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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L— NO. 108 Blytheville Courier Blytheviile Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS McClellan Retains Majority with 22 Precincts Still Out McMath Refuses to Concede 'Until Returns Are Certified 1 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sen. John L. McClellan today is confident that he has been re-elected to the Senate; although 22 of Arkansas' 2,303 precincts still are unreported. McClellan's majority margin is 4,473 over former governor Sid McMath, who has bitterly refused to concede "until the returns have been certified." Meanwhile, Gov. Francis Cherry and Orval Faubus quickly made plans for the runoff campaign in the gubernatorial race. A-rkansas voters will choose between Cherry, who led the ticket, and Faubus Red China Rejects U S Peiping Radio Says British Notes Accepted TOKYO, Friday (AP) — Pei- ping Radio said today Communist China had rejected a U. S. protest over the shooting down of a British airliner off Hainan last Friday with a loss of three Americans. At the same time, the Communist radio disclosed that Red China had protested to. the .United Nations the shooting down of two Chinese planes by U. S. carrier fighters of Hainan Island Sunday. In announcing that the U. S. protest delivered to the Chinese foreign ministry Wednesday had been accepted. In its own protest, Peiping detoured diplomatic channels and went direct to the United Nations. Heard In Tokyo A Chinese language broadcast heard in Tokyo said the protest from the foreign ministry was addressed to the U. N. Secretary General Dag Harnmarskjold and asked that it be distributed to eac-i country. The note enclosed the statement issued Tuesday by Vice Foreign Minister Chang Han-Fu charging the imited States in barbaric attacks had "violated the air over Hainan, Red base off the South China coast. on Aug. 10. McClellan's total, by unofficial count, was 164,789 to 127,351 for McMath, who was beaten in third- term try for governor by Cherry two years ago. The total vote reported so far is 334.051. McClellan, facing his first test in 12 years, had declared—after a trend was established on election night Tuesday—that he would get a 5,000-vote majority, Back to Washing-ton McClellan, who figured prominently in the much-publicized Army-McCarthy hearings, says that he will return to Washington tomorrow, McClellan says that he doesn't kno' how he will vote on the Senate motion to condemn the methods of Sen, Joseph McCarthy. Some Washington observers say that McClellan will be a key figure in that vote. McClellan had campaigned for Cherry when the latter defeated McMath in the 1952 gubernatorial race. The third major figure in the senatorial race, Arkansas Democratic Committeefnan Paul Chambers, polled 29,929 votes and Leonard Ellis, who did not campaign, got 3,036. Chambers was expected to draw votes from the conservative McClellan, Faubus, Huntsville publisher who held state offices under McMath, was jubilant over 109,029 votes he polled—principally from rural areas. The governor polled 154,810; State Sen. Guy Jones of Conway got 41,256 and Gus McMillan of Sheridan had 18,264. Work Harder Cherry's campaign crew announced that they would "work much harder' during the runoff and would concentrate on the small communities. Rep. Oren Harris of El .Dorado, the only House member in Arkansas who faced a vote test in the election, won a.5,500 majority over three foes. Harris received 37,339 votes; Robert Hollinger got 3,011, G. W. Lookadoo 17,957 and Norman Warnock 10,538. Only seven of the district's 500 precincts are unreported. ncumbents t majorities * The United States has sent a protest over the incident to Pei- ping charging that the two planes were shot down when they attacked carrier search planes outside Red China's territorial waters. nomination. Attorney General Tom Gentry went back into office. He got 172,092 in 2275 precincts. State Sen. ator Jim Johnson of Crossett ran second with 122,895, and Phil Mc- Nemer of Little Rock trailed with 14,594. Land Commissioner Claude Rankin won easily, too. Rankin re- i _____ _____ _____ J7 The carrier planes were looking i ceLved" "l93,386 < "votes in beating for possible survivors from a British airliner, which had been shot aown. Cotton Market Expansion Need Cited LITTLE ROCK !