The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1956 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1MB DOMKAMT MBWWA1VR OT NOR1BXMT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MHMOTTM_ YOL. LI—NO. 3W dlytherilM Courier Blyttvevill* D»Uj News Mississippi Valley Le*der Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY CBNT8 McClellan May Head Lobby Probe By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong effort was reported under way today to draft Sen. McClellan D-Ark as chairman of a special Senate committee created to investigate lobbying practices. McClellan, who has a reputation»in the Senate for being tough bur fair in an inquiry, now heads the Senate Investigations subcommittee. He told reporters he does not want the new post and is "loaded to the gills" with other work. But he did not say he would not accept it. Deadlocked • The eight member committee, divided equally between Republicans and Democrats, has been locked in a partisan deadlock over the adoption of the rules under which it would function. Sen. Gore (D-Tenn), originally ticketed to head the inquiry! told the Senate yesterday he was removing himself froni further consideration for the chairmanship. *He said he hoped this would pave the way for an end to the stalemate over rules. He reportedly has become convinced the Republican members would not accept him for the chairmanship. To Probe Gifts • Highly placed sources who declined to be quoted by name disclosed the draft McClellan for the job. The special committee was created to investigate any improper or illegal efforts to influence senators or other government officials through libbying, campaign contributions or other activities Dulles Says No Change in India Policies Needed Assures Indians US Friendship Has Not Changed NEW DELHI W—Secretary of State Dulles said today after discussions .with Prime Minister Nehru of India, that he saw "no occasion for any change In our policies toward each other." Dulles told a news conference he considered those policies basically friendly. He sought to assure Indians that tj. S. military aid to Pakistan would not be used against India. "On India's Side" "India should be confident that Pakistan will not use arms tor aggression against India," Dulles said. "If Pakistan did, its government knows It would mean a quick ending of good relations between the United States and Pakistan. "And the On 1 ted states would be on India's side If the mallei- was brought before the United Nations." Attacks Mmitted Dulles' support earlier this week at the SEATO meeting in Karachi of Pakistan's demand for an immediate plebiscite In the disputed Himalayan state of Kashmir provoked angry outbursts in India. Indi's sharp reaction to the SEATO meeting appeared subsiding today as Nehru and Dulles met again. For the first time in three days, Indian newspapers omitted attacks on SEATO in general and Dulles in particular. House Grouo QKs$933000 For Base Here The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has approved an authorization of $933,000 for construction of operational and training facilities at BIytheville Air Base. Word of the approval was received here today from the office of Rep. E. C. (Took) Gainings, who tat in on the committee hearings. The authorization -is Included i Ihe Armed services construclion bill, HR 8626, yet to receive House and Senate approval. A tolal of «14,352,000 has been previously authorized for the base, $10,«12,000 of which has been let in contracts. The Armed Services Committee will continue hearings on the bill, Qathlnga, said, considering each item «eparately. Formal acllon will be taken at the conclusion of the The proposed legation provides total construction 'amounting to |V 01J,a«,000 In 47 stales and foreign countries. Birth Film CalM OH HOLLYWOOD «l—NBC has decided not to show a Caesarean birthon Monday's "Medic" lelevl. lion program. The network said yesterday the film Is not for family viewing as It Is now put together. NSC said It will consider showing the film fcter after further edit- Southland May Lose Franchise Commission Ordered To Recall Permit LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Southland Racing Corp. was in danger of losing its new race track franchise today before it has a chance ^o turn loose the dogs. Pulaski Chancellor Sam Rorex yesterday ordered the Arkansas Ra.cing Commission to "recall and hold In abeyance" a franchise it granted to Southland eight days ago. Judge Rorex also issued a temporary restraining order,. to prevent the commission from approving racing dates for Southland's new