The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O? NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI fiytheville dourler Blytheville Daily New* YOL. LII—NO. IT Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1956 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS GOP Readies For Farm Bill Fight in House By LEWIS GUL1CK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican chiefs searched today for a key to victory in an uphill battle to shape the election year farm bill more to administration liking. Republican leader Joseph N Martin Jr. (Mass) predicted winning formula would be found a special conference of all Hou: Republicans this afternoon. But if Congress doesn't revi: the bill again to meet administr Adlai Faces Big Test In Illinois Vote Primary Today May Decide His Political Fate CHICAGO (AP) — A popu larity poll for President Eisen hdwer and his 1952 Democra^ ic opponent, Adlai E. Steven son features the Illinois pres dential preference primary to day. Stevenson's name is alone on Ui Democratic presidential ballot bu Sen. Estes Kefauver, another pirant, is expected to figure in th vote. Backers of the Tennesse senator have urged write-in votes Eisenhower has only token oppo •itlon in the Republican priman The presidential preiereiiCf mary took the spotlight away • the state and local races. Tiier were only four major state coi tests and political experts pre dieted a turnout of about two mi lion of the sta te's nearly fiv million registered voters. Skies Cloudy Voting hours are from 6 a.m. t 6 p.m. (CST). Cloudy skies wer forecast with a possibility of or snow. Stevenson, In his final bid to support in a television broadcas last night, said: "This one mean: a great deal to me." He addei that the "whole nation" will be watching the Illinois results. The former Illinois governor political followers say. must mak a strong showing to offset the upse victory scored by Kefauver in the Minnesota primary last month. They also.believe a heavy write in vote for Kefauver in Stevenson's home state would be a road block- in his bid for winning a seconc presidential nomination. Also men tioned as possible write-ins were Gov. Prank J. Lausche of Obi and Sen. Siuarfc Symington of Miss ourl. Kefauver was the only Democra in '.he Illinois ! 952 primary anc See PRIMARY on Page 16 Roy Read Roy Head Is New Manager Of Robinson's Roy Head. Blyheville's veteran fire chief,'has been named manager of E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Head started in the lumber business at the bottom, joining Blytheville Lumber Co. at the age of 14 in 1915 when he drove a horse and worked as a yard hand. « He holds the distinction of driving Blytheville's first lumber truck — about 1917. Two years later, he became yard foreman in charge of deliveries and all yard labor. As the years passed, Head developed into a salesman and trouble-shooter for the company. In 1921, he became a member of Blytheville's fire department and four years later he was named chief, a position he has held since. The Robinson company took over the old Blytheville Lumber Co., In 1921, tion wishes, Martin said in an in' terview, "I'm .reasonably sure' President Eisenhower will veto it— and keep Congress in session unti: it approves another farm measure. Key Democrats, and some Re publicans, have said Congress will not pass any alternate legislation if a veto kills the pending bill The President can hold Congress in session, but he can only persuade it to pass legislation. Democrats Confident Democrats appeared confidenl they will muster enough votes to win House approval tomorrow ol a nomnibus measure which a Senate-House conference committee finished drafting last week on the basis of differing versions passed earlier by the two branches. The bill includes the $1,200,000,000 soil bank proposed by the administration with the aim of paying farmers to take land out of surplus production. It also includes features which make it "unacceptable" to Secretary of Agriculture Benson, including a return this year to the Democratic-sponsored system of higher, rigid price supports for basic crops. After Republican leaders conferred yesterday with Eisenhower, Martin said the President does not believe the measure "meets the test of a good bill." Last year Democrats scored a 206-201 victory In the House on a move to return to price supports at 90 per cent of parity. Republicans lost 21 votes and the Democrats 29 in what was otherwise a straight party-line ballot. Parity is a farm product price said by law to