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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 192 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Daily Ncwi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 195-1 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Invites Leaders To Meeting Both Parties Asked; Topic: Foreign Affairs WASHINGTON (A P) — President Eisenhower today invited Republican and Demo cratic congressional leaders to a White House briefing on foreign affairs Nov. 17. The White House said the session Is being called "in line with the president's established policy of keeping the leaders of both parties fully advised on foreign relations." . The meeting will take place with Republicans still in control of Congress, but with the Democrats ready to take over when the 84th Congress convenes in January. Bipartisan consultation on foreign policy has been undertaken periodically durig the first two years of the Eisenhower administration. But the 'President's call for the meeting on Nov. 17 seemed to underscore his stated desire to cooperate in every way possible with the new Democratic leadership. Eager for Close Relations Eisenhower said at his news conference Wednesday that he intends to consult with the Democrats on both foreign and domestic matters. Sen. Knowland <E-Calif) had pictured Eisenhower as eager to establish "close cordial and constructive" relations with the new Democratic leadership in Congress. The Californian, Senate. Republican leader, had breakfast with Eisenhower and outlined the President's stand to newsmen afterward. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex), slated to step up in the new session to Knowland's present position as majority leader, already had promised to meet the President "More than half way" in tackling the nation's problems. U.S. Ready to Discuss Atom Agreements, Lodge Tells UN Would Furnish Materials Under Bilateral Pacts POPPY SALES TO BEGIN — Mayor E. R. Jackson has poppies pinned on him by three of the Blytheville high school girls who will be selling them here tomorrow. They are (left to right), Nanffy Day, Lorine Rodgers and Deenya Blank- enship. Made by disabled veterans, the poppies go on sale each year to earn money for disabled veterans hospitals and projects. The disabled veterans include, veterans from World Wars one and two and Korean veterans. (Courier News Photo) Effort Is Being Made Here To Ban Jane Russell Movie An effort to prohibit showing of the controversial Jane Russell film, "The French ,ine," has been launched here by a group which will ask Mayor E. R. Jackson and City Council to take immediate action. Dixon-Yates Contract Slated for New Attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dixon-Yates contract was ter here. Heading the move to "do something about" the show is the Rev. J. H. Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Petitions Circulated He said petitions have been circulated over the town for the past r few days protesting the showing of up for another round before the Senate-House Atomic En-'the nim. Although several veteran sena- j ergy Committee today with advance notice it will come under I Tnese petitions, he stated, win be tors expressed some misgivings - By FRANCIS W. CARPKNTKR "NIT' 1 !) NATWS. N. Y. (AP) — Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. told the U.N.'today the United States is ready to start talks v i'.h oUier countries on bilateral agreements to furnish T.tomic materials for i- \uvh reactors overseas as part of a n r o g r a m !o share atomic know-how for peace. The chief Amen- i delegate to the U.N. anmunccci to the CU'iicn-iil Assembly's 60-mition Political Committee that this would be a gigantic forward step for 1955 in President Eisenhower's plans for an international pool of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Outlining a program of action for the next year — even before a proposed international agency is created to oversee the atoms for peace program — Lodge said .the United States is ready to train persons to operate nuclear reactors, to offer courses in nuclear safety, and to invite 150 foreign cancer The show, banned in Memphis experts to visit American cancer and .several other towns, is schcd- ! research facilities and swap views uled to open Sunday at