The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 9, 1956
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NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWflPAFBR OT NORTHBA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 242 filytheville Courier Blythevill* Daily News MUeWlppi Valley Leader Blythevule Herald BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS DELINQUENT TICKETS — Police Chief Charley Short (right) and Desk Sgt. Sam Smith examine a bundle, of stubs of delinquent parking meter tickets. This week, Short;stated, persons who doa't pay their 60 cents for parking violations within three days will have to pay $1 If they still refuse to pay, they'll be hauled in to court, Short stated. Department has abandoned plans for calling delinquent ticket-holders on telehpone. (Courier News Photo) Calm Greets New Jordan Government AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A n-sw government took office today as Jordan settled down to oalm after a weekend of rioting and demonstrations against the pro-Western Baghdad Pact. The premier and deputy premier in the outconung government ^switched offices Samir £1 Rifai, the former deputy premier, is the new premier. Ibrahim Hashem, who,iesigned as premier Saturday, is the new deputy premier. {^Syrian press dispatches: re-* ceived In Damascus, the capital Mid 11 rioters were shot dead and M wounded to the recent disorders In Jordan but did not say over what period Disorders also occurred last month., -.,, ,<Huge student demspitritions in Damascus sod other Syrian cities Monday supported the rioting iele- Baghdad Pact No violence -was ported, but 5,000 students who walked out of their classes in Damascus, paraded with placards hailing "The liberation fighteis li Jordan" and shouted anti-Baghdac Pact slogans Embassies of the •-v%est*rn Powers'and gf'Iraci.and Jordan in Damascus were heavily guarded.). Jordan's Arab Legion main teined a tight grip in Amman and the Jordan. section of Jerusalem. Officials said one person was killed and three were injured in Jerusalem yesterday. One report said an American technical'- aid installation oh the Amman-Jericho'road was set afire The jlnite4.States made a vigorous protest 'to Jordan's charge d'affaires in Washington concerning Saturday's riots. Secretary of State Dulles summoned the official Taysir A. Toucan, to his home in an unusual Sunday meeting. The • S t a t e Department said Dulles, "expressed his deep concern"" at', the "mob violence'' which, burned an American foreigr aid headquarters' in Amman arid ripped down an American flag during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem. He urged measures by Jordan to protect American lives and 'property. The government-controlled radio described! the disturbances, yesterday as "small-scale Incidents" aiic blamed them .on '.'foreign elements ' and a handful of malcontents." ,'.. Violent demonstrations g gainst reported' attempts to bring Jordan into the Baghdad Pact broke out last' month. The anti-Communist pact links Britain, Iran, Iraq. Turkey and Paklstan.'The .government of Premier ,H<>zzn el 'Maja.Ii; 'who favored the pact, was forced; to resign Dec. 20 after four days- in office because of riots. The disorders -ere renewed Saturday when Premier Ibrahim Hashem's caretaker. Cabinet re; signed. Hashem's government .has promised to hold elections in four months as a plebiscite on Jordan's participation in the alliance. The government resigned after the Supreme Court ruled King Hussein's dissolution .of the previous Parliament, was unconstitutional. Heavy Seas * Delay Rescue Of Struck Ships NORFOLK, V«. * - High winds Mid- heavy sets, appeared today to havt wished awiy any hope of Immediate rescue for a destroyer-escort and ' a salvage tug, hard •ground on mud flats off Ft, Story. Both the USS Batllone and'the salvage tug Semck, ft* latter list: lag about II degrees'to starboard, wen taking t heavy pounding from wind *nd M*. tut KMT officials s»M neither •vessel WM to "tertoun danger." Tin BuUooe weal aground early «mr»d»y morning. The Septettel- towed g«tt fttfcrt** emu* wtuJe •ttempttaf to (res the dettronr. Crew* otboih vessels totaling HO, Hoxie Injunction Made Permanent JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Federal Judge Albert L. ing three pro-segregation organizations not to interfere with racially integrated schools at Hoxie. * Judge Reeves said that the de- Gobler Man Is Killed By Tractor By H. L. YEAGER GOBLER-rFuneral services, were held Saturday afternoon for Edward Ellis Kearby of near Gobler who was killed inStantly; Thursday '.afternoon when the 'tractor he "was driving turned over, on him, pinning him across his chest and neck. : Kearbywas 4i.and had resided near Gobler for the past three years. ,He is survived by his wife; five sons, Alfred, of St. .Louis, Lois Eddie, Jerry Mac, Larry and Sharon Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Huffman of St. Louis; his father, S. W. Kirby of Poplar