The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 16, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 16, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TM DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NOBTHEA81 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST IflSSOURI VOL. L—NO. 298 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllto Dully Newt Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* $1 Million School Plan Seen by School Board *¥** * * * * Gym, Four Buildings in Project A six-point building plan contemplating an eventual $1 million school construction program if all funds sought are forthcoming was announced by Blytheville School Board officials yesterday in explaining their request for a 5-mill tax increase and a $470,000 bond issue. h The bond issue and millage rate Increase (to 45 mills) wt|l be voted on by Blythevllle District voters in the annual school election to be held Saturday. The six-point plan, as outlined by board officials, calls for construction of two Negro elementary schools to replace the condemned Robinson and Elm Street Schools; a new elementary school in east Blytheville to relieve over-crowded I*ET SHOW WINNERS — Pictured are the winners in their different classifications of a pet show held at Blytheville Junior High Monday. The event was sponsored by Mrs. Mary Emma Reed's home room. Entered in the show was everything from a chinchilla to "plain old pooch". Pictured are (left to right, front row; Raymond Emmert and his winner in the large dog class nnd Molly Bropley and her winner In the small dog class; (second row, left to right) Ann Man* and he:' cat winner and Margaret Alexander and her chinchilla in the miscellaneous class. Not pictured was Dennis Fisher, who tied Ann Marr in the miscellaneous class. (Courier News Photo) County Baptists Mail Service m n- n • i\BegmsFor Plan Big Revival Many in aty Two-Week Event To Be Kicked Off In Osceola Sunday Mississippi County Baptist Association will start a two-week simultaneous revival with a rally at First Baptist Church In Osceola at 3 p.m. Sunday. The revivals will include all the 28.500 churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and will continue from Sunday to April 3. Evangelists will come from Kansas, Virginia, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee to speak at the dif- Postmaster Ross Stevens pointed out today that many Blytheville ci- ti?.ens will begin getting daily delivery service this we k. However, he said, unless people living in these areas erect mail boxes and put up house numbers (their number may be learned from the city engineer they) won't receive service. Here are the blocks: 800 Dixie, 1000 Spruce, 1100 W. Moultrie, ,000 N. llth, 700 through 1100 on Henderson. 700 Rosamond, 1600, 1700 and 1800 on Brawley, 16 and 1700 Washington, 10-1800 Jack- Simmons. ferent Baptist Churches In thei 50 ^ 2100 Roberts, 2100 county which will participate in j ""» North Franklin, the event. Coming here to direct the revival in Mississippi County will be the Rev. Ralph Douglns, secretary of the Baptist Churches in Arkansas, and Dr. I. L. Ycarby, superintendent of the Arkansas Baptist Convention. The following Baptist Churches In Mississippi County will participate In the revival and also llstec Is their visiting evangelist, named first, and song leader: Blytheville Calvary, Carl Johnson, Oale Holcomb; Blythevllle Trinity, Alvln A. Warms, Sonny See BAPTIST an Page 14 Bearden Clarifies Segregation Voting in Senate Mississippi County's State Senator, J. Lee Bearden, pointed out today that he voted against an amendment to a segregation measure In Arkansas' General Assembly which adjourned last week. The segregation bill, he pointed out never reached the Iloor after amendments to It were adopted. Senator Bearden pointed out he voted against both amendments and would have voted for the segregation measure had It come to the door. One amendment made the measure Ineffective until 1957. "When this wns passed," Scpator Bearden reported, "the authors of the bill withdrew It as most '»el secrc- irnUon will be worked out by that time." In a story yesterday, It was reported that Senator Bearden voted against * "segregation men- lure." I Meat Problem LONDON UP} — The government has urged Britons to eat more cold- storage meat and thus hold down prices of fresh meat. The cold- storage meat is an emergency stock built up to offset normal winter scarcity of fresh meat. conditions at Sudbury School; an additional elementary school in the Central Ward to relieve crov/ded conditions at Central School and at the Junior High School; an auditorium and cafeteria at Lange School arid a new field house to provide additional physical educational facilities for junior and senior high schools. Two Conditions The long-range construction program proposed by the school board is predicated on passage of the millage increase and bond issue and upon the receipt by the district of federal funds expected to be available as a result of air base reactivation. School