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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT! DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHKABT ARKANSAS AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 22T Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily N«wi Mississippi Valley Levitt Blythevill* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1955 TWENTY PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY ITO CENT* 17 Killed In Florida Plane Crash Constellation Falls in Miami; 3rd in 3 Days JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An Eastern Airlines Constellation bound from Miami to Boston crashed and burned on its landing run early today, killing all 17 persons aboard. It \vas the third air crash in Florida in three days. Monday, two Air Force bombers crashed over the outskirts of Tampa killing eight men. A few hours later an Air Force jet and a bomber collided over Port St. Joe, 200 miles up the Gulf Coast, killing three men and leaving three men and leaving three miss- On the shattered Constellation was the body of C. B. Thrift of Miami, an Eastern Air Lines accounting department'employe, being shipped'-to Washington, D. C.. for burial. The 47-year-old war veteran had died Saturday of a heart attack. None of today's victims was from the Midwest. Came In too Low The plane was only a quarter mile from the end of its runway at the airport when it apparently came in too low, hit the top of a tree In the early morning darkness and plunged to the ground. Its passengers apparently never had time to try to escape. The cabin was twisted and mashed. Five of the dead were crew members. Witnesses said the plane appeared to be in no trouble as it started on its lanclinE run at the port 12 miles north of Jacksonville. The last word from the pilot. Cap*. Tom McBrien. was that he was coming in for a landing. Leroy Connell, a boilcrmaker _ __ __ was drinking coffee when hej department to Cabinet rank and looked out a window of his homei dl . opped another from the inner DISCUSS FARM CONTEST PLANS — Chester Caldwell, Jr., (standing), Arkansas chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Young Farmer of the Year contest, it pictured with Charles Moore (center), who heads the Blytheville phase of the contest, and Edward C. Driver, chairman of the event at Osceola. (Courier News Photo) E den Shuffles Government; Butler Elevated By HAL COOPER LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Eden announced a wholesale reshuffle of his government today but British newspapers gave the changes a mixed reception. Eden put seven Cabinet portfo-i rick Buchan-Hepburn. chief Con- lios into new hands, raised one | sovvative floor leader in Commons, in the thinly wooded, tied area. " sparsely set-; rok| Nine of Sir Anthony's inmost oi- . I saw the landing, lights go on, | ficial tamilv stayed where they then there was a sound — it might have been an explosion of the sound the plane marie the tops of the trees.' "The big ship fell but there was n,j lire until it, hit the ground." William Hess, a foundry Worker, was in the yard of hi:, home when he heard the plane coming in. He looked up. "It appeared to hit the top - were and actually only three new was named minister to replace Nigel Birch. The Ministry of Pensions was dropped from the Cabinet. Those removed from the Cabinet—generally men above 60— oined the Cabinet. Even] eitner W ent to the House of Lords is it hU|. some Conservative papers express- he sald.| eti dmlbts [lnt i Lnborites—naturally —jeered at what they interpreted as a game of poli'.ical chairs. These were th emost important some pine trees only about 50 feet from where I was standing." he said. "It sounded like it was in good mechanical condition but it seemed just, to come in too low. It hit the top of the trees, hit the dirt, then burst into flames. I took off for help.' ' The crashing plane destroyed a trailer in which Mrs. Charles Bowen. 25, her husband and small child were living. However, her husband was away from home and they were spending the night in the nearby home of relatives. "It must have been the hand of Ood that we weren't trailer." she said. ' in the changes: 1. Richard A. •Rab" Butler went from chancellor of the exchequer to government leader of the House of Commons. In effect he becomes deputy Prime Minister, the for which he has been slated since the general election May. '2. Foreign Minister Harold Mac- to higher titles if they already had peerages. The shakeup was Edens answer to increasingly shrill criticism— .spearheaded by the Labor opposition—of inflation on the home front and failure to cope with stepped- up Communist pressure abroad. The United States and other British allies were mainly 'Missco Farmer To be Honored Jaycees Will Name Outstanding Man At Jan. 16 Banquet North