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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 30 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. MONDAY APRIL, 26, 1954 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT8 On Asia Begin Fate of Indochina, Korea Hang in Balance at Meeting By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — The top diplomats of 19 nations met here today with Asia's future in the balance. Prince Narathip Pongprahan Wan Waithyakon of Thailand called the assembly to order in the somber council chamber of the United Nations headquarters, formerly the League of Nations buildings, Palace of Nations. Final peace in Korea and an end to the bloodshed in Indochina were the momentous issues before the conference, but grave and bitter differences were still to be settled in preliminary debate. Prince Narathip's selection as chairman for the first day, with Vyacheslav M. Molotiv of the Soviet Union and Britain's Anthony Eden to follow on successive days, ended one of the disagreements. But the explosive issue of Communist China's place in the proceedings was bypassed for later settlement or by the course of the conference. The Thai prince, his country's delegate to the United Nations for several years, was delayed in calling the historic meeting to order. France's Foreign Minister Georges Bidault- was late in arriving and photographers were allowed in the chamber to record the opening. Dulles Early Arrival Not since the depressing days of 1939 has such, a high-level diplomatic meeting been held in the building. Many of the between- tbe-wars hopes for peace in Europe lay slumbering there. - The prince, who told reporters, "just call me Prince Wan" after being chosen chairman of today's meeting, was among the first to arrive. North Korea's Foreign Minister Nam II was next and Pyun Yung Tai of South Korea followed. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was the first of the Big Four ministers to arrive. Molotov walked into the chamber, where the council of the old League of Nations condemned his nation Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at his side. Molotov's face was expressionless. Eden laughed with his compan- oion. Lord Reading, undersecretary of state in the British Foreign Office. Eden had been in the chamber many times during the days of the league. The first session lasted less than half an hour and the delegates Adjourned. Good Start Eden, emerging, said: "All the procedure is agreed. We meet tomorrow to start. Now that is very good. So you can all smile and be happy." Dulles, asked if he was satisfied with the opening, replied: "Yes, it got off to a good start." The South Korean delegation was tht first to emerge from the conference. Its members said the Strong 'Quake Shakes Central California status of Red China was not brought up. Prince Wan said the conference had done nothing beyond ratifying the Big Four decision on, the chairmanship question. He said there was no discussion of voting procedure or of the status of any participating nation. This was a reference to the fight over the role of Red China. Most Western foreign ministers were pessimistic and most of them —U. S. Secretary of State Dulles included—were said to be doubtful that any real progress could be made toward settlements either for divided Korea or embattled Indochina. McCarthy Lay Off Monmouth Massive Red Bombardment Strikes Fort Dien Bien Phu Reefs Under Fire; Assault Expected By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina (AP) — NEAR MISHAP AT CAMPOREE _ Lester Dunham, member of | Dien Bien^ Phil reeled under Blytheville Scout Troop 22. receives artificial respiration from j^Olent \ letminh bombard: Floyd White, Gosnell Scoutmaster, 'after the youngster apparently .j J^" 1 today but the French .