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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT WBWWAMR OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND •OPTHKAST MIS8OOBI VOL. LI—NO. 285 BIytheviUe Courier Blytheville Daily New Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLtTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Will This be It? Ike Schedules Press Parley For Tomorrow WASHINGTON (AP) — Presiden Eisenhower will hold a news conference at 10'30 a.m. (EST) (9:30 a.m. CST) tomorrow — his regular hour for meeting the press. White House Secretary James C. Hagerty said he "wouldn't know" whether .Eisenhower will announce his second term inten- tions'at that time. Hagerty also told reporters he did not know whether Eisenhower planned to make a radio and television appearance later tomorrow. That is a step the President is generally expected to take after any announcement of a decision on the second term question. Asked if there was any plan at present to ask for such broadcast time, Hagerty said: "I haven't any comment on that »t all." . No Second Conference The press secretary said in reply to further questions there are no plans for Eisenhower to hold a second news conference tomorrow. This question was prompted by speculation that Eisenhower might hold 1 up any announcement on the big question until after the 3:30 p.m. (EST) -dosing of the New York Stock Exchange. He has expressed concern in the past over market fluctuations stemming from his heart attack and related developments. Hagerty was asked whether the market situation was taken into consideration in setting the hour of tomorrow's news conference at 10:30. A reporter said this might be taken ns a hint that the President would announce he planned to run again. "I wouldn't know," Hagerty replied. He said 10:30 a.m. "is the regular time for our press conference." No Live Telecast He was asked if there were any plans for a "live" telecast of the news conference. Hagerty said there would be no scuh telecasts at any time—past, present or future: The White House has permitted Ei§enhuwer's news conference to be filmed for later 'televising, occasionally with portions edited out, but has not permitted any "live" telecast. • 4 Asked if there was "a good pos- 70 Joycees, Chapter, Get U. S. Awards Ten members of Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce last night received National Jaycee Sparkplug awards for the contributions to projects of the Blytheville chapter. Recipients of the awards were George Anderson. Chester Caldwell, Jr.. Harry Farr, P. D. Foster, L. D. Garner, Carl Ivcy, Bill Hrabovsky, Jimmy Pearson, Joe Warren and Bill Williams. The chapter was notified that it has been named the second club in the state to .receive the national Civic Service Award — based on overall chapter activities. Three men became members of the Blytheville chapter last night- Ed Jacks, Bill Marlin and John Palmer. B'.-theville President Bill Hrabovsky pointed out that March is membership month and men between the ages of 21 and 35 are invited to attend the March 12 meeting at which time Jaycee Boy Scout Troop 22 will receive its char- Put Lids Firmly On Garbage Cans Mayor Toler Buchanan today asked residents to place lids on refuse cans in order to prevent wind from spreading papers and garbage over the city. He said an ordinance exists requiring each resident to provide two Udded cans, one for wet garbage, the other for trash and cans. The ordinance has not been enforced and .the mayor said It Is not the intention now to make' arrests. He did, however, ask residents to take steps to prevent scat- a clean, healthy tering of trash. "We all want town," he said. "Many of us have become a little lax and If we act now before the windy 'Season, we will prevent an unhealthy and un- alghtly situation." , . . ' sibility" the President might go on television some time after his news conference, Hagerty said: "I wouldn't know." Hagerty added, however, that he would let White House-correspondents know immediately if the •White House should ask radio-TV time from the networks. In reply to Hagerty said whether tomorrow's news conference would open with a prepared statement by Eisenhower or how long the normally half-hour meeting with reporters might last. # • * * GET INSTRUCTIONS — Ben D. Smith, of the U. S. Bureau .of Census, is pictured as he gave instructions to local people who will help in special census of' Blytheville. Work got started today. Smith hopes job will be completed within one week. (Courier News Photo) further questions, he didn't know Census Takers Begin Work Twenty-eight enumerators, two crew leaders, a clerk and a representative of the TJ. S. Bureau of Census began taking Blytheville's population pulse this morning. Ben D. Smith, directing the special count for the bureau, said he hopes, to finish by a week from tomorrow. Purpose is to learn whether BlythevilU has exceeded Its official 1950 population of 16,234 and if It has, how much. State turnback