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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 23, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L-NO. 205 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER <3T KORTHSABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MlSaOUM —, ——— •• —" ••• — ' ""' "—' -- - • •— BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1954 City Council Ready For Busy Session Censorship, Comics, Highway 18 Routing Prime Topics Blytheville's City Councilman and Mayor E. R. Jackson had their decks cleared for action today in anticipation of a busy Council session in City Hall at 7:30 tonight. • Among the hot topics scheduled McCarthy Puzzles Senators Is He Planning New Attack Or Retraction? WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) — Is planning to strike out with fresh blows at his critics or is he ready with some sort of retraction designed to soften the censure charges pending against him in the Senate: Senators puzzled over this question today even though McCarthy was refused the forum he sought— 15 minutes free television time over the National Broadcasting Co. network on Thanksgiving Day.NBC late yesterday turned down, without explanation, the senator's re- .0 come up for Council action tonight are: 1. Reactivation of a city censorship code. 2. Location of and appropriation of money for a new approach for .Vest Highway 18. 3. Consideration of a code to govern comic books sold in the city. 4. Hearing on an application to build a filling: station at Division and Walnut Streets. Background Taking them in the order listed above, here's a rundown on the background of these civic problems which promise to make tonight's council session a long and lively one: The move to get the city censorship code in action is a result of a Jane Russll movie — The French Line — shown here at the Mox Theatre. , The Rev. J. H. Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, assumed . leadership of the drive, which if nothing else, brought into prominence an old ordinance setting up a city censorship group. quest. McCarthy himself wasn't answering calls placed to him by reporters although he posed for news pictures yesterday with his wife Jean nt Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital, where he went last week for treatment of an injured elbow. In his absence, the Senate is marking time until next Monday, with a likelihood that debate on censure resolution would be de- Inyed beyond that date if he is not out of the hospital. Minor Surgery Sen; Dirksen (R-I11), an ally of McCarthy in the fight against the censure move, said today he has "no idea" whether McCarthy will be out of the hospital by then. McCarthy was said to have undergone minor surgery yesterday, although there was some confusion over the question—perhaps because of different definitiones of the word 'operation." A hospital spokesman, declining to elaborate, said "No operation was performed today." However, McCarthy was quoted by Al Muto, photographer for International News Photos, as saying that "doctors operated on his injured right elbow. . . to remove fragments of glass" and might do so again today. McCarthy has said he incurred the injury when a well-wisher shaking hands with him jammed his elbow into a glass tabletop. McCarthy's attorney Edward Bennett Williams said he also understood McCarthy had undergone surgery yesterday and would do so again today. Other associate: said surgeons were probing to see if bits of glass remained in the elbow. Muto quoted McCarthy as saying he felt much relieved but didn't think he would leave the hospital until Monday. Muto was chosen See MCCARTHY on Page 12 However, the Rev. was confronted with Mr. Melton unusual problem he couldn't get the group together in time to act on the Eussell picture. Tonight, he is scheduled to produce petitions signed by several hundred persons requesting film censorship. He To Ask for New Law will petition City Council to set up another censorship ordinance which will name a censorship group to "function with the best interest of Blythevtlle at heart." To back his move, he also is expected ' to present a resolution signed, by several Blytheville ministers, asking for naming repre- TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Must Never Forget Russia's Ultimate Goal President Says CENSORSHIP LEADER AND HJ5TITIONS — The Rev. J. H. Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will present these petitions when he goes before City Council tonight. Petitions call for settihg up active film censorship board here. (Courier News Photo) sentatives of the Interdenominational and Blytheville ministerial alliances to the new censorship body. Under the present censorship ordinance, broad censorship powers are granted a board made up of president of the Chamber of Commerce, superintendent of schools, Red Cross secretary and board chairmen of various churches. Many of these people were surprised to find they were ex-offlclc censorship board members and were reluctant to serve. To View All Films What the Rev. Mr. Melton and his supporters will ask Is naming of a group which will be active See COUNCIL on Page 1Z // Sdk Vaccine