The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 2, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NXWBPAFSR OT WOBTKEAST ARKANSAS XNQ SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 213 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 2, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS S-D Day Traffic Toll Soars 69 Deaths Reported In 24-Hour Period By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's traffic deaths on Safe Driving Day yesterday ran considerably higher than last year's toll of 51. Although final figures were not expected until later today, an Associated Press .survey for the 24- hour period showed at least 65 dead. An AP survey on Thursday. Nov. 17, made for comparison with the S-D Dfly toll, counted 69 deaths. Although S-D Day fatalities were higher this year than in 1954, it State Apparently Had Deathless Day LITTLE ROCK Wi — Arkansas may have gone through national Safe Driving day without a traffic fatality. Shortly after last midnight, State Police headquarters here said that it had not received any reports of i fatal traffic accident. appeared that nearly half the states observed the day without a single traffic death. The survey fllso disclosed that most of the major cities, including New York, Chicago and Detroit, had no fatalities. None In New England The biggest cities reporting were Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, each with one 1 fatality. No traffic fatalities were reported in New England. There were three See S-D DAT on Page 16 Negroes Ordered To be Impaneled Pemiscot Judge Rules on Motion Of Attorney CARUTHERSVILLE—Motion of a Negro's attorney has resulted in the order by Circuit Judge Fred Henley that Sheriff John Hosier see that some Negroes are among a panel of 2. persons to appear in Circuit Court here today. If Negroes serve on the jury. It will be the first time for a Negro to serve on a jury in Perniscot County Circuit in 20 years, according to court officials. The trial of Willie Robertson, Negro, charged with felonious assault and attempted robbery, was postponed from, yesterday when his lawyer, Elmer Peal, filed a motion that the 24-man jury panel be quashed because no Negroes were among the prospective jurors. No Specific Number Judge Henley sustained the motion and told officers to get 24 more men, "including some colored people," for today's court session. The judge said he did not specify how many Negroes should be among the panel members and explained the special panel would lie used for only the Robertson trial. Henley said the special panel had to be selected because the United See NEGRO on Page 16 Orders Woman To TB Clinic Judge W. Leon Smith Invokes New Statute A 1955 legislative enactment for the control of tuberculosis was put into effect for this first time in this Chancery District yesterday by Chancellor W. Leon Smith. Judge Smith ordered the return to McRae Sanatorium, at Alexander, of Evelyn Williams, 27, an active tubercular. The.Negro woman had been a patient at the hospital, but had left it without permission, according to Dr. J. E. Beasley. county health officer, in a court petition. She was living in Blytheville with a family of seven and could not be isolated in her home, the petition continued. Asked by the court whether she felt she should comply with the petition for her readmission to the hospital, the woman said that she should. She waived a seven-day waiting period for appeal and Judge Smith issued thc order sending her to McRae. The new law was passed by the legislature last February in an attempt to control the communication of the disease. MINISTERIAL OFFICERS — The Rev. Harold Eggensperger (left), pastor of First Methodist Church, this morning was elected president of- Blytheville's Ministerial Alliance. Dr. C. Frank Pitts (standing), First Baptist Church pastor, was named vice president and J. P. Garrott was re- elected secretary. The Rev. Mr. Eggensperger succeeds the Rev. O. M. Sanford, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church. Alliance meets first Friday of every month for a 7:30 breakfast session. (Courier News Photo) CIO Okay Completes Merger of Unions By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK (AP) — The AFL and CIO merged today into a single federation of 16,000,000 members — largest organized labor force in the free world. The CIO voted overwhelming approval in its final convention session in the Hotel New Yorker. The AFL endorsed the merger unanimously in its convention in the