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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 23, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LII—NO. Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily Newf Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINAMT NEWSPAPER Of NORraEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 195? TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS After Minnesota: Adlai's Aides Eye Change In Campaigning By THE ASSOCIATED JRESS Adlai Stevenson's camp was pondering today a possible shift in campaign techniques in the light of Stevenson's jolting setback by Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee in the Minnesota Democratic presidential primary. ; • Meantime Kefauver pushed said he would not ..try to "-" deeper into California, using' his tried and proved style of vote 1 seeking. Despite his upset victory In Minnesota last Tuesday, the Tennesseean said in Richmond, California he still faces a hard fight against. Stevenson in California. Keiauver and Stevenson, vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, meet .head-on four more times before their party's August convention in Chicago—in primaries in Alaska 24, 'the District of Columbia May 1, Florida May 29 and California June 15. Surveying the wreckage of their hopes in Minnesota, Stevenson and his aides indicated in Chicago they attributed his .defeat there to £ failure to put his ideas across. Kefauver won 26 of the state's 30 convention votes. But Stevenson backers professed not to be dis couraged. Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago said he didn't think "the nomination is going to be decided on the vote of one state." May Be Lengthened James Pinnegan of Philadelphia Stevenson's campaign manager, said 10-day campaigns planned in vboth Florida and California mfty *be stretched out. Also, Stevenson Is being urged to shake more ' hands, to be a bit less formal. But Stevenson said he intends "to continue to express myself on the 'issues as I see them." He promise". .anybody. And he made it plain lie 'intends to follow his self-imposed course of "modera- ' tion" even if it costs' him the presidential nomination. Stevenson said he had received a "great volume" of mail and telegrams urging him to push his fight for the nomination. Kefauver, moving from the San Francisco area into southern-California, said that since his Minnesota victory he has received new offers of support indicating to him See POLITICS on Page S * ' * r * EMender Soys: SIGN OF SPRING (HA) — Weathering the blizzard that paralyzed New York City and much of the east, : Nancy Misttulli, 14, studies a Palisades, N. J., amusement x park poster. The posters located around metropolitan New York and New Jersey are supposed to signify the first sign of spring. Robbers Take $2,300 at Hoxie Storekeeper and T Wife Tied to Bed ' During Rcbbery I HOXIE, Ark. W) — Two men swearing stocking masks and bran| dishing revolvers held up a Hoxie ^grocery store owner last night, {took $2,300 he had in his pockets land tied him and his wife to their bed In the store. A third man I waiting in a car outside drove Jthem away. I Sheriff D. S. Foley said the »storekeeper, • Elbert Rasdon. tolc •biim that two men entered the Store while he and his wife fwatched television in back. Rasdon fsaid the men wore masks made Ifrom women's stockings and wore igloves. I Owner Beaten | When the men pulled revolvers and came toward him; he told them they could have his money. Ho said they took £2.300 in cash from his pockets. They discarded checks. Sheriff Foley said Rasdon told him that the men next took Rasdon and his wife to a back room, beat the storekeeper on the head with their pistols, and demanded that, he tell them where he had more money. Rasdon said the men called him by name several times. Rasdon said he tp'd Oiem that the rest of his money was in the bank. Sheriff Foley said Ihe Rasdons told him that after the beating- the men tied Rasdon and his wife to a bed with women's stockings. R"sdon, hospitalized at Jonesboro. was reported in serious condition. Mrs. Pardon was not harmed. Negroes Stopped Sheriff Foley said two Ne?ro girls who had approached the store were halted by the .man -in the automobile. He ordered them Into the car, they said, drove them 1 about a mile down Highway 63 »nd let them out. The sheriff said the man then evidently, came back to the Rasdon store, picked up the other two men, and drove them Rasdon told Sheriff Poley that he worked free of his bonds about five minutes after the robbers left. Poley said he believed the three men might be ex-Lawrpnce County men who had been working in Illinois. The Negro girls told him the car carried Illinois license,plates, McGuire Named Publication Editor J»d» McOulre, BlythevlUe Chamber of Commerce secretary, ha* been appointed editor of "Tradln' Port" official daily