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BLYTHEVBLLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP MORTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 224 Blythevlllc Courier Blythcville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS AFB Suggests Plan To Aid Cotton States CHICAGO (AP) — A plan to aid cot'ton growers has been put forward by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The proposal is a substitute for demands from some southern delegates that the group support rigid 90 per cent government price supports on cotton. The AFBF came out for flexible of the agricultural act to deal with New Plot Said Quelled In Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unofficial but usually reliable sources said today the provisional go, vernment of Gen. Pedro Aramburu had smashed a vast "trouble making" plot and arrested some 500 suspects. They said the conspiracy was designed more to embarrass the Aramburu regime than to create a revolution. The government has made no announcement. The sources said the raids and arrests launched yesterday were continuing. The plotters '.vere reported to have planned sabotage, strikes, setting fires, and other "trouble making" maneuvers. These informants said spiracy was the con- Peronista plot." It began at La Plata, a key city about 35 njiles southwest of Buenos Aires, capital of the province of the same name. Arrests Spread Several former members of the! Peronista provincial police were j reported arrested there. The arrests then spread to other parts of the country. Informants said "at least 500 have been arrested" but there was; no exact figure immediately; available. j The government seized material i gathered by the plotters. It was mostly instructions for coordinating the plot. Apparently those involved are largely civilians linked with the former regime of Juan Peron, but there are some milngo and police elements included. Peron In Panama Gen . Aramburu has been in office since Dec. 3 when he and a group of military and civilian leaders ousted Gen. Eduardo Lonardi from the provisional presidency. The leaders of the coup charged that Lonardi's regime was being infiltrated by "totalitarian influences." Lonardi WHS,the mainspring of the revolt which overthrew the dictatorship of Peron on Sent. price supports for basis commodities at the closing session of, Us annual meeting Thursday, but yesterday its directors made these additional recommendations in behalf of cotton growers: "1. Immediate action by the U.S. government to regain and hold our share of the cotton export market. "2. Further reduction of surplus by offering farmers negotiable options to buy CCC stocks of cotton at reduced prices for voluntarily reducing their cotton acreage below their individual allotments. Improve Balance "3. Improve balance between supply and demand of various qualities of cotton by basing the support level on the average quality of crop and adjusting loan differentials to reflect true market relationships as between indlvid- unl qualities. "4. Greatly expanded research program both publicly and privately financed to reduce costs and improve quality. "5. Explore and attempt to develop an improved price support program for cotton which will reflect increased efficiency of production so as to better meet price competition. More Textile Exports "6. Negotiation of agreements with countries increasing textile exports to the U.S. to the end that our imports may not be increased : to the point where they seriously affect the U.S. cotton industry. In the event that satisfactory agree-j ments cannot be reached, action should be taken under section 2 cotton textile import problems. "7. Mandatory labeling of textile products to show clearly the fiber content." The board's action was based on recommendations of a committee headed by Walter L. Randolph, president of the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation. Charles B, Shuman, president of the federation, the nation's largest farm organization, said immediate action on the board's suggestions would brighten long-range prospects for the cotton farmer. GET DAR AWARDS — Miss Joyce Arensmeirer (left) of Blythevllle and Miss Carmelita flinch of Dell have been named Daughters of the American Revolution's Good Citizens for their respective high schools. Leadership, .scholarship and patriotism are factors in making the awards. They'll compete in a state contest, Mrs- C. L. Moore, Blytheville chairman of the awards, pointed out. US Preparing 'White Paper' On Cruelty of Red Chinese By JOHN M. IIIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is compiling a "white paper" of cruel and inhuman treatment which it says Americans held in Communist China are suffering at the hands of the Chinese Reds. , Officials reported this as the State Department last night disclosed that U. S. Am- 3or U. Alexis Johnson has protested to Red Chinese envoy Wang Ping-nan at Geneva bassador against such treatment of Americans. Peron is now living Panama. in exile in Mayor Reports: Area's Lines 27 Percent Complete Mayor E. R. Jackson in a sewer project progress report today said work on the Southern District lines was 27 percent completed as of Thursday. He said construction was ahead of schedule. The Central District and Northern District lines will be completed later, he said. Project, is expected to be finished early next fall. Mop Up Bandits U.N. Council Seat Dispute Still Deadlocked By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. ,W- The U. N. General Assembl, bogged down in a diplomatic tan gle late last night over a letter; scheme designed to break the dead lock on a disputed Security Counci seat. Instead of winding up the 13 week old 10th session, Assembly delegates recessed and agreed tc come back Monday morning t vote all over again on n hotly con tested plan to give Yugoslavia the LOUISVILE. Ky. If?