The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 12, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OUTHEA8T MISSOURI TOL. LI—HO. 248 B'lytheville Courier Ely theville Dally News Mlulislppi Valley Lesder BlythevllleHenld BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1956 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY PIVB CENTI Israel Faces Censure For Syria Raid Both Russia, West Press" For Action By MAX HARBELSON UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel today faced a strong U. N. condemnation for her Dec. 11 attack on Syria and a warning that further such incidents would bring sterner measures. Both Russia and the big Western powers were pressing for such action in the 11-nation Security Council meeting to consider their rival proposals. . The other council members were reported in general agreement that the body must go this- far at least. The main point at issue was what form the resolution should take. • The Soviet proposal was worded more bluntly. It also demanded that Israel pay compensation for the loss of life and property in toe raid, which •, was directed against Syrian' outposts near the Bea^of balilee in retaliation' for Syrian firing on Israeli boats on the lake. Fifty-six Syrians and six Israelis were reported killed In the raid. The resolution sponsored by the United States, Britaui and France makes no recommendation "for compensation, but a U.S. spokesman said the United States feels triere is a moral basis for such payment. The spokesman said the United •tates was ready to take the lead in proposing that machinery be set •p to study how to provide for compensation should there be further hieidenU like the Dec. 11 attack. This time, he said, the council would only raise false hopes in the families of the victims by proposing compensation when no machinery Mists to insure payment. Both the Western and the Soviet resolutions reminded Israel that ttMi council already had condemned K for previous retaliatory attacks on neighboring Arab countries and Had appealed for the Israeli government to prevent such actions. Both resolutions also, expressed concern at what they'called Israel's failure to comply with its obligations under the U.N charter and the armistice 'agreement with Syria. The Soviet resolution was the first substantive proposal Russia has ever submitted on the Palestine problem. Western delegates eonsidered tt part of a continuing campaign to win the Arabs over to the Soviet camp. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Considerable cloudiness with little change in temperatures this afternoon, tonight and Friday. High this afternoon, mid 40s; low tonight, mid 20s. . MISSOURI: Partly cloudy extreme "north and considerable cloudiness elsewhere today tonight and Friday; not so cold extreme northwest today; little change in temperature tonight and Friday; tow tonight 10-15 northeast to 15-20 elsewhere; high Friday generally in the 30«. Maximum yesterday—37. Minimum this morning—36. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Sunset today—5:10. ^ Mean temperature—31.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—none. Thlt Date Last Y»r Maximum yesterday—50. Minimum this morning—19. Precipitation .Jan. 1 to date—.40. Realtors Out/me Plan For Rental Housing What was termed as a "partial solution" to Blytheville's rental housing problem was aired before the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors yesterday. The planlnvolves sale of equities in city homes to local persons, who In turn would make the homes available as rental unite to ,Air Force personnel. It would not, members of Bty- theville's Real Estate Board pointed out, make any appreciable difference in the overall Housing picture. More for Rent But it could considerably expand the city's almost non-existent rental facilities. . E. M. Terry, who with Johnny Marr and Max Logan presented' the plan on behalf of the Real Estata Board, said the real estate men will not . expand their market through the plan. "We just hate to see the city lose the families. We think,it's good business i'or all of us to locate as many Air Force families as possible ir, BlytheviUe," he said. Some families already have rented homes in West Memphis, Terry told the group. "And some of them will stay there until rental property becomes availr able in Blytheville." Cutting Costs The real estate representatives 'said they aft culling ihtlr-commis- sions on sale of these equities from five percent to two and one-half percenfr-^or half—provided the purchaser agrees to rent the home to an Air Force family. It is expected, the report to the Chamber board started, that about 100 of these equities will be available within the next 60 days. Terry told the group that 118 new Air Force families will arrive . in Blytheville during February and "many of them simply won't have the ready cash needed to make a down payment and complete closing costs on a house. These families will have to rent." Even now; Terry said, the demani for equities is brisk, but the purchaser is giving no thought to turn* ing the units into rental houses;in many instances and is willing to rent perhaps temporarily and then will