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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 216 Blytheville Courier Blytheville D«uyNew« BlythevllK Herald Mississippi Valley Leider BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMEBER 7,1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES PublUhed Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Red Bosses Head Back To India Bulgonin, Nu Sign Demand On Formosa RANGOON, Burma (AP) — Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev and Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin headed back to India today on their South Asian tour. ' During their seven-day visR In Burma, the Russian leaders usec every opportunity to lambaste the West. Bulganin and Burmese Premier U Nu signed a joint demand (or turning Formosa over to Red China and for a ban on nuclear weapons. The views expressed were the same both countries have been plugging for some time, 1. Settling Indochina's political future in accordance with last year's Geneva conference ending the Indochina War. The armistice terms call for elections next July to unify pro-Western South Viet Nam with Communist-held North Viet Nam. The South Vietnamese do not favor rushing into these elections. Atomic Ban 2. An unconditional "'an on atomic and hydrogen weapons and further experiments with them, plus ft sharp reduction of conventional armaments. 3. Unification of anti-Communist South Korea and Communist North Korea. 4. An end to power blocs, which they said cause fear and distrust among nations. Before the communique was issued, Khrur.hchev added a chapter to the bristling attack he has made on the West, particularly Britain, during while in India and Burma. Speaking at a political rally here, he took a swipe at Britains' former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He referred to the "notorious directive" he said Churchill issued to Field Marshal Montgomery near the end of World War n to stack captured German arms for reissue to German prisoners against any continuing Russian advance into Western Europe. Paid Respects Churchill disclosed the order in a speech 'ast year. He said he could see no advantage In free Europe from one kind of totalitarianism "if we allowed so much of See REDS on Page 11 Red Letter Day for Blytheville First sections of pipe in the city's new $1 million sewer system was laid to rest yesterday as Mayor E. R. Jackson (standing., just right of pipe) looked on together with engineers. This pipe is being lowered into a ditch at the west extension of Henley Street near the old city dump at Pemiscot Bayou. This line will take sewage to the disposal plant, which will be located 3.000 feet west of 21st Street. Standing next to Jackson Is Allen Curry, resident engineer for Max A. Mehlburger, city's consulting engineer of Little Rock. Vernal James, who is supervising the job, stands next to Curry. He's with Worth James Construction Co. of Little Rock. (Courier News Photo) 14 Years After Pearl Harbor: U.S. Spending Five Times More on Defense Plans By ELTON C. FAY V WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen years after Pearl Harbor the United States is' still faced with the necessity of spending more than 35 billion dollars annually for defense — more than five times the amount for the year just preceding the Japanese attack. On this anniversary of American j the next fiscal year which Secre- years has been on new weapons, entry into World War II, Pent ago fiscal officials were putting int final shape a budget estimate fo Two US GIs Held In East Germany BERLIN (AP) — The East Berlin radio said today two American soldiers have been arrested in Communist Eas' Berlin. * The radio said the two were ar rested by Communist police afte they beat a male cabaret perform er unconscious. The broadcast did not identify the soldiers. Nor did it say where they are now, 01 what would hap pen to them. It said the man they Girls Needed ForUSODances White, Negro Affairs Scheduled Anyone for dancing? BlytheviLle's USD chapter is looking for about 200 girls to act as junior hostesses for the USD Christmas party at the Fairgrounds Monday night. Gil-Is need not reside in Blytheville. Mrs. C. G. Redman, local chairman, emphasized, but all should register at the BlytheviUe Y between now and Monday night. Admiral Frank Akers of the Millington Naval Air Station is sending along his dance band to play for the affair, which comes off at the Woman's Exhibit Building Walker Park. Negro airmen will be guests ar anot!:?r party at the Harrison High School pymnasium Monday night Ethel Green, is Negro USO chairman and she also needs junior hostesses, who mny sign up at the Negro Day Care Center on South Second. Both affairs will begin at 8 p.m Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday,, warmer this afternoon, cooler Thursday. Friday clear and mild. High this afternoon, upper 50s; low tonight, mid to high 30s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy this •ftcrnoon tonight nnd Thursday; warmer south and east' this afternoon; colder north and central tonight and over state Thursday; low tonight 12-15 extreme north th lower 30» south; high Thursday 35-30 extreme north' to 40-46 south. Mnxlmum ywtertUy—SO. Minimum this morning—37. Sunrise tomorrow—4:34. Suns«t today—4:49. Menn t«mpcnuure-^43.3. ' Precipitation 34 noun (7 >.