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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER W HORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Yd,. LI—NO. 201 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1955 Except Sunday Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Dems Move To Patch Up Differences Butler Sees Adoption Of Loyalty Oath By JACK BELL CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats moved today to patch up party-splitting differences before their 1956 convention. National Chairman Paul M. Butler forecast adoption by the national committee of a compromise for the so-called "loyalty oath," center of turmoil in the 1948 and 1952 conventions. Under this compromise, state committees would be responsible for getting the national nominees on the ballot under the Democratic label in their states. Convention delegates would be certified by the state groups as "bona fide Democrats who have the interests, welfare and success of the Democratic party at heart:" This expected burial of the "loyalty oath" controversy apparently stemmed in part from the belief of Democratic leaders that their prospects of electing a president are looking up. May Increase Delegates Butler said In an Interview that because of this, the party may have to Increase the number of delegates and alternates to its convention net August. About 3,200 persons had such credentials at the 1952 convention. "The people of the country are waiting up to the fact that the next, president is going to be nominated at our convention and they want to be there," Butler said. Butler's optimism set the tone for a gathering of Democrats already steamed up over a prospective battle for a nomination made BANGLE SALE — Blytheville girl scouts will lend a hand Saturday to the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association's annual fund raising campaign. The girls will conduct a one-day downtown sale of the double-barred bangles, which signify the fight against tuberculosis. Pictured above are two of the young ladies who will take part in the sale. They are Sally Ann Johnson (left) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson, and Jan Carol Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoyt Brown. (Courier News Photo) Bond System Abandon ed: Toll Road Plan Gets Administration's Nod GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Secretary of Commerce Weeks said today after a conference with President Eisenhower that administration officials are backing -away from a bond- flittering by the possibility I financed federal highway program in favor of a pay-as-you-go system. that the Republicans may have to pick a substitute for President Eisenhower to head their 1956 ticket. Butler told a news conference he does not believe : 'isenhower again will be a candidate. But he S"'t the Democrats are "not going to be caught with our guard down" ' and will KO all-out in their attacks on the Eisenhower administration's record. increased Unity Feed a Serviceman. Sunday-Asks USO USO Committee Chairwoman Mrs. C. G. Redman today He said his optimism is based '- called "upon Blytheville residents to invite servicemen to a on increased party unity, "out-; "Sundav home dinner" this week in celebration of "Pal Day." standing" party leadership Congress and "our favorable position on many issues." "We have a greater array of capable men qualified for the presidency than the Republicans," he added. If Eisenhower runs again, Butler said, the President's health after his heart attiick "wouldn't be openly an issue." But he said people will be interested in who the Republican vice presidential candidate is. The National USO officially de-+. signaled Nov. 16 as Pal Day. However, Mrs. Redman recommended I ^j^%/*^**«£ that Sunday be observed in connec- j J^t/C iC/f J tion with Blytheville churches' Pal Sunday. A special effort is benig matte by j local churches (o invite Blytheville ! Air Force Base personnel to services j next Sunday. Personal Touch Mrs. Redman advised that "servicemen appreciate the personal .sted if Vice President Nixon is his running mate," he said. He did not elaborate. "I think they'll be^ mighty inter-j [OU(:n . They like being invited by an "" " J ~"' " """"acquaintance," she said. "They do not appreciate Joe Doaks calling" the USO and ordering two servicemen for lunch. They do like to be made to feel at home, the informant yof family life." USO locally is formulating an active service program. Mrs. Redman said, details' of which will be