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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI— NO. 292 fclythevilte Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI86OUBC MARCH 7, 1956 T.T trmrjnTrTT T T* ADT/AXTQAO BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TWELVE PAGES PublWwd Dally Buoept Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVB CENTS New Disarming Proposals Sale Planned by US By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration officials said today the United States will make severafnew disarmament proposals to Russia and the Western Powers later this month. 1 .—: •• — + The proposals will be in line SEATO Calls For Vote In Kashmir Group Backs Demand Of Pakistan By HAROLD K. MILKS KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Official sources said the foreign ministers of the eight Southeast Asia Treaty nations agreed today to support Pakistan's demand for an immediate plebiscite in the big Himalayan state of Kashmir. The sources said the SEATO leaders holding their annual council meeting here agreed unanimously on a resolution calling for "immediate implementation" of the 1948 United Nations resolution recommending a statewide vote to decide whether the disputed border area should iota India or Pakistan. India to Oppose It Bitter opposition was expected from India, whose Prime Minister Nehru has persistently rejected plans for a U.N. plebiscite in the largely Moslem state. A U. N. cease-fire late in 1948 ended hard fighting in Kashmir between Indian troops and Pakistani tribesmen, leaving the state divided between an Indian-dominated government and a pro-Pakistan faction. Declined Comment A government spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment immediately, but other Indian circles said that U.S. Secretary of Statj Dulles' support of Pakistan would stir up as great Indian resentment as did his statement calling Qoa a province of Portugal. Dulles is to visit Nehru after the SEATO conference ends Conference sources said the foreign ministers spoke out one by one in support of a Kashmir plebiscite. Dulles, they said, quoted a speech by the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Horace Hildreth. in sup- po'trng the bid. Hildreth's speech had urged U.N. action. The proposi with President Eisenhower's ap. peal in a new letter to Russian Premier Nikolai Bulganin to bring "under control the nuclear threat" hanging over the world. . Eisenhower's letter was released by the White House yesterday and within a few hours Bulganin told reporters in Moscow "it Was a very interesting letter and a good one." Bulganin. questioned by newsmen at a Kremlin reception, said he would reply as soo'n as possible to the letter, received Monday. At the same reception. Communist party chief Niklta S. Khrushchev held a private 25-minute conversation with U S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen. Both declined to tell newsmen the s u b } ect matter. Given Much Publicity In contrast to the Russian handling of Eisenhower's last previous letter to Bulganin, received In Moscow Jan. 27 and not published until Feb.3, the current one was given maximum publicity. The news agency Tass published it simultaneously with release in Washington and distributed the text throughout the Soviet Union. Moscow radio carried it on all its newscasts. The United Nations ment subcommittee is Disarma- scheduled to meet in London March 19. • Informants said that for several months the Eisenhower administration has been making basic disarmament policy decisions They were described as following up Eisenhower's proposal at the summit conference in July for mutual "open skies" aerial inspections by the United tales and Russia. "Positive Response" .Eisenhower's letter was authoritatively described as reflecting those' decisions on several key points. They were apparently brought out in public now because Eisenhower wanted tive" response make a "posi- to Bulganin's quest that he reconsider his re- j e c 11 o n of a Soviet-American friendship treaty. That Bulganin proposal again got a polite brushoff from Eisenhower, who said his views on it remain unchanged. He had pre^ viously turned it down on the ground that "deeds, not words" were required to improve prospects for peace. Points Listed The points in the Eisenhower letter which officials cited as significant for future disarmament negotiations were these: 1. The "open skies" plan, coupled with a Russian proposal for See DISARMAMENT on Page 12 Waste, Errors Cited In Navy Jet Probe WASHINGTON (AP) — House Investigators said today "large errors" and "Waste of public funds" marked a half- billion-dollar effort to build a Navy jet fighter. A Government Operations sub- —— committee, said the Navy, the McDonnell Aircraft Corp., and the Westinghouse Electric Corp. "must share the responsibility" for this. But it said in a unanimous report that "final responsibility rests with the Navy as the government procuring agency." "There was no immediate comment from the Navy. The subcommittee's report followed hearings last 3ct 24-27 on the Sii-year history of the Demon, built by McDonnell, St.Louis, Mo. with jet house. engines from Westing- 4 Deaths Over that period, there were 11 crashes and 4 pilot deaths. Sixty of the planes were grounded because their ' engines didn't have enough power. . Some 220 of the later-model Demons, fitted with more powerful Allison jet engines, are finally being delivered" for fleet use, the committee said. But it said the •planes are "now, or soon may be, obsolete." j The.'