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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T« DOMINANT NEW8PAFIR OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. an Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Lnuter Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1955 TWENTY PAGES PublUhed Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPT FIVE CENT* UN Assembly Okays Seating Of 16 Nations By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The General Assem bly brought the 10-year freeze on new U. N. members to happy end last night by admitting 16 nations. In a jubilant session, the Assembly overwhelmingly approved the Security Council's dramatic recommendation of the 16, boosting total * * * Question Is: Where Will They Sit? Assembly Hall Can Handle Only 70 Nations By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Adding 16 countries to the United Nations brings up all sorts of administrative problems for the world organization. For instance, where do you seat them? The huge modernistic General Assembly hall and the committee rooms have accommodation now for delegations from 70 countries six. less than the new total membership. The U.N. will have to juggle some desks to get in all 76, and rip up the floors to put in conduits for ^he added sound equipment necessary for all to listen to the simultaneous translations. New Flagpoles Sixteen new flagpoles will have to go up on the roll of nation's flags in front of the U.N. Building. The U.N. already has flags on hand from Italy, Austria, Finland, Libya. Nepal, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania. They need them foi Ireland, Ceylon, Jordan, Portugal . Laos, Cambodia, Hungary a: Spain. Italy automatically became member of the U.N. Trusteeship Council because she administers the trust territory of Somaliland That makes it necessary to enlarge the council from 12 to 14, because the Assembly has to pick a non administrative member to keep balance in the council. Must Amend Charter Enlargement of-the 11-nation Security Council also looms, but this can be done only by amending the U.N. Charter. There is growing talk of holding a General Assembly session in the spring so this can be done. There are money problems too, The U.N. will have to appropriate about $83,000 to pay for changes in facilities in its building, and about $90,000 for travel expenses for the new delegates during the 19S6 Assembly year. On the bright side a slight cut In assessment of other countries may be forthcoming because of additional revenue from the new members. The assessment scale ,must be revised for all members. Liquor Must Go FRANKFORT, Ky. (fl — Taking the alcohol out of Christmas was one of the first official actions of Oov. A. B. Chandler yesterday. Chandler, inaugurated for his second term Tuesday, forbade use of alcoholic beverages at Christmas parties in state offices. Sign Trade Pact MOSCOW UB— Tass said the So- .viet Union and signed a trade Czechoslovakia agreement in Prague yesterday providing for a further increase in trade between the two nations. U.N. membership to 7«.~ Arrangements were made toda for the 12 non-Communist and fo Red nations to take their seats once. The Security Council also pr pared to meet again today to vo on a U. S. resolution that the ne Assembly session should consid the application of Japan. Japan's exclusion — along wi Outer Mogolia — cast the on shadow over the proceedings. C the 18 applicants originally pr posed for acceptance in a packag deal, they were the only two n to make the grade. Because N tionalist China's veto kept Out Mongolia out, the Soviets vetoe the Japanese. New Additions These were the new additions the U. N. roster: To the Soviet bloc, now a groi of nine members — Albania, Bu garia, Hungary and Romania. On the non-Communist side Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Austri Finland and Spain, all Europear and Libya, Jordan, Ceylon, Nepa Cambodia and Laos, recruits fc the Asian-Arab bloc. When Spain, last of the 16 nation to apply, was accepted, the Assem bly hall resounded with 26 second of applause. In an emotional speech, Assen bly President Jose Maza of Chi declared the admission of the 1 would give new vigor to the U.P Lodge "Overjoyed" Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cat ot Lodge Jr. said the United State was "overjoyed that 12 free cour tries have been