The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LH—NO. 24 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 1956 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS 72-Hour Week Out Changes Set In City Police Department Blytheville policemen, undoubtedly with no reluctance, will trade in their 72-hour week on a more modern 48-hour shift this month' and at the same time step up patrolling activities. .City Council's Police and Fire Committee reported to Council last night it is effecting a number oi changes in the department. Main features of the new plan, which was recommended by L. B. Sullivan, field representative of the Traffic Division, International Association of Chiefs of Police, include addition of one other policemen and promotion of two men to rank of police sergeant. One-Mai: Cars Number of men in patrol cars will be reduced from two to one and four vehicles are to be on patrol at all timse. This will include a three-wheeler which will be utilized primarily as a parking control device, but which will be equipped with a radio, making it another patrol vehicle. Council evidently will approve funds to purchase the three-wheel motorcycle since it gave tacit approval to comittee recommendations last night. That means, according to Committee Chairman Kemper Bruton, that two patrol cars, one motorcycle and the three-wheel job will be on duty at all times. One patrol car will be manned by the sergeant in charge of that particular shift. Budget Increase • The committee also is seeking to remove parkins meter maintenance from the police department, thus releasing another man for more active duty, All these plans were scheduled to go into effect today. The sergeants will draw an additional $15 per month in salaries and the new man will get the usual starting salary of $225 monthly. Not counting purchase of the parking control vehicle, this will be the extent of increases in the police budget under the new provisions. Sullivan, who is in the city conducting a police school, said ir report to Mayor Toler Buchanan and Council that the recommendations, if followed, will mean "more police service will be made available to the citizens of Blytheville." Water Company Is Hired to Collect Sewer Charges Blytheville' City Council last night hired Blytheville Water Co., as collection agent for the assessments which will be due to finance the city's new sewer system. 1 Sewer commissioners recommended that Council accept the contract between the Commission and the Water Co. lit Mils for a minimum collection fee of $500 per month. "While the commissioners feel this Wile and Child Taken from Home But Police Say Wilson Mother Apparently Unharmed "WILSON—An estranged husband commandeered a car and forcibly took his wife and three-year-old son from their home in Wilson early this morning, but later returned them, apparently unharmed, police reported today. Sheriff's deputies this morning were holding Aaron Kidd, 33, in Os- ceoia jail. Deputy Clyde Barker, who arrested Kidd at the home oi' his stepfather shortly after Kidd had released Mrs. 'Kidd and the child, said, "He seems to be so drunk he really doesn't know what he's doing." No Charges Yet DRAMATIZE TB PROBLEM — Blytheville. High School students will lend a touch of drama to the fight to control tuberculosis tomorrow night when they present a play, "We Do Not Walk Alone," at the annual TB Associational meeting at Osceola's First Methodist Church. Above, "Doc- tor" Billy Peterson studies report on worried patient Freddy Rounsavnll. Standing are Carol Seeman, Peggy Rose nnd James Rogers, Instructor Thurman Rowlett is supervising the production which has Jan Mullins as student director. (Courier News Photo) One Down, One to Go: 'Numb' Grace Becomes Princess And Bride of Rainier of Monaco By PRESTON GROVKU MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) — Serious-faced and sitting rigid as a statue, film queen Grace Kelly became the real life Princess of Monaco and bride of Prince Rainier III today. No .ears were'shed and no kisses were exchanged. The brief civil ceremony, uniting the.26-year-old American film star to one of the oldest princely families of Europe and making her First Lady of this 370-acre Mediterranean • ' ised by Europe's major networks. A religious ceremony will be JJI.T- is too high, still they don't think they can set up a separate collection agency and do the job for that amount," Attorney