The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1955 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. LI—NO. 229 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New« Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald • BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1955 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* Experts Doubt U.N.Will Vote To Expel Israel UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Diplomats expressed doubt today that Syria could get the Security Council to meet her demands that Israel be ousted from the U. N. and penalized heavily for the Dec. 11 Galilee attack. The usual resolution of censure; been pointing at Israel's throat." and appeal 'or negotiations appeared a more likely result. Chief Syrian Delegate Ahmed Shukairy placed a seven-point res- oultion before the council last night after insisting the lime had come for punitive measures to check what he called further Israeli "aggression" against Arab states. Observers pointed out, however, that Syria does not belong to the council and the 11-nation body can act on a resolution only on a member's request. Informed sources said Shukairy had asked the Russians to sponsor his proposal, but that the Soviets would agree only to urge council consideration. Aroused Speculation This aroused speculation the Russians, who have leveled the strongest criticism of the latest Israel attacks yet heard from a council member, might come up with a resolution of their own. The Western Big Three are expected to bring In the resolution expressing censure and appealing for negotiations. After listening to more than an hour of charges and countercharges from both Syria and Israel Council President Sir Leslie Munro of New Zealand called an indefinite adjournament and voiced hope the two countries would keep the peace, at least during Christmas week. By the time it meets again, probably after Jan. 1, the council will have had time to study claims from the two sides as well as the report from the U.N. Palestine He asked the council to forbid the Arab state from "exercising illicit controls" on the sea. Israel contends the raid was provoked by previous yyrian faring on Israeli fishermen on the lak. BATTLE BLAZE — Blytheville firemen stand on a lower floor roof and shoot a stream of water into the second, story of the Charles Hindman home, 1013 W. Walnut, amid leaping flames and Wants Balanced Budget But; suffocating smoke House was entirely gutted and belongings of Hindman family were destroyed. Cause of blaze is unknown. (Courier News Photo) House !s Ripped in Horning Fire Charles Hindman Home Is Gutted By Flames Tragedy struck at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hindman, 1013 W. Walnut, today as flre of unexplained origin blazed through and virtually destroyed the two-story, "balanced budget just before the 1956 elections, but "doesn't care how much red Nothlng was sa y e d. Furniture and Rains Continue To Pelt Flooded California Areas SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gale-driven rains today lasheci northern California, feeding gorged rivers which already have torn five small communities into rubble. The five villages are Pepper-* . ,., .. — wood, Elinor. Weoti. Klamath and] Ike Is Planning 'Red Ink Spending, Solon Ckarges By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sparkman D-Ala said today the Eisenhower administrat- ink spending there is the following year. .,.,,, u * • He referred in an interview to administration' proposals for a billion-dollar boost in military outlays a 200-million-dollar increase in foreign aid spending, and in creased funds for health, schools and roads. Otto John Faces Treason Charge KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) — Dr. Otto John was for- £jmally arrested by West German authorities today on a charge raeli reprisals could touch lull-scale war. ... Blamed Israel Burns' report blamed Israel for violation of the Israeli-Syrian armistice. It said 56 Syrians and six Israelis perished . in Israel's Dec. 11 raid on Syrian posts along the northeast shore of the Sea of Galilee. Asserting that past experience showed expressions of condemnation had done nothing to stop Israeli "aggression," Shukairy called on the council to: 1. Condemn Israel for the Dec. 11 attack. 2. Rule that it violated the armistice. 3. Label it aggression. 4. Call for necessary measures to impose economic penalties. 