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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 192 Bly theville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLR, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* City Votes Tomorrow; Record Is Expected Continued fair weather, which may turn colder, is expected to bring a record turnout of voters in the municipal election here tomorrow. Chances look good for establishing a 4,000 vote high. Adlai Backers Look to Rayburn In Dixie Issue Texan May Throttle Any Anti-Stevenson Coalition in South By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Lfl — Supporters of Adlai E. Stevenson were re ported counting heavily today on Speaker of the House Sam Ray burn (D-Tex) to help head off any ar.ti-Stevenson coalition in the South. Sen. Russell (D-Ga), a Southern leader, predicted meantime that Stevenson will be the nation's next president and said "I don't see how he can possibly lose the Democratic nomination." He commented during a locally telecast interview in Atlanta. Stevenson is expected Jo announce formally next week his candidacy for the 1956 Democratic presidential nomination. Spearheading Fipht Rayburn is spearheading a fightj in Texas to take that state's Dem-j ocrntic party machinery away i from Gov. Allan Shivers. The Tex-j as governor supported President! Eisenhower in 1952 and has announced he will be for "practically anybody" — including a Republican — over Stevenson next year. While a victory for the Ray- 1 That would top the previous high of 3,600 which was set in the municipal elections of 1951. , In that race, present Mayor E. R. Jackson ran against Doyle Henderson. It is Jackson's race which is generating much of the heat in the present election. He is being challenged for the position by Second Ward Alderman Toler Buchanan. The race has developed into a. keen rivalry. "Not Broke" Jackson said today the city is not broke. He said there is now 531,030 in the general fund, which recently was fattened by a $20,000 advance from the county and a $17,000 loan from the parking meter fund. Jackson said there is nearly $12,000 in the street fund, $7,000 of which came from a check from the state on Oct. 8, and $2,600 in the parking meter fund. He was answering Buchanan charges that the city is in poor financial condition. Fluoridation Water fluoridation has provided the election in Blytheville with number of interesting sidelights. A baby-sitting- service is being supplied by Blytheville Junior Aux- liary, leader in the pro-fluoridation movement. By telephoning 3-6861, Mrs. Dick White and Mrs. Bill Rader will provide sitters between the hours of Busy Session In Pemiscot County Court CARUTHERSVILLE — date for the preliminary hearing of Eva , Jane Mitchell. 40. of Holland Negro burn group next year would not be; u . oman charffed with first d ree likely to result in a Texas dde-| , mirder has et been Ket acc ° OI . rj _ gation pledged to .Stevenson, thej ing to Jonn Bay j,-., Magistrate 2:30 and 5:00 tomorrow. Dr. W, T. Rainwater, who heads the Community Council for Fluoridation, is to speak on KLCN at 8:55 or 9:05 a.m. tomorrow the time is not definite. Other Mississippi County towns are having elections alsi. At Osceola, Mayor Ben P. Butler, who is seeking to fill that post for years No. 19 and 20, is having his first, opposition after nine years. He is being challenged by James Hyatt, Osceola attorney. Other elections are at Dell, Luxora and Keiser. Here is a rundown on Blytheville Ward races with incumbents named first: Ward One—Bill Walker vs. K. M. .Larkin. Ward Two—(No incumbent) Jimmy Stevenson vs. Cecil Lowe. Ward Three— E. M. Terry vs. Jimmy Lentz. Ward Four—Leslie Moore, unopposed. Polls open at 8 a.m. and are closed at 6:30 p.m. Here are polling places in Blytheville: Ward One— Seay Motor Co., City Hail. Ward Two—Blytheville Water Co. Noble Gill Pontiac Co. Ward Three—No. 2 Fire Station. Ward Four — Moore Bros. Store. speaker's influence would be counted upon to prevent that Mate's 51! nomination convention votes from gravitating toward a stop-Stevenson movement. Some backers of Stevenson have been looking askance at the re- Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader who has Inside Today's Courier News . . . Six Major Bowl Berths Still Open . , , Lunghorn-Frog Winner .May