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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP MORTHEAET ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEABT MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 249 Blythevffle Courier BlytheviUe D»Uy Hew Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Dulles Tells Newsmen: 'Calculated Risk Necessary When Interests at Stake' WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said today the United States must take "a calculated risk for peace 1 " when its vital interests are challenged by a potential ag- g reSS °Commentirig on-liis-brink ^ ^ sta t em ent iB-iile-fflagaHne, Dulles said the article : !'tends to emphasize over simplification and special emphasis " ;_. - £ Dulles also to!d, a news confer- forced to the verge of conflict by ence the article had given him too outside action and not by its own much credit and be regretted that „,,„,•„' . although he did not ' regret • that Ford Stock Price Set At $64.50 WASHINGTON (AP) — A price of ?64'.50 a share was placed today on tomorrow's vast public offering'of Ford Motor Co. stock. The Ford Foundation, Inc., will reap $642,600,000 fronv.the biggest corporate equity financing in history. ' "' The price was reported,to the Securities and Exchange Commission -as the final legal step..required before the 10SOO,OOO a 'common shares are offered tomorrow rooming. The underwriters • —; some 722 securities firms across the country — have reported almost unprecedented investor interest in the issue which admits the public, into coownership With the heirs of the company founder, the, late Henry Ford. .-.•--».(., • 87 Amendment * The price was supplied'-by an • amendment to the original Ford registration statement filed with SEC last Dec. 21 as required by The commission -will meet this afternoon to consider the prospectus. It is expected to clear the issue speedily. The stock then can be, listed for trading on the New York, Detroit, and other major See FORD on Page 1Z Long Term Aid Asked by Dulles WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of "State Dulles appealed to Congress today to provide authority to make long term foreign aid commitments in order to compete successfully with Russian aid offers, particularly in Asia. At a news conference, Dulles expressed confidence that Congress eventually will help the administration solve the long-term aid problem, one It understands the program mind. Dulles presented his own arguments as Undersecretary Herbert Hoover Jr. carried the same plea to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. May Be Scrapped some 'people approve what he ha done. The article, which stirred criticism of Dulles both in'thls country and abroad, came under discussion •for 23 minutes in his hews conference. Dulles finally stopped the questioning by saying he thought the sub'ject had been discussed enough. < Backing Away In some respects, DuUes appeared to be backing away from the hard hitting pro-Dulles, tough- war line taken by the Life article written by James-Shepley. : Dulles told reporters one sentence in a quotation attributed to him was ambiguous. He also stressed he had not written the headline which credited him three times avoiding war...— in the Formosan, Korean and Indo- Chinese crisis.;. The ambiguous sentence, Dulles said, was in a quotation which began by saying that "You have to take chances for peace just as you must take chances In war." Nothing New Dulles stood by that statement completely today but insisted there was nothing new in it. The Life quotation then went on to the effect that "Of course we were brought to the verge of war. The ability to get. to the verge'without getting into war is the necessary art." Dulles said the ambiguity could be cleared up if the word "brought" was emphasized — to indicate that the United States was * * ' * There had been some indications over the weekend that the plan for commitments lip to 10 years would be scrapped. A reporter asked'Dulles whether the administration intends to drop its fight for such long-range - authority. Dulles said it is vitally important to make the world "understand at this time that the United States will continue some foreign aid over a long period, rather than engage Jn what he called single-shot opera tions. C.ofC.toStudy AF Council Organization • Chamber of' Commerce board members and representatives .of City Council will meet at City Hall at 2:30 p.m^Thursdsy to discuss formation of .a Blytheville Air Force Base Community Council. Meeting with them will be Raymond C. Morrison, regional representative for the Office of Community Service, U. S. Air Force, Ft. Worth... , • Morrison will discuss activities of councils in other Air Force communities. Representatives of the Chamber and Council flew to Little Rock last month to study the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Jack- ionvillf) Community Council setup M it applies to the base near Jacksonville. The council is designed to inte: grate Air Force personnel with communities and to assist airmen to civic life. .•-.