} — Two bandits cleaned out the cash while a waitress cleaned the floor of the Pine Knott grill yesterday. | ™r m o? P ir trr; sw«'«' <v»- f ° r the youth with a gun entered and told) ^ ear OI her. "just keep on mopping." Then, she said, another youth entered and scoped up about $49 from the cash register and a cigar box. council seat next year and thi Philippines the seat in 1957. Assembly President Jose Maz; of Chile proposed the lottery plan after 34 ballots failed to elect the Security Council for 1956-57. Tin third nonpcrmanent member of tin proposal drew immediate protests from a dozen delegates and th adjournment until Monday came after the 35th ballot failed to pro duce a winner. Called Conference Mazn called representatives o the United States, Britain, Russia and France into his "office after the 34th ballot. With them were representatives of the African- Asian bloc and the Latin American group. He also called in Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Roniulo .of the Philippines and Leo Mates, Yugoslav ambassador, then proposed the plan calling for the Assembly to elect'the country whose name he pulled out of a box first. Under the proposal that country would agree to serve until the end of 1956, then resign nnd allow next year's Assembly to remaininj In Those present said both Romulo and Mates agreed. Maza was blindfolded and the See U.N. on Page 8 Municipal Court ' Three drunk driving cases were heard In Municipal Court today. James Garner, who pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 7, was fined $175, costs and given 24 hours in jail. An accident was connected with his arrest. He applied for and was granted appeal bond, set at $250. Roosevelt Crenshaw pleaded guilty to drunk driving. He was fined $100, costs and given 24 hours in Jail. In a state case, Johnny Fowler pleaded guilty to the charge and received a. similar fine. Carol Stops Stock Trading NEW VORK l.f) — A song put an abrupt halt to trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange and held an estimated four million dollars of-business in abeyance. The song was "Silent Night." It came from the 45-member St. Vincent Ferrer Boys School choir, standing in the Exchange's visitor's gallery. . The hum that marks normal activity on the nation's biggest securities market was stilled as hard-bitten traders listened. Then, the hymn ended, the brokers burst into applause, the choir filed out to lunch as guests of a member of the exchange and the hectic pace of trading resumed. The U. S. officials indicated that Johnson's protests, so far as they know, have brought no chance in the treatment. The 'State Department also announced that Johnson has repeatedly protested to Wang against tile failure of the Reds to permit U. S. citizens to leave China in accordance with the Johnson-Wang agreement announced last Sept. 10 There are 14 Americans still held in Chinese Communist prisons. Beginning last Sept. Ameri- also have been allowed to come home long since. No Details Given right of people in both countries to return home if they wished. Steps to allow this would be taken Officials declined to give any de-j "expeditiously," the two countries tails of the "cruel and Inhuman: pledged, treatment" with which they charge] All Bars Removed the Reds. ; The Reds at Geneva accused the They said full information would; United States of not living up to be disclosed when the record now! its part of the agreement. State being put together is published as! Department officials called the an official document, commonly! Communist charge "absurd" and known as a "white paper." ' "silly." Last night's announcement was! In its formal statement the de- prompted by a Chinese blast is-! partment said all bars to Chinese cans have been leave sued Thursday in Geneva. Johnson departures from this country had China but the United States con-1 and Wnng have been holding a se-i been removed months ago and that tends that this partial release isj ries of. meetings there, and their: the Indian embassy, which repre- nbt enough and that the 14 should I Sept. 10 agreement recognized thet See U.S. on Page 8 GOP Anxiously Awaiting Results Of Eisenhowers C keck-Up Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republicans anxiously awaited the results of another medical examination of President Eisenhower today as Sen. Kefauver of Tennessee embarked on a new try for the Democratic presidential nomination. Eisenhower's checkup at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm had broad political significance because the extent of his recovery from a Sept. 24 heart attack could bear heavily on whether he will seek a second White House term. Kefauver's official entry yester-* —• •——• day into the race for the Democratic nomination in 1956 received a cordial reception from Adlai E. Stevenson. "Come in, the water's fine, Stevenson said in Chicago Stevenson, the Democrats' 1952 presidential standard