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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT ITORTKEA8T ARKANSAS AMD 8OOTBXA8T MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 19 Blytherillt Dtlljr Nr MiuiMlppl Valk; LMder BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS US May Seek Ban on Force In Far East By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen, George (D-Ga) disclosed today the Eisenhower administration is considering asking the United Nations General Assembly to pass a resolution against the use of force in the Formosa Strait. Adlai E. Stevenson proposed in* a national radio broadcast las night- that this country submit a resolution condemning any attemp to "alter the status ot Formosa by force." The 1952 Democratic pres idential nominee also urged ef 1 forts In the Assembly to "seek a formula for the permanent fu ture of Formosa." Not Willing to Risk It In New York, United Natioi diplomats said they knew of no move pending along this line. Bu George, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Jn a telephone interview from hi; home in Vienna, Ga., the proposa to put the Assembly on recorc against the use of force In the Formosa area has been under State Department consideration. "But they haven't been quite willing to risk it thus far," he said. "That is one possible way to bring the United Nations in on .a ceasefire agreement, If it could be accomplished." /George said he believes Stevenson's proposal for General Assembly consideration of ' 'a formula for the permanent future of Formosa' 'is all right if the Russians would agree to line up against'the use of force in the area. "There might be some possibility of moving in that direction if we could get the first step taken and obtain a cease-fire agreement," he syid. "It is something that cannot be done out of hand now." Stevenson's call for a "new sense of direction" in administration Far Eastern foreign policies and his criticism of what he labeled "rattling of the * saber' 1 brought sharp retorts from some Republicans. Sen. Aiken (R-VL). a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he thought Stevenson's speech would "do more harm than good." Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), another Foreign Relations Committee member, said Stevenson was "preaching the doctrine of defeatism." Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), himself an Elsenhower critic, said: "While the crowd surrounding Eisenhower is bad enough, Adlai here gives us a clear picture of how much worse it would have been — how American interests would have been abandoned—had he been elected." Inside Today's Courier News . . . Dressen, NaU Lead Amert- ican League for One Day at Least . . . Pull Slate in Majors Today . . . Chick Track Team to Enter Arkansas State Meet Thursday . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9 ... . . . Greek Children Told to Pray to Lenin as Part of 'Reds' Indoctrination . . . Page 5 . . . Courier NewsMagaglne . . . Page 7 ... HONORED AT BANQUET — North Mississippi County's Outstanding Young Farmer, his wife and new Jaycee and Jaycette officers were honored at the annual Jaycee Installation Banquet at the Razorback last night. Young farmer award winner, H. C. Weathers, Jr., (left), of the Sandy Ikes Far East Policy Rapped by Stevenson CHICAGO (AP) — Adlai Stevenson says the United States has put itself in a position in Asia where it faces "an other damaging and humiliating retreat, or else the hazan Ridge community, will compete in the state Jaycee contest. Mrs. Weathers is shown standing beside him. Second from right is Mrs. George Anderson, new Jaycette president, and at right is Bill Hrabovsky, who succeeded Frank Harshman as Jaycee president. (Courier News I'hoto) of war." He called for a joint declaration by the free nations condemning: the use of force in the IDQ-milc- wide strait between Nationalist Formosa and Communist China. The 1952 Democratic presiden- .ial nominee, in a nationwide radio jroadcast last night, said a "dead- end policy" of the Eisenhower administration put the United States In its present position in Asia. The administrations "policy of extravagant words" in the Far Eastern situation, he declared 'lias alarmed our friends a goo( deal more than it has deterrec he aggressors." "The tragedy is that the pos sibility