The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1954 · Page 2
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?A01 TWO BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NlTWi THURSDAY, », 19N U. S., France Plan Immediate Action To Aid Indochina JOHN M. HJGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and France evidently will put into immediate action a new program to bolster free Indochina against billion-dollar communism. Tlie approval of congressional leaders, however, will be sough for some expenditure*. Agreement on the program wa announced last night in a commu nique issued after three days' talks between top French and American officials. The communique.gave only gen era! statements of determination "to support the" complete independence of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam." But it marked the first time since the snooting war ended on July 21 that-the United States and France have actually had a common ac tion program. In this sense it probably means a new era of cooperation, in the struggle to save Indo china. ' Main Provisions Aside from the communique, it was learned from official sources that the main provisions of the program are: 1. France's 10-division force in Viet Nam will be systematically .reduced. • The aim .is to get all French forces out or Viet Nam by March 1956,; about four, months prior to elections on whether the whole of Viet Nam will go Communist or not. 2. The withdrawal will be geared to a jelatively slow schedule so 4bat no power vacuum will be created. Time will be permitted vfor the training of larger native forces sponsibility for the country's security. Native forces will be trained also in Laos and Cambodia. 3. Large quantities of military equipment, supplied by the United States- to the French for fighting the Communist in Indochina, will be turned-over to the native Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (lZ:3f qmtatioiu) Oct .:..... 3501 3502 3491 Dec ....... 3518 3518 350« Mar ....... 3541 3544 3531 May ....... 355« 35M 3545 3493 3508 3533 3547 New Orleans Cotton Oct Dec M*r May Chicago Soybeans Nov ... 266 387% 265V 2 266V 4 Jan ... 268% 270% 269% 269y 4 Mch ... 271 272 270 % 271 May ... 272 273% 271% 272y 4 Chicago Corn troops. The Geneva peace settlement forbids shipping in additional new arms but the United States stands ready to provide replacement arms which the peace settlement permits. 4. The United States tentatively is committed to give financial aid to the Paris government for support of its shrinking forces in Indochina. France wants this aid at the rate of 400 million dollars a year. However, funds were voted by- Congress for 'a fighting war, not for holding the line in peace, and Eisenhower administration officials plan to seek approval from ing the commitment firm. 5. The United States will give direct financial support to Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Laos at the rate of about 385 million dollars a year for the rest of this year. The rate-may increase next year as their military forces grow. The program developed in the conference' led by U.S. Undersecretary of State Walter ' Bedell Smith, France's minister for Indo- Chicogo Wheat- Dec ... 214% 214% 214y, 214% Men ... 217 217 216& 216% A T.&nd T 172 3-8 Amer Tobacco 615-8 Anaconda Copper 41 5-8 Beth Steel 78 3-8 Chrysler 69 1-4 Coca-Cola , 115 1-8 Gen Electric 437-8 Gen Motors 91 3-8 Montgomery Ward 70 5-8 N Y Central 191-8 Int Harvester 32 5-8 Republic Steel 62 7-8 Radio . '. 33 Socony Vacuum 48 1-2 Studebaker 19 3-4 Standard of N J 100 Texas Corp 78 3-4 eSarg 74 US Steel 57 1-8 Sou Pac 44 3-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Ufi — (USDA)—Hogs 7,000; moderately active; barrows and gilts 180 Ib up 10-15 lower; 15-25 under top yesterday; lighter weights fully tteady; sows steady to 25 higher; choice 180-260 Ib 19.50-65; several hundred head 19.75; heavier weights scarce; 150-170 Ib 19.00-50; 120-140 Ib 10.25-75; sows 400 Ib down 17.25-18.50; heavier sows 15.25-17.25; boar* 12.00-16.00. Cattle 2,700, calvra 1,000; moderately active demand for steers and butcher yearlings with early sales fully steady; good and choice •teerc 22.00-24.50; choice to low prime mixed yearlings 22.25-24.50; cows active and fully ate ady; utility and commercial 9.00-12.50; can- nen and cutters 6.50*9.