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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEASl ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 23 Blythevill* Courier Blythevilli DtUj N<n Blyth«m« Herald lppi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY APRIL 18, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dully Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Sewers, City Survey to Top Council Slate Tomorrow night's City Council session could produce twin results affecting the city's future if: 1. Council takes action on a Planning Commission request to sponsor a University of Arkansas survay; and 2. A sewer report indicates time is drawing near for action on that front, ning division. At that time, Chairman Jno. C. McHaney went on record as favoring the move for an extensive survey regarding development and ex- Mayor E. R. Jackson today said he has every hope "we can get started on our sewer system by June 1. "We are going to need those summer months for maximum progress on construction and I hope the Chamber of Commerce Sewer Committee can give us a report tomorrow night which will be encouraging," he stated. The Chamber committee today was toting up figures on organization of the southern improvement district. They sent out an appeal for any petitions which are still out, indicating the total on property now signed up is.approaching the point where organization may be possible. Another Hitch Meanwhile, another hitch developed in the overall sewer picture. Petitions for the northern improvement district, which was organized over a year ago, are .missing. Only two of the dozen or so signed petitions are now on hand. However, it was pointed out, many of the petitions were incorrectly signed in that they didn't include signatures of both husband and wife. Also, the northern district aws quick to take to the plan and it probably will be re-organized within a matter of a week or two once work starts on it again. Mayor Jackson said he isn't sure the City Planning Commission will present its, request for a cooperative city-federal government survey tomorrow night. The Planning Commission has voted to recommend participation in the survey, the Mayor stated. Cost to Cily: 82,500 Of the $5,000 cost, the city would be asked to bear half. The plan would include additional mapping of various areas of the town and recommendations on their development. Mayor Jackson pointed out that the survey will take into account surrounding territory which may have rapid development due to reactivation of Blytheville Air Force Base. City Planning Commission met last week with W. S. Bonner of the University of Arkansas city plan- KC Convention Closes Today With Elections The Knights of Columbus wind up their 47th annual three day state convention this afternoon with election of new officers. Last night they Held their annual convention banquet at the Plantation Room at Hotel Noble with Bill Hrabovsky. newly elected president of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce as master of ceremonies. Invocation was given by the Rev. Amos P. Enderiin, acting state chaplain for the group, and the ad dress of welcome was presented by Paul Hughes, Grand Knight of Blytheville. Entertainment was furnished by the Smith Brothers Trio. After introduction of visitors, the group heard addresses by Leo J. Byrne, State Deputy and Clemens M. Woff, State Master, 4th District. Mo. The convention neld its business meeting at the Catholic School on 13th and Ash this morning. pansion. Also up for consideration, the Mayor stated, will be the city's ma- •larial control program. Since the state no longer participates In the program, the tab to the city will run around $4.000 if Council chooses to shell out that much. Inside Today's Courier News . , . Maybe Bosox Don't Need Ted Williams 1 Bl? Bit . . . Blytheville Chiefs Win Season Opener . . . Rookie Larry Jackson Relieves One o r Eddie Stanky's Worries . . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and 11 ... . , . Wilson's Scoutin? Program Lists 141 Members in Five Units . . . Pare 3 ... SCOUTING RARITY — These three boys, all of the South Mississippi County District, received Eagle Scout awards at a giant district court of honor at Wilson Saturday night. They're examin- ing wrist watches, a gift of Roy Wilson. They are Charles Ferguson, Wilson; Jimmy Johnson, !7y- ess, and Harvey Seymour of Joiner It was the first district court to be held in Wilson. Afri-Asia Meeting Opens at Bandung Iraq Minister Denounces International Communism By HAROLD K. MILKS BANDUNG, Indonesia {AP) — Iraq's Foreign Minister Fadhil Jamali denounced international communism before the Asian-African conference today and drew prolonged appl-'-'se from many of the 29 delegations. . . • Red China's Premier Chou Enlai and others from Peiping sat with set faces as Jamali charged "international communism is a materialistic religion that breeds hatred among classes and peoples." Prime Minister Nehru's Indian delegation also heard the speech in silence. "Communism Is a new'form of colonialism much more dangerous to us thnn the old colonialism," act-hired Jamali,. whose Arab country is linked Indirectly with the North Atlantic power . through an alliance with Turkey. "No nation on earth is free from Its effects." 