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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS «B DOMINANT NKW8PAPIR Of NORTMAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 301 BlyttWTille Courier BlyttuviU* Daily Newi ipi Valley Leadtr Uel Blvthtyiiie Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1956 EIGHT PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS New Stalin Denunciation Shakes Reds By JACK SMITH LONDON (AP) —~The Kremlin's top lieutenants in London showed signs of being shaken today by reports leaking out of Moscow that Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalin as a blundering murderer. . *• The., denunciation by the first Mollet Set To Launch Algeria Plan Bloody Clashes Continue In Africa Colony By JOSEPH E. DYNAN PARIS (AP) — Premier Guy Mollet called his Cabinet into special session today to launch France's big new drive to pacify revolting Algeria. Bloody clashes continued in the seething North African territory. French troops were 'on the way to swell France's 200,000-man fighting force in Algeria. Resident Minister Robert Lacoste waited only the Cabinet's signal for his return to. Algeria armed with broad -new military, economic and administrative powers. He came to Paris to help push Mollet's emergency powers bill through Parliament. That job was completed yesterday when the Senate approved the measure by a thumping majority. The National Assembly had passed the bill earlier. Piishinr Operations French troops in Algeria already were pushing- (heir operations against the rebels at a fast pace. Paratroopers and mechanized units ambushed a big rebel force 150 miles,e.ast ot Algiers yesterday. The French reported 107 rebels killed in the first stages of * skirmish that swirled into the night .In an area of olive groves, grain fields and cork-oak forests. The -French reported only one French death. Under Curfew Algier's half million French and Arab population was clamped under a midnight to 5 a.m. in the wake of a series of hold fire raids. In addition to granting the power to declare martial law, the emergency powers bill authorizes Lacoste to. shuffle administrative agencies and break up vast landed estates for the benefit of Moslem tenant farmers. Mollet has promised Algeria a larger voice in Its affairs but insists that peace must be restored before elections and negotiations on the territory's future. Algeria has 8ii 'million Moslems and one million Europeans. ., -secretary-of -the-eommunist party was reported to have caused riots in Tbilisi (Tlflis), in Stalins' home state of Georgia, protesting the discrediting of the one-time dictator. Qeorgi Malenkov, for years Stalin's secretary and known as his "eyes and ears," showed up two hours late for an appointment on his tour of British power stations. The lack of punctuality is unusual in a Soviet official. Malenkov, a deposed premier, is here in .his new role as Soviet Minister of power stations. One report published here said.Malen- koy was personally mentioned- In the denunciation by Khrushchev. Postponed Conference Soviet Ambassador Jakob Malik at almost the last minute postponed a .long-scheduled conference with the Japanese envoy, Shuicht Ike's Messaae Is Due Monday .WASHINGTON (.<P) — President Eisenhower's special message on foreign aid will go to Congress on Monday, the White House said today. . . .. •' Murray Snyder, assistant White House . press secretary, reported Eisenhower was working on the message today at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. Matsumoto, |n another periodic meetings on a munist cow. of their proposed Soviet-Japanese peace treaty. Malik said he was busy escorting Malenkov. The latter, gave no explanation for his lateness. .Lights, blazed in Malenkov's room in the Soviet Embassy until way past midnight last night. A Soviet official said Malenkov was busy reading translations of British . press dispatches saying Kru- shchev had denounced Stalin in a secret session of the recent Corn- Party Congress in Mos- As the dominant personality in Moscow's new "collective leadership," Khrushchev presumably, was responsible I'or, dropping Mal- enkov out of the premiership a year ago. Rumors In Moscow The reports of the Khrushchev speech filtered 'through diplomatic sources in Europe. So far no direct dispatches have come from western correspondents In Moscow. But the diplomatic reports from Moscow- pictured-the'/Soviet capital as ridden'-'with rumors about the Khrushchev speech on the dead dlptatpr. The British Foreign Office said it had* known for about a week that "rumors' Russia about attack. British officials said privately they, had heard, too, about the trouble in Georgia. But the official foreign office spokesman refused to comment on that report. Some observers suggested that the Communists could be leaking the accounts for the deliberate purpose of convincing the West that Russia is now ruled by more rea- sobable men.' Lived In Fear A Yugoslav diplomatic source, in one account, said Khruschev confessed he himself lived in fear of his life during Stalin's last years. Khruschev was said to have made the statement to Marshal Tito in Belgrade last .May when Khruschev and Premier Nikolai Bulganin visited the Yugoslav capital to woo Yugoslavia back into the cominform bloc. Circumstantial support of the reports of trouble