The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 28, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHEA81 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 6 Blythevflle Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS House Set For Farm Fund Debate Lively Action Is Expected Before Vote WASHINGTON (AP) — An 879-million-dollar farm funds bill seemed sure to set off a swirling, ahead - of - schedule debate in the House today on the policies of Secretary of Agriculture Benson. , The basis was laid in advance of the House session in a report of an Appropriations subcommittee. Chairman Whitten ) (D-Miss said the group had what he called facts to back up Its criticism of the operation o( crop controls and of the surplus disposal program termed the criticism "political propaganda." "Unjustified Criticism" Rep. Vursell IB-Ill) called Benson a man of "courage and integrity" who has "proved his ability in the two years he has been secretary of agriculture." He said most criticisms of Benson by the committee majority were "unjustified." Members Agreed Ail seven members ot the Whitten subcommittee are agreed on the money bill itself. As okayed by the full Appropriations Committee Friday, it earmarks $818,625,391 In cash and 388 million dollars in lending authority for the Agriculture Department in the fiscal year beginning July 1 — a net cut of only $6,424,524 below Benson's request. Osceolans Faced With Lawsuit Florida* Defendants In Litigation Brought By Other Stockholders MARION — A. J. Florida and George H. Florida of Oscctila. two of the defendants in a lawusit Involving management of the Merchants and Planters Bank of West Memphis, have been subpoenaed to give depositions In Crittenclen County Chancery Court. Subpoenas were issued Saturday to the Florida brothers and W. L. Harbour, Jr., executive vice president of the bank. They will be Kivcn to Chancery Clerk Lloyd C. McCuiston, Jr., on April 5 at the courthouse here. West Powers to Consult Soon on Big Four Meeting Faure Bids For Early Agreement PARIS (AP) — Bolstered Eden Discloses: i n a 1 French parliamentary; j approval of German rearma-i ' ment, Premier Edgar Faure j turned his efforts today to! ;etting Allied agreement for U.S., Britain, France Already Discussing 4 Meeting Plans Stage Set By Okay Of Paris Pacts By JOHN' M. HJGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, Britain and France are expected to con- 0 ™,, & ,„„_ . 6 ,_,_ L _, r . LONDON (AP) - Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden! voraWe^aCude toward 'a Big Four talks soon with Rus-: ^sclosed today Britain, the United States and France have high-level Big Four meeting : already begun discussing arrangements for a Big Four meet-! AS a result of Prance'r —- 11 i ing with Russia. „, .„-,,...„ r , vf ,, nv " OA^SHO.N sia. As he prodded the apprehensive French Senate towards its crucial, predawn votes on the Paris accords yesterday, Faure gave as- ] ;urance he already had contacted [ i the United States and Britain On | preparation for a high-level parley 1 with the Kremlin. j He went further by making an ! —*• Eden told the House of Com- ' mons this country is ready and Inside Today's Courier News . . . Cardinals Should Be Bett- Except for Pitchini; . . . Hit- tcrs Catch Up With Pitchers In mentary approval of German re- anninw, the Western Powers will take up the problem of an approach to Russia on the firmest basis they have had for several years. The problem of relations within East-West conference - covering j Spring Trainine Games Almost two-thirds of the plaster ceiling; in the auditorium at Sudbury Elementary School fell last night causing extensive damage to a number of chairs and a piano. Workers were busy this morning tearing down the remainder of the ceiling. School was dismissed for the day but will resume tomorrow. (Courier News Photo) Plaster Falls at Sudbury School School officials said the heavy plaster and steel wire mesh fell .sometime last night apparently from "okl age." Extent of damages and costs of replacing ln ^ ceiling were undetermined this morning. About two dozen chairs probably were destroyed, W. B. Nicholson, school superintendent said. U. S. Hranson. architect, called in by school officials, said the plaster, which had been put up 30 years ago, apparently fell of old age. Weight of the plaster and its reinforcing steel wire mesh simply pulled it loose from the rafters. Remainder of ihe ceiling was being torn down today -preparatory to replacing the entire ccil- ini;. That will be done as soon as possible. Mr. Nicholson said. A thorough examination of the building by Mr. Branson indicated that the building is entirely safe for further use, Mr. Nicholson said. Structure of the building is still sound and there are no cracks in the walls or foundation, he said. School will be resumed tomorrow, though there will be ,.no ceiling in the auditorium, Mr. Nicholson said. all problems "susceptible to solution" — the final item in five-point statement of government, I to*Learn aims. He stressed the need for' full cohesion among the Western ', Allies before entering into talks with Russia. Chances Improved Chances of four-power talk.