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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI VOL. LI—NO. 272 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Sheriffs Turnback: $56,000 New Record Set in Profits From Office Sheriff William Berryman today turned over to the COUIL. ty general fund $56,601.91 in the form of net cash fines and fees over expenses of'his department for the year 1955. It set a new record in turnbacks, from the sheriff's office and brought the total refund to the county since 1947 to $334,051,33. It was the ninth consecutive year that Berryman's office has shown a "profit." Increases During his nine years as sheriff, turnbacks have increased each year, except one, beginning with $14,816.06 in 1947. Fees this year—commissions on taxes, fines, jail and miscellaneous collections — totaled $88,857.25 in Berryman's report. Expenses of his office amounted to $66,361.68. Net cash fines collected totaled $34,106.34. Pees and cash fines, less expenses, gave the $56,601,91 net. Expenses included salaries, jail, prisoners' food, supplies, automobile expenses, bonds and insurance, travel and routine operating costs. Berryman gave as reason for the high turnback, "increased efficiency in operation" and complimented his staff in its 1 cooperation to produce bhat efficiency. One Killed, Two Hurt in Blast At Packing Firm Two Others Missing As Several Toledo Buildings Leveled TOLEDO; plosion in a downtown meat packing firm killed one man and injured two others early today. At least two others are-missing in the rubble of several brick buildings which were leveled by the 4 a.m. blast. The dead man was identified as Paul Bocherding, 54, meat firm employe. The injured in Mercy Hospital are James Dunn, 40. a passer-by, who is in serious condition with internal injuries; and Stanley Dam- schroeder, 55, another meat firm employe, who has burns on his head and hands. Search For Bodies The two missing were identified as Melvin Keggleman and James Liphart, both meat firm Workers. Firemen, wearing gas masks be cause of strong ammonia fumes, quenched a small fire that followed the blast, rescue squads worked with cranes to move the rubble in a search for bodies. Hundreds of windows were shattered in a four-block area that includes the Commodore Perry and PLAN WORLD DAY OF PRAYER.— Mrs. Byron Moore (left), president of United Churchwomen of Blytheville; Mrs. Hildred Bunch, general chairman of World Day of Prayer observances here, and Miss Mary Wright, who'll be in charge of children's observance, confer on plans for Friday's services. Mrs. W. W. Draper, of Forrest City and state chairman of Christian World Missions, wHl be speaker at First Methodist Church Friday at 2 p.m. A children's service will-be held there at 4 p.m. and First Christian Church will be open from noon until 1 p.m. Friday for individual prayer and meditation. (Courier News Photo) Case Probe Ends: Neff on Stand; Secer hotels, two of the largest in the city. Fire Chief Arnold Papgnhagen estimated the damage **at more than a million dollars. Damschroeder said he and three other men reported for work usual. They went into the basement and lit a heater in a room where they changed clothes. Then they went upstairs to the cooling room, where Damschroeder started to light a cigaret. The roof was blown up and the walls out, and insulation from the cooling room was scattered. Resigns Post WASHINGTON (AP) — John M. Neff, oil company lawyer, testified today he had made no contributions in recent months to any senator's "personal campaign funds" other than the $2,500 which Sen. Francis Case (R-SD) spurned. On this testimony, the special^ : Senate committee created to inquire into the Case incident closed its public hearings.' However, a new, broad inquiry into all "means and methods employed by interests outside the Senate who pressed for the passage or defeat of the natural gas" bill apparently was shaping up. . To clear the way for it. Sen. Fractured Peg BLAND, Va. IJ) — John Richardson walked 1 into his house here from work, fell on his wife's freshly waxed floor and broke his leg. He'll be back at work tomorrow, thougji, at State Road Camp 31, where he is a guard. The leg he broke was his wooden one. Hennings (D-Mo) resigned from the Senate Elections subcommittee mittee could not undertake the inquiry while he remained on it since he is a candidate for re-election. Senate Custom It has long been Senate custom that the elections subcommittee— which has the job among othe things of policing elections—shoul not include any senator who is cm rently campaigning for re-election Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) is in line t become chairman