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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 215 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Khrushchev In New Blast At British Tells Burmese That Britons Slowed Growth By HAROLD K. MILKS MANDALAY, Burma (AP) — Nikita S. Khrushchev continued his blistering public attacks on Burma's prewar British rulers over the weekend. He also told a group of Burmese leaders Russia "territorially belongs more to Asia" than to Europe. Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist pany, and Premier Bulganin came here from Taun»gyi. There the party chief also lashed out at "colonizers," charing the British had been "sitting on the necks" 01 ihe Burmese people. Khrushchev renewed his attack on the former rulers of Burma in a speech on the banks of the Ir- rawaddy River after a two-hour cruise. "The colonizers who nave been here interfered with the development of your economy and the development of your culture," he said. "And they tried to rule you and convince you that it was God who sent them to rule you. "While You Starved" "They made profits while you starved. As representatives of a European nation, we are ashamed about what those other Europeans did before. But not all Europeans think: as did the colonizer." Then he reversed his field, termed Russia territorially more Asian than European and linked racialism to European colonization. ''They (the colonizers) think if a scheme of colonization is black, it gave the white man the right to exploit the black," he said. "Let us live together, let us fight together, let us help each other in what we need," he said. "Lot us fight together to prevent a new war which is threatening now." Bulganin joined in the anti- colonial theme, telling 1 a reception committee, "We greet the spirit of your country to maintain the independence which was won by throwing off the yoke of colonial dependence." Heavily Guarded Military security measures increased as the Russian leaders j approached areas where guerrilla i activity has stepped up recently.' Mandalay's airport was heavily guarded by troops with machine guns and the entire area was checked by mine detector squads before the visitors' plane arrived. A .Moscow radio broadcast, meanwhile, accused the British Foreign Office of a "fresh offense" in its comments on Khrushchev's speech las' Friday at Rangoon. Sir George Young, chief spokesman for the Foreign Office, termed ludicrous a statement attributed to Khrushchev that the British regard the Burmese people as "savages and barbarians." Notes of Western correspondents showed that—as translated by a SeMo WRECK — James Albert Guthrie, 40, of Steele got out of this wreck with only minor lacerations of the head. His 1953 Ford hit a truck Saturday night near Caruthersville. His wife has multiple fractures and a possible skull fracture. (Photo by Sanders) Eisenhower Urges AFL-CIO: 'Defend Right of Minorities' GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower told the newly combining AFL a oday have a great opportunity to exhibit "Democratic processes" to all the world a lihoi-fjf O hi I Iirl vorl c /\f millinnc" fvnm c! «aijnt*tr ilii-ni.-l and and Russian interpreter — Khrushchev made the statement. Moscow denied that he did and Russian reporters who were on hand in Rangoon said they couldn't remember anyone using those words. Recent developments have led some British newspapers to qes- tion whether any useful purpose I to the ™ssoun Highway Patrol, will be served by tbe scheduled visit of Soviet leaders to Britain next April. today "help liberate hundreds of millions" from slavery abroad. The President's message was prepared for telephoning to the AFL-CIO merger convention in New York. = ' "" * Eisenhower urged the new union organization — the world's largest to protect the political and other rights of minorities within their ranks and make sure the views of such groups are "accurately reflected." This was the closest the President came to a reference to the political overtones sounded at the AFL-CIO merger. Some Republicans have voiced fear thc combined labor organization will seek to over-exploit its potential political strength. Great Opportunity Eisenhower said that in the new labor body "as well as in your many constituent organizations you have a great opportunity of making your meetings the world's most effective exhibit of democratic process." j "Tn these meetings," he added,! "the rights of minorities holding differing social, economic and political views must be scrupulously protected and their views accurately reflected. ' Eisenhowers message to the convention was expected to counteract .statements by some Republicans— such as Sen. Barry D. Golriwater R-Ariz—which union officials pic-. ture as anti-lubor. Solons May Seek Let Up in Foreign Policy Criticism By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democratic leaders may seek next week.a policy of "moderation" in political criticism of the Eisenhower administration's foreign and defense programs. '— * Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson fD-Tex), the majorty leader, has