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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI— NO. 804 Slytheville Courier Blytheville Daily-Newt Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THt DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF ITOBTHgAST ARKANSAS AlfD aOBTOEAaT MM6OPM BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 195S TWENTY PAGES incept Sunday Published Dally SINGLE COPT riVB CENTS Cold War Battle Is Shaping Up Long-Term Propaganda Fight Seen By WILLIAM L. AP Foreign Newt Analyst Amid efforts of both sides to keep the Geneva spirit breathing a crucial cold war battle is shaping up. It is a long-term propaganda battle between two ways of life—to be foughl with political, economic and cultural weapons. A reconstructed Communist In ternational Comitern will wage the fight for the Soviet Union. The Comintern program is based or the premise of a military and dip lomatic standoff between the tw. power blocs. The end of the Gene va conference in complete failure was the signal for the Red cam paign to get up steam. All this seems clear from recen statements of Soviet and satellite propaganda outlets. The campaign appears to have three major fa cets: "Unity of the Letts'" 1 A drive to increase Communis influence in all so-called colonia and backward areas. 2 A stepped-up drive among th working classes in all countries. I is from the working classes tha the Communist-dominated Worl Federation of Trade TJnion: (WFTU) whose directorate pro vides a new Comintern llnkmi Moscow to parties throughout th world. 3. A drive for "unity of th left." The Communists in countrie like France, Germany and Japa will attempt to woo the far-let elements ol Socialist parties a united front to increase Commi nist power and influence parliaments. Pravda, the Communist party newspaper in Moscow, underscored this program in Its review of prospects of communism at the time of the recent celebration of the Russian Revolution anniversary. The program was elaborated further in statements elsewhere, particularly in France, whose Red party is a bellwether for Western Communists. Rally Cry While the "peace partisan" movement will be stepped up to demand retention of the "spirit of Geneva," the Communist parties th WAI.KINGEST MAN — Dick Cook, 46, of Midland, Mich., is pictured as he paused along U. S. 61, en route to the Florida Keys. He's walked through 48 states and covered almost 25,000. miles since April Pood's Day, 1951, when he began his unusual journey. Cook said he is a former building contractor who's "just walking for my health." He sleeps in the trailer and prepares his own meals. Sometimes he stops to work a day or two before continuing. He passed through Blytheville sometime Saturday (Photo by Sanders) Baghdad Pact Nations Open Meeting Today By ALLAN JACKS BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — The first meeting of the five-nation Baghdad defense alliance — called to plan mutual defense against Communist aggression — opened today with an Iraq In United Nations: will keep in mind the recent rallying cry of Pravda: "Our century is the century of the victorious march of communism." Pravda told the Communists this meant continued "strengthening of the might of the Soviet Union and its defense capacities and trainig of Soviet people in a spirit of vigilance toward the machinations ot the enemies of peace." The article directed Communists elsewhere to "quicken the pace of the national liberation movement in the colonies and the actlvization of the struggle of the working class for its rights in capitalist countries." pledge to aid any Arab state threatened by Israel. Premier Nuri Said brought the•<. Arab-Israeli feud Into the meeting in his speech oi welcome to British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan and the Premiers of Iran, Turkey and Pakistan. Iraq, Nuri Said declared, "will not hesitate to use its resources f-r the assistance of any Arab state subjected to Israeli aggression in accordance with Us obligation under the treaty of collective defense and economic cooperation between the states of the Arab League." Opposed by Eftyp' The Baghdad Pact was completed last month with the adherence of Ivan, the only other Arab League member of the five-nation alliance. Egyptian opposition has kept other Arab nations out of the Western- backed lineup. Referring to the Arab opposition to the alliance, the Iraqi Premier expressed hope that "the day will come when the brother Arab states will realize the great benefits which they have reaped from the existence of the Baghdad Pact." The United States last week announced its "military and political liaison" with the pact. Seats were kept vacant at the conference table for U. S. Ambassador W. J. U of A Shortage To Be Discussed FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. UV— reported $5,000 shortage in University of Arkansas funds will be discussed tomorrow at a meeting of Dr John T. Caldwell, university president, and Legislative Auditor Orvel M. Johnson. Caldwell, in a statement yesterday, denied reports that a shortage existed in "cash funds" of the un' vevsity. Their term "cash funds" i used to designate revenues collected by state institutions from fees and other sources and not specifically appointed by the Legislature. "The reported discrepancy." Caldwell said, "is in the records of a relatively small bank account from which expenditures of an im. mediate urgency are made. While it is referred to as a petty cash account, It has no direct relation with the university's so-called cash funds." US and Soviet at Odds On Remaining Issues By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y, (AP) — The United Nation ., „... 