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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI VOL. LI—NO. 187 Blythcvllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Blythcville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVK CENTS CountyHospital Overcrowded Grand Jury States New Rooms Needed A grand jury reported yesterday that Chickasawba Hospital — county owned and operated — is too small and should be enlarged as soon as funds become available. + In a report signed by Harman Taylor, juvy foreman, the group ^ I 1 I pointed out that the hospital has a I arnfll AnllCP 35-bed capacity and when inspected VQI I 111 I nUUJw was caring for 39 patients. Case Is Heard It's Circuit Court's First Of Current Session" Chickasaivba District Court today moved into the first day of trials of this criminal division term after lor- mal arraignment of prisoners yesterday. First case today was a charge of carnal abuse against Perry Todd. Todd yesterday entered a plea of not guilty. Mrs. Todd .gave testimony this morning and was to be followed by others this afternoon This condition, the report continues ,Vms existed, according to the records, continuously for the past five weeks, during which time a dining room has been converted to a ward to care for the overflow. Attorney Reports A Blytheville attorney and longtime resident. 0. A. Cunningham, reported from his borne this morning that though he feels he owes his life to the ca,re he recently received at the hospital, he was in effect "put out" of the hospital "to make room for people who need the facilities worse than I." Cunningham told the Courier News he has just completed a week at the hospital where he had E virus pneumonia. "The fact that I owe my life to my physician and the hospital may influence my judgment, but I think Judge Philip Deer and the people Major developm l enc or yesterday's, ought to be told that in Chickasaw ,, nn was enterin^ ta Hospital we have one of the fin sion uas enterm 0 P vf*ts. by three Mississippi County boys originally charged with first degree murder in the death of Lettie. Gil- Ham, a Blytheville Negro woman who died in July following a stoning incident. Sentence Nov. 10 The youths, Milton Burks. 11, of Burdette. Hugh Mahoney, 18 and Jimmie Koonce, 18. both of Joiner, were freed on S5.000 bond each. Sentence Is due to be pronounced Nov. 10. Circuit Judge Charles Light of Paragould .slid. Other action yesterday saw the lary charges aeainst EtruueU Wells and grand, larceny charges against Monroe Cooppr. Rebecca Cassidy Dickie Nokes Top 4-H'ers Named A young farmer who already has $1,500 of his hard. earned money invested in a tractor and a girl who has won prizes for canning and gardening today were named 4-H champion boy and girl of North Mississippi County. Rebecca Cassidy. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cassidy, Rt, 1, is rhe girl and Dickie iNokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nokes of Promised Land, is the boy. They'll join other county champs from over Arkansas at the state 4-H club congress in Little Rock Friday and Saturday- Rebecca attended the state 4-H camp at Fayetteville last summer where she won an "A" award on a crafts demonstration. She's a county winner in can- ning', gardening, recreation and rural arts. . He was first in the district tractor driving contest last year and picked up a gold watch as top prize. He's also active in the Blythe- viLle FFA" chapter. (Courier News Photo) Chamber Plans Trip to LR. A meeting will be held ;it 10 a.m tomorrow in the court roum nl City j H;ill to make plans tor a Nov. 10, trip to Little Rock to attend the. U. S. Chamber of Commerce work-j shop, the Chamber announced here : today. ! Present Chamber of Commerce j Board of Directors along with the; 24 businessmen nominated for elec-1 tion next month to take office next j year will attend the meeting. \ .Chamber officials hope the Blythevilled elrgatiori to the workshop in Little Rock will number | at least, 25. | Any Chamber of Commerce i member interested in making the Little Rock trip should contact the local Chamber office, according to Jada McGuire, Chamber manager. "However, the patient load at the hospital and human necessity forced them to tell me, 'Get out and go home. Vtfe want your room for people who need it worse than you do. "In truth, I have been put out ol Chickasawba Hospital because the patient load and human needs made it necessary." Other Findings Summing up the hospital situatior i provided the essence of the jury's ; report to Judge Charles Light. I Other