BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 189 Blytheville Courier Blytheville DaUy News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1955 TWENTY-SIX PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Heavy Fighting Rages On Egypt-Israel Border By ERIC GOTTGETREU JERUSALEM (AP) — The heaviest fighting between Israeli and Egyptian sources since the end of the 1948 Palestine War was reported from the El Auja border area' today. • The Israelis announced they had "reoccupied" some territory in the Ei Auja-Nizana de militarized zone's southeastern corner. Dulles Tells Soviet; 'Greatest Danger In Perpetuating German Disunity' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles told Soviet Foreign Minister Moltov in the Big Four conference today that the greatest danger of recreating German militarism lies in "perpetuating German disunity." Spearheading " Western effort to* press Molotov nearer Western ideas on unification of Germany, Dulles in effect accused the Soviet Union of being: afraid of the results of free, and secret all-German elections. The Western powers have proposed such elections as an essential' first step in their unificatiop program. Risk Is Inherent Molotov has argued here the necessity of preserving what he considers to be Communist accomplishments in East Germany. Dulles and his Western associates have declared the German people must be free to choose the kind of institutions thev want. social systems Dulles, speaking from notes, said that risk is inherent in free and secret elections. Under the Communist system in East Germany, he said, with only didates on the ballot list o£ he held up an East German ballot to the conference — the leaders could be sure of what would come out of the voting because they were sure of what went in. Dulles attacked a proposal which Molotov had made yesterday for forming- an all-German council of West and East Germ; 1 !! arliamcn- tary representatives. He said this proposal was "most noteworth in its complete failure" to comply Christmas Parade Set For Nov. 28 The annual Blytheville Christmas j parade, including floats entered by the various churches in the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance, will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2B, according to a decision reached at a recent meeting of the Retail Merchants Division of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the parade will be selected tomorrow at a meeting ol ihe Ministerial Alliance. Several bands from other cities will participate in the parade. The Chamber committee voted to have all Christmas decorations completed and turn on the Christmas holiday lights Nov. 23. • The committee also recommended retail stores remain open until p.m. from Dec. 21 through Dec : The merchants committee reminded patrons that Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan 2, have been designat- 1 The Egyptians were reported to have launched a counterattack. The fighting centered around El Sabha, a checkpost which the Israelis previously had claimed was held by the Egyptians in the zone nine miles south of El Auma and within Israeli territory. An Israeli military spokesman said an Israeli army unit "reoccupied the territory," last night, killing 50 Egyptians and capturin more than 40. Israeli casualties were put at 4 killed and 19 wounded. Counter Attack Military reports reaching official sources in Cairo said the Egyptians launched a counterattack in the Sabha Area. An Egyptian spokesman said the Egyptians have "considerable military strength" in the region, but declined to give details on the counterattack. The spokesman said that while the battle was raging in the demilitarized zone, Israeli forces opened fire with automatic weapons on an Egyptian outpost near Maghazi, a camp for Palestine Arab refugees south of Gaza. Gaza is about 50 miles north of El Auja. The spokesman said the Egyp- ed Legal holidays. Six nominations for 1956 officers of the Retail Merchants Division of with a directive on Germany sued by the Big Four heads of government here last July. The only agreement that appears: (he Chamber of Commerce also were remotely possible at this foreign| announced. Ballots will be sent to ministers' conference is a broad] Uie eligible retail merchants in the statement that German unification! next few days, according to Jada would be a good thine and that, the: McGuire, Chamber of Commerce four powers will continue to gotiate on it. Even though the basic positions manager. J. L. West brook, Jr., and B. G. Reed were nominated for the chair- remain unchanged, tins would per-i n) ., n - s OQSl of the Cnnmber . s Reta il rmt both East and West to claim j Merchants Division . Norwood Cour- the conference was not a complete j lney and Larry Kat2 ^ the vice ' * ne ' , , . j chairman nominees, and A. H. Boyd Should such an agreement be and Boh Bay are the nomfnees for reached. U.S. Secre ary of State; -fhose elected will take Dulles, British Foreign Secretary 1 MacmiHan and French Foreign Minister Pin ay could be expected to agree to continue parallel negotiations on a European security treaty which the Soviet wants Dulles ysterday developed the point that Russian and Western proposals on security already have certain .similarities. Remains Unresolved But the basic difference remain? office Dec. 1. A motion was passed by the group recommending the closing of retail stores on Labor Day next year. Mercury Dips To Season Low BULLETIN CAIRO W — An Egyptian military spokesman said today that in a successful counterattack Egyptian forces have reoccupied the EI Sabha post in the El Auja demilitarized zone. The spokesman said 200 Israeli soldiers were killed in the battle which started last night and 'some others taken prisoner," JOINING FORCES — Plumed Italian Carabinieri and steel- helmeted U.S. GI's team up lo raise Okl Glory over South European Task Army Force headquarters in Vicenza, Italy. SETAF is the newly activated branch of NATO guarding the eastern frontier of Italy. The force consists of U.S. and Italian units withdrawn from Austria aft,er the sinning of that country's treaty. JackeUs and topcoaU were very unresolved-whothor n European; much ,„ cvlden £ security (rea .should be made to 1 cover a divided Germany or unified but neutralized Gpniumy of which would sun a reunified Germany Blythevill i early today as the city shivered un] citr its first free/ing temperature ; of the season. (either one of which would sun. Russia., or a reunified Germany: According to Ivy W. Crawford, of- allied with the West. ' | ficial father obsprver the mercury The Western pressure on Molo- i skidded to a freezing 32 degrees last tov for concessions on Germany grows out of apparent concession^ which Dulles said yesterday Molo- ov find made on securitv. The Wrstern r-rmnnon? is: Rus- Scc BIG FOUR on PHRC 7 after posting a high of 73 1 yo>torriny. x i However, here's a w a r m i n : ihou'iht-: a year agoModay the 1 was 25 doinres with the high not-too-much-warmer 48. tians silenced the Israeli fire at Maghazi within a half hour. No Egyptian casualties were reported. An Israeli spokesman said an Egyptian regular army battalion, driven from the Beerotayim sector in the demilitarized zone lav* night, was supported by batteries of heavy mortars, six pounder guns, 20 mm. guns and Brengun carriers. The fighting last night and today came le-ss than 24 hours after Premier David Ben-Gurion resumed the helm of the Israeli gover ment with a call for immediate face-to-fnce talks with Arab state leaders to end the almost continuous and increasingly dangerous strife. Counter Charges The Isrgelis characterized theii action last night as a reoccupation of their own territory. There have been repeated clashes in the demilitarized zone area in recent weeks, each side accusing the other of taking up positions within the zone. Illegally U.N. truce observers have made vigorous efforts to restore peace, calling on both Israel and Egypt to pull their forces out of the zone. The Israelis c* imed they pulled out but that the Egyptians retained certain strong points. The Egyptians countered by claiming that what the Israelis claimed were border police within the zone actually wore Israeli army Last Sunday Canadian Maj. Gen. units. E. L. M. Burns. U. N. truce supervisors' chief, supported by U.N. Secretary General Dr.g Hammar- skjold, warned that offensive action by either side "may result in .the gravest consequences." A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry here said the "action by the Israel defense army is aimed at the expulsion of Egyptian forces from Israel territory." Premier designate David Ben- Gunon told parliament yesterday French National Assembly Okays Early Elections By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — The French National Assembly early today voted 330-211 in favor of holding new general elections next month, but, a cloud of parliamentary confusion hung over the future "of the plan. Endorsement of the govern-*-: . ment's bill to end the present As-j seinbly Jan. 2 — thus advancing j the elections from June — came on a vote of confidence for Premier Edgar Faure. The support of 88 members of the 94-member Communist group gave the government its victory. But what happens now was anything but clear. The fate of the bill is up to the Council 01 the Republic or Senate. If tiie upper House does not act within the next two weeks the whole early elertion project may have to be tossed out the window. Urgent Treatment The Assembly debated the bill Ike Continues to Draft GOP Legislative Plans . By ERNEST B. VACCARO DENVER (AP) — President Eisenhower, still gaining physical strength, today continued drafting a legislative pro- n „ Gunon told parliim ow I "Israel is ready for a lasting and enduring: peace settlement and for long-tor m political, economic and cultural cooperation between Israel and its neighbors." In Cairo. Arab League sources called Bcn-Gurion's approach "useless. 1 ' under a government demand for urgent consideration. Under Uiis procedure debate must be concluded within three days. It also requires urpent treatment from th Senate. , When Faure asked for the conf dence vote at Tuesday night's session, he suggested that th ballot b held Thursdaj. Andre-J can Godin. an Assembly vice president who was presiding, said such timetable would put the measure outside the limit for urgent treatment. The confusion became compounded at the start of last night's session when Assembly President Pierre Schneiter promised liberal application of the Assembly rule limiting- speakers to five minutes. The first two spoke more than half an hour. When the vote was taken after midnight, Schneitc announced the upper House would have a maximum of two months for its consideration. His statement caused con- ;iderable surprise. May Come Tuesday Schneiter is a member of the Popular Republican Movement which has backed Faure solidly and is anxious for quirk elections. Some observers believed the Senate would take up the question as .soon as it returns t work Tuesday. Others are convinced the Senate will insist on taking plenty of time. Fnure insists that early elections City Observes Community Day Special Services At Christian J Church Tomorrow Blytheville's observance of World Communit3 r Day Friday will be highlighted by a speech by Miss Vote Tuesday May Set New Record in City A two-man mayoralty race and a water fluoridation issue seemed destined to push Blytheville to an all-time voting high of about 4,000 in Tuesday's election. Several veteran political observers see a heavy vote upcoming. Record for Blytheville voting be-*longs to the mayor's race of 1951 when slightly more than 3,600 votes \yere cast. Two years ago. when Mayor E. R. Jackson was elected, 3,321 votes were cast. However, poll tax sales in the city have taken a big jump since then. Since 1954, number of eligible voters has increased by more than 1,500 to its present all-time high of 6,146. Interest to Help This factor, coupled with the Jackson-Toler Buchanan mayor's race and the fluoridation fight, leads many to think the city may top the 4.0DO-vote mark for the first time. Of course, all politicians point out that weather on election day always is a big factor in number of votes cast. In opposing Jackson, Buchanan, currently Ward Two alderman, is taking on a man long regarded as an astute politician. Jackson .who has more or less extensive real estate holdings in the city, was mayor of Blytheville from • by Schools Close, Ask Half-Day Sessions Blytheville's public schools, on a two-day holiday while teachers attend the annual 1 Arkansas Education Association meeting in Little Rock, return to classes Monday, and back to classes also will go students in rural schools in the district who have been out for nine weeks during cotton picking. District teachers attended meet-fr ings and other activities at the two- day convention in Little Rock today while their students took two days off from studies. Seven wing schools in the district resume activities Monday with the same faculties they had earlier when they began their split-terms. Four white schools, Clear Lake, Lonoke, Number Nine and Promised Land, resume operations and will complete the regular nine months ter min May. In load Class Cut move to relieve the pupil Blytheville's elementary ord as a civic worker and is an insurance executive. _ f He's hammering away at trie more efficient, more progressive' government theme while Jackson is taking the tack of many incumbents in standing on "the record." Attorney Frank Douglas has led S^?"