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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 2« Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Stalin Still A Hero To Home Folks Big Museum Planned As A Memorial EDITOR'S NOTE — AP correspondent Roy Essoyan is a member of the first group of Western reporters permitted to visit Soviet Georgia since pro-Stalin demonstrations there hist month. Following is his account of a trip to Gori, Stalin's birthplace. By ROY ESSOYAN GORI, Soviet Georgia (AP) — Joseph Stalin's luster may be fading in Moscow and other parts of the Soviet Union, but the home folks are planning to'dedicate a new museum to him in this mountain village where he was born. A top local official told four Western reporters who reachec Gori yesterday the museum will be opened Dec. 21, the anniversary of Stalin's birth. He said the central government in Moscow, had approved the action of the Georgian Republic earmarking 800,000 rubles ($200,000 at the official exchange rate) toward building the museum. The official also asserted thi schools in this area are teaching the same history courses glorifying Stalin as they did when hi was alive. Moscow schools have suspended the study of world Wai n and the postwar era until new textbooks can be published play- tug down Stalin's role. Won't Re-Write History Leading Communists here said local officials have no plans to rewrite Stalin's part in Soviet history or to erase his influence. Pro - Stalin demonstrations were reported in Georgia several weeks ago when the Kremlin campaign against the "cult of the individual" got rolling. The protests were said to have centered at Tiflis, the Georgian capital. Residents 01 Gori obviously are unhappy about the drive to crack down on the local boy who became premier. He still is referred to as "the great Stalin" here and" one Georgian, made bold by the chance to talk in private, shook' his fist and declared: "We won't forget." Another said: ' 'We don't talk about it much, but inside we're seething." Different Application Communist party officials said the new official policy pushing collective leadership is being applied somewhat differently than else- i where In the Soviet Union. | of Statins by residents PREPARE FOR STATE MEETING — Members of Blytheville's Beta Sigma Phi chapters this week have been getting ready to, play 'host to a state convention of Beta Sigma Phi which opens in Blytheville tonight. Convention headquarters will be Hotel Noble. Preparing favors above are (from the left) Mrs. Rny Harrison,-Mrs. Jimmie Edwards, Mrs. Jimmy Smothermon and Mrs. Glenn Teague. (Courier News Photo) The anniversary death was observed See STALIN on Page 2 Rev. E. H. Hall Heads TB Group Association Has Annual Meef In Csccola OSCEOLA—The Rev. E. H. Hall pt Dell was elected president ol Mississippi County's Tuberculosis Association when the group held its annual meeting here last night. Other officers include •• .lames Gardner, Tom Callis and Mrs. U. S- Blankenship. vice presidents; Ike's Propaganda Funds Shaved by $25 Million By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Appropriations Committee today cut 25 million dollars from President Eisenhower's request for the government's overseas propaganda program. It also refused to approve money sought by the Justice Department to build two new prisons and criticized a State Department proposal to buy an unspecified number of "executive wastebaskets" at $27 each. -* The committee said it "would be a wasteful abberation" to give the U. S. Information Agency the enitre 135 millions requested tor the bookkeeping year starting July I. , The JlO millions it recommended for USIA—which handles the propaganda program—is $22,663,370 more than the agency ceived this year. Voice Funds Okayed The committee approved the full amount sought for USIA radio broadcasting programs, known as the Voice of America, but specifically rejected a request for $3,730,500 to fit out an aircraft carrier for use as a floating theater equipped to show Cinerama, a new movie technique. The USIA funds were included in a $451.367,372 bill to finance the SVaVe and Justice departments, the judiciary and the USIA. The committee's recommendations are .subject to action by the full House City Is Planning its Top Project On Fire Prevention The white-uniformed men who'll be entering Blytheville ^?f places next week won't be as official as they look. Ihey'll merely be offering their services to prevent, in some cases, fire losses. Beginning Tuesday, Blytheville :< will open its largest fire prevention program ever. Members of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association will be in town for (i busy three days during which time they'll dramatize the message of fire prevention in schools and civic clubs. They'll also call on various places of business. They'll take a look at wiring and make an attempt to ferret out other potential fire hazards. Not Compulsory They'll doubtless make some rcc- Harrison Drive in Final Phase Solicitors for Band To