The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 218 BlythevIHe Courier Blythevllle Daily Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Dulles Repeats West's Policy Of Retaliation By BERNARD GAVZER CHICAGO (AP) — Western countries, to meet Russia's new challenge to their security, must bolster their alliances and maintain "selective retaliatory power," says Secretary of State Dulles. Stating that the Russians have|. had no change in purpose bu "merely In tactics," Dulles sal last night, "Our capacity to taliate must be, and is, massiv in order to deter all forms of ag gression." "But if we have to use tha capacity," he added, "such would be selective and adapted t the occasion." The secretary of state repeate his massive retaliation theme i a major foreign policy address a a dinner meeting of the Illinoi Manufacturers Assn. When it wa first advanced some two years ag it frightened some Europeans hi Dulles stressed it was "a firm foundation for peace." "Ultimate Deterrent" He asserted last nighfthe 'polic: of collective security—backed b an "arsenal of retaliation"—wl form "the ultimate deterrent' against the possibility of full-seal attack by the Soviet Union. "What I have just been saying is what I said five years ago," laid. Dulles, who helped form the col lective security program under thi Truman administration, added: "That program has now becomi a reality." The massive retaliation therm was first advanced by Dulles in a speech Jan. 12, 1954. He said the United States would depend prima rily on "a great capacity to re taliate Instantly by means and a places of our own choosing" to any Communist attack. Pears were voiced that this migh touch off World War HI if the United States reacted in such a wa> to a minor Communist assault. Will Deal Separately Dulles later clarified, qualified and expanded his statements. In substance, he said the -Unitec States had no intention of depend Ing merely on its capacity for massive atomic retaliation to scare off possible Communist aggressors Instead, the United States woulc deal separately with each case in the most appropriate manner and would make full use of loca defense forces. In answer to reporter's ques- See DULLES on Page 11 Rev. J. RajTnond Denton New Episcopal Priest Assumes County Duties The Rev. J. Raymond Denton has been named priest-in-charge of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Blytheville and Calvary Episcopal Church in Osceola. He succeeds the Rev. W. J, Fltz- hugh who left here in July, 1954. The Rev. Mr. Denton, 57, was ordained as Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1945 after attending Sea- bury-Westera Theological Seminary He served churches in Longview, Wharton and Austin, Tex., before •ccepting the rectorship of Christ Church, Luray, Va., in April, 1950. The Rev. .and Mrs. Denton, who are presently making their home in Osceola. have one daughter, Mrs. Harmon Button of Fairbanks, Alaska. Adlai Hunting, Hand Shaking In Arkansas Democrats' Hopeful To Meet With . State Leaders JEROME. Ark. W>—Adlai Stevenson brought his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination into Arkansas last night, riving at a hunting lodge near here for three days of duck hunting and conferences with party leaders. Top Arkansas Democrats, headed by Gov. Orval Faubus and Sens. Pulbright and McClellan, will meet with Stevenson while he is a guest of Dr. J. S. Rushing, an El Dorado dentist and oilman. Hunting Today Duck hunting was the primary item on today's schedule and Stevenson went out about 5 a.m. A barbecue dinner for the visiting politicians will be held tomorrow. 'Harry S. Ashmore, a campaign aide to Stevenson who is on leave as executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, said present plans call for them to go to Little Rock Sunday morning, probably by car, and board a commercial airliner In late morning. Other Leaders Among party leaders from other states who'll be on hand ar eSens. Long of Louisiana 1 . • ir Henn'idgs 'ill Missouri . and parkman of Alabama. Sparkman was the vice presidential candidate with Steven son in the unsuccessful 1952 cam paign. Although Faubus has announcet that he'll attend the confab, the rovernor said only last week tha it Is too early to commit Arkansas delegation to the 1956 Democratii National Convention. Stevenson traveled by auto from ireenville, Miss., to Jerome (pop 82) in extreme southeast Arkansas last night. He flew in a commer cial airliner to Memphis, where he caught a private plane to ireenville. SANTA FOR HIRE — Front door Santa Claus service is being offered by Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi thfs holiday season. Of course, the husbands will be doing most of the work. Here, Beta Slg Hubby Joe Ewing gets fitted for his Santa suit by Mrs. David Miles (left) and Mrs. Jerry Bivins as Mrs. Ewing looks on. Santa is for hire at $1.50 per visit and appointments may be made by phoning 2-2519 or 3-8438. A photographer will accompany him if desired. Santa won't be available for the weekends or after the Wednesday before Christmas. (Courier News Photo) AFL-CIO Lays Plans for Giant Two-Year Organizing Drive By NORMAN WA1.KKK NEW YORK (AP) — The AFL-CIO today charted a giant organizing drive to enlist 'millions" of new members in the two years before the next AFL-CIO convention; ,„.. ...Both George Meai^ m fo^gr,_.Aj!J < 4^!yd^jp£,a ther, former head of the"Ci'6Vii6w a vice president In'the merged organization, pledged an all-out recruiting campaign. Jaycees Want Those Old Toys Phone Call Will Send Them to Needy Blytheville Jaycees will begin picking up toys Saturday for their annual Christmas party for the city's underprivileged children. Persons with old toys to donate o the project are requested to tlace them' in boxes in their front pards to be picked up. The party, attended by about 300 ihildren last year, will be held at he Jaycee Club at 10 a.m. Dec. 3. A free dinner will follow the 'arty at the Razorback Drivein, ourtesy of owner. Sam Johns. Movies to bring in fruit and mned food will be shown Dec. 2 at the Ritz and Mox theaters. Telephone 2-2751 to have your oys picked up if you are missed iaturday. Navy to Rescue Of 5 Swimmers HONOLULU (ff) — The Hawaiian Sea Frontier, in the midst of a giant air-sea search for seven missing Navy bomber crewmen yesterday, mounted a "junior size" rescure operation to aid five distressed swim-, mers. A Navy sent five helicopters and a Beachcraft plane to the area. The Beachcraft pilot sighted the •wlmmers and dropped a life raft, " people got Into the raft, waved and started paddling (or abort," b* nportod. i Man in Background' "That man in the background" was Councilman E. M. Terry. In yesterday's photo of Mayor £. R. Jackson signing the sewer bonds, Terry, who was standing nearby, was unidentified. Stepped-up organizing was the major theme of the final session of the AFL-CIO founding convention yesterday.. Reuther reportd that former CIO unions have already pledged four million dollars as an organizing fund. Former APL unions are also expected to con- The chemical, textile, and pape industries were mentioned as ini tial targets for union organizers well as office aid building industry workers. "I am sure for the spirit I have seen at this convention,' that we Five-Fold Plan For States Rights Told by Speaker A five-fold program to limit the power of Congress to tax; limit the power of Congress to spend; decentralize the power of the federal government and restore the sovereignty of the states; recover and maintain the freedom of the individual and maintain the solvency of the nation was outlined to members of Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday. The speaker, and a forceful one, was Fred D. Rosenberg, who represented the Campaign for the states, of which he is executive secretary. Rosenberg, a member of the New York Bar. said it doesn't m:-;ke any difference which political party is in power. Both, he said, are committed to ever-increasing taxing and spending, and, he stated, .Congress will never voluntarily give up 'tr- broad powers of taxation and spending. If the present trend is continued, Rosenberg, stated, it can lead to a one-party nation. "Must Change Constitution" "I submit that educated Americans must change their Constitution to apply the brak'es to sort of governmental philosophy." By way of pointing up his views i taxation, Rosenberg pointed Your Help Needed if Post Office Is to Speed Christmas Delivery In anticipation of the largest volume of Christmas mail in the history of Blytheville Post Office, Postmaster Ross Stevens has announced that the office will remain open all day on Saturdays and Christmas Eve if necessary. Full window facilities will be available, he said, with a second parcel post window already opened. The postmaster further makes a pica to the people of Blytheville to cooperate in what he terms "will be a speedy, efficient means of delivering Christmas cards and pack- iges." Paramount in his request 1& the tying of bundles of mail In separate packages, marked for either in-town