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BLYTHEVILLE ^COURIER VOL. XLV—NO. 308 Wherry Assails Dean Acheson as Head of'State' Secretary May Become Political Football; Criticism Is Harsh By Jack Btl| .WASHINGTON, March 21. (AP)—An attack by Senator Wherry (R-Ncb) spearheaded today an apparent Republican drive to make a political campaign issue of Secretary of State Acheson and his policies. In the face of Republican suggestions that Acheson resign, President Truman made it clear yesterday lie is sticking by his secretarj of state and approves the cabinet member's conduct and policies Acheson Losing Peace Wherry, long-time critic of Acheson, said In a speech prepared for a founders' day celebration in Lincoln, Neb.,' Acheson is "undermining our national economy and losing the peace." "Secretary of State Dean Acheson I*, the most powerful man in the government today," Wherry deJar- A "The voice is the voice of Pres- iaent Truman, but the hand is the hand of Dean Aclieson. "Apparently he has become so powerful, as the idol of left-wing, appease-Russia' agitators that President Truman is fearful, should he fire Acheson, he will lose the support of this radical, socialistic pressure group in the coming elections and in 1952."- Gubitchev Act Denounced Two other Republicans, Heps Byrnes of Wi^onsin and Wcrdel of California, assailed Acheson yesterday in House speeches for his role in allowing Valentin Giibitcliev. convicted Russian spy, to leave this country. Senator McCarthy (R-Wis), who has accused the State Department of harboring Communists, has sug gested that President ..Truman get rid of Acheson. * ' ^ However, an Influential Republi can who asked not to be quoted by name, said the GOP will be just as well satisfied if the secretary of state remains on the job. : "He will te our best issue in this year's campaign," this Republican told a reporter. _.-. BlytherilU Dally New Blythevflle Courier Blyth«vUl« Henld Mississippi Valley Supplemental Crops Program Stresses Soybean Production THE DOMIMAMT I«W8FAF« OF KOKHgABT AMEAMU* AHD •OQTHEAOT BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS . Hfherry, the party's Senate lloor leader, said that Acheson an'd Alger Hiss, convicted ' former state Department official, "have been joint architects of many schemes that hj*ve run our foreign relations into the ditch until today even little rpuntries like Bulgaria and Hungary trample upon our rights.' Republicans have Jumped on Acheson for saying he would hot turn his back on Hiss arid some Democrats, Including Senate Majority Leader Lucas, of Illinois, have said they won't defend Acheson's statement. Wherry suggested that President .Truman may be getting ready to recognize the Communist regime In China. He added that there is evidence that "Russian appeascrs . are still running through the State Department." Negro Fined $50 Following Wreck John James Ballentine, Negro of Chicago, was fined $50 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on * charge of reckless driving. was arrested late yesterday the car in which he nnd four other Chicago Negroes were riding left Highway 61 and overturned several times on the northern outskirts of Blythcville. None of the five was injured. According to city Officers Herman Lane nnd Bert Ross, who investigated the accident, the Negroes were riding j n a 1940 model I? drive » by Ballentine. The car had passed a log truck also traveling north, oiliccr Lane said but Ballentine evidently lost control. The car hit the cast shoul- aer of the road, struck a car parked on shoulder and turned over. rollcd approximately 120 and camc Weother Showers in ens j portion this ar _ tcrnoon. Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warmer. Missouri f orc . c»st: p srtl y cloudy south this afternoon and tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy and a little WARMER south; high M^Zy^S^r--,:- Sunset today—6-12 I""?* 6 . <? mor <-<>w-6:02. ..'