The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 21, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPBB OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 253 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1955 Published Daily TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS AT PLANT OPENING — J. H. Crain, Plant Manager Walter which puts the ridges and grooves in corduroy which will be finished Staub, Governor OrVal Faubus and Gale Richmond, president of the at the Osceola Finishing Co., opened yesterday. (Courier News Pioio) Crompton Company, parent firm, are shown inspecting the machine Thousands Flock to Attend Opening Of New Textile Plant at Osceola Red China Announces 17 U.S. Prisoners Can Have Visitors Know/and Thinks Reds Holds 800 More G/'s CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) says he believes Red China holds "something, over 300 other GIs" in prison besides the 15 American airmen they acknowledge holding. | In a speech to 'the Cic-ro Maa-|i.v ™.M the notion's failure to i::ai Relatives Welcome, Report Peiping, UN BULLETIN WASHINGTON* W — The State Department said today the government cannot "entourage" relatives lo visit Americans Imprisoned in Red China — but It refused to say whether they will be permitted to make visits. ufacturers' A^. : ,n., last nl'j/u, the Senate minority leader said: "We have strong reason"to believe they hold more than the 15 \ Lo Ore they acknawlecl^e of holding." The men shov/ed up neither in the little or b^ svn-ch pri:;on'jr exchange fol' f jv;in? the Korean truce in !953, Kn.r.vland s^irl. Nameb of the imprisoned Americans, he said, were learned irorn Red propaganda broadcasts, other released POWs and Pentagon reports. Knowland said a compilation 01 the various reports led him to the By FRANCIS \V. CARPENTER v UNITED NATIONS. N. V. (AP) — Red China announced today that the relative;; of 17 Americans held in Chinese jails are welcome to visit the prisoners. ,j, Tflc Tjm(. ec j States, however, does ; no', cxt'-ncl diplomatic recognition , to Red China and there was no : indication the State Department would provide passports good for ; travel there—even in the event any i of the relatives should desire to "o. Mrs. Edwin Heller, wife of a iieu'.cnnnt colonel held in China, said at Philadelphia she had been i af!v:sed the United States could ex\ t'-rd her no protecion. She added local option election to determine whether or not; ihe dld nof _ believe her husband =5" lownsmp be sold manufactured bartered or | on enclosures." He later se t the I given away in the Eo\ven iownship of Mississippi County, has , figure at "something over 800 oth-; been called for Feb. 1. er GIs." | The office of Sheriff He said the Reds hold 4 "fighter airmen" plus the 11 U.S. airmen already sentenced to 4 to 10 year Between 3,000 and 5,000j a score 01 -more of high Cromplon- persons streamed in .and out Kicirnond Co., officials were on of Osceola's giant textile fin-! hand to greet guests and explain ishing plant yesterday as com-] operation ot the plsuit, which will pany officials threw'open t!ie|™'- y™^ lrc:lL and ">' e cordu doors of their new factory i 1 " 1 uo ' 500 Xclv Jobs which represents a $5 million; Wnt . n the plant hits peak pro- investment in ArTvallsas. duenmi. v.hich won't tae any time Osceola Mayor Ben F. Butler and | soon, it is expected to employ about SCO pcTSons and have a weekly payroll of about S20,0',0. Visitors from over Eastern Arkansas were present lor dedication and fur.-nal opening of the plant, largest manufacturing plant to locate in this area in modern times. Faubus, Crain Present Gov. Orval Faubus and his recent appointee to the Highway Commission. J. H. (Jim) Crain o! Wilson, alco were present to view the new structure, which occupies a large part of a 90-acre site. Mayor Butler estimated that O3- t ,ola 's population would reach at Least the 6,SCO mark within a year from the time the plant really gets rolling. According to the 1950 census. Osceola had 5,003 persons living within Its corporate limits. Following the plant tours and dedication, the city entertained visiting dignitaries at the Seminole Club. * * * Fiubus Foresees Harmony in State Thinks Legislature Will Be Cooperative In Freshman Year prison terms on trumped up spy charges. Another 32 civilians, including clergymen, businessmen and students, also