The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MWSOUW VOL. L—NO. 208 Blytheville Courier Blythevilte Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1954 EIGHT PAGES ^Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Senate Vote On Censure Is Pledged Will Reoffer Resolutions If Need Be-Morse WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) said today tha a resolution to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) would be reoffared in the next Congress if necessary but that "the American people are going to demand a vote" by the present Senate. "This Issue, In a sense, is out of the .hands of the Senate, Morse said in an interview. "The people are demanding that the members of the Senate stand up and be counted" before the Dec. 24 adjournment deadline previously set by Congress. Morse, who bolted the Republican party during the 1952 presidential campaign, is one of the three senators who filed 46 charges considered by a special bipartisan senate committee that unanimous' ly recommended McCarthy be censured. A friend of McCarthy's, Sen. Mundt (B-SD), likewise indicated in a separate interview he expects the censure issue to crop up in the next Congress if this one doesn't act.- But he predicted a vote within a week or 10 days after the Senate reconvenes a week from Monday. No Speculation "I'd think from McCarthy's viewpoint he would be glad to get it washed out," Mundt said. "If it isn't, it will just be reactivated at the next session." Sen. Watkins (R-Utah), chairman of the special six-member committee which recommended censure, said he "wouldn't speculate" on whether the censure lution would be reintroduced in the next Congress if the Senate failed to act on it before adjournment. "I think the Senate will get to a vote," Watkins said. t The Senate received a report from Dr. George W. Ca.lver, the Capitol physician, that McCarthy had developed "traumatic bursitis" in his right elbow and could suffer "permanent injury" if he [ailed to stay in the hospital. Improved McCarthy's Condition was reported "a little improved" yesterday. A doctor said the elbow bruise, inflicted when a well-wisher shoved it against a glass top table last weekend, had been "aggravated considerably because the senator probably continued to use the arm four or five days after his original injury." Before the recess, supporters of the censure resolution were blocked by. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind), a McCarthy backer, in efforts to flic a deadline for voting after the Senate reconvenes. Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) said that with the Sennte not returning until Nov. 29 and with final adjournment of the session automatically fixed for Dec. 24, it would be "a relatively simpl; matter" for opponents to block a vote by delaying tactics. However Sen. Dirksen (R-I11), one of the leaders on the McCarthy side, said there was no such intent. On the contrary, he said, "everybody is anxious to get through with this." MARIJUANA FOUND HERE — County officers are shown above as they examined nuri- juana found jh .the'possession of Douglas B. McIllwain of Blytheville yesterday afternoon. The officers are Sheriff William Berryman, top, and deputies Holland Aiken, left, and Herman Lane. The weed was valued' at 'about'MOO''in'the unprocessed state. (Courier News Photo) McCarthy, who has predicted the Senate will vote to censure him. has said frequently he wished it would go on and get it over with "so r can get back to work." President Eisenhower was re- Hands-off for Ike ported yesterday by his press secretary, James C. Hagerty, to be maintaining a strictly hands-off attitude in the bitter Senate censure fight. "He is staying completely out 01 it," Hagerty said in response to newsmen's questions. Sen. Flanders (R-Vt), author ol the original censure resolution, said that "we will know shortly after the Senate reconvenes if any attempt is being made to delay the vote. It won't take ninny days to find out." Asked if he- would reoffer the resolution in the next Congress if the Senate adjourned without act- See MCCARTHY on Pajre 8 Charge of Possessing Marijuana Filed Here Douglas Bryan Mcllwain, operator of Bl ytheville Nurseries at 101 East Ash, is in county jail today on charges of illegal possession and processing of marijuana after being arrested yesterday afternoon. He is being turned over to fed- office. in Mcllwain's po-s.