The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 16, 1956
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COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPBR OF WORTMAJT ARKANSAS AND aodTiOEAS'T MISSOOKt VOL. LI—NO. 248 BlytheyiUe Courier Blytheville Daily Nem Mlxlulppl Valley Leader Blythevtlle Herald BLYTHEtlLLB, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 16| 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS New Flood Threat In California River Cresl-s Roll Toward YubaCify SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mighty torrent rolled, clbjvn the Feather River in'.northerii 'California< today, fhreatejiing Xhe "green" new- levee-'Kastilj .erected at Shanghai Bend af ter the holiday floods at Yiiba City. Army engineers, said the levee was "likely to fail"(because it was thrown .up with'..mud and'•'other readily available'materials. .. The region's" second big rainstorm in less than a month, endec last night with clearing skies, but it left raging torrents cascading down the Feather and Y.uba River systems td converge on Yuba City, still sodden from Christmas floods that took 33 lives there. The state's total was 62 deatlis with ah estimated property loss of'half a billion dollars. Only two deaths were reported in the latest storm; 700 Evacuated Civilian defense evacuated more \ than 700 persons from ports of blivehurst and Arboga yesterday when the Bear River backed- up seven miles south of Marysville, where it 'runs into .the Feather from the east. Officials at Yuba City decided against evacuating the remaining residents of that city, at least til they learned the levee's fate. Saturday night they evacuated the ^southern part of the city and some threatened sections of Sutler Coun- 'ty. That order, affected an esti- .mated 1,500 persons. ' Levee Patrolled • Civilians stopped working on the Shanghai Bend levee last night and 310 men from Beale Air Force ''Base were put on a patrol • from 'Marysville to the. Bear "River. The levee was built around. the gap through which water poured Christmas Eve to flood the town. Less serious was the situation . at communities along the north coast, where 'there was lowland flooding from the Eel and Smith rivers and Redwood Creek. Crumbling cliffs at Bolinas, a small, coastal town.30 miles northwest of San Francisco, gave way and wrecked ground 40 homes to-, dya. That many families- were evacuated from their •• homes as mud slides pushed them off their foundations. 4-H OFFICERS — This smiling quintet was elected to offices of the North Mississippi County 4-H Council at the annual Farm Bureau 4-H banquet Saturday night. More than 100 4-Her's and guests were on hand for the winners' night pro- gram. Above are .(from the left) Roy Baker, Jr.; Gosnell, president; Steve McOuire, Yarbro, vice president; Geilda Johnson, Leachville, secretary; Jeanette- Bolin, Gosnell, reporter, and Joan Morgan, L'ost Cane, song leader. Due to Foreign Policy Role; Dulles May Be Forced To Take Campaign S tump ^ By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy appeared today to )e assuming.such proportions as a political issue, that Secie- ary of State Dulles may be induced to take to the campaign stump. He. has said he' presentrecounting that the-miscalculations- of other nations had brought the United States close to combat. Mission Plan Is Unfolded Meeting'Is Set for Tonight At the Puff Blytheville's mission program will be explained to interested persons tonight In the Puff, which is located just off Main on South Railroad. W. P. Kirklndall, who is heading the mission' here, said the meeting will begin at 6 o'clock and will end at 7:15. Pastors from local churches, and interested laymen are being asked by Kirkindall to attend. Opens Tuesday Official "opening of the mission has been set for 7 o'clock tomorrow night when the Rev. O. M. Sanford will lead the first devotional. Purpose of tonight's meeting, Kirkindall stated, is to set forth the purposes of the mission here. As soon as another worker can be secured, Kirkindall said the mission will remain open 24 hours a day. . For the time being it will remain open only from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day with a nightly devotional scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock. It will provide food and billeting whenever necessary and will seek. Kirkindall said, to rehabilitate persons through securing jobs for them. ^ Telephone number of the mission is POplar 3-f370. First^Clfcuit Court Case Is Completed • Case of Noble GUI Pontiac Inc. vs. . J. L. Bassett.was heard in Circuit 'Court today'with Judge Charles'.W. Light finding In favor of the defendant. ' Noble Gill had repossessed an auto purchased on a conditional sales contract by. Bassett. The company sued for. -the .unpaid portion of, the .'contract. ' " Judge Light ruled that In Arkan- .sas, the remaining payments may 'not be collected upon repossession. -.The plaintiff's attorney notified the court he will appeal judgment. Circuit Court is In.session -at the courthouse until Feb. 4 henrhjg civil cases. .