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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 25, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 266 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Board Buys Land for New Grade School Blytheville's School Board today announced completion of purchase of land in northeast Blytheville on which will be located a 12-classroom elementary school building. The Board hopes to ask for bids within 30 days. • : ——* The six andone-QUarter acre : 1 situ ih'lgraTSiTslightly more than Eden Sails For Talks With Ike SOUTHAMPTON England (AP) — Prime Min ister Eden sailed today for th United States and talks will President Eisenhower. He re portedly will seek a pledge o joint U. S.-British air actior against any major aggression by Israelis or Arabs in thi troubled Middle East. In a statement before leavini aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth he said he hoped his trip woul contribute "not only to the hap piness and welfare of both ou countries, but also to the peaci of the world.' ' British informants said Eden wil ask that the United States join Britain In a warning that air arm of the two big powers would move against any aggressor in the Arab Israeli dispute. Standby 1 Instructions These sources said he is ready to designate some Royal Air Force uniu based on Cyprus for such action in the event of large-scale violation of the Palestine armistice agreements or frontier lines. The> said he may suggest similar stand by instructions be given U.S planes on two aircraft carriers o: the U. S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. . According to the informants Britain feels that the 1950 U.S.- British-Fregch ...jJLesJaratlon tha they will"" prevent any forcible change of existing frontiers in the Holy Land already forms a commitment for the Western Big three, and that a pledge of air action would strengthen the existing guarantee. Secretary of State Dulles said yesterday the U. S. and British governments have been talking out a possible formula for limiting atomic and hydrogen bomb tests and that subject may come up in the talks with Eden. Eden and Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd will fly to Washington immediately after reaching New York Monday. Fogon Files For Re-Election LITTLE ROCK (/P) — State Sen. Ellis Fagan of Little Hock the oldest member of the Arkansas Senate from the point of continuous service, today filed for Democratic re- nomination. Fagan, now in his 6th terms as senator, first gained elective of office in 1933 .when he was elected to the state House of Representatives. He has been a member of the Senate since 1935. In 1953, he was president pro tempore of the Senate. -stte-is-lrJCaTST one block east of Franklin and just off Scott Avenue. This puts part of the site just behind. District Fairgrounds property, which Is to the south and it adjoins the American Legion baseball diamond to the north. The 12-classroom building will alleviate the city's most crowded elementary school — Sudbury in east Blytheville. - It also, by re-organizing wards, may help take some of the load from Central elementary school. All told, the building will accommodate about 360 students and will contain a combination cafeteria-auditorium. Property cost ran around $11,500, it was revealed. Since no federal funds will be used in this building, construction can start as soon as bids are awarded. Cold Snap Due to Break Tomorrow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A break in the frigid weather which has gripped Arkansas for the past several days Was forecast today by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock. However, weathermen said another siege of cold air may be expected around the weekend, out :hat it is too early to tell just how severe the next 'cold snap will be. The outlook through Friday is cloudy to partly cloudy skies with warmer temperatures. Snow flurries and freezing driz- , zip were reported throughout AT- j sf.s last night as the mercury dropped to freezing .or below. The state's low was 23 degrees at-Flip= in. As much as 10 inches of snow piled up in north Arkansas yesterday Sonie highways in northwest Arkansas were closed last night because of snow and ice, but State Police reported all roads in Arkansas open today although still hazardous in ;he northwest area. MORE GUIDED MISSILE PUNCH — Frigate- class guided missile ship sketched above has been proposed as part of the Navy's 1957 construction program. It's designed to destroy air targets, but j it also has anti-submarine and airborne early- warning capabilities. Photo was recently released by Navy Department. Ike Gets 'Friendly Peace Letter from Soviet Premier WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today received a "friendly letter" from Soviet Premier Bulganin setting forth what the White House called "certain ideas" respectin world peace. Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zarubin read Bulganin's.letter in Russian to Eisenhowe and to Secretary of State Dulles who received him in the President's office. An interprete translated it into English as the ambassador read. Vegro Woman Sums in Blaming Home Priscilla Swift, a Negro woman, vas burned to death las.t night vhen her two-room house was de- troyed by fire. Firemen were called at the resi- lence at 14th and Brawley at 8:20 j.m. They found the house covered vith flames and later found the iody of the woman. Investigators said they believed he woman had poured coal oil on oals in a kitchen range, starting he fatal blaze. essie James Fined CARUTHERSVILLE — Jessie W. ames of Hayti has been fined $10, lus costs, by Judge Sam Corbett f Pemiscot County Magistrate burl. James entered a plea of uilty to driving a truck which had no 'license. Mollet Said Choice As French Premier By CARL HARTMAN PARIS (AP). — President Rene Cbty canvassed top political leaders today for their advice on the choice of France's new Premier. There was belief he would announce a nomination by Friday, and that Socialist leader Guy Mollet would be the man. Even if Coty has already made up his mind, custom requires him to interview the leaders of the major political factions before he announces his decision. But Mollet has been the leading contender since soon .after the results of the Jan. 2 parliamentary election bo- cam known. The President had his first talk with Andre le Troquer, newly elected president (speaker) of the National Assembly and also a Socialist. "I think' on Friday he may call the first man capable of forming the next cabinet," Le Troquer told reporters us he left Coty's office. In winning the Assembly presl' dency, Le Troquer drew on Communist votes as well as those of his own Socialists and the allied Radical (oderate) party followers of ex-Premier Pierre Mendes- Prance. He defeated outgoing Assembly President Pierre Schncltcr of the Catholic MRP (Popular Republican Movement) 380-205, It was believed Mollet too could count on Red support although he It offering the Communists no Cabinet posts in exchange. With the Socialist-Radical Republican Front holdlni only about 1H at the 596 seats in the chamber and the rlght-of-center coalition of outgoing Premier Edgar Paure opposing him or uncommitted, Mollet needs the 151 Communist votes to ensure confirmation by the Assembly. Any cabinet Mollet forms is likely to have an Important job in it for Mendes-Prance. The two had a long talk yesterday on division of the ministries between their factions. Paure, whose Cabinet had continued in office after he dissolved the Assembly Nov. 3i), submitted his resignation to Coty after Le Troquer's election. Zarubin left the Bulganin lette for Eisenhower's consideration an possible reply. White House Press Secretar James C. Hagerty then told new men: "Intermittently since the Genev conference the President and Pre mier Bulganin have been exchang ing correspondence. "The Soviet ambassador thi morning brought in a friendly le ter containing certain ideas whic th • Premier has asked the Pres dent to study further in the inter est of promoting world peace." Hagerty said, in response to query, he did not know whethe the Bulganin letter would be mad public. Wouldn't Comment He related how Zarubin had rea the document but said he did no know just how long it was. —Hagerty declined to say wha ideas Bulganin had set forth whether they were related to: dis armament. The most commonly held theor was that Bulganin was making new approach on disarmament,, subject on which he and Eisenhow er exchanged notes last year afte the Geneva summit conference. The exchange followed Eisen hower's proposal for mutual aeria inspection of American and Rus sian military establishments. The Russians termed his plan unac ceptable unless fitted into a broac disarmament program of the kini which they advocate and thi United .States has rejected. Diplomats, however, did. not rule out the possibility of some Sovie bid for joint action in the Middle East or a proposal for high-leve talks on Par Eastern problems with Red China sitting In. Zarubin's appointment with Ei senhower was announced late yes terday by James C. Hagerty White House press secretary. Hag erty said the record showed comparable request for an appoint ment by the Soviet ambassador during the Truman or Eisenhow er administrations. The timing suggested that, what ever the precise subject, Bulganin wanted to make a propaganda play on the eve of high-level ufs.