Mox Then- wl ^ U.S. doctors. To Give LHirartas Lodge also annou;:'i;\'i the In Council Session Highway 18 Plan. Stalled; Action Aimed at Pickets Rlythcville's City Council turned down, at least temporarily, a proposition involving re- of Highway 18's city approach and adopted a no-parking ordinance obviously aimed ill. Cc"'i"il Mclal Plan! picketed. Councilmen Leslie Moore i Absent last nl^ht were Councihner some about taking control with the narrow margin 'won in Tuesday,'s elections, Sen. Johnson said: "Apparently there will be a majority of the members of the Senate sufficient to organize it. n we can organize it, we will." The Texan, in a statement issued at Austin, said the Democrats are determined to approach the issues "in a spirit of cooperation." "We will meet the President more than halfway in any effort See EISENHOWER on Page 2 Underwood Rites Saturday Van Buren Native Moved Here in 1911 Services for Mrs. F. D. Underwood of Blytheville will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harvey Kidd. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Born in Van Buren. Ark., she was 84 years old. Prior to her death she lived with her daughter, Mrs, H. H. Houchins, here. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Underwood. Survivors include, two daughters, Mrs. George Muir and Mrs. Houchins, both of Blytheville; three grandchildren, Mrs. C. K. Henderson of Chester. Pa.. Mrs. J. B. Cochran of St. Louis, Mo.. George Muir of Blytheville; and six great- grandchildren. Pallbearers, active and honorary, are Malcom Greenway, A. S. Harrison, Elbert Huffman, Dr. I. R. Johnson, R. F. Klrshner, Byron Morse, R. W. Nichols. James Roy, E. B. Thomas, Doyle Turner, J. C. Walters, Percy Wright, Zai B. Harrison, Dr. R. L. Johnson, G. E. Keck, L. G. Nash. Ross Stevens, Roy Walton and E. M. Wood- a'rd. New Newspaper Seen for Osceola Jim Grain, Williams Stockholders in New Venture * Sen, Gore (D-Tenn), slated as leadoff witness at the committee's second day of hearings on the private power plan, made it plain beforehand that he disagrees with administration testimony that the proposed contract is fair and in the public interest. Gore, a long:-time critic of the project who asked to testify, told an interviewer: "The administration has come to make its but Plans for the establishment of a second weekly newspaper in Osceola Were revealed today following the filing of articles of incorporation for the Osceola Publishing Company yesterday. Articles of incorporation were filed by stockholders of the company in the County Court Clerk's office in Osceola yesterday afternoon. The firm listed seven stockholders and petitioned for a capital structure of $100,000. Stockholders listed are B. Frank Williams, D. T. Tongate, Leroy Owens. Searcy Mears, Allene Word, J. E. Grain and W, J. Denton. presented to Mayor Jackson this afternoon at which time he (the Rev. Mr. Melton), will ask the. mayor to call a special session of City Council to consider the matter. Met Last Night City Council, scheduled to meet Tuesday night, moved its regular meeting to last night due to the fact that .several council members plan to be out of town next week. In addition, the Rev. Mr. MMUm said, he will ask that a committee very good job of | be appointed to censor all Blytheville movies. City Attorney Elbert Johnson this Commission is not making a it." Atomic Energy Chairman Lewis L. Strauss and Budget Director Rowland R. Hughes testified under oath yesterday that the proposal is "in the interest of all the people" despite what they called "misstatemenUs and misrepresentations' about it. 16-Pnints Cited Strauss cited 16 points on which morning said best bet for the cltl- •/.ens is to go before Chancery Court and seek an injunction against showing of the movie. Blytheville has, he pointed out, an ordinance providing for : 'Im een- made j sorship, but it has not been in effect. However, Mr. Johnson this afternoon was further delving into city $40 Is Stolen At Bassett Store BASSETT — Approximately S40 in cash was taken from the Idaho Crrocery Co., here last night, according to the sheriff's office. Burglars entered the store through a high window on the side of the store and took the money from the store's office, A. E. Clark, manager of the store, said, but nothing else seemed to be