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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 211 BlytheviUe Courisr Blythevill* Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytbeville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Senators See ContinuedDraft Modified UMT Plan Is Asked by Wilson By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Four senators agreed today that the.next Congress will extend the draft act but differed over other parts of the Pentagon's new military manpower plans. 'Shared His Bed/ Susan Tells Court Sam's Paramour Outlines Coast Rendezvous By RELMAN MORIP* CLEVELAND (AP) — Susan Hayes testified today that Dr. Samuel Sheppard told her he loved her, gave her a ring and said he was "thinking of divorce." These events took place in the latter part of 1953 and in January, 1954. Last March, she said, she and the murder trial defendant shared the same bed at the home of friends in California. Only . an hour and 15 minutes after she took the stand, the state's star witness" finished testifying. The last question, by associate defense counsel Fred Garmone, was: 'Low Voice "While these actions were taking place between you and Dr. Sheppard. you were at all times aware that he was a married man?" "Yes," she said softly. Testifying in a low, often semi- ardible voice, and looking straight ahead, the attractive witness replied "yes" to a question as to whether Sheppard "expressed love for you on other occasions." She said Sheppard gave her the ring while they were together in her home in January of this year. She said that the first mention of divorce, she estimated, was in; the "early part of 1953." "He told me he loved his wife very much, but not so much as a wife. He was thinking of divorce," Miss Hayes said. "He said he wasn't sure if his father would approve." This type of conversation took place several times again in 1953, Miss Hayes continued. Sheppard, accused of hacking his pregnant wife, Marilyn, 31, to death in her bed at their lakefront home last July 4, watched intently. Occasionally .he bit his Up, made notes or clasped his hands in front of his chest. After she went to California last year and before Sheppard came to Los Angeles last March for post graduate work in osteopathy, they exchanged about four letters, Miss Hayes said. He wrote to her first, she added. Her eyes straight ahead and See SHEPPARD OD Page 7 Secretary of Defense Wilson outlined the program yesterday. It will call for a four-year extension of the draft law, a modified form of universal military service that will provide for long and shori- term draftees, more pay for long- service men and little change in the historic reserve and National Guard setup. Ike to Outline Wilson told a news conference that, while some details remain to be settled, President Eisenhower will present the plan In his State of the Union message to the new Congress in January. Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Services Committee and two committeemen, Sen ators Stennis (D-Miss) and Case (R-SD), agreed in separate interviews that Wilson would get a sympathetic hearing when he takes his case before the group. "I heartily believe that an improved reserve program is necessary," Saltonstall added, saying he had "tried five times" to get Ihe Pentagon to submit details on it during the current session of on- gress. The current Draft Act, passed in 1951, is due to expire April 30. Doubts Okay While concurring with the other three senators that the selective service law should be extended, Sen. Long (D-La) said he doubts military training program Congress has turned down several times in recent years. "As one who previously supported UMT," he said, "I think it can't be done." Wilson said the manpower pro^ gram as now planned calls for a double system of induction through the selective service. Most young men — nearly 300,000 a year at the current rate — would be drafted for two years of active duty, then go into the organized reserve. Then, to build up the reserve, anther 50,000 to 100,000 would, be inducted lor a four to six-month basic training period and then automatically become members of the ready reserve. AIRBASE RUNWAY WORK INSPECTED — Shown above an inspection team views