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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 200 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily News Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Power Test Continues In Argentina By BRUCE HENDERSON BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina's anti-Peron government and Peronista labor leaders were still locked in a struggle for supremacy today. Thousands of workers obeyed the Peronistas' general strike call; but other thousands ignored it. + The new provisional government headed by Maj. Gen. Pedro Aramburu, which took over Sunday after ousting Maj. Gen. Eduardo Lonardi from the presidency, arrested 146 persons in the Buenos Aires district alone for Inciting people to strike, capital police said. The Aramburu regime met the strike challenge in a showdown fight with the big General Confed- One Killed In Storms Over State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Powerful winds — possibly tornadoes — churned a path through north Arkansas yesterday. One person was killed, at least 15 injured, and 22 houses and two churches were demolished. Eight towns were hit. The storm was followed by dropping temperatures, which were expected to reach as low as 12 degrees in the northwest section of the state and as low as 18 degrees in the south tonight. Accompanied by heavy rains and some hall, the storm struck first at Casa. a tiny community in Perry County about 50 miles north of Little Rock. It moved north and hit Heber Springs in Cleburne County. Then it descended on live communities in Independence County, and struck last at Alicia in Lawrence Comity. Dead is Mrs Clara Lambert of Hutchinson in Independence County. Her body was found in. a field near the place where her house had stood. Witnesses said her house "was blown away." Two other houses at Hutchinson were destoryed and .several damaged. There were no other injuries reported there. Warnings Issued At the othe.- Independence County communities which were hit — Rosie, Floral, Huff, and Magness —four persons were injured and 16 houses and two chumhes were destroyed. The brunt of the storm passed out of Arkansas before the U. S. Weather Bureau issued two severe storm warnings. Together, the Uvojers, 20: public power, 15; printi alerts covered all of south Arkan- io ; train workers. 5; other trans- sas and most of east Arkansas, j port workers, 5; wood workers, 5. The last warning expired at 4 Industries in Avellaneda, Azul. a.m. today. San Martin and San Justo — all The first, which extended from j near Buenos Aires —- were totally 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. forecast severe: closed. But in the interio. cities of eration of Labor (CGT), which was the main support of Juan D. Peron, Argentina's former dictator. The government declared the strike, which started ot midnight Monday, "is failing;." Industries Hurt But the fact remained that the walkout hit hardest in some of the more essential industries, such as meat packing, metal working and petroleum. The question seemed to be who could last the longer — the government faced with steadily dropping stocks of meats and other supplies, or the workers who are losing more pay every day. The armed forces, which are guarding key points in industrial centers of the country to prevent any outbreaks of violence, were posted last night in the big Retire railroad station in downtown Buenos Aires. Firemen also were assigned to the station. Unconfirmed reports .said the railway workers would join the strike today. The government outlawed the strike, and warned that those inciting the walkout would be jailed. Those arrested were said to include high officials of CGT. They were held incommunicado. The strike picture across the country looked about like this: Essential services such as light, power, and transportation were scarcely affected This also went for restaurants, movies, bars, and Unofficial but generally accurate reports gave these percentages of absenteeism in the Buenos Aires area: Meat plants, 100 per cent; glass working, 100 per cent; soap plants. 100: rubber, 95; petroleum, 90; breweries, 90; textiles, 80; metal working, 75; chemicals, 70; leather, 40; bakers, 35; rood work- O f Illinois jumped the gun on potential rivals with an official announcement yesterday that ers. 30; electricity. 