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Wednesday, April 6, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT HORTHKABl ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. LI—NO. 14 BlytheviUe Courier Blythevllto Daily Newt Blythevlll* Herald Mississippi VfUley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WKDNESDAY, APRIL G, 1955 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS MacArthur Aide Denies Yalta Claim Soys Book Belies Views On Russians NEW YORK (AP) — The chief aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur says a book by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney "completely belies" a report that at the time of the Yalta conference the general favored Russia's entering the war against Japan. Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney issued a lengthy statement last night In the battle of charges and countercharges stemming from publication of the Yalta papers. Reply to an article by Louis Morton in Reporter magazine, Whitney said: "No competent evidence whatsoever exists" to support the view that concessions to Russia at the Yalta conference resulted in part from MacArthur's advice. Morton is chief of the Pacific of Military History. Described Meeting Whitney quoted a passage from Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney's book; "Lone and Level Sands." It described a meeting between MacArthur and the late Secretary of Navy James Forrestal in the Philippines Feb. 28, 1945. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney accompanied Forrestal to the conference. MacArthur at that time, the book said, surprised Porrestal by telling him he thought the war in the Pacific would end that year. Main Evidence "Forrestal was visibly impressed and yet unconvinced," the book continued. "He asked the general whether he could, quote him in Washington, to which MacArthur said he had no objection." "... I have given you only the highlights of this remarkable conversation, I say remarkable because here was a man in a position to know, predicting an early termination of the war, contrary to all naval thinking at the time." Whitney said, "This eye and ear witness account completely belies the (Forrestal) dinry injected into the issue of responsibility for the Yalta decisions .. . ." Forrestal's diary has been one at the main pieces of purported evidence that MacArthur pressed for Russia's entry into the Japanese* war before Yalta. ' The diary said MacArthur "felt that we should secure the com-, mitment of the Russians to active and vigorous prosecution against the Japanese . . .." Morton, in his magazine article, wrole that MacArthur "stated emphatically at 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 Manchuria." MacArthur also told visitors, Morton said, that he was "perfectly willing' to make concessions to get Russia into the war. Anthony Eden Takes Over As New British Premier Report Red Air Build-Up Do the Communists have enough air strength to launch an attack this spring on Nationalist- held islands of Quemoy and Matsu? Some experts say no, but reports Irom Formosa indicate a Red attempt to gain air superiority in the area by building a string of jet bases from Shanghai southward along the railroad to Nanchttng. But those bases, the reports say, will not be completed for two years. Above Newsmap Illustrates how the proposed bases could help the Reds gain the air power they need Tor a mnjor move against Chiang Kai-shek's forces. Present jet buses ftre located at Shanghai, Ningpu and Canton. Barracks are reportedly being built to house some 200.000 Soviet troops expected in June, according to the Chinatone News Agency. SeMo Citizens Vote In. Spring Elections Pemiscot County towns had two new mayors today following local elections throughout the county yesterday. Lee Roy Bain was elected mayor at Hayti, defeating incumbent The Yalta conference was held in the Crimean Peninsula in February 1945. It was attended by Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia. President, Franklin D. Roo.scvelt and Prime M i n i i s t e r Winston Churchill of