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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 4 Blytheville Courier • Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 26, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS With Canada, Mexico: Ike Set to Open Good Neighbor Parley Today By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) — President Eisenhower pulled into town hours ahead of time for his good neighbor conference with Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent of Canada. .— rt He arrived aboard a special train from Washington after Educators Blamed For Stalin Riots Tiflis University Official Fired By Party Chiefs MOSCOW (AP) — The chief Communist organizer of Tiflis University has been fired for • failing to indoctrinate the students with communism successfully and for failing to wipe out national and racial pride. This was disclosed in the March 24 issue of the Tiflis newspaper, 'toown on the East," which reached Moscow today. Told in Magazine The firing of the,university Communist cells' party secretary, S. Djorbenadz, was revealed in an article which said also that the students had indulged in mass cutting of their classes in Marxism- Leninism and dialectical materialism since last September. According to university figures, between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 94,083 man-hours of classes "were skipped without any excuse." The newspaper said the-students organized themselves into groups and went to the movies instead of tt- classes while teachers "lecture in virtually empty auditoriums." . Cite Infractions "Especially 'organized 1 in this way are groups In the West European language and literature faculty (school). Unfortunately they are followed by the faculty of phys- io-," the newspaper said. The paper said that since the beginning of 1956 "there were 176 reg- i^ered cases of students' breaking rules of socialist order and some of the students were punished and, for instance, 41 students were detained by the police during the first IV- months of tihs year." Tiflis is the birthplace of the late Joseph Stalin, who now is under attack by present Kremlin leaders. Officers Punished SEOUL. South Korea OP) — A special disciplinary commission has punished 56 South Korean army officers for keeping concubines. He- cent investigations resulted in 24 dishonorable discharges, 31 suspensions and 1 demotion. leisurely overnight ride, breakfasted aboard his private car and drove to the huge white. Greenbrier Hotel about 45 minutes late There in Inte afternoon he was due to be joined by.the Canadia and Mexican leaders, flying- i from their distant capitals. The first thing the President did was to make a morning golf datr with Sam Snead, the Greenbrie professional. A chill wind whipped across the fairways from.the surrounding mountains, which got s light sprinkling of snow -luring thf night. Waiting at Station About 150 persons were waiting at the railroad station to cheei Eisenhower on his arrival. Another 200 or so were assembled at the entrance to the hotel. The President responded to their applause with smiles and waves. Both President Adolfo Ruiz Cpr- tines of Mexico and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent of Canada arranged to fly to Charleston, W. Va., and ferry here in light planes Va., and ferry herec ght aescD.u suitable for landing at the smaller Greenbrier airport. Neighborly Talks Diplomatic officials said the sole purpose of the gathering, which was Eisenhower's idea, is to afford neighborly talks among the three North American powers. No one could recall a precedent for such a three-way conference. The United States has many common interests with each of the other countries, but aside from a general interest in peace and hemispheric security there are no important issues of common concern to all three. The series of talks will begin this evening. Other sessions are scheduled for tomorrow, winding up with dinner tomorrow evening. All three principals Wednesday morning. Will leave County Cotton Production Up Pemiscot Shows Slight Decrease Mississippi County's 1955 cotton crop surpassed that of 1954 by more than 28,000 bales. Ginning reports from the Department of Commerce were released today. The report showed the county ginned 238,732 bales from its 1955 crop while the '54 crop yielded 210,023 bales. Pemiscot County showed a dip in production. Recent ginning figure on its crop had it producing 119,231 bales. From its 1954 crop, the county's gins turned out 123,860 bales. Five Lakes Club Wins Supreme Court Fight LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Five Lakes Outing Club of Critte:iden County has the right to build levees across outlets of M-'d Lake and Cleaver Lake where they join the larger Horseshoe Lake, the Arkansas Supreme Court held today. The 4-3 decision reversed Crittenden Chancery Court which had ruled for the Horseshoe Lake Protective Association that Five Lakes must remove dikes it constructed. In another' case involving east Arkansas lauds the Supreme Court unanimously ordered a reassessment between the Lee-Phillips Drainage Distrio' and the Beaver Bayou District of costs of improving Lick Creek Canal which runs through both districts. The opinion modified a holding of Phillips Chancery Court. In the Crittenden case the protective association contended that Horseshoe Lake in conjunction with the two smaller lakes constituted a navigable stream and that therefore Five Lakes had no authority to obstruct It. The Supreme Court Majority «greed that Horseshoe is navigable. But it added: "What we have here are two smaller lakes Joining with a larger and although the smaller lakes join with the larger, they