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Friday, August 13, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L- ~NO. 121 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, AUGUST, 13, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT* Presidents Atomic Bill Up For Vote Both Sides Confident Of Victory Faubus Closes Shop, Prepares for Vacation By KAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Orval Faubus began shutting down his campaign headquarters today as he prepared to leave for his Huntsville home and a two-week vacation. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate friends and foes of the Eisenhower atomic energy bill squared off for a showdown vote today with each side predicting victory by a tight margin. The vote, which may help decide how soon Congress • adjourns, was scheduled for early afternoon on the long-debated measure to allow private industry to produce power from atomic energy and authorize some exchange of atomic secrets with America's allies. Oppponents centered fire on a provision in the compromise bill permitting exclusive patent rights for private companies in the atomic energy field. Sen. Monroney (D-Okla), one of a group fighting for a period of compulsory patent-sharing, said "I think'we have enough votes to win." Knowland Sees Victory '•It will be a very close vote," he added, "and may depend on how many senators are present." Senate Republican leader Knowland of California said he expected to pass the bill by a "reasonably close vote." The complex measure, which calls for basic changes in the original 1946 atomic energy law, brought on prolonged debate before the Senate first passed it last month. The version before the Senate today is the result of compromise with a somewhat different bill approved by the House. Since the House has passed the compromise, a Senate vote in favor would send it to the White House for President Eisenhower's signature. If the Senate votes against, the bill may go back for another try at compromise and conceivably a deadlock. Sen. ore (D-Tenn) said today's test "will be on fundamental party differences between the Republican stand of maximum free enter- prize and our position of providing for some government control and a yardstick with which to measure the atomic industry." Issue Is Protection The revised bill provides for exclusive 17-year patents, renewable for the same period, on atomic energy developments not conceived or made under government auspices. It requires the Atomic Energy Commission, for the first five years to give preference to concerns agreeing to patent-sharing when granting licenses to manufacture commercial atomic equipment. Opponents say this is inadequate protectio:- to prevent the creation of an "atomic monopoly." Supporters claim protection is ample and that compulsory patent-sharing is unconstitutional. Gore said opponents agreed to a vote today because "we are at maximum strength now" and felt prolonged discussion would not gain them votes. Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas yesterday threw his support behind the move to reject the compromise bill. Sen. Cooper (R-Ky), who supported opponents of the measure last month, said before today's session he had not decided how he would vote on the rejection move. Sen. Langer (R-ND). who voted before with the Democrats, was absent. Independent. Sen. Morse of Oregon has said he will vote to turn down the revised measure. M Telis Of 28 Lost Years (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article is the fourth in a series of five on Alcoholics Anonymous. The offices of the new Democratic gubernatorial nominee will close tonight, and Faubus and his staff will take a rest before opening a pre-inauguration headquarters here. "I won't be in Little Rock unless something happens that requires my presence," said Faubus. "All the staff is going to rest and so am I." The nominee declined to say By ROWLAND FAUST (Courier News Staff Writer In direct contrast to the story just prior to this one, the following is the story of a man we shall call Bob. He was not a hell-raising drinker; he is a quiet man in comparison to Sam. He was always engaged in a legitimate business and is still married to the same wife. His is a different story although there are elements that are similar to the story of Sam's life. Bob was born of poor parents 45 years ago on a farm. When he was three years old, his father died of tuberculosis. Four years later, his mother died from the same disease. She contracted it from his father while nursing him. In that pez-iod of medical history,, tuberculosis was an "untouchable" disease and was shunned much the same as leoprosy in Biblical times. This brought a good deal of grief to young Bob when he attended school for his school mates constantly reminded him of it. At the old well on the school ground for a drink of water, everyone used his own cup and when one child forgot his cup someone else would lend him one. But no one ever lent Bob a cup. Their parents told them not to. An orphan, Bob lived with relatives and attended school until 14 years old. During that time, he developed an inferiority complex i where he would spend his vacation, | but he said he would returns to Huntsville tomorrow. Remmel May Run Faubus defeated Gov. Francis Cherry in Tuesday's run-off