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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTBBA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 219 Blythcville Courier BIytheville Dally Newt Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1955 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVK CENTS UN Tackles Membership Issue Again How to Ballot In Council's Big Problem By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y, (AP) — The U. N. Security Council turned to the stormy membership question today The council faced two veto threats which could kill caie ful plans to bring 18 nations into the U. N. As the 11-natton Council prepared to take up the issue, it also faced a bitter wrangle over Nationalist Chinese demands for prl- or action on non-Communist appli cants that could delay voting unti: next week. Informed sources said the Coun cil's prime problem Is to decide just how to ballot on the 18 na tions whose bid for entry has re ceived a 52-2 endorsement from the General Assembly. . . It had been expected they would be considered in order of applica tion. But the Chinese Nationalist.' Insisted the Council vote first on a list of 13 non-Communist nations n move that was sure to draw So Viet fire. Dropped Finland, Nepal Formosa's list ignored the fivi 'Soviet-backed entries in the 18-na tlon package -proposal. It alsc dropped Finland and Nepal, re portedly because they have recog nized Red China. Jn their place i substituted Korea and Viet Nam. The Assembly resolution techni cally ruled out the Koreas and di vided Viet Nam by asking th council to act on the 18 applicant which have no unification prob lem. Before today's meeting Nationa let China's chief delegate. T. F Tisng, reiterated his government' promise to use the veto ngains Outer Mongolia, if need be. de spite appeals by President Eisen hower. The Russians have vowed along to veto all the non-Commu nlst applicants if the five Red Can didates failed to make the grade. Some delegates threatened t Hart immediate action to unscii Formosa in favor of Red China i retaliation for any veto by the Ch, nese Nationalists. Matter of Principle The Nationalists argued that the had taken a stand against Oute Mongolia as a matter of principle since the Asian state is a Sovie satellite and a companion of Re China. To win admission .any applican must get seven affirmative vote in the Security Council and es cape the veto held by the Big Fou and China. Councu approval is not fina however. The applicant must the win the Assembly's okay by a tw thirds majority. The 13 non-Communist applicant are Italy, Japan, Spain, Cambodia Laos, Portugal, Ceylzon, Jordan Libya, Austria, Ireland, Finlanc and Nepal. The five Red entrie are Albania. Romania, Bulgari Hungary and Outer Mongolia. Cylinder Blamed For Plane Crash WASHINGTON (Si — A defective cylinder on an engine of an American Airlines Convair plane probably caused the plane's crash at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Aug. 4 in which all 30 aboard were killed, the Civil Aeronautics Board said yesterday. The CAB said the faulty cylinder was installed just the day* before the crash. The board said American Airlines' mechanics had been inspecting cylinders visually instead of with instruments, during overhaul, although the overhaul manual specifies the use of instruments. The company took corective action Immedately after the accident, the CAB said. Menzies' Forces Win In Australia Liberals Get Easy Victory In Elections ALL VE FAITHFUL — With Christmas-time and its gay packages, lights and trees, also comes the sober significance of the season — the anniversary of the birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ. BIytheville churches this week will begin their annual Christ-centered programs of music and prayer. Susan Robinson (above) is a member of First Christian Church's Cherub Choir which will participate with other First Christian choirs in the church's annual Christmas musical program which begins at 5 p.m. tomorrow. She's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robinson. (Courier News Photo) In Event He Runs: Knowland to Advocate Tough Policy Toward Soviet Russia By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Knowland of California apparently plans to depict himself as a stronger advocate than the Eisenhower administration of a "tough" policy toward Russia,,if he runs for the 1956 Republican presidential nomination. Knowland, the Senate minority*leader, refused to tell a New York news conference yesterday whether he will seek the GOP nomination until President Eisenhower "has the opportunity to make a decision, which I believe will be made during January." If Eisenhower runs again, Knowland has made it clear he Will support the President. Buf if Eisenhower should decide not to run, the kind of campaign Knowland would conduct for- the nomination may have been forecast by the Californian's speech before 'the