BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 21 BlythevlUe Courier Blytheville Daily Nevw Mississippi Valley Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1956 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Hammarskjold Confers Again with Egyptians Landmine Incident Breaks Calm Of Tense Israel - Arab Frontier CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — U. N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold held more pead talks with Egyptian leaders today. There was relative quiet along the tense Israeli-Egyptian frontier but a Jerusalem dis patch said five Israeli soldiers were wounded today when their military vehicle was blown Up by two landmines near Niryitzhaq, east of the Egyptian-held Gaza Strip. —• * Prior to this incident there ha; been quiet in that sector for tw< consecutive nights. Hammarskjold talked (or 3' minutes with Premier Gamal Ab del Nasser and lor an hour \yith Foreign Minister Mahmoud Pawz: He said he would meet again with Fawzi before returning to his tern porary headquarters in Beirut thi: evening. Asked by reporters if he con sidered his Cairo mission success fal, Hammarskjold said tersely "I've done in Cairo what I cami for." Temporary Success The secretary was accompaniec by U.N. truce chief Maj. Gen Burns and two U.N. experts. Hen rl vigier and John Ridman. The secretary's mission ap peared to have succeeded In clamping at least a temporary lid on the smoldering frontier situa Air Force Believed In Good Position For Top JSC Post By ELTON C. FAY ,. WASHINGTON (AP) — The forthcoming retirement of Army Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther may mean the Air Force is a step nearer to having an officer picked as chairman of the Strategy-making Joint Chiefs of Staff. The official announcement that Gruenther is leaving the Army late this year seems to put an end to persistent reports that President Eisenhower might name him JCS chairman when a vacancy occurs next year. Until his retirement, Gruenther will continue as supreme com- • mander of North Atlantic Treaty! Organization forces in Europe. Doesn't Specify The service unification law un-j der which the Joint Chiefs organization was created does not specify that the chairmanship musl be rotated among the services However, in the approximately eight years of the JCS, tlie organization has been headed by one general (Omar Bvadley> and one admiral (Arthur Radt'ord), each serving two terms. The Air Force's hope is that at least custom has been established. The Air Force may be confronted with choosing not one but two officers for top spots next year— the JCS chairmanship and the post of chief of staff of the Air Force. The second term of Gen. Nathan F. Twining as USAF chief will expire in June 1957. Gen. Lauris Norstad, air deputy to Gruenther and now designated as Gruenther's successor in the supreme command of NATO forces, long has been mentioned in speculation regarding both top domestic posts. President Eisenhower, with whom Norstad served when the chief executive was Wartime commander and later NATO commander, has praised the young general on several occasions. Pay Income Tax, Utah Governor Told SALT LAKE CITY W1 — Utah's Gov. J. Bracken Lee said yesterday he got ft letter from Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey telling him he had better pay his federal income tax by Monday. But Lee said he wouldn't. He said Humphrey wrote him that if he didn't, then the Internal Revenue Service would "proceed in the usual manner to collect the taxes. . .by filing a lien and leavy- ing on assets." "I wrote him back," said Lee, "asking him to clarify what this 'usual manner' is. "I want to know if he means that they'll just move in and confiscate property and money without due process—like they've done t ..„,. _ ^. in the past at times—or if they'll! aimed at. fostering peace be a court order." j nomic development in the Western Lee, a Republican, withheld part of his income tax payment when he filed his return Jan. 13—on that portion of his income above his SlO.nOO governor's salary. He would not say hou- much that \vc.s. He said he wants to te?t the constitutionality of the tax itself, jnd US-Latin America Relations Cited Milton Eisenhower Says Neighbarliness Better than Ever By STANFORD BRADSHAW WASHINGTON WJ—Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower said today the United States has an "increasing awareness" of Its economic, political, military and cultural interdependence with Latin America. He declared in prepared Pan American Day remarks that U.S, inclination toward inter-American neighborliness is "better than ever before" under what he called the "good partner" policy of the Eisenhower administration. Represented Ike Dr. Eisenhower, designated the personal representative of his brother, President Eisenhower, headed a list of speakers at an observance in the Pan American Union, Dr. Eisenhower is president of Pennsylvania State University. The celebration this year honored the late Secretary of State Cordd! Hull, who served in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration and is credited with helping inaugurate the "Good Neighbor" policy. A bust of Hull was un- vieled in the Aztec Gardens of the Union Building, before a group of diplomats, U.S. officials and can-' gressmen. Pan-American Day The ' President has proclaimed today as Pan American Day in : honor of the 66th anniversary