The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 23, 1954
Page 5
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Mendes-France Made Good Impression on Washington By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — French Premier Pierre Mendes-France made a good imprcssioi on official Washington by saying what the United States wanted to hear: he was for Euro pean unity; he was for rearming Germany; and he stiff-armed Russia. The Russians, who handled the French Premier gently while there seemed a chance he might steer a middle course between Moscow and Washington, reacted to his statements here by blasting him yesterday before he started home. He came here to discuss prob' lems between this country anc Prance. If he also came to win American goodwill and good pub llclty to strengthen his hand a 1 home, he was successful. Mendes-France became premiei in June. The history of Prenct premiers since the war looks luce the accident chart in a hospital receiving room: one after the othei fell. They went down under th< mercurial factionalism of France 1 ! many political parties. To survive, long enough to giv< France a sense of direction and s new grip on life, he will need ai: the strength he can find. He is fai from firmly in the saddle yet. His tests in the French Assembly ahead. Once he gets a solid hold on his job. if he gets it, he may be tough man for the United States to do business with: not because of my antagonism to this country but for other reasons. Tough Bargainer He's already shown that he's tough bargainer, that he doesn't waste energy on emotion, and that he is a Trench nationalist determined to exact the last concession for France. He has also demonstrated he is a man of action by the speed with which he (1) made an armistice with the Communists In Indochina; (2) agreed on rearming West Germany after the French Assembly killed the European Defense Com' munity; (3) proposed political reforms in Tunisia to meet the demands of France's North African colonials; and (4) proposed economic reforms in France. He still has to demonstrate both his wisdom and his ability and- or-willingness to turn his plans into deeds. The truce he signed on Indochina gave the Communists half of Viet Nam. It may let the Communists get all Viet Nam unless the French work with the Indo- chinese in their plans for defense. At this moment dispatches from Southern Indochina report growing chaos. Preoccupied with Europe Mendes-France, perhaps because of his preoccupation with the'prib- lems of Europe, apparently hasn't spent much thought on the southeast corner of Asia, whose loss to communism would be a dismal blow to the West. His plans for political reform designed to give people there almost complete local autonomy while France continued to handle their foreign affairs, are still in the talking stage. Mendes-France said while he was here that the poor state of the French economy makes the threat of communism more dangerous internally than externally, and that he must give his country an economic overhauling. He hasn't scratched the surface yet. His stock in this country fell when he silently let the French Assembly scuttle EDC, which called for a single European army and a rearmed Germany, a plan close to the heart of Washington officialdom. His stock went up when he quickly agreed to a substitute for rearming Germany. But he still has to make good on that. He gets his chance when the French Assembly votes. He seems confident it will approve. No Help Needed; Just Curious CHICAGO (/PI—Ten-year-old Terry Stromberg tied a message to a gas-filled balloon a week ago and set it loose ,at her Chicago home. 1 'Help, please!" the message read. She signed her name and added her address. Sunday a farmer found the balloon in a field near Grand Junction, Mich., 75 miles northeast of Chicago, across Lake Michigan. He notified Michigan state police who, In turn, radioed Illinois police, Two policemen went to Terry's NOW LISTEN H^RE — When Rin Tin Tin met Nealy, the chimpanzee, during the filming of a new movie, it was friendship at first sight. Here, the two enjoy each other's company on the movie set in Hollywood, Calif. Admitted Slayer Doesn't Know Why He Killed Beloved Niece LEBANON, Mo. M>)—Thurman priest, avowedly as baffled as everyone else over the reason, was locked up today with months ahead of him to figure out why he killed the niece he says he worshipped. * The strange little man with a convincing way of talking was transferred to the Webster County Jail on the third floor of the court- nouse in nearby Marshfield. last night. There he will await trial next •car in Circuit Court at Lebanon on . charge of first degree murder in the pistol killing of 11-year-old Jea nnett Earnest last Wednesday. The 48-year-old Grand Prarie Tex., auditor led searchers Sunday night to the body of the child he abducted last Tuesday near he: home in Port Worth. Tex. Again he insisted that his love !or the child, who could pass for much older than her years, was Old Reichstag Building f inally Demolished BERLIN W) — The roof of the mrned and bombed old Reichstag building has finally been demol' shed Demolition crews, using ther- mite charges, sent the Reichstag's dome crashing into the Interior 01 he historic structure in Just 30 seconds. West Berlin authorities had ordered the roof wrecked as a safety measure because of its weakened condition. lome. Oh, I'm okay." the girl said. ": ust wanted to see how far It would o." 'romnt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. irith Deliver; to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. HUP - ATTENTION HUP TWO FRONT MASQUE AND GAVEL PRESENTS TONIGHT AND 7:45 B.H.S. AUDITORIUM CENTER A PLAY IN THREE ACTS PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET > Fresh Oysters • Country Hams • Pure Country Sorghum ft Fruit Cake Ingredients • Fruit Cakes Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We DtllTW Come In 1044 Chick similar to that of a father for a daughter. There was no sex factor, he said. Eager to Talk He seemed eager to talk to newsmen after his arraignment yesterday at Lebanon, with his brow creased in 'evident puzlement, he said: "I loved her better than anything, anybody. .1 don't know what they call loving something so much that you kill it. Just blame it on being crazy, I guess." He said he had been drinking heavily for days nnd was in a mental fog that developed Into almost a total blackout when he led Jeanette to the heavily wooded spot where searchers were to stumble upon her bruised body four days later. Prosecutor Edgar Mayfield reported the FBI agents questioned Priest yesterday but got little if any new information from Priest. In Kansas City, U. S. Dist. Atty. Edward L. Scheufler said the investigation would determine whether the man would be prosecuted under the federal Lindbergh kidnaping law. Mother, Three Children Die LOUISVILLE. Ky. (ifl—A 45-year old mother and three children burned to death last night in a fire that destroyed their two room home near here. Three other children were hospitalized with severe burns. Their father, John Everett Dean Sr., 45, escaped with minor burns. The .fire apparently started from a kerosene stove. Mrs. Pansy Dean and three sons, John Everett Jr.. 17, Henry, 12, j and James, 8, were overcome by smoke and flames as they appar- Japan Celebrates Thanksgiving Today TOKYO W)-Japan celebrate* It* Thanksgiving Day today. The Emperor will lead the nation In giving thanks for the harvut In the annual holiday. Nearly all stores and offices are closed. Dressed in ceremonial robes, emperor Hirohito will taste, a bowl of the new rice crop at the imperial shrine in the palace grounds. Last Survivor Ralph Farnham was the ently sought to reach a rear door. I N. H., in 18«Q. survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill. He fought in the historic bat- II- in 1775 at the age of 19, and died at the age of 104 at Acton, Actress Gets Divorce LAS VEGAS, Nev. {/Pi - On the grounds of mental cruelty, movie actress Marie McDonald obtaln»d a divorce yesterday from shoe manufacturer Harry Karl. They \veve married in 1947 and separated last August. She will have custody of their two adopted children and will receive $1,500 a month for 10 years under a property settlement, plus $500 a month for support of the children. Largest Inland Sea The Caspian Sea, bounded by the Soviet Union and Iran, is the world's largest inland body of water. It has no outlet, but receives water from such rivers as the Volga and Ural. IT'S TURKEY-TIME! 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