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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHIAS1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 22 BlythevlUe Courier Blythevllle Daily He BlytlMTfflt Herald l Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1955 EIGHT PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS OBSERVE RADAR TRAFFIC DEVICE — speed control device near Blytheville yesterday. Sheriff William Berrynian (center) joined city, This State Police district, made up 01 nine coun- state and other county law enforcement officers ties, will have one in operation, probably by In viewing the State Police Department's radar July. (Courier News Photo) Radar Speed Control Device Seen By Law Enforcement Officers Here Traffic slowed on North Highway 61 near Blythevllle yesterday afternoon and the rea- 5on wasn't the repair work on the road. The state police of this district were conducting an educational try-out of the radar system for checking the speed of traffic. Lt. Marion Thomas of Forrest City and Trooper L. E. Gwyn of Brinkley are carrying the machine around the district consisting of nine counties Including Mississippi, Crittenden, Cross, Si. Francis, Lee, Phillips, Arkansas, Woodruff and Monroe. The cost of each radar machine is around SLOOO which includes a Economics and Tension: Two Main Issues In British Election By DAVE MASON LONDON (AP) — Britain's general election next month may well be fought around two main issues — the nation's economic health and her role in easing East-West tensions. The battleground has been simp-.;. ing up for months in parliament and press. It was thrown into sharp focus last night after Prime Minister Anthony Eden called elections for May 26. Leaders of the opposition Labor party quickly declared that Eden's 10-day-old government was afraid i to delay the election because ceo-' nomic conditions showed signs of worsening. And there was renewed Laborite criticism because the Conservative government has not seen fit until now to press lor big power talks on world problems. Widely Forecast Eden went on the air last night Farm Fire Claims Another Victim Mother of Family Perishes From Severe Burns The third victim ol a farmhouse fire near Victoria yesterday died early today at Methodist Hospital Memphis, and hospital officials to make his terse announcement | today could -see little change in the of the election date which had* been critical condition of a fourth, told the widely forecast. He told the nation "uncertainty at home and about the political future is bad for our influence in world affairs. bad for trade and unsettling in many ways." He said Parliament would he dissolved May 6. Hugh Gaitskell, former Laborite chancellor of the exchequer declared the "real reason' for an early election was government concern over the economic situation. "They fear a trade deficit which developed in the second half of " 1954 is getting worse," he said. "They want to get the election over quickly before unemployment increases." Last February the Churchill ernmen Mrs. Frank IVy. 25, mother of two children who burned to death and the third who was injured, died between midnight and 1 a.m. today from severe burns suffered when the family tenant house on the Russell Gill farm near Victoria was destroyed in an explosive flash-fir-; yesterday morning. Child Critical Still listed as "very critical" at Methodist Hospital today was her son, Gene, 4. Hospital officials said the lad's condition was unchanged speed meter and a machine to record each vehicle's speed and the time of day, right down to the seconds. There will be one in each stale police district sometime in July. City officials, county peace officers and state troopers from surrounding area attended the demonstration at the Star-Vue Drive- in Theater on Highway 61 south and on Highway 18 west. How It Works With this device it is possible to determine accurately the speeds of vehicles passing through a specific zone of travel. The theory underlying the speed- meter is that a radio wave when reflected from a moving "target" will cause a shift in the reflected wave length proportional to the speed of the moving object. This is known as the Doppler effect. The speed-meter consists essentially of a high frequency transmitter which transmits a radio baam (2,455 megacycles) toward any area of observation. The reflected light is picked up by the receiver of the unit. The signal from the transmitter and the reflected signal are mixed in the receivers; the output signal conta ins only the difference frequency. The latter is directly proportional to the vehicle speed. Then it is amplified and translated onto a linear scale reading on what is c'\- sentally a frequency meter ca"- brated in miles per hour. Officers focus the beam of the machine in the direction of the approaching vehicles. If a car registers a speed on the meter which exceeds the lawful speed limit in the section in which you are driving the driver is subject to arrest. Employers Are Guests of BHS Students from yetserday, and indicated it would be another 4P hours before they could tell whether he will be expected to live. The youth suffered third degree c „=.,„ took'*ftcUon V toT P ee'd n the!