oi'' the union. In all. 21 American re- pacts publics now are joined tion. In Jerusalem, an Israeli military spokesman said an Israeli police vehicle was fired on near Meron Upper Galilee, in northern Israel near Syria today. No casualties were reported. Israel had charged there were two new Arab incidents yesterday, but neither involved the frontier with Egypt. An Israeli army spokesman said a child in Jerusalem's Israeli sector was wounded by fire from the Arab quarter. Israeli workers also were reported fired on in the central Jordan Bivei Valley. Both Israel and Egypt have given Hammarskjold written assurances they will refrain from hostile acts. The pledges were followed by a brief aerial dog fight and an exchange of border fire Thursday. Then quiet prevailed. Egypt was said to have given further assurances that she has pulled Arab commandos out of Israel. Israel accused the radiers of killing H and wounding 32 in the past week. Hammarskjold, who is expected to spend a month conferring with Arab and Israeli leaders, is scheduled to push on to Israel Monday after a weekend of staff work at Beirut. Asks Further Assurance The .secretary has sent Premier David Ben-Gurlon a message asking- further assurance lhat Israel had given orders, to quit shooting across the border. He said Egypt had promised to issue such orders. Hammarskjold is expected to take to Israel a plan to pull troops of. both sides about one third of a mile back from the border. Nasser originated the idea last summer and it received "ndorse- ment from the U.N. Security Council. Unconfirmed Cairo reports said Israeli had now agreed in principle. One of the most dangerous aspects of the frontier situation in the opinion of many has been the heavy concentration of troops over the past six months. It has been estimated that Egypt now has 60 per cent of its armed force in the eastern Sinai Desert near the Israeli frontier. There have been reports 01' a similar buildup on the Israeli side. the use 01 tax money for foreign aid Hemisphere, Dr. Eisenhower said that much has been done in the past several years to improve inter-American relationships. "I can proudly say today," he asserted, "that both by congves- ionnl enactments and by firm pol icies established by the executive branch of the United State? gov- Humphrey, in his letter, said he: eminent, greater stability has been infused into our trade, financial and other economic relationships." has legal advice lhat Lee's action would not serve as grounds for such a test case. Daily Worker Joins Anti-Stalin Attacks NEW YORK (AP) — The Communist Daily Worker says it has "apparent confirmation" of a bloody purge of Jewish leaders in Russia during Stalin's reign. The newspaper admitted in editorial yesterday that it hnd been "too prone" in the past to repeat Communist Communist de- repeat Communist denials of anti- Semitism in the Soviet Onion. The editorial appeared to be another blow in what has become a worldwide Communist party attack on Stalinism. The Worker, mouthpiece for the American Communist party, demanded Russia's present leaders make public purge. all the facts of the . "We register our strong dissatisfaction that the Soviet leaders have not offered any explanation of what took place," the editorial said. The worker said the purge occurred In the late 1040s, The ed- itorial read in part: "We feel a deep sense of indignation, anger and grief over the latest disclosures of violation socialist principles under the Sta lin regime in the Soviet Union. "We refer to the apparent confirmation this week by a Jewish Communist paper in Poland of the charge that a large number of Jewish writers and other Jewish leaders wew; framed up and executed and that Jewish culture was virtually wiped out." Meanwhile, the American Jewls- ish Congress cllled the admissions "camouflage and propaganda so long as tens of thousands of Jews still are held In Russian prison and slave la.bor camps on charges publicly confirmed now as completely and utterly false." j T. B. Meetina Plans Are Told Annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will be held April 19 at the First Methodist Church in Osceola, 7 p.m. The story of a man who has tuberculosis will be presented. Blytheville High School students under the direction of Thurman Rowlett will act and produce the play. The meeting is a dinner meeting with Wesleyan Guild serving. Cost is SI.50 per person. Reservations should be made by April 17 to the county association, Box 601, Blytheville. Navy fo Commission Mighty Saratoga In Ceremonies Today By GEORGE W. CORNELL NEW YORK (AP) — The Navy today commissions its mightiest ship yet — the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga. She's bigger, faster and more powerful than any ocean fighting vessel afloat. Ii' she were turned on end, she'd reach the 80th floor of the Empire State Building. She's wide enough to set two of the world's largest passenger liners side-by-side on her deck. More than three years in the building, the Saratoga joins the fleet today in a blaze of ceremony, music and newly hoisted flags, with fighter squadrons sweeping overhead. Notable* on Hand ' Federal and state notables, Including Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas, are to take part In the commissioning: on the huge flight deck of the ship, berthed at Brooklyn's naval shipyard. The Saratoga, bearer of an Illustrious name in American naval