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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ! DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 156 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily N«wi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leadw BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Reportedly Feels Essence of Arms Plan Ignored by Bulganin L. ARROWSMITH By MARVIN DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower was reported today to feel that Soviet Premier Bulganin — in dashing cold water on the chief executive's "predisarmament" plan — may be deliberately ignoring the program's essence. _ In a 2 000-word Bulganin to Eisenhower message which the Denver White House made public late yesterday, the Kremlin leader appeared to have scuttled for the foreseeable future the President's proposal for mutual aerial inspection and exchange of military blueprints. Bulganin's Reply Studied Carefully By U.S. Officials Soviet Chief Cites Need for Broader Disarmament Plan By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON tfl— Officials said today Soviet Premier Bulganin's disarmament message to President Eisenhower would require further careful study before the government decides on its next move. Bulganin seems to have raised the need for a decision here on whether Eisenhower's proposal ior an American-Russian exchange of aerial inspection rights and mili- t a r y establishment blueprints should now be put aside in favor of negotiating on a much broader disarmament plan. Such a plan is sought by the Russian*. In the view of Washington thorities Bulganin has "politely re-j Here and at U. N. headquarters in New York, the word was that American officials — from Eisenhower down— feel that Bulganin either missed or chose to Ignore the basic point the President had in mind in setting forth his plan at the Geneva Big Four conference. That point was that the program was to be preliminary to disarmament—and not disarmament itself —to create an atmosphere of mutual confidence preparatory to arms reduction. But Bulganin wrote that Eisenhower's plan for swapping military blueptlnts "would become significant only if agreement is achieved on reduction of armaments, and on taking measures for the prohibition of atomic weapons." Wrote Off Inspection And as for aerial Inspection of the military establishments of .both countries. Bulganin just about wrote that off. He said bluntly that proposal would not lead "to effective progress towards insuring security of- states and successful accomplishments of disarmament." Countering the President's proposals, the Soviet premier reiterated long-standing Kremlin policy. He called for reduction of armed forces, agreement on dateii for banning atomic weapons, and es- " jecied" the proposal which the President dramatically put forth July 31 at the Big Four summit meeting at Geneva. Bulganin did not sny he was rejecting it but experts agreed he had smothered 11 under objections, questions and conditions. The Soviet premier did not seem (o object to the principle either of aerial inspection or of exchange of information about rnllitary establishments. Further negotiation may show htm to be willing to accept them as elements in nn j tablishment of "control posts" to puard against the possibility of a sudden attack by one country against the other. Pending completion of the reply Eisenhower Is dratting. there was no official Whit* House comment. But it was learned the Bulganta] note is not being regarded as an outright rejection of the Eisenhower plan. At the U. N. In New York, a U. S. spokesman put it that way, loo. but added that the note "avoids acceptance of the Presi- mament subcommittee which is studying the Eisenhower plan and other prolosals have been unable to determine the U. S. position. Dealing with the President's plan; Bulganin said that "in principle, we have no objections" to the Idea of exchanging blueprints of military establishments. He expressed the opinion that "at a definite stage the exchange of such information between states is necessary." But he added: "It would be better, however, if such information concerning armaments were submitted by all states, and not only by the U. S. and the U.S.S.R., to the international organ of control and inspection, concerning the creation of which we should reach an agreement." In cold-shouldering Eisenhower's aerial inspection proposal, Bulga- nin told the President: "Let us be frank to the end.'' He added that the United States "heads all military groupings which exist in the East and in the West," and has troops stationed around the world. "Under these conditions," Bulga- nin said, "the Soviet Union has united militarily with several allied states." Then he said that because of those circumstances, aerial photography would have to be extended to include the foreign soil installations of both