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Saturday, July 31, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NQRTHEAST_ARKANSAS A yp SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 110 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. JULY 31. 1954 Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! Knowland Delays Aid Bill Vote Authorization Measure Needs Action First WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Knowland (R- Calif) applied the brakes in the Senate today to prevent the cart from getting ahead of the horse on the administration's multibillion - dollar foreign aid program. He asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to delay a scheduled vote on actual funds for the sdobal program against communism until the Senate could complete passage of a required separate authorization bill. Ceiling: Included The authorization sets a ceiling for the funds figure so should be passed first, but it got sidetracked before a final vote last night when debate erupted over a move to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Before moving on to the censure debate, however, the Senate rejected 8-17 an amendment by Sen. Malone (R-Nev) that would have killed the foreign aid program. Under Malone's proposal, already- appropriated aid funds would have been used to buy American military planes. Chairman Wiley (R-Wis) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was ready to act "but we'll hold up until we get the signal." At least one major Senate test remained for the authorization bill: an effort by Sen. Long i(D-La; to chop $1,033,000,000 off the $3,100,000,000 ceiling for this year voted by the Foreign Relations Committee. The Senate made two changes in the bulky bill during debate which lasted from 9 a.m. until early evening: 1. It approved 86-2 an amendment by Sen. Smathers (D-Fla) to add 10 million dollars to a 23 ]/ 2 million dollar fund for technical cooperation in Latin American nations. Rhee Plans McCarthy Censure Seeks Support For Great China "Crusade 7 MOTORCYCLE - TRUCK COLLISION COSTS YOUTH A LEG—Newman H. Flowers, 13-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neely Flowers of Blyth- ville, lose part of his right leg yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear of a pick-up truck driven by Mrs. Lee Neal of Osceola. Pictured above are the two vehicles as they were when they came to rest following: the accident at 312 South Division. Police Chief John Foster, in. white hat and shin, is inspecting the scene of the accident. Mrs. Neal was making a left turn into a driveway when Newman's motorcycle leg guard caught on the rear bumper of the truck. He was going the opposite direction. (Courier News Photo). YoungMotorcyclist Loses Leg in Crash A 13-year-old Blytheville boy had his leg severed below the right knee when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear bumper of a pick-up truck which was turning off the street in front of him about 5 p.m. yesterday on Division Street. Injured was Newman H. Flowers, son of Mr. ant Mrs. Neely Flowers. He was reported by Walls Hospital officials as doing "as well as can be expected" this morning. Besides the leg injury he received lacerations of the head and arm. The leg was severed at the time of the accident. Witnesses reported that Mrs, Lee Neal of Osceola, driver of the truck. Are Tola the turn into the driveway of her. vard at 32 South Division By DON HUTH MANILA [ffi — Two Red Chinese planes who picked a fight Sen. Holland f D-Fla) helped j gave a hand signal before making I the boy to Walls Hospital. Smathers by telling the Senate ' South American leaders reported the recent Communist trouble in Guatemala could break out in other Latin American nations. Administration Upset 2. Sen. Malone CD-Nev) upset the administration on a 49-40 vote that knocked from the bill a "strategic materials" section carried in previous aid bills and the one aV ready passed by the House ran into "a bunch of tigers/' the American air commander said today. and was half V a ; Into the drive with U.S. Navy ^ilots five days ago " ^ *. nn ;» + A »'« U,ivi^>» nf +ir»-a^-C 7 Tf\f> when the accident occurred. Newman was traveling north on Division, meeting Mrs. Neal. The leg guard of his motorcycle caught on the back bumper of the truck. Bud Lutes, driving behind Newman, stopped .his and -rushed The Chinese were shot