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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, L—NO. 122 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 14,1954 EIGHT PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS French Air New EDC Demands Mendes-France Sends Changes To 5 Nations PARIS (AP) — Premier Pierre Mendes-France today sent to the other five nations of the European Defense Community treaty project a long list of changes he wants approved before France gives her ratification. The message to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and West Germany went by ordinary diplomatic channels. Mendes France wished to give the other nations plenty of time to study the documents before the Aug. 19 meeting of the six foreign ministers in Brussels. Three Quit The Premier was moving ahead with his project despite the resignation of three of his ministers last night in protest against the decision to bring up the EDC treaty for ratification. The debate is scheduled to start in the National Assembly Aug. 28. The men who stepped out of the cabinet were Defense Minister Gen. Pierre Koenig, Public Works Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas and Reconstruction' Minister Maurice Lemaire. The De Gaullists helped win Mendes-France the premiership last June. Large seitions of the Social Republican (De Gaullist) bloc voted for his confirmation in the Assembly. Three De Gaullists remained in the Cabinet. They are Christian Fouchet. minister for North African affairs; Diomede Catroux, secretary of state for air, and Henri XJlver. secretary of state for the budget. Mendes-France said the three would not be replaced at present, He called on three other Cabinet members to double up and take over the vacant ministries until the EDC debate winds up in the Assembly. —The i - -Assembly—is--scheduled -to. begin debate Aug. 28. A rocky road lies ahead for the dynamic premier in his campaign to align France with some sort of defense plan. The first obstacle will be at Brussels where the foreign ministers of the six nations are slated to meet Thursday. Mendes-France will have to persuade the other five that they should accept EDC modifications as a price for getting French parliamentary approval. Fragmentary reports which leaked out of the Cabinet indicated that in general terms the following modifications were proposed: 1. Shorten the duration of the treaty from 50 years apparently to make it conform to the life of the North Atlantic Treaty which provides an escape clause with one year's notice fter 1969. 2. Provision for reexamination and possible withdrawal of EDC members in case American and British troops are pulled out of Europe or Germany is unified. 3. Decentralization of executive powers vested in the commissariat to leave more aut rity in the hands of the individual governments. 4. Extension of the transition period for putting the treaty fully into effect from three to eight years, instead of the present interim of 18 months to three years. 5. The integration of forces would apply only to advance elements. This presumably would apply only to advance elements. This presumably would avoid the possibility of having German troops stationed on French soil. 6. Increase the number of casss in which the EDC Council of Minister must act unanimously thus, in effect, extending the right of veto. Kiddies 1 Day Set At Portageville Soybean Festival PORTAGEVILLE — Sept. 3 has been designated as Kiddie's Day at the National Soybean Festival here, will feature the annual Kiddie's Parade and Junior King and Queen Pageant, it was announced today by Harold Jones, president of the sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce. "All children regardless of their ages are eligible to attend and to take part in the parade," stated Donald Rone, chairman of the event. "All children between the ages of four through five are eligible to enter, regardless of where they maintain residence." Byron Delisle, chairman of the revue, said. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m., and cash prizes will be awarded to the best in each group of entrants; decorated bicycles, tricycles, strollers and buggies. Clowns will also appear in the parade. The Junior King and Queen Revue will be held in the high school gymnasium Friday evening starting about 7:30 p.m., and a panel of out-of-town Judges will be on hand to select the winner*. "All parent* who wish to enter A child in this contest should write today for registration blanks," Delisle said, to P.O. Box ft, Portftgevill*. SECOND FISHING RODEO — The annual Fishing Rodeo for Negro children got underway this morning at Walker Park lake. Above: the rodeo hadn't officially started yet, but these youngsters in foreground got their poles in the water "just for practice." (Courier News Photo) Red Chinese Vow To Tree' Formosa TOKYO (AP) — Red China's Government Council has unanimously endorsed Premier Chou En-lai's call for the liberation of Formosa and his warning that any who interfere face "all the grave consequences clared yesterday. Peiping Radio de- The broadcast quoted Chou as saying the conquest of Formosa "is China's own internal affair; we will brook no foreign interference." Peiping made it cleax the warning was aimed at the United States. It was Chou's first major pronouncement since returning from the Geneva talks — and he pulled no punches. Points at TJ. S. Throughout nis long, and fiery speech there as one predominant enemy — "United States aggressive .circles." The four words were 'a"s' 6he7 "Even^h'ikrig "^ai-sn'e'K ""took" second rating. "The government of the People's Republic of China," Chou said, "once again declares that Taiwan (Formosa) is inviolable Chinese territory, that its occupation by erritory, that its occupation by the United States absolutely cannot be tolerated .... The liberation of Taiwan is an exercise of China's sovereignty and it is China's own internal affair; we will brook no foreign interference. "Any treaties concluded between the United States government and the traitorous Chiang Kai-shek group entrenched on Taiwan would be illegal and without any validity whatever. "If any foreign aggressors dare to prevent the Chinese people from liberating Taiwan, if they dare infringe upon our soevereignty and violate our territorial integrity, if they dare to interfere in our internal" affairs, they must take upon themselves all the grave consequences of such acts of aggression." Washington Shrugs Washington officials tended to 'shrug off Chou's remarks as part of the Communist war of nerves against the Nationalists. The State Department declined comment, but pointed out that Auto Firm Here To Be Closed Tom A. Little, Jr., said today that Blytheville Motor Co. which he has " operated here since 1946, will close due to the illness of his father and other business interests. He said he will assist his father in operation of his General Hardware and Appliance Co. here. A new Dodge-Piymouth dealership will open here later, he said. Secretary of State Dulles at his news conference last week, said U.S. forces are committed to help the Nationalists if the Reds try to invade. The island, about 100 miles off the China coast, has been under U.S. naval protection since the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, and Chou brought that fact up time and again. Two weeks ago, Gen. Chu Teh, comrnander-in-chief of the Chinese Communist army, declared that "all commanders and all fighters of the land, sea and air forces See CHINA on Page 8 Rastvorov Reveals Soviet Life; Others Said Ready to Talk By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — More runaway Russian agents are reported today to be standing by in guarded American asylum, ready to follow Yuri A. Rastvorov in denouncing the Soviet communism for which they spied. The handsome, nimble-witted j his chief at Tokyo and pending or- Rastvorov poured out his story last | ders for his return home, and be- night to a dramatically assembled cause he had failed to recruit any Democrats Pick State Delegation Twenty-one delegates and 2 alternates to the state Democratic convention were selected yesterday by the Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee at a meeting in Osceola. The convention will be held sometime next month in Little Rock. As is customary, the delegates chosen are supporters of Gov.-Elect Orval Faubus, and were picked from a list submitted by Mississippi County backers of Faubus. The delegates and alternates follow: Chickasawba District Charles C Langstori. J. T. Sudbury, Jack F. Robinson, G. O. Poetz, George Cassidy. Rex Hughes, R. L. Adkisson, E. M. Regenold, Noble -Gill, Rep. E. C. Fleeman, Rep. Jimmie Edwards, Russell Phillips, W. A. Brown, Bob Harris, C. F. Cooper, Jno. C. McHaney, T. F. (Doc) Dean, Charles Rose, Riley Jones and Udel Newsom. Osceola District W. J. Denton, K. E. Lee Wilson, in, C. L. Denton. Jr., J. E. Morgan, R. E. Cox, B. Frank Williams, Miss Alene Word, Bruce Wilson, W. T. Crews. Elliott Sartain, Kenneth Sulcer, P. A. White, Wallace Miller,,ment by Rastvorov that he fled J. E. Grain, R. A. Cromer, Searcy Mears. Tal Tongate, Bob