The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI— NO. 209 filytheville Courier BIytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Switch in Red Cold War Plan Is Indicated By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — A preliminary U. S. study pictures Communist strategy for Roiind 2 of the cold war as this: Hold the line in Europe and push steadily south in the Middle and Far East. W. J. Roecra W. J. Rogers Retires, But Still on Feet You think of a postman as a man walking, but the post office has other employes, most of whom stand. And, according to W. J, Rogers, superintendent of mails in Blytheville, "after 34 years and 8 months, you sure stand a lot." He should know. After that period of service, Rogers will retire Nov. 30 and postoffice patrons will miss the friendly service of this greying, but young looking man of 61 years. Rogers was born in Thaxton, Miss., Dec. 29, 1894. His father was a farmer and he enjoyed the usual boyhood of life on the farm at the turn of the century. He attended public schools in Thaxton, helped his father and when World War I was declared he enlisted like many other boyhood companions. * • * AFTER A YEAR in service, eight months of fighting in France, Rogers drifted northward looking for work and found it in Blytheville. His first job was with the Blythe- j '] Such relentless downward pressure from the Russo-Heri Chinese empire, this study indicates, is not the kind that can be checked, solely by a "policy of containment" such as the Truman administration devised to hem in Soviet military power. The new Communist plan is viewed as involving much more than that—economic aid and trade concessions, for instance—and as bsinf? too complex and too subtly applied for a single solution. Further U. S. countermeasures are expected to he developed as the study progresses. Muscle and Growl Still there, of course, are the Russian bear's muscle and growl conferences, mixes up the plays —Soviet military might and the threat to use it. This was nowhere better demonstrated than in the last week's news that Russia has exploded its biggest H-bomb type of nuclear blast to date. But the new Soviet strategy, as seen by American experts viewing the wreckage of this year's Geneva like a talented quarterback operating behind a powerful line: The Kremlin's combined leadership—calling signals for Red China and,the Eastern Europe satellites as well as for the Soviet Union- will strengthen local Communist parties, tempt trade-hungry countries with need, run deals they want and guns to troubled areas, give "big brother" encouragement to uneasy neutrals, promise no- strings-attached help to underdeveloped. countries, and on and on. To Taut West All the time, the Soviet leaders 'are expected to taunt the West, particularly the United States, as the enemy of newly free peoples and as supporevs of colonialism. Corcrete examples of this strategy in action include: 1. At Geneva, the Russians refused to negotiate with the West on German unity. After Geneva, the Russians declared German unity was something the Germans themselVe could settle. This looked to the West like a sit-tight operation in the expectation that Russia, which has diplomatic rela- Hall Voices Belief Ike Will Run Again SALES PROMOTER — Howard J. Wisehaupt, nationally known lecturer on salesmanship, leit, goes over program ol his sales promotion clinic with Jada McGuire, right. McGuire is secretary-manager of School Conference Opens; Federal Aid Is Red Hot Topic By HERMAN R. AIJJi.N' WASHINGTON (AP) — American mothers, fathers, the local chamber of commerce, sponsoring the three-day series of teachers, businessmen — a 1,400-member cross section of i the population — gathered today for the four-day White] House Conference , on Education. Many were loaded with questions | school aims, organization, building talks at the Ritz Theater. (Courier News Photo) Business Doctor Sees Profitable Yule Here The "biggest Christmas season that Blytheville has ever experienced" was predicted for merchants today by Howard J. Wisehaupt, nationally known dean of salesmanship instructors. parable to any city which he has visited. It's Here "There is no need lor anyone In Blytheville to shop in another city," GOP Chairman Optimistic After Presidential Chat GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Chairman Leonard W. Hall said today after a meeting with President Eisenhower he now believes Eisenhower will seek a second term "if he feels he is able. Wisehaupt, here at the invitation of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, is a successful business analyst whose profession is "doctoring" sick businesses. With a long list of qualified testimonials, the lecturer will appear at the Ritz Theatre Tuesday through Thursday this week, beginning at 8 o.m. He will sp?nk to businessmen and salespeople, as well as to other interested persons, in a sales promotion clinic. Sales during 1955 in Blytheville, according to Wisehaupt, are com- Negro Woman Arrested for Fatal Stabbing Nettie Mae Roberston,. 