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Tuesday, March 29, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP MORTHEAgT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. T "Slytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi Blytlwvlile Rtrald Mississippi Valley LMdwr BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Dulles Asks Quick OK Of Paris Pacts Treaties Seen As Last Chance For Germany WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles today urged prompt Senate approval of treaties to rearm a sovereign West Germany. He said they "lay the basis for a new Europe." Dulles told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the two treaties bring about a unity and security in Europe for which the United States has long hoped. "Last Chance" "Western Europe, long the cradle of Western civilization and of Christianity has now what is probably its last chance to survive as a place of human welfare," Dulles said. "That last chance Is embodied in the documents before you." Before Dulles' appearance as a committee witness on the pacts, Sen. Sparkman <D-Ala) said the Eisenhower administration should "supply all the materials possible" for a rapid buildup of the planned 12-division German army. Predicts Aproval Sen. George (D-Ga). committee chairman, forecast that the pacts might be ready for anticipated Senate approval late this week. No House action is required. The Senate has delayed acting on the agreements until final action by Germany and France. The parliaments of both have now approved the pacts. Estimates of the time required for the West German Republic to construct a fully equipped force to take its place within NATO's defense sysiem vary from three to four years. Have Nolliinu Sparkman, a Foreign 'Relations committeeman, said in an interview: "The big problem in building a German army is that they will be starting from scratch. They'll have to start training privates, then platoons, then companies and on up to divisions. They have nothing today." He said the same will be true of the new German nir force of about 1,300 planes and a small coastal navy. GINNER'S HANDBOOK READIED — W. Kemper Bruton (left) looks over copies of the "Cotton Ginner's Handbook,' a volume being published in the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Dinners Association of- First of Its Kind: flees here. Over 2,000 copies have been primed, some of them translated into three foreign languages. Current printing may run to 10,000 copies. (Courier News Photo) People Will Back Ike's Pacific Stand George War-Peace Decision Is Up to President By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. George (D-Ga) said today he thinks the American people will support "whatever decision President Eisenhower is compelled to make" between war and peace in the Pacific. But Sen. Sparkman (D-Alai said in a separate interview he feels Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles are joining Senate Repub- G'mners' Book, Printed Here, Well-Received A small-scale but thriving book publishing project is operating in Blytheville and its useful one-volume effort is lican leaders in turning the GOP into a "war party." Sparkman said in his view ihe United States now stands "on the if. %, Jf. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Phils, Braves, Pirates, By- sox Top Spri/iff Exhibition Teams . . . Entire American League Neds Ted Williams as Much as Needs Ted Williams as Much as Pases 6 and 7 ... . . . Charming Sir Anthony II . . . Second of a Series . . . Page 5 ... Eisenhower Believes: being sent literally to the four corners of the earth. __ * Arkansas-Missouri Glnners Association, whose home offices are located on Highway 61, north, here, is busily getting out the "Cotton Ginner's Handbook," believed to be the first volume of its kind ever published. It is the first operational guide for ginncrs ever published, W, Kemper Bruton, manager of Ark- Mo's offices here, pointed out. 10,000 Volumes? Current printing may well carry t'- book into the 10,000 volume H i. Already, 2,000 have been Eleven Get Sentences In Osceola OSCEOLA - Eleven persons were sentenced to terms in the Arkansas ( Slate Peniieniiiiry HS the spring term of Owola CimiiL Court came I to 'an end here yesterday, with I Judge H. G. Hartlon* presiding. ' Two men and two boys, all Ne- j Bi-oes. charged wiih bursary and | grand larceny in connection with a j series of thefts in a three-count.;,' area, to a total of '14 years plus 46 years in suspended terms. Bcnney Thomas, alias Booker Thomas, was given a 21-year sentence on one count and another good behavior, on a second charge. The other man. Arthur Thompson. Jr., on the count, burglary and grand larceny, was sentenced to five years. On a .second count he received a 10-year suspended term. The two boys were sentenced to terms in the State Negro Boys' Industrial School. VVril Jones. Jr., was given 15 years on one charge, to be trans- icrrod to the state penitentiary uhen lie becomes 18. and also'recei- ved an additional 15-year