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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 4, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 113 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST, 4, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Cherry Replies to Faubus' Challenge; Cites 'Real Issue' By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Orval Faubus yesterday challenged his opposition in his race for governor to call .him "subversive." And Gov. Francis Cherry's forces fired back that the "real issue" of the campaign is "whether Faubus is truthful," not whether he is or was subversive. The heated exchange—along with former Rep. Boyd Tackett's accusation that State Sen. Guy Jones first tipped off" that Faubus may have been connected with Communist- tinged Commonwealth College at Mena—was the latest development in the searing verbal battle in the Democratic run-off primary for governor. Friday the first spark was ignited when the weekly Arkansas Re: McCarthy Sought Committee For Investigation Lists Compiled By Democratic, GOP Leaders WASHINGTON (AP)—Leaders combed a list of about 20 senators today in the hunt for what they called a middle- of-the-road committee to investigate the conduct of Sen McCarthy (R-Wis). High on the lists compiled by Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican leader, and Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic chieftain, were reported to be the names of Senators Millikin (R-Colo), George (D-Ga), Russell (D-Ga), and Byrd (D-Va). Knowland had called for the naming before the day is over of three Republicans and three Democrats to serve as a special group to sift 46 accusations—some of them duplications—offered as the basis for a move to censure McCarthy, Meanwhile, the seven senators who sat as judges i n the 36-day hearings into McCarthy's row with high Army officials arranged a closed meeting, to sound out prospects for agreeing on a verdict before Congress adjourns. Difficulties There were indications Knowland and Johnson were running into difficulties and delays in picking the new inquiry group as senator after senator whose name was mentioned ticked off objections to serving. There was an obvious reluctance to undertake in Washington's summer heat a job most senators regarded as likely to be even hotter politically. Knowland's GOP list, apparently compiled largely from suggestions made by Republican Policy Committee members, was said to include Senators Payne (Me), Case (SD) 7 Carlson (Kan), Hickenlooper (Iowa), Barrett (Wyo), Crippa (Wyo), Bennett (Utah), Thye (Minn) and Martin (Pa). Efforts were being made to prevail on Millikin, chairman of the Conference of All Republican Senators, to head the Republican trio. Millikin didn't voice a • positive j "no," but he told a newsman he had "a lot of other work to do in Washington and in Colorado." Johnson was reported to have told George, Russell and Byrd he feels he must have one of the three of them among Democrats on the committee. All three said See MCCARTHY on Page 12 Recorder at Little Rock editorially asked Faubus whether he ever was connected with the "labor" school, which has been branded communist by a U. S. attorney general, a U. S. House of Represeta- tives subcommittee, and the Arkansas General Assembly. Since that time the battle has raged this way: 1. Faubus, asked about the question raised, flatly denied ever enrolling at the school and labeled the rumor part of a "whispering campaign against him by the Cherry forces. Faubus said he was not a "subversive." 2. Monday Faubus said he had spent a few days on the campus, but left when he learned the kind of istitution it was. Later Monday he changed the few days to about two weeks. 3. Cherry, in'a Monday night radio and television speech, offered what he called documetary proof that Faubus was on the campus from Feburary to late May 1935. The governor read and displayed what he said were copies of the Commonwealth Fortnightly, the school newspaper, which mentioned Faubus as a campus leader. 4. Before sending his challenge to Cherry backers and Wells, Faubus yesterday denied Cherry's charges that he once had attended a meeting at Chattanooga, Term., as a representative of the school, and that he delivered the May Day address at the school in 1935. In his telegram of challenge, Faubus stated he understood charges of "subversive activities or any un-American act is lible per se in itself," and asked his accusers to "make this statement that I am subversive or that I ever participated in any subversive activities and if you do, knowing that you do not have proof of any such charge, I will sue you immediately..." Faubus said he sent copies of the telegram to Cherry, Tackett, who recently came to the aid of Cherry in his campaign, and to Wells. "Reallssue" Speaking on TV and radio in behalf of Cherry, Tackett said: "the real issue as raised by the rumors started by Guy Jones-and which culminated in the denial by Orval Faubus that he attended the college, is whether Faubus truthful." Tackett continued: "No, Orval Faubus, you are condemned as a candidate who did not tell the truth when the newspapers of this state afforded you an opportunity to do so." Tackett also said, "I am say- ing for the record now you did not tell the truth, and the people cannot trust your kind