48. Blytheville Negro, arrested by Sheriff's deputies Saturday in connection with the knife slaying last week of another Negro, Charlie Smith, was to be charged today with murder in the first degree. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A. S. iTodd) Harrison said he is filing SSr«U,f l S» a S°!,Sr llIly - U* char*. U, CWcUsa.Ua District j Some 2. In the Middle East, the Communists have stirred up a hoi-nets Egypt. nest by selling also have the pvo- Circuit Court today. The woman is cnargcd with fa- ville Steam Laundry and a year! West .security line to offer econom- laler he worked in Chicago Mill ic help to Egypt and other Arab and Lumber Company's box factory, On Jan, 30, 1920, Rogers was married. A year later he answered a post office bulletin looking for sub- countries. In Afghanistan, the Soviets already have 500 technicians at work, and party boss Nikita stitute carriers. He passeil his competitive examination and at once j was appointed a substitute carrier. The walking began, but soon Rogers was to begin the "standing," for on June 1, 1922, he was appointed clerk. THE POSTOFFICE was located at 113 E. Main then, where the AI- vin Hardy Furniture Co. now stands, and the next several years were spent as a dispatcher and at various clerking positions. A boy, Guy L. Rogers, was born but a great sadness came to Rogers Khrushchev and Prem ier Biilprnnin currently are Nikolai touring and his son in 1026 when Mrs. Rogers died. . After three years Rogers married again. She was a fellow worker, a clerk, Miss Bonnie Shepherd. She continued working until Oct. Tmliis, Afghanistan and Burma. New* War Threats 3, In the Far East, the pressure takes the form of new Communist threats of warfare. Red Chinese Deputy Premier Chen Yi told an interviewer last week about extensive military preparations along (he China coast foo possible assault on Formosa if talks with U. S. representatives at Geneva break down. The Committee on International tally stabbing Smith in the couple's room in a John's Alley rooming house last Wednesday. Witnesses of the incident suid the 58-year-old Smith had a "violent argument" with his girl friend, identified as the Roberson woman, shortly before he was found bleeding to death near the house. Sheriffs office would disclose no details of the arrest other than to say the woman was picked up walking along a road north of town. No bond has ben set since capital offense is not bailable, Harrison said. Policy of the National Planning Assn., reviewing the situation in •cport yesterday, .said (he cold war is in its "most perilous phase." It called for a courageous and imaginative program. The association describes itself is a nonprofit 3930. and then retired to raise the j Cation devoted to planning family which a year Inter included j Americans in agriculture, business, See ROGERS on Page 2 labor and the professions. r ~~ Accidental Riffe Shot Wounds Lad Billy Murphy. 12, of Armorel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy.Murphy, was treated for a rifle wound in the hand Saturday at Blytheville Hospital. Hospital officials said the youth was given emergency treatment for a puncture wound of the left hand imnpoiitic'aTorgnni-l ' m <" a fractured ring finger and re- uv [ leased. He told officials he had been shooting birds in his yard at Armorel with a .22 caliber rifle and tlie gun accidentally discharged when he had his hand over the muzzle. Wisehaupt emphasized. "You have the same merchandise here." He said, "I have never seen the consistency of the woman who buys in Memphis one day and then the next day goes to a local merchant and asks him to contribute money for band uniforms or something of the sort." He urged merchants to take a positive attitude in their advertising and promotion to the point that "shoppers will be ashamed to go to Memphis to spend their money." Sees Ike For '56 Turning to business conditions in 1956 and beyond, the lecturer anticipated the nomination o£ President Eisenhower by the Republican party, saying, "If Ike doesn't _ run^ there will be a tightening up of money." The President, he explained, is "a psychological pillar of strength in holding up the economy. We need him for another term." He sn id that there has been a "good business plateau" in existence for a period "longer this time than any other similar period." authorities, he sviid, luwe been looking for a falling off of business the pas two years. "But even when this tightening up comes, the successful merchant will be the one who advertises and sells," iie siiid. "There are ?21 billion in the pockets of the middle class earner," he explained. "That is the money that will be spent in the tightening up period." Streamlining BLytheville im'rchnnis, he said, "need to streamline their