of the' group i: succession to Hcnnings. Gore ha repeatedly urged a broad inquiry into efforts to influence votes on the gas bill. The special Senate committee headed by Sen. George (D-Ga), ha limited Us hearings strictly to the Case incident. This group closed out its hear 1 ings with less than an hour's testi mony today. Neff Recalled It first called Sheriff. Pau Whaley of Dawson County, Nebras ka, who accompanied Neff to Sioux Falls, S.D,, in January When Neff left 25 $100 bills with a friend of Case's as a campaign contribution Whaley, who was just along for the ride, had little pertinent to tel' the committee. Neff, who had told his story last week, was then recalled to the Sec NEFF on Page 5 Council to Study Hiring Collector Agenda System In Operation; Business Listed Wen Tells Commons; US, Britain Going Ahead With H-Weapon Tests LONDON (/P) —Prime Minister Eden snid today he and President Elsenhower presently are convinced their" countries dm go ahead with testing of hydrogen weapons without endangering the human rum. In » report to the House of Comment on his recent talks In Washington, Eden Mid he discussed with Eltenhower "the possible regulation or limitation of nuclear . Referring to expressions of fear regarding possible radiation effects of further nuclear tests, he siild: "But I am bound U) report that her majesty's government and the U. S. government at present share the conviction that the radiation dose to human beings arising from the teitlng of megaton weapons at the present rote Is Insignificant compared with the radiation dose received from natural MUHf." Khrushchev Fires More Red Officials Action Prelude To Opening Of USSR Congress By TOM WHITNEY NEW YORK (AP) — Niki ihehev has been having thorough house cleaning i preparation for the 'openin tomorrow of.the Soviet Corr munist party's 20th congress .This is.the most likely explan :ion for the recent removal several important Soviet official the demotion of 'others and meeting out of severe rebukes still more leaders in the party. Party boss Khrushchev, wh evidently intends to dominate tl congress with a firm hand, appeal o be putting: his subordinates c notice that they must toe the lin or else. Significant Changes Here are some of the significan recent chanegs: 1. Sergei Kruglov was fired froj lis job as minister of internal a airs and replaced by N. P, Dud' •ov. Kruglov, a veteran police o icer, had served for many year under Lavrenty Beria, who wa executed as a traitor in 1953. Afte Beria's arrest Kruglov replace as minister of internal affairs Dudorov was in charge of construe ion policies in the Central Corr tiittee of the party at a time whe Khrushchev was particularly inter sted in this field. Dudorov seem o have been moved up because h s a man Khrushchev thinks he ca rust. 2. A. M. Puzanov was remove as premier of the Russian Republi and replaced by M. A. Yasnov. Th latter for a number of years wa mayor of Moscow—during Khrush chev's tenure as boss of the city Communist political machine. Pi zanov was demoted to deputy pre mier. Gedvilas Replaced 3. In Lithuania M. A. Gedvilas long-time premier of the Lithuan ian Republic, was replaced by party secretary, M. Y. Shumaus kas. No reason,wag, giver). "" 4. Gen. P. I. Parshin was~~re moved from his position as mini ster of the machinery and instru ment industry when this depart ment was split in two. Parshin was named head of neither of the nev organizations. 5. More than a dozen veteran first secretaries of -Communist party units in key regions have been ousted. For slightly more than two years Khrushchev has been removing persons he did not trust from positions of responsibility. Frequently they have been former close associates of ex-Premier Georgi Malenkov. In Municipal Court Bond of S122.25 was forfeited in Municipal Court today by Andy L. iloore, charged with driving while ntoxicated. Timothy Crain pleaded guilty to •iving with improper brakes on his ar. A $10 fine was suspended. Paul Cude forfeited S19.75 bond on a speeding charge. City Council at 8 p.m. tomorrow will consider hiring a special collector in an effort to wipe out between $25,000 and $30,000 in delinquent garbage and Ucense fees, it war, revealed today with the publication of a regular monthly-meeting agenda. As promised by Mayor Toler Buchanan, a new practice of informing the public of Council meeting items, before the meeting begins, has been adopted. Included were 13 separate items. Cites Losses The garbage collection proposal follows revelation by Buchanan early this month that many garbage fe~ • are not being paid and that a number _ of those who should purchase privilege and auto licenses are not doing so. i .Buchanan said the