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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHSAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHIAOT MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 167 filytheville Courier Blythcville Daily H«w« ftlythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Red Chinese Lagging In Freeing Americans By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomatic sources said today Red China shows no sign so far ot keeping its promise of four weeks ago to tell 19 imprisoned Americans they are free to leave China. v Not only have the prisoners not been released, the informants said, but the Red Chinese have denied them contact with the British official designated to work with them. This, it was learned, is the chief* snag in the highly escret negotiations at Geneva between U.S. Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson and Red Chinese Ambassador Wang Ping-nan toward easing Far Eastern conflicts. Wang agreed Sept. 10 after six weeks of repatriation talks thai Americans in China had a right to leave "expeditiously." He promised that Red China would "give wide publicity" to this agreement mid would permit Con O'Neill, the British charge d'affaires at Pei- ping. to do likewise. Ten Americans who had been jailed have since left Red China. So. too, have four of the dozen Americans who have been refused exit permits. The other eight of these presumably know they are free to leave. Agreement Published To date, however, O'Neill is ported to have been frustrated by Peiping each time he has tried to get in touch with the other Americans' — 18 in jail and one virtually a prisoner. Red China's press and radio have published the Sept, 10 agreement hut no evidence has been forthcoming that the news trickled into the jails where it counts, or that it has brought the desired result of freedom. Secretary of State Dulles Was asked at his news conference Tuesday whether Red China might back out of its promise. He replied: "I suppose that there is always such a- chance but we sincerely hope that they will not, and I would not say that there is any clear evidence which leads us today to believe that they will renege." India Satisfied The State Department has been at pains to carry out the American aide of the publicity bargain. Johnson ,, nese in the United States who wanted to return to China were free to go. The Indian Embassy was named as publicity overseer, the same task assigned O'Neill at Peiping. Indian officials say they are satisfied the United States has lived up to its promise. Indian Ambassador G. L. Mehta has been given a full report on news stories reporting the agreement. The Indians are authorized under the agreement to give finun- cial aid to any Chinese lacking fare back to China. They said figures may be available next week on requests for such travel aid No such cases have been reported to the State Department so far. it was understood, and the number is expected to be small. Courier Office Has Glasses of Some Child Do you know a youngster who depends rather heavily on glasses, but who tost his only pair? . If so. send him to the Courier News office. Yesterday. City Engineer A. L. Wood turned in to this office a pair of glasses he found on the Junior Chamber of Commerce playground. The glasses obviously belong to a child and, judging from the unusual thickness of the lenses. must be a very valuable seeing aid to that child. 2nd Atoms-Peace Parley Proposed By US and Britain By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States and Britain proposed formally today that a second atoms-for- peace conference "be held under the auspices of the United Nations in about three years." The two Western powers submitted a resolution a few hours before the General Assembly's nation Political Committee began debate on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The resolution expressed satisfaction with the results of the ntoms-for-peace conference held Geneva last Aug. 8-20 and proposed that the Assembly continue the advisory committee which planned the Geneva meeting. The proposal also noted "with satisfaction that substantial progress has been made toward negotiation of a draft statute" establishing an international agency to promote the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The statute, the resolution said, has been circulated to all interested governments for their consideration and comment. The United States has been con- dueling negotiations 'on the agency in Washington for the past year. The statute provides for a govern' ing board, Including the United States, Russia. Brita.in, France and Canada as they key countries. It also leaves it to the board of governors to decide what the relationship shall be between the new agency and the United Nations. India Resolution India submitted a resolution proposing that the agency should be required to: 1. Submit annual reports to the General Assembly. 