-cramped while swimming in a ditch at Big Lake Saturday. Dunham I* ./, rebels StUI held off was speedily whisked from the water by several Scouts, led by a j Uieir long-expected third mass Manila contingent. Mr. White, together with Arkansas-Missouri Power ! assault to engulf the battered Co., Safety Director D. E. Wimberly, gave him artificial respiration only briefly. (Courier News Photo) -u * r 4. Scouts, Leaders Lldrento(jet.. . ' Hold Camporee Missco Polio Shots Tomorrow Approximately 1,000 Mississippi County second-graders will begin lining up in various places tomorrow morning to receive the first in a series of Salk polio vaccine inoculations. Only one school will not be eligible to participate in the tests. Dell, which last week reported a polio case, has been excluded from the tests, it was announced today. Here's the announcement made by the headquarters unit located here: "It is the policy of the National Foundation that if a child was reported positive polio within 14 days previous to the vaccination, that school would be excluded from the trials. "Therefore, Dell white and colored schools have been excluded from the trials." Mississippi County parents looked on the vaccine with slightly more favor than did those in the other five test counties in Arkansas, Elbert Johnson, couniy chairman for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis tests, said today. Mr. Johnson said that of second-graders approximately 1,900 1,000 Test of New Polio Vaccine Starts Today are signed up to take the vaccine at the request of their parents.' Average in other parts of the state has been about 50 per cent. Here is the schedule as it is set up for the Blytheville clinic (at Mississippi County Health Unit): Negro Schools 9 a.m. — Elm Street, Robinson, Number Nine. 10 a.m. — Promised Land, Clear Lake, Gosnell, Lost Cane, Amorel, Burdette. White Schools 11 a.m.—Burdete. Lone Oak, Yarbo, Number Nine, Promised Land. 12 noon—Clear Lake, Huffman, Tomato, Arrnorel, Gosnell, Lost Cane. I p.m.—Central, Sudbury, Lange, Catholic School. Osceola 9 a. m. — Osceola Elementary, White. 10 a. m. — Keiser, White. II a. m. — West Ridge, Etowah, Hatcher. Bondsville. 12 Noon — Osceola colored, Luxora Colored, Victoria colored. 1 p.m. — Grider colored, Carson Lake colored, Keiser colored. 2 p. m. — Luxora, white, Victoria white. MANILA — Room 1, High School; See POLIO on Page 5 WATSONVILLE. Calif. !.?) — Central California's strongest earthquake in nearly two years jolted a 150-mile stretch along the West coast yesterday, frightening minor damage, to buildings and temporarily blocking a highway east of here. A panicked crowd of some 500 rushed for the doorways of a dog show at the fairgrounds five^ miles north of here, bruising an unidentified 16-year-old girl. She was the only injury reported. The shocks, recorded by the University of California seismograph for 20 minutes starting at 1:33:47.5 p.m., PDT, were felt throughout the San Francisco Bay area, 90 miles to the north. The UC seismograph at Berkeley registered an intensity of 5.2 on the 10-point Richter Scale, compared to more than 7 for the 1952 Kern County quake in which five' died and 8V 4 for the disastrous 1306 San Francisco quake. Dr. Perry Byerly, university seismologist, said the shocks centered about 75 miles south of Berkeley. Reports indicated the towns of Hollister, Gilroy and Watsonville got the worst 'shaking. The first inoculations today are in areas of Alabama, Colorado, Virginia, Nevada, Uta and Wasington. Mrs. Arkansas Wins 2nd Place ORMOND BEACH, Fla. kansas' entry in the "Mrs. America" contest didn't go away empty handed, but Mrs. Dorothea Smith of Plummerville (Conway County) had to settle for second place. The top prize of $15,000 in cash and prizes went to Mrs. Wanda Jennings. 28, of St, Louis. Mrs. Smith, a 26-year-old petite mother of three children, previously had won a trophy in the 'contest for best meal planning. Jenkins Appeal Rifustd WASHINGTON (*) — The U. S. Supreme Court toda]' refused to grant a hearing to condemned Arkan&a* slayer Indian Bill Jenkins. WASHINGTON UR — The test of the new polio vaccine in selected areas across the nation gets under way today. Final sanction of the tests was given late yesterday by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis after an advisory committee of polio experts had recommended the go-ahead following a two-day appraisal, primarily for the standpoint of safety. • The U. S. Public Health Service also approved tne decision, which stipulated certain conditions for 'use of the vaccine first developed by Dr. Jonas E. Salk of the University of Pittsburgh. The foundation's action released stocks of vaccine which already had been delivered to 20 of the 45 states scheduled to participate. Vaccine for the other states is expected to be delivered in a fairly short time. Officials estimated that approximately 500,000 children in some 170 communities of the 45 states eventually will receive the