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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS bBPANTO, ! DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR Ot NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 302 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Nei Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 19, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS British Sure Of Victory In Cyprus But Violence Continues On Island^ By L. 8. CHAKALE8 NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — British authorities appeared confident today they can break the Cyprus terrorist movement within six months and pave the way for new "negotiations on the island's future. Brig. George H. Baker, chief of staff of the Mediterranean island's security force, told newsmen his men had made a "significant break" into EOKA. This is the terrorist branch of the union-with- Greece movement in this British colony. "I won't say we've broken it (EOKA), but the developements have been significant," he added. As yet, however, there was no visible letup In the EOKA terror campaign. Greek Cypriots agree none of their countrymen would dare negotiate with the British for • fear of death at the hands of the secret organization. But they admit elimination of EOKA would change things. New Pitch Violence that has gripped the island for the past year hit a new pitch after the British deported Archbishop Makartos. They sent the Greek orthodox leader of the union-with-Greece movement to the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean 10 days ago.- Pour masked men invaded church outside Nicosia yesterday and .gunned down a Greek Cypriot choir singer after calling him a traitor. The slayers got away, and the British ran tnto another Impasse trying to track them down. ' EOKA has killed 20 British servicemen in Cyprus since August and has slain at least 25 alleged Clbn. "traitors" in the past year. Greek Cypriots have refused to cooperate with British authoritie: Investigating the slayings. •; Both Baker and Oov. Sir John Harding say Information is finally beginning-to filter to the security forces But thus far they have no See CYPRUS on Page 9 Manila Okays Split Term Joiner Approves Bond Issue Move Newt Dunnegan and O. B. Wagner, at Manila, and A. L. Eifling, at Joiner, were named to contested school board posts in elections Saturday. Manila and Joiner were two of five districts In which seats for school board memberships were contested. Eleven districts, including Blytheville, had no contests. Th» remaining thre contested seats were in Reiser, Leachville and Dyess. Final count on these races had not been made today, but will be reported when made. Joiner also approved a $100,000 construction bond issue 290 to 15. A $47,000 refunding issue at Dell was approved 65 to 31. Dunnegan was opposed by Alex Curtis and polled 536 votes to 180 for Curtis. A three-way race between Wagner, Harold (Trigger) Wall and Howard Perkins was narrowed to two When Wall withdrew. The vote went to Wagner with 557 to 151 for Perkins. Wall, though he withdrew from the race, received 10 votes. Dunnegan and Wagner were said to- represent a split school term instead of a continuous nine-month term. The split term would allow for, a cotton-harvest holiday. At Joiner, Eifling defeated M. G. Ralph, 2U to 89. FFA SWEETHEARTS — Five FFA chapter sweethearts await final judging to see which will be County FFA Sweetheart at a county FFA Federation at the high school auditorium today. Left to right, they are Tommie Olive, Luxora; Jewel! Dean, Leachville; Qlenda Holcomb, Dell; Betty Franklin, Reiser, and Melba Jones, Blytheville. (Courier News Photo) Kefauver Scents Victory In Minnesota Primary By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reached the eve of its crucial presidential primary today with Sen. Estes Kefauver scenting a come-from-behind victory over Adlai E. Stevenson. The White House ambitions of one Democrat or the other will soar or sink with the outcome of tomorrow's balloting. As Kefauver calls it, 30 per cent of the votes will represent a victory for him. He told a news conference last night that "of course, 1 am going to do much better than that." He said too he expects to top Stevenson in four or five of' the state's nine congressional districts. If he does, he will clinch at least 8 or 10 of Minnesota's 30 votes at the Democratic National Convention in August. In the Stevenson camp, signs of concern and hedging have appeared. Gov. Orville Freeman lowered his forecast of a 3-1 margin for