The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 25, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMPIAMT M8W8PAP1B OT KOKTHEAS1 ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOUIU VOL. LI—NO. 36 BlythevUk Couritr BlytbcvlU. Dally Nnra. Blythevlllt Renld MiuiMlppl VtUe; Ludw BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SAILOR IN DOGHOUSE .— Pictured are the city of Blytheville's two new women dog catchers, who started to work this morning. They are Laura Pugh (left) and Bette Ledbetter. The sailor who got caught with the pooch is Machinist Mate Robert Carl Rowland, U. S. Naval recruiter at Blytheville. Dog owners in the city are warned to get their pets vaccinated and to buy tags for them at the City Clerk's office or have dogs picked up. Then, they have to be bailed out within 48 hours. (Courier News Photo) Ike to Send A-Powered Ship On World 'Cruise for Peace NEW YORK (AP) — President Eisenhower today unveiled plans to send a new atomi' powered merchant ship around the globe in a dramatic demonstration of America's determi nation to win "a just and lasting peace." The new vessel, the President said, will travel thousands of miles without refueling am 'will demonstrate to people everywhere this peace-time use of atomic energy, harnessed for the improvement of human living. Midnight Blaze Hits 2 Main Street Firms Fire broke out Saturday night shortly after midnight in the Main Street building housing Campbell's Pool Hall and the Beehive Clothing Store and gutted both places. Odell Campbell, owner of the pool reached for a statement on their hall and the Farmer's Kitchen Cafe, I fire losses. and Mrs. B. Florman could not be Two Lose Lives In SeMo Wrecks Hayti Man Killed When Jeep Overturns At Portagevllle A Hayti bartender was Killed instantly at 2:55 yesterday afternoon when the 1945 jeep he was driving left the road and then overLurend 1 man. However, the pool hall appearec to be a total loss with all the equipment and concession stand destroyed or heavily damaged. The flooi was burned out in about half the pool hall side of the building. The ceiling and wall were severely scorched and burned. Merchandise Damaged In the clothing store side of the building, the wall and left side of the store were heavily damaged. Most of the merchandise on the left side of the store was either destroyed or damaged. The entire clothing store, including ail merchandise, was damaged by fire and smoke. The building, housing both businesses was owned by Mrs. B. Flor- on him, crushing hi.s chest. Missouri State Highway Patrolmen, who investigated, identified the dead man as Leon Hugh Autry, 32. The accident occurred on Highway 61, in Portageville and just over the Pemiscot County line. Aldon Walter McQuary, also of Hayti, was a passenger in the jeep, but was thrown free of the rolling jeep. He was not seriously injured, but was taken to Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital. Describes Accident He told officers a car stopped suddenly in front of the jeep and that Autry, seeking to avoid a coliision. applied his brakes and cut sharply to the right. When the jeep hit the road's shoulder, it began to overturn. McQuary, the troopers reported, had a laceration on the head and numerous abrasions. Another traffic fatality, Pemiscot County's eighth of the year occurred when Lewis Holladay Surges, Nashville, Term., died Saturday following an accident at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday near Club Zanza. He was travelling west on Highway 84 at a speed estimated by officers to be 85 miles an hour when hLs car left the rond at a curve just east of Club Znnza. On hitting n concrete abuttment in the ditch, his car was a total loss. Indications were, the troopers reported, that he had been drinking. To Visit Dust Bowl WASHINGTON </P;-Secretary of Agriculture Benson planed to leave today for a three-day tour of the "dust bowl" area of the Great ,plains. He hopes to shape a pro- grnm to combat destructive wind The Blytheville Fire Department sent three pumpers to the scene and two were in operation the entire time, with one standing by in case of emergency. Started in Pool Hal! Chief Roy Head said the fire must have started in the pool hall and spread to the clothing -store. He said the fire evidently started on the floor of the pool hall and spread to the other areas. Cause Was Unknown The Blytheville Fire Department fought the blaze for about three hours, having to go under the buildings to put out all sparks that might have blown under during the fire. + Eisenhower disclosed his Interi tion to ask Congress for funds to build the new ship in a speech prepared for delivery at the annua luncheon meeting of the Associatec Press at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel The President coupled his sur prise announcement of plans for the atomic-powered ship with new plea for congressional enactment of the administration program to cut tariffs 15 per cent over the next three years. Eisenhower made no direct men' tlon of Red China'.