10th General Assembly went into its fourth quarter today with tic but comfortable lodge to w the United Stales and Soviet Russia squared off on all re-'^ankim D. Roosevelt sta.ted Ike and NSC Talk Defense Plans Today President Goes To Camp David For Meeting By ED CREAOH GETTYSBURG (AP) — Pres- dent Eisenhower motors to ^amp David, in the smpw-cov- ered Catoctin mountains, today for an expanded meeting of the National Security Coun- C j] _ the first time he has met with the nation's top defense banning group since before lis Sept. 24 heart attack. The President arranged to make .he 22-mile drive with Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Col. Andrew Ooodpaster, White House staff secretary. The White House s Dulles had some CIA matters take UP with the President route. Most of the regular members ol the security council, including Vice President Nixon, were flying from Washington to Camp David by Soviet Chiefs Blast West In India Talks By HAROLD K. MILKS NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Soviet chiefs Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchef opened a double-barreled attack on the West in the Indian Parliament today. They told the more than 700 members, in the presence of Prime Minister Nehru, that Russia was united with India in an "unending battle for peace." » Both criticized the West maining major issues. helicopter. So were a number of other officials invited to the ses sion , including Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and Harold E Stassen, Eisenhower's special as sistant on disarmament affairs. NSC members who also are heads of government departments were remaining overnight at Camp David for a Cabinet meeting tomorrow. Met by Reporters Sharing the President's cabin with Eisenhower were Nixon. Secretary of State Dulles and- the President's doctor, Ma). Gen. Howard M. Snyder. Eisenhower drove from his farm home to his offices in the Post Office building al 9:45 a. m. His arrival was observed by small group made up entirely reporters and cameramen. Gettysburg appeared to be taking in stride the President's daily visits to his office. The chief executive, motoring to the council meeting, will remain overnight at Camp David, the rus- to which go- Roosevelt called it Shangri-ln. ing for seclusion during World Wai County Gins Turn Out 113,000 Bales Mississippi County ginned a whopping 113,000 bales during the month of October. That's a figure many farmers and ginners believe may be some, sort of county record. Farmer Is Shot n Leach vi lie Hadley Robins Wounded in Jaw + Three working weeks remain in ^ s defense policy comes under review in the light of (1) the fail- LEACHVILLE — Leachville fanner A well-known was shot in a scuffle with the proprietor of Cur- Gallman and Adnl. John H. Cassa-| | ey - s pl ace just across the Missouri the scheduled 12-week session. Still to come are a 'ull-scale disarmament debate, passed to the Assembly after the Big Four for- eien ministers' failure to agree at Geneva last week, -and a debate to break the membership deadlock. The Assembly is In the middle of disputes also over Korea, Palestine refugees, charter revision, economic aid for underdeveloped countries, and election of the lib to take as observers following trie voting of a formal invitation to them. Forming a link in a non-Communist security system that virtually circles the world, the pact brings together Turkey, Iraq. Iran and Pakistan along the Soviet Union's southern border from the Himalayas to the Black Sea Through Turkey, it connects with the North Atlantic Treaty Organ ization to the west, and to the east, through Pakistan, with the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. The meeting is expected to last two days. New Packerd Is Seen Today With push - button transmission and a 20 percent increase in fuel economy, the 1956 Packard went on display today at Chamblin Sales Co. here. Available in hardtop, convertible and sedan models, the new Packards reveal a more stately appearance. The company points out that an all-aluminum encasement eliminates 95 pounds of dead weight and makes Packard's Oltramatic the lightest and most versatile automatic transmission in the nation. Power plants are 310 h.p. and 290 h.p. V-8 engines with 10 to 1 compression ratios. state line north of Leachville Saturday night, according to Dunklin County Deputy Sheriff Baymnod Scott. Wounded by a pistol shot in the left jaw was Hadley Robins, Sr., 46, who was listed in "satisfactory condition" this morning by St. Bernard Hospital officials at Jonesboro. Scott said the shooting took place at the home ol Ralph Atkinson, operator of Curley's, and was described by Atkinson as an accident. The incident was described as follows by Scott: Robins had been at Curley's during the evening but had left. Some time later Atkinson's wife came to the establishment from their home which is near by and told Atkinson someone was prowling around the