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Thursday, March 8, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI • Tr^r -, ~ VOL. LI— NO. 283 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily New§ Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1956 TWENTY PAGES Published DaUy Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Solons See Nixon As Ike's Choice Say President Has Put Him On Inside Track By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) —Half a dozen Republican senators agreed today that President Eisenhower has put Vice President Nixon on the inside track for renomination on this year's GOP ticket. Eisenhower said yesterday he has told Nixon to "chart his own course and tell me what he would like to do." Nixon said he had no announcement to make "as far as my own personal situation is concerned." Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said he is confident Nixon will seek renom- ination if the decision is his to make. "GOP Wants Him" "I assume that Nixon is going to be Eisenhower's running mate because I think the vice president likes his present job," Mundt said. "I don't know of any movement to dump him. I am convinced the Republicans 1 in the House and Sen- ot want him on the ticket again With Eisenhower." Eisenhower declined again yesterday to say specifically .whether he wants Nixon as a running mate this year, but he- told his news conference he has "no criticism of Vice President make, either as a man, an associate or as my running mate on the ticket." "Wants Him to Run" Sen. Allott (R-Cole) said that sounded .to him as though the President were beckoning Nixon to run. Sen Thye, (R-Minn) said he thinks Nixon has . "the inside track." Senators, Young (R-ND) and Bender (R-Ohio both said they assume Nixon's place on the ticket is secure. Britain To Invite Molotov LONDON W)—Britain is going to invite Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov to London soon for talks on how to safeguard the Vietnamese armistice, informed diplomats said today. They reported Prime Minister Eden's government may suggest to Moscow that Molotov accompany Premier Bulganin and Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev on their visit to this country next month. Because Britain and Russia presided over the 1954 Geneva conference which produced the Indochina armistice, Molotov and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd are recognizezd as cochairmen of the armistice machinery. The decision to invite Molotov for iwo-party talks, based on a suggestion by Indian Prime Minister Nehru, is in effect a rejection of a Communist proposal for a new 12-power conference to consider In Municipal . Court Vernon T. Bell forfeited $19.75 bond on a speeding charge in Municipal Court today. CHAMBER SPEAKER KEEPS BUSY—George Reitemeier, of the United States Chamber of Commerce Tulsa District, met with committees of Blytheville's Chamber today. He'll speak at tonight's annual banquet. Above, he's pictured preparatory to talking with National Affairs Committee. Chamber President S. E. Tune is at right. (Courier News Photo) Britain Stands Firm On Mid-East Policy By TOM OCHILTREE LONDON (AP) — Britain's/government stood, firm today on a Middle East policy pinned to the Western Big Three pledge to block any change in Israeli-Arab boundaries by force. Closing a turbulent House of Commons debate last night, Prime Minister Eden declared his government and the United States are working closely together to keep peace in Palestine. He ominously warned that Brit-*— -; . ain, the United States and France | • - • • •»' I Subdivision Rules Are Studied by City Planning Group In a session which lasted more than three hours, Blytheville's Planning Commission last night combed through details of regulations governing subdivisions to the city. had undertaken an obligation in their 1950 pledge that is "more serious than perhaps many British people realize." The 1950 pact promises that the Big Three will act against any aggression by either the Arabs or Israel. Eden -also turned aside Labor- He demands that Britain ship Israel arms to match those Communist Czechoslovakia is supplying Egypt. He said Israel should find the three-power I960 declaration "infinitely more valuable than an agreement to be allowed to buy a certain number more tanks and airplanes, and infinitely better in the cause of peace than an arms race." U. N. Action Sources in Washington said -the three Western allies may soon ask the U.N. Security Council to take urgent action to prevent war in the Middle East. Should a Russian veto block the move, the Big Three would feel free to act outside the U.N . The House of Commons divided along party lines to give Eden's government a 313-252 vote of confidence. The ballot came after the Prime Minister, in a free-swinging speech, also accused Egypt of trying to disrupt Britain's relations with Jordan through inflammatory radio broadcasts Jordan Unn and last week when she fired Lt. Gen. John Bagot Olubb, veteran British commander of her Arab Legion. In his first statement since his dismissal, Glubb said he had warned Jordan's King Hussein repeatedly