The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 29, 1955
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PAOB BMHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWI SATURDAY, JANUARY 38, IBM Bid to Settle Power Fight Is Failure Legislative Battle Looms In Assembly LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Secret negotiations to settle peacefully the brewing legislative battle between Arkansas' electrical co-operatives and private power, companies have failed. A spokesman for the co-operatives said last night that the coops will attempt to gain passage of two bills now before the state Senate with the addition of only two amendments designed to appease opponents. "We attempted to work out our differences but the negotiations have completely failed," said Harry L. Oswald, executive manager of the Arkansas State Electric Co-operative. "As far as we are concerned," replied R.E. Ritchie, president of Arkansas Power & Light Co.. "the negotiations are still open. We'll meet with the co-op people any time." No Common Ground Ritchie said that. the attorney for the rural co-operatives, John R. Thompson, had notified him by telephone that there appears to be no common ground in the dispute, and no reason for further peace talks. The dispute between the rival power interests revolves around two bills, both of which passed the House as submitted the co-operatives. One of the bills would allow co-operatives to sell any surplus power which they might generate, and is designed to clear the way for construction of a 300,00 kilowatt steam generating plant by the cooperatives. The other would freeze the co-operatives' territory, and is aimed at making certain that the co-ops will lose no customers to private companies. Oswald says the proposals will Strengthen the co-ops' position in Arkansas, and stabilize the Arkansas power market. AP&L Board Chairman C. Hamilton Moses charged at a public hearing that the bills would deprive private | firms of customers, and place the • co-ops in an unfair competitive position. Efforts to reach a compromise came to light yesterday when the sponsor of the "territory" bill. Sen. W.J. (Jack) Hurst of Rector, amended it. Same Rates Hurst's amendment says that any co-op which serves a municipality will pay exactly the same tax rates which a private utility would pay in the town. Behind this rider is an attempt to win over to the co-op cause the mayors of 15 Arkansas cities, who showed up at the public hearing to fight Hurst's bill. All of them expressed the fear that if a co-op comes into their cities, the municipal government will lose revenue. Questioned by a reporter. Sen. Hurst said the amendment was a result of negotiations between Thompson and Moses. "I talked to those fellows two hours last night and tried to settle some of AP&L's arguments against my bill," said Hurst, who indicated he thought the negotiations were to be continued. Last night, Oswald said Sen. J.O. Porter of Mulberry, sponsor of the second bill, which would make way for the 'generating plant, would amend his bill Monday to wipe out any objection from private power interests. This amendment would place the co-operatives under regulations of the state Public Service Commission, which now reigns over private utilities. Obituary Rites Sunday For P. B. Acuff, Caruthersville CARUTHEHSVILLE — Funera services for pinkie Burgess Acuff Sr., 68, will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church here. Owner and operator of People's Oil Company, he died of a hear attack at 12:25 Thursday afternoon at his home, located at 200 Eas Eleventh Street. The Rev. D. K. Foster of Biggers Ark., will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery here with graveside services held by the local Odd- fellows Lodge. The body will lie in state at his home until time of services. H. S Smith Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Acuff had been suffering from a heart ailment for about eight years. He was born in Braggadocio, Mo,, and moved here upon completing high school. He had been owner and operator of the oil company for the past 30 years, >. Mr. Acuff was a member of the Baptist Church and the I.O.O.F. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Delphia Acuff; two sons, Pinkie B. Acuff, Jr., of Caruthersville and William Acuff, a student at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Constance Cullum of Caruthersville and Mrs. Evelyn Mills Lawes of Denver, Colo.; a brother, William Acuff of St. Louis, Mo., and a half- brother, John B. Acuff of Russellville, Ark. Winsteod Rites Held Wednesday CARUTHERSVILLE — Funeral services for Jesse Ballard Winstead, 78, retired farmer, were held Friday afternoon at LaForge Funeral Home Chapel here. Rev. O. E. Moss, minister of the Church of ihrist, officia ted. Burial was in Maple Cemetery here. Mr. Wlnstead died Wednesday at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospi- nl in Hayti after a long illness. He was born in Greenway, Ark. His wife preceded him in death by several years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Manis of St. Louis. Mo.; two sons. Everett Winstead of Caruthersville and Nolan Winstead of Detroit, Mich., and a brother, John Winstead of Greenway, Ark. Halbrook Infant Services Held Services for Johnny L. Halbrook, two-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Halbrook. were conducted yesterday nt Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. .Bill Cook. Burial was in Memorial Park Crmetery. He leaves his parents and