The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 10, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 270 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS West Cash Will Build Egypt Dam $200 Million World Bonk Loon Accepted CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — The West and not the Soviet Union is going to help Egypt build its vast high dam on the Upper Nile River, the biggest construction project in Egyptian history. Egypt agreed yesterday to accept a 200-million-do!lar loan from the World Bank to help finance the huge construction three miles wide and 300 feet high. With that, the way was -eased for the United States and Britain to supply another 200 million dollars in direct grants for the project, expected to cost $1,300,000,000. Egypt will put up the rest. Western diplomats hailed the agreement as an important victory over the Soviets in the battle for influence in the strategic Middle East. The Russians also had offered to help build the big dam at Aswan, 600 miles up tiie Nile from Cairo. Some Egyptian officials saw the agreement as evidence of their government's determination to remain neutral in the East-West cold war. Announced Jointly "We bought our big arms consignment from the Communist bloc last fall," one said. "To balance that we prefer having the West build the high dam." A joint communique announcing the preliminary agreement was issued by Premier Oamal Abdel Nasser and Eugene Black, American president of the World Bank, after a series of conferences. Results of the conferences will be referred to the Egyptian Cabinet and to the 58-natlon bank's Board of Directors for approval. Informed quarters said Egypt also must reach an agreement with the newly independent Sudan on sharing the Nile waters before getting the loan. The final agreement with the hank may not be signed for four or five years, officials said, because the U.S. and British grants will b« used first. • — Nasser invited Black to Cairo for talks on terms of the loan after Egypt objected to the bank's laying down certain conditions for the propoposed assistance. Informed sources said the conditions remain virtually unchanged. But to keep from appearing to "surrender" to the bank's terms, Egypt in its application for the loon will voluntarily propose to abide by the original terms. The conditions include access by the bank to information on Egypt's financial situation: Russia, not a member of the World Bank, was believed to have offered Egypt a loan at 2 per cent Interest payable over a 30 - year period in agricultural production. In Municipal Court The city cracked down today on unlicensed, out-of-town magazine subscription solicitors by fining a crew member for selling and collecting without paying the statutory fee. i George Gillard pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined S10. City Atty. Elbert Johnson told the court that Gillard's crew boss registered with the Chamber of Commerce but failed to take out the $5 per day license tec. He said the city is frequently •plagued" by hit-and-run magazine crews and that, charges were filed as the result of citizen complaints. In other municipal court actions, Beatrice Jones, a Negro, was fined $50 .-,nd costs, for assault with a deacily weapon. Witnesses said the girl cut Gilbert Taylor on the left forearm with a knife during a scuffle outside an Ash Street cafe. Half of the fine was suspended during good behavior. ^_ Four commercial hauling firms bonds were forfeited in state cases. Dallas and Mavis Forwarding Co., inc., forfeited $50 bond for violation of APSC rules. Forfeiting $128 bonds for hauling for hire without permits were John Magelkirk and Donald J. Dutch, Thomas W. Hart, and Dyer Broth- Ms Lumber Co. Mayor Paul Petty Police Chief Chip Wright, Sgt. Dick Burnt Senate Agri Group Defies Ike, Okays Rigid Price Props By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — An election year farm bill which combines President Eisenhower's soil bank plan with the rigid price supports he says would nullify it was approved early today by the Senate Agriculture Committee. Brushing aside the President's Chief Lee Moore, Asst. Chief Roy Moore Attorney David Moody, Judge Leon Davis Scouts View City G overnment Blytheville's Boy 1 Scout troops moved into City Hall this morning to begin their day in city government. The Scouts previously , had elected their mayor, city 'clerk, fire and police chiefs, aldermen, firemen, city attorney, and po- licemen. They attended an indoctrina- .tion meeting this morning in the Y's auditorium to get things rolling. Then, with the sponsoring organization the day — Junior- Chamber oi Commerce — providing leadership, the Scouts were taken on a tour of various offices- in both the County Court Hiuse and in City Hall. On this tour, they were told of functions of city and county offi- cials. For the Scouts, the fun was to come this afternoon when they actually take over the city and . make "arrests" for such law vio- lations'as jay-walking. (Courier News Photos) Algeria Gets New Minister Threats of Fresh Rioting Greet Resident Chief By PRESTON GROVER ALGIERS f/P) — Robert Lacoste itrrived today to become Premier Guy Mollet's resident minister in violence-torn Algeria. Fresh rioting was threatened both here and in Prance as nationalists and colonials planned new demonstrations. As Moslems flocked to their mosques to observe their Sabbath, French settlers defied an official ban and ordered a huge