The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 31, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII-NO. 9 Blythcville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1956 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Light After Darkness; Christians Everywhere to Tell Glad Tidings of Resurrection Easter Story To be Told in Many Ways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Christian world is waiting for Sunday's dawn as a symbol of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Easter, for Christians, is a season of joy after 40 days of Lenten fasting, a day of light and triumph after the darkness and sorrow of Calvary, a day to rid statues of their somber purple shrouds and proclaim Christ's majesty in glorious pageantry. From Jerusalem to Rome, from New York's Fifth Avenue to the Grand Canyon and Hollywood Bowl, from Radio .Free Europe transmitters to remote regions behind the ton Curtain, Easter will be celebrated with sunrise services, solemn high masses, triumphant music, colorful processions and Inspiring ritual. For the world of children, It is a day of jelly beans and chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. And for the world of fashion, it Is the day of the famed Easter Parade, a parf.1e that has no bands but is loud, with the flamboyance of style. Holy Saturday Roman Catholic and some Protestant denominations herald the Easter season today with special Holy Saturday services that feature the vigil before the tomb and the triu'mph.of light over darkness, another symbol of the resurrection. Catholic services are .held in the evening, for the first time since the Middle Ages, and begin in a darkened church with the celebrant lighting the new fire and blessing the huge Easter candle, which is lit from the fire. The services were switched from morning to evening by a recent Vatican decree that ordered a return to the ancient ritual as a convenience to most worshippers. .. The fire-lighting ceremony will be held in the ancient churches of the Holy Land, in the august basilicas of the Vatican and in thousands of other churches throughout the world. Variety of Weather The Washington Weather Bureau says Easter morning will bring a variety of weather across the nation—some Easter paraders may get rain, snow or blowing dust, others, sunshine. Along the East Coast, fail weather Is expected. In the lower and middle Mississippi Valley scattered showers and rising temperatures are forecast. In the Northern Plains northern and eastern Great Lakes region, some rain and snow are foreseen. Over the Rockies cold air may sweep southward bringing a prospect of clearing weather. Along the West Coast, the outlook is for fair weather except in Washington and Oregon where increasing cloudiness may be followed by rain. EASTER SYMBOLISM — The empty cross and the Easter lilly will be prominent symbols as Christians around the world commemorate the resurrection of Our Lord tomorrow. The cross and lillies shown here will be part of the special decorations at Blytheville's First Christian Church. t (Courier News Photo) At 'Little Summit 1 Parley; Pilgrims travel by plane and train, car and foot—even by ski lift, to mountain tops for Easter sunrise services. Sunrise ceremonies will be held at a drive-in theater in Tallahassee, Fla., on the rim o: the Grand Canyon in Arizona, atop Pike's Peak near Denver, Colo., wooden glen near Natural Bridge. Va., and at "'e Orange Bowl See EASTER on Pa/re 10 Sandefur D «tes Are Tomorrow Services for Fred Sandefur, veteran Blytheville clothing merchant, will be conducted at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Sunday by the Rev. Harvey Kidd. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Howard Funeral, Service in charge. ' ' Mr. Sandefur. a native of Pueblo, Colo., died in Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, Thursday night. He was manager of E. D. Hughes Store at the time of his death. He leaves his wife, Ruth; a son, Robert H. Sandefur: his mother, Mrs. W. S. Sandefur. and one brother, Kenneth Sandefur, Oklahoma City. Pallbearers will be Fred Fleeman, Russell Farr,' Russell Marr, Earl Buckley, Joe Trieschmann, Walter Day, Mason Day and Fleetwood Joyner. Eisenhower Again Rejects Recognition of Red China WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower reportedly has restated — in emphatic terms — American refusal to recognize Communist China or to approve its admission to the United Nations. Informants said yesterday the matter was raised by Canadian leaders during the little summit talks earlier this week at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Mexican leaders also took part in the three-nation conference, but reportedly were not involved in the U. S.