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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 43 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily —Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Adams Cites Cohn's 'Abuse' Protests McCarthy Aide's Efforts in Behalf of Schine WASHINGTON (AP) — Army cousel John G. Adams testified today he took more "abuse" from Roy M.-Cohn than anyone in his experience as a Pentagon official in connection with efforts by Conn to win special treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. Adams was on the witness stand for all the morning session of the 15th day of Senate subcommittee hearings into the* bristling dispute between military officials on the one hand and Sen. McCarthy and his aides on the other. M This dispute revolves about the f\Yftf contention by the Army that the ^||I"™N senator and his aides used improper pressures in an effort to get favored treatment for Schine, former McCarthy subcommittee consultant and son of a wealthy New York City family, who was drafted. Conn is chief counsel for the McCarthy subcommittee. Chief Pressure Source McCarthy and his aides countercharge that the Army sought to use Schine as a "hostage" in 'an effort to blackmail the subcommittee into dropping its search for Communists in the Army: Adams, speaking in soft, precise tones, named Conn as the chief President lores Officer's Act Release of FBI Data Termed Reprehensible Viet Nam Expresses Strong Opposition to Partition Plan , WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower today called it reprehensible for any Army Intelligence officer to supply confidential FBI data without authorization. He was asked specifically about an incident related by Sen. McCarthy, but Eisenhower said he would only discuss the principle involved. The President also told his news conference, in a comment on the international scene, that the free world, ought not to write off Indochina. • • At the outset of the conference, a reporter told "the President that Sen. McCarthy had testified last week-, that an Army intelligence officer supplied him with classified FBI material. The newsman went on to say that Atty. Gen. Brownell later said the material should not be made public. Eisenhower then was asked to comment on the ".propriety" of the Army intelligence officer's delivery of such data to McCarthy without authorization. The President recalled that he said at his news conference last week he was thinking of taking a vacation from replies to questions dealing with McCarthy. He added he was not going to comment on the aspect of, the question as it related to McCarthy. Discusses Principle The President then went on to discuss the principle of the situation raised by the reporter's question. He said that in a case where an individual officer gives away classified information, it is so reprehensible. Eisenhower said that was especially so in the case of security material which must be kept secret. The President said that when enlisted men enter the armed forces they take an oath to obey the regulations and their superiors. Eisenhower then asked whether we are to assume that an enlisted man can adopt one kind of loyalty and an officer another kind. Answering his own question, the President called that perfectly ridiculous. A'O SEl^ETS. PLEASE — Chairman Karl Mundt <R-SD) has had a lot of words directed his way in the course of the McCarthy- Army hearing, but probably none from closer range than those he's getting from special counsel Ray Jenkins( right). (AP Wirephoto) Red River Delta Tops Indochina Danger List By LARKY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina (AP) — France put Indochina's vital Red River delta on top of the Indochina danger list today. A top French commander warned that his forces may need foreign help if the Communist-led Vietminh unleash all their power against the defense perimeter. Gen. Pierre Louis Bodet, chief aide to the. French commander in source of pressure for Schine. He testified that McCarthy himself once said Schine was "not much good" to the subcommittee, and that he (McCarthy) wanted Schine drafted. But Adams said McCarthy asked him not to relate the conversation to Cohn. Adams related a series of tele- Laugh Turns to Grunt When McCarthy Speaks But What Does He Want WASHINGTON (£>j — Sen. McClellan (DArk). a member of the McCarthy Army investigating subcommittee, has received the following: letter from Cincinnati: "Mr. Sen. McClellan: "Just when do you think you could stop these hearings. My husband has given up his job, just sets and watches those hearings all day, doesn't work any more. Being a Democrat he has laughed so much that he has become ill and I don't think he'd be able to go back even if it was over. He claims this is the biggest mess he