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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. LI—NO. 20 Blythevllle Courier Blythe?ille Dtil; Una BlytlMVllle Berald MisslMippI VtUt; LMdtr THE DOMINANT NEW8PAP1K OF NORTHEABT ARKANSAB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI State Awaits Word on Salk Vaccine Plan LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Health Department today was awaiting final recommendations from the National Polio Foundation before deciding whether to change its plan for inoculating school children with the Salk anti-polio vaccine. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1955 Arkansas officials had completed plans for inoculating 126,000 school children on a schedule calling for three injections over a five-week period. Dr. Jonas Salk — developer of the vaccine — said, however, that a seven-month delay between the second and third .injections had proved more effective. Expected Soon Dr. J. T. Herron, head of the state Health Department, said the plans, which took three months to complete, would be changed on the recommendation of the national foundation. He said he expects to announce the decision shortly. First and second grade pupils will get Iree vaccine with consent of their parents. As part of the nationwide test last year, first and second graders in Pulaski, Jefferson, Sebastian, Craighead and Mississippi counties received the shots. Third and fourth graders in the five counties also will receive free injections this year. * * # Vaccine Survey Ordered by Ike Wants AH Sections To Get Fair Short Of Salk Scrum AUGUSTA, Ga. (ft — President Eisenhower today ordered a federal survey to-determine how to assure that all sections of the nation get a fair share of the Salk polio vaccine. He directed Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby, the secretary of health, U.S. to Share Salk Information With the World Even Iron Curtain Countries Will Be Included in Plan education and welfare, to make such a survey and report to him. In announcing the move at the President's vacation headquarters, White House press secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen the emphasis will be on voluntary rather than compulsory methods to assure fair distribution of the polio prevention developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. Confers With Doctors Hagerty announced that Hobby is consulting in Washington today with medical officers in various federal agencies. The purpose, Hagerty said, is lo assure that "every section of the nation receives a fair, proportion- aye share of the vaccine." After conferring with federal medical officers, Hagerty said, Mrs. Hobby plans to talk to representatives of the private medicine profession and wilh officials of Ihe pharmaceulical companies which produce the Salk vaccine. Talks with Ihe medical profession, Hagerty added, probably will be carried on through the American Medical Assn. WASHINGTON Ml — The latest data on the Salk polio vaccine will be distributed by the' governmem as a good will gesture to nations around the world, Including those behind the Iron Curtain. There was no plan to send any vaccine itself abroad, although Secretary of state Dulles announced he would explore the possibilities with other government officials. Embargo lnforced The Commerce Department yesterday clamped an 'export embargo on .the product. Officials held n o hope there would be enough to send any abroad before 1857. The State Department said Dulles planned to send copies of- Tuesday's report giving a favorable appraisal of the Salk vaccine to the 75 American missions abroad. These missions Include embassies in Poland, and Russia, which presumably would furnish copies to Communist nations like Red China, which this country does not recognize. Dulles said the report on last summer's tests is being sent to TWENTY PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Asks Congress Okay Of US' OTC Membership Bids Are Taken On Base Projects LITTLE ROCK (If) — The apparent low bid for construction ot a storage iglflo and two buildings at Blytheviile Air Force Base submitted yesterday by Fred Young, Builder, of Memphis, Tenn The U. S. Engineers office here said today that the apparent lov? bid was $111,498.35. The second apparent low bidder was the W. A. Gray Construction Co. of Shreveport, La. with an offer of $118,382.50. The government estimate w: M18120.E5. Dr. Salk Honored ROCHESTER, Minn. f/fi — Dr. Jonas E. Salk has been named winner of the 3955 Mutual of Omp.