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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 20, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ftytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Le»der VOL. LI—NO. 308 Blyttevllle Dally Newt Blythevlllt Herald VOX DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST^ ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1956 US Reds Study Disarm Plan Of Britain, France LONDON (AP) — First American reaction appeared generally favorable today to a comprehensive disarmament plan submitted by Britain and France * ^ «. mv>_ Northeast Digs Out As Storm Ends Blizzard Leaves Death Toll of 135 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The blizzard-battered Northeast fought to dig out from under a crippling mass of snow today on the first day of spring. A blizzard born in West Virginia Sunday whistled up the New England coast early today. It was expected to end in Maine before noon. The New York area lay smothered under more than a foot of snow after the storm moved on. The storm followed in the tracks of .another blizzard that swept the Northeast Friday night. The double assault hit a 14-state area and caused at least 135 deaths, most In traffic accidents or from overexertion in shoveling snow. 20 Inches of Snow Tha stttle-by-state death toll in both storms: New York 30, new Jersey 23, Connecticut 13, Rhode Island 10, Massachusetts 25, New Hampshire 1, Maine 6, Pennsylvania 7, Delaware 1, Maryland 3, Virginia. < and Ohio 12. Up to 20 inches of new, snow tumbled down on parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine had less than 10 inches. Thousands of -commuters were stranded, whole communities-were isolated and coastal lowlands flooded by high tides. Drifting snow and stalled automobiles blocked roads throughout southern New England. Rail transportation was limited, and plane service was at a standstill. Boston's Logan Airport was shut down at least until this afternoon. State of Emergency New Jersey's rural counties and eastern Long Island were hurried under huge drifts. A state of emergency was declared in some communities. In Massachusetts, Cape Cod suffered the full force of both storms. More than 100 persons were evacuated at Barnstable because of high tides. The islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket were cut See STORMS on'Page 3 Rosenthal Is Still Critical Walter S. Rosenthal, Involved in a Highway 61 collision Sunday night, was .listed by .Crittenden County Memorial Hospital today as in a "critical" condition. Mrs. Rosenthal, less seriously 'n- jured, was listed as in a condition. 'fair' The detailed, plan, which was not made public, was being studied by the United States, Canada and the Soviet Union. It was presented at the opening yesterday of new talks here by the five- nation U. N. Disarmament subcommittee. Harold Stassen, head of the U.S. delegation, made it clear that the United States had several reservations about the plan, but the American group seemed generally friendly toward it. The delegation referred the proposals to Washington. No Opinion The Soviet delegation expressed no opinion on the British-French plan. First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko listened attentively as it was' presented and said he needed time for a careful study. The British-French proposal reportedly combines the most acceptable suggestions presented by both the East and West in years of negotiations. It sets out to limit conventional arms and armies and future production of nuclear weapons. It also would provide a global system of control and inspection. Stassen read President Eisenhower's letter on disarmament sent to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin early this month and told' the meeting the latter remains the basis of the U. S. view on disarmament. He said, however, the United States will have other suggestions jp make. Freeze Stockpiles Eisenhower's letter urged efforts to end the atomic arms race by freezing stockpiles of atomic weapons under a "safeguarded" disarmament system. It said the powers should be able to agree on measures dealing with the control and limitation of ''major types of armaments" and that the United States would be prepare dto make a disarmament supervision system apply to foreign bases of both the Soviet Union and the United States. Officials said it also was aim-d at showing how Eisenhower's open skied aerial inspection proposal could be used to lead into substantial measures of weapons reduction and control. Turkish Youths Riot On Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus Iffl — Gangs of Turkish Cypriot youths stormed through Nicosia today looting and smashing Greek shops. Inflamed by reports of a Greek attack on Turks in the village of Vasllia yesterday, Turkish mobs started gathering vh Nicosia's Konak Square this morning. Police used tear gas to disperse them, but they reformed and stormed out of the square towards the