The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 23, 1956
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BLYTHEVIEtE-eOURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MtWiPAPW O BOKO***? ABKAN8A8 AMD SOUTHEAST M1SSOUM VOL. LI—NO. 281 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally Nem Mississippi Valley Leader Blytbeville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1956 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FITS CENT! Ike's Release Of Uranium Is Dare to Reds THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower's new program for releasing a billion dollars worth of uranium at home and abroad for peaceful atomic projects presented a challenge to Russia today to follow suit. — ' —r- * The President Nehru Sees Changes In Red Outlook Says Russia Moving Closer To Normalcy NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Prime Minister Nehru said today the .20th Soviet Communist party Congress brought "welcome" changes in the Red Outlook. He said these changes were "taking the Soviet Union closer and closer to normalcy." He suggested, in a talk to Parliament, that Communists outside Russia should follow the example of the Soviet party. Nehru said rebellion in many parts of India over the question of redrawing the map Was a "preliminary to civil war" and blamed Indian Communists for planning to '"carry India's disruption to extreme limits," "Disgrace to All" Devoting the latter half of his 85-minute speech to internal events, Nehru referred to the recent Bombay language riots, saying: "What happened is a disgrace to every one ot us." Regarding a proposed Communist-led civil disobedience campaign scheduled for Calcutta tomorrow, Nehru appealed to the opposition, especially the Reds. Answered Communist "It is not patriotic or wise or reasonable to do__anything in the present violent iiiood of the country which, even by the fault of the government or police, may lead- to violence," he said. When a Communist shouted, Nehru raised his voice: "I know you want to carry the linguistic war to every village—carry the process of disruption of India to the extreme limit." Guard Unit Is Named Honor Group The honor company plaque was awarded last night to Company "M." 143rd Infantry of the Arkansas National Guard at the Blytheville Armory. The presentation was made by Battalion Commander Col. McDaniel for best company achievement during the last quarter of 1955. The award sealed a successful three-week recruiting drive by the local company. Its new-members qucta was seven and 12 were sworn in. Total strength of Company "M" is now 110, including four officers, highest it has..ever been. Only 68 mode the two-week encampment at Ft. Polk, La., last year. Papers have already been prepared for another 10 recruits. They will probably be sworn in next week Although the drive is over, young men wishing to join the Guard may still do so. May of this year is the deadline-. The Armory is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The telephone number is 3-6778. Temperance Film To be Shown Here "Far from Alone,"~the film prepared by the General Board of Temperance of the Methodist Church, will have a premier show- Ing in Blytheville tonight. Blytheville was named as one of 32 cities' in Arkansas and Louisiana to premier the show. It will be shown at First Methodist Church sanctuary at 7:30 in a meeting open to the public. announced late yesterday that the United States will make available 88,000 pounds of atomic material, uranium 235, r American firm to friendly nations In a demonstration of "our faith that the atom can be a powerful instrument for the promotion of world peace." His announcement came just one day after Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin had stated that, "We communists must fully place the greatest discovery of the 20th century — atomic energy — a' the service of ... the cause of building communism." None to Russia Bulganin pictured. Russia "ahead of other countries" in the peaceful uses of atomic energy, but did not talk of sharing atomic materials. Actually, Eisenhower- barred distribution of any of the 88,000 pounds of U.S. U-235 to the Soviet Union and its satellites, as well as to any other nations presently producing the material. But with those exceptions the President said the supply will be furnished "over a period of years" for research and development purposes and for fueling nuclear power reactors both "at home and abroad." Half of the supply, 44,000 pounds, will be leased in the United States for civilian purposes, "principally for power reactors." Eisenhower said in : statement at his vacation head "quarters here. The other half will be sold or leased abroad for peaceful purposes, mainly research and power reactors. That 44,000 pounds is in addition to 440 pounds already made available for. research