The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOL. LI—NO. 34 Blythtvill* Courier Blytlttvllfc Daily NIWI Blyth4Vlll« Herald UUssiuippl Vallej Lradtr ! POMMAMT NlWSf APSt Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES DIDN'T HURT A BIT — Youngsters in grades one through four filed through the County health unit here today for the first of this year's series of Sulk polio vaccine shots. A few at the children couldn't keep from making a face as the needle went in, but most showed only slight apprehension. Lad above, from Burdette, gets some reassuring words from Mrs. F. P. Husoand (left) as Dr. Jack Webb (right) administers the vaccine. At noon today, about 1,450 youngsters had received the first of two inoculations. All told, about 2,000 were (o get them before the day wns over. Some 286 received shots at Manila yesterday and 212 got their Salk vaccine inoculations at Leach- villc yesterday. (Courier News Photo) Plans Being Drafted for Showing Off Chamber Industrial Site Here Plans, for dedicating new industry and expanding local industry were outlined yesterday by a Chamber of Commerce committee which set June 21 as the date for holding open house at its South Elm industrial site. Participating in the program will lie five industries now located on the Chamber's industrial site. They include Central Metals Co., whose arrival here precipitated purchase of the site: Blytheville Tool and Die Co.: and Blytheville Canning Co., Pepsi- Cola Bottling Co., and Simmons Tin Shop, all of whom have built new facilities on the Chamber's site. Committee Named Kelley Welch, Russell Hays and E. B. Thomas are heading up the committee on arrangements and pointed out, they will take ad- vantage of the opportunity to do a litle selling on the remaining industrial sites available there. One of the first acts of the group was to draft a letter to Wlnthrop Rockefeller, the Standard Oil heir and a new but leading citizen in the state. Mr. Rockefeller is heading the Arkansas industrial Development Commission find as such will be asked to be on hand for the open house program here, Also due to get special invitations will be Gov. Orval Paubus, mayors of nearby towns and various other state and county officials. Each of the firms located in the area will have open houses during the day. It is hoped that Governor Faubus and Mr. Rockefeller will be on hand for a tentatively-scheduled ribbon-cutting on Elm Street at 10 a.m.. when the day officially will get under way. McCradle Was Yalta Papers Goat Dulles' Deputy Responsible for Early Release WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said today Asst. Secretary Carl W. McCardle was the man who gave out the Yalta papers a day ahead of their general release. Dulles told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that McCardle, assistanl secretary for public affairs, "gave a galley proof" to the New York Times the evening of March 15. * '.'This involved an exercise by Mr. McCardle of a discretion that was his," Dulles said. "It involved no breach of security." Dulles said he had concluded by the time live one copy was given out that the British government had withdrawn its objections to publication and that that publica- ion would not hurt U. S. relations with allies. Day Later The release of Ihe single copy came just a day after the State Department had said disclosure of the record of the wartime conler- ence among British Prime Minister Churchill, Soviet Premier .Stalin and the late President Roosevelt would not be In the national Interest. Dulles was summoned to i closed-door session of the commit tee headed by Sen. George (D-Qal and read a prepared.statement. In it Dulles said that James B. Reston of the New York Times told Dulles and McCardle the morning of March 15 It was Reston's "impression" of a conversation he said he had with George "that the sen- See YALTA on Page 14 Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Chou En -Lai Blasts U.S. In Speech at Bandung 'Liberals Urge Ike to Extricate United States from. War Menace i WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-seven well-known Americans who call themselves Liber- as urged 1 resident Eisenhower loday to "take immediate steps io extricate the Uniled Mates^rom the present menace ol war in Uu» Formosa Strait." Tn ?y C 3llcd upon the President, in such negotiations ".to make clear that the United states will not commit its fortes to the defense" of Malsu and, Quemoy "and will not permit them to become a cause of war." * BLVTHEV1I.LE ROYALTY _ Charles (Chuck) Langston, son „. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. .Langston, and Miss Linda Rayder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rayder, have been named Blytheville High School's Duke and Duchess to the Memphis Cotton Carnival. Carnival's goodwill louring group comes to Blytheville Monday at 4 o'clock at City Hall (Courier News Photos) 19-Year-Old Steele Private Takes Own Life with Shotgun STEELE—Coroner John German ton. and of Hayti said this morning Umt the j Dorsey. death Sunday afternoon of a 19- j year-old Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Army private has been ufiicially declared a suicide. The body of Dawson Goodwin oJ the Demon community, ihree miles west of here, was found around 3 p.m. yesterday lying in a thicket en the bank of Pemiscot Bayou. He had been shot one time in the chest with a shotgun. Following an investigation Coroner German ruled the wound self-inflicted. Funeral services were held in the •Assembly of God Church here this afternoon with burial in the Ml. Zion Cemetery. German Funeral Home of Steele was in charge. On Sick Leave According to a German Funeral Home offiical, young Goodwin was visiting Demon and Steele on a sick leave from Ft. Leonard Wood. He was granted the leave April 6 and was scheduled to return to camp April 27. Prior to entering the service, young Goodwin made his home with a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Harrington, in Denton. 'According to the funeral home official young Goodwin borrowed a car from a friend Sunday and drove to Pemiscot Bayou. A note, telling from whom he. borrowed the car, WHS found in the car. Goodwin's body was discovered Harold Ray Goodwin o Kiwonians Host Their Children Sons and daughters of BlytheviJJe Knvanians will be guests of hono as the Kiw.nnis Club observes it: annual Father, Son and Daughtel Day at its weekly meeting in Hole Noble. A special program of interest to youngsters has been lined up foi the event, according to Kiwanian Chhrles Brogdon, chairman of the affair. by persons residing In the vicinity. In addition to his sister he is survived by his mother Mrs. Rosic Ilene Goodwin of Dorsey, Miss., and five brothers, Herman David Goodwin of Chicago: -Daniel, Dale and Dennis Drew Goodwin of Dcn- Bids Received On BAFB Storage LITTLE ROCK UP)—W. A. Gray of Shreveporl, La., has submitted the apparent low bid of $118.382 for construction of explosives and gas .storage buildings at Blytheville Air Force Base, the u. S. Engineers said here yesterday. Value Questioned UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. l.fl — Secretary Dag Hammarskjold today questioned Ihe value of bring- ng Ihe Formosa problem before .he United Nations at the present line. He also declared there had )een no significant new developments in liis efforts to obtain the •elease of American fliers held by Red China. Caruthersville Woman Hurt In Boat Mishap CARUTHERSVILLE — Mrs. Kitty Book, wife of n former Caruthersville alderman, was in critical condition at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital In 'Haytl late last night. She Is suffering from a skull fracture, broken jaw and miscellaneous cuts received in a motorboat accident on the Ml.ssi.s.sippi River at Caruthersville Sunday afternoon. Her husband, Cecil Book, said last night that because of her condition she will be taken to Memphis today for observation. Arrangements have been made for an examination by Dr. Joseph Morris of Memphis, Book said. He stated he did not know what hospital she would be admitted to in Memphis. Book is Northeast Arkansas- Southeast Missouri district wire chief for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. According to witnesses, the accident occurred this way: A runabout mtoorboat, guided by Walter Miller, local produce trucker, collided with a motorboat in which the Books were riding, aboul 70 feel away from the Missouri shore. They couldn't see each other