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BLYTHEVIELE COURIER NEWS I DOMINANT HEWBFAHR OT HORWIAST ARKANSAS AMD KOTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 248 BlytherffltCauritr BlythtvlUt Daily Ntws Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS GOP Senators Disagree On Ike's Running ./-'. By JACK BELL WASHINGTONj(AP) — Two .Republican senators today sharply disputed abatement by Rep. Cole (R-NY) that "it is not for the best interest of the country" that President Eisenhower attempt a second term.' . * Sen. Saltonstall (R-Mass) 9 that "if the President- decides Bill Wy»« Wyatf Is Named New Y President W. H. (Bill) Wyatt has been named president of Blytheville succeeding Gilbert Smythe who held the post for' the past two years. Other officers elected at a meeting of the Y board yesterday included Harvey Morris vice; presi dent Mrs Olenn Ladd, secretary and James Terrj treasurer Wyatt told the gioug that &e Y is still trying to reach 1 ing, $18 700 goal it set for ggttinft "funds on which tolerate d3Lr4ng^956 $8,40(1 on rfattir"'" Religious Emphasis Committee repotted to the boaid tfiat Tf*Sun day will be observed in'Blytheville on Jan. 29. The Y exceeded its World Service goal Of S270.00 for 1955. A total of $280.25 was'raised for this purpose, all but a few dollars being realized through various; work projects by the Gra-Y, 'Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y clubs. World Services is the missionary aspect of the program. Three Are Sent For Induction Blytheville Selective Service Board yesterday sent three men to Little Rock for induction Jnto the armed sen-ices. They were Earl Ganri Jr., and Graham Sudbury Jr., both of Blytheville, and Glen Befneal Northington, of Manila. ' One failed to-report.. He was Edsil Elandin Steele, of Paragould...Pre-induction call for 15 men will be made Jan. 19, Miss Rosie M. Saliba. clerk, said. mn it wllLbe-wlth ttir that he can do the job'that he is undertaking " v * Sen Thye (R-Minn) said in'a sepai ate interview that Eisenhower "with half a heart would be better than some people with a .full heart." In the meantime four other Republican senators, sald^ Eisenhower's recent statements and his decision to resume news 'conferences have convinced them he, intends to run again. But Republican Sen " Young of North Dakota said he still doesn't expect the President to seek a second term. Not Fair , Cole, one o. the original Elsen- hower-for-president supporters in 1952, said he -does not believe it is fair to appeal to .Eisenhower's sense of duty in efforts to get him to run again, "It is very wellto speak of the return to a normal life of those other- persons who have suffered heart attacks, but there Is nothing normal about the presidency, 1 Cole declared. '"There is nothing normal about the presidency and there is nothing normal about the times. "I say that if Dwight Eisenhower again becomes a candidate for president he will be elected arid U he were in full and sound health, I would urge him to run. But I believe that Dwight' Eisenhower should not, and will not again become a candidate for public office." ." "" Undecided Before leaving Key West, Pla., for Washington Sunday, Eisenhow er told a news conference his mind is not yet .so fixed on the second tf;rm question that it .can't be He, did . : nol indicate he is inclined to run changed, whether .again. Sen. Mundt of South.Dakota, for™ njer chairman of tie -Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, skid recent events — including Eisenhower s remarks at Key West — 'have made a second-term believer of him. "I have not thought the President would run again but now I have changed my., mind," Mundt said. "The mere faq) that he had a news conference .in Key ' West and plans more of them here uv dicates to me that he will run again. He is certainly not acting like a man who is not going to be a candidate." Sense of Responsibility Sen. Bender (R-phio) said he read into Eisenhower's remarks about duty and the "inspirations" he found in the presidency » sense of responsibility and reward that Bender said indicate the President isn't going to quit unless his doctors tell him he can't stand the physical strain. , .-• Sen. Duff (R-Pa) one of the original group who helped get Eisenhower into the race in 1952, said he thinks the President wants to run again and he expects him to do so. . Sen. Cotton (R-NH) said he had similar thoughts on the question. Vice President Nixon, who got p.audits from leading Republicans See GOP on Page 2 , Kirkindall . . . Returns to Jbiftvft. Kirkindall Back in Tuff / • /V. Former Gambler Opens Old-Joint, * >> ,' ••• •'•••• But It'll Be Rescue Mission Now Paul Kirkindall soon will be opening up The Puff again. But where he once pushed beer and gambling tickets across the bar, he now will be Ikes New Farm Program Draws Praise; Criticism — By JUI5, HALL : ~ : WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Mid-western Republicans expressed dissatisfaction, with President Eisenhower's farm program today while Democrats generally said they retain po-. litical initiative on the issue. .. i Some parts of Eisenhower's package drew praise 'from legislators in both parties. One such portion was the soil bank plan designed to reduce plantings and cut 'down on the huge, price-depressing surpluses of come commodities. Democrats contended this plan was lifted from th'eir own proposals of recent years. - , • , / ~ -•".