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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 269 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally Newl . BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Zhukov Named To Head Soviet DefenseSystem Bulganin Pledges Military Buildup MOSCOW (AP) — Georgi K. Zhukov, top Soviet military hero and a warm wartime acquaintance of President Eisenhower, was appointed the new defense minister of the Soviet Union today. Immediately after the announcement, the Supreme Soviet (Parliament) was informed that Georgi K. Malenkov, who resigned yesterday as premier, has been named a deputy premier and minister of power stations. Both nominations were made by the new Premier, Nikolai A. Bul- ganin, until yesterday the defense minister. A marshal of the Soviet Union, Buiganin still wore his army uniform at today's meeting of this momentous session. Bulganin, in his first speech as Premier, pledged his government to work unswervingly to expand the Soviet Union's heavy industry in order to build up Soviet armed Ike Sees Discontent In Soviet But New Lino Won't Change U. S. Policy WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower said today the shakeup in the Soviet high command reflects internal dissatisfaction in Russia. The President said at a news conference the shakeup will bring no change in basic United States policy aimed at achieving a Just and lasting peace. And, the President said, he does not believe the developments necessarily mean that Russia has launched on a calculated tougher policy toward the United States. But, he added, the Russians will say anything which suits their purposes and the United States must remain alert. Knows Xhukov Eisenhower recalled that he became acquainted with Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov during World War II and knew him as u competent soldier—a well trained military leader. But .Eisenhower s»id he could scarcely interpret what the up- Nikita S. Khrushchev, first secre- pointment of Zhukov as Soviet do tary—and boss—of the Communist fensc minister means xo far as the party. possibility of \vorld pence Is con living standards, Unanimous Approval He spoke just before the appointments of Malenkov and Zhukov were announced. Both appointments were unanimously approved by a show of hands of the 1,300-member Parliament's joint session in the great Kremlin Palace. Bulganin occupied the defense ministry post until this afternoon when he asked Parliament to re lieve him. Today's sessions spotlighted another outstanding Soviet war hero. Marshal Ivan S, Konev, who headed the tribunal that condemned the secret police chief, L. P. Beria. to death in December, 1953. I. an address to the cheering Parliament, he asserted that the U.S.S.R.'s armed forces have "all kinds of weapons for the complete defeat of aggressors." Zhukov'.s appointment to the defense ministry is another step in a profound shakcup of the Soviet government which now underscores tne powerful influence of AT SOYBEAN MEETING — W. H. Wyatt (seated at desk, center; yesterday morning presided over a meeting of soybean growers, crushers and brokers who are preparing a case to pre- sent at a USDA hearing in Memphis Monday. USDA is considering chan^i.-u classification of the Ogden bean from yellow to* green. {Courier S'ews Photo) Growers, Crashers and Brokers m^. I >^ I »^ I */" * r™ * / lands. Officers said 13.900 civilians I posed new sewer system. L/ I/—« *••« I I /••* /~4 f\ »-» U /"\ f* I /~f f f I T I f* f~V 4" I /"* »*» I— I f~1 *•"» 4- i had been removed. A few scat-: At last night's City Council meet-1 By comparis- I* I (J I I \^j(J(lf~ll |\ trC- LL/.J JL / L(_V J 1 I C *l I I II Jill wed groups in the hills will be i ing. Chamber of Commerce Secre- natures obtaine ' «•*««. I I. X^ V^VX.X-1 1. I XV«<-I.V*.*/W*.J fcx.vtu.v,'! L I L%^ I LL embarked as soon as possible. tary-Manager Worth D. Holder, re- total up by oa Red Chinese Down U. S. Navy Plane *•* * * * * # * Navigation Error Blamed TAlPEH, Formosa (AP) — Communist antiaircraft batteries today shot down a U. S. Navy AD Skyraider in the first serious incident reported in the Tachen Islands evacuation of Chinese Nationalists. The Navy said the carrier-based plane had "misnavigated" and possibly had flown over th; Rod Chinese mainland. The pilot ditched four miles west of the Tachens. He and two crew members were picked up by a Nationalist ship. They suffered only minor cuts and bruises. An officer aboard the amphibi-t • ous flagship USS Estes said the { Progress Is Seen On Sewer Project Navy dees not consider the inci-j dent "a hostile act" because "ihe AD apparently made too wide a turn and was off-limius." Last Civilians Loaded The pilot's name was given as U- (J.G.j W. J. Oheren. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy completed loading the last organized group of civilian evacuees on South Tachen early today and began tak- ng; Nationalist soldiers off the Want of about 200 signatures right now seems to be the only thing.standing in the way of Blytheville and its pro- Approximately 20 soybean crushers, growers and brokers met yesterday and drafted plans for battling the proposed change in classification of the Ogden soybean — Mississippi j barked and headed for resettie- County's top bean variety. ™ At Keelung, a north Formosan I Porting to Council in behalf of the port, 3,753 Tachen islanders, de-j Chamber Sewer Committee, told Council an estimated 200 additional Senate Rejects Bid For Highv/ay Funds " j southern district. | ment centers. They are the first + Bill Wyatt who'll speak at a | evacuees to reach Formosa from (Memphis u. S. Department of Ag-f the threatened islands 200 miles, jriculture hearing in behalf of thei n orth since the U.S. 7th Fleet coura e ea ! Arkansas Farm Bureau, presided moved in to cover the operation. 1 over yesterday's session. Although the Reds made no di| USDA is conducting five hear- rect move to interfere with the ings on the proposed grading and evacuation. It was plain they were classification changes. j manning their guns around the The Memphis hearing will be j clock. conducted Monday at 2 p, m. Jn Yesterday the;* fired at three carrier-based U.S. planes .which ventured too close to their batteries. One plane, which Vice Adm. signatures would put the southern improvement district over. He said the committee is "en- ison, the last 70 sig- ied have brought the ily 321,500. Still needed are signatures from owners of $44,000 (again tax book value) of property. Duplications It first was reported, Mr. Holder pointed out, that only some 530,000 by progress thus far, j was needed before the current but said more persons are needed! drive began, to give ah assist in canvassing the However, he said, some sign; tures represented duplications and Hotel Pea body. Would be Green Beans Under the proposal, the Ogden corned. Most questions at the President's well attended news conference- there were 230 newsmen present- dealt with the reshuffle in the Soviet government. The questions developed these points: ATOMIC WEAPONS—Eisenhower said there certainly is no proof Russia has surpassed the United States in development of the hydrogen bomb and other atomic weapons. This was in response to a request for comment on Soviet See IKK on Page 5 Gas Plan Set West of Lake Leachville and Moncttc Give Their Approval .Leachville and Monette voters yesterday forped the final link in the chain of municipal action which will briny natural gas to four communities west of Blytheville. Voters in Leachville accepted the ga.s bond plan by 130-22 while Monette okayed the issue. M7-12. Uiidnr the plan, in which Manila and Dell have already given approval, bonds will be sold to cover expenses oi installing mains and lateral linos. The.se bonds will be retired by operational revenues and wi]J not affect tax rates. Arkansas-Missouri, Power Co., which will lease the sys- j tern, will guarantee bond retire-1 me nt- Dell and Manila approved the plan last week. Ark-Mo's chief gas engineer, Jack Cuadra, said mid-April is the target date for letting of first contracts. The company hopes to have gas In all the towns by next heating season. party Minor Post As for Malenkov, it was noted that his new ministry is a rather minor post for a man who" had occupied such eminence. But on the other hand, the Soviet Union Ls engaged in a vast electrification program which could lend to Mai- enkov's new ministry more importance than it otherwise might hold. He demonstrated his ability within a vast program of reconstruction left in the wake of the Nazi in- vri_sion. Malenkov succeeds A. S. Pav- lenko in the new ministry. Pav- lonko was dismissed. Malenkov's appointment empha- sises the determination of this regime to carry out its heavy industry and defense industry programs rather than concentrate on the production of consumer goods, a program first promulgated by Mal- enkov in August, 1953. Great applause greeted the changes. The changes gave added significance to the words of Foreign See RUSSIA on Page 5 posal. The vote indicated that the bill itself is doomed. LITTLE ROCK (APJ — Arkansas cities sought yesterday to compromise their bill to get three million dollars in high- bean would be classified a green: A]fred way construction funds, but the stale Senate rejected the pro-: be f" wh | ere it , hastn&wt enjoyed aj mander J - — - -- - - - .