disturbed. Mr. Clark discovered the break- in when he went to open-up at 6 a.m. today. Plans Not Complete The articles filed yesterday authorized the issuing of 1,000 shares of stock at a par i per share. Miss word, an Osceola attorney who is listed as one of the stock- lolders, said this morning that the irm has not worked out complete plans as yet. When asked about the firm's plans for beginning of publication Miss Word replied, "We haven't worked out all the details yet but we expect to in a short time." Miss Word stated that "as far as is known at present" the paper would be a weekly publication. Osceola at present has one weekly newspaper, the Osceola Times, in publication. he said the contract favored the government over previous .similar arrangements, and he denied it was negotiated with "personal • friends" or "under conditions of secrecy" as has been charged Hughes termed it "entirely fair as a business proposition for the government" nnd a "splendid example" of how free enterprise works. The contract, approved by AEC r snnn I kut no ^ ^ et signed, calls for a 0 utilities group known as Dixon- Yates to build a 107-million-dolhir steam generating plant at West Memphis, Ark. Electricity from the plant would be fed into Tennessee Valley Authority lines to replace power TVA is sending to! atomic plants. ordinances pertaining to such censorship. The group headed by the Rev, Mr. Melton, after consulting an attorney, have stated that they have been advised it is in the pro- vence of a city to regulate businesses which may affect a community's morals. It was pointed out that such regulation would have to be sot out. by city ordinance, hoxvever. United States is ready to give to the principal technical libraries of cooper- is a dtof a non Icue euoletn shrao on nuclear energy plus 'sets of cards abstracting 50,000 scientific and technical books and reports published in all conn tries. As Lodge spoke there was no word from Moscow who!her the Fussifimj had changed their minds and decided to go along with the Eisenhower proposals. With negotiations .still under way between Washington and Moscow, Lodge made clear tluit the, door is still open to the Russians to join the President's program. He said the United States has been talking with Britain. France, Canada, Australia, Belgium, South Africa and Portugal on the program. The United Stn-e.s lias said it will go ahead with the program whether the Russians join or not. Lodge suggested -some details ol the work to be done by the international atomic agency favored by the United States. He also said the United States and other countries will sponsor a resolution railing for the U.N. to convene an international ;-:cienUfk: conference next year to discuss may nsperls of the atomic pool plan. The international agency could be set up, he explained, on a basts j .similar to .the spec'iilixfd agencies of the, U.N. These ;i'-u:ncicK ure related to the U.N. in common purposes but op"ral.e under their own budgets and constitution, The Americans so far have shown a determination lo k';~p the President's pro;;i'"ni clenr nf r'ose entangling ties with (he U.N. Lodge said small n^earrh reactors, which can he built in a year's time for well under $500.000. would help in the practical application of j atomic research to medicine, farm and Chr.rlrs Lipford of Ward Four voting "no." the Highway lit -iinn was dot rated though Tnler 3uc- hanim, Rupert Crafton, Jodie Nabers ami Buddy Terry voted for the meiisuro whereby the city would p:iy up to $1,200 in helping the state relocate the approach to 18 so it would curve into the interseeUon of 2lfit and Main at the Rice-Sttx factory. The resolution will be brought up a^ain a I the next, session of the Council, it Is understood. Such a resolution needs five ol tin 1 eight votes on the Council. W. II. Walker and Jesse White. OFFerrd $15.000 The state yeaterday. througl: HiRhwiiy Director Herbert Eldrldgc who was in town, offered to pu up $15.000 in helping acquire the right of way. A team ol appraisers put valui on the land at $14.500. However two landowners, holding around six ticres between them, have Indicated they don't wish to soil and condemnation proceedings may be necessary if the land is obtained, No-Parking Ilule The no-parking ordinance adopt- Diplomat Recalled For Security