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Friday, November 18, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. ft* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Except Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS India Gives Red Bosses Big Welcome Bulganin And Khrushchev On 18-Day Tour NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulgan- in and Russian Communist party chief Nikita S. Khrushchev arrived in New Delhi today to begin an 18-day goodwill tour of India. The two top Russian leaders were greeted by Prime Minister Nehru and other high Indian officials at New Delhi's military airport, where thousands of persons had been assembling since early morning. The Indian, capital was decorated lavishly for the welcome to the Russians, whose visit was set up live months ago when Nehru toured Russia as a guest of the Soviet government. "Blot on Honor" Appeals from Nehru for discipline among the crowds were warned that disorders during the Soviet visit wou 1 ' be a blot on Indian honor. Special trains brought thousands to the capital and veteran residents predicted the welcome would rival any here since Britain's late King George V held a royal du- bar — & reception of Indian princes — in 1911. A government spokesman said there was no "declared holiday," but there "will be nobody worki»6 today." . All government offices were closed and many private businessmen shut their shops to permit. their employes to join in the celebration. The tour of the Soviet leaders is certain to have significant political effect on this country and observers were agreed that it would be the Western Powers! whose position, here would suffer, j Touched Off Row | The departure of Bulganin and| Khrushchev touched off a first- chss row in the Moscow diplomatic colony. Authoritative sources there said Burma's ambassador to Russia, Maung Ohn. attempted to arrange a farewell dinner for the Soviet leaders at which the hosts would have been H-Bomb 'Show of Force Opposed by AEC Officials Murray Calls For 'Atomic Summit' Meet By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — ... . Four atomic energy commis-' suit at his office with Secretary of State Dulles on the final draft of Dulles' report to the peo- Ike and Dulles Draft TV Report on Big 4 Meet By ED CREAGH GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower drove into Gettysburg today to con- VISIONS OF WILDCATS DANCED IN THEfR HEADS — Bobby Jones, Charles Abbott and Freddie Akers, who'll be closing out six years of football friendship tonight, took & minute during lunch hour yesterday to look over homework, but probably had their minds on a different kind of work in store for them tonight. The trio, one of BHS's best backfield groups, began playing football together in the seventh grade. They've been progressively better each year and rank among Arkansas' top prep school backs in this, their final, season. (Courier News Photo) jsioners were lined "up solidly pie tonight on the post-Geneva international situation. today against a colleague's plan for a dramatic H-bomb "show of force" to impress on world leaders the urgent need for peace. The proposal, made by AEC Commissioner Thomas E. Murray in a New York speech last night, also met some outright opposition in the Senate. But some senators said the idea was worth consider- Chick-El Dorado Tiff Tops State Prep Slate Tonight's final football game of the year for Blytheville's Chickasaws also will be the final game in Tribal maroon and white for eight members of the team, including a three-man backfield unit which has played together through six years of junior and senior high football. the entire Moscow diplomatic corps. This would have b r o u g h t together Western Big Three ambassadors and ambassadors from North Korea, ast Germany and North Viet Nam — regimes the Westerners do not recognize. The Big Three diplomats claimed this could imply recognition by their governments. Ohn raised the same problem at a dinner party 13 months ago and the Westerners walked out.) From India the Russians will go to Burma and Afghanistan on their 5,000-mile trip. Airliner with 66 GIs Aboard Falls; 27 Known Dead SEATTLE (AP) — A chartered airliner loaded with GIs homeward bound for the holidays crashed shortly after takeoff today and at least 27 persons died as it exploded and burned. Forty-seven others including the v three - man crew survived the crash. The four-cngined DC4, a nonscheduled aii'liner chartered to the Army by the Peninsular Air Transport Co. of Miami Springs, Pla., carried 66 servicemen who came home from the Far East only yesterday. They were bound for separation points in the East and for a reunion with their families at Thanksgiving. Also aboard, in addition to (he cre\v, were a woman snd three children and a i-eserve pilot. The crash was the second in the west in less than 24 hours. Fourteen were aboard a C54 which crashed in Nevada yesterday. Shortly After Takeoff 10 Per Cent Farm Income Drop Predicted WASHINGTON (/Pj—Total farm net income this year may be 10 per cent below 1954 and some further decline 1 is in prospect for 1£56, the Agriculture Department said to| day. Todays crash came brief min-| This, _the department said,_ con- the pHne left Boeing flight to Chicago, its ship Fall from Pecan Tree Is Fatal Osceola Man Loses Life in Accident William Herman Horton, 38, Osceola, died late yesterday morning in an Osceola hospital .from injuries sustained earlier yesterday in a fall from a 40-foot pecan tree on the Driver farm aBout two miles south of Osceola. Death was attributed to a lung hemorrhage and neck injuries siis- seated on the left side of the plane received last year, tained in the fall. Several unidenti- n . ear the emergency door when itj Casn rec( ,ip ts n-oin livestock pro- hit - , ducts In 1S56 may total as much tvasls with increasing income in the non-agricultural sector of the U. S. economy. The department said that, with production expenses up, farm operators' net income for all of 1955 may total about $10,600,000.000 compared with SI 1.800.000,000 for 1954. Farmers' cash receipts for 1955 are expected to be down about one bil- one of the survivors, said he was! lion dollars from the 3 billion plus utes after Field first scheduled stop. The plowed into a hillside in dential district, broke into pieces and burst into flames. A huge hunk hit the rear of a house ivhere a mother and her five children were sleeping. The yescaped uninjured. Eugene Casey, 19. of Chicago. to 2-1/2 per cent Experts Report: fied persons reportedly witnessed the fatal plunge. Funeral services for the victim will be. held in Searcy tomorrow. The time is indefinite. Daniel Funeral Home of Searcy is in charge. Survivors include four children, Helen, Betty, Roy and Harrison. all of Osceola: his parents. Mr. and .Casey . in a hospital suffered shock and severe burns, said the takeoff had been delayed by a snowstorm which had covered the Seattle area during the day. As it neared the crash site, he said, the "whole plane started jar- as this year if farmers end the current expansion in hog production, the department said. Receipts from dairy products may be n Little larger in 1956, it added, but crop receipts are expected lo be smaller. Mrs. Ark John F. Horton, Pangburn. Israel's Arms Wants Listed NEW YORK — The New York Times said today Israel has asked the United States to sell her 40 to 50 late model jet aircraft, a number of vessels for use against submarines, heavy tanks, anti-tank guns and anti-aircraft weapons. The Israeli arms list is understood lo call for armaments costing less than 40 million dollars, a Washington dispatch to the newspaper added. Neither the U. S. State Department nor the Israeli embassy would comment on the story. j rins. I .saw wires simp. "I don't know how I got out. I walked right through the fire, j "I crawlt'd and the man in front ' of me was screaming. I was afraid ] I'd fall down. I wouldn't be able] to go on. "Some GI stumbled down and I grabbed him. I started scraming.' Casey said he started walking and crawling to a nearby house. "I didn't think I'd make it. I never screamed or prayed so hard in all my life." Terrific Explosion Part of the plane came to rest in the yard of Mrs. Donald Renard. Mrs. Renard said there was a "terrific explosion," and "the S« PLANE on Page 11 * * * Bonn Economy Hits New High PARIS 1*1 — The West German economy reached its highest-ever level of production in the first half of 195S, the Organization for European Economic Cooperation reported today. The report said Industrial production for the first half of 1955 was 17 per cent up over last year, and although about 3 per cent of the working population If unemployed; «M rate ht« been sharply reduced In the last II month*. Gas Service Set For Towns West of Lake If all goes well with today's tests. Dell, Manila. LeachvilLe and Monette will get natural gas service the first of next week. That was the word today from Arkansas - Missouri Power Co. spokesmen. Transmission line to those towns has been completed and is now being tested. Distribution systems previously had been completed. The trio. Charles Abbott, Freddy Akers and Bobby Jones, have been key men in Blytheville Junior and Senior High School athletics throughout those six years. Four of the other five seniors!' 1 '" 1 ! 