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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1956, Billings, Montana he Hil 71ST 103 BILLINGS, MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1956 ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS Nasser Rejects Bid To London Conference On Suez Canal Issue Ike Discusses Suez at Meet With 22 Solons Wins Bipartisan Support for Policy in Crisis WASHINGTON Wl In an ex- traordinary Sunday meeting at the White House President Eisenhow- er apparently won substantial bi- partisan backing among congres- sional leaders for his policy of set- tling the Suez Canal crisis by peaceful compromise. A statement issued immediately after the 80-minute session ended said the 22 Senate and House lead- ers and the 15 administration of ficials present had "recognized the importance of dependable opera- tion of the canal as a major artery of world traffic." That covered a cardinal point of Eisenhower policy. In addition, while several con- ferees said no commitments were asked or given, Senate Democrat- ic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Tex- as declared "Politics stop at the water's edge when the security ol our country is at stake." Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee reported he was "satisfied we are moving in the right direction.' The conference, which pulled nine Democrats away from Chi the day before the Demo cratic convention opens, reported ly was called by Eisenhower anc Secretary of State Dulles for two major purposes: To inform con gressional leaders of the extreme seriousness of the situation, whiel could still result in a Middle Eas war, and to strengthen Dulles' bar gaming position 'in the 22-natioi conference on the Suez crisis open ing in London Thursday. The White House was.said to pleased with the outcome of the meeting, in both respects, but par ticularly with the demonstration o political cooperation on a danger ous foreign issue midway in a pres idential election year. Official said Dulles' position for the Lon don meeting had been decidedly strengthened. Eisenhower and Dulles told con gressional leaders that they hop for a peaceful solution of the Sue situation but that it still present a grave problem. The White House statement in dicated both Democrats and Re publicans had supported the ad ministration's policy of seekin peaceful internationalization of th great Middle East waterway. Sen. Johnson emphasized, -how ever: "No commitments were aske and none was given. No decision were made." The White House slatemen made clear that Eisenhower an Dulles expect the London confei ence on the Suez situation to ope on schedule Thursday despite re fusal of Egypt to attend. Egypt's President Gamal Al Nasser, who seized the canal Jul 26 in a nationalization move, an nounced Sunday in Cairo he Presi- ent Gamal Abdel Nasser flatly ejected the Western Big Three ivitation to the London confer- uce on the Suez Canal Sunday nd warned Britain and France it will be total war" if they try o force their decisions on Egypt. Turning down the Western Ian to internationalize the canal, Nasser proposed instead the con- ening of a conference sponsored Egypt to discuss guaranteed reedom of passage through the ital waterway. He said the London conference tarting Thursday would be "in- ompetevit to make decisions." He insisted the canal "is and ill remain" Egypt's and "if Bri- ain and France attack it will be otal war." "We know the British and 'rench are stronger than us, Nasser said. "We know we are a small coun- ry. But we have to.defend our 'ghts and our dignity and we vould fight to the last drop of tur blood." Nasser read a 12-page speech o 300 foreign correspondents in lie defunct lower house of parlia- lent. It was one of the mildest e has given since he national- zed the Suez Canal. But his vords were blunt when newsmen uestioned him afterwards. His proposal for an Egyptian- ponsored Suez conference was significant concession to the Vest. He said he made it in the nterest of "preserving interna ional peace." He suggested no pecific time or place for such a meeting. His rejection of the London nvitalion means the conference vill open Thursday with rcpre- 3cnlalivcs from 22 nations, in- cluding India and Russia. Greece vas the only other nation to re- ect nn invitation. "The Egyptian government can- lot consider'the proposed con 'erence with all the