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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 6, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI—NO. 266 Colonials Mob Mollet In Algeria Rotten Tomato Bar rage Greets French Chief , ALGIERS (AP) — Yelling crowds of angry colonials hurled rotten tomatoes at Premier Guy Mollet today as he arrived in Algiers seeking to quiet hostile French settlers and curb nationalist violence. Police and troops held back an angry throng as Mollet placed a wreath on the monument to Algerian war dead. The crowd trampled the wreath to bits after the ceremony. The shouts' and chants of the throng drowned out the mlll- ary band which played during the ceremony. Mollet drove to the square in a flag-decorated car which was pelted. There were a few flowers thrown in his path, however. The huge crowd began to assemble hours before his arrival from Paris. It was made up largely of war veterans and students. Elaborate police and troop precautions were taken. .Angry French settlers who oppose any concessions to the nationalists threatened bloodshed if Mollet carries out his intent to bring Gen. Georges Catroux here as resident Cabinet minister. Catroux is known to favor more rights for the North African territory's native Moslems. < Stores Closed Many European stores closed and worried parents kept their children from school. 1 Although no personal attacks on Mollet were expected, some 3,000 Foreign Legionnaires and 2,000 riot police with armored vehicles encircled the tense city. Strong military guards were planned for Mollet. . Tension increased over the weekend as French war veterans led European crowds through the streets of Algiers and other major cities demonstrating against any softening toward the nationalist terrorists. The rebels, who have kept 200, 000 Frenoh troops lied up, were expected to continue their pressure during Mollet's visit to underscore their autonomy demands. Mollet has promised quick elections to pick Algerian leaders to negotiate See MOLLET on Page 3 Ram, Cold To Stay In State Awhile Snow flurries fell briefly in central and north Arkansas this morning but the 2-week stretch of precipitation was interrupted at some points when clouds parted and allowed a momentary glimpse of the sun. The outlook through Wednesday, however, was for more rain and temperatures continuing near the freezing level with only a slight warming during the daylight, hours. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Little" Rock said a circulation of moist air from the west resulted in snow flurries. The snow became drizzle or fog in the northeast portion of the state. In most cases, the snow melted as It hit the ground. Light rain, ranging from a trace at El Dorado to .14 inches at Blytheville, fell at most Arkansas points yesterday. Temperatures last night dropped to near or below freezing ranging from 30 degrees at Payetteville to 38 at El Dorado. Temperatures are expected to ne in the upper 20s in north Arkansas and in the low 30s elsewhere tonight. Going in Business? WEST LOS ANGELES l«—Burglars stole 60 neckties, two coats and a violin from comedian Ed Wynn's home last night, he told police. He said the Items are worth $150. , Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Snow flurries ending early today, cloudy to partly cloudy with little change In temperatures this afternoon, tonight and and Tuesday. High this afternoon, near 40; low tonight, upper 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI: Intermittent snow east »nd extreme north and considerable cloudiness elsewhere this afternoon;; partly cloudy to cloudy tonight arid Tuesday with diminishing light snow extreme northeast tonight; not much change In temperature; low tonight In the 30s; high Tuesday 30s northeant to near 40 southwest. Maximum Saturday—SB. Minimum Sunday—34. Minimum this morning—3fl. Maximum yeaterday—43. Stmrlne tomorrow—fl:M. Sunset today—5:34, Mean temperature—39. Precipitation 48 houn (7 a.m. to 7 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—8.11. This Date fjJMt Year Minimum yeoterilny—43. Minimum thli mornlng-37. Precipitation Jan, 1 to dat«—3.JT. Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1956 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS FIREARMS muit be Taken' down OR EMCttEO ond EMPFY WATER RISES AT BIG LAKE — Midwinter rain and snow have brought the water up and up at Big Lake. Floodway Ditch dam, which has been visible for months, is now recognized by only a ripple on the surface of the water moving through the ditch. Overflow from ditch inundated picnic grounds in background. In the New Bar Pit, water is well up the side of levee. (Courier News Photo) Senate fo Probe Of Of Money in Gas Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sentae prepared today to order a full investigation of a reputed offer of money to Sen. Francis Case (R-SD) to influence his vote on a controversial natural gas bill. Also up for decision late in the day was the fate of the bill itself — the center of three full weeks of floor debate. It would exempt producers of natural gas from direct regulation by the Federal Power Commission. J „ ... tj, ff jyF Nebraska Lawyer Says He Made 'Contribution' LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Lexington attorney John M. Neff said today he assumes he is the man referred to by Sen. Case (R-SD) as the source of a ?2,500 campaign fund. Neff, 47, denied the money was.