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TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 28, 1954 BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE McCarthy Feud, Censure Made Top News Headlines of Year By PAUL R. M1CKELSOK Associated Press General News Editor The biggest news story of 1954 had all the elements of a Broadway smash hit. It had two big acts and a wonderful supporting cast. It had a record run and a record audience. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's feud with the United States Army and his condemnation by the United States Senate was the big head- Inier of the year. A real melodrama of politics with dramatic scenes off the main stage wings, it was topped near year's end with the Wisconsin senator's open break with President Eisenhower. The Supreme Court's decision that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional was ranked the second biggest story ol the year by editors in the annual Associated Press poll, but it didn't, come close to harvesting the emotions and headlines devoted to McCarthy and his battles. The Army hearings starred McCarthy and Joseph Welch, attorney for the Army, and millions saw and heard it over TV and radio. Together with the censure hearings, which brought condemnation by a 67 to 22 vote against McCarthy for abusing congressional committees, the McCarthy feuds required 61 days of official testimony. No other story, except for past wars and daily weather forecasts, ever achieved such records for sustained page one play in American newspapers. At the finish, the Republican party, like the Communist-hunting senator, had one arm In a, sling with the 1956 presidential elections not very far away. 2. The Supreme Court's decision in May was unanimous. It held states do not have the right to separate Negro and' white people in different public schools. The ruling did not end segregation at once.- but set further hearings, now hela tip due to the death of Justice Robert H. Jackson, to decide how and when to end the practice. Except for some strong state- . . . Joseph McCarthy , meats, quick agreements in sotm southern legislatures and sporadic disturbances when the fall school term opened, there was surprising though uneasy calm over the troubled areas of the South and border states. The coming year, when implementation of the decision may be worked out, may tell one of the great stories of the century. 3. On March 1, an almost unbelievable thing happened. Four fanatics seated in the House of Representatives gallery in Washington, suddniy shouted, "Free Puerto Rico", waved their flag and began shooting. When the wild fusillade of some 20 shots had ended, bloo-i was spilled in the honored legislative chamber. Five congressmen were wounded. All recovered "and the nationalistic fanatics, led by a woman, received prison sentences New methods ol protection were thrown together for the nation's lawmakers. 4. When the votes were counted, the nation discovered it had held Like a Smash Broadway Hit one of the closest off-season elections in history. The Democrats won control of the House and Senate, but by nothing like the average margins run up against the party in power in non-presidential year voting. The Democrats won the House, 232 to 203 and the Senate with 48 Democrats, 47 Republicans and one pro-Democrat independent. Several veteran Senators and Representatives lost out. The Democrats picked up several governorships. AH but one of the remaining Big* Ten news stories of the year were concerned with the cold war that grew hotter In many places. 5. This was the West's biggest diplomatic triumph of the year — the historic agreement reached by nine anti-Communist allies Oct. 21 on formation of the Western European Union. The pact to bring the Bonn Republic into the Western European Union followed agreement by American, British, French and West German ministres on terms to end nearly 10 years of oc- cupation of Germany. It. provides complete sovereignty to West Get- many with some exceptions. Ratification is pending but the road ahead is not smooth. 6. There was defeat as well as triumph. The greatest defeat for the West was the fall of Dten Blcn Phu to the Communists. It ended an historic defense that stirred the western world and wrote finis to the seven-year war for Indochina. It struck a blow to France's morale. 7. The lofts of Dien Bleu I'liu pulled the list cork of French and West resistance in Indochina and brouhfft the pcice settlement, the seventh biggest story. U also brought the peace settlement, the and world Influence of a new star for France — Premier Mendes- France. 