arranged to confer in Atlanta with Georgia Democratic Senators George and Russell, chairmen of the Senate gforeign Relations and Armed Services committees -espectively, Johnson already has warned his party against being "overly partisan, overly quarrelsome and ob- Price Props For Smaller Farms Seen Serious Study Said Given , To New Plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration may seek price support benefits only for smaller farmers and more effective clamps on the amount of crops that are grown. Farm officials disclosed yesterday tbev are giving "serious . studv" to (hose proposed changes - ov - <^ys >n Washington - ob- theirl viousl y lo P Ian colcl war strategy Eden and Ike Plan January Parley ***# * * # * To Map Cold War Strategy GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — British Prime Minister Eden will confer with President Eisenhower in Washington at the end of January. The White House announced this i Washington talks was made while i senhower, recuperating here from today, saying Eden will spend "a the farm program sen roll for means to boost ag: T l_ | in the light of Russia's return to cultural income through curbing, crop Mirijlu-scs. •' I of Agriculture Benson,' ! ™ °Penly belligerent attitude. .mil price [a (he "little I'ellow," a lir.Lr would be set on the amount of produce a farmer would be el- igibie to place under price support, loans or government pur- chn.se agreements. Some farm groups have proposed a maximum oi' S25.000 per farm. The present program sets no limit. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty made the fallowing announcement: Invitation Accepted "The president oi the United States has invited the British Prime Minister to spend a few days as his guest in Washington at the end of January. This invitation has been cordially accepted. The British foreign secretary will accompany the Prime Minister and ihey will arrive in Washington Jan. 30." Britain's foreign secretary is Harold Macmillan, who, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and the French foreign minister, Ai.so. the present system restricts [recently concluded a fruitless ses- Ihe outset of crops in terms of the Slon wuh thc Russians at Geneva. ;et of crop: number of acres that can be used for iiiL'rn. Critics have charged this encourages farmers to grow more and more food per acre as their acreage allotments are reduced, rather than decreasing their output as UK> program intends. Officials said they are seriously considering fixing production limits in terms of bushels, pounds and bales, rather than acres. Other administration proposals may include: I. A "soil fertility bank" plan under which farmers would be paid for taking surplus cropland otit of production and building up fertility on that land for the future. "* Borrowed by Administration Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) said Saturday a soil bank proposal he hiid advanced has been "borrowed" by the administration and See FARM on Page "7 Met With Rockefeller The. announcement of the new Eisenhower was conferring with his | a September heart attack, is get- special assistant in charge of short- - - .... of-war planning, Nelson Rockefeller. ting ready to resume a full role in national and international affairs. Hagerty said, however, there was no connection between the Eisenhower-Rockefeller talk and the I Parliament Cheers forthcoming visit of Sir Anthony Eden. Hagerty likewise declined to give any details of subject matter for the top level U.S.-BrUish talks, saying they would encompass affairs of mutual interest to the two countries. Ike's Idea He said the invitation to Eden was extended about a week, ago and was accepted over the weekend. Asked if Eden suggested the get- together, Hagerty said no "This was an invitation on behalf of the President." The announcement was perhaps the strongest indication yet that Ei- Meeting Announcement LONDON C/P) — Prime Minister Eden's announcement that he will confer with president Eisenhower in Washington next month brought cheers today in the House of Commons. Eden told the House he will stop off in Ottawa for talks with Canadian government officials after the Washington meeting. Ed ens trip is seen here as part of the preparations he is making for talks with Soviet leaders—Premier Bulganin and Communist Party Boss Khrushchev—who are booked to visit Britain in the spring. in United Nations: Two Accidents In Pemiscot Driver Uninjured, Wife Hurt in One Mishap By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — James Albert Guthrie, 40, of Steele, rammed his 1953 red and white Cow and Calf Stolen at Joiner WILSON—A cow and calf were taken from the farm of Walter James, Negro, Saturday night, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Barker reported today. Barker said a truck loaded the two animals which were in a pasture near James* farm on the Bardstown road near Joiner. The strawberry roan cow weighed 550 pounds and the white-faced strawberry roan calf weighed about 300. Tracks indicated the truck departed toward Joiner, Barker said. Ford Victoria into the rear of 1|.' 