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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 133 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New» Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS- FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS ChineseRedsStrike Nationalist-Held Island Off Mainland Small Hit-and-Run Raid Claimed By Peiping Radio; 11 Killed TOKYO (AP) — Communist China today announced a small-scale hit-and-run raid on Quemoy, a Nationalist-held offshore island. There was no indication that it was a prelude to the Reds' loudly heralded threat of invasion of Formosa. Chinese Reds Back Down on Dare During Nightly Insult Period TAIPEH, Formosa (3>)—Chinese Nationalist troops on Quemoy and Communists on the mainland a few miles away exchange nightly insults through powerful loudspeakers set up on the beach. Nationalist sources reported this exchange the other night: R,eds — "Long live Chairman Mao." Nationalists—"Long live President Chiang." Reds—"You are running dogs of the aggressor Eisenhower and Wall Street." Nationalists—"You are running dogs of the Russian barbarians. We dare you to jest about the •Russians as we will about the Americans. Here goes: 'The Americans are foreign devils.' " Long silence. Reds: "You are running dogs of the American imperialists." Probe Ordered On Stale Utility Regulations Legislative Council Staff to Study - Rate Increase Phase LITTLE ROCK W— The Arkansas Legislative Council today ordered an investigation into procedure for permitting utility rate increases and other phases of utility regulation. The council staff will study mechanics used in other states "for allowing rate increases, what items of cost are allowed as operating expenses and the laws of the respective states pertaining to public utilities." One specific item listed for comparison is the Arkansas practice, established by a 1935 act. of permitting a utility to place a proposed rate increase into effect before a hearing by posting a bond guaranteeing refunds fi the increase A Peiping radio broadcast said 40 Communist soldiers made two separate landings on Quemoy Monday night, killing 11 Nationalist soldiers before pulling back to the mainland 15 miles away. Nationalist sources in Taipeh said the raid was one of several staged by the Reds in recent weeks to capture prisoners. They saic one Nationalist soldier was captured and the Reds lost one man taken prisoner. U.S. officials in Washington labeled the raid no more than a skirmish and pointed out that even the conquest of Quemoy would leave the Reds far from their goal of "liberating" Formosa. The Nationalist stronghold lies 100 miles across the Formosa Strait, guarded by the U.S. 7th Fleet and an American-equipped army. Attack Discounted For several weeks Peiping has been broadcasting almost daily threats to "liberate" Formosa and wipe out the Natiooalist regime of hiang Kai-shek. In advance of any invasion, the Reds would be expected to seize a chain of Nationalist-held off- ;hore islands running from Quemoy north to the Tachens, some 200 miles northwest of Formosa. However, U.S. military experts have discounted the possibility of a Red attack on Formosa and have pointed out that there has seen no large-scale Red troop buildup along the coast opposite he Nationalist island. U.S. sources in Tokyo said today hey regarded the Quemoy attack and recent threats to invade Fornosa as a propaganda campaign aimed at the, forthcoming Manila conference to map a Southeast Asia security agreement. These sources said the Reds are rying to show conference partici- lants that the United States will ;-o to war over Formosa and the igners of any defense pact would \e giving up any initiative in the matter. Dulles, Aides Won't Engage In Campaign FAMILIAR SCENE — Cotton is beginning to move again in Northeast Araknsas and Southeast Missouri and the above scene will be repeated over the area during the next three months. Pickers above are weighing up after picking this morning for W. A. East, just east of Blytheville on Highway 18. (Courier News Photo) Free Right-of-Way Key Baffle Imminent To State Road Priority LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Highway Commission yesterday gave top priority for improvement of the interstate system to sections where the state gets obstruction- free right of way without cost. Lowest priority was given to portions where the state has to pay more than its appraisal for necessary right of way. In between priority will be related directly to ;he amount of local financial participation in right of way costs. This preference will be "based upon road merit as determined by the (Highway) Department," a commission resolution said. The qualifying phrase apparently was intended to permit obviously bad- y needed improvements