Nelson, Albert Banks, Joe Cullom, Jr., and Rep. L. H. Autry. Friday the 13th news conference at the State Department. After a lifetime under the Soviet system—he was 33 last month— the blond Russian said he was fed up. He ran away from his job as a Soviet intelligence officer in Japan last -Jan. 24 because "I wanted to live like a decent human being." "I hope I can become an American like other Americans," he said. Policy Shift Rastvorov's sudden, unannounced appearance — the first U. S. acknowledgement that he actually was in American hands —apparently marked a Shift in America's cold war policy. The Russians opened propaganda fire with a splashy news conference in the Soviet 2one of Berlin last Tuesday when Dr. Otto John, former West German security chief, denounced America and West Germany. Rastvorov, as he went into action in Washington last night, was living proof that Communists shift allegiances, too—even well-trained and highly skilled ones like this lieutenant colonel in the MVD Secret Police. Rastvorov even hinted at step number two in taking the sting out of the John defection; Possible arrests of fifth column agents planted "medium-high" in the Japanese government. But a veritable barrage of Rast- vorov-type Russians, it was understood from State Department sources, would be produced by the U.S. government shortly. At least four other Russian intelligence agents are reported to be in American hands—although none of them has attracted publicity. • Publicity Unwanted - Indeed; publicity heretofore- has been the last thinr either they or the U.S. government had wanted. The government has been interested in keeping the Russians guessing—did their man bolt to the West or just fall off a cliff? The Russian agents enjoyed the safety of anonymity. Now, however, the strategy is understood to be: Bring them out in the open and let them tell their story so the world can see defection is a two-way street, with most of the traffic coming this way. Rastvorov said he was a member but not the, boss of the Soviet intelligence setup in Japan. He •said Russia had agents "medium- high" in the Japanese government. He said, after much prodding by the newsmen, he has told all he knows about Soviet espionage to the U.S.' government. Japanese representatives interrogated him, :oo, he said. It was on these questionings, Rastvorov implied, that a sweeping roundup of Communist agents inside the Japanese government will be based. Pressed as to when this would come off, he replied: "You may be reading about it soon in the Japanese papers." From Tokyo officials, however, came a guarded hint the "medium high" government sources he mentioned might soon be arrested. The Japanese Foreign Office released some documents in the case soon alter Rastvorov's news conference, tben said without elaboration that further details would be forthcom- ir>g "as soon as measures now being taken reach a, more definite stage." Statement Included The documents included a state- the Russians because of the Dec. 23 execution of his one-time mentor, Soviet police boss Lavrenty Beria; because of quarrels with Alcoholics Anonymous—' 'Care/ Key to By ROWLAND FAUST (Courier News Staff Writer) (Last in a Series) How often have you heard someone remark, "If that person had any pride, he would not drink as he does." Can pride stop a person from drinking? I am told that pride cannot _ „.,.,„. * •strm a n^rsnn from drinkinj? lmmself dunng ms Me thus far ' stop a person irom armKing, Alcoholics An0 nymous is sor THE ALCOHOLIC drinks because the alcohol acts as a sedative; it eases his mental pain. He is relieved temporarily from the anguish he has developed within because it is pride that causes a person to drink in the first place. How is this? Alcohol is a sedative. When a person is sick or in pain, the doctor usually prescribes a sedative. When a person has had his pride hurt and is in mental sometimes looked upon, at first glance, by an alcoholic as a case where the blind lead the blind. That is before the alcoholic realizes that those men and women have actually reached a state of sobriety through faith in themselves and by dropping their so-called pride. The hardest thing for an alco- pain, he often prescribes a seda- n0 ]j c to overcome when he begins tive for himself, alcohol. Why does not an alcoholic respond to spiritual aid when he finds himself at the end of the rope and need$ help? Why does he not recognize the harm in drinking? Often p*opl« with t itrict rt» the AA program, it is said, is pride, egotism, resentment and jealousy. Honesty plays a big part in