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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 292 BJytheville Courier BIythevllle Dally New» Blytnevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1956 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Nagy Under Fire Of Hungarian Reds; Dismissal Imminent Leaders Accuse Premier Of 'Rightist Deviationism' Action Promised Soon on Farm Supports Issue Efforts to Restore Rigid Price Props To Produce Hot Fight BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Leaders, of. the Hungarian Communist party today accused Premier Imre Nagy of "rightist deviationism" and of supporting mistaken "rightist ideas" in speeches and articles. + (Western observers in Vienna said Nagy's dismissal from office appeared imminent. He had been his country's chief mouthpiece for Soviet ex-Premier Gcorgi Malen- kov's policy of more consumer goods. His downfall had been expected since the Soviet Union and Hungary early this year returned to policies emphasizing heavy industrial production, which includes war materials.) AntMndustrliillzation A statement by the Hungarian Workers (Commum'stJ Party's Central Committee, published in all Budapest newspapers, accused Nagy of encouraging elements who tried to frustrate industrialization and deny -the necessity of heavy industry development,. Only by development of heavy industry, it added, could there be a development of light industry and agriculture. A Budapest radio broadcast, heard in Vienna, said the Central Committee accused the 59-year-old Premier of "protecting the undermining work of bourgeois circles inside and outside the party." The Budapest government announced in mid-February that Nagy had had a "serious" heart attack and would not be back in his office until "probably some time in April." Still Top Man The party attack on the Premier symbolized the continuance in power of the country's real Communist boss Matyas Rakosi. Nagy replaced Rakosi as premier in July 1953 after talin's death, but Rakosi continued the No. 1 man Jn the party Politburo. It remained to be seen whether he would take the premiership back or would still wield power from his'pnrty post. In the manner cf Soviet Communist party chief Nikita Khrushchev. When Khrushchev early this year announced the Soviet Union's return to the Stalin policy of emphasis on heavy industry, Rakosi stepped back into the limelight to announce the same switch in Hungary. Vienna newspapers have speculated that the new. premier might be either Defense Minister Mihtily WASHINGTON ( ; ?1 — Speaker of the House Raybuni (D-Text today promised early house action on legislation to scrap the adminis tration's farm program and restore rigid high price supports on major crops. It promised a hot fight in the House, which last year overrode its Agriculture Committee and voted for flexible price supports in a victory for the administration. Ray burn, who favors ditching the flexible program, told newsmen he would schedule House action on a- new farm bill at the earliest reasonable time. He indicated this might be week after next. The Agriculture Committee yesterday approved a bill to support five basic crops—wheat, rice, corn colton arid peanuts—at 90 per cent of parity. Present lav: provides flexible supports this year between 82Va and 00 per cent of parity on these crops. Next year, unioss congress takes some new action, the price support floor drop. 1 - tn 75 per cent. Parity is a calculated price declared by law to give the farnter a fair return on his commodities in relation to bis costs. Ray burn and Chairman Cooley (D-NC) of the Agriculture Committee appeared confident the House would reverse its action of last year and pa.s.s a high-support bill. Neither commented, however, on the bill's chances in the Senate. * Backers of high .supports generally concede they could not pass such a bill over a veto by President Eisenhower. Eng Up ineer at Base for Transfer R. A. Porter Kendall Berry Riley Jones Mayor, Council Name Commission For Sewers, Talk of Negro Park A three-man city sewer commission, named by Mayor E. R. Jackson, was approved by Blytheville's City Council last night. Kendall Berry, Riley Jones and R. A. Porter were Demos Said Pondering Tax Cut Compromise * * * * * # * * $10-Per-Person Cut Is Target By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats were reported tinkering today with a con*promise proposal to combine a S10-a-person income tax cut with other revenue law changes. But Senate Republicans remained set against any tax reductions now. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex-*- , —_____— , — . — , —_» as, the Democratic leader, 'called _ Senate Group Kills Income Tax Hike named to the Commission by Mayor Jackson. The commission generally will oversee the city's new sewer system both during and after construction. Members will name,, their own chairman and will draw for terms of two,four and six years. Eacli successor will be appointed for a six-year term. Mayor Jackson asked Councilmen to help in planning lor establishment of a Negro playground. Seeks Property "I would like to find a suitable piece of property where we could get this started," he said. "It would have to be large enough to accommodate .some playground equipment and a baseball or softball diamond. I'd like to see it site selected which also could contain a swimming pool in the future." He said he wanted the entire council to serve as a committee in helping select the site. Council approved a hospitalization plan for city employes. It will cost the city an additional $158 per month. Total cost will be S^17 per month, but this includes a SI,000 life insurance policy which the city is carrying now. Raleigh Sylvester was nominated by the Mayor and approved by Council Box Score Named a City Sewer Commission. Adopted a hbspitalization plan for city employes. Heard plans for a Negro playground. Named Raleigh Sylvester to the City Planning Commission. Voted to hire help for organizing the southern sewer district. Prepared to act on enlarging Fire Department, Appropriated $1,200 for use in establishing street in Pride Addition. Council as a replacement for Faris Simon on the City Planning Com- Standard fire, building and a n afternoon news conference to. disclose details of a minority re- j po.'t by six St-nate Finance Committee Democrats who supported a House-approved $20-a-per.son tax reduction rejected by that committee last week. From other quarters it was learned the six—including Johnson —have been discussing a compromise proposal to lump a S10 L cut with repeal of both the divi- j derid income credit and acceler- ; atc-d depreciation allowance voted '-. by Congress last year. Against Cut However. Chairman Bridges (R- NHf said a canvass by the GOP Poiicy Committee indicated his party's senators were "practically unanimous'" again ' the $20 proposal or any compromise for it. So far, Sen, Langer of North. Da- State Sales Tax Increase Seems g^M^ * IN | nK,S-r councU sS. Mavor '<J come out for the r-mocraiic Was 6 . 3 to kecp u in commiuoe . T H h nnmAf | Jackson reported las night. " piatl - _ _ _. Re P- Clayton Little of Benton; | [J y£ I/UUIIICU By, RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee today killed the administration's bill to increase the "state income tax. Senate J. Let Bearden of Leach-*-—.—— ______— , viile. chairman of the committee, t said the group voted to "hold up the : bill for further consideration." j The vote was tantamount :o kiU- ; ing the bill, since the Legislature must adjourn by law by noon tomorrow. Bearden said the vote on the House bill, sponsored by the ad- reported his nigh Hf instructed City Attorney Elben Johnson to prepare the ordinance?. It all fits in with the cam- pawn to retain fire rating the city's sixth- reduction. He said he foresaw no successful compromise proposal. Sen. Knowland of California, the Fire Chief Roy Head reported j GOP leader, predicted the Senate on specifications for the new truck! will reject all compromise propos- ar.d equipment slated for the Fireiais "by a substantial vote." Department. . j Johnson said the Senate will Mayor Jackson asked the Coun-jtake uj the bill tomorrow under cil's Police and Fire Committee j ;in agreement not to begin voting to study the report and be ready u^ji Monday at the earliest, to take action as soon as possible. He said he may call Council back into session in one or two weeks to take a look at final specifications. Mayor Jackson also told the Council City Hal! fire station won't scheduled April 1 drop in corpora- house another truck. | tion income and excise tax rates. "The only solution we see" he I Both House and Senate bills would said, "is to close off the north-j postpone the drop for a year, ssv- soufh alley which runs'next to the i ing about three Chairman Byrd (D-Va) of the Finance Committee said he is go- inii down the line against any tax j measure. He said it would bring County ,who introduced the bill in the Huuse, spoke briefly i'or his Would Make Up Loss He predicted a tax measure