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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,— THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NonTHPiRT Atj^^o.o * * **^ VOL. XLVIII—NO. 137 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Labor Day Less Costly *Than in '51 541 People Die; Road Mishaps Fatal to 417 By The Associated Press The Labor Day week end took its customary high toll of lives this year, but it still was considerably less eostlv than the same three-day holiday a year ago. Deaths from all accidental causes totaled 541, compared with 658 violent deaths lust year. Traffic accidents, as usual, took lhe heaviest .toll, killing 417. Drown- Ings claimed another 55 lives and 60 persons perished in a variety of miscellaneous mishaps. Ned II. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, said in a statement that this year's traffic, toll represented a saving ^f more than 40 lives, compared TOifh last year's record traffic death total of 461. 480 Deaths Expected The Council had predicted that highway mishaps would account for 480. deaths. "We wish Ihe toll could have been lower, but we naturally are gratified that it was less than last year," Dearborn said. "The saving can be attributed, we believe, to greater realization by the driving public of the need for extra caution at this time, and to special traffic law enforcement efforts by state and local police all over the country." 91 Deaths In 24 Hours The accident toll covered the period from 6 p. m. Firday to midnight Monday (local time). The Safety Council reported that thus far In 19,53 there have been 84 traffic deaths every 24 hours. This includes deaths occurring from injuries days, weeks or months after the accidents. Deaths by states (traffic, drown- Ings and miscellaneous) included: Arkansas 9 3 6;. ifissouri 801. lilA'THKVlLLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY DODGE COULDN'T HODGE—The windstorm which struck Blytheville last night played some un-amusing pranks in the eastern section of the city. A tree in front of the home of Jimmie Auder- ^Weather .Ark»n»M forecast: Fair v . today, Wednesday and Thursday. "Rising tempwutures on Wednesday' after- Rainstorm Brings Fall Of 2.4 Inches in City Wind-driven rain that brought autumnal weather lo much of Ark ansas swept through Blytheville last night, dumping two and four-tenths inches of rainfall on the city and doing some <Iiuna«c we'e^inis'o'f^wind 811 ,^ ^^ ^^ "** n had 53 ' least one instance, a not-so-small tree toppled. A large tree fell on a car owned by Jimmie Anderson, 609 East Cherry. Both power and telephone service was disrupted by the storin. Minor damage to Arkansas-Missouri 1 Power Co. lines blacked out sections of the city for periods ranging from 20 minutes to an hour. Southwestern Dell Telephone Co. officials said 350 phones in Blytheville were put out of service, but that all were back in service by morning by crews who worked all night. Several toll lines to Missouri also were out of service last night. The storm drove the temperature here from a high of 35 degrees yesterday afternoon to a low of 60 early this morning. " ' By The Associated Press (Rain and windstorms drove tern- son, 609 East Cherry, was uprooted and deposited on top of (his 1952 Dodge which was parked ill the driveway. Hoa-cvcr, the car didn't appear to l>c heavily damped. (Cuui-er News i>ho| 0) noon and Thursday.- Light winds. Missouri forecast: Fair and cool tonight; Wednesday fair and warmer; low tonight 45-55; high Wednesday 78-85. Minimum this morning—60. Maximum yesterday—35. Sunset today—6:28. Sunrise tomorrow—5:34. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am —2.40. I Total precipitation since January I ^1—30.20. •: 7 Nfean temperature (midway ! twcen high and low)—77.5. ; Normal mean temperature : September—7-1.2. . This Dale Last year ' Minimum this morning—69 Maximum yesterday—105.5 Precipitation 'January I to date—30.99. be- for Brinkley 55 and Ft. Smith 5S. More thundershowers were forecast today for the extreme southeast with cloudy or partly cloudy and cooler weather elsewhere. Henry J. Swift, Osceola, Passes State Bar Exams overnight in Arkansas, and fall-like weather prevailed in some sections of the state today. At Fayetteville. for instance the . mercury hovered around 00 ve.rter- U c:i f ., re ' He tn day but plunged to a cool 46 last t derbllt University Law night. In Little Rock, the tern-' OSCEOLA--Henry James Swift of Osceola has received notification of his admission to the state bar, and will enter law practice here immediately. He will be associated, with A. P. Barham. Mr. Swift was among 30 who passed the state bar exams administered to 60 this summer, his notification said. A graduate of Osccola High School, Mr. Swift was,'graduated from Yale University in 1943. -serB-a VirWyaars'-Vi.f'jip armed force.s following his graduation. •' After his discharge from the service, he was associated \vith his uncle, Guy Bryant, in the grocery busi- ucs ?.here. He then entered the Van- School, and -was uraduatprl 1*,ci- c™-i«~ ».„ Traffic Deaths Lead Arkansas Holiday Toll Other Accidents Up Fatality List to 20 By The Associated Press Traffic accidents led the list SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ... . •-/»*.» -u niu \j\jl. li:j£) C i.1 Ike Xuts Loose STEarnest' At Corruption in Washington • * * * * * * ' * * * .* . Truman Claims Ike Increasing _. - • M j O' I i A± • \n • ^~ . nuji c Kisk of Atomic War in Campaign n ut n i ABOARD TRUMAN TV) \T\T /• "^ ^rUl wl Bi'fl fin fs 1 f iir> micinunr] ti i c T i i »-. *« njjMiii \% m. ijy ^ iixiKiFijij loosely Rooi.it lib- vsG no TCI ^* iiLni^ im_ Luoirivyn peoples oi. JiuistGvn KuroiiE? He declared that John Foster Dulles and other "masterminds" of the Eisenhower campaign are play- Ing cruel, gutter politics with lhe lives of countless good men ,- v ,| women behind the iron curtain • ' Truman declared at one point- It is not an easy thing for me to see their respected candidate— who kno»s better — being used as a spokesman for selfish politicians n° ."'!" .? y an >'t m '»B they think will help them to power. "Surely the Republican candidate must know the iron curtain and the Kremlin walls will not. come tumb- Insidc Today's Courier News . ... Coaches pick niylherille among top grid learns . . . sports . . . race 7. . . . Society . . . rage 4. . . . Markets . . . Page 14. ,,.,.., Stevenson Is 'Satisfied 7 With Michigan Speech SPRINGFIELD, in. ,„,, _ oov. Artlal Stevenson said today he is en M l f Cd " Wil " "" rM '" te " h "-™" "'-'" "« leld of , , *"' an<i " Ie reaC " 0nS field of labor-management legislation. h ' S State " »° £iti °» Back in his office today. Steven- ion started work on his next major effort—a statement of policy on a farm program. He leaves Friday for Denver then goes to the National Plowing e s as , . Arkansas'fatality toll for the Labor' ?St Rl Kassor) . Minn., where . , - perature dropped from a high of 88 to 61. Arkadelphia was the state's hottest spot en Labor Day. Residents of that South Arkansas city roasted in 102 degrees. Most of the state had rain, Ml. . Ida had the heaviest rain, with 2.S inches. Batcsvillc was next Swift is 29. and the nephew "of Mrs Guy Bryant of Osceola. ^ - "j mil iui LIIC LjilOO Day weekend rose to 20 last night Ihree persons, drowned, seven died from miscellaneous or un known causes and ten died on the state's highways. Joseph j. Roy. 47, Weiner Ark was killed instantly last night when he. was struck on Highway 39 iri Weiner by an automobile, 'state Police Sgt. Wj-att Patrick Identified the driver as Pic. Raymond L Wil- soiv23, of Ncttleton, Ark., and said ne nsd been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Red Rote, a 24-year-old Negro of Osceola, Ark., died in, a Memphis hospital of shotgun wounds received Saturday. Deputy Prosecutor Ralph Wilson of Mississippi County said Benny Lee Leonard. IB, Negro was being held for questioning. (In Mississippi County, the Labor Day weekend death toll remained at t\vo today, with no new deaths rep.ui-n duriiiR the nast 24 hours Sec FATALITIES on rage H 'lie is expected !o speak as fully on agriculture as he did yesterday on labor. Groundwork Laid The Democratic candidate for president lias now laid (he groundwork of his position on at least four of the big issues In the present ' campaign. He has spoken out, at length, on foreign policy, civil rights legislation, Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin and labor- management relations. He has brushed such questions lib- as social security and what claims were the comparative rcc~ ords of lhe Republicans and Democrats. He has not