-Canadian discussions on Red China. Officials Agree: Nationalist-Red Trade Not Direct WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign aid and State Department officials were agreed today that so far as they know any Nationalist-Red Chinese trading is handled through Hong Kong — not, direct. The issue was raised Monday shown in the report "were actually when Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover Jr., told a Senate committee the Nationalists and the Reds were carrying on trade worth millions .or dollars. He re turned Thursday to add that any such dealings "took place through Hong Kong," a British crown colony on the Chinese mainland. This appeared to conilict, however, with a foreign nid report to Congress which listed Nationalist China as "importing country" for $1,300,000 worth of goods from Rec China d u r i n g the first eight months of 1955. Shipments to anc from Hong Kong were listed separately in the report. Foreign Aid Chief John B. Hoi- lister said in a statement yester day that the Nationalist imports Spring Mat/ness SALT LAKE CITY Ufi — Art Carter, 83, drove his brand new car slowly down the sloping, spacious University of Utah lawn yesterday The front wheels went off a four- 'oot concrete embankment at the sidewalk, and the car skidded to a lialt on its frame. "I was thinking at the time of » very beautiful lady friend of mine," he said. Steele Drag Races Get Green Light Stecle's drag races apparently will be hack In business next week. A Civil Aeronautics Administration official met with Steele Mayor Charley Bates, Duke Still, Jerry . ;T,:i!tlln, A. J. Shelton and John Oatc« yesterday and Inter addressed Steele's KiwanI* Olub. He told them he is certain CAA will rkay a formal request to, use arc outlined and one runway is kept open for planet. He told the group of procedure! to follow In getting CAA approval and said he saw no reason why the races can't be resumed by one week from tomorrow. CAA. he, snld, doesn't approve of use of alfporl* for such activities, t.'-? 'iv's airport for the races' but has had to tolerat" them else- providing oeruln uttty fMturul when du* to publte atMnind*. shipped from Hong Kong," and that he had no evidence of "any direct trade" between the two Chinese peoples. "Future tables of this type wiU carry an appropriate footnote to prevent any misinterpretation of them," Hollister said. In Municipal Court Three cases of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor were heard In Municipal Court today. Bill Dunavant was found guilty of the charge of March 24. Testimony revealed that he lost control of his car, hit a parked delivery pickup belonging to Cecil Lowe and crashed it into the front of Lowe's grocery store on North Sixth Street. The truck was forced through the glass door and paneling of the store. The day before the accident, Dunavant pleaded guilty to a first offense of drunk driving. Judge Graham Sudbury • found him guilty on the second charge. Appeal bond was set at SiOO on request of the defense attorney. John P. Oilllan forfeited bond ol $111.75 on the charge and Bill Wunderllch pleaded guilty. Wun- derllch's appeal bond wu set at In other cases, Tony Bratton, a Negro prisoner on the County farm, was fined (60 and costs for petty theft and given a suspended >100 fine for escape. He was captured shortly after leaving n work crew Chmlrs Mangrum forfeited (5 bond lor runninc a rid llf ht. Eisenhower was said to have have worded his rejection of any change in U. S. policy toward Red China in virtually the same W: as he had stated this government's views during a meeting with British Prime Minister Eden twt months earlier. Persons In a position to know what went on in the brief Canadi an-American talk said Eisenhowei asserted that American pufalii opinion would not tolerate recogni tion of the Peiping regime, U. S. acceptance of Red Chinese membership in the U. N. Didn't Kress Point Canadian Prime Minister Lou St. Laurent and Lester B. Pear son, Canada's minister of externa affairs, were said not to havi pressed the point in the talks which reriortedly were carried on in a friendly tone. However, they were understood to have told Eisenhower and Sec retary of Stale Dulles that publi opinion in Canada is becomini impatient with the present situa tion, which finds Canada also withholding recpgnition of Red China. Have Stopped Moves For several years, Britain Canada and several other nations have held up any moves to allow Communist China to enter the U. N. They have done so to avoic an open fight with the United States on the issue. In Ottawa, Pearson declined to comment on the report that Canadian officials had said public opinion