funds will be based on the new figure. Crew leaders are Mrs. Welch Foster and Mrs. Sally Cunningham. Clerk is Mrs. Betty Kinman. Trodding the streets taking names are Betty S. Edgmon, Elizabeth Jlingeisen, Jo Ann See CENSUS on Page H Re-Election Drive Mapped for Months: $3 Million Campaign for Ike All Set By PETER EDSON NBA Stiff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The Republican Party is ready to spend $3,000,000 to re-elect President Eisenhower. "The campaign that President Eisenhower will wage has been mapped out for months," says Leonard W, Hall, GOP National Chairman. All that awaits is the formal confirmation from Ike himself that he has the heart for the campaign. There's no question at Hall's office what that answer is expected to be. It is expected to be "Yes, I will run." It can now be revealed that campaign plans , were fully discussed with the President and approved by him during the last five montis while he was supposed to be "making up his mind.-" * * * The President's name will un- doubtedly be entered in all state contests still open. But it is expected that these contests will be largely between local COP political lenders. They'll be-clamoring for places on the, bandwagon .as dele-. gates to the'JSaif Francisco'cbnveh- liori, to nominate Ike by acclama- tion on the first ballot. The OOP convention, opening Aug. 20,-will kickoff the campaign. It will then be concentrated in the nme weeks between Labor Day and Election Day, Nov. 6. . "The long summer and fail presidential campaigns of the past are gone forever," says Hall. He anticipates little .or no political campaign expense in July. He has, nevertheless, prepared a $7,000,000 budget for the national campaigning. Three million of it — the maximum allowed under present law — will go to re-elect Mr. Eisenhower. • • » • 'Around a million arid a haif'wiil go to the campaign to elect a Republican Senate majority. The other three and a half million will fi- nance the Congressional campaigns. Two million of the three Ike campaign millions will be spent for television and radio time. This time Was scheduled and contracted for in late February. It will consist principally of about a dozen half-hour network shows. They will br concentrated in the last six weeks of the campaign. The last will be election-eve. Most of these major broadcasts will originate in Washington, A very few may originate in other key cities where Ike may be sched uled to fly in for a big rally. Where tney will be and how many has not been decided. But It Is natural to expect them In states where the election result will be considered See CAMPAIGN on Page H Dulles Rejects Demo Criticism of Views Russia's Policies WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles today rejected Democratic criticism that he has been too optimistic in judging the danger of new Soviet policies. But he said the free world must continue to be fully alert. Dulles told a news conference* the first round of the cold war conflicts' appears to be over. He said a second round may be beginning in which Communist leaders will be equa'lly. predatory through employing more guile and less naked force than heretofore. In this situation, he said, con- placency would be disastrous. Yet he added that It would not be fair to tell the American people their sacrifices in blood and treasure during the past 10 years have not forced improvements in Soviet behavior. Reckless Move Dulles said it wouhi be reckless for the United States and its Allies around the world to think about reducing their military forces at this point. That may come, he said, but not until the Soviet Union and Communist China, are moving more clearly In new grooves of policy and pose less of a "threat to the free nations. Dulles expressed confidence that Congress at this session will vote some kind of long range foreign aid authority which he said is necessary to fight Russia's economic advances in Asia and Afriday. Some Democratic critics who contend Dulles is over-optimistic have suggested this may injure-the administration's chances of getting what it asks In the way of foreign aid. New Obstacle* Sen. Mansfield ;r>Mont), for, one,, has said Dulles has raised new obstacles by "suggesting Russia Is losing the cold war." Dulles was told that Sen. Qeorge (D-Ga) had shown strongest resistance to the long-range aid plan. Dulles replied he thought George's opposition was not such that the Set DULLES on Pate 14 City Finally Locates Garbage Dump The city has located a new garbage dump. Present dump U located on Blytheville Air Force Bate property. The Air Force asked the city to relocate the disposal area. Mayor Toler Buchanan said to*:, day final papers havi not been signed, but that the city will pur- cl»M fin acnt of land located a mile and one-half southeast of the city. Purchase price Is t«00 per acre, the Mayor Mid. Only other location, he ;aid, was some eight miles from the city over a rough .road. He said the near one Is easily k re«ched by a county raid. Buchanan