- were believed greatly improved by Soviet Premier Nikolai Buiganin's .sudden support as the French Senate prepared to vote. In an interview with the Soviet news agency Tass Bulganin expressed his "positive attitude" toward President Eisenhower's news conference remarks last week advocating an East-West meeting after ihe accords have been fully rati- iied. State Department officials in Washington said the Western Big Three were expected to consult promptly on Russia's favorable expression. Dulles hailed the French Senate's Razorbacks Show They Can Score but Still Have Much First of a Series on Golfdom's Young Pros . . . Pages 8 and 9. . . . . . Charming Sir Anthony Eden . . . First of a Series . . . Page 5 ... [ eager to discuss the future of Germany and Austria, disarmament 1 problems and a European security ; system with the Russians — now j the Western alliance, however, pre; ihat .the French Parliament has i sents difficulties for President Ei! ' approved the accords to free and ; senhowcr and Secretary of State i rearm West Germany. j Dulles. Britain particularly is dis- l Eden, who was answering a i turbed over the prospect of Unit- 1 Laborite questioner in the House of' ed States clash with Red China ! Commons, said the British already j over the Nationalist [are consulting their Allies "as to i coastal islands of Matsu and Que- Spts. j the methods by which we can go i moy. " toward arranging Big Four Gentry to Recommend Supreme Court Delay School Integration The suit was instituted by minority stockholders In the hank who are seeking LITTLE ROCK (API — Arkansas Atty. Tom Gentry today said that he would recom- voice in mnn- menci l hat the U. S. Supreme Court delay integration of white and Negro school children and Milder Weather Is Predicted But Temperature Expected Below Freezing Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milder temperatures were pre- Pressure on Ike Pressure has been increasing on Other Meetings President Eisenhower within the Britain, he said proposed the United States to take a tougher Allies should follow a procedure of i and more definite line on defense consultation that will include meet-1 of those islands. There has been ings of officials then perhaps meet-! no decisive commitment so far. ings of foreign ministers and, "if j Both a Big 1 Four meeting- and the all goes wei! meetings probably at i Quemoy-Matsu issue will be among other levels also." I problems discussed by Eisenhower He did not elaborate on his i leaders at luncheons at the White reference to meetings "at other j House Wednesday and Thursday. levels." The implication was that Two European developments bearing upon a possible four-power meeting later this year were ac- here, although it has never been I claimed here during the weekend, officially stated that if and when' over the nation's one would be "at the summit." It has lone been the assumption Eden takes leadership from Prime Minister Churchill he will quickly set out to meet President Eisenhower. Heir Apparent A State Department statement, approved by Secretary Dulles, announced that "in general we welcome" the statement b'y Premier Nikolai Bulganin that the Soviet government takes a "positive at* approval of the West German re-1 dieted for parts of Arkansas today i Eden has long been the heir ap- mude" toward President Eisenhow- armament treaties as "an event of! af[er almost a week of icy weather ( Parent to the leadership of the i er - s views on arranging big power great significance for the free i that destroyed fruit crops valued Conservative government. j ^iks. E: world." Ne.v! Move Francis next diplomatic move is expected to be a conference between French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer some- See FRENCH on 1'age 3 icrnatiomil tensions. This suggested that he thought there should See BIG FOUR on Page 3 agement of the bank. In addition to the Florida brothers and Barbotir, defendants named in the suit are Lawrence P. Primm and J. W. Fflrris of Osceola 'and J. F. Wheeler of Clarksdale, Miss. Minority stockholders have chnrged these men control ofi per cent of the stock. The Floridns nre not listed on the corporation records as stock- j _ holders though the records do not] identify owners of 255 of the cor-! portion's 500 shares. j Minority stockholders are .seeking a court order requiring defendants to hold an annual meeting for the purpose of