^'-n^ over most of his body in flow of exports and to slow down the fire which .started when Mrs. im orts y ! ' e ' kinclled a fire in a not stove "Among the steps taken by Chan- with kerosene. cellor of the Exchequer R. A. But-! Two oilier children. Alice Faye ler were increasing the interest | Ivy, 3, and Kenneth David Ivy, 2, rates and restricting installment j were killed in the blaze. buying. A month later he said his emergency measures were off. Detailed Report On Tuesday Butler will detail Britain's economic outlook when he presents his new budget. Laborite left-winger Michael Foote declared the main issue in the election is "are we going to turn out these people who have helped prevent high level talks?" The Labur party, sparked by moderate leader Clement Attlee, has pressed for immediate big power talks on the hydrogen bomb, disarmament and other world problems. Both Churchill and Eden took the stand that the Paris agreements to rearm West Germany must be adopted prior to any high level Big Four conference. They argued that the West must negotiate from a position of unity and strength. " Final ratification of the Paris accords Is now at hand and preliminary steps towards possible Big Four talks are being taken by the West. Eden's decision to make an early Appeal for support of his new government was widely endorsed by the British provincial prm today. Frank Ivy, the father, was work- paying | ing at a barn near the house when the fire occurred and two other children were standing across the road from the house awaiting a school bus. Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning, though services will be conducted sometime tomorrow at Holt Funeral Home. Future Tradesmen of Arkansas' Blytheville High School chapter entertained part-time employers last night at a Rustic IMP dinner. Appearing on the program were Alex Hill, Blytheville Propane; Riley Quick, Central Metals Co.; and Roy Wofford, shop instructor at BHS. Students appearing on the program included Bill E Colston, club i president who acted as master of ! ceremonies, and Jimmy Goforth. j W. C. Colston, father of Bill, I gave the invocation. I Firms represented at the annual affair included S. H. Kress, ! O'Steen's Studio, Black and White Store, Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., F. L. Wicker Machine Shop, Courier News. Hays Store; Hall's Studio, West End Service Station. Sherwin-Williams, Western Auto, Hcuer's Shoes, John Miles, Miller, City Drug. South Gets 1st Vaccine Shipments Distribution Will Follow Eorlier Pattern NEW YORK (AP) — The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis says Salk vaccine orders will be filled from "the South up" — following the same system used in the field trials last year. Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, the foundation's medical director, said yesterday early closing dates for schools and an earlier beginning of the polio season in that part of tiie nation are the main reasons for such planning. Van Riper said distribution of the drug will then proceed northward toward the Canadian border. Meanwhile, the grateful nation was paying homage to the man who conquered the dread disease. A huge welcome awaits Dr. Jonas E. Salk when he returns today to Pittsburgh, where he did his research. No Royalties In other parts of the nation spontaneously formed groups rallied to express their thanks to the Pittsburgh University scientist, Salk, 40, gels no royalties for his work, his discovery is not patented. It is a property of the American people whose "dimes" made it possible. Ideas to form "Funds for Salk" mushroomed throughout the country as one town followed another- In Richmnd, Va., M. B. McReynolds, a sales engineer, proposed a fund of thanks for Salk and immediately sent a dollar for each of the three members of his family to Salk. His idea was picked up by the New York Daily Mirror. The newspaper proposed editorially a three- month campaign asking its readers to mail dollar contributions to a Salk fund. Trank-You-Glft And in Mount Vernon, 111., the Junior Chamber - of Commerce mailed an $85 thank you jiftr—a dollar for each of its members. There were many others who expressed