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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 191 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATUDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1955 TEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Fresh Fighting Re ported A long Gaza Frontier JERUSALEM {AP) — An Egyptian spokesman said an attack by nine Israeli armored cars precipitated a 45-minute gun duel in the Gaza Strip today. An Israeli Foreign Office spokesman, reporting clashes in the same area, said three Egyptian attempts to invade Israel were repulsed. Tho Egyptian spokesman said the Israeli armored cars approached the Israeli-Egyptian demarcation line south of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip and started firing. The Egyptians returned the fire and the armored cars withdrew, he said . The Israeli spokesman did not pinpoint the three Egyptian thrusts. Neither side reported casualties in today's engagements. It was the second straight day of clashes on the Grza front. The Israelis said two Egyptian platoons attacked advanced Israeli positions yesterday but were repulsed. Observers At Scene U. N. observers went to the scene for an on-the-spot investigation of today's engagements as U.N. and other diplomats worked to restore peace before the flames of battle spread beyond the trigger- happy Israeli-Arab border. Fifty miles south of Gaza, fresh Egyptian troops dug in around their checkpost atop the El Sabha plateau in the demilitarized El Auja-Nizana zone, scene of a 17- Allen to Confer With Egypt And Israel Envoys Ambassadors Called In for Conferences On Mid-East Conflict WASHINGTON OT — The Slate Department called in the Egyptian and Israeli ambassadors for separate meetings today in its drive to keep the Middle East dispute from exploding into a war. Abba Eban, Israel's envoy who is seeking arms from the United States, was slated for a conference! hour battle between Israelis and with Asst. Secretary of State George V. Allen at mid-morning. An hour later. Egypt's ambassador Ahmed Hussein was listed dcpart- mlddle Egyptians Thursday. In referring to the El Sabha post the Egyptians and Israelis seem to be talking about two different places on the snme plateau, which is crossed by the border. Little Trace of Battle The terrain at El Sabha showed little trace of the battle in which the Israelis claimed they killed 50 Egyptians. The Egyptians said , they killed 200 Israelis, a figure Arab-Israeli border the Israeli spokesman have called untrue for days. Correspondents visiting the Egyptian side of the line saw no guns bigger than mortars. There was no evidence or two Sherman tanks which the Egyptians claimed they had used in the fighting and which the Israelis said had been knocked out. There were no reports of re- for talks with Allen—the ment's top specialist eastern affairs. In announcing the meetings last night, the State Department gave no hint of what Allen would tell the two envoys. This, country has been trying urgently to bring an] end to the Arab-Israeli border fighting, fearing It could flare into a renewal of the Palestine war or worse. Counting On UN Before the annoi-ncement, a spokesman had said .the department did not plan to take the same action as the British Foreign Office did earlier this week. The British called in representatives of Egypt and Israel and appealed for restraint. The spokesman said the United newed fighting today on trouble area along the another KEY CLUB SALESMEN — Knocking on doors this week in a light bulb selling campaign will be members of Blytheville High School's Key Club. Senate Agri Committee Hears Texas Farm Plan By OVID A. MARTIN FORT WORTH (AP) — The president of the Texas Farm Bureau Federation 'today offered the Senate Agriculture Committee a new plan to cut the size of the nation's over-expanded farm plant, J. Walter Hammond outlined the i the preceding year's total, each \ the Hammond plan in a statement prepared for] farmer would be required to hearing of the committee whicn j his plnmings in propcrtion. tion among Western diplomats here that he will seek new instructions from Soviet leaders. If the speculation proves true, Western circles hope the result would be to modify Molotov's stand against action on German unification at this time. Whatever the true purpose of his Moscow mission may he, the record of the Geneva meeting so far shows that the Western Big Three foreign ministers have been almost constantly on the offensive and that Molotov has been most frequently in a defensive position. Asked Elections The latest example of this contrast came last night when Dulles, acting for the West, confronted the Soviet foreign