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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 28, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMIWANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIS8OWH frubllehed Dally Except Sunday YOL. LI—NO. 184 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY TIYE CENT* Local Firms Get Sewer Jobs But Work Probably Won't Begin Soon Two Blytheville firms, one from Little Rock and one Fort Smith company today were awarded contracts for construction of Blytheville's $1 million sewer system with work due to get under way within the next two months. Ben White and Sons on a bid ot $327,338 was awarded the contract for construction of the treatment plant and six pump stations and City Electric, with a bid of $10,189, won the contract for electrical work in the system. Trunk sewer line contract was awarded Worth James Construction Co. of Little Rock on a bid of $344,000 and Porsgren Bros, of Fort Smith received contracts for Improvement Districts 5 and 6. District Five was let on a bid of $129,000 and District Six went for $77,000. Close to Best i mates Total low bids on the million dollar project were within estimates made by Max Mehlburger, the city's consultant engineer. The total figure, based on use of concrete pipe is $887.527. Mehlburger'a estimate was $895,928. i Announcement of low bidders and awarding of contracts were made by Mehlburger and city officials at a meeting at City Hall this morning prior to sale of bonds to finance construction. Sealed bids were opened at City Hall yesterday afternoon. White's bid on the treatment plant alone was about $1.400 less . than the second low of $328.777 sub- | mltted by United Constructioi Inc., of Memphis. $5 Higher The combined bids of White and , City Electric was S5 higher than treatment plant, trunk lines andj united Construction's combined bid pump stations. The bonds were pur-1 on the treatment plant and elec- chased on a joint bid of 3.75 peritrica] work. cent submitted by Frank Thurman| Time of construction of the com- for T. J. Raney and Sons and W. j pi e te system will depend largely on R. Stevens Investment Co. of Little Rock. Sewer Improvement District 5 (south) and District 6 (north* bonds went to the same group of firms submitting a joint bid. District 5 bonds totaling $145,000 went at 3.69 per cent and District 6. Financiers Scramble For Bonds Kendall Berry Surprises By Submitting Bid Spirited bidding among a group of Little Rock investment brokers, with a Blytheville business man, Kendall Berry, getting into the act, brought unexpected low interest rates on the sale of $1,080,000 worth of bonds for sewer construction by the city this morning. Sold in three issues, the bonds were purchased by two groups bidding jointly in the open auction sale conducted by the city's financial consultant, Jim Womeldorll ot Little Rock. Largest issue was $850,000 in revenue bonds for construction of the NO TRICKS . . . JUST TREATS FOR — These high school students will be ringing doorbells Halloween (Monday) night, but it will be in the interests of United Nations International Child Emergency Fund (UNICEFj. Money will go for .irinoexnations, rice and milk for needy children overseas. Last year, $99,000 was collected by trick- or-treators across the nation. Above labeling collection cups, are Martha Bartholomew, Rosemary Snow, Rene Hays, Susan Huffman, George Ann Byrd, Davis Cobb, Roger Sudbury and Jack Thompson. (Courier News Photo) In United Nations: Russia Presses for Quick Debate on. Disarmament UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)—V. V. Kuznetsov, Soviet deputy foreign minister, pres- Rival Security Plans Stymie Big Four Talks By JOHN M. HIGflTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Russia and the Western powers clashed in the Big Four foreign ministers meeting today with rival and apparently irreconcilable'plans for European security. The United States, Britain and-r—— • • • • •—^ France got in first, presenting to sed today for a quick debate in the U. N. Political Committee on the disarmament question. The 12-nation disarmament commission last week swamped a similar Soviet request with j treaty 77 Sl ' b '! the argument that it should be taken up first by the Big Four foreign ministers now meeting £™ a J^^o 1 L ° n in Geneva. Kuzenetsov urged that it was up to General Assembly to hurdle obstacles to cur- Germany now is . rent disagreement on disarmament steps. He said