- Brttish talks. Britain's Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, is due here Monday to review with Eisenhower a range of world problems, with emphasis on the Middle East and Russia's new offensive there. The Eisenhower-Bulganin exchange on disarmament began lasl Sept. 19. Eisenhower had proposed at the summit meeting that. the United States and Russia open their skies to each other's aerial reconnaissance and that they trade blueprints of their military establishments. Bulganin, in subsequent speeches, sharply criticized the plan but said also It was worth serious consideration. On^Sept. 19 Eisenhower received from Bulganin a long letter which boiled down- to this: Russia was interested "only if agreement is achieved" .first on reduction of armaments and on "taking measures for the prohibition of atomic weapon's. Ketauver to Speak WOONSOCKET, R. I.'«)—Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Estes Kefauver will be principal speaker Feb, 8 at a Mardl Oras dinner sponsored by the Junior Chnmbcr of Commerce. Tickets went on sale' today. First In line WBS Wilfred J. LnFcrriere, chairman of the Woonsocket City Republican Committee, who explained, ."This Is a civic function, not » political rally." Hat Pasting Out LINCOLN, Neb. (ft— The Lincoln school board today clamped down on "passing the hat" by school children and teachers. The board said it "feared undesirable conditions" among youngsters. It ruled gifts for in or out collecting money for school personnel either of school is taboo. Exceptions may be made In cases of serious illness, misfortune or special honor. Two Are Bound Over CARUTHERSVILLE — Two-men have been bound over to Pemiscot County Circuit Court on charges of driving while Intoxicated. Kenneth C. Fullerton was bound over alter waiving preliminary hearing In Magistrate Court 1 here. Bond was set at $500 and he was Jailed upon failure to post bond. Haywood Harris was bound over after his Magistrate hearing and in frt« on a »WO bond. Ike Plans Early FebuaryCheck-Up Quiet on Future By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said to day he plans another full-scale medical examination befor mid-February. But he declined to say whether that will speec up his decision on whether to seek a second term. * The President told a news con ference he has asked his doctor to arrange for an examinatio earlier than the. middle of nes month- because he is,.planning little trip to the South. He did not elaborate. As for whether he will announc before or after the new physica whether he will bid for anothe four years in the White House, Ei senhower laughed heartily and re plfed that he couldn't say what hi; Three-Time Loser Loses License, Cash CARUTHERSVILLE — Louis E Rogers was a fhree time Joser in ?emiscot County ] Magistrate Cour his week. His third conviction on violating .raffic regulations resulted in a $5C :ine, payment of costs, and a 61 day suspended sentence. His driv er's license was revoked, too. Rogers entered a guilty plea tc careless and reckless driving be r ore Judge Sam Corbett. Hollis W. Mahan was fined $50 JIus costs, after pleading guilty ti driving a motor vehicle without an operator's license. George A. Me EIreth was fined $5, plus costs upon a guilty plea to no operator's icense. James A. Hart entered a guilty )lea to careless and reckless driv ing and. was fined $25, and costs and got a suspended sentence o 50 days in jail. Doyle Huey and Ray E. HalseL svere fined $5 each, plus costs, af er pleading guilty to careless and •eckless driving. After pleading not guilty, John Louis Russ Was released from a :areless and reckless driving :harge because of lack of evidence The state dismissed a defective irakes charge against Charlie Barren after he pleaded guilty to 10 operator's license and was fined 5, plus costs. Randal R. McCoy pleaded guilty improper brakes, and Jamison Cooper pleaded guilty to improper icense. They were each fined $5 lus costs. Fined $10 each, plus costs, upon uilty pleas were Lester Speers, no hauffeur's license, and Basel F. tfiddleton, improper auto license. )ishwoshing iy Sound Coming EAST LANSING, Mich. W—Dish- s will be washed by sound and ried by air in the future, an exert told the Industrial Cafeteria lanagers Conference at Michigan tate University. Prof. Donald Greneway, director the MSU School of Hotel, Hes- fiurnnt and Institutional Managerial!, said that, in addition, atomic y-products will help preserve per- ihable foods. 