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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 4 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally Newt Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Conferees Tackle Tax Cuts Again $20 Reduction Is Expected To Be Rejected By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate-House Conference Committee tackles again today the dispute over a Democratic drive to cut everybody's income taxes next year. The committee was expected to reject the $20-a-person cut voted by the House but defeated In the Senate. The chief .question seemed to be whether its action would come today or early next week. Meanwhile. House debate on another tax bill yesterday indicated tax policy may be developing as the hottest political issue of the year. The bill, passed unanimously by voice vote and sent to the Senate, would repeal two business tax benefits included in last year's general overhaul of all tax laws. The merits of repeal, however, were scarcely mentioned during two hours of argument by Republican and Democratic leaders over broader tax policy. "Hidden Windfall" House Majority Leader McCormack (D-Mass) called the business benefits a "hidden windfall" of several billion dollars for corporations. He charged that Republicans generally favor "the select few" and discriminate against the "little" taxpayer. That drew a retort from Deputy GOP Leader Halleck (E-Ind) that Democrat are frantically drag glng up a false issue to try to stave off defeat in the 1056 presi- See TAX on Page 3 Appropriation Committee lasts USDA's Politics SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FLOOD SCENES — Rising Mississippi River is making its might felt to persons living and carrying on business inside the levees. Upper photo shows just how far some folks will go to get fresh fish. Clay Farmer of Caruthersville drove his car through nearly a Arraignment In Circuit Court Judge Part-low Presides At Criminal Session Arraignment of prisoners was held In the Circuit Court here today in the Criminal Division, Judge H. G .Partlow presiding. The following cases were nolle pressed: A. C .Baker, charged with wife and child abandonment; Oliver Wicker, charged with assault with intent to rape and molesting a minor: Walter Moyer. alias Orlen Harris, charged with child abandonment; Louis Johnson. Roscoe Anthony, and Jessie Love, all By RICHARD EIIRMAX MiHumVmu'h "ST w«h j MONTREAL .API - Visiting Premier Mario Scelba of neglect of minor children. I Italy said lod:iy Italy will propose an international conference H. w. Mahan had a charge of!on disarmament, in which, "of course, Soviet Russia will be speeding dismissed by the court, i j nv j( c( i to participate." Sanford Tomlinson had a charge: g( , ( , lba lo| ' d a ^ conteren : of forgery and uttering _ on wo, hcrc an n j, recmclll f ,, r limitation of armaments under international "the only guarantee half-foot of water to purchase fish from the Riverside Fish Market at Caruthersville Lower photo shows farm house and buildings on Island 16 as it is isolated by water. Normally, island connects with land and area is farmed. (Photos by Sanders and Vcagcr) Once-Proud Missco Slips From King Cotton's Throne Just how far Mississippi County has slipped from its place as <h» v.'orld's largest cotton producing county is reflf.cted in final ginning reports, forwarded today by Congressman E. C. (Took) Gainings. Once-proud Missco could painfully bok at the fK'tirss of v/c-.stcrn counties where one nearly doubled th«j production figure turned in here. Preliminary final figures on the 1954 crop show this county pruducc-d 210,131 bales. Kern County in California, by way of com- parisrj!;, turned out a whopping 406,134 bales. Fresno County. Calif., ginned 335,430 buk's and Tulare County in thai same state ran 232,674 through its gins. Added to this is the *£f;t that two other counties in Arizona, and possibly one or two more in other states, topped Mississippi County cotton production Jy,.i year. The county showed a 20000 bale drop from its 1953 total of 231,454 mart;. Pc-mi.scot County ginned 123,891 in '54 as compared to 106,113 in the previous year. Changes iir the final report of ginnings are expected to be only minor. 