or out-of-town delivery. Labels to identify each have already been distributed. He said he cannot over-* mphaslre. the following of this procedure. Plans are undsrwny for an atidi- extra two on Walnut Street. Boxes will be turned so the large mouth of each, other than the narrow slots, will face the streets, another accommodation for the motorist. Inside the small lobby a table will be placed across the north end to facilitate the dropping of mail as in the past. And stomps will be available at every window, it was announced. Two pouches for in- town and out-of-town packages will be on hand also. Complete delivery of parcel post will be made on this and the following Sunday. If residents leave their homes it is suggested they designate a neighbor to accept parcels, for them. Extra Christmas help will be chosen from applicants of service veterans, the postmaster pointed out, choosing ten-point veterans first. About 25 nre to be employed, ten more thrm last yoar, starting tlontl nuii box to wppfeinent Uw I the 15th of. this month. out that if the $64,000 Question TV program really wanted to .give that much away, it would have to up the ante to 3500,000 in order to meet gift taxes and have a net o: SG4.000 remaining for the contestant. The Staggering: Debt "Our national debt is equal to all the other national debts in the world and it takes $7 billion each year just to finance the debt," Rosenberg said. The Campaign for the 48 States, which has national headquarters in Memphis, is backing the Reed- Dirksen Amendment, which limits the top rate Congress may set on income taxes, but which permits Congress to exceed the limit with a three-fourths vote, and the Byrd-Bridges Amendment, which requires annual budget balancing by limiting congressional appropriations in any fiscal year to the estimated receipts of the government. This latter amendment provides that Congress may side-step the requirements of the amendment in periods of dire emergency and by a three-fourths vote. It also is beating the drum for the Mundt - Coudert Amendment, which would revise the electoral college system; the Reed-Walter Amendment to give states- full power to amend the Constitution without intervention of Congress, and the Bricker Amendment, which would limit the executive's treaty power. Yule Party Gift Plan Is Set Up Firms or individuals who want to mak.e a donation to the Christmas party for children of Air Force Base personnel may do so through Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors of the event announced today that donations will be ncr -.,,,,j (•• r0 u£h ih« local chamber alike*. can do this job," Meany told dele gates. "We can do it in a way tha will warm the hearts of the veterans of our movement." Higher Wages Reuther said that by organizing and obtaining higher wages for presently nonunion workers, the AFL-CIO could turn them into "first-class citizens," increase purchasing power and raise living standards. "This is the greatest opportunity we ever had," he said. "It's an opportunity to demonstrate that labor unity is not just a pious slogan, but that we can apply that slogan to the practical task Ike, Aides Ready New Agri Program President Cabinet In Session THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Eisenhower and his chief advisers hammered out the beginnings, at least, of a new farm program today. The President met with his Cabinet in' snowy weather at Camp David, driving from 'his farm home near Gettysburg, Pa. The central subject matter of the meeting wa" indicated by the fact that Secretary of Agriculture Benson arrived with the largest staff of consultants, including Undersecretary True D. Morse. Drafting Message Eisenhower's chief speech- writer, Kevin McCann, also sa* in on the meeting, which obviously was devoted to drafting portions of the President's State of the Union message. The President, arriving at 8:40 a.m., walked the 200 yards from his quarters to Laurel Lodge, where the meeting was held, in a light snowfall. Full Day Eisenhower put in a full day yesterday at the Catoctin Mountains retreat near here, including morning and afternoon •essions with the National Security Council. He lett his Gettysburg, Pa., farm home for the camp, a 22-mile drive, at 8:15 a.m. and didn't get back until 4:4U p.m. > Tomorrow the chief executive m ors to Washington for a medical checkup arid meetings with congressional leaders next week. Eisenhower's Delay Has GOP Hopefuls Caught in Squeeze By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility that a squeeze