The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 28, 1954
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Contraband Search Of French Vessel Proves Fruitless PANAMA (AP) — French Line repre§entative§ say U. S. ouetoAS men on the hunt for contraband arms wound up their search of the freighter Wyoming last night without finding ig abnormal.** White the Wyoming was held at ft* Atlantic mouth of the Panama Canal, officials in Washington said a vast sea search i« under way for two ships suspected of carrying gtore Com«unist arms to leftist Guatemala. The Caribbean republic already has received a 2,000-ton arms shipment loaded at the Polish port of Stettin. Customs men halted the Wyoming Wednesday as she headed for file canal en route to £1 Salvador and Guatemala with a cargo from London and Antwerp. . ¥. S. officials said the search was conducted with the full coopera tfon of the ship's owners and the French government. Commodity And Stock Markets- Hew York Cotton dft:M ««ot*««M) ^aiy ........ 3435 $438 3434 ? 3437 Oct ,....,.. 34f9 3422 3418 3418 Dec ........ 3423 3423 3430 3421 Meh 3433 3435 3438 3434 New OHeoni Cortta Ju^f ........ 3432 3435 3432 3435 Oct 3419 3420 3419 3420 Dee 3422 3422 3419 3422 Mob.. 3433 3438 3433 3438 Soybeans .. 351 & 357& 350% 356% .. 272% 2741/8 2711/4 272% .. 250'/2 251 £ 2491/4 24B£ . 354 254% 253 J«rtr .. Sept .. Clifaaii Wheat JMr .... I9i 194 102^ 103 8«pt .... 198% 197^ 105% 196% .... 1M% 153% 151 153% Mow York Stocks (11:41 A T and t ................ 166 1-2 Am«r Tobacco ............ 61 7-8 AnaconSa Copper ......... 38 3-8 B«tti Steel ................ 60 Chrysler ................ 62 1-4 Coca-Cola ............... 119 Gen meet/tic .............. 3ft 1-4 Gen Motors ..... .......... 71 1-4 Montgomery Ward ........ 63 1-4 N f Central .............. 23 3-8 Sat Harvester ............. 32 3-8 Republic Steel ............ 593-4 Radio .................... 273-8 Soeony Vacuum .......... 43 7-8 Studebaker .... ........ .. 173-4 Standard of N J .......... 89 3-4 Testfts Corp .............. -.. 73 1-2 Sears ......... ....... .... 643-4 US Steei ................. 491-4 Sou Pac .................. 421-2 Lfrootock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. CWfiDA)— Mog-s 5,000; fairly active; barrows and gilts 25-40 Mgteer; latter slow; some over 300 Ht> butchers unsold; sows uneven; 25-10 higher; choice 180-240 Ib 26.26-90; 240-2TO Jb 25.25-26.25; 270380 Ib 24.75-25.25; 150-170 Ib 26.575; sows 400 Ib down 19.25-20.75; mostly 19.50 up; heavier sows 17.25-19.25; boars 14.50-19.00. Cattle 600, calves 700; light supply of steers and yearlings; finding moderately active cleanup; price* generally about steady; choice 900 Ib yearling steers 22.75; smaH lots and odd head commercial to choice yearlings 17.00-22.00; cows slow; mostly steady; utility and commercial cows '12.00-14.00; canners and cutters 9.00-11.50; bulls and vealers steady; utility and commercial bulls 14.00-15.50; cutter bulls 12.00-13.50; few prime vealers 24.00; good and choice 18.00-22.00; commercial and low good 12.00-17.00; 50 per cent run cows; mostly canner to low utility grade. There was no official announcement as to the results of the hunt, but the Panama Canal press office said last night the freighter's manifest listed six boxes of small arms, including one case of Browning automatic rifles consigned to El Salvador. The Bar is a combat weapon. Some Reloaded A French Line spokesman at Cristobal said the Guatemalan cargo was being reloaded but that no orders had been received yet to reload the El Salvadorean shipment. It could not be learned whether this had any connection with the box of Brownings. A shipping official said he expected the Wyoming would remain here until the El Salvador cargo had been put aboard. Other developments in Central America included: Guatemala, still nervous over a mystery plane which swooped over the capital Wednesday dropping anti-Communist leaflets, was without air service. The government ordered all airlines to bypass the capital. Guatemalan Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello announced, meanwhile, his government has offered to sign a bilateral non-aggression pact with neighboring Honduras. The step appeared designed to remove danger of border incidents between the two lands. (ABC.) SENIORS Proud Papa! PITTSPORD, N. Y. (ff) — Alfred A. Hoffman was so proud of the birth of his second daughter yesterday he felt like flying a flag. So he did. He took a bed sheet, painted "It's