Great Britain. Storm Damage In S. Missco Some storm damage wa-s rpport- ed in southern Mississippi County following last night's high winds, rain and hail. In Wilson, a few shingles were loosened and blown off by . the wind and the seed house at Dyess Gin was practically blown away. Several houses in the Dyess area, it was reported, were nearly demolished. No injuries wore mentioned in first reports coining out of the area. Large hail stones in the Basset nrea reportedly broke windows and the wind again took a toll in wrecking some buildings in the vicinity. John Wilks by 963 votes to 347. At Cooler Archie Edwards was* named mayor lust night at a meeting of the newly elected city council. He succeeds retiring mayor Tom Cooper who did not seek re-election . Elections also were held in Caruthersville, Steele and Holland. At CnruthersvHle incumbent aldermen won in three wards while Carl Baskin defeated Bob Chlltoii in Ward Two by four votes. 256-252. Neither man previously has served on the city council. Coker, Smith, Dudley In other ballotting for city council positions, Obye CoKer defeated Marcus Lauck 202-86 in Ward One, Cliff Smith polled 477 votes to 431 for Paul Carniean In Ward Three and L. F. (Cooger} Dudley with 440 votes defeated Herb Nelson with. 214 in Ward Four. In the Caruthersville board of education election, Wayman Foster with 840 votes and Dalton Teroy with 747 won positions. Defeated for school board positions were Dale Bracey with 684 and Bernie Lay with G09 votes. Floyd Hamlett was unopposed for county superintendent of schools. Other Hayti results show Robert W. Brooks winning the race for police judge with 122 votes. Sam Sherwood, incumbent judge, received 314 votes, C. H. Trainer polled 138 and D. A. Hedge got 95. Brooks retired as city marshal to run for office of police judge and three policemen ran for the t:itv marshal position with Raymond Ings winning by a wide margin. He received 781 votes to 386 for Owen Slarnes and 132 lor Dale Perkins. Collector Re-elected j Fred Chaffin was re-elected city j collector with 808 votes. Edwin ; Ray got 348 and C. L. Emerson, ; Jr., received 112. ' James A. (Tick) Vickrey, Pemi- ] scot County prosecuting attorney, i received 998 votes for HayLi city \ attorney. He was unopposed. In the aldermam'c race, Noah ! Barkovitz won over J. P.. McAn- I ally by 384-318 in Ward One. In i W;>rd Two, Fred Grecnwell f-ot ; 380 voles to defeat H L. Ridgway, j who had 165. \ Aubrey She Ron was re-elected ' alderman from the North Ward in ' Steele, defeating J. C. Kinningham. The official count was 206 for She-Ron and 179 for Kinnjng- See ELECTION on Page II ion* for I h\T By DTI. J. CARTER SWAIM Dept. of English Bible, N'alional Council of Churches Written for NEA Service It was when Greeks came seeking Him that Jesus said: "unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, It remains alone; hut if It dies, it hears much fruit" (John 12:24, RSV). Is this Jesus' judgment upon the Greek way of life? We must not underestimate Clement of Alexandria held that God gave to the Greeks pnilosophy "as a schoolmaster to bring the Hellenic mind to Christ." Sometimes we are indebted 'o them when we are wholly unaware of it . We thtnk of our age as being very different from Lheirs, yet such words as theater, auto, planet, democracy and atom are lifted bodily from their language. Both science and philosophy are derived from them. The Hebrews were never interested in the Investigation of nature or in schemes of abstract thought, The Greeks had an elaborate structure of idealism, revolving around the beautiful, the true, the good. Our obligation to them is apparent in every one oi these areas. Yet the Greek ideal for man is not the Christian ideal. "Know thyself" was the Greek ideal. A man should know himself, cultivate himself, realize himself. But the Hebrews were sure that man by himself cut a, pretty sorry figure. What he needed was to know, not himselt, but God. Th« dying seed Is promise of new life, and Jesus bids us, not cultivate or glorify ourselves, but lose ourselves, forget ourselves, give