BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 214 Blythevllle Courier Ely theville Daily News Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1955 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Demos, GOP Eye Merged Labor Unions By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK (AP) — The newly merged AFL-CIO today faced an almost immediate struggle by leaders of the two major political parties for the support of its 16 million members. — * Three 1956 presidential possibili' ties will address the unionists attending the first AFL-CIO convention here next week. While the speeches are not billed as "political," they can be expected to reflect the Republican? can woo some of the traditional Democratic strength away from he labor movement. The GOP will lead with its ace— President Eisenhower—in convention speechmaking. Eisenhower, who may or may not be a candidate for reelection, will address the delegates Monday by telephone from his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. Part-Negro Jury Finds Man Guilty Four Serve With Eight White Men in Pemiscot CARUTHERSVILLE — A Negro man was convicted by a jury corn- posed of four Negroes and eight white men in Pemiscot County Circuit Court, Friday atfernoon and he sentenced Lo two years in the Missouri State Prison at Jefferson City. Willie Robertson was convicted of felonious assault after an additional charge of attempted robbery was dismissed. The jury was the first with Negro members in the past 20 years in Circuit Court here, court officials said. The 39 - year - old Negro from Shreveport, La., was charged with beating Richard Taylor, 69-year-old Caruthersville Negro, here Sept. 1. A motion by Attorneys Elmer Peal and Alia Moeckel to dismiss the original jury because no Negroes were among the 24 prospective jurors was sustained Thursday by Judge Fred Henley, who ordered a new panel of 24, including some Negroes, to be summoned for Friday. According to a United States Supreme Court ruling, a panel could j be dismissed because no Negroes j were among the prospective jurors, ' the judge stated. . Those Serving i Negroes on the Jury were Leonard Washington, Rev. W. N. Carter, James Middleton and Nathan Givens. White jurors were Herbert Guest. Elmer Wheeler, Ardcn Speight, R. V. Dodd, R. L. Lunce- fortl, Al Dodd, Sammie Hamlett and Delmar Dodd. Curry Laval, Caruthersville bartender, pleaded guilty Friday to selling liquor without a license, a felony, and was sentenced to five days in jail and given a S300 fine. Five other liquor cases set for Friday were continued. They con- Democrats Came Later Democrats will get their chance later in the week to hold or strengthen their position. Gov. Averell Harriman, a poten^ tia candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will address the convention Tuesday. Adlai Stevenson, an announced Dem- ocraitc aspirant. get in the last word with a speech Thursday. The AFL and CIO completed their individual conventions yesterday, after ratifying the merger, and the, delegates were marking time pending the combined session tnonday in the list Regimental Armory on Park Ave. Eisenhower, .-ecuperating from his heart ailment, intended originally to send a written message to the convention. The telephone was decided upon Wednesday. Top unionists took this as a cue the President is backing his secretary of labor, James P. Mitchell, favor of a friendly approach to the unions. Some Republicans, notably Sen. Barry Gold water of Arizona and! Sen, William F. Knowland of California, have accused labor leaders of raising slush funds to Rain control of the Democratic party and the government. First Since Allack ! Possibly indicating the signifi-j cance the President attaches to; the occasion, it will be his first j "person to person" address since' he suffered the heart attack Sept. Here Comes Santa Claus! Thousands of wide-eyed children lined Blythe- vilie's streets last night to watch the city's annual Christmas parade, which is sponsored jointly by the Chamber of Commerce Merchants Division and the Ministerial Alliance. Police Chief John Foster estimated the crowd at between 12,000 and 14,000. Ten floats, Santa Claus and five bands were on hand to carry off the program. City police and Company M National Guardsmen were on hand to help handle traffic and crowds." Parade, termed one of best staged in history of event, is traditionally centered about the birth of Christ. Merchants Division gives churches an assist with float expenses. As promised, parade began promptly at 7:30. (See other Courier News pictures on