-5es.slon. The arrest was made by county eral authorities for arraignment before, the U. S. Commissioner at Jonesboro on the charge, according to information from the sheriff's officers in conjunction with federal agents after information was received that some of the plant was U. S. Treasury Is $7 Billion in Red WASHINGTON Wl — The Treasury says it went $7,106,000,000 in the red during the first four months of this fiscal year — about 855 million dollars more than tts deficit for the like period last year. In a statement yesterday on federal finances from July 1 through Oct. 31, the Treasury said spending dropped to $21,436,000,000 from the $22,864,000,000 outlay during July-October last year. But net tax receipts also dropped off, It said— from $16,613.000,000 to $14,329,000,000. Revenue collectors seemed more optimistic than their statistics indicated, however: They said a chance In corporation tax payment schedules, while slowing down those receipts In July-October below last year's rate, should bring them In faster next spring. So viet M ilitarists Work On E. German Alliance By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) — The Soviet Union has given strong indication recently she is planning to set up an East European security system in answer to the West's North Atlantic Treaty According to information obtained by the sheriff, the weed confiscated at the time of arrest would be valued at between $300 and $400 in the unprocessed stale. Mr. Mcllwain admitted to officers that the marijuana was grown in nis backyard, the sheriff's office stated. Organization. It is believed that Marshals Georgl Zhukov, Vasily Sokolovskv and Konstantki Rokos-sovsky— ail Soviet World War II heroes—are now working out details of the new alliance. They also are expected to play leading roles in the military organization. Treaties Signed The Soviet Union and its satellites have signed mutual assistance treaties and trade accords. But as far as i.s known. Red East Europe has no formal interlocking military alliance placing war resources under a single command British officials say Moscow's current propaganda line is practically spelling out the Kremlin's plans, which they believe will mi terialize at a conference -Nov. 29. In a note to European nations and the United States last week, the Soviets suggested an interna tional conference on that date to discuss European security. Most Western Powers already RCA Denies Operations Are Illegal NEW YORK (£>)—The Radio Corporation of America, charged with monopolizing radio-tele vis ion patent rights since 1932, says the agreements complained about were approved by the government and by the courts In 1932, and also upheld in court in 1942 and 1954. The government, filing a civil anti-trust suit yesterday, said competing radio-TV manufacturers had to depend on RCA, which obtained rights to 10,000 0. S. patents and allegedly used them to control new developments In the industry. Only RCA's patent licensing system was being contested, with no question raised about its manufacturing operations. have indicated they will turn down the bid. The United States, Britain and France say they will not enter direct talk.s with the Soviets until the Paris agreements on the freeing and rearming of Germany have been ratified by the parliaments of the signatory nations. Falling Into Line Soviet satellite states, however, arc falling into line. To date, Poland, Ccechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, East Germany and Hungary have approved the idea and declared their readiness to participate in a European security system. Finland also has accepted the Soviet invitation, but only if other invited nations participate. The Helsinki government wa.s the first nation outside the Iron Curtain to formally reply to the Russians. British sources believe the Soviets will hold the conference even if the West declines to attend. It will give them a platform from which to set up their own security system. Nationalist Planes Hit Red Guns TAIPEH, Formosa wpj—Chinese Nationalist warplanes today bombed and strafed Communist gun positions on Toutnen Island, Red outpost 14 miles northwest of the Nationalists' Tachen Islands. Although the raiders encountered anti-aircraft fire, all the planes returned safely after starting big gres, Nationalist headquarters said. The planes hit chiefly at gun emplacements from which the Communists have been bombarding tiny Yikiangshan, five miles to the south and a doorstop to the Tnchens, 200 miles north of Formosa. The raid was the latest in a series of aerial strikes that began Nov. 1 when the Reds bombed the Tachcns in their first air attack on Natiinalis t territory. Developments since then apparently have convinced the Nationalists the Reds are planning a major move. Yesterday the Interior Ministry's Tatao News Agency said the Communists have moved 11,000 paratroopers and 120 transport planes to mainland positions opposite the ! Tachens. Communist Military Build-up