5. Expell Israel from the U.N. for violating charter principles. a Decide Israel should pay compensation for loso of life and property resulting from the attack. ?' Request U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold keep the council informed on how these measures were being carried out. Stop Meddling: Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban declared that any resolution on the question should order Syria to stop meddling in Israeli activities on the small inlam. sea along which Jesus Christ spent much of his life. Eban submitted what he described as Syrian army orders captured in the Israeli raid showing that Syria claimed the water up to' 250 yards offshore and had instructed its outposts to shoot at any Israeli vessels entering the zone. Eban said, "Syrian guns have off 'a I of suspected treason. The turncoat former intelligence chief had been under "voluntary" detention since his surprise return Dec. 12 from Communist East Germany. Federal Prosecutor Carl Wiech-fr mann. who announced the arrest, confirmed previous reports John, claimed he was unconscious when he wus fnken to East Berlin in July, 1954. Wiechmann said this claim was "unbelievable." The prosecutor said federal in- tigators will have to determine ill- Municipal Court A Munlclapl Court case against Fred Faught for the unauthorized operation of a grocery store on South Clark Street, was continued today until Jan. 14. Fnughl was arrested when he opened the store after a protest petition against its operation had been filed with the City Clerk. He had applied for a building permit to remodel a former residence, out the permit had been withheld pending City Council ac- whether John could be charged with other offenses, particularly whether he diyul^ed suite secrets to the Communists. John reportedly has insisted he did not disclose any such .secrets during prolonged questioning in East Germany and Russia. Denied Reports Wiechmann said that the Bonn authorities did not charge that John defected with the intent to commie treason. The prosecutor explained that the charge of suspicion of treason was based on the belief that John must have known that the Communists would attempt to pry secrets from him. Wiechmann denied reports that John had been told before his return to the West that he could come back without any risk.. He also denied that the Interior Ministry had advance knowledge of John's plan to return. Surprise, to Wife The arrest obviously surprised John's wife, a former opera singer, who came back to West Germany from London just before her husband returned to the West. Contacted by newsmen at her apartment in Coloqna, she said she had not been informed of her husband's arrest and commented bitterly as she hung up: "If you have such happy news to tell' me, you must be very happy." . Friends said she had indicated| The building will serve in con- lo them she was confident John junction with the recently-emi- tt-mild bo cleared. They reported j structed Gosnell elementary school she had trimmed a Christmas treei and will be located northwest of the in hopes her husband would be existing building, with her for the holidays. • Since John's flight to Hie East, i she had been living in London with Gosneil School Bids Are Opened Work to .Begin Jan. 9 on New $140,000 Structure ' Bids for construction of a new seven-class room elementary school at Gosneil were opened last night' and awarded to two Arkansas firms. Contracts, according to Superintendent F. E. Lucius, will be formally signed upon approval of federal authorities. Because of its proximity to Blytheville Air Force Base, the district was allowed $85,000 federal funds for the 3147,420.62 school. Gosneil district will finance the remainder. Awards Lucius listed the following bid awards: For general contracting, Central Constructions Co., of • Fordyce, 3119,924. For mechanical work, plumbing j and heating, demons Bros., of Wynne, 319,235. For electrical work, demons Bros., 58,261.62. Lucius said construction will be»in Jan. 9. The school is expected • to be completed next August. It has, in addition to the seven classrooms, space for an auditorium and [ lunchroom combination. clothing were burned as the house was completely gutted by the blaze. A few Christmas packages, their wrappings charred, were carried from the house while it was still smoking. Firemen estimated the los as "virtually