The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 0* HORTHEAW ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST ICSSOUM VOL. LI—NO. 217 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER S, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS New Cotton Estimate Drops Total 14,663,000 Boles Is USDA's Latest Guess WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department, in a final report of the year, today estimated this year's government-controlled cotton crop at 14,663,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. The figure Is 180,000 bales leas than last month's forecast of 14,843,000 bales. It compares with 13,666,000 produced last year and 12,962,000 for the ten-year 1944-53 average. It also is far above the government's goal of 10,000,000 bales. Record Stocks Added to reserve and . surplus supplies accumulated from past crops, the crop will contribute to stocks of record proportions. The department estimated the acre yield at an average of 416 pounds compared with 341 pounds last year and 279 for the ten-year average. The acreage harvested was reported at 16,882,000 acres compared with 19,251,000 last year and 22.C96.000 for the ten-year average. A breakdown in the figures showed that Arkansas farmers harvested 1,460.000 acres, the per acre yield was 492, and the total production was 1,650,000 bales. The Census Bureau reported that 1.522,251 bales were ginned in Arkansas prior to Dec. 1, compared to 1,301.814 during the corresponding period last year. Korea Tents Draw I re Of Army's Chief By GENE KKAMER WESTERN FRONT, Korea (JJ— U. S. Army Secretary, .Wilber M. Brucker said today it is "deplorable" that numerous American soldiers guarding the Korean armistice zone are still housed in tents despite freezing weather. He said funds had been appropriated to provide semipermanent, solid buildings but "somebody has been too complacent along the line and I'm going to find out what the trouble is." Brucker made the statement on a flying inspection of 24th Infantry Division units dug In along' some 21 miles of the front across Korea. "The housing program is not moving iifi fast as i' should and I'm just out of patience," he told reporters after looking at some of the tents. "Somethings Got to Give" "Something is going to budge. We've got to have housing for these fellows." Gen. I. D. White, 8th Army commander who accompanied Brucker, previously said he hoped to have the approximately 35,000 Americans in the field out of tents by the time servers winter starts in mid-December. However, Maj. Gen. S. B. Mason, commander of the 24th Division, estimated it would take until the end of January to complete building 90 per cent of the needed Quonset huts and an additional month to get all soldiers out of tents. "The vast majority of the troops will be under Quorisets by the time we get snow and really bad weath- BOND SIGNING — Mayor .E. R. Jackson, cen- of Little Rock. Difference between the $1,080,000 ter, begins the mammoth job of signing 364, SI,000 system cost and the $964,000 in revenue bonds will be made up by sewer district bonds. Actual construction began early this week and the system, with disposal plant, is scheduled to be completed in 250 calendar days. (Courier News Photo) sewer revenue bonds to finance the construction of Blytheville's new sewer system. Left, is Bill Malin, certifying the bonds as city clerk, and right, Is James E. Womeldorff, bond consultant Local Delegation Impressed Little Rock Base-Community Set-Up Working Smoothly (See Picture on Page 14) A greater Little Rock program to absorb its new air force base and make it part of the whole community instead of treating it as an appendage is working to the mutual benefit of all in the Capital City. And Blytlieville city officials and | ices officer. Chamber of Commerce directors wants to adopt a similar, modified plan for BAPB — to adopt Little Rock's attitude that "the base is of benefit other than financial to our area." • Twelve Blytheville men and two BAFB officers flew to Little Rock yesterday for a briefing on its working Community Relations Plan. Delegation They are Ed Tune, Chamber of Commerce president; To.ler Buchanan, mayor-elect; R. M, Logan, Charles Brogden,. Russell -Hays,. J. W. Adams, Jada McGuIre, J. P. Garrott, Charles Lipford, Kemper Bruton, J. E. Stevenson, Rupert Crafton, CoL Prank H. Rhodes, air base executive officer; and Caps. Rex Puller, base' information serv- A group of key Little Rock, North Little Rock and Jacksonville citizens met them at the sprawling Little