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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 44 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVTLLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 13, I9f>4 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS { McCarthy vs. Army 7— Adams Denies Army Wanted Prospect of a Suspension Pleasing, However, He Says WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Counselor John G. Adams insisted today the Army had no desire to stop the McCarthy subcommittee's investigation of Ft. Monmouth although he conceded it was pleased when the prospect of a suspension arose last fall. Sewer Record Set Straight - Now Support It at Polls Engineer Max Mehlburger pretty well set the record straight, regarding possible disposal of our city's sewage via the Mississippi River. Though the idea, on the surface, seemed to merit at least investigation, the engineer pointed out that both his firm and another reputable engineering organization have pretty well explored the possibilities of such a project and estimate it would, cost upwards to an "additional half-million dollars. Thus, another diversionary idea in regard to sewers for this city has evidently fallen from the spotlight and we're back to more solid stuff; the plan which will be on your ballot Ifcesday. This plan is the outgrowth of years of planning. It has been well Conceived and deserves the affirmative vote of the citizenry. See to it that you and your family get to the polls Tuesday. Indochina Peace Talks Stalled; Casualty Airlift Crew Leaves Side Glances At McCarthy, Probe McMath Raps Hearing VAN BUREN, Ark. L?)—Sid McMath says both Sen. McCarthy and the Army "have bungled and rendered the country a great disservice" in their current feud. The U. S. senatorial- candidate and former two-term Arkansas governor called upon both sides of the dispute tc stop their "petty quibbling" and "get back to the job of governing and defending the country." McMath, who is opposing McCarthy Committee member John L. McClellan for Democratic nomination, spoke at a centennial celebration at Cedarville, 16 miles north of Van Buren, yesterday. He said, "Contrasted with the real problems that are confronting this country and the free •world, the inquest into the adventures of Private David Schine appears ridiculous." Mrs. Mundt Threatened WASHINGTON if} ~ Mrs. Karl Mundt. wife of the chairman at the McCarthy - Army hearings, told a radio" ("WWDO" interviewer today she has been threatened over the telephone. She didn't go into details but said she and her husband, Repub- • lican senator from South Dakota, received "the same type of abuse and threats" when Mundt was acting chairman of the House Un- American Activities Committee. Of the current threats, Mrs. Mundt said: "I am frightened occasionally by them — especially the ones that come late at night when I am home alone." 'Disgraceful/ Says HST ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (/P) — Harry S. Truman today labeled the current Army-McCarthy hearings "the most disgraceful thing that ever happened to the Senate." The ex-President, himself a former senator from Missouri, made the remark to newsmen who juer- ied him during his customary early morning walk on the shore reosrt's boardwalk. Schine Shows Up : I WASHINGTON (<?) — Pvt. G. j David Schine showed up this t morning- at the McCarthy-Army \ hearings. j He chatted briefly with Spe- ! cial Counsel Ray Jenkins. Jenk- j ins said he did not expect Schine i would be in the witness chair to- i day. And he denied the Army (li ever engaged in •'trading favors" for Pvt. G. David Schine in an effort to get the investigation stopped, or (2) sought to "appease" Sen. McCarthy. j -Adams said any special consider- j ation for Schine stemmed only j from the McCarthy subcommittee's | picturing him as essential to its j work, and that any special deference for McCarthy was a matter of trying to_avoid "open hostility." Adams was back in the witness chair at the McCarthy-Army hearings for the second day—this time for cross-examination. At the outset, he swore Secretary Stevens never instructed him to try to halt the McCarthy inquiry into alleged security risks at Monmouth and that he never attempted to stop it. But he said, as Stevens did earlier, that they wanted the "type of hearings" ended. Stevens had characterized those hearings as "hammering" the Army on the head. For the rest of the forenoon session, Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel to the Senate Investigations subcommittee, pressed questions which turned largely about these conten- j tions. | Says "No" j Jenkins