*; weekend offer tb negotiate with the United States to relax tension in the Formosa area. But in an obvious reference to Communist China and Russia the President said "certain die- tatorships have engaged in a deliberately conceiver 1 drive which periodically creates alarms anc fears of war." 'Must Foster Free Trarle" Eisenhower also spoke of the "unprecedented crises of these days—packed with danger," and linked the idea of freer world trade to the battle against "Oodles. 1 : Communism." 'Either we foster flourishing trade between the Iree nations or we weaken the Free World and our own economy," Eisenhower said. The administration's bill to extend the Reciprocal Trade Act three years has passed the House but still faces rough going in the Senate. Rejection of the program, Elsen- hower said, "would constitute serious setback to our hopes for global peace." He said that on the other hand: "Two-way trade, I believe, i; broad avenue by which all men and nations of good will can travel toward a golden era of peace-and plenty." Eisenhower said his administration "shall not b e bound by a slavish adherence to precedent or Tailed by the lack of it" in search- See IKK On Page 5 Traffic Violations and Other Misdemeanors Bring in $7,387 Traffic cases and misdemeanors cost persons in Municipal Court this morning a total of $1,381.20, not including court costs. This total represents fines,, forfeited bonds and one suspended fine. Cases charging three drivers with driving while drunk cost motorists bonds of $111.75 each. The motorists were Eugene Sims, J. P. Weenes and Raymond Armstrong. Charges of running over fire hose cost two drivers forfeited bonds of $10.00 each. The two were Michael' Heathcock and Charles Johnson. Raymond Griffith forfeited a $5 bond on a charge ol runlng a red light. A speeding charge cost Donald Quarles a $10 forfeited bond, Eddie Sallba forfeited a, $10 bond on a charge of running over a fire A charge of running a red light cost Joe Bradford a $10 forfeited bond. William M. Cooper forfeited a $19.75 bond on a charge of driving without a vehicle license. M. C. Hcedei forfeited a $10.75 bond on a charge of improper passing. Arthur Moore forfeited a $19.75 bond on a charge of speeding. Lee Carter had hiv case, charging him with Improper brakes and falling to yield the right of way, continued until Saturday morning. Jimmy Medford pleaded guilty to a charge of driving .while under the Influence of Intoxicating liquors and w»s fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours In jail. I-^ford reniiosled an appeal and New U. N. Cease-Fire Effort Urged Test of Reds' Sincerity Asked By Sparkman By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen Sparkman (D-Ala) proposed to day that the United States test the sincerity of Red China peace talk by seeking to renew United Nations efforts to gain a cease-fire in the Formosa area. Sparkman and some other mem bers of Congress lined up behind the State Department's suggestion that the Chinese Communists demonstrate their good intenions to negotiante. Red Chinese Premier Chou En- lai asid at the Asian-African conference in Bandung. Indonesia, that Peiping wanted no war and was willing: to talk with the United States about relaxing Par East tensions, particularly around Formosa. In a follow-up talk at yesterday's closing session, Chou said Peiping will not give up the "sovereign right" to liberal* Formosa. But he said "China and the United States should sit down and ease tension in the Taiwan (Formosa) area." Legal Status Uncertain The legal status of Formosa Is uncertain. China yielded her rights in the island to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese War In 1B95. In the Japanese Peace Treaty ending the Pacific, phase of World War II, Japan surrendered her rights to .Formosa. Peiping con tends the Nationalist held Island is rightfully a part of China. Spnrkman, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he supports the State Department's position that "of course the United States would Insist on free (Nationalist) China's participation as an equal In any discussion concerning the area." That position was set forth in n statement made public Saturday afternoon after department officials had conferred at length by telephone with President Eisenhower. He spent the weekend at Gettysburg, Pa., returning last night. Three Ways The department said Red China could show in three ways evidence that it would enter such talks with good intentions: (1) agree to an immediate cease-fire In the