Probe WASHINGTON (AP) — John Patton Davics, a controversial career diplomat for a decade, has been called home to Ije on band for Secretary of Stale Dulles' decision on whether he is a security risk. .llm Oarilncr Gardner Named Seoul Chairman North Missco District- Honors Others In Annual Meet Here 4 The 40-year-old Duvles was recalled from his post as counsoloi nt the U.S. Embassy In Lima, Peru. Technically, Stntc Depart' mcnt officials culled it "routine orders for reossl«ninent." . However, thure-would be no re assignment If Dulles should decide against him. On the other found, should the decision be In his favor—as have eight other loynlty security Investigations of Davles —he probably would be in line for a more important Job limn the One he had held at Lima for the post yeur and a half. Da vies arrived in Washington Tuesday. Ho was not available for comment. Wa,shInKton Post There wa.s some indication Unit he would get a post within the Stale Department here pending a decision, Da vies has lived urn id conflict and controversy for the last 1!) of hi: 22 years in the U.S. foreign service. From 19-19 through 1952 duriiiK the Truman administration, he was cleared .seven times by State Department loyalty-security boards find once by th : government's top loyalty review board. Soon after becoming secretary, Dulle.s ordered a re-examination. That wa.s In May 1353, when President Eisenhower's new loyalty-security program went Into effect. vk'H WHS shifted to Lima from See SKOUKITV on Pjiffc 2 ing ar- Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks pl»y Messick Tonight In Final Home Game of the Season . . . Paps Go to Jackson Today, One Day Late , , . It's Bowl Picking; Time A/fain . . . Sports . . . pagts 8 and 9... ... An Unrealistic Plan . . , Editorials . . . Page 6... . . . Farm News and Rerlew . . . pare II... . . . New Democratic Con (frets May Probe Administration Af- fain . . . page 7.,. Paris Bakers Strike PARIS wp> — Many Parisians were unable to buy the staple of their diet—bread—today. A 24-hour bakers' strike in the Paris region closed down virtually all shops. The bakers pulled the stsike to protest government retail price ceilings which they say are toi low to cover rising costs. Lions to Begin Annual Broom Sale Tuesday Blytheville Lions will be ringing door bells Tuesday night In thnir annual sale of brooms to aid the blind. Members of the Lions Club will kick off their broom sale Tuesday and will conduct a house-to-house sale Tuesday night. The brooms, which will sell for SI.50 each, were made by the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind in Little Rock and all proceeds from the broom sale will be shared by this institution and the B'ythe- vlHe club's sight conservation program. Smart Furniture Only Nominal Party to Suit No judgment is being sought against C, M. Smart Furniture Co., in connection with suit a' Tom A. Liittle and others it wa.s pointed out by attor- ncvs for both parties tod::y. In y e s t e r d a y ' s "With the Courts." column, the suit was listed as H. H. Houohias vs. C, M. Smart Furniture Co. Actually, C. M. Smart Furniture was named in the suit, but was only a nominal party, being named as lessee of a Little building. The furniture company was named, it was pointed out, a par- (today Red China planes scored 95 ty to the suit for purposes of ; per 'conl, bILs on Nationalist Chi- clearing title only. military installations in an- The suit seeks foreclosure of a 'other "heavy" bombing raid vns- mortgage on (,he building rented ; terday afternoon rujnlnst I Crranc^ by Smart Furniture and there- j island, just ofT the China irmin- Jim Gardner last niyht w.a, elected chairman of North Mississippi County's Boy Scout, District at the dM net's annual meeting at, nediutt* future, ; K'u.stle Inn. Belntr honoml .with s p e c i n l fuvard.s wen: F,. A, Rice, for his can pint; pivKram; Kenneth Richardson, for his adult training pro- r; ram. a nd M r. Ga rd ner, for his service us district chairman. Other oiliccr.s named last night im.-IiK. 1 ': Hilly F..X, vice chairman; ;uid ]j. K. Wiiiibcrly. commissioner. I' District Chairman Jim Ready Tor Discussi Looking lo the He declared: j "We arc prepared to start discus- j sion with other countries for the j conclusion of bilateral a^re'-menU; \ which will make it pns&iblt. for u.s. j under our laws, to furnish techni- ! cnl information, technical : since, and nr:p>::;ary a mourns of ;!'