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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 27, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • „• _«.»«MB sw wnonrncncAflT APITAMSAH AVn sntTTHEAST MISSOURI • VOL. LI—NO. 864 Blytheville Youth Killed In Wreck Eugene Rhoodes Thrown From '53 Chevrolet Eugene Rhoads, 19-year-old Blytheville youth, was killed early Sunday 'morning when his speeding car went_ouL. control on Number Nine roai . skidded and weaved for 1,263 feet, snapped a light pole and threw the boy clear, driving him head-first into a mud He 'died instantly of a broken " Coroner E. M. Holt, who investigated the accident, said the youth s 1953 Chevrolet was "traveling at a very high rate of speed." He said no other cause for the accident was shown. Aiding in the investigation were State Trooper Ben Cavin and Sheriff's Deputies Holland Aiken and Herman Lane. Young Rhoads, last Dec. 29 was involved in a three-car collision on North Highway 61, not far from the place he was Hilled. Four persons were injured when Rhoads cut around a truck, ran into a car in front of the truck and threw it into the pathway of an oncoming vehicle. Warned After that accident, Sheriff William Berryman counseled the youth, cautioning him on his "fast :driv- Officers gave the following reconstruction of the accident: Rhoads had taken a girl friend to her home at Number Nine. Returning toward Highway 61 and Blytheville at about 1:30 a.m., the speed- Ing car hurtled out of control. It skidded along the shoulder on the right side of the pavement, Trent across the left side of the road and along that shoulder, jump«d the ditch, clipped a light pole and came to rest 300 feet beyond. Rhoads was believed thrown by the impact of the car in'snapping the light pole. His body was buried "half-way and head first" in a mud bank, according to Holt. Rites Today Surviving are the youth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rhoads, of 318 S. Division; -a sister, Miss Gwendolyn Rhoads; and. a brother, Willis Rhoads. Rhoads was employed by Meyers Bakery. He graduated last year from Blytheville High School. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Carl Johnson officiated. Burial was in Elmwocd Cemetery and Howard Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Donald Rhoads, Wayne Rhoads, John Krutz, Lloyd Ray, Gene Reid and John Chalk. Narcotics " Cose Brought Up Again Douglas B. Mcllwain was in county jail today on a state charge oi "protecting, curing, preparing and possessing marijuana," Nov 19. 1954. Bond has been set at $2,500 Sheriff William . Berryman sale Mcllwain's attorney has advisee him that bond will be made. Mcllwain faced a federal court charge last fall on the offense Tut complaint at that time was dismissed by the court on a motion of Mcllwain's attorneys tha* his arrest had been illegal in tha it was made without, a warrant. The current charge was filed on thi; state level. It is based on the offense as the dismissed fed eral charge. Mcllwain was accused of grow ine the drug at his nursery a FirsI and Ash and of storing it in hiT garage! Current complaint cites two tamer convictions, one in Texas for "assault with intent to rob" and one in U. S. District Court in Tennessee for marijuana possession. Citation of the former convictions calls for exercise, if convicted, of Act 228, State of Arkansas 1953, which provides higher sentences for prior convictions. Prosecuting Attorney Terry Shell filed the charge. .,,/theville Courier Blytheville Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald •Oat DOMINANT »»«W8PAP«R OP KORTHttUT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISBOUBI _—____— ——— —"• BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike May Reveal Second Term Plans Wednesday Dulles Says Soviet Despite CARRIED YOUTH TO DEATH — The smashed remains of a 1953 Chevrolet show what is left of the car in which Eugene Rhoads, 19, met his death early Sunday morning. Driver's side'of car was relatively safe, but young Rhoads hurtled out the door and was killed when his neck broke as he entered a mud bank head first (Courier New» Photo) • i Soviet Central Committee Re-Elects Governing Body By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) — The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist party today re elected theTn members of its ruling Presidium. Nikita S. Khrushchev was re-elected firs SeCret ^fease Minister Georgi K.