15 Minute Statement Premier Mohammed AH of Pakistan, which has a mutual aid treaty with the United States, walked across the conference room and shook hands with Hum nil and congratulated s .lm at the end of the speech. Chief delegates were delivering 15-mtnute policy statements in a program which It appeared would go into tomorrow . Indonesian President Soekarno opened the conference with a declaration that the population of Asia and Africa, totaling more than u bin ton, "can inject the voice of reason into world affairs." Soekarno, one of, Asia's greatest orators, spoke slowly In flawless English. "Perhaps now more than at any other moment in history," he declared, "society, government and statesmanship need to be based upon the highest code of morality. Red Air Buildup Is Studied by Ike By MARVIN AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) L. ARROWSMITH President Eisenhower has received intelligence information that the Chinese Communists are engaged in "an extensive buildup" of Red airpower opposite Formosa, which the United States is committed to defend. Announcing this at Augusta yesterday after a conference with the President, Secretary of State Dulles told newsmen the buildup has "gr»ve implications." He described it as: 1. "More intense find more broad in Its scope" than the United States had been aware of until a few days ago. 2. A buildup which "indicates a higher degree of capability" on the part of the Communists to launch an attack "than we had been aware of a few weeks ago." In a formal statement after a two-hour meeting with the Prer dent Dulles .said: "In relation to China, we discussed the grave implications ol ^n extensive buildup, now in progress, by the Chinese Communists of offensive airpower on the China mainland opposite Formosa." At News Conference Dulles' elaboration on the buildup came at a brief news conference at'a hotel after he had left the chief executive's vacation headquarters at the Augusta National Golf Club. His remarks and his prepared .statement, which was approved by Eisenhower, stirred new interest in a prediction attributed last month to Adm. Robert B. Carney that the Reds would be capable of launching an assault on the Chinese Nationalist Matsu Islands by April 15. The prediction the Communists would be set for an attack on Quemoy, another off-shore island, about May 15 was also attributed to Carney. Carney, chief of naval operations, later flatly denied he ever made such a prediction. Some newsmen who attended a dinner where Carney expressed his views challenged the admiral's memory Joiner Is Next For X-Ray Unit The mobile X-ray unit being sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association m o v e d deeper into South Mississippi County this week, with stops scheduled for Wilson today and Joiner tomorrow. The unit added 841 more x-rays from the county Friday and Saturday at Osceola and Luxora. At Osceola 540 persons received be s j_ ht | y free chest x-rays with 301 more going through at Luxora. Helping in the Osceola clinic were the Mesdamcs Earl Robbins, Nathan Weinbcrg, Win.A. Steed Condition of Fire Victim Reported As'Unchanged' Gene Ivy, four-year-old son of Frank Ivy of near Victoria, who suffered severe burns in a fire which destroyed the family home and burned his mother and two other children to death Friday, was listed as unchanged this morning by .Methodist Hospital officials at Memphis. The youth is still "very critical" officials said. His condition "may improved" an official said, but essentially it is unchanged. The youth's mother, Mrs. Frank Ivy, his brother, Kenneth David, 2, and sister, Alice Faye Ivy, 3, who Guy Robbing, Bruce Calbert and U j <jjed in the blaze, were buried yes- K. Harway. At Luxora, volunteers were Misf Wilma Layne. Miss Edith McDaniel, Mrs. E. B. Sartain Jr., Mrs. R. C. Langston and Mrs. Leonard Ellison. terday. Services for the three were conducted at Holt Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Six Sent from Here for Induction Six men of the seven called for induction by the local draft board for the armed services reported this morning, according to Rosie M. Sa- llba, clerk of the Blytheville Draft Board. The induction call was for seven men, with three of this number volunteering for induction, one trantferring to another board, and three reporting as scheduled. The next call will be for eight men for induction on May 12. Those leaving this morning were: Arthur Dean RoberUson, Manila, Bobby Dnrrol RigRS, John David Anderson, and Ezell N. Wilson, all of Blytheville, Thoma* Elmer Holder, Luxora and .Jack