The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 29, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 360 ElythavlUe Courier Blythevilfc Dmlly N«i UlMlMippI Valley Leader Blythevlllt Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS U N Head To Request Truce Talks Will Press For Invitation To Red China UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Sir Leslie Knox Munro of New Zealarxl, president of the U. N. Security Council for January, said today he will press Monday in the council for an invitation to Red China to attend cease-fire debates here despite a discouraging Communist Chinese broadcast this morning. Britain will support the invitation, and the United States will not oppose it. Munro called the council meeting yesterday in an attempt to halt fighting in the Chinese offshore islands north of Formosa. He said then the invitation to Red China would have to be the council's first decision. Determined to Fight Today's Feiping broadcast said a cease-fire was unacceptable and threatened heavy blows at the United States if it thwarted Peip- ing's plan to "liberate" Formosa. The Peiping broadcast gave no hint whether the Chinese Communists would accept a council invitation to send a representative here — under U.N. charter provisions requiring both parties to a dispute to be invited to debates— except to say "there is nothing to discuss" on a cease-fire. As the council prepared for action, statesmen in Washington, London and Moscow also took steps to deal with the quickening crisis. In Washington the action came in overwhelming Senate approval of President Elsenhower's fight-if- we-must stand on Formosa. In Moscow, Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov promised to coniser a British request the Kremlin urge restraint on R China. At", the same time, Britain pledged Red China's claims to Is lands along her coast would receive fair consideration if the Com- munfsts join in the imminent U. N talks. One Appear a nee The Red Chinese have made one appearance in the U. N.—In 1950 during debate on the Korean war New Zealand yesterday callec the meeting of the 11-Nation council. The United States and Britain both backed the call. But only Britain publicly supported New Zealand on the proposed Invitation Diplomatic sources said Nation alist China probably Would abstain on the debate proposal and vote against the invitation and the United States probably would vote "yes" on both. They added they could not forecast the Soviet Votes but expected all other delegations would support both moves. Both Nationalist China and the See U. N. on pace 8 Final Results of Union Election "Will Hinge On Ruling by NLRB Some 113 workers at Central Metal Products here yesterday voted on a unionization issue, but final results probably won't be known for six to eight weeks. Here's how the voting went: For union — 35. Against — 50. Challenged votes — 28. Thus, the answer will lie with, the National-Labor Relations board which must make a decision regarding the challenged votes. Some of the votes are being challenged by. the union which maintains that several voters were Ineligible because, the complaint alleges, they are supervisory em- ployes. Others Challenged by Firm The company is challenging other votes, some on the grounds that law prohibits voting of persons Involved in an unfair labor charge until the charge has been resolved. The company or the union, to win the decision, must have a simple majority. That means the company needs seven of the 28 challenged Votes. Plant Manager Reilly Quick said the election, which was under supervision of the NLRB, went off without a hitch. "Everyone conducted himself welt during the election and Chorale around the plant seems to be better than ever," he reported. A1J but five of the eligible em- ployes voted. Employes were voting on whether or not to name Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union ,of the American Federation of, Labor as their official representative. Bowen Wet-Dry Election Cancelled A bill signed by. Governor Orval.Faubus yesterday means Bowen Township electors will have to await the 1956 general election before voting on their wet-dry issue. .j, j^g legislation received a 26-5 vote in the Senate yesterday and was immediately signed by the governor. It specifies that all such elections must be called for a general election date. Next general election will be in November of 1956. Jesse Taylor, chairman of the County Election Commission, pointed out that the act, with its emergency clause, becomes effective immediately and tran- t scends the order calling for the' Bowen Township election slated for Tuesday. Bowen Township includes the Cosnell community and extends westward to ihe Big Lake area. Two Must Pay For DWI Charge One person was fined and another forfeited bond' in Municipal Court this morning on charges ol driving while under the influence of liquor. John H. Hathcock was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail on his plea of guilty to the charge and Hank L'ppert forfeited a $111.75 bond \vhi-n he failed to appear in court to answer a similar charge. In other action preliminary hearing for