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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII— NO. 18 ftythevfll* Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1956 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTg House Leaders Bolster Lines for Farm Bill Vote Decision Expected Today on Politically Touchy Legislation By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican House leaders gripped their party reins tightly for a politically touchy decision today on new farm legislation. * Neither side was making outright victory claims. On the basis of past voting, Republican leaders appeared to face an uphill fight in efforts to mold Six Marines Will Be Given Military Rites PARRIS ISLAND, S. C. flag-draped caskets containing the bodies of Marine recruits who drowne'd on a forced march Sunday night were placed in the U.S. Naval Hospital at nearby Beaufort, S. C., today. A guard of honor was posted over them as a Marine court of inquiry continued its investigation of the deaths. Military services will be conducted at the post chapel of this Marine recruit depot tomorrow. Last rites for Donald Franci. ,0'Shea, 18, of Brooklyn, N. Y., i Roman Catholic, are schedule! •for 9:30 a.m. The services for the others, will begin one hour later. They are Thomas Curtis Hardeman, 20. Vidalia, Ga.; Charles Francis Reilly, 18, Clyde, N. Y.; Jerry Lament Thomas, 17, Alexandria, Va.; Leroy Thompson, 18 Brooklyn; and Norman , Alfred Wood, 17, Bay .Shore, N. Y. The court of inquiry, meeting in closed session, was ordered by Gen. Randolph Pate, Marine Corps commandant. It wilj recommend whether action should be brought against Sgt. Matthew C. McKebn of Worcester, Mass., the drill instructor who ordered the platoon of 78 to make the ill- fated' march. About 20 of the survivors were See MARINES on Page 2 the big farm bill more closely to the Eisenhower administration pattern. Their task was to *in back some GOP members who strayed on a similar test last year and woo from the Democrats enough votes to offset their numerical majority Rigid Supports Called up for decision, after de hate limited to two hours, a Senate-House compromise bi which would scrap for this yea the flexible farm price supper strongly advocated by Presiden Eisenhower. It would restore rigi supports at levels higher tha those now in effect. In addition, the bill would boos supports on dairy products, pro vide two-price systems on whea and rice, expand acreage for cor production, provide alternate sys terns of figuring price support? and authorize a 51,200,000,000 so: bank to pay farmers for takini surplus cropland out of pro duction. Sought By Ike The soil bank is the only majo provision in the bill which wa sought by the administration. Secretary of Agriculture Benso; has termed the catch-all measur unacceptable. GOP House lende Martin of Massachusetts said yes terday, "I'd think the Presiden would veto the bill as it now stands." GOP strategy was to send thi bill back to the Senate-House con ferees for another try at drafting a measure more acceptable to the administration. A number of key Democrats have said the administration wil have fo accept the current bill or get notliing. With Hungry World: Share Surpluses, Brannan Suggests SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — American farm surpluses shared with a hungry world would be more potent than military might in the cold war against Communism, former Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan suggested last night. In a speech at the University of Santa Clara, Brannan asked: "Is the suggestion too unrealistic that the road to real peace may be traveled by those bearing the wherewithal for a better life and not reserved only for those bearing arms?" Brannan cited the postwar use ol American food in Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia and in Italian elections as examples of defeating Moscow influence with American food. He said more food could .sway others who are not committed to either the West or communism. "If we can ship two billion dollars in miliary equipment to the Indochinese to be consumed or abandoned in a losing war," Br;:n- abundance as some kind of tional catastrophe. nan said, "then I believe we can, at S1 " i000> Caruthersville Drivers Fined For Violations CARUTHERSVILLE— Gerald Stowe, charged with breaking j.iil. waived preliminary hearing in Pemiscot County Magistrate Court and the case was bound over (o Circuit Court here. Bond was set Weather Aiding Soil Bank Plan Planting Delay Seen as Boost To Proposal By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON {AP} 1 — Th< weather is giving the adrnin istration's proposed soil ban] plan something of a break — assuming that it becomes la\ soon. Cold wet weather in many sec tions of the country has delayed spring planting. This means ther still is time for many farmers participate in a soil bank program if one is set up shortly. Under the- soil bank, payment totaling up to $1,200,000,000 wouli be offered farmers this year fo taking upwards of 10 per cent o their land out of production so a to help dispose of accumulate< surpluses. In Farm Bill Provision for this plan