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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 353 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Report on Survey Made Traffic and Parking Changes Are Unfolded Changes in,handling of Blytheville traffic and parking were unfolded yesterday as a traffic engineer pointed out that Blytheville "must do something about getting the traffic to ' where it wants to go — downtown." Meeting with New Street Fights Mark Sixth Day Of Bombay Violence By B. S. V. RAO BOMBAY, India (AP) — Rioting erupted anew in Bombay State today and threatened to spread to other parts of the country as protests mounted against Prime Minister Nehru's plan to redraw the map of India. Angry demonstrators battled po-* lice and put the torch to big cot-' ton warehouses in the scarred city of Bombay. Reports of fresh violence came from other parts of the state in the sixth straight day of disorder. Word of disturbances also came from the States of West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar where demonstrators, apparently aroused by the Bombay riots, began staging their own protests against Nehru's reorganiation plans. To Slilil State The Bombay crisis stemmed from the government's intent to split the state into three parts: The Marathl-speaking south, the Gujarati-speaking north and bilingual Bombay City under federal control. Nehru's ruling Congress party faces a dilemma over Maratha • demands for including of Bombay * City in the Marathi-speaking state. About half the city's three million people are Marathas. Some observers believe the party will lose its longtime stronghold of Bombay unless Nehru yields to the demands. Neilru's top foreign policy adviser. V. K. Krishna Menon, arrived in Bombay en route to New Delhi from D.N. headquarters in New York. To Discuss Situation Political, sources said Menon probably will discuss the situation with Bombay City officials. Police declared the riot situation was improving in Bombay City. But before noon today they had counted two new dead raising the official toll to 51. Sonic observers said the actual count may be double the official tally. Authorities said seven persons perished yesterday in clashes with police and five others died ip hospitalt: from wounds suffered earlier this week. Police said they were shot while trying to loot shops. Bombay police said they had arrested 1,806, persons in the rioting so far this week. Most of today's action in this city centered abound the famed "Cotton Green" area where some 5,000 rioters milled about while the warehouses blazed. Scattered reports of violence out- See BOMBAY on Page 8 Rowland Hughes To Resign As Budget Director Brundage Picked By Eisenhower as His Successor By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON f/Pi — Rowland Hughes is stepping down as President Eisenhower's chief budget officer after helping pilot the government within sight of its first balanced budget since 1951. To replace Hughes April 1, Eisenhower announced yesterday he would appoint Percival P. Brundage, a former accounting executive who has been serving as dep- Mayor Seeks Gathings Aid For Airport Mayor Toler Buchanan has asked U,. S. Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings to aid the city in Us effort to establish a municipal airport here. In a letter to the Congressman, Buchanan said he has been informed by a representative of the Civil Aeronautics Authority that "Blytheville cannot be considered eligible for federal aid" on an airport project. The mayor's letter did not go into detail, but he said in an interview that CAA's A actions were taken because Blytheville hnd released its claim to land now occupied by Blytheville Air Force Base. Buchanan saioT, "CAA is more interested In CAA than in, the Air Force." Buchanan told Gathings that the city is now attempting to establish a municipal airport and would appreciate the cooperation and participation of CAA. He asked Gathings 1 assistance by, "determining with the headquarters of CAA If they will participate with us.". uly budget director. Brundage from Montclair, N. J. Just last Monday, Elsenhowe told Congress he expected th budget to be in balance tthus fi year which ends June 30. ne als submitted a balanced budget fo the coming fiscal year as well. Personal Reasons Hughes cited "compelling person al and family reasons" for lea\ ing his post. He did not say wha these were. Before joining the admiulstratioi as deputy budget director near!; three years ago, Hughes was comp troller of the National City Ban of New York. It was not immedi ately clear whether he would re turn to that job. Hughes shared the spotlight dui ing the controversy last year ove the Dixon-Yates private power con tract. The Budget Bureau hat been involved in early negotiation on that contract which since has been repudiated by the govern ment. Brundnge, 63, is in line to be come the third budget directo since the Eisenhower administra tion took office three years ago The first was Joseph M. Dodge a Detroit banker. Brundage for merly was senior partner of Price Waterhouse & Co., a New York accounting firm which has been associated with surveys of government efficiency. nanan and City Council's Traffic Committee was Adrian Court. Although Court pointed out that yesterday's report was only a preliminary one and