The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND KlPTUEAeT MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 297 Blytnev!ll« Courier Blythsvilte Daily Newt Blytheville Herald Mississippi valley Uader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1955 TEN PAGES Knowland Demands Yalta Facts Senator Says Congress Has Right to Know By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen Knowland (R-Calif) said toda it is "high time 11 for Congres to get the facts on the wartim Yalta conference. The Senate Republican leade was asked about the swirling con troversy over a decision by Sec retary of State Dulles yesterda to let key members of Congres have a private look at the Yalt papers and not to publish thei generally. Some official;- and Con gress members rate the documeir as politically explosive both i home and abroad. Se. George (D-Ga), chairman ( the Foreign Relations Committei has already said he will refuse t accept custody of th.e secret rec ord. He said yesterday he woul not be responsible for almost cei fain leaks, and did not want t know what is in the record unles the public knows too. "Doesn't Make Sense" "I don't think they would b leaked anymore than many othe documents of varying degrees classification," Knowland said. He s.Md it "doesn't make sense' that Congress must get its infer mation on. such a subject from the published memoirs of such persons as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, former U.S secretaries of state, Edward Stet- tinius and Elliott Roosevelt, son of (he late President who, with Churchill and Stalin, met in the Crimea in 1944 to plot the course of World War II. George's decision not to accep the papers was backed by Sens Capehart (R-Ind) and Sparkman (D-Ala). Staie Department Officer Henry Suydam mentioned nationa aecurlty and Allied unity as rea sons for Dulles' decision, The 1945 conference over the past JO years has been a point of much Republican - Democratic controversy. George said, yesterday he woulc not take responsibility for possible news leaks and would turn, back three copies assigned to the Senate See YALTA on Pape 3 Chamber to Begin Orientation Plan Small Groups Will Study Operation Of Civic Institution Starting tomorrow, Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce will hold a series of "coffee hour" meetings designed to acquaint members of the organization, purpose and operation of the Chamber, Worth Holder, secretary, announced. The Membership Orientatio Program will last about two wee! with daily meetings tit 10 a.m. Chamber offices at City Hall. Approximately 25 people will invited to'each hour-long scssioi Invitations will be sent to membci of the Chamber in alphabetic, order. The orientation program, proved by the Board of Director will be directed primarily to g'h ing the entire membership « bet ler understanding of what th Chamber is and what it does, M Holder said. Coffee will be served at the be ginning of the meeting which wi be devoted to a "get acquainted period. Each session will be presided ove by an officer or director of th Chamber. Presiding at the firs session tomorrow will be Presfden R. M. Logan. Mr. Holder will conduct the or icntation portion of the program each morning. The sessions will be complete! with a question and answer period with guests requested to submi suggestions for operation and ac tlvities of the Chamber. Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FTVB CENTS First Lt. Gordon A. Rarney . . . and his decoraHons. War II Air Hero Gordon Ramey May be Honored in Base Naming GOP Lines Bend as Tax Cut Showdown Nears Vote Expected This Afternoon By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lines bent somewhat as the Senate headed today toward a showdown vote on a Democratic proposal to cut individual income taxes. Sen. Young (R-ND) disclosed he had notified GOP leaders he is reserving the right to support the Democratic move. It has been offered as a substitute for an administration- backed bill to extend present corporation and excise tax rates a year beyond April 1. Democratic Leader Lyndon B.»