bearer, has been an announced candidate for about a month. The Tennessee senator said in Washington he will campaign to build up his own nomination j chances and won't try to tear downj any other Democratic candidate Stevenson said he was glad to hear Kefauver "wants to increase the unity and strength of our party," adding: "Certainly, we shall need unity and strength next Novem- EL CENTRO. Calif. OB—The Im ber." perial Valley was rocked by a ser- May Restrict j es of earthquakes last night which In 1952, Kefauver rambled overi toppled many home Christina the country in a handshaking quest) trees, shook buildings and broke For delegate support. At the Chi-1 shop windows in nearby Brawley Soviet Chiefs in Bid To Win Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Russia's touring leaders made a major bid last night to win over Afghanistan. ~ '> Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin, Quakes Rock Imperial Valley $5 Billion Foreign Aid Request Said In Mill' Ike Planning to Answer Soviet- Attacks with Big New Program By JOHN A. SCALI WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials are reported drafting a stepped- up foreign aid request to Congress of nearly five billion dollars for next year — some ?2,200,000,000 more than the legislators voted last session. Informants said the big new pro- : Dulles Pledges US Support to Europe Atom Energy Pool addressing a state banquet, expressed sympathy for Kabul's demand that a new nation— Push - toonistan— be ctuvi'd out of the Pakistan border area where five million Pat ban tribesmen live. Bulpanin and his traveling companion. Nikita Khrushchev, mixed gram, partly in answer to Russia's tougher anti-Western policies, would be divided up this way: Military assistance—about th;/je billion dollars, triple the amount Congress approved for the present fiscal year which began last July 1. Economic aid— some 31,900,000,000, about $300,000,000 more than this year's appropriations for such purposes. High ranking administration sources who disclosed the size of the .foreign aid plans acknowledged many congressmen would be surprised—perhaps shocked— by any move to push foreign aid appropriations that high. Biggest In Fo-r Years A five billion dollar request, the biggest in four years, would reverse the recent trend toward lower foreign aid spending. Secretary of State Dulles and Foreign Aid Director John B. Hollister had both predicted publicly that next year's foreign aid would continue at about the level as this year— $2,700,000.000. Sever.. 1 congressional leaders said after a foreign aid briefing at the White House Tuesday they understood the administration's new money request would amount to around $2 800,000,000. Even that, said some lawmakers, was too high as far as they were concerned. Bigger foreign aid spending would obviously hurt prospects for a balanced budget and a tax cut. Well-posted government officials reported several days before the White House meeting that the administration had agreed on a figure of about 32,700.000,000. C.-?n Still It In explaining- the new, higher total, officials who helped draft it said the biggest part, the three billion dollars for weapons shipments overseas, was not finally decided upon until mid : week. President Eisenhower could still change the program before he formally requests the funds in a message to Congress Jan. 17. But those officials said they expected no major changes. The new program was described as partly designed to meet increasing Russian pressure. But the bulk of it informants said, represents normal long-term planning aimed at continuing existing eco- omic, military and technical aid projects. Even the main increase— that for military aid— is a move that should dave been expected all along, they I said, since Congress lopped some 700 million dollars from last year's requests despite vigorous administration protests. Some of the added money, they continued, is needed to replace weapons previously provided allies by the United States as long ago as 1950. Some of this armament was pictured as now becoming ob- By GODFREY ANDERSO.V PARIS (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Dulles today pledged American support to a European nuclear energy pool, diplomatic informants reported. thor of the European Steel and Coal Community plan, and -Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaalc chairman of a 'conference of experts from France, West Germany, He was said to have thrown America's weight behind a new drive for European union in a series of talks with leaders of a movement to pool resources for the production of peaceful industrial power from nuclear plants. Dulles, it was said, told them the U. S. Congress Would most probably amend the nation's Atomic Energy Act to permit the export of fissionable matter and secret know-how to a European pool, but would probably not allow such exports to individual countries. This was reported to be the message he gave West German Foreign Minister Heinnch von Brentano, one of the advocates of a, nuclear energy pool. Final Conference Dulles' 1 meeting with Von Brentano was his final, conference here before boarding a plane to return to Washington. He was said to have told European lenders the Eisenhower administration was prepared to ask Congress to amend the atomic law as a concrete expression of sympathy for the efforts of Europeans to draw more closely