dog track at West. Memphis. The track tentatively. Is scheduled to open its first 40-day race meeting April 16r Meetlnr Today State Revenue Commissioner J. prville Cheney, who. Is ex offlclo secretary of the Racing Commission, said the group would consider Chancellor Rorex's orders at Its meeting today in Hot Springs. Atty. Gen. Toi^ Gentry,' official counsel for the commission in its struggle with Southland, declined to comment on the latest development in the complex cue. Judge Rorex issued his order on a complaint by Riverside Greyhound Club, which contends that it holds the only valid dog racing permit in West Memphis. The club also argues that the franchise granted to Southland violates a state law which forbids the location oi' two tracks within 15 miles of each other. Riverside shut down its track in 1941, and hasn't operated since thai time The grandstand at the plant burned several years ago, and it was learned recently that the club had sold the track location. However, the "continuing" .permit granted to Riverside in 1935 has See SOUTHLAND on Pare I Barksdale Rites to be Tomorrow Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Barksdale, one of Blytheville's earliest residents, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at First Methodist Church. Mrs. Barksdale, born here 75 years ago, died last night at Blythe- vllle Hospital. The Rev. Harold Eggensperger, pastor, and the Rev..S. B. Wllford. former pastor now, of Faragould, will conduct the services. Surviving are three sons, James Barksdale of BIytheville, .William Donoho Barksdale of Ft. Smith and Butler Carney Barksdale of Natchez, Miss.; a brother, George Carney of Potosi, Mo.; and four sisters, Mrs. Vernon Thompson and Mrs. J. C. Hart of Morrllton, Mrs. John B. Walker of BIytheville, and Mrs. Jesse Scroggin of Hanford, Calif, Burial with Cobb Funeral Home in charge will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. Bulganin Favors French Proposal On Disarmament MOSCOW ffi — Soviet; Premier Bulganin say« he thinks France's suggestion to combine President Elsenhower's "open sky" Inspection proposal with other arms plans could serve M the basts for bit power disarmament talks. Bulganin made the remark in a discussion with former Trench President Vincent Auriol at a French Embassy dinner last night. Auriol went over the plan suggested to the five-power U. N. Disarmament subcommittee by Aika Moch last November. Moch proposed a synthesis of. the Elsenhower proposal with other plans, Including a pledge not to use nuclear weapons. Bulganin said he believed the Idea "could serve' as a basis of dls custlon." - •'-.'• Bulganin is expected to lake this position when he replies 16 Frail- dent Elsenhower's latest letter. Els- enhower stresaed the need of con. trail before disarmament begins. He Forgot His Safety Song -For One Tragic Instant Each morning in first grade the clear, sweet voices piped a simple song. "Stop look, listen," the words went, "before you cross the street.' 1 In Burroughs. school at Columbus, Ohio, it was part of learning. These children, getting out into the world for the first time, away from close home supervision, were being taught respect for the dangers of traffic. On a recent morning, the teacher suggested the children draw a picture to Illustrate the song. That of bright, six- year-pld Philip Smith was one of the very, best. He even illustrated the words with a bird on the traffic light wire and. a plane,in the sunny sky. But Fate was preparing an unfathomable tragedy. Two days later Philip forgot the safety, warning in. the song—for one traget Instant: He darted;out from between two parked cars on the way to a friend's house. The driver never saw him. Philip lay dead in the street. His classmates still sing the little song, "Stop, look listen," each morning. They think of Philip. At tragic cost, they have had a demonstration of the truth of these words. Philip Smith McKay Move Seen as GOP Drive to Unseat Sen. Morse By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A surprise decision by Secretary of the Interior McKay to seek the Republican Senate nomination in Oregan has spotlighted a determined GOP drive to unseat Sen. Morse D-Ore. There was more discussion yesterday of Vice President Nixon's chances for renomin- ation but McKay's action clearly was the big attention-getter. Republicans have been spoiling for a shot at Morse since he bolted the GOP in 1952. Though, many think McKay has the best chance of defeating Morse's bid for a third term, his decision drew unusually guarded comment from some GOP members in Oregon. President