-..' An abbreviated version of the Little Rock organisation haa been forecast tor Blyttevilk. To AX Board UTTLK ROCK UPr-HusseU Owens of Marked Tree jtattrdar wa» n-appnlntid by Ow, OrtalFaubui to the Arkansas flUtfc Collet* Board Damage Suit Heard In Court A damage action was being heard in 'Circuit Court .today as the result of a two-year-old automobile accident. -> Mrs. Lois Jeffries has charged Anita Elizabeth "Susie" McWaters with responsibility in a collision in the 1000 block of W. Main Feb. 20, 1954. Miss McWaters, driving a station wagon belonging to Langston-McWaters Buick Co., was making a turn into a driveway when struck by Mi's. Jeffries' car. Mrs. Jeffries was injured :in the accident. ' Seven cases on the docket were disposed of yesterday afternoon. They were: Irvin Steele Manufacturing Co., vs. W. L. Thomas, Thomas Manufacturing Co., judgment filed. Belleville Cooperative Grain Co., vs. W. H. Sheiton, judgment to plaintiff by default. Associates Discount Co. vs. George Mtirley, judgment by default for possession,^ damages waived. Louis George Motor Co. vs. Emery L. Wright, dismissed. , ' Marvis Dann vs. William Lawrence Lester et al, judgment to plaintiff by default. Lewis Gin Co. vs. Floyd Densmore, judgment filed. Eva Bradshaw vs.. Mrs. Joe Alexander, dismissed by agreement. Japs to Aid Of Baldys^ ICHIKAWA, Japan (*>—A Japa-. nese research institute today renprt,- ed..'.'a. tuberculosis-treatment drug has proVed 'extremely effective in growing hair on bald heads—"If used persistently." The Chemotherapy Institute said the druf, Identified only as "ceph- •runtln," hu grown htir on 310 of MO bald men and women In six months of experiments. "But," Mid a spokesman, "patients mint UM It very persistently. If U It to trow hslr, the; must tmke It orally, let It YU Injection, and n* * HMMitf M tb Brogdon, Gardner Get Top Jaycee Awards At Gardner Miss Brogdon Ike Stills Demand for Tax Cut; Demos Tee Off on Budget By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower appeared today to have quieted for the present at least demands in Congress for a general tax reduction in this election year. But his requests for an increase in appropriations drew fire from many Democrats. Republicans, on the other hand, praised his estimates that the budget will be. balanced. • With Eisenhower urging "prudence" .on tax slashing that would unbalance the budget, Democrats for the .most part adopted a cautious attitude until first - quarter tax receipts are counted and the revenue, picure jells. Eisenhower yesterday sent to Congress a balanced budget for this year and next based on continuation of present tax rates. t His figures called for government income of $64,800,000,000 and. outgo of $64,270,000,000, With » Chief Roy Head Hails Cooperation Offered By City Councilman Roy Head, Blytheville's veteran fire chief; today hailec the attitude of Ward 2, Alderman Kemper Bruton, chairman of the fcity's new Fire and Police Committee, as f "one of the .greatest, things, I. have .seen, in all o£ P my«years' -service-wita the city." Bruton represented the eommitee + at the Fire Department's - weekly ' training class last night and pledged the wholehearted cooperation of himself, his committee and the new administration with the department. "He told us he wanted to/work with us'in every way possible to make our department still better," Head said. "His even volunteered his service to help us^fight any fire. He gave us his permission to place his name and telephone number on our call board so that,we might call him if we feel his services are needed." "And in all my years of service with the city, this' is one of the finest gestures I have received from any member of a" city administration," the. chief said. To Be Called He stated that he has instructed men on duty to call Mr. Bruton on any major fire. "I wish more people would take this attitude," Chief Head stated. "We are a small but growing department. We are short on manpower and there are times when we need all the help we can get, particularly on some of our larger fires. ''And, too, I am awfully glad to know that the new city administration is offering to work with us and- the other departments of the city. It takes cooperation from all quarters to make for a good city government." Asks Public At the same time. Chief Head again appealed to the public to "give us whatever help they can." One of the best ways the public can help, A he said. Is "not to take off after the fire truck everytime there is a fire. "Very often we want to lay a line of hose right down the middle of a street and when we have people crowding around, this slows us up. - • . • 'All we are interested in is giving the people of Blytheville better fire service and protection." Other members of the Firemen and police Committee are Aldermen K. M. Larkin of Ward One and Rupert Crafton of Ward Three. New Israel Preparedners Plan Pushed JERUSALEM (in — A four-point preparedness program to bolster Israel against the threat of Arab attack is being, pushed by- Premier David Ben-Guriori's M«pal party.; The plan, drawn up to counter the feared effects of Communist arm* shipment* to the Arab states, would place Israel on a near-wartime austerity footing. . The program/which wil Ibe de. bated In Israel's Parliament, would: 1. Remove all luxuries from Israel's economy. 5. Launch ^n extensive civil defense program. 3. MobiUte more manpower In the higher age groups for farm work Mid bar persons of military a»<i from leaving the country. 