The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1955 · Page 3
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE ^Jl' . .. - •-<, AS STATION CLOSED — Standing before their highway inspection station on U. S. 61 just before It closed this week were Ralph Griffin, A. E. Harris and Julian R. Anderson, state entomologist. Station has been checking for pink bollworrn in autos -and trucks entering Missouri, (Photo by Veager) SeMo's Pink Bollworm. Stations Are Closed; Full Report Due Soon By H. L. YEAGER STEELE, I\Io. — The three pink boll worm interception stations in Southeast Missouri, operating under an intensified program of the Missouri State Department of Agriculture for eighty-four days closed for the 1955 season Wednesday night. Interception stations were operated five miles south of Steele, about, one mile above the Arkansas-Missouri state'line on U. S. Highway 61, also west at Arbyrd and Neeleyville covering the traffic into Missouri's cotton producing area. Julius R. Anderson, state entomologist, of Jefferson City was in the area Wednesday attending i,o details of the conclusion of th° work, Anderson will complete his report of the work within a few days Ho sttaed that he expected his report would show around 250.000 vehicles passing through the inspection lanes and the interception perhaps of 25,000 instances of cotton bolls or other form of raw cotton capable of carrying pink boll worm infestation into Missouri. Three Positive Cases Thus far, he stated, three positive cases had been found. They were worms found in bolls of cotton carried by a tourist enroute from Texas to Caruthersville, Mo. Many other intercept tons of varied forms of raw cotton showed where there had been infestation but the worm had been destroyed by some element. If they had reached Missouri two weeks earlier, the danger would have been great, Anderson stated. Most of the forms of raw cotton intercepted were souvenirs carried by tourists from southern cotton areas to northern homes and schools for exhibitions. Many of them showed damage identified as resulting from pink boll worm. . Anderson stated that he regarded the Southeast Missouri program highly successful. He said the work of the 21 men, two crew chiefs and two supervisors was efficient Anderson stated that the plan of the program had proved practical, "betteAhan anticipated." and that the program of inspection was again set up for 1956. It will start about the first of August. With State Funds The interception and inspection program in Missouri was instituted under a $75,000 state appropriation, which was also to finance a fight against "white fringe" infestation which attacks all crops and "phony peach,' 1 a virus which attacks the peach crop. There is need for the expansion of the program Anderson stated. One more station is needed in Fem- iscot County and another west of Arbyrd. Arr'erKon s:sid that State Commissioner of Agriculture L. C. Carpenter had informed him that he had secure:! another entomologist to assist in Missouri crop inspection work next year. As now planned, he will be located in Southeast Missouri, perhaps at Sikeston or Poplar Bluff. Carpenter has made a number o. trips to Southeast Missouri this year. Anderson came to the Missouri department three years ago from Minnesota. Missouri, one of tbe ten greater nursery states, is setting up efficient programs and good results are being obtained. From the East It is fairly established that the pink boll worm, rated as cotton's most destructive pest, carne to Mexico in 1911 from India or Egypt in cotton seed. It crossed the border into the United States, near Hern, Texas, in 1917. Infestations are reported in Texas, Arkansas, Florida, the Carolinas and Alabama. Infestations can be destroyed, it is stated, and adequate inspection and control programs satisfactorily reduce the menace entirely or to a minimum. Anderson and Harris, in summing up the Missouri .program Wednesday afternoon, reported th'at farmers and business men passing through, especially from Texas, had commended the Missouri program with enthusiasm. Near Total Loss One Texas farmer, residing south of Dallas, passing through, reported that he had harvested but 1,000 pounds of lint from a 26 acre Held infested by pink boll worm. Such fields are not only almost a total loss to the farmer but they are a breeding ground for the pest. Tile pink boll worm has been found to survive in temperature six below zero for several hours under conditions where it has protection of leaves or similar trash. It perishes, however, generally when ground is plowed under before freezing weather and it does not have protection, Farmers, it was stated,, can aid by reporting any suspicion of infestation. Tourists may render assistance in complying and cooperating with the inspection programs. Those who want souvenir cotton may get a stalk or bolls from areas and fields free of infestation. 