The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1956 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—N0..3 Blythevllle Courier •Blytluviile Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevlll* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY,'MARCH 24, 1956 TEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Khrushchev Worried? Stalin Attacks Said Warning From Leaders WASHINGTON (AP).— A high State Department official said- today that sensational Russian attacks on the late Joseph Stalin's one-man rule may have been designed to make it difficult, for any Soviet leader to rise above "the ruling clique." if, if. # Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy gave the first de- I ... ; tailed official comment here on \f _,^ — !»••• •» f the repudiation of Stalin in a I llllflVlflVlH S speech prepared for a luncheon ' I UUX/JIIJ W IU <* meeting of the George Washington University alumni. He said the current "rewriting of history" in Russia is a "startling example" of the one-sidedness of Soviet education which •^ • lAf* produces acceptance of opinions Urn ft lA/mnAP handed down from the govern DILI W IIII Id ment "without question and with •*•*! ••«•••*•• out understanding." Machinery Reorganized While the Soviet leadership is now emphasizing collective rule Murphy asserted that "it may be significant" that the party machinery apparently has been reorganized to Include more people with ties to Nikita Khrushchev the Communist party boss. He implied that the State Department is watching this develop- lavia s Tito Seen As Winner Officials Say He Played Key Role in Attacks By TQM WHITNEY NEW YORK (AP) —, One big winner from Nikita Khrushchev's denunciation of Joseph Stalin is another Joseph — better known as Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia. , Diplomatic sources here indicate Tito may have played a key role In persuading the top Soviet leaders they should openly denounce Stalin for his rule of terror. Later this year Tito is scheduled to go to Moscow. It will be a triumphal trip ior one of the few Communist leaders who ever defied Stalin and lived. Tito is the man who only little more than three years ago was being pictured in cartoons in the Soviet press as a dog and an ex- ecutloner-in a Gestapo .uniform.. The Communist party newspaper Pravda now uses a respectful "Comrade Ttto" when it discusses events in Yugoslavia. Soon After Death The rapproflchment between Tito and the Kremlin began soon after Stalin's death. At first it moved slowly Diplomatic relations were normalized. The Soviet press dropped its anti-Tito campaign. In private conversations in Moscow, Khrushchev admitted to the Yugoslav ambassador that the fault for the break had been the Soviet Union's. In early 1955 there was a heated exchange, however. It was caused by Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov's speech at the Supreme Soviet In which he attempted to picture the improvement in Soviet-Yugoslav relations as the result of Yugoslav repentance for past sins. Tito attacked Molotov for his statement. The Russians replied in effect by repudiating Molotov This set the stage for the trip of party boss Khrushchev and Premier' Nikolai Bulganin to Belgrade. The initiativ came from the Soviet side—and Tito accepted the proposal. Took Blame When Khrushchev arrived in Belgrade he made an airport statement taking the blame on the Soviet Union ior the difficulties between the two countries. He said however, it was the fault of the executed police chiefs, Lavrenty Beria and Victor Abiku- mov Tito listened in silence. The trip resulted in a general ur.' -• standing between the IAVO men. But it's believed Tito rhada clear to Khrushchev that there would hnve to be an open break wi'h S':a!inism before. Yugoslavia could consider moving closer to the Soviet camp. Khrushchev went back to Moscow. Later in 1955 there was another journey of a top Soviet leader to Belgrade, little notice <n the world's press but the great significance. Annstas Mikoyan, first deputy premier, took his vacation in Yugoslavia In early autumn. He Sec TITO on Page 10 Two Schools Schedule Clinics Sudbury and Yarbro schools today announced dates for their preschool roundups—physical examinations for children who will enter those schools this fall. Sudbury, PTA president Mrs. Harold Sudbury announced, has Kheduled its roundup for the County Health Unit office on April 12. Children should be on hand to register between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Dr«. John Elliott and George Vernon will be to charge. Children who will enter Yarbro school for the first time this fall should register for the roundup on April 4 between 12:30 and 1 p.m., MM. P. N. Cragl, Yarbro PTA health chairman, announced. Their examinations will follow ur'or the direction of