total," although walls of the .me house remained. Neighbor Saw Smoke A next door neighbor, Mrs. John centlv will not affect the budget Arends. of 1011 W. Walnut, noticed June smo ^ e coming from the house about | tuieka, . the 8:30 a.m. Knowing the Hindman ! mitted by Klamath Glen, all on the raging Eel and Klamath rivors which empty into the Pacific high on i California's north const. I Residents fled a.s waters curled! higher and higher from a record I week nf stunns. Many persons' • wer vacinucd by boat. I Farther to the south, 80 miles below San Francisco, three persons were reported dead and three others possibly detid eaily today in the- Santa Cruz area, a resort commu- nit yon Monterey Bay. The figures came from the sher- i Iff's office radio at San Jose, about: 40 miles to the northeast, which' said they were broadcast over -the Santa Cruz police radio. Telephone communications to Santa Cruz failed .this morning. Water was reported up to five feet deep in the business section of the community of 22.000. Heavy rain and Winds were expected to continue through tonight, promising- no relief from the weather that has already brought mil He saiti he sees no way those administration goals can be accomplished without incurring a deficit in the fiscal year ending June fra| 30, 1957, and added: "All of these proposals the ad ministration has been makinj for the current year (ending 30). They want to balance the budget then for political purposes and they don't care how much they spend after that." More Foreign Aid Sparkmnn, a Senate Foreign Relations commiUecrnan, mentioned' also nn administration request lor 54.900,000,000 in new appropriations for foreign aid — about half n billion dollars of which would go into for spending in future All major coastal rivers streams were over their banks. Large sections of the northwestern corner of the state were cut off from all land travel and the only communication to the area was by radio. Village Wiped Out Elmer Hodukinson. managing editor oi 1 the Humboldt Times at ft naval reserve radio that not at home, she called | the five villages were "virtually K' fire department. i wiped out by raging flood waters." Two pumpers rushed to the scene i Ha said other villages, including and firemen put all available hose I Carlotta, Ferndale and Alton, were reserve vears. He said t'lis indicates "they plan on the naming structure. Smuke and heat prevented their entering the home to save the furniture. At times, it appeared flames would blaze out of control and, whipped BIKE FROM SANTA — Santa Claus and Jaycees today held a Christmas party for Blytheville children at the Jaycee Clubhouse. Above, a young girl and her older sister receive a bicycle from the kindly old gent. Looking on is Dan Caldwell, chairman of the party committee. Some 200 children, accompanied by their parents, gathered at the clubhouse to receive sacks of presents. (Courier News Photo), isolated. None of the ruined and endangered.villages has more than aOO popultion Hod'',!:in.srm said water was re-: ported 15 to ?8 feet deep nnd nrmy! by a light breeze, would leap to the t houses were washed away ; n Kla-f Arends home next door. French Sending Troops to Algeria ALGIERS (AP) — Killing and violence continued in Algeria today as France pledged 60,000 more soldiers to deal with the situation. Thai- will probably commit aS| alists are Moslems — Algeria's nnrV HP q-iid 'fciinnth Glen was' nianv French troops as were used Roman Catholic bishops announced lUl.UI. Ill, . tllll Al.IUlll.llI V. - T., J-._t.i (l-,nf *U« IIT,,,.,- „*• »U^ TlTn HT.(IT, „„,,!,} Asst. Chief Roy Moore said I he i reported almost destroyed. About J tlt Olie (ime in Indochina. "" " •-_.., TV,,. ..,„ ..... , ; .,,, i , 1 ,w- ,^u, * house was a "ti-ht" one. explaining that it was .so constructed that air to leave us Democrats with a lot of | could not pet- to the flumes, keeping COD on delivery) orders'thum nt a minimum nnd suving the when we get back in the White walls. On and off-duty firemen and House'in 1957. : volunteers fought for two hours. I hard to tell where the town tof "When the Republicans came in At 10:30 a.m., water was still being j Klamath Gleni stood." He said all others complained about the large poured on sparks in the roofing. 