30; pap-r work-j hn ;„ orro ; nj „ o n ,,^;j n *« r«^ n,~ « rt ™;« 0 t!n« h~ ,,-„- ;~ men J J NEW SUBDIVISION — Work is progressing on East End Development Corporation's new subdivision. Pictured are a few of homes which are being erected in the city's newest housing develop- ment. Area is located several blocks east of Ruddle Road on city's eastern-most edge. Homes in area are in low and medium price field. (Courier News Photo) thunderstorms in an area 50 miles either side of a line extending from Pine Bl"ff to Bowling Green, Ky. The danger area generally included most oi" east Arkansas and much of south Arkansas. The second warning went into effect at 10 p.m. and was lifted at 4 a.m. It called for severe thunderstorms and one or two tornadoes in an area 50 miles eith- Seft ONE KILLED on Page 16 Misiones, Chaco, La Pampa and Mendoza. work was reported nor- ma Only minor incidents of violence were reported. Dr. Raul Migone was sworn in as minister of labor, the thorniest job in A ram burn's Cabinet. Migone resigned a diplomatic post in 1944 because he disagreed with Peroiv ism and had been living in exile in the United States and Uruguay. Ike Delays Moving Into His New Office By ED CREAGH GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Poor flying weather canceled a conference today between President Eisenhower and Secretary of Commerce Weeks. But tomorrow the chief executive will see Weeks and start work on his 1957 budget. Fog and rain weathered in the | radio-TV report to the nation with- Gettysburg airport. As a result Eisenhower will have in a few days, from either Gettysburg or Washington. Eisenhower no official callers today and ba.s!,, on . t take pan 'j n the brofldcast( put off until tomorrow moving into. t j, e white Hou.se his new office in the Post Of'^e building. His growing work schedule probably will take him to meetings oi the Cabinet and the National Security Council next . Tomorrow Secretary of State Dulles is due here for two days of conferences with the President on the foreign ministers conference at Geneva. TV Report Dulles is expected to make Stevenson Tells Campaign Plans; Finnegan to Direct It By JACK BELL CHICAGO (AP) — Adlai E. Stevenson was away and running today in a nine-month race for the 1956 Democratic presidential nomination. In one of the earliest starts in modern political annals, the 55-year-old former governor llinois jumped the gun on potential rivals with an offic"" 1 ' ' ' he is again a candidate for the nomination he won in 1952. At a news conference today, he-;* was expected to name James Finnegan. secretary of state for Pennsylvania, as his campaign manager, and Hy Ra.skin, former deputy Democratic national chairman. :>s executive director of his campaign organization. He also has arranged for Barry Bii.-gham. editor of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal and Times jind president of the Courier-Jour- r.ii] and Times Publishing Co.. to head a voluntcers-for-Stevenson organization. iru> teV a enS f°"v primar?!? including < shar P and realistic lesson today about the vulnerability oi' its 1 cities to atomic attack by jet bombers. Dulles Flays Soviet In Big Four Finale **¥* #**¥ Says Reds Were Insincere By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles told the final session of the Geneva conference today that Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin apparently had sent Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov here "with orders not to discuss seriously" the reunification of Germany. Dulles blamed Soviet resistance [ * ¥ * # # * to reuniting Germany through free | B i i • ** elections on fear that such an ac- PollCV fVlQKGr SQVS* Mock Atom Attac Shows U.S. Cities Are Vulnerable FT. POLK, La. (AP) — The United States learned a lion would threaten Moscow's hold on the Communist satellite countries of Eastern Europe. Dulles spoke after the Big Four agreed without argument to break up the present conference without any specific time or place for another meeting. They did this by accepting a communique which they agreed to issue later today. It was a very brief document registering by implication the total failure of the meeting to provide solutions or make substantial progress on any of the great East-West issues and particularly on Germany. The communique was described as reporting the foreign ministers would now report back to their chiefs and recommend that the future course of their discussions be settled throuph diplomatic channels. Followed Conference Dulles, who is to report to President 'Eisenhower tomorrow, said the President has "closely followed this conference on a day to day basis." Dulles said he thought that the Geneva meeting had. not been "wholly barren." And he expressed hope for better results in the future, saying that after long years in international diplomacy he not "easily discouraged." "The government and people of the United States," Dull ; told Molotov, "want to develop better relations with the Soviet nation. "Our hope for the future derives from our belief that the Soviet government will sooner or later come to see that the advantage to it in better relations with the Western powers is far better than local and passing advantages which it could gain at the price of forfeiting the good relations which at the Summit conference the Soviet rulers seemed to want." Highlights Situation He . said the