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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI glytheVille Courier Blytheville Daily News VOL. LI—NO. 871 Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11,1956 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Jenner Raps 'Glamorizing' Of Presidency CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) today said the presidency of the United States is being changed "into a Eu ropean office much more like the early Roman emperors." * He laid the blame for what h GOP's Hold Lincoln Day Talk Fests But Democrats Are Not Idle This Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republicans were well along today in their annual round of Lincoln Day speechmaking but Democrats had no intention of giving them a weekend monopoly on the nation's banquet halls. Some communities held GOP dinners last night and scores more have scheduled party fetes for the coming week. But this has brought no slackening in campaign efforts by the Democrats, who will hold their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinners later. Adlal Stevenson was in Portland, Ore., to address a Democratic fund-raising dinner tonight. And Sen. Kefauver of Tennessee, another Democratic presidential hopeful, was moving into Michigan for a series of campaign appearances. Meanwhile, both parties eyed New Hampshire where' today is the filing deadline for .hat state's first- See OOP on Page 8 called "this transformation" on th "bureaucratic elite which wants t rule" the country. Jenner also criticized Secretar; of State Dulles for the "brink o war" strategy attributed to him and called 'or the election of "firm pro-American Congress." The Indiana senator spoke on day-long program sponsored by th Abraham Lincoln Republican Club Other speakers hit at foreign pol icies, the Stale Department am the united Nations Under F.D.E. Jenner, in a prepared speech said the "change" was abviou under President Franklin D. Roos evelt and continued under Presi dents Truman and Eisenhower. Hi added: "The president is pictured as an indispensable man. He is credltei with sole responsibility for dec! sions and achievements that i superman could not make. He i: protected against criticism. "The office is being changed from the American constitutiona office of First Citizen of the Re public into a European office much more like the early Roman em perors. "Don't Like It" "I do not hold our presidents responsible for this transformation I am not sure they realize thi change, or like what they see. Thl: glamorizing of the presidency i: the work of that bureaucratic eliti which wants to rule the United States in the protecting shadow o a loved and trusted symbol." our chief executive into a monarch," he said. The club has no official connection with the Republican party. A spokesman nt the club's headquarters here said It has members in 46 states. He described them as "conservative Republicans." Bitter GOP Fight Seen In New Hampshire CONCORD, N. H. (AP) — The possibility loomed today of an intra-party struggle for control of New Hampshire's delegation to the Republican National Convention if President Eisenhower does not run. The New Hampshire presidential.*., primary Mnrch 13 is the first ir the nation and tonight is the dead line for filing intentions of candi dacy. Sen. Bridges (R-NH) was ex peeled to file as a delegate candi date favorable io President Eisen hower before tonight's deadline. His entry was interpreted in some quarters as confirmation reports that If Eisenhower does not .seek reelection, there will be a struggle between the so - callec liberal and conservative wings the GOP in New Hampshire. Bridges is generr.lly regarded as more conservative in his political outlook than Republican'Gov. Lane Dwineil and some other leading Eisenhower backers. Favor Ike He already has «erved notice he would fight any attempt to "corner" the 14-member Republican delegation and would oppose any slate previously committed to any alternative candidate Eisenhowei might designate. Several of Bridges' political associates, including former supporters of the late Sen. Taft (R-Ohio), have entered the primary delegate contest as favorable to Eisenhower. Only the names of President Eisenhower on the Republican side and Sen. Ketauver of Tennessee on the Democratic side are entered on the presidential preference phase of thf primary. In Primary Phase The battles exist in the phase of the primary in which delegates to the respective national conventions will be chosen. On the Republican ballot, 27 delegate candidates have filed for Eisenhower, six for Sen. Knowland of California and one for Chief Justice Earl Warren. Two- candidates are uncommitted. All are running as "favorable" to their respective choices. As such, they did not need the consent of the men they are backing. Webb Heads Hospital Staff Dr. Jack Webb has been sleeted president of Blytheville's Chlcka- snwbn Hospital staff. Other officers named nt an organizational meeting include Dr.' H. C. Sims, Jr., vice president; Dr. F. E. Utley, secretary-treasurer, And the following doctors who are board members: Webb, Utlcy, Sims, W. W. Workman, I. R. Johnson. Next