vaccine, with 400,000 others receiving inoculations with an inert substance. The first inoculations today are in areas of Alabama, Colorado, Virginia, ton. Nevada, Utah and Washing- Nearly 150 Attend North Missco District Event at Big Lake northwest Indochina fortress. The tightly packed French Union defenders, driven into a cluster of fortifications less than a mile and a quarter across, were in an "extremely serious but not desperate" position, the French re| ported last, night. Today they said | the situation was "unchanged." Informants in radio contact with the isolated, encircled plain said the morale of the garrison troops was "sky high" as they 'braced themselves for the bloody hand- to-hand fighting they hoped desperately would hold back another all-out enemy attempt to sway the Nearly 150 Boy Scouts and their; Geneva conference on Asian prob- leaders returned yesterday from a i lems. two-day North Mississippi County j The rebels leveled their heaviest District camporee at Big Lake j mortar and artillery fire on the where eight troops, comoeted for i northwestern corner of the shrunk- honors in camping and Scoutcraft, en rji en Bien Phu redoubt. This activities. : was an attempt to rip bigger holes MilUgan Ridge's Troop 56 came m the crurnb j m g defenses in the out on top, getting the sole blue norlnwestt opening a floodgate for ~"""*"""""' ' ; the masses of vietrninh infantry(See additional picture on Page 5.): men Xvaiting to sweep down from : the surrounding hills. ~~~ . ~" .. , ,"" j 600 Yards Away ribbon for excellence awarded during the camporee. And Milligan Ridge's Scoutmaster, i Raymond Powers, was named the adult Scouter who did. the most to make the camporee a success. Manila's Troop 32 and Gosneli's ",V"^I,'^' XT^^'^t _ „„„ ,. , r ,. , . i aiiackers had not Troop 223 tied for first place in field events—fire building, tent pitching, signalling and compass "reading 1 . They also won red .ribbons for standard performance during the camporee. Leachville's Troop 42 and Delfore's Troop 52 were other red ribbon winners. • Troops 36, 31 and 22, all of Blytheville, received yellow ribbons for participation. Camporee activities were under the direction of Ed Rice, district camping chairman; Jim Gardner, district chairman: and Bill Clare, Scout field executive. 3-Day Dog Inoculation Clinic to Be Held Here . A three-day rabies Inoculation clinic will be held at Three different locations in Blytheville beginning Wednesday, Bill Hrabovsky, chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce- sponsored program, jsaid today. The clinic and -follow-up enforcement of the city ordinance pertaining to • licensing of dogs has been assured of support of city officials and Blytheville veterinarians. Though no dog catcher had been employed today. Mayor E. R. Jackson said the city is in the market for one and expects to hire someone within the next few days. The inoculation clinics will be conducted Wednesday, Thursday | do and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. by Dr. David M. Miles and Dr. N. G. Jerome. Sites of the clinics are as follows: Wednesday—Fire Station No. 2 on West Main: Thursday—Jaycee Clubroom behind Safeway Store on No. Second Street; Friday—Lake Street Methodist Church, South Lake Street at Railroad. In order to give dog owners op- portunity to fulfill all legal requirements for dogs in one trip. City Clerk W. I. (Bill) Malin said today a booth would be Set up at each of the clinics so that dog ::ce::.-e£ can be purchased at the time of inoculation. Licenses cost SI. Veterinarians Miles and Jerome have agreed to reduce their regular fee for giving shots to SI.50 at the clinics. The city ordinance regulating js nere provides that all dogs must be licensed each year and that dogs must have been inoculated for rabies before licen.v can be bought. The French command said the .!rebels maintained their "pressure" on the fortress' new defense line in that sector, established about 300 feet due south of the rebel trenches. But the French said the :n able to infiltrate the defenders' lines last night and were still 600 yards from Brig. Gen Christian de Castries' command headquarters. A Vietminh broadcast heard in Hanoi crowed that the opposing forces would be "face to face very soon" in a death struggle. The threat appeared to back up belief the rebels' Communist leaders were preparing to throw everything