history, is the second ship to be launched of the class of the carrier U.S.S. Forrestal, but she embodies advances over her sister ship, Both larger are 60,000-ton vessels. than any other fighting ships. But the Saratoga, at 1.638 feet In length, is three feet longer than the Forrestal, and also swifter and more potently equipped. , Her newly designed 250,000- horsepower engines have the highest propulsior force of any ever installed on an American vessel, about the equivalent of 100 locomotives. Top Speed Secret Although her top speed is secret, S«e SARATAGO on Page 10 President Benson Confer on Farm Bill Eisenhower and Aides Air Controversial Measure By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson met today to discuss an election year farm bill they don't like and which the President may veto. Benson joined Eisenhower at 8:15 a.m. at the President's working vacation headquarters above the pro shop at the Augusta National Golf Club. With Benson on his arrival at the sun-splashed, white frame building was a team of advisers who sat in at the meeting. Benson Ile\v from Wnshingtoi last night and declared us he stepped from his plnne thnt the farm bill still is unacceptable to him. "I have not changed my posi tlon," he told newsmen. But he declined to say whether * * * While Ike Panders Farm Bill: Stevenson and Kefauver Belabor AdminLstration By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Eisenhower grappled today with the problem of what to do with the politically significant farm bill. Meanwhile, Democrat Adlai Stevenson raised 'the "special interest" cry against the Eisenhower administration. Stevenson and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, competing for the Democratic nomination, both belabored the administration as they campaigned separately through Florida in preparation for their clash in the state's May 29 primary. Eisenhower arranged to thresh out the farm bill problem with his chief agricultural and economic advisers in a conference at his Augusta, Ga. vacation headquarters. Some farm state Republicans— anxious that Eisenhower allow the bill to become law despite his out-| spoken opposition to key parts of t — reportedly had- gained the backing of Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall. May Act Next Week There were Indications Eisenhower may act on the bill next week when he returns to Washington.'Some reports said he would veto it, But the Little White House gave no hint of what the Pres: dent might do. He has said th measure does not meet the tes of ft good bill. What Eisenhower finally decide —whether to sign the bill, veto I or let it become law without hi; signature—Is likely to have fat- reaching impact in this nationa election year when Democrats are making a prime Issue of contlnuec depressed farm income. The Constitution gives the president 10 day^—Sunday excluded — to sign or veto a bill atter It reaches him. If he does not act within that time, the bill becomes law automatically if Congress is still in session. The bill was delivered to City Is Finalist In State Contest Blytheville has been selected as one ot the ten finalists n its population class of the annual Arkansas Community Accomplishment Contest — the event sponsored for the past six years by Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and Arkansas Power and Light. Slimon Buys Delta Drive-In Moses Sliman, owner of the Lux and Murr Theaters, has purchased the Delta Drive-In, located south of Osceoln, from Mrs. Tom Martin ,f I of Hot Springs. He announced the i- name will be changed to Elias Drive In. The theatre screen will be enlarged for Cinemascope and the latest equipment will be installed. Work is getting started immediately and Sliman hopes to open soon. Bedclothing Needed The home of Brazola Llspcomb, Negro, at 811 Henderson burned last week leaving the family of eight children In need of bed clothing and blankets. The family !:•• staying fit the home of friends. Lipscomb is unemployed. Chamber of Commerce here re-* ;eived word today of the selection f Blytheville as a finalist in the ,000-20,000 population category. Tehre were more than 140 towns ntered in the overall contest. Top cash prize in BIytheville's ivision is S700 with $400 going to he second-place winner. Tuesday, a team of judges will > in the city to confer with the Chamber's entry committee, Chamber President Ed Tune and layor Toler Buchanan. The entry committee,, which was eaded bv Kelley Welch, is composed of Mrs. C. G. Redman, Mrs Alex Shelby rind Chamber Manager Jnda McGuire. They will be present when the judges spend -one hour here Tuesday afternoon. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms with locally high winds tonight. Clearing Sunday and cooler Sunday afternoon. High this afternoon, near 80; low tonight, mid 50s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast and extreme south this afternoon and over most of state tonight and Sunday; thunderstorms locally, severe south portion tonight and early Sunday attended by being cooler Sunday; low tonight 45-50 northwest to 60s southeast; high Sunday 60s northwest to 70s southeast. Minimum this morning—52, Maximum yesterday—75. Sunrise Today—5:30 Sumet today—fi;27 Mpan tnin pern Uirt!