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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST: ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. NO. 116 Blytheville Courier BJytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST, 7, 1954 Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTi Farm Vote In Senate To Be Close Balloting To Begin Monday WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of votes was seen as the margin of victory today, whichever side wins, as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote Monday afternoon in the battle over farm price supports. Sen. Aiken CR-Vt) predicted in an interview that "if all senators are present and voting I think the Senate will approve a flexible program of from 80 to 90 per cent of parity" on basic crops % Aiken is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and supports the administration plan for flexible price props. But Sen. Young (R-ND), signal- caller for a bipartisan group that favors an extension of rigid 90 per cent supports, offered to bet a reporter "a good steak dinner that we'll beat that." A check of known positions of senators indicated the victory margin will be from two to four votes, no matter who wins the first test. Aiken and Majority Leader Knowland (R-Calif) had hoped for a key vote yesterday but the growing list of senators who want to make speeches soon scuttled that. Voting Starts Monday A unanimous consent agreement was then reached to limit debate and start voting Monday, leaving today open for more speechmaking. Young avoided a claim that his group could defeat a flexible price range of from 82 V 2 to 90 per cent of parity, as approved by the House and listed as satisfactory bv the President. PICKING Cherry Cites Highway Deal 'Engineered' by Faubus Red College Issue By LEON HATCH PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Francis Cherry last _ night singled out a transaction "engineered" by Orval Faubus j as one he said was "typical of the loose, wasteful and dishon- ' est buying practices" of the former highway Commission with which his runoff opponent was associated. MORE NCCP GOODWILL — Blytheville National Cotton Picking Contest is slated to get still more tour-type publicity during the next two weeks as a result of another "goodwill ambassador's" trip through five Western states. Above, pretty Kay Jobe, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobe of 1600 West Holly, helps place a sign boosting the contest on the car of Rowland Faust, Courier News staffer who will visit dig- nataries and distribute contest souvenirs while on the tour. Faust left this morning, with the NCCP sign slated to garner publicity along the way. (Courier News Photo) Cherry referred to the purchase Of 120 motor vehicles in 1950 — almost exactly four years ago — while Faubus was a member of the Highway Commission. He said Faubus made the motion by which the automobiles last -night revisited the city where he started his successful campaign for a first term .two years ago. Now he is engaged in a bitter battle for a second term with Faubus. publisher of a weekly That appeared an open invitation to Aiken to raise the floor of his proposal 2y 2 points from 80 to 82i/2 of parity. Parity is a farm goods price said by law to be fair to farmers in terms of the cost of what they must,, .,,. Aiken ruled out a compromise along these lines, however. "I know there are one or two senators who would prefer to vote for 82 ] /2 to 90," Aiken said, "but there also are quite a number who would prefer 75 to 90 or even zero to 90, on our side." Sen. Langer (R-ND), who plans a lengthy speech, delayed the debate-limiting agreement yesterday until he was assured he could talk as long as he wished today before the limits apply. Morse Attacks Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore,), who -frequently has blocked debate limitations in the past, wound up the farm oratory last night with a See FARM on Page 8 Vote on McCarthy Seen. By November WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen Ferguson (R-Mich) predicted today the Senate will get a chance to vote before the November election on the issue of censuring Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). But Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said in a separate interview he expects the intensified "political atmosphere" of the campaign for control of Congress to delay any such showdown until ^te in the year if not until next January. The rival forecasts underlined the wide-ranging differences of view on Capitol Hill as a six-man committee drafted to probe censure charges against McCarthy went into recess over the weekend. Yesterday the bipartisan group picked Sen. Watkins (R-utah) as chairman and decided to bar TV and radio from its forthcoming hearings. 