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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOUPtANT NEWSPAPK* Of NORTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND BOOTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XL.VI—NO. T . BlytherUta D«Uy BlythevlU* Courier ilta Herald Mississippi Valley BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 81, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* GOP Senators Lash At Truman Charge OF Aiding Kremlin 7 By Jick Bell WASHINGTON, March 31. (ff^Three Republicans struck .back angrily today at President Truman's assertion that their attacks are sabotaging American foreign policy and aiding the Kremlin. Mr. Truman told * Key West, F!a..+ news conference yesterday that he was fed up with criticism of the State Department by Senators McCarthy (R-Wls). Bridges <R-NH> and Wherry (R-Neb). He added, tor direct quotation; "Tlie greatest asset that the Kremlin has Is the partisan attempt In the Senate to sabotage the bipartisan foreign policy of Ihe United States." Ha I tin; Avcraee Is Zero McCarthy said he would be glad to plead guilty to sabotaging the administration's Par Eastern policies; adding that "they couldn't be any worse—our batting average is zero." "If someone can disrupt the plans for turning the rest of the east over to Russia, It would be a good thing," he told reporters. "I wish somebody had sabotaged that policy earlier." .^Bridges bristled that the only he Is trying to do Is "to ige some of the subversives : security risks so that they will 'be.thrown out of !:ey posks In the government." Whtrrj Challenjtes Truman Wherry, the GOP floor leader who has criticized Secretary of State Acheson, challenged the President to open the FBI and other loyalty files to a senate foreign relations subcommittee investigating McCarthy's charges that Communists have Influenced Slate Department foreign policies. . "The best way to show who are the agents of the Kremlin Is lo open these files to the duly constituted Senate committee and let the people decide who Is harboring subversives and moral, perverts In high places In government," Wherry told reporters. :'• "President Truman Is mighty bold -i In accusing others. After he has put the loyalty files under lock and key. . t he cries Thief." Mr. Truman tempered his crack- Ing criticism of the three Republicans by praising another, three for cooperating on foreign policy. ' }He said Scmtors Vandenberg of L.H.AulrytoRun For State Senate Representative Files As Candidate for Post Held by Lee Bearden Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdelle yesterday filed with Secretary of State c: o. Hall in Little Rock his corrupt practices pledge as a candidate for. slate senator from Mississippi County. He will seek the 30111 senatorial district post now held by Sen. J. Lee Bcarden of Leachville, who has not yet announced as a candidate for re-election. Mr. Autry has been supermt en- dent of Burdetle schools for the past 22 years. He also has served on the Legislative Council, which studies and recommends legislation to the General Assembly. Heads F»ir Association A former president 'of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, Mr. Autry is now president of the Mississippi County Fair Association 'anc Ihe Arkansas Pair Managers Association. He served in the Navy in World War I and studied at the University of Arknasas. Mr. Autry's announcement is the second made to date concerning candidacies of Mississippi County's delegation to the state legislature All are up for re-election this year Albert A, Banks of Wliltton h: announced as a candidate for rep resentative. seeking the post ..hell by Leslie N, Speck of Osceola,-,wb has said he will not run again thi year. .', Other mem&er.s-of the Mississip pi County delegation to the stat legislature who have "not indicate* the ir stolen tioiis .to d a le _ are.. Re ore Republlcan*as ambassador, at*large Mr. Tnimih's announcement,that he Is consulting Vandenberg, Sal,- tonslall and Stimson r about appointment of an »mbassador at 1-irge re \ I vetJ^ reports that the place imy be offered to former GOP Senator John Foste'r Dulles, of New York Dulles HaV Been Out Dulles who served as adviser to four