house. Atkinson said he went to the house with a .32 caliber pistol, found Robins on a porch and began scuffling with him. He said he hit the man in the head with the gun and it accidentally discharged. Scott was continuing the investigation this morning, but said no charges had been filed in the incident. Eighteen Caruthersville Men Face Gambling Trial CARUTHERSVILLE been set Wednesday In Tr'* 1 nas Pemiscot County Magistrate Court for 18 men charged with gambling with dice. was dismissed against another man. The remaining 18 are .to appear before Judge Sam Corbett. Twenty-two were arrested at the old Hangar building at the airport south of Steele Sunday of last week and 15 men were arrested later the same afternoon on Ross Island near Cottt>nwood Point. ,_,,,, Fifteen men arrested on the island were Joe Pierce, Max Leon James, R w. Robinson, Red Oordin, Charlie Brnnham, touts Hall, Herb Clark, Julius Coomer, Merl Johnson, Max Thompson, Clarence Boyd, Arthur Inman, James Weaver, John Smiln Hid Buiter Richardson. They ire expected to enter pleas ot not f ulllr «4 tbca *Mk to prov* that the island is on the Tennessee side of the Mississippi and that Missouri authorities have no Jurisdiction In the matter. Three persons arrested at Steele who are scheduled to, appear are H. W. May, L. M. Butler .and Senon Calderine. The state dismissed charges against O. L. McBroom. Others arrested at the airport pleaded guilty and were lined. They were Lloyd Booker, Garcia Candelocls, Dee Cauley, Otis Fowler, Norman Green, Dcloy Heathr cock, C. L. Miller, K. W. Nichols, Nat Nunnery, Tino Perez, Reyes Romires, Ventura Sanchez, James Stewart, L. N. Stewart, Leonard Townsend, Willie Tyler, Carl Vernon and Vernon Wright. The raids were conducted by Sheriff John Hosier and Deputies Clyde Orton, Albert (Spud) Walker and WMley Mayo. Winds Damage Boats in Harbor NEWPORT, R. I. W — Six destroyers were damaged, three launches and a 60-foot barge were last adrift and a pile-driver was sunk yesterday when snowy winds with gusts up to 50 miles an hour swept across Newport harbor. Navy officials reported that the hulls of the destroyers F. T. Berry, Harwood, Burkley and Benner were damaged when the wind and waves caused them to bump together while they were tied up at the station's new four - million - dollar concrete pier. Minor damage was reported done to the destroyers Larson and Lloyd Thomas, also tied up the pier. Bomb in Garden OJAI, Calif. (#>)—L. W. Trimmer went digging In his garden and hit a bomb. Fortunately his shovel didn't touch the triggering device of the 20-Inch naval practice explosive. Police theorized that the bomb had fallen from a plane and embedded Itself In the earth. A demolition •quad removed It. member for 1958. of the Security Council Hope for Vot« The Assembly scheduled another plenary session today in hopes it could come to a vote on the charter review issue. The Soviet bloc argues that no nonference to overhaul the basic law of the U.N. is necessary. The United States, yielding on an earlier stand that the charter should be revised to modify the big power veto in the Security Council, is pu-hing a revised resolution cnll- „ for a committee of all 60 U. N. members to study where and when such a conference might be held. It would report back in two years. The question of admission of 18 applicants remained weekend. on Soviet insistence Mongolia be included for U.N. membership deadlocked over the A Big Pour luncheon meeting Saturday at the Soviet Embassy here failed to provide agreement that Outer in a membership package deal Resumes Today Debate on aid for Palestine refugees resumes this afternoon in the Special Political Committee. The Soviet Union was expected, as Poland had done, to join lire Arab group in demanding repatriation by Israel of more than one million Palestine Arab refugees. The United States proposes that U.N. relief aid continue 10 the refugees until contemplated irrigation projects can open up lands lor several hundred thousand. There still was no visible pro- tress toward breaking the deadlock on the Security Council elections. The United States, after a record 21 ballots, has been unable to get the Philippines elected over Soviet - backed Yugoslavia. The U.N. has not scheduled another voting session. of the Geneva foreign See IKE on Page 9 The Rev. Webb Dies Saturday, Burial Today Services for the Rev. Joseph Allan Webb. 74. who died in Blytheville Hospital Saturday afternoon after a week's illness, were held this morning at the First Methodist Church. He served 51 years in the minister}' and was well "known in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. The Rev. Mr. Webb was born near Ripley. Tenn. He was educated at Asbury College, Kentucky, and married Miss Clara Alford, of Ripley, in 1907. He began his first pastorship in 1899 at Hammond. La. From there he went to Texas, Missouri and Kansas. Stabbing Victim Is Improving •William (Shorty) Robeson, 56, a 216-pound, five-foot-five carpenter from Manila, was in county jail today, his court fate awaiting the outcome of a knife attack Saturday night on A. L. (Jack) Jones, 38, a route 2 farmer. At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Robeson and Jones became involved in an argument outside Campbell's Pool Room on Main street, sheriff's officers said. Words exchanged and