yet placed himself on record—except that he strongly supports .the Democratic platform —on agriculture, nor on government spendingi Finally, if he considers the Re- publican accusations of corruption in government an Issue, ho has not yet answered it, 4 Speeches Delivered In Michigan yesterday, he talked mainly about labor and about foreign policy. He delivered f ollr speeches In a single day. He had a fifth in his briefcase, and he started lo deliver It at Politiac when a swishing summer rainstorm drove him and his audience to cover. The high point came in Cadillac See STEVENSON on r.lgc 14 Manila to Pave More Sidewalks dKvncii i night ™ The Manila city regular meeting lasi continue the sidewalk paving program begun earlier in the summer Mayor I. D. siicild said todny. About 1,200 feet have been paved to date, and the completed program will total about 4,000 feet. Mayor Shcdd said. Paving | s expected to be completed prior to bad weather, ling down from a few blasts on a campaign trumpet." Truman didn't mention Dulles by name in his foreign policy talk to a railroad station crowd at Parkersburg, Va., Identifying him only as a Republican "who helped In the formulation of our foreign policy." Triunan then said: "Ho knows what a precarious situation the world Is in. He knows how easy it would be to start'a' war. But he Is perfectly willing to have the Republican party, and the Republican candidate, say things that Increase the risk of «-ar. simply In order to get votes." Dulles recently came out of a conference with Gen. Du-ight D. Eisenhower, the GOP nominee, about the future liberation of peoples behind he Iron curtain ami the candidate himself voiced his aspirations in an American Legion speech Stopping for 55 minutes this morning I,, Cincinnati, home town Of Sen. Taft, the President praised the Republican leader as belne "intellectually honest - that Ls more than you can say for other Republicans." ' The Republican party, he told a small, hand-picked audience in a rear-platform speech, "must run on Toft's record." lie again expressed regret at lafts being passed over for the Republican nomination hi favor of Eisenhower, assert ing that, with Taft. know , , w the Republicans " flt least whet they're getting" Mr. Truman said Eisenhower's nomination was a "disguise" which the American would not deceive people. Police estimated that - about 300 persons were able lo Ja m Into t h e llmited area afforded by the train shed to hear the President. (See related story on Pasc 3) i T, ?- 1 r- l?! ;i cl! " 1l '-?, i l?P ev '£''S' outward maiCL-^on nc i.i .s;.iipEierl tdtb. : PARAGOULD, Ark. ines 4-Point Plan in Bid for ' Jeff with 2.45. and Blytheville had 2.4.'Speck, the Republican candidate Other points with more than an • for governor, outlined a 4-po'int inch of rain included Nashville, j slate reform program in his bid Plippin. Dardanelle and Pine Bluff. I'or a 2-party system in Arkansas The temperature reached 100 or higher at Ft. Smith, Morrilton, Ozark, Dardanelle and Searcy. Along with Payettevllle. Flippin, here yesterday. The 35-year-old Frenchman's Bayou planter also lashed inlo Democratic adminislralions in Wash- .-••*.., ...... ^.,^^.u^%.>inc. i-M^jpiii, u^.iuni. "^iiiiiiii^iiraiions in Wash- Brinkley and Ft. Smith had cooler j ington and Little Rock anti called Arkansas Editor Dies RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. <,T) _ Edgar Brown, Jr.. news editor of the Russellvillc Courier - Democrat and son of the newspaper's publisher died this i early today of an accidental cun- ' "hot wound. He was 27. Gen. Eisenhower, the GOP p'resU dcntial nominee, "the greatest living diplomat." Officially opening his campaign for the governorship, Speck made a strong pica lo revitalize the 2- pnrly system by shirting at the stale level. He mentioned his Democratic opponent. Nominee Francis Cherry only twice—raying he hoped he would be as lucky as Cherry, who also launched his campaign with a Paragould address, and described the Joneslioro judge as an opponent of the 2-party system Speck claimed that Arkansas Is the only Southern state waging a statewide OOP campaign and Ihcn promised that if the state Voted Republican in November: "The Republican Party would bestow its attention and its favor on Arkansas to demonstrate to other Southern states that there is merit and reward in the 2-party system." He said • lhe two-partv would "insure to tlie people of Arkansas that constant pressure would be applied on Hie government at Little Rock ... graft and corruption would be liminated ' Outlining a reform program on the state level. Speck listed the following program: 1. A centralized purchasing system for all state departments and agencies. 