The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 24, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI VOL. LI—NO. 282 Blytheville Daily News ippi Valley Leader .Id Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Gathings Asks Probe Of NAACP Wants Check Of Money Group Spends . WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigation of the National sociation for the A\~ of Colored People was" pro posed in the House yesterda by Rep.. Gathings (D-Ark). Several other southern congres men joined in the proposal an went on to criticize the Suprem Court's decision that segregatio of white and Negro children in th public schools is unconstitutiona Gathings called for a "full an complete" investigation of th NAACP, centering on its source o funds and what it does with them "We have nothing to concei either as to the officers, the ob jectives, the income or the expen ditures of the NAACP," said Ro Wilkins, NAACP executive secre tary. "There is no mystery abou what we seek or how we operate. Gathings said the House Com mittee on Un-American Activitie has cited 78 of the NAACP's tota ,of 177 officers, board member and executive staff members an said "The facts speak for them selves: The record has b& made." In New York, Wilkins termec this, a restatement of an anti NAACP speech he said-was made in Atlanta last October by Georgia Atty. Gen, Eugene Cook. At tha time, Wilkins said in reply ti Cook: "Mr. Cook knows the NAACP i, not a Communist organization or a Communist-front organization He knows also that neither the at torney general of the United States, the House Un-American Activities ommittee, nor any otli cr official federal body has evei branded the NAACP as a Commu nist or Communist-front organiza tion. . . ." Gathings told the House, he agrees fully with a statement he attributed to School Supt. W, B Nicholson of Blytheville, Ark. He quoted Nicholson as saying: "When the NAACP embarks on a program to break down the laws against— interracial marriages in our respective states , . , then the tfAACP is not after all working loheslly, and gincereljr^fo'r the lec- )gnft!bK''of''lHe. ; rlgfite Sf the Negio, they are really working for the 'abolition and ultimate annihilation of both races." Rep. Forrester (D-Ga), in another House speech, asked for "sympathy and assistance" from persons outside the South in this "most critical era in all of human history." "We do not wish to see the \Vhite Gentile race disappear, and we do not intend for It to disappear," he said. "If you will sympathize with us now to the end that we shall have peace, I promise you that we Will return that friend-ship. . . ." Rep. Plynt (D-Ga) was amoi several southerners. to agree wi Forrester's assertion that the S preme Court has assumed "a dl tatorial role." Forrester said the Communis are inspiring racial strife, and another point said he understoo 1 'some ministers are contendin that to dispute the recent Suprem Court decision in the school cas is a sin." Rep. Tumulty (D-NJ) demani to know whether Forrester wa implying that Roman Cnthol Archbishop Joseph Francis Run mel of New Orleans is a Commu nist. The archbishop's move fo integration in parochial schools tinder fire from some of his ow local church members. Porreste said he was not making such implication. COMING: HEART SUNDAY — Representative of the women who'll be knocking on doors in the city Sunday in behalf of the Heart Fund is the above trio — Mrs. H. C. Blankenship, of the Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. George Anderson, of the- Jaycettes, and Mrs. W. J. Willingham, of the Rebekah Lodge. These groups and volunteer workers will canvass the city from 2 to. 5 p.m. Sunday. (Courier News Photo) Broad Inquiry Projected By Lobby Probe Committee By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan committee of eight projected today a many-sided Senate investigation of political pressures, lobbying and campaign contributions. In compliance with a resolution passed Wednesday by a 79-1 vote, Vice President Nixon ast night officially named the four Democrats and four Republicans who will undertake what Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) called "one of the niost searching investigations in our listory." Uonnit! U'hitfleld Draft Board Sends Out Call for M?n Selective Service Board of Ely theville today