The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 22, 1956
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r BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMMAMT AKKAMBAS AND SOUTHEAST ICS8OUM VOL. LH—NO. 1 Blythevllle Courier BlythevlUe Dally Ne Mississippi Vtlky Leadtr Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS/THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1956 TWENTY PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* Middle East Peace Move Asked by US Suggest UN Secretary Go to Area By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) _ The United States is asking th» U. N. Security, Council to assign Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to a peace mission aimed at keeping Israel and her Arab neighbors from each others' throats. U. S. Chief Delegate Henry.Cab- ot Lodge Jr. put in a resolution last night calling on Hammar- skjold to confer urgently with both sides and secure adoption of measures to reduce tensions along the Holy Land armistice lines. The resolution specifically proposed: 1, A general pullback of forces from the frontiers. 2, Pull freedom of movement for U. N. observers in border areas. 3, Local arrangements between Israeli and Arab commanders to prevent incidents and detect armistice violations. Hammarskjold was asked to report back to the council within a month after adoption of the resolution. British Flan Lodge entered the resolution only a day alter he had called lor an urgent council meeting on the Israeli-Arab crisis. The coun cil is expected to meet early next week. The New York Times in a dispatch from London said Britain has completed a plan for "effective military action within 24 hours should an Arab-Israeli war . break /out. The object of the plan plan woudbet keep the cnflict from spreading throughout the middle East. The times said Britain reportedly would use her army, navy and air forces now concentrated on Cyprus .and elsewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean area. The British would act under Uie three-power declaration of 1950 pledging the United Stales, Britain and France to maintain Israel's existing frontiers and try to prevent the' outbreak bf war in the Middle East. The U. S. resolution to the council—reportedly backed by Britain and France — also asks Hammar- skjold to find out whether Israel and the Arabs are complying With Israel's four 1949 armistice. agree- dan and Lebanon. On a Middle East visit last winter, Hammarskjold got. Egyptian- Israeli agreement to his proposals for pacifying the El Auga demilitarized strip. He later said all concerned in the area had promised to settle conflicts peace fully. In the Middle East, meanwhile Foreign Minister Moshe Sharetl renewed Israel's plea to buy arms from the West. He declared thai •Egyptian Premier Qamal Abdel Nasser would not be impressed by warnings of U. N. action. Holy Week Services Set First Christian Sire Of Noontime Rites 'Holy Week services, under sponsorship of Bltyheville's Ministerial Alliance, have been scheduled for First Christian Church and will begin Monday. Services will be held Monday through Friday from 12:25 until 12:55. The seven sayings from the Cross will provide devotional themes. Here's the schedule of pastors: March 27—Harold Eggensperger and Louis Emmert. 27—Chaplain Don Maxfield and Harvey Kidd. 28—W. L, Rains and W. H. Cook. , 2S—Carl Johnson and James Rainwater. 30—C. Franklin Pitts and O. M, Sanford. Last Jap ROW To Be Released TOKYO (let— The Allies today ordered parole after March 30 of the la*t Japanese major war crlmina in Sugamo prison, on completion of 10 years behind bars. He is MaJ. Oen; Kenryo Sato, last of the 18 Japanese wartime leaders still imprisoned by the 1 11-nation Allied Military Tribunal, Six of the IB died in prison from illness. CLOTHES MAKE THE WOMAN — Staging a raid on Mommy's chest of drawers while her mother's out shopping, three-year-old Julie Pearce of Epsom, England, gets ready to doll up in grownup's clothes. Julie "has a general idea of what comes first, - but at left she -seems to be pondering how to get into that bra. At right, having mastered the intricacies of her mother's, underclothing, Julie seems to have gotten herself into a new mix-up. U.S. Proposes Trial Inspection of Arms LONDON (AP) — Seeking'to replace years of talk about disarmament with concrete action, the United States wants 40,000 to 60,000 square miles of Russian and American territory opened to international arms inspection teams. The U. S. proposal for a preliminary test of disarmament controls was made last night at a meeting of the five-power U. N. subcommittee on ' disarmament, between the two top military powers, It is aimed at paving the way' to a comprehensive program of controlled arms reduction. Britain and France earlier this