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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 135 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1954 Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS First Session Of McCarthy Senator Ruled Out of Order In Uproar at End of Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee wound up its first session inquiring into censure charges against Sen. McCarthy today with the chairman banging the Wisconsin senator into silence and thundering he was "out of order." McCarthy and his attorney, Edward Bennett Wiliams sought to raise the question of whether the committee's vice chairman, Sen Edwin Johnson (D-Colo) was quoted truthfully or not in a Denver Post story of last March. The newspaper said Johnson, in an interview, had declared: "In my opinion, there is not a man among the Democratic lead ers of Congress who does noi loathe Joe McCarthy." Chairman Watkins (R-Utah) ruled that Johnson's right to sit on the committee had not been challenged and that.even if it was the committee itself'couldn't act on it. He said the matter was irrelevant to the hearings and that McCarthy and Williams could get from Johnson himself any statement on whether the Post quotes were true or false. Read Statement Prior to the flareup, Johnson had read a statement denying that on March 12 or any other time he had said that he personally "loathed Senator Joseph McCarthy." McCarthy asked "are we entitled to know whether the quotations of March 12 are correct or incorrect?" Watkjns told him he could get that at some other place than the hearing. "Mr. Chairman—" McCarthy began again. "Just a minute," Watkins broke in. "You have filed no challenge." "I should be entitled to know," McCarthy started once more. Cracking" down with his gavel, Watkins stopped htm. "The senator," he thundered, 'is out of order." McCarthy made another try. Once again Watkins stopped him, declaring "we aren't going to be interrupted by these diversions and sidelines." "The committee," the chairman declared, "will be in recess." Johnson, in his brief formal statement, recalled that his March 12 interview with the Denver newspaper was shortly after Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) criticized McCarthy in a Senate speech March 9. He added: "The Flanders speech on the Senate floor which was the forerunner of my March 12 statement pertained to the question whether or not Senator McCarthy be. removed from the chairmanship of a Senate committee. My position then and now is that that matter should be decided by the majority party in charge of the organization of the Senate and that it was not the business of the Senate Democratic party at all. ' "Full Faith" "I have full faith in my ability to weigh the charges which have been made against Senator McCarthy together with whatever evidence that may be presented without prejudice." In the 2Va hour session before the recess until tomorrow, the Senate group did little more than lay the groundwork for its hearings. Much of the time was taken up with reading into the record correspondence related to a charge that McCarthy was contemptuous of a Senate subcommittee on elections and privileges of the Senate Rules Committee. That subcommittee looked into McCarthy's financial affairs in 1952 but never got him before it as a Chairman Watkins (R-Utah) told him the committee did not agree with him. McCarthy himself was permitted to read a statement charging that the senators seeking. to censure him are "affected by ulterior, political considerations." His statement declared also that there is an "unholy alliance" in this country which argues that See MCCARTHY on Page 12 CONTRIBUTES TO NCPC — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carter of Carter's Grocery on North Highway 61 hand over a check for $25 to Bill Williams as their share of the goal of $5,500 being raised by the Junior Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the activities connected with the Na- tional Cotton Picking Contest Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Representatives are calling on the business men of Blytheville in an effort to raise the money needed to finance the event, but thus far only $1,600 has been raised. (Courier News Photo) Ike Calls French EDC Vote 'Serious Setback W. German Leaders Consider Next Move BONN, Germany "(AP) — West German government leaders, shocked by the defeat of the European army project, plunged into special conferences today to consider new foreign policy moves! Acting Chancellor Franz Bluecher met in Bonn with the federal Cabinet. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, vacationing in the Black Forest, conferred with his top foreign policy advisers and with an official from the German embassy in Paris. Neither Adenauer nor his government had any immediate public comment on the French death blow But U.S. Won't Give Up Fight For Security DENVER CAP) — President Eisenhower last night called New England Feels Wrath of Hurricane NEW YORK (AP) — An early season hurricane roared up the Atlantic Coast today and aimed at populous New England. By late morning the storm center had passed Long Island and the New York metropolitan area, leaving in its wake a.swath of snarled transportation, felled power lines and much small damage. In Boston, the Weather Bureau _ One drowning was reported at urged residents to flee the coastal areas of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to seek safety from expected furious tides and gales . Coastal areas of Long Island had been evacuated earlier. Fair Directors Discuss Plans 25-Cent Admission Is Approved for Grandstand Shows The annual pre-fair dinner meet- .ng of the board of directors of the Mississippi County Fair Association was held last night at he Rustic Inn here to map plans or the Northeast Arkansas Dis- ,rict Fair next month. Admission charge of 25 cents shows was approved by the di- •ectors. Last year's free admission resulted in too much "in- and-out" traffic during perform- inces, fair officials explained. Admission to the fairgrounds will remain the same as last year — 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. The directors designated Thursday. Sept. 23. as FFA Day and Friday as 4-H Day. The annual "pig scramble" for 4-H and FFA members will be held in front of the grandstand Friday night. The fair will open Sept. 21 and close Sept. 26. Dartmouth.. Mass., as the winds and heavy rain lashed the popular summer resort areas along the south shore of Long Island, the New York City area and the southern New England Coast. Wind - downed power lines plunged an estimated 50,000 homes and offices in New York City into darkness, as well as many more thousands in Long Island, New Jersey and New England. Many telephones likewise were out. Operation Curtailed Operations of the Long Island Rail Road, largest commuter line in the world, were curtailed almost everywhere by trees across the tracks and lack of power. Power lines already were down in many Long Island communities as advance winds of 40 to 60 miles an hour swept the finger of land pointing 125 miles into the Atlantic. In New York City some transportation was snarled and small boats cast adrift. Airplane arrivals and departures at the major airports were delayed, or shifted to other cities. More than an inch of rain had fallen in 12 hours. At 9 a.m. the Weather Bureau said the hurricane, named "Carol," appeared to be just east of New York moving rapidly north-northeastward. Inside Today 1 $ Courier News . . . Chicks Add Messick High of Memphis to Grid Slate; First Scrimmage Held . . . Giants Better Position . . . Game and Fish News . . . Hunting Calendar . . . Sports . . . pages 6 and 7. . . . . . Ava Gardner: Headline Girl . . . Men Outrank Movies as Dominant Factor in Life of Glamorous Ava . . . First of Two-part Series on Hollywood's Glamor Girl . . . page 8 ... . . . Republicans Grab Ike's Coattails in Bid for Control of Congress; Stevenson Raps GOP Labor-Law Record . . . page 2. . . . The Strange Vargas Case . . . Editorials . . . page 4... as to his transactions although it made several requests for his appearance. This first charge for the new hearings is labelled: "Incidents of contempt of the Senate or a senatorial committee." Edward Bennett Williams, McCarthy's attorney, moved for dismissal of this charge shortly after the special six-member Senate committee opened hearings. Williams contended the charge was "legally insufficient," but Officer Cited As Telling PW'$ Not to Resist Reds FT. SHERIDAN, 111.. (£>)—A U. S. Army officer testified today that Lt. Col. Harry Fleming advised his fellow prisoners in a North Korean POW camp not to resist the Communists openly because it might result in their being punished. Fleming's military trial on charges he collaborated with the Communists and committed act* deteri- mental to his fellow prisoners during 34 months as a prisoner of the Communists entered its second day. 40 Boats Missing in Storm TAIPEH. Formosa (JT—The typhoon which sideswiped Formosa Sunday drowned at least one fisherman and 40 fishing boat* still are unreport*4, authorities said today. Anti-Red Feeling