Benny Joe Rogers, Ne:;ro, on a charge of carnal abuse was continued until Feb. 5. Robert O. Farmer forfeited, a $10 bond on n charge of speeding and J. D. Blackard forfeited a S5 bond on a charge of failing to stop at a stop sign. Special Courses For Nurses Set A two-night disaster training course open to all registered nurses nnd licensed practical nurses In North Mississippi County wil.1 be held Tuesday nnd Wednesday nights next week, Mrs. Harold Sudbury, Red Cross disaster nursing vfoe chairman announced today. The course, sponsored by the recently organized American Red Cross disaster committee for Chick- awwba District, will outline plans and procedures for emergency med- icalfcal care in case of disaster in this area. Classes each night will begin at 7 p.m. Mrs. Corliss Williams, Red Cross nursing field representative for Arkansas, will conduct the course. Youfh Injured In Fall in Home Bobby Slpcs, seven year old son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed Slpes of Apnrt- ment 1 9-B Chlcknsfiwba Courts wns reported seriously Injured nt his home yesterday when he fell from a sink In the apnrtmcnt. He wns taken to Wnlls Hospitnl, but l» expected to require further * » Mtmphli honpltal. Arab Premiers May Ask U.S. Military Aid Middle East Leaders Eye Defense; Neutral Policy May Be Junked CAIRO, Egypt «* — Arab world premiers prepared for their windup meet in? today on Middle East defense amid authoritative reports they are junking: their old neutralist policy and will seek American arms aid. A spokesman for Egypt which lias been the leader in opposing American military aid, disclosed the sharp reversal in policy last night. He said that at tonight's session the premiers would welcome Western military aid provided it was given to bolster the Arab Collective Security Pact. The emergency conference of eiii'ht Arab League Stales was called a week ago by Egypt, whose leaders have attacked Iraqi Premier Nuri said for joining in a de- n Ilia nee with Western-supported Turkey. Egypt's main reason for convening the meeting was to try to maintain Arab solidarity against "out- ;;ide pa its" and try to dissuade other Arab states from going along with Invitations to join the Turkish-Iraqi alliance. Split May Grow But the split in the Arab League threatened to grow deeper as the prime ministers of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan criticized Egypt's contention that the Arab Collective Security Pact alone would defend the Middle East against possible Communist aggression. In a surprise move to prevent the, League from breaking up, Egypt apparently is going along wall a face-saving compromise to condemn the Turkish-Iraqi alliance, but to seek American arms on. u collective basis. Although this is contrary to past declarations by Egyptian lenders, informed sources said the Nile re- See DKFENSE on page 8 Luxora Mothers March Monday LUXORA—Citizens of Luxora' arc being asked to turn on their porch- lights Monday night between the hours of 6:30 and 7:30. During that time, various women of the town will stage their Mothers March on Polio, a door-to-rtoor campaign to collect funds for the March of Dimes, Mrs. A. B. Rozello is, chairman and is being assisted by Mrs. Leonard Ellison at, Rosn and Mrs. B. B. Shaw at Double Bridges. Four to Circuit Court Trial In Caruthersville ke Signs Formosa Resolution Way Now Clear For Use of U. S. Forces in Area WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today signed the resolution for defense of Formosa, asserting it is evidence of united American determination to "resist Communist aggression" in an area "vital to the security" of the United States. LAST MINUTE RUSH STARTS — The usual rush of last minute state automobile license purchasers got into full swing this 'morning as car owners queued up in front of both the car license and driver's license desks. The line in the foreground is awaiting to purchase driver's licenses while the longer line in the background leads to the car license de?k. Both city and state license bureaus remained open this afternoon and will be open Monday night to take care of the last minute rush. Deadline for purchasing city and state tags is midnight Monday. (Courier N'ews Photo) Nationalists Satisfied Evacuation. o/ Tac/iens Begin, at Any Time ta/ / CARUTHERSVTLLE — Four persons were bound over to Circuit Court during the session of Magistrate Court here Thursday. They are Joseph Dent, Henry J, Dunbar, Jr., John H. Middleton, and Charlie Jones. A preliminary examination was given Dent of a charge of felonious assault and he was bound over to the higher court with bond set at, Tacnens $1,000. Upon failure to post bond, Formosa and only 18 miles from he was committed to the county ----- ... jail. TAIPEH, Formosa (AP) — The Chinese Nationalists today greeted with considerable satisfaction the news of the U. S. Senate's approval of President Eisenhower's firm policy for Formosa's defense. The President's signature on the fight-if-we-must declaration was expected to signal the beginning of an'American-shielded Nationalist withdrawal from the Communist menaced Tachen Islands. Tao Hsi-sheng, one of