attendant circumstances ns an internation- al conference competent to make Nasser said. In his radio address, Nasser said Egypt almost agreed to at- end the London conference. "At one time I thought, and so did my colleagues, lhal we might accept this invitation, not as an admission of weakness on 3ur part, but to show the world :hat the people who talk in such (threatening) language have for- (Conlinued on Page 6, Col. 4) Farm Proposals Being Drafted CHICAGO plat- form makers are writing a farm plank that takes a great stride toward Ihe controversial Brannan Farm Plan of 1949. But it will Midland Empire Fair Opens 6-Day Program Here Today Hits uerto Rico; Warnings Given Storm Continues To Move Toward Southern Florida SAN JUAN, Pucvlo HU'O Ml urricnne Betsy smashed across iiorto Hico Suiulny with wiiuls la 100 miles nn liour. One (loath was attributed to Iho oriu that flattened wooden ulldings, flooded some areas, nrt severed San Juan's power ui Irnnsportalioti sysloms. The luirricnno Ilien whipped out Plans for 4-H and FFA show activity at the Midland Empire Fair arc discussed by Arnc Skedsvold, left, assistant county ngcnt ami 4-H adviser, and Raymond Agce, FFA superintendent at the fair. Judging of entries in the junior livestock division will begin Monday nnd will con- tinue through photo. Nazi War Criminal Taken From Prison To British Hospilal BERLIN Wl Wallher Funk, one of the five surviving lop Nazi war criminals in Spandau prison, was moved to the British Army Hospital Sunday for a medical examination. A British spokesman said only that "his health is unsatisfac- tory." Funk, 65, former economics minister in the Hitler regime, has served nine years of a life sentence. Stevenson, Harriman Scramble for Votes As Democrats Convene Six Injured In Headon Crash Six persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck one and a half miles north of U.S. 10 on the Shepherd road at a.m. Sunday. Daniel C. Schaff. 21, 1811 Ave. C, driver of the car, and William B. Skiles, 19, 2121 10th Ave. N. a passenger in the Schaff car. were reported by the Montana Highway Patrol as the two seri ously injured. Schaff's condition was reporter as "very serious." He receivet two broken arms, a broken leg broken nose and possible interna" injuries. Skiles, who sustained seriou: internal injuries, also was reporl ed in "very serious condition.' He also suffered lacerations o Ihe bead. Dave Shaules, 21, Ballantine, driver of the pickup truck, re- ceived a broken leg and facial injuries. Jerry Schraeder, 18, Worden, sustained chest injuries, and Clem Dierenfield, 18, Wor- not be labeled The plank, as such, drafted by a CHICAGO Adlai Stevenson Gov. Avci'ell Harriman bat- led furiously Sunday night on the eve of Ibe Democratic National Convention fry the votes that will seal the presidential nomination. Many delegates showed a tenden- cy lo perch oil the fence. Harry S. Truman rounded np some of the battle tesled old pros! n tlie parly nnd waded into lhc! scrap on behalf of man he contends is best qualified lo be president. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennes- see stepped up his pressure lo put over man in whose favor he hopped out of flic presi- dential contest, Stevenson the pace setter and Harriman Ihe challenger paced nearly parallel courses from state delegation lo slate delegation, from conference to reception, with time out for liltle more than church Sunday morning. Every Irain and plane spewed more delegates into lown for a bewildering round of caucuses and oilier preliminaries to the opening of the convention itself Monday and delivery of the keynote speech by Gov! Frank Clement of Tennes- see. With the gathering of the Dem ocralic clans nearly complete, Stevenson passed the 500 count and Harriman llic 200 mark in the Associated Press box score of minimum votes indicated on the first ballot. With voles needed to ban the nomination, Stevenson had Harriman 201, others MO, and were undecided or un- committed. The Louisiana delegation, bound by the unit rule, voted lo lay den, received lacerations of the 24 votes on the line for Stevenson head. Both were passengers with lhc fl.rst ballot. an. parly advisory committee and farm-minded members of the Platform Committee, will call for an agricultural program that would assure farmers full 100 per cent of parity of their products to a certain level. Parity is a legal standard for