-Zhukov, World War H hero, became a candidate alternate member of the ruling body, which was known in Stalin's day as the Politburo. Thus the so-called collective*— • ;—• ~ ' leadership ef the Soviet Union remained unchanged the 20th Congress it the ;lose of of the Soviet Communist party. As first secretary, Khrushchev remains boss of the party, a position he assumed in 1953 when Georgi Malenkov relinquished the job. The first secretary is in a position to control the bast party .apparatus throughout the country. Alternate Members The party elected six candidate (alternate) members, 'an increase of four. Among them, was the first woman ever to serve on the ruling party body. A party secretariat of eight members, headed Khrushchev, also was elected. by These are the presidium members: Khrushchev, first secretary of the party and a deputy in the Supreme Soviet (Parliament). He has been the dominant personality In the party since the fall oi 1953 when he took over its leadership, while Malenkov still was premier. Nikolai A. Bulganin. who succeeded Malenkov as premier early in 1955. Lazar M. Kaganovich, a first deputy premier, Supreme Soviet deputy and head of a wages and hours commission for Soviet industry. Malenkov, former premier until he .confessed failure at the job and now a deputy premier, minister of electric power stations and a Supreme Soviet deputy. His ministry came under "fire at the recent party Congress. A. I. Mikoyan, a first deputy premier. Supreme Soviet deputy and foreign trade expert. Molotov First Deputy V. M. Molotov first deputy premier, foreign minister, Supreme Soviet deputy. He confessed to an error in ideology recently. Mikhail G. Pervukhln, first deputy premier, Supreme Soviet deputy and Malenkov's boss as a lead- ins Soviet industrialist. Maxim Z. Saburov, first deputy premier, chairman of the State Planning Commission and a Su- See SOVIET on Page 2 Senate May Get New Elections Bill This Week By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A new elections bill whic would permit individual senatorial candidates and their back ers to spend from $100,000 up to a maximum of $1,910,00 in their campaigns may be introduced in the Senate nex week. . . . Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex-* — Central Work c orce Is Deduced New Look' Policy PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles varned yesterday that Russian aims had not changed under a "new look" foreign policy. He said the United States could defeat those aims under a program of continued and expanded economic aid to needy countries. In a major speech at the Phila delphia Bulletin Forum, Dulles said this country's basic policy is to try to hasten the day when Russia will .be governed by "men who put the welfare of the Russian people above world conquest." He described the "new look" Russian policy as emphasizing 'political cooperation with left- wing Socialists, whom they formerly detested," and putting heavy stress on trade and economic assistance for less developed countries. Won Prestige Stating that this policy had won for Russia "a considerable popular prestige" in some Asian and African countries, the secretary of Hagerty Says -News Conference Is 'Probability' WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said today that "in all probability" President Eisenhower will hold a news conference Wednesday. But all questions as to whether he may announce his second term intentions ran into a wall of "no comment." state declared confidently need not be panicked." "we Chancery Docket Cleared Eigtheen local lawyers met with Chancery Court Judge W. Leon Smith this morning to consider the court docket. .Dismissals were granted in a number of cases to clear the docket. Negro Schools To Close For Roberts Funetal All Negro schools in Blytheville's district will close at noon tomorrow due to the death of Dr. B. E Roberts . Services for Dr. Roberts, for 37 years a practicing physician in this area, will be conducted at Mt. Olive Cathedral in Memphis at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Supt. W. B. Nicholson said many of the district's Negro teachers want to attend the services and "we feel it, fitting that we make it possible for them to, dp so and to recognize his death by this, half-day hoi iday." - 1 w, the Democratic leader, told reporters he has "every reason to believe we will' have complete and vholehearted cooperation" from nembers of both parties in support of the new bill. "We are going to insist that action be taken in this session of Congress on a complete, realistic measure encouraging the fullest mbllc participation and the fullest )Ublic review of all elections," Johnson said. "In Public's Eye" "The unrealistic limitations in present statutes will be changed I have no doubt that a pew, modern elections bill will be passed by Congress which will put all contributions under the scrutinizing eye of public opinion. And it Will carry the machinery for Us enforcement." Johnson said he has talked to influential House members and believes they will support a bill similar to that he is working out in cooperation with Sen. Knowland of California. Senate GOP leader. 