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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINAMT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHIAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 23 Blythevllle Courier Blytlxvllle Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Soviet Offers Backing to UN In Middle East . MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union today called on Israel and the Arab states to settle their conflicts oh a basis acceptable to both sides. Surpassi New US Jet ;es 1000 MPH Newsmen See 'Starfighter 7 In Test Flight PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Lockheed F104A Star- fighter, a missile with a man in it, has flown more than 1,000 miles an hour. Several hundred persons, including the largest gathering of news writers of its kind, witnessed the achievement yesterday. It was the fastest an aircraft ever lias | flown before a. sizable audiende. j It was the first public shpwin OL this dazzling new praft whic ,Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Ai Porce chief of staff, has calle "the fastest and highest flyinj fighter anywhere in the sky." Speed a Secret The exact speed of the plane i a secret. Actually two model were i'lown—the original XFI04 powered by a Curtiss-Wright J6 jet engine, and the production model F104A, which has a lighte. and more powerful engine, thi General Electric J79. Although the speeds were no disclosed, the pilot of an F94C je fighter reported he was flying 50' miles an hour , and the F104A pilot, Herman R. (Fish) Salmon was heard to reply over his radio "I am doing better than twice thai fast." Robert E. Gross, Lockheed Air craft Corp. president, told the gathering that the F1Q4 was "the champion in the fighter field—the finest fighter in the world." The most striking thing aboul the new fighter was its resemblance to a missile, largely because its wings are so short and stubby they hardly seem to qualify as airplane wings. Boy Leachville Host to Scout Court LEACHVILLE— More than 150 people were on hand here last night to see Boy Scouts of Mississippi County District pick up some 100 Scouting awards. Highest honor went to Buie Ray of Leachville who received his Life badge. Charles Ferguson of Wilson received a palm to go with his Eagle badge. Sergeants Haas and Sherman ' of Blytheville Air Force Base were principal speakers. Richard Ferguson, district .advancement chairman, announced that the next distrk'i court of honor will come off in Wilson in June. A foreign ministry statement one of the most important issued recently, was released on the eve of the arrival of Soviet Premier Nkiolai Bulganin and Party Boss Nikita Khrushchev in England for talks with British leaders. Russia offered to join other gov- erments in an effort to reach solution of Middle East turmoil and said she would support any United Nations actions to "strengthen peace in Palestine," She thus indicated a desire to have a stake in Middle East affairs. Russia called on both Israel and the Arab states to refrain from border incidents along the U. N.- approved frontier and to improve the situation of the hundreds of thousands of Arab refugees. The statement appeared to have the immediate effect of choking off any idea the Arab states might have had that they could count on automatic Soviet support in their struggle with Israel. It also answered repeated public expressions by Western leaders urging the Soviet Union to use a conciliatory influence in the Middle East. The statement was issued at a hastily summoned news conference in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. Diplomatic hope for good results fr mothe talks in Britain between British Prime Minister Eden and the Russian leaders soared in the wake oi" the statement. Diplomats regard the statement from the talks in Britain between sions in London on the subject of the Middle East—which has exploded into the world's No. 1 international problem. The statement said: "The Soviet Union considers that it is necessary in the interest of strengthening International peace and security to work toward a stable peaceful settlement of the Palestine question on a mutually acceptable basis taking into consideration (he just national interests of the interested sides. "For its part, the Soviet government expresses its willingness to assist, together with other governments, a peaceful solution of unsettled problems.'' The new move was foreshadowed when Foreign Minister V M. Molotov and First Deputy Prime Minister Anastas Mlkoyan an Israeli Inde- party here