The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 18, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUM VOL. L—NO, 276 BlythcviUe Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Biytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Eisenhower's Trade Plan Expected to Pass House Today But Foes Say Chances Of Watering Down Good By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's embattled program designed to expand .free world trade by lowering U. S. tariffs moved toward expected House passage late today. * But protective tariff forces, after a surprising show of strength yesterday, said there were good prospects that they could water down the administration b'ill. Elsenhower reportedly planned a |\ II last-minute appeal for support Kf)l1fllf f\tl through a message to be read by l/QIIUlWlV House Minority Leader Martin (R- Mass). It took three roll calls within 2*2 hours yesterday merely to establish procedure for considering the bill. In the windup, supporters of the program succeeded by only one vote, 193-192, in adopting a rule which limits foes to offering just one amendment. Beaten In First Test But In the tentative first test yesterday, supporters were start- Dulles Leaves For Meeting Today 8-NationaI Council On Southeast Asia Starts Wednesday By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (/ft—Secretary State Dulles flies toward the Far East today with a roughed-out plan for an eight-nation military council to coordinate defenses against communism in Southeast Asia. The blueprint has many details ye*, to be filled in. It includes four main goals for u conference open- ins next Wednesday at Bangkok, Thailand including: 1. To set up an organization. The Southeast Asia Defense Treaty was Signed last Sept. 8 'at Manila and since then all eight participating nations have ratified it. Covers All SE Asia 2. To build military security. The treaty area covers all of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific below Formosa, including the Indochina states of Laos. Cambodia and Viet Nnm. Each treaty nation Is pledged to act "in accordance with its constitutional processes" against armed aggression in this area. 3. To create safeguards against subversion. Just how this is done has not been made clear. 4. To foster economic welfare. Again the outlook is clouded. Earlier talk about an, American "Marshall Plan for Asia" or a more modest program of loans and grants has given way to "coordination of existing programs." Cited A Fifth Dulles took all these aims into account in his .speech at New York Wednesday night. He also cited n fifth: "The Bangkok conference will enable the free nations of the West and of the East to bcRin a vital demonstration. They can show that, through association as sovereign nations, they ctm eaeh help led by a 28-vote licking. It appeared then the bill would be opened to a flood of trade-restrict- ng amendments. The picture was reversed only after Speaker of the House Rayburn (D-Tex) stepped down from the rostrum to plead for the limitation. On each roll call, a majority of Republicans voted against the procedure curbing amendments. A ivmjority of democrats supported it. Democrats did mast of the shift ing to save the day for supporters of the trade program. The bill would extend for three more years the President's powe to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements, under which thi United Slates cuts .tariffs on for eign goods coming into this coiin try in exchange for reductions In trade barriers to American prod nets shipped abroad. Authority Exhausted Most oi tne tariu-cutting author ity under the present law has been exhausted. The new bill would per mit the President t.o cut rates an additional 5 per cent each year for three years. He could make even bigger cuts in some cases. Eisenhower and his supporters in Congress argue this would help U.S. allies sell more goods here, lelp Americans sell more a /Dad and knit the free world closer to^ gethcr in every way. Opponents claim that increasec imports might undermine competing American industries. Amendment Planned Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) ilunned to offer the single amend- nenL now permitted to opponents. Tentative strategy was to try to ncrease protection for American ndustries through the Tariff Commission. If a U.S. firm feels it i. e the other to independence, security i being hurt, or might be hurt, by and well-being." ' ' imports, it