The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1955 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS tn DOU»AHT NKWWAm OP HOHTHKAST ARKANSAS AMD •OOTHEAJK TOL. LI—NO. 215 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily N«w§ Blythevllto RuiM Mississippi Valley Letdw BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMEBEK 6,1955 SIXTEEN PAGES Putrtfehed Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVS CENTS Ike, Aides Fix Military Budget At $34.5 Billion GETTYSBURG (AP) — President Eisenhower and top military and budget advisers reached virtually final agreement today on 1956-57 defense spending in the neighborhood of the present 34 1 /. billion dollars a year. The decision did not appear to hold out much hope the administration could ask a substantial tax cut gress. at the next session ot Con- No Final Figure Secretary of Defense Wilson told a reporter after an hour and a half meeting with the President and Budget Director Rowland Hughs that "no final figure" was Ike, Eden To Talk Of Middle East Situation To Get Priority At Meeting By JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON! (AP) — President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Anthony Eden undoubtedly will give top priority to arranging better cooperation in the critical Middle East when they meet here Jan. 30. Western relations with Russia in the wake of visits by top Russian leaders to India, Burma and Afghanistan, and in advance of their projected visit to Britain next spring, also are due for sweeping review. But joint British-American moves to avert war between Israel and its Arab foes promised to get primary attention. Policies Conflicting- At present, British-American policies, while both aimed at persuading Jews and Arabs to settle their dispute peacefully, are somewhat conflicting. Eden, coming here at Eisenhower's invitation, has offered to serve as mediator in the Middle East quarrel, calling on both sides to agree to permanent boundaries. He proposed that the 1947 United Nations partition plan be used as a starting point for talks. Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles have carefully avoided endorsing the Eden plan, mainly because it has aroused angry opposition from Israel. In its war with the Arabs, Israel seized more territory than was awarded to it under the U. N. partition plan. It contends that the Sc« MID-EAST on Page 6 set for defense spending in the next fiscal year. Wilson added, however, he expects "no major change" from the present spending level. W. J. McNeil, Pentagon comptroller, said today's meeting jusl about settled the final defense budget, McNeil said he and Wilson do not plan any further meeting here with the President before the budge testimates are put into Ima! form. Wilson said he thought spending in the current fiscal year coulc be held at the estimated 34& billion figure. "Pretty Tough" "It's pretty tough," he said, "but we think we can make i Wilson indicated etc., 4th graf. M42 Wilson indicated the 1956-57 defense budget is about in final shape but told newsmen when they asked if this was the final meeting on the subject; '•I, can't ever be sure of that." Top officials have said the new defense budget will run about the same as the present spending rate- about 34V. billion dollars a year Wilson has said price increases may force it a little higher. Details, in terms of divisions, air wings and the like as worked out in a succession of top-level meetings still are subject to the President's approval. Two Killed In B57B In Texas Two men were killed at 5:40 p.m. Sunday when their B57 crashed as it approached for a landing at Webb Atr Force Base, Big Springs, Tex. Announcement of the crash was made today by officers of Blytheville Air Force Base. The two men were members of the 4(ilst Wing and were from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, where headquarters of the 461st remains. Part of the wing is located here. Dead are First Lt. Louis J. Ostendorf, pilot, and First U. Price M. Frazler, navigator, BAFB officers said their reports stated only that the plane crashed on its final approach to the field at Webb. The crash brought to three the number of 461st men to meet their deaths in the new B57 within the past week. On Oct. 29, Lt. .Bernard J. Mullin crashed and was killed In the Mexican desert near Laredo, Tex. JAYCEE BOSSES HONORED — Members of Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce last night honored their bosses with a banquet at the Razorback. Shown above seated at the head table are (left to right) L. T. OldHam, Prank Ashby, banquet chairman, Arkansas Jaycee vice president Joe Warren, Ross Stevens, Blytheville post- master, and Jaycee President Bill Hrabovsky. Oldham was guest of .chairman Ashby and