be fair to farmers. Sees Big Gain Speaker Rayburn (Tex) is predicting a bigger Democratic gain than loss on tomorrow's showdown.; GOP strategy "was to move to See FARM on.Paffe 1C ' Dulles, Congress Chiefs Air Mid-East Situation Possible Use Dr. Frank Pitts Blythev'dle Pastor Has .Civil War Book Accepted by Publisher By ED HAYES Courier News Staff'Writer He wrote one book. He sold one book. Thai's a good average in any league. The author is Dr. Charles Frank Pitts, pastor of Blytheville's First Baptist Church, wh.0 late last week received word :hat his manuscript is to be published by Broadman Press of Mashville, Term. To Bolster Power for Peoce; Ike Urges Okay of Plan To Attract Enlistments AUGUSTA, Ga. {AP) — President Eisenhower called today for speedy congressional ap proval of a six-point program to bolster "our power for peace" through attracting more U. S youth to military careers. "Only when we have created a military career service which can compete with the at tractive opportunities available in civilian pursuits will we he able to stop the wasteful losse, from our armed forces and attract individuals to those services," Eisenhower said in identi cal letters to Vice President Nixon and House Speaker Rayburn. From his vacation headquarters..—: : 1 —__ Dr. Pitts has written copiously for various religious publica tions but Lhis, although still • "religious" in theme, is his first attempt directed toward the "open market." The book, as yet untitled, contains a roster of GOO evangelists, missionaries and chaplains who served in the Confederate Army rom 1801-1865. THEIR STORV, as told by Dr. D itts, will be the only book of its kind in existence. It's already been suggested, as good material for the Civil War Book Club. "It may be surprising to many to know that so many clergyman were to be found in the ranks," wrote Roy H. Parker, retired Army major general in the forward. ". . . 1 certainly wish that this book might' fall into the hands of every chaplain in the armed forces today." Among the various units mentioned is the Arkansas Parsons Regi nent which was organized at Pine Bluff. The unit numbered 4H prea ihers. Names and units are not restrict- S£C PITTS on Pa 8 e 16 Five Dead/ One Missing: Marine Officers Open Probe Of III-Fated Swamp March By ALDERMAN* DUNCAN PARRIS ISLAND, S. C. (AP) — Young Marine recruits, most still in their teens, recounted today tales of swirling cold winter, inky blackness and panic in which five of their buddies drowned and a sixth disappeared. Marine officers opened an inquiry to fix blame, if any. for the tragedy which occurred Sunday night on an unscheduled hike of 75 men into swampy marshland bordering this Ma- •ine recruit training base. The drill sergeant who directed* he men on the night march was held in detention pending the outcome of the investigation. Bodies of five recruits drowned n the training maneuver were recovered yesterday. An air, ground and water search !or the missing sixth man con- inued. Sergeant Praised The 75 men followed S. Sgt. Mathew C. McKeon, 31, of Worcester, Vlass., into the swii'l, icy waters of he stream. Capt. Ralph Wood, the 'arris Island public information officer, said at first the night naneuver may have been a dis- iplinary action. But the survivors isclaimed this and cited Sgt. Mc<eon for his heroic action in help- rig to get the men out of the wa- er. Marine officials said that al- sough the hike was unscheduled, left. McKeon, as a drill instructor, :is the authority to order such ikes. The men were not carrying , capons and were not dressed in .ill field equipment when they en- ered the waters of the 65-foot wide I ream. Gen. Randolph Pate, Marine j orps commandant, came here •om Washington immediately to jpervise the mvestigation. Maj. en. Joseph C. Burger, command- ig general of the base, said "this a most serious tragedy and one hich I am investigating to the illest. ... No one regrets this icident more than I." The Marine Corps identified the victims as: Donald Francis O'Shea of Brook- See MARINES on Fasc 16 here, the President also sen along (o Congress a. letter to hhn from Secretary of Defense Wilsoi which said: "The loss of trained <personne continued to be the most extrava gantry expensive and dlsruptlv. obstacle to the strengthening o our armed forces today. "This continuous replacemen training process is not only tremely expensive, but it retard the combat effectiveness of ou operational units." Endorsed Wilson's Views Wilson said raising leadershij and experience 1 e.v e 1 s in thi