the recovery of an alcoholic. He must be honest with himself. ligious upbringing become aico^ The AA holies. Their friends go to them and try to tell them that they are doing wrong morally. This type of appeal often fails to reach the alcoholic. program given to ot an recovery alcoholic who does not want it. A person who is not honest with himself and does not realize that he must have help if he is to stop drinking cannot receive any benefits from any type of program. * * * SOMETIMES after a state of sobriety is reached, an alcoholic will think he has his problem licked controlled drinking. If he tries this, he will find himself back at was before he started his recovery. In an effort to quit an alcoholic often tells himself that he will only drink one or two or whatever number he may choose and then quit. This is, they tell me, impossible for an alcoholic to do. Once he has taken a drink, he cannot stop. The control must be exercised in not talcing that first drink. Often {^person will swear off for a given period of time and will go An alcoholic will not admit to him-1 without taking a drink for the self that he is an alcoholic; he is j agreed-upon time. But on the day tt, » •*« AA o» See REDS on Page 8 Delegates of 48 Countries Open Church Meeting 161 Denominations To Be Represented At World Council EVANSTON, m. (AP) — Church leaders from 161 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox denominations in 48 countries tomorrow open the second General Assembly of the World Council of Churches. The Assembly, to continue to Aug. 31, has been called the most important religious event ever held in the United States. The 1,500 delegates, consultants and accredited visitors to the Assembly, the first since 1948. represent nearly 170 million persons. The membership includes 31 denominations in the "United States. Roman Catholics are not represented at the Assembly. But the W. C. C., founded at its first World Assembly in Amsterdam, comprises churches on every continent and in countries representing almost every political allegiance. To Hear Eisennower The main theme of the Assembly will be "Christ—the Hope of the World." Under this general heading, the Assembly will survey the problems and responsibilities confronting the church in six particular fields: Faith and order, evangelism, social questions, international affairs, intergroup relations, and the laity. Ike Said Convinced Outlaw' Bill Would f Create Red 'Martyrs' S450 ART FEVD WORTH MILLION — -This is a reproduction of a painting bought four months ago by Dr. Harms R. Teichert, of Chicago, for $450 and now said by an expert to be worth more than one million dollars. Dr. Maurice H. Goldblatt, director of art galleries of the University of Notre Dame, says it is a Leonardo da Vinci "Madonna and Child" and is painted in oils on wood. He said an amateur had over-painted parts of the figures. A New York antique dealer sold the painting to Dr. Teichert. (AP Wirephoto) President dress the Senate Okays New Social Security Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving with unaccustomed speed, the Senate voted last night to broaden social security Eisenhower will ad- coverage to another 6,700,000 workers and to boost both Assembly Thursday. Some 15,000 persons are expected to hear his address in nearby Deering Meadow. But the Assembly's scheduled event which is expected to draxv the largest crowd will be a dramatic "festival of faith," a gigantic public worship service at Soldier Field Sunday night. With favorable weather, leaders expect some 100,000 to attend the festival at the huge lake front arena. The festival, with a cast of nearly 3,000 participating in music, pageantry and drama, will open with a procession by the delegates. They will wear the vestments of ecclesiastical attire and carry flags of their countries. They will march to their places in Soldier Field grouped alphabetically by countries and by denominations within each national group. Huge Choir There will be a 2,000-voiced choir, 400 actors and "a 200-piece orchestra. The Council's five co- presidents will participate in the services. The co-presidents also will attend the opening worship services to be held at 10 a.m. EST Sunday in the First Methodist Church of Evanston, home of Northwestern University. General sessions will be held in Northwestern University's McGaw Memorial Hall. Many of the church leaders have been here -this week and several preliminary conferences have been held. About 40 interpreters will come from New York and Geneva, Switzerland, World Council headquarters, to