said the city eventually will employ a landfill method at the new garbaft dumjt. School Elections Set for March 16 Big 3 Reported Plotting Mideast Retaliation Plan By ARTHUR GAVSHON LONDON (AP) — The Big Three Western Powers today were reported agreed on the main lines of military action they would take against any nation starting a new Arab-Israeli war. * A British informant said the exact details still are being worked out by diplomats and staff officers of the United Stales, Britain and France in Washington. But Western action in an emergency, he asserted, would be swift and effect- Mississippi County school district elections will be held in 16 districts March 17 with contests slated for eight board positions. Mrs. 0. R. Heaton Dies after Stroke Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Ross Heaton who died at Chickasawba Hospital late last night, will be conducted at Howard Funeral Service chapel at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Dr. Harvey Kidd officiating. The widow of the late E. J. Heaton, she was confined to a hospital bed for a week after suffering a stroke. She was 85 years old. Born In Terre Haute, .Ind., Mrs. Heaton came to Blytheville 43 years ago and for many years owned the only flower shop here. Her husband *as a civil engineer. She is survived by flve nephews, Charles H. Guard of Equality, 111., J. L. Guard of Blytheville, P. E. Guard of Memphis, George Guard of Equality and Lawrence Guard of Detroit; and three nieces, Mrs. tola Zakutary of Pleasantvllle, Calif., Mrs. Leo Durbiri of St. Txmis and Mrs. Rowena Johnson of Piedmont, Calif. The nephews are to be pallbearers.. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. : Italy's President And Ike Confer WASHINGTON W—President Giovanni Oronchi arranged to meet President Elsenhower today at a conference In which he may discuss his country's relations with the Untied Slates and Its Atlantic .Mllance partners. : The Itallari President and Mrs. Oronchl arrived here yesterday for a fouivday visit to the capital. Tomorrow he will addr«M Concraai. ive. The Foreign Office refused to comment on the report Officials said, however, the British and French ambassadors in Washington will meet again soon with State Department leaders to continue a Twenty-seven memberships will be I stM ^V ° { the problem, filled, plus one seat on the County j The United States and Britain School Board. i already have begun a show of their Final date for filing of Candida- naval strength in sight of the dis- cles was Feb. 25. School district voters, in addition, will vole on district millage. In all cases millages are the same as last year. Districts, terms and candidates for the terms will be as follows: Osceola — Two three-year terms, Allen Segraves and Faber White. Luxora — Five-year term, R. C. Langston; one-year term, Lee Wesser. Blytheville — Three, three-year terms, R. A. Porter, Clarence Moore and John W. Caudlll; a fourth three-year term, Charles C. Langston opposed by Mrs. E. J. Cure. Both Blytheville and.Gosnell will vote for one five-year term on the county board. Single candidate Is C. M. short. Armorel — Five-year term, E. L. Hale; one-year term, Marlon Dyer. Shawnee — - One five-year term, A. L. Elf ling opposed by M. G. Ralph. Manila — . Two-year term, Alex Curtis vs. Newt Dunnegan; five- year term, three candidates. Trigger Wall, Howard Perkins and O. B. term, 0. A. (Ott) Wagner. Dell — Five-year Smith. Wilson — Five-year term, John E.' Grain. Reiser — five-yew term, Jamee H. Woodard vs. Bob Crews Jr. Burdette — Five-year term, Vance R. Dlxon, Etowah — Five-year term, Charted 'Ellison. , Leachville Contett Leachvllle — Three-year term, Norman Bailey opposing Russel Orowell; three-year terra, John McHaney; five-term term, O. B. Ray opposing J, W. Clark. Brlnltley — Five-year term, J. R. . IM ELECTIONS u r»f* 1* puting parties in the eastern Mediterranean. Last Report. Current or planned naval move in that area -uggest that Western sea and air power would be usec initially if large-scale fighting broke out between Israel and her Aarb neighbors. The informant said present arrangements call for dispatch of land forces to a battle zone only as a last resort and after consultations with the United Nations. The source noted that destroyers of the U.S. 6th Fleet already have begun a series of regular visits to Egypt's Port Said with the permission of the Egyptian government. U.S. warships also visited thj. Israeli port of Haifa during the weekend. He said .Britain plans similar vis- I'.s by Royal Navy vessels to Israel and Egypt. The concerted British-American naval moves stemmed from the Washington • conference between President Elsenhower and Prime Minister Eden early this month. British government officials said privately the. object Is to make clear to all parties concerned that Bvltlsh-U.8. forces are available to act If a crisis arises. Deeply Concerned Official sources In Damascus ported that Britain and the United States have Informed Syria they are