The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOBTMAOT ARKANSAS AND BOPTHKAgT MI65OUM YOL. LI—NO. 226 BlythevlHe Courier Blytheville Daily New« Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevlHe Herald BLYTHEVILLE,' ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPT FIVE CENT* Foreign Aid Budget Set At $4.9 Billion WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles announced today the administration will ask Congress for a foreign aid appropriation of about $4,900,000,000. It would include a special presidential fifnd of 100 million dollars for use in the Soviet threatened Middle East. Dulles told a news conference* . he regretted very much a misunderstanding which he said had given congressional leaders the impression that the program to be submitted in January would be about the same as that voted this year. Dulles said the new money request to be laid before Congress will cover both military and economic and that the jump 0' about $2,700,000,000 over this year's program is to be explained in large part by a need to keep the pipeline of military supplies full. He drew a distinction between appropriations and prospective expenditures, explaining that • actual spending on foreign aid will be only 200 million dollars more than the present fiscal year, ending next June 30. Add to Reserve The money appropriated, but not to be spent in the new iiscal year. would add to the reserve of foreign aid spending authority for use in future years. It would raise this to about seven billion dollars. Ahead of Dulles' news conference it had become known the administration was planning a quest for nearly five billion dollars for foreign aid. Several congress members indicated they would want to give it a very critical examination. Meantime Sen. Potter (R-Mii-h) said he would look "with a jaundiced eye" any request for five billion dollars in new money and spending authority. Potter is a member of the Senate Approprm- See FOREIGN AID on Page 10 Masons, Other Orders Name New Officers W. H. Stovall. Jr., wss eleceted worshipful master ot Chickasawba | Lodge 134 P. and A. M. j Other officers Include M. S. Ed-j wards, senior warden: Frank Ellis, i — ____ junior warden; Max Logan, treas-: CSCQPGS urer; Ivy Crawford, secretary; W.j H. Gentry, senior deacon: Harold |f| . Wood, junior deacon: James Forsyth, master of ceremony; Roscoe Smallwbod. chaplain; L. S. Hosp, organist; E. H. Ford, Tyler. Public installation services have Ike and Mamie Leave for Capital One Day Early Incomplete Holiday Plans Said Reason For Schedule Change By ERNEST B. VACCARO GETTYSBURG, Pa. Wl — President Eisenhower decided suddenly today to fly back to Washington this afternoon. James C. Hagerty. White House news secretary, said the decision was dictated solely by the desire of Mrs. Eisenhower to get back to Washington a day earlier to complete preparations for the family's observance of Christmas. They had planned to return to the Capitol tomorrow. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower were scheduled to leave their Gettysburg farm house between 2 and 2:30 p.m. for the 80- mile trip. Still Uncertain Uncertainty still surrounded Eisenhower's plans to spend some time in a warmer climate as prescribed by his physicians. Hagerty said last night that Augusta. Ga., was still under consideration but a number of other warm weather spots which he did not name have not been ruled out There was no announcement when Ihc President will leave Washington but presumably it will be a few days after Christmas. The doctors say the President's recovery from his Sept. 24 heart ' r ' See IKE on Page 10 Two Ailing US Missionaries Are Freed by Chinese Reds HONG KONG (AP) — Dr. and Mrs. Homer V. Bradshaw, American medical missionaries in China for nearly 20 years and prisoners of the Communists for nearly five, crossed the Hong Kong border to freedom today. Mrs. Bradshaw appeared to be suffering from acute malnutrition and a mental breakdown. "She doesn't realize even now* " that she is in free territory," the Presbyterian doctor told newsmen a half hour after an ambulance brought him and his wife to St. Teresa's Hospital from the frontier bridge on the mainland. Dr. Bradshaw said he himself had been subjected to slow starvation and suffered a complete physical breakdown last May but Red cross food parcels he began receiving the next month helped him to recover partially. To Pittsburgh He added that he plans to take his wife as soon as possible to her father's farm near Pittsburgh, Pa. "C we can get this fear out of her," he said, "she will start to eat again and slowly get Her phy-' sical strength back." The Bradshaws, natives oi Pittsburgh, Pa., and medical missionaries in Chma since 1928, reached the border of this British crown colony aboard the daily train from Canton. An ambulance brought them to a Hong Kong hospital. Newsm,en were shocked by Mrs. Bradshaw's pitiable condition as she turned a blank stare U) their questions. To House Arrest Dr. Bradshaw had been in Canton prison since his arrest, .but his wife was transferred to house arrest when she became ill in 1953. The Chinese never made any public charges against them but presumably they were accused of spying. With the emergence of the Bradshaws from behind the Bamboo Curtain. 