Is carriec in an ombnibus farm bill approvec by a House-Senate conference com mittee and nearing a showdown in the House. The measure, however carries other provisions stronglj opposed by the administration. There has been speculation Pres ident Eisenhower will veto the bil unless these provisions are modi fied. The adminstration had accused Congress of reducing the possible effectiveness of the soil bank pro gram this year by taking too much time on the legislation. In a report on spring crop conditions, the Agriculture Departmenl said latey esterday .the 1956 season is late, especially in importanl northern spring wheat, corn and other livestock feed-grain areas. The department is particularly anxious to get a cutback in these crops this year. Dry Land Another factor which could help nfluence many farmers to take part in the soil bank is that cropland in some important corn belt sections is described as still "dangerously dry" for this season. The report indicated, however, that little time is left to get southern farmers to take part in a land retirement program. In Texas, for instance, most land nlended for spring crops has been prepared. Cotton planting is under way in southern parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The crop report forecast this gear's winter wheat crop at 716 million bushels, about 11 million bushels more than Jast year. afford 200 million dollars in loort to 'help eradicate starvation and all its attendant horsemen behind whose .saddles communism rides among. vast numbers of uncommitted peoples in the world." "Pood," Brannan said, "is a common language that is understood by all men everywhere." Brannan said the administration has viewed America's agricultural Preliminary Thursday on hearing .is felonious set for assault Burris Charged In Aiken Theft Assistant Prosecuting Ally. A. S. (Todd) Harrison today filed robbery charges against Jay D. Burris. an admitted accomplice in a $1,000 robbery last summer. Burris is now serving a prison term in Michigan. He appeared here last week in the trial of H wood Mixon, 23, as one of the state's witnesses. Mixon received a guilty verdict and a recommendation for a five- year sentence in the robbery of Wert Aiken. He will be sentenced tomorrow. Burris was returned to prison last week. The charge against him may be prosecuted on his release in Michigan. Clown Turns to Drama NEW YORK M*>—Famed circus clown Emmett Kelley will piny a straight dramatic role in "Captain from Koepenlk" on CBS — TV's "Telephone Time" Sunday, 32, at 0 p, m. B8t. April charge. Bond i.= set at S500. He is confined in the county jail here. Bobbie Branch was found guilty of petit larceny. Magistrate Sam Corbett sentenced him to six months in jail and taxed him with a fine of S50. J. H. Tice pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and was fined S50 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Upon pleas of guilty, the following fines were assessed: Careless and reckless driving — J. B. Grissom $5; Ella Maxine Krech S10. but with a stay of execution; Floyd R, Via $5; Anty Logan S5. No operator's license — A. D. Carter Jr. $1 and 30 .days suspended sentence; Elbert Noggle $1. Expired auto license — Jewell Leytie Davis $5: McCurry Meyer SI; Pinion Snow was granted a stay of execution on $5 fine; Robert L. Ward $1., Defective brakes—Van Roy Rayford $10 and 30 days suspended sentence. No brakes — Golden At- i j", las Brumley $5. j Ki Traffic violation — Chester C. Crowder $10. Game violation — James J. Sanders $1. Three Get Serum •or Rabies Shots Three persons have reported to he county health unit for rabies ;erum after being bitten by a dog ieclared rabid Sunday. They were Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Corey and their granddaughter, larolyn White. She Is the 14-year- old daughter of Mrs. Ed .White. The dog is in custody at the new dog pound. Other persons known to have been bitten by the dog have been requested to come to the health unit where they may receive serum at cost. Private physicians must administer it. The dog bit the Coveys and the child at the Corey home, 347 S. Division. Corey confined the dog until it was taken by police to the pound. :lsro*l hos opproximately'300 Sherman tonks from World War II" ormtd with 75-mm. guns ondIjO jet fighters, British Meteors ond Vampires. UN Chief; Nasser Confer, Tension In Palestine Easing By WILTON WYNN CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Dag Hammarskjold talked with Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt for 75 minutes today in his first major move to restore peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. As the U. N. Secretary General began his talks with the Strong Man of the Arab nations, a Jerusalem dispatch reported an easing of tensions in the Palestine area. Egypt hod obout 100 Meteors and Vampires and recently acquired 200 Soviet MIG fighters, mainly MIG-15's, possibly a few faster MIG-17's arid £0 IL-28 jet bombers. She recently added 50 T-34 Soviet tanks to her force of 30 British Centurions. She also has on order between 200 and 300 Vol. entine tanks from Belgium. STRENGTH: ISRAEL VS. ARABS — Israel Is stronger on