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Wednesday, November 10, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L-NO. 195 llySe Wew. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! LAST SALK BLOOD TEST — Some 104 second, third and fourth grade children had the third, and final polio blood test made this morning at Blytheville Health Dnit. P. E. Wactor, left, a health unit inspector, is shown making test of some fourth- grade students from Central School. Of the polio cases reported in Mississippi County thus far this year, none of the patients had taken the Salk anti- polio shots. (Courier News Photo) McCarthy Charges Watkins With 'Not Giving the Facts 4 Challenge Follows Statement of Case By Utah Senator By JACK BELI. WASHINTGON (AP) — Sen. Watkins laid the case for censure o( Sen. McCarthy before the Senate today and ran into an immediate challenge from McCarthy that "you are not giving the facts as they are." Watkins, Utah Republican and head of the specinl six-member committee which recommended censure, gave the Senate a report in dry, unemotional tones of the committee's work. He said it had approached Its Eisenhower Asks Senate To Approve SEATO Treaty Little Hope for Tax Relief in 1955 Seen WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Democrats who led a futile fight earlier this year for a big individual income tax cut held out little hope today for any substantial taxpayer relief in 1955, even though the Democratic party will control Congress. Legion Post Tops Its Quota Makes Plans for Fifth District 1 Manila Meet "We have something to crow about," Gilbert Mann, commander of the Blytheville Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, said in relating the post's membership drive figures which now stands some 50 over the quota of 913. At the regular meeting at the Legion Hut last night plans were made to push membership to the 1,000 mark which they hope to attain by Veteran's Day tomorrow. A meeting of the Fifth District of American Legion will be held at the Legion Hut In Manila Nov. 21, he said. The meeting will he preceded by a dinner. "Dud Cason Post is already one of the largest in the state and we hope to be well represented at the meeting," Mr. Mann said. Luxora Legion Plans Local Talent Show MJXOKA — A Mxisical variety show, "You Can't Beat Fun," will be staged at the Luxora High School auditorium Nov. 18 and 19 under the sponsorship of the American Legion Post 296. They indicated a less favorable budget situation may postpone a new individual income tax cut until 1958, or at best permit a smaller cut than they advocated in the past congressional session. All 10 holdover Democrats on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee were polled for their views on a possible individual income tax cut next year. Of the nine who replied, five voiced doubts about the prospects for such a cut, three declined to make any forecast and only Rep. Dingell (D-Mich) said the outlook was bright. Dingell on Monday announced he will introduce a bill early in the new Congress to boost individual exemptions for each taxpayer and dependent by $100. The present exemption is $600. Campaign Issue When the Democrats tried unsuccessfully to tack a similar revision to a big tax revision bill earlier this year, all 10 Ways and Means Committee Democrats supported the move. Democrats used the tax issue in the recent political campaign, declaring a tax revision program sponsored by epublicans provided hefty tax cuts for corporations and enough help to the average taxpayer. Dingell's bill would repeal a section of the new tax law providing relief to stockholders on their dividend income. Commenting on the fresh Pact Termed Important Link' in Allies' Defense WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today asked Ihe Senate to ratify the Southeast Asia collective security pact as "an important link" in the free world's defense against any Communist aggression. In a special message submitting the treaty, the President said it Is designed "to promote security and peace In Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific by deterring Communists and other aggression in that area." He added: "The Southeast Asia collective defense treaty complements our other security treaties In the Pacific and constitutes an important link in the collective security of the free nations oi Southeast Asia and the Pacific." The Pncific pact was signed at Manila Sept. 8 by the United States, Australia, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The President asked the Senate to "give early and favorable consideration" to ratification of the treaty. Wants Study The White House said, however, that the President still is not looking for action on the pact until the new 84th Congress convenes in January. He wants the Senate Foreign Relations committee to study the treaty between now and then, so that there can be an