The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 28, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 159 Blytheville Courier Ely theville Daily News McCarthy Faces Stiff Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1954 Senate Fight * Associates See Uphill Contest, Vigorous Battle WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy appeared today to face an uphill .fight in fending off a vote of censure, when the Senate meets Nov. 8 to weigh his conduct. Some of his associates privately conceded as much, but they said the Wisconsin Republican will fight vigorously and that the picture may change before the Senate returns nearly six weeks hence. Thrown into the balance yester- . day was the. unanimous report by tliree Republican and three Democratic senators recommending that their colleagues officially criticize certain of McCarthy's past actions. The six comprise a special committee set up to study the is- fiue., McCarthy was silent on the course he will pursue, and his chief attorney, Edward Bennett Wil- -liams, said McCarthy would have no comment at this time on the committee's report, based on nine days of public hearings. The Chicago Tribune, however, quoted McCarthy as saying that if the Senate upholds the accusations against him it will have taken a long stride toward "abdication of its constitutional right to investigate wrongdoing in the executive departments." Will fight Curbs "I do not care whether I am censured or not," the Tribune Quoted him, "but I will fight against establishing a precedent which will curb investigative power and assist any administration in power to cover up its misdeeds." McCarthy, under treatment for a sinus ailment, was reported in seculsion by Williams and in too much discomfort tp dp much planning now to meet the censure move. One McCarthy associate, declining to be quoted by name, said he suspects that as of now McCarthy might "lose" the votes of as many as 15 of the Senate's 48 Republican members on a censure test, and that he doubts that many Democrats would rally to McCarthy's cause. He said the story may be different on the actual showdown in November, however, after the congressional elections and after McCarthy has entered his defense. Williams said yesterday that defense will be "lengthy and vigorous." Too few senators were willing to go on public records at this point to permit any accurate forecast of the showdown lineup, An Associated Press Survey of senators who could be reached yesterday and last night showed this ^division: 14 senators apparently inclined to vote to censure McCarthy, but not committed to do 'so. 5 senators apparently inclined to oppose censure, but also not fully committed. 37 senators noncommittal. George Predicts Censure This accounted for 56 of the Senate's 96 members—too few to indicate the likely result of. the test. However, the dean of the Senate: Democratic Sen. George of Georgia, predicted the vote will be to censure' McCarthy. George declined to say how he personahy will vote. The Georgian's judgment is respected by many of his colleagues in both parties . What plans McCarthy may have to rev up the operationsof his Senate Investigations subcommittee remained undisclosed. He had announced he was declining, "a vast number" of invitations to deliver campaign speeches for Republican congressional candidates because he could do the GOP more good by probing wrong doings. The committee's findings do not affect his right to conduct hearings, nor would a censure by the Senate. Censure is an official reprimand, but it carries with it no sanctions such as loss of committee chairmanships or seniority. The special six-man committee headed by Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) used such words as these to describe its conclusions about McCarthy's conduct: "unworthy ... inexcusable ... reprehensible ... contemptuous." .Unanimously its members agreed that McCarthy deserved the punishment of an official public reprimand on these three counts: 1 That he was "contemptuous, contumacious, denunciatory" toward a 1951-52 Senate Elections Committee which had questioned •orne of his financial dealings, and by .extension contemptuous of the Senate itaelf. 2. That he used language "inba d taste and unworthy of a member of this body" in denouncing senators who served on the subcommittee. 