The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 7, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 216 Blytheville Courier Blythevilto Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 195j_ TWELVE PAGES Published Dully Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS FINAL TOUCH — E. H. Brown (left), Mrs. Shelburne Brewer and Don Wllhelm put the finnl touch to the First Baptist Church's float in prepa- ration for tonight's annual Christmas Pnrade. The First Baptist Church float is one ot IB entered in tonight's parade. (Courier News Photo) In Tonight's Parade Santa Glaus Ushers In 1954 Yule Season Blythevillc's Christmas season will be officially opened tonight with the presentation of the city's annual Christmas parade which again will emphasize the religious aspect of the Holiday. The parade is scheduled for 7+— ~~~~ ' p.m. through the city's business district. And it will be proceeded by a period of Christmas music and a preview description, of the parade over the Chamber of Commerce's public address system at 6:45. The parade will assemble at Lilly and Main Streets and will proceed West on Main to Fifth. It will then turn north on Fifth to Walnut, and proceed east on Walnut to the City Hall, where it will disband. A total of 16 floats and five high school bands will make up the parade. Central Theme All floats entered in the parade are constructed around the parade's theme, "The Christinas Story." The spiritual theme is in keeping with a policy adopted by the Chamber of Commerce several ] years ago in an effort to de-corn-; mercialize the annual affair. I Blytheville's Ministerial Alliance Is cooperating with the Chamber oi Commerce in conducting the parade and each year is called upon to pick the parade's theme. Thousands of persons from Blytheville's trade area are expected to line Main Street to view the pageant. Although not as long See PARADE on 1'agc 12 Sec. Mitchell Opposes 'Rigkt-to-Work f Laws LOS ANGELES (AP) — Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell today came out flatly against stale "right-to-wbrk laws outlawing labor contract provisions that workers must become union members. Mitchell's declaration that he was opposed "categorically" to such laws now in effect in 17 states, mostly In the South and Lloyd Booker Trial Is Set For March Term 'Gel Those Yule Parcels Moving' That's Advice From Worried Postmaster Here Business at Blytheville's Post West, came as a surprise in a speech prepared for the annual CIO convention. Labor unions are as much or more concerned with getting such laws repealed and preventing enactment of new ones in other states us they are with changing or repealing the federal Tall-Hartley law. Unions Plan Fight Both the CIO and AFL have outlined campaigns to have state legislatures ditch the "right-to- work" laws next year. They generally make illegal any labor contract arrangement for the union shop or similar proviso requiring workers to join unions. Mitchell, whose speech also con- UN Demand For Fliers Expected GA Will Okay Resolution, Diplomats Say UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (API — Western diplomats predicted today that the U. N. Assembly will vote speedy approval of a resolution by the 16 Korean allies demanding release of 11 American airmen held in Red China on spy charges. The 15-nntion Steering Committee voted over bitter Soviet opposition last night to cnll for urgent Assembly debate Wednesday on the Allied proposal. The resolution, agreed upon after a series of private talks by the 16, touches on three main points: 1. It charges Red China violated the Korean armistice agreement by holding the fliers. 2. It declares the Assembly should condemn such violations. 3. It asks the 60-natton body to call on Secretary General Dag Hammnrskjold to use "unremitting efforts" to obtain release of the men and report back to the Assembly by Dec. 'i). Little Opposition Seen American sources said they im- licipnte no opposition to the resolution except rom the five-nation jovict bloc and perhaps a few 'Arab-Asian states. Burma and Syria abstained in the Steering Committee balloting yesterday on grounds the case should first be placed in the hnnds of the Korean Armistice Commission. Lodge retorted that five fruitless requests had been made for action by that group. Informed sources predicted In dia would abstain on the resolution to avoid being aligned with either side In en so she Is requested to act as go-between with Pipineg Calling on the Steering Committee to seek quick action, U. S. Chief Delegate Henry Cnbot Lodge Jr., declared: "We in Ih United Nations cannot let these men down They are United Nations men They were sent to Korea by the United Nations." The case originally Involved 13 men, including two American civilians who were not -serving undei the U. N. banner. For that reason the United States decided