sent two men to Littli Eock for examinations. They were Paul James Chllders Joiner, and John Homer Tate Jr. Blytheville. Falling to report was Jerry Dean Hill, Jackson, Tenn. Both Childers and Tate were volunteers for immediate induction. Induction call for March 20 is for fine men, and pre-induction call for March 26 will be for 14 men. Those called for Induction are George Edward Lloyd, Samuel Troy Garner, Bobby Gene Russell, Ernest Franklin Shelton and James Joseph Caradine, all of Blytheville: Thomas H. Callls, Luxora; Bobby Prank Harris, Lepanto; James Wick Hall Sr., Reiser; and Alfred Roosevelt Webster, Flint; Mich. Those receiving pre-lnductlon calls were Joseph Benjamin Cooks' and Clyde Roland Morris, both of Blytheville; Henry, Johnson, Salinas, Calif; Franklin Dee , Shoemaker, Osceola; Bobby Ray Kamery, Petersburg, Va.; Olalr Dean Roberts, Flint, Mich.; L*e Willie Reed, Chicago; Robert Earl Johnson, Wilson; Allen Julian Bush, Knoxvllle, Tenn/ Clifford Eugene Jonen, Lansing, Kami. | Kenneth Jack McDermott, Wichita, Kara.; Robert Arlando Smith, Ohlcmgo; John William Turner, Lepanto; Mid Max Jordan Stout, MUlftDM. em/scot Lad State Winner In Cotton Event CABUTHERSVILLE — First plac Missouri slate winner in the thre bale per acre cotton contest is Bon Whitfield, n-year-old hig me school senior of Route One, Caru thersville. Ronnie, of Braggadocio Higl School, spent four years in 4-H work with the Chaple 4-H Club. The son of Mr. and. Mrs. N. H Whitfield, his hobbies are huntinj and yard landscape work. Ronnie will work on the farm this summer, save his mdney, decide whether to go to college in the fall. He would like to major ir agriculture at Harding College Searcy. TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in fovernment saving bonds and Three Bale Club pin will be Ronnie's awards from the Missouri Cotton 'reducers Association. Winning contests is nothing new or this farm lad. He won sixth place in the state two-bale cotton :ontest and got a $50 bond, last year. Ji 1953, Ronnie won a red ribbon n the state boys good grooming ompetition. Ronnie comes from a family of 3, children. With the exception of ne who's two young for 4-H work, hey've all been 4-Hers. * * * THIS IS THE way Ronnie says 5 produced his prize-wining colon: Two weeks before planting the eed, he put 400 pounds of 10-10-10 ertilizer on each acre and bedded ul over it. On April 15, he planted 40 pounds 5er acre of D and PL Pox cotton eed. During the growing season, the •op was chopped three times and lowed seven times. Alfalfa had been planted in the lot the previous four years, fur- ishing both pasture and hay crops. * * * 'ALL THE CREDIT con' not be ven to me as my mother and father ave helped me In raising the cot- n," says Ronnie. "They gave me the land and # Johnson, the Democralic lead er, picked as members from hi party's ranks Senators Gore Tennessee, McClellan of Arkan sas, Anderson of New Mexico an< Kennedy of Massachusetts. Sen. Knowland of California, thi Republican leader, named GOP Senators Bridges of New Hamp shire; Thye of Minnesota, Gold water of Arizona and Purtell o Connecticut. By agreement, a Democrat wil head the group. Johnson made i plain he wants Gore, chairman the Senate's Elections subcommil tee, to fill lhat role. Gore ha been planning such :a ^brqaitife quiry as 'the Senate" vbte"ci.' v F No Meeting Date However, Knowland said in ah interview that it will be up to the committee members to pick chairman. He would not forecast whether the Republicans would accept Gore. Nixon, who will call the group to order for its organization session, had set no meeting date. Goldwater, an advocate ot barring political contributions from involuntarily collected union dues, resigned as chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee to accept appointment on the inquiry .group. Gore and Kennedy resigned'as members of the Democratic. Senatorial Campaign Committee. Gore told the Senate he hopes the primary purpose of the new commitlee will be "corrective rather tharj punitive." He added that "the future is more important than the past." If he is (ihosen chairman, Gore ndicated h8. thinks an intensive 90-day investigation ought to provide a basis for tightening of the Corrupt Practices Act and eleclion before this year's voting The committee is empowered to operate throughout