Call on Business Houses Next Week In other words, the inspection team merely will be making sug- Already solicited have been Negro merchants .of the city. Their gifts. together with a street campaign i gestions. Mrs. James Eislander, secretary; About 50 members of the Asso- j which netted $150, and various bene- Joe Evans, treasurer; Mrs. H. H.jcintion from over the state are J fit ball games and school functions. Howard, Mrs. C. G. Redman anil! volunteering their services to bring j have broughut the total of the fund Mrs. William Wyalt. membcrs-at- - the message of fire prevention to; to ovev the 51,100 mark. Blytheville under Chamber of Comi mcrce sponsorship. Bill Williams, the Chamber's j the Harrison band. iFire Prevention Committee chair-1 Final I'lmse I man, is general chairman for the ' ' event. The Program On Tuesday's program are dem- Mrs. A. L. Eifling. Fred Kelley. > onstrations and shows at Blythe- i" n^ri'son teachers have assumed Hudson Wren. Faher White, Den j ville High, Central. Sudbury, Langn ; leadership in the drive since the ; death of the fund committee chair- j man, Dr. B. E. Roberts. j Due to participate in next week's i .solicitations art 1 OHifi Sumerall, Car- large. Elected to the board were Mrs. j Byron Mocre, Mrs. C. A, Vincent, | Dr. G. J. Womack, Dr. M. L. God- r ley. Mrs. Lillian Frank, Ralph I Woodruff; Dr. Phil Deal, Mrs. Jess Hornc-r, : William, Wyatt, Jimmie Edwards,; Goal of the drive i.s S3,500, which should add about 16 instruments to „,, , . , , ., . lie DUSlness district solicitations ' wi " he the final P nnse ° f the cam " I pai<;.i to expand the school's band and Senate, is scheduled House consideration for next week. $56 Million Less The total recommended is $56,802,448 less than Eisenhower sought for all the agencies hut Is 546,794,137 more than they received for the.current year. The State Department's budget was cut $9,700,548. Included in its allotment of $171,506,737 was S33,- 830,875 for, payment of the U. S. share of expenses of international organizations, mainly the United Nations; $1.906,000 for the U. S.- Mexico Boundary and Water Commission; and two million for work on the Rarna road linking Central America with the United States. The Justice Department was allotted 5215,965,000. a cut of SI9,- Demos Meet To Plan '56 Convention Strategy, Finances Chief Topics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic bigwigs flockcc into Washington today to la> plays for the party's nominal Ing convention and to talk about strategy and finances for the election campaign nex fall. The two-day meeting of the Democratic National Commlttei and auxiliary groups follows b? three days a big Republican partj 'conference .at which President Ei senhower got his re-election driv off the ground. At the same time, Adlai Ste venson raised questions ane\ about the President's health and Sen. Estes Kefauver trotted the "big business" charge whicl Democrats have leveled before the Eisenhower administration. For their part, Republicans go in some licks against the Demo crats as GOP National Chairman Leonard W. Hall chided them on the civil rights issue and Sen. Wat kins (R-Utah) accused forme President Truman of making "false statenient" about the pub lie debt under the Eisenhower ad ministration. Farm Problem Boils On Capitol Hill, the Democratic Republican controversy over the farm problem continued to boil with the focal point a move by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday to provide $1,200, 000,000 for soil bank payments thi; year. Sevenson snid In Philadelphlr yesterday that the question of El senhower's health is a matter o increasing and "grave concern.' He said that "when it seems mos suitable" he plans to discuss wha he termed "the dimunftion of the president's ability and willingness to fulfill his duties." In Washington, Jnmes A. Pine gan, the manager of Stevenson'? campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, referred to Eisenhower last night ns '' chief of stale who reigns but does not govern." "For Big Business" Kefauver, vying with Stevenson for the Democratic presidentla nomination, said in San Diego Calif., yesterday that the Eisenhower administration is devoted in his words, to "the benefit ol big business." Describing his own philosophy, Kefauver snid it Is aimed at 'furthering the "genera welfare of the average people." GOP Chairman Hall, speaking after Pinnegan at a Washing tor dinner for members of the American Society of Newspaper Edtlory praised what he said was Eisenhower's "courage and rugged honesty" in vetoing the farm bill last Monday. Then, lauding his party's position on civil rights, Hall derided what he said was Democratic disunity on the question. He said: "On desegregation, Kefauvei 1 said 'Go fast,' (New York Gov. See DEMOCRATS on Page 2 915,000 from Eisenhower's quests. The FBI was granted entire $95,510,000 it requested. Two A re Sent For Induction Blackmon, r.ussei! Hays and Mrs. and Yarbro schools as well as P. D. Johnson. the Lion? Club noon meetin; Special Award