The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI—NO. 3 BlythevUle Courier Blyttwvlll* Daily Ntwi Blythevllle Herald tllMlulppl Valle; Leader THE DOMDiANT NEWSPAPER OF MORTHgAgl ARKANSAJ AMD BODTHKABT MX86OUM BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday ' SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Council Acts To Buy Truck, New Building Blytheville's City Council plunked down $47,950 last night in the first defimte move to strengthen the city's fire department. dations for permanent firemen- when remodeling is completed. Releases Asked For Its money, the Council got a new flre truck, complete with equipment, and, for $30,000, the Anthony Building which udjolns City Hall. The Anthony Building will be used to house a new central fire department—three trucks, including the new one, and living nccommo- Shotgun Said Weapon Used In Murder CARUTHERSVILLE - The shotgun found near Cooler following last week'3 Holland slaying of Hubert Utley ha.s definitely been established as the weapon wielded in the liquor store murder, Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney James A. (Tick) Vickrey said today. Ballistics tests on the 12 gauge gun found near Ulley's abandoned automobile after the shooting prov- __ n ed It was the one which wounded two years, "so we can" see "where Sale of the building, however, Is contingent on gaining lease waivers from present occupants. Tom A. Little, Sr., who Is making the sale, said nil tenants had agreed to seek new offices immediately ajid had told him they wouldn't attempt to retain their of- flces under terms of the lease. Unexpected opposition to the move arose from Second Ward Alderman W. Kemper Bruton, who lold Council, "I wouldn't feel I was doing my duty to the people 01 Blytheville if I didn't point out that We may be moving too fast on this thing." He .said he thought that in view of the city's eastward growth, the money might be spent more wisely by establishing a substation in east Blytheville. Amendment Dies He offered, as an amendment to the motion to buy the Anthony Building, a measure which would have prevented the city from making any changes in the building for MISSISSIPPI NEARS TOP — The mighty Mississippi Is bursting at its seams with the vast rush of water from the North which already has inundated countless acres of lowlands through Arkansas and Mississipoi. Photo above shows the huge flow of water, with wind-created white-capped waves up to four feet high, as it nears the top of the bank at Barfield landing. With the crest yet to come, the rjver Js expected to leave its banks all along this area's shoreline. (Courier News Photo) Knowland to Continue To Discuss Yalta Issue WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Knowland (R-Calif} said tt day he is going to talk about the Yalta conference "wheneve it is pertinent" despite President Eisenhower's statement sue discussions gain nothing. The President told his news con Utley in the ambush-slaying last Friday night, Vickrey said. The tests were made by the Missouri crime laboratory at Jefferson City. Other than that, no new developments have been reported, though Vickrey pointed out that a number of lend. 1 ) sire still being checked out by Pemiscot officials together with state police and crime lab technicians, who have been in on the investigation from the beginning. Rumors that an arrest had been made were discounted by Vickrey today. we're going." In the meantime, he suggested that the new truck be housed in City Hall, which would have to be modified, and that sleeping quarters be made in upstairs City Hall to accommodate the firemen. The amendment died /or Jack of a second, however. Mayor E. H. Jackson, in reply to Mr. Bniton's amendment, said a station cast of City Hall wouldn't help the city's fire risk rating. "Personally, I favor purchase of this building. We need the addi- "We're still a long way that point," he said. Several leads have been checked through and a few have fallei through, he said. Fingerprints as a factor in solving the murder havi been discounted by crime lab experts, Vfckcry said, though, efforts to find the other gun involved .38 caliber automatic pistol) arc being mndc. from I tional space and it isn't often ! chance to gain such conveniently loca ted property comes up," the Mayor said. Ac lion Unanimous Council action on acquiring the Sec COUNCIL on Pa/re 3 Paris Treaties Are Signed BONN, Germany f/P)—President Theodor Neuss today signed the Paris treaties calling for West German rearmament in the Atlantic Alliance. The president acted despite a suit filed by the opposition Socialists in the Federal Constitutional Court challenging one of the tren- ties agreement. the French-German Soar Intid* Today'* Courier Newt , . . Mitchell Praises Carpen- Ur •« Tops In Any Formation . . . Mississippi County and Northeast Arkansas Dominate Arkansas SUte College's Spring Football Roster . . . Yankees Up to Old Tricks with One HI* Innlnf . . . Sports . . . Paces u-u . . . . . . Reds Can Now Match V. ». Mr Mlfht In Orient . . . Pan 5.... New Meetings On Formosa Defense Open TAIPEI, Formosa iff 1 ) — Senio American and Chinese Nationals officers responsible for the defens of Formosa and the Pescadores be gan a new series of conferences to day on Nationalist military re quirements. U. S. officers taking part \ver Vice Adm. Alfred M. Pride, com mander of the U. S. 7th Fleet; Maj Oen. William C. Chase, head of th' Military Assistance Advisor; Group; and Rear Adm. Frederic! N. Kivete. commander of the For misa Strait patrol . Col. Hsiung En-teh, Defensi Ministry spokesman, isued a statement saying a Nationalist-American combined command or staf: "has not been planned." Traffic Bonds Are Forfeited Five motorists forfeited bonds on speeding charges this morning n. .the Municipal Court and one 3.W.I. case was continued unti Monday, March 28. R. V. Hopper forfeited a $10 on a speeding charge and Billy Jack Wadkins, Mclvin Scott, Richard O'Brien and William George each orfeited $19.75 bonds on the same :harge. John J. Barnes was released on i $111.75 bond on a charge of driv- ug 1 while drunk. Meditations for LENT By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Depl. