The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 27, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 27, 1954
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PAGB fifJHT (ARK.) COtraiER NEW* SATURDAY. AUGUST IT, If M Red China's Voice Booms But No Sign Of Invasion Buildup By FRED HAMPSON HONG KONG (AP) — Red China's propaganda voice booms bitterly against Formosa these days yet there is no evidence of an invasion buildup. Persons in a position to know say the Reds still seem to lack ships and gear for a big amphibious move. This invasion talk could be a kind of diversionary music. It already has served to widen ' the disagreement between Britain and the United States over Formosa, specially over including Formosa in a Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. And it has drawn attention away from Peiping's Southeast Asia plans, including the Thai autonomy maneuver sparked by the sudden reappearance of Thailand's former Premier Pridi Phanomy- on #- Pridi, held in much respect in Thailand despite his defection to Communist China, is heading the Yunnan Thai autonomous movement in Bed China. Peiping denies the Thailand Foreign Ministry's charge that the free Thai movement is a plot to invade. This Thai country is a land of plots within plots within plots. It is all very strange to Westerners—as strange as was the name of Dien Bien Phu not long ago. I Continued from Page 1 Before five years go by it could become a most personal concern of many Americans and British. This is what happened down in the four-nation Thai junction while everybody was busy watching Korea or Indochina or Pyongyang or Geneva: In the mountains of Burma, Indochina, Thailand and South China are may tribes that have retained semi-autonomous status through the ages. One of the largest is the Thais (pronounced ties). About two years ago the Chinese Communists formed their own special "thai autonomous district" in the stretch of country where Yunnan dips down between Burma and Indochina and almost touches Thailand. The autonomy was well supervised by commissars from Peiping. Red army units were stationed there. Military roads were built as well as road and rail links to Kunming. At the -same time the Vietminh Communists in Indochina infiltrated the Thais in Laos and Tonkin. Pridi, a Thailand Socialist who fell from power in 1949 and took refuge in Red China,, emerged after Geneva as a Red spearhead for the infiltration of Thailand. He spoke against the "reactionary regime 1953, by Marine Marion Carl in a .rocket D558-IT, was 83,235 feet. _ . | in. Bangkok" and emphasized nan i <?i^" I tionalist aspirations. This is a uougias &8y " standardized beginnig of Commu- MAJ. MURRAY said as he went to record altitudes areas of the earth covered with dry grass turned- bright straw colors." And the greens of vegetation looked olive drab. But the brightness was the most notable experience. Early in a series of "about 10" high altitude flights the sun was so bright "I was not able to read the data pad fastened to my knee." the major noted. On later flights this situation was improved by using data pads printed on dark backgrounds. "The flight was of great value," he declared. "It enabled us to collect data not available before." While not permitted to talk of equipment, Maj. • Murray said the plane ran into problems not previously encountered or expected. nist softening up processes in Asia. Plainly Pridi -had been picked by Peiping to head the autonomous Thais in China because he was so well esteemed in Thailand as a liberal nationalist. Negro Deaths Obituary Jock Spradley Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow for Jack Spradley, 60. in Memphis yesterday MASKED WITNESS — "Mr. Z", wearing a black mask to hide his ' features, testified before a Congressional subcommittee in Cleveland that Russians raped his young daughter 27 times in April, 1945, when the Communists took over his native land, Hungary. The subcommittee permitted the mask, to protect members of his family still under Red rule. (AP Wirephoto) Services who died morning, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene E. Canestrari, assisted by the Rev H T. Kidd. Mr. Spradley, a barber, was a long-time Blytheville resident, later moving to Memphis to make his home. He was born in Dyersburg, Tenn. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louise Bachan of Chicago, 111.; two sons, B. M. Spradley and James Spradley of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Freeman of Blytheville and Mrs. W. E. Harlan of Ripley, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Virgil Williams, Bob Gwynn, Fred Boyett, Earl Damon, Audie Peak and Harvey Hart. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. FARM Sam James j Sam James, 54, of Luxora diec last night at John Gaston Hospita in Memphis after a brief illness. farm near Luxora. Funeral services are incomplete HE HINTED control was difficult in the thin air of high altitudes. The XIA is a bullet-like craft capable of a speed of at least 1,650 m.p.h. The major has been doing his experimental flying at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He is in Dayton as projects officer for the National Aircraft Show Sept. 4-6. A native of Cresson, Pa., he rode horses in the Cavalry as an enlisted man in 1939. He shifted to the Air Force during World War n and flew 50 combat missions in North Africa. Maj. Murray is married and the father of four children. pending the arrival of relatives Horne Funeral Home is in charge He is survived by a daughter Mazella James of Chicago, 111.; a brother, Robert James of Luxora and a sister, Rosabel James of Chicago. Seven Killed in Riots BOMBAY, India UP) — A government announcement today said seven persons were killed and 19 injured Friday in Gulbarga, Hy- derabad State, during Hindu-Moslem riots caused by hoisting of a Moslem Pakistani flag over a Hindu temple. State FHA Head Quits LITTLE ROCK Uf> — J. V. Highfill has resigned as state director of the Farmers Home Administration. He had held the position for 14 years. News Executive Dies RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (#> — Richard Manson, 53, general manager of the New York Post, died last night at the home of friends here. A medical examiner said death (Continued from Page 1-) 'resident was satisfied. On dairy supports, the Senate xtended authority to retain the educed 75 per cent levels, elimi- ating increases voted by the House and the Senate Agriculture Committees. But it accepted a number of louse dairy provisions intended to oost consumption and aid the airy industry. These include spending of 50 aillion dollars a year until June 0, 1956, to increase milk consump- on by school children; giving utter and cheese surpluses to the armed forces and Veterans' Administration; and provision of 15 million a year to speed up eradication of the cattle disease brucel- losis. One novel administration proposal for dealing with surpluses won easy congressional acceptance. It is a 2 l / 2 billion dollar "set aside" of surplus wheat, cotton and dairy products from crops of this and prior years. Surplus set Aside That surplus must move outside normal trade or market channels without disrupting them, for such as foreign and domestic relief, barter, or experimental purposes. Another novel provision will set up special production or incentive payments for the lagging domestic wool industry. Under it wool producers will be encouraged to mar- cet their product and then receive he special payment determined by he secretary. This is expected t o end the movement of domestic wool into ;overnment storage while cheaper oreign imports were consued. The House insisted upon putting a ceiling on these wool payments and a four-year time limit on the program, despite administration tpposition. J. M. Buchanan Rites Conducted Services for J. M. Buchanan, 66, of Morrilton were conducted this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Pamosa Baptist Church at Center Ridge. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Buchanan, former Blytheville resident, died Wednesday night at his home after a long illness. He -had been engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife; two sons, George Buchanan of Akron, Ohio and Vincen Buchanan of Center Ridge; three daughters, Mrs. Silvia Shaffer of Little Rock, and Jessie Audry and Kathy Buchanan, both of Moralton; brother, W. C. Buchanan of Blytheville; two sisters, Mrs. Ludie Hay of Senath, Mo., Mrs. Perla Murdaugh of Blytheville; a half-brother, J. C. Buchanan of Osceola; a half-sister, Monder Hammond of Neboville, Tenn., and six grandchildren. Parents Want Siamese Twins Separated LITTLE ROCK GP)—The parents of the Johnson Siamese • twins say they want doctors to operate regardless of the risk. The couple told doctors here late yesterday that they wanted the girls to be operated on if there is the slightest chance for success. STREAMLINERS OF THE 1800'S — Antique engines are paraded in the Baltimore, Md., railroad yards during a color television show reconstructing the historic events in locomotive annals. At top is the original of the John Hancock, built in 1836. In the center is a replica of the Lafayette, one of the first steam engines with a horizontal boiler, and at the bottom is the original Thatcher Perkins, a 10-wheel type of engine which was used to haul passenger trains over the steep grades of the Alleghenies. 2 Government Ice-Breakers Cut New 'Northwest Passage' WASHINGTON W— Two government ice breakers have pioneered a "Northwest Passage," cutting through a frozen barrier on the shortest all-water route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A longer route tnrough the vast ice fields north of the Arctic Circle — sought by explorers since the days of Columbus — was navi- However, no been made. Physicians definite decision has here said yesterday that they believed the twins could be separated. The Negro girls, Connie and Bonnie, were born about one month Johnson and wife The doctors said Virgil Bluff, the operation ago to of Pine might leave both girls with an abnormal heart condition. Thev are joined other. at the chest, facing each Other provisions in the catch-all arm act include: A shift of agricultural