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 11.50-13.00; canner and cutter bulls •.00*11.00; vealers strong to 1.00 hlfher; few high choice and prime J3.00-2J.OO; good and choice 17.0011.00; commercial and low food U.OO-IT.OO. '. mfjm* MOHiHt Finance Minister .Edgar faure, is a renewal of the French-American cooperation which has been in a state of collapse since the Indochina war ended. In essence French and native troops were doing the fighting with American equipment; American dollars were bolstering the French government. When peace came many U.S. officials feared "the French were .so sick of the fight that "they would get out at once or else would, fail ;o strengthen the native states. Meanwhile the U.S. SPECK able for expenditures in Indochina ihrough the end of 1955. The only hitch is that funds were earmarked Congress for an aggressive campaign to rid Indochina of lommunism. Proposing instead to spend it on holding the line,.of- 'icials told the French they would have to get further agreement be- 'orejmaking a firm commitment. They appeared confident congres- lonal leaders would consent. LaChambre told a news conference France has no interest in maintaining any military force in Indochina now except for the pro- ection of the Indochinese .states.. The Vietnamese government wants to take over full responsi- illity for Viet Nam's national es- urity in March 1956, LaChambre ,dded. He said France hopes to lave all its troops out by that ime. Continued from Page 1 against it." Hit* "Domination" Stietenroth, who lost his job after he criticized the Dixon-Yates proposal, told the committee that New York power companies have thrown a ''yoke of domination" over Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. His former firm is a subsidiary of Middle South Utilities, Inc.. one of the partners in the Dixon-Yates combine. As soon as the subcommittee approved the resolution to ask a delay on the contract, Langer called a surprise witness to the stand. He was identified as J. W. Speck, Frenchmen's Bayou, Ark. Langer said that after Speck's testimony Stietenroth would be recalled. Speck, a surprise witness, testified he had' learned that the Arkansas Power and Light Co. kept what he called at least two sets of books on its earnings. He charged the company with enforcing "excessive rai;es" on Arkansas consumers. Speck identified,himself .as President Eisenhower's preconvention manager in Arkansas and as a Republican candidate for governor in 1950 -and 1952. He added he is now an Arkansas farmer and said he probably will vote Democratic. Was EBASCO Employe As an engineer working for the Electric Bond and Share Co. of New York, one of the holding companies involved in the controversy over the power situation in Arkan;as and . its neighboring states, Speck said in early 1948 he saw a icmpany pamphlet- which reported that Arkansas Power and Light-was making a profit of between 14 and 1C per cent. At the same time he ;aid the company claimed' it. was making less than 6 per cent profit. Stietenroth, waiting to "follow Speck on the stand, had spoken of two sets of: books he.said were kept for his former company in -Mississippi. . Speck said his own domestic power bill had jumped from $10.90 in July to $29.50 in August and that his only additional use of power was' for a one-ton air conditioner. "I.know when I leave this meeting that there will be certain pres- .sures applied against me for having appeared here," Speck added. He said in answer to questions that the power company does not retaliate against critics "with .a sledge hammer. They kind of bleed you to death gradually. They put the pin in here and there." Cites Retaliation Speck said that once before when he had criticized the power company, his father-in-law, F. F. Davies, a Little Rock brocker, had lost all of his .business because of pressure by C. Hamilton Moses, chairman of Arkansas Power and Light. Speck said his complaint is against the control and the "excessive rates and poor service" which he said are maintained in Arkansas by Arkansas Power and Light. This company is one of four sub- sidaries of Middle South Utilities U.S. to Oppose Special UN Economic Plan By TOM WHITNEY UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Uf> — Authoritative sources say the U.S. delegation to the U.N. General Assembly will continue to oppose establishment of a 250-million dollar special U.N. Fund for Economic Development—SUNFED. American representatives, whose government would be asked to put up about a third of the fund/ reportedly still think such a program must wait until adoption of some general disarmament plan permits diversion