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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPBB OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MMBOUM VOL. LI—NO. 238 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevIHe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike's New Proposol: Long-Range Foreign Aid Plan Drafted By JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration reportedly plans to ask Congress for power to commit the United States to a 10-year program of economic aid to friendly nations. -* The sum for any country would vary, depending on the size 01 the project to be backed. A maximum ranging from half a billion to a billion dollars is being considered, with the money to he parceled out in annual installments. Such a request would be virtually certain to stir up new opposition among members of Congress already critical of the administration's plan to boost Its 1956 request for new foreign aid funds to nearly five billion dollars. Congress voted $2,700,000,000 this year. "Serious Reappraisal" Without reference to the new Ike Walks, Golfs In Florida Sun By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — President Eisenhower, vacationing here, is doing just as the doctors said: getting more exercise. He started -rigat in after arrival from the capital yesterday afternoon. After lunch and a nap, he practiced golf shots for about 30 minutes on the baseball diamond close by his living quarters on the naval base here. Then he took an hour- long stroll, visiting a dock where & number of submarines were moored. He showed special interest in one of f.he subs, the Amberjack, which right after World War II was skippered by his naval aide Cmdr. Edward L. Beach. Beach, who was along on the walk, described some of the features of the submarine. Physician With Him The President appeared relaxed in lightweight khaki trousers, khaki sweater and a dark blue sport shirt. The sun was bright and the temperature In the middle 10s. Along with him on the stroll Were hLs personal physician Mnj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder; his youngest brother Dr. -Milton S Eisenhower, president of Pennsylvania State University; and a Eew While House staff members, Beach among them. The President's golf practice attracted a small gallery. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said It was the first time since Sept. 23—the day before his heart attack—that Eisenhower had done anything more than putt. The nine-iron club which Eisenhower used required a three-quarter swing and there was nothing restrained about it. He hit about 30 balls 50 to 80 yards. Posed For Photo On his walk around the base later the President shook hands with several enlisted men and officers who wished him well. One sailor got a snapshot after asking Eisenhower to pose. "I don't want to miss a chance to have rny picture taken," Eisenhower said with a chuckle. Hagerty announced on arrival here that Eisenhower probably will return to Washington Jan. 8—five days after the opening of Congress and three after the lawmakers, receive his annual State of the Union message. During the visit here the'Presi- dent plans to complete that message and get in some work other message 1 - which will go to Congress r,uxt month. The main purpose as outlined by his doctors, however, is to get more outdoor exercise. Parn, Tractors Burn at Joiner JOINER—A barn on the Lone Oak Farm, about four miles northeast of Joiner, burned .yesterday afternoon, destroying two tractors and a quantity of hay. The farm is owned by Mrs. Bob David ol West Memphis and is farmed by I. A. Sims, Sr. Sims said two of his tractors burned in the blaze along with a large amount of hay owned by William Streeter. Sims said the barn was partially covered by Insurance, but that none of Its contents were covered. long-term commitment the administration is reported to want, Sen. George (D-Ga) said today he believes "there will have to be a very serious reappraisal" by Congress of the foreign aid situation. George, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told newsmen in reply to a question that "sentiment has been growing in Congress to trim economic aid way down" since many free world countries, particularly in Europe, have shown excellent economic progress. Congress, has normally insisted that economic aid be granted strictly on a year-to-year basis, without any long-term commitments. Want Longr-Term Pledge Informed officials said the administration has decided to ask for some kind of long-term pledge to allow greater flexibility in planning. Officials emphasized the administration will seek only the right to make a "moral commitment" to back a specific foreign aid project over a long-term period. Congress still would decide whether to appropriate the iunris each year, regardless of any such commitment. These informants said further the administration would use such authority only when necessary to encourage a country to go ahead with a worthwhile long-range project It might otherwise abandon. FOR SALE, JAN, 3 — New Arkansas auto II- clerk, display