neighboring Mosque of St. Sophia, largest on the island. Leaving a trail of debris and shattered glass in its wake, the mob was eventually broken up by police cars and it scattered into the narrow side streets. Before it was scattered, the mob which numbered about 500 at the time, beat up a Greek Cypriot photographer who Was snapping pictures of the demonstration. He was not seriously injured. Chamber Has Week Of Meetings on Tap Two Chamber of Commerce "committees'and a subcommittee of the Base-Community Council have scheduled important meetings this week. Chamber's Agriculture Committee meets at Chamber offices, City Hall, tomorrow at 9 a.m. It will study »nd outline projects for the current year. Housing - Commerpi»l Committee of the Base-Community Council will hold a special meeting with lumber dealers In the Chamber offices tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Membership Meeting They will discuss phases of Title I in respect to using It to remodel homes and make more housing available. Chamber Membership Committee will meet at 7 a.m. Friday for a breakfast at Hotel Noble. Plans to obtain 100 new Chamber members will be discussed. The committee does not plan m concerted drive. Instead, It will conduct '» year-long effort to reach the goal. Members of the membership group, not made public before, are Chairman Max Logan, J. A, Bryant, CharlM Brofdon, H. 0. BUnJwn- ship, John Caudill, Rupert Crafton, Russell Hays, Alex Hill, A. O. Hudson, O. .E. Knudsen, Johnny Marr, R. L. Wade Jr., W. R. La-wshe, Kelley Welch and J. L. Westbrook Jr. Entry Readied Jada McGuire, Chamber secretary, said his office and a special committee are readying Blytheville's entry In the State Community Accomplishment Contest. : Ths entry will cover the dates March 1, 1955 until Feb. », 1958, he 'said, and will be submitted in the form at a scrapbook. Kelley Welch is-chairman of the special committee and Is working with members Mrs. 0. O. Redman aiid Mrs. Alex Shelby on the project. McOuire said the scrapbook will cover accomplishments of all city groups, not only the Chamber of Commerce. He asked cooperation of various organisations, which sponsored special projects, -In submitting pictures and newspaper clip- pint* of their work, Published Dally FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Senate-Passed Farm Bill Said Unworkable' FFA WINNERS — Mississippi County Federation of FFA Clubs yesterday selected winners in a meeting at Blytheville High School. Above (left). to right) are Bobby Lewis and Benny Gill, of Dell, winners in the talent event; Larry Robinson, of Manila, chairman of the winning parliamentary procedure team; and Gary Jumper, of Burdette, who took first place in public speaking. (Courier News Photo) .Malenkov Says Stalinism Out In. Soviet Union By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) — Former Soviet Premier Georgi M. Ma- lenkov says the present Kremlin command has "cleaned up" Russia and that a Stalin dictatorship can never rise again in his homeland. ., Malenkov, now Soviet minister of • power stations, was a dinner guest of labor members of Parliament last night and was reported to have given his views on the Soviet situation in a two - hour question and answer period. Richard Grossman, one of the hosts, told reporters Malenkov cleaned up Russia.' " "He impress on us.that we need not worry," Crossroan said, "that they had stopped dictatorship. That they had stopped the wicked things. "Can't Happen Again" 'He said very, very clearly it could not happen again, that Collective government now has been firmly established and that dictatorship could not return. "I cannot say how many of us he convinced," Grossman added, "but he certainly tried hard." Sidney Silverman, another Laborite who attended the dinner, said Malenkov told the group, "Collective leadership is now established, along with the right to dissent outside the collective leadership without being branded a traitor to the leadership and party and people." "We did not ask him about his association with Stalin or his position in the Soviet hierarchy now," Silverman said, "but he gave us the impression he did not like Stalin." Speculation Malenkov succeeded to the premiership after Stalin's death. Snc he resigned from that post last year, confessing Inability to do the job, there has been considerable speculation about the security of his position in the Krem- lin lineup. Malenkov now is visiting Britain as head of a delegation of Soviet power industry experts. In Moscow, the public campaign to deflate the Stalin status continued with two first deputy !. ':- miers of the "Soviet Union adding their voices to the mounting chorus. The Soviet' news agency Tass said Anastas Mikoyan and Mikhail Pervukhin spoke, at Wo" big MoscoW factories, leading "discussions of the directives of the 20th Congress of the Communist party." 