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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS > AMUNSAI AMD BOOTHEAJK 1OMOOM TOL. U-HO. Mt Blytlwvilta Daily Ntm BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVB CENTO Adenauer, Cabinet Quiz John No Charges Filed Against Turncoat Yet Bf BRACK CURRY BONN, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his Cabinet today discussed the sensational return to West Germany of former intelligence chief Otto John. An Interior Ministry spokesman •aid John was still under interrogation here. He said the questioning could last four or five days. "John is giving information voluntarily," he said. "There has been nothing revealed so far that would justify the filing of any charges • gainst him." Nothing of what John was telling was announced. There was no confirmation of the report by a West German news agency that he had said a West Berlin physician, Dr. Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, had drugged him and kidnaped him from West Berlin. Still In Redland Wohlgemuth left West Berlin with John and still Is in East Germany. Interior Minister a e r h a r d Bchroeder, John's boss when the turncoat headed the West German counterespionage setup, reported to the Cabinet on John's surprising return to the West. Although authorities maintained tilence on John's questioning and his future, official quarters doubted that he would be tried for treason. The government labeled him a traitor when he defected. Now many believe h e could -not be convicted because of the difficulty of proving he had betrayed •ny secrets to the Communists. Bolstering this was Schroeder's statement last Monday that he did not believe John went over to the East with any "treasonable intent." Communist East Germany issued a brief comment on (he arrival in West Germany of the Bonn Govern-! ment's former counterinte'lligencej non-Communist Asia. HISTORIC PHOTO BELIES KHRUSHCHEV—Soviet Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev's declaration in Rangoon, Burma, that before World War II England, France and the United States groomed Adolf Hitler "as their bloodhound Intending to set him free against the USSR" doesn't jibe with the event pictured in the historic photo above. It shows Soviet and German leaders in genial friendship just after signing the German-Soviet nonaggression pact of 1939 in Moscow. Architects of the treaty were German Foreign .Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov, who is still a top Soviet leader. Captured German foreign office documents, published by the U.S. State Department in 1948, show that Hitler and Stalin almost agreed in 1940 on a plan for liquidating the British Empire and carving up all the Eurasian- African continents into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Left to right in photo are: Von Ribbentrop, Mazi Under-States Secretary Gaus, Marshal Josef Stalin and Molotov. Soviet Bosses Leave India After Signing Trade Pact By HAROLD K. MILKS NEW DELHI (AP) — Premier Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet traveling salesmen of Communist cooperation and discord, left India today after a month of warming up the cold war with bitter attacks' on the Western nations. They left behind pledges of closer political, economic and cultural cooperation between Russia and this key nation o£ Southern Asia. The Russians planned to fly df- Solons Give Cut in Taxes Little Chance Say Balanced Budget Must Come First By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST : WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House leaders — and some senators —• posed a big question mark today over prospects for cutting taxes next year. In separate, talks with newsmen, Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) and Representatives Martin (R-Massj and Cannon (D-Mo) voiced doubts substantial tax relief forthcoming. Senators can; and Cannon heads propirations Committee. rect to Tashkent, in the south of Soviet Asia, to wait out a snowstorm raging at Kabul. Afghanistan, final stop on their tour through chief afte" a 16-month stay with' the Reds. The 47-word comment, distributed by the East German news agency ADN, tried to give a sort of tacit blessing to John's de- parturrto the West, saying: Thorough Grilling A T?2 5^' •»° h21 ' «?y mer presi 'l ternational control." dent'-(fT'the Bonn Office for the L , . L . , Protection of the Constitution, who But in a separate statement to See JOHN on Page It $45,000 Suit is Filed Here Result of Boy Being Hit by Car O. H. Harrell, of Leachville, has filed a Circuit Court suit for ?45,OGQ damages against A. B. and Anne Rozelle as an outgrowth of an accident in which the Rozelle car struck Harrell's son. The boy, Bobby Wayne Harrell, according to the complaint, last Aug. 1 was crossing Highway 18 near the McAdams Grocery south of Leachville. The Rozelle car, the complaint continued, was driven by Anne Rozelle, and struck the boy. The impact, it was claimed, threw young Harrell 60 feet. He was treated in a Memphis hospital for cerebral concussion, lacerations and other injuries. Harrell asks $10,000 for physical pain, $25,000 for permanent injuries and $10,000 for mental anguish past and future