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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •OK DOMWAHT NtWWAPKR OT NORTWAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 307 Btytheville Courier BlythevUle Daily Newt 6lyttwvill« Herald Mississippi V»lley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Eden Offers Middle East Peace Help Says England Still Ready to Aid Settlement LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Eden says his government still stands ready to help negotiate a Palestine peace settlement although his earlier offer has been rejected by Israel. Eden told the House of Commons ' last night his recent declaration that Britain is willing to mediate jn any peace talks was made without consulting either the Israeli or Arab governments. "I took the opportunity of advising both sides that if they want peace they must take some compromise between the positions they have taken up," he said. "I did not attempt to lay down where and how that compromise should be found, nor do I propose to do so now." Turned Down Offer Israel turned down the previous offer on grounds it would mean a contraction of the Jewish state. Response from the Arab nations generally has been favorable. Eden's broad proposal of Nov. 9 suggested settlement might be reached somewhere between the U.N. proposals of 1947 envisaging the creation of separate Jewish and Arab states in the territory that formerly comprised Palestine, and the 1949 armistice settlement, allowing the Israelis to hold some war-won territory beyond those the U.N. proposed for her. Response from Israeli leaders emphasized that all the Arab countries rejected the U.N. plan for a Palestine settlement in 1941 when the Jews were ready to accept It. Crltlctaed By Laborltes Eden's approach was criticized by several Laborite lawmakers who backed Israel's contention thus such a comprolse would reduce the Jewish state's territory. "The only hope of a settlement IE an abandonment of the threat of force and some attempt to talk to each other," Eden replied. "These countries will not talk to other direct and the only hope is lor other countries to do some of that for them." The Prime Minister said he did not want to bind the United States to every word of his previous biter but added: "The United States and ourselves are in very close agreement in this difficult business." Informed quarters said Eden— at least at this time—does not have in mind a full-scale peace conference betweei Vsrael and the Arab countries with Britain serving a.s a mediator. The ysaid he is thinking more of nn exchange of views through the British and U.S. governments, the procedure used in settling the Italy-Yugoslavia dispute over Trieste. BAFB to Join In Seal Drive BIytheville Air Force Base will get Into the act in Mississippi County's Christmas Seal sales campaign. Thursday and Friday next week, volunteers will sell tuberculosis sea's at the base dining hall from 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Tentative plans have been made to provide brief varfety show en- tei\nlnm?nt during the sales. The Kev. E_- H. Hall is to be m E'er of ceremonies with sinking an'1 dancing numbers by several school-r .72 boys and girls from Blviheville and area. Miss Vcra Goodrich is in charge of volunteers who during the drive. will sell seals World War I Vets Meet State Commander of World War I Veterans will meet with local members to install new officers at 2 p.m. Svindr.y. Meeting will be held at the Hut it 2 p.m. Nesro members will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at Caston Funeral Home to install their officers. moitdatt <M PakitiM «• pirn) I»M. U.N. urgtd partition: an Arak itato, i '«i»* «•>•. State of ltf«l proclaimed in Tel Am May U, 194*. U 1949, lirotl btcame 59tfc IMIMOW of United Noli Jordan announces annexation of Arabian Paleitine, April 21, 1950. capital of Israel on Jan. When Britain's mandate for raIts- tine expired in 1948, war broke out between Arabs and Jews. The U.N. stepped in to mediate, finally brought end of armed conflict and an armiitice was signed in 1949. A. U.N. "armistice line" between Israel and Arab Palestine was set, but this i tie If brought renewed friction. There followed sporadic armed outbreaks, especially around the Gaza area. Number of these has incrcoted in recent months, culminating in the year's heaviest battle in the El Auja-Nizano demilitarized zone. AujO'Nizano aemtlitor ized zone. Israels Stormy 6 Years- Map highlights the key events in the short life of the state of Israel, There has been fighting between Israelis and Arabs during most of that time, even despite the U. N. armistice, which Is still technically in force. Arabs charge new large-scale fighting is start of Israelis' preventive war. Bipartisan Approach Asked on Farm Problem Senator John L. McClellan Wednesday called for a bipartisan approach to the nation's serious agriculture problem. He saw no solution either in 90 percent of parity or the flexible parity program. McClellan spoke before an overflow Plantation Room crowd at Hotel • Noble where Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions held their annual joint pre-Thanksglving meeting. The senior Senator explained that "This isn't an election year for Pemiscoi Court Releases Men Judge Finds Island Is Legally Part Of Tennessee CARUTHERSVTLLE — Fifteen charges of gambling with nice have been dismissed by Magistrate Sam Corbett Sr. because the cases wers not under the jurisdiction of his court. Attorney John Powlkes of Caruthersville told Corbett of a 1934 ruling ot the Arkansas State Supreme Court which in effect established part of island 20 as property ot the State of Tennessee. Before floods of the early 1910s Ross Island, near the Missouri shore at Cottonwood Point, and Fitzmour- ice Island, near Tennessee land, were separated by the Mississippi River The floods caused a change, putting the river sudden between Fitzmourice Island and the Tennessee shore. The drastic change resulted in the joining of Fitzmourice and Ross Islands. Can WalK It Since then, change of the current has permited Ross Island to become adjacent to Missouri land to permit a person presently to walk from CottcmVood Point, Mo., to Ross Island and then Fitzmourice Island part of the State of Tennessee. me," before coming out with forthright statements on a number of foreign and domestic issues. No Tax Cuts "There should be adjustments in the tax program, but I think we should forget about general tax reductions," he stated, saying that problems ol defense and various upcoming domestic expenditures such as the proposed new highway system may lead to some heavy financial obligations. Agriculture, McClellan asserted, is the only weak spot in the nation's otherwise-booming economy. "Tills problem must be put above partisan considerations. Members of both parties must join with agricultural leaders in seeking a workable and equitable farm program," he said. In regard to highways, McClellan said Congress "is cerlain to ftnd a middle ground of agreement and approve a big highway construction program. I favor a pay-as-we- go program. But we must build new highways, in any event." No More TVA In regard to public power, the Senator said "I have no regrets for having supported every program designed for the power development of the Tennessee Valley. "But now, we have fully developed this area. We are not committed to continue to supply more power for the Tennessee Valley area. "Now, I want to see the government interest itself in developing recreation, conservation and navi gation benefits. "I will oppose any move to continue to build power plants in the Tennessee Valley," Comments on Tour Senator McClellan closed his 45- minute address by commenting on his tour of the Middle-East, which he said looms as one of the rea danger points in the world today. "Our defense In this area h three principal weak spots—Italy Turkey and Greece. We must finr up foot-soldier power in the Mid' die-East in order to protect our all bases now under construction there see MCCLELLAN on Page 7 if. if. * the rivers of Arkansas . . not only for the power such development will produce, but for the flood control, Huff man Youth Struck by Car A two-year-old Huffman boy, who was struck as he ran in front of a The 15 Mi:souri men \vere arrest- car yesterday, is undergoing x-ray ed Nov. 13, the same day 21 other examination at BIytheville Hos- men \vcrs accused of gambling near ^ll&l today. SVc^le. Eighteen of the other men "Resting well" after the accident have pleaded guilty and received j s Richard Henry Green, son of Mr. fines of £25 each. Three haven't yet a nd Mrs. Dick Green, been arrested. i He and his gra rtdmother started F"^ across a road at 11 a.m. The child The 15 freed by the Magistrate wa s struck when he dashed ahead Court ruling were Joe Pierce, Ma:<jof her into the path of the car. James, Roy Robinson, Red Gordon, ( When brought into the hospital, Charlie Eranham, Louis Hall. Clar-; he was suffering from multiple ence Boyd, Herb Clark, Julius Coo-j contusions and lacerations about the mer, Merl Johnson, Max Thomason, head, face and shoulders. Arthur Inman, James Weaver, Bus- • The driver of the car was not cited See COURT on Pajte 7 ' by the sheriff's office. ICC Orders End to Travel Segregation WASHINGTON W> — The Interstate Commerce Commission today ordered an end to racial segregation on Interstate trains and passenger buses. It ruled too that segregation of Interstate travelers in public waiting rooms Is unlawful. The commission. In year* past has gone along with the theory that separate accommodations for the races met the requirements of the Interstate Commerce act, so long as they are equal. But it said in today's rulings: "UnreMonnble" "The disadvantage to a traveler who Is assigned accommodations or facilities so designated « to Imply his Inherent Inferiority solely because of his race must be regarded under preaent conditions ai unreasonable. "A)w, he It entitled to be free e< tnnoyMCM, tome pttty and some substantial, which almost inevitably accompany segregation even though the rail carriers, as most of the defendants