President* — ••••• • Chiang- Kai-shek's advisers on national policy, said the Senate's approval of the declaration would tend "firmly to safeguard the security of the free world in the Western Pacific." Evacuation of 15.000 nationalist troops and about the same number of civilians from the exposed 200 miles north of After Dunbar's preliminary hear- i ing on a charge of burglary and larceny, he was bound over to Circuit Court- He also was commited to the county jail upon failure to make a si.000 bond. Middleton, accused of grand larceny, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court with bond set at $500. Jones was committed to the jail after failing to make 51,000 bond. He waived preliminary hearing on a burglary and larceny charge. Carl Tomlin of Uayti was found guiLty of permiting gambling at his fish market nnd was fined $50. He was given a stay of execution of a 30-day jail sentence. In regard to the same incident, James Price and Ben Hutchison were found guilty of gambling and were fined S50 . each. They were given stays of execution on 60-day jail sentences, All three persons, who were arrested by the night force of the Hayti Police Department, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The court docket for the wecK shows that of the 54 cases on it 28 of them were disposed of. Most of the cases are of a traffic nature, and in those incidents of cases not, being disposed of it is because no arrests have been made, Magistrate Sum J. Corbett, Sr., said. ;he Red China mainland — could begin at any time. 7th Fleet Ready Standing ready to cover the operation was the U.S. 7th Fleet, a mighty armada of 100 or more warships including at least four aircraft carriers. Nationalist officers from Formosa are in-the Tacliens, aiding the garri : on commander in plans for a withdrawn!. press reports today said Communist ships continued to pour men and equipment onto Yikiang- shan. the tiny island eight miles north of the Tachens whose Invasion by the Reds set in motion Ihe Eisenhower declaration. Nationalist fighter-bombers attacked six of the Red vessels last mght, reporting possible damage to al!, The vessels, type undetermined, were believed ranging from 2,000 to 3.000 tons in size. After hitting the ships in the Tachen area, the Nationalist pl.mes See EVACUATION on paffc 8 easons Weather Grips East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coldest weather of the winter season clung to wide areas in the Eastern half of the nation today and there appeared little hope of general relief over the weekend. Bomb Shatters Windows HAVANA (fl 1 )—A bomb explosion shattered plate glass windows yesterday in the center of Havana's commercial district. No injuries were reported. Several to C ? -et Degrees at U. A. Several Blythcvillc and Mississippi County students were to receive degrees from the University of Arkiinsaiv nt the school's nn- nim! midyear commencement today. Listed by the school for degrees were Alan Berry, E. B. Gee. Jr., H. G. Partlow. Jr., W. W. Moore. Roy O. w.irford and Alena Erby Wiley, all of Blytheville, ami J. B. Shelton, Osceoln: Carrol Earl R;iy Wilson and Robert P. Courtway, Wilson. Harried Officials Tote Up Results Of Tempest's Tempestuous Visit BOULDER, Colo. W — Stripper Tempest Storm was whisked here ,n n flame red Cadillac convertible and borne away in the firms of a heavyweight boxer late yesterday. Both the burlesque queen and Lho normally sedate University of Colorado were slightly the worse Tor wear after her 30-minutc visit. University officials, who didn't Ike the idea of Miss Storm's visit in the first place, counted up $500 damage to buildings along her whirlwind pnth. The whole Colo- •ndo Legislature arrived 16 mln- ile.s Inter to Inspect school condi- ions. By then, nowcvcr, nil was quk*. Miss Storm was Invited here by Bob Latham, student-photographer who was at the wheel of her convertible as it pulled up before a 1,500-mnn turnout at the Memorial Building. The shapely burlesque performer doffed a mink cont, breathed deeply nnd breezed through a door with the crowd close behind her black-sweatered, green-sklrlc'd figure. In the rush thnt followed her through a lounge and cafeteria, three doors were sprung, tables WHIT overturned, chairs wore splin- icrcrt nnd dishes and glasses shattered. Things got a bit rough at the library, where an ogling crowd of male stud en ts su rroundcd M iss Storm. Perspiring nnd disheveled, she was swept nloft by Barry F. Dcelz, 22-year-old graduate student and heavyweight boxer, He dashed for her car, but tripped—or was tripped. Both tumbled to the side\\n\k. Miss Storm, apparently unhurt, made it the rest of the way unaided. And In all the furor, no one thought, to a;;k her imprrsslons of \vlmt Tempest said was her H 1*51 visit to "a real campus." Fresh blasts of icy air from s from North Carolina westward northwest Canada sent tempera- • across Tennps^ee to Oklahoma and lures tumblinrr to subzero levels | northwest into Moniiina, where during- the night throughout the | Billings reported a mild 48. Midwest and across sections of ihe j Northeast. It was freezing in wide areas of. the Eoiuh. Brisk winds from the Nrtr'hwcsl. bringing