of integrity," Referring to Faubus' threat of lible suit, Tackett said: "Consult your lawyer about that." ' Earlier yesterday, Faubus lashed into Cherry for displaying files of the Fortnightly and what Cherry described as photographic copies of articles mentioning his opponent. "It seems a bit strange," Faubus said at Pine Bluff, "that Cherry wants to condemn me completely for having set foot on the campus of Commonwealth, yet he uses as his text, as his bible, his alleged document that purports to be the college paper." , Answering the charge that he attended a Tennessee meeting as Faubus said: I never was in Tennessee until I went there on Army maneuvers in 1943 and 1944 and slept on the ground in pup tents. "No Speech" "I am supposed to be listed in this purported college paper as the speaker on May Day program," See POLITICS on Page 12 PLAN IRRIGATION TOUR — Among the Farm Bureau and Chamber of Commerce members who planned the irrigation tour set for Aug. 12 are the men shown above as they pinpoint the tour stops on a map of the county. They are (left to right) Jack F. Robinson, County Agent Keith Bilbrey, Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth D. Holder, Foy Etchieson and Paul Hughes. (Courier News Photo) Typhoid Hits Bassett; Immunizations Urged BASSETT — This South Mississippi County community nervously awaited word of doctors and nurses today as it appeared on the brink of a typhoid fever epidemic. Trucker Escapes Crash, Fire County X-Ray Clinics Find 14 'Suspects' Results of the tuberculosis survey made in North Mississippi County show 14 suspects from three communities, Mrs. Annabel Fill, county health nurse, said this morning. Blytheville — with 11 — turned up the most suspects of the communities participating in the mobile f X-ray clinics. A total of 1940 per-j Fjrcf sons were x-rayed here. • • • a I Out of 85 persons in Armorel who had xrays made, none were found to be suspcets while Dell had two out of 153 and Luxora had one out of 236. Mrs. Fill said all notification cards have been sent out and all but'four of the suspects have been re-x-rayed for further examination. Some 50 cards mailed have been returned because the addressees did not live at the address they gave at the time. If any of these people wish to know the result of the survey, they may do sc by contacting the health unit, she said. An interstate freight truck driver narrowly escaped serious injuries when the truck he was driving overturned on a curve one mile west of Luxora early this morning and aught fire. Joe Pursefull of St. Louis, driver for Viking Freight Co, of St. Louis, was reported in good condition by his attending physician at Walls Hospital, where he received treatment for head and face lacerations and bruises. The semi-trailer truck jack-knifed off the curve when Mr. Pursefull cut his wheels sharply while trynig to make the curve, he told investigating officer Deputy Dave Young. A car coming around the curve appeared to be on the wrong side of the road and caused him not to see the curve in time to avoid a sharp turn, he reported. An Army sergeant and his wife who witnessed the mishap pulled Mr. Pursefull from behind the wheel where he was pinned before the truck caught fire, Deputy Young said. A car driven oy Manila residents took the truck driver to Walls Hospital. Jones, Corbet) Are Re-Elected in Pemiscot County Vickery Beats Gowan; As 9,000 Go to Polls; 8,000 Vote in Dunklin More than 9.000 voters went to the polls yesterday in Pemiscot County's Democratic primary yesterday in which two incumbents were re-elected. With all 31 precincts reporting, there remained 775 absent ballots to be accounted for this morning. In- "* In the past lew weeks, four Bassett persons have been diagnosed as having typhoid fever. Several suspected cases are under observation, not having been definitely diagnosed as yet. County Health Nurse Mrs. Lucy Miller of Osceola comes to town tomorrow at 1:30 to begin a series of free typhoid inoculations. She will be at Idaho Grocery building. Health authorities and doctors have urged all persons in the community to take the three-shot series which will be given at one- week intervals. Mrs. Miller also plans a series of tests on families of typhoid victims in an attempt to pinpoint a possible source of the disease and to check its spread. Believed to have been the first to contact the disease was Joyce Regan, about 13, who first became ill about five weeks ago. She's recuperating now. Billie Elrod, about 12, a friend of Tour of Irrigation Projects Planned An all-day tour of county irrigation projects on Aug 12 is expected to draw area-wide interest among farmers The event is being sponsored by the State Agriculture Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee of Blytheville's Cham ber of Commerce and interested business and farm leaders eluded in this total are the ballots i Joyce's, became seriously ill after now in the office and those received by 6 p.m. today. U. S. Rep. Paul Jones of Kennett was re-elected, polling 5,000 votes to 561 for the Rev. C. L. Crider of Morehouse. For magistrate, Sam J. Corbett received 4,374 and Elmer Peal, 3,~ 570. Mr. Corbett was seeking reelection. Mr. Peal was a former prosecuting atorney. Both are of Caruthersville. In the prosecuting atorney's race Robert H. Gowan of Caruthersville with 3,380 votes, trailed J. A. Vickery of Hayti, who polled 6,166. Buchanan Wins Other unofficial results of the Democratic primary follow: County Court presiding judge—Sam Buchanan of Caruthersville, 5,231; Beaumont Smith, 3,550. Second district associate judge, county court—B. E. Barksdale of aruthersville, 2,456; D. A. Callins See ELECTION on Page 12 having been diagnosed as a typhoid victim. She's now in Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis, and is listed as in critical condition with a very high temperature. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Faubus' "College" Life Fogs Real Campaign Issues . . . Editorials . . . Page 6 ... . . . Indians Must Cool Off Berra's Bat to Make Headway . . . Sports . . . Pages S and 9 ... . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . Page 2 ... . . . Tax Revision: New Idea in Taxation Gives Working Parents Break on Child Care . , . Third in a Series . . ..Page 5 ... of Manila. It gets started at 9 a. m. and is broken at noon by a fish fry across the Flood way Ditch from the Big Lake boat docks. In connection with the fish fry, County Agent Keith Bilbry pointed out, it is important that those desiring- '.-.-to-r-make.— the^-trip abtain, free tickets so plans for the meal may be made accordingly. The tour is being planned carefully to include every type of irrigation in the county. Here's the schedule as released by Mr. Bilbrey today: 9:00 — Meet at Armorel Gin lot. 9:15 — E. M. Regenold Farm, Armorel. There furrow irrigation will be seen. Various irrigation experts will be along to discuss irrigation methods and answer questions. practices will be discussed. To See 15-Inch Well 11:15 — Earl Magers Farm Dell. Here the tour will inspect a 15-inch well and crops and ditching using the well and lift pumps 12:10 — Lunch at Big Lake. Here _the r .group will hear . discussed, irrigation legislation and aspects of a state water right law. Afternoon — Manila Airport where a four-inch well will be inspected. Earl Wildy Farm, where pumping from a ditch will be seen. Ora Heuter Farm at Leachviiie, where irrigation from pump points on 30-40 acre farm will be observed. ' Representatives of the Extension Service will be on hand to discuss different phases of irrigation and its problems. On the tour, farmers will view furrow and sprinkler irrigation 10:10 — Group is to be escorted methods and use of garted pipes. through lice. 10:30 Dell. Irrigation in connection with rice farming and land leveling Blytheville by City Po- Marion Koehler Farm, They will be told importance and methods used in measuring volumes of wells and ditches as well as measuring of rate of. absorp- See IRRIGATION on Page 12 Council Okays Halting Of Paving Districts City Council last night voted to accept a request by commissioners of paving districts in North Blytheville that their lists of assessments and benefits be withdrawn because costs were higher than were anticipated when the districts Aid Cuts Too Deep, Says Ike Reduction Voted Would Be Harmful WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today the foreign aid cut voted by the Senate is too deep and will hurt the United States badly. He also said it reflects some lack of comprehension as to what the people in the Kremlin are doing. The President told his news conference that before the bill went to Congress the administration already had trimmed the program as much as it felt was justified. Eisenhower asked Congress for nearly 3& billion dollars for foreign aid. The Senate late yesterday voted to put the figure in an au- I thorization bill at §2,610,000,000. ' The House had voted 83,368,000,000. Defends Marshall The President also came up with a ringing defense of Gen. George C. Marshall when asked for comment on a statement by former Secretary of War Harry Woodring that Marshall would sell out his own grandmother for personal advantage. Eisenhower said Marshall — who as Army chief of staff was his superior during World War n — typifies all that we look for in an American patriot. The Woodring statement, in a letter to a friend, was made public earlier this week by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). As to the controversy in the Senate over Whether McCarthy should be censured, Eisenhower said in reply to a question that of course that controversy will have an effect on Republican party unity. But he said he feels he should not try to evaluate the situation in advance of any decision by the Senate on what course to take. The President added that anything which tends to divide the party concerns him and means he must take some steps with respect to the situation. On Other Matters Communist China — Eisenhower More Cuts In Foreign Aid Feared Senate Leaders Seek to Save Ike 7 $ Program WASHINGTON (AP) —Sen* ate leaders faced -a tough job today trying to head off additional multimillion-dollar cuts in the administration's foreign aid program. They appealed to the Senate Appropriations Committee to save all possible of President Eisenhower's request for 3#> billions of new funds for the global anti-Communist effort in the year which started July 1. Chairman Bridges (R-NH) called the purse-string group into closed_ session to vote on actual 'amounts" reiterated with great that he is opposed to emphasis admitting see and 900 Attend 4-H Meet FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (#) — About 