would be laid on President Eisenhower's desk "days" before, the billion dollars in Parkas or vice Premier istvnnjsewer improvement district. City to Hire Men For Sewer Work Cty Council last night empowered Mayor E. R. Jackson to hire persons to work on organization of the southern fire station and use that space for enlarging the present station." Mayor Jackson also instructed City Attorney Johnson to draw up an ordinance making 13th Street in the Catholic School block a one-way street. revenue. The proposed $10 cut would cost the Treasury about $1,100,000,000 annually. But by repealing a special S50 tax exemption effective on stock dividend income this year, Democratic strategists figured about 360 million dollars of Council was undecided as to Justj tnis i os s would be made up. in 2 J /2 to 3 million dollars annually by making- a change in the ad- miiistrative procedure used in computing the tax. Would Hike Payments The bill would not increase tax rates, but it would increase the a mount of tax payed by every ta>. payer. Under present law, a married Hidas, formerly minister of heavy industry, Party Bitter It appeared likely that Nagy would fall a lot farther than who was only demoted Chamber ot Commerce Secreta- time getting from house to hou.se ry-Managei Worth Holder reported | and locating property owners. that about 30 new signatures have been obtained on petitions since hi.s last report to the Council. He said it takes from 15 to 20 "It's said. "Very Slow- very slow process." he which way the street should carry! traffic, but indicated it would be southbound. Council voted, 5-1, to pay SI,200 cost toward purchasing property to open a street in Pride Additic i Second Ward Councilman Bruton gave the only dissenting vote while Councilmen Terry, Graf ton, Moore, Walker and White affirmed the move. Fu.thermore. an estimated 364- million-dollar revenue loss is expected this year in speeded-up ci preciation allowances -on new plant and equipment. Tax .'.racialist:? said this loss would mount much 1 nei i xt \eir co'iple is allowed S3, 500 exemption plus other deductions before figuring a tax on net income at one per cent. Little's bill would wipe out the .53,500 exemption and substitute in its stead a S35 tax credit. As an example, here is the change it would make in the taxes paid by a couple with an annual wage of S5.000: $20 Year More Under present, law, the couple would get its S3, 500 exemption and pay one per cent on $1, 500. This would amount to $15. Jf the La tie bill became law, . ihe same couple first, would pay i one per cent on 53,000 then uvo | per cent on 22,000. This would to il * 0 m tl e tu n — 'c \irf i net DIJ bie ti\ 01 J~> Thus the couple would inn- .520 a vcar more :n state income tax' ' The inccn \ 01 1 ou fit b F ubu n i tfl^i o i un LITTLE ROCK — Lt. Charles E. Sell, Jr.. assistant project engineer at Blytheville Air Form Base, will be transferred to the Table Rock Dam project, ne;;r Uranson, Mo., effective April 4. Col. Staunton Brown. Little Hock District Engineer, Corps of Kneinr-nrp. said today. Lt. Sell has been at the Blytheville project Miiri: reportiiiR to the Little Hock Distrid in October after 15 months-1:1 Kore t He will remain at Table Rock tin Inside Today's Courier News til earlv in the summer when In i were the Malenkov aims of more assignment to the Di.Mnct ends s< L N \G\ on Page 5 . . . Chirks Whip Center Ridge . . . Play Green Forest in State Tourney Quarter-Finals row* . . . LaSalte and San Fran- "JKf!o win in First Round of IC'AA IMay . . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and 11 ... . . . Whether Buying or Ilorrow- iriK Policies of Federal Itrserve System Affects You . . . First of a Scries . . . Page 3 ... was omy uemoieci ••- ' •*•' — Soviet leader lost his iob-offici- minutes to get each signature, plus the other day an, ally-bccause he wasn't capable of ; ~ ent flve ^natures running: his government,. The Hun- tjitriiin party, however, was .bitter in it,s denunciation of Nagy. j The committee resolution said j the Premier, with "certain other comrades in the mi istries and in the press . . , cheated the working class with hollow and demagogic promise's and spread among the workers an. atmosphere of unconcern." This, said the party, resul.t- f ci in Tailing production during lfl,». The "promises" referred to "Harvey Morris and I went out id in two hours We need additional workers because no few people can give as much lime as is needed." It was then that Mayor Jackson suggested hiring a persons or