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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 5 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS/TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS UN Delays Mission To Middle East Plan to Send Hammarskjold Is Threatened By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. (AP) — A new Arab-de__ ing action today threatened U. S. plan to send U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold on a Palestine peace mission. In Damascus, Premier Said el Ghazzi told the Syrian Parliament his government wants the U.S. proposal shifted from the Security Council to the General Assembly. Western sources feared the Soviet ; Union, in line with its recent pro- ! Arab policy, would suppprt such s Syrian move. The 11-nation council agreed yesterday to postpone a vote on the American proposal at least until next Tuesday so Israel and her four Arab neighbors—Syria, Egypt Lebanon and Jordan—could speak on it. Oppowd By Lodge JThe delay was opposed by Chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., who called on the council to waste, no time in "setting into motion the full authority of the United Nations to deal with the present ominous drift." Should Syria succeed In getting the American proposal transferred to the General Assembly, the larger U.N. group might not be able to act on it until late fall or early winter. Syria made no secret of her op. position to the U.S. plan. El Ghazzi told the Damascus Parliament the proposal is contrary to Arab Interests and contains "completely new matters that should be debated and voted upon in the General Assembly and not the Security Council." To Reduce Tension The U.S. resolution would have Hammarskjold, in conferences •with all governments concerned, seek agreement on measures to reduce the explosive tensions ge« U.N. on Page 5 Heart Attack Fatal to Central Metal Foreman Ralph E. Spears, 38-year-old Central Metals plant foreman, was stricken with a heart attack this morning and died before arrival at Chickasawba Hospital. Spears, from Indianapolis, had lived in Blythevilie just 13 months, at 1112 W. Ash. Besides his wife Mrs. Katharine Spears, he is survived by 10 children. They are James E., in the Army at Ft. Carson, Colo.. Donald L., also in the Arrny at Camp Chaffee, Robert E., Ralph, Jr.. -Danny, Michael. Sandra Sue, Linda, Audrey and Teresa. Other survivors include his father, Barlow Spears of Tompkinsville, Ky.; a step-father. Lester Raines of Indianapolis: three sisters, Mrs. Audrey Snelson. Mrs. Nina Baker, and Mrs. Jean Miller, all from Indianapolis: and two brothers, Tim Raines and Newman Spears, of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but Cobb Funeral Home this morning said the body will be returned to Indianapolis. Young'uns-About J,400 of 'em- Only part of the crowd which attended yesterday's performance of the Wizard of Oz at Blytheville High School auditorium is visible in this picture. School officials who joined in sponsoring the children's stage production said 1,400 children and 100 adults were crammed into the High School auditorium. The very little people sat two to a seat. And about 250 were turned away for lack of seating space. Elementary School Supervisor Miss Winnie Virgil Turner said the turnout Is indicative of a need for more performances for young audiences. (Courier News Photo) 2 Presidential 'Darkhorses Gain. Sen. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stuart Symington and Gfov. Averell Harriman Council Meet Starts at 8 City Council will hold a special meeting at 8, p.m. .today in City Hall to consider parking and street traffic regulations. I A report from George W. Barton | & Associate, traffic engineers, willl *T__. tf< be discussed. • op Jv* Extensive changes in metered- zone parking and traffic movement reguglations will be debated. The meeting Is open to the public. gained new support yesterday as possible candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. • Neither is now an active candidate. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, who is, followed a slightly less strenuous campaign trail yesterday in California, where he is campaigning for votes in the June 5 primary. He will clash there with the other currently active candidate Adlni Stevenson, the party's unsuccessful standard bearer in 1852 Kefauver won their first direct test, in Minnesota a week ago. The boost for Symington, a Missourian, came in the form of an endorsement by that state's Democratic committee. .Adopted unanimously, the resolution made no reference to Symington a "favorite son." The resolution is subject lo approval by the Democratic State Convention. Boomed By McKlnntir Harriman, governor of New YOI-K, was boomed by Frank E McKinney of Indianapolis, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the Truman administration. "If and when he announces," McKinney told newsmen at Indianapolis, "he will find that he has quite a militant group backing him in the states west of the Alleghenies." , • Harriman, vacationing at Kobe Sound, Fla., declined comment. An aide to the New York governor said at Albany there has been no change in Harriman's status as a "not active" candidate. Harriman had been quoted Satur- See POLITICS on Page 5 Ike Explains World Policies to Chiefs Of Mexico, Canada By JOHN. M. HIGHTOWER '. 'WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, w,,va. (API — President Eisenhower, Canadian Prime. Minister Louis St. Laurent and President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines of Mexico opened a wide ranging survey of world problems and U. S. foreign policies today in their North American summit conference. arrand Foster Rosenthals Said To be Improved Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Rosen- thai, who were Injured a week ago .Sunday in a Highway 61 collision, were listed by their hospital today asin a "fair condition." The report shows an improvement is their conditions. They are In crtytenden County Hospital in West Memphis. Harry Farr and P. D. Foster, Jr., were nominated last night for president of Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce. ' The Jaycees will vote on new officers at their April 9 meeting. Bill Hrabovsky Is outgoing president. Other nominees Include Jimmy Pearson and Bryce Layson, second vice president; BiU Williams and Dan Caldwell, secretary, and Bobby Smith and Bill Stovall, treasurer. Runnerup In the president's contest will become first vice president. Joe Swing, David Miles, Frank Ashby, Bruce Ritchie, George Anderson and Nick Powers were nominated for membership on the board of directors. Three will be elected from this group. Solly Brown Begins Long Recovery Sally Brown has started on the long road to recovery. Doctors feel encouraged by the progress the 10-year-old accident victim has made thus far. She wai hit by an automobile on Main Street on March It. Since that time, (he hit remained in a Wall* Hospital bed and regained conjcloumen only lait week. • At tint, It wai feared that her badly damaged right l«g might not survive the accident. Now, however, doctors say that barring complications, the kg ap-' pears to be safe, though It will need additional lurgery In the future. This Initial phase of Sally'i recovery is expected to extend for more than two monthi . . . poa- albly three. After that time, doctor* wiU begin taking slept to try to restore her let to lu formv UMlulaMi, Ike Jokes About 'Big To - Do Over Poisoned Drinks By MARVIN L. ARHOH'SMITH WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) — Declaring "I havent' drunk 'pop' in years," President Eisenhower joked today about the question of whether anyone put "poisoned" ginger ale aboard a private railroad car he later used. Even though the President took* the incident in a light vein, Secret Service agents and railroad. investigators were pressing an inquiry into the illnesses of three persons who drank the ginger ale. Secret Service Chief U. E. Baughman said "It may take three or four days to run this thing to earth." Eisenhower's reaction to the matter was given to reporters by Walter J. Tuohy, president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Had Breakfast With Ike Tuohy had breakfast with Eisen hower, and said the President laughed about the episode. He quoted Eisenhower as sying: "They are. making a great to-do about this ginger ale business." Tuohy said Eisenhower turned to him and asked with a laugh: "Who are they trying to get — you or me? It must be you. You .are the .'pop' drinker. I haven't drunk pop in years The private car is normally used by Tuohy. Tuohy said he drinks no alcoholic beverages. Eisenhower takes an occasional scotch and soda. The inquiry by Secret Service agents and railroad detectives Is directed first of all to trying to locate the empty ginger ale bottles. They were tossed from the private "car while it was enrqute from Huntlngton, W. Va. ,to Washington last Thursday evening. ' Howard Skldmore, CAO public relations director, put out a state ment last night saying three persons who drank ginger ale aboard one of the railroad's private cars las. Thursday evening later became 111. Two were hospitalized, Before Ike Boarded It Baughman said he wanted to emphasize that the soft drinks in question were not aboard the car when Elsenhower rode It from Washington to this resort 'or con Terences with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. Elsenhower boarded the train Sunday night »nd arrived here yesterday morn Ing. "We don't think there has been any plot aimed at the President," Baughman said. "But we do want to find out all there 1< to know about the situation, . . ." 'We want to find out whether , to IKK M rat* ' 'Five Leave For Army Exam Two Missing Five men left here yesterday for Little Rock to take armed services induction examinations. They were Allen Julian Bush, Joseph Benjamin Cooks, and Clyde Roland Morris, all of, Blytheville; Robert Earl Johnson, ,WiIson; and Franklin Dee Shoemaker, of Osceola. April quota for the local selective service board 'is two men. Two men, who failed to report January la, reported yesterday the board announced. They were Max Jordon Stout, Marianna; and John William Turner, Lepanto. Anyone knowing the whereabouts \ ot two missing men has been asked U> contact the board. They are Clifford. Eugene Jones, Lansing, Kans., and Henry Johnson, Salinas, Calif. Young men reaching their 18th birthday must bring a birth certificate or statement from their parent* verifying their birth date-and place when they come to the board to register for the draft, the announcement said. Local board is located in City Hall. Committee Meet Of/ A meeting of the Base-Community Council publicity committee