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BLYTHEVILLE GOURIER^TEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 204 BlythevIU* Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Senate Extends Lobby Inquiry Until March 31 By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted today to extend until March 31 the life of its four-member special committee named to investigate -a-$2^60-campaign contriUutioii offered Sen. Francis Case (R-SD) during the gas bill debate. Action was by with no debate. voice vote and ien. George (D- Oa) has explained that the committee needed extra time to draft its report. The original deadline was March 1. Then it was extended until March 10. In today's vote, the Senate also doubled the funds given the committee, increasing them from ?10,000 to $20,000. The group conducted more extensive hearings than it originally planned, and costs of printing the hearing record -will be greater than anticipated. Dispute Over Rules The extension also may afford more time for efforts by Democratic and Republican leaders to , resolve a dispute over rules '' among members of ' the eight- member special committee named to conduct a broad lobbying investigation. Democratic Leader • Lyndon B. Johnston of Texas, said yesterday it seemed inappropriate to him for two select committees to be operating at the same time in the Same field. Thu« there might be restraint on the eight-member group not to get started until the George committee expires. In effect, its assignment is to take up where the George committee leaves off in looking into any efforts to influence senators' votes. Room For Ne;. :tlatlons matter of an agreement between the Democratic and Republican members of the lobbying committee. Republican Leader Knowland of California, said he thinks there is "ample room" for negotiation of an agreement. Other Republican senators also took the view that no unbreakable deadlock had- been created . by OOP insistence on what Sen. Bridges (R-NH) colled "dual responsibility, dual control and dual authority" with the Democrats in directing the inquiry Bridges, senior Republican on the committee, said he had been in touch with Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) and that indications were a meeting of the group would be held during the day to try to reach agreement. Hasn't Had Chance Gore said he hadn't had a chance to confer with his fellow FBI Nabs 2nd Suspect in Big Bank Robbery NEW YORK (in — The FBI announced today that a second man has been arrested in connection with the spectacular $188,000 rob- beryv of a suburban Westchester Covmty bank. The second man was identified as Angelo P. John, a race-horse owner and trainer of White Plains, N. Y. James J. Kelly, special agent in the charge of the New York FBI office, said John is being held in $10,000 bail on a charge of withholding Information and furnishing false information to authorities John was the -man who was grilled yesterday by federal 'agents, the FPBI said. Arthur L. Paisner, 38, has been arrested as the lone bandit who looted the" branch bank at Port Chester. Democrats on the committee and didn't know how soon a meeting could be arranged. The eight-member committee is equally divided between Democrats and Republicans and so far its projected $350,000 Investigation has been stalled by a party-line wrangle over rules. of procedure. Gore carried the dispute to the See PROBE on Page 12 SCnool CONSTRUCTION STARTS — Construction of Blytheville's new elementary school on South 16th Street was well under way this week and the School Board prepared to launch the sec- ond phase of the school building program. Bids on a nearly identical building in northeast Blytheville will be opened on March 20. (Courier News Photo) Administration Makes Major Changes in Disarmament Policy Dulles in India For Talks With Nehru Today LiHlc Hope Held For Improving Relations with US By EUGENE LEVIN NEW DELHI, India (.«—Sece- tary of Slate Dulles arrived in India's capital today amid hopes his talks with Prime Minister Nehru would bolster sagging Indian-American relations. But few expecte'd any major change in either country's policy would result. Observers Were' apprehensive that Dulles' role In the recent SEATO ndorsmnt of Pakistan's demand for a U.N. plebiscite in the bitterly disputed state of Kashmir would have a damaging effect on the talks. However, Indian resentment.aft- er the SEATO action appeared subsiding somewhat. Dulles flew here from Karachi, where with the other seven foreign ministers of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) nations he agreed the future of Kashmir should be settled by U.N. plebiscite or direct negotiations b e t w e'e n Pakistan — SEATO member — and India. India has steadUy opposed the plebiscite Dulles, ' never popular in India, was