'teaks in Right DALLAS (fl —' Det. Lt. J. C. rtlson went into last ight to dine during his first day's .ity with the Police Burglary-and- lief Bureau. While he was dining thief stole his hat. atal Mistake PBATTVILLE, Ala. W)—A Negro icther, half-asleep and frantic 1th nnxlnly over the safety of her aby, grabbed ft small bundle from bed and mailed-from her burning omc, yesterday. Outside she dls- ovcrcd she hud picked up a pillow stead of the child. The baby, Oils toper Jr., perished In the flames. impulses might be. Second Term Much of the questioning at thi conference dealt with the seconi term question. Eisenhower said in response ti one inquiry that no members o his family are against hi.s seeking re-election. There have been put lished reports that both Mrs. Ei senhower and their son, Maj. John Eisenhower, were opposed to hi; running again. Eisenhower was asked whether if he does seek re-election, Vic< President Nixon would be hi; choice as a running mate again In reply, Eisenhower said he never has talked to Nixon abou ;hat, .and until he has h: chance to do so would prefer no :o discuss it. Eisenhower went on to speak warmly of the vice president, as he has several times in the past Nixon, he said, has his admira tion, respect and deep affection The President said he plans to discuss the political situation will- Nixon, and he indicated he woulc sound out the vice president Nixon's own plans for the future Also In the political field, the President indicated opposition to he idea 01 any Chief Justice oJ he United States getting into pol tics to run for president. There has been talk among some Republicans of "drafting" Chief Justice Earl Warren for the nom nation if Eisenhower decide: against running again. At this second Washington news conference since his Sept. 24 heart ttack, the President dealt again with many subjects, including: * * * FOREIGN AID — Eisenhower See IKE on Pag-e 14 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clou dy to partly cloudy this afternoon, onlght and Thursday. A little ; rmer Thursday afternoon. Friday cattered thundershowers and mild, this afternoon, mid to high 30s; low tonight, mid to high 20s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy south west considerable cloudiness with ccaslonal light snow elsewhere his afternoon; warmer extreme west; partly cloudy and colder to- Thursday snow spreading ver state . and probably becoming :avy south; cold northwest low to- teht 15-20; high Thursday 20s orth to. around 30 extreme south. Minimum thti morning—25. Maximum 'yeittrdny—31. Sunrise tomorrow—7 :OJ. sunset today—S:J2. Meiui temperature— 28. Precipitation 24 hourj (7 «.m. lo J in.]—none. Prcclplt«tlon Jan. 1 to dnte— .90. Thl« I)«tf I,»«t Ycir Mnxlmi'm yentordny—50. Minimum this moinlng—29. Jaa. 1 to mte-.M. E. R. Jackson Withdraws Contest Suit Former Mayor E. R. Jackson today announced that he is withdrawing his Circuit Court suit to contest the Nov. 8 mayorality election'which he lost by 14 votes. In his statement, Jackson said -3- ' . .;. _ he was hoping the election contest suit could have a speedy hearing which would decide the issue by or soon after Jan. 1, official inauguration date for the mayor's office. However, the statement continues, "we found this to be impossible owing to no fault of any one; only the natural time it takes for cases of this kind to proceed." The complete contest of the statement follows: 'I am withdrawing my suit to contest the Nov. 8 election Tor mayor, which returns at the time showed my opponent with a majority of L4 votes. I, and numerous others being convinced of the efforts put forth during the campaign by a few, who were vent upon my defeat, I and a vast number of nfy friends and loyal supporters in behalf of good Democracy and the good of fu-, ture elections, believed that I should: make contest of said election. "We believed at the time thi matter was under discussion thi case could be heard and determin' ed before Jan. 1, 1956, the time fo whomever was legally entitled t< he office to take over; but this we 'ound to be impossible owing to no 'ault of any one; only the natura ;ime which it takes for cases ihis kind to proceed. "By the time the case could now )e completed, a great part of the ;erm will have passed; and even ;hough my action in withdrawing .his suit does not meet the approval and is over the strong protest o many of my friends and supporters I feel that, in fairness to the goot people of Blytheville, that I shouh withdraw .since this is after th "irst of the year, and my opponen IBS taken office under the election returns as they then existed, am ias begun a program under whic! the government of the city is no^ operating. 