officials hope to get at least as much from the government as from the bond issue. Federal aid for public school construction In "federally impacted areas" is available under Public Law 815 and it is through this act that Blytheville officials are seeking funds to help meet pressing needs for additional school facilities. School officials point to the growing pressure for more elementary school space arising both from the recent trend of increasing school population in Blytheville and from the additional demands which will be made on the Blytheville system when the air base Is lully reactivated. See Added Funds When first announcing the five- mill increase proposal last December, school officials indicated that the planned bond issue wa^ needed to expand elementary j school facilities for immediate; needs and did not take into consideration space problems that would arise when the base w«s reopened Thei Tax Row Goes Back To House By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A dramatic 5044 Senate vote killing a.Democratic-sponsorec income tax cut switched back to the House today the polit ical row over President Eisen hower's tax policies. The Senate yesterday passed voice vote a bill to extend preseni corporation and excise tax rates a year beyond April 1. The measure was in exactly the form Eisenhower asked. Disappointed Democratic leaders saw go down the drain a substitute to give low-income taxpayers a 520 reduction in 1956, plus $10 for each dependent other than a spouse. The cut would have gone chiefly to families earning under $5,000. On this crucial issue five Demb- crats — Byrd and Robertson of Virginia, Ellender of Louisiana, George of Georgia and Holland of Florida—joined 45 Republicans to defeat the substitute offered by Democratic Leader Lyndon B, Johnson of Texas. Sen. Langer (R- NDj lined up with 43 Democrats on the losing side. Clear-Cut Victory It Was a clear-cut, if preliminary, victory for Eisenhower's supporters. They contended Johnson's was an irresponsible proposal in the face of continued deficit financing. Democrats replied that Republicans had! indicated a tax cut would be .proposed in 1956 and were favoring big business and high-income individuals over the "little fellow." The Senate showed how It felt about a House - passed amendment to give everybody a S20 tax cut next year by voting 61-32 support of its Finance Committee's action in stripping this provision out of the bill. But the battle wasn't over. To make the victory complete, the administration had to find some way of getting the House to accept the Senate version. Predicts House Victory Republican Leader Joseph W Martin Jr. of Massachusetts pre- dieted the House would go along by a handful of votes. He said he would move to instruct House members of a Senate-House confer- from the government to provide additional space required for children of base personnel. The act under which school districts can get federal aid provides $450 to the district for construction of new facilities for each school- ge child of military or civilian personnel stationed or working at a military or defense installation. The same act provides $900 per child for those actually living on he base. ence committee to accept the Senate bill, putting the f s c ue to a test on this vote. Speaker of the House Rayburn (D-Tex i, who piloted the S20-a- person tax cut to a 210-205 House j victory, was reported fighting n ~'agnJnst its rejection in conference. Orientation Gets Started At Chamber The fragrance of hot coffee filled the air as the member orientation Eisenhower Backs Dulles' A-Weapon Use Statement Sees No Reason For Hold-Back In Event of War By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower said today he sees no reason why atomic weapons should not be used in any conflict where they can be directed against strictly military targets. With this news conference statement, Eisenhower backed up Secretary of State Dulles who said yesterday he thought tactical atomic weapons would be employed in any major military action involving the United States. By law, only President Elsen- hower can make a decision on use of atomic weapons. The significance of Dulles' statement and of the President's comment appeared to be that any future war, big or little, In which the United States engages will be an atomic war to some extent. Eisenhower, natty in a chocolate •brown double-breasted suit, also dealt with these other topics. STOCK MARKET — The President said he LS just as concerned about a decline in stock market prices as he is about a price decline affecting any segment of the economy. He has no opinion whatsoever, he said, as to whether the Senate Banking Committee's current study of the market may have contributed to a price decline. But, Eisenhower added, we are trying" /for an expanding economy and an important factor in achieving it necessarily is confidence. As Secretary of the Treasury- Humphrey did yesterday in testifying before the committee, Eisenhower said any group dealing with market operations