suspended term on a second count. Hughes Clothing Store Is Sold Mason, Walter Day Purchase It From Kendall Berry R. D. Hughes Clothing Co., yesterday changed hands for the second lime in five months. Among the city's top men's furnishings stores, the firm was purchased by Walter Day and Mason F. Day, Jr., who with their father, M. F. Day, operate Day Amusement, Co. Sundcfur io Manage Store They announced purchase of the store from Kendall Berry, who bought it from the R. D. Hughes Co., last October. Fred Sandefur. who came to the More when Mr. Berry acquired it, will remain as manager, the new owners pointed out. Thc.y stated that both Walter nd Mason Day will be active in operation of the store to some ex- lent. Road Grader Rams New Car Yesterday afternoon a loud crash on Main Street brought people out of stores to investigate. I A lar^e road grader had crashed j into the rear end of a brand new ID55 Chevrolet, which had stopped for a red light at the intersection of Main and Broadway streets. Fortunately no one was hurt and only slight, damage was done to the car, driven by Mrs. John Sparks of 219 N. 21st"strecl in Blytheville. Although the grader hit the car With a terrific impact, only the right rear fender and right, side of the car were damaged. The road grader, which is owned by the city, was driven by Jack Woods. L. H. Jones, his brother, was | sentenced to three years See COUKT on Papc After Deserters BERLIN i/fi— The Russians are organizing i propaganda committee in East Germany to persuade Russian Exiles in the West to return Ui the Soviet Union, the East in the j Gorman government news agency 18 I savs. Second Major Blast Of A-Tests Exploded LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The second major atomic blast of the spring series was touched off today and although it may have been more powerful, it was far less spectacular than the first of the so-called "big shots" last March 7. Overcast skies in many nrcns prevented the brilliant, flash from being seen, although shock wnves gave Ccclnr City, Utah, its worst jolt ever from n nuclear teat. The March 7 .shot, fired in perfectly clenr woather, was seen from border to border throughout the West. Both devices were detonated from 500-foot towers. Indications were, however, that today's test packed at least as much wallop as the other big one —rated nt about 30 kllotons, or 30,000 tons of TNT. Six hundred soldiers from Camp Desert Rock crouched In trenches 3.500 yards away to observe the ninth tout of the current scries. Twenty-dull! Marines, scheduled lo participate, did not. No reason was announced for this. The Atomic Energy Commission said n second test, an air drop from a hlgh-flylnR bomber, may be held later today weather permitting. The flash at -1:55 a.m. was bright enough that observers In Las Vegas, 75 miles southeast of the Yucca Plat test scene, could see vapor trails from planes over the site, but the shock wave was felt only as a mild rumble. There was no damage. Observers at the control tower 11 miles away heard only a dull thud, followed by a rumble. some of them have been translated into three foreign languages and copies have been sent as far away as East Africa, Greece, Mexico and Japan. Each copy carries the name of Blytheville, Arit., with Ark-Mo's address aa publishers. It is hoped that when the current demand for the book is met, a new printing will be in order in about two years. Thus far, the cotton industry has taken readily to the new book, which deals with technical information concerning modern ginning practices. Author Tom J. Johnston, Mississippi extension service cotton gin specialist at StonevilLe, compiled the volume in cooperation with members of the Publications Committee of the extension service's cotton ginning specialists. The book categorizes its information in three large areas—introduction to general ginning techniques, ginning hand-picked, machine-picked and machine-stripped cotton, and "What Ginners Should Know about Gin Operation." The book, which is slightly larger than six by 10 inches, contains 159 pages and is liberally illustrated. Single copies sell for So, the price decreasing with quantity buying to $1.50 in lots of 100. Bil Hrabovsky Bill Hrabovsky Heads Jaycees Farr, Bourzikas Are Vice-Presidents Bill Hrabovsky last night \v;is elected president ol Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce succeeding Frank Hnrshman. Also elected last night were Harry Carter Farr, first vice president: Ted Bourzikas, second vice president; George Anderson, secretary; Jim Pearson, treasurer; and Joe Bill McHaney and Chester Caldwell. Jr., board members, New officers vvill take office April II at nn installation banquet at the Razorback. Harry Lee of West Memphis, " state vice president, will conduct I the installation. Jack Owen is chairman of the banquet. Reds Aren't Ready For Major Conflict WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower does not believe Red China is prepared to cause any major conflict in the Formosa Strait in the weeks