jury findings: i Courthouse—In sood shape on the j outside, but recommend the white ! puirecl and wash basin cleaned, Ne- \vork done on wash basin. .County Shops—News shops with additional floor space art 1 needed badly. Premises nei'd to be cleaned. tip to reduce fire hu/.nrd. Ho.spi.uil—In good order and condition except for south side of building where cracked walls apparently ure due to settling of building.] Architect should be consulted and ; steps taken to halt condition. ,];iil— In good condition inside and [ out "jind we wish to commend the • Sherifr and jailer for the clean, maintenance and operation oi' the] piTivusi's." TUrw window panes need ; replacing and some new mattresses; should be purchased. A general j painting is in order. U. S. Dropping Policy of Tigkt Credit Controls By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is quietly dropping the policy of ever tighter credit restraints it has enforced West Lines Up Against Reds' New Security Plan Ike Aide Gives Postal Rate Hike '50-50' Chance White House Source Cites Congressional Rejections of Past By 8. L. LIVINGSTON'E WASHINGTON Wi — An admin- isiriaion source on Capitol Hill today gave President Eisenhower no better than "a 50-50 chance at best" to get postal rates increased by Congress next year. Postmaster General •Summerfield yesterday gave notice in Denver of renewal of th erate battl when Congress comes back in January. The source, declining to be quoted by name, noted that Congress years of administration efforts to has steadfastly resisted three increase postal revenues by raising rates. Rayburn Ts Key Much of the opposition has centered around Speaker of the House Rayburn (D-Texi, whose position gives weight to his stand. After conferring with the President in his Denver hospital room. Summerfield said Eisenhower had approved a plan to ask Congress | for a boost in most rates to helpj cut down the "staggering" postal operating deficit. Summerfield told reporters the President may ask for an increase in the first class rate for ordinary letters from three to four cents an ounce, and in the airmail rate from six to seven cents. He said definite rates have not yet ben decided See AIDE on Page 10 Molotov's Proposal Given Cold Reception Generally By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP)—The Western Powers lined up solidly today against Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov's latest European security treaty plan. They regarded it as an effort to confuse the issue of German unity and freeze the present division of Europe. Moscow's master diplomat sprang his proposal, which on the surface contained concessions to the Western viewpoint, at the closing stage of yesterday's session of the Big Four for- Fluoridators Meet Community Council for FLuorida- tion has a report meeting scheduled tor tomorrow night. Sponsore announced the meeting will convene at 8 o'clock in City Hall. Praised by Millions but: Melancholy Maggie Mourns at Manor By HAL COOPKR ' linment who knows the Princess. LONDON M—Sud-heartcd Prin-j "I have a. haunting fueling that. cess Margaret rested in seclusion i Princess Margaret is one of today while statesmen, churchment them." He gave his views in an and commonfolk .showered her Evening Standard article entitled with sympathy and praise for her decision to put duty before love- "Margaret's Sacrifice." To the great mass of the British The divorced man whose .suit she | people, the big question appeared rejected, Group Capt. Peter Town- to be the human one: send, tried to face reporters but) "Is the Princess now condemned suddenly turned away with shoulders drooping. He looketS pale and downcast. Margaret's mother stayed with her in Clarence House, half a mile from Buckingham Palace. Small clusters of curious gathered outside the buff-colored building. Duke. Cheered Queen Elizabeth II carried on royal duties, awarding medals and creating knights in the White and gold ballroom of Buckingham Palace. Crowds cheered the Duke of Edinburgh when he arrived in York to unveil a memorial to war dead. He flashed a smile. He is identified in many minds as an opponent of the marriage. Prom all corners of the earth come expressions of admiration and praise for the 25-year-old Margaret's decision, in which she said: "Mindful of the church's teaching that Christian marriage is indissoluble and conscious of my duty to the commonwealth, I have i osolved to nut these considerations before any others." . "More Hurt Than Helped" • Some newspapers predicted that the Commonwealth and the Church of England—the established