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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •On DOMINANT (WWWAPSR OT NORIBBUrr tfKAMM AMD aOGTHEMT lOMOIfM TOL. LI—NO. 235 filythevllie Courier Blytneville Daily New« Mississippi taller U«J§r Blythsville Herald , BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPt FIVE CENT* Afghanistan Promised $100 Million Red Loan , Aid Pledge More than Twice Amount Received from U.S. By EUGENE LEVIN KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Premier Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev left by plane for Moscow today, leaving behind Ihe promise of a 100-million-dollar long-term loan, cheifly for agriculture and electric power developments. The loan and accompanying technical assistance for development projects is more than twice the 42-million-dollar U.S. technical and economic aid program now being carried out in the land-locked kingdom on the southern border of Soviet Asia. The Soviets also announced that Russia and Afghanistan had agreed during the four-day Bulganin- Khrushchcv visit to Kabul to extend for 10 years the neutrality and nonaggression treaty they signed in 1931. After 1965. the treaty will be extended automatically each year unless either nation denounces it. Signed Statement Before the Russians' departure. Bulganin and Premier Mahnioud Russia Trying To Put America's Allies on Spot Attempting to Show Alliance with U.S. Is Hazardous Thing By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Ml—Russia is ,. Daud signed a to those joint statement the Soviet Pre- parently trying to put nations! similar H •> . J . & - .. r _. m jer signed with Indian Prime friendly to the United States on the spot wherever possible. , The purpose presumably is to try to demonstrate that for countries vulnerable to Soviet power an alliance with the United States is & hazardous association. ' This strategy i.vone of the problems of coin war planning with which Secretary of State Dulles and other U.S. leaders must deal in the months ahead. Dulles late yesterday returned to Washington from Paris. For four days he had conferred there Minister Nehru and Burmese Premier U Nu during the Soviet leaders' visits in their past month of Asian touring. Bulganin and Daud— 1. Said they would "expand the Kabul airfield. To Be Worked Out • The agreement said details of the| j 100-million-dollar loan and otherj' aspects of the development program would be worked out in later talks- and surveys by "competent See S100 MILLION on Page 3 Estes Wants Test With Stevenson In New Hampshire - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Estes Kefauver, whose 1952 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination got its biggest early boost in New Hampshire, wants to battle with Adlai Stevenson for that state's support ir) 1956. There was no immediate word | would seek another term. Ke.'auver from Stevenson but one of his sup-! went on to defeat Truman, whose porters, John Rogers Penn, said! name was entered, 19,800 to 15,927. he would seek election as a New'Truman announced later he would Hampshire convention delegate; not be a candidate. Negro Girl Dies In Fire Here A nine-year-old Negro girl, be- to Stevenson whether not the 1952 nominee contest. Kefauver announced yesterday he is entering the New Hampshire primary and expressed hope "the snow and ice will not deter" Stevenson. Stronger hints came from friends of Sen. William F. Knowland (R- Calif), the Senate minority leader, that he might not wait for announcement of President Eisenhower's political plans to enter some primaries on his own. Says Ike Won't Run The friends said Knowland is convinced Eisenhower will not run, and reported he has sent directly to Eisenhower his contention that other GOP aspirants cannot afford lieved to have re-entered a flaming to wait un(U mid-February or later house in an attempt to save her (u t theh . names on primary brother and sister, was burned ^[ballots Head-On Battle enters the! Stevenson and Kefauver already are slated for a head-on battle in the California primary June 5. Kefauver said on a OBS radio-TV show he is also looking into the friendly political, economic and | pital. death here Saturday night in A blaze that swept through four homes. Found dead by firemen in. the bedroom of her home was Rosetta, daughter of J. L. and Willie Mae Debose, who lived in a frame house at 111 W. Cleveland. A younger brother, badly burned, is reported receiving treatment at a local hos- culmral links" between their two countries. 2. Called for universal disarmament and a ban on atomic weapons; 3. Called for sell-determination •without pressure and stress from 'with leaders o£ the North Atlantic* Abroad" for peoples "still deprived Alliance about major new cold war fronts which, he said. Russia's: rulers have opened in the Middle j East and Asia. > I Secretary of Defense Wilson andi Secretary " of the Treasury • Humphrey returned together a few hours earlier . "More Secure" Dulles said . the NATO session of freedom and national sovereignty." 