elected." "They will bring us much i civilization and wisdom," he sail The end of the long deadlock als was hailed by Paul Martin of Can ada, chief force behind the wear weeks of negotiations to get Eas West agreement on the packag deal. The sudden turn of events cam less than 24 hours after Russia an Nationalist China had fcorpedoe the original 18-natlon package pla with the'ir first exchange of vetoe and left delegates with little hop of progress on the membershi problem .this year. Delegates sensed something in; portant was in the air yesterda when Russia suddenly called for a "urgent" council meeting. Sovie Delegate Arkady A. Sobolev quick ly got to the point. After blastin Nationalist China's veto of Oute Mongolia as the cause for the pack age plan's failute, he made ,thi dramatic announcement: "Wishing to cooperate; the Sovie Union withdraws its negative vot to the series of countries. The So viet Union will vote in favor o their admission with the exception of Japan, bearing in mind that tli question of Japan and the Mango lian Peoples Republic (Outer Mon golia), which did not yield positiv recommendation be postponed fo consideration by the next sessioi of the Assembly." Wants Both Admitted In an obvious call for the ouste of Nationalist China, Sobole voiced hope that between Assem bly sessions the U.N. would tafci united action to permit entry o both Japan and Outer Mongolia. Angered over China's action against Outer Mongolia which touched off the Soviet veto bar rage, a number of delegates ha< threatened to join in a move to unseat Formosa's representative But the outcome of trie stalemate may have softened this feeling. In the Assembly vote, Albania polled the smallest total—48. The United States, Belgium, the Domin ican Republic, the Netherlands anc the Philippines abstained on al r ;he Communist candidates. Cuba and Nationalist China votec against all four, and Greece joined ;hem against Albania. Belgium and Mexico also abstained from the vote on Spain )arred for several years by As sembly resolutions against Generalissimo Franco's government. Reds Not Slowing Arms Effort, Burke Claims WASHINGTON (AP) — Adm. Arleigh Burke, chief of naval operations, said today "there is nothing to indicate that the Soviet Union is slowing down in her armament efforts." The Russian nijvy, already the second ranking sea power in the world, "is still growing, and growing fast," he said In an address prepared for the National Press Club. "She Is still buila'ing aircraft at a very rapid rate," he said. "She has built more cruisers and destroyers and submarines since World War II than all the rest of the world combined." "We, In the United States Navy, are more determined than ever to itay ahead; but we are not complacent about It. The nurd struggle to build a modern, nuclear-age navy hu jiut txjun. Thii itrugglt will take all the ingenuity, all the effort, all the skill that we can muster," he said. No Mor» Censors? MEMPHIS, Tenn. UK— Memphis, famed for its slashing movie censorship, may get out of the censoring business soon, A citizens committee appointed by Mayor- elect Edmund Orglll to study censorship settled down to voting yesterday. Should the city continue Its censorship board? The vote was no, 41-4. The recommendation was passed on to Orglll, who takes office Jan. a. ALL GOODFELLOWS — Paul Mahon, chair- speaker at Kiwanians' weekly luncheon. He, too, man of the American Legion Goodfellows, points was collecting — or at least endorsing a fund out to visiting Gov. Orval Faubus a check to the drive. This one, a statewide $190,000 campaign to fund presented on behalf of Kiwanians by Presi- advertise industrial opportunities to be found in dent Bob Logan. Faubus, center,' was visiting ' Arkansas. (Courier News Photo) Faubus Speech Lends Impetus to AIDC Drive A plea for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission's $190,000 volunteer advertising fund was entered here by Gev. Orval Faubus yesterday and today county donors were reported rallying to its support. : ' —: + Faubus spoke to the Kiwanis club ^^ ^^ in the midst of a statewide tour Galifornia Primary Will Provide Test For Adlai, Estes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS California's June primary seems" likely to prodtfce"a lead-on contest between Acllai Stevenson and Sen. Estes Ke- :auver in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Stevenson listed