into one more attempt to wipe out Dien Bien Phu. This would give the Reds a resounding propaganda victory to back up their claims at Geneva, where an attempt may be made to negotiate an Indochina settlement. * French planes nosed through mist and rain to parachute more ammunition, food and medical supplies to the shrunken target area at Dien Bien Phu. The fortress, under siege for 158 days, has been supplied entirely by air. The French now hold only one third of the area they controlled when See INDOCHINA >n Pagre 5 TRAFFIC VICTIM'S TRUCK — Mrs. A. S. Sees was killed and her two daughters, Shirley and Wilma, all of Etowah. were seriously injured when their truck (shown above) was struck by another truck driven by Glennis Hill of near Manila Saturday afternoon on Highway 77 about three and a half mile south of Manila. The Hill truck struck a bridge railing and t plowed into the rear of the Sees truck which was parked on a shoulder. Hill has been released on a $1.000 bond after being charged with involuntary manslaughter. (Courier News Photo) Woman Killed, 2 Girls Hurt in Truck Crash MANILA — A 39-year-old Etowah woman was killed and her two young daughters seriously injured when they were struck by their parked truck which was hit from behind by another truck knocking it into them Saturday afternoon-on Highway 77 about three and a half miles south of here. Pianist Well Received by CMA Audience Mrs. A. S. Sees was dead on arrival at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Wilma Jean Sees. 9, in Baptist Hospital in Memphis was reported still in serious condition while Shirley Sees, 13, in Ratton's Clinic in Manila, was reported to have taicen a turn for the worse, according to hospital officials. Wilmn is suffering from a skull fracture nnd Shirley from a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. Mr. Sees was released from Ratton's Clinic Saturday night after receiving treatment for a sprained back and lacerations. Glennis Hill, 23, of near Manila, driver of the pick-up truck which struck the Sees' vehicle, received lacerations and bruises while Billy James of near Manila, riding with Hill, received multiple lacerations of the neck and head. Hill was released on a $1,000 bond after being charged with involuntary manslaughter. A preliminary hearing- is scheduled next Saturday morning in Municipal Court in Blytheville. " The accident occured about ft p. m. when the Sees' truck had a. flat while they were returning, to Etowah after visiting in Manila i nnd Mr. Sees parked on the should| er of the road, Hit Bridge First Traveling at a high rate of speed, the Hill truck struck the railing of a bridge and traveled 100 feet down the road and plowed into the rear of the Sees vehicle, State Policeman Gene Mabery said. The Sees jumper 1 behind their truck to get out of the way of the oncoming vehicle. Their truck was knocked into them and traveled 60 feet down the roadway before it Wanted Army To Handle Red Probe Statement Made Under Cross-Examination; Fear of Senator Denied WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the Army Stevens agreed today he once suggested that Sen. McCarthy lay off his probe for Communists at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., and let the Army handle it. He denied, however, that he was "afraid" of the Wisconsin senator. Stevens made the statements under hammering cross-examination by Special Counsel Ray Jenkins at the third day of hearings into the row between the Wisconsin senator nnd high Army officials. A little earlier, the ordinarily quiet .spoken secretary testified that McCarthy's "publicity tactics" at Ft. Monmouth had caused "a great deal of misinformation and excitement." But Stevens conceded McCarthy did "speed up" some suspensions. Jenkins demanded to know whether Stevens had not gone to New York City last November to "make peace with Sen. McCarthy" after telling newsmen in Washington thnt there was no "current espionage" at Ft. Monmouth. "No, sir," Stevens said, laugh- and has lived 16 /ears in Arkansas i ing. where Mr. Sees was engaged in) farming. She is also survived by a son. Billy Sees; her mother, Mrs. Lilly Medlin. both ol" Etowah; five brothers, Raymond, Glenn and Cecil Medlin. nil of Etowah, Cleo Medlin of Scott Hill, Tenn., and K. D. Medlin of the Army; and three sisters, Mrs, Jewel Kennedy of Hunting ton. Tenn.. Mrs. Edna Duck of Scott