The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 21, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMt DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of jlOBTHEASl ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 28 BlytheviUtUWlyNr Communist Colonialism Hit By Ceylon's Prime Minister BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1955 Chou Demands Speaking Time at Bandung Meet By ROBERT HEWKTT BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Prime Minister Sir John Kotelawala of. Ceylon denounced "Communist colonialism' at the Asian-African conference today. Red China's Premier Chou En-lai, obviously disturbed, immediately demanded time to make a reply. Sir John, appearing before c closed session of the Political Com mittee, demanded that the conference declare itself against all forms of colonialism, including Communist domination of satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe. Delegates said that as Sir John finished Chou leaped to his feet and demanded that the Ceylon Premier's statement be circularized to all delegates of 'the 29-nation conference so Chou could reply to it ,at tomorrow's committee session. In earlier debate the committe* 1 heard Chou express the opinion that peaceful coexistence between nations of different systems was possible. Independent Formona Sir John, who had already taken the'spotlight with a proposal made outside the conference for creation of an independent Formosa, told the committee there were two forms of colonialism and the Asian- African nations shoulr" oppose both equally. Another attack on colonialism came from Prime Minister Saif El Islam El Hassan of Yemen, who questioned the right of Britain to maintain her colony of Aden, which adjoins Yemen. He raised also the question of colonialism in Africa and hit out at support given by the United States and. European countries to creation of Israel. The political committee adopted i anti-Israel resolution on Palestine and one on the Dutch New :uinea question but hit snags in debate over colonialism and peace- 'ul coexistence with communism. "All of us here, I take it, are igainsl colonialism," Sir John sitid. 'But let us be equally unanimous and equally positive in declaring o the world that we are unanimous n our opposition to nil forms of 'olonialism and in our determlna- ion to take decisive and expedition to wipe out all forms of olonialism throughout the entire vorld." Full Independence Sir John proposed that the con- See COMMUNIST on Page 5 NAMED TO COUNCIL — So Rone, farmer of the Hayward com munity in Pemiscot County, ha been named to the Missouri Coun cil of Citizens and Educators b State Commissioner of Educatio Hubert Wheeler. The Council will plan for an help conduct the State White Hous Conference on Education. The stat conference will make a report t the White House Conference. Mr Rone has served as president of R- achool board since it was formec Prior to that, he was president Hayward School Board for 12 years : (Courier News Photo Armed Forces . 'A* •• • Observance Set Exhibit, Open House at Base Highlight Plans Plans were set in motion at < City Hall meeting yesterday foi observance here of Armed Forces Day during the third week of May, culminating on Armed Forces Day May 21. Meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office with Mayor E. R. Jackson and Chamber manager Worth Holder were Maj. Mauldin G. Quattlebaum, U.S. Infantry, Army advisor from Jonesboro; Capt. Herbert Rhode, USAP Ninth Air Force liaisin officer at Blythevilie Air Base; 1st Lt. Herbert E. Graham, Jr., Company M commander, National Guard; Sgt. Jesse W. Blaylock, USAF recruiter here and Robert C. Rowland, US Navy re-\ cm Her, Details Later All plans developed at the meeting are still in the tentative stage, with final details to be worked out later. Present plans for the week cult for exhibit here of an F84 jet fighter plane, open house at the Bly- thevilie base for service organizations and civic clubs, n jet air show. National Guard displays on Main Street, including walkie talkies in operation. Culminating the week on Saturday May 21, will be an. open house at the National Guard Armory from ; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Army, Air' Force and Navy displays. Veto of Postal Pay Increase Appears Certain House Okays Boost Of 8.2 Per Cent On 224-189 Vote