can ask the commis- A working committee of ropre- = sion to recommend higher tariffs senlntives of the pieht Manila Pact j or other curbs. The President no\\ nations—the United States, the i can overrule the commission. In 10 of the past 15 cases, he has done that. The Reed proposal would compel the President to follow a tariff- boosting recommendation from the commission, unless he finds the higher tariff would harm national security. Rep .Richard M. Simpson (R-Pa) ;;nici administration forces might have to take some such amendment or risk defeat for the entire rogram. Chinese Claim Red Sub, 21 Ships Sunk ** * * * * i/, # Communist Shipping Near Tachens Dealt Heavy Blow TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — The Chinese Nationalist Air Force claimed one of its bombers sank a submarine off the Red-held Taishan Islands this afternoon while other planes and warships wreaked havoc on a Chinese Communist troop supply convoy. The air force said the bomber went into a power dive, and bombed and strafed the sub, scoring direct hits and causing bubbles to rise as it went down. Planes patrolled the area for a* • • —__— PLAN HEART FU.VD WORK — Mrs. J. L. Westbrook (left), chairman of Saturday's Heart Fund tag sales, confers with Biytheville High School Red Pepper Club members La Neal Sudbury, Deanna Crews and Polly Deer- preparatory to the girls' efforts in the drive. They'll be stationed in Biytheville bank? where they'll take contributions to Heart Fund drive. (Courier News Photo) long period but found no trace of the undersea craft. In the same East China Sea area, Nationalist warplanes and ships claimed at least 21 Red ves- j sels sunk, with indications the bat' tie would yo on through the night. If the Nationalist claims are confirmed, it would be the most severe defeat they have ever administered to the Reds. Also Attacked Islands The ministry said the Retis lost Philippines. Pakistan. Thailand, Britain. France. Australia and New Zealand—has developed a military council ronrept which docs not include any comminnent of troops. Thus it differs from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisa- tion, which set up a vast military organization in Europe. PSC Sets Date For D-Y Hearing Negro, 2 Dies fn Del! Fire LITTLE ROCK '/I') — The state Public Service Commission has set March 3 us the da to In bepin a hearing on an application for up-. proval of the proposed Dixon-Yates | power plant al. West Memphis, Ark j burned in n fire near Dell this Commission Chairman L e w i s j ueek, was reported today. Robinson said yestrrdny that Mississippi Valley Generatinu Co. "Will bo required to- prove that :t is in the public interest to build the plant," Death of a Neyro child, who was Dorothy B. Simpson, two year old Ncpro. died Wednesday of burns received in the fire. She was the daughter of Easter i and Mary Simpson. Soybean Prices Could Be Hit Hard by Proposed Changes A planned reduction on the loan price of soybeans, plus a change in classification of the Ogden bean of this area could menu a loss of upward to $2 million to Mississippi County farmers this year. That's what Bill Wyntt. member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors, told members Inside Today's Courier News . . . I'aps Play Jonesboro In Semf-Finnls of District Junior Tournament Tonight . . . Finals Tonight In District 3H Junior Tournament . . . Other Tourney Itr.Milts . . . Sports . . . Pftfres 6 and 7 ... . , . New Social Security Regulation Explained . . . Page 3 ... . . . School Patrol llnhnralded Public Service . . . Editorial . . . Pnire 4 ... of Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday. Mr. Wyntt reported to the club on a USDA soybean classification change hearing conducted in Memphis earlier Mils week. "The matter Is pretty well In the hands of the politicians now," lie said, adding that the USDA official on hand for the Memphis meeting "seems to have his mind pretty well made up that the Og- clcn will be changed." He said n Mississippi County delegation n Iready has contracted Congressman E. C, (Took) Oath- Ings regarding the matter and will go to Washington to confer with him and USDA officials next week. "Frankly," hf, stated, the "USDA has not shown tut just cause an to why they should make the change. If they offer a good reason, we think the change should not. be made until thift (ireft is given time to work nut another bean which Id comparable to the Ogdcn." I FaubusWins