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Thursday, March 15, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE'COURIER NEWS TBZ DOMINANT NEWSPAPMl OT HORTSMAW: ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO, 299 ftythevills Courier Blytheville Dally Mewi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1956 TWENTY PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS British Press Clampdown On Weary Cyprus By L. g. CHAKALES NICOSIA, .Cyprus (AP) -^ British authorities pressed their clampdown on strife-torn Cyprus today as a genera strike protesting Ihe' ouster~of Archbishop Makarios went into its fourth day.i The British, striving to put a tight lid on the smoldering island arrested : a close friend of Makarios. Abbot Chryssostomos head of the wealthy Kykkos Monastery, was whisked off to an unknown destination! Makarlos,'leader of the Cypriot movement for union with Greece, began his religious career at Kyk- kos. Ike monastery financed his Clerks, Judges Are Named For School Election Mississippi County's Election Commission today released names of Election clerks and judges for Saturday'! school election. Blytheville voter* will vote at the City Hall. '' There are no board member races In the Blythertlle district. • Dyeas (At school house) Judges: J. C. Allen, R. E. Blaylock, Bobby Brister; alternates, A. B. Burleson, Kolan Cannester, Ray Cash: Clerks: J; R. Cox, R.-W. Daniel; alternates, J. J. Rakestraw, Alva Taff, GoineH (At Hughes Gin) Judges: Audy Bevlll, J. C. Bright, M. E. Cook; alternates, J. M. Trankum, Wylle Glover, John Hocott; Clerks: W. E. Lott, Jr., C. L. Lucius; alternates, George Maxwell and E, A. Rice. Etowah (West Ridge store) Judges: E. S. Wildy, R. H. Wll- molh Jr., J. H. Lunaford; alternates, A, C. Spellings, Jimmie Meadows,, jiBikJff,;S.-. Cookerham;; Clerks: B. S. Jackson and J. B. Sharp; alternates, M. W. Cridley And Sam' Creecy. OsceoU (Court House) Judges: Carroll Watson, Jayne White and Omar Green; alternates, Dick Prewitt, Nathan Weinberg and Mrs. J. C. Buchanan; Clerks: Malcolm Levenstein and Charles Wyglll; alternates, Dorothy Wood •nd W. P. Hale. (Cromers Store) Judges:~Rlchard Cromer, Ernest Reese, and C. J. Lawrance HI; alternates, .Maurice Lynch, Henry Medlin and H. A. Nicholson; Clerks: James.Elslander and A. C. Duclos; alternates, E. H. Burns and Powell Hale. . Keiser (Ke8er Supply Co.) Judges: J. K. Childs, H. M. Brock and Harold Cook; alternates, A. M. Parker, E. H. Stover and Billy Victory; Clerks: Charles Robinson and O. F. Hall; alternates, Mrs/- Monroe Montgomery and Mrs. James Bowles. Armorel f Armorel Implement Co.) Judges: J. E. Regenojd, Arthur Vance and H. V. Mitchusson alternates, John Hardesty, L. F. Graves and Thomas Harshman; Clerks: J. C. Ellis Jr. and Robert Gray; alternates: R. W. Nichols and Louis Tlllman.. Wilson (Wilson Tavern) Judges: Tom Crain, Ed Beal and W. M. Burns; alternates, Benton Garrett, J. B. Ennis 'and Calvin Harris; Clerks: Alfred Cissell and Olive Crain; alternates, C. H. Buchanan and Mrs. Maury' Humphrey. (Whitton Store) Judges: L. P. Nicholson, Frank B. Dean and T. M. McClendon; alternates, Prank Allread and C. R. Banks; Clerks: John Eubanks and C. L. Denton Jr.; alternates, J. R. Forrester and John Krech. • Burdette (Burdette Store) Judges: C. F. Tompkins, Tom C&llls and W. E. Thornton; alternates, Charley Lutes, Ira Koonce and W. A. Nash; "Clerks: Ruth Hale and Mrs. Hollls Jumper; alternates, S. Gpff and S. H; Bevill. BiyilMTille (City Hall) Judges; J. W. Steinslek, Farris McCalla and Ray Price; alternates, Percy Wright, George Wlggs and Charles Brogdon; Clerks: Max Harrison and J. E. Stevenson; alternates, Raymond Bomar and W. O. Chamblln, Tcrbn (E. B. Gee Gin) Judges: Herbert Mulllns, Ernest French and Milton Bunch; alternates, Hlldred Bunch, George Dll- lahunty and A. C. Hatley; Clerks: Mrs. W. N.' Orr and Calvin Hol- llnsworth; alternates, H e r m a D Matthews and Beec« Moore. Bctaklcy (Homer's Store) Judgei: Louis 'Baugher, Stanley rreight«nburg>iid DonaU yeachj alternate!, M. t. Vastblnder, dene Bradfarrjr and JUdo V • a c h ; Clerks: J, f; Homer and R. N. Uwls; klttrMM, L*o n*n mi •M SUCTION « rit* « education here and abroad. More Vioenoe Scattered v i olence sputtered again across the 'island. Gunmen wounded two policemen in Nicosia the island capital where a British police sergeant was .killed 24 hours earlier. Two other police men were shot at, but their assail ant missed. He was nabbed. The new violence came on the heels of Prime Minister Eden's pledge to restore order in Cyprus before making concessions to the islanders. . • ' Eden was bolstered by a 317' 252 vote of