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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LII—NO. 82 Blythevllle Daily Newt Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Will Welcome Mid-East Arms Ban, Reds Say By WILLIAM L. RYAN LONDON (AP) — Soviet Communist leader" Nikita Khrushchev insisted today Moscow would welcome a ban on all shipments of arms to the explosive Middle East — provided other nations were similarly pledged. * * * - • Egypt Dam Aid Opposed By George Claims U.S. Participation Is 'Unwise 7 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. George (D-Ga) said today he opposes U. S. participation in financing of the proposed Aswan Dam in Egypt. George is chairman 01 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chief spokesman on foreign policy in the Democratic-controlled Congress. He said in an interview he thinks it would be "very unwise to help one of the belligerents in an area of possible conflict while there is no guarantee - of stable peace there," and he continued: "I~ am against making commitments for the Aswan Dam. The situation is bad in the Middle East and I think it would be one of the worst things we could do now. I don't know how we could justify ' ' / Offered'$70' Million ; The United States lias joined | with Britain in offering Egypt 70 million dollars for a start on the dam. The 5G-milHon-dollar U.S portion of this offer is available in foreign aid funds due to rever to the Treasury unless committed before June 30. Later financing would come largely from the World Bank, which has announced substantial agreement with Egypt. Talks are continuing, however, on some thorny side Iss'ues. The Aswan Dam has become something of a bargaining poin In Middle East negotiations since Egypt's Premier Gamal Abde' Nasser indicated he still may consider Russian offers of aid to build the project. Projected as the greatest single structure in the world, the dam would cost an estimated $1,300,000,000 and require from 10 to 15 years to construct. Play Large Part George made it clear that domestic economic considerations play, a large part in his opposition to American participation in the dam construction. He said if the project were bui! and the waters of the Nile backei up for irrigation it might be pos-[ sible that "millions of acres" of land would be planted in cotton. "They could produce enough cotton there to fill up the world market and wipe out these markets for the American grower," he said.- George's home state of Georgia is a major cotton producer. The And Premier Bulganin announced Prime Minister Eden has accepted an invitation to visit the Soviet Union. Bulganin also made it clear the Russians expected Britain to take the lead in improving Soviet relations with the United States. Khrushchev and Bulganin spoke at a mass • farewell news conference shortly before they started homeward nfter a 10-day round of conferences with Eden, anc tour of Britain. They described themselves as well satisfied. Two hours later the Communist boss and Soviet Premier boarded the Soviet cruiser Ordzhoni- kidze in Portsmouth harbor and headed home. The two leaders agreed to swer only written questions from the 500 newsmen crowding Central Hall, hard by the Houses of Parliament. Many of the questions were hostile in tone, and these Khrushchev took for himself. Tired, but in obvious good humor, he deftly and jovially juggled words on Soviet intentions In the-Middle East, the nuclear arms race, prospects i"or a top-level Soviet visit to the United States and prospects for British-Soviet trade. His performance was watched by millions of Britons on television. Khrushchev declared that Russia does not ship arms to anyone. "And we would like there to b no shipments at all," he said. But, he added, "I think we Wouli answer wrongly if we were to sa> that we would not sell arms tc states which urge us to do the reason for that is that ship ments are being made by othe, countries. 