rally later in the day in the main city square. It was aimed at discouraging both French government peace efforts and Arabs nationalist aspirations to the 15-months-old insurrection. Officials had prohibited any parades or demonstrations out foes of Mollet-inflamert French war veterans, students and local mayors- formed an unofficial "Committee of Public Safety" and voted to hold a five-hour protest strike and inarch on the renter of the divided capital. Laccste came in during a biting rain and a severe cold wave that authorities hopes Would help dampen the Algiers demonstration. Foreign Legionnaires and mobile guardsmen were in reserve in an effort to prevent a repetition of last Monday's rioting, when a mob hurled stones, eggs and garbage at Mollet. Radio, TV Store Changes Location Wilson's TV ad Radio Service rms its formal opening in Its new quarters at 105 W. Main tomorrow. A record player, two TV antennas and a portable radio will be awarded after a drawing Saturday night. Anyone may register for the drawing and need not'be present to win. Pranksters (?) Pull Switch At Segregated High School LITTLE ROCK W—Four white boys tried to enroll In Little Rock's Negro high school yesterday, apparently either, u.» prank or a protest over the recent unsuccessful elfort of 33 Negro children to enroll In the city's white schols. Dunbar High School Principal I. M. Chrlstoph* said he preferred the boy« to Supt. Vlrgjl T. Bkwom, but BloHom Mid the teenagers never showed up at his office. Blouom aatd he ma certain the bow (Hd not represent an organized iroup. Mrs. L. 0. Batei, state president of the Nstlona! Association for MM AAVMMMW* oi Ootccrt Mopk, said the NAACP did not inspire the ove. The youths Identified themselves to Dr. Chrlstophe .as Jlmmle Emmett, Phillip Cat*, Gerald Qordy and Jim Bowcn. Emmett and Gate were listed as students at Little Rock Central High School, but no records existed for Bowen and Qordy. The NAACP filed suit In U. S. District Court here Wednesday demanding Immediate racial Integration of Little Rock's public schools. The action was taken on behalf of 33 Negro students who tried to enroll Hi wttfo tchooli lui Booth. Big Three Sets March 1 Deadline In Efforts for Middle East Peace ' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER • WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, Britain and France were said today to be working against a March 1 deadline to develop deterrents to renewed fighting in Palestine. The focal point of Western concern, officials said, is an area in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel on the Jordan River. The spot, on the Israel side of the river, is called contention that such action would "defeat the main object of the soil bank," the committee confirmed the 8-7 vote last Saturday by which it had tentatively approved supports at 90 per cent of parity for wheat, cotton, corn, rice and peanuts. Going beyond its Saturday action, it added special provisions to benefit dairymen and growers of hurley and flue-cured tobacco, and voted to figure parity prices on the higher of two formulas. Parity is a price determined under farm law to be fair to producers in relation to their costs. An older formula was replaced this year by a newer one which had the effect of lowering parity prices .on most crops. After Midnight Chairman Ellender (D-La) said the alternative provision adopted by a 9-6 vote, could prevent a drop of about 13 cents a bushel in wheat supports and lesser amounts on other basic crops. The committee, which started work yesterday morning, went beyond last midnight before completing its bill, which still must be drafted into final legal language. The measure then will go to the Senate. Ellender said he expects Senate :ebate to get under way about Feb. 20. And he predicts "a big fight." A return to the higher rigid support program would knock out the flexible support program which the Eisenhower administration pushed through in 1954. Setting the levels on a flexible scale between 75 and 90 per cent, it was designed to reduce overproduction by paying farmers less when their crops were not needed. Soil Bank Plan Eisenhower proposed this year to supplement the flexible program ith a soil bank plan, under which farmers would be paid to plant less of the surplus crops than their allotments under the control program. He and Secretary of Agriculture Benson have contended that heavy government-owned surpluses acquired under the high-level support program have kept farm prices Jisr. Bnat Yacov. .An Israeli canal at that point* is separated from the Jordan River wafers by a few hundred feet of unexcavated earth. Israeli officials have maintained they have a right to enter the demilitarized zone, finish the excavation and tap the Jordan waters for use in the canal. Syria has told the United States it fears a military incident if the Israelis try to do so. Race With Weather Officials here speak of March 1 as a kind of deadline because after that time, they say, the weather would be favorable for whatever operations Israel might. undertake. * The full resources of American and British diplomacy are being used to try to dissuade Israel from any move which would set off a clash with Syria. Such a clash might bring Egypt in on the side of Syria. President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Eden last week directed a new study of steps which might be taken to prevent an outbreak of open warfare in Palestine. British • American and French officials started the study here Wednesday. Suggestions ' At the Wednesday meeting, it is understood, the United States and Britain idvanced several suggestions if fighting occurs. They include i.n immediate appeal to the United Nations to order the fighting to stop, sanctions to cut off money frqm the outside, an economic embargo to shut off supplies, and U.S. and naval blockade. British officials seeking quick French agreement to such measures because they would like to confront Israel and the Arab states with their decisions before the potential crisis at Jisr Bnat Yacov has a chance to develop. Chamber Banquet Date March 8 .Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will hold Its annual banquet at 7 p.m., March 8, in Hotel Noble,' chairman W. R. Lnwshe said today Speaker will be George Rcltc- meler, manager of the Tulsa district, Southwest, division, of U. s. Chamber of Commerce, Jada McQuIre, Chamber secretary-manager, sMd some 2MJ members nnd guests arc expected to attend, Case Denies Money Offer Was a 'Bribe' WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Case (R-SD) told a Senate Investigating commitee today a $2,500 campaign fund offer from John M. Neff, whom he regarded as a stranger, "sort of took my breath away" but that he does not accuse Neff of trying to bribe him. Case said the investigation or-* dered by the Senate .ifter he publicly denounced the offer, is "not an investigation of a bribe, because no such allegation has been made." The question, he said, as he understands it, is whether the proffered campaign contribution involved an effort "to influence my decision" in the voting on the natural gas biil. "There was nothing proposed to me in this matter," Case said. "There was nothing promised." He said Neff himself has said there were "no strings attached" to the offer, and added that "all I have heard or read about it would indicate there were no strings." Up to Committee The question of whether the offer was designed to influence his vote, he said, is for the committee to decide. ' Case voted against Ihe bill when the Senate passed it last Monday after a long debate in which opponents contended—and proponents denied—that it would mean billions of dollars to big oil companies. The measure, if signed by President Eisenhower, will direct federal price controls from producers of natural gas. After saying the campaign offer "sort of took my breath away," Case swung Into a detailed account of the circumstances under which he said . he learned of It. He got a telephone call from Ernest 1. Kahler .business manager of ttie Sioux Falls, S.D. Argus- Leader, Case related, on Jan. 25— "a day of badly wrecked schedules." 2 Frlendn Present He said two friends were present but he did not Immediately name them. Case said Kahler told him; "I have something here that was left for your campaign." Case snld he told Kohler lo turn the money over n Sio'ix r-"- '•:-— »M BRIBE <B to John Griffin, v.-'.-n helps Red Cross Lists City Chairmen Committees were named yesterday by C. C. Czeschin, Red Cross fund chairman for Blytheville, preparatory to opening the city campaign on March 1. Kelley welch was named to head the advance gifts division, which begins solicitations the first of the month. H. L. Halsell and J. L. Westbroofc will serve as co-chairmen in the business block solicitation drive, which gets started March 12. Mrs. Lucille Watson will be in charge of residential solicitation Her campaign dates are March 2631. Cop Shoots Self DETROIT (ifi — Detective Inspector Charles Searle, a Detroit policeman for 36 years, is in a hospital today with an injured foot. He shot himself when a cocker spaniel puppy grabed his leg while he was cleaning his pistol at home. "First guy I shoot in 30 years turns out to be me," he said. down. Once surplus is absorbed, they, farm prices will react to normal market conditions. The Senate committee approved the soil bank idea, along with thorization of 750 million dollars to pay for it. Another 350 millions was authorized for a conservation reserve, under which any kind of land could be planted to grass or trees for periods of 3 to 15 years. To the kind' of farmers Eisenhower had proposed to make eligible for the soil bank payments, the committee added growers burley, fluecured and some types of cigar filler tobacco. Reversing an actior. of last Saturday, it also approved an increase to a minimum 80 per cent 01 parity in support levels for milk, butter and cheese. The House already has approved such a provision. Dairy products now are supported at 75 per cent of parity. Corn Included Despite objection by Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iow;), the committee voted that corn growers must abide by acreage restrictions to be eligible for the soil bank pay ments. .Such a requirement now exists for price supports, but the restrictions are not mandatory on corn as they are on other basic crops. The committee also defeated 8-7 a proposal by Sen. Humphrey <D- Minnl lor special premium payments to farmers who market lightweight hogs of 180 to 200 pounds. But the committee retained special 250-million-dollar authorization to bolster market prices of pork, beef and other perishable farm products not under regular support programs. The measure also includes a two-price plan for rice, which El lender had proposed as an experiment. Support Limited Full support prices for wheat See FARM on Page 14 Freak Fire Costs Heavy