- ha 510,000 award and gold medal. countries "around the world so that they may have the benefit of this humanitarian research project as well as the information on the Salk fprmula itself." Want Controls Several members of Congress, meanwhile, advocated action by the government to assure that supplies of the vaccine will be used to best advantage in this country. Mrs Estimates are that domestic needs will not be fully met before next year. Sen. Morse (D-Ore) said he will introduce a hill providing for allocation controls, .saying vaccination of adulls "can be deferred until the children ol America have received the protection that is now available to them." Sen. Hill (D-Ala) suggested that the White House call a conference to choke off any "black market" which might spring up. No Decision In New York last night, Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said the foundation has yet to decide on a two-shot or three-shot Salk vaccine plan for the nation's school children. A course of three shots was given during a five-week period In last year's mass test Dr. Jonas E. Sfllk has recommended Ihat Ihe first two shots now be given two to four weeks apart, wilh Ihe third one being delayed at least seven months. The two-shot plan would bring protection to an added 15 million children. As a result of the Salk vaccine report, the Mulual Life Insurance Co. of New York yeslerday cul premiums 5 per cent on its Individual and family hospital expense policies. A company official said the tests "Justify the Immediate reappraisal and reduction of our premiums for these coverages." Scientists at Chicago's Michael Reese Research Foundation said READY FOR ORDER — Sergeant Bill Harrison 'left) and Company National Guard Commander Herbert E Graham Jr., stand by the Guard's radio at the Armory here. Local Guard unit will'Join 400,000 Guardsmen over America in Operation Mimileman ,. i . which might come oil any minute. (Courier News Photo) National Guard Here Awaits'Call to Action If members of Blytheville's Company M, .National Guard unit appear a little edgy these days it's because of Operation Minuteman, the nation-wide exercise to test the Guard's effectiveness. Now on alert, the Guardsmen * — may be called from their homes or jobs at any time. They'll be dispatched to key points about the area as they participate in the first such exercise ever conducted in the United states. Vital Points When the hour arrives, Company M's men will hurry to these vital points: American Telephone and Telegraph's transmitter on Moultire Drive. Blytheviile Water Company's purifying plant and west end station. The city's natural gas tcrmlna point on Air Base Road. Frisco and Cotton Belt Depot; Four Arkansas-Missouri Powc Co., substations. Dulles - Corsi Tiff Sparks Fund Debate Committee Airs Bill for State Department By WILLIAM P. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate over the Dtilles-Corsi controversy and the Voice of America promised today to enliven House debate on the 1956 State Department appropriation bill. The Appropriations Committee, In recommending $126,709,977 to finance the State Department for the coming year, made no reference to the Corsi case, but some Democrats were reported ready to Inject It Into the debate. The controversy centers around removal by Secretary of State Dulles ,of Edward Corsi, prominent New York Republican, from his post as special assistant handling Immigration and refugee matters. Actually, the House can do nothing to restore Corsi to his job See DULLES on PURI- 3 From Moscow, Raab Tells Austrians Tkeir Nation Will Be Free VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Chancellor Julius Raab messaged the Austrian people from Moscow today: ''Austria will be free and we will receive back our native soil in its entirety." Raab's statement was telephoned* from Moscow to the Austrian coi En-Lai in Burma; with Nu Southwesturn Bell Telephone 1 central office. City Hall.. Four main highway routes into the city. In addition to men on duty nl, these plucro, the Guard will hull, a roving motorized patrol. i First Lt. H. E. Graham, Jr., Company M commander, pointcc out the exercise is only a test ol mobilization plans for ail Army and Air National Guard units over the United States. Some 400,000 men will participate. Orders for the alert will come from the state Adjutant General's office, who will receive the order from the Pentagon. yesterday they may be ready within nine months to report on a new polio