Is Successful, All First Graders Will Get It in 1955 First-grade children over all of Arkansas will receive the Salk polio vaccine this spring -I I .iff fi-ii-inrt-'c initill (note nr/Wf pffppflUP should last spring's initial tests prove effective. Jenner Charges Red China Intrigue in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) said today recent Senate hearings 'indicate some Americans have involved themselves in Chinese Communist intrigue against their own country. "This group of native-born Americans was fraternizing with thp enemy while the Chinese Communists were shooting and starving our soldiers in Korea," Jenner said. "Now some of them are try- Alger Hiss to Be Released From Prison Saturday LEWISBURG, Pa. I/ft — Alger Hiss will leave Northeast Federal Penitentiary about 9 a.m. Saturday. Warden Fre.d Wilkinson said he will be met at the main gate by members of his family in an automobile, probably to drive him to New York. (Related Story on Page 6) Wilkinson said it will be up to Hiss to determine whether he will submit to photographs and Interviews at the gate. Hiss, former State Department official convicted of perjury in connection With answers he gave before a congressional committee on Communist activity, served 3'/ 2 years of a five-year sentence.^ Be was given time for for ous good time." 'meritorl- Inside Today's Courier News . . , Baseball World Buzzes About Rickey's Draft Coup . . . Porkers Fall to 13th In AP Football Poll . . . Sports . . . Pages 8 and 9 ... ... A Christmas Carol . . . Page 5 ... . . . Crossing the Arctic . . . Editorials . . . Page 4 ... . . . Release of Hiss Isn't End of an Era . . . Second of Two Articles on Alger Hiss . . . Fife 6 ... . . . Mendes-France Made Good Impression on Washington . . . P»t« 1 . . . ing to tell loyal Americans what wonderful people these Communists are." Chairman Jenner's statement was made in announcing publication by the Senate Internal Security subcommittee of testimony taken last summer at public hearings from William H. Hinton, of Putney, VI., 28 Deport For Draft Physicals Leaving Blytheville for physical examinations yesterday were 28 men sent by Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47. according to Rosie Saliba, board clerk. , The call was for 30 men of which 23 reported, three failed to report, four transferred to other boards and five transferred here. Next call will be for 22 men for induction on Dec. 8. Those leaving Monday. George Lewis, Robert Howard Love, Lee Priget, Trenton O'Neal Warren. James Willie Lee. Leo Reed and L. Z. Smith, all of Blytheville; Franklin Edward Caery, Carl Wayne Vandlver and Roy Jeame Thomas, all of Manila; John Arthur Mitchell ol McCrory, Ark.; Shelton Elmore Harrison of New York City; Paul Jr., Smith of Reverie, Tenn.; Jack Jackson Smlthey of Luxora; William Milledge Davis of Reiser; Clyde Malone of Wilson; Edwin Wayne Stegall of Lepanto; Rubin B. Thomas, Eddie Lee Davis and Juan Rice Mendez, ail of Osceola; Robert L. Davidson, James Ear! Thomas and Jimmy Lee Terry, all of Leaohville; Bill Ervin Treece of Burdette; Arthell Holland of Dyess; Jimmic Williams of Dell; Billy Gene Rodgers of Etowah; Paul James Chllders of Joiner. Listed, as tailing to report were Eugene Franks of Reiser; Arthur Jamerson of Osceola and George Lee Clcggct of Chicago, 111 John W. Powell, of San Francisco, and other witnesses. Jenner is chairman of the subcommittee. Both Hinton and Powell claimed constitutional protection 'against possible self-lncrimination in refusing to say whether they were Communist party members or to answer numerous other questions Jenner said both men have been propagandizing in the United States for conciliation of Red China since their return from the Orient a year or more ago. Powell took over the direction of the news magazine China Review, published in Shanghai, after the death of his father, the late John B. Powell, in 1847. Red "Organ" Jenner said the younger Powell had made the magazine "a Communist organ," adding that the Announcement of the offer the part of National Foundation fo Infantile Paralysis was made to ,ay through James E. Hyatt, Jr. county March of Dimes directo for 1055. He returned Tuesday froro a state, wide conference at Little Rock where more than 100 polio volun teers mapped plans for' the com ing drive to raise money for th< Foundation. Some $9 million in March o Dimes, funds has been pledged t insure stockpiling of the vaccin so that a substantial quantity wll be available should the report, du about April 1, verify that the vac cine protects against paralytic po Ho, Mr. Hyatt said. Heavy Incidence "The year 1954 was one of th heaviest polio years on record, am it is anticipated that many thous ands more Americans will be strl cken during the year ahead. Millions of dollars will be needed during the coming year to care for those thousands of individuals stricken In the past and others who will be stricken Quest for Wo rid Domination Still Their True Aim Vis in the future Mississippi he said. County March of Dimes leaders already have begun plans for conducting the appeal in January. The national Goal In 1055 will be $64,000,000 an increase of 18 per cent over the amount