last START OF ZOO PARADE — Mrs. Ralph Nichols' kindergarten class boarded cars this morning and set off for Memphis where they were to give a good, long look at the Memphis Zoo. It is an annual affair for the youngsters. (Courier News Photo) Hammarskjold Opens Peace Talks with Israeli Leaders By ERIC GOTTGETREU JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (AP) — Dag Hammarskjold arrived today from Lebano and immediately began talks with Israeli government leaders in a new stage of his Middl East'peace mission. Brownell Urges Information Swap On Red Activities DALLAS (AP) — Atty. Gen. Brownell called today for . Western hemispheric system of information — exchange or Red activity to keep this half of the world "free of the evi influence of communism," showed up pendence Day night. This unusual gesture puzzled diplomats but today they had their answer—the Soviet Union has decided to seek the part of broker the Middle East rather than throw its full support to the Arab states. J.S. Will Welcome Support of Soviet, Dulles Declares WASHINGTON (/P) — Secretary of State Dulles said today (he United States would welcome Soviet support for United Nations efforts (o prevent war and establish peace in the Middle East. Dulles spoke at a news conference immediately after the Soviet foreign office announced the Russian government would cooperate In U. N. peacemaking'. Sleele Readies For Homecoming Officials Promise "Biggest Ever' Celebration NKW MANAGKR TAKES OVER — Robert V. Sullivan of Kansas City, Mo., this morning was on hand to assume duties at Sullivan- Nelson Chevrolet Co. — which will become Bob Sullivan Chevrolet, He's pictured with former manager Frank Nelson (right), who will head Frank Nelson Chevrolet Co., Poplar Bluff, Mo., as of April 23. Sullivan, who has been associated with his father in Bill Sullivan Chevrolet, Kansas City, attended University of Missouri, Is married and Me father of three children. He expects to move into the Nelson home at 1601 Walnut within the next month. (Courier News Photo) By H. L. YEAGER STEELE—An all-day barbecue one of the city's new parks will be an attraction at Steele's third annual homecoming, it was announced following a meeting of the homecoming committees. Baseball games during the afternoon and a dance at night are also on tap. The annual homecoming event- will open on Wednesday, May 30. It will begin in the afternoon with a parade featuring bands, equestrians, floats, officials and a variety of entertainment that will continue during the afternoon. A beauty contest will be held that night sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Entries within a ten miles radius of Steele will be eligible. The Rotary Club will sponsor a talent show and amateur contest, and will be in charge of the Thursday afternoon program. Thursday night the I. O. O. P. and Rebckah Lodges will have programs at the high school auditorium, and the Masonic Lodge will have a homecoming meeting at Masonic hall. Friday will be park day at the two city parks. Band concerts and other entertainment will be held at the Max L. Kclley Memorial Part; where a new band stand is to be erected and completed by that date. At the city recreational park, more new equipment is being installed and a concrete tennis court is being built. Ball games and other entertainment will be featured in the afternoon. Barbecue and soft drinks will be sold, and the committee will sell tickets for a barbecue supper. A variety of street entertainment will fill Saturday's program. An all-night singing will be held that] night with outstanding quartettes and singing, groups on hand. Sunday morning will witness the annual pilgrimage to Mt. Zion Cemetery and decoration of graves. Memorial day has always brought hundreds to Steele. The monthly Pemiscot Singing Convention will be held,at the high school auditorium. Some of the singing groups are expected to stay over and they wil Ibc joined by many others for this event. Stcele's .annual homecoming is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Jerry Hamra, president, states that this year's event is being pinnnori for (he largest crowd that has ever visited SUele. 