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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 211 Blytheville Courier Blytlieville Dally News Blytheville Herald . Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Nation's Traffic Death Government Urged: 'Keep Hands Off Local Schools At Educotion Conference; Toll: 30,980 2nd 'S-D Day' Observance Set For Tomorrow CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 31,000 Americans were killed on highways in the first 10 months of this year ^- a 7 per cent increase over the same period in 1954. The National Safety Council hopes the high traffic death toll will drive home to all motorists the necessity 61 driving carefully. The council released its tabulation of traffic deaths for October and the first 10 months of 1955 today to underscore the need for S D Day a 24-hour period sponsored by President Eisenhower's Committee for Traffic Safety when Americans are asked to make an extra effort to drive and walk S^felv 'Tomorrow's event will be the second observance of S-D Day Traffic experts figured the first S-D Day. last Dec. 15. cut down accidents somewhat. Fifty-one per-; sorts were fatally injured on the highways that f.ay. The safety council issued these figures on the eve of S-D Day: 111 A Day From Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 1955, 30,980 persons were killed in traffic accidents. This is an average of 111 deaths a day. But since it includes persons killed on holidays, when more motorists are on the highways, and those who die from injuries after accidents, a county on any one day like tomorrow probably would not approach that 111 figure. The traffic death toll for October vzs 3,920 — up 13 per cent over October 1954 and the largest toll lor any one month since the record high month of December 1941. Ned H. Dearborn, safety council president, connected these figures with the necessity for S-D Day. Some Consolation "If anyone thinks S-D Day is Just a lot of shouting about nothing stop and think about these figures." he said. "S-D Day is a one-day effort lo wake people up. The auto is here to stay, but I have my doubts about a lot of drivers if they keep up this flagrant lack of responsibility on the highways." The council said there was slight consolation in the fact that travel is increasing even more than deaths. Deaths per 100 million miles of travel dropped to six for the first nine months oi the year, a new low. Tomorrow police departments and civic organizations across the country will make a special effort to hold down the number oi traffic accidents in their communities. Banners urging motorists to drive carefully already are hanging across many streets. Tlie Associated Press will tabulate traffic deaths in every state An AP spot survey on Thursday, Nov.17, showed 68 traffic fatalities. WASHINGTON (AP) - A subcommittee report to the White House education conference today called on the federal government to keep its fingers out of local school affairs. Discussing the role of the U. S. Office of Education, the report said: "The contact of Die federal government should be coniined to state level contacts and not made directly with local (school) boards The report, presented to a general session of the conference by James D. King of Brownwood, Tex., represented the consensus of the nearly 2,000 conference participants. It came up through a series of roundtable discussions. The report said that "consideration should be given to the strengthening of the position of the Office of Education in keeping with the importance of education to he nation." Improvements Necessary Previously the delegates had agreed that the nation's schools "are doing the best job in their history" in leaching the three R's but that improvement still Ls "' sir-able and necessary." A number of the 1,800 participating delegates—some others are sitting in only as observers — grumbled that the first of the giant conference's reports lost night was too generalized. There were those who thought the delegates should have given solid backing to modern theories that emphasize adapting the child to his surroundings. But others thought the report should have called for concentrating on the traditional classical studies. The report treaded gingerly between the two lines. It said that "in each school an appropriate balance must be maintained ... to insure wholesome, all-around development of the individual." 