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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MI8SOUBI VOL. LI—NO. 362 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVB CENTg Solon Warns Of Dangers Of Soviet Missile By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) cautioned today of "danger that the Soviet may fire a 1,500-mile " licH/i miccilci Tinf nvo— iha.-^anrl-nf fhia-voaT* listic missile before-the end of this USDA Rules Out Bid for Larger Cotton Set-Aside May Tend to Hamper Surplus Disposal, Gathings Is Told WASHINGTON WK-The Agrioul ture Department told Rep. Gath ings (D-Ark) today that an in crease in the cotton "set-aside' could "tend to hamper" programs for disposing of farm surpluses. Gathings had asked Agriculture Secretary Benson to increase 'the cotton set-aside from three mil lion bales to four million—the maximum provided under the farm act .The act permits the depart •ment to disregard this much 01 the cotton drop—if it so wishes—in determining the support rale. Higher Support Level This increase, Gathings said would have the effect of increas ing the support price level. The Agriculture Department re plied, however, "It is not bellevec that Increasing the set-asides to four million bales would have any material effect on current n kets." "However, since the ways i n Which commodities, in the set-aide may be disposed of are somewha limited and since such disposals are subject to adequate safeguards against interference with norma marketings, it is possible that an addition to the set aside could eventually tend to hamper pro grams for disposing of our surpluses." Long Term Detriment The letter, signed by Undersecretary True D. Morse, said "The restricted production opportunity which is a necessary corol- Jar-y to high level price support is working to not only the 'short term but the long term detriment of the American cotton producer." "This is true because it not only deprives him of immediate opportunity of a .gainful return from a large portion of his land bu also tends to lose his potentia markets to both synthetic fibers and foreign cotton production." In determining the level of support, Morse said, "We must keep in mind the fact that policies which would cause cotton farmers to lose still more of their dwindling markets to synthetic fibers and foreign production would not be in the best the long term interest of cotton farmers." for- * He", said the balance of woi military power would shift agains the West if the Soviet Union should win the "critical race" for develop ment of such an intermediate' range missile—and after that, an intercontinental missile with a 5, 000-mile range and the capability of carrying atomic destruction to the United States. Opening: Session Jackson's prepared Senate speech was planned as the opening round of a Democratic volley administration defense policies Lined up to join in were Demo cratic Senators Mansfield of Montana, Kennedy of Massachusetts and Symington of Missouri, mer Air Force secretary. Jackson said America has "consistently underestimated" the So viets in the military and atomic fields since World War n. He said there was need for £ completely new defense philosophy which he boiled down into these terms: "All-out work on critical projects today to avoid all-out war tomorrow: He proposed that: 1. The ballistic missile projecl should now proceed with the maximum effort of which this nation is capable, supported by the kind of urgency that heretofore Americans have reserved . for war-time conditions," and that: 2. "To implement this objective the ballistic missile program should be placed under a full time civilian administrator, reporting directly to the secretary of defense and U) the President.' Heads AEC Committee Jackson heads a Senate-House Atomic Energy subcommittee military applications, a group now hearing secret testimony of the nation's top military leaders America's atomic status. He said the importance of the 1,500-mile missile cannorbe~rhmT r mized even though it could not reach this country from Communist bases. Such a weapon, he said, "would canel out oUr one vital advantage over Russian air-atomic power— our system of advanced overseas air bases," and might make them "virtually useless." Furthermore, he went on, the intermediate - range missile could put many of America's free world allies up against "the threat of ballistic blackmail," since they would lie within its reach. President Eisenhower, in his budget for fiscal 1957 starting July 1, included 81,276,000,000 for missile development. This compares with 917 millions for the current year. Jackson gonceded there had been a stepup, 4 but he told a reporter he believed more money is needed. Victim of Burns Said Critical A 10-year-old girl whose clothing caught fire as she brushed against a heating stove last Thursday was reported In critical condition today in Walls Hospital. .She, is Irene Hulsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hulsey, of Half Moon. Her father is a farm worker for Clay Stallings. The girl has second, and third degree burns over 50 per cent of her body. A hospital spokesman said the girl is a welfare case nnd an appeal has been made to the local office for funds to defray her hospital expenses. The child's mother is staying with her at the hospital, the spokesman said. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS-CIou- dy with showers and thundershowers this afternoon and tonight, turning to freezing rain or snow Thursday. Considerably colder Thursday. High this afternoon, low 40s; low tonight, low 30s. MISSOURI — Heavy snow warning northwest and extreme north; rain extreme south and snow central and north this afternoon and tonight with heavy snow fall northwest and extreme north and snow mixed with some sleet or freezing rain central; slowly rising temperature east; diminishing snow north and rain changing to snow and end- Ing most sections south Thursday; colder Thursday; low tonight 20s northwest to 30s southeast; hiffh Thursday 20s northwst to 40s southeast. Minimum this morning—34, Maximum yesterday—41, Sunrise tomorrow—fl:58. ' Sunset today—5:W, llctn temperature—32.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 »,m. to 7 a.m.)—.52. Precipitation J»n. 1 to date—fl.2«. this n*t« Uit Year Maximum ywt«rd»y—41, Minimum thli'morntnK~40. Precipitation JM. 1 to *»U— M. County Dental Society Elects George Vernon Dr. George Vernon of Blytheville was elected president of ' a study club organized by the dentists ot Mississippi County, it was announced. First meeting was held Monday night at Rustic Inn. Monthly meetings will include films, lectures and clinics on dentistry. Also elected were Dr. Geor?e Cone of Osceola, vice president, and Dr. Orlie Parker of Blytheville, secretary-treasurer. Afte Monday's election of offices, Dr. Vernon presented a film entitled "Immediate Denture Technique." Traitor! TULSA, Okla. W)—Henry Ford, a mechanic, has been charged with stealing a Chevrolet. DELEGATES TO CONFERENCE — Davis Cobb (left), son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cobb, and Don Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Coleman, have been named two of Arkansas' 20 delegates to the Golden Anniversary Chorus which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Music Educators National Conference in St. Louis April 13-18. Every state is to be represented at the conference. Both are members of Mrs. J. Wilson Henry.'s Blytheville High School glee club. (Courier News Photo) Smith Rules For Southland In Race Case Chancery Judge W. Leon Smith today ruled the Arkansas State Racing Commission overstepped its power in denying a greyhound racing permit in West Memphis to So.ulhland Racing Corp. and overruled a demurrer filed by Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry. He quoted the Commission's statement that the permit was denied Dec. 5 because it "would not serve the best interest of the State Mothers Get $933 in March Moms Brave Cold To Strike Blow Against Polio Mothers marching on polio in the Blytheville area showed a total of $993.50 for their efforts Monday- night, Northend County Chairman Mason Day announced today. In addition, the Yarbro WSCS has reported collecting $230.08. Other area totals are not yet available. Cold Job, Warm Praise Chairman Day said the women who did the marching on the cold, wintry night certainly are to be applauded. If any residents were missed, liey are urged to send their con- :ributlons to Mr. Day, or to Joe Ewing, city chairman, or this newspaper. Here is the breakdown of amounts the various groups collected: Three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi — Alpha Delta: $159.68: Ex- empler:. $80.75; Alpha Alpha: $101. The Mrs. Earl Wilson group — $53.28. Rebekah Lodge — $428.22. American Legion Auxiliary — $110.57. of Arkansas." Then he said, "No such power to reach such conclusion is conferred upon the Commission.' The Commission may take one oi two steps. It may stand on its demurrer and refuse to plead further, or It may answer Judge Smith's opinion. If it stands on the demurrer, judgment will be rendered by Chancery Court against the Commission, as "if by default. Such judgment would have the effect of an order forcing the Commission to issue a certificate of permit to Southland. Defendants have the right U> answer, Judge Smith said, "if they conceive any of the allegations ol the petition (the original application of Southland) to be untrue.' Piling of an answer denying any of those allegations would bring the base to trial in Chancery Court. After considerable public wrangling on the disputed application, coincided by the resignation of some of the racing commission members, a newly-appointed group dented Southland's greyhound racing application at a meeting Dec. 5. The "would not serve the best interest" reason was given at that