46 Accusations Monday the special committee gathers again behind closed doors to go over a list of 46 specific accusations levelled at McCarthy by Sens. Flanders (R-Vt), Fulbright (D-Ark) and Morse (Ind- Ore), with an eye to weeding out charges that are minor or overlap. McCarthy declared last night. that at least two of the charges have already "fallen by the wayside," He named them as the accusations that he acted improperly toward Annie Lee Moss and toward Lawrence W. Parrish, both wit- Winnie V. Turner One of Specialists At ASAA Meeting Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor for the Blytheville public schools, returned last night from the annual conference of the Arkansas School Administrators Association in Little Rock where she served as one of three specialists in the teaching of elementary school subjects. Miss Turner spoke to the Association on "The Teaching of Arithmetic in 'the Grade Schools." The other specialists were Dr. Hanna Hicks of the University of Indiana, who spoke on reading, and Dr. Charles M. Clark of the Arkansas State Department of Education who dealt with the language arts. The conference program had been planned by W B. Nicholson, Blytheville superintendent of schools who is retiring president of the ASAA. Theme of the program was "The, Three R's—How to Teach Them." I The autops It was based on a nationwide move - wa s described as, nesses who have appeared before, the Senate Investigations subcommittee he heads. The special committed composed of three Republicans and three Democrats, also will have to tackle some disputed points of procedure before it can get to the hearings stage. Still to be decided: Whether the public, and hearings whether should be should have the right to cross- examine witnesses as he has demanded. The committee's unanimous decision against radio-TV coverage yesterday prompted a protest from Charles Roeder, chairman of the Freedom of Information Committee of the Radio-Television News Directors Assn. Urging reconsideration of the ban in a telegram to Watkins, Roeder said the association "reminds your committee that it is Sen. McCarthy who is the subject of your censure study—not radio and television." As for how much time the committee will need, Watkins and his five colleagues all agreed they can make an investigation and report to the Senate in time for a vote before the election. Epileptic Stroke Said Cause of Quint's Death MONTREAL (APj —, An epileptic stroke caused the death of Emilie Dionne. one of the famed Callander quintuplets, Dr. Rosario Fontaine announced following an autopsy today. Dr. Fontaine, Quebec's leading medico-legal expert, said the girl, who died after three strokes yesterday in Ste. Agathe, Que., had suffered from epilepsy for some time. "The brought Formality epileptic stroke up by pulmonary congestion, larly in particu-^ the pit-' uitary gland in: the brain," thej doctor said after a 1^ 4-hour autop by school administrators to shift the emphasis of their phase of educational work back to instructional development, a move which the Arkansas association has committed itself to further. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with scattered thundershowers. Not much change in temperature. High today low to mid 90s; low tonight mid to low 70s. MISSOURI—Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers, and thundershowers this afternoon and tonight; showers diminishing west tonight; Sunday partly cloudy; few showers east portion; little change in temperature. Minimum this morning—75. • Maximum yesterday—92. Sunrise tomorrow—5:15. Sunset today—6:57. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—83.5. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 «,.m. today—none. Precipitation last 34 hours to 7:00 *..m.—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thl« date— 26.02. This Date Last Year Mu.xtniuri yesterday—89. N ,.ui,.. ,his morning—69. Precipitation January I to date— j 34.55. a formality essary because of the prominence the 20-year- Emilic Dionne girl. and the fact no doctor was present when she succumbed. She died at Ste. Agathe hostel for old folks and retired Roman Catholic clergymen. Dr. Fontaine completed the autopsy at 10:15 a.m. He immediately conferred with Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Girouard, elder sister and brother-in-law of Emilie and the other quintuplets. Her boay was moved under police escort 45 miles to the Montreal Morgue. The autopsy, by the specialist, Dr. Rosario Fontaine, was set for 8 a.m., EST. Burial Monday The girl's grieving family went ahead with plans for funeral services and burial Monday near the Dionne home Ont. A dispute arose, meanwhile, over a surprise report that she had been stricken with polio as a child. An elder sister, Mrs. Maurice Giraouard, who arrived to take charge of the body, said yesterday Emilie had polio 17 years ago and since then had be^n affictc-' > ''i fainting spells. The sister explained she was not familiar with the medical A 3rm for the attacks but believed they were epileptic. Others who knew her also said she was a victim of epilepsy. In Callander, a parish priest who acted as spokesman for her father, Oliva Dionne, said she died from a stroke. He said she had had a "weak spell" when she was 6. "It was never diagnosed," he added, "but polio is out." Emilie — at birth the second smallest of the sisters — was known as the most carefree of the five when they were youngsters. The girls celebrated their 20th birthdays together last May 28. The four survivors — Yvonne, Marie, Cecile and Annette — as well as Emiiie's parents and seven other brothers and sisters were reported deeply shocked at her untimely death.