Week submitted an arms control plan linked-to a., general disarmament pact. Subcommittee delegates referred the American plan to their governments. It may not be taken up again here for a week. New Atom Test The U. S. proposal came a. few hours before otficials here and in Washington disclosed that the Soviet Union has launched a new series of nuclear tests. There were no details, as to what type tests were carried out, 1 but presumably they were held in Siberia. Information presumably was obtained through checks • of radioactive material in the atmosphere. Western observatories in northern Japan recorded increased radioactivity in rain and snow which fell this week. Recent Explosions Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the U. S. Atomic, Energy Commission, said in Washington the Russians had exploded a nuclear device "within the past few days." He said it was the fifth Soviet weapons test announced by the United States in the past eight months. Soviet demands for an immediate ban on nuclear weapons have long been a stumbling block in East-West disarmament negotiations. The U. S. pilot plan for testing disarmament controls was presented by Harold Stassen, special assistant on disarmament to President Eisenhower. It calls for the United States and the Soviet Union each to open up 20,000 to 30.000 square miles of their territory to inspection teams representing the five U.N. subcommittee members—Britain, France, Canada, Russ}» and the United States. The Inspection teams would carry out various forms of grounc checks, make aerial photographs make tests of port control and then report back to' the subcommittee with their findings. Stassen suggested the demon stration areas .should Include non secret military installations, fi cilities and units; at' least one port; an airfield; and a railroad terminal. Russia's subcommittee representative, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, .had no Immediate- comment on the U. S. proposal. Britain, France and Canada were reported to have expressed agreement" in informa talks outside the subcommittee sessions. Stassen also. proposed an exchange of technical missions by the five subcommittee nations to study disarmament control and inspection methods. Borgnine, Magnani and 'Marty' Hollywood's Top Oscar Winners By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD (AP) — "Marty," the movie originally made as a tax loss to offset big grosses of. two Burt Lancaster Westerns, emerged today as .the Oscar-winning picture. It also won the top male acting Academy Award last night for Ernest 'Borgnine, an actor who only earned $2,300 in his profession three years ago. He is worth at least ?150,000 a picture with Oscar behind him. Anna Magnani, the fiery Italian, now in Rome, won the top feminine oscar for her performance in "The Rose . Tattoo." ' Roused from sleep to be given the news, she shouted: "It's great . . . I feel just as if I'd built the Colosseum—It's all an earthquake Remember: Tox Deadline April 16 With less than' one month remaining before the deadline for filing Federal income tax returns, Blytheville office of the Internal Revenue Service today issued a reminder that taxpayer assistance days are still offered from 8 to. 12 noon each Monday. The deadline is April 16. "Requests for Individuals for extensions of time in which to file returns will be carefully examined before approval," Olln S. Godwin, district director in 1 Little Rock said. "If seems- to me that :,wlth the extra 30 days now granted Individuals by statute, that Is, until April 15, our requests should be considerably leu than In prior yean," the director said. Y Plans Annual Membership Dinner Annual Y membership dinner has been scheduled for Friday, April 6, at First Presbyterian Church. Announcement of arrangements was made by Jimmle Edwardi, chairman of the membership committee. • '•••• .--"•'. - - • Thl§ meeting calls together IT members to whom the board of di- nttors and staff make Uwlr reports on work of the organisation during the past 13 months. ; • The dinner wHI be served by Women .of the Presbyterian Church. Membership committee members In charge of the event are Oliver Richardson, Mrs. Walter Day, OH Smyth, 0. W. ICapp, Paul Poor, John Oaudlll tad Wwards. inside.' The supporting actor award *went to Jack Lemmon, the comic Esn. Pulver of "Mister Roberts." Jo Van Fleet, the madam -mother of James Dean in "East of Eden," was named the best supporting actress. Best Screen Play Besides earning best picture, and best actor awards, "Alarty" also won an Oscar for the best screen play for playwright Paddy Chayefsky. He wrote the tender story of a lonely butcher first as a television play. Delbert Mann, who directed "Marty" on TV and then for his movie debut, won the best direction award. "Marty" was produced by the team of Harold Hecht and screen star Burt Lancaster. , • Lancaster gave much of the credit tor "Marty's" success to newspaper advertising. He told a reporter that the film cost only Sec BORGNINE on Page 6 Neqro USD Party To be March 28 i A USO party lor Negroes has been scheduled for. March 28, Mrs. C. O. Redman, Blytheville .USO chairman, announced today. ..;'.Junior hostesses are still needed lor'the affair, Mrs. Redman stated. .