The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 31, 1954
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PAGBTWELTB BLriKETTLLB (ARK.T COOTIER NEWg TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1954 Legion Shows Capital Its Biggest Parade 75,000 People, 350 Bands Take Fart in Event- By WARREX ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (JJ—The American Legion aimed its mammoth convention parade — its biggest ever or close to it — down historic Pennsylvania Avenue today. When it would end was anybody's guess. Right up to the first '"forward march!" at 2 p.m., officials acknowledged they did not how how long the marchers would be stepping by. But, they predicted, it would be far into the night. And they had plenty of advance statistics on the swirling mass of drum majorettes, legionnaires, ladies' auxiliary members and the funloving 40-and-8ers: Some 75,000 to 80,000 parading for 8, maybe 12, hours to the music of about 350 bands. Along the route perhaps as many as 700,000 spectators, some of them government workers given the afternoon off. That would be bigger than the 65,000 or so marchers at the St. Louis legion convention last year, bigger even than the record 70,000- plus at New York in 1947. Ten parade divisions, each with its own marshal, made up of marchers, bands and floats from the 48 states, District of Columbia and abroad. • : A hundred square blocks marked off on Capitol Hill for the parade's formation area, big enough to handle 100,000 marchers, and a dispersal area of 35 square blocks near Lincoln Memorial. Legion officials said the parade would go on regardless of weather. Last night .legion banqueters - heard Mme. Chiang Kai-shek tell of China's Communist enslavement and Soviet Russia's actions toward her country since as far back as 1928. Ovation Given The wife of Nationalist China's leader brought a sympathetic audience to its feet in applause when she said in measured words: "Conquerors have come and conquerors have gone, but our way of life has withstood them and will continue to withstand the present brutal masters. ... ^ LEGAL TIFF—City Council in Los Angeles, Calif., is checking the law books to see whether they can cancel the $10,000 contract for this statue designed for their new police building. Bernard Rosenthal was commissioned to do the statue two years ago. Councilman Harold Harby said the modernistic statue, symbolic of the typical American family under police protection, was "just junk. 1 * "We Chinese will not be slaves long. This I promise you for there are countless living and determined heroes on the mainland as well' as on. Formosa." Mme. Chiang's speech was her first public appearance since coming to the United States for medical treatment several months ago. Also last night the legion was on the receiving end of protests from two other organizations, the American Medical Assn. and Americans for Democratic Action. The AMA hit back at what it called an ''attack" by Legion National Commander Arthur J. Connell on the AMA's "stand against the admittance of non-service-con- n e c t e d cases to veterans hospitals". The doctors' group issued a 'statement saying that Americans "did not follow the colors to become wards of the government." Connell had accused AMA last week of conducting an 'anti-veteran crusade" and declared the legion will continue its fight to get beds in federal institutions for ill veterans who can't afford hospital bills. ADA which calls itself a liberal political action group dedicated to the principles of the New and "Fair" Deals, protested as "scurrilous back-fence art" a painting displayed in the legion's 'National Security Room. ADA National Director Edward D. Hollander said the painting reportedly portrayed the ADA, former President Truman, the British Empire, labor unions and the lend-lease program as aiding Communists. There .was no immediate comment from the legion, but it was i learned the painting was removed. ' Commodity And Stock Markets- New Y«rk CettoM Oct ....*... 3439 3441 3432 343 D«c 3465 3471 3462 3466 Men 3499 3504 3492 3498 May 3515 3522 3511 3517 Ntw OrUans Cotton Oct 3437 3441 3435 3437 Dec 3465 3470 3463 3465 Mch 3498 3503 3496 349S May 3514 3521 3414 3516 Ckic«ge Soybeans Sept ... 302 304/4 300y-. 304 Nov ... 274 274y 4 271% 272 Jan ... 277 277y 4 274% 274% Mch ... 279% 280 277y 4 277 £ Wheat Sept ... 214% 2141/2 212% 213 Dec ... 218% 218% 212% 217% Chicago Corn Sept ... 166% 1663/4 165& '166 Dec ... 157% 157y 2 155% 156 New York Stocks (IS: 41 f *•***«) T and T 170 3-4 Amer Tobacco 58 1-8 Anaconda Copper 39 1-4 Beth Steel >. 