1 '" "^T also have long been a major part ? ec .', ar ™! J, hat , of Chickasaw athletics. They are Fred Hodge, Fred Rounsavall. Jimmy Bratcher and Jimmy Gee. The other senior, Homer Ratliff, has played his only year at Blytheville this season and has • made a considerable name for himself in the brief period. Dad's Night Tonight's contest with El Dorado's fast and rugged Wildcats is the top-rated prep game being played in the state this week. The "Dads Night" game, honoring fathers of Chickasaw players, pits the fourth and fifth ranked teams in the state in gridiron battle. El Dorado holds the number four spot and Blytheville is ranked number five. Visitors Favored It will be a game of big offenses and rugged defenses with El Dorado holding a slight favorite's edge. Weather may become a factor in the game, scheduled for Haley Field at 8 o'clock. Forecast was for cloudy skies with scattered showers a possibility. But one part of the forecast will be well-received — it's supposed to be warmer tonight. The game probably will be played with the mercury in the mid-forties. Also to be honored tonight with the dads, who will be seated on the sidelines. w ; ill be Bobby Brat ton, former Chick student manager and s~~~£=~~xi3$\.. The team has determined to "win this one for Bobby." While tonight's show likely will be a tough defensive battle, both clubs sport offenses that compare with any in the state. El Dorado has what is considered the fastest attack in the state and one of the best backs in fleet- footed Jim Mooty. Three-Cornered Attack Blytheville's attack is centered around the running of Abbott and Akers. the passing of Akers, and the blocking of ,Innos and guards Joc'ie Hall and Bo Huffman. Akers and' Abbott have .1 combined rushing yardage of 1,614 yards in eight games. Abbolt loads 837 to 777 for Akers. The Chicks' team total for the season is 12,133 yards. Akers is the leading scorer in the Big Eight with 77 points. He moved ahead of Mooty week with one touchdown and four conversions for a total of 10 TD'r- and 17 points after. Mooty is second in the Big Eight with 12 touchdowns for 72 points in nine .games. He is closely followed by Abbott with 11 TD's for 66 points. Blytheville has scored lilfi points in eight games to 6fi for its oppo- See CHICKS on Page 11 ing. Murray's idea — outlined at the Golden Jubilee Dinner of the Fordham University Law School — was to call representatives of all the nations to what he termed a "meeting at the atomic summit." Such a meeting, he said, would be held at Eniwetok in the Pacific Proving Grounds used by the AEC. Should See Explosion There, he said, these leaders — particularly the Russians and Communist Chinese — should wit- i.ess an H-bomb explosion in what he envisioned as a "show of fovce, a declaration of American power and a demonstration of the strategy of deterrence." Shortly after Murray's speech was released, his four AEC col- i joint statement commission tests in the Pacific have never been designed ""5 a 'show of force' but are solely for the development of See MURRAY on Page 11 Firemen Credited With Saving Life, $4,000 in Cash Blytheville firemen were credited With saving a man's life and at least $4,000 in money in a dramatic rescue of an invalid from a burning building yesterday afternoon. Arthur Harris, an invalid, was In a chair in the combination residence-store at 307 Franklin yesterday when flames broke out. He watched panic-stricken and unable to move as flames turned his room into a veritable furnace. With his fellow lirefighters, Floyd Seay rushed into the flaming, smoke-filled frame grocery store- residence at 307 S. Franklin about 4:15 p.m. Guideci by Mrs. Harris, who was unable to lift her paralyzed husband from his chair, Seay lifted the man and carried him outside. In the act both Harris and Seay received burns about the lace and scalp. Harris, owner of Harris Grocery, was treated at a neighbors. Seay was given first aid by the fire department. As firemen battled the blaze,. Mrs. Harris pleaded with them to get "my money" from a room. After flames were extinguished, firemen found a purse containing about 54,000 under a bed. Other money, they said was found safe in various drawers about the room. Firemen soon put out the burning bedroom. Damage was confined to the' one room and considerable smoke damage throughout the store and living quarters was reported. Assistant Chief Roy Moore gave credit to all his men for saving Harris' life. Cause of the fire is unknown. « FRB Orders Interest Rate Hike In Double Crackdown on Credit By FRANK 'BRIEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve Board has ended its recent pampering of the business boom with a double crackdown on resurgent credit expansion. Effective today, the reserve board permitted six reserve banks to shove the discount rate — the interest cost at which they lend to their member commercial banks — up from 2-1/4 AF Transport Hits Mountain LAS VEOAS, Nev. m — An Air Force transport with 14 persons aboard crashed high in the saw- tooth Charleston Mountains while en route to the Nevada atomic bombing range yesterday. An arctic rescue team from March Air ' Force Base, , Calif., braving subzero temperatures, combed on foot through the snow early today in an attempt to reach the wreckage at about the 9,000- foot elevation. The rugged range In the high plateau country was shrouded in clouds »nd whipped by high winds and Intermittent show. The wreckage, sighted by search planes through a rift in the clouds yesterday, lay on a high slope next to 11,910-foot Mt. Charleston, 27 miles northwest of here. The aircraft had been due at Groom Dry Lake, 50 miles north of the AEC's Camp Mercury, after leaving Bin-bank. Calif. 