The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS A'ND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 261 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1956 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Kubitschek Takes Oath In Brazil Nixon on Hand For President's Inauguration By JULIUS GOLDEN RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Elected by the votes of dictator Getulio Vargas' lollowefs and the Communists, Juscelino Kubitschek becomes Brazil's president today. He heads a largely conservative cabinet. Delegates from 60 nations and members of the new Congress were in Rio for the inauguration of, the 53-year - old former governor of Minas Gerais state, born in the backwoods of Brazil and the grandson of a Czech immigrant. Vice President Richard M. Nixon headed a 17-member U. S. delegation to the inaugural ceremonies in the capital of Latin America's largest and most populous country. Rio took on a carnival air in the midst of a 100-degree summer heat wave. The holiday atmosphere was in marked contrast to the tension three months ago, when military leaders overthrew a,n interim government suspected of trying to block Kubitschek's. inauguration because of the support his ticket had attracted from the followers of the late dictator and the Reds. Retains 3 Chiefs A conservative himself, Kutibs- chek bulwarked his government by continuing in office the three service chiefs who staged the counter- coup that insured his inauguration. They are Gen . Enrique Texeira Lott, the war minister; Gen. Vasco Alves Seco, air minister; and Adm. Antonio Alves Camara. navy. To -ipe with the vast economic problems facing Brazil, the new President also named to his 11- member Cabinet four men from his own Social Democrat party, one each from the conservative Republican and liberal Social Progress parties, and only two from the Labor party of his running mate and Vargas 1 political heir, Vice President Joao Goulart. Other Holdovers In addition to the three military leaders, Foreign Minister Jose Carlos Macedo Scares was con- President Approves Plan To Finance Road Program GET TOP SCOUT AWARDS — Ray Nelson, David Burnett and Jimmy Fong check Chip Wright's (second from right) Life Scout badge which he received at a joint court of honor for Blytheville troops 31 and 36 at First Methodist Church last night. Other Scouts pictured received Star Scout awards. Chip is now one step away from Eagle while others still must obtain Life. All are members of 36 except Fong, who's from 31. (Courier News Photo) New Parity Formula To be Told Today WASHINGTON (APJ — The government sets up new and somewhat shorter yardsticks today for measuring prices of cotton, wheat, corn and peanuts — four major sources of farm income. The new parity formula is designed to reflect the impact of modern production methods in lowering crop output costs. tinued in office and" ProvIgldri'aT President Nereu Ramos, installed by the Nov. 11 coup, was named justice minister. In a preinaugural news conference, Kubitschek emphasized the urgent necessity for his government to expand transport, electric power and production to meet Brazil's dependence on imports and consequent shortage of foreign exchange. Benson Warns Meat Packers To Tighten Costs CHICAGO (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson told meat packers today "to tighten up your costs" because, he -said, the farmer "is bearing more than the full brunt of price Revenue Office Will Remain Open Tonight State revenue office and city clerk's office will remain open in City Hall tonight as a courtesy to late license tag purchasers. U. W. Mullins, state revenue inspector, said state tags may be purchased in his office as late as 10 or 11 p.m. City Clerk Bill Malin said his office will remain open as long as patrons appear for their city tags. After tonight, fines will be attached license fees. For state tags, the fine will be S3 in addition to the regular fee until Feb. 10. Another $3 will be added each succeeding 10-day period until the fine equals the price of the tag, Mullins said. City fine for 10 days will be 50 cents, added to the standard So fee. After Feb. 10, penalty will be 51 per tag. From records in both offices early today it appeared that some 1.000 car owners will be delinquent unless they purchase tags before closing time tonight. Civil Service Openings Listed Blytheville Air Force Base board of Civil Service examiners has announced examinations for four em- ploye classifications. They are fuel system operator foreman, WF-5, beginning salary »1.98 per hour; fuel system operator, WB-11, starting at J1.62 per