2. Consider Assembly resolutions vel&tlng to the agency's operations. The Indian resolution also proposed that the Assembly set up a special committee to carry out these provisions. resolution called Another for India i second atoms-for-peace conference, but did not specify when it should be held. Sen. Pastore (D-RI), a member of the U.S. delegation, was slated to lead off the atoms-for-peace de bale this afternoon. Pastore, a member of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, also was expected to be on the proposed international agency to supervise the program for using the atom for peace. Under a draft statute prepared by the United States and other atomic powers, the agency will be ;upervised by a 16-nation board of governors. Five Seats As the most important contributors of atomic know-how and materials, the United States. Rus- Britain, France and Canada would be members. Australia, Belum. Czechoslovakia. Portugal and South Africa would hold five seats on the first board because they are heavy producers of atom- materials. Six other members would be elected from countries Rain May Help Legion Fair at Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — Nearly a quarter-inch of rain that fell between 10 o'clock last night and 7. o'clock this morning failed to dampen prospects for the American Legion Fair's Children Day today, fair officials said this morning. Fair president James Ahern pointed out that there is plenty of shelter from permanent buildings or the fairgrounds in case of rain over the weekend. Weatherman Victor Maloure predicted partly cloudy and cooler weather today and tonight with the high temperature in the 80's. Last night's low was 59. The rain began about 20 minutes after last night's grandstand show had ended. Ahern said that last although the carnival's midway attractions were interrupted, dust on the grounds was settled. Rain May Help Fair officials indicated they thought the rain would enable farmers to attend the fair who otherwise would have been busy with- harvesting. J. Ralph Htltohlnson of Carnthfs- vllle, member of the Missouri Tax Commission, announced today that Judge James Robinson of Kansas City, chairman of the tax commission would present the trophy in the Bpothcel Ginncrs Derby this afternoon. Also attending the fair was Judge John A. William of Pacific, Mo., other members of the three-man tax commission. Children's D«y today meant* free »<imlttimce and reduced prices for tU children 14) to M jrew oM . It is customary for schools in the area to turn out at noon, and more than 7.000 children were expected, Sec CARUTHERSVILLE on Page 7 Another Good Night for Ike DENVER <8>\— A hospital bulletin early today reported that President Eisenhower — looking forward to a more active role In the conduct of government business— hnd "Another good night" without sign of complications. The President's doctors issued this report at 7 a.m. Denver time: "The President had another good night. He slept soundly and almost continuously for eight hours, "His condition continues to progre.ss saJ isf actorily without complications." Meanwhile, aides reported that the chief executive is looking forward to n hospital routine change which probably will give him a more active role starting this weekend. neither possessing nor yet processing atomic materials. Soviet Premier Bulganin told President Eisenhower at the summit conference that Russia would See U. N. on Page 7 QUEEN'S PICTURE GETS AROUND — Ruthie Jane Wasson, queen of the 16th annual National Cotton Picking Contest, has her lovely face spread far and wide throughout the United States through the nationally publicized contest. The photo above, as can be noted by the credit lettering in the lower right hand corner, was distributed through Newspaper Enterprize Association, which counts among its membership more than 400 of the larger daily papers in the nation. The picture was made here last Friday. The contest, twice-postponed, is now scheduled for Monday. 66 Die in Airliner Crash: Grim. Task of Recovering Bodies of Dead Begins LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) By JAMES LAMB - Skilled climbers fought bitter cold and winds on a snow-covered mountain today to retrieve the bodies of 66 persons killed yesterday in the worst commercial airline crash in U. S. history. Their goal was the near-perpendicular south face of 12,005-foot Medicine Bow Peak, where a United Air Lines DC4 crashed within an hour after leaving Denver for Salt Lake City and San Francisco. The flight originated Wednesday night in New York City. Rescuers who struggled through deep snow and up the precipitous peak yesterday counted about 50 bodies before rising winds and darkness forced their retreat. They descended to a base camp slightly more than a mile from the tragic scene. The big four-engine plane carried a crew of three and 63 passengers, Including 17 Air Force inductees and two infants. Among the dead were five women members of the Salt Lake City Mormon Tabernacle choir, which recently concluded a concert tour of Europe. Old Record The toll exceeds the nation's previous commercial air disaster record of 58 killed in the crash of a Northwest Airlines DC4 in Lake Michigan June 24, 1950. The worst air crash of any type was an Air Force C124 transport near Tokyo June 18, 1953, in which 129 perished. Sheriff John Terrill of Carbon County, in charge of rescue operations, ordered special gear to the scene 40 miles west of here. He only trained mountaineers and government officials would be allowed at the site to start lowering the bodies by winch apparat- Austria Gets Arms From Russia, U.S. By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA (AP) — Soviet Russia and the United States are vying to supply Austria with arms. Seven M/7es OfNewU.S.61 Open in SeMo STEELE — Approximately seven miles of new U. S. Highway 61 was opened to traffic Thursday after- j noon. Beginning where it crosses old Highway 61 north of Steele and Where by-pass lanes continue on the old highway into Steele, the section opened continues until it ... reaches the improved road one us, Thev will be taken to a Uni-j mile above the Ark-Mo State line. versity of Wyoming summer scien-i tific lodge six miles distant for identification. Maj. Gerald Downey of the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol and State Patrolman Ben Butler, both of Laramie, were among the first at • scene. They said the craft struck about 50 or 75 feet from the top of the peak. Scars