Hotel Statler yesterday. On Member Issue: U N Eyes Focused On Formosans UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Diplomats waited for Nationalist China to indicate today whether she would ease off on her threat to veto Outer Mongolia's application for U. N. membership. With Russia vowing to veto the-5 : — r — 13 non-Communist applicants it Bosses Will Be Honored Monday Blytheville Jaycees wiU honor bOMC» ot Jaycee members at a "Howe*' Night" banquet at 7:30 Monday night at the Razorback. Frank Ashby Is in charge of u- Outer Mongolia and four other Red candidates fail to clear the Security Council, interest was focused on China's first appearance this afternoon in the Special Political Committee's membership debate. Canada and 27 other nations are backing a resolution before the committee calling for admission of all 18 applicants. Must Veto Sources close to the Nationalists said they feel they must Outer Mongolia a,s a Russian satellite in Asia and a companion of the Red Chinese. The membership debate opened yesterday with an appeal by Paul Martin of Canada for acceptance of thc 18 and a warning from Russia that unless all five Communist The combined organization, to be known as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations will meet in convention Monday in the 71st Re;>iniet Armory here. The CIO stamp of. endorsement came over heated objections from Michael J. Quill, president of the 90,000-member Transport Workers Union, composed largely of New York City bus and subway em- ployes. Opposed to Merger In a roll call vote, Quill recoi'd: cd his union as opposed to the [ merger. j Quill argued that the merger { would place the CII under an AFL thumb. He charged also that the proposed constitution of the combined organization lacked sufficient safeguards against racial discrimination, racketeering anc 1 inter : unon raiding. A array of other CIO leaders took issue with Quill's stand. They included WaKer P. Keuther, CIO president; David J- McDonald, head of the steelworkers; and Joseph A. Beirne,, president of the communications workers. They said that, even if there were disagreement over actual wording of the constituion, the I new organization could be depended upon to implement the See MERGER on Page 16 Top Defense Aides Meet With Ike Slick Roads Fail to Stop Eisenhower By ED CREAGH GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower, nearing the point of final decision on next year's military budget, conferred today with Secretary of Defense Wilson and ! Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Eisenhower drove the three miles from his farm home to his post office building offices over roads made slippery by an early morning snow. Wilson and Radford said the going was slippery on their 8-mile drive from Washington. • . Wilson and Radford joined the President at 9:32 a.m., just two minutes late for the appointment and seven minutes after Eisenhower drove up, attired in a camel hair topcoat. Top defense officials have forecast the 1956-57 fiscal year will call for spending at about the present rate, 34"-2 billion dollars a year, for defense purposes. Agreement Near Agreement on a final budget figure may be reached next Tuesday, when Wilson will return with Budget Director Rowland Hughes for another conference with the President. Military spending undoubtedly figured in yesterday's top-secret session of the National Security Council, attended by Wilson, Radford, and more than a dozen other key officials at Camp David, in the Catoctin Mountains. New Pony Eisenhower went to and from the chilly mountaintop retreat by car from his Gettysburg farm. At the Eisenhower farm here something new has been added— a pony. , Newsmen learnec 1 late yesterday that the 5-year-old brown and white pony was presented as a gift to the President's three grandchildren by J. R. Lackey of Asheville, N.N., earlier in 4he week. Its name Little David, which happens also to be the name of the President's oldest grandchild. David and his sisters Barbara Ann and Susan already had another pony, Tony, presented by a Texas friend. Congress to Be Asked For More School Aid ¥¥** **** Parley Endorses Federal Help By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON (AP) — A new drive for federal school aid, particularly in construction, seemed to be rolling ahead today in the wake of its impressive endorsement by the White House Conference on Education. As the four-day meeting ended last night, Secretary of Welfare Folsom told the 1,800 delegates President Eisenhower was ready to ask Con^re.'