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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IB* DOMINANT NXWSPAPBR Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 13 lll* Courier Blythtvillt Daily Newt I Vtllej Lttdtr Blythevill. Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, fHURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1956 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Demos Push Vote Search; GOPWatches By THE ASSOCIATED FEES* Democratic presidential aspirants were beating the bushes today to flush out votes in the Illinois, New Jersey and Florida primaries, coming up in that order. Republicans were mostly on the a top-level conference of Arab and sidelines except for a part in th Israeli leaders, the United States, to endless dispute over farm prob lems and the meaning of recen Midwest votes in that regard. The most immediate concern for the Democrats — and, some what incidentally, lor the flepub licans too — is the Illinois vote next Tuesday. It is mainly a test of strength for Adlai Stevenson. Officially un opposed on the Democratic ticke in a state where he served a term as governor, he will wind up with a black eye unless he manages tr equal or better the showing Sen Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) madi Tuesday in Wisconsin. Write-in Drive The Tennessee senator got 42 per cent of the total Wisconsin voteT a better primary showing than any Democrat has mad' there in years. A relatively poor run by .Stevenson in Illinois would put Kefauver backers in position to argue their man has more voter appeal. There is a write,-in drive-in linois for Gov. Frank J. Lausche of Ohio. Kefauver backers are also urging: write-ins. Stevenson, vacationing in Oeor gia and planning a speech ir Jacksonville, Pla., tomorrow, wil hurry back to Illinois for a last campaign swing through the south em part of.. the state, a. hand' shaking tour in Chicago and Monday night television talk. The name of Sen. William F, Knowland of • California Is on the Illinois Republican ballot along with Eisenhower's but only because Knowland did not have time to withdraw after the President announced for renomination. Kefauver. campaigning in Florida for the May 29 vote, called at a Miami rally last night for Jury Slated To Get Cirrult Case Today Final arguments to a Circuit Court jury were made today in the case of Norman Eugene Byrd, charged with receiving stolen property. Two juveniles have pleaded guilty to the actual burglary. According to their, testimony yesterday, they knocked a plate glass window from the front of Thompson's Jewelry March 10, reached inside and stole a number of watches and cigarette lighters. One of the watches was found in Byrd's possession after one ot the youths led deputies to his house. The boy, who had been visiting here from- Chicago, said Byrd: agreed to buy the watch from him j if he stole It. - ! Britain and Prance to seek peaceful Middle East solution. He urged that this country and others in the West sell arms to Israel to restore the balance upset by Communist sales of arms to Egypt. Kefauver also said Secretary of State Dulles Is "lulling us into false security when he says the present 'defame Stalin 1 drive means internal disintegration of the Soviet Union." Stevenson, at Kingsland, Ga., got into the racial segregation issue again with a statement that "the fate'of the world depends today on unity among Americans." "To have that unity we must settle the segregation problem peaceably, honorably and according to our law, our conscience and our, religion," Stevenson said in a copyrighted interview with M. L. See POLITICS on Page 10 SCOTCH VISITOR — J. W. Barron (left), first secretary of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce and its second president, brought a cousin from Scotland to town today. She Is Miss Anne Barron of Inverness, who is in this country visiting relatives and meeting Barron for the first time. Barron now lives in Charleston. Miss Barron is staying in Sikeston while visiting here. W. 'M. Burns '(center) served with Barron as Chamber began early activities : in city.