Drs. Jo« Beuley and Oharlw c/nig, ment closely to determine whether Khrushchev, despite his denunciation of Stalin and of one-man rule is moving to-grab ultimate powei ior himself. Facts Lacking Murphy said the Slate Department still lacks "factual information" in the'reported denunciation of Stalin at last month's Communist party. Congress in Moscow. News reports from Europe and unofficial information received bj the State Department say that Khrushchev called Stalin a murderer and a blunderer in the course of a lengthy speech not yet made public. Election Boycott Urged in Tunisia French Colony Elects First Legislature Under Home Rule TUNIS, Tunisia Itf) — Opponents of the powerful National Front have called for massive abstentions tomorrow when Tunisia elects its first legislature under its new status of enlarged home rule. The National Front is expected to sweep all 98 seats in the new National Assembly. Other main groups refused to offer a slate of candidates. The Communists put up about 20 candidates, largely for propaganda purposes. The National Front includes the Neo-Destour party of nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba and strong representation from farmer, shopkeeper, trade union and independent, groups. 150,000 Voters Tunisia has 750,000 eligible voters, all men. The only big question was how many would vote. The old Destour party, which has faded in influence in recent years, and the dissident Neo-Destour faction of exiled Salah ben Youssef have called for a boycott of the election. French police used fire hoses and tear gas to break up a howling demonstra.ion by Ben Youssef's followers Thursday in.Tunis. Ben Youssef, directing his faction from Cairo headquarters, insisted there was no point in sponsoring candidates because all of his group's newspapers have been closed except one and the leaders h?.ve been exiled or- imprisoned. Ben Youssef is willing to settle for nothing except complete French evacuation of Tunisia., He is- a bitter opponent of Bourgu'iba. The latter returned home last June after three years in exile. , Name Insulting UGLEY, England (Ft— From now on the-ladies club in this little village will be known ,'as the "Women's Institute Ugley branch,' instead of the "Ugley Women's Institute." -. '.' , . ... Members, who decided to make the chagge said it was too much trouble to keep explaining that the word is pronounced "Oogley." BHS Band Grabs Top Honors Blytheville High School's band departed yesterday morning for competition in the Northeast Arkansas "District Band Festival at Jonesboro. The band came off with superior ratings In marching, basic movements, playing, carriage, special maneuvers and inspection. Musicianship came in for its share of plaudits from the judges, too. The band participated in concert, sight-reading, solo and ensemble events held during the day at Arkansas State College. Marching events were held at Woodland Field there last night. Concert and sight-reading were not up for judging although in' the latter, judges remarked in relation to the BHS students, that they did "excellent" work. Concert judges said the overall strength of the band is good, but Director Bob Lipscomb said there is much detailed work remaining prior to the state band festival in Hot Springs on April See BAND on Page 10 Non-Crisis Affoirs: Ikes Talk with Canada, Mexico Chiefs to be 'Neighborly Chat f By DOUGLAS LARSEN' NEA Staff C orrespondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — It's .time for neighbors to have a quiet, friendly chat about neighborhood affairs. So a bookkeeper, a law professor and a soldier are going to shelve the-world's cnse: briefly to consider some special, non-crisis affairs of North America. This is the character of the meeting of President Eisenhower, Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines of Mexico in the plush Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., March 25 to 28. The first job of President Ruiz, at 16, was as a bookkeeping assistant. Honest, efficient bookkeeping up through many government jobs accounts for his success today at 63, They tell the story of President Ruiz's visit to a Mexican resort when he was a lesser official. He asked the clerk for a quiet room where he. could work on some governmental problems. But when the clerk gave him a room priced at 100 pesos (about SB), Ruiz replied, "I'm sure I can work out my problems in a room which costs,about 25 pesos." Rooms at the Greenbrier start at about $35 per day. Unpretentious as President Ruiz's tastes are, however, he insists on fresh .lime juice for breakfast every morning as an aid to, digestion. The law professor of the neighborhood trio is Prime "Minister St. Laurent, who has much in com- CANADA'S ST. LAURENT: At home, he was bi-lingual. mon with President Ruiz. At 75 St. Laurent