'If it were possible to agree through the United Nations or oth erwlse that this would not take he said, "we would onl; welcome that, and we would be prepared to take part in such ar undertaking- which would help bring about peaceful conditions in the trouble areas of the world. Bulganfn predicted that the talks he and Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev had held with Eden during the Soviet leaders' 10-day visit to Britain would lead to a lessening of world tension. Communique Interpretive: Disappointment to All --Mostly to Russians But British Gained a Breathing Spell In Tense Middle East War of Nerves I By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst LONDON (AP) t — The British-Soviet communique ending the 10-day Bulganin-Khrush chev visit is probably disappointing to everyone concerned. But the Russians had more disap aointments than the British. In terms of the modest results of the conferences, the British can claim victory on sev eral counts. The Russians lost a propaganda skirmish and the British gained at least a tern porary breathing spell in the Middle East war of nerves. Soviet Premier Bulganin and Darty boss Khrushchev admitted they were unnerved by the coolness of the British reception. That, coupled with the lack of hard achievement in the talks, explains the solemn mood of the two Russian visitors. The joint statement, while it is the cliches of diplo- indicates Moscow's oaded with macy, still eaders are worried that the world situation might deteriorate into The communique announces mu- •Vorld War m. omething- uncomfortably close to ual pledges, in broad generalities, o work for lessening of tensions, irevention of nuclear war, halting >f the arms race, lessening: war risk in the Middle East and for increased, trade and cultural contracts between East and West. No specific steps are mentioned. Much depends now upon how much the Russians mean of what they say. They say they will do their best to end the arms race "in all parts of the world." Will the Russians still insist that sale a business deal, or will they put of arms to the Arabs is strictly on the brakes? The British seem to think they wilt use brakes, at least for the moment. In any event the com- munique, coupled with the recent Soviet Foreign Office announcement that it ".vas ready to cooperate for Middle East peace, will have the effect of cooling Ara zeal for war with Israel. Th Arabs cannot be sure the flow o communist arms and wherewitha for maintenance of the arms ar guaranteed. There is no guarantee that th arms supply will be reduce either. Thus the future of the Mid die East depends on the futur needs and inclinations of the Rus sians. The section of the communiqu< dealing with disarmament was jus words — a repetition of words spoken many times before. Tin communique did not mention Ger man reunification, but it *admitte( failure to ai?ree on the means to See COMMUNIQUE on Page 12 However, a communique he and Eden signed last night, summing up their talks, indicated little progress toward agreement on major East-West issues. While admitting striking some "undercurrent rocks" in the talks with Eden, Bulganin cautioned against exaggerating the differences. "Whether anyone likes it or not," iie said, "the Soviet Union and Great Britain will find a common M Miab tm u UUJ , anguage on the basic problem of wlth Robcrt Barberi of the maintenance of peace." The Soviet Premier had some harsh words for the U.N. subcom- See MID-EAST on Page 12 UN Chief Begins Cease-Fire Talks with Lebanon Officials BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — U. N. Secretary Dag Hammarskjold began talks here today expected to produce a cease-fire pledge by Lebanon and advance his Middle East peace mission still another step. Bolstered by cease-fire agreements from Egypt and Jordan and a tentative promise from Syria, the secretary general appeared on the verge of setting up a new ring of peace pledges between Israel and all her Arab neighbors. Commission Goes To Work Drafting Zoning Ordinance Blytheville's City Planning Commission last night started the spade work which is to lead to a comprehensive zoning ordinance for the city. ,> t |W/7e Says Marciano Will Retire On an effect to get the Commission rolling on constructive zoning work, its chairman, John C. Me- Haney, this week will assign three commissioners to each one-quarter of the city. They'll make detailed studies of and use in these areas and bring their projected zoning plans 'or their respective quadrants to ,he May meeting of the Commission. Expert on Hand At that time, they'll compare notes the University of Arkansas Municipal Planning Division who has been assigned to assist the commission in various phases of city planning. The Commission has asked Barber to present his ideas of zoning for ^'j^^z'SK^- sh v aid she had r recfiv - paign for re-nomination to the Sen- ™ posltlve »«''™»« from ate this year. Miss Your Paper? As a special service, the Courier Xews maintains a supplemental delivery service for subscribers In Blytheville who fail to j$et their paper. If your