..House group made various ^recommendations ; aimed at pre- .ventlnifisuchy'failures" in the future ,and; improving military air••'• . It midij,' "no .charge of impro- 'prietyv.ilnfthe strict legal sense" on a .••ide'Issue .Involving retired .Rear Adm. Lloyd Harrison. : Adm. Harrison was deputy and •assistant chief of the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics from September 1952 until July 31, 1955. Next .day he stepped Into a $ao,800-a- year job as vice (.resident of McDonnell. Both James S. McDonnell, president of the aircraft firm and Harrison testified the retired 'admiral.' haa not used his military connection* to fain favored treat- It* FBOBI M Fail It Restraining Order Against Dell Officials A temporary restraining order against H. Noble CHI and B. S. Simmons, officers of Dell Compress, has been issued in Chancery Court, preventing them from registering 30 shares of stock in Gill's name. The order, in effect only until a hearing on a permanent order can be held, concerns stock In the compress purchased by Gill from Mrs. Virginia K. Klemme, of Carmel, Calif. Mrs. Klemme, through her attorneys, said In a petition-that Gill bought the stock Feb. 29 for $250 per,share. She said she later found the value to be $100 per share. ; Gill, she charged, ."represented" $250 as the."full and fair value" of the stock. Yet, she continued, as secretary of Dell Compress he had recently purchased five shares at $HOp -per share and' "numerous shares" for $400 per .'.share .or more. It was Gill's duty, she petitioned, to make "full disclosure" of the stock's worth. She asked that a permanent injunction be Issued, preventing Uie stock from being transferred .to. Oil) and that upon return of the money he paid her, the stock be returned to her. Date of the hearing has been 3*1 lor March 90. The tempomry Injunction was signed by Judge I/e* Ward. " J WINTRY WONDERLAND — Snow is everywhere as these German children explore natural caves formed in ice near Lorch, Germany. The ice was washed ashore along the Rhine River as Europe's worst cold wave of the century began to subside. Senate Starts Vote on Farm Bill Tomorrow EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate aides said today 63 different amendments have been 'offered to, the omnibus new farm bill on which voting is scheduled to start tomorrow. Still otheri may be offered. Starting tomorrow, the Senate has agreed to limit debate to two hours on each proposed change, but-there is no limit on the num- ,* * * Benson Predicts Passage Of Soil Bank Program Also Thinks Senate Will Defeat Rigid Support Efforts CHICAGO (JP)— Secretary of Agriculture Benson believes Congress will pass the tion's soil bank farm Benson also told administra- program. news con ference yesterday the Senate will defeat attempts to restore rigid price supports on farm commodities at 90 per cent of parity and retain the administration's flexible parity program. "My very best judgment is that we'll win on the Senate floor although it will be close," he said Many Democratic leaders and some Republicans want a return to the rigid farm price supports that.began in the early 1940s and continued until last year's harvests. Defended Proposal Benson, in a speech, defended the administration's soil bank proposal as a "sound program" and blamed rigid price supports at 90 per cent of parity for depriving 'American farmers of two billion dollars in farm income last year." ' At his news conference in fl speech to the 50th annual convention of the National-American Wholesale Grocer's Assn., Benson criticized "attempts to place agriculture on the political auction block." He described high, rigid price supports as "government price fixing" and blamed them for the accumulation of more than 10 billion dollars worth of, surplus farm products in government storehouses. Mrs. T. F. Dean Dies Suddenly At Home Here Mrs. Althca Dean, wife of T. P. (Doc) Dean, Blytheville realtor, died suddenly at her home at 1130 West Ash this morning. .-..•;•: - Funeral,services were incomplete today pending arrival of ^relatives but probably will .be'conducted Friday In First. Baptist Church, Howard Funeral Service, which Is In 'charge, said. Burial will be In Bly- Uievllle. Mrs. Dean, who traveled most of the] nation as a vaudeville and "medicine ahovf" actress with her hudband, since 1922. AJ the. time of her death she and her husband were engaged in the real estate business. •/ In addition to her husband, she in turvtved by one son, Bob Dean, of Memphis dren. and two grandchll' ber of amendments which may be offered. On the .other hand, many of those pending may not be pressed to a vote The bill drafted by ihe Senate Agriculture . Committee combines the soil' bank program advocated by the Elsenhower administration with a return to rigid farm price