has ever seen in Washington. The only time my husband stops laughing is when McCarthy starts to grunt and hold up his hand and asks for a point of order. My husband just isn't sure what McCarthy wants. Can you explain. "A Taxpayer." Need for Industry Fund Gifts Emphasized by Bid Openings Need for an additional $20,000 for the Chamber of Commerce's industrial fund became even more real today following opening of bids on the building to house Central Metal Products. Co., here. With just under $131,000 in its* industrial fund, the Chamber this morning toted up. the bill on locating the steel firm here and' it came to $253,274.26. Ben White and sons were apparent low bidders on the building with a basic bid of $218,274.26. However, it was pointed out at the opening of the bids in City Hall this morning that all bids will be reviewed by the Chamber's officers and industrial committee. Council Votes New Map for Planning Use The City Council last night authorized preparation of a four-color city map for use by the City Planning Com mis- '_ to _! sion in working out an over-all zoning and traffic plan. morrow. Contractors are to be notified sometime tomorrow regarding the group's decision, Chamber President W. J. Pollard said. Awarding of contracts will be contingent on financial arrangements, Mr. Pollard pointed out. Here's the way the cost breaks down: Basic bid — $218,274.26. Equipment — $25.000. Due on land — S10.000. TOTAL — $253,274.26. Mr. Pollard explained the Chamber has agreed to provide certain equipment which will become a permanent part of the building. It is estimated he said, this equipment will cost no less than $25,000. Time Important The other ,$10,000 is the t > balance Arkansan Kills Two, Shoots Self ROGERS. Ark. (/PI— Police, chas-' ing a trigger-happy farmer for the slaying of two men, caught up with * The Council approved a bid submitted by John E. Meyer, Blytheville engineer, to draw up and print the map for $750. This map will show the location and surfacing of all streets and alleys, churches, schools and will outline the residential, and industrial areas. commercial chief in Indochina, Gen. Henri Navarre, told a news conference last night: •The situation in the delta, is serious but far from hopeless or desperate. We may need help from outside if the Vietminh attack the delta with all their means and with their forces from Dien Bien Phu." Bodet specified no country in his i mention of additional foreign aid. The United States reportedly refused a French request for Air Force help to Dien Bien Phu after Britain's government said it could not consider joint military intervention until the outcome of the Geneva conference was known. First Estimate Bodet's description of the situation in the delta as "serious"- was the first such estimate from any member of the French high command in Indochina. Seeking to exploit their victory last week at Dien Bien Phu. the rebels throughout the rich rice lands stepped up their attacks on thinly manned French and Vlet- i-umese defense posts. The French retaliated with massive bombing assaults yesterday on key centers of Vietminh activity in the region. They reported 50 bombers wiped out three villages in the southeast part of the delta. From these, the French claimed, the rebels had staged big raids on the highway and railway linking Hanoi and Haiphong. Though the Vietminh have an a map of this type and it will be At present, the city does not have estimated 70,000 regular, regional and guerrilla forces throughout the ! delta, their activity so far was the most complete the city na ^ j R [,i]i confined to the usual scattered made to date. The bid included i attacks on French communications him vesterdav before he could ! . , , , . , , . cam-'out his'announced intention I costs of drawing, printing and field and isolated posts. of shooting still another. When cornered, the crazed gunman shot himself to death. Sheriff John Black said that due on the Chamber's Elm Street j Theodore Forgy, 77, of the Clanton- industrial site. It is hoped, he said, that a $100,- ville. Ark., community, had pumped fatal bullets into his neighbor, 000 loan may be secured on the j M< K Ellis _ and his brothei -, 74- land and building. Industrial committee members pointed out that time is of some importance in regard to contract letting, too. I year-old George Forgy, before he turned his .38 calibre revolver on work necessary to establish exact locations. The map, to be four by eight feet in size, would be completed in 60 days, according to terms of the bid. The Council last night also passed three ordinances setting up two paving and one curb nnd gutter As yet there was no sign of any "human sea" attacks such as overwhelmed Dien Bien Phu, 175 miles west of Hanoi. Casualties 35,000 Bodet said he did not think