The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 234 Blytheville Courier Blythcvllle Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 80, 1955 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS JACKSON REQUESTS RESTRAINING ORDER Demand Low On Private Salk Serum PHS Official Urges Parents To Use Vaccine By W. JOVNKS MacFARLAN WASHINGTON (AP) — A Public Health Service report indicated today that more than half the Salk polio vaccine shipped to private physicians and health departments remains unused. Surgeon General Leonard Scheele commented, however, that some accumulation is necessary both to prepare for mass inoculation programs and to provide a reserve for second shots, ano added: "The distribution and use of the vaccine appears to be proceeding in a reasonably satisfactory manner." Based on Estimates At the same lime, he asked tha 1 parents, private physicians anc health officers in those areas where vaccine is available cooper aie in using supplies as rapidly as possible. The health service .report wa: based on estimates from 36 stati and territorial health officers. It said that about 45 per cen of the vaccine shipped to their areas under the voluntary contro program prior to Nov. 30 had beer used by thai date. 2,200,000 Vaccinated The preliminary estimates indi cated that about 3,200 cubic centi meters—or doses—were given 2, 200.000 children and expectan mothers in the 36 areas from Juh 31 through Nov. 30. Use of the vaccine under the voluntary control program, which became effective July 31, is in addition to that under the free program of the National Foundation for infantile Paralysis. The service said more than 131 2 million c.c.'s had been used by the NPIP to vaccinate about seven million children. Almost a fourth or the unused vaccine reported is held by New York and California. Both states, the health service satti, are Belting ready for mass programs. Five Injured In Collision Eisenhower Works On Drafting State Of Union Message By MARVIN L. ARKOWSMITH KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — President Eisenhower, dressed n casual sport clothes, worked today on a near-final draft of lis Jan. 5 State of the Union message to Congress. Bid to Prevent Induction Of Buchanan Made Mayor E. R. Jackson's attorneys — just 72 hours before swearing-in ceremonies — filed a restraining order in Chancery Court today to prevent Mayor-elect Toler Buchanan from New Argentine Plot Upset BUENOS AIRES I/Pi—The Argentine govemement announced today the destruction of a new "subversive" plot as its forces tightened a crackdown on Peronista diehard:. The arrest of 10 persons near the Paraguayan border was announced in the wake of last night's disclosure that 125 "troublemakers" including several Peronista labor leaders, had been rounded up. | In recent weeks trouble has been : mounting in Argentina Most of the disturbances have been attributed . to elements still faithful to ousted Juan Peron. None has been on a I scale sufficient to constitute a ser-1 ious challenge. I Pour victims of a North Highway 61. three-ear collision were reported "somewhat improved" today and a fifth was listed bv Memphis Baptist Hospital as "satisfactory." The picture at the top is a 184.' Ford, occupied by four Hembrey brothers of Arbyrd. Below is a^ 1051 Chevrolet, driven by Miss theville. who was involved in the Rose Kunkel, 66, ot Stecle. The accident. Investigating officers said lhat a car driven by Rhoads collided «-ith the rear of the Chevrolet \vhile attempting to pass a slow moving truck Cars and truck were See WRECK on Page 10 The President left his living quarters at the Navl base i.ere at 9:30 a.m. and walked two blocks to his 4-room office suite in the base administration building- He was accompanied by his message-writing aide, Kevin Me- 'ann, who flew in from Washington this morning- with a revised draft, of (he document outlining the administration's 1956 legislative program. Also along on the walk in the warm sun was the chief executive's youngest brother. Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, president of Pennsylvania State Un'versity. N'ear Completion The President had a cheery good morning for newsmen as he stepped from his temporary home. White House aides said the state of the union message w r ould be near completion after today's wort session. Still recuperating from his Sept 24 heart attack. Elsenhower yesterday put a big smile on the face ol the White House doctor, Mai Gen. Howard M. Snyder. The smile flashed after Eisenhower had practiced golf shots, started two oil paintings and completed a 55- minute. two-mile walk around the Key West naval base — the chief execuiive'r vacation headquarters. Looking approvingly at Eisenhower. Snyder told newsmen: "If I can get this guy healthy, th-t's all I want." . Some Horse Play His walk took him partly along Truman Beach, named for his predecessor, once a frequent visitor here. Eisenhower had some fun with his naval aide. Cmdr. Edward L. Beach, when the officer suggested a short cut at one point during the stroll. "Don't get me shot." Eisenhower said. "It says 'No passage'" The passage runs alongside quarters which. Beach noted, are occupied by Rear Adm. H. H. Henderson, the base commandant. "If he shoots you. he's not to answer to me," Beach told the President with a grin. Eisenhower was hatless in the warm sun — the temperature was the mid-70s. He wore a tan jersey sport shirt, dark brown slacks and military style buckle shoes. taking office. In the petition, Jackson charged that Buchanan is not qualified under the law to hold the office. He declared that "anyone attempting to take charge of the office until it is fully determined that the present incumbent is not due to hold said office is a usurper Highest Since'41: 1955 Traffic Death Toll Estimate For Nation: 38,500 CHICAGO (AP) — The National Safely Council today estimated the 1955 traffic death toll at 38,500 — the highest in 14 years. Yule Holiday Traffic Toll Raised to 629 CHICAGO Ml—Delayed reports and subsequent deaths from juries suffered in Christmas noli- Yea[ day weekend tr.iffic have pushed! • the toll of fatalities well above the' ^™ ^ record 609 counted Tuesday. ' j J Q| '. ( , ]( , y( , al . ( - M 5()0 The delayed reports raised to 629 This wou i t | [op last year's safet. council figure of 30,000. It's 5.00 more than the 33.417 U. S. soldier." sailors, Marines and airmen kille The estimate came as much o the nation took emergency actior to hold down the frightening tol over the next three days. Safety officials fear another record wil be set. The council based Its estimat on a projection of reports of 34,690 Americans killed in traffic in th first 11 months of the year. A later, survey, taken yesterday by The Associated Press from In complete state police records showed at least 35,785 traffi deaths. 36,000 More Than 1954' The safety Council figures tha delayed reports, deaths throug New Year's Eve and deaths late .. „ ,111-ies suffered late thi year will bring the over-all tola the number of highway dealhs which occurred during the actual hulidiiv period. Of the thousands who were hurt ., in the 37 months of the Korean hereof" and he asked that he b« ontinued as mayor until an ear- ier-filed election contest is heard. Chancellor W. Leon Smith said hortly before noon today that he lad heard nothing about the peti- ion asking for a restraining order [gainst Buchanan. He said he had not been ap- iroached by Jackson or his repre- entatives to hear the petition. Smith Disqualified? It was the opinion of some observers this morning that Smith, because he is a qualified voter in the city of Blytheville, would be disqualified by Arkansas statute from tearing the petition. If that is the case, the petition would have to be heard by Judge Lee Ward of Paragould, 12th Judicial District's other chancellor. Efforts to contact Ward at Paragould and Jonesboro were unsuccessful. Whether he had been asked to hear the petition by Jackson was unknown here. The petition presumably would have to be heard in Chancery between now and swearing in time Monday before Buchanan could be restrained from taking office. Out of Town Neither Jackson nor his attorneys, Claude P. Cooper and Ed B. Copk, were available for comment this morning after the petition had bt«a filed. All three reportedly were o»t ot town. Mayor-elect Toler Buchanan, who heard of the petition only at noon, said he had had no opportunity to talk to his attorneys and could make no comment at present. Used as grounds for the requested restraining order were many of the allegations of Jackson's election contest. Basis for the claim that Buchanan is not legally entitled to the office was a charge that Buchanan purchased poll tax receipts with ills own money for voters upan promises that they would vote for