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NBA Service "The impossible we do at once; the miraculous taKes a little longer." This slogun, heard often during World War II, seems to have been especially characteristic of the "Seabees," the construction bnl- tnlions thnt built bridges overnight and cleared airfields In the jungle and made swamps habitable. The saying is attributed to Gen. Brehon Somervell, who died Feb. 13, 1855. During all his professional life, General Somervell hnd attempted great things. He had served as assistant chief of staff of the Supply Division of the Army of Occupation in Germany; Worns Progress Administrator for Now York City; and as president of a company maim- fnctiiring industrial machinery. During World War n his Army Service Forces had supplied » total of 8,300,000 men and disbursed 4172,000,000,000. For the Normandy invasion he arranged to land a million men and 100,000 vehicles In 109 dnys. each when needed. Although his was the ultimate responsibility, it Is evident that such achievements required the cooperation «nd usslstancc of thousands upon .thousands of others. Yet he did not scorn personal effort. During certain periods of his life, as in preparation for the invasions of North AMca, he regularly worked a. 98-hour week. Hnrd worlt, Inspired by patriotism, produced incredible results. The Christian serves an even greater cause. For him, hard work Is inspired by eagerness to advance Christ's kingdom. Sometimes the results arc out of proportion to the striving. "I cm do all tMn(t»," •ayi Paul (rhlllpplaw till, MV), "In him who rtrencUwu me." ference yesterday h. saw no vantage in going back 10 year and showing, in the light of aftc events, that somebody may hav been wrong or right. "President Eisenhower was ex pressing his personal opinion o this matter and I don't agree wit him," said Knowlr.nd, the GO leader. "I intend to continue t discuss Yalta whenever I believ it is pertinent." "Sad Lesson" Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of th Senate GOP Policy Committee toot about the .same view, saying In a separate interview: 'The bes guidepost in looking forward lie in benefiting from the lessons c the past. Yalta,was one of the sa lessons of history." Many Republicans have contend ed that at Yalta President Frank lin D. Roosevelt made concessions to the Russians which eventual! put Eastern Europe and China be "tind the Iron Curtain. Democrats reply that Roosevelt was following tl advice of his military advisers in trying to get lussir into the war with Japan. Agrees With Ike Sen. Clifford Case (R-NJ) said ; goes along with Eisenhower's contention that the way to ap- iroach the matter is to lay out the record dispassionately and not ry to damage reputations. Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) said it vas interesting to note Eisenhower's view on Yalta plus the President's assertion that he is'an sin- -orely bipartisan and nonpartisan is he knows how to be in foreign lollcy matters. "It's the same old story." Spark- nan said. "The Republicans are lying to build a wall around Els- nhower to shield Mm from politi- al criticism." o Visit U. S. ROME W—Premier Mario Scelba nd Foreign Minister Gaetano Marno left by air today for a 14-day Isit to the United Slates and Cnna- a. They will spend three days in Washington discussing mutual roblems with President Eisenhow- r and other U, S. officials. Acreage Dispute Is Aired By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON (APJ — southeast.- west dispute over details of a proposed increase in the 1955 national cotton acreage allotment gets an airing today in the Senate. Senators from the rival sections appeared far apart on the matter and some feared the dispute might block any acreage boost. As proposed by the Senate Agriculture Committee, the bill before the Senate is limited to an increase of 168,000 acres. All of it would be used to give small growers a minimum allotment of about four acres. Vote Was 10-1 This verson was agreed on by the committee after a series of meetings yesterday. Previously the committee had agreed on an increase of. 253.000 acres — 168,000 for the small grower minimum and 90,OOC to give each state a one-half of one per cent in its overall allotment. Voting 10-1, yesterday, however, the committee agreed to eliminate the percentage increase for each state. Since small growers are con centrated in the southeastern states, most of the cotton acreage provided under the new version would go to that area. The facl that little would go to the western states, including Texas and Arkansas, is the basis for the western protests,. Sen. Anderson (D-NM) was the lone dissenter in the committee action. Brought Protests The acreage situation came about when the agriculture department set the 1955 allotment at 18,113,000 acres, compared with with the 21,379,000 acres allowed last year, his sharp cut brought