-(Courier News Photo) U. N. Leader Maps Mid-East Mission By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold today mapped a mission to find ways to bring peace back to the Middle East. Armed with unanimous authorization from the Security Council, Hammarskjold planned to leave tomorrow to investigate the causes of tension along the Israeli-Arab borders. He is to report back to the Security Council within a month with measures to calm down Israel Missco Men Are Paroled The State Board of Pardons nnd Paroles has paroled three Mississippi County convicts from the state penitentiary, according to Word received from Cummins Prison Farm today. They were: Jim Cooper, charged with assault with intent to kill and sentenced to three years tin March 28, 1055. James Norman Holloway, charged with grand . larceny, senten"0(l to one year in prison Oct. 17, lC5.i. Ellie Keys Jr.. sentenced to 21 years, for second degree murder, March 24, 1949. and her Arab neighbors. En route to the Middle East, the secretary general planned to fly by way of London and Paris to consult with Foreign Office experts on arms sales questions and other problems. He told the council yesterday, after it adopted the U.S. resolu- t.ipp to send him back to the 'Mid-L afe^feTljtt'* tlifrtf 'he shaieo" World j concern o\ ei the dangers in Pa estine area He visited the area In January and discussed .the situation then with Israeli 'and Arab leaders. On iis return he told newsmen he was optimistic that developments would avert war. Urges Cooperation In his statement to the council, he said: "I note that the council wants me to explore possible ways 01 reducing the tension along the demarcation • lines. The extent to vhich such an exploration is possible and likely to yield lasting results depends ' "necessarily on the willingness 'of all the parties concerned to coopeVate fully, with the .ecretary general in'a Joint effort nspired by mutual confidence. . . "I also trust that all, those who are interested, in a good outcome of the effort, but are not parties to the conflict, will assist the parties and myself by restraint in word and action, as without this the difficulties would be unnecessarily increased." This was taken here as a hint that Hammarskjold wanted to work directly without contributing aggravation from the big powers. Voice Confidence Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., U. S. chief delegate and council president for April, voiced the council's confidence In the secretary general and its good wishes. Israeli council in voting for the U.S. resolution, although amendments he and Arab spokesmen had previously promised cooperation with the mission. Soviet Delegate Arkady fiobolev' went along with the rest of the proposed were battered down in a series of votes; The Russian explained that the American proposal appeared to be satisfactory to the parties coiicerned. ; After brief consultations Em ope, Hammarskjold will fly on to Jerusalem for conference's with Compromise Farm Bill Nears Final Draft Stage Big Part hi Road Work Construction programmed W the Arkansas Highway Commission includes surfacing of 18.8 miles of secondary roads in Mis*- sissippi County at a cost of $51,509. The money will be spent on three projects as follow?: Highway 136, surfacing of 5.6 miles from Highway 40 to Highway- 77, $15,000. The stretch runs from Carroll's Corner on Highway 77, west to Etowah, then south to Highway 40. Highway 120, surfacing of eight miles from Highway 61 to O'Donnel Bend, $21,500. The srtetch begins at Highway 61, just south ot Burdette, and runs east of O'Don- ncll Bend on the Mississippi. Highway 150 surfacing of 5.H miles from Number Nine to Huffman, $15,009. This road goes east one mile from Number Nine, south one mile, then east again to Huffman on the Mississippi. Type of surfacing was not announced. .Jordan. Communist movement, especially on the question of Yugoslavia." Only Partners.? The Implied endorsement of Yi: goslav President Tito's defiance of Stalin,-,appeared particularly significant if> observer's here. Tito and .- 7 - — come brass-i stnlin broke over the Yugoslav's ;tacks- talks witB the leaders of Is-Meterminalion to develop commu- rael, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and*Warn In h,is country in his own way, independent of Moscow's die•i tates. Western experts long have ' speculated that Mao nnd his aides also consider themselves partners of the Kremlin, not satellites. Admitting mistakes had been made In Red China, the statement said dangers could develop in the future if individual leaders became "conceited and not circumspect." It singled Red Ckinese Join. Anti - Stalin Chorus; Ex - Leader Blasted By LEONARD LEFKOW HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese Communists have climbed aboard the anti-Stalin bandwagon with a denunciation of the cult of the individual. yelping: radio said , Stalin-like • — mistakes also had been made in Red China, but it did not give the slightest Indication that Chinese Communist chief Mao Tze-tung is -in line for any trimming down. The broadcast today was the first Communist Chinese endorsement of the Soviet campaign to deglorify Stalin. It said an "enlarged meeting" of the Politburo ruling body of the Chinese Com munist party, congratulated the 'Communist party of the Soviet Unibn on its developments In the historic struggle against the cul of the individual." "Erroneous Decisions" Just as their Soviet allies had the Chinese Reds said Stalin followed Lenin's principles in the first years of his rule but. later "made erroneous decisions on certain important questions." Th broadcast listd four such decisions: 1. He carried the "exterminating of. counterrevolutionaries (the purges) to excess." 