Stevens was guest of Hrabovsky who presided over the meeting. Warren spoke following the dinner On the Jaycee movement and the group also saw a movie, "The Jaycee Story," produced by the U. S. Jaycees. (Courier News Photo) Bosses honored at the banquet and other guests .included L. T. Oldham, Ross Stevens, M. M. Howard, Charles Czeschin, Josh Pruitt, C. L. McWaters, Homer Connell, John C, McHaney, Raleigh Sylvester, W. Marion Williams; W. J. Rogers, Jess Horner, Earl McGregor, R. C. Parr, W. S. Johnston, J. P. Friend, C . W., Kapp, James Dates, Harry A. Haines, Chester Caldwell Sr. Honorary Jaycees present were James C. Guard and James Roy. Unions Have Right In Politics-Mitchell By NORMAN WALKER NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of Labor Mitchell said today organized labor has both a duty and responsibility to speak out with a "loud and clear" voice in politics. Mitchell's remarks prepared for the convention of the merged AFL-CIO indicated, however, that he expects labor support to be given to Republican party policies rather than to those of Democrats. His speech, like one delivered* by President Eisenhower yesterday to convention delegates -via a long-distance hookup from Eisen* bower's Gettysburg headquarter said labor unions have a right to deal in political issues. Eisenhower said that ii. such expression the rights of minorities in unions having "differing social, economic and political views must be scrupulously protected and their views accurately reflected." The President and his labor Cabinet officer appeared to be answering, in part at least, the expressed fears of some Republicans political role. The speeches also Lhat unions are taking too active a signed an administration effort .o vie actively with the Democrats for the labor vote in the 1956 campaign. "More Participation' Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination next year, said in another speech prepared for the conven- .ion today that 'we need more, not ess, participation by working men and women in American political affairs." Harriman saw "a glorious op- See AFL-CIO on Page 6 Antarctica Expedition Completes First Leg of Storm-Torn Voyage EDITOR'S NOTE — The rlolowing is the first dispatch from Saul Pelt, Associated Press staffer from New York who has been assigned to tell the story of the fascinating U. S. Antarctica eipedltion. By SAUL PBTT CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The icebreaker Glacier, lead ship of the U. S. Antarctica expedition, today reached its first port in more than three weeks — with 372 men hungry for the sight of anything solid and motionless. They can be expected to mate j through heavy gales. Winds blew| was the happiest of all to j-each the most ot it, since this is their first landfall in more than 6.00C rough miles and will be the last point of civilization .touched before they sail Saturday on the final leg of their voyage to the bottom of the world. For 10 days of the trip from Panama, the 8,500-ton vessel ploughed Blytheyille Makes Nation's TV Screens Blytheville made the nation's television screens this morning. When the camera of the Dave Garroway show panned the crowd which gathers before the big plate glass • window every morning, someone held up a sign, "Blytheville, Ark." Viewers said the sign was held by women. Four Blytheville women are in New York this week seeing Broadway plays. Mrs Elton Kirby, Mrs. W. L. Horner, Mrs. J. W. Adams and Mrs. Riley Jones hoarded the Louisville, Ky., Courier Journal's theater train last week and departed for New York to see a number of Broadway plays. Whether there's any connection between this poup and the Bly- ttitvllle plug U KiMthmg which probably will have to be settled when they return. to 55 in.p.h. and waves rose high as 30 feet. The storms were so great that the ship's speed frequently slowed to'less than half a knot and the craft listed as much as 45 degrees. / Worse Aboard Tinker As bad as it was aboard the Glacier, it was worse for the 24 officers and men aboard a tiny oil tanker she was towing. According to the tanker's skipper, Lt. J. L. Blades of Baltimore, "the first day out of Panama most of us got sick and manned the rail. Although we were only 1,200 feet behind, the swells were so high we frequently lost sight completely of the Glacier." Three times the storm snapped the towing chain and in each case four or five hours of perilous work on seesawing decks were required to fix it. Had a Scare Also, the tanker crew had the scare of their lives when a short circuit started a fire. It was' put out in a few minutes — none too soon for the men aboard the 1,200- ton ship carrying more than 2,250,000 gallons of aviation gasoline. In all, the Glacier has towed the tanker more than 10,000 miles since