Mississippi County's oufc- standing young farmer will be honored next month in a contest being conducted by Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce. This is tne secona year for the project that is conducted in the state and nation by Jaycees State winners compete in the national contest to select the four outstanding; young farmers in the United States. The North Mississippi County winner will be named by Jaycees at their annual Distinguished Service Banquet. Jan. 16. Entries Sought Entries should be submitted now. A candidate may be enter- ted by any person, group, club Byrd Charges Misuse Of Foreign Aid Money Largest in History: 10.2 Million. Shares Of Ford Motor Stock To Be Sold to Public WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ford Foundation will sell 10,200,000 shares of Ford Motor Co. stock next month, in the largest equity stock issue in history. A statement filed with the Secur-* — Says Funds Used To Help Reduce British Taxes WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Byrd (D-Va) said today American foreign aid funds had been used to reduce British taxes and help pay off Denmark's debt. The Virginian cited these as examples of ways he said "billions of dollars have been squandered l' osl |ested in Macmillan's replacement by t.loyd at the Foreign office. After serving as foreign secretary for eight months. Macmillan last millan succeeded Butler at the Treasury. Lloyd to Foreign Office 3. Defense Minister Selwyn Lloyd; c n.sis , organization. The candidate's name, age. and address together with the name of the nominating party, should be submitted to chairman Charles Moore, P. O. Box 707, Blytheville. The local winner will receive He will contest; ities & Exchange Commission today disclosed a boost in the planned amount of the public offering. Earlier, planning had been on the basis of sale of, about seven million shares. The pioneer auto firm told the SEC its earnings in the first nine months of 1935 were $312,200,000. The registration statement, baring financial records of the 52- year-old company for the first time, listed a surplus — total capital and earnings retained in the business — of 81,840,000,000. The Foundation evidently made a last-minute decision to boost the amount of the public offering because of indications of heavy market demand for the new common stock, which carries voting rights. In Family And Heirs Heretofore, so: voting power has resided in the family and heirs of the late Henry Ford. The stock sale means a shift from family to public ownership, 1 and the registration statement amounts to a request for federal approval for public sale of the stock. Actual filing of the statement with the SEC was made) by Ford attorneys while announcement of the action was issued simultan eously in a dozen- cities. Here, there was a packed news conference at the National Press Club where copies were given to reporters when word was flashed that the actual filing had been completed. Demonstrators March on Jordan Ministers' Office AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — More than 200 demonstrators marched on the offices of Jordan's Prime Minister today and demanded a pledge that his government would not sign the Baghdad pact. In another part of the capital Arab Legion troops hurled tear a plaque and other prizes, be entered in the state with the state winner receiving an i decided to declare a dividend oi expense-paid trip to the national! 60 cents a share In the first quarter was under considerable takes over the Foreign Office from Macnullan, and Sir Walter Monckton—who has been Labor minister —succeeded Lloyd in the Defense post. 4. The Works Ministry Was raised to Cabtne' status and Pat- Solon Predicts Soil Bank Okay By B. L. WASHINGTON (AP) LIVINGSTONE M^"---^.. ».--, & e P- Hope (R-Kan) predicted today Congress will approve a farm program containing the administration's "soil bank" plan for taking surplus cropland out of production. from many Conservatives. His critics accused him particularly of indecisiveness toward the growing in the Middle East, \vhcre Ihe Communists are making an all- out bid to muscle in on the diplomatic and economic fronts. Xeedlcd Russians Lloyd. 