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VOL. 57 — NO. 157 BLTTHEVILI.B, ARKANSAS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 36. SPACES SCENTS Fair Heads Toward Climax Northeast Arkansas District Fair headed for the conclusion of a successful week-long run today wilh horse shows and (tomorrow) horse racing providing the climax. Yesterday's program Tomorrow afternoon at 2, final event ,.of the fair will be the quarter-horse racing at the granstand, Fair Secretary Joe McHaney today termed the Tonight's horse show, which is due to include 35-40 Tennessee Walking Horses from seven states, starts promptly at 7:30. Reservations may be made by calling the Pair office (3-7404). Admission is $1. Box seat is an additional $1. 1961 event "a real success ... if the rain will hold out so we can have a good weekend." centered around young people, such as the Melo- dettes of Dell (above) who finished third in the youth talent contest. Attendance has been good, he reported. The Melodettes are Teresa Beckman, Susan Littlefield and Winifred Welborn. Nancy Burks of Blytheville was second in the talent contest, which was won by Benny Hollis of Rector. (Courier Newn Photo) ICC Outlaws Bus Terminal Segregation. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Interetals Commerce Com mission has ordered a hall to racial discrimination in interstate bus travel. Rules adopted unanimously by the H-man commission prohibit segregation on interstate buses and use of terminals where facilities are segregated. * * # • The ICC directed that starling Nov. 1 all buses anrt bus terminals used by interstate passengers must display signs affirming that their use will be without regard to race, color or creed. A maximum fine of $300 was provided for violation of Ihe rules DAILY RECORD Municipal Court (Charges and disposition) Alfred Dugard, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, fined $100 and costs. and 24 hours in jail; appeal granted, bond set at $25(1. Clevern Johnson, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, $116.75 bond forfeited. T. J. Bloate, reckless driving, fined $25 and costs, $10 of fine suspended. Traffic Accidents A three-car collision yesterday at 10:29 a.m. at Third and Main resulted in heavy damages. City Police said Louis Garner, 123 West Missouri; G. A. Holland of Osceola, and Lowell S. Soothe, 2125 Edwards, were drivers of Ihe cars. Boothe was charged with double parking, police said. Another accident last night involved two cars- at Davis and Delmar at 11:35 p.m. City Police said Gerald Hamel of Cooler and Johnny Barren, 431 Davis, were driving ihe cars. Where's The Fire? Today, 8:23 a.m., Easl Main (ruck. Building Permit Kyser Whilehorn, addition to residence, 121 W. Roosevell. Holly Developmenl Corp., new residence, 40! Cedar Lane. set up by the ICC, which has sweeping regulatory powers over all .commercial, inlerstale, surface transportation. Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy proposed new bus regulations in a petition filed with the ICC on May 29, just five days after the first arrest of "Freedom Riders" seeking to desegregate transportation facilities at Jackson, Miss. Kennedy said an FBI check of 234 cities in 17 states showed terminals in 97 cities had signs to segregate travelers in a "blatant and open" manner. The Justice Department asked the ICC lo fake administrative action in regard to buses because it felt the commission had clear powers in that field. Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said in New York the ruling "means lhat American citizens may now travel freely among their slates without being penalized and persecuted because of their color. It means there will be no East and West Berlins in our country." A spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) said: "We are pleased with Ihe ruling and shall, of course, work in local communities throughout the country to implement the decision." CORF, sponsored many of the riders. To dale 305 riders have been arrested and convicted of breach of Ihe pea«; at Jackson. Most have appealed and are out on bond. Gov. Ross Earned of Mississippi was not available for comment. Both Ally. Gen. Joe Patterson and Jackson Chief of Detectives M. B. Pierce declined comment. Jackson railroad and bus terminals removed signs designating segregated waiting rooms several years ago after an ICC ruling. But Ihe city erected its own seregalion signs on sidewalks fronting the waiting rooms and in terminals wilh lunch room facilities. Ally. Gen. MacDonald Gatlion of Alabama said at Montgomery the ICC ruling "Is jusl another step hy (he federal government in putting its heel on the necks of us here in Ihe South." Stale Rep. John Garrctt, chairman of the joint legislative com-1 mitlee on scgrpgalioti In I.ouisi-j ana said h< wasn't surprived. Weather Service Oct. 1 WASHINGTON (API-Farmers in all Arkansas counties will start getting a special agricultural weather service on Oct. 1, the U.S. Weather Bureau announced Friday. One