the Vietminh could hurl any of their forces from Dien Bien Phu against \ Division of Nation By Truce Rejected By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — The French-backed government of Viet Nam declared today under no circumstances must any Indochina armistice settlement include the partition of Viet Nam territory. The Viet Nam terms were laid before the nine-member Indochina Conference by Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dinh. They were said by a French spokesman tc- have the backing of all the 1 non- Communist delegations participating in the talks. The plan covered both military and political aspects of the armistice. It called for a political settlement based upon free elections under United Nations control. The main conditions for ending 1 the fighting; were: Guarantees Demanded Any agreement must include sufficient guarantees to insure a "real and durable peace and prevent any new aggression." The agreement must not lead to a direct or indirect, definitive or provisional, partition of national territory. It must foresee international control of the execution of the the delta sooner than within six improvement districts. These were ] to eight weeks. Rebel losses in the . . Tne sheriff and Coroner William The Kansas City Steel firm has I F - Burns gave this account of the said it wants to be in operation in j shooting spree: established on the basis of petitions from residents of the . Country Club-and E. 0. Adams additions for paving of Rollison, Hardin, i phone calls and other efforts which he said Cohn made to get special treatment for Schine. Then he said: "The abuse I took with reference to Schine, if you pile together all j the Elm Street building no later Theodore Forgy walked across the abuse I have taken from em-! than Aug. 15. They are to move ma- the road from his shack to Ellis' j Seventh and Ninth Streets between ployes and members of Congress ! chinery into a large hangar at: sawmill, talked with the neighbor '" over the past five years it would ; Blytheville air base on or around I a short time and then shot him. siege of the bastion have been estimated as high as 35,000 killed and wounded. Despite the fall of Dien Bien Pecan, and Adams Streets be-1 P h u last week. "France is making tween Tenth and Highway 61 and ; fresh efforls and ig continuing the June 15 and will begin manufacturing on a limited scale there. Ellis died instantly Forcv then ran across a field to not compare with that I took in this situation." "Abuse from whom?" asked Ray H. Jenkins, the subcommittee's j theville firm specifies 120 calendar | he had killed Ellis and that he special coun^l. Stevens 111 "Mr. Cohn." Adams replied. Adams recounted, a visit by McCarthy and Cohn and militarv of-, .. , . . ficials to the Armv radar labora-! tne company may stay at the base tories at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., on Low bid submitted by the Ely- j his brother's home. He told George leville firm specifies 120 calendar i he had killed Ellis and tha' days for construction. This would j had "one more man to get." Scuffle Followed Theodore resisted when George f ried to take the gun away from him. In the scuffle, the revolver was discharged and George fell. be approximately one month lat- j er than the date indicated by the company. J However, there is a possibility: He added that whenever we get j Qct. 20, when Cohn was excluded to that kind of a situation in the f rom several secret installations. armed services, we had better disband them. Later in the news conference, the President said in reply to He said Cohn was "extremely upset" over this and declared "This is war." Adams took over the witness another question he did not know j chair from Secretary of the Army whether any investigation was be- i Stevens in the presentation of the in°- made to try to "locate the in- Army's case. Stevens was excused teiigence officer who McCarthy said provided him with the FBI data. The Army has said it is conducting such an investigation. Delegate to Boys' State Appointed yesterday because of illness. Though, "tevens said he felt fine, Army counsel reported the secretary was under treatment for a virus infection. counsel, said otevens was feeling ••rearonsbly well." Commencement and agree to delay its moving for that period. Eye Shortest Time If not, the third low bid may re- George died at a Rogers hospital last night after telling officers his brother had threatened to shoot an- the east-west streets. Commissioner Named Robert Bennett, Elmer Norman and F. E. Scott were named commissioners of the three districts. Action that may lead to re-employing of a mortorcycle traffic officer here was initiated last night. The Council referred to the Finance Committee a proposal from Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co., of Memphis on the purchase of a new motorcycle. The city had ceive some consideration from the i other > unidentified man. in tomor-1 Theodore had started back across j the field from George's home when anc j was SUD _| Black and State Trooper Leon Clin- mitted by sJ J.'Cohen and Co., of I ton - summoned by neighbors, pull- Blytheville. The bid specifies com- j ed up on a nearby road . 