1 - - - - ' : ' : ~ in 1!)53, President Eisenhower and; Mr. and Mrs. .Hindnum and their carryover of military and foreign! daughter were temporarily housed aid funds." Sparkmn said. •'They! at the Arends' residence, said they couldn't balance the bud-1 Some years aso the Hindman fam- 18 miles south, waters of Redwood J The step coincides With the most Crenk run 4 (o 15 feet deep in I violent period in Algeria since in- Orick n village of about 500. dependence - seeking nationalists Prank Brown of radio station' Carted their insurrection in ear- KH1IM in Eureka said "It is now est 13 months ago. Tn i— past »et because of all the CC-Ds left by the Democrats. "Now the Republicans have used up the fat from these carryover funds and they are going to have to come in with some "ODs of their own." Sparkman said he isn't ready 'to pass judgment on the foreign aid program until the administration spells out details of its plans. But he said lie thinks economic aid should be pointed toward technical assistance which he said tively inexpensive." "rela- ily home was fire, friends said. Post five of the ravaged communities have either been washed away or dnmnyed beyond repair. There were some reports that people htul been fin a tine down the nil on houses! parently weeks the death toll has passed 200 and in the last 24 hours the bnst unofficial estimate of deaths is about. 40. With the French election campaign in full swing, rebels have ap- decidecl to make their nc Eelj biggest effort. The Algerian prob- Rivor but (hey were believed cued downstream, said. Across Valley lem is already a big factor in the Ilodfikinson election and growing daily. Elections Called Elections were called off in Al- TO Gi^e P<*.S:\erS valley aftL. the Redwood Wadford White Post -138. Bly- Dam upstream overflowed. The theville's Negro American Legion!'torrent struck worst at Pepper- unot, will distribute a number of i wood. Elinor and Weott, which lay baskets to needy families tomor-1 lifeless as the water ' row. Rev. Smith, Will Jackson and Charley Jones will he in charge of The Eol spread across its entire geria because of terrorism and the " " ' fact that Moselm officials — elected or otherwise — have been under nationalist threat of execution if they do not resign their posts The 6 1 Moslem members of the top local elective Assembly decided last night not to quit, hey said they her daughter by a previous m riage. ar-l Heoro Worker Burns to Death WILSON — A 56-year-old Negro farm worker was burned to death the Lynn Tranum farm tion on the protest. j here yesterday afternoon No privilege license had been is- at two sued for the grocery store, according to city clerk's records. Trees tor Needy . LA CRESCENTA, Calif. (IP} — Nursery owner Ralph Jeka has offered 200 Christmas trees free to needy families. R. A. Jackson, who had worked on the Tranum property for 17 years, was pinned beneath the tractor he was operating when it overturned in a ditch and caught fire Originally' from Egypt, Miss., Jackson is survived by his wife, Clara, Funeral services have not yet been arranged. f" opes to Pay Hospital for Christmas An Osceola mother has asked that [ every day since he was in an auto frtonds who wnnt to help her son do so by giving whatever they can toward paying his hospital bill. O. W. Bulley, 27, has been in Os- c«ote MMDoriAl BoiplUl to Country Club During New Year R. A. Porter was named president of BlytheviUe Country Club when the group's new board of directors met yesterday in their first session. Porter succeeds E. B. Thomas. Chester Caldwell, Sr., was elected vice president and Prank Whitworth was re-elected to the secretary- treasurer position. accident 18 months ago. His mother, Mrs. Roxie Bailey, said some people are planning to give him Christmas presents. Important thing now, .she said, is i with two of t)irm designed, partlc- Study Course For Methodists Annual study courses for educational workers in Methodist churches in this area will be conducted at First Methodist Church here Jan. 8 to 13. All Methodist churches in Mississippi County will participate and Methodist churches in StceLe and Holland are being invited for the first time. Four courses will be presented k> get the hospital Ulk pa 14. ularly to interest young paoplt. throuah HIP. strnots. its residents trken to shelter. Further evacuation in the flood-) would send a delegation to France to "fipht for, and defend the idea of national Alperi." Heaviest fishtint? in the past 24 hours occurred in the R.000-foot tnin.s. whore a strong rebel band was entrenched. French troops lak- inir part were Alpine Chasseurs. Premier Edgar Faure's caretaker uovpnimp.nt ordered th reinforcements after an urgent request from Jacques Soustell, resi- d'nt general in the violence-ridden Nnrin African territory. An estimated 170.000 to 200,000 troops a!