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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER 'I'MK rV^XfTM 4XT*T Wot IT on A rvvrm A« ._^_._._. . .. . VOL. LV—NO. 12 Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald BlythevW* Dally Newt SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* CIVIL DEFENSE LEADERS - About 19 members of 'the new Civil Defense Auxiliary Police unit were present last night to hear an explanation of the unit's purpose and an outline of 10 training courses. The unit will meet each Friday night for two hours. Shown here are (left to right) Ernest Parker, unit administrative head; James Gardner, auxiliary police chief; J. W. Adams, Blytheville civil defense director, and Chief of Police Charlie Short. (Courier News Photo) NATO Leaders to End Berlin Confab Today By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER SfK T ? 0 m i5 r, N S SLS-S^riSS-s ewers out of Berlin * * * * * -In three days of meetings here the 15-nation NATO Council was reported to have endorsed fully the determination of the Western Big Three to hold on in Berlin in the face of Soviet threats and pressures. 'How' Undecided Just how the Western powers propose to resolve the Berlin dispute in negotiations with the Soviet Union beginning at Geneva May 11 remains undecided, however. The North Atlantic Treat was signed here ten years ag today. Sentiment within the NATO Council appeared to be growing in favor of assigning a prominen role in any arrangement to th United Nations. ' Canadian Defense M i n i s t e. George Pearkes proposed Fridaj that in preparing for negotiation with the Soviets (he Allies con sider advocating that U.N. per sonnel stand watch along the ac cess routes between West Berlin and West German) 1 . Cool To Idea Both the United States and France were reported cool to the idea on the theory it migh weaken their wartime rights in Berlin and Germany. Pearkes said any hew Berlin arrangement worked out with the Soviets should be based upon the presently existing right of the United Slates, Britain and France to keep forces in West Berlin a; a result of their victory over Ger many in World War 11. Soviel forces are in East Berlin on the same basis but the Soviel Union has proposed to end its oc cupalion responsibilities and turn over full authority to the East German Communist regime Since Ihe Soviets have a veto in Ihe United Nalions, any plan such as that proposed by Canada wnnlc have to have Soviet approval to go into effect. Stress Points Diplomatic officials reported lhat in Friday's closed-door meeting of the Council, several points were stressed by various speakers. But everyone who spoke, one informant said, used Ihe word "firmness" to describe what he thought Ihe basic Western attitude toward the Soviet Union should be. And the point was made repeatedly that any concessions given lo (he Soviets must be met by equal concessions from them and must not upset the balance of power in Europe. Another principle on which the Council members appeared lo be solidly agreed was (hat Ihe Big Three, with the backing of the W.eslern allies, must not remove their troops from West Berlin. That, they stressed, would mean abandoning (he Wi million people there to Communist conquest—a result which could lead lo Ihe breakdovw of ttn Atlantic Alliance President Cautions No Appeasement Of Soviet Union Soviet be a By MARVIN L. ARROWSMTTH (AP) - President ^appeasement- of the TTr,;™ t ti ?T ,- ""*'' "1'pe.joBiiieni or me <V"J°" ' n u, the Berlln cnsis - ^ said it would could pursue.' 1 Person to Person Zola Scoit Address: 501 S. 2ist. Place of Birth: Dardanelle, Ark. Lived in Blytheville six years. Been an operator 17 years. Position: Service assistant. (Often heard, seldom seen are Ihe telephone operators of any town. In thi: series, you'll gel a look at your telephone operator who works (n the Bljtheville office of Southwestern Sell.) Joycees Install New Officers Junior Chamber of Commerce and its auxiliary, (he Jayceltes, vill hold their annual installation ianquet Monday night at 7:30 at lolel Noble. Charles Roy Lutes will be tak- ng over as Jaycee president and Mrs. Barbara Doyle will lake the op office of the auxiliary. Leon Massey, national Jaycee irector of Trimiann, will install he Jnycees. Mrs. Warren Dougas, state Jaycette president of onesboro, will install Jaycetfe fficers. Willy Dobson and Paul Coggin, ice presidents; Sam Larimore, ecrelary; Joe T. Robertson, reasurer, and board members t'ance Owens, John Koldus and Ira Koonc* will be imUlled, * Appeasement, saiti Eisenhower only would embolden the Reds t_ step up their world domination drive. Avoid War Bui the President re-emphasizec anew that the Western