thanks to the scientist in money gifts or telegrams. In Ann Arbor, Mich., where the vaccine evaluation took place, station WPAG-TV has started a "Send See SOUTH GETS on pajre 8 Group Opposes Action on School Rotary Delegates To Little Rock Blytheville's Rotary Club will send six and Luxora four delegates to the annual conference of the 200th District of Rotary International which begins in Little Rock tomorrow. Delegations from both clubs will be headed by their presidents, William L&wshc of Blytheville and Moses SHman of Luxora. Others making the trip from Blytheville include J. W, Adams, C. A. Cunningham, Hays Sullivan, Kemper Bruton and John Mayes. Luxora's club will send the Rev. James Riherd, W. L. Hannah and R. C. Lancaster. Mrs. Lancaster iifeo wtii makt fee trip. Opposition Favors Retention of Split Term for Students MANILA — A school board decision to abolish the cotton harvest fall vacation at Manila's schools has resulted In action on the part of some citizens in the district. Last night, over 300 persons were on hand In the Blackwater gymnasium to discuss the resolution adopted by the board earlier this week. Under the plan, school would dismiss the last of June and take up again the third Monday in October. In making the decision, the board said it felt it was a compromise in that It allowed children several weeks to pick cotton. Hardships Seen However, at last night's meeting, people spoke out against the proposal, saying it will work a hardship on some children, either from R monetary or educational standpoint. "Education, of many, children would be hindered by this move . . . and extra income derived from cotton picking and chopping is urgently needed by many families to help send their children to school," one spokesman for the opposition group said. Dr. Robert Ration, president of j Manila's school board, was on I hand for the meeting and said he : feels the decision is best for the ! school. j In final action, the group voted I to petition the board to reconsider the action and rescind tin; move. William Holloway, Jr., was named secretary by the group op- po.sing the change. Bandung Delegates Fume As Asian Leaders Gather BANDUNG TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT—More than half the world's population from an urea four times the size of the U. S. will be represented at the Aslan-Afrlcnn conference at Bandung, Indonesia, starting April 18. Announced purposes ol the parley arc to better mutual relations and discuss economic problems. Hosts of the parley ore the so-called "Colombo powers"—India Pakisan, Indonesia, Ceylon and Burma. Inset in above Newsmap shows Indonesia; which won Independence ' from the Netherlands In 1947 but Is still nghtlnR for control of Irian. Democrats to Honor Rayburn; Striving for Party Harmony Hy JACK I1EL.L WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats strove for party harmony today as they got ready to honor House Speaker Sam Ilayburn of Texas at a $100-a-plalc dinner. With the party's top attractions'on hand to demonstrate unity at the dinner, an advisory group moved to bury the troublesome "loyalty oath" issue that split the 19i)2 nominating convention. Former National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell called the advisory group together to puns on recommendations for adoption of new rules under which most Democrats could bolt the party presi- dential ticket without the threat of party discipline. National Cliiitrmnn Paul M. Butler said he expected the advisory group to reach a final decision of the proposed new ruins. He said Nationalists See No Direct Blow at Isles By Sl'K.NCHK AIOOSA TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — The belief grows on Formosa that Red China will not risk the wrath of U. S. military power with a direct smash at the offshore islands - hut instead will nibble ;jway at minor islands around either Quemoy or :he Matsus. The Reds with .sustained assaults* might take Quemoy Island from ' . the Nationalists, bill with possible ; j (j^ p'OSH S serious developments. ...... On the other hand, there arc the ; C^itSier Oiac In three Islets across \rnoy Harbor j ra '" ler ^ le » •" to the west of Quemoy. Prom Tlan. j M irciccinni Erhtan and Santan. the National- fV\liil3ilppl ists intercept Communist shipping bound for Arnoy. With Quemoy and .Services for John Tyler Nash, 84, Little Quemoy. they arc the cork j liithcr of Louis Gay Nash of Blythc- In the hottle. They arc the stopper j ville, who died at his home in West that has choked Amoy Into a dead Point. Miss., last night, were to br port. conducted at 2 p.m. today In First Create Tensions Presbyterian Church at West Point by the Ucv. T. A. Davidson. Graveside