supports — a step the administration says would nullify the benefits it foresees from the soil bank. Blames Rigid Supports Under the soil bank, farmers would be paid subsidies for voluntarily taking out of production land which they, otherwise would plant to cropi already in surplus. The administration contends that existing surpluses, in which the government has more than eight billion dollars invested, are attributable to a continuation of rigid wartime price sport into peacetime. Two years ago the administration persuaded Congress to vote a system of flexible supports, under which prices of basic crops are supported at varying , levels depending upon the stocks of each crop on hand. The theory is that this Will bring production into balance with demand. Sees Close Vote Chairman Ellender (D-La) of the agriculture committee, backing a return to rigid price props, has been pressing for final Senate action no later than Saturday. He predicts a close victory for his side, but so do backers of the administration on the price support issue. Unless there is a change in tac. tics, the first vote is due on a proposal by Sen. Anderson (D NM) to knock out the rigid price support provision which the agriculture committee approved 8-7. Many backers of rigid price supports have been predicting victory but one of them. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn), said In a Senate speech fighting wall." with their backs to the SeMo Man Files For State Post JEFFERSON CITY (if) — W. J. (Dub) Crutcher, 40ryear-old Essex, Mo., farmer, filed Monday for the Democratic nomination for state senator in the 25th district of southeastern • Missouri. He .said he wanted the "represent the whole district" of Pemiscot, Stoddard and New Madrid Counties. The present senator, J. F. Patterson (D) of Portflgeville, has been in "my county of Stoddard only one time in the past six years," Crutcher said. Preventive War Rejected by Israel Tornadoes Miss^Cotct Front Due By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A threat of tornadoes hung over Arkansas for 13 hours last night and today but the danger, period expired without reported storms. The U. S. Weather Bureau Little Rock said that a cold wave would move into the state this afternoon and tonight replacing temperatures which rose into the 80s yesterday. The expected cold posed a threat to the state's peach crop. Earl Allen, horticulturist with the University Extension Service, said at Clarksville that if the temperature drops as low as 18 degrees tentatively predicted for northwest Arkansas, damage to the crop would be severe. Most of State Tornado alerts issued 1 by the Weather Bureau extended from 9 last night to 10 a.m. today. At one time nearly all the state was covered. The zone included in the final warning, was for that part of the state south and east of a line running diagonally between Walnut Ridge in the northeast to Texarkana in the southwest. Rain accompanied a drop in temperatures and State Police said that hail was reported at Hope, but no serious storms developed. The Weather Bureau said there might be a few snow flurries in the extreme northwest this afternoon. In other sections the fore cast was for clearing this afternoon and tonight. It will be much colder with ex- jpected,tows..tonight of from 18 to 28 degreesT the Weather Bureau said. The recent warm weather has pushed peach trees well toward the blooming stoge. Horicullurist Allen said the trees would be able to withstand temperatures as low as 22 degrees but that he feared temperatures lower than that could cause serious damage. Yesterday temperatures soared to maximums of 85 degrees at Fayetteville, El Dorado and Fort Smith. Little Rock and Pine Bluff had 83 and Flippin 81 Auxiliary Eyes School Health Clinic While recounting such child welfare projects as ear-testing in public schools and a pro-fluoridation campaign, Biytheville's Junior Auxiliary, in its annual report, mentioned plans fo a health clinic to supplement other health programs in the Blytheville school system. A substantial amount of funds, the report stated, has already been set aside for use in the proposed clinic. Ear-testing of school children was initiated as another child welfare year. project by the group this Remaining as one of the top activities is the operation of Lange School for Exceptional children This school has 10 students who, for some reason or another, wouldn't fit into ordinary classroom activities. Federal milk program assistance permitted the group to expand its milJt program to include the 13 schools of the district. Nearly 26,000 half pints of milk were furnished 336 needy children. Individual welfare projects, the children's weekly story hour, purchase of glasses for six students, and assistance to Red Cross and National Tuberculosis Association drives and polio immunization pro gram rounded out the year's activities. Expenditures on its largest projects amounted to $1,566.25. Funds were received from the Auxiliary's fashion show, its operation of the Thrift Shop—secondhand clothing store — and .from memorial donations. Motion to Attack Arabs Defeated In Parliament JERUSALEM^ (AP) — Advocates of a preventive war against:the