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. Pr«clpll«tlon Jui. l to dtt*—U.M. Thli Ditc Uit YMf Maximum yciterdky—42. Minimum this mornlnK~35. FnclplUtlon Jui. 1 to d«l«— KM, i beat up was Werner Liehr, of the well-known Distel night club. No Information A U. S. Army spokesman said he had no Information concerning the incident. The arrests came at a time wher the Communists were issuing daily declarations that East Berlin is no longer Soviet-occupied territory The Reds claim tn have full jurisdiction. The Communist claims started after two U. S. congressmen were detained at gunpoint in East Berlin for more than four hours Nov 27. When American officials protested the detention to Soviet authorities, the Russians refused to intervene. They said they had given the East German regime full responsibility for East Berlin. All of the Western Big Three have rejected tlrs claim. They declared four-power rule continues throughout Berlin and that Russia is responsible for what their Com munist satellites do in administering East Berlin. Officals Fly To LR Air Base A group of BlytheviUe City Council members and Chamber of Commerce officials flew to Little Rock this morning to inspect che Capital City's Chamber-Air Base liaison program. The Blytheville delegation left from Blytheville Air Force Base at B o'clock this morning. They were duo to return chis afternoon. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks Hang on to Whip teachville 58-49 . . . Minors Get Glimmer of Hope from Majori' TV Revenue . . . SporU . . . Pares 14-15 . . . ... ITS In Awkward Poult ion In Dliputc Over Mongolia . . . Page 11 . . . Drag Addiction Plagued Mankind OnUrtr* Ago.,. One «f a Serlea . . . Page X ... tary of Defense Charles E. Wilson says will show no "major" change from the current figure. year's spending Wilson, emerging from a conference at Gettysburg with President he the Eisenhower yesterday, said thought military spending fiscal year beginning next July 1 could be held at about 34V 2 billions—but it would be "pretty tough" to do. . ?23 Billion In 1!H1 The fiscal year in which Pearl Harbor .occurred, including six months of the war, saw a defense expenditure of 323.572,000,000. Even before that, the budget had begun to climb as the nation built up Its armaments. It had mounted from $1,559.000,000 in the year ended June 30, 1940, to $6,071,000,000 the following year. Wilson has indicated that he expects Pentagon spending to level off, if no major changes occur in the international situation, at about the current rate fo/ the next several years. ! Not All The estimates of defense spending that apptar in the Pentagon budget are not all the money thai goes to armament. There is in addition a sizable ium, perhaps a. 1 , much as two billion dollars, for atomic weapons For reasons of s curity, the precise annual cost of nuclear weapon production is never made public but tbout $1,910,000,000 of items la- bled as "major national security" ire tabulated i this year's atomic budget totals. Emphasis for the last three particularly air-atomic power. Indications are that this will be even greater in the forthcoming budget. As new weapons begin - to accumulate, Pentagon planners hope to reduce the annual outlay for the older, more conventional equipment. ' i Folsom Tells Ike's School Aid Plans * * # # * * * * Broad Program in Making NEW YORK (AP) — A Cabinet member said today the Eisenhower administration "will present to Congress a broadened and improved program to help build thousands of schools for our children." Marion B. Folsom, secretary of health, education and welfare, outlined government intentions on the school problem at the founding convention of the newly merged AFL-CIO. "It is perfectly possible, I am* .— . —. . ——_ US Officials See Letup in Threat Of Israel-Arab War sure, for the federal government to help build schools for our children without in any way endangering the freedom of local school systems," Folsom said . Folsom said that the administration believes strongly that states and local communities must continue to increas-- their efforts. President Eisenhower, he said, believes lack o' school facilities -i no longer can be allowed." Folsom is the second Cabinet member to address the convention. Secretary of Labor Mitchell spoke yesterday. Although he asked the convention to support the admin- tration's policies, the convention adopted resolutions critical of it. Such act-in resulted only 24 hours after President Eisenhowe had addressed the convention b