announced from time to time. C of C Elects Board Members Twelve-Men Picked To Serve Two Years Twelve new board members to serve two-year terms beaming Dec. 1 were elected by Chamber of Commerce members at a meeting last night. They are Walter Day, Dr. J. C. Guard. Harry iHankt Haines. Riley B. Jones, Clyde Kapp, W. R. Law- Paper Says Dog Track Franchise To Be Granted Ike; Report Is Optimistic GETTYSBURG. Pa. iflV- President Eisenhower's doctors gave him a complete checkup today, and re- "mos,t sat- The pay-as-you-go approach was favored by the Democrats who blocked Eisenhower's plan for a 25 billion dollar program, to be financed by borrowing, at the last session of Congress. • Weeks, who was the chief executive's first official visitor in his new Gettysburg office, did not report the President's personal views on the question. He did say, however, that Eisenhower acquiesced in having federal officials continue talks along the current line. Shipped Experiences The commerce secretary said he and the President swapped experiences as "fellow graduates of Paul White's school" — meaning both hfive had heart attacks and have been treated by the Boston heart specialist, Dr. Paul Dudley White. Weeks said he thought Eisenhower looked "wonderful," better than when he left Washington before the heart atUck. He voiced confidence the chief executive will recover fully and be able to lead a busy, active life. ported he is progressing ,,,u*t a .. r , } v conference parted isfacuirily" toward recovery from his; Eisenhower off Qn a Marly , un bininess day, his first such .schedule since his Sept. 24 heart attack. ept. 24 heart attack. • Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen that Gen. Another morning caller at thej Guns Echo Over Talks At Geneva Red Arms Sale To Egyptians Threatens Peace By ARTHUR GAVSHO.V GENEVA (AP) — Desert guns booming on the Israeli- Egyptian frontier school echoed at the Big Four parley here as a fay-product of the Soviet bloc's lunge into the Middle East. Stile of Communist arms to Egypt and the offer ol arms and economic aid to other countries such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria produced these apparently calculated r"ects: It threatened to introduce Russian influence for the first • time into Cairo, the gateway to Africa and main land mass of the British Empire. The advance of Soviet power to Kabul, Afghanistan, together with Red China's ",rip on. Tibet, would threaten control of the northern approaches to India. It could weaken the West's longtime grip on the oil and other strategic resources of the Moslem world. Some Western diplomats expressed the fear that if a Red grab in the Middle East succeeded, its significance would be comparable to the loss of China to the Communists. Little Progress A ranking British official said these considerations virtually insured in advance that there would be little progress on the problems of Europe at the Big Four conference of foreign ministers which wound up here yesterday. For the Wr ;t, the Soviet maneuver meant a grim new phase of rivalry with the Communist world. It also posed the danger of a new war between Israel and the Arab; in which the three Western Powers could be involved if they lived up to their 1950 pledges to act against an aggression. j Soviet. Foreign Minister Molotov.' See EGYPT on Page 3 New Cold War Only Geneva Parley Gain By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA (AP) — East and West squared off today for a new round of the cold war for Germany. Closing statements at the Big Four foreign ministers yesterday left no doubt the struggle, concentrated for three weeks in the Palace of Nations here, will be transformed into a wider conflict of international politics and propaganda directed from Moscow, Washington, London, Paris and Bonn. port in a cheerful mood, thanking (the Geneva .spirit on Western po lithe Swiss for their hospitality and cies. referring- to "tasks which could 3. An not be accomplished" at the talks. French Ftreign Minister Antoine Pinay flew to Paris and Brit- The foreign ministers' confer-1 ence ended with the spirit of Geneva, born four months ago at the summit conference here, torn to tatters. There was no decision to hold another session. Each side blamed the other for the total failure of the talks to produce any constructive agreements on German reunification, a European security pact, atomic disarmament and the removal of Iron Curtain barriers. After polite but tough exchanges in a S'/i-hour final session,the foreign ministers