to limit Its case here to the 11 airmen. Britain Firm Britain, who has nrmiy support ed the U. S. campaign to get U.N action on the case, moved In the Steering Committee that the item be taken directly to the Assembly by-passing the usual committee See U. N. on Page 1Z Office is slow And that means late; veyed "warm personal greetings- delivery of parcel post Christmas i to the CIO from President Elsen- packages likely will be similarly slow. Postmaster Ross Stevens pointed out today that mailings of par- liower, practically invited their repeal of such laws by recommending that they be "further considered" by states. M Carthy Levels Slashing Attack Against President ALUANOK OFKICKRS — Thr Rev. II. M. Snn- ford, pastor of Luke Street Methodist Church (center> has boon named president nl" Blytlu. 1 ville's ministerial Alliance, .succeeding the Kuv. Harvey Kicld. He is flanked by the Rev. J. C. Dickinson, Assembly of Gnd pastor, who \s vice president (left), and J. P. GarroU, who was elected secrelnry-treiisuror. (Cuurlur News IMiolo) cel^ S rp;i k ^h,r^near{yi ''They will find that lese law equalled thai of last yc-nr at this i ^ more harm than good, he said, -,'._ "In the first place, these 'right- dnte. . ] , _ _ __.,_, ,_ _. *_,_ . , , ° _.. CARUTHERSVILLE Court trial for Lloyd Booker of Holland, Mo., liquor store oppratnr charged with first "degree murder, was reset by court officials here yesterday until the March term of court. Booker's attorneys lion for a continuance and it- was granted by the court yesterday. The murder ,trial had been originally set to begin today. Booker is accused of fatally shooting Thurman Norrid, Hayti, Mo., truck operator, in front of a Holland pool room Sept. 3. After four .45 caliber bullets smashed into his body. Norrid was taken to Walls Hospital in Blytheville where he died Sept. 5. Following a preliminary hearing in magistrate Court Sept. 29, Booker was bound over to Circuit Court and released on bond. ! d Circuit! T bis . , . u . means, he warned, that many packages may hit the post office with the other usual Christmas rush of mail (cards, etc.) and thus swamp (he office with work. 18 Days j A mere 18 days separate today's liled applies-; Christmas package from the time I to-work' laws do not create any jobs at ail. In the second place, they result in undesirable and unnecessary limitations upon the freedom of working men and women and their employers to hai- gain collectively. "Thirdly, they reslfkit union se- j ctirity and thereby undermine the ,n- b . ; ' " "' ' ' mini Yule rush, Mr. Stevens pointed out. will as usual be expanded, but only within certain departmental limitations. Packages for diutant delivery should be mailed immediately, he warned. All others had best be in the mails by Dec. 10 (Friday). Deadline to assure delivery for out, of town Christmas Dec, 15 and only about such laws cate days later for in-town cards. To avoid long lines, better take $10,000 security i care of stamp needs soon, too, he pointed out. lions. I oppose gorically," The Tvift-H»rtley law permits union shop contract clause but specifically says they are illegal in any state which prohibits them. Classic Argument The wisdom and morality of compulsory union membership cards is j have provided one at the chus-sic a couple I arguments i n inbor relations. Unions claim that nonmember.s they represent are "free riders and get collective bargaining gains See LABOR on Page U Two Are In Taxi Theft Steele Police Chief Arrests Men with Cab CARUTHERSVILLE— Two Steele, | Mo., men are being held In Pemis- j cot County jail here today pending I further action in connection with the theft of a Blytheville taxi cab from a state-line service station Sunday night. The Pemiscot County sheriff's office Identified the men as Leonard Beard. 19. and Carl Taylor, 22. Both rrave their homes as Steele but: i Taylor said that he moved here only recently from Tuscaloosa, AK . . i j The two men were arrested yester- j day on a road near Steele by Police Chief Henry Lovelace. They | 1 were arrested while attempting to! 1 pull the stolen cab out of a ditch I with a tractor which they had "borrowed" from a nearby farm-' er, officers said. ! An official of the Blytheville cab I (,'mpany said the taxi was dispatch- j ed to Lone's Service Station at tho | Arkansas-Missouri state line to i pick up a passenger. : i Upon arrival at the station.; Beard and Taylor got InU) the cab j j and while the driver was havinr I i his taxi serviced, they drove off, he! ' said. Kidnapping is Due for Hearing Misslssippian Charged With Abducting' Local Man A preliminary hearini! scheduled for this mornlnit in Municipal Court in which Rufus Rhine;;, :>2, of Ponlotoc, Miss., is charcc'd with assault with intent, to rnl) nnd kid- mipplntf, was continued until tomorrow when'the defcndcnt appeared in court without an attorney. Rhinos Is