30 Cents Per Vole In Its present form the bill would raise the present elections law limitation of $10,000 personal expenditures by a senatorial candidate to 30 cents per vote cast in the [ast previous election, with a minimum, celing of $100,000. In New York state, the maximum on the former basis would be $1,910,000. That would cover all committee expenditures in behalf See ELECTIONS on Page 2 Blytheville on Tornado Alert The tJ. S. Weather Bureau's Memphis office today issued a ' tornado alert which pinpoints the BlyUievllle ares. . Here's the wording on the official warning:_ "Severe thunderstorms with the possibility of tornadoes developing from 13 noon until 6 p.m. in extreme northeast Arkansas, extreme southeast Missouri, and west Tennessee except the extreme southeast portion.", •'.••'. The danger urea barely touched the northeast tip of Arkansas. Included In U» danger area were Blytheville, Luxora, Osceola and . Wilson. - , . , •'...•.. The forecast called for severe storms M miles either side of a line extending from a point M mllei north o< Memphis to A point W m»M »Mt <X MMhvUM, Ten,' Cutbacks in the automotive in- dustr yhave hit Blytheville's Central Metals Products plant. It was understood today that only small, skeleton crews remain at the ilant. Earlier this winter, it was learned hat Ford Motor Co. had cancelled a large contract, which it gave to an older trim manufacturer which had previously held the order. During its peak of production ast fall, the plant was employing over 200 persons. , Some employes guessed that only about 50 or 60 are now on the job. Company officials had no comment. Weather ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with scattered thundershowers in eastern half, colder tonight. MISSOURI: Cloudy north portion tonight; snow north cloudy south with showers or 'thunderstorms southeast this afternoon; snow accumulating to 2-4 inches along a line Irom Kansas City to Quinsy Illinois and 60 miles either side clearing over state this evening and much colder tonight with cold wave north portion and , temperatures falling to zero to 5 below extreme northeast to about 30 above southwest by morning; Tuesday partly cloudy and' continued cold; high Tuesday 90s northeast upper 30s southwest. Maximum Sltllrdny—01. Minimum Simdny—-37. Minimum this morning—*7, Maximum yesterday—67. , SunrlM tomorrow—8:31. , sun«t tod»y—5:M. • •• • Meftn tempol-mtur*—52. Prwlpltntion 24 houri (7 n.m. t ft.m.)—none. Thli D«lr I.nil Yelr Maximum »«t«rd»y—M. Minimum this morning—59. jtn. t to 4iu—4.01, Part of the answer to the new Soviet threat, he said, is for Congress to grant authority asked by the administration to commit about 100 million dollars a year for several years towards long-range economic development projects in Soviet target countries. • He said also that the governmem needs about 100 millions more in new money this year than it ob tained last year to help counter the Russian campaign. In calling anew for greater lee way in U.S. foreign spending. Dul les asserted that without this long range authority sought by the Bi senhower administration "we take a:risk which is quite unjustifiec having regard to the small cost o avoiding it." Met Disfavor The effort of the President b win congressional approval fo long-range foreign spending com mitments has met. generally, with disfavor among top leaders. President Eisenhower already has asked Congress to boost for eign aid expenditures to nearlj $1.900,000,000 this year, which would include monies for long range projects and the added 10 millions Djilles. spoke of yesterday Dulles, making it clear that h 'did not wish to minimize th threat of the Soviet 'new look,' ' said if the free world plays it "proper part" it "can face th future not with complacency—tha would be disastrous—but with con City Named Site For Youth Meet Blytheville's First Christian Church walked off with top attendance honors at the Eastern Arcansas District youth meeting in Marianna Saturday. Thirteen members and four adult leaders of the senior Chris- ir.n Youth Fellowship of First Jnristian Church attended the meeting, Blytheville was picked as the site for the 1957 meeting. Radios Are Installed In City Fire Trucks Blytheville Fire Department has installed two-way radlp communication systems in two pumpers with a base station at the firehouse. ' Pumper No. 2 on the West side and Pumper No. 4 at the downtown station has been equipped. Two additional trucks will be equipped with the radios next week. iidence." Concerning the Russia's foreign No Radical Change In Foreign Policy Believed Needed By JOHN M. JUGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration has decided that no radical revision of American foreign policy is needed to meet the new Soviet political and economic "notable shift" in policy, he said America "must assume that the intent behind the Soviet economic campaign is to subvert and communize the nations that are its See DULLES on Page 2 offensive. President Eisenhower and Sec-< retary of State Dulles are determined to concentrate instead on getting from Congress one new cold war weapon—authority to make long-range foreign aid pledges. It is by no means certain yet that they will make an all-out fight