The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1954
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ODTTRTER Terrorism Fills the Night In Big Moroccan Metropolis Oftf NOTE: Last month WiHiam L. Ryan, An*ociaie4 Pre*« foreifn newt analyirt, during a •r of the Far East and Southeast Asl* surveyed France's fight in Indochina. Now tavestijratnf affaire in North Africa, Ryan reports today on the troubled situation in another vital French i territory. By WILLIAM L. HYAtf CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — French civilians arc earrykig guns in this worried Mkjy as nationalist terror rises. Casablanca, Morocco's big metropolis of 700.000, falls silent by night. Streets are virtual- cteeerted. Movie houses and restaurants are bare of customers. French and those Moroc- K wfee are terrorized by extreme nationalists are staying in their homes a-t night. oiir Outside tee central prison doz-I cidents in Casablanca, scene of toe of veSed Mosiem women cling | the most -persistent attacks. £> .fee'bars of the iron gates and] Business people are extremely •waft for tbevc men. Around police j worried. They say that if ihe ter- st«*k>a6, gwerded by native police; ror continues unchecked another are herded daily to have i year, their backs will be against verified as a strict j the wall. Th terror is frightening secwritj'-measure. Unless their pa-J away both French and foreign pews are strictly in order, they j capital. Some French are already a*« s*ib$*ot to arrest. j beginning to pull out of Casa- ]fe*v&y armed Moroccan govern- j blanca. ment troops roam the streets on j Officials worry over the worsen- Ibe itKdinas, the native towns. In iing business situation, which prom- IJbe medinas and bidonvilles—the ises rising unemployment. stams of Moroccan cit- One French official acknowl- there is an air of tension. It j edged it is not impossible that hit- K there that extreme nationalists | and-run guerrilla warfare will be- ca*r-y owt terror against Moroccans j come current here. ' are suspected of being pro- i Anger has been rising steadily I during the nine months since the Caxnf>s Nearby I French ousted Sultin Sidi Moham- Au*ftka-r.y troops brought in from I med Ben Youssef and placed 65- country tribes are encamped on j year-old Sultan Moylay Mohammed hiife*overlooking the medinas and {Ben Arafa on the throne of the Sherifian Empire. Sultan Is "'Nobody" '"There is nobody on the throne," a group of Moroccans told me during an interview in a Moroccan btdowvJHes ki a state of constant alert, Bat despite the extraordinary military measures, terrorism continues. Almost every night there ape killings or other violent in-'home. "The new sultan is nobody." They added: "And what is happening? The gulf between French and Moroccans is widening." Francis LaCoste, incoming French resident general, faces a grave dilemma. One thing on which all Moroccans I saw agreed was the issue of the Sultan. They are insistent that he must be returned. Yet the French see ruo way of bringing Sidi Mohammed back, no way of making concessions that will protect French prestige, although they say that in order to accomplish anything at all LaCoste must bring concessions with him. Some French here have been criticizing openly the present French policy of police repression of nationalism, which. has jailed or exiled nationalist leaders. As matters stand now, with leaders gone and legitimate political activity suppressed, there is no safety valve. Nationalism, becoming more impatient and extreme all the time, finds its only expression violence, Expert Rescue Team Descends Mt. McKinley Carrying Injured Brooklyn Soldier to Safety FAIRBANKS, Alaska (.4>>— A rescue team of eight expert mountain dimbers cat-stepped its way down the ice-covered sides of Mt. McSinley today, carrying an injured Brooklyn soldier nearer to safety. Strapped tightly to a sled was P*c. George Argus, whose hip was brofcwi May 16 in a 1.000-foot fall that killed" a companion. George 37. of-Reedsboro, Vt. , Argus, left in an improvised tent Mey 38 by two other climbers who survived the fall, was found yesterday morning by Dr. John Mc- Ga-H of the University of Alaska and Frank Milan of the Air Force Kirk Douglas Weds Parisian After E/opeme LAS VEGAS. Nev. (#1—Actor Kirk Douglas and the attractive Paris brunette who handled publicity for one of his European movies are honeymooning today after an elope- \ h ' e ncopter -"the"whirybirds" can't aero-medical laboratory at Ladd Air Force Base. The 35-year-old GI owed his life in part to a promise McCall made to Thayer before the ill-fated climbing expedition started April 17. a promise McCall fulfilled even after Thayer's death. Desperate Bid The two who survived the fall uninjured, Morton Wood and Les Viereck, left Argus wrapped warmly in the small tent-" at the 11,000- foot level on McKinley while they made their way down.the mountain to report the tragedy. McCall and Milan, rapidly outdistancing the other five members of the ground party yesterday and Saturday after Argus 'tent was spotted from the air. succeeded in a desperate bid to beat death to Argus' side and reached the crippled climber at 10:10 a. m. 4:10 p. m.