have done here, sincerely try to provide both races with equally convenient and comfortable rooms." cars and waiting The ICC returned Its findings in two separate cases. One was initiated by the National Assn. ' for the Advancement of Colored People against 13 railroads, operating principally In .the South. The other ca'se was brought before the commission by Sarah Keys, New York City beautician. She charged that while serving as 11 WAC In 1052, she w«s refused further transportation by the Carolina Coach Co. of Rnlelgh, N. C., when she refused a driver's de mand that she move to the .back of Ui* biu *t Roanok* Rapids, If. C. One Dissent The orders in these cases outlawing segregation drew one dissent. Commissioner J. Monroe Johnson of South Carolina, one of the 11 members, asserted: "It is my opinion that the commission should not undertake to anticipate the (Supreme) Court and Itself become a pioneer in the sociological field." Commissioner Everett Hulchjn son of Texas wns announced as "necessarily absent" and not par- tlclpatlng. Commissioner Richard P. I 'itch' ell of Iowa did not take part in the bus proceeding. The ICC took note that the Supreme Court asserted in Its historic public school ruling of May 19S4 that "the policy of separating the ffe« SEGREGATION on rafe 7 Senator Didn't Get That Ride "The only real disappointment of the entire trip was the fact that I didn't get to ride in the plush Air Force plane." Sen. John L. McClellan was wryly commenting on the widely- publicized Incident Which occurred earlier this fall when newspaper broke the story that the Air Force was spending some $20,000 just to get McClellan back from Europe. Speaking here Wednesday, McClellan said. "I heard the Air Force was planning some sort of a special flight to bring me back from Europe and wondered why in the world they were doing it ... if they were. "But when the newspapers got hold ot the story and the Defense Department evidently tried to make me the butt of the incident, my Irish rose," McClellan then allowed thai he probably Isn't too popular in the Defense Department, anyway. "I was in on the Army-McCarthy hearings, ihe Peress investigation, the Talbott probe and other matters which proved embarrassing to the Defense Department. All these things Hashed through my mind when I became aware of the publicity being given the incident," the Senator stated. He said he really didn't know if the move was calculated to make him uncomfortable or not. "It occurred to me, though, that it might. I don't have any idea why the plane was sent." Kefauver Blasts GOP On D-Y Issue Administration Charged with Selfish Interest By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) says the repudiated Dixon-Yates power Weather contract "is merely one stance" of what he terms senhower administration concern for "the selfish interests of private power lobbies." , Promising a continuing Senate investigation. Kefauver said last night the government's decision to pay no damages on the canceled contract will not slacken the public vs. private power battle. Kefauver is chairma nof a Senate Antimonopoly subcommittee which heard testimony that bulked large In a government decision to regard the contract as invalid. ,- "Conflict of Interest That decision was announced Wednesday by the Atomic Energy Commission. It held that the contract, which it signed at the direction of President Eisenhower, involved a "conflict of interest." The Dixon-Yates group disputed this, saying It would challenge the action In court. In taking credit for the AEC decision, Kefauver and other Democrats made it clear they look on the Dixon-Yates matter as a potent political issue. , Democratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler put out a statement yesterday terming the AEC's action welcome "although overdue," and adding: "Will the administration that called the Democratic exposure of the Dixon-Yates deal a 'smear 1 now come forward with quick and determined prosecution of the now admitted wrongdoing within the inner circle of the administration?" In framing the AEC decision. Chief Counsel William Mitchell raised the question whether "material violations of the law and public policy" were involved. Wenzell Is Key At Issue was the role played in contract negotiations by Adolphe Wenzell, a New York financier Wenzell was part-time to the Budget Bureau while the First Boston Corp. — of which he was senior vice president — was acting as financial jdviser for P* Dixon-Yates interests. Under the terms of (he contract, private power from a proposed 107- mllHon-dblUr plant at West Memphis, Art., would have been fed into the Tennessee Valley Authority system to replace TVA-[jenerat- AEC instal- UN Drops Algerian Issue from Agenda *¥¥* # # * * End of French Boycott Seen UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The U. N. Political Committee agreed unanimously today to drop the controversial Algerian problem from the 1955 agenda of the General Assembly. This was expected to end the French boycott which began Sept. 30. NORTHEAST .ARKANSAS—Pair this afternoon, tonight and Satur- lay; somewhat warmer this .afternoon. High this afternoon low 50s; low tonight ta mid 30s. MISSOURI — Generally fair through Saturday; warmer west and north Saturday; low tonight 25 •32; high Saturday 45-50 east to 5055 west. Maximum Wcdiu-sday—70. Minimum Tliursdny—20. Maximum yesterday—48. Minimum tills mornInR-33. Sunrise tomorrow—6:44. Sunset todny—4:M. Mean temperature—40.S. PreclpllnUon 24 hours (7 A.m. to 1 p.m.)