services will he conducted at PiM^ah Cemetery at Versailles, Ky. Mr, Nash, who was born at Lynch- bnrg, Va., In 1070. was a longtime rf-iclent of West Point and Wood- around cither Quemoy or the' fold County. Ky. He was an elder Mntsus—or nroiir ' both—rather! In the Presbyterian Church and than risk massive assaults on Hie: clerk of the sessions at West Point, main outposts. They note how the j He is also survived by another son A Communist attack on ihe.se 1-slets would create tension, find might provide the Communists with propaganda victory. Most military experts here think Ihe Reds ore more likely to nibble strategy worked in the Tachfjn.s. j J<TC Na.sh of OreenvilU:, The Nationalists -subsequently j Miss.: a sister, Mrs. Thomas Page •• - • | Avcrill of Frankfort. Ky.; two - i grandchildren and one great grand- pulled out of the Taehen-s. New Strike Darkens Labor Front By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tfi Another major strike darkened the nation's labor front today a.s some 25,000 textile Workers in four New England states struck in a dispute over wages. New violence and' damage was reported in the two big continuing strikes In the South. These two costly walkouts, which .started March H, af/ect thousands of telephone and railroad workers as well as workers In some related Industries. The CIO Textile Workers Union struck In 23 cotton textile mills in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. The workers stayed away m lupport of demands | son. Pallbearers were to be Roger for a new contract and refused to j train near Na.sh.viHe, Tenn., last, j take a 10 cents an hour cut in wages and fringe benefits. Some 37 other mills have agreed to renew contracts. The workers now receive an average of SI. 30 nn hour. The minimum wage IK Pryor, Robert Mitchell. Ralph Wwrins, Thompson McCJOJan. J. B. Franklin, and Jere B. Nash, Jr. Honorary pallbearer were officers New Violence The new violence was reported in the .strike by about 25,0 OOnon- operating employes of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Meanwhile, National Mediation Board members In Washington continued efforts to end the walkout. But about 4.000 additional LfrN workers planned to strike Monday. Tha derailment of «. pas wager , L u, uX. ' ' ' ol the First Presbyterian Church night, in which 30 pR SSft r.R*rfi wore * w; Wf(] shaken up was called .SHbotagc by R c Dayjfi( Dr H . |rvcy Flt)W(;rSi w . rail official. C. HlKRlnson of Blytheville, Dr. J. Gov. Frank Clement of Tonnes- j K. Beasley of Blytheville and Dr. ' Frank Carey of Greenville, Miss. sec ordered the stale's law enforcement agencies to assist in the Investigation of the derailment. More damage also was reported In connection with the walkout by CIO Communications Worker*, of America against the Southern Bell Telephone Co. In nine states. An undetermined number of the 50,000 union-eligible employes arc taking The family has requested that memorials to the church fit West Point b(: .sent rather than flowers. Air Meeting Planned Radio Pclping today and Red China will TOKYO ij said India mnr-t soon to conclude an aviation part in the .strike, which started In I ptu:t. Thf? Coimunlst radio did not nine Southern states nfler lallure j soy where the meeting would be &M STRIKE oo 1'agc I held. the group's report would be submitted to the niitlonul committee nt ll.i noxt meeting, .scheduled tentatively for next September in Chicago, Bid (o Avoid UcHiilt The proposed rule.s changes. (jRiinrniiy !n((?r[>rcled a.s a bid to avoid another pas-'iible Dixie rebellion at the 1050 convention, would assign slate organisations the primary responsibility ffj1 ' getting names of the party nominees on their state ballots. The Truman-Barkley ticket was kept off the Alabama ballot In 1940. This led to demands for pledges by 1052 national convention delegates to support the party nominee;;. A furious convention row over tho Issue ended In a cotnproml.se statement that delegates should work toward getting the national ticket on .state ballots. A report signed by Mitchell, Sen. Humphrey (D-Miunj and former Gov. John S. Battle of Virginia, recommended the advisory group and the national committee approve a three pronged resolution, Humphrey and Battle were on opposite sides in the 1!)52 "loyalty onlh" fight. No Commitments Required It would .slate "the assumption and u n d e r s t a n d i n g" that in choosing 195(> convention delegates, .state organizations would under- tiike to "ji.'isurt!" the national ticket a place on their ballots. But the resolution would say that "no commitments .shal 1 be required of delegate?; to the Democratic National Convention In the nbsenre of credentials contests . . ." This