2. He showed a "lack of neces- •y vigilance" on the eve World War H. 3. He failed to "pay proper attention to (he further development of. agriculture and the material 'welfare of the peasantry." , : .4. He "advocated certain erroneous lines In the international Only Few Minor Issues Remain To Be Ironed Out WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate-House conference committee turned today to polishing up a controversial election-year farm bill with most of its major provisions already determined. To ' Old suggestions; -of withdrawing fences or puffing physical barriers along demarcation lines lines aie expected tof be ..explored again. Hammarskjold -must conduct hi; talks within Ihe framework of the existing Israeli-Arab armistice agreements and both sides must agree on any steps he recommends before they can be put Inlo effect. New violence on the Israeli- Egyptian frontier underlined the urgency 01' Hnmmarskjold's task. Israel claimed an Egyptian patrol attacked Israeli troops near the Gaza Strip border, killing three Israeli soldiers in a four-hour exchange. The Egyptians said the Israelis opened fire first and killed an Arab Palestinian soldier. In Damascus, a usually reliable source reported the Soviet Union has promised Israel's Arab neighbors sufficient military, political and financial aid If Western military intervention In the Middle East develops. The United States, Britain and France in recent months have repeatedly cited their 1950 pledge; to prevent any change in Israel's; frontier's by force. '• out four previous Peiping targets as responsible for past errors .however, and gave no sign the criticism was intended to extend to present top, leaders of the Chinese regime. Frisco Buys New Industrial Site; Has Prospect, Too Frisco Railway has purchased 80 acres of land on the south side for. development as industrial property and W. S. Johnston, local agent, said the company has "some prospects" of locating a new industry here. He said, however, that there Is "nothing definite" to ad*d at thl The property Is located on Elm Street and the Frisco mainline tc the south of the Central Metal Products plant. Original announcement of the purchase came from J. E. Oilii land, vice president of traffic, Can Handle Several He said, "We expect this insure available industrial sites a reasonable, costs for industries de siring to,locate in this vicinity." The. tract has a half-mile front age on Elm Street and Is one quarter of a mile deep. CUlllland said it "con easily accommodate several industries of ' substantla size." .He,, pointed out that Blytjieville arid" Northeast Arkansas . have shown "encmiragtnfv Industrial ac tivity" In the past few months coupled with noticeable population gains and "the acquisition of this land is appropriately in line with the general growth and development of the territory." All utilities are located adjacent to the property, he said. Chamber of Commerce Is actively working to secure new Industrial locutions here and will cooperate with Frisco In securing prospects if asked, Jada McOuire, Chamber manager, said. Nepro Red Cross Workers Meet Members of the Negro division of the Bed Cross campaign fund drive are being asked to meet nt 7 o'clock tonight to plan clean-up work. Ira Young, who heads the dlvis- .lon, said the meeting has been scheduled for Harrison High School gymnasium. Persons unable to attend the session. Young stated, should report to the. Red Cross chapter office on North Sccon.d Osceola Honors Its Fire Chief Osccola's outRoing volunteer fire chief, Douglas Fletcher, was honored at a-dinner last night by department members, city officials, and their wives. . Fletcher is being succeeded by J W, Taylor, who has been with the department. 18 years. The chief Ifl ending 24 years with the department. Taylor presented Fletcher with a picture of Fletcher In uniform. Nathan Prcwltt, first Oscr.ola fire chief and now municipal judge, spoke. The dinner was held at Osceola elementary school. New Boy Scout Units Are Active Explorer Post Nearly Ready For Blyth«ville, Ladt 4 Organization of new Scout unltd In Mississippi County District moved along at a brisk pace this week. A new Blythevllle Boy Scout Troop and a new Reiser Oub Scout Pack lead the list, 'according to Floyd White, Scout field executive who serves the count/. ! Pathfinders Claw of First Metlv odlst. Church Is sponsoring Boy Scout'Troop 104. Jlinmlc Edwards Is Scoutmaster and Bill Wyntt Is assistant Scoutmaster. The