it would help the foreign ministers. m —A. ,«, , totaling $85,000 sold for 3,4996 per cent. Coalition The group purchasing the bonds of the two districts included E. L. Villareal and Company, Dabbs Sullivan Company. Southern Securities Company and Hill, Crawford and Lansford Company. All are Little Rock firms. Sullivan represented the group. The revenue bonds are for 30 years and the improvement district bonds are for 20 eyars. Bids on the SB50.000 issue were entered by three groups. The starting bid was 4-35 per cent and bidding stoppel when Raney and Stevens bid 3.98. Other bidders refused to go lower. But the sewer . commission refused to accept the bid, setting a maximum of 3,75. After a telephone call to Little Rock, Trim-man accepted the 3.75 figure for Raney and Stevens. Kendall Berry got into the bidding against the Sullivan combine jn the sale of improvement district bonds. starts at 4.5U Bidding started at 4.50 on Northern District bonds and decreased gradually to a 3.95 bid by Sullivan's group. The district commissioners 'Voice 1 Event Scheduled For Nov. 2 Deadline for this year's , Voice international agency. Sov'etbloc after Colombia's Francisco Urrutia proposed that the committee move on to a study of dangers of atomic radiation. This subject would complete committee action on atomci . , subjects after its 53-0 vote last weather ^and on delivery of equip- j njght agreeing 011 st eps to set up m< , „,.,„ * „„„,«.»>..« ,.-, a t omic energy voted with the .,'estern majority for a resolution that calls for a preliminary 12- nation study of the agency constitution draft, to be followed by a world (inference t write the final s':itute. The Soviet Union has proposed EI debate on a Soviet package entitled "further relaxation of len.- Kuznetsov sajid the coin- should deal with this ns Hem three on its program but also Kuanetsov made his demand ; mission make a quick report to ment and materials, engineers said. The Sewer Commission will issue work orders on the contracts as soon as money becomes available—that is, within about 45 days. Construction time on the treatment plant is 200 days, though it probably will run over that, officials said. Construction time on trunk lines is 210 days and on the improvement districts, 180 days. sions.' mittee the committee so that disarmament can be taken up as item two. Britain's Sir Pierson Dixon quickly supported the Colombian proposal. He said "we are now in an atomic mood." The thumping endorsement of President Eisenhower's plan for an international agency to promote peaceful uses of atomic energy was only marred by the Arab members, who abstained. It was reported they stayed aloof because Israel was a cosponsor of the reso- Uition. The Western Powers had succeeded in enlisting the support of India and Russia in hopes of win-i ning unanimous endorsement of I their proposal. Unanimity then ap-, peared certain. i The only hint the Arabs were j urged that the disarmament com-1 not in accord came during the 1 final discussions when Mohammed Fadhil Al-Jamali 01 Iraq said (here seemed to be -a growing "aristocracy" in the U. N. Some thought this referred to the fact that no Middle East country has been included in the 12-nation conference called to lay the groundwork for a proposed statute on the atoms-for-petice agency. Arabs Abstained One diplomat said that when it •became known that Israel was one of the IB-sponsors of the Western- Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov a nine-point "treaty of assurance on the reunification of Germany," ,It would become fully effective only if East and West Germany were united and the new Germany became a member ot' the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO). Molotov responded with a 15- point proposal for a European security treaty, delaying German unification indefinitely. Under the Soviet program the North Atlantic alliance would be destroyed, Communist China would become an "observer" in Europe and all American troops would eventually have to be withdrawn "from the territories of European countries." Aimed at Reunification The aim of the West's treaty proposal i.s to induce Russia to agree to reunification of Germany and its membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO). The would become fully effec- united Germany member as West Together With the security offer Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary .Macmillan and French Foreign Minister Pinay proposed to Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov all over again a plan forunifyin g Germany through free elections under Big Four supervision. Virtually the same plan was presented 20 months ago at the Berlin Big Four conference. The action clause of the treaty proposed today says "an attack in Europe by any party, which also a member of NATO (specifically meaning United Germany) backed resolution, the Arab| or vice vorsa would en d an ger (he League sent down orders to ab-' stain. U.N. circles said unanimity may still be possible if Israeli sponsorship is the only Arab objection, When the resolution goes to the Genera 1 Assembly for [ina I confirmation, it will be a committee Sec V.N. on Pane 16 ding to VOD chairman Bill Stoval The project, annually sponsored here by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, is in its ninth year as a national Jaycee project. Blytheville High School's speech class under the direction of Thur- Top Texas Democrats Square Off |/n New Fight for State peace and security which is the object of this treaty, and that all the parties would then take sy propriate action to meet that common danger." Opposed Western Aims Molotov had announced he would introduce to the Big Four conference at today's session Russia's own proposal 5 ; on Germany and European security. Soivet policy ceptance by Russia New Israel-Egypt Bloodshed Fans Mid-East Tension JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli-Egyptian clash fanned the mounting tension in the Middle East today. . - .. An Israeli army spokesman said five Egyptian soldiers were killed 20 taken prisoner last night when an Israeli military unit stormed an Egyptian camp at Kuntila in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Israelis then returned to their base, it was reported. The spokesman said four Israeli soldiers were wounded in the .ction about five miles insida Egyptian territory. Followed Tuesday Attack The clash followed an Egyptian attack Tuesday on an Israeli police check post at Beerotayim in tha demilitarized El Auja-Nizana border zone, the spokesman said. Man-on-the-strect opinion in the Israeli sector here regarded last night's raid as a "justified answer." An official Israeli statement said one policeman was killed, three wounded and two taken prisoner by the Egyptias at Beerotayim. Egypt charged yesterday that Israeli forces in the El Auja demilitarized zone are regular troops and not police units. The Egyptians said withdrawal of armed forces" from the area had been repeatedly requested by U.N. truce observers but Israeli forces had remained "disguised as police units." Israeli military spokesmen countered with a charge that Egyptian forces had entered the El man Rowlett has again taken the contest on as a class project. Contestants submit a five-minute speech on the subject, "I Speak for Democracy." in the local contest with the winner recording his -speech on tape for entry in the state contest. The Blytheville winner also will • e . receive a $25 savings bond. Second fused to accept the bid and set 3.75 P>»« «™«w ™11 get *10 cash third, as a maximum and it was an-1 «5- Tlle Arkansas winner will renounced that Berry has offered a | reive a console TV or radio-phono- bid of 3 75 i graph set. Other prizes also will be Sullivan continued to bid against; given. Berry, finally submitting a bid of The state winner is entered in 3 4B9S lowest of the day, on which • the national VOD contest. Berry passed After consultation. | Four Winners of the national the commission accepted the bid. j contest are awarded trips to Wash- Berry started the bidding for southern district bonds at 3.75, and the Sullivan combine, indicntins their ,.etermin:.iion to buy them, bid briskly down to 3.03 .where Berry passed and the commission accepted. Though it appeared the sale atj first might go at higher interest; rates than the city liao hoped to pay, the city's action in refusing j the low bids and Berry's activity 'apparently brought the bids considerably lower ihan had been anticipated. ington, D. C., trophies and college scholarships. Judces for the Blytheville contest are Mrs. Oscar Fendler, Keith Bilbrey and R. M. Logan. Fire Destroys Dover School By GARTH JONES FORT WORTH. Tex. (AP) — Texas* three top Democrats squared off today in another i round of the three-year-old hit and run scuffle for control of the Texas Democratic vote. j Recent moves to patch up hurt feelings between the feuding factions of the party apparently died with the last rose of summer. Last night the rafters of an ex-*- • —• hibit building at the exposition grounds here shivered from the lusty yells of 2,200 partisans who approved a show of power put on by House Speaker Sam Rayburn and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson. "If Eisenhower doesn't run it doesn't make any difference who tLe Republicans run for president. We are going to defeat them anyhow," said Rayburn in what he called his only political talk in Texas this year. New Campaign Earlier yesterday. Gov. Shivers, titular bead of the state seemed to be on the point of de- party who has d.