meeting of the group will be on the second Tuesday of March when It will consider adoption of by-Uw*. Mollet Inspects Rebel Stronghold French Premier Tours Algerian City of Bono BONE, Algeria Ml—French Premier Guy Mollet made a first hand check of rebel-infested Bone today before returning to Paris to tell the National Assembly what he thinks should be done to restore peace in turbulent Algeria. Mollet came here from Algiers after five days of probing into the troubles which had pitted Algeria's European and Moslem residents against each other and sparked an endless series of terrorist outbursts. The Premier planned to spend today inspecting military installations in eastern Algeria. He is expected to return to the French capital tomorrow. Met Hostility A Cabinet meeting has been called for Monday. Mollet probably will make his report' to the Assembly the following day. He also plans a broadcast to the na tion shortly after his return. Before leaving Algiers,. Mollet recorded a radio speech which was broadcast after his departure. He said: "I came to Algeria with great hope. I am leaving with the profound conviction that the French- Moslem community will become a living, brotherly, indestructible reality. . . . The road will be long and difficult before the future, definite status of Algeria Is finally fixed. I will travel the road with you." , Observers in Algeria were divided as to whether Mollet's mission here to seek a peace settlement with the Nationalist rebels was a success. Meeting Monday The Socialist Prem'er met open hostility when he arrived and quickly backed down on one important issue. He withdrew his appointment of Gen. Georges C&lroux as resident minister in Algeria. Much of the colonial opposition Mollet encountered stemmed from his appointment of Catrotix who was known to favor more rights for the. North African territory's native Moslems. Mollet then named to the post Robert LaCoste i»ho previously had been named finance and economic affairs minister. LaCoste, who arrived in Algiers yesterday, wns Installed without any untoward demonstrations, BUSINESS-LIKE TRANSACTION - Reluctant sellers, Asst. Fire Chief Roy Moore (left) und Driver Bill Crowder sell tickets to Police- men's-F.iremen's ball to willing buyer, Eddie Saliba, who just happened to be climbing a fire pole at the station house. If cornered, police and fire fighters can be persuaded to part with other tickets at $2 per couple. Dance will be held in Blytheville Armory Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m. Proceeds go for police and fire uniforms. (Courier News Photo) Mayor Scores CAA Exclusion -BlytkeviUe Mayor Toler Buchanan said today that Blytheville's exclusion from a Civil Aeronautics Administration allocation of $314,000 for airport improvement in Arkansas was "deplorable and unfair to local taxpayers." "We don't want anything that * , we are not justly entitled to," he said, "but Blytheville is ready, willing and able to spend up to $60,000 for development of a municipal airport. Yet, CAA arbitrarily turned down our application for federal matching funds apparently for no other reason than we favored giving the air base facility back to the Air Force." Recalls History Buchanan recalled the history of Blytheville's so-far unsuccessful efforts in establishing a municipal airport with federal funds. He said that when the city offered to deed the title of the ail- base back to the Air Force, CAA opposed the move. The city deeded the land to the Air Force, regardless, and Blytheville Air Force Base was activated. "As a direct result," Buchanan said, "CAA has denied us matching funds for the construction of a new airport." Not Promising: Recently, the mayor wrote U.S. Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings asking him to discuss CAA's action at top levels. Gainings, in a report on a preliminary investigation, said the situation did not appear promising, but that he would continue his inquiry. CAA Wednesday announced an allocation of nearly $39 million for the financing of 319 projects under the Federal Airport Air Program nationwide. Added to the $20 million earmarked for 205 projects in August, it brings total allocations this fiscal year to $99 million. "The taxpayers of Blytheville contributed their tax money toward that total," Buchanan said. 'CAA's action are deplorable and unfair to Blytheville taxpayers." In Municipal Court Kenneth Bennett, of Osceola, was ined $50 in Municipal Court today or running a stop sign and crash- ng his car into that of Airman Stanley .Miller. Mrs. Miller suffered bruises and heir car was extensively damaged. "hie accident occurred at noon esterday at 10th and Main. In other cases, $100 'bonds put p by George Thompson, Johnnie nckson, Mliton Moss and Carl oss were forfeited. They were charged with petty left in connection with the loss f ft radiator. Alias bonds were |s- tied for their arrest when they ailed to appear. Racing Head Denies Dog Track Report CONWAY, Ark. «l—Published reports (hat he favored granting a dog racing franchise to a new West Memphis track were categorically denied last night by the chairman of the Arkansas Racing Commission. Dr. Edwin