The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 37T Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Natural Gas Bill Killed By Veto But Ike Says He Endorses 'Principles' By MARION BURSOH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's vet rep; killed the natural gas bill for this year, but his endorsement of its principles kept it a live issue today for some future Congress. Elsenhower based his veto yesterday on what he called "arrogant" and "highly questionable activities" by some persons -who worked for the bill, which "risk creating doubt among the Amert can people concerning the integrity of governmental processes." 1 But he said there is need tor legislation "conforming to the basic objectives" sought in the measure. The bill would have exempted producers of natural gas from direct federal controls. Sen. Kerr (D-Okla), whose similar measure was vetoed by President Truman in 1950, .predicted another attempt will be made in the next Congress. Praised Courage Sen. McNamara (D-Mieh), who opposed the bill, praised. Eisenhower's "courage" but wired the President that "I am afraid you are inviting the gas lobby to try Its dirty work again, only more tactfully, In Its effort to rob the American people." Sen. Case (R-SD) .announcec publicly he Bad rejected a $2.500 campaign contribution from a lawyer supporting the bill shortly be fore the Senate vote on the bill. A special Senate Committee has traced the money to the "persona' funds" of Howard B. Keck, presi dent of the Superior Oil Co. of Call, fornia. There were also less spe clflc charges of pressure by both sides during the fight. Sen. Fulbrlght (D-Arkl and Rep Harris CD-Ark), sponsors^ of the legislation, said they have no plans Tor a revised version in this ses sion. Chairman Priest (D-Tenn) o the House Commerce Committee to which the veto message will be referred- Monday, said he foresee"no attempt to override." Many members of Congress pro fessed to see in Eisenhower's veto a fresh indication that he may run again. "Political" Democrats, including even sonv who welcomed the bill's death joined in attempting to hang a "po litlcal" tag on the President's de cision. Some Republicans praised thi action and some criticized it. While none of them would concede pub licly that politics played a pnrt only Sen. Bender (R-Ohio) rosi to tell the Senate he resented dee" ly any Insinuations "that nnv [: I tics was Involved in this at all." Case, whose telling the Senate about the campaign contribution started the furore, commented in Philip, S. D., that "the logic which led the President to his conclusion was somewhat similar to that which led me to my position on the bill." Case voted against the measure. Kerr referred to Eisenhower's veto as "a palpably political act," and told the Senate "I think, if he lives, this is his announcement for re-election." Harris termed t "the rankest political demagoguery." Fulbright said the President "Is Sec CAS BILL on Page 8 Glen Cook's Parents Killed The parents of Olen Cook, of Dell, were killed in an automobile accident yesterday at Yreba, Calif., it was learned today. They were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie M Cook, of Quincy, Wash. Mr. Cook was 68 and his wife was 62. Cook's brother, Joe Cook, will . arrive In Dell from Olney, 111., today. The two will fly to Yakima, Wash., where services will be held. Also surviving are another son, jean Cook^of Yakima; a daughter, Mrs. Andy'.'Wayher, of Seattle, Wash.', and H grandchildren. Stalin Denounced Red Official In ress Speech IN RAINS' WAKE — Water stretched from door-lo-door In this block of Hardin Street yesterday which was flooded following the 4.5 inches of rain which fell on the city. Water made it es- pecially tough on homes with floor furnaces over entire town, In lower photo, 12-year old tests depth at intersection of Vine and First. (Courier News Photos) Over Mideast Arms Embargo; Sfafe Department Faces Pressure from. Ail Sides 4.5 Inches Of Rain Falls Here That's Score On Past 48 Hours in City It has been a very wet season. And the past 48 hours in Blytheville was even worse than that which went before. All told, up until 1 a.m.' this morning, 4.50 inches of rain fell on the city. That last downpour of yesterday brought with it 2.70 inches, while another 1.80 Inches fell on the city Thursday night and early Friday morning. As usual, the heavy rains put more ''than a slight strain on the citi's ' limited storm sewers. Streets flooded and low areas of tdwn were covered with water. The weatherman today was holding out some faint hope, however. He forecast, gradually clearing skies for the area with some changes of a shower tomorrow. Maximum temperature yesterday was 61 while the mercury slid to only 39 degrees during night. WASHINGTON (AP) By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER • The State Department found itself under heavy pressure from all sides today because of its White House-approved action in embargoing all shipments of arms and military equipment to the Middle East. -» These are the pressures: Ike's Farm Bill Loses a Backer By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters pf the administration's flexible farm price support system today lost the backing of Sen. Carlson (R-Kas) — at least as far as wheat is concerned. Carlson, who has worked for | son are counting on the Senate to nost of