sell whenever he can see profit. The system is designed, he said to make a profit for the investor. Realtors Participate Man- injected the fact that "you might wonder why the real estate men don't buy up the equities . . . I can tell you most of us are hold L ing about all of them we can handle under the. capital we have available." Two specific cases of purchase o! equities were submitted to the board. The first of these was a home See REAVTORS on Page 3 Benson Tells Agri Committee; Soil Bank Plan Will Open Surplus Market This Year By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson said today the administration's new soil bank proposal could create a place in the markets this year for more than a billion dollars worth of government surpluses of cotton, wheat, rice and corn. He gave this summation of the plan: "We would use the surplus to use up the surplus." Furthermore, he said, his department coula pour payments for participation in the alll .bank plan into the farmers' pockets by late spring or early summer. That ,-ould bring about a quick upturn in agricultural income,- now on a five-year decline, at a time when the presidential election campaign will-be building up steam. . Benson gave these amplifications of the administration proposal- laid before Congress Monday by President Elsenhower in a special farm message — In * statement prepared for « hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee Under the administration's soil Dank proposal, farmers would be offered payments in cash and in crop surpluses to reduce plantings by at least 40 million acres this year. The plan is based on the idea that big farm surpluses held by the government are pushing farm prices and incomes down and that there is little hope of improving the situation until the oversupplies are reduced. During a period of underplantlng o major crops, surpluses would be moved Into markets to fill gaps In production occurring under the program..The payments would be designed to offset farm ios« of hicom'e. from idled 'areas. Payments in the form of cotton, wheat,'corn and rice or their cash equivalent would be made to growers who planted less than their acreage allotments for these respective crops. The offer of early payments apparently was designed to meet criticism by some farm belt Repub- City to Ask Split, Four-Lane Highway to Air Force Base A split, four-lane highway to feed traffic to and from the central and iorth sections of Blytheville will be proposed to the State Highway Commission Jan. 25. The design was approved locally by the Highway Committee of the Chamber of Commerce in a meeting yesterday.. Fifteen committeemen, city officials and Blytheville Air Force Base representatives will go to Little Rock to ask the commission for approval of the following plan: Prom the air base to the concrete bridge over Pemiscot Bayou, the >resent two-lane highway would be widened to four lanes, running oyer the same route. At the bridge, the four lanes would split to.two, double lanes. One would continue east to empty and collect raffle in the central section along Chickasawba. The other double lane would flare northward and then turn east to enter Moultrie Drive. Jada McOuire, Chamber secretary-manager, said the routes were selected to best serve personnel and civilian workers at the base who reside in town and its outskirts. Those scheduled to make the trip are S. E. Tune, Chamber president; Committeemen Rupert Crafton, chairman; Utho Barnes, J. L. Cherry, Jimmie Edwards, Harry A. Raines, Cecil Lowe, Jimmy Sanders, Judge Philip Deer; Councilmen K. M. Larkin, Jesse White and E. M. (Buddy) Terry; and three BAFB officers. Fire at Pruitt Home Firemen made a run at 7:30 a.m. today to the home of Andy Pruitt, 212 S. First St. Blaze was confined to .the attic and attributed to defective wiring. Considerable smoke damage was reported. lican congressmen that the President's proposal offered little in the way of bolstering farm income before next November's elections. . Democrats expect to make declining farm income a major issue at these elections. Benson Soyt; Supports Help Big Farmers WASHINGTON — Secretary of Agriculture Benson said today that about 18 per cent of the money paid cotton growers under price supports has been going to 1 per cent of the growers — the big ones. In the case of wheat, 12 per cent has been going to 1 per cent of the producers. • One per cent of the barley growers have been getting 24 per cent of the price support funds for this crop. Six per cent of the corn price support loans have been going to 1 per cent of the producers. Benson gave these figures in outlining before the Senate Agriculture Committee a Recommendation by President Eisenhower that Congress consider placing a dollar limit on the size of price support aid available to any one individual or farming unit. He said it is not sound government policy to underwrite at public expense competition of large corporate type farms against family- type units. Benson said this proposal was mentioned more frequently than any other in replies he has received from a recent invitation for public suggestions on how to solve "arm problems. $1.25 Billion Asked By Ike