armed forces would result Ii "augmenting further our powe for peace over the long haul." Eisenhower gave Wilson's view. hearty endorsement and added: "We cannot move too soon h our efforts to increase the num ber and quality of volunteers foi long-term military service In both enlisted and officer ranks." Wilson noted that in response ti earlier appeals by Eisenhowe. Congress already has taken some steps to attract more career per sonnel. But the defense secretary said there still Is urgent need foi fast action by Congress to: l.s.Remove .what he called "In .equities and —inconsistencies" ty providing a system of survivoi benefits "that will not only beni some relationship lo the attain mcnts of the serviceman at thi time of his death, but woulc enable widows to maintain least minimum standards ovei their life span." The House hi pnssed such a bill, but the Senate has not acted. Medical Care 2. Assure medical cure for al dependents of military personnel either at military hospitals 01 under an Insurance plan at civi lian hospitals. Wilson said nboul 40 per cent of military dependent cannot now be given care through service Senate passed bill, 3. Enact legislation Which woulc place about 50 per cent of army and Air Force total officer strength in the regula r of f icei category. "Faced with uncertain prospects," Wilson said, many reserve officers now leave the service at the first opportunity," thus creating "marked Instability in the officer corps." He said the situation in the Navy and Marine Corps Is satisfactory. 4. Provide career incentives for medical and dental officers and nurses. The House has passed a bill, Wilson said, which would help attract doctors and dentists. He added a separate measure dcal- ng with ' nurses will be sent to Congress soon. Better Housing 5. Provide better housing. Many young officers cite poor quarters 'or their wives and children as .heir chief reason for leaving the See IKE on Page 16 facilities. He called for approval of this House- NAMED BY JAYCEES — P. D. Foster last night was elected president ?f Blytheville's Junior Chamber ot Commerce, succeeding Bill Hrabovsky. Also at last night's Jaycee meeting, Louis Lynch (right) was named to chairman the National Cotton Picking Contest for 1956. Other officers elected include Harry Farr, first vice president; Jim Pearson, second vice president; Bill Williams, secretary; Bobby Smith, treasurer, and George Anderson, Bruce Richey and David Miles, all of whom were named to two-year terms to the board. (Courier News Photos) luxora Benefit Is Saturday A benefit breakfast to be served between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. [ will be held at Luxora High School cafeteria Saturday. Proceeds will go to Luxora Ceme- , tery. Tickets will sell for 50 anjd j IS cents. Hammarskjold Begins Mid - East Peace Parleys TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold today launched his on-the-spot Palestine peace mission against a background of continuing Arab-Israeli vio lence. Htunmarskjold landed nt Israel's4 Lydda Airport southeast of Te Aviv to meet Maj. Gen. J2. L. M Burns, chief of the U.N. Palestine Truce Commission. The secretary general dccllncc to answer newsmen's questions at the airport. Hammarskjold and .Burns were to fly to Cairo Inter today for talks with Egyptian Premier Qamnl Abdel Nasser. The two U.N. officiate will confer in the other Arab capitals and again In Isrncl after the Cairo visit. MtG's Fly- In one 1 of the capitals he wll visit, Damascus, Syria, visiting King Hussein of Jordan called fot the Arab nations to "unite ourselves to check the vigorous Israeli threat" and to "restore Palestine to its legitimate Arab owners. In Cairo, Communist - suppliet MIG Jet fighter.-; flew overhead as the Egyptian army commander in chief told 400 graduating officer cadets, "we will erase anyone who tries to attack us. Continuing 4th graf ta34, Jerusalem date Continuing bloodshed in southern Israel and along the Egypttan- lield Gnzn Strip was reported even as the secretary general arrived on the scene. Israel said roving Arab suicide squads — called Pcdayeen — unloosed a third "night of terror" on southern Israeli settlements. The Israelis claimed 10 settlements were attacked during the night, with one Israeli killed, three wounded and water installations and lines blown up. An army spokesman said one raider was clllcd and another wounded and captured In the east Judean Hills, close to the Jordan-Israel frontier. Siijs Egypt Responsible Israeli spokesmen have charged .he commando