The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 27, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 258 Blythevllte Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS U. S. Jets Move to Formosa Sabrejets Take Positions Near Critical Area TAIPEH, Formosa {AP) — Swift and deadly U. S. Sabre jets roared in from Okinawa and the Philippines today in dramatic move that underscored U. S. determination to de fend this Chinese Nationalis island its key outposts agains any Communist invasion. The Sabres, impressive victors over Russian-built MIG.s in the Ko rean War, landed at a Nationalisi air force base south of Taipeh. The Sabres, from the U.S. I8U Fighter-Bomber Wiiif?, will probably be used to screen the evacuation of the Red-threatened Tachen Islands. 200 miles north of here. And they would lend tremendous striking power to the U.S. 7th Fleet new gathered in pressivc array near here and ready for action i\ ordered. Evacuation I'lans Set Operational plans for the evacuation of the Taehens appear to have been perfected. Should the> be put Into execution and meet Communist opposition, Formosa the nearest territory in friendly hands from which land - based planes should support the fleet. (A report from Singapore said the fleet itself apparently would be beefed up by the addition of the aircraft carrier Midway. The 45,- OOQ-ton flattop.was due there Feb. 4 but U.S. Navy officials said she is now "heading north." Four other U.S. carriers, the Essex, Yorktown, Kearsarj^e and Wii.sp, are in Formosa waters with the fleet.) In Taipeh, the beat guess was that Chinese Nationalist naval forces would carry out the actual evacuation of the Tachens, .screened and covered by the gathering: U.S. air and sea power The Far East Air Forces m Tokyo said the 18th Fighter-bomber Wing of F8G Sabrejets was moved to Formosa from Okinawa and the Philippines to provide "air power at any place needed." A wing normally consists of 75 planes. Gen, Earlc E. Partridge, FEAF commander in Tokyo, said Secretary of Wilson ordered the transfer "to temporary duty bases in Formosa." "Other FEAF offensive units are being redeployed to forward bases," Partridge added. He said the transfer "exemplifies the global capability of U.S. Air Force units to move at jet speeds to any trouble spot." B47's Moving Up? (This could mean that long-range. bombers WE.'IT briny moved closer County FFA Federation Meets Some 75 Future Farmers of America, their adult leaders and guests were on hand at Rustic Inn last nit;ht to attend the County FFA Federation's annual recognition banquet. Shown talking prior to last night's session are ffrom the left) Joel Collins, Dyess, county sentinel; Milton Burks, Burdette chapter president, and Joe Easley, county vice-president. (Courier News Photo) Eighteen boys .two from each dub, together with club officers wen* honored at the annual affair. From each club was selected an outstanding FFA student on the basis of scholarship, leadership and all-around ability as a student. Another student, a star farmer selected on scholarship, his supervised farming program and farm mechanical shop work, also was named from each club. Speaker for the meeting was Joe Ewing, agricultural representative for First National Bank. Mr. Ewing foresaw wide use of irrigation in this area, saying its development may be as significant a change in farming here as was the switch from mule and horse farming to tractors. However, he pointed out, the change undoubtedly won't be as rapid as the farm revolution which put the farmer on wheels. He spoke of types of Irrigation suitable for this country and traced rainfall history in support of the need for irrigation here. Awards were presented by Corbett Washington, federation advisor and vocational agriculture instructor at Shawnee. Superintendents of schools were special guests at the program. Schools represented included Manila, Blytheville, Burdette, Luxora, Shawnee, Wilson, Dyess, Keiser and Dell. Ike Doesn't Believe Resolution Authorizes Preventive War Battle Flares In Senate Over Formosa Issue BULLETIN WASHINGTON' UV-The White House said today President Eisenhower would decide personally whether to use li. S. forces for purposes other than immediate sell defense in protection of Formosa against the Communists. Mo Honeymoon Faubus May Meet Difficulties As Lines Are Drawn in Senate By RAV STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) For! to tiic troubled Formosa urea, the first time the lines of par, how- [ tinnshin linvp hppn Hrnuni in possibly Okinawa. In Guam, victory for the administration. But only one senator who supported that victory was posted by the | him in the run-off primary with margin of a single vote. j Cherry — Sen. C.E. Yingimg of , - , , , - . The Senate approved 19-14 a bill i iiearcy •vrr H snnkfs»r,n for the Strite-1 i 3 "^!]