In North Viet Nam Reported Word Is Awaited On Franco-US Confab By EDMUND LEBKKTON WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports that the Communists have assembled three now divisions in North Viet Nam focused fresh Importance on a communique io be issued today at the close of top level French-American talks. French Premier Me rules-France and Secretary of State Dulles hek i lengthy huddle on the mtUtei •esterday, authoritative informants said, but so far there has jeen no official hint on how the .wo nations propose to meet the reported new threat. The communique also was watched for any indications of how close Mendes-France and Dulles came to agreement during faee-to- ace talks this week on Indochina, European and North African problems. A final Dulles-Mendes-France meeting on "odds and ends" was set for this morning before the p rench leader's scheduled air departure for New Yot'k. Mendes-France and Dulles met r yesterday afternoon, virtually inishtng their three-day review of Russia Shuffles bureaucrats In Vast Shakeup Thousands of White Collar Workers Sent To Farms, Factories By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (M— Wholesale dismissals of Soviet government bureaucrats were under way today with housand.s of white collar workers lent to factories and farms. Moscow radio said the big clean. sut was brought about by a deci- ion of the Communist party and he government to face up to serious shortcomings" in admin- stration, Commenting on the situation, the party newspaper Pravdu .said government payrolls have become so nflated they ore costing millions »f unnecessary rubles and are ictually "embarrassing." AVasle Cited Included in the purge, it added. will be many bureaucrats and red ape artists who, Instead of carry- ng out the decisions of the party .nd the government, spend their ime in drafting "various and umerous directives, resolutions, eferences, letters and accounts.' Referring to persons being fired, •rnvda said "these workers must e used directly In production rhere material values are being reated." It said the government is assist- ng dismissed government em- loyes transferred to other areas. Three months wages are paid late farms and machine tractor tatlons located in other areas. Two months salary i.s being paid orkers going to "enterprises, hose being directed to state farms nd tractor sta tion-S in the ' ' re- laimed areas." These are regions f central Asia and Siberia where 22 topics ranging around the globe. Among other tilings, the reported creation of three new Viet- minli divisions and movement of heavy military gear into Red-held North Viet Nam in violation of the Geneva peace agreement was said to have been discussed by the F r e n c ii and American diplomats. The three new division, 1 ; would boost the Vietminh total to II. Two of the new units were said to be armored. New Threat Feared This new development, it was said, raises the possibility of new offensive intentions by the Reds, either through direct military' moves or threatened action aimed at bringing pressure to bear against South Viet Nam. Dulles and Mendes-France were understood, to have agreed in large part on political and military steps to detil with the situation. The political steps reportedly in eluded ways and means of developing an effective antiCommunist government in South Vietnam and agricultural reform. The military measures involve use of nvixUnblu military equipment in the south to train and urm units of a native anti-Communist army. The extent to which a 342-man U.S.'Military Mission In South Viet Nam would participate in or direct the training program has not been fully rfisolved, informants said. It is regarded apparently as a delicate question. The bulk of the conference time wa.s understood to have been devoted to Far East, problems, although the French and American leaders were talked about reported France's to have troubles with North Africa, Nattonall.suI and nbout Franco-German relations, particularly In relation to the dispute over the coal-rich Sanr- land. Much Agreement Diplomatic informiuU.H said Mciv dcs-France has shown a consider- SL-R MICNDES-I-'KANCK on I»npc 8 FRENCH PREMIER CONFERS WITH EISENHOWER — President Elsenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles flank French Premier Mendes-France at White House conference in Washington. D. C. Standing In background are French Ambassador Henri Bonet and C. Douglas Dillon, right, American Ambassador to France. (AP Wlrcphuto) Knowland Says China Islands Must Be Held tty JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Knowland (R-Calil) said today the United States "must not perrjiH" Nationalist-held islands off the China coast