The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 294 Blythevllle Courier Blythevillo Dally Newi Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ' BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally • Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS House Gets First of Money Bills But Allotment For Post Office Treasury Cut By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — Th first appropriation bill of 195 went to the House floor today cut by 2.3 per cent from Pres ident Eisenhower's money re quests. Accompanying It was a veilei jslap at Postmaster Genera) Sum merfield, who was told his de partment's first duty Is to sec tha the mails are handled speedily. The bill carries $3,282,553,000 finance the Treasury and Post Of fice departments, including the In ternal Revenue Service, for tin fiscal year starting next July 1. This Is $77,697,000 less than the President requested for the agen cies. Cuts included $69,117,000 for the Post Office and $8,580,000 fo the Treasury. Compared with tip propriations for the current year the Post Office Department was cut $69,177,000 and the Treasury Department was increased $5,862,400. De hate Starts Monday The House will start debating the bill Monday. It generally follows closely the recommendations of its Appropriations Committee, which wrote the bill. Treasury money in the bill does not include interest payments on the national debt or d'stribution ol social security funds. A report on the bill drafted by Rep. Gary (D-Va) did not name Summerfield specifically, but It declared: "There is some evidence that the top management of the (post office) department has become so enamored of the decentralization process thai the grass roots functions of the department have been overlooked. Promptness A "Must" "Regardless of the problems ot administration involved, it is still the primary duty of the department to ensure that the mails are handled expeditiously. Perhaps the problems and complaints of the local postmaster may..seem minus- See AFmOriilATJONS on pnff Former First Baptist Pastor Is Buried The Rev. John Bell Alexander, who held the pastorate of Blythe- vilie's First Baptist Church about •15 years ngo, died Tuesday morning at the home fo his son in Pcoria, 111., at the age of &2. A native of Franklin County, Tenn., IIR had held pastorates in Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas, At the time of his death, lie was retired. The Rev. Mr. Alexander had spent most of his later years with his son, Roy L. Alexander, in PR- j oria, and with a daughter, Mrs. J.! P. Wtlhnlm. St. Louis. He has another >on. Charles F. Alexander of Memphis, and a sister. Mrs. A. P. Whltlock. Rockwood, Tenn. Services were conducted at 2:30 • p.m. today in National Funeral Home. Memphis, with Dr. J. B. Hester in charge. Burial was in ELnnvood. Mamie's Health Now An Issue Republicans Cry 'Smear;' Demos Defend Chinese Reds Fire On Quemoy Island By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Political squabbling over t h e slate of the First Lady's health pointed up today that many Republicans want President Eisenhower to run in 1956 while some Democrats hope he won't. Republicans attack and Demo- ' " le Defense Ministry announced. 52 Shells Fired At Tiny Outpost By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEH, Formosa (AP) — Chinese Communists today fired 52 shells at the Nationalist Chinese island of Quemoy 1 U ,. I-\,. P., 1 I • • 1 .. 1 •" GIRL SCOUTS HAVE BIRTHDAY — Fifteen years of Girl Scouting in Blytheville will be commemorated next week when Scouts and Brownies honor their fathers at a box supper. Over 200 girls, under guidance of 67 adults, comprise the Lone Troop Association. Picnic style supper will be in the Armory Thursday at 6:30. Above, Mrs. William Wyatt inspects decorated boxes of Ethel Jean Wyatt (left) and Marietta Graves. (Courier News Photo) Sen. Byrd Is Confident Of Anti-Tax Cut Victory By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Byrd (D-Va) conceded today he has lost a few votes in his lattle to head off an income tax cut but said he still expects Senate victory. Earlier, he had claimed 10 Democratic Senators would go along with him in his op- Josition to a $20 tax cut for everybody. The House included the cut in a bill to extend pre- ent corporate and excise, tax rates for another year. But he conceded in an '.erview today that some of the 10 now would support a substitute propos- advanced by Senate Democratic New Volunteers Are Added To Sewer Workers The Chamber of Commerce has announced that two new volunteers have been added to their list on workers on the southern sewer district project of Blytheville, Otis G. Sackman imd John Duncan are the newcomers of the list. Charles F. McGoWiin has finished his 16th Street list and has started on another ot names, the Chamber reported. Buzzing in Phone? It's All Normal Have you been hearing n strange buzzing in your telephone lately? Don't call your, eur specialist. There's nothing wrong with your auditory organs. That's just the new tonal system put into effect this week by Southwestern Bell Telephone Comunny. It's flU designed to mnke listening to phones ringing, dial Loncs and busy nlgnals a more pleasurable pastime. School Paper Wins Honors The Blytheville High School newspaper, The Chlcknsaw, has won a second place nwnrcl, nlong with three other Arkansas papers, from Columbia University Press Association's annun! content. Blytheville win In competition In the group with school enrollment of 301 to MO. Rev. Ray Wallace Special Youth ervices Planned Annual Religious Emphasis Week Program Monday Annual observance of religious emphasis week, being sponsored jointly here by BlytheviUe's Ministerial Alliance nnd the student government of Blytheville High School underway Monday would cut revenues about 908 mjj-l lion annually. It would provide a' $20 cut for each taxpayer and $10 ' has much significance, ! crats defended the latest statemen' i y^.sterdny by Democratic National Chnirman Paul M. Butler on an Kniie that exploded in Congress with GOP cries ot "smear" and | ".scoundrel." Butler said there had been "pub| lished reports . . . Mrs. Eisenhower i has not been in robust health, that j her strength has been taxed by j her official duties and that her i mother does not want her to live | in the White House for another i four years." | Butler said that "if these reports are true, I would think they would exert some influence on her husband" wh»n he decides whether he will seek a second term. Bridges Comments Sen. Bridges (R-NH) said Butler's statement "shows clearly that Mr. Butler and his party don't want the President to be a candidate because they think he will win and the wish is father to the thought he won't run." Sen. Kuchel (R-Calif) said in a separate interview that vigorous GOP reaction in the Senate and House yesterday to Butler's suggestion demonstrated Reublicans believe Eisenhower would be reelected "and they want him to be u candidate." Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said he found "nothing insulting" in Butler's .statement. "I doubt if the whole incident he said. Reds Ask Look at US Farms By RICHARD KASISCHKE MOSCOW '/Pi—The Soviet govern- me-nt said today it would like to follow through on that id^a of sending Russian farmers to learn how lowans grow such tall corn and so many pigs—and vice versa. A Foreign Ministry note, handed to U.S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen, said, "Soviet agricultural organs are ready to receive in the U.S.S.R, an American agricultural delegation and also to send a Soviet agricultural delegation to tha U.S.A." No Immediate Reply "The Soviet government would like to know how the United States government feels about the question of exchanging agricultural delegations," the note concluded. . There was no immediate response from Washington. President out confirmation that units of the Eisenhower said recently he fa- ~ ~~ ' vored the idea of the exchange visits, but there were many corn- Dr. Carf Keng hill—the accelerated depreciatiot feature which largely benefits cor portions and the tax cut for stock' holders on dividend income. gel morning and evening sessions to run (hrough Friday. The Rev. Bay Wallace, pastor of Ftr.sL Christian Church at Fort Smith, will conduct morning and evening services at First Baptist Church throughout the week. Resins Monday First service of the week, at 9:30 Monday morning, will be held at the high school auditorium during regular assembly program. Sec YOUTH on page 3 Re- leaders for a smaller tax reduction. This plan includes other provisions which would furnish additional revenues to offset the tax cut. and this has caused the defections among his backers, Byrd