The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 9, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1955 BLYTHEVILLS (ARK,) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Ridgway Renews Bid for Stronger Ground Forces WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, continuing his campaign for a strong Army, lolcl Congress today that "in "the first critical stages of war" the Army could get needed units only "from active forces in being." The Army chief of staff and -or- mer Korean commander said American forces were "nearly swept into the sea" at the start of the Korean Wnr "because active Army units were under strength and spread too thinly to support our Worldwide commitments," and ere inadequately reinforced. w "Must Face Realities" "If we are to avoid the tragedies of the past," he said in testimony prepared for a House Armed Services subcommittee, "we must face up to the realities of the future. "The requirement for Army units in the first critical stages of war can be met from only one source— from active forces in being when war .starts," Ridgway urged the subcommittee to approve adminiMralion legislation designed to strengthen the reserves iiiul said the alternative is "to continue to rely upon a demon- strahly "inefficient system which would fail us in »n emergency." Ridywuy has spoken out against the Eisenhower administration's proposed Army cuts of 173,000 men in pruning the present military force of over three million to 2,850.000 by mid-1956. Ridgway testified last week (he reductions would "jeopardize our security to a degree." Ridgway said "the present reserve forces continue in an un- j acceptable state of readiness, unable to reach combat effectiveness within any period of time likely to be available to us" in major war. C:is :illy Kate High Noting present worldwide com- mittments, Ridgway said: "It Ls my conviction that adequate active Army forces In being, supported by Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:31 qaateti«B! Mar ........ 3446 3446 May 3477 3478 July 3501 3502 Oct 350G 3507 Dec 3511 3511 3442 3472 3498 3502 3505 3504 3507 3443 3474 3500 Ntw Orleans Cotton Obituary Mar May July Ocl Dec 3444 347G 35CO 35W 3507 3447 3476 3502 3509 3509 3443 3472 M99 3502 3505 3474 350J 3503 35C6 Chicago Soybeans Mai- May Jly . Sept Chicago Corn Mar ... 153' 2 153% May ... 156^ 156*4 Chicago Wheat Mar ... 227^ 228 May ... 2251-2 225 3 , Thomason Rites Set- for Friday Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Thomason, 38, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Harold Thompson. Burial will be in Mann Cemetery at Clear Lake. Mrs. Thomason, who had lived in Blytheville most of her life, died last night at Blytheville H pital. She leaves her husband, Charles Thomason; two sons, James and Charles H. Thomason, who Is in the U. S, Army; one brother,.. Thomas E. Mann, Blytheville; two sisters, Mrs. Burton Settoon, Blytheville, Mrs. Eva Vojcik, St. Louis. Jess Myrick Dies at Tomato Jess Myrick, 66. died this morn' ing at his home in the Tomato, community. He had been a resident of Tomato for the past 25 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Myrick; tour sons, Earl, Tomato, j Billy. Ollie and Jessie Myrick, i all of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn McClanahan, Blytheville. j and Cissie Myrick. Tomato; three brothers. Will Myrick of Blytheville and Tom and Ed Myrick of Sikeston. , j Arrangements are incomplete j pending' arrival of his sons. I Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. | Nation's First Private Nuclear Reactor Planned GOSNELL QUEEN — Shirley Potter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Potter, has been named Gosnell basketball queen. She Is a member of the Glee Club, 4-H and Beta Clubs and Is a senior member of the girls' basketball team. (Photo by Mason) RUSSIA Continued from Page 1 .Minister V. M. Molotov who yesterday, in a 21-a-hour speech, laid NKW YORK MV-Construction of, the nation's first nuclear reactor j entirely owned and operated by j private industry is planned for the New York metropolitan area. In vital ions to join the project have been sent to about 10 large companies in the fields of electronics, petroleum, food, pharmaceutical and chemical products, ceramics, rubber, metals, textiles, agriculture, machinery and others. Plans for the reactor, to use radiation lor confidential experiments by the cooperating companies, were announced yesterday by the American Machine & Foundry Co. Gen. Waller Bedell Smith »rel.