L. Dunaway of Conway said a news story quoting him as saying he "personally" favored granting the franchise and "leave it up to the 1957 Legislature to straighten out the law" was in error. Dr. Dunaway said a reporter had suggested that course to him in an interview, and that he replied: "I'd certainly like to get it straightened out; it has taken up a lot of my time." The physician added, "If I left the impression that I agreed with the statement as it was put to me, I certainly didn't intend to." 39 Are Missing In Boat Mishap TAIPEI (/ft— Thirty nine persons are now listed as missing in a ferry boat disaster off northwest Formosa Thursday. The ferry, bound for Tansui from Pali, capsized in rough seas. Three of 23 survivors picked up later died. First reports listed 36 persons missing. Nine bodies have been recovered. Eastland Urges South- End Violence Solon Speaks At Meeting On Integration MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A plea for the South to refrain from further violence climaxed a roaring prosegre- gation rally here last night that drew a crowd estimated al 15,000. Sen. James 0. Eastland (D-Miss) challenged the rebel-yelling throng to fight racial integration with massive resistance but without lawlessness. As the rally ended. State Sen. Sam Engelhardt admonished the audience to "go home peacefully and orderly." Eastland made only an indirect reference to recent rioting at the University of Alabama he once attended. Recalling his student days, the outspoken advocate of white supremacy declared: "I think. I know the people of Alabama well, and you're not going to permit the NAACP to take over your schools." A mob at times numbering 3,000 or 'more threw eggs and rocks at a Negro student, Autherine Lucy, when she sought to attend class at the university Monday. She won admittance under a federal court order backed by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. Barred From Classes The university board of trustees barred Miss *jucy from classes until "further notice" because of the violence. She subsequently asked for another court order to compel the university to readmit her. Eastland outlined a three-point program for resistance against efforts to break down segregation throughoughout the South. First, he said .white persons in the South must organize a "grass roots" campaign to preserve their traditional separate school systems. The South also needs a tax-supported regional commission, he added, to "answer the vast attack and cope with the tremendous sums that are being used to misrepresent us." --."We-i«ust organize every county, city, and every community into a grass roots organization such as you represent here tonight," Eastland told the rally, .sponsored by t h e Central Alabama Citizens Council. Firm Pollcs' He declared further that each Southern state must adopt a firm segregation policy that will enable white Southerners to stall off integration for a long time. "By changing state laws and creating new state policies which must be litigated, and which must go to the Supreme Court of the United slates," he suggested, can litigate this matter for an indefinite period ... in hostile federal courts." Eastland also endorsed the policy of nullification recently adopted in Alabama. A resolution passed by the Alabama Legislature declared the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on school segregation "null and void." Eastland told the cheering throng "No people in the history of government have ever been forced to integrate against their will," and added: "We must match the organizing ability and tactics of the NAACP. They have done a successful job. "They did not submit when court decisions were against them. They fought and are still fighting. This we most certainly can do." Police Commissioner Clyde Sellers estmated the crowd in the huge state-owned coliseum at 15,- ooo. Eovi?t to Get Red Atom Help MOSCOW (/Pj—The Soviet union, pushing its campaign to woo the Middle East, has announced it will train Egyptian scientists and help set up a nuclear physics laboratory in Cairo. The surprise announcement was made without fanfare in a report carried last night by the Soviet News Agency Tass. Bridges Says Senate May Broaden Probe Of CampaignContributions By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bridges (R-NH) said today a bipartisan Senate committee might seek broader investigating authority if evidence indicates others besides Sen. Francis Case (R-SD) were offered campaign contributions by backers or opponents of the natural gas bill. Eisenhower All Set For Physical Check; It May Start Today BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower arranged to go to the Army's Walter Reed Hospital here today for the start of a new full-scale physical examination. The outcome could be an important factor in whether he seeks re-election. By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower may undergo preliminary medical tests today as the first step in a full scale physical examination that could bear heavily on whether he decides to seek reelection. of the presidency." The preliminary, tests will include a blood analysis. That may be done at the