of war just now seems to hinge upon Quemoy and Matsu small islands that lie almost as lose to the coast of China a; Staten Island does to New York.' said. Should Enlist Friends '. , . I have ,the greatest misgivings about risking a third world •nr in defense of these little ands in which we would have nel- her the same legal .justification the same support us in the Ike to Propose More Economic Aid to Asia WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to spike Communist propaganda guns, President Eisenhower has announced the United States is ready to give a bigger lift to Asian nations in their quest I'or economic development and a "rising standard of living." The President said last night he-c- will send Congress next week a foreign aid program "including economic aid to the free nations of south and east Asia." The announcement was made as delegates began gathering for an Afro-Asian conference at Bandung, Indonesia. Red China is one of the nations expected to play a leading role there— n role thnt might involve an attempt to woo nations friendly to the United States. It seemed likely the foreign aid would be timed close to the opening- of the Afro-Asian conference next Sunday. Eisenhower mentioned no dollar amounts in hi.s announcement, but indications are the prog rain will come to about 3 ! , = billions.. About two thirds of this would be earmarked for Asia. Council, Planning Group to Meet Tomorrow Night City Council's meeting, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed until one week from tonight. City Clerk W. I. Malin said Mayor E. R. Jackson announced the change In date. Sudbury PTA Calls Off Meet The Fathers Night meeting, set for tonight for Sudbury PTA, has been called off. It WM announced today that Sudbury's auditorium which has been undergoing repairs, has not yet been equipped with new lights. Regular meeting of the PTA is [scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow with a board meeting at 2:30. E. M. Rcgcnold Buys Property In Craighead Craighead County officials have announced the sale of the county home property to E. M. Regenold, president of First National Bank m Blytheville. Representatives of Mr. Hegenold handled the purchase and paid a reported S6G.OCO for the property. The deal has been six months in the making, it was reported. The committee appointed to sell the 60-acre tract received the high bid of 360.0SO from the bank president and farmer. Under terms of the sale contract, the buyers will get possession ol the idle acreage in the west section of the county home property immediately. The county has been given 60 days to vacate the machine shops which are also located on the property. The building and truck patches that comprise the county home proper will remain in the possession of the county until February of 1056. defense of Formosa." He said the United States should enlist both Its friends and the neu tral i.ations in "an open declaratloi condemning the use of force in Formosa Strait." He said Russia also should be asked to "declare Us position." He said: "With such an international declaration denouncing the use o: force; with such collective support for the defense of Formosa; with the addition thereby of moral solidarity to military strength in Formosa, I should think Quemoy anc Matsu would have litlle further Importance to the Nationalists, let alone to us." Stevenson spoke on a nationwide radio hookup provided free as a See STEVENSON on Page 3 State K. of C. Meeting Here Immaculate Conception Church Will be Host Forty-seventh annual meeting of the Arkansas State Council of Knights of Columbus has been scheduled for Blythevllle and is to begin Saturday, running through Monday. Registration is scheduled for Hotel Noble's lobby at 4 p.m. with a dinner to follow at the Catllblic School at 8. Sunday, an 8:30 a.m. mass nnd corporate communion for all Knights has been set for Immacu- te Conception church. . A communion breakfast will begin at Rustic Inn at 9:30 and a 7 p.m. biin- quet will be held at Hotel Noble. Requiem high mass for deceased members will be held at the church at 8 a.m. Monday and the Council's msiness session gets underway at .he school at 9:30 that morning. A ladies luncheon is scheduled for . p.m. Monday, the business session resuming between 1 and 1:30 p.m. J. P. Montandon heads the committee on arrangements, made up of Paul Hushes, A. G. Brickcy, Donald Walters, Joe Seibert, John VNeal, Jimmy Klttany, Andy Moses nd Rudy Vrska. Three Are Taken From Wreckage Of Indian Plane Airliner Carrying Red China Officials To Bandung Crashes SINGAPORE!