>, Vice chairman ol the company's Board of Directors, said in a statement: ''We envision the development of many new and important commercial products and the improvement and extension of a great number ol industrial processes." Among the expected uses of the; project itre sterilizing and preserv-j : mjf foods and agricultural prod- j ! net.--, processing drugs, producing i ; plastics and making measure: merits. 1 T-ie cost is estimated betueei 1 and \ 12 million dollars. House Schedules Vote on Raise For Congressmen WASHINGTON <fl — House leaders .scheduled for a house vote a week from today a bill to raise the pay of Coi]t»i'p.s.s members. Only nominal opposition is now evi- ;d yesterday by the House Committee, the measure a S10,000-a-year salary for senators and House B36 Explodes; Arkansan One Of Two Killed PORT WORTH, Tex. W—A giant intercontinental B36 bomber exploded and burned last night, killing two men and injuring 18, four i dent. The plane burst into flames soon after its landing gear touched boft earth at the end of a Carswell Air ,,^, tn , 0 Force Base runway. Explosions; mem |, el . s f °The"dead were identified by the' .Jr 0 "?"^," 1 ™ " rese "*' recc ' ive <Ur Force as S. Sgt. berry Nich-1 S!2 ' 500 Sill!u - v plus s2 ' 500 "' ex ~ ols .Malvern. Ark., and A 2. C. P™ sc m °«<* - « total of $15,000 a Dean Grandquist. Ogden, Utah. j' Mr - 'he House bill would raise The aircraft was from the 95th I lbls to «5.000. A companion Sen- Bomb Wing, Biggs AFB, El Paso, i »'«.°' u c ' alls for a ^• M0 ra ' so '" .j,p x i s^.ouu. No time has been fixed Map. Robert Spence, Carswell in- j lor Se ' late actio » formation officer, said wreckage • Both Senate and House ineas- was strewn over a wide area of j ures would also provide salary Sly'Tar' tH^ar"^^ | ^ ""*'."* Be . W ~" - $7 ' 5 °° '"" of the landing strip. Name of Eagle Scout Omitted In yesterday's list of EaffU Scouts submitted by Troop 38 in Blytheville, the name of Lloyd Plorman was omitted. Mr. Flonmtn received ills Eagle badge with Troop 38 in 1939 when James A. (Ace? Puckett was Scoutmaster. Japanese Stock Sours TOKYO 0?j—Prospect* of A tougher Soviet world policy today .sent heavy industry shares booming on Japan's stock market. Prices rose sharply and a near-record total of about 10 million shares was sold in tlie morning session aione. i $10.000 for federal judges. Flu Epidemic Hits Tokyo TOKYO Wi—A flu epidemic ha* .stricken at least. 5.836 Tokyo children, the Health Bureau reported today. / Crash crews battled the gasoline-1 fed flames for an hour. ; COUNCIL iKE truly ready reserve forces, will Anaconda Copper enable us to protect these outposts with a minimum prospect of casualties and with assurance that the security of our nation shall not be jeopardized." At present, be s»id, "should an aggressor attack, the time will be limited and though untrained personnel could he committed to bat- le, the casualty rate would be excessive." Ridgwny added: "No 'amount of postwar recriminations could excuse such losses." EVACUATION (Continued from Page 1) rilla.s who blasted and burned defense workK. The Communists would get only scorched earth on the Tachens. Ralph Boyce of the U. S. Foreign Operations Administration, who returned from the Tachens. snid only one islander, an opium peddler, wanted to remain behind. Refugees .streaming into Kcetung carried small bundles of treasured possessions on their backs. Twenty-six school buildings were turned into temporary shelters. .Trains and trucks will shuttle the refugees into resettlement centers and eventually into new homes. Boyce estimated the cost of resettlement would exceed six million dollars. One man of about 40 carried a bundle of household possessions on his back along with his father, who looked about 80. The old mother could still walk and she toted quite a load. The wife also had a load of possessions and one child. Two small children followed each carrying a back load. Kldn \V»vt FIa« The fclds were popeyed. Each dutifully waved a little red flag containing a political slogan. They were sprinkled with DDT. which accented the age and patches of their .clothing. , Another man carried his grandfather down the gangplank, lugging a bundle of goods in one hand and holding onto a brand new pair of Army-style leather shoes in the other. He was barefoot. An old woman tottered on the gangplank and a Navy man quickly helped her down. A blind man yot halfway down on his own before a Chinese student rushed up lo his aid so vigorously that the student's glasses fell off the end of his nose. Machinist Mate M. A. Main, of Sandicgo, snid the evacuees were well behaved and patient on the trip aboard the Lenawee but some were seasick. No babies Were born en rolrfe. but "we had one near miss." Some crewmen turned over their quarters to the refugees. "These people are a good lot." Main said. "We hauled a lot of evacuees in Indochina, so we are old hands at It. The ship's a mess, nf course, but you expect that on emergencies like this." The Lenawee's skipper is Capt. G. D. Arntz. fined for Assault Wilson Dunn, Negro, was fined »65 and costs In municipal court today on n charge of assault w)th a deadly weapon. Bedtime Mystery GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. .1*1 Somebody presented the Robert C. Childs family with « brand new bud. It was standing In the living room when they returned from Sunday church services. Police «d- vised them to keep it until they heard from the rnal owner, U one ever put, In a claim. 