1956 Budget Cut By $6.4 Millions By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON fAP) — The House Appropriations Committee today dccused the Agricultural Department of allowing political considerations to darken the future of American farmers. It blistered the department's; mar •• Demerit in a report recom-! mend ins? 5873,625,391 in cash and ' 338 million dollars in lending au- ' thorny to finance the agency for i the next fiscal year. This was a net cut of only 56,42-1,524 from budget requests. The report by the committee bristled with criticism of Secretary Some Cotton State Senators Seek To Revive Acreage Increase Bill\ By GORDON BROW.V j WASHINGTON (AP) — Some cotton state senators cast about today for means of reviving defeated legislation to increase this year's cotton acreage quota, but Sen. Ellender (D-La) declared: . , \ "As far as I am concerned there is no chance. It was late as it was and now there is no: time." ! Ellender is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee which would have to bring, forth any new cotton bill. i After days of conferences, com- Western cotton states objected to i increase under which all states [ prising and contention, the Senate this plan. They held out for an I would get the same percentage. late yesterday decisively rejected Benson and "others about him." The Commodity Credit Corp. and it parent organization, the Commodity Stabilization Service, bore the brunt of the committee's wrath. Benson is chairman of the Board. of Directors of the CCC, which handles the government's farm price support program, Income Drop Noted Noting' a .steady, .drop in farm income and a steady rise in farm to; : '.r= in recent years, the com- rr.iuee said, "The outlook is for still further declines in net farm income in 1955." Since 1945, it said, the farmers' share of the consumers' food dollar has dropped from 54 to 43 per cent and "prospects are that this trend will continue." In the South particularly, it added, the situation Is "deplorable" because of government curtailment of cotton acreage. More than 55,000 farm families in the South "have been pu* off their farms, with no homes and limited employment possibilities," the committee said, and 130,000 farm families with gross income of $1.000 or less annually will suffer further See USDA on Page 3 Italy to Propose International Disarmament Meet, Premier Says and uttering on two counts tmd one charge of forucry ^°^^^ EL^rnrsr - On a cvrifi of grand larceny ! ™rld can be settled." . Lee Fulbr!"'-.t r:l?;-ecl a plea of guilty and Kdwrrd H. Hall entered a .similar plea on the .same charge. "Such a conference could not take place before the ratification j by all interested pa rim menus of A plea of not guilty was entered j tne p ar ] S accords for a Western j by Rufus Rhlnc.s to charts of ™-! European union," he said, adding' sault with the intent to rob ™d Umt a conference will. Soviet Rus- kk'nappiir.. ; s j a n ncr such a pr mblc has been Not guilty plea was entered by j ,. pacned .. has possibilities of bring- On rk Henry Mathi.s on the chorw.j some uspful rcslllls/ . of ;f'"Milt with intuit to rob. "loaded nni ! Need Guaranties s. not i Arms'.nv ; :y to a c!i: ; r^e of grand la cony, Layton Whisenanl entered a plea "The We.st never refused to negotiate with Soviet Russia nolwith- | standing that by now the unsuc- "'on""^-""^''^^^ efforts of the past 10 years Bi-iid bu-ce-.y .J-.imie 'Lee DcVry - shou!d navc discouraged us," he (••'•-re'' a r'cn of not guilty. WCIli on - "However, we will need Y-.nrs Tr-omaa on n charge of (some guarantcRs if we should pr-irl lirceny entered a plea of! come to a conference and Italy f!i:i' - y to petit Irrcer.y. J. C. Williams rntci-crl plea to a charge of grand larceny. On a charge of assault with in- lr.it lo kil). Tjp'-'m Hill entered a thinks that an international a guiny i i.ient on limitation of armaments . plea of not Kililty. could be such n guarantee. "It is -still too early to talk about Italy joining the Balkan Pact Sec ITALY cm 1'nge 3 Ky DR. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of English Hlble, National Council of Churches Written for KTEA Service "WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE?" Here is a bold question in bold type, arresting our attention, on a recruiting poster. Some things that a person might conceivably want are then listed: "Adventure. Travel, Education, Good Pay, Promotion, Security." If any of these appeals, Ihe poster concludes: "There's a good career for you in the Army Ground Forces," It is somewhat shocking to see the appeal to the young put on this basis. It reminds us of the recruiting campaign of the British navy In the years between the wars. "The safest place in the next war," ran the ads, "will be inside a battleship." Tliis sort of thing was satirized by a cartoonist who showed two young