The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 4, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL LI— NO. 190 Blytheville Courier Blythcville Dally Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Egyptians Raid Gaza Strip Post But Israelis Claim Attack Beaten Back JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said two Egyptian platoons today attacked an Israeli advanced position near the lower sector of the Gaza Strip. No action was reported along the El Auja-Nizana zone border where a bloody battle was fought yesterday. An official Israeli spokesman said the Israelis beat back the Egyptians with rifle and machine- gun fire and suffered no casualties. Both sides claimed they held the strategic El Sabha checkpost in the El Auja-Nizana zone, scene of a 17-hour battle yesterday described as the heaviest lighting between Arabs and Jews since the 1948 Palestine War. El Auja is about 50 miles south of Gaza. The El Sabha fighting brought these other developments: New Peace Plan U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold gave Egyptian and Israeli representatives at U. N. headquarters in New York a new peace plan for the border region. It called for withdrawal of Egyptian troops from the zone and the setting up of permanent markers along the triangular area's borders. In Geneva, an informed source said Britain favors swift and stern U. N. condemnation of Israel in the El Sabha fighting. In London. Britain formally protested the El Sabha attack to Israel. In Washington, the U. S. State Department urged Israel and Egypt to hold high level peace talks instead of trying lo shoot out their "explosive" border dispute. A Lebanese government spokesman said in Beirut the Arab countries would act to relieve pressure on Egypt if full scale fighting develops between the Egyptians and the Israelis. Both Egypt and Israel acknowledged casualties in the El Sabha fighting, but. each sought to discredit the other's casualty figures. Also disputed was whether the bitterly contested checkpost near the desert demarcation line between the two countries was on Israeli or Egyptian territory. Both sides claimed it. Casualty Dispute The Israelis listed casualties at 50 Egyptians hilled and 40 captured. They said their own losses were 5 killed and 18 wounded. The Egyptians said they lost 70 killed or missing but killed 200 Israelis. The Egyptians, wl-.o said they staged a counterattack, claimed El Sabha changed hands twice but finally was held by their troops. An Israeli spokesman in Jerusalem denied the counterattack and said the Israelis held El Sabha. The El Auja-Nizana zone, supposed to be demilitarized under the armistice but recently a center of Arab-Jewish clashes, comprises about 95 square miles. It extends for about 20 miles along the Israeli-Egyptian desert border. Egyptian army headquarters in Cairo put the Israeli forces in the battle at 3,000 and the Egyptians at 100. However, a high officer of Israel's southern command told newsmen at Beersheba. in southern Israel, that the two forces were equal in strength. Three DWI Ca«es Heard in Court Walter McAllister forfeited bond of $111.75 on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor in the only major city case heard this morning in Municipal Court. The case of George R. Muriey, charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and resisting arrest was continued to Nov. 12 after Trooper Gene Mabry testified for the state. Charles Rutledge pleaded guilty on a charge of driving while under influence of intoxicating liquor and was flned $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Grnydon Snelson forfeited bond of $50 on a charge of having no Identification on his truck. Find Extra Pair Of Trousers in Car? Who's got E. M. Bourland's pants? Mr. Bourland, who was 80 Sunday, was presented a new suit by his family, He brought the pants back to town yesterday to have therri fitted and when he received them from the clothlnc store, put them In what, he thought was his daughter's car. Now, the old timer would appreciate It If anyone could help him find the pants. His address ii Manila, Rt. 1, but If the pnnts »re returned to the Courier News office, he'll get 'em. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS — Earl Wildy (second from right) of Leachville was named new president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau last night at the group's annual meeting. Other officers are (from the left) Vance Di.xon, New Liberty, second vice president: A. C. Spellings, West Ridge, first vice president; Wildy, and Tom Callis, Hightower, secretary-treasurer. (Courier News Photo) No Substitutes County Farmers Seek 90 Percent Parity An attempt to by-pass a recommendation of 90 percent parity for cotton w^s beaten down by Mississippi County Farm Bureau last night when the group held its annual meeting at Walker Park here. Nearly 300 Farm Bureau members, surprisingly large turnout, were West to Demand German Elections for Next Year New Three-Point Unification Plan To Be Presented By JOHN M. HIGIITOWER GENEVA (AP) — The Western powers today prepared to confront the Soviet Union with a specific demand for all-German elections in September of 1956. The elections would be to pick-:an all-German National Assembly! which would write a new constitu- on hand to hear resolutions covering farm problems as they affect this area. Everett Burns read the report for the committee in cotton, which recommended that 90 percent of parity be mandatory in years following