on Wall Exploding oil and fuel left two huge scars on the granite wall, helping a swarm of military and civilian search planes to spot the wreckage. First airborne witnesses at the crash scene reported there was little chance that any of these abroad could have survived. Leonard Larsen, reporter for the Denver Post, viewed the crash from chartered plane and said: "Only shattered pieces of the plane were recognizable. It was clear that no person could have survived the See CRASH on Page 7 The section opened Steele and Holland. bypasses Thirteen freight cars of Russian ammunition arrived at the Austro- Hungarian border this week. Soviet authorities have indicated their gifts will include 20 heavy T34 tanks. The United States is giving Austria 40 million dollars worth of equipment—but has not revealed the types. Under the Austrian State Treaty. ] this nation of seven million, strategically located between Germany and Italy, is neutral militarily Occupatoin troops are almost all gone. Al the former occupiers- Russia, the United States, France and Britain—have promised weapons to the Austrian army. 30,000 In a Year This army will have about- 30,000 stretch of new improved highway! difficulty equipping with four different calibers and types or weap- in South Pemiscot County. One or two more days will see its completion with favorable weather conditions. Within a week under favorable weather condition, a spokesman for the Atkinson Co., contractors, stated, the construction work might be completed and the entire stretch of new highway would be opened in perhaps two weeks. • Member Named To Plan Union Church Service Three local ministers were named to the committee to plan union Thanksgigving service of Blythe- viile's churches this morning at a breakfast meeting of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance at the Noble Hotel. Dr. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Charles F. Pitts, pastor .of First Baptist Church, and Rabbi Alfred Vise of Temple Israel were named to the committee. Religious Emphasis Week at Blytheville High School, tentatively set for March 12 through 16, is pending approval of the school's student council. At tins morning's meeting a committee was appointed to work with Mrs. Glenn Ladd, president of Girl Scout council, in setting up vesper services for Girl Scouts. Scout Fund Campaign Starts Monday J. Louis Cherry, Chairman for the Boy Scout Drive in Blythcville, announced that the drive will begin Monday morning, Oct. 10th, with a kickoff breakfast at Noble Hotel at 7:30 A.M. for all Drive workers. The solicitation is scheduled to begin immediately after the breakfast and it is planned to go over the $5,000 goal within the week. Mr. Cheery pointed out that Scout doubled during the past five years in Blytheville. The money raised in Blytheville will go to maintain these units, 10 pay the professiona.1 adult Scout living in Blylheville and for the Council Boy Scout Camp which the Blytheville Scouts attend each sum- Meeting Set For Monday Evening The Farm Bureau soybean committee meeting, originally scheduled for Monday noon, has been set to 6:30 Monday evening at Rustic Inn. The change was madfi to avoid conflict with the National Cotum I Picking Contest. ons. Aware of this, both the United States and Russia seem determined to give Austria more than it can use in the long; run. The mutual aim, Austrian sources said, appears to be to orient the Austrian army to either Western or Eastern arms. This might go a long way to influencing Austria, basically pro-Western in its outlook, in any future crisis threatening its neutrality. So far the Austrian army of a few hundred men is American- oriented. Its core is being taken from the federal police force, and these gendarmerie have been using U.S. small arms and vehicles for a long time. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair and cooler this afternoon and tonight, Saturday fair and mild. High this afternoon low lo mid 70s, low tonight in the 40s. MISSOURI — Clearing northeast this afternoon otherwise generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; much cooler south and east- central and cooler elsewhere this afternoon; cooler most of the stale tonight; warmer Saturday; low tonight around 40 northeast to 40s southwest; high Saturday 60s east to around 70 west. Mnxlmum yofitfirrlny—89. Minimum this mornlns—S?. Sunrise tomorrow--6:00. Sunset today—,V3fi. Mean temperature—73. Proclpltfitlon 24 hours (7 a.m. 10 7 ;i.m.|—.09. PrtolpltRtlon Jnn. 1 to date—42.30. Thin llAlr I,a$I. \c.\r Maximum ycstfitlfty—85. Minimum this morning--,V) Preclplt*iioa J*u. 1 to date—aft.va. Courier Wins Top Honors In State Contest * * * * * * * * Gets APA Sweepstakes Award LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Blytheville Courier News, in the daily field, and the Dumas Clarion, in the weekly, were announced today as sweepstakes winners in the annual competition for Arkansas newspapers. The contest is sponsored by the Arkansas Livestock Show Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Press Association. Awards were made at the annual press luncheon given by the Livestock Show Association. The Courier News received the * —— • — — • — Commission Okays U of A Planning Job Study Beginning Monday Will Seek Zoning Data Arkansas Democrat Trophy and the C. E. Palmer Trophy. The Clarion received a trophy awarded by the Arkansas Power & Light Co., which gave a trophy in the daily field to the Northwest Arkansas Times of Fayetteville. Other awards in the daily classification included the Gerald T. LeFever Trophy to the Magnolia Banner News and the Al Pollard Trophy to the Stuttgart Daily Leader. Additional weekly awards included the Pine Bluff Commercial