primary for the Democratic nomination, usually tantament to election in Arkansas. However, there's a possibility that Faubus will face a strong Republican candidate next State Republicans may nominate Mayor Pratt Remmel of Little Rock to run against „Faubus. Remmel twice has defeated Democrats for the mayor's job. Yesterday, .Faubus told a reporter that he wasn't ready to commit his administration to sponsoring a law to stop public utilities from increasing rates under bond. During the campaign, he told a group of v/ornen voters that he would support repeal of the state law which allows such rate increases if the utility puts up a bond to guarantee refunds to customers in the evert that the rate increase eventually is reduced. Faubus said he still favors a bill to require the utilities to prove the need for a rate boost before rates are raised. Too Early "I would like to see a law drafted that would protect both the public and the utility companies," he said. But, he added, it's too early to say whether he personally will sponsor such legislation in the next General Assembly. In his attacks on the Cherry administration. Faubus charged that to combat a $3,900.000 rate increase sought by Arkansas Power & Light Co., and now being col- unate children who constantly reminded him of his misfortune. WHEN HE was 14, Bob went to to the city, during a summer vacation to visit ihs grandfather. Having resolved to himself not to go back to the farm, he found a job, in an automobile factory. Telling the boss he was 18 and a high school graduate, he soon learned the job and was liked by his emploees. His grandfather wanted him to go back to the farm, but Bob promised him he would live with his aunt, who had some children, and continue to go to night school, which he did for five years. Two years later, when he was 16, Bob was promoted to assistant parts manager at the factory and at 21 was elevated to general zone manager for the company. During this time, he was still The state Public Service Com| mission, which governs all utilities, ' later ordered AP&L to show cause why its rates shouldn't be reduced. A hearing on the order is scheduled before the PSC next week. Cherry, who still hasn't conceded defeat, spent yesterday,, in El Reno, Okla,, visiting his elderly father. The governor has said that he will make no statement on the primary until after the official vote is certified. 19Mis$co Men Face Induction Mississippi County Selective Service Board No. 47 has been ordered to furnish 19 men for induction into the armed forces in the September draft call, it was announced yesterday in Little Rock. The local board must send 60 men for pre-induction physical examinations in September, the an- J^-LAA J.AJJJ, v***^ «**»*«. .». w ,. —™ ^ JlHiLIliitlLHlo AM ocpUCHJ.UGJ., UJ.-H- «.**acting older than his true _age and j nounce ment from Col. Hansel T. *3v*4 ft 1.i*l -\-\fr VlA<lT7llTT TTO V»Q/^ "FlTCt". VlPPTl -. . _•_, _ J. ^ J I^-—_*._— _JT ~ *. 1/•*, *s, 4-4 * T m drinking heavily. He had first been drunk when he was only 12, when he had snitched some moonshine and gone fishing. The dreams he made while laying on the bank of the stream sipping the moonshine were still with hiiw. * * * AT 23, HE was married and continuing his partying and drinking sprees. When the depression began to be felt, he was dropped* from his big job to a small one. This discouraged him and he became sour on the world, and stepped up his drinking to ease the pain of disappointment In 1933, he became a special representative for another large auto- See AA on Page 3 Winters, state director of selective service, said. Surfacing Job To Start Here Work on surfacing of Elm Street is to get started Monday, Mayor E. R. Jackson said today. The mayor said present plans call for surfacing Elm from Ash to the city limits. But he further stated extent of the asphalt usrface will depend largely on property-owner participation in the program. Curbing and guttering around Lange School has now been completed ,he pointed out. BASE WORK STARTS — Work began this week on reactivation of the Blytheville Air Base as workmen (above) prepare a ground for footings of the fire-crash station building, one of the first steps in rebuilding the base. Project Engineer Jerry Herd said this morning that several large construction firms have begun to evidence interest in the base reactivation here, and have had representatives inspecting the base layout in regard to $3,000,000 in paving contracts to be let Sept. .1. To date, contracts for the fire station, a guardhouse, and water and sewer extensions have been let. (Courier News Photo). Committee Certifies McCarthy Wins Bid For Paid Attorney House Faces Tough Choice OnAnti-RedBiil Ike Forces Strongly Opposed to Measure By JOHN CHAD WICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Unanimous Senate passage ai a bill to outlaw the Communist party confronted GOP House leaders today with the politically tricky question of what to do with it in the face of administration opposition. ; The Senate's action, taken at a* • j session yesterday that had many , j a head spinning, gave an ironic ' i twist to the administration's ef- \ ] forts to drive some anti-Commu- fnist measures through Congress in ' : the closing days of the session . With time running out for many of the proposals urged by