even if high priced right of way was all that was available. The interstate system is one es- ablished by Congress, which this year set aside a portion of federal aid funds to be used in its improvement. should eventually be wholly or partly disallowed. The procedure — used in recent increases by Arkansas Power & Light Co. and Arkansas Louisiana Gas. Co. — became an issue in this summer's campaign for governor. Proposal Rejected A proposal to discontinue the bond provision was introduced in the 1953 legislature but was rejected. Orval Faubus, who defeated Gov. Francis Cherry for a second term Democratic nomination, said the bill would have become law if Cherry had gotten behind it. WASHINGTON — Top State Department officials, including security-inspection chief R. W. Scott McLeod, reportedly have decided to make no campaign speeches this fall in an effort to keep foreign policy from becoming a political football. All 17 officials who hold the politically appointed rank of assistant secretary or higher are reported taking their cue from Secretary Dulles, who has firmly ruled out any role for himself in partisan Republican speechmaking prior to the November congressional elections. While Dulles has issued no written instructions, officials said his "no politics" view has been made known throughout the department lin clear terms. The interstate system's 527 miles n Arkansas is composed of High- vay 61 from the Missouri line aorth of Blytheville to the Mis- issippi River Bridge near West •fTemphis; Highway 64 from Con/ay to the Oklahoma line at Fort mith; Highway 65 from Little Rock to Conway; Highway 67 from ittle Rock to the Texas line at Texarkana and Highway 70 from Little Rock to the Mississippi River Bridge near West Memphis. "Not Conducive" In its resolution the commission said it believed its 18-month-old procedure of surfacing roads in return for "free" right of way had been a beneficial one but that it realized property damage cost along most of the primary system would ''not be conducive to the donation of the required rights of Counties. A check disclosed an error in addition and the bid was revised to 3349,428—still low. Ben M. Hogan & Co., Little Rock, got the contract for reconstruction of 10.57 miles of Highway 71 between Springdale and Rogers, a project which will complete improvement of the highway from Fayetteville to Rogers. Hogan's low bid was 3341,967. Yesterday's authorizations included one for surfacing of 28.6 miles of Highway 62 from Salem to Hardy in Fulton and Sharp counties at an estimated cost of 31,122.000 and another for surfacing of 11.5 miles of Highway 70, from Dierks to New Hope in Howard and Pike counties at an estimated cost of $480.000. Cherry said that there was no i Dulles gave an indication of his legislative support for the bill but that he' would have signed it had it been passed. The legislative council resolution also directed specific study of "what items of cost should be allowed as operating expenses by the Public Service Commission and tie courts, particularly the cost of public relations, advertising and kindred expenses." and "whether a return should be allowed a utility company and the cost of facility expansion where such has not been placed in operation." State Sen. Max Howell of Little Rock, who introduced the resolution, declared that the 1955 legislature "must take some step to safeguard the public." The proposal was formerly re- See UTILITY on Page 12 Rotary District Head to Speak To Luxora Club LUXORA — Verlyn L. Heath of Paragould, governor of the 200th District of Rotary International will make his annual official visit to the Rotary Club here Thursday. Mr. Heath is making his annual visits to the 36 Rotary clubs in Eastern Arkansas. He will address the club and confer with Club President Moses Sliman, Secretary James Riherd and committee chairman on Rotary's service activities. He also will discuss with club officials plans for participation of the Luxora Rotarians in the observance of Rotary's golden anniversary Feb. 23-June 2. Mr. Heath is past president of the Paragould-Marked Tiee Rotary Club. He spoek yesterday at the meeting of the Joiner Rotary j feelings on this point at his press conference Tuesday when he spoke glowingly of foreign policy bipartisanship efforts since 1944. Recalling that he first acted as a GOP foreign policy consultant during that campaign year, he said bipartisanship since has led to a stable, continuous policy "such as is needed in these dangerous times." Whether foreign policy will actually be kept out of the political arena this year remains to be seen. A number of candidates have said it.may become a major issue. McLeod, whose Lincoln Day speechmaking in the Midwest last February prompted a storm of Democratic criticism, is reported to have "no plans whatever" for taking the political stump over the next two months. Dulles has scheduled two foreign policy speeches during the next few weeks before what are described as "nonpartisan" audiences in Kansas City and Minneapolis. Aides emphasized the talks will be in the nature of foreign policy reviews and will avoid anything which might smack of cma- paign oratory. Steele Girl, 6 Injured by Car STEELE — Glenda Faye McCutchen, 6-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul McCutchen of of Steele escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon when she walked into a passing taxi driven by Luke Howe in front of the Baptist Church. She suffered cuts and bruises from the accident which occured about 5 p. m., according to Dr. McCutchen. She was tnken to Pemiscot Coun- Planning of the interstate system envisions eventual rights of way 250 feet or more wide, but the commission said that the present roads "with further rehabilitation" would be "reasonably adequate for present traffic volumes over a greater portion of the mileage." The commission said it wanted "to expedite the building of the interstate system... and to proceed in fairness with the problem of right of way acquisition and at the same time be protected from exorbitant and unjust claims for damages." Before the commission adopted the resolution, it had heard a delegation from Hot Spring County which offered, Highway Director Herbert Eldridge said, to furnish right of way "from county line to county line" for improvement of Highway 67—one of those on the interstate system. The commission did not commit itself. The commission yesterday also awarded contracts for 10 road and Bid Still Low $1,238,515 and authorized some $4.200,000 worth of additional work, some of it to be let by contract and others to be done by state crews. Highway Department engineers discovered that the apparent low bidder on one job "underbid" by $20,000 but that he was still low enough to get the contract. Linwood Smith of Lake Village bid a total of $329,428 on surfacing of 10.1 miles of Highway 57 between Mount Holly and Stephens in Union Columbia and Ouachita Bipartisan Censure Sought WASHINGTON UP)—Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) said today a "definitely bipartisan" vote to censure Sen. McCarthy < R-Wis) would take the whole question "out of politics." Flanders said in an interview he is "strongly hopeful" the Senate will vote on his censure resolution before the Nov. 2 general election. He conferred yesterday with Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) during a brief stop here after a vacation in Europe. Watkins is chairman of the special six-man committee named to investigate 46 partially overlapping charges made against McCarthy by Flanders, Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) and Sen. Fulbright (D- Ark). These charges have been examined by the special committee, which selected 13 as being "most important" and grouped them under five general headings as a basis for the public hearings which are due to open next Tuesday. Flanders asked the Senate to censure McCarthy for what he called conduct unbecoming a senator and tending "to bring the Senate into disrepute." The five categories of charges on which the special committee has settled range from allegations Over Control Of Giant Store Chain Industrialist Seeks To Oust Management Of Montgomery Ward NEW YORK (.¥)--The forces of Florida industrialist Louis E. Wolfson squared away today for a pitched financial battle to ousi the conservative management of Sewell L. A very from giant Montgomery Ward & Co. "We believe we now hold the largest block of shares in the company.".the 42-year-old Wolfson told a news conference here yesterday. "Our continuing investment in Montgomery Ward stock, candidly, has been with the intention to strengthen our position in the company with a view to superseding the present management." Wolfson's interest in Montgom- ery'Ward became known publicly only a week ago. Until the news conference he had refused to state why he and his associates had accumulated large holdings of stock. Won't Disclose Attack Important Meeting PARIS (AP) — President Rene Coty hustled back from a vacation today to preside over a full dress Cabinet meeting just 24 hours before the Franch National Assembly takes up ratification of the European Defense Community treaty. The deputies themselves, facing the showdown "on EDC they had put off for 27 months, were in a turmoil of political intrigue that could end in the downfall of the two-month-old regime of premier Pierre Mendes-France. — The Assemtjiy was In session , bers. only Italy and France have ! been unwilling to back EDC to the over Tunisian and Moroccan prob- not ratified the treaty. j extent of making it the subject