The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 300 BlytheviUe Courier Blytheville Dally Newt BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Killers Fell Hubert Utley Holland Is Scene Of Ambush Slaying In a gangland style killing, Hubert Utley, 46, Hollan liquor store and night club owner, was shot down after mi night by two or three unidentified men in his Holland store + At about 12:20 a.m. two unlde Bonn Parliament Gives Final OK To Paris Pacts Upper House Votes 29-9 for Approval; Up to France Now By GEORGE BQULTWOOD BONN, Germany iff) —The Bonn Parliament completed its approval of West German rearmament today. It was the ninth of the 15 national legislatures which must approve before Germans can put on Western uniforms. Rearmament prospects improved still more as a Socialist threat of court action weakened. Socialist sources said they doubted they could get enough members of Parliament to sign a petition bringing the controversial Saar agreement with Prance before the Federal Constitutional Court. The West German Bundesrat (upper house) cast an overwhelming; 29-9 vote today for the key Paris treaty ending the Allied occupation and approving rearmament. The Bundestag (lower house) ratified by a similar 2-1 margin Feb. 27. To NATO Because no objection was raised, three other Paris pacts were approved in the Bundesrat without a vote. They would permit Allied troops to remain in West Germany and admit the Bonn republic to the seven-nation West European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The final Paris agreement—to put the German-speaking, coal- rich Stiar under international control while leaving it linked econ o m i c a 1 1 y to France—just squeaked through the upper house. The Bundesrat vote was 21-17, paralleling the 263-202 approval in the Bundestag. Up To France Unless the Socialists could fol lov through on their threat to chal See BONN o n I'ajre 14 Grand Jury Meets Monday At Osceola lifted men shot and killed Utley. According to the sheriff's off! at CaruthersvJJle, an anonymo phone call was received by the fice from the Esso service static at the state line. The unidentifi man told the officers on duty th Hubert Utley had Just been sh and that the men had fled in car. Utley had bullet wounds the neck and head. Immediately Pemiscot county o fleers and the state highway patr were notified and within 15 minut Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde Orto arrived at Utley's Liquor Store, t] scene of the shooting. Two Tied Up Deputy Orion found Utley dea in the store and two men locked the back room. Archie Robinson, who was clert ing in the store last night, to Steele Marshal Henry Lovelace th three men, including two Negroe came into the store about 9:30, tie him up and put him in a cha facing a wall. Two other Negroes, in the sto when the killers entered, were Lock ed in a b;ick room, Robinson said Three-Hour Vigil During the three-hour wait, Ro inson stated, the men freed hi once and let him walk around b fore tying him again. After the killing, they put Rob inson on the floor of the back sea of Utley's car and drove to Coot* where they put out Robinson. Utley's Cadillac Was found abou a half-mile from Cooter wher evidently the group picked up the thus-far unidentified getaway On September 3 of last yea Thurman Norrid was shot and kil ed in front of this same liquor stor Floyd Booker is charged with fin degree murder in connection witr this shooting. Utley was the owner and opera tor of one of the live taverns bars padlocked after injunction were received against them by Pros ecuting Attorney James A. (Tick Vickery, who directed a campaig against the county's gambling an drinking spots. Utley's body is at the Germa Funeral Home in Steele. Another Version Busy Pemiscot County peace of icers were out of touch with thei offices this morning, thus severa versions of the shooting were re ported. Following is the Associated Press report on the killing as filed noon today. HOLLAND, Mo. (jf)—Hubert D Utley. 46-year-old Holland tavcr and liquor store owner, was sho and killed early today by two men one a Negro, who waited for in his -store, then took an employ See UTLEY on Page 14 J. W. Adams Sole f n n¥pnf\t^v fnr V«V»IIIGUUCI I VI Rotary President The Mississippi County . Grand Jury will meet at 9 a. m. Monday at Osceola courthouse. Only case up for consideration at' the present time is a murder charge j brought against Carroll W. Watson, well-known Osceola business man, and City council member, accord- Ing to Deputy prosecuting attorney, Henry Swift. j, w . Adams yesterday was sub Watson is charged with the mur- imittcd as the only nominee for pre der of an Osceola Nrgro who wnsjsident of Blythevllle's Rotary Club shot and killed when trying to steal other officers nominated unop some conl from Watson's co;i] yard, pased included W. S. Johnston. vice- Coroner's reports stated. president, nnd John Mayes, secre Watson admitted shooting the No- j tary-trensurer. gro .ind said he only meant to spr- Harry Bradley. E. J. Cure ant inkle him with buckshot and scare t Kemper Bruton were nominated him off. j without opposition to the club' Deputy Henry J. Swift, deputyjbonrd of directors, prosecuting attorney, said this was i None of the officers or board the only case slated for the Grand (positions have been voted on, how- Jury to date. ' ever. ions lor l.i;\T By DR, J. CARTER SWAJM Depl. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NKA Service When James (1:14, RSV) tells us that "each person Is tempted when he la lured and enltccd by his own desire," he is not attempting a philosophical analysis of evil, but is trying to give a vivid description of n psychological process. It is ns If each man were two men. It is as if human nature were one thing, evil desire another. The hitter is always trying to get the better of the former. Devious are the ways in which it operates. It both lures and entices. These words describe the woodsman — whether hunter or fisherman — who stealthily goes about the business of trapping or catching his prey. First he must manage to get the prey away from the safety of its retreat. For this he uses a lure or deeoy. Falconers seek lo lure hawks by means of feathers tied to a long cord. The next step is to entice the animal into the trap or the fish onto the hook. This is done by some kind of bnit which leads the victim to think he Is getting one thing when he is renlly getting something else. Thiw the baser pnH of our humnn nature lures nnd entices the better part. Proverbs 1;10 (RSV) snya: "My son, If sinner!! entice you, , do not consent," and then pictures the difference between man nnd the wild creatures: "For In v«ln U a net spread in the sight of any bird; hut these men He In wait for their own blood, .They iM »» amhuah for (heir own lives." (froverbft l;17f, RSV) J. B. Whitworth . . . The hornefolks are proud City to Turn Out Tonight to Honor 'Bama Grid Coach J.B. Whitworth BlytheviUe sports fans will gather at Hotel Noble tonight to pay honor to two top prod- )f BlytheviUe High School athletics — J. B. Whitworth and this year's Chickasaw bas- Political Significance Of Yalta Issue Weighed Sen. Capehart Says Publication Of Papers Damaged Democrats By RUSSELL BRI.VES and ROWLAND EVANS, JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Capehart (R-Ind) said today the Yalta papers "will be very very damaging to the Democrats." He said the newly published documents are filled with political implications which "probably will carry over to the 1956 presidental campaign." But some other legislators, of both political parties, were less positive. On the imcrnational level, Rep.* •—• . ucts of ketball team of Coach Jimmy Fisher. Whitworlh, grid .star here in the /.-- .KiO's and now head .football coach it the University of Alabama, ranks ts the outstanding product of Chlcknsaw football history. And this year's edition of Chick cagers hold up the best won-loss ecord in the school's annals with a 30-3 mark. Coach Fisher led his Tribe to its second District 3A championship Study of Mentally Retarded Kids Asked Vorys iR-Ohio) predicted that the disclosure will kill any chance of American participation in a new Big Three conference with Russia. Vorys said in a separate interview that Stale Department ,ub)i- cation of the 10-year-old record of the Big Three negotiations should have this "profound effect" on future planning: "It should discourage the people of the United States from wanting to have our leaders .take part in any more three or four-power secret conferences such as some of our allies are now suggesting." British Prime Minister Churchill has periodically talked of a new Big Three conference. .British Labor party leaders have strongly urged one. Nothing New Vorys said disclosure of the Yalta documents probably will produce "a lot of partisan, nonpartisan and bipartisan discussion," but he added: "I don't think it will affect our bipartisan foreign policy because everything has come out before. " Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said some Republicans will undoubtedly "try to use what happened at Yalta for political purposes." But the Republican party as a whole, he said, "will have to decide whether to place their country or their party first." Both Mansfield and Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) said that, with the benefit of hindsight, it appears obvious that former President Roosevelt "made some mistakes" at Yalta, where he conferred with Churchill and Russian Premier Stalin. But Mansfield said Roosevelt "was guided to a considerable extent by his military advisers." j As presented to Roosevelt, Mans: field said, the crucial result to be achieved at Yalta was a commit- j mem from Russia to enter the war against Japan and thus cut back an anticipated one million casualties in an assault on the Japanese homeland. "Must Learn Facts" Jackson said Gen. Douglas Mac- UN Council Studies Gaza Battle Report WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Appropriations Cqm- n the past three years and ad'- mittee .today urged an all-out attack on "the great and grow- •anced to the quarterfinals of the ling nrob!fiin : ' of mfintallv retarrtpri rhilrlrpn. ;tate tournament before running lut of gas. Starts at 7 Tonight's fete sponsored by the Chickasaw Booster Club is expected attract at least 150 persons to he Crystal Room at the Noble. The ianquet starts at 7 O'clock and Ickets will be available at the door. A number of out-of-town guests vill be present including the Chick oach of the 1920's who tutored iVhitworth. Ben Lincoln, and Mrs jincoln, now of Pocahontas. Others include former teammate- if Whitworth both in high schoo nd college. They are Charles B. (Foots) Cle- neuts, president of American Company in Memphis nd Troy Denlon, owner and pros- dent of Yellow Cab Company ir lemphis, who .were members of he. Alabama football team togcth- r with Whitworth; and Fred Ar- lantroiit, now of C.imden, Tenn •ho was a teammate on the Chick quad. Other guests who also will be rec- Sce WHITWORTH on Page 14 James Gardner Mobile X-Ray Unit Chairman By WILLIAM N'. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Security Council members today studied a personal report by the U. N. Palestine truce chief on the Feb. 28 Gaza battle in preparation for further debate on the Egyptian-Israeli fighting. * The il-nation group recessed its formal discussion yesterday after Canadian Maj. Gen. E.L.M. Burns, head of the truce supervision organization, made it plain that ha held Israel responsible for the clash in which 38 Egyptians and 8 Israelis died. But Burns' report also upheld and Israeli contention that continued Egyptian infiltration across School Election Is Tomorrow Bond Issues, Few Races for Posts Offered Voters Mississippi County voters go to the polls tomorrow in annual school elections with three bond issues, one tax millage increase and four the border is one of the main causes of tension In the Holy Land. He said Egyptian authorities "should take appropriate measures" to stop such moves. Meets Next Week The.council adjourned subject to 15! of Turkey, Its next meeting probably will be Tuesday or Wednes- school'board races providing the call by its president, Selim Sarper only action in the county's 15 ! "' -"•-'—* T '~ —* i; u school districts. The Blytheville district has the largest bond issue on the ballot '$470,000 j, the only millage increase and one of the school board Other Issues Other bond issues are being asked as Leachville and Burdette, and school board races are listed at Osceola, Gosnell, and Dyess. BlytheviUe voters are being asked to approve the bond issue and a five-mill increase ( to 45 mills) as a part of a proposed 31,000,000 school construction program. School officials are attempting to obtain federal funds on the strength of air base reactivation to go with the requested bond issue for construction of four grade one being sought in the county. All other districts are asking the same EXPLORER CLlfB SPEAKER —Willis Butter. Jr., will present lecture and film on Mexico to ic Blythevllle Explorers Club on tidily at Noble Hotel. Mr. But- cr will present ft one hour, 20- ilnute program which will in- liule a film In color. He is a •orld traveler, motion picture hotogrnpher, universal lecturer nd has worked In public rela- on« and broadcasting. A dinner icetlng 1ft scheduled. ing problem 1 ' of mentally retarded children. * It recommended a S750.0QO allotment to launch a research program in this field and directed the Office of Education to present "a real program' 1 next year. j The funds were contained in a ! 52,337,522.261 appropriation bill to i finance the Labor Department, the i Department of Health, education j land Welfare, and related agencies I for the fiscal year Ptariinjr July 1. j In a report written by Rep. j Fog-arty i D-RI >, the committee said from three to five million children are in the "mentally American peo-! bond issue to be useci to firiish P a H intelligence ^service was said to be James Gardner of Blythevllle has j been named county chairman for the county Tuberculosis Association's mobile x-ray unit, it was announced today by the Rev. E. H, Hall, association president. The unit visit the county from April 5 until April 22 and Mr. Gardner will name various local chairmen to handle arrangements for the free chest x-ray program. Goal of this year's visit, is to x-ray 500 persons every day. Due to lack of funds, the unit will be in the county only 14 days this year, the assiciation pointed out. Mr. Gardner pointed out .that no child will be x-rayed without permission from parents on a spccin form which may be obtained from the County Health Unit. Mr. Gardner has served five years on the board of directors of the association and for three years has been an executive committee member. He is first vice-president of the group. Arthur had told him as. late as i schools expansion of another and July 1945 that 500,000 American construction of a new field house. casualties would be the price for [ The millage increase is the only knocking Japan to her knees. A month later the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima threw these estimates far out of focus. Capehart said the pie must learn "all the horrifying facts" of Yalta. "The decisions we made there were very damaging," he said. "Now that they have been officially released they show that the Republicans were only telling the terrible truth about Yalta." Capehari said publication "will make the Democrats less aggressive in their attacks