leaving Boston. Glacier skipper Cmdr. Eugene Maher of Ogden, Utah, said he believes this Is the longest tow In the Navy's history. Journalists' Mate l.C Robert W. Dietrich, ol W*iwinli«, N. Y., New Zealand. He hopes to marry a local girl in his four days here. If red tape prevents this he hopes to try to arrange a proxy marriage via radio fror Little America. Japan's Big Dam Now in Operation SAKUMA VILLAGE, Japan W)— The 491-foot-high Sakuma, Dam- ranking among the 10 biggest in the world—started taking water from the Tenryu River Into its 320-million-ton capacity reservoir. The dam was 'constructed largely with the American machinery which built the Pine Plat Dam in California. The construction — often called Japan's TVA project — required 20 billion yen 56 million dollars and three million Japanese man days of work in 31 months. Eighty-five Japanese workers were killed during construction. Powerful Bomb NIIGATA, Japan W)—A Leading Japanese scientist said today he believes after analyzing fall-out particles that the Soviet Union exploded H test bomb of natural uranium last month. The scientist, Prot. Seltaro Koyama of Ntigata University, Mid this li the most powerful type of nuclear weapon y*t dcviMd. Langer to Press For Public Probe Of D-Y Backers By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Langer (R-ND) said today he will press his demand for a public investigation to show whether backers of the now-repudiated Dixon-Yates contract contributed to President Eisenhower's 1952 campaign fund. surprise move yesterday DWI Charges Filed in Court Mrs. Wanda Richmond, of Osceola, was charged today with driving intoxicated and facing the blame for driving a 1956 Oldsmobile through Borums Drug Store plate glass window. Originally ner comanion, Sgt. Charles McCabe, of Blytheville Air Force Base, was charged with driving the car in the early Sunday morning accident. But in Municipal Court yesterday, airman witnesses for the sergeant said the woman was the driver and ;hat the couple quickly exchanged seats after the crash. McCabe told officers at the scene that he was the driver. After their testimony, Judge sud- bury said the court believed the woman to be the driver. Police followed his statement with the charges against her. To be argued in court Wednesday is whether McCabe can be charged as an accessory to driving while iinder the influence of intoxicating liquor. ? Driver Says He Came Voluntarily Charged with forging and uttering and facing a civil suit for $3.210.73 as an outgrowth of local bread deliveries, James Montell Gracy said today he appeared voluntarily and posted a 81,300 bond. Gracy, formerly a Meyers Bakery deljveryman in Blytheville, is now employed by the Jonesboro firm in Sikeston. According to grand jury indictment and a civil suit filed by Hays Store, Inc., Gracy allegedly delivered less bread to the grocery than ne charged for from June 19, 1954 to Apr. 27, 1955. The store said he presented statements for W/H3.26 in bakery products and delivered but $5,855.04 in goods. Additional Promotion at PO BIythevllIe's Post Office today announced another promotion. Cnlvln Holllngsworth, postmaster ROM Stevens said, has been matte a regular clerk. Yesterday Stevens released names f five men promoted by recent ac- In Langer demanded that a Senate Antimonopoly subcommittee on which he serves subpoena Postmaster General Sumincrfield, who was Republican national chairman in 1952; Sherman Adams, top White House aide; Stephen A. Mitchell, the 1952 Democratic national chairman, and others. His request was in the form of a handful of resolutions filed with the subcommittee at a public hearing. It is investigating what Chairman Kefauver (D-Tenn) termed "a criminal side" of the contract negotiations. May Be Considered Kefauver said Lander's resolution might be considered by the three-member subcommittee today but probably any decision would have to be passed on by the full Antimonopoly subcommittee. He said that Dec. 16 had been tentatively set for a resumption of his group's public hearings. At issue is a contract negotiated at Eisenhower's orders and under which a utjlity firm headed by Edgar H. Dixon and Eugene A. Yates would have sold electric power to the Atomic Energy Commission for the Tennessee Valley Authority to replace TVA current consumed at atomic installations. The 107-million-dollar contract between AEC and the Qhton-Yates group was canceled ifter the city of Memphis, Tenn., one of TVA's big customers, announced it would build its own power plant. Repudiated Contract Then last month the AEC repudiated the contract entirely on a legal opinion that "there is a substantial question as to whether there were material violations of law and public policy." Langer proposed that Summerfield be asked about any utility contributions to the '852 Republican campaign fund made with See D-Y on Page 6 Dulles Assails Soviet Chiefs For Attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles today sharply assailed Soviet leaders for what he termed stirring up an atmosphere of hatred and prejudice against the West on their visit to Asia. Dulles told a, news conference^—'- *- • ..