for this. These basic administration decisions have been disclosed in a series of statements by Dulles, the latest being a speech in Philadelphia yesterday. In it he concer'irf the Soviets are winning "considerable popular prestige" in the free countries of Asia and Africa with their new line. "Notable Shifts" What Dulles called the "notable shifts" ji Soviet policy, iis estimate of their meaning and the reaction of his Democratic critics assure a wde-open political debate on foreign policy this election year. Dulles' assertion Friday that Moscow has changed tactics be- case its old programs "have failed" drew weekend rebuttals from Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) and Democratic Gov. Averell Harriman of New York. Harriman, former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, said in a state ment: "The truth is Just the opposite— the Soviets reaffirmed and intensified their economic and psychological offensive because it has beer so spectacularly successfu' throughout Asia and the Middle East. . ." Humphrey said in a statement yesterday: "When Mr. Dulles states that the Soviets have changed their tactics because their previous methods have failed, he reveals naivete about Communist methods which See POLICT on Page 2 Senate Group To Eye Growth, Strength of AF Two Critics of Defense Policies Head Committee By LEE GARRETT WASHINGTON Wl — A special subcommittee including two of the Senate's sharpest critics of administration defense policies will look inln the strength and growth of the 0. S. Air Force. Senators Symington (D-Mo) and Jackson (D-Wash), both of whom carried their criticism into weekend public appearance, were in cluded on the five-man group n£med Saturday by Chairman Rus- stil (D-Ga) of the Senate Armed Seivices committee. Others are Senators Ervln (D-NC), Saltonstall (K-Mass) and Duff (R-Pa). Wont Discuss Plans Atoms-for-Peace Conference Opens By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve nations today start a conference that shapes up as a contest between the United States and Russia over the form of a proposed world atoms- Symington, who was designated a? chairman, declined today to discuss his plans for the investigatior 01 to indicate how soon it wil' start. He served as secretary of the Air Force under former President Truman. Russell said the subcommittee will check "the condition and progress;" of the Air Force "to ascertain if present policies, legislative authority, and appropriations are adeouate to maintain a force capable of carrying out its assigned missions." Both Jackson, in an NBC-TV in terview yesterday, and Symington addressing a Democratic gathering in Raleigh. N. C., Saturday night accused the administration of hold' ing down fund requests and with holding information from the pub lie.. + Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, who said a news conference was probable, said he didn't know what time it might be held—assuming there was one. Asked whether the stock market situation would affect the timing, Hagerty said: "I have no comment whatever." Would the President announce his plans before the news conference? "I wouldn't know," the secretary replied. Has Shown 'Concern There has been speculation that the president might time any an- ouncement of his plans to come fter 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. CST). Eisenhower has expressed con- ern over past stock market reac- ions stemming: from his heart ttack and related developments. Hence the speculation that .he might hold up his announcement ntil after the 3:30 o'clock market losing time for the New York Exchange. Hagerty, who has shown burst* f irritation at persistent question- ng on the second term question, nnounced with a broad smile he \as made a resolution to keep his emper until the question is an- wered by the President. He also aid he is not going to discuss any aspect of the second term question during the interim period—that is, until the President gives the answer. At News Conference Eisenhower has indicated that vhen he makes an announcement t will be at a news conference. And he has said he expects to have enough Information by sbout March- 1 to make up his mind. When he made that statement, he possibly had in mind the testing of his physical stamina on the Jeorgia hunting-golfing vacation 'rom which he has just returned. Eisenhower flew back to Wash- ngton Saturday afternoon after an 11-day stay at the plantation home df Secretary of the Treasury Hump rey at Thomasville, Ga. No Public Hint for-peace agency. The Russians want it set up under the United Nations Security Council, where their veto can be effectively used In running its affairs. The United States wants it to have m ore autonomy—as a specialized agency tied to the 13.N. only by a commitment to report once a year. American officials are reported optimistic that the closed-door conference, expected to last about two weeks, will reach agreement on a