Said Strong In Chinese Army WASHINGTON (7P)—Five Chinese who served in the Communist army in Korea say there is strong anti- Red sentiment in the Chinese Communist army. The Chinese, who were taken prisoner in Korea by U.N. forces, refused repatriation and elected to go to Formosa. They are on a U.S. tour under sponsorship of the Chi- World Council Issues Major Proclamation Church Assembly Hears End of Vital Conference Bv GEORGE W. CORNELL Dulles to Take Part In Asian Pact Talks WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles, obviously concerned Over Europe's new defense crisis, arranged to leave tonight for Manila to wind up negotiations for an to the European Defense Commu- j the French p arliam * nfs scut . ruty. But many west German and AI- tlin o of the European army lied officials felt the French had prO.iect £ 'a serious setback." officials felt the French had handed the chancellor the greatest political setback in his five years prOJ6Ct ''a SeriOUS Setback. But he declared the United as head of the government. Allied r 0 - States never will quit the fight EVANSTON. 111. summing- Arresting Device For Jet Aircraft Gets New Tests KANSAS CITY, Kas. (ff>)— An Air Force Thunderstreak jet plane plunged into a cable-and-chain barrier that gradually pulled the speeding craft to a stop on a Pair- fax airport runway yesterday. It was the first test of the device j Q OC J anc j under the shadow of at a civilian airport in this coun- j try. I A similar model was first used in up message from the World Council of Churches today proclaimed "to all who will listen" that only devotion to God can conquer the fears and "powers of evil" that plague the earth. In its keystone message, the council's historic assembly declared that mankind's search for freedom, justice and peace is doomed to defeat unless men "turn from our ways to God's way." "Nothing other than God can ever satisfy the heart of man," the message said. ''Forgetting this, man becomes his own enemy. He seeks justice, but creates oppres- He wants peace but drifts towards war. His very mastery of nature threatens him with ruin. Whether he acknowledges it or not, he stands under the judgment of eight-nation Southeast Asia defense alliance. France's death blow to the long-* cherished European army project cast gloom, over his Far Eastern trip. Before his departure, the secretary was expected to comment on the French assembly vote yesterday which scuttled the six-nation European Defense Community 27 months after it was conceived by a Frenchman mainly as a device to rearm Germany. President Eisenhower, in a talk at Des Moines last night, termed the French action a "major setback" in the fight against world communism. Top aides said Dulles believes collapse of the European army makes a united defense again:!: communism in Southeast Asia even more important. Minor Points Remain The eight-nation conference he is to attend was set up nearly a month ago as a climax to Dulles' campaign to prevent Red aggression in Indochina from spilling over into neighboring areas. A formal treaty which would seek to meet the Red military threat, • as well as the menace of subversion, has "Hope of World" Korea in 1952 and is credit with saving the lives of 30 pilots. Nylon and steel cables stretched across the runwav were fastened The 1.000-word message, counted the cardinal document of the 17- day world Christian gathering, came as the assembly moved to- to two sections of "a massive chain; ward its final sessions today. weighing 32 tons. The chains were! it declared that God. in Jesus laid alongside the runway. Christ, is "the hope of the world." nese Nationalist government on | slowed rapidly. When the plane hit the cables it And it said that "only at the started dragging the chains, and as! cross of Christ" can men find the more and more of the neavy chains! answe r to the "fear and distrust were pulled into action the plane j which at present divide our world." Formosa. Speaking through interpreters, they told a news conference yester- "It is there that Christians must would be large-scale defections in the Chinese Communist army should the Nationalists invade the mainland. The Thunderstreak, going 70! pray daily for their enemies." the miles an hour on a simulated take-| message said. "It is there that we off. dragged the barrier 781 feet | must seek deliverance from self- and still had 419 feet remaining atj gee CHURCHES on Page 12 the end of the runway. The barrier protects planes that; have power failure on takeoff orj i overshoot the runway on landing, j been drafted in