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PAGBTEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 31,1955 Disaster Insurance Plans Aired Senate Group Begins Hearing On Possibilities By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee starts public hearings today in a search for ways to provide better protection for citizens against floods, hurricanes, atomic attacks and other disasters. Initial witnesses called to testify j were representatives of various j federal agencies, including the| Housing and Home Finance Agen-i cy, the Civil Defense Administra- i tiou. and the Defense Department. Sen. Lehman ID-Lib NY), acting i as chairman, said the committee j would consider proposals for fed-! eral insurance against natural and) man-made disasters. It plans also| to inquire into action taken by the federal government to help local authorities "in meeting the impact of recent floods in the north-! east." I From here the committee will go to New York City for a hearing on Thursday. Later it will conduct hearings in Bo- 'on. Providence, K. I., and Haru'orcl, Conn. Promised By Ike President Eisenhower said during the August floods in New England that the government would look into the possibility of both flood prevention and flood insurance. But he did not go into detail at the time. When new floods damaged the same areas in mid-October, he said again the administration is determined "to assist the states and people of the northeast in developing adequate protections against future flood and hurricane losses." The Commerce Department yesterday published a final summary of the August disaster. It put the damage total at 3451,614,044. The figure included damage to commercial, Industrial and residential property, roads and highways, public utilities, farms, crops and lands. It said the floods killed 179 persons, seriously injured 6,992 and destroyed 813 homes. Bill Suggested Lehman suggested yesterday a bill to provide federal insurance both against losses resulting from such natural disasters as floods, hurricanes, droughts, torna does and earthquakes and against those caused by war. He said It was only a tentative draft and that, before introducing it when Congress reconvenes in January, he hopes to receive constructive suggestions from government officials and other witnesses at the committee hearings. The proposed measure would replace the federal civil defense administrator with a federal disaster administrator and give him broad authority to Issue disaster insurance policies and to reinsure policies of private insurance companies. Insurance against natural disasters could be issued not only for individuals but for whole comu- nities. «p to ft maximum of two billion dollars. The administrator's liability for any single calim would not exceed $300.000. Lehman's measure also would authorize "reasonable indemnity" for property damage or loss of life or injury resulting from war. The aggregate liability for property losses from war damage could not exceed 10 billion dollars. Besides handling the insurance program, the administrator j would be given broad powers to! mobilise the nation's resources to i cope with disasters ranging fromi floods to atomic attacks. j Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:30 quotations) Dec 3340 3340 3334 3337 Mar 3217 3245 3213 3242 May ... 3038 3131 3095 3195' July 2942 2972 2940 2972 New Orleans Cotton Dec 3342 3342 3335 3337 Mar 3225 3255 3224 3255 May .... 3101 3132 3099 3132 July .... 2940 2972 2939 2972 Chicago Wheat Dec .... 201'/2 203'i MI': May 200 201'/i 200 203201} Obituary Iverson Riggs' Wife Succumbs Word was received here today of the death Oct. 22 of Mrs. Ruby Riggs of Van Burcn, formerly of Blytheville. .Mrs. Riggs was the wife of Ivcr- son Riggs who was a member of the Courier News staff in 1952. At the time of her death she was serving as society editor for the Van Buren Shopping News, a shoppers' guide published by her husband. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and a daughter. Mitchell Rites Chicago Corn Dec .... 126^4 1291'i 126 3 i May ... 134' 2 136!;, 13-P 8 Chicago Soybeans Nov 231',i 235 2314 235 aJn .... 236 239'/i 235=, 2393., Mar .... 238> 2 242 238' 2 241-', July .... 