Hill. Tenn.. and Louise Duck of Jackson, Tenn. Industry Bids To Be Asked Tomorrow Chamber of Commerce tomorrow will advertise for bids on a building to house a metal processing and fabricating concern. The Chamber's campaign for $150.000 stood nt just $118.880 today despite at $1,000 shot in the arm from an unsolicited source. Bidders have from now until 10 a. m. on May 10 to submit their bids. Bids will be opened at that time. The unsolicited donation came from employes of Hays Store who went down the line 10u per cent in investing in the building. This brings unsolicited employ- es' contributions to $2,005 — a total which Chamber officials have found surprising. Denies Seeking Peace Jenkins recalled that Stevens had testified that two McCarthy aides had told him the' senator was displeased with Stevens news conference statement. When then, asked Jenkins, "did you go traipsing off to New 'York to make peace with this man if you were not afraid of him?" Stevens said he did not go to New York—this was last November — because he was afraid of McCarthy, but because it was "in line with my policy of cooperating with Congress." He denied the trip was to get McCarthy to call off his probe. * Jenkins asked him If the secretary had not discussed turning the investigation over to the Army. "Certainly," replied Stevens. "I said I didn't like the constant hammering of the Army in the headlines. That's what I objected to." What he told McCarthy. Stevens continued, was that the Army wanted to take over the Ft .Monmouth inquiry, make "progress reports," and then if it failed to do the job McCarthy's committee could step back in. "So at no time did I ever want him to cease and desist," Stevens asserted. Suspension Sought Jenkins said the situation added up to asking McCarthy to suspend his investigation "and let you carry on." "That's right," agreed Stevens. "You merely wanted to get it suspended?" "That's right." Jenkins asked if Stevens might Ste- FHing Deadline Near Deadline for filing o. candidacies in the Democratic preferential primary election to be held July 27 will be noon Wednesday. Mrs. Jerry Cohen Woman of Year Mrs. Jerry Cohen was named today as Blytheville's Woman of the Year for 1953. She was selected by a secret committee of Blythevilfe business men and women and civic leaders from nominations submitted by the public. Alpha Alpha and Alpha Delta chapters of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, sponsors of the Woman of the Year Selection, will honor Mrs. Cohen at a tea to be held from 3 to 5 p. m. May 2 at the E. B. Gee home. Mrs. Cohen is active in Girl Scout, Red Cross and church work. This spring, she will have completed five years of Girl Scout work. She is leader of a troop of teen-age Scouts and had charge of the Lone Troop Associa- ation's forget-me-not sale to aid disabled veterans. She also serveo as chairman of the Junior "Red Cross program of th« Chickasawba District which assisted the Health Unit and hospitals here and handled overseas gift boxes through all city schools and eight- schools in the county. In other Red Cross work. Mrs. Cohen served as a staff aide and wad scheduling chairman for the bloodmobile program. She also assisted with the Red Cross swimming program. In church activities, Mrs. Cohen is vice president of the Temple Israel Sisterhood, chairman of the Sunday School department and teaches a Sunday School Class. She also is president of the Annie Weinberg Chapter of B'nai B'rith here. In addition to assisting with various civic projects, Mrs. Cohen is a member of the Junior Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star . Last year she served as president of the Delphian Society. S^ an^ Mr. Cohen reside at 1500 Hearn. Mr*. Jerry Cohen By Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Fowlston The .fourth and final concert in the current season of the Blytheville Civic Music Association was presented yesterday afternoon at the high school auditorium by Robert (McDowell, pianist. He was enthusiastically received by a small but highly appreciative audience. Mr. McDowell's program, which was well within the understanding of the average listner, included many favorites of the student and concert goes such as Chopin's "Butterfly Etude" and "E major Etude" and "Polonaise in A flat," as well as "La Plus que Lente" and "L'isle joyeuse" of Debussy, and the "Mephisto Waltz" of Listz. The