14-Foinl Program The report, summarizing roundtable discussions on "What Sould U.S. Expected to Protest E. German Control Switch Our Schools Accomplish," were prepared by Dr. Adam Bennlon, an apostle of the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, and retary of the National Eucation A sn. They came up with a 14-point program, including the middle-of3 the-road position on curriculum and another which suggested teaching "ethical behavior based on * sense of moral and spiritual values." Applifyine this' point, the repbri said the schools must help youtr sters "apply ethical values w' ' will guide their moral judgm Soviet Still Responsible For Sector By JOHN SCALI ,,. WASHINGTON (AP) — The „ i United States is expected to which) protest sharply against mentsisia's claim it has turned Returned over to the and their conduct, and to develop j control of East Berlin. iu nn. the recognition that these values E t German Communist re- stem from' among other sources. ng and religious con-jo their spiritual victions." It added, that, on this point, See EDUCATION on Page 12 Adlai Eyes Florida Primary; GOP Lays Convention Plans Move Seen as Test Of Strength in South WASHINGTON (AP) — Adlai E. Stevenson's warm reception in Florida heightened expectations today he may test his Southern strength in that state's May 29 presidential delegate primary. Stevenson, only announned can- 5 . 461st Pilot Of Hill AFB Is Killed didate thus far for the 1956Demo- cratic presidential nomination, is expected to be joined in Florida I by most of his campaign aides for what may be an early decision on whether to bid for the state's 28 nominating votes. Stevenson lost the state to President Eisenhower by nearly 100,000 votes in the 1952 general election He did not participate in the primary that year. If he runs there in next year's primary, he may face a direct challenge from Sen. Estes Kfau- ver of Tennessee. Delaying Announcement KefauVer is waiting until mid- December, after he has completed reports on juvenile delinquency and Dixon-Yates investigations, to make an expected announcement of his candidacy for the nomination. Kefauver was licked in Florida's preferential primary in 1952 by Sen. Russell <D-Ga> but still got 5 of the 24 votes then allotted to the state. A ew primary law provides for direct election of] delegates but eliminates the separate preference vote. Unless there are unexpected developments, Kefauver's entry would about complete the Democratic field for the primaries, with the exception of "favorite son" candidates. Chief of these is Gov. Averell Harrlman of New York, who says he is available but won't fight for A B51B pilot who had been on, the nom i na u oll . temporary duty at Blytheville Air j gtcvenson has said he will enter Force Base several times this fall was killed yesterday when his Win- Jet bomber crashed in the Mexican desert, near Laredo, Tex. He was 1st Lt. Bernard J. Mullin. No details of the crash were available at BAFB today other ihan Mullin, alone in the plane, crashed shortl yafter takeoff at 3 p.m. from Laredo. He was on a "transitional" flight of local nature and his death had no connection with Operation Sagebrush, military, authorities said Stationed at Hill Mullin was permanently stationed at Hill AFB. Utah, as a member of the 765th bombardment squadron of the 46Ist bombardment wing. He, and his family, wove scheduled t.l move to Blytheville after the first of the year. He is survived by his wife, Nancy and a one and one-half year old child, living at Hill- His mother, Mrs. L. G. Causey, resides at Greenville, S. C. Mullin. whose age and complete military background were not available today, had been with the 46st since December, 1954. A board of air force officers has been appointed to investigate the accident. Hime. Top officials foresee, however, steadily increasing number of harassing moves by the East German Communists in the forthcoming months which could tie up Western traffic to Berlin. Despite Russia's claim that the E?.st German government has full authority, the State Department is reported prepared to reaffirm its view that Russia remains responsible for four-power control o! its sector of the former German capital. This potentially explosive East- West argument broke out again yesterday when i'nl Soviet commander in East Berlin rejected an American military protest over an incident Involving the brief detention of two American congressmen. Representatives B o 1 a n d (D- Massl and Ostenag iR-NY), along with Mrs. Ostertag and a military 1956 GOP convention and a round of speeches j ^"'^n^to/a^"™ Sunday. The bv Eisenhower administration officials were communists contended tha 1 East program items as the Republican National °«™» laws were ™ laled by Committee opened a two-day session today. Chairman Leonard W. Hall said in a statement outlining the schedule that the theme of the meeting was "the solid accomplishments jf. peace and prosperity" by Republicans. Hall brought a personal message vdlm President Eisenhower for de- Ihery to the national committee at it's full-dress session tomorrow morning. Smaller Scale Message from Ike To Highlight Meet CHICAGO (AP) — Groundwork for