be- orehand as a barge obstructed heir view. Both boats capsized and It was Imost a minute before the trio re- urned to the surface. Young Book, Barrow Make Rescues Max Barrow, who was also ileasure boating, pulled the Books rom the river. Meanwhile, Bob Book, 17-year- Id son of Cecil Book, swam from hore 10 feet out to where Paul enson was in his mptorhoai. They went out to where Miller was lying atop the back of his oat. Young Book grabbed Miller nd got him Into the Jenson boat. Miller later said, "I guess I /ould have died If It hadn't been or Bob." Book suffered from a stiff neck nd other minor ailments, includ- ng aches. In his back and legs. Miller has a three-Inch gash In is head, both of his arms ache, nd he has several minor euts. The Book boal was considered a loss, as one side was broken, epalrs amounting to about $25 111 be necessary Q U Miller's boat Caruthersville Eyes Tax Hike Money Would Go 1 For Negro, White School Facilities By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — If the proposed bond Issue that will be voted on here Tuesday is passed it will mean an increase from $2.75 to $3.20 on $100 assessed valuation of property. Delinnr A. Cobble, Caruthersville school superintendent, said this increase of 45 cents on every $100 is necessary for additional facilities. The additions would include a 12-room white elementary school building, nn 8-room Negro elementary school building, a building for Caruthersville High's music department, an additional room attached to South Side School and an auditorium-gymnasium for the Negro high school. Cobble compa red Ca ruthersville with other triple A school systems in Southeast Missouri and said Ca- ruthersvllle has the lowest tax rate. compared with other Pein Iscot County Cahas the highest tax Announcement of the telegram* to Eisenhower was made by Americans for Democratic Action, whu said the signers acted as Indivl unls. ADA, claiming -15.000 mer hers, calls Itself all "independen iinti-Coinmunist political orgunizi lion" dedicated to the cause of II Among those listed as slgnei were Mrs. Franklin D. Rooscvcl Norman Thomas, veteran Socln 1st leader; W. P. Kennedy, pros dent of the Brotherhood of Ral road Trainmen; author-commcntr tor Elmer Davis ;Mrs. India EC wards, vice-chairman of the Den ocratlc National Committee; D iteinhold Nelbuhr, Union Theolog cal Seminary;- the Rev. Jolir Haynes Holmes, former pastor o Community Church, New York Lloyd K. Garrison, New York a torney; Benjamin V. Cohen, foi mer State Department ndvlsei and Harvard professors Zeeharia Chafee Jr., Seymour E. Harris Alvln Hanson and Arthur M Schleslnger Jr. Different Case Affirming their support of U.S pledges to help defend Formos and the Pescadores against an Chinese Communist attempt to Ir. vade Chiang Kai-shek's National Isl refuge, the -17 signers said til ease of the offshore Islands of Mat su and Quemoy Is quite different. ''We submit that the Island.s ovei which this threat arises tire in separable from the (Communist: mainland by reason of their situa lion and. us you observed some months ago, not essenlia! for the defense of Formosa and the PCS cadores," the telegram said. The Elsenhower administration has declined to make any dcclara tion now on whether It will help defend Matsu and Quemoy if the Communists curry out threats to seize them from Chiang. It has, said they will be defended if any assault on them appears to be <i prelude to an attack on Formosa. The telegram to Elsenhowei nsked him to seek Ihe cooperation of other free nations, through the U.N. or in direct lalks, lo join in seeking a fiolulion "In accordance with international law which will remove the danger of war over Ihe Quemoy and Matsu Islands." Recalling the evacuation of Clii- ang's forces from other coastal islands earlier tills year with the help of the U.S. 7lii Fleet, they idded: "The operation In the Ta chens offers a. useful and succe.ssful precedent for withdraw. See UDEKALS on rage 14 However, schools in ruthersvillc rate. Kennett has a tax rate of $3.95 on $100 assessed valuation of property as does SIkeston, Cobble said. He said Dexter and Poplar Bluff have tax rates of $3.40 on $100 assessed valuation ol property. Voting Hours Voting hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the