one sister, Deborah. The child was found dead in its bed at its home at 701 Chickasawba Thursday. TAKES OVER - Robert F. Kennedy, 29, 1s the new chief counsel of the Senate Investigating Committee. He replaces the controversial Roy Colin with whom he feuded while serving as assistant and minority counsel for two years. The feuding broke out into the open at the Army-McCarthy hearings last spring. IKE Forte Services Are Tomorrow Funeral services for Lt. rjg.) Josiah Form. Jr.. 2(J, will be conducted in Chirksville. Tenn., tomorrow at 3 p. m. Lieutenant Forte, a Navy jet pilot, was killed when his plane crashed 40 miles southwest of Bordeaux. France. He was a 1951 Princeton graduate. a Frequent Blytheville visitor and the grandson of Mrs. T. J. Mahan. Rice Farmers Adopt Controls LITTLE ROCK M>) — Arkansas rice farmers led the nation's pro- Continued from Page 1 public was forced to take this step to avoid' lo.siny its leadership over the Arab Lnayue. This would be inevitable if other Arab states, such as Lebanon and Jordan, followed Iraq in iblateral pacts with ducers yesterday in voting lor strict. marketing controls over this years' crop. Their vote also assured them of high price supports. The vote in nine of the 10 rice producing states ran about 9 to 1 for controls—15,834 to 1,6-12—but in Arkansas more than 96 per cent of ] the producers . favor of the restrictions. The Arkansas count was 4,282 to 153. It is the first rice growers ever have approved federal regulations. A 1938 election—the last one held— rejected the proposal. . Luther Taylor Top* Chemistry Class Luther Taylor of Blytheville has been awarded a Handbook of Chemistry and Physics by the Chemical Rubber Publishing Co., at George Feabod-y College, Nashville, Tenn. The award 1= given each year to the freshman student who has made the highest achievement tat the 1954-56 academic year. (Continued from Page 1) as the off-shore islands of Quemoy and Matsu, with the possibility of strikes at the mainland if Com rnunists mass there for an attack on Formosa. Only Sens. Langer (R-ND), Lehman (D-Lib-NY), and Morse tlnd- Ore) voted "no" on final passage. They said they did so-because of this latter provision. Amendment Defeated They were the remnants of a small band that reached its top strength in a 74-13 vote defeating an amendment by Lehman to strip is provision from the resolution. Two other proposed amendments were defeated by roll call votes even more decisively. Both would bave restricted the general grant of authority. Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican leader, called the final vote "a great demonstration of na- ional unity." Sen. George (D-Ga), celebrating lis 77th birthday today, said it was 'a very, very gratifying vote" topping off the fight he led to get speedy and nearly unanimous ac- ion on the request for congressional backing the President made only ast Monday. The final passage votes of 43 Republicans and 42 Democrats overrode the contention of the crit- cj5—that the President already has .he requested powers, that Congress was writing a "blank check" ?.nd an "advance declaration of war." However, some of those who voted in the end for the extraordinary measure said they did so ith misgivings. This was attested by the fact that 10 Democratic senators who supported the resolution on the final roll call joined with Lehman. Langer and Morse in sup- lort of Lehman's losing aniend- nent. "Far-Reaching; Consequences" They were Sens. Byrd of Vir- jinia.'FulbrlBht of Arkansas, Humphrey of Minnesota, Kefauver of Tennessee, Kilgore of West Virginia, Long of Louisiana, Mansfield and Murray of Montana, McNamara of Michigan and Neuberger of Oregon. Among these, Byrd put into the record a .statement in which he cautioned Americans not to "underestimate (he far-reaching consequences" of the step that was taken. "We all hope it will bring stability and peace in the far east," he said, "but it may bring war It may resolve (into) an inland war with China, which would br interminable." He -said the resolution puts thi country into "close partnership" with Nationalist leader Chiang Ka: shek, adding that when the critical time conies Chiang "may place his ambitions (to recapture China' above the welfare of his American partner." Eisenhower has said he alone will make the decision if any military action is ordered to protect off-shore islands or to strike against the mainland. Turkey and thus indirectly with the West. Unless there is a tm tinucs 400 Hurt on Ice snag;, it appears that the week-long conference will turn out to be the nio.^t encouraging development for the West since relations with the thin on n=r cent 01 ' Arab wol ' ld wcrc embittered by ^"tneV baS»; is; r^^xr rcsulted "JTSJmSX*, n* tffSS2£«b,%£XSi Ior - Jet. B/yfhevi//« Student Receives Scholarship James L. Lucius of Blytheville has. been awarded life Paula M. Robertson scholarship In mathematics at Mississippi State College, Starksvllle. Mr. Lucius Is the first to receive the »50 scholarship. He is a senior to MM •ehoM at •ducatton. Navy Jet Breaks Climb Record NORFOLK. Va. lift— For the second time in three days, a record for a climb to 10.000 feet has been set by a Navy PJ3 Fury Jet plnne. Lt. Cmdr. William J. Manby Jr., 34, a native of South Bend, Ind., was Limed yesterday in 73.2 seconds on a fourth try at the mark at the nearby Occna Naval Air Station. The unofficial clocking, by members of his squadron from the time he started moving down the runway until he hit 10,000 feet, was almost 10 seconds faster than the