togehter. Besides the savings in money, brains and manpower, the big advantage of a nuclear energy pool, in the American view, is the more effective control it would give, and the greater reassurance against diversion of nuclear material into weapons. Dulles spent most of the morning 1 and early afternoon talking to statesmen who are planning the nuclear pool. Talked With Pinay These include Jean Monnet, au- cago convention that summer he lopped the er.rly balloting, only to lose the nomination to Stevenson, who went on to defeat by Eisenhower. Yesterday, Kefauver said lack of: servers money and time may restrict as 16. somewhat the '' vigorous 1 ' campaigning he said he plans for 1956. He voiced confidence, however, that there will be enough ob both to permit a full-fledged whirl for the nomination. Stevenson has announced plans o enter primaries in Minnesota, Illinois. Pennsylvaia, Florida anc California. Kefauver said he woula enter the California test June 5 but that he hndn't made up his nind, where else to challenge itevenson. However, ! n Miami A. Frank Katzentine, a Kefauver backer, said without qualification that the enator's name will go into the may 29 Florida primary. In New Hampshire Primary Francis A, Dostilio, a 1952 I auver delegate, said he will enter he senator's namr- in the March 3 New Hampshire primary unless Is told not to do so. N O injuries were reported and damage was minor from the tremors which began at 7:43 p.m. and lasted until 10:51. Report? varied on the number of shocks, Some ob- said there were as Kefauver left unanswered See GOP on Page 8 the Lost Chance: Get Those Old Toys to Jaycees Final days of the general toy drive to provide toys for the city's underprivileged children was un- derwny today by Blytheville Jaycees. A city-wide canvass was to be irnrte this afternoon and persons with toys to donate were asked to fetv* ttom ta UM front yard in boxes. Jaycees sponsoring the Christmas party next Friday are asking that only usable toys which need no painting or repair be given from now on. Toys mlrsed today rsn still be donated next week by calling a-avw. Other gifts, canned food and fruit wilJ be accumulated next Wednesday by the Rltz and Mox Theaters who will show special children's features during the day, A free ChvlKlmnn dinner for the children will h'-.MHH Ihe party Friday nt the Knzorbnck, complt- nenu of owntr Sam John*. j eran observers here said they had I never seen Afghan Premier Sardar ! Mohnmoud Daud so happy. It was \ certain Bulganin had done the one i thing the Afghans wanted him to do most. Separate State For years Afghanistan has been demanding th;;t all of West Paki; stan between the Indus River and In Brawley, 14 miles north of ! the Iranian-Afghan border be made here, shop windows along Mam I into a separate state. No nation has Street were shattered and police i SQ€med to take the «e'™nd scri- evacuated and roped off the area. ' °«sly. For a long time Pakistan ig- Seismologist Fred Robinson at : nored the demand, taking the stand San Diego said the epicenter of (he ; thfl t tne Pathan tribal area was its tremors was probably in Lower ; own internal affair. California, , across the Mexican ! . Pointedly, Pakistan officials have border. asked privately why Afghanistan _ : wants independence for the five million Pa than hillsmen on the I Pakistan side and says nothing j about a similar status for the four i million tribesmen on its own side. solescent or as in need of expensive spare parts. These officials stated that any I congressman who got the impres- with the guests fl t a reception. Vet- j sl ° tl the ncw foi " P f' aid approprin- . & - . - - . . ! vtions r R q n e K t would be about $2.800,000.000 must have misunderstood Tuesday' briefing. s White House Pick and Take RICHMOND, Va. (Ji — A sneak thief grabbed S3,400 from underneath a checkout counter yesterday at the Pick-and-Take food center. Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg who are working on the scheme. Dulles also talked with French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay on a wide range of problems, including the atomic pool, North Africa, the Middle East and South Viet Nam. Dulles came here for a round of conferences with the ministers of NATO countries to assess the Implications 01 the new cold war in the light of failure of the Geneva' conference of foreign ministers to reach any agreement . The NATO Council, composed of representatives of 15 countries, reported in an unusually blunt com- munique the general lines of its future defense planning to meet an expanding- threat from the East. The statement said all members wre determined to see the Atlantic forces equipped with the most modern weapons, with special emphasis on air defense and warning in Europe. The council "noted with regret" that Russia at the Geneva Big Pour foreign ministers meeting had repudiated proposals for negotiating German unification and opposed any effective syste mfpr controlling armaments. It reaffirmed its determinaoion to roll back the Russians from German territory by peaceful means and to reunify the country under the West German Federal Republic. Cited Moves The council also cited "recent provocative moves and declarations by the Soviet Union *egard- ing the Middle East and Asia" and aid these tactics coupled with Russia's steadily growing military power, presented "a new challenge to the free world." The council