The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 4, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) OOTJBIlll WEDNESDAY, 'AUGUST 4, 1954 U.S. Officials Agree Attack on Formosa ByRedsMeansWar By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (AP) If Communist China makes a major attack on the Nationalist Island of Formosa, the United States will go to war. Every top official willing to discuss American policy publicy or privately agrees on that. directing all its efforts toward But the Eisenhower administration is not willing, at least for the time being-, to make that pledge in a formal treaty with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Chinese Nationalists. Almost no responsible authority wants to talk about this aspect of American policy. It is too much of a diplomatic hot potato. Yet is is a fact that the American leadership now gives evidence of being whipsawed on a global scale over a policy issue which seems to be deeply involved in the problem of an alliance with Formosa. The issue is this: Is the United States preparing for war in the view that it is inevitable, or is it Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (1*:H quotation*) Oct 3426 3426 3420 3421 Dec 3449 3449 3440 3441 Mch 3462 3462 3456 361 May 3471 3471 3462 3467 Ntw Orleans Cotton Oct 3425 3425 3420 3422 Dec 3448 3448 3440 3440 Mch. 3465 3465 3458 3460 May 3471 3471 3465 3469 Chicago Soybeans Sept ... 314 315& Nov ... 286& 287y 4 Jan ... 28fi 1 /z 290%, Mcfe. ... 291% 292& 3091/4 282% Chicago Wheat Sept ... 207 209% Dec ... 210% 213% 207 Chicago Corn Sept ... 161% 161 "-a Dec ... 154% 155y 2 1603,4 153% 2881/2 209% 212% 160% 153% Now York Stocks 01:4* <«*tetioB*) A T and T 173 Amer Tobacco 59% Anaconda Copper 40% Beth Steel 77& Chrysler 63% Coca-Cola 1173.4 Gen Electric 45% Gen Motors 80% MHontgomery Ward 68 % N Y Central 22 Int Harvester 32\' z Republic Steel 60% Radio 33% Socony Vacuum 441/2 Studebaker 1774 Standard of N J Texas Corp ... Sears , U S Steel Sou Pac 89 avoiding war, without losing honor, in the hope of success? At one extreme on this issue is South Korea's President Syngman Rhee. who has gone about this country on his current visit vigorously advocating combat to solve the problems of Asia, and particularly of divided Korea. Rhee Rebuffed Rhee was rebuffed by President Eisenhower. Instead of the strong public statement he wanted, Rhee was persuaded to join Eisenhower in a general declaration of desire to unify Korea by peaceful means. At the other extreme is India with its policy of neutrality, as between communism and the West, in the cold war. India's position is important, because of Prime Minister Nehru's influence in Asia, generally assumed here to be great, and of his capacity to influence British policy. In trying to build a system of anti-Communist alliances in Asia, the United States has been following a course far removed from the extremes as typified by Rhee and Nehru. But these positions exert constant pressure on the American course. Chiang Kai-shek has publicly dedicated himself to leading a Nationalist Chinese liberating army from Formosa against the main- Land, fro»n which he was driven by the Reds. Seems Unconvinced American diplomats say he appears convinced the Chinese people would rise in. wrath against the Reds to join his crusade. State Department officials, however, are not convinced this would actually happen. They have discouraged such ambitions in Chiang while seeking to build up his defensive strength. The Eisenhower administration seems clearly to conceive of Formosa as a defensive position essential to the security of the American defense line in the western Pacific—not as a base from which a successful assault could be launched on Red China except as one phase of a much larger strategy. The Chinese Reds, however, have been as belligerent about Formosa as the Nationalists have been about the mainland. They are continually threatening to Seize it, and their threats have sounded much louder in Washington since the Indochina settlement. Drought Debt Moratorium In State Aske'd WASHINGTON iff) — Rep. Gathings (D-Ark) and Gov. Francis Cherry of Arkansas joined today in a plea for a debt moratorium for farmers in drought-stricken areas. Gathings wrote Chairman Reed (R-NY) of the House Judiciary Committee asking, action on a bill to provide such a moratorium. He made the plea after receiving a elegram from Cherry saying that for the third consecutive year many Arkansas farmers will have crop failures and mounting debts. This, in turn, Cherry said, would involve many small businesses and banks. "It