2 miles southwest of Mere. Air Force headquarters In Washington, D. C., said the aircraft, believed to be a C54, carried Air Force personnel and "some civilian consultants." It was not dls- ! closed how many of each. The mission was described as "rou- tine." An AEC spoilsman in AIMquer- que, N. M.N aid tne AEC had no er bargo on information about the crash and had no special interest in it, inclicaUnt; Hint no atomic scientists were aboard. A Ncllis rpokcsman said the transport took off from Durbank sl-jly after 8 a.m. yesterday and routine radio contact was made with Nellls some time after 9 a.m. That was the last heard from the plane. An unidentified airman at the Nellls rest camp on Mt. Churl- about reported 10. henrlnp a crash No Reason to Doubt Anti-Polio Vaccine By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE ! AP Sciemte Reporter KANSAS CITY (AP) — Polio experts say the green light is on for full-scale production of safe, potent vaccine through removal of a troublesome bottleneck. Simultaneously, they answered the chemical and could survive the some doubts and questions raised! bath. by some health officers concerning! A change in filtering methods the vaccine at a meeting of the' and timing, already put into ef- 1 American Public Health Assn. '• feet, prevents this, the report said. In essence experts said there is; It means manufacturers should no reason to doubt the efficiency or! consistently get batches of vaccine safety of the Salk polio vaccine. rumor that Ca- discard free of live virus, and not have to or rework batches when One spiked -- , nadians stopped making vaccine, live particles are detected by safe- because they kept finding live vi- ; ty tests. This '=; the key to rus in the vaccine. Dr. R. D. De- ; creased production. .Fries of Toronto said the rca.^onj All vaccine released since May was'thev're building a bitter plant! 2fi has already passed the consis- to carry on a much bicser vaccina-; ten: paftpy tests, the Public Health lion program next year. I Service said. Others, including Dr. Jonas E. ] ' Salk. Who developed the vaccine. cited evidence that the vaccine could protect very young infants' that vaccination had nothing to do with the outbreak of this year's epidemic in Massachusetts, that use of even a single shot had drastically reduced paralytic polio in the United States this year. Hold to Reservations But a couple of health, officers held to their reservations some inoi Communist Spy Is Given Life SEOUL iji—A 36-year-old Korean was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for passing documents to n Communist Chinese last year at the SEATO conference in Manila. South Korea's Central Military iv.— Court dismissed three of four espi- auuie luucuiiitions oTvaccine might! onnge and collaboration with the have been the cause of spread of enemy charges against Hong Ki Ky- polio lo other members of the fam-J ung. In a secret unanimous vote, It ily Virus experts disagreed, or convicted nun on the fourth. saio the assumption was by means proved. A committee of experts appointed by tl.e U. S. Public Healtl Service reported the cause of a troublesome bottleneck in vaccine production had been found and corrected. It lay in diff rences in ways manufacturers earlier this year strained or filtered "soups" of live virus. This filtering is done before the viruses ore exposed to a lethal bath of formaldehyde, to kill nil the viruses used in the vaccine. The purpose of filtering is to ensure that all viruses arc separate, equally exposed to the chemical. But the committee found evidence that sometimes the filtering was perhaps too coarse, or else done ("-> fnr 'n advance, Sediments or clumps of viruses inside the clumps could not be exposed to, Prosecutors had asked the death penalty. Kyung was extradited from the l" I Philippines. He denounced the Com- 1 munists for trapping him into espionage. Oldest Formosa Soldier Retires TAIPEI, Formosa 1*1—Nationalist. China's oldest soldier has retired after 50 years in the army. Pvt. Wang Chao-hsiang,. 70, joined the army when China was under the rule of the Manchus. He fought against the Japanese In World War n. Hc Inter was captured by the Chinese Communists but escaped. The army's political training school pave a farewell party for the old soldier yesterday. That is the most restrictive lending cost enforced by the board in 20 years, since the first half of 1935. Since then, until late this year, the reserve bank lending rate had never topped 2 per cent. The new discount rate was authorized for the reserve banks at New York, Philadelphia. Atlanta, Chicago. Cleveland and San Francisco. A similar increase for the nation's six other reserve banks is expected, on the basis of previous experience. To Sell Securities As a second step to curb credit, the reserve board disclosed that it returned this week to sales on the open market of federal securities owned by the • reserve system. Funds, used to buy these securities thus become unavailable for