51 years old to Macmillan's 61. used to needle the Russians with wit and effectiveness when he was second in command at the Foreign Office severr.l years ago and is expected to brine considerable color to a normally staid job. U.S. Officials in Washington were confident that the switch from Macmillan would bring no change in British foreign policy. Tile Daily Herald, champion of the Labor opposition, termed the government the same "mixture as before" and added: "It is as inadequate lor the limes event at Pittsburgh, Pa., in April. j The following points will be considered in judging: (1) nominee's farming history. (2) his community activities, '(3) his progress and 14) his use of good farming practices. Mississippi County winner last year was H. C. (Buddy) Weathers Jr., of Burdette. State chairman for the Arkansas contest is Chester Cladwell of the Blytheville Jaycees. Osceola Jaycees also will name a winner for South Mississippi County. Annual Movie Party Tomorrow Admission: Food And Toys For Less Fortunate First phase of the Blylheville Jaycee-sponsored Christmas party for underprivileged children will get underway tomorrow with special kiddie movies at the Ritz and Mox Theaters. A series of comic cartoons will be j shown at the two theatres for the purpose of acquiring food and toys in cooperation with Jaycee party. Admission may be gained to the shows by presenting fruit, canned goods or a toy. Showing at the Ritz will begin at 10 a.m. and at the Mox at 2:30 p.m. Friday Party The actual party at ihe Jayce-3 however, that latei dividends will; Clubroom on North Second Street, " with some 200 to 300 of the city's needy children expected will be the second step. This will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Fol The statement advised the SEC that the company's directors have of 1956. On this basis, the stock would pay $2.40 a-, year. Each Quarter The registration statement said. be considered each quarter, and will vary "subject to business conditions and the operating and financial position of the company." The earnings report for the first nine months of '955 showed rarn- amounting- to 55.85 a share. ng the party, at gas grenades to disperse a crowd p£ 400 persons rioting against the Western-sponsored alliance. It was the sixth day of turbulent demonstrations in Jordan. Yesterday mobs attacked the U.S. consulate in the Jordan sector of Jerusalem for the second time since Saturday and ripped down the American flag. For several hours mobs rbamec the heavily guarded streets of Amman today cheering antipac 1 speakers and ignoring appeals to disperse. They demanded releasi of all political prisoners, free speech and a free press for elec tioneering. Inclted by Egypt The demonstrators were furthe incited by a declaration by Cain radio last night that "the pcopli of Jordan have finally defeatec the butcher of Malaya." The ref erance was to British Gen. Sir Gerald Templer's eight - da mission here to persuade Jordan to join the Baghdad Pact. Templer is former commander and high commissioner in Malaya. Prime Minister Ibrahim Hashim announced the composition of his new caretaker government today Informed .sources reported that he had already agreed to keep off.the touchy pact issue. He was named by King Hussein yesterday. The 21-year-old King asked Hashim. 61 and a former Premier, to ^o\- | form n caretaker government and 'ach prepare for parliamentary elec- . gift and will ad- child will receive a toy, a food or fruit, the group The offering price of the stock! Journ to the Razorback Drivein to will be reported to SEC later — be guests of owner, Sam Johns, for probably just before Jan. 18. the 560 Trof/ic Deaths Seen For Holidays CHICAGO I.TJ—The National Safety Council today estimated 560 as were the governments of (Stan-| Americans will be killed in traffic a Christmas dinner with all the probable date on which the stock trimmings. will be placed on sale by some.! The Jaycees were assisted in pre- 700 brokers" and dealers throughout! paration for the party by a num- the country. Speculation on the price has ranged as high as $75 a share. which would mean the Ford Foundation would receive three-quarters of a billion dollars in cash for reinvestment. her of other organizations. Donating gifts for the party were Blytheville High School students, Rotary Club. Kiwanis Club, several stores, employes of Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., and General Motors Acceptance Corp. Members of the high school Fu- iuuu<.t.. u ... lev> Baldwin and (Neville) Cham-j accidents during the long Christ- will be a farm bill at the; heard, a presidential veto may lie berlain. and it is a true Tory dp-; mns holiday period. That number - ' '- -~ • • ' •• —- .--"-» coming session, nnd 'he soil bank I in store for any proposal to go will be an essential part, o[ he said in an interview. Hope is the senior Republican on the House back to rigid price supports at 90 per cent of parity a standard said bv law to '•>£ fair to farmers Agriculture CommitU-e. in relation to their costs. Secretary of Agriculture Benson! R ep . Albert (D-OklaK assistant has proposed a ".soil bank" plan' House Democratic leader, pre- under which payni;nts — totnlingi dieted j n a separate interview the about 400 million dollars a year— S o per cent support bill will be pass- would bn inside to fnniirrs to InksUcl by Congress, some of their land out of produc- "But I don't think it will be tion and put it to