secretaries of stilt, his not been active In this field since his defeat by Senator Lehman (D-Llb- NYV last fall in ft special Senate election. Lehman earlier in the week urged Republicans to adjourn politics In the field of foreign policy —Courier News Phuto U. S. JAYCEE PRESIDENT VISITS HERE—Clifford D. Cooper of Alhambra, Calif., president ol the United states Junior Chamber of Commerce, (center) is shown here shortly after tils arrival In Blythevllle late this morning. He was guest of honor at a luncheon this tioon at the Jaycee clubhouse. With Mr. cooiwr are W. R, Nicholson of Osccola, (right) president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Ro- 'and Bishop, president of the Blylheville Jaycces. Also at the luncheon wns Reeves Ritchie of Pine Blulf national Jaycee director and candidate for state pies ident. Mr. Ritchie also is president of the Pine Bluff Jaycees and has served as state Jaycee vice president. . - Economy Move Threatens Proposed Increas Defense Boost Drive Hits Snag WASHINGTON. March 31. (/!>)—A move to hike next year's national defense spending ran headlong into a House economy drive today. Rep. Taber of New York, top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said he will resist the plans of armed services committee members to try to add around 3600,000,000 to the defense appropriation for the 1951 fiscal year, which starts July 1. Rojcrs to Insisl And Rep. Dwight L. Rogers (D- Fla) tolti newsmen he will Insist that House members "stand up and, be counted" on any moves to in-* crease appropriations carried In a $29,000,000.000 omnibus money measure. Hie Defense department has S13.EU1.127.000 in cash and contract authority in the omnib'us bill. That Isn't enpughi In the opinion xlMTtotUawLiYiaiW <D-Ga) of the Vinson Is heading a drive to 1n-+ crease funds allotted by Ihe appro-! prialions committee to the army, the navy and the air force. He disclosed his plans after Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower had expressed concern over whether some defense items were getting enough money, ,'I'aber Sees Reduction But Taber told newsmen he has studied the omnibus bill and believes most of the allotments In it, Including those for national defense, can be reduced. • •- /'They arc always saying you can'L cut anything without ruining it," he commented. "They told us that last year on the Marshall Finn bill, yet It develops that there will be $150,-; 000,000 left'over." : ; . The J)ig appropriation bill probably will keep the House busy all next UGC^, j,biit there;arfi : no plans for a final tcst_ uiitjl : after the Easier recess, starting next 'Friday. Porter Named to Head Rotary Soybeans N °v Open High Low Close 26Hs 264 2SSii 263% 256S 258',4 254W 258',i 204!i 205K 203V1 204K New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: i T & T fplmef Tobacco ...... •'Anaconda' Copper Beth Steel [[[ Ch ryslcr ].. Gen Electric Gen Motors ,....']'] Montgomery Ward N Y Central ...'.'. Int. Harvester National Disinters Republic Steel .'.. '.'.'. Hadio 187- 154 3-8 70 1-4 28 1-8 33 1-8 64 5-8 46 3-8 76 1-2 54 5-8 14 1-4 26 1-4 26 1-8 Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N j Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel ..", Scars . Southern Pacific"!'." IT 29 1-8 69 1-B 63 1-8 58 1-B 311 3-4 41 1-2 51 7-8 Weather Arkansas fnrrrasl:_Mostlv cloudy and warmer thh afternoon'and tonight. Saturday cloudy and mild. Missouri forecast: Partly do,,, dy, wtnrty nnrt •farmer this a f_ 'ternoon except mostly cloudy with scattered showers cast and south portion; partly cloudy tonight and Saturday K ith showers southeast MILD portion ending by tonight: low night 50 south; high Saturday 60's south. Minimum this m'orning-31. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today_6-20 Sunrise tomorrow—5:17. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m loday—none. Total since Jan. 1—2.1.SO. Mean temperature (midway be twceu high and lowl—48. Normal mean for March—513. This Date T.Mt Yrar Minimum this morning—S3. .Maximum yesterday—74. . Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dal -31.25, ., Members of Blilhc\illcs iwtary club yesterday umnimously. named R. .'A. 1 porter president of the group to succeed Noble Gill. Other officers named yesterday Include Keith J. Bilbfey, vice president, and U S Branson, secretary- treasurer. Named to the board of directors were Elton Kirby, E. B. Thomas and -E. D. Ferguson. Mr. Porter also was selected as the club's delegate to the national Rotary convention which will be held in Detroit in June. The president-elect and other officers will be Installed July 1. Guests at yesterday's meeting included Hays Sullivan of Durdcttc, John Lane and Gilbert Smyllie. N. O. Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Open High Low 1:30 3178 3178 3174 3176 31DO 3192 3184 319: 3C6R 3060 305T 3059 3049 3049 3040 3040 U.S. Destroyer Prowls Pacific In Search for Mystery Sub EUREKA. Calif.. March 31. (/!")—The navy destroyer Colahan prnwlcrt the Pacific today, hunting a mystery submarine sighted fire miles oil northern California. Planes also were searching. The navy, aflcr listening with* ; some skepticism lo several recent s | g htcd the periscope of a submarlm rcporls of unidentified submarines in this area, look a more serious view this time—a navy pilot made the report. The only United States submarine known to be in -west coast waters was southbound from San Francisco lo San Dlcgo. Stihs S«n Previously The strange submarine was seen in the same vicinity where Al Chls- holm reported Feb. 21 he saw » submarine he said resembled a German model known to be used by the Russians. Chisholm had flown previously for the British Royal Air Force, tbe navy said then "Chls- holm's report cannot be discounted." CMsnoIm. now a private pilot, was flying offshore when he sighted the vessel. Any foreign submarine has the rieht to operate outside the three- mile limit. 'Navj Has Tralllriir If one were discovered Inside the threc-mllr! limit. It could Joe challenged, under International law. If the submarine dived, "we should have the right lo follow it." a navy spokesman said The Colahan, speeding more than 200 miles north from her^ San Fran- cisco'Bay base, undertook the firsi such surface search for a^BUb since war's end. V The pilot of a navy patrol plane reported WcdDMcUp Uleraoon be 40 miles at sea off Cape Mcndo cino, 30 miles south of here. 80 Expected At Annual T dinner Meet Approximately 80 are expected to ttend the annual dinner meeting or the Blylhcvtlle "Y", which is to conducted at 7 p.m. tonight at he First Baptist Church. James Terry, "f" president, will lUtline plans of activities for the ollowing year, and review the past •ear's "Y" program tonight. Mo- ions, resolutions and membership nggestions from the members also ire on the meeting's agenda. Caleb Watson, Jonesboro business men and civic leader, is to discuss he "Community Responsibility to Youth" as the principal address of the evening. . Alvin Huffman, Jr., will be mas- r of ceremonies and Dr. Alfred Vise, rabbi of Temple Israel, will ive the Invocation. During dinner music is to be provided by the high school trio, Mary Jo Eaton, Mary Margaret Auten and Vivian Taylor. They will be accompanied by Mrs. :. M. Smart. Following Mr. Watson's address, A. S. Harrison, chairman' of the membership •committee, will make a report on the membership for this year, and the Hcv. Roy I. Baglcy, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will give the benediction. Committees for the meeting Included: progrmn and arrangements, (lie Rev. E. C. Brown, chairman, J. VV. Adams, Frank Nelson, Mr. Harrison, Ross Stevens, James 0. Guard and Walter Rosenthal. Mrs. Charles Ray Newcomb and Ihe Junior Trl-HI-Y. * group sponsored by the "Y", arc in charge of serving the meal. Criminal Court Ends at Osceola Tile spring criminal session of 111 Osceola District of Mlsslsslpp County Circuit Court was adjourr ed in Osceola yesterday afternoo following the sentencing of nin defendants. ^"'' > Two defendants changed the pleas from innocent to guilty, on case was dismissed, one was con Unueii and-another defendant wi sent to the SUile Hospital for mental examination In 'action yev lei-day. Judge' Charles W. ' L-lgl of Paragould prondunce.d' the .sen .tences..'"'' ;- •. ' • • •--- ._ ' ; .'