Rock APB, which two wings of jet. B-4Ts and their KC-97 tanker planes will call home. In the welcoming committee were Brig. Gen. Joseph Preston, division commander, and Col. Joe B. Williams, base commander. At the briefing session, Williams explained the Base - Community Council operation. He was assisted by different committee members from the base and the three cities. One Roof Williams described the program simply as "the Integration of the air force (he said, 'I hate to use that word') and the community so that we live together under one roof." A base-community council forms a control group. It is composed o r the air base commander, mayors ol the three cities. C of C presidnts air base executive and information services officers and key citizens. They form policy for four committees of Air Force and civilian membership. Briefly, the commit' tees and their functions are: : The Committees Police-Health-Safety Committee- Wrestles with such problems as hos- pltalization, .policing, TO control highways to. the base, zoning.nes the. base and legal problems. Housing and Commercial Commit tee—Handles a rental service fo airmen, seeking and listing avail able housing; assists airmen in es See AIR BASE on Page 14 In United Nations: Mason told a reporter. As of this week, he said, -K per cent of the buildings are completed, 10 per cent partially completed, 35 per cent not started and 10 per cent awaiting missing parts. All soldiers have "at least a dry, wind-protected day-room where they can go, and a dry place to take a shower," Mason said. Passed Unnoticed TOKYO — Pearl Harbor Day — Dec. 8 on this side of the International Date Line — passed almost unnoticed in Japan, which launched the attack 14 years ago. Pressure on Formosa to Refrain From. Vetoing Outer Mongolia By TOM 1IOGE UNITED NATIONS N Y. (AP) — Bolstered by the demand of 52 nations that the Security Council admit 18 'new members to the United Nations, delegates pressed Nationalist China today to refrain from using a veto which could kill the whole package deal. < . The General Assembly was expected to give quick ratification today to the bpecia Political Committee's recommend_ation that all 18 applicant^ be admitted. A Welcome For BAFB Kids , County Firms Plan Christmas Party • Blythevllle and Osceola businessmen are joining hands in throwing a Christmas party lor the youngsters of officers and airmen of Bly- thevllle Air Force Base. Sponsors of the affair pointed out this will be the first even welcoming children of base personnel to the county. The party has been scheduled for Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at American Legion Auditorium. Santa Claus will be on hand to pass out fruit, candy, toys and other goodies. Also on the.program will be moving pictures, readings and songs. Refreshments will be served parents who accompany their children. Good Customer Ends Season By Robbing Grocer of $225 A good customer of two-months standing suddenly pulled a pistol on the proprietor of Flowers' Grocery at Double Bridges and relieved him ol ?225 and a tankful of gas. Flabbergasted at the robbery, Flowers told deputy Dave Young, of Osceola, an indignant tale, Tuesday night the customer, William Hughey, his, wife and baby drove up before Flowers' gasoline pump in front of the floor. Hughey had been picking cotton In the neighborhood lor two months and had made many purchases from Flowers. Flowers, filled the tank and rv-!-oy walked Into the store with him Mrs. Hughey went along. She talked to Mrs. Flo\yers while Hughey, as with a second thought, told Flowers he needed some meat. T"c proprietor wnlked back to suddenly faced him with a pistol. Demands Money Hughey demanded Flowers' money, and to underscore the^ demand, cocked the pistol. "Be careful of that thing," Flowers said he told the customer. "I'll give you the money." At the cash register, he handed Hughey a sheaf of bills. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hughey had finished her chat with Flowers' wile, had left the store and turned the car around. Hughey suddenly dashed outside, jumped Into the car, and It drove off to the north. Deputies are working on the cnse in Oseeola and In Blytheville under the direction of Sheriff William Berrymnn. Flowers has one consolation. "There was about $600 IM Mid 1 didn't The committee approved the 26"-* nation proposal last night 52-2 with, a nations abstaining. Only a two-] thirds majority was required in I the Assembly. The crucial test probably will come next week in the Security Council, which lias the final say on new members. The Soviets have promised to veto the 13 non- Communist applicants if the Chinese Nationalists carry out their threat to reject Communist Outer Mongolia. The voting In the Political Committee last night indicated the Canadian-inspired reso'uUon had the seven necessary affirmative votes irom Security Council members. This leaves only the big power veto which can hill any membership application. Only Cuba Only Cuba voted with Nationalist China against the committee recommendation. The United States abstained, and has promised to do likewise on all Communist applicants when the proposal comes before the council. The Americans have said also they would not campaign against any of the Red entries. President Eisenhower reportedly has sent two appeals to Chiang Kai-shek to refrain from vetoing Outer Mongolia. The seven Security Council menr bers that voted for the resolution in the committee were Britain, Russia, Peru. Brazil, Iran, Turkey and New Zealand. Belgium and Sec U.N. on Page 14 Central Metals To Give Party Employes, Families Will be Guests 'A Christmas party for employe and their families of Central Me als Products Co. was detailed to day by Riley R. Quick, vice pres ident and local manager of th firm. To be held on Christmas Eve the affair will begin at 2:30 p.m and will include a buffet suppe which will be served to the grou at the National Guard Armory The company will distribute gift for all its employes and their chi dren and a film of Walt Disne rtoons (with sound) has bee secured for the event, Quick said Door prizes will be awarded an the group will deliver food and Christmas tree to a needy fami! to round out the evening. Wyott Delegate To FB Meeting W H. Wyatt will be one of five Arkansas delegates to represent the Arkansas Farm Bureau at the 37th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federa tlon, which begins next week in Chicago. Wyatt, scheduled to depart for Chicago Saturday, was named one of the state's voting delegates at t''e ann'rl ArUrnvs Farm nutting IB Uttl* Rock iMt moMb. USO Hostesses Must be 18 Girls volunteering as junior hoi tesses for the Monday night Neg: and White USO dances must be years old or over and should regi t«r today or tomorrow if possible This was the word today from Mr C. O. Redman, local USO chalrmai who Is heading arrangements I the dances. White dance will he at Woman Exhibit Building at Walker Par The Negro Christmas party will I in Harrison High School gymn» him. Hostesses for the former will re: istcr at Blythevllle Y and Neg girls may register at the Day Ca Center. Additional rcr,i.itranls may i t*r Moods*, M«. MdoMO MM ke, Aides Mr Defense, Judget Plans Con Bolonce Current Budget, Humphrey Soys By ED CREAGH THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Eisenhower met vith his top advisers at fog- hrouded Camp David today n an intensive, session aimed t rounding out next year's efense program while bal- ncing the budget and provid- ng a tax cut if possible. Secretary of the Treasury'Hum- hrey, said just before the talks parted: "1 don't give a damn what the military spending) indications 'are —I think we'.-e going to balance le budget." Humphrey spoke with reporters ust before the President arrived y car at the mountaintop conler- nce site. Humphrey was talking about the udget for the current fiscal year nding next June 30, but he and iudget Director Rowland Hughes ave expressed hope the 1956-5' udget can be balanced as well. Up to Ike Asked about chances for a tax ut next year, Humphrey replied'. "I imagine the President will be aying something about it in his tate of the Union message." Humphrey gave no further indl- ation today whether the adminls- ration will recommend, a tax re- uction. j Eisenhower conferred privately' 'ith Humphrey, Hughes, Secretary f Defense Wilson and Secretary f State Dulles before going into a National Security Council meeting lat was scheduled to last most of he day. This was the most intensive day f work he has put in since his September heart attack. The sun was just beginning to ut through mist that clouded the Catoctin Mountain heights when he President drove in from bis Gettysburg farm. Some of those .aking part in the conferences arrived in blue Marine helicopters. First to arrive by Copter were Hughes and, two presidential aides, Sherman Adams and Col. Andrew Goodpaster. Humphrey and some of the oth- rs drove up from Washington. The nisty weather made flying a little ricky and the crew of the first opter said part of the way they ollowed a state highway. AFL-CIO