the ground; the Arabs are far ahead in the air. That's the broad summing up of Arab-Israeli armed strength. Israel's 80,000-rnan army can b« expanded to at least 200,000 in 48 hours by (he Israeli system of armed reserves through universal training. Arabs have virtually no armed reserves. They could field about 170,000 men, but some would be needed at home'to guard against internal unrest, Israel's armor is inferior to Egypt's, since the latter obtained Soviet tanks. Egypt has great air superiority, with Russian MIG fighters and jet bombers capable of dropping four-ton bomb loads on Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem within minutes after leaving home bases. Frisco Requests Six-Mile Speed Law Be Repealed In a quiet, short session, City Council last night adopted the state plumbing code, tentatively approved new subdivision regulations and promised to investigate speed limits for trains passing through the city. The plumbing code's passage was a matter of form, since it had been discussed and rend twice the pre- ceeding meeting. It establishes minimum plumbing: standards for all future building. New subdivision regulations, approved by the Planning Commission, were sent through first and +Capitol Officials Soy; Ike Won't Seek Use Of American Troops By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials discounted today the likelihood of President Eisen- lower's asking Congress for authority to use U. S. armed forces in the Middle East unless :he Israeli-Arab conflict grows much more critical. They said, however, that with border clashes and retaliatory attacks building up as they lave been the situation could become extremely grave in a matter of hours. American officials said the ma-K or administration effort now is to >revent that kind of crisis Iron developing by using every re ;ource of diplomacy. The purpose behind Eisenhow >r's statement on Monday warn ng against aggression by either ide was described as being to ack up the peace mission ol United Nations Secretary Genera! Dag Hammarskjold. The possibility of a request by Eisenhower for congressional ap iroval of the use of American orces in event of Middle Easi var was discussed yesterday when ecretary of State Dulles met with ongresslonal leaders. Severa ongressmen said there was nc equest for action at this time. Received Permission Weather Fire Hazards ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. Ifl - So far, Albuquerque firemen aren't joining other local males in raising beards for the city's 250th anniver- ;ary celebration ., this summer. Asst. Fire Chief Simon Seligman says his men consider the chin foliage fire hazards. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS; All sections. Slowly clearing and continued cool this afternoon and tonight with light frost tonight m sheltered places. Thursday fair and warmer. High this afternoon, mid to high 50s; low tonight low to mid 30's. MISSOURI: Fair and warmer west and north clearing southeast this afternoon; fair tonight wtih scattered frost southeast; Thursday .ncreasing cloudiness; warmer southeast turning colder northwest; low tonight 30s southeast to lower 40s northwest; high Thursday 60s cast and north to 70s southwest. Minimum this mornlns—51, MAX!mum yesterday—43. Sunrise today—5:32. Sunset today—-6:29. Mean temperature—53,3. Precipitation 24 hours [7 a. m. to i p. m.)—.31. Precipitation .Ian. 1 to date— 20.58. This ().ttp Lust Veur | Maximum v^sterdny—57. j Minimum thl.« morn In".—62 ! PriNTlpliaiion Jan. 1 10 tn:s dntc— , li.93. When Red China was threaten- ng an invasion of Formosa early ast year, Eisenhower asked and btained from Congress a blank heck for the use of American orces if he thought such action ecessary. But officials made clear today in private conversation that the administration greatly hopes to avoid a request for similar stand by powers covering the Middle East, and has no plan to act unless the danger grows considerably worse. Their hope that it will not do so Is based on an estimate here that neither Israel nor Egypt wants to become involved in a war now. Monday's White House statement declared that the United States under the U.N. c harter "Will observe its commitments within constitutional means to oppose any aggression" In the Middle East. Arms Balance The statement made no specific reference to a 1950 declaration by the United States, Britain and France. In it, the three countries pledged jointly to maintain an arms, balance between Israel and the Arab states and to resist aggression by either. It now appears that UIP administration has decided Us best chance for decisive action—if ever that has to be taken with U.S. forces •— lies in working through the U.N. There are reported to be several reasons for this: First, it would put up to thi U.N. the problem of detenninim Ike Moves Ahead Of Stevenson In Illinois Primary By CARL BELL CHICAGO (AP) — President Eisenhower moved out ahead of Adlai E. Stevenson today in returns from the Illinois presidential preference primary. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennes- * see, making a write in bid, was left far behind in what amounted second readings. It will be read the third time and voted upon at next month's meeting. All Future Projects Regulations govern all future residential and commercial projects, as well as street widths and patterns. Frisco railroad officials asked that the six mph speed maximum permitted trains in the city limits be raised to at least 20 mph. Flashers at, street crossings have been implnccd, they said, since the six mph limit was established. The 20 mph maximum will conform to ICC regulations which permit 30 mph on tracks with electrically- controlled switches, In asking for the change, one official said the speed limit could be raised temporarily and If the Council is not satisfied the old limit can be re-established. To Committee Mayor Toler Buchanan said he would refer the matter to a committee for recommendation at the next meeting. First and second readings were given to proposed trailer court regulations. Final action will be taken at. the next meeting., Council denied Erby Ledbetter a permit to locate a trailer court west of Wade's Tourist Court on Highland street. to an election year popularity con test. The President scored spectacular gains in reports from downstate precincts while Stevenson had a big margin in Cook County —Chicago—the stronghold of Democratic party. Eisenhower, who took almost 55 per cent of the Illinois volte in his duel with Stevenson in the 1952 presidential election, passed Stevenson in the count of ballots in midmorning. All Delegates Returns from 8,797 of the state's 9,511 precincts in Eisenhower's •ace against the nonv.nn 1 opposi- ion of Sen. William F. Knowland and Lar Daly on the Republican side gave Eisenhower 679,891, Knowland 30,620 and Daly 8,783. Reports from 3,826 of the 4,511 downstate precincts gave Eisenhower 423,880. The Democratic vote in 8,470 ol considerable influence in the Middle East. As a U.N. member, Russia would automatically be brought into discussions on any crisis in Palestine. Third, U.S. policy makers regard France as so heavily committed in a military sense in North Africa thnt Ihf-y do not see possibility of much rffcclivc French '-or • -i if t> rornrs to » showdown in Palestine. | 1,511 precincts was: Stevenson 671.237; 7,757 of 9,511 precincts; Kefauver 26,306. Elsenhower was expected to have virtually all the 50 GOP dele- gales chosen to go to the Republican nominating convention and delegates with 10 votes to he picked later In a state convention, The Democrats also chose delegates with 50 convention votes. Twenty-three of the delegate canr didate.s were for Stevenson and three had declared for Kefauver, with the others opon-mlndcd or I uncommitted. The votes still were being counted in the Democratic delegate rnccs. Dei conies with 14 votes will bo selected later at a stale convention. No delegates nre bound by the preference outcome. The Kefauver write-in vote fell far short of expectations. His supporters hnd expressed hope of receiving 10 per cent of thfi Democratic vote. With returns still coming in, he had slightly ICSB than 4 per cent. Rotory-Kiwanis Will Hear Moses C. Hamilton Moses, president ot thfi Arkansas Economic Council— State Chamber of Commerce, wil! speak to a combined Rotary and Kiwanis meeting at 12:15 p. m. tomorrow. The luncheon meeting will be held at the Hotel Noble. Moses will present a "Do-It- Yourself" kit regarding improving fulurc economy of Mississippi County. Postmaster Has Heart Attack Postmaster Ross Stevens suffered a heart attack In his home at 9 a.m. yesterday, but has "rallied sharply" according to his physician. Stevens is confined to Chlcka- iv/ba Hospital, tils condition was listed this morning as "still serious." SeMo Mayor Investigating New City Hall CARUTHERSVILLE— Mayor Dyer Byrd is investigating the possibility of construction of a new city hall and a new fire station for Caruthersville. At tho regular monthly meeting ol City Council this week, he appointed a committee to look Into the Idea. Aldermen appointed were Obye Coker, Wymon Dillman and Cliff Smith. Representatives of Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions will be appointed, too, the Mnyor said. Upon request of the PTA and irioiis church organizations, Council unanimously approved a resolution to prevent the sale of obscene and vulgar literature to minors. Council decided to appoint i committee representative of the interested organizations to censor magazines. Comic books depicting crimes were attacked in the resolution. The Council outlawed the sale of ndecent literature to persons under 18 years of age. Council approved the transfer of 52,500 from the general fund to the playground fund for operation of .he city park for youth baseball games and other activities. The City Board of Education's •equest that a sign be put up at .he Intersection of 12th and Ward by the elementary school building was approved. The sign will instruct motorists that no left turn may be made at the intersection. The dispatch reported only two minor attacks last night by roving Arab suicide squads which had struck in a series of raids and sabotage missions on the three previous nights. Asked by reporters about published statements that he had presented a six-point compromise