he says his son suffered. Ike Takes it Easy GETTYSBURG, Pa. UP) — President Eisenhower, under medical advice to take it a little easier, scheduled no appointments and planned to spend today at his farm home with Mrs. Eisenhower. In a final communique, Bulganin and Indian *>rfme Mjister .Nehru called for "unconditional prohibition" of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, along 1 with a "substantial reduction of conventional armaments, coupled with effective in- newsmen, Bulganin and Communist party boss Khrushchev said the Soviet Union could not disarm unless the other big powers did. To Continue to Ann Until atomic and hydrogen weapons are banned "completely and unconditionally," they declared, "the Soviet Union is compelled to, and in the future will take care to. strengthen its defensive capacity and produce atomic and hydrogen aeapons." The huge enthusiastic crowds which greeted the Russians everywhere on their four-week tour of India and Burma again were out to give a goodby ovation. Touring toud-speakers and free buses swelled the outpouring along the route to the airfield and at the field itself. "I am leaving part of my hearl behind in ndia," said Khrushchev he wound up his visit to Russia last June. "Our entire generation will rein e m b e r your visit," Nehru replied. ' "Still Neutral" But the Indian Prime Minister took pains to reassure the non- Communist world, as he had several times after his Russian visitors' blasts at the West, that "our friendship with the Soviet Union is not directed against anybody.". "Our getting close to the Soviet Union does not mean that we are drawing away from others," Nehru declared. "Indo-Soviet friendship will be good for the whole world." For India, the chief concrete result of the visit appeared to be Syria Takes Israel's Attack to UN Council UNITED NATIONS, Y. Syria expects the Security Council to meet soon on the Damascus government's protest against Israel's attack on Syrian posts in Galilee. Ahmed Shukafry. chairman of Syria's delegation to the General Assembly who announced the protest at a news conference, indicated his country will ask the council to take stern action against Is. rael. He did not disclose Syria's strategy but said it would call for "measures which have not been asked before." The U/ N. Charter authorizes the council to recommend a cessation of aggression. That faUing, the council may call on U. N., members to sever diplomatic, economic and communications ties with the aggressor nation. Finally, It may call on members for armed force to halt aggression. The council so far has never voted sanctions against one of the parttefl to the Arab-Israeli conflict, contenting Itself with censuring UM nation U coos id era the guilty party. Israeli forces attacked four Syrian posts on the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee Sunday night. Israel charged the posts had fired repeatedly on Israeli fishing and police boats on the lake along which Jesus Christ spent much of his life. Israel said 5: Syrians were killed and 29 captured, to 4 Israelis killed and 12 wounded In the operation. The Syrian protest said 49 Syrians were killed—5 officers, 32 soldiers and 12 civilians, including 3 women. It said 8 other Syrian soldiers were wounded and 30 captured. The Damascus radio claimed earlier that 100 Israelis were killed or wounded. Shukairy called the attack a "major military operation, atrocious and treacherous," that could not be Justified as retaliation. His government asked the council to meet "aa soon as possible," and Shukairy said he expected the 11- natlon body to take the matter up latt this week,or early next. -,an agreement announced in the joint communique to expand trade between the two nations. There was nothing said about the many millions in gifts, grants or other economic aid which many Indians had Expected to materialize. Million Tons Instead Sussia agreed to sell India a million tons of steel ovei a three-year period, plus equipment for oil production and mining. In return the Soviets said they would increase their purchases of Indian raw materials and manufactured goods substantially "v, the hope that the value of these goods will equal the value of Indian purchases of Russia." The two nations also agreed to organize a regular service of Indian and Soviet ships to carry the expanded commerce. The communique also exchanged pledges of broad cooperation and largely rehashed a similar statement Bulganin and Nehru signed in Moscow. In addition to insisting on the necessity of disarmament, the two Premiers called again for the admission of Communist China to the United Nations. They said the ' 'disappointment of the .foreign ministers' conference in Geneva need be only temporary," that "every effort should be continued for a relaxation of international tension" and for settlement of differences solely through negotiation. JOINS STAFF—Jim Cooper, recently with thp Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Ariz., has joined the editorial staff of the Courier News. Cooper has nearly 15 years of newspaper, wire service and publicity experience. He, his wife, and three children expect to make their home at 916 Ash St., shortly after