the main target of Indian papers. They viewed him as the prime mover for SEATO's Kashmir statement. On Us Aid Informed sources stressed that the Dulles-Nehru talks would emphasize noncontrovesial ways to improve • American-Indian relations, with probably only passing reference to such continuing points of discord as SEATO, For mosa and arms aid to Pakistan The sources said Nehru and Dulles probably would concen trate on areas of agreement, -particularly American aid to India They speculated that this might include a joint revaluation of. the aid program to make the United States a greater partner in India's five-year plan starting second April 1. Fake Kidnap Story Gets Girls Jail Terms INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — Four Newton, Iowa, high school students, who concocted a story of being kid- haped, were given jail sentences today by'a judge who told them they "appear to be very spoiled little girls." Quiet and appearing to be in deep thought, the four pleaded guilty- before Judge Walter McVey Jr., to charges of disturbing the peace and were sentenced to 30 days In the coupty Jail here. One wiped her «ye«. • .' Before lenience was pronounced, County Atty. Tom Crossan told the court that if the question of a pa- rote arises he would recommend that It be taken under advisement "Tor is few days." U WM Cottlj • "Several thousand dollars wu spent because of the foolishness of these girl* and mote than $JOO In telephone bills alone were made on calls to Newton and other pUce«," he said. . • After pualnc sentence, Judge McVey Mid: " "in view of the «wiou»ne»i ot the offeiww, I »m wit aolng to MMlder t p«role •« tt* "m«- . • Th« fir* Ui«n were returned to The girls were not represented by counsel. Each entered her plea separately. Three of their parents were in the courtroom — Mrs. George Denman, Mrs. Edward Jensma and Homer L. Davis. Mrs. Damman cried during the proceedings. On Impute One of the girls, Judy Damman, 17, explained that they decided on an impulse Wednesday to drive the 32 miles from Newton to DCS Molnes Instead of going to their after- school job*. . v "When we got to Des Molnes we were afraid to go home, to we just kept driving," she said. They fabricated the kidnaping story >s they traveled, she added. Ten miles northeast of here early yesterday the girls called officers from a larmhoua* and M.ld two men had kidnaped them In Newton and forced them to drive south. The girU Mid they escaped from the raw ky drivliw tbt MI M» a ditib. New Program Should Be More Favorable to Reds By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration has drastically revised U. S. disarmament policy to meet what officials conceive to be the needs of the hydrogen bomb age. Presidential Asst, Harold Stassen told a news conference yesterday he believes thi new program will be more acceptable to Russia than wap President Eisenhower's "open skies" plan for mutual aerial inspection of the two big powers when it stood alone. In this respect, Stassen made clear, the United States has modified its position from that which drew Soviet criticism after It was presented by Eisenhower at the summit conference last July...,,.,-, Reducing Stockpiles Stassen will fly to London tomorrow to coordinate new U. S. disarmament proposals With representatives of Britain, France and Canada in advance of a new round of negotiations with the Soviet Union there March 19 The new policy, elements of which have been disclosed at various times, abandons the idea that, substantial cuts in military man-1 power must be a primary aim of; any effective disarmament agree-' ment. It concentrates instead on bringing under control nuclear weapons cutting back, such things —A-bombs and H-bombs—and on bombers and missiles. Stassen said it also offers method i'or reducing existing stock piles of atomic explosives even though the administration holds that it is impossible to police adequately agreements to reduce them, The formula provides for contributing atomic materials to ar international atomic pool for peaceful purposes. Thus, even though the Unitec States .and Russia did not know the exact size of each other's nuclear stocks, each would know how much was withdrawn and therefore the amount by which existing stockpiles were being cut back. In tetter Eisenhower sketched main elements of the out new the program in a letter to Soviet Premier See DISARMAMENT on Page 12 Glubb Tells Britain: Go Easy in Jordan LONDON (AP) — Jordan's ousted British military chief warned Britain today not to let his dismissal provoke a get- tough policy toward the strategic Middle East kingdom. He said that might drive Jordan into the arms of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria. LEADS TOASTMASTERS— Elbert Johnson last night was elected president of Blytheville Toastmaster's Club 