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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 29, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHSAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI68OUM VOL. L—NO. 209 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Volley Leader Blytheville Herald BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except feunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Communists Begin Talks At Moscow Molotor Opens 'Security' Conference MOSCOW (AP) — Foreign Minister V. M. M o 1 o t o v opened Russia's European collective security conference as strictly a Communist family affair here today. It was boycotted by the West. Gathered about a hollow-centered roundtable in the White Marble Hall of the Splridonovkn Pa ace were representatives of seven Communist-ruled East European states, delegations from six constituent republics of the Soviet Union and Chinese Communist observers. A few hours before proceeding to the prerevolutionary palace, where the Foreign Ministry does most of its official entertaining, Molotov received rejections from the western big three—Britain, France and the United states— of his invitations. Kremlin-courted Yugoslavia and all other Western countries also said "no thanks." Link E. Germany .The talks, which opened under the glare of camera flood lights, are expected to pave the way for linking East Germany formally in the Eastern bloc as the West proceeds with ratification of the Paris agreements for the rearmament of West Germany. Soviet organs emphasized the nations represented intended to "take immediate measures" to assure their own security. This conference is also expected to try to devise methods for preventing ratification of the Paris accords. Newsmen were admitted to the room to take a look at the delegates In their places, but had to leave before the proceedings began. The Soviet Foreign Ministry promised them briefings, Spiridonovka Palace came into the news in 1941 when the Finnish- Soviet Treaty ending the "winter war" was signed there. Aimed at Paris Accords In orignally.invlttak 24 countries to the parley and proposing that it be held in either Paris or Moscow, the Soviets frankly aimed at preventing ratifications of the Paris pacts to rearm West Germany within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Molotov first suggested on Nov. 13 that the 25-nation conference be held Nov. 29. A week later he offered to set a later dale and warned that rejection ol his proposition wiuld force Soviet Union and her allies to take countermeasures for their own security. The United Slates. Britain and Prance quickly made it clear they would not sit down with the Soviets until the Paris accords Were ratified by the parliaments of the signatory nations. The Moscow conference was immediately set up without ihe West, but it was not until tiday that formal notes from the Big Three were ready for delivery to the Moscow government. Western sources described the notes as polite refusals. Similar notes already were in from some of the smaller European nations. Chamber Board Sits Wednesday Both incoming and carry-over members of the Board of Directors of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday afternoon for the purpose o! electing Chamber officials for the coming year. The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce offices in City Hall, Worth Holder, Chamber manager, said. Production Meet Tomorrow CARUTHERSVTLLE — P r 0 d UC- tion Credit Association of Caruthersville will hold its 21st annual stockholders meeting in Kennett Tuesday in the Armory. Highlight of this year's meeting ing will be repayment of all government capital, making the association 100 percent farmer-owned. Two directors .will be elected, luncheon will be served prior to afternoon entertainment which will feature the McDonald Brothers Quartet and Miss Ailcne Hanks. Planters to Hear Memphis Banker John Hembree of Union Planters Bank of Memphis will be principal speaker Wednesday at the annual meeting of stockholders of the Planters Production Credit Association In Osceola. The meeting Is scheduled for 11 a.m. In Library Hall at Osceola and will adjourn at 2:30. Dinner Will be served at noon. Mr. Hembree will speak on Successful Agriculture Lending. Senate Resumes Debate On McCarthy Censure Big 3 Formally Rejects Soviet Plan, for Talks New Charge Levelled At Senator CEMENT FOR ATR BASE — Weymouth Construction Co., workers this morning began unloading the first of two barge loads of cement for the construction of runways at the air base. Shown here are the two barges docked at Barfield landing. Each contains 5.000 barrels of cement. The cement is being unloaded by trucks