businesses." He likened the condition to railroads, which when confronted with bus and truck competition, turned to diesel engines, to streamlined trains. Some businesses in Blytheville. ML- j s;ml, are streamlining their <\stnl)-| liAhments. Others are letting business go to other areas, such as Memphis. Wiachaupt's Lecture course has a nominal charge. Tickets may fo<s obtained at the theater or at the Chamber of Commerce, according to Jacla McGuire, manager. on one of the most controversial is.sucs in the educational world today—federal aid to schools, due for discussion Wednesday. Delegates lo 18 of the state conferences preliminary to the national conference took a stand on the I question. At several other state meetings it was discussed without recommendation. Of the 18 conferences, a dozen approved federal aid, but almost every one of these tackled it from . a different direction. Some de| Glared for federal aid of any kind, j some only for construction assist ance, some for federal funds "without strings." Refused Federal Money Some approved it in principle "for other states if they need it." In Utah sentiment was so violent- 1; against any federal aid that delegates traveled here on state money rather than accept federal transportation allowances. In New York the committee drafting the state conference report overrode its chairman,_ former Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Royalf, and called for a wide range of federal school assistance. Royal! submitted a separate report referring to what he called the danger of federal control. A New York congressman. Republican Ralph Gwynn, attacked the idea of federal aid last night in a CBS-TV program as "a pure phony, one of the worst." He said it was based on the idea of "taxing the rich states" to support poor ones and that this was "utterly decenMve." Only for Construction Sen. Lister Hill (D-Alal. a " ig- time federal aid backr-r, said on he same program tl^it federal help is necessary because of "dif- wealth (among the ferences and government out of the tax dollar." Legislation now before Conpress calls onlv for federal aid for school const ruction, not for operation. teachers' salaries or purchase of books. The conference, was called by President Eisenhower nearly a year ago (o dig out "the information with which to attack (hese serious problems" in education. It will take up six main points: needs, faculty needs, f mincing, and public interest in education. Tonight's opening session will include sound-filmed greetings from President Eisenhower and speeches by Vice President Nixon; Conference Chairman Neil McElroy, president of the Procter & Gamble Co.; and director. Clint Pace, conference Hall met, reporters fter holding with the chief executive the first all-out political conference Eisenhower has had since his Sept. 24 heart attack. The national chairman said Eisenhower's second term plans were not discussed "as a specific situa- their 45-minute meeting, but he added he felt "very much encouraged" as a result of. the meeting. "I reel better about it (the Fres- U.S. Retaliatory Power Unequalled, Defense Chief Says MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson said today that the retaliatory power of the United States' armed forces "is unequalled in the world and we plan to keep it so." He also said that: "It is going, to take years lor men of good will throughout the world to establish the sound condition for a just and durable peace. In the meantime, we don't dare let down our guard." In an address prepared for the American Municipal Assn., Wilson said the threat is continuing- Reiterating previous administration policy in the defense progrim, he said there is no one "danger date" and no single form of possible enemy action to which defense should be directed. "Expected loo Much" Wilson recalled his attendance at (he recent Geneva foreign minis- because the federal I ters' conference, then commented: taking 16 cents] "Some people perhaps expected loo much from that conference. I, for one, do not believe that the lack of concrete results means an mten.sit'u.'atiou of the cold wr.r. Neither elusion made as the result of these meet- do I draw the quick con- that no prepress will be ings. • . "There is something really much more important than what has been called 'The Spirit. ofiGeneva.' That is the fad—-and I believe it to be a fact—that the peoples o: all nations, including those back of the Iron Curtain, want peace and not war. They hope and pray that their political leaders, no matter how they may have achieved their positions of power and authority, will be smart enough and imaginative enough to work out some plan for honorably preserving peace in the world. I think thai this is a powerful spiritual influence in the world today, and one which will have an ever increasing effect in world affairs." Because of the destructiveness of modern weapons and the