is composed of the foreign, defense, and finance min| isters of the member countries. | the communique was drafted by J representatives of West Germany ' and Belgium and approved prompt- See DULLES on Page 8 Teogues Win 1956 Cadillac Nativity Scene Program Is Set The nativity will be enacted by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Teague, own- firs of Teague Ranlo-TV SuppLv. have \von a 1958 Cadillac in a manufacturer's contest. Towncs Antenna Co.. of Rome, Ga., this year awarded a Cadillac members of the Senior Department, to one of its dealers and a Buick °f First Methodist Church between to Weather salesman. The winners wen;, 7 and 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and chosen by lot. The Tcagues have a choice o«- tween a Cadillac and a $5,000 bond. They have chosen the car and rs- ' Thursday nights in front, of church. : Students will use the nativity scene which has been on display on NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy to cloudy and somewhat U'nrmer this afternoon and tonight with a possibility of scattered showers late tonight,. Sunday mostly cloudy and mild.. High this afternoon, mid 40s; low tonight, low 30s. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy this afternoon; warmer south portion; considerable cloudiness tonight and Sunday with .snow beginning northwest and extreme north tonight, spreading over north and west central portions Sunday; scattered liRlit, .showers likely southeast Ifile tonight or Sunday; wanner south and oast turning colder the I central tonight, northwest late tonight nnci over pect delivery in the middle of Fob- the church lawn for the past weeks. ruary. Warren Gets Ducks COLUSA, Calif. f/Pj—Chief Justice Earl Warren aWl two friends bagged 20 ducks and ]0 nrnr hrrfi vrs'Tdny In the frr:v" Oalivmia governor's first, clay of shooting wUUer Public is invited to watch the enactment from their cars which may be parked on the streets bordering the lawn. Two of a Kind '• SARANAC LAKE, N, Y. <>T\ — "L?:'y Oodiva" and the "Nuked Dawn" have been showing together I at a thtot« INM. west and north portions Sunday; low tonight 10-20 extreme northwest to 30s extreme southeast; high Sunday 20s northwest- to 40s couth- cost, Mtixlinmn yesterday—36. Minimum this mornlni;—23. .Sunrise tomorrow—7.00. Sunset today—4:51. Menu tpmpcraturp—29.5. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)—none. PrrfljmatlftH .Inn. 1 lo tlntf—W'.QO. Till* Dalr Last MiisImuin vi•: Ipidnv .'>.'» Minimum tins morning --35. Precipitation Ju. 1 to tlate— 36.M. Leachville Cagers Sink Manila, 66-49 MANILA—Leachville made its bid for the top spot in county Class A | basketball circles in a forceful man- J nor here last night .dumping the' Manila Lions uncermoniously 66-49' for the latler's first Loss of the sea- • son. In so doing the Lions stamped themselves as one of the powers to, watch in District 3A competition, j Leachville managed an early lead, and rontinned the. mastery through- j out the panic with a 12-5 first quar- I The U.S. Civil Service Commis- ter margin and a 29-15 halflime j sion has announced an examination edqe. j for telephone operator at $2,960 per Ward won scoring honors with' year to work at Blytheville Air 21 points for the winners with B.j Force Base. D. Carter next with H. Substitute; Applicants may apply at the post McWniiams led the Munilans in i office or -information may be ob- scoring with 13 points. i mined from the executive secretary, The game gave Lcachville a 9-1; board of U.S. Civil Service exam- record and Manila an 8-1 murk. ; iners, BAFB. USCS Seeking Phone Operator Arabs Demand Ouster Of Israel from U.N. By TOM HUGE j Gen. E. L. M. Burns before taking UNITED, NATIONS, N. Y. f.fl—j any action. Aroused Arab members of thej Burns flew to Damascus yester- United Nations pressed today for) day. He conferred with Gen. Shaw- Israel's ouster from the world or-j kat Shuquair, Syrian iirmy chief ganization of a bloody i of staff. Informed sources said raid on Syrian posts. j Shuqu:iir demanded release of Sy- Tht're was, however, little incJig-; rians captured in the raid Sunday. nation that the Arab bloc would j Shukniry told the council Ism el muster enough support to carry had wnged an attack of "unspeakable brutality" and declared through with the move. The ouster campaign got under way after Syria's chief delegate Ahmed Shukairy called on the Security Council yesterday to apply economic sanctions against Israel. He told the council that 49 Syrians were killed in tin Israeli attack Sunday night on Syrian positions near the east shore of the Sea of Galilee. To Censure Israel Ten of the 11 council members decried the attack. They mode it plain that they Intend to censure Israel if the facts bear out Syria's chnrpes. The council agreed to wnit, however, for a full report from Palefitint truce chief, MaJ., had breached the 19-19 Israeli-Syrian armistice He cited U. igreement. N. charter provisions dealing with the expulsion of any member state guilty of violating U. N. principles upon the Security Council's recommendation and said: "Israel's membership in the United Nations ;s thu<, in question. The host I can do is to remind the Security Council of its competence to apply its authority In this matter." Gun Positions Israeli Ambassador Abba Ebnn told the council his country SM ARABS on *»«• *

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