•.—...-.—.•.. .......—— — that remarks by Soviet Premier Bulganin and Party Chief Nikita Khrushchev appeared to be a move to encourage use of force by India against the Portuguese colony of Goa. Such remarks by Soviet leaders, who are now in Burma, show no great desire to lower tensions with the West, he said. Dulles added that to this extent the anti-Western criticisms have damaged what survives of the friendlier East - West relations growing out of last July's summit, meeting. Wants Peaceful Settlement The secretary stressed that the United States wants both India arid Portugal. to settle their dispute over Goa peacefully, ^without resort to, force. India's Prime Minister Nehru, he said, certainly shares this view. Dulles said the main purpose of a statement he issued Friday with Portugal's foreign minister—one which aroused angry reaction India — was to lessen the er tionalism built up by Russia's leaders by their comments on Goa. Dulles said he feels these Russian statements were designed to create an atmospheer which would provoke use of force in the dispute. These Soviet statements were an attempt to inject prejudice and hatred into the controversy, he declared. British Think Soviet Attacks Are Deliberate By TOM OCHILTREE LONDON UP) — Britons suspected today that Nikita Khrushchev is deliberately making himself obnox ious in Western eyes in order to force British authorities to cance his invitation to visit London next spring. That could be one explanation Why Communist party boss Khrushchev and Soviet Premier Bulganin have turned their tour through India and Burma into an occasion for bitter denunciations of West in general and Britain in particular. During the Geneva summit talks last summer Prime Minister Eden nvited the two Russian leaders to visit London. Plans call for them to come in April. The Gaining Ground supposition now gaining widespread ground here is that the Russians are not eager to make the visit but want the British to cal it off. Diplomats, news analysts and men in the street have a dozen conflicting suggestions of the reason. The Manchester Guardian in a Bombay dispatch suggested Khrushchev could score a propa- anda victory in Asia if he provoked Britain to cancel the visit Such a move would enable him to say: "Look I extended the hand of friendship but was not wanted ay the West. So the Iron Curtain is of their own making." The paper editorially advised the Eden government to let the invitation stand. Separate Reactions British public opinion seems to have gone through three separate reactions to the Khrushchev-Bul- ganin comments in Asia. First there was resentment, particularly over the Russian charge that the Western Powers turned Nazi Ger- manv against Russia in 1941. Then came amusement — a feeling that the two men were making themselves look foolish in the eyes of their Asian hosts. The latest British mood is one of deep suspicion. A Foreign Office spokesman declined comment on Khrushchev's latest jibes, saying: "The pattern of these speeches seems to tae becoming pretty clear, and I do not think they call for day-to-day comment from mn." But the British-Russian word war over the touring Soviet leaders' statements continued across .he Iron Curtain. Prtivdn. former Prime Minister Sir Winston See BRITISH on Page 6 L. H. Aatrr White House School Meet Not Federal Aid Front-Autry The White House Conference on Education, to which L. H. Aulry, Burdette, was a delegate, bore being a front for federal aid nor was it meeting." Autry, Burdette superintendent* of schools and long-time member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, was one of 15 from this state invited to attend the Washington meeting Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. 