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April 30, 1954

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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 33 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS, FRIDAY. APRIL 30, 1954 Published Daily TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! India at Talks Reported Demand Creates New Indochina Obstacle By EDDY GlLiHOEE GENEVA (AP) — An informed source said today Russia has demanded India be invited to take part in Indochina peace talks coming up here. Such a proposal is certain to throw another obstacle in the path of the Indochina talks. . •—•• 4 The source said the Soviets Senate Gets $28 Billion Defense Bill House Passes Measure By Unanimous Vote -The biggest money bill of the year — 28 billion dollars for defense — was half way through its congressional journey today with the unanimous ahd almost dispute-free endorsement of the House. What controversy there was revolved mainly around a nonfinan- cial matter: an effort to limit the President's authority with respect - to American troop movements abroad. And this was knocked o'own yestsiday on a 214-37 standing vcle. Then the congressmen sent the big measure to the Senate by roll call, 377-0. The $28,684,250,^36 provided in the annual Defense Department appropriation bill is $1.202,804,514 less than President Eisenhower asked.- It will give the military an csitmated $76,800,000.000, including carry-over funds from previous years, for the fiscal year starting next July 1. i One Exception Displaying but little interest in the .actual money allotments, the House followed the recommendations of its Appropriations Com- mittse m all bui o.oe instance. It E<»ve toe Ann:/ an e:.cra $3,512,356 to keeo in opera Lion the Murphy General Hospital at Waltliam, Mass. Most attention was devoted to a proposal by Rep. Coudert (R-NY) for a ban on use of U. S. military forces abroad without the consent of Congress, except in defense of nations bound to this country by mutual security agreements or following a formal declaration of war. Coudert said he wanted to make certain that U. S. troops aren't sent to Indochina without the approval of Congress. Since the administration has said it doesn't intend to send troops to that French area, Coudert said, it shouldn't object to the limitation. Ike Spoke Out But Eisenhower, at his news conference yesterday morning, spoke out against the amendment before the House voted, and his House source might also even ask that Indonesia and Burma be invited. French and Indian circles expressed belief, however, the Russians would not press for India's inclusion. French officials were understood to feel th eSoviet delegation will finally settle for a nine- party list also acceptable to the Western Powers. Indian informants said they felt Russia would not mate the inclusion of Indian a condition for convening of the Indochina parley. They hinted Russia might prefer to omit India so she would be eligible for some supervisory role in Indochina similar to the role India played in Korea. , The United States is understood jto be firmly opposed to including India on the grounds the conference should be held to as small a circle of interested nations as possible. India's Prime Minister Nehru recently announced to bis own Parliament in New Delhi a program for an end to the seven-year-old Indochina war, including an immediate cease-fire, a nonintervention pact by the big powers and direct negotiations between the French and the Communist - led Vietminh rebels. The report of Russia's move to bria? India to Geneva came shortly ajiier it v.-a.s revealed that V^r- Hani's chief of scale Bao Dai had agreed to sit dowu at iue coherence table here with representatives of the Vietminh. Maior Obstacle Until the reported new Russian demand, Bao Dai's previous opposition to rebel participation had been the major obstacle preventing organization of the Indochina talks after conclusion of the present debate on Korea. It was reported earlier the East and West were virtually agreed on including nine parties at the Indochina conference. These would be the United States, Russia, Britain, France, Red China, the Vietminh and. the i-arse. Fvench-roonsored Indochmece states of Viet Nam, Cambodia ?nd Laos. If the talks were to be expanded at all, the United States was reported at the most to favor only the addition of Thailand and Bur- See RUSSIA on Page 5 85 Examined At Heart Clinic 2 Senf to Little Rock For Treatment A total of 85 patients were, examined at the heart clinic sponsored at Chickasawba Hospital here yesterday by the Mississippi County Heart Association. Of these, 30 were examined by electrocardiograph, x-ray and flou- '•oscope. Two patients were sent to LIIC J^LUUOC; vui/tu, o.j.ivi A<*O A.HSU.UV* - v i «leader Rep. Ha Heck of Indiana, Little Rock for cardiac treatment. See DEFENSE on Page 5 *""~"~' """"" "* v "^ f " rt " hle ™ Tornado Strikes At Nashville Several cases of heart trouble were discovered in children who had never been examined before this clinic. In the- case of esch patient, a duplicate diagnosis record was made and sent to the Arkansas Heart Association. Within a few days, copies of the diagnosis will be sent to family NASHVILLE, Ark. (£») — A storm j physicians, advising of their condi- described as a tornado struck this tions and suggesting treatment south Arkansas town this morning, where necessary, crushing two cars, felling trees and County Health Association officials said the response to the clinic was causing "thousands of dollars in Louis Graves, editor of a weekly ing physicians were four heart spec- newspaper here, said the storm hit j ialists sent here by the state as- at 11:43 a.m. He described the storm j sociation. They were assisted by as a "small tornado." No injuries were reported mediately. far great than anticipated. Examin- volunteer workers, including members of Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Food Supplies and Lower Prices Russia Wants A ^ Department Sees Increased McCarthy Aide AdlTlltS • • * nunmg g g |^ ^ _ _J ^" _ I _ _ .» A* ••% >W I X>\ iis*v»«/Jb-i,M.