protests from many growers, causing the loudest wails among small growers cut to an acre or so. Southeastern cotton state senators contend the increase is needed to keep many small farmers See COTTON on Page 3 Sen. George Asks New Bid for Western Unity Efforts Said Needed as Prelude To Possible Big Four Meeting By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)—Sen. George D-Ga. called today for new efforts to achieve frea world unity as a prelude to a possible Big Four meeting this year on world peace Agreeing such unity is needed, Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) said in a separate interview it b6 ° ° * J " Big Thlee " C ° nference to iron ° ut P° lic y difto ences before any full-dress talks with Russia. Repeal of Two Tax Benefit Bills Sought George, chnirmnn of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has advocated a. top-level meeting of By CHARLES F. BARRETT Soviet Officer Tells of Unrest Sayi Berlin Students Organizing Against Communist Regime to repeal two business tax benefits — admitted costly mistakes — in last year's giant tax revision act. the United States, Russian, Britain I and France as soon a.s the West ' European defense setup is ratified and the way cleared for Germany to rearm. After Paris Treaties He said he feels President Eis^ enhower's news conference com- WASHINGTON (AP) - The House today called up a bill j Men?if wnifnT to^ee't w'tiTto ,„,! !..,„ !,,,„: „„ ..... 1 1:._ _.,.._.,,., .. . chiefs of o[hel . governmpnts ..jj there is a reasonable hope of getting .something done." "After the Paris agreements for arming Germany have been ratified, I hope that work can be started on an agenda for a high- ievel conference," George said. "1 woul- 1 hope that such an agenda could be developed by fall. "To my mind, it would be of tremendous value to ascertain how we and our friends are standing. I am afraid we don't know enough about what Great Britain i- thinking or what the French are thinking. A conference with them would help us." Unity Needed Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, said he interpreted Eisn- howr's remarks as indicating the President always Is willing to meet with the Russians but wants some Approval of the repeal move seemed certain, despite protests from some business spokesmen that it would be a most unusua and "cruel" injustice. The repeal would be retroactive to last year. Thus it would force a revision in thousands of 1954 tax returns • already filed—and cance out hundreds of millions of dollars already pocketed as profits. Repeal Favored The Eisennower administration and leaders i n both parties backed repeal. Democrats, however, hoped to make political hay out of the discovery of the mistakes in the OOP-sponsored 1954 act which rewrote almost all tax laws. They contended there may be other "loopholes" and "windfalls.' The two sections up for repeal (1) give some business firms a tax reduction for certain estimated future expenses and (2) defer payment of taxes on some income received for services to be performed in the future. Loss in Millions Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey has said business firms are claiming- far bigger benefit from these provisions than had been foreseen. The Treasury has declined any specific revenue losss but has put the figure "in the millions rather than the billions.'" The tax-writing House and Means Committee, which unanimously Review Slated For Base Bids LITTLE ROCK (ft — Two construction jobs at Blytheville Air BERLIN W) — A young Russian who defected to the West said today students at the Soviet school n East Berlin have organized an anti-Communist group known as 'the Anarchists." Fifty of the school's 600 students, all children of Soviet army and high commission peonle. are members of n , , . , he band. No girls are permitted. ^^ ^TconV'uVtiif Vb s " West and anti-Kremlin. Son of Colonel The story wa.s related by 17-year- ild Valery Lysikov, son of a Russian air force colonel. The youth voted for repeal, said unexpected revenue losses "may well exceed one billion dollars" 1 unless ihe two sections are knocked out of the law. Reds Release 'Copter Pilot Air Force Officer Turned Over to U.S. Officials in Germany STUTTGART, Germany IjB—The Russians today returned a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and a German national who made a forced landing behind the Iron Curtain a week ago. The two were turned over to U.S. officers at an isolated spot on the East German border, 20 miles northeast of Bad Neustadt Bavaria. They were Lt. Lewis E. Jacquay, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and his passenger, Horst Kuehn, a member of a German labor service unit attached to the U.S. Army. Plane Crashed Jacquay was flown immediately to Stuttgart, where he was reunited with his wife, Sharon, who. is expecting; a baby within a few days. The Jacquays have a 3-year-old ;on. The two-place H13 helicopter wenc down in a field a few miles nside East Germany last Thursday afternoon. The Army said the apparently became lost advance indication such sion would he fruitful. "We had better get some unity among the free world alii- . before we have any such conference." he said. 'There also should be a canvass of congressional sentt - ment about what American representatives would be prepared to discuss with the Russians." Church Hit By Burglars; if* tl /C \mnll ID «J/l/Usf First Methodist, Church was en- tereri last nuihi and about -510 in cash, pn.-^ibly some checks and a roll of stump.