a girl!" on it in bold letters and flew the sheet from a 40-foot flagpole in his front yard. one boy- Another maintained, "Because salaries are too low. no work for the occupation I have chosen, living costs are too high." * * • HERE ARE some comments made on why students have chosen to remain here: 'IThere are many opportunities here and the cost of living is not too high. Blytheville is growing rapidly and I would like to watch its growth," said one girl. Another said, "I think it has a fine future. I think the pay is all right considering the town. I like it." One boy said, "I prefer a small town and 1 have lived here for 1« year* and like it very much." A boy who laid he "might stay" was not co happy about it. He •aid, "Because it i> my. home town and all my friends live here would be the only reason I would want to remain here." One girl had a similar attitude: "The only reason I want to stay is because this is my home." Another said, "I believe I will be able to find a very good job. I feel Blytheville offers many opportunities to a graduate." One boy, exhibiting the vigor and confidence of youth, proclaimed he wanted to stay here "because I would like to help Blytheville." IKE committee exposes," he declared. Hagerty said he had received queries from newspapers for comment on McCarthy's remarks. In Ike's Name "I talked this morning with the President and the attorney general," Hagerty said, "and at the direction of the attorney general I should like now to issue the following statement in his name with the approval of the President." Hagerty then dictated the following from notes: "The obligations and duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of our government are defined by the Constitution. "The executive branch of the government has the sole and fundamental responsibility under the constitution for the enforcement of our laws and presidential orders. They include those to protect the security of our nation which were carefully drawn for this purpose. "That responsibility can't be usurped by any individual who may seek to set himself above the laws of our land or to override FOR SALE $5,000.00 AH Equipment and Fixtures of the Ezy-Wash Self-Service Laundry Located on East Hale in Main business district of Oficeoh. This business is already established and is a paying proposition. The Owner wishes,!* sell because of HI health. The equipment will easily value $7500.00 with installation. • . .• ; .,,;.- . ' ( . , ' .ideal for married couple who wish to operate this bwineM and make net profit of $5000.00 annually, flee me ai once for further details. Walkout k See* If NLRB Should Invalidate Electi+fi NEW YORK UP)—A new w*Wr- front strike threat hung over the Port of New York today in the wake of an indecisive dock union representation election. William V. Bradley, president of the International Longshoremen's Assn. (ILA), said last night the union might not be able . to keep its members at work if the National Labor Relations Boart started "kicking our victory around like they did before." Bradley's reference was to the NLRB's invalidation of a pre- Christmas election in which the ILA held a vote margin over the rival AFL—ILA. The election— which could have been decided by challenged ballots — was voided on the ground that ILA members employed intimidation and coercion at the poll s.Techh leeagdnl ballots were never counted. In a new election—held in orderly manner Wednesday •*- the ILA led by 319 votes, but 1,792 challenged ballots prevented immediate certification of the old union as bargaining agent for the port's 23,000-odd dock workers. Both Claim Victory Both unions claim victory after the challenged ballots are investigated and tallied. Bradley Said last night the 1,792 challenged votes "are ours by 30 to 1," contending that that was the ratio of the challenges of the two unions. ILA men, Bradley said* have taken all the "manipulation and rigging" they can stand. "Certify us at once," he demanded, "and let us show that we c nado a good job for the Port of New York." "We want the board to count the disputed ballots right away and let us get down to negotiating a contract," he continued. "For the second time the men have shown they want us to represent them. It is up to the board to stop fooling around . . ." Charles T. Douds, regional director of the NLRB, estimated that it would take six weeks to two months before a winner could be certified. Preliminary analysis of the challenged votes wa* started yesterday. 