1 In a speech prepared for th Inter-American Bar Assn. confer ence, Brownell sa id that in thi field "some progress has bue achieved; much more must b done." Brownell said the Soviet Red control 13 major Internationa front organizations, and that thcs groups have sharply stepped up activity, particularly propaganda in Latin America in the last year He asserted that one "arm o Soviet communism in this hemj sphere is the extensive clandestine organization which exists In each of our countries," Brownell said actions agains Soviet agents in recent years in the capitals of Caoada, Australia and Iran established that "each o these spy rings was being opera ted out of the Soviet embassy." "The spy and the spy ring are the forerunners of revolutionnrj and subversive movements. Wort ing through local branches of the international Communist party through front organizations and experience has demonstrated, through Iron Curtain embassies nd commercial establishments the spy system of the Communist party of the Soviet Union extends all of our countries. "Defense against these activities requires protection by experts as highly trained as are :hose of the enemy. "Finally, it requires close cooperation between our various governments." DsceoJa Men Slightly Hurt Deputy Sheriff Dave Young and Osceola Chief of Police Jake Thail- keld were injured this morning in a car-truck wreck near Newport. Sheriff William Berryman reported that neither was seriously injured. He said Young was taking a man to the State Hospital in Little Rock. Berryman said their car was hit by a gravel truck. Deputy Cliff Cannon was diA- patched to continue the trip, Berryman stated. * The U. N, secretary genera traveled directly from Lydda Ai port outside Tel Aviv to the offic of Premier David Ben-Gurion. He was accompanied by Fo efgn Minister Mosbe-Sharett, wii welcomed him at the airport. Ma Gen. Edson L. M. Burns, Cam dian chief of the U. N. armistlc commission, come with Hammar skjold from Beirut. An afternoon meeting- was pected to follow the morning con ference. His task was made tougher b Isarel's demand that Egypt all restrictions on Israeli shippln through the Suez Canal. He wo reported optimistic, however. Prior to leaving for Israel, h conferred in Beirut with Lebanes chiefs. Border Quiet The Israeli border area wa comparatively quiet. An Israel army spokesman sold the dinln hall of a cement factory six mile from the Jordan border was blown up last night. Vehicle tracks le> from Ramleh, scene of the nxplo sion, to the Jordan border, he added. It was the first violence re ported by Israel on the frontiei In two days, Egypt accused Isroe of violating the Gaza Strip frontier eight times over the weekend by shooting over the border and send ng planes to circle the area. Hammarskjold worked over the weekend at his Beirut headquar ers preparing for the Israeli talks He had returned there from Cairo, where he spent five days last week conferring with Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser and other officials. Received Pledges During that time, he obtained pledges from Egypt and Israel to •efrain from hostile acts againsi each other except in scli'-defcn.se The U.N. diplomat was cxpectcc ' press Israeli Premier Davtd Ben-Gurion for assurance that orders have been Issued to Israel! roops to observe the cease-fire Hammarskjold insisted the or ders to front-line troops were a iccessary preliminary to forging binding cense-fire agreement But Ben-Gurion stalled off giving he assurances Hammarskjold had demanded. Instead, Israel made a formal lemand on Hammarskjold that Egypt lift the Suez Canal restrlc- .ons. Hammarskjold replied that ie matter was outside the scope •f his mission, which the Arabs ave Insisted must be confined to he border situation. Injured Men Are Recovering Condition of two Negro workers who were injured In a sewer construction cave-in here yesterday afternoon was reported good this morning by their attending physician at Walls Hospital. ! Robert Ford, 26, of Conwny, sul-i fered a contusion of the foot anct' the doctor said hlA outlook was I good. Willie Polk, 47, of West Helena has a severe injury of the leg, a "complete dislocation of knee' joint." H's outkok nl.-.n \us reported aa good. ' Another Scout Unit for County Mississippi County Boy Scout district continued to push its campaign for organization of new units this week. Latest unit to be added to the growing roster is Cub Pack H at Armorel. R. W. Nichols, sueprintendent of Armorel Schools, Is Cubmastor for lhf> new pack which will meet the school. GOP Leaders Urge Democrats to Back New Soil Bank Bid WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressional leaders called on the Democrats today to rally behind President Eisenhower's new soil bank proposal if they really want to help the American farmer. The GOP leadership issued this call at a White House news conference following their weekly meeting with the president. Key Democrats in