. Paul imler, Thomas Parham an. Ralph Aldridge, held for the burglary of the Portis Mercantile Company at West nidge, received three- year sentences. The scntenc'cs were suspended, however, -for Paraham and imlcr. Aldridge and Imlcr changed their pleas yesterday. : : K:iM5ey, Gels Year Jesse Rawsey, one of four men held for burglary of Grain Bro- .£. Missouri : aces Loss by Farm Bill Veto CAPE OIRARDEAU, Mo., darch 31. (AP)— President Trunan's decision on whether to veto he farm price supports bill affecting colon "will be the difference between a profitable year or a year of ruin" in Southeast Missouri. Ronnie Orecnwcll, executive vice president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association, made this statement yesterday, He was commenting on rumors the President has decided to veto the measure, which would Increase cotton acreage allotments in this area. A veto, Grceiiwcll declared, would mean "virtual disaster to east Missouri, particularly the many cotton farmers of South- smaller operators." , The association official snld ho believes Mr. Truman Ls unaware of circumstances that would be created by a veto. ''Tlie fanners have counted on Hie bill for extra acreage," he said. "The spring planting season Is at hand and farmers now are un- ceiinln," Acheson Disclaims McCarthy Charges On Far East Policy WASHINGTON, March 31. (/P)-^Sccrclary of State Acheson declarer! oday that Owen Lattimorc Is not the architect of U. S. Far Eastern JOltcy. He said he did not think In fact thai he had ever met Lattlmore. Acheson commented at Yen Here Gets Foster Spirit— Lays Egg with Picture on tfie Shell A Rhode Island Red owned by B. H. Ford o( niytheville almost laid an Easier egg for him. Mr. Ford yesterday whlblted a large egg which bore markings on the shell that resembled a green sailboat moving over a sea of green, water. The egg, two and one-half Inches long, is "normal" size for those laid by his flock, Mr. Ford said. He raises the Rhode Island Reds at his home, 502 Lumcrate. 1IONOKKI)—B. G. West, Biy- thcviile cotton man, has been named by Tracy 'I'. Jones, Little Rock, president of the Arkansas Cotton Trade Association, as that •organization's delegate to the International Universal Cotton Standards Conference. The conference Is to be held In Washington, D.C., on May 1 and will mark the first session of the group since before the war. US. Eyes New Foreign Economic Program WASHINGTON, March 31. (/I 1 )—The Truman administration wa reported today to be well started on a plan for developing a new forc'lgi economic: program for Ihe United States. thers whiskey store at Wilson, was sentenced to one year In the state penitentiary. The other three, o'- Neal K inmaii, Irwlii Wages and Hubert •. Wages/ all of Marie, were sentenced earlier. Franklin Kyle. Negro held for the slaying of another Negro, was- ordered scut to the State Hospital for 30 days for menial observation. Trial tor Walter Taylor, Negro also accused of killing another Negro, was continued uhtlllhe next terrn of court. Charges against Robert Chandler, Negro charged with the fain! stabbing of another Negro, were dismissed. The court termed the kill- Ing justifiable homicide. : Youth* Sentenced ^ Two youths were sentenced to one year each In the reform school They 'were Bobby McFnll, charged with car theft, and Lawrence Jam erson. Others sentenced were Jimmy Rogers, burglary and grand larceny two years; Robert Splght, burglary and grand larceny, five years and Roosevcl* Balltnger. Negro grand larceny, five years with sentence suspended. Jury Commissioners named t< select prospective jurors for thi fall term were Allan Segravcs o Osceola, Albert Banks of Wliltu and R. C. Van Wey of Osccola. Pleas Entered by 12 Facing Trials in Circuit Court Here In line with Secretary of Stnle+- Acheson's call for the use of "total- dlplomaiy'Vln the Cold War with Hus.slri, officials said that a. major 'objective : gf c the program will be' to 'increase -substantially ; American nnorl.v of -Western European and Iher foreign goods. The first step In carrying out, the 'Ian which was proposed to him y the State. Department .was taken y the President yesterday In a ews conference at Key West. Pla., fc hnnmihccd that Gordon dray, cccntly ' resigned secretary of the nny, had been designated as his pecial assistant to work on a bl- tartlsan program to reduce the