attaches was due to a cerebral hemorrhage, j assigned to foreign nations from Tax Collections Up WASHINGTON W— The 48 stat governments increased their ta collections nearly 5 per cent in th 1954 fiscal year. CHECK MISSILES BY CABLE -Now m operation is a new submarine cable almost 1000 miles long, between Cape Canaveral, Fla.. and Grand Turk Island, in the Bahamas. As black line on map shows, it iollows the path of the Air Force's guided missile test range southeast ol the Bahamas. The cable is being used to facilitate the analysis of missile flight data It was designed, made and installed in a cooperative project b> Bel) Telephone Laboratories, Western Electric and AT & T , especially for the Air Research and pevelopment Command of the Air Force. supervision and control of the state department to the Agriculture Department. Congressmen say this will improve exports of U.S. farm surpluses. A two-year extension of the basic farm act, including authority for controls, price supports and conservation payments, beyond the end of this year. Added to List Addition of grapefruit and several vegetables to the list of products eligible for federal marketing orders and agreements. These allow controls were limited to planting on acreage allotments by removing marketing controls which never ha% r e been used. 12 States Eliminated The "commercial" area for wheat in which controls, penalties and high supports apply was limited to states with an annual production of more than 25,000 acres. This eliminates 12 states. Wheat farmers who summer fallow, or do not plant, part of their acreage would get special consideration in allocation of reduced acreages. The secretary of agriculture was directed to consider drought and geographical conditions in his regulations applying to use of land diverted under production ocn- trols. Any person who knowingly harvests more than his allotted share of any crop under control could Although the U.S. ships didn't make the complete passage from one ocean to the other, they plowed their way through the only major obstacle to such a trip. Announcement of the historic voyages was made yesterday by the Navy. It said the Navy ice breaker Burton Island and the Coast Guard's North Wind were the first to push their way through McClore Strait, connecting the Arctic Ocean and Viscount Melville Sound. The new route is choked with heavy ice fles and will have no commercial value. But it does make a significant achievement for science and exploration — and, doubtless, for military authorities concerned with that part of the Western Hemisphere closest to Soviet Russia. The first water passage north of Canada was made via a different route by Capt. Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer. Amundsen's voyage, including exploratory stopovers, took more than three years and was completed 48 years ago. Just five years after Columbus discovered the "New World," the Englishman John Cabot tried to get around it and reach Asia by sailing west from Europe. He got as far as the coast of Labrador. Jacques Cartier, the Frenchman, thought he found the route in 1534 but was many miles in error. He sailed up the St. Lawrence River as far as the rapids beyond Montreal. Other attempts included those by Martin Frobisher, Sir Francis Drake and Henry Hudson. Before the middle of the 17th Century, however, the quest was all but abandoned. Capt. James Cook, the English naval officer, renewed the hunt in 1778 but was thwarted by ! a wall of Arctic ice rising 12 feet | above the water and stretching as far as the eye could see Although stretches of the Gobi Desert are absolutely without rain, water may be found in wells with- 25 feet of the surface, accord- ng to the Encyclopedia Britannica. benefit payments that have averaged 250 million dollars in recent years for farmers complying with production controls. producers to control quality and ' lose his soil conservation payments quantity of their products going to [for the year. These are the farm market and so improve prices and income. The secretary could require foreign producers of fruits and vegetables shipped to this country to omply with marketing orders and agreements applying to domestic production of these same products. Addition of white or Irish pota- ;oes to the list of farm products eligible for government price supports at from zero to 90 per cent, as determined by the secretary. otatoes had been banned from my supports for several years fter loss of more than 500 million dollars on past programs. An increase in the supply levels f corn and wheat before planting nd other production controls can perate. Corn was raised from 10 o 15 per cent above estimated nor- nal supplies and wheat from 15 20 per cent above normal, be- ore controls will be considered. The base period for determining he national and individual corn reduction was cut from the most ecent 10 years to five years. Corn For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473 Jl The Rev. Harold Ray REVIVAL Tomato Baptist Church Now Through Sept. 3 Hear Rev. Harold Ray Good Gospel Preaching JACK TAPP—Pianist EDWIN BARGER—Singer