-'.'•-. , Hungry Catt • • . TOKYO (IP) — Only hour* before tonight's opener, .producer! of the .amateur theatrical "My Three Angola" had-to recast two part*, A featured performer'ate a wal/ton' player. Both nuk* and chicken nteritions of making presidentia :ampaign speeches, but he ma change his mind in the !ight-of- uror over his latest defense of th administration's handling of for gn affairs. A Life magazine article las veek quoted him as having sai ,he nation has looked war in th face in Asia three times and avoid ed it. , -. . Dulles was roundly criticized b; a number of Democrats and b; some' British newspapers for hi qupted statement that "the ability to get to the verge without getting ino war is he necessary art." Joined Debate Vice Presiden Nixon, Adlai E Stevenson and Harold E. Stassen joined over tha weekend in th debate swirling around Dulles words. SteVenson, again seeking the Democratic presidential nomina tion which he won in 1952, accusec Dulles of being "willing to play Russian roulette with the life o our nation." "Deliberate distortion," repliec Stassen, Eisenhower's special as sistant on disarmament problems Accusing Stevenson of having "partisan political ends," Stassen said in a statement :hat "the Ei senhower - Dulles foreign policy cannot fairly be labeled by any thoughtful and-responsible. Ameri can as recklessly playing Russian roulette, and to so label it is harmful to the United States." Nixon termed criticism of Dulles remarks a ''tempest in a teapot," and told reporters that avoidance of war in crises cited by Dulles 'is to the eternal credit of the President and the secretary of slate.'t The magazine article said Dulles maintains that by making known to the Communists a U. S. readiness to light, . the administration averted renewed conflict in Korea and Involvement in war in Indochina and the Formosa area. . Sen. Kefauver (D.-Tenn), in an NBC radio-television debate with Sen. Bridges (R-NH), said "We don't want to have a foreign policy that is. always going to let us be on the brink of war—some of these days they might fail to get us back.". i Bridges-replied that if'''by the delicate handling of our policy we avoided a great crises and a war, we/should be commended for it rather than be condemned." Sen. Mund,t (R-SD) said on another NBC tv program it .Is Dulles' Job to keep the country out of and "that he has done." Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader; said Dulles wasn't Advocating risking war as a policy .but merely, was Mothers March In Leachyille Mothers will march for Polio In Leachville tonight. Mason Day, chairman of North Mississippi County March of Dimes campaign,' itoday uked residents wishing'to make' 'contributions to turn.on their porch lights. „;„, ? •>.-" r ,:•' Mothers, will begin (Jailing at residences at «.p.rh. to gather ' March' of Dli>i«8' s ooiUrlbUtlons. , Lenchvllle's' Parent • Teacher Association IB handling th* fund- mareh," Man Killed In Tractor Accident. John Thomas Carter,! 29, was killed instantly Saturday when a •tractor he was attempting to drive but of a drainage ditch overturned and crushed him. . -Carter was a farmer in the Calumet community, northwest of Gosnell. 'Corbner E. M.. Holt said there were no witnesses to-the accident. He said tracks told. the tragic story. He said Carter apparently drove the front end of-the tractor too far into the d,itch to back out. He said tracks showed where he ; tried to back, over'.the edge of the ditch but the wheels spun. Then, Turns, Falls Holt said, the tractor turned sideways, fell to its side and pinned Carter beneath. He said the man suffered internal injuries, a fractured back and neck. Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertis Rice Carter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Carter, of Blytheviile; four sisters and two brothers. Sisters are Mrs. W. D. Davis, Blytheviile; .Mrs. L. W. Smith, Memphis, Mrs. J. E. Conner, Marble Falls', Tex.; and Miss Bertha Carter, Blytheviile. Brothers are Fred Carter of Indianapolis, and E. E. Carter, of Kansas City, Mo. Services will-be held today at 2 p.m. at Woodland Corner Baptist Dhurch. Rev. Arnold Clayton, former pastor, will officiate. Howard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers ' were Gene .Ross, George Blaylock, Fred ,, White, Jack Mayher, Delmer Overton and S..G. Smith; Bank Directors Are Re-Elected Present directors of Merchants Ac Planters. Bank, Hdrnersville, -hi been re-elected to the board, it was announced today. / . • Two officers were promoted at the annual stockholders' meting, Jan. 10. D. P.. Jackson was, advanced from iashler to -executive vice president and Miss Ruth Hauls was promoted from assistant cashier to cashier. Re-elected members of the board were Kendall Berry, president; G. O. Krapf, vice president; Jackson; M, L. Homer and and E. J, Langdon. ..