confidence-in the House .of Commons last night after making clear his government intended to keep control over the Mediterranean island colony which is Britain's last bastion In the Middle East. British troops and police sealec off with barbed wire a block of downtown Nicosia where the police sergeant was killed yesterday. .The British made a thorough search for "a secret hideout for arms and possible terrorists" in the region,' where nine British servicemen have been killed by backers of the union-with-Greece movement since last August. Child Shot was stonng mltary. vehcles .was In Lanarca a .7-year-old Greek Cypriot who with other children was storming military vehicles was shot and killed. : The general strike paralyzed the island's business. Only a few Turkish shops remained open. Eden told Commons yesterday that Britain: had faced a choice of exiling "Makarios, or abdicating British authority. He said .loss of Cyprus would weaken Western defenses from the Mediterranean to the Persian Qulf and menace Britain's oil supply. Eden made no reference to American criticism, of his Cyprus policy, which caused.a stir in.the British. press. But he made, clear to both "critics abroad and Laborite opposition at home he intends to stand by his policies. •. He said the exiled archbishop nojj only refused to restrain the terrorists, but "by his silence he was taken to approve assassination and murder." The archbishop, spiritual and political leader of 400,000 Greek- speaking . Cypriots, was ousted from Cyprus with three aides last week. They arrived yesterday at their place of exile—the remote Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. Labor critics, led by left-winger Aneurin Bevan, argued in .the Commons debate that Eden's government should have.made new efforts, to continue negotiations with Makarios. Eden replied his government had done all it could to establish self-government on Cyprus, but that the archbishop continually made fresh demands. He said.he concluded "the archbishop would only in the end agree to terms which gave him virtual control of the Island." HAPPENS EVERT SPRING — Members of Blytheville's Kiwanis Club rolled out of their 'beds earlier than usual today so they could-pull KP duty ; at the club's annual pancake breakfast, which began at 8 a.m. Hundreds of citizens changed their breakfast schedules to help the club's fund for underprivileged children. (Courier News Photo) US Taking New Look At .Mid- EastPolicy By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower has provided,fresh evidence that i)is administration is taking a critical new look at the whole range of its Arab-Israeli policies. He told a news conference yesterday that neither he nor Secretary of State Dulles had ever said "that we would not furnish arms to Israel." But he added that "we were hoping for a better solution." House Group OK's $27.8 Million For Antipolio Program By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — The House-Appropriations Committee today recommended a new. allotment of $27,800,000 ;o finance antipolio .programs administered by the states. * His use of the past tense re- ne%ed speculation that eventually the ^administration may decide to let the Israelis buy at least part of the 63 million dollars worth of weapons which they are seeking. The Israelis submitted, the request In November, saying they want to offset- the purchase of Soviet bloc arms by Egypt. It was learned that the requesl is under active study now after being* '-on the shelf for months while Eisenhowe and I>ulles emphasized a policy of avoiding an arms race with the Soviets in the Middle East. No Actual Change State Department .officials said (hat until now;there has been- no ' It also' approved, subject to House action "next week,"185 mil- Fuibright Wants M.dre Tax Relief For Small Firms WASHINGTON (IP) — Sen. Fui- bright D-Ark urged Congress today to vote additional tax relief to small businesses. Fuibright offered as an amendment to a House-approved bill to extend present corporation and excise tax rates a proposal which he said would be of great benefit to corporations with annual . earnings of $225,000 and under. At present, Fuibright said in remarks prepared for the Senate, cor- )orations are subject to an income ax of 30 per cent on their net earnings above $25,000. His amendment would reverse -the percentages -Mhat .is, tax all corporations 22 ser cent of their net income plus a surtax of 30 per cent on earnings over $26,000. lion .dollars for .Veterans', readjust "nient benefits, 25 millions for pay ments to school, districts wher population has been boosted b federal, activities, and $9,900,000 