The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1955 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 5, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 13 Blytheville Courier Blyitttvilto DaUy Newi Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, APRIL 5, 1955 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS CHURCHILL RESIGNS AS PRIME MINISTER NEW FLAG FOR SCHOOL — Ash wood Camp of Woodmen of the World this morning presented a new flag for the pole which has long stood between Central and Junior High schools. T. A. Woodyard (holding flag;, junior high principal, accepted the flag from Eddie Ford fright), council commander of WOW. The Rev. James W. Rainwater (left) offered prayer at the ceremony. (Courier News Photo) Stevens Sees No Evidence Of Formosa Strait War Soon HONG KONG (AP) — U. S. Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens said today Nationalist Chinese troops are in a "better condition of readiness and are better equipped than a yeai ago." Stevens arrived from Taipei, where he inspected Nationalist Chinese troop units. Earlier after a two-day visit on Formosa, Stevens said he did not feel a shooting: war is near. He was given the latest intelligence briefing on the Red buildup near the offshore islands opposite Formosa. Later he told reporters he personally did not think a shooting war was imminent but "that's only an impression and I can't document it." U. S. Troops Not Needed , He said he saw no need for American ground forces to defend Formosa or outlying islands but that an increase in the size of the American Military Assistance Advisory Group by pos.sibly one third Is under consideration. The feeling that wnr is nenr i.s stronger in the United States than on Formosa, he said. Stephens completed a quick in- ;m do kesm nit spo tionaiA Na, <S report carried by the English- language China New.s that a fleet of Chinese Red gunbonls and junks was hovering off the Matsus, He said the Nationalist navy and air force would have attacked any such concentration and bad not done so. He exp.res.seti the opinion See FORMOSA on Page 12 In Cincinnati: Radioactive Drinking Water Termed Safe By KKANK CAREY AI' Scicnci; Reporter CINCINNATI (AP) — Radio activity that got into drinking water in Cincinnati, in the heart of the United States, foils on southern POP'! ioxvi "S Ule 1954 Mrogen tests in the Pacific, was "about 500 iici the Chinese troops'limes less than the levels of radio activity permissible in ave excellent morale drinking water with complete safety," a U. S. Public Health establishments mosa and sa appear to h. and health. Their weapons are Scj*vicc"doclor said today. good, he said, but they need more; And| he , ukiedj tne Bmoum also China Reds Crack Down After Purge Two Leaders Are Ousted in Big Shokeup TOKYO (AP) — China's Communist masters cracked down with harsh new discipline in party ranks today in the wake of their first purge of top men since they took over the country in 1949. Peiping 1 radio announced the startling story to the world today. It said the Communist party had purged Kno Knng, the "Manchu- rinn Stalin," who bossed Red China's faltering five-year plan, and, Jao Shu-shlh, a Shanghai stalwart who ruled six big. eastern provinces in the early days of the Red regime. Kao committed suicide, Peiping said. Jao, former party secretary for east China, "has never shown any signs of repentence and now persists in an attitude of attacking the party," Peiping snld. That seemed to indicate that Jao is alive. Peiping charged the two with conspiring to seize "leadership of the party and the state" with Red army help. Control Committees Peiping announced the immediate creation of "party control committees" at all levels to "strengthen discipline and prevent a recurrence of so serious n case as the Kao Knng-J&a Shu-shlh anliparty alliance." "The remnants of counterrevolution and the reactionary bur- geols elements," Peiping said, "are accelerating their conspiracy to restore the counter-revolution." "The enemy will use ft thousand trfck.s to try to destroy our party," Peiping said in a broadcast of the text of a Communist party resolution. "Its greatest hope is that the Communist party of China might be split find degenerate." "Party organisations at all levels continue to fight against the tendency toward personal dictatorship and fragmentation which undermines the principle of collective leadership,"" the resolution continued. Tze-tunji Presided "The party absolutely cannot allow vicious tendencies to remain anywhere in the parly." The action was taken Thursday at the close of :.n 11-day party conference in PeipiiiK. Mao T/c- artillery and vehicles and he will \ try to speed up vehicle delivery. Report Oenied A Nationalist spokesman scribed ns without was "very much less than for their health nnd which you mav occasionally drink." they would find any time .in naturally de- j radioactive spring