the PARADE FLOAT — Gagging it up a bit, members of the First Presbyterian Church work on their Christmas parade float which will move with a dozen others down Main Street at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Theme of the Presbyterian float is "Christmas Carols" with children to do the singing. Grouped above are Mrs. Ben Henderson, Johnna Wilson, Mrs. C. J. Wilson, Max Harrison, Mrs.' Jess Homer, Mrs. Johnny Marr, Charles Bright, Ernest McKenzie and Roland Rounsaville, chairman of the church project. (Courier News Photo) KIWAXIS SPEAKER — James L. Blsnd, administrator of the Slate Employment Security Division, will address Kiwanis club members here Dec. 7. Bland has been identified with state government since 1935, sewing on the Welfare Commission, as Executive Secretary to the late Gov Carl E. Bailey, secretary of the Racing Commission and several honorary appointments. the March 20 Minnesota primary and there were that signs yesterday was getting the campaign under way there. Refused Stasscn's Offer P ™u S'^rr 0 ";;:; £ *>«„«»».,« m*™^.! ^^ Reds to Antarctic LONDON <VP>—The Moscow' radio said a Soviet scientific expedition left today for the antarctic. The expedition will take part in an international exploration of the anarc- tic continent in connection with th Although a series of pep talks are scheduled, starting with an address by United States Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. tonight at tile chairman's dinner, political talk on a scale that marked the meeting less than two ^-eeks ago was not expected. ,. 0 .^.... A majority of committee mem-1 powers, bers want President Eisenhower to| run again. T'-ey were cheered by Hall's report after a 45-minllte visit with the chief executive at Gettysburg. Pa.'Monday that he believes Eisenhower will seek a second term "if he feels he is able." Hall's report was coupled with a glowing picture of the President's recovery from his heart seizure. To. Approve Call The national committee was expected to approve a convention call allotting delegate quotas to each state. A preliminary, unofficial computation prepared last March indicated that the 1956 convention at San Fancisco will be made up of about 1.300 delegates, 9-1 more thin in 1952. No final decisions are expected their travel in a U.S. Army staff car equipped with radio telephone. The Soviet commander, Maj. Gen. P. A Dibrova. said the Russians now regard East Berlin as part of what they now term as a sovereign East German government . The American protest rejecting any such transfer of authority by Russia can be expected to make these points: 1. Tlie "United States does not recognize the East German government, let alone East Berlin as On Mongolia Question; Threat of Veto Stirs Resentment in U.N. By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. V. (AP) — Nationalist China's threat to veto Outer MongoTfa's application for U. N. membership — a move that could kill present chances of 17 other applicant nations — aroused growing resentment in U. N. circles today. There was speculation Formosa's own foothold in the international organization might its capita 2. The Soviet Union remains responsible under f o u v-p o.v,' e r agreement for.the normal operation of East Berlin. This responsibility cnnnot be shifted without [i-eement of the three Western Diplomatic officials said it is Moscow's eventual hope to force the West to deal with the East German regime by manufacturing incidents, thus confirming East Germany's alleged independence. be loosened as a result. Though Russia promised 13 vetos—of all non-Cooounist applicants — unless Outer Mongolia and the other four Red candidates n:ade the grade, the Chinese and not the Soviets were the villains to most sources who would comment. Angry diplomats predicted that the i^ a Uonn lists' decision, reportedly made despite two appeals on work o f the arrangements and rules committees. Men Is Held For Robbery Sec AD LA I (Hi Page 12 ' ical Year. Cities to Fiqht For More Money A unlned front to battle for a greater share of highway funds keynoted the 21st Arkansas Municipal League meeting Just ended In Little Hock. City Attorney Elbert Johnson reported that delegates at the session showed determination In getting a greater share b( •highway monies for cities. Johnson and Mayor-elect Toler Buchanan attended from Blythc- vllle. lehru Tells World India Will Stay Neutra CALCUTTA. India t'AP) — With the Soviet Union's two lop leaders listening, Prime Minister Nehru said today the world need not fear that his Russian guests will draw India into the Communist bloc. I Clyde Robert. Myers, from the i Caraway area, is in county jail today charged with burglary and Brand larceny of the home of Hcrschel Bryant, Leachviile. According to the information filed ip i.'