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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 119 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAS1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11.. 1954 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Administration Bill Certain To Be Enacted By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — An administration plan for farm price supports which would move up or down as stocks on hand vary was certain of en- 'actment into law today following 62-28 Senate passage last night of a big new farm bill. President Eisenhower had opportunity to comment at a nexvs conference this morning on this major victory for his flexible support program, once given no, better than a 50-50 chance of approval by Congress. Eisenhower earlier described as a sweeping victory a House vote in favor of flexible supports to range between 82V 2 and 90 per cent of parity, although he had asked originally for a 75-90 per cent range. The Senate Monday night okayed the same 82y 2 -90 per cent_ range passed by the House, so that will not be an issue in the conference committee, but there are a number of other points of difference which must be ironed out. Approval of the compromise by both branches is needed to send the measure to the White House. Dairy Issue Toughest "Our toughest job will be acceptance of the Senate version of supports on dairy products," said Sen. Aiken (R-Vt), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and head of its conferees. After a hard-fought Senate floor fight, Aiken won approval of the order of Secretary of Agriculture Benson for a reduction to 75 per cent o fparity in government sup ports on butter, cheese and dried milk. The order took effect last April 1, and the House voted to li t dairy supports to 80 per cent of parity on Sept. 1. Parity is a standard for measuring farm prices, aid by law to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs. Some congressional leaders believe the House vote to raise dairy supports again helped win a compromise there on flexible supports between 82V2 and 90 per cent of parity on five basic crops: cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts. The theory of flexible supports is that lower government guarantees will discourage production in times of surplus and that higher supports will encourage farmers to grow more when increased production is needed. Cause of Surplus Administration officials have said the rigid 90 per cent supports required on basic crops since World War n years are largely responsible for the surplus production reflected in the 6'A billion dollars worth of farm stocks now held by the government. These 90 per cent supports continue on this year's basic crops. Tobacco, a sixth basic crop so defined by law, will retain supports at 90 per cent of parity next year, as the administration recommended. There wa s strong opposition to the flexible support theory in Congress, and both the House and Senate upset recommendations by their Agriculture Committees tor an extension of 90 per cent supports for another year. Opponents argue that flexible supports will cut farm income further and perhaps pave the way to a depression. On the fina 1 rollcall—coming after more record votes than were taken in the Senate on any other bill this session—44 Republicans and 18 Democrats voted for passage. Opposing it were 3 Republicans, 24 Democrats and l Inde- See FARM on Page 12 Alcoholics Anonymous Faubus Is Only Second In States History By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Orval Faubus today became the second man in Arkansas' 118-year history to defeat a governor who was seeking a second term — a feat that hadn't been accomplished in 28 years. The 44-year-old publisher of a weekly newspaper at Huntsville won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination from Gov. Francis Cherry in yesterday's run-off primary—on the basis of unofficial returns. In Arkansas, the nomination guarantees election. Faubus followed in the footsteps of his opponent. Both the victor and' Cherry rose from virtual political obscurity to win their first attempts to gain a major state office. Margin with 13 Boxes Out Terral Was First Unlike Cherry, who ousted former Gov. Sid McMath two years ago, Faubus has served previously in. the upper echelons of the state government However, he never became well-known to the general public while serving four years under McMath. The last time a second term was denied to an Arkansas governor was in 1926 when the late Tom Terral was defeated for re-nomination by the late John E. Martineau. Orval Eugene Faubus was born at the tiny Madison County hamlet of Combs in 1910, and has lived in the county most of his life. The isolated area in northwest Arkansas' Ozark Mountains didn't boast much of a public school system when Faubus was