waters, such where people bathe By PR. J. CARTER SWA1M Dept. of English Bible, National Council of Churches Written for NEA Service For our Lord, one of the groat events of Holy WceK was the message from a company of outsiders, relayed through Philip: "Sir, we wish to see Jesus" (John 12:21, RSV). These words, often inscribed on pulpits, were first uttered by Greek-speaking inquirers. Consider what an encouragement it must have been to Jesus that they came when they did! It was Tuesday, four days before the end. Everybody else had begun to desert: the multitudes who had hoped for an easy living, the fanatica' nationalists who had thought Jesus might lead a war for independence, the fair-weather friends who did not relish the thought of a cross. How wonderful that, just at that time, the Greeks came, harbingers of that 'ffreat multitude which no man could number from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues" (Revelation 7:9, RSV)I The difference between one friend nnd no friend ts infinite. Carlyle was once tempted to give up trying to make writing a career. "No periodical editor wants me," he said; "no man will give me money for my work." The critics said his Sartor was "clotted nonsense." At this critical Juncture, he received a letter from a nameless Irishman, praising his work. "One mortal, then, says 1 am not entirely wrong; blessings on him for it." One understanding voice gave him th* strength to go on. Are there persons known to us, passing through trials and loneliness? Would encouragement from us mean th« difference between victory and defeat? tunp, party chairman and ruler of China, presided. The new control replace "discipline inspection com mittees" which the Communist ukase said "are no longer .stilled Sir Anthony To Succeed LONDON (AP) — Winston Churchill resigned today » Prime Minister, it was officially announced. The news was flashed from 10 Downing St. just aft«r he called on Queen Eliiabeth and emerged from Buckingham Palace flashing a smile and his famous "V" sign. The 80-year-old statesman's r->;ignation cleared the way for the Queen's appointment of Sir Anthony Eden to the prime ministry. LONDON (AP) — Sir Winston Churchill met with his ministers at No. 10 Downing St. today Cor what was believed to be his last Cabinet meeting before he hands over the British government to Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden. Sir Anthony Eden Criminal Court Session Recesses Only Two Days Required to Wind Up Docket Yesterday afternoon, nil cases were concluded and sentences were issued by Judge H. G. Pint- low, Circuit Court judge, SIK criminal division of the court recessed. Three persons W(>re sent to the state penitentiary on various charges, two for burglary and grand larceny and one for second [•Kree murder. Zack Mays received a five-year sentence to the state penitentiary OIL' second degree murder irge in connection with the death of Summy Watson. All"signs Indicated Unit the 80- year-old statesman would drive down the broad tree-lined mull to Buckingham Pnlncc Into this afternoon or early tonight and hand his resignation to Queen Elisabeth II. On Churchill's advice, the Queen then, would summon Eden nnd i\p- polnt him head of Her Majesty's government. Only then would the change - over bo announced formally. The old man unexpectedly canceled the appearance he had planned to make in the House of Commons this afternoon for the daily question period. May Delay It But the puckish, impish Churchill could even at this late hour surprise the public and withhold the resignation his aides confidently expected. As recently us lust night, while the Prime Minister was enterInlniug the CJuoen niul old friends nt what looked like n farewell dinner, one of his higher- rnnklng officials snhi he himself .felt Sir Winston might delay retiring until the London newspaper strike ends. A crowd of more than BOO people jammed into tiny Downing Street to wulch the Cabinet arrive. Eden, haMcs.s and wearing a vcl- vct-coilared topcoat, walked swiftly through from the direction of St John Foster and Morris Jenkins each received sentences on charges committees of burglary and grand larceny, with Foster receiving five yeiirs and Jenkins receiving four ynars. Ben Arnold was given ;i !.h rc< linage iiillU til U li'f lUIII^iri iiutitu ~ o - - lo the task of strengthening party year suspended sentence for the charge of assault with the intent to rob. Willie- Bryant was fined $25 ami discipline." The party will control the mem bershfp and work of the new dls .... rlpllna committees at every level,'.costs on a charge of driving a Petping .said. | vehicle without the owner's per- The resolution .said party mem-j mission. bors were obligated to report "all j Hufus Rhines was scntimeed to inspected violations of party law! three years In the state prnlluri- ind discipline to party control I tiary on a charge of n.sKauit wit! Sir Winston Churchill