Host Cotton Bowl . . . Sports . . . Pages 14-15 . . . . . . Think. Then Vote But Be Sure to Do Both . . . Editorial , . . I'ajje Six . . . Tomorrow Is 60th Birthday of Science's 'Peeping Tom' . . . Page 18 ... Dulles.StassenMap Arms Talk Strategy Tito Joins Demand For Independence For Soviet Satellites BRIONI, Yugoslavia (AP) — Marshal* Tito put his weighi today behind the West's demand that Soviet-found satellite states of Eastern Europe be given their independence anc freedom of action. As a leading statesman in the* Balkans, he apparently has been asked also to use his influence for peace between Israel and the Arab states during a trip he is planning to Egypt,. These were the highlights of seven-hour talk yesterday between the President of Communist Yugoslavia and U. S. Secretary of State Dulles in the dramatic setting of Tito's Adriatic Island re- ,reat. Tito took Dulles for a ride in lis white speedboat to the nearby sland of Vanga, which he uses for swimming and , clambakes. There hey had a heavy lunch, with Tito's Try This Tomorrow Questions of vital interest to all Blytheville residents will be decided by voters in tomorrow's municipal election. Pre-election interest indicates a record-setting vote may be cast in one oi the hottest city elections in recent years. Will you be among those who fail to express a preference on the issues and candidates? Court clerk. Bay said thai a court reporter! will have to be present for the! hearing and that date of the hear-j ing would be set dependent upon j the availability of a reporter. The Mitchell woman is accused Of fatally stal ng Viola Piigh, 37, Negro near Holland Oct. 28 dur- been suggesting to a number of ing an argument over .some money The Push woman was stabbed in Democrats that what he calls the moderates of the party ought to the face and shoulders police said. Israel and Egypt Sound New Armistice Violation Charges control the next convention, have ,1 The Mitchell woman is being held S«™T thTXina^'/r; •?£ I in A" r^fJr „,„„ .,„ fol ,n tl JERUSALEM (AP) - A new shower-of charges of violations of the Palestine armistice tremists." j guilty of gambling with a minor; confronted peacemakers today in the troubled Middle Last. Not Clear | and supplying Mquor to a minor in! They included an Israeli declaration that Egyptian troops were entrenched in the de-mil- Maeistrnte Court last week. i Harized zone of the Egyptian Sinai, "constituting a longstanding violation and a threat to civil- Elmer Wessie Stephens, pleaded! ^ j^ » 5JP 5 & 5 An Israeli Foreign Office spokes- ; checkposts with a total of 30 sol- t U. N, truce supervisor oung wife Jovanka, presiding at :he bar. : Newsmen Feted Then Tito played host in his pa- atial home for the first time to he large group of accompanying ewspaper correspond :ts who trolled about a black marble re- •eption room admiring the white .nd gold piano, oil paintings of : ude cherubs and ladies, and a collection of ship models. Sitting beside Tito, who later said he was in agreement, Dulles told reporters: "We .were of common accord in recognizing the importance of independence for thse East European states, noninteference from the outside in their international affairs, and the right to develop their own .social and economic order in ways of their choice. These words would apply to Hungary. Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Poland. They Indicated that Tito's views had not been changed by the visit of Soviet Premier Bulganin an ' Communist Soviet Observes Anniversary Of Revolution Little Emphasis Placed on Military During Celebration MOSCOW (#>— The Soviet Union today . celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution with a massive parade which played down Soviet military might. No new juris, armor or aircraft Whether Johnson now consigns Stevenson as a "moderate" appar- entlv is not quite clear to the Stevenson camp. Johnson campaigned a } . h BU : v to the im * and for Stevenson in ma. iind received days suspended | ^ «*> Some Stevenson strategists pro-| Stephen's righgt thumb was in- fess belief Johnson may retainj jured by a pistol shot recently in some designs on the nomination j connection with the incident Bradfor himself despite his midsummer j ford was fined $25 and given a sus- heart attack. j pended 30 day sentence. Other Stevenson supporters