non- marketing quota years. Only other reference to supports was contained in this item: "We recommend that price support legislation on cotton be revised to where the highest support price will be on years when acreage allotments are smallest. "Since income is determined by volume times pride, the higher supports are needed when volume is likely to be least. "By using a formula based on on the above idea, farm income from cotton would remain, more stable." Opposition That's where opposition arose . . chiefly because the provision for 90 percent of parity was not specifically pointed out. Alex Curtis of Manila offered a substitute resolution which seeks 40 percent parity on the 1956 crop, which is being pegged for 10 million bales. His resolution, brought from the floor, also asked that Congress continue to work for a better farm program. "We must sell this cotton somehow, but this is too late a date to begin drafting a new farm program tor 1956." 'I'll tell you what 90 percent of parity meant to this county in 18.56," H. C. Knappenberger of Blytheville said. "It meant that we kept living. We'd be broke right now without it . . . selling beans at S1.80 and with seed prices down. "I lived ihrough two depressions and I don't want another one. because we turned down 90 percent parity." Speck Speaks At this juncture, Jeff Speck, the Frenchman's Bayou farmer and sometimes Republican Gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas, stated that "if the American Farm Bureau Federation gets up and says it is ready io Joiver farm prices, the politicians are going to say, 'We're all for you, boys,' and really bring prices down. This is ru'rdly the time to lower farm prices." C u r * i s ' substitute resolution See FARiMERS on Page 9 If Soles Limit Okoyed; Arkansas' Cotton Acreage to Be Cut WASHINGTON (AP)—Arkansas' cotton acreage allotment will be reduced 105.193 acres—from 1,529,704 acres this year—if cotton growerii vote Dec. 13 in favor of a limit on sales. The national allotment, an- ceivect reductions. Maryland got nounced yesterday by the Agricul- an allotment for the first time, 25 lure Department, will be 17,391,304 acres in 1956, compared to 18,113,- 20B in 1955. All states but four — Arizona, California, Florida and Illinois—either remained the same or re- Insurance Firm Opens Branch Office Here Union Bankers Insurance Company has opened a branch office in Blytheville at 106A .First Street, Room 208, according to Leon Gambill, branch manager. Gambill said his office plans to hire between 15 and 20 persons to transact the business of the new branch office. He said the company, "now in one of its greatest comprehensive coverage in life, hospitalization; accident and, health insurance In 20 states. Gnnibill, a member of the Methodist Church, Junior Chamber ol Commerce and parks Commission in Memphis is married and has five children. CaruthersYille Kiwanians Sell Pancakes Tomorrow CARUTHERSVILLE — The Ki- wanls Club will conduct It's annual Pancake Day all day tomorrow at Top Hat Cafe here. For 50 cents a person can have all the pancakes he cnn eat and all the coffee be con drink. Blytheville Man Hurt in Truck, Train Collision Marvin D. Lipford, lAl'i Rose St., is under observation this afternoon at Chickasawba Hospital for a possible head injury sustained at 5 p.m. yesterday in a truck-switch engine collision at the West Main Street crossing of the Cotton Belt Railroad. The Ark-Mo Power Company truck: that Lipford was driving west was struck a t the crossing by a northbound Cotton Belt Railroad switch engine. i Lipford said he did not see the j engine until the moment of the! crash and claimed there was nobody flagging the crossing at the time of the accident, according to police reports. E. D. Ross, engineer on the Cotton Belt's switch engine, made no statement. Ross is from IlLmo, Mo. The force of thfi impact carried the truck 45 feet down the right of way, police said. acres. Under the law no state shall receive a cotton allotment which is less than the smaller of 4,000 acres or the highest acreage planted Lo cotton in the stnte in any of the years 1953, 1954 and 1955. 10 Million Bale Quota The national allotment is figured to yield the amount of cotton needed "to fulfill the national marketing quota. The quota is 10 million bales this year and, if farmers again approve a limit on sales, it will be the same in 1956. Cotton farmers will vote Dec, 13 in a referendum to determine whether there will be markting quotas. A two-thirds majority is rquired for approval of marketing quotas. State allotments will be apportioned among counties, and county allotments among farms. Farmers will be notified of their acreage allotment before the referendum. Veteran Newsman Dies DETROIT (JP)—J. H. Jack Barry, 82, who joined the Akron Beacon Journal as business manager in 1911 and retired in 1952 as general manager of Knight Newspapers, Inc., died today in Ford Hospital of coronary thrombosis. Sentencing Set For Thursday Thursday, Nov. 10. has been set as date for sentencing of prisoners by Circuit Judge Charles W. Light. The Court, which began the current, criminal division term Monday, is in recess until that time. In final action prior to the recess, the court accepted changes in pleas by two defendants. JefTery Johnson, charged with burglary, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty, and Dossie Brown, charged with burglary and grand larceny, did the same. One other case in which n plea of not guilty still stands is that of James