National Assn. or Manufacturers in New York last night. Knowland asserted the United States had "acquiesced" in what of the Democrats he called "unadulterated blackmail" by the Communists in abstaining from U.N. Assembly balloting to admit 5 Communist and 13 non-communist nations in a package deal. 52-2 Vote Admission was voted 52-2, with several nations abstaining, but a Bipartisan Fund Campaign Planned BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Democrats and Re pub _ i licans plan to lake time out from their pre-1956 election bat-j three ties to organize a bipartisan drive for campaign funds from its nai „„,,„ «r KftUi v,nvfioc urhn Hrm't itcnnllv rontrihiitfi. House. By GORDON TAIT SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — The right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies won a landslide victory in Australia's general elections today. Two and a half hours after vote counting began, the Liberal-Country party coalition appeared certain of boosting its seats in the 122-member House of Representatives to 71, with four seats still doubtful. At this stage, the opposition Laborites headed by Dr. Herbert Evatt had won only 47. In the last Parliament of 121 seats, the government held 64 seats against Labor's 57. More than five million Australians, who faced a two-pound—$4.75 —fine if they failed to vote, went to the polls in sweltering heat, with temperatures rocketing above the 95 mark. It was one of the quietest elections the country has ever seen. Two Years Ahead The Liberal-dominated coalition government called the election for Parliament two years ahead of the constitutional deadline in a tactical move against the Laborites. The odds favored a gain in strength for Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies' government which held a seven- seat majority in the old House of Representatives. The House lias 121 voting members. In the 12 polling hours, about 5,171.000 Australians were expected to ballot. First arrivals at the polls were mainly young people, prodded by Australia's compulsory voting law and anxious to get away for a weekend at resorts in this country's warm season. All sane persons 21 and over failing to vote may be fined about S4.50 each. The campaign was one of the quietest in Australia's history. Most Australians thought this indicated the Liberal-Country party coalition would return to power. Although the government was ex- led tn increase its control of the Ike Will Ask $2.6 Billion In Foreign Aid By JOHN SCAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration has agreed to ask Congress for $2,670,000,000 in new foreign aid funds next year — a fractional decrease from this year's The Budget Bureau, it was learned today, has approved this figure after a month-long series of. discussions with interested government agencies. President Eisenhower could still decide to change this total, but he is not believed likely to. Eisenhower Back In Capitol For Check-Up, Talks By ERNEST B. VACCARO GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower returns to Washington today for a complete medical checkup and important conferences next week with leaders of Con- persons of both parties who don't usually contribute. possible veto by Nationalist China threatens in the U.N. Security Council. While that veto would be So rays Paul Butler, chairman National Committee, and a GOP spokesman ill Wnshington confirmed that the general idea had met with approval. Butler tolds a news conference yesterday that the campaign would '"broaden the base of contributions with many more citizens taking part by giving -small amounts. "Phillip Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, proposed the idea in a speech at the University of Chicago last spring," Butler said. A recent Gallup poll indicated millions of voters, who have nevei aimed at liter Mongolia, it apparently would doom the member-1 j 3een solicited, would be willing- to ship hopes of all 18 applicants. j give from SI to S5 for the cam- Knowland left it to his listeners paign of the party of their choice, to guess whether he meant, Eisenhower administration officials when he said "the external and internal threats (of communism) may be camouflaged until after'the American people go to the polls 11 months from now." Sutler said. Under .the plan each donor would designate the partj for which his gift was intended. Met With Leaders Butler said he has met with both Republican and Democratic lead- But his target appeared much el - s to formulate plans for the cam- clearer when he said that "a short time ago some at home and abroad were anticipating a release of tensions by a cooling plunge into the mirage'of Lake Geneva.". Both Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles had said some E^st-West tensions were eased nt the Geneva summit conference in July. Eisenhower was , credited largely with bringing about what was called the "Spirit of Geneva" prior to the