is a quiet, conservative man of simple tastes, possessed of great mental vigor. Born in Compton, Quebec, his Dulles Tells Nation US Foreign Aid Is Vital to Free World By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEB WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles left no doubt today that the administration intends to make an all-out fight for its embattled foreign aid program as a "vital" weapon in the new conflict with communism. "If we wish to see the free world preserved and enlarged," he told the nation last night, "we must help, or forces of despotism will take control." Dulles reported by radio and tel-* — ' MEXICO'S RUIZ: Everywhere he goes, fresh lime juice. mother was Irish and his father French. "I just thought that there j was one way to talk to my father | and another way to talk to my j See IKE on Page 10 6 Months After Heart Attack Finds Ike Working Longer By MARVIN L. AKROWSMITH ' WASHINGTON (AP) — Six-months ago today President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack. Now he's running for re-election. In between there has been plenty of drama. The word from Denver last Sept. 24 stunned the world. Few believed that day as Eisenhower lay under an oxygen tent that he ever would seek another term. The prayers that day were that he would live. But five months and five' days later, on Feb. 29, the President pronounced himself "a recovered heart patient" on the basis of reports from his doctors, and announced he was available for a second term.. • By that'time; the announcement came 'as no surprise. All along the physicians had been reporting steady . progress, and on Feb. 14 they said' Eisenhower appeared fit for "another 5 to 10 years" in a job like the presdiency. Snow Again Hits Northeast NEW YORK Wl —'The Northeast, barely recovered from last weekend's paralyzing snows, was hit today by a spring snowstorm. .Five;to 10 Inches of snow was predicted for New England. This third storm in nme'days started In most areas during the night with fain, then changed to snow. It brough highway crews out with plows and sand. The show was. expected to end In mld-a,ft*rnoori. By mldmornlng (lye Inches of snow had fallen In northern Connecticut, three inches In Rhode Island and Boston. Bight InohM t*U at Junutown, N. Y., and a 5,1-inch fall at Syracuse, N. Y., brought the season's total there to a record '131.4 Inches. Just before 9 a.m. In New York City the temperature dropped from 40. to 30 degrees and the rain changed to snow. With the city's .streets only just cleared of last weekend's 18.1-lnch fall, the Weather Bureau cheerfully predicted that this snow would melt quickly. It said 2 to 4 inches probably would fall. Snow fell in parts at New Jersey nnd Pcnnsylvrnln while rain pelted oUur Mellon* at tboi* it»U». That delighted Republican leaders. The delight changed to jubilation when he made his re-election bid. Part-Time President? But from some Democratic quarters there came immediately a contention that seems likely to resound throughout the campaign—that Eisenhower would be a part time president. ! Eisenhower himself said he was giving up some of his ceremonial duties as a host and was delegating to associates some work he used to handle personally. But he a)so said "there is not the slightest doubt that I can perform, as well as I ever have, all of the Important duties of the presidency." When he first returned to his White House desk Jan. 9, the President limited his business day to about six hours. He got In a midday rest prescribed by his doctors, nnd still does. Longer Hours But lately he has been working longer hours .sometimes Into the evening. And he has been getting to a few social functions of the sort which were drooped (rant his co'eir'Tr ."Hog"' '^v for a wh 1 '" fiat rn^d wit Also popping up >g»ln on Iilslphoon at IMS. dally engagement list are guests in a category which just about disappeared for a time. Last week he greeted the 1956 Easter Sea) Girl, received 4-H Club award winners, and went out into the White House rose garden to say a few words to the United Service Organization workers. Yesterday the White House announced the President will throw out the first ball at the season's opening) baseball game here between Washington and New York on April 17. • James C. Hagerty, press secretary, also said yesterday the President hopes to go to Augusta, Oa., April 9 or 10 for a week's vacation. evision on his first-hand impressions of conditions in Asia where he visited 10 countries during the past three weeks. His report generally was an optimistic one. He said he was "encouraged" about the future of Asia even though "soviet and Chinese economic tactics are a danger." The one spot in the Far East where "conflict most threatens," he said, is the area of Formosa, the Nationalist Chinese stronghold long