-• •• "' • •'• ,'" • ' They may register with Ethel Green, junior hostess chairman, at Elm Street School, or telephone her at home U 2-2156. .Olrls between the ages of It and 30 are eligible: The party .will be In Harrimn High School gymnasium, Trip Hinges On Luxora Student Play Twenty-four Luxora High Schoo seniors have their hopes of a post- graduation trip to Florida pinn« today on three performances their class play. They'll present "Meet Me at the Prom," today at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m and 8 p.m. Directed by C. W. Gulley, the play features Juanita Shoemaker, Janice -McOlaughlin, Tommie Olive Joe .Oakly, Terry Chun, and Jane Woolverton. Prices are 15 cents for adults, SO cents for students. Seniors plan to use proceeds to send them to Daytona Beach, Fla the day after graduation for "a. long as the money-hold*, out." They have sold |915 worth of pro- gra mads and hope the three performances will provide them with a long stay-at the beach. . Included in the entertain/new will be » Jan band, the starllghter* from "ttanlla, and acts by loca talent. '. • ' Judge Gets Taste PHOINIX, Aril. (*)-Clty Magistrate C. W. Penslnger, who announced recently that he was going to mate it rough on traffic law violators, will appear in hli own court next Thursday—to answer a traffic citation. Patrolman .Norman J. Ir- vln said, the M-yur-old magistrate ran a red light. nick Action Is Pledged On Compromise Farm Bill Moderately Optimistic: Gongress Chiefs Hear Duties Far East Report WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary o£ State Dulles today gave Democratic and Republican congressional leaders a "moderately optimistic" report on his just-completed trip to the President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon sat in as Dulles made his report to 28 leaders of Congress at the White House. "Our Marco Polo secretary* made some jaunt," said Sen. Wiley C RW i, in reference too. les' 19-day journey to 10 Asian nations. keynote sounded by several Congress members after today's session was that Dulles had painted a temperately optimistic picture of conditions in the Middle East and Far East. "Moderately Optimistic" Sen. Bridges (R-NH), chairman of the GOP policy committee in the Senate, said Dulles' report "was on the moderately optimistic side." ' . Bridges said the report "point: ed up some of the serious aspects"- of the situation, but that the emphasis was on "the improvement" Dulles regards as haying come about. "To me the report was mildly optimistic. It looked as if we had some Improvement in the whole general picture. Some Trouble Spoil "Of course, there are still some trouble spots. But tm the whole things appear to be a little bit better than they have been." Upon his return from his Asiatic trip late yesterday, Dulles said in a statement at the airport he feels the Southeast Asia Treaty Or- ganizalon "Is growing In vigor." SEATO and "our other security arrangements," he said,: "are providing a shield against armed- aggression behind which independence and economic and social welfare" are developing in free Asia. Report to Nation Dulles plans to review his trip" in a broadcast talk tomorrow night. Reports from Dulles' Asian tour indicated he remains convinced that the administration's proposal for limited long-range foreign aid authority is important to the success of the American aim of keeping the Asian countries outside the Communist orbit. Prisoners Flee PemiscotJail Find Loose Bricks ' Near a Window CARUTHERSVTLLE — Three prisoners escaped from Pemtecot County jail here at 9:30 p.m. yesterday, the sheriff's office said. Walter Truman Starkey, -held for burglary and larceny; Jesse Roy Ward, held for burglary; and Gilbert Sherill, awaiting a new trial for child molestation, broke out by removing bricks near a window on the second floor of the jail. Other prisoners could have escaped if they had wanted to, the sheriff's office said. The escape was discovered shortly after 10 p.m. The men were described as follows: Starkey, 22, five-feet, ten inches, 165 pounds, brown hair, hazel W es : Ward, 21, five-feet nine, 155 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes; and Sherill, 27, five-feet eight, 135 pounds, red hair and freckled. Leochville Man Is Held On Rape Charge Jim Bishop, of Leachville. was held in Municipal Court today to await action of