5 calendar The officers ordered the gunman Industrial Committee row's meeting. It is for $224,438 MANILA— James (Pepper) Harris, j junior at Manila High School and | ^ . r JUfll/ ?fl son of Mr. and Mrs. Parrill Harris j jet TOT IVlOy /U of Manila, has been selected by Herman Davis American Legion Post members to represent Manila at Boys' State in Little Rock May 29-June 5. He is president of the Manila, Chapter of Future Farmers of America and was a member of the junior play cast and basketball team. . , / MO. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Grimm Knows Secret: How to Win at Ebbets Field . . . Bright Future Seen for Bob Turley . . . Sports . . . pases 10 and 11 . . . . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . page 7 ... . . . Battle in the Kremlin: Khruschcv la Risinf Star in Soviet; Malenkov Fading . . . page 2 ... . , . New* of Men in the Ser- «1c« . . . page 5 ... . . . Nehru Still Living in Pant In Minimizing Red Threat . . . Editorial* . . , page 6 ... HOLLAND, Mo.—Twenty-two Holland High School seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises at 8 p.m. May 20 in the school auditorium. The Rev. W. L. Meyer, pastor of the Methodist Church at Charleston. Mo., will deliver the commencement address. Superintendent L. Kinder announced. Twenty-seven eighth-graders also will be graduated at these exercises. The baccalaureate services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium by Truman House, minister of the Holland Church of Christ. at Black and Clinton but the gun snapped without firing. Theodore then put the weapon to his own head and pulled the This time the gun a few minutes pletion of the job in 9? days. J. E. Pyle. Little Rock contractor, bid S224.194 on 180-day construction period. i Other bids included Van Joyce, Stevens was not at the hearing | Co., North Little Rock, $226,146 with : trigsor again today, but Joseph N. Welch, Army j no days and Pride and Usrey, j hred. ' Blytheville. $268,728 with a 150-1 Theodore died day construction period. j bier. Prior to opening of bids,, Mayor! _ E. R. Jackson announced that the j city is waiving collection of all fees in connection with the structure in view of the fact it is being i _^ . . regarded as a public building. This J |Jj B ff > A 1C XOl" would amount to between $1,000 j l^vl IW • 2> JC* I and $1,500. See INDOCHINA on a motorcycle officer about four years ago. Mayor E. R. Jackson asked the Council to approve purchase of the motorcycle "if finances permit." In other action, the Council — Passed an ordinance making 10th Streets from Chickasawba to Highland Street and 15th Street (Ceme- to stop. Instead, he tried to shoot j tery & oad) from Chickasawba to Graduation Rhee Rejects New Plan SEOUL (£*)—• A high government source said today President Syng- man Rhee had rejected a new Allied plan for unification of Korea. The source said the plan called for TJ. N.-supervised general elections throughout. the country, before the withd'rawal of Communist Chinese troops. j Haley Field. 1,116 Students Music Festival Here Spectators filled the Haley Field stadium last night when 1,116 elementary, junior and senior high school students presented their 1954 music festival. The 25 numbers in the annual event staged by the Public School Music Department of the Blytheville School System were climaxed by the "Pageant of All Nations" presented b y Sudbury School fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Students taking part were from Sudbury, Lange, Central, Junior j High, Clear Lake, Promised Land, Lone Oak, Yarbro and Number Nine schools. Robert Lipscomb, director of the BHS Band which aJso took part last night, announced that the band a concert Friday night at' At Manila MANILA— Commencement exercises for Manila High School's graduating seniors will be held at 8 p.m. May 27 in the school auditorium. Forty seniors will receive diplomas. Baccalaureate services will be conducted at 2 p.m. May 23 by the Rev. C. Z. Holland, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Jonesboro. This week, the 40 seniors are at Rockaway Beach at Branson, Mo., on their class trip. They are accompanied by Miss Thelma Fowler, class sponsor. Principal Leo Cummings and Walter Cullum. U. S. Exports Reduced WASHINGTON W) — The Commerce Department said today U. S. exports, including shipments of military aid, during the first quarter of this year were 13 per cent less than in the first three months of r,:3, p.nd tr>M U. were 10 per cent leu, S. imports the cemeteries through streets. Refused, in accordance with action taken last month, to permit use of an outdoor public address system to play music at Walker Park pool this summer. Waived, as it has in such cases in the past, building permit and inspection fee costs for the Church of the Nazarene, which plans to build a parsonage on a lot next to the Armory. 