in that country was becoming impatient over the situation regarding Red China. He said "recognition of the Chinese Communists was just one of many sub- lots discussed" at the talks. Caruthersviile Man Is Injured Jack Kelley of Caruthersviile was In serious condition In Blytheville Hospital this mornlne after being pinned between two logs near Blytheville. Hospital attendants said Kelley has internal Injuries, full extent of which will not be known until further examination and x-rays can be made. Kelley ts employed by Anderson- Tulley Lumber Co., of Memphis and was working c.i n Job '<•{ them nca. Jun, botpiui official* i»ld. , Nixon Gains Support For Second Term Developments Point to His Renomination By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Nixon appears today about as sure of renomi- nation on the Republican ticket as any candidate could be 41/2 months before the party's national convention. Rep. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, former Republican nationa. chairman, dimmed further the hopes of those who might wish to replace Nixon 'as he predicted lasl night the vice president again will be President Eisenhower's running mate. "The convention alone will make its choice," Scott said in a CBS radio interview, but he added :") think the ticket will be Eisenhower and Nixon." Scott is looked upon as a menv her of the liberal wing of the GOP from which most suggestions for dumping Nixon reportedly have come in the past. Close to Dewey Scott also Is close to former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, whom some of Nixon's friends have named as one of those wHo wanted to change the No, 2 nominee. The dump-Nixon movement has slumped sharply since President Eisenhower told a news conference March 14 that he would be happy to be on any political ticket on which he was a candidate with Nixon. Nixon got more than 22,000 write-in votes in the March 13 New Hampshire primary even before Eisenhower made that statement. Another Sign Disclosure yesterday thai, about 4,500 Republican ballots' were ruined in the March 20 Minnesota primary, partly by efforts of voters to write in the names of vice presidential candidates, was interpreted in some quarters as another sign that Nixon is popular with the GOP rank and file. Nixon's .position in the shadow of Eisenhower apparently has been made more secure by private Republican polls. These party sam- olings are said to have indicated that Democratic criticism of the vice president has not penetrated deep enough to damage materially any ticket the President heads. But if for any reason Eisenhower should bow out before the Au-' ^ust nominating convention—as he has indicated he would do if he suffered any major health setback — Nixon aoparentlv would face a stiff fight for top place on the ticket. Daily Wor/;er Records Are Hauled Away NEW YORK OT 1 )—Treasury agents have hauled away subscription lists and other records from the government-seized offices of the Communist Daily Worker. Removal of the records came after the government turned down as premature a cash bid for the seized property. Hairy Sacher, attorney for the newspaper, said yesterday's removal was by agreement. He said Treasury officials assured him the subscription lists would not be turned over to the FBI. An internal revenue spokesman in Washington said the subscription cards-contain data that "definitely relate to income" in the government's tax case. The government seized offices ot the Daily Worker and the Communist party Tuesday on income tax liens, claiming the part owes $389,265 on back taxes, and the Worker $46,409. Yesterday John J. Abt, attorney for the party, and Sacher offered $2,850 for the seized property. They pegged the blue of the property at that amount. Donald R. Moysey, New York district director of internal revenue, declined the offer for the time being, saying an inventory of the property was not complete. Russians Accept Basic Idea of Ike's Open Skies' Plan LONDON (AP) — Moscow radio said today Russia has accepted the basic idea of President Eisenhower's "open skies" aerial inspection plan and has proposed a three-months arms freeze to be followed by all-around cuts in conventional arms and armies. Meanwhile, all hydrogen weapon tests would be banned. The Russian proposal, as outlined by the official Soviet news agency Tass, calls fo" immediate agreement on reducing conventional armaments. The Soviets say this step "will facilitate agreement on prohibition of atomic and thermonuclear weapons and their removal from national armaments." Russia made its proposal a tthe five - power U.N. disarmament talks in London, now closing their second week. The United States, Britain, Prance and Canada