3. That he WAS guilty of "inexcusable" and "rehensible" abuse of Brig. O«n. Ralph W. Zwicker. TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday GETTING READY — Members of various church, school, and civic organizations were busy today getting floats ready for the parade Thursday afternoon which officially kicks off the 15th annual National 'Cotton Picking Contes't. Shown above are members of the Blytheville Chapter of Future Farmers of America getting their float ready. A total of 22 floats and a number of bands are expected to enter the parade. (Courier News Photo) Rodeo Will Be Another NCPC Program 'First! A genuine western rodeo, the first of its kind staged in Blytheville in- years, perhaps ever, will be the big entertainment feature at the National Cotton Picking Contest Friday NCPC Parade 9-Power Conference On W. German Issue Is Off to'Good Start' By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) — The nine-power conference on German rearmament got off to what delegates termed ''a good start" at a 90-minute, session this morning. ,.: : " K staged v *ery well but it is too early yet to predict any result," Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak told newsmen as the nine foreign ministers and their aides left the music room of stately Lancaster House for the luncheon recess Echoing Spaak, Canadian For-1 ; ' eign Secretary Lester Pearson said the talks "are off to a very good start." British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden was elected chairman of, the parley, -attended by U.S. Secretary of State Dulles, Spaak, Pearson, French Premier Mendes- Prance ,West German Chandler Konrad Adenauer, Gaetano Mar- ENTERS BEAUTY REVTJE — A Blytheville entrant in the National Cotton Picking Contest competition to name a queen is Miss Sue Carol Orsburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carltoh Orsburn. The .21-year-old Arkansas State College student was picked. as one of ASC's Campus Beauties. afternoon. For an huor and a half, between 3u and 40 western cowboys will rid broncs and rope calves in front o the main grandstand at Walke Park. The show is to get started at o'clock. Produced by S. F. Norwood of Sai Antonio, Tex., the show • will fea tore bronco and Brahma bull riding and calf roping. Clown cowboys and their trained mules will be on hand for comic relief. Some GO head of stock, exclusive of roping and pickup horses, wil accompany the show. The cowboys, most of whom are from Texas, have performed, in shows in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. They are led by Doug Garying, one of the top ropers of the southwest. He's from Olton, Tex. Lupe Gonzale of San Antonio is one of the top bull riders in the southwest and Lyle Caring, another Texan, is the show's top bareback man. The cowboys performed before a sell-out crowd at Walnut Ridge 'daturday night and were well received there. It wil be the first time" a full rodeo has been attempted by the National Cotton Picking Contest. SEEKS TITLE — Seeking to add another'title to the one she already holds is Miss Jackie Bowles, 18 - year - old Memphis State student who will compete in the Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest beauty revue Thursday night. The five- foot, seven-inch brunette won the Miss Universe contest in Memphis earlier this year. Air Force to Open Recruiting Office Here October 1 An Air Force recruiting office will be opened in Blytheville Oct. 1, according to an announcement yesterday by Capt. Charles W. Stevens, commander of the USAF Recruiting- Detachment in Little Rock. The recruiting office will be opened in City Hall with M/Sgt. Jesse W. Blaylock as non-commissioned officer in charge. In announcing plans for opening of the office here, Capt. Stevens said that due to the density of population in Mississippi County, the station will be responsible for the enlistment of the men in Mississippi County only. Mississippi County previously was covered by S/Sgt. K. J. Ward who is stationed at Jonesborc and traveled to Blytheville once a week. Faubus To Be Here Tomorrow Orval E. Faubus, Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas, who is to be in. BlytheviUe for the opening of the" National Cotton Picking Contest, will be honored at a banquet here tomorrow night by the Faubus Committee of Mississippi" Cou'nTfy;~ according ; "to"Ot 'A. Hudson. The dinner will be held at Hotel Noble at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. There are still a number of tickets available at Hudson Cleaners, Mr. Hud- National Cotton" Picking Contest. Parade Chairman Bob Warren today released these facts on Thursday's parade: 1. The Parade will begin to roll down Main Street at 3 pjn. 2. Main Street must be cleared by 2 pan. Cars left after that time will be towed away by City Police and the towing charge will be assessed the owner. 3. Little Park will be open all day for 'free parking. 