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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH8 DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MOBTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 199 Blytheville Courier Blylhcville Daily News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Strike Call Is Sounded In Argentina New Regime Gets First Test of Power BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The defiant General Confederation of Labor (OGT) and Argentina's new government locked horns today over a general strike call that could either smash Peronista labor bosses or shake the government. Early indications were that the strike had -failed to reach its goal of paralyzing the nation. Maj. Gen. ?edro Aramburu — who only 48 hours earlier had ousted Maj. Gen. Eduardo Lonardi as provisional president—met the strike challenge head on. The government declared the strike illegal and warned that anybody who incited it or ^triec'. to "restrict the freedom to work will be arrested and prosecuted." Andres Farmin' and Luis Natalini. CGT's two secretaries general, were reported already arrested. At the U.S.-owned Wilson Go's meat plant, all employes left their jobs, including the r.ighuvstch- men. Only security police and firemen Were there. Transportation Unaffected Essential services such as transportation and power continued unaffected. Major newspapers went to press as usual. Spokesmen for the ant' Peronista "Free Workers" made repeated speeches exhorting workers to ignore the strike call. These leaders claimed that pro-Peron labor officials were not representative of labor's true interests and had called the strike to keep in power. The overthrow of the Juan Peron dictatorship Sept. 19 resulted in many anti-Peronista leaders seizing control of unions. The CGT leadership has been demanding that the government displace the "usurpers." The General Confederation of Commercial Employes, the Workers Federation in Naval Construction, and the Syndicate of Free Chauffeurs and Taxi Drivers here joined other unions in denouncing the strike. The COT told all workers to stay home and not indulge in "shouts and other verbal expressions." Moscow's new "ruble" war includes prbpowrf poet wlHi Egypt for $600,000,000 in mottrioh and aid in building much-wanted Aswan Dam on the Nite, sale of arms with payment in Egyptian cotton, offers of arms and economic aid by Kission satellites to other Arab states. Russians are already in Afghanistan, paving roods, building oil refineries, grain elevator*. If, through trade and MonomK OJd. Hw Soviets extend their power into Egypt, ry i ern USSR would be sharply menaced. Western Europe's oil supplies and see and air communications with MM tall would he endangered. Ship Route to Far East .. Western '*, Defense * Bases Oil Wells and Pipelines Bagdad Pact Egypt's Premier Carnal Nasser denies it, but Russian technicians are reported already in Egypt, coming with arms shipped from Czechoslovakia. If Nile River development deal and proposed 30-year loan from USSR go through. Western obsenreis fear Egypt will be swarming with Soviet "eiperts" for many years to come. Russia Wages 'Ruble War'- With ruble-loaded trade deals as springboards, Russia Is trying to leap right over the military defense chain the West has set up along her southern borders facing the strategically critical Middle East. That's what Washington observers read into Moscow's current splurge of proposed trade, military and economic aid and "deals with Egypt and other Arab states. Map shows graphically the danger for the West if Reds' "ruble diplomacy" succeeds in checkmating the Baghdad* defense pact. This pact links Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan to Europe's NATO chain. In addition, the Communists are not neglecting their old technique .of stirring up troubled waters in which they can fish. Arming Arab League states could precipitate all-out Israeli-Arab warfare. Adiai Makes it Official- He Will Seek Nomination CHICAGO (AP) — Adiai E. Stevenson today said, "I shall be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President next year." Stevenson, his party's 1952 candidate for president, issued a statement saying: ,. T „!.-,, j.. can to persuade Businessmen Organize To Study Issues National Federation of Independent Business has established a chapter in Blytheville and has named Harry W. Haines, Courier News publisher, chairman. NFIB is an organization of hundreds of thousands of small, independent businesses across the nation who are briefed on various legislative problems as they arrive. Idea of the organization is to give a voice of what is virtually the backbone of the American economy —the small businessman. Businessmen will express their personal opinions on legislation pertaining to independent business enterprise through a ballot system each month. Their votes on issues will be returned to Haines who will make a tabulation of the results. In turn, these will be sent to U.S. Rep E. C. (Took) Gainings to reveal the opinions of his independent businessmen constituents. The Federation is a. nonprofit organization that has the largest individual membership of any business organization in the United States. Thief Beware LOUISVILLE, Ky. i/Pv — To the thief who broke into police Capt. William Binder's home; You'd better find a good hiding place. The $30 you took belonged to the Kentucky Peace Officers Assn. Russia, U.S. Huddle On U. N. Deadlock By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States and Russia scheduled private talks today aimed at breaking a deadlock over admitting 18 nations to the U. N. Western sources said hurried, doubts the country would get the arrangement^ for the talks were being made as attempts to solve the long-standing problem bogged down over U.S. opposition to giving Soviet-sponsored Outer Mongolia a seat. Meanwhile, two plans were reported afoot to speed U.N. action on membership. 