The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1956 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LH-NO. 80 BljrthevQle Courttr Blythevill* D«Uy Newi Mississippi Vulley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25. 1056 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Reappraisal Of Cold War Policy Seen Pressures Are Cited As Reason By JOHN M. HIGH TOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration seems to be moving reluctantly and under various pressures toward a reapprais> al of its major cold war policies. Secretary of State Dulles expects to discuss with Democratic chairmen of the Senate and House foreign policy committees in the next few days plans for setting up a committee of prominent citizens to investigate the whole foreign aid program. That is one of the chief instruments of government operations abroad, Dulles leaves next Tuesday for a Paris meeting- of the North Atlantic Treaty Council. There he will discuss with foreign ministers of the other 14 NATO nations the possibility ot" giving that essentially military organization new pp- litical and economic responsibilities. Responding to Pressure* Indications are that in moving to investigate foreign aid and ex pand the scope of NATO administration leaders are in part at least responding to pressures at home and abroad. These pressures include claims that this country's policies, or at See COLD WAR on Pa^e 6 Special REW Rites Continue "He Careth for You" will be text of Dr. Harold Branch tonight as he continues his Religious Emphasis Week addresses at First Methodist Church. This will be the sixth in Dr. Branch's week-long series of religious lectures during the special week which is being sponsored jointly by Blytheville Ministerial Alliance and the Student Council of Blytheville High School. A noted lecturer, Dr. Branch is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church at Kansas City and lectures on archeology and Egyptology at Kansas City University. Morning and nightly services are being conducted by Dr. Branch during- the week's observance which will end Friday night. The morning services are at 8 o'clock and the evening at 7:30. Following the evening services, a question and answer panel for youth is held in the church's recreational hall. Last night, Dr. Branch used as his topic "God's Hands Were on His Hands." This morning he spoke to the high school students on "Building a Character." Evening services, except for the question and answer panel, are open to the general public with a special invitation going to parents of teen-agers. "IT'S RIGHT OVER THERE" — Blythevllle's Boy Scouts pitched in today and yesterday to point the way for members of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association who are in town to conduct inspection of buildings. Scouts served as guides. Above. Teddy Beall shows the way to inspectors Harold Oliver and Ned Scales, both of Little Rock, as Scout Paul Petty stands by. (Courier News Photo) As Talks Near End: Ark-Mo Elects Officers And Sets Dividends British Still Hopeful Of Soviet Concession By HAL COOPER LONDON (AP) — The visit by Soviet Premier Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev entered :s final 48 hours today amid lingering British hopes (hat the Russians may yet make some dramatic concession to ease world tension. ' The official program called for their series of secret talks with Prime Minister Eden to end with a session today at No. 10 Downing St., Eden's official residence. ~ * But Bulgnnin ant] the Cpminu- _ nist party chief, who leave for f^ ' F I r * I home Friday, cleared the decks I m^\\/ r* ^ I I 1^ I 1C K*ll^^C for " Possible extension of the \J \S V . I O U U U d III \y d talks by calling off two scheduled For Second Term By TOM DYGARD LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Orval Faubus today filed for re-nomination wilh the express belie! that "there are others interested in the job." * The Governor, nearing the end of his first term, said he decided to run only yesterday. Charles C. Czeschjn was re-elpcted president and a director of the Arkansas-Missouri Company at the annual meeting of stockholders hold 'at the Company's home office here yesterday. Other directors re-clecced were Kendall Berry, Blyiheville; Edmund S. Cummings Jr.. Winctka 111.; August L. Gries?die?k. St. Louis; Vance M. Thompson, McCrory, Ark.; and Gus Walfon. Little Rock. At a. board of director? meeting immediately following the stock- ] holders meeting other, officers re-i elected were Gus B. Walton, vice- j president; Charles R. Newcomb. • secretary and trc-asurer; P. E. Atkin- hif-on, auditor and assistant secretary; E. R. Mason, assistant treasurer The director declared a quarterly cash dividend of 31 rents per share 'on the common stock of the company and Sl.lG'i per share on preferred stock, payable June 15 to stockholders of record on May 31. Also declared subject to approval oi the Arkansas and Missouri public service commissions, was a five per cent stock dividend payable June 15 to stockholders of record on May 31. He filed, his party loyalty and anti-corrupt practices pledges with (he