powers want to avoid war over Berlin am negotiate a settlement. In keep ing open Ihe possibility of a sum mil conference with the Russians Eisenhower said of the Unite< States and its Allies: "They seel to substitute the rule of law for the rule of force, the conference table for (he battlefield." In a major address prepared for the Gettysburg College spring con vocation, Eisenhower called the Soviet move lo drive the Allie. out of West Berlin "a part of the continuing effort of the Communist conspiracy to attain one over riding goal: world domination." Receives Plaque The college, a small liberal arts school located not far from Eisen bower's country estate, awardec the President a plane for "service to the nation." In his speech, Eisenhower underscored what lie called the need for Americans to understand the U.S. role in "strengthening the free world's nalions which, with us. see our concepts of freedom and human dignity threatened by atheistic dictatorship." The speech was carried nationwide on CBS radio. Eisenhower coupled his appeal for firmness on Berlin with a new plt-a for the administration's $3,000,000,000 foreign aid program. Example of Need He singled out the free part of Viet Nam in Asia as an example of a country in urgent need of such aid to slave off the threat of Communist conquest. He also spoke of Japan's economic problems as grave and called on Western countries to liberalize trade relations with that country—or risk Red domination of "(he free world stake in the Pacific." As for critics who want lo cut he foreign aid program, Eisen- iawer referred lo them as "uninformed Americans" who believe he United States should turn its _...__ _. China Shows Religious War Fear By WATSON SIMS s 1 'd N ' 1 NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Red China showed fears ^^Chla^'toll*^^ ./'iping enlisted two clergy™ f^ftntr 4U n { 4 L. _ f-v_i_; r . ' ft .... ° «Ji".iv 11L/U4M i j cvfj ctl DV millions HI inn Ht/in<r trtf.*itf:~J f-,i • . „ .1 .. . By WATSON SIMS NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Red China showed fears today (hat the Dalai Lama's escape to India might spark a holy war against communism in the Far East Tibetan exiles heralded (he refugee 23-year-old god-king as slill the political leader of the Himalayan kingdom. Their enthusiasm created a potential embarrassment for Prime Minister Nehru. The Indian Premier, worried about offending Peiping, is expect- back on its friends. Eisenhower dealt at some length vith the Berlin crisis, calling it part of a Soviet plot to win world domination. "Against this background we SM PRESIDENT «• P«| C M Fiery S/iow At Cape CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (AP) —- A spectacular sk' show rocked (he Cape Fri day when three big ballisti missiles were launched in the span of 71/2 hours. It was reported unofficially tha all the tests were successful. Sort of Record As far as it was known, som sort of record was set when the powerful Titan ICBM, a bold Or ion air-lo-groiind research rocke and a Jupiter intermediate rang weapon were fired toward ocean targets. None of the missile veterans could recall when three ballistic, missiles had been launched previously in one day. It was the third straight triumph for the M-fool Titan, which the Ai Force hopes to make operations in underground launching site, within a year. The 110-ton rocket, carrying an inactive second stage was fired on a limited range High of about 300 miles. Advanced Missile Titan, first of the advance "second generation" missiles in the U.S." arsenal, was launche- successfully for the third time in 56 days by Martin Co. crewmen Several hours later, a B4 jet bomber roared in over the Cape and shot the 25-foot Bold Or ion test vehicle 700 miles down range. The solid fuel two-stage missile will be capable of span ning dislances of more than l.OOC miles when developed. cd to impose curbs on the political activities of the Dalai Lama. Informed sources said India would recognize him only as spiritual leader of the Buddhists and would bar him from forming a government-in-exile. In Hong Kong, a usually reliable . 