BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LH—NO. 19 Blythevllle Courier BlytbcviU* DtUy New lpp! Valley Letdu ill Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1956 TWENTY PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS High Tides Flood Areas In Virginia Coastal Towns Isolated By High Water NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Th highest tides in two decade churned up a quickie flood i the Hampton Roads coasta area last night, disruptin communications and.transpoi tation and temporarily isola ing two communities. The waters lapped into busines sections of Norfolk and Newpo News, forced suspension of ferr service linking the two cities an caused the closing of a ma! bridge across the James River. The floods struck hardest at th York County community of Poquo son on Chesapeake Bay and th Norfolk-side village of Willoughby Each was isolated for a while an Army amphibious vehicles wer called in to re-establish connec tbins. The tides were spawned by Atlantic storm that brought wind up to 70 miles an hour. The tide reached a peak of four to fiv feet above normal before mldnigh •nd began receding. New Threat The weather bureau said th worst of the northeaster was over but a new threat was posed b; high tides due today. The bureai said they were expected to be les than two feet above noraial. Despite a weather bureau fore cast the storm would veer out ti sea, Gov. Abraham A. Ribicoff o Connecticut ordered a standby alert in the event of heavy rains. - A late forecast indicatec chances the storm would hit Con hecticut has lessened, but tide were expected to run two to three feet above normal. The Virginia floods topped a one -day springtime weather packagi that also produced a snowfall o three to five inches in westen and southwest portions of the state. There were strong gusts ol wind over most of the Old Do minion yesterday, too. Damage In Thousands Last night the water seeped into business and waterfront establish' ments in Norfolk, Newport Newsi Hampton, Buckroe Beach and- Fo- quoson. The damage was expected to total many thousands of dollars. Poquoson, with a population of 4,000, was without electricity last night and the Navy dispatched a mobile generating unit to aid the town. Along the Atlantic Coast, the storm kept the Coast Guard busy. The tug Dunlap reported heavy seas parted her tow line to the SS Alpha about 130 miles southeast of Cape Hntteras. The Alpha carried a 14-man crew but was not in any danger. Bopf 1st s Plan Educational Building RECRUITERS HONORED — A. J. Zakose, CHBOSN, U. S. Navy, left, presents recruiting award to two Navy recruiters stationed at Blytheville. Chief Wray (center) and Chief Outterman won the recognition of heading the "Navy Recruiting Station of the Month" fcr enlisting seven men as opposed to-a quota of four during March. The seven, now receiving recruit training at San Diego, are G. V. Jones, L. R, Tomlin, C. R. Stone, C. S. Tart, B. B. Bramlett, V. J: Robinson and L. D. Thrasher. (Courier News Photo) Air Skirmish Mars Middle East Talks By ERIC GOTTOETRBU JERUSALEM (AP) — Warplanes of Egypt and Israel clashed today and Israel claims irst blood. An Israeli army spokesman announced two Israeli fighters intercepted four Egyptiai ets in a noon flight northward over Israeli territory and shot down one — a British-mad ./a mm fa iat r\n Tei*»mVp enil Vampire jet — on Israel's soil. Former EGA Head Urges Expansion Of Overseas Aid By JACK LXNCH PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul G. Hoffman, former head of be Economic Cooperation Administration, today urged forma- ion of a committee of top civilian experts to develop an ex- anded program of overseas aid to counter new Kremlin actics. In an address prepared for de- very at he third the opening session of national study confer- nce on the church and economic fe, Hoffman said: Such a committee would ap- raise the needs and resources new nations, analyzing the icity of new and underdeveloped ountries to administer economic ograms and offer recommenda- ons HS to which U.S. agencies best qualified to carry out the rograms." Stress on Trade Offers Hoffman, now chairman of the mrd of Studebaker - Packard orp., said the new leaders in oscow "put their stress upon ade offers miic aid.' "To counter id, "we must this," have Hoffman theme of the conference is "the Christian conscience and an econ omy of abundance." New Clinic System to Be Inaugurated Central School PTA has scheduled its annual summer roundup of pre-school children for one week from today at the County Health Unit. Sponsors of the event said the city's doctors have instituted a "vol- and offers of First Baptist Church last night set in motion plans to contruct a new educational building'which will provide for 540 additional Sunday school seats. The three-story structure is to be erect id just east of the present sanctuary. Construction is expected, to begin by mid-summer. Named Inst night to head the. building