sought by the Chinese Reds. He noted the United States is the Communists on a renunciation of force there. Must Want Ties Dulles said he came back from his trip "more than ever convinced of the- vital importance" of American foreign aid, both past and future. But he said this country has no desire to dominate other nations, and "does not seek lies of mutual defense with-any country whatsoever" unless that country wants such ties. It wants only the independence and improvement of the free nations, he added. His speech thus was designed in part as an appeal for American support of administration foreign policy — particularly the foreign aid program now in Congress— and in part as a reassurance to the Asian peoples of American" respect for their aims and their way of life. The new foreign aid program calling for $4,900,000,000 was sent to Congress by President Eisenhower- Minrtay. P/ayirifT on Fears The President furthermore asked authority to pledge up to 100 million-dollars-a-year for 10 years to long-term foreign construction projects. That feature, as well as the increased size of the program, is already under sharp congressional criticism. Dulles said Russia "is .trying to insinuate" its technical experts into key posts in lands which the Russians "hope to dominate." He reported that the Soviets are also playing on Asi?n fears of Western colonialism and holding out bright promises of economic assistance and industrial development. "But I found," he said, "that the leaders are quite aware of the danger of penetration by international communism, and of the fact that Soviet and Chinese Communists' economic lures generally so with a hook and line that leads to Moscow or Peipinp:." Other Points Dulles made these other specific points in his report: 1. The present lack of diversified and industrialized economies in their countries "is the weakness which Asian leaders above all want to cure." 2. Despite Communist propaganda that the United States seeks war, Dulles found "no evidence whatsoever that the leaders with whom I talked believe that (he United States wants war." 3. The Asian leaders he met— they included Prime Minister Nehru of India—"desire the United States to be strong and that that strength should continue to be a sort of protective umbrella over other free nations—that was the clearest single impression that I received." 4. Dulles did not tnlk with anyone who wanted the United States to disarm by itself or to join in a disarmament program with Russia and other nations which might turn out to be one-sided "because of evasions by others." First Typhoon Spotted TOKYO l«—The first Pacific typhoon of 1956 was spotted today in the Caroline Islands about 500 miles southwest of Guam. The storm, with center winds up to 87 m.p.h. was niorlng northwestward. The U. S. Air Force named It Sarah, rosumtnK the a!"^abellcal soquc'icc with Ruth, the last ty- Big Gift to Y NEW YORK «P) — The YMCA yesterday announced a gift of $500,000 from John D. Rockefeller Jr. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy coo- lo north portion this afternoon and In south portion tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and cool. Lowest tonight, 34 to 44 with scattered light fvost. ' MISSOURI — Partly cloudy and colder this afternoon; fair tonight, colder extreme southeast, low 3530 north, 30-35 south; lair Sunday, warmer west and north, high 5055. Minimum this mornlne—44. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunrise tomorro"- -5:57. flimsel today—6:15. Menu temperiitiire—57. Prcolpltntlon 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—nonr. ' PreflpHrxtlon Jnn. 1 to (lute—17.33. Tlih Dale I.asl Year Mftvirnmn -r-tentny-ftS Minimum UO inornliik—30. Precipitation JOB. 1 to d>t«—U.T9. City Receives Two Population Counts; One Is Unofficial Blytheville received results of two population counts today. The official U. S. Bureau of the Census figure was 17,804. Mullin-Kille Co., the firm which recently published a city directory for the city and a three-mile radius, said it lists 20,780 living in the area it covered. Mollet Declares Mid-East Arms Embargo a Must By PRESTON GROVER PARIS (If)— Guy Mollet, French Premier, declared today that "some kind of arms embargo" must be established for the Middle East under control of the United Nations. The Premier's declaration was made to a group of visiting American editors and commentators who have toured across North Afr rica, through the Middle East and part of Europe. A number of them expect later to go to Russia. . Asked About Germany Mollet addressed the score of editors in his official office-residence. They questioned him about the large number of Communist voters in France, about French doubts about German rearmament and about, affairs in North Africa. "In America," one editor said, "we are