-(EST) yesterday. "He's alive and well," they radioed. The tent, a small dot on a vast expanse of snow and ice. stood near the edge of a bowl at the head of Muldrow Glacier. To get Argus down to a point where he can be picked up by ^ ! operate at high altitudes — the res- i cue party must take him on an ment that caught Hollywood sw-prise. Douglas, 37, married Anne' Buy-1 airdropped sled down the face of dens, 31, at the Hotel Sahara Satur-j the crevassed-laced glacier, day after flying here from the) At the end of the glacier, the movie capital. They return tomor-j rescuers ar faced with more crev- the la-st miles to the tent yesterday, the descent win be a much harder job. Besides fighting the treacherous slopes of the 20,269-foot high McKinley. tallest peax In North America, the rescuers must constantly keep before them the plight of Argus who must lie flat all the way. Air Force Helps Below the glacier, at Gunsite Pass, Argus will be picked up by flight to rescue headquarters and Minchumina, Gunsite Pass is at the 6,000-foot level. Wood estimated the rescue party would not reach Gunsite Pass before Tuesday. McCall's promise to Thayer was that he would stand by for emergency duty should Thayer and the other three climbers run into trouble. When nearly a month had gone BIG LITTLE MAN — Earl E. Times, a midget in the "heavy lightweight" class appearing in Blytheville " tomorrow night and Wednesday morning has one ability most any woman would give her eye-teeth to possess. With a flick of a muscle, he can vary the weight of his body by several hundred pounds. This isn't his only unusual feat. The four-foot midget can lift a man in each hand at the same time. He can shrink his height. He has used his rigid body as the support for a see-saw carrying five men. And he has two knees on each leg — "When I get tired walking on one set of knees I just shift into the other set and keep going." The midget is four feet, four inches tall at normal height, but for low clearances can shift to the other set of knees and become only four feet tall. At lightest weight he is 121 pounds. He goes by the name of Earl E. Times, for the understandable reason that he is employed as a "goodwill ambassador" for Brown- Forman Distillers, Inc., Louisville. Earl is 54 years old and is a veteran of 38 years in show business, including appearances in thealer groups, night clubs and television shows, and parts in several movies — "Greatest Show on Earth," "Sampson and Delilah" and "Our Gang" comedies. "Samson and Delilah" and "Our Gang" comedies. He says he weighs 121 pounds light and 800 pounds heavy. He says the heaviest weight he has lifted is 1,400 pounds, and he has photographs of the see-saw stunt in which he puts feet on one chair and head on another, stiffens his back and lets two to five men see-saw on a plank across his stomach. Earl says he first discovered his weight-varying power when he was seven years old. He says it's easy and he would explain it but ."I can't find the words." Authorities Probe Murder Of Wave; Sailor Suspected by, Em«t LEONARDTOWN, Md. (ffl — Authorities planned a new search today for a pair of bloodied trousers which they say a Navy airman discarded after murdering a Navy Wave. They said their prisoner—Airman Carl Willis Strickland, 21— drowning. St. Marvs County Sheriff Wil- , N. Patty, president of the Univers- i would Accompany them on then- row so the rugged actor can resume work ki a picture. The two met in Italy last year asses, ice-covered cliffs and rock outcroppings. Although it took McCall and Mi- when he was acting in a movie and Ian more than 24 hours to make she was doing publicity work for the film. Each had been wed once previously. Doug-tes dated Miss Buydens for several months while he was j abroad and when she arrived in! Hollywood about a month ago he' gave a cocktail party for her. With! four f-riends they flew here for the! ceremony. | Douglas was divorced in Los An- i geles Feb. 8. 1950. by actress Diana ' Doug-las. She and their two sons ' live ki New York. A representative i of the Sahara said he was informed ! that Miss Buydens was divorced in j Paris last March. ! ity of Alaska, said he had decided never to climb the mountain again. "I'll go if they (Thayer, Wood, Argus and Viereck) are in trouble," Patty quoted McCall as saying. "But I don't want to because of the avalanche danger up there ow." That was during the afternoon of May 25. That night. McCall was asked to head a ground party to rescue Argus. McCall is considered one of the tour of the Scotland Beach area. Strickland is due to appear in Magistrate's Court Friday on a murder charge. The young sailor insisted that he left Conole, the 26, Wave. Irene Marion of Rochester. N.Y., alive with an unnamed hitchhiker early Saturday on the beach near Point Lookout. Md., after spending the evening with her. Her body—the head a nd face wounded in about a dozen places— lard B. Lonp- said he thinks Strickland