countries. And that, he declared, raises an entirely new problem: "Would the governments of such states permit their sovereign territory to be photographed from the air by foreign aircraft?" So. the premier said, the Eisen- Weather Cuts Fair Crowd «*** »*** But Kids Day Brings 4,000 Despite yesterday's rain which cut into attendance figures at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair, and forced canceling of the first performance of "Stars Over Ice" *>»>«> «"»•» more people at the fair last night than officials had expected. And with clearing sdles and cooler » there were SOYBEAN QUEEN —. An 18-year-old Kennctt senior with hazel eyes and brcnvn hair was named queen of the National Soybean Festival at Portageville last night. She is Carol Rhea Thrower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Thrower. She Was sponsored by Kennctt Soybean Mill. By winning the soybean crown, Miss Thrower also won the right to represent Missouri in the Miss Universe con- weather, expectations for today were better than ever. "We had about 4,000 people on the grounds last nvjht—more than we could hope to expect," Fair secretary Rawleigh Sylvester said. "The weather looks good at the moment and we are expecting a big crowd," he said. "We hope today's attendance will reach 10,000 people." That would be tops ior the past several years. The rain didn't do much to dampen the ardor of "kids day" yesterday, and the annual day-closing "pig scramble" in the mud "was a riot." Pigs For 4-H'ers Seventeen 4-H boys went after 10 pigs loosed on the muddy track in front of the grandstand and 10 of them came up with a squealing pig. The event attracted about 500 persons in from exhibit buildings and mid-way and provided many a delighted howl. The pig scramble was originated two years ago when Blytheville merchants contributed 10 female pigs. The event is continued each year through contributions by past winners of one of his pigs female offspring. The winners have raised an average of 90 pigs per year in the past two years. . Show Tonight The grandstand show tonight will go on as scheduled unless rain ( test in California next year. First alternate in the contest was Janet !j orces another cancellation. Final hower plan could not lead to "ef-| Le( , Crlsler Ol New Madrid, and second alternate was Barbara Pol- | shotting of "Stars Over Ice" will be overall disarmament scheme. U.S. dent's proposal." In line with the soft words policy of the Kremlin in recent months, Bulganin's cote was friendly i n Dl ><> r SW1 Ol * n Bulganins' remarks did actually Dulles in the U. N. General Asscm-j ho]d oppn the poss ibijity that the ' Soviet Union now may be genuine ly interested In negotiating an agreement on a much broader disarmament program. Near the start of his letter Bul- ganin complained that Russia and other members of a U. N. diEar- Authorities found some encourage ment in this. One course open to the United States is to try to rally so much: tone and he said he was "inspired support for the President's plan! by the sincere desire" to reach that in the end the Soviet eovcrn-i agreement, on the disarmament ment may have to modify its issue. That possibility was indicated by a speech which Secretary of State ~~ neral Assembly early this week. Dulles said he hoped the Assembly would make clear,the sentiments 01 the U. N. in favor of the step which Eisenhower had called for. But the United States also must reckon with world public opinion. U. S. officials are aware that if Bulganin can gel across his argument that the United States has delayed disarmament progress he will score an important point. Bulganin's letter, released by the! President's office in Denver yes- j terday did not openly turn down WASHINGTON (fP>~ The Ameri- anything; yet it made Russia's! can Farm Bureau Federation says position clear. It was friendly in. ; "picas for reason" In combatting the "Geneva spirit." In the view [sliding farm prices are being lost of many here, its tone offered "cn-| amid the swirl of "political charges couragement" that the Soviet government may no\v be seriously interested in working out a real disarmament program. The essence of the difference between Eisenhower and Bulganin is (his: Eisenhower believes that if Rus- Sce BULGANIN on Page 12 fective progress' ment. 