Marcus Evrard -special counsel for the Commission told Council. Trial Actually, as Evrard pointed out, the contract is a trial balloon. "If the Commission thinks the Water Company is making a killing on this thing, they'll cancel it. On the other hand, if our friend Clyde Kapp (Water Company manager) is satisfied his company is losing money or friends or both, on the deal, he'll call it off," Evrard said. Cancellation Clause The pact contains a clause which provides for cancellation by either party with GO days notice. The $500 will be paid the company in the event four percent of monthly billings do not reach that figure. Council also acted on another request of the Sewer Commission (Kendall Berry, R. A. Porter and Barker said further investigation) Rifey Jones) in Hmendin g ccrt am will be made before charges are m- \ sections of the sewer ordinance, cd, but stated auto theft and dnv- ( Definitions on residences were pining while intoxicated loom as potential charges. According lo Barker, Gerald Battle of Helena picked up Kidd at West Memphis early this morning and took him to Wilson. pointed and provisions for collecting from trailer courts wore made. CJiunffc in Hilling- -CourU will be charged $1.80 per I month, per trailer. That's the same Kidd, Barker said, invited him j charge levied against residences. to come to his house. On reaching; Public housing area will be charg- the home where Mrs. Kidd and the'ed on the same basis—that is, per child live, Barker staled, Kidd took: living unit. the woman and youngster, pushed, Another change provides that the Battle out of the way and drove collecting agency may bill for sew- off ers on a bi-monthly basis, at the dls. Unarmed cretion of the commissioners. Evrard pointed out this change wa-s Severa^ hours ^later, he returned | ncccssary because the Water Com" ;:any now uses a bi-monthly billing systprn. Mrs. Kidd and child to their home. "Naturally. Mrs. Kidd was pretty upset, but neither of them seemed to be harmed in any way. I'm goins j back later today and talk with her." i Barker, who said Kidd apparently I Workers to Report wa,s unarmed, arrested the man at, Red Cross worekrs of the Negro about 9:30 this morning and took him Osceola's jail. j division are requested to make ten- Barker said it is his understand- [ tative report? at the N. 2nd Street ing that divorce of the couple be-j office Thursday. came final only yesterday. I Final reports are scheduled to be He said Kidd has been \\orking submitted at the office Tuesday, for a trucking firm in Chicago. April 24. i the stop sign. Mission Schedules A Painting Party Anyone with a paint brush and a yen to help Mississippi County Mission hero can find some work tomorrow night. Paul Kirkindal!, mission manager, said the mission is preparing to move into new quarters at 410 E. Main. A lot of volunteer labor Is go- inR to be needed, Klrkindall pointed out, if the mission is io set up at least possible cost. So, he's .scheduled a painting party for tomorrow nisht at 7 Painters need bring only their brushes, he stated, though a ladder or two will come In handy. principality, was televised .'ormed tomorrow. Today's ceremony consisted-!* mainly of an exchange of "On and the signing of an official register in the presence of 81 guests. As the details were concluded, Grace relaxed and glanced at the Prince but he was staring straight 'ahead. Then she glanced at her sister, Mrs. George Davis of Philadelphia. In the exchange of smiles it appeared for a moment the bride was going to burst into laughter. "I am kind of numb," she said after the ceremony. The 32-year-old bridegroom way starined and nervous as he sat beside the blonde beauty from Philadelphia and Hollywood in tlio small gold and red Throne Room of the Palace of Monaco. He ran his finger under his collar, bit his fingernail and pulled bis mus- incbc. Kellys and members of Rainier's ancient Grimaldi family were banked on both sides of the couple in the Throne Room, along with movie and television cameras; representatives of government; a small group of American, French and British reporters, and a few other guests. , Official At 11:15 The bride signed the official register making her a princess at 11:15 a.m.. using her full name. Grace Patricia Kelly. She little uncertain just how the Prince .signed, but said after the ceremony she thought he had wr i 11 e n "Rainier, Prince of Monaco." His full name i.s Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bert rand Gnmaldi. The week - long \vndd in e cele- Snc GRACE on Pafje IS or the P.