just ahead. -— - — •{' The President does not share the view that a Red Chinese attack might be made on the Nationalist- held islands of Quemoy and Matsu by April 15. He has rejected this estimate of the situation by some New Proposal lo Hike Cotton Acreage Mapped State Would Gain 15,297 More Acres Under New Plan WASHINGTON Itfi— Cotton state senators, carrying their fight for increased cotton acreage allotments into the early stages of planting season, have come up with a new plan which would give Arkansas 15,297 extra acres. The proposal, offered in the Ilth hour, calls for a total increase of about 296,000 acres in the 1955 allotment. The Agriculture Department has set the 1955 allotment at 18,113,000 acres. Many cotton farmers have complained that their allotments are too small to permit an economical operation. Southern senators tried unsuccessfully last week to push through the Senate a bill guarantee cotton farmers mum would mini- acreage I.t called for an overall increase of about 1'n pel- cent. Sens. Johnson <D-SC> and Stennis (D-Miss i advanced the new plan. It would give cotton states either a one per cent increase or ] enough acreage ,to provide growers Seven Depart In Draft Call An induction call for seven men by the Blytheville Draft Board was> answered by the seven and two others today. One who had failed to report previously and,one who reported from another board marie up the two extra men. Those leaving today from here were Jimmie Lee Derry, Roland Glen O'NeRl. William Thomas Baker, James Brock and Billy Mann, nil of Blythei-ille, Denny Son Speight, Osceola; Billy Ray Johnson, Wilson; John Burl Me- chnm, Manila; and Plase Gaines, Luxora. Faubus to Attend Dell Meeting Governor Orvnl Faubus will be the guest of Dell's Ki\vam's Club at an April 12 meeting, Glen Cook club president, announced today. The session will be held in the school lunchroom nnd is to get started at, 7:30 p. m. The Rev. E. H. Hall Is program chairman. Search for Weapon Is Futile Investigation Into the killing of Hubert Utlcy Is "beginning to take n little shape," Prosecuting Attorney Jnmes A. (Tick) Vlckrcy snld today. Pointing out that further comment on the InvcstlKntion Is Impossible nt this time, Mr. Vlckrey held out but ft smnll frngmcnt of hope other thnn his one quotable comment. . Yesterday's examination of ditches In the Cooler nrcn for the murder weapon was futile, he said. A mine detcctoi was brought Into play to try lo discover the gun In one of the ditches, but It produced no results. He said he foresaw very little in tho way of major development, "in the near future." Mrs. Williams Dies; Services Are Tomorrow Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander Williams, about- 90 and long-time Blytheville resident, died yesterday in Memphis. Mrs. Williams married the bite Judge W. B. Williams around 1908 and had lived in Blytheville since that time. Judge Williams, a former county judge in Tennessee, died in 1934. Mrs. Williams, widely known in •Blytheville, was n arttet of some note. Several of her paintings now hang In Blytheville homes. A native of Jackson, Tenn., she had made her home here practically all her life. Survivors include two brothers, R. T. Alexander, Jackson, and J. R. Alexander, Marshall, Tox.; a niece, Hartncss Alexander, Atlanta, and a step-son, W. B. Williams. Kansas City. Services will be conducted at 10 p. m. tomorrow at. Cobb Funeral Home Chit pel by the Rev. Hnrvcy Kidd. Burial will be in Elmwood Cometary. Pallbearers will include Bill Lane, Roy Woods. Jesse Taylor, Riley Jones, Dr. Carl Neis and Harvey Morris. 38-Foot Crest At Coruthersville CARUTHBRSVILLE — The Mississippi River Is expected to crest at 38 feet here in the next day or two, the U. S. Wen thcr Bureau said today. The river stood at 37.7 feet this morning and was still rising, the bureau reported.. military sources, reported from | Washington during the weekend.j Information reaching the White House indicates Red China lacks air bases and supplies to back up an amphibious assault on the is-; lands, just off the Chinese main-! land. | These views were outlined by an j authoritative administration source j in a discussion of key current issues in the foreign relations field. Signs Point to Meeting As for the possibility of a Big Pour conference, the source said the administration sees all signs;"' i verge of war" in the Far East. : But George and Sen. .Mansfield i 'D-Monn thought otherwise. | George, who heads the Senate i Foreign Relations Committee, said i Eisenhower alone must decide j whether the United' States is to ! join in defense of the Chinese Na! lion a list - held coastal islands of j Quemoy and Matsu if they are at- I tacked by the Chinese Communists. May Alienate Allies He said a decision to fight for the islands might alienate America's allies. But he .said he was "greatly troubled" by a belief that a de- chion not to help defend them would destroy the effectiveness of the Nationalist army on Formosa. He said such a U.S. stand wsuid promote a new Communist