on President Eisenhower and more docile in following rhe President's foreign pol- Egyptian Ambassador Omar Loutfi called On the council to punish Israel as an aggressor .He suggested it might even invoke sanctions—economic, political or military—to prevent another such incident. Israeli sources indicated they expect the council to limit itself to lesser action. The U. N. truce chief told the council his investigators found that Israeli Army troops launched the attack on an Egyptian military camp near Gaza and a truckload of Egyptians reinforcements. Burns said it was "most important to assess the causes contributory to this grave incident." Citing Israeli charges of Egyptian spying, murder and sabotage inside Israel, he added: "The Gaza incident could appear in this context as retaliation for 1 as is no\v effective. i '^ e spying 1 , sabotage and murders Leachville is seeking a 536.500! for which the Egyptian military responsible." Causing Tension ing for the district's gym built two years ago, for additional school equipment and for repairs to present buildings. ; The truce chief said tension be- Burdette's 535.000 issue is being [ween the two countries also had sought for the purpose of construct-! bpen heightened by Egypt's seizure ing a Ne?ro elementary school to | of the Israeli freighter Bat Galim See SCHOOLS on Page 14 George Go be I Series Begins Three Are Hurt When Automobile, Train Collide Three persons were slightly injured last night when their car crashed into north bound Diesel No. 103 of the Cotton Bolt Railroad. The left side of the car driven by Carl Poff of Blylheville was completely demolished and Mr. Poff was hospitalized. Poff was reported in good condition at Wall's Hospital this morn- ng. Ho .suffered several cracked ribs nnd lacerations nbove his left eye. The two other occupants of the car were slightly injured and wore rclcnscd after medical treatment was administered. A-Test Delayed LAS VEGAS, Nev. (/Pi—Unfavorable weather hits caused postponement of today's scheduled atom ahol, _ larded" category "yet the problem has gone almoFt unnoticed by the 1 leaders in education and in medical research." There is only ''the haziest notion" of what cruises the problem or how many children could be helped through a planned program the committee .said. •The research will be conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness and the National Memal Health Institute. The budgets of these two agencies were hiked S500.000 and j $250,000 respectively to foot the | bill. But Chairman Richards <D-SC't of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the question of whether the Yalta papers will wreck bipartisanship depends on whether the Republicans "attempt to exploit them." Sen. Mundt (R-SD) agreed with (. apehart, terming the documents a "political goldmine which is timeless." Too many Alice Gobels confuse you? Well, Erskine Johnson, NEA Hollywood writer, a tempts to straishten out TV fans on the real George and Alice Gobel in a three-part series of stories lie- binning today in the Courier News. The first installment appears j (0 sturtv Burn: on Page 2. I inff a new one. a' Suez last Sept. 28 and her execution of two Jews in Cairo in Janu' ary a.s Zionist spies. | Lout f i. without referring to ! Burns' re-port, asked the council to ! move scamsi Israel under Chapter i Seven of ihf 1 U. N. Charter. This | secnnn provides that, to enforce its resolutions, the council may call for severance of diplomatic relation?, economic blockade or even mil it a rv action against a recalcitrant nation. j rpi'ae! Ambassador 4i7ba Eban I throw awny a speech he had pre- I pared fnr the meetine. He planned report before w-rit- Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy this afternoor and tonight. Occasional ram this afternoon. Tomorrow partly cloudy Warmer tomorrow afternoon. Sunday partly cloudy and mild. Outlook Monday through Wednesday: wann- er Monday, cooler Tuesday, scattered .showers and thunder-showers High this afternoon mid 50s dow tonight near 40. MISSOURI — Generally fair and warmer north decreasing cloudiness south this afternoon; incrcusing tonight with occasional rain or drizzle .southeast by morning; warmer west and north tonight; Saturday cloudy and windy with showers south and east central; low tonight 30s northeast to 40 southwest; high Saturday in the 60s. Minimum this, morning—38. Mnvtmum yesirrdny--'!3. Sunrise tomorrow—6 ;06. Sunset todny—0:10. Mean tompt'rnturn—40.5. Precipitation Inst 2'l lioure to 7 p.rn —2.OS. Precipitation Jim. I to tliilo—0.84. This Date Last Year Maximum ysst erdny—63. Minimum this morning-—11. Prerlpitntlon Jammry 1 to date — 2.JD. AT FIREMEN'S FISH FRY — About 40 persons were on hand last night In BlytheviUe firemen's kitchen and dining hnll on Cherry when this department entertained Memphis Fire Chief John Klinke (standing center) and other members o< his department. Blytheville's department has been conferring with Memphis regarding purchsw of new equipment. Above are Mayor E. R, JacJc- son. Chief Klinke, Sheriff William Berryman and (seated) Blythevllle Firt Chief Roy H*»d. <C«w- ter New* Pholo)

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