Christmas. Mrs. Cooper is the former Mary Jean Atkinson, of Batesville, Ark. that any would be Byrd (D-Va) and Bridges (R-NH) said a balanced budget is more important than a tax cut. Chairman Cooper (D-Tenn) of the House Ways and Means Committee, where tax legislation normally is originated,, declined to comment on the tax outlook for next year. Rayburn is boss Democrat in the House; Martin is the top Republi- the Ap- In the Senate, Byrd is chairman of the Finance Committee, and Bridges is senior Republican on the Appropriations Committee. George Optimistic Their pessimism over the tax outlook differed from the attitude of Sen. George (D-Ga), an influential member of the Senate Finance Committee. He predicted yesterday that pressure for a tax cut "will be too great for Congress ' to resist." George said earlier this week he believed taxes could be cut from 3 to 312 billion dollars next year. He cited no figure yesterday, but said he expects cut some time during the year. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Democratic leader, also has called for tax cuts Rayburn said he was far from convinced that taxes can be cut in the light of present world conditions. On the contrary, he said, "we may need more." He said he thinks some present "inequities" in the tax structure should be corrected, with "the little fellow getting some relief." Ray burn, Martin and Cannon hinted •- at the possibility of increased defense spending next year, which would moke both a tax cut and a balanced budget difficult despite record high income. After Conference They were interviewed after a White House conference at which President Eisenhower reportedly talked of a billion-dollar boost in defense spending next year. Despite his belief that "we are further away from war today thanj we were a year ago," Martin said, "Defense spending may increase, and that well may prevent any tax cut." Summing up the outlook, Martin said: "It's quite doubtful whether we can have nny substantial tax reduction next year," though a balanced budget may "permit tax reduction for the little fellow." Cannon cautioned against cutting axes until the federal budget is balanced and a systematic reduc- ;ion of the national debt is under- :aken. Byrd agreed, saying he is against reducing any taxes. If there is a surplus, he said it ought to be ap- ! plied on payments on the national debt. Bridges said he will "certainly opposed any tax reduction until the budget is balanced." Stormy Congress Session Foreseen Defense Spending Boost, Tax Cut to Be Hot Items By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's proposal for a billion-dollar boost in defense spending and a possible battle over tax cuts pointed today toward a stormy election- year session of Congress. The President's plan to step up the production of B52 bombers, jet interceptors and development of the guided missile program won general support from Republicans and Democrais. But the 35 l ,2-killion-daHar defense budget he outlined to-top congressional leaders at a White House briefing yesterday held a threat to tax reductions and budget balancing. Several leaders in both the House and Senate said they saw little chance of substantial tax reductions. Several other issues arose out of two days of White House briefings which signaled forthcoming battles. Sharp Differences In individual statements, Democrats and Republicans displayed; sharp .differences of opinion with each other—and even with their party colleagues—on debt payments, continuance 01 foreign economic aid, proposed new 1 farm programs, highway financing • and school construction. Both Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the Senate GOP Policy Committee and Chairman Byrd (D-Va) of the Senate Finance Committee joined the chorus of those calling £or a balanced budget before taxes are cut. Byrd said he will fight to wipe out all foreign economic aid, a position already taken by Cahir- man Russell (D-Ga) of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "Can't Be Reduced" The President was reported to have proposed a $2,800,000.000 new appropriation by Congress for all foreign aid, including military Assistance. Cahirman Richards (D-SC) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that while there might be some differences of opinion on economic aid he doesn't see how the over-all program can be reduced below its present level. "There, would have been no use for military aid in Europe if there had been "no economic aid first," he said. "The same thing applies to Asia now." Reaffirmed Support House Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) reaffirmed his support of legislation to finance highway construction which would pu j , the burden of the cost on road users. Conferees said the Eisenhower administration still has not resolved the financing question but appears ready to abandon its previous bond plan. Eisenhower stood firm on hii Flexible farm price support program, plus some additional measures he has Indicated he will propose. Rayburn and Senate Majority Leader Johnson (D-Tex) plugged for a return to high, rigid supports. Democrats were reported still at odds on the form of a school construction bill but unwilling to accept the Eisenhower