church] —would be more hurt thnn helped by her renunciation. j "There are women who only lovei once," said Sir Beverley Baxter, at the age of 25 to a life of spin- atevhood?" , Churchmen generally praised Margaret's decision not to marry Townsend, father of two sons. He divorced his wife in 1952 on grounds of misconduct. She has married another man. "I thank God," said the Rev. Douglas Lockhfirt, an Edinburgh clergyman who was outspoken in opposition to a Ivlnrga ret-Townsend match. "She will have, the love and sympathy of Christian everywhere." "Very Courageous" Dr. Leslie Wetherhead, president 01 the Methodist Conference, said: "I think that it (Maignvet's decision) is very courageous, absolutely right, and I think it will endear her more than ever to the hearts of all our people." The Rev. Henry Cook, president, of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, issued a statement saying: "All honor to the princess." The archbishop of Canterbury, ranking prelate of the Church of England of which Margaret's sister, Queen Elizabeth IT, Is the constitutional head, hnd "no statement," his chaplain announced. But many ordinary Britons — those 'who watch Margaret admiringly whenever she appears In public and who beam beneath her warm smile — obviously were dls- Canadian-born member of Far* appointed by her blighted ronuacr most of this year. Instead, it has adopted an atti--^-- tude of neutral, watchful waiting in the belief the dangers ol inSHi- tion which brought on the tougher policy ma.y have been mastered. | If tliis assessment is correct., and if another inflationary blister j does not appear in coming months, i ihe possibility of a Ux cut next! year becomes a strong probability, j The new attitude hiis become evident through several changes in government actions — chiefly in Federal Reserve Board policy — and in public and private .statements of government money managers. I Judson N. Hoult, the mayor of Newport, was success- A top government policy maker; f u j kj c i c | ei - yesterday on 16 buildings which now comprise part! Veterans Housing Quarters at Blytheville Air Force Base. Newport's Mayor Es High Bidder On VHQ Buildings said privately today he government's efforts in recvn; months to head off what it considered excessive credit expansion in the stock market, home buildintr, and other fields had "taken a lot Hout. withdrew his bid on two, will have until March 1 to move | buildings in favor of Gosnell school j out. \ district, although he had outbid ihe After that date, the government of steam" out oi the incipient inflationary pressures ol last summer. "Withdrawal to Neutrality" He would not talk about the future course of policy, but he agreed with a description of the government position at present as "a withdrawal to neutrality." This does not mean necessarily that restrictions already in force school by about $500. "I've been myself and if it meets with city approval, I would like to withdraw my bids on these two buildings so the school district may have them," Hout told Mayor E. R. Jackson. Will Sell Units Rout's total bid, less the two structures, was 55,700. He said he plans to refurbish iy "Y U1 iffi the structures and locate them for <\en M = nm- ]ow . cos , housing-in the area. will be free to begin con. 1 -1ruction of | school board 40 ° livm S units on Ihe 51le - These ! units will be rented to Air Force Base personnel. Stee!e Moil Clerk Car Stolen STEELE _ ' Pol ,, , tatlon A blue . gl . cy ,953 Dclon?ing to j. . canUy relaxed in the near future. - - — .- - - - ( It merely means that new rcstric- La - s t month, Hout purchased 33 A Wallace, postal clerk, was .stolen, tions are unlikely, and that there | other VHQ buildings for 311,200, i from a p . ir ia nR place at Uie rear will be a continued effort to keep i b r mgj n g the total income from sale of the post, office about 9 o'clock the restrictions now in force from O f these structures to about SI7.500, Monday morning:, creating any credit drought. With inflationary pressures off, and revenues was discovered within perhaps ten ! ' business activity large enough to brought to the parking place and ly next year. The administration has made the fight against further depreciation of the dollar through inflation the backbone of its economic polcly. A tax cut while inflationary pressures were building up would tend to increase inflation by raising purchasing power. Tight Restrictions A very high administration way Patrol were advised. hT«!"pIniis"reBarding"dUposa"i'of"the| Officers believed they might have .structures, but will tell