vaccine. Panamanian Student Speaks Here Carlos Jnen of, the Republic ol Panama, a student at the University of Arkansas' College of Agriculture, yesterday told members of the Blytheviile Kiwanis Club that Pan- amians are "very grateful to the people of the United States, especially those of Arkansas, for the tremendous assistance they have given In raising Panama's economy." Mr. Jaen, who currently is touring this section of the state on a "thank you" mission told the Kt- wnnians of his country and its economy at the club'i weekly meet- Ing in Hotel Noble. Influence of U. S. customs, he said, can be clearly felt and .seen in the tiny republic's, larger cities as the country's economy cintinues to grow. Mr. Jaen was introduced by Ki- wanitm Harvey Kidd, the club's program chairman for April, Other guests at yesterday's meeting were Herbert Shippcn, Ray, Mann, Tim Bowles and LouV> George, ot tht Ooceola Klwanii j Club; and Charley Bell, Jack Owens and Joe Ewing. Crippled Ship Heads for Port NORFOLK, Va. ifi _ The Colombian freighter Ciudad de Bogota displaying a 20-foot hole in her side after a collision with a Cuban freighter, was scheduled to reach Newport News today under tow. The 325-foot vessel was taken In tow lust night by the Coast Guard cutler Cherokee. The Bogota collided early yesterday with the Cuban freighten Bahin de Matanzas In a dense fog some 15 miles east ol Oregon Inlet off the North Carlolna coast. An unidentified crewman on the Bo- ;ota was crushed to death In his bunk by a buckled steel plate. The Matanazs, which reported only slight damage In the collision, was reported en route to Baltimore under her own power. Mobile X-Ray Unit Breaks Down at Luxora The mobile x-ray unit, which wll be in Osceola tomorrow, had it. troubles al Luxora yesterday whei a break-down held it to a total o 200. However, the unit will return to Luxora Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Workers at Luxora included Mrs C. D. Smith, Mra. E. B. Sitnuin, Jr., Mrs. Leonard Ellison, Mrs. W, P. Ellis, Mrs. R. C. Langston and Mrs. Inez Permenler. To Exchange Ambassadors BUENOS AIRES (^ — Argentina and Uruguay, which have not had lormal diplomatic representation or more lhan two years, have agreed to exchange ambassadors again, diplomatic informants report. Friction developed between Ihe leighborlng countries late in 1052 when Argentina stopped permitting her citizens to go to Uruguay. Receiving Stolen Goods Charge Heard In Municipal Court today Robert Smith, Negro, was found guilty on a charge of petit larceny In connection with stolen goods from Ark-Mo Power Co, Smith was found guilty ol receiving stolen goods which he said he found and hid In a bulldlnn. The articles were several pieces ol soldering wire and some other electrical, wiring. Smith pleaded not guilty but was fined »35 and costs and sentenced U) one day in Jail. In another case, William H. Stephens forfeited a $5 bond on a | charge of running a stop ilgn. I RANGOON, Burma (AP) —Flown in under a blanket of official secrecy, Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai arrived in Burma today enroute to the Asian-African conference al Bandung, indonesia. + Only a handful of high Burmese 'officials, the Soviet ambassador and a few newsmen were on hand at Kingaladon Airport as the big air India Skymaster roared In with Chou's 21 - man party. Burmese air force jets escorted the airliner from the Chinese border. Burmese Premier U Nu and Foreign Minister Sao Hkun greeted Chou as he descended from the plane. Chou's parly included Vice Premier Chen Yl, Foreign Trade Minister Ye Chec and Vice Foreign Minister Chu Han-fu. Also aboard was Indonesia's ambassador lo Peiplng, A. Mononulu, who Is accompanying the Red Premier lo Bandung. Four hours afler his arrival, Chou lunched with U Nu at the mansion of Burmese President Ba U. The two premiers continued their talks Into the afternoon at tho Premier's residence. Presumably they were discussing the Bandung conference. Tiie premier, originally scheduled lo arrive yc-slerday, delayed his flight from Kunming for 24 hours. CancerCampaign Drive Date Set Norfh Missco Goal is $3,000; $2,000 for City Annual American Cancer Society campaign for funds gets starled here lomorrow, It was announced today. A house-tohouse cnnvas gets under way at 0:30 o'clock tomorrow night in Blythevllic. Women of the Rebekah Lodge will conduct the drive, start of which will be signal- led by Blythcville's fair siren. Heading the drive for North Mi Issippi County will