California yes-* .erday as one of four additional states in which he will seek pre- :onvention voter support. A short time later, Kefauver vound up a week's stay in the po- iticaliy important state by announcing he too will enter the Cali-j ornia primary if he decides Loj •un for president. j The Tennessee senator says he'll j jclare formally tomorrow. Few vill be surprised if he tries he did in 1952. Four More States Stevenson added Florida, Perm ylvania and Illinois, as well California, to the list of states where he plans to run in primaries 'reviously he had named onl; Minnesota. The 1952 Democratic presidenlia nominee said he picked these con- ests so voters could show prefer nee "on a regional basis in th< last, Midwest, South and West.' le said he would decide aboui ther primaries later. In Ohio, Gov. Prank Lausche nnounced he is willing to be his tate's "favorite son" candidate IB Democratic convention. Possible Dark Horse? Whether the five-term governoi r ould remain in the secondary ole traditionally accorded "favor- e son" candidates remained to be een. Some Democratic leaders utside of Ohio have mentioned 1m as a possible dark horse win- er at the convention. On the Republican side, friends f Sen. Knowland of California said Washington they believe the OP Senate leader will be an ac- ve aspirant for the presidential emulation early next year. The Knowland backers professed onffdence that President Eisen- ower will decide against seeking e-election, and that Eisenhower be urgng. Knowland himself eclined public comment. : eldmann New wiss President BERN, Switzerland ffi 1 ) — Dr. arkus Feldmann, a former news- aper editor, today was elected present of Switzerland for 1956. The presidency .rotates annually mong the seven members of the ederal Council. Election by Par- iment is a formality. inspire contributions to the fund designed to promote national industrial interest in Arkansas. He told of Arkansas' drop in population, blaming it on the movement from farms to cities and a resulting out-of-state migration when workers could find no jobs in the cities. A Vacuum "Arkansas has become an economic vacuum," he said, "in an area which has one of the greatest potentials In the country in the way ot national resources." Seeing a "Lack of initiative, .a lack of a 'program and a lack of leadership," Faubus and the legislature set upon a three-part development program. It would expand present state industries, start ne\v ones from within and attract existing industries from out of the suite. The legislature, taking the governor's lead, early this year established the AIDC. Winthrop Rockefeller was named to head the commission, composed of six other members, c from each congressional district. Committee of 100 A legislative appropriation made funds available tor a publicity and parks commission, a forestry commission nnd a research division established at the University of Arkansas. A committee of ICO members was set up to aid the program on the 'ocal level. Rockefeller imported William Rock, an industrial development expert from Baltimore, to head the publicity commission. Rock set up a two-year advertising j program, designed to tell the state's Mrs. Williams, Of Pioneer Family, Dies OSCEOLA — Services for Mrs. J. LUM Williams, Sr., a member of one of Mississippi County's first families, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Osceola First Baptist Church. The Rev. Percy Herring will officiate and burial will be in Ernien Cemetery, National Funeral Home of Memphis in charge. Mrs. Williams, a sister of the lai? Dwiglu Blackwood, died here yesterday afternoon at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Bard Edrington. She was 78. , Last week, her family held a cen-! advantages for industrial develop- tennial celebration. It has been 100: ment through national media. The years since her father and mother! plan called for the expenditure oi came to the county in an. ox-drawn | S190.000, which had not been ap- wagon from Tennessee. j propriated. She was preceded In death by her j The governor explained the plan husband in 1946 and leaves a son.! to advertise the state and tell of B. Frank Williams ;a daughter, Mrs ' its industrial advantages "not as a R. J. Gillespie; two sisters. Mrs.; Plan to steal anything from anyone Jessie Davis and Mrs. Emma Moore, j else, but a plan to get our fair and five grandchildren. j share." Active