?/ 1 !, A° ck ^"^°/\ 1 """ b . eiI ,'?J!ii»ti - fluoridation forces which :s getting a big assist from the Beta | Sigma Phi chapters and the city's 1942 until 1950 when defeated Doyle Henderson. He came back two years ago to beat John Caudill and former May-j scnool officia , s have pr0 posed to or Henderson and took over Jan. 1, 1954 from then-incumbent Dan Blodgett. Newcomer Buchanan, a comparative newcomer to politics ,has a long rec- the .staff of the National Council of Churches and area supervisor of ministry to migrant workers pro- - phvsicians and dentists . Ten tii 1 ' • . Most observers concede that Douglas' attacks have been damaging to the fluoridation cause, which is endorsed by every medical and dental by *an executive board meeting of' professional and service group as] the United Church Women of i well as by Blytheville's civic clubs. | Local activities for World Com- [ munity Day will start at 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. The main meeting will be preceded cut second grade classes on a half- day basis. School officials have submitted the proposal to parents of second grade students for their approval. Pointing out the crowded situation in the schools here which have created an "acute problem," officials told parents, "while it is our 'honest"belief that this is the best thins? to do under present circumstances, we feel we cannot do so successfully, and we will not undertake it, without the consent and approval of a substantial majority of the parents concerned." If approval of parents is given, it is hoped the plan can be put in operation by Nov. 14. Bat-king: Cited Dr. W. T. Rainwater presided over a meeting of the fluoridators last night at "City Hall when it wns Clerks, Judges For Election Are Listed Blythevillp at 1:30 p.m. Miss Stockburger is in Blytheville to direct the fall program of Ihe ministry to migrant workers. „_--.- _ She is a returned missionary from i night at City Hall when it was Five Mississippi Colombia, South America. brought out that 17 dental, medical ] munities will vote Aims and civic groups are backing the election. Mrs. James Besharse is chair-1 program. man of Blytheville's portion of a ! Beta Sigma said it is ready with world-wide program. It.s aims ;i re -a transportation baby-sitting service to help war victims who cannot i for housewives on election day. Polls will open close at 6 p.m. Heads Kiwanis H. B. (Jimmy) Richardson yesterday was named president of Blythe- lle's Kiwanis Club. He succeeds R. M. (Bob.' Logan. Other officers elected by the club yesterday include R. G. McHaney, com- i vice-president: Louis Isaacs, treas- Tuesday's] urer, Itary. and Elbert Johnson, secre- at 8 a.m. and Members named to the club's of directors include Johnny become self-supporting, to encourage self-respect in youngsters fleeing from behind the Iron Curtain and to .study and support, the United I A complete lineup of Blytheville dentists have recorded talks for fluoridation for ICLCN broadcast. Doiiclas said his group will havi Nations and its agencies and aid in a rec0 r d Vd talk by a Dr. G. L. Wald- re necessary because important anrf ^ j j Mor ,, an win J] decisions, especially concerning' the establishment of a peaceful world, | Service chairmen from each assisting church are Mrs. Kric Whitley, First Christian; Mrs. Dick • Watson, First Methodist; Mrs. Paul Wilson, Episcopal; Mrs. Tommy : Thompson. Presbyterian: Mrs. B. : F. Gay, Half Moon: Mrs. Genrpe ! Shanks, Lake Street; Mrs. Bes- j harsc; Mrs. J. J. Moore. Promisrci' Land and Mrs. J. W. Walters, Wos- le*y Memorial. Mrs. Cecil Lowe will be organist so-; 1 loist for the program. Mi's. Harvey; North Africa, must be taken in the Kj j d Mrs> Walt cr. Day,'Airs. Ja first half of 1956. gram on which his party will run next year. The Taft-Hartley Act was added to the growing list of comroversia issues with which he will confront the Democratic • controlled Congress in January. The' action came during with Secretary huddle yesterday