a youth, See FAUBUS on Page 12 SRO Sign Hung Out On Irrigation Tour Tomorrow's irrigation tour of North Mississippi County farms has been over-subscribed, County Agent Keith Bilbrey pointed out today. Ike Won't Sever U.S., Soviet Ties WASHINGTON (M— President Eisenhower said today the United States could not possibly serve its interests by severing diplomatic relations with Russia. The president also told a news conference the free world is building up a structure which he believes will be impervious to any Communist assault. As for waging a preventive war against the Communist world, as some people hav urged, Eisen- however said there is no such thing as a preventive war—that it would be unthinkable for this country to undertake such a project. Views Asked Eisenhower's remarks came in connection with a request for comment on views expressed by Gen. Mark W. Clark. Clark, retired former U. S. commander in the Far East, told the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee yesterday that he favored breaking relations with Russia, and reorganizing the United Nations to exclude the Soviet Union. Eisenhower said he feels that, in general, many world tensions have eased in the last couple of years and the free world now has a better chance than before to obtain a solid peace. The conference Iso touched on these other matters: Atomic-Labor — The president said he favors using all possible legal devices to avert a threatened strike at atomic plants in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Paducah, Ky. This was in reply to a question as to whether he plans to ask Atty. Gen. Brownell to seek a strike- blocking injunction under the Taft- Hartley law. Paducah production workers voted last night to go out on strike tomorrow and the situation at Oak Ridge also is touch and go. Farm — the president congratu lated Senate leaders on pushing to approval a farm bill based on the administration shift from the present rigid price support program to '"xible supports. He said he wanted to make one t'tvng very See IKE on Fasre 12 * "Person- who don't have tickets already in their possession simply won't be able to make the trip," he stated. Originally, Mr. Bilbrey and thuse helping with the tour of irrigation projects ,had planned on 150-200 persons making the tour. But interest in the event exceeded early expectations. Mr. Bilbrey put but a special appeal for persons to form car pools, limiting the number of automobiles making the trip. "Otherwise, we will be faced with quite a traffic problem," he pointed out. Assisting with the sponsorship of the tour are BiytheviDe's Chamber of Commerce and merchants and fanners over the north end of the county. It will be punctuated with a fish fry at Big Lake at noon. • "As a practical matter and due to the fact that we've got to make plans early to feed these folks, we had to quit giving out tickets on the tour. Of course, it is embarrassing, but it wouldn't be fair co anyone -f we had such a mass of they could neither be nor have a very- good of learning something "•-igation," Mr. Bilbrey people served chance about stated. "This is the first time in my life," he continued, "when I have Cherry Refuses To Admit Defeat LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Orval Faubus. a former state official, returned from two years of political exile to defeat Gov. Francis Cherry's attempt to gain a second term today. On the basis of incomplete and, years, and only the second time unofficial returns, the Hunstviile! in the state's history. weekly newspaper publisher ap- j The other exception wa s the late patently had won the Democratic j Tom J. Terral who was defeated gubernatorial nomination — tanta- while in his first term by the late mount to election in one-party Ar- John E. Martineau in 1926. kansas. j Cherry also was the first g-over- With 2,315 of the state's 2,328 n0 r seeking a second term to be precincts reported, Faubus has 190,- forsed into a run-off since the two 966 votes; Cherry has 183,978. This i primary system was adopted by- was a total vote of 374,944 and gave j tjie Democratic party in 1940. Faubus a lead of 6,988 with only 13 T WO years ago. Cherry rose from boxes still -unreported. the relative obscurity of the chan- Early Claim Made ce ry bench to defeat former Gov. Despite his deficit, Cherry still j sid" McMath, who had sought a E. C. Fleeman hasn't conceded defeat. A spokesman for the governor said Cherry third term. He defeated McMath by more than 100,000 votes. would not make a statement until j The 44- ye ar-old Faubus. who en- all of the returns are tabulated. j listed ^ \Vorld Wai n as a private On the other hand. Faubus started claiming victory as early as 9:30 (CST) last night. and emerged an infantry major with combat decorations, was a highway commissioner, administra- In the only other state-wide race, tive assistant to the