8. Hurricanes set a record for death and damage to the East Coast. Hurricanes Carol nnd Edna caused nearly 100 deaths and $500,000 damage to New York and New England, but before the debris could be cleaned up another and more disastrous one named H«?.el struck. Hazel killed more than 100 persons from South Carolina, where it first hit the mainland, to Canada, Damage from it alone was estimated at more than a half billion dollars. 9. In January, the Korean war prisoner exchange finally was completed. The story, rated ninth, had many tragic consequences as 21 American prisoners of war renounced their homeland while in Red captivity. Some did return and others, too, were prosecuted for fraternizing with the Reds against the welfare of their fellow prisoners. Another tragic consequence developed in December when the Chinese Reds announced they had convicted 11 uniformed U. S. fliers for espionage. The nation appealed to the United Nations for action and found it hard to keep its temper. 10. The 10th biggest story was one of hope. It was President Eisenhower's plan to share the atoms for peace instead of hoarding them for war. There were pitfalls, ahead with many pessimists predicting that the plan never could succeed. But the year ended with peace of a kind — and hope. Commodity And Stock Markets- Mar May July Oct York Cotton (12:30 QOBtdWons) 3489 3400 3481 3514 3514 3508 3527 3527 3520 3534 3534 3524 New Orleans Cotton Mar ....... 3489 3490 3484 May ....... 3516 3516 3510 July ....... 3520 3529 3522 Oct ....... 3535 3535 3526 3483 3509 3523 3525 3485 3512 3525 3520 Chicago Soybeans Jan ... 2833., 285"-, 283^ Mch ... 283', 284-' 4 1!83' 2 May 282':. 284'« 822'-, July ... 219 280' 4 219 Chicago Corn Mch . .. 157'j 157S, May . . 150 ; ;-, 159 3 ., Chicago Wheat Mch ... 232':, 2333, May ... 228' 2 229' 2 157 </, 159 232', 228^6 285' 284'. 284 280 159 !'< 233 229'; New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Both Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum I...... 51 3 4 SUide-Pak 13 aa Standard of N J 109' a Texas Corp 83'» Sears 76 3 , U S Steel 70 Sou Pac 53 66 70 : '« lll'i 44'g 94', 77 : ' 8 . 34 35' 2 . 75 3' Seoul, Korea Has 52-Minute Alert SEOUL. Wednesday {-Pi — Seoul had a 52-minute alert last, night when the U. S. Air Force reported unidentified planes were "believed spotted" near the northwest Korean front. . An Air Force spokesman said no plane was actually sighted, so it was impossible to Identify the planes detected on radar. The Air Force could not, say exactly where the planes were. The Seoul military post, which sounded the alert, called the plane.--, -hostile" but this was unconfirmed by the Air Force spokesman. With The Courts CIRCUIT— (Civil)—W. E. Rhoads, Gwendolyn Rhoads, John Chalk vs. Rodney Adkisson, a minor, and C. E. Adkisson, $4.7,500 automobile accident damages. Austrian Official Dies VIENNA. Austria (/Pi — Dr. Josef Geroe, long-time Austrian minister for justice, died today in Vienna, attack shortly before Christmas Man To Head District Prentice Holder, pharmacist at Barney's Drug Stove here will be installed aa chairman of District 15 of the Arkansas Pharmaceutical Funeral services for Marvin Armstrong, 23, ol Granite City, 111., will be conducted at '2. p.m. tomorrow in the Baptist Church at Holland, Mo., Burial will be in Ml. Zlon Ceme- tary with Cobb Funeral Home in ( charge. He was 58 and had suffered a heart Mr. Armslrong was drowned Sunday night when the car in which Association in Little Rock. Jan. 9, during the installation dinner. A. 0. Dobbs Services Held CARUTHERSVILLE — Funeral services for Aaron Otto Dobbs, 83. who passed away at Pemtscot County Hospital in Hayti Sunday morning, were held at 3 p.m. Monday from Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church here. Rev. Floyd Grower conducted the services. Burial was in Maple Cemetery with H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Dobbs. a retired farmer, was born Nov. 13, 1891, at Fort Payne, Ala., and came to Pemiscot County in 1914. He lived at Cot ton wood Point and Kiufolks Ridge before moving to Portagevlllc, Route Two, about five years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Gordon Dobbs; seven dflughters, Mrs. Olena Kelly. Mrs. Maitie B. Dorrugh, Mrs. Marie Mc- Cftll, all of Memphis. Mrs. Leo Morgan. Foley, Ala., Mrs. Cordla Sprndllng. Dayton, O., Mrs. John- Fort Worth. Tex., Jane Dobbs, Por- ny Broughlon, and Miss Pascn! taRcville, Route Two; two sons, Aaron O. Dobbs. Jr.. and Franklin D. Dobbs. both of Portagevllle, Route Two, and seven grandchildren. Stone Services Are Conducted Funeral services for Charles Wesley Stone, 61, of Hayti, Mo. were to be conducted this afternoon in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H. M, Sanford. pastor of the Lake Street Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetary. Mr. Stone died yesterday in Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital In Hayti following an illness of 10 v days. Mr. Stone and his family resided [i Blytheville Route Two for a number of years and riioved to Hayti only three months ,ngo. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Allene Stone; one daughter, Geneva Stone; two sons Willie and Junior Stone, all of Hayti; two brothers, William and Lotinle Stone of Miller, Ark., and two sisters Mrs. Man' Bullard and Mrs. both of Miller. Martha Wilhite Armstrong Rites Are Planned Arkansan, Two Others Die in Jets VALDOSTA, G«. <tf — An Arkansas airnmn, and two other Air Force men, were killed at Moody Air Force Base, eight miles north of here when two Jet planes smashed together. A spokesman Rt the Base identified the victims aa: First Lt. Albert Brown Dickey Jr., 24, of Booneville. Ark., pilot. First L'-. Rex Allen Van Camp, 26, of Kearney. Neb., pilot- First Lt. Henry George Keene, 23, of CollmsVille, 111., radar observer: A Moody spokesman said the crash occurred yesterday as the planes were "entering the traffic pattern getting ready . . . for a landing. Dickey was flying a two- place T33 Jet trainer. The other men were in a F68 Scorpion all weaUuv interceptor. Both p 1 a n e s, the spokesman said, were on routine flights. Dickey was ejected from his plane as it went down and was found still in the. seat. Witnesses said the other plane burst into flames immediately after the collision. The three airman was instructors at the Base. Dickey was a graduate of Booneville High School and Arkansas Tech. He flew 13 combat missions in Korea. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Joan Miller of Magnolia, who lives at Valdosta; his father, Dr. Albert B. Dickey, act in? director of the state Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Booneville; his mother, Mrs. Dickey .of Booneville, and a brother, Sam Dickey of Magnolia, Mendes-France (Continued from Page 1) hostile when he arrived but hURfi crowds professing fnlth hammered most such critics Jnlo silence. For tmfiine&s aitd Industry the editors overwhelmingly chose Hubert Young, the tough business man who wnU'lieti blnU, writ** inn-try and this yenr galni-d control of the New York Cm t nil railroad. His caiiipuiKn started the first nf llm >t»r and ended In victory in June. U \Vns not the first rnilroud of which Young liu.s won control. He sained millions by predicting the 1029 crush and .soiling .short. Late in the '30s lie bought control of the holding company for the C. & O. find operated that coal currying road for nmn> years with spectacular publicity for his methods. Walter Rcuiher. head of CIO is man of the year in labor. Three programs kept the red haired labor man from a labor family in the news during the year. Perhaps the most important was his effort to merge the CIO and APL. He ulso kept up a running but- tle with the Republican • administration. Dispatches about (lie number of the unemployed and the failure of the government to do what Rent her thought it, should do to relieve distress made headlines again and again. Making less news, but also potentially important was his concern with push button factories of the future and what they will tlo to labor. He approves such factories, but wants provision made to prevent distress when they arc installed. Methodists Plan District Rally A youth rally will be conducted at the First Methodist Church in Joncaboro Dc>c. 29 nt 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Jonesboro District composed of Mississippi, Crtilghciu) and Polnsett counties. The meeting will be under the direction of the Rev. E. J. Holiflcld, district .superintendent, nnd the Rev. Ben F. Jordan of Monette, district youth director. During the rally a part of the program will be under the direction of Larry Hulscy of Osceola. he wns riding crashed through n bridge railing and overturned In a ditch near Hermondale. Mo. He Is .survived by hts father John O'Dell Armstrong of St. Louis and and Vcrnon Armstrong of Stet-lc; nnd two si.sters, Mrs. Louclla Graves of Hornersville, Mo., and Catherine Hall of Granite City. Mail of the yi"ir in science is Dr. j Jona*. E. Snlk, creator or the polio I vaccine which \v»s tried on nearly 1 half a million children Lhls year. j The first nationwide ,nmss lest of its kind followed many months of work by the precise but brilliant- .scientist