early vote on Wadford-White Post Fish Fry On Vets Day Wadford-White Post of American Legion is celebrating Veterans indiv- Day tomorrow night with a fish fry at the hut. Commander Willie Harvey and Burchon post Walker have idual income tax cut proposals, Rep. Eberharter <D-Pa) said :"I i doubt if it can be done. We have to: Adjutant ipce the probability of a higher ! urged that pnrt members wear deficit. We don't like to advocate their uniform or some part of it an increase in the deficit which is already so high, unless faced with emergency situation." , Rep. Botjas (D-La). who first | Ten prominent local men will ap- oscd tne md ividual exemption 1 pear in special costumes in a | increase lhis year< sni(1 he would ; for lower income taxes in 1955, but that "it depends large- in observance of Veterans Day. They also pointed out that yearly dues are now being accepted and should be paid by toinorrow. Broadway night club setting along . . h with variety acts. Some 20 teen-1 " Re lo nopl agers will be selected to appear as chorus girls and local specialty acts will highlight the show. Anyone In Luxora or surrounding community is eligible to compete, and there is no age limit. Those who participate do not have to be members of the sponsoring organization. ly on the fiscal outlook, which is not too bright now." Those interested in taking part in the show are urged to contact Jerry Haley, principal of Luxora High School. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Akcrs Injured In Practice; Probably Out for Final Game . . Chicks Ranked Fifth In State . . . SMU Has 2-1 Edge in Series with Porkers . . . Sports . , . pages 10 and 11. , . . . . Industrial Site Purchase Double-Barreled Project . . . Editorials . . . page 6 ... . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . page 5 ... . . . "Jury" Hit from Both Sides with Expert Testimony In Kant-Growing; Battle Over Cigarettes . , . Second of a Series •n "The Clfarette Controversy" . . . page J . . . Shoulders, Dolan Appeal ST. LOUIS (/Pi - The U. S. Court of Appeals has under submission appeals of former St. Louis Police . Lt. Louis Shoulders and suspended Patrolman Elmer Dolan who are serving prison terms for perjury in the Greenlease ransom case. Buckshot Shower Means 'It's Time to Leave' BATESVILLE Ark. «•)—Advice from Oerald Graham, a television repairman here: Wear a heavy coat when you go deer hunting ,even if it isn't cold. Oraham was on a deer stand near here yesterday when anottter hunter took a shot at him. He picked 13 pieces of buckshot out of his coat, but none got to his sWn. "I guess he thought I was a deer," Oraham said of the other hunter who took off through the woods. "Anyway, I figured It WM time for me to leave." Less Interference Aim SOUTH ORANGE, N. J. (If, — Secretary oi Labor Mitchell said today the administration's aim is to minimize "government interference" m labor-management relations. It next year. "It is n treaty," Eisenhower said, "for defense against both open armed attack and internal subversion." ~ ~' * ' He went on to say that Included in the treaty Is an understanding on behalf of the United States "that the only armed attack In the treaty urea which the United States would regard as necessarily dangerous to our peace and security would be a Communist armed attack." The treaty calls, the President said, "for economic cooperation to enable the free countries of this area to gain strength nnd vigor, not only militarily, but also socially and economically." The White House message also Included a letter to the President from Secretary of State Dulles, who personally negotiated the pnct In Manila. Dulles told the President the agreement is an Important deterrent to Communist aggression and "a bulwark in the maintenance of peace and security In the Pacific area." No Basic Changes The secretary advised, however, that "no material changes in the military planning of the United States will be required by our participation . . . "At present, United States plans call for maintaining at all times powerful naval and air forces in the Western Pacific capable of striking at any aggressor by means and at places of our choosing." Along with the treaty itself, Eisenhower sent "\ copy of a declaration known as the Pacific Charter and, signed in Manila on the same date. The charter proclaims the dedication of the treaty nations to the ideals of self-determination, self-government and independence. It in a declaration of principles and does not require Senate approval. Also sent to the capitol was a protocol which was part of the Manila agreement. The protocol specifically declares that armed attack or .indirect aggression against the Indochina slates of Cambodia, Laos or the Free Territory of Viet Nam will taring the security j pact into operation. Demo Bid to Block D-Y Contract Signing Fails WASHINGTON (^P). — The Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee today defeated a Democratic attempt to block immediate signing of the Dixon-Yates contract. The committee acted shortly after President Eisenhower said at his news conference he still favored the controversial proposal. ta?k without bins and with "whatever wisdom, calmness, fairness, courage find devotion . . , we might muster.