The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1954 · Page 3
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THURSDAY, JtJtY JO, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Kremlin Chiefs Honor Red China's Chou En-Lai with Choicest Vodka By RICHARD KA81SCHKE MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin chiefs uncorked their choicest Vodka last night to honor Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and Vietminh Deputy Premier Pham Van Dong, tri umphally touring homeward from the Geneva conference. Toasts by the dozen to peace and coexistence were hoisted at a gala reception given by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov for about 1,000 persons, including Western dip lomats and newsmen. The get-friendly theme was * " " pitched mainly at British Ambassador Sir William Hayter, who sat *t the head table with the guests of honor and top Russian officials. In a jovial moment toward the «ftd of the party, Soviet Communist Party Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev raised his glass to the British diplomat. "You British don't want to capture Leningrad," Khrushchev said, "and we don't want to take Glasgow." Prettier Town "Leningrad is a very nice town, prettier than Glasgow," Hayter smilingly replied tf. S. Embassy officials passed up their invitation to the big Spridanovka House reception. It arrived just a few hours before the party started. The Americans wouldn't have gone anyway, Jje- cause the United States does not recognize Choii's Peiping regime. Premier Georgi Malenkov topped the guest list of government leaders, Moscow bigwigs, foreign diplomats and Western correspondents. The Premier was amiable and all smiles but he offered no toasts. As the vodka compliments mounted toward half a hundred around the head table, Khrushchev and Internal Trade Minister Anastase I. Mikoyan grew especially animated and high spirited. Even after all the guests rose to leave, Khrushchev kept tipping his glass with the British ambassador in an exchange keard by newsmen nearby. "Now we don't want any war, and we are not afraid of each other," the party chief said. Linking his arm with Chou's, he added : "Now here's a good, example of friendship—the Soviet Union and China. That's how we all should l>e friends." "I'm the secretary of the Soviet Communist party," Khrushchev continued, "but in this question of coexistence, Prime Minister Churchill of .Great Britain .is in complete agreement with me. Len in laid down this principle—and very rightly." Sailor Stricken While Taking Training Dive WASHINGTON Lf> A young sailor, stricken while undergoing a training dive, was hospitalized in critical condition early today after more than 39 hours in a drum-like chamber to adjust him to normal atmospheric pressure. Arthur L. Appleton, 24, a machinist's mate from Carbondale, HI., was sent to Bethesda Naval Medical Center at 3 a. m. for treatment and a diagnosis of what caused him to collapse during a simulated deep- sea dive. Lt. Comdr. Walter A. Wilson, who heads the diving school at the Naval Gun Factory here, called Appleton's mishap "a bizarre case." He said he could find "none on record like it." Appleton, in diving gear, submerged in a special tank to a pressure equalling that of 100 feet Tuesday morning. He complained to a companion of feeling dizzy. Raised to the surface, he was hurried into a decompression chamber. Naval medical officers and hos- pitalmen worked constantly to bring in East Berlin -and Warsaw on their way from Geneva. They hit Moscow as Pravda, the Commu- Appleton pressure. back to normal outside SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (^—Convict-author Caryl Chessman has only one day left to outsmart the executioner. He has done it before and hopes to do it again. •The 32-year-old convicted rapist and kidnaper said he would appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court today. Soldier Cleared Of Excessive Punishment Count FT. DDC, N, J, (&)— A wiry, one- eyed non - commissioned officer with six years of Army service behind him yesterday was cleared of charges that he kept 225 recruits at bone-taut attention for an hour in 92-degree heat. Sgt. 1. C. Richard J. Witbeck, 24 of . Wellington, Ohio breathed a sigh of relief as a three-man, special court-martial board of three of his superior officer acquitted him after deliberating 40 minutes. "I feel very good," Witbeck said outside the pine-paneled hearing room. "I'm glad it's all over." The verdict thus wiped clean the slates of the two principals brought up on charges as a result of the June 21 punishment formation during which men were said to have passed out in the broiling sun, been revived with pails of water and forced back into line. First Lt. Robert S. Morgan, 38, of wilkes-Barre, Pa., Witbeck's immediate superior and commander of Company "L," 272 Innfantry Regiment, which stood the formation was cleared of "dereliction of duty" charges last Friday. Started Jury System The present-day jury system was fathered by William the Conqueror, who summoned "12 lawful men" from each district of England to act as finders in