nnd his associates. Salk has been described »,s the "man who hurried slowly." He has a personal intcrral in polio lewis— two healthy ymtnj; sons. An old campaigner In the literary field, Ernest Hemingway, tills yea: won a Noble prize and with It the ujte of the editors as man of the yenr in literature. Two plane crushes In Africa lust January from which lie cmeraed Injured, but alive, enhanced his value as a nc\\ n-makin^ figure. The* editors were almost unanimous. Roger Bannister, first to run the mile under four minutes, is man of the year In sports. The English athlete recorded 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds May 6 In a .special race at Oxford, John Lamly, an Australian, ran the distance in 3:58 In Finland COMMISSIONER'S SALE Notice is hereby given that, Pur- i suant to a decree rendered by the! Chancery Court for the Chickasaw- j ba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in the cause in which Continental Land Company, et-al, were plaintiffs, and Victoria Hainan Saliba, et-al, were defendants, i I will, within lawful hours on the' 22nd day of January, 1955, offer for sale at the south door of the courthouse in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, upon a credit of I three months, to the highest and best bidder, the following property situated in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County. Arkansas:— The east 35 feet of Lot. No. 11 and all of Lot No. 12 in Block No. 4 of the Chickasawba Gardens Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. The purchaser at said sale will! be required to give bond with ap- • proved security, to secure the pay-* ment of his bid, and a lien will be ; retained on the property therefor, i Dated this 27th day of Decem- j ber, 1954. 1 Commissioner in Chancery i GERALDINE LISTON, Marcus Evrard, Atty. for Pltf. I 12/28-1/4 ' Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. HI. f.-D— lUSDA '—Hogs 8.500; higher; bulk choice 160-210 Ib 18.75-19.25; largely 19.00 up: 19.25 paid mostly for uniform 170-200 Ib and for some scaling above 310 Ib; most 210-240 Ib 18.25-19.00; few down to 18.00; 240-280 Ib 17.00-18.25: 280-325 Ib 16.00-17.25; -sows 400 Ib down 15.25-75: heavier sows 13.50-15.00; boars 10.50-13.00. Cattle 3,700. calves 700; a few good and choice steers 23.00-26.00: about steady: cows utility and commercial 10.50-13.00; canners and cutters 8.QQ-10.5Q-. light canners below 8.00; bulls 50 higher; utility and commercial 12.00-14.00; canncr and cutter bulls 9.00-11.50; vealers again in small supply and 1.00 higher; a few prime individuals to 32.00; good and choice in wide spread of 23.00-30.00; commercial nnd low good 16.00-22.00. THEATRE On W. Main Si. In Blythcrille Phone 3-1621 Weekdays Show Start^7:0fl p.m., Sa(., 4 SOB. 1:00 p.m. TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY Double Feature T ""ASTAIRI •^BERLIN: fcuMbMMIU ALSO CARTOON After Christmas SALE COATS F A SUITS L HATS L DRESSES HOSIERY P R I C E Picturesque - - Nan Elliot - - Vision - - Willys Values to $1.65 Pair In Broken Sizes arid Colors C 59 ' $100 Pair 1 FEINBERGS The Fashion Shop VERMONT ArM 9564 Sqtnrt Mfet FORMOSA Ami 13,13* Sawn* M M &2U.MI COMPARISON — Hort'i l»w Formosa, Nationalist Chinwc stronghold, compares wiU> UK state of Vermont in size and population. Note the striking contrast in density of population—38.8 persons per square mile for Vermont and 376.7 ptr square mile for Formosa. Cigarette Sales Off 4.6 Per Cent NEW YORK W) — Americans puffed -1,6 per cent fewer cigarettes tliis year, » lending industry expert said today. He attributed the decline to "the health scare associated with cigarette smoking." Harry M. Wooltcn. consultant to the tobucco industry, said Americans will have smoked an estimated 3(i9 billion cigarettes in the 13 months ending ut midnight Dec. 31. Thill's 4.13 per cent less than in 1953 nnd n drop of '«!5 billion smokes or fi.4 per cent, from the- record 304 billion cigarettes consumed In 1952, June B, but Bannister beat Landy at Vancouver in 3:58,8, George Gobcl came up fast in the entertainment, world to win the editors' vote in that field. He had previously appeared on individual television stations and was guest slur on Lhc networks, but last summer his "Saturday Night Review" replaced the "Show of Shows" on NBC. His dead pnn humor won him almust instant favor among TV viewers. Listen to KLCN nl 10:10 a.m. nnd 4 p.m. for Rlti & Roxy I'niKniin Announcements LAST TIMES TODAY '•'•••*•' * PARAMOUNT NEWS and CARTOON Wed. • Thurs. • Fri. JOHH ELAINE ' DEREK STEWART PLUS SELECTED SHORTS

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