Mathis, charged with burglary. No disposition was made of the case before the recess. Blytheville Woman's Brother Cooks for President Eisenhower There is no particular distinction in being an Army mess cook, Hit when you are a cook for the convalescing President of the United States, that's something else again. Such is the distinction gained by Specialist 2nd Class James E. Howard, brother of Mrs. Sam Smith 219 Lilly, Blytheville. In th'j army fo 13 years, Smith has been stationed at Pitzsim- mons Army Hospital in Denver, Colo., for about six months and has been on the special cook detail assigned to President Eisenhower since the chief executive entered the hospital after his heart attack in September, Here's the Way It Should Have Read Before about eight lines were dropped from a front-page story In yesterday's paper, Attorney Frank Douglas was sharply split witli Beta Sigma Phi and the city's doctors and dentists on the fluoridation issue. But after the type had been manhandled, they were as one In the election roundup story. To set U>e record straight: Douglas heads the group violently opposed to fluoridation of this city's water. . Blytheville Junior Auxiliary is getting an assist from the Beta Sigma Phis and Ihe doctors and dentists In fighting for fluoridation. And never, never has the Douglas Rroup been abetted by the Utter. Soviet Seeking French Help In Freeing Tanker Want Release Of Ship and Crew Held By Formosans GENEVA I/PI — Russia today called for French help to win the release of a Soviet tanker and crew members long held by the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov put forward the request In .the course of a private talk with French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay. France still maintains diplomatic relations with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's regime. The Soviet vessel, the Tuapse, was captured by gunboats of Chiang's navy June 23, 1954, while on her way toward mainland China Which is under Red rule. It has been detained since. Nine of hei crewmen were granted asylum in the. United States and arrived in New York Oct. 21. Twenty-nine others returned to Russia and l: elected to stay on Formosa. Conferred With Macmillun Molotov also conferred privatelj with British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan. With both he raised to other issues, according to French and British informants ^.^^ _...,,... —, The first concerned a Canadian the'directive of the four heads of i move in the United Nations to obtain the admission of 18 countries- Communist and non-Communist— seeking membership in the world body. lion for a reunified nation and gotiate a general peace settlement. The Western ministers here in | the Big Four conference agreed, j it was learned from reliable in-! formanls. to introduce soon, perhaps today, a three-point plan for reunification. They would ask Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov to join them in approving it. Free Voting It proposed: 1. Free and secret ballot throughout Germany in September 1956 1 ;' to choose a new all-German National Assembly which would first draft a constitution for all Germany and select an all-German government. 2. A four-power commission—one member named by each of the Big ! Four powers—which would pre- j pare, in consultation with German experts, the. election law for this nationwide balloting. The Western proposFl apparently would allow the commission to consult with East German experts as well as those from the West. The proposal as it stood earlier today simply mentioned "German experts." The commission would also supervise preparations tor the elections themselves, and would oversee the actual voting to guarantee freedom. 3. The commission would be appointed in the immediate future. It would be expected to give the four govrnments a preliminary report by January.. 1956. Executive Directing- The three Western ministers planned to presnnt this election! project as being in conformity with] POPPY DAY TOMORROW — Mayor E. E. Jackson gets his .poppy early from Dcenya Blankenship (left) and Marcia Blackard. American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring sale on city streets tomorrow. High School girls will be making the sales. (Courier News Photo) Army to Test New 'Grippe' Vaccine By FRANK CAREV WASHINGTON (AP) — A new vaccine against the "grippe" may be tested this winter on 10,000 military recruits. Public Health Service doctors disclosed the possibility yesterday, but said they must first make ad- government last July. They pointed out tha tthis directive instructed the foreign ministers to settle the German question and German reunification "by I The second related to the 1954 means of free elections" which i Indochinese armistice agreement, would be carried out "in conform- i under which the pro-Western rulers its' with the national interests ofiof South Viet Nam and the Com- tlie German people and the inter-: munist. authorities in the North are ests of European security." I supposed to arrange elections to The plan w?s prepared as a com-1 unite the country by July 1956 panion piece to the Western project! Molotov met first with Pinay at for a European security syste mon \ the French minister's villa and was which the three ministers' present- j reported to have discussed the deed to the conference last week. j tcriorating Midcastern situation, East-West arguments on the uni-l Viet Nam and the German question, fication of Germany were in total Molotov disagreement as the new Western proposal came to light. The stalemate seemed certain "Package Deal" One French source said raised the question of the "package deal" under which 18 countries would Trooper Mabry Leaves For New Station Gene Mabry. Arkansas State Trooper in north Mississippi County since Aug. 5. 