down July 25 by the U.S. pilots searching for possible survivors of a By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER WASHINGTON f AP)—South Korean President Syngman Rhee, undaunted by * official coldness to his ideas in Washington, carries to the country this weekend his appeal for aj "great crusade'' against Com-! munist rule in China. i A statement jointly issued by j Rhee and President Eisenhower i last night made clear that the Ko- ; rean leader had met with no en- j "couragement during his talks here j for his proposal for a militant campaign against Asia's Red rulers. It was reported unofficially, however., that Rhee got Eisenhower's assurance of American aid to build up South Korea's military forces to meet the growing power of Communist forces in North Korea. A- diplomatic informant, asking not to be named, said the planned buildup—to be discussed in further detail in followup staff talks continuing in Washington—Would involve-" boosting South Korea's reserve^.- army force and giving her naval craft and jet planes. General Statement By contrast, the joint statement of Rhee and Eisenhower was concerned mainly with very general declarations of cooperation and friendship and a pledge "to move forward," in accordance With the U. N. charter, to achieve Korean unification. The charter forbids the use of armed force to obtain a political objective. The meaning of the joint statement in this respect seemed to be that Rhee had agreed that he would not deliberately start up the Korean war again to unify his country. Rhee's congressional speech and Osceola Man Critically Injured in Car Wreck . auv F «_ — , OSCEOLA—G. W. Rollins of Osceola was critically in- Maione contended foreign com- j j ure d last night when the car he was driving left the road ..:i.-—~. -i^o^^i- V\^rt r-rirvnlpri ttlP ! -i ± 3 .•„ _ J-14-.^U *,-* TUirt.VnTr.-iTT C1 iV\/Mif -o mile Q1in petition already had crippled the domestic mining industry and that stimulation of foreign production, as called for under the strategic materials provision, might benefit potential Communist aggressors. Majority Leader Knowland contended the section was "a desirable emergency weapon for use if we can't meet our needs for strategic materials." By an 88-0 vote the Senate in a separate resolution asked President Eisenhower to take independent action in restoring sovereignty to Western Germany if France and Italy continue their delay in ratifying the Community. European Defense and overturned in a ditch on Highway 61 about a mile and a half north of Luxora, according to Deputy Cliff Cannon. Mr. Rollins was taken to Camp-*, bell's Clinic this morning for treatment of a fractured spine and head •injury. Taken to Osceola Memorial Hospital following the accident, he had not regained consciousness when transferred to Memphis this morning. The attending physician termed his condition critical. Riding with him at the time of the accident was James Odeli of Paragould. who also was taken to Osceola Hospital last night for treatment of lacerations about the face. He was not hospitalized. British airliner shot down -by Red planes oft Hainan Island... In three action-packed minutes, the Navy Skyraiders from the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea blasted the propeller-driven Red fighters into the South China sea about 15 miles ease of Communist-hid Hainan. No American casualties were reported. Protests Exchanged The United States protested to Peiping thai the search planes were attacked over open sea. Peip- ing rejected the protest and charged U.S. planes "violated" the air over Hainan. The Navy pilots — on orders — ignored later tracer fire from a Communist Chinese gunboat escorting two Polish freighters. Details of the dramatic story were told at a press conference today for the first time hy Vice Adm. W. K. Phillips, commander of the U.S. 1st Fleet, and the pilots who participated. "It is my opinion tnose two Communist pilots exercised very bad judgement," he said. Phillips commanded the task force, including the carriers Philip- of Tunis that if he desired, a new P ine Sea and Hornet, during the Tunis Is Given Partial Freedom TUNIS, Tunisia (/P)—France gave Tunis control of its internal affairs today—with a few strings attached —in a lightning effort by Premier Pierre Mendes-France to end the terrorism in this troubled protectorate. Acting with the authority of his