electing officers of the institution as provided by law. They recently ootained an order from Circuit Judge H. G. Partlow forcing defendants to make certain records of the bank's operation available to them | turn the problem over to Congress and federal district courts. Gentry today said that he would participate 1 in arguments in the high court over how Ihe Supreme court's 1954. decision banning ,se- Court several months ago. which should be given discretion- The points are: ary powers as to how and when 1. That the Supreme Court: integration should be effected, should not orrinr immediate ime-; b.rserf on conditions in each school gregation should be carried out. gration, which would have a "di>Oral arguments will begin Apri 11. j astrous effect on the public school i Gentry today made pubic for system in Arkansas." j the? first lime three points that hr» mndf- in a "Friend of the Court" brief he filed with ihe Supreme To Hislrict Court 2. That the court .shold remand the cases to federal district courts. Lc^ceny Choree. Filed on Negro Charges of burglary nnd gra larceny were filed against Morris Jenkins,, in Circuit Court this morning. Jenkins was arrested by City Patrolmen Bertie Vastbinder and J. R. Gunter Fob. 4 and turned over to county law enforcement of- 3. That, by a supplemental opinion, the court sholri leave i: up lo Con^iTKS to pass appropriate legislation for putting- integration into effect. Gentry .said that he did not c)i:dh--n.'ie the correctness of the court's decision last May that ^ration should he stopperi. but he .said integration could be solvec only by a gradual process that i would vary according to the local- I "">'• He said that Congress should be given the power to pass appro- prime legislation to prevent dis- WASHING TON (AP) — Sen. Byrd (D-Va) hoisted a stop j trict courts from being flooded with at from three to five million dol- German and Austrian treaty set-, Bulranin Interested ]ar , dements, an effectively controlled! Bulganm interested The U S Weather Bureau at I world disarmament program and j Llke Eisenhower, Bulganm ex- Little Rock forecast partlv cloudv i a continental security system- pressed interest m a conference if skies with slowly rising tempera-j presumably in the form of mutual." «'°uld contribute to lessening In- tin-es for this afternoon. I EastWest nonaggression pledges But the forecast held out no re-,' —were the subjects he listed for lief from the freezing temperatures . discussion, tonight for the northern portions; of the state. 20 to 30 Tonight The mercury should hover in the upper 20s to low 30s in northwest and northeast Arkansas tonight. The southern parts of the state are expected to shiver azain with temperatures in 'he low to m;d-30s. \Vnrmer weather Ls expec'.eci tomorrow and Wednesday. Sen. Byrd Wants Any Tax Reduction Delayed JACK BKLL signal today lo Democrats and Republicans bent on cutting , suits In Southern states. Ho is charged With entering the Rose Sales building in the latter part of January and taking six wristwatches and a number of shirts. Two of the stolen wristwatches nnd all the shirts were recovered by police. Rose Sales is located on S. 21st Street in Blytheville. George Green had charges of wife and child abandonment filed against him In the only other case riled in Circuit Court today. taxes in 1956's election year. _, ._ _. — -••• —•*• Byrd. who heads the tax-handling Senate Finance Committee, .said in an interview he will fight any tax cut — whether it is gesieri by Demoi'raLs or Republicans —- until the budget is balanced. Moreover, he said nc won't i along' with the idea expressed r cently by President Eisenhowi that it night, be possible to rut lux- es next year if budget balancing is in .sight but, not actually achieved. "Itediiced Expenses" "I don't go for Unit idea at all,'.' he said. "The way to get a tax cut is to reduce expenses .so thnt the budget actually is balanced. Until it is balanced, I nin not willing to reduce taxes nnd borrow the money to do it." Taking n, similar stand, Byrd uiv successfully opposed tax cuts last 1 raffic Charges IP ring In $600 In an overflowing courtroom with a crowd of about 203 looking or Municipal Court collet-ted the usua large amount in fim-s and forfeited bonds on weekend misdemeanor charges. The defendaiUs paid out a t< of $625.1-5 in fines and bonds. A total of six speeding charges bonds of $19.75 and one for $10 were forfeited by motorists. Those .forfeiting bonds on these charges were John F. Ray, Nathan Lane, James P. Hnrdiatcr, Walter Barnes, Bonny Caldwell and Henry G. Giessow. • Charles Ray Pitts forfeited n $10 bond on a similar charge. Ott Shelby Turner forfeited a $122.25 bond on a charge of driving while intoxicated. On n charge of driving without n license, Leonard Jones