120*. Other officers named were Rudy Vrska, executive vice president; Wallace Smith, educational vice president; Steve Stephensen, secretary; Carl Wlcklund.. treasurer; and Bill Hrabovsky, sergeant at arms. Each candidate gave a campaign speech In hli own behalf. NunntoHead Negro Scouters Dr. K. H. Nunn last- night was named chairman of Mississippi County's Negro division of Boy Scout* of America, Vice chairman la W. S. Barabln of Osceoln. Next meeting of the group Is April 12 at Osceola's Ronen- » Lt. Gen John Bagot Glubb ' headed Jordan's Arab Legion until young King Hussein fired him last week. Meanwhile, th e government cihefs of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria went into the fourth day of their summit conference in Cairo, pormising that an important announcement would be made. They were expected to offer formally to replace the British subsidy of some 30 million dollars a year which has been supporting the Arab Legion. "Serious Error" In a letter to the Times of London, Glubb told the British government It would "be a serious political error to get tough with Jordan at this stage." Britain pulled 15 of its top officers out of Jordan after King Hussein fired Glubb. Members of Parliament also urged that the subsidy to the Arab Legion be cut off. Glubb warned that to cut off the money "would either destroy Jordan or force the King into the arms of friends who would almost certainly ruin him." Could Prove Ruinous Glubb opined that Hussein might have been influenced by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, who "have made no secret of their desire for my removal." Such an alliance, he said, could prove ruinous • to Jordan. He said the Egyptian revolutionary government is "Ideologically opposed to monarchy" and Saudi Arabia's ruler is "an hereditary enemy" of Hussein's Hashemite family. Cake Delivered PASADENA, Calif. W)-Po!lce Chief Clarence H. Morris received a letter from. Mrs. Mabel Switzcr, Flint, Mich,, saying, "will you please see that my slater receives a nice surprise cake for her birthday." Five dollars was enclosed. Yesterday Morris obligingly delivered » to MM. JoMpbio* Jtwttt, U. Algerians Strike In Paris; Police Ring Assembly Action Comes as Debate on Algeria Issue Is Resumed By GODFREY ANDERSON PARIS (/Pi — Plying squads of mobile police ringed the French National Assembly today as debate resumed on measures to enrj the revolt in Algeria. Algerian nationalists in Paris staged 'protest strikes and flocked by thousands to the center of the city. The Left Bank of the Sein, Where the Assembly is located — resembled an armed camp. Secur ity troops were bunched to prevent any march on Parliament. Police Nearby A crowd of about 3,000 Algerians assembled at the Moselm mosque, about a mile from the Assembly, to listen to nationalist speakers. There were no police at the mosque but the nearby area was thick with them Premier Buy Mollet's request for strong and special powers to curb the 16-month-old Algerain revolt will be put to a confidence Vote by the Assembly after the debate, scheduled to end today. Eight North Africans who approached the Assembly building- two on foot and six in a taxi- were taken in custody by police Heavy Industries The strike call sent out by Algerian nationalists affected mainly heavy industries in the Paris area, although there Were reports of Algerians stopping work in other cities. Docks, metal factories, chemical works, gasoline depots, food distributing agencies and several automobile factories, including the big Citroen plant, were effected by the strike. Large numbers of Algerians also are employed in the coal and steel regions in northern and eastern France. French soldiers took over the wholesale distribution of milk in the capital, Algerians. usually handled by JetCroshes Into Pacific TOKYO Wl — A second U. S. Air Force jet pilot went into the Pacific off Okinawa today. An Air Force spokesman said the pilot radioed he was bailing out of his crippled plane. Rescue boats and planes began combing the rea. The Air Force announced meanwhile the search had been stopped for a thuuderjet pilot who disappeared off Okinawa yesterday. In Municipal Court Bonds on two traffic violations and a theft charge were forfeited in Municipal Court this morning. Benjamin Slkules was cited for •ecklws driving. Bond of »36.75 was 'orfelted and an alias warrant was issued by Judge Graham Sudbury. Ida Mae Butler, charged with petty larceny, failed to appear. Her $36.76 bond was forfeited and a warrant Issued for her arrest. Herman McBrlde forfeited 15 bond lot nun* • Rigid Supports Out Of Farm Bill; More Rewriting Is Due By EDWIN G. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — An election-year farm bill already stripped of rigid price supports for cotton,- corn and peanuts faced further rewriting in the Senate today. Democratic proposals to return to higher support levels for wheat and dairy products also were threatened by the 54-41 vote mustered by administration supporters on the initial test. Charges of "deals" and "lobby-* ing" interspersed debate as the senators worked until 10:16 p.m. before recessing in a confused tangle over government payments to corn farmers. They had completed action on only two of more than 70 pending amendments, and appeared un- ikely to reach a final vote before next week. The vote on price supports was a major victory for President Eisenhower, who contended the higher supports would offset any gains from the billion-dollar, soil etaoin etaoin etaoin shrdlu xz , bank proposals also included in the bill. K a n s a a' Republican senators, Carlson and Sehoeppel, voted for the amendment. Democrats Hennings and Symington of Missouri and Fulbright and McCIellan of Arkansas were opposed. Democrats Join GOP Thirteen Democrats joined 41 Republicans in voting down higher supports, with 35 Democrats and 6 Republicans on the other side. For the first time since 1936 not a single senator was absent for the roll call. Ailing Sen. Millikin (R-Colo) arrived in a wheel chair to vote with the admin is tration Eisenhower was described at the White House as "delighted" by the vote, and Secretary of Agriculture Benson said he wanted to "commend the Senate highly." "Eisenhower was" x x highly." ^ Arriving at the White House this morning for a brief conference with Eisenhower in advance of cabinet meeting, Benson called the Senate action "constructive." Asked about lobbying charges made against him by some Congress members, Benson replied that he only goes to the Capitol when Invited. "I don't think that is lobbying," he added. In a letter to Sen. Aiken (R., Vt.), Benson said it "would appear desirable" to fix higher support pvi '.es for cotton this year. Aiken made the letter public yesterday shortly before the vote on price supports. Doubts Report Asked today whether in his opinion the letter won the votes of some cotton states senators for the administration position, Benson replied: "I doubt if it made much, difference one way or the other." Benson predicted that if a farm' bill reaches Eisenhower's desk it will provide for continuing the present system of flexible price' supports. He said he has received reports j —which he doubts—that opponents of the flexible support program may try to keep a bill from re?.ch- ; ing the President this year, "for political purposes." In Chicago, President Charles B. Shuman of the American Farm Bureau Federation said the action if sustained • would increase farmers' markets and help them "earn higher net incomes." But Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) said it "will mean a billion-dollar reduction in t'arm income, if the 90 per cent supports on wheat go out too." He conceded that was likely. The Democrats sought to restore price supports on basic crops at 90 per cent of parity, and to scrap Eisenhower's plan, adopted in 1954, for a flexible system rang- Sce FARM on Page 12 Chamber Official Warns: Inter-Community Competition Now World's Keenest Keenest competition in the world today is that between communities, a U. S. Chamber of Commerce official told more than 100 last night at the Blytheville Chamber's annual banquet meeting at Hotel Noble. ——— — * Speaking was George Reitemeier, of the Chamber's Tulsa District 1 (Southwest U.S.). "In 'Blytheville, I hear people talking about making Northeast Arkansas the best part of the state. Recently I was in Rogers and they, were talking about how Northwest Arkansas is going to be the outstanding sector of Arkansas. . Industry's Wants "In Dallas recently, a Boston in- March of Dimes Total: $11,000 Half to Stay In County, Remainder Goes to Foundation Mississippi County March Dimes clllected $11,035.97, of whicl $5.197.61 has been retained by the local chapter and an equal amoun has been sent to the National Poun dation for Infantile paralysis County Chairman Mason Day announced today. Of that total, $640.75 went for expenses. North Mississippi County . contributed $7,125.36, while the southern part of the county gave $3,910.61. . Breakdowns for North Mississippi County are as follows: Blytheville business solicitations, $575.21; Girl Scouts Blue Crutch sale, $177.51; Hitz and Roxy theatei collections by Red Peppers, $348 Roseland, $33.38; special gifts, $702.45; Eddie Ford collections, $139.61; American Legion road block, $702.94; Blytheville Mothers March, $910.71; Yarbro Mothers march, $265.38; Blytheville KKvanis Club, 0; Cotton Bowl Cafe coffee sale, $12.60; New Liberty community S78.93; Kiwanis Club and DelJ school, $534.89; Leachville, $431.63; Manila, $414.43; School Reports Whistleville community, $76.36; Armorel and Huffman, $228; mail contributions, $374.20; Blytheville coin collectors, $252.98; Elm street school, $50.02; Junior High, $63.35; Central, $12425; Promised Land school, $8.54; Lone Oak school, $9.60; Clear Lake school, 15.40; Sudbury, $115.69; Lange, $84.88; Lost Cane school, $8.48; Robinson, $13.85; Gosnell school $30.59; Number Nine school, $3.50; Clear Lake colored school, $2.75; promised Land colored school, $3.48; Yarbro, $24.42; Calumet, $3.70; Harrison High, S59.