minister with proposal for German-wide elects proposals for German-wide elections next September as a first step to- war dcarrying out the Western unification program. Molotov promptly indicated he would reject the. proposal. Dulles, Molotov. British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan and French Foreign Minister Antonie Pinay held their seventh session yesterday and then broke up until next Tuesday. Thereafter they wiil have possibly 10 more meetings before adjournment of the conference, tentatively set for about Nov. 19. Since the Russians normally do not make concessions or spectacular moves until after much hard nl-in a farmer! barR " inin ^ the P°- sm ° n developed ;i— ~ pjan> a a ! thus iar by Molotov is not neces- it; would be free to plant the crops Part of proceeds will go into club's treasury. Above are Jimmy Johnston, John Stovall and Glenn Ladd. {Courier News Photo) West Appears To Be Winning Big Four Battle By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — With Secretary of State Dulles playing the leading role, the Western powers appear to have won the Big Four conference battle with Russia up to this midway point. That may be the real reason Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov is making the long flight to Moscow and back this weekend for consultations with his government. News of hs trip aroused specula-* , _ ^ s touring farming areas seeking; This plan, Hammond said, dif- producer views on how to improve ' 'arm prices and incomes. The committee has alrady been in the Mid and Far' West. fers from present programs in that it would put limitations on a larm- to-farm rather than on commodity basis. Israeli- The bureau leader would have] Present programs authorize lim- States was counting heavily on good offices of the United Nations tt, lessen tension in the Middle East. U.N. Secretary General Ham- marskjold has made proposals to both sides aimed at pacifying the disputed El Auja border zone, and the United States. Britain and France yesterday urged Egypt nnd Israel to accept. Eban met for 50 minutes with Hnmmrskjold. Arriving in Washington late last nisht. the ambassador declined comment on the U.N. efforts or on what he would say to Allen. To List Needs Eban has been expected to submit to State Department officials within the next few days a list of weapons Israel wants from the United States. Secretary of State Dulles has promised "sympathetic consideration" of the request for Arms, which Israel says are need- et to of'set Communist hipments to Egypt. The department officially disclosed for the first time that the Soviet bloc is delivering military supplies to Egypt by the shiploads and that Communist technicians are going along. Press Ofiicer Lincoln White said he had no details on the shipments other than that "several shiploads" have arrived. Nor could he Egyptian border, the Gaza Strip! the Agriculture Department deter-1 Stations only on a number of major some 50 miles north of El Auja. i mine the number of acres required! crops. This leaves farmers free Fighting flared yesterday near the ! to produce crops to supply domes-' to divert land from one crop to lower sector of the strip,' where the tic ana foreign markets. ; another without reducing his total Fight lower Israelis said one of their advanced positions was attacked by two Egyptian platoons. They said the attackers were repulsed. Urtfe Acceptance With other Arab states offering aid to Egypt if needed to meet an attack, the Western Big Three urged Israel and Egypt to' accept a United Nations peace plan fo the El Auja sector. The Western moves were mad< in an effort to avert a renewal o the 1948 Israeli-Arab war. Height ening Western fears were Commu See MID EAST on Page 3 Cuts Required crop' acreage. If this total were smaller than' On his reduced acreage, under , c arily final—although he has so far fought hard to defend it. But the ultimate results of the confer- i ence cannot be known until the he wanted to, unless, of course producers of individual major crops voted to continue present;™ £"""' riEid marketing quotas. I nnal nour ' Hammond suggested that price V\i" Quit Geneva supports of various crops be set atj With the three-day recess in levels which would encourage shifts: prospect, all four ministers made in production from overproduced j plans to quit Geneva. craps t- those In short supply—| Mo i ot0 v left by plane this morn- similar to (he flexible supports ot, h]i , aftcr n thrpe . hour de i liy bc- the to the flexible supports Eisenhower administration farm program. Veteran Police Officer Quits Dick Burns Says Promises Broken Dick Burns, veteran Blytheville police, .officer, said today he has quit Blytheville's police department "because of a series of broken promises." Burns began police work while still in high school in the mid- ( 1930's. w^-r.her it was Russian or Czech | He was desk sergeant under seV experts, or both, who were on the eral mayors, including the n.