climaxed this phase of his cross-examination by asking whether Adams Was saying the Army had "no desire, however slight" to stop the McCarthy investigation. Jenkins asked for a yes or no answer. Adams hesitated. He asked that the question be read back to him by the stenographer. When it was read, he said "The answer is in the negative" and went on to make an explanatory statement as to the desire for an end to the "type of hearings." Leading- up to this point. Jenkins: 1. Recalled that Adams had testified yesterday he was disturbed when Roy Cohn, general counsel to the McCarthy subcommittee, became enraged at being barred from a secret radar laboratory at Ft. Monmouth last fall. He noted Adams had said his concern was because he felt Cohn had the power to prolong the investigation. Jenkins asked if that wasn't "an > admission or confession" that ' Adams wanted the investigation terminated. Adams declared it was not. He said McCarthy had volunteered previously that the subcommittee investigation was about complete: that it was preparing to turn it over to the Army. "Other" Circumstances 2. Recalled that Adams had testified a Nov. 6 luncheon at the Pentagon, attended by Stevens. Adams. McCarthy, Cohn and See ADAMS on Page 5 Big 5 Meet in Quest Of Atom Arms Ban By ARTHUR GAVSHON LONDON (AP) — The world's five leading atomic powers meet in this H-bomb-wary capital today In quest of a pact ending the arms race and outlawing atomic and germ warfare. There were guarded hints from British and American informants that the Western nations, jointly or individually, might put forward vevised proposals in a bid to break the years-long deadlock with Russia on the issues. The secret talks at the British government's stately Lancaster House are under United Nations auspices. The group is meeting as a sub- Replanting Nears End In County Replanting was drawing to a close in many sectors of Mississippi County today as seed became more plentiful and farmers once more again started ner- ously eyeing the weather. Many farmers were scheduled to finish replanting today or tomorrow, according to County Agent Keith Bilbrey and seed brokers said this morning they are back in business on a full scale again. Seed Available Treated and delinted seed was not quickly obtainable earlier this week, but presents no particular problem as of now. This is the way Mr. Bilbrey lined up communities in regard to what cotton they have replanted thus far: Blytheville — 75 per cent. Gosnell — 10 per cent or less. Armorel — 30 per cent. Huffman — 20 per cent The weather man held out only faint hope today, predicting fair weather for tonight and Friday, but no appreciable rise in 'temperatures. The low tonight was due to be in the mid 50's but may dip to 50 in North Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Bill Steinsiek Jells of Opening Law Offices Missco Draft Quota for Jure To Be Nine Men James W. (Bill) Steinsiek today j announced the opening of law of- j | fices in the Lynch 1 - Building here.! Formerly associated in the prac- j tice of law with Oscar Fendler. Mr.; Steinsiek is a graduate from the City's Meanest Man Is At It Once More Latest activities of "the meanest man (or woman; in town" were reported by Mrs. T. C. Hawkins of 329 Holland yesterday when she went to inspect the rose bush which she had planted by the grave of her mother in Elmwood Cemetery- One lone rose adorned the plant where nine had blossomed two days before. Mother's Day, last Sunday, and Monday the roses were beautiful. Draft quota set for Mississippi County for the month of June is nine with 25 men scheduled to take physical examinations, according to information released this morning by State Selective Service Director Col. Hansel T. Winters. A total of 298 Arkansans will be inducted from the State and 495 will take physicals. In May 25 men were called from Mississippi County for'induction. Weather ARKANSAS—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday; cool tonight, warmer Friday. MISSOURI—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday; little change in temperature tonight, warmer Friday; low tonigw, around 50; high Friday around 80. Maximum yesterday—70. Minimum this morning—52. Sunset today—6:54. Sunrise tomorrow—4:58. Mean temperature (midway between h^h and low—<J1.5. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 a.m. today—.02. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—20.21. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—-74. Minimum this morning—.60. Prrr.lpiutlon January 1 to date— 25.51. and is a native of Pine Bluff. A graduate of Con way. schools, he received his degree in law in January of this year and for the past nine months has been associated with Mr. Fendler. While in law school he was president of the Student Bar Association, member of Phi Alpha Delta, honorary law fraternity, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He served in the Air Force and was recalled to active duty as a! member of the 936 Field Artillery! Batallion. a northwest Arkansas! National Guard unit. He saw nearly! two years' service in Korea, being! discharged in 1952. University of Arkansas Law School! she said. Now the bush it. all but bare with cut marks showing where the flowers had been. Mrs. Hawkins said she had been told by friends that there had been other cases of someone cutting or taking flowers from the graves in the cemetery. committee of the U. N. Disarmament Commission. Recent disclosures of effects of hydrogen - bomb - test explosions gave.new urgency. Revelations stemming- from U.S. tests in the Pacific touched off a chain reaction of nervousness in many parts of the globe and especially in this exposed island. This led the .Churchill government to propose that a new effort at control should be made in London. There were no clues to the possible nature of any new Western proposals for disarming or atomic and germ warfare control. To Take Old Stands To start the talks, however, the four Western Powers — the United States, Britain, France and Canada — were reported planning- to stand, on their old position that establishment of reliable enforcement machinery must precede any ban on atomic weapons . The West apparently wanted to see whether the Soviets have anything to offer either in the form of concessions or new ideas. Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd, is Britain's chief delegate at the talks. Morehead Patterson, an industrialist, represents the United States. The other delegates at the opening meeting were Foreign Secretary Lester B. Pearson for Canada, former Defense Minister Jules Moch for France and Ambassador Jacob Malik for Russia. The five-power group started its discussions with these long-standing rival proposals before it: i Atomic weapons: The "Baruch J Plan" of the West would create a j world authority to control all dangerous aspects of atomic energy development. It would have complete inspection and enforcement rights. Later existing stocks of atomic weapons would be destroyed. Wants Quick Ban Russia wants atomic weapor: banned immediately and an inle. national control organ set up with full inspection rights. The organ would be subject to the U.N. Security Council, where the Soviets have the right of veto. Conventional weapons: A Western proposal of 1952 calls for a census of the powers' armaments to be followed by internationals j verification. The Western Allies al- I so proposed limitation of She Amer- ! ican. Soviet and Chinese armed I forces to a million men each, and of the British and French armed forces to 750,000 men each. Famed French Doctor Heads Advance Group By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina (AP) — The French flew one of Indochina's most, eminent doctors to Dien Bien Phu today to arrange for speedy release of French Union troops seriously wounded in the long defense of the fallen fortress." French officials hoped the mass airlift of casualties from the Viet- nnnh-held valley 175 miles west of Hanoi would start tomorrow or They anticipated it would bring out about 700 men — half of the The Communists agreed at, the Geneva conference to release only casualties in the "serious" category. Dr. Pierre Huard, 62-year-old dean of medicine at the University of Hanoi, headed the group going to Dien Bien Phu by helicopter. The French anticipated Hunrd's mission would be quickly successful. French air force observers re- See INDOCHINA on Pape 5 COMPETITION FOR THE BOYS — For the first time since the beginning of the event here, this year's Teenage Road-e-o driving contest, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will have girls competing with boys for the right to attend the .state contest. First to register for the event, which will be held May 22, were- two high school girls, Gailyn Stilwell deft* and Nancy Penn, Shown with them is Joe Warren, publicity director and registration chairman for the contest. (Courier News Photo) Laniel Faces Balky Assembly PARIS !