-->i:b!e m"" 1 rials for the con- ! strurt!on and operation" of re.scnrch j reactors to be located abroad." [ c]( . vt . ]iinf] ncjldw j this yPE1T '. s He said that, pending the crea- . i( , ilLion t . omnll t (,(.(. tion of the proposed international ' agency, the United Slates i.s prc- See U. S. on I'aur 2 ., re . No Injuries After Train Hits Auto Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. White of •101. East Davis narrowly escaped serious injury lust night when the ear in which they were riding was struck by a Frisco freight train at the Kentucky Street grade cross- in". ed unanimously last night prohibits parking or stopping of cars on Matliis Street, between Elm nnd the Frisco Railroad- Central Metal Plant srbikers have been doing some picketing in parked cars on Mathis. The ordinance provides for fines up to $25 for each violnlon, with each parking or stopping of n car constituting a separate violation. In other action, Mayor E. R. Jackson asked City Attorney Elbert Johnson to investigate a report by Councilman ipford that a house is blocking an alley in Pride Addition. The street committee \vas directed by Mayor Jackson to Investigate possibility of putting: culvert In a ditch Just off North Tenth Street. No parking signs are to ge Installed on the west side of 2lst Stret between Main and Henley. Hunting Postponed Hearing on a permit to erect a filling station at the intersection of Division and Walnut was re-set for Nov. 23, since there will he no meeting next week. E. G. Crawford, who applied for permission to operate two cabs in the city, had his, application Tiled, to be effective when city population permits addition of more cabs. (An ordinance provides for one taxi for each 1,000 or population. Bly- thevllle now lius 20.) ' City officials will meet wtth W. W. Johnson, district airport engl* neer for the Civil Aeronautics Ad* ministration, on Nov. 15. Mr. Johnson wrote Mayor Jackson saying h* would like to discuss municipal airport requirements with the city. Claim Good Hits TOKYO MV-PR I today Red China fore the latter was named. I land coast. PSC Asked to Intervene in Gas Company Case LITTLE ROCK W — The Arkansas Public Service Commission has been asked to intervene at a Securities Exchange Commission hearing in Washington on the W.R. Stephens application for purchase of controling interest In Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. Intervention by the commission was petitioned yesterday by Little Rock City Attorney 0,D. Longstreth Jr. Longstreth acted under authority granted by the Little Rock City Council. As Longstreth moved to further the Investigation of the proposed $25,000,000 sale, there WHS some terest the Reynolds Metals Co. might have had in the initial transaction. During a .special meeting of the Little Rock City Council Wednesday night, when Longstreth asked for and was granted permission to- intervene In the case, Stephens told councilmen that Reynolds representatives had tried to buy the gas company. Stephens even inferred that Reynolds might be behind Longstreth's action, hoping to block the planned Mirchase. Longstr-'.h denied, hovever, that speculation M to what poulble in- j the metal company had to do with the preparation of his statement opposing the purchase by Stephens, PSC Chairman Lewis Robinson snld yesterday that Long.streth had asked that the commission join him in Intervention of the transaction at Washington Nov. 12. The Securities Exchange Commission hn. set that date for consideration of applications for transfer of Interest In the gas company. Robinson said Longstrelh's petition did not ask that the commission oppose the sale, but "merely that we flTnar at the hearir-r to £«• Uiat Arkaasai consumer! are District Gains In his report on the 1954 ScoullriK jear, Mr. Gardner told the group i hat the district added six new Scout, units and now has 24 units will) 5f/f) hoys registered. I The district leads Eastern Ar- ; kji lisas Council in reach inn 12 percent of all hoys eligible for Scout j work. j It also holds council leadership : In advancement with 2!H) merit i tmeses and 03 advances In Scout| MIR rank being made. Net boy gain for the year is 90, which helped