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Friday, January 20, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 262 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Bombay Rioting In Fifth Day Leaders Appeal In Vain For End to Violence By B. BOMBAY, V. RAO India Looting and shooting continued u n a b a t e d in riot-torn Bombay today for the fifth successive day. Left-wing leaders of the demonstrators appealed in vain for an end to the violence. The rioters, mostly of the Maratha race, increasingly vented their fire on Gujarat! families Many of the Gujaratis were trying to flee the city. Bombay State Qov. Harekrushna Mahtab told a meeting of leading citizens the wave of violence is "unparalleled in the history" of Bombay, India's second largest citv. The Maralhas, about half Bombay's nearly three million population, are fighting Prime Minister Nehru's plan to put the city under the federal government. The rest of the state would be split In two, forming one state where the Marathi language is predominant and the other where Gujarati is generally spoken. More Than 40 Dead Official figures, obviously laggin behind the actual casualties, put the death toll at more, than 40 since the riots erupted Monday. Property damage from wrecking, looting and burning was widespread. Authorities were besieged dozens of towns by demonstrators who demanded the officials resign. At Poona all 50 dlty councilman quit after a stone-throwing mob stormed the municipal corporation building. , Other violence centers included Ghatkopar, Kolhapur, Nipani Ghodupdeo. In this city and one .of the most severe threats came at midnight last night, when the main police armory at Nigaum was attacked by a mob seeking arms and ammunition. Police gunfire turned it back. Second in Two Months A government announcement said nine persons were killed in Bombay city in yesterday's fight- ig. It said 65 persons were injured, including 30 policemen, and 85 more rioters were arrested. Police fired into a mob of 30.000 at Kolhapur, ,250 miles south of Bombay. There was no report on casualties. The outbreak this week was the second in two months against the plan by Prime Minister Nehru's government to revist state lines on a language basis. The program calls for the division of Bombay state, with one new state taking in the Gujarti-speaktng peoples of the north and another comprising the Marathi-speakins south. Bilingual Bombay is inside the area designated for the Marathi state. but the central government decided to make it a separate stae under New Delhi idminisration. MnrathI - speaking Indians demand Bombay be made their capital and blame Gujarti influence for the government plan. Authorities have charged that Communist elements are helping to spread the violence. Jurv Awards $600 Damages A 12-msn jury yesterday awarded Earl Knlppte $600 in a circuit Court suit against Alfred Byrd and David R. Jones involving a highway collision. Knipple's car was struck last An 15 on South Highway 61 by a tractor-trailer owned by Byrd and driven by Jones. Plaintiff asked for and received $60Q damages. Circuit Court resumes Monday, had no cases today. Coming: Around World in 47 Hours- The recent record-smashing flight the British Comet III jet airliner from Montreal to London in six hours and 18 minutes puts the spotlight on America's race to catch up with Britain in jet plane passenger service. Map above, from Airplane Company data. Boeing . ... . shows a globe-girdling network oi 500-600 miles-per-hour jet passenger servici :e planned for Pan Ameri- can World Airways and American Airlines. Heavy black line traces 'round-the-world flight scheduled for 39 hours, 50 minutes of flight plus seven hours of stops. The Los Angeles-New York run will be four hours, 12 minutes. The network will use huge Boeing 707 Jet Stratolin- ers, a prototype of which has been operational for more than a year. Boeing has orders for 60 of these transports, 30 of them for American. A larger, more powerful version of the Stratoliner, called the Intercontinental 707, is in the works. Also in the jet race is Douglas Aircraft, with orders for 106 of its jet- powered DC-8's. Third big entry in the "jet derby" is Lockheed, which has redesigned its short-haul, turbo-prop, 410-m.p.h. Electra to give it a range of 3000 miles. They have orders for 138 of these 66-passenger Electras. Lockheed also sees, for 1965. an airliner that will fly faster than sound—738-760 m.p.h. at sea level. Huge craft like the Boeing 107 and the Douglas DC-8 cost between four and five million dollars apiece. Deliveries of these speedy jet passenger planes to airlines are being planned so service can start in 1958-59. Demos Voice New Calls For Foreign Policy Check By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's expression of complete faith in Secretary of State Dulles brought new calls today from two Democratic senators for a complete "re-examination" of American foreign policy. „ . , While most Senate Republicans rallied to the support of Dulles m the controversy over his "brink of war" interview, one, Sen. Jenner (R-Ind), attacked him for what Jenner called a "soft policy" toward Russian expansion. ' Jenner did not refer, however,* to the source of the most recent' controversy about the secretary of state — a Life magazine interview in which Dulles was quoted as saying' administration policy prevented war in Asia three times and that "the ability to get to the verge he necessary art." Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala'i suggested that Eisenhower "read the Life magazine interview" — something the President told his news conference yesterday he hadn't done. To Ask Review And Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said he is taking the floor ol the Senate today to call in a speech for "a review of our entire foreign policy." Sparkman said, "It is most unfortunate for' our foreign policy and for the peace of the world that Secretary Dulles let himself be quoted and pictured as he was in this article. Iii many respects it was a weird treatment of the matter and doesn'l jibe with the facs." Dulles, he said, "is sincere, and works hard, and this article was most unfortunate." Congress, he said, "is going to re-examine all the facts." Meanwhile, Dulles had a new champion in Sen. Langer (R-ND), against ad- policy pro- who frequently votes ministration foreign posals. Backed Dulles Langer arose in the Senate yes- terday^jp champion Dulles after Jenner Tjfa In a lengthy speech an election slightest no that although this is year, "I recognize obligation to support a catastrophic foreign policy because my party is in power." Jenner contended this country has let the anti - Communist nations down, and agreed at Geneva to a atomic cease-fire which he said "told Soviet leaders that they could subvert or attack small nations with impunity." Langer said that if Jenner were a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and heard Dulles testify, "I don't think he would have made that speech." Eisenhower and Dulles, Langer told the Senate, "have kept this country out GI war" and "all over this country there is a feeling we will not be brought into war." Escaped Killer Sought In Five-State Area EVANSVILLE, Ind. «—An all- out police search spread over a five-state area today for Leslie Irvfn, described as a "mad dog killer," who escaped from jail while under a death sentence for one of six killings in which he has been Indicted. Stat police received unverified reports Irvln had been seen in Ohio and in Missouri and authorities in those states Joined Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky offcers -n the search. The Mssourl State Highway Patrol received a report from a waitress »t » restaurant-motet >iear St. Louis last night that she had recognized n man as Irvln from * television picture she hafl seen of him, Seon at Roll* Early today, a .bus depot em- ploye at Rplla, Mo., 110 miles southwest of St. Louis, told the patrol she had seen there a man closety fitting Irvin's description. Th« most concentrated Match was being conducted in the Evansville area and in nearby sections of Kentucky and Illinois.. Indiana 'state police said they had received an unverified report that a mar. of Irvin's description was seen driving a dark colored car near New Albany, across the river from Louisville, Ky. Also an unidentified motorist reported a man who resembled Irvln had attempted to force him off the road between New Castle and Muncie in east central Indiana. State police said many such reports are received in widely publicized' escapes and that nil are being checked. Illinois state police put out a state wide alert for Irvln last night after authorities at- Waseka, 111., snld hey had reports he had heen seen In a Watseka tavern. WUnesKM Guarded Meanwhile, law officers and witnesses In Irvin's murder trail were given police guards as they hunted Set ESCAPEE on Pafe U Radford, Ridgway Agreed to Cuts, Wilson Claims LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense Secretary Wilson said today that he and Adm. Arthur W. Radford thought Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway agreed to cuts in Army manpower as shown in the 1954 State of the Union message, but evidently Ridgway's opinions change-dialer. Ship Strikes Radar Island Vessel Badly Damaged in Crash With Texas Tower BOSTON (If i— A ship crashed into the Texas tower 100 miles off Cape Cod, first off-shore radar "island," today and was extensively damaged. The vessel was identified by the Coast Guard as the transport Sagitta of the Atilitary Sea Transport service, a 269-foot, 5,202-ton vessel. Her starboard side crashed into the tower, tearing a hole in tanks in heer No. 2 hold. She was reported. The Coast Guard dispatched a seaplane from its Salem base to investigate and also ordered two cutters, the Evergreen and Spar to the scene. The Spar was about sixty miles away and expected to reach the scene in 3 to 3Vi hours. The Texas tower is located on a Georges Banks shoal — dangerous waters to shipping.. The Sagitta was reported trying to claw off into deeper water. Retail Sales Show Increase ST. LOUIS Iffl — Department store sales In the Eighth Federal Reserve District climbed 11 per cent in the week ending Jan. 14 overt he comparable period a year ago, it was announced today. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported sales gains ranged from 7 per cent in the Memphis area to an estimated 14 per cent in Louisville. The St. Louis area sales were up 11 per cent and Little Rock up 13 per cent. For the four-week period ending Jan. 14, the bank reported district sales were 13 per cent higher than a year ago. Near Mist CADIZ, Ohio (>P)—A demonstra. tion of the world's largest power shovel ended abruptly yesterday when Its bucket, holding 90 tons of dirt, suddenly dropped to earth, narrowly missing ten youngsters. The shovel, being taken to a Hanna Coal Co. strip mine near here, had lifted Its load 30 fee!, In the air when a gear slipped and the bucket fell. President Eisenhower had stated in that message that the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously approved proposed reductions in Army strength in 1954-55. Ridgway then was Army chief of staff. He •etired last June. Writing: in the Saturday Evening Post. Ridgway said he had "most emphatically not concurred" in the program to cut Army manpower. He also said he had been pressured to fit his views into what he called preconceived politico-military 'party line.' " Opposed Cuts Wilson got into the controversy Tuesday when he told a Washington news conference he thought Ridgway's statement about opposing Army cuts was "correct," and that the former Army chief had "continually advocated a higher strength for the Army than the other chiefs." But when the defense secretary arrived here last night he told newsmen that he and Radiord thought Ridgway had concurred in the reduction. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, backed up Wilson on this point yesterday when he said in Washington that "as far as I can recall" the'-e Was unanimity among the members of the top military group. Three New Suits Filed on Pledges Other Legal Act-ion Results In Payments Three additional Blytheville firms were sued for their industrial fund pledges today as actions against Roy Woods and W. L. Moxley were dismissed/ V/cods and Moxley yesterday paid The Blytheville Co., $400 and $500 respectively as their share of the building fund solicited nearly two years ago to locate Central Metals Products here, Upon paying, suits against them were promptly dismissed. Woods is owner of Wods Drug Store and Moxley formerly own the Mox Theater Suits initiated today involve the same building fund. They were filet against Scott Alley, owner of Scot Alley signs; J. T. o'Steen, owner of O'Steen's Photography and Jewelry and H. R. Campbell, owner of Whitsitt's-La Belle Shop. Mare Coming"? According to the complaint, Alley pledge $150 and has not paid O'steen pledged $150 and has paid $25, the complaint against him said, and H. R. Campbell pledged an additional 5200 and has not paid. Campbell, according to the filing attorney, paid $500 to the buidling fund in the initial drive. More than $5,000 is due the fund according to the Chamber of Commerce. Attorney for the Blytheville Co. has indicated further court actions may be filed against those delinquent. Swiss Officers Hunt Thieves GENEVA, Switzerland Ifl—Police searched through Switzerland and Prance today for daring thieves who made off with a truck carrying $280,000 worth of gold bars. The truck was found empty in a lane outside Geneva, a mile from the French border. The bullion, owned by a private Swiss firm, was stolen last night after it had arrived by plane from Paris. Authorities said the 551-pound shipment was loaded on a truck at the Geneva airport and the driver went to "his company's headquarters. He left the truck for a few minutes and when he returned it had disappeared, i No guards had been provided for the consignment since it Was regarded as a routine shipment in this International gold center. Police refused to. identify the driver of the truck or the firm to which the gold had been consigned. Fire Racket? PASCOAQ, R. I. (/PI—Volunteer firefighters In Northern Rhode Island are against a proposal to raise the pay of volunteers nt forest tiros from 65 cents to J1.50 an hour. Thry expressed fears at a meeting last nlght.thnt some firemen would turn tire fighting Into a "rocket." Negro Man Charged With Manslaughter CARTJTHER S V I L L E — Elmo Sturdevant, New Madrid Negro, has been bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of manslaughter After the Magistrate Court action, he was freed on $2,500 bond. Sturdevant is accused of causing the death of a woman near Steele last Christmas Day by violating traffic regulations and causing a highway wreck. , Arthur Harris was found not guilty of cav.eless and reckless driving in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court Thursday. James Scott and Theodore White both entered guilty pleas to neglect of school children and were given identical 30-day suspended sentences. Jackie E. Morse and Johnny Lee Wattle Were fined $25 each, plus costs, and given suspended sentences of 60 days each, after pleading guilty to careless and reckless driving. Ralph Turner was given suspension of $20 of a $25 fine upon payment of the remainder and costs. He pleaded guilty to careless and reckless driving. Walter Robertson, upon pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle without a license, was fined 55, plus costs, and suspended from a live-day sentence. Clifford Sanders and Robert G. Turner were fined $5 each, plus costs, after pleading guilty to driving without licenses. Clinton Midkiff pleaded guilty to careless and reckless driving and was fined $10, plus