/Pi — Premier Joseph Laniel sought a vote of confidence today from a bnlky National Assembly. The outcome will decide the fate of his shaky government and possibly that of the Geneva -conference as well. If 314 negative votes are cast, Laniel will have to resign. . His coalit'ion is rounding out its llth month in office, an unusually long term in France. Political experts gave him only a slim chance of surviving today's vote. The issue wa.s the Premier's demand that debate on Indochina be postponed until after ihc Geneva conference. He won a 311-262 confidence vote on the same ques- tion last, Thursday, but that was before the tall of Dien Bien Phu aroused nationwide bitterness. In Laniel's f a v o r, however, French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault is in the rnidst of negotiations' at Geneva for much-desired peace in Indochina. To throw out, the government now would mean throwing- ot.it. Bidault. ns well. While much of the resentment, is the Assembly was directed against, the foreign minister, matv.- deputies were hesitant about leaving France voiceless H( Geneva because of a Cabinet crisis. The general desire to have France, iully represented at mter- niuional conferences has done much to keep Lanie! in office. He Truman Labels Republicans' Policy 'Creeping McKinleyism' ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. I/Pi — Former President Truman accused the Eisenhower administration today of following- an economic policy of "creeping McKinleyism." He suggested six steps he said would "c^rrv us f"r toward full employment within a year." Won previous ronl'irlence voi.es because of then-impending nogotin- lions. first at Bermuda nnd later in Berlin. The deputie.s have been generally bitter over Laniel's refusal to debate the Indochina situation at, this time. Many nl.so loured that if they voted confidence in him, then- people back home might interpret, it, as approval of the Dien Bien Phu situation. On the other hand a government, crisis coulri lead to dissolution of the Assembly and new elections, which lew doputkv; would relish. Laniel argued that "an unprepared debate now" on Indochina, would lessen the government's authority nnd would "suspend t.ho work of the Geneva conference." Truman did not. explain the ph- ing socialism" which President Ei-j rase "creeping McKinleyism"— an jit-nhower has applied to some "Fair obvious parallel to the words "creep- Deal" measures. President McKinlev was notably Korea Vote Asked By Bidault Graduation Date Is Set At Wilson GENEVA <.-1'i - French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault told the conservative on economic issues, and 19-nntion Korean conference today must be reunited Russia demanded simply a one third cut of the armed forces of the Big Five, which would preserve the Communist world's considerable superiority in the number of men under arms. Germ warfare: Russia has urged that a convention, on the lines of the Geneva convention banning the use of poison gas, be written to prevent the use of nil weapons and means of mass destruction, whether by germs or atomic weapons. The West claims that such a convention without provision for sanctions or inspection would be worthless. his name is often used by Democratic orators as a symbol for reaction. In an add'ess prepared for the CIO Amalgamated Clothing Workers annual convention, he said the administration seem s to be • "merely hoping and praying that j things will not get still worse," j i WILSON — Dr. Cecil E. Berry of; and recommended:: i Dallas. Texas, and the Rev. Sam j 1. Increasing federal spending by j Walson, pastor of Wilson Methodist i about three billion dollars a year Church.' will be prinicipal speakers to strengthen defenses against aggression and to meet needs for _ ; at the graduation exercises of Wil" '• son High School, it was announced i by J. D. Roberts, principal. Dr. Berry will deliver the graduation address May 25, at 8 p. m. in the high school auditorium and the Rev. Mr. Watson will give the baccalaureate sermon., May 23 at 8 p. m.? at. Wilson Baptist Church. The Class Day Program will be held May 20 at 2:30 ,. m. in the school auditorium. Members of the class are Rudolph Whiteside, Howard Cissell, Rowland McNabb. Tommy Bour-i land, John Ed Ward, Bob Doug- Swiss, Swedes Say Czechs, Poles Block N. Korea Policing MUNSAN (/PI—Swiss and Swedish members of the Neutral Nations Mr. Steinsiek and his wife, the Supervisory Commission today ac- former Miss Norma Rodman of j Batesville, reside at 1032 West! Walnut and are members of Blytheville's First Methodist Church. ^ ^ cused the Communist Czech and members of blocking 'satis- Inside Today's Courier News . . . Ex-Yankee Pitchers in Starring Roles . . . Southwest Conference Schools Consider Three Schools as New Members . . . Wally Moon Making Front Office Look Good . . . Sports . . . pages 6 and 7 ... . . . Long Legislative Battle Ends As Ike Signs Seaway Bill . . . page 3 ... . . . Report Card ... School