.:. Total since Jan. 1—2350 (, representing farming interests in every section of North „ _„ unccd approved plans fora supplemental crops proKram em- soybeans, ojrn^pastures, and seed production. program, em + Based on the fact that 53 per :ent of the county's quarter million acres of cropland will be put to non- cottou production because of acreage controls, the committee, headed by J. N. Smothermon, set up a seven-point soybean program, and objectives for three other crops. The program is to be publicized by the Joint Farm Bureau Extension Service committee, and Is to be a part of the county's printed agricultural program. lick of storage f»ri!lties, the need for higher grade beam through rlranrr combining, and the need for reduction of loss because of combining Inefficiency were set out as the three problems n"w facing the soybean producers. In this connection the committee recommended that— (1) Farmers be encouraged to arrange for either commercial or farm storage for one half the anticipated production of the soybean crop. Committee members explained that only one out of each II bushels produced here In 1949 was stored, more storage ' facilities would have and price history has shown that been profitable, when beans are stored the producer can take advantage of peak prices rather than selling at the peak of harvest when the supply is great and prices lowered. Grade-Basis Buying tfrjje* (2) Processors, elevator operators and other buyers work out a practical way to purchase all beans on a grade basis. The copimittee based this recommendation on reports that southern.beans (which gained market value durlng'tlie war when any type of beans were saleable) were being boycotted by foreign markets. The opinion of the North Mississippi County farmers was that cleaner beans are necessary to hold' the foreign market and that reduction of dirt and trash content in beans will result in higher returns for Mississippi County Farmers and build a reputation as a county producing a great volume and high quality beans. _;.' Urges Combine Stndy ;> (3) Schools should be conducted for .- the study of —Courier News Photo 'TIS SPRING—Ricky Chambers lost little time'in taking advantage of. the first daylight hours of spring this morning. He broke out his jigate^ which had been gathering dust in the closet since last summer, goc~y.ij.liUS. spring training of his own. Ricky Is, the, five-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Paul Chambers, 1309 Willow. ' ; Committee Okays $29 Billion Federal Spending Measure menis. (4) The Soy testTspo'iisbred'bj her of CommtrLe ______ „ ___ See CROPS on"r>ge 12 McCarthy Hints of Top Red Agent; Quidl Anti-Communist Law Urged Investigators Given Name By Senator By Marvin L. Arowsmlth WASHINGTON, March 21. («V-' Senator McCarthy said today he has handed Senate investigators "the name of the man—connected with the State Department—whom I consider the top Russian espionage agent-hi this country." The Wisconsin Republican made the statement to new. \en. Reports circulated meanwhile that the State Department is urging President Truman to open FBI and all other government loyalty files to the Senate committee looking into McCarthy's charges there are communists In the department. Distributing Firm Here Appoints Sales Manager S. N. Lewers and H. A. Trumble, co-owners and operators of Mid- South Distributing Company here, today announced the appointment of j. Snow ns personnel and sales manager. The company, which was formed here in 1946 with five employes, now has a sales staff of six and employes five other persons. The Boss of Hiss "top Russian agent" described by McCarthy as Algcr Hiss' one-time boss "in the espionage ring in the department." Hiss, former Stale Department official, has been convicted on a charge that he lied in denying he handed secret U.S. documents to a courier for Russia. McCarthy's statement was prompted, by another one made at a news conference late yesterday by Senator Tydings (D-Md(. Tydings -. Is chariman of the Senate frbelgn U. S. Chamber Official Seeks Expose of Reds WASHINGTON, March 21. (fit— An official of the U.S. Chamber of commerce today urged quick approval of proposed legislation 'to "expose Communist organizations." The official, Dr. Emerson P. Schmidt, director of economic research for the chamber, was called to testify before the House Un* '-la activities committee Sthe Southeast wholesaling , drug sundries, notions, candies and school supplies. Accessory Trial Ready for Jury The trial of Lcroy Robinson, Negro charged as accessory after the fact in the Dec. 9 slaying of Mrs. Joe McDaniels near Llixora, was scheduled to go to n jury early this afternoon in the Osceoia District or Mississippi County Circuit <*<m*.