—6,1.5 Precipitation 24 hours (7 a. m. to 7 l».m j—None. Precipitation Jftn. 1 to d»l«--H>.85. Tlih l)a(p l.asi Vrar Maxlwirn vcstftrday-7B. Minimum (Vs monilntf---S2. PiPclpKMlon Jan, Ito inls cl'itp- Rev. 0. B. Moore CROP Chairman The Rev. O. B. Moore of Osceola has been named Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP) supervisor for Mississippi, Cralghead and Poinsett counties. Announcement of his appointment was made yesterday by John Kincaid, director of Midsouth CROP, Memphis. The Rev. Mr. Moore wiU supervise organization of county CROP committees in each of the counties. CROP appeals will be made in these counties for farm commodities to be shared with hungry and destitute people overseas. Rental Team Ready to Act Mome-owners and renters of Blytheville area were urged today to take advantage of the services of the Base-City Rental Survey Team. The team has two functions. It helps property-owners establish an equitable rental figure and arbitrates rentals already being charged where occupants feel the figure Is too high. The team may be contracted through Blytheville Chamber ol Commerce. Cub Scouts Plan Big Night Blytheville Cub Scout Pack Pour IE getting ready for Its big night. April 24 is the night for the final Pack meeting of the year and about 125 Cubs and their parents arc expected to be on hand for the event in Junior High School auditorium. A number of Cubs will be Bradu- ating Into Boy Scout work find will I receive their Webelows badge*. j Other award* will be mndfi dur- , Ine the evening and various dens I will bupply entertainment. ' the White House Thursday, and Eisenhower thus has until midnight April 24 to act. As Eisenhower huddled wilt Secretary of Agriculture Benson and Gabriel Hatigc, his top economic adviser, along with other officials, Stevenson nnd Kefauver pushed their rival campaigns for Florida's 28 voles at the Demo- c r a 11 c, presidential nomination convention next August. "Special Interest' Speaking neiore tne Tampa Bar Assn., Stevenson mentioned "special interest" which he said "again enthroned in Washington and sits in most of the seats the Cabinet table." Stc- accused the admlnlstvti- around venson tion of being "dedicated to well being of a single economic Interest—business and the biggest business at that." He referred specifically to General Motors Corp. In St. Petersburg, Kefnuver said he supports health Insurance plans ".such as those that Eisenhower has talked about but done nothing about." Kefnuver planned a major speech on the Middle East situation in Miami tonight. In advance of that speech, he said yesterday must sustain democracy of and stick Israel." In the farm bill situation, pressure was building up on Elsen- hower from both .sides. In a Pittsburgh news conference yesterday, diaries B. Shumnn, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, described the farm bill as "utterly bad." He urged the President to veto it. After that, Shumnn said, Congress "should forget, the political setting and try to write a workable farm bill." "Will Help All" Charles Branmm, a former sec-, retary of agriculture in the Tru- 1 man cabinet, told the same news conference thnt if Eisenhower signs the bill "as he .should," it wlil help not only the farmers, but all citizens connected In any way with farm output. Brannan and Shtiman both were lav deln- i?at(?.s at, a church conference. Sources in Washington quoted Hall as telling some members of Congress he believes a veto would be a political "mistake." However, Wall was said to be offering little hope he could .influence Eiscnhow-: Sec STEVENSON on Page 10 I he would recommend a veto of the politically explosive measure which already Is figuring In the presidential election campaign. Dislikes Bill Elsenhower and Benson chatted easily while photographers took turns crowding into the spatipelj furnished room. Eisenhower himself has said the bill does not meet the rest of arl- good piece of legislation. But he too has kept his own counsel regarding veto or approval. The weight of the Eisenhower and Benson remarks about the measure seems ngalnst presidential approval, but Benson said al the airport he did not know whether the President had made up his mind. "Will you recommend a veto?' a reporter asked Benson. "I can't tell," said Benson. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said anew tha Ike Still Undecided ANGUSTA, Ga. yp) — President Elsenhower's headquarters said today he hits not decided yet whether to sign or veto the farm bill but will anounce a decision early next week, possibly Monday. the President's decision most likely won't be announced until he returns to Washington early nexl week. Urjre Signing: Some members ot' both parties urged the president to sign the bill. They included' Sen. 'Hickenlooper (B-Iown), who Is seeking re-election this year, and Chairman Cooley CD-NO, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. The Republican governors of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota arranged tentatively to see the President In Washington Monday with a similar plea. In Washington, there were reports that some agricultural state Republicans have enlisted the support of GOP National Chairman Leonard W. Hull in a last-ditch .ppearl to Eisenhower. Hull was quoted as telling some senators and House members he believes a veto of the bill would be a political "mistake." But Hall was snld to be holding out little encouragement he could influence Eisenhower's decision. One farm state Republican senator who didn't want to be quoted by name said he has "about given up hope" that the bill will become