strikes from the Gn/a Strip are being made at the direction of the Egyptian military command. The Infiltrations were topped up after an Israeli-Egyp- lan artillery and mortar duel across the Gaza frontier last Thursday in which 64 Arabs were tilled and 102 wounded. Most of he casualties were Palestine ref- -1RCCS. Egypt has denied that the raiders are acting under Egyptian irmy orders, saying they are ref- igccs not .subject to'military con- rol. There was no Immediate reac- ion from either Israel or the irabs to President Elsenhower's leclaratlon that, fhe United States See Atm-EAST on Fape 16 I Five - Item AgendaSet For Council A short, five-Items agenda faces City Counclhnen when they meet In regular monthly session at City Hall courtroom, 0 p.m. today. Subdivision regulations, as adopted by the Planning Commission, will be presented for con'- sideration. The regulations control streets and features of new business and commercial projects. Council must give final approval before the peculations become Jaw. H. C. Bltner, of Frisco railroad Is scheduled to speak. The official agenda reads, "Presume this Is In relation to speed of trains through city." Ordinance restrict* speed of trains Inside city limits to six miles per hour. Frisco officials In the past have asked that this minimum be raised. Third and final reading of the plumbing code will be made. Its passage Is expected to be routine. An ordinance on trailer court regulations will be presented. A petition to be read is one ask- iiiK that a trailer court permit be denied Erby Ledbetter .located West of Wade's Tourist Court on Highland street. State Income Tax Due May 15 Arkansas stale Income tax returns are due May 15 and an auditor from Little Rock will be In Blytheville April 26 lor a single dny to assist those needing aid In making out forms. All single persons or those married nnd not living with husband or wife must file If gross income was. $2,500 or more during 1955. Married persons living with husband or wife must file If gross income was $3,500 or more during 1855. Forms may be obtained at the State Revenue Office in City Hall. The auditor will be in that office April 26. Of US Troops Is Discussed WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles and congressional leaders today discussed the grave Middle East situation, including pos-- sible use of American forces there. But House GOP Leader Martin (Mass) said no request for authority to send U. S. troops is contemplated "at this time." The meeting of Dulles and 14 key members of Congress in the State Department had the atmosphere of an emergency session- News reports told of hot and bloody fighting between Israeli nnd Egyptian groups in Palestine. President Eisenhower, in Augusta. Ga., was keeping in close touch with the situation. The temporary White House in Augusta said h« had talked by telephone with Dulles this morning. Dulles met 90 minutes with the Senate and House members he had asked to confer with him. No Action Requested Senate Republican Leader Knowland (Cnlif) said when the session broke up that Dulles reviewed the Middle Bast situation but "no legislative action was requested." Martin, asked by reporter* about a possible request for congressional approval of the use of American forces, replied: "There was some talk of what might come." Martin added "There Is no reason to expect the President to mnko a request for the use of troops at this time." If the danger developed to the point where It became necessary, Mnrtin said that "of course there would be a request" by the President for congressional action "but no such dnnger exists now." Eisenhower late yesterday said the United States "will observe its commitments within constitutional menus to oppose any aggression" in the Middle East. Although Martin said there is "no particular, pressing emergency that we know about." he added: "when nations are snaking their fists at each other you never can tell when a pressing emergency will arise." Little Comment House Speaker Rnyburn (D-Tex) nnd Senate Democratic Leader Johnson of Texas declined to say much more than that they had been briefed by Dulles on the Middle East. Rnyburn, the first man out of See DULLES on Page 16 jSenrencino Sef In Dog, Believed Mad, Being Held\ For Thursday In Pound; Several Said Bitten Municipal Court Robert Napolean, a Negro, was found guilty In Municipal Court today of a second drunk driving offense within two months. He was fined $250 and was sentenced to spend 10 days in jail. His driver's was suspended for