has been postponed from Its original time of 7:30 p.m. today. It will be held at Blytheville Air Force Base headquarters building at 7:30 p.m. a week from today. . A conflict of meetings was the reason for the postponement. L/tt/t League Meeting There will be * meeting of all men Interfiled In Little League a* tlvitles tonight, starting «t 7 o'clock In the upstairs office of Ark-Mc FOWK CO. The Mexican and Canadian leaders looked to Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles for a fu exposition of American policies, including moves in the Middle East crisis. U.S. officials indicated Eisenhower and Dulles were prepared to cover the globe during the one scheduled business meeting of the While ' Sulphur Springs session. Other gatherings have been will be mealtime talks. Fifteen minutes before the meeting began In the plush presidential suite of the Greenbrier Hotel Eisenhower, St. Laurent and Ruiz Cortines posed on the lawn four minutes for pictures. Started Last Night The good neighbor meeting got going last night on the basis of dinner tab! xchangs. Eisenhower took part in the formal round of talks apparently not aware that three persons were stricken last week after drinking ginger ale aboard the private railroad car in which he traveled from Washington to White Sulphur Springs Sunday night. Both the U.S. Secret Service, which guards the President, and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad were investigating the affair. "We don't think there has been any plot aimed at the President." said Secre tService Chief U. E. Baughman, "but we do want to find out all there is to know about the situation." Aside from today's business session, the conference schedule included a luncheon meeting and a closing dinner tonight with Eisenhower playing host to Canadian Prime minister Louis St. Laurent and Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines. The North American Big Three opened their unprecedented meeting with a dinner / last night. Ruiz Cortines sat on 'the President's right; St. Laur'ent, at his left. Their foreign ministers and other advisers were ranged around the long table in the Greenbrier Hotel. The talk was entirely informal and the atmosphere cordial and friendly, said White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty. Although no formal toasts were proposed, Elsenhower raised his wine glass at one point and declared his "hope and desire for health, happiness and friendship Sec WORLD POLICIES on rage 5 Legion Plans Benefit Dance A dance, with Johnny Greer and Ills Southernalres furnishing the music, will be held at American Legion Auditorium Satuddy night. Entire proceeds go to the American Legion Junior Baseball Fund. . TlckeUt, selling for S2 per couple, are on sale at Floyd White Shoe store and Singer Sewing Machine office. Admlwlon In $2.50 at the or. Tl'- dunce is scheduled Is begin at I o'clock. Delay in Farm Bill Costing Farmers, Benson Declares WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary o£ Agriculture Benson said today that each day's delay in congressional enactment of the administration's proposed $1,200,000,00 soil bank program is costing farmers "badly needed income." "Time is running short,"'he said. "Already it is so late that it would be difficult to put the soil bank fully into operation so as to help farmers this year." Benson made his remarks in a* statement submitted to the House griculture Committee. That group is making a study of the Senate's farm bill while a Senate- House conference committee tries to iron out differences between the measures passed by the two branches of Congress. The conferees called two sessions today in a drive to send a compromise to President Eisenhower this weekend. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas said congressional leaders are trying to dispose of the farm legislation before a 10-day Easter recess that begins Friday. Johnson said the conferees were reported to be making "good progress" on a compromise. The omnibus bill passed by the Senate last week carries provisions for the soil bank as well as provisions which would ' boost— against administration opposition —price support levels for a number of crops and dairy products. . Cancelled Invitation Benson had been invited to appear before the House committee today but Chairman Cooley (D- NC) canceled the invitation. Cooley said he did not wish to give the secretary opportunity to use the committee as a forum for Gathings Reports On Farm Bill Took Gathings notified Hays Sullivan, Burdette farmer, today that "all limitations have been eliminated from the farm bill." Sullivan said he feels sure Gathings had reference especially to the proposed $100,000 limitation on loans to any one farm. doing additional "missionary work" in behalf of administration proposals. The House committee is sharply at odds with Benson over his insistence that the present flexible price support system be continued. Conceding Cooley's right to cancel his appea ranee before the committee, Benson sent copies of his statement to the group and made it public. "Remedial farm legislation has been placed high on this administration's priority list," Benson told the committee. Since Jan. 9 He reminded the congressmen they have had the Eisenhower recommendation since Jan. 9. reviewed the proposals in the White House message, and restated administration