ourselves. ClarksvJHe, and Lhe Jonesboro. It was area around reported at some points that hailstones were the size of a hen's egg. Heavy rains caused a .flash flood in the streets of at least one Arkansas town, Harrisburg. No Tornadoes The powerful straight wind was sandwiched between two tornado warnings for Arkansas. Neither of the warnings resulted in a tornado report to the U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock. However, many residents of wind-lashed East Arkansas towns said they thought a tornado had hit them. No serious injuries were reported. Heavy wind and hail damage was reported at Lepanto, Newpori and near Trumann. A half-dozen rural homes near Lepanto were damaged and their residents were driven to the homes of friends for the night. People in the area said several other houses were damaged slightly. Hall smashed the glass panels in East Arkansas Hit by Storms Houses Damaged Hear Lepanto; Hail Falls in Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe windstorms, lushing east Arkansas before a backdrop of two tornado warnings Inst ni^ht, left a wide path of damaged buildings and felled tree.s. Moving with the high winds, ( hail pounded Lepnnto, Newport, Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Miss., a community near Trumann, Pine' Bluff. West Memphis, Helena, C. J. Knight, Jr. Dies oi Wounds Was Technician Employed At Hospital Here Clarence Jefferson Knight, Jr, 37, laboratory technician at Walls Hospital here, died instantly yesterday of shotgun wounds in the hentl termed self-inflicted by Mississippi County Coroner E. M. Holt, Coroner Holt ."aid Mr. Knight, who had lived In Blytheville for Hie past six years since coming from Corinth. Miss., shot himself, with a 10 gauge .shotgun In his home at 5IS North 13th Street. Careful examination Indicated he held the muzzle of the pump gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, the coroner said. RUcs Tomorrow Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow nt, Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Rainwater, pastor of First Christian Church. Burial will be in with graveside rites conducted by the Rev. George Patterson of Corinth. Knight was a member of the Corinth Christian Church. Pallbearers will be James Lindsey, GevftW Reynolds, Robert Mowrey, Purvis Knight, Charles Moore and James Moore. No explanation for the suicide could be definitely determined, Coroner Holt said. Knight had been on a. weekend fishing trip to Sardis. Miss., and apparently was In good spirits. Knight's wife and daughter wore in the house nt the time and Cor- See SUICIDE on Pajre 11 Gov. Faubus tjHere Tuesday Top Executives To Affend Two Meetings Governor Orval Fiuibvis will a at Newport and ' in Mississippi joint meeting f the American Lotion Auxiliary two . appearances Cnunty Tuesday. Hr; will apcpar at .stroyerl 25,000 potted plants. About j ;im j American Legion Dud Cfi.son 15 house trailers were over-turned I past frcm 7 until 7:30 p.m. before when the winds hit ihs Palace! Homes plant. Movie mnrqnis wore : reported heavily damnged by hail. , Windows Broken i Windows were broken at the- j Jackson County convalescent home at Newport and about 20 aged residents were moved to a central room. i Elk Huff of Newport said some i of the hailstones were l r a hen's Hail broke windows in the Me Cormick school on the R. H. Taylor plantation about six miles .southwest of Trumann. A cotton nnd a store on the plantation I also were reported damage by hail and wind. Fallen trees hlocke Highway 63 between Harrisburx Corner and Trumann and Highway 14 near Jonesboro. One man was sliyhily injured when his car crashed into a tree that had fallen across Highway 4. He was not identified. to Dell Klwanifi Club's , Mr.;. Faubus is sl;ued to aecom- p;my him. Thr Legion meeting will be In tlie Hut on North Second St. and is open LO the public, Speaking on the program, according to Mrs. Ben Mays, Auxiliary ;->»iu i-o»»--j pl . { .. si de,u, will be Mrs. Floyd Har,tie size os -. Hjsmii wno -]j ta jk on cn j| d welfare projects, April, Mrs. Mfiyfi pointed out, ,ifi child welfare