publication of the Southwestern Institute for Commercial Or B «nteatlon .Eieeu- tlve« which meets »t Dallas July U- 21 ' f ' The Initltut* features a week of schooling for Clumber of .Commerce executive! from Arkan»a» ind aeven nearby «Ut*«. Courses art offered In all phatu of Cham- Lart fear, McOUlM wrved a« Aikaiuu Klltor at th* publication, Dixie Demos Won't Accept Sen. Kefauver By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Eliender (D-La) said today Commies in o Tizzy; Anti-Stalin Drive Caught U S Reds By Complete Surprise By FRANCIS STILLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Moscow's new Stalin-deflation cam he thinks "the South will not accept" Sen. Estes Kefauver of I paign has dumped American Communists smack into the mid .Tennessee as the Democratic presidential nominee. | die of a big tizzy. Kefauver, generally regarded- as the Iront runner for the nomination since his victory over Adlai Stevenson in the Minnesota primary on Tuesday, will test his strength in the Florida primary May 29. There again he will contest with Stevenson, the 1952 nominee. Eliender said he would be "100 per cent" for Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas for the Democratic nomination. May Be Candidate Johnson has said he is considering: a suggestion; by Speaker of the House Rayburn (D-Tex) that he seek endorsement as Texas' "favorite son" role at the con- presidency. Eliender torn an interviewer that "from all indications, Stevenson is going to lose popularity from here on out" and that "it will be necessary to • nominate someone else other than Kefauver." He said the South "will not go for Kefauver's views on civil rights." Didn't Sign "Manifesto" Kefauver was one of three Southern Senators who did not sign a "manifesto" in which most Dixie legislators 10 days ago pledged the use of all lawful means to seek reversal of the Supreme Court's decision outlawing racial segregation in the public schools. The other nonsigning senators were Gore (D-Tenn) and Johnson, who said he was not asked because of his party leader's position. Eliender said his "first choice for the nomination is Sen. Kerr (D-Okla) "but he doesn't seem to want it." Sen. Russell (D-Ga). who defeated Kefauver In the Florida primary four years ago, has 'said he.would support Johnson for the presidency. So has Sen. Smathers (D-Fla). 32 Children Get Physicals Thirty - two children received their pre-school physical and dental examinations, at Mississippi County Health .Unit yesterday. The clinic was scheduled for those youngsters who will enter Lange school this fall. Drs. Orlie Parker and Q. S. Atkinson were in charge and were assis.ted by health unit personnel and Lange PTA members' Including Mrs. Barney Crook, Mrs. I.'.L. D«' Shazo and Mrs. Orlie Parker. Children who didn't • attend the clinic, may receive medical record forms from the Health Unit and be examined by their private physicians. • •• Catholic Chaplain Arrives at- BAFB Maj. LM> J. Human hat arrived to take over the 1 duties of Catholic Chaplain at- Bljrthevllle Air Force Ba*e. Father Hannan hat acheduled regular maMM at the man chapel for 8:45 Qundny morning and 11:15 each wMkdajr marnlnt. f It caught them in flat-footed sur prise. There was speculation that i also may have caused a part split foreshadowing a top-ran Pro - Segregation Moves Stir Ire Of Negro Leader LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas' sudden official cam- „__ ^ __ ^ _ __ paign in behalf of continued racial segregation in public g i ving a va rf e ty of views, one 'themselves TiastehecT'to 'label' sue] talk, "nonsense" and "prepostei ousV" The Daily Worker, official pai ty publication, has devoted muc space to the situation — inchidin pronouncements by party bigwig which outsiders regarded as con flicting. The Worker also has carried oi' letters to the editor House Group Critical Of Defense Department Purchasing Practices By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Appropriations .Committee made public today a staff •eport criticizing Defense Department procurement practices as "unrealistic" and as giving Included in the 397-page document were formal replies from the Defense Department, he Army the Navy and the Air Force, in general, they defended the criticized practices on n-ounds the hurrvup or "crash" nature of the contracts involved made normal procedure schools has drawn the wrath of I. S. McClinton, titular leader of the state's Negro Democrats. 'Ham' Moses Will Speak Here April 12 Members of Kiwanis, Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April. 12, at a luncheon to hear C. Hamilton Moses speak on "How to Build a Greater Arkansas." The talk will be given at 12:15 p.m. at Hotel Noble. It will be a joint meeting of the three clubs. Moses, president of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce, will present information contained in a "Do It Yourself" kit which will be distributed at the meeting. The kit is designed to show .what economic goals Mississippi County is expected to attain, by 1965 and what it must do to reach them.