subject to some changes, he said the formal version of it will be presented to City Council probably within the next 30 days. However, here are a few of the points he touched on in yesterday's session : » PROBLEM— Of the 1100 downtown parkers, 75 percent of them are people who work downtown . . and who are depriving the customer of parking places. Only seven percent are shoppers and another 5 percent are people seeking services in the downtown area. Nearly 40 percent of the parkers in the metered areas are meter feeding and staying put eight hours a day or longer. And, according to his survey, people shopping in Blytheville will walk about one block to buy what they want after parking. "True, they'll walk several blocks in Memphis, but they have to have a pretty strong incentive to buy to make a trip to Memphis anyway." RECOMMENDATION — Set up areas outside the congested area where all-day parkers may occupy a space at the rate of three hours for a dime. Such meters would accept three dimes at once to give the parker nine hours to get back to his car. The city must be alert to purchase property which would develop into nearby parking areas and at the same time make meter feeding and all-day parking in the customer area both exepensive and difficult.] Nothing, in this manner will work unless rigid enforcement follows through on parking regulations. City will probably need a three- wheel motorcycle which, Court said. will pay for itself. ' HE ASKED FOR IT — Kep. Jack B. Brooks (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, got more than he bargained for from the General Services Administration in Washington. He asked officials there for papers dealing with the operations of a government-owned nickel plant at Nicaro, Cuba. Instead of an armful of papers, he got 37 filing cabinets filled with information. Three of the filing cabinets are shown being unloaded from a truck at the House Office Building. Administrations Peace Theme Hit By Sen. Sparkman By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) said today that the Eisenhower administration has "bluffed and blustered" without "liberating a single nation from the Communists or even holding the containment line." "kept the countr; Father of Sheriff ferryman Dies Services were held at 2 p.m. today in Jonesboro for Charley C. Berryman, father of Mississippi Qounty Sheriff William Berryman. Mr. Berryman died Thursday night at his home in Trumann. He was 82 years of age, a retired farmer and lifetime resident of Craighead and Poinsett Counties. He was born in Craighead County. In December, Mr. Berryman suffered a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Berryman, of Trumann; a daughter,' Mrs. Etta Workman, of Blytheville; a sister, Mrs. Desta- mona Prizzell, of Kansas Ctiy Mo.; three grandchildren and one gi-eat-grtmdchiKp The Rev. Louis Travis officiated at services. Burial was nt Pine Hill Cemetery With Farmers Union Funeral Home in charge. Mayor Mails $1,250 Check To Pay for Special Count City of Blytheville has sent a $1,250 check to the Bureau of Census, asking for a special population count In order to obtain it larger share of state "turnback funds. Action was approved In last week's City Council meeting. Present turnback from sales tax, gasoline tax nnd luxury tax Is based ,on slightly more' than 18,000 population. Believing that present population Is near 20,000, Council hope* to UurctM ttM turabuk by the some $16,000 a year through new census. Total coat Is expected to be $1,690, Mayor Toler Buchanan said. . Maps were forwarded to the bureau and attention was called to a 10-block area south of the city limits and west of Elm street which Is petitioning for annexation, Buchanan said h« hopes the now urea may be Included In Ihc new count. Buchanan asked for early •ctlou by UM Joint City, Base Council Plan Set Up Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce, city government and officers of Blytheville Air Force Base yesterday set in motion the machinery which will develop into a base-community council set-up. In a session yesterday Chamber* of Commerce's Board of Directors lamed Chamber President S. E. Tune, Mayor Toler Buchanan, Chamber Manager Jada McGuire and City Clerk W. I. Malin to a steering committee which will take the first steps in the plan. Joined by AF They will be joined by four representatives of the Air Base and wtti set forj.n. a slate ol,. members ' " _PKOBl!EM and'Intersections, at key points are choked with traffic. The rate of Increase in vehicles in Blytheville Is going up faster than that for Arkansas and the rest of the nation. Streets are too narrow to handle present traffic and as the number of vehicles goes up, this problem will get worse. Of the vehicles entering the city on U. S. 61, only about 300 per day are through traffic ... the remainder is bound for downtown, the air base or to the industrial area south of town. RECOMMENDATION — Pa rallel parking for downtown Main, Broadway and Walnut. The space is desperately needed for the movement of traffic. Main, widest of the downtown streets, would just about be adequate with no parking at all. About 50 parking places will be lost in making the change-over . There should be no parking on major streets less than 28 feet In width and parking on only one side of the street on major streets slightly