alleged to have picked up T. B. LmiK of Rlylhevilk' on the night of Nov. 25 and driven him to Missouri ngnlnsl. his will where the attempted robbery was supposed to havi; oceurcd. He was in-rested in Blytheville the lollowini; day by cil.y nnd conn, ly officers and is now beinc liclu In county Jail. In other cases in Municipal Court this morning tin; following action was taken: petx: Peterson charged with driving while intoxicated was lined S100 :md costs and sentenced to M hours in Jail. Freddie Hyson, ma- See KID.NArl'I.VIi nn I'age 12 AES to Furnish Base Labor Now Contractors currently doing construction work at Blyl.hc ville -Air KOTCU Huso yesterday pledged their cooperatior "whenever possible" wiih tin; Chamber of Commerce ami the Arkansas Kni|)loyinunl. Security office here in the hiring ot local labor. At n niect.liii! with a special*- C'lwmlu'f <>l Cuumu'rci' raimniltlci' p. 11 | I Wl—l-^ ami .li-ny Hord. nmhieor. K()GClDlOCK iSGlS yeslmhiy ailiTiimm rpprc'snitn- •»"•»••"• — Fleeing Truck County Polio Cut--$l 2,000 Ir Far Exceeds $1,500 We Gave in Summer A cheek for S12.100 was receive-! ' here today by the Mississippi C'oun- ' tv Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Parnlysl.s I'rtim the New York headquarters ol I hi; ; March of Dimes, according to A. H. ', 'Todd) Harrison, county chairman j ol the chapter. 'Hie check will Ix; used to help i pay Ul(; cost, u! < tc ill' ulj pio virled for polio patients M norm I or in local hospi i!s j In the emergency March of Untie drive in AUKusl Mississippi (ounu donated $1.50) lo the ,1 ruul fun dntion and in turn hn.s received the Uir[;er amount lor use. here lives of construction companies lioldini,' contracts and currently clo- inu construction wurk tit the IIHHC nfjreed to 1ft the state employment office here handle all liiture employment "whenever possible." Followed Complitinix of Commerce that the construction companies were iilriiif.: nut ill town labor in preference lo icieiil labor. However, at yesterday's meelini: construction company representatives pointed out that actually Ihere arem ore lucal people work- hip; at the base Hum most people realize. To prove this, the cnmp',inK;S amretl lo submit to the Clnnnlicr ol Commerce: llstliws ol persons currently employed In the con struclion work at the !j;i:.e. Worlli 1). Holder, setrHary-innn- ;i!;er of the Chandler ol Commerce, said at yesterday's nieetiiiK Hie eonstructiim crimpiinies ;i!'.reed lo lie'; the state employment office here more or lev; a;; ;. cemn.l employment oilier: and that persons seeklnt; employment at the base will he relerreti to the employment See All! BASK nn J'aijc 12 And Negro Charged With Theft in SeMo CARUTIIF.RSVIU,I3 — HilKh V Hits Ike's 'Attitude' To Reds WASHINGTON (AP) — In a slashing attack on President Eisenhower, Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) today accused .the :hief executive of congratulat- ng senators who hold up the ixposuro of Communists and if urging tolerance for Chilese Communists who torture \nierican soldiers. McCarthy, who last week was condemned by the Senate for his conduct. Interrupted a hearing of ils Senate Investigations Subcom- nlttee to read a statement which ended like this: "Unfortunately the president sees it to congratulate those who hold up the exposure of Communists In one breath and In the next breath urges patience, tolerance, and ilcefies to those who ore torturing American uniformed mon." McCarthy described his state- muni us "something ot a temporary swan song"-as chairman of tho nvestlgjition.s subcommittee which he has headed since the Republicans captured control of Congress In the 11)52 elections. "Mistaken" Ho snltl thnl during that '62 campaign he, McCarthy, had spoken from const to coast assuring people, that If Elsenhower were to be elected President they could bs sure ol a vigorous light to expose communism. Bui, McCarthy added, he slnca has found "I was mistaken." The senator said Elsenhower had congratulated both Sens. W,tt/- kins (R-Utiih) and Flanders (R- VI). McCarthy Bald that both men were responsible! in part for holding up his efforts to expose Communists. Wntklns was chairman of the special bipartisan Senate committee which unanimously recommended that McCarthy be censured for his conduct. Flanders was author of the original censure See MCCARTHY on rage 12 Weather chained with II"' then, of ii plcki truck li'uiu a Purla^evlile. Mo. .service station lust night. Mullin was arrested hy Sike.sloi police on thn outskirts of that cltj idler a Missouri .slnle pollcemal li;id iired :,evevni :;lini,s in an '.it lempt In stop the Nci4ro In thi j Missouri State Police were noti- ! fled Ihruwli I'"' I'cmiscot County I police riidin network and the state ! policeman spoiled the stolen truck ; procccilinv, •imrlh nn Highway 01 ' near New Madrid. i The slate policeman, whose name was not rcvealod, gave' icha;;e :un! when Mullin refused to ' stop. sile-t:, wen; fired. The ullicer then radioed ahead tu Sikeslon police and n road block was set up on the outskirts of Sikeston. ARKANSAS - Fair nnd warmer this uHenioon and tonight; Wednesday iiiprt'HSiiiK cloudiness and uaniiL-i- lowest 28-28 tonight. MISSOURI — Cloutiy through VVt.'tliicwliiy with occasional rain this ovunins ; " ltl fiprcadinn over most of stiiU- loniyht and Wedncs- r.'iiy mixed with .snow extreme north; Rllghly wanner this afternoon und tonight, and over south Wednesday. MiiiJiiiuiii LlilK mornlni;-25. ..Iiixlniiini y(;Mf.'r(J»y—42. .