Evening Services 7:45 P.M. VICKIE'S SHOPPE 330 So. Division St. Blytheville ATTENTION MOTHERS: Vickie's Shoppe, 330 South Division St., will be open Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 31, for a sale of merchandise. Retail Only at V-2 Price The Balance of Merchandise Will Be Sold at PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises WED., SEPI. 1 at 1 p.m. Baby Clothes Beautiful Fixtures Dresses, Show Cases Jackets, Mirrors Shoes Clothing for all aged child Novelities ren to 6 years Furniture Lamps, Fans Rugs Adding Machine And Many Other Items (Merchandise left over from retail sale will be sold item by item at Wednesday's auction. For Information Call Rose Sales Co. 3-4596 Sale Handled By F. E. (Bud) Rose An organizational meeting will be held at the Osceola courthouse Monday at 7:30 p.m. to register qualified Air Force Reserve Officers in Mississippi County for participation in paid training classes, according to Col. Wendell M. Phillips of Blytheville. IKE Continued from Page 1 farmers in relation to the costs of the things they buy. Sen. Mundt (R-SD), who is running for reelection, has promised to seek legislation to restore rigid supports, which Other Congress wwre war-born, members have levels than the new act provides. At first the President and Benson Flight B of the 9855th Reserve pressed for the 75-90 flexible range Squadron will participate in the on the five basic crops. But when special training program, meeting I the House approved a compromise two nights a month beginning in September. Reservists who attend the meetings will be paid at a rate of one day's pay for each two-hour meeting attended. Reserve officers who wish to participate in the program and desire information may contact Col. Phillips at his home in Blytheville. COUNCIL (Continued from Page 1) was drafted by the Committee on Responsible Society. It is divided into three sections. The first section, dealing with economic polices, was approved. Action on the other two sections was deferred until today. Bishop John Peter of Hungary, a delegate from behind the Iron •urtain who is here on a limited risa, told the Assembly before the vote was taken that the Hungarian delegation would vote for the report. In apparent reference to the sec- d section, which discusses tension between Communist and noncommunist peoples in mild terms, e stated the report is a "new starting point" toward better understanding between churches of he West and of the Soviet-dominated sphere. The Assembly also endorsed, in effect, a report on the convention's main theme: "Christ — The hope if the World." The report stresses Christian onfidence both in spreading Jhrist's ideals in this world .and lope for a perfect "kingdom" after 'hrist's second coming. That action still is subject to a onfirming vote after minor revi- ions in wording. of 821.2-90 for only next year, the made similar pledges. The President has said he will be knocking on the door of the new Congress for some legislation he didn't get this year. He mentioned in this category a proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18, revision of the Tait-Hartley Labor Relations [Act and extension of the recipro- i cal trade agreements program to* ! gether with new tariff cutting authority. The old Congress left some problems for the new one to cope with. The lawmakers will have to decide before April on revision of excise taxes rates and on whether to continue corporation taxes at the present 52 per cent level. And before this fiscal year ends next June 30, they will have to make up their minds on whether to raise permanently the legal debt limit. At the request of the Treasury Department. Congress voted a temporary six billion dollar increase in the debt limit to 181 billions. This expires June 30, 1955. Eisenhower is likely to propose again that Congress provide for a federal reinsurance program to encourage private health insurance plans to offer broader protection to more families. Statehood bills for Hawaii, which the President supported, and for Statehood bills for Hawaii,- which the President supported, and for Alaska, which he opposed, are virtually certain to be introduced again. With the election over, revival also is likely in January for a measure to raise the salaries of members of congress, the chief justice of the United States and other federal judges. Forty-five nations were allied with the United States in World War n. We ve Moved From 101 East Main to 100 WEST MAIN (Just Across the Street) CITY DRUG CO. Robert I. (Pete) Thompson Owner Cones 5c & lOc Dispensed Directly From Our Own Machines or in Pints & Quarts KREAM KASTLE Drive In PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET We Deliver Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick Cangres* Passe* FARM IRRIGATION BILL NOTICE: Irrigation loans by Act of ConfreM Bill signed by President on Augnrt 2*. W. D. COBB Civil Engineer—County Surveyor Will make a topographic survey, detailed plan and **rt for your contemplated Irrigation or rice flooding Phono 3-6224 CONSULTING ENGINEER

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