^ — The British navy -reported that three Indian crewmen of a crashed airline were rescued by a coastal ship today in the South China Sea. Fifteen persons were still miss ing, including eight Communis Chinese officials, a North Vietnam ese and two Polish journalists — 11 bound for the Afi'lcan-Asian conference In Indonesia. The survivors were reportec suffering slight injuries. Near Singapore The four-engine Indian Constellation disappeared Monday nighi after sending three distress signals. British Royal Air Force fliers sighted the wreckage and empty lifejackets off the Great Na- .una Islands, some 200 miles northeast of Singapore, earlier today. The Constellation Kashmir Princess was one of two Air India International planes the Pciping government had chartered to fly ts delegation to th^ meeting open- ng in Indonesia next week. The second, a four-engine Sky- rmster, will curry Premier Chou !n-lai and other lop delegates i'om Kunming, China, over (lie iimalnyns to Rangoon, Burma, :0morrow. Salk Vaccine Safe Effective, Potent Complete Victory Over Polio Seen By ALTON U BLAKESLEE AP Science Reporter ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Salk polio vaccine is safe, effective and potent, it was officially announced today. The vaccine was found 80 to per cent effective In prevuiti parniytic polio in tt'sU; last yen anxious parents wore told tod by Dr. Thorn ns- Francis Jr. ot \ University of Michlgrv. Dr. Jonas E. Salk of Plttsbur immediately declared he Is* si the vaccine is potentially nlmo 100 per cent effective and c bring; complete triumph over po TopYoungFarmerTitle To H. C. Weathers, Jr Two Escape Kennett Jail KENNETT — Two men escaped from the Kennett jail yesterday, according to Sheriff Jack Barnes They were identified as Henry J. Crawford. 41, and John Lamorc, 32. Crawford was being held for extradition and Lnmore was serving a 6-months sentence. The men knocked a hole in the roof. The break was the second from the jail in a year. Five other persons escaped through the building roof in last November, Barnes said. Sovernor Here Tonight Faubus, Wife to Attend Dell, Legion Meetings Gov. Orval Faubus. accompanied jy Mrs. Faubus .will make two ppearances in Mississippi Coun- y tonight. He's due to appear at a Joint- iceting of Dud Cason .Post ol American Legion and its Auxiliary etwetn 7 nnd 7:30. Then he and Mrs. Pitubus will be uests of Dell's Kiwanis Club, 'hich has scheduled a nice ling 7 'clock in the Dell ..School cafeteria. The freshman Arkansas Governor is slated lor a. speech at the Dell meeting. Blythevilie's Junior Chamber of Commerce last nig honored H. C. Weathers, Jr., of the Sandy Ridge communi as the Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year foi North Mi sissippi County at the annual installation banquet for new o ficers of the organization. "• Mr. Weathers will participate this area's entry In the stale co tost In Little Rock which is spoi sored by the Arkansas Jnycee The contest Is port of a nation Jaycee project- to select the on .standing young farmer In the n lion. State winners will be entcre In the national, event. Bill Hnibovsky was Installed new BIythuvlMe Jaycee preside at ceremonies conducted by Hnn Lee of West Memphis, vice pres dent of the Arkansas Jaycees. H succeeded Prnnk Harshman. Other Officer* Other Jaycee officers Install' were flurry Carter Parr, first vl Storms Strike In Arkansas Tornadoes Reported In Pine Bluff and Benfon Areas Benn'mgton Repaired NEW YORK W» — The aircraft carrier Bennlnglon, repaired and completely overhauled sailed out of Bayonne Naval Supply Depot yesterday on her way back to regular duty. An explosion aboard the Benninpton 11 months ago killed 103 men. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes were reported In ecu tral and .southeast Arkansas today although the U. S Weather Burcat at Little Rock said that the re ports probably stemmed from 36 inilc-an-hour winds that nccom panied local thunders to cms. The tornadoes were reported near Ben ton—n be '. 