of plans at' a clue, in that it was similar to an cial said in a recent private talk! area. a later date. Housing Area Actually, the quarters were erected during World War II when Blytheville Army Air Field was constructed. I : Since that lime, the city has used I the quarters n.s a low-rent hou.sing I attempted theft of another car used for mail delivery about six months ago. Weather that in his opinion Prescient E- senhower would "have the political courage" to veto any tax cut bill that coincided with a wave of inflation. From spring through fall of this year the Federal Reserve system turned the credit screw down tighter and Ugh! or with successive hiks in the disi iimt rate — the interest rate at which it lends to member banks 'o help them lend to their customers. But in recent weeks It has shifted to a more open handed policy, by supplying funds to commercial banks through purchases in the open market of government securities. This has tended in part to nullify :he rate boosts by creating new bank reserves. Tills new supply of funds coincided with the yearly October peak of business borrowing The. board thus acted to keep Its otherwise restrictive policies from drying up credit supplies at the time oi greatest demand. At least partly as a result, the Sec CH£DIT F»ce 10 Persons still living in the area Second Offense Is Costly One Mu- Houston Hillis pleaded in nicipal Court today guilty to charge of driving while under the Influence of intoxicating liquor. I cool northwest; considerable clou- NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Pan, ly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with widely scattered thundorshowers this afternoon and early tonight. Cooler tonight ..nd Wednesday. Partly cloudy imu cooler Thursday. High this afternoon, high 60s to low 70s; low tonight, high 30s to mid 40s. MISSOURI — partly cloudy and Since this was his second convic- diness and cooler east and south tion within one year, he was fined this afternoon; light rain south$250 and 10 days In jail and his east; partly cloudy tonight and driver's license was revoked for i Wednesday; colder; low tonight one year. One hundred dollars of 30s northwest to-15 southeast; high the ifne was suspended on good be-! Wednesday 40s extreme northwest havior in the state case j to mid 50s southeast. Hillis fllso was fined $20 on a \ Maximum yefilertluy— 7(1. Minimum this morning—51. Sunrise tomorrow—6:21. Sunset, today—5.07. Moan tempera tu re—60.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none, Preclpltiitlon Jnn. 1 to date—44.84. charge of escape after being ar-j rested in connection with an auto-' mobile accident. Reginald Strunk forfeited bond of $19.15 on a charge of speeding. In a city case, Douglas Falls was fined $15 after he pleaded guilty to n charge of failure to observe a stop sign. This Palo Mil Vcar Minimum tills morn InK —.1ft. PreclplUWou Jin. 1 to <Ut«— 31.73. eign ministers. By his timing he made a bid to dominate the conference news throughout today when the conference is in recess, , At the request of French Foreign Minister Antoine. Pinay the delegates took the day oil because this is All Saints Day. a Holiday in Prance. U.S. Secretary of State Dulles used the break to make a one-day flying trip to Madrid to have lunch with Generalissimo Franco. The official comments of Dulles, Pinay and British Foreign Secretary Macmillan on Molotov's plan therefore will not be forthcoming until Wednesday. Doesn't Change Position But within hours after the Molotov plan was launched diplomats in the Western camp passed the word that it changed in no way Russia's bey position—her opposition to the unification of Germany except on her own terms. What Molotov proposed was that the great powers. East and West Germany and nations neighboring Germany, sign a provisional "treaty on security in Europe." It would leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in existence. It would renounce war. It would guarantee aid to any member state which was attacked. There were two sharp differences with another security treaty proposal which Molotov introduced only last week. Tht" European-wide security pact lie then proposed would wipe out NATO within three years and would include all European states willing- to join. Acc-eptcd Eden Plan The .surface impression (hat Molotov u'iis shifting position was strengthened by his indicated williuuness to accept what lie called the .Eden plan for tt di.sar- nunnent none along the East-West frontier of Europe. British Prime Minister Eden hnd spoken of the possibility of such a zone at last July's summit conference in Geneva. A quick western study of the Molotov plan, however, showed these important features which diplomats said assured its rejection on: 1. The Molotov treaty would perpetuate the .division of Germany indrfinitely and give equal treaty status to West Germany, and to East Germany which the Western powers do not recognize. 