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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« DOMINANT. NEWSPAPER OF NOBTMA8T AKKAN6A* AND SOUTHEAST MM56OUM VOL. LI—NO. 172 felytheville Courier BlytheviUo Daily Newi ilytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Fluoridation Forces Meet And Organize Approximately 65 persons were on hand in City Hall last night to take organizational steps to fight for fluoridation of the city's water supply. The issue will be on the ballot at the Nov. 8 general election. Dr. W. T, Rainwater, Blytheville physician, was named chairman of the group at last night's session and Dr. Orlie Parker, dentist, was elected vice chairman. Mr. Bill Rader i« secretary. They will coordinate the campaign for fluoridation, which will be based largely on educational lines. SBH Speaker Principal speaker last night was Glen Kellog, of the State Board of Health. "My chief interest In this matter is from the children's standpoint. They can't appear here and plead their own case, so I feel I'm here to speak for them," Kellog said. He told the group that fluoridated water prevents from 60 to 65 percent of tooth decap in children 12 years of age and under may be prevented by fluoridation. AMA Approval American Medical Association and American Dental Association, h» said, are on record as approving fluoridated water, which he pointed out, is being drunk by a quarter million people in 29 Arkansas town* .oday. There is no doubt as to its safety, Kellog stated. In other action, the group named publicity committee of Mrs. Dick White, Mrs. P. E. Utley, Oscar Pendler and Dr. Parker. Blytheville's two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi are to handle telephone campaign and transportation arrangements when election time draws near. House Probes Power Talks White House Asked For Details On Conferences By B. t. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON WT—House investigators called on the White House today for details of "several 1 ' reported conferences there on disputed proposals to sell federal power to a Georgi aprivate utility for resale to preferred cooperatives. The proposed arrangement, later shelved, would "flout" the public power laws, Atty:'Gen. Brownell held in a recently revealed opinion given Secretary of the Interior McKay during the negotiations. Rep. Chudoff (D-Pa), chairman of tions House Government Opera- subcommittee, said tee- HEAD FLUORIDATION FORCES — Dr. W. T. Rainwater (right) last night was named chairman of the Community Council for Fluoridation. He's shown huddling with Dr. Orlie Parker who was named vice-chairman. (Courier News Photo) gram had been sent to Sherman Adams, President Elsenhower's assistant, asking Who attended the conferences, how many there were and where they were held. The conferences came to light before the committee last night in testimony by Asst. Secretary of Interior Fred G. Aandahl, who refused to give any details. Rough And Tumble Course Republicans hotly protested - Chudoff's request. Rep. Hoffman (R-Mich) said what takes place at executive conferences "is none of the business of a congressional committee," while Rep. Jonas (R- NC) told Democrats "you don't need to know." The committee hearings on administration power policy continued a rough and tumble course at today's session with Aandahl and Chudoff tangling over administration 01' [he laws. Chudoff said he thinks there has been "violation of the statutes," which give cooperatives and public agencies preference for public power. Aandahl retorted that Chudoff's contention "that the opinion of the attorney general has been violated is contrary to fact." Ahead of today's session Chudoff told newsmen the committee would "go into the matter further" in an effort to learn about the White House talks. At the same time he conceded the group might run into trouble over a presidential order permitting inter-departmental discussions to be withheld from Congress. Lineman Fa(!s, Escapes Injury An Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. lineman took a 25-foot drop this morning apparently without injury. The company said Ben J. Hickey fell from a pole while working on the extension of East Ash St., east of Ruddle Road. He was rushed to a hospital where X-rays revealed no serious Injury on preliminary examination, company sources said. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair and cool this afternoon, tonight and Friday; Saturday fair and mild; high this afternoon high 60s to 70s; low tonight high 30s, low 40s. MISSOURI — Frost warning east and extreme north; fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday; cooler southeast this afternoon; cool tonight with local light frost east and extreme north; low tonight 38-45; high Friday in the 70s. Maximum yesterday—76, Minimum this morning—44. Sunrise tomorrow—6:05. Sunaet today—5:28. Me»n temperature—«0. Precipitation 24 hours (7 ».m. to 1 p.m.)