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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 28, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF 1 NORTHBA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 284 Blytheville Courier BlyUievilte Daily New Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTO AIR BASE FIEE — A small building, used by the Corps of Engineers for a laboratory, was gutted by fire Saturday night. The damage was not extensive although some equipment .used by the Corps of Engineers was damaged. This amounted (o the majority of the estimated $3,000 fire loss. Project Engineer Phillip O. Hord expressed gratitude for work of the Blytheville ~ire Department in bringing the blaze under control. (Courier S'en-s Photo) Joker Bank Is Hit for $1,990; Robber Works Vault Combination JOINER, — The Joiner branch of Mississippi County Bank of Osceola was robbed of $1,990; BonnsUpper House Gets Paris Pacts Final Approval Expected Within Three Weeks By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BONN, Germany (AP) — National rearmament treaties to join half a million West German soldiers to the 14-nation Atlantic defense forces moved Humphrey Labels Proposed Income Tax Cut Inflationary' Hatoyama Forces Win. In Japanese Election By GENE KRAMER May Raise Prices, Senate Group Told By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey said today the $20 tax cut approved by the House to " TOKYO (AP) — Conservative Prime Minister Ichiro; help "little folks" might cause inflationary price rises that today to Parliament's upper ?Hatoyama's Democrats won Japan's biggest election yester-.; would cost the small taxpayer most, house. Final ratification is ex-: day and headed toward a new, sponger administration. I , , „ , , , k ., ,, , thero ivithin thrpc : I testimony prepared for the i corporation and excise tax rates mere wiinm tnree, wr.t™..,™.! r,.~.ri™ o« !,™,-ono_ nic-t rr .^^^ 1 Senate Finance Committee, Hum-{for 15 months instead of 12. They pected weeks. Hatoyama, waging an unprece- nist regimes. lented American-style campaign I Hatoyama then made himself! phrey did not mention a compro- Parliament's Bundestag (lower j or friendship with both sides in j figure with an unprecedented hand- j raise tax cut being pushed by some house) voted for the four inter- ihe East-West cold war, led the ! shaking, nationwide stumping tour. ; Senate Democrats. It would make locking treaties last night after 42 Democrats to a nearly 2-1 conser- j He called for trade and friendship | the $20-a-person tax cut effective that hours of grueling debate dragged through four days. The vote, overwhelmingly vored the Western alliance. The vative sweep They ended seven years' somi- la- ; nation in the House of Representatives by the equally conserve- House also agreed reluctantly — | llve Liberal party of former under Chancellor Konrad Aden- prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida. auer's dogged insistence — to Eu ropeanize the coal-rich Saar thi The Liberals, hurt by charges of corruption, lost about 70 seats Germany has lost twice in world | _ most O f t hem to the Democrats wars, i but a few to the Socialists. This Big Margin I may strengthen the drive by left- Here is last night's vote: ; j st p ar ti e s to block rearmament oS The key accord to end the West- , j a p an . ern occupation of West Germany, j restore its sovereignty and lift the j With all ban against rearmament —324-151. i ma 's party To authorize the United States, j ^~ mem be rs 0 ] Britain and France to station 400,- decided, Hatoya- Burmese Say Reds Willing to Debate RANGOON, Burma (AP) — Burmese Premier U Nu are now due to drop April 1. Only Witness Humphrey, the only witness called by the Finance Committee : with the Communist nations as ! July 1. 1956, instead of next Jan. in its consideration of the House well as conMnued strong ties with ; 1, as provided in the House bill, bill, told the senators: , the United States. 