wider. North-south movement has suffered as most protection has been given to east-west streets. Protected Streets Certain key north-south streets are going to have to be protected by stop signs so traffic may move freely in this direction. Traffic impediments (stop signs, stop lights) should be removed in certain spots—namely at Park and Sixth, 21st and Rose, and "about lalf of that arrangement" at McHaney and U. S. 81. Street widening is obviously needed. Though expensive, it may be planned. Where new subdivisions connect with major streets, they should be required to construct itreets on an 80-foot right of way. Turning right on red lights should be halted. It hasn't worked well in >ther cities and is a definite hazard. Certain key intersections should >e widened immediately— Sixth and 'ark. Chickasawba and Division and Chickasawba and Sixth. Important Street U. S. 61 from the north some day should run out Division to con- See TRAFFIC on Page 8 council. '•'•"• It is expected that this groi will include the mayor, president of the Chamber, county judge possibly other officials or presidents of other civic groups. Each will have a military counterpart. When the policy-making group is appointed, it will in turn make appointments to four general areas of base-community relations — police, health and safety; housing, commercial; recreation, religious, education and welfare services, and publicity and community relations. Committee Personnel Each of these committees will be made up of civilians and their military counterparts at the base. Speaking to yesterday's ga^her- ing was Ray Morrison, the Air Force's regional representative for community relations from Dallas. Col. Gordon Timmons, Air Base Group commander, and Col. R. W. Paulson, new base commander, made brief remarks to the Chamber's board. Timmons told the board that the Air Force is happy with its relations with the city, but that it is anxious to see a permanent organization set up to deal with specific problems and projects. Morrison outlined functions of the council, emphasizing that it may be organized in any manner in which it will best serve. He, too, said reports he'd received said base-community relations in Blytheville have been good. "Use* ft*' oup { Welfare Office Motes Changes Persons living in the Luxora-Vicoria area who wish to apply for •elfare assistance must come to Bly- hevllle office, it was announced oday. Floyd E. Irby, director Of the MIs- Issippl County welfare office, said ommodities will continue to be re- eased in Osccola, The area extends West of Hlgh- >ay 61 to the county line, north of Highway 40 and South of County oad 120. In addition, It Includes the ncorporated city limits of Luxora ,nd Reiser. Those living outside of Celser will continue to apply at the Osccola office, Irby said. Transfer Is being made, he said, n an effort to speed processing of ppllcatlons nnd to equalize visitor 'l stenographer hads. Blythcvllle's welfare office is lo- «*t«l jutt wwt at tbt oMrtbowt. NeedyWomonNot Eligible for Aid The needy woman who has nine children and is without income so far is ineligible for welfare aid, the Rev. Morris McGuire stated today. The Rev. Mr. McGuire pointed out that in order to be eligible, she will have to sign a statement saying she will prosecute her husband fo- desertion. So far, he said, she has not agreed to prosecute. "But they were cold and hungry and the wonderful response of the people of this area has been of great help to the woman and her children," the Rev. Mr. McGuire said. NEW BASE COMMADER—Col. Robert W. Paulson of Shu* Air Force Base, S. C., has been named Base Commander of Blytheville Air Force Base. He succeeds Col. Gordon Timmons who will become Air Base Group commander. A veteran of the ETC- in World War n, Colonel Paulson holds the Legion of Merit. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, the Criox de Guerre and various theater ribbons. An electrical engineer, he attended the University of Washington and California Institute of Technology. He's a native of Burlington, Wash., is married and the father of two daughters and a son and makes his home at 1518 W. Hearn. He's a veteran of 15 years military service. -{Air Force Photo) City Purchases Two Nev/Ccsrs More Flood Aid WASHINGTON Eisenhower today pi — President authorized an additional million dollars for federal aid In California areas damaged by floods. This makes a total of two million dollars so far set aside for the purpose. Sparkman, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee, spoke in an interview in tin I wake of a series of Republican j speeches last night plugging hare j at the theme that President Ei j senhower h; j out-of war.' Vice President Nixon told a "Sa lute to Eisenhower" dinner in Chi cago that "strength, firmness anc courage is the way to peace with' out surrender. . "And the American people wan 1 four more years of that kind decisive leadership," Nixon de clared. To Meet With George With foreign policy moving er into political controversy. President Eisenhower invited Sen George (D-Ga), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to the White House Monday for a conference viewed on Capitol Hill as an effort toward a renewa of a bipartisan approach to major foreign problems/ George disclosed the invitation yesterday in an interview in which he endorsed