By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON Wl—The Hkellhooi of a presidential veto today over hung a House vote to boost th pay of the nation's 500,000 posta workers an average of 8,2 per cent President Elsenhower last yea refused, to sign a 7 per cent pasta pay increase voted by Congress 01 the ground it was not accompanied by a revenue-raising hike in postn rates. His veto came after Con gress adjourned and there was m opportunity to vote on overriding it. The Senate last month flaunted the President's implied threat ti veto any postal pay hike of over 7.6 per cent, voting for 10 per cent The House yesterday followec suit and approved an 8.2 per cen ncrease which would cost some 171 million dollars a year. The Senate bill is estimated to cos 220 millions. The 224-189 House vote for the most part followed party lines with Republicans lining up behinc he President and the Democrats Behind the mailmen. Seventeen Democrats and 22 Republican? split company with their party col- eagues. The vote was 52 short of the -wo-thlrds necessary to override 'eto if the President fires one back it Congress. Unless the Senate accepts ihe House figure, which appears un likely, the measure will go to c conference committee for compro* mise somewhere between the two figures. Republican leader Halleck of Indiana told the House approval of the 8.2 per cent figure was "more than risky" and a "tremendous compromise" with the administration's original proposal of 5 per cent. The House bill, changed on the floor to make the Increase retroactive to March 1, would create 21 job-salary grades fashioned after job schedules already in effect for civil service workers. TWENTY PACKS Published Dally ' Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS TO DUTY — QUICKLY — Sergeant Bobby Russell and Pvt. Billy Elliott, Company M National Guardsmen, set up their water cooled 30 caliber machine gun at one of the eastern approaches to the city during last night's Operation Mlnuteman At (he end of one 'hour, 67 of the company's 77 men were on duty. One hour later, all were present and accounted for. (Courier News Photo) M' Guardsmen Hustle To Positions on Alert Last night "war" was declared and the BlylheviUe Na- onal Guard, Company M joined the other units in North .merica in an alert test to determine the readiness of the uard units. licnvy weapons unit, hnd 40 of its At 6:00 lust night over 7.000 Nn onal Guardsmen In tUe state let eif supper tables. Tl^ programs l>s, and other activities to liUiTj their armories and grab weap Company M of Blythevilie, a Ike's Foreign Aid Program Runs Into Stormy Waters By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's foreign aid program ran into stormy /aters in congress today, with Sens, Byrd (DVa) and Potter (R-Mich) demanding climina- ion of direct economic assistance to U. S. Allies. Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) proposed in z separate interview that the President's request or $3,530,000,000 in military and economic help for friendly nations be sliced below three illion dollars. The vigor of objections and som aid funds at the start of this cal- more direct economic aid." Dog Owners: Buy Those Tags From City Right Away City Clerk Bill Malln warned do{ owners today that tags are nece ssary if the pets are to be kept out of the dog pound. The city soon will begin picking up untngged dogs he stated. Dog tags are available at City Hall for $1, on evidence that the. dog has been vaccinated for rabies j t° other countries except for within the past ten months. j reasonable amount of 'point four Impounded dogs will be redeemed on purchase if the tag is claimed within 48 hours after being picked j up. ' jvious lack of enthusiasm b ome administration supporter ppeared to spell trouble for th rogram Eisenhower said woui e directed primarily at Asia. Chairmen George (D-Ga) of th enate Foreign Relations Commit and Richards (D-SC) of th' ouse Foreign Affairs Committei lowed disinclination to tackle th roblem immediately. Each sale e would let the other House ac it first. Richards' proposal to delay fina snsideration of the measure til the Senate acts was supportet by Reps. Lawrence H. Smith Wis) and Gordon (D-I1I), mem bers of the House committee. Expects Deep Culs Gordon said he thinks the Senate will make "deep cuts" and he wants to avoid a "wide gap" be tween House