be L. E. aacs. He has named Eddie For is chairman for Blythcville. Goal for this end of the count; Mr. Isaacs slaled, is 53,000. servative Peoples' party and \vu made public by the party's nc« service. "Our war prisoners and ii lernecs will see their home ugali This has been achieved by the ill right attitude of the Austrian peo pie. "We are looking forward ha) pily to seeing our homo again nfi er concluding difficult ncgolli lions," the statement said. Raab did not Indicate wha agreements he had reached I Moscow with the Russians. Earlier Austrian radio station, carried reports from Moscow quol Ing the Austrian ambassador ther as saying agreement has bee reached between Raab and til Kremlin leaders. U.S. Must Approve The reports quoted Ambussado Norbert Blschoff as saying be wa certain the Western powers wou! have nothing against the agree ment reached in Moscow. Any agreement between Raal and the Kremlin needs first tin approval of the United Stales France and Britain before this nn lion can regain Its freedom. The Russians have been stalling signature of n stale treaty for 10 years. Austrians confident!;- awaited Joint Auslro-Rlisslan communique expected lonlghl. There was subdued optimum In the capital. O .his fl'-iire, Blylhevillc is lo ob tain $2,000. 24 MlHimi Victims The drive is being held in coor iralion wilh Ihe American Cance iociely, which spearheads cance •cscarch in the United Slates. ACS officials have pointed hat unless the presenl trend 'eversed. 24 million American ilive loday wil die of cancer. On the brighter side, decllnini ancer death rote among womei ins been made possible, accordini o the ACS, through a vlgorou itiblic education program whlcl 'Cgan in 1936 and wns given fur her impetus by organization he ACS In 1945 . Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Gen- rally fair this afternoon, tonight nd Friday. Warmer Friday. High his afternoon in the low 70s. Low •night in the mid 40s to low 53s. MISSOURI — Mostly fair west, a'rtly cloudy with scattered light lowers ending east porlion this ternoon; cooler /southeast and asl-ccntral and a little wannfir Cjlhrv:est; generaliv fair Iflnl^ht nd Friday; a little cooler south- si and extreme east toi::;;hl: inner Friday; low tonight 40s east ~iu south to aiound 50 northwest; gh Friday 60s cast to 70-75 west, tfnximnm ypstfirdfty—7fl. Minimum thin morning- S2. Sunrise thin mornlnK —5:29, Sunset toddy—fl;3J. Moftn tnmpcnitun' — 6.V Pri'clplUllon Intit 24 hours lo 7 p.m. -.25. Prccljilutlori Jnn. 1 lo datp—18.71, Tills Date I..HI Year Maximum yMUT(I»y—75, Minimum this tnornlm:-.W. 1'rrclpltiUloa Jnmury 1 to dalo ~ I6J8. The unexplained delay came after Pelning radio accused "agents' of Ihe United Slates and National- 1st China of sabotaging nn earlier plane carrying Red Chinese delegates lo Bandung. The plane wenl down in the South China Sea Monday wilh 19 aboard. Three Indians —Iwo crewmen and an engineer— were rescued. "1,'ltcr Nonsense" U.S. officials in Washington and Hong Kong, the plane's last slopping poinl before It crashed, dismissed the sabotage charge as "utler nonsense." The British Foreign Office lermed the crash an "unfortunate accident." Chou and U Nu will be joined lere tomorrow by India's Prime Minister Nehru and Egypt's Premier Carnal Abdel Nasser, who have been meeting In New Delhi. All four plan to leave together Saturday In the Indian plane for Bandung. A dispatch from fie Indian capi- al said Nehru and Nasser wound up their talks today. Nasser reportedly insisted Ihat he lense Arab-Israeli sltuallon be debated at Bandung. Nehru has ct it be known he does not feel uch localized Issues are within scope of the conference. U.S., Britain Turn Down Big Four Proposal LONDON ffi - The United Slates mid Britain have turned down i French proposal Ihat a LhreL'-powe study group begin immediately to prepare for a conference with tile Soviet Union. They want to wait until the Paris treaties to rearm West Germany arc ratified. Informants said British and American leaders fear there may yet' be a hitch in completing ratification. France still has differences with West Germany over the Saar to settle. If there is no unexpected hitch, ratification should be finished In early May. Inside Today's Courier News , . . Chicks Hun In Arkansas State Trunk Meet Today . Roberts Hardy Misses Nu-IIIUcr as 1'lills Whip Giants . . . Sports . . . I'itjres 10 Hlitl Jl . . . . . . Nehru Doesn't Want Jol ns Lender (if Free Asia . First of Two Articles . . . Fngt. Work on U.S. 61 State 