> intended to influence Case to vote for the controversial natural gas bill. He said he raised the money "as a campaign contribution without any strings attached." Neff made public .a copy of a telegram to Case, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas, d Minority lender .William Knowland of California. "I was incensed to learn that you mentioned this matter on the Senate floor without divulging the name and with the implication and inference that it was some kind of a shady deal." it said . Deferred Answer Asked if he had any connection with natural gas interests, Neff said he would defer his answer until questioned by FBI or Senate investigators. He gave a similar answer to questions about where he. obtained the $2,500. Neff, who described himself as a "conservative Republican, said he telegraphed Sen. Case Saturday that he "was amazed and shocked at the news release in the papers, on the radio and TV con- cernnig your speech in the Senate." "I assume I am 'the man' you referred to, snice I delivered a contribution to your campaign fund several weeks ago." Sen. Case told the Senate Friday hi had rejected a $2,500 campaign contribution from an out'of-state lawyer who "was not an opponent ol the bill." He said he had been disposed before to vote for the bill, but now planned to vote against it. Senate leaders promptly announced plans for a formal probe to see whether federal law had been violated. Dollars to Chinese MANILA (ffl — The National Bureau of Investigation says eight syndicates here are remitting at least two. million U. S. dollars monthly through illegal channels to Hong Kong, Communist China and Formosa. FB Workers Gather Tonight County Farm Bureau membership workers will gather at Charley Rose's farm home at Roselnnd tonight when they will partake of the Rose hospitality once more in recognition of their efforts for the past year. Each year, Rose puts on this barbecue for those who w : ere active ip the F'arm Bureau membership drive. Tonight's affair, gets started at 6:30. In Municipal Court Alonzo Holbrook, about 60, was found guilty in Municipal Court today of molesting a 10-year-old gril. He was tried last week, but Judge J Graham Sunbury withheld sent- encting until today. Holbrook was fined $75 and costs, with $50 of the fine suspended pending good behavior. On the stand at the trial, two young girls said Holbrook made suggestive remarks to one of the girls. Holbrook denied it. Appeal was granted and $100 bond was posted. Robert Napolean Jr. pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was fined $200, costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. The car he was driving leaped a curbing at 501 Franklin and rammed a store. Damage to the store was estimated $50. James Clyde Reid and Bobby Owens forfeited $19.75 bond each on speeding charges. John Joseph Mackey forfeited a $10 speeding bond. Backers and opponents disagree sharply over whether enactment of the bill would result in higher gas prices to householders. Both sides predicted the vote would be close. The consensus seemed to be that the bill would pass by a narrow margin. An almost identical one was approved by the House last year 209-203. Sen. Douglas (D-I11), an opponent, said on an ABC television program yesterday the fate of the measure hangs "in the balance." Money Returned There was no way of assessing the effect on the outcome of Sen. Case's statement that a lawyer whom he had never met but whom he believed to be interested in passage of the bill had given a friend of his $2,500 in cash as a contribution to his re-election campaign. Case said he directed that the money be returned. Despite urging from some of his colleagues. Case has refused to tell the name of ihe man. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex- B^, the Democratic leader, ready to bring before the Senate a resolution to set up a special com mittee to investigate Case's account of the incident "down to the very end." The special committee would be comprised of vwo Democrats and two Republicans. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP leader, joined Johnson in the request for an investigation, andi no opposition was apparent in' advance. Welcomes Probe Case said ~he~welcomed an investigation, and promised to cooperate fully. He indicated that he has given the name of the man involved to two FBI agents. The Senate agreed last week to imopse a debate on, storting today, on any amendment which may be offered and on the gas bill itself. Johnson has said he will hold the Senate in session into the night if that is necessary to bring a final vote. Sen. Douglas has drafted a series of amendments One would exempt smaller producers from federal regulation, while retaining controls over some 180 big companies .which now sell about 90 per cent of all natural gas in the country. Backers of the bill contend that without it, gas exploration will be discouraged and eventually the fuel will become scarcer and prices will rise. Sen. Case has said he originally intended to vote for '.be bill, but has changed his mind because of what. he termed the effort to influence his vote. Treasury Aide Under F.D.R. Suffers Attack Dies at Capitol Hearing While Under Questioning of Mills WASHINGTON (&}— Randolph E. Paul, a high-ranking Treasury official under Franklin D. Roosevelt, colltpsed and died today at a Capitol hearing. Dr. James L. Keating, a Capitol hill physician, pronounced Paul dead 20 monutes after he slumped forward against a table in the hearing room. Dr. Keating said that on the basis of past history, he was probably "a victim of a coronary attack." Rigid Farm Props Will Invite Veto, Sen Aiken Says By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON By CiUWJuN ». MA A rumours WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said today Congress will invite a presidential if it votes to reinstate higher, rigid farm price supports along with a new billion-dollar Russia Protests US Balloons; Says, Cameras Attached By STANLEY JOHNSON go per cent of parity. Parity is a MOSCOW (AP) _ Russia charges that U. S._ military price determined by farm law as forces are dispatching fleets of huge balloons carrying auto,„!_ !„ , — ^, „„ n,o h nc i= nf tho m atic cameras and radio equipment over .Soviet territory from West Germany and other border nations. Wife at Side Paul's wife was with him in the hearing room. She rushed to his side when he collapsed and began to ministering to him. The 65-year-old Paul slumped forward, his head hitting the tnble before him, while he was being questioned by Rep. Mills, (D., Ark.), a member of the Senate- House Committee on the Economic Report. Paul, former general counsel of the Treasury, had finished reading n 31-page prepared statement which served as a kind of rebuttal to testimony given the committee last week by Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey. Mills asked a question and Paul replied; "Yes, I see that implication . . ." At that point, he slumped forward. Acting Chairman Boiling (D-, Mo.) cleared the committee room and summoned Dr. Keating. veto __ _ soil bank plan. "Although I've not talked this over with President Eisenhower, I'm pretty certain he would not agree to take this backward seat," said Aiken, senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee. But Chairman Ellender (D-La) said the bill also contains most of the things Eisenhower has asked for farmers, and added, "I don't think the President would veto it." Tire committee voted 8-7 Saturday night to return to mandatory 90 per cent of parity support for major crops. Present supports, approved in 1954, range from 75 to 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a price determined by farm law as fair to farmers on the basis of the cost of things they buy. Accepted Soil Bank Plan At the same time the group accepted the new soil bank program asked by Eisenhower and Secretary Benson. This aims at reducing the multibillion-dollar farm surpluses now in government hands by offering cooperating farmers special payments to reduce their planting of cotton, wheat, corn, rice and cigar binder tobacco for the next four years. The close committee decision on price supports, like others madt Saturday, is subject to a final com mittee vote Thursday after farn leaders get a final chance to go over the omnibus bill. In 1954 the Senate reversed i limilar 8-7 committee vote fo rigid supports and approved the flexible farm supports now in operation. Offered Amendment Sen. Clements Ky), assistant Democratic Senate floor leader, of fered the .'igid price support amendment. It was supported by five Democrats,. Ellender, Clements, Johnston tSO), Humphrey (Minn) and Scott (NO and three Republicans, Young (ND), thye (Minn) and Mundt (SD). OPPOSING WEEE POUR RE Iowa), Williams Del) and Scho Opposing were four Republicans Aiken, Hickenlooper (Iowa), Williams (Del) and Schoeppel (Kan) Cubs, Cubs, Cubs Ciib Scouts Must Divide tor Annual Banquet More or less like the Old Woman In the Shoe, adult leaders of Cub Pack Four of Blythevllle hnve hit on a solution of what to do with all their children in regard to the Pack's annual banquet. ' About half of the 300 parents and Cubs will gather tomorrow night for the annual Blue find Gold banquet in Hotel Noble. Storting time la 7 o'clock, Then, on Thursday