#) — About 400 cotton industry leaders weer told here yesterday that "effective Southern agriculture can exist only as a part of an expanding United States economy." Dr. 0. V. Wells of Washington, D. C., made .the statement during an address before the eighth annual Beltwide Cotton Mechanization Conference here. He is administrator of tiie Agriculture Department's Marketing Service. Wells said efficient production is not the only answer to problems of the cotton farmer. He said the farmers "must work hard to hold and expand their markets." Also speaking during the opening session were Harold A. Young of North Little Rock, chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cotton Council, and President John T. Caldwell of the University of Arkansas. Doyle Yopp of Paragould with 81,304 and W. R. Younts of Little Rock with 29,492. Results in the district races: Chancellor: .Fifth District: 139 of 142 precincts: Go van Burke Jr. 4532, See McCLELLAN on Page 2 Wilson TV, Radio Servcie fo Open Here Monday A new television and radio repair service, to be known as Wilson TV and Radio Service, will open for business Monday, the owners announced today. The service will be operated by Douglas Wilson in partnership with his brother, Herbert Wilson, who will not be actively associated with the firm. A complete television and radio repair service will be offered by the company, according to Douglas Wilson, a graduate of Blytheville High School and Keegan's Radio and TV School in Memphis. Mr. Wilson has been associated with a Memphis radio and television firm for several years. The firm will be located in the Ingram Building. Full Dress Debate' Smith Seeks to Block Motion Of Censure with Alternate Plan By G. MILTON KELLY i WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican leader, said today | he will allow "a full dress debate" on proposals that the Senate censure or investigate Sen. ' McCarthy (R-Wis). It is to begin tomorrow and Knowland said it may also occupy Saturday METAL PLANT PROGRESSES — The expanse of concrete floor at the Central Metal Products Co. plant under construction here grows toward completion. This view shows the east side of the structure's interior. Workmen at left are installing metal window frames in the partially completed concrete block walls. (Courier News Photo) Senate Pressed to Act On Foreign. Aid Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Knowland (R-Calif) pressed the'Senate today to catch up with the adjournment-minded House by passing a new foreign aid authorization of $3,100,000,000. The House, which, has passed i this year as the termination date earlier a larger authorization, yesterday . whipped through a foreign aid money bill of 55,208,419,979. The higher total includes both $2,895,944,000 in new funds and authority to use $2,312,475,979 in funds which Congress voted in. previous years and are not yet formally obligated. The authorization merely sets a ceiling on the amount of new money which may be appropriated in the current fiscal year. Senate debate on the measure was begun yesterday, then put aside for action on a housing bill. Contrasting Views Somewhat contrasting views on the foreign aid program were expressed in separate speeches prepared for delivery by Sens. Mansfield (D-Mont) and H. Alexander Smith (R-NJJ, Foreign Relations, Committee members. Mansfield urged an orderly windup within a year. Smith said this is not the time to shut off foreign aid. Mansfield is the author of an amendment, written into the bill by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, setting next June 30 as the termination date for both economic and military aid programs. He won approval last year of an amendment fixing June 30 of but allowing an additional 36 months to wind up spending of military aid funds and 24 months for liquidating the economic aid- program. His amendment in the present bill, while extending this termination date for one year, Would allow no additional liquidation time beyond that approved last year. No Permanent He told the Senate he hoped the executive branch would get the idea from his amendment that "Congress and the American peo- foreign aid is a permanent part of tire foreign or military policy of fjus nation." Smith said he recognizes "that there is a general feeling today thai this aid program has run long enough—that there is a time to stop giving away the tax dollars of our people,".but he added: "I think we are compelled to recognize that now is not the time to cut it off abruptly, without regard to the consequences." The; New Jersey senator argued tnat Russia is engaging in its own aid program and in an effort to show the world, particularly in North Korea, "that their system provides more and is capable of achieving more than