occurs to me that there may be a possibility of interesting President Eisenhower and the proper governmental agencies in a plan for a broad debt moratorium ioi farmers in these extreme drought stricken areas," Cherry said. "It would perhaps entail some plan in which debt payment in extreme cases could be postponed one year while being financed or guaranteed through our banking System." Gathings urged Reed to consider a bill already ^ssed by the Senate aimed at providing relief for debt- ridden farmers. It would provide for staying foreclosure or bankruptcy proceedings and permit a farmer to retain control of his property in order to work out of his difficulty. ELECTION fr«n 1* of Steele, 2,149. Little prairie Township Democratic committeeman, Dennis Cain, 837; B. F. Rogers, 1,680. In the Republican primary, Harold Butterfield of Summer received 87 votes for state auditor to 35 for Joseph M. Badgeto of St. Louis. For congressman, Clyde Whaley of Sedgewickville received 87 votes to 65 for John F. Moeckel of Jackson Jessie A. Johnson received 111 One Missing, Five Rescued In B17 Crash MELBOURNE, Fla. (IP}—A four- engine B17 plane with six men aboard crashed into the ocean shortly after taking off from Patrick Air Force Base today. Five men were rescued and one is missing. Maj. S. A. Pelle, public information officer at the base, said the plane took off on a routine mission votes for Republican committee-1 and plunged into the ocean about man while Raymond Klemp followed with 75. Six other GOP township races for committeemen and committee- a mile east of the end of the runway. A crash boat picked up five men from a life raft. They were cut SENATE (Continued from Page 1$ respect to Red China and the U. N. Atomic Pool—The President said he does not propose to be defeated on his plan for an international atomic energy pool for peaceful purposes merely because Soviet Russia has refused to go along with the idea. He said he still is trying to find a way to put the plan into effect without Russia and intends to keep on trying. Politics—So far as he is concerned, the President said, the main issue of the fall congressional campaign will be simply this: Is the record of the Republican administration a good one or is it not? women had not been tabulated this { and bruised but not injured sen- [ European Flood Relief — Eisen- morning and the results were not • ously. j hower announced that both Austria MCCARTHY 68% 54% 46% Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (#— (USDA) — Hogs 5,500; moderately active, uneven; weights over 130 Ib strong to 25 higher; lighter weights mostly 25 lower; sows 2550 higher; bulk choice 190-240 Ib 22.50-75: few loads choice No. 1 and 2 22.85-23.00; few 190 Ib down to 22.25; small lots 250-270 Ib 21.7522.50: load 321 Ib 19.75: 170-180 Ib (Continued from Page 1) they didn't feel they could serve. Speedy Action Sougrht Also high on Johnson's list were said to be Senators Stennis (Miss), Hay den (Ariz), Daniel (tex). Sparkman (Ala). Holland (Fla). Pastore (RI) and Edwin C. Johnson (Colo). Knowland and Lyndon Johnson pressed for speedy action so that the six-member committee could make an early inquiry and report back before scheduled midmonth adjournment of Congress. The accusations stem mostly from McCarthy's Communist-hunting tactics, his financial operations and his criticisms of fellow senators and government officials. Awaiting choice of what some senators referred to as "the jury." (Continued from Page 1) Council—voted to close an alley between Main and Walnut from llth to Division Streets. The Alley does not extend all the way through this block and. has not been used as an alley since 1914. Instructed the Sanitation committee to investigate a request by residents living between Cherry and Rose and First and Franklin Streets that Negro rental property owned by Boyce Moore be condemned as unsanitary. Voted to purchase a fire hydrant to be installed on a water line being requested of Blytheville Water Co. by residents of Wilson Avenue. Wilson Avenue runs east and west between Elm Street and the Frisco railroad. Following the session, a film on the soil-cement method of constructing streets was shown by John Shaw of the Portland Cement Association. Several weeks ago, several city officials went to Union Ctiy, Tenn., to observe streets paved by this method, which involves mixing local soil with cement to form a base course over which an asphalt seal coal is poured. This process is being used by a number of small cities because its :ost is less than that of concrete available. 