dol- ar gap between exports and lin- lorls. Flies (o Kurnpe A few hours later, Aclieson an- lounced here that lie was sending Herbert Feis, a s economist and ncmber of the State Department' lollcy planning staff, U> Western Europe "to study Independently the situation there and its bearing on American foreign |x>llcy." Pels' fact-finding survey apparently will be used by the planning staff in working out Stale Department plans. These will cover (lie new steps which the United States may take to deal with the European situation when the present assistance under the Marshall Plan ends in 1052. This, according to the ['resident's announcement, Is also to be the main concern of Cira. during the time that he works as a spccia assistant lo Mr. Tniman. Ills service actually will spread over period of a few months only for next September he will bccorni president of the university of Nortl Carolina. State Department I'ropostil Gray's appointment fills a pos itlon proposed In the Slate Depart mcnl organization plan which wa submitted lo the White House scv cral weeks ago. The plan also callci or' two .other pieces of governtven laphlnery. •,. The first of these Is a coordinating committee rna'de up >of repre- entallvcK of State, Treasury, Agrl- ulture and'Other departments ;and .gcncic.i with h -direct concern In uturc foreign-.economic measures. The second Is a group of ;about :0 .representatives of business,. In- lustry, labor, and other private ntcrests In t.h I s country. This roup, working with the govern- ncnt agencies, .would make a non- larttsan study .of the nature of for- tgn economic problems which are coming up and of the resources of he United States lo deal with those jroblcms. news onfcrencc on. Senator McCarthy's resh barrage of "Soviet agent" larges against Lattlmore, a John* lopklns University professor. McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican, lasted nl Lattimore in a Senate licech yesterday. Ho charged that attlmore has been Ihe real dlrcc- or of American policy In the Far East. ' . LitUlmore Not Employe Acheson said Lattlmore never had jeen employed by the State Depart- ent. Among other things, McCarthy old the. Senate that he can pro- luce R witness who will swear that jattiniore was a member of the Jomrnunist Party. He also said he had various affidavits to back up his charges. McCarthy's office said today the senator has been In U>uch with the •'HI and that the agency now has all the- documents. A' spokesman for McCarthy .said ;he Senator had entered the Be- :hcsda Naval Hospital for treatment of a sinus condition. McCarthy told the Senate that one of his documents proves that inltlinore Is a Soviet agent who received Instructions In .Moscow aj far back as 1930. Complete Record Given Acheson's comments on McCarthy's speech began when a reporter asked him whether Iiattlmore. nn expert on Asia, had been connected, with or had excrcis:d Influence OR the State Department, Leafing through » notebook, Acheson - said he had a > memorandum saying- exactly what Lattlmore'i cohnectlons had been. He declared that the following is the complet* record: t • • 1. On October 15; 1945, Lattlmoro was appointed an economic advisor to tlie United States < reparations mission lo Japan and continued In that assignment to Feb.,12," 1946. lit was paid out of tlie.JState.Depart- ment's jlntcr^alloria'l conferences ' (urid biitlie 'waiTriot>rcspoi4lbie to the. S^ate- Department.-^ (This' WM the so-ral]od f Pawley Mission, headed by Edwin Pawley. California oil man. It operated imder the Whit* House.) '(..-, - v 2. On June; 5, 1040, Lattlmore delivered a lecture to the foreign service Institute on a program for fledgling diplomats which Is called "meet the public." Lattlmore appeared along with 28 other, persons, He wan not employed by the Slate Department and not compensated for his appearance. Joined In Discussion New York Cotton Open Rlgh Low 1:30 May 3212 3215 3210 3215 July , 3210 3222 3216 3222 O:t. , 3070 3OTD 3MO 3068 Dec. .' ...... 