1. The special Political Committee, in an unusual move, offered special priority to a plan drawn up by Canada and supported by Britain to admit all 18 applicants. 2. Informed sources said plans were under way to call an early Security Council meeting on the question. Could Consider Question The council could consider the question before it comes up in the Social Political Committee and relay its report to the General Assembly ior action. But the consensus was that most delegates would prefer a quick general debate before the council acts. U.S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. said the United States had dropped its active opposition to tour of the five Soviet entries — Albania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. He added that Ihe United States would not use the veto against Outer Mongolia, but he expressed Weather STATE'WINNER — Roy E. Baker, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bftkei of Rt. 4, has been named entomology winner lor 1955. Although he doesn't live on ft farm, Roy has been of help to some of his neighbor farmers in studying Insecticide programs. Hs was recognized at a state 4-H club meeting in Little Hock. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Con- sdierable cloudiness with scattered showers and thundershowers this afternoon and tonight; turning colder tonight. Wednesday clearing and colder. High this afternoon near 80; low tonight mid 30s to Low 40s. MISSOURI: Cold wave warning north and central portions. Mostly cloudy this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms and wanner east and south portions. Turning much colder northwest this afternoon and over state tonight with cold wave north and central portions by Wednesday morning. Temperatures will fall to about 1J extreme northwest to around 40 extreme southeast by Wednesday morning. Clearing tonight. Wednesday mostly fair. Much colder east colder west. High Wednesday 30s north to 40s south. Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum this morning—«3. Sunrise tomorrow—6:34. Sunset today—4:56. Mean tempernturfc—71.5. Preclpltiitlon 24 hour (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—45.41, This Oat* Last \>»r Maximum ypfiterdny—Rfl, Minimum Hits mo:-nliiK-44. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31.03. I shall do my party to entrust that immense responsibility to me again' because: "First, I important for the Democratic party to resume the executive direction oi" our national affairs; "Second, I am assured that my candidacy would be welcomed by representative people in and out of my party throughout the country; "Third, I believe any citizen should make whatever contribution he can to the search for safer, saner world." The necessary seven affirmative votes "Great Opportunity" in the Security Council. The statement also set forth: Applications Qf imnoi -,.ance to return S °™L l ! 511°!L r( ! ,^ithe executive branch of our gov- | ernment to the Democratic party because it is apparent that wisdom and responsibility began to reappear .in the conduct of.our affairs only with the return of Congress to Democratic leadership in the 1954 cants only if the West cast affirmative ballots for the whole 18. The United States has questioned the qualifications of Outer Man- See U.N. on Page 14 New Date Set For Yule Parade: Dec. 2 Blytheville's annual Christmas parade will roll down the city's Main Street on Dec. 2, it was announced today by the Chamber of Commerce. The city's churcnes are cooperating in the parade and will sponsor floats. J. F. Edwards Is Suicide Victim J. F. Edwards, 73, hilled himself by a shotgun blast in the left side of his head at Akiens Corner early t^day. Edwards' body was found in the bedroom of his farm house two and one-half miles north of Steele. According to Clyde Orten, deputy sheriff of PemiscoU County, Edwards killed himself after being in ill health for four years. The victim leaves his wife and .several children. Services, being arranged by the family, are incomplete. election. "Seldom before has the United States faced a period of greater opportunity—and greater danger. "Our great opportunity lies in the fact that our prosperity and wealth can now be used to give all our people th' higher standards and wider opportunities which are mankind's universal dream. are now within our reach, not simply for the favored few, but for every family in \merica." Demands Share Stevenson also said "Our danger lies in the ambition of a new tyranny for mastery of the world, and in Communist exploitation of the hope and discontents of the two-thirds of mankind who now demand a share in the good things of life," he added: "In partnership with our friends and allies, with confidence born of strength and influence born of magnanimity we must work lo uproot the deep causes of conflict and tension and to outlaw the very means of war in this atomic a^o. "The task ' of the Democratic party is to make 'prosperity and peace' not a political slogan but an active sea re!. for a better America and a better world. "I am ready to do what I ran to that end either a.s a worker in the ranks or at the lop of ihff ticket if my party sees in to -so honor me." Ike Tours Farm; Talks With Adams Convalescing President- Views Cattle By ED CREAGII GETTYSBURG,. Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower, like any farmer who has long been away from his acres, toured his farm today and looked over the livestock. He also went over the adjoining property of his friend George Allen. Eisenhower wore light brown western style hat, a gabardine jacket and a bright-colored shirt. He made the tour in his "jeep u-iih a fringe on the top '.' accompanied by several other men. The President got out 01 the jeep anci .strolled around at least once, looking over some Holstein cattle. He moved vigorously, shaking his arms now and then as if to warm up. The weather was crisp and clear with the temperature in the 40s. The chief executive scheduled a meeting in mid-afternoon with hisi chief assistant Sherman Adams, who planned to fly here with offic- icial business stemming from a Cabinet meeting in Washir 3ton. Eisenhower is using: his country home on the outskirts of town as his office. His new quarters in the Gettysburg post office aren't quite ready. Sees Weeks Tomorrow Tomorrow he 'will see Secretary of Commerce Weeks, only member of the Cabinet who wasn't able to confer with him at Denver. In the big, rebuilt house on the farm, Eisenhower is u s i n g a ground floor study as a bedroom presumably to avoid unnecessary stair-climbing while he continues his recovery from a heart attack. It's a quiet household nowadays. White House Press Secretary James C. H gerty told newsmt \. in response to questions, that the staff is limited to the President's valet, a cook and Mrs. Eisen^ow- er's maid. Later some Filipino messboys from the Navy will be added—an indication the Eisenhowers may be doing some entertaining once they have settled in and the President's doctors have given a go-ahead. Landing; Field The White House ha? fixed up See IKE on Page 14 Salk Serum Works, P H S Report Says By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE AP Science Reporter KANSAS CITY (AP) — Even a single shot of Salk polio vaccine sliced paralytic polio this year 50 to 80 per cent, an official preliminary government report declared today. The report was called "awfully good news. The vaccine works." It comes from a special Public, to give single shots immediately 1 -- -- - 1 - ; '- ) -— •"• -•«•- iu)rt Health Service surveillance unit summarizing all the detective work to learn what actually happened to children who had one or more polio shots, compared with those who had none. Children taking the prescribed second and third shots should get even better protection, said Dr. Alexander D. Langmuir, of the health service's Communicable Disease Center (CDC), which reported the study. Since the middle of May, there has been no evidence that any vaccine in use was not safe, the report said. Government safety standards on production of vaccine were revised and tightened early that month. 25 Million Approved Some polio experts say the results are so good that all available vaccine might best be used to as many children as possible, rather than giving a series of three shots to a smaller number of children. Roughly 25 million doses oi vaccine have been approved and released by the Public Health Service for use. They argue that single shots, spread as quickly as possible among ihe estimated 60 million persons under age 21, would be the fastest way of building up immunity to curb or prevent polio epidemics. In a short time, they foresee eradication of polio. Others Disagree Other poiio experts disagree that widespread single shots first would be the best method, or that quick eradication is possible. A few are critical of the vaccine itself, or urge a go-slow policy. The new report on vaccine effectiveness was presented to the American Public Health Assn. by Dr. Langmuir, Dr. Neal Nathanson and William Jackson Hall. Ph. D., of the Polio Surveillance Unite and CDC. . This: unit was set up last April 28 in the CDC after reports of polio connected with use of some lots of vaccine from the Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, Calif. Its slai'f .made studies and summa- rised studies from health officials in various states as to what happened to vaccinated and nonvao cinated children. 2 to 5 Times Greater • "Tentative results, subject to modification and revision, reveal that the attack rates for paralytic polio are from two to five times greater in the unvaccinated than the vaccinated children," the re- See VACCINE on Page 14 Big 4 Tension Talks Again Break Down GENEVA (AP) — The Big Four foreign ministers failed completely today to agree on any steps for breaking down East-West barriers. Western spokesman blamed the breakdown on" the Soviet government's determination to keep its people insulated. _ Soviet Foreign Minister V. M.