'I think, even though I should b successful In my contest, that t 'change horses in the middle of the tream" would not be fair and jus o the citizens of Blytheville, or tc heir best Interest, which I most!.', ave at heart. "I would like, at this time, to hank all of my friends and loya upporters for the vote of confl- ence, which they gave me, at the lolls, Nov. 8, and the vote of con- idence given me many times in the ost. "I have served as Mayor of Bly- heville Tor 10 years; from 1941 to 949, and 1953 to 1956, and in those ears, in which I serve as your nayor, I did my utmost to perform he duties of the office and serve II of the people of Blytheville hon- stly, sincerely and conscientiously, nd with a one and only motive, -nd that was, to give Blytheville •he best business-like administra- ion humanly possible for me to ive. "The experience which I have ained in serving you as your pub- servant, throughout the long enure as your mayor, has been in- aluable and I now take this meth- d to express to each and all of the esidents and citizens of this fine ity, my sincere gratitude and ap- reciation for the honor you bestow- d upon me. "I am very proud of my record as our mayor. My record speaks for self and is one of which I believe o public servant could be ashamed. 'I also extend to and give credit • all of the excellent employees, •ho worked under me during this eriod of time and assisted me in discharge of the office of may- r and government of this city. We id our best honestly and conscien- ously to acquit ourselves with hon- "Also, do I extend my sincere lanks and appreciation to the ex- ellent assistance and cooperation ielVed from the citizens, as well is my employees. Th financial reports always show- d a sharp, increase in funds at the See JACKSON on Page 14 Demo Solons Say Foreign Policy Is Campaign 'Must' By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of Senate Democrats signaled unwillingness today to label specific foreign policy issues out of bounds for political campaign discussion. * Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said'there must be room for "constructive criticism" of Eisenhower administration actions. Ha added both parties are in basic agreement on the objective of preserving peace. Secretary of State Dulles told a news conference yesterday he has talked' to Democratic leaders about the possibility of keeping Israel, Egypt 3- UN Peace Plan JERUSALEM (#) — Israel and Egypt have accepted a three-point U. N. peace plan for the disputed El Auja demilitarized zone. The TJ. N. Palestine truce supervision organization announced the agreement after Secretary Dag Hammarskjold conferred here and Jn Cairo with leaders of both nations. Hammarskjold had proposed the plan originally last Nov. 3, afte Israeli and Egyptian forces clashe in the Negev Desert area alon the Israeli-Egyptian border. . ,. • At UN'«.l>iHJ*«*i Under the plan Ol Egypt wi let the truce group put demarca tion lines wherever the U. N. mei think necessary, (2) Egypt wi withdraw any "minor encroach ments which might, still remain i the zone, and (3) Israel will re move all her military forces, ob stacles and mines from the zone Hammarskjold's proposals weri worked out after talks with the Western Big Three and Maj. Gen E. L.M. Burns of Canada, the chief truce supervisor. Hammarskjold, who is making R world tour, told a news con r erence here yesterday he still be iieves a general Palestine settlement can be reached. Th El Auja aone is about 9f square miles and stretches for about 20 miles. Both sides have nade strong territorial claims within the area. Leochville Lad Is State Winner Billy Darrell Carter, of Leach- vine, is state winner of a national cotton contest, it was announced at the Future Farmers of America dinner in Little Rock last night. He will represent Arkansas at he national FFA convention in Kansas City. A total of $3,200 in prizes was awarded to FFA winners. "arm