Bluff, and one brother who resides in California. Servicesvwer held at Quilin, Mo., his former ••. home. Burial was 'in Quilin Cemetery with the German Funeral Home of Steele in charge. TVo City Legionnaires On National Committees Marshal Blackard and Elton Foster, members of Blytheville American Legion Post, have been named to national Legion Committees. Blackard has been appointed to the national .Membership and Post Activities Committee. •Foster is a member of the national Counter-Subversive Cornmit- Their appointments were announced last week by National Commander J. Addington Wagner; STOP! LOOK! LAUGH! fendants — leaders of pro-segrega tion groups in Arkansas — "having acted in concert for the common purpose of compelling a rescission of the integration/order . . . were conspirators, and the-acts of each conspirator were binding upon all the others." One pro-segregation leader was not Included in the ruh'ng. He was former state Sen. James Johnson, a leader of the White Citizens Council of Arkansas. Johnson Excluded Johnson's name was not included to the interlocutory .injunction granted by 'Judge Trimble, Judge Reeves, said, and "ho additional facts before the rider justify action adverse to tha't of Judge Trimble. Accordingly, Sen. Johnson'will not be enjoined." .'-- ; . ., -The temporary Injunction • — all of which was made* permanent by Judge Reeves — prohibited \the pro-segregation leaders specifically, from' boycotting or picketing the schools, trespassing on school property, or threatening school administrators and school board members with bodily harm. Judge Reeves, a noted, Kansas City jurist called out of retirement to hear the case, said his court had jurisdiction "because of the fact that a federal question is involved and because civil rights were violated." ' Own Will Also, he said, "the defendants were attempting to substitute their own will in lieu of the law and thus and hereby depriving the Plaintiffs of a represenative government in the performance . of their duties and as citizens ..." It also, "might be mentioned," be said, that the "duties of the board of directors were so interwoven and. interlocked "with the rights and privileges of, the colored pupils of the district as to .bring the'case, within the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment'as Interpreted by tha Supremei Court.•'• . '.: The Hoxie School Board, he said, "would have been subject to criminal and civil liability under the federal law of they had failed to proceed with desegregatiop." . Ike Outlines Nine-Point Farm Plan to Congress Ike Back in W/ute_, House; UndeddeaT^ About Second Term WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower, avowedly feeling pretty chipper was still indefinite on his future plans, got back to work at the White House today after a four month layoff induced by his heart attack last September; There were no special callers to- *- —-•• day but Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said the President was involved in "a lot'of staff Work." Arthur Burns,, the President's economic chief, stopped in at'9'39 a.m., in the- midst of Washington's nicest morning of the .winter, to discuss the forthcoming economic report to be made by the President. Eisenhower told a news confer nee in Florida before leaving yj» terday that he was ready to : is- ;ume "the full duties of the presidency " In discussing whether he may run for a second term, Eisenhower &aid My mind at this moment is not fixed If it were, I would say so right here this second But my mind .is not fixed^to such an extent that it can't be changed." That remark that his mind still can be changed seemed to indicate pretty clearly that Eisenhower .has •eached a tentative decision whqth- er to run in the light of his Sept. 24 heart attack. He was careful not to say- so specifically, but most Washington reporters at the conference in Key West got the impression he had decided tentatively agains running An informal poll showed them feeling 11-3 that he will not But the other side of the-picture -the thing that gives Republican backers of -Eisenhower something to~cheer aboufc-^~ wa*feis implioa- tion that he js giving Consideration to bidding for another term That at least put to lest any Idea that he had decided irrevocably against seeking re-election First Since Attack It was Eisenhower's first news conference since last Aug. -4—about seven weeks before his-heart attack in rJenveri The news conference was 'fiimer'. and recorded for television and radio use;.. The President came to Key West Dec. 28 on the advice of ;his doctors, who sr> he ought to get more sun and ou!door exercise before tackling the full.-burden of his office 'again—a burden which Eisen- ic-wer said yesterday is .the most wearing he ever has experienced. Slightly tanned and wearing a :ray suit. Eisenhower stood behind a table in the bachelor off!