suddenly Jones was stabbed "several times" in the left side. Robeson. according to poUcc. had fled the scene upon their arrival. Jones was taken to Chickasawba Hospital, bleeding profusely. + According to Department of Commerce figures covering gmnings to Nov. 1, there have been 180,703 bales ginned in the county this year. See Record Department of Commerce's Oct. 1 report showed only 67,129 bales had been turned out by Missco's gins up until that time. A casual check of cotton men revealed that most believe the 113,000 figure set a record for ginnings in one month in the county. One man said he could remember no other month when ginnings exceeded about 80.000. Above 1854 Last year at the Nov. 1 date, the county had turned out 171,080 bales. Total production on the 1954 crop was 210,000. Many observers figure that mark may be reached by the 1955 crop in spite of an acreage reduction. As of Nov. 1, Pemiscot Countj had ginned 87,182 bales. At tha time last year, the Southeast Mis souri County had ginned 99,18 bales. Police said they doubted he would live. The hospital dispatched him immediately to Baptist Hosiptal, Memphis, for surgery. There, Jones strengthened and early today doctors reported his condition was "satisfactory." Deputies and the state police were tipped that Robeson was seen at Musgrave Bar, southeast of town. They arrested the man and booked him" at county jail on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Dep"- uties said the charge was "technical" depending on whether Jones recovers. When arrested, the accused had no knife on his person, deputies said. In Municipal Court driving while under the in his re "« he moved to fllyihcville where he was a member of the quarterly conference and the St. Louis quarterly conference. He was a Mason and a member of the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs. irement in 1950, ! encc of intoxicating liquor charge against Frank Bruce, a negro, was, her throat, continued until tomorrow in Mum- Leachville Girl Is Shot Accidentally LEACHVILLE — An eight-year old girl was injured when accident ally shot by her brother at theii farm home near here Saturday af ternoon. Sandra Snider, daughter of Mrs Thelma Snider, was listed as in "good condition" this morning a Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Hospital officials said she is no critical arid an operation to remove the bullet will be performed in Un next few days. The child was accidentally strucl by a bullet from a .22,caliber rifli held by her brother, Bryon, 13. a the family farm at Kisner Corner three miles south of Leachville. Details of the accident were un known. The bullet entered the girl's heai behind the left ear and lodged 11 rounds it was "attempting to fol- ow policies based on a position strength. Soviet Premier Bulganin and Communist party First Secretary Khrushchev are here on a good will visit expected to last more han two weeks. At a state banquet .st night, Nehru warned them not > expect that their good will in- asion would lead India into the Communist bloc. Bluntly, he said India was "in no camp and no military alliance." "Policy of Peace" "The foreign policy of the Soviet Jnion is a policy of peace and "riendship between nations/' Bul- janin told the Parliament members, who frequently applauded. "The people of the Soviet Union feel a .deep respect for the Indian government's efforts directed against a policy of creating military aggressive alignments and. lot the defense of collective peace." Khrushchev, who followed Bul- ganin to the microphones, declared 'We cannot close our eyes to the fact that the spirit of Geneva causes indigestion to certain persons. Certain circles in some staets are still trying to follow tha notorious policy of 'from a position of strength,' a policy of threats by atomic weapons which is a disgrace to modern civilization." Leading Topic The prospect of Russian assistance to India's industrial development appeared to be emerging as the leading topic during the Soviet leaders' visit. They brought up the subject for the third day in addresses to a childrens' meeting earlier today. Khrushchev told the children they must help India industrialize rapidly and. increase agricultural production quickly, and that in this they could count on the help of Russian youth. "We old men have got together and now it is for the young boya and girls to continue that friendship for generation after generation," he said. At a private luncheon, informed sources said Nehru and the two Russians discussed economic cooperation, Nehru, in his banquet speech last night said the only camp "we should like to be in is the camp of peace and good will," Soviet Premier Nikolai Buiganin followed with a speech at a state banquet in which he said the Soviet Union has "not lost hopes" as a result of the Big Four foreign ministers' deadlock at their Geneva conference. Russia, Bulganin said, is "certain that in the end the four powers will succeed in solving the problems which face them." Wants to Help The Poviet Premier and Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev are heading a Russian delegation on a state visit to India, Burma and Afghanistan. The Russians banqueted after visiting the Taj Mahal at Agra, where Khrushchev said the Soviet See SOVIET on Page 9 . Survivors include his wife; two, i: cipal Court today. Bruce was held pending a He'was charged with responsibility collision at Ash and First Vatican Verities It: brothers, The Rev. Thomas E. Webb. of Allen, Okla., and F,. L. Webb, of Durant, Miss.; and two sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Craig and Mrs. John Perkins, of Hammond, La. Conducting services was the Rev. Harolg Eggenspergcr assisted by the Rev. H. M. Sanford and the Rev. Marvin Niblack of Steele. Pallbearers were A. O. Hudson, Jack Owen, Frank Douglas, Dr. James Guard, Harvey Morris, and Harry Brooks. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home made arrangements. City Council Meets Tuesday Blytheville's City Council will meet at 8 o'clock tomorrow night, W. I. Malln, city clerk, announced today. The meeting will be the regular November session of the council, which was to meet Nov. 8, municipal election date. $250 for Goodf el lows' 'Basket' Fund Nearly one-quarter of the Good- fellows-Courler News funds to purchase Christmas baskets for the area's needy families was reached Saturday. Goodfellow Paul Mahon reported that nearly $250. has been taken In by the .Ooodfellow booth which was on Main Street during the past two Saturdays. It will remain on the street this week, but will be unattended, Mahon reported. "But I hope that won't stop anyone from contributing," lie stated. Containers to receive contributions are in many downtown stores. Contributions also may be made at the Courier News office. A goal of $1,000 has been set for the fund. Mahon said this amount will prepare baskets for at least 100 families since the purchases are made at wholesale prices. ' The Ooodtellow fund formerly was set up to operate under the Blytheville Community Chest, but, like other former Chest ngcn- clcs. must conduct Us own fundraising program this year. streets at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. His car struck that driven by Paul Morgan. No injuries were received but both cars were slightly damaged. In a state case, James C. Broussard, of G & M produce Co.. forfeited $125 bond on a charge of hauling lor hire without authority. Mike Jennings forfeited S50 bond for failure to have his vehicle properly identified. Louis Pieroni for- Icitcd S125 bond for hauling for hire without authority. Gene Gunn forfeited $50 bond for operating a vehicle for hire without proper authority. A $122.25 bond was forfeited by Donald R. uuvall on a charge ot driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Melvin McOee was arrested on a similar charge and pleaded guilty. He was fined S100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Robert Hudson was cited for an Pope Says He Saw Jesus During Illiness By STAN SW1NTON VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican announced today ^ a ^ Pope. Pins XII saw A vision of Jesus Christ during the crit ; cal moments O f his g rave illness last winter. improper vehicle license and for operating without a. driver's license. He forfeited $19.75 bond on both counts. Former County Resident Killed Mrs. Mary DcLong. 43, who moved from LcachvlHc, Ark., some three weeks ago, was injured fatally in a traffic accident In Alabama Saturday. The Highway Patrol said she was a passenger in an automobile which ran off Highway 82 about five miles west of Centrcville. Mrs. Dclonf? had resided In Leachville for 25 years. The recovery of the desperately ill pontiff began soon after. The announcement was made by Luciano Caslmirl, chief of the Vatican press office, upon authorization of the papal secretariat of state. The secretariat normally would make such statement only with the personal authorization of the Pope. Casimiri told newsmen that they could state that "responsible Vatican circles" confirm the report of the vision published last week In Qggi (Today), the largest Italian weekly magazine. At Bedside Oggi said that on Dec. 2, 1954, when the Pope's illness from a gastric disturbance reached a climax, he began reciting the prayer "Anl- ma Christ! (Soul of Christ)." When he came to the Invocation "In horae mortis mea, voca me (In the hour of my death, call me)." the Pope saw "the sweet person of Jesus Christ at his bedside," said the magazine. "In that moment," said the magazine, "the Holy Father believed that the teacher came to call him to himself, and serenely answer- Ing to the call, he continued the prayer; 'Jube me venire ad Te (Order me to come to Yen).' Jesus, however, did not come to take him, but to console him and give him the certainty that his hour had not yet come." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer. High this afternoon low 70s; low tonight low to mid 40s. MISSOURI: Generally fair thi» afternoon and tonight; warmer this afternoon and over north portion tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy with occasional showers likely west portion by evening; low tonight 40 northeast to around 50 southwest; high Tuesday 70-75. Maximum Sftturday—47. Minimum Sunday—26. Mnxlnuim yesterday—57. Minimum this morning—34. Sunrise tomorrow—6:40. Sunset totlny—4:52. Mean temperature—45.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 «.m, to T p.m.)—.77. Precipitation J«n. 1 to date—4«,94. This D«tt l.aft Year Maximum yesterday— 58. Minimum this morning—34. rreclplutlou Ju. 1 to dtU—U.K.

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