4-Way Stop Suggested Considered a suggestion that four-way stop signs be installed at the corner of Division and Hearn Streets because of the rash of accidents at that corner. This would have to be done by ordinance, which is scheduled to be drawn up. The April financial statement distributed last night showed that as of April 31 there was S29.398.82 in the genera] fund and $7,717.44 in the parking meler fund. Receipts last month totaled $30,686.37 while expenditures amounted to $26,524.18. The city's income in April included $11,329.58 in turnback by the state of sales tax funds. A proposed city budget attached- t the financial statement showed anticipated revenues for 1954 of $334,990 and expected expenses of $275,154 — leaving a net revenue of $49,736. However, city officials pointed out, one of the largest items of revenue — $50,000 from the government for police and fire protection and maintenance service at the air base -- could be re- Confidence Test Faced By Laniel PARIS (^—Premier Joseph Laniel's government today faced the gravest threat of its 11-month career .It marshaled support to meet its second vote of confidence in a week, a ballot in the National Assembly tomorrow on Laniel's refusal to set a date for debate on Indochina. Outcome of the vote was uncertain. Laniel won a confidence vote on the same issue of debate-timing last Thursday 311-262. But the fall of Dien Bien Phu the following day touched off widespread criticism that the government had not done enough to help the defenders of the Indochinese fortress. It will be much more difficult for Laniel to have his way .this time. Many of the deputies who met last night had the complaints of their constituents about Dien Bien Phu's fall ringing in their ears. Compromise Defeated Many feared that if they voted confidence in Laniel again, the people back home would interpret it as approval of the Dien Bien Phu situation. Other considerations acted in Laniel's favor. A defeat for the government would force it to resign. Probably it also would end the Geneva conference on Korea and Indochina by removing France as an effective participant. Laniel hoped the prospect of a Cabinet crisis at such a critical time would rally the deputies to him. As an alternative to immediate debate on the Indochina setback, Laniel agreed last night to establishment of a special Assembly committee to study all 'aspects of the Indochinese war. He appealed for postponement of debate until after the group completed its report. After numerous deputies rejected this compromise, Laniel called an Sewer Plan Cost Data Compared Disposal Plant Cost Far Below River Method Sewer plan cost compari- sions being made in talks here this week by Max Mehlburger, who drew up the proposal to be voted on in a special election Tuesday, show the treatment plant idea is some half a million dollars cheaper than any method of piping sewage to the Mississippi River. Mr. Mehlburger, Little Rock engineer, pointed this out in talks to the Lions Club yesterday and the Kiwsnis Club today. Tomorrow, the Rotary Club will hear F. L. McDonald, director of the Sanitation Division of the State Health Department, speak on the sewer .situation here. These three talks were scheduled in an effort to focus attention on the special sewer election to be ..held In less'Hi an a week. In this election, Blytheville voters will approve or reject the proposed $1,021,000 cH.ywide sewer system when they vote on an $850,000 revenue bond issue to finance a "backbone system" that would include a treatment plant. This election is considered by city officials as a crucial turning point in the rocky road that has been traveled since work first started on j a sewer problem solution some three years ago. Costs Compared In addition to the backbone system, which would provide sewage disposal for all the city, lateral systems would be installed in northern and southern areas of the city — which are now unsewered — by the formation of improvement districts. Alternative suggestions as to sewage disposal have been made since the Mehlburt?er proposal was submitted, and these center about piping the waste to the river, In discussing possible ways to dispose of sewage, Mr. Mehlburger listed the comparative costs of operation and financing over the life of the bond issue of both the treatment plant and river