'War' Separates Sergeant And European Wife Penniless Woman, Child Await Word From 'Prisoner' NEW YORK (ff)— Mrs. Rosa Maria Breu DeGiovanni is sitting in a New York hotel room with her smal daughter today while her husbanc is' sitting somewhere in Louisiana, a mock prisoner of war. The idea is to get them together or even let Sgt. John N. DeGiovanni know his wife is here—and penniless. The pretty, 21-year-old GI bride arrived Wednesday by ship with three-year-old Joami. DeGiovanni 25, met and married Rosa Maria while he was stationed In Europe, He returned to the states last February and is with the First Armor' ed Division at Ft. Hood, Tex. The sergeant currently is embroiled in Operation Sagebrush at Camp Polk, La., in the biggest Army maneuvers since World War II. All anybody knows is that De Giovanni was captured two weeks ago while guarding a "disabled 1 tank. Under the mock war rules, his whereabouts remain a military secret. His wife said she arrived here without funds because she was rob bed of all her money while visiting tier mother on the isle of Jersey, in the English Channel, before sailing for the United States. The Travelers Aid Society took her in tow when she arrived and yesterday turned her over to the Red Cross, which is trying to break through the veil of secrecy on the southern "battlefield." Even a mock war, says Mrs. DeGiovanni, can be hell. Prison Inmate Said Master Of Car Theft Ring NEW YORK (Jl — Gabriel (Blah Blah) Vigorito has been master ninding a million dollar stolen car ring from his federal prison cell in "icavenworth, Kas., authorities said yesterday. A grand jury indicted Vigorito and 19 others on charges of violat- ng the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. Known as the "king of car thieves," the 61-year-old Vigorito now is serving a five-year term for car theft. Those indicted included lis three sons and two nephews. Vigorito directed the ring by giv- ng orders to his son, Sabato, who visited him in prison, Asst. U. S. Atty. Howard Gliedman said. The ring operated mainly on Long Island the past 18 months, Glied- nan said. Cars were stolen by spec- alists for $250 each, repainted, giv- j en new serial numbers and new' iapers were forged for them. Baptist Missionaries to Visit Here CLAY GIBSON Choctow Indians EPIFANIO SALAZAR Mexican Baptist PEARL CALDWELL China L. L. JOHNSON Brazil CHARLES COMMON, JR. Brazil DONALD ORR Columbia ANNA WOLLERJIAN Brazil HOWARD BRYANT Chile Couple Near End of 20,000 Mile Cruise in Their Amphibious Jeep By CARLOS BARRY SANTIAGO, Chile iff)—Frank and Helen Schreider have checked into iantiago on a 20,000-mile run by amphibious jeep from Alaska to South America's lower tip. In high spirits despite hardships i crossing rivers, jungles and wamps, the Schreiders of Valley lenter, Calif., soon will start out Chicago Police Hunt Slayer Of 50-Year-Old Mother of 2 CHICAGO (^—Police today hunted for the sadistic slayer of a 50- year-old mother who was found beaten, strangled and raped in her home in suburban Harvey yesterday. Urn's hands were tied behind her back with n stocking, rags were stuffed in her mouth and a second stocking was lied around her neck. Her death was the fifth by strangulation in the Chicago area the The naked body of Mrs. Ruth j ast seven weeks. All of the slay- Beal, partially covered with rugs, was found in a rear bedroom by her husband, Larry, 52, when he returned home from work. The vic- \V A R X I \ G ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Emma Lou Craycraft, Pltf. vs. No. 13,160 Roy E. Craycraft, Dft. Tbe defendant. Roy E. Craycraft, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Emma Lou Craycraft. Dated this 2nd day of December, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Geo. W. Barham, Atty. for Pltf. Frank C. Douglas, Atty. Ad. Litem. 12/3-10-17-24 ngs are unsolved. Police Chief Matt Romer of the far South Side suburb said Mrs. Seal .apparently had been assaulted and killed in a front bedroom then dragged to the rear room. The house had been ransacked, he said. Mrs. Seal was the mother of two children, Frank 16, a high school senior, and Mrs. Barbara Homan, 21, of Tempe, Ariz. House 'Warming' Proves Costly LOUISVILLE, Ky. UP)—George D. Anderson was fined S50 and ' sen- j tenced to 10 days in jail yesterday j on a breach of peace charge arising from a "house warming." Anderson, 27, a truck driver, admitted he walked into H. M. Kess-! : ilm Director fakes a Wife LAS VEGAS, Nev..«V-Movie di- ector Anatole Litvak, 52, and rench model Sophie Bourdein, 30, •ere honeymooning today. They were married yesterday by Justice of the Peace John Mendoza at the Sands Hotel. It was the second marriage for each. Radio Income Tops SI Billion WASHINGTON '.fl — The tota come of the nation's broadcasting I industry topped the billion dollar mark for the first time last year, the Federal Communications Commission reported yesterday. The FCC said radio and televis-: ion. broadcasters in 1954 collected! SI,042,500,000 from advertisers and! through sales of time, talent and j program material. Televis-; ion's share — 593 million dollars —; topped radio revenues — 449 mil-' lions — for the first time. I TV revenues increased 37 per. cent during the year while radio; receipts dropped 5 per cent. : Bird Blamed For Man's Cold GREENVILLE, S. C. Wl — A man says a bird gave him a cold. He was a passenger on a bus whose windshield was broken when a -guinea hen crashed through. He said the glass or the hen struck him and caused "great pain and suffering." He also alleged he got a severe cold from drafts through the windshield. He sued the bus company for 52,500. on their final 3,000 miles to Tierra Del Fuego. Before reaching their goal they must cross the generally rough waters of Magellan Straits—"and we are going to cross it, and not on the ferry," said Helen, 29. Frank, 31, and his wife saved for eight years to bu yand fit their jeep and finance their dream trip which started from Circle City, Alaska, in July, 1954. Since then the Schreiders — and their German shepherd dog Dinah -^have crossed some 125 rivers, navigated 600 miles in the Pacific Ocean, hacked their way through jungles and scooted ahead of sharks. "The Turtle," as they call their jeep, has a specially built cabin with a bed and an electrical system. 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