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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - February 17, 1956, Blytheville, Arkansas BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST VOL 278 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 1956 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Park Money Request Is Increased Lower House Group Grants Million WILLIAM F WASHINGTON AP Foreseeing ji steady rise in- the popularity of national parks the House tions Committee today voted a sharp increase in funds to improve park facilities Reporting its Version of the an- Interior Department scheduled for a House vote next week the committee recommended 15 million dollars for construction of physical facilities in national parks President Eisenhower had re- quested only for this purpose in his original budget He added another to that In a special request Feb 2 saying the money was needed to start a program of im- More Visitors Tha committee approving more even than Eisenhower's enlarged request increase of about two million persons annually in the number of visitors to the with 54 million people ex- to visit them next year Continuing improvements in the highway system plus added sure hours for the public ly the committee said can be expected to place heavier dens on the park system The committee also approved an increase of in funds for the Forest Service to step up the program for sanitation and care of public campgrounds The park and forest funds were included in a appropriating to finance the Interior Department and related agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1 From Land Leases The committee noted that the agencies covered by the will take in during the coming yeai an estimated in enue of Which will go into the Treasury's general fund Much of this income is from ing of land andi Largest allotment in the was for the Bureau of In- dian Affairs The bureau of Mines was lotted a cut of two million dollars The National Pork Serv would get For the Fish and Wildlife ice the committee earmarked the full amount requested It made no cut in the requested for the Forest Service Lady Bull dog Little Marion does a take-off on lady bullfighters as Captain Kidd English bulldog plays the timid bull The action took place in New York City prior to the Bulldog Club of America's annual judging for champion bulldogs Captain Kidd is owned by Ernest Hubbard of Bed Bank N J El lender Thinks Ike Will Sign Farrh WASHINGTON AP Sen Ellender said today he believes President er would sign the farm approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee I don't think the President will veto the even if Secretary of Agriculture Benson urges such action said Ellender chairman of the Senate committee Ida Tucker Dies in Osceola At Age 88 Mrs Ida Tucker 88 daughter of Mr and Mrs W P Hale who were pioneer citizens of Mississippi Coun- ty died of illness in Osceola Hospital this morning Services have been scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m at First Baptist Church The Rev Percy Hering pastor of the church will officiate Mrs Tucker was the mother of Hale Jackson Her father came to Osceola as a boy of 16 in 1855 His mother and nine other Hale children came to this section from Columbia Tenn In an wagon Mrs Tucker was a charter ber of the Pansy Book Club the first literary organization to appear in The Osceola Progressive Club out the literary group Pallbearers will be E H Riley Arthur Rogers Jr Ben Butler Sr Williams L C B Young and Bib of and Chester Lowrance of Memphis National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Air Base Council Has First Sessions Ready To Function By JIM COOPER Courier News Staff Writer Blytheville Air Force Council began functioning this week as four subcommittees met Monday and Tuesday and mapped programs What is the ity Council and what does it The idea was adopted by the Porce and readily endorsed by many cities near which Air Force Bases are located -j Simply committees composed of Air Force personnel and civic ers seek to integrate servicemen anc their families into community life They want to make these citizens whose family heads are members of the Air Force as much a part of the community as those citizens whose family heads are employed in civilian life A SECONDARY purpose of the Council is to liar to Air Force cities These problems concern chiefly housing and the responsibilities arising out of citizenship Meeting early this week were four advisory groups Police Health Safety Housing Commercial Re- creation Education Religious fare Services and Publicity and Community Relations Committees Results Police Health James Roy presided Base surgeon Capt Preston to in- possibilities of setting up a blood bank here Lt Dazy of the Provost office attend the next meeting of the State Disciplinary Control Board and will report at next meeting ON SAFETY City Engineer Dan Blodgelt was asked to investigate the traffic 21st and and report if it can be re- to faster traffic flow helping to eliminate a bottleneck to traffic school were discussed meeting was set fcr March 12 ft Housing Commercial men Col tr smith and J L Sec AIR BASE on Page 12 of establishing a 3 Crewman Die as B 52 Explodes and Crashes TRACY Calif AP One of the Strategic Air Com- intercontinental jet bombers exploded high over northern California late yesterday Three of the eight crewmen were killed to safety and one was missing Three bodies were recovered from the widespread burned wreckage of the dollar nuclear weapon carrier which was based at nearby Castle Air Force Base X wag the first crash of a THe glanti are manned by crews of the