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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 22, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMIKANT NEWSPAPER Ot HORTHZABT ARKANSAS AND BODTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 1 Blytheville Courier Blythevllto Dally Newi Blythevlllt Hertld Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 66 Killed as Navy Plane Crashes Transport Hits Hawaiian Mountain in Heavy Rain HONOLULU (AP) — A U. S. Navy transport plane with 66 aboprd crashed into a Hawaii mountain early today and the Navy announced there were no survivors. The huge plane crashed and ex-<. ploded into flame Inside the Lualu- alei naval ammunition depot on the west coast of Oahu 29 miles from Honolulu. Halfway Up Mountain 'At the time of the crash there was a low overcast and it was raining heavily. AP Correspondent Roy 'Essoyan said from the naval depot that the plane crashed about halfway up the side of the mountain. . Essoyan said the wreckage still was glowing about three hours after the crash, which came at 2 a.m. (6 a.m. CST). The plane carried 57 passengers and a crew of 9, the Navy reported. The big transport took off from Hickam Field here last yesterday and was four hours and 26 minute? eastbound when it turned back, the Navy said. A police officer five miles away heard the crash and described it "one big explosion like a thunderclap." he said "the whole sky was red" for an hour and a half. No IVord of Survivors A navy spokesman said the aircraft "is burning and rescue teams are at the scene. We have had no word of survivors. Ambulances are as close to the scene as they can get." Cmdr. J. Smith of the Hawaiian 6ea Frontier said the plane was an RD6 from the Moffett Naval air station near Sun Jose, Calif. Smith said the plane hit u ridge line about 2,000 feet southeast of the main gate of the Laulaulei naval ammunition depot. The depot is about 30 to 40 miles from Honolulu . Smith said he did not know whether there were any women or children aboard. MATS planes frequently curry dependents of military personnel. X-Ray Chairmen, Sites Announced Mobile Unit Comes to County Next Month .Community chairmen and sites for the mobile x-ray unit's visit to Mississippi County were announced today hy James Gardner, county chairman for the Tuberculosis Association's free x-ray service. Leachville is first stop for the unit next (month) in Mississippi County. Here are chairmen and sites: Lenchvllle— Mrs. E. R. Shannon, hospital. Manila— Mrs. Eilbo Osborne, Legion Hut. Dell— Mrs. John Miles Miller, Main Street. Armorfl— Mrs. R. W. Nichols, Armorel Store. Blytheville— Mrs. Randall Hawks, , Lux Courthouse square. Luxora— Mrs. Elliott Sarlain, Theatre. Osceola— Mrs. P. D. Johnson. Planters Bank. Wilson— Mrs. Jerry Culloni, Wilson Tavern. Joiner— Mrs. Bob mith, Ben Butler Co. Dycss— J. C. Thames, Dyess Drug Store. Kciser— Mrs. George Cunningham, Kei.ser Supply. West Ridge— Mrs. Mae Hammond, West Ridge Store. Trade Mission Delayed TOKYO Wi - Foreign Office sources today said the Chinese Communist trade mission to Japan had been postponed indefinitely in a dispute over visas, The sources said the delegates, Including several already in Hong Kong, refused to travel to Japan unless their passports were stamped to show them as representatives of the Chinese Red government. j Cold Wave Grips Most of State; More to Come Mercury Dips Below Freezing Mark in Northern Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A seige of cold — but clear — weatner is expected in Arkansas this week after weekend rainstorms that, flood some farmland and filled rivers and streams for the first time in many' months. Freezing or near-freezing temperatures were reported in the northern half of the state early this morning. Slightly warmer weather is expected Wednesday afternoon, but the U. S. Weather bureau at Little Rock said that temperatures will continue below normal Thursday through Sunday. More Tonight A low reading of 15 to 20 degrees is expected in northwest Arkansas tonight. In tfie central, southeast and southwest areas, the Weather Bureau looks for temperatures slightly below freezing again tonight. The rain which pelted Arkansas Sunday and Monday slacked off Monday night and the cold moved in behind it. The entire .state reported a considerable drop in temperature from noon to midnight. The mercury got down to fre ing in the northeast and northwest