propaganda line seeking to convince Asians that this country is a "pa-1 per tiger." j He said he doesn't think the possibility of war is as great in the Formosa area as has been Indicated by recent reports. He added he doesn't believe Eisenhower will have ,to make, a "hurried" decision on Quemoy and Matsu. Mansfield, another Foreign Relations Committee member, said he agrees there is a possibility the situation can be handled "without running the risk of a major war." Sparkman, the 1952 Democratic vice presidential nominee and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, declared: "It looks like the Republication party in power is developing into a war party. I would include the President, the secreta ry of state, the Senate Republican leader and the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee in this category." Sen. Knowland of California, the GOF leader, and Sen. Bridges of New Hampshire, who heads the Senate GOP Policy Committee, have said they regard the offshore islands as essential to Formosa's Reefs Pay Price For Isles? By SFE.VCER MOOSA TAIPEI, Formosa W) — The vulnerable Matsu Islands, lying almost within the shadow, of the Red Chinese mainland, could fall ;o the Communists at any time — if the Reds wanted to pay the price. That's the estimate of expert observers h«i'e, but they say an assault probably would cost the Communists three times the casualties the Chinese Nationalists would sufi'er. Qualified quarters here said they could see nothing to indicate a huge attack against the M.i'.sus is near. These sources, who declined to oe named, insist the Rods need much more time to build up. The term "the Matsus'' is, for convenience, applied to the seven islands held by the Nationalists off the mainland port of Foo- chow, capita! of Fukien province, and about 100 miles northwest of Formosa. as.pointing to ^ meeting of some type. The question is when, where and what form it will take. On the question of war or peace j defense and have advocated fight- in the Formosa Strait, the source in £ to nold them. said the turbed by administration was dis- Sen McCarthy (R-Wis) in a Sen- j The with a minimum allotment, whichever is larger. The minimum would be about four acres. While the Agriculture Department has opposed an increase, it has indicated that it might not! Far East. He was said to feel that fight a small boost to relieve hardship cases among small growers. Under the new proposal. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Missouri. New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas would gel a one per cent increase. Southeastern states would get enough acreage to provide a minimum allotment to all growers. These include Alabama. Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Increases which other states would eet under the new plan: Alabama 20,724, Arizona 3.339. California 7.786, Florida 5,964, Georgia 17.799, Illinois 444. Kansas 2, Kentucky 298, Louisiana 8.860, Mississippi 28,132, Missouri 3,956, Nevada 1,176, New Mexico 1,821, North Carolina 38,580, Oklahoma 8,725, South Carolina 12.841, Tennessee 14,274, Texas 76,127, Virginia 4.071. the weekend report that ate speech yesterday called for Elthe Communists would be capable i senhower to "declare before an- of an early attack on Quemoy and I other day has passed what Ameri ica will do in the event Quemoy ., ! and are attacked." He said report, the source said, j , he administration llad made - a gave an erroneous and possibly; strategic blunder of the first mas- nlarmnur picture which might lead ' n itude" in not announcing its in- some to believe the United States I t cn tions. would ?oon be in a full-scale shoot- \ ___— ing war with atomic weapons. Would Hurt U. S. Also, he said, it was felt that such talk could damage the American po?ition with some foreign nations that take issue with parts The islands have a total area of less than 12 square miles. Five lie south of the Huangchl Peninsula in this order: Kaoteng, Peikantanc, Matsu, West White Dog and East White Dog. Kaoteng is four miles from the Huangchi Peninsula. The two other Nationalist-held islands of the Matsu group are Langtao and Yinshan. If anything holds back the Reds, experts here think, the reasons are political rather than military. They are likely to attack when the political climate is favorable. The Reds have several courses open to them. They could strike at the Heart of the Matsus — the island of Matsu itself, or they could move on stepping-stones — as in the Tachen area. There they took Yikiangshan, where 720 guerrillas reportedly died rather than surrender. Yikiangshan brought the Reds within eight miles of the Tach- ens, Then, what Chiang Kai-shek called a painful decision, was made — a pullout. It was covered by the U. S. 7th Fleet and without interference. This time, though, Chiang says: No more retreat. An estimated 11.000 civilians See MATSUS on Page 18 Big 4 Meet Prospects Brighter-Churchill LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Churchill said today prospects of a four power parley seem to have brightened lately. He added he still favors a conference at the summit " far heads of government have not agreed to this method." Churchill seemec his statement that top-level Big Four conference al- go to the defense of; ready has been formally and se..,._.,.. __.