month for ihe Auxiliary. Official Appointment Is Made By JACK SMITH LONDON (AP) — Sir Anthony Eden became Britain's 42nd Prime Minister today, but told Parliament Sir Winston Churchill will remain the "dominant figure" in the House of Commons. Eden appeared in the House a few hours fifler receiving from Queen Elizabeth II the mandate to form a government in succession to Churchill's. Ills appearance did not set off much of n demonstration. There was a sound of approval from the Conservative benches behind him, but the La- borltes were silent. It was evident the Commons still had it.s mind on Churchill, who was not even pros- ent to hear the tributes of Eden and Clement Attlee, leader of the Labor opposition. Eden said Churchill's greatest attribute in statesmanship rests on the fact that "he brought a most complete vi.sfon" (u problems before him and always cut through to their cove. The 57-yuur-old diploma t— -first divorced niun in history to be named Premier — kissed (he hand of Queen Elizabeth II and accepted her appointment to succeed his long-time political mentor, Sir Winston Churchill, who retired yesterday at 80. Trumpets of the Horse Guards band .sounded In the distance, like a herald of the new political era, as the handsome, debonair slnt.cs- inan in frock coat left Bur.kinKluun Palace under pale sunshine to drive back (o his new duties. The Text (if Mi-s firny capital, Prime Minister Well schooled for new job , Biggest In History: with all its on strike, got news of the historic changeover in a palacn comimmlfnte read over the British Broadcasting Corp. The text: "The Queen received the Right Hon. Sir Anthony Eden, MP, In audience this morning 1 and offered him the post of Prime Minister and first lord of the treasury. Sir Anthony Eden accepted Her Majesty's offer and kissed her hand upon his appointment." Churchill's political crown prince of more than 13 ycar.s fidgeted nervously with hi,s tie and frequently .smoothed his gray hair us lie arrived at the palnce—12 minutes early—for his 11 a.m. appointment with the .-sovereign. But, on the return journey after his 40-minute interview in the Queen's private apartments, he appeared at, ease nud confident. A crowd of 3,000—many unaware, because of the newspaper strike, of what was going on—watchr-u his leek black limousine depart. "Good luck to you, Sir Anthony!' j kj£..*, a small crowd shmiUni on his le-jf'f^^f turn to the Foreign Office in Downing street to wind up his business there. "Thanks. Thank you all very much," he replied with a wave n ;irvt ;y Morris, former Circuit and a nod of hi.s iron-yray head. Court dork here nnd insun.ncc To I'lek Cabim-l 'man, yr-.slcrday was elected Hi.s first major duty was lo pick . ( j,. n t O f t | 1( . jj (jns C]u( , ff)I . the hi.s Cabinet and several important I coming year. He .succccd.s L. ,K. New York Bank Robbery: $350,000 NEW YORK (AP) — Gunmen today robbed a Queens Bank of an estimated $350,000 said by officials to be the biggest cash haul in bank robbing history, •fr The efUinwle was given to newsmen by Quc.-uiw Diat. Ally, T. Vln- (jRDt. Quinn after ho conferred with bunk officials. Four men, one carrying 1 a tommy gun, litTdcrl 11 employes of the Hiirvt-y Morris Harvey Morns President were expected. biggest was the naming of his own foreign .secretary. The f .sumption in London w:i Unit ti Minister ; id(in( Old. Also elected ye.stordny wr-n; Tol- •;r IJiicnaium, first vice president; nod would KO to D(-fens Harold MacmillJin, fit), a director . t ary-t.n-.i:iurcr; Joe 13131 McHrmoy \ vic Q Trltnt-hrnniin of tlu; Mrirmlllfin I'liblishlnt? time fiienrl ol T;imf:r. New members of the bnard of director.'; nami-d ycstcrthiy are P. Eden's succession to No, 10 : c. RotJirock rind Chris Tompklns. JDownirw Si. louch(;d off the flrsl|Mr. Old, as rnUrlni; presldf;nl. nl- Imidt Today's Courier New* , . . Chick Trackmen Beaten by Carulrhcrsvlllfi 95-37 . . . Dodgers May Have lo Wall on Spoonrr'ji Afllnjf Arm . , . I'affes 8 And !) . . , . . . ARC I>ld to Churchill What Warn, Dictator* Couldn't . . P»ffe 14 ... , , . New Cancr.r Drug* Help Some 100 