him. Jackson said Buchanan delivered "illegal" poll tax receipts or mailed or caused them to be State Department Publishes More Secret Yalta Papers By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (A.P) — The late Secretary of State Corclell Hull once angrily told fellow members of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Cabinet his former No, 1 aide Sumner Welles ••seemed to be ope atin» a second State Department" without interference Irom Roosevelt The late "oseplstalin plainly told Roosevelt soon after the 1945 Yalta conference that he into ded to have in Po an 1 a government which would establish "friendly relations" wrth \3HaytiWomen Convicted of Misdemeanors CA RUTHERSV ILLE — Too much time spent in saloons| ~ "which could have been spent do-1 ing something worthwhile" was' listed here yesterday as the cause behind misdemeanor convictions of three Hayti women. Pleading guilty to single charges of vagrancy, child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were Ruby Hunter, Imogene 11. would be (he greatest yearlong ill since tlie record 39.969 in 1941. Traffic deaths totaled :;.680 in mailed. Asks Election Be VoWed He urged that the election be dtv period. The following list number of deaths counted shows each state the Soviet Union. Police Fear Crazed Killer Loose in Central Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED 1'RESS Moscow a i. v i s e d the United States in advance of Yalta that it warned to break up Germany into smaller nations, "demilitarize German industry," and collect reparations in machinery over a 10-year period. These and other fragments of history—some of them shedding added light on the origins of the cold war—are disclosed in the publication of more than 40 previously Hombeak, a 16-year-old mother, and her mother, Eula Lacy Ward. Ruby Hunter was given 30 days, with 25 days suspended, on the vagrancy charge by Magistrate Judge Sam Corbett Sr. Imogene Hombeak, mother ot a two-month-! old baby, was sentenced to six i months in Jail, with five months! suspended, on the child neglect charge. The Ward woman's — „ . . „ .. was deferred until her daughter i 21 21 0 21; served her sentence to allow for continuous care of the baby. . _.. of midnight Monday; the revised "umber of deaths during the actual holiday period in-j eluding delayed reports and corrections: the number of subsequent deaths up to noon yesterday from injuries received in holiday traffic: and the new aggregate state total: By Stales Alabama 7 11 1 12; Arizona 5 4 0 4; Arkansas 9 9 0 <J; California be declared null and void. Jackson's original complaint was son as he goes. "It looks to me like all threei jobs may have been done by some in crashes on streets and high-] vvni ways between (i p in. local time^ Friday Dec. 23, and midnight, Monday. Dee. 26, at least 34 haclj TralTic derltll5 totale d J.6BO in I ;;.; d ~=- j j • be ' ca u7e ~o7a~lTeged "ir died up to noon yesterday. ; Novcmber-10 per cent more than; J'-'X-mes in ""emee ba Hotsand These plus the 629 during |he| lhe rame monlh in 1954. j ^£'»'<? ""£™^/S/^ Tu, r"3 VC knd°"in S 'theTV, anni ^ weekend - termed "Black the pollin!5 ^ toll to 6(»3. And m the da s and i chl . istmas .. by safety e perts-em- According to Jackson's petition, weeks to come it probably will phaMzcft , he molltuing highway j e!ection commissioners "did not continue to glow. lolls and caused many states to| p roV {Q;e voting places as required Broke Old Record [ order stringent enforcement efforts | Dy law." He said private booths The 609 count taken at the close • for the New Year weekend. A new] were not furnished and that a se- of the weekend broke the old! record for any holiday in history. I C ret vote was not possible. Christmas holiday record by 43^629 Americans, died outright in Again, as in the original election In 195° there were 55R fatal- Christmas accidents. AP bureaus contest complaint, Jackson chal- ities during" the corresponding! across the country reported today lenged judges and clerks as not | that 34 others died in the following i being qualified by law and Ques- )h I '2' 2 days of injuries suffered over tioned their conduct at the polls. ' Christmas. He asked that the Nov. 8 election 420 This Weekend The safety council predicts 4201 -- - ---~ will die in the three-day New Year! expected by observers to be weekend The greatest previous 1 ; amended today, but at press.time toll was 407 over the four-day 1952-1 » copy of the amended complaint 53 holiday • tt ' as not in tlle circuit Court file. ' Arizona,' Illinois. Michigan and' Complaint Answered Wisconsin have ordered out the! Buchanan answered the original National Guard to help cope \vithj complaint with cross allegations the new year's threat. | admitting that many voting irreg- Texas, scene of Christmas'! ularities had been practiced but heaviest casualties. 