low. He said a veto will moke it more difficult for him to win reelection. This senator, who voted for the said he had talked both id White House aides,. measure, said he had talked both with Hall and White House aides, urging the political necessity of having ti farm bill even if Its terms were not satisfactory to the President and Benson. Benson was accompanied by a group of his assistants and by Eisenhower advisers. A provision of the bill which Eisenhower and Benson most dislike Is one which would discard the administration's current program of flexible farm price supports in favor of restoration of high, rigid supports for basic commodities tills year. On the other hand, a provision both men want very much would create a soil bank program which would pay farmers up to about $1,200,000,000 a year in subsidies to take crop land out of production of certain surplus commod- Russell Calls For New Gl Health Bill House-Okayed Bill Is Good One, He Says By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Russell (D-Ga) said today Congress should enact a.new government health care plan for servicemen's wives and children in "pretty much the same shape" already approved by the House. Russell heads the Senate Armed Services Committee which completed public hearings yesterday on the administration-backed bill. He said he expects the commute* to act promptly. Under the bill's terms, the government for the first time In history would declare .that immediate families of men and women of the armed forces have a right to free or virtually free health services. Heretofore they have been treated, only "to "the" extent that^faclllties were available. Patients would get many free services, but would pay nominal out-patient fees and the first 926 of major hospltalization costs. . The Defense Department, In backing the measure, has testl, fled It would provide dependents with better health services than are now available from any private group plan. It has'set a 76 million dollar top for the first year's cost. As the Housi? pursed it, th« pending bill * would authorize the Defense Department to require maximum use of military facilities before paying for civilian care, a feature which the American Medical Assn. and 'American Hospital Assn. have opposed. They demanded that dependents have complete freedom of choice between military and civilian cave. Winding up the hearings yesterday, Russell told witnesses "I can't conceive of the secretary of defense providing regulations which would deny the freedom of choice" where reasonable military care was not available. In Municipal Court Claude Brewer was fined $2(X and costs find sentenced to 15 days in jail after being found guilty in Municipal Court this morning of driving while Intoxicated. Fourteen days of the, jail term and $100 of the fine were suspended. Cecil C. Cordrey forfeited $111.75 bond on the same charge. S. L. Kofoed forfieted $15 bond and Alton presnell, Jr., forfeited $19.75 bond. Both were charged with speeding. Bitter Remarks at Gov. Griffin Disrupt Forum on Segregation By RICHARD J. SINNOTT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. kH—Bitter remarks directed at Gov. Marvin Griffin (D) of Georgia by fl Negro student threw n Harvard Law School forum debate on segrcga- ;lori into an uproar la.st night. The incident occurred during discussion period that followed a debate between Griffin and Atty. Gen. Jacob K. Javits of New York State under the auspices of the Harvard school. The student, who Identified himself as Seyoum Harcgot, an Ethiopian, said to Griffin: The U.S. Information Service and you tell us thnt you are a peaceful nation. After hearing your .speech tonight J can find nothing to justify that. Do you think, after listening you. I should go buck to my people and say thnt we should go along with your side . . . when down In your part (of the country) they call us 'niggers'?" Griffin said only: "I think you've gone a little top far," The student then attempted to continue, but a rising murmur from the audience upset him and he fled up an aisle of the Rindge High School auditorium as some 1,500 law school faculty members, students, and their guests, many of them women, appluaded or hissed. Scores of police v. r er« detailed throughout the auditorium during the three-hour session, but the remarks by the student was the only disturbance. The audience previously punctuated statements by Griffin and Jfivits with frequent, applause. Griffin, in his debate remarks, lashed the Supreme Court's segregation decision as a "palpable nnd deliberate states' rights." usurpation" of! "No court," he said, "has authority to settle the controversy. This dispute is determinate only by the people themselves, speaking through their legislative bodies.' Javits said the Supreme Court's "historic decision" 23 months ago poses "the greatest challenge the American people have faced In the battle for civil rights since the Civil War." Many Southerners, Javits said, "are deeply and honestly" convinced "that segregation Is vital to the maintenance of 'racial integrity,' meaning to many Southerners decent standards of social organization." Javits said he would recom- merit to the Elsenhower administration that it call a Whit* HOUM conference of the governors and attorney generals of all states to consider the problems of compll- I ance with the court's decision.
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