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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOL. LII—MO. 18 Blytheville Courier Blythevilte Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 'OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1956 Demos Seeking Quick Passage Of Farm Bill BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson said after a White House conference today the new farm bill is not acceptable, to him in its present form. There was no indication, however, that President Eisenhower had reached any final conclusions about the compromise measure, drafted by a Senate-House Conference Committee. Presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty told reporters before the meeting broke up the President would not make up his mind on the bill until it had passed both houses and had been sent to him for action. By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic spokesmen called today for quick passage of the-completed compromies farm bill while President Eisenhower took a new look at its provisions. Eisenhower called Secretary of+ Agriculture Benson to the White House for a conference which could chart a new administration effort to get a bill more to their liking. New Battle Such an effort, however, would require a new battle In the Senate or the House to force revision 01 the bill on which a Senate-House conference committee completed action late yesterday. A House vote, probably on Wednesday, will provide the first test. Both Sen. Ellender (D-La) and Rep. Cooley (D-NC), chairmen of the two houses' agriculture committees, predicted quick approval in Congress. They put it up to Eisenhower on a take-it-or-leave- It basis. Ellender said Eisenhower "takes it or there is no farm bill" this session. selected by the" Arkansas Rac- But Cooley said he was "a little ing commission to guide it bit apprehensive that House Re- ,, 6 , - e ,-,-.. publicans may try to force some I through a maze of litigation changes before the measure goes] involving a new dog track at to Eisenhower. Higher Supports The bill would establish the soi bank . Eisenhower .asked, to . boos frvmers' income through federal payments .While at the same time avoiding overproduction. BM; it also would require higher, rigid price supports and other provision which both Eisenhower and Benson have fought. Two of the five Senate conferees refused to sign the agreement. Sens. Aiken (R-Vt) and Holland (D-Fla) said they expect a presidential veto of the omnibus bil unless the House or Senate orders its revision. They contend it is too late for the administration soil bank plan to do much good this year. The plan calls for special benefit payments to farmers who underpianl their allotments of cotton, wheat, corn and other crops now in heavj See FARM on Page II) State Racing Group Hires Attorneys • Cheney Says Wood, Smith To Replace Gentry LITTLE ROCK. (AP) — Two Little Rock lawyers have been West Memphis. State Revenue Commissioner J. Orville Cheney, ex officib secretary of the commission, announced yesterday that the law firm composed of Warren Wood and Griffin TEN PAGES Published Dallr Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS British Press Hits Policy in Mid - East LONDON (AP) — British newspapers today accused the Eisenhower administration of vaccilating m the Middle East and called for strong and united action by Britain and America to head off risks of open war. Both Conservative and Laborite publications accused Washington of trying to back both parties m the Middle East dispute in art excess of election-year caution. COLORING FOR SAFETY — Two first grade Central school students work above on Jaycee safety-color kits, distributed to all first and second grade pupils in the B!ytheville School district. Project, is part of a national safety program of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which believes safety rules should be learned early in life. Left is Susan Origsby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Grigsby. She's a desk companion of Rosemary Christian, right, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. O. M. Christian. They are students of Mrs. James N. White. (Courier News Photo) state the MATS Has One of %ar* Fatal Wrecks TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (.'