program opened with Beeth- i otn " ers gave me food." ovens "Sonata in E major," Opus I That merr)ory O f the constant 109. Prom the beginning, Mr. Me- nun g er j s one of the most vivid re- DoweU exhibited a powerful tech-1 co i] ec tj O ns Miss Nellie Dyer, Metho- nique that held the attention of his j ^j^ missionary, has of her two years listeners with his ability' to achieve j and ten months interment in North great contrasts and gradation of Korea. Meanwhile, word was received plowed into a ditch, Trooper Ma- from Kansas City that plans and not have w &nted that suspension specifications on the 50,000 square foot structure have been delayed. They were due in Blytheville sometime today but now probably won't arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday. This delay also caused the contract-letting date to be changed. But the delays will-'also mean the Chamber's Finance Committee will have more time in which to work toward its goal. brey said. The Hill truck continued on lor another 72 feet before it we r into the ditch. Services for Mrs. Sees will be conducted at Garden Point Methodist Church near Etowah at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow by the Rev. Charles Davis. Burial will be in the Church cemetery with Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto in charge. She was born in Sardis, Tenn., Missionary, Twice Held a POW, Recalls the Constant Hunger "We were always hungry. The only two times I had enough to eat were on my birthdays when the tone and emotion. He achieved great strength in his climaxes and his Miss Dyer also recalls the horror of the "death march" and the mis- delicate finger work gave a trans-; ry O f jiiness without medical care, lucent quality to his soft rapid pas- j During the now-famous Communist sages. j "death marches" of the Korean War Especially exemplary of his tech- j about 10 persons died or were'mur- nique was the Chopin "Etude in A dered each day because they could minor," Opus 25. No. 11, commonly called "The Winter Wind" with its heavy left hand melody, the rushing chromatic passages for the right hand, and the vigorous chords and ascending sweep up the keys at the close. Slightly off the beaten track of Beethoven, Chopin, and Listz was not keep up the pace, she said. But these memories, and many others, tell only of the more recent of Miss Dyer's two periods of imprisonment during her career as a missionary in the Far East which began in 1927. Miss. Dyer was also Interned In the Philippines by the Japanese for to run a long time. "I suppose so," conceded vens. Jenkins asked if a suspension in such a case would not be a stoppage. "No," responded Stevens, "I wouldn't think so." Stevens conceded, under questioning, that he had invited McCarthy and his committee to have meals at Stevens' expense at the Merchants' Club in New York City, during the week of Nov. 12-16 when McCarthy was holding hearings at a nearby courthouse. Jenkins, noting that McCarthy's committee then was investigating Stevens' department, asked if Steevens thought this was "within the See McCARTHT on Page 5 Weather the dissonant "Sonatine,' Opus 13,'three years and two months during No. 1, of the contemporary Russian composer. Dmitri Kabalewsky, which Mr. McDowell played in the last hall of his program. o^ionaM" during the perfor- Se* CONCERT on Page 5 the Second World War. Freed in 1945 Nellie Dyer shortly after Pearl Harbor was at- ,0^-orf "nor (o the outbreak of war she had been in Japan studying and doing missionary work. She was urged to go to the Philippines as Par East tension mounted, and she continued her work (here untU war See MISSIONARY on Page S ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Widely scattered thundershowers this afternoon. Local thunderstorms Tuesday. High today mid 80s to near 90; low to» night low to mid 60s. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Tuesday with scattered thunderstorms mostly 'west and north; little change in temperature. Maximum Saturday—87. Minimum Saturday—60. Maximum yesterday—88. 'Minimum this morning—41. Sunset today—6:41. Sunrise tomorrow—5:14. Mean temperature (midway MrtWMft high and low—75,5. Precipitation last 48 hour* M T:0» »,m. today—,12. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dtt*—1I.4I. Xhli Date LMt Ttar Maximum yesterday—78. Minimum this morning—42. Precipitation January 1 tt 4at*— 19.53.