the concrete work on runways at Blytheville Air Force Base which began Monday. They are (left to right) Col. S. L. Brown, of Little Rock, district engineer of the corps of Engineers; Claude Wey- rnouth of Memphis, one of the paving contractors; W. W. Ralphe. of Little Rock, chief of construction of Little Rook district, Corps of Engineers. Pouring of the cotjcrete began Monday and will continue until the. Job is finnshed next summer. The 17-foot lane shown in the picture, about 17 inches thick, will be flanked by two more lanes on either side to give required width to the runway. The amount of concrete which will be used in the entire paving project, it was pointed out. would be enough to construct a four-lane highway from Blytheville to Memphis. (Courier News Photo) The Modern American — 'His Soul Shows Signs of Disease;' 'Better-Than-Ever Family Man New Body Styling In New Mercury Completely new exterior body styling that gives it a longer and wider look mark the major change made in the 1955 Mercury which goes on display here tomorrow. The new model Mercury will be displayed at the Still Motor Company at 101 West Walnut. While Mercury will present three series in Us 1955 line, only one, the Monterey, will be displayed here. The third member of the Mercury series, the Montclair. is entirely »ew this year. The other two series offered are the Monterey and the Custom. Canted headlights, a full-scope windshield and a more massive rear quarter panel are the dis- inguishing body changes made by Mercury. A choice of two engines — one developing 188 horsepower and the other 198 horsepower — is available in the new models. Inside Today's Courier New* RaiortMCki pmcwl SWC In put dchnM and vlctorlta but hut In toUl offense. . . . Major Uafue tradtt accent Minor League meeting. . . . SporU . . . P«r« « »nd Frail Dlonne qulti colkft . . . Pace I Televtalon ach*dul« . . . Fare 11 Faint Message Spurs Searchers Downed Plane Managed to Give Out Small Signal BOSTON, Mass. Ml — A faint radio mesage and an unsubstantiated report of sighted wreckage on a mountainside today spurred ground and air search for a Northeast Airlines plane downed yesterday with seven aboard. The brief radio voice message- transmitted "blind" for anyone who could pick ft up—read: "Emergency — down five miles northeast of Field Hill but ." The message then faded out. At about the same time a report attributed to a Civil Air Patrol pilot said wreckage of a plane had been sighted in the snowy wilderness of Bald Mountain, about five miles northeast of the airliner's Bervln Airport destination. However, the Air Force search coordinator said it had no word of the reported sighting. Disappeared The plane disappeared in snowy weather on a scheduled flight from Boston to the Berlin Airport at Milan. Immediately after report of the wreckage and the radio message—indicating that at least one of the missing seven persons still lived— search parties went into action. Nearly three score searchers moved into the Bald Mountain area. The party included litter bearers, mountain specialists, a medical referee and a doctor, a!l equipped with arctic clothing. Some 30 planes combed the area in flying conditions described as "extremely rough." The Berlin Aicport at Milan was closed due to poor visibility accompanying a heavy snowfall. From one to two feet of snow covered the ground In the search area. Robert L. Turner, airline vice president, said the radio message was sent on an emergency frequency , Pope Is Upchangtd VATICAN Ciry (>Pj — The condition of Pop* Pius XII, suffering from a recurrence of gastritis and hiccups, was reported little changed today. The 78-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church Is con' Home Unit Said More Solid Now By GEORGE W. CORNELL BOSTON f AP) — The American husband is becoming a homebody. That's the conclusion of family-life specialists of the National Council of Churches after some extended peeks into U. S. households. "There is a growing solidarity within the American family." said Methodist Bishop Hnzcn G. Werner, of Columbus, Ohio, chairman of the council's Department of Family Life. "We can see clear signs of the domestication of husbands and fathers." Homebound Instead of gadabouts and rovers, he