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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 125 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Senators Routed Out To Pass Farm Bill FIRST BALE IN AREA — Caldwell-Mahan Gin at New Liberty yesterday ginned the first bale of cotton in the Blytheville area. Grown by A. P. Burks at Clear Lake, it was planted April 12 and is of Fox variety. Anderson-Clayton paid 40 cents a pound for the cotton. Above (from the left) are E. F. Still; Ray Price, of .Anderson-Clayton; Jim Manley, of Federal Compress, and Mr. Burks. (Courier News Photo) Dixon-Yates Probe Invited by Ike WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower says the books are open for inspection of a controversial power contract in'the TVA area. Democratic .National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell says he's glad Eisenhower is ready to disclose "the whole story behind the Dixon-Yates deal." Mitchell's latest blast at the power contract came in a statement he issued in Chicago last night after Eisenhower had told his news conference he is astonished at Mitchell's criticism of the way the matter was handled. The ruckus was stirred up on Monday when Mitchell—in a Chicago debate with Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall- charged that the President issued a personal order for award to the Dixon-Yates syndicate of a long- term contract to sell power to the Atomic Energy Commission in the TVA area of the middle South. Friendship Cited Mitchell said Eisenhower did so over the protesl of both the AEC and the Tennessee Valley Authority and without competitive bidding. And the Democratic party leader mentioned in this connection the President's friendship with famed golfer Bobby Jones, an officer of one of the companies associated with the Dixon-Yatec group . The furor extended to Capitol Hill, where both Democrats and Republicans voiced doubt that the Eisenhower—Jones friendship had figured in the handling of the contract. In Atlanta, Jones said he "resents the implication" that a company enjoyed presidential favor because he had stock in it. Answering Mitchell's charges that there is a "raw deal" in the making. Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday every single action he takes involving contractual relationships of the United States with anybody—except when the question of national security is Water System To Be Discussed The Dell Civic Development Council will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Dell High School building to discuss installation of a water system, it was announced today by Mrs. Helen Miller, council president. She said the meeting will be open to all interested residents. involved—is ope to the public. The President said any of the newsmen present could go to the idget Bureau or the AEC and get the complete record of the case. Reporters were told at the two agencies that it would take a few days to get the material ready for publication. They also were informed the data probably would be available by the end of the week. Ike Welcomes Bill Halting Rigid Props WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm legislation calling a halt to rigid, high price supports headed for a White House welcome after a hectic dispute that routed disgruntled senators from bed early today. The measure finally passed 4428 on a postmidnight roll call, climaxing a H^-hour session. Among other provisions, it grants the Eisenhower administration's request for flexible authority to deal with farm, supports and surpluses. The House passed the bill by a standing 208-47 unrecorded vote yesterday. Supporters had hoped to get it through the Senate in much, the same way. Seize of Speeches But after a siege of highly critical speeches, mainly from the Democratic side, midnight neared with many Republicans absent. GOP Leader Knowland of California asked for a recess and a showdown in the morning. Sen. Russell (D-Ga), bitter opponent of flexible and lower price supports, protested furiously. He demanded a test vote on Knowland's request to quit without a vote. This brought angry exchanges and lengthy explanations from Knowland and Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas while their assistants put in emergency calls for absent senators. Knowland insisted he believed there had been an informal agreement for no record votes during the night. Johnson conceded that Knowland had proposed this but said he had control of only his own vote and that any senator could demand a record vote. Apparently satisfied that he had mustered enough supporters of the bill, Knowland agreed to the roll call. It moved at a slow pace past midnight. Finally Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) employed a parliamentary tactic to end the stalling for late arrivals. Sharp Downtrend Predicted On the final test 31 Republicans H. C. Knappenberger Named Chairman H. C. Knappenberger of Blytheville yesterday was elected chairman of the Mississippi County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee. Vice Chairman is Alex S. Curtis of Manila; Stanley D. Carpenter of Osceola, regular member; E. A. Stacy of