of three weather research and correlation centers to be established in connection with the service will be at Keiser, Ark. The service is an expansion of a program begun several years ago in Mississippi River della counlies of Mississippi and Louisiana. The Weather Bureau said its Memphis office would issue special farm forecasts three times a day along wilh a daily farm weather summary, fire-weather forecast, agricultural interpretations of 5-day and 30-day weather oullooks and other information of value lo farm interests. A full-time research specialist will set up an office at Ihe Soulh- east Missouri Research Center at Porlageville, Mo. Congress voted money for the expanded service several months ago. but the starting dale and other details were not announced until , Fridav. Dalton Orders SeMo Probe Perniscot County is facing another anti-vice "crackdown." This does not figure to be startling news to its residents. Such "crackdowns" have broken into the newspapers of the area since the wheeling and dealing days of prohibition. The latest action comes from Missouri Gov. John Dalton, himself a Southeast Missourian (Kennett). Dallon says he has received :omplair.ls about the Sunsel :lub, which sits just across the Arkansas-Missouri Stale Line six miles north of Blytheville. Dalton intimated that gambling may be going on in the area. This, loo. may be somewhal less than starlting. The Sunset is a well-shuttered spot which has a prominent sign on its front door informing the public thai it ii open to memberi only. / Both county and sfate officials have commented they'll continue Officials Deny ft, Buf S. May Change To More istic Stand On Berlin EDITOR'S NOTE-Is the U.S. developing * new policy toward the two Germanys. John Hightower, Pulitzer prize-winning AP diplomatic correspondent, gives a penetrating analysis of the thinking in Washington. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER NEW YORK (AP) - Officials Mid today that United States policy on Berlin and the future of Germany stands unchanged, but evidence Increased that torn* kind of new and more elastic approach to a settlement of the Berlin crisis may be developing. The key to the situation seems to lie in the next moves to be made by Soviet Premier Khrushchev. If he indicates to the Western powers that he is ready to agree to a compromise way out of the war-threatening dispute, he seems likely to find the West willing to consider * number of changes. If h» trie* to dictate the terms of settlement, however, the West position will undoubtedly be hardened. News dispatches from Berlin Friday night said American officials are telling West German authorities that Communist East Germany is a fact of life and that the West Germans must face up to it. The dispatches spoke of discussion of the possibility of Council OK's New System For Street Lighting Blytheville's City Council met yesterday to approve a new street lighting system, which covers, for the most part, the downtown area. Mayor Toler Buchanan said 11 additional installations of mercury vapor lights will be included in the new program. The cost to the city will be ?139 per month. "This," Buchanan explained, "is figured under the. formula which was put into effect when the old white-way system was installed." The monthly cost represents city payments on interest on the $40,000 cost, Buchanan said. "The city helps in the amortization of the cost." Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., is to begin installation in October, he said. Increase in light output will be about 269 percent, Buchanan reported. The increase comes from replacing the old incandescent lamps with the mercury vapor models. New lights will b« pleased at these locations: On Chickasawba, between Broadway and Second. On Railroad, between Walnut and Ash. in front of the Legion Hut on North Second. On South Elm from Ash to McHaney Road. Buchanan said the request for the revamped lighting system by Council'j Utility letting the Communist regime share some power over access to West Berlin. The import of the Berlin dispatches is that the United Slates, at least informally, is advising the West German government to consider dealing with the reality of an East German slate. That would mark a radical change in West Germany's long-standing policy and introduce a new element into over-all Allied policy. Red Shoe-Pounding Stirs Small Nations EDITOR'S NOTE — The Soviet campaign to set up a three-headed U.N. executive mushroomed into crisis for the United Nations with the death of Dag Hammar- skjold. 