frightened by your attitude toward Germany. You seem more afraid of Germany than 01 communism." "That is not correctly stated, ' Mollet replied. "What has been frightening to us — and it might come even yet—is that Germany may turn out to be an ally of Russia. For that reason we are keen to bring Germany into the West so she could not be free to chose some new alliance." + Mayor Toler 'Buchanan said;today he has been notified that the 17,804 figure will be official lor Blytheville. A special census count was recently completed in order to learn the city's population gain since the official 1950 census placed the count at 16,234. Increase of 1,750 persons will, it has been estimated, reflect in, a S4-per-person increase in funds turned back by the state. If the $4 per person estimate to accurate, BlythevilLe will be enriched $6,280 per year at least until the 1960 official census. Cost of the project has been estimated at $3,000. Although the larger Mullin-Kille Condemnation Suit Is Filed The city of Blytheville today filed a second condemnation suit to force a land owner to permit laying of the new sewer system. This action concerns laying of a trunk line and construction of a pumping station on land owned by W. N. and Elise O. Goodrich in Lot 2 of the Judd Addition. The defendants are residents of Percy, III, Price, offered for use of the land was $100. figures covers persons living up to three 'miles outside the city, its counts are accepted by certain market publications. Holy Week Rites For Catholics Are Changed The new times for church services for the coming Restored Holy Week were announced today by the Rev. Amos H. Enderlin, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church here. Climaxed by a midnight mass on Holy Saturday of the coming week, the new changes were not made to create a novelty or "something different," Father Enderlin pointed out ,but made for the benefit of helping to "re-live" the sacred events of the closing days of Christ's life. Originally the Holy Week rites were performed at the same hours and days that the sacred mysteries occured but a shift in economic conditions in 1642 forced Pope Urban VIII to alter the times. They have now been restored by the Sacred Congregation of Rites as approved by Pope Pius XII. Mass on Holy Thursday, the anniversary of the Lord's Supper, begins, at 6 o'clock p. m. Prayer service, including the unveiling of the Cross and Communion, starts at 6 Good Friday night. On Holy Saturday night, blessing of a new fire, the Easter candle, water, etc., begins at 10:45. The midnight mass then officially brings Lent to a close. Priests will hear confessions before and after all services and Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 4 to 5 in the afternoon and 7 to 8:30 at night. Kefauver Keeps Up Hot Campaign Pace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An increasingly confident Sen. Estes Kefauver kept up a hot campaign pace in California today after extending a peace offer to pro-Stevenson forces he upset in Minnesota's Democratic presidential primary. Adlai Stevenson, admittedly no longer the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Chicago regrouping for what may be do-or-die tests against Kefauver in Florida May 29 and in California on June 5. The two also will clash before then in delegate contests in Alaska and the District of Columbia. In Washington. Sen. Lyndon Johnson, the Democratic Senate leader, bided his time as he tried to make up his mind whether to go after endorsement as a "favorite son" presidential candidate from Texas. His decision may come in a few days. . Johnson Boomed Some fellow senators, mainly Southerners, 'have raised Johnson's nnme as a possibility for the head of the 1956 Democratic ticket In the event of a deadlock at the party convention In Chicago In August. Sources close to Johnson said yesterday lie Is concerned lest these senatorial boom- Itte b« construed us moaning ha might try to head off somebody else's candidacy, He said, recently both Stevenson and Kefauver "are friends of mine." Meantime, another name cropped up as a possible "dark horso" candidate. An informant close to the administration of Gov. A. B. (Happy) Chandler of Kentucky said in Frankfort yesterday ri-iends of the governor believe this would be the logical time for Chandler to say he's available. 68 Votes Chandler declined comment on the report, but the Cincinnati Times-Star said it had learned the Kentucklan "Is in the process of setting up a nationwide organlit- tlon to support his candidacy." Kefouver, in the midst of * hand-shaking swing through part* of Southern California, said In Los Angeles yeslerday ho saw "a lot of work to be done Here." But, he nclded: "I am confident we will SM KEFAUVK* Ml FH* M

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