to giant hoppers erected on the river bank for transfer to storage silos a( the base. A total of 329.000 barrels of cement will be shipped here, iiom Missouri Portland Cement Co., and Marquclt Cement Co., for the runway construction. (Courier. News Photo) Inside Today's Courier News . . . Porkers Get Rest After Final Victory . . . Poor Start Meant Good Finish for Osceola Seminoles . . . Sports . . . pages 8 and 9... ... "A Christmas Carol" . . . page 11... . . . Vigilant Coexistence.... Editorials . . . page G... . . . Affable' Grandmother Relates Story of Poisoning; of Four Husbands,..paj{e JO... Formosa Gets First U.S. Jets TAIPEH, Formosa Ml — The United States, repirted preparing to sign a treaty pledging U.S. defense of Formosa, today delivered the first shipment of Sabrejet fighters for Chiang Kai-shek's Air Force. An official American source said only four jets were delivered but more ave due shortly. "The total number to be delivered will naturally be kept .secret but it will be sizeable," he said. Chiang says he needs at least 150 Sabre jots to assure Formosa of reasonable protection should the Chinese Reds launch air attacks— as Chiang predicts they will. Last year, the Nationalists received teir first jets, F84 Thunder- jets. But these are considered to be no match against the Communist MIGs, whereas the Sabres proved their superiority against Reds in Korea. In the mounting military action between the Nationalists and the Reds, the only action reported today was a sporadic exchange of uniire between the Nationalists on Quemoy and the Reds on Amoy. Jack Rawlings Is Brought to Trial JONESBORO — (Special) —. Trial opened in Federal Court here today for John V, (Jack) Rawlings, former Blytheville man, who is charged with knowingly depositing a fraudulent $6,087 draft drawn on a Kansas City firm. Mr. Rawlins now makes his home The instrument moved in St. Louis but formerly was a normal banking channels popular Blytheville resident, being a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and a past chairman of the National Cotton Picking Contest. Charges being pressed by District Attorney Osro Cobb, grew out of the many probings surrounding the folding of E. C. Burnette Hudson Sales Co. Mr. Burnette also is standing trial today. He has pleaded guilty and, reports have' it, 'will" testify against Mr. Rawlings as state's evidence either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Cobb's Conviction Attorney Cobb is contending that Mr. Burnette gave Delta Loan and Finance Co., here, then headed by Mr. Rawlings, a draft draw" on a, I Kansas City Finn—Johnson Motor Co. The draft, Cobb stated, was signed by Oscar Johnson, endorsed by Burnette Hudson Siiles Co., and then by Delta Loan and Finance Co. Wilson Wants Boost NEW YORK W) — Secretary of Defense Wilson says he wants a budget for the military of "something like 35 billion dollars" in the fiscal year starting next July 1- through through Fanners Bank and Trust Co. to Southeast State Bank in Kansus City, he said. Refused There, it was refused because, the bank said, there was no such account there. Cobb i.s charging that Mr. Rftw- lings knew the draft was fraudulent. Defense Attorney Bcrl Smith, on the other hand, maintains Mr. Rowlings accepted the draft in good faith. Testifying this morning were Harry Truheart, ut the Kansas City bank, and R. A. Porter, vice president of Farmers Bank here. Both merely identified the draft as the one they had handled in their respective banks. In addition to Mr. Burnette, Mr. Ha wimps' wife, who worked In Delta Loan, i.s expected to testify. Court was to reconvene this afternoon. ins On Base Runway ft Represents $3 Million Contract At Air Base Pouring of runway extensions at Blytheville Air underway this Force Base morning ijot the Weymouth Construction Company of Memphis began construction of one taxiwuy. Jerry Hord, at the World Blytheville High School Chorus, Choir to Present 'Fortune Teller' Blytheville Hiph School'choir and chorus will present "The Fortune Teller," an operetta by Victor Herbert,, tomorrow night at the high school auditorium. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The operetta is a joint production of the music and drama tics departments at the school. Mrs. Wilson Henry is musical director, Thurman Hewlett, Jr., is technical director and Mrs. R. R. Jayroe is accompanist. Fostrr. Dick Foster. Danny Cobb, Emily Damon. Leon Lowe, Peggy Taylor and Judy Michael. Included in the cast will be a chorus of ballet dancers, gypsies, gypsy dancers and Hussars. The action takes place on a tor- resident engineer War ll air base which is in the process of reactivation, said this morning that pouring; of the 3,550-foot north- south taxlway has begun. The runway extension nnd paving contract, held jointly by Wey mouth Construction Co., and Ben M. Hot-an Co., of Little Rock, is the largest single contract let at the air base to date. The contract is in excess of $3,000,000. Under terms of the contract, total of 330 calendar days have bc.en allotted for completion of the work. Contracts for the restoration of the biisc's water plant were to be let, in Little Rock today. BHA Payment Is Clarified Tlic check lor $2.751.50 turned over to the city by Ihe Blytheville Housing Authority hist week represented payment in lieu nf taxes on the total nmnimt nf shelter rentals collected at the Chlckasaw and Cherokee Courts here during fiscal 1054 less payment for street! his new charge. It -fts lights, J'. Mel Brooks authority j McCarthy accused the By JOHN CIIAmVICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A new charge facet! Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) today as lie re- lumed from the hospital fori renown! of Senate debate on I whether to censure him for! his conduct. Sen. Bennett (R-Utah) said he would offer (he new charge. Two censure counts already hnve heen recommended by a «pe- ei:il bipartisan committee. Bennett's charge is based on McCarthy's atlacks on the special committee nnd its chairman Sen. Watkins (R-Ulah), and on McCarthy's describing the special Senate session as, among: other Ihinp.s, a "lynch party." The Senate session was abruptly called off 11 days ago after McCarthy went lo the nearby Bethesrla (Mel.) Naval Hospital for treatment of an Injured right elbow. He said the elbow was hurt when n well-wisher, ardently shaking hands, banged H against ft glass table top. Still Painful McCarthy emerged from UK: hospital yesterday with his right arm In a sling, saying it was still painful but he was feeling "very well." With n number of reporters nnd photographers gathered at the hospital's main entrance, McCarthy left through a fire exit In the rear. He was spotted by one of Ihe newsmen stationed around the big building's 13 exits. Yes, the senator said, he would be at the Senate today when It resumes debate. But there wns no chance to ask him, before his wUo drove him away In their car, what he would do about the Bennett charge. He did suy* the sooner tiie debate on censure f .s over "the better I'll like It. I have a lot of worn to do." McCarthy nnd Ills supporters have denied right along any Intentions, suggested by opponents, of delaying things ,so there could bo no vote before the present sc.s- slon'nulomullcally ends Christmas Eve. The Senate hud seemed near the voting state when McCarthy went to the hospital. "Demand" Cited Republican Leader Knowlaml of California this weekend called on the Senate to reach a decision by Dec. 11, saying he believed there was "n growing demand" for the Senate to dispose of the issue nod turn lo the consideration of what he termed more important matters. Bennett made public yesterday out that Watkins Fire Hits Mill at Manila MANILA — Fire, destroying the LtUio River Slave Mill for the second time in 2<i months, causal nit estimated $25,000 worth of diunuKt 1 in lo.s,s of building und machinery early Sundny morning, iicuurdLiiK to M, W. Wanner, »wn- «r ol Liu: linn. Starting from im undetermined origin, \\\K five \vna discovered by an employee of the firm who lived nearby and saw the reflection of the blir/e through his window about 3 a.m. H.tmpeved by not having water connections ncnr the burning building, the Manila Fire Department used water from tanks on the fire truck and soon brought (.lie blaze under control. The roof of the building had already fallen In when the Tire department \va.s notified, Charles Carter, fire chief suld. The lust time the WiUiblUsluuent \vii.s raml by lire was on Sept. 2K, 19. r )2, Mr. Wagiiur said, and Ihfi building wiui not covered by Insiinince either time. The building was estimated to have cost $6,000 and the ninchtn- cry about $20,000, nccortling to Mr. * WASHINGTON (AP) — The Western Big Three formally rejected Russia's proposal for a European peace conference today, but laid down five steps they said could lead to such a meeting. In one-two positions among these steps were agreement on tin Austrian state treaty and modification of Russia's position on holding free elections to reunify Germany. The other three points called for .study, through diplomatic channels, of all questions relating to Eui'ouevui, security; a meeting oC Soviet, British, French, and American foreign ministers after ratification oF the London-Paris agreements, and perhaps a conference of "European and other interested powers to consider, the remaining aspects of European security." Identical Rejections The Western