72 hrysler 62 1-8 Coca-Cola 115 Gen Electric 41 1-2 Gen Motors 77 3-4 Montgomery'Ward 741-4 Y Central , 20 1-8 lit Harvester 33 Republic Steel 59 1-8 Radio 30 7-8 ocony Vacuum 44 7-8 Studebaker 17 5-8 Standard of N J 91 5-8 Texas Corp 72 7-8 Sears 69 U S Steel 50 1-2 Sou Pac 43 1-2 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. G?) — (TJSDA) — Hogs' 10,000; all weights and classes 50 lower; active at. decline; bulk 200-260 Ib 20.25-35; few lots choice No. 1 and 2 20.50; heavier weights very scarce; 170-190 Ib mostly one price 20.00; 150-170 Ib 19.00-20.00; best light sows 19.00-25 sparingly including load 246 Ib 19.25 and load around 335 Ib 19.00; other sows 400 Ib down mainly 17.25-18.75 r over 400 Ib 14.75-16.50; late trade dull, some bids sharply under early. Cattle 5,500, calves 1,500; slaughter steers and heifers opened moderately active, fully steady to strong; cows opened steady but less active; bulls mostly 50 lower; vealers unchanged; few loads high choice steers 24.00-25; two loads high Choice and prime 24.50; small lot prime 24.75; good to low choice steers 20.00-23.25; good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings 18.50-' CHURCHES (Continued from Page 1) righteousness, impatience and fear "And those who know that Chris is risen should have the courag to expect new power to break through every human barrier." The message affirmed the deter mination of the council's 163 de nominations in 48 nations to seek greater unity to strengthen their faith. It said: "We enter now upon a second stage. To stay together is not enough. We must go forward. As we learn more of our unity in Christ, it becomes the more intolerable that we should be divided. The message said "we long ardently" for the fellowship of the churches not belonging to the coun- il. The two largest ones are the Southern Baptist and Roman Catholic Churches. And to its individual congrega- ;ions, with Some 170 million members, the .council put some soul- searching questions. Among them: Does your church speak and act against injustices which have sub- ected people in many lands to hunger, need and oppression? Does your church act against egregation and discrimination as contrary to the will of God? Does your congregation "live for tself" or work hard to make Christ known to others? Do you forgive one another as hrist forgave you? The assembly yesterday also: 1. Voiced its "grave concern" egardihg religious liberty in everal lands, and recommended ppeals to authorities and prayer in behalf 'of all "those suffering rom persecution and repression." 2. Urged prohibition of nuclear weapons of mass destruction, with revisions' for international control nd inspection of safeguard each ation's security, together with verall arms reductions. Negro Deaths Frustration, Thirsts Go Unquenched By GRAHAM SUDBURY JR. (Courier News Staff Writer) For seasons too numerous to recall now, Courier News workers have quenched their business-hour .thirst by utilizing a popular-brand soft drink mechanical vendor located in the back regions of the newspaper plant. The mechanical vending machine was, at best, a cantankerous one, liable to sudden seizures of balkiness and generally uncooperative demeanor. Some time ago the pop-dispenser was joined by another of a different variety which soon developed its own particular distemper. Not an uncommon situation in which both man-made machines became joint partners in a mutual enterprise to do battle against their superiors, achieving a more-than-reasonable degree of success in their endeavors. .This morning, awed staff members gazed upon a sparkling new chrome-plated dispenser, which, in its enameled majesty, had replaced the first machine, departed for regions unknown! The replacement device appeared, at first glance, to embody what, in the limited vocabulary of modern advertising writers,, has come to be termed "all the wonders of modern precision mechanical engineering," and visions of new luxury danced briefly through em- ployes' weary heads, arms, hands and fingrrs. But, on closer inspection, the spanking-new cooler showed traits that set even hardier souls despairingly a-quiver. Displayed coldly across the modern-convenient-ingenious coin-taking device of the new box was the tersely- scribbled notation, "Use Other Machine." Mary Lou Hart Services for Hary Lou Hart, infant daughter of Alfred and Willie Mae Hart who died yesterday at the parent's home on the M. F. Brownlee farm, were conducted at 1 p. m. today in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. C. M. Shockley. Survivors include the parents, four brothers and three sisters. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. 