failure of the subse- Sec KLOWLAND on Page 10 Adlai Gets Duck Limit; Back After More Today JEROME, Ark. (AP) — Presidential aspirant Adlai Stevenson scheduled a pre-dawn return to a duck blind in southeast Arkansas today after bagging his 4-bird limit yesterday. The candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination spent his first day of a weekend pleasure and political trip to southeast Arkansas in hunting and fishing, and enjoyed much success In both ventures. Yesterday afternoon, Stev- enoson caught four bass in a reservoir near here, Stevenson, sporting: a sunburn, plans to take another crack at both the ducks and the fish this morning. Tills afternoon, he has sched- lued a news conference, and he will be guest of honor at a barbecue dinner, A big delegation of Democratic party leaders also Is visiting Stevenson's host, Dr. J. Shelton Rushing of El Dorado. There's plenty of room la RuiUog'i hub t-story hunting , lodge, which reportedly has. 25 private baths. Among the visiting- Democrats are Arkansas Gov. Orval Fnubus, who conferred with Stevenson last night; Arkansas Sens. Pulbright and McClellan; Sens. Sparkman of Alabama and Long of Louisiana, and Rep. Oren Harris of Arkansas. Stevenson, is scheduled to leave Arkansas Sunday. He'll drive to Little Rock to board a commercial airliner for Chicago. Just what success Stevenson will enjoy in lining up Arkansas' 26 votes in the 1956 Democratic National Convention Is a matter for conjecture. Gov Faubus said only last week that It's too early to pledge the delegation to the support oi any piMldentttl owuUiUt*. paign. He added he asked Leonard Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, to seek support of GOP congressmen for an. amendment to tax laws that would allow contributing individuals, but not corporations, a S100 deduction on their income tax. A spokesman for the Republican National Committee said that Hall had met with Butler and that Hall had approved the general idea. However, the spokesman said details of the campaign would be announced later. Butler had some comments that weren't bipartisan. He said the New York Times analyzed campaign expenditures of 1952 and found that Republican party groups had spent in excess of 16 million dollars. Spent $6.5 Million "No party should be allowed to spend that amount of money," he said, adding that the various Democratic committees spent "something like 6',a million dollars." The chairman, who has just turned from a tour of the Hawaiian Islands, was asked about conten- K ions in some Republican quarters hat with the AFL.-CIO merger the big labor organization might try to control the Democrats. "I am always amused by the concern exhibited by the Republicans about labor taking .over the Democratic party," he answered. Then he sold that members of labor organizations have the same rights as members of other groups when it comes to contributing and expending funds for political candidates. He said he believes the organization leaders have "the responsibility to advise and inform members about candidates," House—which determines the political makeup of the Cabinet—Menzies and his colleagues faced tougher fight in the Senate races. This year 18 government senators retired In comparison with only 12 In the Laborite camp. That meant coalition oUt oi .row 31-29 lead in the upper [ Secondary Issues gress. He arranged to motor the 79-J miles from his Gettysburg farm| home to the Army's Walter Reed Hospital for his monthly physical examination. Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snycler, Eisenhower's personal physician, Col. Thomas W. Mattingly, the Walter Reed heart specialist and Maj. Gen. Leonard Heaton, the hospital's commanding officer, were planning X-ray pictures, fluoroscopic and other tests of how the President is recovering from his Sept. 24 heart attack. The checkup may take an hour and a half. The latest, report on his progress toward recovery was awaited amid widespread political speculation a? to whether he would seek the presi dency again next year. Steady Progress So far the doctors have repol'tec .steady progress. But they've indi STATE WINNER— Jack Thompson. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Thompson of BIytheville. to- cated it" will be rest January February before they can sa\ whether Eisenhower has complete' ly recovered and is thus—from a health stnndppoint — able to run again. Republicans who pin their hope would have to win i foi . reelection next year on Ei.sen-: . . five seats to retain > j"^ candidacy have been say-' day was named state wmncr in the iiiK there is no need for an early; announcement on his part. , On (lie other hand Sen. Knowland' ( of California, the Senate Rcpubli-j With prosperity, employment, and ; ,. an leader, ha.s been urgin?, an nn-i ' nouncemcnt early in the New Your GOP presidential' wages high, the campaign concentrated on secondary issues. The main issue appeared to be the controversial