13 other Americans whom the Chinese had promised to free "expeditiously" were believed still in Red prisons. been scheduled for these officers for 7:38 p.m. on Dec. 29. Blytheville's chapter of Royal Arch Masons named Earl Damon high priest last night. They .also elected Rex Warren, king; W. L. Walker, scribe; Raleigh Sylvester, treasurer; Ivy Crawford, secretary; C. H. Moore, captain of the host; Jesse Eu- bankS, principal sojourner; Aubrey Bowling,. Royal Arch captain; E. H. Ford, sentinel; and Charlie George, James Forsyth and Harold Wood, masters of third, second and first vails. In other elections, Olivet Com- mandery, Knights Templar, named Rex Warren commander. They elected W. L. Walker, generalissimo; L. E. Isaacs, captain general; Ed Cook, prelate; Raleigh Sylvester, treasurer; Ivy Crawford, recorder; C. H. Moore, senior warden; Osborn Bowers, junior warden; Harold Wood, standard bearer; Jesse Eubanks, sword bearer; o. D. Buffington, warder, and E. H. Ford, sentinel. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Northern ot Steele narrowly escaped injury when they were involved in an eight-cai Pdpers Relate Phoenix Story PHOENIX. Ariz. W—Record cold waves in the East and Midwest don't mean much out here, except for the gloating newspaper headlines they produce. It was 18 in Phoenix yesterday. one degree less than the record high for the day set in 1017. Almost everybody went around in shirtsleeves. USDA Says 1955 Production Volume Biggest in History WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers are turning in their largest volume of production in history this year. Pemiscofr Gin Figures Told Pemiscot County's ginnings are beginning to pull up on its 1354 figure. Department of Commerce figures show the county had ginned 109,334 bales as of Dec. 1. Last year at that date, it had turned out 118,523 bales. George To Seek Re-Election VIENNA, Ga. I*—Sen. Walter F. George today announced he would seek renomination in' Georgia's democratic primary next year. The announcement squelched rumors that the veteran congressman, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, would retire after 33 years in the Senate, paving the way for former Oov. Herman Talmadge to succeed him. In announcing his decision to run again, the 71-year-old, senior senator from Georgia and present dean of the Senate in'years of service, said: "Matters of major importance will come before the second session of the 84th Congress and it will be my duty to remain at my post in Washington to meet the responsibilities placed upon me am sure 'the people of Georgia will expect me to give first attention to their business in Washington.' Declined Comment Talmadge, 43. who has been attacking the public policies of Georee in speeches about the state, had only this comment: "I wil: have a statement for the people of Georgia next spring." Another Georgia political veteran who had been mentioned as s possible candidate, former Gov. Ellis Arnall. declined to comment. George's announcement followed an intensive speaking schedule be- in October appearance and other groups, he lauded the t). S. foreisn The Agriculture Department, in a final 1955 production report, said late yesterday the volume of crops grown thij year was 105.4 per cent of the 1947-49 average. That compares with the record of 106 per cent in 1948 and 101 per cent last year. However, the combined production of crops and livestock products—meats, poultry and milk— was nearly 112 per cent of the 5- year average compared with the previous record of 108 per cent last year. But 10 Percent Loss the department has said ginning: in the state In appearance after before civic clubs aid program as . . essential to the wreck near Mt. Pleasant, Tex., Sunday. The Northerns were on their way to Redondo Beach. Calif., to visit their children for the holidays when, in early morning fog, they stopped their car along with three other vehicles to await clearing of the highway of a wreck. While waiting, another car rammed into their 1954 Plymouth. It burst into flames, but the Northerns and their son and daughter-in-law escaped. "If our Missouri or Arkansas state , _ highway patrolmen had been work- j brother, going good! SUCn ing the wrecks, it probably never j were the statements of a would have happened," Mrs. North- j number of Iocal businessmen m Th a e Texas patrolmen didn't put polled today by the Courier out flares or try to warn oncoming News. There were but two exceptions to the concensus that Santa Claus' 1955 bag is crammed, jammed, over- pence and security of the free world, demanding 1 a revamping of the national farm program and advocated federal tax cuts for Sec GEORGE on Page 10 Yugoslavia Wins Disputed U N Seat **** * * * * Lottery Breaks Deadlock UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Yugoslavia was elected to a seat on the U. N. Security Council today as part of a lottery deal under which Yugoslavia and the Philippines would split a two-year term. The action of the General As-•» — • .... — ., .