Stevenson to "somewhere between 2 and 3 to 1" although he held to his prediction that Kefauver won't get a single convention delegate. The governor said on a television program the loss of any delegates would be a setback for Stevenson, but: "Whether it would be a serious one is problematical ... I think Gov. Stevenson is going to be the nominee regardless of what happens in Minnesota." In Paradoxical Position Stevenson is in the paradoxical position of being able to win on ballot figures alone and still turn up as something of a loser. For this is one he ought to win impressively If he hopes to use a Minnesota showing to enhance his political fortunes. Behind him is the state's Democratic organization and high command—Freeman and Sen. Hubert Humphrey included. And in this second primary of 1956 the former Illinois governor and the Tennessee senator are formal, official competitors for the first time—on the ballot as well as in the pre- election campaigning. When Kefauver raked in all eight convention votes in the New Hampshire primary last week. Stevenson wasn't on the ballot. Nor did he campaign in the state. A slate of delegates "favorable" to him was entered without his formal assent or nctive support. Defined Showdown This time there will be a more clearly defined showdown. President Eisenhower has it all his own way in the Republican primary. Sen. William F. Knowland wns entsrel before "Sisen- 'Sec PRIMARY on Paje 9 Unions Set Up Council, Plan Extensive Drive Integration of AFL and CIO unions on a local level moved along in Blytheville last week as representatives of 12 Blytheville unions met for the first session of the Blytheville Local Council. The council will represent some 1,000 union members in Blytheville, spokesmen stated. Five w«rt elected from each local to be represented on the council and "an extensive drive" .is being mapped to further organization of labor croups in this area.. Robert Cunningham was named temporary chairman of the local council and Mrs. Joe Heflen wa» named secretary. ' , . Permanent officer* are to be elect«d later when council plant are more definite. - : Represented on the council arc •mplore groupi from. Rice-Stir, llever'a Bakery, carpenters, painters «nd paper-hmntera, telephone and construction workeri and the Teem- •tera Union. United Auto Worker* wai represented though they have no local Otmdy, n»Uon»l tepreaenU- tlre of th« UAW, WM In charge of iatt wteki waiMUond «••*>»• War I Veteran Suicide Victim Haddock Arnold of Blytl>svllle, a veteran of World War I, shot and killed himself at 8:15 this morning In a Holland tourist court. A note, giving ill health as the reason for the suicide, was left for the family. ••••'. Surviving are -his mother, Mrs. J. A. Arnold; and tour sisters, Mrs. J. A. Bass of Cooler, Mrs. Elma Crowder of Blytheville, Mrs. T. Q. Johnson of Van Outer, Mo., and Mrs. Pinley Nipper, o! Pine Bluff. Rough Treatment LOS ANOELES l*-cartos Norle- go, 29, was -booked on suspicion of wife beating after his wife Bother, II, complained to police. th»t he beat her and then massaegd her fact and body with a cMtut plant, Accident Victim's Progress !s Slight Sally Brown, the 10-year-old accident victim of Friday, continued to show only slight .improvement today. And though doctors seemed to ,be somewhat encouraged, .they listed her Condition as very serious. yesterday they re-examine'd Sal-1 It at least no worse. Decision on ly's mangled right leg and found -'--"— ->• " '— "•- '-- -Speeders Nabbed By City Police Eleven speeding cases came before Judge Graham Sudbury in Municipal Court today as a result of a police crackdown on fast drivers. Close watch on speeders was ordered Friday by Police Chief Charles Short after a 10-year-old girl was struck down and critically injured at 10th and Main Friday afternoon. The number of arrests over the weekend is not known, since Short last week, closed his booking sheets to the press. However, 11 were listed on Municipal Court docket. None appeared for trial, preferring to forfeit small bonds. Speeders, the rale of speed they were said to be traveling (in cases where it was noted on the court docket), and bonds they forfeited were: William F. Bear, 45 mph, $10; 3. W. McNeil, $10; Walter McCallister, 55 mph, $10; Glynn West, 50 mph, $10; Lt. William G. Simon, $10; Henry Qoodlow, 50 mph, June Stinnett, 55 mph, $10; Herman D. Johnson, 55 mph, $10; John Welch, 45 mph, SlO; Kenneth C. Balaai (speeding and running a red light) $15; Glen Arnold ( a state citation) $19.75. • Three drunk driving cases were 'heard. Clarence