are illegally imprisoned, the California Republican UN' Should Decide Knowland declared the United Nations should, within a ''short time." tell the world what it is prepared to do if the men are not -creased. "I do not intend to remain silent Wili.ani E:rryman yesterday published a notice of the special election to be held in the township which in- eludes the town of Gosnel. and surrounding areas including the Blytheville Air Base. County Judge Phillip Deer ordered the local option election af- j ter a petition which was circulated j by. an organization known as ihe! i "Boweii Township Drys" was filed with the county court. Voting: Hours Fixed The petition and other necessary papers were filed wiih the court- by James M. Gardner, Blytheville at- FAUBUS OFFICIALLY WELCOMED — Governor Orval Fatibus was welcomed to Osceola and the Osceola Finishing Co., opening by Osceola Mnyor Ben F. Butler (right). In right background Is J. H. Crain of Wilson who just a few hours earlier had been appointed to Arkansas Highway Commission by Governor Faubus. (Courier News Photo) Guatemala Crushes New Uprising; Government Pushes Red Roundup GUATEMALA lifi — The government pushed a roundup of Communists and supporters of ex-President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman to- dny after bentlng down nn uprising aimed at unseating anti-Red President Carlos Castillo Armas. At least 100 persons already were under arrest. Government troops held Guatemala city and other strategic centers in an armed grip. Castillo Armas announced that 10 persons were killed and an undetermined number wounded in a brief clnsh yesterday between loyal forces and rebels seeking to capture Aurora Air Force Base, outside the capital. He blamed the Communists and Arbcnz's supporters. . The anti-Red government—In office less than seven montlis— promptly declared a state of selgc —modified martial law. But authorities announced they were In control throughout the country. Machine gun-carrying soldiers mounted tight, guard on military posts and strategic points. A 10 p.m. curfew went Into effect in tile capital. A presidential decree said the state of siege was necessary to snuff out the "subversive groups" which "in connection with Communist elements disturbed public tranqiillity and by an armed action tried lo overthrow the legally constituted government." Press censorship was ordered but so far no checks were placed on foreign correspondents' dispatches. Tile outbreak was the most serious attempt thus fur to unseat the anti-Communist president, who gained power last June when he led a revolt that drove out Ar- tenz's Red-supported government. The ousted President recently went from his crlle residence In Mexico to Swit/erland, where he was granted .Swiss citizenship because his father had been horn in that country. Castillo Annas charged that one of the leaders of the uprising was Francisco Cosenna, Arbenz's ambassador to Italy and reportedly a frlond of Ihe ox-President. Co- scnzu returned to Guatemala re- cently and was jailed briefly but released. The President told a news conference mat others implicated included civilians and disgruntled military men. No high officers in his government were Involved, he added, but some demoted military men who held high places under Arbenz were among the plotters. Sec REDS on page 12 Habeas Corpus Asked for Pair Circuit Jude Charles Light yesterday set dates for h'nbcns corpus hearings in two county morals cnses. Judge Light set Jfin. 27 as hear- tnp dates on writs filed by nttor- neyji for Jack Cullcn nnd Jntncs Otis Horn. Cullcn Is being In the county jail hero on suspicion of sodomy and Horn Is In the county jnll nl, Oa- c.:ola on suspicion of Inccul. Governor O.rval Faubus feels confident the Arkansas Legislature will sec cye-to-eyc with him o t n m^ny measures this year. Or at least enough to assure a fairly harmonious session,' Those were the freshman governor's sentiments yesterday as he paused in his tour of Osceola Finishing Company's new plant long enough to hold an impromptu press conference. He confirmed the report that he was sending J. H. (Jim) Grain's name to the Senate as an appointee for the vacated position on the Arkansas Highway Commission. Howard Named , He .also said he had approved naming of H. H. (Buddy) Howard of Leachville to the Burial Association Board, In