• cers' quarters at the naval base and gave this report on his condlion: ; . ."First of all, the doctor tells me what he calls my vital capacity is very': much improved. I don't know the meaning of the term, so there's no use asking me about it. "But I feel very much better— .u-origer—and much more able to Chinese Mental Patient Heaves For Red China / SAN FRANCISCO W)—A Chinese gradutae student who denied Communist Chinese charges that he was held in the United States against his will is on his way home today. .Liu Yung-ming, 36, sailed aboard the liner- President Wilson yesterday for Hong Kong. He has a wife and 7-year-old daughter in Bed China. ". -Liu was released last week from a mental hospital at Farmington, Mo,, where.he was sent in 1949. He had a mental breakdown shortly after obtaining a master's degree from the University of Missouri. He is well enough now to travel alone, the hospital said. Liu denied the Communist allegation, saying he "stayed to be treated for my disease" and thanks to the treatmnet, "I am well now." 3 of 5 Heart Specialists Say Ike Able to Run Magazine Conducts Survey of Nation's Leading Expert! WASHINGTON W)—Among 246 heart specialists giving definite answers in a poll on President-Eisenhower's health, three out of five say he is physically fit to seek a second term. The others say he is not. .R e s u 11 s of. the poll were published . today under copyright by U.S. News and World Report, a hews:magazine: The poll was' conducted for the magazine by ' the research organization of .Benson — Benson, Inc., Princeton; N. J. The American Medical: Assn had questioned the propriety of the poll and urged doctors not to an swer. Questionnaires,were sent to the 444 doctors certified by the Amer lean--Board':of-*- t niternal"KreUtcln< as heart.. specialists. Of this num ber, 275 or about 02 per cent re plied. Twenty-nine of these did not give direct answers. ^ The two questions asked and the replies, as given, by the magazine: "Based on what you. have reac about the nature of the President's a normal next few illness,' and; assuming convalescence in the months; do- you think Mr. Eisenhower can be regarded as physically able to serve, a second term? Yes: 141, or.60.3 per cent; No: 93, or 39.7 per cent. "Do you think a man who has suffered a heart attack can he regarded as physically able to serve a term as president?'! Yes: 152, or 64.4 per cent; No: 84, or 35.6 per cent. No -names of -physicians were used by the magazine, nor did the research organization ask.that re- Plies be .signed.. ' ! The 'Journal of the, AMA, in an editorial 'published . last Friday, said the questionnaires "should be tossed into-the ' wastebasket." It said among other things "that "the questions are Very -definitely slanted politically," and that "consultation without examination is absurd." Presumably-most if not all of the replies received were in the mail before the AMA Journal appeared. l«n_ Municipal Court A bench warrant, was issued in Municipal Court today for the arrest of James Green, charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Green was cited by city police tor ramming a telephone pole with ais car, then driving away. After his arrest, .Green was released on his promise to appear in court today. When he failed, Judge Graham Sudbury. Issued the. warrant. In a state case. Orville Saylor forfeited $19.75 bond on a speeding charge. . Virginia Azotes ori School Issue . RCHMOND, Va. ffi —.Virginians voted today on a proposal which •would clear the way for granting public funds to sehd children to private schools. . . The proposal Is designed as an avenue of escape- from the Supreme Court decision . outlawing segregation In public schools. • The. voters marked their ballot* 'for" er "against" a convention which would amend the state's constitution to make such tuition Amendment, of 'the constitution was one of the key reeooHttendatlons of 04? . 'Thomas B. Stanley's Commission on Public Education, which for flmont a ytsr studied ways the state mltht awtd aUorosd integra- tion. Under the commission's suggested program, tuition grants would Be made available to children who live in area* where public schools may be abandoned, or whose parents decline to send them to integrated schools. The other principal recommanda-' tion of the commission, composed of n state legislators, will come before the State Legislature when it convenes on Wednesday. It call* for an "assl which'-lacal „., would W'.empowered to assign pu- pile to tehools on various ground* other than race. ": Mg.Vote Iipette* Iitlnint«s o'T's vote ranged up***J Smoi'MO.