lloprless Cases , . Pa:;o 10 ... X-Ray Unit To Be in Dell On Thursday The mobile x-ray unit, in Manila today, moves into Dell tomorrow. The unit had a big day yesterday in LeflchviUc flfl it x-rayed 631 persons up until the time an equipment breakdown brought activities to a halt, It would have topped the 700 mark had it not, been for the trouble. Mn;. Frances Oammill. county TR association secretary, opined, Mrs. F.. H. Shannon was dt.ilr- rnan at Leachvllle. Working on registration wire Mrs. ,rohn Hanni, Mrs. Bernard nfiledcie, Mrs. Hob the for so becomes a board member. Carlo call within months. Mnny pol See EDE.V on 1'nffe M the general election hr is expected | ry-nvor membni-s no Joe B. gvans nnri Dr. W. W. Workman. New officers w!l] be Installed at a .special program July 5. Tim Rftv. Alfred M. Brown, pastor oJ First MethnrJlsl Church, Bossier City. Ln., who is conduction Holy Week .services at First Methodist Church here, was ~ ~~" jer at yesterday's luncheon meet- NOKTIIKAST ARKANSAS; part-i 1"K. He .spoke on "What's Right Iy cloudy to cloudy this afternoon. I wlll) thf - World." Weather Clmse Manhattan Bunk's Woodslde branch Into the rear of the premises find made a clean getaway. The carefully planned job started with the gunmen waylaying ft, teller DiUnkle his npiirtmont. Knew Identity Henry Bardenhagun, 2-1, the teller, wns JUKI entering his automobile »t about H:3fl a.m. when ti stranger, who obviously knew Ills Identity, stepped up lo him with a gun and .said: "Okay, Henry. Get In the back." Three other men thc.n joined the am! nil piled Into the cur. "Don't look at any of us," said lliK gunman. Tim gnnnifin rlrovo by a cir- niiHmiH rouit.t in (\\r bank, with mm roni'crlfM'iilc iK^ldr him and ;moih(.-r ln/sidn Hitnirnhfigeii in the rciir. ''Henry, look on I the window, Uic KiiMtiiiin sjiid CM I'onle. "Don't do ;myihlM(4 foolish." Six employe.') iilrrady wore In iht> bunk when tht; car drove up. They had uiiLcrai] with their own keys to prepare the 0 a.m. opening and had loft the door locked behind them. Ordered lo Hear The robbers tor cod nimlenhaKtn at gunpoint to unlock the door. They strode Into the bank behind him. Harclemiatfcn ami the other r-m- ployo. 1 ! wciro onlerpd to the rear. A.H addition ;il employes arrived, IlK.-y, too, were h'-nlcd to (he rear by two of the men while the other two lu(-;«(?'l out the, money. All four climbed Into Barden- h:if{(!ti'.'; car ;md left. They abandoned Jt a iihort time later. Nobody was reported hurt In the holdup. A wldC'Sprc'fid police hunt was ordered. Sir Anthony May Alter US Relations «)• JOHN M. IIIC1ITOWEB WASHINGTON (AP) — An overriding concern to preserve Western solidarity against Russia is likely to dominate the policies of Britain's new Eden government just as it did that of Sir Winston Churchill. Bui U. S. officials said pvlvately today Sir Anthony Eden will not do things in Iho same wny Churchill dirt, and there is ho use pre- teudini} there will not be some differences in U. S.-Brltlsh relations. Wlml these differences are go- Ing lo be, how they will develop and how they must be handled to prevent unnecessary frictions will be major sources of Interest Ifl U. S. conduct of foreign affair! during the next few months. May Seek Talks Authorities here think It quits pas.slblp that Eden will seek early talks with top American officials. He might find such an occasion when Secretary of State Dulles to Europe for a North Atlantic Treaty meeting In Mtvy. He could come here to confer with President Elsenhower, though official* said there la no present plan for such u meeting, Eden and Churchill have been closely Identified for so many years lhat there Is a tendency to consider them Identical In motives and reactions. Thnt Is not true, according to men who hiw« worked wltfc both of thorn. As Prime Minister and foreign minister, Churchill nnd Eden wer« accustomed to disagree on many Issues. Sometimes U. S. diplomats have to check and rechecfc both men. to learn what was the true British position on some issue. ToltRhftr Line In general Churchill, the old political pro, ha« taken a much tougher line on many problems than Eden, the practiced diplomat, was willing to do. One well-known difference was Churchill's desire for a long time for a big power meeting at what he called "the summit"—involving heads of state. Elsenhower was cool to the notion. So were Dulles and Eden. On the specific question of relations with the United States, dlplonlts believe .Eden will be Just See BRITAIN on I'aRO 11 tonight and Thursday. Cooler tonight. Continued cool Thursday. HiKh this afternoon In the rnid to hish 40S. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy south this afternoon and tonight with scattered showers or thunderstorms likely southeast; partly cloudy north this afternoon clear- Ing toniRht; ft little colder tonight; fair north and partly cloudy .south Thursday; warmer northwest; low tonight 30s northwest to 40s southeast; high Thursday Kcnerally in Mnxlmum ycdtvrdi\y--B'j Minimum thl> tnornln« - 55. •Sunrlfin tomorrfjw— -S :.10. Unnnct toclny-fi 25. Menu tcmpcmturc-'fi7.i. l*r<'"ipjuition luat 21 houjn to 7 p.m. — l.Ofl, I'rftclpitfttlon Jan. 1 to flatc—15,5i. Thli Date Vfur Mnxlmum yftstcrday—fl'{. Mlnlmnrn fhln mornlnn --fil. r'rcclpiutlon Juniiary t 10 dale — H. O. John*on and Mrs. Mary HHt. (I«.M. Joe B. Joynt-r was inducted new member of the club. Guests Rlli flarlisrt of West Morn- Low tonight in the upper j P hi \ «»? Curtis L, Chastcen of I BJylnevMlc. Air Base Land Up for Rent- Far Alfalfa Blythevlllr: Air Force Bn.w officials arf? now ready to discuss planting of alfalfa on base land with Interested persons, Ofipt. Hcr- btri Rhode. Ninth Air Force liaison officer, said yesterday. A tn'MlriK will be culled lo worn out details at a later date, ho said. Persons Interested In the program may contfict Capt. Rhode at 3-6141. The Air Force (Ines not «nti(:i|Wte alfalfa, he laid. ) tills year other than Ex-Resident Dies Suddenly Heart Anack Fatal To Ray Whittington T'fiKt. Ray WhiUiURton. sUUon- nl ul nlyllieville Army Air Field tlurjiiR World War II, tiled of a heart attack suffered yesterday on n Vii'Klnla golf conrfte. He was stationed at Langiey Field, Va. Sergeant Whlttlnglon, alter lieinj disdinrgi'd, Miiulo Ills, home In Blytheville after the war. He went Irark to the Service In W50. Shortly thereafter, he U'OK assigned to Bermuda, and \vhile thera a daunhtiT, Viekie. was born to him and Mrs. Whitlington. Both survive. He was returned to the United States late last lall when he and his family visited in Blythevllle. Other survivors include,a brother, Prank Whittlngton of Memphis. Paper Claims Proof Of Carney Statement 'PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Bulletin reported today the existence of a stenographic transcript which (|uolcd Adm. Robert B. Carney, chief of naval operations, as telling a group of newsmen two weeks ago that Communist China would attack the Nationalist-held islands of Quemoy and Malsu by mid-April. Carney, IcKtllying yesterday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, denied bavins mnde fluch MEitejnenbi at an Informal dinner held by newsmen two weeks earlier. Now stories published after that dinner hrouht a comment from President Elsenhower that the probability of n mid-April attack was Information thnt he did not have. The President deplored "war Inlk." Verbatim Record The story in the Bulletin today, signed by Robnrt Roth, Washington correspondent of the newspaper, said Carney "probably did not know "that there was In existence a verbatim record ol what Uiij admiral actually said at a 'background dinner' given by a group of Washington correspondents two weeks ago." "The record shows that Carney forecast the Red Chinese assault not once but. /our or five tlmej and that he evaluated this as an Inevitable development," the Bulletin reported. The newspaper 1 * story said "the stenographic report was not, of course, ftn official one or necessarily free from error, but it was taken by «n experienced shorthand reporter and IW language Is supported by both the recollection »nd the longhand not«i tt aUMra who

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