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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OUTHBAIT YOL. LI—NO 158 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Blyttwville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1955 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Kucept Sunday SINGLB COPY FIVE CENTS Big 3 Begins Geneva Meet Strategy Talks By A. I. GOLDBERG NEW YORK (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Great Britain and the United States began strategy talks here today aimed at getting concrete results from the Big Four meetings that start in Geneva Oct. 27. An honor guard of U. S. Marines in full dress uniforms lent a colorful note as the ministers began deliberations. They will be joined for consultation tomorrow by West Germany's foreign minister, Heinrich ' ' Bretano, who flew into New York today from Bonn, Critclal Problem Von Bretano handed newsmen a prepared statement that termed German reunification the "central problem among all those which divide the East and West. Lasting peace "cannot be attained on the basis of said. a divided Germany," he Von Brentano said he was satis- lied with recent American and British statements and knows the Big Three foreign ministers "In harmony." U. S. Secretary of State Dulles came back from talks in Canada on U. S..Canadian economy, rives tonight to join British Foreign Secretary Harold MacMUlan and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay for at least two days NCPC BEAUTIES —VIII AND IX—Miss Shirley Million (top), 17-year-old. Pocahontas beauty, will represent,Phi Mu Sorority of Arkansas State College at the National Cotton Picking Contest's beauty pageant Thursday night. Miss Mary Lee Bearden (lower photo), 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. lot Bearden of Leach- vllle, also a student at Arkansas State, in sponsored by Alpha Gamma Mt» Sorority. of concentrated talks. They had before them in the Presidential Suite at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel a working program oE strategy tying in some kind of European disarmament and security pledges with a drive to unify East and West Germany—and to hold Germany in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization despite Russian opposition. Counsellor Level The plan was developed at coun- sellor levels in Washington last week, with the Germans sitting in. But almost on the eve of the long-planned parleys here, there were three developments: Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov introduced again in the U. N. the Soviet package plan on disarmament, a nuclear Weapons ban, German reunification outside of NATO, and demands for all See BIG THREE on Page 16 HUDDLE ON BASE WORK — Col. Gordon Timrrions (seated) conferred with Col. Staunton L. Brown, Corps of Engnieers' District Engineer, this morning prepartory to signing forms which will complete transfer of Blytheville Air Force. Base's runways to the Air Force. Actual transfer is expected to be completed later this week The Air Force accepted the night lighting system from the Engineers today. (Courier News Photo) Community Chest Plan Killed for City After years of trying, Blytheville has decided to put its annual Community Chest effort on the Shelf! Officials made the formal'announcement today that there will be no 1956 Chest Fund. Egypt to Accept Soviet Arms Offer LONDON (AP) — Egypt has informed 1 'ferifain that she has accepted a Russian offer to supply her with arms and military equipment, the Foreign Office said today. Foreign Secretary Harold Mflc-fr— millan will discuss this development with U. S. Sesretary of Stale Dulles during their meetings DOW Inking place in New York, a! spokesman told the dally foreign Office news conference. The United States. Britain and j Ike's Aides Keep Capitol Work Going Nixon Calls Meeting of NSC And Cabinet By FRED S. HOFFMAN . WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower team worked today on plans for keeping the government running smoothly while the President recuperates from a heart attack. A National Security Council meeting was scheduled for Thursday and a Cabinet session the following day, both under the gavel of Vice President Nixon. Nixon announced yesterday these two top-level conferences would be concerned with matters "of a normal routine nature." But the question of how much presidential authority can be parceled out while Eisenhower is unable to perform his full duties was almost certain to arise. A formal opinion on the.delega- tion-of-auihority matter was awaited from Atty. Gen. Brownell, who was due in New York after cutting short a vacation in Spain to return home and handle the problem. leaving Spain by air, promised yesterday to Several veterans of past Chest drives pointed put they felt most of the chest agencies could raise i more money in individual drives. Actually, for the past two years.! BlythevUleJs S Y has had to