time. Files Petition Southland then filed a petition in Chancery Court Dec. 19 against individual members of the Commission and the State Revenue Commissioner. It asked that the commission be ordered to issue the certificate. Southland said thai it had compiled with all the provisions ot Act 339, 1935. setting up steps leading to certification of Greyhound racing. > These provisions stipulated that See SOUTHLAND on Page 12 US Churchmen to Visit Russia By GEORGE W. CORNELL NEW YORK Wl—An eight-member delegation of American Pro- ;estant leaders was named today ;o make a 10-day visit to Russia n an'effort to increase "mutual understanding." It will be the most broadly representative church contact with religion in Russia in 40 years. The group will go under .sponsorship of the National Council of Churches, the nation's largest rell- [ious agency. It includes 30 Pro- cstant and Eastern Orthodox denominations with 3S14 million nembers. Befiiu Mir. > The trip, to begin March », will be the first part of a two-way exchange, with Russian Orthodox country in June. In announcing plans for the trip, Dr. Eugene Carson Blake of Philadelphia, coucll president, told a neetlng of the council's ISO-member governing General Board: "While we cannot be sure that agreement can or should be reach at many points, we do hope that under the guidance of Almighty Qod this exchange of visits will contribute toward a large, measure of understanding and good will." The delegation'will include presiding heads of several major American denominations, Among them: The Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sher- rlll, presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church; the Rev. Dr. Franklin Clark Pry, president of the United Lutheran Church, and Dr. Blake, administrator of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. Other Denominations Also going arc prominent officials of the. Methodist, Amcrlcnn Baptist and Congregational Christian churches, nnd church specialists in international affairs. One ol them, Dr. Paul B. Anctdrson (Congregational Christian), member of the council's International Affairs Department, 'speaks Russian. Not since the Communists seized power in Russia~in the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 — has such widely embracing interchurch visit In that country been attempted. The council 'decided seven months ago to try to arrange such an exchange for the purpose of "increasing mutual understanding nnd making manifest the spiritual fellowship which is ours in Christ." Patrarch Alexel, primate of the Russian church, responded favorably, saying that "with brotherly love in Christ we are ready to meet .'your delegation" and expressed hope a Russian group could visit here to "get acquainted with the church life in America." After conferences with Secretary of Stale Dulles, the exchanges were set USSR Police Boss Ousted In Shakeup Successor To Beria Fired By Kremlin By RICHARD K. O'MALLET M9SCOW (AP) — A new Russian government shakeup has unseated the successor of the Kremlin's late secret police boss, Lavrenty P. Beria. The Soviet government early today announced the dismissal of S. N. Kruglov, who became internal affairs minister In July 1953, shortly after his former boss Beria was deposed and condemned to death as a traitor. The secret police were removed from Kruglov's ministry nearly two years ago but he had continued in command of law enforcement police, known in Russia as the militia. The terse announcement of the new change,-published on the back page of the Communist party paper Pravda, said Kruglov had been "released" from his post and succeeded by Moscow's deputy mayor, N. P. Dudorov. Watchdog Post Dudorov also is listed as cheif of the construction department of the Soviet Communist party's Central Committee, a watchdog > post checking all government construction^ and adviser to the Soviet Council of Ministers (Cabinet) on construction. Otherwise he is unknown to Western newsmen in .Moscow. Western observers noted that the statement did not follow the usual Soviet pattern in announcing such shifts. It made no mention of Kruglov's future, whereas such announcements usually say at least that the official has been assigned to other duties. Kruglov's militia has been under increasing criticism recently for failure to deal adequately with hooliganism, public drunkeness and such outbreaks at sports events as the riot at a football in Armenia last November; The Soviet Cabinet change followed a series of top-level replacements in several of the Soviet republics. -The reshuffle was viewed by Western observers as a tightening of controls in preparation for the 20th Soviet Communist party congress opening in two weeks. Key Post The Internal Affairs Ministry is one of the key posts in the Sovie' govrnment, although it does carry the weight it had under Beria because It no longer ontrols the secret police organization. Kruglov lost