The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 7, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TW DOHWAMT MTIWAWK OTllOIWHMIrr£AMUlWAg AMD BOOTMEAgr MHMOUM VOL. LI-NO. 841 Blytheville Courier BlytheviUe Daily Newi MlMlwippl Valley Leader Blytheville Herild BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. JANUARY 7, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Election Suit Motion Up OnFeb,4 Judge Light Sets Date For Hearing Charge A motion to dismiss E. R. Jackson's election contest against Mayor Toler JJu-_ chanan will be heard in Circuit Court here Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. The date was set yesterday at pre-trial session by Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould. Attorneys lor Buchanan filed the dismissal motion alleging that Jackson had paid or caused to be paid poll tax receipts not- for his immediate family. It charged that the receipts were used during the Nov. 8 mayoralty election and that such method^ of purchasing and subsequent use • made Jackson ineligible to hold office. Foster to be Quizzed ^ Proof of the allegation ui the motion must be presented at the Feb. 4 hearing. Jackson's police chief,; John Foster, Buchanan's attorneys said, will be questioned on the existence of a list of persons who:allegedly received poll tax receipt* not obtained in the legal manner. Buchanan, .after a recount, was declared duly elected mayor by 14 votes last November. Jackson filed the election contest charging multiple voting irregularities and Buchanan replied with similar charges. Attorneys for both sides went as high as the State Supreme Court .in preliminary skirmishes designed by Jackson to keep Buchanan from taking office Jan. 1, The high court, however, P«ved ttie way for Buchanan's swearing in. He now'will serve his term unless unseated by the Circuit Court suit. ' CCCfoTry Cotton Surplus Auction Again NEW ORLEANS (ff)—The Commodity Credit Corporation will" re- offer surplus cotton to bidders next Tuesday after disposing of only 18,742 bales during the first bidding. F. P. Biggs, director of the local Commodity Stabilization Service office, said yesterday the small response last Tuesday, for the million bales of surplus cotton brought between 26.50 and 28.03 cents per pound. He said the remaining cotton will be offered at 4:46 p.m. next Tuesday, with more bids to come each Tuesday until the cotton is sold. When a holiday falls on a Tuesday, te bids will be opened the next day. The surplus was offered to help bolster lagging export sales and to reduce government stocks of lower quality cotton. The price, live to eight cents below current domestic figures, carries the stipulation that the cqtton not be used in this country. Cotton people said bidding may have been restrained by a.tendency to feel out the CCC to .get an idea of what, prices are acceptable. Highway PavJng Hits New High LITTLE . ROCK.(«>) — A record high of 535 miles of-Arkansas roads wer°; i paved in 1955 by the state 1 Highv;ay Department, and if highway revenues remain at present levels) every road in the state will be hard s-'rfaced within 10 years. T'.-.r.: t.vo statements ware made by Highway Director Herbert El- dridgs yesterday In releasing a yearend report on his department's ac- tlvito •Eldi-idge said paving work lost year reduced the unpaved mileage In the state highway system to 3,3; ; milts. .The system comprises 10,037 miles. ~* Uw>rt D. Ufe, Jr Hettkr <3X I/V//I RoW. A. Chamie Rev. Leo* t Irvtaf R. Levine Or Denton Coolej Howard Pollock Lt Col r. Everest Thoouu Schlppera 10 Honored by US Jaycees- Here are 1955's 10 outstanding young men- of America, as chosen by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. They will be hon6red at a banquet in Springfield, 111., on Jan. 14. Basis of the awards: Levine, 33, of Pawtucket, E. I., NBC foreign correspondent, for his contribution to world understanding as a radio correspondent on permanent visa in Russia; Dr. Cooley, 35, of Houston, Tex., associate professor of surgery, Baylor University, for original research in cardio-vascu- lar surgery; Pollock, 35, of Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, Alaskan homesteader and legislator; Lt. Col. Everest, 35, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., test pilot, for continued contributions to aeronautic cal progress and national- defense; Schippers, 25, of New York, "Met" conductor, for contributions to the development' of musicians and his interpre- tations in music; Eddy, 34, of Durham, N.H., vice president and provost University of New Hampshire, for contributions to education in his state; Smith, 35, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, president Steel Improvement and Forge Co., for pibneer efforts In field of labor-management relations; .Mettler,..31, of Shatter, Calif., engineering' executive, >,R«no- Woodridge Co., Los Angeles,, for'contributions in. rocket fire control and classified; military electronics; Charpie, 30, of .Oak Ridge, Term., assistant research director Oak Ridge National Labo- .ratory,' for contributions in'nuclear, science and international nuclear planning; Rev. Mr. Sullivan; 33, of Philadelphia, Pa., pastor, Zion Baptist Church, for leadership