The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 20, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE C OURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 278 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Neve Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Zhukov Hints Turnabout In Soviet Policy By RICHARD K. O'MALLKY MOSCOW (AP) ,— The Soviet Union apparently has adopted the policy of massive retaliation which it long has scorned as a capitalist threat to world peace. '1 Mauhal '*•"•"' Karamanlis Forces Win In Greece Gain Slight Margin In Parliment • ATHENS (AP) — Supporters of pro-Western Premier Constantine Karamanlis have won Greece's parliamentary election. But returns today showed they have a margin of only eight seats and trailed their Red-tinged opposition in popular votes. Ex-Premier George Papandreou • at the opposition, declared the adverse popular vote and small parliamentary majority won by Kara- manllE in the balloting Sunday will force the government to call a new election soon. Returns gave the Premier's National Radical Union 154 seats in the JOO-member' House. The rest went to the seven-party opposition coalition, which ranges from Communist to far-Right Nationalists. Progovernment papers carried jubilant headlines declaring that Communist efforts to break Greece's bonds with the United States had been frustrated. Opposition papers conceded Karamanlis' majority in Parliament but declared he had been rejected by the^popular vote. Little Chance A complicated election law gov- ' ernlng the allotment of seats resulted- in the government's' retention of a majority even though it got a smaller total vote. Such a narrow margin for Karamanlis' group, which held 214 seats in the last Parliament, provided little chance for a stable government. But sources close to the Premier said it was probable many centrist deputies in the opposing coalition would swing their support ment. behind the new govern- Western observers were openly concerned over the size of the' popular' vote against Karamanlis. It was seen as an expression in part of Greek resentment against British-American policy on the Cyprus issue and the Turkish mob attacks on Greek minorities in Istanbul and Izmir (Smyrna) last September. It's FFA Week In Blytheville Blytheville's Future Farmer of America group — the Lloyd Chapter — joins other FPA chapters over the nation this week in celebrating Future Farmers of America Week. Range o£ FFA activities is wide. Chapters sponsor recreational activities; programs from individual and community betterment; parent-son banquets, and their usual farm programs. FFA work hnnd-m-hand with the VocntioiiR) Agriculture program in instructing boys in sound farm practices. down what appeared to be the new Bed military doctrine in his address Saturday before the 20th Congress of the Soviet Union's Communist party. Only fragmentary reports of the defense minister's address and companion speech by Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov were released then. The two speeches were carried today in Pravda. "Doomed a. Failure" Zhukov castigated the United States for what he said was the creation of military blocs far from the U.S. homeland to ensure its safety in event of a major conflict. He warned such a policy is doomed to failure. "It is no longer possible to fight without being subjected to retaliatory blows," Zhukov asserted. "If one wants to deliver an atomic attack on the enemy, he must be ready to receive similar and perhaps more powerful attacks from him." Zhukov boasted that the Soviet Union's armed forces now have "diverse atomic and hydrogen weapons, powerful rockets and jet weapons of various types, including long-range rockets." He said the Komsomol youth groups and labor reserve schools as well as ordinary educational institutions would concentrate their efforts on producing a hard, disciplined youth capable of defending the Soviet Union. No Further Cuts To Westerners, Zhukov's remarks seemed to indicate that any cut in the Soviet armed forces would be made up by Intensified training — out of uniform — of the youthful home guard. Zhukov made It clear the Soviet Union is not prepared to reduce its armed forces further now. ''The Soviet people engaged In peaceful labor cannot but take into account the .military preparations which are being carried out in capitalist countries " hr declared "H. the international situation becomes less tense and new-guarantees for peace are created we are-readv to undeitflke'furtber ifr* duction erf our armed forces," His statement appeared . to be an invitation to the conference table,, furthering Premier : Bulgan- in's proposal for a..friendship and mutual cooperation: pact .With the United States; ; 3 Other Assertions Both Zhukov, and Molotov .agreed that Formosa should be put under Chinese Red rule. Molotov made three other principal assertions- ',•• 1. The danger of aggression In Asia arises mainly from the fact that,Formosa had become a U.S. military base. 2. "There is no aggressive state on the European Continent" which would start war by attacking the Soviet Union. 