'Also, it would extend present} "It ca n start us right back on the reckless road, of inflation, with all its cruel thievery . . . Let us always remember that it is not the j rich who need protection from inflation. It is the little folks who suffer the most when inflation takes hold." The House bill, vigorously opposed by President Eisenhower, would give each taxpayer a tax reduction of $20 for himself, his wife and each dependent. 000 troops —321-153. fV^HnL^h^Lib^annou^ toda y that Communist Chinese Premier Chou [ Humphrey said it would take about ^X^^,\^i is willing to receive an unofficial U. S. mission toj^S M ™^S^; I erals eelcted 112, —., the Bonn republic i Rlght Soc i a ii sts n, Farmer-Labor-; discuss the case,of imprisoned American airmen and tensions TV, ( ! , Kin . - i. IB * r.r tas leftist 4l Communlsts 2, rainor i between the United States and Peiping. ^ylT^^M^Uc\f e l--^^- 2 ' Md "">.—* B ' <* »« toldnewsmen he had con-* ty Organization and the West European Military Union—314—157. The Saar Pact— 263-202 whom 5 are regarded as conserva- j live. I The Communists, with 60 candi- • dates, elected two members. i The government reported a rec- t , ! ord 37,332,137 votes, 75.8 per cent ne French-National Assembly!" 1 registration. The • See BONN on Page 5 Red Cross Fund Drive to Start Annual Campaign Gets Under Way Here Tomorrow veyed Chou's approval of such conference to U.S. Secretary State Dulles. The Burmese Premier .declined to discuss Dulles' reaction. Dulles stopped off in Rangoon! Saturday for a 36-hour visit after j attending the Manila Pact confer- ; i of registration. The former record 35,288,755 was set in April 1953. The strong Democratic victory j ence in Bangkok. He left yester means Hatoyama, 72 and partly ! day for Laos and was due in Sai- paralyzed, will be renominated for t tjon later today, en route to !| McCrary Draws 10-Year Term Manila. The idea for the conference be- prime minister when the Diet (Parliament) reconvenes — within two weeks, party leaders said. He j twecn Cnou ami an unofficial U.S. Is virtually assured of re-election j group apparently was advanced by by conservatives. j proposed recently that the five "Tired of Liberals" ' over the weekend, according to Sheriff William Berryman. Officials Optimistic On Ogden Outlook Two Mississippi County Farm Bureau leaders returned from Washington, D. C,. yesterday feeling much better concerning the proposed classification change in the Ogden soybean. fund campaign for Ghi- District chapter of Am' erican Red Cross gets started to- Bank robbers entered the branch : morrow with a $15,000 goal, of which office sometime between 5 p.m.'more than 60 percent will remain Saturday and 8:10 a.m. today j for local use. Jury Reduces Charge to Second- Degree Murder tthe government over a full year approximately $2,300,000,000 in revenue. He assailed the manner in which the proposal had been raised and put tHrough the House by Democratic leadens there. He told the Senate committee: "Hurriedly Passed" "Your committee has before Jt this morning a S20 tax cut which was suddenly sprung on the Ways and Means Committee and hurriedly passed through the House of Representatives last week with only a limited hearing and no time for thoughtful consideration." Humphrey declared that the tax proposal "is contrary to the Taketora Ogata, chief of the beaten Liberals, conceded his party would back Hatoyama because the next Prime Minister should naturally be a member of the first party." "Maybe CARUTHERSVILLE — James I ( (Billi McCrary was convicted neutral" Colombo Powers serve j Ee cond degree murder in .Circuit; public interest because it means as mediators between the Chinese i court here at 9:30 Sunday morning. I reversing the successful trend o! Reds andthe Wester Powers, j The ail-male jury, after deliber- the administration during the past U Nu declined to say more about j ating nine hours and 50 minutes, two years in cutting deficits and the proposal today, explaining: "I, sentenced McCrary to ten years in' working towards & balanced bud- do not think I should discuss this," > the state prison at Jefferson City,; get," and he continued: the Following- Peiping's announce people have been' ment that the 13 Americans had Mo. i "This administration advocates He had been charged with first' further tax cuts but only at such tired of the Liberals because of our j been sentenced to