that "Israel undoubtedly is stronger numerically than Jordan, which is common knowledge." The Jordan government took a more conciliatory tone. It urged Britain to reconsider her decision to recall 15 other senior officers holding executive commands in the legion. British circles interpreted this to mean Jordan was not eager to rush Into a military alliance with Egypt. Eden told touched off consterna- resentment .in Britain Commons that if Egypt wants friendly relations with the West, she can have them, "but not at any price." Suspect in $18.8,000 Bank Robbery Nabbed NEW YORK-fAP) — The FBI arrested a patient in a Bronx hospital last night and accused him of being the daring gunman who,staged the $188,000 robbery last Friday of a suburban Westchester County bank. Federal agents said they recovered $100,000 of the loot from the trunk of a car belonging to the prisoner, 33 - year - old Arthur L. Palsnuer, a Bronx racehorse trainer. , Paisnuer — who, with a still- sought companion allegedly kid- naped a woman teller of the Couri- ty Trust Co.'s drive-in branch at Port Chester—will be arraigned today before a U.S. commissioner. He was held under guard at the hospital last night. Palsnuer was hospitalized since Monday after undergoing minor surgery. He was arrested In bed. Neither tho-nature of his ailment nor the name of the hospital were disclosed. Abducted Teller Two men abducted the ' teller, Mrs. Mary F. Kostolos, 62, last Thursday night as she drove up to her home. They drove around all -night in her cur and quizzed her on bank operations and personnel .. Before Ux bank op*n*d Friday, ;,iey forced Mrs. Kostolos to open the bank with her key. Then one -man took over Inside. The FBI says it was Paisnuer. The other man disappeared.. The FBI said they were seeking him and the missing $88,000 in cash. No shots were fired during the holdup. The FBI- said evidence found In an automobile stole . from ft New Haven Railroad parking lot at Larchmont, N.Y., also in west- Chester' County,' led agents to Palsnuer.. After getting Inside the bank, the guriinah bound and blindfolded Mrs. Kostolos and put her in « closet. •When teller Ernest Marino arrived, he too w«s trussed up. J Purdy Urigemack, the assistant treasurer, arrived a few minutes la"tcr, and wa. forced to open We vault and carry money - loaded containers to Mrs. Kostolos' car parked at the curb. The car was found minutes later In a parking lot, Subcommittee Chairman Frank Douglas, whose group has guided setting up subdivision regulations, said today he anticipates little protest from subdividers, who were The Commission set April 3 as given a look at 'th'e regulations in a hearing date. an informal session yesterday aft- Chairman Frank ernoon. "However, I am especially concerned with drainage requirements for these new subdivisions. Getting rid of the water, as these wet months have proven, is an item of major importance," he stated, Require Drainage The subdivision regulations, which are .lengthy and comprehensive, say that storm drainage will be provided as outlined by city ordinance. Douglas has indicated that the ordinance, , which broadly states that each property owner is responsible for moving water from his property, may not be adequate. Douglas tofd the Commission last night that builders present for the afternoon meeting of yesterday seemed to think the regulations are fail-. He said he supplied a working copy of the regulations to the Blytheville Real Estate Board and expects to hear its reaction at the hearing, if not sooner. Most of the subdividers are forced to comply with similar regulations under Federal Housing Administration anyway. Affects New Stores Largest departures will come in regard to commercial areas in the 'subdivisions. The regulations, in final form, may require new commercial buildings to be set back from 35 to 65 feet to provide off-street parking. They may also require such buildings to be situated on a lot of not less than 250 feet in depth. The Commission also considered street planning in the vicinity of the new elemental-;,' school to be built in northeast Blytheville. Only action taken was to order a letter to the School Board, pledging cooperation in planning streets around the school. However, member seemed of the opinion that Laclede will have to be extended to Moultrie to avoid a traffic bottleneck. Yesterday afternoon builders and real estate men studied, the proposed subdivision regulations with a subcommittee of the commission. Chairman Prank C. Douglas conducted .the discussion. Several builders voiced objections to a policy of the Blytheville Water Co., which they said is increasing prices of lots In: new develop- Steele Won't Run; Others File By H. L. YEAGER Courier News Correspondent STEBLE — Mayor Charles E. Bates, who has served as mayor of Steele for the past ten years, will not be a candidate for re-election. Mayor Bates said, "My business requires my time and the city is about out of debt." He manages the Pemiscot Oil Co., at Caruthersville and resides in Steele. A. W. Mann, T. F. Weaver and Spud Vaughn have filed for police judge. R. E. Marshal's name was entered in the race by a friend. Henry