in Georgia cam from the office of Premier H. C. Hansen of Denmark. Nine persons were reported to have, been killed in Tbilisi on March 7 when they carried banners and portraits of Stalin protesting the anti-Stalin campaign. Hansen and a Danish delegation touring the Soviet Union was scheduled to visit Tbilisi on March were circulating in the bitter personal the premier's office said, See STALIN on Pare I but 'THAT'S MY DAIJ' — Peeling of about 200 Girl and .Brownie Scouts is reflected in the face of "Prissy" Petty as she sat with her father at the .Armory last night. Four-hundred dads and their Scouting daughters were on hand for the event. Girls fixed lunches for their dads then sat cross- legged on the Armory's spacious floor. (See other Courier News Photo on Page 8.) Traffic Victim's Condition 'Critical' A 10-year-old Blytheville girl was still in. "very critical" condition at Walls Hospital today. Yesterday afternoon she was struck down by a car as she crossed Main Street near its intersection with Tenth. She is Sally Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brown 'of 400 Rosemary. Brown is Courier News Circulation Manager. She is suffering from a concussion, skull fracture and badly mangled right- leg. This morning, she was still unconscious and doctors hadn't been able to make a thorough examination to discover any other injuries. Fear for Leg Being held \ in County Jail is Richard McCallum, 18. of Blytheville Air Force Base. He was 1 the driver of the car which struck the girl. He's being held on an open charge. Doctors said very frankly on preliminary examination yesterday afternoon that there'was little hope of saving the child's right leg below .'the knee. , A woman, one of the first .on the scene of the accident about 4 p.m. yesterday, said the leg seemed to. be .practically' severed b«low,--the- knee. . , However, after surgery last night, 'physicians held out a faint glimmer of hope for saving the leg. McCallum told officers he was going between 35 and 40 miles per hour Sn the 30-mile-per-hour zone. Eye-Witaesses Two eye-witnesses to the accident were to give their statements to investigating officers today. One police officer said the fender of McCallum's car was "caved in" where he struck, the girl as she crossed from the south side of Main to the north side. Five More Arrests Police Chief Charley Short said five speeding arrests were made yesterday afternoon and last night following the accident. Telephones at the Courier News last night and this morning'jingled Incessantly as citizens Inquired about, the accident and Sally's condition. Evidently the accident touched off a wave of indignation among Blytheville citizens, Judging from the .tone of calls received by the newspaper.' Many of the callers said they will be present at City Council meeting Tuesday night to ask'that touched by the. accident. Sally's fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. George Wiggs, said the child is one of the most popular students in school and In recent achievement tests ranked "away above fifth-grade level." The Air National Guard unit of Fort Smith came through with brisk, efficiency last night -in- flying Mrs. Ted Brown, mother of Sally Brown, and another daughter, Linda, to the bedside of the 10-year-old accident victim. Linda was entered in a state Baptist Bible competition at Fort. Smith. Mrs. . Brown wns with her. Dr. C. Frank Pitts, pastor .of First Baptist Church, contacted .-Mrs. Brown and.the pastor-of the Fort Smith' church by telephone late yesterday. action be especially taken to the slow traffic, city's main through streets. Children Concerned School children, too, Stevenson, Kefauver Woo Voters As Minnesota's Primary Nears MOORHEAD,- Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's presidential primary moved toward its Tuesday climax with Adlai Stevenson and Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) making simultaneous pitches for votes for their Democratic delegate slates here today. Stevenson said he would deliver a major farm policy address in the Concordia College fieldhouse as p,art of a Greater Moorhead Days celebration. , Kefauver, whose supporters were turned down in pleas that their candidate be invited to address the same audience, said he "out handshaking while the former Illinois governor is speaking. ' Kefauver first had announced State Colleges Receive Grant LITTLE SOCK (/PI — A grant of $1,000 to the Arkansas Association of Associated Colleges has been announced by the Alcoa Pountetlon. -Arkansas colleges .which . will •hare In the contribution sire Arkansas College at Batesvllle, Hendrix at.Conway, John Brown University at-BUnam Springs, Ouachita at Arkadelphla, The College of the darks at Clarksyllle, and Southern BaptUt College at Walnut Ridge. Dr. O. C. McCreery, assistant secretary ot the 'foundation said the Arkansas grant was part, of HI,000 Mt HIM tor coltafet tnii year. he would speak in the Moorhead Armory four hours before the scheduled Stevenson address. Late last night he changed plans and announced , he would* follow through his original schedule. That calls for him to tour the 9th Congressional District In northwestern Minnesota.. ' Campaln Chairman Kefauver's itinerary will Include a "welcome .home day" at Oklee for Mrs. Coy* ' Knutson, Minnesota's only congresswoman. She also Is