4. Floats may still be entered in. the parade. Mr. Warren should be contacted by those desiring an . entry, 5. This year's parade promises to be the biggest and best ever, with 22 floats entered and about that same number of NCPC queen .contestants riding ^in the procession. *" 2 Killed in Head-On Crash near Manila Democrats Hold Edge in Campaign Now, Says Nixon Mr. Faubus. Huntsville publisher who defeated Gov. Francis Cherry's bid for a second term last month, will be in Blytheville to take part in the parade opening the National otton Picking Contest Thursday afternoon. He is to leave after the parade for Kansas City, Mo. State Rep. Jimmie Edwards will be master of ceremonies at the banquet and Mr. Faubus will be the peaker. ANOTHER PAST NCPC WINNER READY TO GO — Wesley Buck of Hornersviile, Mo., is shown looking over the 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest program while he recalled winning 10 prizes over the past 14 years including the first place prize in 1943. A grade school teacher at Senath, Mo:, Mr Buck has entered the contest every year it has been held. The picking contest Friday will mark the 15th year it has been held. (Courier News Photo) Permit Sought For Filling Station Notice has been given by City Engineer, A. L. Wood, that an application for a building permit has been filed with his office to construct a service station on the corner of Walnut and Division. Any objection to the construction of the building must be filed in writing with the city clerk'with- in 3r days before the City Council can act on the application, the notice said. The application was made by Calvin Carter and Roy Gammill for the construction of a one story masonite building. Forfeit Traffic Bonds Two men forfeited bonds in Municipal Court this morning on traffic violation charges. Lance W. Ferguson forfeited bond of $120.75 on a charge of driving while intoxicated and Calvin Ray forfeited $19.75 bond on a charge of improper vehicle brakes. Flower Shop To Open Here Blytheville's newest flower shop, to be known as Dollie's Flower Shop, will open tomorrow at 330 South Division Street. The new flower shop will be operated by Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitney of Blytheville. For the past several years, Mrs. Whitney has been associated with Allen's Flowe 1 - Shop. , Plans for a formal opening will be announced later, Mrs. Whitney said. Faubus To Reward Friends' LITTLE ROCK (&)— Orval Fau:us, Democratic nominee for gov- rnor, says his "great obligation is to the people," but after that obligation is discharged, "if I can reward my friends then, I have done no great wrong." He told a banquet meeting of the Sixth District of the National Asso r ciation of Radio and Television Broadcasters last night that he was going to pay his "political obligations." Quoting Andrew Jackson's famous remark that "to the victor belongs the spoils," he said, "We know that to a certain extent that is correct." Faubus, who defeated Gov. Francis Cherry bid for a second term nomination, talked as if his election is assured. And it is, unless Little Rock's Republican mayor Pratt Remmel. the GOP candidate, can break a 75-year tradition in the Nov. 2 general election. The nominee said he was going "to try to give my friends the consideration which should be theirs. But I'll never -give to anyone — friend or not—anything that would jeopardize the rights of other peo- Higfi-Level Army Conference Set Ike Will Confer With Gen. Ridgway And Sec. Stevens By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (^—President Eisenhower arranged a conference today with Secretary of the Army Stevens and General Matthew B. Ridgway, Faubus, who spoke without a prepared text, told the radio people that radio and television played a large part in his successful campaign by introducing him to voters who otherwise had no information about him. H. G. Port low, Jr., Admitted to Bar H. a. Partlow, Jr., son of Circuit Judge-Elect and Mrs. H. G. Partlow, ST., of Blytheville, yesterday was licensed by the Arkansas Supreme Court. He and 16 other attorneys were licensed after passing bar exami- Army chief of staff. Murray Snyder, assistant presidential press secretary, told newsmen there was no emergency bringing the two top Army officials to Eisenhower's vacation headquarters but declined to give any reason for the conference. Another caller on the President's list today was Dr. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, Burns customarily reports to Eisenhower every Monday morning. But they have not met in more than five weeks. There were reports here, meanwhile, that the President plans to get away this weekend for another four or five-day stay at a Rocky Mountain trout fishing camp he has visited twice since his vacation began. The camp is located at the secluded ranch of two of Eisenhower's old friends, Aksel Nielsen and Carl Norgren, at Fraser, Colo., 70 miles northwest of Denver. Since his last visit to Fraser the area has had its first snow storm of the year, caping in white the nearby mountains' rising to nearly 14,000 feet. The elevation at Fraser itself is more than 9,000 feet. Eisenhower's headquarters here in Denver announced today that he and Secretary of Agriculture Benson have requested the nation's railroads to reduce rates on hay shipments into states hit by the drought. Benson reported to the President here yesterday on drought conditions in 700 counties in 15 states. Last year, in respons to a similar appeal by the government, the railroads reduced freight rates 50 per cent. ;ino of Italy, Johan Beyens of the Netherlands and Premier Joseph Bech of Luxembourg. Promising new trouble for them was a last minute French move to ring the troublesome Saar