^cord A Blytheville airman pointed out today that no citation was issued when he entered n through street .ast Feb. 4, because a stop sign had been taken down, evidently by workmen. Dwain Merideth collided with another car at the intersection of Chickasawba and Fifth, where the new cotton classing office is abuild- in'g. Merideth pointed out that officers .old him no arrest was made due the missing stop sign. Soviet Leaders Arrive in Britain For 10-Day Visit LONDON (AP) — Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin.and Communist, party chief Nikita Khrushchev arrived in London today jaunty and full of smiles and extended a hand of friendship to Britain and the rest of the world. New Mid-East Agreement Said Reached JERUSALEM irt'j—A usually reliable political source said Dag Ham- mnrsJijold is expected to announce tonight 'n new Arab and Israeli jiRi-t't'inent to a cease-fire along the Egyptian-Israeli armistice Hue. The U. N. secretary general was reported to have received consent from both Egyptian and Israeli officials, in negotiations over the past week, to a new and definite attempt to maintain Hie armistice in the bioad sense of the word. This report came out in the wake of the Soviet Union's surprise announcement it would back a U. N. settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Press reaction to the Russian move seemed generally favorable in both Egypt, which is getting arms fiom the Communist bloc, and m Israel, which contends those Communist arms are upsetttnK the balance of power in the Middle East. U. 8. Ambassador Edward B. Lawson left Tel Aviv somewhat mysteriously for Washington consultations. His plane seat was booked in the name of "Hyde" and he reports had it that he ran j arrived at the airport while his Em' bassy was denying his departure. "We all have to live together planet," Bulganin told a crowd of clicerin^, jcicrintf. and laughing Londoner.'; who c:nne to welcome the 'Russian Icntd.-™ at Vfctorlti railway station at the .start of a 10-day official visit. Prime Minister Eden, wreathed in smiles, stepped forward to shake hands with the Russian statesmen as they stepped from! the express train which brought them from the port of Portsmouth. Cheers and lloos Outside In the pa eked streets, thousands of Britons in holiday mood cheered and laughed—and booed. Eden made a brief speech of welcome under the glistening batteries of television cameramen. "In greeting, I express the hope that w shall, by our work and by our decision, improve relations between our countries and our peoples," he said. Bulganin, beaming broadly then stepped to the microphone and replied through an interpreter: "The Soviet . Kovcrnmr-nt -seeks to. have friendly relations with Britain, as well as tho United States, France, and other countries. "The interests ol our people and the need to consolidate universal peace requires that relations between our countries be improved." The main topics the Soviet leaders will discuss are German reunification, disarmament and the turbulent Middle East—with special regard to Russia's declaration yesterday she would join other nations to keep the peace Sec SOVfKT on J'agc 18 Demos Test Farm Bill Veto in House; Admit Its Hopeless By II. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders called for a House vote today to override President Eisesnhower's veto of the farm bill but conceded in advance they were merely going through the motions. They acknowledged they had no real hope of mustering the two-thirds margin required to upset Eisenhower's rejection of the bill. Failure to poll such a majority would kill the measure. Only in the event, the House voted to override would it go to the Senate for a similar test. rules limit debute 11* veto message to one hour. With partisan leeling running high, the Democrats prepared to demand a recorded roll call on the farm issue for use in the fall political campaign. "This is one thing they (the Republicans) can't pass on to anybody else," said Spciiker of the House Rayburn i,D-Tex). "Nobody else vetoed this bill except Mr. Eisenhower. It's his responsibility." "Not Politics" Elsenhower r c 11 e r a ted In a speech to a GOP conference night that politics did not enter into his decision to veto tlie measure, which he described in his Monday veto message