The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 20, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS NKWSPAPUl OF NOBTH*A»T ARKANSAS AND •OUTW5AST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 25 BljrtherlUi CourKr BlythevUI* Dtilj Htm Blytherlll* Htrtld UiwlMlppi Vallijr Uufer BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1965 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sundijr SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Big 4 Meeting In Early June Seen by U.S. ' By WARREN ROGERS 'JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials looked to early June today as the soonest the Western Big Three could meet with Russia at Vienna to restore Austria's independence. -* The meeting of foreign ministers for that purpose seemed assured yesterday after Russia suggested it and the United States responded, that the idea was under "sympathetic consideration." In London, Prime Minister Anthony Eden told the House of Commons Russia had removed "one of the main obstacles" to an Austrian treaty, and tM Western pow- Inside Today's Courier Newt . . . Dodgera Only One Game ' Away from Opening Win Record . . . Little League Coaches to Meet Tonight . . . Cards Ask Waivers on Vic Raschl . . . Sports . . . Pages 10-11... '. . . Einstein's Disputed Statements Were Clues to His Human Side . . . Page 3... 800 Planes Said Massed on Red China's Coast Nationalist Paper Says Russian-Type Jets Art Included By FRED HAMPSON TAIPEI, Formosa tffl— Red China has 800 planes — 500 of them 'jets — along the Fukien and Chekiang coast across the strait from Formosa, the China News said today. The paper, which has some sources inside the Nationalist Chi . nese government, said new types of Russian built planes were involved in the buildup. It stated that a Nationalist air force patrol plane last week encountered but escaped from some Russian type jets believed to be either MIGlTs or MIQ19s. These are later models than the MIG15 which the Reds have in large numbers and -which they used in the Korean War, The MIG17 has been depicted as a two Jet fighter, while the MIG19 is reported a reversion to the single jet design, although presumably more powerful and faster than the MIG15. Attention focused today on U.S. Secretary of State Dulles' statements of concern over growing Communist strength opposite Formosa. New dispatches say It frequently is described In Washington ILS "a very dangerous situation." Most observers here doubted that Washington had any new information on the Red buildup that was not generally known here, and it was believed that the alarm had been caused by completion by the Reds of the big new airfield at Luchiao, 220 miles north of Formosa, and near-completion of the expanded field at Foochow, HO miles west of here. These two fields make the Mnlsu Islands and the northern strait vulnerable to Red air power. ers were ready t~ examine the Soviet proposals. But a date and other details remain to be agreed on. Some predictions in Moscow spoke of. a meeting in mid-May, but Western sources there said that date would be too early. Secretary of State Dulles' own well-filled schedule for May tended to confirm that impression here. There were strong indications both the United States and Great Britain will want further information from the Russians before agreeing to the projected meeting. Aides to the British Prime Minister said Eden may insist clarification in advance on two points: the mann*— in which tria's independence and territorial integrity should be preserved; and the plan for keeping Austria neutral. American officials are determined to confine the proposed foreign ministers' meeting, strictly to the issue of a state treaty for Austria. After nine years of Soviet stalling they were chary of providing the Soviets any more excuses for delay. After settlement of the Austrian question, perhaps another foreign ministers session could be arranged to consider knotty .problems like reunifying Germany and easing East-West tension in general. Considering such issues as meeting might set up stumbling these at the projected Vienna blocks to settlements on Austria • anything else. _ . . . Western Big Three leaders long since have agreed to an independence treaty for Austria. They hnve voiced no real objection to the terms Russia laid down in a com- munique issued at Moscow last week after three days of talks with Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab. Briefly, Russia demanded pledges of no alliances, no union with Germany and no granting of military bases to o ther powers. Russia also laid down certain reparations terms. Secretary of State Dulles, like iis counterparts in Britain, France ind Russia, is expected to spend June 20-20 in San Francisco. That s the time and place of the U.N. 10th anniversary celebration. Alaska to Try ATLANTIC CrrV, N. J. Ufl — There's sure to be a cold beauty in his year's Miss America contest. Girls from Alaska will be admitted the first time, the pageant committee announced yesterday. MONSTERS FROM THE DEEP? — This pair of piscatorial predators, posed a problem when they were found yesterday morning in a ditch beside Federal Compress No. Two, just off Division Street. The problem was two-fold; What