governor and state Treasurer J. Vance Clayton later hignway director under Me- easily won nomination to his sixth term, defeating Sam Jones of Little Rock. Unofficial returns from 2,271 pre- Math. Generally, the leading supporters of the Fair Dealing McMath, a friend of former president Truman, ... Governor-Elect Faubus appearance in Blytheville . . . shown during: a campaijrn 148,060. Cherry's defeat swept aside an Arkansas political tradition of a second "endorsement" term for governors for the first time in "1 City and County Go for Faubus; Fleeman Wins, Hyatt Defeated ?Kl gave Clayton 194 > 824 ; Jones | backed Faubus in the governor's race this time. This year the former governor and two other candidates unsuccessfully sought to defeat U .S. Sen. John L. McClellan for nomination to another term. Me Clellan won over all three opponents at the preferential primary on July 27. The senator's race overshadowed that for governor at the preferential, where Cherry ran first, Faubus second and two other candidates were eliminated. Bitter Figrht Then the runoff campaign be- Blytheville and Mississippi County joined the rest of the state in helping Orval Faubus i tween Cherr - v - who is 45 - and defeat Gov. Francis Cherry in the runoff primary race for governor yesterday and voters in! ? aubus aeveloped mto a bltter the Twelfth Chancery District' picked Lee Ward of Paragould for chancellor over James Hy- " att of Osceola. Mississippi'County voters renom- in 1952, when Gov. Cherry defeat- mated Rep. E. C. (Gene) Fleeman ed Sid McMath. of Manila in his legislature race! Over the county, a total of 8,285 with H. H. (Buddy) Howard of ballots were cast — also an in- Leachville and supported otate crease of about 24 per cent over Treasurer J. Vance Clayton in his j the preferential primary vote, but Arch Llnds«y a meeting." To Be Escorted State Police have agreed to make the tour in an attempt to keep the traffic problem under control and City Police have •jee IRRIGATION on Page 12 Body Found Is Identified The body of a man found floating in the Mississippi River below Osceola was identified as that of race against Sam Jones. In Chickasawba Township, Arcn Lindsey defeated Bert Ross 1,707 to 600 for constable in the only decisive victory of the day. The winners in Mississippi County voting, except in the constable's race, held safe but not large margins. Complete but unofficial returns from the six counties in the 12th Chancery District showed that Ward polled 18,619 votes to 17,544 for Hyatt. Here are the county-by-county returns in the chancellor's race: County Ward Hyatt Mississippi 2,268 Craighead 5,505 Greene 4,227 Clay 2.470 Crittenden 1,435 Poinsett 2,714 1,174 votes less than were cast in the 1952 runoff. Committeemen Named Numerous constables and justices of the peace were elected in the townchips of the county yes- cials, nine members of the County Democratic Central Committee who were unopposed for re-election were formally elected. The committeemen include J. Louis Cherry, Chester Caldwell, seemed alien to rural Arkansas — the nature of Faubus' association with a institution officially branded as "Communistic." Faubus said that for less than two weeks in 1935, when he was a 25-vear-old mountain man who's terday. In addition to these and j Court House at Osceola to certify Jesse Taylor." W. J. Pollard, J. W I Just recently graduated from high Adams, James Roy, Oscar Fend- school although he'd held a teach- ler, James C. Guard and Raleigh ing license for a number of years. Sylvester he was a visitor at the former "The Central Committee will Commonwealth College near Mena, meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the the county, distric and state offi- See MISSCO on Page 12 5.601 3,614 1.190 Promised Land 1,369 : Water Co. (Ely. No. 2' 2,593 i Osceola No. 1 Barney Spears, a 39-year-old vet-Jin yesterday's primary: eran of Ashport Landing, near Tomato. Identification was made yesterday by the man' mother, also of Ashport Landing. No evidence of foul play was uncovered by a 3.177'i Gill Pontiac (Bly. No 2> Here are the complete but unof- i Osceola Township ficial returns from the 59 precincts j Victoria coroner's inquiry. No explanation was available as to why the man's shoes and a khaki cap were found tied to his belt. The body had been in the water several days. The body is at Swift's Funeral Home in Osceola. Governor FAUBUS—4.528 CHERRY—3.757 Treasurer CLAYTON—4,418 JONES—3,306 Chancellor HYATT—5 601 WARD—2. "68 Representative FLEE?/? .••*•*—4.7*5 KOV/AriD—3.331 Gov. 0 25, 8 283 168 63 56 125 98 15 2 58 33 19 State Treas. 