paper hasn't arrived by 6:15 on weekdays or 3:15 on Saturdays, call 3-4461 and ask one be delivered you. This service available until 7 p.m. on weekdays, 4 p.m. on Saturday. BJytheville at a May session. From Barber's recommendations and those of the commissioners, Blylheville's first comprehensive zoning law probably will evolve. Barber told the commissioners night he is reluctant to submit zoning recommendations. "The zon- BROCKTON. Mass, tfpj — Worldling law must reflect the needs and heavyweight boxing champion! desires of the people of the city. Rocky Marciano is retiring from [That's why I want it to come from the ring, his wife Barbara said to-j this Commission." Changes Forecast positive assurance from "the] Commission member B. A. Lynch, champion that he was agreeing to 1 , u-ho has headed much of the pre- her wishes. i liminary work on zoning, told Barber .Mr?. Marciano telephoned to lna L "we are looking to .you for Sports Editor Vic Dubuis of the, leadership. You're an expert on 7,011- Brockton Enterprise. - • * • work independlly of each other. Commission members had their eyes opened to the enormity of the task when Barber unfolded a large land-use map of the city. Blytheville's .hap-hazard growth gave a chicken pox-like effect to the map which was keyed in color Areas exclusively residential, commercial or industrial are few. Dotted through each are non-conforming uses. The job won't be accomplished very quickly either, Barber opined. "It would be wonderful if we could complete our work by sometime in June." A public hearing; will precede formal presentation of the ordinance to City Council. Council must take final action before becomes law. the ordinance * Hammnrskjold was to confer with Lebanon's president Camille Chamoun and Foreign Minister Sallm Lahoud. He Is expected to go back to Cairo tomorrow - for<-final talks with Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser. Then he will return to Israel for further conferences with Premier David Ben-Gurlon. 5-Point Plan Sources in Cairo said the secretary general has laid down a five-point plan to keep peace on the Israeli-Egyptian frontier. It reportedly calls for: 1. Withdrawn! "of forces from each side of the line. 2. Roving U.N. patrols along the demarcation lines. 3. Observation posts at critical points. 4. More U.N. observers. 5. Full freedom of movement for U.N. personnel. One hurdle Hammarskjold must clear Is agreement by Israel to suspend plans to divert the waters of the river Jordan, Israel has threatened to go on with the project despite Arab opposition. Act of Aggression Lebanon, Syria and Jordan have all made clear that peace will hinge on whether Israel Intends to continue the river project the demilitarized zone between inke Huleh and the Sea of Galilee. The Arab states warn that they Zhukov Demands Rise in Prestige For Soviet Army MOSCOW iff) — Marshal Georgi .Zhukov has demanded I hat the Communist, party increase the prestige of Russia's armed force's and commanding officers. The defense minister told a spe i • • cial meeting of the armed forces „ , ^V' 8 , , I! 1 " "' B "" d X " link y ° U should give us I commanding political officers yes town neuspap-r. that she had lalk- i something to start on. tei . d!iy Ulat U) j s task should he thl Of, we'll make plenty of House Demos Back Farm Bill Patterned After Ike's Ideas By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, in a fast change of pace, today switched their affections from short-lived new farm subsidy proposals to a 'two-billion-dollar farm bill pat- lf»rnpn affpr PrpsiHpni T^icnnhnurnr'c eiirrrrnefintio terned after President Eisenhower's suggestions. Less thnn 24 hours after propos->> ing It, Democratic farm leaders In the House last night dumped plans to press for "compenstUory payments" to farmers In the form of bad subsidies intended to bring farm prices to the level of 90 per cent of parity. In Its stead, they put forward plans to present n compromise iarm bill containing Elsenhower's soli bank program and other non- controversial provisions of the catch-all measure vetoed two weeks ago by the President. Turned Cold Shoulder The switch, latest In a. series of confused mnneuvers, came after Republican farm belt members and many Democratic House members turned a cold shoulder on cash subsidy payments to farm's. Rep. Cooley (D-NC) said the decision was reached In consideration of Republican predictions of another presidential veto. However, Rep. Poage (D-Tex) said he planned to carry the fight to the floor of