1 f eMhn i , S '° k oiler the Dalai Lama political asylum in Formosa to carry on the fight against Communist overlords in Tibet. Tlio frail Dalai Uma, who sipiped oul of his palace in Lhasa 18 days ago under the noses of Communist guns, was still making liis lonely trek on mule back through wild country and, at last reports, bearing up well. of the monarch, , millions as "the living Buddha," still was not clear. One report said he will be flown to New Delhi and reach the capital in about a week. Red China carefully refrained from allack'ing the Dalai Lama personally. All propaganda organs were brought out to charge Ihe Tibetan uprising was instigated by "foreign reactionaries jnder the cloak of religion." * * , Peiping enlisted two clergymen identified as Chinese Catholic leaders — members of a clique that docs not recognize Home — to defend Red Chinese religious tolerance. Peiping radio quoted Archbishop Ignatius Pi Chou Che of the Shen- yang archdiocese and Tsao-Sheng, vice chairman of the Patriotic Catholic Assn. as saying th« Tibetan revolt "has nothing to do wiih religion." Former's Last Hours At Hand DOWAGIAC, Mich. (API—Stan ley Yankus' last hours as a Mich igan farmer were at hand today An auction was ready to proceed on the 100 acres that Yankus chose to give up rather than sub mil to what he called an unconsti tional requirement. Poultry farmer Yankus, 40, fa ther of three children, decided to sell his farm when he quit his los- "g fight against wheat allotment restrictions. In six years of defy- ng the law he paid more than '5,000 in fines and penalties. He insisted he never sold his excess wheat but fed it to his chickens and was therefore not to be penalized. Yankus, who has farmed 20 •ears near this southern Michigan community, said. "If my going makes people realize what is hap- rening to individual liberty, then t won't be in vain." Yankus has said he hopes to ake his family to Australia for a resh start. If not. he said he'll ry to make his living at some other type of work. Suilry Verdict In Dope Case NEW YORK at — Italian-born : ito Genovese, who reputedly iiade 30 million dollars in the ackets, has been convicted ot eading an international narcotics ing. A federal court jury Friday ight found him guilty of conspir- cy to violate the federal narcot- cs law. Fourteen of his 15 co-de endanls also were found guilly. The conviction carries a man- alory sentence of at least five ears in prison, with a maximum of 30 year*. Geneves* i* si. To Avo Dalai Lama Still On March lead to an open rift with Red rhina e " ° r statement that might One government source said 'no harassment" of the ruler would be permitted by newsmen hurrying to reach him for a direct story on his flight from the Chinese Communists. Dispatches Advisor P. N. Menon, the Indian government's foreign press chief, was reported to be one of the advisers Nehru dispatched. The Tibetan party of 80 was reported on the march through rugged forests along the frontier with indications it would reach the small Indian city oi Towang Sunday. The Tindusfan Standard, with close government ties, said the Nehru government was "not likely to appreciate a precipitate statement by the Dalai Lama, or itself make a statement on the precise conditions of the asylum given him before something about the Chinese reaction is known." Express Concern Several Indian newspapers, expressed concern that Peiping radio broke the news lhat (he Dalai Lama crossed the border into India before Nehru's official announcement. "We must give serious thought," said the Hindustan Times, "to the possibility there exists in our sen sitive border areas an espionage network rather more extensive than we should have believec possible." Propaganda Red China showed fears tha the god-king's escape mighl spark a holy war against communist in the Far East. This concern was reflected in propaganda broad casts denouncing the Tibelai rebels as operating "under the cloak of religion" and defending the Peiping's claim to being a defender of religious freedom. NCrC PICKING SITE - Work was begun yesterday on what is hoped to be a cotton field for finals of this year's National Cotton Picking Contest. The plot is located just west and In front of the Walker Park grandstand. Shown here manning the tractor is Chester Lunsford, as Jack Robinson looks on. (Courier News Pholo) New Mail Service Brings City Closer to Many Points Changes in Blylheville's outbound mail announced by the Post Office here this week will mean overnight service lo any point in Arkansas, Postmaster Ross Stevens said today. Mail will leave the Blytheville Hayti. 