-.s for, "a broadened and improved" program of federal aid for school construction. A few minutes earlier, the con- foresee had greeted with rifling applause a statement that the delegates had approved a stepped up aid program by more than 2-1. The leaders of the 600,000-member National Education Assn. hailed this report and five others as "nothing, short of marvelous." Labor Satisfied John Buford of Mount Verno'n, 111., the NEA president, labeled the conference "one of the greatest e\er held." Labor union leaders,, who had treatened a floor fight if the conference's position on federal aid wasn't strong enough to suit thi.-m, apparently were satisfied with the outcome. The conference report agi eed wiih Polsom's statement that the aid should be distributed among all aware of educational needs in hundreds of places. 3. It will help speed passage of a bill by Rep. Kelley (D., Pa.) to pro- the states and that the states should I vide 400 million dollars a year for decide how it should be spent. | distribution by The report called on the states to sepnd the money "only on a basis of demonstrated needs." Folsom's statement, which he said followed a conference with the President. followed the same general pattern. The secretary said; According- to Need "Federal 'assistance, while nationwide In scope, benefiting all states, should be distributed according to need." Dr. William G. Carr, the NEA's executive secretary, told a news conference he thought the conference would have three positive results: 1. It will lead to "state action" in solving many pressing schoo problems. 2. Many people will be made more states to distressed school districts. Elevating Teacher Carr approved the conference's stand on "elevating tachers 1 standards" and on refusal to "cut bacfc to the three R.'s." Folsom drew applause when he said: "If we are to meet our classroom needs soon enough, the federal government must help raise some of the funds for school buildings." He also was applauded when he told the delegates: "I am confident in the weeks ahead this administration will present to Congress a broadened and improved program of federal assistance to help erase the classroom de- See SCHOOLS on Page 16 CHAMBER PRESIDENT — S. applicants make the grade, the deal E. Tune yesterday was named is off. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon and tonight, showers and scattered thundershowers late tonight and Saturday, turning cooler Saturday. Sunday cloudy and much colder. High this afternoon mid 40s to low 50s, low tonight Low to mid 40s. MISSOURI—Cloudy and warmer with increasing south to southeast winds this afternoon and tonight; occasionnl rain or drizzle east, much colder over state by evening and with occasional snow by afternoon or evening; low tonight near 30 extreme northwest to the 40s southeast; hiRh Saturday 30-35 northwest to the 50s southeast.- Maximum yesterday—35. Minimum thla morning—33, Sunrise tomorrow—6:50. Sunset today—4:4U. Mfifin temperature—34. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)—.51. Precipitation Jan. 1 to rtnLe—47.64. This hair T.asi Year Maximum yesterday—5fl. Minimum this morning—35. Precipitation Jmi. 1 to U»t«— 33.M, president of Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce for 1956. He succeeds R. M. Logan. Other officers named yesterday include R. A. Porter, first vice president: Charles Brogdon, second vice president, and Robert L. Wade, Jr., who was re-elected treasure- fir. New board members were on hand for yesterday's session, which was largely organizational. Jaycees Plan Awards Banquet Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce's Distinguished Service Awards banquet will be held Jan. 16 next year, according to an announcement today by Lc-c Crowe, Jaycee chairman for the event. The Jaycees annually honor Blytheville's outstanding young man of the year at the banquet, held during Jaycee Week. Also to be honored will be key members of the Jaycee club, and a public official will be named to receive Award. the Good Government 37 Missionaries To Arrive Here They'll Speak In Baptist Churches Over County Thirty-seven Baptist missionaries, who have served in varied parts of the world, will be on hand in the 40 Baptist churches of the county Sunday to tell of their experiences in mission work. They will represent missions in Brazil. China, Japan., Chile, Nigeria, Hawaii, Lativa under Communist j lor declared: rule) and Columbia, as well as vari- Soviet