Secretary of State this morning after returning from an out-of town trip. He is the first candidate to file for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. At a news conference after illm; his pledges, Faubus said he didn't know who his opposition might be or how strong it would be. Possible candidates against Pan- bus are Cris Finkbeiner, a Little Rock meat packer; James D. Johnson of Crossett, director of the Arkansas White Citizens' Council; Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry; and former state senators Lee Reaves of Warren and Jim Snoddy of Alma. No Campaign Plans PaubiLs snid he didn't know yet where or when he would open his campaign, if opposition developed before the May 2 filing deadline. He said he expected to campaign for a month or six weeks. An option on campaign headquarters at the New Capitol Hotel in downtown Little Rock already lias been obtained, he said. No campaign manager has been named. Faubus said "several people" In Municipal Court Sidney Lucas pleaded frutlty Municipal Court today to a of driving while intoxicated. lie was (mod $100 and plus M hours in jail. Man Is Held On Larceny Count John Guy Wilson has been charged with grand larceny, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney S. Harrison said today. He said Wilson has admitted taking S142 from Arthur Wilson (no relation) while the latter slept. Harrison said John Wilson has j returned the money but is being held on $1.000 bond pending further Investigation. paid his filing fees. The Governor was vague about issues that he thought might crop up during the campaign. Me said he didn't think school integration would be "too much of an issue." Asked about other possible issues he said: "I couldn't sny." However, he made these comments: 1. Schools — "The school people recently have displayed more See FAUBUS on Page 6 SeMo Soldier Dies in Wreck A Southeast Missouri soldier was identified by Army authorities yesterday as one of the five U. S. servicemen killed Sunday when their car overturned near Isle de Espagnae, France. He is Specialist 3-C Olen M. Fletcher of Gobler. public appearances. These were a news conference originally set for this afternoon and a tour of the Calder Hall atomic plant tomorrow morning. The news conference was rescheduled for Friday, a few hours before they are to leave for Moscow. The slim prospect that the visit niitfht still result in some substi\n- lial narrowing of East-West differences received a slight boost from a I a Ik Khrushchev had last nifiht wilh Harold Stassen, Presi dent. Eisenhower's special advtsci on disarmament. Talked of Disarmament Sttuisen and Khrushchev got together in an anteroom barely removed from the hubbub of a Soviet reception at fashionable Cla ridges Hotel. They talked two hours, "all about disarmament and nothing else," Stassen snid. Stassen wouldn't tell reporters whether they made any progress on disarmament but he added: "I am goinfj to report to the President tonight just what he said. I think it's that important. ' So far the Soviet Union has refused to agree to control measures which the United States Insists! must be part of any disarmament I plan If it is to be effective. In addition to disarmament, the Sec BRITISH on Page 6 Ike Leads In Three Primaries Drubs Adlai In Pennsylvania; Ahead in Others By THE ASSOCIATED Pit ESS President Eisenhower won a •Pennsylvania popularity contest with Democrat Adlai Stevenson by a comfortable margin yesterday. The President also won sweeping Republican endorsement in Massachusetts and was ahead on scanty returns in Alaska. Stevenson trailed a Democratic favorite son candidate — Rep. McConnack, — In Massachusetts and took a slight lead over Sen. Estes Kefauvor In Alaska's Democratic preference primary. Latest counts showed: PENNSYLVANIA: Presidential poll Democratip, 7.342 or 8.730 precincts: Stevenson , r )07,282, Kefnuv- er (write-in^ 22.898. Republican, 7.365 precincts: Eisenhower 779,938, Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) 3G,83D. MASSACHUSETTS: Democratic, 1,555 nrecincts of 1,767: McCormack 23,868, Stevenson 16,540. Kcfftlivcr 3,938, Eisei hower 1,816. Republican, 1,559 precincts: E scnhower 44,005, Gov. Herter 738 Vice President Nixon 244. ALASKA: 27 precincts: Stevenson 440, Kefauver 273. Eisenhower 546, Knowlnnd 26. Voters displayed relatively HU1 interest in two of the three con tests. The turnout ranged from a estimated 25 per cent of eliglbl voters in Pennsylvania to 10 pe cent in Massachusetts. A heavy vote was reported I! Alaska but counting was slowei by complicated ballots and vas distances involved. In Pennsylvania. Republican State Chairman Miles Horst calle the Eisenhower vote "a resound ing endorsement" ol the nations See IKE. : on Vagc 6 Benson Again Pleas For Early Okay Of Ike's Soil Bank Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson made a new plea today for Congress to approve speedily President Eisenhower's soil bank bill. He said prompt action would enable the program to get under way for fall-seeded crops. Benson, testifying before (he Senate Appropriations Committee on his department's annual money bill, said, "we should start work shortly" if the soil bank is to get into operation for [he fall planting. TO Sf'KAK IIKKE— Richard E. Vernor, manager of the Fire Prevention Dept., Western Actuarial Bureau, and treasurer of Rotary International, wilt be the speaker at BlyUu'ville's Rotary CLub meeting tomoiTov.'