Feed Tax Fight; House Okays Truck Measure With Eye to Base Reactivation — FHA Plans Survey Of Local Housing Federal Housing Administration will conduct a survey here in the near future to determine whether an emergency I plus other unspecified craft. The housing program will be needed in Biytheville to meet housing landing craft were believed to be | require5n |e n t" s O f the Air Force. Plans for the survey were dis- Mr. Lucy explained from Little eight landing craft, five gunboats ! and eight armed motorized junks, {• But Milk Bill is Turned Down By Senate 19-11 By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) —The Senate forces of Gov, Orval Faubus, bolstered by the reluctant but unwavering support of several senators, have taken the sales tax off live-; stock and poultry feed. ! Fnubus yesterday won Senate approval of hLs bill to exempt the commodities from the two per cent levy after exerting what one senator called "tremendous pressure" on the legislators. Shortly after voting 25-9 to pass the bill,' the Senate defeated 19-11 another controversial measure, the proposed milk control bill. The big majority which proponents of the feed exemption bill obtained stunned many observers, a temporary surplus food plan. who previously had regarded the i set up to help about 45,000 farm bill as dead in the Senate. workers who were put out of work ' State-Federal Food Program To Aid Needy Gov. Faubus Hopes Program Will Begin In State by April LITTLE ROCK ift— A permanent, state-federal program to provide j surplus foodstuffs to more than ,_: 100,000 needy Arkansans was announced today by Gov. Orval Faubus and State Welfare Commissioner A.J. Moss. Bill Regulating Size, Weight Wins Approval carrying about 200 soldiers each. The ministry said the Nationalist | warplanes also attacked the Red- held Taishan Islands, destroying eight barracks and causing heavy Communist casualties. A ministry spokesman said the Red flotilla was cruising south toward the Taishans when the Nationalist warships intercepted it. Chiang Kai-shek's warplanes also raced out to attack. The ministry said none of the cussed yesterday at a meeting at the airbase of FHA officials, the Air Force and members of Bfythe- ville Chamber of Commerce and the Biytheville Real Estate Board. The survey is a regular service of the FHA to determine a city's Rock today. One part will be an economic survey of past growth to project the probable Biytheville in regard to the air base. To this figure will be added the housing needs of the future without available housing facilities and its! estimated needs of the Air Force, probable needs for the future. unofficially said to be approximate- In this case, however, the added | \ y 750 family units. other stage of the survey needs of the Air Force, with activation of the Biytheville base, will be a survey of all" vacant hous- NationalLst ships was lost. The sea make the survev doub]y important, i lng un u s in the city together with battle erupted off the Chekiang officials pointed out. an evaluation of the available hous- province coast about 130 miles northwest of Formosa between the Nationalist northern outpost of meeting ! j nff a s of to type (rental or sales) Bv I EOV H VT(~*H ' ii<iULi:i.->iiai- ii;u ictu-iJv.u * <*-.j..". LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A| * "" ' Three Set Afire hotly fought bill to regulate) T^ Rcd convoy was spotted a size and dimensions of large I 7:50 a.m. moving southward .from \ motor vehicles Using the! the Wenchow Bay area. Two war- i state's highways was passed in ' sh 'P s all<i four the House yesterday. The bill first was passed in the . Senate and now goes back there! for approval or rejection of amend- I ^" c , Lu Ta of the Defense ments tacked on by the House. Ministry said . He reported three gunboats were con, voying eight landing ships each I capable of carrying 200 troops. In the first 30 minutes of action, j seven Red landing craft were House proponents said Sen. w. Rector, author nf the bill, had told them he believed the Senate would accept the House mendments. of the four Red gunboats were set afire and possibly sunk. Lu said the small traa- ports were loaded with troops and supplies but he refused to speculate Max L. Kelly Dies in Sieele He'd Been Postmaster Since 1936; Member Pioneer Family FHA officials at the yesterday were John Davitt of an( j pr i ce range. Memphis, who will be analyst in v ,, . -..