Congress, meanwhile, were reacting coldly to the Eisenhower proposal. GOP Senate Leader Knowland and House Republican Leader Martin forecast that the President's veto of the Democratic sponsored farm bill will be upheld by substantial margins. Martin said he sees "a bare possibility" a majority of Rouse members will back the President's stand in a vote scheduled tomor row Knowland said .the Senate could pass a soil bank bill, us the Pres ident requested in his veto mes sage, within a week or two. Mar tin said the House could do so h a single day. The GOP Senate leader said he thinks many Democrats will back the President's proposal once the "temporary flurry" over the veto has passed. "Not Polities' "I can't believe that purely foi political purposes they would now turn n round and oppose something they have already approved,' Knowland said. Eisenhower, in a nationwide tcl- .vision and radio broadcast lasl night explaining his veto, insisted that politics had not entered Into his decision. "I will always resist any at- t"mpt to make the farmer nnci his porblems a political football," he said. Declaring Hint he had vetoed the big farm bill with keen dlsop- apointment, he said: 'I hnd no choice. I could not sign this bill Into law because it WHS a bad bill. In the months ahead. It would hurt more farmers than it would help. Tn the long run It would hurt all farmers. It WPS a bad bill for the country." Eisenhower urged again that Congress net speedily to npprove ils soil bank program. It is designed to pay farmers subsidies .otaling ns much as $1,200,000,000 yearly for Inking land out of production of crops already In 1 surplus. They would sign contracts with the government to do .so. This time, Elsenhower ndded n new fefiture he snld would give farmers an extra 600 million dol- ars this year. After July 1 "By a simple provision In the Soil Bank Act," he said, "The Congress can authorize the govern- nent to begin making payments to maximum of 50 per cent after ho farmer signs n contrnct. "Tints Immediately after July 1, 956, farmers who agree to pnrti- ilpate . . . will be eligible for jayment. These initial payments vlll help our farmers this crop Eisenhower said the remaining 0 per cent of the amount any armer was entitled to for partlcl-, laffon would he paid when he had ; om^'lTi '"tn-, hjc r >"rn n 'nent to! Sec GO!' LEADERS on Panrti 3 ; Some GOPs Voice Dissatisfaction With Ike's Veto By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence of some Republican dissatisfaction with President Eisenhower's farm bill veto emerged today from a GOP campaign conference despite Party Chairman Leonard W. Hall's contention it "will help the Republican party." Migrant Project Set to Operate United Church Women Set Spring, Fall programs Migrant .Committee for the United Church Women of Blythevllle this week began laying plans to provide recreational, religious and educational opportunities for the Mexican farm workers who'll soon begin coming to the county. Each year, farmers try to alleviate the farm Inbor shortage by Importing thousands of Texas Mexicans and Mexican nationals. They begin to arrive for sprlnK cotton chopping and are here in force during the fall picking season. United Church Women of this city, in cooperation with the National Council of Churches, provides daily Bible schools for children in rural communities and recreational opportunities for the adults. Tn Use Jayce* Building Once again, Junior Chamber of Commerce c(ub room will be util- zed for the Saturday afternoon recreational program. The spring program, under the direction of Mrs. Freeman Robinson Is to begin May 14 and continue four weeks. Mrs. James Rainwater will head the fall program, National Council of Churches Is sending along Miss Cassandra Stockburger to direct the spring program, A meeting, to acquaint the public with the program has been scheduled for April 26 at First Christian Church at 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Byron Moore, president of United Church Women here, pointed out. Eisenhower will speak at a final conference session tonight—in effect formally opening his re-election campaign. George F. Etzell, Minnesota national committeeman, told reporters the farm bill veto "is going to make It harder for us to elect Republicans in the Midwest." A committee headed by Etzell heard at closed sessions yesterday what some members described as unfavorable reports .about the political complexion of the farm situation from Kansas and South Daota. The committee arranged to hear today from representatives of Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Kansas National CommUteeman Harry Darby was reported to have told the group Kansas may turn out some Republican congressmen because of farm price dissatisfaction. The South Dakota delegation, headed by Senators Francis Case and Mundt, was said to have made it clear they don't want Secretary of Agriculture Benson campaigning in their states. ** Hall Comment* Hall said the farm bill veto "won't make my job any tougher," but he indicated rather clearly the Republicans hope to make u.