!, ^ ''T AdraW " , U1 b >' two Faubus supporters to re-j Jones Leads Ffchl ^Ai-Cmnnr^ 60th Goncral Assembly, peal the relative responsibility law! Sen. Guy H. Jones of Conway. i.,,,,1 .,11 , n ,i. nn (. *u^4 j u . ho ac tj ve iy campaigned for Faubus after he himself was eliminated in the preferential voting, led that fon said^'Norr^^ a11 indications are here are involved'.' in the reported Gov. Orval Faubus' young ad- redeployment. The spokesman said See CHINESE on putfe 2 Caruthersville Man Is Named To Tax Group ministration will have its troubles in the Senate. Yesterday the first major controversy of the -session on. n bill which bore the unqualified approval of Faubus resulted in a Edwards Offers Bill on Paroles CARUTHERSVILLE~-John Ralph Hutchison of Canithcrsvtlle has been appointed to the State Tax Commission by Missouri Governor Phil M. Donnelly. Mr. Hutchison said Wednesday afternoon, "a lot of my friends have asked me to accept the appointment. I'm iii-'copthif; with the hojM- of doing .some public service." A Republican, he will succeed Jesse A. Mitchell. Ava Republican.! who died Nov. 5. His term of office j will be for one year. Mr. Hutchison formerly practiced, , a commutation taw ,,„, servec as Pmis ot, Co m, y \ ^^ ^ bMn Mml]leci ailUlm.V. Ill l(UHAM in (t]n cfn)(1 lonit-lTf,,,.,, K,. Rpp And Joiner's Sulcer Introduces Measure On State Auto Tags A hill which would, in effect, re- fjllirf the governor or noting governor of Arkansas to obtain approval of interested law enforce| mcnl nnd judicial officers before Bulletin LITTLE ROCK 1.1V-The House today passed 76-14 a bill to give municipalities an estimated four million dollars a year from highway funds. The money would come from unclaimed refunds from gasoline taxes paid for agricultural purposes and from 15 per cent of certain funds now designated as "surplus" and presently revertine entirely to the highway construction allotment. voting, Sec ASSEMBLY on page 2 from law in 1328 nnd since I hen; hns farmed on a large scale and operated a cotton gin. He formerly was chairman of the Pcmiscot County Taxpayers League ami is a director of the Missouri Colton Producers Association. He i a World War f veteran and ha been in veterans' affairs. The 00-year-old State Tax Commissioner said he will leave by tomobllc within n week for Jefferson City to serve with the commission's other members. state lopislatnre by J. Edwards of Blytheville. proposal would prohibit the Inside Today's Courier News . . Chirks Hay Delaplnine Tonight in Semi-Finals of Paragould Tournament . . . DiMagfrlo, Three Others. Named to Base- hall Hall of Fame . . . Mosley Confers at Arkansas State Tti- ilay . . . Sports . . . pages 0 and 7 ... . . . Your Income Tax—(I . . . . . . Hule.s for Special Income . . . page 3 ... . . . Koom for Improvement, Hut — ... Editorials . , . page •I ... . . . Soviet Watching U. S. Closely for Signs of Slump . . . One of a Series on the Sloek Market . . . p.isc 1 . . . the James The governor or acting governor from pardoning a prisoner, commuting sentence or setting aside forfeiture of a bail bond unless an application had been published or unless interested law enforcement and judicial officials had been advised 10 days in advance. No Approval Required While not requiring approval by such local officers for pardon, the effect of the hill apparently would be to preclude pardons and com- mntalions In the face of strong objections from local officials. The bill would prevent such Incidents as last summer's commutation and parole of three men sentenced in Mississippi County. The paroles were granted without knowledge of Interested Mississippi County officials, who subsequently expressed stern objections to release of the prisoners. In the past, executive and parole officials have traditionally consulted officials from whose area convicts have been sentenced. Another bill Introduced yesterday by a Mississippi County legislator, Kenneth