diplomatic exchanges. Reportedly, only minor points remain to be worked out at the foreign ministers' meeting opening next Monday. Founding member countries would be the United States, Britain, France, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan. But the alliance would be open to any additional nation in the region which might want to join later. About the only thing certain in American reaction to the European army crisis was that no single sure fire substitute has been agreed upon by American policy makers, j Dulles was reported ready to go j ahead with a previously drafted | plan for giving Western Germany complete sovereignty in the West- j ern zone — except for the right to re-arm. AIDS POLIO DRIVE — Nine- year-old Laqueta Rose Talley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Talley of Burdette. went into the potholder business this month to aid the emergency March of Dimes polio fund campaign. By making and selling potholders to her classmates, teachers, relatives and neighbors, Laqueta Rose netted S8. To this, she added S2 from her piggy bank. Laqueta Rose, now a fourth-grader at Burdette, was taught how to make the potholders last year by her third-grade teacher, Mrs. L. H. Autry. The money was to be turned over to March of Dimes officials today. observers throughout West Germany reported rising disillusionment and bitterness because Adenauer's policy hasn't gotten Germany back her sovereignty or her right to rearm. Disaster Feared A high official close to Adenauer said the pro-Western chancellor fears disastrous consequences will result unless the United States and Britain move quickly to settle West Germany's political and military role in Europe. Adenauer and the Allies were pictured as fearful West Germans previously enthusiastic for the Western cause now may swing to the other extreme of isolation or nationalism. Other ann-commumsi quarters in Western Europe grudgingly con- gain as a result of the French action but refused to give up hope of finding a way to rearm Germany. Underlying the feelings ranging from jjrvnful disappointment to outright bitterness against the French were fears the setback might lead the United States to withdraw from Europe. The Communists, with Moscow calling the tune, were jubilant. Britons looked to Prime Minister Churchill once again to save the day. His foreign secretary. Anthony Eden, decided to send a deputy to represent Britain in the Southeast Asia defense talks opening next week in Manila and stay home himself to deal with the European „ -±. ? Security against crisis. Immunity Not Promised POW Court Rules Against Motion to Drop Batchelor Charges any Communist threat. "We have out setbacks, we are disappointed. But we must not be discouraged." the President said emphaticaly in a speech at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Eisenhower learned of the French Assembly's rejection of the Bulletin WASHINGTON, Auj. 31 W —. Secretary of State Dulles said today the United States will reappraise iis foreign policies in the ligrht of the French move killing- the European army. He called for * prompt meeting ot the NATO council to work out * new philosophy. European Defense Community plan for a six-nation'army' as ha and Secretary of State Dulles were in conference on another matter in Washington yesterday. He and Dulles immediately agreed that the chief executive would discuss the development in a general way in his Des Moines address. They also agreed that Dulles would issue a statement in Washington today setting forth in mcyre detail official U.S. reaction to French shelving of EDC. Informal Speech The President then flew from Washington to Des Moines, where state fair officials estimated a- crowd of about 25,000 persons heard him speak off the cuff. Eisenhower spoke of EDC as "3. device whereby the free world, could establish, without indulging in the traditional fights among themselves in Western Europe, security from any threat from without." Then, with former President Hoover on the speaker's stand behind him, he said; "This proposal was established to allow Germany — Western Germany — to enter into defensive alliances without any danger what SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. OP—The j soever til at it would" be in a posi- trial judge ruled today that Cpl. j tion to start a war or, indeed, to Claude Batchelor was not promised immunity by the U. S. Army if he would return to the allied side. On the basis of this ruling. Lt. engage in any kind of aggression. "Because of these characteristics of this plan, the U.S.. Great Britain