Big Three sent their identical rejections by messenger to the Soviet Foreign Office in Moscow. The notes were a formal turndown to Russia's Oct. 23 priposal for a four power foreign ministers meeting, and the Soviets' Nov. 13 proposal for a general East-West conference on creating a collective security system for Europe. Both these proposals, the U.S. reply said, were aimed at delaying Ir preventing ratification of the agreements reached by the Western imtlons at meetings in London and Paris this fall. American officials emphasized that close examination had failed to show anything new In the Soviet proposal, Physician Testifies At Sheppard Trial CLEVELAND (AP) — A physician testified today Dr. Samuel 11. Sheppard had injuries on his mouth, face, forehead and ribs when he examined him the day Shcppard's wife Marilyn was slain, last July 4. But as to the possibility Dr.' taken of the osteopath's neck and secretary said this morning. j oomn iltlec of acting as the "un- In Saturday's issue of the Cour- witting handmaiden." "involuntary ier News it was reported that the aRenl." and "attorncys-in-/act" ol race, of Count Berezowskl's chateau! check represented 10 per cent of j the Communist parly and of i,min Livonia, a small European king- the total rentals collected at thejtallng Communist methods In Its rinm two units. j report recommending he be con- Thc total rentals collected by the! sured. BHA from the two housing units! These charges of McCarthys jwas S4fl,5n.42, Mr. Brooks stated dom. Two very popular choruses from the operetta are "Romany Life.' ! were made in a speech which he Sudbury, Chuck Langston, Don five bfllion dollar'boost over this Colcman. Drane Adams. Glcnda year's budget. Frei, Martha Bean, Martha Ann Leads In operetta will be played i Mine by Emily Damon—the fortune am l the total "shelter rental" col- by Davis Cobb, Jerry Nail, Roger 1 '" --• ----• "" - •• teller— and chorus, and "Gypsy ; lectrd wns $32.207.fi2. Shelter rnnt- Lovc Song," .sung by Danny Cobb. i nl, he explained, i.s the IIP!, rent the gypsy lover, and the chorus oil collected after pnyment of utilities gypsies. I have been deducted. Ike VetoedJJse_oj A-Bomb in Asia U.S. Came Near Using Them Twice By FRED SPARKS NBA Staff Correspondent TOKYO (NBA) — Twice in recent months the United States has considered but rejected the use of baby A-bombs to stop further Red Chinese expansion in Asia. The "hot spots" were Quemoy and Dienbienphu. The use against Red China of these junior-sized atomic weapons—which can destroy a particular part of a large city—may be^ considered again if, Pelping grabs tor somebody's homeland. (The Above facto, revealed here for the firat time, come when public indignation is at a high pitch in the United Stairs because of the sentencing of 13 American airmen as spies by the Peiplng government. At least one member of Congress has demanded a show of force.) Despite any denials that might be Issued, this correspondent hax got the story nailed down—from those who planned the raids and (hose who would have made UMm. The possibility of such an assault was known U) the Moscow- Fclplng duo. Accordingly, nothing TWIN HOT SPOTS — blen Blen Phil and Quemoy are Asiatic hot spots where dropping A- bombs are considered by military authorities but vetoed by President Elsenhower. here will assist the foe. On both occasions it was President isenhower himself who ordered the proponed aaeaulU cancelled. (Washington pointed out that Mr. Elsenhower would not hnve to cancel any such proposal formally but that failure on his part to accept such an Idea would be tantamount to cancellation. The atomic energy act gives the President sole power to order the atomic arsenal unlocked.) The first was during the siege of Dienbienphu. Our generals and admirals in the Orient were ask- Sc« IKE on Page 2 never delivered but which he inserted In the Congressional Record after giving advance copies to the press. Bennett's resolution also declares that McCarthy described the spe- j cial Senate .session as a "lynch j party" and a "lynch bee." accused three- if the ceasure committee members of "deliberate deception" and "fraud" and called Watkina "cowardly" and "stupid." actions of McCarthy's, the • resolution states, "arc all contrary lo i:«od morals and senatorial ethics and tend to bring the Semite into dishonor and disrepute, to fib- j struct the constitutional proce.s.