arei Change of Venue wondering- also whether a com pro- Marcus Bounds, who works at mise between Johnson and Shiv Bounds' Liquor Store in Gobler, has er.s on Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey as been granted a change of venue the new Texas national commute- from Magistrate Court to Circuit ,man might signify ea working! Court after claiming he thougght agrement between the two. j he would not be treated without pre- Johnson is credited with sug-j Judlce by Judge Sam Corbett. gesting Ramsey, who was nomi- i .said "Israel is fully aware of j the presence of Egyptian troops" j in the zone, opposite the scene of diers. Israel also accused Egypt of a new raid near the Gaza strip. party leader Khrushchev last spring. "Step by Step" Dulles said he and Tito also were agreed "the German question must be settled gradually, step by setp. f H was evident, however, that returned i they did not see last week's bloody El Sabha clash. I • Other claims and counterclaims The .spokesman said, "prohibited[ were echanged by Jordan and Is- numbers" of troops were in the —' eye to eye on ail J German question i r e a whore the armistice agreements permits only three Egyptian nated by both parties in 1952 but voted Democratic, to replace the ousted Wright Morrow, who joined Shivers in supporting Eisenhower that year. Bounds is charged with selling Retail Group Ballots Mailed liquor on Sunday, a felony. He is bond. Ballots were sent, out today containing the names of candidates for offices in the retail merchants division of tiie Chamber of Commerce. Car Is Stolen $40. „ ,. ,. , „ : Jack Duke of Portageville was Police are still looking for a 19al ; boimd ^ vei . to Circlllt Coml after two-tone Chevrolet which was st:>l- j preliminary hearing on a charge !f) L I of leaving the snene of an accident He was committed to jail with bai set at $2,000. C:ise Dismissed The state dismissed a charge o: Sec COURT on Page 12 en from the Suilivan-Nelpon about 3:30 a. m. yesterday. The car has a gray bottom and ivory too and b?ars Arkansas li- ceira 250-259. the police department said. free on a $500 .security Willie Stovall Smith, Ste was found guilty of petit larceny i' inose electea wl " **& oince uec. i nnd was fined $25 and sentenced to! and sevve tnrou 8 h 19; ' G 60 days in the county jail. Smith! Ballots must be returned to the was charged with stealing a pair I Chamber of Commerce office at City of trousers and a coat valued at! Hall in person or by mail not later than 5 p. m. Friday, manager Jada McGuire reported today. Candidates are for president. B. G. j Reed and J. L. Westbrook Jr.; vice j chairman, Norwood Courtney nnd j Larry Katz; treasurer, Bob Bay and ' rael. Jordan charged lotvel with five fresh armistice violations and the! latest u - N Israelis countered with n claim ('.at Jordan troops dynamited two houses in a border village near Kfar Saba in central Israel. Serious View The Israeli-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission met last night to take up the dynamiting charge., The Israeli delegate said his gov-' eminent takes "a most serious i i view of this attack. Any repetition! | of such incidents is liable to have serious repe:cu.'.;ions." Maj. Gen. Edson L. M. Burns., from conferences in New York and! details of the German qi London on the tcn.^e border situa-l which has deadlocked the Geneva ti° n - I foreign ministers conference, He conferred immediately with! Asked by reporters about meth- truce organization officials and; ods of settling the problem, the called for meetings with Israeli; secretary said, "that's another and Arab representatives on thej question. We shall see." to R ase bor-| indicating they had marie a wide swincr through questions besetting. were displayed in a brisk, 20-minute arms demonstration, the brief- i est observers ever witnessed this holiday. While the ceremony steered clear of emphasis on military potential, there was no lack of pomp on this biggest holiday in the So viet Union. Headed by Bulganin Standing atop the Lenin-Stalin mausoleum, party and government leaders watched stolidly as the marchers fild past in sunny but cold weather. Pleading the party of top leaders were Premier Nikolni Bulganin and Communist parly chief Nikita S. Khrushchev. Defense Minister Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov, who