Cabinet, the Premier told the Bey his talk before the Overseas Writers here yesterday, however, left no doubt of his intent to rally all possible support for his conviction that if Asia is to be saved action must eventually be taken against Communist China. The joint statement brought to an end the week-long round of conferences which Rhee and other South Korean officials have held with President Eisenhower. Secretary of State Dulles and other American leaders. The final talks were held at the State Department yesterday. PRESIDENT DECORATES HEROINE—President Eisenhower awards the Medal of Freedom to Genevieve de Garlard-Terraube, nurse heroine of Dien Bien Phu, in White House ceremony. Looking on are French Ambassador Henri Bonnet and Rep. Frances P. Bolton (R-Ohio). Miss de Galard i* a lieutenant in the French military nursing corps. (AP Wirephoto) French Premier In Tunisia Francis Cherry for a second term. Cherry and his associates, meanwhile, set up a statewide advisory committee to assist the governor. Tetanus Infection Fatal to King Child Both men were thrown from the j government could be formed which, i rescue operations. automobile when it turned over sev-! except for defense and foreign af- i Tne n Skyraiders. 9 of whom eral times and came to rest in the j fairs ,would be empowered to nego- \ fired hursts into the Red planes ditch upside down, Deputy Cannon! tiate with France the terms of the i before' they crashed, were corn- said. ! new internal sovereignty. Melvin Mitchell King, two-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessee W. King of Blytheville, died last nighfc at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Labor Peace Record Cited 4 Killed in Avalanche ^ far nearly 18 days as the lesult of tetanus infection. manded by Cmdr. George C. Duncan, Tacoma, Wash. Korean Vet Duncan, a veteran of the Korean War credited with 15 Red planes, said his boys were "like a bunch of tigers" when the Red fighters— LA7s—attacked. The commander said. ''It was | LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (JP) — I Pour tourists were killed Thursday i when an avalache swept down Vic. . ma . ST. LOUIS i-P) — Under Secretary j toria glacier in the Canadian Rock- in Memphis after being m a coma, ^ ^^ Arthur Larson says Arner- j ies, about 40 miles northwest of recognize the "most i Banff. like .World War n days again. . . ball in the air." after stepping on a splinter %VI)nc i [ strat:ion " at th i' s years elections. !a huge mass of ice and snow which Duncan had scattered his flight playing. Larson, at a " press conference j swept down from the south peak i in •'layers" for the search mission. Services will be conducted at _-; here yesterday, said the number of I of the glacier. i He. Lt. Roy M. Tatham. Andrews, _ ^vv,,,™™, a t. r^hh Funeral j worfc .- ng . days ' lost due to strike is , Resc uers recovered four bodies and j N.C.: and Ens. Richard R. Crooks. lowest point since the end of j witnesses said they saw three others j Los Angeles, were flying at about PARIS m — Premier Pierre Mendes-France took off by plane for troubled Tunisia today, apparently to make a personal bid to restore order in that rebellious North African protectorate. His surprise departure came on the heels of a Cabinet meeting yesterday in which he was given tions unc j er authority of a constitu- And James Sloan of Jonesboro, chairman of the Board of Review of the Workmen's Compensation System, resigned his position to campaign for Cherry. Faubus left Little Rock this morning for speeches at Tuckerman. Newport and Bald Knob today and at Searcy tonight. The Searcy speech will be broadcast. Faubus has spent most of the past several days conferring with advisors and well wishers here after he forced Cherry into the Aug. 10 runoff at last Tuesday's preferential Democratic primary. On TV Last night he took to television to charge that Cherry's "holier- than-thou administration that can do no wrong" had ordered many j state employes to take two weeks off to campaign for the governor. Faubus also denied that he had any plans for interfering with op- j eration of the Highway Commis- ' sion. The commission now func- Senate Is To Consider Resolution By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate move to censure Sen. McCarthy {R-Wis) won support today from Sen. Duff iR-Pa). a fervent backer of President Eisenhower, but Sen. Hickenlooper