pallbearers will include i Success Seen Hale Jackson, Tal Tongate, Charley • !t is the $190,000 sum that Faubus, Lowrance, Sr., Harold Ohlendorf, as well as the AIDC, is promoting—a Ben Butler, Sr., Leroy Owens, Bmce \ voluntary contribution from the sev- Ivy, Jimmy Farris, Searcy Metus] eral counties, and George Florida. Soviet Relaxes Romanian Hold County after county is meeting or exceeding quotas, the governor said , In Mississippi county, Ben F. j Butler and B. A. Lynch are heading a drive to raise §5,750. Blytheville has been assigned 32,500, the southern district has a quota of $2,500 and MOSCOW CR - The Soviet Union ^ an " a - ? etl and Lenchville are at- says it has relaxed its hold on Ro- j tec l ]tin e to ™*e "P the remainder. Dulles Warns Of Reds' New ColdWarAims By ARTHUR GAVSHO.N PARIS (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Dulles told the NATO Council of Ministers today the East-West cold war is on again after nearly a year of Soviet policy zig-zagging. The American secretary, discussing the trends and motives of Russian policy in 1955, declared the new rulers of the Soviet Union have opened dangerous new cold war fronts in the Middle East and South Asia. He added, however, that the 15-* • nation Atlantic Alliance had over come greater dangers in the pas by remaining ever vigilant ant united. Dulles'spoke at the opening o the first Council meeting since las summer's Big Four summit con ference at Geneva and the forei ministers' subsequent deadlock in the Swiss city. A^so attending the annual year end meeting of NATO foreign, de fense and finance ministers were U. S. Defese Secretary Wilson and Treasury Secretary Hum phrey. To Review Program The ministers of the 6-year-old Alliance gathered at their Palais du Chaillot headquarte/s to review ;heir program of political and mil itary cooperation during 1955 and to set new goals for 1956. They opened a three-day con ference with a debate seeking answers to the new challenges ;he Communists in the world power struggle. Dulles recalled that when the NATO Council met a year ago i' was in the shadow of Soviet threats of awful things to come if the Allies fulfilled their intention o: bringing the West German Federa Republic into their grouping, with the right to rearm again. The worst of those threats never materialized, Dulles noted. The period of threats, Dulles went on, was followed quickly by i phase of what he called Soviet 'sweetness, and light" beginning with the Big Four chiefs of f ernment meeting at Geneva July. Since then a new rigidity, a new cold war.has become apparent in Soviet pronouncements and actions and the so-called spirit of Geneva See DULLES on Page 6 No Greeting For Reds In Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (#)—Soviet Premier Bulgtmin and Communist party boas Nikita Khrushchev arrived in Afghanistan today for a snowy, crowdless greeting. On at one Kabul wall someone painted, "Soviets go home." Snow and rain—which had delayed their arrival a day—continued to fall intermittently. Soldiers and police lined the road as the visitors drove with Prime Minister Mohammed Daud to his guest house. But there were none of the riotous crowds which everywhere had greeted the Kremlin chiefs during their visit to India and Burma. The Russians' visit was virtually without advance local fanfare. Flflgs and bunting appeared for the first time on public buildings today and the government-controlled press for the first time reported the scheduled arrival. An escort of Soviet planes landed ,t the airport before the big transport carrying Bulganin and Khrushchev touched down. A guard of honor goose-stepped through the mire to present arms before the pair drove off with Daud in a bulletproof car. manlan industry further, relin-! „ Lyncl V re l )oned lhftt throughout quishing Russia's half interest in! ! ne c ° untv - " the P e °Pte «"> respond- the important oil business j ! n & In a wav Lnat is ver V satisfactory. "This fund means a great deal to Eastern Arkansas," he said. "Ii A government announcement said under an agreement signed in Bucharest, Romania,, will buy the Soviet-held shares m not a P'"oblem of individuals, but a the oil industry "on favorable; Community problem and everyone o Divorces nils will aid in keeping marri- r es together in two southwestern lio counties during the Christmas nson. Judge Darrell Hottlc of ghland County Common