proposal to Egyptian Foreign Minister Mnhmoud Fawzi shortly after his arrival here yesterday, the sec- retn.ry general said : "You newspapermen are all too imaginative." The published statements contained some features known to have been advocated previously In the U.N. effort to avert the danger of war. A Chicago Tribune dla- pntch reported Hammarskjold proposed: <J Proposals ' 1. Three fences to be erected along the Egyptian-Israeli frontier, one on the border Itself and the others 100 yards on each side. Israel has agreed imthe past to the Idea of a boundary fence. Egypt has not. 2. All troops to withdraw beyond the.outer fences. Farmers, herdsmen and other civilians would be allowed to carry on their usual tasks. Israel has turned down previous proposals for a withdrawal of the lines. Egypt has approved them. 3. Creation of a border patrol, made up of 40 or 50 Scandinavian, or other neutral army officers and equipped with jeeps and aircraft, to make certain the Inner fence zones are free- of military activity. 4. Establishment of neutral ob- serVatlon posts, with truce officials having- the right to move -freely across the frontier at all times. Egypt has agreed to his. Israel has declined. 5. Reduction of troops from the El Auja crossroads area south of Gtiza, a potential invasion route. Each side. Is. reluctant to cut Its strength' In that area. 6. Both sides to end provocative measures. • Burns at Meeting 1 Besides Nosser and Hammar- skjold, this morning's meeting was attended by Fawzi and MaJ. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, chief of staff of the U.N. truce supervision organization. Hammarskjold now expects to leave Cairo Friday for Beirut, Lebanon, his temporary headquarters. Tight security m easures have been token for Hammarskjold's protection in Cairo. Across the border, Premier David Bcn-Gurlon presided over a closed meeting- of (he Foreign Affairs and Security committees of Israel's Parliament to discuss the latest developments and Israel's position In view of Hammar- sklold's coming visit. Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett was on hand. He has publicly expressed doubt Hammarskjold's mission will succeed. Plea Falls Burns' plea last week for a cease-fire along the flaming Israeli borders hnd failed to halt the See UN CHIEF, on Page 2 Fred L Henley Files for Judge CA RUTHERSVILLE— Judge Fred L. Henley, of Caruthersville, has filed for the Democratic nomination for circuit judge of the 38th judicial circuit. The 38th district comprises Fem- scot and New Madrid Counties in Southeast Missouri. Judge Henley was appointed last year to serve the remainder of the :erm of the late Judge Joseph Allen. Singer Nat Cole Unhurt in Attack Stevenson run up a big bulge rjver "•'.' '"'-rr" n " '*i ''•" r- r!y re- See ILLINOIS on I'age 2 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. I* — Nat (Kingj Cole, Negro singer and pianist, was attacked on stage last night by a group of white men at Birmingham's Municipal Audi- 'torium. An audience of nearly 4,000 gasped as the 37-year-old Cole was knocked to the floor. Police, who had been alerted to watch for trouble, swarmed from the wings to grab three men on) singe. Throe others were taken into cu.slody Inter. Outside the auditorium officers found a car containing two .22 rifles, a blackjack and a pair of brass knucks. Detectives said the car was owned by some of the men who came from Anniston, Ala. 4 Charged Charged with inciting a riot arei Willie Rirhtird Vtnson', 23; E. L.! '"'nson, 25: and KC'MV h Adams, | 35, all of Anniston, Ala,; and J Jesse W. Mabry, 43, Birmingham. Held for further questioning were Orllss Clevcnger, 18, and Mike Fox, 37, both of Anniston. The attack came in the first of two concerts scheduled under Birmingham's rigid segregation laws. The first performance was for white patrons only. The second was given before a Negro audience. The North Alabama White Citizens Council, one of several such groups, has the playing music In juke boxes. Asa Carter, executive secretary of the group, turned up at police headquarters with several other men "to get the details" of last night's attack. Police refused to talk with him. Big Surprise It has not been determined it ayn of those arrested have any connection with the council group. The &ttMfc on Cole, a native oi been trying to stop of "rock and roll" Montgomery, Ala., caught the singer by surprise. "This thing happened so fast. Tho spot was In my eyes. I didn't see anything," he told newsmen later. "This fellow lunged up. below the stage, and hit the microphone and it hit me under the chin. I fell over the piano stool on my back." After the attack the audience kept calling for Cole to come .back. Cole returned. The ovation he got lasted nearly 10 minutes. "The audience was wondeful,'* he said. "They were trying to tell me In their own way that they do not condone such actions." In a wavering voice, he told the audience: "I just came here to entertain you. That was what I thought you wanted. I was born in Alabama. Those folks hurt my back. I, cannot continue, because i have to go to a doctor,"

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