the House anyway. Poage was^the original sponsor of the subsidy proposal, which called for cash subsidies equal to the difference between current price supports and 90 per cent of parity. Parity Is a price determined under farm law to be fair farmers In relation to their costs. Cooley, 'meanwhile, prepared a bill for Agriculture Committee Ike's Atom Ship Funds Rejected By House Group WASHINGTON (AP) — An administration request for $37,900,000 to build three experimental merchant ships, including an atomic tanker, \yas turned down today by the House Appropriations Committee. Red Cross Drive in consideration Monday wrapping up a number of features of the vetoed arm bill, including the President's' $1,200,000,000 soil bank.. "Fair Compromise" It would authorize another bll- ion dollars for disposal of farm surpluses, ,nnd a,corn price sup- iort program covering all corn armors, and would write Into law iresent price support levels esttih- Ished administratively by Eisen lower's order nfler his farm bill 'eto. Rep. Hope of Kansas, senior Re- nibllcan on the Agriculture Committee, termed It a "fair com- iromlse." But Hope nnd other GOP House leaders said they would insist also on authority for advance soil bank payments as requested by Elsen- hower. Tills would make available up to 500 million dollars to farmers this year, Cooley's announcement thnt the cash subsidy plan had been abandoned came after a long conference with Hope. The Kansan's refusal to go along with it was regarded as the Influencing factor In the Democratic decision. Mrs. Gillespie Dies in Dyersburg Funeral services for former Blytheville resident, Mrs. J. M. Gllles- in Pie, wilt be conducted at 10 o'clock Three of Four Divisions Show Marked Decreases Blytheville's Red Cross drive is lagging. That was the report today from City Fund Chairman C. O. Czeschln who noted that three of the city's four divisions arc running considerably behind their totals of last year. Only business dlslrlct solicitations have shown an Increase. Czcschln reported. Last year, business firms gave $7,600 while this year they -have kicked In with more thnn J7.800. There, however, the good news ends. Slippage Employee contributions are down from $900 to $000. Residential contributions are of almost 60 percent: from $1,100 las year to only WOO this year. Negro division has dropped by more than half. Last year, It took in $455 whll' It is just 'shy of the $200 mark us of now. As a consequence, the drive Blytiievllle stands at $9,300 as o now. Lust year, $10,200 was collect' cd in the city. All workers arc being urged b; Czeschln to complete solicitations and make their final reports. Workers who have money to bi picked up, or persons wishing to contribute may telephone 2-448 and they will be called on. will consider diversion of the river an act of aggression. The Arabs have balked at participating in a B.S.-sponsored plan for joint utilization of the water. There was no official disclosure on Hamrnarskjold's talks In Amman, which wound up yesterday 3ut informed sources said Jordan vent beyond a cease-fire promise o agree also that local Command- TS .should seek means of avoiding lordcr Incidents. tomorrow morning at Curry Funeral Home In Dyersburg, Tenn. Mrs. Gillespie has been living in Dyersburg. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Lee. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. G. w. Dlllnhunty; and two sons, Emrie Gillespie of Blytheville and Lehman Gillespie of Los Angeles. Also survlvinn are five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. ed with her husband in New YoiKi and that he planned a formal announcement immediately. changes in what you submit, but open discussion of zoning as . Allie Colombo, local manager tori we've been having tonight could be the champion, confirmed the news, Marciano, who will be 33 in Sep- endless." The session lasted about two and tember, will retire with a record of j a half huors. never having been defeated in aj Compromise f '£ ht - , . . i Commission Secretary John Meyer In making his decision. Rocky not] SU gg CS ted the compromise which only acceded to his wife's long-ex- [ McHaney put into action- Barbei pressed wish but those of his moth- • w m .submit a plan and the Comer and lather, also. missioners Will submit one. They'll basis of party propaganda among the troops. The speech was aimed In effec at the methods of army contro that prevailed under Stalin. It was reported In newspaper. Red Star, the army Inspectors Find 900 Fire Hazards in City Only a very few of BIythevilli buildings inspected during the three-day Fire Prevention program in the city got off without criticism on the part of the inspectors. In winding up their work here yesterday, members of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association reported that of 354 buildings inspected. 