deeply concerned/ over the mounting tension between Syria. and Israel concerning use of the river Jordan's waters. Syria recently told Ma] Gen. E. L. M. Burns, cnlel UJ.N observer in Palestine, It would resist by 8m BIO THME £• Page 14 Adminstration Said Offering 'Bait' In Fight By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ellender (D-La) said today "the administration is holding out some bait" to try to win votes of cotton state senators in the close Senate battle over farm price supports. ---- y. * * * * * , County's Farm Leaders Ponder Compromise The "bait, he" said in an interview, apparently will take two forms — support for legislation which would prevent further cuts in cotton acreage and an announcement expected soon that cotton prices will be supported around 87 per cent of parity in 1956. Asked if this might win some Southern senators away from price supports fixed at 90 per cent, which! they traditionally have backed, Ellender replied: "I don't know. But If they make the bait attractive enough, some might be tempted." He added, however, that "some senators don't like these side deals." No GOP Comment There was no immediate comment from Republican backers of the administration's system of flexible price supports, which on cotton and other'basic crops may range between 15 and 90 per cent of parity. Parity Is a legal standard said to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs. Ellender Is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and floor manager for the pending bill. It would couple a return to fixed 90 per cent price supports with the administration-backed soil bank plan. That contemplates payment of subsidies to farmers for taking land out of production of crops now in surplus. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn), a supporter of 90 per cent props, planned to continue today a 350- page speech he barely started yesterday. Humphrey said thousands of dollars are being spent on "a barrage of propaganda" for Secretary of Agriculture Benson's Tile result, he,:^aid, has been widespread ^misinformation "which has distorted the position of the American farmer In a way that is without precedent in American history " Ellender said a tipoff to the 'bail" he said is being offered cot'on state senators came In a speech yesterday by Sen. Eastland iD-Mtss). Easttand voted for 80 per cent supports in 1954, but oppose 4 them this year. ( He told the Senate that under high supports the nation's cotton inrfeitry .jL'has all but collapsed 1 ' bemuse the fiber has been priced out of the market in competition wit: synthetics and foreign cotton. Eastland said he believes "the administration will seriously consider and probably support legislation" to fix the minimum cotton allotment for 1957 and 1958 at 17,391,304 acres, the 1956 allotment. This would prevent a further cut of 1.500,000 acres for next year alone, he said. Ellender. demanded to know "who promised this' 'and when it was going to be dbne, but Eastland insisted he was voicing "my neij-onal opinion." E'astland also said In the speech he believes the cotton support price for 1956 would be fixed so that the price reduction would be less than 3 cents a pound. Ellender said this indicated Secretary Benson would port rate at about 81 parity. fix the supper cent of Training Course Training school for Mississippi County Baptist Training Union Departments are being held nightly at Osceola's First Baptist Church. County Missionary, the Rev. John D. Gearing, said the first of the classes last night .was attended by more than 250 persona. On hand to supervise instruction is Ralph Dowdy, associate director of Training Union Department for Arkansas Baptists. Meetings, which will continue through Friday night, begin at 7:15. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday a little cooler tonight, wanner Wednesday. High this afternoon, near 50, low tonight mid to high 20s. MISSOURI—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; warmer northwest this afternoon and over state tonight and Wednesday; low tonight 20s northeast and about 30 elsewhere; high Wednesday 50 east tu middle 50s west. Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—74. Sunrise tomorrow—6:31. Sunnot today—5:55. Mean tcmpcrftturc—52.5. Precipitation U hours (7 »,m. to 7 a.m.)