25 miles south west of Little Rock and at Noble Lake, about five miles south of Pine Bluff. Severe Warning No injuries wore reported nl- Lhouh the Red Cross dispatehee ::rew.s to the scene of the Pine Bluff .slonn. Thn reports followed a severe weather warning Issued by the jit tie Rock bureau shortly after J a.m. The bureau did not issue i tornado warning, but an official -here said that an "unconfirmed ornado report" would be filnd on he Pine Bluff storm. Ralph Hill, 44, said that he saw , tornado swoop down and rip off bout one-fourth of hi.s barn lis farm about six miles northeast f Benton. He estimated, damage at about $500. Hill said that the storm struck t about 7:26 a.m. He .said tin I'om the roof was .scattered in a 0-foot area. High WUul The weather bureau .said that he damage probably was due lo a sudden high wind that accompanied n thunderstorm in that area. Winds were measured as high as 35 miles nn hour. A cafe anrl barns were damaged near Pine Bluff, according to a Civil Aeronautics Administration report. Negro Couple Sentenced in Court For Peaceful Use TOKYO ifi — Japan has set up a government group to push the study of peaceful use of atomic energy. A Negro man and his wife are now serving time at the county farm as a result of a fight at their home last week. The pair, John Henry and Catherine Mathews were fined $50 and costs this morning in the Municipal Court after pleading guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Half of the fine, $25, was suspended on motio'.i by the city and because they could not pay the fine the pair will work out their fine at the county farm. The wife had to be admitted to the hospital for treatment after , the n«hl after being hit over the 1 head by her husband with t bottlt. Beforehand she had stabbed him with a knife, no serious complications resulting. Traffic charges filled the remainder of the docket today. Peggy Yarbro forfeited bond on two charges of traffic violations. She forfeited bonds of $19.75 each on charges of driving without a driver's license and for speeding. Dennis Grant forfeited a $19.75 bond on a speeding charge. W. W. Powers had a charge of a similar nature dismissed. A case charging K. L. Lovelace with speeding was continued with the defendant posting bond of IW.74. Court RuSes In Favor Of Game Wardens A motion to quash service on a charge of false Imprisonment against Howard Henslny and Dewey King, state game wardens, was granted In the Civil Division of the j Circuit Court yesterday. Charges of f;i]«(: impriftonment the two game wardens were filed last year by A. M. Gallaway, who asked for $1,200 damages, N'ORTHEAST ARKANSAS; Clou- Oallaway charged he was forced dy with thunderstorms this after-I to post $50 bond and waj> unlaw-, noon and tonight. Colder tonight.) fully imprisoned for an indefinite! Partly cloudy nnd cooler Wednesday, time. ' Winds, locally high during thunder- The arrest occurred at Casteel storms. High this afternoon In the Number Two, a hunting ground. mid-70's Low tonight in the high I The attorneys for the delensc 30's to low 40s. j won the ttuash on the argument MISSOURI — Scattered showers j that ail charge/I and suits against ... .,...__, ,u,.. _, state omp ] fjyees mHst hf , tried in Weather president; Ted Bour/lkas, secoi vice president; George Anderso secretary; Jim Pearson, treasure and new board members, Joe B McHaney and Chester Caltlwell, J In the Joint program, InstalJiitlo of Jaycette officers wa!> conductc by Mrs. Joan Bosard of West, Men phis, state Jaycette parliament •Ian. Mrs. George Anderson succeedc Mrs. J. L. Westbrook, Jr., as pres Ident. Other new officers are Mr Joe Warren, vice president; Mr Walter Manser, secretary; Mrs, Bl Ilarnbovsky, treasurer; Mrs. J. Westbrook, Jr., reporter. Huffman Speaker Principal speaker at the banque was Alvln Huffman, Jr. Mr. Hufl man outlined four primary and es scntlal qualities for^purposeful an worl useful living In our society. He listed these as vision, courage and worship. Mr. Weathers, who IB 20, presented the young farmer tiwttr jy North. Mississippi County Agen eith Bilbrey. He also liuiclcd Mr Weathers' wife, for her pru ranking his fanning and othe ictlvltir'S successful. Mr. Wrath era be^an his farmln irecr nfter nerving in the Niiv jrliiff World War II. He begun b •enting 40 acres of land. Other Activities He has Increased his farm acre C consistently since that time jut chasing some land, cqulprnen i ml