Russian refusal "even to contemplate free elections in East Germany" serves to highlight "us no words could the situation throughout Eastern Europe." "If the so-called German democratic republic." he said, "cannot stand the test of a peoples' choice, no more can the regimes imposed on the peoples of Eastern Europe." The propaganda battle, which was bound to be waged as a result of the failure of the conference, Sep. DULLES on I'age 16 Luxora Seeks Street Lights Luxora's town council gave its approval for needed street lights at iU third meeting last night. The Rev. Vaughn presided. W. P. Ellis, superintendent ot Luxora schools, reported on the meeting with the town council and announced its approval of lights. Ewell Walters, Ellis and the Rev. W. L. Diggs were appointed to determine the most needed sites for street lights. Jerry Haley reported on-the waste paper can project for Main Street. P. W. Johnson spoke of some of the objective Luxora hopes to achieve in the Negro section of town. They were listed as: 1. Truck to haul trash once a month. 2. Graveling unimproved .streets. 3. Extension of sewer facilities, tnd i 4. Placing an gge limit of 18 on | visitors to "Colored Alley." j said. Meantime, the President reported feeling fine as he continued his convalescence irom a heart attack. Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said thore is "a very good possibility" the President will meet See IKE on Page 16 those in Minnesota, California Pennsylvania and Florida. In some of these he is likely to face a stiff challenge from Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Estes Closer Kefauver ii "cated last nigh* he i.s inching closer to the nomination race. He said in Miami, Fla.: "There is a very good chance that I will see the Democratic nomination for president, and I do I'll make a fight for it." His comment came on a Miami television question and answer program a few hours after Steven son's announcement. "I won't announce a definite decision until the middle of December," he said. "I,want to consider whether the party wan is me, and I I've got some hearings and so nit v.-as' Senate work to clear up first." He said Stevenson i.s "a good man and will be a formidable candidate." Gov. Averell Hariiin.in of New York, who said he isn't going to work for the nominal ton himself, said Stevenson had proved him- See STEVENSON on Page 16 Twelve Inductees On Way To Camp Chaffee Training Twelve Mississippi County men have reported to Little Rock for swearing-in ceremonies in the armed services while delinquent draftees number 19, the Selective Service System veportd today. Local Board M, Miss Rosie M. Saliba, clerk, released the following inductees who were sent to Little Rock yesterday and who are expected to bft sent to Camp Chaffee, Ft. Smith, today: Wjllie D. Clifton and Earnest Ethan Allen, both of Blytheville; Arvol Eugene Smith, Ml. Hope, Ala.; Jimmie Rapert, Ira Gene Ashley and David Swift Laney, all of Osceola; Jerry Mach Mathis, Leachville; Richard Allen Ferguson, Manila; William Vcrnon James Jr., Tnlsa; Franklin Edward Caery, Manila; Lenard J. Willie, Leachville, and James Junior Smith, Manila. Failing to report yesterday was James Clifton Autry Jr., present address Chicago. Delinquent since Oct. 26 are the following! Johnie Jr. Greenwall, Leachville; Silas Donald Sugg, Eudora; Jerry Leon Kuykcndall, Michigan City, Ind.; Herbert Leslie Batey, Blytheville; Alvin Anderson Rumage, St. Joe, Mich.; Gregorio Guajardo, Holland, Mich.; James Love Jr., Marston, Mo.: Junior Edwin Fish, Osceola; Billy James Parish, Willow River, Mich.; Lorenzo Gutrie- erez Resales, McClemey, Tex.; Jake Lowman Pickle, Sacramento, Calif.; Landus B. Casey, Romoak, 111.; Kenneth Ray Lindsey, Fresno, Calif.; Tommy D. Haywood, Net- Ueton., Miss.; Marvin Willis Robertson, Marked Tree; Shannon Millikin, Joiner; Rozell Griggs, Blytheville; and Gilbert Har'lcy Sandusky, Memphis, Tenn. Miss Sallba has requested that knowledge of the whereabouts of any of the delinquents be conveyed to the Selective Service office. Within two weeks, she said, names will be reported to federal authorities. Tuberculosis Seal Campaign Starts Today Community chairmen for the 1955 A comparative handtul of swift bombers, streaking inland at low altitude, evaded an elaborate radar warning system and waiting interceptor planes and aimed simulated nuclear bombs at air bases located in Southern states from Heat's On In BAFB's Chapel Now Failure of Geneva Conference Brings Cold War Back By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — "The failure of the Geneva conference has brought the cold war back," a top-level administration leader said today. W. S. Ruder Cancer Society Reorganizes North Mississippi County's American .Cancer Society reorganized in. a session here last night, W. S. Racier, Blythevllle attorney, was named chairman of the group and