„„ ,,„,„ the survey, and Howard E. Lucy * WA may Melp of Little Rock i Results of these surveys will be Two Phases ! usec * to determine whether an The survev will be in two phases ' an emergency program will be re- 1 quired by the Air Force, Mr. Lucy pointed out. Under the FHA can assist in undertaking an i emergency building plan, but the j Air Force will have to decide j whether such a project Is neces- ' sary, Mr. Lucy said. "We feel the Biytheville Air Base will be permanent and that Biythe- ville will need some housing," Mr. Lucy said, "and we are* prepared I to help, but. we are, being cautious j because of past experience with i military projects which were | planned and then curtailed." Faubus told his news conference that they hope to put the program into operation before April 1 when food I One amendment would impose ; on their mission. Possibly the Reds , mandatory penal tie? for violations. : were building up their garrison on ! STEELE — Max L. Kelly, one of ' As the bill left the Senate, im- ' Taishan, 15 miles 'off the coast, • Prmiscot County's best-known citi- 1 " position of penalties would be dis- | f 0r an assault either, on Nanchi- , zens and for 18 years Steele's post- I Several senators said Faubus and [ because of last summer's drought, j would require on!; his aides turned on the political pressure to pass the bill. One member, who only last week announced his opposition, said he wns forced to go along on the bill, and another will expire. S10 a Month Kach Faubus said the program will of special type vehicles within one amount to about. SIO a month for j county in a .week. cretlonary. i _ qnnn lo the north or to the master, died last nieht. Single Permit < south. ' i Sprvic* 1 .? tentatively scheduled for other " House amendment i 9(1 Miles From Tarhens i Steele Sunday at 2 p. m. single permit , Taiwan is about 90 miles sourh Weather The Kellys 1 father platted the NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Most- each recipient in surplus food commodities. He said it would cost the state only about 5100,000 a year, most of which_ would go to expand storage facilities now used for the school lunch program which j also utilizes surplus agricultural j said, "I'm voting for it and I hope it fails." Says \o Threats Made At a news conference shortly after the bill passed. Faubus refused to confirm or deny the reports, but .said he could not "disagree" with the senators who said pressure had been put on them. The governor denied that any political threats were made, commenting, "I wouldn't threaten anyone." The feed exemption bill has j the surplus passed the House, and now goes to j MOSS added the governor who has said re- unemployed peatedly that he will sign it into also will" be eligible for the help. from the State Highway Depart- i weVt'of t'iie Tnchen "islands, which original site of the town of Steele i y cloudy with scattered showers ment for two or more movements - the Nationalists abandoned last in 1902 ' rn!S afternoon, ronisht and tomor- wt'ek to the Ren?. Far 10 The south. Chinese Red ba'Trie^ on the mair.hind a near- the commodities. The governor said the school lunch program would not be curtailed in any way. First of Its Kind Under the permanent program all 67,000 recipients of state wel- * ™ After both Senp/e and House have agreed on the bill—if they do— the measure will 20 to Gov. Orval Fuubus for signauire. After assing the Senate bill, the Huuse voted down its own truck weight bill. The two measures originally had been identical but the House Wednesday amended Us own bill in a manner it capriciously refused to follow yesterday with the Senate bill, It was this identical roposed amendment which caused long row. Local thunderstorms tomorrow. Warmer tonight and turning colder tomorrow afternoon and merit,. Sunday, clearing and cold. Hieh this afternoon low 50s, low tonight low 30s. MISSOURI — Wind warning: swer. The Nationalists have voiced their determination to fight for their remaining outposts of Quemoy, Maisu and Nanchishan with or without U.S. help. that another 30,000 1 ' and needy families ROK Divisions There was no debate on the bill in the Senate yesterday, and only S e n. Russell El rod of Siloam Springs, who called it up for the vote, spoke for it. NiHMlfid For Competition Elrod said the tax exemption is necessary to allow Arkansas poul- !ry growers to compete with the price of chickens In states which do not levy a sales tax. Opponents earlier had argued