and Senate bills. But Rep. Morano (R-Conn), an other committee member, sak "we have an obligation to consid this measure, and we should go ahead with it, without waiting tor the senate." Byrd, who long has urged government economy, said he is "opposed to starting another large program in Asia." "In my judgment, the time has come to eliminate all economic aid technical assistance to underdeve! oped countries," he said, "The administration had a carryover of $10,900,000,000 in foreign Second Salk Shots Scheduled More than 3,00X1 — exactly one more—children in north Mississippi County received the Salk polio vaccine this week, County Health Nurse Annabel Fill reported today. Dr. Joe Beasley, county health officer, directed the first shots of the two-shot series. Leachvllle, where Dr. T. N. Rodman administered the shots, again was the first town in the state to give the Salk vaccine. Second shot* for Leachvill Manila, where Dr. R. W. Ration is in charge, are scheduled for May 2. Blytheville students get their second shots on May 3, Luxora being scheduled (or May 4. Dr. William Silverblatt handled inoculations at Luxora. Blythevilie. physicians helping with the mass immunization Included Doctors W. M. Owens, W. T. Rainwater, Jack Webb, T. E. Utley, O. S. Atkinson and W. and Workman. W. endar year. Of this, $1,800,000,00 represented direct economic aid exclusive of defense support funds "With such a large carryover there is no sense in authorizing $300 Fund Raised For Ivy Family A fund of about S300 has been raised, for the Frank }yy family, three of whom were killed in a fire April 15. Russell Gill, on whose farm the accident occurred, reported todfi, that the money is going toward tlu hospital bill for treatment received by Mrs. Ivy, who later died, and lor the youngster who is still in the hospital. Hospital attendants .said" the youth, who is 4, probably will make slow improvement. He's been or the critical list since the accident, They pointed out he probably will be In the Memphis hospital for five months. Up to now, it was reported, the bill is about $485. Mr. Ivy and his two remaining children are making their home with Mrs. Ivy's mother In Kelser for the time being. People havp given generously of clothing and food and the family in pretty good shape from that standpoint, Mr. Gill said. Mr. Ivy sent word through Mr. ill "to thank all tho.s« people who have been kind enough to help us put.' Inside Today's Courier News . . . Brooklyn Needs \\'In Today to Set New Major Leagur; Record , . . Utlle LcaiiRp Fixes 15-Gftme Schedule , . . Sports * , . Puftn 12 ind 13 ... . . . Fins kin Ovfrturned the Moit Traditional Notions of Physic* , . . Pajte 2 . . . For MMlUrv Aid In a ine.ssnRC to Conj-;re,s.s terday, Elsenhower a.sked (or $1,717,000,000 in military assistance He proposed 712!;, millions in economic nid, plu.s one billion dollai'S in- defense support funds. 6l the economic aid funds, 172 millions would finance continuance of the technical aid program. Potter, a Senate Appropriations Committee member, sine! IIP would have no objection to this latter figure, but added: "As far a.s I am concerned, direct economic aid should be cut off entirely. Our expr;ncuc!f hivs boon thitt we haven't bought many friends with monny." Mansfield, a Foreign Rdrtlioris commiHeeimm, .said he v:as xlnd to wee the technical aid total laised about 50 million dollars over the current yc-fir's level. Total to HU'li "But I think the total for the program is to hi«h and I anticipate it would be reduced considerably," he said. Sen. Humphrey fD-Mmm. a foreign relatioas committee member, termed the program tot;il "a rea-! son able amount." But bnt.h he and Sen. Knowland m-Califi .said it, was important to ffnci uul what I carryover funds are ;ivaliable. 