contributed in the 1,954 appeal. Mississippi County citizens con- Chinese used it as "must" reading I trlbuted $14,763.91 to the polio pro- in their prison camps. g ram j n As for Hinton. Jenner said he bad gone to China as an agricultural .specialist and remained to work for a Communist-dominated provincial government. The senator said both men had worked for the U.S. government and had been sent to China at U.S. taxpayers' expense. Mcllwain Held On $2,500 Bond JONESBORO—Douglas B. Moll- wain of Blytheville Is being held in Craighead County Jail as a federal prisoner after failing to make $2,500 bond yesterday at a hearing belor-. the U. S. Commissioner Homer McEwen on a charge of Illegal possession of marijuana. Mr. Mcllwain waivered preliminary examination and was bound over for trial In federal court on the charge. Federal court opens here Monday, but it Is not known if this case will appear on the docket. He was arrested last Friday afternoon In Blytheville by county officers In conjunction with federal agents after It was reported that Mcllwain had some of the weed in his possession. Marijuana confiscated at the time of arrest was estimated to be worth about $400 In the unprocessed »t*t*. Curtain Time 7:45 For BHS Fall Feature . The curtain will rise at 7:45 p.m. tonight at Blytheville High School auditorium on "Front and Center," fall play to be presented by the Masque and Gavel Club. Don Coleman and Barbara Dunlap will star In the three-act play which centers around Hie in a military school. Davis Cobb, Jack Thompson, David Warren and Don Coleman, four plebes, become fast friends under the harrassing of Eugene Still, the heartless corporal. Barbara Dunlap plays the commandant's niece. Others In the cast are Anlcc Chandler, Barbara Graves, Eloise Brlster, Leoma Sample, Roger Sudbury, and Ann Seay. Emily Damon Is student director and Thurman E. Rowlett, Jr., Masque and Gavel sponsor, Is production supervisor. WASHINGTON ( A P) — 'resident Eisenhower said today the greatest mistake America could make would be .0 lose of Russia's qviest 'or world revolution and domination. This statement at a news conference was in reply to n question whether there is any real indication that trie Soviet Union's talk of peaceful coexistence means a basic change In attitude. Eisenhower said Russia lately has been talking in a 1 somewhat different tone—apparently menn- rig; less belligerently. But everything he has ever read about the Communists makes it clear that their ultimate objective is world revolution and domination of a centrally controlled state, the President added. Comment on Knowland Elsenhower's discussion of the International situation was touched off by a request for comment on fears expressed by Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader, that Russia Is promoting a policy of peaceful coexistence as a Trojan horse to lull the United States Into a false sense of security. Eisenhower said you have to distinguish between peaceful coexistence and just coexistence. And, he said, he wanted to emphasize that there Is no tendency on the part of the United States to take anything for granted in lonriection with relations with Russia. He said this country will remain Hlert, vigilant and strong. A reporter asked Eisenhower for comment on "the propriety" of Knowland's publicly questioning administration foreign policy The President laughed and tolc the newsman he must have spenl most of the morning thinking thai one up. Sidestep Then he said that under the con solution the President Is charged with the conduct of foreign affairs and the secretary of state Is his chief aide in that field. That was as close as Elsenhower came to saying What he thought o: the propriety of Knowland's state mentfi. Later In the news conference, i reporter asked Elsenhower wheth er the Senate majority leader, who is elected by party members ir the Senate, is not a Senate fificiv rather than a representative of the executive branch. Elsenhower re plied he thought that was so. The President snid he tries his best to get legislative consultation and approval In advance in the International field. He also noted that what he called binding agreements, such as treaties, must be approved by two-thJrds of the Senate. Other Matters Eisenhower also dealt with these other matters: Red China Debate — Differing with the superintendents at West Point and Annapolis, Elsenhower said he would be inclined to trust the judgment of the cadets and midshipmen and let them publicly debate—to their hearts' contont^- Uie question whether the United States should recognize Bed China. The superintendents ruled out debate of that question which had been posed as one ior college debaters to tackle this year. Big Four Meeting—The I'resv- dend said he would not favor a Big Three meeting with Russia until: (1) the London and Paris agreements have been ratified; (2) there is promise that such a Conference would have real fruitfulness; and <3) adequate preparations had been made for such a meeting. He made those remarks In commenting on the proposal by French Premier Mendes-France that a Big Four conference he held next May—after ratification of the London and Parl.s agreements. The