person to work full time in getting and its significant points were pub Red Cross Drive Stands At $4,400 Tnninr- [the job completed. Council was quick to approve the request. Third Ward Alderman Rupert Crafton told the Mayor to "hire several if it will mean setting this sewer project finished." Organization of the southern district is the only thing standing in the way of sale of bonds for Blytheville's proposed new sewer system. In a February report, the Chamber's Sewer Committee handed out, been reported: a rough estimate that 200 additional signatures were needed to the petitions in order to complete. Furniture Co., Nunn Provision Co. organization. SOAP PISDDLKKS — Three f BIythevllle Y members started out yesterday to soil soap In A cnmpalKn sponsored by the World Service Com' mittcc of the Y. Pictured (left to right) are Larry Cumminga, Central Oniy-Y; Nancy Trimue, Junior Trl-Y and Robert Oakley, Sudbwy Qray- Y. (Courier News Photo) The Red Cross Drive passed the S4.000 mark today with contributions totaling §4,484.50 to date. The following contributions have $50—Mrs. T. J. Mahan, Wade i upf i i which he has ti r ;jar_T a y It -M T t, rfnrm inn's II stimated at 4 million prill n in (S - p ti a cui £. F. Still Is New Stockholder In Gin Company Administration Foei In House Force Bill To Floor for Action By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK W — Administration foes today forced a suspension of the rules to permit final House action on the apparently doomed sales tax bill. Opponents or me Dill forced tha suspension of the rules to make the bill a special order of business after disposal of a batch of pending appropriation bills. The administration foes used this maneuver to keep backers of the bill from filibustering against the appropriation bills. The special order was opposed by Rep. W. L. Ward of Lee County, who had called up the sales tax bill. Ward apparently hoped to be able to use the fact that the bud- srct bills had not been acted on as a cJub in his fight for the sales tax me;r-nrc. MifrM Have Filibustered Manv of the appropriation bills i f in which leuislators are P f iij> m ere f ed ^rm i V \i(] mmicht t.hat if he rmild t.nke the sales tax bill "i m ii <~] he could cnin votes i r b r i o nuH hf eager Q h dr- t bills they sponsored p pj The mnl.nn th'if thp snle? tax 'ill OP m3iK j n special order was unrmport nv Rep. Tnlbot Fetid • I" of Hempstead Cnuntv. \vhn has h^en j <• i nd n" tne fight against r ie.s tnx bill Fcild said that opponents were ready with more than 30 amendment to the .sales tax measure and he thought that, to Insure a?air..st any possibility that vital appropriations for state agencies would not pet acted on, the budget bills should be gotten out of the way first. He \vas supported by Rep. Pat Robinson of Lafayette County who called Ward the "only quisling in the croup' 'of those who opposed a sales tax increase in 1951. At that time, Ward was a lead- similar proposed in- $35— Charles Lemons. ew R - c Weather ', & Sons, Richardson's Cash Grocery, i Chester Caldwell. G. O. Pom, Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry, Blyihe- ! ville Federal Loan & Savings, W' ; J. Pollard, Delta Implement, Reid ' &s Burge, Chamblin Motor Co., ; Mends. : $20— Holt Funeral Home. j $15—NuWa Laundry. Langston- Co., Chapman Service NOKTMEAST .ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. High today near 70. Low tonight in the upper 40's. MISSOURI — Generally fair and : Me Waters -._,„, continued unseasonably mild this I Station, Frank Simmons Tm Shop, NCPC CHAIRMAN — P. D. Faster. Jr.. has been named Junior Chamber of Commerce chairman for this year's National Cotton Pirkinc: Contest. The appointment was made by Jaycee President Frank Harshman. This year will mark the 15th annual presentation of ihe event. Caldwell-Marian Gin Co.. owners or two crins south of BlytheviUe, this week became known as Caldwell- Still Gin Co.. as Eugene F. Still succeeded Hollis W. Mahaii in the firm. Mr. Mahan. it was pointed out,! C r against ! has purchased some 5,000 acres of, crease. i farmland and a cm at Parma, Mo., J in arguing against the delay, and will devote his full time to that j Ward urged his colleagues to operation. . j "stand up now and be counted even In making the announcement, , jf you vote against the bill." Chester Caldwell pointed out that! The vote for the special order S30.000 worth of new equipment | was 68-27, the motion getting four has been purchased for the gin at, : more votes than the necessary New Liberty