commenting on the water rights bill which has been introduced in the Legislature, Governor Faubus said he is sure,the state needs a water rights law. "Just whether this particular piece of legislation is the one we're looking for I'm not ready to say. But I-will study it and should I decide it is satisfactory, I'll give it my support," he said. Governor Faubus flew Into Osceola shortly after 3 o'clock and was accompanied on his arrival at the plant by Mr. Grain, Osceola Mayor Ben Butler nnd Crompton Company officials. meetmg. Turning to the Far East in general, Knowland called on the United States to set forth a line "beyond which we will not permit further Communist aggression in Asia." He urged the nation to iperate "from a position of strength not weakness." Knowland termed appeasement wh cedure. The notice published by Sheriff William Berryman in yesterday's issue of the Courier Nev:s fixed the voting hours for the special election as 8 a-m, to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. l and the polling place as "the building known as the R. D. Hughes Gin Company." According to law, any township j Rebel Stronghold in Costa Rica Said Captured Government Forces Claim Insurgents Caught in Trap SAN JOSE. Costa Rica l.fl—The Costa Rican general star an-1 nounced today the capture of the rebel stronghold of La Cruz and the netrby town of Puerto Soley on the Pacific Coast. It added that the rebels were now caught in a trap, with loyalist troops closing a pincers from the north and south. The announcement came on the element a "dubious policV According to law, any townsmp The announcement came on the .""""•"" hichJhoMld be avoided ' I may obtain a local option election neels of uno{fjcla i reports that the visas to the r Farlie? at a news conference by a petition bearing signatures of rebels were withdrawing toward Personnel wou Earlier, at a news conference. , ^ ^ ^ ^ li£led Nicaraguan frontier. Government. Sfeele Shows Olf fs Hew ScSioo ! voters of the township. 138 Signatures The petition filed by. Mr. Gardner bore the signatures of 133 persons. There ars 4"5 qua'ified vclers See ELECTION' on page 12 v:ou:d wast her to go, anyway. Dual Announcement The Red Chinese bid for rela- I tires' was announced simultaneously in Peiping and at the United Nations today. The United Nations Issued the following note disclosing this action: "As Is oemg announced this morning from Peiping, Premier Chou En-lal, during his talks with Secretary General Dag Hammars- kjold, indicated that the government of the People's Republic of China would provide facilities for relatives to visit those United States personnel who had been convicted and those whose cases were under investigation, if they should wish to do so and that the Hed Cross Society of China would make | all the arrangements necessary." The U.S. personnel referred to in the announcement means the 11 aviators who were convicted of spy charges; Two civilians who were seized as spies but who were not under Army control; and four Jet pilots whose cases are being investigated by the Chinese. It was snid the question of giving the relatives to visit the Id be up to the U.S. And Other New Improvements Viewed By About 800 By H. ,L. YEAGER STEELE — Open house u'^s held at Steele Public Schools, now a system known as Reorganized District No. 5, Thursday cvenini:. With completion of the first unit of the new high school b'.iiklinr. patrons anci school officials from elsewhere were invited to inspect ! the modern builciine. new CQUIP- 'ment and the remodeling and Improvements made the past few months in all buildings of the school system. It was estimated that 800 visitors passed through the buildings. They were greeted by department heads and members of the student council. Jury Decides For J.W. Rayder The civil division of Circuit Ceurt nov: in session here, was recessed ye:;:erday afternoon until Monday at S:30 a.m. In the only case heard by the court yesterday, a jury returned a verdict in ip.vor of the defendant in a smc for S2.:03 in aliped unpaid cr'r,iiv.:. ; . c .;or. *:iPd by Walter Ba;T.?s and the F • 8. Jo: ner Really Co., acramst J. W. Rayder. The action was at the edge' of the newly proclaimed buffer zone between Costa Rica and Nicara- cua. Neutral ground and air observers of the Inter - American Peace Commission were patrolling a belt 13 miles long in the area to keep the rebellion from touching- off a war between the two neighboring countries. Hit from Flank Presumably the rebels were hit bv a flunking croup commanded fc*' Co."a nicarTCnl. Frank Marshall. A highly .v.r.hori!