hour; Junior warehousemen WB-' begnlnnlg at $1.40 per hour; and warehousemen WB-8, starting at $1.51 per hour. Applications for fuel system em- ployes will be received at the base by the civilian personnel officer until Feb. 16. Applications for the warehousemen will rx received until Feb. 13. Fosters outlining duties and experience requirements may be seen at the post office, employment office, veterans' organizations and the bate civilian personnel office. decline." He said too the Department of* Agriculture is stepping up its pork buying program in an effort t bolster hog prices, and will d everything possible to help develo new markets abroad. "However," he said in a speed prepared for the National Swin Industry Committee, "we do no intend to contribute to the prob lems of livestock farmers by ap proving any program for the go\ eminent to purchase and stor vast quantities of meat product for which it has no visible outlet "Extremely Concerned" We feel that this would do irre parable injury to the industry." He told packer representative: on the industry committee, whict also includes producer spokesmen that he has been "extremely con cerned" because marketing mar gins have been rising while farn hog prices declined. Saying he realizes that wag' scales and freight rates have ad vanced, he said these higher costs have been offset in part by In creased volume "and all the farm er has gotten , . . has been low prices and sharply reduced income.' "Keep Profits In Line" "I want to speak very bluntly with you," he said. "It is essentia that marketing margins be kept in line so they do not exceed rea! costs and that farmers be paid *.f much as possible for their prod' ucts ... "I urge you in industry to tighten up your costs. Keep your profits and margins in line with the historic pattern of a large-volume small-margin industry. . . . The livestock farmer is bearing more than (he. full brunt of price'decline at a time when his costs are going up. "I state emphatically that I will not stand idly by during such times without defending the farmer with every means at my disposal." Charged Non-Support An Information filed In criminal division of Circuit Court has charged Ctrl D. Johnson with abandonment of hi* pregnant wife. No detail* on the charge were given. Group Ready To Appoint Base Council A policy committee to direct the Blytheville Air Force Base-Community Council will be elected'at the Chamber of Commerce offices at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Members of a steering committee, appointed by Chamber Board of Directors, will make 1 the permanent policy group selection. , On the steering committee are Mayor Toler Buchanan, City Clerk Bill Malin, Chamber President S. E. Tune, Chamber Manager Jada Mc- Gulre and representatives of the Air Force. Policy committee will name Subcommittee chairmen who will direct different phases of the base-community setup. In other areas, similar councils have been established and operate successfully In full integration of Air Force personnel Into community lite. Negro Charged In SeMo Wreck Lucky Accused Of Manslaughter In Twin Fatalities C A E U T H E RSVILLE Manslaughter charges were filed Monday against Willie Lucky, 48, Negro of Bragg City, in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court. Prosecuting Attorney James (Tick) Vickrey charged Lucky with reckless driving, causing the death of two of his car passengers near here Saturday night. State troopers saia Lucky had been, drinking before his car crashed into a transport truck, instantly killing Ida Mae Sprigg, 24, and her stepdaughter, Mae Sprigg, 5, Bragg City Negroes. Lucky is behind bars in the county jail here. In Magistrate Court Monday, Larry D. Thrasher pleaded guilty to careless and reckless driving, and Irene Thrasher was fined $5, plus costs, upon entering a guilty plea to permitting a minor to operate a motor vehicle . , The boy's fine of $25, plus costs, was suspended. Suspended Sentence Tony Hill was fined $25, plus costs and given a susepnded sentence of 60 days upon pleading guilty to careless and reckless driving. Robert E. Churchill pleaded guilty to careless and reckless driving and was fined $5, plus costs. Clec- phas Allen pleaded guilty to a similar charge arid was fined $10, plus costs, as was Jacob Van Dyke. James Arnold Hnrt was fined $10, plus costs, and suspended from 60 days sentence after pleading guilty to careless and reckless driving. Phyllis Ann Thomas pledged guilty to careless and reckless driving and was fined $10, and costs, and See WRECK Page 10 * The shift was to be made in an Agriculture Department report (2 p. m., CST) which, was expected to show that a long: downturn in farm prices tended to level off this month under the influence of recent improvements in livestock markets. Farm prices dropped 7 per cent last year. At the end of 1955 they were about 23 per cent below the record high of 1951. The long price decline has become a political issue, with leaders in both parties; urging improvements in federal! farm - aid prograsm. | 1954 Act The,_ change. 