troop Is to meet every Thursday night at the church. At present, It has about 13 active members. Kelsor School Is sponsoring the new Cub Pack. Roy Langston Is cubmaster and Is being assisted by W. H. Whltlock. White also revealed plans for a Blythevllle Explorer Post (for boys 14 years of age and over). He suid adult leaders already have been selected and details on post meetings should be madi known within the next week. , Tentative agreement late yesterday on a program for supporting corn and other livestock feed grains ieft only minor compromises ahead In the committee's effort to rewrite two widely differing farm bills Into a singls measure. Still ahead, U the bill Is to become law. Is the need for first House and then Senate approval and for President Elsenhower's signature on a measure which now contains many provisions he has opposed. Elsenhower declined to say yesterday what stand -he will take. "The whole bill has to be la front of me . before I .can say * word," he told his news conference. ; ' ..,--.. So Veto Secretary of Agriculture Benson and Sen. Alken (R-Vt), senior OOP member of the Senate ''Agrl- .culture Committee,'.both h»ve predicted a presidential veto; If the final bill, like • the present one, balls for a return to higher, rigid price suppoitis. But Sen. Ellendef (D-La), chairman of the .conference group, had » different Idea. "Sure, he'll sign it," Ellender said In an Interview, contending the omnibus measure Includes "Just about everything he .asked in the way of farm legislation this year except for some farm' credit proposals." • , .-. . Ellehdor and other conferees said most major provisions of the •»vr;been decided at least, tentatively. - •. , "We have agreed to alt down Friday and go over the whole draft and our report," he said. "It's my Idea to stay In session Friday until we complete every- S« FARM on Fi(6 1« ' Holiday Friday For All Students Friday us a holiday for elementary and high school children in Mississippi County, but their teachers will be hard to work as usual, this lime at a district meeting. Where's the Money Coming From? Blytheville's Needs, Income Don't Tally A book popular with political scientists in the 1940's was a small volume by Stuart Chase entitled, "Where's the Mississippi and Crittenden Coun- | Money Coming From?" Fifty teachers—about 500 of them—! teen years later, this title is uniquely appropriate in regard to the outlook of munici- pal'finance and administration in Blytheville. In recent years, the average citizen has become accustomed to see- Ing his government undertake various projects and hang the cost. Big spending on the part of the federal government fostered a belief that any government can do anything. This attitude on the part of citizen* has for yearR sent city officials running for the aspirin bottle. Cities like Blytheville are limited will be guests of the Blytheville teaching unit at the high school. It is the annual Day District meeting of District No. 17. Negro schools will also observe a holiday for students and a separate meeting for teachers.- Weather NORTHLAST ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Clearing and rnlld Friday. High this afternoon, mid to high 70s; low tonight in 50s. Minimum this morning—46. Maximum yesterday—71. Sunrise tomorrow—5:40. Sunset today—8:24. Mean temperature—58.S. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—i.20. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— IB.Si This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—.70. Minimum this morning—M. PrecJpiutlob J*n. l to dat«—H.Tfl. In Municipal Court Clyde Kapp forfeited $15 bond on" a charge of speeding 40 mph on Main Street. Kapp did not ippeir. in wnat tney can do lor tneir citizens. Unlike towns which are in business (operating various utilities*, Ely the villa's sources of income are limited and do not necessarily grow with the needs of the town. More Demands And this town has grown. In the process, it has built a demand for needs which the city, right now, can't hope to fulfill. Lack of planning over the years now works to make progress even more expensive Here is a rundown of sqme of the problems facing the city . . . many of them bring to mind the question, "Where's the money coming from?" , .1, The Police Department Is still operating on *. horse-and -buggy Blytheville Gets Sti Blythevllle's llrst - quarter share of state turnback (unds seemed to Indicate today the recent census was not completed In time to re- Ilect in the payment to the city. The city will receive $11.788 from schedule of work and pay. It nee to be nearly doubled in strength. Currently, polJcemen Join tf force at a starting salary of S^ per month. At the end of one yen they are raised to J250. Half the hospitallzatlon insurance Is paid 1" the city which has a policy to In elude a small life insurance claufi —two Items of extraordinary im portance in i profession which ea be hazardous at times. 