*h«»i * Cropping' Photograph WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said today food supplies for late spring and early summer may be eve a more plentiful than the bountiful supplies of 1953. le is said Americans are likely to eat more chicken, eggs and dairy products than a year earlier, with output of these products high and prices lower. Supplies of meat will be somewhat below the high level of last spring because of a cutback in the pig crop last fall, the department said in a report on the national food situation. But marketings of 'later in the year, reflecting a hogs are expected to be heavier larger pig crop this spring', the r- port said. Planting: surveys w«re said to indicate that spring vegetable and melon production this year will be above last year, but that the spring crops of strawberries and peaches in the South will be off. The department said supplies or some fishery products and lard will be smaller, but plentiful supplies of alternative foods will be available. Demand for food is expected to continue strong the next few months. Retail prices for many cereal products and fats and oils other than butter probably will continue a little above those of last spring;, the report said. toos. well uce a v. e department also said: ces of potatoes. sw«et ptoa- .some n-esh vegetables, as as dairy and poultry prod- :.uv expected to be lower than pnce.s may reach a peak mid-summer and decline vlmn usual because of heavy marketing of hogs from the spring crop; For the spring and summer, retail food prices may average only slightly lower than both a year earlier and in the first three months of this year; _ Civilian demand for food so far thi.-: year has not been significantly affmed by the decline in business activity and employment which boiran la.-a summer. Dogcatcher Hired; 162 Licenses Sold A total of 162 dog licenses were sold by the city prior to the hiring of a dog catcher this morning. Wesley Hall accepted the job of city dogcatcher and will begin work Monday morning, Police Chief John Foster said this morning. A truck owned by Mr. Hall will be fitted with a steel cage, furnished by the city, in preparation for starting the job Monday. Any dog found in the city limits without a city dog tag will be picked up and placed in the city pound for a period of 48 hours after which time, if it is not claimed by its owner, it will be disposed of. Money Will Salvage Summer Recreation Program for Youth A brief, concerted drive to raise $-x,000 to salvage the YMCA's summer recreation program, will be launched in Blytheville on Monday. The Y is faced with doing away with its program of providing supervised recreation on the city's playgrounds and canceling Jlr> so- called Legion bs.32ba.il program The latter Is compoc?.d of high school age boys who compete each year with other teams of this area. Workers are to meet for a briefing session at 9 a .m. Monday in the Y rooms in City Hall, James Terry and H. A. Haines, co-chairmen of the membership drive, said today. Actual solicitations also are to get started Monday and, it is hoped, will be ended within a week. When the Community Chest fell short of its drive, the Y budget was trimmed by some $2,000. This came after a cut of some $2.000 previously ordered by the chest board of directors. One reduciion coming on top of the other meant either trying to make up the difference or doing away With the supervised playground project of the summer months. inside Today's Courier News . . . Mosley Takes Large Squad to District Meet at Jonesboro . . . Robin Hobcrts Comes Back with Vengeance . . . Sports . . . pages 8 and 9 .... . . . Farm News . . . page 10 ... . . . Army Officers Should Avoid Taking: Part in Political Issues . . . Editorials . . . page 6 ... . . . Beef, Pork Supplies Increasing; Could Mean Reduced Prices . . . The Nation's Business . .. One of a Series . . . page 3 ... To buy a city dog tag, a vaccination certificate must be obtained by the owner. . In an effort to stem the rise of rabies in this area, an innoculation clinic sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with city officials and local veterinarians is being conducted. The last vacation clinic of this series was conducted this afternoon from 1 to 4 p. m. at the Lake street Methodist Church where -the inno- culatlons w.' 1 ! be given and city tags may be piuehassd. Dr. K r . G-. Jerome and Dr. D. M. I'-lilej, Biycheville veterinarians, are working in staggered shifts at the clinics. In the last two days, the clinic has been held, 75 city tags have been sold at the clinic. The city Clerk's office reports that It has sold 87 tags, bringing the total to 162. City officials have previously estimated the