Pleas •lift snld he not grant any vorces between today and Jan. 3, idgfi John CflSfi of Fnyelie County minion Pleas Court issued a shn- r decree covering this month. terms and by installments over a number of years," The amount to be paid was not disclosed. The two-nation oil Company Sov- I'om Petrol was organized in 1945 to prospect, produce and refine Romanian oil. Since lhat time, the Soviet announcement said, oil production has doubled. Last year's production, primarily from the bis Ploesti field, has been estimated by outsiders at 86 million tons. has the responsibility of helping the state as a whole." More Cyprus Students Held FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus iff) — The stoning of British troops brought the arrest today of 100 schoolboys, '1 schoolgirls and 15 teachers. Two soldiers were injured. The studenUs had joined n protest .strike by Famagusta workers against the ban on the Communist party and the arrest of Red leaders, ordered In the British campaign against violence spawned by the "enosis" movement for union of Cyprus with Greece. Rayburn Predicts House Passage Of School Aid Bill By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker of the House Rayburn (D-Tex) said today Democratic leaders will press for an early decision in the House on federal school aid legislation as soon as Congress returns in January. Pemiscot Crime Is Near the Top Only Kansas City, St. Louis, Jasper County Have More • Pemiscot County criminal docke during- a recent 12-month perioc was heavier than any other Missouri Circuit Court calendar excep those in St. Louis, Kansas City anc Jaspe County. Acceding to a report of the Judi c!al Conference of Missouri, made to the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee of the Missouri Ba Assn,, there was a total of 265 crlm inal cases on file in Circuit Cour from June 16, 1954 to June 15, 1955 The county, with a population o 45,624, had a heavier crime histor; than Greene County with 104,823 population, Buchanan County with 96,820 and Boone County, 48,432. Butler Next After Pemiscot, the county wltt the next highest rate of criminal cases was Butler County with 210 The number of cases reported included the number pending at the beginning of the period and the cases filed during the 12 months. Criminal cases on the dockets of other Southeast Missouri Circuit Courts were Stoddard, 201; Dunklin, 185; Scott, 148; New Madrid, 144; Mississippi, 103; and Cape Girar- Draft Sends 11 Men To Little Rock Blytheville Selective Service Board :cday sent 11 men to Little Rock for Dhysicnl examination and announced that the induction call for January will be for four. Leaving today were Alvis Lee White and Bobby Gene Russell, both of Blytheville; Marshall Shackeford Jr., Kimlock, Mo.; O. C. Sausley and Robert Gene Parnell, both of Osceola; William Cleo Elrod. Portageville; Marion Key, Paragould; Darrell Lee Tatum, Flint, tfich.; Julian Davis Johnson, St. is; Walter Nelson, Joiner, and John Homer Tate Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla. Failing to report were Cleve Cen- -ennial Otte, Manila,, and Jerry Dean Hill, Jackson, Tenn. + He predicted eventual passage ol some form of government assistance to the states for construction of more s,choolhouses. A House battle is in prospect over disputed features of a school ' aid bill already approved by the House Education Committee. The conflict promises to be compounded by deep-seated differences over racial segregation in some Southern school systems. Rayburn, nonetheless, said in an interview he expected the House to dispose of the school issue "early" in the coming session, and added: "I think we'll get a school bill, because it's becoming more and more evident there is a serious classroom shortage." Endorsed by Conference Some form of federal school construction aid was endorsed by a 2- I margin by the White House Conference on Education last month. •Shortly b e f o r e"Congress "id-*" journed last August, the House Ed- cation C o m r.i i 11 e e approved a four-year program for distribution of $1,600,000,000 among the states for new school construction. The bill would also authorize the government to underwrite state and local financing of additional building. Before the House can act on it, however, it must be cleared by the Rules Committee. Refusal of the rules group to act—and it has several powerful Southern members— could