and all the Western nations stood for it and approved this Col. Donald L. Manes Jr., law of-1 great French plan. ficer. or "judge." in the court- martial of Batchelor. turned down a defense motion that all charges Still Strong "Now .there is no disguising the fact that this is a serious setback. against Batchelor be dropped. j But what j want to say to you Batchelor is charged with col-i people is this: The free "world is laborating with the enemy and telling on his buddies while hwas a prisoner of war in Korea. He at Increased Aid For Drought Victims Sought LITTLE ROCK WV-The board Of directors of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation is asking the U. S. Department of Agriculture . , for increased relief for Arkansas! he was in Indian custody in the ! OI " IC listened quietly and intently still overwhelmingly strong, as compared to the Iron Curtain countries, -in the people we have, in first chose to stay with the Reds • their levels of intelligence and- un- but changed his mind. farmers in drought areas. The federation asked for speedier action in designation drought dis- Panmunjom neutral zone if Paper Says McCarthy Probe Verdict Reached DETROIT (JP) — The Detroit News said today in a copyrighted story that the Republican majority on the committee which conducted the recent Army-McCarthy hearings has decided both Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) and Army Secretary Stevens were "at fault." Martin S. Hayden of The News' i drew U P a resolution which was j elected to return sooner. | derstanding-. in their skills, in His attorneys had contended the { agriculture and in industry." Army promised immunity from T ^e crowd jammed in the grand- prosecution to the corporal while stand and the area to either side when the President declared: wouldreturn to the allied side. "We must never be dis- The attorneys said the promise aster counties and more liberal j was broadcast, program concerning livestock I Manes said he found couraged." And there was a round of ap- the ' plause when he said: feeds. broadcast "at most a promise that A committee, appointed byj the prisoners of war would .not be chairman Joe C. Hardin of Grady, j punished because they had not Workshop to Bring Teachers To School Ahead of Students Teachers in the Blytheville school district have to go back to school two days sooner than their students this week as they meet tomorrow and Thursday at the high school here in their annual teachers' workshop. Friday will be the first official day of school with all children in the public schools beginning classes on a full-time basis. Grade school children will be enrolled and get book assignments at this time. The two-day workshop will get underway at 10 a.m. tomorrow with an assembly in the high school auditorium. Some 100 teachers in the Blytheville district system will be ntroduced as will members of the ;chool board, city and county officials and members of the clergy. AH public officials and pastors in Blytheville churches are invited to attend bhif opening session. Bell Telephone Workers Get Wage Increase LITTLE ROCK (/P) — Arkansas telephone workers will get pay in- j creases ranging from $1 to $2.50, Wednesday afternoon's meeting I according to a new contract signed will hear Ed McCuistion of Little | in St. Louis by Southwestern Bell Rock, director of instruction in the Telephone Co., and the CIO Corn- Department of Education. Also present will be A. G. Thompson, the Department's high school supervisor, j An in-service program dealing with local problems will be on the Washington bureau said the majority "straddles the question of whether McCarthy or Stevens was the more guilty." While joining three Republican colleagues in the majority report, the News said Senater Potter (R- Mich) Issued a separate report which was much more critical of both Army Secretary Stevens and Senator McCarthy. munications Workers union. The contract covers 51,000 work-j ers in six states. About 3,000 Ar-j kansas workers are affected. forfeit Speeding Bonds Rex Essary forfeited $19.75 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of speeding as did John Conley a S10 bond on a Similar charge. telegraphed to L. K. Scott of the Batchelor came home from In- Department of Agriculture. The telegram pointed out that "Arkansas is experiencing a third successive year of drought' which will injure "the long efforts to create a cattle industry in the state.' The directors also urged the increased use of "the new ACP practice designated for drought areas . . . the seeding of winter grains, cover crops and legumes." Last week the Department of Agriculture announced that no more counties would be declared drought disaster areas — thus becoming eligible for federal aid — until a department official visited them. dian custody on Jan. 1. His trial opened at t. Sam Houston here vesterday. Trouble in Tibet "America has never quit, in something that was good for herself and the world. We will not quit now. We shall never do so." The President and Hoover got a standing ovation when they mounted the speaker's stand after spending about 15 minutes inspecting prize livestock. In his • speech, Eisenhower said the United States must have friends because "we know that the TAIPER, Formosa l?)