Trophy to the Warren Eagle Democrat; the Roy Elliott and AI Pollard trophies to the Wynne Progress, and the Randall Dixon Trophy to the Eureka Springs Times Echo. First, second and third jjlace winners, respectively, among dailies in various classifications were: General Excellence — Blytheville Courier News, Pay etteville Northwest Arkansas Times, El Dorado News-Times, for newspapers using rotary presses. Malvern Record, Newport Independent, Russellville Courier Democrat, for other newspapers. Community service — Blytheville Courier News, Fort Smith Southwest American and Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times, for rotary press papers. Paragould Press, Magnolia Banner News, Stuttgart Leader, for others. Best advertising campaign — Magnolia Banner News, El Dorado News - Times, Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times. Agriculture and livestock — Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times, Pine Bluff Commercial, Blytheville Courier Nev.'s. Column writing — Stuttgart Leader. Blytheville Courier News, Magnolia Banner- News. Local features —Stuttgart Leader. Blytheville Courier News, Paragould Press Country correspondence — Blytheville Courier News. S.earcy Daily Citizen, Fayetteville Northwest. Arkansas Times. Editorial — Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times. Newport Independent; Malvern Record and Paragould Press, tied for third. Special promotion — Fort Smith Southwest American, El Dorado News-Times, Paragould Press. Press work, make-up and typography — Blytheville Courier News, Fort Smith Southwest American, Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times, for rotary press papers. Parngould Press, Magnolia Banner-News, Russellville Courier Democrat, for others. Weeklies First place winners among weeklies in the various classifications: General excellence— Newport Weekly Independent, for papers printed in other shops; Warren Eagle Democrat, in towns of more than 2,000 population; Berryville Star Progress, in towns See COURIER on Page 7 Steps will be taken beginning Monday which should help Blytheville decide just what it wants in the way of a zoining ordinance. University of Arkansas technicians will begin gathering land use in the city on that day. * Thus, did Dr. William 3. Bonner, of the University's city planning division, report to the City Planning Commission last night. Bonner told the group that his men are ready to begin working immediately on gathering data from which various sorts of civic planning may result through Planning Commission and City Council action. Zoning Top Item Zoning, Bonner said, ranks" u foremost among city problems . . . not only in Blytheville, but as a general rule. Prom zoning, the study will move to street systems and from there into subdivisions, in that order. Cooler Contest Is Tomorrow Cotton Picking Starts At 10; Thirteen Girls Seek Beauty Title H. L. YEAGER Courier News Correspondent COOTER — Thirteen contestants are entered in Hie queen contest to be held her Saturday night in the one day cotton festival .program .sponsored by the Lions Club and public school. The list of entries now include Mary Frances Thomas, Anna Lamb, Jean Azbill, Janet Davis, Madeline Azbill, Shirley Vandiver, Ellen Rittig, Audrey Brown, Joan Ladd, Judy Yarbrough, Shirley Simmer, Margaret McCann and Wanda Sam- forde. Contestants are sponsored by school classes, Cooter Lions Club, Steele Rotary, Stccle Kiwanis, Cooter P.T.A. and Holland Men's Club. Judges Selected The judges are unannounced and will be selected by County Superintendent of Schools Floyd E. Hamlett. He has also selected the judges for the float parade. T. A. "Doc" Dean of BiythcviUe will tan master of ceremonies at the beamy rmie and amateur talent contest which will be in the school auditorium at. 7:30 o'clock. The queen be crowned by reigning queen 1954, Miss Mary Jo Hampton of Holland. Twelve entries are now registered in the amateur talent contest, which will be limited to twenty ei. tries. Nine floats are entered in the parade and they will make a tour Set; COOTER on Page 7 Earlier City Council had agreed to the $2,500 cost of the project. The federal government Is contributing 32,500 also and the University is throwing in about $200. The Planning Commission was receptive with one exception, to the contract Bonner presented under which the men of his staff will work with ttie city. The pact specifies the University will do the planning work and will be paid in ten installments. The Commission okayed it B. A. Lynch not voting. Criticism Feared Lynch said he didn't think the Commission should "stick out our nocks" in approving the contract to i City Council. He said, "I'm afraid it will leave us open to criticism . . . people will think this is nor baby." Bonner and Robert Barber, the field man who will be working in Blytheville, explained that they will map the various uses of land in Blytheville as a starting point. "By areas, we will determine residential, Commercial and industrial uses, and then further break down the various land use elements in the community." they stated. John C. McHaney, Commission chairman, said he will appoint three committees within the next few days, each of which will be assigned one of the throe major phases of work - zoning, street planning and See COMMISSONER on Page 7 SET FOR THE ZOO — Third graders at Lange School were nil "set for their trip to the Memphis Zoo tomorrow. The students are taking the trip a« a part of their study of zoo anlmnls. Thr project has included reading and writing about various anlmnls and making i miniature 100 o( clay models, complete with monkey island. Third grad* teachers arc M*s. Dorothy Otwc aod Mr*. J«w«* Pfeattierston.