The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 5, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 239 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Bi^vu?eHMaid LeS<ler BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. JANUARY 5, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Confers With Brazil President Benson, Aides Due Tomorrow For Form Talk By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) President Eisenhower today welcomed President-elect celino Kubitschek of Brazil, the United States. They spent 30 minutes together at a breakfast meeting. Kubitschek flew to Eisenhower's vacation headquarters as the first stop on a trip that takes him on to Washington and New York The Brazilian leader was driven Immediately to Eisenhower's quarters here where the President was waiting. They shook hands warmly and Kubitschek; apologized for being late. "I'm sorry you have to leave k such a hurry," Eisenhower, said. "I told them to pour the coffee and be ready to go soon as we get in there." Several other guests were-at the breakfast, including the President's brother, Milton; diplomatic representatives; and Gen. Alfred Gruenther; NATO commander who is visiting the President. Off to Washington Afterward, Kubitschek hurrlec back to the airport, taking off for Washington where he was due to address the Senate and House After Breakfast, Eisenhower planned to record on film a dis- •'cussion of his' State of the Union message for use or, television and radio after Congress receives the document. Secretary of Agriculture Benson and a group of advisers, arriving tonight, .will confer with the President tomorrow morning on the special farm message he plans to send to Congress Monday. First In Series That message will be the first in a series on specific problems. White House aides here said the farm problem i3 getting top priority because of the great importance Eisenhower attaches to it. For the first time since he came to Key West 6ec. 27, the President-yesterday got in a day ol complete leisure. Last night he relaxed at the bridge table with three old friends — Gen. Alfred M. Qruenther, supreme commander of the NATO forces in Europe; William E. Robinson of New York, president of the Coca-Cola Co.; and George E. Allen, former Truman administration official who owns a farm near the President's at Gettysburg, Pa. Income Tax Forms Now At Post Office A rush of Federal income taxpayers to file their returns is expected next week as Instruction booklets and tax forms are now being distributed by the post office. "Now that the forms are here, I hope taxpayers will start filing as soon as they get their W-2 statements, especially those who have refunds coming," Cecil L. Kelly, Administrative Officer of the Blytheville office of Internal Revenue, said today. Taxpayers are ..requested to read the instructions and use the tax forms they receive in the mail. A study of the new tax forms shows a few changes which make the return easier to complete. A new tax table for married taxpayers filing jointly eliminates the complex computation on the return for figuring tax on split incomes. The simplest form will again be the 1040A card 'devised for the em- ployse whose total wpges are l?ss than $5,000 and who did not have over $100 of other income. Form 1040 Is designed to meet the needs of all persons who do not use Form 10'40A. Red Expedition At Antarctic LONDON tn^-Moscow Radio reported today that the leading ship of the Soviet Union's expedition to the South Polar regions had sighted the Antarctic continent. The Soviet expedition Is one of a number from various countries preparing Antarctic bases for scientific observations during the 1S57-58 International Geophysical Year. A U. S. Navy force already has established bases at McMurdo Sound and on the Ross Sea Ice shelf. Mothers: Your Kid Lose Cap, Far Muffs? Blytheville police on solve it least one mother's vexing problem. They found. In the middle of the street in the MO block of Went Walnut » bcby'i cap and ear mu'(i, well-made of brown checkered wool. That moUur may retlew Him by contacting policeman Dick Burns or the lUUon la city hall. NEW WRAPPER FOR COTTON — National Cotton Council is attacking one of the cotton industry's top problems this winter and a Blytheville gin Is one of several over the South cooper- ating. George Pfeiffenberger of the NCC is shown inspecting new bagging put on. bales at R. D. Hughes Gin. (Courier News Photo) Purpose of the new bagging is to deliver the cotton to the mill in good shape. Pfeiffenberger explained that some mills state their damage losses on a bale amount to as much as 20 percent. This, he pointed out, makes cotton even costlier to the spinner. White appearing cover is polyethylene plastic ... something similar to that used in wrapping meats, but heavier. It can be sealed with a hot iron. Bale nearest camera is burlap with the plastic fused to the. inside. Pfeiffenberger said samples probably will be taken as they always have been — cutting-bagging — but he hopes a tape sealing method will repair the rent in the bagging. Clear plastic bagging is