f.R-Iowa) called it an "utterly improper approach." Duff spoke out in an interview. ( Hickenlooper expressed his views i as the Senate formally voted to ) consider the resolution by Sen. ' Flanders <.R-Vt), which charg-es McCarthy with conduct unbecoming- a senator. After discussing: the subject for I several hours last nighr, the Senate I acted formally by voice vote today j to lake up the Flanders resolution. I Several "no"' votes were heard. Uphill B*ttfe Flanders appeared to kt ftotof an uphill battle in hi* cenaur* effort, and lengthy debate wa* expected on his motion in the wak« of charges by Sec. Dirksen (R-HI) | last night that &e attack against 1 McCarthy is Communist-supported. 1 Sen. H: Alexander Smith (R-NJ) i reworded and offered a substitute proposal under which Vic* President Nixon would appoint a committee of three Republican* and three Democrats to look into iB- vestigative procedures and report back next February. Nixon would serve as chairman of the group, with which Smith said McCarthr should consult. Smith cut from hi* resolution a proposal for investigation, of "McCarthy-ism,*' and said "I am not suggesting a trial of Sen. McCarthy." Cooperation Welcome Smith told the Senate he i* convinced President Eisenhower would "receive with enthusiasm" any offer by McCarthy to cooperate with the administration in j hunting Communists. He said he had urged McCarthy . to write to Eisenhower offering such cooperation but. without specifically saying so. Smith made it clear the McCarthy had not accepted his suggestion. McCarthy sat silently nearby as Smith spoke. Republican Leader Knowland of California told reporters he plans to let the Senate go on to some former congressman Boyd Tackett. decision on the censure proposal of Texarkana. Tackett. a lawyer, was a candidate for governor two years ago, but was eliminated in the first primary. Cherry beat McMath for a Faubus on Stump; Cherry Organizes j LITTBE ROCK (AP)—Challenger Orval Faubus . began j stumping the state today in his runoff campaign to beat Gov. L. Thomas Sr., Fayetteville insurance executive; Alex Washburn, editor of the Hope Star: Joe Robinson, Spring-dale trucker: Joe McQueen of North Little Rock, state legislative chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks; B. T. Fooks, Camden bottler: Donald j Barger. Russellville banker: Geor- j ge Pike, De Witt attorney, and j rather than sidetracking k for other pending legislation. "I don't know how long it will take but this will be the Senate's business until it is disposed of in third term nomination in the run- i some way," Knowland said. off primary. tetanus inection. _ fjM , H n« i remarkable record of labor peace I Six Women and a man were re- ! h'ke .Wo The child suffered the inlecuon , ^.^ ^^ ^ Eisenhower admin - i ported in the party engulfed by one big- ter stepping on a splinter %VI)nc i istration at tnis vear » s elections. !a huge mass of ice and snow which Dunc " p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Home Chapel by the Rev. Denny. Burial will be in Dogwood! Cemetery. Survivors include the parents; | two brothers, Willard and Ricky, i and two sisters, Carlottia and Ruth i Ann. i alive after the avalache passed. ! 5.000 feet Iron Ore from New Canadian of four at 3.000 feet and 500 feet. Supporting them were two F4U MbeMei " illbeJeyTTP Veins Heads for Mills in U.S. py, J. JE. Gann, James Haynes and j Homer Reese. i SEPT ILES. Que. (ft — Iron ore from newly tapped veins on the Quebec - Labrador border began funneling toward American steel mills today. Millions of tons will follow. Ex- WASHINGTON .(&)— The Senate perts say it may take 50 or 100 Appropriations Committee today Senate Committee! Okays Airport Aid National. Armco. Wheeling, and Youngstown Sheet & Tube. They, in concert with the M. A. Hanna Skyrajders about five miles to the south serving as communications relay. Duncan and Tatham saw the wide authority to restore order to the terror-ridden area and give it a measure of self-rule. Details of the plan to establish autonomy in the protectorate were kept secret until they are shown to the Bey of Tunis—the nominal ruler there. At the same time the French government tightened its autl^ity over the protectorate by installing a professional soldier as resident general. The Cabinet announced it had appointed Gen. Pierre Georges Boyer de la Tour du Moulin, 58- year-old