men at a recruiting office beneath a. sign: 'Let the Army make you happy: kindly old topkicks; lovely soft mattresses; food fit for a king." The men whose names arc written high in the annals of patriotism did not serve their country for what they could get out of it. Is It true now that the most effective appeal to the young is ft crass offer of safety, security, nnd nn ensy life? In any case, the Army's question is a good one. "Whnt do you want out of life?" Life hns n way of giving us what we set our heart upon. The man who wants gold will find ways of getting It. The mnn who wnnts fnmc stands a good chance of attaining It. Happily, too, the man who wants goodness will find God's riches poured into his heart. "Ulcssnil arc those \vho hunger am) thirst for righteousness," • (AUMww »i«. MV), "for UK* iliftH to J. W. Adams J. W. Adams Heads Rotary Club Elects Officers, New Board Members Blytheville Rotary Club yesterday elected J, W. Adams resident for the coming fiscal year. Mr. Adams was unopposed to succeed Bill Lawshe. Also elected without opposition wore James M. Roy, vice president, and John Mayes, secretary- treasurer. New members elected to the board of directors were Harry Bradley, E. J. Cure and Komper Bruton. None had opposition. The group yesterday also endorsed a resolution asking for a joint survey of the Big Lnkc area by the U. S. Fish nnd Wildlife Service and the Corps of Engineers. C. G. Redman and R. A. Nelson presented the resolution to the club. Passes to Freedom TAIPEI, Formosa NT) — Chinese Nationalist planes nre r aking regular flights over the Communist mn Inland lo drop safe-conduct for entry Into Formosa, of- aourcea said today, son Surrounds Men, Woman OSCEOLA — Charges have been filed in the Municipal Conn again.sr three persons arrested by Deputies Cliff Cannon and Dave Young of Osceola on charges of being drunk and driving while drunk. The trio was arrested in from, of a night club between Blytheville' and Osceola. The driver, Pete Roberts, was rhargcd with being drunk while his associates, one a woman, were charged with public drunkenness. The puir was identified as Ellen Stanley and Cecil Owens. The deputies found a check protector, a check-writing machine and a .stamping set. which could be used to stamp names of firms on checks. The woman told Sheriff William Brrr.vman that, i.he . trio hud ra.sh- f:d about 12 checks in traveling through about four states. Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi nnd Arkansas. She said that three men had picked her up in a drive-in in Orlando, Fla. after she had become acquainted with them while working in the drive in. The woman also said that they had left Orlando on March 8 after one of the three men had been arrested and Jailed. She also told the sheriff the two men had purchased Alabama automobile licenses nnd replaced the Florida license with them. The sheriffs office is conducting nn investigation on the trio. Chamber Backs Wildlife Plan Yesterday, the board of Directors of Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce adopted a resolution to support the request by wildlife Interest*, that the U. S. Fish and Wild life Service make a survey in cooperation with the U. S. Corps of Engineers of he Big Lake District, according to Bob Logan, President of Chamber. This request Is in the Interest of both drainage and protection of wild Ufp nnd fish. A!:o the Board replace one entering service. ' bill to increase the amount of acreage cotton states get this year under a federal control program. On its unsuccessful final passage vote, however, the bill had been rejiggered to include a provision j tu boost 1955 acreage for wheat -—another major crop in overflowing supply. The vote was 51-59 against ;he measure, which would have boosted each state's cotton and wheat by \\ 2 per cunt. | 272,000 Extra Acres j That would have meant 272,000 J extra acres of cotton and 800.000! more acres of wheat. Each pro- \ posal was approved separately but J both were rejected when presented , in combined form. Southern Democrats generally blamed Republicans for defeat of the bill. Sen. S tennis ' D-Mips i told reporters: "The Republicans have been drawing their feet 0:1 the _ bill and jinn voted against it—! they haven't br-en for a cotton bill from the very firs:.'' A check of the roll call .showed that 38 Republicans and 13 Democrats combined to beat the bill. Thirty Democrats and nine Republicans voted for it. Provisions Changed Ellender. however, said the bill was defeated because its corion provisions were chanced from