Labor Mitchell Mitchell told a news conference afterward the President will resubmit the 14 proposed Taft-Hartley amendments previously rejected by Congress even though Mitchell said "I don't feel that any action is going to be taken by Congress." The President, moving further along the road to recovery, eased up on his official schedule today to devote more time to planning for a period of convalesence, recreation and rehabilitation at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. Leaven Next Week He pinna to leav- here R week Iron kMnotrow, «wri * (Mr « » at the White House ,and then proceed to Get 1 ~burg to which the temporary White House will shifted in advance of Mamie's 59th birthday, Nov. 14. The tentative Nov. II departure date from Denver vill be made firm over the weekend if Dr. Paul Dudley White, the eminent Boston heart specialist, approves. White is returning for another of his fortnightly examinations of the President. The President is now walking freely ahout the eighth floor of the hospital. Eisenhower spent some time on the hospital sundeck yesterday working on a painting of his 7- ycftr-old grandson, David. Like other Cabinet visitors, Mitchell said he didn't learn a thing on UIP hlg question whether »M IKE M PMB 1 , Chicaqo Gets First Snow CHICAGO f/P) — The first snowfall of the season in Chicago caused five traffic deaths in seven hours last night, a record for a seven- hour period. The snowfall measured between 1 and 2 inches in most parts of the I city and up to 3 suburbs. inches in some New Power Seen For Chevrolet Increased horsepower and a fleeter, more rugged appearance keynote the 1956 Chevrolet which goos on display at Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. hero tomorrow. The new six-cyclinder engine is rated at 140 h.p. and the super tubor-fire V-8 develops 205 horses. Chevrolet also points to top snfety features of ite new models: optional safety belts, crash tested door locks, and precision-aimed headlights are among the safety devices. New' in the line is a four-door hardtop sednn which has no obstructing center pillar. R.iimvater and Mrs. Harold gcn.-'/er^or will • Iso participate. A children's .service will be conducted in each of the pimicipating churches and a nursery will bo open at the Christian Church during the program there. botl from Detroit over the radio station Sunday a! 12:30. Junior Auxiliary members will pass nut campaign literature on election ciay. Ward Races Other political action includes these ward races with the incumbent first-n;i mod with tho except ion <>t W;ird TV,o \vhoro the incumbent i Buchanan) is not seeking ihe posi- I ion: Ward One—Bill Walker vs. K. M, Larkin. Wiird Two—Jimmy Stevenson vs. Cecil Ln\ve. Wnrd Three—E. M. Trrry vs. Jimmy Lent?.. Following are election clerks and I Marr, Freeman Robinson, Jada, Mc- judges as released by the County [ Guire, Jimmie Sanders. J. L. West- Election Commission: I brook, Jr., w. D. Tommey and Jim Dell Stovall. judges — E. M. Woodard, L. M. ! Moody, M. F. Brownlee; alternates' — Henry Goza, Billy Keener, E. W. j Noland: Clerks — H. R. Crawford, ' Noble Gill: alternates—James Tid- \ well, F. W. Fcsmirp. Uixnra Judges—C. B. Wood. W. L. Han-1 na. R. H. Houck; alternates—J. M. Majors. J. L. Flannig.in. R. C. Langston: Clerks—H. E. Stanford, Weather Not Fit for Ducks W. P. Ellis; alternates — J. R. Gainings, Phillip George. Keiser Judges — H. P. Dunnivan, Co'le- | niiin Crews. H. H. Spain; altoniales — H. M. Brock. Gayden. Jer i E. W. Watson; Clerks-—W. M j lor. Jr., Ray Lan^.-sion; alternate.| — W. T. Crews. Jack Zook. ) BlytheviMc, Ward I. Scay .Motor ] LITTLE ROCK, Ark. i.fl — The j weather here yesterday wasn't fit f or ducks. Lightning downed two mallards. One was found will) his feathers singed, dead. The other, dazed and bruised, was sent on its way with a Stale Game and Fish Commission Tom Mull, educational director of Wright, Prod Rutherford: altr-r- nntcs — T. R. Bailey, James Burks- Ward Four—Leslie Moore, unop-idale, C. M. Baxter; Clerks -- Kel- posod. Sec i:u;CTION on I'ajre 7 Partlows Did That - Broke the Bank The name of the show was "Break the Bank" and that's just what they did. A Blytheville couple, stationed with tile Army in Ntw Jersey, Lt. and Mrs. H. G. Partlow Jr., had the right answers last night and came off with Sl,500 In U.S. currency as they "broke the bank" on the live television show from New York City. Mrs. Partlow. the former Delia Shippcn of Osceola, told the Courier News this morning by phone that she thought they "were very lucky. "It was an awfully wonderful thing (o happen, and we were thrilled to Bet in a plug for Blytheville and. I he National Cotton Picking Contest." she said. Most of the winnings will IK put in U.S. savings bonds, Mrs. Pnrtlow, who, incidentally, is a descendant of Benedict Arnold, snld. The couple is In New York for a short visit while Lt. Partlow, son of Judge and Mrs. H. G. Partlow, Is on three-day pass from his Fort Monmnuth. N. .)