Eisenhower quickly endorsed McKay's move, however, writing the former Oregon governor that he was "delighted that you are willing to volunteer for continued duty in the public interest." Open to All Wendell Wyatt, Oregon GOP chairman, said, "The Republican primaries are open for all to file." McKay flew to Oregon to file as a candidate one day after conferring with Eisenhower. Both he and Morse are expected to win nomination in the state's May 18 primary. Morse, a frequent and outspoken critic of McKay and the Eisenhower administration, said In Washington he welcomes the Cabinet member's candidacy. The campaign, Morse said, "will clearly draw the issues ( on the giveaway record made by this administration in the field of natural resources." Ike Only Entry The filing period for the Oregon primary closed last night. Elsen- hower is the only presidential entry. With no candidate entered on the Democratic ballot, a write-In contest will determine who gets the votes of Oregon's convention delegation. The question of Nixon's political future drew comments yester- day from two governors and a White House aide. Gov. George M. Leader of Pennsylvania told a Democratic audience at Albuquerque, N., M., that he sees some indications Eisenhower may have "agreed to dump Dick Nixon." However, Presidential Assistant Howard Pyle otld a Chicago convention of wholesale grocers that there is no effort "around the White House to dump" Nixon Nixon. Pyle acknowledged "there are those who want to dump him." But he said Eisenhower "feels that Dick Nixon has the right to make his decision." More Suport More support for Nixon came from Gov. George N. Craig of Indiana. Craicr. ment'oned as See POLITICS on Page 8 Memphis Cab Driver Charged With Robbing Hernando Bank MEMPHIS (AP) — The FBI last night arrested a Memphis cab driver and charged him with robbing the Hernando, Miss., bank last Wednesday. Less than a year ago, the cab driver, 31-year-old Clinton J. McGhee, was hailed as a hero after he braved a nest of water moccasins to save two persons from drowning. FBI Special Agent C, I. Piper said McQhee was picked up at his Memphis residence and ottered no Jap Minister May Meet-En-Lai TOKYO * — Prime Minister Ichiro Hatoyama said 'today he might meet with Red'China's Premier Chou En-lit. under certain circumstances. He also toW Socialist hecklers in the Diet Palltmeht ' he would "like to go" to Pefplng "If I can." Politlcau sources both within the IDet and Hatoyamfi'ft Conservative party expressed belief that H«to- yama's- statements were mere political gestures designed to HP- pease Socialists, v resistance. He was also charged with'taking a stolen vehicle across a state line. The Bank of Memphis, 25 miles south of Memphis, was robbed last Wednesday by .a masked gunman carrying a revolver In one hand and big stick In the other. G«t KM The bandit escaped under gunfire with only $1M after using the stick to slug two customers. A few hours later, his stolen getaway car was found abandoned on a rural road just south of Memphis. McOhee, married and the father of three. children, last summer saved a drowning girl and her would-be rescuer at Arkabutla Lake, MUi. ' Witnesses said McOhee, who Hands t feet 11 and weighs only 134 pounds, knowingly swam by the water moccasins four times In making the double rescue. Balloons Spying, Red China Says TOKYO I* — Red China's Peo< pies Dally said today photographic film taken from "captured U. B. billons" prove the United States Is carrying out military reconnal< ssanoe of China. In and editorial broadcast by Radio Pelplng, the paper >ald the film Included "the topography of the twnnho River area to Hopel Province. Disputed Vote by Nixon Kills Move to Up Wheat Support to 90 Per Cent By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — A tie-breaking vote by Vice President Nixon last night n»- rowly saved the administration's flexible farm price support program on wheat. The 46-45 vote to reject a higher, rigid support level contrasted sharply with the 5441 tally the day before on supports for cotton, com and peanuts. „,.