237 239 3 i 236'i, 239 3 < New York Stocks A T annd T 179 1-8 Amer Tobacco 76 Anaconda Copper 66 1-8 Beth Steel 1« 1-2 Chrysler 93 1-8 Coca-Cola 125 3-4 Gen Electric 47 1-8 Gen Motors 136 Montgomery Ward 90 N Y Central 43 7-8 Int Harvester 35 7-8 Republic Steel 483-8 Radio 43 Socony Vacuum '. 59 1-2 Studebaker 10 1-8 Standard of N J 133 1-4 Texas Corp 108 3-4 Sears 104 1-4 TJ S Steel 54 3-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. UP)—(USDA)—Hogs 14,500; moderately active; 50-75 lower on 180 Ib up; bulk 180-220 Ib mixed 14.2535; several hundred mostly 200-220 Ib including grades 1 and 2 14.50; one small lot grade 1 around 220225 Ib 14.75; few small lots grades 2 and 3 240-260 Ib 13.75-14.00; 140170 Ib 25 lower, largely 13.2514.25; sows 25 lower; 400 Ib down 13.2550; 450 Ib up largely 12.7513.25; boars 8.25-11.50. Cattle 8,500; calves 1.500; very little done early on slaughter classes; several loads medium to good stocker and feeder steers steady at 16.50-17.00; good feeding heifers 14.50; utility and commercial bulls 12.00-13.50; most heavy fat bulls 11.00 and below; vealers good and choice 21.00-26.00; prime up to 29.00: cull to good vealers largely 10.00-20.00. 1? Set or Monette Services for Mrs. Ticy Mitchell. | 47. of war Dell will be conducted j in Monette tomorrow with burial I there. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. She died yesterday at her home following a short illness. | Born at Ravenden Springs. Ark..! Mrs. .Mitchell moved to the Dell i area with her family a year ago. I Surviving are her husband, Lon- i nie Mitchell; one daughter. Mrs. | : Betty Davis of Trumann, and three [ I sons. Clebourne Mitchell with the j U. S. Marines in North Carolina, Clifiord Mitchell of Dell and Lonnie Mitchell of Miami, Fla. PSC Awards Permit to Firm Arkansas Public Service Commission has issued a certificate of necessity as a common carrier ot household goods to W. J. Wunderlich of Blythcville, it was announced today. Wunderltch is operator of Home Service and Storage Co. BIG FOUR Medford Child Is Buried Services for Barbara Louise Med-. ford, infant daughter of Mr. and I Mrs. Hershel Medford, were con-, ducted at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel this morning by the Rev. Bill Cook. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery. She was dead at birth in Walls Hospital yesterday. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Wendell Eugene and Michael Allen Medford, and two sisters, Mary Prances and Martha Ann Medford. Negro Deaths LEADING THE WAY - Foot prints painted on sidewalks of New York's Times Square remind everyone it's cleanup time in the big city. The prints direct residents like this girl to the litter baskets for deposit of trash. Monroe Lee Services for Monroe Lee are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives. He died at his home in Luxora yesterday. Services will be in Princess Chapel Baptist Church at Double Bridges and will be conducted by Rev. R. T. Shlpp and Rev. John Scott. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Lee, Luxora; one brother, Rollle Lee, Lambert, Miss.; three sorts, Carney Lee, Little Rock. Monroe Lee, Jr., Darling. Miss., Rodelle Lee, Memphis; one daughter, Rosie Clay, Luxora. Home Funeral Home is in charge. Meeting Start At Luxora Church LUXORA — A series of gospel meetings has been scheduled for Luxora's Church of Christ beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. Adar p. Chapman of Port Arthur, Tex., will be the speaker. Meetings will continue through Nov. 1Q, Roy L. Vaughn, church minister, stated. Hayti Seniors Plan Their Trip HAYTI—-The annual senior trip. oi Hayti High School will be to • Washington, D. C.. nnd New Yorlc' City at the end of this school year, | TCtu't Martin, senior class sponsor,; has announced. i Mar!in said that the trip, under j auspii:i-s of Bobbins Educational ! Tours, would be by raih'oari. j Confirmation Service Celebrated in St. Louis CARUTHERSVILLE — Ninety-i nine Catholics received the sacra- > nient of Confirmation during cere- i monies performed last week by; Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter of St.! Louis. j Those being confirmed were from | Sacret Heart Church here and