., station. They live at Eaiontown, N.J. '56 Buick Lists 88 Improvements New .styling -and now models in j its 1956 lino are pointed to by Buick, | which will bo seen hen; ;H Lanes- ; ton-McWnters Buick Co. tomorrow. ] In addition, Buick has stepped up ! horsepower. The new Roadmastor, Super and Century have 255 horses while tho Special has 220. Tho company lists 88 major improvements in styling and engineering, including improvements to ths variable pitch Dynaflow transmission system which boosts performance in the 0 to 30 mph range. Dynaflow is standard equipment on iho Super and Century. Now, it's optional only on the Special. AEA Votes to Study School Tax Limitation LITTLE ROCK CAP) — The Arkansas Education Association's governing body — the Council on Education — today voted to study a controversial proposal for limiting school taxes and then take a stand on the question. 'Bandits' Destroyed COVINGTON, Ky. Ml — The last of Gfifi slot machines, valued nt $200,000, was reduced to rubble yesterday and sold to n scrap dcalor for $832.50. City jail prisoners hammered the mnchinc-s into Junk nfler a court ordered them destroyed as gornbling devices. The prisoners found $85,54 inside the "one-armed bandits." That course was recommended by the Roholutions Committee at a council meelincj. formally opening the AEA's annual convention. A proposed constitutional amendment to lix a maximum rate of 30 mills per dollar of assessed valuation for local school taxes will br voted on at the 1956 general election. Currently there is no Hmiliilion. The council agreed that n study of the proposed amendment would he nuuie. After it is completed, a special meeting of the council will be called to set out the AEA viewpoint on the proposal. At a preliminary session last niprht. William G. Carr, executive director of the National Education Association, said citizens groups always are hammering tit schoolhouse doors and the problem ol educators is to channel this urge in the right direction. Carr, addressing a dinner meet- ins of school administrators, said these groups "sometimes speak their collective opinions temperately, sometimes scurrilously, but always insistently." Unique to America Parents and others interested in schools champion the causes of "contests, drives, collections, exhibits, .special days, special weeks and anniversaries," Can* said. The situation is unique to American schools, he said. He quoted a spokesman for another country as saying: "In my country we want parents to bring their children, clean and well fed, to the school door. Wo want them to push them inside, Sc« AEA on Page 7 NEW HARMONY, Utah .-Pi—When n^u'bT^Viriin/Utah^TotT ivext Tuesday, they will be handed blank ballots. No one in the two Southwestern Utah towns filed for a pair of town board seats falling vacant in each hamelt. Residents wanting 10 vote wiil be instructed to write their choices on a blank sheet of paper. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS- Fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday; warmer Friday afternoon. High this afternoon near 50: low tonight mid 120s to low 30s. .MISSOURI—Kair this a-iternoon, j tonight, and Friday; continued cooi ' this afternoon and a little colder extreme southeast tonight with free/.mg temperatures over the state; warmer Friday ,i:ul over northwest portion tonight; low tonight 25-30; high Friday 50s southeast, to the lower 60s northwest. Maximum yesterday—7J. Minimum thlH morning -33. Stmrlrc tomorrow—6:23. Sunset today —,"i:05. Mann temperfiture—52.3. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to T p.m.) —.29. Precipitation Jim. 1 to date—15.15. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—18. Minimum this morning-25. Precipitation Jan. 1 to data—W.7*.
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