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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 58 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1954 EIGHT PAGES Published 6aliy Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIT5 CWfl Ike-McCarthy Over Top Spot Senate Inquiry Submerged By Constitutional Battle By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A head-on constitutional conflict between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and the Eisenhower administration administration hung heavily today over the Senate inquiry into the treatment of Army Pvt. G. Davi'd Schiiie. Six Drown As Tornado Upsets Boat Missouri Lake Is Scene Of Tragic Mishap BAGNELL, Mo. (AP) — A tornado upset an excursion boat on the Lake of the Ozarks yesterday. At least four persons persons and probably six were drowned. Six passengers and the pilot were rescued. Two of the passengers passengers said the pilot saved their lives. Owners of the capsized craft said it was routine to send another boat to. check on its excursions when a storm blew up. and that precaution put a rescue boat alongside alongside the stricken craft quickly. The known dead: Mrs. Letha Rockwell. 50, and a daughter, Rosalyne Ruth Rockwell, Rockwell, 16, Belle Plaine, Iowa. Mrs. Richard Lamberty and a son, Warren, 2, Fremoni, Neb. Missing were Duaine Hodges. 19, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Patricia Patricia Gump, 16, of Tunis, Mo. A relative said he saw them get on the excursion boat but it was not certain they were aboard. Pilot Saves Two The bodies of Mrs. Rockwell, her daughter and Warren Lamberty were recovered within an hour. Rescued were Lamberty; Junior Graham, 18, of Brumley, Mo., the pilot; Darwin Rockwell, 48, husband husband of Mrs. Rockwell: Emmett busy man" and is "getting bad The Senate's "who lied?" probe into the dispute between McCarthy and Army officials was temporarily temporarily submerged in a roaring battle over the Wisconsin senator's declaration declaration that "no power on earth" will stop him from seeking- information information from government employes about "corruption, graft or treason." treason." McCarthy also extended his familiar familiar cry of "20 years of treason,", in saying he would protect those who "gave us the evidence of treason that has been growing over the past 20 or 21 years." He has been saying saying there were 20 years of treason under the Rsosevelt-Truman administrations; administrations; another year would carry over into the Eisenhower administration. administration. McCarthy took this stand after a statement by Atty. Gen, Brownell Brownell yesterday—issued from the White House—that the executive branch of the government has "sole responsibility" for protecting protecting the nation's security. Brownell Replies Brownell, with President Eisenhower's Eisenhower's approval, gave this reply to McCarthy's earlier call on the two million federal workers in the executive department to give the senator secret information despite presidential orders to the contrary: contrary: "The obligations and duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative legislative branches of the government are defined by the Constitution . . . "That (executive) responsibility can't be usurped by any individual who may seek to set himself above the laws of our land or to override override orders of the President of the United States to federal employes of the executive branch of the government." Ttie constitutional argument speedily found its way into the Senate Investigations subcommittee's subcommittee's televised hearings where it developed additional political overtones. overtones. Firing in all directions, McCarthy McCarthy said: Eisenhower is "an extremely O'Leary, 41, and his wife, Ruth, 33, of Berkeley, Mo.; Lt. V. H. Allen, 22, and his wife, 19, of Lawton, Lawton, Okla. Rockwell said the pilot, Graham, saved his life. Glenn Wood, part owner of the Loc-Wood Boat Rides Co., operators of the craft, said Lamberty also credited Graham with saving him. Wood said the sun was shining and the water placid when the boat, a 36-foot cruiser with a capacity capacity of 32, left the dock for a five-mile cruise. "The storm was on us before I knew it," Graham said. " The waves picked the boat up at the rear and tossed it over on its back." advice." He is not suggesting that Brownell Brownell "resign or anything like that," but he hopes to persuade the attorney attorney general "that where he does have the duty to enforce the law, that we have the duty to expose expose any failur eto enforce the law." He stands on his position that federal employes are "duty bound to give me information even though some little bureaucrat stamped it secret to protect himself." himself." Won't Get Names His Democratic colleagues on the investigations subcommittee, currently waging a fight for full access to subcommittee files, "will not get the names of the loyal government OFF FOR LITTLE ROCK — This group of Blytheville High School students departed this morning for Little Rock where they will represent various civic organizations at American Legion's Boys State. They are (from the left) Bob Chil- dress, Cleo Pope, Lawrence Bradley, Danny Cobb, Charles Langston, Charles Penn, Ray Westbrook. Drane Adams, Earl Hyde, Eugene