*' "But we (ire not here to argue thnt our Interpretations must be followed," Watkins said, adding thnt the committee would not act as "prosecutor" of the case. Question W tinted As soon as Watkins finished, McCarthy jumped to his feel and snld he wanted to question Watkins. Watkins objected mildly to questioning at that stage. He suggested McCarthy make his own speech. McCarthy said he could not possibly make his speech without first getting some answers from Watkins. McCarthy's first question dealt with what he called the Walking committee's refusal to allow him to enter a defense,.during the special committee's hearing, for his failure to testify before a Senate Elections subcommittee In 1951 and if>52. That subcommittee was investigating McCarthy's financial affairs. One of the counts on which the Walklns committee recommended censure is that McCarthy took .a contemptuous attitude to\vnrd the subcommittee. McCarthy told Watkins the first witness-...the elections -.subcommittee called hrlDfil wan a man who, before he could testify, was sent to a home for the insane. He asked Wntkirus: "Do you now realize you made n misluke" In not allowing McCarthy to testify 11 h o u t thnt during the Wulklns committee hearings? Wat kins replied with some heat in his voice that his committee had not gone into the accuracy of the charges placed against McCarthy in 1051. He said: "We did ,iot go into whether see MCCARTHY on P»KC 14 The vote was 10-8 along strict party lines. The 10 Republicans on the committee voted to table a resolution by Sen. Pastorc (D-RJ). Pnstore's resolution -would have called on the Atomic Energy Commission not to sign the contract to feed private power into Tennessee Valley Authority lines. • Kcsrnncs HcnrhiR After the vote the committee decided to resume Immediately its public hearings on the contract. Pnstore's resolution, amended before the .vote was taken, would have told the AEC to delay signing the agreement until the committee Dyess Youth Shot by Father Another in Series Of Arkansas Deer Hunting Accidents DYESS — A Dyess high school senior wa killed yesterday afternoon In a deer hunting accident near fmboden from n shot fired by his father. Thomas Blaylock, 17, died almost Instantly after being struck by n shot fired by his father, Robert Blnylock, when the boy was mistaken for a squirrel. Me hnd none Into the woods to try to flush a deer for Mr. Blny- tock tmd a Leon Rogers, also of Dyess, when the accident occurred. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete' todny pending the return of the body from Imboden. He Is survived by his parents nnd n sister, Mrs. Bobby Murphy of Dyess. Mr. Blaylock, a Dyess farmer, is under the care of a physician nnd is at his home. * * * 9 Killed in State Since Deer Season Opened By THK ASSOCJATKI) PRKSH At least nine Arkansans died in traffic and hunting accidents during the first two days of the state's deer season. Accidental .shooting have chtimed three lives, an firm, a toe and indirectly resulted in a traffic death Thomas Blalock, n, of Dyess, Ark-, died yesterday after lie was shot accidentally by his father, with whom he wns hunting wo«t of Water Valley In Randolph Counly. The season's first reported death from an accidental .shooting wa-s Buddy Hamilton, 'about 30, of La, Izard County. Hamilton's shotgun discharged as he was removing- it from an automobile. He was hunting in the Bamlmill area, 15 miles west of Melbourne. Shot in Car Edgar L. Gipson, a 41-year-old Newton County fanner, was killed en route to a deer hunt. Coroner Otis Davitf .said the gun, pointing into the rear .seat of the car in which Gipson was seated, fired when another hunter brushed it. Eight-year-old Bobby Joe Denton of Center, Sharp County, was kill- eu in an ambulance-car crash in Trumnnn. The boy was being rushed to a Memphis hospital with head injuries when the traffic accident occurred. The boy's father said the yomiRster was .shot when a .22 caliber rifle accidentally discharged nn a, squirrel hunt. Warren Wood, 3(i, of Siloam Springs lost an nvm titter he WEIR severely injured. Wood, hunting in Miidlsoti County, dropped ht.s shotgun and the weapon fired. Thomas Kcrvin, 10, of Fordyce lost a toe, Kervtn was crawling through a fence when his .shotgun went off, 3 Dead of Attacks At least three Arkansans have died from apparent heart attacks while deer hunting and another person, killed in a traffic accident, was on his way to a hunting camp. Little Rock's deathless traffic clays ended at 185 when Mrs. OfULsol Roby Hiiyden, B6, of Little Rock died last night. She was struck by a