cheaper than regular Jute bagging (seen in background), but.burlap and plastic is more expensive Also on hand to view the-sample bales was James J'. Begley, -of the Celanese Corporation of America, Newark, N. J., which makes plastic bagging. Convention Picks Begin in Alaska By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Democrats will hold a convention this weekend to pick the first delegates in either party to the presidential nominating conventions of 1956. The territorial convention Jan. 7-8 will choose a six-vote delegation to the Democratic National Convention starting in Chicago Aug. 13. ; —+ The first. delegation to the Republican National Convention opening in San Francisco Aug. 1 20 will be completed in ah Oklahoma convention set for Feb. 6. The first delegate nicking by the primary method will be in New Hampshire March 13. Alaska also holds its first presidential preference primary this year, on April 24, results will advisory only. Went to Estes Alaska Democrats sent an unin- Realtors, Chamber Officials to Study New Housing Plan Members of Blytheville's Real Estate Board and officials' of the Chamber of Commerce today announced they, may have a plan, "in the near future," to help alleviate the serious shortage of rental property in the city. at least provide the additional 100 The announcement was an outgrowth of a meeting last night when Real Estate Board members, Chamber officials and officers of Blytheville Air Force Base huddled to discuss the -rental housing shortage. CoL Gordon D. Tirnmons, BAFB commander, told the group that action is needed now as another squadron is due to be assigned here in February. A special Chamber of Commerce board meeting probably will be called early next week. S. E. Tune, Chamber president told the group last night. 374 on Way, Timmons said and additional 374 officers and airmen are scheduled to move into Blytheville beginning Feb. 1. They'll be members of the 765th squadron. He pointed out that of the 312 married men now stationed at Blytheville, only 264 have brought their families with them as yet. He said there are now 735 men assigned to the base together with 100 civilians. After the 766th arrives, activation will be about two- thirds completed. All told, the «lst Wing will include some 2,371 military and civilian personnel, he stated. Supporting units will increase that total somewhat. 800 Units Needed He estimated that 800 living unite will be required to meet family requirements. He also said that the 360 units to be built near the basa may be ready by fall. To all this, the realtors say they rental units needed with the move- See HOUSING on Page 5 Chamber Lists Two Additional Committees Chamber of 'Commerce President S. E. Tune today snnounced memberships of civic affairs and fire prevention committees to serve during 1956. They are: Civic Affairs- -Kelley Welch, chair- have a plan which, they hope, may Tune said. man, and Harry Bradley, Walter Day, Eddie Ford, John Ide, A. T. Johnson, K. M. Larkin, W. B. Nicholson, Jimmy Richardson, Wake Sharp and Kemp Whisenhunt. Fire Prevention—Billy Williams, chairman, and'J. A. Bryant, W. M. Burns, Qeorge Clark, Foy Etchle- son, H. L. Halsell Jr., Roy Head, W. S. Johnston, Harvey Morris and Jack Owen. Civic Affairs will sponsor a-spring "clean up, paint up and fix up" campaign and will formulate a city-wide beautification prpgram. Fire Prevention's top project is a three-day inspection to be held here during April by the Arkansas State Fire Prevention Association. Additional committees will be announced as. they are appointed, Adenauer Observes 80th Birthday Today By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BON, Germany (If] — Chancellor Konrad Adenauer today celebrated his 80th birthday, the Western world's oldest chief of government of a major nation. Tributes flowed In from around the globe. - . . Pope Plus XII awarded the West German leader—a Roman Catholic — the 'Vatican's second highest award, the Order of the Golden Spur. Indian Prime Minister Nehru telegraphed congratulations and expressed the hope that Adenauer might long continue to serve his people. President Elsenhower sent * personal letter of congratulations. Prime Minister Eden's message Mluted Adenauer's nock (or West European cooperation. Another noted octogenarian, Sir Winston Churchill, wished the Chancellor "greatest happiness and success." The big bag of mail delivered to Adenauer's home this morning was postmarked with roses In honor of his birthday. Adenauer Is an ardent amateur rose grower and the peat office stamped the floral'tribute on all letters In the capital for the day. ,- ' , . Because Adenauer recovered from a serious attack of bronchial pneumonia only six weeks afro, his family and physicians urged him to take It easy. The celebration wu spread over five days, and many official well wishers were' mtrshiled Into convenient groups to avoid undue on tt structed delegation to the 1952 Democratic national convention The six votes on all three ballots were cast for Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Kefauver supporters say they are considering entering the senator's name in the April 24 primary. The Oklahoma Republican convention Feb. 6 will complete selection of 22 delegates to the GOP National Convention. There will be 10 delegates at large and 12 district delegates. Four years ago, Oklahoma Republicans split their national convention votes among President Eisenhower, Sen. Robert A. Tal't of Ohio and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. 