-rThe Chi- i central core Qf ^ t WQrld nese Nationalist Tatao News Agen-1 blem ^ ^ aggressive m^ cy said today 20.000 Communist, f taternational communism." troops are being shuteo hurriedly' to Tibet to suppress a fresh series of uprisings. Tibetans were said to be angry over high taxes and the action of j the Communists in forcing the Dalai Lama to leave his capital of Lhasa for a visit to Peiping. United Approach Hammering at the importance of See IKE on Page 12 Drinking Called Cancer 'Factor program for Thursday morning. f ? ;"*£'««" "«*<= * Thic eoccirtr, ™n K~ „;.„,«„„*^ u.. from $35 to $98 a week. i ROME (.f)—The world's popula- The present wage scale ranges jtion scientists were told today that This session will be conducted by cohol," he reported, "everything i United States. seems to indicate that excessivej Dr . Ledermann also reported T¥T T> X 1 * 1 * 1^ 1 • **V T «k^4*VJ.t*-4 ii*«.A.A*u;H v * , «V V-\* V 4i*J a, 1 J 1 ^44 C4J W. B. Nicholson superintendent of for southwestern Bell in Arkansas, j the risk of cancer. ™HiSS^ Ie ^f nhn0 .°j s ' Mls f 5, osa Hard >' said no rate increases in Arkansas! The report was presented to the ™l-±? WmnieVir eH Turner, su-I arc contemplated. He said every! J.N. Conference on population effort would be made to avoid a] here by Dr. Sully Charles Marcel j excessive use of alcohol appears alcoholization of the individual | the French are the world's srreat- , M ,,, Q c „ ..«,,Hi«i,H«~ < n ^» .„ i multiplies the risk of action of oth- j est a]cohol drinkers _ withs &* Warren Bray, general manager; to act as a "multiplying factor" in pervisors. Speaker at the final session! rate increase. Thursday afternoon will be A. W. | T^ old contract expired at mid- Ford, state commissioner of edu- nignt Sunday. The settlement was reached after almost 24 hours of cation. In conjunction with this clinic, continuous negotiations. j Ledermann, chief of the section of economic studies of the French National Institute of Demographic Study. Paris. He also said excessive use of a similar workshop will be con- j The company operates in Mis- tobacco and, alcohol appeared to ducted durini!: the same time forjsouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Okla- multiply each other as cancer Negro teachers in the district atjhoma, Texas and a small part of factors. Weather cocktail sipping Americans down in fifth place. Harrison High School. i Illinois near St. Louis. er possible (cancer) factors." Dr. Ledermann said his studies were based on the files of 3,500 French cancer cases. "Tobacco." his report said, "appears to be an etiology (cause) factor in tumors of the buccnl (oral) cavity and of the respiratory system, also of skin^cancers of the face. On cancers of the lungs in liters; Switzerland, 16 liters: Bel particular, our findings are in gium, 12 liters; United States, 8 agreement with those recently pub- ! liters; England, 6 liters and Ger- ARKANSAS — Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; not as hot this afternoon and tonight. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday afternoon; low tonight 55-150 extreme northeast to 60-65 elsewhere; high Wednesday far 85-90 northeast to 90-95 southwest. Minimum ihls morning—S3, For his calculations, he reduced all drinks to pure alcohol content, and came up with these results of annual consumption by adults; France, 34 liters (one liter equal- 0.264 U.S. gallon's); Italy 18 | "If we restrict ourselves to al- j lished in Great Britain and in the j many, 5,5 liters. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunrise tomorrow—5:33. Sunset today—4:28. Mean temperature (midway betwe«n high and low)—78. Precipitation last M hour* to 7 a.m today—none. Precipitation Jan. I to thli «*te — 23.45. This Date Lait Y«»r Maximum y«t«rday—»7, Minimum this morniag—73. Precipitation January l It «kt+— 34.7*.

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