renting a d d i t i o n a ] land hroughout the period. Last year he f firmed 240 acres It ftl/;o lias been active In hi hurch, New Liberty B a p 11 s Church, in Boy Scout work anc ither civic activities. Outgoing president Frank Harsh nan made a report of Jaycee ac- Ivltics during the past year and 'resident, 11111 HrabovsXy spoXf iricfly of plans for the coming ea r. Charles Moore was toastmaster .ml the Rev. Harold Eggenspergcr five the invocation. thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight; cooler; Wednesday partly cloudy west, considerable cloudiness east occasional light rain or drizzle north and extreme cast in forenoon; cooler; low tonight 50 southeast; high Tuesday 40 northwest to 50 southeast. Maximum ypf.vcUTM.y--TB. Minimum thin mornln«— SB. Sunrlsn thlx .morning—5 -2.1 Sunset today—<1:30. Mean U-mpfirntnre—es. Precipitation lai,t 24 hours to 7 p m.—None. Thli Dale Lait Year Maximum ye»tfrdfty~70. Minimum thin morning --49. Precipitation January 1 to date — Pula.ikl County, scat of the state government, and that the Circuit here was not illegible to try the case. Council Meeting Is Next Week niythcvllle's City Council and Clly PlannlnR Commission will hear a University of Arkansas planning expert at a meeting In City Hall at 8 tomorrow rjlght. The ncsslon Is to be held In Municipal Court room. Pine Bluff Man Heads AMCTA Harlow Sanders ol Pine Bluff was named president of the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Trade Association today. The xrmip Is holding Its annual meetlnn at Hotel Noble here. E. J. Cure, Blytheville cotton man. Is stepping down as president of the Association. Helen Botsford. Litlle Bock, was named executive vice president and secretary. To Discus* Army MANILA W — The feasibility of orKanlzInK military units from the el«nl Manila Pact nations Into a Southeast Asia collective defense army will be discussed this month by the SKATO military committee, Philippine army sources said. The Unllecl St-tes, a pact member, is opposed to UM plan. nnd its lieutenants of terror and tragedy. Dr. Francis' official report declared the vaccine had produced nn "extremely successful effect" nmoiiK children with bulbnr polio, the most dangerous type. No Doubt There is no doubt thut children now can bo vaccinated successfully to end the threat of polio nnd the anxiety it causes every year. The vaccine was found incredibly safe and with only A of 1 pel 1 cent of children suffering minor reactions. Seventy-one children who got the vaccine became paralyzed, as against 445 who were not vaccinated. Polio can strike with Illness wlth- Bulletin WASHINGTON l;« — Secretary of Welfare Hobby will formally license (hi! Sulk |>ollo vaccine fur Kcncral use at 3 p.m. (GST) today. out paralysis, in the entire group of nearly 2,000,000 children there were 803 cases of diagnosed polio. Only 113 cases or actual polio occurred among vaccinated children with 7] developing paralysis. But 760 cases of proven polio occurred among non-vaccinated youngsters or Incomplete vaccinated ones and 445 of them were paralyzed. So called "major reactions" were almost completely Inciting. ' The,time of protection from the vaccine appears reasonably good. "The effect was maintained with but moderate decline nftor five monthu," Paralysis occurred In 33 children who received the vaccine in areas where children were given either, the real vaccine or dummy shots. None died, Just one child Riven the vaccine died of polio and this death followed removal of tonsils two days after hla second shot of vaccine In an area where polio was already prevalent. Dr. Salk urged that children this year be given only two shots of Sec SAI,K on 1-age 3 PO//O Shots Scheduled Here 5c::i More than 4,000 Mississippi County school children in the first four grades are expected to receive their first polio vaccine shots within the next week or two as a part of a nationwide program to inoculate all children against the disease with the newly-proven Salk vaccine. Schedule for Inoculations In the Blythcville area was announced yesterday by Mrs. Annabel FiU, North Mississippi County health nurse. Approximately 2,000 children have been signed up to take the shots at the Blytheville Health Unit next Tuesday. This number include* white and Negro students from the Blytheville school district, Bui- dette, Armorcl, Dell