Dell, first alternate, and Harry Wright of Manila, second alternate. The newly elected committeemen take office Sept. 1. The men were chosen by farmers participating in ASC programs to be their representatives in making decisions at county level regarding the work. County agents are ex-officio members of the committee, but have no vote. compromise bill worked out by Senate and House conferees. Five Republicans, 22 Democrats and l independent shouted no. Most of the criticism from opponents, including Senators Kerr (D-Okla). Johnston (D-SC), Kefauver (D-Tenn), Morse (Ind-Ore) and Young (R-ND). centered upon authority for flexible and lower supports on basic crops and dairy products. They predicted these would sharpen the downtrend in farm in- ccmes and help elect a Democratic See FARM on Page 20 MAIL POLIO REQUESTS — Shown mailing letters to citizens . of. the area seeking support for an emergency. March of Dimes polio fund drive are (left to right) Billy Sam Hanley, Bobby Glen Graham, Wayne Honeycutt, Patsy Caldwell, Jeanette Gurley, Gin Whatley, Carol Dowdy and Peggy Elledge. Some 10,000 of the letters went into the mails to county residents this week, County Chapter Chairman Elbert S. Johnson said yesterday. "This mail appeal will be the only solicitation made, and we urge everyone to respond. Those wishing to contribute who do not receive a letter should mail contributions to Polio Drive, care of the Blytheville Post Office," Mr. Johnson said. (Courier News Photo) Anti - Red Bill GOP Leader Seeks Bi-Partisan Plan By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California said today he thought it was still possible to reach a bi-partisan agreement on a much-tossed- about bill to ban the Communist party. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Silver Lining- Seen Here and There in Farm Cloud . . . Editorials . . . Page 6 ... . . . Chickasaws Get Equipment Tomorrow; First Practice Starts Friday . . . 525,000 Expenditure Slated for Big Lake by Game and Fish Commission . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9 ... . . . Half Sprite, Half Woman: Audrey "Could Charm a Shake," But Shyness Is Her Biggest Problem . . . Third in a Series . . . Page 3 ... . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . Page 7 ... Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and hot this afternoon tonight and Thursday with only a few isolated thundershowers in extreme north tonight. MISSOURI— Fair south, partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers north this afternoon and tonight; cooler north tonight; Thursday fair southwest and extreme south, partly cloudly elsewhere with scattered thundershowers northeast and east-central. Minimum this morning— 77. Maximum yesterday— 105. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:23 Sunset today— 6:45 Mean temperature (midway between high nn<! low )— 91 Prftclpltatlon Jan, 1 to this <late Thjs Date Last Year Maximum yesterday— 87 Minimum this morning— 68 Precipitation January 1 to date— 34.76 Youths Admit Savage Assaults 'for Thrill' NEW YORK (AP) — Four youths, who authorities said "got a kick out of'seeing blood flow," have been charged with prowling Brooklyn parks at night and wantonly torturing almost anyone they found. At least two persons were Buchanan Heads Chest Board Nelson Is Named Vice Chairman; Jones Elected Treasurer Toler Buchanan yesterday was elected chairman of the Blytheville Community Chest Board, succeeding Dr. James C. Guard. Frank Nelson was elected vice chairman and Riley Jones was named treasurer. Three new board members, Keith Bilbrey, Gil Smythe and J. L. Westbrook, Jr., also were elected. Mr. Jones succeeds Fred Warren, who has served as treasurer of the Chest Board since it was organized 14 years ago. Holdover board members include L. E. Old, Alvin Huffman, Jr., and R. M. Logan. A committee composed of Mr. Old, Mr. Westbrook and Mr. Logan was appointed to name a fund drive chairman. The goal for the 1954 fund campaign and the date it will begin will be set after a drive chairman has been named. Crucial Talks Open. On French EDC Plans Twice yesterday administration + leaders were rebuffed, first by the Senate and then by the House, in their efforts to keep out of the measure a provision making Communist party membership a crime. The double setback was a surprise upset for Republican leaders after they had engineered a move that only the day before put the bill through • the House in a form satisfactory to President Eisenhower. With Congress now rushing toward adjousnment Knowland told newsmen he was pinning his hopes on a Senate-House conference committee to work out a compromise agreeable all around. In its present form, after shuttling back and tfhrobetween the House and Senate amid charges of "politics," the bill would: (1) Depsive Communist-infiltrated labor unions of any legal standing before the National Labor Re- BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Leaders of the six Euro-j lations Board; (2) strip the com- pean army nations came to the Belgian capital today forjmunist party of ail legal rights; crucial talks on the French demands imperiling the projected * European