81 1 26 6; 273, 129 56: 43' 119 70: Chancellor State Rep. 23 54 70 Blytheville. Township Keiser. City Keiser, Township 14 110 'Roseland : 38 0 Carson Lake iCromer> 52 49 Blviheville. No. 1 (Seay) 109 181 The Only Cure: Total Abstinence (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article is the second in a series of five on Alcoholics Anonymous—who they are, why they have banded together and what they are doing. Some of the views of persons written about in this series are not intended to express the corporate attitudes of this organization, but to give examples of differing problems and solutions in the individual cases.) By ROWLAND FAUST (Courier News Staff Writer) Have you ever awakened to find your mind in a gray void with no clear remembrance of what has happened in the past few hours? To feel that your nerves will go completely to pieces if something isn't done to settle them? If you are what is known as an average person, chances are that you have not and possibly will not. The above situation is not unfamiliar to an alcoholic, however. He will tell you with great self- disgust what it feels like. He will describe a personal experience a«id add that he hopes it will never happen again. You might say that this is nothing to call attention to, that it is like any number of cases of a person who has been on a whale of a toot and is having a normal hangover the next day. True, but that isn't all of the story. To an alcoholic it is only a small fragment of the whole story. Why, then, is it different? What makes an alcoholic different from the so-called average drinker? How does an alcoholic get started? Can he stop? If he can, what does he need to help him reach sobriety? These questions and many others are asked almost every time alcoholism is brought into a discussion. They can best be answered by a person who is an alcoholic. Even he, however, will tell you from the beginning that he does not know all the answers; that there are as many different answers as there are alcoholics. WHAT IS an alcoholic? To most people the answer to this question is—a drunk who doesn't try to quit; a weak-willed person who has no self-respect; a fellow who doesn't know when to quit or can't hold nis liquor. During the studies made Dy them over the past years, doctors have come to the conclusion that "the action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy' and that "the phenomenon of craving (for alcohol) is limited to this class and 'never occurs in the average drinker." An alcoholic who recognizes the full problem facing himself and other alcoholics will tell you that an alcoholic can never safely use alcohol in any form at all. As a reminder of this, members of Alcoholics Anonymous continually quote this saying—"Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic." To demonstrate the effect of alcohol on the body, doctors explain that the body of an aico- ; Clear Lake 19 8 ! Armorel " 8 88 j Lowrance ' 49-5 43 j Blytheville. No. 3 , 190 245 t Number Nine : 1 HO i Home Gin : 24 124 ! Wilson ; 13 547 Fau'ous carried 31 of the county's i Osceola Absent" ?. | 45 29 59 boxes. Hyatt carried 47 boxes i Osceola No. 3 !..'228 205 and Fleeman 39. Lindsey carried all' Osceola No. 2 ; 125 51 boxes in Chickasawba Township ex- ; Blytheville Ab.~er.tee ' 41 32 cent the one at Number Nine. Only | Le'achville No. 1 "' 162 94 one tie vote appeared—in Leach- i Leachville No. 2 ; 71 71 ville's Ward Two xvhere unofficial j Blytheville No. 4 ! 53 111 returns showed a 71-71 tie in the j Blytheville No. 1 (City Hall.' ' 234 285 governor's race. ''Yarbro ! 24 33 11: 63 51 37 59' 145 21 0 539 0 34 37 20 68 1 40 14: 17; 273: 148 : 105! 14; 127: 67 : 0 10 37 12 20 17 H. G. Partlow of Blytheville, Who ', Forty & Eight ' 1 79 is now prosecuting attorney, was \ Frenchman's Bayou ! ' 13 11 formally - ^nominated circuit judge ! Tomato 1; 6 20 of the Second Judicial District. He i west Ridge ' 92 12 was unopposed. . i Stillman ;; 120 1 Faubus carried Wards One. Three ; Half Moon !; 15 76 and Four in Blytheville and Cherry j Huffman ; 2 83 carried Ward Two and the absentee j Burdette " 62 21 box. Fleeman led Blytheville voting i Laney ' S Gin : ' 15 22 by only a 36-vote margin over Ho- ; £towah ; 41 12 ward. Fleeman carried Wards Two,; Bassett ' 5 192 Three and the absentee box while Qg^ <city) :1 9 "6 Howard carried Wards One and < -p^ (Township > : 24 57 Rosa : 38 0 This is how the voting went in Joiner, City : 52 32 Joiner, Township ; 17 26 Whitten Pecan Point Boynton o 95 0 212 145 109 2 37 110 7 553 56 15 205 203 112 57 49 17 157 78 77 53 59 84 279 157 35 19 1 14 17! 71: 50 : 71; 100 20 97 4, 141 110 18 9 8 87 523 16 214 147^ 107 4 119 99 2 58 30 16 22 12 Cherry 1,035, Fan- 1,136, Jones 'BOX Elder Blytheville: Governor bus 1,120. Treasurer — Clayton 689. Chancellor — Hyatt 1,145. Ward 763 " «, i «o£ Representative — Fleeman 1.036. Howard 1,000. Constable - Lindsey 1,519. Ross Shady Grove Carmi ' ' 1 1 9 22 29 119 16 85 15 24 40 9 26 44 37 56 32 53 374 155 53 149 56 70 .77 267 196 34 20 73 6 28 T?g 21 58 17 18 86 78 65 113 15 23 36 61 104 16 88 130 150 11! 