72 men on duty within 30 minutes lifter the alarm WHS sounded. Within the hour, all men wen,' at inch 1 posts ready for possible "attack". Guardsmen took their posts at Hi different position!] vital to the city's defense and safety, with inn- chine guns placed :t( the intersections of Highland and Hii,;hw!iy 01, Ruddle and Main, More's Corner and giis regulator Ktntlon, Air Base Road. A 77 mm, recolless rifle was placed on Highway fii ,soii(.h uL the intersection of the* highway iind McHancy. Strategic Points Other places that guardsmen were posted were: Frisco depot, telephone Ccntml office, main Water Company plant American Telephone and Telegraph station on VToultrie, Huddle Road sub-station, rt Division substation, water lank on S. 14th, Cotton Belt depot, Broadway and 'herry sub-station, City Hall, and No. 2 fire station. U.S. to Test Formosa's Feeling on Cease Fire Report Says Proposed Line Is Down Middle of Embattled Strait BY WAUKKN KOGKKS JH. WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was reported today to have sent a hurry-up nission to Formosa to test Nationalist sentiment for a cease-fire line down the middle of the mibaltled Formosa Strait. Another factor credited in top congressional circles with influencing the mission was a >orted step-up in Russia's deliveries of late type jet planes to Red China. , . Adm. Arthur W. Riuiford. choir-*>man of the Joint Chiefs of Sin and Asst. Secretary of State Wi er S. Robertson left yesterday > i 10-day trip to the National! Chinese capital, Taipei. The plane took off within two hou of the announcement they wou 60. It was understood Intelligence i ports indicate the Soviets recent mve increased shipments of je :o the Chinese Reels. Some of the; were said to be of the latest typi comparable lo the best U. i>lanes. "No Crisis Involved" It is the understanding in Co gross that none of these plum yet has .shown up at a series nir bases being rushed to ^coi pletlon by the Communist Alor he coast opposite Formosa at the island groups of Qucmoy an Mntsu. "No crisis is Involved," Sccr tary of State Dulles said as 1 eft for 'R weekend vacation. 1 sold the Rndford-Pob 'tson trip sec Nationalist leader Chiang Ka shek involved "normal mal enance of con t not in a situatlo hat Is admittedly serious," Assignment of Robertson ar Radford to the FormoKa minslo vns considered to be slghifican t gave rise immedlntely t,o spe ilation that the United States ha L bitter pill it wanted Chiang t wallow. Friendly with Chiang Both Robertson and Radford ar ough-minded anti-Communist bu ler.s. They also are friendly wit Chiang. Any proposition they inlgl iresfjnt would get a more signlf :nnL hearing from Chiang, pe nips, than if II came from soin The rest of the city went about t.s normal routine, with only a few people even bothering to investigate the guns placed in their yards. Many of the im;n laughed and skcil when they could so home. >«t the majority went aboul their tasks with utmo.'it seriousness and swiftness. The officers told 1,1 Tien to act as if they were under ictiml attack. No major complicat i-om the alert, although on Hud- lle Road two yoiiiiK boys saw the nnchine gun mounted in their ront yard and scurried for the safety of their homes, yelling for n others. One woman, land to the the lu-publican lead- ought Knowland cr, said ho't m;tdr- up his mind about the lolal that, to he made available. Sen. Fulbright fD-Arki, a foreign relation* committpcrnan, said ie cnn'L see much nocci for economic nid to Europe, "but I think t is in continue Asia." our national interest economic assistance bringing her Jius- annoi-y, .suddenly ound the wheels on her cur locked nri ran into .the curb to slop the See GUAKIJ on Pjiffe 5 Dne Known Dead As Ships Collide LONG BEACH, Calif. Uh — The rue Swedish motor .ship Parra- nattti struck a smaller .ship 50 Titles northwest nf .Santa Bnrbnra today and rescue vessels dispatched to the .scene have recovered rnc body and a life raft, the It was clear the United State was acting In the temporary sui ace lull in the Formosa situatlo ccdfiloncd by Red China's mod rate attitude expressed at th \slan-Afrlcan conference of [itions iit Bandung, Indonesia, The Robertson-Rudford ml«Hlo ppcarcd to diplomats as an ir ercnt concession to British call >r a lews rigid U.S. policy towan nosii, although the' Brills: fere reportedly not notified of It rccise purposes. The British are understood to ta iluctnntly ready to Join with th fniteti States in n guarantee tha ormolu will he protected agalns ny Communist attempt to take i y force. -lowever, the British an d to want In return evacuation the coastal islands of Qtiemoj uatl Matsu by Chiang's torces ant an agreement to let the U.N. de clde the future of Formosa. Cease Fire Line With tension over the coastal Is lands thiLs eased and the U.N studying Formosa's fate, the Chi Reds would with a potential thus be facet cease-lire line halfway between Formosa and thi mainland. The British