was fined $5 nnd costs. Wit nesses Cleared in Utley Case Two witnesses to the staying of Hubert utlcy have been cleared of any connection with Ihe kllllnR on the basis ol lie detector tests, Proscrmtlng Attorney Jnnies A. (Tick) Vlc'krey sMd today. Willlnm Archer, Robinson, Jr., employe In Utley's Liquor store, and nill Moore, who was visiting Robinson In the store the night of the murder, both submitted to tests which Indicated ,t,hcy had no connection with . the ambusli-ftlnytng State and county officials nre stllj chocking a number termed by officials a "professional killing." Vickrey said n mine detector would be used in the water-filled dltcho.s near Cooter, where Utley's car and the shotgun used in the .slaying were found, In an effort to recover the murder weapon, a .38 caliber automatic. , , Officials believe the pistol may have been discarded nt about Iho same place. year. Investigation IMnnncil The effort of House Deriorrnis to Sue TAX on 1'ape 3 Eden's Ascension Subject of Series Reports out of Britain recently Insist the Prime Minister Winston Churchill will step down shortly, in the ovcnt of Chin-chill's retirement, Sir Anthony Eden will .more thnn likely be his successor. What kind of prime minister will MIR charming Eden make? Tom A., NKA special correspondent, attempts to answer this question In a series of nrti- clo.i beginning today on Page 5 ot th« Courier Kow». Gentry pointed out that the 14ih Amendment of the U. S. Constitution provides that "the Congress shull have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article." The Supreme Court had held that the old ruling of "separate but equal" facilities for whites nnd Ne^roe.s is unconstitutional After the oral arguments are heard, the court is expected t.o rule on how the decision should be carried out. Booster Club Meets Tuesday The Chickfisaw Booster Club will hold a business, meeting Tuesday nijrht at Hotel Noble. Secretary Louis Isaacs states ninny important items are lo be discussed find urges aJ! members to be present. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy with slowiy rising temperatures this afternoon low to mid 5p's, Low tonight in the upper liO's to Low 3()'s. Maximum Saturday--:t2. Minimum Siiml»y—2(). Maximum yostrrdny -<\6. Minimum ill Is mornl'nK—26. Sunrise tomorrow—5:52. Sunset totlny—e:IR. Mean temperature—31 Precipitation Iftst -18 hours to 7 p. in.—None. Precipitation Jan. 1 to (lnte--12.2;i. Tills llato Ust, Vear Maximum ycatcrrtny—72 Minimum this morn inn—46. Precipitation Jnmmry 1 to clato— 14.04. River Crest Seen Tuesday .3 Foot Rise Forecast For Caruthersville «°sf D DrR?wf S win L co^itau'ft e o^ 5 e' Thermomclcrs >' rounc j' * e * { ™ ' meeting will be held in Blvtheville on. April 12. Announce- sipsippi rtner \un continue 10 rise, i nc .r ni^ht remained in the high 20s ^ , • " i ^ t i_ r- T /-» m ,1 here, at least until Tuesday morn-j F^nmn reported a low of 25 rie- ' ™™t of the SO.SSJOn \V3S made today by E. J. Cure, BJythe- ing. according to the government I crec5 Othor stations rcportme ville cotton man who is president of the group, were Fa yette ville and Biy the ville with 26. Texarkana 20. Little Rock' CottonTradeGroup Will Meet Here Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Trade Association's annual w - A. \Vooicn. weather bureau. The official rending at 7:00 a.m. Sunday was 37,3 feet. It is predicted to rise to 37.6 feel by 7:00 Tuesday morninc. No forecast for after Tuesday ^available here. Flood stage is | alone jn their losses Reports have| ad author Powell's Ferry at Caruthersville has not been operating since Sunday of last week. However. Cottonwood Point Ferry south of Caruthersville is continuing operations. Sanders, pine Bluff and '.-fSidfllf 0! npft. 30 Pine Bluff 28. El Dorado 29, Memphis's F:rs; National Ba:ik w:li Hsrl. ... and Wiln'it Ritiee 9 7 (address ihe group at its 12:30 Iun~ vice president, is in line to oecome '-\11 South "n'urt ' c!ieon meeting. • president of the Association at the Arkansas fruit farmers weren't j A recogmmd cotton authority ', Blytheville meeting. , in their losses. Reports have: ad author of the Firs', National • This will be the 37th annual me- I come in from all over the South } Bank of Memphis Cotton Review,; t-tir.? at mt group. . (1 " ujn Tn e record-breaking Mr Woolen is known in the cotton : BlymevUJes committee on d h • d speaker. ' ; raiignments is composed of J. B. ; 1 ' „",,,„„ -,„„.„ rt . mn ™ m or • , ^ •< <- ' Fo - v< Etchieson and B .C. Patton. 