—.M. Precllptatlon J»n. 1 to date—42.M. Thb Date L»it Ve»r Maximum yesterday—85. Minimum thla mornlng—48. Pnetplttuaa Jtn. Ike and Humphrey to Talk Budget Matters Tuesday DENVER (AP)—President Eisenhower will confer Saturday with another Cabinet member—Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey. Doctors have given their approval. The session presumably will touch on fading chances of balancing the budget. Administration officials have reluctantly concluded the chances have just about evaporated for this year. It will be Eisenhower's second meeting with a Cabinet officer since his heart attack Sept. 24. He conferred with Secretary of State Dulles Tuesday. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said physicians found the get-together with Dulles was a morale booster and had no harmful effects. Progress Continues And today's report from the Eisenhower doctors continued to reflect progress. The 7 a.m. MST bulletin said; "The President had an excellent night's sleep of almost nine hours. He awoke refreshed and is in a happy mood this morning. His condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." Atty. Gen. Brownell and "quite a few other people" probably will be arriving at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in the next two or three weeks for conferences with the President, Hagerty said. Although the doctors have decreed that Elsenhower will have to remain in the hospital until about Nov. 5 or possibly Nov. 12, they also agreed that—barring complications —he can handle more and more government business. Business Conference Hagerty said the meeting with Humphrey will be a business and not a social conference. So it seemed quite likely that budget matters would come up. On Sept. 29, Secretary of Defense Wilson announced that his department would be unable to save the one billion dollars which Humphrey had hoped for to balance the budget this fiscal year, ending June 3,0. Wilson estimates defense spending would total 34'i billion dollars. The administration's original goal was 34 billion. Shortly after Wilson's announcement, Humphrey said, "a reduction on expenditures which would require alteration of that basic military program never was In contemplation." The prospecve deficit for this fiscal year thus remains at about Sl,750,000.000. Indications were the President would spend a quiet day today and quite likely tomorrow in advance of Ihe conference with Humphrey. His top aide, Sherman Adams, was leaving Denver today for a Cabinet meeting in Washington tomorrow— and it is Adams who present '' ficial papers to the chief executive lor action. The presidential deputy is scheduled to fly back to Denver Saturday with Humphrey. The President's youngest brother, Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, president of Pennsylvania State University and sometimes mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate, flew here from the East yesterday and had lunch and still another brief visit with the chief executive. The general feeling here still is that the President, in view of nis heart attack, won't consider running for re-election. Hagerty said, however, that the luncheon get-together of the brothers was strictly social with "no politics at all" discussed. After lunch and then a late afternoon visit with the President, Milton had dinner at the hospital last night with the First Lady, her sister Mrs. Gordon Moore of Washington and their mother Mrs. John S. Doud of Denver. Then the four too kin a movie at the hospital au- diorium. The three medical bulletins yesterday said, "The President's condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." Free Bus Rides TOLEDO, Ohio M — Bus users will ride free In a 24-block area of downtown Toledo during a 60-day trial period beginning Dec. 1. Part of a plan to revitalize the downtown district, the {re* riding is expected to yield quicker service that may attract passengers to the bus system and boost revenues, bus company president C, H. Forsgard said today. In Note to Bulgonin: Ike Accepts Red's Arms Check Plan DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower, in a letter to Russia's Premier Bulganin, couples a formal U. S. offer to accept a Soviet military inspection plan with a new plug for the Eisenhower "predisarmament" program. - The convalescing President's brief note, made public by the Denver White House late yesterday, underscored the administration's continuing hope the Soviet Union eventually will go along with his proposal that the United States Maxwell Cites Threats to Big Ports BOSTON ftf) — Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor said today that in an atomic war, big ports like those used in past wars may be useless because they are prime targets for nuclear attack. That may mean that armies landing in invasions will have to depend on "mobile ports able to substitute for conventional ports" and over-the-beach landings, he said. , Then, in an address prepared for delivery to the National Defense Transportation Assn., the Army chief of staff disclosed that among other things the Army is "exploring the aerial tramway," a device Uek a ski-tow, for possible use in