city has been 6le price Supports, collecting about half the potential *"'— '~ ' in'garbage fees and that in 1955 the department hod a $24,000 deficit. On the agenda Is a proposal to appoint a special collector, Oscar Alexander, at a salary of $225 pci month. If approved, he will begin work Feb. 16. Other Items Among other items is the presentation of a petition of Paris Simon against parallel parking on Main street. The petition bears 52 signatures of owners ot businesses on Main. Council has heard a preliminary report on a traffic survey, said to make a recommendation prohibiting diagonal parking downtown. Formal report Is expected soon after Mar. 1 Until that time, Council does not lave the survey or Its propositions officially before it. Simon led a light against the new sewer system as It wns designed to USSR Warns Against Use if Of Troops in Mid-East Statement Says Agreement UN Approval Needed MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union issued a warning tonight against use of any foreign troops in the Middle East without a prior agreement and U. N. approval. Doctors' It said any expansion of "aggressive activities" in the area will fall within the Soviet orbit o* interest. A statement handed to correspondents at the Foreign Ministry said: . "Disruption of Principles" "Any act such as the entry of foreign troops on the territory of nations of the Middle and Near East, without the prior agreement of interested governments and without the sanction of the Security Council of the United Nations, would be a Yude disruption of the principles of the United Nations and the sovereignty of a number of nations." The Foreign Ministry said the statement was issued as a result of the Eisenhower-Eden declaration in Washington. This expressed willingness to support any U. N. action to preserve peace in the Middle East. There has been talk of an international army to guard the frontiers between Israel and Arab countries. . "Will Defend Freedom" "As far as thj Soviet Union is concerned," the statement said, "the Soviet Union will defend the freedom, independence and principle of noninterference in the Internal affairs of countries of the Middle and Near East. Together :; w-ith other -interested--governments, it will support the security of this area." The Soviet Union held the declaration issued by President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Eden after their Washington conversations "cannot but disturb the peace of the Near and Middle East and cannot but disrupt the independence and sovereignty of na;ions of that area." The Eisenhower-Eden declare ion had declared the Soviet bloc's iup'ply of arms to the Middle East added to the tensions in the area and increased the risk of war." It reiterated U. S. and Brtish determination to guarantee agreed frontiers in the area, and ecalled the 1950 agreement of he United States, Britain and France to act "in the event of the of force or threat of force or f preparations to violate the rentier or armistice lines." On Political Front: Adlai, Harriman Are Divided On School Aid Issue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another round of comment on civil rights questions leaves Adlai Stevenson and Averell Harriman differing sharply on one issue growing out of the segregation dispute. Report on Physical Check Tomorrow WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's doctors will give him tomorrow a new medical report which he will study in deciding whether to seek re-election. —— • * In advance of reporting to the President, the physicians who examined him Saturday will be joined by Dr. Paul Dudley White for an analysis of results of the tests. White, Boston specialist who has been chief consultant on the case since Eisenhower's Sept. 24 heart attack, is scheduled-to-arrive here late tomorrow morning from the West Coast. To Go to Georgia After Eisenhower receives the doctors' report, their findings will be made public, either late tomorrow or Wednesday morning. eats Stagecoach BOSTON Ml—Mr. and Mrs. Frank dwards, who remember when it as stylish to travel by stage- ach, took their first airplane trip sterday. He is 99 and she is 90. ley flew from Logan Airport to Augustine, Fla., for a two- month vacation. Harriman,'governor of New Yor and an "inactive" candidate fo the Democratic presidential nomi nation for which Stevenson is cam paigning, said last night he favori barring federal grants to school: that resist desegregation. Stevenson, however, said i wouldn't help reduce race preju dice to cut off Southern states from "the means of improving the edu •eational- standards -of -all thei: people." In a statement issued at Port land, Ore., Stevenson also