costs. D. J. Starks pleaded guilty to a charge of defective brakes and was Federal School Aid Bill Heads for House Floor Rules Committee Deadlock Said Broken; Hot Debate Expected By MARTHA COLE WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Rules Committee's deadlock over the school con- hill was rppnrterl hrnkpn tnriay, and the big debate on federal aid to schools is expected to hit the House floor next week. "And it will be a hot one," said Rep. McConnell of Pennsyl' the House Education Committee. McConnell said "there's no ques- about the bill coming out of the Rules Committee next Tuesday or Wednesday, though he said loor debate may not begin until :he following week. Other sources said the bill was coming out and debate would start Wednesday. Pending formal action by the Rules Committee next week, there was no indication how much time would be allowed for debate or what attempts, if any, might be made to restrict amendments. Segregation Big Issue Debate is expected to center largely on an expected proposal to bar federal funds to areas which segregate white and Negro pupils. There had been some speculation that the Rules Committee, which includes several veteran Southern House members, might block House action. But Speaker of the House Bay- burn (D-Tex) has been pushing for ction. The House Education. Committee has approved the Democrats' plan to grant $1,600,000,000 over a four- year period to states to help them build needed classrooms. Allocations would be based on school age population. President Kisenhower, in a special message to Congress last week, recommended granting the states I'.i billions over five years and basing allocations on need and ability. Rep. Kelley (D-Pa), author of the Democrats', bill, said he's "ready to go any time" with it. "Ready to Go" McConnell said the Republicans would try to change the measure to fit the Eisenhower program, and "we're ready to go." Rep. Powell (D-NY), said he's ready to offer the segregation amendment he has been promising for the last year. If Republicans and Northern Democrats combine to vote Powell's amendment-into the bill, its chances of passage in the Senate are regarded as highly uncertain. Sen. Hill (D-Ala), head of the Senate committee which would handle the legislation, . has said the amendment would kill the bill in he Senate. In a Rochester, N.Y., speech last' night, Sen. Byrd (D-Va) announced ^vania, senior Republican on renewed opposition to any form of federal school aid. States, cities and counties are fully able to educate their children, he said, and federal aid would bring federal controls. Several Senators Favor Presidential Disability Study By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Several senators agreed with President Eisenhower today that Congress should look into the question of who is to decide whether a president is un- 1 able to perform his duties. Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said the Constitution and the laws contain a gap which "might sometime rise up to cause confusion and uncertainty," and he added: "The best time to act is when we do not have that kind of situation before us, and I favor Congress working out some kind of satisfactory solution." Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) said in a separate interview he considers it "desirable to see if we can't find a satisfactory solution," and Sen. Eastland (D-Miss) agreed "it's a question that ought to be studied." Should Be Studied At his news conference yesterday, Eisenhower was asked if he had given any thought to the Constitution's silence on the question of who should declare a president unable to perform his duties. He said the subject should be carefully studied by Congress and the attorney general, adding it would be good for the country to work out the matter so that doubts would be resolved. Legislation to this end has been introduced in the Senate and the House, but no hearings have been held. Sen. Payne (R-Maine) has offered a bill under which a president if he felt physically unable to discharge his duties properly, would notify Congress. The vice president then would assume the presidency's powers and duties — but not the title— until the President notified Congress he was able to assume them again. If a president were unconscious or paralyzed and therefore unable to notify Congress of his disability, Payne's bill provides that the vice president shall advise the chief justice. Then the chief justice would be required to appoint a panel ; of three to five doctors, each of whom would examine the President and submit a report. If they all concluded the President was unable to perform his duties, the chief justice would notify Congress and the vice president would take 6ver. In the House Rep. Frelinghuy- sen (R-NJ) has proposed a constitutional amendment setting up procedures for the vice president to take over the President's duties. Ike Begins 4th Year in White House; Talks to GOP Tonight By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower starts his fourth year in office today still facing the big decision on whether to seek re-election. He addresses "Salute to Eisenhower" dinners tonight in his first appearance before a Republican party group since September. His remarks, to be piped by closed circuit