News . . . page 2 ... Korea. In a letter to the U.N. Command, the Swiss and Swedes said they "decline any responsibility for the state of affairs resulting from the noncooperation of Czechoslovak and Polish colleagues. ..." The letter answered one from the U.N. Command accusing the Reds of preventing investigation of U.N. charges that the Reds are violating the Korean armistice by bringing men and equipment into North Korea. Under terms of the truce each side may replace, but nor, build up, men and supplies in Korea. The four-nation supervisory commission is charged with policing the ro:;ition of soldiers nnd war Korea. The letter to the U.N. Command was signed by Swedish Maj. Gen. Paul Mchn and Swiss Brig. Gen. Ernst Gross. The two neutrals called for a new look by the Military Armistice Commission at the "whole problem of supervision and especially of investigations concerning alleged violations of the armistice agreement . . ." "Under the present circumstances," the two generals de- oiared, "the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission will not be in a position to operate as was probably intended by the signatories of the armistice agreement." The letter said inspection teams in Communist territory have, been unable to operate efficiently "owing to the restrictive practices imposed on the activities of the learns by their Czechoslovak and power and resource development, public works and roads, education, health and housing. Would Hike Exemption 2. Raising personal income tax exemptions from the present $600 to $800, which would cut taxes about 4> 2 billions yiraiiy, or combining some such increase with "equitable readjustments" in tax rates. 3. Tossing "out. of the nearest window" Secretary of Agriculture i Benson's plan for flexible farm las, Clarence Smith. Mary bott, Polly Stanrod, Shirley nally, Sammie Sue Grant, Rita. Wright, Peggy Zook. Anna Jane Smith,, Lucille Brackenrich, Leatrice Childs. Carrie Solano and James Earl Lynch. AD , I price supports and substituting a program to "support true parity" of income for the farmer. material into both North and South'Polish members." 'Break Out' Nets Cigars, $50 in Cash A burglar "broke out" of the Ash Street Cafe last night taking a few cigars and an estimated $50 in change from the juke box with him, according to Chief of Police John Foster . City police were called to. investigate this morning when it was found that the front door had been pried open from the inside and the music box had been opened. Investigating officers fixed the time as after mid-night and reported that it appeared the burglar hid in the cafe before closing time. The cafe at 417 West Ash is owned by Elliott Johns and operated by a Negro, David Smith. Chief Foster said city police are investigating. Korea, must be reunited through United Nations-controlled elections. Speaking" for the first time in the Korean discussion. Bidnult said reunification should be guaranteed by an all-Korean com mission in which both North and South Korea would be represented in proportion to their population. Bidnult called upon the North Koreans to show a sincere desire for the creation of a united, democratic and independent Korea. He .said the United Nations is the most qualified organization to designate observers to watch the proposed elections. Replying to Communist allegations that the United Nations had become "accomplice of an aggressor country," Bidault declared such a statement is neither truthful nor provable. He added: "To accept this would be in effect to deny on our part the very principles of the international organization in which we have placed our hopes and in the service of 'Geneva Parley Awaits Laniel Vote Outcome By MAX HARRELSON GENEVA (AP) — The Indochina peace talks, tightly deadlocked over rival East and West armistice plans, came to a virtual standstill today while delegates to the Far Eastern conferences awaited the outcome of France's political crisis. Some followers of French internal politics said it was a tossup whether Premier Joseph Lanlel's government would survive .a National Assembly vote of confidence .scheduled tor tonight on the Indo- chiua i.ssue. The feeling- here was that if the government fell, the Geneva parley would have to be suspended until a new cabinet, was formed. No formal meeting of the nine- dologat.ion Indochina conference vvius .scheduled for today, bu tdip- lornut.s planned numerous private meetings to discuss strategy and review developments so far. The next formal session on Indochina wa.s set tentatively for to morrow afternoon, unless developments force cancellation. This afternoon delegates to the 19-nation