-*- J Court. A dozen witnesses were heard this morning and Robinson also took the stand. He is accused of withholding information in connection with the shooting, committed by a Negro killed later in a burglary attempt. Robinson has pleaded innocent. Margaret Dent, Negro, is scheduled to face trial this afternoon on a similar charge. Officers say she accompanied the slayer. Minus Wilson, to Mississippi after the kill- National President of Jaycees To Visit Blytheville March 31 Cliff Cooper of Alhambra, Calif., president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be guest of honor at a luncheon to be given at noon March 31 at the Jaycee clubhouse by the Blytheville club. Mr. Cooper is scheduled to arrive - — In Memphis early March 31 on his mcr; low tonight 28-33 current tour of clubs throughout wnTnocA... )n lne w . s the COU)ltry I!c w m bg met | n Mem~ "" phis by W. R. Nicholson of Osceoln, president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce^ who will accompany him to Blytheville. From Blytheville, Mr. Cooper will leave for R lour of Arkansas Jnycee clubs. Announcement of Mr. Coop- be- er'.s visit was made last night at a Normal aean 'for'T^u SiA > rector"/ "' '"" ^^ B °" nl °' **' \oniinatmjr Committee Named In other action last night, the board approved appointment by Jaycee President Rolnnd Bishop of a nominating committee that will submit a slate of candidates for the annual election of officers April 17. Mr. Bishop appointed Jack Owens, Sanford Shelton, Jimmle Edwards, Sanford Boone and Billy Jo Gcan to the committee nnd named Mi. Owens chairman. The committee will be submitted to the membership for approval at a meeting March 27 and the list of candidates will be submitted by the committee at the April 10 meeting. A special meeting will be held April 17 so the new officers can be elected In lime to attend the slate Jaycee convention In El Dorado April 81-23. anti-Communist bills. Militant Minority Dang. Although no nation under free election has ever voted a Communist Party to power, Schmidt said in his prepared testimony, "militant small minorities can readily pave the way for a coup d'etat." Schmidt suggested that the committee make the proposed legislation apply also to "Fascists, Nazis or any other agents of any foreign powers engaged in activities closely similar" to those outlined In th bills. Bills Are Different One sponsored by Rep. Nixon <R- Calif) provides, among other things, a ten-year prison term and a $10,000 fine to conspire to set up a Communist dictatorship in this country. The other, by chairman Wood (D-Ga), makes it unlawful for federal employes and persons employed under national defense contracts, to be members of the Communist Parly or any other organization branded as subversive. Hearings to End Soon Wood said hearings probably wll be concluded In about three days The Nixon bill would require Communist and Communist-front organizations to register with the Department of Justice and to furnish a list of members. It also would require that all mall and radi broadcasts of such organizations labeled as Red propaganda. be Presbyterian Women To Conduct Child Clinic The women of the Presbyterian Church will be in charge of the Wei Child Conference to be conducted tomorrow afternoon at the Firsl Christian Church. Children under the age of .„ months will be examined at the clinic.- The clinic tomorrow will be for white children. The one, two week, ago, was for Negro children. The conferences, sponsored by the Blytheville Council of Church Women are conducted twice each month. Defense Costs to Clailtl^eoge Allotment Cuts Size Half; Cuts Average 5% Of Cotton Picking Contest Site By wnfcm F. Arbo,^ intrant* in 1950 Jaycee Event fo Pick Only Arkansas Takes Waterways Cut Omnibus Proposal Grants $19,150,000 For State Building WASHINGTON, March 21. <rt')- Appropriations totaling $la,150 000 Tor waterways construction in Ark- insas were recommended today by -he House Appropriations Cominit- :ee. 'Hie proposed outlays were confined in the huge one-package ipproprintion bill reported to the House today. Tiie bill included a total of 5300,945,000 for construction of flood control and rivers and harbors pro- ecls throughout the country a :ut of $197,537,000 or nearly 25 per By William F. .WASHINGTON, March 21. (AP)"—A $29,045,030,164 »on'n ., mg Government spending bill—representing a ?200 outlay for every man, woman and child in the nation —was approved^ today by the House Appropriations Committee. Grim reminder of the cost of war, more than half of its total is composed of items for national defense, Including charges growing out of World War II. The bill carries $13,011,127,300 for the Defense Department. $5.001,782,795 for the