grass and trees, j signed by the President," he said The idea is to curb output of commodities now in surplus and to promote soil fertility. Due Next Month Benson's plans for improving farm conditions also call for measures to dispose of more surplus foods abroad and at home, and to better the lot of small farmers. President ' Eisenhower is expected to submit his Administration's farm proposals to Congress Kcpndnnt of them both." The Conservative Daily ; of deaths would set a new record. Mail | The holiday period will begin at commented somewhat skeptically, j g p.m. (local time) Friday and end "We can all only hope that the j a t midnight Monday, new team imparts to the govern-1 Associated Press files show that j ment a drive and a decision now; the traffic death record for any holiday period — 556 — was set during the four-day Christmas holiday in 1952. , The Conservative Sec KDEN on Daily Pajrc Sketch 10 In a special message next month. Hope said that from what he has Burglary Charge Filed on Pair An Information charging Harold and Clyde Jeffries, of Manila,' with burglary and grand larceny has been filed In Circuit Court here. The complaint'says that on Nov. 30 the two men broke into and entered Manila High School building Autrv Candidate For AEA Prexy Rep. L. H. Autry, superintendent or BurdeUe schools, has been nominated to bfi president of the influential Arkansas Education Association. He was one of five men nominated for the position. The slate of candidates will be narrowed to two in a preferential election in February. Final vote will be taken on April and took 550 in cash and property. 6. Sharecropper Receives Merry Christmas A SIO.'OOO windfall is making this » merry Christmas for Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sells, of Peach Orchard in northwest Pemiscot County, nnd their seven.children; One minute they were sharecroppers, The next, they were owners of two farms. It all came about through Roscoe L. Chamberlain, chairman of the board of the United Farm Agency, a firm dealing • in rural real estate In 17 mldwcstcrn states. He decided to contribute »10,000 In payment to the buyer figuring In the company's 50,000th Bob Belli, K hH wife, Alc«ne, and the Sells children, ranging In age from 6 months to 15 years, were the lucky ones. A Surprise However, they, knew nothing of the good fortune awaiting them when they drove to Pairdeallng, Mo., to buy a farm from a United agent. Se)ls paid MOO on an 80-acre farm with a house. The price was $3,000. The contract made Sells the 50.000th farm buyers since the farm agency was launched 30 years ago. In carrying out his agreement, Chamberlain helped the Sells select mother S0-»cr« lum, with livestock, feed and a six-room house, partly furnished. The $10,000 paid for that farm and also retired the $2,800 obligation on the first one. Plan » Scent In preparation for the 50,000th buyer, the firm's representatives began several months ago to place the hour and the minute as well as the date on all sales contracts. That was to guarantee every precaution that the 50,000th sale would be earmarked without dispute. The plan was known only to company ttvej. executives and represcnta- Nevertheless, the offering repre-; ture Farmers of America club resents .only about 22 per cent of; paired and painted old toys lor the the Pord stock holdings of Ihe tab-! Jaycees. ulously wealthy Ford Foundation.' The prospectus disclosed that! D . , - , ... dividends equivalent to S3.27 a; DODOS father Uies share of the capital .stock outstand-j ing on Dec. 1, have been paid so; WASHINGTON. Pa. >.?• - Julius far in 1955. i Paulckas. 68, father of Barbara Of this amount. SI.31 a share'(Bobo) Rockefeller, died hue yes- was considered extra dividends, j terclay in Washington hospital fol- See FORD on Page 10 ' lowing a lengthy illness. prep tions within four months in this country torn by violence. Issued Proclamation The King issued a proclamation indicating the vote would accept or reject the Baghdad Pact. Britain has offered to supply Jordan with new heavy arms anc jet fiRhter planes provided the government adheres to the pact. Present members of the Baghdad alliance, formed as a defense grouping against possible Communist aggression in the Middle East, are Britain, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. The United States also is linked \vtth the pact, which is denounced by Russia. The British proposal aroused widespread suspicion that it was the first step toward forcing Jordan to abandon her cause against Israel. Riots mushroomed in Jordan cities, from Amman to the Old City of Jerusalem. Foreign diplomats estimated at least 10 persons have been killed and more than 100 wounded. n foreign economic aid." He demanded such practices be stopped. Byrd's blast apparently signaled 0 the Eisenhower administrations