northern Mississippi County's low- cense plates, black letters on a pale green background and bearing the familiar slogan, "Land of Opportunity," will go on sale Jan. 3 at the state revenue office, City Hall. Above, left to right, Mrs. Charles Hindman, cleric; U. W, Mullins, office manager; and Mrs. Zouline Powell, est tag number. Plate prices run from $10 for old-model cars up to $24 for a sleek Cadillac. For new autos in the Chevrolet, Ford and.Plymouth price range, tags will cost $14. to $16. More than 9,000 plates will be issued by the local office. {Courier News Photo) Babson Predicts: Ike in. 1956; Baby Boom. To Roil on; A Good Year By ROGER W. BABSON 1. If no unforeseen event happens, President Eisenhower will be re-nominated and reelected in 1956. 2. The Republican party has an excellent chance of winning in 1956 with President Eisenhower making a few key speeches and promising to be an active part of the Administration, lie is trained to take responsibility and enjoys it; but the President should be relieved o£ speech making, entertaining, and much bl the detail work which goes with being President. C of C Names Personnel Of Committees Memberships of Highway and \ Street, Publicity, and Industrial j Committees of the Chamber of Com- ' merce were announced today by -S. E Tune, president of the organization. They are: Highway and Street—Rupert Graf- ion, chairman, and Utho Barnes, J. Louis Cherry, Jimmy Edwards, Harry A. Haines, Cecil Lowe, J. W. Meyer, L. G. Nash and Jimmie Sanders. County Judge Philip Deer and Mayor-elect Toler Buchanan will serve as ex-officio members. Publicity—Harry A. Haines, chairman, and Joe Hughes, James Nebhut and Dick White. Industrial—E. B. Thomas, chairman, and Alvin Huffman Jr., Russell Hays and W. J. Pollard. To the Industrial Committee goes the time-consuming task of conferring with prospective industries that may locate in this area. The publicity rommittfo will publicize Chamber activities. Highway and Streets Committee is at present concerned with sev-1 erol projects, among them the wid- i ening of Highway 151 from Bly- j theville to the air base. Committee j members will confer Jan. 25 with the ] State Highway Commission on j making a four-lane route of the highway. Other projects of this group include relocating Highway 18 into the city, developing a route north of the air base to the Kennett area, study of the opening of Walnut Street to the south and rerouting traffic away from public schools. A definite committee program will be announced later. 3. Competition will be very severe in 1956, and with few exceptions will cause business profits to be less in 1956 than in 1955. Too many manufacturers, not satisfied with their present good business, are starting to make other products and undercut standard prices. 4. Higher wages may also be expected in 1956, and these could reduce profits. These higher wages, however, will largely be spent and should increase retail sales. 5. Increased advertising appropriations will be seen in 1956. In fact, advertising appropriations for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and billboards have helped our prosperity, or it would not have lasted through J955. 6. The recent policy of the mon- ! ey managers in the direction of j # # * Boyle Predicts: "squeeze" will be shifted to "ease" sometime in 1956. This reversal could put a floor under any business decline that may start next year. 7. Liberal credits to the purchasers of houses, automobiles, washing machines, televisions, and various other things have bolstered prosperity and will continue to be a .strong support to many industries, through 1956 at least. 8. If the Republicans are reelected in 1956, great sums will continue to be spent on research and new plant expansion. The effect could well be another "turn up" in the Babsonchart Index of Business. 9. Despite the decline in family format jons, the baby boom will roll merrily on through 1956. The Khrushchev Blasts lke ; Tells of Red H-Bomb Potential By RICHARD K. O'MALLEY MOSCOW (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev today accused President Eisenhower of "crude interference" in the affairs of Communist nations, and dismissed his open skies arms inspection as "nothing more than military intelligence." He boasted that the Soviet hy-1 Russian weapon "was equivalent! "The power oi this weapon was reason: More parents are willing to have four, five, and even more youngsters. The result: A tremendous, sustained demand for all kinds of necessities — housing, food, clothing, new schools, etc. 10. All told, I look for 1056 to be the second best business year in history — just a shade on from 1955 Predicted declines in the key auto and residential building industries will largely be .offset by I rising expenditures for roads, sew-1 er>, and schools — and by in-: creased demand for electricity, natural gas, and foods. REAL ESTATE 11. The nia in h;uidteap to retail business in 1956 will lie intensification uf HIP parking- nui- Sce BABSON on Page 2 drogen bomb "can be considerably increased in power," as be criticized Secretary