are they? and How did they get here? The fish, tentatively identified as sturgeon from the Mississippi River, apparently strayed for from home during the recent high water and got stranded in shallow ditch' when the water receded. Holding the fish is David Boren, Federal Compress employee, who found them yesterday. The fish were dead and their hides had turned to a bone-like hardness, though tney reportedly had been heard splashing around in the ditch in recent days before it ran dry. (Courier News Photo) City Heads into Last Lap In Race for New Sewers Ike Asks Congress For $3.5 Billion To Fight Communism AUGUSTA. Ga. (AP) — President Eisenhower today asked Congress for three and a half billion dollars lo fight communism around the globe — most of it to meet "the immediate threats to world security and'stability now centered in Asia." Iii a special message to the lawmakers from his vacation headquarters, the President said "the preponderance" of the total he requested would go for military and economic bolstering of "the vast arc of free Asia." But he did not say just how much Is being car- marked for that urea, which includes such 1 critical trouble spots as Formosa and Viet Nam. Harold E. Stassen, chief of the Foreign Operations Administration .old a news conference last month .hat of the over-all amount for the Iscnl year starting July 1, $2,140,500,000—two-thirds of the total- would be set aside for 15 Asian nations. Military Assistance The President said today $1,71,200,000 is ofr military assistance and direct forces support—for unl- Chou Okays Compromise On Human Rights Issue W. German Pacts Deposited in Bonn BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States and West Germany today deposited in Bonn the treaties to restore sovereignty to West Germany and to permit Allied forces to remain on' German soil. Radford and Robertson To Fly to Formosa WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department announced today that Adm. Arthur W. Radford and Asst. Secretary of State Walter Robertson are flying to Formosa immediately "in view of the tense situation which continues in the area." The Pentagon statement said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the State Department's Asian expert will consult with officials of the Nationalist government. The talks will be curried out. j under the terms of the mutual aid treaty with Formosa. Was Going to Europe The first consultation under the treaty was held March 3 when Secretary of State Dulles went to Taipei with Adm. Robert B. Carney, chief of naval operations. Pentagon aides said that Radford had been scheduled to go to Europe in a few days to take part In a command exercise organized by supreme headquarters of th? North Atlantic Treaty Organization powers. These officials that the situation said, however, In the Far East prompted President Eisenhower and the State Department to cancel Radford': trip to Europe. Court Expense Act Held Valid LITTLE ROCK (/P)—Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry held today that a 1953 act authorizing circuit Judges and chancellors to pay necessary court expenses does not violate the constitution. An opinion written by Asst. Atty. Gen. James L. Sloan cited constitutional amendment 37 which limits salary and expenses of a Circuit judge or chancellor to a maximum of $7,200 a year. Sloan said, however, - that the questloned 1955 act^-No. 142—does not conflict since It relates to expenses "which arc necessarily incurred in the administration of Justice . . . and does not purport to regulate the personal expenses of the judge or chancellor." Bids Are Asked On Base Work LITTLE ROCK—A high altitude training building, to contain approximately 3,300 square feet, of floor space, will be constructed at Blytheviiie* 1 Air Force Base on bids to be received about May 2G by the Army Corps of Engineers here. Plans and specifications will be issued to prospective bidders about the end of next week, according to Col. Staunton Brown, District Engineer. The building will be one story and of masonry construction. Work to be done will include installation of utilities and construction of a parking area and concrete walks, curbs,: and guters. Construction time will be 180 calendar davs. * Osceola Church Starts Expansion $90,000 to Go For New Annex and Air Conditioning OSCEOLA—Some $90,003 in improvements are slated for Osceola's First Baptist Church this spring, the Rev. Percy Herring stated today. Construction began this week or the first phase of iniorovements which will consist of adding a two- story annex containing some 6,000 additional square feet of floor space. The two-story addition, being built by Osceola Lumber Co., will house two primary departments two beginner departments, one young people's department and foui nurseries. Five-Month Job It is expected to be completed within about five months, the Rev. Mr. Herring said, Next Monday, the church plans to let contracts for the air conditioning of the entire church. The Rev., Mr. Herring said cost of the annex will run about $65.000, the air-conditioning project bringing the total cost up to around $90,000. Air-conditioning of the church is to take about five or six weeks, he stated, * West Germany will become sovereign, however, only when Britain and France — the other two occupation powers — take the same action,. U.S. High Commissioner James B. Cormnt and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer formally deposited the two treaties signifying their governments' completion of the ratification process. "I value this as a symbol of and friendship," Adenauer said. "It obligate us to carry on and deepen out' "intunl work.' 1 Conant declared: "I am convinced that we shall continue to work with united strength toward a common future in pence nnd freedom." German government officials speculated that the United State. 