committee was James Gardner. John Mayes will serve as finance chairman. The buildins wil! measure 50 by 100 cot and wil! be financed! rather than help. If, however,, we as j Tne team, through firdt mcrigage bonds and; a nation, and we as a people are able for next week's clinic includes willing to accept leadership in nn nil-out effort to achieve a durable peace, that commitment carries fort for peace. We must wage eace with imagination, boldness id dedication." He estimated the cost of "wager the peace" over the next five ars in the "neighborhood of 200 billion dollars," nnd declared: "No Solution" ' "Rut sharing our wealth is no, solution. It would reduce to beggary a s"ec :il fund-raising campaign. Ar.o'Jitr committee will study per:: ' i r.T.o.alion of me chiiF;:h's oici .;.r:ry, which currently i.s be.ng used as an educational building. unteer team." system for such clinics where children who will enter all-out f the school for the fust time are examined with no charge. The plan, which will be in operation for the Central clinic, is designed to be. more convenient for both doctors and .sponsors of clinics. It is expected that the increased number of doctors at .each clinic will expedite examinations and "insure a thorough check-up for each child". t The team, expected to be avail- Drs. Jack Webb, William Green, Charles Craig, Weldon Rainwater, Troy Payne, Hunter Sims, Jr., and Collides implications which may generate the answers we seek." More than 400 clergy and lay nrolestant lenders are attending the four-day conference sponsored by the National Council of Churches. in cooperation with major protestant denominations. The W. W. Workman. . Assisting will be County Health Nurses Mrs. Clara Ambrose and ilrs. Annabel Fill, County Nutritionist Mrs. Freeman Robinson and A seven-year-old boy was treated for a leg injury yesterday after he ran into the side of a car at 10th and Ash on his way home from school. . He was William Collier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Collier, of Chickasaw Courts. The driver was not cited. Witnesses said a group of boys dashed into the street, The driver slowed, but ihe boy was unable to stop, running into the side of the car, William received a bruised knee and will remain out of school the remainder of the week. Bank Call Issued volunteer aides from the Central PTA. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and parents are urged to meet that deadline with their children Thursday. Children unable, to attend the WASHINGTON UP) - The comp- clinic may obtain examination forms troller of the currency issued a from the health unit. These forms call today for a report on the con- may be filled by family physicians dition of national banks as of April and pre-sented to school officials 10- when children register next fall. "The other three planes caped," he said. "Our planes re turned safely to base." This announcement of air-to-ai combat In the current Arab-Is raeli crisis developed on the heel of claims by Israel of five new ai tacks by.Arab commando raider aground last night, in one of which BULLETIN UNITED NATIONS, Ni Y. W — IT. N. Secretary General Dag nanunarskjold reported to the Security Council today thai both Israel and Egypt have agreed to refrain from hostile acts against each oilier except In self-defense. The pledges were made, however, before the air clash in which an Egyptian jei plane was reported shot down by Israeli aircraft. three Israeli school children and a teacher were killed at prayer Angered Israeli security forces pressed a hunt for the raiders anc public clamor for retaliations mounted. Egyptians Protest Egypt, too, registered a com plaint. A military spokesman in Egyptian-held Gaza aid Israelis opened automaitc fire today on nn outpost in the Beit Hanoun area northeast of Gaza City n d Egyptian soldier was wounded. He said the outpost did not return the fire. The newly established Egyptian Middle East News Agency reported last night that 300 Arab commandos had returned to their base n Gaza after staging a series of 50 raids. Official confirmalion w, acking in Cairo, which has disclaimed responsibility f^v the at- acks, but an Egyptian Embassy spokesman in Damascus said the group had headed back after mak- ng its retaliations for the Israeli shelling 1 last Thursday of the G -i • Strip, in which 64 Arabs were tilled and 102 younded. In Cairo, U.N, Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold held a .hree-hour meeting with Egyptian foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi, his fourth with Ewynttan ifficials since arriving there Tuesday on his Middle East peace mission. Then another shift In his ilans was reported. To Stay in Cairo An informed source said Ham- See MlD-KAST on Patfe 10 Weather Nickle Drink Fizzling Out: Costs Bubble Over in Pop Industry Manila Gets ^ New Cub Pack Another new Cub Scout Pack was organized in Mississippi County Boy Scout. District this week when Pack 32 of