leader of the Laborites. former Foreign Minister Herbert V. Evatt. Menzies speeded up the election to take advantage of Evatt's attitude toward the Petrov spy case, which apparently cost the labor party some support. Vladimir Petrov defected as third secretary at the Russian Embassy in Canberra and asked for political asylum in Australia. He turned over to the authorities documents disclosing nn to permit other aspirants, possibly himsi'K. So enter preferential primaries if Eisenhower backs out of the picture. Meanwhile Elsenhower's gradual return to active leadership will be emphasized in conferences at the White House next week. Monday the President meets with Republican congressional leaders. Tuesday he gathers with leaders ol both parties. The conferences deal with the legislative program he will submit to Congress in January in his "State of the Union" and other Junior Chamber of Commerce- sponsored Voice of Democracy Contest. Jack won the BIytheville Jaycee contest and his uipe-re- cordcd speech was forwarded to Little Rock where it took first place. He'll be Arkansas's representative in the national contest. For this fiscal year — the 12 nonths ending next June 30 — Jongress voted $2,703,000,000 for military, economic and technical ssistance to some 40 countries. The- reduced program for next 'ear appears to rule out any tepped-up spending in the oil-rich liddle East to offset Russia's to- reased activities there. Foreign aid officials said the ilanned request represents a "bare lanes" estimate, with no room for -veil minor cuts if the program is o be successful. Trouble Expected Broken down, the anticipated aid equest would call for $1,600,000,000 ir economic, defense support and echnical assistance, plus slightly ver one billion dollars for weapons hipments. Even before the administration's oreign aid requests headed for Capitol Hill, there were indications t might run into trouble there. Sen. Russell (D-Ga) said in an nterview he "will vote for a reasonable amount of military aid, vhere it can be shown that it is needed, but I will vote to cut out ill economic aid." The Georgia senator, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he thinks Congress made too much money available for foreign aid programs this year. There was no indication, that Russell spoke with any specific knowledge of the administration's foreign aid plans for next year. He and other Democratic and Republican congressional leaders have been invited to the White House next Tuesday^ when President Eisenhower and his aides will brief them on the administration's proposed defense and foreign programs. Officials who disclosed the anticipated foreign aid request said the S2,070.000,000 figure was reached after the Budget Bureau had dls- lilled a total of 414 billion dollars worlh of projects submitted by foreign aid agencies. It was also learned that top administration officials will appeal for more flexibility in authority to decide when and where to spend the money. Informants said these officials will argue added leeway is vital to permit quick shifts to meet any Soviet economic challenges, especially In underdeveloped or uncommitted areas. elaborate Communist spy network extending beyond the shores of Aus- messages. i tralia. i ° Active Hole ' A royal commission probing the Regardless of whether he run.- I case decided Petrov was telling the | again. Eisenhower apparently | truth and that the documents he GOVERNOR COMING — Gov Orval Faubus will be the speaker Wednesday when BIytheville Kiwanis Club meets in Hotel Noble. Kiwanis General Program Chairman L. E. Isaacs announced today. accepted an active role in steering the Republican party's course next , year. ] He ancl his Cabinet closed ranks ! behind Secretary of Agriculture ] Benson in a two-hour. 20-minuit' I Cabinet nieotint:. at Camp David I in the Catoctin Mountains yosu-r- ' submitted were authentic. But Evatt, who criticized the government's handling of the case, disclosed he had written to Soviet Minister V. M. Molotov about the authenticity of the documents. Evatt said Molotov asserted they were forgeries. In the campaign Menzies nc- I day. cused Evatt of "trafficking with i They broiisllt their t'lfrl ion yr-i ! Molotov." See EISIiNHOWER on I'aRf 10 Fresh Violence Flares In Riot-Torn Montreal MONTREAL (AP) — Violence flared anew on Montreal; , Eu^irourat^iosoph'McCor^.'