900 4-H Club boys and girls from all over Arkansas were on hand yesterady for the opening of the 23rd annual 4-H Club Week at the University of Arkansas here. The four-day meeting officially got underway with a tour of the campus and university facilities. Bank Granted Trust Powers First National Bank President E. M. Regenold today announced authorization of that Bank to execrise trust powers by the Comptroller of Currency. The First National can act as executor, administrator, guardian, curator, receiver, trustee and registrar of stocks and bonds, Mr. Regenold said in a letter sent to all local attorneys. "A particular advantage in having the bank act in these capacities is that where bonds up to $10,000 would be required of individuals or other corporations, none would be required of the bank up to $10,000. The Bank's coroporate existence enables it to continue acting as trustee where, if an individual were named, his death would result in court costs and administrative difficulties," he added. By THE ASSOCHTED PRESS A revolt against the" Republican Statehouse administration in Kansas took the spotlight from three U. S. senators and 41 House members seeking renomination in four state primaries yesterday. While most of 'the incumbent Services Committee. He admitted Congress members won easily, Lt. Gov. Fred Hall of Kansas held a mounting lead in his challenge to the administration of retiring "GOV. Edward F. Arn. Party control is at stake. Hall, seeking the GOP nomination for governor, was trailed by a delay of several months on sewer work. night and it was indicated that another meeting would be held later when all aldermen could be present. Close Alley In other action last night, the See COUNCIL on Page 12 George Templar, former U. S. district attorney, who had the support of • the state's party leadership. Short Wins All incumbent congressmen won their races in Kansas, Missouri and West Virginia. And all but one of the six Michigan congressmen opposed for renomination held leads. Veteran Democrat George D. O'Brien trailed by a narrow margin. Sen. Matthew M. Neely (D-W Va) was renominated to a fifth term, topping the closest of his three opponents 4-1. In Kansas, GOP Sen. Andrew F. Schoeppel triumphed easily over two opponents. Sen. Homer Ferguson of Michigan, ;hairman of the Senate GOP Pol- cy Committee, was unopposed for renomination. Among the successful congressmen was Rep. Dewey Short (R- Mo), chairman of the House Armed i one opponent. his primary opponent, State Sen. Noel Cox, "gave me a little scare for .a while." But Short won by a comfortable margin. Late returns gave Short 33,630, Cox 24,367. Balloting in all four states was unusually light. With few exceptions, campaigning had been listless and many Congress members did not campaign at all. 4-VVay Contest There was a four-way contest for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Michigan. The winner was Donald S. Leonard, former state and Detroit police commissioner. With more than half the votes counted, Leonard had 107,744 .His nearest opponent, State Treasurer D. Hale Brake, had 86,952. Leonard will oppose Gov. G. Mermen Williams in November. Williams was unopposed in the Democratic primary, as wa s Sen. Ferguson's November opponent, union leader Patrick V. McNam- I ara of Detroit. [ West Virginia Republicans nom- were formed. The assessments and benefits had | action on this proposal could avert been filed with the city clerk in a ' move to get streets between Highway 61 and 10th and Moultrie Drive and Indiana paved. The improvement district officials have indicated they will investigate the possibility of having asphalt streets put down at a lower cost. In other action on streets, the Council voted to pave a 91-foot section of the east side of North Franklin Street on a split cost basis with property owners. Property owners will pay for materials and the city will provide the labor and equipment. However the Council rejected a portion of the same request that called for paving of 380 feet of Simon Street off North Franklin. Mayor E. R. Jackson and the Council members said the city could not afford to undertake paving projects in subdivisions not yet developed and would have to restrict street work to a block-at-a-time basis in developed areas. See Similar Requests They said undertaking such a paving job would result in requests for others of a similar nature and that they didn't fell the city should do for one developer or areas some- to recommend in the final money bill of the session. Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles received a setback yesterday when the Senate slashed another half billion from the separate foreign aid authorization bill. It set a ceiling 800 millions less than the President asked, along with restrictions he did not ask. And it created the unusual situation of authorizing less than the House already has voted to spend. Authorization measures normally are passed to establish maximums before Congress appropi- ates the actual money. But this time the House went ahead and voted to appropriate $2,895,944,000 in new funds after fixing a limit of 53.368,000,000. This latter authorization bill is the one trimmed yesterday by the Senate to 52,610,000.000, or about 286 millions less than the House appropriation, Two Sets of Figures The conflict thus puts the Senate and House at odds over two sets of I figures at once, with little time Two new health officials have j remaining for agreement on how d the Mississippi County j much to spend. Unit staff in Blytheville, ac- j The House-passed money bill, on cording ot Mrs. Annabel Fill, coun- J which the Senate Appropriations Red China to the United Nations under present conditions. But the President went on to say he is always ready to w ait and whether the sinner reforms comes into the fold. He would be off his rocker, he added, if he attempted to say what conditions would be five years from now with See SENATE on Pagre 12 Two Join Health Unit Staff Here ty health nurse. ! Committee continued work today, Hosea McDaniel has returned to ; also allow s some $2,313,000,000 in Mississippi County as city and coun- j funds previously voted but not yet ty sanitation officer with the health j obligated for a total aid program of about 35,200,000.000. It was on a motion by Sen. Long (D-La.) to chop an extra half-billion from the authorization on a 4541 Senate vote that found 26 Democrats and 19 Republicans opposing the administration. Earlier, Long was beaten 48-38 in an effort to um.t Mr. McDaniel previously worked Only five members of the Council J here in 1947 before affiliating him- a bare quorum—were present last' self with the Veterans Administra- ' tion in Russellville, Ark. Phillip Wactor of the U. S. Public Health Service has been assigned to the health unit here as venereal being transferred here. Armas, Regular Army Maintain Shaky Union GUATEMALA (AP) — President Carlos Castillo Armas and Guatemala's regular army still governed their nation in shaky shotgun political union today after surrendering of holdout dissident troops at the Aurora base just outside the! capital. disease inspector. He was previously j cut mo?e than a billion dollars stationed at McGee. Ark., before j f rom the measure. Chairman Wiley (R-Wist of the ! Foreign Relations Committee opposed both cuts in vain. He was aided by two veteran Democrats, George of Georgia and Hayden of Arizona. The reduced bill finally passed on a 67-19 vote with 15 Republicans and 4 Democrats opposed. Chinese Nationalists Pass New Service Law I TAIPEH. Formosa able- thing it can't do for all Last night's session was a called meeting held to act on the North Blytheville paving districts' request. It had not been decided today whether the Council would meet next, . . The defiant units, apparently hoping to force Castillo Armas out, had refused to honor the agreement Monday night pledging the army's full support to the governing junta in exchange for the disbanding of the President's "liberation army" of irregulars. Castillo Armas announced the Aurora units had surrendered last duled date for its monthly meeting since nearly all business was taken up last night. No action was taken, however, on the proposal of Max Mehlburger, Little Rock engineer who formulated the new sewer plan, to proceed with survey work preliminary to drawing up final plans and specifications. Mr. Mehlburger said he would proceed with this work for " i guard blocked all roads to the base j and threatened to attack. He said j the base commander and his second in command had been imprisoned and the junta had put Col. Ramon Gonzalez in command of the base. Castillo Armas insisted army commanders loyal to the junta were in complete control of the country and "absolute calm" prevailed. But he made no move to nated Thomas B. Sweeney of i a fee of $1,00 while work on setting Wheeling; to ->ppose the veteran j U p the southern improvement dist- countermand his order earlier yes- Ncf ^- in November. Sweeney had : net was still underway. i terday halting dissolution of his ir- i City officials said last month that j regular units in the key provincial cities of Zacapa and Chiquimula. The 700 "liberationists" in Guatemala City were disarmed Monday night after they had battled for 12 hours with cadets of the national military academy and troops from the Aurora base. Twenty-five persons were killed and 70 were wounded. The battle resulted from a drunken brawl between a group of cadets and a group of irregulars in a. house of prostitution. The order to disband the irregulars brought thousands of protesting demonstrators before the national palace yesterday, many in mourning for those killed in Monday's battle. Castillo Armas in a balcony appearance pleaded for calm. He said he was keeping his personal force under arms in the two provincial centers because "new lamentable clashes could occur" ir their disbanding was ordered. j are liable to military service under a bill passed by Nationalist China's parliament yesterday. ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and hot this afternoon and tonight with a few isolated thundershowers. Thursday scattered thundershowers. Not quite so hot in extreme north portion. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—88. Sunrise tomorrow—5:13. Sunset today—6:59. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—85. Precipitation last 24 hour s to 7:00 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this datt— 2C.62. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday— 92. Minimum this morning—77. Precipitation January i to dat»— 34.51.

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