earlier The was on a training flight There was an explosion when we over said Korger of Ur Calif one of the four It knocked out the Inter- com system A few minutes later WH a explosion 1 baited tat ovl M I didn't open my chute until I had dropped quite a distance I ted BW helmet and had no oxygen Korger suffering and a fractured arm was interviewed at San General Hospital In Stockton 20 miles northeast of here He had landed 11 miles southwest of Stockton after ing out of the bomber Farmer William of Hope Calif who saw the bomber explode and one of Its wings ed away picked up Korger and rushed him to The other three survivors para- chuted to safety In this area about W miles southeast of San Francisco They are MaJ Michael Shay copilot Oary Ind Maj M Beardsley Merced Calif Sgt M Lucy Sacramento Calif Their Injuries were minor They were to I he Mr base M South Arkansas Hit by Storms Bur Tornadoes Fail to Materialize As Were Predicted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hail a torrential rain and high winds battered Texarkana and a small corner of extreme west Arkansas last night as 3 line heavy with the threat of tornadoes knifed its way across the state When the storm center moved into Tennessee at 2 o'clock this morning there had been no other reports of severe weather damage At Little Rock the U S Weath er Bureau said Morrilton had re- ported some hail and heavy rain shortly before 1 A lightning bolt struck a power transformer at Monticello knocking out electric service to that city for an hour and a half Power also was cut off at Warren and Star City For five hours however the of tornadoes hung over tually all of south Arkansas High winds destroyed a vacant frame building at the Sugar Hill community six miles north of Texarkana on U S Highway 71 where the storm first the state A few thousand yards away the wind also blew the roofs off uvo barns at the farm of Ben Mizzell and smashed windows in the home flock chickens disappeared with the storm Reporter Bob of the Texarkana Gazette said other age to the community appeared to be confined to broken windows However a dense tog moved in behind the storm preventing a full investigation he said The fog created a traffic hazard on the highway forcing biles to crawl along as visibility was reduced to about five feet said state Trooper Charlie Boyd The demolished building once housed a combination liquor store and apartment George Brown who moved his family out of the structure only five months ago old newsmen If we'd still been living here we'd nil be dead At Texarkana the Gazette said that between 25 and 30 residents reported that hall ranging In size from moth balls to hen eggs shattered windows and ripped off A heavy ruin which followed the hall storm temporarily flooded low-lying areas of the city he water rose as high as 1 feet n sections Scattered showers were id from throughout the state prior to the storm ng and temperatures hung In the mild 90s The Weather Bureau forecast showers snd local continued warm weather Benson has said he would rec a veto if the final versio of the provides for a to high rigid supports Ellender spoke out in an inter view after sharply views on the committee's bi were filed formally with the Sen ate late yesterday There were fiv different reports from 15 member of the committee The is sched uled for Senate debate next week Report Filed for a slim committee majority Ellender file a report spelling out de tails of the soil bank asked by the Eisenhowe administration and many features it opposes The report asked Senate ap proval of the tha would increase government pric supports levels for wheat cotton corn rice peanuts milk and dair products Opposing this in blistering terms five senators said a of the soil bank and high supports directs the farmer to gc in opposite directions The soi bank proposal calls for payments to farmers who tartly reduce plantings of crop now in surplus The committee would re quire the government to prices of wheat cotton corn rice and as basic 90 per cent of parity The Senate committee would require also that dairy products be supported at 80 per cent of parity Under present law the minimum level is 75 ner cent Separate Views The minority was signet by Sens Holland son Aiken and Williams Of the proposed return to high rigid price supports they Going back to 90 per cent rigid price supports regardless of how surpluses pile up is like ing more green apples to cure a stomach ache caused by eating green apples Separate views were filed by Sens Eastland pel and Hickenlooper Schoeppel from the wheat ducing state of Kansas said he agreed with most of the minority comments but might favor higher price supports for wheat Hickenlooper protested that corn farmers would be unable to take part in the proposed soil bank He renewed proposals for corn pro ducer participation which were re- by the Agriculture tee Eastland took a separate shot ai high rigid supports Base Theater Opens Saturday Blytheville Air Force Base theater hns its opening scheduled for p.m with the showing of Meet Me in Las open five nights per week the theater will show a different picture every night The air-conditioned structure seats 347 and is equipped with Cinemascope and a stage for other acts Tlie theater will be closed on day and Friday nights In Municipal Court Two speeding bonds were ed in Municipal Court today William of Air Force BUM forfeited a bond of 0 Robert E of dla not oo a bond U.S Halts Shipment Of Tanks to Arabia Eisenhower May Play Golf Gets Limit of Quail By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH THOMASVILLE Ga AP President Eisenhower may play a few holes of