- 0; Bondsville school, $15.11; Leachville eelmentary, $67; and Blytheville High Benefit Basketball game, $61.75. Chairman of the BlythevlUe city drive was Joe Ewing. Sponsors Other chairmen and sponsors were Blytheville Mothers inarch, See DIMES on Page 12 Soviet Chiefs to Begin British Tour April 18 By COLIN FROST LONDON (AP) — Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev Will arrive April 18 for their much-discussed trip to Britain. They will stay 10 days, two days longer than was originally planned. The British Foreign office and tho Moscow radio disclosed the arrangements in identical announcements today. Even as the Foreign Office announcement was issued, loudspeaker vans toured London blaring "Keep the- Red Beasts out." The protest was organized by the nonparty League of Empire loyalists, which said it also plans a march on the House of Commons. Bulganin and Khrushchev • will hold'political talks with Prime Minister Eden, be received by Queen Elizabeth n and tour (arms and Iri- dustrlal plants. Neither the Foreign Office nor the Soviet Embassy would say how "B and K"—us the British call them— would travel. But there has been speculation wjr w ui MU up Uu Thfunw Hivtr in a. Russian cruser to be greeted by Eden at Westminster pier, in the shadow of the House of Commons. New Postmaster For Osceola OSCEOLA—Osceola's Post Office gets a new postmaster tomorrow. He's Robert L, (Mike) framing. Nallllng Is a postal veteran of some 23 years' standing. A World War 1 veteran, he has lived In Osceola since 1813 and attended Cumberland and Vnnderbllt. He's married and the father of Mrs. Donald Lutes, Blytheville. and Bobby* Lou Naming, Osceola. dustrialist was saying that he moving South. He said he had narrowed his towns to a list of 30. "Naturally I was anxious to know which town he favored. He said his firm was going over each of the 30 communities in a detailed study. "He pointed out that so much competition for industry that his firm is searching out the town with the best living conditions. "Off-duty hours, he said, constitute an important factor in labor's productivity. 'We want our people to be happy on the job and off it,"" he told me." Work for a beter community must be unceasing, Reitemeier said. Chamber's Purpose "And that is the purpose of a Chamber of Commerce: to continue to be alert for opportunities which., will make your community better." Blytheville Chamber Manager Jada McGuire introduced Reite- • meier. Presiding was Chamber President S. E. Tune, who introduced retiring resident R. M. Logan and other guests. Logan recounted high points of the Chamber's past year, pointing out that Air Force Base reactivaition had been realized during the year and Central Metal Products—top industrial acquisition of recent years —had gotten into operation. Reds Soy West Out to Wreck Arms Parley LONDON (K — the Western Big Pravda accused Three today of plotting to wreck the forthcoming five-power disarmament talks by presenting "joint proposals which will be unacceptable to the Soviet Union." The Soviet Communist party paper, quoted on a Moscow radio broadc ,t, declared, "The Western Powers will then mount a worldwide campaign to accuse the U.S.S.R. of frustrating the cause of disarmament." Pravda's comment contrasted with Premier Bulganin's laudatory comment about President Eisenhower's latest letter on disarmament. Bulganin told newsmen the message, which sought action to control the nuclear threat facing the world, wa* "a very interesting letter and a good one." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, warmer this after- loon, colder tonight and Saturday. High this afternoon mid 60s; low tonight, mid to high 30s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy this afternoon tonight and Saturday; warmer south and east portions this .fternoon and in southeast portion tonight; colder north tonight and over north and central portions Saturday; low tonlgh 15-20 exreme nrhwcst to 40s southeast high Saturday near 40 northwest to OOa southeast. Minimum this morning—37. Maximum yesterday—59, SunrlBQ tomorrow—0:10, Sunset today—6:03. Mean temperature—31.5. Precipitation 24 hour* (7 ».m. to 7 ,m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. I to dato—1S.M. Tnli Date Lait Yt»r Maximum yesterday—43. Minimum this morning—54. 1 M

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