of Despite his eagerness to get the j a confidence vote in the Assem- lems, but most of the deputies were talking about EDC and the government's future, Discussion Urged Coty returned on the urging of former Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, a champion of EDC and bitter foe of the present government. Bidault urged that a full discussion be held on possible future policies before anything final is done to reject EDC. These were among the day's top developments: 1. The Assembly of the French Union, the top consultative body for France and her overseas territories, recommended by a vote of 100-65 that France reject the six- nation European army plan envisaged under EDC. While this had no legal weight, the vote was | another indication that EDC will j have tough going in the National ' Assembly. 2. A group of pro-European army ministers who had been under heavy pressure to resign immediately decided to stay on a while longer, at least until after the EDC vote. They feared the pro-EDC elements in the Assembly would have no voice if the ministers resigned now. 3. The Foreign Office announced Communist Poland had offered France an alliance against Germany. A spokesman said the proposal—obviously timed to affect the EDC debate—would be rejected. Russia and her satellites have been working desperately to defeat EDC. Resignation Pressure The half dozen ministers supporting EDC had been under pressure from powerful political forces to resign at once. These factions were angered by Mendes'France's failure to work actively to put the EDC treaty across in the Assembly. A series debate going, the Premier has j bly. Builder Testifies To $5 Million Profit NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens builder testified today he made almost five million dollars in windfall profits on a $20,000 capital stock investment in government-insured night, but no final decisions were taken. More buzzing back and Wolfson, a slim, tanned man Uorth was certain today. with black, curly hair, said: "I don't want to disclose the type attack we will use. We haven't crystallized any definite plans on how to approach the situation except to do everything nee- i all Middle Group Three anti-EDC ministers, followers of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, resigned two weeks ago after Mendes-France drew up his revised version of EDC which the essary to go into a proxy fight, we will go into a proxy fight. It will be dignified." five other European army nations later turned down at their Brussels conference. The ultranationalist De Gaullists apartment developments. Harry L. Osias. the builder, said he had not distributed any of the profits from the excess of the mortgages over his actual costs and that he was trying to arrange private mortgaging to "take the government off the hook." He told his story to Sen. Pres- into suspected irregularities in government-insured housing construction. 20 Corporations The witness said he formed 20 corporations to build five Queens projects that cost S23.981.187 and that he obtained Federal Housing cott Bush (R-Conn), conducting a Administration mortgages totaling Banking and Currency Committee anything to do with EDC in any version. Wolfson's first opportunity to j resented their Premier having take a hand in management will come at the company's annual meeting next April. However, there is a problem there: Only three directors will be chosen for the nine-man board. One of those up for re-election, however, will be i Emife Hughes' ju~stice~~"Guy Averv. ' — Soviet Leaders Said Moving Out of Kremlin Historic Citadel To Be Open For Tourists, Paper Says NEW YORK 0?) — The New York Times in a dispatch from Moscow said today that Premier Georgi M. Malenkov and other top officials of the Soviet government are planning to move their offices out of the Kremlin. The Kremlin is the tightly guarded, high-walled citadel of historic churches, museum and government buildings facing Moscow's Red Square. Stalin and other top officials lived and had their offices there. The Times dispatch said: The Kremlin will be reopened to sightseers, as it was during czarist Additionally. Osias received * mortgage premium of S579.716. The land costs for the five Queens projects totaled $642,936 and he received a land mortgage Of $1,449,960. The projects were identified as the Kew Gardens Apartments; Kew Gardens Hills; Kew Gardens Hills Apartments; Jackson Apartments: and 102nd St. Apartments. Another builder, Israel Orlian. of Brooklyn, agreed with Simon that he had invested $27.400 in nine apartment projects in New York and New Jersey and wound up with $1,847,000 in his "pocket." Today's hearing session, the last of four here until Sept. 27, opened with a lawyer associated in another windfall project failing to appear with