?) — One of the Air Force's giant C124 Globemasters, taking off on a routine check flight, crashed and burned here yesterday, killing three of its crew ;uid injuring fourj 'he only legal dog racing permit Smtih Jr. would replace Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry a commission's counsel. Three Suits Wood is a former assistant TJ.S district attorney; Smith is the son of the late Arkansas chief justice, Three suits are pending against the Racing Commission in the dog track controversy. One of them filed by the Southland Racing Corp., forced the commission to license Southland's new track at West Memphis. It is on its way to the Arkansas Supreme Court on appeal. The, other two seek to stop the track from operating. The first, filed by four Crittenden County residents, challenges the commission's authority to regulate dog racing, and contends that the dog racing- law is unconstitutional. The. other, brought by the old Riverside Greyhound Club, seeks to prevent the commission from approving racing dales for Southland, and asks that the Southland franchise be der'Ted invalid. Shut Down Riverside once operated a track at West Memphis, but shut down at the beginning of World War II, and never has attempted to reopen. When the suit was filed, Riverside contended that it owned Faubus Steps Up Attack On State Hospital Group LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Qrval, Faubus charged last night that some employes of the State Hospital are guilty of "gross inefficiency," but the superintendent of the mental institution, Dr. Ewmg H. Crawfis, replied that the workers are "devoted and sincere " The Liberal News Chronicle de:lared: "Mr. Dulles, shouting incoherent advice from the sidelines and assuring both teams of his undying allegiance, cuts an exas- erating figure. Sees Emergency "For the moment the guns are lent along the Israeli-Arab front- TS. But unless a Joint Anglo- merlcnn policy for the Middle last is speedily agreed on, we ,ay shortly see an emergency icre so great that even Mr. Dul- tlv les will be unable to define himself out of it." The Conservative Daily • Telegraph said that If open war broke out at the moment over incidents in the Gaza strip area "no one .' . . has the slightest idea of what would happen." "As a result of Mr. Dulles' and President Eisenhower's verbal vaccllation this week, there now exists no firm outline of Western purposes," the Telegraph declared. Against this frightening confusion, n would-be aggressor might well feel jusitfied in gambling on the Western powers taking no action." To Deter Aggressoin The Telegraph said if the United States refuses to Join Britain in a firm declaration to honor the 1350 tripartite agreement on Palestine, Britain must state "unequivocally that we will intervene unilaterally and promptly should aggressoin occur." The newspaper said the purpose * * * of such action "would be quite simply to deter aggre'ssion—surely a. worthy object even in an American election year." Urgent Need The Laborite Daily Herald said "It is most urgently necessary to clear the air between Britain and the United States." "It is a moment for vigor and blunt speaking," the Herald asserted. "It Is a time for new policies and not old squabbles." The Star, a Liberal evening newspaper, said: .. "If war breaks out it may cost even more than did Korea to restore peace. The moral should be clear to Democrats, and Republicans alike, nils is rather more important than electioneering." * * Hammarskjold Is En Route To Troubled Middle East Dr. Crawfis nhd the governor, the principal combatants in a -dispute over operations of the hospital, appeared last night before a meeting of the Pulaski County Mental Health Association here. The association called the meeting, which drew a crowd of about 200, in an attempt to calm the controversy. The 2-hour session served, however, only to reveal the breadth of the breach between Faubus and Crawiis! Lists Charges Faubus spoke first and used most of his time to list old charges against the 2-unit hospital, and make some new ones. Calling the hospital his administration's "No. 1 headache," Faubus centered his attack on the hospital's dairy. farm and good purchasing programs. The governor said the hospital administration sometimes had ordered "first class" commodities and accepted "second, third and fourth grade products." ' As an example, he said, the hospital paid S5.000 for "first class soap, but got an Inferior grade. "I had "an investigator who found this out, and it resulted in the state getting back about $900," said the governor. "Deplorable" Paubus charged that "unsanitary" operations at the hospital's dairy farm near Benton had resulted in milk which dairymen wouldn't drink. "The conditions existing at the dary farm are deplorable," he said. "There are 240 cows at Benton and 125 of them are dry Any dairyman will tell you that n herd should be 80 per cent producing.' Inefficiency in administration of the food 1 program, Faubus said, has caused great waste. "It is the duty of the , farm manager a month or so in ad- ^vtince lo estimate the amount of pork, milk and other food that will be produced so that the food service director cfen plan on what will be available," he said, "in December and January, the farm manager missed the estimate on pork by 19,000 pounds.' 