of arms expenditures to peaceful development. The SUNFED idea has been getting increasing support. The Netherlands, a former opponent, recently announced approval. Underdeveloped nations which would get the grants and long-term, low interest loans naturally are for it. They make up the majority of the U.N. membership. . The SUNFED proposal was launched in 1951, when the General Assembly set up a committee to work out a financial assistance program. The committee reported in March 1953 that an international fund should be set up. When the United States and Britain opposed it, the Assembly sent the project to the U.N. Economic and Social Council for further study. The Council's report, will- come up for discussion, in the, current Assembly. McCarran Rifts To Be Saturday RENO UK — Arrangement* were completed today for Catholic burial rites Saturday for Sen. Pat McCarran, 78, (D-Ncv), who died Tuesday night. A congressional delegation will attend the funeral. The rosary was scheduled for St. Thomas Aquinas cathedral here, with the body to lie in state afterward. Pontifical mass will be celebrated at the cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. An invocation, with remarks from senators and benediction by Bishop R. J. Dwyer of the Reno diocese, was to be held at, 1 p.m. in the state building. . McCarran, a veteran of 22 years in the Senate, will be buried Saturday afternoon in 'the family plot here. Cath Won't ftuit for Governor LITTLE ROCK (£»>—State Labor Commissioner Joe Cash said today that he will not run for governor in the November -election. Cash had hinted for weeks-that he would run as an independent against Democrat Orval Faubus and Republican Pratt Remmel. In making the statement that he would not run. Cash said he hoped that any others who coniidtred running as independent* would eliminate themselves so that voters "could choose between two distinct candidates and two distinct parties." Home EC Students Make Memphis Trip Third-year home economics class of Mrs. W. B. Hobson was in Memphis this week to further their -study of fabrics as they prepare for a tailoring'course. Toe group- was taken through the fabric center at Lowenstein's where girls saw various products and heard the story behind the manufacture of each. Making the trip were Ruth Austin, Mabel Crook, Barbara Franks, Peggy Gunter, Pat Holder, Peggy Johnson, Geraldine Lovelady, Margaret Palmer, Bonnie Statler and Patty" West. Mrs. J. E. Gunter, Mrs, Clayton Holder, Mrs. Paul Long, Mrs. Lane Nowell and Mrs. Hobson accompanied them. . Forfeit Traffic Bonds in Municipal Court this morning J. L. Morgan forfeited $19.75 bond in a charge of having no drivers license. ....'. ;' Three persons forfeited. bonds, in Municipal Court yesterday on charges of traffic violations. Jimmie Crisco forfeited $111.75 bond on a charge of driving while intoxicated while Kenneth Morris forfeited $48 bond on a charge of reckless driving and Almos Whitley forfeited $10' bond on a charge of speeding. Flood-Stricken Area Gets Airlift BALBOA, C. 2. (JP)—A U. 8. airlift of relief supplies for flood-ravaged northwest Honduras swung into full operation today. Transports from Albrook Air Base here were loaded with emergency rations, medicine, water purifying equipment and dismantled helicopters. The helicopters were for, reassembly in Honduras and use on relief and rescue missions to isolated areas. ' ' One report said between 1.000 and 2,000 flood victims were marooned on rooftops and in trees. The floods are a result of heavy rains which have lashed Honduras without letup since hurricane Qilda struck Monday. 'ith the Courts COMMON PLEAS— Bob L. Woodward vs. P. H. Jernigan automobile accident damages, $450. Cleatus Raper vs. W. C. Brewer, automobile accident damages, $200. CIRCUIT COURT— (Criminal)—State of Arkansas vs. Willie May Pugh. first degree murder. State of Arkansas vs. Ernest Hubbard, first degree murder. State of Arkansas vs. Carl Deaton,. involuntary manslaughter. Inc., which in turn is one of the two companies involved in the Dixon-Yates contract. WARNING .ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Claudia L. Wallace, Pltf. . vs. No. 12,781 R. B. Wallace, Dft. The defendant, R. B; Wallace, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and'answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Claudia L. Wallace. Dated this 22nd day of September, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. 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