old elementary school building in the 1100 block on Ward Avenue. At last Friday's meeting of the board of education, it was decided that an improved lighting system should begin next fall. Cobble said that the project of putting fluorescent lights in the rooms of al] schools in the Caruthersville system will be completed In five to eight years, depending on the amount of money allotted for it.. Other changes for next school year will Include combining the offices of the high school principal and the Caruthersville superintendent. This will enable the principal to be nearer the records. The principal's office will be used by the guidance director, who now has a smaller office on the third floor of che building. New officers of the bonrd of education were in charge for the first time Friday. They were Wlllard Collins, president; Mrs. J. Thomas Markey, vice president; Dalton Teroy, treasurer. Next meeting of the board will be on Friday May 13, the last day ol school. Work by Fall On Highway 61? Engineer* to facilitate planning on relocation of Highway fil between the Ark-Mo slale line near here anil Lake David will be hired wilhln the next few weeks, Highway Director Kldrldge Slid In Little Rock today. Eldrldpe expressed hojre work can bcfiin on 61 this year, but said It probably will be fall. Other projects fnr which private engineers will he hired immediately Include the Mississippi Hlver bridge al Helena and an Arkansas Rivi-r bridge and expressway at Little Hock. Total cost of the projects: about WO million. TOP SI'ELLKRS — Voy Olllcntlnc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Voy Oil- lentlne of OsC'iola, came off with lop prize In the annual Mississippi County spelling bee here today. Flnnklnu him arc Elizabeth Qiirncr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. alenn Garner of Luxora, who finished second, and Jerry Hill, Lange School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hill of BlylhcYllle, who was llilrd. Agicrnvntn and apricot were the winning Words for Voy (Courier'News I'liiiio) Soviet Calls for Big Four Meet on Austria MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union called today lor looting of the Big Four foreign ministers in Vienna in the. carcsl Allure to sign an Austrian state treaty. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. ilololov called In the top dlplo mile representatives of Britain "nuice and the United .Stales till! loriilng to hand them notes de •Ing: Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS Pnrt- y cloudy and continued warm lo- Ight and Wednesday with scntlcr- I thunderstorms tonight and Wcd- t'sdiiy. Outlook Thursday to Bunny, continued mild temperatures Ith scattered llumdershowers most' about the weekend. High this r ttTiioon In the mid to high BO's iw tonight in the mid to high (JO'S. MISSOURI - Considerable cloud- tlil.'i afternoon, tonight and odnradny; .showers and thunder- inns northeast this afternoon er the state tonight nnd south and st Wednesday afternoon; Windy tills afternoon turning c:oo- r extreme northwest Wednesday 'ternoon; low tonight near CO irthwest to 70 southeast; high Wednesday 70 northwest to 80':J elsewhere. Maximum ;«acnluy.-80. Minimum thlii moniini/ -117. yiniilM: tlilN nnirninK-~?,:22. !imi!:t.-t today-- 5:3r,. l-rui-lpltauon lout 21 lion™ to 7 p.m none, I'rcclpH/iUfjn Jim, I to diil<;—II; 72 Tills Dale 1.,-isi Maximum yi-aterUny—83. Minimum Uil.'i morn!ni;--5l. |'MT||,|!BI.|(,M .Inminry I to date - "As a result of the exchange o opinion (with Austrian Cliaiicelio Raal) nnd his delegation inst week, II Is clear thai Ihe po.sslblllly exists lo setlle the Aiislrlan question line conclude a stale treaty with Alls trill." A communique on the Raab- Molotov Inlks, Issued after they ended April 15, called lor an end to the occupation of Aiirilrla am Hie withdrawn! of nil omipntlor troops not .nlcr thnri ,iext Dec. 31, Soviet f'romiscs The Soviet government promised to: Seltle Its reparations bill iiEi.lnst Austria for the equivalent of 150 million dollar. 