should proceed with great caution lest a great deal of damage result. The President said, however, he knows of no particular phase of the committee study which has not been conducted with caution. Eisenhower went on to say he also is concerned about any drop in j farm prices or in prices affecting 1 any part of the economy. POLITICS — The -President said LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State Education Commissioner Arch Ford today said he thought] Howe? 1 ducked" 1 a fresh attempt'to Arkansas schools would have "more integration" next year. He added: "We must be realistic." f find out whether he will run again Ford, discussing the twin problems of integration and finances before a meeting of the! See IKE BACKS on Page u Arkansas school administrators, said: ! Birthday, Bond Burning for Legion About 200 Legionnaires and their wives were on hand last night when some 530,000 in paid up bonds on Dud Cason's War Memorial Auditorium were burned up as the post celebrated its 36th anniversary. Shown above are W. J. Foliar.. Marshal Blackard, Rosco Crafton, F. A. White and Post Commander Gilbert Mann. (Courier News Photo) R. B. Stout and Mr. Crafton presided over bond-burning ceremonies. Mr. Crafton .commented briefly on the building of the arena and lauded those Legionnaires who worked on the project. After eating a turkey dinner, members of the Post and their wives heard Dr. Carl Reng, president of Arkansas State College, speak on modern education trends. Pointing out that incomes rise with education. Dr. Reng emphasized the importance of supplying adequate teachers and adequate physical facilities for to- day's children. "I could have placed 1,500 more teachers in jobs last year, if we had had the graduates available," he said. Max B. Reid served as toastmaster and Mr. Mann presided. Buck Van Cleve, Post Chaplain, gave the invocation. Ford Sees More Integration In Arkansas Schools in 1956 "There be no state assist- The total sum to be granted this I o f BJytheviHe's Chamber of Com-jance to implement any impact of district is in progress of being-de-' ' " " .... termined by government statistic .ans and the amount Blytheville will be eligible for is expected to be announced in 60 days. Survey The figure will be arrived at b> i survey of estimates of Air forces personnel nnd civilian per sonnel on the basis of formulae de veloped by the government in the See SCHOOLS on Page 14 Inside Today's Courier News . ... St. Francis Upsets Defending Champ Holy Cross In NIT Play ... Old Pros Woodllng and Evers Give Orioles Needed Boost . . . Sports . . . Faees 8 and 9 ... . . . Chances Are US Will Use A-Weapons in Any War . . Page 2 ." . . Meditations for LENT ! By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dcjil. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NBA Service At a time when men thought that sin had to do with such matters ns neglecting to wash after touching a dead body, carrying R burden on the .Sabbath, or failure to offer the appropriate burnt offering, Jesus warned that real sins had their origin within: "out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These arc what defile a man; hut to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man" (Matthew 15:19, 20, RSV). Here is a suggestion about the inwardness of true religion. It is easy for us to suppose that regular attendance at church, stated contributions to good causes, and showing respect to .clergymen fulfill our religious obligations. These are desirable, and doing the right things helps to induce the right moods. But participation in formal acts ol worship is unavailing If we have the wrong altitudes within. Giving thanks thnl Qod has heard his prayer, the Psalmist exclaims (Psalm 66:18, RSV): "If I had cherished iniquity In my heart, Ihc Lord would not have listened." Wrong thoughts are not expelled simply by bidding them "Be. goncl" We have to crowd them out with good thoughts..The Christian church has always believed that the home In which Jesus grew up was conducive to His spiritual development. Concerning Die wonder(111 events of Jesus' birth nnd childhood, Luke snys, "Mary kept all these, pondering them In her heart" (Luke 2:19, RSV). A heart filled with thoughts like that had no room for "theft, mine wltncus, slander." II Is the only way ever to get the victory over evil thoughts. merce began this morning. Twenty-five members are being invited each mornins from 10'00 to 11:00 to attend a session which will familiarize each member with the Chamber. These meetings will continue each mo'rning until all 400 members of the Chamber have been invited to attend one of the meetings a U. S. Supreme Court decision on integration." Arkansas School Superintendents — attending the administrators' meeting — adopted a resolution from cut tin? teachers' salaries in 195D-56 even in situations where a shorter school term would result. In some cases, it was estimated that the term would be shortened to seven or eight months from the R. .M. Logan, president, opened j prcsent nine-month