Page 5J After Morning Conference; Martin Thinks Ike Will Run If Doctors Give Their Okay The President told the Republi-l can National Committee Thursday 0 he will play an active role 1956 presidential campaign, out committing himself whether he will be the ' world with- GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republican leader Martin voiced belief after a talk President Eisenhower today that the President will go after a second term "for the 's sake" if his doctors approve. cern Andrew Baxter Jr., charged j "MitchelT who also" wiM address with two counts of selling liquor on; ihe COMvenUon- on Tuesday, has taken the line in previous speeches that the nation has enjoyed unprecedented prosperity and employment under the Eisenhower administration. The speeches of Stevenson and are expected to be Sunday; Bobby Williams, charged with selling liquor to a minor; Claude Stallions and James Hill, both charged with selling liquor without a license. Upon motion of John Powlkcs. lawyer, Judge Henley dismissed a H-irrin "n~ charge of conducting a confidence' ' game against Willie Thompson. , ... approve Martin also told reporters ho hopes Congress can put through a tax cul next year thai , t the Russj , m ,, will benefit "the so-called little fellow." Hc said, however, this can be done only if (lie budget 1 is balanced, ™~ ~~~ " ' • * The veteran Massachusetts congressman gi.vc bis views in reporting- with watched with interest differences from any their. ce purposes in banks. Democratic nomination. Twenty-seven of the injured were serious condition to- GOP to Gain Strength In South; Hall Says By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall sees an upswing in GOP strength in the normally Democratic South, i frei s' n l ™" J ust outside But Adlai Stevenson puts a different reading on the'situation. i 6 ' 8 *' """' Fiery Train Wreck Kills 12 in Britain Russians Push Asia 'Selling'Into Burma By HAROLD K. MILKS RANGOON, Burma (AP) — Russia's two top men pushed into Burma's hinterland today on their "selling tour" of Southeast Asia. In Washington, Secretary of State Dulles joined Portugal's foreign minister in denouncing remarks made by the Soviet leaders on their Asian visit as an attempt "to foment hatred between the East and West." The Russian's host. Premier U if- tf. # %, # ^ Nu, canceled earlier plans to join Soviet Premier Bulganin and Communist party Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev Sunday in Mandalay. Pie will remain in Rangoon until the Russians return Monday for another two-day stay here. No reason for U Nu's change in plans was announced. The Russians' first scheduled stop on their junket into the provinces is Heho ii. the Shan .States. The current trip takes them into the heart of the region where armed guerrillas have long been active. Only two days ago an armed band descended on Maymyo in northern Burma and seized as postages two doctors, one Italian and the other Burmese, from the local headquarters of the U.N.- Affiliated World Health Organization. Discuss Economic Aid After visiting Mandalay, famed song; and story, the Russians ill spend Sunday night in May- nyo. Before taking off, reliable sources said, Bulganin and Khrushchev and their aides discussed possible Soviet economic assistance for Burma with U Nu and key members of his Cabinet. There was no immediate hint of .he direction such aid would take or of what conditions the Russians mi£?ht impose for providing it to this sn.it cgic-ally 'mportant country of 18 million inhabitants. Two years ago Burma rejected any U.S. economic assistance, saying it feared it might have political strings tied to it. The Burmese informants were at first reluctant io confirm that any aid alks took place. It was understood the discussion was at a luncheon m e e t i n g of Bulganin and Khrushchev with U Nu. During U Nu's recent visit to Moscow the Russians granted Burma five million dollars in commercial credits. At a banquet here last night. Bulganin declared "we are satisfied our personal contacts here have deepened our mutual understanding; of many international: problems." He was responding to o toast by the Burmese premier i to the Russian leaders and nation. Khruslu'lu'v Silent j While Bulganin spoke, Khrush-; chov sat silent. This contrasted with his performance Thursday niffht when the Red party boss chose an ancient Buddhist temple for an impromptu blast at the Hi"s e auSVe B co t ns I isted n m 60-million-dollar loan to launch this country's steel industry. TIGER FOR THE "BEAR"—Russia's top leaders, Party Chiet Nikita Khrushchev, left, and Premier Nikolai Bulganin, smile gingerly at their new tiger cub. The seven-month-old cub was presented to them during their visit to a state farm in Bareilly, India. ! From United States: Argentina to Get $60 Million Loan By STANLEV GODFREY BARNES, England (AP) — A train packed with homeward bound theatergoers crashed into a standing freight train : Hail after a meeting HUH the chief in this London suburb last night and burst into a searing mass executive last Monday. of flames. Twelve persons burned to death, and more than 50 , Ha " S!licl lhcn hc tho "? ht Eis ™others were injured. STta-i,T „Two " Two of the dead were children, than a minute at a time because ... 