and Cornell. No date has been let for Leach- vllle, Manila and Luxora Inoculations, though, If the «erum arrives, officials may get to these school* this week, Mrs. pill said. A total of 887 have signed up la these areas with more expected. The shots Hi Leachville (235 signed) will be given In the grade nchool; at Manila (31)3) In the high school auditorium; and at Lusora (350), white and Negro of Luxora and Victoria) at the Luxora City Hall health department. In north Mississippi County, the total signed up for shot* to date 1* 2,802, with that, number expected to Increase considerably. O*c«U, Wilton Are SUM No schedule has been Mt up In south Mississippi County though Inoculation cllnlci will be held at Osceola and Wilson, Mri. Lticjr Miller, health nurse, laid today. Mrs. Miller said they expect 1.JW to 1,500 or more children to take part In the program, though d»te» for giving the first iliots will not be set until they know when the scrum will be delivered. Present plans call for giving a series of three shoti to each child taking part In grades one through four. But children who took the shots In last year's test program See I'OLIO on Pafe 3 Hearing Continues On Segregation By JERRY T. BAULCII WASHINGTON (AP) — Arguments before the Supreme ^ourt on how and when to wipe out racial segregation in the uiblic schools moved briskly today with attention focused on Virginia and South Carolina. two slntcji, like Kansas* X-Ray Unit Sets Record WHH977 Total nd Delaware— views were Riven yesterday—want time »nd nictlorn to Integrate in their own way. But attorneys for Negro children ttJl four states want the high :ourt to order color lines ellm- nated by the start of .school next certainly not later than ieplember 1950, Both sides agree for the most The mobile x-ray unit, stationed rt that the Supreme Court should ] j n Blytheville for the final day to- urn over to lower federal courts he- job of .supervising the desc relation process. However, the In tea want the district courts Lo Riven little If any Instruction n how to carry out the while Negroes Insist the Supreme 'ourt .should spell if, out. Virginia ha.s told the court "pro- nj>ed .social disorder" v/ill result desegregation Ls pushed too rap»y. Specific Localities The casc.s before the court deal vith students in .specific localities Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, with Carolina and the District of olumbla. However, any ruling will directly ffect all 17 states which have omplete or partial segregation. The court heard both sides of le Kansas, Delaware and District f Columbia cases yesterday and .arted a combined hearing on Vlr- Inl and South Carolina before re- essing after 3'/-t hours of argu lent. After arguments In the Virginia nd South Carolina today, x states not directly Involved In ic specific cases at hand get a innce to make "friend of the ourt arguments." These arc F!or- a, North Carolina, Arkansas, Ok- homR, Maryland and Texas. The arguments will be completed osslbly tomorrow, by Solicitor enenil Simon B. Sobeloff spook- K for the Justice Department. Justice Frankfurter asked yes- rday how a Supreme Court de- cc could be forced In the lower ftec SEGREGATION M Ptf* I day, set what is believed to be state record when it x-rayed S77 persons yesterday. Goal of the unit IF 500 pcrsnns per c'r.y. but thus fnr in Mississippi County it hrss average,I over G30 every day. Assisting as volunteer worhors yesterday were the Mesup.mcs H. A. Gary, Rlley Adams, J. II. CI'.iM-, F. L, Husband, Dick D. iu-.l- ncr, S. X. Owens, Ralel??i Sylvester, J. N. Smotherman, Johnson Blackwell and Randall Hawks. The unit moves to Luxora tomorrow, Other Blytheville volunteer workers include the Mesdames Marlon Williams, Byron Nail, Adolph Heinlcke, O. E. Knudsen and Byron Moore. Assisting at Annorel last week ;vcre the Mesdames R. W. Nichols, E. L .Hale, and Jack Adkisson and Miss'Ruth Ashmore and Miss Wll- ma Webb and Van Buren Russell. Sir Anthony Now At 10 Downing St. LONDON M — Sir Anthony Eden moved today into No. 10 Downing St., the official residence of British prime ministers for 220 years. He arrived at the drab, brlck- [rontcd house Just as his predecessor, Sir Winston Churchill, left by plane for a two-week holiday in 31clly. Eden became prlma minister lut WtdMtcUjr.

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