bond plan in this instance. Pit Cave-In Buries Two at Ft. Smith FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Work crews today dug sloping shafts on both sides of a deep pit in which two men are buried beneath tons of dirt and debris, hoping to locate the: f ° l ™r resident have been appointed Gunn, Wilson Named by NCC Two men of this area and a victims without the loose dirt caving in a fourth time. Practical Farm Program Said Being Drafted CHICAGO (IF) — An Eisenhower administration official today told farmers that "a practical, realistic farm program is now being threshed out" in Washington. That word was brought to the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation by W. Randolph Burgess, undersecretary of the Treasury. . Burgess did not spell out any details in a prepared speech, but tte predicted: "The solution to the farm proo- lem which succeeds will follow the fundamental principles of freedom, integrity, individual self-respect and confidence based on the economic soundness that have made this country great." -+ Lost in the 28-foot excavation since 4:45 (CST) yesterday noon are uee Otis Sivley. Christmas Wish STIUAVATER, Okla. m—"All I want for Christmas ia a dinosaur." That's the request to Santa Claus from 6-ycar-old Randy Howard. Hid mother, Mrs. Carol Howard, work* In the Agronomy Dept. at Oklahoma A*M College. She says her son has been .talking to the profewow and doctors at the college. He'll be satisfied with a stuffed smill- ilzed model. : to National Cotton Council program committees for 1956. i R. E. L. Wilson III, of Wilson, after-; w in serve as an advisory member about | O f the Sales Promotion commitee. 45, a Port Smith fireman, and 18- j J. Lindsay Gunn, of Shatter, Calif., year-old Donald Daggs, a con- 1 an cl Harold P. ohlcndorf, of Osceola, struction worker rrom nearby Hart- W JH ford, Ark. Both men are believed to be dead. on t he Domestic Trade Barriers and committee. Gunn was a civil leader in Blythe- vilie before moving to California. Cecil Atchlson. head of the work: p.,, w «., c hamber of Commerce and crew, said he thought H would i ~" " " be mid-after noon before the men | could be reached. i They were imprisoned beneath dirt, chinks of old concrete and splintered timbers when the sides of the pit collapsed for the second time within n 3-hour span yesterday. Early this morning, after digging for more than eight hours, a rescue team of 100 men found one of the victims. However, before he could be brought to the surface, the soft walls of the hole gave way again, piling more dirt on the lost pair. Narrow Escape Dr. Koyt Kirkpatrick of Port Smith and an unidentifed man, lowered to examine the victim, were dragged to-the surface just before the new cn.scadt of earth crashed into the pit. Dr. Kirkpatrick said he examined a hand and ,irm believed to be that of Slvley and determined that the man was dead. the latest cave in 'orced the rescue team to virtually begin anew H« efforts, but the search was not discontinued. The Work- At* CAVE-IN »a fage 12 Swift Oil Co. manager. Commitce announcements, .were made by Council President W. T. Wynn, of Greenville, Miss. Groups will study research and promotion activities with an aim to increased cotton consumption. Recommendations will be- luade to the membership of the Council at nn annual meeting in Biloxi, Miss., Jan. 30 and 31. Committee will meet Jan. 27 and '56 Marketing Plan Gets Farmers' OK WASHINGTON, (AP) — The surplus-plagued cotton crop will be grown under federal limitations again next year. , In a referendum lacking in interest, growers voted yesterday to continue Agriculture Department marketing quotas which seek a crop next year a third smaller than this year. %. %. %. >f. *£•:%• —....-.. County Hands New Marketing Plan Landslide Margin Mississippi County cotton farmers joined those from throughout the state yesterday in overwhelmingly approving government controls on cotton acreage for 1956. Only 11 farmers in the county voted against the planting restrictions which will cut Mississippi county's allotment by 6,811 acres next year. The vast majorty of voters. 1,824 in the county and 20,484 in the state, approved the controls which carry with them a cotton support price at between 75 and 90 per cent of parity. Total state vote against controls was 1,173. These figures are unofficial tabulations with 72 counties reporting. Same Over U. S. Returns from the other 20 cotton growing states gave similar margins in favor of restrictions. Acreage reductions were proposed by the U. S. Agriculture Department as a means of curbing a growing surplus of cotton. If farmers had rejected the controls. trict. County ASG officials indicated the vote this year was about the same as last year. Dulles in France For Meeting Of Big 4 Ministers EVREUX, Prance (/PI—V. S. Secretary of State Dulles arrived here toriay in a misty rain but in cheerful spirits for top-level talks with foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Alliance. Dulles chatted amiably with U.S. Ambassador C. Douglas Dillon and other high officiate who greeted him the government would not have j but declined to make any comment continued to support cotton prices i on prospects for the