! streets early today as a gang of about 25 men and youths at-j each forfeited bonds of SUMS on j tempted unsuccessfully to revive last nights destructive ram-1 In Municipal Court Speeding charges dominated the | traffic docket in Municipal court j today. Three persons, Sonny Jones, j adsion in Hoxie se Is Delayed JONESBORO. Ark. (AP) — A preliminary injunction prohibiting interference by pro-segregation forces with the racially integrated schools of Hoxie, Ark., remained in effect today while a U. S. District judge studied a plea to make the injunction permanent. TesMinony in the iieaing here-:— before federal Judge Albert L. !)i-eves on the Hoxie School Hi ard's complaint against three^ SL'tiivuatioi. organiatiom ; ended yps'erday. \ Oppir'iivj; attorneys were ordered i by Judui' Hooves to filo within 20 diiVK written brir-ls oullining their positions. He said he would rule in the ease as <oon as possible at-'-T the bnt-fs are filed Mother of Five Need* Aid of Blood Donors A BIytheville mother of five children is in a Memphis hospital today and she needs blood badly. Mrs. Carl Mitchell is awaiting surgery in St. Joseph's Hospitai in Memphis. Elood of any type is needed. The hospital blood bank can exchange it for Mrs. Mitchells' type. Donors should specify they are giving blood for Mrs. Mitchell. speeding charges. i page against buses and streetcars. Jordan forfeited $19.75 for j r ------- - . 'passing and n charge oi H. S. improper driving while under the influence •>! intoxicating beverages against W. C. Underwood was continued. Reckless driving charges were fil'-.i against Wanda Richmond who posted bond of $61.75. The c»se was continued. Case of G. E. Phillips, chafed with hauling for hire without permit, was continued. Vehicle license case predominated In yesterday's court session. Haver Supply Co., and driver 0. W. Thomas, forfeited bond for $12S on a charge of hauling for hire without a permit. James Chaffln and A. M. King forfeited bond of $50 on a charge ol having a vehicle not properly identified. Charge of operating a motor vehicle without proper license against Red Cervnka war, dismissed nnJ (30.1S bond WM orUoted refunded. "They did as much as anyone else," he said. Police moved in quickly to break up the gang after the windows ol three streetcars \vere broken. The rioting stemmed from a student j demonstration called to protest aj recent 2',i-cent increase in streetcar' sons were injured, mure than 10'J u r, m| and bus fares. Police said "hoodlums,, arrested and at $50,000 worth | inj , thugs and vandals" took over the! of damage done to properly of tlv Before it 40 Injured was over su me 40 per- demonstration. Montreal Transportation Commis- Asst. Chief Inspector William Mi-1 sion. The commission said 172 st nogue said three of the 25 men; cars and 64 buses were damaged were arrested on charges of disturb-1 The crowds hurled stones, ing the peace. stiek.s and bottles, smashing windows, ripping scats, pulling trolleys from Protest 1'arade Last night's six-hour demonstration, conceived by students as .1 protest parade against the fare Increase, developed into wildncss reminiscent of a vicious hockey riot last March n. As was the case In the hockey riot, leather-Jacketed youths were coaspleuous among the troublemakers but Chief Inspector ........ Ernest Pbati of the Montreal police! group demonstrations until further Mid tb» Kudeutt were not, blame- (notice. power lines, and attempting to set fire to the vehicles. Service had to be discontinued i.o estimate the number in the roving gangs, "but there were thousands." One veteran police officer said it seemed "the whole city had gone crazy." Mayor Jean Drapeau banned S. Judge Thomas C. Trimble ih','1 the preliminary injunction N.iv. 1 after witnt'.sse.s testified thai tension and bitterness threatened the peace of the small east Arkansas town because of the school board's order integrating and whites in the public system. Drnied Chances injunction prohibits the militant a n t i-integration from boycotting or picket- the racially mixed classes, as.smg on school property or threatcniii',; school officials with bnuilv harm. Yesterday, a long list of defense wiine.-,scs categorically denied charm'* that the schools had been boyenUetl. that board members, school administrators and patrons had been threatened, or dispute had created that the situation conductive to violence in Hoxie. Ilnxlc Mayor Mitclu'll Davis Ic-stilied that residents of the town and its surrounding area are "unhappy and,dissatisfied" with Intc- cralion, but he said the situation wasn't "explosive." Davis also Sec, DECISION on 1'age 1* Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with no important temperature changes and a chance of snow flurries this afternoon or tonight. High this afternoon, upper 30s; low tonight, mid to high 20s. MISSOURI: Mostly cloudy this afternoon with snow south and diminishing snow northwest; partly cloudy north; cloudy south with snow ending southeast tonight; colder northwest and extreme west: Sunday mostly fair and continued cold; low tonight around 10 northwest to lower 20s southeast; high Sunday lower 20s northeast to 25-30 southwest. Maximum yesterday—36. Minimum this morning 22. Sunrise tomorrow— fi :57. -Sunset today—* :50. Menu tcmperiuure—37.5. I'rcclpltntlon 2-1 hours (7 a.m. to 7 I) m.)—none. PrtctpHntlon Jan. 1 to cjftte—W.OO. Thl* Date Last Year Minimum yesterday—52. Minimum this morning—M. . Precipitation 1">, 1

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