* Charts outline expected progress over the ten-year period. i statement last night, McClinton said the problem of dealing with the U. E. Supreme Court's order for integrating Negroes and whites In tax supported educational institutions could be solved easier "if Arkansas has the kind of leadership it needs in high . places." ' . | McClinton, who is president of the Arkansas Democratic Voters Association, an all-Negro organization, criticized Oov. Orval Faubus and members of the state's congressional delegation, although he mentioned no names. Hits Manifesto Instead, the Negro leader lashed out at two pro-segregation initiated acts which Faubus says he'll support for submission to the November general election, and the "manifesto" in which Southern congressmen recently pledged pledged their assistance in any legal effort to preserve the segregation system. Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) helped write the manifesto, and Sen. McClellan (D-Arkl signed it, as did See SEGREGATION on Page 5 Gill Attorney Files Answer .An attorney for H. Noble 'Gill filed .an, answer in Circuit .Court today, to a suit charging. tnat he misinterpreted yalue- of >Deii Com- p.fess, stock when he purchased it from- a'.baiifornia woman. ' . ' The answer . admitted i ' the '* purchase Jbjit :sttd y<all filings were .legal and' proper! in connection with:lhe exchange.''}," •'• All' other accusations were denied ah4Vmot(pn v/aimade for dismissals ' '•'*• ;:',","'•'••.: ' .''••» •Mrsi : Virginia ,'Klemme said in her suit that Olll told her Uie stock was worth (250 a share and thaU»he. sold tilm »7,600: worth -of stock.. She said she learned J»ter that. the stock-was of hlgntr value and that Oil! had > paid . highei 1 to others for it. , Meeting Set For Merchants A. meeting of the Retail Merchant* DivUlon of the Chamber of Commerce has been called for Monday mdrnlng for the purpose of studying a Blythevllle traffic survey, ••••"•• ••:•.• Members will convene In City Mall courtroom at 10:90 a.m. City Council Will conduct a hearing on the survey In the courtroom at I p.m. Tuesday. Leader in World Methodism To Speak Here 'Dr. Roy L. Smith, former'editor of The Christian Advocate and for eight years pastor of Los Angeles' First Methodist Church, will be guest minister of First Methodist Church for Holy Week services Monday 'through Friday. Called America's most effective "downtown preacher," he has held pastorates In Kansas City, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. At these churches, he. gave a total of 32 years of ministry. ; A world traveler, he has been a member of two world-wide Ecumenical Conferences of the Methodist Church and was a delegate to the Amsterdam Council which set up •the/World Council of Churches. from yearly Invitations of about J.OOO, .he fllls more than 400 speaking engagements, for which he travels 50,000 miles. He was-named one of'the seven most representative Methodist preachers In America. In addition to his master's degree from Northwestern • University, he holds. ten honorary degrees from as many colleges and universities. • Services will be conducted each night next week at 7:30. Morning services have been scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 7:30 a.m. He olso will nil th; pulpit «t both •ervlee« thli Sunday. even blistered the paper for hail ng each new Moscow attitude without a thought as to what had been written in previous editorials. Other New York newspapers ave made much of all tljis. Difference of Opinion The Times viewed Daily Worker articles by Editor Alan Max and U. S. Communist party Chairman William Z. Foster as reflecting a rounds the hurryup or mpractical. Rep. Whitten (D-Miss), a com-* nitlee member, commented in the eport that there were indications hat "the government is spending billions needlessly to someone's profit." The report, on which three teams of committee probers have jeen working since last April, made no charges of corruption or willful wrongdoing. No. specific time period was covered by the survey, but much of :he material involved was ordered delivered during the Korean War period. The report made no distinction between Republican and Democratic administrations, administrations. The wartime period included parts oi both. "Flagrant Deficiencies" The report cited examples it said showed "serious deficiencies with respect to policy guidance . unconscionable delays" making formal contracts, "unrealistic" delivery schedules, diversion of production funds into research and development, inadequate stock control, 'flagrant deficiencies" in procurement anc contract operations and reports o. "political pressure" in contracl dealings. Secretary of Defense Wilson replied : "I do not excuse these kinds oi things if they are true. There it some explanation of it, probably because people do not purposely do such sloppy things. That is they sort oi drift into it ... all I can tell you is that one way and another we are trying to get hpld.,.of the. thing,",-. 