the Eisenhower farm proposals and voted for flexible supports two years ago, said in an interview: "I'm for 90 per cent, supports lor quality milling wheat this time and I've notified Secretary (of agriculture) Benson. The soil bank won't put much money into the Kansas and nearby wheat belt." Call-son's announcement came as the issue headed for debate In the Senate next week. Leaders on both sides agree it may be decided by a narVow margin. President Eisenhower 'and Ben- 38 Marines Killed in Crash Of Transport in California OAKLAND, Calif, (fl — Workers today began the difficult job of removing the bodies of 38 plane crash victim's — all Marines — through 1(4 miles of scrubby, thick brush toward a temporary morgue. The Marines died yesterday when their transport crashed below the crest of a fog-covered ridge In a canyon southeast of Oakland. No one survived. The crash was the second major military air disaster within 24 houri In the San Francisco Bay area. Four men died Thursday and 'four others escaped when an Air Force B53 jet bomber blew up over nearby Tracy, The big Marine plane was Just 31 miles—* minutes—from • landing 'at Alamed* Naval Air Station on a (light from El Toro and Camp rendition Marine Buses In Southern California, • the DC4, carried five crewmen. The others, clad In dungerees, were be- >ing transferred to Treasure Island Navy Base for reassignment. One passenger was from El Toro; the others from Camp Pendleton. The pilot was Maj. Alexander Watson, 32, of Santa Ana, Calif., a Silver Star winner In the Korean War. Rescue parties had slow going over the rain-slick hills and the brush was so thick that no place could be found to land helicopters. The six men from El Toro wen Identified quickly but the llth Naval District predicted that Identifying the otheri would take tome time. They had Ihtlr service record! with them. The passengers were part of a Ill-man group being sent to Treasure Island, The others arrived reverse an 8-7 vote by its agriculture committee to restore rigid high level price supports. "Little to Wheat Farmers" The committee tied this provision to a bill to carry out most of the administration's proposal foi ,e\v billion - dollar - a - year soil bank, program under which farm ers could draw federal subsidies for underplanting crops now in surplus. Carlson said soil bank payments 'would mean little to most winter wheat and corn farmers" because, he said, "the winter wheat Is already planted and they are not going to plow It up." As the bill now .stands, few corn farmers would be eligible, since most of them do not observe acre age restrictions. "I don't think the soil bank pro gram will work well In these See FARM on Page t 1. Saudi Arabia was urging that he government "soon find a way' of delivering 18 Walker Bulldog anks which were caught at the port in New York early yesterday when the embargo was imposed. 2. An Israeli Embassy spokesman said his government "saw ittle point" in imposing a general embargo in order to stop the tank shipment to Saudi Arabia because, le argued, the result could have >een gained by suspending that shipment alone. About $110,000 of scheduled shipments to Israel are affected, he said. 3. A Senate Investigation of the ..-hole tangled affair was demanded by Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Foreign Eolations Committee. George said he' wants ar explanation from Secretary of State Dulles when Dulles returns from a Bahamas vacation. Instructions from Ike Under instructions from Presl- See MID-EAST on Page 8 'Oscar' Nominees On TV Tonight HOLLYWOOD WO — Nominations will be announced tonight for Hollywood's 28th annual Academy Awards.' ' •'• - ' "•:"'.'•.-. Five candidates for Oscars wilt be named In the categories of acting directing, best picture, writing, film direction, cinematography, costume design, art direction, «et direction film editing, sound recording, short subjecti and special effects. Winners will be announced March 31 following voting on the nominees. Tonight's M-mlnute nomination program will be telecast by NBC it • M». m. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Some clearing becoming partly cloudy and a little cooler this afternoon and tonight. Sunday cloudy with occasional showers and local thunderstorms and a little warmer Monday clearing and cooler. High this afternoon, in 40s; low tonight low to mid SOs. MISSOURI:-Fair west and north and clearing southeast this after noon;'increasing cloudiness .tonight warmer west and north portions cloudy Sunday with showers and thunderstorms spreading over south portion and light rain or snow north; colder northwest and warm er southeast Sunday; low tonigh Ms northwest to SOs southeast; high Sunday 30s northwest to SOs ex treme southeast. Minimum thla morning—W. Maximum yttttrdw—fit. SunrlM tomorrow—0:42. SunMt todny—5:«. Uetn timpcrtture—50. - U houn (7 ».n>. I H.m.)—J.10. PrtclpitiUlon J«n. 1 to <l*te Thl< n»(p Ijul Ye»t . Mftxlmnm *•• Icr-'a;.'