the year and presumably would resume ses sions later. Gore has aimed shafts at whai je calls the "Interstate transportation of campaign funds," contending that large out-of-slate gifts often influence elections. He said that if his suggestions are followed the new inquiry group will take up the trail from special committee investigating campaign donation rejected by Sen. Francis Case (R-SD). That group is scheduled March 10. to report by Case spurned the 'contribution as one he suspected was offered to influence his vote on the natural gas bill. Previously inclined to support the bill, he voted against it. Farm Bill Debate Continues Aiken Speaks In Support Of Flexible Props WASHINGTON (A P) Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said toda that "prospects fot rigid mandatory price su] ports are good." As the Senate moved into third day of debate on a controve sial election-year farm bill, Aike prepared to speak in support the administration's lower ; flexible price support system in stalled two years ago. Aiken is senior Republican men- ;r of the Senate Agricultui Committee, but is opposing tha :roup's stand on price support Tne committee, by an 8-7 vote called for scrapping the flexibl ;upports and returning to Ih ligher rigid levels for basic crop vhich have been in operalion mos of Ihe lime since World War II Most of the speeches in the sen ate thus far have supported th commillee's sland. Secretary of Agriculture Benso •eferred to the high supports las light as "the unsound farm pro grams we 1 " inherited," and sai hey are lo blame for farmers iresent troubles. He said they en :ouraged overproduction and th accumulation of surpluses. Benson and Sen. Thomas E Martin (R-Iowa) appeared on th CBS See It Now television shO' to reply to what Benson called "distorted impression of the farm situation" on the TV program Jan 26. Benson had taken issue par ticularly with a film showing farm sale in Iowa. The secrelary conceded tha many farm families are in trouhl because of high farm costs ani low farm prices. But.he said tha agricullure is neilher "on th rocks" nor "depression-bound. Anyone who says it is, he added does "not tell the truth." While the Senate debated See FARM on Page 14 thi Critics Quiz Dulles On Tank Shipment By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles confronts some of his most outspoken critics today at a public hearing which Sen. George (D-Ga) said he hopes will get "bipartisanship back on the right track." Dulles was invited before the* Senate Foreign Relations Comm tee for questioning about adm istration policy toward the tensio ridden Middle East and on wn to counter new Russian econom: political 'and diplomatic moves. George, chairman of the con mittee, said he thinks the sessi "will help get a return of Senior Events To Begin at 8 Tonight's senior class festivities et started at Blytheville High School auditorium at 8 o'clock. Crowning of Senior Queen Sue >wens will open the evening. Then, .under faculty direction of Thurman E. Rowlet, Jr., the seniors ill present two plays—Mind Set, a omedy, and Minor Miracle, a rama. reater measure of bipartisan CO sultation." Demands for an explanati from Dulles stemmed from tl furore over shipment of 18 lig tanks to Saudi Arabia. But Se Humphrey (D-Minn) said vants to question Dulles on ever hing from his."brink of war" i .ervlew to policies in Korea an South Asia. Security Interests State Department sources in advance Dulles would tell th commiltee that vital security i terests in the Middle East di tated the 18 tank shipment.. One effect of the shipmenl ha been to increase pressure on th Stale Deparlment to authorlz pilrchase by Israel of 50 millio dollars worth of weapons to coun ler Egypt's arms purchases fron Communist Czechoslovakia. Th request was made last November The announcement eight da} ago that tanks were being loade for Saudi Arabia brought froi some Democratic senators accu sations that the admlnlstrallo was denying weapons lo Israe while helping arm her Arab neigh bors. The administration q u i c k 1 clamped an embargo on all arm deliveries to the Middle East, in eluding the tanks. Two days late it lifted the embargo .saying a determination had been made tha She tank delivery would not affec ,he over-all arms balance in the Middle East. The tanks were shipped from New York Monday