are not a part of the larger. And larger a rise of the water In the lake, causing a rise In the smaller lakes In no way affects ownership of the smaller lakes. . , The Five Lakes Outing Club owns title to the 'beds bjf Mud and Clear Lake* ind therefore tat* Uw right to build levees across these lakes." The majority opinion was written by Associate Justice Sam Robinson. , . •Associate Justice Paul Ward, J. S. Holt and Minor Millwee dissented. They would have upheld the Chancery Court. In the second case, Phillips Chancery Court had ordered the Lee-Phillips Drainage District to pay 93 per cent of the cost of cleaning out the 5.75 miles of Lick Creek Canal situated in the See FIVE LAKES on Page 2 Mission Group Meets Tuesdoy Incorporators and interested per- sons'In Blytheville Rescue Mission will meet at,Attorney Frank Douglas' office at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow for the purpose of electing members to the mission's board of directors. Mission Manager Paul Klrklndall emphasized that all persona interested In becoming incorporate™ or otherwise Interested In the work of the mission are invited to attend. "We hope to have each church in the city, represented at tomorrow's meeting. It is especially Important that Incorporators be present tomorrow," KlrUndtU MM. PRETTY RECRUIT — Bobbie Jo Blagg of Dell constitutes just about the prettiest recruit Army Sgt. Mike Frost has got to .sign on the dotted line since he has been stationed in Blytheville. She's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Blagg and leaves tomorrow for Fort McClellan, Ala., where she'll undergo eight weeks of basic training. Later, she'll be assigned to a stenographic training school. (Courier News Photo) '< Senate-House Conferees Get Farm Bill By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON } (AP) — A Senate-House conference committee takes over the task of rewriting the election year farm bill. Subject to later approval by* bolh the Senate and the House, the five senators and five representatives will decide between r/.- id and flxible price supports means of determining parity prices, provision of the soil bank plan and other regulations governing farmers' actions this year. Sen. Ellender (D-La), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and head of the Senate conferees, still talked hopefully of an agreement before Congress begins a 10-day Easter recess Thursday. Major differences between the two bills made that appear unlikely Benson Won't Appear Rep. C.ooley (D-NC), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, called 'off a scheduled appearance tomorrow by Secretary of Agriculture Benson before his committee. Benson was to have discussed various prbvisions of the Senate bill with commitete members, but Cooley said he wanted to head off "any more propagandizing" by Benson. Instead, Cooley said, he would ask for Benson's views in writing Cooley said he acted after a news story quoted Benson that his meeting with the House group would give him a chance for further "missionary work" on the farm bill. "Facing Facts" "It's too late to do any missionary work," Cooley said in r.n interview, "We're facing the facts We don't want Mr. Benson to use our committee room as a forum. The Senate bill includes provisions for .a new $1,200,000,000 soil bank plan, 500 million dollars additional funds for price support buying of perishable farm products, new "domesti parity" plans for wheat and rice, and a variety of other proposals. None of these has been formally considered by the House. By contrast the House version is simple. It calls for restoration of mandatory 90 per cent of parity supports on cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts and an increase in the minimum level of dairy supports from 75 to'80 per cent of parity. Retail Merchants Recommend Plan The Retail Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce today recommended that City Council adopt a proposed plan lo provide new parking regulations and easier movement of downtown traffic. The action, based on a traffic survey made by a Chicago engineering firm, Is In no way final or binding on the Council. It represented a feeling of the merchants In attendance at a preliminary discussion of the project. City council will hear and clls- cuu the traffic proposals at an open meeting tomorrow at I p.m. In * H*U. Pakistan Rebuffs Reds; to Back SEATO, Baghdad KARACHI, Pakistan W) — Pakistani leaders in a reaffirmation of their ties with the West have sounded a ringing "no sale" to the neutrality overtures of Soviet Russia's traveling salesmen. President Iskandar Mirza told the new republic's National Assembly in Its first session that Pakistan stands by the Baghdad and SEATO pacts in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. , Praise Pact Prime Minister Chaudri Mohammed AH and visiting Premier Adnan Menderes of Turkey in a joint communique praised the Baghdad Pact as "purely defensive and not directed against the national interest of any country." Soviet Russia recently switched off its tirades against Pakistan and ! turned on the charm. Premier Ni- 1 kolai Bulganin said Russia could give economic aid to Pakistan. Soviet publications made it clear that] Pakistan to qualify would have to ; divorce itself from the Baghdad ! and SEATO pacts. I The Baghdad Pact includes Pakistan, Britain, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. The Southeast Asia pact includes Pakistan, Britain, the United States, France, Thailand, the Philippines, . Australia and New Zealand. UN Council Meets to Air Mid-East Peace Mission Hammarskjold May Be Sent To Trouble Area By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. -Y. (AP) — The. U. N. Security Council gathered today to take up a U. S. proposal that would send Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to the Middle East. Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. waS expected to inroduce such a resolution formally soon after the 11-nation council convened this afternoon at his request to discuss the potentially explosive situation along Israel's borders with her Arab neighbors— Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The American resolution asks Hammarskjold to undertake urgent discussion with all parties concerned and with the U. N. Palestine truce chief in Jerusalem. Canadian Maj. Gen. Edson L. M. Burns. It asks him to arrange adoption of measures to "reduce existing tensions" along the armistice lines. Timetable In Doubt The big Western Powers had hoped that the resolution could be approved today. Hammarskjold had intended to leave right after Easter for London, Paris and the Middle Eastern capitals. But Arab maneuvers over the weekend put this timetable in doubt. permission to participate in the Delegate Rafik Asha of Syria and Edward Rizk of Lebanon first informally requested postponement of today's meeting. Later, instead of following through with formal requests for postponement, they said they would ask council debate without a vote. If the Arabs speak, so will Israel, and this will prolong the debate considerably. Asks Postponement The Lebanese government, meanwhile, announced It would ask the council to postpone further discussion for a month and then to permit all four of Israel's Arab neighbors to speak. But last night an Arab source said he understood the'Lebanese delegate had not received' any instructions to request a postponement. The U. S. resolution requests Hammarskjold to arrange particularly for withdrawal of the Israel and Arab forces from the armistice lines, lull freedom of movement for U. N. observers border areas and local arrangements to prevent incidents and detect armistice violations. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy tihs afternoon; not quite so warm north and warmer southeast and south- central portions; partly cloudy to cloudy and colder tonight and Tuesday with occasional rain likely extreme north Tuesday; low tonight 30-35 northeast to near 50 southwest; high Tuesday 40s northwest to, 60s southeast. Maximum Saturday—83. Minimum Sunday—31 Minimum this morning—52. . Maximum yesterday—6fi. Sunrise tomorrow—5 :54, Sunset today—«:17. Mean temperature—37. Precipitation 24 hours 7 »,m. to 7 |).m.)—none. Precipitation J»n. 1 to date—17.33. This Dilr l.ul Year Maximum yesterday—53 Minimum this morning—30. toB J«n, 1 to daU—!>.>!• Vic 1 'rev Suit Is Set For April 27 CARUTHERSVILLE — Pemiscot County's mandamus suit involing the judges of the County Court and Prosecuting Attorney James (Tick) Vickrey has been set for trial April 27. A motion filed by Ward and Reeves, Carutuhersville law firm representing Judge Sam Buchanan and Basil Barksdale, was discussed in Circuit, Court here Saturday. Judge Arthur Goodman of Kennett overruled the motion-to dismiss the case on grounds that the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction in the appropriation of secretarial funds for the prosecuting attorney by the County Court. Goodman was selected to preside over the case when Vickrey got a change of venue from Judge Fred Henley of Caruthersville. Tile prosecutor is trying to get Circuit Court to force .the county to approriate $1,925 to pay the salary of a secretary for the prosecuting attorney's office this year. LOOKING TOWARD ELECTION DAY — The six Arkansas members of the U. S. House of Representatives sign papers in connection with their filing for re-election. They are (left to right) James W. Trimble, Brooks Hays, W. T. Norrell, E. C. Gainings, Wilbur D. Mills and Oren Harris. All filed for re-election Saturday. All are Democrats. (AP Photo) Senate Committee Scores Sadism, Violence in Movies By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Juvenile Delinquency subcommittee said today rt had found increasing emphasis on "sadism, brutality and violence" in the movies. In a report on "Motion Pictures and Juvenile Delinquency," the subcommittee said the movies along with comic, books and television "have a tremendous influence on the young child in his early development." • .. • .•• , 'I' "While once again, as with the comic books and television, no wealth ot scientific data can be given as a casual relationship between delinquent behavior and the mass media," the report said, "it is quite clear that professional people generally view the presentation of brutality and violence in these media as definitely deleterious to the personality development of normal, predelinquent and delinquent children." Tile subcommittee said it was advised that motion pictures "could provide the many so-called 'trigger mechanisms' that may initiate and provide the content for antisocial behavior on the part of emotionally disturbed children." Year of Study Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn), the subcommittee chairman, said in a statement the report "cultmates a year of intensive study" by the group. "Once the industry realized that we were not concerned with tne entire motion picture output but on those pictures that dwelled on brutality, violence, sadism and crime, they quickly joined with us in taking a critical look at a certain portion of their product," Ke- fajver said. Tiie report said, "It is honestly believed that the majority of the people in the film-making business, the great majority, are sincere in their efforts to make good products." Nevertheless, it went on, the production of Western and crime movies "has remained constant or increased slightly" while "the production of noncrime movies has decreased greatly." Opposed to Censorship The report said the subcommittee definitely was opposed to censorship of movies and felt "the industry generally does a fine job in regulating itself." However, it said it had found many difficulties in administering the industry's motion picture production code, among them that See SENATE on Paste 2 Curfew Restrains Cyprus Violence By L. S. CHAKALES NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The population of Cyprus went back to work as usual today after the British ended their unpresedented 24-hour curfew on the east Mediterranean island colony. One killing and some minor vio-3. . lence were reported during the 4 a.m.