18 Have Primaries Eighteen states, Alaska and the District 01 Columbia will hold two- party presidential primaries this year, Three of the states, Indiana, Maryland and Montana, actually pick delegates in conventions, as does Alaska. A 19th state. Alabama, holds a presidential primary only among Democrats. The rest of the states choose their delegates in state and district conventions. A i'ew select by party committees. Dr, Frank Smith Preaches Sunday Smith, who has annual sermon In Dr. Prank preached an Blytheville for the past 40 years, again will fill the pulpit of the city's First ..Presbyterian Church Sunday. Dr. Smith, who was 81 on Christmas day, is pastor emeritus of First Congregational Church of Omaha, Nebr. He is the father of Mrs. R. F. Klrshner of Blytneville. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair and a little warmer this afternoon .and tonight. Friday partly cloudy and mild. High this afternoon, low to high 60s; low tonight, low to high 30s. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon and tonight; warmer east and north this afternoon; Frl- day^'partly cloudy and turning considerably . colder; low tonight 30s northeast, to the lower 40s southwest; high Friday near 40 extreme northwest to 65-60 southeast, MMlmuih- ywterday—00. Minimum thu morning—35. , Sunrlttt.tomorrow—7:08. Sunwt t«l«y—S«3. M««M teropertturo—47,5. Precipitation 34 hourn 7 n.m. to 7 i).m.)—nnnt. PTMlpttltlon Jin. 1 to d«le-noiu. Tkll Dlt« toil Y»r Maximum yesterday—6ft. Minimum th' 1 - morning—46. JM, 1 to au»-.01. Balanced Budget Forecast by Ike Benson, GOP Solons Meet to Dress Up Ike's Farm Program. By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — The new suit in which the administration hopes to dress up its farm program was modeled for additional tailoring today before Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Secretary of agriculture Benson arranged, to meet with the senators, as he did with House mem bers yesterday, to discuss with them the proposals he will suggest that President Eisenhower recommend to Congress in a special message Monday. ' He also arranged to meet later with Senators Ellender (D-La) and Aiken (R-Vt), the Democratic chairman and senior Republican on the committee, before flying late today to Key West, Fla., to make his recommendations to the President tomorrow. Ellender, saying Benson had invited him to discuss the program in advance, said, "I'm trying to keep this (farm legislation) out of politics." Cooley Attacks It But Chairman Cooley (D-NC) of the House Agriculture Committee, scoured at Benson's private discussion with House committee Republicans yesterday, accused the secretary of wrapping the proposed Nation's Outlook In Annual Report By ED CEEAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today, the budget- will be in balance this fiscal year and next. He declared, however, a tax cut would be justifiable only if it \yould not put the government into the red again. Eisenhower told Congress the farm program "in a shroud of partisan politics." He added in a statement that Benson was "more concerned with the politica 1 - angles of this program than with the good of the country." • Rep. Jensen (E-Iowa) called on Congress meantime to bury political differences and get to work at once on farm relief legislation. In a speech prepared for House delivery, Jensen said neither Democrats nor .Republicans "should take all the blame for the plight of the farmers." Jensen recommended action somewhat similar to proposals Benson tentatively outlined to the House Republican committee members yesterday. As reported after the get-together, the main theme of the administration program is expected to center on the "soil bank" idea of taking: land out of production and using up existing crop surpluses. As one proposal, farmers voluntarily cutting acreage planted in surplus crops would be entitled to compensation from .surplus farm stocks now held by the government. Jensen suggested that farmers be permitted to buy surplus corn or wheat at 75 cents a bushel in return for reducing their acreage allotments. For each acre left idle, farmers would be entitled to buy either 50 bushels of corn or 20 'Gunnels uf 'hrat jfi'uin government stocks. With corn selling at about $1.25 a bushel and what about $2.10, Jensen's proposal would save farmers about S25 per acre under market prices purchases. for their grain Open Methodists School Here Sunday Blytheville Area Methodist Training School will offer four courses for five days next week beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. In. charge will be Rev. Mitchell Sanford, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church. Classes will