* * * » * * Soil Bank Program ' * a^i '.""'. To Cost Less Than $1 Billion Price Tag selling religion to derelicts. .And: .thus, Kirkindall's unusual*story comes full circle, In a manner. - Kirkindall, who once operated The Puff; on Railroad JUst south of Main, as a ,beer :and.;ga'mbling establishment^ now.:'js':-prepartag to .open it as a rescue mission. ' .;•*.. *....* ' .} ^Dntil Dec. 13, 1953, Kirkindall was a hard-drinking, rough-talking entrepreneur, known in gambling circles a guy who had a good.eye for making a fast buck. He made good money. ; .Buf heiadmits.he felt his life had .Mroi e iSoftcom'mgs: he had an unpredictable and uncontrollable temper which tended to make his home life unsettled, at best. It -Was after repeated requests -from His wife, that he attend sen-. ices at Blythevillle's Pentecostal Church of Ood on Dec. 13, 1955. He said the service made him uncomfortable. "That night, I asked my wile what we were going to do ... to. the show or watch television. "She said, 'Why, I thought we'd go back to church.' "I really dldnt' want to, but again I felt I should. We Went. "Rev. M. D. Mnbry (now in Houston) was preaching. I soon got the idea he was directing his sermon at me. The longer I sat there, the more I began to sweat and I thought if I ever caught this preacher out somewhere I'd more than get even with him. * * * "I guess I was the most surprised person of all when I found myself walking toward the front of the church when he asked persons to come forward and give their lives to Christ. "But there I was. And when 1 took that vow, I meant it.. Since then, I've been studying the 'Bible on my own and With • the help 01 various pastors about town and I've been preaching in small churches in See KIRKINDALL on Page t Russia Demands Israel Pay For Damages in Syrian Raid UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) —Russia made another, bid for Arab friendship. Jast night with a demand that the U. N. Security Council seek damages fro mlsrael for losses Syria incurred in the Dec. 11 Galilee riad. But the Soviet resolution, shoved fore the U.N. Unknown Dead To Be Honored TOKYO (£)_•— The uknown 'dead of the U.S. military forces in the Korean War will be honored Jan. 20, before their bodies are taken to Hawnl! for burial'. The ceremony will be at the big U.S. naval base of YOkosuku, near Tokyo. The light cruiser Manchester will carry the first 50 of approximately 850 bodies of unknown dead to Honolulu, where they will be buried in the .Punchbowl . Cemetery. The transfer will be completed by Feb. IS. , Services in Demand MAYSVILLB, ky. W— "Amateur attorney" John White argued his own case and won an acquittal in circuit court on a drunken driving charge yesterday. ,. It was back to police court today/ however, white faced a new charge of driving while drunk." (ff)—The cl Ban on MANILA (ffpnie 5ity of Cagay- an de Oro on Southern Mindanao tut Mk«d the Philippine legUlature to enact a law limiting be«in( on Friday* only, in ahead of one the Western Big Three are preparing on" the same incident, failed to back up Syria's request that Israel be 'thrown" out of the U.N. because of the raid and subjected to economic penalties. It was the first time Russia has 'submitted a resolution on the, years old Palestine situation. But for the past two. years the Soviets have aligned themselves with the Arab cause in Middle East debates'.be- To Come up Thursday Both the Russian and Western resolutions will probably come up when the council turns again to the Galilee incident at a meeting Thursday. , The Western resolution is ex pected. to level a strong rebuke against Israel for the raid on Syrian gun positions clong the sea, which cost the lives of 56 Syrians and six Israelis. It could not be learned if it also would call for compensation for loss of lives and property. • Blytheville Gets AIDCGoal; State Advertising Plan Starts Blytheville has reached Its «,5001 In It, Arkansas has a full page goal In the Arkansas Industrial I advertisement inviting the Indus- Development CommlMlon's cam. paign to place more than. (100,000 trlallats to make use of the AIDC of advertising for Arkansas in the | N «w Yorker magazine carried a top magazines of the nation. i similar advertisement this week And B. A. Lynch, 1 who headed and others are to appear In vnrl- the drive In Blytheville as a mem-fous publications during the month, her of the AIDC's Committee of i Fortune advertising'director 100, reported today that the" AIDC ad campaign already has