Vlissing Missionaries Safe light me many things about the irce of the blnncs' reached Kings- e of it. *— "The recognition, as well a* my »Utude, ihould 10 to them." MIAMI, Fla. WI — The Coast luard said today six light planes vhich disappeared yesterday after aking off from Cuba for Jamaica ad been found at Niquero, Cuba, nd the 16 mlsslonalres aboard •ere all safe. "We don't know whether they ad trouble or Just decided to land here for the night," said a Coast uard spokesman. Nine planes carrying the ilsslonnires on a good-will tour the Caribbean Islands look off esterday from Camaguey, Cuba, ound for Kingston, Jamaica. Only ton. The planes ,were owned by member: of the Church of God of Prophecy, with Headquarters In Cleveland, Tenn. The pilots, most of them young, had planned to make the flight in a cross formation symbolic of their religious mission. They took off from Cuba shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday and were due in Kingston about 5 p.m. Only three of the nine planes reached Kingston. Mlsslonalres on the tour were from a number of states. It was not known immediately which ones arc missing and which landed at. Kingston. The trip was headed by drady R. Kent of Cleveland, Tenn., who reportedly, was on a plane (hit landed safely. Farris Craig, Nodena Planter Dies in Hospital Farris Craig, 76, whose garndfath- er, O. T. Craig, established the town of Bassett soon after the Civil War, died yesterday in Memphis Baptist Hospital. He was a planter in the Nodena community and comes from one of this county's oldest families. In 1894, his grandfather established the county's first Church of Christ at Carson Lake. His maternal grandfather, S. A. Beall, was a former partner of the E. Lee Wilson, who founded one of the South's greatest agricultural empires. Mr. Craig was a nephew of the late Mrs. B. E. Lee Wilson. In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Craig celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He leaves his wife; two sons, E. - Craig, El Paso, Tex., Ashley Craig, Wilson; one brother, Dick :raig, Osceola; two sisters, Mis lliEabeth Craig, Osceola, Mrs James Davis, Tallulah, La., fiv grandchildren and five great grand children. Services will be held Sunday a ! p.m. at Church of Christ in Os ;eola with W. A. Holley officiating Burial will be in Bassett Cemetery wlft Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will, include Charley -owrance, J. H. Whitaker, Henry fill, Aaron Eisling, Gene Hewing D. N. Morris, E. H. Burns and Herman Mulllns. Ikes Doctor Says He May Be Safer Serving 2nd Term THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower's personal physician said today the President "might be safer" from a health standpoint in serving a second term than he was before his heart attack. Speculation Mounts As Ike's Southern Vacation Hears End By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Five months ago toda 'resident Eisenhower suffered a heart attack and the ivorl started guessing whether he would run for re-election. Th speculation still goes on. •+ It still goes on, intensified, the President starls Ihe last fu day of his south Georgia vacatio at the plantation home of Secre tary of the Treasury Humphrey He arrived here Feb. 15 and plan to fly back to Washington loi row. Next week he may end all th guessing with an announcement o his plans. But there still is nothin definite about the timing. There has been a big Chang in the trend of the speculatio since Eisenhower was stricke Sept. 24 in Denver. Predictions Few Then and during the seve weeks he was hospitalized the pi- dictions lhat he would run agai } emiscot Boys Are Sentenced Youths, 13-16, Accused Of Stealing CABUTHERSVILLE — Etgh ioys were found guilty of beii uvenile delinquents and were sen need to the Missouri Trainin School at Booneville for terms, n exceed their 21st birthdays i Pemiscot County Magistrate Coui 'hursday. The boys, ranging from 13 to 1 ears of age, were charged wit tealing. Seven Haytl youths were prove uilty of breaking into a saloo here and stealing $12 worth of cig rettes. A IB-year-old from Stee; js .found jguilty; of breaking infa car dealer,snrp".lhere and stealin vo auto'batteries. James (Slim) Straughter spen 4 days in the county jail and thei as brought to trial here for com on assault, according to the cour