2. The zone plan would serve the same purpose because it would use ihe East-West dividing line in- zone. 3. Even from Russia's point of VieU' the treaty would not provide any substantial .security n ga revival of militarism in the reunited Germany. Apart from the security discussion at yesterday's gruelling five- hour session, the ministers turned their attention to the possibilities of expanding East-West contacts through trade, travel and information. All four agreed it would be a good thing in general. They agreed on the appointment See MOLOTOV Paffe 10 Dulles and Franco Confer; More Aid Said to BeTopic MADRID, Spain, (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Dulles conferred for an hour and a half with Generalissimo Franco today. The conference lasted longer than expected and presumably included a renewed bid for increased U. S. financial aid to Spain. — •'" t Neither Dulles nor Franco mada any statement on their discussions, Dulles said he would have a brief statement before flying back to the Big Four foreign ministers' conference at Geneva. Dulles and Franco were smiling as they emerged from the conference. They shook hands and posed briefly for photographers. Members of Dulles' party and officials of the Spanish foreign ministry were present during the conference. Dulles later attended a luncheon at the foreign ministry. First to Visit Him The conference, in Franco's office, was scheduled as a formal, perfunctory meeting:, with the real business of the d y to be taken up later by Dulles and Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto Martin Molofov in New Move to Enter Mid-East Fuss Believed Seeking To Inject Soviet Influence in Area By ARTHUR GAVSHON GENEVA i.-pi — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molot-ov was -reported today to have made a new move to injert Russian power and influence iu the troubled Middle Israeli informants said Molotov's .strategy was indicated when he an- Mvered Israeli Premie r Moslie i Sh;irett's protests against the flow of Red arms to Egypt. At Molotov's insistence, ShnreU and his aities refused to disclose the precise nature of his replv. But (his much did come out of the meeting last nishl between Molo- LOV and Sharett: Didn't Say No The Soviet foreign minister did not turn a completely deaf ear to Shavett's complaint that the sale I of submarines, tanks, guns and MIG fighters by the Soviet bloc imperiled Israel's existence. Talks on the military and other ! aspects of the Middle Eastern situ' ation will be continued between the two countries, probably in Moscow through diplomatic chnnneLs. Molotov sidestepped Sharett's di- Artajo. Dulles i.s the first U, S. secretary of state to visit Spain while in office. Dulles took advantage of a holiday in the Big Four conference at Geneva to fly here with American State Department officials. Dale Carnegie, Noted Author, Lecturer, Dies NEW YORK (/Pi—Dale Carnegie, author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People." died today in his home. He had been ill for some time. The author and lecturer, whose book sold approximately four million reel, appeal to stop the sale of arms] copies, ; fame by stressing the value of pub- anywav the deal was a "normal" j commercial transaction. Man-Made Quake SENDAI, Japan Wi—Seismologists touched off an artificial earthquake With TNT, then gazed wide-eyed at p the result. Shock waves were clock- i re! over a 93-mile distance at 17,280 m.p.h. iness fields. . . . "How to Win Friends and Influence People," based largely on personal experiences, was published in 1936. Its tremendous popularity led him to describe himself as one of the "most astonished" authors of his time. Another of his popular books was -How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," published in 19-18. PLAN COMMUNITY DAY — Mrs. Freeman Robinson, president of the Council of Church Women, Mrs. C. ,M. Gray, Mrs. James Bcshnrse, Mrs. B. F. Qt\y, Mrs. J. C. McHtmey, Mrs, Hugh Whitsitt, and Mrs. Eric Whilley (left to right) are shown planning World Community Day observance which will be made Friday fit First Christian Church at 2 p.m. Mrs. Beshears* is ohftlrman ol the event.

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