Formosa Strait, (2) release imprisoned American airmen and civilians or (3) accept the U.N. Secu- rty Council's Invitation to discuss See CEASE-FIRE on 8'age 5 Rabies Clinics Scheduled By Jaycees Here Rabies inocluatfon clinics for dogs will be conducted here for the second time this week under spoil sorshlp of the Blytheville Jaycees with cooperation of local veterinarians and city officials. This will be the second year for ;he clinics which jvere inaugurated last year by the Jaycees to help fight the menace of rabid dogs. The program is being held conjunction with the hiring by the city of fulltime dog catchers. Four clinics are scheduled for this week. All will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday — Fire Station Number Two. Thursday — Jaycee Club North Second Street. Friday — Lake .Street Methodist :hurch. Saturday—Harrison High School. Blytheville veterinarians, D r David Miles and Dr. N. G. Jerome will conduct the clinics, and a representative of the city clerk's office will be present to sell city dog licenses. Special rates of $1.50 will be charged for the shots. Licenses cost SI. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTg Hopes for US-Red China Formosa Talks Flicker Pakistan Minister Says Chou Left Door 'Cracked' By OM3N CLEMKNTS BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) —Prime Minister Mohammed Ali of Pakistan said today Premier Chou En-lai of Red China considers the "door to direct negotiations wiih the Unitet States over Formosa is still open a slight crack." Ali made his statement to reporters after a 2-1/2 hour luncheon talk with Chou. This was after the 29-nation Asian-African conference adjourned. Chou Jarred the closing sesstoi by declaring his government woulc not yield its "sovereign right to liberate" Chiang Kiil-shek's "islnm bnsliun. That chilled high ho hnd raised the dny before by culling for direct talks with the United States to ease tension in the Formosa nreti. AH, known as a supporter of the West, told reporters he discussed nil phases of the Formosa problem with Chou. DOOR NOT CLOSED Did Chou consider that the State Department reply to his Saturday statement left the door open to further negotiation, Mohammed Al: Chou Made Big Hit At Bandung Meet By HAROLD K. MILKS BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Red China's Chou En-lai has convinced leaders of more than half the world's people that lie is a great *uy. He did it not so much by what he did or said at the Asian-African conference, as by wlmt he refrained from doing and saying. This sober-faced, keen-minded Chinese leader was without doubt No. 1 attraction at the meeting of 29 Asian-African nations, fur overshadowing India's Prime Minister Nehru, the lender of an Asian neutralist bloc. When the conference ended, it was Chou who gathered up mosl of the prizes. He won them without •Ivlng uway a single thing In return. Leaders Impressed Even such staunch anti-Communists as Ceylon's Sir John Kot- elawala, .the Philippines' Carlos Romulo and Thailand's Prince Wan were Impressed by Chou's "peace performance." He accomplished his apparent of convincing most Asian- Weather jit wu granted, bond *ot'*t |1H. Northeast Arkansas: Fair and mild tills afternoon and tonight. Tuesday, increasing cloudiness and warmer. High this afternoon in the nld to high 70s. Low tonight in ;he mid to high 50s. MISSOURI: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; warmer this afternoon and northwest tonight; warmer Tuesday; ow tonight 45-50 to 50s outhwest; high Tuesday generally n 80s. Minimum 8\mday—R2. Maximum ycstrrdny—69. Minimum this mornlnK--M. Siirlsc this morning—5:17. sunset today—6:40. Mflftn temperature— (31.5. Precipitation last 48 hours to 7 p. m. — .29. Precipitation Jan 1 to date—20.84 ThU Date I.llt Year Maximum yeslerdny—83, Minimum this mornlntf—63. Proclpltalon January 1 to date — Mrs. L. H. Moore Dies in Kennett Made Home in City 28 Years Before Moving in 1949 KENNETT —- Services Tor Mrs. ionise McHaney Moore, u promi- icnt BlyLhcvllle resident for 28 /ears before moving Lo Kennett in ,040, will be concluded at Kennett's First Methodist Church to- lorrow nt 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett. Mrs. Moore, Wife of Dr. L. H. Moore, died Saturday. Daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. H. A. McHaney of Kcnnctt. ;he was born June 22,' 1892, at St. Francis, Ark. She married Dr Moore in 19M after graduating from Radnor College, Nashville, Tcnn. , She and Dr. Moore lived in Clarkton and New Madrid, Mo., before moving to B]yth(-ville where Dr. Moore was a practicing dentist. Ac live in Church She was active in KenneU's First j Methodist Church, Progress Club | and Federated Garden Club. She leaves two daughters, Mrs John Ben Bomar, fusculoosa, Ala.,, MrS. Robert 