play might sideline them for weeks while President Eisenhower delayed a second term decision apparently plagued some Republican presidential hopefuls today. * They would want to run only if the President doesn't. But they were said to feel that if Eisenhower doesn't act before early 1956 filing deadlines, they might find themselves boxed out of OOP delgate and preferential primaries. This possibility apparently was behind, reports that Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate's Republican leader, might take the plunge into the April 10 Illinois ELECTED BY SCOUTS — Charles Czeschin, Arkansas - Missouri Power Co., president, last night was named president of Eastern Arkansas Council of Boy Scouts ol America when the gvoup held its annual meeting in Memphis. Louis George, Osceola, was named Council representative and James Gardner, Blytheville, and D. N. Moms, Osceola, received Scouter Appreciation Awards. Floyd White, Blytheville, was announced as a veteran Award winner. Teacher at Hoxie Tells of Threat At Integration Hearing By LEON HATCH JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A Hoxie, Ark., teacher tes- carrying forth an organizational 1 fjfied today her sister told her that her name "would be rive into every section of blackene( j across the headlines of all the papers" unless she gave up her connection with the racially integrated Hoxie schools. Mrs. Guy Floyd, who said she] school children in his congregation had been a teacher in the Hoxie i to treat the Negro students "in the district 22 years, attributed the America." Meany, meanwhile, was due to , speak at a meeting today of th'e National Assn. of Manufacturers on 'What Labor Expects From Industry." He was to be followed on same program by Charles R. Sligh Jr., the NAM s board chairman, whose subject was "What Industry Expects From Labor." May Clarify Dispute Their speeches may clarify a dispute over whether the NAM had accepted a suggestion made a few days ago that the AFL-CIO and NAM representatives seek to work out a labor-management pact. Meany told newsmen Wednesday that an unnamed NAM representa- Jve Mad contacted him and arranged for "staff level" talks to see what areas of agreement be- een the AFL-CIO and NAM could be worked out. Sligh afterward denied there were any such arrangements. statement to Mrs. Imo Shackleford. ; Mrs. Floyd was a witness in the second day of a hearing in Federal Court here before Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves of Kansas City. The Hoxie School Board is asking Judge Reeves to make permanent an existing preliminary injunction forbidding pro-segregationist groups and individuals from' interfering iwth operation of the j schools. ' Mrs. Floyd said at first she had; not been threatened during the j tense situation which arose after pro-segreg:itionists last August started an active campaign to re- CARUTHERSVILLE— same manner you would like to be treated if you were a minority group." He said he advised the parents in his. congregation that, "No matter what your personal feelings are, please don't discuss the situation in a manner that will make it more difficult for the children." Robison testified — as others had before him — - that sit first See SEGREGATION* on Page 11 Fowlkes Named City Attorney voke integration at Hoxie. Further Threats primary if there is no word on the President's intentions before Jan. 23. That is the end of the filing period in that state.' Knowland- himself declined to discuss the reports. Not Required In Illinois and in New Hamp- . shire, where the primary is March 13, the consent of the presidential candidate is not required. Knowland and others apparently have visualized a situation in which, before any Eisenhower announcement, their names and the President's might be entered without their consent. Neither the California senator nor any other GOP hopeful would care to buck the President, even if he hadn't said he was running. They might be forced to repudiate the filing made in their name with some statement to the effect they were no ^-candidates Might Bar Them This might bar them from any other primaries as long- as the President delayed his decision. The situation was foreseen .where this enforced inactivity might last up to the eve of the Aug. 20 convention. Knowland has said publicly he believes the President will give an "early" indication of his intentions. But trie California senator apparently hasn't missed the implications of statements from those around Eisenhower that there may be a delay