4. Pledged support of the "five principles" of coexistence and noninterference into internal affairs first sponsored by Chiese Commu- ist Premier Chou En-la t and Nehru; Fostire Results 5. Said the Geneva conference Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Boston heart specialist who examined Eisenhower Saturday, said it would be mid-February before Eisenhower could be sure he is physically able to seek if he Wants one. If Knowland should jump into the race, he would be doing what Keiauver did in 1952. Kefauver'en- tered the New Hampshire primary situation in Minnesota, where Stevenson will run. Stevenson 'ias annouced plas also to enter Florida. Pennsylvania and Illinois races. There are indications Kefauver may challenge him in Florida. Knowland criticized what he described as the administration's "acquiescence" in a package deal under which four Communist countries were admitted to the -United Nations last week along with 12 non-Communist nations. He fore- a possible forerunner to a similar arrangement next year the U.N. He said in an interview presidential aspirants of both parties should pledge an American veto of Red Chinese membership. Backs Eisenhower Harold E. SUssen, Eisenhower's second term disarmament adviser, returned to Ike Is Heartened By Medical Reports Has Easy Schedule Today; Back to Capital Wednesday By ERNEST B. VACCARO GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Eisenhower, heartened by the latest reports from his doctors, maintains an easygoing schedule today while winding up his final 1955 visit to his Gettysburg farm. He had a date with Chairman Lewis Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission at. the family home three miles from here, but Presidential P r e s s Secretary James C. Hagerty said it was i principally a "social Visit" with a | few official items thrown in. Tomorrow, the President probably will drive in to his office in the Gettysburg post office to confer with Dillon Anderson, his special assistant for national security matters. Otherwise his Gettysburg schedule is free of official callers. He will confine his duties to telephone consultations and dictation of mail. He goes back to Washington • Wednesday to spend Christmas with Mrs. Eisenhower, their son Truman announced whether he 1 has led the free nations of Europe | this year "gave positive to feel "more than ever secure." He did not explain why he thought that was true, but the Paris meeting: reaffirmed Western unity and made plans for a more effective and called for more such parleys; 6. Demanded n U.N. seat for Communist China. Prior to the publication of the Various agreements. Afghan Foreign Minister Mahnioud Niam Khan had told a news conference (he Russian visit would not change The announcement of the economic agreement said the Russian aid would be devoted particularly to construction of electric power stations, agricultural and irrigation developments, automobile repair shops and expansion of (he West European radar warning net \vorte. Dulles had no comment on the disclosure Saturday that the ad-! his country's policy of neutt..lity ministration has developed a uew ( the cold war. five-billion-dollar foreign aid program to present to Congress next month for the year beginning July 1. He said he did not know what. the "final budget decisions were." One reason i"or (he increased foreign aid undoubtedly is that Ihe Soviet government, despite hints at the summit conference in j July, now gives every evidence of' 14 i nil carrying on unrelentingly the cold I illgfl war. The last few days brought a further developmet of Russia's plans and strategy along these lines: 1. At Kabul. Afghanistan. Soviet Premier Bulganin endorsed an Afghanistan demand that five million tribesmen in Western Pakis- ta be given an opportunity to set up a new state. More Than Half That would take away almost half of Western Pakistan's territory. Pakistan is an ally of the United States and a key nation in the chain of alliances across Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 2. Moscow finally agreed to admit 16 countries to the United Nations, including a dozen it had vetoed when Nationalist China; vetoed Outer Mongolia, But Ihe; Soviets, vetoed nil efforts to admit j Japan, an ally of the United States \ and an anchor of the American j defense system in the Western Pa-| cific Aiken Worns GOP: 'Don't Outpromise The Democrats In Farmers' Benefits' By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Aiken of Vermont said today the Republicans must not try to "outpromise the Democrats" in farm benefits. Aiken, top GOE J member of the* • Cemetery. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Johnny L. Debose and Ernest J. Debose; :mri one sister. Shelley Ann Debose, al; of Blytheville. No Tobacco Tax At Ark-Mo Line LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court held today that no state tax need be collected on cigarettes sold in a town on Ihe Missouri border or within 300 feet of the Missouri state line. Granddaughter Of Town's Founder Dies Mrs. Mamie BIythe Odley. 