'ost Office for .lonesboro at 4:30 p.m. and will arrive in Little Rock at 11:30 p.m., which should meat: one-day service to western Arkan,„,. „ ,. ,, man snuiun «s or practwaUy any point in boxcs prior to he slate. Additional improvements will be made by a new star route carrier who will leave Blytheville at 5:30 p.m. bound for Havti. There, he will make connections other star route carriers In addition, the post office here is making plans to speed its pickup service (o various collection boxes over the >city. Mail should be placed in these i p.m. Stevens is asking businessmen which are "heavy mailers" to attempt to make several deposits per day. rather than making one large 5 p.m. mailing. "This will help both the mailer and the post office." he said. •erving Missouri. Illinois, Ken- ucky and parts of Tennessee. This will greatly improve mail] Bridge Work ervice fo points east and north- ast of here, Stevens said. "II means that much of the mail to eastern points no longer vill have to go through Memphis r St. Louis," he pointed oul. The schedule on the southbound ighway post office has been hanged, too. lit will leave Bly- heville at about 7:45 p.m., in rder to make better connections Isewhere. Sam Wyatt, Stevens .said, will b« tin new itar rout* carrier to ** Order Is Due LITTLE ROCK IP-Work orders (or Ihe start of construction of the long-sought Mississippi River Bridge at Helena will be issued by Ihe Arkansas Highway Depart ment next week. Ward Goodman, the department's chief engineer, said the work will involve piers and abutments for Ux approach** to the bridg*. Jailed Boxer Tries Suicide ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Former welterweight champion Johnny Saxton tried lo hang himself today in the city jail where he is being held for burglary, police reported. The 28-year-old Negro boxer used his sox for a rope, acting police Desk Sgl. William Dunbar said. Saxlon was cut down by a jail guard and taken lo Atlantic City Hospital. He was later returned to the jail, apparently unhurt. Saxton, twice the welterweight champion of the world, was accused of robbing a store early today. Police captured him at gunpoint on the roof of the building. Bergman Back In Hollywood HOLLYWOOD «V-Ingrid Bergman, 43, is back in Hollywood after a 10-year absence. A double Oscar winner, she will present Ihe Academy AwarrI stat- ulte Monday night to the producer of the best motion picture of 1958. She arrived at Internatinoal Airport Friday with her third rasband, Lars Schmidt, a Uieater impresario. Midwest Floods Continue By TlfE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bloods continued to Plague areas in the Midwest today as fresh overflows from streams swollen by spring rains and melting snow forced more families from their homes. In New England the flood situation appeared easing considerably after damaging overflows Friday. 1,700 Homeless Some Ij70fl persons were temporarily homeless in flood-stricken communities in the Rockford-Freeport area in northern Illinois at the Rock and Pecatonia rivers appeared surging toward record levels. Flood waters from the Milwaukee River spilled into Saukvill« and several other communities norlh of Milwaukee. More than 100 persons had to evacuate their homes and thousands of acres of lowlands were inundated. Mora than half the village of Saukville, a town of 700, was inundated as the river backed up behind ice. jams. The ice jams were dynamited to relieve the pressure. Flooded rivers and streams also menace dareas in other parts of Wisconsin. Danger Ends The danger oi widespread flooding in New England, weather experts said, had ended, at Jeast temporaril yafter overflows .caused damage throughout the region Friday. Dry weather prevailed in th« Midwest flood zones but showers sprinkled the Atlantic coastal areas and in some Northern sections of the country. Heaviest rainfall was in parts fo Virginia and Maryland. The shower belt along the Atlantic Coast spread into eastern parts of the upper Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley. Snow flurries mixed with rain fell in the upper Great Lakes region. Cold Froni A cold front moving southward from Canada into northern Washington triggered light rains in northwest Washington. Skies were clear in the Plains, Ihe Mississippi Valley and Florida and mostly partly cloudy to cloudy in other sections of the country. The spring spell of hot weather continued in the Southwest desert region. Friday's top reading wa> 100 degrees at Gila Bend, Ariz. Legion Auxiliary District Meet Here Fifth District meeting of Amer- can Legion Auxiliaries meets here tomorrow. Delegates will gather in th« Jaycee Club room at 2 p.m. Mrs. Dorothy Daniels, Arkansas department president, will [>e the speaker. Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy through Sunday. Wanner with lowest 45-55 tonight. Highest Sunday 75-80. MISSOURI - Fair and wanner this afternoon and tonight; Sunday partly cloudy and mild. Maximum yesterday—69 Minimum this morning—M Mean temperature—M.3 Sunset today—6 -.24 Sunrise tomorrow—5:43 Precipitation last, 34 hours (T a.m. o 7 a.m.)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to this daM CaruthersTllle RlTtr Stut- up .3 •11* TMl Bay A Year A«» Maximum yesterday—39 Minimum this morning—«s Precipitation Jut. i to Mitt <UM

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