224', 155!2 I 225^ 224 : > fi New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum ..... ....... 23 J ., Stude-Pak ............. 12^ Standard of N J ............ 114 34 Texas Corp ................ 91 ' 2 Scars ...... • ................ 74^4 U S Steel .................... 18*4 69 5 ij 116'j 51 97 80 33 ' 8 3G^ H 84 '., 41 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III.. W—(USDA) — Hogs 7.500: slow; ,*ows steady to lower: bulk choice 180-220 Ib 17.00-40; 220-240 lb 16.5017.25; 240-270 lb 15.75-16.50: 280330 lb 15.50-75; 150-170 lb mostly 16.50-17.25; sows 400 lb down 14.75-15.25: few 15.50; heavier sows 13.00-14.75; boars 10.00-13.00. Cattle 2.500; calves 700; good lo low choice 2200-25.00; few utility and commercial 11.00-13.00: relatively little done on canners and cutters; utility and commercial bulls 13.00-14.50; canners and cutters 9.50-12.50: vealers mostly 2.00 lower; good and choice 23.00-29.00; few prime individuals 31.00; commercial and low good vealers 17.00 23.00. Sheep 800: lambs opening active, higher; load choice to prime 98 lb northwest wooled lambs 22.30; other early sales mostly good and choice from 20.50-21.50; part deck fall clips 108-110 lb 21.00; aged sheep firm: slaughter ewes mostly 5.00-6.00. (Continued from Page 1) Foreign Minister Molotov's assertion yesterday that hydrogen bomb development by Russia has been .so successful that it could make the United States appear backward in that field. Eisenhower said it would be a ISfPg j lemarkable feat if the Soviets have fio^a | achieved superiority aft^r starting 54 j behind the United States. He added the matter was not worth specula lion. FORMOSA—The chief executive said it would be idle to speculate on the possibility of a cease-fire in the Formosa Strait inasmuch as Red China rejected a United Nations bid to discuss the matter and instead issued a very bellicose .-statement. As for evacuation of the Chinese Nationalist Tachen Islands under protection of the U. S, 7th Fleet. Eisenhower said it is goiny according- to plan and should be completed soon. Referring to Communist anti-air- croft fire that brought down a U.S. Navy plane yesterday in the Tachens area, Eisenhower said that was the plane that, as he put it. got a little lost—wandered off Into n bad area. American officials In the Far East have .said they do not regard (ho shooting down as a hostile act since the pilot apparently got lost over the China mainland. EDUCATION — The President spent several minutes discussing the seven-billion-dollar school construction program he outlined to Congress in a special mc&snge yesterday. Tt calls for a federal outlay of about 51,100.000.000 over the next three years. The remainder of the money would be raised by the states. Eisenhower said he feels the program offers the best way to relieve a shortage of 340.000 classrooms without undue federal participation. He said it preserves state and local responsibility, but still puts the federal government in the picture in a proper role. Negro Deaths Leonard Staton Funeral services for Leonard Staton. 90, of Lockport, 111., will be conducted at- 1 p.m. Friday at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church by Rev. C. W. Alexander. Burial will j be in the Burton Spur Cemetery! with the Home Funeral Home in : charge. | He died Feb. 4 at the home oi ' his daughter, Sellestine Harris m; Lockport. ; Other survivors include three sons, Charley Staton of Blytheville, Ezburn Slciton of West Hem- phis and Murk Staton of Jpliet, 111.; -six other daughters Molly Davis of St. Louis, Legusta Allison of Blytheville. Arclia Crowlcy of Cleveland, O., PecoJa Cremhaiv and Lola dobbins of Joliet and Moggie C. Blnns. of Chicago.; one brother, Brinkley Murphy of West Memphis; one sister Jesse Brown of Chicago; 19 grand children and 17 great grand children. HOW MHIf FfinfM /U Your Fwrlti Ston SUDDENLY YOU SEEM TO Begin again with a brand new skin! If ever you have looked into your mirror and longed to have the exquisitely