Robert Cle- inenu ol Memphis. of what he said. Dulles' remarks yesterday appeared to raise a question whether a Communist attack in the Formosa Strait might jibe pretty closely with the timetable which figured in the Carney stories. Shortly after they \> ere written last month Eisenhower said at a news conference he had no information indicating the Reds planned any early attack in the Formosa Strait. In an implied rebuke to Carney, the President said talk about the possibility of war did nothing to advance the cause of peace. Summary Given Dulles gave this summary of other aspects of their review of world problems: 1. It appears "the Soviet union now ifi willing to alter its 10-year stubborn policy of maintaining Indefinitely Red forces of occupation in Austria." But Dulles added "nothing should be taken for granted" on the basis of week's negotiations between Russia and Austria on an Austrian independence Sec IKE on Page 5 Misdemeanors Heard in Court 1C upland Caruthersville Hero Is Honored Alexandria AFB Will Be Renamed for Col. John B. England By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — Alexandria Air Force Base at Alexandria, La., will he renamed England Ail- Force Base on Mny 1, In honor of the late Lt Col. John B. England of Caruthersville. Jack Hutchison, close friend of (he family, said Sunday afternoon Misdemeanors cost persons hl . received a telegram from Unit- about S200 in fines this morning in| ed stntes senator Stuart Syming- Mumcipal Court. j ton _ Democrat from Missouri, in- On an assault with a deadly | forminR n)m of this. weapon charge, Luberta Hall pleaded guilty and was fined $75 and costs and had $45 suspended during good behavior. In a fight with Frank Lnwshea Saturday night the Negro woman stabbed him with an ice pick. L. C Green pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery and was fined $75 and costs and had S40 suspended during good behavior. Isaac Straud forfeited a $5 bond on a charge of running a red light Monroe Copper forfeited a $10 bond on a chp.rge ul speeding. John Rayford forfeited a 519.75 bond on a speeding charge. Onzer Lee Sallerwhite forfeited a $19.75 bond on a charge of driving without a license and Wallace Sat- let-white forfeited a bond of the amount on a charge of misusing a driver's license. Simultaneously, a letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh England parents of the World War n hero. Mrs. England said, "I'm proud for John's .sake ann his family's sake, but it won't bring my boy back." Tears were in the eyes of Mr. and Mrs. England when they received the news. Ceremonies In Miiy Mr. Hutchison said ceremonies marking the renaming of the base will be held sometime in May. The 31-year-old officer was killed in an airplane crush at Toul Air Force Base in France last November 17. He was commanding officer of the 38flth Fighter Bomber Squadron and was returning from a rou- Sec CAKUTIIEKSVIUiK on Page 5 Senate Probers Ask: Red China May Free U.S. Airmen To Steal Headlines at Bandung By EDWARD K. KENNEDY NEA Special Correspondent BANDUNG, Indonesia — (NBA) — The American airmen now being held as prisoners by the Chinese Communists may win their freedom as a by-product of the Bandung Afro- Asia conference, a neutral source has informed NEA Service exclusively The source said there is considerable speculation among neutral and friendly Western nations that some or all of the airmen branded as spies by the Chinese Reds may be released to coincide with the conference as a Communist propaganda demonstration that they are "willing to live and let live." If this doesn't happen .early In $ # # ¥ # V the Bandung conference, America's Western friends may take the issue to the floor. The anti-Communist nations are more prepared than home observers have exr:oted to meet efforts of the Chinese Communists mid India to discredit the United States. Peiping faces three nations who joined In the fight for Korea: The Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan. Good Example Curias Roniulu Is it democratic spokesman, who can his own Philippine homeland us tin example of America's determination to end colonialism and to assist Asia economically. Behind the scenes, Thailand will be active In. the Western cause. Pakistan will be more open In its Western support. Turkey and Egypt may surprise the conference and turn the tables against th Chinese Communists and the neutrals. Japan remains sitting on the fence. "We're here to talk economics, not politics or propaganda." said chiel Japanese delegate Tnkasaki. Any attempts nt press censorship will be vigorously opposed, he added. May lie Challenged If the Chinese Communists release the American aviators during the conference, the Reds may be challenged about :i hundred or more other prisoners known to be held in Red prison camps but not acknowledged by Peiping. Optimism Krows over the possibility that the Bandung conference may turn out 1,0 be a victory for