- were taken, police reported today. Entrance wr-s sained through a window in the rnnr of ihe church the government estimate, requiring ihe Engineers to review the projects. , L and M Construction Co. of Mempihs submitted the apparent asked for and obtained political low bid of 574,752.40 for construe- isylum from the Americans in West j lion of a cold storage warehouse. The. government estimate was 563,058.10. Miller-Roos-Turner, Inc., was apparent low bidder with 563,463.40 for rehabilitation of a swimming pool. The government estimate was 252,331.50. Force Base will be reviewed before! men bids are received a second time. | snow squalls and w re blown across' and the stolen items" were "taken The Army engineers at, Little j fne border by si rone winds. ! from ihe secretary's office. The two were arrested almost ExiH \va? m;ide through the immediately by East German po-jsame winnow u=«d ior entrance, lice and turned over to Soviet au-; The filing c;ibinet> were broken Berlin last Friday. He told a news nd television -conference today others" would follow him West if hey get the chance. He also said that deposed Premier 3eorgi Malenkov is still the most lopular man in the Soviet Union. Return Denied The pudgy successor to Stalin is etter known and better liked than he present Premier, Marshal Bul- anin, Lystkov declared. The Americans have rejected a oviet demand that the youth be eturned to his parents, but have NEW YORK (;p)—Paul V. McNutt. ffered to let the parents visit their | 64, former governor of Indiana and on in West Berlin. Young Lysikov j ex-envoy to. the Philippines, died aid he doubted if the Russians n ere today. PaulV.McNutt, Ex-Diplomat, Dies chorines. No Details Given The Army gave no derails of :heir week-Ions- detention but apparently the two received <zood treatment. Both appeared in good health, the ' he " d " frn'o and ransacked bin nothing, be•sides the money and stamps, was 'taken. ' A window was also broken in :?aimn£r admission to the church. The church .-rrretary said it ia I not r. policy of ihe church to keep tnoney in the office but the monpy I taken last night had accumulated transfer point by Soviet officers | over a period" of time' and East German police. At the time of their disappearance, the two men were making an aerial survey of communications lines set up near the Soviet zone border by the Army Signal Corps during a training exercise. . This is the second time in the last six months the church has been burglarized. Thieves broke into the church in September of last year. Officers Alley and Vastbinder and Deputy Charley Short investigated. •ould accept the American invita- on. V^ore Engineers Needed by U. S. WASHINGTON (/Ft — The Civil ervfce Commission said today the overnment needs more engineers about 47,000. It said it has taken steps to in- rm engineering students on every liege campus that federal service fers them "unprecedented oppor- nities to participate in challenging work of vital importance." McNutt. ill about six months was flown home from Manila aboui two weeks ago, interrupting ar around-the-world cruise with Mrs McNutt. Both his wife and his daughter Louise, were with him when he died at his Fifth Ave. apartment about 8:30 a. m. Cause of death was not disclosed. Southern Sewer District May be Hearing Completion Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce reports that 188 of the 200 additional signatures which are being sought for the .southern sewer Improvement district project have been turned In by persons working to secure the names. Worth Holder, executive score- tnry of the Chamber, said today a check of the signatures is being made to find the total property value of the names already received In the project. Early In February signatures of 144,000 «?.««»ssment book value) worth of property were needed to nect. the requirements for form- UM dlttrlot. Formation of this southern district has been the stumbling block In the way of plans for construction of Blytheville's proposed $1,000,000 sewer system. The survey now bolng made will show whether the signatures are following the average In property valuation and see just how many more signatures arc needed. Since this district Is the last obstacle In the path of starting the new sewer project, the Chamber Is anxious to get all signatures needed. This would practically assure them that all the property valuation needed had been MOWMl. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Friday, partly cloudy and continued cool. Saturday, partly cloudy and mild. High this afternoon mid to high 50s. Low tonight in the upper 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI —Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Friday with scattered light snov extreme northwest tonight and northeast Friday; colder this afternoon; low tonight lower 20s north to 30-35 south; nigh Friday 30s north to 40s south. Mnxlmum ypstcrduy—03. Minimum this morning—39. Sunrise tomorrow—5:55. Sunset today—6:15. Mean tsmpcraturc—31. Precipitation Inst 24 hours to 7 p.m. —none. Prcclplutlon J«n. I to d»te-12.0J. This Date l.asl Vrir Maximum yesterday—5?. Minimum this mornlnff—42. Precipitation January 1 to date — 3.JI. , FFA SWEETHEART — Dawn Paye Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hall of Kelser, yesterday was named winner of the County Future Farmers of America Federation title of County FFA Sweetheart. Miss Hall is a senior, at Kelser High School and will represent the. Federation at the Northeast Arkansas District Con- tMt on April 8. (Courier N«wi Photo)

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