The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 2, 1955
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PAGB TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1955 AlaskaDefensePlan Calls for Holding Bases,GivingWaste ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — An enemy attacking this northern stepping stone to the United States would face a tough tussle for big military bases and cities but he couldn't draw American forces into struggles over remote areas, top military commanders say. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton Mar May July Oct Dec 3457 3«62 3510 3511 3520 3515 3518 3521 New Orleans Cotton Mar May July Oct Dec 3454 3487 3512 3511 3515 3461 3493 3517 3520 3523 This plan of defense of Alaska's tremendous territory — it's more than twice the size of Texas—was laid out in a news conference yesterday by Lt. Gen, Joseph H. Atkinson, commander in chief, Alaskan Defense Command. He was seconded by Maj. Gen. George R. Acheson, chief of the Alaskan Air Command, and Maj. Gen. James F. Collins, commander of Army forces. "People ask," Atkinson said, „ "what we would do if an enemy 3492 lnnded at some place " ke a llttle -plot over on the coast." In the first place, he said, "the enemy Wouldn't be interested, and if he was we would just leave him there." Acheson said the military's mission is "not to defend all of Alaska" but to keep big installations and important centers out of en- 3510 3511 3454 3487 3511 3511 3515 3514 3511 3461 3491 3517 3518 emy hands. 3523 278 275 272 256 153' 156 Chicago Soybeans Mar ... 278'.i 280',4 277% May ... 275% 276% 274% July ... 273 273'/2 274 Sept ... 25714 258 256 Chicago Corn Mar ... 154 154l» 153% May ... 156i/ 4 15614 156 Chicago Wheat Mar ... 230% 230ft 229!/ 2 2297' 8 May ... 227V 2 228 226% 226% New York Stocks A T and T '. nty, Anaconda Copper 51?i Beth Steel U5!' 2 Chrysler 08V 4 Coca-Cola 11614 Gen Electric 49% Gen Motors 98% Montgomery Ward 82 N Y Central 34 Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio - Socony Vacuum 531/4 Stude-Pak 13 Standard of N J 118 Texas Corp 88',i Sears 78% U S Steel 78!i Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. MV—(USDA) — Hogs 5,000; fairly active; bulk choice 180-220 Ib 17.5018.00; 220-240 Ib mostly 17.00-50; 240-270 Ib 16.00-17.00; 280-320 Ib 15.50-16.00; 150-170 Ib 17.-75; sows 40 Ib down 15.0-50; few 15.75; heavier sows 13.25-15.00; boars 10.00-12.50. Cattle 2,000; calves 500; slow; a few small lots commercial and good about steady at 18.00-23.00; utility and commercial cows 11.0013.00; canners and cutters 8.5011.00; bulls SO higher; utility and commercial 13.00-14.50; canners and cutters 9.50-12.50; vealers and calves steady; good and choice vealers 24.00-31.00; commercial and low good 18.00-24.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 17.00-21.00. * Wilson Man Gets Master's Degree S. Warren Allen, principal of Wilson Trade Schol, was among those who received master's degrees from the University of Arkansas last week. He held a bachelor of scfence degree from AM and N College and completed graduate work at the University last, summer, majoring In educational administration. He has been head of Wilson Trade School since 1940. ORIGINAL The original Marie Twain is said to have been a Mississippi River pilot named Isaiah Sellers, who wrote articles for a newspaper, signing them "Mark Twain." When Sellers died, Samuel Clemens took the pen name for his own. . Big Alaskan installations mentioned were Elmendorf, Ladd and Eiel'son Air Force bases, with Anchorage and Fairbanks listed as "important centers." Land Fighting Unlikely Atkinson was asked if he believed there was a possibility of attack by Russians on the ground as well as In the air. "I don't think there would be any big land campaigns," he replied. "I do not rule out the possibility of at least limited airborne operations. As a matter of fact, that is the only 'way he could get in except for the possibility of attempting amphibious operations in a few spots." He expressed doubt there would be more major defense construction in Alaska except for the possibility of fighter plane strips. Acheson said the approaching advent of guided missiles tends to rule out fields too far forward. Gen. Collins said plans are being worked on for locating Nike antiaircraft guided missile sites in Alaska but that no construction has been started. The Army commander expressed the belief Alaska now is garrisoned by adequate military forces and "if the situation developed we could get more in a hurry from the United States by air." Margaret Rests Awaiting Tour Of British Islands PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad </P)— Princess Margaret rested this morning in breeze-swept Government House, gathering