Loss A Blytheville Air Force Base airman, whose pay and 1 allotments come to about $200 per month, lost all his household furnishings and clothing when his trailer caught afire as he towed It toward Blytheville yesterday. He Is Billy D. Nash, of Monterey, Tenn. He and his wife are the parents of ft 10-month-old son and are expecting another baby on March «. They are primarily concerned with clothing for their child and o::p'ccted child. Thiy kM »v«r*UUas they owned, except the clothes they were wearing and what was In a small hand bag, Air Force officials said today. Air Force Aid Society is .giving place his losses and is seeking a him a grant and a loan to help re- ptace for him to live. Meanwhile, the Air Force asked If townspeople will lend a hand by donating anything they can . . . especially In the way of baby clothes and household Items such ai lamps and small appliances. Donations may be left In the Courier NMM attic*. D CHEYNE SPEAKS — J. Orville Cheyne, state revenue commissioner, filled in for Gov. Orval Faubus at Osceola's eighth annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet last night. Mr. Cheyne (center) spoke on taxatlpn and industrialization. Seated at Mr. Cheyne's left are Mayor and Mrs. Ben F. Butler of Osceola. (Courier News Photo) Osceola'".Chamber- Honors Industries And Its Officers Osceola Chamber b£ Commerce held its 8th annual banquet last night honoring three local industries, its new officers and hearing Revenue Commissioner J. Orville Cheney speak for further industrialization. Cited by Elliott Sartain, 1955* Chamber president, as showing industrial progress were Osceola Finishing Co., J. T. Parsons Cabinet Mfg. Co., and Osceola Products Co. Osceola Finishing, which held a grand opening in January, now employs 150 persons in the finishing of corduroy cloth, Sartain said. Expansion to full capacity anticipates employing 430. More Expected Parsons Cabinet, which began production last September, now has nearly 40 employes making sewing machine cabinets, Sartain revealed. More employment is expected. He cited the installation at Osceola Products of a $140.000 soybean dryer and holding tanks. Introduced were new officers, including W. N. Thomas, president; J. W. Farris, vice president; J. C. Buchanan, treasurer ;and Allen Segraves, secretary. Cheney was a substitute speaker for Gov. Orvaf Faubus, who was reported ill in Little Rock. Taking a song from the governor's portfolio on industrialization, Cheney tied the theme to his job of tax collector. Cites Collections j He told of collections in fiscal 1054-55 as totaling $102,775.000 and said that collections in the first five months in fiscal 1955-56 have been $4 million more than the first five months the year before. "But I am not here to tell you that the state's ills can be cured by increasing taxes," he said. These ills— loss of population and and resulting loss of wealth— may be solved, he said, by attracting more industry to the state. He said that through active Chambers of Commerce, more industry could be attracted, Education Cheney turned then to what he described as "the problems of progress." One principle one, he said, Is the problem of educating the children of migratory workers. He said that 70 per cent of the nation's farm workers are migratory and that they customarily have large families. Without recommending an answer, he asked, "Who is to educate these children? Local governments or the federal government?" He chided Congress on the subject, saying that more money is opent to "protect migratory birds than to educate the children of Base Council Groups Set Meetings Four committees of Blytheville Air Force Base-Community Council will hold organizational meetings Feb. 13 and 14 along with a community service specialist. Attending will be Raymond C. Morrison, Ft. Worth, representative of community services for the Air Force. He will help organize the groups and plan their activities. Committees and meeting times are Police-Health-Safety, Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.; Housing-Commercial, Feb 14. 9 a.m.; Recrention-Edu- catiQii-Religious Welfare Services, Feb. 14. lf30 p.m.: and Publicity- Community Relations, Feb. 14, 7-30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Chamber offices, city hall. migratory workers." Quest* from Blthevllle Included Mr. nnd Mrs. S. E. Tune, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch, Judge and Mrs. H. O. PartlovV and Mr. nnd Mrs. .tedt MoGuire. Cancer Meeting Monday Mississippi County Unit of Cancer Society will meet at Hotel Noble at 7:30 p.m., Monday. All committee members have been urged to attend. Extension Course Starts An Arkansas State College extension course—Economic Botany 403 gets started with its first session Tuesday night. The class will meet at 7 o'clock in the Junior High School building. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy this afternoon and tonight with occasional rain ending early tonight. Somewhat colder tonight. Saturday decreasing cloudiness and cool. High this afternoon, low 40s; low tonight, upper 20s to low 30s. Minimum thin morning—3S. Maximum yesterday—4fl. Sunrise tomorrow—fl:31. Sunnct todny—5:38. Mean temperature—40.5. Precipitation 24 houri (7 a.m. lo I R.m.l—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dptfr-9.J9. This Dale l.asl Year *Maximum yostrrclny—U3. Minimum tlila morning- 50. Precipitation Jttn. 1 to

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