Korean conference were scheduled to hear a policy statement from British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, the last of the big power delegates to speak on Korea.. During early stages of the Korean debate, the United States let it, be known it was annoyed by the failure of its Western allies to answer sharp Communist attacks on the United States. Since then the U, N. allies have come along one by one to defend the Americans and associate themselves with U.S. policies. Rhce Still Holds Out The Western Powers still were having difficulties lining up South Korean President Syngman Rhee behind their efforts to present a common policy for nationwide elec- t.ion.s under U. N. supervision. The United States, through Special Ambassador Arthur Dean, has bcc'ii trying to persuade Rhee for two weeks to give up his insistence j that the proposed elections must be held only in North Korea. A dispatch from Seoul last night said Rhee had rejected the appeals. In view of the general conviction that a Korean solution is not possible at this time. Western .sources here „ considered Rhee's position important only from a propagnnda, .standpoint. However, tho:-;e source.': said it would be better to present the fairest proposal possible, even if the Communists arc certain to reject it. The Indochina debate up to now also hus given little cause for optimism. There ar.» three plans before the conference — from France, Viet Nnm and the Vietminh. The French have proposed an internationally supervised armistice, with both sides withdrawing Sec CONFERENCE on Page 5 4. A "clear-cut policy" favoring j which we have placed our forces." a rising level of wages, including an increase in the federally required minimum wage to bring the standard "into line with present- day conditions." He said also the government should not try to "weaken collective bargaining by See GOP on Page 5 Harrison High Commencement Set for May 20 Graduation exercises for the Harrison High School senior class of 35 students will be held next Thursday a i 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Commencement speaker will be Dr. M. LaFayette Harris, president: of Philander Smith College. Vesper services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium with Rev. J. A. McDaniel, execu- r.ive secretary of the Memphis Urban League, delivering the sermon. Selected as valedictorian and The French minister said that it was evident North Korea had committed the aggression by suddenly ; winner of the Cecil A. Partee award penetrating the territory of its is Bernice Jackson. Ruby Lee Jen- neighbor in armed force without previous recourse to any procedure of conciliation or arbitration and without any warning. kins was chosen salutatorian. Senior class night activities will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium. 'Teacher Appreciation Week' to Be May 23-29 The Blytheville Kiwanis Club yesterday designated the week of May 23 through May 29 as Teacher Appreciation Week in Blytheville. The club also fixed the dates for the two dinners, at which it will play iiost to both white and and Negro teachers o* the Blytheville School District and called upon all the residents of the city to join in the observance of this special week. Although Teacher Appreciation A'eek will not officially begin until M.'iy 23, it will be "kicked off" May li) when members of the Kiwanis Club pay tribute to the Negro teachers of the district with a dinner at Harrison High School. It was explained that the Negro dinner would be held early this year on the request of Harrison High School officials because Negro schools will close for lhe summer earlier than the white schools. Teacher Appreciation Week was originated by the Blytheville Kiwanis Club three years ago, and because of it reception in its first year, it was accepted as an annual project by the Kiwanis Club. For the past two years, member? of the Kiwanis Club have been working toward statewide and nationwied acceptance of the week and this year its efforts stand a better - than - average chance of being rewarded. A resolution urging all Kiwanis Clubs of the United States and Canada to sponsor a "Teacher Recognition Day" was scheduled to be introduced at the Kiwanis International convention which closed today in Miami. Fla. George Clark, who has headed the Kiwanis Club's Teacher Appreciation Week committee for the past two years, is general Chairman, of the committee again this year. Jimmy Sanders heads the committee in charge of the Negro teachers dinner and O. E. Knudsen is chairman of the white teachers dinner committee.

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