sections of the state last night. At Clark.'jville, peach growers feared the freeze would ruin their budding crop. Snow fell at Clarksville. Sleet was reported at Fayetteville and Van Buren in the afternoon and at Fort Smith last night. A trace of snow was reported as far south as Little Rock. Severe thunderstorms were reporter 1 in the Shreveport, La. are yesterday and the Weather Bureau there has issued flood warnings for the northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas areas. No Flood Fears But the Weather Bureau at Little Rock says that It has no fears for cities along the rising rivers because of extensive levy systems. The U. S. District Engineers office at LiUle Rock agreed with the Weather Bureau but pointed out that low farmlands along the .swelling waterways probably wtll be submerged. Low temperatures last night and early today included: Devils Knob 11, Fayetteville 12, Flippin, Mena and Newport 23, Hope and Searcy 25, Walnut Ridge and Batcsvillc 26, Little Rock and Camden 27, and Pine Bluff, Texarkana and El Dorado 28. Cold Wove Cuts Into Peach Crop BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas' commercial p.e ac h crop—worth 3 to 4 million dollars may be cut from 75 to 100 per cent by Lhe cold, yave that moved into north uTsl ArJom.s.'i.s late yesterday. At FayeUeville, Washington County Agent Carl Rose said: "It is my RUP.SS today that our peach crop may be just about a total loss." However, Rose said that a one- inch snow had protected strawberries in that area and that grapes and apples were not far enough advanced to be harmed by the severe freeze. Technicians Take Utley Killing Evidence to Lab for Study CARUTHERSVILLE — Prosecuting Attorney James (Tick) Vlckery revealed late Monday afternoon that he believes four persons were involved in the murder early Friday of Hubert Utley, 46, Holland liquor store and night club opera- He said Junior Robinson, Utlcy's employee who was taken hostage after the shooting, heard his two captives refer to the persons in the getaway car as "they," Implying there was more than one person waiting. Two laboratory technicians from Jefferson City, who flew by plane to Holland Friday, are now In Jefferson City itudylng the shotgun found near Utlcy's abandoned Cadillac and other thing", Vlckery *Uo uld, However, he would not reveal what "other things" he meant. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Question In Riff Seven Class A Cage Tourney Arises . . . . 1024 Wai Chicks' Flrat Undefeated Football Renson . . . Tlgero' I,ary lit Workhorse of Pitching .Staff . . . Indians' Herb Score llotteil Rookie Pitcher Since Feller . . . Sport* . . . I'abcs 8-9. . . . George Gohel . . . Hone and BuffKy Comedian In Atomic ARC . . . Pane 7 ... Sen. Gor« Telld of Experience* nn Atomic Submarine . . . Pane 3. What We Overlook in Amba Case: US. Blocks Real China Blockade By FRED SPARKS NBA Stiff Correspondent TAIPEI — (NBA) — The Chinese Nationalist Navy and Air Force, under indirect U. S. pressure, has for several months been "looking the other way" as ships of non-Communist nations deliver cargoes, including war materials, to Chinese Communist ports. This fact seems to have been overlooked in debate over the Finnish tanker "Aruba, halted by a crew strike while en route to Red China. The "Aruba" Is hauling fuel that could be used by Red MIG planes against Chiang's offshore islands or Formosa itself. From Taipei it seems humorous to hear American Senators suggest using U. S. warships to swat the 'Aruba" when the U. S. has pre- ented Nationalists sinking other ships with similar cargoes. More than a year ago, after several ugly little incidents' during which Nationalist planes strafed British vessels (in one case killing a captain on hsi bridge), the Nationalists were urged to "lay off" vessels flying the Union Jack. Nationalist attacks on British ships — long the primary, ferries to China — complicated Washington's attempts to work out an Asian policy in concert with London. Q. S. pressure against blockade activity increased in recent months as Washington apparently decided to seek a "cease fire" and neutralize Formosa. Since last fall there has been no lull blockade. There is still a blockade against Communist ships, not only Bed Chinese but Soviet and satellite ships. Nobody here denies — olf the record — that we are "blockading the blockade." They just don't want headlines on the matter. After