'L. Grimes, Eglin AFB, Fla.; two sons, Hal Moore, Greenville, Miss,, find Commander Howard More, UStJ Charleston, S C.; five .sisters, Mrs. C. L. .Jordan, Mrs. Carl Ross, Mrs. Car! Cobl< African loaders that Chinese communism is not un aggressive force otil.slde I Us own country. He also strengthened and expanded the bo- lief prevalent in especially neutralist arens ol Asia that the United States and not Communist Chlnu Is responsible for tension and fears in.this part of tho world. Many delegations came here expecting the Chines" premier to repent the table-thumping performance he gave at the Geneva conference on Indochina. No Threats Instead they found a Chinese spokesman who seemed almost like another person. He neither blustered nor threatened. Pence was his byword and If. crltlca of hi.s ideas did not ugrecj with them, he was willing lo compromise. Western supporters Won minor victories In the Bandung skirmishes. They eliminated thr; word "co- exlsitcnee" which has a pro-Cam- inuniHt connotation In many places. They managed to work into a resolution on disarmament a demand for control of conventional IIB well us atomic and nuclear weapons. But if they won some battles, it was Chou who won the war here. IH: returns to Peiplng speak ing for many of his Asian-African admirers as well as for Red China, wns asked. "He didn't exactly Interpret II that way—though I did," he re- pled. "He felt that door was no closed but almost closed and I tolc hm It was still open." Chou En-Lai, Mohammed At snld "has un answer to the question of the disposition of Chiang Kill-slick.—the Pakistan leader refused to suy what It was, "I think the United Stnlcs cm not throw him overboard" he added. "I told him Unit If I was In that position ot the Unttct States I would stick lo my friend.' He and Chou En-lai discussed the question of Russia also, Mohammet AH said, but declined to give details. He was nuked If he planned visit to China and whether Choi hud renewed an earlier InvlUtloi and replied "my memory him conveniently failed at this point." He did not say whether ho hac asked tho Ued Chinese premier to release Imprisoned American airmen as one menus of showing sincerity for the negotiations. All Intimated, however, he hac See FORMOSA On Pajfc 5 West's Big 3 to Plan Big Four Conference WASHINGTON (AP) — The Western Big Three foreign ministers will meet In Paris May 8 "to discuss concrete plans for holding a four-power conference with the Soviet govern- nnd Mrs. H. C. Cook. of Kuri- nett, and Mrs. Joseph W. Hick.s. Aguna, Guam, and ten Knintlchil- dren. Pallbearers will be .1. W. McHaney, R. A. Nelson and John McDowell, all of Blythr-vllk-. and Mayes Chlsrn, Joe Kcrr and Reeder Porterfleld of KenneU. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. L. I.,. Hubner, »\Tax Usrf-y, Jot- Pride, E. L. Hale, George Bjirharn, W. D. Chamblln. W. S. Jolinstnn, C. M. Gray, Dr. II. C. Sims, ol Blytheville; and 13111 McGee. Ernest Wllburn, Dr. J. C. Mills, Paul Sudbury, L. A. Pickard, Jack Karston, Julius Kohn, Aron Rosfinthal, Elmo Blakeniore Andrew Hard- Ing, Mitchell Sinn.'],, Dub Sra-lcy, Sidney Jones, L. E. Ilaker, Dr. Joe Zimmerman. Dr. Paul Biildv.'m. Dr. N. M. Jones, of Kennott; Dr. H. A. Taylor of Campbell; and W. E. Crafton, Lenchville. mcnt." The State Department in announcing this today said the United States, Britain and France "earnestly hope that a four-power conference can meet us soon as possible." The brief announcement did not .say at what level it hoped the meeting with Russia could be held. President Elsenhower and Scere tary of State Dulles have said in tin: past that a four-power foreign minister* conference should pre cede any meetings of heads of StfltC. Musenvv's Idea Moscow has indicated » desire for a meeting of Premier with President Elsenhower and British Prime Minister Anthony Eden. In talking to newsmen at a diplomatic reception on Saturday, Bui? nitnin .said lie v/as Interested in such a conference and that it wits up to Ki«:iihrjwer and Eden to set a d;de. In preparation for the May 8 Paris meeting, American, British find French technical experts will meet In London Wednesday to make what the State Department called "a preliminary study" of Stolen Automobile Is Reported Here Has anyone seen a two-door green deluxe Ford with Mississippi auto license number 195-488? If you have please notify Charlie Bell, Blythevllle Commercial Appeal Bureau Bell returned to Walnut Street ;icro:i!i from the Courier News v/hi-re he h:id parked hlH cur about 6:00 Saturday afternoon only to find it Kone, The car had a tank full of gasoline. Bell came here recently to take over the bureau and 1 lifts had considerably bad luck with his vehicle. About a month ago, at the time of the Hubert Utley murder, Bo.ll the Soviets In