The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 23, 1954
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MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1954 The 83rd Congress President Won 3 of 4 Foreign Aid Battle with Congress First in series of articles reviewing the session of Congrct* ju»t ended. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower won three of his big foreign aid battles with Congress. He lost a fourth, which may hamper severely Ms policies for tightening U. S. relations with Allied countries. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Here is the record: 1. Foreign trade. Eisenhower's major setback. Congress balked at the President's program for lowering tariffs to encourage Allied and friendly nations to trade with the United States. Eisenhower succeeded in getting mainly a simple Commodity And Stock Markets- (11:M quotation* ) Oct ...... 3408 3409 3402 3402 Dec ........ 3437 3437 3431 3431 Mch ........ 3455 3457 3453 3454 May ........ 3474 3477 3473 3475 New Orleans Cotton Oct ........ 3408 3409 3401 3401 Dec ........ 3436 3437 3431 3433 Mch ........ 3461 3461 3455 3457 May ........ 3475 3478 3473 3476 Chicago Soybeans Sept ... 315 J / 2 317 308 3071/2 Nov ... 269 269% 267 268 Jan ... 272V 4 273 270% 271'A Mch ... 275% 276 273 273% Chicago Wheat Sept ... 212% 212% 210% 211 Dec ... 215% 215% 214% 214% Chicago Corn Sept ... 1631/2 163% 162% 163% Dec ... 154 154 153 Ntw York Stocks A T and "I' 174 1-2 Amer Tobacco 58 5-8 Anaconda Copper '39 1-8 Beth Steel 761-2 Chrysler 60 1-8 Coca-Cola 116 1-4 Gen Electric 44 Gen Motors 82 1-8 Montgomery Ward 79 N Y Central 21 1-2 Int Harvester 32 5-8 Republic Steel 61-78 Radio 333-4 Socony Vacuum 45 3-8 Studebaker 18 7-8 Standard of N J 95 3-8 Corp Texas Sears U S Steel Sou Pac 74 69 7-8 53 1-2 47 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. LB—(USDA) — Hogs 9,500; fairly active; 180 Ib steady to 15 lower; lighter weights steady to 25 higher; sows 25-50 higher; some light weights 75 higher; choice 200-250 Ib 23.25-35; few loads choice No. 1 and 2 23.50; heavier weights scarce; small lots 250-270 Ib 22.50-23.25; 170-190 Ib 22.50-23.00, few 23.25; 150-170 Ib 21.50-22.50; 120-140 Ib 19.50-21.00; sows 400 Ib down 19.0020.75," mostly 20.50 down; few loads mostly "under 300 Ib 21.00-25; heavier sows 16.50-18.50; boars 10.00-16.50. Cattle 8,000; calves 1,800; little done on steers early; few good and choice steady at 20.00-22.50; heifers and mixed yearlings opening mod- eratelyactive ; generally steady; good and choice 19.00-22.00; few 22.50; cows draggy; some early sales steady at week's close; utility and commercial 9.50-11.50; canners and cutters 7.00-9.50; light shells as low as 6.00; bulls 50 lower; utility and commercial 12.00-13.50; canner and cutter bulls 8.50-11.50; v e a 1 e r s and calves steady; few high choice and prime vealers 20.00-21.00; good and choice 16.00-19.00; commercial and low good 12.00-15.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 12.00-16.00. extension for one year of his bill to negotiate tariff-cutting trade treaties but none of the new authority he asked to lower tariffs through such treaties. Diplomats attached great significance to the record in this issue because American foreign aid programs, aside from military, are rapidly coming to an end and other countries are worrying about where necessary dollars will be obtained. 2. Foreign aid. Congress voted a total of $2,781,000,000 for the current 12 months period—it was around 700 million dollars less than the nearly 3V 2 billions requested by the President. No Crippling: Administration officials indicated the cuts were not crippling, however, and would not be interpreted by foreign governments as evidence that the United States was withdrawing into a Shell. Other governments constantly look to congressional action for evidence as to whether the legislators are on the whole supporting the President's program of "partnership" with friendly countries. About 80 per cent of the total for foreign aid is for military purposes. 3. Atomic. The President registered possibly his greatest victory on this issue. He gained authority, although not all he asked, to transfer to America's allies in Europe secret information about the effects of atomic weapons and such information as size, weight and shape of these weapons. Officials said this would enable the United States to bring military thinking of countries like France and Italy out of World War n concepts into the concepts of the atomic age. The President also won authority to assist cooperating countries like Belgium, which furnishes atomic raw materials to the United States, to build up atomic industry. 