be held at the First Methodist Church.. Subjects are: ."Ways of Teaching," taught by Mrs. Elmus C. Brown and open to all persons who teach in the church school, prospective teachers and parents of children and youth. "Recreational Leadership," Rev. Raymond A. Dorman, instructor. Course Is open to young people and all adults who have responsibility for recreational leadership. "The Teachings of Jesus," Rev. Floyd Brower, teacher. Course is a general Bible instruction for any Interested person. "Christian Education In the Local Church," taught by Dr. Ira A. Brumley. This is the basic course in Christian education and is offered to all church school workers. , Text materials are being sent to Firs Methodist Church and may be purchased in advance of the school. Except for Sunday's meeting, the school will be held from. 7-to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Root Fin Reported City firemen at 10;JO a.m. extlng- ul«hed a small roof lire »t Abraham's Courts on South Highway 61. Fire wn« started by defective wlr- ln« Iwdliic to (be porch root. Ike Asks Congress For Long-Range Foreign Aid Plan By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President .Eisenhower asked Congress today to vote unprecedented long-term foreign aid weapons to reinforce the fight against Communist offensives aimed at spreading Red power in the Middle East and Asia. Eisenhower told the lawmakers that his meeting with Premier Bulganin of Russia and other big- power leaders last July had produced agreement that atomic war would be an "intolerable disaster." But the follow-up foreign ministers meeting in October showed, he said, that "Soviet leaders are not yet willing to create the indispensable conditions for a secure and lasting peace." "Soviet and Chinese tommunism still poses a serious threat to the free "world," Eisenhower said ir the State of the Union message • He thereupon outlined a plan for 1956—one of the most spectacular recommendations in the field of foreign aid to come from the White Cotton Meet Is Scheduled For Memphis MEMPHIS (fP) — Farmers from Arkansas and f<mr other cotton states will meet here tomorrow to discuss cotton problems. Harold Ohlendorf of Osceola, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, said the .group will consider a seven-point American Farm Bureau Federation plan designed to ease cotton problems. The seven points, he said, include making the cotton price support level reflect average cotton grades, reviewing the method of calculating parity, increasing cotton research, requiring mandatory labeling ot textile fiber products, studying textile import problems, reducing production and the surplus, and acting to expand cotton exports. About 500 cotton growers from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana are expected to attend the meeting. Speakers will include Charles B Shuman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and John C. Lynn, the organization's legislative director. House in several years. This was the request for authority to make commitments for foreign aid extending into future years. Special Target Eisenhower said conditions oi "poverty and unrest in less developed areas" — meaning Asia anc the Middle Eastr— "make their people a special target of international communism." "In order that our friends may better achieve the greater strength that is our common goal," he added, "they need assurance o continuity .in economic assistance for development projects. ,> grams which we approve anc which require a period of years for planning and completion. "Accordingly, I ask Congress to •grant limited authority to make longer-term commitments for assistance to such projects, to be fulfilled from appropriations to be made in future fiscal years." Limited to A Year In 10 years of foreign aid, the istrations have been limited each year's appropriations pledging American aid in the building of .specific projects in foreign countries. Yet manyprojects.such big clams, require years build. Officials argue that, the year-to-year commitment of American help has been a handicap. Eisenhower did not spell out his new recommendation. The request is due for a critical inspection on Capitol Hill, where many members have been urging See IKE on Page 5 In Municipal Court One drunk driving case was heard in Municipal Court today. Jerry Sheiton pleaded guilty to drunk driving. He was fined $150, costs .and sentenced to 24 hours in Jail. nation's outlook Is "bright witb "promise" even though Soviet leaders have shown they "are not yet willing to create the indispensable conditions for a secure and lasting peace." In his annual State of the TTnion message, Eisenhower declared Russia has shifted from "violence and the threat ot violence to reliance on division, enticement and duplicity." To meet the Russian threat, he called, among other things, for a stepped - up foreign aid program and asked Congress "to grant limited authority to make longer term commitments for assistance to such projects, to be fulfilled from appropriations to be made in fu* ture fiscal years." $25 Billion for Highways Eisenhower's legislative program also called for: 1. A 25-billion-dbllar program of federal aid to highways such as Congress failed to approve at the last session. Eisenhower suggested merely "an adequate plan of financing," rather than insisting on the long-term borrowing program which caused the highway plan to bog down last year. 2. Farm legislation, .including ft soil bank program as part of "a many-sided assault on the stubborn problems of surpluses, prices, costs and markets." The program will be detailed in a special mes-- sage next week. "" 3. A rive-year program of federal . aid to school building. This, too, will be outlined in greater detail in a later message. 