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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 264 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News ' Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 3, 1956 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Don't Press Ike For Decision, GOP Is Warned By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican senators advised members of theii-party today-against urging a quick a nouncement from President Eisenhower on whether to seek second term. "There's no rush," Sen. Payne R-Maine) said. And Sen, Dirksen R-I11) said, "It's a personal decision which only one man in the world can make. ... He should not be hurried or harassed into making: any premature announcement in the -matter." Sen. Carlson i.R-Kan), a close friend of Eisenhower, said he is "sure the nation wants the President to take all the time he wants before deciding." He added: "I think he's going to run." "I see no reason why he should be rushed," Sen. Bush R-Conn) commented. "He should have all the time he thinks necessary regarding 1856:" The senators spoke in separate interviews after Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, Eisenhower's personal physician, snid that "no man who is just 4'/2' months past a heart attack is in a position yet" to decide whether to seek re-election. Snyder did not indicate that there might actually be a long delay in Eisenhower's announcement of a decision. The President himself told newsmen Jan. 25 that "I hope I am not going to dillydally too long about it." Physicians are planning new full- scale examinations Feb. 13 and 14 to determine how fully Eisenhower has recovered from a Sept. 24 heart attack. Sen. Capehart (R-lnd), meanwhile, took exception to a New York speech last night in which former President Truman termed "indecent" what he said is Republican pressure being put on Eisenhower "to run in spite of everything." Capehart replied: "It's too bad Truman didn't think the health of a President was important in 1944 when he ran as the vice presidential candidate with a man everybody knew was sick and who died three months after taking office. "These attacks of Truman's remind me of flies biting at the hide of an elephant." Sen. Mundt (R-SD), who saw Eisenhower yesterday, said he thinks the President "will give his decision sometime in the general area between the 1st and 15th of March.""I'm more inclined to believe that he will be a candidate for re-election than I was three weeks ago," Mundt said. "I was tremendously impressed by his buoyancy and bounce." FBI LECTURE — A. M. Bryant, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Little Rock, spoke to North Mississippi County law officials yesterday on civil right legislation as it applies to enforcement work. Left i: Sheriff William Berryrnan and right is Blytheville Police Chief Charles Short, who were co-hosts at the meeting. Bryant is holding similar meetings throughout the state. (Courier News Photo) $2.9 Billion In. Postal Funds Recommended By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Appropriations Committee today recommended $?,,973,90Q,QOO in new funds for the Post Office Department. At the same time, it demanded that something be done to curb the growing postal deficit. The new money allotted subject j yearly to postal revenues. to approval by the House next week and later by the Sejiate Is for use during the fiscal year starting July It is $26,100,000 less Pepsi Bottlers To Meet Here 200 to Attend State-Wide Convention . Some 250 Pepsi-Cola bottlers and their employes and wives from over Arkansas are due to drink their Pepsis while basking in Blytheville's hospitality Saturday and Sunday. The occasion will mark the first annual meeting of Arkansas Pepsi- Cola Bottlers Association. On hand for Saturday night's banquet in Hotel Noble will be D. Mitchell Cox, vice president of Pepsi Cola Co., New York. He will be the principal speaker that night. To See Plant Saturday afternoon, the visitors will see Blytheville's Pepsi plant, •which is the most modern in Arkansas. Plant manager Jimmie Sanders said he will set up special vending machine and equipment exhibits and will have his production line in operation for the tour. Sunday, the men will attend a business session at the plant while the women meet for a devotional in the hotel. Mrs. Alex Shelby will lead services there. Charles Hawkins of Harrison is president and Bob Tucker ol LHUe Rock is secretary-treasurer. than President Eisenhower quested. It was included in a $3,618,699,000 appropriation bill to finance also the Treasury Department and the Tax Court. The over-alt total was $31,173,000 below presidential requests but $252,179,500 more than the three agencies were given for the present year. First Money Measure Most of the increase over current-year allotments was for higher salaries voted for federal em- ployes last year by Congress, The bill was the first of the big annual money measures to emerge from the committee this year. The new appropriations figures do not include an estimated §20,400,000,000 in permanent appropriations and trust funds, large-, est of which are seven billion dol-j lars for interest on the national 1 debt and $7,300.000.000 in social security receipts, which go Into the \ Treasury. The committee noted: | that the interest on the debt is ex pected to be 200 million dollar; more next year than this year. Recommends Action Estimating the postal deficit— the excess of operating costs over operating revenues—at 470 million dollars, the committee said "some action must be taken to get postal rates" more in line with the cost of handling the mail. It said existing rates are "woefully inadequate." Eisenhower, who has been eating higher rates for the last three years, prodded Congress again this week for increases to add about 40612 million dollars Legislation to boost postal rates has been pending in Congress since last year, but its current prospects are dim. Mayor Sees Commission Form of Rule Mayor Toler Buchanan yesterday envisioned commission form of administration for not only the city's police department, but also for utilities, maintenance, streets and sanitation departments. Speaking to Blytheville's Rotary Club, he also said the State Highway Commission is ready to proceed with plans for bringing a new West Highway 18 approach to the city. Buchanan told the Rotarians plans haven't crystalized for set- Base Council Group Lists Personnel Of Its Committees Four subcommittees to handle specific problems and projects of Blytheville Air Force Base-Community Council have been announced by the Policy Committee. The Council was formed this week in an effort to help Air Force personnel Integrate into community afliiirs and to solve problems that present themselves in service-ci- Big Disappointment OAKLAND, Calif. I* — A dry sense of humor might help whoever stole a beer truck and trailer here Driver Edward Breyer of Anaheim said the cargo was 40.800 bottles — every single one empty. Ginning Figure Is 237,908 Department of Commerce today released ginnings for Mississippi County prior t-o Jan. 16. To that date, the county had turned out 337.908 bales. Last year's report at the same date: 208,885. Schooling and Experience May Rule Teachers 7 Pay By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — A plan for establishing a salary scale for Pemiscot county teachers on basis ol education and experience was revealed at a meeting of school boards at the high school here Thursday. Members of boards of the county's 11 school districts were present. Partlciaptlng In a panel discus- lion were D. A. Cobble, Caruthers- vllie's city superintendent of schools; L. N. Kinder, superintendent at Holland; Lyman Dillarrt, Wardell superintendent, and Ftyod Hamlett of Caruthersville, county superintendent. The superintendents are not recommending to district boards of education that a unlfrom schedule of pay be set up for ajl districts as individual districts have Individual needs and sources of revenue, Hamlett sad. However, some sort of system is needed, he asserted. Hamlett expressed belief that teachers with more college hours i p*M mow HMD thoM, with less hours of credit. He also said teachers with more years of service should be paid more. Is Proud "We can be proud. of our teachers because, of the amount of college training they have had," Hamlett said. . While some local teachers were without college training as recent as nine years ago, no teachers in the county have less than two years of college education now. Hamlett said. Only 63 of the county's 408 teachers have less than .three years of college education, Two - hundred- nnd-thlrteen have at least four years of college training and 84 have had five years of college work. The ever-Increasing degree of education of teachers here Is due to summer courses, extension course*, and Saturday classes at nearby colleges. Stale Aid Carleton FulbrlRht ol Cape Cll- rardenu, Southeast, Missouri's state •M TBACHKM w Pa«* M Jury Awards Man $20,000 In Damages A Circuit Court jury yesterday awarded Cecil Alton Berry, of Blytheville, S20,QQO for personal injuries sustained more than a year ago when his car struck a parked railroad oil tank car. Damages were assessed solely against Osceola Products Co., which was named defendant along with St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Co. The complaint asked $60,000. Early on the morning of Nov. 16, 1954, Berry was driving south on Old Highway 61 near Osceola. As he started to cross a spur line on Osceola Products property, his car struck the oil tank car. Berry claimed the company was negligent in allowing the car to block the roadway without proper warning. The man said he received < tensive internal, chest, back a head injuries. vilian communities. Committees, members and ting up commissions for various departments, but said he is working on departmentalizing various city functions. Such a set-up would remove from the mayor's office the control of these city functions and would place it in the hands of citizens' commissions made up, he said, of from three to five men. To Collect Fees