-awn the glares of Rayburn and Johnson since he i toreis, officials .said, the United j Stales, Britain, Prance, Russia, ' Poland and Czechoslovakia and eventually a unified Germany. Its provisions, in brief, are: " 1. Ren sinci a tion of the use Israel to Get American Arms? Israeli Source Says U.S. Has Promised To Consider Aid By ARTHUR GAVSHON GENEVA '#1 — Israeli sources said today that the United States has promised to consider a list of arms wanted by the Jewish state to balance Egypt's swelling arsenal. The word came out as "U. S, Secretary of State Dulles and British Foreign Secretary & millan conferred for an hour the problems created by the Soviet bloc's thrusts Into the Middle East. The Western statesmen are reported planning to demand .separately of Russia's V. M. Molotov that Red arms-peddling in the restless area be ended. Preparing- List The Israeli miormams said their government is preparing a list of defensive military equipment which they say is needed to offset the heavy weapons flowing into' Auja-Nizana zone near the Sinai Egypt, irom Czechoslovakia. They I border and entrenched themselves, made it clear Dulles' undertaking | They said the. position taken was in addition to one near the El Sabha police post held by the Egyptians for some time. Syria, Too Israel also cha rged yesterday thut a Syrian military unit had entered the demilitarized zone near of force." Each member nation! t to consider the Israeli list, was not a promise to supply the items. Dulles saw Israeli Premier Moshe Sharett ir Paris and Is to mee thini here again tomorrow. The info: ants said in Paris Dulles emphasized the United States has na intention of rushing large new supplies of arms into Israel in such a way as to touch off an East-West arms race. Macmillan took the same posi- Faure Wins Third Vote of Confidence By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — Premier Edgar Faure today won a vote of confidence from the French National Assembly clearing the \ war n. way for a quick debate on moving up national elections to the; Those are the conclusions which Hedging to "refrain from the use! American delegates declined any of force" in settling internatioualj comment on the Israeli report, disputes except in accord with the U. N. charter. "2. Withholding support from aggressors." Each member nation would withhold military and economic assistance from an aggrp.ssor. The two camps appeared today to be ns badly divided over the y rent issues involved in a settlement in Europe as they have been ( at anv time since the end of World! Bosler Quits Jonesboro Race See MID-EAST on Page 16 Jittery City Scans Skies For 'Funnel' RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. Iff) — Fire destroyed the main building of the I Dover High School about 12 miles Biggest surprise was the fact th.t "^ of here early ^School the improvement district bonds j Simt - G - w - Cun > estimated the went cheaper than the revenue bonds — an unusual development in situations of this type. After the revenue bonds were sold, broker Sullivan wryly commented. "I want to congratulate the city and Mr. Wonimeldorff for doing a fine job of negotiating." The sewer commission this morning met for election of officers and drawing of terms. Berry was named chairman, and drew two-year lorm, Bob Porter was elected vice chairman with n four-year term and Riley Jones was named secretary-treasurer, drawing a six-year term. | loss at 5200,000. The blaze in the brick structure was discovered about 4:30. Bussell- ville and Dover firemen worked to keep the fire from spreading to other school buildings nearby. The school has about 300 .students. Curry said the fire may have started in I he boiler room or resulted from lightning during & thunderstorm last night. Curry said it was planned to resume classes Monday in adjacent buildings, including the school