Circuit Court on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape. He was freed on >1,0(>0 bond. Municipal Court's action was in the form of a preliminary examination and not as. a trial. Judge Graham Sudbury bound Bishop to Circuit Court 'after hearing evidence several d»yi ago. On the itand, Bishop denied allegations. • Mistaken Identity OKLAHOMA CITY (/T>> — Robert Simmi ropejoy, It, • was fined $7 for taking a bite out of a stranger's hamburger. Officers said Pope- Joy walked over to a-booth at a cafe, took the* sandwich off a plate, took a bite and put it buck. He Mid he thought he knew the ham- bur:r>ow™r, but h« turned out to bt * »tranter., ' Special Session On Segregation EARLE, Ark. (AP) — A special session of the Arkansas General Assembly to take steps aimed at preserving racial segregation in public schools will be sought by a group of state legislators. British Press Protests Visit Of Red Police Chief Serov Is Checking Security Plans For Visit of Top Brass LONDON I*)—Ivan A. Serov, the Soviet police-chief, flew into I^on- don today to double check security plans for the Khrushchev-Bulganin visit. 'A howl of protest in the British press and elsewhere preceded the arrival of the hard-eyed successor to the executed Lavrenty P. Beria. Serov showed up in a Soviet' jet airliner whose details have not been disclosed to the West. The British press has dubbed Serov "Ivan the Terrible." He has been pictured as responsible for mass murders and deportations throughout Eastern Europe fh World War II. "Serov the Thug is here today." blazoned the Conservative Daily Mail. Meet With Scotland Yard The Liberal jviancnester Guardian termed the tight-lipped policeman, "the odious Gen. Ivan Serov" and the Daily Sketch called him "the most sinister man in Russia." The Foreign Office announced Serov and a party of his top lieutenants were flying here to consult with Scotland Yard on plans to guard Prime Minister Bulganin and party chief Nikita Khrushchev during their 10-day visit beginning April 18. "The choice was made by the Soviet government who were no .doubt aware of the kind of reaction which might be expected to this selection," a Foreign Office spokesman told newsmen a few minutes after Serov's plane landed. Met at Airport The current visit of former Premier Georgl Malenkov and the coming state tour by Bulganin and Khrushchev aroused only mild opposition here compared with the trip by Serov. Serov guarded Bulganin and Khrushchev , during their tour of India and Burma. Russian Ambassador Jakob Malik and Cmdr. Leonard Hurt, head of Scotland Yard's special branch, were at the airport to receive Serov. Serov flew here from Moscow in a" gleaming silver white civilian version of Russia's top secret, four-jet warplane, the TU104. Little is known of the plane's performance in the West. The current edition of "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" soys it is capable of carrying an atom bomb from,Moscow to London at speeds In excess of 500 miles an hour. Sally Makes Progress; No Decision on Leg . Sally Brown, the 10-year-old accident victim of last week, continued -t& make some progress in Walls-Hospital today. She has showed signs of regaining consclousnesc and !» beginning to talk at times. Doctors snld no decision will be made for several weeks on what U to ix done to her right leg. Rep. Lucien C. Rogers of Crlt- tenden County last night confirmed a report that he "is circulating a petition asking for the special session among members of the General Assembly. "So far, I've asked 25 members to sign it, and 22 of them signed as fast as they could write their names," said the 58-year-old farmer. No date has been set for presentation of the petition lo Gov Orval Faubus', said Rogers, who was chagrined that.his move had been uncovered. Meet Today i Rogers said the governor's 6- member advisory committee on segregation was to. meet with Faubus today and "sort of lay the groundwork for us." "We 'didn't want this thing to come out until then," he said. At Little Rock, Faubus said only that he had. heard of the petition and would consider it. The governor, who has failed to act on' another demand for .a special session, said he didn't think a special session was required at this time, but added it is possible for the picture to change. Arkansas law provides thaLonly the governor can call a special session. A petitiori signed by every member of the Assembly would have no legal weight. The law also limits the Legislature's deliberations at a special session to the matters for which it Was convened. , Three St. Francis County Legislators yesterday added their voices to that of Rogers in pleading for a special session to deal with racial problems. Sen. Fletcher Long and Reps.