__.._. J . _ *• yelllow bean classification. | , . Actually, under the proposal, i Sen. Lawrence Blackwell, who is |tnis area ' S Ogden varic . ties would! pushing the House measure in the; draw a mixed bean classification since some of the beans bleach out in ihe pod while seed coats of others remain green. 25-Cent Penalty On formation of the southern dis-jwhen these 1 were withdrawn from trie, City Council will be free to! the total, the balance grew larger.- begin selling bonds and may in- j Encouraging, he stated, is the struct the engineer to draw up final plans and specifications. Proviso fact that Workers reporting to date have had only five refusals in over 70 .contacts. Late Bulletins— Senate, offered the amendment, which would have (1) set out that no funds needed by the Highway WASHINGTON (A - The Securi- Department for matching'federal ties and Exchange Commission to- imonev woul(] he endangered and day approved financing to start ;,->,' work on the controversial Dixon- Yates power project, MIAMI BEACH, Fla. tiating committees for — Nego- the AFL highway maintenance funds would not be tapped by the cities. The Senate voted 14-14 to defeat the amendment, which required a and CIO today agreed to n historic! m "J° ritv of tllose voting for ap- mcrger of their rival labor union ! Provai. Seven senators didn't vote, groups into a single powerful fed-! Under the bill, which ha? been eration. ! passed by ihe House, three million dollars in highway construction Pride, 7th Fleet com said "inadvertently came within, range of a small Communist island," got three small holes in one wing. Xo Interference There were no reports of interference with the vessels taking the evacuees to a new life in Formosa. Council laid down the proviso j Nearly 500 property owners have that bonds on the disposal and \ not been contacted or have not This would bring a 25-cent bushel penalty in regard the • _ I Local newspapers said nine ships j had reached Keelung from the Ta- loan price and though beans from this area generally "move into the naAti °^ all ^fj market rather than go into loan, the fact could have a depressing , - . . chens tod ^' but did not & lve lheir Adm. Pride said in a message one of his U.S. 7th Fleet ships effect"on "the' market price^Y was; had sighted what appeared to be pointed out. On the basis of yesterday's meeting, it would appear that all seg- periscope Monday about 100 miles from the Tachens. Communist jets were sighted main systems will not be sold until improvement districts in both north and south Blytheville were organized. The northern district was quickly organized, but progress in the signed. Signatures of owners of two- thirds of the property in the district are needed to complete the plan. Persons interested in working on the drive, Mr. Holder stated, may menis of ihe bean industry in this! yesterday about 15 miles from the area are opposed to the change i Tachens near the China coast and Wound Fatal To Crippled Manila Youth fund.? would be diverted annually (of classification as well as the pro-1 ""om to the Municipal Aid Fund. posed grading change which would • ?aid. Spokesmen for the Arkansas j cut by one-percent the maximum ~ rK ' Municipal League, which is back-! limits of foreign material in each me; the bill, claim the Hishway j numerical grade. Department has a three million | - Request for the classification dollar surnlus. [change, yesterday's d:?r;i.