began pulling out for home. Beaded for Washington U. 3. Secretary 01 State Dulles headed for Washington aboard President Eisenhower's plane Columbine m. It was learned Dulles will tell President Eisenhower he believes Russia eventually can be brought to accept German reunification on Wstern terms. .Soviet Foreign Minister V. ,M. Molotov arrived at the Geneva Air- ish Ftreign Secretary Harold Macmillan was due in '.ondon. The most authoritative comment possible from the Western side was that it will take weeks, possibly months, to tell which side won. Much more was at stake at the meeting than agreements on the points directly at issue. From this broader perspective, several results can be listed before the final score is in: Tougher Line 1. The Soviet government was shown to be following a much tougher line in relations with the West than at the summit conference in July. 2. A demonstration of Russia's no-compromise attitude, even on minor problems of East-West re- I 'ions, can be expected to counteract the softening influence of equally uncompromising altitude of Che West on basic problems such as German unity and disarmament controls showed Russia the West is not willing to buy a settlement with the East at the cost of large concessions. Cold war is still on — and seems likely to continue for a long time — in the sense that Russia seeks to drive the Western Powers out of Germany and the United States out of Europe while the West wants to roll back Soviet power. Dulles, Macmillan, and Pinay came here with the conviction Molotov would meet their propositions on German unity and European security but made it clear Russia would not yield an i>ch in Germany. Thereafter speeches on both sides were directed at capturing public opinion. Molotov charged the West with putting up plans for rebuilding militarism and destroying the "SO- See GENEVA on Page 3 Cold Wave Grips Most of Nation Blinding Snow Storm Ships Northern States Israel Reported Rejecting UN Proposal to Ease Tension By JAMES M. LONG JERUSALEM (AP) — Sources close to the Israeli government said today Egypt has rejected U. N. proposals for easing tension around the El Auja demilitarized zone. Israel has not yet given a formal reply to the proposals made early this month by U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold but a spokesman last week said the Israeli government would support them. Tension in the demilitarized zone # ¥ «f * * * Odds Against Arms Sale to Israelis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold wave, with biting, wind and blinding snow in .some areas. ] swept across the northern part oij the nation today. Winds sent the arctic air across the plains into the north-central region and southwa rd and eastward. Gale force winds swept off the Snyder at times increases the President's diet above 1800 calories a] Director Rowland Hughes, for, ,"„" five "inches of snow over west- day but then goes back to it every j talks on the cost and scope of gov- now and then so the "weight will | eminent operations to be covered! bj 0 " e ked trees wore toppled and remain constant." Jin the budget going to Congress• there ^ ere numerous power fail- temporary office here was Budget; Great Lakes and dropped from one ~ ~ ' "--'- r " j to five inches of snow over western New York. Highways were I ures. At least two deaths and several the LITTLE ROCK - A "rebel- she, Johnny Marr, Harvey Morris,; lion" by a faction of the state Rac- ^ R. A. Porter, Riley B. Quick, Har- j ing Commission, prepared to do' old Sudbury and S. E. Tune. ' Gov. Orval Faubus and grant a j The board consists of 25 members, permit for doy racing in We.st Mem- | Twelve new members are elected phis, was reported today shortly bt> ' each year. R. M. Logan, --ho will: tore the commission met to discuss retire as president of the Chamber the dog track problems. Dec. 1. will s:rve as the "S'.h boord Tnc Arkansas Democrat said merrhT and on the executive committee. it had learned that several of the commission members would vote to Southland Racing The present board will meet this , ^""^"H. afternoon. Logan will appoint a, [, [' ^ us'Ti'cw" dog "track" nominating committee to select can->;•"'>•. ' M , ,° c . didates for Chamber offices to be »" ™J f££ rl J S g '^- votcd upon at the Dec. 1 meclmi;. ! •*,„„„, Eastcl ., is biddinc on a Retiring members of the board as j • ". , ' „.,',„,, ,,,„ „„!.,„„,„ ,„„ of Dec. 1 are J. W. Adams. John j' ' f ,£ , , Caudill. J. L. Cherry. Russell Hays, ^f \^ .