President said emphatically, however, he wanted to repeat that whenever the United States has any real reason to believe any country wants to talk earnestly about peace, the talks will be held Security—Elsenhower said Secretary of State Dulles gave much prayerful study to the John Paton Davles case before deciding to fire the career diplomat for lack of Judgment. As for whether the Davles case ishinsky's Body to Be Returned To Moscow for Burial Tonight NEW YORK (AP) — The body of the Old Communist, Andrei Vishinsky, encased in a coffin fit for a millionaire, goes back to Moscow tonight. Meantime Jacob Malik will be cross- in'! the Atlantic in Hie opposite direction to take up temporarily the duties of representing the Soviet Union at the United Nations. ****** Soviet Propaganda Drive Hurtby Death By WILLIAM L. RYAN Ar Foreign . News Analyst The death of Andrei Y. Vishinsky is a blow to Moscow's propaganda drive. To the Soviet people and the Communist world, Vishinsky was Mr. Peaceful Coexistence. At this singe o( the current glo- 89 Indicted WASHINGTON HP)—The .Justice Department announced today another 8ft persons have been Indicted as a result of government investigations o( alleged imgular- Itlei In federal houilnf program*. Red China Condemns 22 'Spies' 2 AF Officers Among Those Sentenced LONDON (AP) — Red China announced today the condemnation of 22, "American spies," including a colonel and major of .the U. S. Air Force, to death or imprisonment. The Peiping radio said the defendants included 13 American citizens. The broadcast said the defendants were involved In two espionage cases "Jeopardizing ( the security of Chinn." It said one group was led by Col. John Knox Arnold Jr. ol Washington, who was captured by the Chinese nfter Ills B29 was reported shot down in North Korea Jan. 13, ID53. Aboanl Hnmber Arnold was presumably the colonel referred to in the report. Under him, the broadcast said was Mnj. William H. Bimmer, 32 of Lewlsburg, Pa., described a; the operations officer of the Dlst Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron of the U. S. Par Bust Air Force. Me wns aboard the downed bomber. They were sentenced by the military tribunal of the Supreme Peo. pln-'s Court, the Peiping radio said The other group, Peiping radlc said. Included John Thomas Downey (alias Jack Donovan), 24, of Connecticut and Richard George Fecteau, 27, of Mrmsachusetts. II described both as "special agents of the Central Intelligence Agen cy." Details of the sentences and the location of the court were no given in the broadcast, which was monitored In London. KXI'1X)RER SPEAKER — Julian Oromer, traveler and photographer, will be guest speaker at the Blytheville Explorers Club Friday night at Hotel Noble. "Atlantic Coast Wonderland" Is the name of the travelogue Mr. Gromer will present at the dinner meeting beginning at 7 p.m. During the time It has taken him to film almost all of America's waterways, his little boat from which he works has become his trademark. Not only does he use Indicates any need for overhauling i ( t f or ms photographic work but he has raced in it to victory In 37 major regattas. Last year Mr. Gromer presented "Cohim- .._ . bla Adventures" to the Blylhe- move he should make with respect [ vllle audience, the story of a trip down the winding Columbia River. Those desiring dinner the administration's security program, the President said he Is studying the matter all the time but is not certain what kind of a to any re-examination of the program. He added that nothing will aland In the way of revision of the program If h* finds such action Is j warranted. I tickets must purchase them by noon of the day preceding the program. bal tug of war, Vishinsky was a symbol of the Soviet drive to convince the world Moscow alone was the bulwark of peace. With talents peculiarly suited to the tusk, he succeeded in convincing many. Soviet policy was transmlttec to him and announced by him as chief delegate to the United Ma- ,lons, creating the impression tha .he U.S.S.R. Intended to make the world organization the prlnclpa arena of Its political war with the United States. Replacement Difficult For many reasons It will be dlf. rlcult for Moscow to replace Vlsh insky. The Kremlin has nobody al the moment of his caliber and tal. ents. • , Dour, unsmiling Andrei Gromyko might be 'regarded as the loglca successor, but some factors couii rule him out. Though u veteran a U.N. debates, he is known to be It lixtremely poor health and gossip has It ho suffers from an Inciirabli ailment. In addition, he Is believed to be a protege of Foreign Miniate! V .M. Molotov, which might bi enough In current hlgh-lovel Sovie politics to keep him from rlalni higher. At present he Is a "first 1 deputy foreign minister, the s rank Vishinsky held. His prcson station is in the Moscow Porelgi Office. There is no question Qromyk now ranks highest In the Porelg Ministry under Molotov. But thcr are others In the ministry's colle glume to choose from, able dlplo mats who have proved thcmselve abroad. Candidate! Prospective candidates Incluri Deputy Foreign Minister V. Zorln, a tough negotiator and ded icated diplomat who helped engln ccr the Communist