translate documents and interpret in meetings. Discussions at the meetings will be in three languages, English, French and German. Many of the visitors are being housed" in Northwestern dormitories and fraternity and sorority houses. About 100 foreign youth consultants are being housed by the university. benefits and the payroll taxes that pay for them. Knowland Sees A-Bill Approval Sen.. Knowland of California, the Republican leader, said in an interview he expects a Senate-House conference committee to compromise quickly various differences so the bill can be sent to President Reports Say He Will Seek To Kill Plan By MARTIN L. ARROWSMITIf THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Eisenhower was pictured today as convinced a Senate-approved bill to outlaw the Communist party would make "propaganda martyrs" of Reds in this country. He reportedly will try to persuade the House to kill the measure. An administration official familiar with the views of the President, who is spending the weekend at Ms Catoctin Mountain lodge here, also told newsmen Eisenhower is in complete agreement with Atty. Gen. Browne! 1 and FBI ,Chief J. Edgar Hoover on the matter. Both men have opposed outlawing the Communists on the grounds it would drivp them underground and make it much more difficult to keep track of them. Will Meet House Leaders The administration source here, who asked not to be named, said the President or Ms aides probably will talk privately with House leaders in an effort to get the bill shelved. Eisenhower will have an opportunity to do so Monday m Washington at his regular weekly meeting with Republican legislative leaders. The bill to outlaw the Communist party was passed by the Senate Thursday night by vote of 85 to 0. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) led" the successful surprise move which, combined the outlawing provisioa with another anti-Communist weapon the administration does want. That other section of the bill, authored by Sen. -Butler (R-Md), is aimed at wiping out Communist- controlled labor unions. It provides that labor or business organizations determined by the subversives Activities Control Board (SACB) to be Communist-dominated would lose their rights under the Taft-Hartley labor law. Uncertain on Veto social security rolls. The annual amount of wages subject to social security taxes would rise from S3.000 to $4.200. This tax is at the WASHINGTON (ft— Senate Majority Leader Knowland of California today predicted final passage of a new atomic energy bill within the next few days despite the Senate's turndown of an administration-backed compromise. Brushing aside a last-minute plea from President Eisenhower, the Senate yesterday voted, 48-41, to reject a revised bill opening atomic energy to private industry under a system of exclusive patent rights. The Senate had voted before to require 10 years of patent- sharing. Then, by voice vote, the senators sent the bill back for a second conference with the House with general instructions to insist upon Senate amendments. including compulsory license-sharing. Knowland told newsmen he believed a new conference "will not take too long." He predicted it would be over in time to permit adjournment next week, after both Houses vote again on a new compromise. Other provisions in the measure, not now in controversy, authorize the President to exchange limited atomic information with Allies and learnings by beneficiaries. Humphrey's proposal would provide maximum penalties of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine _. , . . . ., , for persons who wilfully join or re- Eisenhower who has placed the £ members of ^ Communist legislation high on his must | partv and commit ^y act to carry li^t" * -,', , • - * • out partv purposes Though the House and Senate v - ^ versions of the social security bill differ in places, they also agree in most important respects. S6 Boost As passed, benefits would be boosted an average of S6 a month for 6 l /2 million persons now on the Despite Eisenhower's reported opposition to outlawing the Reds, his aides declined to speculate on whether he would veto the combination bill if the House goes along with the Senate and approves it. But the President was said to feel that such a measure would be most ineffective. He was understood to have ex- rate of 2 per cent on both em- p r e s s e d the view Communists abroad would be quick to spread propaganda picturing U. S. Beds martyrs and victims of persecu- ti 0 n. ~Anc" he also reportedly feels fa Q security of the country can plovers and workers. Maximum