to fall to the Communists, lest this open the way for a Keel assault on Formosa. Knowland, Republican leader, should develop that the Commu- spoke ovit, in nn interview the official Chinese Nationalist News Agency reported yesterday the Reds have moved a pnratroop division into position for possible attack against Nationalist outposts off the const. The Calitornlnn suld he does not believe this country can brook any Communist advance into the Pacific. "We should continue to give logistic support tor cjuornoy and the other islands," he said. "Hut If it IndianBidforWider A-Talks Is Rejected UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Rejecting an lltli hour Indian hid to widen talks on President Eisenhower's plan for a peaceful international atomic program, Western sponsors pushed today for final acceptance of the program. fe is hard. Government Sonic Western diplomats predicted the 60-nation political committee would okay .the plan unanimously, possibly Monday. India's V. K. Krishna Menon blocked committee attempts to reach a vote last night by demanding an opportunity to speak Monday on the seven-nation Jution endorsing the program. Tin 1 rosolution lias been virtually assured of Soviet .support. Causes Stir Menon first caused a stir by suddenly tossing in an amendment, l,o increase (he circle of nations workers who havi-l taking part in negotiations to set misfortune of being hustled off "logging camps in the northern rens, Siberia and the Far East. so will receive three months pay, ie broadcast said. Quake Hits Sicily ALCAMO, Sicily (jf! — A strong j earthquake shook thi Sicilian city ' today sending terrified residents rushing into the streets. No casualties were reported. Officer Convicted Of Mistreating , ke Launchcs Army Trainees AUGUSTA. Oa. UP)— 2nd Lt. Charles C. Anderson was convicted yesterday of mistreating trainees at Camp Gordon .and sentenced to dismissal from the Army by a general court-martial. The slim, 24-year-old Korean combat veteran, a native of St. Louis, also was ordered to lortelt all allowances. The sentence will not go Into effect until reviews and appeals are exhausted and this may take up to a year. Meanwhile he will remain Seal Campaign WASHINGTON President Eisenhower bought $5 worth of Chrismas seals today to launch the. annual drive for funds to fight tuberculosis. Dr. Esmond R. Long, director of medical research of the National Tuberculosis Assn., made the sale at the White House. Long was once a TB patient hririself, while ft medical student at the University of Chicago. The public drive for funds will be conducted by 3,000 tuberculosis at Camp Gordon "on some useful I nr-'iinion?, l -:-o-"''-ont the coun duty" pending the-outcome. 'try beginning Nov. 23. circle of participants. But all three in;ide clear they would not insist on Ilif resolution being changed. Lodge said MIR sponsoring nations !jelif:vc.(I such proposals "would delay mallei's for .such a loun lime ji.s to jeopardize this whole project if not indeed destroy it." Casts Shadow Throughout the atomic debate, M CM ion lias com plained thai the seven-power resolution placed the underdo veloped countries in the position of being 1 asked to-rubbei- iiUtmp a closed-door agreement. Nations sponsoring the proposal arc,- United'Slates, Britain, France, Canada, Australia, I3el"iuin and up an international atomic energy agency. U. S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. quickly made plain the sponsors would agree to no such change which, he said, would j on hopr-.s that Die open the door to nations outside' the U.N. Menon has been dickering all week with other delegates in nists nre mounting a major effort to move out into the Pacific and seize these outposts for an assault on Formosa, we must not permit them to fall. "Any movement of the Communists out Into the Pacific would not be to the advantage of the U. S. Theoretically, of course, the loss of the island of Quemoy and the Tachcns would not necessarily he a fatal blow to Formosa. "But the psychological advantage the Communists would gain nil over the world would be tremendous." Knowland sld he felt that if the Chinese Communists were aware this country would fight to defend tiie offshore islands Ihey probably would not attack. President Elsenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, while making plain ft Is administration policy to fight In Formosa's defense if necessary, have not been clear on this point as regards the offshore Islands. The matter reportedly has boon the subject of some argument within the administration. WUhdriuvHl Sn^csicd Thi; GOP Senate leader said there had boon suggestions—he didn't say from where — that the Nationalists withdraw from