number of doss in Blytheville to be around 1,500 Using these figtires, it would indicate that approximately 1,338 dogs are roaming the streets of Blytheville v/ithout having been innoculated against rabies. Chief Foster pointed out. Senators View President's < Housing Plan Testimony of FHA investigation is Studied Choir To Sing Here The Mississippi Southern Vesper Choir from Hattiesburg, Miss., will present a program of classical music at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Blytheville Senior High School auditorium. Featured on the program will be "Marriage by Lantern Light.," a one- act comic opera by Jacque Offenbach. James Culbertson of Blyihpville is a member of the 45-voice choir. Service Station Here Plans Formal Opening The newly-built Conoco .service station located at the corner of Ash and Division Streets here will hold its formal opening here tomorrow. The G. O. Poetz Oil CompanySs new station is leased to Connyj Modinger, Jr. Numerous prizes will be awarded to customers who visit the station during its grand opening tomorrow. Tornado Warning LITTLE ROCK f/P) — The U. S. Weather Bureau here issued a severe weather bulletin at 12:05 p.m. warning that severe thunderstorms with several tornadoes are expected in an area 50 miles in each side of a line extending from Tyler, Tex., to Joplin, Mo. The warning is extended to 3 p.m. this afternoon. WASHINGTON (JP\-~ Senate banking Committee members paused in their probe of government housing i scandals today to scan a mountain of testimony and figure what changes they want in President Eisenhower's housing program. A final hearing yesterday wound up the group's two-week "preliminary" probe of government-insured home rcna'r loans and miUtimillion p;o.'!i : . i 1 "'vjao'fsH" prorti-.'j m the c^i"i:.-u.t pOv-uvai- rental pioject pro- gruiii. Next step was examination of voluminous testimony taken Irom irc'^cnt and former official of the federal Housing Administration 10 locate loopholes in the Housing Act. Chairman Capehard (R—Ind) announced the committee would start on May 18 to frame Eisenhower's j housing recommendations into legislation. He predicted a housing bill would be ready for Senate debate by early June, The measure has already passed the House. Higher Margin Urged Eisenhower has recommended hat ilis £2,500 limit on home repair 10o.ns4ncured by tne l-'KA be lilted to $2,000 arri tti-t, the repayment period be extended from three to five years. But this and several other Eisenhower recommendations appeared headed for either drastic revision or a pigeonhole in the Banking Committee. Sen. Bricker (R—Ohio), a committee member, said in an interview he was "definitely opposed" to any continuation of the depression-spawned home repair pro gram, now running at an annual rate of about one billion dollars. Sen. Bush (R—Conni, also on the committee, has indicated he feels the same way. Capehart said he might agree to continue the present loan level but only if lenders are made partly responsible for loan defaults. He said also the law should be changed to drastically restrict the loans to "legitimate" home repair work, and not swimming pools and tennis courts as witnesses testified some loans were used. Capehart disclosed yesterday that a bank in Pittsburgh. Colonial Trust, had made loans under the program in Michigan, Florida, South Carolina and other states with no apparent way of checking on the credit standing of borrowers. NO REACTION APPARENT — Special subcommittee counsel Ray Jenkins, right, doesn't seem to be getting any visible reaction from special arrny counsel Joseph Welch as he speaks, with gestures, to the calm New Englander during a recess In McCarthy- Army hearings in Washington, D. C. (AP AVirepholo) * # * # * * Scientist Charges Unfair Treatment WASHINGTON (AP)—Ernest C. Pollard of Y?.le University last, night, accused the Army command at Ft. Monmouth. N. J., of failing to provide fair trcalmeat for employes of undesirable associations. Pollard, a nuclear physicist who is vice chairman of the Federation of American Scientists, said Mnj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton, the Army Signal Crops commander at Ft. Monmouth, "knew what was going on" — kne\v that the accused scientists cooperated in the congressional investigation of suspected subversive activity at the radar laboi-auo.y lh"..:-f. ]No Support Yet, Poilavd said, the commander expressed no support for the scientists, had nothing to say about "unfair headlines" he said were printed about laboratory workers. Ft. Monmouth was the scene of a controversial probe started by Sen. McCarthy's Senate investigations subcommittee last year. The Monmouth case, including: the name of Lawton, has figured repeatedly in the Senate inquiry into the row between McCarthy and his aides and top Army officials. Pollard, chairman of the scientists' committee which last- week issued a 66-page report criticizing the conduct of the Ft. Monmouth investigation, said the people who use .scientists' services "iiaould guarantee us lo^aii;;." No Loyalty "Mutual loyalty is vital to a laboratory," he said. "We sow no sign of loyalty operating from above, at Ft. Monmouth. We should demand it." Pollard spoke at a forum on . scientific responsibility and national sff'urity, sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists. Lima Beans and People Cost Canning Firm Here Half-Million Blytheville Canning Co. last year