4. A two-year slum clearance program calling for 35,000 public housing units in each of the two years, 5. Creation, of a bipartisan commission to investigate charges that in some localities Negroes are being denied the right bo vote. The President said "we are proud of the progress our peopl^ have made in the field of civil rights. . . We must expand this effort on every front. We must strive to have every person judged and measured by what he is, rather than by his color, race or religion." Hawaii Statehood 6. Statehood for Hawaii — something the President has repeatedly asked and Congress has refused to approve. Eisenhower said he hoped "progress toward statehood" for Alaska also cmild be made at this session. 7. Revision of the immigration Jaw so the number of persons admitted to this country each year could be based on the 1950 census rather than that of 1920. Eisenhower also asked amendment of the 1953 Refugee Relief Act so more immigrants can come from Greece and Italy and from the ranks of Iron Curtain escapees. In his message, delivered to Congress while the President continued recuperation in Key West, See BALANCED on Page 5 New Aerotrain Makes Debut NEW YORK (AP) — The revolutionary, new, lightweight "Aerotrain" built by General Motors Corp. makes its formal debut today on two railroads. A thousand miles apart, two separate units of the train, heralded by GM President Har- iow H. Curtice as a "new concept" in railroading, appear on demonstration runs. The New York Central Railroad will show one unit on the 283.5- mile trip from Chicago to Detroit. In the afternoon, the Pennsylvania Railroad puts the other unit through its paces on a run of 216.8 miles from Washington, D.C., to Newark, N.J. The latter train will stop 10 miles short of New York because a 1 city ordinance prevents diesel engines from using the river tunnels. The GM train—a sleek, 10-coach job of aluminum and steel pulled by a jut-nosed diesel especially styled for it—is the latest entry In the field of lightweight trains. Three other manufacturers are making their own versions of what they think the passenger train of the future should be. Out to Lick Deficit AH of these trams are aimed fit one goal—licking the chronic railroad passenger deficit which was 669 million dollars in 1954, the latest year for which the figure is available. All of the lightweight trains have certain ,things In common: they are cheaper to build, cheaper to operate and faster than conventional trains. Although economical, they are oye-oatchlog, designed to lure back passengers from autos, buses and planes. GM "Aerotrain" was labeled thus because of the "air ride" suspension similar to that used on GM buses. The springing Is supplied by air bellows. The train is 50 per cent lighter than conventional trains, 60 per Colombia Revolt Fatal to 32 BOGOTA, Colombia Wl—An outburst of violence in the west central Colombian state of Tolima was reported "practically under control" today. Government sources said 32 members of the Conservative party, which supports President Gustavo Rojas Ptnllla, died in the fighting. The government Informants said 600 "guerrillas" touched off the violence with the main attack coming at San Pedro. Guerrilla Is the term used by the government on most occasions to describe the opposition Liberal party. Antlgovernment casualties were not announced. cent less costly to build and 80 per cent cheaper to maintain. GM said it could carry its 400 passengers between New York and Chicago in 10 hours on $125 worth of diesel fuel and could cruise at 100 miles per hour. Low Slung Like other lightweight trains, K is low-slung. Its center of gravity is only 45 inches above the rails. Baggage is stowed underneath the floor as in GM buses. So the floor is almost as high as on a regular train, permitting better viewing. The GM train Is frankly experimental and the company acknowledges that the development work is not yet completed. The trains will be put In revenue service soon, however. The. Pennsylvania will New York and Pittsburgh starting Feb. 6. The Central plans to put Its unit Into service this spring between Chicago and Detroit. Meanwhile, other lightwelgh! trains are being produced by Pull* man-Standard Car Manufacturing Co., ACF Industries, Inc., and Tho Budd Co. The Rock Island Railroad «nd tlie New York, New Haven <i Hartford have lightweight trains on order, us well as the Central »nd

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