2. Reduction of state boards and commissions from 130 to 25. 3. Reorganization of nubile school curricula. - ' -!- A permanent highway system installing I that system I hide levy. He called the presenl educational system a "disgrace" and referred to new Arkansas roads as "BO pound felt highways" he claimed a bicycle could fail through. Speck also attacked the national Democratic administration and the Democratic party's Stevenson - ••larkman ticket, accusing administration leaders of "stealing the people blind" and calling Stevenson a product of "exclusive schools — he went lo Harvard like all good Fair Dealers." Following the Paragould address before a crowd estimated at 250 roads fi-, persons. Speck spoke al a Rector mile ve- celebration before some 1,000 -«-sons. "Milllons upon millions of decent human beings are going through a drcnrtful airony and it Is not for us to ;>!ay cheap politics with their nccils and fears and hopes" Tru' man said. He said Is using all means "short of war"To help save the "brave people behind tbc iron curtain," and added: "There Is no way lo do more than this now without using force" ho continued. "To try to liberate thcw 'Political Bosses Must Be Cleaned General Pulls No Punches in Opening Trip Through Dixie By Tlie Associated Press ATLANTA < A l>) - Gen. Dwight.D. Eisenhower today called the Democratic administration a mess of corruption and scandal and demanded "a wholesale dean-out of lhe political bosses in Washington." The Republican presiden- Hal nominee cut loose at (he Truman regime in earnest for tha first time in an address prepared to open a Hying Southern campaign tour. "A 'refreshening' Is not what we need," said Elsenhower. "A face-lifting job won't do H either," nclded. ""What tha , e. a tha Washington mess must have Is lha full treatment." Eisenhower said corruption and scandal were brewed by "too many men who are too small for their Jobs, too big for their breeches and too long in power." He said a wholesale clean-out was needed to restore decency, honesty and integrity to the national government. "Tills Washington mess," he said, "is not a one-agency mess of n one-bureau mess or a one- department mess — it is » top-to- ijottom mess." The general declared It was enough to make Americans "hung our heads In shame," The tone of the speech fulfilled See EISENHOWER on J'age 14 Hayti Man MARIANNA, Ark. Wl—A 48-year- old Misourian died in a fire which su'Dpt a resort cnbin at Dear Creek Lake near here today. The man, Harold Keel Myrlck of ^,^ ,^^- S^o?" S^d^K ter. Mrs. Irene Barlow of Memphis, Tcnn. Mrs. Barlow and her four- year-old daughter who were Sleeping on an upper floor escaped unhurt. Witnesses said the fire started Mne nni, In* mc.'n lurmnrt thcrs See TRUMAN on 1'agc 11 might, about 2:30 a.m., apparently from a ids into .-stove explosion. Hora Spradley Gets Cosmetology Board Post Gov. McMftth today appointed Mrs. Mora Spradley of Blytheville to the State Board of Cosmetology She succeeds Mrs. Opal Nicholson of Harrison, whose term had ex- 2u% i&ted STK £ c ™e 1 Hotel building. . Distonce lends enchontment— b'Jl not when your car runs out of gos five miles from a filling station onn Summertime Bargain Finale- 1LS »^™^^^<^r ~' d '"' " ie " B * " ln ' cr WMhm """ The last Blytheville Value Day of lhe summer Is on tap for to- values for all the family. Picture"^" " sho^womenTa^", i'"""' ^^ °" """ ythlnB J '° U morrow, and BVD merchants have promised top bargain, for the en- which will be sold for only S 9 cenu. Picture No. 2 ihoj oneof tie ^'l"™ "*" f ° nr ""* ""' ' **" - - » to '"" " ' ^ '" '*"»» SpeCl< " BVD tlckcts lo see a We Ihe ciilldten arc accompanied by parents, and, with four cents added, arc good for admission. In Picture No. 4, a sportsman views hunting eciuipment to be on sale at cost in a local store tomorrow. All hunttn* gear is offered at the same reduction. (Courier Xens Pholo.>

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