53 t r a f f i cj stating that those who so voted, deaths, ordered highway patrol-! cast their ballots for Jackson. He men to make an arrest "in every | accused Jackson of purchasing or moving traffic violation from now : causing to be purchased a number of .poll tax receipts for others. A recount of the Nov. S election gave the victory to Buchanan by 14 votes — 2,030 to 2,016. Jackson challenged this and TAIPEI, Formosa (.-Pi — Francis: stated he had won by a 586 ma- Cardinal Spellman archbishop oi i jority, or 2,316 to 1.730 for Bu- Nfw York, arrived today from Oki- I chanan. nawa l>ir a rro'.vdpd 26'j-hour round I In his answer. Buchanan chal- of mviiUnKs, receptions and a ta'tX lenged some l.fiQO ballots and said :iml dinner with President Chiang he actually had won the race 2,030 47 47 2 49: 8718; Connecticut 'lO 10 0 10, Delaware] umjl J an ;, sentencing ; 4 4 0 4; Florida 20 22 0 22. Georgia Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and continued cold this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Sunday (air and cool. High this afternoon, mid 30s to 40; low tonight, 18-25. MISSOURI: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; colder south and east central this afternoon and southeast tonight; warmer west and north Saturday; low tonight 10-15 north to around 20 south;,high Saturday 30s east to near 40 west. Mfixlmum yo.sterdny—61. Minimum this morning—29. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Sunset today—4:57. Mcnn temperature—45. Precipitation 24 hours (7 R.m. to / p.m.)—.06. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—4n.0fi. This Dale l.»sl eY«r Maximum yesterday—43. Minimum this morning—28. Precipitation J«n. 1 to d«te—11.70 kill-crazy nut traveling down the, road," said Hardin. Yesterday the bullet-punctured body of a yonns woman was found) a mile north of C.urdon in Clark County. She was the third murder! victim to be found within walking distance of Highway 67 since Tuesday. Unlike the other two, a bullet from ft small-caliber pistol, fired at very close range, took her life. The others, 14-year-old Joe King of Jacksonville and a still unidentified man, were strangled. Sheriff Harc'.in ;aJd last night that he still has not idcnlified the woman, who was found lying in a | ditch alongside 'he highway by a; passing motonst. Laundry Mark Found He is attempting to trace a laundry mark, "M. Holden 1 ', found on her clothing. Hardin said he also has sent the woman's fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington lor check against FBI files. At Little Rock, the state medical examiner, Dr. Anderson Nettleship, said the wom"i died about midnight from a pistol bullet which pierced her skull. He said the woman was shot from close range, and that she fought with her killer. There was no evidence that she died fighting off a rapist, he said. Hai'dln's deputies and Slate Police found a blood-smeared bottle near the spot where the body was found. The sheriff said he believed the woman was shot on the shoulder of the road, and rolled Into tile See VA1.TA nil Page 10 Most of City To Close Monday Mississippi County administrative offices, banks and many Blytheville retail establishments will be closed Monday in observance ol the new year. The post office will not make regular home deliveries. Special dliv- ery and post office box service wilt be In operation. City clerk's office will remain open as will law enforcement and sanitation departments. The sheriff's department will be on duty, ' With Other Viipers The State Department printed the documents together with a vast accumulation of other papers in a 1,032-page volume put on sale by! the Government Printing office late yesterday. Only these 40 or so items are, new. and most of tiiem deal with| minor developments oi the 1944-45 period. The great hulk of the Yalta papers were made public last March. Now the whole colleclionj has become available in book fornii at S5.50 a copy | Joseph Reap. State