Lovelace is seeking reelection as chief of police. His opposition will be N. B. Steward, Buddy Overturf and Bill Stanfield. J. E. Kinningham's name has been filed for Ward One alderman, but he has not said whether or not he will run. Floyd Smith of Ward Two hasn't indicated whether he'll seek to retain his council position. Alderman A. J. Shelton, also of Ward Two ,is reported to be a potential mayo.rality candidate. E. A. Boon has filed for re-election to the office of collector, a post he has held for a number of years. Controls of Greek Airlners Smashed LONDON (*)—The control panel aboard a four-engine Greek airliner was found smashed today at London Airport Just before the plane was due to leave for Paris and Athens. ... A representative of the Greek National Airline told newsmen: "It" looks like sabotage. But sabotage of a very stupid nature. We have sent, to Amsterdam for a new set, of 1 instruments,", ' The Incident occurred at a time of high feeling between Greece and Britain over the future of Cyprus, Brtiain's Island colony In the east Mediterranean. New Kiwanians .Klwanlans Inducted three new members at their regular luncheon meeting yesterday. They wore A. T. Johnson, T. B. Oecslln and Joe Davis. Max Poe, of Focahontas, spoke to fellow Klwanlnns on the International organization's 1>M program of work. He Is Lt. Oov. of the 13th division,- MUsourl-ArttiinsM district of Klwanla, ments. . Seeki Payment! The firm, they said, has demand- See COMMISSION on Pane 1 Northeast Is Hit By Floods, Cold 2 Drownings Are Reported In New York By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Waning winter belted the Northeast from Peuii^i '~ to Canada today with Canada today with just about everything in the weather book —• rain, hail, sleet, snow, fog and floods which drove thousands from homes. At least two drownings were recorded, both in New York. Raging streams, fed by days of downpours and melting snows, spelled further, danger to wide ureas of New York and Pennsylvania. The rampaging Allegheny River in western New York sent a muddy flood swirling over areas bordering the stream, forcing thousands to flee their homes. At Salamanca, N.Y., the Allegheny was some 4'/ 2 feet above flood stage and an inch above its all-time high of 142 feet in 1942. Mayor James J. Crowley declared a state of emergency and summoned all Civil Defense and Red Cross workers to aid relief efforts. State of Emergency The Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna was also in a state of emergency, with high water affecting sgme 500 families and causing an estimated half million dollars in damages. In other parts of New York, three days of rain and snow up to a depth of 15 inches shut schools and factories, closed roads and severed utility lines. Fears of further flooding were multiplied by rising Susquehanna Chenango and Chemung .rivers. A3 the surging Allegheny smashed on Into Pennsylvania it brought havoc there, too. The town of Warren appeared hardest hit. Roads into town were inundated, schools and industries were closed and some families were evacuated. Used Boals Warren General Hospital was surrounded by water and doctors and nurses used boats to get to work. Further south at Meadville, Pa French Creek overflowed, forcing families from homes and - cutting highways. In Oil City, the Arlington Hotel was without heat and power as water from Oil Creek spilled into its basement. To the north, Maine and Ontario, Canada, were pummeled by freezing rain, sieet and snow. It was the fourth storm In five days for Maine, with a total snowfall of nine inches at Portland and more in other sections. The Weather Bureau predicted six inches more before the end of the latest, storm tonight. That Crazy Weather Was Simply the Most Blytheville .got .a wide variety of weather yesterday and last night — sumrner-like temperatures, then rain, sleet and snow flurries. The brief spring-like atmosphere that prevailed in the city the past several days was ended abruptly when a cold front moved in'on the heels of April- like showers. The cold front brought sleet and snow flurries late yesterday and last night. According to Col. Ivy W. Crawford, official weather observer for this area, the mercury here skidded to a wintry 28 degrees last night after a very mild high of 74 yesterday morning. FFA Chapter To Honor Dads Dads will be the special guests tomorrow night when Blytheville's Future Farmers of America Lloyd Chapter stages its annual father- son banquet, The affair will come off at Rustic Inn at ?.:30 and about 100 persons are expected to be on hand. Jerry Hodge, the chapter president, will preside and will present Melba Jones, chapter sweetheart, farm department with a jacket. Joe En-ing, manager of First National Bank, will be principal speaker. The Rev. Carl Johnson will give the invocation. Jet Pilot Missing TOKYO Wr-A U. S. jet pilot was missing today off Okinawa's coast. The Air Force said he was on a routine training flight and his last radio report had made no mention of any trouble, * His identity was not disclosed. Steele Father to See Daughter Soon A California woman will meet her father for th« tint time