getting equipment across the beach. Several types are under test now. Taylor.said, including a 4,500-foot long tramway, suspended from 75- foot towers, being tried out at the Ft. Eustis, Va.,,center of the Army Transportation Corps. He did not go into details. Suit Against Hoxie School Board Amended WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (fP) — Amis Guthridge, a Little Rock lawyer fighting racial integration .at the nearby Hoxie schools, has amended his suit against the Hoxie School Board. Guthridge originally charged that a Hoxie School Board member, Howard Vance, part owner of B. B. Vance and Sons, violated school laws by selling supplies to the Hoxie district. The am'ount named was $950. In the amendment yesterday, Guthrdige Increased the total to $4,181.38. Guthrfdge contends that Vance was "selling to himself" and that the money should be returned. The suit filed by Guthridge, leader of White America, Inc., didn't mention the real quarrel— the School Board's order that Negroes and whites be integrated in Hoxie schools. Colder than LANSING, Mich. Iffl — Harold Peterson Is going to find it colder in Paradise than in Hell. The State Conservation Department has transferred Peterson, tv park ranger, from the town of Hell in comparatively balmy southern Michigan to Paradise, which is way up north on frigid Lake Superior's Whltfioh Bay. and Russia exchange military blue prints and agree on reciprocal aerifl inspection. At the same time, apparently in a move to keep that hope alive Eisenhower reiterated that this country is willing to combine his plan and the Soviet program with a view toward disarmament in the long run. Found Much Fault In a Sept. 19 message to Eisenhower, five days before the President was stricken with a hear! attack, Bulganin found much fauli with the Eisenhower plan first sel forth at the Big Four summil conference in Geneva last July So much fault, in fact, that administration officials reportedly concluded at the time that Bui ganin had chosen either to miss or ignore the essence of the Eisen hower plan — that it would be a step toward disarmament and not disarmament itself. But if the Kremlin leader die choose to miss or ignore thi basic point, Eisenhower in his reply quite clearly chose to over look the fact, presumably in the hope the Soviet Union eventually will come around to endorse his program. "Encouraged" Making no mention of Bulganin'? blunt criticism of his proposal, the President took note of the Pre mier's assertion that the Ei.sen hower plan was getting carefu study by the Soviet high command ". . . I am encouraged," Eisenhower wrote, "that you are giving such full consideration to my Gen ev», proposal." Then, in his concluding paragraph, the President formally renewed a bid to Russia to allay "fear and suspicion*' by combining; both his own and. the Soviet plan for mutually checking on military installations and movements. Eisenhower said : . "I have not forgotten your pro posal having to do with stationing inspection teams at key points in our countries, and if you feel this would help to create the better spirit I refci that too." to, we could accep All Americans Free To Go, Peiping Says Reds Claim All Given Notices By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Red China's Premier Chou En-lai was reported today to have told the British at Peiping that all Americans inside China have been notified they have a right to leave. That goes beyond a Peiping rat dio broadcast which said yesterday that 47 Americans were free to leave but 19 others had criminal accusations against them. The broadcast said the cases of 19 were being examined "one by one according to Chinese legal procedure," and the results would be reported to Con O'Neill, the British charge d'affaires acting as U.S. representative in Peiping in the absence of U.S. recognition of Red Backing Out? Some U.S. officials professed to see in that announcement the possibility the Chinese Communists still may be trying to use the 19 jailed Americans as pawns in the repatriation talks under way since Aug. 1 at Geneva. If £Q, that would put the Red Chinese in the position of appe ing to back out on their Sept. 10 agreement that Peiping will "adopt appropriate measures so that the Americans in China can expeditiously exercise their right to return." The same agreement pledged Red China to give it "wide publicity" so the detained Americans would know their rights. Met With En-Lai O'Neill was blocked in his attempt to check with the 18 Americans in jail and one under house arrest. His inquiries to the Peiping regime got no response. Then after press disclosures last week of this failure to follow through, Chou En-lai met with O'Neill this week and, he reported told him all of the jailed Americans had been shown copies of the Sept, 10 agreement. The fact that Peiping says charges are outstanding against the iy Americons was not considered too great a hurdle in the way of theii release. Most of 10 civilians and 15 airmen recently freed by Peiping had been jailed on long prison terms 