-.;;on re- vcr.led. seenis to s'em primarily from buyers in Britain snd Jap- The Highway Department has i r . n away," fleet dispatches southern district was slowed after | be assigned to a team by contact- some 67 signatures representing a j ing the Chamber office by tele- book value of $118,000 signed up. I phone at 2-2013. **«*¥# City Warned It Must Act on. Fire Protection City Council last night heard-a stern warning regarding the city's lack of fire-fighting equipment. lack of paid person- Denied Department surplus ex'.sts, MANILA — Junior Wright died yesterday afternoon at 5:12 in Ratton's Hospital after suffering for several hours from gunshot wounds in the abdomen. Young Wright, who h3s been a cripple from early childhood, told Deputy Sheriff Lee Baker he was : <tijii llvlllll _ llli just tired of living and wanted to j rccT"th'c "dcpanmenrisaTnst' such die. His family had just taken him | nn occurence. The attack transport USS Lena wee wa.s the first American ship to dock. Its sister ship, the USS Henrice. was due later. Other American and Nationalist transports, convoyed by U.S. war- southward through rhe East China Sea on the 200-mile run from the Prt?r-nm?.bly. they object to the Communist - menaced Tachen Is- iligm ess*, of color Ozdens some-'lands r 0 Formosa, limes en-e^en converted :omeaU Refugee5 spj]]ed ashore on the us ie.low 'decks. Their faces mirrored home- lie 1 in codes. the department and failure to enforce city building Surplu.' Highway denied that such i and has sought to kill the bill. j Opponents of the bill ear her [chsrqed that the bill might force (the Highway Department to lose | Actually, tne Ouden is a yellow s "ickness for the two bleak islands federal grant:.-m-aid by depleting s bean wnh a zreen feed coat. It vhlch [he Red Chinese covet the amount of money on hand to match government funds. Blackwell said yesterday his amendment was designed to pro- to the University Hospital in Little i Rock to see if anything could be | done for his condition. j Funeral services u-ill be held at Baptist Church in Manila and will be conducted by the Rev. Guy Magee. Howard F u n c r a 1 Home will handle all funeral arrangements. Arkansas Legislature News Briefs DKG Is Critical Of School Bill Legislation which would lower the requirements for new teachers In Arkansas wns scored last night nt a meeting of Blythcvllle's Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. , The Rroup, In session at Hotel Noble, went on * record as being "disappointed" In the bill nnd recommended "obtaining well-trained teachers to guide the youth of our fltntc.", In other action, members voted to send a statement to Governor Oi'val Fanbns for "his stand on the schools' financial program." During the program, the group took nol* of the 15th birthday of the local, chapter and the 36Ui an- at DKO'i founding. LITTLE ROCK Ufi — The House todny approved «0-I a supplemental appropriation of 16 million dollnrs 'or state highway construction. The appropriation Is for the period expiring June 30, 1055. Effect of the bill. If it passes also in the Senate, on a proposed diversion of highway money for municipal street work, was uncertain. The House has passed a highly controversial bill to allot an estimated S3,300,000 fl year or. more from the highway fund to the mu> nicipal aid fund for city street work. The highway money involved In today's appropriation is available now and by law can be \ised for no purpose other than road construction and maintenance. The House also passed 11 other routine appropriation measures for the next two years. In reply to a question, Rep, L. H. Alitry of Mississippi County, Budget Committee chairman, said the appropriations were based on present expected revenues and would no'. Involve any tax Increases. LITTLE ROCK (IP) — The three- day waiting period now required jefore a marriage license may be issued would be nbollshed under a bill introduced in the HOUM to- day. The bill, by Rep. .J. A. Rodman of Izard County, would repeal the 1945 act which set up the compulsory delay. LITTLE ROCK m —Arkansas liquor wholesalers would be allowed to export to holders of federal liQuor license in other states under a bill introduced in the House yesterday. Opponents of the measure, similar to n 1049 act repealed in 1951, say the proposed law would permit liquor shipments into dry states. Exporters would be taxed 35 cents fl case on liquor transported outside the stale. LITTLE ROCK W) — The House today refused to approve a proposed increase In the 40-year-old $1.25 a day minimum wage for women. A law passed in 1915 sets the minimum for women workers at $1.25 for a nine-hour day. For women with less than six months experience the minimum Is 11 a day. Rep. Dcwey Stiles of Hot Springs County proposed thnt the rale be Increased l« 45 cents an hour, or $3.00 