46, granddaughter of the Rev. H. T. 3. In the Middle East, the Soviets, Blythe. founder of Blytheville, died condemned Israel lor a raid oil! su ddenly this morning at her home "'"' - - '• -- following a Syrian military positions a week ago. Tire Soviet position was parnl lei to that of some Western Powers. including Britain. But beyond that it. was clearly part of a Rus- Lexington. Ky., heart attack. Services for Mrs. Odley, who was born and raised in Blytheville, will f _, . ... UK conducted nt Lexington with sian policy of dome everything bm . ial nere . Funeral arrangc- possible to win the support of the, mcnts wcfe incomp iete today. I Howard Funeral Service is in charge. Arab nations and to embarrass Israel, long a friend of Hie United States. Reds to Free Missionaries HONG KONG f/P) —U. S. Red Cross officials say they expect Dr. and Mrs. Homer V. Bradslmv, American missionaries being released by the Chinese Communists, to cross the Hong Kong border tomorrow. A Red Cross spokesman in Washington Sflfd last night the Chinese Red Cross had advised it would deliver the .couple to U.S. authorl- tise today but this apparently was due to a confusion In t,ho time 'difference between Hong Kng and the United States. Both Dr. and Mrs. Bradshaw, natives of Pittsburgh, Pfl., have been reported In ill. health. The Rod Cross asked for a U.S. Air Force hospital plane to fly the couple to Manila for tren tmen t fl f ter a n overnight checkup at a hospital here. Mrs. Odley was the daughter of Mrs. Virgil R. Greene of Blytheville and the late H. T. Blythe Jr. She graduated from Blytheville High School and attended Draughon's Business College in Memphis, leaving Blytheville in about 1930 to work in Little Rock. She was married to Dr. Ralph L. Odley and lived in Renova, Penn., before moving to Lexington. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two daughters, Elaine Blylhe Odley and Harriett Ann Odloy; and two sisters, Miss Evelyn Blythe and Mrs, Ernest L. Parker, both of Blyihevme. Spy Training? TAIPEI, Formosa PI — The Nationalist Chinese Tfltao News Agency claimed feoday that 10 American prisoners of wtir captu,rcd In Korea were being trained as spies near Mukden, Manchuria. The report, without confirmation, mentioned no names. Another sister and the brother were reported unharmed. Firemen were called to the fire at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. They found the four houses engulfed by flames. Two were completely destroyed, one was gutied and the. fire of the fourth uas extinguished after causing extensive damage. Parents Working Witnesses said a neighbor woman had seen several children playing j with fire outside one of the homes. She scolded them and departed. Shortly afterward, flames were seen blazing up ihe house wall. The dead girl's parents were reported at work, leaving her ml charge of the three younger chil-; dren. t Firemen and witnesses thought Uie girl had rushed from the [ then believing that the other chil- • dren remained inside, had racedj back into the brulroom where she \\rts overcome by smoke. \ Services were conducted at; senate Agriculture Committee, I p.m. today at Home Funeral Home j Si ,j t | Congress should give detailed Chaprl by Rev. C. M. Sharkley. j ^turiy to an .administration -soil Burial was to be in Burton Spur j bank plan expected to be submitted by Secretary of Agriculture Benson. This plan is designed to tuke some acreage out of production nnd put it in grass and trees with the dual purpose of 11) reducing: the surplus of crops and '21 improving the soil's fertility for future use. Acreage Payments The program would involve acreage payments to farmers and Aiken said that if these were approved by Congress, political pressure soon would be applied to boost the payments to high levels. "We want a workable farm program." he said. "We don't want to get into a competition of promises because we can never out- pvnrnise Uie Democrats. We want a program of performance." Aiken forecast defeat by the Senate of a Democratic move to restore rigid, high-level price supports for major field crops- Wants Early Action Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, (lie Democratic leader. HIrene]y has called for early action in UH> new session on a House-passed bill io replace the Eisenhower administration's flexible price support, program with rigid supports. Democratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler hammered at the f n rm i.^suo n ga in in a weekend speech in Parkersburg, W.Vn. Hcj said the farmer's share of the fond | dollar is at it.s lowest in 15 years.