jail terms on j degree murder but the charge was , times as we can see them justified long administration," said the par-1 spy charges, the U.N. General As-1 reduced by the jury. ty secretary general, Misujiro Is- ! sembly at U.S. request directed tin. " Secretary General Dag Hammar- Hatoyama became prime min-! skjold to try to get them released. working the combination of the' Alvin Huffman. Jr., general chair- j ister Dec. 10 after his Democrats; Hammarskjola flew to Peipin; j by further cuts in spending and to' man of the campaign, will be assis- '. ted by the following group chairman. Fred S. SaJiba. Blythevflle city n o r m e d a temporary coalition j just after Christmas. Lock on the bank vault to get the money. The theft was discovered this, _. _ _.. . . _.. . . morning by Bill Landrum, assist-; chairman; Foy Etchie.son, business i to face down a government ship-1 American . airmen held by the t cashier manager of the branch | block chairman; Mrs. W. L. Hor- [ building .subsidy scandal and had j Reds. Subsequently, he transmit bank. He did not'discover the theft; ner. residential; A. O. Hallman,] refused to consider any treaties tally shooting his 27-year-old wife Dixie, while she sat with her young returning • son in a pick-up truck on a Hayti with the Socialists" to drive Yoshi-1 with a report on the condition of s street September 13, 1953. da from office Vophida had tried the prisoners and of four other, A previous trial, held last June • ' ended with a hung jury. In their speeches to the jury Sat- • McCrary. a 48-year-old prominent i increased revenues from economic Hayti farmer, was accused of fa-! growth that broadens the tax base." In advance of the hearing, S«i. See TAX on Paj?e 5 Holland Man until openinc the"' Sheriff Berryman. vault, he told • rural and M. J. Shivers, colored County Farm Bureau President Hays Sullivan and state FB Director Bill Wyatt both were somewhat op- terested and USDA has indicated it will call hearings for other areas, especially in the Southeast. chairman for Blythevttle. Mrs Saliba announced that a No Silver j kick-off meeting has been schedul- All the money taken was curren- '• ed for the Red Cross office at 9 icy in 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollar denomi-> a - m - tomorrow. 'nations, the .-hmff suld. The silver or substantial trade with Commu- was not bothered. The $1.930 was merely the monej* | All solicitors in the comme j ar - :i industrirl pnr.srs of the d tlmistic concerning the chances of j J. E. Barr, who conducted the UlJ;en in htp Saturday afternoon i Irooni,-,^ Mm rVrrlmi K.-,n, 1 fr, itc ni-ne_ 1 ATom.-ihic- h«n,.j« n f~- TTCT1A .,!.- Ulr>e11 "' la "' QaLl"«a> tUUMHUOIl, keeping the Ofiden bean in its pres- ] Memphis hearing for USDA, also ent classification at least for another year. They mot with Senators J. was on hand for the Washington meeting. Lending support to the Arkan- Fulbright and John McClellan and | sari s' cause was a letter from the Congressman R. C. (Took* Gath- j American Farm Bureau Federation asking that (he Ogden classification remain unchanged. ings, who arranged an audience with Clyde Jackson, head of the Agriculture Marketing Service with USDA. Don't Look for Change Congressman Wilbur Mills and a group of Arkansas Farm Bureau award winners also attended the session with Mr, Jackson. Traffic Coses Dominant Docket Both Mr. Wyatt and Mr. Sulli- Municipal court's docket ran -an .said this morning they do not]! 1 '*™ 1 ? to trnffi c violations, includ- look for any change in the Ogden's classification this year. But, they believe the Arkansas , I mg two bund forfeitures for driving while intoxicated. John Biships forfeited $111.75 group's action in the matter was; bund and Robert McCHsh forfeited the only thing which prevented iheja $123.75 bond, both on DWI churg- change from being pretty much of a cut-and-dried matter as far as USDA was concerned. Other parts of the South, they pointed out, now are becoming in- Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy; widely scattered thun- dcrshowers this afternoon; showers and local thundershowcrs tonight and early Tuesday; cooler Tuesday. Wednesday partly cloudy nnd mild; high this afternoon in mid 70s; low tonight near 00. MISSOURI.