65,000 Cotton Choppers Needed In Arkansas LITTLE ROCK MP) — A call has gone out for an additional 65,000 farm workers to chop cotton beginning June 1. The Arkansas Employment Security Division Administrator Bayard Taylor said yesterday that the need for cotton choppers is urgent.. He said out-of-state workers will be braught into the state only after all domestic labor has been exhausted. He said foreign workers will be used only as a last resort. Collide at Intersection Martin Trenkle of Dell and Tommy Conley were involved in a traffic accident yesterday afternoon at Elventh and Ash Streets causing damage to fenders of both vehicles, according to police report*. orders of the President of the United States to federal employes of the executive branch of the government." Questioned further on the latter quotation, Hagerty said it had reference to both laws on the statute books making it illegal to give classified information to persons not authorized to receive it, and presidential directives on security matters. FRIDAY, MAT WIN VOICE SCHOLARSHIPS — Jimmy Buffington, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Buffington, and Carol Ann Holt, daughter of Mrs. Mino F. Dover, have been awarded voice scholarships by Mississippi Southern, Hattiesburg. The one-year scholarships were awarded after auditions given students here by Dr. Roger Phelps, head of the Fine Arts Department at Mississippi Southern. CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) France. Communist China and the Vietminh on arrangements for assembling the opposing forces in special zones. Here is the way the East and West stand on some of the main points: Extent of a cease-fire—France insists it shall apply only in Viet Nam while the Communists call for a simultaneous cease-fire in all three Indochinese states—Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. Assembly zones for the opposing forces—France says the regrouping shall not result in partition of Viet Narn. The Communists call for assembly zones within each of three Associated States, taking into account political, economic and geographic factors. The West says this means partition. Supervision of a cease-fire—both sides agree to international supervision but the Communists want to set up a neutral nations supervisory commission similar to the four-nation body in Korea. This group has been deadlocked on most questions by Communist veto. Dispute on Guarantees Internationa] guarantees — the West wante the nine parties to guarantee a cease-fire, individually and collectively. The Communists want to guarantee it collectively. This is interpreted by the West as containing a built-in veto. LONDON HP) — Winston Churchill ither admitted yesterday he can't ive forever or hinted he plans to etire soon as prime minister. Rumors the 79-year-old Conserva- ive party leader will step down were revived by a remark he made n a speech to 7,000 women Con- ;ervatives. "I probably will not be asking r ou to do me many more favors," ;aid Churchill. Both the Conservative Daily Sketch and the independent Daily Mirror interpreted this to mean Churchill is about ready to quit in avor of Foreign Secretary Anthony Sden. Brownie Scout Troop Takes Train Trip Brownie Scout Troop It took a ,rain trip to Hayti, Mo., yesterday — the first train trip made by most of the eight-year-old girls. The trip was the troop's end-of;he-year outing. Mrs. Mason Day s troop leader, assisted by Mrs. Joe McClure. Record Vote Expected In Australia SYDNEY, Australia (&)— An all- time record of more than five million voters will decide in general parliamentary elections tomorrow whether Australia will continue under the present free enterprise coalition or return to socialism. Despite the fact this is the prime issue in the voting for 123 members of Australia's lower chamber, the House of Representatives, it has been the quietest election campaign since the end of World War II. With The Court CIRCUIT— (Criminal) — City of Blytheville vs. L. F. Morse, carrying a concealed weapon, appealed from Munci- pal Court. City of Blytheville vs. James Matthews, public drunkeness, appealed from Municipal Court. Obituary Mrs. Joe Wicker Dies; Services To Be Sunday Services for Mrs. Joe E. Wicker of Blytheville, who died yesterday, win be conducted at Full Gospel Tabernacle at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. M. D. Mabry. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Wicker, 62, born in Jackson, Teun., had lived in Arkansas most of her life and had been an active member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons, the Rev. M. E. Wicker and Marvin L. Wicker, both of Blytheville; ifour daughters, Mrs. Opal Perry, Mrs. Jewel Anderson and Mrs. Charline Brown, all of Blytheville, and Mrs. Pauline Tab- urton of Wilmington, Del.; four brothers, Bert and Minton Miller, both of Blytheville, Tim Miller of Holland, Mo., and Lawrence Miller of Bingham, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. May Wicker of Blytheville and Mrs. Lela Stovall of Senath, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers are Hershel L. Gray, C. D. Hodge, Leon Waldran, Fred Hodge, Fay Austin and Joe Childers. Complaint Amended In Wreck Lawsuit In an amended complaint filed in Circuit Court, Haskell Graham, through his attorneys, dropped $2,000 of $3,250 in claims against Ark-Mo Power Co. and Buck Roush in connection with an automobile accident which occured at Ash and Second January 29. The original complaint claimed $1,000 damages'for body injury and $1,000 for four-weeks loss of work with $1,250 damages to the Graham vehicle. The first two claim's have been dropped and damages are asked only for the vehicle. Mr. Graham claimed that he entered the intersection with his siren sounding and was struck by an Ark-Mo. Power Co. truck driven by Mr. Roush and that the latter was not sounding a siren. Mr. Roush and Mr. Graham are volunteer city firemen and were answering a fire alarm when the accident occured. Correction Those items were erroneously priced incorrectly in Thursday's Courier News. The correct prices are ai follows: U.S. Choice f f\ SIRLOIN STEAKS - Ib. 69' Girls Rayon Trice* Panties, 2-bar tricot, assorted colors—Sizes 2 to 14, regular 39c values. ...... 25 Reds Burrow Closer to Fort At Yen Phu By LARRY ALLE N HANOI, Indochina (^—Vietminh mole squads burrowed closer to the battered Red River Delta post of Yen Phu today as rebel mortars continued to pound the little French Union garrison. Following the same tactics that won them Dien Bien Phu, the rebels kept the thinlymanned defenses pinned down with mortar and machine gun fire while the attackers dug in around the mud- caked fortress, only 30 miles south of Hanoi. The French Union defenders lobbed mortar shells at the encircling rebels as fast as they could load and fire. As at Dien Bien Phu, the Vietminh are expected to strike with overwhelming thousands when the rebel command believes the pot is sufficiently "softened up." Some 12 Vietminh battalions already have raked Yen Phu for two weeks. French War planes pounded the i ebels, scattering half-ton delayed action bombs along the approaches of Yen Phu. The bombs are timed to go off at night when the Vietminh usually attack. U. of A. Co-ed Seeks Entrance To Negro College LITTLE ROCK (*) — Philander Smith Negro College officials said here yesterday that a University of Arkansas co-ed has asked about enrolling in a summer course. A college spokesman said the girl has not yet registered and he didn't think anybody at the college knows her name. Registration for summer courses begins Monday. According to college officials the girl's father called to ask if the school would offer a basic chemical course during the summer. Chinese Reds Plan Language Reform TOKYO (fl) — Peiping radio said today the Chinese Communists have begun work on language reform which eventually will do away entirely with the ancient Chinese characters. An alphabet will take their place. Wei Cheuh, described as vice chairman of the committee for the research on the reform of the Chinese written language, said the reform will be gradual. The Chinese characters, which actually are pictures of ideas, will be simplified first. This is a process that has been going on in China for 30 years. Mead's 1* *«K OF m wBSCR mm fmm n#r THE Cool as a shady vtoeyard... light as a dry wine... new Stetson Italian Leghorn straws say you know styte and believe in comfort. Exclusive gold and black Jacquard band, also from Italy... "neat look" narrow brim and tapered crown... traditional Stetson craftsmanship. Robinson RIALTOR OM««k,Arfc. Saturday-May 29 Watermelon Gardens Operated By Mrs. Bill Berryman N. Highway 61 Blytheville, Ark. Ice Cold Watermelons-Sliced, Whole or Halves THB STETSON NBWTOM HH Tn8 refnafKm^B wnnf Of mtJting you look and M yo«r best. lf$ a 9Miofi Panetite, a genuine Panama wfth bright, new ideal... pinoli wow*,

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