measuring farm prices declared _ to be fair to farmers in relation near 88, "iow Monday j to prices they pay for things they slightly warmer Monday antl Tuesi hlch bulb days t near 53. EAST OP DIVIDE Fair, sllehlly 90. Tuesday buy. warmer Monday. hlBli S. Ccho cooler northeast. Partly cloudy Monday and Tuesday, widely scattered afternoon and Units. evenlne thundershowera. not much tem- perature change, highs In the 60s. AIRPORT WEATHER DATA There would he a cut-off on such guarantees to limit full bene- fits of the program to family-size Shaules in the pickup truck. Phillip E. Schaff, 20, 22f) Custcr Ave., also a passenger in tlie car driven by Daniel C, Schnff, sus- tained severe head lacerations. other unit rule state, pledged ilf the Billings hospitals by (be Billings Ambulance Service. The Highway Patrol reported that the pickup I ruck driven by Shaules apparently was traveling on the wrong side of the road nnd said the accident still was under votes to Harriman. Tliat was aordcing to advance dope. But for varying reasons, all in- The injured were brought'to volving bargaining power, a num- ber of delegations dcidcdc lo go slow now and make no commit- ments. New Jersey decided to play a waiting game and pnrty leaders sure on the platform committee lo write a civil rights plank ac ceptable to the South, Ihe Ala bama delegation refused to com mil itself on n nominee until laic in the week, They wouldn't even take a slam on whether lo give way lo IlUnoi. or Kentucky on the first ballot t ipen the way for the name of ci her Stevenson or Gov. A. 11 'Happy" Chandler lo go in nain nation first. Wisconsin held off taking i stand, too, in hopes of .swlngini ho vice presidential nomlnntio: ;o Kctauvcr. Although decisions such as (lies weren't necessarily n direct rosu of Truman's endorsement of Jim rimnn, they filled in wilh th strategy of lhc Ilnrriman-Triima forces to prevent Stevenson frot: romping off with the noinlnnlio: on an early ballot. They figure i .hey can slop Stevenson for pel 'inps three or four roll colls, h s stopped for good, Stevenson was saying lhal fa from being slopped, he Is goin .0 repeal as the party's preside! lial choice. With Ihe accustomed immodest altendnnl on Ihese political pov wows, the rival camps were clnin ing everything in sight. Stevenson interrupted a tv hour hand pumping jamboree a reception be gave in honor Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt lo o fer his current appraisal of whn Truman's plug for II a r r i in a meant: "I don't think thai it will huv any material effect. I expect be nominated on an early ballot. Harriman was leaving out 11 "I expect" and saying llally II Democrats are going lo pick bin A top Harriman aide, Lloy Benefic'ld, got in on the clnin with one thai his man has guinc at least a hundred additional del gales since the Truman cndors menl. That didn't mean votes, hccnu: the state asked Gov. Robert Meyner to accept a favorite I son vole on the first ballot. Mey- A wrecker was employed a news conference he investigation. From Uniled Slates Weather Bureau for M hours ending at p.m. Sunday: aj Sunrise a.m. 53 Sunset p.m. so far this month. 10: total for same period of August a year ago. trace: total since Jan. 1. 7.18; Maximum Minimum Precipitation: srlod 13.06; normal for Aug. 1-12. .34: normal Tor Jan. 1 to Aug. 12, 8.83. MONTANA ANn OOT-OF-STATE DATA Max. Belgrade 83 Broadus 83 Butte 77 Cut Bank 75 Dillon 86 Drummoad 79 Glasgow "9 Great Falls BO Havre 79 Helena 83 Kallspell 82 Lewlstown 78 Livingston S3 Miles City St Mlssaula M Whitehall 86 Altuquerciue Boston 87 Calgary 75 Cheyenne Si Chicago 91 Mai. Mln '.7 51 41 Dallas 54! Denver Paso 50 Fairbanks 57 40 Orand Jet. 69 WKansas City 96 52 Laraar M 52 LcAdville 71 55 t.ofi Angeles SO 45 Minneapolis 77 51 New Orleans ii well as several other states, could play a key part in turning Ihe convention in one direction or an- Shaules in the pickup truck c was driving south and the at fho crllcial driven by Schaff was traveling north at the time of the collision. Two Are Killed In Highway Crash DEER LODGE-H) A two-car, headon collision about miles south of Deer Lodge Sunday night killed John Waldo, 49-year-old em- ploye at the State Hospital in Warm Springs, and Mrs. Anne Forgey, about 38, wife of Charles Forgey of Deer Lodge. Powell County Coroner Ralph Beck said Waldo was alone in a car traveling north on U. S. High- way 