lunchroom, gymnasium and agriculture building. Heap Big Smoke Firemen were summoned to 1321 Willow this morning and found & room full of stcnm. Firemen reported thdt the thermostat on a hot water heater stuck causing the heater's safety valve to burst, filling the room with steam. No serious damage VM reported. Hospital Kid DETROIT (VP) - In the last four yeans John J. Shrga has been to the hospital with a siege of pneumonia; injuries suffered in ft fall from a porch; a double .hernia operation; injuries from being hit on the head with a milk bottle; and twice for dog bites. In fact life has seemed like one Ion? hospital visit. John is only '4 ye«rft old. month of December. The vote was 271 to 159. The victory was the third Faure this month in the balky Assembly. Each time he had been . Allan; put , m a difficult position and had Western and Soviet diplomats j alike drew from the opening round for on financial and economic policies i of the Big Four foreign ministers which haVe guided the government and the results obtained. Rejected Jittery Blytheville scanned the skies anxiously as storm clouds glided overhead this morning but JONESBORO, Ark. ^.-Herbert J *»' presstime all the city had re- Bosler, who has run for mayor of «» f ed from the tornado alert was Jonesboro in everv election since ram 1922, has pulled out of this year's! . Mississippi County and most of . He said his physician advised | Arkansas was included m a wide swims the party machinery for Eisenhower in 1952. announced a new campaign to strengthen his standing. He said "le would travel IhrouchouL the nation urging Democrats to nomii.nte "a man who is moderate in his views and does wor a 308-254 confidence feat. On Oct. 9. after four Gaulllst ministers resigned from his cabinet, Faure unexpectedly sot help irom Socialists and Commimi.-ns to win, 477 to 140, on his policies for Morocco. On Oct. 18. .sonic Gnul- lists came to not represent any extreme." Rayburn was guest of honor last night at a dinner where an enthusiastic crowd paid $5 each for barbecue, beans and two hours of fast-paced politics. Aimed At Him Shivers name was never mentioned, although it was apparent that a number of remarks were aimed in his direction. "I am here without any handles on my politics, 1 ' Ray burn told the crowd. "I'm a Democrat and that's all, wh Iher -you spell it with a big or little D." He let (he applause die down then raised his voice and spoke straight into a television camera: "And I'm not a Democrat 18 months of the two years then something else the six months when voting comes up." Raybuvn said lie believed it was every person's right to attend or not attend a parly convention but he felt that delegates should be "morally bound, to support nominees of that convention." In n brief talk Johnson predicted victory in 1&56. and he vote on program for A^eria. Opposed by Socialists Today he was solidly opposed by Socialists and got practically no help from the Gaullists, but by pulling the centrist parties tUrhtly together, the Premier managed to survive his toughest test. Today's vote was on the government's general policies. The resolution adopted merely "take?- note" of statements by Faure nndj Finance Minister Pierre Pflimlin were Socialist, and Communist, motions expressing no confidence in .the government. The real i.ssiu- was the question of moving' up general elections to December, as F a u r e has requested.. The next regular election of deputies is scheduled lor nexi June. conference. Fitted Pattern A fast maneuver yesterday by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov prevented the Western Big Three irom getting out ahead with their major policy proposals on . ermany and European security him not to make the race. Bosler's withdrawal leaves the field open to incumbent Herbert In his 33 years of running. Bns!.er has been beaten only three times— in 1928, 1947 and 1953. Polish Treatment area alerted in a six-hour storm warning period by the Kansas City Weather Bureau this morning. However, the tornado alert was not scheduled to be lifted until 3 p.m. today. The tornado alert included 50 miles either side of the line from. Farmmcton. Mo., south to Monroe, La, The forecast was for thunderstorms with a possibility of torna- Weather Blytheville Odd Fellow Homed to State Post C, S. Birmingham of Blytheville Odd Fellows Lodge, has been appointed a grand inside guarding lor the coming year. He was named to the position at a four-day Grand Lodge