veteran of two world wars, to head French officialdom there. Hr replaces a civilian, Pierre Voizard. The change in French leaders was interpreted as a move to quell terrorist bands which have been waring guerrilla war against the French and have killed hundreds, reported Communist planes at about 6.000 j protectorate. Mendes-France wants to form an all-Tunisian cabinet, despite opposition from French colonists in the tional amendment designed to prevent any governor from appointing more than one commissioner during any one term in office. Cherry, in an interview yesterday, charged that the paramount issue was what he called an attempt of former highway commissioners—of which Faubus is one— to "seize control of state government again." Faubus was a commissioner, and later highway director, under former Gov. Sid McMath. Most of his commission associates are working in his campaign. Sloan is the second Cherry-appointed state official to resign to devote his time to the governor's campaign. Employment Security Administrator Bayard Taylor resigned Thursday. Eight Appointed Ken Francis, executive secretary said eight persons had been appointed to the Cherrv advisory feet almost simultaneously. Ta- group. Francis said named later. others would be Missco Primary Vote Is Certified Counfy Democratic Central Committee Canvasses Returns The era tic Mississippi County Central Committee Demo- met in the Court House in Osceola yesterday to certify the results of Tuesday's preferential primary. Major change compared to unofficial returns' was a loss of 60 votes by Sen. John L. McClellan and a ,£rain of six votes by Sid McMath in the senare race. This still left Sen. McClellan with a more than 3-to-l lead over McMath in Mississippi County. The complete, official returns follow : Senate—McClellan 4.978. McMath 1,420; Ellis 15: Chambers 196. Governor—Cherry 3.466: Faubus 2,514: Jones 314. McMillan 243. Attorney General—Gentry. 3,757: Johnson 2,440: McNemer 159. Land Commissioner—Rankin 5,047; Yopp 872, Younts, 374. Prosecuting Attorney Shell 859. Wilson 2.571, Snellgrove 2.772, But he called for an unusual luncheon recess—from 12:30 to 2 p. m. (EDT), because he said he , considered the matter of such i importance that senators should have an opportunity to hear all the debate. The Senate normally does not recess for lunch or dinner, although individual members are free to leave the chamber at any time. Slow Start The morning round started slowly. Only 10 senators, seven Republicans and three Democrats, were at their desks for the opening prayer. The absence of a quorum was suggested by Knowland, and the clerk began calling the roll. But the galleries were filled early in anticipation of lively debate. An added attraction, with Washington facing 100-degree heat, have been the air cooling in the Capitol building. Hickenlooper said he must be absent from the Senate later today and thai if a vote came he wanted it to be "perfectly clear as to my attitude." ••I shall vote against the motion." Kickenlooper said, adding that there was no charge or specification by Sen. Flanders "of any violation of the rules of the Senate or the committee of which he (McCarthy) is the chairman." Duff said in advance of the Senate's resumption of debate today that he intends to vote for the mo- Se« MCCARTHY Co. of Cleveland and the Hollinger | tham said, "there's bogies coming was reported to have approved 22 million dollars for federal aid to airports in fiscal year that started July 1. A like amount for the program was included in a supplemental appropriations bill passed by the House. The airport aid funds were disapproved by the House Appropriations Committee but were restored by the House itself. E. Germany Rejects Offer BERLIN (.