'toward disarma- lowell of Cape Girardeau. AFBF Blasts I Farm Politics UN Winds Up First Week In Relaxed Atmosphere By TOM HOCiE UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The, 10th U. N. General Assembly wound up its first week held at 8 o'clock tomorrow night. Weather forecasts today indicated the rain probably was over for the present. Partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures were predicted. Yesterday's rain of .29 inch com- I bined with Thursday night's to make a total of .57 inch for the past 48 hours. , . . of policy debate in a relaxed atmosphere reflecting the Geneva summit conference, but with no noticeable shift in East-West positions. Gathings Is NCPC Principal Speaker T.R AssoeJaton To 'Aold Meeting Seini-annual board of directors meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will be held at Hold Noble, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. the Rev. E. H. Hall, chairman announced today. The dinner meeting is open to the public and the speaker will be find countercharges." I The big farm organization berated "politicians" of both aprties in a weekly newsletter made public yesterday, saying their verbal exchanges were "very confusing" to farmers. In a separate development, the National Agricultural Advisory Commission yesterday concluded a two- day study of various .proposals to increase farm Income. Members said (hey arrived at no conclusions, but! may hold further meetings. Embassy Fired On LA PAZ, Bolivia (#>) — Bolivian authorities have disclosed that the Argentine embassy here was fired on yesterday by unidentified persons in an automobile. No one was re- announced at a later date, he said, ported injured. Ike Suffers 'Digestive Upset' DENVER (&) — President Eisenhower "suffered a digestive t upset, during the night," and failed to turn up at his office at the usual time this morning, Murray Snyder, assistant White House press secretary, told newsmen that Elsenhower's personal physician, MaJ. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, was summoned during the night and was with Elsenhower again a few minutes before 8 a.m. "The President suffered a digestive upset during the night," Murray Snyder announced. ''If he comes in to Ills office at AH, it wlU not be until considerably Inter." Asked whether the ailment was serious, the preaa secretary replied that "all I know" was what Dr. Snyder had told him that it WAS "a digestive upset." A reporter then asked whether Dr. flnyder had been summoned during the night to the home of the President'! moUmr-io-law Mr*. Jtiun 8. Doud. ( "Yes," the press secretary replied, •'and he is there now." Snyder said Eisenhower was remaining in bed for the time being. It was the President'l first known illness in many months, and it served to recall his statement of last August that the state ot his health nex year would be a factor'In determining whether he runi for reelection. Since he came to Colorago Aug. 14 for a work and play vacation, the President outwardly has been a picture of health. Visitors to me Denver white House have reported that they never have seen Elsen- hower looking K fit. Elsenhower, who will be 85 Oct. 14, returned to Denver only yesterday from four days of trout fish- Ing and general relaxation at a Rocky Mountain ranch at Fraier, Colo., 70 mll« northwwt ot Den- vec. E. C. (Took) Gathings, of West Memphis, District Representative, will be principal speaker at the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest, P. D. Foster, Jr., general chairman of the contest, announced today. Gathings, who has just returned from a European tour, will speak during the Friday afternoon activities in front of the grandstand at Walter Park Sept. 30. Subject of Gathings 1 speech was unknown here., today bqt it is expected ^hat it will mainly be concerned with cotton and agriculture in general. Gathings, has been an outspoken critic of the Eisenhower administration farm policy and has strongly supported n plan for exporting surplus U. S, farm commodities. He will be guest of honor at a luncheon for dignitaries at Hotel Noble Friday noon and will lead the parade inaugurating the contest Thursday afternoon. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, slightly cookr tonight. Monday occasional rain and mild. High this afternoon 75 to 80, low tonight in the 60s. MISSOURI: Fair east, partly cloudy west this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonight and Sunday with occasional rain north and west Sunday, beginning northwest late tonight; little change in temperature; low tonight 55-65; high Sunday 60s extreme northwest to lower 70s southeast. Maximum yesterday—75. Minimum this morning—64. Sunrise tomorrow—3:50. Sunset today—5:55. . Mean temperature—82. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.]—.29. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—38,58. Thll lute t.all Y»r Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum tnla morning—50. Jw. 1 M 4*t«-M.M. E. C. (Took) Gathings Army to Up Draft Quotas WASHINGTON (/P) — The Army plans to draft an extra 3,000 men a month to help the training of volunteers In the new six-months reserve program. Pentagon officials disclosed last night the Defense Department has approved the Army request for a draft setup. The. Army, draft calls for October and November, already Issues, arc from 10,000 men a month. The Army has said It would need more men in order to train 90.0CO six months reservists, and has also asked for an increase ot about 16,000 In Its authorized strength to a total of 1,027,000 men by next June 10. ' Two of the four big powers have made foreign policy statements, giving a pretty good indication of the tone that will mark the foreign ministers meeting scheduled Oct. 27 in Geneva! Secretary or State Dulles and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov both spoke in the moderate vein that has characterized East-West relations since the summit talks. But both stood fast by the positions of their governments on such key questions as German unification, disarmament and the atomic issue. Britain's Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinny are sched- Cargo Plane Feared Down In Pacific HONOLULU m — A Plying Tiger DC4 cargo plane with five men in believed do\vn in the Pacific -.,~. about 1,000 miles west of here. forlSeearch planes and ships pushed vast rescue attempt. The four-engine ship was carrying military cargo from Travis Air Force Base, near San Francisco. Lt. Jack Benson of Coast Guard search and rescue, said the plane in its last message reported it would ditch. An earlier report said the plane had mechanical trouble and was then at 9,000 feet. The last message said it was at 500 feet. Military planes were sent from Hawaii and Miway Island, some Hurricane Janet Smashes Island; 25 Known Dead BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Hurricane Janet's known death toll on Barbados mounted to 25 today, but additional casualties were feared as reports filtered in from the battered British West Indies in the eastern Caribbean. Shattered communications hampered accurate estimates of the number of dead and injured. About 150 persons were injured* and 2,000 left homeless when the storm roared across this sugar island Thursday. An earlier report reaching the outside had put the estimated death toll at about 100. Property damage was estimated at five million dollars. Janet also smashed into the spice-producing Windward Islands. Reports said an undetermined number of persons were Killed on Grenada. The storm also did extensive damage on St. Vincent. 9 Killed in Church At Christ Church on Barbados, nine persons were killed when the walls of the pilgrim Holiness Church Lodge collapsed. A schoolboy ran screaming down the road and drowned in a lake born of the storm. Red Cross officials said 50 per cent of the homes in Christ Church were battered beyond repair. The insular government declared a state of emergency. One hero of the hurricane the Rev. Jonathan Graham, Anglican minister at *,St, .John's,..and president of~ "Cbdrihgtbn College. Reports Scanty While the storm raged, he went by car and foot about his parish, helping those in danger. The college was packed with refugees today. Major highways on Barbados were cleared today. The island's only airport reopened . Reports trom tne Leeward Islands were scanty, but they apparently escaped the blow. British Guiana, on the South American continent, reported strong winds and rain, but no damage or casualties. uled to outline their policies late j 503 miles from the stricken craft's last reported position. Plyinc Tiger headquarters in Burbank. Calif., said a pilot, two copilots and two navigators were aboard. signed sions. to ease International ten- Even Keel Observers saw in this a Russian determination to keep East West relations on a relatively even keel —at least until the foreign ministers hold their meeting. In his speech, Dulles followed the spirit of President Elsenhow- er's views that the summit conference had cleared the International atmosphere. But he avoided any shift in U.S. foreign policy. Dulles Insisted that O e r m a n y •N U.N. Refugees Released MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (£>) —The Uruguayan government, which Thursday became the first to recognize the new provisional government of Argentina, yesterday or- and air force personnel who sought refuge and were interned here during the rebellion against the Peron government. next week. Monday they will begin a, series of private talks with Dulles to chart Western strategy for the Geneva meeting. Molotov already has been in contact with Dulles, presumably about the forthcoming conference, but so far as could be learned, nothing significant has developed from those exchagnes. Skirted Subject Western circles had expected Molotov to reply in his speech to President Eisenhower's proposed! aer ed release of all Argentine naval "Open Sky" inspection plan.. It was believed, however, that Molotov skirted the subject because of Soviet Premier Bulganins' message to the President made public last night. Bulganin said Eisenhower's proposal to swap military blueprints "would become significant" only if agreement was reached on arms reduction and measures for prohibiting atomic weapons." Molotov did say he would study the plan to see to what extent it would contribute to arms reduction and an atomic weapons