today or tomorrow., The.father is 0. A. Swindle, machine shop worker in Steele. One of,his daughter*, Mrs. Doe Li\cey, told a national television audience on Queen for a Day yester; day that she had never aeen her .father, The program ii making It powlble for her to fly to Memphis, from where she will go to Steele. She is expected momentarily. Mri. Lacey's mother and father were 'separated before her birth. Her mother died when she wa» three and she haa never seen Swindle. After a long fearch, she contacted him by mall teverai month* ago, Since then, she haa been trying to arrange th« trip. Senate Nears Decision On Farm Bill; Critics Hurl 'Pressure' Charge By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's day of decision on an election year farm bill ar- ~"3d today with critics accusing-the Eisenhower administration of "pressure" and "political- maneuvering." Not so, said Sen, Aiken (R-Vt), leading a touch-and-go fight for retention of the administration-backed system of flexible farm price supports. Declaring that no improper pressures are being exerted, Aiken said: "Of course the proponents of a sound farm program are doing everything possible to get a good bill. We are doing all we can and I am confident that we will win." Chairman Ellender (D-La) of the Senate Agriculture Committee, floor manager for the -bill which would scrap the administration price supports in favor of a return to rigid props, countered that. "I still believe we have the votes." Ellender said In a separate interview that the' White. House and the Agriculture Department /"are wielding a lot of pressure on this test, particularly on cotton area senators. Debate on the bill, _3ly along party lines, has been going on for nearly three weeks. At a session which lasted until after 11 p.m. last night. Senators Holland (D- Fla) and Monroney. (D-Okla) exchanged sharp words over the Communist party stand on farm programs. Effective today, the Senate has agreed to limit debate to two hours on each amendment, of which more than 10 have been offered. Ellender has been pushing for final action by the weekend No Price Supports There is no major dispute over th : bill's provision of a soil bank, the administration's big 1956 recommendation. This contemplates paying subsidies to farmers who voluntarily take .out of production land they otherwise would plant to crops already in surplus. The big decision is that on price supports. Barring a switch in tactics, it may come first. Sen. Anderson (D - NM) has moved to strike out of the bill a section calling for a return to price supports on wheat, corn, cotton, rice and peanuts at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a legal standard said to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs Under the present system, these prices are supported at between 75 and 90 per cent of parity, depending upon the size of available stocks. Want 90 Per Cent Ellender and most other Democrats are urging restoration of 90 n level. The dispute between Monroney and Holland, one of the few Democrats backing the administration on the issue, followed Holland's statement that the Communist party favors 100 per cent of parity on all farm production. He said the National Farmers Union does too, perhaps without knowledge of the Communist stand. "Crutches" Monroney retorted that most progressive legislation, no matter who sponsors it, is "aped and copied by the Communist party." He voiced surprise that Holland should make such a comparison. , Holland described high, price supports as -"crutches," and said demands for complete government ' farm price protection are "the essence of socialism ... a red flag of warning." Aiken said today there have been "some false rumors that the President has been telephoning some senators about the bill." "I checked this and-my information is that he has not called a single senator," Aiken said. •'They all know his views as do per cent supports, '.he World War the farmers and the public." Ike Not Cutting Constitutional Duties, White House Claims WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said today President Eisenhower has reduced none of his constitutional duties and has no intention of doing so. Asst. Press Secretary, Murray Snyder made the statement to newsmen in comment on an assertion by Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) that Eisenhower, intends to "shrink" the chief execu- - tive's office as the result of his heart attack. * of "Any such contraction of the* presidency as Is contemplated in the Eisenhower proposal," Sparkman said last night, "cannot but upset the balances set up in our Constitution for the preservation of popular government." Snyder, replying to newsmen's requests for comment on Sparkman's remarks, said: 'I think toe President very clearly states (at news conferences) last Wednesday and again yesterday the distinction between his constitutional duties and. his hospitalities duties, the latter being the' department in which he has reduced his activities." "Hours No Gauge" Asked whether that is the only department in' which Bisenhowel has reduced his activities or intends to do so, Snyder said: "I certainly