took the salutes, made a mild opening address. Some spectators thought the Soviets were bending over backward to support *' eir contention they are peace-loving, unaggressh - and friendly and thus help their own position at the Big Four foreign ministers' conference in Geneva. der. Stolen Cor Hit by Train ;en received from E^ypt on Hie 1 A M ^ • •nse-ffre appeal but he did not f\ L \^ j OSS/.I7CJ sclose its contents. Egypt's orig-j ' ** Scheele Again Praises Salk Polio Vaccine WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeon General Leonard Scheele said today that results of using Salk polio vaccine this year "give strong evidence that children who receive even one dose were substantially protected against paralytic polio." "Preliminary data show," he added, "that paralytic attack rates In vaccinated children have been lower by 67 to 90 per cent .than in unvaccinated children of the same ages." He gave the appraisal in an address prepared for the 62nd annual convention of the Assn. of Military Surgeons of the United States. He predicted the eventual elimination of paralytic polio as "another triumph of preventive medicine and public health," which he said have made progress also against other diseases. "It would seem then," he added, "that another generation—two or three decades hence—the population of the United States could be as free of general disease, tuberculosis, paralytic poliomyelitis, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and the complications of ttreptococctl infection! u It U to- dny from smallpox, typhoid fever, yellow fever and malaria." Spud Only Loot BOISE, Idaho iff] — There was a weekend burglary attempt at a local grocery. Total loss: one potato. Police said someone forced open a sliding door, cut open a sack of Potatoes just inside and tossed a spud across the alley. But they didn't try to enter the store. Miners' Bodies Found SAPPORO, Japan (/P)—Nine more bodies were recovered today nt the Mojlrl Mine, bringing to 57 the known death toll In last Tuesday's underground explosion. Three miners Mill are missing. Thirty were rescued. A. H. Bay. More Heeded For LR Trip Wanted ~ by the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce — seven Chamber members lo go to Little Rock Thursday morning for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce workshop! Some 18 chamber members have already signed up for the chartered bus trip to the .state capital. Twenty-five men arc needed to reach the charter minimum and a maximum of 37 can be taken on the bus trip. Bob Logan, president of the chamber, said today, "Reservations are still being taken for the charter bus trip to Little Rock." The leaders' workshop, to be held at the Lafayette Hotel, is .the first iuch meeting to be held in Arkansas. The chartered bus is scheduled to leave Blytheville at 4:30 a.m. Thursday nnd return about B p, m. that evening. "Those who attend are promised most interesting day of activi- ,les," said Jada McGuire. chamber manager. TB Fund Drive Opens in City Campaign for funds for the County Tuberculosis Association opened in BJ.ytheville's business district today under the direction of Mrs. Max Usrey. Civic clubs. PTA's and church groups are supplying most of the volunteer workers for the downtown drive which will last for about one week. Annual mailing of TB Christmas seals will be made on Nov. 16, Mrs. Frances GammilJ, executive secretary of the Association, stated. Blytheville is the only town in the county where canvassing is not handled by mail. \e«' Reply Received The proposal is reported to call for troop withdrawals from the El Auja-Nizana demilitarized zone, where the El Sabha clash occurred, and for clear marking of the area along Egypt's border. i Albert Grand, truce organization J spokesman, said a new reply h;id ! bei cei dis< inal reply to the Nov. 3 appeal had been regarded a" vague. An Israeli spokesman lus described his government/R '-pply to the appeal as saying in effect ''if they don't start -hootinc, we won't." Grand pointed out there h:ui been, no major GUI burst of violence since the 17-hour El S;ibha battle Thursday, nnd assorted the situation "isn't ''/holly satisfactory yet, but there is at least a cie facto cease-fire. That's the important thing." the Middle East as well as Eastern See TITO on Page 12 US Income Total Sets New Record WASHINGTON t.