said he thinks it is "essential" that the segregation, issue be kept out o: this year's presidential campaign Among the Republicans, National Chairman Leonard Hall said he hopes the Democratic nominee will be picked by former Presideni Truman "because I want the American people to have a choice between what they now have and what they had under Mr. Truman." "Positive Theory" As for the GOP candidate, Hall repeated that he is operating on 'the absolute, definite and positive ,heory" that President Eisenhower will seek a second term. The school aid issue dividing Stevenson and Harriman stems •om an amendment proposed by Rep. Powell (D-NY) to a federal school construction program pend- ng in Congress. The amendment vould prohibit allocation of federal unds to communities resistting ntegration. Eisenhower has opposed the i amendment. j In a radio interview, Harriman, ;aid he believes "the correct po- ition" is to support the Powel imendment. N'o Final Position Sen. Kefauver of Tennessee, an- other Democratic presidential hopeful, hasn't taken a final position on the question. He has observed, though, that the amendment might result in defeat of the aid bill. Stevenson, in his Portland statement, said he can "think of no greater disservice to our country than to exploit for political ends (he tensions that have follbwecT'lh the wake of the Supreme Court See POLITICS on Page 5 About • midweek the President will fly to Thomasville, Ga., to spend several days at the 600-acre plantation of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey. Elsenhower told a news conference last week he should have enough information by March 1 to make a decision on whether ,^to seek a second term. And he strongly indicated he will announce it around that time. First Since December The medical tests he completed during a. 70-minute stay at the Army's Walter Reed Hospital Saturday were his first on an exhaustive basis since mid-December. His pulse and blood pressure are checked daily, however. The Saturday examination included X-rays, a broad chemistry study;~~and~a~ "cardiogram, which measures' Tieart "performance and shows the extent of damage repair. Britain Accuses Reds of Deceit In Hiding Turncoats By JAMES F. KING LONDON (AP) — Britain accused the Russians today of deceit in hiding Guy Burgess and Donald D. MacLean for almost five years. Aiken Sees Soil Bank Adding $2 Billion to Farm Income By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON treat sewage in a treatment plant. His proposal wns to' conduct effluent to the Mississippi River. Engineers said the suggestion was mpractlcal economically and city Council approved the' treatment plant method. ' Cub Application* Also on the agenda arc two taxi «b applications, a petition to close 8M COUNCIL Ml Faf« I WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) predicted today that the new soil bank program could add some two billion dollars to £arm income this year" if Congress retains flexible price supports. Aiken, in an interview, repeated his forecast of a presidential veto if Congress ties rigic price supports to the soil bank proposals of President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agricul tlll'Jl RfinOMrt ** ° Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd*declared that any attempts to use he renegade British diplomats now to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States wi til. Lloyd rose in the House of Com- nons to single out Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and Communist party boss Nikita S. <hi'ushchev by name. He acpused them of "lack of candor" .shrugging- off British attempts—as late as a month ago—to trace-Bur^ gess and Maclean. Propaganda Purposes Lloyd conceded the Russians may try to use for propaganda statement issued by five-minute news lure Benson. His comments came after Chair man EHender (D-La) of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Sen Young (R-ND) said they were will ing to risk a veto in order to try to get higher mandatory supports for cotton, wheat, corn, rice ant peanuts. ^s the soil bank bill goes to the Irvin to Waive Extradition SAN FRANCISCO an — -Leslie (Mad Dog) Irvin, who says he will waive extradition, will be headed back tomorrow to Indiana and the electric chair. Irvin, convicted of one murder and charged with five others, escaped jail at Princeton. Ind., and hitchhiked .to California. San Pnin- cisco police arrested him Thursday whon he attempted to pawn stolen diamonds; Enrl Hollen, Gibson County sheriff, Is here to take him back. Accompanying the sheriff arc two state policemen, LI. W. L. Walls and Sgt. W. W .Cornell. They wlil rec.lalm him after tomorrow's extradition