cochiirrnan of the senator's Minnesota campaign committee. Both candidate! were delayed last night by a heavy snowstorm. Stevenson kept an audience of I,MO waiting for nearly an hour in the Mayo Rochester. Civic Auditorium Kefauver, winding » tour acroa* tlw Iron rant*, WM two 'hour* lite reaching ' Evtteth, where MO awaited him at the City Auditorium. A rlv.l high school basketball tournament and a style show ere blamed tor cutting the Ktfauvar crowd. , . . ' tUfauvtr tow MH ivtMk audi- ence that t guaranteed annual wage plan "deserved .consideration" because "we need job s- curlty as wll as provisions for food and old ag." Can Bt Done If elected president, he said he neither could nor would' set up , • See POLITICS on Page g Prize Winning Physicist Dies PARIS (« — Mme. Irene Jolipt- Curjc, Nobel prte winning physicist and .daughter of the .discoverers of radium, died today. She was St. aw died in a Paris hospital. The ient did not disclose the caus» of death, ah* wai the daughter 'of Herri and Marie Currie, who galtnd world .renown with their discovery of, radium. She' and' her' husband, Frederic Jollot of Paris, were'awarded, the Nobel prlte in chemistry In 1M for the dUcovtn oC artificial radioac; uritjr. The. Browns, * ' who moved here from Memphis last July, have tliree other daughters.' -The family now lives in the Central School district. But since they nioved from the Lange District during the school year, Sally wanted to remain with her classmates. Guard Flies Mother Home !. The Fort Smith pastor called the state Air National Guard cemmander In Little Rock and the official set the wheels in motion. - By 8 p.m. a crew was lined up and ready to take off. It took another hour to get clearance from the various Air Force commands, but Mrs. Brown and her daughter landed at Blytheville Air Force Base shortly after 10 p.m. last night. The flight was made in-a.B-26 at the Fort' Smith Air National Guard unit. Pro-Greek Rebels Ambush British Patrol in Cyprus By L. S. CHAKALES NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot terrorists ambushed a British patrol in the predawn darkness today wounding five soldiers. They struck with automatic weapons and'bombs ir the rugged Troodos Mountains 50 miles southeast of Nicosia One pro-Greek-Cypriot was reported-killed. : *i Reinforcements beat ofi the at tackers after a short pitche' skirmish eight miles east of Troo dos town. Then the British troops fanned out and ringed seven vil lages in the area. They launchec a house-to-house search for the guerrillas. Cypriot " extremists demanding union of this British island colony with Greece have touched of bloody outbreaks that have cos the lives of 18 British soldier, since October. The anti-Britisl campaign has intensified sinci Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ma karios, leader of the Greek union movement, was exiled by Britain last week. Strike Continues A week-long protest striki against the Makarlos deportation Vickrey Gets New Judge in Mandamus Suit CARDTHERSVILLE—Prosecuting Attorney James (Tick) Vickrey has obtained a change of venu in his mandamus suit against the judges of the county court. Judge Arthur U. Goodman of Kennett will be here next Saturday to hear the motion filed by the judges to dismiss the action. Vickrey said. "I have reason to believe and do believe that I cannot have a fair trial before the Honorable Fred L. Henley." The prosecutor nied his application to disqualify Judge Henley Thursday afternoon. He charged that Henley was prejudiced against him. Henley is the judge who issued the writ of mandamus against Judges Sam Buchanan and Basil Barksdale on the same day Vickrey asked for It, Feb. 16. • Vickrey • wants the circuit court to force the county court to appropriate $1,825 for him to pay his secretary this year. Vickrey got,$1,000 from the court and almost $700 from contributions to pay Mrs. Billy Jack Davis last year. When that money ran out a week ago, he fired Mrs. Davis. Vlckrey's wife Is presently working part-time as his secretary. Air Force Officer Is Conricted Of Embezzlement LITTLT BOOK (*h-A young Air Force officer was convicted here yesterday b( embetilmg 12,000 from Little Rock' Air Base funds and placed on probation for two yean, Pedtral Judge Thomas C. Trimble a»NMd the penalty on 2nd U. Nell L.' Newton Jr., J8, ot D«ilas, Texas, Senate Recess, Other Business Delay Final Vote on Farm Measure By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary senators took the weekend off today for St. Patrick's Day speeches and other political duties before tackling the omnibus farm bill again sometime late Monday. : : Before recessing, the Senate approved without a record vote an amendment to provide 500 million dollars — instead of 250 millions — for federal purchase of beef, pork and other perishable farm products not eligible for other types of price supports. Senators estimate the (arm, bill, * * * * * * Another Bumper Crop Harvest Is Forecast by USDA By OVED A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Unless farmers change their plans before planting time, they are likely to turn in another bumper harvest this year. •—-—» This prospects was painted by an Agriculture Department r e P o r t I t llf 1 late .yesterday. It indicated that I 31P> WlnlAl farmers planned on March 1 to LU IV 11 III I Wl plant 352 million acres to commercial crops. That would be about three million acres less than last year. But the Eisenhower. administration has expressed hope of .getting a cutback of at least 35 million acres. It is trying to reduce production and to make openings in the market, for .government-held surpluses which, officials say, are depressing farm prices and incomes. Goal of Soil Bank once enacted, would add from 3 Ms to 5 billion dollars to farmers' incomes this year. Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnsn (D-Tex), who directs the legislative machinery, called for the recess last night after another nine hours of wrangling and voting failed to bring final passage. Johnson told newsmen he could not guess when the Senate would complete action on the omnibus bill. That has been its main business since Feb. 22. "I think we're making good progress," he said cheerfully About 60 amendments still are pending although many of them probably will not be pressed. One possible battle was averted yesterday when Sen. Dirksen (Ent) announced he would not challenge the bill's provision for a two- price plan for rice. He noted the Senate, already has added a similar program for next year's wheat crop. Anther Pileup There were reports also that senators might abandon an amendment to remove the bill's higher support prices for butter, cheese. and milk, but Sen. Anderso. (D-NM), author.of the amendment, made no such announcement. He said he feared the higher supports "may begin another pileup" of the products In government storage. The Agriculture Department announced meantime it has cleared its shelves of surplus butter, largely by giving it away. It said it probably will have to buy more as increased spring supplies move to market. Johnson oblained , unanimous consent to consider scores of bills lhat have accumulated on Its legislative calendar since the farm bill debate opened. These are called, explained and passed unless some senator objects. Healed Dispute Just before quitting last nigh the Senate spent more than ar hour in a heated dispute abou farm subsidies and ship subsidies As part of the effort by farm minded senators to sell or give away more farm surpluses over seas, the Agriculture Committee approved a section exempting See FARM on Page 8 continued. Indications were tha it would end Tuesday. The govern ment announced it would take against shopkeepers who deprive their communities of essential supplies, and services. Red-b e r e t e d paratroopers rushed the evacuation today of 30 houses 'and shops in Nicosia's "terror area" where six British soldiers and a police sergeant have been killed by bullets to the back. . Ordered Evacuation The military governor, Field Marshal, Sir John Harding, ordered the evacuation yesterday after 75 residents of the zone had refused in' an outdoor inquiry court to divulge any information on:the killings. The Cypriots ignored a : British offer of 5,000 pounds (|14,000) for information. Twenty shops were closed down and 10 families were told to find lodgings elsewhere. The zone is a densely-populated area of 80,000 square yards in the heart of the .capital city. Paratroopers found five bombs in a locked carpenter's shop in the tone and a sack of gunpowder In a tiny church. The priest In charge of the church was arrested. Harding lilted, the curfew today on Llmassol, the 'Island's biggest port of entry. The curfew was clamped on the town during a search for rebel ringleaders. Court to Hear Racing Low Suit Tuesday LITTLE BOCK («—A suit challenging the constitutionality of Arkansas' 21-year-old dog racing law will be heard Tuesday by Pulaski Chancellor. Sam Rorex here. Judge Rorex yesterday set the hearing date on the suit, filed bj four Crittenden County residents who are opposed to a new dog track built by Southland Racing Corp., in West Memphis. The complaint also asks chancellor Rorex to declare invalid the operating permits held by Southland .and the old Riverside Greyhound Club, which hasn't raced dogs on its West Memphis track since 1941. Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry, as official counsel for the state Racing Commission, has asked Judge Rorex to dismiss the suit. He contended that the action represents an attempt by the plaintiffs to intervene in the case with which Southland Racing won a court order forcing the commission to license its track. Since Crittenden Chancery Court rebuffed the plaintiffs' original intervention request, Gentry contends they should appeal that decision to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Crittenden Chancery Court ordered the commission to grant a franchise to Southland after the race track appealed the commission's rejection of its formal application for permission to operate. Gentry has said he will appeal the Crittenden Chancery ruling to the Supreme Court. Ike Relaxing At Farm Home GETTYSBURG, Pa. (£>)—Presl- dent Elsenhower took things easy today on his .snow-blanketed farm entertaining guests he brought with him from Washington. With outside activity restricted because of the weather, bridge playing seemel likely to occupy much of the President's leisure time before he returns to the White House tomorrow night or Monday morn ing. Weekending with the President were (Jen. Alfred Oruenther, commander of North Atlantic Treaty OrgftnlMtlon, and William