forthcoming at Between 75 and 90 per cent ofj^ , n ^^ tf]e annual year . I ™ d meeting of the NATO colmcil Preliminary returns from the 21 cotton-producing states gave 267,235 votes for- quotas and' 20,191 against. This was a favorable majority of 93 per cent —- tar above the two-thirds margin required by law. In a similar referendum last year the majority was 92 per cent. The bulk of the estimated 1,300,000 growers who were eligible to vote failed to cast ballots. Voted in Dark Farmers balloted somewhat in the dark insofar as next year's support level is concerned. It will be determined under the adminis- ration's new flexible price support 75 and 90 per cent of parity. Secretary Benson has not yet set the support level, but department ejcperts say it might be as low as 80 per cent of parity. 17,391,304 Acres Under the program, farmers will be allotted 17,391,304 acres for next year's crop compared with 18,113,208 allotted for this year's crop. The department hopes the crop will be held to 10 million bales compared with 14,843,000 grown this year. Cotton grown in excess of a farm's quota is subject to a penalty tax equa 1 to 50 per cent of parity. The Agriculture Department said unofficial preliminary returns showed that growers of long-staple cotton voted for marketing quotas with a national total of 988 in favor and 104 against, or 904 per cent in favor. About Same Vote Support prices would dropped to 50 per cent of parity. \ year. and that only to farmers voluntra- hnve '• to aPP rove pl jm s for the coming He menu* said he had not seen state- by Soviet Premier Bulganin ily accepting acreage controls. M s s i s s i p p i County break-, , „ . _. , L down had 507 voting for controls i and Indian Prime Minister Nehru and eight against in the Blythcvllle | calling for high-level discussions area, and 1.317 approving with ! between Red China and the United j three against in the Osccoia dis-: Stares. Fiery Death DALLAS i;p) — A. L. Foster, 69- year-old paralyzed pensioner, was "fatally burned yesterday by flames that engulfed his overstuffed invalid chair. County Fire Marshal Hal Hood said the fire apparently started when a cigareite fell from the man's lips. A 40-year-old dear daughter attending him had stepped across the street and was unable to hear his screams. Uneducated Burglar SACRAMENTO, Calif. «-?i — A burglar who couldn't even spell c-a-t broke into a downtown cignr store. William Gianastrnsio, owner, told police yesterday cigarettes, cigars, cash, beer and sandwiches were taken and the place.was left in a mess. Written on the wall was "The calls was here." N«vtr Sim f hing CLERMONT, Pla. (/P) — Ross C. Cantwell was unopposed for city treasurer in yesterday's election, But he didn't win. His name and the title of the office had been left off the ballot by error. Another election mutt be held. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday, colder tonight and Thursday with possibility of some light snow. High this afternoon, upper 30s to low 40s; low tonight, in the 20s. MISSOURI: Cloudy and cold this afternoon with occasional snow east and central and light snow ending northwest; diminishing cloudiness and colder tonight; Thursday generally fair, colder .southeast; low tonight 5-10 northwest to 15 extreme southeast; high Thursday In the 20s. Maximum yfisicrclny—51. Minimum llils mornlns—25. Simrl.sL' tomorrow—6:59. Sunset today—4:51. Mcnn temperature—38. Preclpttntlon 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p in.)—none. Precipitation .inn l to <mte—4J):00. Tills Dati! Last Your Mnxlrmim ycKtrrdny—US. Minimum this mornli)K--20. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—3B.9*. Backers Try to Keep UN Member Deal Alive < By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. UP) — Sponsors of the proposed package deal to bring 18 new members into the United Nations cast about today for some way to keep their veto-riddled plan alive. There appeared no chance, however, that any of the 18 would make the grade at this session of the General Assembly. The package proposal was defeated in the Security Council last night. Nationalist China cast its promised veto against Gutter Mongolia and the Soviet Union then carried out its threat to veto the 13 non-Communist applicants. In the final round of voting the four other Communist applicants | could muster only one council vote, six short of what they needed. As soon as the council finished its rapid-fire balloting, supporters! of the package scheme began sounding out fellow delegates on possible courses of action. Two were suggested: 1. A formal request that ,tha council action be reported back to the Assembly, where the package originally received 52 favorable votes. The .Assembly then might n-pocat its recommendation and toss the question back into the council's lap during the current session. 2. Calling of an "Interim" Assembly next spring at which th* membership question and other unfinished business could be dealt with before the regular 1956 Assembly convenes. Canadian Chief Delegate Paul Martin, mainspring behind th» package plan, voiced confldenc* the "prospects for a solution nnv» See U.N. on 1'afe It

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