night, same time, same place, the remainder will have their banquet, The pack, of which Brio Whit- ley is packmaster, has grown, and grown and grown. Last year, It was nearly Impossible to seat all the Cubs, their parents and leaders In one banquet. This year, It definitely would have 'been impossible. Dens 5, '7, 8, 10 and 11 will be entertained tomorrow night when •Jerry Crims and Jimmy Pitts will get their Webelos awards ftom Jimmy Stevenson. MtiJ. Allen Oulllon will be guest speaker and Bob Lee Smith will be toast- inaslor. ' Webelos Is the crowning award offered In Cub Scouting. Thursday night, Dens 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 nnd 8 will step up to the plate. T/Sgt. Ocorsc Perkins will be the speaker, James Roy, the toastmaster nnd Jimmle Ed' wards will be in charge of awards. Receiving their Webelos will be Jon Bruton, Bill Buchanan, Jim- ml* Edwards, Bobby Orlgsby, Richard Rltchcy, Joe Rainwater and Richard Wyntt. All cubs are to attend church together Sunday at First Christian Church. Etowah Youth Killed by Truck Six-year-old William Ashby, of Etowah, was struck and killed by a truck Saturday. The boy was the son of Mrs. Leonard Hiser. Officers said he was crossing the street when the accident occurred. The truck was driven by the youth's half-brother. Murder Trial Date Is Set CARUTHERSVILLE — The second degree murder trial of O. Z. Johnson, Hayti Negro, is set for Wednesday morning in Pemiscot County Circuit Court. Johnson is charged with fatally shooting another Negro, Fred Pitman. TO SPEAK HERE — J. H. (Jimmy.) Grooms, Jr., Lions DIs- tirct Oqvernor over 41 clubs In Arkansas, will be the speaker at Blythevllle's Lions Club tomorrow, The Paragould man also will meet with club president Harvey Morris and secretary J. O. Trlesohmann as well as other officers and board members of the organisation to advise them on their U66 program. and three Democrats, Holland iFla), ' Anderson (NM) and Eastland (Miss). The group recommended a 575- million-doilar fund for payment this year to farmers using less than their allotments of cotton wheat, corn and rice and the binder tobacco grown in Connecticut and Wisconsin. Called an acreage reserve, this program would oper ate for four years. It also approved 350 million dollars for payment this year to start a longer term conservation re serve that would apply to any crop land converted to grass, trees farm ponds or game refuges, hi; could operate for 10 years. Also approved in the omnibus measure were-. 1. A special 250-million-dollar fund to be used in bolstering prices in pork, beef and other perishable farm products not eligible under regular price support programs. This would be in addition to several million dollars customs receipts which can be used for similar purposes. 'i. A trial of a two-rice plan on rice under which cooperating growers would get a special payment on that part of their crop used for domestic food, with the remainder selling at world market prices. 3. A 2i/ 2 -billion-dollar "national security reserve" of cotton, wheat and corn that could be used only in time of war or special emer- in tune ui win ui nj,t_-i_ifii tinui- gency. It would replace a similar Rain Dampens Mardi Gras NEW ORLEANS W> — New Or- leanians had 24 hours to dry off today as they waited for the first night parade of the Mardi Oras carnival. * Showers and chilling breezes failed to halt three krewes as they opened the parade season with their Sunday afternoon spectacles. The krewes, Mardi Oras organizations with no other purpose than to put on balls and parades, have a day off today. The Krewe of Orion parades to movrow night and then New Orleans feels the trend of continual masked marchers until Mardi Gras Day, Feb. 14. Plenty of Kin MILAN, Italy W) — Seventy-two sons and grandchildren attended funeral services today for Lulgl Cnstlgllonl, 81 - year • old farmer, and his 80-year-old wife, Scraflna. They died on the same day, The couple married 60 years ago ami had 12 sons. In Washington, ment spokesman indicated the Russians apparently were objecting to high-altitude weather balloons the U. S. Air Force announced last month It would send up in Europe in preparation for the International Geophys- Former Chinese Mental Patient Turns to Reds Enters Red China To Live with Wife And His Daughter By JOHN RODERICK HONG KONG Iff] — A former Chinese student who spent five years in a Missouri mental hospital Ignored the warning of his father today and chose instead to live in Red China with his wife and daughter. Liu Yung-ming, 36, civil engi neering graduate of the University of Missouri, crossed the border at 4 p.m.