3 ? million dollars damage to or- 1 A meeting of past i* ; _ chords and crops. ; scheduled for April 11 at 5:30. This] The Georgia peach crop was re- j gro ,,p will make nominations to be i Caruthersville Sand and Gravel: P° rted last nichl a complete loss, i panted to the general meetin Company here ceased operations i The South Carolina crop, which in , at 10:30 a . m. on the 12ih. Thursday. Taylor Sand and Grnvel i rcccm >' L ' irs has been a major ! Board Meeting Company, about half a mile south j mainstay to many tarmers there, I of the other sand and gravel com-j w « s reported wiped_out pany, is continuing to carry business. The two fi block-long First QIIL-L-L HL Lne u\er. ' ll '" «!•»".* viujjo .i«vii «.-> ««i LJ -, , nf t n from are stayini; open despite a j melons, cucumbers, potatoes, corn;"' Pine Bluff in 1918 and is made foot of water omsicle their doors. | and pecans. | "P of Cotton They report that business has j A 25 per cent loss is seen in the! brewers and related On that same day. ihe group's . In A'iabaVna.''offici'a!s said the ' board of directors tvill convene at,' jcrop may be totally ruined. Three ' 8 a. m. All sessions, including the, fish markets on the i million dollar damag- was report-i luncheon, will be in Hotel Noble. I •irst Street at the river: ed to other crops such as water-1 The Association ™; oream^d j Caruthersville Has Four Races City Election Voting Will be on Tuesday report "fallen off considerably." merchants, cotton ^ service ag^-i.c- , Louisiana strawberry crop. CARUTHERSVIUjE — There ill be competition in the c.^y on Tuesday with eij?ht By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for XEA Service He said his age was 80. but there was nothing about him to suggest it. He carried on an extensive correspondence in a firm, bold hand. Erect of carriage, he walked with a lively step. "Never had a toothache, earache, or headache in my life," he confessed. "How do you account for that?" he was asked. "Was it choosing the tight ancestors? Did your parents and grandparents belong' to the race of long-livers?" "Not particularly.' "What then is the secret?" "New Testament Greek," was the startling reply, 'Older translations of Matthew 6:34 say: Take no thought for the morrow,' but that's not right. You have to take thought for tomorrow. "The Revised Standard Version correctly translates this passage: 'do not be anxious about tomorrow,' When I found out that for myself by reading the Greek in college, I said, 'If God says not to worry, then He must Jctiou' what He's talking: about find I'm not going to worry.' " He Insisted thnt from that day he had never allowed anxiety to becloud his horizon, nnd she who had been happily married to him for 56 years testified'11 wns true. He went on to explain that there are only two Kinds of things it is possible lo worry about: things you can help and things you can't. If you can help them, then do — and stop worrying, If you cnn't help, then worry will have no effect anyway, and there's uo use to engage in It. cle(?tion candidates running with for four city Purpose of the Association inclu-, counci , posillom . oe promoting general welfare of the cotton mdustrv; servinc as contact I Aldermen elected wiij serve two agency between farmers-producers! vear terms and will work with al- and buvers-shippcrs. and to adopt: ""men who still have another year 1 to serve, Mayor W, D. Byrd said. Obey Coker will be up for reelection Jn Ward One. He will be opposed by Marcus Lauck. In the second ward, Carl Baskln and Bob Chilton are vying for office. Cecil Book is the retiring alderman In this district. Mayor Byrd said that Book, local wire chief for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Is not seeking another term because there is a possibility hf.s office will be moved Sec CARUTHERSVILLE on Pa|te 2 practical and comprehensive buying rules governing transactions between members and non-members. One of Six It is one of six similar organizations in the cotton producing states. Each is affiliated with the American Cotton Shippers Association. In addition to Mr. Cure, another executive committee member from this area is J. B. Masaey of Ken- Sudbury School Roundup Slated Nelson Is Named To Dealer Committee Frank Nelson of Sulllvan-N»lson Chevrolet Co., has been named to y Ecnoois ruuiiuup ' or j the Chevrolet Dealer Planning Compre-school children ha-i been schc-1 m i[t ec tor this rCRlon. duled for Wednesday afternoon at! Mr Nelson Is one of 86 dealer! 1 o'clock in the Mississippi coun'y selected from more than 7,800 Chcv- Health Unit. rolet dealers In the United states. Dr. Troy Payne, physician, and j He recently returned from Kan- Dr. Charles Craig, dentist, will bei^as ?jty where he took part, In a In charge of the . PTA sponsored | meeting of the Dealer, Planning physical examination clinic. Parents desiring may use family physicians for the first time in September. Committee. The group will acnd delegation to Dfttrolt for autwequfnt conferences with top company officials.

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