seen the light of day. ; Lynch received an Advance copy of Fortune magailne, a Time-Lift publication which is aimed ially •« todiutrUUit*: Pete Callawty wrote Lynch that "the whole Aibject of Industrial site development and' selection Is so vast and complex that Fortune it currently preparing an editorial piece on the subject for future publication." • March of Dimes Begins Tomorrow Arrangements for opening^Blytheville's March of Dimes campaign were announced today by city Chairman Joe Ewing. The campaign opens tomorrow when Blytheville merchants will be canvassed. CMC Names.,. New Members To Committees Commitees seeking to establish a municipal air base provide housing for Air Force personnel and stage a welcoming party for Blytheville newcomers were named today by the Chamber of Commerce. President S. E. Tune made the appointments. They were: ^ Housing—E. M. Terry, chairman. Max Logan, Johnny Marr, F- B. Scott and Bancroft Terry. Aviation—Harold Sudbury, chairman, Russell Hays, Bill Hutson, Jimmy Stevenson and Harold Wright. Agriculture — W. H.. Wyatt, chairman, Charles Brogdon, Byron Nail, Jerry Cohen, W. S. Stovall Sr., Paul C. Hughes, Charlie Langston, P. L. Regan and Eugene Still. Keith Bilbrey nad W. C. Webb will serve as advisors. Welcoming — Oliver Richardson, chairman. J. L. Westbrook Jr., W. C. Manser, H. V. Snow, Earl Wilson, Dale Dunlap, Hardy Aston, Harry Bogan, Jack Robinson and Mrs. Earl Koontz. '"Housing" group is working on the problem of Blytheville Air Force Base personnel housing, "aviation" seeks'the municipal airport and "welcoming" plans a newcomer party. Preliminary plans call for ttarbecue or. fish fry, citywide, to enable residents to become acquainted with new residents. Agriculture committee, while not too active in the past, will meet in the near future to formulate an active program. Chamber .Highway Committee Ckairman Rupert Crafton has called a meeting of his group for 10. a.m. tomorrow in the organization's offices. Members will make plans for the commitee's appearance Jan. 25 before the State Highway Commission. At that time widening of the road from Blytheville to BAFB will be discussed. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair with little change in temperature this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. High this afternoon, upper 40s to 50; low tonight, mid JOs. MISSOURI: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon tonight and Wednesday , with scattered light freezing drizzle or snow flurries mostly in north this afternoon and extrem east tonight and Wednesday; colder north and west this afternoon and In northwest tonight; low tonight 15-20 northwest to 2025 southeast; high Wednesday near 30 north to the 30s south. Maximum yesterday—il. Minimum thl». mornlnK— 21. SunrlBe tomorrow—7:07. Sunset. todty—5:08. Uun temp«r»t\ir«—31. PrMlplUtlon 24 houn (7 >.m. U 7 p.m.)™none. Precipitation J»n. 1 to dutt—nont. Thli l»tf List V"r Maximum yesterday—3«. Minimum thin mornirtR—31- Pt«cll>lt.Uon Ju, 1 M d»t*-.«0, Soliciting the merchants will be members of Blytheville Hign School's Key Club. •..-.-. 0h Saturday, American, Legion members will establish road blocks to collect from motorists and the Red Peppers of Blytheville High School will make theater collections Jan. 15-21. Girl Scouts Help .The Girl Scouts will lend a hand on Jan. 21 when they sell blue crutches on the streets and the Mothers March on Polio has been scheduled for Jan. 31. Last year, Ewing pointed out. north Mississippi County gave $5,60(1 to the March of Dimes. During 1955, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, recipient- of the March of Dimes money, spent more than $28,500 in the county for treatment, supplies, medicine and miscellaneous items .for polio victims. History of Mississippi County, Ewing stated, shows that it always has been one v of the heaviest users ol March of Dimes funds. Caruthersville Murder Trial Scheduled CARUTHERSVILLE' — The trial of Raymond Bounds, charged with first degree murder, is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Pemiscot County Circuit Court here. .Bounds, a 32-year-old .man from Gobler, is charged with the fatal shotgun slaying of Omer (Poor Boy) Welch, 38, during an argument' at Gobler last Labor Day, Sept. 5.. , , Judge Fred • L: Henley said he has had no indication from defense attorneys that they will try to postpone the trial, and that as far as he knows the case will be tried this week. Informations filed by James (Tick) Vickrey, prosecuting attorney, claim that pellets -.wounding Welch in the neck and head were from ft 12-gauge automatic shotgun fired by Welch. Since preliminary hearing, Bounds has been free on a $15,000 surety^bond. A coroner's inquest, conducted by Coroner John German, returned a verdict that Welch came to his death violently by being shot. Paraguay Chief's Arrest Denied ASUNCION, Paraguay Iff) — Source! close to the Paraguayan government today denied reports that President Alfredo