in fresh masses of arctic air. was blamed for the prolonged cold snap in the Midwest. There wasn't much snow in the cold belt during the night. Bur fresh falls were forecast today for North Central regions which, already have several inches of snow. Nine Dead [Methodist 1 Training .Course Set A five-day religious training j school for Methodist Churches in ! ihp Blytheville area will get under- At least nine persons have died I w . lv j.fonciny nizht at First Metho- from causes attributed to the cold j ^isi church HITC. and snow since Thursday. There Tlie school, which will include were three deaths in Michigan, two c i ass rs of instruction in all Sun- in Cleveland, (wo in St. Louis and day School departments, will con- one each in Chicago and Cincin- ti ,," ue wiLn nightly sessions nati. -pt-l}. 4 Light snow fell during the night [ -j-j u , p iCV tj. M. S.inford, paslor ol in the eastern and northern Great | L; . ke S[rc:[ Mi-thocust. Church, will Lakes region into the northern Ap-1 sorvp as tiean of the school, palachians, There were flurries j j nc i llt ieci on the list, of out-of- southward in Kentucky and Ten-1 tmVn ins i r uctors for the school is ncsscc. Another belt of light snow Dr \vnltei- Hearn. instructor in spread across the Dakotas and it j Blble at tnc Missouri Bible School, wns expected to extend over much j Columbia, Mo. The President signed in the presence of congressional leaders and Secretary of State Dulles less than 12 hours after the Senate sen: the resolution to him by an 35-3 vote. The action cleared the way for Eisenhower to use American anr.ed forces—notably the 7th Fleet—against any Red Chinese attack directed toward Formosa. It also gives him authority to order the armed forces to evacuate Chinese Nationalist troops from the Tachen Islands. Wide Powers The authority to . fight also includes the right to defend such .places as the islands of Quemoy land off the Chinese main' land, if the President considers them essential to Formosan security. Some regard it as broad enough to permit him to order an attack on bases or troop concentrations on the Red Chinese mainland as a defense measure. When the President had completed the signing, with more than a dozen pens, which he later passed out to the congressional leaders, he made this statement: "I am deeply gratified at the almost unanimous vote in the Congress of the United States on this joint resolution. To the members of the Congress and to their leaders with me here today, I wish publicly to thank them for their great patriotic service. "By their vote the American people prove their elected representatives have made it clear to the j world that we are united here at home in our determination to help a brave ally and to resist Communist aggression. Determined "By so asserting this belief we are taking a step to preserve the peace in the Formosa area. We are ready to support a United Nations effort to end the present hostilities in the area, but we also are united in our determination to defend an area vital to the security of the United States and the free world." In talking of an end to present hostilities the President avoided , use of the term cease-fire, indica- i ting that the United States is not | ^o much interested in the technical- i ities of a truce arrangementas it is i in ending the fishting if possible, j The resounding Senate 83-3 .vote ; for the resolution last night com' pie ted congressional action just five ri.v.'? after Eisenhower ^ent it j to capitol hill. | Piled on a previous 409-3 House I count. line SeiKKe art ion gave a ! 494-6 concro--':-ionr:l b.ick:r.e for a : niea?u:'e supporters said was aimed. at kf:fp;r.i r the peace but which cntic.s cnnUTidfc! mi^'nt signal • shooting thai would set off World ' War III. Also included as general authority to defend "rent?;!" ;irr>as, such Se IKE on page 8 Red China Won't Agree To Ceasefire Peiping Warns U. S. Against Aiding Chiang LONDON (AP) — Communist China rejected today any suggestion of a cease-fire with the Nationalists and warned she would "strike back with heavy blows" if American forces try to stop her from taking Formosa. Peiping radio in a broadcast heard here termed the idea of a Formosa cease-fire "absolutely unacceptable" and declared: "We are determined to liberate i Taiwan ^Formosa). If the U. S. armed forces dare to attack us, we will firmly strike back with heavy blows." President Eisenhower already has pledged to use American forces to protect the Formosa strong- holf of Chiang Kai-shek and the neighboring Pescadore Islands against Communist attcak. The broadcast quoting an article in the Peoples Daily, an organ ot the Communist government, said: "The so-called cease-fire between the Chinese people and the Chiang 1 Kai-shek traitors, planned by the U. S, government and its followers is absolutely unac- j ceptable. The Chinese people must eliminate the traitorous Chiang clique, "Taiwan (Formosa) is territory stolen by the clique and it must [be liberated by the Chinese people. There is no cease-fire to discuss.". The broadcast, heard here, was' ' the first Red Chinese comment on i worldwide moves yesterday to ar- j ranse a cease-fire