being quoted directly, Oen. •Villiam Chase, Chief U. S. Military Advisor here, was muzzled by the Pentagon. Right now the good general tries to hide behind a potted palm every time he sees a reporter In the hotel lobby. The Americans don't like to have it publicized that they are telling the Nationalists what to do. And the Nationalists don't like to have PATROL SHIPS — Patrol ships of Chiang's Navy, like this one, patrol the Straits of Formosa, but they "look the other way" when they spot ships of non-Red nations steaming into Red China ports. lt. publicized that they're being told what to do. To put the final finger on this blockade business 1 visited two of the highest possible sources — one in Nationalist Navy Headquarters, the other in the U. S. Embassy. The Chinese Navy officer said: "We depend on the U. S. for our training, our ships, part replacements and every gallon of fuel. American officers giving us this stuff said their material is to be used only for the defense of Formosa, the .ePscadores and offshore See ARUBA on Page 12 Ike Opposed to Big Four Meet, GOP Leaders Say Specific Evidence of Russia's Faith Needed, President Says WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressional leaders said today President Eisenhower is opposed to a top level conference of the Western powers with Russia at this time. After the regular weekly meeting of GOP leaders with the President, Sen. Knowland (R- Calif) told newsmen that Eisenhower still feels: 1. There must be some specific* " evidence of Soviet good faith be- Sen. Johnston Soys; employes. 2,000 Marines P/ay War During Atom Bomb Blast LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Two thousand Marines practiced war today with a live atom bomb — the sixth nuclear device of the 1955 test series. The blast was set off atop a 500-foot tower at 5:05 a.m. and Was described as junior The Atomic Energy Commission, shortly after the explosion lighted the desert sky and shook Las Veeas, announced that Marine maneuvers proceeded as scheduled. _ ° - _ -- + Plans called for the Leathernecks to take shelter from the ex- 1 1st bastion. fort; he would be willing to meet wit'i Russia's Premier Bulganin. 2. Such a conference should not take place in any event until after the Paris agreements have been ratified. The agreements provide for arming West Germany. Proposal Discussed Knowland, the Senate GOP floor leader, and House Republican Leader Martin (Mass) reported the President is opposed on these gounds to the proposal by Sen. George fD-Ga), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee, for a top level conference of the major powers as soon as possible. Knowland said the George proposal was discussed at the President's session with the GOP leaders. Eisenhower has made it cleai repeatedly, Kno'vland added, that he feels there should be ito meeting of the heads of state of the major powers until the Soviet government shows "by deeds rather than words" that it is sincere about trying to ease internatipr- 1 ! tensions. Knowland recalled that Eisenhower has said several times that the Soviet government could demonstrate good faith by such steps as agreement on an Austrian peace treaty, unification of Germany, and unification of Korea. No Indication So far, Knowland added, "there j of the Grand Jury which met yes- has been no indication on the part j terday returning no true bills, of the Soviet government" of any willingness to take such steps. Knowland said he wanted to make it clear that the President 10 Percent Federal Pay Raise Likely By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) said today, "it looks as if we have enough votes" in the Senate to pass a 10 per cent pay raise for l'/2 million federal Circuit Court Opens in Osceola Grand Jury Returns No True Bill On Watson Charges OSCEOLA—The spring term of Osceola District Circuit Court. h and the rest of the administration j charged with criminal division a county court morning following a one-day session The jury's .action yesterday freed Caroll \V. Watson, widely known Osceola businessman and member of the City Council, who had been The Senate may start'debate this afternoon on the first of the bills, covering 500.000 postal workers. Next will come a similar pay measure for the one million classified civil service workers. The House yesterday gave th« Eisenhower administration a rebuff by voting overwhelmingly, 302-120, against calling up a 7'/ 