lending. The two moves followed an ebullient upswing since the first of this month in business activity. The spurt created sudden new de- large .scale, ; ig- nalized in upward-moving commodity prices. A small crowd stood in the chill and waved a greeting as the President arrived at the Gettysburg postoffice at 10:10 a.m. and walked up the steps to his temporary offices. Eisenhower had a cherry smile and a brisk "good morning" for reporters as he hurried into the building. Dulles' talk will be carried "live", by CBS-TV at 7:30'p.m., EST, A delayed telecast is planned by NBC at 11:30 p.m., and radio broadcasts are scheduled by NBC at 9:30 p.m. and ABC and CBS at 10:30 p.m, What Next? The Eisenhower-D u 11 e s talks, which began yesterday, go well beyond a mere rehash of the sour turn East-West relations have taken since the original summit conference at Geneva between Eisenhower and the Russian, British and French Prime Ministers last July. Now the question is: What next? And, partly by happenstance, some of the American officials most deeply concerned with the answer to this question were calling today on the "resident. First on the schedule — as he would be any Friday if Eisenhower were in Washington — was Dillon Anderson. He is the President's special assistant in matters relating to the National Security oun- cil. The full council, which charts over-all American strategy, will meet with Eisenhower early next week. To See Strauss Later Eisenhower was to see Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, whose chief responsibility is developing tl.e kind of weapons which are the big determining force in political- military planning these days. Flying in with Strauss was Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, commander of NATO forces in Europe. There were indications in official quarters that Dulles' report to the people on Geneva might be less pessimistic than reports from the foreign ministers' conference had seemed to indicate. The secretary of state was expected to elaborate on his comment at Geneva that the talks "have not been wholly barren." For one thing, he was reported to have told Eisenhower that in spite 01 thj Russians' steady succession of turndowns at Geneva, they might very well agree in the long run to unification of Germany on terms to which the West could agree. in-j mands for credit ,on and put a strain on production KennettMan Gets Two Years On DWI Count KENNETT—L. A. Johnson, 64, has been sentenced to two years in the Missouri penitentiary for having been found guilty of drunken driving three tinies in the past year. Judge Arthur Goodman, Jr., It was learned that the contin-i handed down the sentence this week. ued tendency of basis prices such metals to move up, prices continued to as those for while farm drift downward, and a new upward trend to stock market prices xv":" 1 key factors in federal reserve thinking which led to the new crackdown. Fourth Since April The hike in reserve bank discount rates was the fourth since April, when the 12 banks were lending at I'/i per cent. Upward movement of the discount rate n a favorite technique of the reserve system for hitting at possible inflationary developments. It • kes borrowing from he federal reserve system more costly for the member banks which, in turn, increase the rate of interest they charge their clients. This progressively discourages the expansion of credit. But at the same time keeps credit available —at a price. Thus, speculative borrowing tends to be forced out. Crazed Killer MANILA W) — An Ingorot tribesman ran amok last night, hacked to death five persons and critically slashed two others. Then he fled to the mountains, Paganas Mayo, 28, reportedly suffering from malaria, went on a rampage In San Nicolas, north of Manila. The Injured included his wife. Johnson, in seeking mercy from the court, said he would never drive again. He said he had obtained an Arkansas driver's license after his Missouri license had been revoked. He explained he had been making his home in Arkansas with a relative. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and wanner this afternoon, tonight and Saturday with occasional rain this afternoon and tonight. High this afternoon high 40s to low 50s, low tonight low to mid 40S. MISSOURI: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon and east tonight and over the state Saturday; occasional Light rain over most of the state this afternoon and east tonight; warmer this afternoon and tonight and east and north Saturday; now tonight 20s extreme north, to 30s south; high Saturday 40s northeast to 50s southwest. Maximum yesterday—43. Mtnlrtium this morning—33. Sunrise tomorro\v—6:37. Sunset today—4:54. Mean temperature—38. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to T p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jfcn. t to date—40,17. Thlr Inic Ust Y*»r Maximum yesterday—W, Minimum this morning—M. FrecllpUtlon J*n. 1 to d4t*—31.M.

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