make the Eastern Arkansas Council tops of it. 1 ! five- slate region "A Scout IK Reverent," was the topic of an address made the group Both escaped injury hut Mr. White said this morning that his nom-| W [f e W;IK sufferitig from shock. i Mr. White told the Courier News 1 that lift and his wife were enroute to Ihetr home at the time of the nocHent. The train wa.s backing up, be .said and neither saw it approaching. The train struck the White's car midway, spun it around and knocked It into n track-side ditch. The car was driven by Mrs. White. protected " Long.streth .said he opposed the j £ ^^ n *%™**-*°* **sale on the ground that Stephens j Mr shcl , lraccd the niRht for planned to .separate the company's gas fields and gasoline extraction plants from the distribution systems in cities and towns. The separation would bring about higher rates lo the consumer, he said. Stoph^ns denied that higher rates would result, saying thnt he had contracted with Mlssissipi River Fuel Co.| proposed buyer of the production properties, for the delivery of Kas nt what he indicated were reasonable rate*. iclt^lous freedom from early times in America. Ted Bourzlkas was master of ceremonies and guests included Mr a,ml Mrs. Harvey Morris. Japan, Burma Sign Pact TOKYO f/P)—Japan and Burma signed a peace treaty today in flfltigoon, lepally ending World War jf bftv.-'• the two rou-trics, the (Japanese Office announced. Circuit Court Recessed Here Circuit Court yesterday afternoon was recessed until Nov. 12, after the Jury found Bill Erwln, of •Lost Cane, guilty on a charge of Incest. The jury made no recommendation as to sentence to be imposed. Sentencing for this term of court is scheduled for Nov. 13, after the rc-trlal of Oscar Lee Rogers on a charge of grand larceny. The Jury Wednesday was unable to come to a decision on the case In which Rogers was charged with taking $50 from Sam Johns' Liquor Store on Highway fll. Presiding over court this week was Oscar Femller, Blytheville attorney, who was chosen by the local bar as ncting Judge. Judge Charles Light of Para-; gould is scheduled to preside overi court during the sentencing next ] Saturday. Navy Jet Breaks Up In Flight SAN DIEGO, Calif, (fl — The Convalr YF2Y1 Sea - Dart, the world's fastest seaplane, broke apart, burst into flames and plunged into Sun Diego harbor yesterday. Its pilot, Charles E. Rlchbourg, rode the fore part of the deltawing, needle- nosed Jet fighter to his death before the shocked eyes of hundreds of .spectators, among them his wife Margaret. Mrs. Richbourg, mother of their two .small children, only last Saturday helped her husband celebrate his 3lst birthday. The sight of the burning, crumbling plaoe disintegrating before her left her dazed, and a friend ler' her quickly to an automobile. The Navy promptly launched an nvestigation/and today had divers .•xplorlng the bottom of the bay, iome 40 feet deep, for bits of wreckage which might help explain he accident. Capt. F. K. 81a..son, Navy Bureau of Aeronautics representative at the Convalr plant here, said he was at a complete loss as to the cause. "We Just don't know why it happened, but we mtrr.d to try to find out.," he told reporters. ftlchbourg had taken the Sea- Dart off from the bay only n few minutes earlier on a regular test flight which si group of move than a hundred visiting aviation writers had been invited to watch. The Navy wa.s especially proud of its ownership of the world's first jet- powered seaplane fighter because of the way in which it combined the speed of land-based jets with the versatility of water-based aircraft. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair. A little warmer south and oust portions this afternoon. Cool tonight. Mild Saturday. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight nnd Saturday; rising temperatures through Saturday; low tonight 30-35; high Saturday 60-65. Minimum this morning—30, Mnxlmuni yesterday—48. Hunrlse tomorrow—6:25. .Sunset today—3:03. Mean temperature (midway between My.\i ami low)—38. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 a.m. —HOUR. Precipitation Jan, 1 to thin dat« — 30.23. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—70, Minimum this morning—38. Precipitation January 1 to <ut« — 3d .70.

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