2 ton 1955 Ford truck and then skidded into a ditch at 6:35 p.m. Saturday three miles west of ruthersville, between Stubtown and the "Wye" on Route U, according The 40-year-old state highway department maintenance worker Missionaries Set to Speak OSCEOLA—More than 400 persons were on hand at Baptist Church here yesterday to hear approximately 40 Baptist foreign and home missionaries introduce themselves. ' The missionaries will' be in Baptist Churches throughout the county this week telling of their various experiences in the missions they served. These nightly meetings will open to the public. Left His Mark CLEAN N. Y. (VP) — There's one dogs that Patrolman Herman J. Kuhn wont forget to include in his report on the city's canine population. Kuhn was out taking the annual censiis the other day when ft •tray bulldog bit him ,on the right, &rm and ripped a gash In the coat of his uniform. will be charged in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court with careless azid reckless driving while drinking, troopers said. Guthrie received minor lacerations of the head while his wife, Opal, 36,, was treated at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti for face lacerations, cpntusions and fractures over the body. She is confined to the hospital because of the possibility of a fractured skull. The front and right side of the car was smashed in and damage in the total wreck was estimated at $900. A farmer, Granville Burch Wolfe, 51, of Route One, Caruthersville, was driving the truck. Damage to its rear was estimated at $250. Rain had fallen throughout the day and roads were slippery. Louis Holt, fanner of near Gobler, will be charged in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court with careless and reckless driving, for allegedly failing to yield the right- of-way to an oncoming taxicab before making a left turn on Route NN, the Gobler road, near the Dunklin County line, at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, troopers said. The cab, a 1952 Chevrolet, was, travelling eastward from Kennett when it collided iwth a Dodge pickup truck, driven by Holt. Both vehicles were considered total wrecks and Holt received minor injuries. Driver of the cab, Joe Champion of Hayti, 'received lacerations of the forehead and an injury to his right knee. He was treated at Shirey's Clinic In.Haytl. The arm of Charles Fcrrcll. teenage son of Cecil Ferrell, owner of thc cab, was broken. He was admitted to Dunklin County Memorial Hospital In Kennett, was transferred to Pemiscot Hospital at Hayti and was later moved to Camp- twU'« Clinic at Memphis. sesscd solely with politics." There are strorg indications that George and Russell agree with, Johnson that the times call for! "moderation"—despite what .some' Democratic presidential hopefuls; event they plan an even greater la"are saying. bor role in the political arena but Draws Criticism I 'hat unions never will become "wed- Gov.ernors Averell Hnrriman ofj deri to a "y PoMcnl party." New York and G. Mennen Williams _ Gold water, head of the Republican Oaklawn Gets New Racing Franchise By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Oaklawn Jockey Club regained the long-disputed Hot Springs horse racing franchise Lodge Urges Adoption Of Ike's Arms Check Plan By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States launched its fight today for U. N. Assembly endorsement of President Eisenhower's "open sky" inspection plan as a first step toward disarmament and a ban on nuclear weapons. — * Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., chief *' U.S. delegate, told the Assembly Political Committee that the Ei senhower plan to exchange aerial inspection rights and defense blueprints between the Soviet Union and the United States would rule out surprise attacks and "may set a seal asainst war itself." Challenge to Soviet He challenged the Soviet Union to drop its opposition to the plan before the Assembly's scheduled end next week and join the West "in a policy of openness which : -, i j j i j i i • L i • i 1.11-11 e "1 a pOllCV 01 OueilllCSS \VIllCIl without a struggle today when its bid was the highest of wollld ,. cassm . e lhe world and ad- three opened by the Arkansas Racing Commission. Plan Greater Role AFL-CIO leaders say that in any Who Drove Car Into Window? [ vance the cau.se of disarmament." Lodge posed this question: "Why, if tbe Soviet Union is sin- of Michigan have criticized that approach, .suggested by Adlai Stevenson. The three senators wield strong- influence on the form of leg which the Democratic-controlled Congress may pass in the election year session. They will have mirch to .say about the kind of record on which the Democratic presidential candidate will have to run. George indicated in a telephone interview from his Georgia home that he can't go along with some Senatorial Campaign Committee, .said in a Washington interview yesterday that the AFL-CIO has "no right" to endorse a candidate That's Question In Court Today sibility of attack from the West, i.s it not willing to join in an immediate practcal program to proscribe further attack, by either cft-finp'i "b* 1 " >•« ciiuuiae tt LIIUUIIUUI. in _,, . ... - , . _ islatiSn the coining presidential campaign. | The ldent3t >' of the drivcr of Goldwater previously accused un- '' ion leaders of planning to link vio- i day morning left Main Street, ! tnfi bids were opened and read by lence and coercion with the "mas- jumped the curb, and shattered n '• Revenue Commissioner Orville - , sive use of political slush funds" in plate glass window in Bnrum's " trying to influence the outcome of, Store," was in contention in Munici- | of Ihc commission next year's elections. j pal Court today. Voluntary Contributions j Arrested whi ie he sat behind the Today on a television program, driver's seat was Sgt. Charles McWilliam P. Schnitzlcr formerly sec- Cabe, of Blytheville Air Force Base. Oaklawn bid §25,600 for the 10, year franchise. That was more than double either cere in its concern about the pos- of the other two bids. Eastern Racing Assn., of Boston. Which has been Oaklawn's more active competitor for thc franchise, bid $10.001. side?" ^ • The Eastern bid wa.s exceeded F' rst - Tr >* President Eisenhower first proposed the exchange at the Geneva summit meeting in July. Presidential assistant Harold -E. Stassen urged it in the U.N. big - power disarmament subcommittee. Sectary of State Dulles mentioned the proposal in th U.N.'s opening policy debate. This was the first occasion that Lodge had to seek full Assembly approval of the detailed by that of Milton Tigcrman of 4101 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., ! who offered $11,500. Oldsmobile which early Sun- There was no discussion after Cheney, who i.s ex-officio secretary of the recent remarks of both Ste-j reiary-treasurer of the AFL, said: He was charged with driving while ! c ^ nt . re-oi-Rnnization of the coin- venson and Harriman on foreign' " ' ' """* " " """ ^"'' Commissioner Ed Stewart oi Texarkana, one of tbe five new members appointed to the group, . bv Gov. Orval Faubus in the re- P lan ' wn "- h na , s been expanded to include the Soviet proposal for affairs. "Major Breakthrough" Although he has approved criticism of "inept" Republican actions in the foreign field, he has cautioned against involving the "fundamental principles" of bipartisan foreign policy in the politcal cam- pa gn. Stevenson, who again wants to! head the Democratic ticket as he j did in 1052, said recently that the! free world's position now is "more | perilous than it has been since i Korea." Ha r rim an, a receptive candidate for the nomination, said the Geneva conference enabled the Russians to achieve a "major political breakthrough." George said that while the world situation is "not too stable. I do not think We are any worse off." "There are some conditions that are not too happy and there has been lack of progress, of course, but I have the feeling there Isn't anything that is materially worse from our standpoint," he said. "All money used in political wort; intoxicated after officers s:iid he comes from voluntary contributions freely admitted he had been driv- of the workers." ing the car. James B. Carey, former secreta- i n courfc today, his companion, ry-treasurer of the CIO. also inter- Mrs . \Vanda Richmond, of Osce- viewed on the program, said the ola, said she had picked the airman merged labor groups wil.l provide an "even greater" political force. Sen. Clifford P. Case R-N-J. .spokesman for a pro-Eisenhower See EISENHOWER on Paije 7 : Two Are Held In Pecan Theft at a local tavern ancl that they decided to <*o to a Main Street cafe :'m- something to cat. She said ihe sergeant drove the car. McCabe did not take the stand, but witnesses testified that the woman had been driving and that- .she exchanged places with the man .ifter it jumped the curb and crashed :nto the window. mission, moved thrit since the Oak lawn bid was high, it be accepted. No Discussion There were several seconds to the motion. Commission Chairmmi Ed Dunaway of Conway asked if there was any discussion on the motion from the commission. There wa.s none. Dr. Dunaway asked if any of the bidders or other interested persons had anything 10 say. Again there was no response. The net ion came less than a quarier-hour after the commission md tcrs and at factories. at railway cen- motions Told by PO One New Man Added by Office Charges Filed Against Driver Arises from Suit By Hays Store On Bread Deliveries A criminal charge of forging and uttering and a civil suit asking for 53,210.73 were pending today against former .Meyers Bakery delivery-man James Montell Gracy. who allegedly collected for more bread than he delivered. The charges were originated by Hays Store, Inc., of Blythevllle. Owners told a recent grand jury that Gracy worked for the bakery out of Jonesboro. They said that between Juno 39, 1954 and April 27, 1955, Gracy sold and brought to the store deliveries of bread and other bakery products valued at $5,855.04. Seeks Restitution However, the grocery store charged, "with intent to cheat and de- Yaud," Gracy presented statements showing the delivery of bakery products amounting to $9,743.26. Tn the civil suit, the store asked for the return of the