control of.the secre police nine months after he took over the ministry. In a Cabinei shakeup in April 1954,. the police were placed under I. A. Serov, who See RUSSIA on Page 12 US and British Delegations In Final Session By JOHN' M. HIGHTOWEB WASHINGTON {AP) — American and British delegations, in the final round of Elsen- hower-Eden talks, sought formulas today to secure the Middle East against Soviet power and save the peace in the Far East. British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and his top advisers met with Secretary of State Dulles and State Department policy makers to try to reach some final recommendations for action by President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Eden during the afternoon. Eden and Eisenhower agreed yesterday that peace between Israel and the Arab states is essential to Middle East stability. Among: other things they discussed the possibility of posting United Rations troops in the demilitarized zone. Not Ruled Out U. S. officials demonstrated little enthusiasm for this possibility but an American spokesman said H had not been ruled out by Eden and Eisenhower. Eden and Eisenhower gave serious attention also to new Red Chinese threats against Formosa, including the statement by the Communists that they would use war if necessary to take the island. Britain and the United States have split in their views ot' Red China. Britain would be glad to see that country brought into the U. N .and trade with it expanded. This is opposed by the United States. However, Eden and Eisenhower were reported agreed that differences over such specific issues would not be permitted to disrupt the solid Anglo-American front of opposition to Communist threats and expansionist moves. The idea of sending U. S. troops to the Middle East is reported to have been advanced by the British. Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles were described as cool to it. Problems of the tense, oil - rich Middle East have had a top place in the talks because 01 Soviet moves to build Communist influence there. Several Considered Several possible measures for peacemaking in the Israeli-Arab dispute are understood to have been considered. These include a new public declaration stressing the vital importance of peace, and a reassertion of a British-French- American agreement, first proclaimed five years ago. It contemplates action against either side which launched a new aggression. If the two governments should at some point seek such. U. N. action, they would automatically be expected to furnish a large percentage of the forces neces- See MID-EAST on Page 12 Benson Tells of Dangers In Government Hog Buying AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson told fanners today a government program to buy hogs at supported prices "would hurt you more than it would ever help you." Benson reiterated on the second day of a swing through the Midwest hog belt that the U. S. government is stepping up its pork-buying program — but that it won't purchase and store vast quantities of meat products to bolster prices. Two Doctors Buy Hosoital In Manila Ratton Hospital at Manila has been purchased by two physicians who plan to start ibout March 1. practice there Dr. L. M. Godley, one of the new iwners, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Godley of Osceola. At the ^resent time Dr. Godley is a flight urgeon in the Naval Air Force and s married to the former Peggy Jane Drive'r of Osceola and Lexington, Va. The other partner is Dr. G. J. kVomack. Since graduating from the Jniversity of Oklahoma Medical School three years ago, Dr. Womack been practicing in Heavener, Okla. He is married and has three ihildren. Huqhes Services Are Conducted Services for Mary Ellen Hughes, hree-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hughes, Jr., were con- lucted at 10 this morning at the lome of the child's paternal grandmother, Mrs. R. D. Hughes, Sr. Burial was in Elmwood Ceme- ery with Jim Smart, C. W. Af- llck, Jr., Johnny White and H. A. Halnes, pallbearers. . The family has requested that iny memorials be sent to either Chickasawba Hospital in Blythe- •ille or Le Bonheur Children's Hos- iltnl in Memphis. Murder Capital MEMPHIS, Tenn. (/P)—Memphis was once the murder capital of the world but the number of homl- ides last year dropped to an all- ime low of 27.' That's 10 less than he 1954 figure and considerably nder the 105 in 1932. And there were about 150,000 fewer resident* hen. , "There are those who because* of ignorance of the problem, mis taken judgment or for well-inten tloned political purposes insist thai your government go into the livestock buying business," the secre tary said in a speech prepared for the Minnesota-Iowa Swing Pro ducers Assn "This won't work," he said. "In my judgment such action woulc hurt you more than it would evei help you." Benson said he has been told f program to purchase live hogs nm cattle at