'The investigators said there have been substantial, improve ments. in procurement practices and policies In recent years bu "no useful purpose would be served by documenting those suits in this report." They complained that in three services, the greatest por tion of high cost procurements ari accomplished through negotiate! contracts rather than through competitive bidding. No Share of Income They said that at North Ameri See HOUSE on Page 5 difference American of opinion as to how Reds should react to the Moscow development. The Times saw this as an indication of a party split In this country. The World-Telegram and Sun, in an article by Frederick Woltman, declared that "some heads are expected to roll." Particularly singled out was the head of the 75-year-old Foster. As for other party members, Woltman added, they are "pre- Fire Inspection Plons Discussed . - Plans for an inspection of Bly- fheville by the Arkansas State Fire Prevention Assn. will be completec at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Committee March 29. According to Bill Williams, chairman, meeting will be held in the Chamber offices, City Hall, at 9:30 j.m. Inspectors will conduct i cltywide inpection April 24-26 to discover and advise property owners of fire hazards. Representatives of several inter- paring for the big crawl" after jested city organizations have been years of glorifying Stalin. Their! Invited to attend the planning ses- "hour of humiliation is at hand," sion next Thursday. Carl S. Smalley he said. "Most of the party's leaders, in See COMMIES on Page 5 executive secretary of the Arkansas State Fire Prevention Assn. wiT outline the project. Egyptian Soldiers Reported Being Trained in Poland LONDON (AP) — The Foreign Office said today Britain has received secret reports that "a considerable number" of Egyptians are under military training in Poland. OJr ~* A spokesman told Pre-Trial Day In Circuit Court 13 Arraignments Are Heard By Judge H. G. Partlow It was pre-trial day In Circuit Court today with 13 arraignments heard on felony counts preparatory to the beginning of the April 2 criminal session. Judge H. G. (Charlie) Partlow presided. In addition. City Atty. Elbert Johnson, appeared to prosecute 33 cSser-" appealed- from'- Municipal Court. Since they deal with misdemeanors, pleadings will be heard the first day of the criminal term. Johnson said he intended to "affirm" the cases—that is, either try them or hold the defendants responsible for Municipal Court fines and sentences plus Circuit Court charges. Felony case defendants pleading not guilty today will be tried during the criminal session. Those entering guilty pleas will be sentenced on the last day of the session. Pleadings Pleadings, in order of their appearance were: Nettie Mae Robertson, a Negro, charged With first degree murder in stabbing of Charley Smith last Nov. 23. Nettie Mae did not appear. Judge Partlow instructed her attorney to appear with her in court before the day is over or the bond would be revoked. William Howard Roberson, charged with assault with intent to kill on the person of Jack Jones last Nov. 19. He failed to appear and his attorney received similar instructions. Pleads Guilty Clyde Robert Meyers, charged with burglary Nov. 25. He pleaded guilty to breaking into the residence of Herschel Bryant at Leachville and entered a similar plea to a second charge of petty larceny. Clyde Jeffries, charged with burglary of Manila High School See COURT on Page 5 New Antiaircraft Combats Enemy Planes and Missiles By ELTON C. FAT FT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A newly unveiled Army antiaircraft system was said by Secretary Brucker today to be capable of detecting an enemy's "aircraft and missiles" and coordinating the firing of nike missiles against them. The Army calls the complex radar-nike system "missile master." Newsmen were shown the first developmental center which controls nike defenses of the Washington-Baltimore area. This Army post lies between -those two cities. sile Brucker had In mind. A spokesman said the secretary had no intention to "sensation- Their current defenses apparently Include 11 nike installations spotted over a wide area. Each such, _l n s t'a 11 a 11 o n has eight launchers. Tfte missile master system can be operated either indepenflelty or In conjunction with the over-all "sage" air and antiaircraft defense systems run by the Air Force. In general, It is a smaller, localized version of the Sage system, matic interceptors nnd a n.ti a i r craft weapons.) Brief Statement Brucker made his reference to the ability of the Army's system to