Arabs stood rebuffed today in Israel's Parliament but the clang of mounting Middle East tensions continued to reverberate throughout much of the world. Israel's nationalist Heruth party of the conference. was defeated 66-13,last night on a motion of . government Ben-Gurion. confidence in the of Premier David The Heruth wants Israel to attack before Communist arms shipments can tip the balance in the Arabs' favor. The Premier told a stormy Parliament session Israel will not start a war. But he warned that recent events had increased the danger of a second Arab-Israeli conflict. Arab Conference" Arab leaders continued their top-level conference at Cairo. Informants said their .chief aim was to bring Jordan's British-trained Ara^ Legion into the Arab mill- vary lineup led by Egypt. Meeting at Cairo are King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, President Shukri al Kuwatly of Syria and Egypt's Premier Oamal Abdel Nasser. Coordination of Arab defers against Israel was described as the second objective Pressure for bringing Jordan into a close military, alignment with the three big Arab states was .stepped up after last week's dismissal of British Lt. Gen. Sir John Bagot Olubb as commander of Jordan's Arab Legion. Debate Scheduled Israel feared the ouster of Glubb and other top British leaders of the legion removed a moderating influence from the Arab world's best fighting Jorce. In London, the House of Commons scheduled a debate today on the British reversal Informed sources in in Jordan the British •capital said Prime Minister Eden's government would cut. off Its financial and military aid to Jordan if the kingdom vilates its 20-year defense, pact with Britain or launches aggression against Israel. Jordan's ambassador to the United States told Undersecretary See MID-EAST on Page 12 On Second Term: President Says He Asked Nixon To Chart Own Course By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today he has asked Vice President Nixon to chart his own course as to whether he wants to bid for another term. •S conference Eisen- tarily. Then he said forcefully that At a new: hower declined to say whether he would favor Nixon as his running mate if Ihe vice president should decide he would like to try for another term. Elsenhower said he was not going to be pushed Into a corner on a hypothetical question. But he said he has no criticism whatsoever of Nixon as a man, as an associate or as his running mate. In this first meeting with newsmen since his own second term announcement a week ago, Eisenhower also said in response to a question that if at any time during the campaign he decided that his general, organic health was not what he felt it should be, then he would go before the American people and tell them so. Didn't Say So The implication was that he would withdraw from the race, but he did not say so in so many words. His remark came .in response to a question as to what he would, do under such circumstances. In starting his reply, Eisenhower laughed and told newsmen not to hold him to withdrawal from the race for such a thing as, say. a case of the llu. With a chuckle, the President went on to say the newsmen were worse than his doctors on that score At another point, Elsenhower said that unless he felt up to performing the essential duties of the presidency he would not be available for the job. The first question put to Eisenhower today dealt with what a reporter called published reports that some of Elsenhower's advisers were urging him to dump Nixon from the Republican ticket this year, and that — secondly — the President himself was reported to have suggested to Nixon that he consider standing aside this time and perhaps taking a Cabinet post. Forceful Answer Eisenhower hesitated momen- Fine Leads to Quick Financing Try by Negro The judge shook his head In | -'That's just about what you owe amusement after a session in Municipal Court-today and commented on the intricacies of certain flelas of finance. 'Seenis Leroy Nolan, a-Negro em- ploye of Blytheville Air Force Base, entered a beer tavern managed by John Alsup at 16th finrf Rose yesterday .afternoon. He ordered two quarts of beer, •one-for himself and the other for a friend. ., Nolan .tendered » $10 bill In pay- menl for the beer to Alsup behind the counter, ' me." Alsup said he told Nolan. He explained to the court Nolan "owed rent money — about $12." > The friend wilh'Noian said Nolan replied, "You'll get the rent, I want' the change for the beer." When Alsup refused, Nolan scuf- lled.wlth him with Nolan, coming out a bleeding loser. Alsup said he out the man "with a right cross to the tnce and a hack blow on the *klo of the head." Judge Graham Sudbury asked Alsup what happened to the $10. "Right here in my pocket," Mid Alsup, slapping his trouser leg. Sudbury nodded, fined the men $15 each for fighting. Standing In the hallway of city hull after court, Sudbury was approached by Alsup. "Judge," he said, 'I just about got enough for that fine. I got some change nnd that boy's $10 bill and I wonder If you i-ould loan me $4 for the rest." "Well," Alsup said, "maybe I cnn ask them to trust me a little while for It." "they" did, and the