tha smaller islands Ui consolidate their forces on Formosa. But Knowland said lie believed this would be a "fatal policy" which would lead to eventual loss of Foimosa itself. Knowland said he believes Nationalist (iefonsf.s would make Que- nuiy "a Lough nut for the Communists to crack." The Chinese Communists have made threat enlng movements, shelling Qiiornoy and launching .small scale attacks in what some administration officials were said to regard as an effort to test American intentions. Chiang Kai-shek and other Chii Menoii's stand some shadow; no . sc Nationalist officials have been 'on hopr-.s that Die compromise I ^ported asking for guarantees of plan, <;volved after painstaking more American help in defending days of bargaining with Russia, the outposts than the present pro- might receive unanimous approv-j vision of equipment and supplies, a). But voloi'.\n diplomats predict-j There has been no indication that effort to get backing Tor his propo- ed [7mt despite his. criticisms and [ such pledges are contemplated. He gained some satisfaction when Kcuador, Murma and Yugoslavia advocated a widening of the inendmetits Menon would approve the resolution when the time came to vote. Key Workers 'Run' Government in Mock Attack By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON I* — Nearly 2,000 key federal employes, in mode flight from an atomic rnid on the capital, today "operated" the government from 30 emergency headquarters sites within a 300 mile radius of Washington. President Elsenhower stayed on the job at the White House, but arranged to take pnrt in the drill by communicating with some of the emergency offices from an un- erground homb shelter. All 10 Cabinet departments and a score of other agencies were putting in a six-hour day at secret rendezvous points In at least four nearby states In a test'of the "continuity of government" under enemy attack. All but one of the agencies— the exception. was not named- have pinked out emergency sites from Which they will operate if and •"hen orders arrive lo Rv?"«at« All but on* have. cached away important records at or near the rendezvous site, in a repository unlikely to be a target for enemy bombers. The departments have been glv> en to understand that the reloca^ tion, if once ordered, is for the duration of an emergency. The sites arc resort towns, colleges, and communities which have unoccupied federal buildings In Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina and possibly elsewhere. All are within 80 miles to the west and north of Washington and 300 miles to the south. In today's, each agency is called on to deal with specific problems which would arise under conditions of attack or threatened attack. It Is assumed that .some areas in addition to Washington have been hit by the enemy. The Office of Defense Mobilization, for in•.nice, wl" hvwo Ih" problem of reassigning defense production to undamaged plants. The Post Office will work on diverting mail from bombod-out areas to the cities to which evacuees have fled; the Civil Service Commission will begin assembling data on employees who are unhurt and are available for assignment to war time duties; and so on. The operators of hotels and other accommodations near the secret sites have been given "letters of understanding" advising them that the government would take over, ami pay for use of their facilities, if the true emergency occurs. The present test involves no outlay of that kind, but eanh agency will pay for transportation of its own workers. Transportation is by private and government vehicles. Car "pools" were planned in advance, Identification cards Issued and alerting procedures arranged. Those employes with some 200 or more miles to travel began leaving Washington last night. Royal Anniversary WINDSOR, England (Ji — Queen Elizabeth IT and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary today. They are spending the weekend at the royal lodge here with their two children. Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Locally warmer this afternoon and tonight. Lowest .tonight 34-42. MISSOURI — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; cooler west and north Sunday; low tonight In 30s; high Sunday near 50 northeast to 50s southwest. Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday—53. Sunrise tomorrow—6:39, SuiiKet today—4:53. Mean temperature (midway between hltfh and low—46. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 a.m. —no report. Preclpltiitlon Jan. I to this data — 31.04. This Date Lust Year Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum this morning—34. ^-r-cIpHatlon January 1 to data — 37.25.

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