4. Levy (defense tax to finance a program Including * new advltoiy Snow Forecast For Tonight State Due to Get First Precipitation Of the New Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shivering Arkansas today was due for 1956. its first precipitation of With temperatures near freezing or below, snow was forecast for north Arkansas late today and rain or a mixture of rain and snow for the remainder of the state. Early today, the state was 2.80 inches below its normal rainfall by this time of year. The u. S. Weather Bureau. Little Rock said occasional -light snow Would begin falling in northwest Arkansas this afternoon with the remainder of the state expected to receive snow or rainfall a little later. It was expected to continue tomorrow. In 20s Tonight Temperatures tonight were expected to drop to the 20s. . Last night, Blytheville recorded the state's low reading of 1.9 degrees. At Fayettevilie, the low was Just four degrees cooler than the high temperature yesterday. Readings of 21 degrees were reported last night at Flippin, Fort Smith and Pine Bluff. It's expected to ' become even colder Thursday under clearing skies. Mrs. Luce Injured ' NEW YORK (fl—A torn ligament in the left wrist Is the doctor's diagnosis of Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce's injury when she slipped In the bathtub of-her New York apartment yesterday morning. The U.S. ambassador to Italy thought for a time that the wrist might be broken. surplus of 230 millions, in this bookkeeping year ending June 30. For the following year, ending June 30, 1957, he estimated federal income at $66,300,000,000 against spending of $65,865,000,000, for -a surplus of 435 '• millions. "Reduce Debt First" He told Congress the surplus should go toward reducing the national debt, and asked lor "the utmost cooperation" in keeping the government in the black. Sen. George (D-Ga), an advocate of tax reduction for taxpayers in the low and middle-income groups, said, "We'll have to wait until the figures are in for the first quarter of the year." • "Nobody wants a tax cut if It's going to create a deficit," he said, but added: . • . "I'm still very, hopeful we-can have a tax cut." ,, Chairman Cannon (D-Mo) of the House Appropriations Committee said he was disappointed because the budget offered "no hope, no prospect-whatever: of a -reduction m-taxes." Byrd "Disturbed" Chairman Byrd (D-Va) of, the Senate Finance Committee said he is "disturbed and disappointed" by increased government spending based "on the premise, apparently, that the present boom will continue, and this no one can.predict." GOP House Leader Martin of Massachusetts called the prospective balanced budget "a major achievement.'" Sen. Bridges 'of New Hampshire, chairman of the Senate GOP' Policy Committee, said Eisenhower "has made good the balanced budget pledge." Meanwhile, an income tax' relief bill for farmers was introduced by Rep. Cooper (R-Tenn) In what appeared to be a counter to Eisenhower's proposal to exempt from the 2-cents-a - gallon federal tax gasoline used on farms. • Advocating more "direct and Immediate" farm relief, Cooper,proposed a new optional income. tax deduction to benefit farmers gross- Ing' less than $10,000 a year. National Guard Lists Openings 1 Authorized Strength Boosted to 157 - Plan to fill the new authorized strength of 157 men in Company "M" National Guard Unit are now in full swing, it was announced. Originally, the full quota was 121. The increase comes as a result of the many men who return from acth'e duty to finish their military requirement in the National Guard. In addition, high school students also are beginning to fulfill military requirements by joining the Guard. The lowest paid man in the, National Guard receives S1.30 per hour, it was pointed out. Company "M" plans in inductions after May because the last recruit training program begins at that time and ends the week before leaving for summer encampment at Port Polk, Louisiana. The Armory is located at 300 South Second Street. Annual DSA Banquet O don, Jim Gardner aad seven hard-working Junior Chamber of Commerce members were honored for jobs well done during 1955. More than 100 Jaycees and their guests attended the annual Awards Banquet o£ the club last night. " Miss Brogdon, County Auditor since 1952. was recipient of the Jaycees' Good Government Award, given each year to a local public servant. Gardner, whose list of civic v and. church activities is probably as Imposing as that of any Dlstingushed Service Award winner in the lO^-year history of "the event, was named man of the year. Other Citations Special citations went from the Jaycees to Nick Powers, the Courier News and radio-station KLCN. Named Key .Men In the Jayce* organization for 1955 were Bill Williams, L. D. Garner, Chester Caldwell, P. D. Poster, Harry Parr and Joe Warren. . . . Usually only five Key Men., are selected, but Jaycee President- Bill Hrabovsky explained that an.addi- tional award was made to Warren, who is state vice-president' of th» organization. Charles Moore, a past state Jaycee president and active member of the Blytheville club, presented Gardner with the DSA. Activities Here's a partial list of Gardner 1 ! activities: Past National. Cotton Picking Contest chairman; past president BlythevUle Y; Red Cross board i member; past president of North' Mississippi County Boy Scout' District (two terms); 1953-54 Cancer Association chairman; Past judge advocate American Legion; board member Eastern Arkansas Council of Boy Scouts; vice president Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association; member advisory board NCPC; Farm. Bureau member; deacon, superintendent, of Sunday school, pulpit committee, 'chairman stewardship 1 committee, chairman" building and