don't think he has •educed his constitutional duties "I don't think the senator (Sparkman) would measure his services by the number of hours he puts iri on the (Senate) floor or by the number of constituents he sees." In reply to another question, Snyder said he did not know whether Eisenhower heard Sparkman on the radio or had read Sparkman's address in the newspapers. Sparkman's contention that Eisenhower wants to "shrink" the presidency is being made also by other emocrats. Chairman Paul M. Butler of the Democratic National Committee advanced similar arguments in a speech at Louisville, Ky., in which he said Eisenhower's health is a major campaign issue. Eisenhower said yesterday that if he should ever feel physically unable to carry on the .essential duties of the White House, "I won't be there.' He did not make clear whether he meant that in such circumstances he would resign or reverse his week-old decision to seek a second term Sparkman, 1 Democratic v 1 ce presidential nominee In 1952, said See IKE on Page 1 Sf ATO Chiefs Accuse Russia of Trying To Divide Asian. Nations By HAROLD K. MILKS KARACHI, Pakistan (APS — SEATO ministers accused Soviet leaders'tonight of attempting through recent statements .and other activities, to "increase tension and promote division among Asian communities." Other free nations also are targets of the Russian campaign, the ministerial council of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization declared in a communique issued at the windup of a three-day meeting. The six-page communique said the Soviet attempt is being carried on through "statements and Toasrmasters Elect Tonight Blytheville Toastmasters Club 1204 will elect officers at its meeting tonight at Hotel Noble. Three-minute campaign speeches will be given by: Marvin Razer and Elbert Johnson for president; Bob McHaney and Rudy Vrska for executive vice president; Bill McCaughey and Wallace Smith for educational vice president; Harry Bradley and Steve Stephensen for secretary; James Roy and Carl Wicklund for treasurer ;and Gil Smythe and Bill Hrabovsky for sergeant-at-arms. Dick Payne will be chairman of the program, the Rev. James Pomroy, timer, and Bill Rader, general evaluator. Hal Boyle, Pulitzer Winner, Begins in Courier News Today Hal Boyle, Associated Press' Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, joins the family of editorial page writers of the C o u rter News. Boyle, the "poor m a n's p h i losopher" of the American press, uses s m all drama, OI humor,; per- s onal observa 1 mi novir tion " * nd hu " HAL BOYLE mRn , nt(rrM t yarns M the grist for his daily column, one of the moat widely read In America today. Boyle's correspondence during World War II won him hi* place as one of this nation's foremost human interest reporters. He nearly drowned in going ashore with the first wave of assault troops In North Africa. Later, he landed with Fatten in Sicily; with the infantry at Salerno and was one of the first correspondents into Naples. He saw the European war through to V-E Day and then departed for the Pacific where he wa* one of the first correspondent* into Tokyo after V-J Day. Boy!* will be adding his byline to a page which carries Ers- klne Johnson's breezy Hollywood column, Peter Edson's report on Washington, Dr. Edwin P. Jordan's medical advice and Oswald Jacoby't critiques on bridge hand*, interventions." No leaders were named, but the phrase obviously was intended to encompass the recent visit by Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev and Premier Nik- 1 -' Bulganin to India, Burma and Afghanistan, which stirred up several simmering controversies. In SEATO Arc--. "The council deplored statements and interventions by Soviet leaders . . . designed to increase tension and promote division in Asian communities and among other nations of the free world," the communique said. It added that all eight SEATO members recognize that the sovereignty of Pakistan extends to the present Afghanistan border and includes the Pushtoonistan area that Afghanistan wants converted into a separate tribal state. It said the region falls within the SEATO area as outlined in Article 4 of the Manila treaty, which provides that all member nations consult on common action in event of aggression. In the conference yesterday Sec SEATO on Page 7 Weatlxr NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair and continued cool this afternoon and tonight. Friday fair with rising temperatures Friday afternoon. High this afternoon mid to high 40s; low tonight near 30. MISSOURI — Fair this afternoon and tonight; warmer west and north central this afternoon and over state tonight; generally fair south and partly cloudy north Friday; warmer south and extreme east Friday; low tonight 25-30 northeast to 35-40 southwest; high Friday 50s northeast to 60s southwest. Minimum this morning—39. MftxUnum yesterday—74. Sunrise tomorrow—fills, SunGot todiiy—0:02. Meiin temperature—51.5. Proclpltiulon 24 hours (7 a.m. to t n.m,)—.28. Proclpllfttlon Jnn. 1 to dftto—1VW, This Date Lait Year Maximum yimtordfty— M. Minimum this mornluH—W. 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