The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 19, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 19, 1955
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WQHT BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER KTEWg SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 19S5 || Winds Delay Further A Tests; One Blast Set Off Yesterday By BILL BECKER LAS VEGAS, Nev. (APJ — A nuclear detonation scheduled at dawn was postponed early today by scientists because of continuing high winds. Strong gusts caused a three-day delay in opening the spring atomic test series. A weather briefing at 2 a.m. PST l\l ICC I A disclosed that a straight north |J| |\\| A wind was blowing 30 to 35 m.p.h., •\UJJIH with gusts U P to 4 ° i"-p- h A detonation under those wind (Continued from Page 1-) their armed forces and their armaments as compared with the level of Jan. 1955, as well as not to increase allocations for military purposes as compared with budget allocations for 1955." The statement charged that recent decisions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were aimed at war preparations and "cannot but lead to increased of devastating atomic danger war." Red China, Too "AH people are vitally interested id the problem of disarmament and the prohibition of atomic weapons," it continued, and single state, irrespective of whether it is a member of the United Nations or not, must be de flcected from participation in this most important and urgent task." This was taken to mean the Soviets will insist that Communist China be a participant in tiny disarmament proceedings. The statement was issued one day after the British government announced its scientists had solved the problem of making: the H-bomb and were going ahead with production. So far, the Soviets have not commented on the British announcement. . United .Nations circles in New York and U.S. State Department officials said the Russian statement appeared to be primarily another Soviet attempt to head off West German rearmament. Acceptance of the Soviet proposal would prevent the Bonn government from contributing a single soldier to Western defense. Despite the Soviet statement that they favored "effective International control", Washington officials said the Russian proposal did not give an inch toward the Western demand for ironclad controls through inspection to see Inn t written pledges are observed. These officials said the state ment pointed to continued Russian obstruction at the forthcoming subcommittee discussions. BRITAIN (Continued from Page 1) and Matsu. The British feel the best way to achieve a quick unwritten cease-fire is to pull Chiang Kai-shek's forces back to their main bases on Formosa and the Pescadores. Dulles Opposed Dulles cold-shouldered this idea in a New York speech Wednesday. He indicated that the U.S. 7th Fleet will defend Quemoy and Matsu as long as the Chinese Reds show they plan to use the islands as springboards for invasion of Formosa. British informants said Britain will propose at Bangkok that a Southeast Asia defense organization be set-up with headquarters at Singapore. Singapore is regarded in London as a better bet than Bangkok because the Malayan crown colony is said to have all the needed facilities and to be more secure militarily. Over-all stretegic planning for SEATO would be done by periodic meetings of a military committee of top-ranking officers from the eight member nations. On the political side, there would be retru- lar meetings of a council of ministers of their deputies. Informants said the British are opposed now to putting new large- scale forces into Southeast Asia under SEATO's command. The British already have about 30,000 troops and some 5,000 police battling Communist guerrillas in Malaya. conditions, the test chiefs said, would have forced the evacuation of the test control point, of Camp Mercury, the AEC support camp, and of Camp Desert Rock, the Army headquarters, because of the danger of radioactive contamination. Ouptlook Not Good Another weather huddle was scheduled, probably about 11 a.m PST to discuss a Sunday shot. But meteorologists said the weather outlook is not good. Today's shot was to have been the 500-foot tower explosion originally scheduled to open the series last Tuesday. About 450 troops were scheduled to carry out maneuvers after taking the impact of the blast in trenches 4,000 yards from the tower. Including observers, perhaps 1,100 men were to have taken up trench positions. The same group.watched yesterday's show from News Nob, eight miles from a burst beautifully placed above Yuccn Flat by a B36 crew of the 4925th Test Group, special weapons center, Kirtland Air Force. Base, N.M. After two bombing runs were backed by the layer of clouds hanging