increasing efficiency of long-range planes and missiles, Wilson said, the United States has reason, for the first time, to be "deeply concerned" over the serious damage a .sudden attack could inflict. "We mii-st. therefore, maintain the capability to deter an enemy from attack and to blunt that attack if it comes—by a combination of effective retaliatory power and continental defense system of .steadily increasing effectiveness. These two tasks logically demand priority in all our military planning. B-KRRRRRRRK — Even the dogs donned overcoals as a cold iront hit Blytheville and sent the temper mure tumbling to 15 degrees last night. Termite, tiny pet of Mrs, H. C. Blankenship, complained of cold feet even though otherwise pretty well protected by the coat. (Covrler Newi Fkoto) Balmy Weather Suddenly Gone Blytheville, like most of Arkansas, got. a real taste of wintry weather last night as the mercury dipped to a Low of 15 degrees here. A cold front blew into the northern section of the state yesterday after the city had enjoyed a clear, mild fall-like Sunday. But in spite of feelings to the contrary, Blytheville wasn't the coldest spot In the state. The north Arkansas community of Plippin reported a low of 13 degrees. ^•an Charged In Slabbing Charges of assault with intent to kill were filed in Circuit Court 10- day rt'vMnft WiUu'.ni iio\viu - <l Hobci 1 son, in connection with the stabbing of J:-,ck Jones. Nov. li). Jones is reported in "fair" cundi- tion at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Charges were filed. by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A. S. iToddt Harrison. Roberson is being held in County Jail. Merry Christmas.' Sayings-Minded Folks Collect $97,000 First National Bank and Farmers Bank & Trust Co, today reported a total of 1,094 Christmas savings checks totaling $91,178.DO were mailed to customers Saturday. They averaged nearly $90 per check. New savings plans are being accepted by the bunks beginning this week, Blytheville Firm Fined, Man Freed in Federal Court Charges against a Blytheville man were dismissed while a Blythf- villc firm was fined in Federal Court in Jonesboro this morning. A charge of producing 8 stnlks of marijuana and obtaining marijuana without paying transfer against Douglas Mclllwain was dismissed after Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble sustained a motion by Mc- Illwaln's attorneys of suppression of evidence. Blytheville Soybean Corporation was assessed fines totaling $'250 on two counts of transporting in interstate commerce soybeans in violation of federal seed laws. Held in Rape Case 03CEOLA—Tommy Ilogiic, ;tf. Wilson, Rt. 1, mmr Dycss, i.s bein held In Osceola County Juil on chnrco of altnnipfed rape. Sheriff's office is investigating. ivay 61 collision Sept. 13 has filed an $86.985,03 damage action in circuit court against participants in the accident. Filing the action was Edward Sipes, of Chickasaw Courts, in behalf of his parents, his wife, two surviving children and himself. All received injuries. Defendants named were Donald C. Bury, of Rochell, 111., driver of a truck which had stopped on Highway 61 some four miles north of Blytheville; and Amando G. Martinez and Dionicio Trevino, of CaruthevUle, I who were in a car which .sandwiched LITTLK ROCK (AP) — I)r. Edwin Dunaway of f'onway today was renamed chairman] the sipps car against the back end of the Arkansas Racing Commission by Gov. Orval Faubus. o: the truck. . The complaint alleges George E. ! Yates - driver of a Campbell Sixty * ' Faubus Renames Dunaway Race Commission Chairman ident's running) after the meeting this morning," Hall said. The Republican chairman came Here this morning to give Eisenhower "a rundown on politics." 'That is all I can say at this time," Hall told reporters as h« arrived at the Hotel Gettysburg to have breakfast with White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty. Hall drove here from Washington with Louis Guylay, GOP publicity director. While Hall breakfasted with Hagerty the President met with Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell on what the White House described "routine" departmental matters. The meetng with Mitchell had political overtones too, with the merging APL and CIO set to test their strergth in next year's elections. GOP hopes were growing that the president would accept renom- ination. His stepped-up activities in recent days, 'his appearance of physical well-being and consistently favorable medical reports gave reason for the President's party to cross its fingers, at least. On the other hand there was the virtual certainty that some Eisenhower intimates, above all Mrs. Eisenhower, have been telling him he's done enough for his party and country and the time has come to step aside for somebody without a heart attack in the background. In New. Orleans fpr a convention, Edgar Eisenhower disclaimed any knowledge