our own." Tenth Annual District Fair to Open Sept. 21 The 10th anniversary edition of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair will open at Walker Park here at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and run until 6 p.m. Sept. 26, according to premium catalogs now being distributed by the' Mississippi County Fair Association. Midway Show Booked On the midway, the Tivoli Shows A total of S10.600 in premiums will be awarded to winning exhibitors in the fair's 11 departments- the same total given last year. A change in the 1954 fair will be the closed livestock show. While in past years, the livestock show has been open to exhibitors from out-of-state, the show this year will be limited to Arkansas entries. This is being done, fair officials said, in line with a move by the Arkansas Livestock Show—which winner here can enter—to keep that event a state affair. There will be a small charge for adult's for this year's grandstand show, R. E. Blaylock, Fair Association secretary said ,but children with adults will_ be admitted free. This, he explained is being done to reduce the "in-and-out" flow of spectator traffic during performances. The amount of the admission has not yet been set. Among the acts to appear in the grandstand show this year will be The Eries, a balancing act; Loe Hite and Stanley, a comedy trio Papine and Rosa, an acrobatic act and the Five Kriels, a family variety act. ASC Committee Nominees Listed Ballot Deadline Is Aug. 9; Count Slated for Aug. 12 Within the next few days, farm- and Monday sessions. Knowland also told reporters he i had nothing to do with a move by Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) to push aside a motion of censure of McCarthy being pressed by Sen. Flanders (R,-Vt.). Smith proposed that instead a committee of six senators, with Vice President Nixon acting as chairman, be named to investigate and report next Feb. 1 on "the alleged good or evil of so-called McCarthvism." Tax Bill May Clear j Final Hurdle Today WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's huge resolution for tax revision bill, which he terms the cornerstone of his app^TnTenToFThe committee and 11954 domestic program, today may clear its final congres- announced to the Senate that he will seek to substitute it for a motion of censure of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) being pressed by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt).' Meet Early The Flanders motion is to come •Conservation committees in Mississippi County. Local ASC officers today re-' Leader (Calif) told the Senate it should meet early because of the possibility of "several leased lists of nominees made byways of debate." He said he would various community election i ask li to meet at 9 a - m - <EDT) unless the foreign aid bill is dis- boards. Farmers will receive ballots by mail. Ballots must be returned to the ASC offices by Aug. 9 and chairmen of the community election boards will convene on -Aug. 12 to count ballots. Walter Daniel, ASC field officer with offices in Blytheville, pointed out that these community committees are expected to be of considerable importance under 1955's farm program. Here are nominations by communities. Farmers will vote for posed of today. Flanders told reporters he will fight the Smith proposal as a substitute for his own censure resolution, but hat he would favor it as a separate move. "I shall be in favor of it, not as an amendment but if it is offered as a separate resolution following mine," Flanders said. He promised "every endeavor to see that it fails as a substitute." Three and Three Smith proposed that the - corn- five on the ballots they receive I mittee consist of three Republicans " to be appointed by the Senate Re- frbrifthe'ASC; ARMOREL Johnny Young, John Ed Regenold, Blan Heath, Eric Waddell, W. H. * Heath, Louis Ashmore, Charlie Fullerton, E. L. Hale, T. B. O'Keefe, J, C. Ellis, Sr. BLYTHEVILLE James N. Smotherman, Wesley Stallings, William H. Heath, Ben Abbott, Herbert Gaines, Johnson Blackwell, Jack Hale, Floyd Rector, R. A. Davis, Clarence Moore. CLEAR LAKE D. C. Eubanks, Charley Stalcup, Chester Caldwell, Vance R. Dixon, Walter Lutes, J. A. Haynes, J. A. White, Herbert Wilson, C. L. Stockton. Virgil Williams. DELL E. "A. Stacy, Charles S. Armstrong, Glen Cook, H. R. Crawford, Jr., M. J. Koehler, J. M. Stevens, Jr., E. H. Frewett, Harry Cook, Colbert Stockton, Henry Gosa. HUFFMAN N. C. Patterson, Taft Metzger, See ASC on rage 2 will set up their carnival attractions. Department superintendents this year will include Mrs. Ray Hall, art; Clem Whistle, cattle; Bill McLeod, Future Farmers of America; Mrs. Gertrude Hoiiman and Miss Colleen McNew, farm and home; Mrs. Charles.Ray Newcomb, floral; Mrs. Raleigh Sylvester, heirlooms; V. D. Harley, Negro Department; Riiey Bench, poultry; Allen Rushing, rabbits; L. H. Autry, Swine; and Keith Bilbrey, 4-H. Officers of the Fair Assocation this year are L. H. Autry, president; Tomato Votes, Last In, Back M'Math/aubus publican Policy Committee, and three Democrats, to be appointed by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. The group would be instructed to report to the Senate by Feb. 1 of next year. Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) told reporters that the Senate definitely will consider the Flanders resolution tomorrow. Knowland refused to disclose his tactics although he had said earlier he would move to table the Flanders motion. Such a motion would cut off debate, if passed. "It's an open question what will happen," Knowland said, adding that he, some other Republican or even some Democrat might make a motion. Asked if such a move would provide a decision on .the merits of the censure move, as Flanders has contended, Knowland told reporters he preferred to await developments. McCarthy, Flanders Absent Knowland said he is considering asking the Senate to meet at 9 ! a. m. (EDT) tomorrow in hopes it ! could deal with Flanders' move and also get some legislative work accomplished. McCarthy and Flanders were both absent from the floor when Smith introduced his resolution. Smith told the Senate he will "dis- icuss this resolution at some length" Voters at Tomato backed Sid : when the issue is brought up for McMath and Orval Faubus in the tomorrow sional hurdle. The Senate planned to take up the 1,000-page measure, a complete overhaul of the nation's tax laws, sometime during the afternoon barring a last-minute program change. Senate Republican leaders predicted confidently they had the votes to send the compromise bill to the President's desk, in the face of a last-chance battle by some Democrats to knock out the controversial tax cut on dividends to stockholders. Their chances of success appeared small since Sen. George (D-Ga), top Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee, was ready to go along with the compromise bill. He said the good things in it outweighed the bad. The House passed the bill, a _ compromise of separate Senate j promise version would exempt and House versions, by a 316-77 j from taxation entirely the first S50 vote yesterday. Democrats there j of a dividend income. Then, the lost 227-169 in an attempt to knock j stockholder could subtract from scores of new or bigger deductions for depreciation of new plants and equipment. They say also the bill contains many overdue reforms to help groups of individuals hard hit by special circumstances. No General Relief f Democrats generally counter that the bill is deficient in that it contains no general relief for all taxpayers and especially no income tax cut for the little man. They tried to write in such a cut on the floor in both branches, but lost by close margins. Some Democrats also contend the eventual tax loss through the bill will be much more than the 51,363,000,000 estimated for the first year. The dividend tax cut in the out the dividend tax relief. Rep. Daniel A. Reed. (RNY), whose Ways and Means Committee originally wrote the bill, told his colleagues its enactment would signal "a green light" for expansion of the national economy. Eisenhower and Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey have used the same argument, contending various provisions of the bill will lead to much faster plant expansion and modernization and thus to more jobs. These provisions include his tax 4 per cent of any dividend income above the $50. .. Democrats argue this would mean large reductions for many wealthy individuals. Groups or individuals who would benefit most from other provisions of the bill include families with heavy medical expenses, retired persons, parents of college-age children who work, mothers who must work to help support then- children and farmers with large soil conservation expenses. Thousands Jam Atea New Rockfalls Feared Falls At L/.S. Niagara NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. (AP) — Thousands of tourists jammed the edges of the Niagara gorge today, awaiting possible new rockfalls in the wake of the thundering collapse that practically destroyed Prospect Point and sliced a piece out of the American side of Niagara Falls yesterday. Cracks extended more than 50 , in case other sections of the cliff feet upstream from the - ragged j let go. A snow fence has been in edge left after an estimated 185,- ! P lace si2Ce earl £ yesterday. 