Wednesday the group will move Dr. Edlon Fairlcy received a; to Hnrri.son, Robinson, Elm Street special award from the Association i and Immaculate Conception for his service during the 1955 i schools. Christmas seal, drive. ; The Fire Prevention Parade will A guest was Mrs. Count Downing, i start down Main Street at 4 p.m. of Jonesboro and president of the j It'll feature the BHS band and some newly-formed Northeast Arkansas i members of the newly-formed Sad' Tw men were sent to Little Rock yesterday by Blytheville Draft Board after volunteering for immediate induction. They were Spencer Buck Alexan- B. White, Muriel Wilson, M. J. j der, Osceola find David Lee Mosby. Tuberculosis Association. Also on hand was Mrs. Susie "Arnett, field representative of the Arkansas Health Department. Gray Lady Corps Chairman Named Blytheville'.s Red Cross Gray Lady Corps will be limited to wives of military personnel for ihc time being, Mrs. W. J. Pollard, volunteer chairman of Chickasawba District Red Cross chapter, pointed out today. Only a limited number of Gray Ladies are required to meet needs in connection with Blytheville Air Force Base at present, Mrs. Pollard stated Mrs. John Prattler, former Gray die Club of Blytheville Air Force Base. Thursday, the group will stage a program for BlylheviHe's Rotary Club. Meanwhile, the inspections will be going on. Building owners or occupants i will be furnished a list of fire haz- I ards discovered on their premises | with recommendations for their correction. Owners will have a chance to report corrections .so the city can tabulate its "compliance percentl age." Shivers, Hugh Cherry; Catherine Flowers, Ernest Caston. Benny Howard, James White, Will M05S, Mrs, Roberts, Ayre Lester, .Leo Jeffers, Mamie Williams and James Goodloe. Gary, ind. Two men who had failed to report were transferred to other boards. Calls for May include induction of one man. City Pastor, Wife Elected To State Posts Both the Rev. and Mrs. James W. Rainwater of Blytheville's First Christian Church were elected to state presidencies at the state convention of the Disciples of Christ (Christian Churches) in Rogers. At yesterday's convention session, the Rev. Mr. Rainwater was elected president of the organization's 1957 state convention which will be held in Hot Springs. This morning, Mrs. Rainwater was elected president .of the Arkansas Christian Women's Fellowship. The Rev. Mr. Rainwater has been pastor of First, Christian Church here for the past five years, coming i hero from Danville, Va. ] At today's convention session the j ment to prohibit gambling in any form in Arkansas. The convention closes tonight. Nasser Flies for Talks With Arab Chiefs; New Truce Reported Broken JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt's Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser was flying to Jidda today for 3 conference with t\Vo Arab sovereigns, King Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Imam Ahmed of Yemen according to the semiofficial Egyptian Middle East News Agency. Jidda is a Saudi Arabian Red Sea port about 40 miles northwest of Mecca, the holy city of the Moslems. The nnnofnccmenl came as Israeli military car in the Beithl tian leaders in Cairo before com- Guvrln area of the Judean Hills I nnnoincenienl came as Secretary General Dng Ham- mnrskjold launched a final round of talks with Israeli officials on technical Palestine border questions before heading; buck to his Middle Enst headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. Less than 48 hours after a new, unconditional cease - fire agreement was ordered effective on the Israeli - Egyptian frontier, U. N. truce observers were bnck at the old grind investigating a complaint of violation. Claim Invasion The Egyptians said a 15 - man Israeli patrol invaded the Egyptian - held Ga?.a Strip yesterday and fired on a post near Deir el Ballah. A spokesman said the Egyptian detachment suffered no casualties and did not return tr-e fire. ' In Jerusalem, Israeli authorities denied the charge. The Israelis told of a new incident on the Israel-Jordan frontier,, whose pacification is another job, for Hammarskjold's peace mission. Israelis said a group of armed' Jordinns opened fire from inside : Israeli territory last night at an and the Israelis returned the fire. Hammarskjold announced yesterday that Egypt and Israel had told him they had issued orders to their forces to abide by the new cease-fire agreement. Both sides had, agreed to a cease-fire more than a week ago but hnd reserved the right to act in self- defense. Hammarskjold was dispatched tu the Middle East by the U.N. Security Council to secure compliance with the 1949 armistice"'agreements between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and to reduce tensions along the demar-i cation lines set out in ,the agrce-i ment. He is to report to the council on his mission by May 4. Hammarskjold's talks here with Premier David Ben-Gurton and otehr Israeli officials apparently also touched on issues with other Arab states, although