monthly payments i for retired individuals would rise j from $85 to S108.50. For a couple, I the maximum would climb from j S127.50 to S172.75. The two houses parted company on restriction of supplemental earnings by retired folks. The House voted to allow social security beneficiaries to make up best be safeguarded by avoiding steps which, would force the Reds further into hiding. The President had an opportunity here yesterday to talk the mat, ter over with Browneli, who was to SI.000 a year, compared with I Eisenhower - s guest — along- with tne present S75-a-month limit, without being penalized. The Senate put the top at 51,200 a year and ngreed to include in these earnings only what is received under employment covered by the social security laws. The House Bill would count earnings from any c ource. Age Lowered The Senate also voted to lower a cm 75 to 72 the age at which all restrictions are lifted from outside Qther | a , &n of the Cabinet — make other major changes in basic atomic energy law enacted in 1946. Eisenhower had urged extension See SENATE on Pag:e 8 Weather Luxora, Victoria Schools to Open On September 6 Luxora and Victoria schools will open Sept. 6, according to W. P. Ellis, superintendent of Luxora scholos. Mr. Ellis said the following , teachers have been selected for } the Victoria school: Miss Eiiie i Burchfield. first grade; Mrs. J. S. ! Olive, second grade: Miss Floy iHolman, third grade; Miss Wilma 1 Layne, fourth grade; Mrs. L. C. Hudson, fifth grade; Mrs. B. W. CAMP SPRINGS. Md. (£>)—A 24- j Police Station to book him for j Wells ' sixth grade '. year-old self-styled "gambler" from] speeding.. When she officer. Sgt. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and hot this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. High today 100-105; low tonight 66-75. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy north and extreme west, mostly fair elsewhere this afternoon, tonight! and Sunday with widely scattered thunderstorms northwest and extreme north tonight and Sunday forenoon. Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—99. Sunrise tomorrow—5:20. Sunset today—6:49. Mean temperature (midway between nigh and low)—86,5. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 2C.S2. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—93. Minimum this morning—74. Precipitation January 1 to date —• MJM. New York, was held today on a charge of robbing the Andrews Air Force Base Bank of $126,638 as the search continued for two others. The FBI identified the man held in lieu of $50,000 bail as Clarence Duke McGann, Negro. New York D. K. Brown, agent in charge of the Baltimore FBI office, said McGann gave his occupations as "gambler." But Brown said the suspect "just isn't answering any other questions." McGann was arrested on a speeding charge shortly after three Negro gunmen cleaned out the vault at the air force base, just eight Charles L. Perrygo, heard descriptions of the bank bandits he exclaimed: "I must have the other two out here." But two companions in the carl when McGann was arrested had} driven off in the meantime. Brown said five of the eight persons in the bank identified McGann as one of the gunmen. Four bank employes and four customers were forced into a vault of the one-story concrete bank building, located across the street from the air base operations headquarters. Manager Herbert Pinckney, one Mae Densmore, seventh grade; Barney Kyzar, principal and eighth grade. In Luxora Grade School, Miss lowing teachers have been" selected: O .E. Henry, history; Mrs. R. T. Ballew, English; Mrs. Bowen Thompson, librarian; Mrs. Charlie Thomas, mathematics; Billy H. Fowlkes, commercial; Miss Billia Gibbons, home economics; Leroy Brownlee, agriculture; Driver Prince, science; Hershel Brewer, coach: and Jerry Haley, principal. miles southeast of Washington, in j of those locked in, released all eight the biggest bank haul in Maryland, within a few minutes, using an es- ) cape lever put there for just thatj In Luxora rGade School, Maxine Halstead and Mrs. Miss Billy Fowlkes will teach the first grade; Mrs. T. D. Wilkins and Mrs. Roy Vaughn, second grade; Mrs. J. I. Mifflin, third grade; Mrs. Pearl Hill, fourth grade; Mrs. B. B. Wil- historv. The" arresting officer had not! purpose. Pinckney spread the alarm, son, third and fourth; Mrs. Elmer heard of the robbery until he took; No money was recovered with Hall, fifth grade; and Mrs. J. D. McGann into the Upper Marlboro i McGnnn's arrest, 'Smith, fifth »nd »ixtt»

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