1 ; acted at this time to; 1. Stress that the Paris treaty project for an armed West German alliance wit 1 - the West will be pushed through even though the Big Four soor may conclude a treaty to neutralize neighboring occupied Austria. 2. .Strengthen Adenauer's All to YMCA » SAOINAW, Mich, l/n— Rep. Bentley (R-Mich) yesterday pledged his $10,000 congressional pay raise for 1956 to a l'/ 2 million dollar building fund for a new YMCA in Saglnaw. Bentley, an Owosso • businessman, is independently wealthy. Merchants Will Vote on Closing Two committees were appointed yesterday at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce's merchants division by presiding chairman Hardy Aston. One group will be in charge of two sajes promotion projects for the next three months. Committee members are Oliver Richardson, Walter Manser, John Lane and Al Boyle. The other committee, made up ] of C. M. Smart, O. £. Knudsen, B. H. Hays and B. L. Wade Jr., will supervise nnd canvass the ballots in an election to decide whether the merchants division will sponsor Wednesday afternoon closings again this year. The Dollar Days promotion, already In progress on a small scale, Is scheduled to be expanded to Include a larger number of participants. Dollar Days are held on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Palestine Case Debated At Bandung By ROBERT EUNSON BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Red China's Premier Chou En-lai this afternoon agreed to a compromise on the question of human rights at the Asian- African conference. The Political Committee, composed of the 29 heads of delegations at the conference, also debated more tha" three hours on the Palestine question. Seven Moslem countries offered resolutions demand Ing that the conference support,, implementation of the United Nations resolution on Palestine. Chou reportedly had refused at first to dsicuss a conference resolution on human rights bused on the U.N. charter. "How can I discuss anything under the U.N. charter when we arc not members of the United Nn- tlon.s?" one source quoted him as arguing. Approved ItcsuluUmis With 28 other delegation heads, however, he ended by approving a resolution .stating: "The Asian- African conference declares itself in firm support of the fundamental premises of human rights as set forth In the charter of the United Natioas nnd lakes note of the demand for a common standard of achievements for all peoples and till countries." pro- Chou supported an Afghanistan Western policy in an important election next Buniluy in UH- <>\% state of Lower Saxony. Adcn;tuor resolution on Palestine, h-it asked that i'v;lead of including any reference to the United Nations rcsolu- political opponcnts'thcre arc bitter-j tion the conference statement call ly attacking the treaties threat to German unification. a j for a world appeal on the Palestine | question. Followed Same Une The six other Moslem nations : offering resolutions on Palestine Weather See BANDUNG on Pace 14 forms nnd shoes, for Instance. He a-sked for $712,500,000 in economic assistance, nnd $1,000,300,000 lor defense support. Calling; the mutual security program "an indispensable part of realistic and enlightened national policy,'' he guvu Congress an encouraging picture of progress In Europe toward thwarting Communist aggression as a result, in part, of American assistance. He proposed no new economic help for original Marshall Plan nations of Europe. "The immediate threats to world security nnd stability are now centered In Aslji," Elsenhower declared. "The preponderance of funds requested of the Congress will be used to meet the threat there." Most to Asia The President said that "because of the continuing threat of aggression and subversion in Asia," a large share of the funds requested for military assistance and related help "is to build and maintain the defensive forces of our allies there." He added: "This includes the substantial costs of maintaining nnd improving the defenses of the Nationalist government of China in Formosa nnd provides Tor military equipment and supplies for Korea." That statement of continuing help for Chiang kal'-sliek served to underscore the announcement at El- Kcnhowcr's , vacation headquarters here Sunday that the Chinese Communists arc* engaged In an extensive buildup of Red alrpower opposite Formosa. The President did not provide a natlon-by-nation breakdown on proposed distribution. Some 40-odd countries would share In the program, • , But he told the lawmakers the proposed $712,500,000 In economic assistance includes $172,000,000 for continuation