~ — — ——_—__________ Johnson of Texas forecast a vote by mldafternoon. The Senate has f^ I I * ^N I Polling Places, Officials Released Survey Asked At Big Lake Engineer-Wildlife Effort Is Sought to Satisfy All A concerted effort is being made to bring about a joint orps of Engineers- U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service study on aking Big Lake better from both drainage and wildlife con- Sporfs Car On Display Ford Motor Company's new sportscar, the Thundcrblrd. is nov, on display at the Phillips Motor Co. here In Blythevllle. The Thundcrblrd. of Which Porcl pliins to build 10,000 of this year, has a low slung body and Is equipped with a Fordonmtlc transmission and power steering. Added luxuries Include power scats nnd the new curved windshield. The engine hns 108 horsepower and the speedometer registers 150 miles per hour. Overall length of the car Is 175.2 inches, while the wheel base measures 102 inches. The height of the vehicle, measured from the ground to the top of the cnr. measures 51.0 Inchon or n little over 4 (bet high. Phillips Motor only hftK one model to be shown. Detroit Hats the price of the cur ervation standpoints. That's what two Mississippi.], ounty wildlife proponents—C. G edman and R. A. Nelson —- told embers of Blythev.lle's Junio; lamber of Commerce last night. They pointed out they will pre- nt this recommendation to the iginecrs-Wildlife Service hearing be held at Blythevlllc's Coun ouse at 9 a.m. on March 31, To Benefit All ''We believe these two agencies irking together, can make recom- endations which will benefit far- ers' drainage, fishermen, duck inters and all persons Interested water conservation and disposi- n," they stated. The Senate ordered the joint hearings to see if wildlife and engineers' plans could be made compatible. Mr. Nelson has been appointed coordinator for this area by the Mississippi Valley Committee — composed of the Game and Fish Commission and Wildlife Federation representatives from Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. Seek Backing They told the Jaycees they hope to secure the backing of many of the civic organizations in the area. Last night, the Junior Chamber gave its approval to the effort. Other groups lending endorsement include Manila Lions Club Leachvillc Chamber of Commerci nnd the Blytheville Lions. Blytheville Chamber of Com inerce's Recreation Committee ha. indicated a willingness to worl with the group in getting the sur- ey, too. At the March 31 hearing, th< wildlife group hopes to preseni tome "interesting" figures on th( .mportance of Big Lake in the area $100,000 Year Losses Po." instance, they say they cnn show by records that loss of rough ish sales In Big Lake have amounted to over $100,000 per year for the Mist six or eight years due to lack f a permanent water management Inn. Also, they reported, 3,000 duck lumps were .sold In the Big Lake ren, alone, ft would cost, they es- Imatcd, close to a half-million lollars to outfit these men, cxclu- !ve of boats nnd motors. One merchant, not in Blytheville, old them he sold $10,000 worth of lothlng each year for specific use s hunting apparel. Final fium-ps on Just how big a usiness hunting find fishing Is In ic Big Lake region probably will e startingly large in view of prc- minnry surveys, they stated. Both men were emphatic In that 5 definite recommendations con- ernlng Big Lnke will be made by iclr group at tho March 31 hcar- ig. Their sole request at the hearing, ey said, will bo that the Joint urvey of water need* be A Blytheville pilot who was killed on a volunteer mission in attempting to bring a wounded crewman to safety may lend his name to Blytheville Air Force Base in the future. The pilot, holder of the Dlsiin- Blytheville airmen and servicemen guished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest award for heroism, of both world wars could have been considered for the honor, "but is Gordon A. Ramey, son of Mrs. C. felt if we were to get the privilege W. Ramey of Blytheville. of getting the base named for a Tactical Air Command, . when i local man, it would be to our ad- Blytheville Air Force Base became j vantage to select a man whose ca- a permanent installation. Informed | reer most closely followed the de- Dud Cason Post of American Le- | sires of the Air Force in the matter, gion it will consider giving the | "Otherwise, we felt, the Air Force p base the name of a local World I could just as well overlook our case i ness expenses. Secretary of the War II veteran. and cither continue to call the field i Treasury Humphrey has asked Blytheville Air Force Base or to \ Congress to repeal" the latter in agreed to limit debate. Both supporters and opponents of the Democratic proposal said the outcome could turn on tvhich side has more absentees. Republicans had counted on losing only Sen. Langer of North Dakota from their 47 members. They expected backinj; from about 6 of the 49 Democrats. Blow to Administration Young's declaration in an interview that he did not feel himself jound to go along with the GOP apparently was a blow to adrnin- stration supporters. Some said ihey also were fearful of losing Son. Case <R-SD). Sen. McCarthy (R-W15) declined to say how he would vote. Sen. Long (D-La) said he was sure of two GOP votes "and if we can get two more we can win. The substitute would give to "amilies with income under $5,000 a year a $20 tax cut in 1956 for the taxpayer, plus $10 for each dependent except a spouse. Approved By House The House earlier had approved a cut of S20 for every taxpayer and rependem starting next Jan. 1. Whatever happens in the Senate, :1 e bill will go back to the House. To make up the 908-million-dollar annual loss in revenue involved in the Senate phm, Johnson proposed repeal of the dividends - received credit of the 1954 tax law. He also ?