golf today for the first time since Sept 23 the day before his heart attack word from his Ike Takes Hand In Ordering Cancellation WASHINGTON AP With the White House taking a hand the State Department today canceled a shipment of 18 American light tanks destined for Saudi Arabia It was not immediately clear whether the decision would quiet headquarters at Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey's plantation here was that Eisenhower hoped to get out to the Glen Arven country club weather permitting In six hours of hunting day he bagged the daily of 12 quail He has been doing a bit of ting and practicing with his proach irons from time to time since Nov 12 but hasn't been on a golf course On Tuesday his doctors gave him a glowing report on his re- covery progress and announced he probably would be able to play a few holes of golf during this vacation Hunted Four Hours fall Dr Paul Dudley White Boston heart specialist said golf had nothing to do with Eisenhower's illness He said the exercise at golf actually may have delayed the heart attack The general impression here is that the President quite likely will decide in the next few days if he hasn't done so already er to bid for a second term He has indicated he will announce his decision about March 1 The President hunted for four hours yesterday morning had lunch got in the midday rest pre- scribed by his physicians then hunted for three more hours Walked Some He spent much of his time in the fields riding aboard a wheeled hunting roadster drawn by two white mules He climbed down and did a bit of walking only when the bird dogs sniffed out a covey of quail The President and Mrs Eisen hower and Humphrey and his wife had dinner at the plantation ast night with three old William E Robinson of New York president of the Coca Cola Co and John Hay Jock ney New York financier and his The four men played bridge for a while after dinner Nation Observes Day of Prayer NEW YORK Oh great whose voice I hear in the vinds and whose breath gives life all the world hear me Millions of Cristians today will peak these words part of a prayer written by a Sioux Indian chief t goes on I come before You one of your iany children I am small and weak strength and wisdom The prayer was chosen for use n World Day of Prayer services eing observed today in churches n American communities Many churches in 134 foreign to which the annual event IBS spread since its start in Iso will use translations of the ndian prayer The prayer was writen by the ate Sioux Chief Yellow Lark The observance on the first lay in Lent is sponsored in this by the United Church of National Council of Churches Senate's Campaign Gifts Probers To Get First Evidence WASHINGTON AP Sen Lehman said today he will turn over to the Senate Elections subcommittee dence of what he called questionable pressure tactics in be- half of the natural gas by a New York state machinery manufacturer This was the first response to invitations from ate investigators for evidence efforts to influence action on the to exempt ural gas producers from direct federal regulation Lehman opposed the measure which the Senate passed last week Pressure on Employes Lehman diet not identify the company he referred to nor did he say its actions er But he said it had put sure on to him postcards urging him to voti for the He said the amoun of pressure used would need to be determined by investigation Chairman Gore anc members Senators Mans field and Curtis R issued a joint yesterday announcing an inquiry they said Will go far beyond the natural gas fight To Explore Fully They said they intended to ex- fully reports that selfish Russians Free U.S Soldier Georgia Youth Held In East German Prison Four Years interests may have sought may seek by improper use of financial resources under their control to influence the elections of members of Congress and leg proposals The subcommittee action lowed a special Senate investigation of whether campaign contribution re- by Sen Francis Case SD during the gas debate was an improper attempt to in- fluence his vote Nicholson Leaves For Washington Blytheville Superintendent o f Schools W B Nicholson left today or Washington D C and Atlantic Uity In the former he will check on Drogress regarding the school dis- application for additional ral funds to be used in tion with the district's building gram and other funds to be used or operation and maintenance In Atlantic City he will participate n panel discussions on the program if the annual convention of BERLIN 5 Army Pvt Sidney of nile Ga was released from four years of Russian captivity today He was turned over to Army in East Berlin Sparks had escaped with two other privates Dec 4 1951 from a West Berlin guardhouse He was being held to face charges of being AWOL stealing money and assaulting a German cab driver Three days after the escape East German Communist said the trio had sought political asylum But Austrian prisoners returning from Russian labor last June said they had seen Sparks in a Soviet camp They said he told them the Soviets arrested him in Berlin in 1951 Sparks mother Mrs J W Gladin lives at Tennille One Martialed The two men who escaped to the East with Sparks were Ray B Schultz of Batavia and Charles J Scott Decatur 111 Schultz returned from East Germany in June 1952 He was led given a discharge and sentenced to five years in prison Scott has not been heard from since his flight An Army spokesman said Sparks would remain In ment pending disposition of his case When Schultz returned to West Berlin he said he and his two companions had signed defection statements on the promise of a Soviet officer