Heady pleaded guilty, was fined $100, costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. Floyd L. Willis forfeited bond of $111.75, and Simon Langston pleaded guilty to the 'charge and was fined $100, costs and sentenced to 24 hours In jail. GOP to Return Neff's Gift LINCOLN, Neb. lift — The $2,500 which, oil company attorney John H. Neff handed over to the Nebraska Republican party last fall was making a return trip today. The State GOP Finance and Budget Committee voted unanimously yesterday to return the contribution to Neff, central figure In the U. S:' Senate's recent. Investigation of lobbying in connection with a natural gas bill since vetoed by Presldent N Eisenhower. whether she will lose the leg or not will have to come later. The fifth-grade Lange student has not yet regained consciousness. -Free on Bond Richard McCallum, the 18-year- old Blytheville Air Force Base airman who was driving the car which struck ,the youngster, hi been released on $1,000 bond. Specific charges have not yet been .filed against him as police await something more definite on Sally's condition. Meanwhile, citizens of Blytheville continued to .show an interest in city traffic. 11 Speeders Police Chief Charley Short has ordered a crack-down on city speeders. His men 'brought 11 cases to the Municipal Court docket this morning. Most were arrested over the weekend. Various citizens are expected to show, up at City Council meeting tomorrow night to inquire what further steps may be taken by the city to control speeding. A question arose as to whether Council may hear a subject which Was not entered on the agenda for this week's meeting. However, since the aldermen are scheduled to hear a committee report on the general traffic survey, it is "likely they will hear citizens on any traffic topic. Mayor Toler Buchanan said today he, thought it would be proper to hear anyone who had anything to offer or questions to ask pertaining to traffic. USO Seeks Additional Hostesses BIytheville's USO unit is making plans for enlarging Its list of junior hostesses, Mrs. C. G. Redman chairman, stated today. "With additional personnel now at the bas«, we find our junior hostess list is too small," Mrs. Redman stated. Women between the ages of 18 and 30 may register with Miss Vera Goodrich, junior hostess chairman at Franklin , Press' in Blytheville. Many of the Junior hostesses, Mrs Redman said, are expected to come from nearby towns. Next dance for the service met • has been scheduled for March 28 at the American Legion Hut. Th< Legion Auxiliary is the sponsoring group. Junior ' hcctetses should registei with MlM '. Goodrich before tha date, Mrs. Redman pointed out. Walter Rosenthal Said 'Serious' Mr. and Mrs. Walter-S. Rosen : thai, of Blytheville, are in Crltten- den County Memorial Hoslptal, West Memphis, after reccMnt injuries In a Highway 81 collision last night. Rosen thai, owner of the New York Store here, was described a* "Mrtoiuly injured." Mrs. Rosen- thal's condition' Is "not as serious." A third person; Miss Clco Poster 2S, of'Joiner, wai a lone occupant in the second car. The crash occurred north of .Marlon. Miss Foster's condition was reported »» "good" by the hospital. . Further details of the accldcn were not available today. Ike Asks $4.8 Billion In Foreign Aid Funds Northeast Hit By NerStormr Death Toll: 95 Worst Snowstorm In Seven Years Blankets New York By THE ASSOCIATED RESS Winter that refused to die today smothered the northeast and Metropolitan New York, with a second snow blanket of .the weekend. It brought the toll of storm dead to 95 in 11 states. It prostrated the nation's largest city with a fall measuring a foot—the worst snowstorm in sev- i years. . In New York and the wide area which supplies a large part of the city's working population trains stalled entirely or ran late and some businesses and schools didn't even open. La Guardia airport 'Was shut. Even the usually reliable New York subways halted in spots. Wind-whipped drifts gripped autos on countless streets and highways. Cars Snowbound A monumental tleup choked the parkways that lace through Queens, Long Island. During the night an estimated 3,000 motorists abandoned their snowbound cars on these roads and were given emergency shelter in hospitals, police stations and an armory. The second storm'struck West Virginia yesterday and swirled up 'the Middle Atlantic during the night. Later heavy snow bore down on New , England. The storm followed hard on the heels of a blizzard that raked the Northeast last Friday and dumped up to 19 