10 and Mrs. Forgey was the sole passenger in a southbound vehicle. He placed the time of the accident at about p. m., Beck said both drivers apparent- ly died within minutes uf the crash nf multiple injuries. Neither was thrown from their cars, which stopped dead on the highway when they met. An investigation is continuing. The deaths brought Montana 1956 highway fatality toll to 155 compared with 114 a year ago Sunday and 118 a year ago Mon- day. Wilh a view to keeping the pres- around the convention scene as Republican. Cyprus Underground Organization Warns British of New Violence NICOSIA, Cyprus ex- tremist organization Eoka Sun- day threatened increased vio- lence ngainst Hie British on Cyprus. Vtokn, fighting umlcvgrouml of the movement to unite this Brit- ish colonial island with Greece, issued Its violence warning in leaflets. iwavd southern Florida, sonic 00 miles away. The hurricane struck .the island i Ihe southeast const al Mnun-, an, crossed diagonally, and blew .it over the Atlantic from Iho orlhwesl const. Communications were down be- vccn San Juan and most points n lhc island. The center of lhc storm hit the S. Air Force Base at linmey, n Ihe northwest corner of lliu is- ind near Agundilln. Winds there cached 100 miles an hour. There no detailed reports of dnm- gc. San Juan, hi nni'lhcnslcrti Puer- o liico, escaped the brunt of Iho low, reporting winds up to (TO lilcs nn hour. Many Irecs were lown ncross thu cnpilaVs streets, nmperlng transportation. Hurricane warnings hud been xtendcd to lialli and the Domln- can Republic lo the west. Winds ver Ibe Bahamas lo the norlh- vesl were expected lo reach hur- icnnc force Monday. The Wenlhcr Bureau estimated al lliu center nl 100 miles an hour us the hurricane swept ip lo Puerto Kico from Ihe Cnrlb >oan Sea. Police reported the first dnm- age al Aibonllo, In lhc storm's >nlh. Several wooden houses were ilown down. Ft. Brooke in San Juan said a empnrury wooden building (here vas flattened. flesldeul.s along Iho const and n river valleys were hustled to buildings on higher ground. Civilian defense officials and po- ke directed the evacuation move (Continued on Page 0, Col. 3) Somber Makes Speedy Flight WASHINGTON A 1! (ifl jet Immher has down (rom lawnli to Long Bench, Calif., at an average speed of more than 000 miles per hour, Hie Air Force, announced Sunday. The twin jet airplane, which covered milCK (in (lie flight, was returning from participation in the spring nuclear tests al Kniwetok. The Air Force did not claim a record for Ihe 4-hour 27-mlnule hop with Maj. Hnlph It. HobincHc, Bnytnwn, Tex., al the controls His navigator was Capt. O. K. IJIMe, Inverness, find crew chiof was John It. Kper Damon, Tex. The Air Force is a version of the Navy-designed which recently flow from Hawaii lo N.M., at an average speed of 570 miles per hour fur lliB distance. Holt) the Navy and Air Force versions are built by Dnuglaw Aircraft Co. The Alii) is the Navy's heaviest carrier-born Democrats Seek To Avoid Fight CHICAGO wi Democratic platform writers Sunday began their drafting job In closed scs- ision with parly lenders still slriv- ng to avoid any bitter bntllo on lie civil rights issue. The big question for the 16-man trailing committee is whether to ttctilinn support for the Supreme Jouti's public school nnllsegregn- ion decision In Ihe party plat- form. Dixie delegates led by Gov. Jnmes P. Coleman of Mississippi were openly maneuvering to keep hose three words "supreme court decision" out of Ihe plntform en- tirely. Rep. John McCormack of Mass- achusetts, I'hilfonu Committee chairman, said he hoped to come np with civil rights phrasing Hint could satisfy both Iho South and MIOSB Negro and other elements which want the court decision specifically approved in Iho pint- form. What McCormnck wns trying to avoid WHS .n divided committee stand. Sepnralo majority and mi- nority reports could force a con- vention floor fight and split the putty nl n Umu It needs solidarity for the campaign to unseat he Republican administration of President Eisenhower. McCormnck declined to say ivlicllicr his peacemaker role lins jccn complicated by Ihe endorse- ment Former President Truman Saturday to Ihe prosidcn- llal nomination campaign of Avar- ;11 Ilnrrlmnn. McCormnck said llnrrlinnn is "a mini of great im- Icrstnndlng who has n vita) In- :crcst In parly unity." Ilarrlmnn'B cnmp lias been crit- ical of