Chief Seeks Peace With Industry *«** #v«* Historic Convention Nears End By NORMAN WALKER NEW YORK (AP) The AFL-CIO neared the end of its historic founding convention today amid a disagreement over arranging talks for a labor peace pact with business. George Meany, AFL-CIO president, said representatives of the National Assn. of Manufacturers had talked with him and accepted a bid by Meany to discuss a live-and-let-liv« osnell Plans School Elementary Unit to Cost About $140,000 Oosnell School District today ad- ertised for bids on an approximate- y $140,000 elementary school build- ng which will contain seven class- ooms and a combination auditorl- im-lunch room. Superintendent of Gosnell Schools ". E. Lucius said the government is roviding about $80.000, leaving the listrict the balance of the cost, or in estimated $60,000. The structure will house 200 students and provide lunchroom space or a total of 400. It will be located northwest of the new elementary building now in use, he said. Bids are to be opened Dec. 22. arrangement. The NAM denied having agreed to any such discussions. While Meany indicated he would try to straighten out the difficulty today, there remrined the solid fact that this No. 1 leader of organized labor was courting the idea of working out a nonaggres- sion deal with industry. Charles B. Sligh Jr., the NAM'S board chairman, expressed surprise at Meany's overture. Sligh did not, however, throw any cold water on the underlying suggestion that, labor an-< management qould work out an agreement narrowing their differences. Hear Stevenson The more than 1,400 AFL-CIO convention delegates hear an address today by Adlai Stevenson, announced candidate for the Democratic presidential ndmination. After Stevenson's talk, the convention was due to take up a resolution outlining AFL-CIO political plans for the 1956 election campaign and wind up convention sessions. Meany said'talks with the NAM looking toward a . labor-management nonaggression pact have been arranged to start soon, "on a staff level." He said he would not be in on them a* the beginning. Sligh sjid that while Meany has been invited to address an NAM luncheon tomorrow, "no authorized representative of the NAM has been in contact with George Meany except to invite and make arrangements for him to speak." "They're Interested" "It should be quite possible," Meany said, "to reach an agreement if they (the NAM) have any good will in. our American system and I am sure they do. Continuing to snipe at each other is a W archaic. "After all, they are just as in terested in seeing the America system work as we are. There is no harm, at least, in seeing wha can be worked out. We in labor don't introduce legislation to hur them or put them out of business." Previous attempts at working out labor-management accords have generally resulted in failure. The last major one was called by President Truman In the fall of 1945, after the close of World War II. In APL-CIC convention developments yesterday, the newly merged union organization established its Industrial Union Department without any fireworks. The IUD is the unit created within the AFL-CIO as a home for former CIO unions, and there had been hints at trouble because of the application of some former AFL unions for entry into the IUD Open Welcome However, the former CIO unions extended an open welcome and 35 former AFL unions, with an estimated membership of 2,200,000 were admitted. All former CIO unions with the exception of the former CIO Transport Workers Union, which is balking at the AFL- See AFL-CIO on Page 14 Stevenson Hurls 'Hate-AAongering' Charge at GOP NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Adlai Stevenson declared today some Republican officials apparently are resorting to political "hate mongering." He termed it a "dangerous brand of politics." * Stevenson said "there appears to be a design to play the ugly poll- ics of group hatred," and h* asked: "Is this, indeed, an attempt to tir up class conflict? No election, o office is worth such • price." He said the highest duty of Farm Jobs Show Decline - Bland ESD Director Speaks to Kiwanis Club Here The Arkansas Employment Secur- .ty Division office in Blytheville placed more persons in non-farm jobs in Mississippi County during the first 10 months of 1955 than it did all last year, but placed only half as many persons in agricultural jobs this year as last. Those facts were revealed in a speech at Hotel Noble yesterday before the Kiwanis Club by Arkansas BSD Director Jim Bland. Bland pointed