over the site, Maj. Fain H. Pool of Lawton, Okla., the pilot, brought the plane over the only hole in the blanket at perhaps 28,000 feet, and a perfect shot dropped out of the blue. It was right on target, test officials said. The crew commander was Lt. Col. Eugene W. Cox, St. Louis, Mo. 1,500 Feet Height of the burst was estimated at 1,500 feet. It was heard in smaller communities to the north and west of the test site, but was not heard or felt in Las Vegas, 75 miles southeast. Observers classed it with previous small test blasts In the 15- kiloton order or less. The. original A-bomb was 20 kilotons. A kiloton is the power equivalent of 1,000 tons of TNT. The delayed tower shot is § believed to be greater than nominal A-bomb strength. One of the interested on-site observers yesterday was Chairman Lewis L'. Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission. He also planned to see today's blast. He declined comment on the opener. Negro Deaths Johnnie Davis Services for Johnnie Davis, 48, who died Friday morning at Blytheville Hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church by Rev. Simpson. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Cora Davis; five daughters. Nora Walker, Florida; Ruby Brown, New York; Caroline, Bobbie and Jean Davis, Blytheville; and two sons, Willie B. Davis and Johnny Davis, Jr. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Obituary Silas Johnson Passes at Home Silas Walter Johnson, 69, died at his home on the State Line Ditch north of Gosnell yesterday. He was a native of Tennessee, but a longtime resident of the Blytheville area. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nora Johnson; two sons, Godie Johnson, Memphis, and Junior Johnson, with the Army; two daughters, Miss Gurtha Johnson, Memphis, Mrs. Elois Jordan, Virginia; three brothers, Allen Johnson, Seatle, Wash., John oJhnson, Dyersburg, David Johnson, Sardis, Tenn., and two sisters, Mrs. Lessie Anderson, Finley, Tenn., and Lethea Johnson. Services were at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Gene Schultz in charge. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Rice, Guy Middleton, Fred White, Tommy Carter, Arnold White and Malcolm Neisler. Davis Child Dies In Hospital Here Rebecca Jane Davis, 6-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Davis, died at Blytheville Hospital at 5 p.m. yesterday. She had been suffering with pneumonia and died a few hours after being brought to the hospital. Services will be held Sunday in Holt Funeral chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gene Schultz, pastor of the Gosnell Baptist Cnurch, officiating. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Davis, four brothers, Henry, Leon, Jr., Garry Lynn, and Steven and three sisters, Patricia, Katherine and Jennie. PRISONERS (Continued from Page 1) pees searching a desk. One prisoner said a water drainage lid, which is located in the floor in the prisoners cell, was the only thing that could possibly have been used to make a hole 18 inches in diameter in the wall between the jail cells. The prisoners left through the front door of the city jail. A night latch on the door can be opened from the inside of the Jail, but a key must be used to open the door from the outside. Crawled Through Apparently Lee, the smaller of the two men, crawled through the hole and opened the cell door. The night officer, Paul Lowe, said he made a routine check of the jail at about 8:45 p.m. and the prisoners told him the escapees had been gone about 10 minutes. Officer James King stated that as a rule no policemen stay at the jail during the night but a check is made several times nightly. Chief of Police E. M. "Mack" Neely said he received a call from a person in the colored -section of Caruthersville. saving he had .seen Booker and he wondered why he wasn't in jail. Another person told police he had pushed Booker and Lee in a 1948 blue Pontiac when it wouldn't start. He said he didn't know that the two men were escaped prisoners. The Pontiac, which had been parked by the jnil since Booker's arrest, was found 15 blocks from the jail. Manila Pact Is Officially Ratified MANILA tfP) — The eight-nation Manila Pact, aimed at halting Communist aggression and subversion south of Red China's border, was formally ratified and put into force today. Instruments of ratification of the pact—the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty—were deposited by representatives of the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand. Phil- Hppines, Pakistan, New Zealand, France and Australia. Formal ratification came barely five months after the treaty was signed in Manila, last Sept. 8. Philippine Vice President and Foreign Secretary Carlos P. Garcia acg- epted the ratification