--:es of the Senate, and to impair il.s dicnlty." Watkins Favors New Charge "Such conduct," Bennett's resolution adds. "Is hereby condemned, ami the senator from Wisconsin Is therefore censured." The Walkins committee held that McCarthy had obstructed the legislative process by fulling to cooperate with a Senate clcctloas subcommittee that probed his finances In 1951-52. and by contemptuous and denunciatory attacks on its members. U also recommended he be censured for what It called his "Inexcusable" and "reprehensible" treat ment of Brig. Ocn. Ralph W. /.wicker in questioning him at a one-man hearing last Feb. 18. Watkins also said, In an interview, that he thought the Senate should support the new censure count offered by Bennett. "McCarthy not only has Impugned the lnte«l-ity of the committee members In saying, for all practical purposes, that we are stooges for the Communists," said Wntklna. "but he has blasted at all the other Kc.nntorfi wo directed us to Investigate the charges agaiast him." Walkins said that Republicans, instefid of causing any lasting party See MCCARTHY on Page t Bheppiu'd suffered a spinal Injury, the witness Hiild he didn't make a diagnosis of a spinal cord Injury. Shcppai'd'.s abdomlnnl reflexes ui.'io were Impaired, said the witness, Dr. Richard Hexter, a West Side physician. He took the stand today as a prosecution witness aflalnst Ihe fj:iy VilliiRC osleopnlh, .who is charged with first degree murder in his wife's death. Dr, Jfexter was summoned by the coroner on the afternoon of ./lily 4, lo examine Dr. Slleppard ut Bay View He w:is taken there for In-atment, alter telling investigators it bu.shy hiiired man who killed his wile also Injured him in two sculflos. The witness also said lie spoke with Kh'-ppanK nnd he said Shop- irard's responses we're "normal." F:i.'i;il Bruises What he described as a 'marked edema"—a swelling—appeared on .Sheppnrd's right cheekbone and over his right forehead. Hexter .said, ami Sheppard also Iv.ui a bl.-iek eye. A ielt neckpad wa.s around Sheppard's neck and the osteopath moved his head "with some difficulty." Hexter said. However, the physician continued, he found no discoloration and very little swelling when the neck- pnd wa.s removed. There were several snv.tll abrasions on the inside of the doctor's mouth. Hexter said. Hexter said Sheppard's brother, Dr. Stephen Sheppard, asked if he wanted to see X-raya that were .spine. The examining physician said he did not, because he was not familiar with tlie iippculunce of Shep- pnrd's neck and "I thought an examination of X-rays should bo left more to an expert." Pope Confined To Bed, Placed On Strict Diet VATICAN CITY I/P) — Pope Pills XII has been confined to his bed and placed on n strict diet. This precaution was taken in the hope of quickly restoring Ihn strength of tun faLigucd and ailing 78-year- old head of the Roman Catholic Church. Whiln Vatican sources emphasized there was no cause for undue alarm, the attitude of the Vatican secretary of state's office was described us "neither too pessimistic nor too optimistic." This was :t much uravcr expression on the pontiff's health than that which the Vatican's L'Osser- viitore Romano plans to publish ffttev Uxhiy. The newspAper's statement, announced in advance yesterday by the Vatican's press office, said Lhn pontiff will lake ad- vnnliiK'; of the period of spiritual exercises, bctfim yesterday and ending Saturday in preparation lor Christmas, to rest. Ray Gulp of Dell New President OfMisscoFFA WILSON—Ray Gulp of Dr-11 was elected president of the Mississippi County Federation of the Future Farmers of America at thr nnnunl election of officers held recently In Luxora. Other officers eelcted were Joe Easley of Burdette, vice president; vice president; Joe Jenkins of Shawnec, secretary; Dean Wagner of Manila, treasurer; Danny Bowcn oi Wilson, reporter; und Joe colllns of Dyess, sentinel. Corbet Washington, vocational Instructor at Shftwnee High School, was elected advisor by the group, Snawnec Wilson,, Reiser. Burdettc. Blytheville. Dell, Manila, Luxora, and LeachvlUe are members ol the federation. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair and cool this iiHcrnoon and tonight; lowest 2838 tonight; Tuesday increasing cloudiness and cool. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy with occasional snow flurries northeast KcncruUy fair elsewhere this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonignt nnri Tuesday; rain or snow south- v.est spreading over south by Tuesday night; colder southeast and extreme east tonight, otherwise little change in temperature. Minimum yesterday—13. Maximum Suturttny—65. Minimum this mornlns—33. Maximum ycnt^rdny—62. Sunrise tomorrow—6 'AS. .Sunset today—-1:50. Mean tern pern t ure (midway between high ftiul low—47.5. Precipitation lust 48 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date — 3158. This Datr 1-ast Year Mnxlmum yesterday—51. Minimum thlfl morning—41. Precipitation January 1 to dnta —

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