45-minulc conversation Eisenhower, who then went into another closed session with Senate Republican Lender Knowland of California. Martin stressed that hLs .second- term vie -R were his own. He .said he did not discuss the question with the President. But Martin's opinion almost, exnrny paraUoIed j N^rTi C rh' CSSt ' d b!T R ''""? i T!noyPd with you" over the exchange i with Henrv P. Holland, U.S. as- National Chanman Leonaid \\.i...;,,, T-I i,^ -m,,, ...^i,^,,,..,-, I _ ; _._... _._: _ ., _. .. . By BRUCE UKN'DKRSON BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The United States is preparing to & vc Argentina's drooping economy a shot in the ami — a the rnremn correspondents accompanying his party. Later Burmese government spokesman told the correspondents] "the Burmese army is very an-j The loan wns announced yesier- farm a day by Dr. Raul Prebisch, eco-l well as nomic adviser to provisional Pres-j id oilfield equipment technical advice. ident Pedro Arnmburu's govern-. mr.nt, after three-day talks here with Khrushchev. The spokesman ynored See the correspondents' RUSSIA on Tape 10 re- of the heat. Police Constable Thomas Oliver, Met With Know-land reported in serious condition to- Police Constable Thomas Oliver, Martin went into the President's day. 45, hacked his way into the enpj- office shortly before 9:03 a.m. An The electric train currying 150: neer's cabin and pulled out the hour and a half later Senate OOP passengers from London's West| trapped engineer. Bill Flanders leader Knowland of California End to their homes in the Thames | Passengers at the side of the track was due in for Valley ripped into the rear of the screamed as Oliver collapsed in might just possibly Barnes es west Hall voiced optimism for his*pa rty's Southern prospects in addressing a GOP fund-raising dinner in Atlanta last night. He called on Southern "oters to "get. under the banner D wight D. Eisenhower is currying" and help Ihe GOP win next year's presidential election. Stevenson, however, said his recent swine 1 throueh Florida has! „,.,.. . , ^ convinced him the 1956 Demo-j B - v Thc A*«»««tcd Press cratic presidential candidate will I Cooler weather is in store for carry that Southern state, which I Arkansas, but a cold front which voted for Eisenhower The former Illinois governor—i today the only avowed candidate for thej s tate Democratic presidential nomina-|' tion—was in Oklahoma City yes- Cooler Weather Due For State \ By Thc Associate j Cooler weather is [Arkansas, but a cold in 1952. | nnc | i K?pn ex p ec ted to move in late apparently will miss the The first conch overturned and dug' a path along an embankment the intense heat, but cheered ant sobbed as they saw him rise drag Flanders out. The conductor of tlie ireiuhi newsmen a.sked if he train was among those killed. H;.-. into polities with the meeting touch El- Nabbed by FBI CHICAGO f/Pi—John Allen Kend- riel:, 58, one of the FBI's 10-most- before stopping. shorted the car'? The collision! car and the last three cars on h;- power circuit. terday for the national convention of Young Democrats. Not at War Also on hand was Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, a possible Democratic; candidate who has been critical of StcVenson's call for an election campaign based on a program of "moderation." Stevenson and Williams told newsmen they're "not at war" with each other and are willing to talk over their dii'fcrences. Williams said no personality split was involved In his urging a "bold and progressive" campaign theme. The two men emphasized domestic issues in their talks before, the Young Democrats. Both hit ntj administration handling: of the I farm problem, Williams saying Secretary of Agriculture Benson would "leave more undone than done." Stevenson accused the administration of Inking a "hyprocrltlcnl approach" to domestic needs and being dominated by int-vnsts "in- 8e« GOP