Veterans' Administration and $947,970,000 for the Atomic Energy Commission. No Deep Cuts Made There were no deep cuts in any major programs, the average reduction under President Truman's requests being five per cent. But there is a move In the House to send the bill buck to the committee for a further •1,000,600,000 cut or more. Slated for House debate next week, the bill wraps Into a single measure for 1 the first lime In modern history the appropriations of moie than 40 federal agencies. Not Included are foreign aid and military assistance funds and so-called permanent and Indefinite appropriations, aggregating $11,592,151,- Thc bill's total is $1,507,900504 less than the President requested :eiit, from' President mdget recommendations Trunmn's Cuts Are Heavy Rep. Norrell (D-Ark) a member of the appropriations committee that the flood control and river and harbors cuts "are deeper than those made for the other departments." , But he said he believes that the Arkansas projects won't suffer from cuts made. Flood control — Blnkely Moun:ain Reservoir $2,500,000 , ($3,500, WO;) Bull Shoals Reservoir $14000.000 ($18,000,000;) Narrows Reservoir $1,500,000 ($1,750,000;) Norfork Reservoir $150,000 ($170,000;) Red, River levees and bank stabilization below Dcnison Dam $500,000 ($700,000;) west of Morrllton nothing ($600,000.) Rivers nnd Harbors — Arkansas rivers and tributaries $500,000 ($850.000;) fund to be used for bank stabilization from Little Rock toHhe mouth of the river. Denison Reservoir Fund In addition the committee recommended $380,000 for the Dcnison Reservoir Just across the Arkansas line in Oklahoma and Texas. The budget recommendation was $1,100,000 for the DcnLson project. Arkansas also will benefit from the $65,000,000 which the committee recommended for the lower Mississippi flood control project. This project Includes the lower portions or the Arkansas. White and St Francis Rivers. Norrell said that in trimming the $850.000 budget recommendation for work on the Arkansas River the subcommittee eliminated $50,000 the army engineers estimated was needed to complete the Morrilton cutoff and $100.000 for stabilization work below Dardanelle and reduced the funds for bank stabilization work below Little Rock by $200,000- Norrcll Policy Similar Norrell said that the subcommittee In general followed n polic — that in the Interests of economy, construction funds be reduced and work would be spread out over a longer period of time. and, if approved by Congress, would result In nn estimated federal deficit of $4,153,682,312 for the 195t fiscal year, starting next July 1. The appropriations provided are for that year. • Appropriations Belnw. Request In actual cash, the bill appropriates $27,266,403,604, which Is $1385,377,504 less than the President requested and $832,014,180 less than was provided for cainparable activities this year. In addition 111 provides authority government agencies to enter " lontracW totaling $1 778 626 This mm is $182 W 000 le«s tl an the President sought and il 817,408,128 less 1 than was provided this year. Future appropriations normally nre nccmdcy to finance these authorizations ' The appropriations committee pointed out that the cash cuts would mean a reduction of JS79.48D.b60 In planned government spending in the fiscal year 1951. The difference between the actual cut in appropriations and the estimated cut In spending Is due to the fact that 'disbursements of many types of appropriations frequently are delayed beyond the end of the fiscal year, nnd some spending during a year comes from funds carried over from a previous year. Truman's Budget Kstimate President Truman's budget estimates of expenditures In fiscal ye'ar 1951 were $42,438,757,400. The committee said Its cuts will hold the planned spending to $41,459,258,348. Republicans In the House nre organizing a drive to make further cuts when the bill Is ready for nmendmcnt. They 'say they want to reduce the government's planned spending to a figure within $1,000000,000 of the $37,305,586,034 In anticipated revenues next yenr. The committee recommended budget cuts for almost every ngcncy financed by the bill. Among the rare exceptions was the Pedcrni Bureau of Investigation, which was allowed funds for 325 new agents and for n $4.000-a-year raise for J. Edgar Hoover, who now receives $16000. ' The Defense Department was cut $203,332,700 in cash. It asked for t n , , " |..v..juj v*.uj,u.».<,, <uu 111 ciisij. it asked for hT^r.