-.-•. t frighttntd • ,- Ky.,m— Police leve something or other frightened he. burglar* who broke Into Andrew Srneit's o»ft. When Ernest opened he cafe yetttrday, he found t, troll of colm from a «na*hed juke box to • rear window. The thieve* got away with MO, bowtYtr. Linda Kay 'Anderson Girl Is Killed By Shotgun Blast A 12-gauge shotgun blast at a stray dog went-wild'Sunday afternoon and struck 8-year-old Linda Kay Anderson in the face, killing her almost instantly. She .was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Anderson, of 817 Clark St. Investigators said Larry Howard, 17, a cousin of the girl and living with the Andersons, took the gun into the yard to shoot at the dog. Linda Kay, they said, accidentally stepped into the line of fire and was struck by the charge: The girl was rushed to Blytheviile Hospital, where she was declared dead minutes after arrival. Additional survivors include a sis ter, Jimmie Evelyn, age seven. Anderson is an employe of the Cotton Belt Railroad. Services were scheduled at 2 p.m.- today at Cobb Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Bill Cook, of Trinity Baptist Church, officiated, with burial in Elmwood cemetery. Big Crowd Sees IOOF, Rebekohs In Session Approximately 400 persons were on hand in Blytheviile Saturday to attend a tri-stnte meeting of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri. .Judge, Robert • I. dope, Poplar .Bluff;-; past grand master of Missouri,-made the principal address at the session which convened in the' Armory?' '•• ; . Other dignitaries on hand Included Roy Ryan; grand master of Memphis; W. H. Scott, Missouri's grand master; Earnest Hillard, grand master of Arkansas, and Fred H. Pardce,,grand'representative of the Sovereign 'Grand Lodge. ' •: ' DriU'teams from Memphis, Campbell,. Mo., Sieeie and^the Blytheviile Rebekah lodge were on hand. j Theta Rho, the girls organization of the Odd Fellows and Rebckahl, received til 'charter with Mrs. M»w Boweri, Eureka Springs, president of Rebekah AMembly of Arkansas, ' A."•>. Dielrichi'BiytheviUe, district deputy grand master, presided over Uu me*Ur«. • ' Congress Gets Ike's • ^^iB«^^ ^_ t _ •• Balanced Budgets Doubling Of Foreign Aid Asked By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today a need to supply modern weapons to NortkAtlantic al .ies and to give increased aic :o the Middle and Far East requires a doubling of new foreign aid money. As had been officially predicted, le asked Congress to vote new oreign 'aid appropriations for the bookkeeping year starting July 1 01 54,860,000,000—almost double the i2,700,000,000 approved last year A number of Congress members of both parties have said the request will be sharply cut. Also, as predicted, he sought an ncrease tor the TJ.S. Information Service—135 .million .'dollars as compared with 87 millions voted Msyear. '. • Something of-.a surprise was his equest for an appropriation of 239 million dollars . for the State De- lartment, an -increase of -89 mil- ion dollars over the present year. "The Department of State," ,Eis- inhower said : in his budget: 'tries- age to Congress, "is not'.now^ ad- quately equipped with either'the itaff or facilities which are re- juired if it is to provide the time- y,' informed and coordinated poli- y guidance which is vital to the ucoess of our,total international ffdrt!" • ' . He said .one reason' for his ask- ng $4,860,000 in new foreign. aid unds is a need to supply jet air- raft, vessels and electronics sterns to NATO allies in Europe. ! He" disclosed that more 'than one tillion dollars . of the money pent'-in the new -fiscal year "-wil e concentrated in Korea; Paki,tan, Taiwan (Formosa) and Turkey." These countries are", anchors in he network of alliances which the Jnlted States has been trying to trengthen as a counter to Rusian and Red Chinese power in .sia and . the Middle East. The new'money asked by Eisen- ower is not the amount which will spent in the next fiscal ear. The 'President said expendi- ures in fiscal 1957 probably will mount to $4,292,000,000 as'tom- ared.with an estimated $4,190,000,00 this year. The difference in spending and ew money .figures is attributable the fact that funds voted in ne year are often spent in anther. The President said that in the wo previous'years there was a acklog of unspent money which lade it possible . to maintain de- eliyeries of weapons and 'equip- lerit to friendly countries. But this acklog will have dropped by June 1 to 4% billion dollars, he de- ared, and could not be further educed without cutting deliveries an undesirably low level. New Farm Program. To Cost Less Than 7955 Plan, Ike Says