said. Sens. Thurmond (D-SC) and Ervin (D-NC), among th se on whom Byrd was counting, say they ex- ect to vote for the substitute. The voting showdown is expected to come next Monday or Tuesday. Floor debate, which opened yesterday, continues today. J'redicts Close Vote Sen. Gore (D-Tennj. supporting the substitute plan, told a newsman "I think it will be a \ ?ry close vote with the odds slightly against us but with our having a fighting chance to win." Privately Democratic leaders say they hope not more than three other Democrats will vote with lyrd. This would mean they would haye to pick up three Republicans to win if nil Senators vote. Sen. Williams iR-Del), strongly opposed to the income tax cut, paid he did'not know of any Republicans whose vote had been altered by the Democratic substitute. So far only one Republican, Sen. Langer (ND). has announced for the tax reduction. Republicans Concerned Top Democrats were seeking to make use 'of an attack by Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey yesterday on the substitute plan. Humphrey labeled it "irresponsible," nnd said some arguments for it are "silly and misleading." This apparently caused some concern to Republican chieftains. Minority Leader Knowland (R- Cfi lif) took the floor just before the Senate quit last night, and explained Humphrey was not calling _ „_ aciiuu ^ individual senators "silly" but was sewc r commissioner. for each dependent except that a! "Heaven knows we all hope the wife would get nothing; and in I President and all of the members general the cut wou'J not go to|of his family enjoy the besi of families with -nore than $5,000 a i health." year income. Eisenhower himself went to Wal- To offset the revenue Joss, e j' er Keed Army Hospital yesterday begin a new series of treat- revenue Joss, substitute would repeal two of the M° year in I s Legion Post Here 36 Years Old Dud Cdson Plans Party, Mortgage Burning Tuesday American Legion's Dud Cason Post here win celebrate its 36th * The ministry did not say whether the defenders returned the fire. During the day Premier O. K. Yui declared the Nationalists are determined to, fight for both Quemoy and the Matsu group, with or without American support. The Cornmuni. c * barrage was poured onto Quemoy and one of the Tan islets 2J' 2 miles south from three nearby Red islands in Amoy Bay in a 25 minut? period beginning at 2 p.m. The shells came from Tateng, Chingyu and Chtaoyu. The communique said there were no casualties or damage. While minor, the action was the heaviest by the Reds in two weeks. Nationalist determination to defend the islands is absolute, the Premier told the Legislative Yuan (Parliament) in reply to questions. Two newspapers reported with- iut confirmation that units of the U.S. 7th Fleet and the Nationalist navy had conducted maneuvers March 4-10 off Formosa. I The report said the combined fleets equaled the great armada which evacuated Nationalist forces from the Tachen Islands last month. As Yui spoke, fresh warnings were issued of danger of air at-. tacks against Formosa. The Reds! Soviet Communist Party chief Nl- are reported moving air strength j kita S. Khrushchev told Russian southward and building a huge air farmers to copy American meth- tax benefits passed last year in I menus for bursitis in his right 1 birthday here Tuesday night with a the Republican omnibus revision shoulder which has troubled him \ dinner for Legionnaires and their Gladish Rites Will Be Sunday Former County Judge, Osceola Mayor Passes OSCEOLA — Funeral yen-ires for Sinls Lee Gladish. former Mi.^issi- Silas Lee Gladish, former Missis- I sippi County Judge, will be con' ducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Osccola by the Rev. Percy Herring. Burial will be in Ermen Cemetery, Swift Funeral Home in charge. A native of Cape Girardean. Judge Gladish came to Osceola in 1902 and became a law partner of D. F. Taylor, Sr. He died yesterday at his home at the age of 80. He served as county judf?e from 1009 to 1912 and from 1939 to 1942 and was Osceola's mayor in 1808 & 1909. It was during his tenure as mayor that city installed its municipal water and light systems. He also served as the town's first referring to some of the claims for the substitute. The $20-for-evcrybody tax voted by the House would cost about $2,200,000,000 a year. The Senate Democratic substitute iliii ions for LENT By DIt. J. CARTER SWAIM I)c]it. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NKA Service Lent, when we remember our Lord's temptation and our own sore trials, is npt to be a sober time. Yet James 1:2 (RSV) says: "Count It nil joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials." We do not ordinarily associate joy with testing-time. Yet in the Now Testament those two things nre often spoken of together. Jesus did not promise Ills followers an easy course, yet He did point the way to a deep and abiding joy. 'In the world," He said (John 16:33, RSV), "you have tribulation, but be ilf good cheer, I have overcome the world." In our marriage ceremonies we hear the saying, "whom God hath joined tofrcthcV, let no man put asunder." Jesus really said: "What . . . God ban Joined together, let not man put asunder" (Mark 10:8, RSV). It applies to marriage, but to other things, too. Wherever there nre two things that Ood hs Joined, man must .lever tear them apnrt. It Is clear Iron tlie New Testament that tribulation and Joy are Inseparably Joined. If during Lent we are conscious of the one, let us remember that through It we crm obtain the other. One of the Joys that comes from tribulation Is the growth of character. James 1:3 (RSV) puts It this wny: "the testing of your faith produces stcndfaitnens." Paul has n more detailed analysis of this psychological process. He wrllcn to tlie Romans (5:3-6, RSV): "we rejoice In our sufferings, knowing tint suffering produces endurance, nnd endurance produces character, and character produces hope, MM! Imp* dot* not dUippolnl u*." As county judge, he encouraged drainage improvements and saw the county's first court house erected. He served ns prosecuting attorney of (he Second Judicial District in 1923-32. A farm owner, he was a Mason, Shriner and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors Mrs. Ruby uooancn Gladish, his wife, preceded him in death In 1954. He leaves a stepson, Jimmy Goodrich, Osceola; one half-brother,, Troy Gladish, Jackson, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Hartlc. Jackson, and Mrs. Albert Behrens.'Bcn- tonville, Ark. Pallbearers include Troy Hartle, John P. Hartle, Jr.. Robert Hartle, all of Jackson, Mo.. Ross Kingsbury, San Diego, Calif.; Alfred Belirens, Jr., Jefferson City, James Barney, Oklahoma City, all nephews of Mr. Gladish, and D. Pred Taylor, Jr., and A. F. Glascoe. Honorary Pallbearers nre Tal Tongate, O. D. Gauss of Memphis, Mike Naming, C. E. Dean, Dr. Eldon Fall-ley, Richard Thomns of Lm- ora, members of the Northeast Ark. Bar Association, Osceola Bar Association and deacons of First Bap tist Church. occasionally for years. Mrs. Eisen- wives at the Second Street Hut. hower was reported "much im-1 As a part of the celebration, Le- proved" in a bout with a cold or | gionnaires will witness the burning mild influenza. Press Secretary Jemes C. Hagerly said that except for that attack, her health is fine. "Unhuman Thin.?" plications. U.S. immigration laws bar Communists from the country unless the secretary of state decides their trip is in the national interest. Proposal by Paper The Russian visit was proposed by the Des Moines Register after base at Luchiao, 220 miles north of Formosa in Chekiang province. ods—particularly the planting of See REDS on page 3 Sen. Aiken (R-Vti told the Sen-i upon to make decisions affecting literally the lives of millions of people." Sen. Goldwater iR-Arizi ami Rep. Scott (R-Pa> accused Butler of "smear"' attempts. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas the Democratic Farm Income Drop Predicted for Area ST. LOUIS (AP) — A decline of slightly more than five per cent in cash farm income was forecast for the Eighth Federal Reserve District today by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. catle and milk. The Eighth District includes all of Arkansas, most of Missouri, Southern Illinois and Indiana, western Kentucky and Tennesses SG5.000 building is now completely paid for. Principal speaker for the affair ate yesterday Butler had done "an! will be Dr. Carl Reng, president of unhuman thing" and was a "scoun- Arkansas State Colleee, Jonesboro. Sent at V'S wrThet ca'ued | B,y,hcv&™y''iL B. Reid ^^ <°™ ™ *™. »«™ "" -« »" Misissippi. will be loastmaster. Dr. Ren? is a graduate of Buena Vista College and" took his master's degree from Drake University