overcharge, Dlus interests and costs from Gracy .ml the bakery. Grand jury handed down the riminal indictment. Gracy was ar- icsU'd Saturday and brought to county jail. He posted a 51,500 bond and was released. Criminal charge T ,vill b? heard at tbe April term of court. The civil action i.s scheduled in be heard in Blytheville Man Ordered to State Mental Hospital An order committing Zahner Burton of Blytheville, to the state hospital for treatment as a "schizophrenic paranoid" was scheduled to be filed today. On Nov. 3, Burton was charged with molesting a child. He was sent to Little Rock for a mental examination. The hospital's report recommended treatment. A. S. (Todch Harrison, deputy prosecutor, said thc commitment order would be issued as n requested. WILSON— John W. Johnson. and James Smith, 20. are beiim h in connection with 600 pounds pecans stolen from Russell Dur of Driver. Judee J. G. Sudburv, after the: had convened. testimony, said, "It may .still be the j All Commissioner* were present! clcr * m chnrec to superintendent oi nii " ls .-,„ of chivalry and maybe the ace: except June Gibson of Dermott m "J ls ; »f chivalry changed overnight." He! who is ill. ! Q">»cy Alexander will become, -.tid the court found both the man j Dr. Dimawav announced that the! c | l ' lK »i rtiarpe and Carson Alley, md woman drunk and that the ' n:;t!ie:- of a Hot. .Springs franchise 1 M " mou ' fnmi the parcel post, win- j .voman was driving the car. She would be taken un tirst, that South- dow to the r( '^My window. ; The two men, who have lurii \vas not H-ntencfd', as pnlice did laud Racing Corp.'s application for! Wilbur Oenmn? hus. been assicn-• working in. St. Louis, were tak-:"i no t charge her with the act. • ;t dog rncinfr permit at West Mem-; C ' C1 lo !!i ° P^'fr! post window. into custody by Jerry Byrd. Joiner ..He said he will hear argument , phis would be taken up next and j ^Eniery^Franci.s, who has been with City Marshal, and Deputy Shenlls Wednesday ... -|°i-*» »- '--...- -~ Clyde Barker and Cliff Cannon. defense attorneys on whether Mr- '• Rivcr-ade Greyhound Club, which| Officers stated that the two ha 1 ' 1 Cube may be prosecuted on a mis- j once raced do;:s at, West Memphis, implicated a third man who is in demeanor as an accessory to the askintr that- the commission set St. Louis—Mark Wince, 1!.'!. ;ii't of driving while intoxicated. ' See OAKLAAVN on Page 7 Weather NORTHEAST AKKANSAS: Mostly cloudy and cool lliis afternoon, loniKlit and Tuesday. Wednesday partly cloudy with moderate tem- Hiuh tins afternoon low AP Survey Shows: Fewer Getting Second Salk Shots Stevens pointed out that Francis! m '^ ** 0s< was at the top of the list of eligible i MISSOURI: Partly cloudy south applicants. ; ,, nd falr elsewhere "this afternoon Earl 'Buckley. Stevens said, witl,.^ tonis hf colder southeast this take over the branch station at B1,V- i afternoon- Tuesday increasing clou- thcville Air Force Base when mm! j (i i, u , ss . A . wt fair east with OC rusiomU traffic from the bn.se warrants it. , ht , ht snmv ancl not so cold extreme That will lie, he said, .sometime in January, in all probability. WASHINGTON !.-P) — About :fl per cent fewer youngster* ;n'<' getting second shots ih:in ;i'- ceived the first in tlie Salic vaccine drive against infari::lc paralysis. This was indicated in an A> o- cin ted Pre.ss survey, which iniinri at least 3,fi27,03fi children niiin»:i- wide have received a second vaccination so far. The fii^l-iwiml lotiil shown by the survey w.is 7,754,354. These figures came from state reports, but actually thc second- round total i.s higher because some states had no statistics yet available while others had only incomplete or estimated figures. Sti rgeon Genera I Leona rd A. Sclieele told TV Interviewers yes- 'erdny that "chances of not grl,- linp; paralytic polio arc improved by august 75 per cent" through vaccination. The national innrnmizjiUon pro- t*ram was launched hist, spring with the idea of givint; a scries of lluce shots to children in the rritic;il nge group. The National Foundation for Infimnle Paralysis provided mo.st of thr vaccinations, giving them to first and second-graders. Plans for thc thii'd round are still undecided while experts study how much immunity has already been built up. Harrison BMC Seeking Aid Tn an effort to gain more support, Harrison High School Hand Mothers Club yesterday became the Harrison Band Improvement Club. It is hoped that the club may be organized on a more extensive basis and begin soon a campaign to purchase additional instruments for the bund. northwest.; io\v tonight, 15 north to upper 20s south; high Tuesday lower 30s extreme north to lower 40s south. Maxim inn fci;iturday--ii8. Minimum Sunday---35. Maximum yetUerciiiy—G5. Minimum this mornlnt(~28. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:53 Sunst;L todiiy—1 - -19. Mean temperature—56.5. Precipitation -18 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)— .75. I'rcclpltiUlon Jan. 1 to ilntc—48.96. Tills l)at« Last, Year Miixlmuin yesterday— 69. Minimum this morning—18. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—38.M.