Sulcer of Joiner, would indicate by a numerical prefix corresponding to populnllon rank county of Issuance of automobile license tugs. Rep, Sulcer was insticccssful with a similar meal- ure two years ago. which says financially able people must help support needy relatives. This was just one vote more than the necessary 18-vote majority to pass the bill. No Honeymoon It is an established tradition in Arkansas that the General Assembly goes along with the program of a new governor. The feuding, if it develops, usually comes during a governor's second term. But yesterday's close vote indicates that Faubus may not enjoy the customary honeymoon with the Legislature. The bill which would be repealed by the Senate vote was sponsored by former Gov. Francis Cherry, who lost to Faubus in last summer's primary. Many Cherry .supporters returned to the Legislature and their voting power was demonstrated. In the roll call vote, Faubus lost 47 From Here At FB Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) - Son- ate Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) said at the While today President Eisenhower certainly does not believe his fighl-for-Formosa resolution carries authorization to wage preventive war. A small bin determined band of Senate critics has raised a cry :hat the resolution is so broad as to do that. They are battling to restrict its terms. Knowland fought back against .hat interpretation in Senate debate yesterday and, before the Senile reconvened today, paid a visit to the White House. In leaving, Knowland told reporters the purpose of his visit ; to bring: the President up to date on the Senate debate. "No Such Thing" In reply to a question. Knowland said they had discussed the argument by Senate critics that the resolution would authorize prevent i v e war against Communist China. He added: "There certainly is no question in the President's mind that the resolution is no such thing"—that is. an authorization for preventive war. "By no stretch of the imagination" does the resolution open the way to preventive war, Knowland said. Knowland was asked whether security considerations barred clarification of the resolution to counter that argument. "Certainly you don't normally telegraph your punches to a potential attacker," the senator replied. He added that the resolution, "as the President pointed out" in his message to Congress, "is one which we believe will contribute to peace in the Pacific and to stabilization of conditions." Shoot Only If Attacked "Unless the Chinese Comnjunists attack our plane and ships on their mission, there will be no shooting as far as the United States is concerned," Knowland said, Knowland predicted the resolution will be overwhelmingly approved by the Senate "without amendment," and said he is hopeful action will be completed by the end of the week. Several amendments have been proposed but Knowlnnd is battling to get the resolution through the Senate in exactly the same form it was approved by the House 409- Fire Hits Building at Air Base This smoldering foundation was all that remained of the old Thomas Manufacturing Co., building at Blythcville Air Force Base yesterday afternoon after fire struck the structure. The old World War II building was only tentatively scheduled for rehabilitation by the Air Force, Capt. H. G. Rhodes, Ninth Air Force liason officer, told the Courier News today. (Courier New§ Photo) Other buildings suffering dam- ave, he said, were not the Air Force's plan for reactivation of the base, with the exception of one structure which suffered about 550 damage. "We haven't determined how the fire started, hut are pretty certain a grass fire caught the building. The grass could have ignited in one of many ways," Captain Rhode stated. "We want to thank the city for its cooperation in sending out an additional fire truck," he said, "The blaze could have developed into a threat to other buildings." Jerry Hord, resident engineer at the base, said no new construction was threatened by the fire. The two pumpers purchased by the Army Air Corps during World War II broke down and axe being worked on today, Dave Halstead, airport manager for the city, said today. "The Air Force has ordered some new fire-fighting' equipment, but it won't be in. for months yet," he said. Meanwhile, his men are working on getting present equipment in order. District Session Is Held At Jonesboro