bearing. i Senate it will include this provision inserted by an 8-7 vote of the Agriculture Committee. Want Supports Raised Ellender and Young contend the soil bank payments, authorized at 51,100,000,000 this year, would mean little actua! profit to farmers unless something Is also done to raise prices and support levels. Sen. Anderson fD-NM), another member of the committee, supported Aiken's view, that the President would veto the bill In Its present form. But he added, in an NBC-TV Interview, that he hopes Elscn Ijower never has the opportunity to do so." He called the bill ".atrocious" and "completely Inadequate." Benson, In another NBC-TV interview, snid he couldn't say wilh certainty, what Elsenhower would do. but said thnt If the Presideni asks' his advice he would recommend a veto. Predicts Veto He sa|d he didn't think either he or Elsenhower would approve a ftum bill [deluding the high price supports, and added, "I think probably my ndvlce will not be necessary In this case," Calling a r*Ura to tb* higfe iup- port levels "a step backward," he noted that Elsenhower already ha. said such action would "defeat th< main object" of creating a soi bunk to reduce crop surpluses. But Ellender contended tha whatever the price support level Benson "has authority to control production of basic crops wishes to do so." if he Ambling Thief PARAMOUNT. Calif. I/Pi—Someone ambled Into the Amble Inn over the weekend and ambled out with a 500-pound safe. Proprietor John Blocker told police the safe contained $1,075 In cash and $1,000 in checks. The erring ambled jlmmcd ths front door. 22 Drown DEKERNESS, Egypt (/!>)—A ferryboat turned over in a canal here yesterday and 22 students, varying In age from 12 to 18 years, drowned. Ten of the victims were girls. purposes the two at conference in Moscow Saturday, but addded sharply. "No credence can be placed in their words." The foreign secretary said that if the Soviet leaders are tryin to "drive a wedge between th United States and Britain then it will fail." The Russians staged a dramati appearance of the two turncoat Saturday in the National Hole three days before the opening o the Soviet Communist party's 20t.' congress. Two British and tw Soviet newsmen were summonei to their five-minute "press confer ence." Questions Unanswered Immediately after, the two wen driven off into the night. The; left unanswered a host of ques tions: What underground route carriec them through the police nets Europe? What secrets did the\ give the Russians? And what work events did this knowledget set off? Did it cause the Chinese Reds to enter the Korean War? Why die the Russians remain .jilent so long then choose this time to disclose their whereabouts? What are they doing now and how' are they living? * Burgess and Maclean said in jrcpared statement they had been Communists since their Hays at 'ambridge University but denied ,hey had been secret ngents as charged last year by the British. They snid they had fled to Rus- ,ia "to make our contribution to a policy aimed at achieving greater nutun] understanding between the Soviet Union and the West." They charged Ihnt a "small but 8c« TURNCOATS « Paf« f Base Housing 7 0n Schedule 7 At Least as Far As BAFB Knows Although the chairman of a House subcommittee scored the Federal Housing- Administration's program for military needs as virtually stalled, Air Force officials here said today they believe the plan for BlytheviUe is going along on schedule. Rep. Rains (D-Ala) told the House last night that the FHA is failing to appreciate the need for new housing for military personnel and has slowed construction considerably. Some 360 units are to be erected next to Blytheville Air Force Base. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring. Air , Force spokesmen here, said they have received no inforrnaiion which might lead them to believe FHA is not going to proceed according to an earlier schedule it set up. FHA last year gave its approval for the Blytheville project. Wealher NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Pair and wanner this afternoon and tonight. Tuesday increasing cloudl- icss with scattered showers and ;urning colder. High this afternoon, nid to high 50s; low tonight, mid 30s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; ow tonight in 30s; high Tuesday n 50s, Maximum SHiurday—14. Minimum Sunday—32. Minimum this monilim—28. Maximum ycstcnduyr-W. Sunrise tomorrow—<S:47, Sunset today—5:41. Mcnn icmppfttura—35,3. Precipitation 24 hour* (7 ft,m, to T .m.)—none. Precipitation J»n, 1 *o dat»~9.W. This l)*tr Lang Year Maximum yrsloriUy—M. Minimum thin morninjr-IS. JMI. 1 M **«~J W.

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