for an'eight-hour day. For Inexperienced workers tho •ate would have been 35 cents an lour or $2.80 for an eight-hour day. "The question also was raised that the cities might, be able to delve into maintenance funds, and this amendment merely spells out that those monies will be affected,' the Pine Eluff senator said. Meanwhile, the House defeated a third attempt to recall the bil 1 from the Senate. Those seeking to recall the measure told the House they wanted to amend it, but saic privately they hoped to kill the bill The Senate defeated yesterday a resolution asking the federal government to allocate more money for public schools after a senator rharged that it might be a step toward integrating- the races. Son. W. E. Fletcher of Scott ar- guect that, "\Vc can't afford £o accept any federal money because to do so would be to invite the end of segregation." Need S180 Million Sen. Roy Riales, author of the resolution, said the recent U. S. Supreme Court decision outlawini segregation in schools, plus an increase in school population, requires that the federal government "assume its fair share of the cost of educating the youth of this country." The resolution said Arkansas needs 180 million dollars — including 21 million to equalize Negro and white school facilities — over the next six years. The vote on the amendment was 16 for; 8 against; 11 not voting. Eighteen votes were necessary to pass the resolution. Another attempt to kill n bill authorizing city governments to dispose of public bousing units also wns zoaten down. The Semite refused to accept nn amendment to l.Jio bill by Sen. C. Van Hayne.s of Qcnton. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Blackwell, provides that any city council cnn sell existing 1 units to private enterprise. Hayes sought to amend it to give persons living in the units priority lo buy the apart- In which Uiuy reside. in Oil content yellow be^ns and h.is been a eri ?.? .-uch in the United States for yerir=. Also listed speakers at the Memphis hearing are Mississippi County Farm Bureau Hays 'Sullivan; J Bureau President American a John Stevens. Jr., leers greeted Hudson Wren Is: Wilson Manager; R. E. L.Wilson III Will Continue As : Managing Trustee | WILSON — Hudson Wren, for] f nine years an agriculture super-i American and Nationalist volun-i visor and farm manacer for the I to other v s Ea ji ors shepherded them | ccept- ashore jhey earned 40 sick and | wounded Nationalists off the ship m stretchers. Refugees Greeted the refugees. They . ., who'll testily in behalf of Arkan- handed out food, tea, soap, towels s,is Seed Growers As-j,oci?.tion; ar » d w *sh basins. Most of the 15,000 or more civilians on the Tachens were loaded on ships before last midnight, the Paul Hughes, of Farmers Soybean, and Henry Dodd of Blyiheville Soybean Co. Mr. Sullivan pointed out that oth-1 Defense Ministry said. er persons are invited either to; Behind them they left about 15,appear at the hearing" or send j 000 Nationalist troops and guer- along written testimony. ! See EVACUATION* on Page 5 Heroic Story Revealedj Of Arkansas Airman DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force has disclosed the story of an airman who dangled at 4.C100 feet from the wing of a C124 cargo plane in freezing weather to save the ship from crash-landing with 31 vast Lee Wilson Company holdings here, has been named general man-1 ager of the Lee Wilson Company, it was announced today. Announcement of Mr. Wren's appointment to general managership was made this morning by R. E, L. Wilson, irt, trustee, of the estate. In his new position Mr, Wren will be general manager of all the Lee Wilson Company's operations. Prior to his appointment Mr. Wren had served as general farm I manager for the company, tion he had held since 1952, Marie Manager Prior to that he served ns farm unit manager of the company's Marie Plantation west of here for seven years. Mr. Wren is a former county •**• Appearing before t-he council was 1 William Harrnan of f.he Arkaru=ias ! Inspection and Rating Bureau, who said the bureau wit! give the city ; until Jan. 1. 1956, to complete mm ! ;mum requirements set forth to ; maintain a sixthclass rating, i He pom red out that, the city is j currently seventhclass in it* grad' :nc. This lowering of grade will be • reflected in insurance rates in 1956 • ur.iess :he city lakes action, he : 53 id. j Recommends Code i He also recommended adoption of the Xanonal Bmltims Coxie and rigid enforcement of its provisions. , "f s Jong « ma ailmi ' 'f .'