his books as ordered. Atty. Abraham Traub of Brooklyn had testified earlier this week of frequent visits to former Federal Housing Administrator Clvde Powell. He told Sen. Bush he did not have detailed records of about S500.000 in checks he made out to "cash." He was ordered to produce his books today. Action Not Disclosed Bush, after Traub's name was called without response, declared: "We certainly intend to get the books from Mr. Traub and he will times. Confirmation of this, ru- j De called to appear here when the in Moscow for 18 months, i Committee returns Sept. 27." j was given to former British Prime ! B usri said he did not intend to The pro-EDC ministers involved j Minister Clement Attlee and his disclose presently what action the in the latest resignation maneuver {Labor party delegation during committee contemplated if Traub include Maurice Bourges.Mau- noury, industry and commerce; la I Chambre, associated states (Indo- Wolfson and his associates, whom i china); and Guerin de Beaumont, he did not name, bought most of [secretary of state for foreign af- their stock this year, he disclosed. Avery holds 64,336 shares of the outstanding 6,700.000 voting shares. Wolfson based his attack on Avery on the chairman's conser- their recent visit here by Commu- i again failed to appear. nist Party Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev. Malenkov and Khrushchev al- Traub was asked, during his appearance earlier, whether any of the money was paid to Powell. He declared emphatically that he ready have moved from the Kremlin to private residences. Since i never paid bribes to Powell or any- vative policies. Believing a reces- ! with the date left blank for the . lairs. All are members of the rad- j Stalin's death, more and more gov- lone else. ical Socialist (moderate) or Inde- ernment business has ben trans-e ! Committee lawyers said Powell pendent Republican parties. Mendes-France may ask for the .resignations of all his ministers. actd at offices elsewhere in the l nas refused to testify before the sion was due, Avery built up the firm's liquid assets after World War n, accumulating 300 million dollars at the expense of expan- Premier to fill in if he needs to use them . Through this device, the Premier would avoid an open Cabinet split city. It is believed the Soviets still will hold such formal functions as I committee on tne ground of possi- I ble self-incrirnination. i William H. Cook, a committee sion.-Meanwhile, sales of its chief j on EDC and the ministers could competitor. Sears Roebuck £ Co., j vote individually according to their wills. Normally all members of have soared. "The Montgomery Ward man- {the Cabinet vote as a body, but agement," Wolfson said, "has j with this device the Premier would I blindly and obstinately hitched the ! not have to reconstruct his Cab- company's future to a depression [ inet until after the Assembly vote. This has been called eccentric, but j A group of influential deputies actually it has been a disastrqus who favor EDC met last night to the presentation of credentials by j investigator, testified today he had diplomats and of medals awards in the Kremlin. and I searched fruitlessly for Traub late j yesterday and last night, in an DENVER that McCarthy encouraged federal j Disservice to the stockholders of ' discuss the possibility of putting employes to give him classified j the company." i off the vote until more favorable documents out of government files to complaints that he was abusive of fellow senators. ; corporations witn assets or more \ Aienaes-rrance nas strongly op- i f[-r st trout fishing Flanders said he has every rea- i than 200 million dollars in the past j posed any delay, arguing that j p i a y vacation. Just how soon the area will be •; effort to serve a subpoena, open to the public is not known. He said he visited Traub's home But in the past year public ac- i and office and ran down a report tivities held there have included a [ that he was visiting in Westchesier series of New Year's parties for [county, but without success. young people, university gradua- | Several homeowners told the con- i hearing yesterday they were bilked i by salesmen offering them home jimprovernent jobs financed through the FHA. ! They told of inferior oroducts tion dances and various ferences. Ike Goes Fishin' President Eisen- •' going into repair jobs and of being jrtificates of k even Inside Today's Courier News . . . Brave-Giant Deal Held Pennant Key . . . Razorbacks Have All Lettcrmen in Middle of Line . . . Canadian Football Season Open* . . . Sports . . . Club and addresser the Elythe-1 ty Hospital for examination and ville club Aug. 19. 