16 91 4 218 321 206 182 96 15 120 28 554 6 49 25 304 125 117, 51 41 32 16 235 13 129 63 93 233 °53 32 25 53 21 10 13 He was lured ',liere, he said, by the offer of a limited scholarship but left without enrolling "because I didn't like what " saw." That, he said, was the extent of his association with Commonwealt which former U.S. Atty. Gen. Tom Clark and a House investigating committee listed as "subversive" after it closed some 10 or more years ago. Faubus charged Cherry with bringing up his connection and distorting in an attempt to hang a "subversive" tag on him. Cherry said that Faubus brought up the issue: that nobody claimed he was "subversive" and that the only question was whether r-aubus told the truth about the Common- See ELECTION on Page 12 Lee Ward Shownee High School's Term 71 5 67 7: 11 188 58 35 1 27 10 18 91 117 12 : 81 8 13 23 279 16 0 33 16 21 28 30 101 13 80, 38 263 16 0 29 5 ° 13 14 151 A total of 2.155 votes were casl ! Manila. Township ................ : 19 holic must dispose of 90 per cent | a t the six polling places in Blytrie- Luxora No. 1 . of the alcohof that is taken in i ville. This "was ncr.rly 24 per ceni ! Luxora, Na 2 as compared to 10 for the aver- j more than the 1,730 ballots castMUhp,;u^ Riage age person. This is, 90 per cent :; " tv -« «mf«v«t>noi nrim<iw twn Lost Cane of the alcohol goes straight into See AA on Page 12 28 35 146 34 35 40 8 10 37 : in the preferential primary two i wee?:s afro but 375 votes less t'inn (were cast in the runoff primary; 16 94 38 32 77 74 30 27182 35 165 33 24 43 76 3 11 ir 28 13 28 147 68 55 16 63 37 19 283 0 16 23 24 0 121 18 73 81 63 43 17 20 12 32 38 49 148 28' 49 34 20 64 31 283 16 21 22 56 60 71 22 22 18 4 3L 15:' 39 157 116! 224 18' 30 40 187, 17 40 6 27 26 To Start Aug. 30 JO NER—Shawnee K'crh School '.vill open for the 1C5--55 tern Au?. 30, it was announced today by Superintendent M. H Benton. . A child must reach the age or 6 before Jan. 1 in order to enroll. Mr. Benton added. Improvements have been made to the school plant during the summer, including "ravelling of a drive completely around the campus and installing of lavatories in the cafeteria building. Mr. Benton said. Outside woodwork has been pamud and repaired and all floors sanded and varnished. Faculty members are as follows: R. C. Trusseil, Inch school principal and coach; Corbet Washington, agriculture; George Alen. librarian and social science; T. A. Patterson, science; Joe Hutto, commercial; Carthel Hefner, math. Mrs. Mildred Howerton, home economics: Mrs. E. M. Browning, , math and English; Mrs. Elsie 6 | Wright, English and music; Ohove 13' Henry, elementary principal and sixth grade; Mrs. Carthel Hefner, Two Counties Report Voting Irregularities LITTLE ROCK (.•?) — There were two reports yesterday of voting irregularities in Arkansas" second Democratic primary election. At Little Rock. -Pulaski County Judge Harry Robinson said he \vou!d call a special Grand Jury session "i;" there are any charges of voting irregularities in any race." He said he heard "numerous reports of things <Toing on at the polls that shouldn't be allowed." At Texarkana, there were reports thai people ware going to the pel's with merr.ograohed forms, resembli::^ fcallc:.~. \vh:ch h?.d only one candidate's name in eac.i racs. Election ou einis explained it is unlp/.vl'u! in Arkansas 10 distribute ballots other than the le?a! ballots, and ordered election judges to insist that, voters put the mem- ocraphed forms in their pcck:ts if they carry them to the polls. 4 19 5 25 57 17 26 oo +*±J 21 To Televise Ike's Talk NEW YORK {.-?» - President Eisenhower's address before the American Legion National -onven- tion in Washington. D. C.. on Ai:g. 30 will be televised between 10 a. m. and 10:30 p. m. <CST). Weaibei ARKANSAS Clear to partly cloudy this aiternbon, tonight and Thursday, widely scattered thundershowers extreme north port-ion : 10! 67 89 •S3 i sixth grade; Mrs. Lena Gully, fifth j tonight and Thursday, not much 39ia:rade: Mrs. Frank Mooring, fifth! c hanse in temperature. 60 " " " ' ' " '' 4 grade; grade; Mrs, R. C. Daniels, fourth Mrs. Joe Mitchell, fourth grade; Mrs. Flora Douglas, third cjrade; Mrs. Vada Richardson, third 37 10 74 ! grade Miss Mabel Nelson, second 13 | grade; Mrs. Lettle McLelland, sec- 29 1761 ond grade; Miss Mary Hutchins, 33; 14 ' first grade; Miss Corrine Beasley, 14 23 71 24; 21! first grade. 24 211 Three electric water coolers have 75 57 • been installed in the school by the _ Totab 28 li 4418,3306 ll 5601 1 2268, l 4745 ( 3331 j PTA. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—99. Sunrise tomorrow—5:18. Sunset today—6:53 Mean temperature (midway between nigh and low)—84,5, Precipitation last 24 Hours to 7:00 a.m. today—none, Precipitation Jan. I to this date- Date Last Year , p rcc i p t tRtion J34.55. January 1 to dat*—

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