-iir,in- scene. istration of Doyle Henderson 'our Egypt's arms deal reportedly I years ago and the present admin- involves an 80-million-doilar swap istration with which he rslolned of cotton for guns, tanks, jet plnnes the force in 1954. and submarines from Czechoslovakia. The United States fears the arrangement will not, only arouse Israel but will extend Communist influence in the area through possibly hundreds of technicians being sent along. Egypt's Premier Gnmal Nasser says he can hold down the number of technicians to a safe level. Trie World War II Veteran s.iid he gave Police Chief John Foster notice that he intended to qui: several weeks ago. Burns said his plans for the lu- ture are indefinite. Alcohol Burns Fatal ARLINGTON, Ky. W) — A 69- year-old farmer burned to death yesterday when a stove apparently Ignited an alcohol solution he was using to rub a sore leg. Officials said Burnett Ellis probably had run from his house with his clothing in flames. He was found dead in the yard. No Parade On Nov. 28 Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce announced today that the city' Christmas parade will not be held on Nov. 23 AS prevlo- sly announced. Spokesmen for the merchants division pointed out that the date held conflicts with previously- scheduled events. Details regarding the parade will be announced later. Caruthersville Woman Missing CABUTHERSVILI.E — Mrs. Jenn Pinion, 31, wife of Dr. Joe Pinion', Caruthersville dentist, has been missing since 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to authorities at Pemlscot County sheriff's office. Mrs. Pinion weighs 165 and is Jive feet, eight inches tall. She was last sren driving n 1053 CadUlao convertible with Mis- souri license Y-65-272. She is believed to be suffering from amnesia. Autholrties in Arkansas, Tennessee..Illinois and Missouri have ben asked to assist in the search for the woman. Persons with information are RSked to phone Sheriff's office in C.iri't'—ra- vlllt . , , Latin Bloc Threatening With US on Atom Committee By TOM HOGE iiiii' after a three-hour cause of fog. A Geneva police official said he was told "by the Russians that Mr. Molotov was hurry iny to Moscow but would go through Berlin." Macmillan left for London to confer with the British Cabinet on the Middle East situation and to take part in a parliamentary debate. Pinny headed for Paris. Dulles scheduled a trip to Vienna to nit end the postwar reopen- j ing of the Vienna State Opera to' night. He will go to the island of UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The 20-nation Latin American bloc in the U. N. threat-1 Bi r ioni Sunday for , . . ened today to split with the United States over the makeup of an international committee to study the effects of atomic radiation. The difference arose last night in the U. N. Political Committee. U. S. Ambassador James J. Wadsworth surprised Latin American delegates by indicating the United States £ m ^;f '^teV ^h^wiu" tak^ would reject an appeal from Ecuador to enlarge the proposed 11-member scientific group. • [^ | hc s ,; ccif ' ic recommendations a meeting with President Tito of Yugoslavia. Sometime next week the foreign ministers expect to get around Ecuador wants two Spanish-speaking nations included, among others, V'adsu'orth said he regretted thai-h— he could not support the Ecuador- er.n proposal, which reportedly has the solid backing of the Latin American bloc. He said the United States felt a committee of more than 11 members would be un- wilcly and could defeat the whole purpose of the project. Latin American diplomats said privately that, unless the United States changes its views, it. can- C47 Crashes in River; Four Persons Missing HOLYOKJS, Mass. (AP) — Four persons were rescued not expect their support on the| and f 0 ur more were missing early today in the crash of a C47 Western-backed proposal to set up an international committee of scientists to study the dangers of atomic radiation. Risks Defeat Observers predicted that—with the Soviet bloc and the Arab-Asian states also pressing for larged scientific group—the United States risks defc*' unless it rephrases its proposal. There has been growing dissatisfaction among the Spnnish-speak- ing nations over the Western proposal which • ould name 11 countries to choose scientists for the atomic radiation study committee. The resolution lists Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, India, Japan, Sweden. Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union. Portuguese-speaking Brazil, although on the list, has made it known that it supports the Ecuadorean appeal. Er.uadorean Ambassador Jose Vincenle Trujillo brought matters to a head when he asked the sponsors to add Argentina, Mexico, Belgium and Egypt to their list. Trujillo said that while the group Includes four members of the British Commonwealth, there were no Spanish-speaking nations represented. Under Fire From Rods Th?, rnr" 'on of m?kcmp alrc 1y as been under fire from the Soviet bloc which Insists that Red China nnd Romania be put on thej ist. Tnriln nnd several other Arab-! Asl?n iiM'tv"; ii-"/e cri'^b^d whnt See UN oo l'»f« } int the m j t j dle 0 [ tne Connecticut Kiver during heavy Red China to Try Coffee Growing TOKYO I/Pi — Red China, traditional land of tea, said today it is going to grow coffee. Peiping Radio said a sub-tropical region of Yunan Province in the southwest is being turned into a "mnjor coffee growing area." "The region abounds with wild coffee plants." the broadcast said. "Millions of seedlings will be cultivated and transplanted next spring. The first harvest is expected three years later." Car-Truck Accident In an accident about 9 a.m. today near the intersection of Highway 18 nnd Half Moon Road a car driven by Mrs. Jimmie Garner, Walnut Ridge, was struck from the rear by n truck driven by J. D. Pruitt, County Farm. Mrs. Garner, who was traveling west, told investigating officers she was passing the truck driven by Pruitt wh?n ft pi'.inp on the left hand side of the road forced lier to cut back Into the right lane too quickly atfer braking her car. | The truck struck hflr car. causing drw* lo !'s ' ' k •><;-:!-!• rr'l I bumper, according to police report*, j The Two-engine craft was en- route from Boiling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., to Wcstover Airi | now being worked out by a four- power committee for e:i*inn East- West travel, cultural and commercial relations. But the overriding issues are the related problems of German uni- See BIG FOUR on Pape 3 Son*e Ark-Mo Offices Moved Force Base in nearby Chicopcej Arkansas - Missouri Power Co. this week completed moving some of its departments into newly acquired quarters of the Heath Building at 112 .South Fifth Street. In new offices are the Personnel in central Massachusetts. Department, | Merchandise New Business and Department, Adver- Police said the plane crashed in' ti s mg Department, Home Service Chicks Blast Jackson In 35-14 Tilt JACKSON, Term, — With a few lightning stabs In the opening minutes of play here last night, a heated band of Blytheville Chickasaws ripped into the Golden Bears of Jackson High and cut them into neat little chunks with an easy 35-14 conquest. The Chicks lost no time in ex-+- hibiting their superiority over the discipline-wracked Bears and made a shambles of what remained of the Jackson team after school officials had started the action yesterday morning. Five members of the Bear squad, including co-captain Adam Gay, were suspended by school officials in disciplinary action yesterday, : Chicks Ready But from all reports, that merely brought about another shakeup in the team which had undergone a number of shakeups already during the Bears' losing season. Their record is now 1-5-2. The Chicks, fired-up for the final drive of the season which includes two more games, both on home ground, lashed the Bears to pieces scoring two touchdowns on their first five offensive plays of the game. It took only three plays and less than two minutes for the first score. End Fred Hodge set up the first score on the opening kickoff with a 50-yard return of a short kick behind some devastating blocking that left most of the Bears lying on the ground. Finds Space Abbott smashed for five yards and j Akers drove to eight from where j Abbott struck through a massive! hole at left tackle to the touchdown. Carl H. Johnson Akers kicked the first of five per- New Pastor At Calvary The Rev. Carl H. Johnson has feet placement boots. I been named pastor of Blytheville's After Jackson was held and kicked i Calvary Baptist Church, coming here from First Baptist Church of England, Ark. The Rev. Mr. J ihnson is a native of Oklahoma, having been graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla., with a bachelor of arts degree. He received his bachelor of divinity degree from South-western Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft.. Worth. His wife is the former Virginio Ruth Waters, daughter of Dr. H. to the Chicks, only two plays were needed for the second score. Ed Moore, promising sophomore who started his first, game in place ot senior James Privett, tore around end on a wingbtirk reverse for 25 yards to the Jackson 40. On the next play. Jusgarnaut Abbot, on a reverse, powered off tackle through a few arm t adders to score going away from the 40. The Chicks drove to the 20 the next time they got. the ball, stalled there. but i L- Waters who for 12 years taught ' Bible at Southern Baptist College, But the defense held and they got the bali right back on their own 31 after a Jackson kick. 61) Yardcr This drive, covering 69 yards, re- quirpcj four plays. Walnut Ridge. The Johnsons have four daugh- lers — Carla Ruth, 10; Junaita Gayle. 