of technical cooperation programs, "'75,000,000 for .special protfi'aniH, $105,00,000 for development assistance, and 200 million for a special presidential fund for A si mi ecomrnic development. As for that .special fund, Eteen- See IKE ASKS on Pago 14 Cif y to Start On Mosquito Spray Program Mayor E. R. Jackson said today that City Council members, con-. t acted individually this morning, have given their approval to a malarial control program by the city, and th;it the opreation will get underway In the next few days. The program, which consists of spraying throughout the city for motfjultnti, is an annual project ;il the city and Is expected to cost about $3,500, "Ordinarily the program doesn't start until Mny 1," Mayor Jackson said, "but the moscpiltos arc earlier this year and we plan to get .started as soon as possible." Fral W»hl, who has conducted the city program for several yearn, again will be in charge, the Mayor aid. The program was scheduled to come up for approval at last night's council meeting, but because of length of the session, it was not brought up. Reorganization Needed in North; South District O K Reorganization of the northern sewer improvement district and cutting through the legal tape of organization for both the city's sewer districts are the only things standing in the way of asking for bids on Blytheville's new sewer system. Time target for winding up the entire paperwork job: 90 days. This became clear tit last night's City Council session when James Terry, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Sower Committee told . Council It Is obvious the southern district has gone over its quota of signed up property owners. According to Terry's figures, which still have lo be certiflec and further checked by abstractors, some $183,591 in book value o. property was needed. Signed petitions on hand Indicate the total is nearly $13,000 over tha 1 figure. The surplus should take care of any "shrinkage" In the final tabulation. ^teorganization Needed The "Case of the Lost Petitions, which, Terry said, some people likened to "burned ballots or .something like that," actually proved to be of little importance In regnrc lo the northern district. ' 'Since the original petitions were signed, tho district has changed considerably. Country Club Heights Installed Us own laterals nnd therefore must bo eliminated from.the district. 'New subdivisions, under construction and contemplated, should bo added. Wo have the entire Job to do over," he dinted. It Is, hoped the job won't take long. Mayor E. R. Jackson appointed H. A'. Holnes lo head up reorganl2u,Uun.Gf the northern district and promised professional aid from Oscar Alexander should Hnlnos think that necessary. Terry, In his report, Miild Alexander "did n fine Job" on winding up organization of the southern district. Work on drawing up the legal description of the northern district started last night. It is hoped new jiellllons will be ground out sometime Frldiiy nnd that work can begin Snlurdny or Monday. "We'll He Ready' Max Mchlburgcr, the Little Rock engineer nntl the city's consultant on the overall project, told Council "we'll be ready when you,lire." It , Mehlburger who fmld It probably will take 00 clays to for- mrilly organize both districts and meet legal requirements In regard to advertising nnd waiting periods, Mehlburger also pointed out that a recent act of the State Legislature makes It mandatory that all public works conform wlh federal wntffi standards for similar Jobs. This will raise '.he cost of some iabor on the Blythevllle Job from and OU cents an hour up to $1.30 nnd "causa a considerable In crease In the cost o.' this Job . . but, even If the act proves const! Lutlonal, I'm hoping we'll be able lo handle the increased cost." Council acted quickly and favorably on a request from City Planning Commission Chairman John C. McHaney to ask for federal aid In getting a survey projecting BIythevlIle'K growth. McHaney pointed out that the Planning Commission at its last meeting passed a resolution ask- ig for Council action, J, W. Meyer, Commission secretary, pointed out that Council merely would be making a request to go through with the survey. "Even if the government concedes to RO along," he told the group, "you can then change your mind nnd throw the whole thing out the window if it doesn't suit you." Council voted to participate up to $2,500 In tho cost of the survey. Credit for Map Meyer pointed out that the new By EDWARD K. KENNEDY NEA Sntclal Correspondent BANDUNG. Indonesia <NEA) — Chiang Kai-shek may lose coslrol N 0 It T If K A S T ARKANSAS: J Mostly clouiiy and continues! warm this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with widely scattered thunderstorms. High this afternoon in, the low to mkl-80s. Low tonight m '. the low to mid-GOs. ! MISSOURI— Considerable dmuli- j ness with scattered showers or thunderstorms southeast, and fair; Sh^ 'cooler 111 ^ 1 ' 1 ^;,-^ > *"«"*« ™* ™*« " ™« **' southeast; Thursday fair north and' ?