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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O» MOBTHEA6T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 247 BIythevllle Courier Btythevllto Dully Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blyttwvllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS FRIDAY JANUARY, 14, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dailr Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Two Schools Termed Unfit Robinson, Elm Buildings Condemned, Nicholson Says Robinson and Elm Street Negro elementary schools have been condemned and must be replaced if Blytheville is to retain its present accreditation rating. — -™ * These words came from Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson, who appeared before Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday and unfolded school problems brought on by a rising birth rate and a po- . _ m _ tential • population increase. I In 111 X0miT£ As of now - ne said - 15 additional W|J III 4/WIIQlV classroom units are needed * house present students. "And," he further pointed out, "This means there are 15 teachers not on the payroll, whose work is being carried on by others who have too great a work load." As the school board noted In releasing plans for asking for a five- mill tax increase, most classrooms now have no room to add new desks and classrooms are becoming crowded. Mr. Nicholson also echoed the Storm Boils in Senate Committee Staff Aides On Hot Spot Over Articles WASHINGTON (AP) — A tempest boiled up today with in the Senate Juvenile De linquency subcommittee over the action of two staff aides in, writing magazine , articles about the group's work before its report is published. Members were trying to arrange an early meeting to decide whether Herbert W. Beaser, chief counsel of the subcommitte, and Richard Clendenen, Its staff director, were justified or should be required to walk the plank. Former Sen. Robert Hendrickson of New Jersey, newly nominated by President Eisenhower to be ambassador to New Zealand, was chairman of the subcommittee. He did not run for re-election. At the moment the subcommittee has no chairman. Members are frankly upset because two of Bea- aer's and Clendencn's articles have already been published in the Saturday Evning Post. Claim Denied Bcaaer said In an Interview he and Clendenen had Hendrlckson's permission to enter into a commitment to write the articles, a series of five. 'That Is not true," said Hendrickson, reached by telephone at his home in New .Jersey. "Despite all my warnings and advice," he said, "these two fel-. lows insisted on going ahead." He said that at one point he was ' 'firmly resolved to chop their heads off" but finally decided to take "the calculated risk' of keeping them on rather than bringing In new aides at n late stage the subcommittee's work. Sen. Kefnuver iD-Tenn) said he and other subcommittee members. Sen. Longer (R-ND) and Sen. Henning.s (D-Mo), were "very much upset" when they learned from Hendrickson about the articles. The subcommittee, set up to make a nationwide probe of the causes and extent of Juvenile delinquency, is due to expire Jan. 31 but members have urged that it be continued. Hendrickson said Beaser and Clendenen asked him last fall If he was considering writing anything about juvenile delinquency and he told them he had talked to a publishing firm about the possibility of writing a book after the subcommittee's report was completed. . . His thought, Hendrickson said, was to turn over any profits to some organization engaged in youth work, Advised Against U Hendrickson said Beaser and Clendenen told him they had been approached about a series of articles and asked him if he saw anything wrong in it. He said he told them he would think it over, but Inter advised them to hold off because he felt an "ethical question" was involved. After getting in touch with other subcommittee members, Hendrickson said, "I called the boys and said they'd better call it off." H said they told him they did not know whether they could. Hendrickson a Republican, said that on Oct. 23 Beaser telephoned him in New Jersey saying he and Clendenen wantd to see him about the articles. "I hit the ceiling," Hendrickson said, adding he told Beaser that "If you fellows are going to pres- See SENATE on Page 3 School Board's statement yesterday when he said the expansion Is not being carried on in anticipation of the population Influx which will result from Blytheville Air Force Base reactivation. Must IJe Replaced That, he explained, will be dealt with when it arises. He said the Robinson and Elm Street school buildings have been inspected