Manila began operation. Manila Methodist Church is sponsoring institution nnd Cubmaster Billy Pierce and assistant Lamar Edwards are supplying pack leadership. Pack meetings will be held the kat Thursday oi e*cii month. t HCDB—the High Cost of Do- Ing Business—hit this town's soda pop Industry today. It will mean the traditional nickel soft drink well may be on its way out In Blytheville and surrounding towns served by Blytheville bottlers. Local bottlers said today they are raising their prices on a case of soft drinks from 80 cents to one dollar. It marks the first Increase locally in the history of the bottling business, executives pointed out. Bottlers listed R long line ol <xwt* they iuvt «Mt » putting out their product. Although increases in costs have been pretty steady over the years, the clincher, for some at least, came with a series of cost hikes which went into effect around the first of the year. Retail price will be up to the individual outlets and is expected to rangs from a nickle to a dime. Bottlers more or less expect six cents to be the most popular price with retailers, though some already have gone to a dime. Onft company said It will convert vending machines to a six- Mat operation U i«tollert roqucM. Congress OK's Farm Bill; Presidential Veto Questionable By EDWIN B, HAAK1NSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress last night plunge the farm issue more deeply in to the 1956 political campaigi by sending President Eisen hower a new farm bill with features he opposes. In an all-out rebuff for Ei senhower engineered by Dem ocralic leaders, first the House and then the Senate gave fi nal approval to a measure which administration lieuten ants predicted Eisenhower wil veto, . Key Democrats, declaring it was this bill or nothing, predicted hi would sign it. Eisenhower, vacationing at Au gusta, Ga., relayed word that hi "still does not think the bill meets the test of a good bill,' Secretary of Agriculture Benson said he was "deeply disappointed.' The bill contains one major pro vision Eisenhower sought. That is a soil bank program to pay farm ers subsidies of as much a; $1,200,000,000 a year for not plant ing cropland to commodities ready in surplus. Last Ditch Fight But it includes a return to highei gid price supports for this year swell as other features which also would raise price props. Eisenhower and Benson have epeatedly opposed such moves qontending they will only aggrn- ; the problem by building up more surpluses. GOP leaders made a last-ditch effort in the House to refashion he bill more to Eisenhower': iking. , They lost 238-181, losing 27 Re- mblican votes on the test while )lcklng up 14 Democratic ones. The Houne then passed the bill 137-181, with 48 Republicans and 5 Democrats defecting from party ines. The Senate promptly took up he bill, n treeing to vote after lours pf debate. Passage there was on a 50-35 o 11 c a 11. Fifteen Republicans oincd with 35 Democrats In vot- ng for the measure; against It vere 31 Republicans nnd 4 Demo- rats. Up to Eisenhower That puf. the issue squarely up i Eisenhower. There appeared no liance that Congress would over- dp n veto. Beyond saying the chief execu- ve does not regard it as a good ill. White House nress secretary ames C. Hagerty declined to spec- late at Augusta on the chances of veto. • Sen. Aiken (R-Vt , chief ndmln- iration farm lieutenant In con- rcss, said today he is confidenl senhower will reject the men fire "for half a dozen or more ma- On Political Front: Farm. Issue Waxes Hot; Truman Tees Off on Ike By THE ASSOCIATED PREBfi The farm issue blazed hotter today after former President Truman denounced President Eisenhower's agricultural policies as "political betrayal" and the Democratic-controlled Congress passed a farm aid bill containing features Eisenhower strongly opposes. " " "* " " Por the moment, at least, the sharpened farm controversy—which promises ^ to figure importantly in the coming presidential campaign—overshadowed the contest between Adlai Stevenson and Sen. Estes Ket'auver of Tennessee for the Democratic president!*! nomination. Stevenson, given "new heart aJid courage" by his strong showing ta the Illinois primary, went vott- huntlng in the Miami, Tla., area Kefauver opened a three day expedition of his own in Florida where the two are pitted in the By MARVIN L, ARROWSAIITII state's May 39 primary. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - President Eisenhower will kick mKtfo/lead.rV'ln'"«Sir£ off his re-election campaign with an address to 800 Republi- the House otuowed by the Senate, can party leaders at a Washington dinner next Tuesday evening. * The President's vacation headquarters announced this today as White House press seoretary James C. Hagerty hit back at for- Eisenhower Sets Campaign Opener; Truman Answered fhree Are Sent fo Prisonfarm Others Receive Lesser Sentences In Circuit Court NORTHEAST ARKANSAS:: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Friday partly cloudy and cooler. High this afternoon, near 70; low tonight, in 40s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy north generally fair south this afternoon turning cooler extreme north and warmer south portion; considerable cloudiness tonight and in south portion Friday; parity cloudy north Friday: chance of scattered light rain tonight and in south portion Friday; cooler extreme north tonight and over state Friday; low tonight 35 northeast and extreme north to lower 40s elsewhere; high Friday in 50s. Minimum this morning- 42 Maximum yesterday—52 Sunrise today—5:31. Sunset today—fl:30. Mean tempcftture—53.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 B. rn to 7 p. m.(—nonn. PreclptUlon Jan. 1 to date-20 S8. This D*t» J.Ait Year Maximum yesterday—78. Minimum this morning—58 PirclpUfttlon Jan. 1 to this dutc— 1VU. >r reasons. In eifect, Eisenhower's choice as whether to: 1. Swallow his oft-stated prlncl- les and approve a bill which cn- lusinstlc sponsors said would pro- de as much as three billion riol- rs in added benefits this yeai ir farmers whose Income ha. pen declining steadily for five 1 ars, or — 2. Veto the bill, with a prospect lat Congress will approve no nl- rnafe, and thus face the voter? November on fhe basis of the T=ent farm program. Eisenhower will have 10 days in hlch to act from the time the "I reaches him officially. When Mint will he wns not cer in. An exact official copy must e printed, signed by House and ena'e officials and delivered lo e White HOU^P. Normally, thi: quires several rHvs. Slam on Benson Eisenhower's signature of the sasure would cast, doubt on Benn's status as the farm Cabinet ember. Benson's whole • farm ofrrarn has been keyed to the r i n c i p 1 e of flexible price nports. Chairman Cooley I'D-NC) of the House Agriculture Committee called the House vote for the. bill "an invitation lor Benson to resign." Mlnufes after the Senate had acted, Benson Issued a statement voicing deep d&fappointment and adding: "Fa rmers have a right to be even morn Hfsnppolnted because | Sec FARM on Page 10 ' Three men wore sentenced icnitcntinry terms and two pend time in county jail today Circuit Court ended its sprln riminal session. Ordered to the state prison far: vere: Douglas B. McIIwain, seve ears. He was convicted of mar unna possession. • Allen Clayton, three years. H leaded guilty to a chnrpe of as ault with intent to kill with* hotguii Insl Feb. 3. He attackci iscar Lee Rogers. Haywood Mixon, five years. H' TIS convicted of robbing Wer Iken of $1,000 last summer. Parole eligibility begins wher one-third of the .term has been served. Jail Terms Given jail terms were: Edgar L. Slmmops, 40 days begin July 10. Simmons was con vlcted of firing a deer rifle througl the walls of Twin Qnbles tavern. The bullets narrowly missed sev eral of 25 persons inside. He was fined, in addition, $210. He had ap pealed the sentence from Munfci pal Court. Homer Wyncs, four months. Hi pleaded guilty to bicycle theft, i petty larceny charge. Suspended .sentences were giv en to: Nettie Mae Roberson, who plead ed guilty to manslaughter. She killed Charley Smith last winter with a pocketknife after he ha( threatened her. She was given a suspended sentence of five years. William Howard Roberson, three years suspended. He pleaded guilty to assault with intent to kill Jack Jones. The two men had an argument and Jones was cut with knife. Clyde Jeffries, five years suspended. Jeffries was charged as being fhe "lookout" when his brother entered and robbed Manila High School. The brother is now serving a 15-year term in another state. Norman Eugrne Byrd, one-year suspended on a charge of receiving stolen property. Byrd was convicted of purchasing a watch stolen from Thompson's Jewelry Store March 17. Two juveniles, three years, suspended. They burglarized the jewelry store. They have been See COURT on Page 10 Spring Fever Ends Tiny Business One of Blythevlllc's most profitable young businesses went out of business this morning. The Courier News' Coffee Corner Inc., declared a 100 per cent dividend to its four stockholders and unplugged iUs pot, for the time being, at any rat«. Coffee Corner was organized two months ago with capital stock of $1 in cash, a used electric pot and a borrowed electric cord. When the young business unplugged 1U pot thii owrnii* H bad a total of $3.05 in the till. Whfil, happened to the extrn buck left a/ter declaring the 100 per cent dividend? Oh, it went to one stockholder who had a lien against the firm for the purchase of a new electric cord after the owner of the borrowed one protested too vigorously. Oncoming warm weather and general laziness on the part of the chief coffee brewer were listed as reasons for the firm quitting business mer- President Truman's charge thnt Eisenhower has betin "do nothing president." Truman said further in a Des Moines speech last night that the President has compiled "one of the ,most aniRZ ing records of political