actors abroad. Subject t« Safeguard The President said distribution "will be subject to prudent safeguards 'against diversion of the materials to non-peaceful purposes." And he said that releasing the supply won't interfere with carrying out "our responsibilities in the development of atomic energy for the common defense and security of. the United States." Eisenhower , said, "Mankind's hopes and aspirations for peace and greater well-being are closely linked to the world's progress in developing the peaceful uses of atomic energy.". He added that the new program Atomic E n e / g y Commission, he announced 'demonstrates the in the possibilities of developing confidence ,of the United States nuclear power for civilian uses. In an accompanying statement, Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the called Eisenhower's action "the most important step towards peaceful uses of atomic energy since passage of the Atomic'En- ergy Act of 1954." That law authorized distribution of uranium for peaceful atomic projects. In Municipal Court Will Wheeler pleaded guilty to drunk driving and Herbert Goodman" forfeited bond on a similar offense in Municipal Court today. Wheeler was fined $100, costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Goodman forfeited Sill.75 bond. James Bedford forfeited $61.75 bond on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Don W. Ayers forfeited a $10 speeding bond. Leachville Cubs Get State Win The Leachville Cubs were victorious In their first action in the Class A Junior Boys state basketball tournament being held at Leachville They defeated Hoxie, 51-36, and play Smackover tonight at 8 o'clock. Reds Honor Foster TOKYO VP> — Peiping radio broadcast 75th birthday greetings today from the Chinese Communist party's Central Committee to William 'Z. Foster, national chairman of the U.S. party. Farm Bill Debate Begins in Senate KNOTTY PROBLEM — Don Coleman, Peggy Rowe, Patsy Henson and Davis Cobb ponder problems confronting Peggy in Mind-Set, a comedy by Merle Bouton. In the Blytheville High School senior class play which will be staged tomorrow night, Peggy can't make up her mind which suitor suits her. It's one-half of the BHS bill of fare, the other being a drama, Minor Miracle, by Verne Powers. Crowbing of senior Queen Sue Owens gets things started at 7:30. (Courier News Photo) For Mideast Tank Deal: Dulles Expected to Cite US' Security Interests 1 By JOHN M. HIGHTOWBR * WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles is expected to tell senators tomorrow that vital security interests in the Middle East dictated the U. S. decision to send 18 light tanks to Saudi Arabia. . - . , Officials indicated this line of Mate by next June_a renewal of argument today as Dulles, just back from a 10-day vacation, settled down to a quick review of the situation in prepa'raton for critical questioning by the Senate Foreign Relations Informants said Committee, one issue which Dulles will take a new look is Israel's request, pending since last November, for 50 million dollars worth of weapons to counter Egypt's arms purchases from Communist Czechoslovakia. There is considerable speculation in the State- Department that Dulles may soon decide, subject to approval by President Eisenhower, to sell Israel some defensive weapons such as antiaircraft guns or jet fighter planes. Question Still Open However, informed officials said this question is still open. They said there has been no change in the policy of delaying a decision on the request while seeking by diplomacy to ease ' Ara-Israel tension. On his return from the Bahamas Islands yesterday, Dulles said he first learned of the uproar over the shipment of Arabia when he tanks to Saudi reached Miami and began to "read the papers." Officials said the basic line of argument prepared for Dulles covers these main points: 1. The United States must nego- air base rights' at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. That base is one of a chain which the U. S. government considers vital to its retaliatory striking power. 2. The Soviet Union has been making overtures to Saudi' Arabia and Is prepared to sell that nation arms. J. The United States has in Saudi Arabia important oil rights which might be Jeopardized by a worsening of relations with that country. 