500 Methodist Youths Meet More than 500 were on hand at First Methodist Church last night for a meeting of youths from over the Jonesboro District. Speaking were the Rev. E. J. Hollifield,. District, superintendent, and the Rev. George Wayne Martin, pastor of First Methodist Church in Little Rock. Roger Sudbury of Blytheville, president of the district organization, presided. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with scattered showers Wednesday. High this afternoon low to mid 50s; low tonight high 20s to mid 30s. MISSOURI: Generally fair and warmer this afternoon; partly cloudy and increasing southerly winds tonight and Wednesday; scattered showers or thunderstorms southwest tonight and southeast, and east central portions Wednesday; warm er tonight and In southeast Wednesday; cooler extreme northwest Wednesday; low tonight 36-45; high Wednesday upper 50s extreme northwest to the 60s southeast. Minimum this morning—23. Maximum yesterday—44. Sunrise tomorrow—6-.03. sunset today—6:is. . Mean temperature—33.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none, , precipitation .Inn. i to rtnte—n.33. This l)«tf but Year Maximum yrstrrday—5S ' Minimum thla morning—43. : Precipitation Jan. 1 to datt—H.M. FFA SWEETHEART—Named Sweetheart of FFA Club Federation, in Mississippi County yesterday" was Betty Franklin, of Keiser. Selection was made when 10 clubs of the Federation met at Blytheville High School. Candidates were judged on talent as well as beauty and popularity. (Courier News Photo) Pulaski Chancellor Refuses Dismissal Of Dog Racing Suit By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Pulaski Chancellor Sam Rorex refused today to dismis a suit which seeks to prohibit dog racing at West Memphis. * Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry, whom *ti Nehru Attacks SEATO and Baghdad Pacts NEW DELHI, India (/P) — Prime Minister Nehru again sharply attacked the SEATO and Baghdad Pacts today. His strongly worded statement served notice that India and the West are no closer as a result of the Western Big Three foreign ministers' recent visit. Nehru disclosed to Parliament that his government has protested formally to the SEATO powers about the mention of Kashmir at the Seato council meeting in Karachi. among would moderate his public attacks j on Western military pacts as a result of the visits this month by U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and French Foreign Minister Chris- the Arkansas Racing Commission Saturday sought to oust as its legal counsel, represented the commission at the brief hearing No one else tried to speak loi the commission. The suit was brought by foul West Memphis residents agains the Racing Commission. It seeks to have the commission cancel permit under which Southland Rac Ing Corp. would be allowed to race dogs at its new million dol lar West Memphis plant. As the commission's lawyer Gentry filed a motion to dismiss the suit. Today's hearing was 01 that motion only Rorex overruled the motion. Orders Amendment The chancellor also instructed the plaintiffs to amend their com plaint to make Southland a de fendant. He described Southland— and n °t the commission— as "The t „ ., v, „„.; i — Nehru's slatement.dispelled hopes real of m , t ,. in the ma ong Western observers that he | ter tian Pineau. Reporting to Parliament on the three Westerners' visits, Nehru made no mention of Soviet policies except to reiterate that he thought the recent Moscow Communist party congress represents a new realistic Soviet policy. Board Results Await Canvass Results, of three contested school board elections must await official canvassing by the election board, It was learned today. In Mississippi County's 16 districts, contests appeared In only five in last Saturday's election. Results of two, Manila and Joiner, were published yesterday. When contacted today for the result* ol the Reiser, Leoohvllle anrt Dyess races, Commissioner Jfsse Taylor raid I'n wo:!ld not knnw outcomes until the canvM* w«« made. commission was given 21 days in which to answer the com plaint of the West Memphis resi dents. Gentry himself brought up the matter of the commission's al tempt to dismiss him. He told, Rorex before the hearini started that the commission, whicl has been displeased with Gentr; in complicated dog racing fuss had notified him it no longer want ed him to represent It In any cas ir which the commission wa "directly or indirectly involved Gentry sought to ask Revenu Commissioner J. Orville Cheney See PULASKI on Page 3 Vouhgsfers Need Music for Song Fests Have any sheet music' which would be good to use in group singing? B. p. Brogdon and others who are In charge of the summertime song tests for students need more music In preparing their summer programs. Persons having sheet music .which/would be adaptable to tills purpose, may leave It at the Courier Newt office. By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Knowland said today Secretary of Agriculture Benson regards the Senate approved bill as "unworkable.'' ' The California Senator predicted Benson will recommend a presidential veto unless the measure is modified. „ „ ..