cope with missiles as well as planes In a brief statement, Recalling comments by missile specialists that there Is now no known method for Intercepting the bulllM-lc missile (which files at many times the speed of sound end 100 miles or more high) re- porleri atkcd what kind of a mis- (Sage means "semi-auto- ground control" of fighter alize" the missile master system. He intended, the spokesman said, Special PTA Meet Monday A meeting of Blytheville PTA presidents and their summer roundup chairmen has been called for 9 n.m. Monday in the office of Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson. Mrs. Rupert Crafton, City Council PTA chairman, said the group will confer with school authorities and representatives of Blytheville Medical Association regarding the summer roundup program. Possibility of combining all the pre-school examination sessions will be discussed, Mrs. Crafton said. Other interested persons are Invited. only "to state a fact, previously published, that the nike has been fired successfully at missiles." The spokesman said he could noi say more. However, he appeared to be referring to reports that a nike missile had shot down an Air Force strategic bombardment missile, the matador, essentially a pilot- less Jet bomber. The matador files at a speed under that of sound (760 miles an hour.) The nike Is believed to have a speed of about 1,500 miles an hour. Designed In 1950 .Boiled down, , this seemed mean that the Army believes Its Nike can knock down the fastest jet bomber, can deal similarly with pianolike missiles, but can't cope with ballistic missiles. A forerunner of the missile master was designed In 1950 and the system has been In operation here for almost two years, It Is the rcncarch product ol the Army 8n ANTIAIRCRAFT on r»f« A spokesman told reporters the British government "places reliance, on these reports/' but .he would not disclose their source. He .'said the matter will be taken Into account in determination of Britain's Middle Eastern policies. British informants' estimated about; 200 Egyptian officers and noncommissioned officers are betas trained in land, sea and air operations and the use of armaments at a Soviet base near Poland's" Baltic Sea port of Gdynia. Their Instrul- tion was reported to include the use of radar, submarines and all forms of. artillery. Under 1995 Deal The training- facilities are understood to be an extension, of the 1955 deal under which Communist Czechoslovakia sold arms to Egypt for Egyptian cotton and rice, the informants said. . ' , (In Washington, a - spokesman said -the State- -Department had heard "reports" of "the training oi Egyptians In Poland but had "no firm information.") The Foreign Office spokesman said the • British* government also is aware that Czech army officers are trainnlng Egyptian alt force men in the use of Soviet aircraft near the Egyptian port of Alexandria. Egypt is the leader of Arab na- •' tions surrounding Israel. Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser declared In announcing the deal with Czechoslovakia that the arms were needed for defense against a threat of Israeli aggression. An Israeli request for United States arms 1» pending in Washington. "Have Plans" The Foreign Office 'spokesman was asked to comment on a New York report that Britain recently completed a plan for . effective military action in case of a second Arab-Israeli war. "We have plans which could be put into action very rapidly in such a contingency when it has been decided to do so," he replied. Red Cross Fund .OriVe Hears Half-WayPoint As Chickasawba District Chapter's current Red Cross drive approached the half-way maTk, Mrs. Dick Watson, residential chairman, announced that residential solicitation will begin in Blytheville Monday. Red Cross officials reported this morning that $7.553 has been netted by the drive thus far. Goal has been set at $15,800. Havvey Morris, general fund chairman, gave the following report from outlying communities: Oosnell - $136. Dogwood Ridge — *22. Flat Lake — $65. Huffman-40 and 8 — $61. Shady Grove — $89. Box Elder — $104. Pawheen — $33. Cooperating in the residential drive will be the Legion Auxiliary, Altrusa Club three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, Junior Auxiliary, Corps of Engineers Woman's Club and the Jaycettes. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy and a little warmer this afternoon and tonight. A few widely scattered showers tomorrow. High this afternoon in 60s; low tonight high 30s to low 40s. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum yesterday—01. SunrlBo tomorrow—5:5». Sunset today—fl:H. ' Mean telrtperftture—40.5. Preclplutlon U houre (7 ».m. w « p.m.)—none. Precipitation J«n. I to d»t«—17.M. Ttill Dite Lilt Yenr Maximum yeiterday—«- Minimum thli morning-*). Precipitation Jin, I to dart—M.It.

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