instruments on behalf of his government. Garcia said the eight nations, in signing, the treaty, "signified their collective determination to stand together in confronting what they considered was a common threat against their freedom and politica ideals . . . now, that evil is becoming more and more patent and real." ASSEMBLY (Continued from Page 1) the Legislature that the increases were necessary as stop-gap aid to the schools. It is known that school forces favor this bill, and Faubus has said that he will sign which ever one the Legislature chooses. Both bills are designed to give the schools enough money to carry them through an economic crisis until the state can force an equalization of local assessments for property taxes. A separate measure calculated to bring about this goal already has been introduced in both houses. Showed Strength The governor demonstrated his strength this week when he forced through a reluctant Senate his bill exempting livestock and poultry feed from the sales tax. At his news conference yesterday, Faubus defended his support of the exemption bill, which will cost the state an estimated one to three million dollars annually in lost revenue. 'Just remember that every candidate for governor last summer, with the exception of Gus M6 Millan, supported the exemption, and McMillan finished last," he said. Faubus said he believes most Arkansans are in sympathy with the exemption bill. Poultry growers fought for the exemption on the ground that they needed it to compete in price with chicken growers in other states which do not levy a sales tax. The governor also said he didn't think passage of the exemption bill would hurt the chances of his tax measures winning legislative approval. CANDLE'S "RANGE" A standard candle of exactly one candlepower theoretically could be seen in complete and with ideal conditions for about 50 miles. Practically, h o w eve r. about 10 miles would be the maximum range. Bill Increases Burglary Penalty LITTLE ROCK (/Pi—The House yesterday passed 64-8 a bill to increase the maximum penalty for j burglary from seven to 21 years. The bill originated in the Senate and hud boon pp.Fot'd there. It now goes to Gov. Orval Fan- bus. Fishing Invitation WASHINGTON Wt—Orepon's Republican national committeeman, Ed G. Bochnkc, lias sent word to the White House inviting President Eisenhower "to come to Winchester Bay (Ore.) for salmon fishing after his renomination" at the 1956 GOP convention in San Francisco. Michigan has 2391 miles of coast line. The state borders on Lakes Superior. Michigan, Huron. St. Clair, and Erie, as well as on three rivers. CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movie Film • We have Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 Moving to New Location We it re moving our plant to 2012 West Main, In the building formerly occupied l»y Grnpcdc BnttHng Co., whcr« we will be better equipped to give you a better nil-round cleaning .service. Our plant machinery will not be in operation Thursday, Friday and Saturday . . . bill our office will be open for the convenience of ow cuttlonws. BESTWAY CLEANERS 1 Phone 2-2408 House Committee Names Harris WASHINGTON (.-Pi — Rep. Oren Harris D~Ark.. second in command of the House Commerce Committee, has been named to head that group's transportation and communication subcommittee. Harris's subcommittee will handle legislation concerning interstate and foreign transportation and communication, inland water-way, civil aeronautics, federal power, petroleum, natural gas, and railroad retirement and unemployment insurance. Tachen Islands Residents Taken HONG KONG Wi—The Chinese Communists have taken 39 Tachen Island residents from Hsiayu Island back to lower Tachen, the semiofficial China News Service from Chekiang reported here today. The report said most were worn- • en and children who had refused to be evacuated to Formosa. Church News Briefs THE REV. THURSTON MAS TERS of Tyronza will fill the pulpi at Lake Street Methodist Church Sunday morning. His topic of discussion will be "Plowshares and Pruning Hooks." The Rev. Carl Burton will fill the pulpit Sunday night and hie topi will be "Prayer." THE MONTHLY Brotherhood Supper will be held at First Baptist Church Monday night. The Rev J. Ray Dobbins, pastor of the Beechmont Baptist Church of Louisville, Ky., will fill the pulpit at tha church Sunday. "OUT OF THE DEPTHS I CRY TO THEE," by James, will be the anthem First Methodist Churcr choir will present Sunday morning under the direction of Mrs. J. Wilson Henry. SUNDAY NIGHT, the Rev. Harold Eggensperger, pastor of Firs: Methodist church, will speak on: "Needed: A New .Type of Hunger and Thirst," a fourth in a series of sermons on the Beatitudes am in the fellowship hour following the