also are represented. First Public Disclosure Although the Russian proposal was made in secret, some details had emerged from the conference. But the Tass report was the first broad public disclosure. The news agency gave these details: A three months' freeze on arms and armaments at the Dec. 31, 1955 level. After three months, the United States , Soviet Union and Red China begin cutting their armed forces to a level of 1 to I'/z million men each. Britain and France to 650,000 men each. The reductions would be completed in 1958. Corresponding reductions in conventional amaments and military appropriations. Recommend to UN Creation of an international control agency to check on "fulfillment of obligations" at big ports and airfields, army bases and depots and munitions factories. .The agency could make recommendations to the U.N: Security Council "on measures of preventing and stopping the actions of violators of the agreement." An immediate ban on thermonu- clear tests. A ban on atomic weapons in Germany. Creation of a "zone of limitation" in a section of Europe including East and West Germany. Big Four powers to agree on how many troops they could station "on territories of other states in this zone." Flan Quoted A conference to settle the ques-, tion of Red China's armed forces, with Communist China a partici- Tass quoted the Russian plan on controls: "When confidence between th« states has been consolidated,, tna countries concerned will examine the possibility . of using- aerial photography as one of the methods of control." This was an obvious reference See RUSSIA on Page 10 Ike's Soil Bank Wins Conferees' Approval By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's soil bank program has won the expected approval of Senate-House conferees as part of $1,700,000,000 in election-year payments to farmers. In addition to the $1,200,000,000 soil bank plan 'of paying farmers to take land out of production, the conference committee voted yesterday to authorize 500 million dollars additional for buying pork and other perishable commodities not eligible for regular price sup- More Bloodshed ALGIERS Iff)— Thirty-five rebels and one French soldeir were reported killed In scattered violence throughout troubled Algeria in the past 24 hours. ports. Still undecided, as the confereesiK- went into a Saturday session was whether to make soil bank partici pation voluntary, as the adminis tration asked, or compulsory as the Senate voted. The soil bank plan was Eisenhower's major recommendation new farm legislation this year, but first the Senate, and since then he Senate-House conferees, have icd it in with rigid price supports and other provisions opposed by he administration. This has raised he threat of a presidential veto of the entire measure. The soil bank plan, which has riot yet come before the House, vas approved yesterday in virtually the form agreed on by the Senate. S750 Million A Vcar One of its two sections would irovide 750-million-dollars-a-year or four years as payments to armers who cut back allotted production of cotton, wheat, corn, rice, tobacco and peanuts. The other would provide up to 4'i million a year for farmers who contract to divert 25 to 30 million acres of other croplands to grass, trees or similar soil-building practices. Both are designed to augment fanners' income while at the same time preventing continued overproduction of crops. Farm income has dropped sharply in recent "ears. Some encouraging news came yesterday 1'rom the Agriculture Department. It reported that farm prices advanced 2 per cent on the average between mid - February and inid-M:irrh. on top of a 1 per cent Increase during the preceding moil*'* Partinlly Offset The 3 per cent gain this year was partially offset by a I'/a per cent increase in prices of goods and services fanners buy. The mid-March farm prices still, however, were 5 per cent below those of a year ago and nearly 27 per cent below the record high reached in 1951. The Senate-House conference group has been meeting all this week seckimr to reconcile differences between the Senate and House [arm bills. Its recommendations are subject to approval of both houses after the Easter recess ends April 9. The committee itself is expected to put its' recommendations in final form next Friday. Swedish Premier Talks with Reds MOSCOW (AP) — Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders opened talks last night with Swedish Premier Tage Erlander who arrived here this week for a good will tour. The Soviet government has announced it will lift its ban on foreign tra,vel in Georgia and Armenia to permit Erlander's party to visit these southern republics. The paign Communist party's cam- denouncing Joseph