disposed of his trousers. Miss Conole's purse and two beach blankets somewhere between Scotland Beach and Patuxent Naval Air Station. Both were stationed at Patuxent. A tour of this area was made yesterday, but none of the items was found. Strickland was arrested at his home in Rocky Mount, N.C., Saturday afternoon and returned to Leonardtown jail yesterday. His Baptist Minister Preaches On OwnDelinquency Teen-Age Son, Accused of Murder, Sits on First Row SAN ANTONIO, Tex. UP) — A Baptist minister, pausing often in his sermon as emotion overcame him, preached yesterday on adult delinquency as his teen-age son, 10 days ago accused of murder, sat on the front row. After the Rev. Luther B. Osborne, as is customary at the end of his sermons, called for professions of faith, many in his emotion-charged congregation began crying. The son, Luther. 17, and Jerry Wills, 18. are accused of beating Julian Vega, 68, cafe-bar owner, to death with a pool cue the night of May 21. The pastor of the Linares Avenue Baptist church listed these as his views of the cause of juvenile delinquency: a personal spiritual j being called the devil; parents' failure to cooperate with other parents; the making of association of teen-agers too convenient. "I think more in terms of parental delinquency than 'of juvenile delinquency," he said. '•Every one of us, including myself, were too busy, too preoccupied, with material things and selfish motives to give youngsters the attention, care and love they needed 12 years ago." He did, apparently, attempt to explain one difficulty his son had had: minister's children, he said, are "picked to pieces" by others if they refuse to go along and engage in what he called the common evils of youth of this hour. OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr The Book to Throw PENSACOLA, Fla. Wi — City Clerk Byrd Sims took his 10-year- old daughter to City Court with him to watch traffic case proceedings. She spied a copy of the city's ordinance code on the judge's desk and asked: 'IDaddy, is that the book the judge throws at you if you speed in school zones?" wife of one yeaj-, Wanda, made the trip back with him. Rocky Mount Detective Lt. P.C. Zimmerman, who arrested Strickland, said the young airman gave him this version of his date with Miss Conole: Returning home after visiting several night spots, they picked up a hitchhiker at Miss Conole's request. The three then proceeded to Hays Beach, near Point Lookout. Later. Strickland left the two together. When he found her purse in his car he returned to the beach, only to find bloodied blankets. Pitch Club Mrs. Ed Bowles entertained her three table pitch club Wednesday afternoon at her country home. Guests playing with the -club were Mrs. Harry Driver and Mrs. C. E- Dean, A dessert course was served the guests upon their arrival. In the card games that followed, Mrs. George Doyle was high winner, with low going to Mrs. Driver. Early Summer garden bouquets were placed about the entertaining rooms. Visitor Honored Mrs. Gene Butler complimented Mrs. Oscar Connell of Clarksdale, Miss., and Mrs. Harold Fegus of Miami, Okla., with a bridge luncheon at the Seminole Club Wednesday. Arrangements of white asters and white stock were used to decorate the club room. The honorees were presented gift corsages of gardenias by Mrs. Butler. Mrs. George Hubbard of Blytheville was a guest. Bridge provided the afternoon's entertainment. Donates Pool Furnishings The Junior Progressive Club members have donated eight metal chairs, two beach umbrellas, two wrought iron tables and the 30-capacity bicycle rack to the new Osceola swimming pool. Mrs. Pat Kinard is the club's outgoing president. Mrs. Harry Keatts will take office wlieri the club resumes its activities in September. Men Club to Meet The newly organized Cotillion Club will hold its first meeting Friday evening when members meet at the Fifty Club for a buffet dinner dance immediately following graduation exercises. Buck Alexander was nominated president, Karen Young secretary Jo Nan Nelson and Gayle Waddell, treasurers. A school theme will be carried out. using purple and gold, school colors, as the predominate colors. Bridge Club Meets Mrs. C. E. Sullenger was hostess to the four-table bridge club and additional guests at her home Thursday afternoon. Guests were Mrs. Charles Hale, Mrs. E. W. Hunt. Mrs. Horace Moore Sr., Mrs. Moore Jr., Mrs. Joe Cromer. Mrs. C. E. Dean and Mrs. Dick Bagby. A dessert course preceded the afternoon spent in playing bridge. Roses and other summer flowers decorated the Sullinger home on West Hale Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Ervin of Chattanooga, Tenn.. spent several days with Mr. Ervin's cousin, W. C. Mason and Mrs. Mason. The Ervins have been on their vacation and were en route to their home on top of Lookout Mounntain. i Harlan Starr. Jimmy Lee Stevens Barbara Shaneyfelt and Harvey Lee Hill, students at Arkansas State i College, are arriving this weekend j or their summer vacation. Mr Starr i will enroll in the University of Arkansas for the Summer