James' Park. Preoccupied, he appeared scui'culy to notice as police mndo ft path for him through 50 news photographers in the roadway. The Cabinet mooting lasted 35 minutes. As he left the political crown, prince looked dvnwn niut tired. Id the corridors of Parliament, there was a gonei'iil belief TSden would be calling on Queen Elizabeth within momenta after Church- Ill wound up Ilia visit to Buckingham Palace. Precedent must be followed in the ease of a sovereign Who reigns but does not rule, and the procedure would go something ltk« this: Elizabeth would ask the retiring prime minister exactly who he thinks she should ask to form th« new government. Churchill then would tell thi young Queen that the new leader of the tlomhrnnt, Conservative party Is Eden and advise her to call him. Then the Queen would summon Eden for nn audience. Now 67, Eden haa r long been Churchlll'/i uhoaen successor to fiee CHURCHILL on Page 1Z George Predicts GOP Attack On FDR to Be 'Political Dud' WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. George (D-Ga) described a Republican document denouncing Franklin D. Roosevelt's Yalta decisions as "a sort of rabble rouser" today but predicted it will turn out to be a political dud. But Sen. Gbldwalcr (R-Arix.), chairman of tlic GOP Senatorial Campaign Committee, said the paper "will show the American people that they shouldn't return a party to power which engaged in such a sellout." He predicted the Yalta record "will have great political implications in 1850." GoldwaU-r and George, w Ji o* — —— ~————• —• heads the Foreign Relations Com- . _ Soviet Admits Farm Purge Bogged Down LONDON (AP) — Thn Soviet government admillcri today Hint its purge of collective farm bosses has hogged down. committees." Senath Girl Dies in Car Accident FORREST CITY, Ark, — Tv/o young girls and an airman d Bui Dr. L, R. Setter declared thifi situation could chaniie for the worse m the future in any area where there mitjht be "greatly increased" radioactivity in the atmosphere as a result of any "grand iose-.scale" explosions of bombs. He added, though, that government radioactivity .sleuths have now developed quick techniques for figuring radioactivity in surface waters by .spot-checking the amount of such activity in rainfall. And this, he said, wnulr! come in handy in monitoring drinking water supplies in the future. He made the comments in an interview after a report to the American Chemical Society's 127th national meeting in which he described periodic analyses of both rainfall and the water o* a cistern and an impounded pond in the Cincinnati urea—in the heart of the United States—over a period of eight months after the Pacific tests. "The low radioactive level found in rain ' and even lower in the other waters; may be considered of little significance from a public health standpoint," he told the chemists. "However, the study could have direct application nnd significance if greatly increased leveln of radioactivity were present In an area," the intent to rob mid bud it suspended pending }><>ud behavior and payment of costs. On a similar charge, Clark Henry Ma this was also given a three year suspended .sentence with the same restrictions. 30 Days On a grand larceny charge, S. [ Arm .strong clumped bis plea to I od"uxiav"when their late model ft u-| driyins a car without the owner's: Immobile missed a bridge and const-nt and was fined $;5 and rnitlec, spoke in separate Interviews. .Sen. Bridges (R-NH), chairman rjf the Snrmlft's GOP Policy CnimnlUoe. .says the committee's commctUarv on the, YrilU paper;; is bem£ made available to nil Republican campaign speaker. 1 ) — it mi. lie adds, to any Democrats who rnlKht want it. The document says the atomic bomb "was in Mr, Roosevelt's pocket one month before" the February 1045 B\K Three Yalta meeting. "Quite Surprised" It says, too. Urn I Ku.ssia had agreed to eiiler the Pacific war t Japan three months before plunged into a swollen creek. Another airman swam clear of the. car. Dead are: JaneUe Carroll, 19. recently ol Senath, Mo., who had been living j In Memphis; Lucille Rhodes, who; I lived with Miss Carroll, and [ Charles E. Chuck Leslie, 23, of Washington, D. C., stationed in Memphis. Ronald Monroe, 22, of Pensucola I'')a., survived. costs and given 30 days on the county farm. On a burglary and grand lur- Hee COr'KT on I':IK<; 12 Courier NcwsMagazine In Today's Edition Today's edition oi the Courier News Inaugurates a new feature page which will run once a week Titled "Courier New.sMaya/ine" the page will be devoted largely to the fine arts and will include news and features on art, music, movies, television, literature and the theater. A regular fixture on the page will be "The Marquee," by Dick Kleiner, a column on TV, MHfji 1 , movies, radio, records and people. A not her feature t/> run each week will be "Literary Guideposts," a .section of reviews and riftWfi of the lx>ok world. For the "Courier Ntws- f ngfl)!jnc" turn to page 7. N K W MANAGER — Hick Shanks, youthful veteran of Bly- llMjvillt men's business, has been named, rnanaxer of Martin's Men's Store. Mr. .Shanks, a BlyUiijvinc HlRli School graduate, already 1ms joined the *torc. Biiford Martin. In making the announcement, pointed out that Lonnift Boydston will continue an «tor« mun&gcr. Rooscv . met with Churchill nnd •S'alin ii- Vfiltii. nnd thitt the war- timfi Prf.slrlent knew it. George said of the Republican memorandum; ''I really was qviite r,wnri r icd. I was surprised jit its l»r:k of rr.'