2 per cent average postal pay raise bill under a rule banning any amendment. Rule Sought Such a rule had been sought by administration leaders and Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) to head off convened at [floor moves for a bigger raise. The house here this j rule required a two-thirds vote; it feel George has every right to his opinion. But George's position, Knowland declared, "is not the view of the government at this time." George has linked his call for a Bis Power conference with the Formosa situation. George, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an-interview he fears the Chinese Communists soon may attack outposts of the Chinese National- murder of a Negro caught attempting to steal some coal from Watson Ice and Coal Co. Mr. Watson had admitted shooting the Negro, Edward Lee Brown, ;ot little more than one-third. After the vote, Chairman Murray ID-Term) of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee said he had "no plans" to call the bill up again, indicating an indefinite delay. "They voted against a 6 per cent pay raise, and that's that," he declared. The bill would have given a minimum 6 per cent boost to all postal employes; those in higher paid jobs would have received more so that the average would have been , he ran fr^m the coal yard. Guilty Pleas Four Negroes entered pleas of guilty to two charges, burglary and: 71, p er C enr. grand Larceny in connection with a j House members supporting a series of robberies in a three-coun- j bigger raise said they were certain cy area earlier this year. ] another try would be made. f • A L L oonous ADUSG OT Storage Program Found plosion in trenches several thou-1 cautiously toward the blast area at Yucca Flat. 151 Planes Of 115 aircraft taking part in the maneuvers, 38 were Marine heli- WASHJNGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators to- copters and 22 Marine jet fighters. day reported finding "serious abuses" under the government's originally the AEC had sched- J - nrnuram • ulecj a ma J° r nuclear bla?t for to" g * The Appropriations Com- day. H this plan had been carried mittee disclosed that its invest!- out the military maneuvers would gators and those of the Govern-1 not have been conducted. But aft- ment Accounting Office had re- er weather conferences, it was deported that as a result future loss- cided to go ahead with ihe smaller es on grain held under federal farm price support operations "will undoubtedly be heavy from could get a conference of 'the big powers she would do her best to restrain the Red Chinese," he said. He has expressed in . the past some doubt about Moscow's ability See IKE on Page 12 They were Henry Thomas Booker. Arthur Thompson, Jr., Will Jones. Jr., and L. H. Jones. The informations filed charge :he men with robberies of Idaho Store at Bassett and the Lee Wilson Company Store at Marie. n Company Store at Mare. ; The informations also, notes thei aouars - President Eisenhower hinted strongly he would veto any increase higher than contained in the Murray bill—an estimated 150 million dollars a year. The Johnston bill would cost about 220 million Reds Review Book Written By Allied Prisoners TOKYO UP}— Pelping radio today broadcast a review "Thinking Soldiers," of and book. said It was edited by three Allied prisoners who refused to leave the Communists after the Korean War. Peiping named as editors Lawrence B. Sullivan. Santa Barbara, Calif.; Richard G. Corden. Providence, R. I.; and Andrew Condron, Scotland. All refused repatriation in Operation Big Switch. Tile book is reported to relate experiences of 30 American and British soldiers captured in Korea. Doctor Admits Killing Family McALESTER, Okla. (ff)—Dr. Ben T. Galbraith. 34-year-old prominent McAlester physician, today admitted he killed his wife and three children and told authorities "I want to die as quickly as possible." Galbraith, returned .here early today from Henderson, Term., where he was arrested, made his confession to County Attorney Jfimes Whyte. It was recorded on a wire recorder. The bodies of his wife and three children were found in their burning home Thursday morning while Gailbraith said he was in Norman, OklA. However, in his confession, the socially prominent physician said he went to McAlester in the middle of the night, slew his family and then set t.he house afire. To Resume Debate UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (/P) — The