strength for her rigorous tour of Trinidad and nine other British islands of the new world. Government authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the public turnout which welcomed the radiant 24-year-old princess when the royal airliner Canopus landed her yesterday afternoon at sunny Port of Spain to start her month-long good will visit. Officials estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people jammed the roadways and city streets to cheer and wave Union Jacks as the smiling princess drove by on her way to the home of the British governor Sir Hubert Ranee. A. E. Ledbetter Rites Are Held Alfred E. Ledbetter, 72, died at his home yesterday in Luxora. A native of Ashport, Tenn., he had made his home in the Luxora area practically nil his lite. He had been ill over a period o( years. He was a member of Luxora's Methodist Church. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Hollinger, Memphis; Mrs. Halsell Hall, Luxora; Mrs. Evelyn Meadows, Osceola; three sons, W. A. Ledbetter, Luxora, W. J. Ledbetter, Osceola, Aaron A. Ledbetter, Moscow Mills, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Luxora Methodist Church by the Rev. Diggs Burial will be in Luxora Cemetery. Pallbearers included G. A. George, Jr., Franklin ^Lowerins, Jesse Lowerins, John Allen Williams, Orover Meadows and Raymond Meadows. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Mo a her of Local Man Succumbs Word has been received here of the death of the mother of Tommy McClure, pastor of Church of Christ here. Services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow at CaVe Springs, Ark. FIRE Continued from Page 1 suffered fire and smake damage. The Swearengen Cotton Company, located on the second floor of the Swearengin Building, suffered heavy fire damage. Eric Whitley, owner of the Whitley Office Supply Co., said that he had only recently received a new shipment of office equipment. Everything in his place of business was completely destroyed as were office equipment and cotton samples in the McCalla-McManus and Gooriman-Crowell Cotton Companies. Mr. Whitley could not make an estimate of his loss this morning but said that his loss wouldn't reach $15,000. Only the rear of the -Martin Building was damaged by the fire but front and second floor was hard hit by water and smoke. Mr. Martin said this morning he could not make an estimate of his loss at the present time but he indicated it would be heavy. DEATHS (Continued from Page 1) cook stove fire,' Mrs McCoy said. "I had just poured water on it when the back door of the house blew off. I grabbed up my baby and the,wind knocked me to the floor. "My father knelt over two of my children and covered them with his body. My husband looked after the rest. The next thing I knew the houe was in splinters and I was sitting on a plank in the mud." Three of her children were hurt but none seriously. About 62 of the less seriously injured were transferred during the night to Tunica County Vocational High School. IN PARLEY-Adm. John Gas- sidy is in London to start talks on the defense of Turkey and the neighboring areas. He is commander in chief of U. S. Naval forces in the eastern AUantic and the Mediterranean. Six-Year Term Given Negro at Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — Abraham Gillcspie, 34-year-old Wardell Negro, has received a quick conviction in Pemiscot County. He was sentenced in Circuit Court here Tuesday to six years in the state prison at Jefferson .City. Gillespie pleaded guilty In the court to a charge of second degree burglary and was sentenced to three years in the state prison. He also pleaded guilty to a grand larceny charge and received an additional three-year prison term. Gillespie was accused of stealing an automobile in Wardell Saturday night and later breaking into a grocery store near Portageville and stealing various merchandise including 25 cartons of cigarettes and $15 worth of meat. He was arrested by Trooper Ed Kelsey of the Missouri -Highway Patrol Sunday. He waived preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court Monday and was bound over to Circuit Court. In other action Tuesday, a petition filed for Nannie M. Garrett by her attorneys was withdrawn by the attorneys. The petition had been previously filed to dissolve an injunction filed by Prosecuting Attorney James A. (Tick) Vickrey to restrict women from being permitted on the premises of the Climax Bar of Caruthersville. The license is in the name of Miss Garrett and others involved in the original injunction by Mr. Vickrey three weeks ago also named Lee Gate wood, Eddie Chilton and Curry Laval. The injunction also prohibited the sale of liquor to minors. John H. Middleton pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny and was paroled