White House. But he will go to the Army's Walter Reed Hospital here for x-rays, cardiogram tracing heart performance, and other advance procedures. The four doctors who will team in conducting the anxiously - awaited examination are Snyder; Col. Thomas W. Mattingly, chief heart specialist at Walter Reed; Dr. Paul Dudley White, a Boston heart specialist who has served as a consul tant since the President was stricken; and Col. Byron E. Pollock, chief of Heart Services at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, where Eisenhower spent seven weeks after his attack. He told a news conference last Wednesday, however, that he is inclined to base his decision more on how he feels than on the report he will get from four physicians after they finish the checkup Tuesday. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, told newsmen that none of the doctors' findings will be made public until the consultation ends. And he said their conclusions may not be announced until Wednesday morning. Blood Analysis The purpose of the new check- coming more than 4'/2 months after Eisenhower's heart attack—is to find out how the President is bearing. UP. under-.the burdens of his job. Eisenhower returned Jan. 9 to what he termed "the full duty Benson Attacks Agri Committee's Farm Bill Action WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing as "inconsistent" a farm bill combining the soil bank with high, rigid price supports, Secretary of Agriculture Benson says "we cannot go both directions at the same time." He contended in a statement yesterday the higher price supports would spur new farm production offsetting' the cuts the soil bank is designed to bring about by taking land out of production. The Senate Agriculture Committee included both provisions in an election year farm bill it completed early yesterday. The measure brought both general and de- ailed criticism from Benson, who called on the Senate to "strike the bad features" and "pass the kind of bill that will give farmers the help they need." Aiken, Too Some of his criticisms were voiced also by Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) rto predicted that President Eisenhower will veto the bill if it is passed by both Houses Without iubstantial change. But Chairman 2Ilender (D-La) the Agriculture Committee, al though conceding a hitter iloor battle, predicted the measure will pass the Senate "pretty much as it came out of our committee." Ellender described the commit;e's plan to restore higher sup..arts for wheat, corn, cotton, rice and peanuts as "about the only .hiiig in the bill that would bring farmers some real relief this eiec- Bank Robbery Try Backfires ARLINGTON, Ky. Iffl — An attempt to rob the Citizens Deposit Bank yesterday, serious business t the time, was good for some chuckles today among about 100 persons who watched its comical ending. Two women hostages—one of them carrying the bank's esti mated $55,000—ran off and left Herman Maxey, 52, holding n gun that wouldn't shoot and confronted by a mob of 20 ready citizens. What Maxey didn't know was that his getaway cur was useless. It was towed away after the excitement because the motor wouldn't start. Held al Padncah At Paduach last night, Maxey Was held to the Federal Grcnd Jury under $10,000 bond on n bank robbery thargc. i The vacuum cleaner salesman entered the bank in midafternoon carrying a box and a pistol. Experts said later the pistol was loaded with wrong-size cartridges that never would have fired. Strange happenings in the bank were'noted outside, and a posse was quickly rounded up by Marshal E .C. Glisson. They were waiting when Maxey completed his business. He left three hank employes and a customer lying on the floor and started to leave, discovering his predicament when he reached the back door. He tried to solve matters by marching Mrs. Gay Wntts, a bookkeeper, In front of him. She deserted him in a burst of speed at the door. Maxey returned tor Mrs. Marie Beshears, assistant cashier, rie made her carry his money-filled box while he wrapped an arm around her waist and covered the posse with his pistol. This trick failed when Grady Adams, 24, a poolroom worker waiting unseen just outside the door, slugged Maxey with his fist. Mrs. Beshears went the way of Mrs. Watts, carrying the money with her. A kick on the wrist from another posseman ridded Maxey of his harmless weapon and he was helpless after that. Another factor that puzzled officers wns Maxey's apparent desire to be seen in Arlington earlier In the day. He had been away some time, they said, and had spent much of his time looking up old friends. tion year." Over $1 a Busher Benson contended one provision in the bill would force the government to pay "well over SI" a bushel to subsidize wheat exports, compared with the present 80 Provisions for export sale of sur- lus cotton and for a two-price system for rice, he said, could bring adverse international reactions. He said bis department already is preparing a long-range Ian to promote cotton sales abroad. Ten Airmen Killed in Two Jet Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two B47 jet bombers based in Kansas crashed at widely separated points while on training missions yesterday. Ten Air Force men were killed. Six Air Force men died in a crash of one of the planes at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, S. D. The 847 was based at Forbes Air Base near Topeka. Four men died in the crash of the second B47 near Westmoreland. The plane was based at Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Salina. Killed in the Rapid City crash included Capt. Robert Eugene Lambiaso. 