„•.. ; i — : * In addition to Nixon, 34 Eepub- Cyprus Paralyzed By Strike; British Troops in Streets By L. S. CHAKALES NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Thousands of Cypriots walked off their jobs in a paralyzing general strike today in protest against Britain's deportation of Archbishop Makarios HI as a dangerous rebel. French Move To Protect North Africa Interests Paris Riots Prompt Officials to Take Stern New Measures By JOSEPH E. DYNAN PARIS Wl — Violence spilling over from North Africa Into the streets of Paris jolted French officials today to stern new measures for protecting lives and property in seething Tunisia and Alberia. Heavily armed detachments of ' riot police and' mobile guardsmen stood ready to prevent further demonstrations In the capital. In Tunis, where a French mob sacked the U.S. consulate yesterday and attacked offices of two French-language newspapers, police took strong restrictive measures. Troopi Brought In In Algiers, terrorized by fresh attacks government French sources settlements, disclosed a new division of French troops was being brought -in. Against this backdrop, French Premier Guy Mollet faced the National Assembly with demands for emergency powers, including the right to impose martial law on Algeria. The government will cast a vote of confidence on the issue Monday. Support was seen mounting for Mollet's special bill. Many deputies felt powers France . should make necessary reform in Algeria but show a firm hand to the rebels at the same time. The deputies were debating the question when some 10,000 Algerian workers emerged from the Paris MosQue yesterday and began marching on the Assembly itself. 3,000 Arrested Police cordoned off the Assembly building and arrested almost 3,000 persons for questioning after the swirling mob had knifed two French truck drivers and smashed store windows. In Tunis, an angry mob of French residents stormed the U.S. consulate and information office and attempted to wreck the offices Of two Tunisian papers. An American Embassy source in Paris said the mob had acted on "an unfounded rumor that the United States is encouraging North African terrorists." The Paris source added that the attack obviously "was due to Ignorance of the situation." Demonstrators burst Into the American consulate, smashed furniture and office equipment and tore up records and documents. Leaders in the crowd seized the American flag and hurled It into the street. Not Harmed One member of the consulate staff, Georges Mailloux, was In the consulate with his Wife and child when the mob broke In. They were not molested. American Consul General Morris Hughes registered an immediate protest with French' authorities. French High Commissioner Roger Seydoux expressed regret over the incident. Hughes estimated damage to American property at $20,000. In Algeria, terror gripped the French population with news of fresh attacks on French settlements and another mass desertion of Algerian riflemen to the rebels. At one spot, 15 Algerians suddenly turned on their French officers, slew most of them and went over to the nationalists. Officials said some 100 persons had been slain In the past 48 hours In clashes between French troop* end nationalist* Tough British paratroopers patrolled the streets of the Nicosia capital and other centers. They already had faced shotgun and bomb attacks In the night. The government said the strike hit the entire Island Almost all shops and firms in the capital were closed. .In the first, stirrings of violent reaction, terrorists,, fired shotguns at one patrol and hurled bombs at Three men were two others, wounded. The British refused to say immediately where Makarios was taken. Leader of Drive . The Greek Orthodox primate on this British colony in the, eastern Mediterranean, was the leader of the Greek ' prlot drive for Independence and eventual union with Greece. The capital ol Nicosia seemed stunned in the first hours at word that the British had whisked their spiritual leader and three of his lieutenants in a giant Royal Air Force Hastings transport. Church bells tolled. Shopkeepers rolled down their shutters. Reaction abroad was swift. Greece recalled its ambassador to London and complained to the United Nations. Political leaders In Greece called the action "astounding . . . brutal." In, Athens, students stormed through the streets. Riot squads were rushed to guard the British Embassy. In London, opponents of Prime Minister Eden denounced tie deportation as "an act of folly . . . madness." The British governor of Cyprus, Field Marshal Sir John Harding, said he ordered the archbishop into exile under emergency regulations "in the Interest of promoting peace, order and good government " Homes Searched Harding said the archbishop "now is so far committed to use of violence for political ends that he either cannot or will not abandon It." Troops searched the homes of Makarios and his aides. "We hope See CYPRUS on Page 8 licans and 11 Democrats supported the administration stand, while 11 Republicans and 34 Democrats voted against it. The Nixon tally knocked out a special system of rigid price supports proposed for "quality milling what" and set off an angry parliamentary row that lasted for hours Sen. Gore (D-Tenn), who challenged decisions of Nixon and the Senate parliamentarian on the vice president's right, to vote, In this particular parliamentary situation, promised to continue . his battle Monday. Only 90 Votes The Senate uproar over the wheat vote came after Senate clerks made a mistake and .announced defeat of the higher supports by a. 46-45 .margin. Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) managed to get Sen. Green (D-RI), who had voted against high wheat supports, to switch his vote. But a recheck showed only 90 votes cast with the actual tally then a 45-45. tie. Nixon broke it by voting to knock .out the higher wheat supports. The action, If sustained by the House, would leave the support price on wheat at the $1.81 a bushel fixed for this year's crop instead of raising It to about $2.26. Gore tried .to get agreement for a new vote on the issue Monday, but was blocked by Senate Republican Leader Kno'wland of California. A switch in votes by a number of Republican senators from western wheat states caused the changed lineup • from Thursday's 64-41 vote on other crops. Two Price System Still In the complicated bill was, a special two-price system for rice. An effort to, strip this from' the measure may reach a vote Monday. Much of the time yesterday was spent hammering out a compromise to let corn belt farmers and producers of competitive livestock feed grains participate In the soil bank program. As finally accepted, it would fix the minimum corn allotment this year .at 51 million acres. Farmers in the commercial corn belt could share In soil bank payments and price supports by staying within their share of this allotment and agreeing to put land equal to 15 per cent of their allotment—but not necessarily corn land—In the soil bank program. The soil bank plan—a part of the bill—would provide payments to farmers who agree to cut production of crops already in surplus. Included in the compromise was a proposal to let oats, barley, rye and grain sorghum producers also participate in the soil bank and price supports. Unlike See corn, the feed grain FARM on Page 8 City's Unions Join Fight on Poll Taxes Members of Blytheville's labor unions this week set about campaigning for abolition of Arkansas' poll tax and expanded workmen's compensation benefits. Action on the issues was taken at-:, a Northeast Arkansas district meeting here earlier in the week. Organized labor in the state will attempt to get ft constitutional amendment on the November general election ballot which would do away with the II tax requirement for voting. 28,900 Needed Spokesmen for the unions said 28,500 signatures are needed over the state. The group Is also seeking to have workman's compensation payments raised from $26 per week to W5 per week. Action also will be taken to raise the current $8,000 total coverage for death or total disability to $12,000. Stop* were taken at the joint session to set up a Liberal and Trade Council, on which all locals In BIy- theville will be represented. Speaking »t the meeting were BIU Kimberling, of the state United Auto Workers office in Little Rock; Ed Stone »nd Henry Woods, both of Little Rock, and Lloyd Qrady, of the national UAW office. To Bftis WorU VATICAN crmfl — Pope : Plus XII will bless the world tomorrow In a highlight of Ihe solemn celebration here of his «0th birthday «nd the ITth annlver«ary ot his coron«tk>c. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy and mild this afternoon, showers and local thunderstorms tonight. Sunday cloudy to partly cloudy, turning much colder. High this afternoon, low to mid 60's low tonight, low 40's. MISSOURI — Cold wave warning northwest portion; increasing cloudiness, mild and windy this afternoon; strong shifting winds and turning much colder tonight reaching cold wave proportions northwesl by Sunday morning; temperatures falling to near 10 a- bovc northwest to 30s extreme northwest to 30s extreme southeast Sunday morning; scattered showers and thunderstorms south and east portions this evening; Sunday decreasing cloudiness, cold and windy high temperatures 25-30 to near 40 southeast. Minimum thU morning—M. Maximum yMt«rd»y— M. Sunrlae tomorrow—fl:V7. Sunset today—8:03. Monn temperature—51.S. ProclpltnUon 24 hours (7 »,m. to T ft,m.)—none. Preclpltntlon Jan. 1 to dtto—15.M. Thin r»t< Uit Yeir Mftxlmum y«Bt*rd»y~W. Minimum thin mornthR—W. Pieclpltfttlon J*n. 1 to d»t«—7.H.

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