plan. Original cost of a treatment plant, he said, will be $309,946. Interest for a 30-year period would amount to $211,693 and operating costs for this period would be $702,000—a total of $1,223,639. Using force main to pipe sewage to the river, Mr. Mehlburger pointed out, would involve an original cost of 8571,000. interest for 30 years totaling $390,061 and operating costs See SEWER on page 3 duced should the Air Force take j emergency Cabinet meeting^ and over the b.vsc during the year and terminate this contract. vot authorization for the vote of confidence. Youth Cauqht In Chase after Robbing Boss A 17-year-old New Orleans, La., youth was arrested and placed in county jail yesterday afternoon after he left his job at a service station at the Arkansas-Missouri state line with the owner's car, pistol and $46 from the cash drawer. Steve Eugene Martin was arrested Deputy Sheriffs Charley Short and Holland Aiken after a countryside chase near Huffman. Martin abandoned the 1952 Mercury because of a flat tire but still had the pistol and some of the cash in his possession when apprehended. Sheriff William Berryman said today. He had been working at W. W. Smith's service station for about four weeks. He was from New Orleans, La., and had a room in Blytheville, Mr. Smith said. Mr. Smith went to a cafe next door tjo the service station for lunch and on returning about 12:30 p.m. found Martin gone along with the car, pistol and the cash. The sheriff's office was called to investigate. Picking up Martin's trail. Deputies Aiken and Short used their two- way radios to coordinate their pursuit which successfully ended in Martin's apprehension. cease-fire conditions. In opposing any partition, Dinh's proposal ran somewhat contrary to France's plan for setting up armistice zones for the opposing forces. The Vietnamese have expressed the belief the French plan would lave the way open for partition, giving valuable territory to the Communist-led Vietminh. Dinh also declared Viet Nam's relations with France would be based on declarations foreseeing full independence for his country. He was reported also to be basing his armistice proposals on the independence demands of the sister L-iciochinese states of Cambodia and Laos, although they Were not named in his statement. Only On Paper The French contend they already have given the Associated States their independence. But ninny Vietnamese claim it is largely on paper and that they do not enjoy true autonomy, economic or otherwise. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault is going through one of the most trying phases of his long career. He is being pressed on one side by the Communists to accept terms which the Western Powers regard as surrender, and on the other by the United States to stand firm. In Paris Premier Joseph Laniel's government faced a new vote of confidence tomorrow on the Indochina issue. Observers considered it the most serious threat so far to the government. The shaky French Cabinet conferred far into the night. It reportedly moved to ask U. S. Secretary of State Dulles to clarify his statement yesterday that loss of Indochina would not necessarily bring the loss of all Southeast Asia to the Reds. Some Cabinet members, reportedly fearful the United States has written off Indochina, were said to be warming: to the Vietminh peace plan for Indochina. They were expected to relay this change of heart to Bidault. Five-Point Plan The French have proposed (1) a halt in the fighting, (2) withdrawal of all opposing forces in Viet Nam to zones set by the 'conference, (3) liberation of war prisoners and civilian internees. (4) evacuation of Vietminh forces from Cambodia and Laos and (5) international supervision of the armistice. The Communist plan calls for (1) withdrawal of all foreign troops See CONFERENCE on page 3 Morrilton Voters Reject Sewer Bond MORRILTON (/P) — A proposed $318,000 bond issue for improvement and extension of the Morrilton sewer system was defeated here yesterday in a special election. The vote was 901-298 against the proposal. Weather filed against Martin, according to A. S. (Todd) Harrison, prosecuting attorney. deputy ARKANSAS — Cloudy with showers this afternoon and east tonight. and warmer. , MISSOURI — Pair North, considerable cloudiness south with few sprinkles extreme southeast this afternoon or tonight; fair north, decreasing, cloudiness south tonight and Thursday, Maximum yesterday—77. Minimum this morning—49. Sunset today—6:53. Sunrise tomorrow—4:59. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—63. Preclplt&tlon last 24 Hours to 7:00 a.m. today—none. Perclpltatlpn Jan. 1 to d»tt-30.1i. This Date Lait Year Maximum yesterday—«9, Minimum thlg morning—41. Precipitation January 1 t* date— U.M.

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