Strocssnei' is under House arrest or military surveillance.' The President is following his usual routine at government headquarters, they said. Paraguay h«s been tense and there have been frequent reports of dissension within the ruling Colo rudo party and In the armed forces since a "command crisis"—unofficial tourcea called it si revolt—in the army'a lit Calvary Division last month. . But government olilcM and busi- neawi were operating *> uiual thu morning without any tlgni of trou bit. ut several Midwestern Republicans said they were disappointed hecause they doubt that the Eisenhower program can have any positive effect on farm prices before the November election. Several Democrats argued, as they have in the past, that a return to rigid price supports at 90 Per cent of parity, abandoned by the administration in the 1854 law, is the only effective way to give farmers a needed boost in income One 'of them, Sen. Humphrey oi Minnesota, predicted the Senate will write such supports into its package farm bill, scheduled for early consideration in that body. The Agriculture Committee has before it a bill passed by' the House last year to re-establish .90 pel- cent floors for basic crops. Parity is a legal price level designed to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs. Might Be Modified Humphrey, a member of the committee, said, however, that the fixed supports might be modified in either or both of two ways. One would be to limit the maximum supports to high-quality products. The other would be to limit the amount of price support money given to a single farm; Eisenhower suggested that Congress consider this idea, although he mentioned no possible ceiling. Sen. Ellender (D-La), the committee chairman, said that as far as he is concerned, "90 per cent supports will be in our bill.' 'But he added that he believed they • £l;ould i*pply only~.-to-~top-quallt3! products, with lower grades re ceiving lower percentages of support. The administration has argued that the high rigid supports, originally imposed in World War n to encourage production, corftributec to the piling up of more thifn seven billion dollars, worth of surplus commodities now held by the government. President Charles B. Shuman of the American Farm Bureau Federation, which says it Is the largest farm group, expressed qualified endorsement of Eisenhower's program. .He said much of it is good, but that it does not include really effect!' G means" oi controlling land diverted from growing of surplus crops. President James G. Patton oi the National Farmers Union, which has opposed much of the administration's farm program, said the message did "not propose a single thing to raise farmers' income above the level." p r i sent depression In the House, Chairman Cooley (D-NCI said the Agriculture Committee will consider, "every part and parcel" of Eisenhower's program. Less Restraint .House Republicans from farm areas were less restrained about their unhappiness over the recommendations than those in the Senate. Rep. Hope of Kansas, senior Republican on the Agriculture Committee, said. "I am sorry that there is nothing in the message See FARM on Page 2 In Municipal Court A man who admitted driving his car while drunk when his license was under, suspension was fined $500 and costs in Municipal Court today and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Jeff Bates, a Negro, was relieved of his driving privileges for. another year by Judge Graham Sudr bury who commented that the man "showed little respect for law and order" by his actions. The charge Involved an accident in which Bates drove into another car. Mo injuries resulted. The man had been convicted of drunk driving last Sept. 5. 'At that time his driver's license was suspended for six months. He obtained, however, a new license a few days ago. • In nnothcr case, R. L. Stiles forfeited $111.75 bond on n drunk driving citation. Leonard Jones was found guilty of assault with » deadly weapon and was fined $65 and costs, The mnn, a Negro, was involved In a 1 cafe argument with another Negro, Clnude Cheers. Jones pulled a knife and cut a tendon In Cheers' urni. Testimony of witnesses failed to show Jones acted in self defense, Judge Sudbury ruled.. By OVID A. MARTIN ; Associated Press Farm Reporter », WASHINGTON (AP) — The net cost to the taxpayers oif President Eisenhower's soil bank plan : to bolster the farm economy probably would be far tess~~than the billion-dollar price tag popularly attached to it lke r GOP Chiefs Put Priority Tag On Farm Plan WASHINGTON M — President Eisenhower and Republican con. gressional leaders agreed at a White House meeting today thai the "admlnistratioh's-farm -progrant should have high priority at this session of Congress. The GOP leaders told reporters that the President's 10-year program of highway construction also was stressed at the legislative strategy session. Democrats are in control of Congress and will set the legislative program but