'A Good Bunch of Kids'- Legion's UNESCO Stand Is Blasted by Truman NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Harry S. Truman today accused the American Legion of going "haywire" in wanting the United States to quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The ijegion, in a resolution 1 adopted* by an overwhelming voice vote at its Miami convention yesterday, urged Congress to abolish the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO. "The Legion doesnt' know what it is talking about," declared Truman. "They have gone haywire in the last three or four years. They don't know what they are doing." Didn't Follow Advice. Truman, a Legionnaire himself, voiced his feelings to reporters as he took his usual early morning stroll. Noting that the Legion's resolution came in the face of action by a six-man Legion committee which gave UNESCO a .clean bill of health, Truman asserted: "Their own committee said that shouldn't be done." However, Truman went on to temper his criticism, saying of the Legion membership: "They're a fine bunch of kids. They fought for the welfare of their country. Most of them knew what they were fighting for, but they seem to have forgotten about it now." "Stay Out of Politics" Under the Legion constitution, he said, the veterans o rganization should remain out of politics. "There's a bunch of new fellows in charge. They haven't read the (Legion) constitution. But they're nice fellows, and they'll get over it soon." Reporters accompanying Truman on his brisk walk from the Waldorf- Astoria around mid-town Manhattan asked what he thought of "Russia's "new look" in international affairs. • "I don't trust the Russians," h» v replied. "I never have, I never if will, and I wouldn't trust them un- , til their actions show they can be ; trusted. First Jet Bombers Due Here Monday; Reception Planned Twelve B57B Night Intruder jet bombers will swoop over Blytheville next Monday, only this time they won't fly away — they'll land at Blytheville Air Force Base. _ They will be the first jet aircraft * •— : ~" to use the new 10,000-foot runway at the Blytheville base. Jonesboro Flooded By Thunderstorm By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Temperatures in Arkansas dropped today, following thunderstorms that damaged the Jonesboro area and dumped rain on other parts ol the state yesterday. More than three inches of rain felt during the day at Jonesboro, flooding the downtown district with more than two feet of water. Several trees and outbuildings were blown over. Several downtown stores and some homes suffered water damage. At El Dorado, almost three inches of rain fell, two inches before noon. There was no wind damage reported. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said the storms resulted when a cold front moving into Arkansas from the northwest collided with warm, moist air moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. The temperature fell to the 40s in northwest. Arkansas and to the 50s in the rest of the state last night. The planes and air crews will be from the 764th Bomb Squadron of the 461st Light Bombardment Wing, U.S. Air Force. They will fly here from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to take up their permanent station. Estimated time of arrival is 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday. Welcome Planned Blytheville Air Force Base personnel are planning a welcoming party for the incoming squadron. A luncheon for Air Force personnel, invited guests and the press, wil be held at 12:30 at the Base Dining Hall. Guests will include city, county and state officials and heads of civic clubs. The group will be allowed to inspect the planes and talk to flight crews before the luncheon and will be taken on a tour of the base following the meal. The 764th is one of the bomb squadrons which make up the tactical elements of the 461st Wing. The other squadron will remain at Hill AFB indefinitely before transferring here. Welcoming reception for the squadron is being prepared by the 4431st Air Base Squadron, caretaker unit already stationed at the base. Theft in Church SALT LAKE CITY l.fl—Margaret Williams told police someone took $50 from her purse when she put it down temporarily on a table in the 30th ward chnpel of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church. Wholesale Food Prices Decline NEW YORK (If]— Wholesale food prices as measured by the Dun & Bradstreet index declined this wcc.c lei the lowest point since Dec. 16, 1852. The index stood at $6.11, a new low for the year, and exactly the same as on the 1952 date. A week ago the figure was 36.17 and a year ago SO.G4, which was B per cent higher than the current figure. Tile index represents the total cost of wholesale of one pound each of 31 foods in general use. Lower this week were corn, berries, butter, sugar, tea, egRS, steers, hogs and lambs. Higher were wheat, rye, hams, lard, coffee and cocoa. To Include Negroes ABILENE, Tex. W) — The Texas | Si-nod of the, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., has