38, Peoria, III.; Capt. William L. Yoiunan, 29, Columbus, Ohio; Capt. Floyd R. Shirk, 29, Rapid City; 1st Lt. Joseph Mchugh, 31, Mobile, Ala.; 2nd Lt. Charles Gos- tiey 24. Kansas City, Mo.; and 2nd Lt. Joseph L. Petek, 23, Pueblo, Colo. Victims of the Kansas accident were; Lt. Col. Frederick G. .Wheeler, 35, Menlo Park, Calif.; Capt."Thomas Hugh Wagner, 27, Newcastle, Ind.; 1st Lt. John J. Plntt, 26, Jersey City, N. J., and A1C Kenneth R. Patterson, 22, Detroit. Crash Boat Missing TOKYO W 1 )—The U.S H Atr Force said today one of Its crash rescue boats with seven persons aboard is missing between Korea and J»- pan'i southern Uland ot Kyushu. 1 Bridges is secretary of a four- man committee inquiring into whether an improper attempt was made to influence Case's vote on the bill. Bridges said if other contributions are mentioned, the committee will have to take stock of the situation, since it is now limited to the one matter. "We might have to go before the Senate and ask for broader authority to look into .ither cases," he said in an interview. He did not say whether he expected that to become necessary. May Be Continued Chairman George (D-Ga) said the hearing, scheduled to end tonight, may have to be continued next week unless it moves faster today. Meantime the hearing produced a surprise disclosure that a grand jury has summoned John M. Neff, the Lexington, Neb. lawyer, who said he left the $2,500 donation with a friend of Case as a campaign contribution with "no strings attached." Neff has said he favored the natural gas bill, passed by the Senate Monday, which would exempt producers of natural gas from direct federal utility-type controls. Case said he first favored the bill, then decided to vote against it after the campaign fund offer from a supporter of the measure. Charles W. Steadman, counsel for the special committee, said Neff has been summoned by a grand jury. He gave no other details. Doesn't Know Source Case swore yesterday he doesn't know the original source of 25 S1QO bills Neff left in an envelope with E. J. Kahler, manager of the Sioux Falls, S. D., Argus-Leader. Neff had said in a telegram to Case that the South Dakota senator knew "where this campaign fund came from and to whom it Was given." Case told the committee that until it finds out "where the money came from" neither he nor It can say whether Neff's action was "improper." Case testified that John Griffin, Sioux Falls druggist who serves as one of his campaign aides, had him that the envelope Kahler turned over to Griffin bore one and possibly two names. Relating a recent telephone con-. versation with Griffin, Case said Griffin "used initials, not names" in referring to this. Case sad he asked Griffin if he knew "the second party in Kahler's letter— P. W.?" Earlier testimony had brought . out that Kahler, in a Dec. 7 lettei to Case, had reported that Nefi and a Paul Whaley had been in his office and had discussed the natural gas bill. In Lexington, Neb., Sheriff Paul Whaley of Dawson County said he had made a trip to Sioux Falls with Neff but saw no envelope containing any money given to Kahler. "My name or initials are not on any envelope containing any money," the sheriff said, "absolutely noc." Griffin, interviewed at Case's office, declined to say what names were on the envelope until he takes the stand. Called For Records South Dakota's secretary of state disclosed meantime that the committee has called tor records of the money Case received and spent in his 1950 campaign. Miss Geraldine Ostroot said she has sent the committee the material it asked. She said none of the individual contributions listed exceeded $250. Case suggested yesterday the committee might want to check the authenticity of telegrams he had received from Sioux Falls urg- ng him to vote for the gas bill. He said one such telegram bore the "fictitious" signature of Grif- See BRIDGES on Page 8 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Slow clearing and continued rather cold this afternoon and tonight. Sunday partly cloudy, warmer Sunday afternoon. High this afternoon, low to mid 40s; low-tonight, upper 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI — Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; warmer southwest and south-central portions this afternoon; low tonight in 20s; high Sunday 35-45 north and in 40s south. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—44. Sunrise tomorrow—6:50, Sunset today—3:37. Menu temperature— 40.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to T a.m.)—.M. Precipitation J»n. 1 to note—0.51. This Date U» Yc»r Maximum yesterday—flO. Minimum this morning—?. PnclplUllon Jui. 1 to d»t*-a.«f.

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