'It was a well organized sincere attempt on the part of the government to find answers to a number of present problems," he 'no evidence of- an integration UN Council Faces Fifth Vote On Membership Issue Today UNITED NATIONS, N. Y- W— Faced with a crisis if it fails to break the Security Council election deadlock before Jan. 1, the 60-nation U. N. Assembly scheduled a fifth round of balloting today in the race between the Philippines and Yugoslavia. After a record 21 ballots, the Philippines voiced confidence it had picked up enough additional support to win the necessary two-thirds majority, Supporter! ol Yugoslavia pre- dicted another standoff. The United States reaffirmed Us support for I to Asian ally, but for the first time it made no victory predictions. Britain and the Soviet bloc are backing Yugoslavia. The ll-nation council must have a full membership to function. U. N. legal experts say the only solution, in cas$ of a continuing stand- Off, would be for the Assembly to recese and reconvene after Jan. to resume balloting until a decision 1* reached. said, adding, that some of the official conference reports on these solutions were couched in "generalities." No Control As to federal aid to education, the conference reported that federal financial assistance for school buildings in some areas might be justifiable. That assistance only would be worthwhile if it could be obtained without federal restrictions and control, he said. As to Arkansas, this state "is ipable of financing schools without federal aid," he said, and added the condition that it is "justifiable" in certain "impacted areas." Such an area is Blytheville, which has received federal monies for school construction because of the influx of Blytheville Air Po v ce Base personnel. Autry admitted that some publicity had been given to those who claimed that the conference was an "integration" meeting. "It was not," Autry said flatly. "At only one time was integration men- ioned and then only indirecrly That man was called out of order by the chair." Representative Group He referred to an- NAACP representative who expressed the opinion that those not following :he Supreme Court's ruling on integration should not be paid expenses for their trip. "The conference was truly representative of the nation's people," Autry said, "as far as basic interests lay." Representatives were divided into small groups for •oundta ble discussions. Members of the group were selected by I.B.M. machines, he said, without thought to area, interest, or station. At Autry's table were two housewives from North Dakota and New Mexico, an agriculture representative of a bank in Oklahoma, the Lt. Oov. of Minnesota, the principal of a Lutheran school in Wisconsin, a newspaper editor from Colorado, a Catholic Monsfgnor from Chicago, a rancher from Texas, and Autry. General Topics Six general topics were discussed. They were the aims of education, more efficient organization of school ssyterns, building needs, how to obtain good teachers and keep them, financing, and how to obtain a continuing public interest in education. Aims of education discussed, Autry said, "were the standard ones. We discussed the traditional aims of education — to train a child for citizenship — in general terms," More efficiency in the organization of school systems dealt large- Se* ADI** «• Fftft * Time to Mail Yule Packages Here Are Some Hints For Faster Service Ross S. Stevens today asked Blytheville citizens to "Mail Early for Christmas" and gave some hints on the posting of Christmas cards. A three-cent stamp insures first- class mail service, he said, making for more prompt delivery. First-class also Insures forwarding service and handwritten messages may be included. Any envelope larger than 9 by 12 inches or smaller than two and three-quarters by 4 inches must bear first-class postage. Local cards should be separated in bundles from out-of-town deliveries, and the bundles marked as such, he said. Stevens urged that out-of-state packages be mailed within the next day or two. from Here At REA Meeting A group from the Blytheville area \vas in Little Rock today to attend the annual Rural Electrification Association directors meeting. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Knappenberger. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Lutes and Eddie Hasan were on hand for the affair, \vhich included a tea at the governor's mansion yesterday. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy with rising temperatures this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Partly cloudy and mild Thursday followed by showers and turning colder Thursday night. High, this afternoon, upper 40s to low 50s; low tonight, upper 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy with increasing southwesterly winds this afternoon; wanner west, and north; partly cloudy windy and warmer west and north; partly cloudy windy and warmer tonight and Wednesday; low tonight 25 northeast to near 35 west and south; high Wednesday 50 southwest to 40s northeast. Maximum yesterday—45. Minimum this morning—24. Simrlso tomorrow—6:H. Sunset todny—4;49. Mean temperature—44.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 i-m. to I i.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—48.JM. This Date Last Ytir Maximum yesterday—CO. Minimum this morning—-28. PMctptutloa j*n, j, to t

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