in organizing Philadelphia Citizen Committee Against Juvenile Delinquencies and Their Causes. Record H - Bomb Blast Planned for .Pacific WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional sources said today that the Atomic Energy Commission plans its most powerful hydrogen bomb blast in a test this year in the Pacific. Thesi sources said the record blast will be part ol a. series of tests now being organized by AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss. Strauss has made no formal announcement on the test even to members of the Joint Congressional Morale Commlte but It wu tearheu that the demonatratlona will I* in the. Einewetok teattng area in 'ttie Pacific. Under present plan* more.than one Inland «lte will be uaed, It wu wld, In order to conduct a. aerlei of tail* at a rapid rat*. ;...... „'..'" ". Th« gmUat man-made nplo- iton ao far prtfumaMy wu the H-bomb detonated by the United Btntffl at Bikini «toil Mnrch1, 19M. That uploaWo ^ wu (Minted un- officially at the equivalent ot energy released by tfie explosion of 15 to 17 million tons of standard TNT. A. Soviet Atest In November 1955, on the basil of published report* from overseas, appears to have been between one to five million tons. There were reports that the United States planned to detonate a bigger bomb, perhapa In the order, o! 30 million tons, Immediately after the March ! 1»M thot ai a continuation of that, experimental •eries. . ,.', -...,- •' However, that'plaA wm'nhelved temporarily, some aources aaid, because of the wlde«prcad radloiictlve full-out from th* March i ex- ptoalon, which produted proMat*. developed countries. In general, Mansfield said "we've'got' to get away from the idea that dollars alone can decide our problems." Immediate Release Of Chinese in US Demande Sen. Mansfield Asks Daily Foreign Policy Assessment By ERTJESt B. VACCARO % WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) called today for a day-to-day assessment of .American foreign policy to enable this country to counter promptly Russian cold war thrusts. :.„'., " ' Mansfield, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, criticized current U. S. foreign policy as too rigid, asserting: ' "We have to be flexible to meet the situations as they arise, and therefore have to operate on what really amounts to a dally assessment schedule." The Montana Democrat said in an interview that in-the light of present Russian strategy "some of the old ideas Inherited from previous Democratic administrations and carried on by this administration may have outlived their usefulness." .--. • Has Lessened In this connection, he said the "containment policy" was "extremely e f f e c t i ve in bygone years." But he said its potency has "lessened considerably" now that the Soviet Union' has begun what he described as -'leapfrog jumping" over the containment line and "penetrating into forward or exposed areas" such, as -the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Mansfield spoke out after Secretary of State Dulles briefed the committee on the world outlook yesterday In .1 2'/ 2 -hour closed-door session. Republican members said Dulles showed little discouragement over Russia's hardening attitude dating from the Geneva Big Four foreign ministers meetin:; last fall. They said Dulles i indicated the Russian tactics did not come as a surprise. "Informative Review" Dulles' report was described by Senate Republican Leader Knowlan dof California as "an InArma- live, comprehensive review." But Sen. Humphrey (b-Minn) said it was "overly optimistic." Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), another member of the committee, said in a separate interview today he thinks the world "isn't quite as tense as it was a year ago." Mansfield said lie would scan the administration's request for additional military foreign aid funds closely.. But he said he would be willing to "double or even triple" funds for technical help to under- TOKYO (AP) — Red China's Peiping radio demanded tonight that the^ United-States "immediately remove all obstacles preventing Chinese students and other Chinese nationals in the U. S. from returning to their homeland." : ; * The broadcast quoted . from a commentary in Peiping's Kwang- ming.. Daily praising yesterday's statement by a Foreign Ministry spokesman who said no time limit can be set for the 'release of 13 Americans still in Chinese Red prisons. . . The spokesman said that Bed Soviet Approves Envoy Named By West Germany BONN, Germany Wl—The Soviet Union has agreed to the appointment of Wilhelm Haas as .first West German -.ambassador to Moscow, the Foreign Off ice. announced today. . A career diplomat, Haas previously was ambassador to Turkey. The Russian agreement was reported to the foreign office by the new Soviet ambasador to Bonn, Valerian Zorin. That was his first official action after presenting his credentials to Federal President Theodor Heuss. Bonn' and Moscow are exchanging ambassadors as the result of an agreement made between Chancellor Konrad Adena.iier and Premier Nikolal'Bulgahin ta Moscow last September. ; Value of Farms Has Quadrupled WASHINGTON Ifl—The average value of farms in the United States has about quadrupled In the past 20 years, the