for Schools Five-Year Plan Outlined In Message to Congress ; By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower asked Congress today to provide 1-1/4 billion dollars in federal grants over the next five years to help conquer the nation's critica school shortage. . '"• . In a special message, the President also asked authority for federal purchase of up to 750 million dollars : worth of local school bonds — if School districts cannot sell them in private markets at reasonable interest rates — and 20 million dollars for grants to'the states for school planning. In summary, this would mean federal outlay over five.years some two billion .with 750 million to be returned through eventual payment -of bonds. - .The. states would be required to match the federal grants for con struction. v . The matching, however, woulc be under a foimula whereby the wealthiest states put up $2 for each of federal money while the poorer states would get $2 for each $1 they put out. Better Education Eisenhower said a cardinal principle of his program is that "federal grants must not reduce the incentive for state and local efforts — but rather should stimulate an increase in such efforts.' "With. thiSJ'program," Eisenhower said' in his 2600-word, message, "we can lay the basis for better education in America in the years aheatt. In this way we keep faith with our children." He made no mention of a question already stirring Congress — whether federal education ale should go only to states adhering to the Supremo Court's ruling barring race segregation. One reason Congress got nowhere in the last session or school aid was a split over this question. Eisenhower's plan, for needier states to get the biggest share 01 federal money collides with a bill by Rep. Kelley (D-Pa) which would supply, 1'A Hilton .in federal grants over a x four-year period Dae for Earl? Action This bill, already approved by the Souse Education Committee, is due 'or early action. . The Kelley plan .would provide See $1.25 BILLION on Page 3 Bounds Trial In Progress CARUTHBRSVILLE — Courtroom observers expressed be- ief today that testimony might be- fin the middle of this' afternoon in he first-degree murder trial of Raymond Bounds, 25, Oobler farm- Qualification of jurors began this morning. One of the questions asked prospective jurors by de- ense attorneys was whether they believe in self defense to the ex- int of taking another person's ife. Bounds is charged with the shotgun killing of Omer Welch, 38, at Oobler last Labor Day. Prosecuting Attorney James Vickrey has finished examining he 36 prospective jurors from which a panel of 30 will be se- ected. Defense attorneys neared inlshing examination at noon today. The trial opened yesterday with lome 100 visitors in the courtroom, tome thirty dozen school children and about 12 other people made up oday's courtroom visitors. Balanced Budget Expected to Go To Congress Monday By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower plans to send to Congress Monday a balanced budget but one that contemplates higher spending, and to indicate that outlays are likely to keep climbing in the next several years. : * Tlie actual budget totals are closely guarded until disclosed to Congress. . But on 'the basis of Eisenhower's State of the Union message and other official pronouncements II seems certain the budget will foresee: (1) spending of between 65V4 and 66 billion dollars In the nexl fiscal year; (2) Income of at leas! Negro Woman Perishes In Flaming Bed A 74-year-old Negro woman who locked herself in her room to take a nap yesterday died six hours after neighbors pulled her from her flaming bed. She'was Edith Ross, residing at 213 Roberts St. Fire Chief Roy Head said cause of the blaze remains a mystery. Fjreinen were called to the house at 9:15 a.m. They found the woman lying'in the yard, her clothing smoking. Her rescuers said they poured water on her to put out the blaze. She was burned over most of her body, but was still alive when taken to Chickasawba Hospital. She died shortly after 3 p.m. Little damage was done to the room. Neighbors told firemen that the woman was In the habit of locking herself In her room to nap so children around the house would not enter and disturb her. The woman lived with her daughter and six grandchildren. Services have been scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at St, Paul M. B. Church. Rev. Boykins will officiate. Logan Funeral Home is in charge. Hunter Named To Bridge Group JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (IP) — Gov. Phil M. Donnelly appointed Tom Hunter, mayor of New Madrid, to the Tennessee-Missouri Bridge Commission today. Hunter, owner of the Hunter Oil 2o., succeeds S. L. Hunter of New Madrid, who resigned because of poor health. The new commissioner served on the original public relations committee that started the move for a new Mississippi River bridge near Caruthersville. that much; and (3) requests for appropriations, well in -excess of projected spending. At the same time, Eisenhower probably will revise his estimates for the current fiscal year, ending next June 30, to predict a balanced budget with spending at aboul •6454 billion