„.„., to ^^ House Ike's Foreign Aid ^rogram Faces Major Overhaul By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's $4,859,975,000 foreign aid program faced the prospect of major alterations today as it started through Congress. That's;- too much," said Chair-* man Eichards CD-SC), whose House Foreign Affairs Committee aunched what promised to be long hearings on the aid program. Objections already have arisen :n the Senate over the size and form of the program, particularly request for authority to make long-range commitments. Richards questioned the overall amount of the program, submitted to Congress in a special message yesterday. He also challenged the wisdom of making 10- year advance commitments to assist underdeveloped countries in long-term economic projects. 10-Year Program He said he thought it would be better for Congress to state its intention to continue the aid program without committing itsell to .ny stated amount for a specific number of years. Eisenhower asked for authority to spend up to one billion dollars over the next 10 years—at the rate of 100 -millions annually- long-range development projects abroad. Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican lender, greet- request with a statement ed the that: "I do not look with favor upon commitments for 10 years or other long periods for foreign eco-. nomic aid." Nations needing such aid, Knowland said, should look primarily to private investment and "should look primarily to private investment and "should create an economic climate that would attract rather than repel such Investment." Favors Reduction Sen. George (D-Ga), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hadn't read all of Eisenhower's message, but that "I am on record in favor of reducing foreign economic aid expenditures and against long-range commitments." Members of the House Appropriations Committee withheld public comment, but several of *hem indicated opposition to the six ol the new program, which coin- pares with $2,700.000.000 voted for foreign aid this bookkeeping year ending June 30. Of the total Eisenhower request- i, three billion dollars would be earmarked for military aid. In his message, the President told Congres he saw nothing in the international picture "to warrant a slackening of four efforts strengthen the common defense of the free world." He termed the amount he asked "a low price to pay for the security and vastly greater chances for world peace." Sally Brown Is Getting Better Doctors Offer Encouraging Words On Her Condition Sally Brown's doctors came up with their first really encouraging report on the 10-year-old's condition this morning. The official verdict: Sally is showing definite signs of recovery. She is giving evidence of regaining consciousness and is reacting to stimuli. She Is out of shock and took a little orange Juice by mouth. Her leg "looks better" and chances of amputation have been considerably reduced. . But, she's still not out of danger. AH told, that was good news to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brown, parents of the girl who was hit by n car .driven by Richard McCallum of Blytheville Air Force Base. Other Good News Another bit of good news came from officers at the base. With Capt. Rex Fuller as project officer, the base is planning a fund-raising drive to help with hospital expenses. Although Sally is covered by a hospitalization policy, it is certain expenses will be in excess of coverage. Stories of concern over the Browns' daughter continued to be revealed today. A Memphis Negro woman, who formerly worked for the Browns, telephoned to inquire of Sally's condition. On learning that the youngster's life was in danger, she contacted pastors of two churches which the Browns formerly belonged in Memphis and asked them to offer prayers for Sally. The Negro's own pastor scheduled a special moment of prayer for the youngster during services Sunday. Policemen Get More Speeders The roundup of city speeders brought four charges in Municipal Court today. Judge Graham Sudbury forfeited bonds of $10 each when the men failed to appear. Speeders and their rates of speed were Allen Nash, 55 mph; Tuor Walter, 55 mph; A. C. Asha- branor, 55 mph; and George Rambro, no speed listed. Weather Helps Voting In Minnesota Primary By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Election officials reported "fair" to "brisk" early voting today as Minnesotans went to the polls under ideal spring weather conditions in the state's question mark presidential primary. Spot checks established no definite early trend tor voting volume in either city or rural areas. St. Paul voters, also balloting in a municiapl election, turned out in heavy numbers soon after the polls opened. Early voting was reported at a slower pace in Minneapolis. Most farm areas reported relatively light early voting. For the Democrats, It's Adlai E. Stevenson against Sen. Bstes Kefauver of Tennessee, the