^L Alvin Huffman Jr.. W. S. Johnston, slncc ule """•'• Jack Owen, Jesse Taylor, James Faubus decline Terry, E. B. Thonins, Kelly Welch and W. 3. Pollard. Holdover board member are Roland Bishop, Harry Bradley, Charles Brogdon, H. C. Bush. W. D. Chamb- lln, Jerry Cohen, Rupert Crafton, O. r. Knudsen. Oliver Richardson, Jimmy Sanders. Alex Hill and R. L. Wade Jr. They will serve another year with newly-elected members. During most of his seven weeks', in January. at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in j Adams A!on£ Denver, Eisenhower was on a 1600- | Week5 and Hulrh(!s f , cw up from ' injuries were attributed to calory diet. It was raised to 1800; Washin!;ton wlth presidential Aide eastern storm. Wind gusts of 68 Sherman Adams. m.p.h. were recorded. Snow drift- Secretary of State Dulles weaih- e - to three feet in some areas. er permitting, was to fly in (his At least 30 schools were report- afternoon to rc-rorl on the Geneva ed closed in Erie and Gencsee Big Four conference just conclud- counties in western New York e d Northern Midwest areas also Eisenhower showed up at the of- h "d fresh snowfalls ranging from one to three inches. Near Record Highs Temperatures dropped sharply in many Midwest areas which had reported near-record high about three weeks ago as the President began to become more active j physically. ' Yousef Works *-: On Agreement 'f.V i ** Test Plant Planned DETROIT m — A fun-scale test model of a proposed atomic power plant is under construction at the Detroit Edison Co.'s Delray generating plant in suburban Detroit. It is scheduled to go Into operation by early 1957. Koreans Get Tough SEOUL 1*1 — South Korea threatened today to shoot at — "and if necessary sink" — Japanese boats if they persist in violating the Syng- man Rhee Line, which extends up to 75 miles from the Korean coast. The line was proclaimed by President Rhee to reserve the wnters for Konio Uibcrnun. to comment on the Democrat's report, but said he planned to meel with the commission a half hour before the group was to start its meeting. Thee Democrat said it had learned that Faubus would "fire immediately" any commission member who disagrees with him. 469 New Polio Cases Reported WASHINGTON Wi - There were 469 polio cases reported InsL week, a drop of 159 from the previous week. Ho.wev'cr, in announcing: this to- dny, the Public Health Service said pfirt of the "marked decrease" might have been due to incomplete reports from the states. It noted that the Veterans Day holiday fell on the last regular work day last week. Total cases listed this year number 27,559 through Nov. 12. compared with 36,221 In the similar 1954 span. There were 9,804 paralytic cases compared with 13,354 list year. , sef settled to work today on a home rule agreement between France and his North African protectorate. The 41-year-old Sultan returned to Morocco yesterday after two years in exile and said he hoped to form a government soon that would negotiate a home rule pact. His statement encouraged those among his supporters who have been hoping that he would appoint his country's first representative government ^^ and not try to do the negotiating Q*^ himself. Ben Youssef held a series of conferences with Moroccan lenders. To- rnorro whe will deliver a throne fice in the Gettysburg post office sit 9:45 a.m. for the first lime. An- parently in high spirits, he greeted Weeks, who was waiting for him, with a hearty,' "Hi there, Sinny. how are you?" Weeks' firs' name Tuesday"chictmo's"weather .. is Sinclair. . ed in ', 4 i loU rs from a sunn Dulles will follow through tomor row with a radio and television report on the Geneva developments Tuesday to a chilly, windy 17 last night. Wind gusts of 60 m.p.h. were speech at the celebration of his 28th anniversary as Sultan. One of his first acts today was a drive to Fez to pray at the tomb of his mother. reported and full gale warnings were posted for Lake Michigan. Oklahoma City's plunge was 77 to 16 cc- grees. The freezing line cxtcndnd from western New York south w ;i r d through central Tennessee, into northern Texas, across northern Arizona and thence northwest to the central Oregon coast. J ,_. , It was still below zero in parts around his farm, inspecting amon* of Montanjl> nor thern Wyoming and l-fL ."fr s ^l™!"; 01 : 11 A^ e "!