dollars. That would be some three quarters of a billion dollars'higher than previously forecast." In his State of the Union message Jan. 5, Eisenhower said his budgel would forecast a balanced budgel in fiscal 1956 and 1957. If a balanced budget is achieved this fiscal year, it will be the first since 1951. The budget Is being balanced, even while spending is going up, because the expanding economy ie enriching the government's income faster than spending is growing. Aside from the balanced budgel forecast, the moat significant items in the forthcoming budget message, ns indicated in previous announcements, are: 1. The expected sharp rise in appropriations requests — a. re- See BUDGET on Page 3 Will Honor 4-H Project Winners AH 1955 4-H project winners will e honored hare Saturday night, Jan. 14, at a banquet sponsored by the County Farm Bureau, it was announced. The affair is to be. held in the main dining room of Hotel Noble starting at six o'clock. .Prizes, medals, trophies and 4-H calendars are to be awarded. In addition to the prize winners, some 1958 officers and leaders will 3e present. Admission is by invita- iion only. Two Mississippi Escapees Sought In East Arkansas Elude Posse Near Clarendon; Believed Heading North FORREST CITY, Ark. (»—Police roadblocks were thrown up in five states today, seeking to trap two armed men believed to be dangerous escapees from the Mississippi Penitentiary. . . The men, after a brief gun battle during a. 100-mile-per-hour chase near Clarendon in Monroe County about midnight, last night, eluded a search party in , the swampy flajlands of east Arkansas. Arkansas State Police ordered 15 state units and about 40 county units to set up roadblocks In Arkansas and asked 'police in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana andt Texas to check cars entering their states from Arkansas. Police also blocked the Memphis bridge brer the Mississippi River. Pistol FouBd The men were: believed «o be Nick Qeqrge nlontoe, who was serving seven years for burglary, and Robert L. Jonas, who was serving a life term for his .part In the murder of a fellow convict. A .45 caliber pistol, was found in the car which the men used In the bullet-spattered chase down a dirt road. They abandoned the car and fled Into the woods after the car- was wrecked, said Deputy Sheriff FiE. Breeblne. Clarendon Police Chief Ned James said the men, first sighted at Clarendon, sipped down, the lonely road with, their light* off. After an exchange,, of shote_with pursuing officers, Chief James said, the police gave up the chase because they couldn't see the blacked-out car through the darkness and dust. Four Clarendon business housei were entered last .night, James said, an'd a .38 caliber pistol was stolen from one establishment. A path of stolen vehicles led por lice to believe that the two men, who escaped prison two days ago, were headed north, possibly in a 1949 bronze-green Buick bearing Tennessee license plates. The car was reported stolen at Mo- Crory, Ark., about 50 miles north of Clarendon. After the two men fled Into a wooded area about six miles north of Clarendon, a search party of about 40 county and state police, See ESCAPEES on Page 1 SewerWork Is Progessing Allen Curry, resident engineer 'or Blytheville sewer construction, said today work on the north dis- ;rict project will begin next week. He said the overall project Is proceeding "rapidly." Construction of the operator'! house at the treatment plant has started, Curry said. Work on the plant itself is expected to begin soon. The plant is located three-fifths of a mile west of the intersections 21st and Henley Streets. Firemen Occupy New Quarters Wyttwrtlto'i |»,4<f.M remodeling of quarters above the fire tUUoo In elif hall hM been' completed and lull-time and volunteer firemen have occupied them. '••''',-' in HI* Mrte» of pictures above, beginning at the left, driver Bill Cn*4af take* a UN oaH. _ HM traffic control switch,!* near nil right hand. By this he may halt traffic at light signals. Before him Is H swltchboit enabling him to ring some 30 phones In the homes nna quarters of volunteers. After ringing, he repeats the address of the call into UM MlepbOM until all have btett notified. At left center, Roy Moore, an assistant fire chief, scans the firemen locator board listing pertinent data on both volunteers and regulars. When out of town or not available for calls, firemen mu»t notify the switchboard. Center' right ihowi Crowder reacting to a fire tlgnal In the fire, men's dormitory. His boots and protective trousers are waiting by hid bedside. Firefighters can wake from a, sound sleep, dress, tilde down the pole and be »w»y oa their truck in about the itme time It ttket the average person to yawn and itretch. Far right shows t\ portion of Hie kitchen In the fire quarters. Policeman Burt ROM acts M voluntary chef. Firemen pay for and cook their own me«U while on duty. ROM cooked II oooni and a doien or so rabbits recently for • feast officially opening the new quarters, Not shown I* the office at Chief Hoy Head, i lounge where firemen watcto television tad plat out*, sad * talk.

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