objections to price support bill. After of the 10 conferees yesterday afternoon, Sen. Ellender (D-La) reported "good progress." Ellender, Senate Agriculture Committee chairman, said he was confident a compromise hill could be ham- See FARM on Page 5 features of the Senate three-hour first session USIA Proposes Big Increase In Propaganda Plans . WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Information Agency proposes to step up its propaganda efforts by more than half in hopes of countering Russia's new political-economic offensive. USIA Director Theodore C. Streibert asked a House Appropriations subcommittee to recom mend 135 million dollars in thi fiscal year beginning next July 1 an increase of about 55 per cent Committee Seeks New Apartments Points to Title I FHA Loans As Possible Answer Blytheville realtors today began attacking the city's rental housing shortage in a new manner. The Housing-Commercial Committee of the Air Base-Community Council is sponsoring an educational program on Title I FHA financing in an effort to ci'eate more smal. apartments. Title ^f permits people to borrow up to $2,500 to repair or improve an existing structure. Realtors have pointed out thai many homes-could contain a smali apartment simply by adding bath and kitchen facilities to a large bedroom. Estimates Available The committee pointed out tha free estimates are available form Builders Supply, Delta Lumber Huffman Brothers Lumber, Mississippi County Lumber, Robinson Lumber and Wright's Supply companies. Some people, the committee pointed out, already have taken advantage of Title I financing to adc an apartment to their homes, but the group felt details of the program are not generally known. An advertising campaign to better • acquaint the public with the program begins in the Courier New; today. , Blytheville will take on an additional 50 families between now and April 15—the date when the remainder of the 461st Bombardment Wing is due to be on hand from its old base in Utah. Chamber of Commerce is work' ing with the Blytheville Air Force Base housing officer to assure quick rental of units as they become available, the committee said. HARBINGERS OP SPRING — A pretty girl, a flowering tree and a photographer are as unmistakable signs of spring as the first robin. A Courier News photographer found the Ingredients, of the rltes-of- sprlng picture in Osceola yesterday. The young lady Is Elizabeth Ann fvy, a student In Osceoln's eighth grade and. daughter of Mr. ind Mrs. Bruce Ivy. (Courier N«wi Ffcoto) over what Congress appropriated for this year. In closed-door testimony last month, Streibert sought increases for nearly all USIA activities including Voice of America radio broadcasts. His testimony was made public today. $3.15 Million Among other things, he proposed taking an aircraft carrier out of mothballs, fitting it with Cinerama and nonniilitary display items and sending it on a tour of African, Near Eastern and Far Eastern ports. He estimated the first year's cost at 3% million dollars. Cinerama Is a motion picture technique which gives the viewer a sense of being in the scenes shown. Free Phonographs Streibert proposed also the free distribution of thousands of cheap, hand-powered phonographs .along with records telling America's story, to natives in 27 countries in the Near and Far East. Streibert said U.S. officials now estimate "that in the next few years there will be less likelihood of military action and more reliance on diplomatic, economic and psychological action by both sides." "The U.S. government must mount an aggressive psychological program backed by adequate resources," he said. Prospective Police Sought They Need To Attend School, Too Men interested in becoming Blytheville policemen have been invited to attend the department's school beginning April 2. Kemper Bruton, chairman of City Council's fire and police committee, said the city anticipates an increase in the police force. He said interested persons, by attending the school, can display their qualfiica- tions and learn '.vhat will be required of them. Attending the school, he said, does not guarantee them a job on . the force. Those wishing to enroll may do so by contacting Police Chief Charles Short, Bruton said. Jaycees Help Pocahontas Club A four-man extension team from Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce was in Pocahontas last night to aid with organization of a Jaycee chapter there. Bob Berryman, former Blytheville resident and now administrator of a Pocahontas hospital, was named president of the club. Making the trip were Joe Warren, John Palmer, Geoz-ge Anderson and Bill Hrabovsky. FBI Conducts Firearms Class The FBI sponsored a small-arms firing school for sheriff's deputies, Blytheville police and Osceola law officers at Blytheville Air Force Base today. Firing was conducted on the old pistol range at the base. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, with local thunderstorms and coldar tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy and colder. High this ifternoon mid 70s; low tonight In 40s. Minimum this morning—M. Mnxlmum yesterday—79. Sunrise tomorrow—3:53. Sunset tonay—8:V7. Mean temperature—OJ.S. Precipitation 21 hourt 17 «.m, to T .m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to o>tfr—vl.». Thl« Date Lilt Vo»r Maximum ynterday—M, Minimum thu morning—20. M. 1 W «M»->*M.