**) to more Una 500,000. Thre are approximately MO.OOO registered voters, of which roughly 72,000 are Negroes. Both those favoring the amendment and those against said a "for" majority was probable. ,' Ranged In favor of the plan were a formidable majority of slate legislators, both Democratic and Republican, Including U.S. Sen. Byrd J^VtvGkm Stanley and three for- m«r governors— John S. Battle; Col- •tf Darden Jr. and Rep. Tuck ' ' '" . Those against the amendmnt in- eluded some legislators, labor (roups in* women's organisations— end' a brand new factor In Virginia potn- tjjei; many ministerial and church Soil Bank Program, Easing By OVID A. MARTIN Associated Press Farm Reporter . • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower asked Congress today to vote a soil bank plan to help use up the present towering surplus of farm products as part of a nine-point program to ease the plight of farmers. In a special message to Congress, Eisenhower called for urgent attentiott-to the "paradox facing our farm families." He said: : "Although agriculture is our basic industry, they find their prices and income depressed amid 'the nation's greatest prosperity. For five years, their economy has declined. Unless corrected these economic reversals are a direct threat to the well being to all of our people." Eisenhower's outline suggested additions to existing controversial programs which agricultural officials said would put more than an extra billion dollars into farmers' pockets from government resources. ; Farm income declined slightly more than a, billion dollars last year. . , / The recommendations would be aimed, Eisenhower said, at using present price-depressing crop surpluses; to reduce output. Farmers who he 1 p e d cut back 'production would be offered government surpluses as . compensation. Emphasis on'Soil Bank The program lays much of its immediate emphasis on the soil bank or "acreage reserve" plan under which farmers would be encouraged — but not compelled. — to reduce plantings until surpluses are trimmed and markets grow enough to buy agriculture's productive capacity. Encouragement for Idling crop land would be offered in the form 01 cash payments as well as surplus stocks of such crops as cat- ton, wheat and possibly corn, rice and peanuts. If the program were authorized by Congress and Congress took full advantage, the payments and the value of the surplus crops that would total about one billion dollars. This is at least three-quarters of a million more than they got in direct payments from the government in 1955. Nine Points In addition to the soil bank plan, Eisenhower proposed: 1. New steps to move stocks from vhe present seven-billion-doHar surplus holdings into foreign and domestic '.use. 2. Easing of. production controls on some major crops. 3. That Congress consider placing a dollar limit on the amount of price support aid that could be given to a single «farm. •;. A speed-up of the rural development program for low-income farmers first suggested by the administration last year. 5. Greater aid to stabilize farming in the drought-plagued' Great Plains. A 25 per cent increase in federal appropriations for . research aimed at finding- new uses, new markets and new crops for agriculture. ' ., • -, -:7. Assurance that the federal government will always supply adequate credit to meet farmers' needs. -• : ., . : ' 8. That the federal government make refunds to farmers of gasoline taxes, collected on motor fuel. used for nonhighway purposes. It was estimated this would .save farmers $60,000,000 a year. In his 8,000-word message to thi lawmakers Eisenhower summed up the farm problem In these words: "In short, we have an over-supply of commodities which drives down prices as 'mounting costs force up from below. Thus Is generated price-cost squeeze from which bur farm people, with the help of government, must be relieved." , As he has before Eisenhower blamed continuation of "wartime production Incentives" too far into the postwar period as the major factor hi the problem of surpluses and declining prices. He said: "Not A Market" "The attack on the surplus 'must go forward In full recognition of the fact that farm products art .not actually marketed when delivered to and 'held by the government. A government warehouse See IKE OUTLINES on Pate 3 British and US Specialists To Air Mid-East Situation " By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEB WASHINGTON (AP) — Top British and American specialists on the Middle East will meet here this week to seek a formula for saving that rich and strategic region from the twin threats of war and Communist subversion. The two-power talks, expected to begin Wednesday, will be aimed directly at producing plans for consideration and approval, by Prime Minister Eden and President Eisenhower,. Eden is coming to Washington for a .round of conferences beginning Jan. 30. So far no bold new and dramatic ideas for action in the Middle East seem to have been shaped up by either side. Both want peace between Israel and the Arab states. For eight years, they have tried, various devices unsuccessfully to achieve it. The British reportedly would like to see the united States take a touher line with Israel; United State's officials with Britain or someone could get the Arabs into active negotiations. Regional Approach Both sides seem to want a "regional approach" to the development of Middle East economic programs for bulwarking the region against