classes. Miss Bettye Taylor, daughter of ;he Rev. and Mrs. Garland Taylor, j has accepted the position as church i secretary at the First Methodist I Church of Dewitt, Ark., and left this weekend to take over her assignment. Miss Joanne Cullom, Andy Young, Warren Weinberg and David Laney jr., student at Vanderbilt, *« expeo ted home for their summer vacation, during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shippen and daughters, Miss Delia Shippen and Lib Shippen. left Thursday morning for Pensacola, Fla., to spend several days with their son, Capt. William Shippen and family. Miss Bettye Ann Whitworth of Memphis visited her parents during the past week. Mrs. Wade Quinn of Memphis, formerly of Osceola, has been dismissed from Campbell's Clinic, where she was undergoing treatment for a back injury. Her condition is satisfactory. Mrs. A. B. Bradley invited Mrs. Euple Guest and Mrs. Clem Whistle as guests when she entertained her canasta club Wednesday night. Mrs. Bruce Ivy and Mrs. John Edrington left Thursday morning to attend the State Federation of Garden Clubs in Arkadelphia. Mrs. Edrington left Thursday morning Bob Bailey preceded Mrs. Ivy and Mrs. Edrington to the meeting in order to attend a tea given for the visiting delegates. Mr. and Mrs. Louis George have moved into their new home on West Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Driver are visiting Mrs. Driver's relatives in Salisaw, Okla., They expect to be gone for a week. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Baker invited to be their dinner guests in Memphis Thursday night. Mr. Whitfield and George Whitfield of -Wilson, the Rev. and Mrs. T. C. Henderson is leaving for Cincinnati to make his home. Communist Quits Party After Hearing Graham READING. England L?)—Charles Potter, former secretary of the Reading Communist Party, announced yesterday he has resigned from the party after hearing two sermons by American Evangelist Billy Graham. Potter, who is 43. had been a Communist since 1938. He said he would explain his conversion at an open air meeting next Sunday in the Reading Market Place, where for years he prea-ched communism. "I will show that Christ is the answer to communism," said Potter. TAKE IT HOME! One Quart $4.G.O. Italian Spaghetti ... I Razorback Drive-In top glacierologists in the nation, j was discovered half submerged in He is acting head of the geology department at the university. Chesapeake Bay early Saturday. Authorities attributed the death to LITTLi UZ— A holiday is a special day when people do nothing or home instead of on their regular jobs. »NEA« Toft Men Told GREENWICH, Conn, (ffl — The •tate Highway Department sent a | bfli for 60 cents to the Town ofi Greenwich. It covered six trips at; 10 cents each made through the I Merritt Parkway toll gate byj Greenwich police cars and a fire; truck responding to emergencies. The highway department said only state-owned vehicles are exempt] from the toll. Greenwich officials! retorted it's going to be a long time before the town pays the 60 cents. "It isri't the money; it's the principle of the thing," asserted Greenwich First Selectman C. Carlton Gisborne. inWt Atiurftto* HAMMOND, Ind. UPi — Police Capt. Namon Qimitroff lost a pocket New Testament 36 years ago while in Greek 'Macedonia visiting his home town of Dumbeny. The other day the book arrived At his home by mail. An enclosed note from a Greek soldier said he had found on a .5 street in Volos, Oreec*. which Dimir.roff did not viilt. Cftpt. Dimitroff had written his H*mniWM( Addre«t insid« the BiMt. The BIGGEST selling job in town Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the Market for what you have to offer. They read vnur message because thew want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent , or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS I Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Now if casts less to Tafcil Long distance telephone calls have always been a real bargain. Now that Congress has reduced the excise tax on those calls, it costs even less to "talk it over by long distance." No part of the tax reduction goes to the telephone company. You get the full benefit — so most long distance calls now cost you 12% less than they did. Next time .. . why wonder or worry? Talk it over by long distance and be sure. NOW... AH [VIH BIGGER BAK6AIH Local »*rvic« alto cost* Ivtt. Exci* tax cut reduces your cost approximately 5%. Give him something to REALLY Cheer A SAVINGS ACCOUNT of his very own *.. While he's young, that's the time to build for his future. Teach him—and all your children—that the best way to get what you want in life is to work hard and SAVE regularly. Start him on the road to thrift and financial security; open a sav- ings account in his name —make his tomorrows as carefree as today! We Pay 2% on Savings THE BANK &TRUST COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County TIME TRIED — PANIC TESTED" f.D.l.C. - 111,000 Each Deportt Member Pedtral Rencrr* 8y*te-n

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