car Monday »s she was crossing a Little Rock street. A traffic; ncRklcnl caused the death of 11-year-old Charles Ray Bftiley of near McCrory. The boy was injured in a highway mishap near Bald Knob Saturday. He died ftt a Little Rock hospital. Veterans Day: Tribute to Dead of Nine Wars • By RAY HENRY all the nation's wars. The minute WASHINGTON (in— In tribute to| 0 f s (l enc e will be for the 1,113,000 Some 21 million living veterans will also be honored. The change In name was prompted originally by the interest of In* * * the living and dead of its nine mcn who d , ed |n those wars wars, the nation pauses tomorrow to observe its first Veterans Day. The switch In name from Armistice Day, however, will mean little this year to many of the traditions built around the end of World War I. The day will find speechmakers rededlcating the country to the cause of world peace. A minute of silence will be observed at 11 a.m.- to honor the war dead. The day's spotlight will be on the Tomb of the Unknown Dead In Arlington Cemetery. Local parades and observances will remain about the same. Undoubtedly the day will tister new traditions. Its purpose has been widened from an observance In honor of World War I dead to honor some 31 million veterans of divuduals, veterans groups, Congress and the President to appropriately Include in the nation's honors on Nov. 11 those servicemen who fought or died in the cause of peace during this generation. As Interest grew, the emphasis * broadened to include vet- City, County Offices to Close Blytheville merchants will observe Veteran's Day tomorrow by displaying flags In front of their stores while state and county offices will close along with the Post Office. Lobby of the Post Office will be open although service windows will be closed and there will be no delivery service. Mall will be dispatched «s usual. County offlcei In th< court house will be closed as will the county agent's office. The state revenue office and the draft board In City Hall will be closed. Remaining open wll. be the city clerk's office and the Chamber of Commerce, In City Hall and county health unit. Both Blylhevllle banks will b« opta. crans groups. Congress . and the President to appropriately Include in the nation's honors on Nov. 11 those servicemen who fought or died In the cause of peace during this generation. As Interest grew, the emphasis broadened to Include veterans of all of America's war«. Rep. Rces.(R-Kan) might safely be tabbed the father of the Veterans Ony as a legal holiday. Today he was scheduled to receive a medal for his effort? from the Birmingham, Ala., Veteraa? Day Committee. This year. In almost record time for such things. Recs wrote and pushed a bill through Congress which made the switch. President Elsenhower signed It June 1. Rccs struck upon the idea last year when his home town of Emporia on Its own observed Veter»ns Day Instead of Armistice D»y. "shall have had a further opportunity to study the question . . . after the convening of the 84th Congress." Congress meets again next January. Asked If the vote gave n clue to the probable result of another vote on whether to waive a 30-day layover period required by liuv. the Committee. Chulrmiui Rep. W Sterling Cole tB-NY) snld: "It hns every Indication of that eventual outcome." But Cole told reporters the party- line vote might not necessarily be duplicated when the committee eventually considers an administration request to give an Immediate go-ahead for the contract. 'It Is conceivable that the view of some members might change." Cole said. Rep, Hollflcld (D-Callfl a leading opponent of the proposal, said he did not believe today's vote was In effect 11 vote on the question of waiving the layover period. No Ilcltcr Way Elsenhower a short tlmo before had said no better way has been offered to provide power to ureas needing It. The president discussed the power proposals In the wnke of ,a Democratic prediction that It may get "a quiet burlnl" when the 84th Congress convenes In January. Control of Congresis Is scheduled to shift from the .Republicans to the Demou-iUs at that time. The President said that until a better way of handling the situation is offered, ho has got to stick to the present proposal. While the President was discussing the project with newsmen, Democrats at the Capitol were moving to hold up signing of the contract until utter their party takes overln Congress. Prospects were they would be outvoted on a pnrty-11'nc ballot at u closed session of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, which Is reviewing the White House-ordered contract. The administru lion has naked ths committee lov authority to go ahead with the controversial project at once. The Atomic Energy Commission hn.s approved but nnt yet signed n 25-year. 500-mlllion-dnllar contract to obtain power from a proposed new plant to be built at West Memphis. Ark., ,by .a private group