and the District has been advised to replace them as soon as possible. The two buildings are of frame construction are overcrowded and In need of extensive repairs if not razing. Mr. Nicholson, introduced by Rotarian Harry Bradley, touched on other problems faced In the district, most important of which he said Is the struggle for teachers. "Schools from practically every other state outbid us for the product of our own teachers colleges " he said. AF Asking Small Firms For Bids All Blytheville firms desiring to do so, today were Invited to participate in the Defense Procurement Program by the United States Air Force, according to the Chamber of Commerce. Worth D. Holder, Chamber manager, said this morning H. D. Edwards of the Chief Resources Branch of St. Louis Air Procurement District, has invited small businesses in the Blytheville area Interested in bidding oh government defense supply and manufacture contracts to request their names be placed on the Air Force's bid invitation list. He said the government defines a small business as any firm employing less than 500 persons. A list of commodities needed by the various Air Mr-^iriel Command purchasing offices is available to all interested persons at the Chamber office. Mr. Holder pointed out that the invitation to participate In the procurement program Is not connected directly with the reactivation of the Blytheville Air Base but he said that there is a possibility that )ids will be asked for the manufac- -ure or supply of miscellaneous terns for the base at some future date. During World War II, Barksdale Manufacturing Company of Blytheville did similar work for the United States Army. It was, awarded a contract to supply wooden tent pegs for the Army's pup tents. Persons or firms desiring to be placed on the Defense Procure- nent Program's bid Invitation list should write: St. Louis Air Procurement District, 1114 Market Street. St. Louis, Mo., Attention — Small Business Division. Optimism Expressed For Release of Fliers Hammarskjold Says Progress Made in Talks UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Alj — Chief U. S. delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., ex- a House to Get Bill DEDICATION SET — Osceola's new $5,000,000 Industry, the Osceola Finishing Company Inc., will be dedicated Thursday at ceremonies to be held at the plant site. The firm is a subsidiary of the Crompton-Shenandoah Company of Waynesboro, Va., and v/ill finish corduroy material. (Courier News Plioto) Better Facilities Sought For State's Delinquents By RAY STEPHEN'S LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A comprehensive plan to provide V nf"nntim~ ! better rehabilitation facilities for Arkansas' juvenile delin- feiTwtnt" t7\fa;hinLffo> uents ' and at the same lime save the slate $ 100 >000 a year, h£h level talks todaf on the !wi11 be offered lo the 60th General Assembl 7 ne *t week. ™KI «r „„!„„,.;„„ i 1 A i * A bi!l to combine the fou: Osceola Plans Dedication of New $5 Million Textile Finishing Plant Osceola's new $5,000,000 industry, Osceola Finishing Company, Inc., will be dedicated, Jan. 20 at services to be attended by Gov. Orval Faubus,-high-level company officials and other dignitaries. Ben F. Butler, Osceola mayor, said yesterday that work on the new textile finishing plant, a subsidiary ol the Crompton-onenan- doah Company of Waynesboro, Va. is nearing completion and will b'j open for inspection to the general public immediately following the dedication ceremonies. To Open at 2:30 Dedication and ribbon cutting officially opening the plant is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. with a public in- pection of the plant to follow until ,5 p.m. A leception for visiting dignitaries will follow the inspection lour at the Seminole Club in OsceDla, Mayor Buter said. Governor Faubus is schedued to wield the scissors at the ribbon- cutting ceremonies which will also be attended by J. L. Richmond, president of Crompion-Shenan- doah, and Charles Merriman and Sam Austin, vice presidents of the firm. Other Officials Other company officials who will attend the dedication ceremonies .nclude Jim Dowdy, mana Arkansas Cotton Mills, a sist located at Morrilton, Ark.; ana Herbert Pickiord, manager of an- uther Crompton-Shenandoah sub- sidary located in Georgia. The new Osceola plant, will do finish work in the manufacture of Local Farm Bureau Heads Meet Here Mississippi County Farm Bureau's executive committee reTcase"'of"the problem of releasing 11 Amer-| ican fliers imprisoned by Red: China. ! After receiving a full report from' U.N. Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold on his mission to Pei- ping, Lodge said he was confident progress had been made and "that our "fliers will be free." Lodge said he would consult with Secretary of State Dulles on Ham- marskjold's report as soon as possible. 'There is naturally disappoint-1 rnent that the immediate release! of our fliers was not effectuated," he said, "but I am confident that progress has been made and that our fliers will be freed." . Won't Cease Efforts "Assuredly we will not — and must not — cease our efforts until they are. The situation is deli- catp and we must have both patience and determination." Hammarskjold returned here last night from a globe-circling flight to Red China seeking the To Share Atom American airmen huddled here yesterday and came up with an outline of FB ] and other u. N. personnel held, activities in the county for the coming months. ' TT ~ ; ~~' : ' " Among other things, the commit- traditional supper meeting to getjna's Premier-foreign minister, con- He indicated he considered his j talks with Chou En-lai. Red Chi- tee set dates for kicking off its things going on northern end mem- j stituted only the first stage of his annual membership drive. ! berships. which will be under di-; efforts. The next move is up to A noon meeting will be conduct-; rection of Earl Wildy of i^eachville. i the United States after it considers ed in Osceola on Feb. 7 to get the drive in the southern portion of the county rolling. General chairman for the southern drive is Allen Segraves. That night, Roseland will Charley entertain Rose with Bean Hearing j Haminarskjold's report. County President Hays Sullivan j Hammarskjold reviewed the Pei- 'pointed out that an important hear- ping talks in a private meeting ing on soybean grading is coming (with Lodge shortly after the sec- Caruthersville 2 Youth Sent to Reformatory corduroy material for the clothing and allied industries. At peak production it is expecten to furnish employment for ipprox- imately 500 persons, mostly men, Mayor Butler said. 90-Acre Tract The new plant is located on a 90- acre tract immediately south of thp Osceola city limits. While equipment at the plant at the present time is 90 per .;ent installed, W. M. Staub, plant manager, said yesterday the plant is not expected to be in production for at least two more months. Ike Alters Health Plan W WASHINGTON (IP)— The Eisenhower administration was reported today to have decided to reccm- nend a 100-mlllIon-dollar revolving fund instead of 25 million dollars 'or its proposed health reinsurance jrogram. The program would be designed to )ring about better and expanded voluntary health insurance coverage. New Packard On Display Here Monday The new Packard and Clipper r.utomobiles for 1955 go on display at Chambin Sales Co., here Monday. They'll feature a new type body suspension and more than 100 ether changes. Highlight of the new model wiu be the Four-Hundred Packard hardtop. The Constellation is the most powerful of the Clipper series. V-8 engines and the torsion level ride are striking features of the new models. Torsion bars replace the coil leaf springs of other cars and ,1s standard equipment on all Packards and on Clipper Customs. The Torsion-Level Ride is aimed at giving a Hat, level ride over practically nil sorts of surfaces. This is said to give greater handling ease at higher speeds, too. Though there's a resemblance, Packard nnd Clipper models retain their individuality for '55. i C A R U T HERSVILLE — A 16- year-old Caruthersville youth was sentenced to the training school at ] Bcomville, Mo., to an indefinite period in Magistrate Court : ierc Thursday. He is accused of robbing the Geni Theatre here of 1,003 tickets, 16 boxes of chewing gum and som* 1 candy Jan. 4. William jjiai, cnarged with felonious assault, Dec. 6, was bound over to the next term of Circuit Court after preliminary examination was given. Dial was released on a S5CO security bond. Willie P. Burks,. Paducan, Ky.. Negro charged with grand jarctny of a motor vehicle Jan. 8, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court. He committed to the county jail upon failure to pest a S2.000 bond. Quency Bennett was bound over to Circuit Court on a Jan, 6 burglary and larceny charge. He waived preliminary hearing and is being held in the county jail. He did not make bond, which \vas set. at SI.000. A charge of grand 'arceny against Grndy Grlssom Dec. 25 was dismissed by Prosecuting Attorney James A. "Tick" Vickery at cost of the prosecuting witness. up in Memphis on Feb. 14. ! retary general landed at Idlewlld °fj Purpose of the hearing, Mr. Sul-i Airport in a U. S. Army Super nis livan reported, is to consider! Constellation. changing grading of the Ogden! Hammarskjold