Defense Community. US May Pull 3 Divisions From Korea From all sides opposition mounted to French Premier Pierre Mendes-France's proposals for major the army plan of much of its supranational aspect. All argue the amendments would require new revisions in the EDC treaty. But parliamentary approval by the four reports from Paris said Mendes- France would tell his colleagues at the foreign ministers' conference opening here tomorrow that only his .new European army-plan could be approved by the French National Assembly. Doubt Expressed Many observers doubted that an acceptable formula could be worked out for the six-nation army in which a rearmed West Germany would pool her troops with those of France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. U.S. officials in Washington already have expressed fears that the long-nurtured EDC plan, first proposed in October 1950 by France's then defense minister, Rene Pleven, is doomed. So far the five other EDC nations have given evidence of nothing but opposition to the French proposals. Critics contend they rob Communist party illegal, punishable by five years in jail and a 810,000 fine. The outlawing of Communist party membership was first written into the bill in the Senate in a move spearheaded by Democrats who have heard some Republican orators call their party soft on communism. Atty. Gen. Brownell has contended this would interfere with, if not wreck, the enforcement of present Communist-control laws which rely on a more indirect approach such as the 1950 Internal Security (McCarran) Act and the 1940 Smith Act. nations—all but Italy and France— which have ratified the pact. The The West Germans consider the proposals raise new discrimina- tior-s .against them. Would Allow Withdrawal Mendes-France was reported ready to answer the critics with the argument that even a much- modified army plan is better than no army at all, and that the EDC pact as now drafted cannot win approval in his National Assembly. The Mendes-France amendments among other things, would allow any members to withdraw from EDC if American and British troops were pulled out of Europe, limit the EDC treaty's length to that of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, forbid the stationing of German troops on French soil and withhold final French ratification pending a new try at settlement with Russia of the German Reds underground, make martyrs Many Convicted The internal security law requires all subversive organizations i 'to register with the government. to l ° resi;aii Many top - echelon Communists have been convicted undes the WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomatic sources said today the United States is considering withdrawing three divisons from the Korean mainland but a Pentagon spokesman said, "The Army has no knowledge of an early withdrawal of troops from Korea." Officials of the South Korean National Assembly reported in Seoul, however, that this nation plans to take three of its six divisions out of Korea by the end of the year. Diplomatic officials in Washington, declining the use of their names, said that-there has not yet been any firm decision on the matter. Philip Han, minister from the Republic of Korea, said Korean officials here have been conferring wita rop men at the Pentagon and the State Department in an effort any such withdrawal of troops. Harm Feared Smith Act, which makes it a crime to teach or advocate forcible overthrow of the government. The administration says making Communist party membership directly punishable would only drive the question. Bids Invited for AFB Warehouse Project of them, and wash out years of anti-Communist effort under existing laws. The genate bill, first passed last week 85-0, was revised in the House Monday after administration prodding to take out the part making membership in the Communist party illegal. Han said the withdrawal of any U.S. troops would '"harm the morale" of South Koreans and would be "strategically wrong" in view of what he called the buildup of Communist forces in North Korea. State Department officials declined to make an immediate public statement. Inquiries were referred to the Pentagon, where a flat "ye^" or "no" could not be obtained. Gen. Matthew Ridgway, Army j chief ot staff, has gone on record The House substituted a provi- as declaring any substantial weak- sion to deprive the party of all its ' ening of U.S. ground strength in slain, authorities said. Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Edward S. Silver said yesterday the youths admitted beating and kicking a man to death, horsewhipping teenage girls and torturing a vagrant and throwing him into the East. River. Silver said the youths, ranging from 15 to 18 years of age, apparently had no reason for the crimes except the thrill they got. Pleasure and Hatred They "committed crimes for out of seeing blood flow," Silver said. Two of them were charged with murder, one with felonious assault and the fourth, because of his age, with juvenile delinquency. The four were nabbed early yesterday after a passerby told police he had just seen four boys beat a man in Lou Sobel park. They confessed to the crimes after questioning. Silver said. Thoir orgy started on Aug. 6, attacked Rheinhold Ulrickson, 43, a homeless and destitute alcoholic, beating and kicking him to insensibility. He died 12 hours later at Greenpoint Hospital. Last Monday, Silver continued, they raided Washington park where they beat two elderly men. Later that night they waylaid and horsewhipped two young' girls. The whip was seized by police in the home of one of the youths. Burned Feet Silver -said that after that the Fee Rejected By Counsel For McCarthy WASHINGTON (ff) — Counsel for Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) rejected today the fee—perhaps as large as $10,000—a Senate committee investigating charges against McCarthy had set aside for him. "It is not consonant to be serving the employ of the committee that's trying Sen. McCarthy," Edward Bennett Williams, the Washington lawyer who will defend McCarthy, said in an interview. The committee itself, created to examine charges that McCarthy should be censured for conduct allegedly unbecoming a senator, hired former Republican Congressman E. Wallace Chadwick, 67, of Chester, Pa., as its counsel, to start work immediately. On another front the Senate Investigations subcommittee scheduled morning and afternoon meetings in its efforts to hammer out a verdict on the already completed McCarthy-Army hearings. Silver said, when two of the gang)juvenile delinquency. gang set upon a Negro sleeping on a bench, who had no shoes or socks on. They burned his feet with lighted cigarettes, beat him unconscious, dragged him to the East River and threw him into the water. The man, who has not been identified, apparently drowned. Charged with homicide in the Ulricfcson death were Melvin Mittman and Jerome Lieberman, both 17. Jack Koslow, 18, accused of _ _ _. r _, felonious assault and Robert Nations, moved into the No. 3 post! olution, was taken >3y the board Trachtenbere. 15. was charged with ! of the permanent U.S. delegation!Thursday but announcement was UN Delegate Homed UNITED NATIONS. N, V. (.-PI Brig. Gen. C. Stanton Babcock, 50- year-old veteran of war in the Pacific and diplomacy in the United election ballots. But when the to Col district of the Corps of Engineers. This work will involve the re-, quired to begin work within 10 j habitation of six 48 by 192 foot i calendar days after receipt of writ- j one-story warehouses for general ten notice to proceed and must < aD nro*ch " storage purposes and will include complete the project within ^101 a P vder-putf appro ch. installation drainage. of pipe culvert for j calendar days. Meanwhile Also included in this project will be grading, mulching and turfing bids on about 53,000,000 worth of paving for run- it left the party membersnip un- toucned. Senate Version Accepted Author of the original Senate of the areas around the buildings for dust and erosion control. said they were inclined to interpret the reports as meaning the United States might be planning to move some troops from South Korea to nearby Okinawa. Facilities are being developed on that 'sland. wrested from the Japanese in World War II, to house substantial U.S. forces. Diplomatic officials in Washington said, however, that if the i lands. wav, taxixvay and parking apron i amendment to outlaw Communist extensions are scheduled" to be I party membership, Humphrey of-, opened at ' D m Sept 1 at the : fered the same provision again, troops are moved trom Korea, they Rehabilitation of the structures j C Q rDS O f Engineers office in Lit-1 Over the objections of Republican : might be sent to the Hawaiian Is- will include new asbestos siding, \ t}Q ~ RQC ^ ° \ See REDS on Page 20 n«^c. insulation, windows, doors, heating j —__ systems, wiring, roofing and re- ^ pairing and replacing of structural framing members. The complete renovation of the buildings is expected to cost anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 the Corps of Engineers said. Invitations for bids are scheduled to be issued by the Engineers tomorrow. The successful bidder will be re- County REA Holds Annual Meet Here Members and officials of the Mississippi County Electric Co-Operative, Inc., held their annual meeting today at Walker Park. Principal speaker was Harry Oswald, head- of the state REA organization. Heading the agenda for the business session was election of board members to serve for the ensuing year. Little Rock Junior College To fie Four-Year School LITTLE ROCK tf) - Little Rock Junior College will become a four- year school next year and will be known as Donaghey College, the college board announced today. The action, in the form of a res- i to the U.N. today. I withheld until today. ALL'S IX READINESS — Eloise Richardson prepares a produce display as she joins other sales persons over Blytheville in preparing for tomorrow's beginning of Blytheville Value Days, The 'event, under sponsorship of Chamber of Commerce, offers shopper* midsummer rtlues. This is the third of this year's sericc and th* special buys advertised in today's Courier Newt will be available Thursday, Fridmj *ad S*tut<» day. (Courier Newi Photo)

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