telephone from Gettysburg. Better Social Security Folsom said "we look forward' to continued improvement and ex tension of coverage in Social Se curity. But Folsom counseled that "we should carefully avoid tax in creases that might undermine weaken popular support for th system in the future." "We should remember," he said there is a limit to the social se curity taxes that people may b willing to pay to support the pro gram in all the years ahead." The more than 1,400 conventio delegates voted unanimously condemn the administration fo its failure to live up to Its cam paign promises to rid the Taf Hartley law of its antiUfcor prov: sions." Other resolutions yesterday "de nounced" operation of the Nationa Labor Relations Board under th present administration and crit cized current economic policies. The administration," said oi resolution, "seems more inter ested in tilting- with the windmi of inflation by increasing inleres rates than in creating the environ ment necessary for economic ex mansion. "One of Many" 'We recognize that monetar; Clement Atiee Giving Up British Labor Post LONDON (AP) — Pipe-smoking Clement Attlee, the mild-mannered Socialist who directed creation of Britain's welfare state, resigned today as leader of the Labor party. A three-cornered fight for the top post in the British opposition party appeared shaping up among the deputj' leader, Herbert Morrison, 67; 49-year-old Hugh Gaitskell; and Aneurin Sevan, 58, fiery Welsh .eader of the party's left wing. Draft Board Sends Nine To Little Rock Blytheville draft board has sent nine men to Little Rock for process's; TTiey were Thomns Ralph Prince, ""rank Harrison Maxwell, Joe Mar•in Ross, James Paul Price and Charles Clinton Daniel, all of Bly- hevllle; Reuben Kenneth Good- mnn, St. Louis; Charles Robert Griffin III. Wilson; William young- r Jr., Belot, Wise.; and Charles ilcnn Foster, Steele. The induction cflll was for Ifl men. Five transferred to other wards and two failed to report. Those failing to report were )ouglas Chlsm Humble, of Cleveand, 0., and Jimmle Lee An* rews, of Miami, Fla. The report was made by Route M. laliba, clerk of local board 47. Vefcomt Unwelcome EUREKA, Calif. (#)—A. Welcomi Oueat of Eureka filed null for dl- orce yesterday from his wife, Nora n groundt of extremt cruelty. Wo Change' Report On Blankenship There is no change in the condition of Ulus Blankenship, 47 year- old Dell farmer who was seriously injured in a car-truck collision Monday, Baptist Hospital at Memphis announced today. He is allowed no visitors, the h pital said. The crash occurred on Route 8. south of Pascola, Mo. Officers said Blankenship was driving a 1955 Chevrolet truck and attempted to pass an International oil truck. When he swung to the left side ol the road the oil.truck attempted a left turn and the impact followed. New Pay Source Opens For Postal Employes For the first time in history, ail employes of Blythevtlle Post Office were paid from the Central Accounting office in St. Louis today. Previously, clerks and city carrier* have recevied their checks from local postal funds. Infant Shoots Mother MARYSVJLLE, Calif. Wi - Four- year-old 'Wealey Cisco pulled a 12- gauge shotgun from a closet while his mother Mrs. Cleo Cisco slept on * couch, officers said. As he drugged the gun toward her, It fired. The charge hit Mrs. Cisco from two-foot range. Wilford Cisco, the father, ran In from the buck yard and rushed hla wife Uwrt. to a hospital. She died Bevan was given almost no chance, however, against Morrison or Gaitskell, both followers of Attlee's moderate policies. Morrison's age could count against him. Age and III Health Age and ill health w ^e responsible for the 72-year-old Attlee's retirement from the minority leadership in the House oi Commons. The man who served as Britain's Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951 had found direction . f the party's opposition to the Conservative government an increasing burden in recet months. Labor's defeat in the general election in May might have speeded his decisio. Last summer he suffered a slight stroke. policy is a legitimate stabilizing the economy tool for but it merely one of many weapons in the arsenal of economic programs." This resolution said nutomobile production and home building are "leveling off" and said government housing, tax and social aid programs should be geared up to counter any possible economic decline. Secretary of Labor Mitchell hart called on the AFL-CIO in a speech . esterday to support administration policies. He said that under the Eisenhower administration workers were benefiting from a st?.ble economy and high wages. The convention resolution dealing with the NLRB disagreed with a series of board decisions and safd, "The administration-dominated board has established antiunion policies almost entirely detrimental to the rights of labor." Meanwhile, APL-CIO President George Meany apparently has moved in to squelch