4. Bricker amendment. Eisenhower won a tough fight when the Senate declined to go for the constitutional amendment put forward by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) to restrict presidential powers to make international agreements. There was a fifth great issue which never was officially presented to .Congress although members spent many an hour making speeches on the subject—how to save Southeast Asia from Communist conquest. The program of legislation turned out by Congress will have a long-range important bearing on U.S. foreign relations aside from immediate effects. Period of Transition This is a period of transition in relationships with other countries. In General the United States is cleaning up eight years of efforts to promote the economic recovery and stability of other countries. Nations like Britain and France are b«,ck on their feet—at least to the extent that American dollar grants can get them there. In underdeveloped countries of Asia and Africa, American policy increasingly emphasizes Point Four assistance—the relatively inexpensive program of teaching other people how to grow more food and make more goods. For the big Western European producing countries and for Japan, the great issue now is this: Can they get from United States foreign trade, either directly or indirectly, the dollars which formerly got into international monetary channels by way of American aid? Obituary If they cannot, must they look to Russia and Red China for a greater trade volume or is there sufficient volume among the free nations without an expanded American market? Insofar as U.S. political policy goes, this comes down to saying that the degree of cooperation, the solidarity of the Western front against Soviet communism will stand in the long run on the foundation of the dollars and cents relationships of buying and selling. That conviction is held in the State Department from top to bottom. It has been reflected from time to time in President Eisenhower's calls for a greater volume of foreign trade. Foreign governments realize that Congress holds the key to this. What Congress did in the present session will therefore have a far- reaching influence on the plans of Allied and friendly nations. In the first year of his administration, Eisenhower asked and received from Congress a one-year extension of the reciprocal trade agreements program. Looking to the future, he appointed a special jommission headed by industrialist Clarence Randall to study the whole problem of foreign trade. This year, the President took the commission's majority report as a basis for recommendations to Congress aimed at expanding trade. House leaders resisted and, in the end, the President obtained instead another one-year extension of the trade act. It meant little beyond keeping alive the principle of reducing tariffs by getting reciprocal cuts in tariffs of other countries. As a practical matter, the President's authority to make cuts at home has been practically exhausted through the conslusion of agreements to earlier years. The President also obtained a modified version of legislation he had asked for simplification of U.S. customs procedures—something that has exercised foreign businessmen and governments for years. But again Congress wrote in requirements which the administration regarded merely as slowing down the whole simplification process. Senate Paymaster Sfioots Wife, Kills Self WASHINGTON (£1—The Senate's 45-year-old paymaster, Joseph C. Ellis shot, and wounded his wife yesterday, then killed himself, police reported. A son, Joseph 17, said he believed his father had overworked during the long Senate sessions before adjournment. As financial clerk he handled Senate expenses and a payroll for about 2,000 persons. Leonard Stevens Dies; Rites Today Services for Leonard Stevens, 72, of Hightower community near Luxora, who died at the home of a son in Peach Orchard Saturday morning, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene Schultz. Mr. Stevens, who had been ill for four years, had lived in Hightower since the first of the year, moving there from Peach Orchard. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Daisy Stevens of Hightower; three sons, Cecil Stevens of Peach Orchard, Cleatus Steven* and Lawrence Stevens, both of Luxora; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Henley of Luxora, Mrs. Vernie Price of Ravenden and Mrs. Ophie Edwards of Altheimer; one sister, Mrs. Lula Home of Tremont, Miss.; two brothers, Henry Stevens of Winter Garden, Ha., and Rester Stevens of of Tremont, Miss.; and 18 grandchildren. Burial was in. Dogwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. William Shewey Rites Conducted Services for William Shewey, 76, of Holland, who died Friday night in a hospital, at Mt. Vernon, Mo., were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Holland Church of Christ by Truman House. Mr. Shewey, who was born in Kentucky, came to the area when a young man and had lived in the Holland vicinity for 50 years. He had been admitted to the Mt. Vernon hospital in June of this year. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Shewey; one brother, Rush Shewey of San Antonio, Tex., and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Walker of Predonia, Ky. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele, with Holt Funeral Home of Blytheville in charge. Rites Conducted For Lula Cook Services for Mrs. Lula Dickson Cook, 68, who died at the home of her son, Leslie Johnson, near Osceola, were conducted this afternoon at the Keiser Baptist Church by the Rev? Mr. Womack. Burial was in Bassett Cemetary with Swift Funeral Home in charge. She is survived by another son, THEfR NOSE KNOWS—Cosmetic students Siegrid Loew, left, and 116 Gruber, both blindfolded, smell perfume-scented papers -in an attempt to identify different brands. It's all part of the examination required for graduation from the Frankfurt (Ger. many) Institute of Cosmetics. Revival Under Way At Promised Land The Rev. J. Harmon Holt of Jonesboro is guest speaker at a revival service conducted at Promised Land Methodist Church through this week, the Rev. Carl Burton, pastor, said this morning. Formerly of Blytheville, the Rev. Mr. Holt is pastor of the Huntington Methodist Church in Jonesboro. He will speak evenings at 7 o'clock through Sunday. Charlie Johnson of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Cooley of Middleton, Tenn.; and two brothers, Parker and John Stewart, both, of Memphis. Rites Held for Infant Services for Max Burris, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Burris of near Gosnell, who died at birth, were conducted at 4 p. m. today at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. M. D. Mabry. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, William, Donald, Gary and Kenneth Burris, all of Gosnell; and three sisters, Burnice Margie, and Oreathe Burris, all of Gosnell. CONFERENCE (Continued from Page I) sage last week to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, a key figure at the Brussels talks. "My belief," Churchill said then, "is that all will come out right in the end in one form'or another. . ." ..Adenauer himself declared yesterday,, after the talks broke down, that he was confident Mendes- France would win ratification of EDC in the French National Assembly debate to begin next Saturday. The French Premier already had told the Brussels group he was convinced the Assembly would reject the army plan unless the other five nations agreed to the sweeping revisions he demanded in the EDC treaty. Pratt Remmel Speaks Before State Jaycees ! LITTLS ROCK t/P)—Little Rock's j Republican Mayor Pratt Remmel, j considered to be a potential candidate for governor was greeted] by a three minute standing ovationj when he appeared at the quarterly i board meeting at the Arkansas: Junior Chamber of Commerce. I Remmel, who has not seated he! will be the Republican candidate j for either governor or representative, told the Jaycees that the "onej thing that would put me over inj the fall is prayer." He didn't ask the Jaycees fort votes, but he said he would "appre- j date" their prayers. The mayor will visit Saline County today, Grant County, Tuesday; Jefferson County, Wednesday; Prarie County, Thursday; and Lonoke County, Friday, sounding out voters. Candidates for state and federal offices will be nominated Saturday by the Republican Stare Committee. • Delegates to the Junior Chamber of Commerce convention in Atlanta next June will eat Southern fried chicken, courtesy of the Arkansas Jaycees, At the closing session of the state meeting, the Arkansas Jaycees voted to give away 15,000 pieces of fried chicken to publicize the state at the national convention. About 300 members, representing 23 Arkansas clubs, attended the convention, Mike Maloney of Fayetteville is president. PAQfc FIVE 1 i" U. S. Per Capita Income Up $65; Now $1,709 WASHINGTON (fl>) — Personal income in the United State! av«j> aged $1,709 per person last year— a $65 boost over 1952. Reporting this yesterday, tht Commerce Department said state* showing the biggest gains to 1951 were Michigan, Florida, South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana and Nevada, Individual income totals rose from 9 to 12 per cent in these states with Nevada, the