obviously will move slowly In any proposed joint action until after May 2(1. That Is th date of the British election. Nobody here was speculating on how willing Chiang might be to .swap Qnernoy and Mntsu for Anglo American a-sHuninc^s of suppor on Formosa. He wrc'? the Over .seas Press Club at New York Tuesday that. Quemoy and Malsu have to l)e defended there I. L no time like the present to block the Rods, and the morale of Asia demands H. However. It wits recalled that Chiang spokesman was saying the Tachen Islands would be defended at the very moment Chiang': forces were withdrawing. Coast Guard reported. The Parramfitla, a combination freighter-passenger vessel en route from San Francisco to Los An- Bfles. radioed the first report of the collision. The messags .said she had sighted wreckage and was searching for .survivors, .There was no word on weather conditions. Not a Joke, They'll Get Bermuda Trip X-Ray Unit Goes To West Ridge Mobile x-niy unit, being spdnsor- :d in the county by the County Tuberculosis Association, makes Its last stop in the county tomorrow when it goes to West Ridge. In Joiner Tuesday, the unit x-rayed 541 persons. Yesterday at Dyess, 421 received tree chest x-rays. To dale, the unit has averaged more than BOO per day, 100 over its goal and believed to be the highest daily average of any visit of this duration in the staU:. Volunteer workers at Joiner were Mrs. Bob Smith, Mrs V. M. Brlt- taln, Mrs. Hubert Seymore, Mrs, E. | M. Bell and Mrs. Joe Samons. Working at Dyww were MIns Doreen Winninghnm, Mrs. Lynn Cox, Mrs. Ernest Plckens, Mrs, flay Cash and Mrs. Ross KJmbrell. After 24 hours and convinced It Isn't somebody's jdr.-n of a Joke, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilhnm.s Jr., today started lookms forv,;ml to a six-day expense-free vacation In Bermuda. Mr. Williams, a .sa town in for Ortflll Brothers. Memphis v/holo- sale house, wai cho-scn by Arthur Godfrey, who drew names of 15 salesmen from over the nation. The wllliarmc-s were notified by wire yesterday and wen.- told final details will bo sent immediately. They were to leave for New York on or about May If, and will «o to Bermuda from there. Now It's Official LONDON Wl—Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden was formally elected leader of the Conservative party today, succeeding Sir Winston Churchill, Conservative and Labor machines began drawing battle lines Tor the general election May 36, Air Force Men To be Assigned To Base in July First complement of Air Force troops is scheduled to arrive at the Blytheville Air Force Base sometime in July, Capt. Herbert Rhode, Air Force liaison officer, said yesterday. In another development, the Defense Department submitted a request for additional funds for the base. + The first, unit, called an air baw group, will consist of about 120 officers and men and will b« made up of service organisation! Including nlr police, headquarters personnel, firemen, cooks, supply unit* and others. Work at the base is proceeding ahead of schedule on various phases of construction, Capt. Rhode said, and if progress continues as It >i now, "we should be ready to activate in the fall." Nut Completed This does not mean tha bate will Caruthersville Studies Tax Plan Meeting Held To Discust School Bond Issue By SONNY SANPl'ItS {Courier New* Correspondent) OARUTHER8VILLE—Thirty per- lons attended n intbllc mooting here ,o discuss the forthcoming $400,000 )nd Issue election. The meeting was conducted by clti/cns advisory cominittoc, formec ,o holp the tax increase pass, anc Jie board of cduciitlon. Most of those present wore either mcmbcra of the advisory commtt- -ec or the. board of education. Among; those present were seven Negroes., Superintendent Dclmixr Cobbto nnltl Unit Carutheravllle School Dls- .rlot 18 has been Wiiniod by thu Missouri Department of Education ,h(it If more apace lor schooling Is lot provided In one year, Caruthers- Mlle will receive a rating* lower ;hnn the present triple A rating, He also said the .students should leslre to keep the triple A rating realise if they don't conBlderablo pride" will be. lost, n.s tho local y«tem Is "oue of tlui bust." ColltiRcn Are Interested He also said thnt nome colleges nd imlventlUcH rntc their studenti i accordance with the rating of heir high school. Students from riple A schools nrc preferred, he aid. Flam, if