Implement Officers Named MEMPHIS W—A Stuttgart, Ark., man has been elected a director of be Midsouth Farm Equipment As- ociation convention, Nuel Shupe will serve with Sam Jason of Cleveland, Miss., and Bill 'itzgerald of Paycttcville, Tenn. The 500 farm equipment dealers lected George K. Wade of Green- 'ood, Miss., president to succeed Bob Lee Smith of Blytheville. one or two foreign problems out of campaign debate. He said constructive criticism is appropriate, but didn't define what is constructive. Nor did he name the issue* he had in mind. "Already in Debate" Sen Morse (D-Ore) said Congress is going to examine thoroughly Dulles' "atomic-rattling foreign policy." "I know of no coalition of Democrats or Republicans who can keep it out of political debate because Mr. Dulles and his political henchmen have already thrown it into the debate," he said. "So long as he proposes to lead the American.people to. the preci-... pice of war as a deterrent to war, it is the duty of Congress to examine and publicly debate hid policies." 'Actions Partisan" Sen. Pulbright CD-Ark) said In a separate interview Dulles "talks about bipartisanship but all his actions are partisan." Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) said if Dulles wants to "set a good example" he can "apologize for the Republican platform plank in 1952" and for statements in a recent ife magazine article. Dulles has been criticized by Democrats for statements attrib- ited to him in the article that the ability to go to the verge of war without involvement is a "necessary art" of diplomacy. Collection Suit Is in Progress A case involving: collection of a ;357.45 account at Walls Hospital vas in progress today in Circuit Court. Owners sued Mrs. Elva Poe for 'xpenses in the treatment of her irother, now deceased. Earlier, a suit brought by Genral Motors Acceptance Co. was lisposed of without a jury. The efendant, Otis Wolford, made car ayments for which he was being ued. A counter action filed by Wol- ord was not heard when he took non-suit. It invloved alleged de- iciencies in the car. Tomorrow a damage action in- olving a car-train collision will be eard. J. H. Seeman Js plaintiff •ainst C. N. Smith and others. for Prague LONDON Ml — Moscow radio an- ounced today that Foreign Minis- V. M. Molotov and Defense Minister Georgi Zhukov had left y plane for Prague to attend the eeting of the Warsaw Alliance, pening Friday, CED Suggests Farm Financial Aid And Rural Industrialization Study WASHINGTON t*—The Commit- e for Economic Development sug- 'Sted today the government ould explore the Idea of offering lanclal aid to farm families who ant to quit an overcxpanded agrt- Iture. It suggested also that the gov- nment study the possibility of couraglng Industrialization In ral areas. The committee—which describes elf as a nonprofit, nonpolltlcnl search and education organlza- in supported by business' con- rns—said agriculture's present onomlc distress reflects too uch production of some farm oducts. too much instability of rmcrs' Income and too many full- ne farm families with very low comes, I There were, meanwhile, these other developments in the politically explosive farm situation: 1. A group of about 25 Midwestern Republican House members arranged to call on Secretary of Agriculture Benson to present proposals for emergency action to bolster prices. "We want action, ond action now," said Rep. Lovre (R-SD), heading the unofficial nine-state delegation. 2. Sen. Young (R-ND) said will be a miracle" if Congress can act on new farm legislation before crop planting time. Young noted that the Senate Agriculture Committee on which he serves has just started to draft a bill, which then will require action by the Senate and the- House. The CED study of th* farm situa- tion was made by a research and policy committee headed by Prnzar B. Wilde, president of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Hartford. It went on record for the administration's flexible price support system and for the new administration soil bank plan to pny farmers for taking land out of production as a means of bringing production and consumption Into balnce Within a five-year period. To alleviate problems of about one million farm famlles In areas of persistent low Incomes, the committee recommended "stimulation" of migration from the land to urban arcns. It added that farrnei* who remain In low-Income areni should be Moisted In obtaining tarf er farnu.

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