that the state can't afford to lose the revenue produced by \e tax on feed. This loss has been esti- 11 n ted at one to three million dollars a year. The bill was n compromise measure, offered after the House defeated a bill to exempt feed, seed and fertilizer from the tnx. When the compromise measure reached the Senate, It was given Htle chance for pa«snge, but Faubus, who had promised to win approval of the exemption bill in iis campaign last summer, threw his Influence into the fight and settled the issue. It marked the first time Faubus ins worked hard for a bill, and it was the first decisive victory fo he administration in the Senate. Snrlier administration bills—such is repeal of the 1053 relative rc- iponsiblllty Inw on welfare grants- iqueakcd through by narrow martins. 5 Denounced Defcnt of the milk control bill :ame after five senators denounc- id it «s nn unnecessary proposal which would injure small milk n-oducora. Sen. M-iTC-ll Onthrlght of Pine See FEED on P»fe 12 The governor .said that 57 county judges had agreed to handle distribution of the foodstuffs on a local level, thereby relieving the state of this difficult and expensive task. The program will be the first of its . kind in Arkansas but it has been put into effect in several other stales, Faubus said. Moss said the 3100,000 In state money required to establish the program will be taken from the general welfare fund without increased cost to the state. Ike Names Davis to Army Post WASHINGTON UP> — President. Elsenhower today n o m i n a t e d Charles Davis, a Chicago investment firm nxocutlve, to be an assistant Secretary of the Army. Dnvls, a Republican, would succeed Charles C. Finucane who recently was promoted to bo Undersecretary of the Army. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Elsenhower also sent to the senate the nomination of Charles N. Shepnrdson, dean of agriculture at Texas A.V.M College, to be a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. He would fiuccccd Paul E. Miller, who died. Davis. 58, Is senior vice president of the Chicago Title and Trust Co. The proposal would have allowed construction contractors—and, some representatives said, pi! field drillers as well — to move certain heavy equipment of any weight under conditions prescribed TOKYO (.-Pi — Gen. Maxwell D. i Taylor. U. S. Army Far East com-' mander, today said two South Ko-! rean army reserve divisions will be! activated Monday. They are the j Mr. Kelly, a bookkeeper before ioinine ;he post nffirp in 193(i. went, to Inri:.Tn Territory > later Oklahoma i early in his career. In 1922 lie marni-d Miss Carrie L r e Seisler. who survives. HP oreamzed the Cotton Ex- chnnee Bank of Sieele in 1P03 and • windy with showers spreading over has served as justice of the peace : state thus afternoon and contmu- and city clerk. j ing tonight and most of Saturday; He was a member of the Metho- : south to southwest winds and gales d'sl Church and is past master of j increasing to 40-50 mph Saturday; Steele Masonic Lodge 634. j sharp change to colder entering west Saturday; low tonight 30 northwest to 40 southeast; high Saturday near 60 east to the 40s west. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—15. Sunrise Tomorrow—6:43. Sunset today—5:46. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 p.m. Mr. Kelly also gained some recognition as an amateur poet. Other survivors include a brother. Fred Kelly, Little Rock, and a son, Mike Lee KelJy. They Know Pickles CHICAGO !#— Georgi Malenkov, by the Highway Department Sec TRUCK on I'agp 12 on first of 10 reserve divisions set up j deposed Russian premier, hris been ' under the U. S. military aid pro-' £?ram to supplement ROK divisions. 20 regular: by the I Assn. named "Man in the Biggest Pickle" National Pickle Packers Precipitation Jan. 1 to dfltp—3.96. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—60. Minimum this morning—35. Precipitation January 1 to date — .0.24. OFF TO BAND CLINIC — Twenty-three Biytheville students left for Arkansas State College at Jonesboro today to attend n two-day band festival with band students from over eastern Arkansas. The Biytheville band will be accompanied by Director Bob Lispcomb. Six of the M will try out for fchft all-state band. That event IB ont of th» ' highlights of the year for the bond students. All of the M wlM participate in concert and solo work, (Courier Newt Photo)

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