services he will begin a series o: programs for the" intermediates of the church. A CITY-WIDE Youth Observance Day of Prayer is to be held at First Presbyterian Church Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. THE BLYTHEVILLE Council c: Church Women will hold its Day of Prayer Observance at First Presbyterian Church beginning at 2 p.m Friday. YOUNG PEOPLE of First Christian Church are* in Wynne today to attend a youth meeting. THIS IS the Week of Compassion in First Christian Church, Feb. 20-27, at which time funds for interdenominational projects and re. lief work are raised. A Brotherhood dinner will also be held at the church Wednesday. Missouri Cigarer Tax Held Valid JEFFERSON CITY Ml — Atty. Gen. John M. Dalton held yesterday that the cigaret tax in a proposed house bill is constitutional. Dalton gave the opinion at the request of Rep. J. S. Wallace (D) of Scott County, sponsor, of a bill which would impose a two-cent a pack tax on cigarets for the public school fund. Wallace asked whether that would be "double taxation 1 since the sales tax also would be collected. Dalton said there Is no direct prohibition in Missouri against so-called "double taxa tion." He said there is no discrimination in singling out a product for taxation. CHINESE Firemen Bill Passes LITTLE ROCK </Pi—A bill to pay firemen double time for legal holidays on which they work was passed 65-11 in the House yesterday. The bill, by Sen. Guy H. Janes of Con way, previously had been passed in the senate. (Continued from Page M Red mainland — within easy range of Communist air bases. Advance intelligence of the Reds' troop and supply movements set up the Nationalist strike in the Formosa Strait Friday. The Nationalists exulted in a victory which lifted morale from the low caused by last week's withdrawal from the Tachen Islands. Nationalist intelligence knew a day hi advance that a 14-ship convoy would move troops and supplies southward from Wenchow Bay on Friday. That gave Chiang Kai-shek's Navy time to move its northern fleet based at Keelung into position to pounce on the Red Chinese flotilla. Normally this fleet would include a half dozen destroyers along with destroyer escorts and converted minesweepers. At dawn Friday the Nationalist warships were cruising the choppy East China Sea out. of sight of the mainland but in position to intercept the Red flotilla. Rest Fled The eight Communist landing ships, guarded by two destroyer escorts and four gunboats, moved into sight and the action began about 8 a.m. By 9 a.m., the Nationalist navy said, it had sunk at least seven landing ships and possibly three gunboats. The surviving Red craft fled toward nearby harbors with the Nationalist warships in pursuit. Nationalist fighter-bombers roared out from Formosa to join in the action. Adm. Lee Yu-hai, who brought his victorious fleet back to Keelung today, estimated Red casualties were in excess of 1,000 dead. What .appears to have been another convoy, possibly unaware of the disastrous blow to the first, moved into the area and the Nationalist air force pounced on it. The air force claimed its warplanes sank a landing craft, two gunboats and eight armed motorized junks . Viewed With Reservation Pilots hunting for targets of opportunity said they saw a submarine surface about 3:50 p.m. and scored direct hits. They reported it "sank into the sea." The submarine episode was viewed with some reservation here because the Nationalist air force had not had much experience in submarine attacks. The Chinese Reds are not known to have submarines but Russia has many in Far East and Northern waters. Reports of Red subs based as far south as Hainan Island off the South China Coast have been heard often but never confirmed. The Nationalist warplsmes followed up the sea action with afternoon and night attacks on Taishan. an island 120 'miles northwest of Formosa in the area of the sea battle. The Reds recently set up a base there and it was considered a likely destination for their convoy. The air force said its planes destroyed eight barracks and several supply dumps on Taishan in the daylight attacks. The Red attempt to build up Taishan could be aimed at flanking, nationalist north- ennosi ouipust, or assaulting Matsu to the south. HOLLAND NEWS Holland basketball boys and girls both won second places in the county tournament last week at Warden, losing to Bragg City boys and girls, the girls having to play an overtime period before losing. Insects in the United States cause an annual agricultural loss amounting to about, 53,600,000,000. The FHA girls were hostesses at a Valentine party, Monday night in the agriculture building, for the FFA boys and guests, the senior boys and guests. A valentine king and queen were chosen and crowned, these