*——— • ''* ' * 'Operation Sagebrush' Gets Underway Today Road Location Site Withheld Right of Way Must Be Purchased First Ward Goodman, chief engineer oi the Arkansas State Highway Commission. has announcer) that the new location of Hichway 61 is known, but, its disclosure would be "premature." In general, the relocation befrms at Lake David. 50 miles south of Blytheville, and extends to the Missouri state line. The highway will bypass Blytheville to the east- Goodman, in a leter to Joda M. McGuire, manager of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, said a con- Minister V. M. Molotov made a last ditch effort to work Red China into some international organization by getting the Bit? Four to agree that all states ought to belong to such organizations as the International Labor Office. This and all ir Molotov proposals in thia field were turned down. For his part, Molotov rejected Western efforts to open Soviet borders to the free flow of information and freer movement of peoples. He turned down a 1 proposition by French Foreign Ministers Antoine Pinay which Finay said would facilitate post-Geneva negotiations on improving East-West relations. Should Abandon Attempt British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan said if the Soviets were not able to agree to the French proposition he thought it would be better to abandon attempts to reach some sort of agreement here which would be meaningless. Molotov said probably the time is not yet ripe to rearh four-power accord on increasing trade, travel and information contacts. American Press Officer Henry Suyciam said the subject of East- West contacts might come up nqam. Nobody seemed to know By ELTON FAY FT. POLK, La. (AP) — Zero hour came today in the United States' biggest peacetime military maneuvers — a war game with a pattern strikingly similar to what could happen if Reds break the Korean truce or choose aggression elsewhere. any existing- condition. But as HO,000 men and 1,200 warplanes poised for the beginning of an "aggressor" offensive, the picture had a grim similarity to that in the Far East. And there appeared also to be this forwarning to real aggressors: the emphasis this lime was on atomic weapons for both air and ground force ~. Mutches Korea The script which set the situation fur the huge war game over seven million acres of western Louisiana plains was this: A truce between aggressor and United States forces had been in existence. Standing- between the War" began today for Blythe- two forces was a demilitarized ville Air Force Base, in connection i zone. To this point, only the 38th with Operation Sagebrush, as the! Parallel seemed to be lacking to Generals disclaimed intention to shape the tactics and theoretical situation in Exercise Sagebrush to # * * BAFB Enemy in Sagebrush 'War' Begins For Blytheville Airmen, Visitors whether it would. However the genera! expecta-! '°<:al "aggressor" field went into ac- makc the picture match Korea. tion was that the four would re- I tlon as a rear support echelon. sr^"-ss ^.»,,,• to P Forcerm^r,| soS JTSXHSMT sulting engineer to provide the Commission plans for ihe interstate route. Included in those plans, lie said. •will be requirements for right-of- way. "We know." he said, "in senna! the route of the proposed location but it would be premature for us to specify positive location until right-of-way limits have been furnished us." As soon as approved plans aye available, a sketch of the rom v/ill be furnished the local Chamncr. Goodman said. Scouts Celehrate Purchase of Bus A victory dinner to relebrnif 1 ill" purchase of an SSOl) bus was with iiciation and European riTrtTl wh Ru'siln DroDosil- of H1 " AFB . u t ah ' and "»' 432nd ? 0 ' d «d«c,r™\r U rr»Ss P irSlr L :!«ct.c,l R^^ Group, of ,-r.nv and n nonaggressiop pact, Shnw APB. S.C.. were paced on br'wcen the Warsaw and Atlantic al( ' rt -*ortly after midnight According to information Irom the The aggressor broke the truce and attacked United Sta' s forces Sop BIG FOUR on Pace 14 Manslaughter Charge Filed office of Base Cmdr. Col. Gordon D. Timmons, a truce area in the neighborhood of the Rod 'liver, in Louisiana w ~ crossed night by the northern "a? n ressrn'" forces. One Kill "Aggressors" early this morning "shot down" a U.S. reconnaisance PARAGOULD. Ark. llPi — A cor oivr'.s jurv vesterdav recommended aircraft that Ervm Howard be charged with ! Blythcville Air Force Base uiiuniary manslaughter in the death ; "vely "safe" from enemy of his brother-in-law. Coroner L.! B. Burroughs Jr.. said last night. | Burroiishs said that Johnny | Franklin Howard. 