until Pbruary • or March, after a final physical checkup. said he spoke had not been nu- n person connected with the Hoxie thorized to talk for the business group. "Simple and Clear" In his concluding remarks to the sirs »s Citizens Committee for Segregation that her reputation would be damaged if she didn't resign her teaching position. It was at this point that she | John Fowlkcs, local lawyer, has I i been appointed to fulfill the re-1 Under further questioning by j mainder of the term of Robert j Later Meany said that appar-j School Board lawyei Edwin E.j (Buddy) Gowan. who has resigned i ently. based on Sligh's denial, the-Dunaway of Little Rock, Mrs.JDS prosecuting attorney for the j !>JAM representative with whom he; Floyd said she had been told by i City of Caruthersville. ] The appointment was made by \ Mayor Dyer Byrd after City Coun-' cil's unanimous acceptance of Gownn's resignation. Gowan, who formerly lived here, has been practicing law in St. Louis for the past few months, the Mayor said. At this week's regular monthly meeting, City Council unanimously voted for the installation of a small light in the alley between West Thirteenth and Fourteenth Streets directly off Ward Avenue. A Id nr men decided the light should be installed because of the excessive darkness of the alley. Council also approved installation ot 650 feet of 4-inch pipe for a water line fit the western edge of Caruthersville, where a new elementary school building is under construction. America's workers but without rodding on , any other group. 'Yet we find little men with loud voices and sometimes big titles who are critical of what we arc doing, who seem to see something hat is Inimical to the welfare of he country," Meanv said. He said the AFL-CIO wants to cooperate with business management but "this is not going to be any milk toast movement—we tire going to seek these thing in a militant manner in which our or- taation was founded." named person as Mrs. Shaeklcford. It wasn't until she was cross- examined by M. V. Moody of Little Rock, attorney for the pro-segregationists, that she identified Mrs. Shackleford as her sister. Moody told Judge Reeves that Mrs. Shackleford is not a defendant and had no connection with the defendants. Appealed to Children The Rev. H. L. Robison, Hoxie Methodist minister, related that the night before integrated schools opened last July he asked the He Keeps Pledge of 30 Years' Standing E. H. Ftord left today to once again fulfill a pledge made 30 years ago. It was then that Ford, down on his luck, was given succor by the Salvation Army in Little Rock. E?.ch year, around Chri-Lmas time, ftrt rtUuns to Uttle Rock to make the rounds with the skillet in behalf of the Army. Ford has been making the trip from Blytheville for the past 24 years. In the ten days he'll spend at the-capital, he expects to collect $1.000 or more for the Salvation Army. BURDETTE CLUB ELECTS — Ne\v officers of the Burdette Agriculture Club were elected at the December meeting of the group this week. J. T. Weathers (above) was named president for the coming year. Me succeeds E. H. Crook, vice president and W. B. Hobson, secretary - treasurer. The club's scholarship-student loan fund also was discussed. (Courier News Photo) Weather Santa Claus Barred HENDERSON, Nev. (fl — Santa Claus has been banned from the annual city-sponsored Christmas parade Dec. 24. Jolly old St. Nick won't be riding on one of the floats because several Henderson religious leaders objected to him as "a pagan symbol," Recreation Director Dr. Earl Gould said yesterday. Gould said several religious leaders threatened to withdraw floats depleting biblical scones if Santa Claus was included in the parade. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair and continued cold this afternoon and tonight. Saturday increasing cloudiness with rising temperatures. High this afternoon, mid to high 30s; low tonight, low 20s. MISSOURI—Generally fair this afternoon; colder southeast; increasing cloudiness tonight and Saturday with occasional snow spreading over most of north Saturday; not so cold northwest and extreme north tonight and over state Saturday; low tonight 15-20; high Saturday around 30 northeast to 40s southwest. Maximum yesterday—51. Minimum this morning—M. Sunrise tomorrow—6:5<J. Sunset todny~4;49. Mctin tempera tu ro—37.5. Precipitation 24 hour* (T I p.m.)—10.00. This Hatf lust Ye*r Mnxlmmn yesterday--52. Minimum this morning—35. Precipitation JMI. 1 to M. to f

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