which will have new. two-thirds of those who responded lint cleaners and saw Rin stands, j to the roll call. "We feel this will improve grade | The vote was not considered an and that the increased capacity; indication nf the probable vote on will be a time-saver for our cits- > the sales lax a.s apparently not all tomers," he stated. | Sot- ASSEMBLY on Pajje 5 afternoon through Thursday except, j Weis Butane Gas Co., J. V Gates, vartly cloudy southeast and extreme! Family Shoe Company, Bob Logan, south portion tonight and parly Thursday; low tonight 40s north to 50s south; hitfh Thursday in the 70s. Minimum this morning—50. Mn.xlinum yrsterdny—fiO. Sunrise tomorrow—6:18. Sunset today—6:0.1. Menu temperature—55. Precipitation lust 24 hours to 7 p.m. — none. Preclpltfttlon Jan. 1 to dnte—7:25. This Date Last Year Maximum ycsterdny—68. Minimum this morning—12. Precipitation January 1 to date — 12,10, Dr. Jack Webb. $10—John C. McHaney & Sons. T. W. Jeffries, U. S. Branson. Builder's Supply Co.. O^burn-Abston &, Co., Western Auto Assn. $5—Henderson Seed Co.. Allen's Flowers, Burnett Royal Tire Scrv., Clair Miller & Sons, C. & W Cleaners, Connie's Conoco Scrv., Hester's Coal Co., Dr. N. J. Jerome, Wash- erStte, Thomas Y. Chiu. $2.50—Spot Casii Grocery. $2—Dollie's Flowers. Union Here Asks $1.25 Minimum Law BIythevllle members of Local]mum wage of $1.25 is an indis- Got City Tag? You Better Hurry A list of vehicle owners who haven't purchased their city license la us will be turned over to the police department by City Clerk Bill Malin. The police will begin issuing warnings on March 14 to persons appearing on the list. If .the warning is not heeded in 3G hours, then a warrant will be issued for the person who ignored the warning. If. however, the license is purchased within the 36 hours after the warning is issued, only a $1 penalty will be assessed. 508, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, have drawn up a resolution to Arkansas congressmen proposing a minimum wage of $1,25 for American Industry. The union represents workers at Blytheville's Rlco-Stlx plant. The resolution contends that present wages In the nation arc not enough to permit workers to buy the necessities of life. It further statci "that t mini- pensable answer lo thn problem of low wages, and to the low Planning Group Meets Thursday Blylhfville City Planning Com- manufacturer who is umlormlnUif; j mission will meet nt Oily Hall to- j morrow nlf, r ht at 7:45 to view mo- indivhlual vies on Ihe function of flexible our economy ... The resolution union members and businessmen of this community lo help In scck- IUR passage of .such legislation, The resolution Is signed by union president Lnunn Everett and secretary Kutherlin Hcflln. sewage pipe and on the installation of a new sewage system. Two films will be presented and discussed by Robert E. Hagcnhoff of Memphis, sales engineer for a metal product* company. By DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of EnpMsh Biliie, Valfonal Council of Churches Written for NKA Service Mark's brief account of Jesus' temptation relates that after tha baptism "the Snirit immediately drove Him out Into the wilderness." (Mark 1:12, HSV.) Matthew and Luke simply tell that Jesus was "led by the Spirit Into the. wilderness." Mark's vivid and powerful word. "drove," contains the root from which our English word "ball" 1» derived. The same term is used in Mark 3:22 of casting out demons — driving them away. The Spirit, Mark seems to indicate, fairly hurled Jesus out Into the wilderness. It is doubtless because of this that one of the apoo- ryphal gospels has Jesus say: "Forthwith my mother, the Holy Spirit, seized Me by one of My hairs, and carried Me away lo Ml. Tabor." Mark's more sober description is intended to suggest the com. pulsions by which Ood moves In human life. Jesus loved human companionship and shrank from the loneliness of long days and nlfthto In the desert, yet was impelled Irresistibly to the time and place of testing. So Ood sometimes deals with us — we cannot tell how or why w« come to such a place except'that the Spirit drove us. The older w« grow, the more aware of this do we become. Is there a hint of Jcnu>' own experience In Ills post-rcsurrccllon word to Peter: "whwi -r>« were younjr, you *lnled yourself and walked where you would', but when you are old, you will slreteh out your handu, uml another wW gird you and carry you where yo« do not wt»h to in" (John »lil«, *SV)7

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