said, they're becoming homebound creatures who help to the shopping at the supermarket and putter in home workshops with "do-it-yourself" equipment. The department recently concluded exhaustive surveys in three cities — Dayton, Ohio; Cedar Rapids, Mich., as a preliminary to setting up family counseling clinics. About 1,100 volunteers have been trained to serve in church programs in the three localities to help solve family problems, in i cooperation with other social agencies. Similar projects are planned in other communities n. the future , No Sheltering . | And he added that there was also an abandonment of a fad to i shelter children from any kind of problems — a policy which he said produced "soft souls for a hard existence." "You might say there is a healthy movement back, to the woodshed, ' he said. "There's less of this domination and blighting of lives with kindness, so that children lack the bllity to make decisions." NEW MDDC HEAD -^ Don S Foster, former industrial and public relations counselor at Belleville, 111., Monday night was selected as executive vice president of the Missouri Delta Development Commission, the new organization formed to develop more job opportunities in the seven cotton counties of Southeast Missouri. Poster was employed by the MDDC's executive committee. Bonds Lost In Court Here Allen Lloyd was fined $25 and costs and sentenced to two days In Jail on a charge of petit larceny in Municipal Court this morning. Three bonds were forfeited vester- day by persons charged with traffic violations. Missouri Wire Bound Box, Co. Inc.. forfeited $250 bond on a charge of aiding and abetting shipment ot merchandise under Improper bill of laden while John A. Lasslett and Coleman Findley forfeited $123 bonds each on charges of hauling for hire without a permit. Osceola Kiwanis Plans Program lined diet. to bed and U on i Is con- ji a strict MI OSCEOLA—The Annual Klwanh Queen night, honoring the wives of Kiwanis members, will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Elementary School. A program will be given In con- Junction with the dinner and door prizes furnished by local merchants ' will bt awarded. Four Are Hurt In Accident Near Manila MANILA — Four persons were hospitalized this morning for in- juried received in a two-car collision on Highway 77 about five miles south of here. Those injured were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thorne of Osceola, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Burrow of Mountain Home and H. D. Harmon, of Manila. Mr. Burrow, 86, unconscious and suffering from cuts about face and head, shock and internal injuries, and Mr. Thorne, cut head and lip, were taken to St. Bernard Hospitai in Jonesboro for further treatment after receiving first aid at Ration Hospital here. ! Mrs. Thorne, still In Ration Hospital, received a cut lip while Mrs. I Burrow, 80, received a bruised i let* but was not hospitalized. Still unconscious and being treated for a slight brain concussion at Ration Hospital is Mr. Harmon, The accident occurred about 9 a.m. today when Mr. Harmon, mall route carrier out of Manila Post Office, turned across the highway and was Silt by the Thorne car, traveling In the opposite direction, according to Investigating officers. Mr. and Mrs, Burrow were rld- ir in the Thorne car which was en route to Jonesboro from Osceola. Damage to the Thorne vehicle amounted to about $600 while the other car received some $200 worth of damage, the officers said. Deputy Sheriff Lee Baker of Ma- New Moral Laxness Is Seen By ALTON I- BLAKSLEE AP Science Reporter MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — An ominous "spiritual disease" seems to be spreading, a prominent physician declared today, and a change of heart is needed to fight il. "The physical and mental health of our people t.s relatively good, hut there is evidence of spiritual disease." Dr. Julian f. Price, pediatrician of. Florence, S.C., told the American Medical Assn. He said the signs Include "laxness of morals in our national government in recent years — the hold which organized vice ha.s upon legislative and social life — dishonesty and corruption In various state and local governments. Crime Increase "The increase in crime in our