the uninvited West. What's Being Done About Prisoners? i By JOHN G'HADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Seriate Investigations subcommittee sets out today to find out what is being done and what can be done to free U. S. Fliers and other Americans trapped behind the Iron Curtain. "I think it's time some committee of Congress took a look-see at the situation," Chairman McClellan ID-Ark) said. He said a closcd-loor conference Miller Wins Award for Car Raymond < Buddy i Miller won a consolation trophy in tin; coupe division clwss of the Mid-South motor;*ma -show yesterday in Memphis. Buddy's hot rod was pictured in the Courier News last Friday. Part of the ahow will be Keen on WMCT- TV tonight at 10:00 tonight, James Vest of Blytheville was one of the judges. Dell Finalist In Arkansas Power Event Judges will come to Dell tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 for the fifth annual Community Accomplishment Contest for a first hand infection. Dell Is one of the state finalists In the 0-1,000 person population category. Mrs. John M. Miller of Dell IB in charge of the reception committee lor the city. Dell Is one of 30 towns picked from over 80 entrants In the three different divisions. Winners will be announced. In May and the prize money of $700 for 1st place, $400 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd, $150 for 4th and $100 for 5th will he presented by the Arkansas Power and Light Co. Final Judging this week will be conducted by the directors of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce and among them will be E- B. Thorn M of Bly- Ihevilie's Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. An award luncheon will he held sometime in May in Little Rock. Noted Scientist Albert Einstein Dies PRINCETON, N.J. <tf - Albert Einstein, who became internationally famous at 26 for his theory ol relativity, died today after a four-day illness. The 76-year-old scientist died at Princeton Hospital at 1:15 a.m. of nflammation of the gall bladder. A man who shunned publicity, he had entered the hospital Friday with only his Intimates knowing he was ill. •* The shy, whitc-h.Jred scholar was credited with making possible the atomic bomb by disclosing a small quantity of matter could produce vast amounts of energy. Top Expert EinsCein stood a.s probably the foremost theoretical mathematician and physicist in the world. As recently as 1950, he published a monumental mathematical trea- tise, the unified field theory. This v,as hailed a.s 3 daring type of rnalhematics which sought 'o describe the forces of the universe in ,a set of equations. At the time of his death, Kin- s'o in was a professor emeritus at (he Institute for Advanced Study, comprised of world-famous scholars and headed by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, During his late years, he was outspoken In many causes far removed from the icalm of theoretical physics. On several occasions he advised witnesses ca br:fore conf.irf.s- .sional subversive Investigations committees (hat they had a duty to refuse to answer questions. Einstein asked the President lor commutation of the dr-alh sentence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed a.s atom spies. He said he had to take the stands because ol "my passionate sense of social justice and social responsibilities." Born In Germany The quiet, unpretentious wizard of mathematics and physics spent hi:* lifetime .searching for a unified Mathematical concept of the laws that govern the universe. Born in (Jim, Germany, March 14, 1879, of middle class Jewish parents, he was .swept to international fame by the theory of relativity which he devised at the age of 20. A revolutionary idea, li added a. fourth dimension, time, to the trio —length, breadth and width — which had formed man's basic knowledge of the measurement o/ matter. It also astounded acien- !i:,U by disputing Newton's law of f;i ;,vltatlon, It was Einstein's disclosure, many years ago, that a small quantity of matter could produce astronomical quantities of energy, which was so spectacularly proved when the first atomic bomb exploded, With Mlflfflvlnoi But, the famous, whltcrhnired scientist looked upon the A-bomb v/ith misgivings. In IMS, shortly after the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima, lit- commented: "At present atomic energy Is not a boon to mankind, but a menace." He saw one hopr, however, that •it may Intimidate the human race to bring order Into its international nflolrs, which, without pre.imire of Sec EINSTEIN on FM« ft of the subcommittee with State Department and Air Force representatives was to be exploratory In nature. He said he did not know wlmt course the inquiry would take or whether public hearings would be held Inter. The subcommittee's Immediate concern Is the release of Ifi Amcr- Icnn airmen held by Red China. Eleven of have been Jailed on "spy" charges denounced by tills country as false. How