8,000 Vote in Dunklin More than 8.000 Dunklin County voters gave unofficial majorities to the following candidates during yesterday's Democratic Primary balloting: Circuit Court Clerk—Ross Brydon, 4,235; Bryant Rice, 3,406. Presiding Judge County Court— C, M. Burcham, 3,143; M. E. Johnson, 1,551; Herschell Kirk, 2,135; Ernest Thomas, 1,338. Recorder of Deeds—Donald Parker, 3,004; J. R. Oliver, 1,057; Lee Shultz, 2,135: L. H. McFadden, i,-| 284; L. E. Hickland, 70. Associate Judge, First District— Carl McFarland, 1,417; O. R. Riney, 643. Prosecuting Attorney — Leon McNally, unopposed. County Court Clerk—Billy Hor~ ner, 3.860; Hawkins Russell, 1,906; Thomas Krunk, 2,131. Magistr-ate — Henry C. Walker, unopposed. State Representative — Charles B. James, unopposed. Only one box was unreported this morning in Dunklin County, and results of polling in the box could not materially affect primary totals. Search began immediately for the sixth man. Cause of the crash was not determined immediately. The identity of the missing man with withheld pending notfication of next of kin. IRRIGATION (Continued from Page 1) tion. Power to be Discussed Seventeen of 27 precincts in the county reported Republican Primary votes, which gave the following totals: For State Audior — Badgett 57; Harold Butterfield, 41; James C. Hodge, 37. Tenth District Congressman—Clyde Moeckel, 40. Whaley, 58, John Change Sought In Primary Law Power for pumps will be another feature of discussions and demonstrations. Irrigated crops which will be inspected include cotton, soybeans, corn, rice, pasture, alfalfa and strawberries. Mr. Bilbrey pointed out that though the afternoon schedule is flexible, it is expected the tour will end about 4 o'clock. He advised interested persons to form car pools, getting as many persons as possible in each auto. This, he explained should lighten the traffic problem. Some 200 persons are expected to attend the affair. Here are persons and firms which will have a supply of the free tickets for the tour: Blytheville Robinson Implement, John Caudill, R. H. Farr, Farmers Soybean, Foy Etchieson, Delta Implements, Chamber of Commerce, Countv Agent's office, First National and Farmers Bank. Dell R. B. Crawford,, Dell Compress. Alex Manila Curtis, Bob McKinnon, Merchants and Planters Bank. Many vocational agriculture teachers in various communities al- LITTLE ROCK UP) — Arkansas'! 3 , 0 are to have the tickets, Mr. 1955 General Assembly will be I Bllbr ey reported, asked to allow political races with; .only two opponents on the ballot' of the July Democratic primary. streets but comparable. wearing qualities are State law now requires that races with only two candidates be decided in the August, primary. The Arkansas Legislative Council's Research Department is preparing the bill on a request of State Sen. Jack Clark of Texarkana. Presbyterians Vote To Ordain Women PRINCETON, N. J. (JP) — The World Presbyterian Alliance /oted in favor of ordaining women into the ministry yesterday by the slimmest of margins—66 to 65. Delegates to the Alliance's 17th and Germany — he did not say whether he wa s talking of the Western section or the Red-com- inated Eastern section of Germany —have accepted the U. S. offer of surplus food for the relief of flood victims in the area of the Danube River and its tributaries. Tennessee Valley Authority—The President said he chose Brig. Gen. Herbert D. Vogel to be the new chairman of the TVA board of directors because Vogel is the kind of a man the administration wants in that job. The President said he told Vogel that he looks for him to base his recommendations with respect to any expansion of TVA, or anything else, on his own best judgment. Then Eisenhower said emphatically he wanted to repeat that he is pledged not to destroy TVA. Housing and Other Construction •Eisenhower said he was unfamiliar with the details of pending legislation which would authorize emergency construction of school buildings. He said he would look into it and say later what his position will be on the matter. As for housing generally, the President said—as he has many times before—that there should be no racial discrimination in connection with any housing program where federal funds are used. Federal Insurance — The President said he was delighted over congressional approval o fan administration bill to provide group life insurance for government em- ployes. He called the measure highly desirable. The President turned up at the news conference about three minutes late, and the conference ran a little less than the usual 30 minutes. The room was steaming hot and newsmen were drenched in