3. Rearmament of West Germany will heighten the possibility of conflict among the Western states themselves. Following the current Communist party line of self-criticism, Molotov admitted mistakes in activities of his own minstry whch he sad had been pointed out by the Communist Party Central Committee. He declared in particular that the .Foreign Ministry had been guilty of "underestimating" the peace movement In former colonial countries and among the working classes of all nations. Molotov said .the Soviet Union now war, conducting a flexible foreign policy aimed at promoting alliances between Communists and Socialists in every country where the opportunity exists. Negro Shooting Scrape Heard A shooting Saturday night In an Ash street dry cleaning establishment was .reviewed in Municipal Court today, but Judge Graham Sudbury continued testimony until tomorrow before giving his verdict, until tomorrow. Clayton Times, owner of the dry Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and. cool this afternoon, .tonight and Tuesday. High this afternoon, high 40s to low 50s. -Low tonight, mid 90s to low 30s. MISSOURI— Mostly fair this aft- trncon, tonight and Tuesday; a little colder extreme southeast tonight; warmer west and south; low tonight around 20 northeast and In the Ms elsewhere; high Tuesday 3546 northeast to lower (ids southwest. IfMlmum Saturday — S5. Minimum Sunday — M. ' ' Minimum thli momint— M, . — • flunrtw tomorrow — 6:40. BtuiMt toaaf— 5:47. Mtan ttmpwahirt— 4t.S. frwlpltatlon 41 houti (T a.m. Ml a.m.)— .17, Fndpltatlon Jan, 1 to d»t«-14jr TMl Ml* LMt T«M . m thU raomlni— 7. B* 1 cleaning plant at 523 W. Ash, was the complaining witness against Lawrence Williams. Both men are Negroes. Times accused Williams of carrying a concealed weapon and petty theft. . He said Williams came Into his shop shortly after 7:30 p.m. A customer had just paid a 13 charge, Times said, and he laid the money on the cash register and went behind a partition to look for Williams' cleaning. On .the witness stand, Times said he accused Williams of stealing the money when he returned and found it missing. He said Williams pulled a gun and In turn he pulled his gun and shot at Williams, who ran. Williams said the shot passed through his trouser leg without hurting him. He denied on the stand that he had uaed a gun or had threatend the shop owner. Sudbury was advised that other witnesses might give additional testimony and he continued U» caw until tomorow. 52 Dfe in Cmh CAIRO, Egypt UH — A big French airliner bound from Balgon to Far- li crushed In Egyptian sands today and 61 persona were btlltvcd kllltd, Ik* wraokat* burned. DISCUSS SOYBEAN MEET — W. H. Wyatt, who headed the committee which made arrangements for today's area-wide soybean meeting, confers with two members of the program which began, at 10 today. Pictured are (from the left) Wyatt, George M. Strayer, executive vice president of the American Soybean Association, and H. W. Wellhausen, Extension Service agronomist from Little Rock. Strayer is from Hudson, la. (Courier News Photo) Top Export Morket Japan Still Comp/am/ng About Ogden Soybeans Salesmanship, merchandising and service hold the keys which will keep soybeans in the enviable position of remaining a non-surplus crop, George M. Strayer, executive vice president of the American Soybean Association, told som e 200 farmers at an area-wide soybean meeting here this morning. . ~~~—* Strayer, who spent six weeks m Young Predicts Senate Approval Of Rigid Supports ^^ ,< _ t - *J ' j rf f "' ' ,'•">*"•" '5 *" l^-"-.