-to-4 a.m. restriction the British ordered to ' prevent an outbreak yesterday on Greek Independence Day. Leader Sought But with Cypriots free to rosin the streets and countryside again, there was a fresh threat of violence from pro-Greek islanders seeking to get rid of their British colonial government. There were recurring reports, also, that another general strike might break out later this week. British intelligence agents pressed a search during the curfew for the mysterious chieftain of the Cypriot rebels. They had been tipped off that the shadowy rebel leader, known only as "Dig- hennis' aftera legendary Greek hero, was disguised as a black- robed Greek Orthodox priest The British governor, Field Marshal Sir John Harding, ordered an absolute curfew in 35 cities and a limited curfew elsewhere to avoid possible violence on the 135th anniversary of Greece's independence from Turkey. More than 160.000 Cypriots were sealed in their homes in the 15 cities during the curfew. Outside the cities, the rest of the island's 500.000 Cypriots were restricted to the immediate vicinity of their homes, virtually the entire 18,000- man British garrison and the en- Sec CYPRUS on Page 2 USO Dance And Party Set For Wednesday Service men of Blytheville Air Force Base will be entertained at a dance at American Legion Hut Wednesday night. Junior hostesses for the affair are still needed. Mrs. C. Q. Redman, city USO chairman, said the Legion will make the hut available for the dances. This week's affair is being sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary and begins at 8 o'clock. A Negro airmen's party will be held Wednesday night at Harrison High School gymnasium. Ethel Green is chairman of the Negro USO division and junior hostesses for this affair should register with her. Vera Goodrich is junior hostess chairman for the dance at the hut and junior hostesses should register with her at Franklin Press for the Legion dance prior to Wednes- da> night. Mrs. Redman pointed out that fjrls between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible and need not live in Blytheville. Demos Eye Alternate Candidates As Adlai, Estes Tour California By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some Democrats casting about for alternates' to the two active seekers of the party's presidential nomination speculated yesterday about three governors — A. B. (Happy) Chandler of Kentucky, Averell Harriman of New York and Frank Lausche of Ohio. The- active candidates, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Adlnl Stevenson, focused their attention on California's June 5 primary, their last direct clash. Kefauver Is campaigning there: Ste- venson'plans to fly th.re later in the week to talk with campaign workers. Ruder w Hall Republicans were gcner• ally quiet on political mutters over Ihc weekend, but OOP Nnironnl Chairman Leonard- W. Hall took on his Democratic counterpart Paul M. Butler in a sometimes noisy CBS television debate from Philadelphia. When Butler asked whethere the people can hope for successful guidance of foreign affairs if President Eisenhower delegates duties to others. Hall retorted that "the President has not asked that any powers be delegated at all." Hall accused the Democrats In Congress of "stalling" on new farm legislation, and said tills might cost farmers a billion dollars this year. Butler pointed to a big gain |n the proportion of Democratic to Republican votes in last week's Minnesota primary, and said this Indicated dissatisfaction with ad' ministration policies, including it* farm program. Talk of Others "Republicans weren't in the Minnesota primary," Hall replied. "We were on the sidewalk watching." Since Kefauver upset Stevenson in Minnesota, there has been increased talk among some party members about other possible candidates. Several have boomed Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who says he Is not a candidate. A weekend report from Chicago Indicated that thd Stevenson camp regards Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri as a dark horse contender of growing strength.• dov. Allan Shivers of Texas declined to say yesterday whether he would back Johnson for the 8m POLITICS on Pa«c * Car, Truck, Store Ricochet Ends In DWI Charge Trial for Bill Dunnavon of Blytheville was continued until Wednesday in Municipal Court today following the defendant's second arrest in a week for driving while intoxicated. Saturday, a car driven by him struck a parked Cecil Lowe Grocery truck, knocking the truck into the front door of the store. Lowe reported no one was Injured though "the store was pretty full of people at the time. No one happened to be standing near the door When the accident occurred. Dunnavon was arrested Friday on the same charge. He Is free under 1400 bond. Lowe wild estimates on the damage to his truck ran to MJS. He said he thought It would take poanlbly as much as »200 to repair daman* to UK Jiort front.