7om Hoge, who has been reporting on U,N. news for a decade, examines the current prospects for its solution. By TOM.HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Just one year ago today Soviet Premier Khrushchev began a shoe-pounding campaign to bludgeon the United Nations into replacing JPag .Hammarskjold with a board of three men. Then fate handed the Communists a tragic opportunity: Ham- marskjold's death. Now their campaign is beginning to boomerang. They seem to be pounding too hard with that shoe. With the Asians and Africans fearful of the vacuum created by Hammarskjold's death, Moscow apparently had hoped to stampede them into backing its three-headed "troika" plan for a board representing t h e Communist, Western and neutral nations. But instead of a stampede, the Soviets' latest campaign loosed a tide of resentment among the smaller nations. For many of them the United Nations is their major foreign policy forum and they hesitate to see it destroyed. * * * A number of smaller countries had toyed with the idea of setting up a troika-type' board of U.N. undersecretaries to run the far- reaching U.N. organization until a new secretary-general could be chosen. Most now are coming around to the LT.S. position that * single chief must be named either in a stop-gap or permanent basis. The shift is reflected in a move by a group of neutrals for the General Assembly to name an interim secretariat chief. More than 30 countries are reported to have lined up behind it. U.S. Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk attempted to give the neutrals a push Friday by appealing for the assembly lo defy Soviet opposition and choose "an outstanding world leader" as temporary secretary-general. The neutrals were reported to have decided lo wait until after President Kennedy addresses the assembly on Monday to put forward their plan formally. The President is expecled to call for strengthening the United Nations, and il -vould be hard for him to skip the problem ofthe secretary- general's post. The sponsors still have lo settle on a candidate. was made Committee. Compact Limousines For U. S. Diplomats Tt-m 1 fuirc? nrtw •*«__ By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Block- ong may be on the ers of the world. way out for U.S. diplomats abroad. If a State Department experiment works out, the ambassador of the future will ride in a com- " ' Congress Pushes For Adjournment By JOE HALL WASHINGON (AP)-Congress struggles on toward final adjournment today but it remains highly doubtful whether the 1961 session can wind up tonight ac most legislators hope. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana told newsmen it will be a miracle if the session doesn't run into next week. Others said they had nol given up hope on finishing up lo- n'ght, however. The Sen ale has most of the remaining business and Mansfield called his colleagues in at 8 a.m. EST. The House was to convene an hour later. Three appropriations bills are ths most important legislation standing in the way of adjournment. They are: 1. Foreign aid. which has passed both branches. The Senale voted $4,196,600.000. the House $539 million less. Conferees did not meet Friday bul Mansfield said he thought behind-the-scenes lalks had paved the way for quick agreement todsy. J. A 13.94 billion public works bill, carrying fund* far rivers and harbor*, Hood control, reclamation ind atomic energy project*. This has passed the House; it Is to he debated in the Senate this '• A $1 billion catch-all final money bill, loaded with supplementary funds for dozens of agencies. H hag passed the House and wa. cleared Friday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate argued for almost 1» hours on a compromise Mexican farm labor bill that would extend for two yeart the present program of importing workeri. Lat* Friday night Mansfield won an agreement to vote on the bill an hour after the Senale convene* today. It appeared c<;rla i n tie measure would go to Presi- the Ho«» has dent Kennedy; passed it. Lost In the Senate shuffle was another controversial measure, Ihe Du Pont bill, also cleared by [he House, rt would ease the tax burden on Du Pont Co. stockholders if they receive General Motors stock which Du Pont has been lold by ihe Supreme Court to gel rfd of. Mansfield has said he will call Ihis up before adjournment but wil! put it over to January if prolonged controversy develops, Some legislators thought this in consideration of the jupplemen- ^ .___ ... ba nomical and with parts more easily obtained in strange corn There's another advantage, too. He'll be able to get in and out of them without removing his top hat. From the outside, the new-look limousine resembles a cab painted black. H is in fad a medium-size sedan produced by the Checker Motors Corp., a builder of taxicab*. On the inside, the car features such extras as gray broadcloth upholstery, air conditioning and a glass partition so the passengers' talk won't b« overheard by the driver. Word of the experiment was carried in the latest issue of the State Department's "News Letter," a monthly magazine. It indicated the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, Llewellyn Thompson, himself suggested the change. « • » One of the compacts has jusl been shipped to Moscow. A second will be boughl for San Salvador. The department wants to see how these work out before purchasing more. When he was here last March, Thompson complained about troubles in keeping up his passenger cars hi Moscow—"one expensive make in particular," the newsletter said. The emissary to the Soviet Union Mid the cobblestones and rough roads in the Soviet Union beat up hii American cars loo much and he had difficulty getting high octane gasoline. He suggested too lhat a smaller vehicle would be less ostentatious. • » . Acting on this hint, State De- ~uV m, ae e- could force Congress into pirbmnt purchasers went ahead mi.. ,. i .v "; ^"f" put "*• mity J™? •*«'« "> t} >« rule*, can force » three-day delay can, and are thinking of other im- m Pfin*inflra+ \r\n fit lU* ...» K i..