implied that the national convention might extract some assurances of ticket support from any delegation seated in a contest. The resolution would provide that "It Is the duty of every member of the Democratic National Committed to declare affirmatively for the nominees of the convention and that his failure to do so .shall be Chou's Talk With Nehru, Others Hit By HAROLD MILKS BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Some delegates to the Asian-African conference — a mammoth diplomatic show of 29 nations opening here Monday — wonder whether the stars are writing the script to please themselves. They are openly questioning the purpose of the "little Bandung" conference held yesterday In Rangoon by Indian Prime Minister Nehru, Red China's Chou En-lal and Abdel Carnal Nasser of Egypt, with Burmese Premier U Nu a* host. The four Premiers held two sessions last night, one before and one after a banquet. There was no hint of what they discussed although presumably it concerned the conference here. Today all four are flying to Indonesia, Chou alone with his follow delegates from Peiplng, and Nehru, Nasser and U Nu in another Air India International plane. Question Echoed "What did they have to talk about that we couldn't all hear?" demanded an Arab delegate among the early arrivals In Bandung. His question was echoed repeatedly In hotel lobbies here while tha delegates—there will be 600 to 1,000 in all—were getting acquainted. No one scorned to know the subjects under discussion at Rangoon nnd most were frankly concerned by wimt appeared to some to be a control caucus. Eyptlan delegates who arrived ahead of Nasser said it was Nehru who took, the Initiative In arranging the Egyptian leader's atop in New Delhi nnd the preconference meeting with Chou In Burma, Red China's Premier was taking no chances on his journey to Ban- dung. He slipped out of Rangoon on his chartered Indian Skymaster ahead of Nehru, Nasser and U Nu. Under Constant Guard The plane had been under constant guard tiurfng its 30 hours in Rangoon and not even airport officials were permitted to approach it. Chou hud refused the refueling facilities of the British-owned Burma Oil Co. His aircraft had carried Its own fuel all the way from Kunming, China, where it had collected him and his aides. All these precautions doubtless were the consequence of the crash of another chartered Indian plane carrying eight Red Chinese to Indonesia last Monday. Pelping radio .said It had been sabotaged. Chou had to cancel a scheduled stop at Peniing, Malaya, and put down at Singapore because of bad weather. Immediately Singapore's Kallang Airport swarmed with police and security guards. Chou went Into seclusion. Chou nnc! his party of 22 took off for Jakarta after lunch. Before they left the British commissioner general for Southeast Asia, Malcolm MacDonald, chatted with the Chine.se premier. For three days all planes into Indonesia have been packed with delegates. They, their aides and observcr.s, together with newsmen already have swamped this resort town. Will Speak Minds Delegates from as far east as the Philippines and as far west as Liberia, with India, Ceylon, Pakistan, Burma and Indonesia as hosts, gather there. They will speak their minds on such subjects as how to improve backward economies, neu- Sce BANDUNG on Page 8 cause for the committee to declare his or her seat vacant.' 1 Butler told newsmen after a closed session of the committee yesterday it now is "practically certain" the Democrats will meet In Chicago Aug. 13 next year. This wouldput their nominating convention a week ahead of the Republican meeting; In San Francisco. Because of election law conflicts, an alternative July 23 date had been set up for the Democratic convention. But Butler said the committee had been assured that Massachusetts, Connecticut and South Dakota had passed new laws postponing dates for certifying presidential candidates fov * DEMOCRATS on P»f« I Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Monday partly cloudy and warm. High loday 95 to 90; tow tonight near 60. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon; fair tonight and Sunday; cooler northwest, warmer southeast this afternoon; cooler north and central portions tonight and Sunday; low tonight 40s northwest to near 60 southeast; high Sunday 68-70 northwest to 80s elsewhere. Maximum yesterday—83. Minimum this morning—flO, Sunrlso this morning—5:26. Sunset today—0:33. Mcflti temperature—71.*. Precipitation last 2' hour* to 7 p.m —none. Precipitation Jan, 1 to dttt—18.72. Thin Date Last Year Maximum yestorrtay—75. Minimum this morning—50. Precipitation January i to d*U — KJfc

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