of what his brother's decision might be. But he told the Times-Picayune these three factors would determine the President's second-term plans: 1. "What the doctors tell him." 2. "What Mamie (Mrs. Eisenhower) TeeLs about it." 3. "What the foreign situation Seeks Damages in Fatal Wreck The father of two small children who were burned to death in a High- Dunaway was one of 10 commissioners who resigned Nov. 18 under pressure from the governor. The governor said he was withholding the identity of his other nine choices "due to several matters which have come up." He said he had talked with Dr. Dunaway, but has not contacted the others whom he planned to name. The new commission is expected i the commission. (o net in accord with the governor's! One day before the wir-hes on two highly conirovcn-ial j sicnirition the ronmi issue.s: the application by Southland Raring Corp., fur ;< dog racinu: franchise ;U Wr-st Memphis ami the opening of three bids and the awarding of a franchise for horse racing at Hot Springs. When 10 of the 11 commissioners resigned under pressure from Faubus, he indicated he may re-appoint some at them. Afipoinlnirnts Delayed Fr.ubus was expected to announce the new appointment; First Christian Plans Christmas Music Service .several matters which remain to be cleared up and as soon as they IT i cleared up I will name the commission." to leaking gasoline causing the death of the children. Choirs of First Christian Church wiJJ present their annual program Saturday, but he .said '''unexpected ! of Christmas music at the church things"' prevented the announce-; Sunday. Dec. 11, it was announced Browns Pick Carpenter PHILADELPHIA i.-Vj — University of Arkansas halfback Preston Carpenter today was selected by the Cleveland Browns as their first round choice in the National Football League draft. mcnt. lie did not elaborate other than to say that the delay was due "partly" to the fact that today. According to W. S. | Lobbyists to Testify WASHINGTON <#— More than 200 egistered lobbyists have been invit- ?d to testify during a Senate study j Weatk ver i of possible changes in the 10-year- j Radcr, choir i old Lobbying Act. Chairman Kcnnc- dircetor, the program is scheduled dy (D-Mas.s) of a Senate Govern had not had a chance to contact,! for 5 p.m. and will be open Lo the ! mem Operations subcommittee ex' tended the invitations yesterday and said public hearings would begin early next year. all of the men he wished to appoint On the day the 10 commissioners resigned, Faubus said he was opno.sec! to clop racing "anywhere in Arkansas." He also said lie wanted the horse racing franchise issued to Oaklawn Jockey Club, which has conducted races at Hot Springs the punt 20 years. Oitk- lawn and Eastern RneiitK Association ore two of (he bidders; Ihe third hft.s not been identified. Others to Ue Renamed It was reported that Faubiis also would rename Laud Payne of Pigffott, Jeff Roland of P;u;ngould, Joe Schmel'/er of Little Hock and J. Ed Wright of Little Rock. The only commissioner Who didn't resign was June Gibson of Dermotl. Gibson has been 111 and didn't attend recent meetings of public. Roth the chancel and youth choirs I will participate, Rarior said. Steeie Widow Dies During Services STEELE — A SU'elc widow died here during church .services Sunday nh she sat in the same church where her husband dropped dead 14 years ago, Dora Blanche Davis, 78, died of a heart attack during morning .services at Church of In 11141, her husband, the lute E. A. Dnvta. died in the pulpit of this church while making an nn- nounct'inent. Born in Trmin.s.siM 1 . Mrs. Davis came to Stccle with her fauiily in 1918. She loaves one son, Ivby Davis of Steeie; two daughters, Mrs. C. S. Allbritton, Stcelo, Mrs. Lillian Wood?, Portagovillc; a sister, Mrs, Edna Bowman, Parson, Tenn.; nine grandchildren ^nd seven great grandchildren, Services were conducted today at 2:30 p.m. from Church of Christ by Thomas C.^Vhittfield, assisted by Chris Lyles. Burial was in Ml. Zion Cemetery, German Funeral Home in charge. XOUTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight with temperatures ranging from 8 in north Arkansas to the high 30s in south Arkansas. MISSOURI—Windy and cold this afternoon: fair south partly cloudy north continued cold tonight and Tuesday diminishing winds west and south tonight; fair west and south partly cloudy with a few snow flurries northeast tonight and Tuesday; low tonight 5-10 north to 10-15 south; high Tuesday 15-20 northeast to lower 30s southwest. Maximum Saturday—57. Minimum Sunday—38. Mnximiim yrsterdtiy—65. Minimum this jnornlnt?—15, Sunrise tomorrow— G;47. Sunsrt Uxlny—4'.SO. Moan temperature—40. Precipitation 24 hours (7 «.m. to T p.m.)—none. PrcclpUMlon Jim. 1 to cltvte—41.M. This Dale Lust Year Maximum yesterday—85. Minimum this morning—<*3. Proclpiuucm Jan. 1 to U*t»—31.74.

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