.f.iTjint. It ;;cernfi to be a sort of rabble rouser. But I doubt if j it turns out that way. I think a ch.'irreet Republican candidate in 1950 will hnv« nothing to do with It. lie may try It out once, then he'll lay off it." Democrats generally have defender! Far East concessions made to irm Ru'isians nt Yalta on the ground that his military advisers were urging: Roosevelt to make ure the Soviets entered the war against Japan. They did come in less than a week before Japan surrendered. Not Asked For Opinion Louis Morton, chief of the Pacific .section of the Army's Office of Military History, wrote in an article In the current issue of the Reporter magazine that Gen. Douglas MacArthur was willing to make such concessions. MacArthur, then U.S. commander In the Piicillc, has »Md he was not asked for his opinion, but that If he had been he would not have urged Russian entry into the war at the time of Yalta. ITe said a recommendation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Russian entry "was at complete variance with my own publicly announced estimate." Morton, the Army historian, wrote thut MticArlhur "staled emphatically nt the time of Yalta to more than one visitor that American forces should not Invade Japan until three months after the Red Army attacked In ManchurU." "The work of strcn^i-bfiunn collective f unns with executive personnel is iwikhiK umiiUi'U.'ictory progress, " said Pruvda in a dispatch that Radio Mu'.eow broadcast to Uiu Soviet Press. July Deadline The broadcast, monitored here, revealed LhnL the Onum Commit- tec of the Communist party derided In January to clean out. the collective farm managers and ;;et July as ilnte when the War or Peace Up to Dulles Soys WASHINGTON f/P)—Sncvclary of State DullfJK said today that, if there is war in the Formosa area It will be entirely due to Chines Comrnunlfil- provocation and Initiative. He said the United States la trying to deal with Communist China on a civilized and peaceful basis. Dulles discussed what he called the dangerous Far Eastern situation at a new.s conference. He said the United States would of course like to have allied countries brought into a MnKlc Far Eastern security system—which would mean In the defense of Formosa. But he indicated this is a general policy objective rather than a specific diplomatic purpose under negotiation. Insidt Today's Courier News . . . Chick Trackmen In First at Cftruihersvllln Twi&y. . • Yonnifdters Shine, but Miwtem Tourney I.s for Old I'riw . • ' HporU . . . P»K«« 8 i""l 9 • • • . . . Snlk Vwcine for M MM- ll.Hi Reddled for June . . . 1'are 3 ... X-Rayx HlMt fill*ml to Fish I aCncer . . . !'**r 2 ... .should be finished. Today's bronrlcnst also revealed 30 r (iOO jobs were at slake. The campaign to weed out Inefficient and corrupt mnnngerH of roIlfcLivt-' farms was aired last week by Nlkltu S. Khrushchev, Soviet Communist party chief, in a .speech to IitniHM'.s and party workers in the Voronezh area. He said "tens of thousands" of par'icularly qualified workers in Uio party mid ot.her organisations were hemp sought to take over direction of lagging collective farms. In reporting ihf* nonning down of the purge, the radio said: "It mast be noted heading a number of collective farms there arc .still unsatisfactory officials who tlo not come up to the standard required by the present exuding demands. "This more than anything else explains the continuing lagging behind of some collective farms." Weather NORTHEAST ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Cooler tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy and mUd. HIRh this afternoon mid to high 10s. Low tonight near 50. MISSOURI — Showers and thunderstorms southeast, generally fair and a little cooler elsewhere this afternoon; fair north mostly cloudy south tonight; Wednesday mostly cloudy; showers and thunderstorms spreading over the south late tonight and Wednesday; tow tonight 36-40 extreme north to 45-50 south; high Wednesday generally 85-10. Miixlimnn yostorday—78. Minimum this mornlnK—57. Sunrise tomorrow—5:40. Himnol today—0:24. Mcim tempcriuure—fl7.5. Precipitation Innt 24 hours to 7 p.m. - -none. precipitation Jan. I to dats—14.47. This l»te L«»t Y»r Minimum yesterday—M. Minimum this morning—W. Precipitation January 1 M feM -• 14.04. i

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