record of 83 seconds set two days earlie Girlt Complete Church Work Phase Annie Pearl Harris, Pearlle Mae Thurman and Betty L. Brown were awarded their red arm bands for completing the first phase of work In the Junior Rod Circle girls or- gnnlnztion of Pilgrim Rest Church. Mrs. Luondus Thoinai 1( lender of the group. VIENNA, Austria i;P>—More than -100 persons were treated during the night in Vienna for broken bones, cuts and bruises suffered in . falls on the city's icy streets. From Wednesday night to yesterday at midday, city hospitals treated 600 others who fell. Queen Elizabeth I was ruler during England's Golden Age. In Osceola ... You may buy the Courier News at Cramer's Cafe and Reidy Drugs More Cotton Acres Opposed By Benson WASHINGTON (ffl — Southern congressmen fighting for increased cotton acreage allotments apparently are going to have Agriculture Secretary Benson as one of their obstacles. A spokesman for the Agriculture Department said yesterday that Benson is opposed to proposals to increase 1955 cotton acreage allotments. Benson reportedly based his stand on grounds that the present allotments conform with provisions of the farm law, that cotton growers voting in a recent referendum approved the control program, and that present reserves should not be increased. The 1955 quota has been set at 18,100,000 acres compared with 21,. 400,000 last year and about 25 million acres planted in 1953 when there were no controls. Southern Congressmen contend the reduction Is too drastic and threatens to wipe out many small producers. EVACUATION (Continued from Page 1) sped over the mainland and dropped,rice and leaflets on six provinces. Nationalist quarters were none too happy over the schedule meeting Monday of 'the U.N. Security Council to consider a ceasefire in the offshore island area. They expressed fear that a cease-fire would have n chain reaction effect to the Communists' advantage. They undeniably hope the Communists will refuse acceptance. Swift U.S. FSB Sabrejets, the master of Communist jets during the Korean War, sit at combat ready on Formosa and Okinawa fields. Long range bombers are deployed at a string of U.S. bases from Alaska to the Philippines. The new U.S. policy for Formosa permits President Eisenhower :o act on his own decision—against the Chinese mainland if necessary —in the growing crisis. He can order U.S. military forces to fight for the protection of Formosa, the Pescadores and "related positions and territories." The latter could include Nationalist island outposts close to the Chinese mainland, such as Quemoy and Matsu. Chinese Red artillery on newly- captured Yikiangshan Island is within range of the Tachens, two 'mall islands held by a garrison of 15,000 Nationalist troops and iiierrillas and sheltering 15,000 ci- •ilians. The Reds have thrown air strikes against the Tachens mounted by as many as 200 planes, including MIG15 jets. Intelligence sources have estimated the Communists have as T.any as 1,500 warplanes at main- and bases within striking distance of the Tachens. Supporting them are 400,000 bat- .le-tested Communist troops and security forces in the two coastal provinces of Chekiang and Fukien opposite Formosa, according to Nationalist intelligence officers. U.S. Navy and Air Force commanders were awaiting the official ^ignal to protect the Tachens evacuation when it is ordered. Washington sources said Vice Adm. Alfred M. Pride's 7th Fleet would be reinforced momentarily by the 1st Amphibious Group commanded by Rear Adm. Lorenzo S, Sabin Jr. Sabin flies his flag on the command ship Estes. AEC Says 1954 Hydrogen and Atom Tests Opened Promising New Research Areas By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Science Reporter WASHINGTON WT—The Atomic Energy Commission said today results of its 1954 hydrogen and atom bomb tests have steered It into "new areas of research . . . that hold promise of additional major developments." In its semiannual report to Congress for the last half of last year, the commission said it is moving also toward another result: "The stockpiling of weapons adding large potential to our defensive power." No Details The report gave no details of the results obtained at the Pacific proving ground i n the Marshall Islands, where Operation Castle was conducted In the spring of 1854 But it said that "the evaluation of the results . . . confirmed the pre- castle promise of most significant progress in design, development and proof test of weapons." It reported also it is about ready for n new series of tests, scheduled next month in Nevada, presumably dealing with less powerful atomic weapons and their application to tactical use. "The new tests are required," the commission said, "to obtain scientific knowledge essential to development and utilization of nuclear weapons for defense of this Farm Prices Up Two Per Cent During Month WASHINGTON (#>>— Farm prices rose 2 per cent between mid-December and mid-January, thus staying just a bit ahead of farm costs which went up nearly l'~ per cent over the same period. The Agriculture Department which reported this yesterday, said the farm price average is about 6 per cent below a. year ago, 9% per cent under what it was two years ago when President Eisenhower entered the White House, and 22 per cent lower than the record high in February 1951 when the Korean War was going on. Higher prices received by farmers for cattle, chickens, strawberries, lettuce and snap beans were credited by the department with chief influence on the mid-December to mid-January average price rise. Blytheville Man Named to Post Graham Sudbury. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sudbury of Blytheville, has been elected president of the University of Arkansas chapter of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, it was announced this week. The University chapter of the men's leadership organization was named the outstanding chapter in the nation at the group's national biennial convention In Indianapolis, Ind., last month. The award marked the third time the chapter had been designated as most outstanding of the fraternity. Mr. Sudbury, a. senior, will serve during the spring semester. He represented the chapter at Arkansas as delegate to the recent convention, and was secretary of the group for the fall semester. Greene County Votes 'Wet' PARAGGULD, Ark. (/P)—Greene County voted "wet" by 23 votes yesterday in what probably will be Arkansas' last local option liauor vote not held on a general election day. The vote was 3,126 to 3,103 against prohibition. A few hours after the balloting started Gov. Orval Faubus signed into law a bill requiring that all local option liquor elections be held on a general election day. U.N. Continued from Page I Soviet Union — like the United States, Britain and France — can veto proposals classed as "substantial. " But these sources said the bid to invite the Chinese Communists would be ruled merely "procedural", and so rio veto would be possible. The proposed cease-fire would apply to Nationalist-held islands near the Chinese mainland—which Congress has authorized President Eisenhower to protect with U. S. forces if he deems them essential to the defense of Nationalist-held Formosa and the Pescadores. Sir Leslie Knox Munro of New Zealand, the Council's January president, summoned the body in response to a letter he had written requesting an "early meeting." Not Formosa Munro's letter proposed consideration of "the question of hostilities in the area of certain islands off the coast of the mainland of China." At a news conference, he said he meant the Tach ens, Quemoys and other offshore islands—but not Formosa and the Pescadores. He said New Zealand "expects that the government of Peiping will be invited to attend, and we trust that" its representatives will attend." Nobody has yet circulated a cease-fire resolution to Council members, and no sure signs were forthcoming whether either the Communists or Nationalists would accept a cease-fire. Red China's Premier Chou Enla; said Monday he would not. Sounded out again yesterday by the British, he did not disclose his latest reaction. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, similarly sounded out by the British promised last night that Moscow would consider the idea. But he said the United States must 'end its aggressive actions" in the Formosa region. Parole Denied WAvSHINGTON UP—A parole ap- ilication by Elmer Dobn, one of two St. Louis police officers convicted of perjury in connection wit'.i the Grcenlease kidnap-slaying case, was denied Thursday by the Federal Parole Board. Z/p;;/, but Healthful CHICAGO (/Pi—The air temperature was around zero and the water. was about 34 degrees, but William WohL. 45, an Aurora, 111., railroad brakcman. took a swim in La'ze Michigan anyway- He takes a dip every day because, he says, it keeps him healthy. FERIILIZER at SPECIAL PRICS POTASH-60% Granular $47.85 ton AMMONIUM NITRATE LIKE - - 47.00 ton (20.5% Nitrogen) AMMONIUM NITRATE 81.25 ton (33.5% Nitrogen) - These prices include loading your truck at the warehouse - NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR BOOKINGS BUY NOW WHILE OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE HENDERSON SEED CO. HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH PHONE 2-2860 nation and the free world," The AEC gave not even a hint of what it is working on in the hydrogen weapons field, but there is ground for speculation that it involves work toward: New Cheaper Methods New and cheaper techniques for making H-bombs, .including dispensing with the A-bomb trigger now required to explode them; and New varieties of hydrogen weapons, including warheads for intercontinental guided missiles. The commission devoled only a small portion of its report to the military applications of nuclear energy, and of necessity avoided disclosing secrets in what it did say. It went into more detail «* other phases of its work—development of new types of atomic reactors, medical developments, research activities and its administration of the program which has cost the government more than 13 billion dollars to date. Cites New Law Among other highlights. of ' report ; 1. In the commission's view, the event of "greatest significance" in the last six months was the enactment of the new atomic energy law placing "added emphasis on the development of peacetime uses of atomic energy," including the quest for economic Industrial power from the atom. 2. Both domestic and foreign production of raw uranium ore increased, and mined ore is currently piling up faster than it can be processed into working materials. Processing plants are being expanded and new ones are in prospect. 3. Production of the pay-off materials of atomic energy—uranium 235, plutonium, and explosive hydrogen—-"continued to equal or exceed established schedules." 4. "Important advances" came out of physical research, Including fabrication of an atomic energy byproduct into a new potential weapon for the war on cancer.. 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