6; Kathleen Marie, 4, and Sara Lillian. 2. The Rev. Mr. Johnson, who will j be 35 this month, has been in de- Abbott got 14 of them on one| miim ] as an evangelist while hold- piny, but it was costly as he re-in-! j n j,. pastorates and student past- jured his ankle nnd was forced out ; orates in several states. of the Luime. The injury apparently; wasn't too bad. He re-entered the flames .-bout two miles north of; Department and Safety Holyoke near Route 5 and about! merit. three miles from Westover. j Also located in the new building arc offices of the a.ssistunt, to the The transferred to • I , later,j though coaches said this morning | they weren't sure how badly the j ankle had swollen overnight. j Bi£ play of the drive was a 41- i ird pass play from Akr-rs to Fred | Rounsavall. AktTS found Rounsavull. Depart-' the dce P mnn on tne running pass, and the play carried to the Jacksor. 11. Akers roulri have driven a truck through the hole over i;ii;ird on the trap play that followed and he marked up the Chicks' third TD of the first quarter. PARIS -,?' — The French News Agency announced that famous modern pointer Mnurire .Utrillo died today at Dax in southwestern France. Weather Navy Capt. Henry C. Nichols, ed in lhc building. Sr.Iem, Mass.. said by polcie toj be "hitchhiking" a ride home. 1st LI. Joseph M. Delnnrentis, 40, of 1 Latrop St.. South Hartley Falls, Mass. T-Sgt. Richard Gearhard. 32. of 809 Atlantic Ave. Rochester. N.Y. S-Sgt. Alex Wermeichik, Brook lyn, N.Y. Came to House NORTUKAST ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon and tonight, Sunday increas- Fourth score mine in the opening ; m g cloudiness with isolated thun- Sec CHICKS on Page 3 Mrs. Pearl Keller of PoupJikeep- sie, N.Y., visiting at her mother's home on Route 5 near (he crn.sli scene, said she heard an airplane engine sputtering nnd then a splash in the river. She snirt that about 10 minutes later a barefooted survivor appeared nt the house nnd asked her Old Friend Lord Montgomery Calls on Ike at Hospital Today DKNVKR W—The start of his nnt nnd encouraging after the sit' seventh week of hospitnlizntion found President Eisenhower encouragingly bettor today and happily awaiting a conference with British Field Marshal Lord Montgomery. The two old comrades-in-arms of World War II were planning a reunion at 11: (EST) at Fi!/simons • Army Hospital where an X-ray examination yesterday disclosed the President's mending heart "remains normal in size." Doctors were "very pleased" tit to get the police. She quoted the unidentified man as saying, "Thf' 1 !•• -i N°''!'o on t'-n pbnc , , -, See 1'LANK on Page 3 | the heart. They termed It imporM physicians. of any of ting up and walking fie President has done this week. The report strengthened prospects that Eisenhower will be able to fly to Washington next Friday and then ove on to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., a few days later. The final decision will be made tomorrow when Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Boston heart specialist, flies in for his fourt 1 examination of the President. Di. White will hold a news conference some time Sunday afternoon to report on his rnnsultatlons with bedside dershowers, turning colder Sunday afternoon. High this afternoon upper 55s to low 60s, low tonight in the 40s . MISSOURI — Fair, windy and warmer this afternoon; party cloudy tonight and Sunday; warmer southeast tonight; winds shifting to northerly and turning colder northwest tonig! and over state Sunday; much colder west and north portions Sunday; low tonight lower 30s extreme northwest to nea r 50 southeast ; high Sunday lower 50s extreme northwest to mid-70s .southeast. Miixlimim yesterday— 60. Minimum this morning— 35. Sunrise tomorrow— 6:25. Sunset today— 5.03. Mean 'oinpcniUire— 17.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to T p.m.) — none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — w.ia. This Dale Last Year Mnxlimim yesterday -—4*. Minimum this inornlnR- -30. PreclpltMtou *a. 1 U

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