Dulles as 'advo-j eating massive retaliation and' other absurdities." The Communist party chief spoke for two hours before the Supreme Soviet (Parliament). "Some Western politicans have a strange idea of the Geneva spirit,", he asserted. "They want us to disarm our army and also to disarm morally and politically. ' Khrushchev said he spoke about Eisenhower critically "most unwillingly" because he respected the President "so much." But/, he declared ,the President's Christmas message to the people of Eastern European Communist nations "is quite incompatible with the Geneva spirit." Referred to Christmas Message This referred to a presidential message broadcast by Radio Free Europe saying: "During the Christmas season I want you to know that the American people recognize the trials under which you are suffering; join you in your concern for the restoration o*f individual freedoms and political liberty: and share your faith that right in the end will prevail to bring you once again among the tree nations of the world." Khrushchev criticized Gov. Averell Harriman of New York for a similar message. "To pray fo" a change of regime in the People's Democracies is crude interference in the internal affairs of those countries and only leads to inciting passions and the armaments race," the stocky Communist, leader told the 1,400 members of the Supreme Soviet. Khrushchev repeated the statement he made in India finer the recent H-bomb test explosion in the Soviet Union — that the new to many million tons of ordinary! equivalent to many million tons of explosives." Can Be Increased He said that although 'we do not want to boast about our military and technical strength," he wanted to remind the West about the test explosion.. ordinary explosives and it can be considerably increased," he added. '' P eople who are trying to increase tension should remember the results of this test." (The telephone line over which. See KHRUSHCHEV on Paffe 2 US Officials Think Attack Indicates Tougher Red Policy By JOHN' M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — United States officials wera astonished at Nikita Khrushchev's direct attack today on President Eisenhower. They thought this action by a top Soviet leader may mean the development o£ a still tougher line in Russian foreign policy. Experts here found it significant, moreover, that the immediate reason for the personal attack was a rather routine Christmas message in which Eisenhower spoke of prayers for freedom In Eastern Europe. Khruschev's attack on the President indicates the satellite front is an extremely sensitive one for the Soviets. This in turn suggests they may in fact be confronted with greater problems of maintaining Communist control there than the West knows about in detail. Not Impressed Authorities \vere not particularly impressed initially by Khrushchev's boasts of more powerful atomic weapons. The propaganda Charcoal White Shirts and Sex As Usual; Automation'm Las Vegas By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — Everybody likes an advance peek at what lies ahead. This curiosity is a human trait, as human as having mothers-in-law or the nosebleed. Each year the editors of the Oddity Almanac try to satisfy this curiosity by taking a j v in their fuzzy office crystal ball and making a few pertinent forecasts for the year com- Israel and Egypt in New Skirmish JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops drove off a band of Egyptian soldiers who crossed the armistice line and occupied a hill on the Israel side of the Gaza Strip yesterday, a military spokesman announced today. The Egyptians u.scd rifles, j zone. machineuuns'and n heavy calibre! 2. Evacuation from the border mortar, the spokesman added, say- 1 area of Egyptian troops in excess ing there were no Israeli casual-joi spec-ific proyisions of the armi- tios. I sure auroement. The border situation was dis-j 3. Replacement of Israeli mili- cussed at a meeting in the Israeli: tary forces in the zone by policemen for the protection of Israeli Slain Youth's Step-Father Quizzed, Cleared Temporarily LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Ml — The •tepfather of Joe King, 14-year-old victim of a Wrangler, has been oleartd, at least temporarily, In tt» youngster'i death, and police are Marching for a hew lead in ttie case. T. Sgt. James R. King was released from custody last night after taking a He detector test. Chief Deputy Sheriff Sam Hallum said he had been "cleared for the time being." Sheriff Tom Oulley said the Air Force sergeant would be questioned again. The boy's body wai found Monday In a remote section south of J*ck*«wUI«, when to Uvt« to a trailer with his mother and stepfather. Hallum said King was picked up because his story "didn't tally up." Oulley said there were slight discrepancies In the sergeant's story and Mrs. King's version of two searches King made late Friday and early Saturday for Joe. Joe's father Is Leo Swinney of Elgin, Kan. Mrs, King married the sergeant In 1953. She said last night that Joe had used King's name since that time. Mrs. King said her husband and son "were awfully close; they took n liking to each other even before w» wer« married." look ing up. Here are their picks for '56: POLITICS — A drive will be launched to get boih the Republi- 1 can and Democratic parties to back a bipartisan presidential election ticket—but cooler heads will prevail. Both major party platforms will denounce ragweed and endorse motherhood, but each will remain silent on the crying ques- SAN FRANCISCO (APi — Relief and reconstruction j tion of the hour, "Shall the dande-1 workers in counties ravaged bv California's most destructive I lion be made America's national flower?" It's too hot an issue for a campaign year. • ' j T ], e t o u O f it no wn dead rcnclii'd in California. 