conduct { 'sUppleme'at'ary ^campaigns in order to finance Its summer recreation program. V, '. " •' " -• --• - -A-Ghoic* • :-~."v".'The ,Y was faced with either, get- Prance are bound under a 1950 dec- j laratlon to maintain the military balance of powerand to prevent an outright arms race—between the ! Arab countries ot the Middle East and the State of Israel. To Discuss Offeri The rweign Office spokesman said in answer to a question: "Our ambassador. Sir Humphrey Trevelyan, was told by the Egyptian government last night that it has accepted the Russian offer to sup- 'ply arms. "The secretary of state Macmillan will discuss both the Russian offer and the Egyptian acceptance of it with the American secretary of state in New York." The spokesman said he could not give the precise nature of Russia's Sewers Top Council's Agenda Blylheville's City Council Is expected to take one of the final official steps to assure the city ol a ne\y sewer system tonight. When it convenes at 8 pjn. at City Hall, it will formally receive the northern and improvement dis- assessments southern sewer tricts. It is expected to grant approval without delay and this act will open the doors for actual sale of bonds and letting of contracts for construction. That is the stated purpose of tonight's session, • Whether or not. offer or of the arrangement which [ Council will entertain other business Egypt has accepted. British officials said they assumed that French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay will be brought into the discussion .between Macmillan and Dulles in New York. All three are attending the U. N. Assembly and are preparing for the Big^Four foreign ministers conference in Geneva next month. E, E. Stevens Dies ot Hospital Edmond Ebenezer Stevens. 72- year-old cotton gin owner-and operator, died at 3 a.m. today in Blytheville Hospital. Mr. Stevens, whose home is in West Point, Miss., owned and operated a cotton gin at Qosnell for the past 15 years and was widely known In this section. Funeral services were incomplete this morning but burial will be in West Point. Cobb Funeral Home ii in charge. Born in Grenada, Mias., Mr. Stevens made his home in West Point but resided here during the cotton harvest while- operating his'gin. He is survived by : hi* wife, Mr a. Edith Burton Miller Stevens of West; Point; one son, Edmond Miller Stevens of Shreveport, La 1 .; one daughter, Mrs. Allle Laura Vance, of West Point, and three brothers, Andrea, Dudley and Wiley Stevens of Dura nt, Miss. is problematical. No Action on Plan Councilmen have indicated they wiU take Planning action on the City Commission request for playgrounds in the city. Last year, with a $25,000 goal, the drive fell short by some S5.000. Each Chest agency took its proportional share of the resultant cut in funds. The decision was made this morning by the Chamber at Commerce board of directors after it heard a report from the Community Chest board of directors. For the Future? The Chamber of Commerce board, in making the announcement, said, "The Community Chest Drive, in the light of many developments, could not be successful in 1955-56." Previously a Community Chest goal of $25,000 had been set for the campaign. Alvln Huffman, chairman of the Chest board, said this morning, "It is the hope of the board that at some future rime community developments and community acceptance of the United Fund idea will justify the reorganization of the Blytheville Community Chest on the basis that it will insure a successful operation." Recipients of Community Chest funds in previous years are being notified of this action so they can make arrangements for raising their budget on an independent basis, a board spokesman said. Before Brownell give the matter "urgent attention." Justice Department- aides said the attorney general's formal opinion can be expected late this week. May Do Some Work Meanwhile, the possibility arose that Eisenhower may be able to resume sonie of his administrative work within a few weeks. Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Bos- Ion heart specialist -who attended the President, said last night Eisenhower "will be much better off to take up some of his duties tban to worry over i while he recovers. Nixon, Acting- Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers, Chief Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams and other top administration figures conferred at the White House yesterday, for-nearly three hours before announcing the upcoming Security Council and Cabinet meetings, Their discussion^ d*?lf with ways .and" me'ans of keeping' : tbe government^ functioning,' in Eisenhower's gaticn-af-autharity question considered. Law Not Clear An unofficial opinion on this issue came from J. Howard McGrath, who served as attorney general under former President Truman. McGrath, whose views were so( licited by newsmen, said there is no precedent under which the vice president took