-Pf—The total income of all Americans hit an in- nual rate of 307 H- billion dollars in September—a record rate nearly 20 billion dollars higher than a year earlier. Announcing this last night, the Commerce Department said the annual rate of personal 1 income in September topped the August figure by nvo billion dollars. Big 4 Meet To Resume Tomorrow By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles conferred today with disarmament expert Harold Stassen. He opened a drive to get Russian participation in measures designed to make a massive surprise attack by either America or the Soviet Union impossible. Dulles returned from the Yugoslavia resort of Brioni last night with an agreement from Marshal Tito that the Soviet satellite states of Eastern Europe should regain their independence. This was regarded in Western quarters here as a boost for the American campaign to keep alive the quest for freedom in the Iron Curtain countries, especially since it \vas only a few months ago that Soviet leaders tried to talk Tito back into the satellite fold. Dulles met with his staff this morning and conferred with various delegation members. Stassen arrived here Saturday. As President Eisenhower'ss pecial adviser on disarmament he willf participate with Dulles in the disarmament phase of Big Pour conference talks ter this week. f Could Bring: Other Steps Secretary of State Dulles, it was learned, will tell Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov that Agreement on such measures — keyed .o President Eisenhower's U. S.- Soviet aerial inspection plan ,— could, be followed readily by other steps leading to worldwide arms reduction and. control of atomic weapons. Dulles is prepared to assure Molotov that while the United Slatei; considers aerial inspection .an essential measure in preventing surprise attack, it is prepared to consider any other suggestions for ac,ion the Soviets may put forward. Meanwhile, a committee of Big Pour experts seeking agreement on the lo wring of Iron Curtain barriers to develop East-West contacts have found the "Spirit of Geneva" wearing thin. • Authoritative sources say three days of secret negotiations between representatives of the Big Three Western Powers and the Soviet Union have failed to produce agreement on any major point. The Russians have rejected proposals for a freer exchange of ideas and information except on technical matters. They want Western scientists, engineers and agronomists to contribute their know-how to the Soviets, but they i.mintain other exchanges would be "dangerous interference" in Soviet internal affairs. Turned Down Demands Big T h.r e e negotiators have turned down Russian demands to end the West's ban on the sale of strategic goods to the Soviet bloc and have refused to discuss a Corn- See BIG 4 on Pafje 12 Apple Crop Stopped This month's cold \voiither nipped J- N. Moody's apple crop. Moody, who lives at 2217 Carolyn, re-ported his three-year-old tree was well into its second crop of apples before frost cut short its el forts. In an accident at the Moultrie Street crossing of the Frisco Railroad about 7 p.m. last night, a northbound Frisco Diesel engine struck a. late model stolen car which was traveling east on Moultrie. The car, which sustained damages to its left rear bumper, was carried 60 feel, down the railroad ri^ht of way. Engineer of the locomotive was W. F. Houseman, Chaffce, Mo. A brakeman riding- in the cab told investigating officers he saw two persons jump from the car and flee across a cotton field. Police reported the damaged car was stolen from the used car lot of Phillips Motor Co. The two men who fled the wreck are still at large and unidentified. Port Officials Meet HOLLYWOOD (IT)— Port officials r rom 17 countries are meeting today .0 discuss a proposed organization ;o standardize world port practices and promote wat«r-borne commerce. No New Clues on Missing Housewife By SON.VV SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVII, LE — The search for a Caruthersville dentist's wife who neighbor's car and er was gone when they awakened. Dr. Woodrow Lamb, who lives next door to the Pinions In Cam- thersville's Parkview section, borrowed o phoned to ask Dr. Pinion the disappeared] where abonts of Mrs. Pinion. Weather last Thursday morning dragged In- j