4. The government decided when the tank sale,was approved last fall that the increase in Saudi Arabian military strength would not materially affect. the over-all military balance between Israel and the Arab bloc. State Department press officer Lincoln White told newsmen there was nothing in Mr. Allen's statement "which changed in any way" the statement Issued Saturday night. When the State Department lifted the stop order on shipment of the tanks, it put out a statement recalling a 1950 American-British- French declaration which it noted opposed an Arab-Israeli arms race, hut recognized that the Middle East states needed armed forces for internal security and legitimate defense purposes. Gore Set to Head Probe of Lobbying By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) appeared today to be in line to head a special committee created by the Senate and given broad powers to search for any improper or illegal lobbying or campaign financing. Four Democratic and four Re- chairman, but informed sources publican senators are to be named' to the investigating committee, Advance word sources was that, probably later in the day. from Senate In addition to Gore, the Democrats likely to be appointed are Senators Kennedy of Massachusetts, McClellan of Arkansas and either Mansfield of Montana or Anderson of New Mexico. Hit Snags Republicans evidently' were running into some snags in making up their slate. Efforts reportedly were being made to persuade Senators Bridges of New Hampshire, Bricker of Ohio and Thye Minnesota to accept assignment. The appointments are to be made by Vice President Nixon, on the recommendations of Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Republican Leader Knowland of California. Members of the committee, once appointed, will elect their own Luxora Negro Tells All in Tale of Six Cars In 1949, Ephrlam Sorrels, a Luxora Negro family man with seven sons •nd lour daughters, purchased a, 1941 Bulck. It didn't ran well. It burned. ' The Insurance company, on Sorrels' claim, gave him a 1940 Dodge. It ran pretty good. In 1990, Sorrels traded for a 1941 Ford. It ran only passing fair. It burned. The Insurance company gave Sorrels a 1940 Chevrolet, The Sorrels graduated to a 1850 Chevrolet — no' Insurance, Incidentally — and ttMT wir* tflMatlaiied. They purchased a 19S3 Chevrolet. Berryman. Under questioning, Charles William told the story and sign- Insurance was taken out. According to an IB-year-old son, Charles William, the family "had quite a bit of trouble" with that 1953 model. It got hit by a train. Railroads are curious. They do not like to hit cars, especially where 12,000 damage Is done to an electric switch and when train wheels are flattened as the engineer clamps on the brakes trying to avoid an accident, : FrlKo. Railroad enlisted the aid of the ottlot <* Sheriff William «d a confession. ' He said he parked the car on the Gilcrest road crossing between Blytheville and bsceola, alighting and running lo safely before Ihe train (truck. He Just knew^the Insurance company would give his father a better car. Which the Insurance did. The next day. Berryman said young Sorrels will he given the opportunity of retelling hit itory In Circuit Court. said Gore was virtually certain to be selected. Gore was going ahead with plans for a broad investigation by the Senate Elections subcommittee, of which he is chairman, when Senate leaders stepped in and said they favored setting up a special bipartisan committee to conduct the inouiry. Sponsored Move Johnson and Knowland joined in sponsoring the move for an election-year investigation of "at- temps to influence improperly or illegally" the Senate or Its members through campaign contributions, political activities, lobbying or any other practices. Before the resolution was adopted by a 79-1 vote, it was broadened to cover any attempts to exert similar influence on candidates for the Senate "or any officer or employe of the executive branch" of the government. Demands for a broad-scale in- See PROBE on Page I Others Invited To Pol ice Courses Invitations have been sent to seven towns in this area inviting police officers to attend the Blythevllle police school, scheduled to start here April 2. Mayor Toler Buchanan has -sent letters to the 'mayors of Hnytl, Ca- ruthersvllle, Kennett, Stecle, Osceola, Manila and Lenchvllle, extending the Invitation. Severity hours of Instruction will be given attending pO" ce officers to four-hour dally sessions. Meany and NAM Official Meet To Talk Peace To Discuss Hatchet Burying Between Labor, Management By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON lit)—Two men, spokesmen for organized labor and industry, arranged a friendly luncheon meeting today to see Whether they can negotiate a labor-management peace plan for the nation. The meeting George Meany, brings together 61-year-old former Bronx plumber now presitlen 1 of the newly combined AFL-CIO and Charles R. Sligh Jr.. 49-year- old former water ski champion now chairman of the executive committee of the National Assn of Manufacturers. Their aim was to discuss how labor and management generally can bury the hatchet, work to gether, and resolve peaceably whatever difficulties they may have. Good Will Both apparently approachec their peacemaker roles with gooc will. They said they had no ad vance reservations and that there cord. A still deep-rooted antagonist in many