- and suggested lh' V Congress in- ! vrstigate what he called the grow-' ing gap between farm and con- ! sumer prices. Benson said Dec. 10 his depni'i-' Minnesota to urge election of a slate of delegates pledged to re- nominate Eisenhower. Joseph L. Rauh Jr., head of the Americans for Democratic Action, that year before former President! said if Eisenhower runs he would See POLITICS on Page 3 That means that smokers in the border areas can buy cigarettes at ihe same price as that in Missouri, which at present has no state tax on cigarettes. Asst. Revenue Commissioner Ed McLees refused to hazard a guess on what the effect on revenues would be. The state collects more than six million dollars a year in cigarette taxes. Arkansas law. fixing a tax of S3 per thousand on cigarettes, says that within the border area the tax shall be ;it the .same rate as that of he adjoining state if the other state levy is less than that of Arkansas. The sta le Revenue Depa rtmcnt contended, the opinion said, that, j "Although a lower rate applies i along the border of neighboring j Judge Tells City: Make It Legal A citation against a Blytheville motorist who had failed to stop at a traffic signal was dismissed today on grounds Municipal Court does not recognize the sign. Judge J. G. Sudbury threw out the case against Quincy Hodge "I don't like this situation. It isn't good for law enforcement," Sudbury said, "but the court doesn't recognize that signal." He explained that the city had placed the signal withom. City Council official action. After he dismissed several citations, an ordinance locating the signal was introduced in Covmcil meeting but failed to pass. "I can't fine anyone for running the sign without an ordinance or resolution authorizing it," Sudbury said. A state trooper, not knowing the court's feeling, had issued the complaint against Hodge. Where's the sign? Perhaps it wouldn't be fair to tell. and Mrs. daughter-in-law, Maj. John Eisenhower, and and the three Eisenhower grandchildren. A fourth is Expected shortly. To Fly South After Christmas, Eisenhower will fly South, probably to Augusta ,' Ga., to seek the warmer weather the doctors prescribed Saturday. They said they want him to get more exercise, including- some golf practice shots, than has been possible in the climate here. His confidants, White House staffers who see him from day to day, profess to be as much in. the dark as the general public on whether he will seek a second term. A weekend examination brought word from the doctors that Eisen hower, 65, has made '.'excellent and encouraging progress" toward recovery. But his top medical consultant agreed with the President's personal physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder. 'that it will be at least mid-February before it will be known how the President's damaged heart stands up under increasing mental and physical activity. Cheerful And Alert Dr. Paul Dudley While, the Boston heart specialist, told a news conference Saturday, "It" is possible for the President, to live for years and be fully active." Yet he added that "the future i lap of the gods," That was when ho drove to Reporters who observed Eisen- j Gettysburg Colleee with Mrs. Ei hower yesterday thought lie looked! scnhower to voice his Christmas ABBOTT GETS WORD — Charles Abbott, powerful fullback for the Blytheville Chickasaws, who completed his high football career last month, was solected to the All-Southern All-Star football team by the selection panel of coaches and sportswriters. He was one of five Arkansas boys named. Abbott, first Chickasaw to win the honor since Billy Wayne McFnrland in 1947, looks over his letter announcing' the award, made yesterday. (See story in Sports section. (Courier S T uWS Photo) more cheerful and alert than for greetings to the nation and press the j several weeks. la golden key lighting the national ' Christmas tree at Washington. The situation today, the Presi- Sce IKE on Page 3 Eisenhower's Christmas Wish To World-Peace Forever' By MARTHA COLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Expressing hope that infinite peace may "live with us and be ours forever," President Eisenhower sent his message last night to his countrymen and the world. "To each of you, wherever you may be, from Mrs. Eisenhower and me, a very merry Christmas," he said. ._-.. -fr Thi-n frum Gettysburg!! College*——. — near his country home in Pennsyl- ••"••" • • "' -~ '"" vanir., he pressed a key. and 8,000j varicolored lights on a uiant Christ-! B57s to Replace in Japan states that impose a cigarette tax. | mem j s undertaking a study to flf 1 such as Oklahoma and .Texas, it [ termine whether middlemen arc does not apply when the sister • getting too big a share. state has no tax at all." : The opinion said legislative his- j — tory of the cigarette tax, dating j back to 1929. "conclusively re-1 He Needed it flutes" such a contention. TOKYO i.fl — Police snid today they had arrested Hideo Nnknmu- ra. 45, a high school teacher who has lived alone, away from his wife and three children for the past four years. They picked Nakaniu- ra up' in a bookstore, trying to steal a book entitled "Autobiography of a Wife-Fearer." Four Die in Fire MANILA '/P'—Four persons died in a fire which swept the business section of Roxas City, capital of Capli province on Panay Island, yesterday. In • TUKOYO Ui—Swift, twin-jet B | 57 bombers will replace propeller| driven B26's in tho Far East soon- j Far East Airforce announced 10- i day. The U.S.