the Israeli- Egyptian tension had been con-, sldered the major threat to pence. Prom his temporary headquarters in Beirut, Hamrnarskjpld will go on to Damascus and Amman for conferences. He met with Egyp- ing here. Both Complain Israel and Jordan yesterday filed complaints with their mixed armistice commission, each blaming the other for a clash Wednesday. Military spokesman in the Jordan sector of divided Jerusalem said an Israeli patrol entered southern Jordan near Kharas village in the Hebron district and opened lire after being challenged. He said two Jordanian national guardsmen were killed, one was wounded and one Israeli soldier was killed. An Israeli army spokesman said a Jordanian fovce entered Israel near Nechusha, village in the La- chish area, exchanged fire with an Israeli unit and fled with an Israeli vehicle. He said each side lost one man killed. Cairo sources said Hammar- skjold's major task now is to assure that the new Egyptian-Israeli cease-fire is carried out. They said he hopes to get both sides to agree to pull their troops back from the frontier and to allow an Increase in the number of T *.N. observers. Soviet Leaders, Eden Open Full Scale Mid-East Talks By JAMES E. KING LONDON {AP) — Soviet Premier Nikolai BuJganin and Communist party boss Nikita ^hrushchev opened full : scaje.4alks today with Prime Minister Eden on the explosive situa- .ion on the Middle East,"' * . Bulganin raised his hat and Khrushchev put on his best smile for a crowd of 250 as .hqy left their Claridges Hotel headquarters. The crowd replied with silent stares. About 7,000 persons lined the*— ' ,wo-mlle route from the hotel to No. 10 Downing St., Eden's official residence. So hushed was :he crowd that the whirl of the tires on the Russians' big car could be heard. The Kremlin chiefs were accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, already in London i'or the five-power clisi r m (i ment negotiations; and Jitcob Malik, the Russinn ambassador to Britain. British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd sat It with Eden. Both morning and afternoon sessions were scheduled today, for ti otal of almost five hours of talk- ng. Both skies agreed to keep the alks secret, imd to put out com- nuniqucs at the end of eacli day's sessions. Down to Cases Eden expected to get down to :ases nt once on the explosive Middle East situation, where Com- nunlst arming of Egypt threatens upset the balance of. power be- ween Israel and the Arab states The British fear this may touch ff big-scale fighting which would Itlmatcly involve Communist and Vestern military might in a holo- aust of mutual destruction. Khrushchev and Bulganin were xpected to counter with claims lat the progressive rearming of Vest Germany by the Western 'owcrs poses itn even greater hrcat to world peace. Diplomatic sources .said Eden , f ould propose that the United Na- ions ration both Communist and Vestern arms to the Arabs and ie Israelis. The informants said the idea obably stemmed from U.S.-British exchanges. President Eisenhower ha.s suggested a Middle Sec SOVIET LEADERS on Page 2 Solon Says Demos 'Getting Excited' About Soil Bank By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Hallack (R-Ind) said today House Democrats are "getting a little excited" in trying to provide money for a soil bank program before authorizing it. Halleck. assistant GOP House, 000,000 emergency appropriation leader, referred to action of thi House Appropriations CommiUei yesterday in approving a $1,200, City Will Host Kiwanis District Meet Monday Cof C Publication an Error 3 of 4 Trapped Miners Are Freed SUNNYSTDE, Utah W—Rescue crews freed today three men em- tombed for up to 44 hours in a coal mine cave-in. the father of five. The remaining miner is Joseph Ottersstrom, 58, father of seven, also from Sunnyside. The mine, owned by Kaiser Golding and Archuletta huddled beneath a loader machine. Heath dived for shelter beneath the boorn of the continuous miner machine. "Tons of coal came falling down Up to Date DETROIT W) — Automation, It seems, Is catching, on elsewhere as ! well as in the automobile factories. Lady chairman at Pine Bluff, htis • Police raided a suspected bookie Workmen continued efforts to reach a fourth man also caught! Cbal Co., Is 125 miles southeast of; on the bonm and I saw Unfailing in the avalanche of ro<'k andlSalt Lake City and 25 miles east; all a round me," Heath snid. been appointed to that position Wilh j establishment and Patrolman Jack the Chlckfisawbn Chapter. Peterson said they found a tape re- A number of Air Force wives corcier busily taking down tele- transferred their Grfiy Lady mem- phoned horse race and numbers bcrships from other chapters. I beta. stone. It was not known whether he still ts alive. The rescuer miners, trapped when the roof of the mine collapsed Wednesday at 1:40 p.m , lay pinned beneath mining machinery without food or water during their entombment. Rescuers first reached La Veil Golding. 