35. was killed by j a shotgun bl Wiseman hoi * rela- lost early Sunday at the j ™f? r line where Howard and ' '^ last night my members of Boy Scout: his wife wore visiting. Troop 31 for their parents and lam- j sheriff Chester Shirley said Wise- ilies. More than ICO scouts and adults gathered at the Legion Hut inr the pistol at Mrs. Howard. U.S.i attack, according to Timmons' office. The base here is acting as a mriin- tainence field for the aggressors. Aircraft of the 461st and the 432nd | wings are being flown in for major .service. They are then sent, forward "aggressor" bases across the demilitarized zone. This mock war is tactical in nature, involving no strategic bombing missions deep into a sanctuary land. That too was like Korea. Swift Mobility Like the Air Force, ihe ground force's emph:.sis was on swift mobility and atomic firepower—the Corporal guided missile, the Honest John bombardment rocket, the 280 mm. cannon. i Tlie foot ildiers and airmen were armed with simulated weap- ! ons as deadly if not as "lectacular • as the nuclear bombs and projectiles—radiological, biological and chemical. man told him he fired at Howard he found him brandishing dinner. The Scouts earned the overall i-ost of the hlls through scrapiron sales. They are studying prospects of making a western trip in their transportation. Burroushs said the pistol showed j airmen to the base, but to the Bly- I'ucleurp that the trigger had been ihcville "area", palled but. that the weapon failed! I( js a com - cn jent wal . j n tnat j,,, to Eire. ' phases — in plan for nearly three new Wiseman was released under $1,000 bond, the coroner said. Bonds Forfeited On Nine Counts Billy ShaffnfT forfeited bond or S3ti.7o on a charge of reckless driving in a city case heard this morning The alert of crewmen and fliers >" Municipal Court, at Blytheville does not confine the! In siatc casc ' s ' W ' R ' Hend « rson - "somewhere in the southwestern part of the United States." Confined Intestinal, Throat Infections Hit Area Children A widespread outbreak of throat and intestinal infections has stricken several hundred persons, mostly children, in the Blytheville area in the past, week, according to a survey of Blytheville physicians. Though most doctors noted a constdernble increase in cases of throat infection and intestinal virus, nil pointed out there Is nothing to be alarmed about. A few indicated they feel the rash of cases has reached near-epidemic proportions. Number of cases trentnrl by phy throat infections and half iino.t:!. u virus. Increase Seen Practically every doctor q-.i' 1 ^ tioned indicated there has been ;in unusual increase in such cases during the past week. Some stated the increase is as much as 50 to 75 per cent over tlie normal, while others said their increase had been negligible to 23 per cent. Average would place the increase at about 50 per cent. One doctor said he had about 100 such cases In the past 10 days, and that constituted about a 75 per cent increase. AnolV to the usual average or two or three per week. Slow Kec?ovi-ry One doctor pointed out that in addition to there being an ly large number of such cases, tin; sickness appeared to be more severe and recovery slower than is usually the case. The intestinal virus, while not ordinarily dangerous except in young babies, is characterized by cramp- Ing, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and generally uncomfortable condi Hon. The virus, still somewhat of a mystery to medical science, has a s.iid he had hnd .I'nrml de>n--'ratinK effect on babies and ilcians appears to be about halt 13(1 cases lo. three days compared caa be fatal li neglected too long. I ntory. In older persons it is not serious if tivaled early. No Kxplunatinn M.,,1 doctors were at a loss to explain Ihp cause of the large In- cre,i:-r in the illnesses, though most saw some relation between the throat and intestinal sicknesses. Some indicated they thought It was a seasonal condition and hlnmrd the chanueablc weather as the cause. Most agreed that, such hii'KC outbreaks seem to come in cycles. One doctor pointed out that the outbreak was not confined to nlylhcville but, appeared widespread over the enure trade ter- David A. Webb and James Andrews all forleited bonds of $19.75 on charges of haung improper vehicle licenses. years — are known. It began early j Joseph Johnson and Robert LH- today. Firing will cease Nov. 22. vahn forfeited bor.ds of $19.75 oa Regrouping will take place until charges of speeding. Nov. 28 when the "war" begins again I In city cases, William M. Fennel to continue until Dec. 6. Prom then j forfeited a S10 bond on a speeding until completion, possibly in sev- charge and Robert^ Walker^ and eral months'time, critques and eva- " " '""'' *" '" Illations will be made. Move lo Bcffin j Begining Dec. 6. members of the 4filst and -132nd will return to their j home bases. The 4(ilst. at Hill AFB. is the parent of the Blytheville unit. According to Timmons' office, James Price torfeited S5 bonds on charges uf running a traffic bght. Youth Is For Check Thefts two squadrons will begin moving A 14-year-old boy is being held permanently to Blytheville shortly in connection with the theft of after the first of the year. SI.600 worth of checks from the post While hostilities are in progress j office box of Mrs. Garland P. Tram- Fi'iday, newsmen from Blytheville, I mrll, collector for St. Francis Levy Little Rock, Memphis and South Carolina, plus representatives of wire services, will be briefed nt the base here. The will see B-57's. RB-57B's nnd RF-84F planes. The brirfing will Include all op- District collector. Deputy Sheriff Clyde Barker said the lad was apprehended in New Madrid, Mo., and has been returned to Wilson. The Vhccks. some of which were destroyed by the youth, were mnd» orations of the base now In progress. I out to Mrs. Tranunell.

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