proposed charter which already has been approved by eight of the participating nations. May Accept Officials are said to believe there is a good chance that the Soviets will accept the charter without the veto provision. They say that under Moscow's new-line, emphasiz- Mayor Names Four to Commission . Jimmle Edwards, .Alex HiU, Poy Etchleson and John Caudill today were named to the City Planning Commission by Mayor Toler Buchanan. These men, Buchanan said, re-' ceived a majority of votci, from City Council members. At the lfl.1t' Council meeting, Buchnnnn told the aldermen to submit lists of nominees to him. All except Caudill were named to six-year terms, the Mayor itat- ed. Caudill, who. received one less vote than two others, will serve a two-year term, filling the unex- plred term of Fred Rutherford who resigned. The 1 others replace Max Logan, E. B. David and Wendell Phillips. New memberi are to be on hand for the Commission meeting In Municipal Courtroom tomorrow night when the Commission holds a public Hearing on its master itreet plan. ing peace and cooperation with the rest of the world, Soviet leaders cannot afford to refuse to do so. In the alternative, U.S. officials are reported confident that mcst of the 10 other nations will join the United States in setting up the agency without Russia. These other 10 are Australia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Britain, Portugal, India, Brazil, Czechoslovakia and Canada. May Be Bank The meeting was called to consider a charter draft which would give life to an agency suggested as a result of President Eisenhower's atoms-for-pea'ce speech Dec. 8, 1953. The draft was drawn up in an eight-nation meeting last summer which Included all of the 12 in the present session except Brazil, Czechoslovakia, India and the Soviet Union. There is still some hope that the proposed agency might be a bank for nuclear materials and know- how, as originally envisioned by Elsenhower. But It is considered more likely that It would emerge, If agreement Is reached, as an Information clearing house which would have no stockpiles of its own. Whatever plan Is decided on ai this Washington meeting will be submitted to a conference of 84 nations, all of whom have beer Invited to submit their comments In advance. Abandonment Charge Brings Sentence D. Lloyd Styles was given a sus pended, sentence of three years in the state penitentiary upon a pier of guilty to wife and child aban donment Saturday. Circuit Court Judge H. G. Part low handed down the sentence, bas ing the suspension on Styles con tinued good behavior. ' Further condition set down wa that Styles support his wife an children. In other Circuit Court actions Walter Grain and Louis Alle pleaded guilty to petty larceny They were charged with grand lar ceny in the theft of $60 worth o iron Feb. 1. The charge was reduced. Eac received a $160 fine, $100 of whic was suspended pending good be havlor. The general impression when he went to Georgia Feb. 15 was that probably would reach a final decision there regarding a second term. If he 'lid. he has given no public hint. And Humphrey replied, perhaps with tongue in cheek, "Not a word, aoys," wehn newsmen asked him on arrival here with Eisenhower whether he had learned what the President will do. Just Laughed On boarding his plane at Moultrie, Ga., Eisenhower himself laughed off an attempt to find out. "Stand right there now and^tell us you're going to run again," a woman called from the crowd as Eisenhower waited up the ramp. It took the President by surprise, but he only laughed heartily. In Washington, he put in an hour's work in his office before attending a dinner on Secretary of State Dulles' 68th birthday. Yesterday the President and Mrs. Eisenhower attended services at the National Presbyterian Church. Budette Troop is Reactivated Another Boy Scout troop gets back into action in Mississippi County District tomorrow night when Burdette Troop 40 has Mi first meeting of the year. The troop, which has been inactive, is being sponsored by Burdette School and Tommy Weathers has been named Scoutmaster. He'll be assisted by R. M. Aycock. First meeting will be In the Burdette gymnasium tomorrow night at 7:30. All Interested boys should attend. Census fo Begin Tomorrow Ben D. Sniith, of the U. S. Bureau of Census, has arrived in Blytheville and expects to begin tht city's special population count for enumera- tomorrow. Candidates tors were Interviewed at City Hall this afternoon and was conducted. short school . Names of census taken will be announced tomorrow. City'Clerk Bill Malln has asked residents to cooperate in the special count. It means money to the city of Blytheville, Malln pointed ""city's share of state turnback funds is now based on 18,234 population. If the city is found to nav« a population of 20,000, as expected, the city's 'share will Inoreas* proportionately, liaalln «aW.

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