planning' committee, all of First Baptist • Church; president Mississippi County Baptist Brotherhood, and member Arkansas Tuberculosis Association Board. Began Iniyi Miss Brogdon, who received her award from attorney Elbert Johnson, began working for the -county in 1937 when she joined the staff of the Sheriffs office. Since that time, Johnson said, she has ben looked on as 'one of the county's most valuable employes. "People who come !n regular contact with county government—such as lawyers—soon realize her value to the county," Johnson stated. Finalists in the Man of the Year event were named prior to presentation of Gardner's award. They were Hrabovsky, Warren, Frank Ellis and Williams. Gardner, a Blytheville attorney, is a native of Cross County, a World War II veteran and a graduate of See AWARDS on Page 12 Caldwell Ike to Address • , * 'Salute' Rallies WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower will address "Salute to Eisenhower" Republican rallies being held here and throughout the nation Friday evening. Announcing this today, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said Eisenhower may speak in person at the rally here, with his remarks carried to other rallies.by closed circuit or general broadcast. Or he may speak from the. White House. These details have not jet been decided. It will be the President's first participation in a public political affair since his September heart attack. Hagerty sad he does not expect Eisenhower to disclose at that time But Warm: 'We Were Here F irst'— Byrd Welcomes Reds to Antarctic By SAUL PETT ABOARD USS.WYANDOT, Me- Murdo Sound, .Antarctica («—Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd has welcomed the Russians to the ant- aretic's Wilk'es Land with a subtle reminder that the Americans got to much of It first. The director -of U.S. antarctic programs disclosed that he had sent * message to Dr. M. M. samov, leader of the Soviet expedition aboard th« ship Obrot, which reportedly reached the Knox coast Jan, I, Comtesjr Oesiare Byrd's message was a courtesy gtntun. But It wiw also clear that w«« btttt MM ABMT- lean fliers of Operation Deepfreeze already had flown over the area assigned to the Soviets under the International' Geophysical Year's pro'gram of scientific observation. This could be significant when and if k the United States lays claims to the large slices of the antarctic It has explored in recent weeks. Thus far the U.S. government says it has made no claims— and recognizes none. "I we'lcome you to Wllkes Land," the message said. "Hope,you are having good luck finding your IOY base site. We recently Hew over Interior In vicinity of your planned ln)*nd bases, surface does not up- ranges between 11,000 to 13,000 feet elevation. We would like to exchange weather Information..." U. S. Navy fliers flew four missions deep Into the unexplored area where the Russians are schduled to set up their bases. One of these nights, on Jan. S, went all the way to the Knox coast. Operation Deepfreeze closed the book on Its program of long flights for this season with three weekend missions deep into the Interior of the continent. The. expedition's four long-range planes—two twin- engine N e p t u n e s and two four- engine Skymasters—will fly tomorrow to New Zealind en route whether he will seek re-election. Will Be Studied The President's remarks certainly will be studied carefully by politicians .however, for any possible clue as to his intentions. Hagerty also announced that on Thursday morning the President will hold a news conference (10:30 AM., CST). It will be his first, in Washington since last Aug. 4, about seven weeks before his heart attack. However, Elsenhower held an informal question and answer session with newsmen at Key West. Fla., on Jan. 8 when he said "my mind is not fixed to such an extent it can't be changed" on whether to bid for another four years in the White House. Thinks He'll Run On the big second term question, former President Herbert Hoover said at the White House today, alter a conference with Eisenhowr, should seek re-election. Hoover had called on Elsen- hower to discuss government re- organlzation recommendations made last year by a study commission which he headed. A newsman recalled that Hoover recently said he favors a second term for Eisenhower, despite the President's heart attack. Asked whether ho still feels 'that way, Hoover replied: "Yes, I do, always provided he considers himself physically able." In response to another question, •M 1KB OB P>ce U Foster Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Cloudy and continued .cold this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with a possibility of occasional snow tonight and Wednesday. High this afternoon, low to mid 30s; high tomorrow, low 20s. MISSOURI — Cloudy with scattered light snow this afternoon; continued cloudy tonight and Wednesday with snow extreme south tonight spreading over the state Wednesday and becoming mixed with freezing rain or rain extreme southeast Wednesday afternoon; Warner southeast and extreme south Wednesday; low tonight near 5. above north to 10-15 south; hlfih Wednesday 10-15 northwest to near 32 southeast. Maixmum,yeflt«day—37. Minimum thla morning—Ifl. Bunrlao tomorrow—7:09. Sunset today—5:14. Mean temperature—38. Precipitation a4 houn (1 a.m. to f a.m.)—none. Precipitation J«n, 1 to d«t«—nonfc TDH »»u tut v»r Maximum y«t«rday—flO. Minimum this morning—34. FrKtpltMtaB Ma. 1 W •>»-.«.