teen-age population — the evidence of bribery and unethical conduct in amateur athletics — the effort made by .many to cheat on their income tax. "The mad search for pleasure which causes our people to spend four times as much for alcoholic beverages as they do for religious and welfare activities — the in loads which the doctrine of iiLheis- tic communism is making upon the thinking of some of our citizens." Dr. Price, a member of the AMA's Board of Trustees, declared the only remedy "lies in a change of heart." Rebirth Asked "It is my sincere belief that the greatest need of our country today —and of our profession—-is a .spiritual rebirth, a return to God and Senate Censure Is Seen as Surety * * * # * * *y McCarthy Flatly Predicts It By JOHN CIIADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A vole to censure Son. McCarthy (R-Wis) seemed in the cards as the Senate approached the hour of decision today. With voting slated to start late in the day, McCarthy himself predicted a "completely one-sided" verdict against him. * Democratic senators said privately they expected their ranks to hold virtually solid for censure. Republicans were forecasting a close division In their lineup. Since OOP and Democratic strength In the 06-man Senate Is about equal a Republican split could swing the majority vote Jack Rowlings Gets Quick Jury Acquittal JONESBORO — A former Blythcvillc resident was found innocent in Federal Court here yesterday of charges of interstate transportation of false securities. After less than 30 minutes dcllb- * crnbton, the Jury declared John V. (Jack) Rawllngs not guilty of Knowingly sending a worthless check through banking channels from Blythcvillc to Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Rawllngs. his wife and four Blytheville men testified for the defense at yesterday afternoon's session of the court. Taking the stand as character witnesses for Mr. Rawlings were William Wyatt, Jlmmlc Edwards, Jim Smothermon and James Nebluit. Testifying in his own behalf. Mr. Riiwlings contended that lie did not know the draft, given to him by E. C. Burnett, also u former BlytheviUe resident, was worthless and said ho deposited it, in his company's account in good faith. Was Manager Here Rnwllngs. who now lives in St. Louis, WHS accused of knowingly sending a worthless draft lor $0,087 from the BlylhevUle of lice of Deltu Loan and Finance Company through banking channels to Kansas City. At tin; time Rawlings was nnum- Bur of Delta Loan and Finance. The draft was made out to Burnett Auto Salen of Blytheville, nnd hhd been given to RtiwllngR by E. C. Burnett In connection with a transaction between the auto and finance companies, It had been drawn on a Kansas City bank by Johnson Auto Sales and was signed by Oscar Johnson. No Record The bank refused to honor the rhodt because it had no record of a Johnson Auto Sales account. Burnett, who entered n plea of guilty to a similar charge and turned state's evidence, testified Monday that Rawtlngs knew at the time Unit the draft was no good. Other prosecution witnesses included three FBI agents, R. A. Porter, vice president of Farmers Bank mid Trust Company, and Hairy Truehart, an official of the oKnsus City bank. Sentence for Burnett on his plea ol guilty has not been levied by presiding Judge Thomas C. Trimble of Lonoke. County's 1955 Acreage! 89,721 Figures Released For Cotton Counties Of Arkansas LITTLE ROCK W — County cotton-growing allotments for 3055 have been announced by the State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Allotments for Arkansas' 75 counties total 1,526,204 acres. 