U.N, Security Council will meet tomorrow to resume debate on the Gaza incident, in which 38 Egyptians and eight Israelis were killed In a border clash. ft/en at Work LONDON (/P)—Foreign Secretary Anlhony Eden returned to work to- unsatisfactory bins purchased." They said many past "mistakes" which proved costly have been repeated recently. Rep. Whttten (D-Miss) told officials of the Agriculture Department's Commodity Stabilization Service the program appeared to be handled'on "a haphazard ba- threatening "tremendous Fees paid move grain local were lasses" intends to seek a committee Investigation to "get at this at the state level" where the program Is chiefly run. Irregularities Cited The investigators reported they found: Wooden storage bins have been creeled by private contractors with knotholes up to two inches in size. Calking: compounds used in weather-proof bins ignored government specifications. Other than low bids were accepted for bin construction. contractors to not negotiated on a bid basts, "but were generally at maximum approved rates." Government-financed bins were used in some cases as auto repair shops, workshops and chicken coops. The Agriculture Department acknowledged some awards for manufacture of storage bins "were made not entirely on the basis of lowest cost." The department said this was not because of favoritism, but because of inability of some manufacturers to meet delivery schedules, dissatisfaction with materials nnri other factors. Comi ittec investigators also reported excessive cost and poor work in maintenance and repair of grain structures. Pride to Formosa TAIPEI, Formosa (/r>—Vice Adm. Alfred M. Pride, commander of the U. S. 1th Fleet, arrives tomorrow to resume talks with senior American and Chinese Nationalist officers. It Is assumed Pride will con- llnne to work on a survey of Na- diy tiler being out with Influenza, tionallst military requirement*. Theater Bids Are Asked For Air Base Project admittedpartrpationby the men T se'-e-al oihcr thefts ' 'will Jnnos and Booker also had eiiilly pleas to a series ' Johnston, chairman of the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee, asked if he felt the veto threat might, harm chances of his c'-.Pi-- e robberies in'poiniett and Critten- bill for a 10 percent raise said: dor Co'iivv Ci'-ci:i: Courts . "I don'think so. The Presiden shot. Yesterday t h e Leathernecks moved into bivouac areas 11 miles distant. The plan called for some of them to remain at this distance. Others in trenches 3,500 yards from the detonation tower were to move into loading zones after the explosion and board helicopters for an airborne attack on simulated objectives in the blast area. Seen In Los Angeles Watching today's test were Army Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps ob ervers. Today's shot was seen as far away as Los Angeles, San Fran Cisco and Phoenix. Ariz., In Las Vegas, 75 miles from the Yucca Float test site it was seen as fl quick, white flash with a diminishing orange color that lingered for a second or two. The cloud rose fast and high and quickly started breaking up. It was expected to move northward. Observers in Las Vegas area said the blast today was not as large as the big test of March 8 that was seen in 11 Western states. However, these observers said it was larger than a shot referred to as the "baby A-bomb." In Las Vegas the rumble and shake of the detonation was felt approximately seven minules after the sky was lighted up by the explains. The shock was described us resembling a minor earthquake. Central School Roundup Is Set Central PTA will hold its preschool roundup Thursday at the Health Unit beginning at 1 p. m. This project is for children of parents who have not retained a family physician for the pre-school examination. Dr. W. T. Rainwater, Dr. F. Don Smith and Dr. Jack Webb will make the examinations. Letters arc sent to nil parents in which ft form is enclosed to be filled In by the family physician and returned to the health unit or presented at time of the child's registration In school, Firs', case being tried today ' a burglary charge acamst Eu- I cene McBride. .Vecro of Osceola, ! who is accused of illegally ent-er- ; ing an Osceola residence. LITTLE BOCK — An invitation ] Cimm Judge H G> p a rtlow is presiding over the session. ,t was should have learned enough about politics by now to know that any piece of legislation involves give and