway to compromise or modify the resolution to censure Sen. McCarthy. They talked of a possible test vote late this week or early next week. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, said "two, three or four discussions are going on"' about, a compromise. » Sen. Bridges (R-NHl. Semite* — president pro tcmpore, said In ft f ^_ • Hearings Opened On Union Activity Martin 'Sure Ike's Program Will Pass WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Joseph VV. Martin (R-Mass) said at the White House today, "I'm sure" President Eisenhower's program will be passed by the new Democratic Congress. Martin also said Republicans have every reason to believe that the 1956 elections will be "all right" for them. The speaker, who will step down to the role of minority leader in the new .House in January, said he gave these views to Eisenhower. Martin's private talk with the Commitments Are Handed Out Nine Get Prison Terms Following Fall Court Commitments were issued yesterday by the Circuit Clerk for nine persons sentenced to prison terms during the fall term of Circuit Courl which ended Saturday. One of the persons receiving a commitment for three years In the state penitentiary on a charge of grand larceny, Earl Cannon, made a dash for freedom while being returned to the county jail from the court hous Saturday afternoon. Cannon broke ranks and fled from officers as they neared the Jail entrance. Shots fired in his direction failed to stop him. His liberty was short lived as he was again taken into custody a few minutes later after he was found biding in a garage behind a Kentucky Street residence. He gave the reason for fleeing as wanting to see his wife again. • Sentences Bill Erwin, charged with incest received a sentence of 10 years in the penitentiary while Willie Mae Pugh was given two five-year sentences, lo run concurrently, on two charges of voluntary manslaughter, five-year sentence with three years suspended on a charge of voluntary manslaughter and Horace Bodie, Jr., got five years on a charge of rape. E. E. Bartholomew, on a charge of forgery and uttering, got three years as did James Conner on a charge of burglary and grand lar- See COURT on Page 12 Blytheville Driver Hurt In Accident Cecil Berry of Blytheville was in Osceola Memorial hospital with serious injuries today after the truck he was driving collided with a train early this morning near the outskirts of scebola. Mr. Berry was driving a Curl's Bakery truck and was coming into Osceola around 5:30 a.m. on the alternate approach to town when the accident occurred. Early morning fo{ made visibility poor at the time. He~ has internal injuries and is suffering from shock, preliminary examination disclosed. His physician said further examination could reveal other injuries. He pronounced his injuries as serious. Nov. 1 Ginning Figure Released The Crop Reporting Service today announced that a total of 171,080 bales had been ginned in Mississippi County from the 1954 crop as o: Nov. 1. The Crop Reporting Service's report was received here this morning in a telegram from Congressman E. C. (Took) Gainings of West Memphis, President preceded a much bigger conference tomorrow, to which Eisenhower has invited Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, and senior members of Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees, for bipartisan talks on the international picture. Anxious to Cooperate Martin said he told the President that throughoul the election campaign, wherever he went, "I found Democrats telling the people how anxious they were to cooperate with the Eisenhower program." He added, "Of course Republicans wilt be for it. So I am sure the program will go through." The veleran Republican leader. Who has presided over the past foui Republican notional conventions said he reported lo Eisenhower he found "no regular pattern" In the election returns which gave the Democrats control in both House and Senate. "Different states were swung by different types of Issues," Martin said. He then emphasized: "I found no dtscontent either with the President or his program. For that reason, we have every reason to believe 1056 will be nil right." Asked If Eisenhower expresscc any interest in the 1058 election Martin said there was no discussion of personalities in that regard. separate Interview that he expects a compromise proposal to be presented "by some one who has not taken a position," adding that he would make a speech supporting it. Neither Knowland nor Bridges gave any hint as to the nature of compromise proposals under discussion. Kill to be Asked Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) a McCarthy backer, said he intends to ask the Senate to kill the censure charges. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mlch) predicted Jenner will fall if he does. Jenner. who told the Senate ycs- lerday that "the strategy of ensure was initiated by the Communist conspiracy," said he had discussed his plan with other members and "the idea has a generally good reception." He did not Indicate when he would present such a motion. Jenner's proposed motion would shut off debate and bring a vote on the parliamentary question of tabling, anil thus killing, a censure resolution recommended by a special six-man committee. Ferguson said In a separate interview In advance of today's resumption of debate he believes most members want to meet the issue squarely, and not In such indirect fashion. Undecided Ferguson, chairman of the Son- ate Republican Policy Committee, said he basnet made up his mind how he will