1 ; worth of Auslrlnn Roods, return to Austria nil former German property in the Soviet occupation /one. Including the Danube Shipping Co., and return the Austrian oil field; and refineries which the Russians have been opcrallnr during the 10-yenr- oecupalion in exchange for deliveries ol Austrian oil in amounts to be worked out. These changes In Ihe Austrian draft treaty, most of which was ircvlously worked out In loin, would have to be approved by the ,hree Western Allies before it could lie signed. rVomen Conyictcd HEILKLUKRG, Germany I/I'/ — The U.S. Army said today that four nore American women have been :onvlctc<l by army courts here of charges of petty Ijlnck markelinii. Three weeks ago four American wives were convicted here of sim- lar violations. Says Red China Being'Subverted' By United States By ROBERT EUNSON BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) • Rod China's Premier Chou En-lai told the Asian-African conference today his country is. not interested in "subversive activities" but instead is being "subverted by the United States' of America." "If you do not believe this," he told (he delegates, "then you can send representatives to China to take a look. You are all welcome." Chou continued; "We do not hide Ihe fact that' we believe in communism. But this Is not a meeting to discuss Ideologies but to seek a common ground and not great di- vergencies." Communist China, he said, had come to Bandung ready to comply with Ihe decisions of the sponsoring, nations, and not to rulse other questions. "We have no proposals," Chou asserted. "China could wise the question of the liberation of Taiwan (Formosa) and the neighbor- Ing Islands. We could have made criticism of the unfair treatment of China in the United Nations but we are not going to do that." Coiullutory Line Aside from the charge of U.S. subversion, most of Chou's speech followed a conslllatory line, emphasizing chiefly his contention that "peaceful coelxtence of countries with different socln' systems can be realised." Chou said "International tension was reduced following the Korea mlstlce and the Iiidochinesfl cease-fire. Chou Invited the whole world to oln with Chliin, India and Burma. See EN-LAI BLASTS <m PlUfe 14 State K. of C. Winds Up Its Annual Meet Slate council of Knights of Co- iinibus wound up a three-day ses- lon here yesterday with election of fflcors. • Reelected were State Deputy Leo Byrne of Little Rock; State 'reiusiircr William Glsler of Fort Smith, and State Advocate Jim Reynolds of Texarkium. Other officers named yesterday icluded State Secretary Walter E. Webb, Helena, and State Warden (V. G. DeClark, Pocahontas. Alternates to the Supreme Condition are Arlhur Brlcker of Oseola and Jim Etoch of Helena, fn its final session, the council ledgecl support of the Guardian I-CKS pictures service, the Catholic tlvertlsiiig program, the Catholic outh Organization (CYO), Ihe onfralernity of Chrisllan Doctrine nd the Newman Club activities. State Deputy Byrne was asked by le group to personally express the •atltudc of Die slate council to (111 juncli chaplains and parish prlesta id to solicit their continued sup- orl for Columianism. He also was instructed to write ishlp Albert L. Fletcher, pledging council's continued support of . programs. In Ills annual report, State Dep- y Byrne revealed that there are 103 Knights in Arkansas. One new council, at Slovak, Ark., has brought the total of councils to 13 in the state. The delegates voted to hold their 1050 convention in Helena. Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . Cleveland Hatchet Men Don't Slop 1,'nlll They ll»vr. Scalp* . . . lllylhcvllk I'aps Win First Track Mccl al Caruthers- vllle . . . Sporls . . . PafCT 10 and II ... . . . All*rl Klnslfln Soujhl lo n/xlur Public, Attention . . . Klrnt of a .Sftrlex . . . I'aff*- 2 ... Courier Newn-MaKazlnR . . . I'ajre 3 . . . ARKANSAS KNIGHTS ICNI) MKKTINO - Arkansas State Council. Knights nl Columbus, wound up a three-day -session here yesterday with election of officers. Pictured above arc 'from the left) Jim Reynolds, foxarkana, advocate, Walter E, Webb, Helena, treas- urer; Harry King, Pine Bluff, past slate deputy; Leo J. Byriw, Little Rock, /eelccted stale deputy; Fathei Amos endorlin, noting slale chaplain, Blytheville; William dlslcr. Port Smith, treasurer, and A. O. DeClerlc, rocnhontas, warden, (Courier Ncwi Fbeta)

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