. Vernor, one of the notion*s most active mini in fire prevention fields, will be in town in connection with the Chamber of Comim-rce and Arkansas Fire Prevention Association Fire Prevention Days which end tomorrow Base Chapel Show Is Tonight A movie on the life of Queen Esther will be shown at 8:15 tonight at BlythPville Air Chapel. Base Chaplain Don Maxfleld said that all interested military nnd , in civilian personnel are invited to at- :harge! tend the movie. j ' The movie will follow choir prac-' costs,, lire which Is scheduled lor 7:30,: ' Chaplain Maxfield said. I "To plan for fall-seeded crops, farmers should know us promptly possible the terms of the acreage reserve," he snid. "Plowing will be under way within 90 days—then conies liming, fertilizing and seeding In rapid succession." Benson noted that several soil bnnk bills hftve been introduced ince the President, vetoed the omnibus farm bill which contained soil bank program; Aiken's till I Okay But he singled out as "legally sufficient nnd administrative?/ satisfactorily" the bill put In by Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), the administration's farm spokesman In the Senate, and more than 40 other senators. This bill provides authority for the advance payments this year to farmers, which Eisenhower wants, he said. Some Domocra ts in Congress contend Benson already has authority to set up a soil bank and have offered legislation to provide ?1,200,000,000 for soil bank payments this year. Benson, however, contends new authorization for such spending is needed. Defended Support Stand Benson, in liis lengthy statement defended the administration's decision to support basic crops at not less than 82'/ a per cent of the parity this year—a move criticized by Democrats as abandonment of tho flexible price support system Eisenhower has advocated. Benson a Iso defended his controversial order issued Monday to Rive 70 per cent price supports to corn producers even if they do not curtail their production by accepting acreage allotments. Democrats charged this would bring an avalanche of corn sur- pluses this year — surpluses often criticized by Benson in -the past. Sen. Russell (D-Gn), who heads the subcommittee handling the department's money bill, sid before today's session he Is "confident there will be a soil bank program adopted by the Congress this session." The soil bank proposal, President Elsenhower's major 1956 farm recommendation, contemplates paying subsidies to farmers who agree to remove from production land they otherwise would plant to crops already In surplus. Says Authority Needed Many key Democrats have argued that if Congress votes the money, Benson can put a soil bank program Into operation under authority of a 20-year-old soil conservation law. Benson disputes this, saying new authority la re- See FARM on Page 6 Ike Thinks US Up with Reds In Development of Missiles By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eiesnhower said today he believes the United States is somewhere around the position of the Soviet Union in the development of guided missiles! Eisenhower made the statement at a news conference in replying to questions dealing with the assertion by Kremlin Leader Nikita Khrushchev that Russia soon will have a hydrogen bomb missile capable of striking at any part of the world. Eisenhower at, the same lime * ———-— — . i i Blytheville Places Fourth in Contest rejected suggestions by Adlnl Stevenson nnd others that this country halt its tests of hydrogen bombs. A new test Is scheduled in the Pacific next month. While refusing to comment specifically on the proposal by Stevenson, a cnndidiite lor the Democratic presidential nomination, Eisenhower said it was a hit .paradoxical, when we are working as hard as we can on development of miicicd missiles, for anyone to lulvocnle halting H-bomb tnsls. Useless Without T«sts The President siifd he wishes the money .spent on such programs could be channeled to peaceful uses—-nnd that in conilurUn(> the te.sts the United States is not simply trying to come up with what he termed a bigger hang than some other country. But research in nuclear weapons fields without tests Is useless und a waste of money, Eisenhower said. He added that as long as It nece.s-sary to get into the weapons field, it should he done right. As for Khrushchev's statement nit, I he Soviet Union soon will firm; a guided nilsslc 1 with «n H- bomb warhead, Elsenhower said sees no reason why the Russian would make a mls.stutement on a natter like that. He added that ie did not ju:cti:;c him of doing so. UlK Difference But the President went on to say there is a very big difference between the capacity to turn out such weapons and the actual pro- iuction of efficient instruments of war, It's a very expensive and complicated business. Elsenhower added. Then, as to his