on Fate 10 , A spokesman at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said the sever cold wave "may touch Ihe northwest corner of the state, but it will not a fleet us otherwise." Thus. Arkansas probably will escape a siege of subfrcezing weather similar to that which enveloped the state earlier in the week. The "cool" air will be brought by a mild cold front moving from the west. Showers and thundershowers hit There WHS a moment's silence, and then the crumpled coach exploded into flames. Above Roar of Fire The screams of the trapped am injured sounded above the roar of the fire as dazed passengers from the rear coaches -sought to give aid. Railroad workers and uninjurec passengers tore at the wreckage witii their bare bands. They hurried the injured they could remove to houses along the tracks. The accident occurred below highway bridge. Firemen fought the flames from 20 feet above the wreck scene. The fire melted the asphalt roadway surface about the firemen and heated the steel bridge girders to a glowing red. Mrs. Anthony Alcock, who escaped with her husband from the flaming coach, snid "everyone behaved magnificently." Lost Shoes 'I believe everyone in our coin- train were gutted by fire. the southern portion of the slate ! partment got out," she added. "It last night and today. More rain and warm temperatures were forecast for this afternoon and tonight with the cooler weather moving into northwest Arkansas tonight and Sunday. McClellan Re-Elected NEW ORLEANS. Ln. M') - The Mississippi Va|l(iy Flood Control Association yesterday re-elected fien. John L. McClellan D-Ark us It.s president. The organization ended Its annual convention her* yesterday. was too late to help anyone else. We all lost our shoes as we ran safety across the live Peters, a 55-year-old blindly for rails." George oif-duty railway engineer, was ridlnpr In the third coach. He said his one though wns to cut off the electric current. ' "It was a nightmare." Peters said. "I threw a rod across the rails and cut off the power but the damage had been done by then." Peters said he tried to help Ihoso Irappcd In the first coach I but could not stay near It for mor* W. E. Hunt Dies in Osceola OSCEOLA—Willis Emmetle Hun!. 75, well-known Osceola resident oi many years, died at his home la. 1 - 1 night following a heart attack. Mr. Hunt, who came to Oscenla 1:1 1917, had been In ill-health since his retirement in 1949. For many years he owned and operated Hunts Grocery Co., hen 1 and later managed the Lee Wilson Grocery Co. In sceola until his retirement. He wns born in Stanton, Tenn . and was a mason and member ot Calvary Episcopal Church here. Services will be conducted at, l p.m. tomorrow at Calvary Episcopal Church by the Rev. J. Raymond Denton, priest in charge of St. Ste-' phens Episcopal Church in Blythe- vlUe. Burial will be in Forrest Hi.J Cemetery In Memphis with Swift Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Katherlne Murphcy Hunt; iu o brothers, Noble Hunt of Tupelo, Miss., C. F. Hunt of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Moore of Mem- \vanted men who has served most sonhower's second-term plans. j of the hist 32 years in prisons, was Martin disavowed any intention' nrrestiul by FBI a»enLs in a Loop to talk of suc-li matters. When I hotel last nlt»ht. /,ht delve Koncirirk. identified by FBI agents •f Ex<-eu-| as u "hardened gunman" involved ] in a number ot shootings and wi;h a record of escapes from two prisons, ; was no! armed when arrested. The FBI said Kendnck, who had served seven years in Alcatrax. Prison, was wn tiled in connection with, the shootins; of George, A. Claino.s, \ of Washington, D.C., in a robbery' I'.ttenipl. in December. 1954. He nl. K o was wanted for violating terms al : tive. Martin replied whimsically: "No, not I. I'm not, m politics." Martin said in answer to questions about Eisenhower's possible plans for next, year: "I think he'll finally come to the decision that for (he world's sake he will continue." He described the president as a leader in whom the United suites leled all the world have unparal- confidence SOP IKK o and one who i Page 10 s.istant secretary of state for inter- American affairs. Prebisch said '• finnl details of the lonn were, ironed out with tiie help of Samuel i C. WaiiKh, president of the U.S.! Export-Import Bank. Requested by I'eron Presbisch not^d the loan originally was requested by the Pi-ron regime but was granted to nnti- Pernnistii.s who ousted the dictator. Hc said the formal papers will be signed soon. Prebisch .