^S^;:"::^ W'™-™> «*.««. m£ present year It received $13,055,5(12.498 iii cash and $2,630,301,000 In Sec SPENDING on I'age 12 Jaycee Event fo Pick Only One Row Instead of Two; Plot to Be 20 Acres Because of 1950 cotton acreage allotments for Mississippi County entrants In this year's National Cotton Picking Contest here will have only one row to pick instead of the usual two, It was learned last night Sanford Shelton, general chairman of tile 1950 contest, last night told tho Board of Directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce that because of current crop controls, only one-third of the usual contest site acreage will l« available this yenr. The Jayc«es sponsor the annual event The contests have been staged for the past eight years on a 60-acre plot Immediately enst of Walker Park. However, crop controls this year will permit the planting of cotton on only 28 acres of this tract. Allotments for 1950 allow 47 per cent of the cultivated land In the county to be planted to cotton. 20 Acres Available Jack Robinson, BlylheviUe planter and glnncr who owns this tract tins made 20 of the 28 acres available for the 1950 contest, Mr Shelton said. Tp permit approximately the same number of entrants to compete on the reduced acreage, the Jnycee board nnd Mr. Shelton agreed to assign only one row to a picker Instead of the usual two. This will provide rows for 200 entrants on the basis of an average of 10 quarter-mile rows per acre. , The number of entrants In past contests has ranged from 125 to 275. ':;*.' .;. Present Site "B«t- The bonrd recommended that the contest be staged on the same Bit* despite the cut in acreage because of the nearness of Walker Park grandstand, where the contest programs are held each year. It also was pointed out that relatively few entrants pick much cotton in their second rows In the two-hour contest. Other details involved In tills change, such as possible modification of the contest's duration, will be announced later, Mr. Shelton cald. Date for this year's contest, which will be the llth held here, has not been set. Missco Farm Bureau Exceeds Member Goal The Mississippi County Farm'Bureau has exceeded. Its quota of 4,000 members for ' 1950, but enrollment of members Is continuing as membership workers in both North and South Mississippi County ar« endeavoring to enlist every : farm family into the organization. rj",~ -2S& »??• ^= ^"'aKcn TO ADDRESS KIWANIANS — Paul Flowers, (above) book editor and feature columnist of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, will be guest speaker at the Klwanls Club's annual "Ladles Night" Friday night. Mr. Flowers has been editing the book page of the Commercial Appeal's Sunday feature section for the past eight years and Is widely known as a columnist, throughout the Mid-South area. He Is a graduate of Ohio state University and holds n master's degree from there. He Is a native of Louisiana. The Klwanls Club's "Ladles Night" Is an annual affair for the entertainment of Klwanians, their wives and guests. It will be held In the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble. 'Hie annual event will be opened .., Mr. Flowers will deliver the principal address. Musical entertainment will follow the dinne British Seek Return of 'Cat' to Halt Crime By Donald Schwlin! LONDON, March 21. <rt>>— A wave of brutal crimes has brought growing demands for the return of legal flogging with the dread "cat ~ - nine tails." Britons of all classes—even some of the old-time professional thugs and burglars—arc getting more and more Incensed at the sickening violence of Britain's postwar "kid gangs." Worse still, to the average Briton, Is the fact that more and more criminals are carrying guns— and this in a land where ordinary policemen traditionally are not armed. Glass, Pipes, and Razors Spurred by public Indignation, by headline protests In the nation's press and pressure from law bodies throughout the land, the House of Lords today diseases the growing use by jittery youngsters of the gun, the broken bottle, the lead IS pipe and the straight ra7x>r. Heading the list of suggested measures for curbing this Is the poslbllily of making legal once again the use of the lash—mere mention ol which makes 'the most hardened British criminal wince. The House of Commons Is slated to discuss it later on. Cat Abolished Recently Britain abolished the use of the "cat" in prisons two years ago, when the government revised Its lawbooks on criminal procedure