London for World damaged the cnr on the way buck War II peace talks. Thn .statement from Holland, was in n note from Japan'.') permanent observer at the United Na- -lons to the Soviet United Nations delegate. The note snld Japan assumes the Japan Is Ready For Peace Talk TOKYO lift — Japan told Russia today she Is ready to meet with ille question Is settled, since Moscow has said It was aRrooable lo Condon or Geneva proposed. No dato was Chamber Board to Meet Board of Directors of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will hold Its monthly meeting In the Chamber tomoirow afternoon at 2:30. according to 'Worth Holder, managw ol UM Chamber. the problems to bo discussed by the foreign ministers. The state department said that "In accordance With the usual practice" the three Western governments will discuss the possible Big Four conference with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer und representatives of other Atlantic Pact governments. Explorers to Hear Dr. Neil Douglas The Explorers Club of BlythirviUe will hold a dinner meeting at the Noble Hotel Wednesday. Dr. Nell Douglas will present a lecture on HlLand, Denmark and Finland. Dr. Nell Is a former All-American football player, received decoration from several foreign countries and IH a photographer, author and scientist. Doulas's lecture includes a film along with his presentation. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Major League Teams Do Flip-Fiona Over Weekend . . . nijlheville Chiefs Grab Second Win nf Season , . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and 1). . . . . . Ten Candles for the United Nation* . , . First of a Serlcii . . . Page 6 ... Joe Warren Joe Warren New State JC Officer Blytheville Club Gets Top Trophy For Ninth Time Blythevllle'a Junior Chamber of Commerce returned from the State Jnycee convention at Harrison ,yes- terdny with one stale vice presidency and three awards trophies, Including the H. orndy Manning Trophy won by the Blythevlllo club for Uiii ninth consecutive year. Joe Warren of Blytheville wa» elected to one of tho five stat« vice presidencies. He lias been first vice president of the Blytheville club during the past year Sponsorship of the National Cotton Picking Con teat brought the Juycces their ninth consecutive H. Gincly Manning award, given each year for the Jaycee project which, publicizes the state of Arkansas. The scrapboolc for the cotton picking contest, entered also in the division of agriculture, contained 136 pages. The book won, second place in agriculture division. The Blytheville club also won ft first place award with a scrapboolc entry In public health. P. D. Qathrlght of Little Rock was elected president of the Arkansas Jnycees. Reports on convention activities will be made at a regular meeting of the Jnycees tonight at 7:30. Dyess Man Shot At Ashdown ASHDOWN( Ark. (ff)—A 25-year- old 'Dyess, Ark., man was shot to death Saturday night after what the county sheriff called "an all- day drinking spree." Dead is Edwin E. Wheeler. Held for questioning Is a 43-year-old resident of Ashdown. Prosecutor R. Coker Thomas declined to release the mime of the man held for questioning. Sheriff Audrey Thrash said. Wheeler was shot at a farmhouse bout a mile and one-half northwest of here. He said Wheeler met the Ashdown man Saturday and "after an all-day drinking spree" the two men began to argue. Carrier Position Open at- Osceola . Examinations for filling the position of rural carrier for the Osce- Post Office nave been an- lotmccd by the U. S. Civil Service :ommission. Applicants must have resided -ithin the delivery area of the Osceola Post Office for the past 'ear and must be between the ages if 18 and 50. Deadline for appllca- • ions Is May 17. Information and applications nay be obtained from the Osceola ifflce or from the Civil Service Commission in Washington, y Membership Group to Open Drive with Breakfast Tomorrow Workers in the Y membership drive, which gew underway tomorrow, will meet at Hotel Noble's Mirror Room tomorrow morning for a kick-off breakfast starting at 7 o'clock. The breakfast will be for Y board members, block captains and workers In the drive. Jlmniie Edwards is chairman of the campaign. Block cnplalns for the drive arc: Kclley Welch, Judge Philip Deer, Dr. James C. Guard, Dr, Orlic Parker, Hank Dodd, Ketnp Whlsenhunt, Kendall Berry; Oliver Richardson, Bill Wyatt, Jack Owen, R. A. Nelson, Jim Manley A. S. (Todd) Harrison, Alvln Huffman, Jr., Russell Hays, Herman Carlton, Ed Tune; Kemper Bruton, C. W. Kapp, Bill Williams, Hairy Carter Parr, J. W. Adams, Murray Smart and Nick Powers. Money from membership purchase* will go to help defray expenses of the Y's supervised aum* nier ncretolon profna.

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