that they would be released Instead Schultz fied they were confined accused Weather NORTHEAST dy with occasional showers and al thunderstorms this afternoon and Saturday colder day afternoon Sunday cloudy and ool High this afternoon In the Bus low tonight mid to high 40s Showers and locally leavy thunderstorms southeast and xtreme south and freezing rain or now spreading over remainder late this afternoon and tonight mostly cloudy Saturday with rs and thunderstorms southeast nd freezing rain or snow over most f north portion turning colder and extreme south ion Saturday low tonight xtreme northwest to near 50 ex- reme southeast high Saturday 35 northwest to around SO extreme Minimum thli Sunrise Sunset M hours 7 to 7 Jin 1 to Date Minimum this can for School of being spies and threatened 1 with being sent to Siberia all the clamor stirred up by an announcement just nine hours earlier that the tanks were to be shipped from New York later day Nor was the reaction of Saudi Arabia predictable At any rate the reversal had the effect of blocking the dispatch of the tanks to the Middle East where their arrival might have stirred new excitement and haps trouble in the tinderbox Announcement late yesterday that the tanks were to be shipped had brought denunciations from a number of Democrats in the ate and from the Israeli Embassy the Utterly beyond our comprehension News of the impending ment was startling because the State Department in delaying action on Israel's request to buy 50 million dollars worth of American arms for the past several months has pleaded it wants to avoid an arms race in the Middle East Further It has said the sale of Communist arms to Egypt tended to upset the power balance in that troubled area Any shipment of American weapons to an Arab country have given Russia a made argument that was all right for the Beds to supply arms to the Arabs since the United States was doing the same thing Obviously with these tions in merit backtracked quickly Shortly after midnight it an- All export permits of arms to the Middle East are be- ing temporarily suspended ing further examination In response to a query Press Officer Lincoln White said he knew of no such pending permit except that covering the tanks scheduled for shipment on the James Monroe for Damman di Arabia Word From Ike At about the same time White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty called in newsmen ering President Eisenhower's cation retreat at Thomasville Ga The President understands that the Department of State is pending export licenses to that Hagerty said adding that by that area he meant Saudi Arabia He said in response to a tion that in saying Eisenhower understands the action was be- ing taken he meant suspension was being ordered Hagerty had said earlier he was trying without success to get in touch with Secretary of State Dulles who is vacationing in the Bahamas Whether he did reach Dulles or See TANKS on Page 12 BULLETIN HOT SPRINGS Ark Aty Gen Tom Gentry today asked for padlocking of the swank Tower Club here Gentry charged that open bling and illegal liquor sales were carried on at the club with the connivance of state and local law enforcement officers Rebelling Troops Capture Peruvian Town Nation Under Martial Law LIMA Peru AP Rebel army troops claimed control of the east Peruvian city of tos today but the government said the rest of the nation was quiet and everything goes major a standard bearer have failed Un- The revolt at Iquitos a Amazon River port 640 miles northeast of Lima erupted President Manuel government immediately declared modified martial law throughout the country A government spokesman said other armed forces throughout the navy air force and loyal to the ing regime spokesman indicated also that some government forces were still holding out in Iquitos region He said naval forces on the Amazon which have a base just south of Iquitos are not participating in the sive movement and are Ing loyal to the government Political Unrest The outbreak came at a time of political confusion and unrest In Peru National elections are only months but no definite candidates have emerged Efforts to organize a national convention at group to der the constitution cannot succeed himself His term expires July 28 A radio station at Iquitos claimed the city of was in complete control of the in- surgent forces It said the revolt was led by Brig Gen Marcial Merino commander of the 2nd Army Division with headquarters a member that ruled Iquitos Merino was the military junta Peru after an revolt In 1948 He Inter served as ister of Justice and labor under who was elected president in 1950 Merino's division rebelled the broadcast said in order to re- turn to the people the right of self-government It said the objective Is to give all Peru ft government that will be an authentic expression of the people Government Another rebel broadcast A government communique said a political group of extreme ists known as the national is backing Merino A government spokesman de- to say how many men make up the 2nd Division Political unrest In this nation ol nine million persons broke into the open last December when 11 o n a 1 coalition demonstrators clashed with police at Arequlpa a commercial center 95 miles southeast of Lima A general strike followed As a result of the strike Cabinet resigned and he named an government In recent weeks the altered the nation's Internal curity law permitting some ex- politicians to return papers became filled stories and many editorials were sharply critical of The outlawed party published two out from the
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