Many? McClcllan said the .subcommittee staff tins been gathering information, not only about the imprisoned airmen, but about other American See PRISONERS on 1'iiRe 5 Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday Wednesday, partly cloudy and con- tnlued warm. High this afternoon In the mid to high 80s. Low tonight In the low to mid 60s. MISSOURI — Mostly cloudy this afternoon with scattered showers or thunderstorms extreme northeast; partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; continued warm; low tonight 50 north Lo 60-65 south; high Tuesday near 80 north and the 80s south. Maximum SaLiir(lny--flfl. Minimum Sunday—fll. Maximum ycfitorclny—00. Minimum thin itiornlnK—65. tiunrlftc thin rnornlnB~5;22, Sunset today—6:35. Mffiin icmpiiraturo—77.S. Precipitation last 48 hours to 7 p.m. —none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tliite—18.72. This Date I.asi Year Maximum ycntcrdiiy—77. Minimum this morning—44. Precipitation January I to date — Ifl.Sfl. "It is the subordination of everything to the well being of mankind. "But today we are faced with a situation where the well being of mankind is not always the primary consideration, Many who are In places of high power think, rather, of controlling the world." "We are living )n a world ol fear," he continued, fear of the future, of the hydrogen bomb and of ideologies. "I hope this conference will give guidance to mankind . . . Will point out to mankind the way which it must take to attain safety and peace," he .said. "I hope It will give evidence that, Asia and Africa have been reborn, nay — a new Asifi and a new Africa havt been born." The only other mnjor speaker at the opening public session was Indonesian Premier All SRstroamld- jojo, elected conference chairman unanimously. He was nominated by Egyptian Premier Gamul Abdel Nasser and' seconded, by Red Chl- na'schou En-lai, Jordan's Poelgn Minister Sayyed Wahld-Salah and Philippine delegate Carlos P. Romulo. Petition Circulated Iraqi Foreign Minister Fadhll Jamnll circulated a statement vigorously denouncing communism as ii "new form of colonialism mora deadlier than the old one." He also defended military alliances such as Iraq's pact with Turkey and Britain as "essential for self preservation until such time when the Communists may change their minds and hearts." Jamall's outspoken attack on the Reds was expected to anger both Chou and India's neutralist Prime Minister Nehru, ono of the five conference hosts. Sastroamldjojo Introduced three subjects likely to loom large in the conference discussions — control of .nuclear weapons, the five principles of coexistence first formulated by Nehru and espoused by Chou and Burmese Premier U Nu, and the admission of Asian- Afrlciin countries Including Com- munLst China into the U. N. Snstroamidjojo did not name the applicant nations but said the conference is "faced with the task to try and find a solution to the problem of United Nations membership for /.slan-Africar countries which for one reason or another are debarred from it." "Where Do I'copte Stand" The Indonesian premier rejected preconference suspicion he said Sec BANDUNG on Page 5 Osceola Gives Polio Shots Tomorrow OSCEOL.A — Polio vaccinations for school children In grades one through four will be conducted tomorrow by the Osceola office of the county health unit, Public Health Nurse Lucy Miller said today. With names still coming in, 1,782 children already have signed up to take the Salk vaccine, Mrs. Miller said. Quito a large number have changed their minds about the vaccine since recent reports of its effectiveness and safety. 'Hie vaccine shots will be administered tomorrow at the Osceola High School gym. Vaccine shots will be given at Wilson Thursday Mrs. Miller said. Helping with the innoculations tomorrow will be doctors C. W. Sll- verblatt, D. H. Blodgett, L. D. Mas- scy, Prank Rhodes, all of Osceola, and Dr. J. T. Polk of Keiser. Following is the schedule for tomorrow: Osceola (white), 8:30; Bondsville. 9:15; Keiser, 0:45; Mississippi County High School, Etowah, Hatcher. 10:30; Carson Lake, Grlder, 1:15 p. in.; and Osceola (Negro), 2 p.m. City's Telephone Directory Is Five Pages Larger This Year StranBcrs often Judge n city by the size of Its telephone directory, and Biythevllle will have a little more to brag about this ycnr than—flve pages more to be exact. The new Southwestern Bell telephone directory for Dlythc- vllle. which made Its dobul today, Is the largest the city has ever had. H show* a gain over last yeari book of one page in the regular listings, from 28 to 29 pages, and an Increase of four pages, from 88 to 92, In the classified section. Dick Moore, Blytheville manager of the flnn, said today his records show an Increase of 129 accounts this year as compared to the same period In 1054. Accounts listed In the new directory total 3,977, while lut year's book had 3,841. '

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