Knowland told the Senate yesterday amendments proposed by Senators Humphrey (D-Minni and Kefauver iD-Tenn), if adopted, would be "a green light for the Communists 'to come and take" Quemoy and These two islands, just Forty-seven Mississippi County ! ° ff tne Cnina coast - S"ard main Farm Bureau leaders were on hand' approach routes to Formosa, sent 1 of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government. Humphrey and Kcfauver made it clear they had little hope the Senate would approve their amend- Deadline Is Near on Purchase Of Auto Tags Plans are being made to tnkc care of that final rush for city and state auto licenses. Slate revenue office will be open Saturday afternoon until 4:30 nnd will be open until midnight on Monday—last day lo licenses without running risk of being lined, City Clerk W. T. Malln pointed out, that Ills office, loo, will be open Saturday afternoon and will stay open Monday nlRht "ns long as there are customers to take care of." He pointed out that city truck and (nxl licenses also nre up for renewal. ments. No Choice Humphrey said he believes "Congress has_ no choice to do anything but grant me power the President has asked." Kefauver said in terview he knows " separate in- great many their at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. yesterday to discuss the Farm Bureau's program in a district meeting-. Under direction of County President Hays Sullivan and state director Dill Wyatt. the Mississippi County group met in separate session at noon to discuss county policy in regard to legislative'mat- ters. Top items of discussion centered about the fight to strengthen the state's fight against the pink bollworm invasion and opposition to the Melton Water Rights Bill. Mr. Sullivan was named to the district Field Corps Committee, in the business session of the larger meeting. Those attending the meeting • • • 11. f* r from Mississippi County were: ! LCGCnVm£ L>. Of .Blytheville: Charles. Brogdon. A.' . _ - _. C. Owens. Charles Moore, Keith RnfKC G0C Plan Bilbrcy. H. H. Carter, Jim Smart, DOC* 5 W* TIUR J. N. Smotherman. and Joe Ewing. Burdette: Hays Sullivan, George Hale, H. C. Weathers. New Liberty: Vance Dison. Charles Lutes, C. D. Long. Brad Shearin. Clyde Lutes, James Middleton. Manila: D C. Wright. Leachville: Earl Wildy, and J. O. Edwards. Yarbro: Willjam Wyatt, Hildred Bunch, and Clyde Galnes. Move to Delay AFL Election Quashed LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble has denied a petition to prevent a union election on Friday at Blytheville metal working plant. Central Metal Products Inc.. a 30. The plant attorney said they Delaware firm, requested prevention of the election in accordance with what they said was a previous agreement for a 60-day postponement of balloting. The AP of L International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, and Warehousemen and Helpers would appeal Trimble's decision to the Federal Court of Appeals of the NLRB in Washington. Attorneys said that the "untimely" election will cost the firm more than $250,000 because the plant is still an expanding unit. They said the firm has not yet n its construction election Trimble gave a-s grounds that he did not, have jurisdiction. )fficials Named or Four Elections MR. CANDIDATE—Roland Kanis bedecked in appropriate garb to pace the Hillbilly' Ticket in mock elections being hold tonight by the Dale Carnesne study group ai the Court. House at 7:30. About 40 students are winding up a 15-week study period. All will get a chance to demonsuv.u? their progress when electioneering gets going tonight. (Courier News Photo.) Mississippi.County Election Commission today released i names of voting places, clerks and judges for elections forlh- • coming in Leachville, Dell, Manila and in Bowen Township j(Gosnell). Charles Hughes. Ward II, Card Building: Judges—Roy Ashabranner, K. S. Jackson. Tom Steele and Alter- senators arc with us hearts" who may not vote for the amendments. "It is difficult to oppose a presidential request of this kind." he See SENATE on pace 2 Huffman: w. E. Hagan and Joe Selbert. Other leaders from South Mississippi County included Tom Cal- lls, A. C. Spellings, Charles Coleman, Stanley Carpenter, D. V. Ma- ioch, E. H. Burns, James Jacks, field, Ed Wright, Allen Seagraves, w. L. Hanna, J. B. Strickland,. Paul Jackson, Wilbur Wildy, Dharlcs Wildy, Floyd Reese, Frank