term, the meeting' and presided. Mr. Lo gan extended a welcome to tin members present and invited them to make use of the office and fa cilities available. He proposed t closer fellowship among members and invited them to submit ideas and suggestions to the Chamber. Worth Holder, executlve-secre tary of the Chamber, discussed the program of organization am how, it functions. Booklets were passed out to those present. City maps are also ava " able to the public, one to a person At the close of this first session Mr. Logan expressed thanks to Mr Holder for his work on all projects and for his extra efforts to help the community. He said that with Mr. Holder and the work of the Board of Directors his job wns an easy one as Pres ident. The meeting was tagged a success by Mr. Holder, who reporter an attendance of 15 for this firsl session. Osceola Plans Irs Pre- School Roundup Event OSCEOLA — A summer roundup for pre-scliool children will get under wny here 'one week from today at Elementary School at 1 p. i. Mrs. Joe Hughes, roundup clinic chairman, announced the date today. Main purpose of the project, she said, Is to give school officials sonic Idea of the number of stu- lonls who'll be entering first grade lext year. All pnrents, whose children will enter the first gritde next year, urged to attend with their children. Local doctors are cooperating In he project along with Mrs. .Lucy B,. Miller, county health nurse, Junior Service Auxiliary members. Ford had lold the administrators earlier that 75 per cent of the state's 423 school districts will not be forced to cut teachers' salaries or terms during: the 1955-56 school year. "Must Be Realistic" Ford predicted that the U. S. Supreme Court's expected decision on how schools should integrate Negro and white pupils would come sometime in May. "We must be realistic on integration," he said. "I don't take either extreme view. I think Arkansas is going to have more integration next year than it had this year. When you have six Negroes living in nn nrea of 650 white children, the Negroes are going to the white school." A situation similar to the one described by Ford took place Fayetteville last fall when five Negro high school students enrolled for the first time in Payetteville's 500-student whitp high school. The Negro students previously had at- tended a Negro high school at Fort j Smith, some 50 miles away. There j were no incidents and few objec- j tions from parents when the Fay- ' See FORD on Page 14 | JC's to Work on Sewer Project Blytheville Junior Chamber of ling for formation of the Southern Commerce members will offer their! Improvement District — last _ _ 24 .services as a group tonight to help with completion of work needed on sewer petitions, Jaycee public health chairman Dr. David Miles said today. Jaycees will meet at Chamber of Commerce offices in City Hall at remaining block before work can proceed on the approved sewer program for the city. Approximately 100 signatures are still needed before sufficient property value will obtained to form the improvement district. Volunteer workers are still need- Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Mostly cloudy and colder this afternoon and tonight with scattered frost In extreme north tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy with rising temperatures. High this afternoon low to mid 50s. Low tonight In the 30s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight becoming mostly cloudy Thursday with showers southwest by evening; colder southeast and extreme south this afternoon; low tonight 25-30 extreme north to 30s south. Minimum this morning—-(5. Maximum yeslerdny—74, Sun rise tomorrow—6:08. Sunset today—6:08. Mcixn tf>mnprnUire»5S>.5. Precipitation fllst 24 hours to 7 p.m. —.31. Precipitation -Inn. 1 10 <lnte—7.78. This Date Last Year Maximum ycsterdny—52. Minimum this morning—35, Precipitation January 1 to data — i 3.10. ed Teams will be formed to seek ] to signatures on sewer petitions call- phr. at the Chamber of Commerce help in completing the final se oJ" the petition project, Annual membership dinner of | Blytheville's "Y" has been sched- ] uled for First Methodist Church Thursday, March 24 at 6:45 p.m., it was announced by Membership Chairman W. H. Wyatt this morning. John Caudill will be master or ceremonies and brief reports will be heard from the president, treasurer and from members of the employed staff. All arrangements are under direction of,the membership committee and the meal is being prepared and served by the Blytheville Woman's Club. AT REW SERVICES — The Rev. Bay Wallace, who's conducting interdenominational Religious Emphasis Week services at First Baptist Church here this week, is pictured ac he addressed last nlght'i group. Service* at 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. dally arc open to adults and youth altkt and are sponsored by Blythevtlle High School student government In cooperation with UM Minl*Ur1*l Alllanc«. (Cowtor N«WB Flirt*)

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