—none. Precipitation-.Inn. 1 to date—47.64. TMt D»l< l'"t Year Maximum yesterday—58. Minimum ttili mornliiR— 32, Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.74. The 60-nation committee acted quickly niter India's V. 1 K. Krishna Menon proposed that there should be no further discussion of the issue at this session and that the Assembly would no longer be "seized" of the problem. This means the item tu.s been dropped: The Assembly was scheduled to meet at Noon to ratify the proposal. Informed quarters said France had agreed in advance to accept this formula. Prance walked out of the Assembly Sept. 30 after a 28-27 vote to debate Algerian nationalists' fight for independence from France. The Asian-African bloc supported the nationalists. The French maintain Algeria is a part of metropolitan France, making the issue a domestic problem and outside U.N. jurisdiction. An Arab spokesman said the Asian-Arab group did not now intend, "an appeasement of the French." Won't Press Issue "It is up to them to come back or- not," -he said. "But in Algeria, Morocco, negotiations are under way. We do not wish to prejudice these negotiations, and so we will not press the issue." On another touchy question — the admission of 18 applicants to the U.N. this year — the United States appeared to have relaxed its adamant opposition to Communist Outer Mongolia. Western source said the Americans now realize such friends as Italy, Japan, Spain — all among the 18 applicants involved — would blame the United States if its opposition to the central Asian satellite stalled the membership package deal. To Use Veto The Soviets huvc said veto all the non-Communist candidates unless the five Communist countries — Albania, Bulgaria Hungary, Romania and Outer Mongolia — got in. The Western '" formant said the United States still would abstain in the vote on all the Reds, but was about ready to let Canada and others line up sufficient ballots to admit all 18 governments. Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. previously had questioned Outer Mongolia's right Twelve Draw Stiff Sentences for Riot In Soviet Province MOSCOW (AP) — Stiff prison sentences have been given 12 persons for starting a riot at a football game in Armenia. Veteran Western observers say ed electricity used by ations. Eisenhower ordered Hie contract, i canceled last July after the city I could not gyr the necessary See KEFAUVEK on Pa B e 7 ' See U.N. on I'ase 7 to be considered stn(e and was said independent to believe it in a- VOD WINNER — Jack Thompson, m, (left) son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Thompson, Jr., 309 Willow Road, looks at the letter naming him winner of Blytheville's Voice of Democracy contest. With him is Bill Stovall, chairman of the contest sponsored annually by the Blylheville Jaycees. Jack will receive a $25 U. S. Savings bond and a chance at the state contest. A tape recording of his speech has been sent to Little Rock for entry in the state event. Second place award of $10 cash went to Delores Prultt and third place of S5 was won by Charles Abbott. Forty BIytheville High School students entered the contest. (Courier News Photo) BAFB Jet Pilots Return To Operation Sagebrush Members of the 164th bomb squadron, assigned permanently to BIytheville Air Force Base as part of the 461st bomb wing, tactical, returned to a field "somewhere in i the Southwestern United States" today. They had been resting here since Tuesday during a breathing spell In Operation Sagebrush, Joint Air Force-Army maneuvers In Arkansas and Louisiana. Other members of the 461st wing, here on temporary duty from Hill AFB, Utah, deployed to advanced "aggressor" bases. The BIytheville unit Is being employed against the "U, S. Forces" In the maneuvers. • New phase will continue until Dec. 6, when the battle portion will be concluded. The linnl phase includes crltque and re-deployment of units. The 764th will return here by Dec. IS at the latest, according to BAFB publicity. Col. Thomas R. Ford, wing commander, -said final statistics on phases of the "war" are not available. Newspaper accounts, he said, have Indicated the damage result; obtained by the B57B night Intruder jets. In a Thanksgiving message, he praised his men for the outstanding work done during aggressive operations. TO CHICAGO — Reba Pierce, of Burdette, will collect her prize as the state 4-H club winner in gardening tomorrow when she leaves for the national 4-H Club Cotjgjcss in Chicago, She Won the trip alter" six years spent in 4-H work. She is a student of Burdette Junior High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pierce. Miss