Bell, W. B. Tyre, L. C. Shelton, ,oyd McAdams, Roy Langston, and Barney Smith. LEACHVILLK — At the regular luncheon meeting of the Leachville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday the group voted unanimously to back the bond issue in regard to natural gas for Leach- obtaining ville. It was explained to the group the revenue from operation of the gas system would pay for the retirement of the bonds and that there would not be any increase of taxes on the citizens. The Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. which has the franchise, would least the system after Us completion and be responsible for the bond payments. Information on the project can be obtained at the office of the General Insurance Co., in pamphlet form. Voting will be held February 8 at City Hall, Glass Auto Supply Co. and Towcll's Ouagc, Osceola Takes Look at Problems OSCEOLA — Junior League Auxiliary of Osceola is seeking as. pittance in its community accom- jplishment projects. Citizens of Osceola have been called to send suggestions for improvement of business and beaulifi- cation of the city to Mrs. Ted Woods, who is chairman of the project. February 20 has been set as deadline for these suggestions, ,Late in February the Auxiliary will compile n list of these suggestions and the first of March they will meet with heads of the men, women, children and Negro organisations to make plans. A master chart of suggestions will be presented from each club nnd group in O.socola. Gathings Homed Head Of Cotton Subcommittee WASHINGTON W> — flop. Gain- ings (D-Ark) has been named head of the Cotton Subcommittee of Ihe House Agriculture Committee. The group will study problems facing cotton grower.-, as n result of a reduction in the acreage allotment this year. On Tuesday, citizens of Del! and Manila vote on bond issues which will permit construction to begin on pipelines to serve those west Mississippi County towns with natural gas. On Feb. 8, one week later, Leach- viUe will hold a similar election. The systems, if built, will be paid for by gas revenues, will be operated by Arkansas-Missouri Power Co.. and will not raise taxes in the communities involved. Ark-Mo's lease will guarantee payment on the issues. Also on Tuesday, electors in Bowen Township will vole on whether or not they will prohibit sale of alcoholic beverages of all types within the township which comes within a few mies of Bly- thevilie's western corporate limns. Hughes Gin office is t.he lone voting place and judges include E. A. Rice, Woodrow C. Cook. Ross Cnld- well and Alternates Gene Shultz,! Walter C. Maxwell, Eugene Row*, j Clerks are Lee Hill, Harvey Hart and Alternates J. M. Gordon and Mitchell West. Dell Election Office of Dell Gin Company is the polling place for Dell's Tuesday election. Judges—C. A. Smith. E. H. Hall. E. M. Woodard and Alternates Ed Hardtn, L. M. Moody. E. W. Noland. Clerks—Dallas Brownlce, H. R. Crawford, Jr., and Alternates Robert M. Edwards, Charles Armstrong. For Manila's election on Tuesday, here's the lineup of election officials and polling places: Ward I, City lf«fl JudKfis—C. H. Ashabranncr, William Fxiwards, V. B. Osbornc find Alternate* W. G. Fox, M. L. Down- Ing, O. E. Snider. Clcrku — Ernrsb Webb, Clifford King and Alternate* Will Wright, See ELECTION' on page 2 It Rained, But It Froze, Too : Blytheville last one knows how It rained night,, hut r much. Even Blytheville's official weather observer, R. E. Blaylock, dnesn't know. H qot so col/i that the rain trnze in the weatherman's measuring trough. Last night's low of 14 was low- pst of the year, but not for the entire winter season. The mercury fell to 12 on Dec. 24. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Fair and colder this afternoon and to- niRhl; Friday partly'cloudy and continued cool. High this afternoon low to mid 20s. Low tonight 15-20, MISSOURI—Partly cloudy south, mostly cloudy north this afternoon, tonight and Friday with scattered light snow northeast and extreme north this afternoon and evening; continued cold, Mlplmum lhl« mornlnn—14. Maximum yesterday—33. Sunrise tomorrow—7:01, Sunflftt today—5:25. Mean te/nperftturfl—33.J. Precipitation iMt 34 houn |» f t.m, —no report, Prfcipltntlon Jan. 1 to d»t»—1,18, Thli Date Litt Year Maximum yesterday—flo, Minimum thin morning—M. Precipitation J*nu*ry 1 to AM* «*

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