^*"^ By EDWIN B' H4AKINSON , WASHINGTON 1 (AP) — Sen. Young (R-ND) predicted today, the Seriafe will'approve rigid mandatory price supports on basic crons "bv a margin of three or four votes." basic crops "by a margin "And I agree with Sen. Ellender (D-La) that If this is made part of the new soil bank plan that President Eisenhower will not veto it" the North Dakota senator said in an interview. , The election year battle over farm legislation is scheduled to get under way in the Senate early this week. But unsettled disputes over funds for Senate investigations and observance of the Washington birthday anniversary Wednesday Both Knowland and Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas supported the bill vetoed by Eisenhower, to remove natural gas producers from federal price regulation. Eisenhower favored the bill's principles but objected to tactics of some 9f those supporting it. Knowland said the veto will not affect his own relations with the White House, but he left the implication some other Republicans may now be skeptical about supporting a measure on the ground could delay action to Thursday. Young said wheat and corn farm- 'the President wants it. GOP Support ers "are in a bad situation now that the soil bank alone will not remedy." He predicted more Republicans wounld vote now for the higher rigid price supports than the eight who in 1954 opposed President Eisenhower's flexible price support program. Sen. Knowlt.nd (Calif), the Republican leader, said yesterday Eisenhower's veto of the natural gas bill may "make it- more difficult to get support for some portions of the President's program from both Democrats and Republicans." The lineup on the farm price support issue is "very close," he said, adding: "Until the veto, I had thought we probably had a margin of two or three votes for flexible supports. What may have developed .since, I just don't know." FFA SWEETHEART — Melba Jones has been named chapter sweethe»rt ol the Blythevill6 Chapter of Future Farmers of America. She'll be honored at thr FFA banquet on March » and will-be entered In-the county federation contest along with representatives of nine other Mississippi County Schools at the Federation meeting In Blytheville on March It. (Crar- lof N« Sewer Work Blamed for Fire Losses Pire Chief Roy Head today blamed destruction of two houses Saturday on sewer ditch operations which he said hindered in one case and in another blocked movement of his fire trucks. In making his accusation, Head asked home occupants to be particularly watchful of fire hazards near locations where sewer construction is being carried on. He said his department "had a rough time" getting to a house at 1221 S. Myrtle Saturday night. The house, occupied by the Willie. Nance family, was one of four wood structures on the lot. It was completely destroyed, Head said, but the other three houses were saved. He said the fire raged out of control before equipment could reach it. The second fire razed the home of Willie Wheeler in the 1400 block of Basin street in the southwest part of town. Head said his trucks "couldn't'get within three blocks of it." He said only the fact the house was Isolated from others prevented further destruction. Cub Leaders Meet Tuesday LUXORA — A Cub Scout round table has be«n scheduled for Luxora High School tomorrow night at 7:30. All Cub Scout leaders of the Mississippi County District will meet to discuss the Scouting theme for the next quarter, $572,608 Girt-Away NEW YORK I* - The »«4,000 Question has shelled out »512,«0« In cash prizes since the CBS television ibow atarttd. Japan this fall, told the group that Japan represents a tremendous potential market for U. S. beans. "Last year, we sent about 20 million bushels of beans to Japan. I can see their imports of beans doubling or being three times over that figure in years ahead. 'The demand is there. They don't have a surplus of dollars with which to buy now, but they are an industrious and hard-working people and probably will,get more dollars. They Don't Like Ofdcus Strayer touched on the points of particular Interest to farmers of this section. "However, since more than one- half of all their beans go directly Into food and food products (the other half being used primarily for oil), they do not like to order a yellow bean from the U. S. and then find it is green. "Color is the factor which determines the price of many of the soybean foods. And in the case of the primary soybean food, pure white brings the 'premium in price, with coloration decreasing that price. "They can't get highest prices for the products from a greenish bean, yet they must pay just as much for that bean and under our present grading system, they never know when .the beans, they order will be strictly yellow or partially green." The Ogden bean grown in this area often has a green seed coat. As Strayer pointed out, some years it is greener than others, but it is always green enough to make it objectionable to the Japanese who use it for human consumption. USDA to Act? About one year ago, farmers and farm organizations from this area vigorously opposed a USDA