41. the price, yard stick for the four big crops was directed by farm legislation atced in 1954 upon the recommendation of President Eisenhower. In mid - December, farm prices as a whole were 20 per cent below the parity yardstick then in use. The old pre-war formula was based largely on hand labor and horse manpower, which is being replaced by tractors and otehr mechanical equipment. In shifting to the new parity formula, the department is limited by aw to a reduction of not more than 3 per cent a year. Reductions parity prices are to be reflected lower price supports which, under the administration's flexible system, may range from 75 to 90 per cent of parity, depending on 'he size of surplus stocks. Wide Difference In wheat, corn and peanuts, the full transition cannot be made in one year because of wide difference between the new and old standards. The old parity price for wheat \vas $2.50 a bushel. The new effective one will be 5 per cent lower or S2.375. A second drop of 5 per cent will go into effect a year from now. A 1956 support price for wheat lias been set at $1.81 a bushel. No announcement has yet been made of this year's support prices For cotton, corn or peanuts. Pay-as-Go Taxation Okayed WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today approved a plan to finance his highway construction program through pay-as-you-go taxation. He abandoned his earlier plan for financing it with bonds. House Republican Leader Martin (Mass) announced the President's decision. He said it was made in recognition of a practical situation in Congress — refusal, of the Democratic leadership to accept the bond program. Wants Program Started Martin said after the GOP congressional leaders' weekly conference with Eisenhower that the President decided to yield on the issue because he wants the highway construction program to get underway. In response to a question Martin told a news conference at the White House that he believes the new program has a "good chance" of winning approval in Congress. Eisenhower's choice, Martin said, was either to "give up the roads" or go along with the Democrats' program. Higher Taxes The Republican leader said House Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) and other Democratic members of the House made their position clear at a conference at the Capitol last week. Replying to questions, Martin made it clear that the new program means higher taxes to finance road building. He added it would be up to the House Ways and Means Committee to decide just how to raise the money. FINANCE CENTER — Opening of Blytheville Air Force Base finance center was celebrated this morning with the issuance of the semi-monthly payroll. Holding their pay vouchers in front of counter are Cols. Robert W. Paulson, left, and Gordon D. Timmons, right. Behind counter, ex- treme left, are Capt. N. T. Stolz, finance officer, left, and Maj. Donald L. Anderson, comptroller, right. Assisting in the office are First Lt. Edward A. Wilkerson, standing center rear, and seven airmen. Payroll today totalled approximately $100,000. (Courier News Photo) $100,000 Total Cooter Lions Plan Minstrel The Lions Club of Cooter will present a minstrel, the 1956 edi- ion of "Darktmvn Jubilee," March I at the school gym. Tickets to the sixth annual show cost 50 cents. Heavy Loot COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. tfP) —Dimes, quarters and half dollars made a hefty load for this thief. He lugged off a huge piggy bank containing an estimated S500 m those coins from the home of Mr- and Mrs. James Marin. Martin said he had weighed the bank just three days earlier, and it tipped the scales at 42 pounds. Pay Day Dawns At Base Here Blytheville Air Force Base today observed its first semi-monthly pay day as 850 officers and men dre\\ $100,000 in checks, much of whicft will find its way into local cash registers. Heretofore BAFB personnel have been paid by mail from Hill APB, Utah, and Sewart AFB, Tenn. Civilian employes at the base, ,n the past paid from Shaw AFB, S. C., will receive wages here beginning Feb. 10. Size of that payroll has not been released by the Air Force. According to Maj. Donald L. Anderson, comptroller, and Capt Nicholas