for construction of schools In sucl districts. .. ' These were among the majo recommendations in an omnlbu $795,743,823 supplemental appro priation bill to finance miscellan eous activities during the curren fiscal year ending June 30. The total was $40,196,100 less than President had re quested. The biggest cut was $15, 351,500 lopped from the $129,041,500 requested for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. For Satellite! The bill includes 26 million dollars for : scientific work in connection with the International Geophysical Year .This program Includes plans to send a man-made satellite around. the 'world within the next two years. The $34,900,000 recommended for payments to the school districts was the entire.amount requested. So were the $27,800,000 for grants to states to pay for polio vaccinations and the 185 millions for veterans' training benefits.- A large chunk, $266,711,471, of the bill's total was to meet federa pay raises voted last year by Congress but not financed in last year's appropriations bills. Other allotments included 30 million dollars to pay operating subsidies, to ship operators; 100 millions to reimburse states for the government's share of the cost of highway construction projects and 3 millions for forest highway work: 47 millions for grants to j states for public assistance; $200,000 for expenses of the special commission studying government security programs; $56,000 to start work on « war memorial on Corregidor Island; three millions for construction of the Jefferson National Memorial in St. Louis, and $300,000 for expenses of special House committees. Annie Is Surprised Mra. Annabel Fill, Mississippi County health nurse, was surprised, but pleasantly, yesterday when Blythevllie's Klwanli Club honored her for a quarter century of service to Mississippi County. Above .'she's shown as Dr. A. M. Washburn, of the Arkansas Health Department, prefaces the award with a few remarks on "Annie's'.' Mlflew work la Uw county. "I know ot no one who is at hoMitly and ilncerely and effectively dolnf their job: She gives a reassuring pat on the back to the community and its children," Dr. Waahburn, a former resident, said. Washbum presented her with k certificate from Oov. Faubus and Health Department and Klwanli President. Jimmy Richardson gav* her a pea and peu*U Mt.M behalf M Hie eluk. <C***t«r News Pk»+t) Two Enter Steele Mayor's Race Two candidates are now filed In the mayor's race. Larry Gammeter, owner of Hudson Cleaners, has filed as has A. J. Shelton, who is now serving as alderman in Ward 1. Elton Oogglni is the second candidate: to file In Ward 2 for alderman, J. R. Ktnningham had previously filed for re-election. In ward 3, Wayne Flsk has filed as R candidate for alderman. Floyd Smith, present alderman In this ward, has not filed tor re-election. Stronger Fritndthip NEW YORK un — Italian President Giovanni Qroncht says his visit to this country ''has confirmed my deep conviction thnt friendship with the United States must be strengthened and m*ln- talned In all Its aspects" through the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- isation, aroncht toft by plane yes- Mnhy tar Mi .actual ctiarige'in American policy on' the Middle- East.' It 'was learned last weekend, however that' "the United States is restudy ing relations with Egypt In the light of Cairo's increasingly strong anti-Israeli moves. The United States reportedly has not been averse to Egypt's Arab bloc 'leadership but has hoped it would stress the possibilities of peace rather than emphasizing Arab enmity toward Israel. . . • Trie New York Times in a dispatch from Washington reported that the United States is drawing up proposals for a watchdog U.N. commission to rove through Israel and the Arab states. The Times said the commission would alert the Security Council to any threat of war or aggression In the Middle East and recommend action to maintain or restore peace. The U.N. set up such a commission in Greece in 1947 when that nation was threatened by Communist guerrillas supported by her Soviet bloc neighbors. Lost Cone Tops '54 RC Goal The Lost Cane Community Red Cross Campaign's solicitation has been completed, it was reported today, by Mrs. Donald Veach, chairman. More than $36 was collected, an ncrease of 44 per cent over last year's contributions. Assisting in the soliciting were Mrs. Willis Stutts, Mrs. J. R. Dobbs, Mrs. otto Bradberry Mrs. Cliford Veach and Mrs. Gene Workman. The Chickasawba Chapter announced that its advance gifts now imounted to $5,413.50. The. amount is $518 in excess of the collections made last year on this date. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Most- iy cloudy with occasional rain and scattered thundmhowers this afternoon and tonight Friday partly cloudy and continued rather cold with shower! possibly continuing Friday. High thla afternoon mid to high 40e, low tonight low to mid 301. ' ,. • MISSOURI: snow spreading over north and west-central portions and rain elsewhere this afternoon; rain or mow southeast and snow elsewhere 'tonight ending west portion by morning and east portion Friday forenoon; partly cloudy cast Mday; wanner northwest Friday; nw tonight lower 90s northwest to 3te,aoutheut;hlgh Friday generally n40i.", . • . Minimum thin mornlni—37. Maximum J«tl«rd»y—H. SunrtH, tomorrow—4:10. SunMt todar—(1:07. MMn tcmpenturt—40.1. Pnclpltttlon 24 ho.n (7 >.m. to 7 .m.)—nono. : RMlpltntlon Jin, 1 to d«t»—17.W. Till! D«tr Lilt Yl.r MMImnm ymt«nlRy— 99, • MWmVim thll mornlni—»4. iia*. I Tempers Boil Over Farm Bill Senate Facing Another Hour Session Today 1 ,• By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) •— Leaders ordered another 12-hour Senate session today on the controversial farm bill with tempers of some lawmakers already above the boiling point. Pending was one of the hottest controversies of the omnibus election year bill — a decision on the mthod of determining parity, which is the price level fixed by law as fair, to farmers in relation to their costs. Crops are supported at a per-* • centage of parity, so its level determines government price supports on wheat, corn and other BULLETIN WASHINGTON (*l — The administration lost a major farm bill battle by one vote today when the Senate approved, 45-14, use of 9. dual parity system in computing crop price supports. major crops. A new formula for computing parity became effective this year It raised the level for some crops them corn and wheat. But the. Senate Agriculture parity" provision into the bill This would allow farmers to use either the old or the new, parity system—whichever was higher— in determining the level of price supports. It could mean more than 10 cents a bushel on the wheat crop of nearly a billion bushels and somewhat less per bushel on the corn crop that sometimes is above three billion bushels. See: Veto Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), chief spokes- proposals, teamed up with Sen- atords Anderson (D-NM), Holland (D-Fla) and Williams (R-Del) in an. effort to beat this and retain only the new parity formula. "I'm not optimistic," Aiken said in an. interview. "I don't think the opposition is smart in tryng to get a veto, but they ,think they are." Aiken', during one of severa orrid' ; verl>al exchanges yesterday, cautioned that the Senate was loading the farm measure with provisions that Presiden Eisenhower would have to veto. Sen.» Young (R-ND), who has been bucking the administration's flexible price supports, said In a separate interview: "The" administration does have the votes to knock out dual parity and is looking for a compromise." $1.91 a Bushel He said this might be a proposal would provide a wheat support by Sen. Schoeppel (H-Kan) which price this year of about $1.91 a bushel instead of the $1.81 already announced by Secretary of Agriculture Benson. "That would be attractive in an election year," Young commented. Aiken and Sen. Humphrey (D- Minn) figured In one of the sharpest exchanges during the long debate yesterday . It flared when Humphrey tried to write into the bill provisions of a separate measure already passed by the Senate but deadlocked in a conference with the House. Humphrey's proposal called for an extra 60 million dollars for the free milk program for schools and other agencies in the next 27 months, and an extra 12 millions in the same period for elimination of brucellosis a livestock disease that causes undulant fever. Would Weaken Stand The Senate unanimously adopted the addition, but not before Aiken protested it as an effort to load the bill down with favorable provisions that would make a veto highly unpopular. He contended if, also would weaken the Senate stand in a Senate-House conference after both houses have passed the farm legislation. "I've seen a great deal of low- grade politics since I've been a member oi" this body but I have never seen anything lower than this," the usually calm senator said with emotion. City Collector 'Makes Progress' Special City Collector Oscar Alexander is making satisfactory pro- ;ress on collection of delinquent city fees and licenses, Mayor Toler Buchanan reported today. "The city intends to collect all the money owed it during the year, persons who wish to avoid being called on by tlie collector may come to the City Clerk's