• sembly ended a record-breakig the record output is netting farmers about 10 per cent less income than they received last -'ear for a smaller volume. This loss in income reflects declines in prices in some cases, lower government price supports. The crop production was made on the smallest acreage harvested since 1940. Much land was taken out of cash crop sunder federa! restrictions on surplus-plagued cotton, wheat, rice and tobacco. Besides favorable weather in many areas, factors which the de partment said contributed to the big volume included improvements in crop varieties, increased use of fertilizers, expansion of irrigated acreage,' and advances in control of plant insects and diseases. Power Equipment Helps "Modern power equipment also further increased farmers' remarkable capacity to get work done when it counts most." the report said. "Altogether, 'he year's larqe production gives new evidence of farmers' productive skill and resourcefulness." Looking ahead, officials said there is nothing in the picture now that would stand in the way of another big output next year. In this year's harvest, the only u.ajor crops produced in less than average volume were wheat, dry peas, sweet potatoes, peaches and pecans. deadlock in which 36 ballots were cast during the past two months. It also cleared the way for quick adjournment of the assembly's 1.955 session, This morning's vote was 43 for Yugoslavia, 11 for the Philippines, one for Finland and one for Sweden. This was five more than the required two-thirds majority of those present and voting. While the split-term deal had the backing of both Yugoslavia and the Philippines, as well as Russia and the big Western powers, there was no vote on the deal as such. The Assembly merely elected Yugoslavia to a two-year term. Win Resign The understanding was, however, that the Yugoslav delegation would resign at the end oi one year and that the Philippines would then be elected. Yugoslavia was chosen to serve the first half of the term after its name was drawn out of a box by Assembly President Jose Maza last Friday night. The prospects for adoption of the compromise soared when Russia finally made known yesterday she would support it,. although she felt the whole idea was illegal. Some Latin-American delegates still opposed the plan last night, contending it set a dangerous pre- Rioting Jordan Arabs Storm US, French Consulates $700,900Saie By Floridas West Memphis Property Sold A 985-acre subdivision at West Memphis, Avondale Gardens, has been sold by the Florida brothers of Osceoia to a Memphis real estate man. The project with 100 houses already under construction, was sold .,.--, ,, -. , t by Andrew and George Florida to oedent which ^ could endangerthej ^ w M( , h Qf Memphis {or ap . "™. s t.,L :i n 1"?°"™.,"? proximately $100,000. The sale was completed yesterday The home development site was opened three years ago. Rich announced plans for construction of a new shopping center and a motel at the eventual intersections of Highways 10. 61 and 63. Tile purchase was made by Rich in the name of Realty Sales and Development Corp., and Guaranty Loan and Real Estate Corp. Gin Report Corrected Mississippi County's Dec. 1 gln- nina report was 222.277 bales. Yesterday's story on the Department of Commerce's survey, incorrectly listed the Dec. 1 total as 227,- ally holds on the council. The British, who backed Yugoslavia's candidacy, argued that the proposal set no precedent because it did not involve any written commitment by anyone to support the Philippines next year. ' Proposed Split The United States, the Philippines' chiei supporter, first proposed splitting the two-year term but wanted its candidate to leaf off. Britain and the Soviets opposed this, contending the seat should go to an east European country undei a 1946 agreement which the United States contfndr held only for that year. The Americans argued that Asia should have more representation on the council. Assembly President Jose ' Maza of Chile finally came up with 11 "lottery" solution last week, putting both nations' names in a ballot box and drawing out one— Yugoslavia's. City Has Snappy Yule Business Christmas business in Blytheville this year is "better than ever;" it's the "best year we've had since the war years;" and "going good, traffic while we were stopped," she stated. Mr. and Mrs. Northern arrived in Steele today, but burned in the car were most of their clothes, a sewing machine, plus a earful of toys for their grandchildren. flowing with quality Christmas gifts. And they were isolated exceptions + One furniture store reported, "Our Christmas business is not as good as it was last