- No Indication "It is a terrible blow to us all." the father said last night. "She was very dear to us." "I had a letter from her onlv Truman Gives Demo Leaders Fighting Line Old Warrior Takes Over Reins At Kansas City Meet By DON WHITEHEAD KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If the Democrats capture Congress from the Republicans in November, they'll have to give a lot of credit to that old political warrior- — former President Harry S. Truman. Even though weak and wan from illness and an operation, it was the man from Indepndence, Mo., who gave the fighting tone to a meeting of Democratic leaders gathered here to map a money- raising drive to finance the com ing campaign. Truman drove here from his nearby home last night and urged a fighting campaign which he insisted would sweep the Democrats back into control of both the Senate and the Housf. Fund Goal Raised A few hours after the ex-president's pep talk, the Democrats upped their congressional campaign fund goal from $475.000 to a million dollars. Stephen Mitchell, national party chairman, said people from the rassroots "believed our plans were too small." It's obvious these people mean business," Mitchell said. "There are elements present today for a massive victory in this campaign." He said these elements were disillusionment and bitterness about the present administration and a neiw and higher value that people have placed on the Democratic party in control of Congress." Truman said he planned to take an active part in the campaign. "I'll do as much as I can to elect a Democratic ticket, and whatever I can do I will do," he said. Truman was the star of the gathering and Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, seemed pleased to step aside and let the spotlight play on the man who once was president. There was a surprising vigor in Truman's step and in his voice. Once he bounced up from a chair with the ' old-time spring—but for and trucks were to be bought j Kuntsville newspaper and. onetime * "-ii.-T^ei^ia T^r*c i c k iV\lo 7 ' TUa rt £i/"»l n t«Q/^ TVlO T t___ ___•*• .L • t ____?__L_ _ ff _r where possible." He declared that this qualifying phrase permitted a secret deal without advertising or other public notice which led later to a condemnation by the 1952 Highway Audit Commission. Discussed Issues Cherry, whose bid for a second term will be decided at next Tuesday's final Democrat primary, devoted more attention to other issues and less to the Commonwealth College wrangle than he had previously this week. Briefly, the Commonwealth College dispute hinges on Cherry's accusation that Faubus has given several conflicting versions of his brief association with the long closed school back in 1935. Commonwealth was located near Mena. Ark., and has been officially branded as "communistic" since its closing. Faubus says he was a non-enrolled visitor two weeks. Faubus was there for less than Cherry says that a regulear student for at least two and a half months. The issue has shunted all others into the background since it was first raised publicly about a week ago. Faubug earlier indicated that he may be ready to drop the matter. He devoted comparatively little time to it in a speech at Batesville before lashing into Cherry on the now-familiar allegations that Cherry is unduly friendly with Arkansas Power & Light Co., and "cool" to aged welfare clients. 5,000 Attend Cherry, in his appearance here close political associate of former Gov. Sid McMath, whom Cherry defeated for a third term in 1952. The crowd which heard Cherry on the courthouse square here last night was estimated at around 5..000 by Police Chief Sam Hunt. Green County, of which Paragould is the county seat, gave Faubus a plurality at the July 27 preferential primary despite the fact that it adjoins Craighead County, of which Cherry is a legal resident. A Cherry associate, Glenn A. (Bud) Green, yesterday released to newspaper reporters a statement attributed to Cherry which warns voters against "manufactured untruths" in the final hours before Tuesday's primary. However, Cherry did not use the statement in his speech last night — perhaps through oversight. FISHING RODEO UNDERWAY — The annual children's fishing rodeo, sponsored jointly by the city and the American Legion, got underway at Walker Park this morning despite threatening rains that caused anglers to get wet as well as fish involved. The rain didn't hurt the turnout, though, and although figures on the num.* ber of participants weren't available when this shot was snapped, the youngsters had taken o ver a majority of the lake bank at th« park to try their luck. A similar rodeo for Negro children will be held next week. (Courier News Photo) Russians' Warned' *"J* T "J?" s^ e . . ~ . I By Auto Thief Or American Spies \Found Safe By JOHN 7 M. HIGHTOWER BETHLEHEM Pa. (3*) — Pour- WASHINGTON (AP) — MOSCOW Radio Says "the Unitedj year-old Bruce Parker, abducted by States Intelligence Service" employs more than 100,000 "ac- j an auto thief Friday morning, was tive spies and saboteurs." yesterday," didn't give he added, "and she any indication in it that she was about to be seriously ill. She hadn't been quite herself during recent months — that is one of the reasons why she went to Ste. Agathe to rest and where the air is good — but we were not prepared for anything like this." About two months ago Emilie came to the Lac Brule Hostel, which the Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate run for old folks. Nurse Cecile Believeau, who attended her during her last hours, at Callander, , said sne nad not been well Curing her stay, but was accepted as a prospective member of the Oblate Order. Emilie, wearing the dark habit of the order, was seen strolling the most part he seemed content to conserve his strength. No Hint , . _. . Stevenson left Kansas Citv for j McCarthy said communist China Omaha, Neb., without giving a hint i holds 932 "American uniformed as to his availability for the j men in communist dungeons." Democratic presidential nomina- j " These men are unaccounted tion in 1956. for -" Stevenson said: "Even if I knew, i McCarthy claimed they are not McCarthy Says U.S. Is Losing CHICAGO (j?) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said today Americans are in a war with communism and should "face the raw hard facts" that "we are losing this war." Speaking before a throng of Illinois American Legion convention delegates in Orchestra Hall, he said a "complete blockade" of Red China should be insisted on by voters in this year's congressional elections. "We can bring the enemy to their knees without firing a single shot," McCarthy said. "If the allies who are using our money would stop shipping to China until every single American (prisoner) is released, that would give us the most complete blockade of China you could get." He said "I would suggest the American people ask every candidate: .'Will you promise us that not one red cent of American money will go to supply an ally j circlement." One of trie booklets, that deals with a nation which is j - ne reports, says this means that holding American men prisoner." j so ] on g as non-Communist powers exist in the world there are enemies of the Soviet state willing to act against it by any means. Warns of Plots And it passes these anti-spy tips on to Soviet citizens: Don't be chatty. Stay sober. Keep official documents where they belong — in the office. Thi s information on espionage went out over the air waves recently, beamed from Moscow in the Russian language to Soviet Far Eastern provinces. It was put out strictly for home consumption, but American listening posts picked it up and reported to Washington officials. Scare Campaign The broadcast almost sounds as if the Reds were trying to work up a spy scare deliberately to put the Russian people on guard against "agents, spies, saboteurs and murderers" for what the Kremlin calls U.S. imperialism. Officially it's devoted to two recent Russian booklets designed to nspire comrades everywhere to keep a sharp eye open for foes of the Communist state who may be lurking about in disguise. One of the booklets, Moscow Radio told its Far Eastern listeners, is named "revolutionary vigilance is our powerful weapon." The other: "To be Vigilant at Any Sector of Work and Under Any Circumstances." An unidentified Soviet commentator makes no reference in his for - the - home - folks about the "peaceful coexistence" theme which the Reds hit hard in their international propaganda. But he dwells some on another Communist catch phrase, "Capitalist En- stolen from inattentive people on street cars and trains." S. Missco Boy Injured When Kicked by Horse found alive and unharmed today by a man who had spotted the abandoned car during a night-time • 'coon-hunting, trip, state police reported. Edward Diehl, of Lehighton, R.D. j 3. found the boy well and happy, although hungry, in the car hi which he had been stolen from a super-market parking loc in Allentown. There was no question about identity for the blond, blue-eyed. JOINER—Cleavie Bennett, four- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bennett of Bardstown, yesterday was able to tell his parents how! cllild - state Police said. Diehl asked he suffered a head injury Monday. With several stitches closinc: a head cut. both eyes swollen closed the boy his name and he replied: "Bruce Parker." Parents of the child, praying afc and much of the time in a serai-! their home for His prompt and safe conscious condition, Cleavie didn't | return, were expected to go to the feel up to talking about his acci- { area immediately. Lehighton is dent until yesterday. Then he told his parents that a horse kicked him. This bore out the parents" belief as to what happened",as the boy was found by his mother in a pasture. Cleavie said he had tethered the horse, an animal accustomed to children, to a trailer but had prodded it with a stick while standing behind it. The youngster is a patient in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. about 15 miles north of Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania along Route 309, a principal north-south highway. Burglars entered Tony's Hot Dog Stand — on South Broadway last night and took about $10 in change, according to Police Chief John Foster. Entering the ouilding through a, Auto Reported Stolen Here A 1953 Chrysler four-door sedan j side window, they leftf through the belonging to M. F. Day of 1034 j front door. Nothing else in the West Main was taken from in frontj building was disturbed, it was re- of Day Amusement Co. about 11 (ported. last night, according to police re-j The incident occurred sometime P° rts - after 10 p. m.. when the stand clos- The automobile nas a light gray Jed, and before 8 a. m. this morn- top with a blue-gray body and j ing when it was re-opened an em- bears an Arkansas license no.' ploye reported the theft to police. 