Soviet economic enticement and other pressures. U.S. officials seem to re deeply skeptical about attaining ,his, however. Western economic help and the achievement of peace between the Arab states and Israel, TI.S. and 3ritish officials feel, would. go a ong way toward saving the Middle East from communism. But they believe this must be accomplished n the next six or eight '-months or conditions will make the situation more difficult. USDA Sees No Uptrend In Hog, Cattle Prices WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department, in' a forecast going beyond the November elections, said today it foresees no sustained uptrend in low prices of meat animals in the years immediately ahead. Sharp reducations in producer prices of cattle ami hogs have become a political issue, with many Democrats saying administration farm programs have been ineffective. In a report on the livestock situation, the department said it ap- B57 Bombers Arrive in Japan TOKYO IB — Five B57 jet bombers landed at Johnson Air Base near Tokyo today to reinforce the U. S. Far East Air Forces. They were the first jet bombers arrive in FEAF's major modern- zation from B26 propeller-driven planes to the swifter and deadlier lets. The twin-jet B57s are the vanguard of 45 similar planes assigned a replace the B26s, which were the workhorses of the Korean War. The new planes reoprtedly are capable of delivering the atom bomb. The B57s made a leisurely hop across the Pacific from their U. S. >ases. County's Sales Show Increase Sales in 1954 of 534 Mississippi bounty retail stores totaled $51,134,000, the Bureau of Census announced ;oday. ' In 1948, the bureau said 837 stores had $50,745,000 in retail sales, numbered 375. Thesev outlets em- Stores having payrolls in 1954 numebered 375. Theese outlets employed 2,279 persons and reported total salaries at $4,878,000. Types, number of stores and volume sales, according to the bureau, were: Food, 186 stores, $13,916,000 in sales; eating and drinking, 59, $1,352,000; general merchandise, 44, $3,204,000; apparel and accessories, 45, $2,993,000; furniture, appliances, 23, $2,224,00; Automotive, 36, $11,894,000; gasoline service stations, 32, $2,073,000; lumber, hardware, farm equipment, 45, $7,965,000; drug, 22, $1,319,000; other retail stores, 89, $3,566,000; and nonstore retailers, 16, $(528,000. Wonts US Destroyers . BONN, Germany (*l — West Germany has asked the United States for a loan of 12 destroyers to speed the buildup of its new navy, Defense Ministry officials said today. The Germans want to use the vessels {or six years. Mew City Council Meets Tomorrow Blythevllle's new City Council will hold its first regular meetin Tuesday at 8 p.m., Mayor Toler Buchanan said today, Kemper Bruton, councilman of Ward 2, said he Intends to uv troduce « resolution which will provide a formnl agenda for future council meetings- He said this will enable cotui- cllmen and the public to apprise themselves of Items of business prior to meetings. Buchanan said he approves of the plan. H the Council agrees, he said, the agenda will be made puMk prior lo OouacU meetings. pears now that production of meat animals for the next few years is likely to continue at high volume and the supply of meat to consumers to remain abundant. Expansion in the production of hog and cattle has been blamed by administration farm officials for this year's price setbacks, which have contributed heavily to a decline in farm income in the politically important Midwest, !/"»« Average The report said It is possible that hog prices will not decline as sharpiy next fall as they did during the past fall, but that they are expected to average somewhat' lower than this year. "Prices in the second hall of 1956 may be expected to equal or exceed those of the same period of 1955," the department said. "It seems almost certain that they will not drop as low as late November- December 1955 prices." The report said total meat output wil likely exceed that of list year during the first half of 19S6, but may, be smaller than a year earlier in the second half. It sadi meat production in 1955 averaged 161 pounds for each person In the population, the most 5 of any year of record since 1908. '. Weather NOBTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair with little change In temperatures this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. High this afternoon, mid 40s; low tonight, near X. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon tonight and Tuesday; not much temperature change; low tonight 10-15 east and extreme north to 30-36 elsewhere; high Tuesday DM «st to around 40 west. Mixlmum OAttlrdftj—4S. Minimum Sundtj—is. ' to I Ifcum Ibis moraine—1». tvjirlM tomorrow—r»7. jsunHt toatyr-sftlf' Mcvn tftinpMSturt--M. Pnclptttuott' M Mm (1 a.m. p.m.)—nont. . rndeitttloev Jsn. 1 to tt»» aom. fftk Oat* UM T*u Miilmum ' " . Mlnlihum thti mornlns—9S. Fr«d»touaa Ja». i to «eS»-Jl

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