/**** * bft ;« ttlcd (] " rlnt > he central; cloudy with showers and j Airo-Aslan conference here be- possibly thundersloims extreme j fcouth; low tonight 40s | to 55-60 extreme southeast; hi^hl Thursday in the 70s. j Maximum yf-^li-rHny—f,2 Minimum thih mprnlni; —68. Sunrise this morning--^!. .Sunnct Idday—0:36. Mean temperature—75 Peiping - Indonesia Deal May Grab Millions of Chinese from Chiang I iiourfc to 7 p rn Precipitation Jim. 1 10 rthtfi—13."2- This im<: I.asl Year Maximum ycalerttay—M. Minimum thin morn I OK—59. Precipitation January 1 to rial*! — tween fndonrsla and Communist China, a high Indonesian source told NBA Service. j The source said both the Moslem ; party, probable winner in the com- i iny. 1955 election, and the Natlonal- {isl Pfirty, now the Indonesian parliamentary loader, are seriously concerned about the monopoly control of business here by 3,000,000 Chinese. Retail trade Is governed almost 100 per cent by the Chinese Forced Declaration In a bipartisan move, under prua- sure from Burma, Indonesia approached the Red Chinese to make a deal by which all Chinese In thia country would he forced to declare their nationality M either Indonesian or Chinese Communist. If they should declare themselves Chinese Communists, they (hen would be placed under the tight alien control lawn of Indonesia, but they would get travel nnd education benefits from Red China, which are Important to Chintsft parents, Their Chinese Nationalist cltlKnihlp right would be lost. The problem first aro»e In talks between Burma's Premier U Nu and Chinese Premier Chou En-lfll after last year's Geneva meeting, Chou, who knows the Pclplng regime has nearly firm control of at least ^ million ol the oversea* Chinese, stalled Burma. He said the same JE«ufi must be settled first in Indonesia, as a precedent. Burma, playing Chou's game v urged Indonesia to frame the agreement now expected here. A deal with Burma presumably would follow. With two lined up, Pclplng probably would find the remainder of the overseas Chinese easy Red pickings. Chou's only problem would seem to be how many Chinese may choose to declare for the nation where they reside, rather than for Red China. Observers at Bandung agree Chinese Communist prestige Is soar- Ing, and as the Chinese prefer a sure-bet winner, most will probably leap aboard the Red bRndwng- on when the present dual citizenship is abolished in Burma and Indonesia. Council Box Score Last night, City Council: Prepared to take the final step in getting new sewer* for the city. Approved a Planning Commission request to ask for a jointly financed city survey, the government to share half of the $5,000 cost. Laid down a financing policy in regard to blacktopping streets — one-half down and the balance pa able in six months, wit signed notes backing tha pledge. y- ith Annexed 14 acres in north Blythevllle. city map may give the city .up Ml $1,500 credit tor Its portion p( th» bill and corUlnly will be due sonw credit on the total cost. The survey would outline lutur* development of the elty and would irmke recommendations to be used both by Council and the Commission regarding planning. Resolutions to condemn building! on Second Street, near Meyers Bakery and on the southwest cor ncr of First and Main were referred to the Fire and Police Committee, which Is to Inspect th* structures and make recommendations at next month's meeting. New building and fire ordinances were passed out to councllmen, who will study them between now and the next session. They arc model ordinances and part of the program to retain the city's fire risk rating. Council laid down a policy of financing black-topping on city streets. The plan Is to run like this: one- half down and signatures of property-owners on notes promising to pay the balance In six months, The notes will bear 10 percent Interest after maturity. Request of a delegation from tht 1000 block on Hearn brought th« policy-making decision to a head. The Hearn Street group asked to be allowed to pay hnlf down and the rest later. Council decided It was time to outline a plan it could adhere to when similar cases arise n the future. Blythcvillc grew tv bit during last Sec COUNCIL on Page 14 Ark-Mo Lifts $725,000 Stock Sale An Issue or 30,868 shares of common stock of Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., has been oversubscribed by 46 per cent, it was announced today by officials of the company. The new stock Issue—approved by the public service commissions of Arkansas and Missouri last month—was offered to existing stockholders, with a portion earmarked for employees who desired to invest in the company. Money raised by the issue, amounting to approximately $725,000, will be used for construction purposes to expand the company's :lcctrlc and natural gas system to meet future demands resulting from continued growth of the area. Approximately 94 per cent of th* shares outstanding were represented as stockholders exercised preemptive rights to buy the new stock. Over 641 per cent of the employees Invested In the new stock, purchasing a .total of 2,335 shares. In order to assist employees in their jurchase, the company set up an nstallment .payment plan whereby stock may be paid for over » period f 20 months by » pay roll deduc- ;Ion plan. At the current dividend rate, Ark> Mo common stock p»y» approximately 5M per cent return on money invested, oflkUla sUted.

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