Robinson, president of the Coca Cot* Co. Storms Lash Northeast US 26 Known Dead at Snow, Rain, Sleet Hit Wide Area NEW YORK (ffl — Snow, rain, sleet and gales played havoc yesterday and early today In the Northeast and. Mldatlantic areas and ranging westward to Ohio. At least 26 deaths were attributed to the storm, coming just four days before spring. All secions reported improved weather conditions today, but scores of communitities. lay under heavy blankets of snow, trying to unscramble transportation tleups. & freak electrical storm lasted a half hour over eastern Pennsyl vania. Thunder rumbled 9Ver New York City while snowfl'akes fell late In the evening. Six Ships Crippled Six ships became victims of high seas and winds — at Scituate, Mass., off Montauk Point on Long Island, at Norfolk, Va., and off Atlantic City, N.J. The death toll stood as follows: Ohio, 6; New York,. 6; Connecticut, 5; Maine, 2; Massachusetts, 4, and New Jersey, 3. Northern and central Ohio were buried under more than 10 inches of snow in some areas. Sixteen inches fell at Utica, N.Y., Airport. Montpelier, had nine inches of new snow, burying it under a depth of 30 inches. Ranged Northward Some other New England tlons reported more than a foot of snowfall. Western Maryland had up to six inches, plus sleet and rain throughout the state. The storm, spawned on a low See STORMS on Page 8 Such a reduction Is the goal of a soil bank plan recommended by President Elsenhower early this year and included in an omnibus farm bill -now before the Senate. In forecasting this .year's acreage, the department said, however, that there still is a possibility of getting a larger reduction If the soil bank legislation is enacted before spring planting is completed. Planting gets into full swing'next month. Under the soil bank plan, the government would make payments to farmers .for reducing plant of surplus crops. No forecast was made on the possible volume of production from the prospective acreage, but with favorable weather it. could easily produce a harvest approaching last year's near record output. The Major Part report showed that livestock feed .grain crops may furnish the major part of the total reduction in acreage from, last • year's level. But an Indicated .cutback of 2,900,000 acres in corn would be far short of a 10 million acre reduction sought by the department. An oversupply of feed grains has been blamed for increased production of hogs and a consequent sharp decline in returns from meat animals In the politically important Midwestern farm area. Besides corn, the planting survey indicated smaller acreages this year for oats, barley, rice, potatoes', peanuts, dry beans and tobacco. Increases were indicated for spring wheat—mostly of the durum type—soybeans, hay crops, sorghums, dry peas and sugar beets. Senate Group Begins Lobby Investigation By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Lobbying on "both sides" of the natural gas bill was earmarked today as the first subject for study by a special Senate committee set up to investigate improper or illegal influence attempts. "Since the gas bill provoked all.;,this, we'll start with it," said Chairman McClellan CD-Ark), after a closed - door meeting of the committee late yesterday. Limited Phase A smaller special committee, under Sen. George (D-Ga), has completed an investigation of limited phases of lobbying in behalf of the bill. The legislation, since vetoed by President Eisenhower, would have exempted producers of natural gas from direct federal price controls. Senators complained during debate that there was heavy pressure from both proponents and opponents of the measure. McClellan did not amplify his comment that his eight-member committee would look into lobbying by "both sides." $t,MO Offer The George committee was set up after an oil company lobbyist offered to contribute $2,500 to the re-election campaign of Sen. Francis Case (R-SD). Case disclosed the offer during Senate debate, and voted against the bill. The committee, named specifically to determine whether an improper attempt had been made to Influence Case's vote on the measure Is expected to file its report late next week, McClellan told reporters he expect« to get all of the Oeorge committee's records for we m the broadtr investigation. To Support Democrat NEW YORK Wl — Republican leaders in Manhattan's 18th Congressional District say they will support Democratic Rep. James G. Donovan for a fourth term next November. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Pair and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and warmer. High this afternoon mid 60; low tonight upper 30s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy northeast; generally fair elsewhere this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; warmer this afternoon and southeast tonight; a little cooler most of state Sunday; low tonight near 30 northwest to 40 southeast; high Sunday SO northwest to 60 extremi southeast. . Minimum thta morning—31. Maximum yeaterday—SO. Sunrise tomorrow—«:Q7. Sunact today—8:0*. Mean temperature—48.5. Precipitation 14 hour« ( 1a.m. to T a.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. t to date—17.H. thll Dale Lait Year Manlmum yeaterday—M. Minimum thli rooming—4«. Precipitation Jaa. 1 to

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