voted to operate as an integrated synod—allowing Negro churches to membership. The synod includes Louisiana and Texas. Said Worth More than $6.5 Million Peron's Jewelry Cache on Display BUENOS AIRES Oft— Some of Juan and Eva Peron's wealth— enough jewels, clothes and art treasures for a king-size rummage sale—was put on public display here today by the provisional government. Valued at more than e'/ a million dollars by authorities, the former dictator's riches were shown to newsmen in a preview last night at, his former residence in suburban Palermo. Most of them were in a strong room whose door could be opened only by pressing a secret button. Officials said the treasures had been found , in Peron's various homes locked in eight strongboxes which had to be opened with blow torhce.s. Also OB display wert some 400! dresses, 600 hats and a great number of purses and shoes said to have belonged to the former President's late wife Eva. The value of her evening dresses alone totaled "several million pesos," an official said. Among the glittering jewels were a diamond necklace said to be worth $357,000, a group of emeralds valued at $428,000, another diamond necklace worth $214,000, and a collection of decorative ivory objects valued at $71,000. Two pictures, said to be originals of the Flemish artist Rubens, were valued by authorities at $50,000 each, It already had been disclosed that Peron possessed a miniature gold elephant with the world's second largest tmerold glinting In the forehead. It was not known whether he purchased these objects outright or received them as gifts. The show, open to the public beginning today, is part of the government's campaign to prove that Peron while calling himself a champion of the working man actually lived in lavish wealth. Peron, meanwhile, continued in exile in Asuncion, capital of neighboring Paraguay. Authoritative sources there said he may soon be packed off to a ranch near Vlllarrlcn, about 100 miles from Asuncion. Argentina ,has asKed that he be domiciled far enough away from the Argentine border so that he cannot cause trouble here. Asuncion is on the Argentine border. New Aldermanic Candidates Filed J. E. Stevenson, Jr. Stevenson Files For Ward Two Council Post Asking that Blytheville rid itself of "the sort of government which is based solely on political expediency," J. E. Stevenson, Jr., today filed for the position of Second Ward alderman. He'll be opposing J. Cecil Lowe for the position. The Incumbent, Toler Buchanan, is in the race for mayor against E. R. Jackson. Statement Stevenson's statement said, "Along with many other citizens of the Second Ward, I feel very strongly that Blytheville has outgrown the sort of government which is based solely on political expediency. "As we approach the status of a city, we must shod this 'small' outlook on city government. "I am deeply appreciative of the social and economic opportunities Blytheville has afforded me and my family and feel this community, as it begins its climb toward becoming one of Arkansas' leading cities, deserves sound, competent government. "If elected, I will constantly be vigilant to see that this town gets the high-type of government it deserves. Good government is good business for everybody." Arkansan Married and the father of two children, Stevenson came to Blytheville 13 years ago. He's a native of Junction City, Ark. A realtor, he Is a member of First Methodist Church, is president of Blytheville's Real Estate Board and Is past vice president ol the Arkansas Real Estate Association. He's a Mason and a Shrlncr and has been active In various civic campaigns and projects. K. M. Lartin Larkin Files Against Walker In Ward One K. M. Larkin today became » candidate for alderman from Blytheville's Ward One. He will be opposed incumbent W. L. Walker, who is seeking reelection. Larkin, whose ousiness career in Blytheville dates back to 1933, lives at 931 E. Main. He has run a service station and tire business in East Blytheville since 1933. Chamber Member He's a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is active in First Baptist Church where he is secretary of class in the Training Union Department. Married and the father of two children, he has supported various civic organizations. "I am particularly interested in the advancement of our city, both politically and as an industrial center," he stated. Memphis Robbery Suspect Nabbed TULSA, Okla. M>)—A man police said is wanted in Memphis for an $8,000 tourist court robbery and charged by the FBI with flight to avoid prosecution was in custody here today. Detective Chief Harry Stege said J. C. Davenport, 26, is accused of robbing M. A. Bobbitt, Cincinnati, Ohio, buslnesman at Memphis on October 4. Davenport and a companion, Ed P. Brewer, 38, a former Tulsa resident, were arrested during a routine investigation of the theft of «. woman's purse at a local tourist court. In their car officers found $3,500 worth of travelers checto made out to Merle A. Bobbitt.

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