3 in Oropon. BUSINESS—As usual, only morel 40 in California and 12 in Orciion. Early estimaU'S on ch\m;\i:o-stn! so. The nation will hit a 400 billionj Between 20 and 30 persons still are preliminary—are 150 to 170 million dollar income, and 9 out of 10[ reported missing and presumed dead dollars in the widespread ilooriing Flood Toll Mounts; Relief Work Hurried SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relief and rcconstruc workers in counties ravaged by California's most destrui j floods worked earnestly today to speed the restoration job. Americans will ask, "wonder who got my share?" SEX— It will go on as usual, too. No really significant developments in this important field appear on the horizon, although no slump in its present widespread popularity is expected. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS — Calm year. .The cold war betwein Elsn Maxwell and the Duchess of Windsor will continue, but no open violence will flare. Babs Button will abstain from either divorce or marriage. AUTOMATION — A new push button slot machine will make Its appearance in Las Vegas, so patrons can lose their cash without wearing out their those levers. arms pulling INDUSTRY — Motor car sales, after .a brief lag, will spurt tremendously after all firms announce they will give a year's free parW»p; space with the purchase of each new automobile. Color television will become so common you no longer will hnve to,run to the back porch to watch a beautiful sunset; you can gnllot over to your wealthy neighbor's house and see It on his TV sercen. A washing See BOYLE on PH« t City's New Officials Take Over Monday ot a million acres in the peak inundation on Christmas Eve. ! With crisp, clear weather, thei runoff slackened in UP: -still swo'-! len Sacramento nnd Ran Jonquin Rivers. Atop Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada the snowpack reached 98 inches, compared with 35 a year _ , Ellsworth Bunker, president of Blytheville's new mayor and four the Am( . rlc(m Rcd Cross, flew by Foreign Ministry of Gen. Edson L. M. Burns, head of the United Nations truce team, and Dr. Walter Eytan, director general of the Isrnel Foreien Ministry. The truce group earlier blamed both Egypt and Israel for delay on U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjolci's frontier pea c e proposals but indicated there may be some progress soon. Further Discussions In a communique, the truce Ejroup said mrlhrr diseu^ions will he held soon on Hammarskjold's plan. The communique replied to ..n Israeli statement charging that Egypt had reacted negatively to the proposals. The U, N. group sniri: "The government O f Egypt has not yi'-l formulated its finul position on the .secretary general's proposals rind constfK-rs the nesjotin- uons KtiU to 'ie open." Delay Negotiations The communique said "premature introduction of questions beyond the scope" 01' the Hnmmar- skjolcl propo.ial.s by both Enypt and Lsniol had "compiira'/'d negotiations and greatly delayed the.m." HammarskjolcVs proposals, put forward Nov. 3, are reported unof- fiqially to call for: I. Comp'ction of the marKms of the border of the El Auja-Nizami settlers. Four Injured In Accident On North 61 Pour persons were injured shortly before noon today in a three-car , collision on North Highway 61 | three miles north of Blytheville. The four injured persons were taken to Chickasawba Hospital immediately following the wreck but the hospital w;i.<; unable ;it noon to give their identity or extent of their injuries. The accident occurred, investi- j gating officers said, when a car : driven by KU-P;IO Rhodes. 19. of ; Rlythcvilk: collided with the roar : of a Hi51 Chevrolet while aUpmpt- ; ins* to pass a slow moving truck. ; Both cars and the truck were traveling north. The impact of the collision threw iho Chevrolet into t.he pnth of an or.comhii; 19-19 Knrti. Thn?e men passengers in the Chevrolet were injured and a woman traveling alone in the Ford was also injured, officers said. Rhodes was not injured. Sheriff's Deputies Holland Aiken nnd Herman Lane are investigating. line of. a powerful Soviet Union standing confident and powerful In world of waning capitalism i« one which Moscow has been developing with great enthusiasm in recent months—even before the summit conference at Geneva last July. Khruschev and Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganln met Eisenhower at the summit conference and professed to be greatly impressed with the sincerity of his statements about peace and disarmament and his declarations of .interest in avoiding atomic warfare. Rejected Arguments They rejected even then, however, all of his efforts and all of the arguments advanced by Secretary of State Dulles for bringing up the problems of the satellite countries at the Geneva meeting. Subsequently, at the Big Four foreign ministers, meeting at Geneva, in October-November, Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov served notice that the Soviets would never abandon their East German Puppet regime to Hie fate of all German free elections. And he turned down every effort- by Dulles and the British and French foreign ministers to obtain .some lessening of Iron Curtain barriers between East and West. Dulles became pretty well convinced then that the Soviets were extremely sensitive to any maneuver which would tenti to increase freedom in the satellite countries or woaXen in any way the hold of Red leaders on the captive peoples in the Iron Curtain area. Whatever else it may mean, th« attack on Eisenhower today appears to fit into that pattern. Pink Slip Needed To Assess Autos When going to purchase your 1958 ?t£ite auto lacs next month, there is one other thins that is required, in addition to the seven steps outlined yesterday, the Arkansas Revenue Office said this morning. Car owners will be required t-o tal-te their pink registration slips i ;ilontr with thorn when they go to ! the tax a.wssor's office in the Court j House ;o assess their cars, i This point was inadvertantly ! omitted from the list of instructions published in yesterday's issue of the Courier News. Weather councilmen will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Monday for two-year terms at the city's helm. Giving the, oath of office will he Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury. Ceremony will be held in city hall. Those taking office will be Mayor- elect Toler Buchanan and Councilmen K. M. Larkin, Ward 1; J. E. Stevenson Jr., Ward 2; Buddy Terry, Ward 3; and Leslie Moore, Ward 4. . Terry and Moore are incumbents while Larkln and Stevenson are new councilmen. Four councilmen who have one Helicopter today to Stockton nnd to Santa Cruz. He will fly tomorrow to Yuba City and then to Sacramento to confer with Grtv. Goodwin J. Knight. With Ifil disaster workers mobilized from all over the united States, the Red Cross estimates it, will spend five million dollars providing prompt aid to families 'n immediate need in northern California and southern Oregon. Young Man of Year Nominations Are Being Accepted by Jaycees Thoughtful Thieves DALLAS, Tex. (51—Officers who arrested eight men nnd chavReri year to .sorvn are Jesse White, Ward I them with burghiry explained yes- I; Kempcr. Bruton, Warri 2; Rupert! torday why the ring was able to Cm Hon. Ward 3; ctmrlca Llpford, dispose of Us loot so quickly: the Word 4. City appointive officers hflvo r been announced. I men would "take orders," then not would go out nnd steal merclian- dise to fill them. Nominations are now hoiiif; ac- j ccpted for Blytheville's Outstanding j Young Man of 1055, to he announced i at the Junior Chambftr of Com- \ nerce'fi Distinguished Service] Awards Banquet Jan. 1(3. Each year, as a part of Week observance, Bly theville Jaycees honor the eit y's outstanding young man as selected, hy a secret panel mnde up nf civic, nnd business leaders in I he community. Nomination brochures detailtnR the nominees' civic, business »'«! other activities during the year should bt submiled to DSA chair- man Lee Crowe at Farmers Bank and Trust Co. Deadline for entries Is Jan. 10. Persons nominated for the award need not necessarily be in the Jny- cces, Crowe pointed out. In addition to honoring the outstanding young man at the DSA "key men" of their own organlza- banquet, Jnycces also will name five tion and will give their minimi "KOtHl government" award to some local public official. Last year's outstanding young man was Jack Owen. N O K T H EAST ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle and colder this afternoon, tonight and Friday with a chance of freezing rain in the northern counties tonight and Friday. High this afternoon, upper 50s; low tonight, high 20s to mid 30s. MISSOURI — Cold wave warning northeast; much colder this afternoon and tonight with cold wave northeast; temperatures falling this afternoon nnd tonight to near zero northeast to 15-20 southwest by Friday morning; cloudy this afternoon with light rain or drizzle extreme southeast; decreasing cloudiness south partly cloudy north tonJfrhl; Friday partly cloudy and cold; high Friday around 20 north and 25-30 south. Maximum yesterday—62. Minimum tills morning—48. Sunrise tomorrow—7 ;07. Suiisoi. today—4:58. Menu tetnpeniUiTt—H. precipitation 24 hours (7 «.m, to T p,m.)---nonc. M Precipitation Jim. 1 to dfttc—«:00. This l>atc Last Yc" Mnxlmnm y<?st^nl»y--62. Minimum tills morning—39. Precipitation Jan, 1 to d*te—41.79.

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