^H sections of the Dakolas. U was IS to the American people. Hurrying back from Gettysburg. he will speak, "live" from 7:30 lo 8 p.TIL, EST Friday on CBS-TV with a repeat performance on NBC-TV starting; at 11:30 p.m CBS and ABC radio Will carry report at 10:30 p.m. and NBC radio at 9:30. Yesterday the President wa'':ec; Angus en If which was presented to him by n Connecticut well-wi.sh er to bring his herd to 18 head. -* 4- 18 below at Havre, Mont. There were heat records in sec- See COLD WAVE on I>a«e 3 Can Balance Budget, Hughes Says GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Budget .Director'Rowland Hughes said today after a meeting with President Eisenhower that it looks as, if the federal budget can be balanced in both the present and the 1956-57 fiscal years. The present, of 1955-56 fiscal year, expires next June 30. Top administration officials have said in the past lhat taxes can be cut if tlie budget is bal- nncetl and stays in balance. Hughes declined to predict, however, whether balancing ol the budget will mean a tax cut. Not at Military Expense He .snld the balance will not be achieved at the expense of military strength and power. And he said spending estimates will not be affected by the failure of the Geneva conference to settle Bust-West differences. Hughes did not glv* uiy spe- ciflc figures but said It looks as of the budget he has had with the] though next year's budget "will President. He said decisions have b- in the same general area" as not reached the stage where n the expected spending figure for final total of prospective spending the present fiscal year—that is,, is in sight, around 63 billion dollars. \ The present work Is in drafting Just last August, the Budget Bu-, the budget for the 12 months run- reau estimated there would be a; ning from July 1, iftffi, !o June deficit for the current year o[|10, 1957—known as the 1957 fiscal $1.700,000,000. • ! year. But Hughes said he hopes this' This budget is due to go to Con- enn bfi wiped out through In-j gross in January, creased revenues and determined i Hughes said that It is impossi- cfforts by government depart- ble of course to sny with certainty ments and agencies to nmkoi that a budget balance can be economies. I achieved either this year or next, Hushes said today's .meeting; but that his own opinion Is "It was the "first, general discussion" i can bt done." along the Negev-Sinai desert border area flared two weeks ago into the bloodies! fighting since the end of the Palestine War. Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, UN chief truce supervisor, returned from Cairo early this week but made no announcement on the outcome of his talks with Egyptian leaders Details of the U. N. proposals have never been announced. Would Mark Frontier The diplomatic correspondent of u.e English-language Jerusalem Post, whose articles often closely reflect the government view, said today the U. N. plan included: 1. Completion of the marking of the Sinai-Negev frontier. 2. Further withdrawal of military fcrces of both sides, in effect broadening the buffer zone. 3. A general return to the cease- fore and zone conditions of the 1949 armistice. That agreement provided a wholly ' demilitarized triangle H miles long and four miles deep on the Isn.eli side of Palestine's old international frontier and a "defense zone" of limited size and guard posts on the Egyptian zone. Previous reports have said the! Israelis were willing to wilhdraw their troops from the zone, but insist on keeping police In the area where many Israelis have settled. Opposed to Police Egvpt was said to have objected to any plan for keeping Israeli; police in the zone, charging they j were troops in disguise and a ma-j jor factor in recent border out-i breaks. Israel was reported to be in fa-| vor of marking the western border separating Egypt frm the demilitarized zone. Egypt objects to tliis, fearing the line would be regarded as a permanent Israeli- Egyptian frontier. The Egyptians were reported willing to accept vnavkinp of the border all around the demilitarized triangle jutting into Israel. In Washington, Israel yesterday asked formally for arms from the United Slates at cut-rate prices and on easy credit terms. Ambassador Abba Elian told tlje State Department Israel has a "sense of alarming vulnerability" as a result of Egyptian purchases of Communist arms and urgently needs defense weapons. Warns (it Arms Shipment Later Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Hussein went to the State Department and warned that if the United States sends arms to Isreal the Ar.ib world will be convinced "the United States does not want our friendship." Hussion also said Egypt "may be compelled" to make more arms (I -Is with the Communists. Statements were Issued by the