between the Pcipincc regime and the Nationalist Chinese government. The U. N. Security Council plans ! to meet Monday to consider a ' cease-fire debate. The Council is i expected to ask the Chinese Communists to attend if the discussion is arranged. President Eisenhower has received congressional approval of his pledge to use American forces to protect Formosa and the neighboring Pescadores Islands against Red attack. T I n !fA Q i cix-cr Reds of the North Central region during the day and tonight. It was 15 degrees below zero in Bemidji, Minn., late last night while Minnesota's twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, reported -7. Chicago's high reading yesterday h iCsh gcgyg'yei oarhnrds deateia was 10 above but the mercury headed for a predicted -10 by morning. It was -G at 2 a.m. The coldest spot in Ohio during the night was Canton, with -1. More snow was predicted in Ohio during the day, with continued cold. New York and Minnesota reported lowest readings yesterday. Saranac Lake and Fbrestport, in New York's Adirondack.*;, reported unofficial lows of -3H. The minimum reading in Minnesota was -26 nt International Falls, which late last night reported -12 Southwest Mild Temperatures stayed under the I0-degrce mark yesterday from the eastern Da kolas to the western Orent Lakes region and across northern New-England. The far Southwest corner of the country had mild weather with readings in the 7Qs. It was 80 nt Los Angeles and 74 nt Phoenix, Ariz, Temperatures in the 60s prevailed in Florida and Southern Texas with a 65 at Snn Antonio nnd n 68 at Miami. The line representing high* of 40 stretched Dr. Hearn will lead a claj-s in, "Hu\v to Read and Study the Bible." Other classes and instructors are: Understanding Children—Mrs. H. E. Tomlinson of Memphis; Guiding Intermediates — Mrs. Mae Sigleiv Lincoln, Nebr.; and Helping Adults Learn—The Rev. Alvin C. Murry fo Scarcy, Ark. Meihndi.-it ministers in the Blytheville area cooperating with the school are: The Rev. J. E. HoLifield, superintendent of the Jonesboro District; the Rev. Harold Eggensperger, of the host church; the Rev. E. H. Hall of Dell; the Rev, W. O. Scroggms of the Osccola Methodist Church; the Rev. John Richardson of the Wesley Memorial and Half Moon churches; the Rev. Carl Burton of the Yarbro and Promised Land churches; the-Rev. Lee Cntc of the Manila Methodist Church and the Rev. Mr. Snnford. WASHINGTON \Jft — Some Senate Democrats contended today I the Eisenhower administration may be risking U. N. recognition of Communist China by encouraging ihe international organization to seek a ceasefire in Formosa Sens. Spnrkman <D-Ala>. Humphrey < D-Minn> and Douqlns <D- 111 > said ihe administration's support of New Zealand's call for Security Council discussion of the issue Monday represents a distinct Osceoio Church Buys Building O5CECLA — Osccoln'r. Cnlrary Baptist Church has announced purchase of the Osccoln Community House from the Osccola School Board. TIv. 1 R 'V. C. S. Wmnnck said work will begin on remodeling the building in the near future. change in American policy. They said this action indicates abandonment of what Sparkmrm called the "myth" that Chinese Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek will ever invtide the continent, and constitutes recognition of "T w o Chinas." But they and other senators looked with favor on the general idea of U.N. action toward halting the threat to peace in the Formosa area. They expressed themselves both in interviews and in Senate debate on a resolution supporting President Eisenhower's fight-if-we- must stand. Just before the resolution was passed by an 85-3 vote last night, Humphrey introduced another resolution to put the Senate on record in favor of a ceasefire. Chairman George iD-Ga) .of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he thought there would be little -opposition to this. He said his committee might act on it early next week. Georgo said the resolution which the Senate pa.ssed put this country in "a position of strength and not vacillation" at the U N. conference table on this issue. Sparkmnn, who heads the Senate Foreign Relation* Far Eastern subcommittee, said In an interview he- regards it. as "inevitable" that (he Peiping regime will be admitted to the U.X-. over American protests within two years. "This move involves recognition on our part of the existence of a China on the mainland,". Sparkman said. "It means the breaking away from the myth that the Na- uonali.sus ever will return to the mainland. Weather ARKANSAS: Fair through Sunday. A IHle warmer north portion this afternoon. A litle cooler Sunday. MISSOURI — Cloudy thi« tftar* noon; snow flurries north and eajU central and light snow northeut; turning colder north portion l*t* today and moderately cold over state tonight. Minimum this morning—II, Maximum yesterday—41. sUmrisfi tomorrow—7:00, Sunset today—5:26. , . \tf.nn ternpnrBHiri!—26.5, Precipitation Uni 24 hours to 7 p.m, —none. Precipitation Juq. 1 to d*te—1.14, Triii rutff Lift y«r Maximum ycitnrday—4«. Minimum lh!s morning—3fl, Precipitation ^lHJUfcry i Ig *4|« ^

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