0 *. - .' A,T» rrn f TlT—f* *3 frt 1 r A 000 tons of rock slipped irom the top of the 170-foot chasm. Some of the cracks were six to eight inches in width and appeared to j be widening. Park officials threw a heavy senatorial and gubernatorial races j Sen FIanders described McCarin the preferential primary Tues- ; ;hv veslerdav as - a d esperate man j guard around the mainland area J b " ^T^: '™ iree hune OT£ H«t* n frtn-rrli-nrr i-n »-<iTiiT-n e> tVior ttr£>rO: " * . " . _ ... .. ._ ,,_- t •__,_ ^ i .-u _ < ;„„„ ui_ci-.m = a n.buu.v ui*,v,, *,n-k»*«. **+ — Might Dynamite Engineers and geologists reported they might have to dynamite some parts of the area to create a safe observation point to replace the old Prospect Point. Two sections of the point, one day, according to returns that were not reported until yesterday afternoon. However, the Tomato votes did not effect the majorities received . facing his day of judgment" near the brink of the American See MCCARTHY on Page 2 I cataract to guard against accident cariously over the gorge. Officials estimated that new falls Paul Pryor, treasurer; Mr. Slav-1 in Mississippi County by Sen. John lock, secretary; and Jesse Taylor, attorney. Three new directors have been added to the Fair Association's Board. They are. Joe McHaney, Judge Philip Deer and Clem Whistle. Mr. McHaney and Judge Deer succeed 3. G. West and R. D. Hughes, Sr., both of whom died in May. In addition to the officers, other directors include Charles Abbott, E. Ladies: Prepare for Return to the Jazz Era By PEGGY LAMSON PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior today dropped the waist line to the hips, flattened the bust and sent women's fashions back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Dior, pace-setter in women'6 fashions, set off an entirely new style when he showed off his fall and winter creations. He called it "The H-line." If it catches on, as most Dior styles have done in the past, he will be tossing aside the winning, winsome, womanly curves of recent, times. The designer, who threw a bombshell into last fall's .fashions by lifting women's skirts to 17 inches. Hips are permitted but not much of them. What there is, however, is certainly emphasized in a style highly reminiscent of the boyish bob, the speakeasy, the raccoon coat and the Charleston. The new style Is aimed at turning the atomic age woman back to the flapper of 1920. Dior, who skyrocketed to tame a few years ago with his "new look", got a big round of applause from fashion writers as he showed off his new creations. With his new style, Dior put the emphasis on a long, straight and narrow torso. Coats and jackets all fall from sloping shoulders to a point just below the hips — at the haunch. Waist lines -~ as we think of them has turned out a line that is flat, I are not marked at all. slender and boyish. bodice that is close fitting, cling- ensembles with jackets. Most of ing and fitting at the hips is featured in all daytime wear. Full skirted cocktail and evening dresses all stick to the same principle, the lonr torso with the fullness beginning at the hips or below. « With this new design, a 22-inch waist isn't going to be much help unless your other measurements are just as dimunitive—no bust, no shoulders, no hips. What a gal will need is a straight, narrow, long torso. "The Line," as everyone at the press showing this morning took to calling it, is much more wearable with full flaring cocktail and dinner dresses. Here it looks more like a variation, a slightly elong- these emphasize the long-waisted look by anything from three to six rows of double breasted buttons, starting just below the bust and running well down below the waist. Let's face it, though, "The Line" is mighty trying on straight cut one or two-piece dresses. Some of the more severe one-piece models look more like clos fitting under- slips than street wear. A typical three-piece ensemble, which shows off all of Dior's new tricks, features a three-quarter L. McClellan and Gov. Francis Cherry. Tomato voters also backed Tom Gentry attorney general, Claude Rankin for land commis- sionser and Terry Shell for prosecutor. Returns from the Tomato were last to be n | might send an additional 50,000 tons oi rock into the gorge. Countless visitors witnessed yes| terday's thundering fall, but no one j was injured. j Engineers for the Niagara Froni tier State Parks Commission es- [rimated the size of the rockfall as i 400 feet long from the lip of the uictl WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower yester-1 gorge, so feet wide, and iso feet 'the I dav listed six parts of his legislative program whose failure I ceep. An estimated 200 feet of the re-it rt "n«c this vpar h P .