-with his wife. She, their 8- year-old daughter and a brother had come from Cauton to persuade Liu to return with them. The British government of Hong Kong said Liu told immigration authorities at the border "he wished to settle in Hong Kong with his wife." Warned by Father "He was informed that this could not be permitted and after further discussion with his wife he then accompanied her over the border, the announcement said. The British said they had found no evidence to support Liu's claim that he formerly had lived in Hong Kong. Liu's father had warned tilat if the son went to Red China, the Communists would kill him. "If I hadn't had the foresight to get away in time, the trees on my tomb would have been quite tall by this time," Liu Yi-wu wrote in a letter to his son which he made public on Formosa. The elder Liu is a Nationalist minor official there. Mother on Formosa Liu's mother and a sister also live on Formosa. Nationalist authorities had promised Liu a warm welcome and every assistance if he chose Formosa. State Depart- ical Year). A Soviet note published by the official news agency Tass demanded that the United States immediately stop such activity. It said th» balloons were a menace to aircraft. Demanded Halt It demaned a halt also to propaganda-carrying balloons by privat* TJ. S. organizations. Tass said the Soviet protest was handed to TJ. S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. A similar protest went, to Turkey. The Soviet note complained that the balloons, weighing nearly three quarters of a ton when loaded, "are launched by United States military organs from the territory of Western Germany and from United States air bases on the territory of several states bordering on the Soviet Union." -"The apparatus suspended from the aerial spheres includes automatic photographic cameras_.for aerial photography, radio transmitters, radio receivers and other things," the note said. "Investigation shows these spheres and the suspended apparatus are manufactured in the United States." Violates Air Space The protest charged that the activity is "a gross violation of Soviet air space . . . contrary to obligations assumed by the U. S. government in accordance with the U.N. Charter and incompatible with normal relations between states." The note was the first Soviet accusation that the U. S. military was sending balloons into Russia. Previously, Tass and Communist newspapers had carried on a running attack against propaganda balloons sent up from West Germany by the American Free Europe Committee, a private organization which operates Radio Free Europe. Only in U. S. The IT. S. Air Force prior to this year had used its huge "Moby Dick" weather balloons only in the United States. Its January announcement said the program was being expanded to other areas in the Northern Hemisphere, Including Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. The giant plastic balloons carry weather instruments, cameras and equipment registering cosmic rays and other data which is radio automatically to ground stations. The Air Force said .such information would be of great use in the 1957-58 Geophysical Year. Then two score nations including Russia will join in gathering a vast m o u n t ol' information about .as a student before the Commu See. CHINKSE on Page 3 jse r ui IIIU.MI. " '" " " " v " — — went to the United States weather, ter-estrial magnetism, , , Earthquakes and other geophysical [ata. Navy Plane, 7 Aboard Missing in Antarctic By SAUL PETT ABOARD U.S.S. ARNEB, in Ross Sea, Antarctica (AP) — The command of Operation Deepfreeze hoped today for clear weather to throw all available aircraft into a search for a Navy plane missing with seven men aboard. Two ground search parties crossed the ice yesterday between the Little America V base and a trail post 400 miles eastward from which the missing craft took off. But they found no trace of the missing men. The plane, a de Havilland Otter, wns flying Friday irom Marie Byrd Land to Little America with some members of a trail-blnzing party whose vehicles hud broken down. It made its last voice radio contact 67 minutes after takeoff. An SOS signal believed from the plane was heard Saturday. Bad weather hampered an air survey. Twice an Otter has attempted to reach the area where the Otter wns believed down, but both times It was forced to turn back. Rear Adm. George Dufck, commander of Task Force 43 aboard the Icebreaker Enstwlnd, Indicat- he was prepared to enlist all available planes as soon as weather conditions permitted. The trail party left Little America in mid-January to mark off a route to the proposed site for an observatory 650 miles away. But the breakdown of their tracked vehicles stopped them 250 miles short of their goal. Four men were left behind at the trail post. A search party set out from Little America an hour after the plane was due. At the other end Burscy and his sroup were ordered to start back along the flag- marked route. The two parties met 360 mllea east of the base on Rockefeller Plateau without finding any race of the missing Otter. This Indicated It might have veered off courno In nn attempt !o avoid bad wcaUier.

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