-iiinrlir lornonow—6:54. ;-iiin.s«t icKlay-—4:'19. Mmn icm[)criiture (midway between 1..-H »nd low—.13.5. /',•!•(-ipiutioii last ^-1 hours to 7 a.m - HOIK:. I'M'Clpluaion Jan. I to this date — 32.20. Tills Hale Last Year Maximum yc.sturduy—fi4. Minimum this morning— ^fl prfclpltnilon Jiimwry 1 to dnte — •It).1)3. Traffic Troubiespols—II Peorl Harbor Day Plus 13 Years Can It Happen. Again? Experts Say Yes, No By WILLIAM J. WAUGH PEARL HARBOR, Dec. 7 (AP) — This is the 13th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Could it happen again? This question drew a yes and no answer as the anniversary was observed by a simple wreath-laying ceremony on the platform built on the rusting hulk of the battleship Arizona, tomb for 1,174 sailors trapped when it overturned during Japan's surprise attack in 1941. Consensus of high-ranking Army Navy and Air Force olflcers could be summed up as follows; No matter how much money Is spent or how elaborate a defense is devised, military men will not guarantee absolute success in stopping a .surprise assault. Chances of success of a carrier force such as Japan used in 1941 are, as one admiral put it, "absolutely zero." But, military planners say, a single plane or submarine using nuclear weapons might succeed. Importance of Pearl Harbor and Htcknm Field—main targets o( the attack — remains the same but military men say in war they would be secondary or third- rate targets. In other words, '(he enemy v/ould not expend the element of surprise solely on Pearl Harbor. II more than likely would be used as a diversion with the mala effort di- rected at some juicy industrial area on the mainland. Does Hawaii have the manpower to stop an attack? One high-ranking Air Force ol- ficcr says: "We have below minimum requirements. But the threat (to Hawaii) Is below standard," Actually Hawaii's greatest defense Is the huge mass of water bctwen the islands nnd a potn- tinl nmy and the screen of outposts extending from Alaska down through the Aleutians, Japan, Okinawa, Formosa, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Electronic detection gear, .submarines, patrol ships and planes keep a constant vigil for any warlike moves toward the United States. Although this giant defense arc .serves well against any major moves it ,has gaping holes lor any sneak punch. The Navy and Marines have relatively few jet fighters in Hawaii. The Air Force depends on a National Guard jet squadron in an emergency. Pearl Harbor is home port for some warships, and transient warships, including carriers, pass through here frequently. All would be available in an emergency. What about air replacements? An Air Force officer frankly admits it would take at least 72 hours before the first replacement plane from the mainland could he. on ILs way. • • • Military men are hopeful intelligence will give at least * 72-hour I warning if and when Lhe cold war | turns hoi. If it doesn't, whut lesson I did the military learn from Lhe j Dec. 7 chaos of 13 year.s ago? The answer to this, military plaiun-rs in Hawaii say, is summed up in three v/ord.s: unity of command. In Hawaii, thi.s is the Hawaiian Defense Command, HOC Is an emergency organization made up of components from existing Army, Navy and Air Force units and thf: civil defense organization. Its job IK Lo dffond Hawaii and .see that everyone "Kt-ts the word." If an aggressor does strike, IIDC is geared to handle the pasUUs- aster fiitimtlon. It also is tho organization responsible in civil disasters and operates an f/fectlve tidal wave warning system. PARK AND I1KOADWAY — Hern's a real tricky, though not too heavily traveled, intersection — imothor in the scries ticlng photographed in preparation to National Safe Driving Day, Dec. IS. HedKB on right partially obscures stop sign and oncoming traffic from west. Again, narrowness ol streets adds to danger, as curs making curve must do so at moderate speeds or crowd into wrong lane. Safe Driving Day Is being sponsored here by Blytheville Jnycees and Chamber of Commerce with the city administration cooperating. Drivers over the nation are asked to be accident-conscious on Dec. 15 and materially decrease auto accidents that day. (Courier New§ 1'hnfo)

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