the Iwnrt Issue Is passed, ,ro to construct a 12-room white •lemnntnry school, an 8-room Nero elementary school, a music de- mrtmcnt building for Carutriers- ec CARUTHKRSVILLK on I>a S e 5 iray Offers Low BAFB Clinic Bid LITTLE ROCK I/K—An apparent w bit! of $103,540.»1 has been sub- iltted by W. A. Gray Construction o. of Shrevcport, L»., for con- truction of a new aentnl clinic at tie Dlythevllle Air Force Bliut!, the ittle Rock district engineers of- ce said. The government estimate waa 06.043.58. The contract was expected to be warded this week. bo completed by then, Capt. Rhodo pointed out. Actually plans call for- construction programs to continue through 1900. It simply mearu tlmt work originally scheduled to b« completed for iicllvatlon In early 1968 will b« ready sometime in the fall, he said. All work scheduled under the 1965 construction program i« under contract and should In completed tliln year, dipt. Rhode wld. Mora fundi KeqUMled New requetU lor authorlnUon and appropriation of some |20«,ttOQ for the Blythevilie bue wer* "submitted to Congrcr>s yesterday by the Defense Department as ft part ol a. major appropriations request which seeks more than $6,000,000 for four Arkansas projects. This request apparently Is for construction work at the base scheduled for 1056. The (208,000 la earmarked for airfield lighting facilities, training facilities, utilities, storage facilities ftnd community facilities. Hep. E. O. (Took) Gainings today announced he would press for early committee action on the new Air Force request. Rep. Gathlngs pointed out that $14,140,000 already has been authorized for the •Blythcville base. Of this amount, (10,1100,000 haa been released to the Corps of Engineers for construction work, and .1,700,000 is already under contract. If approved by Congress, the new funds would be available for expen- llture during the fiscal year beginning July 1. No Word on Move Though the base facilities will be ready for activation in the fall. Captain Rhode could not say that he Air Force would move its planes and men In at that time. He hai lad no word as to when the full complement of men and equipment will be sent here. Runways are expected to be completed in July and plans are icing made for ceremonies in con- icctlon witli their completion, Cap- ain Rhode said. One Killed as Tornado Hits Community Near Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark. W—A small*. irnado crashed through a tiny ommunity on the outskirts of this ty early today, killing a woman nd injuring two members of her mlly, The victim, Mrs. Odessa Leslie, jout 50, was killed whxin the avagc wind demolished her home. ijurcd were her husband, Ellis, jout 54, and a son, Robert rucc, about 20. At Davis Hospital here, atten^ ants said neither of the injured en is in a critical condition. The dor Leslie suffered broken ribs nd possibly other Internal rles. The son Is suffering from ock and severe cuts and bruises. In addition to the Leslie home, rce other houses were damaged verely by the storm. A chicken use and a garage were destroyed, id several trees were uprooted. Frank Triplctt, chairman of the fferson County Red Cross, said c debris left In the wake of the orm Indicated that It was a rnado. At Little Rock, a forecast- for the U. S. Weather Bureau reed with him. The Leslie home was blown 40 50 feftt from 'ts site find the ler damaged buildings also were isled from their foundations, Id Triple It. Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday with scattered thundershowers. Little change in temperature. Saturday, partly cloudy with scattered thundershowcrs. High this afternoon in the high 70's to low 80s. Low tonight near 60. MISSOURI: Generally fair west and north and partly cloudy southeast this afternoon, tonight and Friday; .scattered afternoon or evening showers or thunderstorms extreme southeast; little change In temperature; low tonight In th» 40s northwest to around flO extrem» southeast; high Friday near 40 southwest to the 70s northeast. Maximum yesterday—83, Minimum thin morning—30. Sunrise this morning—5.21. Sunset todny—0:37. Menu temperature—75. Precipitation lust 24 houim to T p.m. —1.03. Precipitation Jan, 1 to date—10.G5. This Date Ltit Y»r Maximum ycAtonlny—83. Minimum this morning—54. Precipitation JAiuiftfy 1 to dfttn — 6.58,

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