proposal to change the grading of the Ogden. The proposed change would have meant a lower price. The USDA backed down on the proposal, but the tone set in today's meeting by both Strayer and Howard Kurtz, USDA grain Inspection See SOYBEANS on Page 5 MrsJ.T.SeliP Dies in Osceola Saturday Night Services for Mrs. Prances E. Robertson Self, of Luxora, who died Saturday night at Osceola Hospital, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Luxora Methodist Church. Mrs. Self was 87. She was the wife of The Rev. John T. Self, retired Methodist minister. Self served as pastor of the Methodist Church In Blytheville for a three- year period beginning In 1906. Always active In church .work Mrs. Self was prominent in W.S.C.S. in Luxora before her death. She was born »t McEwen, Tenn., near Nashville. Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mr». C. P. Powell, of Luxora; a son, Hershel Self, Flint, Mich.; a brother, W. H. Robertson, Bolce, La.; a granddaughter, Mrs W. D. McClurkln, Nashville, Tcnn.; and a grandson, John H. Self, of Flint, Mich, : The Rev. H. L. Robinson, of Hoxle, and the Rev. C. C. Burton, of Luxora, will officiate at the services. Burial will be In Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home li In charge of arrangements, Pallbearen will be Bob Olllcsple Jr., John Tweat, Roy Houck, Gerald Chatln, Richard Thoma», and Ray WhlUnon. „; Senate Committee Calls New Public Hearings On $2,500 Offer to Solon WASHINGTON (AP) — A special Senate committee headed by Sen. George (D-Ga) suddenly called new public hearings today on a $2500 campaign fund offer to Sen. Case (R-SD)~ during the Senate gas bill fight. George said the group had decided to expand the scope of its investigation. After a morning closed-door + —— ' meeting, George announced it III f ^f I Middle East Tank Shipment Poses Touchy Questions George announced it would reopen public hearings. George said Donald R. Ross, who resigned last week as U.S. district attorney for Nebraska, may be one of the witnesses. He gave no reason for the decision to call him. George said the committee also will call back to the witness stand Howard B. Keck, president of the Superior Oil Co. of California, and Elmer Patman, a lawyer for the firm. George said that in resuming the public hearings the committee had decided to look into "the general pattern" involved in the campaign fund. To Hunt New Evidence Reporters asked whether this meant a search for evidence that other senators may have received offers similar to the one to Case. "In a general way," George replied. In previous hearings, .the committee developed that John M Neff, of Lexington, Neb., a lawyer- lobbyist for Superior Oil, left 25 $100 bills. With friends of Case for the senator's campaign fund. Testimony was that Neff got the money from Patman who testified it came from Keek's personal funds. It was brought out also that Ross introduced Neff to Nebraska's two Republican senators, Hruska and Curtis, to discuss the natural gas bill. ' Ross is a former mayor of Lexington and a longtime friend of Neff. Ross said in resigning as TJT.S attorney that he had done nothing wrong but was concerned that his activities might bring "unwarranted criticism" of the Justice Department. George said his committee's main assignment still is to look into the offer to Case, but that its require a, study of "the genera: pattern .in.,so doing." Other niembers are Sens. Hayden (D-Ariz), Bridges (B-NH) and Thye (R-Minn). No Objection George declined to express any View on a reported proposal by some Senate leaders to set up a special new six-member committee to handle an investigation of lobbying and campaign fund contributions far broader than the one the Senate authorized George's group to conduct. He said he would "nave no objection" to creation of the proposed six-man committee. Nor would he object, he added, if the Senate Elections subcommittee headed by Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) also conducted one aimed at a search for evidence of possible violations of the Corrupt Practices Act. George said this afternoon'' hearing would deal with "some new matter" of a nature he would not detail. Even as George announced his committee's decision, 4 the Elections subcommittee headed by Sen. Gore was holding a closed meeting to discuss a broad inquiry into any attempts by "selfish interests" to exert improper influence on federal elections and legislation. A federal grand jury here resumes its deliberations in an investigation begun by the Justice De- See CAMPAIGN on Page 5 By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's