issue into the talks on West German sovereignty and rearmament. Speed Urged Immediately after his designation as chairman, Eden proposed a ;treamlined timetable designed to win agreement within 50 days on reeing West Germany from Allied occupation and enlisting her troops in the defense of West Europe. Eden suggested the occupying powers — France, Britain and the United States — draw up a plan for returning sovereignty to the Bonn republic. The i f ull nine-country conference, meanwhile, would deal with rearmament. Eden set mid-November — within 50 days — as a target for complete and final agreement, except for- the necessary parliamentary ratifications. The current conference is expected to last four to 10 days. The British foreign secretary proposed that it try to reach only general agreement, and that experts then be instructed to work out details for approval by 2. second.nine-pow- er parley to be held, within a month. Special Meeting Following this second meeting, •the - nine • ministers • -would—report^ubMcans^T^ jointly to a special meeting of the ' " "" NATO council to be held not later than mid-November/ The council would then admit the West German republic as the 15th member of the North Atlantic Alliance. The stumbling block raised by the French involved the disputed Saar territory, formerly German MANILA ,—- : A commercial fisherman and a mother of three small children died as the result of a head-on truck collision on Highway 77 about three and a half miles south- of here yesterday 'afternoon. Dead are H. H. (Red) Oilers, -48. of Big Lake and Mrs. Juanita Owens, 28, of the John P. Morgan farm about. 14*-miles'south of Manila. ' : ——:—-* This is the third fatal -wreck on Highway 77 south of Manila in the past six months. Mr. Oilers died instantly of h*esd and chest injuries and Mrs. Owens died from head injuries about-10 minutes after reaching the hospital, according to Lee Baker, deputy, sheriff......'-' Driver of the one-ton truck which crashed into Mr. Oilers*. pick-up, Carl Deaton of Marion, ni., is being held in county jafl in .Blytheville on charges of involuntary manslaughter, Gene Ma-, bry, state policeman, said this morning. Mr. Oilers was taking Mrs. Owens to her home after she had But Vice President Predicts Republicans Will Gain Victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vice President Nixon has reported to Republican headquarters that Democrats currently hold the edge in the campaign to capture Congress—but he. predicts a GOP/ victory on election day Nov. 2. ' • Nixon, who has been one of his party's busiest campaign speakers, is reported to estimate the contest for the Senate— now 8 Re- been to Manila to get medicine for one of her children when the accident happened about 5 p.m.,, yesterday, Deputy Baker said. ' Deaton told officers that he must have gone to sleep and" his truck wandered over'on the left "side of the road to cause the head-on collision. A coal dealer, Mr. Deaton told officers that he had been to West Ridge to deliver a load of coal and but now France. tied economically to West Germany has offered«to abandon its claim to this rich coal- producing and industrial area on nations. Adenauer Will Visit U.S. Starting Oct. 25 LONDON UP) — West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer will visit the United States Oct. 25 for a 10-day stay and will confer with President Eisenhower, German informants said today. The 79-year-old Adenauer is re- the French-German border if it is administered by the 15-nation Council of Europe. Both France and West Germany are members of the council. The French let it be known yesterday that they prefer to see the Saar administered by the expanded Brussels Treaty organizatoin they and the British have proposed — Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The French want agreement on this point before hey approve West German rearmament. Agree in Principle The Germans seemed certain to urn this idea down. There was ome speculation the French had aised the issue chiefly as a bargaining weapon in the negotiations on German arms. As the conference opened, the nine powers were agreed in principle to inclusion of West Germany and Italy in the Brussels alliance, and to admission of West Germany into NATO at the same time. Aside from the Saar question, the main point still at issue was the French insistence on strong safeguards to prevent any new German army from dominating the continent. j The French have proposed a detailed system of inspection and control aimed at keeping the German military machine from outgrowing the forces of its partners. It also would enable other nations to keep a sharp eye on Germany's .manufacture of military equipment. The French want this control system operated by the expanded Brussels organization. Britain and the United States believe it wouM be better to have the NATO organization supervise the safeguards. Both the French and British plans were drawn up after the European Defense Community treaty