1053, will report Monday to his new assignment at Dermott in District 5 of the Arkansas State Police. Headquarters of District 5 is at Warren. Mabry. a member of the Arkansas State Police since January, 1953, has been patrolling the territory from Burclette to the Missouri state line for 27 months. He will be the only trooper in Dermott and will patrol sections of -..w .JU...L..... ..- ~ — 'deal uncier wiiicii 10 LOUIILI lut, wuiuu ' to hold for the two weeks remain-1 he admilted ^ membership in the Chico, Ashley and Drew Counties. ing in the conference despite a sol-1 United emn warning from British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmiltan on the urgency of German unity. He told the parley the great powers will face an "increasingly explosive situation" in Germany if they do not find a speedy solution to the unification problem. But more than two hours of argu- See BIG FOUR on Pace 9 Seals On Sale Monday Mississippi County's campaign to sell tuberculosis Christmas Seals gets underway Monday with solicitation of business firms by civic, social, church and school groups, according to an announcement by Louis McWaters, chairman for Blytheville's campaign. Dr. Eldon Pairley of Wilson is county chairman of the drive, Volunteer groups who have worked during the past two weeks helping to set up the campaign in Blytheville Include the Jaycetles, the Girl Scouts, Ihe Band Parents Club, Central School PTA, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Corps of Engineers Wives. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and slightly warmer this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. High tins afternoon mid to high 50s, low tonight low to mid 30s, . MISSOURI: Mostly fair and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; low tonight 35-40; hitfli Saturday near 70 southeast to the 70s northwest. Maximum yostcnlny—49. Minimum this morning—27. Sunrise tomorrow—6:24. Sunsnl todny—5:04. Mean tumpcrnture—.18. Procliiiifttlon 24 hours (7 a.m. to p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan, I 1 to date—45,15. Thin Dal* Last Ypar Maximum yc.Htcrrtav—-^. Minimum this moinlnR- 35, FreclptttUoii 4»o- 1 to dato—31.03. Nations. The British have indicated they would support such a proposal, which would give seats in the United Nations to five Soviet bloc countries, among others. But the French have been opposed to the maneuver. British spokesmen would give no information whatever concerning Molotov's visit to Macmillan. After these two consultations- each about a half hour in length— the thro, Western foreign ministers met at Mucmillan's villa. They received Herbert Blankenhorn, West German ambassador to NATO, and A native of Cralgheari county, Mabry served on the Jonesboro Police force for several years before joining the State Police. His early service with the State Police was at Little Rock and Newport. At present Trooper Ben Gavins \Vill be the only trooper in north Mississippi County. Mabry's wife, the former Ann McGinley "of England. Ark., has been employed as a bookkeeper for Wright's Suppiy Co. for about two years. She will areomany him to his nett assignment. Trooper Mabry expressed regret , presumably discussed the disagree-1 at leaving his .Blythcvilte job. say- ment over unification of Germany! ing. "I've made a lot of friends which has tied up the conference. ditional safety and potency .tests of the vaccine, and get official military approval. The new vaccine is designed to protect against three_ oi_Uie-JtQ_or more AFC viruses which cause .some respiratory or cold-type illnesses. Doctors say the vaccine is meant for the kind that "most people refer to as the 'grippe* rather than the runny-nose, nonfeverish common cold." Substantial Protection Tentative plans for the new test were announced along with a report that another vaccine had pro- v i d e d ".substantial protection" against one of the three viruses. The APC group of viruses gets its name from, the adenoidal, pharyngeal (throati and conjunctival i eye) tissues which they usually attack. Discovered several years ago, they constitute only one group among many different germs which can cause cold-type illnesses of varying degrees of severity, and many different forms. The vaccine already tested in humans — with indications of providing "substantial protection" is designed against only one of the ApC viruses — Type 3. But this type is a common cause of respiratory illness, marked by fever. sore throat and conjunctivities, or "red eye." The newer vaccine is designed against Types 3, 4 and 7 which, said Dr. Robert Huebner of the Health Service, "have been shown . . . to be responsible for a large part of respiratory diseases occurring in military populations." That is the reason for the proposed military testing. The Health Service and Johns See AKMY on Page 9 WATER FOR DUCK HUNTKRS — These two 48-inch pipes arc pictured as they began pouring water yesterday into the northern ond of the public shooting grounds at Big Lake. Two pipes are expected to provide water for duck hunters !n th« higher, northern area of Hie woods. Thirty-Inch pipe used last year is seen nt for left. (Courier Ncw» Photo)

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