s World Dominance Aim Scored by Adenauer By BRACK CURRY BONN, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Konrad Adenauer declared today Soviet leaders "are convinced that the Soviet Union will one day rule the world." "Against this view the West must make clear its conviction that freedom is stronger than slavery," the Chancellor told Parliament. Khrushchev Blasts West's 'Stupidity' In Rangoon Talk Deputies cheered and applauded when the 79-year-old leader rose | for his first speech since he became ill early in October. Approve Resolution At the conclusion of the debate, the deputies approved by a show of hands a resoultion appealing to the Soviet Union "to fulfil), the obligation accepted by' the Soviet Union j ior the reunificaton of Germany by man people and the interest of European security." It said reunification would provide the basis of lasting peace between the German and Soviet peoples. The resolution called on Adenauer's government to continue all efforts to attain reunification in cooperation with the U. S., British and French governments. Only the Socialists opposed the resolution. Their reason wa.s that it contained a blanket approval of government, policy. The Socialists, argue that West German membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been an obstacle to German unity. Speaking in a firm, clear voice, Adenauer commented briefly on the d.e m a n d by opposition Socialist leader Erich OHenhauer for direct German - Russian negotiations on German unification. The Chancel- RANGQON, Burma (AP) — From a seat in one of the Buddhist world's most venerated shrines, Nikita S. Khrush- ous missions in America. Getting them all together in Mississippi County at the same time is the result of two years work by Rev. John D. Gearing, county missionary, and the County Baptist Association. Here a Week The missionaries will be. in the! county through next Friday night. They'll rotate from church to j church each night. Services begin! at 7:30 p.m. j They'll fill pulpits in practically ( all Baptist churches in the county at Sunday morning's services. A snennl .session has bc-rn scheduled for Negro Eaptisus at 2 p.m. Thursday at True Light Baptist Church in rilvfhevilk-. Another ^rrnip will uo to Southern Baptist College at Walnut Ridue for mission empha. ; program and others will speak at Osceoln's Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, at Luxora's Kiwanis Club and at various public schools over tho county- Home and Foreign Mission boards of thc Southern Baptist Convention made the missionaries available for the week. Great Danger "Our policy is not standing; sllll I recognize the danger that tho population of Communist East Ger- Scc SOVIET on Page 16 chev launched a bitter, impromptu tirade today against the "stupidity" of Western nations. —• >j» Rco-faced with anger and pointing his finger wildly ,the Soviet Communist party chieftain accused the United States and France of attempting to kidnap a Russian visitor. He also had -some derisive words for the British. Khrushchev spoke out as he rested in the 2,000-year-old Shwe Dagon (Golden Pagoda), after ch'mb- ms ^ nearly 200 steps to the heart of - tfte famous temple. He and So- Wili Share viet Premier Nikolai Bulganin /- •- were touring Rangoon shrines on uenerosiry thc second "day of their week's visit to Burma. After William Chatting with Burmese ambas- Jaycees Again Plan Yule Party farade Set, Unless Rain Has Last Word Unless weather worsens at the last moment, tonight's Christmas parade will be held as scheduled, Jada McGuire, secretary-manager, of the Chamber of Commerce, said today. The parade of 11! religions floats, five bands and a Santa Glaus will march West on Main Street from Lnciedc. It will turn North nt Fifth to Walnut, then E;isl to the city h;iil where it will disband. It is .scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Plans were announced today for the annual Blytheville Jaycee Christmas party for underprivileged children to be held at the Jaycee Clubroom Dec. 23. Blytheville theaters, Future Farmers of America, the Kiwanis Club, .schools and other civic ori^;iniza- tions once again will lend a hand in the worthy project which annually provides food, fruit and toys underprivileged to more children than 300 Blvtheville. Trapped Diver Ready to Go Again Movies Set Tu-o movies on Dec. 22, will begin proceedings. Admittance will be sained by giving toy.