Stalin reportedly touched off disorders in the late leader's home republic of Georgia. The meeting with Erlander marked Khrushchev's first public appearance since he made his now famous secret speech to the Communist party Congress Feb. 24. Denounced Stalin (Reports from behind the Iron Curtain say Khrushchev denounced Stalin as a ruthless tyrant who took all the credit for the nation's accomplishments.) Moscow newspapers said last night Soviet leaders have echoes the new party line against the Stalinist "cult of the Indivldua at more than 6,000 meetings in the Soviet capital over the pas month. The reports said such high-rank ing leaders as Foreign Ministe V. M. Molotov and Deputy Fre miers A. I. MikoVan ar.d M. Per vukhin have addressed big meet ngs over the past week. victims of its biggest purge trial of the Stalin era—the Laszlo Rajk tieason case of 1949. That trial which led to tho hanging of five men and the imprisonment of three others was bronded a mistake based on false evidence. "Rehabilitation" Meanwhile, the "rehabilitation' oi' former Communist purge vie Urns continued in Iron Curtain lands. The official Polish press dls ;loscd that two general arrested during Polish army purges have been secretly released. One al ready has been restored to mem jershfp in the Communist party Reported released are Gen. Mnri an Spychalski, said to have been jailed "in October, 1951, and Gen Waclaw Komar, imprisoned in MTCH, 1953. Earlier this week Communist Hungary declared innocent the Formosa War in 'Cold' Category By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEI, Formosa, March 31 Wl —It's more a cold than a hot war the Chinese Nationalists and Chinese Communists have been fight- Ing so far this year. Putting. u another way, It's a cold war marked by occasional exchanges of shot and shell. Both sides shout they will overcome the other, The Communists soy they will "liberate" Formosa, he Nationalist* declare they will •clurn to the mainland. Radio stn- lons on each side hurl demmrln- :MIS a,l each olhur. Thert arc two lormj oj cold war which tlie Nationalists, but not the Communists, are using: 1. Nationalist planes drop anti- Communist le.iflets on the mainland, sometimes penetrating far 5nto enemy territory. The Reds have not yet attempted to employ "paper bombs." 2. Balloons inscribed with anti- Communist slojms nnd carrying anti-Communist leaflets are floated, toward the mainland from the Nationalist-held offshore island. Tho Hcds can't curry out this type oi • "dinloKlcal 'varfim* asalnst th- .l.'.lionnllsUi: t'.-.c prevailing winds are against them. Nationalist armed forces ure numerically weaker and the total area they control is less than 14,000 square miles. But President Chiang Kal-shelt and other Nationalist leaders speak of a return to the mainland as if it were a, certainty. The Communists clamor loudly for the "liberation" of Formosa. But, as President Elsenhower once put it, they would have to run over the U.S. 7th Fleet before they could take this bastion. At the moment, It looks very nwcti like * otalemato. Newspaper Price Increase Told The Courier News will sell for 30 cents per week beginning April 1. Monthly rate will be $1.30. Announcement of the newspaper's second price increase since ' World War II was made today. Forty percent of the increase will go to the Courier News carrier boys, giving them their first appreciable increase in salary in nearly nine years. Newsprint and production costs have been mounting steadily over the past score of years. Latest newsprint increase went into effect the first of this year. Price oi newsprint has doubled in the past ten years and more than tripled since pre-war days. In addition to this cost item, like other businesses, the newspaper publishing business has seen prices of all its production factors rise steadily. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Cloudy with occasional showers with local thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High this afternoon 60s to 70, low tonight upper 40s to low 50s. MISSOUK I—Fair north, increasing cloudiness south this afternoon; wanner; Increasing cloudiness, windy and warmer tonight with scattered showers or thunderstorms beginning west tonight and spreading. over state Sunday; -warmer northeast Sunday; low tonight 40s northeast to 55-60 southwest; high Sunday 55-60 northeast to 70s southwest. Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday—fit. Sunrise tomorrow—5;47. Sunset today—0:20. Mean temperature—M. Precipitation 24 hours (7 i.m. to f ,m.)—nom. Precipitation Jan. t to date—'.7,33. Tills Date Us( Vrsr Maximum ycsicnlny—6S Minimum thla morning—41. M. I

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