But so vicious have become some of the dark-street muggings and robberies in recent times that lough old magistrates are demanding the right to Impose Hogging as well as Jail terms. Lord Chief Justice Goddard, sentencing two teen-aged boys last February for nearly killing an elderly lady with A lead pipe because they were Just looking for somebody to slug, declared: Violence 1» Shocking "The amount of violence thai Is going on Is shocking, r believe It Is largely due to tht fact that men know they can no longer be whipped for It." Police authorities blame the new violence In crime on the pasty-Faced kid with the gun who gets Jittery when he pulls a Job. Generally he's a product of the war—either having gotten the thrill of wartime commando raids In his blood, or having been neglected In adolescence by his parents who were overwork- Ing In the war effort. His manlacle antics In * country where «veu crime ba» * certain code of ethics Is creating a strange twist by causing Britain's tough underworld to turn soft. Sleuthing Is Easj Detectives are finding it increasingly easy to pick up tips from old experts in the business of robbery who find this new trend repugnant to their professional pride. The magistrates association, England's powerful Judge's organization that stood out In front in the fight lo outlaw the birch rod and the "cat," has decided In April to rccoatfder its position. Members of parliament arc put- ling pressure on Home Secretary Chutcr Ede to Increase the police force. flojslnir Disapproved One man, however, who doesn't think much of flogging a s the solution is the Rev. Stephen Hopkln- son, whose parish Is In the tough Battersea District of London. He's teaching his women parisli- oners to protect themselves against armed thugs, by practicing the bronc-brea!;lng ar t O i j, ]( io. Says the embattled preacher: "We want Just a few broken arms and shattered skulls— far more effective than bringing back the 'cat,." Reports of enlistments to dat« Indicate that a total of 4,137 actual memberhlps have ._been .. treceiTed, pth ers h ave been pledged and ntlU other contacts are to be madt', . In North Mississippi County, a total of 2,232 memberships hive be«ri obtained, and voluntary -quota of 2,500 is sought before enlistments are completed. . ' 1,913 in South Missco In South Mississippi County, a total of 1,913 has been enlisted and a maximum goal of 2,280 set up for Hint group. However, the stntc quota : set-iip gave Mississippi County a goal of 4,000, which has been oversubscribed! Communities to oversubscribe tiuotas (shown In parentheses) follow: Manila, 374 (350); Blytheville, 728 (700); Number Nine, 75 (75); Clear Lake, 83 (75); Yarbro, 77 (75); and Armorel, 140 (140). Goals Met in S. Mlswo In South Mississippi County those meeting or exceeding quotas are Victoria, 70 (goal of 65); Carson Lake, 48 (45); Coleman Lateral, 51 (50); Crews Lateral, 50 (50); Driver, 107 (100); Frenchman's Bayou, 115 (115); 'Grtdcr, 126; (125); Joiner 153 (150); Kciser, 89 (80); Pecan Point, 75 (75); nnd Whitton, 91 (85). Wilson has enlisted 328 toward a 400 quota; West Hidgo 51 of a quota of 70; Osceola 258 (425); Luxora 114 (150); Hatcher; 32 (45); Etowah, 41 (45); Burdette, 93 (115) and Stillman 21 (50), Drive Falls Short Those falling to attain membership quotas in North Mississippi County Include: New Liberty, where 103 of 200 memberships have been reported; Half Moon, 23 of a goal of 30; Dell, 138 of a goal of ISO; Huffman, 44 of a goal of 75; Leach- vllie, 210 of a goal of 400; and Lost Cane, 131 of a goal of 200. Additional reports are expected from most of the communities not having exceeded their quotas. N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3181 3181 3164 3170 July 3209 3250 3187 3192 °ct 30G4 3C64 3047 3052 Dec 3047 3047 3028 3032 Mar 3030 3030 3030 3030 New York Cotton Open High lav 1:30 May 3220 3221 3203 3210 July 3231 3231 3211 3216 °ct 3073 3073 3055 3061 t>ec 3057 3057 3035 3043 Mar 3055 3055 3039 3039 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 152 1-4 Amer-Tobacco 73 1-4 Anaconda Copper 28 1-2 Beth Steel 34 g.g Chrysler 671-8 Coca Cola 161 Oen Electric 47 Oen Motors IQ 7-5 Montgomery Word 56 1-2 N Y Central 13 Int Harvester 26 5-8 National Distillers 23 £-4 Republic Steel 26 5-8 Radio 14 5-g Socony Vacuum 17 Studebaker 297-8 Standard of N J 691-8 Texas Corp 63 a-» U S Steel 32 Sear* . t ..s WJ ,^,. w . ww ..> : ' 43 l-»

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