— Mostly cloudy with fog and drizzle, northeast this nf- tcrnoon and extreme northeast tonight; otherwise partly cloudy through tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy; scattered showers or thunderstorms likely south tonight and southeast and east central Tuesday morning; warmer west and south this afternoon except the Boothecl, Maximum Satiirri«y~B3, Minimum Sunday—55. Minimum tills monilriR—73. Maximum ynstcrrtny—flfl. Sunrise tomorrow—8:31. Sunset totlny—5:55. Menu U'mpernlurc—(18,5. Precipitation lust 48 hours to 7 p.m. 40, Prrclnltntlon Jnn. 1 to date—5.01. This Dalf IML Year Maximum ycfltcrdny—78. Minimum this morning—37. T' pclplinllon Jnmuiry 1 to clnl« — 11.06. Giving up the customary $19.75 speeding bond were John Newsnm, Paul Long, Bobby Hnrbcr, J. J. Moore and Jack Lewis. Forfeiting S10 on similar charges were Richard McFnll, Bud Horner and Gerald Edward Hayncs. L. M. Mayo forfeited $5 bond on charges of failing to stop at a stoplight; K. S. Jackson forfeited a $19.75 bond for having a fictitious license plnte and Johnnie Ewing was arrested for operating n vehicle for hire without a license. No action was taken, Jesse Howell put up a $19.75 bond on another speeding charge. Ior the sh ° rt ses ' j^r. Hallman said solicitations In Burglaries fiSiAre Reported the trip. according to Landrum. Most of the | his division also get under way to- bank'.s currency, an undisclosed (morrow. amount, was in another part of the i ,-iapter Chairman Slegbert Jie- Infant Killed In Pemiscot ln Accident Near Wilson CARUTHERSVILLE - Three places in Pemiscot County were vault behind a time-lock mecha- • del pointed out that persons should | broken into Saturday night, accord- lism, and had not been disturbed,! try to have contributions ready ins to authorities at the sheriffs; ta nVTal"killed"north"of"here" Sat- As Missing Bcrrymaft said. i ''so those volunteer workers won 1 U had not been determined for'be asked to make repeat calls." certain at noon today how the bank j building was entered, Sheriff Berryman said. Door or Window Entry was made either through the front, door or through a window, he said. A window with an air conditioner Woman, Son Meet Dsath in it appeared to have been tarn- j percd with, he said, though nothing j had been broken and it could not' be definitely established that the window had been entered. Time of the robbery also not. been fixed today. The bank manager said he, left the building at 5 p.m. Saturday and did not return until 8:10 n.m. today. FBI had jurisdiction in the case and is working with the Sheriff's office in the investigation. CARUTHERSVILLE — Mrs. Harold Alexander, 17, of St. Louis. Mo., and her one-year-old son, Harold A-Test Officials Meet LAS VEGAS, NOV. Lfl — Atomic test officials meet today to decide if the weather will permit an atomic blast at tlnwn tomorrow. Wind conditions canceled today's scheduled blast. I Dunn Alexander, were killed in an automobile accident rght miles north' of Sikeston Saturday night about 7;45. A 1948 Euifk, driven by her hus- bnnd, collided with a parked trues. The woman and child died within ten minutes after the accident, Mr, Alexander only received slight scratches. He said they wrre en route to Caruthersville from St. Officials Involved in Car Mix-Up of a city policeman; the Hopper A chain reaction accident on Main Street yesterday cntighl a Mississippi County deputy .sheriff, the cnr of a Blylheville City Policeman and another car, belonging to a Blytheville alderman, in the middle. The four-car coll islon occurred at Main and Second ycstcrdny afternoon In a line of vehicles halted for a passing train. Deputy Sheriff Hollnnd Alken, driving the first cnr In Ihe line hit, described (he accident tills wny: He hnd stopped in line walling for the train to pass, when his car wnn hit from behind by a cnr driven by Joel Epperson. The deputy's u-rs kvop:,-":! foni'.