inches of snow in New England: • ••• •••- • '• ','. LSpring, due at 10:21 a.m. tomor row, faced a cbl'ly greeting from See STORMS on Page 9 Council to View Annexation It'll Add 500 But Too Late for Census Annexation of a district believec to contain 500 persons will be votec on by City Council tomorrow nigh — too late, however, to be countec in the city's special census. The addition is the W. W. HoJi- peter second addition, on the south city limits. A second area owned by the Mississippi County Lumber Co. will be up for annexation. The addition is on the north side. It has no residents since construction has not been started. Other Items on the Council agenda are: Formal appointment of JImmie Edwards, Alex Hill, Foy Etchieson and John CaudiU to the Planning Commission; Condemnation of the Simon property at First and Main; An ordinance to close College street; A petition to refuse a house trail er permit of Richard Pugh; An .ordinance governing sewer connections; An ordinance adopting the state plumbing code; An ordinance governing the establishment of trailer courts; Petition to deny Fred Faught a grocery permit; Approval of department heads — Dan Blodgett, city engineer; Charles Short, police chief: and Hoy Head, fire chief. (All have been serving without formal appointments in these capacities.) Painting of City Hall; Enforcement of the sanitation ordinance; Report of a traffic survey. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Pal and. continued rather cool this aft ernoon and tonight with scattered light frost tonight. Tuesday in creasing cloudiness and warmer High this afternoon, near 60; low tonight low to mid 30s. MISSOURI: partly cloudy thl afternoon tonight and Tuesday; little cooler touth and east-central portions thla afternoon; warme west and north tonight and ove state Tuesday; low tonight 30-33 high Tuesday In Me east to around 60 west. Maximum Saturday—83. Minimum 8undft7-r33. Minimum thu morning—34. Mtllmum ]FMt«rdfcy~60. SunrlM tomorrow—«:04. Sunwt todty—e:ll. MWtl t«mp«r»tur»—«.S. Pr*c.lplt»vion M l-.oun (7 >.m. to 1 ,m.)—nont. Prtclpiutlon Jtn, 1 to duto—17.33, Tkli Date U»t Yenr Minimum yMtirdiy—-50, Minimum this morning—40. Jaa, 1 to $1.6 Billion in Middle East, Asia Arms Aid Included— By WARKEN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today asked Congress to vote $4,859,975,000 for foreign aid, with $1,640,000,000 in military assistance earmarked for the Middle East and Asia. ' 'Serious risk of aggression still exists" in the area, he said. Along with his request for a big ncrease in appropriations, Eisenhower asked for new flexibility In administration o! the program Particularly he asked for power .0 make commitments up to 10 years. That feature, as well as the money increase, promised a hot : ight in Congress. In a special message, Eisenhower told the lawmakers: "We cannot now falter in our quest for peace." Cites Needs Eisenhower said the need for the mutual security program he outlined is urgent because: 1. "There are still nations that are eager to strive with us for peace and freedom but, without our help, lack the means of doing so." 2.."There are still forces hostile to freedom that compel the free world to maintain adequate and coordinated military power to deter aggression." 3. "There are still peoples who aspire to sustain their freedom but confront economic obstacles that are beyond their capabilities of "significant surmounting: alone." Eisenhower said testimony to the success of. our mutual security programs appears in the new turns and developments of Soviet policy." Different Guise Although he said the new Russian maneuvering is still developing, "we must assume that Soviet expansionism has merely taken on a somewhat different guise, and that its fundamental objective is still to disrupt and in the end to dominate the free nations.". Eisenhower added: "With Soviet leaders openly proclaiming their world aim, it would be folly for us and pur friends to relax our collective efforts toward stability and security." Eisenhower said the $4,859,975,000 which he is asking "is a low price to pay for the security and vastly greater chances for world peace." Signs of tough sledding for the program were unmistakable, particularly in the senate. With that prospect obviously in mind, Eisenhower told Congress the program is "an indispensable part 01 our national effort to meet affirmatively the challenge of all forces .which threaten the independence of the free world and to overcome the conditions which make peace insecure and progress difficult." $3 