betrayal' on farm matters that he (Tru man) ever has seen. "Can't RciMignlte Accomplishment' "I don't believe that Mr. Tru man, by his own standards, con recognize accomplishment when he sees It," Hngcrty told newsmen In response to a request for comment, Truman's criticism and the White House rejolner came as Eisenhower pondered whether to sign or veto nn omnibus farm bill on which Congress completed ac tlon last night. The President has let it be known he doesn't think it Is a good bill, but Hagerty cllned again today to speculate about the possibility of a veto. To Committee Members Tho press secretary snid Elsen- hower's political address at Washington hotel next Tuesday evening will be made in response lo an Invitation by Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee. The President will speak to party state chairmen and vice chairmen, national committee members of Congress, party finance cadcrs, and chairmen of "Salute Lo Elsenhower" rallies which were held throughout the country last Jan. 20. "This is a political meeting," Hagerty said with a smile In replying to a question whether Eisenhower's talk would be political. Bravo! Bravo! TABIONA, Utah tm — The Ulntnh Baslon Telephone Assn. has an answer to long-winded conversations on party telephones. It has installed a device in seven Utah communities which warns inrty line users after four minutes: You have one minute to finish your conversation. At the end of the minute the connection automatically is cut. yesterday approved the complex farm bill and sent it to fflienhower. The measure would provide the soil bank the administration sought. But it also would restore high, rigid. price, supporti on this year's crops of wheat, corn, cotton, rice and peanut*— a hiove opposed by Eisenhower. He has been critical of the other section* of the bill, too. • ^Tfot A Good BUI". In Augusta, Da"., where Kisen- " hower Is vacationing, press secretary James C. Hagerty. told newsmen the President "still does not think the bill meets the t*nt of a good bill.' 1 Truman cut loose at Eisenhower—calling him a "do - nothing Persldent"— during a. speech at a Democratic fund-raising dinner last night in De« Moines, Iowa. "Gen. Elsenhower has personally been doing all he could to keep Congress from raising the support prices farmers get," Truman declared. "This Is one of the moat amazing records of political betrayal I have ever seen In all my years of public life." Trumnn said he doesn't know "what Ike Is going to do" with tho farm bill. But, he suggested, Elsenhower "may well decide that It's, the better part of valor to sign this bill In an effort to get re-elected." Illinois Primary Politicians and political analysts still were trying to assess the significance of the Illinois 'primary Tuesday in which Eisenhower out- polled Stevenson by about 20,000 votes on the basis of returns from ill but a few precincts. The latest abulatlons showed Elsenhower lad 723,267 votes and Stevenson '03.231. Sen. Spnrkman (D-Ala), the Democrats' 1952 vice presidential nom Inee, said in Washington he detected a trend In the Illinois •oting which he snid "bodes well or the Democratic party" in No- 'cmber. Chairman Paul M. Butler of the Democratic National Committee got out a statement saying "Illinois has now joined Minnesota and Wisconsin in expos- Ing this myth . . . that Mr. Elsen- hower is Indispensable." But the Republicans dismissed Democratic optimism as unfounded. Sen. Dlrksen (R-I11) said that because there were separate Democratic and Republican ballots In See POLITICS on Page 10 Marine Base Probe May Be Broadened PARRl'S ISLAND, S. C. (AP) — The bodies of six Marine recruits who drowned on a forced march into a tidal stream here Sunday night were sent home today for burial. Even as a big plane chartered y the Marine Corps took off arrying five of the six flag- raped coif Ins to relatives in orthern cities, there were indica- Ions that investigation of the ragedy might be widened. Chairman VInson (D-Ga) of the •louse Armed Services Committee ad a scheduled conference with orps commandant Gen. Randolph 'ale on the drownlngs. Vin-son said he would make no tatement about the possibility of committee Investigation until ftcr he talks with Pate, who ame to the Marine base here Monday to take personal charge the Investigation. Later he flew back to WaaMneton. i A court ot Inquiry here continued the painstaking work of piecing together details of the drownings today after a warning to the Navy from Sen. Ives (R/NY) that "an inadequate investigation or ex p I a n a t i o n of the tragedy by the Navy would result In a congressional Investigation." Ives made his position known in a statement directed to Secretary of the Navy Thomas. Thomas replied that the Navy is "investigating and will explain the episode fully." A ISO-man honor guard was detailed to attend, memorial services for their dead buddies tn the depot ohnpel.
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