- Knox Kinney and Harold Wood made their plea in a letter to the governor. Roge,rs said his petition makes no mention of segregation, asking only that a special session be convened "to pass on special school bills." However, he sdded that he will See LEGISLATORS on Page 6 Recess Work Probable By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Cooley (D-NC) said today a compromise farm bill may be ready for final action. shortly after Congress returns from its Easter recess April 9. Cpoley, as chairman of the- House Agriculture Committee, will head House conferees who will meet with representatives of the Senate in an effort to compromise vastly different farm bills. "We're not going to stall," .Coob ey told newsmen. "I'm going to try to get the conferees to work ' over the recess. We're going' to try our best to compromise our differences with the senate and get -out a good bill." Hints Veto In a broad hint that he might veto a measure which resembled that passed Monday night by the Senate, President Eisenhower told his news conference. yesterday it ^ is unworkable and not a good. bill. He voiced hope that the Senate- House conferees "may write a. good bill, and one which can really be helpful to the farmer." That seemed to be a slim hope. Conferees are not free to start from scratch. Their assignment is to recommend compromises or the scrapping of provisions'which are in disagreement bewteen the two branches. Opposes High Supports The administration" opposes the only two major provisions of the hill the House passed last year— a return to rigid price supports on five basic crops and, a hike in the minimum support 'level lor dairy products. The Senate bill contains authority far the administration's soil bank, designed to take land out of production of crops now in surplus, but the Senate added features of its own. Other provisions of the Senate measure are a similar boost in' dairy price supports, two-price support programs for and rice, surplus set-asides and other. proposals the administration opposed. On a related issue, the House voted 215-195 yesterday to reject the recommendation of Cooley's committee and approved a Senate bill calling for a two-year, 160- million-dollar school milk program... Tunisian Rebels Clash with Police TUNIS UP)— Hundreds of Tunisian nationalists, flying rebel flags, clashed with police and security troops here today in a demonstration for complete, immediate independence from France. , Fire hose's and tear gas grenades finally routed them after a 45-minute flight. Police arrested several dozen persons and seized their flags. No one was reported seriously injured. The demonstrators were followers of Salah ben Youssef, an extreme nationalist who advocates cutting all this North African protectorate's ties with France at once. New Steps Taken To Halt Speeding Municipal Judge Graham Sudb.ury today established an increased bond requirement in speeding cases and Police Chief Charles Short said reckless driving citations will be used more frequently in an effort to control fast drivers on Blytheville streets. , After consulting with Short, — bury said that beginning today, speeders must post at least a $15 bond upon arrest. In addition, officers have been instructed to cite motorists for reckless driving in cases of excessive speed and extremely careless maneuvering their cars. Bond for reckless driving is set at $36.75, which Includes court costs. Until today, a $10 bond was required of persons cited for speed- Ing. According to Sudbury, that fee was set by City Council some years ago by resolution. Not Effective Such action, Sudbury said, "Is of no effect and not binding" on Municipal Court. He Instructed Short to ignore the resolution because "bonds are a matter for the court to determine, not City Council," under Arkansas law. Most speeding offenders do not. appear in court for trial, and thus, their bond* are forfeited. Short Indicated his office™ will enforce strictly the speed limit*. ClW ordinance provide! minimum In SFKHMMG M Fa«i « Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy and continued cooler this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, continued cool tonight, somewhat warmer Friday afternoon. High this afternoon near 50; low tonight mid to high 30s. MISSOURI: Fair northwest, clearing east and south this afternoon and tonight; warmer west portion this afternoon; Friday generally fair and warmer; low tonight 25-30 northeast and In the 30s elsewhere; high Friday 50s east and in the 60s west. Minimum this mornlng-^J. Maximum yesterday—Si. SunrlBfl tomorrow—8:00. Sunset today—8:13. Mo»n temperature—40. Precipitation 24 houri (7 a.m. to T p.m.)—none. . „ Precipitation J»n. 1 to d»te—11.31, Thli I»te Uil Y»r Maximum ye«t«rd«y—«0. Minimum this morriln«-JO. FrKlpltitlon J«n. 1 to 4»l»-IJ.Tt,

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