paid out a half-million dollars for lima beans and people — two of the highest-priced factors of the local operation here. The figures were told Blytheville Rotarians yesterday by Raleigh Sylvester, associated with the firm here since 1928. James Juliana •*» Ordered Stevens, Schine Print W ASHINGTON (AP) — James Juliana, an investigator for the McCarthy committee, testified today he ordered the printing of a controversial "cropped" photograph showing Secretary of the Army Stevens and* Pvt. G. David Schine alone. He acknowledged the print was from a more extensive picture showing- nlso Air Force Col. Jack T. Bradley. Juliana said he had ordered enlargements of both the picture of Stevens and Schine alone, and a picture showing the two with Brad- v. Juliana said he delivered the photograph showing' Schine and Stevens alone to the Senate committee investigating the McCarthy- Army row, because he thought that was what the committee wanted. His Decision Prodded by Chairman Mundt (R-SD) as to whose "specific decision" it was to bring to the investigators the picture showing only Stevens and Schine, Juliana reolted: "Tripi. v/^.s my decision."' .I'jlianu :-;nid he iosu-ncted Don 3urme, assistant counsel for the McCarthy committee, to prepare enlargements. Juliana was called to the witness chair alter Son. McCarthy JUad spoken up. at the hearings on his row with Army officials and declared that Juliana had altered the picture. In other developments: 1. Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch demanded that McCarthy be called to the witness chair as soon as Secretary Stevens finishes his testimony. Mundt told Welch the committee would determine the order of the proceedings. ?. GsovRe Anactos and Mrs. France.; Minis, staif employes of ^McCarthy, both swore they knew nothing about the "cropping" of the photograph. There was some conflict, -however, between their accounts of how the photograph was handled at the staff offices. Accuracy Upheld 3. Schine, in brief testimony, said that after refreshing his memory overnight he thought he had given an accurate account yesterday of his part in the photo episode. That part was chiefly to furnish the original picture. Schine was excused from the witness chair but is to come back later See MCCARTHY on Page 5 Britain Lifts Restrictions LONDON (/P)—Britain announced today she would lift all restrictions on the sale of rubber to the Soviet Union and its European satellites A quarter million was paid out to i farmers in area for lima beans, he isaid, and later noted that the pay* I roll approximated this figure. Other vegetables bought in this , irea includes spinach ($57.000), as! naragus (.$31,000; and hominy corn 1 ($35,000;. , In a year, he stated, the com- rmiy turns out 800.000 cases, or 800 carloads, of canned goods. "The company (Bush Brothers and Co.l is turning back profits of the Blytheville plant into new equipment and plant expansion," he stated. He traced the development of t,hej i company, which was founded here j j in 1928 "through the help of local 'citizens who subscribed $10.000 of the original stock. "George Greb, a highly-successful canner from the north, was brought in and launched the firm on a sound basis. "E. R. Lancashire was the owner from 1941 until 1944 when the Bush Brothers took it over." Tomatoes and beans were leading commodities in the early years of the plant;, our, tne popular lima ha.., been forging to the fore in recent years. Turning his attention to the canning industry in general, Mr. Sylvester said tanners see no serious threat arising from, the frozen foods See CANNING on Page 5 Weather ARKANSAS — Locally heavy thunderstorms tonight and mostly in west this afternoon; showers ond Lhundershowers Saturday: cooler. MISSOURI —Thunderstorms east and south with occasional rain northwest this afternoon; thunderstorms locally heavy; considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday with showers, or thunderstorms southeast and east central. Maximum yesterday—-80. Minimum this morning—64. Sunset wday—6:44. Sunrise tomorrow—5:10. Me.an temperature (midway between iiinh and low—72. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 a.m. today—none. Precipitation .(an. 1 to date—17.11. This J»ar.e Last Year Maximum yesterday—64. Minimum this morning—53. Precipitation January 1 to date— 21.83. 6th-Graders on Annual Trip- Becoming nearly as much a part of the curriculum of Central Cchool a» geography is the annual spring trip of th* sixth-graders, who departed this morning for Memphis. Sixth-grade teacher Lillian Frank originated the trip which includes a two-way train trip and the youngsters, who left about 4 o'clock this morning, won't get in until midnight tonight. Their schedule includes a ride on a special bus from the train station to breakfast at a downtown cafeteria. From breakfast thty C will go for a tour at WMCT and then to the Commercial Appeal. At noon, they catch a bus to the Overton Park Zoo, eat lunch, visit the Pink Palace and go on a guided tour of Cossitt Library. Total cost per child: $8.03, including spending money. Children worked to earn money and made deposits in a class banking system. Mrs. Frank briefed the group on check-writing be- fore they obtained funds from student tellers ytstcMay and jmrcha* Sme7 Bunch! e Mrs™.Te^c Taylor. Mrs. John Arenda *nd Mr. Besharse. (Courier News Photo)

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