22.75; commercial to low good 15.00-18.00; utility and commercial cows 9.50-11.50, few 12.00-50; canner and cutter cows mostly 6.509.50; shelly canners 6.00 down; utility and commercial bulls 11.5013.00; canner and cutter bulls 8.SO- IL 00; good and choice vealers 16.00-19.00; limited numbers high choice and prime 20.00-21.00; commercial to low good vealers 12.0015.00; culls down to 8.00. Joiner Baptist Church To Conduct Revival JOINER — The Joiner Baptist Church has scheduled a revival to begin tomorrow, with the Rev Homer E. Kirkpatrick, Hot Springs evangelist, preaching. The Rev. Leonard Kaffka, pastor of the Joiner church, will direct singing. The session will run eight days. (Continued from Pag« W "vigorous anti-communism is more dangerous than communism." Irrelevant Watkins let McCarthy read it, but told him "most of it is not relevant and material to the issues as we understand them." The chairman commented too that McCarthy's statement was unsworn and was "not testimony." McCarthy, thanking Watkins, read his statement in a firm clear voice. Williams quickly stepped in then with the attempt to get the senators to throw out the first of the charges against McCarthy — the one immediately before the com mittee. In detail, this charges that McCarthy repeatedly refused to answer request by a Senate Rules subcommittee to appear before it while it was looking into his financial and tax affairs. Subsequently the subcommittee issued a report that raised critical questions about McCarthy. Time Element The crux of Williams' argument was that this charge goes back beyond the present Congress. The power of Congress to censure a member "dies with the Congress in which the contempt was allegedly committed," Williams said. He argued that the Supreme Court has ruled three times to this effect. "I feel that this is the heart of our defense on this first charge," Williams added. Never in the history of the Senate, never in the history of the United States judicial system, had a senator been censured for conduct that occurred in a preceding- Congress, Williams contended. Watkins said the committee already had "determined that issue" of whether the charge was pertinent to its inquiry. The committee, Watkins said, does not propose to go into the With the Courts CIRCUIT COURT— Phillips Petroleum Co. vs. Harry Bpgan, d/b/a Harry Bogan Distributing Co., suit on account, $898, appealed from Common Pleas Court by defendant. In the matter of Hiram G. Snodgrass, by Mrs. Odie Yarbro, his mother, change of name to Hiram G. Haley. IKE of Instruction Schools For PTA Leaders Set Mrs. J. W. Miller of Bassett, Fifth District officer of the PTA, will conduct a school of instruction for officers and chairmen of the North Mississippi County PTA units here tomorrow, A similar school for PTA officers in South Mississippi County will be conducted at Keiser on Thursday. The schools will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . question of the "truth or falsity" of any matters raised before the into whether McCarthy's conduct Banking subcommittee but only demned for it. Brief Accepted "We don't agree with you," Wat- was such that he should be con- kins told Williams. But he said the attorney could put his argument in ^ brief and that the brief would be carefully considered. McCarthy handed out copies of his statement to reporters before the hearing began. "I would be untruthful," the statement said, "If I agreed that my accusers were not affected by ulterior, political considerations. "I believe that my accusers either entertain such motives themselves, or are unwitting victims of powerful pressure groups in the :ountry who are best characterized as opponents of a vigorous light against communism." As this Senate committee began ts inquiry, another prepared to make public tomorrow its findings on McCarthy's row with Army of- cials—subject of 36 days of hearings earlier this year. Continued from Page 1 collective security in the face that situation, he said: "If the free world does not hang together, then the unity of communism, achieved by force, by the use of the police outside your door and the spy inside your home, that unity will take one nation at a time, beginning with the most exposed, and subdue it." Then, repeating what he told the American Legion convention in Washington .earlier yesterday, he said such a course would lead eventually to isolation of America. The crowd cheered when ,he added that must never occur — "We shall not let it occur." And he declared: "All this world needs — all this free world needs — to be safe is a united approach to the problem of security and defense," He also appealed for unity at home on American foreign policy. Eisenhower and Hoover flew to Denver immediately after the chief executive concluded his address. Today they travel from the Summer White House here to Fraser, Colo., for three days of trout fishing. Half Moon Church Holds Revival Meetings The Half Moon Assembly of God Church is currently holding a series of revival meetings with the Rev. Billy Shultz of Plain View, Tex., as evangelist. Services are being conducted each night at 8 with the Rev. W. D. Rambo, pastor, in charge of special singing and music. 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