Buchanan also said the city is going to make an effort to collect between £25,000 and 330,000 in delinquent garbage fees, privilege licenses and auto tags. He said the city has been collecting about half of the potential garbage fees and therefore in 1955 had a $24,000 deficit in that department. their j "We had some 800 vehicle* in the positions ai the base and in community are: Police - Health - Safety — Capt. Thompson, provost marshal, anc; James Roy, president of BlytheviHe Bar Assoc., co-chairmen; and members Capt. Preston, base surgeon; Capt. Dtirby, air installations officer; Lt. Labar, legal officer; Charles ( Short, police chief; Judge Graham employment haven't Sudbury, municipal judge; Elbertjout, but I feel that the! city last year which didn't pur- | chase city tags. In addition, were unpaid privilege licenses from a number of businesses," he stated. "I have received favorable approval from the City Council Finance Committee in regard to hir- Bid anin Melt U S osition By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — A new appeal from Premier Bulganin failed today to melt U. S. opposition to a Soviet-American "friendship treaty" which this government holds to be needless and perhaps risky. In a 2,800-word message made public by the State Department late last night, Bulganin urged President Eisenhower to reconsider the 20-year pact proposed by the Russian Premier last week and promptly turned down by Eisenhower. U. S. officials said Blllganin's " " " " " new message was mainly a rehash of previous arguments for the treaty and that he had not advanced persuasive new ideas. Eisehower. in a letter Saturday, had told Bulganin a treaty between Russia and the United States, merely reiterating peaceful behavior pledges already in the United Nations ' Charter, "might indeed work against the cause of peace." "Deeds Not Words" He said such a pact could create "the illusion that a stroke pen could achieve a result which in fact can be obtained only by a change of spirit." Bulganin picked up Eisenhower's argument that "deeds not words" are needed to ease East-West tensions, and sought to turn it back oii Hie United States. Without naming Secretary oi State. Dulles, he called the secretary's "brink of war" statement provocative. And he said American moves to build up its air bases around the Soviet Union create "fully understandable apprehension" among- the Russians. Bulganin said he thought Eisenhower would agree "that the conclusion of a treaty of friendship and cooperation between the two strongest powers in the world would contribute enormously to a healthier international situation." Same View Officials said his letter would be answered in the same courteous vein that, has characterized the exchange of almost half n dozen personal messages between the two lenders since the summit conference last July. But. they noted that as recently as Wednesday Eisenhower had joined with British Prime Minister Eden In a declaration cautioning nations neutral in the cold war to beware of Red "enticements. Eden and Eisenhower also asserted that Soviet policy still is bent upon world conquest. Bulgiinin told Eisenhower Russia would be prepared to make friendship treaties with Britain, Prance and other countries. Even though the U. N. Charter pledges its members to peaceful conduct, he argued, the aims oi the U. N. would be advanced if "the two greatest powers in the n Says Reds' id for Treaty Is 'Remarkable' WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Eden today described Soviet Premier Bulganin's offer of a friendship treaty 'with Britain as a "remarkable" event since Russia only last year tore up a Soviet-British nonaggression pact. * * * " ' Eden Favors Gentle Easing Of China Trade ing a collector to get these funds j world" could "harmonize" their we are now missing. Details ,of his been worked is what we'll do in an attempt to get more in- See MAYOR on Page 10 relations by signing a two-way pact. The offev to make treaties with Britain find France wa.s a new See U.S. on 1'age 10 Gen. Partridge Says: Johnson, city attorney; Dr. Joe Beasley, county health officer; and Dan Blocigett, city engineer. Housing-Commercial — Col. fJ. K. Smith, executive officer, and J. L. West brook Jr., chairman of Retail Merchants Division, co-chairmen; and members Capt. Dodd, PX officer; Capt. Dash, personnel officer; Capt. Clifton, installations ol- ficer; Jimmy Stevenson, president of Blytheville Real Estate Board; Jim Roleson, manager of Credit Bu- By V ERN H \UGLAND sToKs 0 ' Sof o'f 3 ' PubHc HovS WASHINGTON (AP) - The commander of the nation's Authority in Blytheville; and Jada a ir defenses said today atomic weapons soon will be stored at McGuire, chamber of commerce i ^j r p orc e ground stations and carried on defense aircraft, manaeer. [ Recreation-Education - Religious-j "The day is not far off when we Welfare Services—Capt. Rex. Full- shall have atomic weapons at the er. public service officer, and Rev. various stations in storage and on 0 1 the planes In flight." Gen. Earle E. AF Ground Stations To Get A - Harold E^ensperger, president „. Blytheville Ministerial Alliance, co- Partridge said in an address pre- Ikeond Mamie Register Today GETTYSBURG, Pa. MV-President Eisenhower pondered Russia's new "peace" overture today as he prepared to sign up for an enterprise in which he obviously had more faith—America's 1956 election. Eisenhower and his wife arranged to register as voters at Adams County's yellow-painted courthouse. This was to have been the only interruption in a quiet country weekend until Soviet Premier Bul- ganin came through with unexpected message. Eisenhower didn't see it until after he arrived at his farm home here in mid-afternoon yesterday. Lucky Pain! SANTA MONICA, Calif. Ifl — A pain In the neck has put actress Elizabeth Taylor in the hospital. Shr was placed In neck traction yesterday to relieve pain from a five-year-old skiing: accident, her studio announced. Occasionally ft slight strain aggravates thel njtiry. She is oxnccted to leave St. John's hospital tomorrow for a rest in Pita pared for a jet age conference of the Air Force Assn. "This contributes to our determination to remove military flying from municipal or civil airports a? soon as possible," he said, but added that will come only "over a period of years" and at a cost of more than three billion dollars. More {Safely Features Partridge, commander in chief oi the Continental Air Defense Command, said that while defense chairmen; and members Captain Maxfield; Miss Blancne Kennedy, service club director; Harvey Johnston, personal affairs officer; T/Sgt. William Rogers, NCO in charge o; athletics; Mrs. Albert Byrne, president of officers Wives Club; president of NCO Wives Club (to -ae elected i, president of airmen's Wives Club tto be elected); J. P. Garrott, director of YMCA; Floyd Irby, director of county welfare department; w. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools; Mrs. C. G. Redman, chairman of USO; B. R. Hays, president of Blylhcville School Board; Mrs. Freeman Robinson, civic worker; and S. Jiedel, chairman of Red Cross chapter. Publicity-Community Relations Lt. Col. Ruff, director of material, and Bill Hrabovsky, president oi Junior Chamber of Commerce, cochairmen; and members Lt. Col Byrne, maintenance officer; Li. Qramlfng, information services officer ; Ll. Crane, special services officer; Harry A. Haines, editor oi Blytheville Courier News; Harold Sudbury, of radio station KLCN; il. B.- (Jimmy) Richardson, president of Kiwanls Club; Harvey Morris, president of Lions Club; J. W. Adams, president of Rotary Club; and Floyd Tate, American Lcglnn commander. Members to the committee were named on the basis of positions Reid at the base and in the community. Members will change from t«rmcnt win* be conducted time to time, but positions will re-1 row at Forest Lawn Memorial Park main pornMnenUp. la rmrbv bases—about a third of its lotal— are on civil airports, many of them \vith runways too short for good jet operations. "Wt> are paying in manpowe. WASHINGTON tfP) — British Prime Minister Eden said today his government favors "a step by step" nHSing of the West's trade controls on Red China to put them on the Mine level with Russia. Eden made the statement 45-minute news conference held RS he prepared to leave Washington after a _ five-day visit for conferences with President Eisenhower, Eden also said Britain believes "it might be desirable to station more United Nations observers" along the Arab-Israeli borders. Up to UN But he said any final decision as to that should be left to the U,N. truce supervisor in the area. Canadian Gen. E. L. M. Burns. The news conference was held at the National Press Club with more than 300 reporters attending. In response to questions, the Prime Minister said: 1. He had not yet had a chance to study Soviet Premier Bulganin's latest note to President Eisenhower. But he said he has "every confidence we shall agree" with Eisenhower's expected reply. 2. He sees no value to At the same time Eden defended his invitation to Bulganin and Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev to visit England . next spring. Eden said he does not "regard it as a bad thing that we should talk with those with whom we disagree." Phrased Carefully The British government chief phrased his comment on the latest Bulganin message to President Eisenhower very carefully and with what appeared to his audience of reporters to be British understatement. Bulganin, in a message delivered to Eisenhower a tGettysburg yesterday, urged the President to reverse his rejection of last week's Bulganin proposal for a 20-year THenasKiiTTreaty with the United- States. Bulganin declared his readiness to make similar treaties with Britain, Prance and other nations. Eden, at a news conference just before winding up a 5-day visit to Washington, said ne thought this offer "interesting" and "a little remarkable." There used to be an Anglo-Soviet pact, he remarked. Eden himself and. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov signed it he said, and "perhaps he will remember." It was a 20-year treaty and the late Ernest Bevin as British foreign minister offered to extend it to 50 years. "That treaty doesn't exist any longer because the Soviets denounced it," Eden said. "And for what reason does it not exist any longer?" Eden answered himself: "Because we and the countries of Western Europe formed an as- j sociation of free nations in defense, another 20-year friendship treat} j purely in the defense, of the West." with Russia, as proposed by Bui- panin in the note, since a Soviet- British treaty was "torn up'' by the Russians only last year. \o New Commitments 3. Britain has made no new commitments as to defense of Formosa and the Pescadores should they be attacked by Red China. 4. The United States and Britain must do everything possible raise living standards in under-developed areas to counter Russia's switch from military to economic penetration tactics. 5. President Eisenhower and he "take very seriously" the possibility of joint U. S.-British-French action in the Middle East to keep any border disputes from erupting; into war. Eden declined to predict what, and IJiLsled airplanes because of i thpse steps might be. the short fields from which wej 6. His conference with operate," he said. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, turn- Eisenhower 'exceeded tiona. He said progress on all points, showing "i range of agreement." Charges Set CARTJTHERSVILLE — Willard McBrown, of near Hay ward, halved preliminary hearing in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court Thursday and was bound over to Circuit on charges of illegal manufacture of whiskey and selling liquor without a license. McBrown is free on 31,000 bond. Omer Perry pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and was fined 550, cost and given 30 days in jail. William W. Hargrove entered a p ., I guilty plea to careless and reckless . 1 .„ 1 Uvivins and was fined S50, costs, unU suspended sentence of very wide Giant Transport Plane Unveiled LONG BEACH, Calif. (>P) — A huRC turbo-prop transport plane, "We are putting more safety features into the controls for the future," he snld. "The reason is that the present weapons are only midgets in comparison to what we are going to have." He said 18 of his command's California Burial For Bob Burns LOS ANGELES (ff)— Bob Burns, the Arkansas ba?xjoka player, will be buried on a hillside far from the Ozark "country folks '* of his philosophical humor. The comedian, 65, died yesterday of cancer. He had been in a coma six days. Private funeral services and In- tomor- MISSOURI: Considerable cloud;ness south and east central fa;r elsewhere this afternoon; partly cloudy nonhu'esL cloudy cast- ami south tonight and Saturday; occasional snow southeast and extreme south this afternoon spreading over most of east and south tonight and Saturday except, rain, or snow extreme southeast; no important rhunfit? in temperature; low tonight around zero extreme northwest to Imver 30.S extreme southeast; high Saturday 20s northwest to 30s southeast. ! Minimum this niornln«—;t2. I Mnxlmnm yesterday—1(i. Sunrise tomorrow--G:S6. gunnel totlity-S:ai. Mpnn tpmppraturp—J9. Precipitation 24 hours 7 ft.m, to 7 ii.m.J—.40. Pri-elpKiUlon .Inn. 1 to date—8.41. ! Tliis Dale t.ast Vrar Maximum vcste 1 il'.'.y :1R. Minimum this mornltm-* 2"- Proclpitntlon Jan. i to data—1,30, my expecta-j was matl< ;j 60 clays. ' e Zula Fowlkes filed against Robert Richards for possession of a house and rent money. Judgment for plaintiff was for S140 in rent money, payment of casts, and rights to premises. Earl Drury pleaded guiity to m-g- lecting school children and was lined $5, plus costs, and suspended for a sentence of 10 days. Application for appeal to Circuit Court was granted Harry Ed wants, charged with disturbing the peace. Edwards is free on $500 bond. The four-engine C133A was rolled out of a hangar at the Douglas plant yesterday. Ii will Vw flmvn for the first time next spring. With a 90-foot-long cabin floor.. Perfect Setting FRTONA, Tex i/T)—Friona's vol- untee" fire department, hampered by ? heavy snow and numbing U?m- the plane can carry more than 200! pcratures In the worst blizzard of troops. The C133A is 148 feet long the .season, battled for four hours a with a wing .span of 179 feet. Gross , fire 1 which destroyed the Friona weight Is 255,000 pounds. frozen food locker plant. More PeopSe Up Sale of Auto Togs . "More people in Blytheville" resulted In n higher state license tag snle during January of this ye»r over January, 1955, U. W. Mullins, stnte revenue inspector here said today. Last year, 4,500 automobile licenses WIM-C sold. This year, thn office sold 6.H2, Mullins reported, The Increusa was icso la city tags, according to City Clerk Bill Malln. City nuto licenses during January of lust year totaled 2,033. Durlntf'january of this ypar, 2,21.1 were sold. Slate reported no total truck licenses sold but there wore 576 city truck tugs Issued In January, 1055, and 551 this year. DcllnqiK-nl license buyers must pay fines for tags purchased uow.

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