iis cont facile lory and sell-defeating. On (he move to upset his veto, the arithmetic clearly worked against the Democrats. On Iwo key votes on the bill a week ago, when the House passed the bill the administration's .supporters both times garnered 181 voles. Passage came on a 237-181 rollcull. If 181 members voted to sustain the veto, backers of the Democratic bill would have to pick up 25 votes elsewhere — find there tiren't that many House members. There wore sitrns that nl some of the 48 Republic tins who voted for Uit- hill originally ivouJfl not vote to override the veto. Some from the Midwest stuck by their position, however. There was no Immediate Indication of the course which farm legislation may now take. ISisen- nower has ur^cd that Congress act quickly to authorize soil bank payments to .farmers lo lake part of hoir cropland out of production of crops now in surplus. The administration Itself moved a g n i n to give force to Eisen- lowcr's promise to use his administrative powers to raise farm price supports lo impiwc farm ncome. Late yesterday, the Agriculture Department announced this year's cotton crop will be supported fit levels reflecting 1 about B7 per cent if purity — three points less than ,ho 90 per cent provided in the vetoed bill. Parity is u IcRiil stand- flrd said to be fair lo furmers in 'elation to their costs. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Clear fl partly cloudy tht.s afternoon, to- i[;ht and Thursday. Not much huii^e iu leinpnniturns. Hi^'h this afternoon, mid (!0.'>; low tonight mid 30s to low 40s. MISSOURI—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with .slowly rising temperatures; low tonight in H0. r ;. north and west portions to neur 40 .southeast; high Thursday mid to upper fifls. Minimum Hit;; mot nine, ;;*). Maximum ycjitci'dny— <I2. .yijurlfic today—5;2C, Hunsfit tod:iy~(!:34. Mean temperature—5J). Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 j» m.)—none. PrcclplUUIon .fan. 1 to cluto—21.53. 'Jlils |>;iti> Last Yc;ir Maximum yw,U-rcl!iy—90. Minimum thlii mornlni:--fl5. Precipitation Jnn. 1 to thlR ilnte — 17. »3. Ike Offers Pledge: No Surrender To Pressure, Bribes Kefauver Suffers Big Setback In Jersey Primary By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower has pledged no "surrcutiors io pressure, bribes for support, escapes from responsibility" in his campaign for re-election, , 4. Eisenhower urged Republicans last night to make a special drive to enlist young people In a campaign he said must be "concerned with those things which count for most—people and principles." Eisenhower was cheered lustily Eisenhower was cheered lustily by 900 GOP leaders as he addressed a colorful banquet that wound up a two-day precampaign strategy meeting. His speech, in effect, was the opening of his own reelection effort. "Our aim must be to convince every American newly arrived at voting age that the Republican party. . . is the party through which these young citizens' aspirations for their country can be achieved." Eisenhower said. In sounding a call for what he termed an "organised crusade" on bchtilf of people and principles, the President, invited. Aboard Jljte-- publlcans, independents and those lie described as "sound thinking Democrats." He sold "we welcome them nil.'/ No Attack on Democrats Although this was a party gathering, Elsenhower had no harsh things to say about the Democrats, in fact, he told the assembled GOP loaders Democrats, like Republicans, are loyal to the United States, devoted to freedom and humnh dignity, and insistent on national .security and the wel- fnre of the people. Eisenhower said Republicans and Democrats differ on 'methods, not objectives. The President shared the lime- Jlffhl with Vice President Nixon, Parly workers left little doubt by their applause most of them want Nixon on the ticket again. Elsenhower has said he would be happy to run on n ny ticket See IKE on Page 18 Ry HELM AN ItlORlN NEWARK, N.J. Ml—Sen. Esles Kefauver of Tennessee went down Lo a resounding defeat it; the New Jersey primary today, the most scrloiiK .setback since ho opened hi.s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. At the same time, Now Jersey Republicans gave President El scnhower n firm endorsement, although he had no opposition. Returns from 3,416 of the state's 4,155 voting districts showed these totals In the preference sections of the ballots: Elsenhower 2G0.007. JCeffiiiver 08,22V. In the Democratic returns, there also were 1G81 write-ins for Adlul Steveason, who was riot a candidate in this primary. Less Serious For Kefauver, however, the "popularity contest" was much less serious Limn the battle for delegates to the nominating convention, ills 72 backer.