-built versions of the British Canberra, capable of flying l.OOu nines and returning, will be assigned to the 5th Air Force's 3rd Bomb Wing at Jonhson Air ; near Tokyo, FEAF said. i The B57 is a versatile i bomber with a speed of "over 550 ; m. p. h." It carries a two-man S crew. Weatk ver mas tree in Washington burst into brilliance. "Well, it worked," ho said as he ,s;iw the nyntf go on via television.] Mrs. Eisenhower s;tt Inside him [ The tree, a (15-fnot spruce from | the Black Hills ot South On kola ! : stands just south of the White House grounds, j i Xixons on Stage j Vice President, ami Mrs. Nixon,! with ihoir two young daughters,, sal on the stage \vhilr carols from 1 r^i a ISO-voice choir nnd the JIHI.SK: of; the U.S. Marine band rang through | the gathering dusk. ; For Eisenhower in Gettysburg.; i Nixon described the scene and then : ! introduced the President to th«: \ thousands gatherd in the park. \ Municipal Court Two drunk driving cases were I heard in Municipal Court today; with the offenders sentenced to pay | _- - - ... , -- - , S200 fines costs and serve 24 hours: and colder this afternoon and to-1 will open (his is one who in j a ii ' night. Tuesday fair and continued I is loved and respected by peoples ai l ns . cold. High this afternoon, mid 30s; 1 throughout lh» world ' N'ORTIIKAST AKKAXSAS—Fair "Brighter in Background" Nixon said it was appropriate that "(he Given to Good/e//ows Vet? $200 Still Needed The GoodfeHows-Courier News Chrlstm'as basket "fund is looking for a final boost'which will enable •it to take' care of most of the area's needy families. . Goodfellow Paul Mahon said the fund Is in need of a $200 shot in the arm to insure purchase of enough groceries to fill the baskets. Mahon said preliminary invest!- hundred more dollars Is forlhcom- gation-of needv families has indl- etted more tas ets will he required than was anticipated. Mnhon also said it is the hope of the Goodfellows to Include some form of meat in tho baskets, but pointed out that may not be possible If the list of families con- Inues U> grow and unless several Tn sonovnlo insf ,in,./>« p h n,.i,=. cola. Hlgll mis aucrnoon, mm jus, i inniiiBiiuui, !•"•• MIIIIU «.•- .> areat Evinsind Glenn Cunv'werar* : '™ tomB'". 12-18. ! leader in the cause of Mean-." rested and chafed Each Die id- i MISSOURI - Considerable clou-! Eisenhower saw this Chri.-tmas rfmfiit* charged ' Each pleaa idlness this afternoon, toniiiht and is "brlKluer in it.s background and T,,, , , 'Tuesday; continued cold this af- ; in its promise for the future than Bill Sellers pleaded guilty 'o ltornoon . co ] dar so ,,th tonight ami limy we have known in recent passing an overdraft and was w , irmer no rthwcst with rising tcm-1 years," and he continued: "I think fined $10 and costs. poratures elsewhere Tuesday; low it is oven hotter than last year tonight zero to 5 below extreme northeast to 10-15 southwest; high Tuesday 30s northwest to 20s southeast. Maximum SiUurday—50. Minimum snmlny—.17. Maximum yestcidfiy- 52. Minimum Oils mornliiK—Jt. Sunrise tomorrow---? :00. Sunset totlny—4:M. Mean tt-mprrntul-p- M. I'n-clplVRVlon 24 hours 1 A.m. to 7 I).m.)—none. Prrrlpllntlon .Inn. I to dntiv—10:00. This Dad- usl Yi'iir Maximum ycHtrrilnv- -40. Minimum [lil:i mornlni; .'10 1'ri-clniuuon Jan. 1 lo cl»tc-38.96. making donations to the fund. I just hop* we can end the project on a successful note so we won't have to reduce the content or number of baskets," Mahon staled. Contributions may he bronchi, or mailed to UM Courier News office. and you w*l remember that Christinas was the first one in many years that was not marred by the tragic incidents of war." 'Dove Garroway TV Mystery' Is Solved The -Dave Garroway Mystery" uas solved today. Several weeks ago, an unidentified woman held up a sign saying, "Blytneville. Ark.," as Oar- rov/a.v's camera panned the crowd \vhieh daily gathers outside his studios. Turns out, it was a resident of Tonally, N. J., who was doing the plussins for Blytheville. Mrs. Tony Seal wrote a friend here that she sent greetings via, TV. She said she wanted to be sure her daughter, who lives in. Los Angeles, saw her in the Garroway crowd. She knew the daughter would spot the Blytheville sign quicker than anything. Mrs. Seal's husband was former chief engineer of Arkansas- Missouri Power Co., here about 20 years ago. He's no* a top executive of Electric Bond and Share Co., ot New York, a utilities holding company. They make their home near New York In Tenafty. 1955 Cotton Ginnings Top 1954 Total Mississippi County's cotton crop passed tile 19S4 tolnl Bin- nine figure during November, CoMKressmnn E. C. (Took) GathiMKs rovralod today. Gnthtims fovwavtled the Department ot Commerce's month- ly Binning report to Blytheville. It showed that as of Deo. 1, the county had turned out 327,277 bales. Last year's final ginning report was 210,131 bales. As ot Dec. t, ID54, the county had ginned only 201,558 balei.

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