over the reins of government while a president was still (alive. McGrath said the law Is not clear on the point and he suggested that a situation could arise whereby the Supreme Court, as the recognized Interpreter of the Constitution, would be called on to say exactly how disabled a president would have to be before his vice president could legally assume direction of the government. approval of a basic street plan, until certain aspects of tha University of Arkansas planning study are clarified. Council also will have an opportunity to publicly discuss what it will do with the Air Force request that the Veterans Housing Quarters at the air base be relinquished by the city. The Air Force wants the land so it may erect 400 'living units there for base personnel. Council first must make arrangements Jo pay more than $4,000 indebtedness onthe property before it can turn it back though. Also .very tentative are Council plans for working out definite policy on street blacktopping and oiling. Councilmen said they had readied a proposal" for the Sept. 13 meet- Ing, but it wasn't introduced. It'll Cost MOM DETROIT lf>—A staff member of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces a«ys a third world.war would cost some four trillion dollars—10 time* as much as the last world war. Cmdr. Bugene R. Blandin told the Opening session of the college's resource* conference the cost of each par since the mid-mh century has Increased 10 times. Poll Taxes Due Now Deadline for payment of real estate taxes and poll taxes for this year is midnight, Oct. 1, the Sheriff's office announced today. ••'•'•'., The office will be open until midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, for the convenience of tax payers. . • Person*! taxet are due by Nov. 1, officials said. Benson Says He Erred In ' Security Case WASHINGTON (*—Secretary' o£ Agriculture Berison said today he made a mistake,in denying security clearance to Wolf Ladejinsky. As a result ,of that affair, his department's security program has been overhauled, he said. "I'm sure we have made mistakes in handling our security program, but they were honest and conscientious mistakes," Benson told a Senate Civil Service subcommittee. The secretary said he hadn't been satisfied with the Agriculture Department's. security program before the Ladejinsky Incident last January and that criticism by newspapers of his decision in the case "caused me more concern than ever.' 1 It was then, he said, that he ordered a review of the department's security program and . at the same time urged President Elsenhower to "cause a review to be made of our security procedures." Ladejinsky, a Russian-born specialist on land reform, was denied security clearance by the Agriculture Department last January, although he had been cleared by the State Department and had worked In the Tokyo Embassy (or years. Johnton to WACO, Tex. W—A statewide radio uddrets. the tint since his July heart nUnclc, will be made by Hen. Lyndon B. Johnson Saturday. President Has Restful Night; Hopes Raised By MARVIN L, ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower enjoyed "a very good night," his hospital physicians reported early today. A 7 a.m. MST bulletin from Fitzsimmons Army Hospital said: "The President had a very good night. "He slept almost continuously from 8 o'clock last night until 6:15 this morning. 1 ' The medical advisory note was put out by Col. George M. Powell, chief of the hospital's medical department, and Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, the White House physician. The hospital bulletins reporting Eisenhower's satisfactory progress served to raise hopes for his full recovery another notch. Cautious Optimism But the cautious optimism was sharply tempered by the note of warning sounded by one of his heart specialist physicians. "For the first two weeks we keep our fingers crossed," said Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston in report- ins? here yesterday on the President's condition. The two weeks won't be up until Oct. 6. White did say the prospects for Eisenhower's complete recovery within two months are "reasonably good," barring complications. But he added that complications "can still come," particularly during the the President should be "physically able" to serve a second term if he wants to. . But the physician called the presidency one of the toughest jobs ing back to Boston, White also said first two weeks after an attack. At a news conference before fly- in the world and declared he had "no conviction one way or the other" as to whether Eisenhower should run lor re-election. The likelihood remained that members of the President's family will urge him to stand aside in 1956. For that matter, it seems quite likely they won't need to urge hint. Eisenhower, who will be 65 Oct. 14, said in August the state of his health would be a factor in his decision about running again. Comfortable Day