St. Joseph's church at Steele. Priests attending the ceremonies were Fathers Glennon Flavin, secretary of the archbishop; Joseph Huels and Wallace Ellinger, Caruth- ersvilie; Thomas Davisson, Steele; Ted Burghoff, Kcnncti; Joseph Goshe, Maiden, and oJhn Halleman. Wilhelniina, Mo. The confirmation service is celebrated every three years. ANNOUNCING Jimmy Meacham is associated with O'Bryant's Jewelry as Watch and Jewelry Repairman. Jimmy has many years of exper- I ienee in this field. \Ve as- Isure you of the highest qua- Ility workmanship at the Very Lowest Possible [Prices. [Guaranteed Watch Cleaning $050 Jimmy Meacham ^0 ERY JOB ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED SATIS- CTORY! Jimmy extends to you an invitation to t him in his old location. O'BRYANT'S JEWELRY GOP (Continued from Page 1) Truman added that as a private citizen and a possible member of the Missouri delegation to next : jar's nominating convention "I have no candidates for president or vice president until the (Missouri) convention acts." After ihat, he said he would be in a position to discur- candidates. (Continued from Page 1) tie-it on the Island of Brionl. The trip to Spain was seen chiefly as a good will gesture toward Spain where the United States Is building air and naval bases under a mutual aid pact. The visit is at the invitation of the Spanish government. Ho[>e Is Fading On the lending issues up for negotiation here, Western leaders had about, given up hope of wringing any concessions whatever fro.in the smiling but intransigent Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov. The possible exception was the problem' of disarmament, which \\ s not yet been touched on. in the conference talks. 1 his was the situation as the p i lev 01 foreign ministers entered its first full week: 1. German unification ami Europe n security: The Western Powers and Russia are completely deadlocked. The United Stales, Britain and France want a reunified Germany allied with the West. Russia, at a minimum, wants a : neutralized Germany and apparently one in which East German Communist " 'adeiv, would have some positions. Western leaders j pu^emlv see no possibility of compromise or progress. Protested to Molotov ' , Middle East: Dulles protested to Molotov in a private talk yesterday against the sale of Commu- st arms to Egypt by Czechoslo- i vakia. indications were that Molo. tov gave Dulles no hope for any j change in Soviet policy. Dulles also ' met with Israeli Premier Moshe ! Shareu and was told that "Israel considers her very existence now menaced." The United States. ; Britain and Prance may soon is sue a new declaration, reasserting the intention they announced in 1950 to act against any aggression in the Middle East. 3. Disarmament: Talks on this issue will begin in a few days. i Harold Stassen, special assistant j on disarmament to President Ei| seuhower, was flying here to sit as an adviser to Dulles. The key issue is development 01 an adequate system ol inspection and control of any arms reductions which may be aereed on. Russia and the Western Powers have long been deadlocked in a U. N. subcommittee on Oh-h-h! What power! N T eW Rocket T-350 power! . . . What smoothness! New Jetaicay Hyflra-Ntatic smoothness! . . . What glamor! New Storjirc St\liug! You'll say ''Ok-h-h!" again . . . ami again . . . and again, when von see Olds for '56! See them on "OH! Day" Nov. 3rd at your OLOSMOBILE Dealer's! Main at 2nd Sis. Ph. 3-3261 Three Fires Reported Damage estimated at $400 was caused yesterday about 5 p.m. when a fire struck a storage shed »t 517 W. Walnut. . A discarded clgaret In a waste 'basket yesterday at the home of Mrs. Virgil Green, m West Walnut, filled the house 'with smoke but did little, damage. This morning a lire nt 1409 Chlck- msawbft caused minor damage. Firemen said the blaze was caused by > faulty flue. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The Finest in Halloween Pumpkins Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick this Question. The Western hope for progress In solving some of the problems of East-West contacts through the Iron Curtain arises from the fact that changes could be made without Involving major interests of any powers. Dulles' reported approach to the ! -oblem suggested th:ii he .Iocs riot intend to gloss over the fact that the barriers to travel, and trade and the exchange of ideas were initiated by the Soviet Union in the first place. Soviet speeches and propaganda for many months have advertised the Russian desire to expand trade with the West. U. S. officials say the center of trouble is Hint since the end of World War n Russia has rerouted trade channels, .compelling satellite countries to break off their old ties with the West and trade primarily with the Soviet Union. Normal Trade If Russia would release Its economic stranglehold on the Iron Curtain countries, the officials said, trade would return to normal channels and expand accordingly. Another barrier to more normal relations, in the American view, is the Tjviet jamming of Voice of America and other Western radio broadcasts. The effect i to make it difficult or impossible for people in Russia to have access to this source of ideas and informa-j lion from the outside world. Another major irritant in East- West official relations is the restriction on movement of U. • S. diplomats in the Soviet Union and the retaliatory restriction on Soviet diplomats in the .United States. A fourth problem which has long annoyed Westernc in Russia is what U. S. officials call the abnormal rate of exchange for the Russian ruble. This Soviet monetary unit arbitrarily is pegged at four to the dollar. Its real value is regarded by the American government as far less than that: Friday Outbreak Of Auto Wrecks Five minor accidents in Friday's poor driving condition caused no injuries and minor damage. In an accident on McHaney Road, a car driven by William Ray, 803 Keith, collided with a vehicle driven by Lawson Stone. 2000 Rose. Damage was limited to the left side of the Ray car and the front end of Stone's car. At 512 N. llth, a car owned by Allen Rushing, same address, collided with a car owned by Bill Burns, 511 N. llth. The back end of the Rushing car was damaged. At the intersection of Main and 6th. a vehicle driven by William Delbert Han.kins, Star Route, struck a truck driven by Ursery Jackson, 305 S. 20th, from the rear as it was stopped. The grill on Hankins' vehicle was damaged and the truck Jackson was driving was damaged on the rear bumper. At the intersection of US Highway 61 North and Hardin a car driven by Melia Saliba, 1100 Country Club Drive, was involved in accident with a car driven by Le- veid Bonds, Wilson. The front fenders, grill and hood of the Bonds car was damaged and the right rear bumper of the Ealiba car was damaged. At Second and Walnut Streets, a truck driven by Joe Freeman, Yarbro, was involved In an accident with a car driven by Norma Jean Etheridge, Steele. The accident happened as Freeman attempted to make a right; angle curve. The left front side of both vehicles was damaged, according to police reports. MOLOTOV (Continued from Page 1) warfare between the Arabs and Israelis. After his meeting with Dulles yesterday, gharctt told reporters ihat he gathered Hie United states still lias to decide Just how to deal with the Middle East situation. He said he left Dulles with no room for "doubt or misconception" regarding the Israeli view on Egypt's arms program. "Existence Menaced" "Israel considers her very existence nosy inenanced by this mns- si\'e increase of strength falling to her sharpest and most pronounced enemy." Sharett said. "If it is not possible to prevent thai massive arming (of Egypt), then I s r a e 1's military power should be strengthened as soon as possible. Also there should be added a security guarantee which might act as a deterrent to any evil designs of renewed aggression against '^r territorial integrity and her very survival." The weekly news magazine U.S. News and world Report in Washington quoted Nasser in a copyright interview as saying Egypt knew the danger of accepting Communist arms but could not do otherwise because "we must protect ourselves from Israel iirsl." The magazine also quoted Sharett as saying his country seeks arms from the West, but will look elsewhere if necessary, because "we consider Egypt fundamentally bent upon aggression." 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