perspiration by the time the session ended. The president himself, however, seemed not to mind the heat. He was spruce in a light weight rust-colored suit. General Council registered their approval of a report that declared in part that sex should be no bar to the ministry "so that the best talent wherever found can be fully utilized." RE-ELECT E. C. (Gene) FLEEMAN FOR STATE LEGISLATOR 21.00-22.50; 150-170 Ib 19.50-21.001 McCarthy said in an interview he 120-140 Ib 18.00-19.25: sows 400 Ib down 17.00-9.00, few 19.25: heavier sows 13.75-16.25: boars 9.50-16.00, mostly 10.00 up. Cattle 3,200, calves 1.200: opening slow; heifers and mixed yearlings in moderate numbers, barely steady, largely 16.00-20.00 on commercial and good: opening sales of cows about steady at yesterday's decline: utility and commercial 10.00-12.50; ters 7.50-10.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 11.00-13.50; canner and cutter bulls 3.00-11.00; vealers 1.00 higher; a few high choice and prime 20.00-21.00; good and choice 16.00-19.00: commercial and low good 12.00-15.00; slaughter calves strong; commercial and good largely 13.00-16.00. believes his accusers should appear first before the special committee. After that, he said, he will be ready to reply. Sen. George said the committee "should have closed hearings and reduce the charges to four or five of sufficient substance that they would be grounds for censure, if they were proved. Then it might be possible for the committee to canners and cut- dispose of a charge a day in hearings." Chairman Ferguson (Mich) of the Senate GOP Policy Committee said he think s the Senate committed itself by its 75-12 vote sending the McCarthy issue to the special committee to remain in Washington until it has a specific report on which to act. AUCTION A Sale By Public Auction of the assets of Shelton Motor Company will be held on August 5, 1954, commencing at 10:00 o'clock A. M.. at Shelton Motor Company, located on Highway 61 South, Blytheville, Arkansas. All assets to be sold to highest bidder. Assets are too numerous to list in their entirety, but among the assets are: Shop Equipment Office Equipment Hath Parts and Accessories Neon Light Fixtures Many other items too numerous to mention will also be offered for sale. This auction is held in accordance with orders of the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. Terms of sale will be cash. Items purchased can be moved on the day of sale. Bud Rote, ftlythtrilit, Ark., Auctioneer A Legislative Record Built By Steady Accomplishment Over The Years! • Chairman, Committee on Banks and Financing. • Chairman, Committee on House Efficiency. • Member, Committee on Insurance. • Member, Committee on Roads and Highways. • Member, Committee on State Lands. • Member, Committee on Budget. • Member, Committee on Revenues and Taxation. These accomplishments by E, C. (Gene) Fleeman reflect only in part the prestige our county enjoys through his work in the Arkansas Legislature. His record is one which has been built by 10 years of diligent attention to duty on behalf of all the people of Mississippi County. GENE FLEEMAN WITH CONFIDENCE Political Ad Paid For. By Bob McKinnon, Manila, Ark. POLITICS (Continued from Page !•) he continued, "yet I made no such speech." Tackett, in his TV and radio answer to Faubus' telegram, flatly accused Jones — who finished third in a field of four in last week's preferential primary and then joined forces with Faubus— as the man who first injected the Commonwealth College issue into the campaign. He said, ""One night about three or four days before the last election (the first primary), Guy Jones...then a candidate for governor, called me...He told me he had received information form a reliable source that Orval Faubus was a student at that institution (Commonwealth College)." Tackett said he wa s prosecutor in the district when the college was closed. Neigher he nor Jones had timt before the first primary to check the records, Tackett said. "At any rate," he continued, "these records were soon located assimilated, but Mr. Jones is no longer interested in that. Following his defeat he has been trying to stop that which he starts "Jones knows better than any other person the source of the •whispering' campaign," tackett added. In a deviation from his prepared speech, Tackett said Roy Ritter, one of Faubus' campaign managers, had called him before he went on the air. Tackett said Ritter threatened him with a "smear" during the remainder of the campaign, if he delivered the speech. WHEREVER THEY GO... 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