£ii:ve source connrrr.'r-cl that Marshall's column struck Jrae yeslc-rday at La Cruz. a rebel SUTP.? point on the Into> American H^rhwsy little more ihan three miles by air from ihe Xic?,rat;u?.n frontier and only about See CO^TA RICA on p^e 12 Assurances Given Hammarskjold informed Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., U.S. delegate, of this action at his first talk with ] him on Jan. 13 immediately upon his return from his globe-girdling See RED CHIN'A on page 12 Hospital Hea Weather .'NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: partly cloudy this afternoon with light lain in extreme eastern portion. Clearing and colder tonight. Tomorrow fair and cool. Sunday fair and cool. Rising: temperature Monday, moderate precipitation again about Tuesday. High this afternoon, mid ,to high -10's; low tonight, near 30. MISSOURI — Snow diminishing northeast, generally fair west, pnrtly cloudy southeast this afternoon; generally fnlr tonight nnd Saturday; colder over state tonight litl'.e chnngtr in temperature. Mini inn in this morn Inn—30. Max I nin in yestertlny—10. Sunrlfic tomorrow—7:05. Snnsct totlny—5:18. Menu tcmpernturc~35. Prf-ipliiuion lost 24 iio;:rs to 7 —none. rreclpltntlon Jan. 1 to dnio-—1.16. This Dale Last YMF Maximum yeslerelnv— M- Minimum this morning—29. '•odpllutlon Jmv.ip.ry 1 to (lain —• Red-Cross Chapter Conducts Disaster Organizational Aleef Chirkasawba chapter of American \ don. central purchase and suppl;. Red Cross last night reorganized | H, L. Halsell. Jr., ,?hc.lter; Ka L'avis, clothing; Bob Warren, food; In the homemaking room they i its disaster committee ana various _. were served punch and cookies: subcrmmit!:es at a meeting at tne E. J. Cure, survey; ^ill Wi'..:ams, with the compliments of that cie-, chapter house, re^irainn and information; Dr. pnrtment and the P.T.A. or?ani?.a- j The SPSS.on *ns under direction tj on _ ; of clis-'tcr chairman Charles The firm of Bonsack & Pearce Moore, co-chairman Foy Etchieson mftrv Qf hjs dmies and i nfi - ructe ct of St. Louis were architects design- nnd Leroy Robbersoii.^field repre- ; m ' i ; epcrt fof lhe next meeting O f inp the buiklinp. " " ! " '"' "'" "" J " Construction work was done by Hyatt Construction Co., of Keunett, Mo. May he Expanded The building with a front of 141 feet and a depth of 63 feet is cal- ^ __ _. _ led the first unit and is desisned . bcrt Jiedcl and executive Secretary Julia Ha.ra.l5on were on hand for Through January. Chickasawba Hosp-.tal has showed a S10.COO de- iici'-. "but we are by no means ti.s- co-jii: "I ever that," County Hos[-,i.;il A'.imir.:.vtrator John Cherry told BlytheviUe's Rotary Club yes- ;crc;r,y. Mr. Ciic-rry said many costs were rnct, in connection with opening the ijr.-nil no-'.v hospital. "We didn't have as much as a du:t. rac when we opened the doors in March of last year," he pointed out. And further, our monthly pa- \VMdon Rainwater, medical. : l.cnt total has bean steadily on the Each chairman was given a sum- i -ncrcase ever since we began opera- for more units to be added later. . .Substantially, the building is of brick and iron construction. Tile floors are throughout. The gas heating system changes to fuel ;ne session. subcommittee chairmen named illc i ut i e ( M rs . Harnld Sudbury, med- j ical and nurs i n g services;' Keith oil heating in an emergency with j Bi]brey warn i n g, rescue and evac- the turn of^valves to oil line stor- uation . Ulho Barnes, transportation ^f,f, T- 11 j,niid coinmunication; Charles Brog- See STEELE on page 12 * * * Plans also are being made for disaster training institute sometime in April. Also on hand at last night's meeting were disaster vice-chair- payroll, he pointed out, totalled .;63.COD. Mr. Cherry was introduced by Roianan and County Judge Phillip Deer, who was laudatory in men H. H. Howard 'of Lcachville • marks in connection with both Mr. nnd A. A. Tipfon of Manila They plan similar organizations in t.hrir loraltiies. Chsrry's rncord as administrator and efforts, of the county hospital board of governors. N«w Sttvtli High School

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