quarters between bos: and worker, however, kept slim the odds in favor of their accom plishing any lasting or binding agreement. Arranging the meeting took bit of doing. Meany initiated th project after successfully maneu vering a merger of his AFL with the rival CIO. That also had been considered virtually an impossi bility. Sllgh accepted Meany's proposa that they get together to see wha they could work out, but it tool two months for them to arrang a mutually acceptable time and place. A number of prior attempts to arrange labor-management peace agreements have foundered The latest major effort was one called by then President Truman after World War n. The meeting was a lop, and was followed quickly by the worst series of strikes in American history. However, during the 1942-45 era top union and management leaders quietly held regular secret dinner sessions in Washington and managed to Iron out many production problems at a time when their common aim was to win the war. Hassle over Flexible Vs. Rigid Price Supports Is on By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over flexible vs. rigid farm price supports shifted :rom committee rooms to the Senate floor today. Sen. Ellender (D-La) called for a return to higher supports levels as the only means to 'put more dollars into the farmers' pockets without delay." But even as he opened debate on * . , • —————^——— he election year farm bill late yesterday, an Amendment was offered to continue the present flexible scale. Voting on this and other controversial provisions of the measure will not start before next week at the earliest. Final Vole Next Week? Ellender pleaded for a final vote early next week, saying passage by both the Senate and the House should be completed by March 15 "if this bill is to do any good at all during the 1956 crop year." But Sen. Aiken (B-Vt) said in an interivew, "We'll be lucky to get a final (Senate) vote by next Thursday or Friday." Ellender is chairman and Aiken the senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, which by an 8-7 vote included a return to high, rigid price supports on basic crops in an omnibus farm bill which also would establish a soil bank and acreage reserve system of crop reduction asked by President Eisenhower. Other Changes The measure also would make a number of other changes in farm laws designed largely to halt 8 decline in farm prices and farmers' income. A number of senators, offering amendments, Indicated they hope to rewrite sections of the bill on the floor. The amendment to stick with the administration's flexible and lower system of price supports which became law in 1954 was offered by Sen. Anderson (D-NM) with support from Aiken and Senators Holland (D-Fla), Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), Schoeppel (R- Kan) and Williams (R-Del). To Limit Amount Among others were proposals to limit to $35,000 or $50,000 the amount 01 crop support loan? which could be obtained by any one farm or farmer. Sen. Young: (R-ND) said In a prepared speech that if present flexible supports are continued, they will break most wheat farmers. And they will do nothing, he contended, to reduce crop surpluses. Mayor Says City to Act On Trailers Mayor Toler Buchanan has called for strict enforcement of a city ordinance governing the parking of house trailers in back yards and in vacant lots. He said his attention has been called to "numerous" instances in which owners of lots where trailers have parked-are not following the law. Owners of lots are required to buy a S10 permit from the city clerk. In addition, sewer connections or connections to septic tanks must be provided. Buchanan said a survey of the city wiU be conducted for trailer violations. Davy's Relative Lives in Georgia If anyone can help Mrs. Robert L. McOraw, the woman who is seeking Information concerning her mother and sister, they're requested to write her at Route 1, Rossville, Qa. Mrs. McQraw's mother was Laura Belle Crockett, a niece of Davy, she married Pink Brooks who died in Haytl, and later was remarried to John Whistman of Kennett. Mrs. McOraw's story appeared in yesterday'. Courier News. MidwastCalm Broken JERUSALEM Ifl — Syrian riflemen opened fire on Israeli fishermen on the Sea of Galilee early today — breaking 10 weeks of calm in th« area, an Israeli spokesman report*. DWI Brings Sentence CARUTHERSVILLE — Kenneth Fullerton was fined $75, plus court costs, and sentenced to six months in, the county jail in Pemiscot County Circuit Court on a driving while intoxicated charge. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly ctoudy with occasional rain or thunder-showers this afternoon, tonight and Friday, slowly rising temperatures. High this. .afternoon, upper 50s: low tonight upper 50s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy southwest considerable cloudiness elsewhere this afternoon, tonight and Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast and extreme east central this afternoon; light rain or drizzle over state tonight and east and north portions Friday; warmer east and north this afternoon south portion tonight and over state Friday; low tonight near 30 extreme northeast to 60s extreme southwest; high .Friday near 50 northeast to 60s southwest. Minimum tills morning—40. Minimum yesterday—50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:3e. Sunset today—5:50. Mcnn tcmperiUure—45. Precipitation 48 hours (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)—.03. , .... Precipitation J»n. I t° d«l«—»». Thin l)«lc t,«!l Vcilr Maximum yesterday—44. Minimum this morning-—Tl. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—5.W. Medicine for Ike- This unusual "bottle of pills" for President Eisenhower was made by glass artisan William Schilling of Vineland, N. J. The bottle, att ' apothecary jar, bears the warning "For External Use Only," and contains a supply of golf balls for "use with discretion whenever weight of workaday problems hangs heavy." A blown-glass figure ot a golfer is mounted on the stopper. The gift is from the Buena Vist* Country-Club-in Vineland. * * * * * * On 2nd Term Plans: No Word from. Ike, Hagerty Declares By MARVIN L. ARKOWSMITH THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower's press secretary says that as far as he himself knows, the chief executive has passed word to no one on whether he will seek re-election. James C. Hagerty made thatj. statement to newsmen late yesterday in breaking silence for the first time to discuss some aspects oi the big question: Will Eisenhower run again! Hagerty did not come anywhere close to answering the question. For that matter, a literal interpretation of his own statewent- that Eisenhower has passed word lo no one—would mean Hagerty doesn't know the answer for sure Denied Report But he did deny a published report that the President's chief aide Sherman Adams had told Republican leaders Eisenhower had decided to bid for re-election and would say so publicly next week. "I asked Sherman about that and he said he never made any such statement," Hagerty said in reply to newsmen's inquiries. The Detroit News, in a dispatch from its Washington bureau, said yesterday that Adams and Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, had informed party leaders the President would announce for re-election next week. Hagerty said he had not asked Hall about the matter. But Hall said in Washington when asked about the report: "It's news to me." To a question whether he still believes Eisenhower will run, Hall did reply, "I certainly do." He has been predicting for weeks the President will bid for another term if he decides he is physically able. Issues Statement Today Hall issued a statement saying: "As I have said many times, I See IKE on Page % Europe's Cold Wave Death Toll Now 804 LONDON Iffi — Frozen Europe counted at least 804 dead today In the worst winter In living memory. Even colder weather was forecast for the weekend. Central Europe — one vast expanse of crusted snow — anxiously watched its food and fuel supplies dwindling as the disastrous freeze- up went into its 24th day. Huge ice packs floated down ths North Sea. Temperatures along Germany's Baltic coast dropped to 4 above zero. Ice floes paralyzed shipping on Dutch canals and threatened the Netherlands with a serious coal shortage. A local thaw brought landslides to southern Italy. At Vasto. near Pescara, 50 families fled as their homes collapsed on a crumbling hillside. In northern Italy, more snow was forecast. In southern Fraiice, snow 50 Inches deep cut oft villages and tore down phone and power lines. Prices of vegetables and eggs rocketed as farmers and truck gardeners reported crippling losses. The weather took ft heavy toll of birds and wild animals. Deer we Iked through the busy streets of Bad Harzburg, Germany, looking for food. Fifty hungry gulls attacked a fried potato seller's booth In Holland and made off with his stock. Airmen Volunteer Blood for VYoman Seven airmen and non-coms of Blythevllle Air Force Base responded today to a woman's desperate plea for blood donors. Lt. Col. Albert H. Byrne reported the seven volunteered from the field maintenance section, of which he is commanding officer. Friends of the woman Issued ft call for blood after she had exhausted her supply of.Initial donors. She Is In a Memphis hospital and financially incapable of buying blood. ., . Frank Ellis of Lnngston-McWat- ers Bulck Co., furnished transportation to Memphis for the sev«n men this morning. The men are M/Sgt. W! ford Crowder, 3/Sgt. Fred Shields, Al/0 Charles Murphy, T/Sgt, Edward Maybce, A/10 Paul McTeer, Al/C Peter Cra* and A/JC Richard Smith.

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