office and pay their fees," Buchanan said. Rtligious fttstarch NEW YORK.IB—The Synagogue Council of America is planning a research project designed to explore people's underlying "religious motivations." It is described as the first scientific Inquiry evef attempted Into basic factors which turn individuals toward — or away Iron — Uw active worship ot Chxt Both Democrat, GOP Soions Think Nixon. Will'- Get Nomination By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's state- ' ment that "I would be happy to be on any ticket" With Vice President Nixon was interpreted by senators^ of both parties today as foreshadowing Nixon's reriomination. "That ought to end any rumors the President might have, another running mate," Sen. Mundt (R- SD) told an interviewer. He said the Republicans are now in a position to push ahead with their campaign "while the Democrats don't even know who their heac man will be." Eisenhower made the statement, and accompanied it with fresh praise for Nixon, in commenting at his news conference yesterday on the New Hampshire primary in which more than 22,000 Republican voters wrote in Nixon's name for GOP vice presidential candidate. Eisenhower said the vote indicated "lots of people" in New Hampshire "agree with what 1 have told you about Dick-Nixon." Nixon Comments Nixon didn't commit himself on running again, although Iriendi said there is no doubt of his avail ability. He issued a statemen saying: "There could be no greater re ward for a man in public life than to have the President speak so generously as he has of my work on several occasions during the past three years. All I can say is that I shall try to continue day by day to do the best job I can in behalf of the Eisenhower administration." In another statement, Nixon said "no one could have been more surprised than I was" the size of the write-in vote for him in New Hampshire. "Endorsement" Sen. Schoeppel of Kansas, new chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, said, "I am glad to see the President make that statement because many of us on Capitol Hill feel the same. way about it. ... The New Hampshire write-in demonstrates Nixon's popularity with the people." Senate GOP Leader Knowland Scouter Meet Here Tonight Mississippi County's Boy Scout District holds its monthly meeting at 7 o'clock tonight in the Hustln Inn. Roundtable dismissions have been planned for all committees, D. N. Hen-Is, district chairman, announced. Plans for the. district's April camporee and formation of an Order of Arrow chapter in the district. of California and Sen. Brlcker (R-Ohio) said Eisenhower's statement appeared to be an endorsement of Nixon for renomlnation. Robbery Suspect Killed in Race With Officers SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (fl — One man is dead and another man is believed to be a fugitive .on foot, following a highway gun'-'''battle near here early today, in the wake of a holdup at Noel, Mo. Desk Sgt. Walter Younger at city police headquarters here said a speeding 'automobile, closely pursued by an Arkansas State Police patrol car, crashed a road block set up after the robbery of the A. R. Jackson Liquor store last night at Noel, Mo., about 30 miles north of here. The fleeing car, target of police gunfire, crashed into an embankment at the junction of Highways 69-68. Found fatally injured in the wreckage was Leonard E. Rogers, 29, of Natural Dam, Ark. His companion, Identified by police as Vernon Fain, 27, was believed seriously injured. Fled From Ambulance Fain was placed in an ambulance driven by Wes Newton, Younge said. The officer said Fain forced Newton to stop on the outskirts of town, and fled on foot. Newton told police that Fain may have been armed. State Trooper Tommy Goodwin and Siloam Springs Patrolman Woodrow Seay said a gun was found in the wrecked car but that it had not been fired recently. Officers at the roadblock said the occupants of the car opened fire as they passed, been fired recently. Officers at the roadblock said the occupants of the car opened fire as they passed. Younger said the bandits, who fled Noel with a "large quantity of liquor and jewelry," escaped in two vehicles — a car and a pickup ;ruck. The pickup truck apparent- y turned west at Gravette, he said. The desk sergeant said it was not cnown how many persons were in :he truck. INSPECTION FOR GUARD — Blytheville's Company M National QU&rd unit got a thorough going over last night when Col. Andrew Roth, representing the inspector general's office of Fourth Army Headquarters, called at the armory to review the troopi. (Cavrttt NtWi

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