—trace snow This Dttt tut V«*r Mnxlmum ywt«rtlay—73. Minimum this morning— flO. PreclpUltlon J«n. I to <Ute—<.0». Feeling pretty sure that any farm legislation making 90 percent of parity a "must" is doomed, the board pf Mississippi County's Farm Bureau met in Osceola yesterday to consider the alternatives. Massachusetts Train Wreck Is Fatal to 14 Crowded Commuters Collide in Snow; Scores Are Injured SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. UP)— Two Boston & Maine Railroad trains, laden with morning commuters. collidefl here today. ' • At least 14 were reported dead Scores were injured, many of them critically. An estimated 1,000 passengers were aboard the trains. A Danvers to Boston four car stainless steel train plowed into a standing Portsmouth, N. H., to Boston train. Most of the dead sere in the Danvers train which leil Salem shortly before. The first car of the Danvers train was split open by the crash which crumpled the rear of the Portsmouth train. Snow Falling The injured were rushed to hospitals in the vicinity as ambulances and doctors were hastily summoned. Priests rushed to the scene and later to hospitals to administer rites of the Roman Cath-^ die Church. ' Heavy snow was crash occurred. r^ It was not knou' why the Portsmouth halted. * Although no official action was taken by the board— since both th» county FB and state convention are on record as favoring 90 percent of parity— many at yesterday'! meeting drafted telegrams to Senators Pulbrlght and McClellan. Top Pointe Here are the main points brought out at the session: A 90 percent bill is sure, most senators feel, to be vetoed when and if It reaches the White House. If no farm legislation at all is enacted, the 1956 program will fall under the flexible support law and parity could fall as low as 75 percent . . . though most feel It unlikely it would tumble, that far. Compromise Practically all segments of th« cotton - industry appear; .Se-be • set foh'a ^compromise. ..Here It is: > ; In return for a guarantee that parity will not fall below 86 percent, the farm group Is asking that: 1. A vigorous export program be undertaken with a five million bale goal. 2. No limitations be placed on government loans. 3. There will be no reduction In 19S1 acreage over that of '58. Vote Soon The Senate is expected to vote this week on the controversial farm legislation. State Farm Bureau . Presdient Harold Ohlendorf, of Osceola, has had state FB representatives in Washington since last week. For today, he has called a state- af county PB presi- as the ~7"~ 'ifcj^m mediately was \ driv . A huge moving van .was d down beside the tracks and tne\ bodies were placed in there. Catholic priests climbed aboard to administer the last rites nf the church. Don Plynn of the Lynn Daily Hem said most of the dead he saw were badly mangled. Most of them were men. The trains carried a high proportion of college students, many of them bound for Boston institu tions and others for Burdette College, a business school, in Lynn. Books, brief cases boxes were scattered and lunch for a half mile along the tracks. Train seats were tossed helter skelter. Police Capt. John Costin, on duty See TRAIN on Page H Mercury Sh'des From 74 to 31 Early risers in, Blytheville had god reason to shiver this morning as snow flakes pelted the city for nearly two hours. However, because of a lack of more frigid temperature, the snow flakes melted almost as soon as they hit the ground and by 8 a.m. practically all signs of the snow were gone. , The mercury, according to Col. Ivy W. Crawford, official weather observer for this area, dipped to a low of 31 degrees last night after rooming to a Florida-like high of 74 yesterday. .r dents and'secretaVies.ln Little Rock. No doubt, this group also will study the legislation problem as it pertains to cotton, in particular. Joiner Marine Held in Death Of [for Spe BEAUFORT, Marine ^ sergeant from Joinery, Ark. p , : is being held here in the 'deaBr of his baby son, who died as the result of a spanking. He is Sgt. James R. Houseman, 23, staitoned at nearby Samp LeJeune. Coroner Leslie Springle said Sgt. Houseman told him he "blacked out" while spanking his 4-week-old son. Houseman had been caring for the boy, and his 11-month-old daughter. His wife, Edith, still is hospitalized from the birth of her son. The coroner quoted Sgt. Houseman as saying he. became angry while trying to feed the children and spanked both next day he .took of them. The . the boy to a doctor, and was advised to bring him back for further examination if certain complications developed. Later, Houseman took the child to a hospital at Camp LeJeune, where the baby died Saturday. Coroner Springle said an autopsy revelaped the infant suffered several heavy blows on his buttlocks, and died of a brain hemorrhage when blood rushed to the spin and head. A coroner's Inquest is to be held tonight. ' Air Base Post Office Open Blytheville Air Force Base post office opened for business yesterday. Postmaster Ross Stevens explained the office at the base will be run by James L. Branscum, substitute clerk, wjio holds a temporary appointment at the office. Stevens has requested the office be a classified Italian, which will mean It will be run by personnel of Ihc Blythevllla office, The office at the base will offer all services u doe* Blythevllle'f post office with the exception of box and postal savings service!. Officers will receive their mall through general delivery 'while all other mail will b« distributed by units. The office opens at « a.m. H closed .from 1 to 2 p.m. »nd remains open until 5 p.m. It it located at the south entrain* of the headquarters building.

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