determining taxes that each landowner should pay. By Mrs. Voris Workman Band Director Hired The HoUand-Cooter schools have employed George T. Bennett, of Pulaski, Term., as band and chorus instructor for this school year. Mr. Bennett has a degree in music from Southeast Missouri State College at Springfield and has done work at the University of Missouri, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, and at Northwestern. He has directed several championship bands and took one to the Orange Bowl. He has written several books on marching and majorettes. The past three years he has been called to Georgia to help judge the state band contests. He has taught in Pulaski for the last three years. Mr. Bennett is married and has three children. The oldest, a third year medical student, is in a hospital at Memphis as a result of a baseball injury and expects to remain there for some time. Be-; cause his parents want to be nearer him, they decided to change schools. Mrs. Bennett is a stenographer and expects to work in that] field. Mr. Bennett will assume his teaching duties Monday. Scouts Honored The Holland Boy Scouts won the '•Blue Skillet" recently while at Camp Lewallen. Out of 164 boys, the Holland group were judged the best campers. Their leader was Fred Burress. who has resigned as scoutmaster since return from camp. Elected Frankie Mae Cotton of the Holland Negro 4-H Club was elected treasurer at the 7th annual 4-H State Short Course held at Jefferson City last week in cooperation with the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, the Agricultural Extension Service and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. To Mom Kevival Charles Marshall, minister oi the Holland Baptist Church, announces the beginning of a two- week revival beginning Monday night. W. W. Childers from Herrin, 111., will be the evangelist. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Personals On their vacation last week, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Little went to Big Springs, Mo., and to other points of interest in southeast Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cohoon returned Friday from Birmingham, Ala., where they had visited Mrs. Cohoon's sister, Mrs. D. K. Hudson. They also motored to Pensacola. Fla., and other points. Mrs. Joe David Samford and two children of Marion, HI., spent last wek with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lester. Mrs. Gideon Crews made a business trip to Kosciusko, Miss., this past Monday. Mrs. Lula Merrill of Caruthersville was a visitor in the P. K. Harris home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Clell Waldrop have as guests Mrs, Waldi*op's brothers and families, Mr. and Mrs. Q. T. Pruitt and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Pruitt of San Pablo, Cal. Jimmy Northern, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Northern, has received a medical discharge from the service after having been hospitalized for two weeks in the hospital at Keesler \FB. Biloxi, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Threet and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Saliba and daughter of Steele were in Memphis Saturday for a medical checkup for Denise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Threet. Mrs. Liilie Norrid is in fit. Louis undergoing checkups at the Barnes Hospital. She is also visiting her son, Warren Norrid, who lives in St. Louis. Mrs. Jessie Craig, third grade I teacher, Mrs. Ruth Hall, first j grade teacher, and Jay W. Kilter-j man. commercial teacher, spent j the weekend in Jonesboro. Mrs. Annie Cohoon entered Walls Hospital Friday for treatment. She expected to return home Wednesday or Thursday. Her daughter, Mrs. Russell Devore, and children, of Ripley. Term., came Saturday to be with her. Lesa Gay Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Frank Palmer,! of Kennett, is spending the week j with Norma Jo Jackson. j Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tankers-1 ley became the parents of a boy July 19 at Walls Hospital. He is named Terry Wayne. j Mr. and Mrs. Elton Heathcock | and sons, Troy and Keith, of De- j troit, Mich., are spending two \ weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Hugo j Neal. | Deborah Threet, daughter of j Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Threet, • celebrated her sixth birthday { Monday after school with 35 j guests at her home. Games were played and refreshments were served. 3-Yeor-0/</ Infant Suffocates in Car DOWNEY, Calif (.3>>— Mrs. Frances Reichle put her 3-year-old son into the family automobile when she got ready to clean her house yesterday. The temperature was 90 degrees, so she rolled down the car > windows to make the boy, Robert | more comfortable. An hour later, ilrs. Beichle re-, turned to the car. The windows were closed. Apparently the boy had rolled them up, Robert was unconscious on the seat. At Maywood Hospital he wai pronounced dead from suffocation. Absent for Award GEORGETOWN, Ky. (^P>—When it came time yesterday for the Kiwanis Club to give Dr. A. G. 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