20,000 Lh. Error On another occasion, sn'id Fan-, $ee FAUBUS on I'age 10 LONDON (AP) — U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was flying here today on his mission to seek a way to peace in a Middle East flaming with Arab-Israeli strife He planned to confer with Brit**—-- ' fsh Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd during a two-hour stopover. Then he goes to Rome for preliminary talks with U. N. truce observers from the troubled Palestine aren. Month's Study Hammnrskjold .expects to spend a month in the Middle East, surveying the tensions and studying how to abate them. The United States proposed the mission .and the U. N. Security Council him the mandate. gave Hammarskjold's departure from New York last night was delayed while a police bomb squad made what was described as "a routine check" of the airliner. New troubles faced Hammar- skjold as his mission started. Fresh outbreaks along the Egyptian-held Gaza strip area forced the U. N. truce supervisor, Canadian Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, to postpone until Sunday his meet- Ing with Hammarskjold in Rome. 59 Killed Carolinas Target Of New Tornadoes CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — Tornadoes twisted acros* the Carolinas yesterday, dipping into at least three areas. Considerable damage to dwellings and other buildings Was reported. Power lines were down and communications disrupted. others, one critically. Only the seven men were aboard the big double-decked plane, which had been used as a cargo transport for the 1501st Transport Wing of the Military Air Transport Service. Officers at the base said k was the first fatal accident of 160.000 flying hours for the'MATS. Travis APB identified the dead as; M. Sgt. Harold E. Roache, whose widow, Shirley, lives at Vacaville, Calif. M. Sgt. Arthur G. Bi-rd, whose widow, Margaret, lives at Travis APB. S. Sgt. Amos H. Kolb, whose widow, Velda Lee, lives at Fairfield, Calif. Travis did not disclose the condition of the four men taken to a hospital. They were: 1st Lt. James L. Hayter, son of Fordyce Hayter, Presno, Calif. 2nd Lt. Richard C. Nelson, son of James Willard Nelson, Greenland, N. H. 2nd Lt. Garth L. Tingey, whose next of kin is Colleen M. Tingey, Houston. Tex. M. Sgt. Russell M. Hobart, hus.- band of Mildred Hobart..Vacaville. for West Memphis. Since then however, the commission has revoked the club's license. The Ri(!in<r. Commission firei See RACING on Pajre 10 Bare Knuckle Campaign Now As Candidates Square Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It looks like bare-knuckle campaigning from now on by both Acllai Stevenson and Sen. These two rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination swapped sharp verbal punches at long-range yesterday, and appeared ready for more close-in fiehtine next W P( * when both of.them stump Florida for that state's 28 convention votes. Gathings Tells Hew Farm Bill Arkansas Congressman E. C. (Took! Gathings today informed Mississippi County that mandatory soil bank provisions and the enlarged cotton set-aside measure have been eliminated by Senate-House conferees. Gathings, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, sate both provisions have been pulled from the omnibus farm bill which the conferees are Whipping into shape. He predicted that lowering of the set-aside would make the bill more acceptable both to certain elements in Congress and 'to President Eisenhower. GracePaiiiesAboardShipUntilSa.m. By CYNTHIA LOWRT ABOARD SS CONSTITUTION Ijfl — Grace Kelly slept late today after staying up until 3 a.m. for a gay party in the ship's night club. During the evening, however, Miss Kelly danced only once, a foxlrot with her father who is by popular vote the best dancer on the ship. Around noon Grace emerged from her stateroom and curled up with a book, "Island Play- ers," on a deck chair in an Isolated spot on the sun deck outside her cabin. Oliver, her French poodle, stood guard beside her. She was wrapped in a blanket against the brisk wind and her face was protected against the burning sun by a coolie-type straw hat. Then she went to the pool cafe for a drink with friends. This afternoon she will po<e for photographers. In Paterson, N. J., Kefauver cused Stevenson of "mud slinging" and said such tactics smacked of "a man who is desperate." Kefauver called a news conference after reading that Stevenson, earlier in the day, had accused him of injuring Democratic unity and of Senate absenttc'lsm at times when votes were taken on certain vital bills. But even before he was aware of Stevenson's remarks in a Jacksonville, Pla.,f speech, Kefauver had told newsmen covering his New Jersey swing that Stevenson had been "slinging mud" by making fun of his hand-shaking style of campaigning. Lashing back at Stevenson. Kefauver said, "1 dodn't cry" after losing out at the Democratic convention four years ago. "I got out and worked to help Mr. Stevenson and the Democratic party," Kefauver asserted. Defends Record Kefauver said it wasn't true—as Stevenson charged—that he had been absent on important Senate votes, adding: "I think my voting record shows a very good attendance." The Tennessean also replied to Stevenson in kind, contending hi.' opponent's course of action wil hurt the Democratic party." Meantime. Kefauver continued his five-day tour of New Jersey, here he is the only Democrat entered in that state's presidential preference primary on April 17. Stevenson strategists in the state are trying to defeat a Kefauver delegate slate ith an unpledged lineup of delegate candidates backed by the regular Democratic organization. Oblique Slap In an oblique slap at Stevenson, Kefauver said he felt anybody who wanted New Jersey's 38 convention votes should "present himself to the people." After his brief foray into Florida, Stevenson headed back for Chicago to get ready for the Illinois primary next Tuesday. He Is unor -VOH ''-.