J. Scholtz, finance officer, the base hopes to begin paying commercial vouchers locally within 60 days. Pay Window Opens Paymaster's cage was opened at 8 a.m. this morning in the new fi- nance'building located next to base headquarters. First in line were Cols. Robert W. Paulson, base commander, and Gordon D. Timmons. Other officers and enlisted men followed. This pay period only enlisted men received checks. These were redeemed in cash by Blytheville Post Office, set up building. in a headquarters On succeeding pay days, enlisted men will be paid in cash, while officers will continue to receive checks. Payrolls will increase in size .is the personnel at the base increases, Pay day comes twice a month in the Air Force. • ' Dulles, Lloyd Resume Talks On Critical Far East Issues By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dalles resumed Western strategy talks today with British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd as the top-level Anglo-American conference moved into its second day. Critical Far Eastern questions seem likely to come up for the first time at the high-level review. One of Britain's top Asiatic experts, Sir Hubert-Graves, accompanied Lloyd into the conference room. Relations with 1 Communist China,* including Britain's reported desire to ease existing western trade controls, figured prominently among the key topics to be tackled hi a review of policy in the Far East. Middle East problems, twice discussed at yesterday's opening session, promised to serve as another discussion base during the day, either at the department or at the White House. Lloyd, .accompanied by six top aides, strolled into Dulles' office about 10:30 a. in. to renew talks. Dulles already had assembled six of his top assistants in one of the adjoining conference rooms. Winthrop Aldridge, U. S. ambassador to Britain, joined in the talks as did Livingston Merchant, Asst, Secretary of State for Europe, and. Douglas MacArthur n, department counselor. Preliminary This conference was a prelimin- ry to another meeting of Prcst dent Eisenhower and Prime Minister Eden over the White House luncheon table. Eisenhower and Eden got off to a seemingly good start yesterday on three days of talks on how to deal with the Russians in the Middle East and elsewhere. They agreed in assessing recen Soviet maneuvering on the diplo matic, economic and p o 1 i t i c a front. And Eden pledged Britain' full support to Eisenhower's in sistence on "deeds, not words," as evidence of Russian willingness o ease tensions. Divergence of Views But the first .lay also turned up j divergence of views on the Vliddle East. Some diplomatic of- 'icials said, however, that differences are minor and shoulc narrowed even further at today's session. Eisenhower took part in two oi he three U. S.-British conferences •esterday. On doctor's orders he is >assing up the night gatherings Eisenhower and Eden are exacted to switch attention to the p ar East, once they go as far as hey can ,in fashioning a common )olicy toward the Middle East. The British are said to be more •eluctant than they have been See DULLES Page 10 Newspaper Says Britain Planning First H - Bomb Test LONDON (AP) — The London News Chronicle said today Britain will explode its first hydrogen bomb "somewhere "in the South Pacific next year." The story, which gave no source uranium, for the information, snid the bomb will be of an immensely powerful three-decker type—with an atomic bomb trigger, hydrogen and middle shell an outer laver Jury Hears $60,000 Suit For Damages Alaska Guard Chief Dies of Crash Injuries NOME, Alaska UV-Brig. Gen. John R. Noyes, commander of the Alaska National Guard, died in a Nome hospital last night, a few hours after his dramatic rescue rom the wreckage of a crashed ilnne. Word of the death was tele- raphed to the general's family at Onelda, N.Y. Mrs. Richard Noyes, wife of. the general's brother, said t Oneida, she was advised death corn-red at 3 a.m. Tuesday (EST). Severe Freezing Noyes suffered "severe and ex- .cnslve freezing and multiple in- urles", in the crash Friday of a National Guard plane In which, ho nd three others were flying and n four days and Ihroc nights spent n the wreckage awaiting rescue, Dr. Fred Langsam, Nome's only physician, reported yesterday. Noyes and Maj. Robert Kolb, pilot of the plane, were brought here late yesterday after they had been removed from the wreckage by three bush pilots and a druggist. They were part of a large search party which had hunted for the missing men since the plane was reported overdue. Noyes could not be moved until aid came. He had huddled In the wreckage with