recommendations of the Agriculture Committee. The committep proposed an increase by 1G9.000 acres and recommended that all of it go to give small farms n minimum of four acres. As most small growers are in the Southeast, senators from Cold Wave and Snow Forecast for Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold air mass bore down on Arkansas today, bringing much colder weather for all of the state and snow for the • northern sections. An extended forecast by the U. S. rise to the mid 50s this afternoon Weather Bureau at Little Rock ] in north Arkansas, and to the 60s calls for continued cold weather in the southern portion before the through Wednesday, with some colder air moves in late today, rain abuut Tuesday. ; The mercury's expected to drop to as low as 16 degrees in north Arkansas tonight. Temperatures in the middle lo high 20s are.forecast for central Arkansas. Arkansas readings ore expected to range from the hish 20s to the low 30s. Snow Forecast The forecast for the northern and northeastern s PC lions of the state call for liL'ht rain changing to snow this afternoon and tonight. The forecast for Southeast Missouri is approximately the same Clean-Up Drive i Is Outlined ] OSCEOLA — Plans for a city- ' i wide clean-up campaign in O ceoli I ; were completed this week with ; area? of the city divided among a • number of civic clubs and other j • groups who have agreed to take i [part in the program. i The project was initiated by the | Junior Service Auxiliary which will The cold wave is expected to grip | coordinate the work of cooperating ; most of the mid-we: west. The worst spring blir.zard 1 Rill Hrabovsky and south- ! organizations. ' The month of April has been set Bill Hrabovsky President Of Toastmasters Pi.rly this mornine included Flip-i or winners would get a siuu-a-1 In semi-annual elections held pin '33 degrees. Fayetteville and | month tax-free pension under a bill; last night, Bill Hrabovsky became the new president of the Blytheville today. One uted to the blizzard. Minimum temperature readings p ens j on WASHINGTON « Medal of Hon- 1 would get a SlOO-a- 1 Walnut Ridge 40, Little Rock 41.1 unanimously approved by the Pine Bluff 42, El Dorado and Fort j House Veterans Affairs Committee. Smith 43, and Texarkana 45. jThey now get S10 a month after The mercury was expected to' they reach 65. BUS SENIOR ROYALTY — Blythevllle High School senior queen Martha Bean and senior mnlds will be crowned tonight preceding the senior class memorial plays. They arc (left to right) Dolores Adams, Polly Deer, LaNeal Sudbiiry, Miss Bean, Mary Alice McWatcis. Pat Partlow and Peggy Taylor. (Courier News I'lioto) Following the crowning of the queen at 8 o'clock by Senior President Earl Hyde, the senior ' i will present two p.lays, "The Valiant," by Holsworth Hall and Robert Middlemass, nnd "The Bear." by Anton Chek- hov. "The .Valiant." stars Eugene Still a-:l Gail W'-Msltl. Student director It Linda Byrd. Martha Foster and Danny Cobb have leading roles In 'The Bear" under the student direction of Danny Edgmon. Both plays are under the supervision of T. E. Rowlett. Toastmasters Club succeeding Jimmy Richardson. Also elected were Elbert Johnson, vice president; Bill Hutson, deputy governor (second term); Bill McCaughey, secretary; Robert McHaney, treasurer Carl E. (Dicto Watson, sergeant at arms. New officers AMI! be installed at the April 14 meeting. Bill Hutson will represent the Blytheville group at the Toastmasters District II speech contest at Gayoso Hotel in Memphis Saturday niyht. A delegation from Blytheville will attend. Guest at Last, night's meeting was Boh Blunt, District I governor from Little Rock. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow with cold wave tonight. Continued cold tomorrow. Occasional light rain turning to snow this afternoon and tonight. High today mid 50s; low tonight 16-25. MISSOURI—Severe cold wave accompanied by snow and strong northerly winds over state this afternoon; temperature falling to zero extreme northwest to 10-15 .southeast by Saturday morning; Saturday fair north mostly cloudy south with some light snow extreme south; continued very cold; high temperature Saturday 20-25. MiLXlmiim ycHtcrdny—5.1. Minimum ihlu morn I UK—30. Sunrlec tomorrow—3:34, Sunset today—6:16, Mean umpcT;ittm;--31. Precipitation I Ant 24 bourn to 7 pro, —.13, pr«cipif,stton Jnn. I to datft—I2,jfi. Thlt Date Last Year Minimum yesterday—78. .Minimum thin mornlnK-—*g. i'm:ti)ltaUon January J to <ut« — H.M,

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