decision to ship 18 tanks to Saudi Arabia after all left the State Department still confronting two touchy questions today. The department must decide this week: 1. What, to tell Israel? Arnbas- Ike Back In Quest Of Quail THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP). President Eisenhower and the Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey teamed up for another round of quail hunting today. They went off to the fields of H u rn p h r e y's plantation estate about 9 a.m. The skies were a bit overcast but the forecast was for clearing weather. Eisenhower got back into hunt- Ing togs after a restful Sabbath, The President did put out a statement saying the United States stands ready to furnish surplus farm commodities to peoples of Western Europe suffering from one of the most severe winters in decades. Expressing growing concern over the hardships being experienced there, Eisenhower said: "Real Privilege'" •I know that the people of the United States will deem it a real privilege to out these agricultural commodities to the great service of relieving the suffering of our Western European neighbors." Prance alone has lost about a third of its current wheat crop, said the President. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said Eisenhower has discussed the situation with Secretary of Agriculture Benson and with Herbert Hoover Jr., undersecretary of state. In response to questions, Hagerty said there had been no decision on whether' surplus crops would be given free of charge. Alternate courses under the surplus disposal law are for sale or barter Publisher Dies BUFFALO, N. Y. (fP) — Edward H. Butler, editor and publisher of the Buffalo Evening News, died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 72. sadpr Abba Eban served notice hs would plead with increased insistence for approval of Israel's Nov. 16 request for 50 million dollars worth of U.S. arms. He likely will seek an appointment with Secretary of State Dulles, expected back Wednesday from a two-week Bahamas vacation. 2. What to tell Congress? Chairman George (D-Ga) said the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants an explanation of the tanks- tor-Arabia deal from. Dulles a» soon as possible. "Crash Month" Israel set February sometime ago as "crash month" in its campaign for arms and a security guaranty from the united States. A U.S.-British-French committee, aware of the March 1 deadline, la meeting again this week to search for a joint course of action to prevent Middle East war. Egypt's Premier Gama.1 Abdel Nasser referred obliquely to' the deadline last night. In a speech at Cairo as half a dozen Soviet-built jet fighters roared overhead, Nasser said Egypt should brace for a possible Israeli assault in the spring. . - Ambassador Eban, In a CBS television interview, said Israelis are "very much worried" with everything they have "lying in the shadow of an aerial preponderance possessed by the Egyptian dictator, 12 minutes flying time away." Eban said a Middle East arms race is already on, with Hussla, the United States and Britain all supplying weapons to the Arab states. "The question," he said, "Is whether it shall be a one-sided arms race leading us to disaster, or an arms race in which Israel is able to reduce the disparity." Aggravated Feelings He said the administration's agreement to ship 18 tanks bought by Saudi Arabia, its subsequent embargo on all arms shipments to the Middle East and, finally, its lifting of the embargo, only aggravated Israel's feeling (if being at the mercy of the Arabs. Eban said the $110,000 in shipments to Israel freed when the U.S. embargo was lifted Saturday night has been made into "a spur- :ous and artificial issue." He said it Involves merely spare parts having no bearing on Israel's security. 'You might as well call it cans of 3eef or lemonade," he said. The State Department has described as training vehicles the 18 M41 Walker Bulldog tanks for See MIDDLE EAST on Page 5 THEY'RE IN — These seven smiling young men are pictured in Army Recruiter Mike Frost's otflce as they enlisted lor three years under the Army's Operation Oyrdsoope! Under plan, they'll be assigned to same company of the Eighth Division at Ft. Carson, Colo. They'll remain with division, which shoves o(f for Europe this summer, for .complete enlistment. Recruit* »re (standing) Bobby a, Dunkln, James K. Spears, Joe L. Mel- viri, Jimmy R. Spain, Robert R. lUvcllr, (stated) Donald L. Spears, Bobby D. Rounsavnll and Sgt. Frost. All are from Blytheville. (Carter Ntwi Photo)

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