By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower told Con-, gress today his administration's new farm program, including a soir,bank designed to cut production and dispose of surpluses, will cost less than is' being spent this year. The budget message which Esein- hower sent to Congress said that on the assumption the new proposals are enacted, expenditures for. agriculture and agricultural resources during the fiscal year begining July 1 would be $3^64,000,000. Current year spending is estimated at 2 million dollars more or $3,376,000,00. The peak farm outlay under the present • administration was $4,411,000 in the fiscal year which ended last' June 30j The projected new spending is merely an estimate, of course. If it should be exceeded by actual outlays, the administration'would ask Congress later for more money. Not Ready •Secretary , of'Agrlcutlure Benson ;old : the Senate Agriculture Committee last,\yeek 'he was not ready to supply ddllars-and-cents details on the soil bank program. The administration's new farm- aid proposals would boost direct payments or subsidies to farmers by perhaps three quarters of a billion dollars. However, this outlay would ae partially offset by a decrease in outlays for farm surpluses. The new program envisions the retirement of upwards of 40 million acres of- land from production of cash crops. It is designed to cut production ad lessen the need for price support loans and govern- ment purchases of surplus commodities. Eisenhower said the agriculture expenditures would provide lor continued emphasis on research and educational activities, on soil afcd water conservation and on an enlarged program to help low-income farmers. He $1.5 Billion estimated that stabilizing farm. prices and > incomes in the new year would cost $1,591,000,000 compared with $2,076,000,000 this year. This decline in price suppo spending would be offset, he sai by the proposed expenditure of 4i million dollars on new programs- including payments to farmers f< taking crop land .out of productio and for' a stepped-up program t move more surplus milk into con sumption in school food- program Under one phase of the soil ban plan, farmers would be offered sub sidles of crop surpluses for under planting allotments. These paymen spending, since they would be mad from stocks for which' the govern would have little effect on ne year's ment already, has paid. Aside from price support and in come stabilization ' activities, . ex penditures for other agricultur activities would be 1 about the sam as this year. St. Francis Basin Allotment Asked WASHINGTON (AP) — Four million dollars for flqo control -work in Arkansas is included in an appropriate: recommended to Congress today by President Eisenhower. That amount is included in a 000 for Mississippi River levee $56,030,000 appropriation recom mended for Vork in the Missis sippi Hiyer and its tributaries to he 12 months beginning July \ The president recommended $50, 885,000 las'- year and Congres raised it to $51,962,500. The president recommended $2, 54,000 for the St. Francis Basin 500,000 for the Lower Arkansas River bank stabilization project and $350,000 for a similar projec n the lower White river. • In addition to the three Arkan sas projects, the .appropriation in eluded one million dollars for work on the Memphis harbor and $1,960,- some of which *are on the easter edge of Arkansas. Of the total proposed to $10 169,000 would be for construction $14,125,000 for maintenance, of isting Work; $646,000 for general in vestigations and $90,000 for advanc planning on two new projects. One New Project Money for one new project i (he lower Mississippi Valley wa budgeted by the president — $243, 000 to start and complete iloo protection work at Belzoni, Miss in the Yazoo River Basin. Planning funds were recom mended by the president in th .mount of $40,000 for New Ma drid, Mo., and $50,000 for th Baton Rouge, La., harbor. The lower Mississippi project in eludes work on that stream am major tributaries below Cape Oi rardeau, Mo. Congress has author ized a total of $1,437,700,000 worth of work and to date has appropriated some $881,500,000. Officers Get 274 Gallons Of 'Red-Eye' CARUTHBRSVILLE — It took 13 law enforcement officers, but they say they caught Williard McBroom "red-eye handed." McBroom was arrested, they have charged, while making corn whiskey at Wolf Bayou Friday night They captured him with 24 gallons of whiskey and an additional 250 fallens in the still, officers said. Two county deputies, eight state liquor agents and three federal liquor agents made the raid. '. NEW TROPHY TOR COURIER NEWS — Here's the trophy Which Col. T. H.