301 contained fire hazards. A total of 816 recommendations were made, to property owners—an average of nearly three per build- in);. Now the Chamber of Commerce and Blytheville Fire Department are asking that owners take prompt action in ridding their property oijder were: these threats to fire safety. Merchants were "most cooperative" in permitting the inspector: to enter their buildings and make inspections, John Raines, president of the Fire Prevention Association, said. He labeled the Bltyhcvllle Inspection "one of the finest" of the 44 conducted so far in the Association's nine-year history. Results of the Chamber's fire prevention poster contest which was run off in city schools was announced as the fire prevention event ended yesterday. Taking a «5 first prize was Reuben Chandler. Finishing In this or- Carolyn Marshall, Wilson White, Phillip Hord and Will Allen Plck- ard. Mary Bonita Walls won $6 as the Negro school winner. Gloria Rockett, Margaret Allen Lois Jean Shaw and W. C. Cren- 'shaw were ranked behind her. Harvey Morris, member of the Chamber's Fire Prevention Committee, headed the poster contest. Bill Williams, chairman of the committee, handled the overall program. More thnn 30 members of the Arkansas Association were in town to conduct Inspection and educational programs during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Red Magazine Defends Stalin MOSCOW {/PI— The authoritative magazine Kommunlst today called Stalin "one of the strongest Marxist" and said it is wrong to consider recent criticism as a rejection of all his works. "All that Is of value must be tak en from Stalin's works, examining with a critical eye the wrong concepts theere are in them," said the magazine of world communism. Siamese Twins Born FARGO, N.D. (/Pi— Siamese twin Kirls were born yesterday lo a 27- year-old mother. They were joined from chest to abdomen Doctors reported the infants In satisfactory condition and said they were study- Ing the case for the possibility ol separating them. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mcubaucr. Soviet Seamen Wanted to Leave, Red Delegates Say UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Ml — The Soviet Union's U. N. delega tlon says five Russian seamen who gave up U. S. asylum and returned to Russia went back of "their own freely expressed will." A statement from the delegation denied that Russia's chief U. N delegate, Arkady A. Sobolev, pres. sured the five men into going home. The State Department Wednesday demanded the recall of two low-rank Soviet delegation members, Aleksandr K. Guryanov and Nikolai Turkln, charging they engaged In "particularly objectionable acts" In connection with the case. It also warned Sobolev to adhere strictly to his U. N. lunctions while In the United States on diplomatic status. Nicholson Named To Committee W. B. Nicholson, Blytheville's Superintendent of Schools, has been named lo the President's Committee or Traffic Safety. Nicholson was appointed a dele- late to the Southern Regional Conference of the committee May 14-15 In Miami Beach. Graham Film In Osceola OSCEOLA — The Billy Graham film, "Mr. Texas," will be shown at Calvary Baptist Church in Osceola Sunday at 7:30. The film will feature Beverly Shea and the 1,000-voice Crusade Choir. Steele's Paper Changes Hands STEELE — J. O. Weaver, StceLc postmaster, today said he has pur- chttsed the Stcele Enterprise from Kendall Berry, Blytheville businessman nnd Investor. The weekly newspaper hns been leased for the; past several years to Wilburn Mathis. Weaver indicated he would have a future announcement regarding management of the paper. Weather NORTIIKAST ARKANSAS: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Continued warm this afternoon. Widely scattered showers or thundershowers Saturday. High this afternoon mid I's; tow tonight near 60. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy windy and continued warm this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms cast portion; partly cloudy south, mostly cloudy north and considerably colder tonight and Saturday; low tonight 30s northwest to about 50 southeast; high Saturday 50s northwest to about 70 extreme southeast. Minimum thin mornliiK—fll. Maximum yealmliiy—fl.v HunrlKt tomorrow—5:13. Sunset today— 6/,l. Menu tcmpenitiirB—73. Precipitation 24 lioiira (7 a.m. to 7 .m.)