Department pi-ess officer, said the new papers came from "scraping the barrel" i in the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park. N.Y., and from various government sources. | Intere.stinR Footnotes The new addition?, provided ^ome interesting footnotes to the history of that .period near the end ot World War If. ' nd included a humorous touch. -,r The late Harry 1 Hopkins, special presidential assistant, wrote Ro.isevelt frnr London in January 1045, shortly before the Yalta conference, that he had talked with Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Hopkins continued: "He says that if we had spent Sec MURDERS on Page 10 Idaho 2202: Illinois 40 40 5 45; > Indiana lli 16 0 1C; Iowa 8819' Prosecuting At'.y. James (Tick) j KnnKilK JQ 10 1 11; Kentucky 8 8 Vickrey. who filed the charges,' 2 [0 . L 0ll | S j a rm 8819: Maine made the statement that the worn-! i j' 0 1; Ma ,.y|;,,,d 2 10 0 en "spent too much time" in sa-i loons. They were arrested l.'ist^ week and described as "frequent i customers" of Sonny Cecil's Bar in Hayti. | Vickrey, a Democrat, who went' Spellman in Formosa into office on a cleanup campaign, regulate the activities of seven saloons and gambling houses shortly after taking office last January. The injunctions did not include Cecil's Bar. injunctions were modified in 101: Maryland 2 10 0 0: Massachusetts 1C 1C 0 16: Michigan 40 40 5 4ft; Minnesota 7707; Mississippi 10 10 2 12; Missouri 17 17 1 18; Montana 0000: Kai-.shek. Nebraska 3303: Nevada 3 3,03: New Jei to 1.030. Ohio' co 3 3 0 3:North Carolina 13; North Dakota 1101 4o'40 1 41: Oklahoma 13 13 2 15: Oregon! 7707: Pennsylvania 25 35 0 35: j Faubus Sees More Prosperity for State sentemwo'carmh^ii'iri Rhode island o'o o 0: south caro-| bars Doc's and Climax, so that women could enter. In Rhode isianci u u » u: ooum t-i..u- ; LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More prosperity and industrial Una 12 21 i 22; South Dakota ooo g row i), j s j n s tore for Arkansas in 1956, Gov. Orval Faubus o; Tennessee 7 7 is; Texas 53 M ; |)rC(lictet i today, but he sounded a note of caution in asking i 54. um i . .. i i people i 0 be thrifty while "we're making money." Vermont 2202; Virginia a) 20 0, ' ' •> ° •>(>• Washington 550 5; West Vir"Inla 7707; Wisconsin 22 22 1 23; Municipal Court Clifford A. Post, charged witn driving while under the influence of Intoxicating liquor, failed to appear in Municipal Court today. His bond of $111.75 was forfeited by order of Judge Graham Sudbury Ending his first year in office, unit i i v i, ">.™*i — — - — - the governor said the only dent in Wyominir 2112; District of Co- tne p ros p cr ny of Arkansas was the lumbia 0011. Grandpa Gets Word KEY WEST. Pla. I/Pi — President Eisenhower has received word that his new granddailRhter .born in Washington last week, is home from the hospital now. Mrs. Eisenhower telephoned him from Walter Heed Army Hospital in the capital. Ideal Setup? TULSA, C*la. W)—The Ideal Cooperative Investment Co., located within a block of the police station, was robbed yesterday of »600 by an armed bandit. Peace and Justice READING, Pa. HPi — Peace and justice reign in the Ross household. Mrs. Arthur Ross \vns sworn In yesterday as a justice of the pence, a position also held by her husband. we're making money — to save against the time xvhen things are not so good." he said. He declined to say what his per- includcd in price support pro-; sonnl p i ans were for 1956, when his j low income of farmers \vho are not i livestock, poultry, j grams. He specified dairy and egg growers. There may be more money for schools and other agencies next year, he said, "but they all should t first term ends. bear in mind that we must adopt a total program and not come to Little Rock and fight one another for what money is available." Too Many Nick/ei LOSQ BEACH, Calif. «P> — Joseph L. Rlchetti's trouble was that he had too many nickels—27,400 ol 1 them in fact. Police booked him People seemed to become more . hnruiarv vpjU>rday. aware of the school problem this ™ suspicion of burgtery yejtotflay -- T i,cy said they found the nickels in his apartment and accused him of burglarizing a snle and carrying year, he said. He asked the people not to "spend our money as fast as we make it." "The time to be thrifty Is when o urga off 200 pounds of t*« oodw »* Friday.

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