they have indicated a disposition to give farm legislation a top place. Eisenhower, on his second day back on the job after convalescence from his heart attack, talked with the OOP leaders nearly an hour and a half. "Looks Fine" Republican Senate Leader Knowland of California said the President "looks fine." Knowland and House GOP Leader Martin of Massachusetts said there was no discussion of the President's second term plans. The California senator said he believed Eisenhower's farm program, featuring a "soil bank'.' system for a cut back in crop acreage, was generally "well received" in Congress and stood a good chance of winning the necessary bipartisan support to get it enacted. In keeping with his avowed aim of shouldering "the full duty of the presidency," Elsenhower also scheduled meetings of the National Security Council Thursday and of the Cabinet — if enough members are in town — Friday. Meantime, he worked on printers proofs of his economic report, to be sent to Congress Jan. 23, a week afte r next Monday's budget message, and on a special message oh aid for school construction due this Thursday or 'Friday. Faced with this heavy presidential workload, staff prepared the White House to steer as many visitors and routine tasks as possible away from the chief execu- See IKE on Page 2 That is true, at least, if it works Agriculture Department offi- ciais hope it will. Department officials said the plan—recommended to Congress by Eisenhower in a special' mes-.. sage yesterday—w o u 1 d channel rout a billion dollars into farmers' pockets this year in the form of cash and commodities from government-held surpluses. Under • one • phase of the plan, farmers :who underplant their al- lotmerits for cotton and wheat would be reimbursed from surpluses of' these crops for production the.y would lose on land made idle under the program. . .Would Be Offset ' Butthis'esttoated billion dollars in payments would be offset ih part by a reduced need for funds to support prices of : cotton and wheat and .also by smaller, amounts needed to pay storage costs on 1 government surpluses. . In 1955, farmers produced about 100.000,000 bushels more wheat, than the market will absorb. The excess supply is being turned over to the government under price support guarantees at an average rate of $2.08 a bushel. This will be a government investment of about 208 million dollars in surplus 1955 wheat. $150 A Bale Likewise, cotton production last year was about four million bales more than the market needs. The government will take over the excess under price supports at about $150 a bale, or a total of 600 million dollars. The goal of the soil -bank plan is to hold wheat and cotton crops at or belotv market needs. If It is put into effect and fulfills this goal, the government would need make no price support investments on these two commodities. In other words, an effective operation of the soil bank plan would save at least 800 million dollars in new government funds' for price supports. Norweiqion Ship Sinks; 7 Dead ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (IP) — The 288-ton Norweigian coastal steamer Sirabuen sank today after a collision 15 miles off the Dutch Coast. Seven of the eight-man crew perished, said Dirkzwagers Shipping Agency. The sole survivors, 1st Mate Bjerne Nilsen, was hauled aboard a Ifieboat sent out from the other ship in the collision, the 5,408-ton Brazilian vessel Loide-Venezuela. Smith Denies Petitions In Southland Hearing By LE I HATCH .MARION, Ark. Wl — Chancellor W. Leon Smith today denied the petitions of two groups which sought to intervene in Southland Racing Corp.'s attempt to obtain a permit to race greyhounds at West Memphis. Smith ruled that Riverside Greyhound' Club Inc., which once operated a track at West Memphis, had not exhausted its remedies before the Arkansas Racing Commission. Until It does so, Riverside is not a proper party to the present law suit in which Southland seeks to force the Racing Commission to authorlie it to hold races at Its already constructed multi-million dollar West Memphis plant. Not Proper Purty Smith also • declared th»t the Good Cittoens Lengtte of ..West Memphis, «n unincorporietd group opposed to dog racing, was not a proper party in the action. He said that the commission was the agency of "all the citizens of Arkansas,' ' including the West Memphis group. Attorneys for both would-be intervening parties said they didn't know whether the chancellor's orders would be appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Harry L. Ponder o( Walnut Ridgu, attorney for Riverside, said his. client's future actions would depend on developments concerning it. FlHt Ph»«e W. H. DtHahunty of West Memphis, attorney for the Good ClUieiu League, did not elaborate. Hearing on the propoied Intervention*, both al which ukcd that Southland b* denied » ptr- mlt, w«s the' flr»t phiw of the IN IOUTBLAND *• Ftf* I

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