take." will be issued this week for bids for construction of a 350-seat theater at Blytheville Air Force Base. Bids will be received about April 21, according to Col. Staunton Brown, Little Rock District Engineer. Corps of Engineers. Building will be of masonry construction and contain about 4,600 square feet of floor space. It will be complete with a stage, I dressing rooms, and air conditioning. The construction time under the contract will be 240 calendar days. Col. Brown also announced postponement of receipt of bids for a, dental clinic at Blytheville from March 21 to April 20. Bids for a cold storage warehouse \ and for rehabilitation of the swimming pool at the Blytheville base will be received March 23. Noble Gill Wins On Write-In Vote Noble Gill, a write-in candidate, ousted the unopposed incumbent. C. W. Garrigan, from the Dell School oBard in Saturday's school election. Mr. Gill received 48 write-in votes to 40 for Mr. Garrigan, who was seeking re-election to a five-year term. In other write-in activity, Wiimer Smith received an unofficial count of 21 write-in potes in the Keiser district, though the unopposed candidate, Lewis Wilbanks, polled 106 votes. GIs With Low Aptitude Scores To Be Released Mcililiilions lor UiM By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM . Dent, of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NBA Service Our responsibility for encouraging others in the worth-while things of life is suggested by Hebrews 13:16, (RSV): "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have." Earlier translations at this point read: "But to do good and to communicate forget not." The word "communicate" is so frequently used among us with other meanings that the real significance in this connection is obscured. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper is often referred to as the Communion, and to participate in that is to communicate. But this is not an injunction to partake frequently of the Eucharist. Outside religious circles, communicate is frequently used in the modern world ir (he sense of make known or convey Information. So important is this in our time that an eastern university is now offering a doctorate in communications. The word "Gospel" means good news, and it is the Christian's duty to circulate that as widely as possible. However, the real meaning of the Greek word here Is, as the RSV has It, to share. It indicates "having things In common." Life's finest treasures can never be enjoyed In solitude. They are multiplied when others partake of them with us. A layman in the middle-west has a theory that it is when we fall to do this voluntarily that the government is compelled to step In and make us do It. We must not be forgetful or neglectful about this. Outgoing consideration for others prompts us to take positive steps "to do good and share what you have." HEIDELBERG, Germany. (IP) — The U. S. Army announced today it is sending 5,367 soldiers home from Europe for discharge because they scored "below standard" in mental and aptitude tests. The Army's European headquarters said a.ll have had at least three years active service and are "ineligible for re-enlistment due to current higher standards." The announcement said the discharges were "necessitated by the directed limitations on manpower ceilings and the need for maintaining quality of manpower in a reduced strength modern army." The rotation, ordered under a epartment of the Army directive all commands, will begin in May I ,.nd will be completed by the end of July, the announcement said. Total .strength of the U. S. Army In Europe is about 300,000 men. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and continued cold this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday fair and warmer. High this afternoon near 40; low, tonight in mid-20s. MISSOURI—Fair this afternoon; colder southeast, warmer west and north; partly cloudy, warmer tonight and Wednesday; occasional light snow extreme northeast Wednesday and chance of showers lato Wednesday; low tonight 28-32; high Wednesday In the 40s, Maximum ycntordny—80. Minimum lhlr> morning—30. Sunrlfie tomorrow—<J;00, Siinfict, today—6:13. Mttftn temperature— 43. Precipitation la«t 24 noun t* 7 p.m, —.«. Precipitation .Tun. 1 to dat*—13.W. Thll D»t« LMt Yt« Maximum yesterday—55. Minimum this morning—-32, Precipitation January 1 to 4ftt« — 12.68.

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