coup in Czccho Slovakia, and Jncob Malik, wh has headed the Soviet U.N. dele gallon In the absence of Vishinsk or Gromyko and who is now am bassatlor to Britain. It is eve possible that there will be a genei al diplomatic shift to permit th appointment of someone like Oeor gl Zarubln, now ambassador ' Washington. It Is unlikely. In any event, tha the Soviet regime can come with a man who had Vlshlnsky' remarkable talents—his flair to Invective, his flowing oratory, hi ready wit and his penchant fo evoking grudging admiration eve from those who most violently op posed him. Bunch Rites Are Set For Tomorrow Services for Dee Bunch, son Mrs. J. M. Bunch and the lato .1. >V Bunch of Yarbro, will be conclude tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Cobb Fu neral Home Chapel by the Re' T. J. Richardson, assisted by th Rev. Carl Burton. Burial will be in Elmwood Ccme tery. Mr. Bunch, 52, died Monday a Chlckasawba Hospital after & Ion ttlnr.KK. Survivors Include his wife, Mr Sybil Bunch; two sons. Wallace Bunch of Yarbro and Harold Bunc of the Air Force; his mother, Mr J. M. Bunch of Yarbro; three sis tors, Miss Llllie Bunch of Blythe vllle, Mrs. Herbert Mullins and Mr T. R. Ivy of Blytheville; thn brothers, Milton. Spencer and Hue Bunch all of Blytheville; two grand children. Pallbearers will be Clyde Bund Edward Bunch, Don Bunch and HI dred Bunch, all nephews of M Bunch. Christian S. S. Plans Services Thanksgiving services will 1> conducted by the Christian Selene Society of Blytheville Thursday a 11 .a.m. at 1311 West Main. Th public Is Invited. After Vishinsky died yesterday spokesman for the Russian elegation announced the body fould He in state today so tha ubllc could view It at the dele- alion's Park Avenue headquar- crs. But today police announced le public had been barred, and nly members of other U.N. dele- Htlons, government officials and uch would be permitted to enter he building. Commission Named The tart-tongued deputy foreign minister of the Soviet Union died 'esterday of a heart attack. Ha vas 10. Moscow radio announced early oday that the Soviet government and Communist party had appointed a commission. to take charge of the funeral. Among its nembers are Deputy Premier M. O. Pervukmn and Andrei Gro- nyko, another deputy foreign minister who once held Vishlnsky's lob as chief Soviet delegate to th« U.N. The Soviet Embassy In London ..nnounced that Jacob Malik, Russian ambassabor to Britain, will take over temporarily a« head of the Soviet U. N. Delegation. Malik, who las previously served at the Inter- natinoal organization headquarters, eaves London by plane tonight. Speculation as to Vishlnsky's per- nanont successor centered on Groniyko, Malik, Georgl Zarubin, Soviet ambassador to the United States, and Arkady Sobolev, No 2 men In the Russian delegation. Preparing Statement Vishinsky, 10, died while preparing a statement to the U.N. outlining Russia's position on President's Elsenhower's plan for a .jcaccful International atomic energy pool. The debate was Immediately suspended until today. Representatives of 5D of the 60 nations represented In the U. N. paid tribute to their 'dead colleague's skill at a special meeting yesterday, even though many of them had. bitterly opposed the Ideas for which he fought. Nationalist China, whose U.N. seat the Soviets had long sought for the Chinese Communists, was the only U.N. member not represented. There was no comment from the White House, but Secretary of State Dulles offered his condolences to Vlshlnsky's family and said See VISHINSKY on Page 12 Body, Engine Changes In New Lincoln Several body and engine changes have been made In the 1855 Lincoln, including a. stepped-up engine wlilch delivers 225 horsepower. It went on display today at Still Motor Co. To achieve the additional horsepower, the compression ratio was Increased to 8.5 to 1 with a redesigned overhead valve V-8 engine. A forward thrust is Implied in the exterior design by the new headlight bezel, which rakes to the front. A new horizontal grille bar behind the front bumpers, and a. new rear quarter panel eight Inches longer, add to this year's appearance. Company engineers say the new automatic transmission is more flexible than any previous and the specially designed throttle kick- down permits a particularly fast getaway. Available for the 1355 models is a powered lubrication system which lubricates the car by the mere press of a dashboard button. This is made possible by a master grease cylinder under the hood which is connected to bearings by pylon tubes. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; warmer tonight; cooler Wednesday. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with scattered light showers likely northeast and extreme north; colder northwest tonight and over the state Wednesday. Minimum this mornlnK—32. Maximum yesterdny—61. Sunrise tomorrow—6:42, Sunset todfly—):52. Mean temperature (midway between high an dlow—46.3. Precipitation Inst 34 hours to 7 a.m. —none. rcclpllHtlon Jan. 1 to thli flute — 31.04. Thil Date Lait Ye»r Minimum yesterday— M. Minimum this morning—3*. Precipitation J»nu«ry 1 to de.ti —

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