Mrs. Milton Howard is commander. Other officers include John S. Cherry, secretary; L. E. Isaacs, treasurer; Mrs. Roland Karr. education chairman; Mrs. Mary Droke, .service chairman; Mrs. E- L. Boggs, publicity chairman; and Drs. J. E. Beasley and W. T. Rainwater, members of medical board. The group plans Lo show educational films on detection and treatment of cancer to various civic now being , groups- Mrs. He said that "in the light of this, the administration is reexamining its programs, and is prepared to make any changes that are necessary." The policy maker, declining- to be quoted by name, said that budget-balancing aims would be subordinated to. "necessities" of the developing new situation. He said that cuts in foreign aid spending are "not now contemplated . . . There may be some shifts, and changes in emphasis, in the foreign aid program, but there won't be mich difference" be- ween this year's and next year's outlays. Policies Flexible "The administration's policies are flexible, and they will be shifted as needed," he added. The administration leader unqualifiedly termed "a failure" the Big Pour foreign ministers' meetr- ing ending today at Geneva. He said "the tense situation in. th. Middle East" is further concrete evidence that "the cold war is back." What this will mean in terms of the administration's . aim to balance the budget this year and keep it balanced is not yet clear, UK official indicated. In September, John B. Hollister, head of the International Cooperation Administration, which administers foreign aid, told reporters after a trip to Europe that the situation had improved so much there that some cutdown in foreign economic aid outlays could begin immediately ,and be carried ovr into next .year. Increased Military Aid Now, it appeared from the administration policy maker's views based on Russia's intransigent attitude at Geneva and developments. in the Middle East, any savings on economic aid may have to be spent on increased military assistance abroad. . Current programs for the year ending next June 30 contemplate spending of SI, 750,000,000 for economic aid abroad and $2,150,000,000 R. Brooksher, Florida westward through Loui5i-i church services ana and northward as Inr as Vir-' CO nductrd at Blytheville Air Force \ commander for Arkansas, and Wil- ginia. ! Ba . e chapp! and .., he heat's on." ac- : ' 1!lm Staplelon, executive director of They werp "enemy" aircraft; cording to Chaplain Don R. Max- \ the division, were speakers last i night. Christmas Seal drive were an- Participating in Uio si-ant Exert-ise. field, nonnced today as the campaign got; Sagebrush, a "tactical underway to collect, funds in the continuing fight against tuberculosis. County chairman of the drive is Dr. Elden Fairley, of Wilson. Fairley said more than 8,000 letters containing seals will be mailed to county residents. "Every citizen is asked to contribute since additional funds are needed due to the increased .number of TB cases reported and given help by the association," Fairly said, Blytheville chairmen are Louis McWaters, general chairman; Mrs. Max Usrey, business drive; Mrs. Jess Horner, seal sale; Mrs. Glenn Ladd, Bangel day; Miss Vcra Goodrich, BAAF drive; and Mrs. Joe Warren, .volunteers. Other community chairmen include Mrs, Henry Applegate, Armorel; Mrs. J. C. Ellis. Barfield; Mrs. W. B. BurkeU, Bassett; Mrs. Blanche G. Holmes, Bondsvillc; Mrs. Jim Tompkins, Burdette; Mrs James Elslandcr, Carson-Gridcr- Driver; Mrs. Albert Burks, Clear Lake; Mrs. John Miles Miller, Dell; Mrs. Austin Chaplain, Dyess; Mrs.! Leslie Speck, Frenchman's Bayou; Mrs. John O'Neal, Huffman and 40 & 8; Jerry Frankum, Gosnell; Mrs. B, F. Gay, Half Moon; Kenneth Sulcer. Joiner; Bruce Wilson, Kelser; Albert on Hiett, Leachville; Mrs. Aaron Williams, Lost Cane; Mrs. James Middleton. Lutes Corner; Mrs. William JoNiston, Luxora; and A. A, Tipton, Manila, mancuver ; The chapel is now heated for the test application oi modern first time this fall, Chaplain Max- ground and Air Force \vo;ipnns and, field said. tactics to battlefield fishtin^. ', Roman Catholic Mass is said at ()84f) by the Rev. Amos H. Enderlin. Protpstant services are conducted by Chaplain Maxfield at 0945 hours. The chapel is primarily designed for military personnel, he said, but civilians are welcome. First protestant communion .service was observed last Sunday. The base chapel will cooperate with Blvlhcville churches in observance of Nov. 20 as Pal Sunday when lo invitee every worshipping scrvir.e- Had Ample Warning When the aggressor planes set. off this mock war with their stnkf last night, defending forces h;ui ample warning that trouble was coming. Only the limp of attack remained a surprise. Yet initial reports indicated thai a .substantial number of the attack' - - pianos foiled radar warning systems and suddenly appeared over tartict airfields before 'ightcrs