-. c ked repeal of a provision for accelerated depreciation and a section which lets business firms set up reserves for anticipated busi- Polling places and election clerks and judges for Saturday's school election in Mississippi County were released today by the Couniy Election Commission. Polling places, as set forth TAG pointed out that its present policy calls for naming bases fitter airmen who have given up their! air war he lives in combat. This quickly narrowed the list for the Legion committee—headed by name it after a nation ally-known E. A. Rice—which investigated the matter. Many Died Mr. Rice pointed out that manj Chiang Told Dulles: Formosa Strait Cease Fire Not Acceptable By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — President Chiang Kai-shek told U. S. Secretary of State Dulles at their meeting here March 3 that he would not accept a cease-fire in the Formosa Strait, the Legislative Yuan (Parliament) was told today. The information came from Foreign Minister George Yeh, who attended the meeting, Yeh assured the lawmakers the Nationalists would "definitely defend" Qucmoy and Matsu. "The island outposts are our ter Dulles Tells Of A-Weapon Use Plans WASHINGTON l,Pi—Secretary late Dulles said today he imagines he United States would use tacti cal atomic weapons if it becomes engaged in any major military clash anywhere in the world. Dulles told a news conference he could not say offhand whether sue] weapons would be used In defense of Qucmoy and the Mnlsiis if the United Steles decides to assist the Chinese Nationalist forces In hold ing those Islands. He Indicated, however, that i! the Chinese Communists made a major effort to take the Islands — nnd the attempt was also clearlj aimed at conquest of Formosa— the United States might well Inter! with sea and air force; equipped with atomic weapons. By law, a decision to use atomic weapons may be mnde only by the President. Also, President Eisenhower lias said he would reserve to himself alone any decision on the use of U.S. forces in defense of the Nationalist held Islands. Sewer Project Worker Reports Oclls a. Snckmmi, wlio operates n lourlsl court on South Division Street, hns finished working tho section behind his courts for the icwcr project, nccorcllrig to Worth lolder executive-secretary of Chamber of Commerce! He brought In 21 additional slgna- ures this morning which brings the otnl to date of 109. The Junior Chamber of Com- wrce voted Inst night to volunteer tholr Mi'vlcM'ln the wwer project. ritory," he said, "and be defended. We shall exchange blow foi bjo\v." A Communist attack on Quemoy and Matsu, he said, would be the 5-.lait of an invasion of Formosa and the Pescadores. Evacuation Denied Veh did not, however, venture to say that such an attack also v,nuld be so regarded by the United States, which has indicated nn on- to-P'ormosa assault On the offshore islands might prompt American intervention. Defense Ministry and other officials repeated earlier denials of re- |)0'-ts published abroad that a quiet evacuation of civilians from Que- mo.y and had been started or vas contemplated. The offshore island front was reported quiet today. Yesterday the Nationalist air force claimed to have destroyed lo small Communist vessels in Amoy Bay—3 gunboats of 150 tons each and 7 armed motorized junks. Gordon Ramey graduated from Blylheville high school with the class of 1937. "in the fall of that year, he emrred the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating In 1941. On graduation, he went with a Chicago acivertUing company as commercial artist. He worked there until 1942 when he volunteered for the Army Air Force. j He went to airplane mechanic i school in Oakland. Calif., gradual- i ed and then began air cadet, train- ' ing. i He took various training at Santa 1 Ana and Sacramento in California ! and in Phoenix and Tuscon in Arizona. separate legislation. the. Commission, will include: Dyess School District — the school house. Gosnell School District — Hughes Gin. Etowah School District — West Ridge Store. Osceola School District — Osceola Court House and Cromer's Store. Keiser School District — Keiser Supply Company Store. Armorel School District — Armorel Implement Company. Wilson School District — Wilson Tavern and Whitton Store. Burdette School District — Burdette Store. Blytheville School District — city Hall and E. B. Gee Gin at Yarbro. Brinkley School District — Horner's Grocery Store. Shawnee School District — the Shawnee School. Leachville— Leachville City Hall. Dell School District — Dell School. Manila School District — Co-op Gin at Milligan Ridge and Manila City Hall. Luxora School District — Luxora City Hall. Mississippi County School District — Bond's Store at Bondville. Clerks follow: and judges, by boxes, Dress Judges — Winfred Marshal, The package proposal would extend current corporation and excise tax rates 27 months beyond April 1. Johnson claimed it would ] ternat< increase revenues — an argument [ Barnes, which Humphrey calls "silly." j Clerks — R. E. Blalock, E. J. Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . High Scoring AH-Amert- cans Lead Favorites Into NCAA Semi-Finals . . . Duquesne and Cincinnati Win in NIT . . . A'l Pitching Staff Gives Boudreau Headache . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and 7 ... . . . Nixon Tells California Republicans GOP Needs Strength . . . Page 10 ... L. Modesitt, M. M. Williams: al- ! White. Carl Allen, J. Fox; alternate — Sam Jones. Gosnell Judges — Harvey Hart, Hoy McKay, Lee Hill;; alternates — Ed Rice. A. C. Moody. Clerks — C. L. Lucias. G. W. Maxwell; alternate — Carl Ledbetter. Etowab Judges — Andy Wilmoubh E. S. Wlldy, F. B. Woodard; alternate! — Armor Sparks, Clinton Sharp. Clerks — H. J. Meadows. C. S. Neal; alternate — Burley Ray. Osceola Judges—Nathan Weinberg, Tim Bowles. Stll Joe Edrfngton; alternates — J. C. Buchanan, Boyd Clerks — Ray Morgan. Henry Patterson; alternate — Mrs. Bus- See ELECTIONS on Page 3 County's Legislative Delegation Formed Nearly-Solid Voting Bloc , Like that old saw about birds of a feather, Mississippi County's legislative delegation to Little Rock in the 60th General Assembly found themselves flocking together on practically AS a B-25 pilot, he flew with his; everv P iece of ma Jor legislation. In the House, the four Missis-*— • sippi Cbuntians — L. H. Autry, Burdette; Jimmie Edwards, Blytheville; E. C. Fleeman, Manila, and Kenneth Sulcer t Joiner—banded together to vote against exempting feed from the state sales tax which eventually became law. Representatives Edwards and Fleeman voted "nay" to a propo- jsal to equalize taxes. Sulcer and crew from Savannah, Ga., to Cor- | sica. joining the 12th Air Force's | 447th Bomb Squadron, 321st Bomb : Group. He began his tour as a combat i pilot in May. 1944. As D-Day for, Southern France drew near, his ', group began pounding fortifications Irom its Corsican base. Promoted Judge's Warning Unheeded, Jail !s Quick Result Although public drunkenness and disturbing the peace charges today | In September, he was promoted 3 First Lieutenant and received ;he Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf clusters and the Presidential Unit citation ivpnt to his squadron. Ii was in November, 1944 that he volunteered for a mission to hit strategic rail communication lines near the Poe River in Italy > On that mission, the War De-! dnving wmle under the mfluence iiitry not voting. j dominated the Municipal Court's { came }a\v, earning" j ctocekt as usual, one drunk driving * n the House. | charge furnished excitement even j though the case ended in a for! felted bond. I W. F. Floyd showed up at the i courtroom after his $200 bond on a This. too. be- 68-20 backing j feited. He inquired about his bond and the judge told him that it had been forfeited. The judge also warned him not • First Lieutenant Ramey's, Aircraft received numerous close! lursis of flak, which rendered the | ,eU engine inoperative and critically wounded the bombardier. "Ah.hough his aircraft was vir-j to drive home in his condition this j would have brought up the sales .ually uncontrollable and with the] morning. He also told him that tax increa ever-incivasinp probability of his i next time he was brought in for ight engine becoming , inoperative drunken driving his license would Here'? a rundown on other major issues, which all four favored: A 30-mil! limit on school taxes. A proposal to give cities about S3 million a year from highway funds, Fleeman not voting. .4 bill liberalizing- installment buying, A bill to require public boards and commissions to throw open (heir doors when in session, A measure regulating pay in regard to persons unemployed due to labor strife. ,\ piece of legislation which }ecause of the strain placed upon t, First Lieutenant Ramey electee See RAMEY on Page 3 Meditation^ for LENT By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NEA Service I Peter 1:6 (RSV) bids us rejoice: "though now for a little while you have lo suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than R old which thoiiRh perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of .lesus Christ." One of the joys won through the patient endurance of trial is the knowledge that we have been privileged In some small measure to know what our Lord went through on our belwlf. Two of the New Testament authors dwell upon this. In Colos- slnns 1:24 (RSV), Paul writes: "I rejoice In my sufferings for your sake, and In my flesh 1 complete what remains of Christ's afflictions for the sake of Ills body, that It, the church." 