73-Hour Week In return, police work six, 1! hour shfits— or 72 hours — per wee! Even with the iddltlon of mor men, a drop to a normal wor schedule would leave the force 1 a not-too-strong position (or a per sonnel standpoint. In addition, traffic 'and p 0 "' ate Tax Turnback severance and liquor taxes. 1 amounts to about the same as thn received In Ihe first quarter o 1955. It was believed that the rere« census would reflect In the firs payment, since such returns ar ' make limited parking regulations in thejthe downtov/n area really effective, the city need/j a patrolman on a three-wheel motorcycle Cost of this would be about $1,800. A portable electronic device to be used to catch speeders costs about $500. Though perhaps not quite as effective && radar, Mayor Toler Buchanan, who has seen it demonstrated, said it could be quite a deterent to speeding, A bright spot here is that such a device, which can be operated by one man, probably would pay for it«lf In a short time. Its presence also could relieve eome of the traffic patrolling load of the remainder of the force. City Council expects to get a look at the device In coming months, Receipts Up Buchanan also points out thai January and February police re- celpte ran ahead of those In 1055, by about $600. Continued rlRld on- lorcement and Increases In the number of vehicles on cily slr<?«Li could continue to mrcngthcn this flRure a turnback fund of $2,311,690, ac- based on population cording to an announcement of It should Increase payment In State Treasurer J. Vance Clayton, the second quarter of this year, a The money comes from gasoline, city official said. as being the most satisfactory one for handling trash In a city this It not only i.s more sanitary than present efforts to burn trash, but makes city dump land more valuable for re-sale. City of New York, to Uike a rather extreme example, 250 acres per year by using this method of disposing of rubbish. However, equipment to put thte Sec BlythcvllJe's Need* on Page 10 Man oh Road Hit by Truck; Is Critical Qrady Leo Smothers, 46, of Steele, Is In Chickasawba Hospital today in "critical" condition aft- 'j 1 being struck by a film truck on •ttghwny 01 near Huffman Lumber ;o. shortly after midnight last light, police reported. According to Charlie Green, a S'egro driver for the Rltz theater. Smothers had been lying on the highway. As Green approached, Smothers arose directly In the path of the car. Officers said Green apparently was traveling about 40 miles per hour, well under the speed limit for the highway. Green's wife and child were riding with him on a regular run to State Line to pick up a load of film. When his car hit the man, Green stopped and ran to secure aid. A resident called police and ambulance. Green was released without charge. Cotton Ginners Meet Tomorrow A cotton gin management conference will be held here tomorrow night at Hotel Noble, it was announced today by J. E. Dicks, manager of the local Swift & Co. oil mill. Cotton glnncrs In the area have been invited. Dfck.s and O. B. Henderson are to be the official hosts. The conference will be conducted by .J. H, Padgett and C. W. 2. Recently, the sanitary fill Graham of the company's general method of burying trash and sarr office In Chicago, bnge was demonstrated at. the new Subjects for discussion Include management, Investments, new gin machinery, personnel, etc, , city dump. Thla method U widely recognized Base-City Bus Schedule Is Announced Airways Bus Lines Inc., today released Its schedule of runs from Blythevillc Air Force Base to Bly- thovllle. , W. J. Wunderllch, owner of the lines, said the schedule will hold up until such time as demands make additional runs necessary. The bus will depart from Glencoe Hotel and travel vli Ash, Fifth nnd Chlckasawba In making its way to the base. Here's the schedule: 7 a.m.—Leave Glencoe. 3:45 p.m.—Leave Glencoe. 4:10 p.m.—Leave Base. • 8:00 p.m.—Leave Olcncoe. 6:30 p.m.—Leave Basel 7:00 p.m.—Leave Glencoe. 7:&) p.m.—Leave Base, 11:30 p.m.—Leave Glencoe. BHS Newspaper Wins Award The Chlckasaw, official publlca- ion of Blytheville High School students, has been awarded a second )lace rating by Columbia National *rcss Association, sponsored by Co- umbla University. It won the same award'last year. Sue Owens is current editor and Thurman Hewlett is faculty spon- or. DEPART FOR FESTIVAL — Blythevills Itlgk, •ehoel'i choir shoved off (or the Stale Vocal Festival In Hot Springs todiy. Pictured above are Embry Wilson, (acuity chaperont, Jaok 'nwmptoo, Glenn L»dd and Larry Ellis. (Covrtor Ncwi Pluto) . ,

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