—•"• Minimum this mornlni—si- the By STANLEY JOHNSON . - The Soviet heirarchy's growing campaign against the works and acts dramatic turn today as the Russian press and radio loosed a direct once revered leader. . /ickrey Files Suit for Pay Of Secretary By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVTLLE — Pemisco County Prosecuting Attorney Jame [Tick) Vickrey has filed a civ i iction against County Judge Sam Juchanan asking County Court pay or the prosecutor's secretary. Buchanan said he has hired the aw firm of Ward and Reeves to represent the court. The judge said ic had no other comment to make. Judge Fred Henley of Circuit Court issued a writ of mandamus nstructing County Court to file an answer, within 20 days, to Vickrey's complaint. Henley's action followed the prosecutor's petition for the writ. Vickrey asks that Circuit Court force the County Court to appropriate $1,925 for the prosecutor to pay a secretary this calendar year. In his petition, Vickrey asks that court costs be assessed to Judge Sam Buchanan and Associate Judge Basil Barksdale, but not to C. W. Reed III, the other associate judge. Buchanan and Barksdale voted against Vickrey's request for pay for a secretary Jan. 26. When County Court made out last year's budget, it included $1,000 for Vickrey to pay a secretary. That money ran out in Augues and Mrs. Billy Jack Davis, Vickrey's secretary, has been paid from public contributions amounting to almost $700 since that time. Tinted after Mikoyan spoke. This indicated iarty leaders gave careful thought jet'ore releasing it to the public. Following the lead of the party chief Nikita S. Khrushchev and others in the Soviet hierarchy, Mikoyan eKtolled the merits of collective leadership. Set the Tone Khrushchev, who took over Stalin's post as the party's first secretary, set the tone of the Congress his 50,000-word keynote speech Tuesday when he blasted the one- man rule idea. In his speech Mikoyan rapped Stalin on several counts. 1. He declared the former premier's writings ignored the history of the last two decades and called for new teachings on communism 2. He assailed treason charges Stalin brought many years later against the one-time heroes of the 1918 Bolshevik Revolution. 3. He declared Russian foreign policy had become active, flexible and calm after Stalin's death in March, 1953. The veteran Armenian, Commu nist's attack pinpointed Stalin': books, "Economic Problems o Socialism in the U.S.S.R." am "The History of The Communis Party In the Soviet Union, A Shor Course." Took Issue Mikoyan took issue with one pas sage dealing with the Unite States, Britain and France. He de clared Stalin's assertion "after th world market has broken up, th volume of production in these coun tries will contract," was incorrec and could hardly help the Sovie cause. "We must note," he addec "that several other lines o economic problems, after seriou? ly considering them, require tha our economists should study thei deeply and review them critical from the Marxist-Leninist point o view." This differs consdierably from the views Mikoyan expressed abou Stalin's writings at the party Con gress in 1952. On that occasion he declared th work "lights up with Stalin's geniu both the great historical path w< have traversed as well as the roa< toward a more and more tangibl Communist future." "Treasury of Ideas" At that time he also referred tt Stalin's works as "A treasury ideas" and said that in the book "Comrade Stalin illuminates ou life with the brilliant light science." Mikoyan shouted "glory to th great Stalin" at the end of his 1952 speech. j This time he hailed the new collective leadership of the Communist party and deplored the 20 years during which he said it had been in eclipse. Former Premier Gcorgi Malen- kov, in an address beflre yesterday's session, stressed the development of heavy industry. It was his first major speech since he was forced to resign test February. Ike Elated Over Golf Session; Tries Quail Hunting Again!oday By MARVIN L. ABROWSMITH THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower, elated over his first round of golf since his September heart at- :ack, may get in more outdoor activity today in hunting quail again. CityCensus Target Set For Feb. 27 Ben D. Smith, special supervisor for the Bureau of Census, will arrive in Blytheville Feb. 21 to begin a population count designed to increase state turnback funds to the city. Twenty-six workers will be hired to assist him. City Council recently approved the census. Gasoline, sales and luxury taxes are returned by the state to cities on the basis o[ population. BVythe- vllle's official population is 16,234 but indications are that it has reached the neighborhood of 20,000. Since the next federal census will no! be taken until 1960, the Council voted to pay-for a special one this year- lit a Mayor Toler Buchanan, the Bureau asked that the city recruit 40 persons able and willing to spend full time on the census for a period of approximately 10 days. From that number, Smith, the supervisor, will select about 26 which he will need as enumerator and clerical stuff, the letter said. To be eligible, census takers must be between the ages of 21 and 65, physically able to do considerable walking and to carry the necessary materials. They must be able to write legibly and to understand and apply . printed instructions. They will be paid at a piece rate of six cents for each name properly recorded. Average enumerator should be able to earn from $ $10 per day during the census, the letter said. Applicants may obtain applications from the city clerk's office in city hall. After completing the application, prospective workers should return them to the city clerk. James C. Hagerty, White House iress secretary, told newsmen the 1 .'resident