260-110. city officers are investigating. The broadcast then warns Soviet) citizens that the United States is ' •^ WW T V-AAAJWAJ. OttAU . J_l V til i± A fWAJt- V> j . 1 ' t T f VxA V*.C(WA**J If* At* b IM4W W AAtUV^M. hv' I'4* If *v >3 -L*P I just don't believe I'd tell you. classified as "missing in action | thg source of all kinds of .< filthy But I don't know myself." and sai(i u * " toow>n J hey * r ! i and treachery plots" which appar- Truman told Stevenson and oth- I m Communist hands. He added j emly are ^ be carried out by a ers the Democrats in his opinion i that the >" hlclude 32 military pilots , staf ; Qf will carry the House "by a sub- wnom &* Communists have ad 'active spies and sabo- mitted holding. stantial margin" and also capture a majority of the Senate's 96 seats. | But he warned it will be neces- | sary to raise money quickly for \ the congressional campaign if the i party hopes to offset the bigger war j chest raised by the Republicans, j Party leaders pledged they would see to it that state luotas are met —with the larger portion of the i BASSETT 650 Receiving Typhoid Shots At Bassett teurs" that exceeds 100,000. The employer of these agents is not identified other than as the "U.S. Intelligence Administration." The agents, it says, sometimes •<id as good Soviet citizens, and it takes sharp vigilance to thwart such people who may even settle down to Communist famil ylife and try to join the Communist party. Approximately 6501 As for specific hints on how to money going into House contests, j p ersons wno received the first in frustrate the spies, Moscow Radio Mitchell again said he will re- i a Aeries of three typhoid fever in- says: " To vigilant means first of sign after the November elections ocu i a tions here Thursday are to in order to look after his Chicago i re turn next Thursday for "the other ! aH to know how to keep party and law practice. i sno t$. ! state secrets. A chatty person is a Indications were that Southern j Health officials emphasized that I real find for a spy . . . Democrats will have an important j t j s necessary for them to receive ! "Foreign intelligence agents voice in choosing Mitchell's sue- t,h e other inoculations of the im- 1 make a special point of finding evening. That night, because she had difficulty getting to sleep, a sister slept with her in a second 'jot '" - '- - •••. ••: :. T\. :i j, i, ,/urs See DIONNE on Fife S cessor since efforts are being made rnunization is to be effective. to avoid anything that will cause a party rift such as the 1952 split. Party harmony was shattered during the 1952 presidential nominating convention when a group of n«--,.jcratic "liberals" tried ro people who like to . have a drink Persons who did not begin the; because, as the saying goes, 'a series may start at the clinic next j drunken person says that which a sober person think s of.' ty nominee. to bupport the pa Thursday, they said. This clinic will be held at the | Idaho Grocery here beginning at; a drunken 1:30 p.m. ' document . . . The shots r.r; \-'•••• -; en be;...L;:-e "Taking documents o! tour typ.:c . ic cr cases diag-, work is a direct crime "It is much easier to steal from person the required home tor Illinois American Legion Severs Support ofU. S. Girl Scouts CHICAGO Lfl — The Illinois American Legion has severed its support of the Girl Scouts of America, charging- that "un-American influences" exist in the girl organization's literature. Convention delegates took the formal action in a roaring voice vote last night after 90 minutes of lively debate in which opponents assailed the resolution as "silly." The resolution charged: 1. That the Girl Scouts 1953 handbook "gives the United Nations and one world citizenship precedence over American citizenship." 2. That the writings of unnamed alleged pro-Communist authors "have been highly recommended in an official Girl Scout's magazine as authentic historic material." Lawrence J. Fenlon, former Illinois Legion commander who has two daughters in the Girl Scouts led the opposition, declaring at one point: Ho contended the resolution cases | smeared individual Girl Scouts as nosed in the Bassett community, j are known when document* were subversive. He said th* Legion's action would bar the use of his home for troop meetings. But supporters of the resolution asserted it was aimed at "only a few people in the movement." The vote to blast the Girl Scouts came after Edgar C. Bundy of Wheaton, a member of the Legion's antisubversive commission, asserted a reproduction of the Bill of Rights appearing in the 1947 handbook had been deleted from the 1953 book. The" resolution states that th* Legion's Illinois department withr draws "all support" until such a time as "the responsible directors of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. give irrefutable proof to the American public that they have taken definite measures to eliminate these un-American influences from the Girl Scout handbook and publications." Some 2,000 delegate* took p«rt in the voice voter Florence Otto of Chicago, Great Lakes regional director of the Girl Scouts, said she allegations in the resolution "simper *rt n* true."

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