-re. :il"-ouch Iv.-ker; Set POLITICS on Page 10 ' Acid - Throwing Hood Ran into Arms of Police NEW YORK (AP) — A hoodlum who flung acid into the eyes of labor columnist Victor Riesel may have slipped in and out of a policeman's grasp shortly after the attack. An unidentified patrolman re- attack on Riesel was "very em- .A U. N. report said shelling in! the Gaza strip Thursday killed 55 Egyptians and four Israelis. The Egyptians put their death toll at 03 soldiers and civilians, including nine women patients in a hospital. The Israelis said they lost four soldiers and two civilians. Each side blamed the other. A U. N. cease-fire appeal halted the clash. A fresh artillery duel broke out yesterday but subsided quickly. In Washington, the State Department said the new outburst "highlights the urgency and need of the Hammarskjold mission to Palestine. First Stasis Hammarskjold said before leaving that the latest Gaza clashes "If anything, add further reasons for this mission and Increase the Two persons were injured sligl ly by flying debris. Heavy rain and wind accoi panied the storm, which apparel ly moved northeast from the vie ity of Abbeville, S.C. It hit ne Greenwood, S.C., and in two plac in North Carolina. Winds Reported About 1-3 inch of rain fell he In 30 minutes as the storm pass' over the city, which had bei alerted for a tornado.' Heavy rain and winds of 35 45 m.p.h. were reported at Lov reys, At S.C. Atlanta, Ga., n dead an partly rotted tree toppled over a gust of wind and killed tw women hanging out clothes. KJIIe were Mrs. Ruth Wilson, 48, i Mrs. Lola Lee Freema'n, 57. brisk blow an hour or so earlle ported yesterday that he halted a young man running from the scene of the assault. The man said he was fleeing from two bandits who b'ied to hold him up. The patrolman, unaware of the attack on Riesel, released the youn^ man and hurried of/ !o| search for the holdup men. He found no one. Checks Out barnissing to us Insofar as he hail been discussing me and ion." my un- "Unforlunate" "It's very unfortunate and I'm very sorry that it happened," he said. "But I know nothing about it and I really do not know why it was done." Police put a round-the-clock significance of this decision of th. Security Council. Hammarskjold's first two stops in the Middle East are expected to be Beirut, Lebanon, and Cairo Egypt. Beirut will be his base of operations. Meanwhile, foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France are to meet In Paris May 2 or 3 to discuss the Middle East situation Sec MID-EAST on Pace 10 foe of labor rack- was reported Improved But his description of the young j guard on Betty Ncvins, 23 who man tallied with that of the slen- was with Riesel at the time of the der, black-haired thug who stepped ~" ' " out of the shadows on W. 51st St. and splashed acid in Riesel's face early Thursday. Riesel, eteering, at St. Clare's Hospital. His eyes remained bandaged and doctors said it would be -mother week before they could tell whether his sight would be permanently impaired. Meanwhile, rewards for the apprehension of the sulphuric acid hurler climbed to more than 533,- attack. She assists him with column for the New York Daily Mirror and 192 other newspapers. In Chicago, police put guards on two reform members 01 the engineers union—Peter Batallas and William Wilken.s of Local 138. The two appeared on Riesel's last broadcast. Batallas and Wilkens are In Chi- cao for a convention of the union. Weather Circuit Court Jury Finds Mixon Guilty Haywood Mixon was found guiltj of robbery by a Circuit Court jury yesterday afternoon with a rccom mendntlon that he receive a five year sentence. Mixon, 23, charges said, lasi June 30 beat and robbed Wort Aik en, after picking the man up in his cab. Afken lost $1,000 fn cash. A companion. Jay D. Burris, fled with Mixon first to Memphis, then to Chicago. Burrfs, on parole in Michigan, finally gave himself up to officers He is serving a term in the Michigan State Penitentiary on another charge. Mixon will be sentenced on the final day of the present court session. ARKANSAS —Fair through Sunday, cooler east and south portions tonight. Lowest 32 to 42 with a few spots of frost. Warmer Sunday afternoon. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum yesterday—76. SimriK*: tocJay—5:38. KuiiNft today—fi'2fl. Menu t fro print lure—57. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a. m to 7 P. mj— .04. Precipitation Jan. to datft—19,:)8. This Date Last Year \fnxlmum yesterday-62. Minimum this morntnK— 42. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to date—14.90. Driving Charge Readied by City Police Chief Charles Short said today Richard McCallum, 18, will be charged with reckless driving In the March 16 accident when his car struck 10-year-old Sally Brown. Yesterday. Assistant Prosecuting Atty. A. S. Todd Harrison said the state will file no charges against the airman. He was first held, then released on bond, on an open charge. The reckless driving citation Is a misdemeanor and the case will be heard in Municipal Court. apparently had broken the trea loose. A new gust finished it off. The tragedy occurred three houra after a severe wind and rain See TORNADOES on Pare 10 " Marine Doesn't Recall Beating Joiner Man Pleads 'Temporary Insanity' In His Son's Death BEAUFORT, N. C. (fP)— A Young Marine accused of spanking his 29-day-old son so Beverly that the boy died insists that he does not remember mistreating the child. Sgt. James R. Houseman, 23 of Joiner, Ark., testified yesterday in his own defense at his trail on manslaughter charges. He pleaded innocent because of "temporary insanity." Strengthen Plea Defense lawyers sought to boiler this plea by introducing a let- er written by a Navy psychiatrist o Marine officials at Camp Le- 'eune, where Houseman Is station-. d. The letter, written before the panking incident, described House- nan as "emotionally handicapped" lue to an unhappy childhood and ther influences. Houseman said the last thing he emembcrs was placing the infant cross his knee to "burp" it. He aid he came to standing by the rib of his 11-month-old daughter nd found her face had been skin- ed. On cross-examination, Houseman dmitted signing a statement which iid he became enraged with his lildren for crying and spanked lem, but did not remember how iRny times or how hard he struck hem. Houseman said he did not ecall making the statements. " Two women neighbors testified ey heard the children crying and ie muffled sound of spanking. hey said the next morning they ,sted on seeing the children. The >y was badly bruised and they sug- sted that Houseman take him to doctor. The child died three days on Feb. 26. Two Navy doctors said the 'child ed from a brain hemorrhage re- Iting from pressure caused by severe bruises on his body. 000. One for by Local 138, of Operating Engineers, the local Riesel attacked in $1,000 was pledged International Union snmc radio Worker of Future Will Need Checkerboard By NORMAN WALKER , Sj | vcy told a Yale Law Schoo NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP): Student Assn. labor relations con- ro;'d=a t n y ho , before , ~ Tbday's city fireman may '««!«» ">? night that new dec- B Mrt .„.„» y ihR trip nwilnfwno «f i nm .?. lronic ' automatic machines will acid assault. Embarrassing" j be the prototype of tomor- j row's average worker; he'll sit mean a drastic change for work- swapping jokes until the sound of a into action. eonfl SPIlfk him ao " vc hands on ' he assembly fcung semis mm ,.„„,. h . , ri ,.,,,„ ..„„.„. ,„ , h . The broadcast included criticism: around playing checkers and! "Where all the emphasis has n'wmi Fay> w "" arn Dekonine ; S w a p p i n H jokes until thei t)ecn on having an idle mind and vlcted of extortion while holding powerful positions In the operating engineers. Riesel said the attack on him apparently stemmed from the broadcast. " Jr . ' •! of i.oc ' "!8. told a newsman in Chicago the That's the lot of the future worker In the developing new machine age as pictured by a labor union research man, Ted Sllvcy of the lines," he said, "the accent in the future will be on having an active mind and Idle bands." More Talent He said this will require more, not less, use of the total talents r duc.:'.ion df?partmpin In'of ,T 'njm.-'n be.'ntf, more Judgment. • on ' i ikill and knowledge with less and less physical effort. The future worker will preside over a bank of dials. Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Droves, retired former government atomic chief, now research 'Vice president of Sperry-Rand Corp., said management must if possible, see that Individual workers are not hurt In introducing ne machines. But he added that "e must all work for society as a whole." Warning Another panel discussion devoted to union pension and welfare funds brought n warning from a buslncai spokesman that full disclosure of fund affairs could hurt the nation's security markets. Herbert Liebenson, welfare fund research director for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, said investment experts handling such funds feel "general economic upheaval could result" It welfare funds were required by law to disclose their choice of investments. "Their buying and selling involves phenomenal sums of money," Liebenson said. Other panelists said such funds already run to more than 26 billion dollars and In a few decades could amount to 100 bUlloo.