Atty. Gen, Brownell. the Senate unexpectedly whipped through some- I thing he not only hadn't asked for but had consistently opposed. Democratic senators, led by Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota, who came up with an anti-Communist meas-j | ure that proved to have an irresist- ; i able appeal to lawmakers in this j | election year. j I Sen. Cooper (R-Ky> told his col- Members of the Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee met at the Court House in Osceola this morning to canvass and certify the returns from Tuesday's runoff primary. Following are the complete, official returns in the four county, district and state contests on Tuesday's ballot: Governor—Orval Faubus 4,546. Francis Cherry 3,723. State Treasurer—J. Vance Clayton 4,501 Sam Jones 3..219. Chancellor — James Hyatt 5,514, Lee Ward 2,243. State Representative — E- C. (Gene) Fleeman 4,743, H. H. (Buddy) Howard 3,333. WASHINGTON (AP) I day in his appeal for the Senate to pay the salary of an at' torney to represent him in an investigation of his official Navy to Drop Inactive Officers WASHINGTON L0 — The Navy announced today it will drop 45.000 inactive officers from its reserve rolls. Assistant Secretary of Navy James H. Smith Jr., said all will be given honorable discharges and that the running process would start within a few days. This will be done through letters to 'the officers involved, none of whom has taken an active part in reserve activities for at least three years. Smith told a news conference that the 45.000 included ^'valuable friends of the Navy and veterans with fine service records." He explained that the slash in the number of inactive officers was part of an overall tightening up program for the Naval Reserve. conduct. Sen. Watkins (R-Utah), chairman of the special committee which will conduct hearings on a censure move aimed at McCarthy, announced the decision. He said McCarthy will be allowed to select the lawyer. Leaders Approve Watkins said the arrangement has the approval of Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader: Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader, and Sen. Jenner (H- Ind), chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. The development came as members of the subcommittee which investigated McCarthy's bitter row with high Army officials said they hoped to release their report next Wednesday or Thursday. Sen. Mundt - (R-SD), who pre- ( leagues just before the vote what Sen. McCarthy (R-WlS) WOll to- every other senator knew — that there were "political implications in this atmosphere." Combination Measure The Senate started off its topsy- turvy day with a bill by Sen. Butler iR-Md) aimed at wiping out Communist-dominated labor unions and wound up by tacking it, in modified form, on to Humphrey's bill as an amendment. Humphrey had succeeded in substituting his j bill for Butler's. 1 The result was a combination i measure that would outlaw the Communist party and also would strip Communist-dominated labor unions of the right to be certified as bargaining agents by the National Labor Relations Board. It passed 85-0. leaving- the next move up to the House. A dozen House members have sided over those 36-day hearings, and Senators Jackson (D-Wash). and Dirksen 'R-I1D. who a're serving as a committee to draft a tentative report of findings, declined to give any hint of the "verdict." No Major Differences But Mundt told reporters the subcommittee's seven members met behind closed doors yesterday, and "there were no important cleavages of opinion." Meanwhile it was learned McCarthy has oeen gathering 1 ammunition for a resumption of his investigations of the Army, as soon as he can get them started. Informants said this will be after the Mundt subcommittee reports and Watkins' six-man committee gets through with its hearings, due to See MCCARTHY on Page 12 Major Rubber Strike 25,500 Out conspiracy of communism." Administration Backing- I Butler's bill aimed at Commu- i nist-infiltrated unions had admin- jistration backing, although it was CLEVELAND (AP) — The rubber industry's second!not exactly what Broxvneii had major strike erupted across the nation today as 25.500 I asked - II ab50 had ron * opposition CIO United Rubber Workers walked ofi their jobs at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. plants in eight cities. CAPCadetsHead For Encampment Four from BIyth«yiHe Leave Tomorrow for Tinker Field, Okla. Pour cadets of the Blythevi!l« Civil Air Patrol Squadron will leave tomorrow aboard an Air Force plane for Tinker Air Force Base at Oklahoma City where they will join cadets from Arkansas and Oklahoma at the annual nine- day CAP encampment. The- cadets, who will be accompanied by Maj. Percy Wright, commanding officer of the Blytheville squadron, are Jimmy Callihan, Teddy Bailey, Jerry Edward* and Gerald Snyder. They will board an Air Force C47 at the air base here at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. A total of 23 cadets from the Blytheville. Jonesboro and Monette squadsons will make the trip. Subjects taught the cadets by reserve Air Force officers will include military training and drill, aircraft and engines, aircraft familiarization, physical training,, synthetic trainer use, weather." first aid, flying safety and crash procedure and briefing on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Although participation in the en- been pushing bills of their own j campment does not alter a cadet's aimed at outlawing the party. (military service obligation, it. will Rep. Harrison A. Williams Jr. i entitle him to the grade of airman ID-NJ.) promptly announced he ! third class upon enlistment in the would introduce a companion to j Air Force and gives him prefer- the Humphrey bill Monday. He j ence over non-cadets for cadet avi- said in a statement the Senate bill ! ation training, "is a tremendous stride forward in j Quarters, food service, medical the fight against the international i an d recreational facilities are provided the cadets by the Air Force. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Bums-Jints Series Is Big Pennant Factor . . . 5450,000 Ail- Star Tilt Unfolds on TV Tonight . . . Sports . . . pages 6 and 7. . . . Farm News and Review . . . . pages 8 and 9.. . . . Churches Not Only Have Internal Problem of Unity, Must Also Battle Godless Doctrine . . . . Last in a Series on "Christianity's Hour of Decision" . . . pa^e 3... ... Is Red Policy Shifting? . . . Editorials... page 4... Union officials, who called a strike of 23,000 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. workers last July 7, triggered the action against Firestone to coincide with their contract's midnight deadline. Together the two actions put more than 48.^00 rubber workers — a third of the industry's union members — on strike. Talks between company and union negotiators continued until almost the last minute. Not Even Close A union spokesman said Firestone failed to agree with the rubber workers "on anything even ap- The union posted pickets around most entrances to Firestone plants in Akron, Los Angeles. Noblesville and New Castle, Ind., Fall River. Mass.. Memphis. Des Moines and Pottstown, Pa. No disorders xvere reported. The union has been continuing negotiations with Goodyear in Cleveland, and has ordered work to proceed on a day-by-day basis | while holding talks with the U.S. i Rubber Co. in New York and the ! B. F. Goodrich Co. in Cincinnati. j First Is Pattern i U.S. Rubber has 35.000 workers in 19 plants across the country, District Sales Down ST. LOUIS (JP)— Sales volume last week for department stores in the Eighth Federal Reserve District was down 4 per cent compared to the same week last year. Little Rock, Ark., with a gain of 6 per cent, was the only major reporting area showing an increase for the week, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported. For the year to date district sales remained 3 per cent behind last year's pace. was an : could be used to destroy legitimate j labor unions. i It survived a first test when the j Senate rejected, 57-31, a proposal ; to sidetrack it in favor of creating j a commission to study the problem j of communism in labor unions and \ to report back next year. • j Then Humphrey, a strong oppo- j nent of the Butler bill, offered as j a substitute a measure to outlaw ! the Communist party. j No hearings had been held on it. | --- • — There had been no formal discus- j ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy sions of it. It was dropped into the j t his afternoon, tonight and Satux- debate like a bolt from the blue. i day. isolated thundershowers most- Butler said Humphrey's real j ly in north portion. „ purpose was to kill off his bill, j MISSOURI — Mostly cloudy this Weather preaching favorable provisions for | and Goodrich has 18,000 employes j Humphrey countered that the way ; afternoon, tonight and Saturday Commumst menace j with scattered showers or thunder! showers northeast this afternoon • and over northeast and extreme i north tonight and Saturday; Warm- 1 er west and extreme south Sati urday. a new contract." Company officials issued a statement which declared: ••There is nothing to be gained by this action and everyone concerned will suffer a serious loss." in nine plants. Contracts with both firms have expired. In the past, the first company to sign a contract with the union generally set" a pattern 'for the rest of the industry. to meet the was head on. "Why saw off the branches?" he asked, "let's strike at the trunk." In the ensuing fireworks, Sen. See IKE on Pace 12 Irrigation Projects Inspected More than 300 farmers turned out yesterday to attend * tour of irrigation projects, sponsored by Blythwille'i Chamber of Com- merce and Extension Service, cooperating with businessmen and farmers in Blytheville and Manila areas. Pictures above tell part of the story of the tour. They include (reading from iett to right* seated pipe system viewed at E. M. "^-r" i o''! farm: Mower phot.6> UM of canals for water transportation and storage at Earl Mageri farm: Marion Koehler's rice crop, .which was labeled by many as the best field of rice they had ever seen: and the noontime meal under the trees where the group ate catfish prepared by the Manila contingent. Following Lb* Ush fry, tht group vasiwd Ua« Ea/1 Wiidy, A. A. Tipton and Ora Hueter farms. Approximately 100 cars comprised the caravan which moved down Blytheville's Main Street yesterday morning as City Police halted traffic. Sponsors had to limit attendance due to an unexpected response on the part of farmers. (A Courier Newt Photo Fe*Uire)

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