vote on censure. McCarthy, saying "I still believe 1 will be censured." told newsmen he hopes the matter can be decided promptly. He read a newspaper yesterday wliile one of the members of the special censure committee, Sen. Ervin (D-NC) accused him of "besmirching" his colleagues. Ervin told the Senate that while he won't urge U, he believes McCarthy Is subject to expulsion for his comment that (he committee served as "the unwitting hand maiden" of the Communist party. "Foul and fantastic charges," he said of McCarthy's remark. He said If McCarthy made the slate menl while not believing 11, he was guilty of "moral incapacity, Sen MCCARTHY on rune 12 A National Labor Relations Board hearing on a petition for election for union affiliation of employees of the Central Metal Company Inc., here began this morning, in the Circuit Court room at the Court House. The hearing Is being presided over by V. E. Burk of Memphis, a representative of Board 15 of the National Labor Relations Board. The petition for election filed by the Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers Local 574 of Cape Qirardeau, Mo., is being contested by the company on grounds thai the local Is not the appropriate unil for employees of the metal firm. \amed Agent The petition for election described the labor unit as being composed and having Jurisdiction over "production employees, packers imd warehousemen," and was appointed bargaining agent for the Central Metal employees. The company, however, denies the appropriateness of the unit as set out In the petition on grounds that all Us employees arc trainees and will continue to be so for at I-list six months alter employment. Three Witnesses Counsel for the company presented three witnesses during this morning's session with Rllty Quick, vice president and plant manager, consuming most of the m miliiB session on Ihe stand. Mr. Quick testified that approximately 105 production personnel have been employed to date and that nt the time of employment all were Instructed they were be- IIIL hired on a temporary basis for training purposes. He tesliricd that employment rules as sot lorth by the company, stipulate that each employee will receive an Increase In pay after the first 00 days training period and at the end of (lie second DO clays of the six-month probationary period, each would receive a sec ond pay Increase or be dismissed. TO HELP WITH THE FUN - A group Of LUX- ora high school girls are shown as they pracllce their routines for the home talent show "You Can't Beat Fun" which Is to be staged at their high school auditorium Thursday and Friday nights. Under the sponsorship of the Luxora American Legion, the event will feature a cast of local people in a comedy and specialty acts. The chorus girls shown above are, left to right, Clara Simpson, Loretta Demon, Wanda Bourland, Janle McGlaufjhHn, Linda Bynum and Gazell Vernon. (Courier News Photo) Mr. Quick also testified that the company's plans are to Increase its number of employees from the present 115 to 300 or 350 within the nexl six months "if an increase In production is permitted." Mr. Quick was still on the stand .1 noon today and at the time, counsel for the union had not had an opportunity to cross-examine m. The hearing is expected to coi> slime the largest part of the day. County Budget Is Up Slightly But on Whole, ' Department's Will Get About Same The Mississippi County 1055 bud- gel as approved by the Quorum Court in Osccola at the annual meeting yesterday is about $1.100 above lost year. The 1955 budget shows a decrease in some departments while others Indicate a slight rise. The Quorum Court, composed of justices of the pence, gave Its formal approval yesterday on the following budget, which Is broken down hy items with the 1055 figure given !kst followed by the 1054 amount: Collectors records and supplies— $2,075,—$2,974. Auditor's salary and expenses— $3.700.—$3,750. Tax assessor's salary and expenses— $16,457— $18.032. County Clerk's salary and expenses—$10.690.—$9,665. Circuit Clerk's salary and expenses—$19.181,—$10,015. County Judge's salary .and expenses—$7,050,—$7,000. Court Houses' maintenance—$22,140,-$23,000. General expenses—$4,095,—$8,494. Judicial expenses—$31,835,—$31,485. Jails—$20.350,—$21,172. County farm—$66.873,—$62,867. Health and sanitation—?23,716,— $24,380. Farm and home demonstration —$17,414.—$16.414. Charities and correction (child welfare, county welfare. Arkansas Children's Home and Hospital)— $9,600,—$D2,000. County library—$15.000—same. County hospitals—$25,000,—15.000. Democratic primary — $1,500,— same. '55 Chrysler On Display Tomorrow A new, longer and leaner Chrysler goes on display at T. I, Seay Motor Co., here tomorrow, first d»y of its nationwide unveiling. Two V-8 engines — a more powerful 250-horsepower FirePower nnd a new 188 hp Spitfire ~ are among mechanical refinements. But largest changes came In styling of the '55 auto. A long hood, sweeping downward between front fenders and projecting headlights, together with a two- clement box-checked grille distinguish the front end. Increased visibility with wraparound windshields has been obtained. PowerFIite transmission is standard on New Yorker Deluxe models and special equipment on the Windsor Deluxe. Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and mild today and Wednesday. MISSOURI — Fair and mild today and tonight. Increasing cloudiness and windy Wednesday. Not as warm northwest. Low tonight to upper Ws In the northweet 10 lower ttfe southeast.

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