-rd Info n t:nr driven by Mrs. Willie Hopper, wife be uninjured. car was in turn knocked into n cnr driven by Mrs. Jesse White, wife of a city nldcrn.nn. In another accident on Highway 81 at Pecan Street yesterday, C. S. Doalon of Memphis .struck the rear of fi cnr driven by Zoullne Powell of 2205 Marguerite Street as the Powell car was turning onto Pecan. At 10th and Holly Street this morning, vehicles driven by Glenda Lewis of 421 E. Ash, g-ofiiff north on 10th, nnd Mniirlnc Hawkins of 15M W. Ash, going east on Holly, col-' llded. i Glcnda Lewis was taken to a hoa-. l for a check but was found loi Mrs. Alexander, the former Miss Jcnnette Houston, was born in Gsceola, Ark., and moved from Arkansas to Caruthersville about six years ago, Mr. Alexander is a parking lot attendant and before they moved to St. Louis about five weeks ago he was a farm laborer. Joint funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Church of Christ here. The Rev. O. E. Moss will officiate with burial in Maple Cemetery. H. S. Smith Funeral Home Is in charge. Mrs. Alexander is, survived by her husband, Harold Alexander; six sisters. Misses Josephine Houston, Natalie Ruth Houston, Mary Ann Houston, Bonnie Mae Houston and Johnnie Lea Houston, nil of Cn- hersvillt 1 , and Mrs. Ilcnc Murrel Davis, of Mount Morris, Mich; three brothers, knlvln Eugciie Houston and Howard Russell Hous, both of Camthersvllle, nnd Olgle Lee Houston, o( Mount Morris, Mich.; nnd her pnrents, Mr. ind Mrs. O. C. Houston of Cniutii- «rivlll«. office • n ce. , nrdav ni Their report revealed the follow- [ co i[ is ' jon The home of Kenneth Berry in ted an offer from Chou for the urday night, Prosecuting Attor-: £• , • 11 j • . f men's families to visit them in; ney James A. iTick) Vickery andlNfllf I ICfGO China, but the Slate Department. his assistant. Elbert Ford of Ken-, declined to let the relatives make j nett, asked for the death penalty' 1 and emphasized there were eye witnesses to the shooting. Attorneys for the defense asked j ,,,,,, that McCrary be acquitted. They] 3>' H - L - * EAGER claimed he was temporarily insane! HOLLAND - Bennie J. Harris, and said that no sane man would: hich school principal of Parma, fire a 5im into a truck where a ! M"-- school, who customarily spent seven-year-old boy was sitting with! tire week ends with his parents, Mr. his mother. ! and Mrs. P. K. Harris, still has not McCrary .did not take the witness I bpen heard from since reported stand during the trial. | missing February 22. wnsnv An inmnmhnlrt in I Dr. James F. McFadden, a spec-• Frem offices of the Pemiscot WILSON - An 18-momh-old in-' jalls , in nf , rvous and men tal di-! county Sheriff and State Highway seases from St. Louis, Mo., testi- j p a trol' Friday it was announced fled Saturday night that he e.vam-! that ,, m issing person bulletin was ined McCrary two weeks ago. t beins prc pared to be sent out over night in a car-pickup truck i Larry Godsey, son of Mr. and j Mrs. Cecil Godsey of Wilson, died Causes a wide area. Holland was entered by breaking: • ' n ' lMck _ u ' D 'truck i n which he He said that temporary insanity: His parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. „ „.!„.<„.,. m .ho ™,r nf the hmisp ] when the pick up ti tick in w men 'e . brouEh t on because of: Harris nf Holland, are bewildered a window in the rear of the house. Nothing was mfcing. but the house had been ransacked and book matches were found strewn over it. The latter indicated that the intruder did not use a flashlight. Charlie Duckworth's grocery north of Couonwood Was broken into by a person or persons w-ho was riding with nine other chil- i ,, d anvle ,,- dren and four adults overturned " orr5 ' gnel nna anxlet> after being struck from behind by a car driven by J. S. Chestnut, Negro of Joiner. Chestnut was charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxirated, having no drivers' li- froc^ me' h,n o, Vm i« f~« !-«„ "!"!