3061 3061 3048 3048 Mar. 3002 3062 3049 3048 3. On Oct. 6-7-8, ID49, Lattlmore and 27 other pepple participated at Ihe State Department: In a discussion on U.S. foreign policy In China. A record was kept'of this many-sided discussion and was read In the State Department. Acheson said there have been some reports that Latttmore's present assignment In central Asia was for the Stale Department but he declared that is not true—It Is a 'united Nations assignment. .The mission was to Afghanistan. Only Seven Communities Meet Red Cross Campaign Quotas 13. G. West, fund campaign chairman for the Chickasawba District Chapter of the American fled Cross, said today that only seven small communities have reached quotas set up for them In the current solicitation. + Mr. West said tht chairmen in outlying districts were being nskcd to make partial reports, and that It was hoped that Ilnnl reports could he compiled by April 10. He added, however, that solicitation would continue If quoins were not met. He said that contributions now totaled Circuit Judge Charles W, Light of Paragould, yesterday look picas of 12 defendants at their arraignment prior to the opening of the spring term of chlckasawba District of Mississippi County Circuit Court here Monday. Of the 12 arraigned yesterday, four entered pleas of guilty and eight entered pieos of not guilty. Three of the four entering guilty pleas were given five-year suspended sentences by Judge Light. They were Paul Immler, Bill Parham and Ralph Aldridge, who were charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with the theft of a safe containing approximately 4200 from the Russell Gill Billiard Parlor at Little River last January. T« Serve E»rlirr Sentences Immler, Param and Aldridge arc awaiting transfer to the Tucker Prison Farm to begin serving 'sentences Imposed on them In Foln sett County .Circuit Court recently on similar charges. Judge Light took the pleas of guilty from Joe Berry and William Thompson, who are charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with the same robbery nnd will lix their penalties during the Blythevllle lerm of court. The other defendant entering » plea of guilty was Walter Lee Manley, Negro, who Li charged with burglary. He entered the Two-StaUs Produce Company Mar. 10. T,\fhl Claim Innocence Entering pleas of not guilty were Frank Johnson, Negro, charged with assault with Intent to kill; James Lee Gee, grand larceny; Jimmy Berry, obtaining personal property under false pretense; Kent Rice, robbery and grand larceny; Arthur Jackson, Negro, grand I»r- ceny; and Willie Washington, Ne- Bro, grand, larceny. Conrter News Fhoto P«i;r\IMINAKIKS TO BIG LAKK BRIDGE—S. J. Cohen Construction Company of Blythevllle is beginning Initial phases of Us work In oulldlng a new ondge and icvec-to-lcvce highway at Big Lake. Consistent high w»t« iStagea at, the lake hav« Impeded, progress. Pictured above U pile-driving ctiuipment. $8.380.02. or little more than half of the $15,000 quota. Near Quota in City In connection with the campaign in Blythcville, where O. E. Kmidsen and R. A. Porter are co-chnirmcn, he said that 47,043.07 of a 59,000 quota had been reached, and much of the solicitation was incomplete. J..L. Gunn and L. G. Nash, cochairmen for contributions collections in the outlying districts, said that many communities had made no report. Both Mr. Gunn and Mr. Nash said lhat In communities where the quotas had been met, the collections were made by numerous contacts, since there were no business Interests located in the small communities to help meet the quota. Some Exceed Quotas Communities listed as having exceeded the quotas follow: Yarbro, Mrs. Ernest Haynes, chairman, $73.50 over a $200 quota; Pawned), Glen' Mctheny, chairman, $61 for a $60 quota; Blackwatcr, L. V. Waddell, chairman, $105.60 for a $100 quota; Flat Lake, Mrs. C. M. Abbott, chairman. $62 for a $60 quota; Gosncll, George Hamilton, chairman, $120 quota met; 'Box Elder, C. E. Buck, chairman, $133.45 for $125 quota; and Promised Land. R. L. Gaines, $200.50 for a $185 quota. AH communities except Promised Land .had been previously reported as haying met quotas. Contributions not previously reported Include $17.25 from Ward- Two tn Blythcville, Mrs. W. D. Cpbb, chairman; $2 for the section between Railroad and Second Street; nnd J15 as n partial report from Ihe Tomato Community, where Sam TUlman Is chairman.

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