1 I'elcr 4:12, 13 says: "do not he surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as IhouKh something strange were happening lo you. Bui rejoice In so far as you slutre Christ's sufferings." Thus it Is that "this jllirhl momentary affliction Is preparing for us an eternal weight of xlory beyond all comparisons" (II Corinthians 4:17, RSV). Samuel Rutherford, 17th century Scottish clergyman Imprisoned for his fnlth, wrote: "I would not exchange Uie Joy of bonds and Imprisonment for Christ, with all the joy of this poor world." "In heaven alono," he said, "Is Christ enjoyed without alloy; here we must share His cross: yet I know no tree beareth sweeter fruit than Christ's cross." be suspended and he would be put in jail. As a result he is now in jail and probably won't get to drive his new red car for a long time. He didn't count on two alert state patrolmen being on hand when he got into his car. State Troopers Gene Mabry and Ben Gavins made the arrest. In the other case on the docket Garth Castlio forfeited a $19.75 bond on a speeding charge. Five Depart For Induction Blytheville draft board's quota for last week was for five men, two transferred to other boards, one transferred from anot'.er board and two failed to report. Those leaving last week for their physical exfiminaUons at Little Rock were James Pagin Russell, Salisbury, Tcnn.. Jimmie Rodgcrs Darnell and Billy Joe Humphrey, both of Blytheville; Odell Hcnton, Armorel, and James Carl Price, who transferred from another board. Lorenzo Cothran of St. Louis failed to report. The next call will b« on March 29, for seven men for induction, according to Roate u. tottb* flfctk use bill at the end of the session, presumably in time to act on it. The House was too late, however. A bill which would have Increased the amount of money, on a ton-mile basis, which lar^e trucks pay in fees and taxes. A hill defining and outlawing nudism, Autry not voting. Legislation making "obscene, vulgar or Indecent" publications unlawful. And here are the measures on which the delegation went against unanimously, omitting the feed bill: A bill to raise Income taxes by changing- computation methods. A bill which would have repealed a 1943 act which exercises power over acts of violence at the scene of labor disputes. A blH to revise awarding of state printing contracts. Edwards and Autry stood out as the prime examples of not going along with the delegation, though neither failed to do so very often on the more significant legislation. Edwards voted against the delegation In regard to n couple of liquor export bills, to 'legalize wholesale liquor exporting, Remainder of the delegation voted against these two measures. Autry was the solo County House against the bill local option H•• *»§• I Joycees Nominate Officers; Election On March 28 mombor voting which requires Nominations for officers of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year were announced at a meeting of the organization last night by the nominating committee. Election of officers will be conducted at the next regular meeting March 28. Candidates named were: president — Bill Harbovsky and Harry Carter Farr; second vice president Dr. David Miles. Bill Steinslek and Ted Bourzikas; secretary- George Anderson and Bill Williams; treasurer — Carl Ivey and Jim Pearson. Two new members of the board, of directors will be elected. Nominated for these positions were Keller Welch. Chester Caldwell. Her- mnn Storey. Jr., and Joe BiH Mc- Hnney. Other nominations may be made by petition of five members until five days prior to the election. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Turning much colder late this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday, oloudy ,nd colder. High this afternoon mid to high 70s. Low tonight In the 10s. MISSOURI—Considerable cloudiness this afternoon and tonight with showers and 'scattered thunderstorms southeast and sou* Uilg afternoon; colder southeast; much colder west and north tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy, colder southeast; high Wednesday 30n e»- treme northeast to 40s southwosl; low tonight 20-25 northwest to 40-41 extreme southeast. Minimum thin morning—44. Maximum yeaterddy—W. Sunrlafl tomorrow—(1:19. nunsot today—a 07. Mnftn temperature—-M, Precipitation Iftflt M noun to 7 p.m. -.02. I'rocllptatlon Jan. I lo clit«-1,«(, Tkli Date LaM Tor Minimum yeMord&y—K. Minimum thin mornllHt—M. Precipitation JIQUMV 1 to *•!• —«

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