-;, cjinned Roods or fruit. The movies will be at the Ritz at 10 a.m. and at Ihe Mox at 2:30 p.m. J;m:tn's will bt-fcin t'oHeciion of old toys tomorrow and will continue on following Saturdays until ChnMimis week. FFA boys at the High School will repair and paint the toys. Toys to be donated should be left in a box in the front, yard and Jayrees will pick, them up. A telephone cull at 2-2751 will bring a JiU'cee to your house to get to\ BlyMievilie High School students and other groups will exchange gifts to be donated to thc Jaycees for the party. s.idor to Russia Maung Ohn and foreign correspondents, Khrushchev admired the temple's few food carvings, then lashed out: "England (which freed Burma in 1948) did not exist before William the Conqueror. "Your temples are 2,000 years old and theirs only 1,000 years .— yet they call you savages and barbarians." "Stupid Mistake" Next came a discussion of architecture — and of the case oi Russian architect Alt-sunder V. Vlao\ who e \ oik \\ i 1 - con nitd by the Soviet government while he was touring the United States and France with other Russian archi tects. By VERN HAUGLANI) OLOMONS, Md. *(/P) — Amazing Joe Tallarico, apparently unharm- -ed after being trapped nenrly nine hours in the chilly depths of the ' Patuxent River, said today, "I'm ready to go down again right away." The 35-year-old Navy diver walk- cried unassisted lust night, from a decompression chamber where ha had spent four hours after being' lifted from the floor of the river, 120 feet down. Tallarico, a former Chicogoan with 10 years' experience as a diver wns caught below when his lines became fouled on nn anchor Attached to a test mine he had Rone down to recover. Worked In Relays Flilccn other Navy divers worked in relays to free him from waters off the naval ordnance laboratory test facility about 70 miles southeast of Washington. Afterwards, Tallarico told newsmen: "The toughest part was the cold. After I had been down four hours I got disgusted — I thought I never would come up again. "Did I say any prayers? Plenty of them." Tallarico's slender, dark - eyed wife Carmela pressed through thi circle of newsmen and rushed into her husband's nrms. Joe kissed her fervently. Then at the request of cameramen he kissed her (\Kfiin, patted her shoulder as she fought back tears. Tnllarlco dived launch, yesterday from n morn Inn Navy lor » routine job. Requiring not moreiRencgar managed to get to Talla^ than 18 minutes. '' irco and the slow process of bring- : He had been in the water about ing him to the surface — along with 15 minutes when he reported his air < tile mine on which he was ~ ""' hose fouled around thc anchor. Base Helps Out Boatswains Mate William G. Fisher of WillianiKport, Pa., went down and found Tallarico literally pinned to the mine. "I struggled tor almost 30 min- ii Bccmisc Tiillarico under terrible' BIythcvillo High School choir, un- dcr direction o[ Mrs. Wilson Henry, water compression so long, doctors thc gir | s . tr)o and soloist Emily Da- 0.1 the rescue launch warned that ,„„„ performed at, a dining hall nt him up immediately would Hiv . lhcvil , c Air Force B nse ycstcr- kill him. So despite the cold utes and I had almost worked Tnl- iol]fi f, xpasure| thl , lifting operation Inrlco's lines clear wlien the tide grabbed me and pulled me away," Fisher said. "It was nn awful (cec- ing to hnve to come to Ihe surface- without him." Other divers went down, one alter the other, but could not even reach Tallarico In the now-rushing tide. Slow Process Finally Chicl Gunners Mate Gray day in behalf of the county Tuberculosis Association campaign. Rockie Smith School ot Dancing's halted every dozen feet or so to, give his body A chance to adjust, j Gn|1 Brogdon Rlso was on the pro- Thc task continued under the: gram. boat's spotlights after darkness • Todny, Ronnie Paye Etchieson, fell. Finally, at 7 p.m., Joe came ! rt |. so a Smith pupil, will perform nt to the surface. j the bnso. Tho boat raced ashore. There an i Mrs. Frances Gnmmill, executive La. He's a hftV- nmbulnncc rushed him 100 ynrds to jSL-a-ptary of thc Association, said Ing served in the Pacific in World the building housing the docompres- [ ihe base cnmpagin will net between Sec lUVKR on rage is $1^0 and 4200. I \K\V RECRUITER—SFC. M|k« Frost has been assigned permanently to Blytheville as the Army recruiter and hr.s opened offices on the second floor of City Hall. Sergeant Frost, a native of Loulsl- .. ana. comes here from Fort Polk. War II and In thc Korean War. (Courifs News Photo),

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