A bulletin from Fitzsimons Army Hospital at 9:10 last night said: "This has been a very comfortable day for the President. His satisfactory progress, as reported previously, has continued throughout the day." An earlier bulletin, issued at 4 p.m., gave this account: "The President had a very comfortable day. He had a moderate lunch of meat, vegetable, fresh fruit cocktail and milk. Mrs. Eisenhower joined the President and visited with him at lunchtime." The First Lady chatted with her husband again shortly before he had, dinner on the first day he was permitted more tban fruit juices at all three meals. The President's evening menu was consomme, spinach, beets, a broiled tomato and sliced peaches. Another step in the slow recovery process was removal at intervals of the oxygen tent in which Eisenhower had been since Saturday afternoon, when he was hospitalized. The President was out of tha tent three times yesterday—about 30 minutes each time. It is standard practice to place heart attack patients under oxygen to assure greater rest in the early, critical days. Meanwhile, the Denver White House announced it was putting no pressure on the Justice Department for a requested legal opinion concerning to what extent presidential powers could be delegated ' See IKE on Page 16 Dr. E. Stanley Jones Emphasizes The Strength of a United Church Emphasizing the strength of unity, Dr. E. Stanley Jones last night predicted a federal union of the'protestant churches of th'e'.Uriited "States within "the next ten years;'' """ Speaking before a near-capacity crowttMh .Blytheville .High School auditorium, the famous evangelist pointed out the numerous advantages he feels would arise from such a union. Speaking on the theme "A United Church — Possible and Inevitable," Dr. Jones would unite the churches under the name, "Church of Jesus Christ in America," bringing together the 256 protestant denominations, while allowing them to retain their individuality. The world famous minister advocated the organization of such a church along the lines ol the original 13 colonies, which delegated some powers to the federal government and retained some for the states. 358 Cities Dr. Jones, who has spoken in 368 cities during the past eight years in his campaign for church union, Potent Janet' Heads For Nicaragua Coast MIAMI, Fla. ,(AP) — Hurricane Janet -headed for the Nicaraguan coast today, leaving nearly 200 dead in her path across the Caribbean Sea. The hurricane, packing 110-mile- ari-hour winds, was due to pass north of Cape Gracias, on the eastern tip of Nicaragua, tonight and thrash the northern coast of Honduras. Janet's death toll may have included 11 American airmen. A U. S. Navy hurricane hunter plane flew into the area yesterday and was officially listed as missing. The Navy began an air and surface search between Guantanamo Bay and Panama. The plane was attached to Early Warning Squadron 4 at Jacksonville, Fla., ftnd was surveying the hurricane from Guantanamo Bay, the big Navy base in eastern Cuba. HO Killed The hurricane death toll on Oren- ada was officially estimated at 110. Twenty-five dead were reported on the neighboring island of Carriacou and Barbados counted 30. The Miami Weather Bureau's S ».m., EST, advisory said the hurricane was centered In the western Caribbean about 310 miles east Postmaster Job Open ot Victoria The United States Civil Service Commission has announced an examination for the position of Postmaster at toe fourth class Victoria post office.' Applicants must be citizens residing within the area served by the post office and must be at least 31 years odl, except those entitled to veterans preference. There la no maximum age limit for applicants for the 13,030 position. Applications must be received by the U. I. Civil Service Commission, Washington, 36, D. C., not later than Oct. 11. southeast of Swan Island. It had increased its rate of forward movement toward the west-northwest to about 17 m.p.h. Gale winds extended 200 miles north and east of the center and 100 miles to the south. "Movement for the next 12 to 18 hours is expected to continue towards the west - northwest at around 17 m.pji. A gradual increase in the size of the hurricane is likely," the bureau said. Edmund Orgill Enters Race For Memphis Mayor MEMPHIS [fl — A wealthy businessman and civic leader, Edmund Orgill, has announced as an "Independent" candidate for mayor in the Nov. 10 election. Orgill, 55, was the second candidate to enter the ring. His entry made It virtually certain it will be a three-man race. The administration has not yet chosen its candidate for mayor. LvAt present, • Orgill is opposed by v._;>er Mayor Watkins Overton, heading a slate which advocates switching the city commission form of government to the council-mayor form, Orgill announced he would back a move to change the commission form to ttw council-city manager plan. Good Location? BIO TIMBER, Mont. (JP) — The Evangelical