Census Bureau said yesterday. ' The average value of. a farm in 1935'was $4.823, while in 1954 It was 119,106. . Teh" average valuewf farm land and buildings' 1 per acre increased from |31 in 1935 to $84 in 1954. The. 1954 .average, values per farm and per acre, in Kansas were $34,757 and $79;Vin Missouri they "were $13,468 »nd $78. . China ,will deal with the imprisoned Americans when and how it sees fit and "no foreign interference would be allowed." Today's broadcast challenged the U. S. position th: f . any Chinese who wants to return home from the United States may do so. It said letters from relatives of Chinese in the United States show "they are liked prisoners." Free to Go The United States has accused China of violating the Geneva agreement. It also has used such descriptions as "a b s.u r d" and "silly" to. describe previous Chinese Red charges that ,the United States is not permitting Chinese to le'aye. '•'The, state Department has said If 'anyone' knows of a case in njfhich '."a Chinese has been refused: *xit, he should communicate immediately with the State Department. . There now are 13 Americans presumably held in Chinese Communist prisons and the State Department Is compiling a document detailing the treatment it alleges some of these, and other Amert cans, have suffered. Faubus 46 Today LITTLE ROCK m - Gov. Orval Faubus is 46 years old today, but he doesn't plan special celebration to observe his birthday. His office staff gave him a cake yesterday. . Faubue.wa» born'at Combs m Madison,County on Jan. 7, 1910. Chief Warns, Pay Parking Tickets Better get In the habit of pay- tr.g those-tlcketa which are handed out for overpaying. Police Chief Charley Short said today Ms department U going to start paying more attention to delinquent ticket-holders. "Wi wc-Vt fa?"y start cr.-ck- ing down right BOW. in JMt, 1 hope to be able to have the desk sergeant call many people and remind them to piy up," .Short : said. . : However, the chief pointed out, ' the laWMiay* violator!, must pay and if public' cooperation isn't fo'.'t u =oi"'—. •>• strhKMit en- foit:*miat will be plauae4. Ike to Hold Press Meet Tomorrow Books First Conference Since Attack KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — President Eisenhower will hold an informal news conference here tomorrow — his first since his September heart attack But it was uncertain whether he would talk about his political future. Ja'mes C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, told newsmen the convalescing President had volunteered to report to them on the state of his health, on how he has enjoyed his Florida stay and about historic plans for the immediate future Eisenhower returns to Washington tomorrow. In response to questions, Hagerty said in effec' that no questions would be barred — including the big one of whether he will seek re-election. But Hagerty added that he ; "doubted - Eisenhower would answer all types of questions. Back 'iii Washington Eisenhower will meet with newsmen at ibout 9 a.m. He plans to take off for Washington at 11 a.m. Even on the informal basis planned, it will be Eisenhower's first question-and-answer conference with .newsmen since Aug. 4 !E Washington. Shortly after that he *went to Colorado to vacation and was stricken there with a heart attack on Sept. 24. There was no doubt that unless the president specifically bars such questions in advance, he will be asked at tomorrow's conference .the question newsmen have been wanting to put to him for weeks: "Have you decided, Mr. President, whether to• seek a: second term?" Hagerty indicated pretty clearly, however, that talking about his political plans was not the sort of •thing Eisenhower had in mind when he offered to see reporters. ''The president has .offered to chat about the condition of his health and what he is going to do in the immediate future when he returns to 'Washington," Hagerty said in announcing the 'chief ecuU've's-offer •-.:. : ,-:. .• ... Talking About Work In referring to the president's plans for the "immediate future," Hagerty said he was talking about Eisenhower's work as President. Eisenhower has been conditioning himself here for resumption of a full work load. How soon the president would feel up to a question-and-answer session with newsmen, and whether any announced or tacit restrictions would be imposed, has been a topic of. considerable discussion for weeks among newsmen and others keeping a close watch on the chief executive's activities. ', At one point in today's. conference Hagerty said specifically that he does not believe Eisenhower will answer all questions tomorrow. And that comment was to the specific question by a reporter as to whether there would be any "ground rules" barring political matters. . Florid* Stay Helped Meanwhile, Eisenhower's per sohal physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, sent word to .newsmen for the. second day in a row that he be'.ieves the President's Florida stay has done him "a world of good." Eisenhower came here irom See IKE on Page I Chokino Fog Lifts in London LONDON Vfi — A choking fog which shrouded much of Britain for the past three days lifted early today. By' dawn "only a few patches" of fog remained and rail, air and road traffic was mostly back to normal, officials reported. Wholesale Plea PUEBLO, Colo. Wl — When word was passed at Pueblo County Jail that the sheriff wanted to see "the Gallegos who wants to plead guilty" Joe, Sam and Louis Gallegos— no relation—Stepped forward.. All pleaded guilty to separate charges of theft. Probation investigations were ordered for all three. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and colder this afternoon and tonight, fair and continued cold Sunday; High this afternoon, mid'to high 30s- low tonight, 16 to 20. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy northeast- and extreme north, fair elsewhere and i colder this afternoon— generally fair tonight and Sunday; not ao cold north tonight; warmer Sunday; low tonight around 10 northeut to 90 southwest; high Sunday 40' east and 40s west. Uulmum yeiterday—05. Minimum thu morning—21. SunrlM tomorrow—7:07. 3un««t tod«y—5:OV Hun «emp«r»ture—43. Pnclplutlm ,34 Oouri 7 >.m. to 7 p.m.)—nan*. rnripiutlon J». 1 to d«t.-non«. • T>U Dale Lan Year Maxlnuim yesterday—.13. Minimum th 1 .-. morning—,11. flMfllaiMB *•. t M 4aW--N> '. Mundt, Young Support Ike's Soil Bank Plan By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's promise of a "soil bank program" for farmers drew support today from two Midwest Republican senators who have been bucking administration farm programs. , • ' .Sens. Mundt (R-SD) and Young (R-ND) said in separate interviews the new offer of payments to farmers who cut back production of surplus crops "is very appealing." National Committee Says; Soil Bank Plan Originally Was Democrat Idea WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee contends President Eisenhower's "soil bank'" farm proposal is a'Democratic idea twice rejected by the administration the past six months. The farm plan was one of 32*- ; '• —————— items in Eisenhower's State of the Union message which the 'committee's research division challenged yesterday in a memorandum sent to Democratic lawmakers. . Another section of the message it gave particular attention dealt with . taxes. Referring to Eisenhower's statement that he would give a balancrd budget priority over an Income tax cut, the committee said: Not Disturbed "President Eisenhower did not appear to be disturbed about unbalancing the budget in 1954 when, in the face of a prospective deficit of $2,900,000,000 ior fiscal year 1955, 'he approved tax cuts totaling $7,400,000,000. " ........ As for the "soil bank" plan, il said the Agriculture Department twice since last July opposed Dem ocratic-spohsored bills to adopi such a program. ; Costly to Farmers "The administration's delay In adopting these Democratic proposals has been costly to'farmers," it said. The committee also questioned Eisenhower's statements that national income is 'more widely and fairly distributed than ever before" and that "our defenses have been reinforced." :. It contended ."big business getting more than its^ fair share of the national income and that the administration set back the Air Force buildup by two years and cut Army manpower 29 per cent. Fertilizer Use Meeting Planned Farmers from over Mississippi County have been invited to a fer- tuizer use meeting in Blytheville's Court House Tuesday. Announcement of the session was made today by Earl Wildy, County Farm Bureau president. Four Extension Service soils and crop specialists are to be on hand for the meeting which begins at 2 p.m. Jet Hits House, Four Are Killed PASSANZI, Italy Wl — An Italian air force Vampire jet fighter crashed on a house near here today, killing three children and an 18-year-old girl. A 3-year-old girl and her sister, 7, burned to death. Another 3-year- old was burned when a wall collapsed. Also found dead in the ruins was the 18-year-old girl. Three other persons were slightly injured. The pilot parachuted to safety after his engine failed and a wing broke off. SEATO Plans To Be Mapped At Meetings By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON Iff)—Definite recommendations for the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization will be formulated this month in meetings at Melbourne, Australia, and Bangkok, Thailand.— '.From these sessions, U. S. officials said today, will come the aegnda to be discussed by Secretary of State Dulles and the foreign ministers of seven other nations when they meet in Karachi, Pakistan, March . 6-8. It is known that Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand feel somewhat dis'appointed at SEATO's accomplishments so far. They are pressing for more positive action by the United States to support the anti-Communist alliance. The Asian allies feel the coming Council meeting must take concrete steps it SEATO is to avoid being called a debating society. A meeting in Melbourne starting Jan. 16 will draw top military advisers to formulate recommendations for the foreign ministers The United States will be represented by-Adm. Felix Stump, Pacific Fleet commander. Meeting At Bangkok , Three SEATO subcommittees are meeting in Bangkok most of this month on economic and other matters. The Council is made up of the foreign ministers of Britain. France, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and the