highest, averaging $2.175 per person. Five "states reported lower per* sonal income in 1953 — Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho and Iowa. Mississippi showed a gain but still had the lowest individual averagt, $834. Personal income nationwide wa* lis:ed as totaling $270,577,000,000 in 1953 compared with $25«,091,000,000 the year before. REDS f. Pakistan to Get US Aid WASHINGTON L® — Flood- ravaged East Pakistan will get more American aid in an effort to stave off disease and rebuild food supplies. The State Department said an emergency assistance agreement would be signed here today. Continued from Page 1 to the two most important Bunde- stag committees after he was elected last September to the lower house. One committee has access to the most hush-hush plans of the National Defense Commission for raising an armed force of 500,000 men, either in a REuropean army or separately under NATO. The other committee, in dealing with all-German affairs, has been continually briefed on anti-Communist subversion organized by Western agents in the Soviet zone. Boh in Bonn and Hamburg, West Germany's largest city, political intimates of Schmidt-Wittmacfc hastened to disown him. All said they had been completely deceived by" his professed conservative views. Wesley Methodist Revival Begins A revival got under way l*Jl night at the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church here. The Rev. Bruce A. Grill, pwtot of St. Matthew's Methodist Church in Memphis is the evangelist leading the services. Services will begin at 7:46 eacH night and are open to the public. Red Infiltration Hit MANILA (£> — President Ramon Magsaysay, reported concerned over recent reports of Communiit infiltration of the Philippines, last night ordered the armed force* to round up an estimated 6,000 Uv donesians who have entered tbt country illegally. Red s Combat Religion . WASHINGTON W—The Xrwntta is fostering a new outpouring of antireligious books, pamphlet*, lectures and broadcasts in another drive against religious faith in Russia, the TJ. S. Information Ag* ency said yesterday. Too Much Bull DALLAS (JP) — A man who owns a young bull sought a peace bond against a neighbor woman who fired two shots at the animal, and missed. The woman testified she shot after the bull chased her to her porch, butted a car in her driveway, then butted a garbage can in her beck yard. The judge denied the peace bond and told the owner to keep his bull at home. Oscar Wilke called Sarah Bernhardt "'the Divine Sarah." HHpMWUPXWWVMMBM^^^^^^w.-wpiii" i i - " BOUNCY—Carol Jean Abn«r, t pretty acrobat, makts it look easy to reach back and grab a fcn'tful of her hair as she ap- p^:£ntly hangs from a beach ATTENTION TV & RADIO OWNERS Your television sets and radios require expert care and maintenance and that is our business— Guaranteed TV and Radio Service. We handle your TV and Radios with utmost care and they are insured while they are in our possession. You will find our prices are reasonable and that our service is prompt and courteous. We are in the REPAIR BUSINESS ONLY and have no other interest except to give our customers expert service at a price that is fair. We use only -the HIGHEST QUALITY replacement parts. Wilson's Radio & TV Service 114 South First in Ingram Bldg. V>hon« 3-4237 THE ENDLESS EASE he likes hard long as he doesn't have to do any! .The ENDLESS EASE is an advertising man who likes an ad program that "runs itself' - no matter what direction it runs in. He won't climb a sales peak ... rather flow down hill. He won't make a quick move... rather take a slow loss. Fortunately he's a rare creature - almost extinct in today's tough market. Most ad men today are probing deep. They're carefully weighing one market against the other — for product sales possibilities ... for competitive opportunities. And they're finding sales plums they never knew existed. And they're concentrating their advertising locally in the markets that show the most promise. Naturally they're turning to newspapers to cover those markets fast and fully. Because just about all the people in each market read the newspaper every day. Retailers know this, too. That's why they feature so strongly the products of manufacturers who advertise in the local newspaper. It's a partnership that moves merchandise in volume - and in a hurry-! That's why national advertisers upped their investment in newspapers 14.3% last year! All business is local... and so are all newspapent r>y BUREAU OF A^^^ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Mid pubUiiied in the iotere** of fullw y«dw**udiuf of acwjpapcn bj DL, * ^^

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