*?* , of builrjini: practices typical in Biy- Theville to contniue. you are going | to be costing your citizens money ' both in lire losses and insurance premiums," he said. Increased ladder service, a new 750 gallon per minute pumper and addition of seven men as salaried regulars to the department are top items in the recommended pro- era m. To Ask For Code persons aboard. M. Sgt, Floyd A. James, of Cave City. Ark., worked in subfreezing weather to repair the plane's landing' gear before it could land Monday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base here. He wore no parachute because wind pressure would drag on U. The plane had just taken off from Alaska's Ladd Air Force Base when the landing gear trouble cropped up. Maj. Louis W. Baker, of Allentown, Pa., the pilot, said a heavy jolt occurred when he ordered the tricycle landing gear raised. "It fell like we hit another airplane," Baker said. v Pin Missing: Baker aiid Sgt. James, senior crow chief aboard, edged out on a cntwalk over Ihe gear .ret met ion Well and saw tliat a lock pin was nissing from the landing genr. With the Alaska temperature 38 ilcprcos bolow /ero, Iliey decided to .continue to Wright-iXnttersoii, us scheduled. ^- -' When they were 40 minutes 'rom Dayton, Sgt, James lowered Himclf hoad down through the well and in about 2 minutes was able, to replace the pin with a spare. Two airmen—M. Sgt. Frank L. Schear, of Marysville, Ind., and T. Sgt. Ralph W. Miller, of Madison W. Va., held his feet during the operation. The plane was slowed to 135 m.p.h. during the repairs. Maj. Baker said the sergeant received a small head cut during the gear repairs, otherwise. but was not hurt Inside Courier News . , . Chicks Scafp Jackson, Tonn., for ,19th Victory as Defense Shines . . . Manila, Gosnetl Advance In County Girls' Tournament . . . Sports . . . pajres 8 ami 9 ... . . . Collects and Communism . , . Editorials . . . papc 6 . . . , , . Your Heart's Your Hands . . . flow Nature Wnrka to Heal Coronary Attack . . , Third In ft Series . . , paffc 12 ... Mayor E. R. Jackson intimated posi-i he will ask Council approval of the ' building code at next, month's session. He said provisions of existing hiuidin? and wiring codei are now being enforced. Here's a rundown of other Council action; agent and USDA farm specialist. He came to Wilson in 1932 as vocational agriculture instructor at Wilson High School and .served as county agent for South Mississippi County from 1934 to 1936. In 1936 he served as a farm management specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture and in 1938 was named state director of the Farm Security Administration with the USDA in Lit-, tie Rock. I In 1941 he was promoted to assistant regional director for the PSA at Raleigh, N. C., a position he held until 1943 when he was! named regional director for the War Food Administration of USDA with offices in Atlanta. He returned to Wilson in 1945 as farm unit manager at Marie. Mr. Wilson stated that at the present time he is anticipating no further changes In the operation of the company's holdings. He will Council voted to refund some $240 to churches on Lilly in funds these churches paid in helping blacktop the street which borders them. Free work done in the past tor First Baptist, Christian and Meth- Sce COUNCIL on Page 5 Weather continue as managing trustee, said. he President Bill Submitted WASHINGTON M>,-Sen. Kilgorc (D-WVa) has introduced a bill to seat former presidents In the Senate as senators-at-large. They would have all senatorial privileges except the rifiht to voU, ARKANSAS — Increasing cloudiness and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Thursday mostly cloudy with scattered showers, I turning considerable coJder west and north portions. MISSOURI — Cold wave warning; Increasing cloudiness this afternoon and tonight with cold and snow; squalls entering northwest tonight spreading over the atala Thursday and Thursday night. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yc«crd«y—M. Sunrise tomorrow—0:51. . HunfiH today—5:37. PnrcIpltfUlon Iwt 24 hours to 7 p.m. —none. Precipitation J&n, I to dftt*—3.4», Thli I)»t« Lt«t Ye*f Maximum yoiitertlAy—58, Minimum this mornlnn—M, Precipitation January 1 to cut* —

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