out that the offic here placed 2,734 persons in non agricultural jobs in the county from January through October this yea compared to 2,590 for all of 1954. Farm Labor Off Placements of farm workers during the same periods, excluding foreign workers, totaled 36,735 this year against 73,032 last year. These figures are lurther indication of the trend to increased urban and industrial employment and decreased rural employment which has become characteristic of this area in the past few years. And though the number of new applications for work were reduced from lust year and the total weeks of unemployment were the same for the comparative periods, the amount of claims benefits paid in the county resulted in a slight increase this year, Eland's figures showed. The average weekly check increased 11 cents for total paid in benefits this year of $115,311. Last year's total was S1H.887. Outlines History Outlining the origin and history of ESD since its inception 1934. Bland pointed to the new theories >t government on which this pro ;ram. and others with similar pur See FARM on Pujre 14 GETS EAGLE BADGE — Macky Ashabran- n«r. member of Manila Boy Scout Troop 3S, Is shown as he received his Eagle Scout award from his mint, Mrs. Roy Ashabrnnncr. Mr. Ashabrnn- MT looki OB. Bcdtft WM piennttd »t meeting ol Manila Lions Club, which sponsors the troop. D. N. Morris, Osceoln, district chairman, wns on hand with other district officers for the presentation. American people nowadays Is to ty nothing in the political arena v h i c h will hurt democracy'! -hances abroad. Stevenson, defeated 1952 Democratic prsidential candidate who now is making another bid for his party's nomination, spoke out In lis prepared address for the AFL- CIO convention. He said he had Intended "not to et this become a political speech," but went on to add: "Group Hatred" "I propose, nevertheless, to speak bluntly agaii^t what appears to be a design to play the ugly politics of group hatred." He continued; "It started with the secretary of agriculture's attempt to blame the farmer's current depression on the city 'Worker's wage increase. "And now the chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee has charged labor leaders with organizing 'a conspiracy of national proportions' to take over the federal government; "The national chairman of tha 'Salute to Eisenhower' dinners has made his curious Insinuating statement that labor became a potent Dolitical force in America at about ;he same time as the rise of the azi party in Germany; "A member of the Cabinet has said that he doesn't 'happen to go along with some of the "goos" ' as he puts It, who are 'running 'lings'; "And a Republican state chairman has proclaimed that labor .eaders are Marxist-Socialist boss„„ who are trying to take this country down a rat hole.' " "Dangerous Brand" Stevenson continued: "This, I repeat, is a distressing and a dangerous brand of politics. This is divisive and therefore destructive. We in this country are just emerging from a long and shameful interval of hate and fear nnd slander. Today McCarthylsm out of style. "But is a similar hate campaign , the making around distorted images o! 'goons' and 'power hungry labor bosses' — ugly phrases we hear almost daily? "Must the image of America be further defaced? Is this, indeed, an attempt to stir up class conflict? "No election, no office, is worth such a price! 'Our highest duty these days is ,„ sny nothing in the political arena Which will hurt democracy's chances among the people of the world. "And the politics of hate mongering even blights democracy's future here at home among the people of America." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy to cloudy and colder thii afternoon, tonight and Friday, possibly a few snow flurries northern counties. High this afternoon, ml* to high 40s; low tonight, 15 to 26. .MISSOURI: Partly cloudy this afternoon tonight and Friday; a few snow flurries likely extreme north this afternoon or tonight; much colder this afternoon; colder tonight and southeast and extreme south Friday; low tonight near 10 extreme north to 18-20 south; high Friday 20s extreme north to th» lower 30s south. Maximum yestcrday-dO. Minimum this morning—31. Sunrlsa tomorrow—fl:H. Sunset today—-1:«. Moan temperature—45.5. Precipitation 34 noun (7 a.m. to T p.m.)—nouc. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dftto—«.W. , This I)»tt Uil. Vw Miixtmnm yesterday—35. Minimum this morning—35. pnolpluuoa JM. I M •*» »*

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