and his host here, Sec- etary of the Treasury Humphrey, toped to get an early start in a new quest for birds. Eisenhower, vacationing at Hum- )hrey's plantation home, brought down the daily limit of 12 quail Thursday. The advance word was that Eisenhower came to Thomasvllle to make a final decision on whether o bid for a second term. Rev. Carl Burton Goes to Luxora The Rev. Carl Burton,' pastor of Yarbro - Promised Land Methodist churches, has accepted an assignment to become minister of Luxora Methodist Church. The Rev. Raven Hazelwood will assume the Rev. Burton's duties at Yarbro-Promlsed Land. Rev. Hazelwood was formerly at Mountain Home. 50 Feared Deod In Malta Crash LONDON W) — The War Office announced today that » chartered plane had crashed at Malta with all 50 persons aboard believed dead. A War Office announcement said the private plane chartered W ferry British soldiers and their dependents between Britain and Malta, crashed on the take-off at Luqa, the principal airport on the Mediterranean island. The plane was owned by Scottish Airlines. A Ministry of Civil Aviation spokesman said alJ aboard— 45 British servicemen and five crewmen—were killed. Par/iaments Aplenty . SAIOON, South Viet Nnm HI — The committee drafting South Vlel Nam's constitution has proposed all sorts of parliaments for the new nation—from the British type complete with a House of Lords !o a one-House legislature the chief ex- Marines Cling To Iwo Mountain IWO JIMA Wl—U. S. Marines today clung to Mt. Suribachi's steep slopes under intense "enemy" fire — 24 hours after they stormed onto Iwo Jima's black sand beaches in the shadow of mock atomic bomb blasts. War game umpires said shock troops of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment would be pinned down for hours until reinforcements could reach them. More than 9,000 men of the 3rd Marine Division were "fighting' across the narrow southern portion of pork chop-shaped Iwo. In what the Navy termed a massive atomic age amphibious training maneuver Seventy warships and 360 landing craft, manned by 30,000 Navy men, stood offshore. Cruisers and destroyers simulated heavy bombard ment of inland "enemy" — also played by U. S. Marines — fighting from pilboxes, caves and holes used by the Japanese In World War n. More than e'.OOO Americans and 20,000 Japanese were killed in the battle for IWo Jim a, one of the bloodiest ot the Pacific War. .The Flayed Bridge president went hunting Wednesday within 15 minutes of arriving in midafternoon; on Thursday he hunted again—for a total of six hours; and yesterday tie played golf for -an-hour and-a— ;half, then played bridge until dinner time. Aiterward he had dinner and played more bridge—as he did the night before—with Humphrey and two old friends, William B. Robinson of New York, and John Hay Whitney, New York financier. While the man played bridge, the ladies in the party—Mrs. Et senhower, Mrs. Humphrey, Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. John S. Doud, the First Lady's mother—talked in the living room. Yesterday, Eisenhower went out to Glen Arven Country Club for his first round of golf since his heart attack more than 4'/ 2 months ago. He played nine holes and said on the last green : "Little Frightened" "It was awfully good to get out.. But I'm a little frightened—not only as to the strokes, but also I'm a little frightened of myself." He carded an 11-over-par 41 for the nine holes. The White House physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, said that in talking about being "frightened," Eisenhower meant he was a bit uneasy about taking a full cut at the ball. "That's the hell of a heart at- See IKE on Page S BASE ARC MAN — American Red Cross field representative at Blytheville Air Force Base is J. F Wolter, who is stationed here temporarily for 30 days. Wolter pointed out, however, that the Red Cross office at the base is a permanent one and will be manned either by himself or another field director on a full-time basis. Wolter's permanent assignment is Camp C h a f f e e . (Courier News Photo) Prospect/ye Police Need It, Too Training Course for City Officers Scheduled A training course' for Blythe- vllle police and prospective police Is scheduled to begin April 2. And, Police Chief Charley' Short pointed out today, persons who think they may be interested in becoming policemen within the next year should try to take the course. Short explained that the city wil! be hiring additional policemen "as fast as it can afford It." -I've been Instructed by Mayor 1ol«r BiHiuoM to ocoato * M*t of applicants from which additional policemen may be drawn. - "Naturally, men who have had this training course will be given first preference." Applicants should be in the 23-40 age bracket, have a high school education or Its equivalent and be at least 5-8 and not over M In height. Residence In Chick- aiawba District for one year also Is required. It goes without saying, persons wMb (rimliMt noonfe DMA ** polio* nwdi k> apply. Directing the 70-hour course will be L. B. Sullivan, former head of the Alabama state police and now field representative of the Traiflc Division ol the International Association of Chiefs of Police. His services were obtained by the city when it authorized '.he Traffic Institute of Northwestern University to make * study of

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