also called a news bean, most popular in this area, to j conference for this morning at that of a "green" bean. j which he was expected to reveal This, he noted, would have an: at least part of what went on dur- undesirable effect on prices re- \ ing his Peipiner talks. ceived by the farmer for his beans- Details Withheld in the county. Thus, the Farm Bu-j AI1 detai]s have been wlthheld reau now is drawing plans to send j from lhe p , ]b]ic Hammarskjold and ' his aides made the following- (points . clear, however, in a series of state- A county-wide production prac- j menus: tices meeting has been scheduled for the Osceola Courthouse on Feb. 22 at 1:30, he stated. : Research Co mm it Ice This will be under the new research committee headed by Stanley Carpenter and composed of Allen , Segraves, Charley Brogdon, Alex Curtis and Mr. Sullivan. Charles Lowrance will head the new alfalfa research committee which is made up of Charles Inside Today's Courier News . , . Chicks Play Rector Here Tonight . . . Weaver Says No to Arkansas* . . , Maryland Upsets North Carolina State . . . Sports . . . pases fi and 7 ... , . . Farm News and Review . . . yages 8 and 9 ... . . . Secret Sessions . . . Editorials . . . page 4... . . . Tweeds of Blue and I'ink to He Outstanding; in Easter 1'a- rnde . . . Fashion Review . . . Society . . . page 2... delegation to the Memphis ses- Slon ' 1. Hammarskjold considered the discussions with Chow useful. 2. He felt he had made some progress toward release of the fliers. 3. The primary value of the trip was that it established contacts through which more progress might be. made. 4. He felt negotiations can be kept open if all sides show a proper restraint. Here is the way the secretary Claims Experience Producing A-Energy For Industry MOSCOW '#—Tne Soviet government today offered to share with the rest of the world the experience it claims to have gained by operating an industrial power station with atomic energy. Foreign Ministry Press Chief Leonid Ilyichev told a news con- | tional schools now operated by the state into a single unit .will be introduced by Sens. Marshall Shackleford of El Dorado and Artie Gregory of Little Rock. The proposed measure would abolish the boards of trustees of the four present industrial schools, and substitute a single board to operate the new establishment. Cut Operating Costs "This bill will reduce the annual operating costs of our correctional schools about $100,000 a year, to say nothing of cutting down the amount of money required for construction of new facilities," said Shackleford. Gregory pointed out that the four schools have asked this year for a total annual appropriation of $354,976, plus an additional 5587,000 for construction of new buildings. "Let me add that $587,000 won't ference the Soviet Union is "ready!™ 1116 an y wh « e cl °sj to -meeting .„ !,„..,, .-_. _„:„„,;r:_ - n j the constpjction needs of all four j n ! schools," said Gregory. "A quarter j of a million dollars Is needed for hand over the scientific technical experience piled up the Soviet Union." He said this information would be made public through a report to the United Nations Committee on Atomic Energy. I the Negro girls' school at Fargo alone." "Under our bill, we would lay out $612,000 for construction of the There was no indication that for-j new buildings which would be re- jign scientists or technicians would i Q u * r ed ;n a consolidation of all be able 10 study the operation of | Eour schools. But after we spent the atomic power station which { th &t money we'd he through build- the Russians claim to possess on I ing. and need only funds.for maintenance." their own. At the same time the spokesman announced that academician D. V. Skobeltsyn had been appointed Soviet representative to the conference on atomic energy which the last U. N. General Assembly decided should be held during 1955. This is the first time since the atomic discussions began in the U. N. tha(. Russia has sent a nonpolitical figure to such a meeting. The significance of the change | over to .a scientist was not immediately clear. general summed it up last night "'""" ,.~,,.- v,;,- .„.,,.