*; — who would have 3G convention votes- were swamped by an unpledged slate headed by Gov. Robert B. Mryncr. The organization elected (>3 delegates with 3 Ha votes, while Ke- laiivcr elected only one delegate with \' 2 vote. The organization led In the remaining 8 contests with 4 votes. On the Republican side, a 38- ! vote delegation pledged to the PreldeiH was elected. It had token opposition from three "conservative" and undesignatcd ean- diacites. Kefauver campaigned intensively for six days In New Jersey, nuking Ills final appearance lost Sunday. But the tactics of handshaking and meeting people that served him so well in New Hampshire and Minnesota failed here. His campaign manager here, Martin J. Rafferty of Newark, said however: "The senator performed a great Sec PRIMARY on Page 18 Native of Germany Needs Lost Billfold Anybody find a blue billfold? It's mighty important that Inge W. Braaten find the one she lost in downjtown Blytheville. Inge,-wife of a Blytheville Air Force Base'man, is a native of Frankfort, Germany. Tlie billfold contained her immigration papers and identification card, in addition to some rash. She's anxious to get those papers back. Finder may leave same at the Courier News office . Blytheville Gives Sales Pitch to Contest Judges Judges, of Arkansas' annual Community Accomplishment Contest yesterday heard various members of Blylhe* villc's official family slate the case for the city which is one of ten finalists in the contest currently being judged. MakinR up Ihe panel of Judges which came to the city yesterday afternoon whnn William Bonncr, head of Jhc Unfvw.sily of Arkansas City Planning Division; Ernest Bai- !ry, ma.vor of Cabot, Ark., and Rob- r-rt Currin, LitHc Rock, representing tlie State- Chamber ol Commerce. 7')iey were accompanied by Ev- erett Dates, of Arkansas Power and Light Co., sponsors o,[ the annual event. S700 Prize At stake is a first prize of $70'J. Winners wilJ be announced one week from today in Little Rock at APL's awards dinner. "I can say this city bus Kivcn us a very warm reception. I think our people probably are happier here than they've been at any other .station," Cot. Thomas R. Ford, com- rnnnclar of the 4BJst Bombardment WinR of Blythr-villt: Air Force Bus 1 . 1 told judwcs. "\V> brought 700 families into town and this quite naturally presented a problem in finding hous- ing. As of how, however, 70 percent of nur nousint! requirements have been met within the city. The remainder of our people have found homes In the Blytheville area. "Wn are proud of base-community relations nnd fool our new Community Council is really bcgin- ninf,' to function to steadily belter relations." 218 N'cw Homes City Councilmen and Realtor E. M. (Buddy) Terry told the Judges that 2ls new bom as were built during lt),V> it ml another i:i7 .pi-rmlis were issued for remodelling He outlined unrk of BlythcvillP a Real Kslalo Honrd and Chamber in set-king methods to makfc more housing available in the city. Clyde Kapp, manawer of Blylhe- vilJfi Water Co.. and chairman of the High School band fund drive, brought along one of the U.O new uniforms the city purchased for the band last year. He pointed out lhat Mic band fund exceeded iu> $8,000 Kwl 1 >V more than $1,030, pcrmitiinK pur- crmse of a new instrument, additional music and a better quality uniform. Charles HroKdon. of the Chamber's Commiltr(; of Acriciilturc, reported on projfcUs of that group. Also reporting wore Mayor Tolor Buchrtnnn. School Board President Src CONTKST on Page 18 THK «MI) HANI) — Blythevillc Chamber of Commerce Contest Committee Chairman Kclley Welch extended a warm welcome to members of the Arkansas Community Accomplishment Committee Judging loam yeslcrdny. Blytheville is one of ten finalists In state contest. Above arc Everett Dates, of Arkansas Power and Light, sponsor of the contest; Mayor Toler Buchanan; Robert Currin, Little Rock, of the State Chamber of Commerce; William Bonncr, head of University of Arkansas' City Planning Division; Ernest Bfliley, Mayor of Cabot, Ark., and Welch. (Courier Ncwi 1'holo)

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