-cu". Court. :ye:-3 is char -a with taking in excess of $35 from the home on Nov. 25. He told an enormous crowd, here to welcome Soviet Premier Bul- g.inin and Communist party Secretary Nikitn Khrushchev, that India is sticking to its "basic policy" of not joining any "camp or alliance." Then in an apparent reference to tlie Masts against the West by Khrushchev and Bulgnnin in previous speeches in India, Nehru declared: "We try to be friendly "with all countries whether we agree with them or not. That is the reason Why we refrain from criticizing other countries, even when we disagree with their policies, unless circumstances compel us to explain our viewpoint. Millions of wildly enthusiastic Indians packed Calcutta's streets rna parks to greet the two Kremlin chlels. turnout was believed the greatest in India since tt.c funeral of the late Mohandas K. Gandhi. Speaking just before Nehru. Khrushchev also took nolc ot the Western apprehension. "Indian-Soviet friendship is not lo the liking of certain circles in certain countries," he asserted. 'They are tryng lo wreck il. We realize why. They are afraid that the friendship will consolidate peace in the world." In Municipal Court In Municipal Court today, Paul Blackwood forfeited $111,79 bond on a charge of driving while in- toxica t ted. Bonds of Shelton L. Snider and Robert 1?,. Stritft, of $125 each, were forfeited in a state case. Charge was for hauling for hire without a license. Charles Wright forfeited $50 bond for driving a truck with no identification. i Crowds Stove, Shirt Ignites It was a. cold mornine and W. O. Anders, 50, of Blytheville, Route 1, edged just a bit closer to the stove. He edged too close, though, ie- nited his shirt and was rushed '.o Blytheville Hospital. There, attendants this morning said he had first and second deg''ee burns of the back. He's resting well, they reported. Other contributions are being received at the Courier News office. Mrs. Clara Martin, owner of the I ^,, u ,«; '\ llu [ n f |j; ln r;iinin^ with tin Cotton Bowl Cafe, today offered to Russ j ans to pet the non-Commu- donate morning, coffee receipts to the fund next Wednesday. All money taken from the sale of coffee between 8:30 and 11 n.m. will be turned over to the Goodfcl- lows, Mrs. Martin stated. No Trove/ Problem DENVER Wi — Two armed men who robbed the Denver Tramway Co. office yesterday should have solved their transportation problem for several years. In addition to : 97 in cash, their loot Included 9.08U bus tokens, valued at $1,363. Diet in Bus Crash ROCKWALL, Tex. ov.—A Continental 'railways bus and an automobile collided near here last nMit, killing the automobile driver anci Injuring an estimated 24 of the 28 persons on Ihf bus. Th? man killed was Frank Hall, Rockwall. ir.any friends it might need when the perennial question of seating Red China comes up in the next Assembly. One delegate said if the Nationalist Chinese wanted to commit ^uicide in the U. N., they were u'rjing about it in the richt way Companions of Peiping Sources close to Chiang Kai! >hr-k's representatives said they Nearly $17Q has been added to : b the Goodfellow-Couricr News Christ-;'^ed a stonn m the U. N- mas basket fund during the past; cause they felt they had to oppose week, Dud Cnson Past of American! outer Mongolia $170 Add«d ToGocdhllow Yuletide Fund Jet Hits Housing Area; 13 Killed FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A jet fighter plane which roared out of control on a takeoff, mowed a fire-strewn path through six big Eielson Air Force Base housing units yesterday and killed at least 13 persons. believed through the air. feeding the fires Two more persons are among the mostly civilian dead. which htid broken out in all the buildings. Among the victims was the pilot. The triplet sons of Sgt. and Mrs. Sec CRASH on Page 12 Legion reported today. and a companion of Peiping. 1 Paul Mahon project chairman.; disputed slate, on the oorders said realization of the SI.OSO goal: Soviet Asia and Red China, v mean Christmas plenty for at; least 100 needy families in thisj area. : Containers are in various Blythe-1 ville stores and the Goodfellpw: 'd loosely by China from 1C91 to 1911. The U. S. delegation, one of (iv .. _.. . Nationalists' stauuchosl supporters Monlicello, Miss., veered at almost tfjiic otui^j „.," ",~ —— ' j here, voiced open concern over the booth on Main Street will be open i cllia ' n!r oovenimoiu'.s decision, for donations on Saturdays. | Diplomats pointed out that the Nationalist announcement virtually doomed any chance the United The victims included year-old triplets, whose parents and two brothers escaped. j Tile death toll announced by Maj. John Orr. base public iufor-j mation officers, "included the pi-; lot. Six of ei^ht persons treated aft-: <_•]• [lie crash aiu fire