42, father n( four from Wellington, Utah, at 4 a.m. They next plucked out Joe Archulcttn, 43, Dragerton, father of two, at 5:55 a.m. The third out, at 8 a.m.. WHS of Price. j "And then everything was .quiet "The Blytheville Blueprint," official publication of Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce came out with its April edition this week. But there's one error which Chamber Manager Jada. McGuJre is anxious to set straight. In the tabulation of economic factors for Mississippi County, the final set of figures should be headed, "Will be here in 1865." As it reads, it sets up 10-year goals and labels them, "Will be here in 1£56." Klwanians from six Northeast cansas cities will he on hand Monday night when Ralph E. Kyte Sr., of Elaine, Ark., governor of Missouri- Arkansas District of Kiwanis International addresses a Division 12 meeting nt Hotel Noble, Blytheville Kiwanis Club will be nost to the meeting which is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Plantation Room. Kyte was elected to the district jovcrnor last fall and is appearing in this area for the first time since beitifj elected to the office. He Is an Eastern Arkansas civic leader and has held every office in home club H Elaine. Last year he served a.s treasurer of the Mo-Ark District and in 1954 he served lieutenant-governor of the district's 13th division. Other guesU ,who will attend the meeting are Max Poe of Pocahontas, lieutenant governor of Division 12 who will Introduce Kyie. Clubs in Blytheville, Dell, Osceola, Jonesboro, paragould and Pocahon- Ufi make up the 12th division and will be represented at the divisional meeting. "I thought they would never gel Then I started to pray. I didn't me." Heath said as rescuers] think T had any chance of living) Col lOrG brought him from the mine tun-i at all. I had no idea how long I ^* w • w nel. which runs laterally into n' was under the coal, mountain. ! "Then I slept for awhile and "I prayed nil the time I was; then I was awakened by a tapping under the coal. When I heard them) sound and I knew it must he some- take the other two out (Golding, body coming to my rescue." and ArcJvdlcttni I prnycd a!! the' Goldincr find Archulet'a, beneath harder." i ihr loader machine, the only a fev/ Inches. Doctors quickly checked Lloyd Allen Heath, 36, Sunnyside,! tion. three after workmen hustled Ihcrrij them hot .soup nnd milk as they to the SunnyMrle Hospital. They -.arrived at the hospital. reporter! Ihrm nil in good condi- H ''. IM ' T- i"iili ToC.ofC. Board Col. Thomas R. Ford, commander ol the -161st Wing of Blylheville All- Force Base, yr.stsrclny wn.s made a could move! member of BLyl.hcville's Chamber ol Doctors fed Commerce board of directors. MINERS on I*a«c 2 The hoard took the action at Its vcfMilnr mcHlm when it voted to inn':? Ihe nAPJJ rrmrandor an ex I ollicio member ol the group. In Municipal Court Everett Keith was lined $100 and cosLs and sentenced to 15 days in Jail in Municipal Court this morning on n charge of assault with a deadly weapon. , Judge Graham Sudbury suspended $50 of the fine and all the Jail sentence during good behavior. Jim Scott torfelted $1& bond nftor being charged with speeding 45 miles per hour In a 36 m.p.h. zone. for soil bank payments to farmers this year. Many Democrats have contended the administration already has ample legal authority to set up the program, and it was on that basis that the committee acted. Secretary of Agriculture Benson has contended just as strongly thut "we cannot put the soil bank program into operation without new legislation." "Gold Brick" He called the proposed appropriation a "gold brick," and said the committee "put the cart before the horse" in voting the money first. Voting money for a soil bank "without giving us the authority to spend it for the soil bank certainly won't help our farmers," Benson said in a statement. Congress had approved the soil bank plan asked by President Eisenhower as part of an omnibus farm bill which Eisenhower vetoed Monday. It would have authorized payments to fanners for taking land out of production, as See SOIL BANK on Page 2 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Fair this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow, no important temperature changes. High this afternoon, near 70 northeast; low tonight in 30s with light frost indicated. MISSOURI — Scattered frost warning extreme south central portion; generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; scattered frost extreme south cenral tonight; warmer north and central portions tonight and over state Saturday; low tonight lower 30s south aentral portion and 30-35 elsewhere; high Saturday 60s northeast to 70s elsewhere. Minimum tills morning—41, Maximum yesterday—71, Sunrise totl^y—5:22. Sunset totlay—6:3fl, Mean temperature—31. Precipitation 24 hours (7 a.m. to T .m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—21.53. This Date Last Ve»r Maximum yeatcrtyy—82. Minimum this morning—M. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thl« dile— 17.92.

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