^._ . . . . . prnvemcnlj j n Uter models. these favorable features: 1. A $3,800 price, well below the outlay for some full-size limousines. 2- A six-cylinder engine wilh standard transmission and generally rugged construction with parts more easily obtainable abroad than for more complicated machines. 3. A roof high enough to allow riders to gel in and out easily. Dag Crash Survivor Dies Northern Rhodesia (AP)— Harold M. Julien, U.N. security guard who was the sole survivor of the crash that killed Dag Hammarskjold, died today, Ndola Hospital announced. Investigators had hoped Julien would recover sufficiently to give them intormalio lhat would help determine the cause of the plane crash lhat killed Ihe U.N. secretary-general. The death of Julien, an American, brought the toll in Monday's crash lo 16. Rev. Clayton Accepts Call The Rev. W. J. Clayton, pastor of Armorel Baplist Church, has accepted a call lo become paslor of Ihe Baptist church in Clarksville, Tenn. He'll make his farewell sermon at Armorel tomorrow night. At 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, the Rev. Mr. Clayton will speak at Mississippi County Union Mis- lion. It's Autumn NEW YORK (AP) -Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere officially arrived at 1:43 a.m. EST to- In a statement issued in Washington and New York Ihe State Department characterized report* on this subject from Germany ai highly inaccurate. The statement did specify which reports or what details it considered inaccurate. It did say that President Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk have defined U.S. policy on Germany and Berlin. * * • Privately officials said U.S. policy on Germany has not changed, but no one has said it would never change, [t is in this connection that the problem of sounding out Moscow on possible negotiations becomes crucial. The Soviet demand for some kind of East German control over Berlin access routes, for example, would l>e an issue in any negotiations. * • • The question of whether there are to be negotiations is now under discussions between Rusk and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko here in New York. They talked for 4VJ hours Thursday and plan to meet again next week. Rusk told Gromyko that the West is willing to negotiate but not on Khrushchev's terms. For the Western powers the critical issue is whether Khrushchev will accept a broader negotiating base —whether he will agree to put on the table not only his proposal for an East Grman peace treaty but also the wider problems of Germany and European security. * • * What seems to be going on— now that last Sunday's West German elections are out of the way —is an effort on the part of soma American officials to get the West Germans to lake a fresh look at where they stand and how. in the long run they most effectively work toward reuniting their country. Ask Cotton Acreage Hike LITTLE HOCK (AP) - Four Arkansas members of Congresi joined 15 colleagues Friday in asking Agriculture Secretary Orville D. Freeman lo increase the rice acreage allotment 20 per cent to two million acres. The national allotment this year is 1,652,956 acres. Reps. Wilbur Mills, Catherine Norrell, Oren Harris, and T. C. Gathings signed a letter to Freeman. The letter said the nation's rice requirements, for domestic and foreign use, will total 70 million hundred-weight this year. To Confer UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. (AP) -President Kennedy and Prince Nordom Sihanouk of Cambodia will confer in New York V— ' a usually well informed said Friday. Weather ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy and warm through Sunday; a few thundershowers northwest today and west Sunday: high today **. 92; low tonight 64-73, MISSOURI - Cloudy northeast increasing cloudiness south today- scattered showers or thundershow'- ers moslly north and central cool - er north and central; mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday; occasional rain northeast and showers or Ihundershowers south- cooler except in the bcotW high today 60 northeast, 80s southeast; low tonight 50 northeast, upper «o« southeast. High T«t«nlay— go Low thli moraine— «i temp«t»tur»_78 J 1 t* _2»cli>iuuon S\m»«t tod»r--j:J« BunrlM tomorrow-*;* Thli Dat« A T»« AM High )TMi«rd«r-«s ^^ LOW this morning — &i aa. 1 to thta

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