was rejected by the French National Assembly. independent—-about" even. But he had advised party leaders they must overcome voter apathy and mend. some GOP organizational splits in order to win the House five weeks hence. Nixon's views became known prior to his start on another campaign swing. Among other political developments was an expression by the American Federation of Labor (AFL) that "labor-endorsed candidates appear -to be in a better position to win in November than in any election since 1948." "Stot in Arm" Judging by audience applause. Nixon has told GOP colleagues that peace, communism and the integrity of the Eisenhower administration are the themes to hit on the political 'stump. He is reported to have described President Eisenhower's Los Angeles speech—a call for election of a Republican Congres—the "shot in the arm" needed by Republican fund raisers. The AFL, in adopting Monday a batch of resolutions at its annual convention in Los Angeles, said it saw "an unmistakable trend of voter sentiment expressing disapproval with the action, or lack of action, on the part of the last Congress and the administration." Much of the major political activity Monday involved labor union groups. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell submitted to an hour's questioning on the administration's abor record at the Miami Beach convention of the CIO International lectric Workers Union. And Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn), appearing before the. AFL Central labor Council at Portland, Ore., reviewed what he called "20 months of Republican treason to the cause of public power at low cost.' Mitchell told his questioners he favors an increase in the national minimum wage and "constructive amendments" to the Taft-Hartley labor relations law. Union President James B. Carey hailed Mitchell's willingness to "beard the lion in its den" as "an Tho accident occurred near the Gallaway Store and a phone call from the store was made to Deputy Baker for an ambulance which took Mrs. Owens to "the 'Ratton Clinic in Manila. Trooper Mabry and Deputy Baker investigated the accident. Both trucks were completely demolished, they reported. Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning with Howard Funeral Home in "charge. Mr. Oilers is survived by his wife of Big Lake. Besides her husband, Casey Owens of Green Bay, Wis., Mrs, Owens is survived by three daughters, Ruby, Betty and Marion Owens, of near Manila. Fire Damages 42 Bales at indication of his courage and his character." Aid for Farm Laborers Asked LITTLE ROCK IB The State Drought Committee is asking for federal aid for financially 'hard- pressed Arkansas farm laborers, victims of a hot, rainless summer which kayoed Arkansas crops. W. L. Jameson Jr., chairman of the State Drought Committee, wants the Department of Agriculture to release more emergency Harold Wright filed as candidate j aid cash, or support federal proj- for alderman of Ward One in the November general election, W. I. Malin, city clerk, said today. Mr. Wright will oppose W. L. plying to a long-standing invitationj(Bill) Walker, who is running for to receive an honorary degree i re-election. from Columbia University in New| Filing deadline for the Nov. 2 York. deadline is Oct. 3. ects which would employ needy workers during the off-season months. He made the request to Clay H. Stackhouse of Washington, assistant deputy administrator of production adjustment of the Commodity Stabilization Service. Forty-two bales of cotton were damaged in a fire whcih broke out in one of the oales at Federal Compress Warehouse No. 1 at .2:45 ajn. today, according to Fire Chief Boy Head, The exact cause of the fire, which was discovered by the night watchman, is not known, he said, although no property damage resulted. "All warehouse operators and other establishments which have grass growing against the sides of the buildings axe asked to clean away the grass u> prevent fires from spreading into the structures," Chief Head "said this morning . "This is the time of year," he continued, "when dying grass is the cause of many fires." ' ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy with scattered th'indershowers , . this, afternoon and tonight, showers and local thunderstorms' Wednesday and in northwest portion tonight, colder northwest Wednesday. MISSOURI— Partly cloudy south and considerable cloudiness north this afternoon and tonight with showers and thunderstorms northwest this afternoon and over north and west portions tonight Minimum this morning— 68. Maximum yesterday — 94. Suarlst tomorrow— 5:53, Sunset today— 5:49. Mean temperjuure (midway between high and low-77.5. Precipitation last 24 hour* to 7 a.m. today — nont. Precipitation J»a. 1 to thU d»l« — 5.83. THIs D»tt latt YMT Maximum ye»t*rday-4M, Minimum this morning— 4*8. Precipitation J*nu*iy 1 to 4*t« — Don't Forget to Qualify As a Voter by Paying Your Poll Tax by Midnight Oct. 1

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