delay the bill indefinitely. No Request for Action Rep. Smith (D-Va), chairman oif the rules group, said he has not yet been requested to act by Chairman Harden (D-NC) of the Education Committee. But he said "we Southerners" would question any inclusion of an antisegvegatoln amendment — any proposal to deny funds to states riot practicing racial integration in their schools. Such an antisegregation proposal already has been drafted by Rep. Powell (D-NY). Powell has stated publicly he will offer it when the school bill comes up, and recently announced organization of a bipartisan "civil rights bloc" to back him. Powell's amendment proposes :hat for a state to be eligible for federal school aid, it must practice racial integration in its school :ystem. Dell Girls Help TB Fund Girl Scouts of Dell this week did their bit for Mississippi County's Tuberculosis Association fund drive. The Scouts, who sold TB bangles, collected $43.82 for their efforts. One Body Recovered from Ft. Smith Cave-In Loot Recovered JOHANNESBURG, South Africa '#) — Police announced last night the recovery of most of the nearly $600,000 worth of from Mrs. Harry jewels stolen Oppenhoimer, j was alive. PORT SMITH, Ark. of diggers, working in a crnmpcd tunnel in 10-minule shifts, lodny brought up the body of Lee Otis Sivley, a Fort Smith fireman who was buried alive Tuesday while trying: to rescue a workman buried In (».n earlier cave-in. Sivley was dead. Workmen turned their attention to the other trapped man, Donald ~ in the faint hope that he )—Teams i visor of the rescue crew, said it tion collapsed, showering tons of daughter-in-law fo diamond magnate Sir Ernest, Oppcnhelmcr. Authorities snid 98 per cent of the missing gems were found in a cardboard box In a suite of rooms of a hotel. Two men In the suilf were arrested. I The men have been lost under Ions of dirt and rubble more than •10 hours. Dnggs. an 18-ynar-old construction worker from ncnrby Hnrtlord, Ark., was believed to be six foot below Sivley. J. L. Martz, super- would be nt least "several hours" before Daggs could be freed from the pit. Collections for the family of Sivley, who his life trying to save Daggs, today totaled $660. The drivn was started by the Port Smith Times Record. Sivley is survived by his widow and two sons, tigetl 7 nnd 10. Dr. William H. Pope, the coroner, said Sivley "apparently died instantly of suffocation and internal injuries resulting from falling timber nnd dirt." DHKRS was trapped along with two fellow workers early Tue.sdny af.lernoon when the wooden braces bupponinff the walls of the excuva- soil and debris on them. The other two were rescued and Sivley, about 45, was attempting to free Daggs when the- sides of the hole caved In a second time, burying both men. Tuesday night, rescue workers reached one of the men and Dr. Hoyt Kirkpalrick was lowered into th hole to examine him . The physician almost was en tight as tho pit crumbled for a third time, again burying the victim. Kirkpntrick snld he could see only nn arm nnd the top of the man's head, nnd couldn't Identify! him. However, the doctor snld hiei Sec CAVE-IK on Page I Stockholders Of Club Meet Stockholders of Blytheville Country Club will meet 'in annual session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, E. B. Thomas, president, announced today. Four new directors will be elected and other business matters may be presented for discussion. The meeting will be held In the Club House. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS; Fair and colder this afternoon, a little colder tonight. Friday fair and con- inued cold. High this afternoon, low to mid 30s- low tonight, 15 to 20. MISSOURI: Windy and quite cold this afternoon; partly cloudy ex- reme northeast mostly clear else- vhere; clear tonight a little cold 'xtreme southeast and continued cold elsewhere; fair southeast and ncreasiug cloudiness west and north Friday; rising temperatures north- f cst nnd extreme west Friday; low onight around 5 extreme north and 15 elsewhere; high Friday 20s east o 30s extreme west. Maximum yesterday—50. Minimum this morning—21. Sunrise tomorrow—7:00. Sunscl today—4:51, Menu temperature—35.5. Precipitation U hours (7 A.m. to T ,m.)—trace snow. Precipitation Jan. 1 to rtftte—H:00. This Dale L*it Year Maximum yesterday—45. Minimum this morning—30. Fu'clpltfUkm JAD. 1 U>

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