United States. ' Asian representatives who have heard the SEATO organization repeatedly denounced by Prime Minister Nehru of India are particularly anxious to have the Karachi meeting demonstrate that SEATO is capable of positive action. The Philippines has long urged greater riarticipation by the Asian members and a permanent secretariat for SEATO. Methodist Area School to Open The Methodist. Area training school at First Methodist Church begin tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. O. M. Sanford, pastor of Lake Stret Methodist Church, is in charge of the five days of courses. Eisenhower referred to the proposal in ;his State of the Union message Thursday, and is expected to give more details in a special farm message Monday. Mundt and Young were among a number or" Republican lawmakers from the farm belt who battled the current program of Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson for flexible and lower farm price supports. ..-•'.. Both favored junking the entire flexible price support program last year and restoring the higher level rigid farm supports previously In operation. \ Hearing* Ordered Instead, the Senate Agriculture Committee ordered hearings which were held last fall, and many .senators now appear anxious .0 draft a broad hew farm program based on recommendations of the administration and their own proposals. Young said "I still hope we. can reinstate 90 per cent, of parity sup^ i ports on wheat and other basic crops on 'a quality basis," but he' said he favors the soil bank proposal as it is now outlined. Mundt expressed much, stronger, support of the; proposed program, some details of which he-and others agriculture committee members heard from Benson Thursday. "The soil bank should offer a double-edged attack, on our farm surplus problems," Mundt said. "A farmer could withdraw a good percentage of his wheat, cotton or corn allotment and then get a certificate to draw from surplus government stocks to assure him a fair return." •"••• -— Could Get Par In addition, Mundt said the farmer could get a cash payment if he used his diverted acres, to- plant trees, build a farm pond or .followed other conservation pracr tices. ,---'".' Mundt said the . farmer could draw out his surplus wheat and. sell It if the market-prices rose above the levels at the time of payment. If not, the farmer could get his cash value, he added. Mundt said "this offers a mighty satisfactory system of crop insurance for some farmers who are in areas where annual production is risky." "Exact percentages, amounts of payments and costs were not spelled out" by Benson, Mundt said, but he added that the soil bank was expected to add from . 400 to 800 million dollars to costs of the federal farm programs. In Municipal Court Bill Mathis was tried in absentia in Municipal court today and found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon. He. was fined $60 and uosts with $25 of the fine suspended. His attorney filed an appal bond at $50. Mathis had been ordered to appear in court today after his case had been continued several times. The charge resulted when J. I>. Logan and Mathis engaged in a fight Dec. 24 in a local tavern. Mathis was convicted of carrying a pistol in his pocket and pulling it during the fight. The weapon was not discharged. There were two state cases. Harold Robinson forfeited bond of $19.75 for possessing an improper vehicle license. Owen Harrison forfeited a bond for speeding. Specialist Blames Heredity For Rising Cardiac Deaths LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leading specialist blames heredity more than high-pressure living for the increasing rate of heart deaths. He is Dr. Irvine Page, Cleveland, Ohio, president of the American Heart Assn. "I think that men lived at high pressure ever since they built the pyramids in Egypt," he said. "Something else is responsible for our continued increase in heart deaths. "About 800,000 are dying of heart discass now. and we have predicted that no less than 1,200,000 will succumb to heart disease in 1960. Dr. Page addressed yesterday's opening of a 10-day cavalcade of health, sponsored .by the Los Angeles County Medlcnl Assn. Heredity, he snys. Is probably responslbk for the tact tbai heart disease strikes so many more Caucasian. Americans than it does Nnvajo Indians ''or Japanese. But diet also is a factsr, he added. Fats are being withheld from 1S.OOO persons to see if this helps preveht hardening of the arteries, said Dr. Page. There Is some reason to believe that reducing fats at least 30 per cent would be advisable. : "More exercise before we become 111 mny deter later heart ailments, but you can't escape heredity as n factor," he said. » "People can't get loo muob *4- ucation about heart dleseases. And, at last, 'doctors are beginning to think of heart diseases in terms of causes Instead of just effects. We aren't just .treating symptoms." Dr. Page oppose* * recent suggestion that all doctora summarize their views on whether or not President Eisenhower ahould aeek reelection. "What Mr*. BtaMhower want* the President to do might be more Important than what doctora think, tint! any poll on th* mibject would

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