known as Dlxon-Yates. The power would replace some TVA electricity used by AEC. Clulct Rurliil SmiRht Semite Democratic Lender Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas said yesterday he hopes for a "quiet burial" of the hotly disputed con tract In the next session, after Dcmo'cruts take over Congress con trol In January. Johnson spoke to newsmen after a Senate Democratic Policy Committee meeting. The law requires thnt .contracts of this type lie before the atomic committee for 30 dnys while both houses of Congress nrc In session, unless the committee wnive.s thnt period. The committee has been holding hearings to determine -whether to waive the waiting period. The group has no authority to veto the contract or alter it-s terms. Ben. Pastore (D-HI) announced yesterday he would cnll up in today's closed meeting a resolution which, if ndoplcd, would call upon the AEC "not to undertake the signing" of the contract until the committee has n chance to study it further "after the convening of the 84th Congress." This would mean holding up the contract at Icnst until Feb. 5. Committee Chairman W. Sterling Cole (R-NYl said, "There's not a single thing Congress can do to stop the contract from going into cfefct without the concurrence of the President." Rejection of the move for a delay until next year probably would pave the way for a vote to waive the lay-over period, thus starting the contract Into force as soon as some subsidiary completed. agreements are Anti-Nudist in Action PORT SMITH, Ark. IIFl - A Port Smith radio evangelist asked flvo- ntnte legislative delegations last night to support his proposed bl|l to outlaw nudism In Arkansas. The Rev. J. Brnxton Sawyer presented what he described as tape- recorded "confessions by teenagers who admit they were led Into Immorality by nudist magazines and attendance al * nudltt colony near Fort Smith." Russia More Conciliatory This Time,' Ike Says Attitude Better In Latest Plane Shooting Incident WASHINGTON Of! — President Elsenhower said today Russia seems to be showing a somewhat more conciliatory attitude in the latest plane shooting Incident than has been the cnse in earlier similar episodes. The President told a news conference the American photo-making plane shot down by Soviet filers off the Japanese coast on Sunday had a right to be whert It was In this oountry's view. But these things are not alwaj* as clear cut as they seem and this one is clouded to some extent, Elsenhower said. The President said he thinks that in this case the Russians have shown a considerable difference of altitude -toward ~Au»«i%|flr>'proUiats than they have.In the past although ho doesn't know what may come of It. Elsenhower also told his conference he still is for the Dlxon-Yatea power contract here at home because no better way has been offered to gel the needed electric energy lie said there's nothing In the contract that can raise by a single cent the costs of power to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers. If there Is any politics in. this thing it isn't by his choosing, he said. Courier Carrier Hit-Run Victim Harold McClanahan Struck by Automobile Harold McCInnahan, 11-year-old Courier News carrier boy is in Elylhcvlllc Hospital today suffering from injuries received at ft p.m. last night when struck by nn automobile as he rode his bicycle along Bust Highway IB. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken, who investigated, said the car which hit the boy, failed to stop following the accident. Deputy Aiken stated the boy rode his bicycle out of the driveway of the C. M. Abbott home on East Highway 18 and was hit by the car as he entered the highway. Pull extent of the boy's tnjuriel were not learned Immediately, Deputy Ail'en said, pending further observation by hospital attendants. Young McClanahan had been playing In the Abbott's lawn and was enroute to his home at the time of -the accident, Deputy Aiken said. Officers are attempting to locate the driver of the car. Catholic Cardinal Dies VATICAN CITY Wl — Giuseppe Cardinal Bruno, 79-year-old chamberlain of the College of Cardinals, died today after n long illness. His death increased the number of vacancies in the college to five and renewed speculation thnt Pope Pius XII would soon call B consistory to create new cardinals. Weather Generally (air afternoon, tonight ARKANSAS and mild this and Thursday. MISSOURI — Mostly fair and continued mild today, tonight and Thursday; low tonight 40-50; high Thursday around 70. Minimum tills morning—4S. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunrl.U' tomorrow—6:30. Sunset today—4:59. Mean temperature (midway between hlfih nnd low—ftl.S. Precipitation last 24 noun to 7 a.m. —none. PrfldpltAtlon Jan. 1 to thli dute — 30.23. This Date Last Ytar Maximum yesterday—82. Minimum this morning—32. rrcclplUtlon January 1 to dktt —

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