proposals by Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) and others for a full-scale review of foreign policy. George told reporters he didn't believe "any fundamental policies" would be uprooted but that some sectors of the foreign policy situation "need a more complete review than they have ever been given by Congress." Praised by Dewey In New York, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey said Eisenhower has become "the embodiment of the fervent hope of millions . . . for the eventual day of ^ust pface amonw nations." .. /,., f Former^ New 'Vork Gov. Thomas E. Dewey said in Baltimore that because of the administration's foreign policies, "the aggressor knows at last, that if he starts n conquest he Will be opposed by overwhelming force." Nixon asserted the world must understand that "we have the capability to defend ourselves against aggression and that we have the intention and will to take appropriate action against a potential enemy if it engages in aggression." "Saved Nation" Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the Senate GOP Policy Committee said the Republicans "have saved this nation from the holocaust of war— during a period of world crisis which has never been surpassed in the history of mankind." If that is what the Democrats criticize, he said in a speech at Winston-Salem, N. C., "then I fail to understand them nt all." Regardless of Status: e Pledges Fight For the Policies Of Adminstration By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Either as a candidate or as a "worker in the ranks," President Eisenhower has promised to battle "with all my strength" for the policies of his administration. New Suggestions For Changes In Soil Bank Plan Sen. Sparkman, the best answer however, said to those who praise the administration's foreign policy "is what happened in Indochina." "" "This administration said it would not stand idly by and sec any part of Indochina lost to the Communists and implied, at least, it would u?e atomic weapons to prevent it," he said. "When the Communists moved in, we made no move," he added. Sfrr'^n Bicvc'e Held for Owner WASHINGTON W—The soil bank proposals of President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson faced new suggestions for changes today. Spokesmen for dairy, wheat and livestock groups asked a chance :4 feesltiy -before'the. senate agriculture committee. Chairman Ellender (D-La), who hopes to have an omnibus farm on the President's desk in less than a month, said public testimony will be halted Monday night. "We will have to speed up our nction if farmers are to know what ;he federal program for the year is, before they make plans and start planting," Ellender said. He and other farm committee- nen listened to hours of criticism of the Eisenhower-Benton soil bank proposals at two long sessions ycs- .erday. Much of it came from, cotton industry spokesmen who opposed ny additional cutbacks in acreage for the chief crop of the South. 1 They said thousands of tenants and small cotton farmers already had been forced off their lands. Most of t'.e cotton spokesmen urged a high-level government price support, instead of the present flexible plan, and rapid sale cotton sur- market for of huge government pluses on the world what it will bring. Wheat area witnesses have urged a similar and more complicated two-price plan for that commodity while Ellender is pressing for a trial of the idea on rice. Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), who often voices the administration's views on farm matters, snirt in an interview that he is "willing to listen but, I beleve we already have aet two-price plan on both wheat and rice." Despite the uncertainty with which he viewed his role, Eisenhower's promise of support last night cheered more than 60,000 Republicans whose "Salute to Eisenhower" dinners up to $100 a plate raised an estimated five million dollars for national,, state and local GOP campaign purposes. Responding to demands that he run again, Eisenhower said "my future role remains undetermined, whether to be a candidate for your nomination or a worker in the ranks." But he promised his help in either case. "Won't Be Selfish One" The President arose smiling and outwardly hale and hearty to return the salute of 53 dinners throughout the country. But tears clouded his eyes as he acknowledged the - tribute, saying "The heart is so full that It is indeed dangerous to say more than 'thank you.' " Eisenhower told 1,700 diners in Washington and about 60,000 more over the country that his decision, when it is reached, will not be a seliish one. 