> in the big cities any votes they might lose in farm areas. "To my mind, the Republican party is doing all right In the cities," he said. Hall said the Democrats in Congress had "stalled" action on farm legislation. He intimated they de* llberately sent Eisenhower a bill they hoped he would veto. "The President was absolutely right In vetoing the farm bill and he will be sustained by the American people," he said. He said the farm situation "is not as I would like it," but he said he doesn't think it will cost the Republicans any states In the See GOP on Page 3 * * * Jersey Primary, Farm Bill Veto hare National Political Spotlight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Now Jersey's presidential primary election and the election-year consequences of Pres- dont Eisenhower's veto oC the farm bill occupied the center of the national political stage to- ay- In New Jersey, Sen. Estes Kefauver was tackling two opponents. He challenged the emocratic state organization for delegates to the Democratic National Convention and Pres- dent Eisenhower in a popularity contest in today's elections. t On thr: farm front, members o oth parties were tossing orchid brickbats at Eisenhower, de ending on their reaction to his Late Bulletins— VIENNA, Austria MV-The dissolution of the Com.nform Communist Information Bureau, Moscow'* International anency for Europe, was rtlftclosril today by th* "ff tr 'zt Hungarian news agency :to of the. controversial program ibmiUed by Congress. Both Democratic presidential as irants, Kefauver and Adlai Ste cnson, attacked the veto yester ay. Stevenson said It "showed again s (Elsenhower's) reluctance to ace the facts of the farm depres- on. 1 Kefauver said it means that Ei- )wcr "will now take the t'ull ame for the callous attitude ol s administration" toward the rmers' problems. Comment on the veto from other "! j spokesmen divided generally along partisan J/nes— Republicans praising and Democrats condemn ing—although minority spokesmen in both parties occasionally spoke up to differ. Defends Veto GOP Chairman Leonard Hall .said, "The President was absolutely right in vetoing the farm bill and his decision will be sustained by the American people," Democratic National Chairman Prut! Bufl?r KnH, "This was a direct blow from the President bjm- Kclf and not from a mere subor dlnate . . . President Eisenhower demonstrated . . . that they (the farmers) will not get help from a Republican administration." Back In New Jersey, Kefauver faced another test. The Tennessean put up a slate of Democratic delegates pledgee to him against an unpledged slate headed by New Jersey Gov. Robert Meyner and supported by the Sec POLITICS on Page 3 In Municipal Court Harold Honeycutt, former Mont' gomery - Ward employe, pleaded guilty In Municipal Court today to three counts of embezzlement. He received total fines of $150 and costs, 465 of which was suspended, and jail sentences amounting to 36 days. Try Grant and Fred Presley for- felfcd Identical bonds of J111.7S on olurgei o( drtvln* whlll Intoxicated. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS— Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, Increasing cloudiness Wednesday. Continued cool with scattered frost tonight. High this afternoon, high 50s to low 60s; low tonight, low to high 30s northeast. MISSOURI — Frost warning; cloudy northeast, partly cloudy south and west and continued cool this afternoon; generally fair tonight and Wednesday; colder extreme southeast tonight with frost freezing temperatures over tht state by,Wednesday morning; continued cool Wednesday; low tonight 25-35; high Wednesday 40s northeast to upper 50s southwest. Minimum this morning— 36. Maximum yesterday—58. Sunrise today—5:25. Sunset today—flr-H. Mean temperature—47. Precipitation 24 hours (7 A.m. to T p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—31.J3. Thli Date L»it Yeir Maximum yesterday—ol Minimum this morning—M. Precipitation Jan. 1 to toll lUU — 17.M.

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