18 Planned But City, County Cooperation Needed On New Approach Two bits of news of interest t this urea's motorists came out Little nock yesterday when tli Arkansas Highway Commission an nounccd: 1, Jt bus programmed the wes Highway 18 approach to the city and 2. II hopes to get started this yew on tho Lake Davld-Stato Line sector of U. S. 01, But the Highway 18 proposltloi has the usual strings. The Commission will not send more for tin right of way than the $16,000 valui placed on It by appraisers, Council May Gn Along It would look to the city and county to bear any costs going ovei tlmt figure. City Council here has expressed Is willingness to participate h inquiring liny right of way within .In: city limits, but Is powerless to let on Dial iinrllon which Is oul- ikle the city. According the Arkan.iiLH Highway Jepiirlmont plans, the new ap- >roach would run north of present llghway 18 and would enter the ity at Main and alKt. Highway Director Herbert, El- rldfje said yesterday In Little Rock p. expects the department to hire n engineer for the U.S. rerouting rtthln 30 days. He expressed hope that work on c new highway .which will be a mlo U> the Lake Dnvid-Wrat Mcm- hls stretch, will befjln In the fall. Free World Trade Need Is Cited AUGUSTA, Ga, (AP) _ President Eisenhower today asked Congress to advance "the struggle against Communist domination" by approving United States membership in a new 34-nalion organization on world trade. In a special message to the lawmakers from Ills vacation headquarters here, the President declared refusal to approve would in the long run "play directly Into the hands of the Communists." "I believe the national • interest requires that we join with other countries of the free'.world in deal- Ing with our trade problems on a cooperative basis," he said. He urged Congress to enact legislation authorizing U.S. membership in the new trade unit, known formally as the Organization for Trade Cooperation. Set Up In Geneva An agreement for creation at OTC was signed at Geneva last March 21. It Is an outgrowth'of an existing International trade setup produced by the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs—known us OATT. In calling for tl.S. membership In the new OTC organization, El- senhower said: "I believe the reasons for United Slates membership . . .are overwhelming. We would thus demonstrate lo the free world our active Interest In the prmotlon of trade among tho free nations. Aid to NATO "We would demonstrate our'de-'" sire to deal with matters of trade n the same cooperative way we do with military matters to such re- Jlonnl pacts as the North Atlantlo Treaty Organisation, and 'with fl- lanclal matters In the International Monetary Fund and in tho In- .ernatlonal Bank for Reconstruc- .lon and Development. "We would thus cooperate further with the free world, In tho struggle against Communist doml- nillon ,lo the greater security and irosperlly of all." Eisenhower's message went to -ongrcss as he awalled the arrival icre of Sen. George (D-Ga), chalr- of the Senate Foreign Rela- lons Committee. James C. Hngcrly, White House rcss secretary, said the meeting rould be "purely social" and that le chief executive plans to Intro- 'uce George to a few friends. But the session does provide an iiportunlty for review of the inter- atlonal situation, Including prob- ms in the Formosa area. The proposed organization would See IKK on Page 3 Arrests Total 1,982 WASHINGTON Ifl-Thc Post Of- ce Department soys there were 982 arrests between last July and "•ebruary for rifling home and partment mailboxes. It was more than In any previ- is comparable period. The ilcves are "fools" lo think they »n get awny with It, Postmasler cnernl Summerticld laid. HOT HOD — Buddy Miller is the proud owner of the low-slung hot rod pictured above. Buddy Is a Junior In Blythcvlllc High School. He has spent about $1,000 and two years of work in building the vehicle. The car has the body of a 1930 model Ford and the engine of a 1037 model Ford V-8 60. 'Hie hot rod weighs between 2,400 and 2,500 pounds »nd Is about 1 feet high. It has been lowered in the front and back to give It a low sweeping body effect. The vehicle Is 105 Inchoi long and will register up to 100 miles per hour. Buddy has entered the hot rod h) the coupe division of the Mid-South Motorama In Memphis Saturday and Sunday. Tho Motoramn will sturt at 9:00 each morning and close at 10:00 each, night. (Courier News Photo)

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