United Brethren Church has purchased land for a summer camp. They like the site better than nny other they looked at—even If It Is at the mouth of Hells Canyon. said that each' of the various protestant denominations had a rich religious heritage to offer a united church. ' He said. "The greatest hinderance to evangelism is a divided church" and that with all their divergent views, protestants generally agree that Christ is the keystone of their beliefs. He likened his proposal federal * * * 7t's Great To be Christian At Age 7V "It's great to be 71 and a Christian," the ebulient Dr. E. Stanley Jones told more than 100 Blytheville business and professional men at a luncheon meeting at Hotel Noble yesterday. Speaking with enthusiasm which has made him one of the world's foremost evangelists, Dr. Jones said, "At 70, God promised me the 10 best years of my life. Thus far, I've had one and one-half of them and am looking forward to an extension when this ten is completed." However, Dr. Jones told the businessmen, "As I've grown older, I've become more obsessed with certain ideas." Comments on his five obsessions ("I hope they're magnificent obsessions") shaped up like this: 1. Jesus—He's that part of God I'm able to see. Before I can say Christ, I must say Jesus. Before I know God, I must know Jesus. 2. The Kingdom of God—Man's unworkable order must be replaced by God's. There must be a acceptance of God's laws . . . through this totalitarianism total and ot God's men will know freedom, for it is true that when bound by God's laws, men truly are free . . . the closer bound, the freer they come, 3. Evangelism—The brightest spot on the religious horizon today has been the success of evangelism. It Is now coming into iU own. And the lay evangelists have been tremendously successful One layman, giving only four hours of his time each day, brought 800 persons to his church and untold others to other churches tn two years. With 40 per cent of Americans still without a church, thii is * rich field in which to work. 4. Missions—Effect of years of Christian mission work la evident over the globe. India will not go Communistic, due In part to years of mission work: There is a good possibility Japan will become Christian. 5. A united church—I give 30 days of each year to. the work for a unification of federated churches, which would not rob any church of Its heritage, but which would present a treat force to combat evil. Dr. Jones was Introduced by James Terry. The session was presided over by Dr. Jam** C. Guard and the Rev. Bnroki iftgensptrter dismissed the group with prayer. union of churches to a large family home where each member has an individual room, but where each .shares a common family name, eat» at the same table and all live harmoniously together under one roof. Sees Approval Dr. Jones said that in votes taken on church union in various cities, the largest dissenting vote was 11 in an audience of about 4,000. He believes that about 90 per cent of the nation's protestants would agree to his plan. He added that he found greater support for his program in Southern communities than he had expected in view of the strong denomonational feelings which prevail here. Government of the "total church" would be centered in a General Assembly, which would seat delegates from all the various branches. He closed his remarks with tha plea, "Christians of America unite. You have nothing to lose but your dividing walls!" Blytheville High School's Glee Club furnished the music for the program. The invocation was offered by the Rev. Mitchell Sanford and benediction was pronounced by the Rev. J. W. Rainwater. Miss Emily Damon played the prelude and postlude. Mental Test For Anderson LITTLE ROCK (<P) — Federal court trial of William Albert Anderson, 32, of Augusta, accused of robbing a branch bank at Joiner of 88,000, was postponed here yesterday so that he can be given a mental examination. Anderson was arrested on the same day—August 4—that the bank was robbed. A brother of Anderson is still sought in connection with the rob- Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with little change in temperature; widely scattered afternoon Ihundershowers extreme north portion. High this afternoon mid to high 80s: low tonight low to mid 60s. MISSOURI — Showers and thunderstorms east.and south this afternoon clearing northwest; fair west and north, partly, cloudy southeast tonight; generally fair, Wednesday; warmer north and west central this afternoon; cooler north tonight; low tonight «-M northwest to 66 southeast; hlfn Wednesday generally In the 70i. Muclmum ytitordny—SI. Minimum this morning—41. Sunrlte tomorrow—S:5a. SxmMt today—5 :M. HMD t«mper«ltre—7J.I. . , Precipitation M boun (T «.». *• f a.m.)—none. Precipitation J»n. I to dat»-MJt. Tkll Dttt L«U TMr Mutmum ywUrday—H. Minimum thli morning—ft. mclpltaMoa Ju. I to <Ul«-»MI,

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