Billion For Military Aid Under the program he set out, three billion dollars would be set aside for purely military aid, with the biggest slice—$1,640,000,000— proposed for the tension - ridden Se« FOREIGN AID on Page 9 In Farm Bill Debate: Sen. Mundt Sees New Try By Rigid Support Backers By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said today advocates of higher government farm price supports may make one more effort to raise them in the pending omnibus farm "There has ben some discussion of adding a gadget that would freeze part of our surpluses in a national security reserve and thus permit higher supports," Mundt said in an interview. sen. Humphrey CDMinn) has such an amendment pending, but opponents of high-level supports have said they would fight its adoption. Leaders expected to resume action on the catch-all farm bill sometime late today. It has been pending since Feb. 22. Pushed ahead of it for consideration today were 194 routine measures piled up on the legislative calendar. Claims "Sabotage" As the farm bill moved slowly toward passage, Sen. Cotton (R- NH) contended that "some Democrats are trying to delay and sabotage this bill." He added, in a weekend interview, that they "want to foozle up the farm program because it is the only peg they can hang their hats on" in the coming elections But Sen. Ellender (D-La) replied that "much of the delay is the direct responsibility of the Republicans" who, he said, demanded a Senate recess for Lincoln Day political speeches and have since talked at length on the bill in Senate debate. Strategic Stockpile Humphrey's pending "national security reserve" amendment would direct that some surplus farm products be set aside in a strategic stockpile to be used only in time of disaster, war or similar emergency. In fixing the ment supports, the secretary of agriculture is directed to consider the existing supply, along with e~- timated demand, anticipated production and other factors. Under Humphrey's proposal, he could Ignore surpluses and so increase the level of supports. level of govern- 39 Boxcars Derail, Burn Near Turrell TURRELL, Ark. (AP) — Thirty-nine cars in the middle of a long freight train suddenly leaped-{he-track, plunged down an embankment and caught fire in a strange and spectacular wreck near this small northeast Arkansas town yesterday. There were no injuries. Workman still were clearing wreckage from the scene today— more than 24 hours after the mishap. At least stroyed or total loss damaged. 18 boxcars were de- considered almost a and 13 others were Frisco Rialway men gave no estimate of the damage, but they described it as "tremendous." A total of 41 cars left the track, but two of them did not leave the railroad bed. The embankment was 20 feet high in places. Enrout* to Memphis Tankers filled with oil were among the cars that rolled down the slope but these did not catch fire. Meat, petroleum products, lumber and other cargo was strewn along the right-of-way between the twisted tracks and State Highway 63. Engineer Homer Cass of Chaffee. Mo., said that the 93-car train, en route from Springfield, Mo., to Memphis, Tenn., was traveling 50 to 60 miles an hour when the accident occurred. The engine and several cars in front, and some 40 cars In the rear were not affected. The wreck occurred about 5:30 a.m., but it was mid-afternoon before the flames, apparently fed by peroxide and some petroleum products, was brought under con- tori. Firefighters from Turrell and the nearby towns of Osceola, Marion, and Marked Tree faced a severe water shortage until they laid 3,200 feet of hose to reach a water-filled ditch. Frisco General Agent W. S. Johnston of Blytheville described the wreck as "peculiar" and remarked that he had never seen one like it. G. H. Jary of Springfield, Mo., superintendent of Frisco's Eastern Division, said that the cause of the wreck was not known but he said that it could have been a- broken rail or a broken wheel. The cars were stacked seven or eight deep in places and were strwn for a couple of blocks alongside the track. Cass said that most of the crewmen were in the caboose, which was some 40 cars from the wreck BOXCARS BURN AFTER SMASHUP — Fire rages after 39 curs of « Frisco R»llw»y freight train Jumped the truck and plunged down » 30- foot embankment la a spectacular wreck near Turrill. Crewmen »t the Jront and rear of th« M-o«r train were not injured. One curt' ladder, strangely twisted by the Impact, to outlined acalmt amoks and aky. (AP Ffcei*)

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