evaluation of he relative po.sitJon.s of the United; Stales and Russia in the guided| nis.sile and related fields, the I 'resident said 'he believes that! e are somewhere around the josltlon of the Russians. LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Quitman, Stephens and Camden won first prizes in their respective divisions of thg Sixth Annual Community Accomplishment Contest, The awards were announced and prizes distributed at a luncheon here today. Quitman was the winner in the community improvements, is spon- 0 to 1,000 population group; Stephens in the 1,000 or 4,000 group fine CamclfMi in t.hc 4,000 to 20,000 group The con lost, designed to spin Manila's Bond Election Officials Listed Bounty Roads Due for Blacktop Arkansas Highway Com mission •esterdny advertised for bids (or jlacktopping of three Mississippi 'ounty ronds. Bids will be opened May 9. County ronds due for surfacing ichulc -V2 miles of the Number fine-Huff inn n road, 7.9 miles of lie O'Donnell Bend-Wrst Road, •talc Highway 120. ami 5.6 miles f I he Ktowah-Wcst Road, Slate way 13(1. CURS KM) WOKK — Those "hoboes" were on the Pack Four program last night in Blythcvllle .Junior Hi'^h School fuuinonum ns the pack holrl 1U final meeting of the school year. Approximatc;- ly 200 persons were on hand. Mrs. Wanda Williams and Jimmy Stevenson gnvi.- .Scouting awards to various Cuu.-.. (Courier NCUT, Photo) Negro Club Scout Pock Organized One of Mississippi County's first Negro Cub Scout packs was orgnn- teed last night at Elm Street School, The school J.s sponsoring Institution and Sgl. N. W. Barter- Is Cub- muster. He's being assisted by Thomas Gardner. Parents who want their children In the puck should meet nt thf school next Tuesday night at 7:15 wilh their children. i Election clerks and judwes who'll serve in Manila's $37,500 bond issue election of next Tuesday were released today. Citizens of Manila are being asked to okay the bond Issue in order to expand the city's water and sewer systems. Here are election officials; Ward I—City Hall Judges—C. L. King, C. H. Ashabranner, V. B. Osbornc; alternates: Jesse Lime, Sim Bellinger, C. M. Hyrd. Clerks—Jim Cheadle, R. E. McCullough; alternates: Dan White Dial RalJard. Ward II—ShMliI Cleaners Judges — W. F. Horncr, Milton Towles, Roy Ashabranner; alternates: Amos Docker, E. E. Hart, Clarence Williams. Clerks — Hulon Faulkner, Dean Pierce; alternates: Bert Williams, Roy Vouch. Ward III—Fire Station Judges — C. B, Children, L. L. Woodruff, H. D. Alston; alternates: C. W. Tipton, Louis Broom, I. D. Shntid. Clerks—: William Borowsky, Guy Rubenstcin; alternates: A. W. Smith, John Ellis. Weather (sored jointly by Arkansas Power <5c Light Co., Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. Record Entry AP&L Board Chairman C. Hamilton Moses was principal speaker at today's meeting. Approximately 100 towns—a record entry listed— competed. Other winners were: 0 to 1 ,GOO group — Glllelt, second; Lincoln third; Sparkman, fom'th; Marion, Mlh; 1.000 to 4,000 group—Star City, second; DeWitt, third; Lepanto, fourth; Ozark, fifth; 4,000 to 20,(!00 nroup—Maritmna, second; Monticello, third; Blytheville, fourth; Helena-West Helena, fifth, Maloch, Monie To Boys State OSCEOLA -— Jimmy Maloch, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. V. .Maloch, and Tommy Manic, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manic, have been named Osccola's representatives to Boys Slate in Little Rock. They will leave the last week in May for the state capital where they'll participate with hundreds of other boys from over Arkansas in studying state government. Both are juniors in high school. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers or thundershowers this afternoon and tonight, cooler tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and cool. High this afternoon low to mid 70s; low tonight high 30's to mid 40's. Minimum this morntiiK—-43. Maximum yesterday--60. Sunrise tomorrow—5:16. Simsrl today—OiiiO. Mean t<tmp<>nitmp--52.5. Predpiutlon 2-1 hour* (7 a.m. to 7 i.m.)—none. Proclpiuuiim .Jan. 1 to <latn—21.53. This l)ati> Ust Yonr Mnxrnlnm ycstonlny fif) Mlnlnvim ihl.i inoniiDK M Pfdplifttlon Jftn, 1 to this diitc — 30.15. Luxora Girl Winner LUXORA — Janie McGlaughlin, senior and valedictorian of her lfjh school class here, has been notified of winning an award in the Lion Oil essay contest. She will receive a S25 cash award for her essay on "What I Want rom Education." Also receiving $25 will be her sponsor,, Mrs. R. T. Ballew. Miss McGlaughlin Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mc- Qlaughlin and is the first Luxora winner In the various Lion contests. Osceo/o Girl to Get State Piano Award OSCEOLA — Stella Carol Bradshaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bradshaw, goes to Little Rock Friday to pick up her state piano award. , Annual awards luncheon of tho Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs will be held at the Marion Hotel that day. Stella will be on the program. April G, she was named stato winner in a pinno contest sponsored bf UM organization,

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