suffered crit-j .cal injuries. Possibly a score nrcmen and volunteers suffered tiom frostbite in the 16-below ^ero wea tlier. Roarm? along a fev feet above' Die ground at an estimated I5ol CABUTHERSV1W.E - Two Ne- i..ilc-s an hour, the F84 piloted byjgro women louncl out the hard way •" Lt. Alfred F. Pounders, 28, oijthat Uttering highways with trash Vl \'iitterbugs' all-! "* J Draw Fines i/n Pemiscof Weatber Confers With Russia U. S. Chief DrleRiite Henry Cibot LoclKC Jr. has been conior- rinq with ftus. in and thp othpr hit; powers in an effort to break the membership di-itrtlork. Differences finally narrowed down to Outer Moiii.'oli: is a violation of a Missouri law pass- left the ed by the recent State Legislature. Claud llacAdams and Christen Ervin pleaded BUilty in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court to littering hicliwiu's and were fined 55 each, plus costs. Lrssie Harris was fined S5 and costs upon a guilty plea to a game ' [j le j violation. I Harry Oodsvy was fined S10 and one' costs upon pleading guilty to driv- bu.klinq 't h r o w i n e it all intoi »'S without an opnators' license, femes," H a inner" recounted! Finos of S3 plus costs were assess"Then it bounced on another build-j ct ' as follows. : n» nnd a win* flew off. Then it; Willie Adams. William R. Peters, - -' down a high-tension power! Jo"™*' Hankms and Wade R. Cole- 90-clc«ree angle as it runway, witnesses said. Exlposion Followed Crash It soared over installations oi tl'p base for about a quarter mile. 11 fn plowed into the housing area Uudy Hamner, an electrical cnsn- nr'er employed at the air base, llu* plane thundering toward six K-umt, apartment houses. "The plane bounced . . ,, , , ., ._ .. ItiM-LUll-MUIl |»1« 1 1 , which the United States ; ], n e .From there it smashed rfcht J man - operators license; iposed but ; >( :r<Mxi not to veto, j ihrouKh an apartment house and! -- - • _____^_______ The rnmibcrVnip (lucsiion is .-Int-; -a-attfred everywhere. " { eel to come up in the Assembly's | ^to a parking lot and ARKANSAS—Fairj Special Political Committee Inle thisj cars." _ increasing cloudi-l week. ] An explosion after the crash lift-j careless and reckless driving; ' " ' ' Herb Porter riRht out ^ win-l Robert Jnckson. improper automo- ; bile license, nnd Eldon Carter, per- Tiie tremendous impact .sent; miting unlicensed person to drive apartment fuel tanks hurtling a car. NORTHEAST this afternoon, .... .... „ F ness and a little warmer tonight j and Thursday with occasional light' rain late Thursday or Thursday j night. Friday mostly cloudy with i occasional rain and mild tempera-j tures. High this afternoon, low to i mid 40s; low tonight, mid to high! 20s. | MISSOURI — Considerable hiph I cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; continued cold this afternoon; not quite so cold north-, west tonight ;.slowly risiiiR temper-i aluves Thursday; low tonight IO--0', high Thursday generally near 30. MiUlmum ycstcrdfiy—.17. Minimum this morning—16. Sunrise tomorrow—fi;48. Sunset to(t»y-4:.'iO. Mi'fm tempeniluri! V.G 5. rr<!clpllnt:on 24 iiours (7 n ni to 'i ;).»!.) IIOI1C. Precipitation -Inn. 1 lo rttilc— VIM. This 1l;ilc l.nst Venr Maximum yostrrclny—57, Minimum Ihh moinlns—32. Precipitation Jan. i lo dale—33.08. Herbert Campbell Booker T. crashing'! Miles, and Russell M, Tanner, im- wrecking • proper automobile license; Cleo Smith and Rex L. Terrell, Oute MoncoUa. Russia; is nushiiiR the applications of Al- dmv to safety ^.^ Bl ii,,- tr j (l . nuncary and Ro- mn nhi. The 13 non-Communisl entries arc Finland. Portugal, Ireland. .Jordan. Auslvln, Ceylon. Nepal. Libya, Cambodia, Laos, Spain. Italy and Japan. Put Her Pen on Map Donkey Needed (In Jet Age, Yet) Blytlirvilli- Air I'nvi'f Bnsp. the home of tins aiva's Jot -IRC. needs a donkey. Or :i 1 uill do In n pinch. Base Chaplain Donald Maxlield is Ihft one. lo contact in case you Vmve a spnl'e. Ho needs il as part ot BAFB Chapel's entry in Friday's Christmas parade.. Englishwoman Seeks Pen Pals Here A 24-year-old English housewife Is looking for a Blythevillc "pen-friend" anrl in doing so, she struck an odd coincidence. In a letter to the Courier News. Mrs. Doreen Clarke, of lilt Klml SI., Middleton. Manchester, Lancashire, England, said she picked this part of the United states by chance. "I just closed my eyes and stuck my pen down on a map of the U.S.A.," she wrote. Not know-in? that Blythevillc is in the largest, cotton-producing county in the South, Mrs. Clarke snid: ' "We live in a small terraced house in a smoky cotton spinning town." She has three small boys and her husband is a butcher. She wrote that the children restrict her activities outside the home so she would like to open n correspondence with someone abroad.

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