'Hie balance of the 1,52!), 704 an res allotcd to Arkansas by the U. S. Department of Agriculture under the fed- [ oral crop control program will be .saved for new farms, late corrections and hardship ca.se;>. To County Committees County ASC committees will ap- ber they are men and citizens \ portion their allotments to Individ- as well a.s holders ol M.D. degrees, | unl (arms. Farmers must stay that they should be active in com- within the acreage limit to qualify munity life, particularly in educa-' Uon, in work for boys and girls, in charitable and philanthropic organizations. Community TB Chairmen Named They'll,Conduct Seal Sale Drive On Local Levels Community chairmen to direct the I0f>4 Christmas Seal sale drive on local levels were announced today by W. J. Denton of Osceola, county seal drive chairman. The 1954 Christmas Seal sale drive was launched recently by Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association with the mailing of .seals to county residents, -The drive for funds to fight tuberculosis will continue until after Christmas. In announcing the various community chairmen, Mr Denton stated "the succe.s.s of the county'a annual campaign will be attributable to the volunteer community chairmen,' Over 8,000 letters have been mailed out by the Tuberculosis Association to county residents telling of the association's work and askinf for financial .support. Mrs. Byron Moore, Mrs, Max Usroy ami C. L. McWators were mimed to serve as Blytheville chairmen and nay Mann will head the drive in Osceola. Other community chairmen include: Yurbro. Mrs. Herbert Mulllns; Manlla-Blackwa tor-Shady Grove, Wllllnm Borow.sky; Lo.sl Cane' \Vhi-stlevllle-Ro.seliind, Mrs. Aaron Williams; Barfield, Mrs. J. C. Ellis; Leachvllle, Atherton Hielt; Dell, Mrs. .John Miles Miller; Number Nine, Mrs. William Wyatt; Clear Lake, Mrs. Albert Burks; New Liberty, Miss Frances Long; Lilies Corner, Mrs. James Middle ton; Gosnell, Jerry Prankum; Armorol, Mrs. Jack Adkl.ssrm; Half Moon, Mrs. B. F. Gay; Huffman- Forty & Eight, Mrs.. John O'Neal; Lone Ook, Shelby McCook; Luxora, Mrs. William Johnson; Victoria, Mrs. Winston Hoover; Bassett. Mr.s. W. B. Burkett; Kciser, Mrs. J. T. Polk; Burdette, Mrs. Jim Tompkins; Cai'son-Grlder-Driver, Mrs. James El.slnndcr; Wilson, Dwight Anderson; Joiner, Chalmers H. Lowrance; Frenchman's Bayou, Mr.s. Leslie Speck; West Ridge-Etowah, Mrs. R. E. Tettleton; Dye-ss, Mr.s. J. C. Thames; Whit- ton-CliRlford, Mrs. Jess Forrester; Million Ridge, William Holoway, Jr.; Bondsville, Mrs. Blanche G. Holmes. His eternal principles. And the rebirth mast cime in the heart ol the average citizen—and in the average doctor of medicine." He called upon doctors to remem "The basic unit of a community the type of home which Its families have built." Dr. Price said. and Gene ^ I man. Investigated. , state police- for federal price .supports. Here's the county breakdown on Arkansas' cotton allotment: Arkansas 11.680, Baxter 122, Boonn 44, Cnlhnun 5,392, Chicot is the family — and whether the j 32,717, Clay 44,092, Cleveland 6,543. community l.s .strong or weak, cner- Conway 9,315, Crawford 490, ross gctlc or lazy, moral or immoral, 40,155, Dc.sha 45,303, Faulkner 17,- wlll depend to a large degree upon | 866, Pulton 1,209, Grant 1,277. '" Hempstead 13,822, Howard 3,214, I/nrd 3,248, Jefferson 70,325, Lafayette 16,353, Lee 63,68, Little River 6,fi05, Lonoke 55,103, Marlon 125, Mississippi 189,721, Montgomery HO, Newton $0. Perry 1,«44, Pike 576, Polk 98, Prnlrte 11,927, Randolph 11,327, Saline 173. Searcy 272, Sevier 981, Stone 270, Van Burcn 1,684, White 30.122, Yell 7,136, Ashley 27,681, Bcnton 5. Bradley 7,933, Carroll None, Clark 5,906, Clcburnc 5,455, Columbia 18,005, Cralghead 89,409, Crlt- tendon 101,752. Dallas 3,392, Drew 16,228, Franklin 716, Garland 38, Greene 42,492, Hot Spring 913. Independence 8,287, Jackson 48,040, Johaion 1,075, Lawrence 22,753, Lincoln 35,816, Logan 2,293, Madison none. Miller 13,658, Mon- Memphis to Build Own Power Plant MEMPHIS fTPf—Cily commissioners said today they had agreed Memphis should build its own RUnm plant If TVA can't supply the city'* needs. "We all discussed it, in the mayor's office," said Commissioner Joe Boyle, "and that's what we all thought." At present the city gets Its power from TVA. But huge atomic plant demands, plus the Tennessee Valley's expanding economy, has nearly outstripped the TVA's power capac- ron -13.013. Nrvada fi,884, Ouachlta 13,931, Phillips 67,256. Are Held On Larceny Charge CARUTHERSVILLE — Three Hnytl, Mo., Negro men are being held In the Pemiscot County jail here today on a charge of grand larceny, pending preliminary hearing !n Magistrate Court here Thursday. Vcrnan Hunter, Jessie Mo.sley and Armeekel Hill were arrested in Haytl by Night Officer C. J. ^ j Frankum about 10 p. m, Saturday. I ThursdaV The trio was transfered to coun-' SQU ^ n ' tn |j ty jail Sunday afternoon. They are accused of stealing two tires from Albright's Service Station in Haytl Saturday. They allegedly stole the tires while a puncture pn Hunter's car was being repaired. needed for censure. Debate Begins Under n unanimous consent agreement adiptcd at McCarthy's request, limits on debate start at 3 p.m. While this heralds some voting today, the final showdown of the extraordinary session begun Nov. 8 is- not expected until tomorrow or perhaps Friday. Yesterday's day-long debate saw Senators Brown (R-Nev), Mundt (R-SD) and Martin (R-Fa) taking the flior In McCarthy's behalf. Senators Pulbrfght (D-Ark), Lehman (D, L\b-NY) and Bennet (R- Utah) spoke for censure. But McCarthy, who attended th» session only late and briefly, Indicated once again-he doesn't think the speechmnking will change the vote. "One-Sided" "It will be a completely one- sided vote," he said In an interview. "Most of the Democrats and most of the left-wing or self-styled liberal Republicans," he said, will "vote for censure." There was some confusion over just what will be voted on first. The customary procedure would be for the Senate to net first on the amendments proposed by the special censure committee to the IrlglmU resolution Introduced by Sen. Flunders (R-Vt) to condemn McCarthy's conduct. However, Sen, Dirkson (R.-HW said he would like to get a vote first on a substitute proposal he has drafted. Sen. Watfcins (R- Utnh), chairman of the special committee, said he would oppose that. Dlrksen Move Dlrksen suld his substitute,.without mentioning McCarthy, would put the Senate in record as saying that some senators have gone to extreme.': but Unit the Senate had been Inx in enforcing Its rules. It also would call on the Senate to study rules changes next year. The special committee, composed of throe Republican and throe Democratic senators, held hearings on 46 charges filed (igainst McCarthy and recommend* rd he be censured on the grounds that: J. He obstructed the legislative process by fulling to cooperate with a Senate elections subcommittee that probed Into his financial affairs In 1951-52, and by denouncing its members. "Abuse" 2. He unjustifiably nbu-sed Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, a decorated combat veteran, in questioning him nt n one-man hearing last February. These two specific counts have been offered by the special committee as amendments to the original, generalized censure rso- iutlon introduced by Flanders. Another amendment, offered Monday by Bennett, would censure McCarthy for calling the Watklns committee Ihe "unwitting handmaiden" of the Communist party nd for describing Watkins as "cowardly" and "stupid." Dehale Is Stormy The stormy debate yesterday produced two of the most staunchly pro-McCarthy speeches yet heiird on the Sennle floor. Mundt, a long-time McCarthy friend and chairman of the Army- McCarthy hearings subcommittee la.st .spring, said a vote of censure would "shrivel and shrink" the See MCCARTHY on Page 7 Weather Deaths Are Down LITTLE ROCK f/P)—Forty five traffic fatalities were reported to the State Police Department, last month, compared to 61 deaths on Arkansas highways in November, 1053. November deaths bring the total number of traffic fatalities in Arkansas so far this year to 362, By the same time last year 402 highway death! had been reported. ARKANSAS — Cloudy to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and •occasional light, vain afternoon; turning colder this afternoon and tonight; lowest tonight 25-35 northwest to 35-45 southeast. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy and rather cold this afternoon with northerly winds mostly clear tonight and Thursday; colder tonight and southeast Thursday; low tonight 15 extreme northwest to 20a southeast; high Thursday 30s northeast to 40s southwest. Minimum thin morning—42. Mnxlmum yesterday—55. Sunrise tomorrow—6:49. Sunset today—4:50. Monn lemperMure (midway between liiRh nnd low—48.5. Precipitation ln.it 24 hours to 7 a.m. -none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 31,38, This Date Lut Year Mnxlmum yenterday—55. Minimum this morning—14. Precipitation January 1 to data — 38.82.

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