'I could devoutly wish that there were some other method by which the American people could, under the circumstances, point out the path of my true duty," he snid. "But it appears that this is a question that first I alone must answer." The Republicans who cheered his entrance with Mrs. Eisenhower, gowned in purple and carrying American beauty red roses, left no doubt that they would like to help him make an affirmative derision. Neither did the closed circuit television flashbacks, from Los Angeles to New York, leave any thought that the Republicans salut- "nt* his third anniversary in the White House have in mind any other candidate but Eisenhower, Will Make Race Some of them obviously were cheered by Eisenhower's statement that he hopes his decision when it comes, "will not unduly reflect concern for self. . ." These party members said they interpreted this as indicating the President will make the race if he finds he has reached what he called at Thursday's White House See IKE on Page 8 S. to Tell Russians Soviet's Aid Offers City has ordered two hew police cars, Mayor Toler Buchanan statea today. Phillips Motor Co. was low-bidder, he said, offering 1956 Fords for $1,115, plus trade-ins on old police picion lor other thefts and is nou There's a maroon aiid white bicycle in eoocj condition at the police station that the young owner may obtain by identifying it further ! O r fic^rs belirvs it vns stolen dur- ! ins; ii recent ElytheviHe High School basketball game. Sheriff's Deputy Herman Lane Siin^ i?ne n ! beUe . f therfe is P otcntial opposition among the hard-pressed He said the rider was under sus- i By JOHN M. IIIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. officials are acting on the Mrs. Hawks Hurl- In Auto Accident Mrs. Bertie Hnwks, 57, of 520 Madison, was Injured in a Memphis traffic accident, it was reported here today. She was said to be resting "fairly well" in Memphis Baptist Hospital. Injuries were received to her right ankle, and head in a collision at South Main and E. H. Crump Boulevard. G. C. Hawks, her husband, was making a left turn when his car was struck In the right side by another. Prisoner Slashes Wrist in Jail Here Charles K. Tolbert, 32, a prisoner in Mississippi County Jail since Saturday, cut his wrist yesterday morning and was rushed to Chick- asawbo. Hospital after losing a considerable amount of blood. He was reported today as having spent n hosnll.nl fnlrly good night" by . trusty In Ihc Jn A trusty in inc jail cumiu iu in.i< ••*MUM yettoriay wh«n U diaoovwtd I b*d Tolbcrt lying on his bunk nnd blood running from his left wrist. The man was conscious when deputies reached him. He refused to comment or. why he cut himself. Tolbert pleaded guilty November 19 to six counts of ovcrdrnftlng. He was fined $25 on eneh count nnt Riven time to rnlse the fines. :nlled lo dep- j He was Jailed Saturday when ho awaiting trial in county jail. Weatk uer NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Cloudy and continued cold this afternoon, tonight find Sunday with occasional rain or snow. High this afternoon, mid 30s to 40; low tonight., mid to high 20s. MISSOURI — Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered snow flurries this Afternoon and south and central portions tonight and Sunday; colder most of state tonight and southeast and extreme south Sunday; low tonight 5 below extreme north to around 10 above south; high Sunday 10-15 northeast to 30s southeast. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum ycstcrdny—2!), Smirlsp tomorrow -7:05. Stmspl todny—5:18. Menu temperature—33.5. Precipitation 2>l hours 7 n.m. to 7 a.m.)—.00. Prpdpltntlon Jim. 1 to dntc-.W, Thh Miilr r.n" Yt'nr Muxlimui, ycstfi-U(\j '111. Minimum this morntnn—30. Precipitation Jon. 1 to chKe—.M, Russian people to the Soviet's offers of economic aid to other countries. Reports to the State Department soft pedaling for home consumption such things as the Bulganin- Khrushchev offer of a 100-milllon- dollar loan to Afghanistan and the offer of around 250 million dollars to Egypt to construct a dam. Russia's five year plan, according to studies made in the government here, is designed to boost investment in plant and equipment 67 per cent over the 1955 level. Very Little The standard of living of the people, however, is expected to move up very little. The extent to which it Improves, the experts believe, will depend on whether the Sovieta succeed in raising their agricultural output as planned. They have not been too successful In meeting their farm production goals in the past. Officials have expressed doubt that Russia Intends—or even will be ablo—to make good oh many of Its offers, in view of its own limited economic capacity. To the extent the aid program la carried out, however, It Is viewed iiere as a "Trojan Horse" operation — a means of Infiltrating th« target countries with trained political agents Instructed to prepare the vay tor a Communist takeover, say that the Soviet government Is not telling tile Russian people about these offers—Russia's newest line in Its cold war efforts . The belief here is that Premier Bul- ganin and Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev have decided It would be unwise to do so. Secretary of State Dulles is dcrstood to have directed the Voice of America to try to get the story across to the Russian people. Government experts who have analyzed Russia's recently announced five-year plan say it shows that, whatever wealth is exported by the Soviet government to carry out its political designs can only come out of the living standard of tho Soviet people. Never Sure American authorities are never sure how much Russian public opinion may act as a brake upon Soviet policy. It is subject to rigid control and manipulation by the Moscow government except for the Impact of such Information as may be put Into the country by Western agencies like the Voice of America. Tn the present situation, however, officials believe It Is significant Hint Soviet Isadora have boeo

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