Lamb revealed that after back- to its fifth day today with no new i ing his car from his garage developments reported. ! that Mrs. Lamb could leave ... Police In four states have been ; their other automobile, Mrs. Pin- asked to watch for Mrs. Jean Pin- ion borrowed his 1953 ton, 31, wife of Dr. Joe Pinion. Dr. Pinion, son of the late D. D. Pionon, former mayor of Caruthersville, said he woke up at 5 grey Cadillac Convertible coupe because the seats in the Pinion car were wet because of rain. Dr, Pinion snld thnt he had not - ... . Thursday morning to find his wife j had any marital difficulties up but in her sleeping garments. He said that she told him she j had not been able to sleep but! would call him nt 8 a.m. j He went back to sleep nnd woke! tip nt 9:10 to find his wife missing. His two children, Joe, 9, and Melodic, 7, were playing in another Jin room and told him that their moth-1 . with his wife but that she had made n mysterious trip on Wednesday. He said thnt he returned from a hunting trip Wednesday afternoon to find his wife gone. When she returned iwo hours later she explained thnt she had been the neiphborond of Sttvle See WOMAN on I'agc 12 nnd NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and a little cooler this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; Wednesday fair and cool. High this afternoon near 60; low tonight low 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI _ partly cloudy this allcrnoon; colder southeast; generally fair and continued quite cool this afternoon and Tuesday; low tonight near 20 north and middle 20s south; high Tuesday 40 north to •15 south. Maximum Sftttirduy—67. Minimum Sundtiy—35. MtiKlmum yesterday—fiO. Minimum this morning—30. Sunrise tomorrow—6:27. .Sunset toclny—5:01, Menu tempornture— 45. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to '7 p.m.)—none. rreclpltntlon .ran. i lo dalp—45.13. Tills l).ilr l.asl Yrar Maximum yestcrdfly—ed. Minimum this mornlnK—40. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dite—31.03. I Ike to Decide Today When to Quit Hospital By MAHVIN L. AKKOWSM1TH DENVER (AP) — This is a big day for President Eisenhower. He decides today on the basis of doctors' advice whether Lo leave the hospitafFriday and fly back to Washington. Dr. Paul Dudley White, the em nent Boston heart specialist, ranged to give the President full report on his condition, outline a further convalescence program for the immediate future, then let him pick the date for return to the capitnl. In advance of the White session BULLETIN DENVER «•> — President Eisenhower will leave the hospital Friday and fly hack to Washington, but his doctors said today it may be late January or early February before he is in a position to decide whether to sock reelection. with Eisenhower, White House Press Secretory James C. Hagerty snid the "best guess" still is that the President will check out of FHzsimons Army Hospital Friday, the day tentatively fixed by physi- clnns there. No Word That will be .seven weeks after Ills Sept. 24 henrt attack and nearly three months after he arrived in Denver Aug. 14 for a work nnd piny vncntion. The next item on the President's agenda for the day was a business meeting with Secretary of Welfare FoLsom. Secretary of Commerce Weeks, will see the President a fter lie returns East. The present, plan is for Eisenhower to stay at the White House in Washington next weekend, then travel on to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., probably a week from today. White arrived here yesterday afternoon for his fourth examination of the preside- in six w!cs. The physician went immediately to the hospital, consulted at length with the staff doctors nnd then spent some time with Eisenhower. Seven Weeks There was no immediate word on the conclusions reached, but medical bulletins from the hospital continued to report the President's condition was satisfactory. Because tt has been satisfactory so long, the doctors now are putting out just that simple statement without detail. Last night Eisenhower tnd his wife went to a muslcale In the hospital auditorium. They heard a Denver choral group sing some of the President's favorite operetta numbers from "The Student Prince," "The Red Mill," "New Moon" aud "XlM D«Mrt Song."

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