Still, Jr., and Condon Bush. (Courier News Photo) Metal Firm Moving Equipment to Base Central Metal Products this morning began moving equipment into the large hangar at Blytheville air base preparatory preparatory to beginning training and limited production next month. On hand to supervise installation i Ben White and sons, general con- of the equipment were James A Gatlin, who will be plant superintendent superintendent here, and Merle Justice Maintenance Superintendent. The company has made arrangements arrangements to utilize the base building so it will be ready to launch production production as soon is its building on Elm street is available—probably sometime sometime in August. It plans to begin training of workers workers at the base on or around June 15. The Chamber of Commerce industrial industrial fund drive to raise $150,000 to pay for the Elm Street building and land stood at the $143,342 mark today. Work at the Elm Street got under way this week with city crews working working on driveways and ditches anc Hearings On Carrier Blast Start QUONSET POINT, R. I. l/PI — A Naval court of inquiry today opened hearings into last Wedensday's death-dealing explosion aboard the aircraft carrier Bennington as doctors doctors fought to save the lives of about 30 blast victims still on the critical list. t The number of deaths in the explosion explosion rose to 99 last night and Navy doctors looked to the next 4£ hours as the crisis period for the 30 bandage-swathed seamen fighting for life at the Naval Hospital in nearby Newport. Subject of the inquiry court investigation investigation is the cause of the below-decks below-decks blast that shattered the serenity of a routine coastal cruise in the post-dawn hours about 75 miles south of Quonset Point Naval Air Staation. Capt. John Enyart, commander tractors on the job, making preparations preparations to begin actual construction construction sometime next week. Within six months after moving into the Elm Street structure, the company expects about 200 men. to be employing Dr. Floyd Webb Fatally Stricken Rites to Be Held Tomorrow for BfytheviHt Doctor Services for Dr. Floyd Webb of Blytheville, who died yesterday afternoon afternoon at Chickasawba Hospital, will be coaducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Hector, Ark. Burial will be in Hector Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home in charge. Dr. Webb, 66, suffered a heart attack at his home before going to the hospital. He was associated with his son, Dr. Jack Webb, in the Webb Clinic here. Coming to Blytheville in 1935 after after a residency at New Orleans, La., Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, he was a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He also was associated with the American American Legion and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Webb was graduated from University of Tennessee Medical School in 1913 and served during World War I with the Medical Corps. Besides his son, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floyd Webb of Blytheville: a sister, Mrs. J. M. Stanford of Russellville; two brothers, brothers, Bert Webb of Hector and Dr. Bunyon Webb of Memphis; and a grandson. Jack Webb, Jr., of Blytheville. Honorary pall bearers will be French Troops Smash Through Re Pius X Becomes Saint By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY UP)—Thousands of Catholic faithful, including high church prelates and pilgrims from many countries, thronged St. Peter's Square today for ceremonies ceremonies elevating Pope Fiux X to sainthood. sainthood. Pope Pius XII was to preside ox-er the historic canonization— the first of a pontiff in 242 years. Reserved places were set aside for 500 high church officials, including including cardinals, archbishops, andj bishops as well as various diplomatic diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and special missions from around the world. A crowd of possibly half a million was expected to jam the great square. 77th Sainted The solemn rites called for Pope Pius XTI to be borne on a portable portable throne through the square and to proclaim Giuseppe Sarto—Pius X—a saint as a picture of him is unfurled from the central loggia of St. Peter's basilica. Pius X is the 77th of 260 Popes to be made a saint. None of the others was canonized in the square. For the first time the ceremonies ceremonies bestowing the church's highest honor were to be carried to millions millions by means of radio and television. television. The Vatican Radio and many European networks, arranged arranged direct broadcasts, and the Italian television system set up its cameras for direct transmissions. Later the ceremonies were to be carried on Canadian and American American television and radio networks. Pius X was known during his lifetime lifetime as "Papa Santo"—the saint Pope. The ceremonies today, only 40 years after his death, make him that in fact. The Roman Italian town of 1835. His parents Catholic pontiff, Giuseppe Sarto, was born in the little northern Riese June 2, were poor, but aid by his bishop enabled him to attend a seminary and become a priest. He was noted for extreme humility humility and charity from his earliest Yen Phu Post Relieved; Reds Flee to Hills By LAKRY ALLEN HANOI. Indochina (AP) — Five thousand French troops smashed through to the relief of Yen Phu today and the rebel besiegers ran for the hills. The French command said the relief force, under heavy air cover and using tanks and armored units, hammered through with reinforcements reinforcements and supplies for the 'tiny post 30 miles south of Hanoi. Under fire for 18 days, it had been manned by only one company of 160 men. The French described the relief operation "the biggest offensive move" they had made since Din Bien Phu fell May 7. The Vietminh were estimated to have 12 battalions in the Phu Ly .sector, an anchor of the Red River Delta defense line. The French Union troops number about a division. The fall of Yen Phu and Phu Ly would give the rebels good bases to step up attempts to destroy the highway and paralleling paralleling railway between Hanoi and the seaport of Haiphong. Over these routes moves the bulk of American American war equipment for French forces in the delta. Until the French offensive move, the Vietminh had been having an easy time creeping closer to Yen Phu. The rebels had kept the little outpost outpost in the vital Red River Delta area under steady mortar bombardment bombardment while Vietminh mole squads burrowed to within 300 feet of the barbed wire barriers. Some 12 Vietminh battalions took part in the grueling attack. Same Tactics Following the tactics they used to take Dien Bien Phu, the rebeJLs apparently aimed to pound the outpost outpost until it was sufficiently softened softened up for a frontal assault. News of the French breakthrough breakthrough came after .a day of scattered scattered action in which the rebels knocked off one V i e t n a m e s e- rnanned defense post 20 miles southwest of Hanoi and encircled two others in the same sector. The French said they were supplying supplying the embattled posts by air. The French Union cause was See INDOCHINA on Pajre 8 INDOCHINA WHERE INDOCHINA REDS INCREASE PRESSURE — Sawtooth line of map shows main defense arc in the Red River delta of Indochina Indochina where Communist forces stepped up their pressur« against th« French Union forces. Arc is anchored on east on Thai Dinh. another textile center, and on the west on Phu Ly, an important road juno- tion. (Af* Wircphoto Map) Indochina Problem Back to Top Leve Memorial Day Services Set Court House Lawn To Be Scene of Rites Memorial Day services will be conducted by the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the monument to Mississippi Mississippi County war dead on the Court House lawn. Chaplains for the services will be By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — A scheduled meeting of Itidochkwi en- perls was canceled today after the nine participating delegations delegations decided they had run into problems which could be decided decided only by the top delegates. The committee of experts met yesterday to try to disentangle the various conflicting and overlapping proposals now before the Indochina conference on cease-fire measures. The conference itself was scheduled scheduled to hold another restricted session session at 9 a.m. EST. There will be no further meetings of the experts unless the full conference directs them to take up some specific problem. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Minister Andrei Y. Gromyko snarled up yesterday's Initial meeting of experts experts who are seeking to find out how much common ground ther« was in the Communist and non- Communist proposals. New D«tniuuta Gromyko tossed in new demands aimed at forcing the conference to sanction Communist clal-ms in Laos and Cambodia, the smaller of the three Associated Indoohkie*« States. The West has insisted the Communist-led Communist-led Vietminh be allowed after the cease-fire to hold tqjrri- tory only in Viet Nam and that Red forces be evacuated entirely from the kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia. Should the Communists persist in demands for "assembly zones" in all three states, observers predict predict the conference might founder next week. That is the period that both France's Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Britain's Foreign Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden have predicted would be decisive. The Communists and the West are agreed on the principle of the U.S. A-Plan Blasted By Pravda MOSCOW Wl—Pravda said today secret American-Soviet talks on atomic control "cannot bring any positive results unless the United States agrees to unconditional pro- h i b i t i o n of atomic-hydrogen weapons." The Communist party newspaper in a lengthy article denounced President Eisenhower's world atomic pool plan as unworkable otherwise. The paper accused the United States of trying to reveal the course of the confidential talks in a "one-sided and distorted light whereas the point of view of the other (Soviet) side remains unknown unknown or distorted." The article was the first public presentation here of the Soviet version version of the talks. Pravda said the Soviet Union "put forward a new proposal" which it said consisted of a "solemn, "solemn, unconditional obligation not to use atomic, hydrogen or other weapons of mass destruction." The United States last December the made clear Eisenhower

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