±"S ^ door. The .accident occurred on High- i wav 61, No other persons were in- , , Ten dollars .in nickels, dimes and j ^ jn the collision quarters was taken from a juke box I and several coins were taken from ; the cash register. Chestm]l |s bei held in Qsceola because of i Harris, of Holland, are bewildered but lie : between suppositions that he might did not say conclusively that Me-i have met with foul, play after ne Crary was insane. I i e ft Steele at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday- Testimony Friday by William H. i night, Feb. 20 enroute to Parma, Edwards of Doniphan, Mo., re-1 or ' a destination unrevealed. vealed that the dear] woman was [ inquiries and investigation sup- suing McCrary for 540,000 in ali-: porin , R either instance are minus mpny in a pending divorce action. I ducs and evidence H is stated that McCrary had been married once before and Dixie McCrary been married twice before marriage to McCrary. Dale Perkins, a Hayti policeman See SlcCRARY on Pape 5 The front door .was al from Inmon's grocery forced • Mirolfl.; Four bed spreads, two silver dollars, an iron and an unknown amount of cigarettes were taken.- Although no one has been arrested, officers said an investigation is being conducted jointly by the sheriff's office and the Missouri Highway patrol. John Fill, 46, Dies in Little Rock Hospital Word has been received here of the death of John pill. W. who died n a Little Rock Hospital yesterday after an Illness of about three yours. He was the husband of County Health Nurse Mrs. Annabel Fill, who survives. Other survivors include a son, John; his parents. Warren Robert-?, John: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fill; two sisters. Mrs. Mary Warzanski and Mrs. Warren Roberts, all of Tcrryville. Conn., and a brother. Pat Fill, Tucson, Ariz. He was a member of the Frater- lal Order of Eagles at Tcrryville, R member of American Legion and a World War II veteran. Funeral arrangements, which are ^•".•'•Hc, wl'! lie hr'.dle ^y Oweni runeral Home, Little Rock. Mnlili.lio.istorlJiNT By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dcp(. of English Bible, .Valional Council of Churches Written for NBA Service Lent is a season of fasting, but the Bible gives no prescription as to how the fast is to be kept. The Old Testament required fasting on but a single day in the year, the great Day of Atonement. By the time of Jesus, this had been elaborated to twice a week (see Luke 18: 12). Jesus warned against fasting that would be mere ostentation: "When you fast," He said (Matthew 6: 16, RSV), "do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men." The church has not always agreed as to what constitutes a suitable observance of Lent. In the early church it was only a partial fast, with bread, salt and water suggested as the diet for Monday and Thursday. In the fifth century some abstained from eating the flesh of any living thing. Some considered that fish was acceptable; others ate both fish and fowl. Some did not eat eggs or fruit. Some lived only on bread. Some held that the conditions of fasting were fulfilled If one abstained from food each day until the middle of the afternoon. After that, anything at all could be eaten. Men mak>j rules for fasting, but the only fasting that would seem to avail would be that done In the spirit of Jesus: "When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your testinir may no( he seen hj men but hy your Father" (Mullhew 8: 17, 18, RSV). , hls time lnere „<, no c h]e« i bf armg progre5s . That he was absent from school duties \vas reported by Superintendent W. A. Merrick of Parma schools to the parents last Tuesday afternoon. They immediately went m the Pemiscot County sheriff's office. Members of the family and friends have made trips to places \vhere he is known and was known to have previously stopped. His car was known to have faulty brakes when he left. The 1964 two- tone blue, two-door Bulck sedan bears Missouri license No. H-88-069. It has a damaged front grill. He is five feet, nine inches tall, weighed about 190 pounds and haft dark curly hair. He wore a blue suit, pink shirt, brown shoes, and a gray Hat when last seen. Inside Today's Courier Newt . . . Chlcki Play Po»hontw Today In Opening Game of District 3A Tournament , , . DyeM Juniors Win State Championship hut Eagles' Senior* B«at«n In Final* of District 3R Tournament . . , Keller's Glrta IxMe to Van Ruren In Ftnalx of Girl* State Tournament . . . Major Ijt- ajriifi.s Open Hprlng Training To•morrow . . . Sport* • • . Paf*> 8 and » ... . . . Narr to Launch MlMlta Carrying CrulMm Hoon . . , Pag* 12 ...

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