-Pi—The East German Communists today rejected President Eisenhower's offer of food and other aid for flood victims in the Soviet Zone. The official party organ, Neues Deutschland, called the offer "rtisr'—*-vr' '••'•' " ~tme for American hiring of agents and •pie*. years to" get out all the ore that lies in the rust-tinged hills barely a thousand airline miles northeast of New York. This iron ore is tne basic stuff that is converted into iron, steel and then motor cars or other products. There is about 55 per cent iron m the ore that has been piling up the last month at the docks of this St. Lawrence River port, brought here on a railroad built just for that purpose. The railroad takes 357 miles, through some of the wildest territory in North America, to get from the open- pit mines to docksidc here. Today the first consignment is being made to the mills. Theore i s being loaded into a 20.000 ton freighter for shipment, out the St.. T jawrcrr ii% -ind down 'h~ Ar'aiV'c Const to Philadelphia. II '/< -^:n«r Consolidated Gold mines, Ltd., control the Iron Ore Co. of Canada, developers of this 250 million dollar Canadian ore project. in from starboard." The Reds barreled in from the seaward side of the Navy planes but their bullets went over the The ore is produced at Knob ! Skyraiders. Lake in an area that has little to recommend it except fishing and iron deposits. There are no roads through the miles of muskeg — mossy bogs — that surround Knob Lake. It. took three years to build the single track railroad. A ton of ore is worth $7 or-S8 at dockside here. This year only about Hi million tons will be scooped up and brought here. By 1956 the Iron Ore Co. hopes to be moving 10 million tons a year, equal to about a seventh of-.the Duncan. Tatham and Crooks weaved. into position. Tatham made one pass but couldn't shoot because Duncan was too close. He made two more tries and hit one Communist plane with machine- gun fire both times. Crooks' bullets also found their mark and the Red plane spun into the water. The other Skyraiders below re on the Rain Looses Land Slide In Royal Gorge; 2 Hurt CANON CITY, Colo. & — A thundering mass of mud and rock, loosened hy a cloudburst, cascaded down the spectacular Royal Gorge late yesterday. freight train and youths. Robert Bivens of stalling a i injuring two Enclewood, Colo., and Phillip Cundiff of Durango, Colo., both 13, were hospitalized with cuts and bruises. They were hiking in the gorge, three miles west of here, when the loudburst struck. Those named today are Herbert, j Methvin 359. _ Phenix City Mayor Arrested For Wilful Neglect of Duty BIRMINGHAM, Ala. i.^—Mayor I return to Phenix City with him. Elmer E*. Reese of Phenix City, j Reese was in Birmingham as a Ma . was roused from his sleep j spectator to attend today's meeting Weather Headed Home It headed in a 20-dcgree annual output from the famous j for the* Mesabi Range in Minnesota, which is beginning to be depleted. When the St. Lawrence Seaway i*. completed much of 'he ore '-,|:ncc' from here ' i'l v> in) 'hr o;. Laurence rather than out to glide •innn beach but by that time the F4U's were in the act. Fined $100 /or DW/ Lonnie Barker was fined and costs and sentenced to in a Birmingham hotel early today and arrested on a charge of wilful neglect of duty. The warrant, served on Mayor Reese by Lt. Col, Jack Warren, military "sheriff of Russel County under the limited martial law which has prevailed in Phenix City of the state Democratic Executive Committee at which an attempt was to be made to nullify the nomination af three Russell County officials because of disclosures of fraudulent voting in the recent Democratic primary. The charge of wilful neglect of the past nine days, charged the duty against Reese resulted from 24 - with permitting the One of the F4U's screamed in with hours in jail in Municipal Court cuns blfzintr and scored a hit. The this morning on a charge of dnv- crasher] into the inc while intoxicated chance j M> fiv« steel maker* — Republic, I sea. *«* PLAM P«f« > bond on drivinf. n. charge of reckless Col. Warren himself swore out , the warrant and t.hen drove 150- ;v.V nrlr? from PV<~r"x Cif- "o BinrmK- ;^m •<) M?i-ve i',. Waking Uie m.iycr, i rws instructed him to drew and recent gambling raids by National Guard troops in Phenix City which yielded virtually every form of srambltnsr device ransring from slot marhinps to l^ft A ry tickets, of the latter dated as recent A R K A N S A S — Partly cloudy, warm this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered showers or thundershowers south and east central late K>day or tongiht and south Sunday; cooler north and central tonight. Minimum tin* morning—74. Maximum yesterday—98. Snnri* tomorrow—5:10. Sunset today—7:03. Mean rcmpcratxire (midway b«twe*« high unci low)—86. Precipitation *l*t 24 hoiu* m i:w» a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 * 2*35. This D*t« Last Maximum yesterday—93. Minimum this morning—7 .'recipitatioa J*»u&n Jl 34 X.

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