*. ... : .v. i cretl - y considered by President Ei! senhower, French Premier Edgar probably would j Fuure. Soviet Premier Nikolai Bul- to suggest in; V. M. Molotov with a suggestion proposal for that he (Churchill) and Oeorgi Ma- lenkov. who then headed the Rus- of U.S. policy in the Formosa area, j The source said Eisenhower does j i not minimize the danger in the • ;aid to f< increasingly serious and that no- the situation is likely to become body can predict what Red China might do. A decision whether the United States would the offshore islands rests with Eisenhower. The decision come before any actual attack but^ ganin and himself recently, it hasn't been made yet, the' Only Move source said. I But so far as is known the only As for the prospects of a big • initiative yet taken to arrange talks power meeting, the administration j at the summit was Churchill's own _ was said to feel that a foreign i move last year. He put the idea to of Commons ministers conference likely would President Eisenhower, but got a precede a meeting of chiefs of negative response. He next ap- government. proached Soviet, Foreign Minister sian government, might get together. This project also fell through. Churchill said today the British government will consider any ar- Carurhersville Has Mild Quake CARUTHERSVILLE — A mild earthquake -shook buildings in CaruthersviHe for about one minute early .this morning, according to the U. S. weather bureau here. The tremor, not reported by any other Southeast Missouri areas, was recorder! at 3 a. m. today by bureau observer Victor Mallptire, who said he was awakened by the shake. Police officers on duty also reported feeling the quake in the courthouse. No reports of broken glass or other damage hnd been made this morning, Obscenity Bill Passed WASHINGTON </Pj - The Senate hns passed and sent to the House n bill to prevent transportation of obscene matter across state lines for sale or distribution. Passage was by voice vote. j rangements that will "bring about the results we all require." Dodged Question The 80-year-old Prime Minister made the statement in the House m'iraf^i*^. •«•-./*••'.;• •<''•,'.:•""&•?'•>''• ••g*F(Wfi l ifl Meditations tor LENT By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for N'KA Service One of the show places of New York used to be the Charles M. Schwab mansion, along Riverside Drive, built at a time when men of wealth were vying with each other in luxury and extravagance. Mr. Schwab's dream castle Is said to have been the most resplendent of them all. Its design combined features of three French chateaux in the Loire Valley. It? walls were of granite, two feet thick. The dazzling interior decoration sent the cost over the $8,000,000 mark, and led Andrew Carnegie to complain that it made his own 60-room house "look like a cottage " The palace brought very little satisfaction to Mr. Schwab. The servants required to keep it going and the guests who came to parties that tried hard to be gay, brought home to its owner the words of Ecclesiastes (5:11, RSV): "When Roods Increase they increase who eat them; and what pa In has their owner hiil lo sec them with his eyes?" After Mrs. Schwab's death, Mr. Schwnb moved to a hotel. Following the market crash of 1929, the house could not be sold for love nor money. When It was being erected, Mr. Schwnb said he was building It to last forever, out a few years ago It met the ultimate humiliation. It was reduced to rubble under the impact of a two-ton iron ball handled by a wrecking crew. Here ts a 20th-century illustration of the fact that "the things (hat arc seen are transient, but the thing* that are unseen me eternal" (II Corinthians 4:19, HSV). Amid laughter, he dodged the question of a Laborite who wanted to know if top-level talks can be arranged soon enough to enable him to participate in them personally as Britain's leader. There are reports Churchill plans to retire soon. "The future," Churchill said, "is veiled in obscurity, ,and I should not like to plunge too deeply into it this afternoon." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday, Increasing cloudiness and warmer. High this afternoon in the mid-60s. Low tonight In the mid-30s. MISSOURI—Generally fair thU afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with rising temperatures; Increasing south to southwest winds. Wednesday; low tonight 30s; high Wednesday In the 60s. Maximum yenierday—Si Minimum this morning — M Sunrise tomorrow—5:50 ftunNfit today rt;iO. Mf:nn t(:inpf,'rft'.tir(! —10.5 Precipitation Ian 48 houm to 7 p.m. Precipitation Jan. 1 to data--12 33, Thl* Date l.aii Year Mnxlmurn yonicrclny—72 Minimum (hJ*r mornlnf[~49. Precipitation January J lo /J*U— H.M.

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