ecord. He pleaded guilty and wa eleased for haivng already serve< iitence. Jimmy Fortner entered a guilt} en to petit larceny. He was fined > 5. plus costs, and sentenced tr I days in jail for stealing a pail . boots and some paint. Willie Lucky, charged with care ss and reckless driving, was grant- a change of venue to Circui curt. He's free on $500 bond. Jerry Bruce and Billy Helm were iund over to Circuit Court and eed on bonds of $1,030 each after ellminary hearing for felonious ealing. Hearing for James Dewey Curtis id Eugene Curtis, charged with lonious stealing, was set for next hursday in Magistrate Court. Hangar Fire >amage Minor Prompt action resulted in only inor damage when fire broke out a*t night in Blytheville Air Force ase Hangar No. 2. Cecil Metvgar, a civilian contrac- x, reported the blaze about 6 clock last night. Base fire-fighting facilities were ushed to the hangar and damage as practically nothing. Base firemen pointed out that the report on (he fire had been elayed, It' probably would have ire»d quickly with costly results. lor* Japamst TOKYO Ml — Japan's population a,hit *»,276,5S9, more than six Illlon persons above the 1950 cen- », the national census bureau an- uuccd. One Is Killed At Kornersville HORNERSVTLLE, Mo. (/P) — An d model car carrying nine per- ns crashed broadside into a truck county road late Wednesday ling one occupant of the car and luring the others. Austin Lee, 70, of Rt. 1 Horners!e, driver of the car, died soon after the accident. Most seriously injured among the others was Mrs. Pauline Johnson, 39, of Homers- vllle. Her condition was described as critical. Aaron L. Hood of Osceola, Ark., 34-year-old driver of the truck, escaped injury in the collision just south of Hornersville. were >ew. His political supportel were close to desperation. But there was a gradual Chang in the outlook for a second ter: bid. Now after five months mos of the guessing seems to be tha the President will announce for r election. The predictions that way got big boost 10 days ago when Eisijn hower's doctors gave him a nit physical examination and repon ed a good recovery. They said for that matter, he appeared t be fit for "another 5 to 10 years in a job such as the presidency. On Jan. 9 Eisenhower resmne what he termed "the full duty o the presidency." Then 10 day ago he came down here to the south Georgia piney woods arei for a vacation and presumably ti reach a final decision. If he had reached it, the world Hasn't been let in on the secret The While House won'l say. I Sec IKE on Page 14 MisscoTowirs Evade Rate Hike Leachville, Monette, Manila . and Trumann will not receive an announced increase in rates of the Arkansas Associated Telephone Co. March 1 for at least SO days under a ruling of the Public Service Commission. The firm had announced an es- imated $14,000 a year increase in ates. Suspension of the raise was made n Little Rock after the commis- ion received a protest from the city f Trumann. During the 90-day eriod, the commission staff will nvestigate "reasonableness" of e charges. In addition to the towns above, he company serves Caraway, Clar- ndon, Holly Grove and Lake City. Proposed increase would average bout seven per cent above the ompany's gross of about $205,000 year. The company said the increase ought would cover an increase in .inimum wage rates which Con- •ess has made effective March 1. The physician, Maj. Gen Howard M. Snyder, made the statement to newsmen on this fifth month anniversary of the President's attack in Denver last Sept. 24. Snyder chatted with newsmen as the President was climbing aboard a hunting roadster near here in a new quest for quail. A reporter asked the doctor whether he feels Eisenhower will run for re-election. "No Impression" "I have no impression about that," Snyder replied. The next question was whether Snyder thought Eisenhower is physically able to run again. A newsman said Snyder gave the .impression in Washington last week that he believes the President is able to serve again. "I don't know what anyone can tell on that," Snyder said. "These physical accidents can come out of nowhere and he has no guarantee in trying this thing again that it won't happen again." "Trust In God" "All he can do," Snyder said "is trust in God if he goes ahead." He added it "would be the same for a new man"—meaning that