-, ready are try ins to cope with the- bloody outbreaks. A Di'iensp Ministry .spokesman said !iie new troop movement \va.s purl of nn established plan, but Sous? clip had askd that it be that the Mass of the Nativity could begin at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve instead of at midnight in dangerous areas. The Vatican approved the change. An estimated 200 men — soldiers and rebels — have been killed in Algeria in the past 10 days. French forces killed a dozen rebels yesterday during a snowstorm in the mountainous Kabylie area southeast of Algiers. No French losses were reported. The French said another rebel campaign to paralyze the government administration was meeting with little success so far. Extreme nationalists issued death threats to Moslem civil servants who did not quit their governments posts by Jan. 2. The French said only about a dozen lesser officials had quit. Algeria technically is administered as part of European France, but has only a small representation in the French National Assembly. ordered Jacmies Du- ! Misses Fire Pole; Lad Hurt Dimny Lewis, 13-year-old grandson of Fire Chief Roy Head, is under observation in Chickasawba Hospital today lifter falling through a fireman's match at the fire .station last night. Young Lewis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Lewis, of 1118 i W. Ht-arn. Ht- was playing with swinging doors in the department's quarters 0:1 the second Ooor of city hall. A pole and open hatch down which f i ['Pino:: slide to get to their trucks lead f ,. nm hcmnd tne doors to the h.'imel, his top personal advisor, to! t ' irsl t -j oor ir . ir a tr c Algeria for P quick survey of the; The boy r^j^ flnd fell past the situation. i door.s and through the hole, landing on tho concrete floor below. Attending physician Dr. J. Troy -es and unforeseen complications, would be released in time for Christmas. Nationalists spokintr independence for Aiu'cria have called for mri-p;ised terrorism during the hot- p, yne sa id he suffered brui idny .season, with the emphasis on iterations and, barrinir k iMinus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kurlly Mas* To keep Catholics off the street after dark — most oi' the nation i Messaqe Due Tomorrow VATICAN CITY f,TV-Pope Pitl.s Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Considerable cloudiness this after, noon, tonight and Saturday, scat- XT! will broadcast his nth annual j ten > fi Bowers Saturday, warmer Chnstnns message to the work! at j tms ;1 f lenio0 n. low to mid fiOs; low •} a.m. CST tomorrow. He will speak in Italian, but his words will be translated for broad- tonmht. upper 40s to low 50s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tnoight and Saturday; wanner this afternoon; continued casts scheduled for tomorrow. I ( hristmas Day, Monday and Tues-1 ,'nikf'tonight nnd Saturday; low to' day. n | g ht 30s northeast to around 40 The first translation will be . sout h\vest: high Saturday gener- SACKS FOR TIIK NKKDV — Surrounded by of the 335 sacks of Christmas food to be presented needy Blylhovlllc families Saturday morning by the American I.f:lon, Ru-sell Bunch fright), governor of Moo&e Lodge No. 1507. presents a $100 check io Legion Commander F. M. Tatfi. The money will be Used by Dud Cii.son Post No. 2-1 to Purchase chicken, milk nnd bread. Legion Executive Cnmmilteenum Marshall Blnckard looks on. (Courier News I'milo.) transmitted in English by the Vatican rndio at 5 a.m. CST. The Pope's Christmas Etfe midnight Mass, which he will celebrate in the chapel of his apartment in the Vatican, nlso will be broadcast by the Vatican radio, beginning at 5 p.m. CST tomorrow. There are no present plans for rpbroadcn.stlnp the Pope's speech In the United Suites. ally around 60. Maximum yesterday—45. Minimum this morning—39. sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Sunset today—4:54. Mrnn temperulure—42. r'reclpltnllon 24 hours 7 ft.m. to T p.m )—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—40:00. This n.Ur Last Year Maximum yesterday—54. Minimum this morntnK—30. Precipitation Jan. 1

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