man Ster venson bowled over at the national convention four years ago on the way to a presidential nomination he said he never sought. This time he Is seeking convention votes—30 of them from Minnesota. So is Kcfauver. For the Republicans, it is President Eisenhower, winning without running or hoisting n foot. He will get 28 votes at the GOP conven- tion next August. Sen. William F. Knowland of California is in the GOP primary in name only. He hopped out of Elsen- hower's way after the President said "Yes" on a second term, but not in time to get his name off the Minnesota ballot. This Is the nation's second primary. Stevenson and Kefauver are on the same ballot for the first time, along with slates of convention delegates pledged to them. So Minnesota supplies » more incisive test than the primary last Tuesday in New Hampshire, where Kefauver picked off all' eight convention votes, Stevenson kept hl« name off the ballot In New Hampshire and didn't wade into the campaign there, although a delegate slate "favorable to him was entered. newsmen after he and other GOP congressional leaders concluded their regular weekly conference with President Eisenhower. Benson also sat in at the session. The Senate passed the ominbus farm bnl last D 'B ht after loading it with amendments the administration had opposed. Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said it contains features that would warrant "three or four vetoes." To Committee The bill now goes to a Senate- House conference committee for reconciliation of the many differences in separate bills passed by the two branches of Congress. Knowland said it is "the hope of everyone, including the President, that the conferees may modify the bill, which we believe is unworkable in' many respects in. its present form." / In reply to a question, know- land said Benson himself concurred in the view that the. bill as it passed the Senate is unworkable. Asked whether Eisenhower also feels that way about the measure, Knowland replied he would not attempt to speak for the President. The vote on passage was 93-2. That was no measure 'of the angry criticism raised against the election year measure. No 'one in the Senate seemed fully happy with the bill, much of it pieced together on the Senatfe floor. Major Issue Democrats, pointing to a five- year decline in farm prices, have already emphasized the farm issue as a major one in the 1956 campaign. The Senate bill contains authority for a soil bank, the major 1956 recommendation of the Eisenhower administration. But several provisions of that program, designed to take land out of production and thus reduce surpluses, were subjected to major revision. And while the bill nominally retains the administration's flexible price support system, that system was supplemented by a "two- price" plan for rice, a similar optional one for wheat, and hedged in by "set asides" which would have the effect of boosting sharply the price supports for wheat, corn and cotton. Final action at about 10:30 p.m. last night followed eight straight days of voting, during which debate was limited, and 11 days of unrestricted debate before that. Compromise Senators Bush (R-Conn) and Flanders (R-Vt) cast the only "no" votes. Sen. Ives (R-NY), said by aides to have suffered a stomach upset earlier, was the only senator who did not vote. Senate passage moved the to the House, expected to bill act promptly to send it to a Senate- See FARM on Page 3 Extends Writs In Comoress Stock Cases Two temporary restraining orders prohibiting final transfer of stock in Dell Compress and preventing declaration of a large dividend were extended in Chancery Court today. The first order pertained to a suit filed by Mrs. Virginia Klemme, of California, against H. Noble Gill. Through her attorneys, Mrs. Klemme charged that Gill misrepresented the value of Dell Compress stock owned by her. She said she agreed to sell it to him for $250 per share and later learned that it was of much higher value. Her attorneys pleaded for and received a restraining order, preventing registration of her stock in Gill's name until the case is heard. That order elapsed today, but was continued by Judge Lee Ward until further orders from the court are issued. Included in the order, in an amended complaint, was the First National Bank. The bank is holding the stock and was prevented from disposing of it in any manner. The second order was asked by Gill's attorneys against the board of directors of Dell Compress. The petition said it was believed that directors planned to declare «. 100 percent dividend on each share of stock. Such would place the firm in a dangerous financial position, the petition declared. Judge Ward, who had granted the restraining order preventing the dividend until today, extended it until May 28. It will apply only to dividends in excess of S8 per cent. Attorneys snld they hoped Vo bt prepared to try the. matters by that time.

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