Pierce will return from Chicago Dec. 3. (Cuurier News Photo) Slayer Is Hunted by Police A Negro man who left his wife to live with another \voman in John'.'; alley rooming house was stabbed Wednesday by his girl IriE-nd ami bled to death as lie staggered down the street. Dead upon arrival of police was Charlie Smith, 58, stabbed in the chest and bleeding profusely from a .severed artery. Police are looking for Nellie Robinson, about 43, described by witnesses as Smith's girl friend and the woman who stabbed him after "a violent argument." According to the landlady, known Lo police as "Cookie," the two ar- ued in a room shortly after noon Wednesday. "Cookie" told them lo leave the house and shortly afterward, Smith staggered from the room, limped into the alley and sprawled, bleeding, at the base of a tree. Coroner E. M. Holt said Smith's wife, Mary, .identified the body today at Howard's Funeral Home. She said Smith left her for the Robinson woman after the couple moved from a farm to town. Smith had been working for a local garage, she said. Police said a witness told them that the Robinson woman lived "in fear of the man" and that the witness claimed the stabbing would have been in self defense. Western the severit;- of the sentences, ranging up to 25 years, indicated political motivation in the rioting smoldering discontent in the •irea. The 12 were tried by the Armenian Supreme Court. They were charged with fomenting the riot Oct. 12 after a disputed decision by a referee at Yerevan, capital of the Armenian Soviet Republic. Trial Unusual Observers pointed out that in addition to the length of the sentences, it was extremely unusual for defendants in such cases to appear befor< the Supreme Court and for the case to be publicized. The riot and court action were reported in the Yerevan newspaper ' Communist, which was received here. The newspaper said "groups of hooligans and criminals using dissatisfaction of a part of the crowd at the result of the game started riots." It said attempts were made to lynch the referee, spectators and militiamen were stoned and the "riot was accompanied by violence and resistance to the representatives of authority.". Criminal Element Nine of the 12 persrms sentenced "were from the criminal element of the population who had been in court before and released," the newspaper added. Four persons were sentenced to 25 years in prison, one to 20 years, two to 15 years, three to 10 years, one to 2 years and one to 1 year. Six persons were executed recently in Armenia's neighboring republic 01 Georgia for counterrevolutionary activities and 3,000 persons were expelled from the Georgian Republic Communist party. Keiser Student Wins $25 Award Bonnie Mills, of Keiser High School, has been 'yarded $25 in a Lion Oil Co. essay contest on good citizenship. She was among hundreds entering from a contest zone composed of Arkansas, and parts of Louisiana and Texas. Fifteen students received merit awards of $25. The winning SI,000 essay was written by an Earle, Ark., girl. Also receiving $25 was Miss Mills' teacher-sponsor. Mrs. J. T. Polk, of Keiser. Since the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund wn established in 1950, a total of 1,414 students, teachers and schools over the nation have received awards 01 more than $123,000. In Municipal Court Burde!ie School i Head to Meeting L. H. Atltry, state representative from Mississippi Comity I'.ttcl Burdette Superintendent of Schools, will take pan in the White House Conference on Education Nov. 28 through Dt'r. 1. He was invited to the Washington, D. C., meeting by President Eisenhower and is one .of 15 persons who will atlend from Arkansas. Ho will participate in the national meeting on schools, similar to conferences called by governors of the states during the past year. The meetings were held in re- 1 to the Present's call for "the most thorough, widespread i and concerted study the American i people have ever made of their ' educational problems." Frank Lnndrum is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court Dec. 3 to answer charges of driving while Intoxicated as (in outgrowth of a collision at Lake and Cherry yesterday. Driver of the other car, who was not cited by police, was Barbara Hodge. She and Jo Ann Willams were slightly injured in the accident. Landrum is free on $200 bond. On a charge of driving while intoxicated, Samuel Qnrner was fined $100, costs snd 'sentenced to 24 hours In Jail. His driver's license wns suspended for one year and the fine was suspended during good behavior. Judge Contest Mrs. Sybil Noble, Toler Buchanan and Mrs. Bernice Allen were in Kcmiett today to serve as judges in the Missouri Maid of Cotton contest. . . Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell accompanied the trio to the Dunklln County city. C124s Grounded TOKYO Ifl — Far East Air Forco headquarters today grounded all Its C1S4 troop-carrying Qlobemnster planes pending Investigation of the crash of one on Iwo Jlma Sunday which killed 19.

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