«iH wnnlrf be more than bitterlv disan-' falls cresthne crashed to a point President Urges Action On 6 Points of Program county's 58 boxes. The Tomato re-! j- 0 p ass this year he said would be more than bitterly suits (with the complete, unofficial | D0 i n ti ntf to him cnuntv tnrals in narthentheses) fol-! " . & , ,, ' . county totals in parthentheses) fol low: Another, a hike in the national President asked. 4 (5,038;, McMath 22 (1,414), Ellis 0 <15). Chambers, 0 (202) . Governor—Cherry 4 debt limit, he termed a necessity. He did not list as still in front of the Senate, as he phrased it. which 70 feet down the face. Throughout the day park offi- ! c:ais had cast uneasy eyes on some Social security—The house has j wideninsf fissures that snaked back passed a bill to extend coverage to nearly 10 million persons. The See NIAGARA on Page 2 (315), Faubus 21 (2,514). Attorney General — Johnson 2 (2,470), Mc- Nemer l (158), Gentry- 23 (3.717). ) Land Commissioner — Rankin 24 • m Senate Finance Committee has ! recommended a trimmed - down j islation. version. Senate debate has not Leaving out some of the respects been scheduled. Foreign which these bills fall short of aid—Authorization foi (4,929), Yopp 1 (869), Younts 1 i34S>. Prosecuting Attorney — Shell 22 (2.861), Wilson 1 (2,569), Snellgrove 2 (762), Methvin 1 (357.) coat, with narrow sloping shoulders and a shawl collar cut high in back, close fitting waist Hne unmarked. Underneath the coat, the straight flat pullover, reminiscent ated princess line. It is decidedly ' of the old tunic dresses, only not Inside Today's Courier News . , . City Should Approve Mehl- burger offer . . . Editorials . . . page 8. . . . . . Trip Will Test Braves' Sincerity in New Drive . . . Bums Can't Catch Giants Now, Ol' Perfcss«r Say* . . . Sports. . , . pages 8 and 7 ... , . Kremlin Chiefs Honor Red China's Chou En Lai with Choicest Vodka . . . page 3... the President's requests, here is j tne cur rent year's program is be- their status: j fore the Senate, having passed the Farm—A modified system or House. The House passed yesterday the separate money bill to finance it. This is still in committee in the Senate . Debt limit—The House passed a year ago a 15-billion-dollar hike in the legal ceiling, now 275 billions. The Senate Finance Committee balked, and still is sitting on the bill. The administration request may be modified. Atomic energy—The House sent Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy, system or flexible price supports has been passed by the House, but rejected the Senate Agriculture committee. Senate debates the bill tomorrow. Tax revision—The House passed a compromise bill 315-77 late yesterday, and Senate action may sent it to the White House today. i Anti-Communist—Action Is leg- I ging on various antisubversive bills 'proposed by Atty. Gen. Brownell. None has yet passed both houses. and prospects are that not more j to conference with the Senate yes- than one or two will be enacted, i terday a bill to revise the Atomic Smaller Housing Plan—The Senate completed congressional action last night, sending to the White House a Energy Act. Several major differences must be resolved. Senate passage of its version Tuesday 'night followed a two-week debate i The straight cut pullover typ* j attractive on two-piece suits, or in j so long, ends Just below the hip line. measure providing a smaller pub- which the White House termed a lie housing program than the | filibuster by opponents, this afternoon, tonight and Friday with some locally heavy rain extreme south tonight; no important temperature changes. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon; partly cloudy tonight and Friday; a little cooler north Friday; low tonight 60s extreme north to 70s elsewhere. Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—96. Sunrise tomorrow—5:09. Sunset today—7:05. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—85. Precipitation last 2* houro to 7:00 &. m. today—None, Precipitation Jan. 1 to thU date— 26.36. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—100. Minimum' this morning 72. Precipitation January I to tUt»— 34.21.

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