in 1950. He served in the U. S. Navy un- i til 1946 wehn he was discharged leader, said it) with the rank of lieutenant com- j acreage reductions," ihe bank said. seemed strange the Republican?. mander. j "Consequently, the income drop The bank noted the district's outlook is somewhat less favorable than that of the nation generally. In its report on the district's agricultural outlook, the bank said tobacco may be down 10 per cent, with rice clown 15 per cent and | wheat down 25 per cent. Acreage Reductions "The rather sharp income reduction from each of. these four commodities is largely, attributable to should get so wrought up. He said In 1947. he received his doctor I from farm land seeded to these [ they had been guilty in the past of of education degree from the Uni-. crops will be partly marie up by in- ' talking about the health of Demo-l versity of Missouri, after which he! creased production of substitute cratic presidents, "the President's J joined the faculty of the University; crops such as soybeans, oats, barley wife, the President's daughter, the ] of Arkansas. President's piano and everything j else they couJd think of which concerned the President." \Air Force C/79 Crashes i A-Blast Postponed weather was blamed. CULLMAN. Ala. i/?> — A C119 troop transport returning to its LAS VEGAS. Nev. ,;pi — The j home field at Sewart- Air Force Atomic Energy commission last j Base. Term., crashed and burned night called off an atomic blast yesterday. All 11 occupants para- scheduled for today. Unsuitable chuted to safety. The pilot and a sergeant were reported injured. More Doctors Coming CHICAGO ftf 1 )—A council of the American Medlcnl Association estl- mnlcg medical schools will prndimtc f,300 to 7,500 doctors n ycnr by I960. There wew 6,061 last y*w. Truck Crash Results In $1500Damage . At onp of fhe narrow bridges in ' rhr- south end nf Mississippi County, about one mile north of Luxora, two trailer trucks collided at about 1 2:00 this morning resulting in extensive damage to both. A north bound truck crashed into a south bound trailer truck just be 5 to 10 per cent under last after coming off of the bridge, year, reflecting principally a con- The cub of the trailer truck, linuation of lower prices establish- j which was loaded with hoes, broke ed during the latter part of last [off from the trailer, however, the 1 hoes and the driver remained unhurt- State Trooper Thomas H. Cry, who investigated the accident, estimated the cost, of damage done to truck loaned with hogs as about 31.000 and the other truck as approximately S500. and sorghum grains, on the diverted acres." The bank predicted 1955 cash income from hogs, eggs and broilers year. The. decline in livestock income the bank said, may be moderated b> relative stability in prices of bee. PLAN WORK IMY — Lynda Maynard, La Vada Grim, Ernestine Ray. Daisy McDcrmott and Dolores Lum, nil Trl-Ht-Y members, today were laying plans for their annual fund-raising campaign. Tomorrow, Trl-Hf-Y members will circulate over town doing odd Jobs with funds to finance a club trip to Hot Springs. (Courier News Photo) Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chirks 'Lose fo Green Forest In Quarter-Finals of Stale Tournament . . . North Little Rock, Ft. Smith and Lavaca Win . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9. . . . Brainwashed POWs Pose Rl£ Problem for Pentagon . Pafre 12. . . Weatk wer NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Party cloudy this afternoon, tonight ind tomorrow. Cooler tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and turning cool- Outlook Monday through Wednesday mild temperatvires with )reclpitation limited to widely scat- ered showers. High this afternoon near 80, low tonight near 60. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy hrough Saturday with scattered showers .accompanied by strong gusty winds and dust aloft tonight; cooler this afternoon; low tonight 15-40 northwest to 50s southeast; ilgh Saturday in the 60s. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum ycatordoy—78. flunrlfto tomorrow—fl:15, Sunset today—fl:04. Mcim temperature—7I.S. Precipitation Inn 24 hour* to 7 p.m. —none, Precipitation Jan. I to dat«—7;M, Thlt Date Mil Yimr Mnxlmitm yestflrdfty—73. Minimum this morning—47, Precipitation January 1 to d*tt —

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