ban. The Geneva spirit was reflected somewhat in the temperate resolution Molotov introduced at the close of his speech. Omitting the usual Soviet invective against the West, it merely proposed the Assembly consider all plans for disarmament and other proposals de- Crittenden Vote Injunction Denied MARION, Ark. Iff) — Chancelolr Lee Ward yesterday rejected an effort to prevent a local option election on a proposed dog racing track at West Memphis, but he refused to permit the expenditure of public funds for the election. The Associated Press erred yesterday in reporting that Ward ruled the Crittenden County Election Commission could decide on the use of tax funds. Crittenden County voters are scheduled to decided Tuesday Whether they want Southland Racing Corp. to operate a dog track at West Memphis. GOT. Orval Paubus has said he won't allow the State Racing Commission to issue a permit to Southland unless Crittenland County voters approve of the track. James C. Hale, a member of the Crittenden County Election Commission, said after Chancelolr Ward's decision yesterday that the commission would meet before the election to work out the financing of the vote. 125 Expected At Luncheon For E. Stanley Jones Noted Religious Leader to Speak Here Monday Night Ticket sales for the E. Stanley Jones luncheon Monday neared the 100 mark today with expectations that they would reach at least 125 by Monday noon, the Rev. Harvey Kidd, chairman of the luncheon, said today. Dr. Jones is scheduled to speak at the High School auditorium here at 8 p.m., Monday under the sponsorship of several Blytheville churches. .. The address is one of a series in his crusade for a United Church. Dr. James C, Guard will preside at the luncheon which Is open to all men. Dr. Frank Smith, pastor emeritus of First Central Congregational Church of Omaha, Nebr., will give the invocation. James Terry will introduce Dr. Jones. Tickets are on sale for SI.50 and may be purchased from J. C, Guard, Dale Dunlap, Dale Briggs or the Rev. Harvey Kidd, members of the committee in charge of the , luncheon. Cost of Living Down a Little WASHINGTON 0?)—The government reported yesterday that seasonally lower food prices brought a slight decline in living costs in August. The decline reversed a moderate upward trend in June and July in the index kept by the Labor Department's Statistics Bureau. Lower prices for fresh fruits and vegetables, as more abundant food supplies reached the market, were responsible for the August food price decline. Earlier summer produce prices had been high due to short supply after a spring freeze. The index declined two-tenths of one per cent in August to 114.5 per cent of the 1947-49 average. This compared with 114.7 in July, 114.4 in June and 114.2 in May. The August level was four-tenths of one per cent below August last year. Judge Elected LITTLE ROCK (.-pj—Circuit Judge Elmo Taylor of Searcy was elected president of the State Judicial Council, composed of circuit judges, chancellors and Arkansas Supreme Court justices, here yesterday. Judge Tom Butt of Fayetteville was nanied vice president. Cotton Ball Band Widely Known Don Reid brings his H-piece orchestra to Blytheville next Friday night for the annual Cotton Ball — the year's biggest party. The dance will be .the grand finale to the 1955 16th annual Notional Cotton Picking Contest, sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Reid's band is widely known throughout the South and over most of the nation as one of the top units on the "hotel circuit." The band's featured Tocalist, Owen Parke, was formerly with some name bands. Reid got t wife and vocalist both when he married her. Tabbed as "America's Smoothest dunce band," the orchestra's music Is designed chiefly for dancing. Reid, who arranged for Jan Garber and other top-ranking dance band« before striking out his own, does most of the arranging for the orchestra. He also fronts the band and plays trombone. Tickets for the Cotton Ball, to be Don KeM .11UHCW1 IVl WJC WVHAJH "<"«| "" fcf*- ii i « I J held at the Main Exhibit Building »4.50 per couple at Kclley s Friend- at Walker Park, arc on tali Iorlu'«x>« »*«•. T » Wi rewrvatlons are given with the tickets. Present plans call for no ticket sales at the door. $750,000 fstatt HOIjLYWOOD if) — Actress Carmen Miranda, who died of a heart attack Aug. 5, has left more than $150,000 in California property. The assets were disclosed yesterday when superior Judge Burdelt* J. Daniels appointed her husband, producer David Sebastian u administrator. Dogs Com* Back CRESENT CITV, Calif. (/PI — Pound Master J. J. Garret* found the dogs on the wrong side of th* fence when he arrived for work at the Del Norte County Dog Pound. Burglars, who had ransacked tht pound for tools, let out the dop. The animals hung around waltlnf for the pound master—and lmak> Ia»U

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