any new President always would run the risk of developing ill health. "Even many young men die of heart attack," Snyder went on. Then, referring to Elsenhower, Snyder said "it might be safer for him than it was before." Snyder did not elaborate on htat Snyder did not elaborate on that But he apparently meant that a. man who has had a heart attack is much more inclined to watch his health, Also, particularly in Eisenhower's case, the-doctors have ' : intensified- thehft'SETch over his Health,' ' ' Snj'der pictured Eisenhower as "in very good shape." The doctor added the President "has not been fatigued at all down here." Eisenhower turned up for hunting this morning looking a bit sleepy eyed but he and Humphrey joked with photographers and reporters. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy and warm this after- loon and tonight with local thunderstorms and high winds this afternoon. Scattered thundershowers onight and Saturday, cooler Saturday. High this afternoon, low 70s; 6w tonight, upper 50s to low 60s. MISSOUhl—Mostly cloudy this tfternoon, tonight and Saturday i'ith fog and occasional drizzle lorth and showers or thunder- torms extreme southeast this aft* moon; rain or drizzle south por- ion tonight and over most state iaturday with thunderstorms likely xtreme south tonight and south nd east central Saturday; warm- east and south this afternoon; older over south and central por- ons Saturday; low tonight 20s xtreme north to 40s south; high aturday 30s extreme north to 60s xtreme south. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—64. Sunrise tomorrow—6:35. Sunset today—5:51 Mean temperature—57. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 m.)—.38. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—15.27. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—52. . Minimum this morning—29. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—5.69. Soviet's 20th Congress Belies Moscow's Peace Offensive' By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst The Soviet Communist party's 20th Congress belies Moscow's peace offensive. The cold war will continue indefinitely, the Congress has shown, and world communism lias explicit instructions on liow to interfere in the in- lernal affairs of nations. However, if this carefully .con structod Communist program is o realize its alms, the Soviet Unon Is forced to tread warily. It nust avoid a world war for at cast 10 years to come. The Congress appears to have >ccn one of Ihe most important since the death of V, I. Lenin, oundcr of Soviet, bblshevlsm. While it brought boasts of grow- ng Industrial might, It also laid bare some glaring Soviet weaknesses. While it brought pleas for peace ful coexistence, it exposed com munism's abiding hope that period of coexistence would simply be a prelude to world domination While the Congress heard ex- presslons of friendship for all countries, it received an outline of how world communism looks forward to the total economic collapse of capitalist nations, headed by the United Stales. The Communist leadership by its own admission faces monumental problems — all the way from supplying sufficient food, manufactured consumer goods and housing for the population to the need for strategic planning. It must, In Niklla Khrushchev's words, "safeguard Ihe motherland and the en tire commonwealth of Socialist (Communist) countries against any contingencies and unexpected occurrcnpes." Thus, It Is a matter of self-protection for the U.S.S.R. to Instruct foreign Communist .parties to tread warily, so Moscow will not herself stumble prematurely into war. Top-r a n k i n g representatives from 55 foreign Communist parties attended the Congress. These were the instructions they got: Each leader must return home prepared to adapt his party's tactics to the peculiarity of his nation. Communists in non-Red countries must woo all sections of society with the lure of an antiwar movement. They will make concessions in the name of "unity" of the working class and the political left. Individual responsibility, without direct Interference from Moscow, will. bo extended :ocal leaders so long as they toe .he general line. Party leaders In "colonial and dependent areas"—and Moscow ncludcs .Latin America In thto Set SOVIET'S MTH M f*fft H

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