any feuds developing in the assimilation of the onetime rival AFL and CIO unions. He announced that at i. founding session of the APL-CIO's new Industrial Union Department UUD) he personally would settle any arguments over membership rights of various unions. The IUD was See SCHOOL on Page 11 By JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials believe the threat of war between Israel and Arab countries has eased. They credit this to intensive diplomatic efforts by the United States, Britain and the United Nations. Both Arabs and Israelis, despite their continuing dispute, they said, are now thinking ir terms of nego- Weeks Foresees Capital Spending Record in 1956 NEW YOHK WV-Business capital spending in the first quarter of 1956 will climb to record high, 12 per cent over llu- pace of booming 1955, Secretary of Commerce Sin clair Weeks declared today. In an address prepared for de livery at the opening session o the convention of the Nationa Assn. of Manufacturers, Weeks gave this business forecast for 195G: "For the first six months at least I am confident we'll move to a higher plane—for the balance o\ the year I'm optimistic." Weeks said the estimate of capital expenditures In next year's first quarter was made by the Commerce Department, which will make public details of its survey tomorrow. Weeks said industry can do its part to help maintain prosperity ay keeping prices from getting too ligh, by managing consumer debt and by careful handling of inventory problems to avoid major cycles. "Insofar i cerned," he casion today Hating a compromise peace settlement. Two months ago many had considered an explosive war likely after Egypt's -ig arms deal with the Communist bl~c. Only Temporary Officials aclcnowledged the improving outlook might be only temporary. No formula has yet been found for peace talks. Israel's Foreign Minister Mosht Sharett made it clear yesterday he does not share what he described as "a wave of optimism," over peace prospects. After calling on Secretary of State Dulles yesterday, he reported he saw 'no improvement" in the picture. "I see the possibility of things getting worse," he added. Officials said Sharett's gloomy outlook applied more to long-range prospects rather than the immediate situation. They noted the nearly daily clashes along the Israeli frontiers have subsided considerably, and saw little chance that either side would launch a major attack at present. Prospect* Brighter With this lowering of tensions, they said, even the prospects of ft lasting peace settlement are brighter. British Prime Minister Eden is recognized as having played a big role in calming Arab countires by hs proposal last month to mediate their quarrel with Israel. President Eisenhower's Nov. 9 statement appealing for talks is believed to have allayed Israeli fears considerably. Likewise, Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, United Nations ruce supervisor in the area, has played a big part in calming both 5 prices are con- aid, "there's no oc- to charge all the raffic will bear and I hope business management exercise statesmanlike restraint in this respect." In the President keynote address. NAM Henry G. Riter III declared that thr merger of the APL and CIO represented a threat to <he country's freedom and prosper- ty- Riter, also president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, . J., said: "If there Is one fundamental American principle which must be maintained so people may p/osper, t is the principle of equal applica- ion of laws to all citizens. * "Within the last 48 hours, we huve seen the amassng in the lands of a few men of the preatest potential economic, and possible olitical power, in the history of! he country." I More Aid Due from US For Schools Blytheville has been assured additional government aid in its school program. Final amount will depend on several as yet unknown factors and will range from $30,000 to $175.000. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson, just returned from Washington, said he has been assured by officials of the U. S. Office of Education that additional aid will be forthcoming. Nicholson said he and Congressman E. C. (Took) Gathings, who arranged the session, conferred at length regarding the district's eligibility for funds under legislation authorizing aid to school areas crowded by location of federal installations. STANDING ROOM ONLY — And there Wfis practically no standing room left when Leachville's Lions came to town last night to play Blytheville High School's Chickasaws. Crowd pictured here overflowed onto floor and stood at the end of court and In entrance. Renewed interest in city basketball has led school offi- cials to believe 1855-56 season will break nil prevloui attendance records. Another factor which will continue to swell crowds to Blytheville's entry into Ark*MM' Big Kighi coofmoM. (Otwtor Newt Photo)

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