one. year. Fifty dollars of the fine was suspended during good behavior. Napolean was first convicted Feb. 6. A dog which reportedly bit a child and "some adults" is being held at city dog pound nnd a veterinarian has reported the animal "has all the symptoms" of rabies. According to reports, thn child of Mrs. Ed White, residing on South Division street, was bitten Sunday. Friends were advised that serum for the child's treatment was available, at cost, at the County Health Unit on the county courthouse grounds. . . A physician reported the Information has been relayed to the friends. Adults who .know they were bitten by the dog should obtain the serum from the health unit and take it to a doctor for treat- men, the physician said. Thursday is sentencing day in Circuit Court as the calendar was cleared during the criminal session ended yesterday. One special session will be held May 7 when a single trial has been scheduled. Manila to Vote On $37,000 3ond Issue Manila residents May 1 will vote m a $37,500 bond Issue to expand he city's water and sewer system. A new industry and Beauchamps lorner addition to the city will re- :eive extensions and other enlargements are planned for expected res- dential growth. Campaigning in behalf of the ;eneral obligation bond issue's ap- iroval will be the Manila Lions iub. That organization is also seefc- ng means of obtaining more nous- ig in the city. If the bond issue is approved, onds will be sold at public auction t 2 p.m., May 3, at City Hall. Bonds /ill bear 3.35 per cent interest and ary from $1,000 to S3,000 with ma- urlties from three to 23 years. Benson Cites Need for Markets LOS ANGELES (AP).— Agriculture is not sharing properly in prosperity, Secretary of Agriculture Benson told the American Warehousemen's Assn. today. "Most Americans are at work earning more, producing more, in^ vesting more and building more than ever before in our history,' he said, "but many of our fam- Sally Brown May Get- Outdoors Sally Brown, who was seriously, two. injured when hit by. a car March] 7^ far . t her f atner Ted Brown a breath of fresh air if .she can! hut nonc wiLh a foot rest whlch ls locate a proper wheel chair, i needed due to Sally's badly injured Doctors told Sully that if her right leg. parents could find a wheel chair i Anyone who can help, mny get with a foot rest, she coutd rninv, in touch with her father at the weather permi' J -ng, some sp-in^ Courier Nev/s office — telephone sunshire within the next day or 3-4461. Negro Is Held In Murder Case CARUTKERSVILLE—A toll, slim Negro I.s being held today in the Pern t scot. County Jail here on a first dORree murder charge. The case against Tom "Greechie" Boyle, 49, of Caruthersville, was filed In Magistrate Court Mon' J day afternoon. | The farm laborer i.s charged with fatally shooting another Negro, Jamo.s Marshrtll, near the Seawall at Second and Walker around 2 Sunday morning. The native of Tennessee was jailed (vr'iftr (hat, morning by Chief Deputy Clyde Orton arid city police, ilies who own farms and ranches are In trouble. Their costs are too high. Their prices are too low Surpluses are smothering farm prices and Income." The secretary said that a warehouse is not a market and a grain bin not a customer, "and it is markets that agriculture needs and customers that agriculture must have." "About lp.000 commercial warehouses are storing government' owned grain under the uniform grain storage agreements," Ben- fson said. "Almost two billion bushels of storage capacity Is rep> resented by these warehouses." He said storage bins owned by the Commodity Credit Corp. have a capacity of 884 million bushels and that .purchnse of an additional 100 million bushels was authorized recently. "We were reluctant to put the government into the warehouse business," he said. "We want to reverse this trend of government to take over business." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Mostly cloudy and continued cool with occasional rain this afternoon. Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight. Wednesday clearing and cool. High this afternoon, low to mid 50s; low tonight, mid to high 30s. Minimum this morning—15. Maximum yesterday—54 Sunrise today—6:34. Sunset today—6:28. Mean tcmcprnturc~53.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—.89. Precipitation Jan: 1 to date—20,37. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—77. Minimum till? morning—53. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—14.9J.

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