soft, smooth, supple skin of youth, you will welcome this most ama/ing of all beauty treatments. Nol in 30 days, U days, or even 7... bulot-ernijjJit you begin to see a miracle happen. Prom the moment you soothe on LANOLIN PLUS Liquid its super-abundance of, pure, gentle cho- Icslcrol-eMcrs begin to penetrate. As you sleep, skin.dryncss goes-dry skin worries never return as long us LANOLIN PLUS Liquid is used regularly, "Crow's Feet" and dry skin lines soften and appear lo blend away. And.suddenly you seem to begin again with a brand new skin. Your friends will be green with envy. For only $1 phis tax wherever cosmetics are sold. as an aggressor nation and warned that the Soviet Union had rhade ;trides in hydrogen bomb production which made the United State* look laggard. Contrast lo Old He warned also that a new war would mean the ruin of capitalist civilization and the world triumph of communism. This was in contrast to the Malenkov statements of the past that a war with nuclear weapons would mean the destruction of both civilizations. Taking a similar line. Marshal Konev in an apparent reference to nuclear warfare, said recent Soviet maneuvers "have improved the Soviet Army's training in ways based on modern Soviet science." "Our Army represents a mighty force which fully answers the demands and characteristics of mod- Thailand Iron Ore Found BANGKOK '/PI— Bangkok radio .said last night Thai government geologists have found extensive deposits of hish-grade iron ore in northern Thailand. The government radio stoiion said foreign investment would be welcomed to finance a j-melter 10 be constructed nearby. ern war." he continued. "If the 1 imperialists dare to attack our motherland .the Soviet armed forces have at their disposal all kinds j uf weapons for the complete defeat of the aggressors." He accused American "Imperial- 1-,1-s" of surrounding- the Soviet j Union with bases and propagandizing for atom warfare, but under these circumstances, he said, "the Soviet loses no time in perfecting :is ^StilJ and training-" (Continued from Page 1) odist churches was cited as one reason for the action. A proposal to route tratfic in a one-way pattern on 13th Street where it borders the Catholic School was sent to the Traffic Committee. Councilman E. M. Terry pointed out that loading and unloading created a traffic problem of the school. Councilman Kemper Bruton, at this juncture, again raised the point of setting about to obtain a comprehensive traffic survey for the city. Mayor Jackson said it is his understanding the City Planning Commission is get,ting ready to tackle that particular chore. H. L. Hahseil appeared before the Council to introduce a proposed hospkalization plan for city em- ployes. Council indicated it. wanted more time and more information before taking any action. A report on city finances revealed a $66,500 balance in the city's general fund. Total of all funds on hand has reached $78.000. believed to be a record amount of cash in city coffers ... at least in recent vears. CORRECTION: Blyfheville's Most Sensational Jewelry Fire Sale STARTS FRIDAY-FEB. 11 Thompson Jewelers 114 W. Main St. Every driver hoi different requirements. 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The "Blue-Flame 136" takes advantage of the cubhioninc effCL-t of Pouerglide v to set the standard of si\-c>linder valve-in-head efficiency. gi\es the ease of automatic shifting at lowest price. It. too, has 1~ volts . . . and quiet h\drau!ic valve Inters. 'Optional at ixlra coif. The ultimate development of Chevrolet's 26 years' experience with the valve-in-head six. the "Blue-Flame 123" is the world's yardstick: for automotive value. And its thrifty 7.5 to t compression offers performance that is gratilyingiy smooth and lively. All with the style that's stealing the thunder from the high-priced cars No matter which engine you choose, you get Chevrolet s sparkling-new body design, the smartest styling on ihe road. You get that commanding view through the Sweep-Sight windshield, visibility that lets you see all four fenders. You get a velvety ride you never expected from a low-priced car ... a "big-car" way of going that stems from the flexing ease of Glide-Ride tront suspension, the stability of outrigger rear springs. You get your pick of three modern drives, a full range of power assists . . . and you get .ill (his with Chevrolet's well-known thrifty ways. Come drive a Chevrolet and discover the whole siory! motoramic CHEVROLET Stealing the Thunder from the High-Priced Cars! B*/ Ajr Sport Coup*. SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. J01 W. Wolnut Phut* 1-4571

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