the civil rights stand of Adlni Stevenson, the mtpirnnt for be parly nomination with the lenvlest number of pledged dele- gates. Only n few days ago Stevenson went further Ihnn ho had before, saying lie wns for "unequivocal approval" of the Supreme Court decision in the platform. McCormack said he didn't ex- pect the drafting committee to dike up the civil rights Issue until Monday or Tuesday. However, the contending North and South fac- tions were busy trading drafts of proposed planks. The completed platform is due to he presented to Ihe convention Wednesday night. Exhibits, Varied Entertainment to Attract Thousands Gates will open at 8 a.m. Mon- day at the fairgrounds for tha 37th anniversary showing of tha Midland Empire Fair, which will continue through Saturday. Thousands of visitors are ex< peeled to tour buildings and ex- hibits ut the fairgrounds during each day and night of the fair and planners of the exposition have arranged a program cater- ing to young nnd old alike. A major attraction at the fair (his year will bo the livestock nnd dairy show. Entries in the cattle division this year come from throughout th'e inidwestern United States. Judging of cattle will begin Monday and will con- linue through Wednesday. An important part of the live- stock show nt the fair will be beet calves entered by members of 4-H clubs and Future Farmer of. America chapters from over tti'e area. Livestock showing and judg; Ing contests will be conducted by 4-11 and FFA Junior farmers Tuesday and Wednesday of. fair week. Another feature of the fair will be the poultry show, reportedly larger this year than last. In the auditorium at the fair- grounds agricultural booths will bo n major attraction. These in- clude the community-sponsored exhibits and those sponsored by counties. Communities this yenr Include Huntley Project; Poly Rock, Billings Bench arid Laurel, County booths are entered by Carbon, Pondera and Rosebud counties. Educational displays in tlie auditorium include the School of Mines, Montana Stnto College, Huntley Experiment Station, Montnnn Secdgrowers Assn., 4-II Clubs, Forest Service, Future Farmers of America and Montana County Agents. Other booth displays Include those sponsored by mercantile firms, the Montana Assn. of Rail- roads, the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force and the Billings Filler Center. The Montnnn Fish and Game Commission will slock the tanks In Iho nudllorlum with typical game, fish of Ihe area ns it-has in past ycnrs. The Montana Nurses Assn., tho Family Welfare Service and Iho Future Homemnkers of America have also planned special displays in lhc auditorium. Gov, J, Hugo Aronson told fair officials last week he would make Wednesday the day for his offi- cln! visit to the fair. Also plan- ning to attend the fair is Rep. Orvln B. Fjarc, Eastern district member of Congress. The Slobrand Brothers carnival will play at the fairgrounds In conjunction with the fair. The Midland .Empire Uodeo will be hold for five days, beginning esday. The Slale Fair RDVUC, a night (Continued on Page 7, Col. 4) One thing on which there were bomber while UK: BOO is consid- ered a light bomber for tactical (Continued on Page 7, Col. 2) work by the Air Force. Mixed Emotions Youth Drowns At Canyon Ferry IIKLKNA (tl.H Robert J. Piz- 21, Kfrick ICagle, a C'ulhulic stndenl seminarian, drowned Hun- day about p.m. while swim- ming on Canyon Ferry Lake near Hie Yacht liasin about 20 miles from here. Sheriff Dave Middleman said drowned in about HO feet of wnlcr ;iO feet (rom shore. He wa.s swimming wilh the Kev. Ed- ward Courtney, Helena, and Car- rol) Mullz, Helena, when the acci- dent occurred. Father Courtney said he had swum across a lilllc bay and was clinging to a rope lied to a boat. started to swim the same 00-foot distance, nnd reached the halfway mark when he yelled for help. Pizzinni sank immediately. Multz attempted diving for the lad but was unsuccessful. Three men from the Bureau of neclamation attempted to recover Iho body by dragging. Twenty-five Pledged at lime of arrival to give their-28 votes to Gov. Avcrcll Harriman on the first ballot, ahoma delegation whoops It np at trainside In Chicago. Sprinkling of Stevenson hats and um- brellas coufd" of changing'times after weekend caucuses which many delegations will hold I prior to opening of the Democratic convention. Nixon Praised As Campaigner WASHINGTON