could raise to intercept them. Radar did pick up the images, chaplain said, of some of the fast-flyinpr bombers' n.K. there were some intr-rreptinns. But. for the peace of mind oi 1 ne- Icnse planners of the nation, ilie fii'st reports sugRR.sl.crt that too many of the enemy succeeded in their mission. Weather .... j for military aid. division i The Defen5 . e rj epartment has a ]_ ready indicated that defense outlays are on the way up. Defense spending prograris, like all others, the administration k der indicated, will be reviewed in the light of the new .situation. But even with inert used outlays, the administration could .still balance the budget if tax receipts increased sufficiently. I NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Near '- cold wave tonight. Clearing tmd ; much colder this afternoon and. to- i night; Thursday fair and continued . cold. High this afternoon low 40s; ! low tonight 15 to 'JO. MISSOURI — Cold wave '.varn- | ing southeast: fair west partly .special effort will be made ! clo ^y "*' this afternoon; gener- ' ally fair tonight; continued cold home-cooked meal, the Straggler Hangs Self In Municipal Court Jack Neff was fined $100 and costs j and sentenced to 24 hours In jail sifter he pleaded guilty to it chare*-' | of driving while under the influence : of intoxicating liquor, in a city case I heard this morning in Municipal Court. j Leonard Jack.son forfeited a $501 bond on a charge of reckless driving ' The state's case against Willu^ Aldridgc, charged with failure to, yit"'d the right of way, was con tin-I nod to Saturday by Judge Grnhiim j Sudbury. I In a city ca.sc, Johnny Fk-mins [ forfeited a $10 bond on a speeding charge. MANILA '.-?> — A Japanese straggler who was captured early this month after II years in Luzon jun- izlcs handed himself today, a Philippine army spokesman said. Seaman N'oboru Kinosbita. 33. previously had ashed Filipino army guards lo kill him because hp was ashamed to return to Japan in defeat. northwest and much colder with! cold wave southeast tonight; Thurs- ( day fair wanner west, low tonight; Riales, who .suffered a skull frac- 5-10 northwest to near. 15 south- j ture, facial lacerations, contusions Accident Victim Ss Improving Mrs. Russell Riales of Blytheville. critically injured in a Highway 61 accident Friday night, was listed as "definitely improving" today by Chickasawba Hospital officials. Attending physician -said Mrs. east; high Thursday 20s east near 30 west. Maximum yesterdav~83. Minimum tills morning—46. Sunrise tomorrow—6:35. Simsol today—4:55. Mean Temperature—64.5. Precipitation 24 hours |7 A m. to p.m.I—."6. Precipitation Jan. I to date—46.17. Tills Daln Last Year Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum this morninp—14. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31.93. Homing Farmhouse Kills Infant Mrs. John Roach went to the nearby home of a neighbor to borrow a fi'w clothespins. In her house .slip If ft her six-month-old haby. Jackie, asleep. His Uircp-yt'iir old .sister, Patsy, was playing peacefully nearby. When the Ba.ssctt farm wife returned, .she s:iw the rear of the f'lamitu; Minn hoii:-e about to rol- liipsc iind Patsy standing in the Irnnl. don:\vay. Patsy quickly ran to safety. It took the efforts of entghbors to keep hrr from rushing into ! the biirninR home in sraivh of j Jackie. But tnc fire, by that time, had enveloped the house. Jackie's charred body was found later. Mr. and Mrs. Roach recently moved to the James Carpenter farm. just, across tne railroad Irom Bassett Park. They formerly lived in .Lepanto. Mrs, Carpenter and her daughter fitst saw the blaze and ran to the house. However. Monday's high winds fanned the flames and as they arrived, the roar portion of the house was practically destroyed. No one knows how the fire was started. to ' and multiple fractures of both knee ' caps, will be transferred to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis tomorrow. Deputy Sheriff Dave Young reported the accident occurred on Highway 61, about two miles north 7 j of Luxora when the car driven by Mrs. Riales struck the rear of a station wagon driven by Leland Wells of Blytheville. Both vehicles were traveling north, Young said. The Riales car apparently was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when it struck the station wagon shortly after Wells had turned onto the highway from a side road, he said. The Riales vehicle skidded 60 feet before striking the station wagon which careened on 318 feet after the impact, he said. Wells sutfe red only minor injuries, Young said. Investigation is continuing, he said. Emergency Call? NEWPORT, Ky. Ut — A man who claimed he was "looking for a place to make a telephone call" was convicted yesterday of breaking into a drug store. Robert Hnrdison. 32, Louisville, drew A three-year term.

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