-.,- Koom Langston and Ed Teaford. The county chapter also will buy a projector to be used in the coun- ' upon his return: ty for educational work among! "My visit 10 Peiping was a firsi formers. Mr. Sullivan pointed out.' The machine, he .said, will be WomanofYear Plans Made By Beta Sigma Blytheville's Woman of the Year for 1954 will be honored with made available to the Extension Service. Bollworm Effort The pink bollworm also came in for his share of attention at yesterday's meeting. While plans in. connection with the bollworm fight have not crystalixed, the committee voted to cooperate with State Plant Bon I'd in this connection. More definite program for control of the insect is expected to take shape within the next few weeks. Some 40 or 50 men from this county are to attend the district FB meeting at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, Jan. 26, Mr. Sullivan said. City Council of Bets Si<?ma Phi announced plans for the affair today and also asked for nominations, which are accepted from stage in my efforts to release the 11 American filers and the other United Nations Command person-1 an v person nel still detained. I feel that my j' £> inner Ucke,ts.'"iTwas pointed out. will be sold only to 270 ,per- talks with Mr. Chow En-lai con- contacts. The door that Shackleford called the bill * "long-range plan" but added that, "I believe that Within six to eight years we could have it running like a top." Both senators argued that the consolidation would have the effect of providing better living quarters for the young inmates; better rehabilitation facilities: and a more economical operation. Under the senators' bill, the schools would be consolidated at the Negro Boy.s Industrial School near Wrightsville in Pulaski County. Separate Dormitories "The Negro boys school has 2,729 acres of good river-bottom land, where all of the food necessary i for these youngsters could be ' grown." said Gregory in explaining j why that site was chosen. The land at the other three schools — for white boys, white girls and Negro girls — is neither large nor good enough for cultivation, said the senators. The Shackleford - Gregory bill would segregate the inmates of a combined school both as to race and sex In four separate dormitories. Each dormitory would be has bccn opened can be kept-open [purchasing a ticket, howev I sons. The dinner is open to anyone j equipped with its own kitchen, but given restraint on all sides." This .seemed to mean: Conditions Mentioned i r er. Utho Barnes is general the supervision of all four kitchens would be under one three-member 1. That Chou had laid down con- [ a s outstanding in community serv- diiions, or at least hinted at conditions, which might lead to the release of the U. N. personnel. 2. Hammarskjold, however, was . chairman of the affair which each] staff. At present, each of the year honors a woman designated schools have three supervisory em- not empowered to negotiate or j 601, Blytheville. agree to any terms so he had to j Deadline for Nominations for Woman of the Year may be submitted to Mrs. Barnes or may be mailed to Box See FLIERS on Page 3 nominations Isj Nationwide Toll Highway Network Proposed WASHINGTON Ml — A national toll highway network was proposed today M a substitute tor * presidential commission's recommendation that the federal government build strategic roads. H. E. Bailey, recently resigned as general manager of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, said the government financing plan would be used by "forces of reaction . . . to puss the buck to the federal government for responsibility for nil classes of highways." In »n »ddres» prepared for a national road conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ho snld thnl a 1031) report of the Bureau of Public Roads opposing toll financing hud "delayed the development of a national trunk highway system for 16 years." Ocn. Lucius D. Clay, chairman of Piusident Elsenhower's commission, told the conference at Its opening session yesterday thnt "loll roads are here to say" but that he didn't think very much of toll financing. Robert T. Jones Jr., president of the Houston Chronicle, said the Clay committee plan would end any need for further toll roads. The Clay commission called tor a total federal-state highway pro- Ri"m of 101 billion dollars over th« ucxt 10 ycari. it suggested that the federal government pay 25 billions of the cost of a pro- .posed 27-bllllon-dollar network of 40,000 miles of Interstate highways through revenue bonds floated by a new highway corporation. Clay said gasoline tax revenues over the next 30 years would be more than enough to pay for this program. Bailey, Instead, called for repeal of the 2-cent-a-gallon federal gasoline tax. He suggested "that source of revenue be left entirely to the states." He asked that the gov- r'.•'•• 'i( sel ii]) a ntlonal turnpike authority and provide »!,- 416,000,000 a year for highway \vovk from excise taxes on autos, trucks, oils, tires and parts. Under Bailey's program, the entire •10,00-mile interstate network would be made up of loll roads financed by Joint funds from slate and federal turnpike authorities. In sparsely populated areas the federal government would pay the entire construction cost. A toll fee of 1 to Ha cents a mile would be charged lo automobiles and 2 to 4 cents a mile to trucks. Proceeds would be used for maintenance and the retirement of bonds issued by the slates !