after being sentenced to two years "in the state prison. In the case of the state versus James McCrary, charged with murder, an application was filed for the addition of eight more witnesses when the trial comes before the Circuit Court on February 21. McCrary. a Hayti farmer, is accused of shooting his wife. Dixie. on a Hayti street in September, 1953. It was revealed that a petition for admittance of Morris J. Bumpas, Negro, to the state mental hospital at Farmington has been Negro Deaths Cochran Infant Services for the infant son of Johnny and Ophelia Cochran, whc died at his home yesterday on South 10th Street, \vill be conducted tomorrow morning at Home Funeral hotne chapel by Rev. C. M. Shockley. Burial will be in Burton Spur Cemetery. He lenves a sister, Frankie Mac Cochran, two brothers. John Henry and Theopolis Cochran, in addition to the parents. COMING SOON Bob Logan Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station Will Be Leased Locally) at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat your home and power your farm See the brilliant new FERGUSON 35 With 4 way work control On Display At MANN-MANN, INC OSCEOLA, ARK. IKE contimud from PM« 1 D«niocrals about the Army cut, »nd Sen. Byrd (D-Va) has been consulted with reipect to the highway program. The whole purpose, the President said, Is to keep the Democrats informed. * • • Standby Controli—The President said there might be some advantage (o enactment by Congress of standby wage and price control power in order to have such authority on the books for use in case of emergency. If Congress should see fit to provide such standby authority, Eisenhower added, he believes he could live with it. ' Such standby power, the President went^on, does have psychological value. But he added that on the other hand he believes Congress could work 'fast enough to provide the authority at a time it actually was needed. The whole matter, the President said, is not one to which h« attaches overriding importance. Federal Housing — Eisenhower said he hopes the investigation of Federal Housing Administration scandals can be cleaned up quickly for the good of the people of the country. He said about two weeks report to him ago Indicated progress was being made in that direction. • • • • TVA — The, President was asked whether a new method of financing Tennessee Valley Authority steam plants, to which he. referred in a message to Congress, meant that TVA might issue bonds. He replied there are several methods which could be used but he would wait on recommendations from TVA itself. approved. The application was made by the prosecuting attorney and Bumpas had been charged with forgery. Wolf son Wins Legal Skirmish In Fight for Control of Ward's CHICAGO I*)—Louis E. Wolfson Management had maintained has won an important legal skirmish in his court fight to gain control of Montgomery Ward St Co. Management, however, will carry the fight to a higher court. In a ruling yesterday, Circuit Judge Harry M. Fisher declared unconstitutional Section 35 of the Illinois Business Corporation Act. This is the legal foundation for the Ward staggered system of electing directors. The effect of the ruling is to direct Ward to elect a full board of nine directors in April, instead of only three. Thus Wolfsen's chances of gaining control of the board appeared Increased. However, Robert Cushman, attorney for the huge merchandising firm headed by 81-year-old Sewell Avery, announced the decision will be appealed immediately to the Illinois Supreme Court. A tost of strength between Avery and Woltson, 43-year-old New York and Florida Financier, will come April the annual meeting of Ward stockholders in New York. Wolfson filed suit'Nov. 1 to force election of all nine directors Nov. 1. The ruling, if upheld, also would affect numerous other Illinois firms which use the staggered system of electing directors. In his opinion. Judge Fisher agreed with Wolfson's attorney that the staggered elections thwarted the intent of the Illinois constitution to provide proportional representation to stockholders. that "staggered elections preserve stability and continuity of business management." Assault Case Htard James F. Baker was fined $75 and costs in Municipal Court this morn- Ing on a charge of assault and battery. The court suipended US' of the fine during good behaviour. In, other action,, Joseph Lazar forfeited a 132.35 bond on a charje of speeding. Pigeon Shortage? MIAMISBURG, Ohio M — There must be a shortage of pigeons in Silver Springs, Ky., says Irvin Egelus, safety-director here. He said he nired a Silver Springs man to rid the business district here of troublesome pigeons, and the man reported he will take them to his home town. 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