Kolb, who suffered minor injuries and exposure In severe wlftter cold. .Noyes' twisted body remained In the same position It took Friday when the plane In which he and Kolb were riding wllh two other men crashed Into the lop of « hijfh mountain and slid 300 feet down its icy slopes. The crash scene was 25 miles northeast of tills bleak northern outpost across the forbidding Bering Strait from Soviet Siberia. The two men riding with Noyes and Kolb, Sgt. Richard August of Nome, the mechanic, and Maj. Francis Siegwart, commander of the Alaska National Guard's 1st Scout Battalion here, started the long walk from the crash scene to Nome Sunda, two days after the plane crashed. They were spotted from the air and Intercepted on the ground shortly after * Civil Air Patrol plane piloted by Phillip Lancaster of Nome located Noycs' downed craft, Siegwart was uninjured. August was suffering extreme exposure. Lancaster and his flying companion Martin Olson landed their light craft at the top of the plateau- like mountain and were soon joined by Bill Mun?,, another bush pilot, and Nome druggist Boyd Harwood, In another plane. Two paramedics summoned by radio administered first aid to Noyes and Kolb. Then, with a slip meaning a tumble of yards, the three bush pilots and Harwood started a tortuous journey to the summit of the mountain with the (njured men on stretchers. Prom the top of tho mountain the two Injured men were flown to Nome. A $60.000 damage suit filed by a Blytheville man who drove his car into a parked railroad tank car was being heard in civil division >f Circuit Court today. Cecil Alton Berry charged Osceola Products Co. and St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Co. with responsibility for alleged injuries suffered. According to the complaint, Berry was driving South on Old Highway 61 near Osceola at 6 a.m., Nov. 16. 1954. As he started to cross the railroad tracks, he struck one of two parked oil tank cars, the complaint said Because of weather conditions, the complaint continued, the car were "practically invisible." They wen said to be parked on property belonging to Osceola Products. Defendants have denied acts of negligence charged in the complaint. Yesterday, a jury returned a $4,500 award in favor of J. H Seeman who was injured August, 1954, in a crossing accident neai Stuttgart. He had been a passenger In car owned by C. N. Smith and partners. The car struck a Rock Island train, injuring Seeman. Original request was for $50,000 in damages. Close-Mouthed In Municipal Court Pasco WtUdrop wns fined $100, costs and sentenced to 24 hours In nil today after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence T Intoxicating liquors. Billy Harris forfeited bond or $tO on n speeding charge. A government spokesman declined to confirm or deny the Chronicle report but termed it "a very interesting story," Officials of the atomic energy authority were as close-mouthed, one remarking: "The government announced we're building a bomb —and if we build it, we've got to test it. But that's as far as we can go." Britain has scheduled a nuclear weapons test off Australia in April, but Australian sources have said a hydrogen weapon would not be .set off. The News Chronicle said a team of British scientists already is ex- pioring possible test areas in the Pacific and added: May Go To Air "It has been decided that, if a round test is objected to be other countries, the bomb will be exploded in the air between three and four miles up so that the firebn II cannot touch the earth's surface." The Soviets announced last November they had exploded their most powerful H-bomb so far high in the air to safeguard against harmful radioactive influences. The first man - made hydrogen fusion device was set off by the United States on the ground at its Bikini Atoll testing site. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy arid continued rather cold this afternoon, tonight and Wed- nehday. High this afternoon, low 40s- low tonight, mid to high 20s. MISSOURI: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon and tonight; not so cold tonight; Wednesday snow north and central and rain or snow extreme south; a little warmer southeast; low tonight 1015 northeast to around 20 southwest; high Wednesday 20s north to 30s south. Minimum this morning—23. Mnxlmum yesterday—30. Sunrise tomorrow—6:58. Sunset today—5:28. Menu tcrnpernturc—31. Precipitation 24 houri (7 n.m. to 7 i.m.)—none. Precipitation Jim. 1 to tlftto—S.74. This Date L»*t Year Maximum yfisterdny—41, Minimum thin mornlnn-24, PruclpltiUlon Jmi. 1 to (Ulo— .>4.

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