—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dull!—21.53. This I)Ate Last. Year Maximum yesterday—78. Minimum this morning—55. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this data — 0.11. Lose a Puppy? Better Pick It Up Quick Anybody lose a cute little blonde cocker spaniel puppy? If so, he'd better call at the home of Mrs. Allen Oullion right quick. Mrs. Gullion found the pup house and says her family is becoming pretty attached to it. She'd like the owner to show up so parting won't be any more difficult. Her address Is 1128 Chicksawba. * The money had been included In the 51,522,873,000 President El- senhower sought to finance the Commerce Department and related agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1. The committee out the over-all request to $1,382,003,000. . The House Merchant Marine Committee had questioned the authority of the Maritime Administration to build the ships even If the money were provided. Highway Funds Cut Ninety-eight million, was chopped from the 285 million requested for maritime activities and 25 millions from the 800 millions asked for fedoral-ald highway work. However, the money approved for the highway program is 35 millions more than Congrees appropriated lor the current year. For the census Bureau the commute recommended l, 3 /4 million to start a census of governments, a million for a national housing survey, nnd. >«5p,000 to. prepare for 1058 censuses or business, transportation, manufacturers and mineral Industries. The Civil Aeronautics Administration was allotted 196 million n cut of 6ti million. The committee earmarked a large chunk of CAA money for construction of 16 new rndur centers and Improvement of existing radar. Other allotments included $37,000,000 for -the Wenthcr Bureau, including an extra million dollnrs for hurricane nnd tornado research. Police Finish Training Class Force Members, Others Receive Certificates Blythcville's city Police Department 1ms completed its course of training under direction of the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University. L. B. Sullivan, Hudson R. Hamm and Capt. w. D. Mc'Glbbony, the tatter of the Arkansas State Police, conducted the course. Officers received their certificates at a fish fry at Walker Park Wednesday night. In addition to the members of the department, A. L. Woolley and J. O. Russell of the Dyersburg, Tenn.. C. W. Short, H. D. Burns, Gilbert Virce participated the course, Mann, Buford Young, Elbert Alley, E. II. Downs, Fred Hodge, Calvin G. McNair, R. T. Roberts. Sam Smith, Max Koonce, Bert Boss and Willie 'loppcr are officers who completed .he course. George Ford Jr., Bobby Nowlin iml Llyod Crecellus also completed, .he course of training. Two Negroes. James Fowler and 3. C. Morris, also received their :ertificates for having completed the work at Wednesday night's affair. McGuire to Capital Blytheville Chamber of Com- nerce Manager Jada McGuire left 'or Washington, D. C., today to at- .end the U. S. Chamber of Commerce meeting. Ten Feared Dead as Blast Wrecks Building in Virginia PULASKI, Va. f/P> — A restaurant owner lit a match to a gas heater nnd touched off an explosion and fire today that leveled a three-story brick building with the possible loss of 10 lives. The blast rocked the old business section of this manufacturing town of 9,000 and in a matter of minutes the building was a giant torch. It housed a restaurant, two shops and a Salvation Army transient home on the ground level. Seven families "Ived in upper-floor apartments. Pour survivors of the 15 or 16 believed In the building 1 were hospitalized and one 'unidentified body WPS recovered. Police Lt. G, E. Boiildln said he believed 10 to 12 bodice were in the smouldering ruins. Only the back wall and a small section of the side Wall were still standing when the firemen finally, put down the flames. A witness said the blast lifted the roof which then crumpled Inward. A National Guard company from the Pulaskl-Radford area was ordered on duty. Police Chief Lee S. Boothe said it probably would be late afternoon before the charred ruins could be examined carefully. W. J. Mahaffey, the restaurant operator, sftid he was met with a roaring explosion when he'Struck a match to the gas heater at about 6 a.m. Mahaffey, a man in his 70s, was hospitalized with undetermined. Injuries.

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