year ,but we had an unusual December in 1954. Business is normal compared to that of the last five years." The other store not enjoying the Christmas boom was a dry goods store which said 1955 is "do-™ a lot from 1952 and 1953 volumes." At this store, popularly-priced items did not seem to be moving as well as in the past. THAT IS NOT the general picture. It is sparkling, bright, glittering, bountiful. How about quality? A new auto- had since the war years." mobile in the garage or under the j Another dry goods store Christmas tree is a high-priced gift i in general merchandise cars—twice as many as in any oth- | years. Twenty per cent better than said one dealer. j last year. Some of our merchandise or! is getting short, but we er year," "People are buying cars fo Christmas presents like they've never done before," he said. be able to get deliveries before we run out. ANOTHER dealer agreed, but did ! AND SO IT went up and down not place the volum at twice last; Main Street. Do families cat more year's. But "best ever" was h.s: during Christmas? Do they buy comment. A third car dealer said j more? They do. Said three large grocery store?;: "People are buying more; business is a lot better than last year—this is our store's bigsu'St year;" ami "people are buying more food and better quality food." The clothing picture reflects the Christmas business is "about the same." Back to furniture, another store reported an increase over last year's Christmas and "the best vear we've dealing e ported Are they selling? "We've sold more|"better than any of the past five I same business joy. "Ten nercetit See CIT1' on Page 11) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An Arab mob of 2,000 stormed the U. S. consulate in the old city of Jerusalem today and ripped, down the American flag in demonstrations against Jordan joining the Baghdad Pact. •+ Violence erupted also in Amman, capital of Jordan, despite King Hussein's action dissolving parliament and calling for new eleo- lons in an attempt to restore order. Some bloodshed occurred. Windows were smashed in tht consulate building before troops of Jordan's Arab Legion fired. Into he air and dispersed the rioters. Police roped off the building and prevented the rioters from enter- ng in large numbers. No casualties occurred there, but before dispersing the mob set fire ;o a car near the consulate build- rig. Prisoners Freed Earlier, angry Arabs roaming the old city stormed the jail and set free prisoners arrested in ear- ier riots. The French consulate also cam« under attack. Staff members fled to the rooftop as the troops scattered the demonstrators. By noon the situation appeared to be calming somewhat after cars with loudspeakers announced that Premier Hazza El Majalt had resigned. Dissolution of Parliament automatically caused the fall ot the government. The rioting flared in Amman after the King's action became known. Security police clashed with the crowds and several casualties were reported. The crowds were apparently Incensed because the king's announcement said the ministers under Premier Hazza El Majali would remain in office until a new cabinet is formed. The mounting violence brought curfew to Bethlehem as that shrine city of Christ's birth was preparing for the annual Christmas pilgrimage. Toppled Government The dissolution yesterday automatically toppled Premier Hazza. El Majali's government for the second Cabinet crisis in less than a week. Premier Said El Mufti •esigned last Wednesday after Britain offered to supply Jordan with new heavy 'arms and jet fighters if the country would join the five-power Baghdad Pact. The king did not immediate an- tounce a date for elections for a new Parliament. \ The Baghdad alliance is a Western-backed defense grouping including Britain, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkey. The proposal to include Jordan stirred frenzied resentment among Jordanians who feared it might mean abandon- the country's claims against Israel. The 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for See RIOTING on Page 10 277 bales. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy with slowly rising temper- litures this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. High this afternoon, low 40s; "low tonight, high 20s to low 30s. MISSOURI: Mostly cloudy this :l tternoon and tonight; slowly ris- feel we'll I ing temperatures northwest this afternoon and west and north tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy and wanner; low tonight around 10 extreme northeast to 20s southwest; high Wednesday 40s southwest. 20s northeast to Maximum yesterday—4;t. Minimum this morning—19. Sunrise loniorrow—7:03. Sunset today—4:53. Mean temperature—31, Precipitation 24 hours 7 a.m. to 'ii,)— none. Precipitation Jan. 1 .to elate—49:00. This I)at« Last Year Maximum yesterday—40. Minimum this morning—22. precipitation Jnn. 1 to dale—38.96. Local Shoppers Create Business Boom

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