negro went scurrying out of City Hall to ottier field* of iloanc*. if anyone ever has the effrontery to suggest to him that he dump someone like Nixon, there would See PRESIDENT on Page 12 Red Cross Community Heads Listed Rural community" chairmen to heaa their local Red Cross Fund drives were, released today by A. C. Owens, outlying fund drive chairman for the Chickasawba chapter. The list follows: Armorel — E. W. Nichols; Barfield — J. C. Ellis, Jr.; Burdette — Hollis Jumper; Clear Lake — Mrs. f-. P. Burks; Dell — Kiwanis Club, John Miles Miller, president; Dogwood Ridge — Mrs. Jerry Scrape; Flat Lake — Mrs. Charles Aobott; Gosnell — Mitchell West; Half Moon — Mrs. C. W. Oarrigan; Huffman-40 & 8 — I. A. Harrison; Lone Oak — Mrs. Olen Alexander; Lost Cane — Mrs. Donald Veach; New Liberty — Mrs. James Middleton; Number Nine — Charles Langs- ion; Promised Land — J. M, Veasey; Roseland — Miss Virginia Rose Wilson; Tomato — Mrs. John Carmon;.Whlstlevi!!e — Mrs. Fred Kelley; Yarbro — Lloyd T. Burnham; Manila — L. G. GammiH; Black Water — R. A. Scott; Brown Spur - B B. Threlkeld; Mllligan Ridge - Herman Holt; Shady Grove — Mrs. Artis T. Brewer; Leachville — E. R. Shannon; Box Elder — W. E. Crafton, Norman Hauls, Doyle Oalyean; Pawheen — G. B. Galyean; Rocky — Norman Bailey. Chamber Speaker Has Full Agenda Oeorge Reitemeler, speaker at the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet tomorrow night, has scheduled three conference meet- Ings with Chamber committees during the day. Reitemeler is manager of the Titlsa District of th« U. 8. Chamber of Commerce and is expected to speak of legislative activities with the education committee at 9 a.m., the national affairs committee at 10 a.m., and the board of directors at 1:K p.m. Meetings will be held In tht Chamber offlcei, City Hall. Some MO Chamber members, mvM and fUMtf are expected at the banquet at 1 p.m. In the Flaa- UUOB roam M Bott Nob*. UN Study Of Threat Weighed By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS,* N. Y. (AP) — Representatives of the Western Powers are conferring here on the advisability of calling the. U. N. Security Council into emergency session in an effort to head off further threats of war in the Middle East. Informed quarters say the United States, Britain and Prance have reached no decision yet on such a council meeting. But diplomats at the headquarters of the world organization acknowledge the Mideast situation is grave and getting worse. Private Talks Private talks are going on almost continuously. Secretary General Dag Hammarsfcjold continues his consultations with individual delegates. Yesterday he saw Egyptian Delegate Omar Loutfi after a meeting of Asian-Arab representatives discussed the situation. The rep- rerentatives of the United States, Britain and Prance also were keeping in close touch. Diplomatic observers see two main factors behind the rapid deterioration of the Middle East situation: 1. A switch in Soviet policy, ending . the Kremlin's neutrality and bringing its support openly to the Arab side. 2. The growth of Arab nationalism, manifesting itself in anti- Western demonstrations ,,all,. the.... way form French North Africa to Jordan. Summer Closing Is Vetoed Members of the Retail Merchants Division of the Chamber of "Commerce voted yesterday not to observe Wednesday afternoon closing as they have in past years. Thirty-six store owners voted 19 to 17 to remain open. Jada, McGuire, secretary of the Chamber, said the Retail Merchants Division "does not have enforcement powers, but IJie action taken yesterday is in the form of a recommendation to the retail merchants." , He said, "In the past, the recommendations made by the Retail Merchants Division have been followed." In other business, the group agreed to acknowledge five full- day holidays. They are Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, Sept. 3; Thanksgiving, Nov. 22; Christmas, Dec. 25; and New Vear's Day, Jan. 1. James Roleson, manager of the Credit Bureau of Blytheville, Inc., spoke briefly to the merchants on activities of hts office. Bachelor Gets Tot MEXICO CITY UPl — Andres Collado Atrasanchez left his parked car unlocked for ten minutes and returned to find a 5-year-old baby on the front seat. No one knew its mother, and the worried bachelor finally turned it over to the Casa de Cuna (house of cribs) Orphanage. Weather ARKANSAS— A few snow flurries In extreme northwest portion this afternoon, otherwise clearing and much' colder this afternoon and tonight. Continued cold Thursday, Lowest tonight 18-28. MISSOURI — Much colder with strong northerly winds and snow this afternoon with snow diminishing in west portion; much colder tonight with diminishing winds; clearing west this evening over state by morning; Thursday fnlr, warmer west and north; low tonight 10-15 northwest to .upper 20s extreme southeast; high Thursday lower 30« northeast to around 40 southwest. Minimum this morning— «7. Maximum ycntciday— 7fl. Sunrise tomorrow— fl:21. Hunmt tod»»-0:01. Mrfln tcmpernturo— 73. PrtclpUfttlon 24 hour* (7 ».m. to T a.m.)— none. ., „ Precipitation J«n. 1 to d«t«-l».tt. Tftll Dale Lait Vnr Mutmum Minimum thli momlnff — *. JM, 1 K *rt»-7:M.