supported prices "woult be good politics—particularly in an election year." "Would Cost $1 Billion" "If we were to raise the prici 'of hogs 5 cents a pound as some suggest, it would cost the govern ment almost a billion dollars i year," he said. "That's just foi hogs. "And. of course, we could hard ly deny similar supports to cattle If we add 5 cents a pound to cattle, it would cost another 1 billion dollars. "Then I'm sure you can imagine the delegations of broiler growers turkey growers and others who would descend upon us." If the money and manpower were available, he said, and the government began a direct program for buying livestock, these things would happen: Would Lose Market 1. "Pressure would develop for uniform pricing without proper regard for differences in quality. . , You would be encouraged to produce overfat hogs that would build rriers against your product. You would lose your market for pork; it would be mighty hard to get it back." 2. "It would, of course, stimulate more production. . . . The added hog numbers would soon mean that the government would lave to step in and control hog production. Then government ,vould have to ration your right ) raise hogs." He said the government will do See BENSON on Page 12 Lost Cane Troop Gets Its Charter Approximately 50 persons were on land last night for a court of honor and charter presentation to Troop 73 at Lost Cane. Kenneth Richardson, Mississippi County District organization and extension chairman, presented the troop charter to representatives of the school board, who in turn presented it to Scoutmaster Willis Stutts and the troop. Troop 31, with Ullce Nichols, Scoutmaster, performed the court of honor candlelight ceremony at the meeting. Caruthersville Offers Housing Blytheville Chamber of Com- city, by the press, radio and Cham- merce today received a list of » ^^ C —< ffi2 S£ louscji and apartments in Carutn- a,, chamber 1 • could not guarantee irsvllle available for Air Force jj, e quality of any properties, but base personnel. those Interested here could contact They were sent by J. F. Patter- owners directly, ion, sceretnry of the Caruthersville The list le available at the Chamber of Commerce. Blytheville Chamber office* in City A drive WM Modueted In that Hall. NEW SECRETARY — New Office secretary at the Chamber of Commerce is Mrs. Starling Buncli. She succeeds Mrs. Bemita Moir, who has accepted a secretarial position at Blytheville Air Force Base. Mrs. Bunch has a responsible position in greeting callers at the Chamber office and serving .under Secretary-Manager Jada, MeGuire. Ike's Name Entered In Minnesota Primary By JACK BKLL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Thye (R-Minn)' announced is entering President Eisenhower's name today in the Vlarch 20 Minnesota primary "confident that he will be a candidate "for re-election." This followed by p. day the statement by itepuoncan Gov. George "I. Craig of Indiana that he is wiling to "take the responsibility" 'or filing Eisenhower's name in he May 8 Indiana primary, here are differing opinions as to wheth- r a" candidate's consent is required there. Craig predicted after a White Houst visit yesterday that Elsen- lower will be a candidate "if his health is sufficient." They predicted in a statement hat Eisenhower will be re-elected by a "landslide vote." He said he President has "breathed new ife and has injected hope and faith n a sagging world." Consent Not Required Consent of the candidate Is not •equired In Minnesota. But the law provides that Eisenhower could remove his name from the ballot by Illng by Feb. 25 an affidavit say- ng he Is not a candidate. Eisenhower is due for a new ihysical examination between Feb. 0 and IB to check on his recovery rom a Sept. 24 heart attack. Thus B may announce before Feb. 25 •nether he will seek a second erm. No Objection He entered no objection when ils name was filed, without formal onscnt, In the New Hampshire and Illinois primaries. But t» bM stressed that his lack of assent or dissent does not mean he has made a decision on whether to seek re-election. Sen. Bridges (R-NH), who says he is uncertain about what Eisenhower will do, told a reporter the President is a vigorous participant in weekly conferences with GOP congressional leaders. "The President looks a little thinner than he used to," Bridges said, "but he seems to have the same zip and zest he always had In attacking- the problems that confront us." Junior Tourney Results Listed Here are the second-round results of the Junior Mlssco Basketball Tournament played laat night at Shawnee High School. 1st game: (CHrls) Dell, 27, Luxora 23; 2nd game (boys) Reiser, 31, Dell. 29: 3rd game: (Boys) Wilson, 38, Burdctl«, 23. Tonight's schedule — 6 o'clock: Shawnee vs. Kelscr (glrW; ' o'clock: Luxora vs. Mlssco (boys)! 8 o'clock: Wilson vs. Mlssco «3lrl»>! 8 o'clock: ShawnM (boys). Aimor«l

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