State Department saying Israel's request h.ad been taken under consideration and Egypt's protest had been noted. In C a I r o. Egyptian Premier Oamal Abdel Nasser said If the United States sells arms to Tsracl, Egypt will have to seek further armament supplies lor llietf. By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — The odds of U. S. law and foreign policy are strongly against approval of the quick cut- price, easy-term sale of weapons which Israel is asking. How much armament she may be permitted to buy under cash terms required by law has not yet been decided. That matter is under study by officials of the Treasury. State and Defense departments. Officials said they ex- peoted no precipitate decision. Secretary of Defense Wilsoo told his news conference yesterday his department will "carry out promptly" whatever decision is reached' by President Eisenhower and the State Department. He said he had not yet seen the list of requested arms, which Israeli Am-' Red Bosses Take Off To 'Woo' East MOSCOW '••P — Soviet Premier: Nikolai Bulpanin and Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev, j shivering in the early morning j wind, took off today on a 5,000-mile = "woo the East" tour, j Two planes carried the top Soviet j leaders and about GO aides on a trip ] to India, Burma and Afghani.stan ; They are repaying visits by Indian; Prime Minister Nehru to Russia I last spring and Burmese Premier U ! Nu, who has just completed a long I tour of the Soviet Union. j Bulgarian and Khrushchev shook; hands with about 20 diplomats see- j ing them off at the floodlighted: military airport. No Western envoy i was present. , ; The Russians are expected to : spend about two weeks in India j and a week each in Afghanistan i and Burma. The Moscow radio said the party j included Deputy Foreign Minister) Andrei A. Gromyko, Minister of | Culture N. A. Milhailov and the! deputy ministers of agriculture and ' foreign trade. j In New Delhi, the Indians were; making elaborate prepaartions to j receive their state visitors. Special i trains were arranged to bring in , spectators from a radius of 200 j miles. bassador Abba Eban presented to the State Department yesterday. Amounts Secret The total cost, kinds and amounts of arms asked by Israel was a closely held secret. But the t-"tal was known to run into the tens of millions of dollars and to cover antitank, antiaircraft and submarine killing equipment. Eban would say only that his iljmized list was in ''markedly lesser quantity" than Egypt's reported 80 million dollar deal with Communist Czechoslovakia for 100 to 200 MIG15 jet planes, a like number of heavy tanks and six: submarines along with assorted artillery and ammunition. No sooner had Israel submitted her list yesterday than Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Hussein arrived at the State Department to protest. Promised Consideration This country has gone no farther thus far than to promise " sympathetic consideration" of any arms request Israel might make. Israel is eligible to receive U.S. military equipment under the T.949 Mutual Defense Assistance Act. But the specified terms, to which Israel agreed in 1952. are cash on tr.e barrelhead. Since 1952 -ibout a million dollars in military goods, principally radios and other sternal equipment, have been sold by the United States to Israel. She is not now eligible for free arms under this country's foreign aid program. Ebim's appeal emphasized Israel would like a deal which would provide weapons at "a most lenient consideration of credit and price.' ' Weather 4 Persons Die In Quebec Fire HULL. Que. UP* — Four persons perished todrvy in flames which swept through a three-story frame apartment building. Six persons were hospitalized with injuries. Yvonne Belisle, 9; Diane Parent, 4; Lucicn Dlrger, 40; and Andre Parent, the 4-yenr-old's father, died XORTHKAST ARKANSAS—Fait and warmer this afternoon and tonight; Friday partly cloudy and warmer with widely scattered thundershowers. High this afternoon high 40s; low tonight near 30. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday; warmer except in extreme south tonight; warmer Friday; low tonight 25-30; high Friday generally in the 40s. Miixlinum yesterduy-—17. Minimum this morning—25. Sunrise tomorrow—6:36. Sunset today—1:55. Mean temperature—36. PreiMpltnllon 24 hours (7 *.m. to T p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to dnte—(6.17. This Date Last Year Maximum ycstcrdny— 80. Minimum this morning— 14. Precipitation J»n. l M d»U—*J.»*.