television to an estimated 60,000 persons at fund-raising dinners in 53 cities, are not expected to shed any definite light on whether he will run again. At least one national radio net- i— work, ABC, will broadcast the event "live" to the public. The broadcast is scheduled about 10:20 p.m. ESt.i The Republican National Committee forecast a turnout of 2,000 here to hear talks by Eisenhower, fined $5, plus costs. Ruff Price pleaded guilty to a game violation and was fined $5. plus costs. Pined $5 each, plus costs, after pleading guilty to careless and reckless driving were Herbert Mays, Charles Hawkins, and Eer- nace Alexander. What's in a Name? McAMSTER, Qkla. W) - Directors ot the National Bank of Mc- Alcster feel their new colleague is a natural. They named to board mem- borihlp Paul T. Million Jr. Cabinet members and others. $2.5 Million Sen. Goldwater of Arizona, who heads the OOP Senatorial Campaign Committee, said he thinks national Republican organizations will net about 2'/ 2 million dollars from the slOO-a-plate dinners. State and local organizations would get the same amount. Sen. Knowland of California Is listed as the speaker for a dinner at Palm Beach, Pla. Vice President Nixon will speak in Chicago, Secretary of Defense Wilson in Los Angeles, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey in New York, Secretary of Agriculture Benson in Houston, Tex., and Postmaster General Summerfield in Portland, Ore. Recovery Chief Factor Eisenhower's second-term decision, he promised yesterday, will be announced "as soon as it is firmly fixed in my mind." He indicated at his news conferece that the chief factor is the degree of recovery he makes from a Sept. 24 heart attack. "It would be idle," the 65-year- old President said, "to pretend that my health can be wholly restored to the excellent state in which the doctors believed it to be in mid-Sepember." Adding that his doctors report his progress is normal and satisfactory, Eisenhower said,' "My future life must be carefully regulated to avoid excessive fatigue." Quemoy Shelled TAIPEI, Formosa (/P)—All was reported quiet across the Formosa Strait today after yesterday's big bombardment by the Chinese Reds —2,943 shells at Quemoy and adjacent Nationalist islands. The bombardment was the biggest since Sept. 3, 1954. Nationalist officials Both Sides File Briefs In Southland Hearing Briefs from both sides in the court fight over a proposed dog racing track at West Memphis have been submitted to Chancellor W. Leon Smith. Chancellor Smith, who set todays as the deadline for the filing of the briefs on whether he has Jurisdiction in the suit, said he had not yet had time to study them and could not estimate when he will make a decision. Southland Racing Corp.'s brief was received yesterday, Chancellor smith said. Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry, representing the state Racing Commission, filed his brief earlier this week. Southland, in its brief, argued that Crittenden Chancery Court has jurisdiction to decide the case as a declaratory judgment action. Gentry, in his brief, contended that a provision in the state dog racing law allowing appeals from commission decision to a chancery Racing Commission last refused to issue a permit court was in conflict with the state constittlon. The month for Southland's dog track at West Memphis, saying only that it felt the denial was "In the best interests of Arkansas." Southland sued in the Crittenden court, contending that the commission must grant a franchise if promoters of a track meet moral and financial qualifications of the dog racing law. Mixed Up Motorist TAMPA, Fia. I/PI— Police here met a mixed up motorist yesterday. He was going the wrong way on the wrong street in the wrong city. A patrol car was almost hit by an automobile going the wrong way on one-way Florida Avenue. When they straightened the driver out on that, he said he thought he was on High- said a lew soldiers were wounded, way No. 1 In Jacksonville. New Drive-In Open Tomorrow Gay's Drive-In Barbecue opens for business tomorrow on East Main near the city limits. Operated by Ml', and Mrs. Gaylord Lewis, the drive-in will sell barbecue, sandwiches, ice cream and frozen custard. Free coffee, doughnuts and ice cream cones will be dispensed tomorrow from U a.m. until 11 p.m. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy and not quile so cold this afternoon and tonight. Saturday, mostly cloudy with showers by Saturday night. High this afternoon, low to high 30s; low tonight, low 20s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy with considerable cloudiness and scattered light snow north this afternoon and tonight; not quite so cold west and central tonight; Saturday cloudy with light snow and northwest and west central and light rain or snow extreme southwest; Low tonight about 5 north to 15 south; high Saturday around 20 extreme north to 25-35 south. Minimum this morning—36. Maximum yesterday—24. Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Sunset today—5:18. Mean temperature—30. precipitation 24 hours (7 (i.m, to T a.m.)—.80. Procllptntlon Jan, 1 to dnte—nona, This Date Mil Vear Maximum yesterday—39, Minimum thla morning—30. precipitation Jan. 1 to d«t«-.M.

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