-' Barton of El Dorado presented the Blytheviile Courier News .in Little Rock Friday. Trophies arc given to weekly »ri4. .daljy .newspapers winning most number of points in various 'ArkaMMSPress Association contests. Courier News won 1955 Sweep- Makes ( lWard by. taking firsts In' general excellence, community a«tv!ce,';countrj correspondence, and press work, make-up and typography divisions along with a number of Mcond and third PU«M * •thtr fontestl. (Courier New. Fholo) Red Cross Fund Head Appointed E. J. Cure, Blytheviile, has been appointed Regional R«d Cross Fund Chairman for Eastern Arkansas/ Announcement was made today by E. J. Butler, of Forrest City, State Red Cross Fund Chairman for 1956. Cure has served the Chlckasaw- ba District Chapter In many capacities including .fund solicitor, fund chairman, 'Chapter chairman and finance chairman. He and Slegbcrt Jledel, present chapter chairman, are attending a state fund meeting In Llttl* Mock todaj. $66Billion Outlay For '56 Asked By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) ±-President Eisenhower sent to Congress today balanced budgets for this year and next while urging- higher federal spending he. said 1 would total almost 66 billion dollars in the coming fiscal year.- ,'•; He said the. government .cpuld stay in the black in the: next 18 months by "slim" margins only'tf Congress, gives him ."the utmost cooperation" in 'holding dowii spending and awaiting a prudent time for tax cuts. .';. As long as booming prosperity continues, Eisenhower said, Congress should put at. least some reduction of the national debt- ahead of tax i slashing. - , : : . ,. His new spending-'blueprint allowed for some.debt,reduction, but not for tax .cuts. He reiterated'.that Congress should-act to keep corporation and 'excise.taxes at their present levels, rather than .allow them-to drop, as -scheduled .on April 1 to' the •' leyeis In effect befdre the''Korean War. J65.8 Billion in 1957 For fiscal 1957,, which begins; next. July -!,•-Eisenhower: proposed that Uncle Sam "spend $65,865,000,000. He estimated that federal-income in that 12-month period would be $66,300;000,000. If both, predictions are achieved, :the government will wind up the .fiscal year'with a surplus of 435 .million. -. In other main facets of 'his budget message'<'Elsenhowef: 1. Estimated that spending this/ ' year will .total $64,270,000,000, aifd that outlays in the next bookkeeping year, .will top that by $1,595,- OOp,OOO..It was the first time Eisenhower- had pointed spending upward. ; 2.' Predicted that revenues next year will be $1,800,000,000 higher than this year's, resulting-in a federal surplus this year of 230 mQr Hon. . . ' 3. Proposed to cut tlje federal debt by 74 million by June 30 to $274,300,000,000 and by the follow- . ing June 30 to $273,800,000,000. 4. Called for new appropriations of $66,291,000, — some 426 millions higher than projected spending and 4!4 billion higher than appropriations in the current year. This indicated that federal spending may be trending upward for several years. . While he cautioned against any quick tax cut, Eisenhower's budget might justify one under his. guide- seemed to leave a loophole which nes. Underestimated Revenues The budget appeared to have underestimated revenues for the second successive year. A year ago Elsenhower forecast revenues of billion dollars for this year — some 4% billions less than his new revised estimate. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey conceded at a briefing session that the revenue estimates, particularly from corporation profits, might be "unduly conservative." ~ He said ths was not by design and that no deliberate effort had been made to underestimate revenues so as to enable the administration to come up later in the year with sur- )lus estimates large enough to jus- ify tax cuts. He said, however, that if "significantly larger" surpluses of perhaps 2'5 to.3 billion dollars did develop, he would be.for a tax cut. Explaining the estimate that cor- >oration profits before, taxes will tand at about 43 billion dollars this 'ear and next, Humphrey said 'some price competition" is likely o develop. This in company witn See CONGRESS GETS on Page 5 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Party cloudy and colder this afternoon nd tonight. Tuesday considerable loudlness and continued cold with possibility of snow. High this af- ernoon, upper 20s to low 30s; low onight, 5-15. MISSOURI — Considerable clou- iness and colder this afternoon •ith occasional snow northeast; loudy tonight and Tuesday with now south and east; colder ex- reme southeast tonight; low to- ight zero to 5 above north to near ) above south; high Tuesday near 5 north to 25 south. Maximum Saturday—48. Minimum Sunday—33. Maximum yMfenlay—42. Minimum thlt morning—30. Sunrua tomorrow--7:M. Suniet today—5:14, Mean temp«r»tura—41. I'rcclpitnUon 24 noun (T a.m. w f m.)—none. ' Fradplutlon Jan, 1 to date—I»M> TMa Datl L*at T»r Maximum yeaierday—M. Minimum thli momUn-M. JM. 1 Mv«Mt—m

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