ilan to boost economic aid spending by about 200 million dollars in he next fiscal year beginning July Wants Aid Ended Byrd, a strong advocate of econ* Tiy in government, said in an in- erview he wants economic aid ended, but that he will go along with foreign military assistance at the level the administration pro- administration plans, economic aid poses—about three billions. Under "unds next year would rise to $1,900,000,000. "While I was in Europe this faH, 1 confirmed through the officials concerned that we gave Denmark 100 million dollars to help pay off her debt," Byrd said. He added that he had obtained ' rom Harold E. Stassen, former "oreign aid chief, confirmation that 200 million dollars in economic aid funds had been given Britain to finance a tax cut before the last British general elections. Secretary of State Dulles disclosed yesterday that the administration will ask Congress for $4,900,000,000 in foreign aid appropriations for next year. Byrd said he will oppose any part of this which is designed to build up a reserve fund for foreign aid spending u\ years ahead. $200 Million Mo« Dulles said actual foreign aid outlays in the next fiscal year will run about 200 million dollars above the present annual level of about $4,200,000,000. Thus if Congress made availabl« $4,900,000,000 in new appropriations, 500 millions of this would go into the reserve fund. Byrd said this reserve ought to be cut down, not increased. Secretary of Defense Wilson told a news conference yesterday there should be a "substantial" increase in reserve funds for foreign military aid. He said these reserves had shrunk from a peak of $8,580,000,000 on June 30, 1953, to about $4.800,000,000 now. Wilson said some military items require a, long time to rnake and that money should be available for them in advance so firm contracts can be let. Byrd said he is not raising objection to any "reasonable" expenditures in that field. But he insisted that contracts could be let under advance congressional authorization without actual appropriation of the money until it is needed. Firemen Have A Busy Day City Fire Department made five runs yesterday, none of which involved serious fires. At 6:55 a.m.. a couch in the home of A. C. Smith, 545 E. Rose, caught fire. Damage was confined to the couch. At 8 a.m., a car owned by Henry Daniels was reported on fire at 411 W. Ash. Extensive damage was done to the Ford. Department firemen went to 1000 W. Ash at 10:55 a.m. to the home of Freeman Robinson, Burning trash charred the side of a garage there. Two grass fires were reported in the afternoon. They were at 1216 S. Franklin and 120 Adams. County and City Holidays Set • Administrative offices in the j Mississippi County courthouse here j will be closed Saturday and Monday. < City of Blytheville street and j sanitation departments will be j closed Saturday. I All law enforcement agencies will be stalled as usual. COTTON CLASSING OFFICE — This Is an architect's drowing of the new $100,000 home of th< government cotton classing office In Blytheville. The building, which will contain about 6,000 square feet, la being constructed at Fifth and Chlckasawba by Boyce iVfoore nnd Kemp Whlsen- hunt. w. M. Phillips Is the architect. The owners will lease the building to the government. When completed, It will be one of the most modern classing offices in the South and will be completely air-conditioned. Special lights are to cost about $7,000, according to Eugene R. Mclnnes, who is In charge of the local Cotton Division office of the USDA. Rev. Rainwater Named to Post The Rev. James Rainwater, pastor Of the First Christian Church, has been elected recording secretary of the Arkansas Council of Churches. Most of the state's major Protestant denominations have formed the Council and will seek to affiliate with the national organization. Both Negro .and white denominations are members. Among the major Protestant sects, only the Baptists are not included iu the organization. President of the new group, elected at its first meeting in Little Rock yesterday, is Dr. J. Kenneth Shamblin, pastor of Little Rock's Fulaski Heights Methodist Church. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. High this afternoon, high 30s to low 40s; low tonight, high 20s to mid 30s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy and not so cold tills afternoon; considerable cloudiness and warmer tonight and Thursday; low tonight generally In the 20s; high Thursday near 40 northeast to 50 southwest. Maximum yeetcrdny—M. Minimum this morning—19. Sunrlae tomorrow—7:03. Sunset today—4:53. Mean temperature—31. Precipitation 24 hourt (7 A.m. to f p.m.)—none. Precipitation Jfin. 1 to d»t«—49:00. Ttlll I>»te Ult Vtu Maximum yesterday—W. Minimum this morning—M, tn. 1 to 4*to—H.H.

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