-.aid the money win br used to ro nip! fie a steel pi'.nit at Sun Nicolas in nor I hern Burnus Aires Province 37 miles .southoasi oi' Ro.sario. The phmt \v;i.s left un- tinisbi.'d by Pc-ron. Holland, who attended a now.s confct'f'nco at which Prebisch ;in- nouncfd the loan, did mil mention ;my ;uklitnnat loiins for i;cnrr;il purpo^fs. Bui he offered all possible U.S. techical assistance. In-, form ants said this may include '• Shoe Factory To Re-Open Caruthersville Workers to Return his condition;!] release- from Lt-av-; enwortli 11)54. penitentiary in Marc:]l. Rocket Expert Says: Flights Around AAoon To Be Attempted Soon Weather CARUTHERSVILLE — Workers of Brown Shoe Company's factory here will return to work at 7 a.m. Monday, company officials announced today. They said the CIO's order call- in u - for some 9,000 workers at 19 Brown Shoe factories has ended with a si'ttlpinnni of salary disputes ovrr a nt-w two-year contract, Tho Una I n LI room out wa.s for a five prrtvrU intTeasn now and an additional thrpc percent next April, it. wrt.s announced. Some -iflft employes were taken off their jobs by the strike, which bei;;-in Nov. 7 and involved 18 working days. Company spokesmen said workers will receive their one's day ! holiday pay for Thanksgiving next : Friday and will receive their chock ; for next week's work on the following Friday, Dec. 16. TROY, N. Y. (J)—A rocket expert says man will attempt flights Around the moon in the near fu- phis and Mrs. Charles Duggan Pomona, Calif. Reason Enough MOSCOW, Idaho Wj—Service si a Dr. Wcrnher von Bnum declared last night that earth satellites could be adapted to carry (•rows. He predicted the attempt would be made after (lie establishment of the first earth satellites, which are scheduled to be launched in the Internalion-Gco- physical Year, 1957-58. ! Ki>1 " m "' x Von Braun, now chief of the I " Tl (loi '- s m)t P°- so nI1 V fu guided missile development dlvl-i mentally new problems," hc at Redstone Arsenal, Hunts-i ^'ri .NOKTHF.AST ARKANSAS: Mosl- • ly cloudy and warm this afternoon and tonight with occasional .showers and thundershfHver.s, scattered showers and thundi'r.showcrs and colder Sunday, clearing late Sunday. Monday fair and cool. High Uiis atternuon, upper 60s; low tonight, low 4.0s. MlSSOrui—Cloudy this afternoon with occasional nun or driz- . . zle north portion changing to snow Astronomy Club that the first; ,. on j K h,, an(i scattered -showers or, small satellites would be followed I thunderstorms southeast, this after- 1 by^ larger ones with better equip- noon nnrt tl}n jght. Colder west to-i nieiu - night. Sunday occasional snow west j "Soon thereafter," Von Braun! and central, showers extreme east.) ndded. "man himself will attempt i Colder west and central. Low to-| orbital flight. Tho (ask of pro-! ni S ht - Iow 20s extreme northwc.st' Kd!toSpe0k AtJonesboro Astrophysical Society and the Troy George Kell, Chicago White Sox third baseman, wiP be quest speaker tomorrow evening at the District Men's Fellowship meeting in First Christian Church in Jonesboro. A delegation of men from Blytheville's First Christian Church will attend the meeting. attendant Claude Campbell vlltc, Ala., played an impovumt.) "Onc.o manned orbiUl flight, hs\s iecling n crew into an orbit a-! to » cai> 50 extreme southeast. High i mounts essentially to replacing the I Sunday low 20s extreme northwest I relatively .small rockets" with lar- to r >° extreme southeast. Max Unit in ye.stmliiy — ti2. I Minimum this mornliir.—51. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:51, Sunset todny—4.49. Menu turn porn t lire—56.5. J'rrolpIUiUoii 2-1 Hours (7 a.m. to 7 would have called the police las light to report a theft hut he couldn't— it was the telephone that stolen. part In Germany's World War II been rocket program, round He told a joint meeting of I ho landin Reiisselaer Polytechnic Institute I simple problem," tt n Inert, H 10-dny flight a- tbe moon, not involving n Ihcrcon, poses a relatively Prcclpttntlon Jan. 1 to date—18.21. This I);itf Last, Year Maximum yesterday— SO. Minimum this morning—2H. Freciplatiou Jim, 1 to date—33.04. Tommy Spiers To NAIA Team TOMMY SPIERS--18 .PI JONKSHORO. Ark. (/I 1 )—Two Arkansas players were named first .stringers on the National Association of IiHercollege Athletics small coUetre football honor squad, it was announced todny. They are quarterback. Tommy Spiers of Arkansas State and end QnenUous Crews of Arkansas A&M. The honor squad was revealed IR n letter received by Spiers from the NAIA aetocUon oonimfttw.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month