'treatment by Dr. Edward Taylor. . . . Farm News and Review . . . Pssres 8 and 9 ... . . . Worried Voters May Return Congress With Little Change in November Election . . . Last In a Series on the 83rd Congress . . . Page 3 . . . . . . The 83rd Co"<rross . . . Editorials . . . Papc 4 ... son to expect a pre-election deci- i sion bv the Senate. Aftar his conference with Wat- i dollars, kins Flanders told newsmen he was "very much pleased with the expressed attitude" of the special committee of three Democrats and three Republicans. ,. , - - ! The "'dynamiter" would show few years. His annual income is j France already has made too j The President arranged for an j up unsolicited and persuade the estimated at around half a million j many enemies with laggard tac-j early start on a 40-mile drive to {homeowner to buy a new paint - J - 1 '-— 'tics. Of the six prospective mem- ' Pine, Colo., southwest of Denver, i See HOUSING*on Page 12 Weather ARKANSAS — Clear cloudy this afternoon, tonight By JACK BELL WASHINGTON ( A P ) Some controversial side sues, including a new spent by the Senate Investigations imal notice in writing to the vice nate double taxation, may delay subcommittee to inquire into the j president would be required be- any action until next year." . | McCarthy-Army controversy. j fore the new inquiry was begun j The Senate might get around to f ! The subcommittee, headed us- and tn e subcommittee chairman— j confirming some of the 702 nomi- nanlvi f - v,t • c - ~ V- ~ 1 iually by McCarthy but temporarily in this case McCarthy—would have | nations it "left pending when it ad- r «nd ! tighten investigation rules , j under Mundfs command for the i 10 certify that these conditions had i journed last week, some of which o*,,uiu»y with isolated afternoon i ™Y pop up in the Senate | inquiry, will make public next and evening thundershowers; not i'when it returns to Washing-j week its reports on McCarthy's much change in temperature. j ton Sometime this fall to vote ! battle wlth Secretar - v °* the Army partly cloudy north this afternoon and tonight; isolated evening thundershowers south Saturday, partly cloudy north generally fair south j That report will be been carried out. Monopoly Prob« In another controversial investigation resolution that might be Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). A resolution to tighten the rules was left on the calendar when the scattered east. Minimum tnis morning — 75 Maximum yesterday — 88 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:30 Sunset today — 6:34 Mean temperature (midway between high and low) — 86.5 Precipitation last 24 hours (7 a. m. to 7 p. m.) — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 28.45 This Date Last Year Maximum yestr.'dav — 99 Minimum this morning •-• 7! north-1 Senate quit a week ago today, j a long with six other Senate resolutions and 29 House-passed bills, most of them minor, which the Senate could still send to the White House. Funds Sought ' of the special censure committee, members return to Washington. New Rules Sen. Hayden (D-Ariz) has proposed an amendment to the Mundt resolution under which the McCarthy subcommittee would have to has proposed that a Senate Judiciary subcommittee be given $37.500 to finance an investigation of alleged monopolies. When the Senate didn't act on this before it quit, Chairman Langer (R-ND) of the Judiciary Committee announced he was going to comply with certain new rules be- j take on four private law cases to fore it could obtain funds for its raise money to finance such an investigation personally. The Senate has two treaties on its calendar and could take up any Mundt (R-SD). It would reimburse j ment Operations Committee — on I others sent to it by the President, the Government Operations Com- which there are seven Republicans = However, opposition to the two now A pending resolution which could investigations, plunge the Senate into controver- These rules would require ad- sy has been introduced by Sen. <, vance approval of the full Govern- were In dispute. Other Bills Among controversial House bills still technically alive is a measure to raise frojn 8 to 12 years the period in which distillers can hold whisky in warehouses before pay ment of federal taxes. Another would authorize the issuance of certificates of public convenience to 14 local service airlines and three all-cargo air carriers. One House-approved bill would declare as a congressional policy that the government "should not engage in business-type operation-? that are in competition with private enterprise," authorizing thr rccipitation January'i to "date _; mirce - whk-h is hcncird by Me- and six Democrats — before any , officially before it. involving j President to terminate iucfc fed- '34.71 'Carthy, for |24,605.67 of its funds , new investigation is started. For-1 agreements wwitn Japan to elimi- era! activities

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