being Wanda Samford and Sammy Workman. Valentine decorations added to the gaiety during the evening of dancing and game playing. Cup cakes and punch were served for refreshments. The various rooms of the. elementary school observed Valentine day with an exchange of valentines. Among the children out of school have been Becky Little and Vivian Majors with measles, and Nancy and Donna Webb with whooping cough. The Intermediate Girl Scouts held a Valentine party Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. B. Holly, leader. Games were played and refreshments of divinity, fudge, cakes and drinks were served. The Girl Scout leaders met with other leaders at Steele, Tuesday afternoon to plan with Miss Aslin a Scout meeting for March. Those attending were Mrs. Charles Cohoon, Mrs. Byron Holly, Mrs. Marvin Childers and Mrs. Cletis Bailey The W.M.U. of the Baptist Church met Monday afternoon with six members present. A book review, "Under the North Star," begun last week by Mrs. Sam Kenley, was concluded at this meeting by Mrs. V. M. Jones. The W.S.C.S. of the Methodist Church met Wednesday afternoon with six members present. The lesson, "The Driving Power," was presented by Mrs. Lester Wilferd with Mdmes. L. Kinder, V. Workman, and Gideon Crews giving discussions. The Intermediate class of the Methodist Sunday School had a party last Thursday night at the church. Games were played and refreshments of sandwiches and cokes were served to the group and their guests. Chaperones for the party were Mrs. Cletis Bailey and Mrs. Witt Smith. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Gerald Harrington, son of Mr. and' Mrs. Clyde Harrington, to Ai'lcne Campbell of Joiner, Ark. They were married in January. Mrs. W. E. Kennedy entered LITTLE LIZ— TV hasn't replaced radio nearly as fast as it has homework, cm** Accident Reported In an accident involving a car driven by Harold Wright of 746 E. Main and a vehicle driven by Nat Ewing of 1122 West Ash minor damages were reported by police. The two vehicles collided when one car pulled away from the curb and was struck on the side by the other car, police said. CARP BAIT Best baits for carp are dough balls, crawfish tails, .orange-colored freshwater clam meats fresh and cut in bait size, as well as fresh sweet corn. Can your house BURN OUT? Yes H con. Fire often gets a long heodsfart before it is dijrovered. Insurance . . . and enough of it ... is the only answer to your financial prelection. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS We have the tractor for you! Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. " The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 • Ph. 2-2(12 SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty women — and men, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! ! Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or swap and — for expert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. ... we will help you write the Ad! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Blytheville Hospital Monday for treatment. Her daughter, Stella, arrived from Texas Sunday to b« with her. Mrs. Kenneth Childers, receptionist at the University of Tennessee, at Memphis, Was home over the weekend. Mrs. Elma Hall and son of Osceola were visitors in the home of Mrs. Nora Fowler Sunday. Four of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Norrld have been HI the past week. Mrs. Norman Hicks entered a hospital at Memphis Sunday for treatment of a bronchial disorder. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Kenley had as Sunday dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Workman and daughters of Portagoville, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bunch and daughter of Yarbro. Returning home last week from hospitals were Mrs. Nettie Higdon, Sam Ward, Keitli, Linda and Sandra Samford, Joe Byron Holly, Mrs. Alphia Dunn and Becky Little. Students at home over the weekend were Sammy Kenley and Larry Reid from Missouri University and Tony Little from Southeast Missouri Suite College. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Liitle, accompanied by Judy Jenkins, drove to Cape Girardeau Sunday afternoon to return Tony Little to school. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Francis of Cape Girardeau were Tuesday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Kinder. The group attended the basketball tournament at Wardell in the evening and Mr. and Mrs. Francis returned to Cape after the games. Mrs. Francis is a sister of Mr. Kinder. MINNOWS Fishing License THE BAIT SHOP N. 61 Highway The House of Perfect Sound & Projection Sat. Nite 10:30 Sunday & Monday Feb. 19-20-21 ftf«w b, ty Gamed In Osceola ... 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