session of Odd Fellows nt Berryville, Ark. A. F. Dictric, district deputy, and F,nrl McGregor also attended the session. Arrangements were made to have the Grand Masters of Arkansas and Missouri in Blythrville for nnild- wlntir rally in January. ing and coolder this afternoon and tonight, preceded by thunderstorms ending this afternoon. Saturday fair and cool. High this afternoon low 70s. low tonight in the 30s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy so- north and east this afternoon with scattered showers north and thunderstorms southeast; strong northerly winds and colder west spreading east over entire state by evening; clearing and colder tonight with diminishing winds; generally fair Saturday colder southeast and not so cold northwest and extreme west; low tonight 30 northwest to 40s southeast; high Saturday 50 east to around 60 west. Maximum ycsterdny—78. Minimum this mornliiR—62, Sunrlsft tomorrow—8:18. Sunset today—5:11. Mean tempcrnttiffi—70. Precipitation 2-1 hours (7 n,m. to 7 p.m.) -none. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to dnte—4298. This Dale Last Yrar Maximum ypstirrdny—flB, Minimum thh> .inoriilir, 46. Precipitation Jau. X to date—31.SO. CHICAGO f/P.i — A Miami physi- does. _ cian has found a new use for nail j At noon today only one isolated The move fitted into the deveV polish sealer. Dr. Hollis F. Garrard ! tornado was reported in the state, opim; pattern of diplomatic con-'said today he has used it success-I That was at Hampton in the south- t«»st'rather than give-and-take ne- 1 fully to treat, fungal infection of the ern part oi the stare near Camden gotialion. j fingers and nails. He said the! where winds described by some wit- Sncrntary of State Dulles. British' sealer acts as an "artificial cut- j nesses (is bcins of tornadic force, Foseign Secretary Harold Mnc->lcle." It keeps water and foreign j unrooted several buildings. Millan and Pench Foreign Minis- j material from geiing under the loose . There were no reports of injuries, Sec BIG FOUR nn I'age 16 skin around the nail. however. Scientists Claim Progress in Smog Problem By HILI.EL BLACK I these elements ns they are reacted: identifying the products formed by PHILADELPHIA 1*1— Scientists! upon by sunlight. Hie next stop is, sunlight In the proportion they are at Franklin Institute leport today) to find which ones are harmful"! found in the atmosphere, scientists and eventually remove them or i can then test them to see If they control their source. I arc harmful. Up to now. says William E.j "But the first thing we had to Scoll. head of the section which! do was to identify them." is conducting the experiment. sci-| This was clone. Sctilt said, with enlists fiave been unable to deter-1 the man-made sky chamber. "cci-ssnry to end air pollution and S111W T! "' v s " )' ls ™ w " q n ''<"' of I"'" 1 be ore the over-all problem is solved. Their problem was the elements found to identify the atmosphere as they are affected by sunlight. . They usod a cylinder filled with elements of the atmosphere similar to those found in the polluted air which hovers over many cities. Dr. Nicol H. Smith, director of the Franklin Institute laboratories, puts it this way: "Common Sewer" "Our nir has become a common sewer into which are dumped many products created by combustion, such as exhaust Jumps from curs f>r th burning of trnsh Our problem was flv&t to Identify mine precisely what products are formed in the atmosphere under the Influence of sunlight. Sun KnerRy (1 We know, for example," he said, "that smog under certain atmospheric conditions, Is formed when the sun is out and is dissipated when the sun goes down. It is the energy irom the sxm which can change man-made pollutants Into other compounds which make them Irritating to man." "However, not all man-made pollutants are necessarily harmful, when diffused In the atmo- coatlnucd. . "Ai(«r It consists of a sralnle-ss steel cylinder 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet long. First the scientists fill it with pure air. Then a ciiern- i-al or pollutant Ls fed Into tho cylinder In concentrations approximating those found in the atmosphere. These concentrations ar« often very small. Next tvn ultraviolet light, or sunlight, reacts on the mixture, changing it Into different compounds, an identifier In the form of an infrared light Ifl flent krto the lube. The infrared llpht bouncei b»»k Sw SMOG an PM« M

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