•> f'nancc their part of the system. District Sales Up 12 Per Cent Over Lost Year ST. LOUIS (TPt — Consumer response lo seasonal promotions last week In the dcaprtmont stores ol the niphth Federal Reserve District lifted sales 12 per cent above the volume for the same week of '1954. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported the largest ?nin. 24 per cent, \vas made in the Memphis, Tenn., area. The St. Louis area showed a $aln ol 8 per cent; Louisville, Ky., 13 per cent; Little Rock, Ark., 9 per cent; and eight smaller district cities combined, 15 per cent. Sales were up 6 per cent in the district for the past four weeks compared to the same period of '953-54. with gains recorded In all fvveas but the smaller cities, which showed a 1 per cent drop. Fighting at Standstill Uranium Found in State LITTLE ROCK i.fl — Uranium, the ore used in making nuclear weapons, has been discovered In Garland County about half-way between Hot Springs and Magnet r ~-\'f, ma'~ • r-Vr"fHl by til? U, S. Geological Survey revealed today. Commission Reports On Costa Rica Attack SAN JOSE, Costa Rica W>—With fighting in Costa Rica's four-day- old war at a virtual standstill, an inter-American investigating commission reported today that the planes which bombed and machine-gunned Costa Rican towns had come from "foreign soil The finding was announced as former Costa Rican President Teodoro Picado admitted in an interview in Managua, Nicaragua, that his 27-year-old son, Teodora, Jr. was commanding the rebel forces. The younger Picado is a graduate of West Point and is married to a Los Angeles woman. The commission also reported it had found "serious Indications that arms and munitions have been supplied from a foreign source to rebel elements in Costa RIcnn territory." The commission did not identify the "foreign soil" or the "foreign source." The five - nation Investigating group forwarded its finding to Jose Mora of Uruguay, president of the Council of the Organization of American States. The council sent the commission' to the scene lo '".•o'*o <"""'a P.inan nrmrfj rt s .of aggression by neighboring Nicara- gua in connection with the fighting. Nicaraguan officials have denied Costa Rican accusations that the Managua government armed, trained and equipped the rebels. They say the fighting is internal revolution. The commission's findings will be used by the OAS Council as a guide in deciding whether action taken under the Rio de Janeiro Treaty. This pact provides for joint action by the American states if any of ILs fellows is invaded. But already the arrival of the OAS mission and the promise of observation flights by U.S. planes appeared to have had a calming effect on the fracas. The Costa Rican general staff reported that R rebel force of 200 to 300 men apparently was stalled around La Cruz, in the northwest Up of the country just south of the Nicaraguan border. A spokesman said no contact had yet been made with this force, although government troops were developing a movement to defeat it. The rest of the country was reported quiet with the government in control ployes. There would be one superintendent, with an assistant, but each dormitory would have its own keepers. Something new provided by the bill would be §12,000 annually for retaining a staff psychiatrist, doctor and dentist for the school. Each of these professional men would get $4,000 a year. "However, we believe that even with this new expense, we can save about SoO.OOff a year on salaries alone with a combined school," said Gregory. Both the Senate and House adjourned yesterday until 1 p.m. Monday. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy to cloudy, warmer this afternoon, scattered showers tonight and turning colder north and west portions. Saturday partly cloudy and colder, scattered showers southeast portion, MISSOURI — Mo«tly cloudy, windy and warmer this afternoon; cloudy tonight with scattered light rain south and scattered light rain or snow north; shifting winds to- nitthX turning colder west and north by morning Minimum thl» morning—30. Maximum yesterday—40, Sunrise tomorrow—7 :Qfl. duasel today—3:12. Mean temperaturfr—30, Precipitation i»H 24 hour* to T a.m, —none. Precipitation Jin. 1 lo dfcte—.<M. Thli Dite I,iit Y#ir Maximum y<!Hcra*y—3*, Minimum this morning—M, • •'reciultailtm January l to dat* — '».«.

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